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Obituaries

Tuesday, December 21, 1999


Francisco A. Alaan "Kakoy," 86, of Honolulu, a laborer, died Nov. 9 in Ewa. He was born in Garcia Hernandez Bohol, the Philippines. He is survived by nephews Gary and Eldon Macarayan; nieces Lorraine, Sandra and Carla Macarayan; and hanai son Ronald Abergas. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Andrew J. Belmodis, 58, of Waipahu, a self-employed contractor, died Dec. 12 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Yvonne S.; son Mark A.; daughter Cassie S.; brothers Anthony, Abraham, Alfred, Arthur and Alan; sisters Pauline Alejado, Bernice Murakami, Mary Belmodis, Virginia Gonsalves, Agnes Kapuniai, Joan Smith and Mae Rose Torricer; and two granddaughters. Services: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elizabeth P.S. Brissette, 78, of Honolulu, who retired from the state Department of Health, died Sunday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Louis; son Stewart; daughters Julie-Ellen "Nan" Bartholomew, Aulani Kahoohanohano and Suzanne McGuigan; sisters Nora Coleman, Jennie Carmack, Julie Williams and Nellie Johnson; hanai son Charles Stewart; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Kaumakapili Church. Call after 2 p.m. Aloha attire. Leis only.

Jin Hee Chung, 68, of Hilo, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Seoul, Korea. She is survived by husband S.H. Lee, sons Eun Kyu, Tim and Ho Kyu Lee, and sister Jin Sook Chung. Graveside services: 10 a.m. today at Homelani Memorial Park.

Dorothy W. Decker, 85, of Hilo, a retired teacher at Kalanianaole School, died Sunday at home. She was born in Ina, Ill. She is survived by nieces, cousins and an aunt. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Holy Apostles. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Antonia "Nellie" DeLima, 69, of Wailuku, Maui, will be remembered in a visitation from 6 to 9 tonight at Borthwick Mortuary-Norman's Chapel. Services: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Robert K. Dennett, 78, a cotton breeder for Seeds of Tomorrow, died Dec. 3 in Napa, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He was also a World War II veteran and one of the first plant breeders to create hybrid tomatoes for the tomato processing industry. He is survived by daughters Kathy Dennett, Ann Slavin and Susan Strathairn; sons Charles, Scott and Alan; brother George; and 12 grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Jerry W. Drennan, 65, of Nanawale Estates, Hawaii, died Friday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Powell, Okla. He is survived by wife Gail, son Gary, mother Alma, and brother Tom. Services: noon Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Walter H. Ehlers, 87, formerly of Hawaii, a retired professor emeritus in social work from Florida State University, died Saturday in Santa Barbara. He was also a YMCA director on Kauai and director for Palama Settlement. He is survived by children Rhea Maxwell, Joyce Esquith and Carol McMahon, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. No services. Private inurnment. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Vista Del Monte Retirement Residence General Fund, 3775 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4459.

Vernon M. Fernandez, 81, of Honolulu, a retired salesman from GTE Hawaiian Tel, died Nov. 25. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Florence, daughters LaVerne Paulos and Nadine Wong, son William Ramos, a granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Harold B. "Shorty" Goeas, 74, of Kaneohe, will be remembered in a mass 12:45 p.m. tomorrow at St. Ann Catholic Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery. Casual attire. Incorrect information for an obituary published Saturday provided by the mortuary.

Kenneth J. Hall, 93, of Kauai, died Dec. 7 at home. He was born in Iowa. He is survived by brother Gordon, sister Beatrice Volkart, son Eugene, and two grandsons. No services. Burial on the mainland.

Elizabeth Quon Hee, 88, of Honolulu, died Friday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Allen and Stephen, daughters Carol Chee and Virginia Ishitani, sister Helen Lau, and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Arao P. Hirata, 84, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired sewage plant superintendent, died Sunday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helen S.; daughters Pauline Miller, Marcia Nishida, Lynda Hing, Lena Fukuda and Margie Freitas; brother Michael; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 5 p.m. tomorrow at St. Benedict's Catholic Church. Call from 4 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Kona Memorial Park. Burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masa Hiromoto, 96, of Honolulu, died Nov. 26 in Hale Ho Aloha. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by sons Harry Y., Thomas N. and Warren K.; daughters Irene C. Pate, Mary Y. Danley and Ellen H. Hiromoto; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Robert B. Hurlbut, 79, of Honolulu, a sales representative for Hoffman California Fabrics, died Dec. 13 at home. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by sons Barron W. and Jeffrey L., daughters Colleen A. and Nancy L., brothers Frederick and Lawrence, sister Elizabeth Bork, nine grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Moritake "Johnny" Ishado, 81, of Honolulu, is survived by wife Ethel. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Kanyei Izumigawa, 95, of Honolulu, a senior master instructor of the Okinawan "Sanshin," who taught classical and folk music of Ryukus, died Thursday in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. He was born in Okinawa, Japan. He is survived by sons Ronald, Stanley and Roger; daughters Betty Saito, Jane Kakazu, Irene Daikoku and Janie Hatayama; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Samuel J. Kalani Jr., 65, also known as "Uncle Sonny," of Wailuku, Maui, a musician, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by daughter Karen and hanai brother Greg Alo. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Mary F. Kaneko, 77, of Honolulu, a retired state library technician, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard, sisters Dorothy Saito and Lily Sakurai, and three grandsons. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jiro Kawahara, 82, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed general contractor, died Dec. 10 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris Y.; daughters Karen H.K. Goto, Linda Y. Kawahara and Arlene C. Ohtani; brother Kokichi; sisters Masako Kawahara and Yoshiko Nomura; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Private services.

Josephine Krakau, 70, of Omao, Kauai, a waitress with the hotel industry, died Saturday in Hale Omao Nursing Home. She was born in Nebraska. She is survived by son Edwin Frederiksen, daughters Caroline Isaacson and Sandy Bishop, brothers Phil and John Meloccaro, a granddaughter, and best friend Benny Allianac. Services: 3:30 p.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Scattering of ashes: Poipu Beach. Casual attire.

Amado N. Mallare, 74, of Pearl City, a retired Philippine Army corporal, died Nov. 25 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was born in La Union, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Editha, son Santiago, daughter Matilde, and brother Pablo. Services and burial in the Philippines.

Agnes S.K. Mason, 82, of Honolulu, a retired nurse at Straub Hospital, died Thursday in Leahi Hospital. She is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial services: tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Patrick M. McGuire, 41, of Kalaheo, Kauai died Wednesday at home. He was born in Oregon. He is survived by mother Karen and sister Alberta Jones. Memorial services: 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Lydgate Park Pavillion in Wailua. Casual attire.

Robert G. Mercier, 54, of Honolulu, a retired nurse's aide at Kapiolani Hospital for Women and Children and an avid trumpet player, died Dec. 2 in Straub Hospital. He was born in Holyoke, Mass. He is survived by wife Mary, mother Theresa, a sister, and two nieces. Private services.

Hiroshi "Anthony" Nakagawa, 84, of Wailuku, Maui, a building construction supervisor at Hicks Homes, died Sunday at home. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by wife Miyoko; daughters Mitzi Sakamoto and Frances Oshita; sisters Edith Y. Watanabe, Yukiko Ogawa and Katsuko Iwata; brother the Rev. Francis; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Steve C. Nishimoto, 77, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a civil engineer for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, died Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ichiyo; son Dale C.; daughters Noelle M. Appelbe, Stephanie C. Mitchell and Ann Y. Nishimoto; brother Shooji; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Chisato Nishimura, 91, of Honolulu, died Dec. 6 in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Paul K. and Harold N.; daughter Dorothy T. Sorayama; brothers Hiroshi and Raymond T. Choriki; sisters Marian Kasumi Dela Cruz, Lorraine T. Habu and Ethel M. Tsuda; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Thomas G. Nishimura, 44, of Honolulu, president of VORTEC, Sailing Research, died Dec. 10 in Honolulu. He was also a windsurfer and inventor of wind and kite surfing equipment. He was born in Elmhurst, Ill. He is survived by parents Dr. Edwin T. and Mayme S., brother Mark R. and sister Janet M. Pekala. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Youth Ministries, Harris United Methodist Church or Hospice Hawaii.

Mary W. Pauole, 77, of Kaneohe, who worked at King Intermediate School and Kaneohe Marine Base, died Dec. 5 at home. She was born in Hanalei, Kauai. She is survived by sons Edward Rivera and John Pauole. Memorial services: 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Kahaluu Recreation Center. Inurnment: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Louis F. Silva, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired city supervisor, died Thursday. He was born in Kaupakalua, Maui. He is survived by wife Frances, daughter Dinah, son Archie, brother John, and three grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. next Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 7 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Dec. 29 at the park.

Elizabeth V. Smyth, 85, of Honolulu, died Sunday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Oxford, Pa. She is survived by sons Jack Jr., Paul and David, and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. John's By the Sea in Kahaluu. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to St. John's By the Sea.

Elsie C. Texeira, 95, of Puhi, Kauai, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons David, Sonny and Billy; daughters Gussie Souza, Beatrice Lang, Frances Getler and Dorothy Moura; sisters Julia Ferreira, Gloria Perreira, Helen Vidinha, Rosalina Duarte and Emily Lopez; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Keiji Yamane, 88, of Honolulu, died Dec. 6 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hatsuko; sons Vernon and Patrick; daughter Frances Tono; sisters Ayako Hirokane, Masae Shigemura and Alyce Park; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Miyoki Yokoyama, 84, of Moiliili, owner of the Yokoyama Tofu and Vegetable Store, died Dec. 1 in Pohai Nani Care Center. She is survived by sister Elsie Tsukano and brothers Dr. Richard and David. Private services. Contributions suggested to the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.

Richard K. Yoshida, 27, of Honolulu, a Garden and Valley Isle Seafood employee, died Saturday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Roger and Barbara Johnson and George and Paula Yoshida; sisters Sherri Ann Pristash and Debbie Lynn Kozack; and grandparents Wah Ching and Frances Hee. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m.



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The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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