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Obituaries

Tuesday, January 4, 2000


Antone Arruda, 90, of Kailua, died last Tuesday in Castle Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wilhelmina; sons Donald, Douglas and Clayton; daughter Yvonne Dickson; sisters Lillian Rodrigues, Eleanor Buslaki and Elaine Joaquin; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Herbert L. Callejo, 64, of McBride Camp, Kauai, a retired heavy equipment operator with McBride Sugar Plantation, died last Tuesday in Ruidoso, N.M. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Lawai, Kauai. He is survived by wife Gloria; sons Herbert L. Jr., Jason, Jaime and James; daughter Chevelle Franco; mother Mary Rodrigues; brothers Benny Callejo and John and Joseph Taboniar; sisters Ruby Rivera, Joanna Castillo, Julita Patricio, Salina Sonoda and Betsy Shinogawa; and nine grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalaheo Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Casual attire.

Saturnina V. Castillo, 54, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a housekeeping inspectress for Mauna Kea Resort, died Friday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Percival; daughters Gina Pira, Jennifer Cacoulidis and Michelle Castillo; son Reynaldo; parents Leoncio and Florencia Vallente; and six grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Honokaa Catholic Church. Casual attire.

Byron L. Donaldson, 52, of Kaneohe, died Saturday in Castle Hospital. He was born in Brush Prairie, Wash. He is survived by wife Ryoko; sons Charles, Donald, David and Michael; daughters Kathy, Sandra and Michelle; father Ralph; brothers Jim, Ralph and Clifford; sister Caroline; and seven grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kikue Fukumitsu, 95, of Holualoa, Hawaii, died last Tuesday at home. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Kazuo, Yasuo, Kenji, Tadamasa and Isowo; sisters Kiyoko Marutani and Fusae Kozuki; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Kona Hongwanji. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Rupert K. Hashimoto, 63, of California, formerly of Kauai, a retired design engineer for Autonetics in California, died Dec. 17. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Frances, daughter Kelly, parents Rupert J. and Helen, brother Gerald, and sisters Helene Nakashima and Beverly Kurisu. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ensei Hayashi, 86, of Hilo, an accountant for Hawaii Grocers, died Dec. 23 in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Eleanor S., brothers Chisato, Gary and Gilbert, and sisters Mary Guerrero, Fusa Sakamoto, Elsie Hara and Lillian Towata. Private services.

Richard L. Hays, 51, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died Friday in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Baltimore. He is survived by wife Gwen K. and daughter Miko. Private scattering of ashes. No flowers.

Jason A. Hirae, 37, of Hilo, a painter with Hirae Painting Service, will be remembered in services 5 p.m. Friday at the New Hope Christian Fellowship Church, 840 Kupulau Road. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. He died in Kau Hospital after he was found unconscious in the water off Pohina Pali in Kau where he had been skin-diving. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Christy, sons Justin and Jordan, parents Richard and Corliss, brothers Rory Dean and Kendall, sisters Carolee Okano and Lorna Hirae Reese, and grandmother Kinuko.

Kenneth K. "Toof" Hongo, 72, of Honolulu, a retired seaman for Matson Co., died Dec. 16 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kay K.; brothers Eichi, Henry and Gene; and sisters Dorothy Hudson, Katherine Kurakake, Jane Reeves, Frances Snyder and Linda Yoshiura. Private services.

Eliza L.N. Kam, 81, of Honolulu, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Kalamaula, Molokai. She is survived by sons Alvin Kulani and Ernest, Ronald, Calvin, Douglas and Lewis Kam; daughters Alberta Lucas, Vannie Kam, Leona Shimojo and Jacqueline Garcia-Quinones; brothers Robert Jr. and Roy Nakihei; sisters Marilyn Solatorio, Nancy Nakihei, Albetine Naki, Victoria Hoffman and Beatrice Ann Nakihei; 24 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Greenhaven Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

William M. Kepaa Jr., 77, of Mililani, a retired Marine superintendent at Naha Port, Okinawa, died Dec. 27 at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by daughters Pamela Naone and Maria "Noho" Lovell, brothers Harold and Clinton, seven grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Victoria K. Kepano, 57, of Honolulu, who worked for Duty Free Shoppers, died Dec. 17 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph K. Jr. and Norries M. Kepano, daughters Nora K. Kepano and Lisa Lin, sisters Gloria Ann Abafo and Patsy Paige, and five grandchildren. Memorial services: noon Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mae Bok Soon Kim, 76, of Wailuku, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Robert; sons Rodney, Ronald and Roy; daughter Marilyn Fujimoto; brothers Harry and John; sisters Doris Yoon and Peggy Eral; and eight grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Reception to follow. Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Donald L. Kling, 52, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Honolulu, died Dec. 11 in Wichita. He was born in Cincinnati. He is survived by father Leonard and stepmother Antonita DeVera-Kling. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ricky C.N. Kono, 10, of Aiea, a student at Gus Webling Elementary School, died Dec. 27 in Kapiolani Hospital for Women and Children. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Carole and Bert, brother Deven, sister Sherrianne, and grandparents Helen and Thomas Nakamura and Elsie and Shinya Yoshinaga. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dr. Kikuo Kuramoto, 82, of Kaneohe, a doctor of internal medicine, died Dec. 26. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Peggy; daughter Barbara; sons Frederick, Daryll and Cullen Nakama; brother Rinkoro; sisters Nobuko Matsukage and Betty Wakai; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ernest J. Kurlansky, 87, of Waimea, Hawaii, a semi-retired real estate broker, died Saturday at home. He was born in Siberia, Russia. He is survived by wife Helen, son Robert and a grandson. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to North Hawaii Hospice, P.O. Box 1236, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743.

Maximo L. Lapitan Jr., 38, of Alaska, formerly of Honolulu, who was employed with Tridend Seafood, died Dec. 14 in the Philippines. He was born in Sultan Kudarat, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Isabelita G.; son Oliver; daughters Manneloe and Kimberly; parents Maximo and Consuelo; brothers Diosdado, Edwin and Danilo; and sister Vangie Agustin. Eulogy: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Call again from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Pancracia A. "Daling" Liberato, 74, of Waialua died Dec 17 in Fort Collins, Colo. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Grace-Lyn Liberato Wilson and two grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Josephine E. Madsen, 79, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse for Straub Hospital, died Friday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ronald V., daughter JoAnne Tetsutani, and sisters Mabel A. Salisbury and Marguerite T. Akana. Private services.

Preston L. Maxilom, 24, of Ewa Beach, died Sunday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father and stepmother Harry and Darilyn, mother and stepfather Shirley and Chuck Forbes, brother Davin and sisters Jaynelle Johnson and Tisha Maxilom. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Ruth T. McChesney, 69, of Ewa Beach, died Dec. 22 in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by son Thomas L.; daughters Ruthie B. Watanabe and Naomi L. Falsetto; brothers Masato, Masaji and Yoshiyuki Mitsumura; sisters Chieko Hanada, Masayo Kimura, Masako Krepky, Kazuko Kakuni and Hiroko Pharr; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Frederick C. Meier, 82, of Pearl City, a retired communication specialist with the U.S. Department of Defense with the U.S. Air Force, died Dec. 10 in Aiea. He was also a World War II veteran serving 16 B-17 missions with the 8th AF 550th Bomb Squadron 385th Bomb Group 93rd Air Division. He was born in Tulare, S.D. He is survived by wife Louise, daughters Karen and Kathleen, brother Raymond, hanai brother John Portz, and hanai children Steven Heywood and Penny Leonard. Celebration of life: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday under the mango tree at the family home. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to Disabled American Veterans.

Roy S. Mishima, 62, of Pearl City, a former construction shop supervisor, died Dec. 25 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by children Alison, Eric, Sandra and Kathie Mishima and Karrie Vieweg; brother Walter, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Kyuji Mitsui, 92, of Honolulu, a retired general maintenance employee for Dillingham Corp., died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Yamaguchi-Ken, Japan. He is survived by sons Edward and Walter, daughters Ellen Chew and Nancy Kai, brother Hisao, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ronald T. Muraoka, 54, of Aiea, a security guard at Kaiser Moanalua, died Dec. 27 at home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by his mother Yoshiko "Clara," and brothers Randolph R., Marvin R. and Jeff T. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bernaldo Nadoza, 77, of Waimea, Kauai, formerly of Honolulu, a retired dye man for Joe Pacific Shoe Repair Shop for 30 years, died Dec. 22 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Kona. He is survived by sons Leonard and Sidney; daughters Jeraldine Masumoto, Roseann Fontecha and Sharon Lopez; brother Fred; sister Idad; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Toshio "Hoxie" Nagami, 78, of Hilo, a retired salesman for the former Excelsior Soda Works, died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Teruo, and sisters Yasuko Okajima, Ayako Asada and Mikako Hamakawa. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kazuyoshi Nakamura, 76, of Honolulu, a retired technician for the Typewriter Shop, died Wednesday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Betsy; sons Mark and Bert; daughters Lynette Niles, Karen Fujimoto and Donna Yamamoto; brothers Yoshiyuki, Francis and Donald; and three grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X Church, 2821 Lowrey Ave. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Patricia J. "Jeannie" Nickell, 69, of Kahului, a Eucharistic minister at Christ the King Church, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was also a former employee of Imua Rehab. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. She is survived by husband Alfred K., son Alfred K., daughters Jeanne Ann Lorrin and Julia C. Villegas, seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Takeshi Ogata, 71, of Los Angeles, formerly of Hakalau, Hawaii, a retired iron worker, died Dec. 11 in Orange, Calif. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Clyde and Brian; daughters Charlene Tsuji, Helene Anderson, Charlotte Congelliere and Vivian Honda; brother Kenneth; sister Kay Goda; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: Homelani Columbarium. Casual attire. No flowers.

Maximo G. Paguirigan, 91, of Honolulu, a retired pineapple worker, died Nov. 26 at home. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Aurea, sons Elpidio and Pedro, nine grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Fred Y. Saito, 67, of Lanai City, a retired painter for Nagatoshi Brothers, died Thursday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Lahaina, he is survived by daughters Suzette Yoshimura, Franceen Sato and Michelle Takaki; mother Hanako; brothers Raymond, Donald and Michael; sister Elaine Sugimoto; and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Saichi Sato, 76, of Kaalaea, a retired carpenter with Robert M. Kaya Builders, died Dec. 24 in Honolulu. He was born in Laie. He is survived by wife Lina K.; son Robert J.; daughter Lisa Honeychurch; brothers Takeo, Yoshimichi and Masumitsu; sister Kikue Imoto; and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow.

Joy E. Smith-Stringfield, 60, of Hawaii, a teacher at Hawaii Baptist Academy, died Dec. 26 in St. Joseph Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Mich. She was born in Smith Creek, Mich. She is survived by children Akuni Atai and Wade Stringfield, brother Earl W. Smith, sisters Ann Towers and Nancy L. Gilbert, companion Carl, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Community Church of Honolulu.

Aomalo Tatupu, 59, of Honolulu, a truck driver for Sun Van Movers, died Wednesday at home. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Seugatalatasi; sons Tuivale Laumau and Nathan Tatupu; daughters Lorraine, Donna and Carol Tatupu, Ruth Tatupu-Leopoldo, Dorothy Ishikawa and Amy Liana; brothers Mosiula, Po and June; sister Leemo Uia; and 17 grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lanakila Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Hideko Toguchi, 85, of Honolulu, died Dec. 26 at home. Born in Hakalau, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Walter S. and James Y.; daughters Nancy F. Higa and Jane N. Leong; brothers Robert N., Richard and Raymond Shimabukuro; sisters Grace Nagamine, Hazel Shimabukuro, Dorothy Jitchaku, Nora Chinna, Nancy Higa and Florence Nakama; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Frank W.K. Tom, 88, of Honolulu, a retired crane operator at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Sunday in Hale Nani Nursing Center. He was born in Kahaluu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Agnes; son Melvyn; daughters Harmony Chock, Moana Scanlan and Frances Akau; stepson Richard Keohuhu; sisters Annie Lum and Alice Fong; 22 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Chau Kim Tran, 70, of Honolulu, a former teacher in Saigon, died Thursday. She was born in Saigon. She is survived by sons Xuan, Thanh, Andy and Cuong; daughters Trinh, Alina, Tuyet and Thuy; mother Sung Luong; sisters Buu, Du, Phuong and Hoang; brother Hung; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 12:45 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Chester Wooten Jr., 64, of Kona, Hawaii, a drywall installer, died Wednesday in Kona Community Hospital.Born in Seymour, Texas, he is survived by son Chester K.; daughters Noelani Baer, Kahealani Uyeshiro, Kalae Wheeler, Moana Wooten, Becky Ayer and Debbie Johnson; mother of his children Jolinda K. Carr; brothers Charles and R.K.; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday on board the boat Legend II, which will depart from the Honokohau Harbor. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. Memorial tributes welcome.



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