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Obituaries

Friday, January 21, 2000


Albert K.O. "Kanaka" Akamu, 76, of Makaha, a retiree, died Sunday in Ewa Beach. He was born in Mahukona, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Linda Akamu, Sharon Ching, Rose Mary Darwin and Alberta Harrell, 11 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Maili Beach Park (Tumble Land). Aloha attire.

Melvin W.K. Chin, 57, of Honolulu, died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Mildred Ng, brothers Douglas and Dexter, and sisters Marilyn Kwock, Cynthia Wang, Gwendolyn Aoyama, Natalie Davis, Jeriann Chin and Karen Char. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after noon. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Annie May K.F. Chun, of Honolulu, died Jan. 16 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Henry, daughter Sylvia Mutch, sister Marvie Lee, and three grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Hearts Church on Wilder Avenue. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Nuuanu Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Suk Bong "Cowboy" Chun, 79, of Wahiawa, who retired from Schofield, died Monday in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by brothers John R. and Siuk, and sisters Bong Shoon Hohnholz and Annie Perry. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Richard Y.F. Farm, 60, of Lawai, Kauai, is also known as "Ricky." Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday provided by the mortuary.

Denny L. Ford, 84, of Honolulu, a retired military airplane mechanic, died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in South Carolina. He is survived by son Jan, a granddaughter, and three great-grandchildren. Inurnment at a later date.

Richard R. "Dickie" Fukunaga, 72, of Kailua, a retired lead storekeeper for United Airlines, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty T., sons Clarence K. Omizo and Neil H. Fukunaga, daughters Mildred M. Watanabe and Francine R. Fukunaga, mother Frances F., brother Clifford H., sister Sadie S. Yasuda, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Candace M. Goodish, 52, of Kaneohe, a special needs teacher with the state Department of Education, died Sunday in Honolulu. She was born in Boston. She is survived by husband Michael I., daughters Jessica M. and Christin N., brothers Christopher, Jeffery and Gregory Mark, sister Blythe Pettitt, and father Willis P. Mark. Private services.

Yoshio "Yabo" Ide, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired warehouseman at Hopaco, died Tuesday in Castle Hospital. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Clarita, sons Daniel and Matthew, brother Michael, sisters Edith Nariyoshi, Gladys Samer, Ayame Ahuna and Florence Watanuki, and four grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Parker United Methodist Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Wayne Ito, 48, of Pukalani, Maui, a grocery store clerk, died Jan. 12 at home. Born in Japan, he is survived by three uncles and an aunt. Private services.

Bernandina "Blackie" Ketten, 66, of Kailua, a retired ward clerk for Queen's Hospital, died Saturday in Kailua. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Kurt, daughters Brenda Lee, Donna Apana and Ivey Jo Akuna, sisters Fely Martinez and Mary Ann Baybado, brothers Marcelino, Jorge and Melvin Martinez, and grandchildren. Private services.

Gladys H.K. Kim, 81, of Waipahu, died Saturday in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Thomas K.N. Jr. and Melvyn, daughters Sharon K. Abe and Lynette K. Ziegler, brothers Robert and Samuel Yue and Walter and Joseph Chin, sisters Maryann Dickens and Mary Kim, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Thomas B.K. Leong, 38, of Waipahu, died Jan. 8. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brothers Sam and Daniel, and sister Gladys. Private services.

Hideo Maeshiro, 75, of Honolulu, died Jan. 6 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by sons Gary G. and Alton A., daughter Shirley F., brothers Tokuzen and Mamoru, sisters Fujiko Oshiro and Fumi Nakano and two grandchildren. Private services.

Melvin P. "Mel" Mago, 58, formerly of Hawaii, a heavy duty equipment mechanic in northern California, died Dec. 23 at home. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Dee, parents Wayne and Grace, daughter Wannetta Spivey, stepson Christopher Jensen, stepdaughter Victoria Jensen, brothers Eugene, Henry and Charles, and eight grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Violet A. Monalim, 69, of Honolulu, a retired office clerk for Watamull's, died Jan. 12 in Aiea. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. She is survived by daughters Davelin Carlyon and April Monalim, brothers William S., Abraham and James Ramos, and grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Satsuki Nakamoto, 83, of Hilo, a supervisor for the Sumida Fishcake Factory, died Sunday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Private services.

Teodorico G. Oficial, 93, of Pukalani, Maui, died Jan. 18 in Kula Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Hattie, son Alfredo Acierto, daughter Irene, two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elsie K.O. Patrick, 59, of St. Petersburg, Fla., a former payroll clerk for St. Francis Hospital, died Dec. 27. She was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. She is survived by husband David, son Troy Hirai, daughter Valerie Shaddox, parents Masaichi and Shizuko Okano, brother Warren Okano, sister Harriet Matsumoto, and a grandson. Private services.

Linda F. Pettiford, 31, of Ewa Beach, died Jan. 14. She was born in Delaware. She is survived by parents Charles Jr. and Nancy, sister Pamela Pontious, twin sister Lisa "Francia" Smith, and brothers Charles III and Carl. Private services.

Dorothy M. "Takita" Roque, 82, of Honolulu, died Saturday. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughter Christine Sanico; brothers Kenji, Takeo, Itsuo and Fujio Takita; and sisters Doris Tapia and Janet Lau. Private services.

William F. Soong, 78, of Kailua, a retired federal systems operator, died Monday in Castle Hospital. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Lillian Y., daughters Maelynn and Liane Soong and Glenda Freitas, brother Aaron Jr., sister Jeanie Lee, and a grandchild. Services: 9:45 a.m. Monday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1317 Queen Emma St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/education/hcc/library/hiindex.html
The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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