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Obituaries

Monday, January 24, 2000


James Lui Aki, 73, of Hilo, a retired Hawaiian Electric Light Co.employee, died Thursday at home. He was born in Ka'u, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Frank Jr.; sister Elsie Lee, and brother-in-law Steven Wong. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Thelma Evelyn Akiona, 82, of Honolulu, a retired waitress, died Friday at home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Warren, Gary and Sidney; daughters Leonora Gau and Deborah L'Eplattenier; brother William "Blackie" Crowell; sisters Elsie "Buddy" Sinclair, Irene Barboza and Alice Souza, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: Noon Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head MemorialPark.

Randolf William Borges Sr., 83, of Kailua, died Wednesday in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Randolf Jr., Harold, Barry and Henry; daughters Gwendolyn Menchaca, Miriam Janczak, Janice Wong, Bernadette Foresman, Charlene Luning, Lynda Borges-Oro and Colette Borges; brother Lawrence; sisters Bernardine Gandrud and Gladys Beaudry, 29 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Helen Matsumi Chandler, 74, died Jan. 12 at home. She was born on the Big Island. She is survived by son Sam; brothers and sisters, and a grandchild. Services and scattering of ashes were held.

Louis DeCenzo, 77, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army sergeant, died Wednesday. He was born in Pitcairn, Pa. He is survived by brother Anthony, and sisters Julia Rizzo, Mary Loffredo and Phillomena Condrasky. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call: 6 to 9 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Winona M. Kuamoo De Motta, 62, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired bartender at the Golden Room, died Wednesday at the Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Malama, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Nelson and Albert; daughters Lena Carver, Teresa Valenciano and Eileen Rodrigues; hanai daughters Priscilla Kamau and Evelyn De Souza; sisters Jennie Yin, Flora Pearl and Mina Rodrigues; brothers Solomon Walker Hekekia and Frank Kuamoo, 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call: 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Elvina Pearl Dollaga, 79, of Honolulu, also known as Albina, a retired housekeeper for Kapiolani Hospital, died Jan. 15. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by caregiver Edna Thomas and numerous relatives. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Interment to follow at Nuuanu Memorial Park

Alice Yoshie Fukunaga, 94, of Oahu, a retired Libby's Pineapple Company employee, died Dec. 18 at Kapiolani Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Francis Fukunaga, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services wre private.

Yasue Miyasaki Kawamura, 94, of Honolulu, died Jan. 16 at Island Nursing Home. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by sons Tsutomu and Toshio; daughter Ruth Asako Takahata; sister Sachiko Kunishige, six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were private.

Gabriela "Peke" Keller, 52, of Waianae died Jan. 13 in Honolulu. She was born in Honaunau, Kona. She is survived by husband Albert; daughters Kennedy-Anne Medeiros, Dawn and Leigh Keller and Joan Acasio; sons Junior, Gabe and Braden; father Gabriel Kelekolio; sisters Joan Mayfield and Esther and Sarah Kelekolio; brothers Gabriel, Joshua, Josiah and Caleb Kelekolio, and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Tat Wing Lee,74, of Honolulu, died Friday at St. Francis West Hospice. He is survived by wife Hau Chun; sons Raymond and Edward; daughters Joanna and Cindy Lam, and five grandchildren. Call from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Chinese Buddhist service will be held. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Betsy "Betty" K. Lum, 68, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died Jan. 16 in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stanley Ching; son Stanley Jr.; daughters Oriette Vegas, Elizabeth-Arlis Liu, Lila "Lilinoe" Lum and Kimberly Magbual; sisters Miriam Tollefsen and Winifred Jones, and six grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call: 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Tauamo Mauga Salanoa Malufau, 78, of Laie, a retired weaver-dancer at the Polynesian Cultural Center, died Jan. 16. She was born in Poloa, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Tasi, Feso "Blackie" Jr., Feso "Bebe" III and Feso Palepoi; daughters Fenunuivao Moaalii, Lindy "Salaia" Tufaga, and Niue "Jean" Suschnigg; sister Falepogisa Tapu; brother Faalotaga Salanoa, 39 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Service: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6th Ward, Laie North Stake Center. Call: 9 to 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Charles Medeiros, 77, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor retiree, died Jan. 17 at Maunalani Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Mary Castilio and step-brother Alfredo Duhaylongsod. Services: Noon Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

Dr. Edward Katsujiro Nakata, 79, of Honolulu, a retired dentist, died Thursday at Kuakini Hospital. He is survived by wife Toshiko "Tee"; sons Edward, James and David; daughters Karen and Katherine, and six grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m.

Evelyn H. Quaintance, 80, of Waimea, Hawaii, died Wednesday at Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. She was born in Ceres, Calif. She is survived by sons Donald and Edward; daughter Barbara Bowers, and nine grandchildren. Services were private.

Anthony J. Romero, 50, of Honolulu, a heavy equipment operator, died Dec. 22 in Honolulu. He was born in Hayward, Calif. He is survived by wife Sharon; sons Anthony Jr. and Gino; daughters Benita and Anjelica; father Anthony Gonzales; mother Meceedes Gonzales; brothers Paul, Terry and Dino Gonzales; sisters Teresa, Julia and Valerie Gonzales, and five grandchildren. Private services.

Gladys S. Shimada, 64, of Waialua, who retired from Waialua Sugar Co., died Jan. 14 at home. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by husband Bruce Y.; daughters Susan Y. Asato, Christine S. Shimada and Ann Y.S. Yonamine; brothers Kikuo and Richard M. Fujita; sisters Hatsuko Koike, Satsumi Oishi, Helene Tokunaga and Amy Ishii, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Henry Watson Jr., 76, of Honolulu died Tuesday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sachiko; sons Henry Delovio and Steven, Tenny, Terry and Jerry Watson; daughters Alberta Senaha, Irene Hose, Miyo Char and Linda Weeks; brothers James "Dudi," Rudolph and Calvin; sisters Annabelle "Tita" Moi and Joan Watson, 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.



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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