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Obituaries

Tuesday, January 25, 2000


Heinrich Benedetti, 79, of Brake, Germany, died Jan. 17 in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Osterroenfeld, Germany. He is survived by wife Marielotte and son Fritz. Private services.

Roy L.C. "Moki" Bright Jr., 57, of Kaneohe died Thursday at home. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by mother Violet Akau; companion Penny; son Roy III; daughters Denise Souza, Darnell Lee, Dana Pasion, Darice Cabuag and Desiree Bright; brother Charles; sisters Yvonne Towne, Patricia Ramirez and Charmaine Bright; and 10 grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Hipolito A. Carinio, 90, of Ewa Beach, a retired irrigation worker for Oahu Sugar Plantation, died last Tuesday at home. He was born in Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Herminigilda L.; sons Claudio, Alfredo, Victoriano and Gary; daughter Dominga C. Manuel; 22 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Henry Dun Kwai Ching, 80, of Honolulu, founder of Universal Sheetmetal Inc., died Jan. 17 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret, son Jeffrey, daughters Stephanie Lin Hong and Leanne Look, brothers Andrew and Walter, sister Alice Chang, and 10 grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Margaret K.Y. Chang Chun, 78, of Honolulu, a Tapa Room waitress, died last Tuesday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Walter and Michael; daughters Sydney Chang and Colleen Goetz; brother John Chang; sisters Chris Tong, Lena Young, Helen Wong, Mona Leu, Mary Fong and Pearl Johnson; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Dick T. Dasalla, 83, of Honolulu, died Jan. 3 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Cirila C., daughters Irene C. and Mildred C., son Samuel Abalos, brother Marcos, seven grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Lawrence DeJesus, 81, of Honolulu, a welding engineer with the federal government, died Wednesday in Straub Hospital. He is survived by wife Jessie, daughters Lorene Clark and LaVern Fitchett, brothers Harry and James, sister Linda Pacheco, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Friday at St. Patrick Church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Shikaichi Fujita, 91, of Honolulu, a retired gardener for Gay & Robinson Co., died last Tuesday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Miyoko; sons Morio, Mamoru and Kiyoto, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Julian L. "Mariano" Galleo, 88, of Waimanalo, who retired from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, died Jan. 15 in Castle Hospital. He also was a former president of Waimanalo Mutual Aid Association. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Bonifacia; son Constantino; daughters Consuelo Mc Manus, Pacita Miles and Dolores Damaso; stepson Armando Gonzalez; stepdaughters Annabelle Kaina and Jocelyn Tolentino; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Juana D. Gonzales, 89, of Honolulu, died Jan. 10 in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Andres; sons Hipolito, Jose, Jaime and Jesus; daughter Zamora Nieves; brother Jeremiah Domingo; 23 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Searle Grace, 70, of Waipahu, a retired captain from Dillingham Tug & Barge, died Jan. 17 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Valentine Punilei; sons William, Searle Jr. and Charlsa; daughters Rose Mary Bega and Searleen; brothers Louis, Wallace and William Panui; sisters Oakley Akaka, Sharon Wong and Winona Kaukahi; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Call again from 8 to 10:15 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Tetsuko Hasegawa, 89, of Pearl City, died Jan. 16 in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons George K. and Richard Y.; daughters Marjorie A. Soma, Sumiko Tokumaru and Jane S. Onaka; brother Torajiro Yoshimura; sister Sueko Miyashita, seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

John Haumea, 67, of Wainiha, Kauai, equipment operator for the County of Kauai, died Friday at home. He was born in Wainiha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Eleanor T.H. "Lady"; daughters Kehau Seramur, Stephanie Speer, Annette Haumea and Barielin "Nani" Learned; sons John Jr., Blane and Wilbert; brothers Joseph "Ipo," Benjamin and Bonaparte; sisters Kalanihon Valmoaja, Hannah Myers, Jeanie Kim and Frances Haumea; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at the Hanalei Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hanalei Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

Henry S.C. Hu, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Halekulani comptroller and former Hawaii Hotel Association treasurer, died Friday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Violette, children Henrietta Whitcomb and Clifford Hu, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Yat On Hu, 77, of Honolulu, died Sunday in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Annette; sons Stephen and Arthur Hu and Ricky Lui; daughter Katherine Lui; brothers Alfred, Herbert and Joseph; sisters Mabel Sitch and Grace Ching; and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Martha H. Iwamasa, 71, of Honolulu, a retired teacher of Japanese language at Fort Gakuen School, died Thursday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Aileen Low and Doreen Iwamasa; brothers Akira, Frederick and George Kubota; and sisters Gladys Hirai, Mildred Kern, Lillian Chang, Susan Nogawa, Beatrice Olayer and Irene Okino. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Luis D. Jadman, 89, of Honolulu died Jan. 7 in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in Camiguin Island, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Ciriaca, daughter Luzviminda Barton, brothers Tirso and Ariston, and sister Eustaquia. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church in Kalihi. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Harry K.H. Jenette, 75, of Kaneohe, a retired security guard, died Jan. 12 in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Michele Nakayama, Lynne Oliver, Patricia Pablo and Cecilia Pugay; sons Edward and Harry Jenette Jr., Johnnie Mae Myers and John Hina; sister Elizabeth P.N. Ana; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Laura M.K. "Cookie" Kahalepo, 59, of Honolulu, an employee of J.C. Penney Co. warehouse, died Friday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Benjamin, Gary, Leland and Michael; brothers Joseph and Roger Keanu; sister Barbara-Ann Brown; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Chitose Kinoshita, 95, of Honolulu died Jan. 16 in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Grace Matsumura, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Jack W. Kuwata, 89, of Honolulu, a retired painter, died Jan. 17 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yoshiko, son Colburn Y. and Gavin M., daughter May K. Matsumoto, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Evelyn Y.N. Lam, 85, of Honolulu, died Jan. 17 in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughters Goldie Asuncion, Sylvia Ronquilio, Judy Lam, June Suzuki, Nancy Decker, Shirley Ching, Frances Quast, Aileen Parham, Karen Fernandez and Beverly Ikemura; brothers Leslie Ing and Harry Ng; sisters Lillian Fisher, Elaine Scully and Violet Chang; 27 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Betsy K. "Betty" Lum, 68, of Kaneohe is survived by husband Stanley and son Stanley Jr. Incorrect information yesterday provided by the mortuary.

George K.K. "Raymond" Meyers, 61, formerly of Stockton, Calif. died Jan. 15 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Nerlinda; daughters Geraldine and Jeannie; brothers Samuel Keoho, Frank and August Meyers and Christian Naki; sisters Pauline Clayton, Gertrude Galuafi, Kathrine Kaeo, Mary Montez, Dianne Rosa, Dallas Williams and Georgette Meyers; and three grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Llewellyn K.C. Mills, 51, of Kona, Hawaii, a department manager at Wal-Mart in Kailua-Kona, died last Tuesday in Queen's Hospital. He also worked at the former Kona Food Mart. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Brenda Lou A., son Llewellyn K.C. Jr., brothers Lawrence and Lloyd, sister Gwendolyn Schauweker, hanai brother John Kuakahela, stepdaughter Theresa Beires, and two stepgrandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church on Alii Drive. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

George Obrador, 35, of Kaneohe, a glass glazer, died Friday in Wahiawa. He was born in Havana, Cuba. He is survived by mother Raquel, father Gilbert and sisters Noemi Raines and Suzana Webster. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mark's Church. Aloha attire.

Ida D. Pace, 90, of Honolulu, founder of Vacations Hawaii Inc., died Jan. 15 in Honolulu. She was born in Nelphi, Utah. She is survived by sister Mary A. "Mayme" and brother Wallace. Private services.

Flo A. Respicio, 78, of Honolulu, died Thursday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Anita Salvatera and Juanita Martin, brother Francisco, sisters Catalina Alejandro and Clementina Dawang, three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Anthony J. Romero, 50, of Honolulu is survived by father Frank and mother Mercedes Gonzales. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Oliver L. Sears, 84, of Kahului, a retired cross-country truck driver, died Saturday at home. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Bernice and caregiver and grandson Gary Aplanalp. Private services.

Gwendolyn K. Silva, 70, of Waipahu, died Jan. 16 in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Oscar, Patrick and Glenn; brother Louis Kamalii Jr., nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Kauai. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire. No services in Honolulu.

Asako Tomita, 90, of Lihue, died Friday in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by daughters Alice Nagato, Helen Tomita, Patsy Ginoza and Jane Ozaki; brothers Tsutao, Haruo and Toshiyuki Sato; sisters Matsuko Sakamoto and Nobuko Kusatsu, six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Lena L. Vickery, 90, of Pearl City, is survived by daughter Ellen Kaihenui. Incorrect information for an obituary published Saturday provided by the mortuary.

Herbert M. Victorino, 76, of Keaau, Hawaii, a truck driver for Murray-Air Ltd., died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Keaau, Hawaii. He is survived by son Wayne; daughters Gladys Victorino-Gillot, Mary Jane Encencio and Paula Ann, Katherine and Evelyn Victorino; sisters Alice Flores, Loretta Sumiki and Irene Mitchell; brothers Theodore, Daniel Jr. and Edward; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Deaths Elsewhere

Jim Dick Miller, a Navy ensign aboard the USS Arizona who became its highest ranking survivor after most of the crew was killed during the Pearl Harbor bombing, died Jan. 19 in his Coronado home. He was 82 and had Alzheimer's disease.



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



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