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Obituaries

Thursday, February 24, 2000


Norma "Norie" Arreola Busque, 52, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a housekeeper for the Hilton Waikoloa Hotel, died Tuesday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was also a former postmaster in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She was born in Ilocos Sur. She is survived by husband Mariano, sons Jerry and Joel, daughter Aileen Segundo, brothers Rolando and Romeo Arreola, sisters Cielita Carino and Rosilita Berdon, parents Segundo and Petra Arreola, and three grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Call after 8 a.m. Casual attire.

Arcenia A. Canillas, 62, of Waimanalo, a retired custodian for the state Department of Education, died last Thursday in St. Francis Hospital. She is survived by husband Florentino; daughters Linda Kaneshiro, Patricia O'Connell, Regina Castillo and Jean Gahuman; brother Pedro Ariota; sisters Florenda Chong and Tomash Balonzo; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at St. George Church in Waimanalo. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Barbara Fraser, 65, of North Anson, Maine, and formerly of Kailua, who retired from Sizzler Aikahi, died Feb. 3. She was born in Litchfield, Va. She is survived by sons Keith and Kenneth, daughter Ann, brothers Brendan and Thomas McShane, sisters Marie Giacobozzi and Polly Baekaert, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Katherine K. "Kats" Fujii, 85, of Honolulu, died last Thursday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honokaa. She is survived by son Dr. Alton K.; daughter Lurline K.; brother Akira Iwamoto; sisters Gertrude and Lorraine Iwamoto and Elaine Kira, and two granddaughters. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Torao Fujisaka, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired truck driver for the city, died Feb. 17 in Kaneohe. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kazue; sons Kenneth K. and Stanley M.; daughters Jane Hew Len, Elaine Urabe and June Ching; sister Namiko Yoshizaki; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dirk N. Galiza, 43, of Camp Hill, Pa., and formerly of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired fisherman, died Jan. 27 in Holy Spirit Hospital in Pennsylvania. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Linda Nesbit-Galiza; daughters Natasha and Tiffany; sons Ryan Carlson and Giovanni and Rio Galiza; father Alfred; mother Lillian Dose; stepmothers Rose and Adela; brothers Dane, Donovan, A.J. and Al; and sisters Roxanne Ramey, Desiree Buyuan, Deidre Burdette, Dagmar Reeves and Caresse Galiza. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Pahala Assembly of God Church. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Kendrick B. Gibson, 51, of Kapaa, Kauai, a hotel chef for the Hyatt Regency on Kauai, died yesterday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Prakona K., three daughters, mother Anita, and a sister in California. Services at a later date.

Sylvia K. "Kay" Gieser, 75, of Cotati, Calif., and formerly of Hau'ula died Feb. 6. She was born in Hailiimaile, Maui. She is survived by daughters Lorraine Akana, Bonnie Abe, Sharon Sumera and Linda Ah Quin; son John; sister Doris Pung; brothers Roy, Stanley, Muneo, Frank and George Shimabukuro; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel. Call from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Charlotte K. Greenleaf, 64, of Kapaakea, Molokai, died last Thursday in Kaunakakai, Molokai. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Louis Jr.; sons Edwin and Louis III; daughters Sharyl I. Sakurada and Colleen Greenleaf; sisters Nellie Cabanban and Rachel Kalima; brothers Johnny Kalaw, Robert Tachibana and Joseph Kupakaa; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kalaiakamanu Hou Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kapaakea Cemetery. Casual attire.

Marilyn M. "Sae" Hirota, 73, of Honolulu, a retired bindery worker for Hawaii Printing Co., died Feb. 16 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Dianne Y. Maetani and Donna S. Tamashiro, brother George Yamasaki, sister Dorothy Shimomura, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Patricia L. "Patti Girl" Horswill, 41, of Kihei, died Monday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C., hanai mother Grandma Kaili, sons Jhaun P. and Jason K. Napoleon, sisters Rochelle McGowan and Lauri Horswill-Smith, brothers Bruce E. and Arthur C., hanai brother Kai Miyoshi, hanai daughter Pualani, and companion Richard Napoleon. Services: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 5 to 10 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Walter H. Inafuku, 68, of Honolulu, a retired plumber for Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, died Feb. 14 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janice, sons Paul, Darcy and Fletcher, brother Thomas, sisters Florence Urasaki, Rose Vicente, Bertha Yuen and Amy Ishikawa, and six grandchildren. Private services.

Mija K.F. Isham, 2, of Waianae, died last Thursday in Kapiolani Women's and Children's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Jerry and Adrienne; brothers Jeremy and Maika; sister Kalin; grandparents Kenny and Theresa Isham, Loyal Miller and Joseph and Leilani Manke; and great-grandparents Tootsie Brewer, Herbert Arnold, Leota Miller, and Mariano and Mercedes Debusca. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Eusebio S. Javier, 95, of Honolulu, is survived by daughter Claudia Saclausa. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Katherine K. Kobashigawa, 92, of Honolulu, died Tuesday in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Okinawa. She is survived by sons Walter and Lawrence, daughter Doris Shinsato, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Inurnment at a later date.

Edith S. Koseki, 88, died Jan. 31. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Larry K. and daughters Gladys Nagamine and Florence Miyamoto. Private services.

So May Lo, 92, of Koloa, Kauai, a cashier for Bishop National Bank and First Hawaiian Bank, died Saturday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by sons Karl, Dennis, Alvin and Edgar; brothers Daniel, Moses and Paul; sisters Betty Love, Rebecca Chingon and Mook Lan Winber, and seven grandchildren. No services.

Miriam M. "Heartbeat" McKee, 78, of Kahului, Maui, died Sunday in Kahului. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by son Robert L.; daughters Miriam Jacintho; brothers Arthur and George; sisters Elsie Raymond, Katherine Soares and Molly Lindsey; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 7 to 9 p.m. Graveside services and burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at the park. Casual attire.

Kaipo Moses, died Feb. 12. He is survived by children Rondilee, Nettie, Leonard Jr., Kehau and Kalima; brother Ernie; sisters Lei Keeling and Paulette Fee; and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Kahikolu Congregational Church. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pu'uhonua O' Honaunau Bay.

Seiji "Naka" Nakahara, 75, of Wahiawa, died Feb. 13 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean; sons Rodney, Wesley, Clarence and Keith; brother Shoso; sister Thelma Kawamata; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Marion M. Nakashima, 82, of Honolulu, died Feb. 11 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Captain Cook, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Judy Ishida and Janet Sogi, sisters Mitsuko Fukunaga and Mitsuno Uemura, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Tsugino Narusawa, 97, of Honolulu, died Feb. 6 in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Mieken, Japan. She is survived by daughter Amy A. Shima, sister Sai Nakatsu, two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Marian L. Rico, 56, of Mililani, an operator for GTE Hawaiian Tel, died last Thursday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Leslie Aniya; brother Benjamin; and sisters Juanita Nitullama, Julie-Anna Bardon and Lorna Jean Katz. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Warren C. Scharsh, 41, of Honolulu, a former laborer in the construction business, died Friday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Lorraine; sons Matthew "Boy" and Brian "Froggy" Medeiros; daughter Briana "Daddy's Girl" Medeiros; mother of his children Lisa Medeiros; brother Bruce; and sisters Deborah Swain, Iris Khan and Eleanor "Lei," Gloria and Madeline "Maddie" Mason. Mass: noon Friday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Call after 9:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 8 a.m. Saturday at Outrigger on the Beach. Aloha attire. No flowers. Leis welcome.

Flora Delos Santos Tompiat, 94, of Kapolei, a retired cook of a family-owned restaurant on Kauai, died Feb. 1 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Lihue. She was born in Bulacan, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Berhamin "Ben" Castillo, Porfirio Ventura and Edward "Ed" Tarape; daughters Susie Salvacion, Angeline Flores and Shirley Mande; 41 grandchildren; 109 great-grandchildren; 59 great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Fukumi "Effie" Yanagawa, 92, of Kona, Hawaii will be remembered in services 4 p.m. tomorrow at Daifukuji Soto Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.



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



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