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Obituaries

Saturday, April 1, 2000


Isedoro A. "Doro" Alejandro, 94, of Waipahu, a deacon of True Jesus Mission of Latter Rain, died Wednesday in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was also a retired marine machinist from Pearl Harbor. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Felicitas; sons Isidore and Harold; daughter Deborah Harding; and seven grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: Noon Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Jean H. Anderson, 82, of Kailua died March 21 at home. She was born in Michigan. She is survived by daughter Judy Clonts; sons Dr. Alfred, Lawrence and David; sister Bethel Adams; brother Dr. Robert Gullen; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 1:30 p.m.

Mary J. Apffel, 80, of Honolulu, a special educator, died Thursday in Honolulu. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband James; daughter Ruth Stewart; sons Joseph and James Jr.; sister Jeanette Miss; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Charlene L. Burdett, 12, of Hauula, a former student of Hauula Elementary and Kahuku Intermediate schools, died March 8 in Honolulu. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by mother Richidette "Darlene"; father Clever; brothers Cornelio, Clevor Jr., Caesar and Clay; and sisters Rowena Prevost and Alicia, Laureana, Sharmaine and Rosemarie Burdett. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Belinda L. Canape, 72, of Kahului, Maui, a retired bartender, died March 25 in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughters Wanda Sardine, Noella Knight and Josephine Brown; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Preston L. Duque, infant son of Preston Duque and Rhema Wroblewski, died March 25 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He is also survived by grandparents Larry Duque, Lona Fu and Carnellia and Edward Wroblewski; and great-grandparents Lono and Frances Fu and Beatrice Wong. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Richard F. Enomoto, 70, of Waipahu died Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Nancy Murai, Ellen Enomoto and Mildred Furumizo. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dale R. Gushiken, 29, of Makawao, Maui, a roofer laborer, died March 25 in Honolulu. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by father Glenn; mother Norma Fernandez; daughter Taylor; sisters Iris and Maile Gushiken, Kimberly Hamada, Tiara Fernandez and Angel Kovacich; brothers Glenn Jr. and Steven Gushiken and Pumai Fernandez; and grandparents Margaret Costa, Galic Delara, Abel Fernandez and Elsie Davis. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. April 8 at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Lily Y. Harada, 71, of Honolulu, a retired executive assistant housekeeper for Hawaiian Regent Hotel, died March 24 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Walter; sons Glen S. and Ken; daughter Lynn Yokoyama; brothers Frank, Edward and Harry Yamamoto; sisters Jean Hayashi and Mary Osato; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Eleanor S. Hayashi, 79, of Hilo, a secretary for Hilo Motors, died March 23 in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sister-in-law Elsie. Private services.

Gerald R. Heffelfinger Jr., 52, of Honolulu will be remembered in services 1:30 p.m. today at Kawaikui Park, across from Hawaii Loa. Gathering: 1 p.m. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday provided by the family.

Kimi Hiraoka, 80, of Honolulu died Tuesday in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Judy Hiraoka and May Hiraoka-Tomita; brother Masato B. Harada; and sisters Violet C. Ikeno and Tokie Izumi. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire. Private inurnment.

Mitsuo Hironaka, 83, of Waialua, a retired employee for Waialua Sugar Plantation, died March 23 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Yoshiko "Jane"; son Paul S.; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard N.K. Holokahi, 76, of Kailua, a retired supervisor from the maintenance division of the Department of the Army, died Monday in Honolulu. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the 442nd infantry. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carole G.; son Richard N.; daughter Kathleen P.; and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. April 8 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 349 Kailua Road. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elsie E. Kelepolo, 94, of Hilo, a missionary for the Assembly of God Church, died Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Napa, Calif. She is survived by caregiver Carol Reis. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Amelia P.K. King, 65, of San Jose, Calif., a supervisor for Adult Protective Services in Santa Clara, Calif., died March 25. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Mary Louise and sisters Louis Hancock, Anoipua and Nina G. Yoshida. Services: Noon Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Erhard J. Kropf, 66, of Kailua, a retired service manager from Windward Volkswagon, died Thursday. He was born in Germany. He is survived by wife Annie Purdy; sister Brigitte Harkey; children; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire.

M.A. "Pete" Pietschman, 85, retired senior vice president of American Factors, or Amfac, died Thursday. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by daughter Marianne Conley and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. April 8 at Central Union Church, with lunch to follow at the Pacific Club. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Central Union Church or to Punahou School.

Aileen K. Saffery, 63, of Honolulu died Monday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Samuel III; sons Samuel IV, Kwan Yin, Kent Andrew, Hugh Merrick, Shea Joseph and Simon Peter; daughters Ann Victoria Palacios and Meribeth and Clare Francis; brothers Lui Waiwaiole and Stephen and Donald Beirne; and sisters Elizabeth Prestidge and Frances Teshima. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen's Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Floro T. Salvadore, 88, of Waihee, Maui, a retired filter operator for Maui Land & Pineapple Co., died Wednesday in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Laoag province. He is survived by sons Floro Jr. and Gilbert; daughter Carmelita Cravalho; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Stephanie Sankowsky, 78, of Kaneohe, who retired from the Selective Service, died Wednesday. She also served in the U.S. Army. She was born in Wisconsin. She is survived by husband Stanley and grandson Mattias D'Utremont. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Warren K. Sawada, 89, of Waialua died March 15. He was born in Hawaii. Private services.

Michael S. Sheriff, 39, of Honolulu, director of sales for a golf course lawn and turf maintenance equipment retailer and son of the late Stan Sheriff, will be remembered in a scattering of ashes 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 8. The boat will depart from Barbers Point Deep Draft Harbor in Kapolei. He died Sunday in Honolulu. He was born in Waterloo, Iowa. He is survived by mother Jane and brothers Paul and Richard. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the American Cancer Society in Honolulu.

Gladys Y. Watanabe, 80, of Kula, Maui, a retired vegetable farmer, died Thursday at home. She was born in Kapakulua. She is survived by sons Richard, Thomas and Patrick; daughter Joyce Fukushima; brothers Kazuto "Charles," Hiroshi "Slim," Isamu, Hideo and Masao "Joe" Takahashi; sisters Chieko "Diane" Aoki and Miyoko "Carol" Omuro; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Aloha attire.



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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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