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Obituaries

Wednesday, April 12, 2000


Herbert K. Ah Nee, 76, of Kaneohe, who worked for the Board of Water Supply, died Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Catherine; daughters Kathleen Waialae, Christine Doctorello, Ruth Teanio and Cheryl Ah Nee; sons Roy Boner, James Mullins and John Ah Nee; sisters Leimomi Laimana and Nalei Odom, 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Marcelina A. Alhambra, 80, of Ewa Beach died March 17 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Cosme N.; sons Exequiel, Moises, Paul and Romeo; daughters Francisca Rico, Lolita Autida and Juliet Garcia; brothers Mariano and Alejandro Andres, 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Eulogy: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Call again after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Yoshiko Arakawa, 86, of Waipahu died March 30. She was born in Kuiaha, Maui. She is survived by daughter Alice Hirakawa; brothers Yusei, Raymond, Paul, James, Wally "Barney" and Atlas; sisters Tsuruko Tamanaha, Alice Oshiro, Florence Miyano, Doris Toda and Joyce Nakamura, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Waipahu United Church of Christ. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Fernando D. "Andoy" Bantolina, 85, of Kunia, who retired from CPC Del Monte Corp., died March 29 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Sesinanda "Sining"; children Irenio "Gloria," Fermin, Rudy, Dickie, Florentino "Timmy" and Eddie Bantolina, Malbina Lonigro and Lynn Quizon; brothers Constantino and Emilio; sisters Felisa Galacgac, Primativa Ramirez and Bernanda Bantolina, 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Marcial M. Baptista, 82, of Kapaa, Kauai, a rigger worker for Pearl Harbor, died Sunday in Wilcox Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Beverley "Bev" Palau and Iris Kaluma; sisters Salome Rivera, Maxima Morris and Alice Richardson, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion in Hanapepe. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Patricia S. Clarke, 58, of Kailua-Kona, a retired owner of Art & Gift Shop, died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in Kansas City, Mo. She is survived by husband Thomas L.; son Thomas L. Jr.; daughters Karin L. Sullivan and Lisa K. Clarke; mother Gladys Veale; sisters Elizabeth Long and Karyn Kendall-Edens, and six grandchildren. No services. Scattering of the ashes at a later date. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Glenn Diana, also known as Diana Glenn, 37, of Ewa died April 2 in Ewa. He is survived by parents Bernard A. and Asako; brother Robert, and sisters Gwendolyn Mitsui, Stephanie Cuyno, Robbie Garliyo, Ilene Samson, Cheryl Hay, Lynda Taira and Deborah Maglasang. Mass of the resurrection: 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church in Mililani. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Joseph Freitas, 79, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a retired ranch hand, died Friday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Robert, Leighton, Ronald and Rodney "Pancho"; daughters Linda Novogradac, Charlotte Hamada and Helen Freitas; brothers Charles "Chuck" and Henry J.; sisters Marianne Manuel, Antonia Avelino, Violet Vasconcelles and Carol Shamberger, 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Melvin M. "Mel" Harada, 55, of Honolulu, a self-employed owner of Mel's Sunrise Chevron, died Feb. 29 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Tracy M.; daughters Heidi S. and Jennifer S., and sisters Emelyn Uesato and Gail Fujiwara. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Central Union Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Amy K.K. Hoo, 79, of Honolulu, a retired real estate agent, died Friday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Herbert; sons Sidney Hung and Vernon, Rick and Randy Hoo; daughters Geri DeWelles and Sharon Tom; sisters Helen Alba and Nora Chinn, 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Chinese buddhist services: 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Lawrence D. Johns, 43, of Ewa Beach, a retired chief master sergeant and supply manager in the U.S. Air Force, died Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Rome, N.Y. He is survived by wife Chaluay; daughters Joanne Rayborn and Diane Johns; parents Ralph and Florence, and brothers Jim and Joe. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hickam Air Force Base, Nellis Chapel. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Enoch Kealoha, 75, of Waimanalo, a retired Merchant Marine, died April 6 in Castle Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Mark, Scott and Alan; sisters Victoria and Margaret Karatti, and five grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Wei Tseng Kiang, 82, of Honolulu died Sunday in Beverly Manor. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Rumei;, son Teddy; daughter Long Weng; a brother, a sister and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Emory V.M. Kingery, 68, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired computer technician, died Thursday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Roanoke, Va. He is survived by wife Riti; sons Eugene, Jimmy, Thomas and Timothy "Pee Wee"; daughters Tessa Marquez and Mary Ann and Freda Kingery; brother John; sister Jeanine, and 12 grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Friday at the Kingery residence, Forest Road, Nanawale Estates. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Walter T. Kitagawa, 77, died Monday in UCLA Medical Center Harbor City. He is survived by sons Wayne Makoto and Keith and Brent Kitagawa; brother George, and two grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Aaron W. Mahelona, 77, of Kailua, a retired supervisor with the Federal Aviation Administration, died Friday in Honolulu. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Frances; son Kevin; brothers Nathaniel, Charles, Arnold, Herbert and Garner; sisters Miriam Lien, Moana Dillon, Shirley Miyahana, Irma McMillian, Jeannie Smith and Darlene Baines, and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo Ward. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Sylvia W. Koerte McLinn, 64, of Lihue, Kauai, a secretary with Roberts Tours Inc., died Monday in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Gerald Nishibata; mother Louise Nishibata; sister Rochelle San Augustine, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Lihue Lutheran Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ushiko O. Miyasato, 83, of Waipahu, a retired custodian for the University of Hawaii at Leeward Community College, died Friday in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Stanley, Daniel, Kenneth, Walter, Andrew and Ronald; stepsons sons Seiko and Seiyei; daughters Flora Kaneshiro, Lillian Oshiro and Ellen Nagamine, 26 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Abondio P. Pagay, 98, of Kalae, Molokai, died March 30 in Molokai General Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Joseph, Philip and Paul; daughters Margaret Vea and Rita Acoba; brothers Ben B. and Balintin, and sisters Maximina, Margarita and Yohina. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Sophia Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kapaakea Cemetery.

Olin E. "Gene" Philipps, 69, of Kaneohe died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. He is survived by children Olin E. Jr., Mary B., William B. and Edwin A.; brother Marlin F.; sister Betty P. Hardee, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Schofield Barracks' main chapel. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to Queen's Cancer Research.

Leatatalai Tupua, 81, of Honolulu, a retired nurse with the American Samoan Government Hospital, died March 27 in Honolulu. She was born in Ulutogia, Western Samoa. She is survived by husband Faamama F.; sons Faulalo, Mulinuu, Filipo, Iese, Siaosi and Agatupu; daughters Tinoi Tupua, Filiae Taumua, Elenoa Vaita, Mariana Fuamatu, Siuatala Manumaleuna and Rosalia Joseph; sisters Vaiolagi Brown, Tausuati Te'o, Faatiiti Mamea, Talaitupu Savea and Milovale Tua; brothers Moevao T. Soliai and Agatupu Tupua, 46 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 6 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Community Church. Call from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 7:45 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

John "JohnJohn" Vierra IV, infant son of John III and Kiyomi, died March 28 in California. He is also survived by grandparents Takeshi and Satoko Kakuta and John and Monserat Vierra Jr. Mass: 8 p.m. Friday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Call after 8 a.m. at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Casual or aloha attire.

Annie K.C. Wong, also known as "Kuulei" or "Mama Wong," 87, of 1675 Onipaa St., former owner of Ma Wong's Hawaiian Food, died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in Waipio Valley. She is survived by sons Edward, Larry and Benjamin; daughters Melsa Ann Takamatsu, Candace Aki and Jane Wong, 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the park.

Susumu Yoneda, also known as "Sus" or "Sundown," 71, of Honolulu, a retired painter with the state Department of Accounting and General Services, died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by wife Margie A.; son Stafford Y.; daughter Merle A. Holck; mother Yuki; brother Harold T.; sisters Miyoko Matsuoka and Kiyoko Sato, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Vernon "Kui Lim" Young, 85, of Honolulu, a retired shipfitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died April 4. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Morris; wife Helen; brothers David and Francis, and sister Helen Wong. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.



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