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Obituaries

Friday, April 14, 2000


Randon Abraham, 1, of Kona, Hawaii died Tuesday at home. He was born in Majuro, Marshall Islands. He is survived by mother Newyear Jabjulan; father Frank Efram; brothers John and Roger; sister Alwina, and grandparents Neiki and Tember Jabjulan. Graveside services: 2 p.m. today at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Roy M. Arakawa, 71, of Waianae, a retired dairy truck driver for Mountain View Dairy, died Sunday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Jean C.; son Glenn Y.; daughter Julie H. Katayama; brothers Kiyoshi and Harold H.; sisters Barbara A. Serikaku, Alice T. Kobashigawa and Winnie Rodriguez, and three grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dr. Alan R. Becker, 86, of Kaneohe, an osteopathic physician in Hawaii, died Wednesday in Castle Hospital. He was born in Preston, Minn. He is survived by wife Honey; son David; daughters Marjorie Cramer and Linda Becker, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Requiem Eucharist: 4 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Queen Emma Square. Burial: St. Andrew's Columbarium. Donations suggested to St. Andrew's Cathedral or Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Mo.

Margaret Mary Bray Tong Calles, 79, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Monday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Pahala on the Big Island. She is survived by husband David; sons James and John Akoni and David Calles Jr.; daughters Leilani Southward, April Supalo, Clementine Boyes, Louise Tarr and Darlene Calles; brothers Shepherd Lainaholo and George and Clarence Tong; sisters Isabel Javier, Elsie Bow, Julia Kelly, and Agnes and Mollie Tong, and 17 grandchildren. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Mass at 11 a.m. Monday at Malia Puka O Kalani Church. Burial at 1 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery II.

Pedro C. Compehos, 87, of Waipahu died Sunday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Paciana; daughter Victoria Navaja; sons Pedro Jr., Lawrence, Gabriel, Anthony, Theodore and Steven; brother Lawrencio; 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mabel Farm, 92, died March 30 in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Frank Jr.; brother Sau Lun Chock; sister Alice Ferreira, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Norberta L. Galigo, 83, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Romeo, Bernardo, Eliseo and Isabelo; daughters Lourdes Escobar, Ana Avila, Susita Bumanglag, Tecla Domingo, Connie Quibilan and Felicidad Pacholczak; brother Felipe Laguesma; sisters Pacita Domenden and Carmen Diaz, 37 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Final services and burial will be in the Philippines.

John D. Guzman, 78, of Lihue, a warehouseman for Lihue Plantation, died yesterday at home. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by sisters Leonora A. Schies and Mona Pimenthal and caregiver Lavana Contrades. Services: 3 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual or aloha attire.

John K.H. Kim, 78, of Honolulu, a retired accountant for the city Department of Finance, died March 24. He is survived by sisters Helen Park, Kee Soon Wong and Jane Chong, and brother Raymond Kim. Private services.

Aaron W. Mahelona, 77, of Kailua, a retired supervisor with the Federal Aviation Administration, died last 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. today 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.

Makanamaikeakua K. Mahuna-Shimaoka, infant son of Mark Mahuna and Walterine Shimaoka died April 8 in Hilo Hospital. He is also survived by brother Maleko Mahuna; sisters Mary Ann Shimaoka, Tiare Mahuna and Kaimana Mahuna-Shimaoka, and grandparents Emily Mahuna and Walter Shimaoka. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Monday at Homelani Memorial Park. Call after noon. Casual attire.

Rolland Meyers, 53, of Honolulu died April 7 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in California. He is survived by daughter Brittney; parents George and Doris; brother Dan, and sister Cherrie Wines. Memorial services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Magic Sands, Kona. Casual attire.

Dixielee A. "Cruze" Mills, 65, of Pearl City died Tuesday in Aiea. She is survived by daughters Marla Mills-Corpuz and Leane Mills Hodson; sister Lorna Cruze Santos, and four grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wilder Avenue. Call after 8:30 a.m. Private burial.

Joseph C. Moore, 62, of Mililani, who retired from the U.S. Navy, died Wednesday in Kailua. He was born in Washington. He is survived by wife Shizuko and sister Martha Branningan. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Maria J. Naehu, 80, of Kailua died Monday in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Nathan; sons Jerome, Theodore L. and Robert D. Kapoi; daughters Betty J. Jones, Barbara J. Ahlo, Marie P. Navales and Pamela D. Young; brother Gregory Hall; sisters Alice Preston, Lorraine Ornellas, Bonnie Fonseca and Gladys Gilding, 45 grandchildren and 67 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Hajime "Johnny" Nishimura, 87, of Waipahu, formerly of Kahului, Maui, a retired supervisor for H.C. & S. Co., died April 6. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Hanako; sons Richard and Donald; daughters Helen Okamura and Joyce Isobe; sister Chiyoko Karimoto, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kimie Noji, 78, of Honolulu died April 4 in Kuakini Hospital. She is survived by children Leatrice Tokunaga and Ronald and Allen Noji; brothers Yoshi Kimoto and Clyde J. Freitas, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Honpa Hongwanji Mission. Inurnment to follow.

Yasuko K. Ono, 98, of Honolulu died March 25 in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons George and Joseph; daughters Colleen Kushi and Nancy Fukushima; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dorothy V.E. Poepoe, 95, of Pearl City died Sunday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ronald H. and Andrew K.; daughters Ramona V. Poepoe, Jocelyn "Mrs. Hollis" P. Higgins, Lucia H. Davis and Deborah "Mrs. Conrad" A.K.P. Sakamoto; brother Joseph "Sonny" Espinda; sister Evelina Lee; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Central Union Church. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

James W. Rapozo, 68, of Waimanalo, a retired mechanic with the Hawaii Army National Guard, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Christina, and daughters Loretta B. Kaaihue, Marbelyn C. Wong, Arlene A. Laboy, Madeleine M. Martinez and Teri M. Rapozo. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Committal services: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Jesse de Guzman Sacdalan, 75, of Ewa Beach, who retired from the U.S. Navy, died Tuesday. He was also the former owner of Sloop John B. Restaurant in Ewa Beach. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Jeannie; sons Jaime, Jerry and Patrick; daughters Lydia Muniz, Lorena Ramos and Lisa Sacdalan-Maghamil; sisters Josefina Hizon and Nenita Cuzon, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Philip W. Stanbro, 60, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired assistant state director and land and a resources planner for the federal government in Oregon, died April 5 at home. He was also a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. He was born in Vista, Calif. He is survived by wife Sharon and sons Joshua and Orion. Private services. Donations are suggested to the Kohanaiki Ohana, P.O. Box 4753, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96745.

Donald G. Suyat, 82, of Wahiawa died April 6 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Lauriana; son Reginald; brother Albert; sisters Cecilia Marshall and Florence Bonner, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Harry T. "Yaki" Takushi, 65, of Honolulu, a retired computer operator at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died April 1 in Honolulu. He was born in Huelo, Maui. He is survived by brother Robert and sisters Elaine Kim, Jessie Yoda and Eileen Masui. Private services.

Hideo "Hide-Chan" Toda, 90, of Honolulu will be remembered in services at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Rosaline L. "Rosie" Vinluan, 78, of Pearl City died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Gloria Villarmia; sons Edward, Daniel, George and William; sisters Josephine Tacderan and Violet Baptista; brothers Larry and Frank Luis, 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Erwin C. Wiese, 80, of Kula, Maui, a retired instrument technician, died Monday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Missouri. He is survived by wife Velma "Mimi" and sister Mildred Horton. Celebration of life: 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. John's Episcopal Church.



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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