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Obituaries

Monday, May 15, 2000


Witt Shingle, Hawaiian renaissance musician



Yutaka "Larry" Akahoshi, 82, of Honolulu, a retired painter for Modern Painters, died May 3. He was born in Honaunau-Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Misuye; son Gerald; daughter Pamela; brothers Sandy and Suenori; sisters Dora Kadoguchi and Sueno Milam, and a grandson. Private services.

Alfred F. Ching, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, died May 8 in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Wendy; son Wilfred; daughter Vivian Goo; brother Eugene, and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Flora C. Medeiros, 83, of Kahului, Maui died Friday in Hale Makua. She was born in Hana. She is survived by husband George; daughter Genevieve DeLima; sons George, Donald, Paul, Bennett, Raphael and Walter; sisters Eva Medeiros, Allie Helm, Mary Carvalho and Dorothy Frerkson; brother Bennett Cabral,26 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Minoru "Kako" Murakami, 82, of Kaneohe, a retired heavy equipment mechanic, died Thursday in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Lillian K.; son Miles M.; daughters Myra M. Takara and Dr. Sharon R. Murakami; sisters Carol Y. Hanada and Amy Miyagi, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary chapel. Call after 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

James I. Ogino, 45, of Honolulu, a produce warehouseman for Safeway, died May 3 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Tsuyuko, and brothers Walter, Henry, Richard, Michael and Stanley. Private services.

Manuel P. "Blondy" Rapoza Jr., 63, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a Hamakua Sugar Company heavy equipment operator, died Saturday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betty; daughters Marcia Doctor, Virginia Carpio and Peggy Ah Puck; sons Greg, Paul and Derek; sisters Mary Patao, Hazel Gaines, Elsie Carvalho and Wilma Revilla; hanai daughther Ashley Carpio, and 19 grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Wallace W.S. Siu, 86, of Kaneohe died May 6. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kam H.; sons Bennett I. and Cyrus D.; daughter Audrey I., and four grandchildren. Private services.

Wallace H. Yamaguchi, 74, of Kaneohe, a retired postal clerk, died May 8. He is survived by wife Agnes; son Chris; daughters Gayle Cho and Janice Lee; brother Herbert; sister Sarah Nakagawa, and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.



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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