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Obituaries

Tuesday, June 6, 2000


Ellery Chun, creator of
aloha shirt, dies at 91

Tapa

Edwin K. Adams, also known as "Wapine" or "Irish," 82, of Honolulu, who retired from Del Monte, died Wednesday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cicinia; daughters Charlene Adams-Afong, Iris Kanoa and Tracy Adams; son Edwin W.; brothers Herman and Joe Kapiiohu; sisters Lola Molina and Grace Adams, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lurline P.L.M. Apele, 70, of Hilo died Friday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Marjorie L. Apele, Sandra H. Kipapa and Brendalyn P. Hankins; brother Charles Makanui, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Haili Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Edward Bolivar, 50, of Ookala, Hawaii, a grocery clerk for KTA Superstores-Waikoloa, died May 27 in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was also an employee for Hilo Produce Inc. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Doreen; father Bernard; daughters Dawn Bolivar, Zeina Aguiar and Shawn Fernandez; brothers Rey and Bernard; sister Leilani Beach, and three grandchildren. Memorial Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Speckmann P.C. Chang, 1, of Kaneohe died last Tuesday in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Thomas and Davilyn; brothers Matthew and Harrison; sister Elizabeth; and grandparents Betty Chang and Jacob and Dannette Lono. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Saturday at the park. Aloha attire.

Gabriel "Uncle Bobby" Fuertes, 90, of Hauula, a retired machine operator for American Can Co., died May 29 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Gabriel "Bobby," Jeremiah and Thomas; daughter Lorelei Castro; brothers Quirino and Eulalio, and six grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Oriki Iseri, 80, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired cook with the hotel industry for Poipu Beach and Waiohi hotels, died May 26 in Wilcox Hospital. She was born on Kauai. Private services.

Rachael T. Kamiya, 83, of Honolulu, a retired part-owner of Kamiya Dairy, died May 24 in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Kukuihaile, Hawaii. She is survived by son Randall; brothers Thomas, Don and Larry; sisters Ritsuko Kamiya and Barbara Uehara, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Victoria K.H. Kaolulo-Banks, 32, of Hawaiian Paradise Park died Saturday at home. She is survived by husband Joseph Banks Jr.; mother Hazel H. Kaolulo; father Martin Kaolulo; sons Moki, Joseph and Kaleo Kaolulo and Isaac, Jordan and Jamaal Kaolulo-Banks; brother Martin J.K. Kaolulo; sisters Squeeky Amisone, Bernice Paga, Lisa K. Miller and Crissy Kaolulo, and grandmother Mary B. Richards. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Church of Christ, 46 Lono St. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Dr. Masaru Koike, 76, of Honolulu, a retired urologist doing business as Dr. Masaru Koike Inc., died Thursday in Castle Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife May; sons Drs. John and Alan; daughters Anna-Mae Schuyler and Kathleen Puetz; brothers Hiroshi and Takashi; sister Grace Kagami, and two grandsons. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard W. Leong, 83, of Kailua, who retired from McCabe Hamilton & Renny, died Saturday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Thelma; sons Dennis, Sanford, Patrick and Leslie; brother Edmund; sister Bernice Latimore, and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Albert Mahuna, 75, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired heavy equipment operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died last Tuesday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Valentina; son Calvert D.; daughters Valarie Ann Santos and Iris M. Boteilho; brothers Charles, Richard and Abraham Mahuna and Melvin Mason; sisters Margaret Yunigues, Eleanor Mahuna, Elizabeth Lee Loy, Ethel Mahi and Mildred Kanakanui; hanai son Bert Imada; hanai daughter Violet Nobriga, 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 8 p.m. Friday at the Mahuna residence on the old Mamalahoa Highway, two miles in from the Lakeland Subdivision. All-night vigil from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Burial: Kukaiau County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ayame M. Matsushita, 74, of Honolulu died May 29 in Queen's Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Mitsuharu; daughters Misuzu Muraoka and Sonya Harada, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Vidal P. "Chief" Melendez, 66, of Hali'imaile, Maui died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by companion Carrie J. Correa; daughters Cindy Hallett, Patricia King, Donna Melendez, Joycelynn Gusman and Loretta Sells; brothers Daniel and Tony; sisters Lillian Corniel, Margaret Wenner and Joan Pacheco, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Norman's Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Veterans Cemetery in Makawao, Maui. Casual attire.

Richard W.L. Mock, 83, of Kailua, who retired from McCabe Hamilton & Renny, died Saturday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Thelma; sons Dennis, Sanford, Patrick and Leslie; brother Edmund; sister Bernice Latimore, and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elsie S. Mori, 71, of Hilo, a former employee with the former Hilo Quality Cleaners, died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by companion Charles Kalahiki and brother Leo. Memorial Mass: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Pedro M. Nicolas, 94, of Honolulu died May 25 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughter Generosa Velasco; brother Ambrocio, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Itoye N. Omura, 84, of Wahiawa died May 29 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Miles; daughter Lois Mitchum; brothers Tommy and Errol Nakao; sisters Amy Yoshida, Helen Gota and Lily Morisato, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: Valley of the Temples.

Joseph M. Orta, 86, of Kailua, a retired heavy equipment mechanic, died Friday in Kailua. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by wife Betty; stepson Eugene Legros; daughters Dawn Roberts, Elizabeth McNeil, Loretta Butler and Judy Skinner; brothers Antone, Louis, Raymond and Valentine; sisters Carmela Ceballos, Emily Amadeo, Adeline Torres, Antonia Martin, Nettie Paraqueles, Katherine Martin and Roseline Garcia; 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Jean K. Oyama, 56, of Kaneohe died last Tuesday in Castle Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard; daughter Kelli; brothers George and Norman Higa, and sister Stella Kon. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ferron K. Pawn, 67, of Pearl City, a heavy equipment operator, died May 29 in Queen's Hospital. He was also an employee at Wailana Coffee Restaurant. He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by brother Earl K., and sisters Evangeline Yonemura and Lilinoe Shimooka. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pearl City Second Ward. Call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

John H. Payne, 93, of Honolulu, a retired owner of J.H. Payne Inc., died May 31. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by son John; daughter Katharine, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Dr. John H. Payne Memorial Scholarship Fund at Hawaii Pacific University, 1060 Bishop St., Suite 400, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Harold B. Rapozo, 80, of Honolulu, a retired mechanic, died Friday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Joseph, Harold Jr. and Darryl Rapozo and Anthony and Edward Vasconsellos; daughters Diana Basque, Charlene Sherwood, Julie Rapozo, Sheena Archer, Bernadette Obara and Bernadette Chock; brothers Richard and Herman, 35 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Mabel Y.C. Reyes, 72, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk from S.H. Kress Store, died Friday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Samuel Y.S., Henry Y.I. and Wallace Y.M. Wong, and sister Eleanor Y.P. Hee. Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from noon to 2:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Robert A. Rodemio, a student at Farrington High School, will be remembered in a Mass 7 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. He died in St. Francis-West Hospital after a shooting May 20. He is survived by parents Rodrigo and Roberta; brother Rizalde; sisters Rodelyn, Princess and Kris, and grandparents Victoriana Rodemio and Genara Alcos.

Edward L. "Haole Boy" Roxburgh, 58, of Hawi, North Kohala died Friday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia K.; son Kihei; daughters "Kaui" Nakamura, "Miko" Pang and "Gigi" Alcoran; sisters Patsy Ann, Bernie and Maureen; brothers Hank, Wayne, Francis and Charles, and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial services: 6 p.m. June 16 at the Roxburgh's residence in Kohala, Hawaii. Casual attire.

Hana Sakuma, 98, of Paauilo, Hawaii and formerly of Honolulu died May 24 in the Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Union Mill, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Shizue Kotaki and Hazel Nishimura; sisters Okuni Tanner and Evelyn Briston; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Constance L.K. Seto, 84, of Kailua died May 24 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by children Constance M.L. Chock, Sandra K.N. Quon, Marcia K.J. McKenna, Sharon Y.M. Fu, Stephanie K.J. Levin, Gerald S.K. and Michael S.M. Seto and the Rev. Collin T.F. Lum; brothers; stepbrothers; sisters; stepsisters; 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Taoist services: 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Mong Won Tan Temple. Aloha attire.

Joseph Souza Jr., 77, of Ewa Beach, a retired maintenance supervisor from Liberty House, died May 24 in Pearl City. He was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. He is survived by brother Clarence L.; sister Helen Vincent, and caregiver Jeanne Robello. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Margaret A. Stone, 92, of Aiea, a retired housekeeper, died May 25 in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Gladys Pahia; sons Frank and Larry; sisters Theresa Andrews and Mary Clark; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Tomie Takashiba, 80, of Hilo, a retired cashier for the former Pacific Market in Hilo, died May 22 in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Maxine and Janie Takashiba and Pauline Wilson, and a grandchild. Services over the ashes: noon Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dorotea C. Valdez, 77, of Honolulu died April 15 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Jorge and Juanito and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Theodore F. "Ted" Wilson, 80, of Princeville, Kauai, a retired chemical engineer, died Saturday at home. He was also an owner/operator of Wilson Products. He was born in Newark, N.J. He is survived by wife Rosemary; sons Dr. William H. and David F.; daughter Elisabeth "Betsy"; brother James C.; sisters Patricia A. Wilson and Claudine Cox, and five grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. June 17 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. 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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