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Obituaries

Tuesday, June 13, 2000


Arellano J. Abad, 72, of Waialua, a Del Monte Pineapple Co. retiree, died May 6 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Carolina; sons Mariano, Jesus, Orlando and Roger; daughters Terri Abad, Ida Lucas, Evelyn Mateo and Emma Guillermo; brothers Alipio and Pedro; sisters Susana and Ana Reyes, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Shuichi Arakawa, 76, of Honolulu, retired president and general manager of T. Eki Inc./Eki Cyclery, died June 5 in Straub Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife June S.; son Steven R.; daughters Joyce M. Chan, Susan Arakawa-Ho and Jayne Y. Kim; brother Clarence M., sisters Dorothy C. and Edith M., and six grandchildren. Private services.

Leo L.N. Cullen, 59, of Nanakuli died May 22 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janice L. Kapaona; son Patrick Agor; daughters Elizabeth, Virginia, Elaine and Rose; brothers Walter, James and Richard; sisters Miriam Carnate, Lorrie Ann Espindola, Dodie Jean Jackson, Connie Watson and Eleanor Mae Davis, and 17 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the residence, 87-1648P Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Call after 8 a.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.

Billy Groves, 67, of Honolulu, a retired senior sergeant in the Air Force, died last Tuesday at home. He was born in Millport, Ala. He is survived by companion Marisa Macadangdang; sons Gregory and Darryl Groves and Bill Bowman; daughter Kathleen Macadangdang-Groves, and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Friday at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

George Y. Izumi, 71, of Honolulu, a retired electrical technician, died May 27 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He has no known survivors. Private services.

Rufino C. Jubane, 92, of Waianae, a retired management analyst, died Wednesday in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Edward, William and Larry; daughter Diana Kammerer; brothers Flaviano, Valentin and Teburcio; sisters Quirina Calipes, Juliana Nacorda, Valentina Calipis and Severa Cahoy; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Raymond Kam, 77, of Honolulu, president of Interstate Properties Inc., died Wednesday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Anna Lin; sons Russell and Bradley; daughters Jackie Shigemoto and Ramona Suzawa; brother Albert; sisters Caroline Konn and Lillian Lee, and four grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

Manfred G. "Dutch" Kiese, 64, of Pearl City, a U.S. Navy retiree with 26 years of service who also worked for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died June 3 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was born in Breslau, Germany. He is survived by wife Mei Y.; children Joanne Nakano and Jason, Michelle and Michael Kiese, and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

Sandra K. Koonce, 57, of Honolulu, owner of Patterns 2000 Inc., died Friday in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Spencer, W.Va. She is survived by husband Carl E. III; sons Russell Tasato and Shawn Ohashi; mother Kathryn Grady; brother Dick Grady, and a grandchild. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ at Honolulu. Aloha attire.

Iwao Kurashige, 93, of Lanai City, a tool engineering and distribution retiree for Dole Pineapple Co., died May 28 in Lanai Community Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Aiko; daughters Setsuko Hashimoto, Hideko Saruwatari, Mitsuko Matsuda and Edna Y. Egami; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Margaret C.K. Lau, 84, of Honolulu died May 27 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ronald, Earl and Gordon; daughter Jeanette Pang, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Leslie D.Y. Low, 61, of Honolulu, a retired technician for GTE Hawaiian Tel and employee of Bell Atlantic Telephone Co., died June 2 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Edna; son Conroy; daughter Lenora; brother Timothy, and sister May Chong. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m., Valley of the Temples. No flowers. Casual attire.

Dr. Clifford K. Mirikitani, 92, of Honolulu, a retired general surgeon and physician, died Saturday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helene; sons John and Clifford Jr.; brother Dr. Howard; sisters Katherine Sakamoto and Dorothy Kuwamoto, and two grandsons. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Congregational Church. Call after 5:30 p.m.

Severo "Moon" Mon Jr., 61, of Aiea, an elevator mechanic for Otis Elevator, died Wednesday in Aiea. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Bertha Lopez; son Pepe Lopez; daughter Christy Lopez; brothers John, Anthony and Ricardo Phillipis; sisters Emily Kawakami, Patricia Racoma, Paulette Huckson, Carmella Phillipis and Julie Richerson, and four grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m., Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Eugenio C. "Eniong" Nana, 93, of Waianae died May 27 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by former wife Martina; son Jesus; daughters Virginia Lapina and Antoinette Nana, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sumi Nozaki, 96, of Honolulu died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Clarence H., Arthur T. and James K.; daughters Ellen M. NIshimura and Katherine F. Higuchi, 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

Kenneth T. Okamoto, 81, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor of Palama Auto Co., died Wednesday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances; son Lane, and sister Marjorie "Marge" Oguri. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Clarence D.T. Plunkett, 59, of Lanai City, a Dole Pineapple Co. worker, died June 5 in Waianae. He was born in Nahiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Welsie S.; son Larry; daughters Sarah K. Plunkett, Verna K. Cannon and Josette M. Fernandez; mother Kela S. Farrell, and sisters Cynthia Allencastre, Carol Tavares, Leinaala Wallace, Mildred L. Jacobsen and Diana Ahlo. Vigil: 7 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Filipino Club House in Lanai City. Services to follow. Burial: 11 a.m., Lanai Community Cemetery.

Mabel Y. Ho Rothschild, 55, of Waianae died June 2 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Scott Ho; daughters Johnette Rivera, Sherri A. Kanehailua and Romelyn Valdivia; brothers Raymond and Albert Hoe and Danny, Wendell and Damien Ho; sisters Lillian Hildred, Beatrice Silva, Marie Quemado and Flora Kaai, 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m., Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Julian Y. Segundo, 95, of Waipahu, a retired sugar plantation laborer, died May 17 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Erlinda "Nerly"; daughter Mary Jane Aquino, and two grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Ayako K. Shiraishi, 90, of Aiea, a retired licensed practical nurse for Maluhia Hospital, died May 31 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She is survived by husband Stanley; sons LeRoy and Donald; daughters Barbara Kagan and Leatrice Yamamoto; brothers Henry and Junichi Kano; sisters Grace Nakashima and Ruth Kajiwara, four grandchildren and a great-grandchildren. Services held.

Kim H. Shiraishi, 93, of Honolulu died June 5 in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Fukuoka-ken, Japan. She is survived by sons Herbert, Shinji, Walter and Richard; daughter Jeanette Terazawa, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Shirley Ann Skaggs, 58, of Honolulu, a retired counselor for Mary Jane Center and the Catholic Diocese, died Saturday in Kapiolani Hospital. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Robert; son Charles; mother Kanacio Amay; brothers Sonny and James Amay, and two granddaughters. Service: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. next Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

Josephine S. Spencer, 68, of Kuliouou, a retired administrative officer for the Federal Aviation Administration, died June 1 in the Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Maunawili. She is survived by sons Roy and Jonathan; daughters Celeste Aoyama and Catherine Frommer; brothers Sylvester Sarsona and Robert, Debe and Paul Alvarico; sisters Laurentia Galopo, Rosario Siangco, Rosita Paraz and Erinia Quijano, and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Church. Call after 6:30 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: noon, Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Eddie C.P. Tang, 51, of Honolulu died last Tuesday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Taiwan. He is survived by wife Li May; sons James L. and Richard; daughters Theresa and Michele; brothers Ta-Ching and James, and sisters Lisa Ho and Anne Rudolph. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m., Hawaiian Memorial Park. No monetary gifts.

Edith C. Umeda, 82, of Honolulu, a retired licensed practical nurse, died May 30 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Keahua, Maui. She is survived by daughter Jennifer N. Shintani; brothers Jay and Tamotsu Hasegawa; sisters Eleanor Maeda, Ethel Magata and Harriet Nakano, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Robert F. "Bobby" Vierra, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired major for the Honolulu Police Department's Communications Department and retired chief of security for Ala Moana Center, died Thursday in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Martha P. "Nani"; brother Wallace P.; sons Victor V. and Robert F. Vierra Jr. and Jeremiah K. Afong; daughters Marie G. Paulino, Margo G. Smith, Roberta F. Mejia, Midge Freitas, Kathy Raber and Joddy Manuwai, 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Arne "Gordon" Westly, 76, of the Philippines and San Jose, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, a retired businessman for Edward Keller Inc., died in San Jose. He is survived by wife Rosario; son Arne G. "Chip" Jr.; daughter Karen M., and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be in the Philippines.

See Wing Wu, 62, of Honolulu died last Tuesday at home. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Mo Lin Leung; sons Simon and Jimmy; daughter Kitty; brothers Hou Ming and Ping Wing; sisters Wang Qing Yun, Song Qing Xiang and Chan Qing Wei, and two grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

Hisano Yoshikane, 98, of Honolulu died June 3 in the Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Kazuyuki and Paul S.; daughters Mildred T. Kidani, Jennie S. Sakai, Mabel T. Sakuma and Helen K. Aoki; brothers Fukumi and Yoshimi Fujiwara; sister Masako Nakano, 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.



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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