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Obituaries

Thursday, July 20, 2000


Florence H. Becker, 92, of San Diego, formerly of Hawaii, died July 2 at home. She was born in Santa Monica, Calif. She is survived by daughter Judy Bramble, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: Honolulu. Memorial contributions suggested to a charity.

Sarah M.K. Bridges, 22, of Hauula, a group reservationist at the Polynesian Cultural Center, will be remembered in services from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie-Hawaii Stake Center. Call from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. She was also a 1996 graduate of Kamehameha Schools. She died Sunday in a pickup truck accident in Hauula. She is survived by parents Cy and Iraani; brother Michael; sister Maria, and grandparents George Bridges and Tamati Waihi.

Gabriel V. Corotan, 94, of Aiea, a warehouse stock supply clerk, died July 1 in Ewa. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by nephews Benedict, Kevin, Leland, Gary and Brian, and nieces Frances Corotan, Juanita Torda and Herminia Sison. Private services.

Apineru Eliu, 63, of Waipahu died July 9 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Swains Island. He is survived by wife Faalua; sons David, Tupou, Alafoti and George; daughters Siatiu, Selepa and Sifaga; brother Lima; sisters Sasa Aneki, Galu Lavatai, Fema Ate, Toivao Annastas, Sasa Vitale and Margaret Pola, and three grandchildren. Wake services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Samoan Independent Seventh-day Adventist Church. Call after 2 p.m. Services: noon Monday at the church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Robert E. Hannum Jr., 81, a retired officer of the U.S. Army, died July 10 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He served in World War II and the Korean War. He was born in Fluvanna County, Va. He is survived by a caregiver and companion. Private services.

Beatrice Lan Hebrew, 84, of Wahiawa died July 11. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by stepdaughter Frances Kam; brothers Howard and Richard Kam, and sisters Helen Liu, Frances Lachel and Carolee Lee. Private services.

Mildred T. Horita, 72, of Honolulu, a retired executive secretary for S. Horita Contracting Building Supplies, died Tuesday. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Randy; daughter Carol, and sisters Amy Kimura and Betty Kiriu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Louise Y. Kabasawa, 83, of Honolulu, who retired from the U.S. Geological Survey office, died July 11 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert and Richard; daughter Jane Nakamura; brothers Edward, Thomas and Charles Otaguro; sisters Nellie Kosaki and Marie Ling, and six grandchildren. Services held.

Lorraine L. Kapu, 65, of Anahola, Kauai is also survived by brother Frank Koon. The additional information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Germaine L. Keliikoa, 66, of Waianae will be remembered in services at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. She is also survived by sisters Wanda DeLima, Virginia Sabado and Gladys DeCosta. The additional information for an obituary published Tuesday was provided by the mortuary.

Wallace Hoon Kop, 79, of Honolulu, a taxi driver, died July 4. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Wallace Jr., Melvin, Thomas and Norman; daughters Elaine Hasegawa, Diane Albarado, Rene Crawford and Valarie Tamura; brother Lester; sisters Gladys Kekina and Eileen Ayala, 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Francisco H. "Frankie" Laborte, 73, of Napili, Hawaii, a retired hotel chef, died Monday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lahaina, Maui. He is survived by wife Mary B.; daughter Yvette M.; sons Franklin and Nathan; sisters Elsie Hook and Elizabeth "Sweetheart" Edlao; brothers Albert "Eriko," William "Teng" and Benjamin "Rudy"; hanai brother Calistro "Junior" Cuzon, and six grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Aloha attire.

Hon You Lee, 79, of Honolulu died Tuesday in Liliha Health Care Facility. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Oi Ping; son Myron; daughters Helen Sue and Teri Loui, and six grandchildren. Services: 9:45 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Flora A. Libadisos, 81, of California, formerly of Honouliuli, died Sunday in California. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Cecilio and Rolf; daughters Angelita Baker, Suzette Gam and Zelda Arhelger; brother Pedro Bonsilao; sisters Paulita Tomada, Adella Batulan, Maria Pascua and Adella Royeras; caregiver Isabel Roldan Perez,13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Leonora "Judy" Lovelace, 72, of Mililani died Sunday in Honolulu. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. She is survived by husband Ronald; daughters Judy Ann Patacsil and Melanie Lovelace; brother Charles Lizares; sisters Chris Ramsey, Florence Duarte and Theodora Lagon, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cornerstone Fellowship, Mililani Mauka Church. Call after 5:30 p.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Kong Yee Lum, 81, of Kaneohe, a former business owner, died Monday in Kailua. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Sau Ying Lee-Lum; sons Jimmy, Charlie, Johnson and Arthur; daughters Beryl and Eileen Wong, Bertha Tham and Berry Yee; brother Koon Yee, and 17 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the park.

Michael T. Matsuda, 51, of Honolulu died July 3 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Robert K. and sister Gayle M. Private services.

Willibrord J. "Will" Medeiros, 70, of Mililani died Tuesday at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Rosebud "Buddy"; sons Will, Carl and Wane, and six grandchildren. Services: 8:45 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Lucy M.G. Medrano, 82, of Kaneohe died Friday in Honolulu. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Frank E., Stanley G., Adam G. and Paul G.; daughters Lucy Gay and Carolyn Boylan; sisters Hannah Acia, Lillian Nelson and Doris Gaspar, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. next Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. July 28 at Valley of the Temples.

Julie Rae Miller, 41, of Kapolei, a customer service representative at Bergen Brunswig Corp., died Sunday. She was born in Santa Monica, Calif. She is survived by parents Scott and Lila; brothers Scott Jr. and Stacy, and sisters Juanita Hand and Jeanie Engh. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Makakilo Baptist Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis-West Hospice. Casual attire.

Sumi Murakami, 89, of Wahiawa and formerly of Kauai died June 26. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Charles and Norman; daughters Doris Morohashi, Betty Shibata and Karen Akagi; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

James K. Omoto, 68, of Ewa Beach will be remembered in memorial services at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information for an earlier obituary was provided by the mortuary.

Herbert I. Paleka, 82, of Hoolehua, Molokai, a retired maintenance supervisor for the state Highway Division, died Monday in Kaunakakai, Molokai. He is survived by daughters Erma Jean I. Aikala and Elizabeth H. Mero; sons Herbert Jr., James I. and Samuel E.; brother Alexander A.; sister Harriet Kaanohi, 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Ka Hale Hoano O Ke Akua Church in Honolulu. Call after 6 p.m. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the residence of Kimo Paleka in Kalamaula, Molokai. Call after 9 a.m. Burial at a later date.

Tirso O. Ricamona, 49, of Waipahu died July 6 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Marilou B.; sons Glenn and Jason; daughters Beverly and Lisa Marie; brothers Senecio "Lope," Benigno and Jaime; sister Jovita, and two grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Ernest Y. Saito, 77, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired treatment plant supervisor for the County of Hawaii in Kailua-Kona, died Friday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mie; daughters Sandra Murdock, Merle Millico and June and Leatrice Saito; brother Chikaharu, and sister Tatsue D. Yamamoto. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Kona Hongwanji Mission. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Barbara J. Steffee, 77, of Kaneohe died June 29 in Pohai Nani. She was born in Honolulu. No services.

Willene Stephen, 54, of Pearl City, owner of Willie's Clubhouse Cocktail, died Monday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She was born in Georgia. She is survived by son Mark; daughter Lee-Anne Stillman; brothers Wayne Arthur, Michael Neilsen and Joseph Neilsen, and sisters Barbara Kekina, Patricia Bunner, Joann Honda and Tammy Kelnhofer. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire. Cremation to follow.

Katherine C. Ting, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery worker, died July 9 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Jennie Keola; sister Violet Ferreira, and two grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers.

Francis S.S. Tsang, 73, of Honolulu died July 8 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Dongguan, China. He is survived by son Ying Wai; daughters Wai Yee Yip, Wai Ho Mao and Siu Wai Quiton, and five grandchildren. Call from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Kalala P. Tupua, 85, of Honolulu died July 8 in Honolulu. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by daughters Fualelea T. Utu, Ana T. Pita, Eseneiaso A. Baker, Latasi A. Joseph and Talaitupu A. Wells; son Vaiese M. Soliai, 33 grandchildren and 66 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:45 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Mount. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Henry T. Yano, 92, of Honolulu, a retired city painter , died July 5. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Raymond and Michael; brother Katoshi, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Ruth S. Yoshizumi, 100, of Hilo, an employee of Hilo Macaroni Factory, died Monday in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. Survived by sons Richard, Herbert and Robert; daughter Kiyoko Carvalho, 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial: Alae 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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