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Obituaries

Tuesday, August 29, 2000


Services for young accident victim


Star-Bulletin staff

Nancy S. Phongsavath, 12, of Honolulu, a Dole Intermediate School student, will be remembered in Buddhist services 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

Nancy was killed last Tuesday when a van jumped a curb on Kamehameha IV Road in Kalihi and struck her and her two friends. She died in Queen's Medical Center.

She is survived by parents Bounsouane and Somchit; sisters Julie, Annie, Lisa and Tina; brother Vithagna; and grandmother Chanh Keunkham.

Tapa

Walter C. Aipolani, 77, of Kailua, who retired from the state Department of Education Auxiliary Service, died Thursday. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Walter A.C., Elroy and Patrick Aipolani and Robert Silva; daughters Juzline "Jackie" Leiwalo, Dale "Dee Dee" Nielson, Kelly Blanchard, Tammy Silva and Debbie Blazek-Wamsley; brothers John Aipolani, Neil Waikiki and Eric, Robert, Lamond and Cranston Kanakaole; sisters Violet, Ann and Estelle; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

James N. "Pepe" Akimo, 70, of Waimanalo, a retired schoolteacher, died last Tuesday at home. He is survived by brother Peter Jr. and sisters Thelma Maile and Charlotte Lewis. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Call again from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: Makiki Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Charles M. Arakawa, 75, of Honolulu, a retired general contractor, died Aug. 7 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jerry, Donn, Robert and Roy; sister Frances Ebina; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Herbert W. Au, also known as Herbert Yuk Fat Au, 81, of Honolulu died Aug. 19 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laura C.; son Hiram K.T.; daughter Lorna Y.Q. Hung; brothers Alfred and Lawrence; sisters Ellen Hee and Francis Mew; and four grandchildren. Taoist services: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Harry M.Y. Awana Jr., 63, of Honolulu, who retired from the Air National Guard and Neil Blaisdell Center, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margery; son Nicholas; daughter Mililani A. Perkins; stepdaughter Victoria Chapman; mother Abbie; brother Douglas; and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Kawaiahao Church. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Felix C. Ballesteros, 77, of Ewa Beach will be remembered in services 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and again from 8:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Angel C. Cachero, 89, of Honolulu, a retired machinist from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Wednesday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Toshiko; daughters Anna Murphy, Melinda Cachero, Nora Cachero-Cintron and Jane Nebrija; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Leonard F. "Czer" Czercowy, 70, of Waipahu, who retired from the U.S. Air Force, died last Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Bernadette; daughters Roxane Bega and Sandra Peer; sons Richard and Leonard Jr.; brother Art; sisters Jean Kopicki and Lorraine Scott; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private inurnment.

Mary S.K. Hiapo, 94, of Kapahulu is also survived by great-great-grandchildren. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Stella A. Hirakami, 80, of Mililani died Sunday. She was born in Pauuilo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Francis; sister Dora; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m.

Dexter A. Hirota, 34, of Wahiawa, a former employee of Sav-On Drug Store in Marina Del Ray, Calif., died Aug. 19 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Chayton K.; parents Paul Y. and Joyce R.K.Y.; and brothers Stewart P., Warren A. and Randy L. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: Noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

Reynolds D. "Buddy" Horswill, 78, of Kekaha, Kauai, a professional tile setter, died Thursday at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by sons Reynolds "Skip" and Raynold "Scott"; daughters Renee "Sandy" Aguiar, Rhonda Thompson, Jasmine Ehret and Robin Kalama; brother Arthur; 21 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services in Honolulu at a later date.

Lawrence E. "Steamboat" Kaanapu, 93, of Honolulu, a retired truck driver, died Aug. 20 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Lawrence, Raymond and Carleton; daughters Raynette Kahawaiola'a, Dawn Yamaguchi and Ruth Cherrill Vierra; brother Raymond Lutz; sisters Catherine Akana and Theopista Purdy; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services: Noon Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow.

Sylvia S.Y. Kaapuni, also known as Sylvia Sew Ying Chow, 83, of Honolulu died Aug. 20 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Walter H.W. and William H.P. Chow and sisters Edith S.H. Lee and Aileen S. Ching. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dorothy F. Kawamura, 87, of Honolulu died Wednesday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Sandra Yamada; brothers Frank, Edward and Harry Yamamoto; sisters Jean Hayashi and Mary Osato; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after noon. Inurnment: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Hatsuyo Kinoshita, 102, of Moiliili died Saturday. She was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She is survived by sons Tony, Robert and Harry; daughters Haruko Sueoka, Nora Nakagami, Bertha Nakamura and Amy Muranaka; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m.

Kimokeo Lind, 22, of Kipahulu, Maui, a student, died last Tuesday in Kipahulu. He was born in Kipahulu, Maui. He is survived by father John K.C.; mother Glenna Ann "Tweetie"; brothers John "Keoni," C. Kauiki, Kaneholani and Pekelo; sisters Leimamo, Wailua, Wahineholani and Akaneki; and grandparents Daisy M. Lind and Josephine "Pine" and John Helekahi. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial: Puuiki Cemetery. Casual attire.

Harold J. Marley, 76, of Maile, who retired from the U.S. Navy, died Friday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Katherine; brother Raymond; and sisters Dorothy Green, Margaret Galbraith and Rose Mary Spasato. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations suggested to Parkinsons Foundation.

Donald E. "Don" Newbrey, 54, of Maui will be remembered in services at a later date. Incorrect information for an obituary published Saturday provided by the mortuary.

Joseph Perry, 83, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance man at Star of the Sea Church and School, died Friday in Straub Clinic. He was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. He is survived by wife Dorothy; son Fred; daughters Josephine Wong and Karen Birk; sister Margaret Johnson; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Joseph Perry Scholarship Fund, c/o Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa St., Honolulu 96816. Aloha attire.

Edward O. Rice, 68, of Kula, Maui, a retired ranch manager for Ulupalakua and Kukaiau ranches, died Friday at home. He was also a U.S. Marine and former assistant manager for Hilo Electric Co. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Martha-Ann; son Thomas E.; daughter Dr. Kathryn Rice-Ilgen; and three granddaughters. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. No flowers. Memorial donations suggested to Cancer Institute of Maui.

Emilia B. Villasenor, 80, of Pearl City died Sunday at home. She is survived by son L. Richard; daughters Cecilia Neill, Cynthia Benz and Christina Enoka; brother Edward Quijada; and nine grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.



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The index, which goes back several decades,
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