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Obituaries

Thursday, September 7, 2000


Celerina "Sally" Bishop, 89, of Kailua, who retired from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, died Saturday in Kailua. She was born in Kealia, Kauai. She is survived by son George Huddy, daughter Violet-Louise Hancock, brother Baldwin Downie, sister Madeline Hardinge, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Billy Brub, 51, of Honolulu died Aug. 26 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Billy Jr.; daughters LeeAnn McNear and Trisha Brub; father Isidro; and sisters Angeline Sterling, Loretta dela Cuesta, Geri and Linda Brub, Denise Cohen, Joyce Melemai, Diane Urayanza and Pauline Academia. Private services.

Alice Saunders Burden, 82, of Los Alamos, Calif., died July 6 at home. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by daughters Sharon Nightingale-Johnson, Susan Cosma, Pat Howard, Pam Brooks and Lisa Mendoza; son Chip; brothers William W. and Barney R. Saunders, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Burial: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Reception: Moana Hotel, Waikiki. Casual attire.

Sinforoso Calamayan, 70, of Honolulu died Aug. 22 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Isidra N.; son Juanito; daughters Nazareth Galeon, Elena Agustin and Elsa Calamayan; sisters Marcela Ucol and Teofiesta Calamayan, and nine grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Henry H. Correa, 74, of Honolulu died Sept. 5. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Shizue, brother James, and sisters Mabel Correa Morgado and Grace Correa Carter. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Raymond Correa, 81, of Honolulu, a retired pipe fitter for Honolulu Iron Works, died Aug. 21 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. Private services.

Barbara M. "Bobbi" Daffron, 70, of Panama City, Fla. and formerly of Grand Prairie, Texas, a classified sales representative for Hawaii Newspaper Agency, died Friday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Marcie Farias and Susan Brewster, son Howard Farias Jr., sister Velma Martin Angelly, brothers Herbert and Clarence Martin, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services held.

Frank "Palani" Dela Sierra, 59, of Honolulu, assistant executive housekeeper for Hilton Hawaiian Village, died Sept. 2. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Flora Ledward, Mamaleana "Carmin" Raposas and Josephine "Inday" Leong; and brothers Fausto "Dong," Mathias "Joey" and Dennis Dela Sierra. Prayer services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Mary L. Fisicaro, 86, of Kailua died Monday in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honouliuli, Ewa Beach. She is survived by husband Sam and sisters Abbie Moon and Helen Kanikoa. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Tsuruko Funai, 89, of Pahala, Hawaii died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Tsuneki; sons Robert, Tsutomu "Tom," Charles, David and Ronald; daughters Ruby Miura and Nancy Lee, 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elaine M. Haynes, 69, of Kihei, a secretary for Polo Beach Club Resort, died Aug. 30 at home. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by sons Michael K., Steven D. and David C.; daughter Kimberly J. Goudy; brother Edward "Buddy" Ravenscroft, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Jerome H.F. Hoopii, 56, of Wailuku died Aug. 25. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brothers Reginald, James, John III and William. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Private scattering of ashes at a later date.

Reynolds D. "Buddy" Horswill, 78, of Kekaha, Kauai, will be remembered in services 3 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Aug. 29 provided by the mortuary.

Boyd Howard Jr., 70, of Hilo and formerly of West Virginia, a piano tuner for Baldwin Pianos, died Friday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was also owner of a cocktail lounge. He was born in Williamson, W.Va. He is survived by sisters Irene Zeek, Eulah Milum, Phyllis Sadage and Beulah McCulla; and brother Homer. No services.

Jesusa F. "Gigi" Ilusorio, 35, of Honolulu died Aug. 20 in Straub Hospital. She was born in Manila. She is survived by husband Ricardo "Ricky" J. Jr., daughters Christine and Catherine, mother Nieves F. Juson and brother Antonio Florida. Services: 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Frances F. Iramina, 71, of Wahiawa, a retired payroll supervisor from MTL, died Aug. 22 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Russell S.; daughters Lynette K. Ching and Ann K. Imai; sisters Florence Miyashiro, Amy Shinoki and Florence Shibano; and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hilde M. Izumi, 72, of Hilo, a proprietor of Hilo Dog Grooming, died Aug. 6 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Germany. She is survived by daughter Jutta Haleamau, brother Erich Schneemann and two grandchildren. Private services.

Leroy K. Kaawa, 55, of Nanakuli, a truck driver for Fujishige Trucking, died Aug. 25 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara Ann; sons Leroy K. Jr., Alroy L., Zecharoy K., Roy K.K., Delroy K. and Macroy K. Kaawa and Eric L. Au Hoon-Kaawa; daughters Barbara Ann K. and Elaine K. Kaawa and Kimberly C.K. Au Hoon-Kaawa; brothers Sampson K., George K., Moses K., Aaron A., Delbert K. and Albert P.; sisters Violet Mole, Eloise P. Goshert, Miriam Gutowski, Isabella and Mary M. Kaawa, Mary Jean Kepaa and Ruth N. Harper, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Monday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial: Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Dorothy A. Kaiso, also known as Dorothy A. Ogawa, 86, of California and formerly of Honolulu died Aug. 19. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Kenneth; son Harry Ogawa; daughter Marcella Onishi; brother Larry Ichimasa; sisters Clara Shimizu, Jane Dodson and Daisy Morita, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

The Rev. Shodo Kawamura, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Buddhist minister, died Aug. 22 at home. He was born in Nara, Japan. He is survived by sons Kodo and Koshun, sister Asako Nagai, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kakuichi "Sam" Kuwada, 70, of Hilo, a retired auto body mechanic at Orchid Isle Auto Center in Hilo, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Anne and brother Thomas H. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Honomu Hongwanji Mission. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Nora S. Mau, 89, of Honolulu, who retired from the Public Works Center, died Saturday in Crawford's Convalescent Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Thomas and a granddaughter. Services: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Valery J. Nansen, 10, of Waianae, an elementary school student, died Saturday at home. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by parents Francis and Tavai; brother Albert M.; sisters Senia Y., Teuila I., Paula D., Fitimaleafa N., Faasegi K. and Maryann A.; and grandmother Iosefo. Prayer services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Waianae United Methodist Church. Call after 10 a.m.

Tadashi Nihei, 76, of Honolulu, a retired field supervisor for Pacific Concrete, died last Wednesday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by wife Ellen A.; son Dean T.; brothers Ted T. and Edwin M.; sisters Evelyn Nihei, Chiyoko Asato, Amy Nishikawa and Tokiko Morishige; and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Helen A. Nolan, 80, of Kona, Hawaii, a bookkeeper, died Aug. 27 in Keauhou Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by son Gary, daughter Leilani Werne, six granddaughters and a great-grandson. Memorial services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Makoto Ogata, 72, of Mililani, a retired sheetmetal journeyman from Pearl Harbor Shop 17, died Aug. 28 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Gladys Y.; son Guy T.; daughter Cindy K. Mori; brothers Shigenobu, Teruo and William; sisters Ellen Lopes, Kauai Tamashiro, Betty Katsuda and Kuniko Hinokuma, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Melvin C. Pacheco, 75, of Kailua, a retired carpenter and cabinet maker, died Friday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan; sons Robert Wagner and Melvin Pacheco; daughters Diane Blackmer, Carole Cole and Linda Pacheco-Shaffer, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church in Kailua. Call from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Committal services: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Virginia W.M. Perreira, 61, of Hilo is survived by daughter Cindy; and brothers Nelson "Kealoha" and James "Kale" Mokuhalii and Samuel "Lewi" Fernandez. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

June Ann Reynolds, 69, of Makawao, Maui, a self-employed artist, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by companion Billy Cabebe; son Robert Shane; daughters Mary, Patti and Penny Page; hanai son Donald Yukitomo; hanai daughter Joellen Bal Anderson; and nine grandsons. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Fleming's Beach Park. Casual attire.

Iris L. Smith, 87, of Honolulu died Aug. 8. She was born in Washington. She is survived by son Gary and daughter Linda. Private services.

Hilda R. Soria, 55, of Mililani died Aug. 19 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Baguio City, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Ben S.; son Benedick K.; daughter Brenda N.; mother Herminigilda J.N. Rilloraza; brothers Ronaldo, Jose, Reinerio and Elmer Rilloraza; and sisters Helen Cabrera, Lorna Dela Cruz and Mary Ann Aviles. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Debra K. "Debbie" Spenser, 20, of Kula, Maui, a cashier for Kihei Chevron, died Saturday at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by parents Charles and Patricia; brothers Steven, Scott, Charles M. and Greg; and sisters Camille and Melissa Spenser and Catherine Brown. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Ghost Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.

Toyo W. Tanaka, 78, of Ewa Beach, a retired educational aide for the state Department of Education, died Saturday at home. She was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Richard Y., sons Randy Y. and Robin Y., daughters Lei T. Brady and Lani T. Abrigana, sister Fumie Nakashima and a grandson. Memorial services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Isao Urago, 70, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor of Kalakaua Transmission, died Aug. 27 in Straub Hospital. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Ruth C.; daughters Susan K. King, Sally H. Hashimura and Leslie T. Camp; brother Mitsuo; sisters Grace Tanimoto and Sachie Kitagawa, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Mitzi M. Yanaga, 80, of Honolulu, a retired personnel specialist for the federal government in Los Angeles, died Saturday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua-Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Joseph and sister Akie Kuga. Private services.

Kiku Yoshino, 99, of Kahului is also survived by brother Fusao. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday provided by the mortuary.



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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