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Obituaries

Wednesday, September 20, 2000


Alex Campa, 27, of Texas and Honolulu, a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army, died last Wednesday in Fort Sill, Okla. He is survived by wife Debra and children Martina M., Antonio K. and Christian K. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Schofield Barracks Community Chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ah Ol Chow, of Niumalu, Kauai, a proprietor for rentals, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by brothers Wilfred, Tao and Peter and sisters Ah Lin Chow Tsukamoto, Margaret Chow and Jenn Kaaa. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

David C. Eason, 47, of Honolulu, a production analyst for Alltel, died last Wednesday at home. He was born in Maryland. He is survived by son David Jr.; daughter Heather Nomura; brothers George Jr. and Lonnie; sisters Juanita Muncie, Rose Jenkins and Nancy Keck; stepmother Katie "Louise" Reynor; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Rosie K.H. Eichenberg, 95, of Waianae died last Wednesday at home. She was born in Waianae Valley. She is survived by sons Samuel, Jesse, August, Solomon and Ralph Hanohano; daughters Betty N. Martin, Dorothy Cosma and Carrie Thompson-Naone; brother James Kahoano; sister Margaret Lee; more than 70 grandchildren; more than 130 great-grandchildren; and more than 20 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nanakuli Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery.

Gregory Elarionoff Jr., 63, of Kailua-Kona, proprietor of Elarionoff Masonry, died last Wednesday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Sandra Tokioka and Nicole Elarionoff and brothers Lancelot, Leningrad and Samuel. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Assembly of God Church in Kau, Hawaii. Social gathering to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mele P. Filiai, 65, of Kahului, an independent housekeeper, died Monday at home. She was born in Tonga. She is survived by brothers Sione, Langi, Nehoa and Sivi and sisters Mele Filiai, Lupe Kaihau and Oliula Mamatuki. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call from 6 to 11 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

David S. Fujimoto, 31, of Honolulu died Sept. 12. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son David Jr., parents Francis and Edith, brother Daniel, sisters Karin and Caroline and grandmother Sumie. Private services.

Rodney H. Fukui, 77, of Honolulu died Friday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Iris, daughter Dr. Christine, brothers Mamoru "Vincent" and Paul, sister Lillian Bauguess and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kilohana United Methodist Church. Call after 10 a.m.

Bernarda P. Gaces, 84, of Waianae died Aug. 30 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Dominador and Rogelio, daughters Milagros Gaspar and Alicia Sumbad Jr., 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 10. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Luis R. Galingana, 86, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired papaya picker, died Saturday in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Marina V.; sons Bienvenido, Dionicio and Edelino; daughters Cristeta Galingana Luis and Josefina Galingana; 23 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ada M. Gentry, 92, of Kekaha, Kauai, died Sept. 1 in Kauai Veterans Hospital. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Ritchie and John, daughters Helen Coffman and Patricia Horton, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Peter S.Y. Hwang, 76, of Honolulu, a retired importer for Sy Gifts, died last Wednesday in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Pusan, South Korea. He is survived by sons Paul and John; daughter Deborah Yi; brothers Sangjin and Sangwon; sisters Young Hee, Young Ja and Young Ok; and eight grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Alice W. Kamali, 84, of Maili, a retired laundry presser at Al Phillips the Cleaner Inc., died Thursday in Ewa Beach. She is survived by daughter Irene Ahuna, six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Maili Church of God. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ada Kaniheehu, also known as Eddie Ekela, 84, of Waianae died Sept. 11 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by caregiver Cleo Tachera. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Esther K. Kealoha, 85, of Hana, Maui, died Sept. 3 in Hale Makua. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Paul; sons Paul Kealoha Jr. and Solomon Jr. and George Paio; daughters Caroline Hoopii, Lucille Ordenstein, Pauline Gouveia and Agnes Paio; brother Henry Kahula; grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waianalua Congregational Church in Hana. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Casual attire.

Kama Koki, 105, of Honolulu died Sept. 10 at home. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by sons Tokuso and Asa S.; daughters Lillian O. Hewitt, Ruth Y. Onaga and Mabel A. Uyemura; sister Tsuru Tomoyose; 30 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; 73 great-great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services: Noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Paul Y. Koyanagi, 60, of Honolulu, a small-engine mechanic for the state Department of Transportation, died yesterday. He was also former owner of Paul's Auto Service. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Dorene; son Ritchie; daughter Dina; brothers Henry, Roscoe, Nelson and Tomio "Tom"; and sisters Patsy Ouchi and Joyce Kawakami. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Emilio C. Liberato, 96, of Honolulu, the founder of Filipino Assembly of the First Born in Hawaii, died Friday in Oahu Care Facility. He was also a preacher, teacher and lecturer. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Diana A., daughter Rebecca Kanekoa, brother Andres, a sister, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at the Full Gospel Temple. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Thomas K. Marfil, 45, of Waimanalo, an operating engineer, died Sunday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janice, sons Thomas Jr. and Tyson, daughters Jennifer and Savannah, mother Agnes, brothers Lyle and Ivan, and sisters Collene Van Arkle and Dayna Crowley. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Clarence Meneses, 70, formerly of Honolulu, retired first sergeant in the U.S. Army, died Sept. 4 in Woodbridge, Va. He is survived by wife Marian, son Elton, daughters Lani and Joanne and sister Rose Harrison. Services held. Contributions suggested to the American Heart Association. Condolences suggested to Elton Isao Meneses, 7915 Laguna Blvd., Suite 100, Elk Grove, CA 95758.

Emmett A. Nakoa, 44, of Seattle, an employee at the Humane Society in Seattle, died Aug. 14 in Seattle. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by son Emmett A. Jr., daughter Desiree K., sisters Winifred Cockett and Sandra Cristofaro, and three grandsons. Mass:11 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Church. Memorial celebration of life from 8 to 10:45 a.m. Inurnment: Mahalani Cemetery in Piihana.

Andrew C. Nawrocki, 46, of Kapolei, who retired from the U.S. Navy, died Sept. 11 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was also a combustion maintenance man at Queen's Hospital. He was born in Lublin, Poland. He is survived by mother Maria Nawrocki and brother Zbigniew John Nawrocki. Prayer services: 1 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

John D. O'Kane, 82, of Pearl City, a retired commander with the U.S. Navy, died Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Grace and daughter Patricia. Scattering of ashes at sea by the U.S. Navy.

Juan R. Rabe, 76, of Lahaina, a retired dishwasher at Kapalua Bay Hotel, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Faustina; son Salvador; daughters Juliana Quevedo, Herminia Pugal, Lydia Cabalo, Norma Cabreros and Evelyn Recaldo; brother Mario; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Makawao Cemetery.

Joseph "Tato" Ramos, 81, of Ewa Beach, a retired fire control mechanic at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Saturday at home. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Catherine; sons Joseph R. and Robert; daughters Diana "Donna" R. Hirano, Betty Quitoriano and Shirley Chu; brothers Frank and Richard; sisters Isabel Torres, Lillian Barclay, Ellenora Rezentes and Vivian Martin; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Fuino Tanaka, 102, of Hilo, a retired independent flower grower, died Sept. 7 in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by sons Yoshito and Jiro; daughters Mitsue, Sadako and Miyoko; and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary donations, koden.

Cheryl L. Wiecking, 35, of Kailua died Friday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jim; father Richard Andrade; mother Virginia Haworth; stepfather William Haworth; grandmothers Magdeline Andrade and Rose Pacheco; brothers Robert Robley and Chance Haworth; and sisters Melissa and Jessika Haworth and Christine Roberts. Services: 10:45 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire.

Benjamin H.S. Young, 82, of Honolulu died Sunday at home. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Loretta; sons Randall Y.K. and Gregory Y.G.; daughters Linda Y.N. and Lisa Y.M.; brothers Robert, Herman, Oi Wun and Danny; sister Lillian Lum; and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m.



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