Dr. Edward K.S. Lau, who performed the first surgical procedure on an aneurysm of the thoracic aorta and participated on the first kidney transplant team in Hawaii, died Sunday at his Honolulu home.
Services Saturday for
pioneering Hawaii surgeon,
Dr. Edward Lau
Lau, 84, a retired surgeon and physician in Honolulu, held teaching appointments at Baylor College and the University of Hawaii school of medicine. He also had been chief of surgery for St. Francis Medical Center.
Lau was born in Honolulu. He graduated from McKinley High School, Catholic and Yenching Universities in Beijing, and the University of Hawaii. He received his training at Marquette School of Medicine, and interned at Queen's Hospital.
Lau served in the Army during World War II. He had an honorable discharge as a major and received the Bronze Star.
He is survived by wife Elsie; daughter Sandra Tateishi; sons Jeffrey, Mitchell and Curtis, and nine grandchildren.
Mass: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Star of the Sea Church in Kahala. Call after 9 a.m. Private burial services. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Edwin Alia, 38, of Pearl City, who was employed by Duty Free Shoppers, died Sept. 28. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Alberto E. and Elena; brothers Alberto E. Jr., Brian, Christopher E. and Dexter, and sister Marilyn M. Cintron. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Felix P. Asia, 92, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired truck driver for Honokaa Plantation, died Thursday in Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Pilar A.; sons Felix P. Jr. and Roy R., six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Call after 5 p.m. Burial of urn at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Howard Y. Atebara, 80, of Hilo, founder and proprietor of Hilo Radio Appliance Inc., died Oct. 3 in the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Ruth; son Milton; daughters Carol Franzen and Merna Saito; brother Dr. George; sisters Susan and Geraldine Atebara and Karleen Ogata, and five grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.Charles V. "Charlie" Boddicker, 52, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a sculptor of ancient Hawaiian implements and artifacts, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. He was also a finishing carpenter. He was born in Phoenix. He is survived by hanai son Malcolm; parents Vernon and Betty, and sister Janet Rowe. Memorial services: 9 a.m. Friday at Hamakua Jodo Mission. Casual attire.
Masako R. Chan, 80, of Honolulu will be remembered in services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. No flowers. Private inurnment. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.
Kun Tae Choi, 67, of Honolulu, a retired director for Jin-Hung Construction Co., died Monday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Uiju-Kun, Korea. He is survived by wife Choo Ja Yi; son Jae Ho, and daughter Yuri. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: Nuuanu Memorial Park.
Humphrey Chong, 73, of Pearl City died last Wednesday. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Takayo and brother Leo. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pearl City Community Church, 933 Lehua Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Bernard C. "Chachi" Crivello, 25, of Kaimuki will be remembered in a Mass at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. He was shot and killed after a traffic-stop confrontation with a police officer Oct. 3 in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Esther Barbadillo; stepfather Glenn Barbadillo; hanai grandparents Joseph and Anna; sisters Melva A. Crivello and Jeanette Gerona, and brothers Melchor "Coco" Andaya Jr. and Dominic Barbadillo.
Inez L. dos Remedios, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired collection agency manager, died Saturday in Ewa Beach. She was born in Montana. She is survived by husband Jamie D.; sons Ernest White and James dos Remedios Jr.; daughter Barbara Yamada and Florita Zane, 15 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services over the ashes: 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.
Lourdes B. "Mary" Durington, 86, of Waipahu died Sept. 19 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Bob; sister Leonora Drew, four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Alfred E. Ferreira Jr., 78, of Kaneohe, a retired city truck driver, died Monday in Kailua. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Justine; son Carleton; daughters Lana G. and Sydney M.; sister Margie Dias, two granddaughters and two great-grandsons. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire.
Donald F. Hebert, 73, of Honolulu, a retired commander for the U.S. Navy, died Saturday in Beverly Manor. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife Joan; sons Jeff, Shawn, Tommy and Gerald; daughter Bonnie Loving, and six grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Trinity Church. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Luther Walker "Bud" Hough Jr., 80, of Saratoga, Calif. died June 12 in Los Gatos Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy H.; daughter Betty H. Froess; son Luther Walker "Chip," six grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. Services held.
Irene P.S. Kim, 84, of Mississippi and formerly of Honolulu, a retired baker at Kuakini Hospital, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. She is survived by son Clifton N.Y.; daughters Miriam Lee, Sally Kendrick and Priscilla Harada; brothers George I.S. Kim and Pong Ne Park; sisters Soon Ne Apilado, Margaret Duncan, Janet Finn and Marjorie Orr, 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:15 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.John M. Kleeb, 89, of Bainbridge Island, Wash., and Maui, a retired consultant to savings and loan associations in the Northwest, died Thursday on Bainbridge Island. He was born in South Bend, Wash. He is survived by wife Eunice; daughter Camilla Foreman, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services.
Randall S. Miyagawa, 47, of Kaneohe died Sept. 25 in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion and caregiver Gail Valdez; father Yukio, and sister Kathi L. Oshiro. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
Doris Y. Ogawa, 82, of Wahiawa, retired owner of Doris Okazuya, died last Wednesday in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Lawrence; daughters Joyce H. Yamahiro and Doris T. Wakabayashi; sisters Haruko Ono and Kiyoko Kawasaki, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Call after 3 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.
Marcelino A. Ramones, 68, of Kahului, a retired dishwasher at Maui Beach Hotel, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Susana A.; sons Rudy, Arturo and Ruben; daughters Pacita Asuncion, Fidelina Ramones and Rosie Salvador; brothers Juan, Vincente and Librado; sister Paula Dugay, and 17 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park.
Richard M. Spies, 69, of Hawaii Kai, a masonry contractor, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Penelope "Penney"; brother Jeffrey; daughter Karen Whalen; son James "Jimmy," and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Waikiki Yacht Club. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society and/or Hospice Hawaii.
Sophia B. Tabudlo, 70, of Hilo, a retired pantry worker for the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Mamerto A.; daughter Norma Saturnio; sisters Consuelo Bocarile, Rosita Baruela and Pancencia Layus, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3:30 p.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.
Lynn S. Wise, 59, of Kahana, Maui, a massage therapist, died Friday at home. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by mother Laura and sister Jonna James. Services at a later date.
Alexander Yatchmenoff Jr., 78, a retired shipyard production superintendent in the Mechanical Shop Group at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Aug. 20 at home. He is survived by wife Marian; sons Bart and Robert; mother Margaret; brother Wallace, and three grandchildren. No services. Memorial contributions suggested to Hospice of Napa Valley, 3299 Claremont Way, Napa, CA 94558.
Samuel Zara, 89, of Honolulu, who retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died yesterday in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Reggio di Calabria, Italy. He is survived by sons Samuel Jr., Vernon and Michael; daughter Sylvia Brulee; brother James Gallo; sisters Jennie Speranza and Mary Mortillaro, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
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