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Obituaries

Tuesday, November 21, 2000


Francisco "Socks" Alejo, 82, of Kilauea, Kauai, died Monday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Veronica Sanchez, Nona Sheldon, Lorraine Rapozo, Marie Alejo, Ruby Tsukamoto, Diane Genegabuas and Beverly Boiser, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mass: 3 p.m. tomorrow at St. Sylvester's Catholic Church. Call after 1:30 p.m. Burial: Japanese Cemetery in Kilauea. Casual attire.

Basilia A. Alvarado, 98, of Nanakuli died Nov. 5 in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Modesto; daughters Maria Monderen, Mercedes Ines, Magdalena Gustafson and Esmenia Hooper; 28 grandchildren, 77 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Barbara K. Alvarez, 66, of Kaneohe, a retired senior nurse's aide for Ann Pearl Care Home, died Saturday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband David; sons Duane, Lincoln, Herbert, Barney, Robert and Steven; daughters Davealynn Alvarez, Aggie Couley, Pauline "Nina" Staszkow and Hermenia "Snookie" Peters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Prayer services: noon Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Nuuanu Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Vincente Dela Rosa Dumaran, 72, of Kahului, a retired construction carpenter with the Maui County Highway Division, will be remembered in services at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Saturay at the mortuary. Call from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Entombment: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. He died Nov. 13 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Omaopio. He is survived by wife Betty Yap; son Vince; daughters Wanda Einfeldt and Marsha Rocha; brothers Benjamin, Albert and James; hanai sister Carol Peterson, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Bunji Fujimoto, 70, of Hilo, a retired lab supervisor for Brewer Environmental Industries, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Matsue "Honey"; son Darrel; daughter Beth Fujimoto-Drotz; brother Takeyoshi "Shine"; sisters Fujie Hirayama, Chizuko Honma, Violet Oketani, Doris Wakahiro and Janet Togawa, and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shirley Y. Fujita, 80, of Honolulu, a professor emeritus at the College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa, died Saturday at home. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by son Dr. Nathan G.; daughter Deirdre R. Fujita-Kratzke; brothers Charles and Dr. William Yokochi; sisters Hazel Umaki and Betty Okano, and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Manoa Valley Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Josephine Galtua, 92, of Honolulu died Thursday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by niece Joyce Rapoza. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Domingo C. Garidan, 89, of Honolulu, a retired owner of Sunday's Barbershop, died Nov. 12 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Manuela Velasco-Garidan; son John; daughters Janet Garidan-Prieto, Jenny Garidan-Fong and Josie Garidan, and 15 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Nellie "Itoe" Hamachi, 78, of Honolulu, a retired accountant/clerk for the U.S. Army Fort Shafter, died Nov. 7. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harold; son Ronald; daughter Naomi Ajello; sister Doris Hotta, and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Colin M. Kamikawa, 43, of Honolulu died Friday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by stepfather Charles Tam, brother Lester, sister Cheryl Ann Tam and companion Hana. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Inurnment: noon Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yoshio Kanechika, 86, of Waipahu, a retired repair shop supervisor from Pearl City Chrysler Plymouth, died Nov. 11 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Harue; sons David T. and Clifford T.; daughter Caroline S. Ueda; brother Sakae; sisters Kimiyo Yasui and Nobuko Kanechika, and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mildred M. Kano, 93, of Honolulu died Nov. 13 in Maluhia Hospital. She is survived by son Donald; daughters Thelma T. Nakashima and Kathleen K. Nakatsu; brother Richard Y. Suehiro; sisters Hisayo Nakagawa and Nancy Y. Sakazaki, 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Yang Sun Kim, 71, of Honolulu died Sunday in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by son Dong Beck; daughters Song Vaught, Song Jun Whitehead, Miae Kuratko and Mikyong Karamatsu; brother Hyosub Um; sister Sunduk Um, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 7 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Ying Tsang Li, 81, of Honolulu died last Tuesday at home. She was born in Singapore. She is survived by sons Richard, Simon and Ringo; daughter Marilyn; sister Siu Ying Tsang, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Gladys C. Lum, 79, of Aina Haina, a retired waitress for the Ranch House, died Saturday in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harold Moon; son Adrian K.Y.; daughters Charlynne L. Ravasz and Liane K.L.; brothers Alvin and David Chock; sisters Alice Leong, Anna Chow and Lani Ai, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Nativity, 5286 Kalanianaole Hwy. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Wesley J. Medeiros, 36, of Wahiawa, a Pepsi Bottling Group market equipment supervisor, died Thursday in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Mary Cambra-Medeiros; son Alexander; father Robert H.; mother Violet Teves-Medeiros; brother Robert H. Jr.; sisters Arleen Apuna, Colette Ashley and Sheryl Fukuda, and grandmother Theresa Amorine. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Fay H. Minami, 94, of Honolulu died May 27. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Clarence; daughter Haruko Hazama, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Rosa Ramos Paguirigan, 84, of Honolulu died Oct. 24 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Feliciano; sons Rogelio, Loreto, Roy, Danilo, Jorge and Alex; daughters Catalina Agpalasin and Virginia Babaran; brother Quirino Ramos; sisters Trefonia Bumanglag and Maria Dumlao, 26 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Donato Papa, 96, of Hilo, a retired baker's helper for Roberts Bakery in Hilo, died Nov. 11 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by primary caregiver Bert Kinoshita. Private services.

Stanley G. "Dickie" Perry, 67, of Ewa Beach, who retired from Oahu Sugar Co., died Nov. 17 at home. He was also coordinator of the Home Bound Ministry from Immaculate Conception Church and custodian for Hawaiian Pilgrim Virgin Statue. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia Rose; son Reggie; daughter Donna Sanchez; brothers James Lawrence and Allen Perry, and seven grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Julian Phillips, 72, of Mililani, a retired maintenance foreman for Honolulu Gas Co., died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marilyn; daughter Susan; hanai daughters Keiki Felicilda, Nyrie Salcedo and Kinau Lum; sisters Audrey Perreira, Helen Haa and Ida Abaire; brother Earl, and 11 grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

Clara Ann Recania, 55, of Honolulu, a child care provider, died Friday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Michelle Recania-Souza; father Norman Gonzales; brother Gilbert Yulo, and sisters Betty Mae Lani, Ruth Medeiros and Mary Jane Ching. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Martha E. Robinson, 74, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Honolulu. She was born in Iola, Kansas. She is survived by husband Louis O.; daughter Carmen V.; son Anson Paul; a brother, two sisters and a grandchild. No services.

George A. Sakata, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Theo H. Davies carpenter, died March 2. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Matsuyo "May"; sons Lincoln and Howard; daughters Marion Santo and Annette Sakata; brother Masao, and five grandchildren. Private services.

Natsuno "Elsie" Sato, 85, of Kahuku, who retired from Kahuku Hospital, died Sunday in Aloha Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Kaaawa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Takeo; sons Daniel, Alvin and Andrew; daughter Joan; brothers Yoshio and Yasuo Taguma; sister Helen Otake, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Inurnment: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yukino Shimada, 81, of Waimea, Kauai died Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Avis Shimada and Lorna Santos; son Bruce; brother Toshiaki Fukumoto, and a granddaughter. Services held.

Robert M. Ventura, 61, of Waipahu died Nov. 12 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by siblings Lolita Loucks, Eleanor Litherland, Florence Aguigui, Gloria McGoarty, Eliseo Teano and Geraldine Barnachea. Private services.

Sadako Yoshioka, 74, of Kahului, Maui, a retired office clerk at Ooka Supermarket, died Sunday in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Gunichi; daughter Karen Y. Inouye; brothers Jimmy, Akito and Daniel Mizubayashi; sister Shirley Takashi, and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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