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Obituaries

Tuesday, November 28, 2000


Joann "Joey" Ahwah, 55, of Kaneohe died Nov. 17 in Kailua. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Gabriel and Garen; daughters JoVonnie Guido, Jonette Puana, Gerilee Oliva and Gene-Ann Kahanaoi; brothers Hilario and William Hoomanawanui and Stacey Horner; sisters Bridget Meyer, Doreen Young, Valerie Cui, Debra Lee, Velma Mae Hoomanawanui, Renee Paulo and Judith Hoomanawanui, and 17 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Burial: Greenhaven Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Claudine Mae M. Apostol, infant daughter of Romulo and Jonalyn Apostol, died Nov. 15 in Kapiolani Medical Center. She is also survived by grandparents Narciso and Antonia Apostal and Rosie Macadangdang. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Jaime Basa, 63, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired shift manager with Kauai Electric, died Friday in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Dollyan E.; daughters Serena Franco, Valerie Ludington, Darlene Pereira, Allison Demery and Janell and Kelsey Basa; brother Elpidio; sisters Carlena Bobiles, Josephine Najita and Paulina Ikeda, and seven grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kekaha Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

George L. Belluomini, 75, of Kailua-Kona, a retired cotton farmer, died Nov. 11 in Kona Community Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Bakersfield, Calif. He is survived by daughter Georgette Fischer; son Tony; brother Roy; sister Edna Torrigiani, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 4:30 p.m. today at Honokohau Harbor by the slip of the boat "Hanamana." Scattering of ashes at sea to follow. Casual attire.

Darnette H. "Sugar" Carter-Rodrigues, 48, of Makakilo, a driver with Robert's Hawaii Tours and Budget Rent-A-Car, died Nov. 20 in Makakilo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by children Deanette and Phillip "Kimo" LeVaughn Pitts and Alexander "Kalani" Antonio Rodrigues; mother Ramona Carter; brothers and sisters Ramona K. Weekes, Darlene Bruno, Marvalee, Dale and James D. Carter Jr. and Frances Gardner, and three grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at the park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Reginald K. Castillo, 16, of Ewa Beach, a student at Hale O Ulu School, will be remembered in services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. He died in a two-car collision Nov. 16 on Kamehameha Highway near Kipapa Gulch. He is survived by parents Robin and Lani; sister Rayna, and grandparents Andres and Ethel Castillo and Ronald and Angieline King.

Andrea S. Daclison, 86, of Waipahu died Saturday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Dado and Sonny; daughter Lilly Aquino; 25 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:15 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mika K.M.O.K. Grace, infant son of Lono N. Grace and Jesse J. Nunes, died Wednesday in Kau Hospital. He is also survived by grandparents Sweetie and Ronald Grace, Marie Ann Hughes and James P. Enos; great-grandfathers Lot H. Grace and Domingo Nunes, and kahu hanai parents Leatrice and Thomas Silva. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Keamalu and Herbert Waltjen's residence. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Naalehu County Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

Sri M. "Ani" Hills, 53, of Kona died Sunday at home. She was born in Sumatra, Indonesia. She is survived by husband Henry F.; son Ishmail R., and daughter Ishael K. Services: 2 p.m. today at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Sumiaki "Jerry" Hishinuma, 77, of Waipahu, a retired supervisor with Oahu Sugar Co., died Nov. 16 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Chiyono "Helen"; son Robin; daughters Floy Kaku and Vera Mae Kaaikaula; brothers Ramsay and Harold, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Helen M. Hondonero, 87, of Honolulu died Wednesday at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Robert and Theodore Marquina; stepson Cisto; daughter Lynn M.; stepdaughter Nina Daog, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

George Kakazu, 73, of Honolulu, a retired clerk for the U.S. Postal Service, died Nov. 18. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mabel; son Clyde; daughter Theresa Tom; brothers Frank and James; sisters Margaret Kaneshiro, Katherine Shon, Barbara De Soto, Ethel Fukuda and Eleanor Geissinger, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Stanley J. Kanoa, 56, of Waimanalo, a security guard for Freeman Guards Inc., died Nov. 18. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lupe Afuvai; son Stanley Jr.; daughters Gail Turner and Sandra Kanoa; sisters Elizabeth "Mickey" Drake and Sarah Jenkins; brother Ernest "Sam Boy" Kanoa, and six grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Waimanalo Chapel, Olomana Ward, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kaiona Beach. Casual attire.

Betty Y. Matsui, 75, of Honolulu died Nov. 20. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jiro; sons Clyde, Randall and Robert; brother George Nishimura; sister May Nakaji, and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society.

Hideichi Miyahira, 81, of Honolulu, a retired painter for Thomas Fujikawa Painting Co., died Nov. 19. He was born in Lahaina, Maui. He is survived by wife Fumiko; son Carl; daughters Judy Ohira, June Doolin and Lynn Arakaki; brother Yutaka Miyahira; sister Fumiko Shiroma, and five grandchildren. Private services.

Mariano S. "Naning" Mogote, 67, of Halawa, a retired ground maintenance worker at the Non Commissioned Officers (NCO) Club at Hickam, died Nov. 9 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Josefina C.; sons Ronilo, Arnold, Rey Mario, Jomar Ric and Alex; daughter Merlyn Taguinod; sisters Maria Mogote and Marcelina Galuz, and 18 grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Church. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

James F. Moody, of Honolulu, a retired steel company representative, died Sunday. He is survived by wife Peggy; daughters Suzanne Carpenito and Betsy Moody; son Jim; mother Elsie Golcher; brother Dr. E.A., and sister Jacquelyn Bedell. Memorial services and Mass 4 p.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.

Evelyn Y. Nihei, 83, of Honolulu, a retired forewoman at Dole Cannery, died Nov. 16. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Tetsuo and Edwin, and sisters Chiyoko Asato, Amy Nishikawa and Tokiko Morishige. Private services.

Albert Nobriga, 78, of Honolulu died last Tuesday at home. He was born in Kalopa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Alice; son Albert; daughters Momi Franklin, Loretta McKnight and Theresa Grace; hanai son Fred Prigel; brothers Alfred and Augustine "Sonny;" sister Virginia Moniz; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Gilbert E. Pearson, 87, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired manager for Loan Corp., died Thursday in Hale Makua, Maui. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He is survived by daughters Elizabeth Ann Marciel, Lois E. Ruth and Andrea Pearson Harris; brother Albert, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Private burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations suggested to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Antonia A. Ramelb, 86, of Pearl City died Nov. 11 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Armando Solomon; daughters Ernesta Tamayo and Norma Rivera; sisters Lapaz Edralin and Maria Corpuz, 19 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Amy F. Richardson, 57, of Honolulu died Nov. 18. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Roy and Gary Kadooka and sister Nancy Hamana. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Olivet Baptist Church. Call after 1 p.m.

George D. "Big G." Rodriguez, 85, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County treatment maintenance technician, died Wednesday at home. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by sons Herbert "Bully" Saldana and Frank Gonzalez; daughters Patricia Torres, also know as "Patsy" or "Pat," Mary Ann Mattos, Josephine "Kookie-Jo" Tamura, Judy Ann Banasan and Georgieanna "Georgia" Yamauchi; companion Polly L. Domingcil, 21 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Chiyoji Shinagawa, 84, of Honolulu, a retired auto mechanic, died Sunday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Kenneth I. and Paul T., brother Sam and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard A.M. Silva, 78, of Aiea, a retired truck driver, died last Tuesday in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lorena. Graveside services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Cletus N. "Pete" Smith, 67, of Maalaea, Maui, a retired Los Angeles police officer, died yesterday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by wife Marsha; daughter Vicki Harvey; son Jeffrey, and two grandchildren. Private services.



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