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Obituaries

Thursday, December 14, 2000


Hula teacher Kanani Brighter



Fannie F.O. Abreu, 77, of Honolulu, a retired dietician, died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by companion Charles Morikawa; son Joseph III; daughters Jo-Ann Howard and Shirley Abreu; brother Tatsuo Ono; sisters Yoshie Kurosu and Mitsue Kainuma, and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Dennis F. Bustamante Sr., 67, of Waipahu, died Monday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lolita; daughter Imelda Kovaloff; sons Dennis Jr., Ricardo and Mario; sisters Carrie Butac and Cathy Israel; brothers Rodolfo, Angel, Chris and Larry, and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Co-Cathedral. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Masako H. Chong, 71, of Pearl City, a retired cook for Kabuki restaurant, died Friday. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Doreen Bowen, Wendy Orta, Maelani Ramos and Laurie Punzal; brothers Toshio, Tadashi, Takashi, Hideo and Noboru Honda; sisters Hatsue Okuda and Masae Shimizu, and 11 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park .

Lane K. "Bobo" Ciacci Jr., 47, of Wailuku, Maui, a financial adviser, died Dec. 7 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy B.; daughter Jennifer P.; parents Lane K. Sr. and Mary E.; brothers Michael, Daniel, Cornwell and Jonathan; and sister Ellen Vincent. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Central Union Church. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers. Memorial donations suggested to the L.K. Ciacci Fund.

Elizabeth E. Dumling, 85, of Lanai City, Lanai, a homemaker, died Monday in Lanai Community Hospital. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Fausto; sons Leroy and Raymond Fernandez, and Alan and Rodney Dumling; daughter Barbara Baron, 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lanai City. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Lanai City Cemetery.

Francis K. Hirata, 87, of Aiea, died Dec. 3 at home. He was born in Kawailoa, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Flora H. Whittier and brother Yoshio. Services were private.

James Y.C. Ho, 82, of Aiea, a retired mechanic at Pearl Harbor, died Friday in St. Francis Hospice-West. He is survived by wife Yong C.; stepdaughter Jane Murakami; brothers Tony, Richard and Fred, and sisters Sylvia Ching, Nora Hanley and Laura Ho. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Shirley A. Kalani, 48, of Pukalani, Maui, a custodian at Kahului Airport, died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Maui. She is survived by mother Isabella B. "Bessie" Pacheco; sons Frank E.K. and Chevy P.K.; daughter Duire L. Kuhaulua; brother Gilbert T. Pacheco; sisters Mildred M. "Millie" Koyanagi, Patty S. Kaniho and Sally L. Keanini, and three grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. No flowers.

Moses "Nahale" Kanahele, 66, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired ranch hand for Gay &Robinson, died Sunday at home. He was born in Puuwai, Niihau. He is survived by hanai daughter Joycelynn; brother Malaki; sister Lilia, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.

Kenneth R.R. Keen, 64, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village catering manager, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion David Stroede; mother Florence Bodnar; brother Robert Achong, and sister Wilma Burns. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 10 a.m. Ashes to be scattered at sea at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers.

George T. "Fluff" Kukila, 55, of Waianae, a retired Elks Club manager, died Dec. 1. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Reno; daughter Malia; hanai sons Ernest, Richard, Joseph, Edmund, David and Duke; hanai daughter Laureen; sister Mary Pua; brother Joseph Bailey, and companion Miriam L. Auwae. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Hill of Zion, Maili. Call after 8 a.m. Aloha attire.

Aleja R. Lacara, 65, of Honolulu, died Saturday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Mamerto Sr.; sons Aurelio, Manuel, Rodrigo, Fermin, Danilo, Mamerto Jr. and Alexander; daughters Epifania Rivera, Aida Miranda, Evelyn Barasi and Helen Lacara; brothers Rodolfo and Luis Ramos; sisters Elena Agas and Paula Pascua, 26 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Church, Kalihi. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples Memorial Park .

Paul W. Miller, 77, of Pearl City, a retired Navy Public Works Center welder, died Dec. 4 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret L.; daughters Aurora Lee and Ann Hewett; sons Eassie, Kenneth and Richard; sisters Beatrice Loman, May Wills and Agatha Gomes; brother Alexander, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Call after 9:15 a.m. Interment to follow at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Sumiko Mitsuyuki, 89, of Waipahu, died Dec. 4 in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Walter S., Ronald M. and Stanley S.; a brother and sister, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services were private.

Yukie Miura, 84, of Kapolei, retired owner of Miura Flowers, died Friday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Walter K. and Derek T.; sister Ayako Sakumoto, and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.Haruo "Joe" Nakamura, 84, of Honolulu, a retired City and County of Honolulu building inspector, died Tuesday. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Mary; son Jensen; daughters Joan Sugawa, Barbara Hashimoto, Joyce Cahaan and Karen Magno; brothers Nobuo, Tokuji and Tomio; sisters Kimiko Ha and Toshiko Matsuda, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Carmella R. Ortes, 87, of Honolulu died Dec. 4 in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 8:30 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Noon Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Tapelu Pusi, 54, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army infantryman, died Nov. 10. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Lagituaiva; sons Tapelu Levu, Tapelu Pusi Jr., Johnny Garcia, Marino Garcia, Telley Pusi, Tuapo Pusi and Lionel Pusi; daughters Magnolia Tupua, Aofia Pusi, Paula Garcia, Jeanette Pusi, Sola Pusi, Christinia Pusi, Agnes Pusi and Vafee Pusi, and 37 grandchildren. Services were held Nov. 29 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Patrick J. "Timmy" Richardson Sr., 62, of Hilo, a truck driver for Jas. W. Glover Ltd., died Tuesday at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Patrick J. Jr.; sisters Arlene Florendo and Veronica Richardson, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Dianne J. Rios, 53, of Wahiawa, a preschool teacher, died Dec. 5 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Raymond J. Jr.; sons Raymond III and Duane G.; daughter Annajean M. Emelio; mother Julia Rivera; brother Frank Rivera; sisters Barbara Angelo and Patricia Rivera, and seven grandchildren. Services: Noon Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Mililani First Ward, 1039 Meheula Parkway. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Matilda C. Rodrigues, 85, of Ewa Beach, died Dec. 3. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Leticia Bento, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Interment: 1 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Emerald K.L. Souza, 47, of Waianae, died Sunday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ronald W. Sr.; son Ronald W. Jr.; daughter Ronnette K. Souza-Kaawa; mother Joan Kahala; brothers Joseph K. Kahala Jr., Bowmen H. Kahala and Roman K. Kahala; sisters G. Kaleolani Shimabukuro, Jo-Line K. Tabag, Shane-Ellen K. Souza, Cheryl-Ann H. Silva and France-Lynn K. Kahala; hanai sister Alice A. Correia, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at United Gospel Fellowship Church, 95-061 Waimakua Dr. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Martha K. Stanton, 89, of Waimanalo, a retired baker at Kailua Intermediate School, died Dec. 7 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Melfred Lum, Stanley Lum and Gene Stanton; daughters Beverly Garcia, Kay Philips, Noelene Low and Sharon Apo, 24 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew's Cathedral. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park cemetery.

Tadao Tamaru, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Newspaper Agency advertising representative, died Sunday in Ka Punawai Ola Nursing Home. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by sons Edwin T. and Michael M.; brother Katsumi; sisters Hatsue Nakamoto, Fumiko Kagawa and Michie Okamura, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: Noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary Chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sadamu Tsubaki, 70, of Lahaina, Maui, a retired Pioneer Mill heavy equipment mechanic, died Dec. 6 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Shirley T.; sons Steven and Guy; brother Jitsuo; sisters Jeanette Oshiro and Lynn Tanaka, and nine grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Lahaina Jodo Mission. Private burial. Casual attire.



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