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Obituaries

Friday, December 15, 2000


Wilhelmina M. Arruda, 77, of Kailua died Tuesday in Castle Medical Center. She is survived by sons Douglas W. and Clayton N.; stepson Donald; daughter Yvonne Dickson; brothers Charles B. and Clyde N. Mason; sisters Gussie Rapoza, Edith Sciarretta and Frances L. "Honey" Rhodes; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Vianney Church, Kailua. Call from 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

John H.C. Au, 75, of Honolulu, a retired land excavator, died Dec. 1 in Malama Ohana. He was also a proprietor of Manoa Tractor Service. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence; daughter Bobbie; son John; brother Stephen, and sisters Esther Wong and Mary Tom. Private services.

Simon B. Balisacan, 89, of Lihue, a landscaping laborer for Kauai Nursery, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Teofista G.; daughters Juliana Ganiron and Marina Gano; son Pedro; brother Juan; sister Matilde Badua, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. next Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 23 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 7 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Samuel Brown Jr., 38, of Waianae, a musician, died Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lisa; sons Tyler Pestana and Mitchell Brito; daughters Leandra Marumba and Charde, Ariel, Oni and Auburn Brown; mother Angeline; brothers Steven and Swayne; sisters Anita Ellis and April Villanueva, and a granddaughter. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Sheraton Makaha Valley Stables. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sofronio L. Calaycay, 95, of Honolulu, a retired custodian at Robert Louis Stevenson School, died last Friday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Sofronio; daughter Estrella Supnet; brother Eustaquio, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Sergio L. Chaulet, 33, of Honolulu, who was employed with Michel's Restaurant, died Dec. 6 at home. He was born in California. He is survived by father Leon; mother Guadalupe Luna; brothers Justin and Armando; sister Nagima; grandmother Nellie; biological father Carlos Velasquez, and biological mother Heather Holleran. Services held.

Le Roy Yun Fah Ching, 57, of Kona, Hawaii, an independent fencing contractor with Akamai Fence, died Sunday in Kona Community Hospital. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Arillia Ann Johnson; daughter Jennifer Lopez; sons Le Roy Yun Fah Jr. and Eric C.; brother Lloyd; sister Leonetta Hoskins, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Kalahikiola Congregational Church. Call after 8 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Florence D. Comages, 65, of Aiea, who retired from the Navy Exchange Laundry and Metropolitan Janitorial Service, died Dec. 6. She was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. She is survived by husband Julian; daughter Bernadette; son Thomas; brothers John, Philip, George, Manuel, Douglas, Francisco, Christino, William and Henry Domen, and sisters Rose Villanueva, Helen Cenal, Elizabeth Henrigues, Adeline Opista, Margaret Shephard, Diana Vasquez and Gloria Wallace. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Church. Call after 8 a.m. Casual attire.

Jack T. Doi, 91, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired business owner, died Tuesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lawai, Kauai. He is survived by wife Yukiko; sons Reginald Y. and Malcolm Y.; daughters Donna D. Yano and Janice S. Lillie; brothers David H. and Larry S. Inagaki; sister Edith S. Ishii, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Lihue Christian Church. Call after 2:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eugene K. Duvauchelle, 89, of Kaneohe died Wednesday in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. He was born in Pukoo, Molokai. He is survived by wife Carol; sons Lyle Duvauchelle and Larry Sang; daughters Loretta Rellez and Luana Costa; brother Paul "Aimoku"; sisters Mary Petersen, Anna Goodhue and Pauline George; 15 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Taisi Fautanu, 68, of Honolulu, a laborer for the Samoan Federal Government, died Nov. 24. He was born in Masefau, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Faati Asolima; sons Talosaga Loa, Taape, Akuso, Joe and Malei Sama; daughters Sinea Fautanu, Susana Fogalele, Vaimoe Malaga, Tilomai Muaava and Angeline Chiu, 36 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at First Samoan Assembly of God Church. Call again from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

James S. Fujimoto, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter, planner and estimator, died Saturday in Kuakini Skilled Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yoshiko; sons Dennis T. and Gary Y., two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Walter K. "Kats" Fukuda, 77, of Mililani, a retired carpenter, died Dec. 4 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yaeko; son Brian K.; daughter Maxine R. Sung; brothers Charles T., Thomas T. and Arthur S.; sisters Dorothy S. Hirose and Shirley K. Peralta, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Margaret Lau Fung, 84, of Honolulu, who retired from California Packing Co., died Dec. 6 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons William and Patrick; brothers Chew Lun and Chew Poy Lau; sisters Emma Lau, Minnie Malina and Marion Mau, and six grandchildren. Services held.

David Siuk En Hew, 84, of Kailua, a real estate investor, died Monday in Honolulu. He was born in Waiohuli, Maui. He is survived by wife Dora L.; sons Rodney Y.T. and Randall Y.T.; brother Benedict; sisters Mona Ho, Ruth Fernandez and Esther Allen, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Manabu "Mana" Ida, 81, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired carpenter for City Mill Home Improvement Center, died Saturday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mae; daughter Mana Joy Hokama; stepsons Jerome, Damon and Dean Furukawa; sisters Eunice Iwai, Alice Chock, Helen Katsuda and Arleen Tomita, four grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tsuneo Ito, 72, of Pearl City died Nov. 23 at home. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by brothers Yoshio and Mitsuo, and sisters June Ishikawa and Toshie Tsutsui. Private services.

Richard K. Kamei, 93, of Aiea, who retired from Lewis & Cooke, died Dec. 6 at home. He was born in Waimalu. He is survived by wife Flora F.; daughters Janet Nakamura and Jane Hamadon; sister Misao Yokote, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dorothea L. Kanaiaupuni, 62, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired psychologist, died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by husband William K. and brother Paul Lewis. Memorial services: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Cathedral, Hilo.

Midori Kazunaga, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired cook for Sears Roebuck & Co., died Dec. 7. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Masao; sons Dennis and Richard; daughters Christine Wilhite and Janice Yoshiki; brother Sadayoshi Yamaguchi; sisters Florence Iboshi and Gloria Ogawa, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Erin M. Kim-Rivera, 41, of Waipahu, owner of EMK Business Services, died Nov. 23. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alvin; daughter Kahealani; son Aaron; mother Edna Kim; brothers Walter and Wray Kim, and sister Elyse Smout. Memorial services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Nanakuli Community Park. Call after 9 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

Nancy Kimbrough, 69, of Honolulu died Nov. 23. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Benie, Frank, Timothy, Jerome and Wilford Pave; daughters Diana Pave and Haze Wentling; brothers Fred and Herbert Makinano, and sisters Mary Cadiente, Ethel Jackson, Dorothy and Jane Kimbrough and Angie Makinano. Services and scattering of ashes: noon Sunday at Makaha Surf Beach.

Dolores T. Llamido, 74, of Mililani died Nov. 23 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Rainfredo J.; son Arthur T.; daughters Angelita L. Godoy, Estrella L. Villanueva, Minda T. Llamido, Lorna T.L. Dias and Riza L. DeVera; sisters Lorenzita T. Ebriega, Rosario T. Tiong and Imelda T. Calachan, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's Apostle & Evangelist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Faatagai Lomboy, 65, died Dec. 2. She was born in Masefau, American Samoa. She is survived by children Lau "Eddie," Mark, Kerry, Jane and Marlene; brother Soge; sisters Ioana Sevaaetasi, Susaga Mulipola and Telesia Lelea, and six grandchildren. Call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at First Samoan Assembly of God Church, 1420 Palama St. Call again from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

Juan M. "Johnny" Lucero, 89, of Kahuku, who worked for the Kahuku Sugar Plantation, died Monday at home. He also did private landscaping. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Roland, Fred, John Jr., Eugene, Rudy and Glenn; daughters Roberta Conley, Rosanna Sezar and Lynell DaMate; sister Rufina, 32 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Sunday at Wailee Beach Park, across from the Fruit Stands near Kawela Bay. Casual attire. String-sewn leis only.

Richard Kan Luke, 90, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor of Termite Services, died Monday. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by son Richard; daughters Karen Yoneda, Sharon Akama, Shirleen Dauphinee and Nanette Muraoka; sister Irene Ho, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tomoe Matsuda, 69, of Honolulu, a waitress at Natsunoya Tea House, died Tuesday. She was born in Nagoya, Japan. She is survived by husband Masao "Blackie"; son Cyril Pires Jr.; daughters Blossom Ishikawa and Roberta Enoki; brother Shigehisa Onitake, and sisters Hideno Suzuki, Michiko Onitake, Kumiko Harada and Kiyono Onitake. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Cherish P. "Munchkin" Matsunaga, 8, of Waipahu died Dec. 4 at home. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by mother Beranda S.; grandfather Primo R. Menor Jr.; brother Wayne Jr., and sister Chariot H. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elvira L. "Vera" Miranda, 70, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Monday at home. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by husband Daniel A.; sons Gary and Kenneth; daughters Gail Walker, Valerie Peralto and Nancy DeMotta, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 tonight at Waimea Annunciation Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual or aloha attire.

Harry S. Nowaki, 98, of Hilo, retired owner of the former Nowaki Electrical Inc., died Tuesday at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Nobuyo; son Robert; daughter Helen Nakamura, and seven grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Rosalina V. Obra, 72, of Pahala, Hawaii died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Alejo; daughter Loreto, and two grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

George T. Okazaki, 71, of Waialua, a retired electronics mechanic at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Dec. 6 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Toshie; sons Kyle T., Guy J., Ray T. and Ricky Y.; brothers Takayuki and Howard K.; sisters Fumiyo Sagawa, Leatrice Iwamoto, Evelyn Arakaki and Muriel Okazaki, and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Akira Otsubo, 79, of Honolulu, a retired deliveryman for Meadow Gold Dairies, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Mana, Kauai. He is survived by two brothers, two sisters and a stepson. Private services.

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 Riviera; brother Frank Riviera; sisters Barbara Angelo and Patricia Riviera, and seven grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani First Ward, 95-1039 Meheula Parkway. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Norberto S. San Juan, 73, of Waipahu died last Friday in the Philippines. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Vicenta; sons Reynaldo, Manuel, Norberto, Wilfredo, Lawrence and Rodolfo; daughters Priscila Lana, Teresita Terrado, Emerita Dedicatoria, Crisanta and Eloisa Valencia; brother Cecilio, grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Yut Oi Lee Siu, 70, of Honolulu died Tuesday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Roberto T.; sons Kuai Chong, Kuai Yuk, Kuai Cheong and Jorge Siu; daughters Yut Lee Pang and Nelly Rathamone, and eight grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Isaac G. Tacotaco, 78, of Ewa Beach died last Friday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Carolina "Carol" A.; sons Sergio, Rodrigo, Ben and Cesar; daughters Maria Coronel, Lucy Martinez and Remy Rowan; brothers Angel and Antonio; sister Beatrice Corpuz, and 18 grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Walter S. Terada, 78, of Honolulu, a retired owner of Walter Terada Painting Contractor, died Monday at home. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by son Darrel A.; daughter Darlene A. Nakasato; brothers Sadao, Yoshinobu, Hideo, Raymond T. and Edmund Y., and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.



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