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Obituaries

Thursday, January 18, 2001


Community leader Gustav Hannemann



Hideo Abe, 75, of Pasadena, Calif., formerly of Waialua died Jan. 8 at home. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Matsue; daughters Bekke Abe-Vickers and Tami Abe; brothers Akira and Harry; sisters Kinu Suzuki, Betty Makabe, Kiyoko "Kay" Kakumasu and Miriam Stevens, and a granddaughter. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 2:30 p.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Sophie "Hulu" Alejado, 72, of Waianae died Saturday in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Leonardo B.; sons Lawrance A., Leonardo B. Jr. and Warren M.; daughters Raynette C. Castrogiavanni and Lorraine K. Sibonga; brother Raymond I. Andrade; sister Vicky Francisco, 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire.

Zamora J. Asuncion, 79, of Paauhau, Hawaii, a retired sugar mill worker for the former Kohala and Hamakua Sugar companies, died Friday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Alberta; sons Rogelio "Edward," Lito and Nestor; daughters Guillerma Asuncion Cabie and Gloria Asuncion Bautista; sisters Augusta Bumanglag and Maria C. Redoble, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside committal services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Rudolph Brown, 67, of Honolulu died Jan. 9 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister-in-law Hazel; niece Carmelita; nephews Terry and Dennis, and two grandnieces. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. Private burial.

Yvette F. Correia, 49, of Honolulu died Jan. 10. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stanley; son Jason; stepsons Stan, Russell and Craig; stepdaughter Tammy Beaumont, and 11 grandchildren. Prayer services: 11:45 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Hoa Doan Vo, 77, of Honolulu, a major in the Vietnamese Army, died Jan. 7 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by daughter Tuyet Anh Walker; sons Chung and Chanh; brother Vinh; sisters Vo Thi Nu, Vo Thi Trang and Vo Thi Phung, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. In lieu of monetary offerings, flowers welcome.

Chief Toomalatai F.M.M.A.S. Faaagi, 61, of Honolulu, a bus operator with Oahu Transit Services, died Friday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Samoa. He is survived by wife Dianne; sons Peniamina, Saufoi and Suipi; daughter Faiaso Crichton; brother Saufoi; sisters Lise Solomua, Lepe Utai, Elisa Atuatasai, Lauolive Tavai, Masele Lihang, Louise Iereneo and Tanya Faaagi, and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Bob Lee Galloway, 71, of Honolulu, a proprietor of Plaza Realty, died Tuesday. He was born in Dallas. He is survived by wife Jean "Harumi"; sons Paul, Wayne and Daniel; daughters Cora Uemoto and Laurie Chang, and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m.

Bernice A. Haas, 96, of Lihue, Kauai, a retired probation officer with the County of San Mateo, died last Thursday in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. She was born in Denver. She is survived by son Dr. Walter; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Elder Care Kauai, 3176 Palai St., Lihue, HI 96766.

James L. "Jim" Hill, 43, of Honolulu, a mason, died last Thursday. He was also a kiawe charcoal supplier. He was born in Camp Zama, Japan. He is survived by father James; mother Setsuko, and brother Robert. Private services.

Thomas T. Ichida, 94, of Honolulu, a retired electrical inspector with the Hawaii housing department, died last Thursday in Hale Malamalama. He was born in Yamaguchi, Japan. He is survived by wife Bette Y.; son Thomas A.; daughter Faith L. Shiro; sisters Betty A. Matsumoto and Masako Uemura, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Albert K. "Big Boy" Iokepa, 68, of Waldorf, Md., formerly of Hilo, a retired truck driver for the state Department of Education, died Jan. 2 at his daughter's home in Maryland. He was also a former employee of Hawaiian Airlines and former co-owner of Tri-Com Hawaii Inc. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Darlene S.; sons Albert Jr., Donald and Robert; daughters Karen Rodrigues and Lee Anne Manley; brother Arthur; sister Annie Rose Pitoy, and 14 grandchildren. Memorial wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Urn committal services: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Elizabeth A. Jakso, 90, of Kihei, a retired secretary for the New York Housing Authority, died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Manhattan. She is survived by son Stephen F. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Burial in New York. Aloha attire. No flowers. Memorial donations suggested to St. Theresa Catholic Church.

Seiji "Harry" Kimura, 85, of Honolulu, a retired electronic technician for Amfac, died Dec. 26. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chiyoko "Ann"; son Edwin; daughters Lois Soto and Faye Kimura; sister Shigeko Fujinaga; stepbrother Tadao Yoshida; stepsister Tsuneko Morita, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Kumiko M. Kodama, 69, formerly of Hawaii, a retired Liberty House seamstress, died Jan. 5 in Las Vegas. She was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She is survived by husband Bob; sons David and Daniel; brothers Teruyuki and Yasuyuki; sister Sadako, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 3:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Maude L. Maio, 66, of Honolulu, who was employed by the Army Air Force Exchange Services, died last Thursday. She is survived by sons Joseph Kalani Jr. and Paul Maio; daughters JoAnn, Jonette and Myra Maio, Sheila Waiwaiole and Cynthia Vakauta; brothers Anthony and Kenneth Perry; sisters Yvonne Zembik and Annette Keliikoa, and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaimuki Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Hazel E. Martines, 77, of Waipahu died Friday in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Benny, Rudolph and Mauricio; daughter Rosita Saunders; brothers Raymond and Henry Evangelista; sisters Helen Navarro, Irene Lee and Constance Mattos; 23 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Yoshito "Mike" Nagata, 88, of Waialua, a retired crushing plant assistant superintendent for Waialua Sugar Plantation, died last Thursday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Matsuko; son Richard Y.; daughters Rachel N. Koga and Leatrice T. Chun; brother Bert H., five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

William R. Okeson, 83, of Kailua, a retired cabinet making instructor, died last Thursday in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. He was born in Manmouth, Utah. He is survived by wife Dorothy C.; son William B.; daughter Luana Houghtby; brothers Gilbert and Donald; sister Elva Soulier, two grandchildren and a great-grandson. Private services.

Agatona S. Papagayo, 91, of Kahului died yesterday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Maximo, Tranquilino and Andres, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Fumio Sasaki, 98, of Honolulu, a retired insurance agent, died Dec. 16. He was born in Sendai, Japan. He is survived by son Walter; daughter Ruth Izuo, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Henry H.L. "Ah Lee" Shim, 82, of Lahaina, a retired machinist with Pioneer Mill, died last Thursday under hospice care at home. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by sons Stanley, Gilbert, Wilbert, Gerald, Roylen and the Rev. Rodney; daughters Ewalani and Leona Shim and Beverly Dunne; brothers Walter, Lawrence, Moses and Howard; sisters Adaline Shim, Elizabeth Castro, Mary Deese, Kathryn Renaud, Florence Leong and Lillian Morreira, 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Respects after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Reception: Nakamura Mortuary. Aloha attire.

Fusae Shimazu, 88, of Wahiawa died Jan. 6 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by sons David S. and Andrew H.; daughters Elsie M. and Dorothy M. Shimazu, Ellen F. Nishimoto and Shirley C. Koga, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Helen M. Smith, 75, of Oceanside, Calif., died Monday in Oceanside. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by son Robin; daughters Cory Mac a' Ghobhainn and Jaina Kennedy, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Services on the mainland. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to the Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L St., N.W. Washington D.C. 20037.

Hazue Takahata, 89, of Honolulu died Tuesday. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Alfred; daughters Joyce Takahata and Jane Nako, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Joseph M. Vegas, 70, of Waianae, a custodian with the city, died Dec. 19 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Agnes; sons Roland Vegas and Ronald Caspino; daughters Laurie-Jo, Wilma Caspino and Winona Perez; brother Luciano; sisters Louise Cruz and Rose M. Boskie, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rita Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers.

Lillian Y. Yoshikami, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Hongwanji Mission School secretary, died Jan. 9 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Donald T. and Grant E. and sister Jane S. Nagaishi. Private services.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/education/hcc/library/hiindex.html
The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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