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Obituaries

Friday, January 26, 2001


Padre Perkins, chronicler of Episcopal Church

Tapa

Bruce Wolgemuth, former AUW director

Tapa

George DeMotta, 91, of Kailua died Nov. 30 in Port Orchard, Wash. He is survived by daughter Mary Jane Correa, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial held.

Kameo Endo, 70, of Hilo, a retired meat cutter on Kwajalein, died Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kazuno "Kay"; sons Owen "Big O" and Curtis; daughter Lynn Stanton; brothers Walter, Masao and George; sisters Haruko Kanayama and Ruth Dompkey, and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Florence S.K. Gruber, 83, of Wahiawa, a federal government retiree, died Tuesday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Hawi, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Margaret G. "Peggy" Kelly, Mary E. Clarose, Martha A. Mitchell and Marlene R. Hoover; brother Sung Kun "Joseph" Kim; sisters Sung Sil "Rachel" Lee and Kwi Sil "Emily" Choi; three grandchildren, and companion Lester Reynolds. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Sakae Hirokawa, 89, of Honolulu, a retired tailor, died Jan. 9 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Ruth Matsuda, Laura Simpson and Irene Ferguson; brother Ikuo Hirokawa, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

William S. Horimoto, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Army major, died Wednesday. He is survived by sons Patrick and Daniel; daughter Karen DeMello; sisters Mary Ushijima and Ethel Ichino and two grandchildren. Private services.

Yoshikatsu Iwanaga, 78, of Honolulu, a retired purchasing manager for Kaiser Foundation, died Monday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothea H.; sons Steven H. and Brian Y.; daughters Geraldine A. Arakaki and Cynthia F. Kaneko; brother Keiso, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

John I. Kalilikane, 87, of Kaunakakai died Monday in Molokai General Hospital. He was born in Ualapue, Molokai. He is survived by sons John Jr., Samuel, Lawrence, Clarence, Raymond, Moses, Willie, Amos, Steven and Jackie; daughters Irene Nakila, Florence, Bernice and Beverly Kalilikane, Shirley Ann Oto, Frances Hill and Josepine Hooper; 63 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kalaiakamanu Hou Church Hall. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kanakaloloa Cemetery.

Melvin E.K. Kalua, 59, of Aiea died Sunday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon; daughters Jayleen, Faith and Corinth Kalua, Ruth Lemons, Cissy Quiming and Lynette Hunt; sons William, Stephan and Kealii; sisters Pauleen Torres, Wilma Villiarimo, Janice Neilson and Patricia Kamaka, and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Misao Kaya, 95, of Wailuku, a retired housekeeper at Maui Memorial Medical Center, died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Miyoji, Masanori, Sumito, Hideo and Allen; daughters Margaret Ripley and Nancy Endo; brothers Toshimi and Kengo Kato, and 26 grandchildren. Private services.

Kelly Kualii, also known as "Kelly Boy" or "Kalani," 28, of Honolulu, a construction laborer, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Tasha Kalima; daughters Tyana, Kelsey-Ann and Thea; goddaughter Rory "Pili" Carvalho-Clarke; mother Lila; father Tandy Jr.; grandfather Tandy, and sister Nancy Moe. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Services: 12:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Keauhou Bay in Kona. Call after 11:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Elma I. Miller, 79, of Waipahu died Saturday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Steubenville, Ohio. She is survived by daughter Sheila Reid and a granddaughter. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery. Graveside services at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Mew Yun Chun Mock, 95, of Kaneohe died Sunday. She is survived by daughters Rose Nonaka and Mary Jane Lee; brothers Robert, Chew Nam, Bertrand, Fred and Melvin Chun; sister Shirley Ching, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Charles T. Morikawa, 83, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Saturday in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Charlene Tullis. Private services.

George M. Motoyama, 84, of Kailua-Kona, a retired farmer with the Gilbert Ashikawa Farm, died Monday in Kona Community Hospital. He was also a yardman for Allan Kono. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Dennis and James; sisters Betsy Motoyama and Doris Kawamoto, and a grandson. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Kona Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dr. William K. Najjar, 77, of Grand Rapids, Mich., an inventor of preventive dental care products, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Lebanon. He is survived by wife Mary Ann. Call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Memorial Park Mortuary. Services on the mainland.

James M. Okawa, 74, of Mililani died Dec. 20. He is survived by wife Dolores; sons Danny, Patrick, Gary, Ken and Guy; daughter Joy; stepchildren Andrew, Daryl, Sylvia and Cheryl Ancog, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. next Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Second Ward Mililani. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Private inurnment.

Shizuka "Helen" Onishi, 93, of Honolulu died Monday. She was born in Yamanashi, Japan. She is survived by son Patrick; daughter Eva Ito; sisters Jacqueline Okubo and Frances Nishiki, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. No monetary donations. Donations suggested to Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii in her memory.

Saeko "Betsy" Shimizu, 78, of Hilo, a retired seamstress for the former Robin's in Hilo, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Iwao; sons Harvey, Brian and Don Hashimoto; sisters Asako Cook, Hanako Kuwaye, Yoshiko Kishinami, Yuriko Yahiro, Yaeko Kunishige and Mieko Hiramoto, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Chihiro Tatemichi, 77, of Honolulu, a retired heavy equipment operator for Hawaiian Dredging, died Sunday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sarah; son Tracy; daughters Lorraine Wichman, Laverne Waugh, Lorna Alisna, Livia Tatemichi-Higa and Jenny Akiu; sisters Elaine Yamasaki, Florence Tengan, Jane Tatemichi and Roberta Asao, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call after 7:30 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl with military honors. Casual attire.

Akira "Charlie" Umamoto, 88, of Hilo, a retired Paauhau Sugar Co. agriculturist, died last Friday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by son Charles; daughters Jean Ichinotsubo, Helen Fujimura and Violet Wada; brother Kazuto; sister Fusae Shinno, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Jean T. Yamamoto, 79, of Honolulu, a retired housekeeping supervisor for Fernhurst YWCA, died last Friday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Alan; daughter Theda Murata; brothers Teruo and Masami Abe; sisters Evelyn Yoshida, Kay Sato and Daisy Kitaoka, and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Emil Zlatin, 88, of Honolulu, a retired City of Los Angeles employee, died Sunday in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. He was born in Lorain, Ohio. He is survived by brother Jack. 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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