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Obituaries

Thursday, February 1, 2001


Philanthropist William D. Castle dies at 85

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John Ah Choy Ahlo Jr., 62, of Honolulu died Jan. 19. He is survived by sisters Hazel Balisbisana, Lorraine Bahilot, Georgiana Aquino and Theresa Kekahuna; brothers Andrew Naeole and Bernard Kekahuna, and companion Mac Gomes. Private services.

Paul J. Alvarico, 58, of Mililani died Jan. 15 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary A.; son Michael K.; daughter Paulamarie; brothers Silvestre Sarsona and Honorato, Robert and Debe Alvarico, and sisters Laurencia Galopa, Erenia Quijano, Rosario Siangco and Rosita Paraz. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Apostle and Evangelist Church. Call after 8:45 a.m. Committal services: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Roland Crisafi, also known as "Cris" or "Keliki," 83, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired fish and game warden for the state, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. He was also a former police officer. He was born in New Haven, Conn. He is survived by wife Ann B.; sons Michael, Roland K., Roger K. and Gregory K.; daughters Beatrice Van Wyngarden, Joyce and Crisann M.K. Crisafi, Rossie Miller, Kanani Asagra and Judy Stewart; hanai daughter Nona Nishina; brothers Pasquale, Sebastian and Michael; sister Rosalie Musco, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.

Taulen K. Fujihara, 16, of Kaneohe, a junior at Kamehameha Schools, died Saturday in Kaneohe. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by parents Garrett Fujihara, Donna Francisco and James Rodrigues; brother Alan and Kameron; sister Talia, and grandparents John and Bettie Stephenson and Gary and Rozella Fujihara. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery Aloha attire.

Mariko Funakoshi, 74, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 21 in Kona Community Hospital. She is survived by daughter Amy Wade; sons Rodney and Barney Agor; sister Aiko, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Nancy Natsuko Gould, 66, of Wahiawa died Monday in Wahiawa. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by daughter Terri Higuchi and brothers Kakuto and Shingo. Private services.

John H. Holi Jr., 88, of Nanakuli will be remembered in services at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center, Nanakuli Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

Douglas M. Iwamoto, 80, of Honolulu, a retired mason, died last Thursday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty M.; son Norman; daughters Karen and Coreen Iwamoto and Jeannie Kutsunai; brothers Larry T. and Anthony; sisters Priscilla Hirose and Helen Ushijima, and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

George E. Joy, 83, of Honolulu, a former officer with the Honolulu Police Department, died last Thursday. He was also a retired investigator for Public Utilities. He is survived by wife Lydia; sons George Jr. and Elia; daughters Marie Anderson and Mahealani Huber; brothers Barney and Allen; sisters Selma Shigaki, Elaine Hansinger and Mona Lum, 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Entombment: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Kelvin K. Kanahele Jr., of Kekaha, Kauai, will be remembered in services at 3 p.m. Friday at Waimea United Church of Christ. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

John C.S. "Johnny" Kim, 76, of Kailua, a retired wharf clerk for the Honolulu Terminal Co., died Jan. 22 in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen; sons Eric, John Jr. and Tracy; daughter Veronica Munetaka; brother Robert; sisters Jennie Mulletner, Marilyn Kawasaki, Esther Waikoloa and Rose Lee, and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Raymond Lasco, 76, of Wahiawa died Saturday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Claudia Abad; brothers George Kauhi and Joseph Moses; sons Raymond K.I., Lyle "Kalani," Hauoki, Raymond, Ray and Moses; daughters Sorena, Fanny, Tempest and Roxane, 10 stepchildren and 24 grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kealiiokamalu Church. Call after noon. Scattering of ashes at sundown at Haleiwa Bay. Casual attire.

Leonor Laverde, 67, of Honolulu, a bank officer, died Tuesday in Honolulu. She was born in Colombia, South America. She is survived by sons Sergio and Rene; husband Antonio; sisters Judy Kamp and Margarita Finley, and brothers Horacio and Mario Enrique Pena. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

Joseph W. "Uncle Joe" Lujan, 88, of Honolulu, a retired paint salesman and painter, died Jan. 17 at home. He is survived by wife Mabel "Lin Choy" Tong; daughter Velma "Lovie" Lujan Young; son Robert Lyman; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Isayas L. Mandrial, 86, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Isayas Jr.; daughters June Johnson and Christine Pardua; brothers Benjamin Mandrial and Domingo and Bacillio Laranio; sisters Susie Dela Ping and Bessie Largo, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. next Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Wahiawa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City. Casual attire.

Marianne R. May, 73, of Honolulu, co-owner of Hawaiian Telephone in the early 1900s, died Sept. 13, 2000. She was born in Yokohama, Japan. She is survived by sons Reed and Conrad Wells and a granddaughter. Private scattering of ashes. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Saturday at her Kahala home.

Luceil S. McGill, 88, of Honolulu died Jan. 22 in Wahiawa. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by sons William "Bill" and Terry. Services held.

Walter A. Meyer, 76, of Kapaakea, Molokai died Monday in Molokai General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Walter; daughters Lucy Davis, Julie Makaena and Esther Mae Earl; sisters Pearl F. Petro and Ethel Shanner, 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Monday at Kalaiakamanu Hou Church. Call after 8 a.m.

Tatsumi Motobu, also known as "Tats" or "Tonto," 73, of Hilo, a retired State Farm insurance agent, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in South Hilo. He is survived by wife Yachie; daughters Di Anne Jones, Janice Barrett and Mary Pickering; brothers Kazuo and Tsugio; sisters Fujie Kajikawa and Harumi Bibby, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Iwao Nakamura, 90, of Honolulu, a retired superintendent carpenter, died Jan. 23 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Satsuyo; sons Charles I. and Roy S.; daughter Karen S. Nagahama, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert K. Nara, 78, of Honolulu, a retired office clerk, died Jan. 20 in Hale Pulama Mau. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Ethel F. Omori. Private services.

Shizue S. Nishino, 96, of Kahului died Sunday in Hale Makua. She was born in Pauwela, Maui. She is survived by son Akio; daughters Toshiko Mizuguchi and Jane N. Tsuda; sister Yoshiko Yanagawa, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ygnacio G. Nogal, 93, of Wahiawa died Jan. 13 in Crawford Convalescent Home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Virgilio, Alex "Ampot" and Warlino "Walang" Nugal; daughters Mary Samson, Linda Fields and Angie Ignacio; brother Victorino Nugal; a sister in the Philippines, 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 tonight at Our Lady of Sorrow Church. Call after 6 p.m. Services: noon tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Suauu F. Nunnally, 56, of Kapolei died Jan. 22 in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband John W. Jr.; sons Ronnie and Fogatia Fuiava and Patrick Nunnally; daughters Ilasa Fuiava, Debbie Aivao and Shirley, Gwendolyn and Georgia Nunnally; brothers Sifolau Le'iato, Pio Paau and Manino Alailefaleula; sisters Tuaefu Tauilo, Faamama Savea, Anolilo Kolone and Apaau Noa, and 10 grandchildren. Wake services: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

Jack K. O'Brien, 77, of Honolulu died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He survived by wife Eleanor M.; brothers Glenn and Arnold; sisters Katherine Ching and Leinani and Jennie Borthwick; children Samuel Oppenheimer Jr., Lovery Michel, Raynette Mae Loves, Nathan Napoka, Jack B. O'Brien, Shannon Cadell, Marlene Canne and Vanessa Pappalardo, 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

John H. Oka, 88, of Aiea is survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Saturday.

Kuuipo Ann K. Peterson, 4, of Kona, Hawaii died Friday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by parents Richard and Hillary Ann; brother Harley; sisters Leilani, Chantel and Kandy, and grandparents Richard Peterson and Katie Pali. Private services. For information, call 325-5068.

John F. Pollard, 52, of Wahiawa, a civil engineer, died Jan. 21 in Wahiawa. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by wife Muslimah; son Alexander; mother Eunice, and sisters Gayle and Gertrude. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Haleiwa Beach Park, Puaena Point surfing spot. Casual attire. Donations suggested to the Alexander Pollard account, in care of the First Hawaiian Bank, 400 N. King St., Honolulu.

Frank F. Ramirez, 47, of Lahaina, a landscaper at Valley Isle Resort, died Sunday at home under hospice care. He was born in San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by life partner Sue Ann Foulis; mother Maria, and 16 brothers and sisters. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Maui.

Faauuga T. Taimi, 52, of Waipahu, a mobile industrial equipment operator for the federal government, died Jan. 22 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Amaluia, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Ufiata; sons Benjamin Salei and Tei Taimi II; daughters Makerita Taimatuia and Elizabeth Taimi; brothers Tanu, Taimi Jr. and Tei; sisters Vaialae Ah You, Vaifoa You, Ruta Ahkion, Naomi Hellen and Sefulu Taimi, and two grandchildren. Wake services: 5:15 p.m. Sunday at the Lighthouse Samoan Assembly of God, 94-230 Leokane St. Call after 5 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

Walter H. Takiguchi, 88, of Ewa, a retired painting supervisor for Oahu Sugar, died Jan. 17 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Ruth H.; sons Gerard, Harold and Gordon; daughters Carol Yoshikawa and Linda Fujinaga; brothers Fred, Daniel, Gary, Tomio and Richard; sisters Clara Okimoto and Jane Kato, and 12 grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Irma L. Texeira, 73, of Honolulu, a retired executive secretary at Tripler Army Medical Center, died Dec. 31 at home. She is survived by son Glenn and brother Stanley Lindo. Private services.

Thi Thi "Madeline" Tran, 88, of Honolulu died Friday. She was born in Langco, Vietnam. She is survived by daughter Hoa Thi Ho; sister Thieu Thi Nguyen, and five grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Granville "Garbo" Wright, 69, of Las Vegas died Jan. 13. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy; children Ramona and Grant; brothers William and Haywood Wright and Thomas Fletcher, and sisters Ethelwynne, Penny and Mona. Private scattering of ashes.

Shizue Yamachi, 88, of Honolulu died Jan. 23 in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by son Roy; daughter Joy Ishihara, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Sohei Yamate, 75, of Honolulu, a retired stock broker for Merrill Lynch, died last Thursday. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Margaret, daughter Robin Yamate-Yee, brothers Ted and George, and sisters Satomi Akama and Adeline Daida. Memorial services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yoshitoki "Walter" Yoshimura, 89, of Honolulu and formerly of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired coffee farmer, died Sunday. He was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Aiko; sons Henry and Thomas; daughters Eleanor Matsushita and Elaine McDunnah; brother Ted; sister Mabel Oda, 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Cremation to follow.



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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