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Obituaries

Monday, February 5, 2001


Louis D. Bolos, 72, of Keeau, Hawaii, a retired staff sergeant with the U.S. Army, died Wednesday at the Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Saturnina; sons Louis, Alex, Steven, Warren, Philip and Dean; daughters Zola Labrador, Louisa Lani and Gerlyn Kalawe; brothers Albert Larosa, Francis, Donald, Benjamin, William and Peter, 20 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prayer service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yu Hua Chiang, 102, of Honolulu, died Jan. 27 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Nanking, China. She is survived by sons George, Steve and Victor; daughters Esther Cheh and Angela Chang, 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Sotero E. Comilang, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipe cover insulator, died Thursday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosalina "Mameng"; sons Ernest, Sotero "Juno" Jr., Reginald and Benjamin; daughters Patricia Smeisser, Dorothy Land, Sandra Rivera, Linda Leon-Guerro, Bernice Quinones and Teresita "Joy" Williams; brother Santiago "Ago," 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call from 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Frances G. Fairbanks, 93, of Honolulu, a former legal secretary for the Territorial Supreme Court, died Jan. 19 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Iowa. She is survived by caregiver Melinda Fujita; sons William Jr. and David; daughter Ann Marie, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church. Private inurnment at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations in her memory suggested to the Kawika Fairbanks Scholarship Fund at Punahou School; Shriners Hospital or a charity of your choice.

James R. "Bob" Greer, 78, of Honolulu, a data systems operations manager for Kaiser Permanente and a retiree of the United States Air Force, died Thursday at Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He is survived by wife Helen; daughters Linda Tielking and Robin Greer-King; brother Richard; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a hanai grandson. Services: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Elizabeth P. Heinicke, 79, of Honolulu, died Friday in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Carl, Wayne, Gordon, Timothy and Bradley; daughters Sharon Traulsen, Gigi Ramos and Germaine Heinicke; brothers Victor, Elias, Ben, Leonard and Roger Poaha; sisters Eleanor Badayos and Bernice Balderama,14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Mike M. Hirasuna, 85, of Pearl City, retired proprietor of Mike's Auto Top Shop, died Wednesday. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Pauline; sons Michael and Thomas; daughter Sera; sisters Hatsuko Maeda and Evelyn Ito, and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Charles M. Hironaka, 75, of Honolulu, retired owner of Hawaii Pols Incorporated, died Jan. 26. He was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. He is survived by wife Alice; son Brian; brothers Albert, Edwin, Walter and Harold, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

Lawrence L. Montero, 87, of Honolulu, a retired pipefitter at Barbers Point, died Jan. 29 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by sons Lawrence Jr. and Arthur; daughter Vicky; sister Helen Oliveira, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.



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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