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Tuesday, February 20, 2001

Make-A-Wish director
'Grandy' Perry dies


Joseph D. Aguirre, 73, of Haiku, Maui, a retired repairman for Rex Tires and Service, died Friday at home. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by wife Gertrude, sons Ricky and Gary, daughters Suzette "Suzy" Aguirre and Lori Veincent, brothers Peter and Benjamin, sisters Lucille Sierra and Pauline Yap, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 8 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Rita's Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley Isle Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Leonardo B. "Larry" Alejado, 76, of Waianae, who retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 31, died Wednesday. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by sons Lawrence, Leonardo Jr. and Warren; daughters Raynette Castrogiavanni and Lorraine Sibonga; brothers Robert, Ben, Thomas and Francisco Alejado and Danny Lagmay; sisters Cresencia Mau, Leonora Villatora, Frances La Madrid and Georgia Blom; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Sarah K. Camacho, 73, of Wailuku, a retired teacher at Wailuku Elementary School, died Sunday at home. She was born in Nahiku, Maui. She is survived by daughters Malani Lussier and Mahealani Camacho; sons Ranole Henderson and Richard, Victor, Pali and Kai Camacho; hanai sister Theresa Nunes; 22 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Royal order services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Margaret C. Dennison, 92, of Honolulu, a retired secretary in the hotel industry, died Feb. 12. She was born in Massachusetts. Memorial services at a later date.

Paul T. Fujita, 88, of Wailuku, a retired carpenter, died Feb. 17 in Kula Hospital. He also formerly worked for Maui Soda & Ice Works. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Momoe "Marian," sister Blanche Kosaka and niece and care giver Ruth Jones. Prayer services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations suggested to St. Francis Xavier Club. Aloha attire.

Mary G. Halemano, 78, of Waianae died Feb. 10. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons John, George and Clement; daughter Emily Favinger-Popovich; brother Henry Gandall; sister Adeline Ah You, 18 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mark W. Holl, 56, of San Francisco and Lahaina, a food broker for MH Enterprises, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Dubuque, Iowa. He is survived by parents Walter J. and Eleanor; brothers Michael, Randy, Timothy and John W., and sister Linda Holl-Vander Vliet. Wake services: 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Aloha attire. Burial: Maui Veterans Cemetery.

Takaji Imamoto, formerly of Lahaina, died Jan. 28 in Las Vegas. He is survived by children Doris Kawahara, Richard Imamoto, Merle Mizuno and Jere Imamoto, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Thelma K. Kaneshiro, 81, of Honolulu, a retired waitress for Waialae Country Club, died Saturday in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Harold B.; son Harold T. "Toshi"; daughters Alma H. Morikawa, Mildred M. Nagatori and Frances M. Yamamoto; brother Takeo Nakachi; sisters Lillian Teruya, Nancy Evans, Ella Kaneda and Betty Takamine, 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Satome Kato, 99, of Kahului died Feb. 10 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by sons Isamu, Tom and Roy; daughters Yoshie Kato and Jane Knopf, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kikumi I. Miyasato, 86, of Honolulu died Feb. 9 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robert; brothers Donald, Harry and Saburo Ito; sisters Marion Ito and Georgia Ann "Bobi" Masumoto, and two grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

James M. Ogura, 91, of Honolulu, a retired printer pressman for Fisher Printing Co., died Feb. 9. He is survived by sons Andrew and Isaac, brother Robert Ito, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Moto Onuma, 86, of Hilo, a retired laundress for the former Hilo Hotel, died Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Paukaa Mauka, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Norman, Tamotsu and Masayoshi; daughters Chiyoko Takenaka, Lillian Kawabata, Edith Nishino, Patsy Nakamura and Gail Inoue, 26 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m.

Laverla R. "Verla" Pesquira, 52, of Las Vegas died Feb. 4. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gerald; sons Eric and Shannon; daughter Roxanne; brothers John and Arron Fernendez; sisters Johnrae Christian, Hyenie Sato and Ada Tsuji, and four grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Apostle and Evangelist Church. Call after 9:30 a.m.

Ronald "Duane" Rickard, 59, of Makakilo, owner of Rickard Ranch, died Feb. 12 in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rayann; son Ronald "Boo Boo;" daughters Roleen "Kihei" and Ronnye "Kalei;" brothers Gary Rickard, Dennis and Alan Ah Yo and William Coelho; sister Julie Olson-Brown, and six grandchildren. Mass: 8:30 p.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Eulogies: 7:15 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Victor C. Roy, 72, of Honolulu died Feb. 5 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Juanita; children Rose Rivera, Tessie Hodges, Susan Irurita and Rogelio and Orlando Roy; brother Bert; sister Veronica Dela Cruz, and 11 grandchildren. Mass: 8 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Call again from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Avelino M. Sinfuego, 83, of Moanalua died last Tuesday in St. Francis Hospital. Survived by daughters Flordelina Badua, Fely Butay and Demy Uytiepo; brother Alfredo; sister Socorro Galdito, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Call from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Kunio Sumida, 71, of Honolulu died Feb. 8 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He is survived by wife Laura; son Dr. Floyd; daughter Ellen Gallagher; mother Kaname; brothers Tadao, Hideo, Iwao, Shigeo, Fumio, Yukio and Shogo; sisters Yoshiko Hashimoto, Fusae Sumida, Yaeko Oi and Matsue Abe, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Sadamu Tanouye, 73, of Honolulu, a retired fast food manager, died Feb. 5 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Grace, son Gary, daughter Karen Ito, sisters Hamako Fukuoka and Thelma Steichen, and a grandchild. Private services.

John G. Tillman Jr., 46, of Lahaina died Feb. 3 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Colorado. No known survivors. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army.

Cleotilde G. Torralba, 90, of Honolulu died Feb. 6 in Liliha Healthcare Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Patricia Lim, Jeannie Flores, Sarah Liganes and Estela Torralba, and two grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Paul F. "Rick" Wilson Jr., 59, of Honolulu, who was retired, died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by sons Derek and Scott, brothers Larry and James, and sisters Kathleen Corbett and Mary G. Emig. Memorial services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at St. Augustine's Church in Waikiki. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Elks Club, Waikiki. Casual attire.

Beatrice C. Yoshihara, 86, of Honolulu died Feb. 6 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Bert, son Stephen, daughter Dr. Corinne Yoshihara, brother Harry Yamamoto, sisters Shizue Tomooka and Constance Shizuru, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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