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Obituaries

Wednesday, March 28, 2001


Arts patron Hecht



Tillie Hatsumi Bargamento, 71, of Honolulu died March 20. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Brent; daughters Donna Lubong, Cheryl Adachi and Lisa Miyoshi; brothers Yoshio and Robert Sueda; sister Virginia Okamura; and six grandchildren. Memorial service: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m., Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Juan P. Bumanglag, 80, of Lanai City, Lanai, a retired Dole Pineapple Co. truck driver, died Monday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Elizabeth L. Ranis; son John; stepchildren Lilah Inaba, Victor and Vernon Ranis, and Lisa Kaniho; nine step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church on Lanai. Private scattering of ashes.

James Rogers "Cookie" Cook, 68, of Waianae, a retired U.S. Navy aircraft mechanic, died Saturday at home. He was born in Texas. He is survived by wife Norah S. "Dido"; daughters Linda Lovato, Julyan Stilley, Dorothea Cook, Mary Mastin and Jamie Reist; mother Edna M. Lewellan; brothers Luther Jr. and David; sister Mary Ross; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Jeanne Current, 46, of Kihei, Maui, a hostess at Grand Wailea Resort, died March 18 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Burlington, Iowa. She is survived by parents Donald and June, and sisters Judith Current and Anne C. Olson. Service: 10 a.m. June 9 at Keawalai Congregational Church. Aloha attire. Loose flowers or leis welcomed.

Randolph R. "Randy" Freitas, 41, of Honolulu, a mechanic, died Saturday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Randy Jr.; mother Mary; brothers Lyle, Kalani and Eric; and a grandchild. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Evelyn Victoria Gomes Gomes, 76, of Honolulu, a former registered nurse for Queen's Hospital, died March 17 at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Patrick; daughter Betty Gomes-Kuehner; brothers Anthony, Thomas, Jerry, David and James; and two grandchildren. Graveside service: 10:45 a.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Lot Hanohano "Pops" Grace, 73, of Captain Cook, Kona, Hawaii, a retired driller for Keauhou Kona Resort Co., died Friday at home. He was born in Waiakea Homesteads, South Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Ann Hansen; sons Lot "Hano" Jr., Gordon G., Steven B., Roland T., Calvin, Ryan, Bryan B. and Darryl; daughter Rayleen Patel; brother Henry; sisters Vivian L. Kaupu and Margaret L. Mabellose; hanai sons Isaac Hoohuli, Alston Kaleohano and Lawrence B. Hose; 37 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. All-night wake: 6 p.m. Friday at Theresa and Hano Jr.'s home in Captain Cook, Hawaii, next to the Captain Cook Chevron. Service: 7 p.m. Saturday at the home. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Anita Carmen Hecht, 95, of Kamuela, Hawaii, died Friday in the North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Sydney, Australia. She is survived by grandson Richard Habein and great-grandson Hayden Habein. Memorial service: 3 p.m. Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church on Kawaihae Road in Waimea, Hawaii. Casual attire. Donations suggested to the North Hawaii Community Hospital, Honolulu Academy of Arts or Alliance Francaise.

Cody Kahokuli'ili'ionalani Kaawa, infant son of Clinton and Tanya Kaawa, died Saturday in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. He was born Thursday in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Clinton Jr.; sister Chantell; grandparents Vernon and Lucy Kim, and Burt and Marylou Oleole; and great-grandparents Andrew and Emaline Kaawa, and Joseph Rafael. Memorial service: 8 a.m. tomorrow at St. Rita's Catholic Church. Scattering of ashes to follow at Nanakuli Beach Park. Aloha attire.

Kuumeaaloha Onaona Konohia, infant daughter of Randy Konohia and Brandy Lake, died last Wednesday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on March 4 in Wailuku. She is also survived by sisters Kapeka and Lorraine; grandparents David and Margie Lake, Raymond and Piilani Konohia, and Elenoa Coleman; and great-grandparents Frank and Patricia Stevens, Newman and Toiva Lake, and Elizabeth Konohia. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Wake: 9-11 a.m. Burial: noon, Makawao Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Wataru Kurosawa, 78, of Kahului, a water distributor for Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co., died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Keahua, Maui. He is survived by wife Bessie K.; daughter Gayle Asato; brothers Miles, Yoshiharu and Tomio; sisters Kikuno Asada, Marion Yamanishi and Louise Chinen; and two grandchildren. Service: 4 p.m. Friday at Kahului Union Church. Call after 3:30 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park.

Eseta Selau Liulama, 48, of Honolulu died March 20. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Junior, Etisone, Tanu, Peter and Selau; daughters Jessie, Tuamafa and Suea; parents Selau and Vaefa Taumua; brothers Siaosi, Reopoamo and Faapalo Taumua; sisters Rosela Sooto, Tuamafa Malivao, Mara Faiumu, and Anna M. and Julie Taumua; and 19 grandchildren. Service: 9 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Congregational Christian Church. Call after 7 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m., Sunset Memorial Park.

Apolinar "Polo" Maxilom, 73, of Palmdale, Calif., formerly of Wahiawa, a retired longshoreman and U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Korean War, died March 7 in California. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Shirley, sons Apolinar Jr. and Christopher, sister Antonina Lastimosa, brothers Ernest and Sergio, and seven grandchildren. Services held on the mainland.

Masuo Miyamoto, 72, of Kaneohe, a retired dispatcher who died Saturday in Castle Medical Center, is also survived by hanai daughters Robyn and Keilyn Nakamoto. The mortuary provided additional information.

Shiro Nakamura, 88, of Lihue, formerly of Wahiawa, a retired ironworker for Hawaiian Reinforcing Steel Co., died March 19. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Grace, son Steven, daughter Sandie Fujimoto, sister Kiyo Minagawa and five grandchildren. Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hiram Mokuola Nihoa, 79, of Honolulu, a civil engineer for Morrison Knudsen General Contractor, died March 16. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Esrom and Kalei; and sisters Venus Epting, Edith Keliikuli, Gwendolyn Lorenzo and Carol Simafranca. Service: noon Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow.

Roy Toshio Ono, 60, of Wahiawa, an estimator for H. Monma General Contractors, died March 20. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Marianne; son Laine; daughters Melanie Matsui, and Adele and Kristelle Ono; brothers Hajime, Akeo, Alfred and Albert; and sister Betty Uchino. Memorial service: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Alejandrino Balagat Pillos, 65, of Puhi, Kauai, a laborer for Lihue Plantation, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Beatriz M.; daughters Hermenia Balilea, Marjorie Ramos and Rosemary Pasion; son Roger; mother Pelagia; brother Conrado; sister Caridad Taylan; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. tomorrow at 1982 Nahema St. in Puhi, Kauai. Call from 2 p.m. Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia, Kauai. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual/aloha attire.

Susumu Sakumoto, 72, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter, died March 14 in Kailua. He is survived by wife Harriet, sons Derrik and Alden, sisters Jane Tanaka and Shizue Hirano, and brother James M. Services held were private.

Sakae Shimomura, 84, of Wainiha, Kauai, a carpenter, died March 19 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He is survived by caregiver and niece Cathy H. Young. Services: noon April 7 at Black Pot Beach in Hanalei, Hawaii. Inurnment to be held later. Casual attire.

Peter R. Soto, 85, of Wailua Homesteads, died Monday at home. He was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico. He is survived by wife Rose; sons Peter Jr. and James E.; daughters Margie Castillo and Ruth Schafer; brother Henio; sisters Virginia Ortiz, Emma Freitas and Marie Rivera; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary Puakelakaiuwahine Tarayao, 84, of Kaneohe died Monday in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Waipio Valley, Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by children Rosebella "Leialoha" DeBord, Bert W. Tarayao, Coring "Pua" Bepler, Shaila A. Fong and Sharee Lee; sister Miulan Keahilihau; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Service: 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahaluu Ward, 46-117 Halaulani St. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. No flowers.

George Mitsuru Tonaki, 65, of Honolulu died yesterday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sylvia Lee, son Tad Mitsuo, daughter Joi Winters, mother Tsuruku and two granddaughters. No services.

Shigeru "Patchy" Yonamine, 64, of Wailuku, an employee in the automotive industry for Bacon Universal, Pacific Machinery and Car Quest, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Eleanor, daughters Wendy Yonamine and Amy Kamakaiwi, brothers Zenichi and Richard, sisters Katsuko Higa and Yukie Ng, and a granddaughter. Service: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.



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