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Obituaries

Wednesday, April 25, 2001


Elias Panilla Abalanzar, 79, of Honolulu died March 31 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Iliilo, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Edita A., son Elito, daughters Eldita A. Fung and Elisa and Elinor Abalanzar, sister Josefina Lavatoria and five grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Gregorio N. "Tata Gorio" Ablao, 100, of Hilo, a retired sugar plantation laborer, died April 15 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Myrna, son Daniel and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at First Born Temple Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Susan Kay Bates, 51, of Lahaina, an employee of Fox Photo, died April 16 at home. She was born in California. She is survived by parents Stanley and Virginia and sister Carol B. Brown. Scattering of ashes ceremony: 4:30 p.m. Saturday in front of her home at Mala Wharf.

Elsie Asayo Amoe Keahemakani Kauihou Blevins, 76, of Laie, a former schoolteacher at Hauula Elementary School, died April 15. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Brigham, Joseph and Nate Jr.; daughters Wendy Sing, Lynn Villaverde and Ray Ann Blevins-Zao; brother Alfred Lono Kauihou Jr.; sisters Aldora Kalehua Kauihou Harris and Bertha Ann Petro Wong; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: Noon Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie First Ward. Call from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

George P. "Keoki" Brown, 76, of Kula, Maui, a retired truck driver from KT&S, died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolua Bay. He is survived by sons George and Edward; daughters Theresa Naauao and Ohelo, Verda and April Brown; sister Audrey Kawaa; and 10 grandchildren. Mass: 1 p.m. Friday at Holy Ghost Church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Veteran's Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Kelly Ah Kyu Ching, 86, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired shipfitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Friday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Arthur, daughter Judith Freeman, brothers Kenneth and George, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: Noon Saturday at St. Clement's Episcopal Church. Call after 11:30 a.m. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. next Wednesday at St. James Episcopal Church. Inurnment: Waimea Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Anthony Lloyd Chong, 55, of Honolulu died April 11 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Esther Fernandes and Oriet Edwards and brothers Joseph Yockman and Calvin and James Chong. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Lilinoe A. "Lily" Delo Santos, 81, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a former employee of Hongo Nursery, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. and Mr. Papaya, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Lower Kalaoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Leslie, Ellsworth and Wayne; daughter Carol Ann La Brie; brother Gilbert K. Kualii; hanai daughter Trudy Takayama; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honomu Branch. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery, Mormon section. Casual attire.

Josephine C. "Gee Gee" Duff, 78, of Ewa Beach, a nurse at Waimano Home, died Saturday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Doreen Domingo; sisters Rosalina Elvester, Susanna Ward and Evangeline Anguay; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: Noon Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Waipahu. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Isaac "Shane" Hill, 54, of Honolulu, a security guard for Star Protection Security, died Friday. He was born in Uniontown, Pa. He is survived by wife Lenda; son Roman; daughter Jasmine Hill-Oasay; brothers Fontainc Jerome and Victor, Abraham, John and Anthony; and sisters Chintia, Serita, Louis, Venus, Brenda, Angela, Candace and Natailie. Prayer services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

William Wilson "Kelly" Kahlbaum, 65, of Waimanalo, a retired staff sergeant with Hawaii National Guard, died April 9 in Waimanalo. He was also a retired supervisor with the state Department of Transportation, Harbors Division. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jennie; sons William and Nathan Kahlbaum and Micah Pua; daughters Charlene Naeole, Christina Kapono, Priscilla Arelliano, Carol Burns, Grace Sugimoto and Wilsonette Solomon; sisters the Rev. Mary Pua and Lillian "Yana" Wilson; 22 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Verna Noel Kamanuwai, 70, of Ewa Beach died Friday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John Jr., son John III, daughter Kimberly Baang and five grandsons. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at the family home. Casual attire.

Ethel Sue Kelty, 86, of Wahiawa, who retired from Dot's in Wahiawa, died April 16. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by brothers Robert "Motomu" and Richard "Satoshi" Yoshimura and sisters Nellie "Kimie" Tatsutani and Elaine "Tokie" Miyashiro. Private services.

Herbert Emmett Kihoi III, 37, of Honolulu, a construction plumber, died Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Anuhea Carinio-Kihoi; sons Ikaikai and Jonah; father Herbert Jr.; mother Aurilia Wong; sisters Frankie, Lama and Kanani; and grandmother Dolly Louis. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

John Harry Kissinger, 79, of Mililani, a retired agent for New York Life Insurance Co., died March 24. He was born in Liberty Mills, Ind. He is survived by daughter Connie and son Gary. Informal memorial services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Pagoda Hotel's waterfall sight.

Donald Kanamu Lee, 56, of Wailuku, formerly of Newburgh, N.Y., a highway maintenance worker for the New York highways, died April 2 at home under hospice care. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Pamela I., sons Maui and Sam, parents Charles P. and Leimamo K.W., brothers Charles M. and Gerald K. and sister Muriel K. "Soonie" Stevens. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Veterans Cemetery in Makawao. Aloha attire.

Mary Antoinette Ludwig, 73, of Pearl City died April 12. She was born in Ripley, Minn. She is survived by daughters Marda Olaivar and Marcia Taylor; sons Mark, Marshall, Maris and Marlon; sister Anne Meger; brothers Robert Bellefeuille and Raymond Valley; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Henry S. Mizuta, 77, of Honolulu died Sunday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen, sons Patrick and Myron, sisters Anne Lee and Helen Morita and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Baptist Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Clara T. Nakahara, 86, of Waipahu, a retired registered nurse, died Friday. She was born in Haena, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Clarence and sister Masue Nakashima. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waipahu United Church of Christ. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Fumio "Raymond" Ogawa of Pearl City died Sunday in Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris, son Randall, daughter Kathleen Hoshide, brothers, sisters and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lloyd B. Osborne, 92, a naval aviator, died Thursday. He was also the first manager of Ala Moana Center. He was born in Newtonville, Mass. He is survived by wife Joan Dowsett; daughter Ellen; sons Gerrit, Peter and Ian; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Modesto Nicolas Palafox, 93, of Kahului, a retired tractor driver with Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar, died Friday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Magdalena "Maggie"; sons James, John and Thomas; daughter Veronica Fukami; sister Luisa Calakay; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 8 p.m. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Janice Patricks, 74, of Wailua Houselots, Kauai, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Sacramento, Calif. She is survived by daughters Lonna Patricks, Kathy Weldon and Karri Stone; sister Carolyn Jonson; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lydgate Beach Park, at the end of the parking lot. Casual attire. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Benny Romualdo Romualdo, 83, of Honolulu died April 15. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Carmelo, Severino and Filomeno; daughters Teresita Gatioan, Trinidad delos Santos and Violeta and Cecilia Romualdo; brother Francisco Alibuyog; sister Albina Manglallan; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services and burial in the Philippines at a later date.

Ellen Masako Sakai, 87, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress with McInerny Store, died April 9 in Kaimuki. She is survived by son Wilson; daughters Jamie Mae Kaneshiro, Laraine Karamatsu and Maydeen Akimoto; brother Roy Hayashida; sisters Maxine Yamauchi, Kay Espiritu and May Watanabe; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Jane Fumiko Shinke, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired sales clerk at Deluxe Pastry Shop, died Saturday. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by sons Floyd M. and David N.; daughters Iris A. Sim and Charlene C. Ikeda; brothers Katsuhiko, Miles and Clarence Suwa; sisters Vivian Matsukawa, Grace Nakamura, Lillian Ishida, Nancy Torii and Carol Fujii; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Antone "Champ" Silva Jr., 58, of Waianae died April 12. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley; sons Antone and Jimmy; daughters Sheila and Darlene; parents Harold and Rose Couch; brothers George and K.J. "R"; sisters Stringy Zachary, Judy Zoller and Carol Tucker; 11 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Mass: 6 p.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Church, 85-786 Old Government Road, Waianae. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Antone "Tony" Silva, 80, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a retired truck driver with Grove Farm Co., died Monday at home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Anthony, Joseph and John; daughters Aileen Brun and Marie Manguchei; sisters Theresa Olson and Helen Bukoski; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Mass: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 3 p.m. Burial: Holy Cross Catholic Church. Casual attire.

Elwood George Soueira, 56, of Aiea died April 10. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife June; sons Elwood Jr., Eric and Emery; and two sisters, a brother and six grandchildren. Private services.

Yuriko Oura Takahashi, 71, of Kahului, a retired film courier from the Qualex Co., died April 16 in Hale Makua. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Glenn and Craig; daughters Sandra Quedding, Joyce Takahashi and Lisa Takahashi; brothers Yoshito Nishimura and Douglas, Richard and Robert Oura; sister Elaine Nakamoto; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Ellen Nobuko Yamabe, 62, of Hilo, a proprietor for Ellen's Dressmaking Shop, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. She was also a sales clerk at Wal-Mart. She was born in Kona. She is survived by son Jon; daughter Randi Shibuya; sisters Florence McKinney, Ruth Nishijima and Sel Brockmiller; and a granddaughter. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary Haruko Yamauchi, 68, of Honolulu, a retired glass etcher, died Friday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by son Howard; daughters Linda Iki, Shirley Murakami, Diane Yamauchi and Karen Uyehara; brother Tokuei Chibana; sisters Mitsuko Katekawa, Fumi Imagawa and Kazuko and Sueko Chibana; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Annie Caroline Kung Yoshino, 70, of Honolulu, a retired school cafeteria baker, died last Wednesday in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harry T.; sons Harvey and Earl; daughter Sharon Au; brother Paul Kung; sisters Francis Kung, Mildred Lau and Dolly McReynolds; and eight grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.



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The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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