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Obituaries

Thursday, April 26, 2001


Anthony K.U. "Akoni" Alexander, 18, died April 12. He is survived by parents Michael Sr. and Leila, sister Johnna, brothers Michael Jr. and James, and grandparents Rudolph Alexander, Mrs. Rudolph Alexander and Mary Watson. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at United Gospel Fellowship, 95-061 Waimakua Dr., Mililani. Burial: church cemetery. Aloha attire.

Alice Tokiye Anzai, 87, of Honolulu, formerly of Kaaawa, former owner and manager of Kaaawa Store, died April 16 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Earl, daughter Carol Spreitzer, sisters Chisato Matsuura and Jean Suzuki, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Hattie Feliciano Balsatar, 98, of Kalopa, Hawaii, a retired custodian, died Sunday at home. She was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Helen Lopez, sister Mary R. Feliciano, five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Kalopa Church of God. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalopa Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

Gertrude Oi Wong "Gerrie" Birch, 78, of Makaha, an employee at the Waianae Coast Culture and Arts Society, died March 23 in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai family members Genevieve Tachera, Cleo Tachera, Barbara Bohnett, Shigeru Miyamoto, Wanda Larkin-Battles and Elgin Larkin-Battles. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Kuilioloa Heiau, Poki Bay, Waianae.

Thomas Russell Corrigan, 76, of Honolulu, a retired chief petty officer with the U.S. Navy, died Friday. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Charlotte and sons Brian and Wayne. Services pending.

Crisanta P. Gajeton, 91, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Rosaline Gajeton and Beatrice Moran, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Richard Earl Garcia Sr., 60, of Pukalani, Maui, a heavy-equipment supervisor for Wailuku Agribusiness, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Lorna L.K.; son Richard Jr.; daughters Lisa, Richelle, Rayna and Robyn; hanai children Jonathan Puahala, Arnell Gerard, Laura Uwekoolani and Kim Allen; brother Frank; sister Linda Cambra and 15 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Waihee. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Valley Isle Memorial Park.

Juan Gumtang, 89, of Pearl City, a retired Royal Hawaiian Hotel housekeeper, died Sunday in Kaiser Medical Center. She is survived by daughters Estrelita "Lita" and JoAnn Gumtang and LouAnne Fujinaka, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Service: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Burial: 11 a.m., Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

John K. "Sonny" Haili Jr., 82, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Shop 02 retiree, died April 18 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leinaala; sons Lionel K., John K., Danny H. and Rodney K.; daughter Aileen Tom; sister Dorothy K. Watanabe; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m., Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Felicia Leilani Hanohano, 48, of Hilo, an office clerk for the state, died April 16 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by parents Ephraim "Buddy" and Felisa, and hanai sons Johnathan, Lewis, Stanford and Sean Neighbors. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Elsie Sueko Hari, 78, of Pearl City, died Monday. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Tsuneo; son Glen; daughters Susan Zukeran and Linda Kunishima; sisters Clara Tanaka, Ethel Sakai, Nancy Honda, Lillian Harioka, Dorothy Yoshimura and Tatsuno "Margaret" Nomura; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Herbert Emmett Kihoi III, 37, of Honolulu, a construction plumber who died last Thursday, is also survived by son Ikaika, mother Aurelia Wong and grandmother Dolly Lewis. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary yesterday.

Charley E. Sin Kim, 56, of Honolulu, a retired Wheeler Army Air Base waste-water treatment plant operator, died yesterday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Singapore. He is survived by wife Jong Hee; sons David, Chris and John; brother Jin E. and sister Kryssa. Service: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Korean Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m., Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Takeshi "Lefty" Kimura, 82, of Honolulu died Monday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Louise, son David, daughter Diane Nakamura and a granddaughter. Services: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mitsugu "Speedy" Kokubun, 76, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired supervisor of herbicide for Mauna Kea Sugar Co. and a Vietnam War veteran with the U.S. Army, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Solange, son Glenn, daughters Roxane Hoshide and Asa McCarthy, sister MaryLee Rogers and eight grandchildren. Services: Noon Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yong Lin Li, 50, of Honolulu, died Monday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Yan Hua Lin, son Marko J.H., mother Ai Chen Cheng, six brothers and four sisters. Taoist services: 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

Severo Ribo Mababa, 89, of Ewa Beach, a retired stevedore, died April 14. He was born in the Philippines. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: Noon Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mona Maiman-Shere, 87, of Fort Collins, Colo., a homemaker, died Friday in Colorado. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by daughters Ina S. White, Barbara Fiedler and Eve Shere; brother Jack Maiman; sister Julie Steiner; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Hwy., Honolulu 96817.

Shirlee Joy Mascitto, 60, of Waianae, died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Delaware. She is survived by husband Eddy J., sons Joseph F. and Anthony J., and two step-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Alexander J.W. McBarnet Sr., 84, of Sprecklesville, Maui, proprietor of the Maui Oil Co. and a veteran of the Royal Air Force, died Monday at home. He was born in Rhodesia. He is survived by wife Mary J., sons Alexander J.W. Jr. and Terry, and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at 467 Laulea Pl. Burial: Noon Saturday at Makawao Cemetery.

Remedios Benitez Miranda, 82, of Las Vegas, a retired Schofield Mess Hall employee, died April 7. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Adoracion Santos, Consolacion Domingo, Divina Miranda, Elena Frieden, Filipina Guilas, Henie Miranda and Katrina Sabio; sons Bienvenido, Joven and Louie; sisters Pepita Trinidad and Rosita Santos; 38 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: noon Monday at the mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Charlotte G. Mossman, 72, of Anaheim, Calif., died March 23 in California. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sister Margaret and brothers Gene and Elwood. Services: 10 a.m. today at Elks Club Lodge 616, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Scattering of ashes and reception to follow.

Myra Lee Nemet, 58, of Kihei, Maui, a clinical social worker for the Department of Health, died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y. She is survived by children Cody and Shari, mother Bess Melinkoff, sisters Rena Morris and Sharon Welter, and one grandchild. Services/celebration: 12:30 p.m. Saturday near the playground equipment at Kalama Park, Kihei.

Mikatsuruko "Mikasan" Oki, 100, of Waikapu, Maui, died Tuesday in Hale Makua. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. She is survived by sons Daniel and Donald T.; daughters Doris Kawashima, Thelma Kanemoto, Maureen Ariyoshi and Frances Kawaguchi; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary Chapel. Cremation and dinner reception to follow. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Maui Memorial Park, Altar Room. Casual attire. No flowers.

Janice Patricks, 74, of Wailua Houselots, Kauai, owner of Pixie Pastures, 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: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nawiliwili Park. Casual attire. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Miriam Pauley, 83, of Aiea, a retired airline reservationist, died Sunday. She was born in New York. She is survived by daughter Susan; sons Michael, Ronald and Dennis; and five grandchildren. Services to be held in New Jersey.

David James Santiago, 15, of Hilo, a student at Connection Charter School, died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Kim and James; brothers Gregory Isabel and Gary Isabel; grandparents Norman Kramer, Nancy Kramer and Manuel Santiago Sr.; and great-grandmother Tillie Kramer. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bessie M. Shiraki, 84, of Honolulu, a retired waitress, died Monday in the Ann Pearl Care Home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Duke I. and Alvin K., daughters Eleanor S. Tomita and Faye F. Tomakawa, brother Mitsugi Morikami, sister Ruth Sasaki and six grandchildren. Service: 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Diamond Head Memorial Park Mortuary, 529 18th Ave. Call after 5:30 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Derrick Leslie Smith, 39, of Waialua, a vice president for David's Custom Roofing, died April 9. He is survived by daughters Brandi and Randi, parents Bob and June, and sister Tracy Lee. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Conception Valparaiso Soliven, 88, of Waianae, died April 19. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by stepson Frederico; daughters Naty Gregory, Beatrice Gabat and Eleanor Nottingham; stepdaughters Felisa Pacada and Caridad Burris; sisters Bernice Galisa and Jane Kiros; and 19 grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Daren Tabil Jr., infant son of Michelle and Daren Tabil of Kaunakakai, died April 18 in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents, sister AngieLou Alfante and grandparents Genara Alfante, Victorio Alfante and Priscilla Tabil. Services: 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of God, Kalamaula. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Kathryn K. Tokita, 87, of Lihue, a retired Wilcox Hospital housekeeping supervisor, died Friday. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. She is survived by husband Joseph and sister Yoshiko Kono. Private services.

Carmen Townes, 63, of Mililani, a retired clerk for the U.S. Army Golf Association, died April 16 in Las Vegas. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Bobby; daughters Pia Halemano, Patricia Mamalias, Sandra Aricayos, Bobbie Jo Davison and Michele Plummer; brothers Primo Pimental, Jesse Baptista and Rudy Belmonte; sisters June Halmas and Rosa Canianes; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private services.

Cecile Shizue Watanabe, 76, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, died Saturday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Eseo. Private services.

Robert H. Wong, 91, a retired employee for the payroll department of Hawaiian Dredging and the city's vehicle licensing department, died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. He was born on Maui. He is survived by son Dr. Jeffrey C.M., sister Eleanor Suzuki and brothers Paul K.H., Anthony L.W., Jimmy C.A., Kenneth W.S. and Art K.Y. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Aloha attire.



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