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Obituaries

Thursday, May 3, 2001


Bryna Mahiai Akana, 34, of Honolulu died Monday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in California. She is survived by mother Suzanne, sister Camolin Akana-Becker and grandfather Douglas E. Anderson. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Nativity Church. Call after 10:30 a.m.

Claire Kahaulauliko Apoliona, 90, of Honolulu died April 23. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Samuel Kenneth III and Francis; daughters Shirlee Kessler, Patricia "Patti" Smart and Elizabeth "Leimomi" Brown; brothers Alonzo and Edson Hutchinson; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Nicholas Barbara, 85, of San Pedro, Calif., a former captain for the Matson Navigation Co. for 40 years, died Feb. 28. He was born in San Pedro. He is survived by two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services 11 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery.

Nicolasa Medina Barot, 85, of Honolulu died Monday at home. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Celia, sister Hortencia Nicolas and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Baptist Church, call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Francis Lehua "Porky" "Honey" Brown Sr., 71, of Hilo, a retired Criminal Investigation Division lieutenant for the Hawaii County Police Department for 27 years, died April 26 at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Patricia H.; son Francis Jr.; daughters June L. Ngaden, Eileen H., Joanne K. and Ululani C. Brown; and four grandchildren. Private family services.

Jack A. Burnett, 90, of Honolulu, the owner of radio station KULA, died April 25 in Honolulu. He was born in Bethlehem, Pa. He is survived by daughter Jacquelyn Helen, brother Col. James and caregivers Aiona Kaufusi and Lenisi and Atu Fatai. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Esmenia Corpuz Domingo, 75, of Pearl City, a Waikiki Gateway Hotel retiree, died April 7. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by husband Alejo "Lico"; sons Manuel, Danilo and Albert; daughters Nenita Domingo, Jocelyn Advincula and Lydia Berdadero; sister Cesaria Corpuz and eight grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel, call after 6 p.m.; and 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, call after 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kyle S. Fuchigami, 37, of Pearl City, a painter, died Monday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Charles and Florence and sister Kristy Wagatsuma. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

Paul A. Haig, 97, of Honolulu, a retired hydrographer, died April 4. He was born in Tacoma, Wash. He is survived by sons William L. and Jon A., three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. May 12 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Oahu Cemetery.

William T. "Bill" Healy, 61, of Honolulu, a counselor and police officer, died April 25. He was born in Boston. He is survived by sisters Barbara A. Lawlor and Mary E. Ash and brothers Thomas J., John F., Robert B. and James W. Services: Contact John Manion at 735-2918. Private scattering of ashes with his late companion, Ralph T. Stewart. Donations suggested to the FoodBasket, 4450 Pahoa Ave.

Dolores Iwalani "DI" Ioane, also known as "Pocho" and "Lopez," 47, of Waipahu, a service clerk at Sears Service Center and an employee at Del Monte Cannery, died April 12. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ekepate "Pati"; sons Kalani and Martin; daughter Theresa; brothers Hensley, Daniel and Guy Lopez; and sisters Darlene Yahiku, Louise Yee Hoy and Joreen Anduha. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. No flowers. Casual attire.

Vernon K. Kaahanui, 46, of Kailua-Kona, a lot crew member for the former Grayline Tours, died April 26 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by wife Lorna Ann; sons George H., Glenn K. and Keoni Kama and Vernon K. Kaahanui Jr.; daughter Maile Ching; brothers Robert F. Lindsey and John I., Calvin I., Kevin H. and Samson K. Kaahanui; sisters Gwendolyn Perreira and Yvonne P. and Janice R.N. Kaahanui; father-in-law Ernest Kaiawe Sr.; brothers-in-law Ernest Jr. and James Kaiawe; and nine grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at Thy Word Ministries; cremation to follow. Call after 5 p.m. Scattering of ashes noon Sunday from Honokohau Harbor. No flowers. Casual attire.

Lucy Keliikukini Kanehailua, 53, of Honolulu died April 20. She is survived by brothers Umi Keliikuli, Wilson Jr. and John Kanehailua, and sisters Anna and Maydeen. Memorial services: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Keeau Beach Park, Waianae.

Jacob K. Kaonohi, 37, of Kaneohe, a cook at the Halekoa Hotel, died April 25 at home. He is survived by wife Lenora "Leo," son Nainoa, daughters Joey and Nanea-Elizabeth, father Solomon Sr. and brothers Aaron, Michael and Solomon Jr. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

Stella F. Matsumoto, 82, of Kaneohe died Saturday in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robert; daughter Jean Hobbs; sisters Kimie Obata, Gladys Aramaki, Margaret Yamada, Patricia Park and Harriet Pellerin; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Call after 6 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire.

Delbert G. Medeiros, 65, of Ewa Beach died Sunday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlene; sons Ramon Benz and Mark and Chad Medeiros; daughters Linda Viernes and Doriann Monterde; brother Clarence and 12 grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Friday at the Medeiros residence, 91-1081 Kaunolu St., Ewa Beach.

Gordon Akira Momii, 57, of Honolulu, a gas company mechanic, died Tuesday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean, son Jason, parents Takeshi and Hisako "Irene," brother Wayne and sister Janice Sora. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Anthony "Tony" Leonard Moniz, 52, of Kahului, a sales associate at Lowes, died Monday at home. He was born in Paia, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Kaylana Fowler; sister Myrtle Hafner; brothers Wilbert, Thomas, Harold, Bobby, Raymond and Leroy; and one granddaughter. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire.

Hiroyuki "Mori" Mori, 80, of Waiaha, Kona, a retired district supervisor for Parks and Recreation, County of Hawaii, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, died Monday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Holualoa, Kona. He is survived by wife Dora; sons Randall, Bryant, Rickie and Elson; daughter Gwendolyn Onaka; brothers Hiroshige and Rikio; sisters Evangeline Otsuka, Lenore Shirakawa and Setsue Okuda; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Central Kona Union Church. Call after 10 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Allan Roland Shigeru Rodrigues, 75, of Wailuku, a retired engineer for Maui County, died April 20 at home. He is survived by wife Barbara, son Wayne, daughter Gail Tamanaha, sister Claire Kaya and six grandchildren. Private services held.

Royal "George" West, 75, of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired sales and commercial arts employee of 45 years, died April 23. He was born in Auburn, Calif. He is survived by son George T., daughters Marilyn Hernandez and Carolyn Harris, brothers Lloyd and Carl, sisters Norma Tinnerman and Pat Welch, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. No memorial services will be held. Ashes will be scattered into the Pacific Ocean off California.



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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