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Obituaries

Sunday, May 6, 2001


Nathan "Nate" R. Fernandez, 37, of Waianae died Wednesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Richard and Beatrice; sons Arthur and Patrick Alcisto, Marcus and Michael Fernandez; daughters Cynthia Alcisto-Kerrigan, Roslyn Alcisto-Albert and Millicent Alcisto-Grieb; and companion Nancy Damien. Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tumble Land Beach Park, Maili. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Edwin S. Furuto, 58, of Vandenberg Village, Calif., formerly an electrical engineer with ITT Industry Systems Division, died Thursday in Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, Calif. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by mother Miyoko; wife Katherine; daughters Barbara Jones and Nancy Pacheco; son Steven; brothers David and Wayne; and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, Lompoc, Calif. Call: 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Burial to follow at Lompoc Cemetery with military honors.

Florence Lim Gonsalves, 76, of Halawa Heights, a retired Sears employee, died Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alexander, Clifford and Franklin; daughter Florence; brothers Henry, Herbert and James Lim; sister Dorothy Corsiglia; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Tu Hua, 63, of Honolulu died at home April 28. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by sons Anh, Chieu, Thanh and Dong Phu; daughters Ba, Lien, Phoebe and Lori Phu; brother Hoa Phu; sister Lanh Phu; and 10 grandchildren. Call: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Wallace S. Kawaoka, M.D., 89, of Honolulu, a retired ophthalmologist and Battalion Surgeon in the 442nd, died Tuesday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Mitsuko; son Dr. Eric John; brother Tadashi; and a grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Cemetery of the Pacific.

Shizuko Arakaki Kuba, 89, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired housemaid, died Wednesday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Mae Asato, Elaine Hiraishi and Violet; sisters Otomi Kaneshiro, Kiyoko Bentley and Mitsuko Persnal; brother Toshio Arakaki; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Central Kona Union Church. Call after 12 p.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Thursday at Homelani Memorial Park Japanese garden.

Richard Isami Miyamoto, 76, of Puna, Hawaii, a retired attorney, died Thursday in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Philip and Matthieu; daughters Charmine Wela and Teresa Spaulding; brothers Hajime, Masaru, Rodney and Calvin; sister Yasue Kawasaki; and four grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2. Casual attire.

Yoshio Morikawa, 82, of Honolulu, founder and former president of Hawaii Star Bakery, Inc., died Tuesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by sons Thomas M., Timothy M. and David M.; brother Kenso; sisters Asako Maruyama, Michie Nakamura and Tomie Matsuura. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Robert "Bob" Kamoe Sordillia, 46, of Wahiawa, former chief security officer at Del Monte Corporation, died Monday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margo Sordillia-Cozo; sons Jed and Zack Sordillia-Cozo; daughter Xanadette Sordillia-Cozo; parents Virga and Lei; brothers Virga Jr., Gene, and August Kaupe; and sisters Shyla Funaro and Faelyn Paahana. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Poe Suaava Sr., 77, of Waianae died April 26 in St. Francis Medical Center West. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by sons Poe Jr.and Pitone; daughters Fuatino Talo, Nora Wilson, Tagiilima Toilolo and Aiva Marquess; brothers Iloilo Taatiatia and Pasi; sisters Alele Poumalo, Alisi and Lelefua Solomona and Lotomau Esene; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Waipahu Chapel, 94-210 Kahualii St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City. Casual attire.

Ruth Ritsuko Suzuki, 81, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Waiohinu, Kau. She is survived by husband Philip T.; sons Franklin and Llewellyn; daughter Phyllis Eggerman; sisters Betsy Foo and Daisy Daly; brothers Akira, Isao, and Satsuki Sato; and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Central Kona Union Church. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

Kar Yue Lee Tam, 69, of Honolulu died Wednesday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Kai Mo; sons Stanley, David and Michael; and two grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Private inurnment.



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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