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Obituaries

Saturday, May 12, 2001


Guadalupe Samson Buenafe, 69, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died Sunday. She was born in San Josef Cabanatuan, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Luis; sons Eric Lloyd, Ray and Louie; daughter May; five brothers; five sisters and nine grandchildren. No memorial services. Call 6 to 9 p.m., Monday at 1st Assembly of God Church, 3400 Moanalua Rd. Burial in the Philippines.

Manuel "Manny" Silva Cabral Jr., 78, of Honolulu, a retired employee of Swift & Co., died Tuesday. He was born in North Hilo. He is survived by wife Gloria; sons Brian and Keith; daughter Lisa; brothers Frankie, Tony and George; sisters Jessie Borges, Adilina Sneider and Annie Glynn; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 11 a.m. Thursday, call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Violet Coulter, 91, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died May 5 in Honolulu. She was born in Wichita, Kan. She is survived by son Robert. Memorial services: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Central Union Church. Aloha attire.

Robert Culp, 76, of Pearl City, a retired employee of the Federal Aviation Administration, died Monday. He was born in Sharon, Okla. He is survived by wife Doris; son Robert II; daughter Susan Burke; brothers Virgil and Martin; sisters Mary Miller, Marietta Zaharoff, Clarietta Wesley and Jane Ichimura; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice West. Casual attire.

Sipoloa Filipo, 72, of Honolulu, died May 4 in Queens Medical Center. She is survived by husband Antonio; sons Tomasi, Antonio Jr. and Sam; daughters Akenese and Ramona; brothers Lino, Francis, Joseph and Johnny Vaivao; sisters Kalameli Huckaby, Nive Reed, Maria Sanders, Maggie Craddick, Bertha Vaivao and Patricia Sataua; and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Monday at St. John Baptist Catholic Church; call after 6 p.m. Final viewing: 9 a.m. Tuesday. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Edward "Eddie" Y. Fujii, 82, of Honolulu, a retired employee of the naval base police, died Wednesday in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Toyono "Toyo"; sons Darrel, Milton and Frank; daughters Janice Williams and JoAnne Takamiyashiro; brothers Harry and Gordon; sister Mildred Matsunaga and seven grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Burial private. No flowers. Casual attire.

Jean Kiyoko Hirai, 80, of Wahiawa, died Tuesday. She is survived by husband Toshiyuki, sons Wallace and James, daughters Mildred Varia and Karen Pang, brother Albert Saiki, sisters Blossom Tatsui and Marion Gebur, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. No flowers. Casual attire.

Daniel Kekuhaupio Kamalani, 60, of Las Vegas died April 25 in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. His parents (deceased) were Daniel and Sarah "Sally." He is survived daughters Marian Kahoiwai and Lucy Kaleinani, son Francis Kekuhaupio and sister CarolJean Puaala Dunaway. Services held.

Seikichi Kobashigawa, 70, of Pearl City, a retired federal government employee, died April 11. She is survived by brothers Masaichi, Seijun, Yukio, Charles "Seiken," Masao and Shigeru, and sister Ester Inouye. Private services.

Bigilia Almoyan Kuewa, 70, of Waimanalo, a retired jeweler with Maui Divers, died Monday. She is survived by husband Samuel, Sr.; daughters Evalani Ornong and Lavern "Lavie" Ho; son Samuel Jr.; sisters Lolita Limary, Elizabeth Kanoa, Frances Gross and Alice Kaupalolo; brother Manning Limary Jr.; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Waimanalo Assembly of God Church. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

Richard "Dickie" Keoililani Lau, 56, of Honolulu, died Sunday. He is survived by daughters Lorna Mejia Rivera and Kerri Lynn Lau; sisters Barbara Jones, Cindy Silva and Nohea Dias; and brothers James and Paul Gano. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Nibert Stanna, 101, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died April 18. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by his family. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Elks Club. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Natsuko Tashiro, 91, of Aiea, a retired cook helper for Wisteria Restaurant, died Wednesday in St. Francis Medical Center-West. She was born in Honoapu. She is survived by sons Clarence, Stanley and James; brother Kiyoshi Nakazaki; sisters Yukiko Alice Yamada and Tatsuyo Taba; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Shane Kekona, Branden Kai and Matthew Kale Waring, triplets of James and Alissa Waring of Napili, Maui, died in Kaiser Medical Center. Brandon Kai and Matthew Kale Waring died May 1, and Shane Kekona died May 2. They are survived by sister Lindsay and grandparents Ken and Perry Stevens and Duke and Malia Waring. Private services.

George Noboru Yamashita, 73, of Honolulu, a retired clerk for the U.S. Postal Service, died April 26. He is survived by brother Bernard Shinbara and sister Lillian Oshiro. Private services.



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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