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Monday, May 14, 2001


Minh Van Chau, 46, of Honolulu, died May 3 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by brothers Andy H., David, Larry V. and Eric V., and sisters Janet Chau Lien, Stacey Phuong Le Tran and Stephanie L.Q. Chan. Buddhist services: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

Napoleon Martin "Nappy" Durante Jr., 68, of Kailua, a retired Honolulu police sergeant and a U.S. Marshals court security officer, died Tuesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsie "Kawao"; sons Kirk L.K., Hamilton "Kealii," Napoleon J. "Kalani" and Alexander K. "Alika"; daughters Korin Carter, Dr. Kathleen Durante Moniz and Kalae Carreira; sisters Abigail Robello and Anita Oliver; brother Joseph; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Church, Kailua. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Anacito Gamayo Garot Sr., 90, of Kailua, died May 4 in Castle Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Damasa; children Anita Gabriel, Agnes Bolosan, Aida Corpuz, Anacito Jr., Alice Lazo and Dr. Anna Piianaia; sister Cecilia and 14 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Church, Kailua. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Cemetery.

Daniel Kekuhaupio Kamalani, 60, of Las Vegas, who died April 25, is survived by son Francis Kekuhaupio. Additional information was provided by the family for an obituary published Saturday.

William Waa "Pumpkin" Kekauoha Sr., 61, of Honolulu, a retired heavy-equipment operator, died May 4 at home. He was born in Laie. He is survived by wife Joan; sons Shon, William Jr., Wilton, William III, William "Dukie" and Wayland; daughters Faye Bredemeyer, Fern, Danette Crane, Darice Araujo, Helen Ramos, Brittney-Ann, Roxette and Roxanna; brothers Samuel, Randolph Jr. and Hosea; sisters Helen Kahawaii and Mary Jones; and 20 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

Guy Ken Koga, 54, of Honolulu, died Thursday in St. Francis Medical Center-Liliha. He is survived by wife Stephanie F., son Marc K., daughter Amee L. and brother Glenn J. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. May 21 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Daniel Kamakau Maunakea "Tom Tom" Matthews, 67, of Honolulu, a retired merchant marine and beach boy, died Wednesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Marshell Castro, brothers Robert "Boots" and Leroy "Mahina," sisters Blossom Nawele and Gail "Lanai" Reyes, and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Kunawai Springs, 625-A Kunawai Lane. Scattering of ashes: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Waikiki Beach. Casual attire.

Floyd Louis Motteler, 75, of Honolulu, died May 5 in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by wife Rita; sons Winfred, George and Diego; daughters Renee LaMark, Nerisa and Dora; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Masao Muramoto, 88, of Honolulu, died Wednesday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by daughter Martha. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Stanna Nibert, 101, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died April 18. He was born in Ohio. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Elk's Club. Scattering of ashes to follow.

James Yoshito Ohta Sr., 92, formerly of Wailuku, Maui, retired scout executive for the Maui County Boy Scouts of America after 42 years of service, died Tuesday in St. Francis Hospice-Nuuanu. He was born in Waihee, Maui. He is survived by wife Mary S.; son James Y. Jr.; daughters Charlotte M. Muraoka and Marilyn Johnson; sisters Yoshiko Sentani, Shizue Okazaki and Hanako Fukunaga; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King St. Additional services: 5 p.m. Friday at Iao Congregational Church, Wailuku. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lorraine June Parrish, 73, of Honolulu, a retiree, died May 5 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael, brother Robert Gouveia and two grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 10 a.m. Private burial.

Yutaka "Greene" Seo, 78, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a state Department of Accounting and General Services carpenter, died Friday at home. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lydia; sons Harlan and Elston; daughters Mari Seo and Joy Kawachika; brother Takeo; sisters Oito Fujioka, Toshie Yamamoto, Yukiko Murakami and Masayo Hamora; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

John Vierra Jr., 56, of Waipahu, a park ranger at the Arizona Memorial, died May 1 at home. He was born in Kekaha, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Monserat; daughters Dorothy "Angel" Galinato, Vicky Espanola and Ruby Vierra; sons John III, Roland, Ronald and Jacob; brothers Irvin and George; sisters JoAnne Reyes and Theresa McClendon; and nine grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, Waipio. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.



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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