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Obituaries
Friday, May 25, 2001


Musical actor Francis Ruivivar
Oil executive, educator James E. Walker


Michael Ettore Arioli, 73, of Honolulu, a retired civil engineer and captain for Sports Fishing Charter, died Monday in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Peter and Robert, daughter Eleo-nora Keliipuleole, brother Fredrick G., and seven grandchildren. Private graveside services. For information, call 737-1133 or 520-8223.

Henry Clinton Kekoolaukane Carter, 58, of Waimanalo, a retired city refuse worker, died Saturday in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ipa; father Albert; brothers Bob and Job; sisters Pua Higa, Tootsie and Mapuana Carter; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Edwin Yun Hoy Chinn, 91, of Honolulu, a retired public education science program specialist for 30 years, died May 7 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sau Gin; son Edwin K.; daughters Kathleen Chock, Pauline Chinn and Priscilla Thompson; brother Francis; sister Dorothy Jair; and four grandchildren. Private services.

John Joseph Clayton, 75, of Boston, a retired U.S. Coast Guard commander, died Monday. He is survived by wife Grace; daughter Martha Ann; son Michael; sister Eileen Bruce; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society. Private services.

Tom Fee, 76, of Makawao, a retired general contractor, died Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is survived by wife Emma; sons Tom, Sam and Jason; daughter Laurie; sister Justine Housser; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Agnes Lorraine Freitas, 75, of Hilo, a retired classroom cleaner with Kau High School, died Tuesday at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son William B. "Kau"; daughter Sandra Holderby; brothers Gilbert, Robert "Bob" and Donald Perreira; sisters Charlotte Bryant, Ruby Carvalho and Violet Suttles; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorial services: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park.

Loraine L. Sylva Harden, 70, of Pearl City, died Sunday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Raymond P. Sylva, brother Ernest J. Sylva, sister Elaine G. Keliinoi, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe.

Mitsuo "Buck" Honma, 72, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, died May 12. He was born in Hilo. He is also survived by brother Jack Honma. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary printed Sunday.

Kazuko Oishi Katsutani, 77, of Wailuku, a retired sales supervisor with Ben Franklin Store, died Wednesday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Rodney and Glenn; daughter Georgia Shinagawa; brothers Kiyoshi, Hiroshi "Hippo", Yoshio "Yochun", Kazuhiro "Butch", Sadao and Kenneth Oishi; sisters Akiko "Jessie" Hanaoka and Setsuko "Sets" Pang; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wailuku Hongwanji. No flowers. Casual attire.

Henry M. Makini, 79, of Honolulu, a Waialae Country Club caddy, died May 18 in Hale Malama Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother George; and sisters Rita Gora and Finena Makini. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Teresa. Call after 9 a.m. Internment: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

John Lawrence Neff, 81, of Honolulu, a retired captain in the Navy for 30 years, died May 19 in Honolulu. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Monday at Aiea United Methodist Church. Commital services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Incorrect information in an obituary published yesterday.

Caroline Kahokulani Polendey, infant daughter of Roy and Jennifer Polendey, died May 20 in San Diego. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Gabrielle M. and Elizabeth K., and grandparents Antoinette Martin, Jacinta Polendey and Richard and Stephanie Lange. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Noon at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Margarita "Gina" T. Rivera, 54, of Honolulu, a family nurse practitioner with the U.S. Public Health Service at Kokua Kalihi Valley Health Clinic, died May 17. She was born in Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by companion Maurice Cavaco; daughters Jennifer, Marliza and Marlo; mother Florentina Tubbali; brother Cesar Tubbali; and one grandchild. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 4:30 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Cliff Toka, 15, of Waianae, a student at Waianae Intermediate School, died May 14 in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Ebeye, Marshall Island. He is survived by parents Towe and Jobwe; brothers Aldrin, Junior, Tuna, Johnny and Daniel; and sisters Ruthy, Rey and Mary. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Aloha attire.

Antonio Reclusado "Tony" Velasco, 86, of Pearl City, a former proprietor of Zebra Room Bar and a bartender at the old Sparky's Bar and Tony's Palm Tree, died Tuesday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He is survived by wife Rumelia; son Tony; daughters Rumelia Cortez and Adelaida Severson; brother Amante; sister Julita Abaya; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City, call after 6 p.m.; and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Sachiko Kamei Veveiros, 88, of Kapaa, a retired clerk, died Saturday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Waimea. She is survived by a sister. Private services.

Chin King Yip, 84, of Kailua, died Thursday. He was born in Foo Chow, China. He is survived by sons Joseph, Andy and Paul; daughters Dorothy Wong, Margaret Parker, Marla Benz, Annette Wong, Amy Chiu and Rose Gin; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary, call after 5:30 p.m.; and at noon Thursday at St. Patrick's Church, call after 11:30 a.m.. Burial: Valley of the Temples.



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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