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Obituaries
Wednesday, June 6, 2001


Charles LeRoy Alexander, 68, of Kihei, Maui, a programming manager for IBM, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Claude, Texas. He is survived by wife Donna Ambers, sons Robert and Scott, daughter Andrea, sister Charlene Miller, and four grandchildren. Private services. Memorial donations suggested to American Lung Association.

Thelma Ung Au, 89, of Honolulu, a retired fabrics saleswoman, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons John and Adrian, sister Elsie Chang, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Lorna Hauoli Awai Burger, 95, of Haleiwa, a retired schoolteacher and musician, died Monday. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by granddaughters Jackie and Robin. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Waimea Bay. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

Forever Love Easly-Memea, infant daughter of David R. Memea and Raina Harmony Easly, died Jan. 3 in Castle Medical Center. She is also survived by brother Lee Memea and sister Kim Memea. Private services.

Lourdes Lampitoc Ruiz Felipe, 84, of Honolulu died Saturday. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Edward "Ed," daughter Lourdes Ritchie, sons Edward Jr. and Carlino Ruiz, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Mass: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church in Kalihi. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Perosi Fola, 75, of Kapolei died May 27. He is survived by wife Leiea'i P. Niumata; sons Natano Namulauti, Tuua and Tala Perosi, Folauga Malaetia and Perosi Jr., Lafoa'i and Va'auaai Niumata; daughters Talaga Fa'ama'i, Lafua Pomele, Anoalo Manutau and Fesilafa'i Niumata; brothers Simolea Niumata and Atafua, Fola, Tiai, Siva, Malaetia and Simolea Fola; sisters Kilimi, Puni and Siupolo; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lighthouse Outreach Center Assembly of God, 94-230 Leokane St., Waipahu. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

Hideo Fujishige, 77, of Pearl City, who retired from the U.S. Army, died May 26 in Kuakini Geriatric. He was also a retired owner of Fuji Chevron Service. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Kazue; sons Greig, Wayne, Cy and Ray; daughter Arlene Nishimura; brothers George and Frank, and seven grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Joseph Galorio, 65, of Hilo, a laborer for the former Ookala Plantation, died May 26 in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He has no known survivors. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Alae Cemetery.

Peter "Pete" Holmberg Jr., 66, of Wahiawa died May 20. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Ellen, son David, daughter Danielle Layco, brothers Stephen and Francis, sisters Barbara Damas and Marion Hinch, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Lesley "Gramma Lei" Aniu Leimakani Kahuanui, 69, of Honolulu, who retired from Steiner Laundry, died May 16. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son William, daughters Penelope "Penny" Kealoha and Mary "Momi" Akana, stepdaughter Lea, sister Marian Aki, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Reginald Elia "Butchie" Kanoa, 68, of Waimanalo, a retired salesman from Westinghouse, died Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gwen; daughters Tammy Kaneaiakala and Kara O'Brien; sons Reginald "Bo" Jr., Harrigan "Bino" and Devin "Mits;" brother Manly "Benny;" sisters Lee Ann "April" Young and Emma "Didi" Kalaukoa, and eight grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at St. George's Catholic Church in Waimanalo. Call after 6 p.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Todd Takeshi Kealii Kubo, 41, of Mililani, a heavy equipment mechanic, died Monday in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Francis and Naomi; sons Tobie-Michael and Tyrone; grandparents Shinichi Kubo and Naomi Matsuno, and brothers Rodney, Ward and Ford. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

Hak Kun "Joe Wing" Lau, 83, of Honolulu died last Wednesday. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Yuk Kuen; sons Yue, Pui Leung, Pui Yun and Kwok Hing; daughters Pui Chan Lee and Kin Wah Lau, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Taoist services: 9-11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

Godofredo Manuel, 89, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Waipahu, died May 28 in New Mexico. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Thomas, daughters Lorna Sue and Myrna Tsinnajinnie, and seven grandchildren. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Emil Kaolani McKeague, 87, of Kaneohe died May 16. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son George, daughters Teresa Meyer and Jennifer Nomura, brother Hilary, sister Florence Hepa, and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ume Miura, 103, of Honolulu died May 29 in St. Francis West Hospice. She was born in Fukushima, Japan. She is survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ruth S. Morris, 100, of Honolulu died Monday in Honolulu. She was born in Scranton, Pa. She is survived by daughter Mary M. Hurlbutt. Private services. Inurnment in Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave., Honolulu 96826.

Thomas "Tommy" Shoji Nakamura, 59, of Kalaheo, Kauai, died Sunday. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Karen; son Chris; daughters Terry Kuribayashi, Dourien Doria, Karene Kawamoto, Kristie Nonaka, Shelene Fujii and Wendy Nakamura; brother Mamoru; sisters Takako Umamoto and Miyoko Hashimoto, and 16 grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Friday at Garden Isle Mortuary. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yaeko Fujii "Yae" Ogawa, 87, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher for Kalihi Elementary School, died May 26 in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Colin, daughters JoAnn Ogawa and Sharon O. Inamine, brothers Keiji and Ralph Fujii, sister Marjorie "Kiyo" Hirokawa and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Herbert Shinji Sakurai, 75, of Kaneohe, a retired merchandising manager for McKesson Beverages Co., died last Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen; son Stuart; daughters Sharon Wasielewski, Sandra Koizumi and Stephanie Sakurai; brothers Thomas and Robert; sisters Janet Kawakami, Ada Kohatsu, Jeanne Iha, Amy Horibata and Dora Pang, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

George Schwartz, 75, of Honolulu, an employee for the city Refuse Division, died Friday. He was born in Laie. He is survived by wife Dora; sons Sheffield, Kenler and Nedwyn; brother Harry; sister Julia Yim, and a grandchild. Prayer services: noon Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Brandon LeRoy Shaw, 26, of Wailuku, a supervisor for Grande Wailea Spa, died Saturday in Kula, Maui. He was born in Baltimore. He is survived by father LeRoy, mother Helen, fiancee ReyAnn Cortez, brothers Marc and Troy, sister Charlene and grandmother Mildred. Wake services: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Makawao Cemetery. Call from 9-10 a.m. at the mortuary. Casual attire.

Beverly Louella Shepley, 79, of Kapahulu died May 24 in Honolulu. She was born in Madelia, Minn. She is survived by son Carlos David, brother Harley Haines, and a granddaughter. Private services.

Ushi Tamayose, 104, of Wahiawa, a retired plantation field worker for Waialua Sugar Co., died May 28 in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by son Howard K.; daughters Flora K. Yamakawa, Alice T. Nakamoto, Helen Y. Oshiro and Jane S. Nakamura; 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Harold "Blackie" Haruo Tanaka, 78, of Aiea died Thursday. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Helen H. and daughter Harelda Tanaka-Oakes. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sadami Tanaka, 85, of Waialua, who retired from Waialua Sugar Co., died last Wednesday. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Mieko, son Myron, brother Tokushi and sister Tokiyo Watanabe. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hatsue Tanoue, also known as Hatsue K. Tanoue, 94, of Honolulu died May 22. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by daughters Dorothy Choriki, Ellen Higashi and Geri Tanoue; brother Shigeru Kitashima; sister Kimiko Kakimoto, seven grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Abraham Kam Ho Tong, 79, of Honolulu, a retired meter reader for Hawaiian Electric Co., died Sunday in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Chung San, China. He is survived by wife Peggy; son Michael; daughters Trudy and Cathy Mawae; sisters Carrie Dang, Lily Chen, Florence Loo and Shirley Parola, and a grandson. Graveside services: 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples.

Luciano Mercado Vegas, 77, of Mililani, a retired pipefitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 56, died May 14. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Lieselotte; sons Herbert and Adlai; daughter Wonita Acosta, sisters Louise Cruz and Rose Boskie, five grandchildren and a great-grandson. Services: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eugenia Buck Har Yim, also known as Rose Yim, 74, of Honolulu died Friday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William, son Matthew C.T., daughters Karen C.I. Watai and Charlotte C.M., brother Frederick Young, sisters Betty Ching and Shirley Young, and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.



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The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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