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Obituaries
Friday, June 8, 2001


Businessman, vet Kawakami

Barkeep Velasco


Hiroshi Abe, 69, of Honolulu died May 25. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Sheldon, daughters Alison Inouye and Sharyn Abe, sister Grace Terashima and four grandchildren. Graveside services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Memorial Park.

Jacob "Jake" Afong Jr., 64, formerly of Ewa Beach, a retired inspector for the city Engineering Division, died May 23 in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rosemary; sons Stanford, Bradford "Shorty," Danford "Scott" and Clifford; daughters Winiford "Kinau" Afong, Saralynn Aken and Dezeree Thomas; mother Caroline; sisters Kay and Pulani Chun and Marilyn Reyes; brother Riley Medeiros; hanai brother Paul "Bully" Fernandez; hanai son Mike "Fatty" Fisher; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6-9 p.m. next Friday at St. Louis High School Mystical Rose Oratory, 3140 Waialae Ave. Mass is from 7-7:30 p.m. Private services at sea. Casual attire.

Herbert Yoshito Awaya, 86, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed auto mechanic, died May 31 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Katherine T.; sons Herbert Y. and Arthur Y.; daughters Barbara S. Waters and Wendy K. Awaya; brothers George, Bernard, Robert and Clarence; sisters Mildred Yoshiura and Shirley Okuda; and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m.

Petra Festijo Bulda, 99, of Kahului died Wednesday in Kula Hospital. She was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Sedring and Nicholas Jr., daughter Laura Swinth, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Grace Mae Leimomi Ragsdale De Guair, 76, of Kailua-Kona died yesterday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Kaipo, daughter Karen Amituanai, hanai daughter Verna Kahele and eight grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Kona Outdoor Circle. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mary Jane Meyer Baker Hazel, 73, of Kaneohe died May 31 at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Lionel Baker Jr.; daughters Mary Ann Ho, Francene Baker and Betty Jean Nobriga; brothers Arthur "Boyz" and Francis "Butch" Meyer; sisters Irene Pacquin, Helen "Tootsie" Vinano, Evelyn "Nita" Alexander and Anna "Augie" Martin; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment services: 2 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

G. Brooks Ice, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Superior Court judge in Redwood City, Calif., died May 29 in Hale Nani. He was born in Clinton County, Mich. He is survived by brother Philip W. Private services.

John Shunyei Ige, 73, of Kaneohe, a retired computer supervisor for the Los Angeles County, died May 30 in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by mother Goji; brothers Yukio, Tsutomu and Katsumi; and sisters Florence Oshiro, Mitsuno Nakamura and Loreen Leong. Private services.

Fumeye Isa, 81, of Waimanalo, a retired seamstress for Malaheni Sports Wear, died Feb. 9. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Kameko Sunabe, Kikue Kaneshiro and Tsuruko Shinjo. Private services.

Hanako Kanno, 91, of Honolulu died May 30 in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Tadashi and George T., brother Masao Tokairin, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Agnes Kailani Kudzia, 90, of Kailua died last Friday in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kirby K., daughter Michele Tavares, brothers Anthony and Richard Wong, sisters Lillian Nunes and Elizabeth Sing, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Kailua. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Darryl Lance Lee, 46, of Honolulu died May 4. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Kenneth and Jodi, and brothers Kurtis, Shannon, Everett and Wendell. Private services.

Robert Koon Hoo Lee, 92, of Honolulu, who retired from Shell Oil Co. and Pacific Insurance Co., died Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. He is survived by wife Anna; sons Patrick, Steve and Keith; daughters Genevieve Greene and Barbara and Brenda Deakins; sisters Katherine Au, Edith Pung and Millie Viela; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Louis L. Lizak, 85, of Hilo, a retired engineer, died May 29 in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hawaii. He has no known survivors. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Call from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Nortenia Abad Manibog, 51, of Aiea died Saturday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by mother Rosaria; sisters Adelina Morales, Corazon Cariaga and Nida Ige; and brothers Philip and Villamor. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. next Friday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Nicholas "Nick" Takateru Nakabayashi, 80, of Honolulu, a retired physiologist at the University of California at Los Angeles, died April 28. He was also a biologist at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Wadsworth. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers James and Eiso, and sisters Patricia Morita, Alice Iwai and Susan Nakamura. Private services.

Alice Kwan Noble, 72, of Lahaina died May 30 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jack H. Kahahane and Johnny and Kelly Noble, daughters Lehua Brockmiller and Naomi Raflo, brothers Sam Shin and Charles Kwon, sisters Ethel Abreu and Mary Gibson, 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at the residence, 1433 Front St., Lahaina. Scattering of ashes in the ocean fronting the residence. Casual attire. Lei or loose flowers only.

Ramona O'Reilly, 66, of Hilo, formerly of California, a retired data-entry keypunch operator, died Saturday at home. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by son Frank, daughter Dana, mother Venera Soliven and sisters Linda Soliven, Frances Soliven-Meglin and Yvonne Moulton. Private services.

Mary Kalu Quitog, 69, of Kaneohe died May 28 at home. She was born in Waiohinu, Hawaii. She is survived by children Mohala Reed, Debra Nacapoy, Sandra Padua, Amanda Streadbeck, Shelley Darick, Maxie Quitog and Kellie Sommers; brother David Kalu; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Entombment: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Richard "Rick" Antiqua Sabellona, 67, of Hilo, a maintenance supervisor for Barbers Point, died May 31 in Hilo Medical Center. He was also a sergeant 1st class in the U.S. Army. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Florence Pasco Aninion, son Richard Jr., brother Bartolome Pique, sister Linda Eastman and grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Donato Colonia Sakulit, 94, of Waimea, Kauai, a laborer with Kekaha Sugar, died Tuesday in Kauai Care Center. He was born in Cebu, the Philippines. He is survived by daughter Dolores "Dorothy" Keale, stepsons Raymond Priego and Richard and Francis Mission, stepdaughters Priscilla Ramos and Anne Chang-Reis, 31 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 35 great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Waimea Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hanapepe Filipino Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

James Shigeru "Jimmy" Sato, 88, of Honolulu, a retired warehouseman for Carnation Co., died last Friday. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by companion Haruko Murayama, sons Steven S. and Gerald F., daughter Diane A. Wong, brothers Tamotsu and Wally K., and five grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mamoru "Mamo" Shimizu, 75, of Waipahu, a retired vegetable farmer, died May 30. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Jean; son Ray; stepsons Chester and Jason Yasue; stepdaughter Stephanie Takehara; brothers Manabu, Ralph and Roy; sisters Matsuyo and Tokiyo Inouye; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Lillian Mitsuko Shirota, 67, of Hilo, a retired service department clerk at Hilo Motors, died Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Kazumi; son Bill; daughter Dee Taira; sisters Kay Shimizu and Carol Ladera; and brothers Tokuo, Robert and Herbert Daimonji. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Catherine Klein Smith, 90, of Kailua, a retired professor at El Camino College, died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in New York City. She is survived by son George, daughters Barbara Nolfi and Janet Kawelo, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Stewart S. Stabley, 80, of Honolulu, a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Air Force, died last Friday. He was born in Red Lion, Pa. He is survived by wife Nancy, son Gordon S., daughter Sue Ann and sister Rebecca Chavarria. Memorial services held. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. today at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii and American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific Inc.

Hideo Suzuki, 69, of Waipahu died last Friday. He was born in Waiawa. He is survived by wife Aiko, son Donn, daughter Jean Tanaka, brothers Kenshichi and Henry, sisters Violet Suetsugu and Gladys Hanaoka, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Frances Lily Sweeny, 76, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Honolulu. She was born in Kalapapa, Molokai. She is survived by hanai daughter Cathy Otaguro and hanai brothers Charlie Otaguro and David "Kapu" Kaiapoepoe. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Ohana Room at Hale Po'ai, 1001 N. School St. Casual attire. Private scattering of ashes.

Adelina Palaming Tabilin, also known as "Adel" or "Deling," 52, of Waipahu, who was employed at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort, the old Hawaiian Regent Hotel, died May 23. She was born in Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Cosme; sons Larry and Wayne; daughter Aimee; mother Maria Palaming; brothers Faustino Fernandez and Brigido, Emilio, Armando and Rolando Palaming; and sisters Epifanie Cayabyab, Mely Matutino, Eva Wright and Nida Palaming. Wake services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 8:15 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Harue Yamasaki Tada, 87, of Honolulu, a retired general agent for Ilima Insurance Agency, died May 29 in Beverly Manor. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Spencer K. and Byron K.; daughter Lana S. Oshiro; sisters Mieko Takamiya, Kimie Matsuo and Namiko Naganuma; seven grandsons and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire.

Chiyo Thornton, 76, of Makakilo died last Friday. She was born in Itoman, Okinawa. She is survived by son Paul, daughter Pauline Wong and four sisters in Okinawa. Private services.

Jimmy Talataua Timoteo, 74, of Waipahu, original founder and head deacon of the Samoan Church of Hawaii, died May 26. He was born in Atu'u, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Fouaimalo; sons Siaosi, Sio, Talataua Jr. and Ricky Timoteo, Samuel Nomura and Joseph Taaga; daughters May and MaryAnn Timoteo, Faamele Sao, March Malaeulu and Siupolu Tauai; brothers Niki and the Rev. Luafuluvalu; sisters Sosaiete Manago, Misionare Tuatagaloa and Lau Fisaga; 34 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Samoan Church of Hawaii. Call after 8:30 a.m. Services: 9 a.m. Monday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Randy Lawrence Wong, 31, of Mililani died last Friday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Joy Yoshida, parents Larry and Gail, brothers Jeff and Larry Jr., and grandmother Annie Yasui. 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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