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Obituaries
Thursday, June 14, 2001


Duk Yi "Mimi" Ahn, 62, of Pearl City died June 5. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by sisters Soon Bok and Kum Cha Kim, and companion Vidal "Vic" Gomez. Services: 10:30 a.m. today at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Lois Kapuanani Alapai Akao, 59, of Kona, Hawaii, a professional musician and singer at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel with Traditions Hawaii, died Sunday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in North Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by son Malama; daughters Kahea Padillio, Joey Hayashi and Shantel K. and Mokihana Akao; stepsons Gordon, Mervyn, Garrett and Thomas Cagampang; stepdaughters Sweetie Brumaghim, Maxine Kaluna, Crystal Cagampang and Leimomi Ahyo; hanai daughters Nyaia Kimitete, Melva Estoy, Tudi Tolentino and Chelsey Rodrigues; hanai sons Kealii Bannister, Clint and Kaike Oba and Shane and Alika Alapai; mother Rose L.L. Alapai; sister Barbara Tremaine; brothers Howard K., George, Howard K.K. and Gordon; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mauna Ziona Church in Kona, Hawaii. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Doris "Sueko" Fukuda, 86, of Honolulu, a retired waitress for Kapiolani Flamingo Restaurant, died Monday. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Yoshio, daughters Katherine and Janice, and sister Ayako Karasaki. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Emma M. Johnson, 90, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Van Nuys, Calif., died Monday in Keauhou Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born in Emmet, N.D. She is survived by son Jack; brothers Ray and Elton Merz; sisters Myrtle Laurel, Ruth Roberts, Bertha Healy and Ida Griffin; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Gathering held. Final burial services on the mainland. Condolences may be sent to Lona Johnson, 76-6308 Mahuahua Pl., Kailua-Kona 96740.

Vivian Alice Key, 84, of Honolulu died Saturday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She is survived by sons Richard H. Jr. and Arthur L., daughter Betty J., brother Robert La Benz, sister Pauline Jackson, 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Myra Yee Hoy Lee, 81, of Honolulu, a retired medical clerk at Leahi Hospital, died Sunday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George H.N.; son George H.N. Jr.; daughters Tina Choy, Myra Kau and Georgia Apana; brothers Hastings and Archie "Sonny" Yee Hoy; sister Audrey Keolanui and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Barbara Faye Orta, 52, of Ewa Beach is also survived by brother Joseph A. Augusto. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Itoe Sasaki, 91, of Kaneohe died June 2. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Richard, brother Robert Tokumoto, sisters Sueno Muramoto and Shizue "Jean" Hamamura, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Yonekichi Sato, 99, of Pukalani, Maui, a utility sugar processor for Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., died last Thursday at home. He was born in Fukushima, Japan. He is survived by wife Take; sons James, Herbert, Richard and Stanley; daughters Esther Larsen, Patsy Ota and Julia Sato Libby; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mary R. Svensson, 87, of Honolulu died June 1 in Honolulu. She was born in Massachusetts. She is survived by niece Ruth. Private services.

Soichi "Jonah" Uehara, 80, of Honolulu is also survived by son Scott. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

Emerenciana Sison Ugalde, 68, of Honolulu died Monday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Romeo; sons Ruel, Romeo Jr. and Rychell; daughters Nelia Manaligod, Rowena and Romerlee Ugalde and Romeriza Miguel; sister Virginia Madridejos; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Oahu Cemetery. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. No flowers.

Pablo Guzman Ventura, 77, of Aiea, who retired from the U.S. Navy, died Saturday at home. He was born in Zambales, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Josefina T.; sons Nestor, Ruben, Eric and Christopher; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Rd. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. No flowers.

Albert Vierra, also known as "Al" or "Pops," 83, of Kailua died last Thursday in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Edward "Eddie" and Louis "Louie," daughters Virginia "Ginger" Jerome and Jolene "Joey" Vierra, sister Bernice Almeida and seven grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Norman Ignatius Yamamoto, 48, of Hilo, a former community service aide with Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother Harry J., hanai brother Raymond "Lana" Rowe Jr. and sisters Rosabel Camacho, Adeline Neil, Joan Shaw, Edith Armstrong and Kathleen Yamamoto. Memorial Mass: 6 p.m. Saturday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eva Sonoko Yamashita, 70, of Kaneohe died May 31. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Eric Y. and Earl S., daughter Edie S. and brothers George N., Vincent Y., Lawrence T., Kenneth K., Milton M. and Roy M. Hirohata. Private services.

Eugene Yuen, 60, of San Mateo, Calif., who retired from IBM, died May 28 in San Francisco. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence, son Michael and mother Elsie. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. No flowers. Donations to be dispersed for lung cancer research and Shriner's Hospital for Children.



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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