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Obituaries
Monday, June 18, 2001


Kava Aviu, 83, of Kapolei, a retired stevedore, died Saturday at home. He was born in Tokelau. He is survived by wife Milovale; daughters Vise Aviu, Amelia Iona, Vaimoana Salanoa, Vaolilo Wooley, Faitau Aviu, Loretta Lafitaga and Blanche Aviu-Faumuina; sons Aviu Kava, Titaulu Aviu, Kava Aviu Jr. and Lika Aviu; hanai sons Tufi Magalei, Sam Aviu and Faialaga Willis; hanai daughters Loretta Sagiao and Helen Niuelua; brothers Tai Aviu and Tofa Aviu; 35 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

John Richard Halligan, 73, of Honolulu, died June 11 at home. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by brother William J. Jr. Services were private.

John Donald Huggins, 52, of Waianae, a retired U.S. Navy 1st class aviation maintenance administration data analyst, died May 13 in St. Francis Medical Center Liliha. He was born in Wagoner, Okla. He is survived by wife Aurora A.; daughter Christine-Marie H. Bayudan, sons John-Stephen A. and James-Douglas A., parents J.D. and Elizabeth J., and sister Sandra Gable. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. next Monday at Our Lady of Good Council Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Walter Masao Isara, 73, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter for Pacific Construction Co. and a Korean War veteran, died June 7 in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Irene, son Clifford, daughters Lee Ann LaFortune and Kimberly Sumida, brother Tom, sisters Florence Miyashiro and Lillian York, and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Mary Elizabeth "Aunty Betty" Liu, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii Trust Division clerk and longtime circuit court jury pool volunteer, died June 11. She was born in Honolulu. Services: 8 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Raymond Sakae Naito, 42, of Honolulu, died June 8. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Chad, parents Tadao and Eleanor, and grandmother Tsugi Y. Naito. Services were private.

Kazuo "Bob" Okazaki, 89, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter for Walker-Moody Construction Co. and GENCO, died June 9 in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by son Jack; daughters Judy Shimabuku and Hilda Takehiro; brothers Isamu, Yukito and Gilbert; sister Mineo Matsuzaki; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Constancio Eclipse Quinto, 83, of Honolulu, a retired plumber for Standard Plumbing, died June 2 in St. Francis Medical Center Liliha. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Naty, sons Franklin M. and Reynaldo M., daughter Ruth Salviejo and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nancy Venenciano Retuta, 38, of Honolulu, died June 8 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Alfred B. Jr., sons Irish V. and Alfred B. III, mother Marcela V. Venenciano, brother Henry Venenciano and sister Jocelyn V. Panggat. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Robert Frank Ruhr Jr., 52, of Mililani, a U.S. Navy computer programmer, died June 10 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in St. Louis. He is survived by wife Rose M., daughter Johnna E., mother Florence Mantel, stepmother Vickie and stepbrothers Terry, Craig and Randy Gilmore and Mark Mantel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Wheeler Army Airfield Chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

Gonzalo Alcantra Tango, 88, of Kahuku, died May 24 in Kahuku Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Norma, son Cirilo and daughter Magdalena Pablo. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Roch Catholic Church, Kahuku. Call after 5 p.m. Burial at a later date in the Philippines.

Katsumi Tokuuke, 77, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, a retired electrician for Wasa Electric Co., died June 10 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Pohakea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Chun H., sons Terrance and Jeremy, brothers Satomi "Stoney" and Shigeru, sisters Masako Hirata and Nobuko Tsuchiya, and one grandchild. Services were private.

Marilyn Keahilani Wong, 67, of Honolulu, died June 10 in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lawrence K.S., son LeRoy K.S., daughter Theresa A. "Terri" Hara, brother Alexander "Alex" Lee, sisters Eudora A. Lee and Loretta Kahele, and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Private inurnment at a later date.

Veneracion Degala Yumol, 58, of Honolulu, died June 8. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Cesar; daughter Lorelei Llagan; sons Carlo and Christian; father Catalino Degala; sister Norma Collado; brothers Charles Degala, Kelly Degala and Catalino Degala Jr.; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, Kalihi. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Cemetery.



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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