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Obituaries
Tuesday, June 26, 2001


Toribia Agrade, 100, of Kekaha, Kauai, died Friday in Waimea Care Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Juanita Renti Cruz, Celedonia Aguedan, Veronica Ulanday and Esther Agor; caregiver Perlita Mararagan; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. today at St. Theresa's Church in Kekaha. Call 9 to 9:45 a.m. Burial: Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Kinichi Anzai, 92, of Honolulu, a retired baker, died June 14. He is survived by sons James and David; daughters Florence Sato, Daisy Mikami and Dora Miyasato; brothers Wataru, Makoto and Gilbert; sisters Alice Sanpei and Evelyn Winninighoff; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bert Akira Arimoto, 39, of Kirkland, Wash., a certified public accountant and financial analyst with Safeco in Seattle, died May 31 in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pamela, children Alessa and Kolby, parents Richard and Katherine, and brother and sisters Wanda Sueda and Gary and Lori Arimoto. Services: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Koolau Golf Course Ballroom. Call after 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. The Bert Arimoto Colon Cancer Cure Golf Tournament is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Koolau Golf Course. Proceeds will be used for cancer research. For more information, contact David Matsunami at 226-0950.

Kelly "Mr. Kelly" Donald Auerbach, 83, of San Jose, Calif., formerly of Kauai, died June 19. He is survived by daughters Dagmar Bills and Elodie Moniz Jr., three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa. Call after 4 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. No floral arrangements. Leis welcome.

Robert Brian Brinkopf, 44, of Honolulu, an attorney in private practice, died Saturday. He was born in Lincoln, Neb. He is survived by wife Mina, parents Harold and Peggy, and brother Bradford. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Rd., Honolulu 96817.

Richard U. "Dickie" English, 75, of Haiku, Maui, a retired mechanic, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was also a Vietnam War veteran. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by sons Wayne and Richard C. Jr.; brothers John, Archie and Buddy; sisters Myrna Kaholokula, Maile Zanakis, Chellie English and Annie Yamane; and nine grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Rita's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Galen Lawrence Evangelista, 41, of Kehena, Hawaii, an employee for Sunshine Helicopters in Kawaihae, Hawaii, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Chelsea K.; fiancee Tutie Brennan; parents Rodrigo and Mary K.; brothers Roderick A., Vernon A., Harry V., William D. and John L.; sisters Trinidad M. Ballesteros and Georgette Ramos; and hanai sons Sundance and Dylan Brennan and John Cooper. Prayer services: 11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Wake: 8:30 p.m. Friday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.

Jeffrey Hauoli Foster, 45, of Makakilo, a welder at Marisco Ltd., died June 6 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter LeShell; sisters Allison Perez, Valerie Foster-Beaver, Natalie Honey Luana Lebeau, Diane Hatori and Minerva Foster; and brothers Glenn Lani Foster and Manasey Hatori. Committal services: 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

Takeshi Fukunaga, 80, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died June 5. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Koichi and Frank, and sister Sally Nakamura. Private services.

John Calvin "Cal" Harberts, 85, of Hilo and Napa Valley, Calif., a retired owner of the Bubbling Well Pet Memorial Park, died May 3 in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Lancaster, Wis. He is survived by wife Catherine "Scotty," sons Phillip W. and Dan C., daughter Candis, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Humane Society of Napa County, 1111 Main St., Napa, CA 94558; the We Care Animal Society, 2222 Main St., Napa, CA 94558; or to the Bubbling Well Pet Memorial Park, Attn.: Cal Harberts Memorial Garden, 2462 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa, CA 94558.

Ethel Tomie Higuchi, 76, of Honolulu, a retired sales clerk at House of Adler, died June 20. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Raymond K., sons Blake T. and Forde F., daughters Claudia N. Furumoto and Audrey K. Higuchi, brother Baldwin Nanbu, sister Yoshiko Kamei and three granddaughters. Private services.

Alexander Alika Huddy, 68, of Haleiwa, died June 6. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by wife Mabel; son Dana; daughters Debra Ann Yoshizu, Darrelyn Sumile and Uilani Galius; brother Jerry; sister Laverne Gilmore and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Misao Inouye, 79, of Aiea, a retired employee of Interisland Resorts, died Thursday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Wayne, daughter Cynthia Okubo, sister Yukie Nishizaki, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shizuko Itagaki, 90, of Hilo, a retired midwife for the former Yamanoha Hospital, died June 16 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kaueleau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Audrey Kakugawa, two granddaughters and two great-grandsons. Private services.

Toshie Nitta Kagawa, 78, of Honolulu, a retired secretary, died June 15 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by son Dr. Robert S., brother Isamu Nitta and sisters Nancy Choriki, Yoshie Masumoto and Mitzie Nitta. Private services.

Sarah Kahauku, 90, of Honolulu, died June 9. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by husband John A., daughter Sally Ann Kamae, sister Daisy Alexander, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Masei Kaneshiro, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Otani Fish Market maintenance man, died last Tuesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Gushikawa, Okinawa. He is survived by wife Hayako; sons Masao, Masato "Boxer," Masaki and Masashi; daughters Patsy Brooks and Karen Higashi; four sisters; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m.

Tokumi "Kodak" Kodama, 92, of Hilo, a buyer for American Factors, a building products company, died Friday in Life Care Center of Hilo. He is survived by son Rodney, daughters Judy Sumera and Betty Koga, brother Larry, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dixie Laurel Kopps, 78, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Pasadena, Calif. She is survived by husband Richard; sons Richard, Jason and Bradford; daughter Signe; two brothers; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Frances "Honey" Leonora Mason-Rhodes, 70, of Waianae, will be remembered in a visitation after 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waianae. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Gail E. Mix, 81, of Kihei, a real estate broker, died Friday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was also owner and president of Bronson Fan Manufacturing Corp. He was born in Long Beach, Calif. He is survived by wife Helen Holter-Mix, son Jeffrey, stepson Lance Holter, daughters Kathleen Tankersley and Eileen Koch, brother Gene, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Maui Masonic Lodge. Call after 10 a.m. Graveside services: Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers, donations suggested to Shriners Hospital for Children or to the Rotary Scholarship Fund.

Tsuyako Okuno, 87, of Kailua, died June 7 in Orange County, Calif. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Helen Yamasaki and Arlene Kobata; sisters Tomoe Yoshikawa, June Mano and Agnes Kim; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bryant Kapumaeoleonalani Puchalski, infant son of Regina Marie Puchalski and Edward Del Rosario Jr., died June 13. He is also survived by brother Bryson, grandparents John and Muriel, hanai grandparents Joseph and Josephine Self, and godparents Sherry Menza and Edena Dennis. Private services.

Francisco Macatumbas Saoit, 51, of Honolulu died June 15 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lydia; daughter Kathleen; son Gilbert; brothers Hipolito, Placido and Pablo; and sisters Liwliwa and Bibiana Barayuga, Estrella Saoit and Leticia Bonilla. Services: 7 p.m. July 8 at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: noon July 9 at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Fort Street Mall. Call after 10 a.m. Burial with military honors at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Kamaile Souza Shoaf, 49, of Honolulu, a security guard for Royal Guard Security Co., died June 18 in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Robert, sons Robert Jr. and William, daughter Keanukapulani, parents Bob and Dutchie Souza, sister Keanu Koprowski, brother Pomaikai Souza, grandmother Mary Harbottle and eight grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eunice K. Smythe, 57, of Los Angeles, a former employee of Kapiolani Bowl, died June 17 in Los Angeles. She was also a secretary with Ameron HC&D. She is survived by daughter Naomi Conaway, sons Francis and Kennedy Smythe and Michael Uina, sisters Joan Cabreros and Rachel Maalea, and 10 grandchildren. Services: 9:45 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Reynette Ainahauokalani Spencer Stevens, 38, of Laupahoehoe Mauka, Hawaii, is also survived by stepfather Elmer Coyle. Additional services: 5 p.m. Friday at Kamehameha Schools Chapel. Call after 4 p.m. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published last Tuesday.

Florence Hoshiko Takabayashi, 74, of Honolulu, a retired office worker for Aloha Motors Parts Department, died Wednesday in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by mother Tsuneko Shintaku and sister Irene Uyehara. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew's Cathedral. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eleanor Emily Ululani Kaohi Toledo, 78, of Honolulu, a retired secretary for Our Lady of Peace Church Cathedral and Kapiolani Community College, died Friday. She was born in Heeia. She is survived by sons Joseph Jr. and Andrew, sister Mary Kaohi, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Prayer services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Call again from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mystical Rose Chapel, Chaminade University of Honolulu. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Ioelu "Talaimatai" Totemese, 61, of Honolulu, died June 14 in Queen's Medical Center. He is survived by wife Logola I.; son Franklin B.; daughters Ruta I., Aitogi I., Ianeta I. Tuia and Jayne K.; sister Nuuesa Ofagalilo and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Community Church. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Yonekiyo Yonemura, 91, of Kailua-Kona, a retired auto mechanic, died June 11 in Keauhou Rehabilitation Healthcare Center. He was born in Waipio, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sugie, son Edwin, daughter Kay Brasher, brother Yonehachi, sister Sachiko Seo, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua Stake Center. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kona Memorial Park. Aloha attire.



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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