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Obituaries
Friday, July 6, 2001


Kenneth Hiroji Abe, 86, of Honolulu, a retired city urban renewal program administrator, died Saturday in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by son Kenneth Hiroshi; daughters Judith Kato, Susan Abe and Lorene Waggaman; brothers Masaji, Masao, Howard and Koji; sister Hatsuno Shinbo; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

James Z. Arakawa, 78, of Waianae, a retired self-employed contractor, died June 22. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Clara; daughters Ardis Kaneshiro, Janice Tabernigg and Gail Taira; brothers Raymond and Kenneth; sisters Helen Kaneko, Leatrice Fujimoto and Betty Aniya; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Faith Atoia, 40, of Waianae, died June 13 in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Siaosi; companion Calvin; sons Malachi and Micah Atoia and Calvin and Kamalani Antone; mother Sharon Wong; brother Joseph Wong; sisters Honeygirl Laimana, Betty Lou Baldamero and Halelu, Ruth and Malawai Wong; and grandmother Hattie Kamealoha. Memorial services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Resurrection of Life Church, across from Nanakuli Beach Park. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Taunuuga Mulivai Autele, 42, of Waianae, a construction worker, died Saturday. He was born in Manu'a Tau, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Zalinda; son Lono; daughter Taurene Manu; mother Sulaeseina Autele; brothers Sue'ae, Andrew, Mausali, Apelu, Etimani and Ali'i; and sister Autasis Hedquest. Services: 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Auwaiolimu Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery at 2 p.m. Attire: Sunday best.

Clifton Levan Bohner, 26, of Waipahu, a student, died Saturday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Robert and Jennifer, brother Ryken, sister Vivian Tsutsumi and grandparents Lino and Cres Badua. Mass: 7 p.m. Monday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Clarence Wah Cho Chock, 79, of Honolulu, a retired tax examiner for the state Department of Taxation, died last Friday at home. He was born in Kahului, Maui. He is survived by sons Thomas, Robert and Cedric; daughters Ruth Dean, Loretta Davis and Sharon Kawae; brothers Wallace, Lawrence and Francis; sisters Beatrice Tom and Mary Mau; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Maggie DeRego Cypriano, 76, of Ahualoa, Hawaii, a retired Honokaa School cafeteria baker, died Saturday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Ahualoa. She is survived by husband Louis D.; sons Wendell, Stanley and Dwayne; daughter Edna Gomes; brother Augustine DeRego; sisters Alice Cypriano and Annie Fraga; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Lourdes, Honokaa Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Nathan E. Davis, 80, of Honolulu, a retired first-class sergeant in the U.S. Army, died Monday. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by wife Setsu, son Takeo, daughters Hisae Davis and Namie Wallace, sisters Dorothy Salsbery and Rosie Kincaid, and seven grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary, West Chapel. Call after noon. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Richard Murphy Hendricks, 79, of Wahiawa, died June 25. He was born in Atlanta. He is survived by wife Hideko, brothers Charles and Davis, and two grandsons. Private services.

Anthony Joaquin Lopez, 89, a retired deputy chief from the city, died Saturday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Violet; children Patricia Urieff, Anthony Lopez Jr. and Conrad J. Lopes; brothers Alvin, Christopher, Ignatius and Louis; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Church in Pauoa. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to American Cancer Society Prostate Support Group or St. Francis Hospice.

Christopher Manuwai, 74, of Kaneohe, a retired field supervisor for the federal government, died last Friday in Kailua. He is survived by sons Chris and Scott; daughters Nella Sword, Rosie Manuwai-Rowe and Noe DelaVega; brother Raymond Hightower; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Episcopal Church. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

James G. Mercado, 72, of Wahiawa, a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, died Monday at home. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Jeanne Catalan, sons Kyung Soo Lee and Richard Mercado, sisters Violet Ballesteros and Rose Castillo, and five grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Monday at St. John's Apostle and Evangelist Church. Call after 10:15 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Dorothy Marie Passmore, 90, of Honolulu, a retired graphic artist, died June 22 at home. She was born in Lincoln, Neb. She is survived by nieces Dorothy Lindsay Passmore and Gail Passmore Cummings, nephews Warren Fix and Dan and David Passmore, and 16 other nieces and nephews. Memorial services: 9:30 a.m. July 11 at Villa on Eaton Square.

Cecil Conrad Shumaker II, 36, of Honolulu, a master sergeant for the U.S. Air Force, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Langley Air Force Base, Va. He is survived by wife Beverli, daughter Rachelle, son Mason, parents Cecil and Judson, sister Margaret Pearson, grandmother Eva, great-grand aunt Bea and hanai son Sean Palmerton. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Monday at Nellis Chapel, Hickam Air Force Base. Aloha or military attire.

Shogo "Molo" Sugai, 76, of Honolulu, a retired plumber and pipefitter, died June 30. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Margaret, sons Russell and Rodney, daughter Audrey Torii, brothers Saburo and Yoshiiji, and sisters Harumi Horiuchi and Yoshie Hayashida. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Felomina Trinidad, 81, of Waianae, died June 26. She was born in Abra, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Francisco and Ben Ariota, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mervlyn Oshita Tsugawa, 69, of Honolulu, died June 5 at home. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband George, daughter Pamela, brothers Paul and Howard Oshita, and sisters Sally Nakatsu, Eva Omori and Jennie Umetsu. Private services.

Carmencita "Mercing" Birco Uganiza, 59, of Ewa Beach, who worked at MMT Realty in Kahala Mall, died June 21. She was born in Nueva Vizcaya, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Pedrito "Peter"; sons Elmer, Willard, Jesus and Joel; daughters Rosalina Aquino, Necy Rayo, Sherrie Yabes, Nenita Barut and Joann Madamba; brother Leopoldo Birco; sister Lourdes Tubran; and 17 grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 8:15 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

John Henry Wells, 86, of Honolulu, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, died Saturday at home. He was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He is survived by former wife Marjorie L.; sons Ken, Kevin and Richard; daughters Debra and Tracy; stepmother Donna; sister Mary Fisher; and 11 grandchildren. Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Deaths elsewhere

Ernie K-Doe, flamboyant rhythm and blues singer who had a No. 1 hit with "Mother-in-Law" in 1961, died yesterday. He was 65.

A hospital spokesman in New Orleans said "various internal illnesses" were the cause.

K-Doe -- born Ernest Kador Jr. -- was one of many New Orleans musicians, including Fats Domino, Aaron Neville and the Dixie Cups, who landed singles at or near the top of the national charts in the 1950s and '60s.

K-Doe had a handful of minor hits, such as "T'aint It the Truth," "Come on Home" and "Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta." But he was forever associated with his only No. 1 single.

In 1995, K-Doe opened Ernie K-Doe's Mother-in-Law Lounge near the French Quarter and performed there Sundays.



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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