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Obituaries
Wednesday, July 11, 2001


Kenneth Hiroji Abe, 86, of Honolulu, a retired administrator for the city Urban Renewal Program, died June 30 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.

Arthur Yoshinori Akinaka, 92, of Honolulu, a retired consulting civil engineer, died June 22 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Misako, sons Asa and Robert, brother Hisato, sisters Amy Takata and Kikue Yano, and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Kuakini Foundation.

Ann Haruko Aoyagi, 93, of Kaneohe died last Wednesday. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Harry and Henry, daughters Alma Aoyagi and Florence Pangkee, five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harry Kenichi Araki, 87, of Honolulu, a retired stock clerk at Schofield, died Sunday. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Edwin and Roy, daughter Joyce Ogawa, brother James, sister Chitose Kanuha, eight grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Congregational Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Thelma Lynne I. Chesnar, 77, of Kamuela, Hawaii, and formerly of South Point, Kau, retired president of the Alief, Texas, Chamber of Commerce, died Thursday at home. She was born in Houston. She is survived by daughter Elizabeth "Stacey" Spikerman, son James "Jim," sister Geraldine Veilunas, and two grandsons. Sunset services: Saturday at Lai O Makahiki in Milolii South Kona. Call after 4 p.m. Highway markers will be placed to show exact location.

Kim Heen Ching, 85, of Honolulu, a retired federal worker, died last Wednesday in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons George and Naoya Hokama, and sisters Ruby Au and Rosaline Ching. Private services.

Evelyn Tarsilla Sanoria Dismaya, 84, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died Saturday in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Roger, Eugene and Ernie Orevillo and Al Jr. and Jeffrey Acob; daughters Mildred Morante, Sally Tagalicod, Juliet Marion, Carmen Fontes, Frances Aiona, Caroline Roque and Norma and Sandra Acob; sister Rosita Palisbo; hanai sons Nathan and Allan Orevillo; 42 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa, Hawaii. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.

Jose Candelaria Garcia, 84, of Kaneohe, who retired from the Honolulu Community Action Program, died June 28 in Aloha Nursing Home. He was born in Manila. He is survived by son Jose III, daughters Josie Rayray and Priscilla Paulino, 15 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Richard Mamoru Hiroshige, 84, of Honolulu, died July 2. Incorrect information for an obituary published Monday.

Dawn Danielle Horwath, 26, of Honolulu, died Sunday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Robert and Ann, sister Courtney, and grandparents Mary Mason and Leonard and Dolores Held. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, 2610 Kilihau St., Honolulu 96819-2020.

William L.F. Huddy, 73, of Kapaa, Kauai, who retired from the Kauai Police Department, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elizabeth, daughters Heidy Yamamoto and Helga Fuchtner, sister Nohi Ako, brother Joseph, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Kapaa Missionary Church. Call from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Shigeru Ito, 85, of Hilo, an accountant with the C. Brewer and Co., died July 2 in Fremont, Calif. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by son Merrill, daughters Cherilyn Ito and Lynette Hines, and five grandsons. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

David Nawai Kaluhiokalani, also known as "Uncle Jackie" or "Kahuku David," 82, of Waialua, who retired from the Hawaiian Meat Co., died July 3. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Clarence, Walter and Buddylee; daughters Sylvia Kaluhiokalani-Pebley, Delores Kaluhiokalani-Rowe, Edith Kaluhiokalani-Kaikuana and Naomi Kaluhiokalani-Kaaiawaawa; stepsons Damien Ho and Davie Silva; 25 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Ruth Wui Tsin Kau, 94, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher at Kalakaua Intermediate School, died July 1. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Private services.

Molly Catherine Kemplin, 63, of Honolulu, died Friday at home. She is survived by husband Perry, son Jefferson, foster mother Lucille Marshall, and foster sister Janet Helm. Memorial celebration: 5:30-7:30 tonight for an all-you-can-eat buffet at China House restaurant, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Diabetes Association of Hawaii.

John "Aku" Kauhane Kua, 70, of Keaukaha, Hawaii, a maintenance supervisor for the former Job Corps of Hilo, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Nanihau "Nita" Mercedes Ioane; daughters Natalie Hanson, Noleen Mendes, Crystal Kua-Bikle, Kimberly Medeiros and Beverly Kua; sons John Jr., Clayton, Jonathan and Christopher; brothers Fritz III, Sam and Joel Kua and Solomon Kahaawi; sister Mary L. McCarthy; hanai daughter Melissa Nachor; hanai son Clifton-John K.; 38 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha, Hawaii. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Alejo T. Lazo, 91, of Hilo, died yesterday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by hanai daughters Harriet Daog, Vanita L. Kaleo, Cecilia Polikapu-Samson and Sandi Claveria; hanai son Francis Claveria; and care giver Francisca Caballero.

Winfred Yuk Ken Lee, also known as "Sonny" or "Lefty," 69, of Honolulu, a retired civil engineer from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, died July 3. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Lynn; sons Michael and Anthony; daughters Linda Cullen and Kristina Rodrigues; stepdaughter Janel Ajimura; brother John Lee Jr.; sisters Lenora Cassil, Lila Umiamaka and Helene Ryan; and two grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Young Jay Lee, 83, of Honolulu, an Outrigger Canoe Club employee, died last Wednesday. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jennie T., son Gregory B., and sister Gertrude Kelley. Memorial services: 8 a.m. tomorrow at Outrigger Canoe Club.

Stephen Dai Heen Low, 66, of Honolulu, a retired electrical engineer with Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Linda, son Sanford, daughter Liane Low-Bevett, brother Elvin, and sisters Sylvia Lee and Merle Hu. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. No flowers.

Consolacion San Juan Mercado, 74, of Kapolei, died Thursday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Rodrigo; son Rodrigo Jr.; daughters Maria Tess Donor and Aaron C. Mercado; brothers Potenciano, "Atong" and Nestor San Juan; sisters Felina San Juan and Carmen Aster; and nine grandchildren. Services in the Philippines.

Felicitas Tayag Nanquil, 71, of Honolulu, died Saturday. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Sergio; sons Racquiel, Francisco, Sergio Jr. and Christopher; daughters Cristina Bundalian, Belina Cabuso and Ligaya and Felserna Nanquil; brothers and sisters in the Philippines; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services and burial in the Philippines at a later date.

Helen Tagnipes Ortogero, 73, of Waianae, died last Wednesday at home. She was born in Puukulii, Maui. She is survived by sons retired Lt. Col. Martin Jr. of the U.S. Air Force, Anthony and Randy; daughters Theresa O. Adric and Kathleen Ortogero; sister Lucy Galon; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Suzanne "Suzie" P. Perreira-Pico, 51, of Ewa Beach, a child care provider, died Friday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alfred W. Perreira-Pico, mother Thelma J. Pacheco, brother Frederick "Ricky" Whitney, and sister Louise McLean. Prayer services: 2:15 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Arthur Morton Pettler, 87, of Wailua, Kauai, a physician, died July 3 in Wailua. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife Mariam, son Peter, daughters Penny Jennings and Peggy Ellenburg, and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Valentina Rebuldela, 96, of Papaikou, Hawaii, died Sunday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Jaime, Gregorio, Peter, Juan, Roy and Alfred; daughters Lolita Cabison, Leonora Dacayanan, Candida Swain, Leonila Stone and Norma Acain; 42 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Immaculate Heart of the Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Felicia Salvatera, 88, of Honolulu, died July 3. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Dolores Kim, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Kalihi. Call from 9 to 11 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Robert Lei Silva, 58, of Honolulu, a retired blacksmith at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died July 2 in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai daughter Cindy Decoss; hanai son Rodney Mudd; brothers Hartwell K., William D. and Samuel K.; sisters Terry V. Saito, Nani Vierra and Iwalani Dabbs; and hanai sisters Rachel Igata, Jean Bugg and Dee Espinoza. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Call again after 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

Raymond Hachiro Sumida, also known as "Hachi" or "Poku," 77, of Aiea, a retired maintenance inspector for Fort Shafter, died Thursday. He also served during World War II in the 100th Infantry Battalion and the Korean War. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kay K., sons Allan Y. and Gary H., daughter Aileen K. Ogomori, brothers Leighton and Haruo, and six grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Elizabeth T. Takahashi, 88, of Honolulu, died July 3 in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Wailua. She is survived by husband Shinzo and sister Gertrude Oba. Private services.

Mary Tokiko Takaoka, 75, of Honolulu, a retired barber at Takaoka Barber Shop, died June 20 at home. She was also a Naris Cosmetics administrative secretary. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by husband Errol, son the Rev. Earl, daughter Maureen, sister Margaret Oshiro, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Jason Masami Uehara, 47, of Honolulu, formerly of Mana, Kauai, died Friday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by mother Bernice, brothers Clifton and Floyd, and sister Iris. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m.

Ruth Louie Wong, 93, of Honolulu, a retired general contractor, died June 27 in Manoa Care Home. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by son Franklin, daughters Ruthlyn Stephan and Georgene Rognier, sister Jenny Mew, and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: Nuuanu Memorial Park.

Matsuo Yokoyama, 88, of Honokaa, Hawaii died Friday at home. He was born in Kona. He is survived by sons Kenneth S., George and Howard M.; daughters Charlotte E. Kurtz and Jean Y. Alden; sisters Kimiyo Takahashi and Dorothy I. Ikeda; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services over ashes: 5 p.m. Friday at Paauilo Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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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