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Obituaries
Wednesday, August 8, 2001


Grace Tim How Chang Chee, 91, of Honolulu, died Thursday in Maunalani Nursing Home. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Wallace C.H., Warren C.M., Wilson C.O. and Wilbert C.F.; daughters Lila J. Chee, Mary Ning and Constance Kwan; brothers Stephen Chang and Jack Chang; sisters Lum C. Ho and Winifred Wong; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Taoist services: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Corazon Barrientos Ching, 45, of Honolulu, will be remembered in services at 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 8:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, Kalihi. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park Cemetery. Incorrect information was provided by the mortuary for an obituary published yesterday.

George Pualeiai Davis Sr., 84, of Kapaakea, Molokai, a retired Hawaii Tug and Barge employee, died Friday in Molokai General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Charles, Ronald, Kalei and George H. "Sonny" Jr.; daughters Louella Martinez, Mokihana Rodrigues and Matilda Davis; brothers Abraham Piianaia and Arnold Morgado Sr.; sisters Rachel McGuire, Nani Makanui and Mae Lambert; 22 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kalamaula. Call after 9 a.m. Additional services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, Honolulu. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Jefferey "Jeff" Diaz, 44, of Waipahu, a roofer, died July 25. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Levi J. Simpliciano; mother Antonina Dias; sisters Anna Haasenritter, Charlene Johnson and Sandra Diaz; and brother Brian. Private services.

Elinor Ho Garcia, 91, of Wailuku, a retired teacher, died Sunday at Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Wallette Pellegrino and three grandchildren. Private services.

Hiromi Hamada, 62, of Las Vegas, a retired electrical supervisor, died July 18. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by mother Ichino; brothers Albert, Robert and Itsuo; and sisters Barbara Sasahara, Masayo "Rose" Mahi and Jean Hamada. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Thompson T. Hirai, 84, of Mililani, a retired bowling manager at Pearl Harbor, died Aug. 1. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Carmela S.; sons Lawrence T. and Leighton M.; brother Kowashi; sisters Ruth Hirai and Vivian Parker; and three grandchildren. Services: Noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Abel William John Sr., 83, of Waimanalo, a retired Matson Navigation Co. stevedore, died Saturday in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. He is survived by sons William Jr., Abel W. Jr. and Ivan; daughters Wanda Holi, Rita Bongo, Brenda Fischer and Jean Kuahuia; sister Elizabeth; brother Hiram; 26 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Jane Mitsue Kaio, 62, of Hilo, a retired employee at AAFES-Schofield, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by son Hy; daughter April Bautista; brothers Gilbert, James, Dennis and Thomas; sisters Chiyoko Ito, Gladys Miyazaki, Esther Asato and Judy Nakama; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Joan Yvonne "Vonnie" Lyons, 71, of Kalaoa, Hawaii, executive director at Destination Kona Coast, died July 16 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif. She is survived by son Douglas L. Behrens and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at the Keauhou Kona Yacht Club. Scattering of ashes to follow. The boat Fair Wind will depart from Keauhou pier. Casual attire.

Blanche Kon Young Mau, 74, of Pearl City, died July 28. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Philip; sons Warren and Richard; daughter Phyllis Sakaba; brothers Frank Ng and George Ng; sisters Mary Ng and Florence Iha; and one grandchild. Services were private.

John Joseph Mendiola, 45, of Honolulu, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Ann Githere and Ellen Mody. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2:45 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Julenne Mari Miguel, 37, of Mililani, died Friday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Ardyce and Tranquelino "Tanker"; brother Mark "Paki"; and sister Lisa Asato. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Raymond K. Nakamoto, 79, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii County Board of Water Supply district supervisor, died Saturday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Waikii, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ruth C.; sons Ronald, Ray and Alan; daughters Ilona Haggerty, Mae Ikeda, Doreen Nakamoto and Viola Altson; sister Ayako Sunada; stepmother Onatsu Nakamoto; half-brothers Francis, Clarence and Richard; half-sisters Maureen Onishi, Bertha Ohta, Cora Suayan and Dorothy Nakamoto; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert Hisashi "Bobby" "Bob" Nomitsu, 67, of Kaneohe, a retired dispatcher at Shell Oil Co., died Friday. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Alice T. and sons Craig M. and Jared T. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eleanor Chisato Ohira, 83, of Aiea, a homemaker, died Thursday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Ronald; daughters Jean Sato, Elaine Miyasaki and Sally Ohira; sister Flora Murashige; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Francis Rodrigues "Kole" Perreira, 70, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired operator and truck driver at Parker Ranch, died Friday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by wife Evelyn; son Francis R.K.; daughter Daisy Ann R. Hooper; brothers Alfred R. Jr., Prince R. and Thomas J.R.; sisters Agnes R. Medeiros, Alice R. Park, Jane R. Tavares and Hattie R. Pawai; hanai son Jan J. Perreira; hanai daughter Lee Tavares; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Kawaihae Road, Waimea. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Waimea Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bala Pillai, 78, of Honolulu, a retired chief of police in India and a World War II veteran for the Indian Royal Air Force, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Burma. He is survived by son Abe M.; daughters Viji Sargis, Indira Lynch, Deepa Alban, Lekha Tull and Pua Pillai; and 10 grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Queen's Medical Center or the American Heart Association.

Charles Joseph Shelton, 78, of Honolulu, a retired associate professor of electronics, died Monday in St. Francis Hospice-Honolulu. He was born in New York City, N.Y. He is survived by wife Antje; daughter Monica Feliciano; and three grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes.

Raymond Andrew Shemo, 72, of Aiea, a lot attendant at South Seas Eagle, died July 28 in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by companion Nora Edgar. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Wallace Joseph Silva, 72, of Kalamaula, Molokai, died Friday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hattie; daughter Heli; hanai daughter Kauionalani Dela Cruz; sons Wallace Jr. and Duke Silva; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kalaiakamanu Hou Church, Kalamaula. Call after 8 a.m. Additional services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Kaimuki. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. next Wednesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Clinton Etsuo Sumida, 63, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed appliance repairman formerly of Independent Appliance S & S and Von Hamm Young, died Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carolyn T.; son Craig A.; daughter Cheryl L.; mother Barbara; and brothers Bert K. and Eugene "Sumo." Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hisae "Dora" Takamori, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired housekeeper at the Moana Surfrider Hotel after 32 years, died July 20. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughter Thelma Hirata; brother Wallace Kono; sisters Sueko Takamori and Margaret Freitas; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Paul Masanobu Tokuda, 74, of Honolulu, died July 19. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Nora Tamura; daughters Sonia Fabrigas, Lynn Braekevelt and Cheryl Mendes; sisters Hatsue Kaneshiro and Jean Kingman; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Wing You Tong, 76, of Ho-nolulu, a retired orthodontist and photographer, died Saturday at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Dorothy; sons Eric and Marc; brother Gordon; sister Ernestine Munei; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 638 Kuakini St. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at the church. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Bible Institute of Hawaii.

Harue Ueno, 86, of Pearl City, died Saturday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John; sons Thomas and Stanley; daughter May Uyehara; sister Mitsuye Yoshida; and six grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Romulo B. Viloria, 47, of Lahaina, died Aug. 1 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Febe C.; sons Marvin and Michael; father Angel; brothers Nester, Renato, Eduardo, Ernesto and Henry; and sisters Nenita Corpuz and Nora L. Carrera. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park.

Walter P. Wozniak, 83, of Honolulu, died Thursday. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Mieko; sons Paul, Thomas, Mark and Rick; daughter Mary Pierce; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.



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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