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Sunday, August 19, 2001


Robert Noboru Akamine, 80, of Honolulu, a retired certified public accountant, died Aug. 9 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Terence, Rodney and Steven; brothers Harry and Michael; sister Ruth Miller; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Lucia Zapata Astrande, 84, of Hilo, a seamstress for Kamehameha Garment Factory, died Thursday in the Life Center of Hilo. She was born in Dolores Abra, Philippines. She is survived by husband Conrado; daughters Reslenia Calvan, Perlita Byrne Herzog; sons Warlito and Guely; sister Petra Villareal; brothers Guillermo and Jaime Zapata; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Church in Keaau. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Diana Mae Bennett, 73, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a homemaker, died Aug. 11 at home. She was born in Puyallup, Wash. She is survived by daughters Rebecca McCollum and Karyl "Bunny" Lindegaard; son Bernie; stepsister Maureen Campbell; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. today at Rebecca L. McCollum's residence on Piko Road in Captain Cook. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Hospice of Kona.

Elaine Toshie Beppu, 71, of Wailuku, a retired Iao intermediate School teacher, died Wednesday at Kula Hospital. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by brother Edward. Private services. In lieu of koden, donations suggested to the American Lung Association of Hawaii-Maui, 95 Mahalani St., Suite 24, Wailuku, HI 96793-2595.

Florante Tagavilla Cariaga, 43, of Wailuku, a retired police officer, died Aug. 12 in Waihee. He was born in Manila, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lilian; parents Jovencio and Pacita; brothers Froilan, Jovencio Jr., Jerry, Ferdinand, Politico, Victor, Tino and Albert; and sisters Jovy Lavarias, Kathleen, Doreen, Myra and Carol. Services: 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Burial to follow at Makawao Cemetery. Casual attire.

Henry Crowder, 58, of Kaneohe, a retired glazier of Alpha Glass, Inc., died Aug. 11. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Diana; daughter Dee Kong; son Henry K.; brothers George, Joseph and Bertram; and sisters Margaret Freitas, Elvina Alexander, Rebecca Meyer and Gladys. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Committal service to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe.

Ronald Tomiichi Kanai, 81, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired county heavy equipment operator, died Tuesday in the Kona Community Hospital. He is survived by wife Minnie; sons Allen Balensuela, Stanley and Arnold; sister Mitsuyo Shinmoto; and four grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Virginia Koulilani Kanoho Kapea, 60, of Waipahu, died Aug. 12. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Daniel Sr.; daughter Kori Hamada; sons Kenneth "Allen" Jr., Kyle, Kirk, Kelson and Kerbert Silva; stepsons Daniel Jr. and Derek Kapea; stepdaughter Danlynn Good; brothers Ronald "Ipo", Glen and Elgin "Suki" Kanoho and Alvin Kahoonei; sisters Mapuana Cerezo, Jamie McCandless, Alvina Kahoonei, Arnell Ainoa and Arlette Banis; 10 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wake service: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Rita's Church. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Loretta Eleanor Koga, 62, of Honolulu, a retired East-West Center secretary, died Tuesday in the Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard; son Gerald; daughters Sharilyn Omine and Melissa Pasadava; brother Richard Young; sister Irene Free; hanai daughter Carolyn Taniguchi; and five grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after noon. Burial to follow at 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

Saturnino Manibog, 77, of Kahului, a retired HC&S irrigator, died Wednesday in the Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Mercedes; sons Lester, Matthew, Edward and Jonathan; daughters Esther Bugtong, Rhonda Tumbaga, Violet Casino, Virgie "Jean" Ulep and Letty; 22 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. Lei only.

Sadao Nishida, 87, of Hilo, a retired probation administrator, died Thursday in the Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Bessie Y.; daughters Anne Sadayasu, Jeanne Yagi and Joan Sakaba; and five grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St. Call after 4 p.m. Inurnment service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the National Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. No flowers.

Clayton H. Omi, 44, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Kauai Lagoons golf maintenance man, died Aug. 12 at home. He was born in Lihue, Kauai. Private services held.

Junko Shiroma also known as Junko Nakamura, 37, of Honolulu, a wedding services office clerk, died Thursday. She was born in Sendai, Japan. She is survived by husband Jarvis; father Hidematsu Nakamura; and brother Norio Nakamura. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m.

Gwendolyn Uilani Silva, 50, of Waianae, a Waianae Bowl cashier, died Tuesday. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Sheila Kealoha; son Manu Kealoha; mother Violet Ayau; brothers Wallace and Alan Ayau; sisters Roslin Keopuhiwa and Jocelyn Amina; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nanakuli Door of Faith Mission. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Dwight C. Spillman Jr., 56, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Army National Guard aircraft inspector, died Tuesday in the Hilo Medical Center. He is survived by wife Claudia, stepsons Blane and James Pacheco, sister Katherine Mendoza and hanai daughter Colleen Rezentes. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday and noon Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 5 p.m. Tuesday and after 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire.

Sayoko Takaoka, 95, of Honolulu, died July 27. She is survived by a son, daughters, grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Jodo Mission of Hawaii, 1249 Makiki St., Honolulu, HI 96814.



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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