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Obituaries
Wednesday, August 22, 2001


Daisy Fumiko Aoyama, 89, of Honolulu, a retired sales clerk at the Crack Seed Center, died Thursday. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Eleanor H. Shigemura, sisters Florence Kawamura and Jeanette Kawamoto, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Barbara R. Bamford, 75, of Honolulu, died Aug. 6. She was born in New York. She is survived by daughter Tabitha, son Thaddeus, brother Richard Kates and three grandchildren. Memorial services and scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lanikai Beach (canoe area). No flowers but leis accepted. Cas-ual attire. Donations suggested to any hospice center.

Francisco Unsal Bancud, 46, of Kilauea, Kauai, a groundskeeper for Emmalanie Court Resort, died Saturday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Grace Tangonan; and daughters Gemmalyn, Arlene, Carolyn, Emelyn Grace and Analyn. Overnight visitation from 11 a.m. Monday at residence, 4312 Kaikala St., Kilauea. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Sylvester's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kilauea Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Beulah N. Bell, 96, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired schoolteacher, died Thursday at home. She was born in Nebraska. She is survived by daughters Martha Lockwood and Sally Burmester, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services.

Richard Thomas Bissen, 71, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Aug. 15 at home. He was also a retired safety officer, a retired sergeant first-class with the U.S. Army, a past post commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a past chaplain of Disabled Veterans. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by daughters Sheron Leihuanani Bissen Cabanas, Roxanne Nohealani Nahooikaika and Georgette Kawohikukapulani Bissen-Pelekai; son Richard Thomas Jr.; brothers Morris Bissen and Lawrence Kaholokula; sisters Maile Loque and Karen Paheco; and 15 grandchildren. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao.

Eloise Short Brown, 87, of Salem, Ore., a retired nurse, died Aug. 7 at home. She was also an artist. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Gordon, daughter Adrienne Sexton and three grandsons. Private services.

Leonardo "Leo" Cornelio Cagata, 72, of Honolulu, a retired tire recapper, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Karen Lovell; brothers Solomon and Marium; sisters Hilda, Felicia Santa Ana, Priscilla Valentin and Emily Keanaaina; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m.

Saku Charlton, 70, of Mililani, a seamstress, died Monday. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Ray Roosevelt, daughter Joyce R.S. and brother Akira Shimada. No services.

Barbara Yuk Ing Chun, 67, of Honolulu died Aug. 14. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Yan Chung; sons Vernon and Wayne; daughters Carol Boyce, Marjorie Jay, and Pamela and Beverly Chun; sister Patricia Arakaki; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Bertha Tatsuko Chun, 84, of Hilo died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Holualoa, Kona. She is survived by daughter Edline Chun, niece Marie Kuramoto, sisters Natsuko Tenebro and Amy Tari, and brother Manabu Kunitake. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at the Borthwick-Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Cas-ual attire. No flowers. Donations: American Lung Association, Hilo Chapter.

Loretta Corpuz, 52, of Honolulu, a state employee, died July 30. She was also employed by the Housing and Community Development Corp., New Uptown Fountain and Western Union International. She is survived by brother Franklin, and sisters Linda Corpuz and Virginia Araki. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9:00 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

Emele Fa'apisa Fonoti, 17, of Honolulu died Aug. 15. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by grandmother Toavalu Talili, father Siaosi, mother Rupi Timoteo, stepmother Selena Fonoti and brother Brandon Perry. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1723 Beckley St., Honolulu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Albert "Kaio" Kainukahi Kaui, 70, of Kapaa, Kauai, a policeman, died Aug. 11 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was also a U.S. Marine. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by sons Albert Jr., Raphael and Blaise; brother Richard; sisters Irene Miyashiro, Joanna Delaserna, Adeline Kanahele and Lorraine Smith; and seven grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine's Church in Kapaa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.

Tatsuo "Rusty" Kawamura, 77, of Honolulu, a retired general contractor, died Friday in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He was also a retired U.S. Army colonel. He is survived by wife Jean; daughters Kathy Sokugawa, Cinthy Kagawa and Becky Kawamura-Luis; son Chris; brother Yukio; sisters Mae Takiguchi and Nancy Inouye; and eight grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Henry "Hank" Hatsuichi Kirihara, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired Matson mechanic, died Aug. 4. He was also a World War II veteran. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Lillian Harue; daughter Elaine K. Tanimura; sisters Hisako Yamachika, Jeanette Yamaji, Yaeko Yamasaki and Thelma Akuna; and a granddaughter. Private services.

Lorraine Ann Nobriga Lopes, 70, of Kapolei died last Wednesday. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Gilbert; son David A.; daughters Kathy Ann Centeio, Joanne Marie Sterling and Lorraine; brother James Nobriga; sisters Eleanor Fulcher and Matilda Hooper; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Makakilo. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Clyde S. Matsuyama, 49, of Kalaoa, Kona, a general contractor with Matsuyama Construction Co., died Aug. 6 at home. He is survived by son Raymond, daughters Hannah Loyola and Jennifer To'omata, hanai son Dexter I., father Philip S., brothers Boyd and Dwight, and three grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Solid Rock Ministries in the Kaloko Light Industrial Park. Scattering of ashes: Saturday at Honokohau Harbor. Convoy will depart at 9 a.m. from the Matsuyama baseyard in the new Kohanaiki Industrial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Judy Ann Millar, 57, of Keaau, Hawaii, a business manager for Big Island Appliance & Repair, died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in California. She is survived by son David, daughter Anne, mother Lillian Norman, brother Alan Norman and sister Ruth Windfeldt. Private services.

Fumi Lillian Miyagi, 81, of Honolulu, a retired school cafeteria worker, died Aug. 12 at home. She was born in Specklesville, Maui. She is survived by son Michael, daughter Gale, brother Kameo Yamashiro, sister Janet Oka and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tokusei Miyasato, 90, of Wahiawa died Aug. 10. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by sons Stanley and George; daughter Amy Nakahira; sisters Kiyoko Nakamura, Fumie Miyasato, Norma Kuwaye and Nancy Nakaya; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Shoichi Muranaka, 76, of Honolulu, a retired painter, died Aug. 9 in Straub Hospital. He is survived by wife Shizue, son Kyle S., brothers Tom S. and Susumu, sisters Hisayo and Lorraine N., and two grandchildren. Private services.

Leilehua Stephen Naumu, 82, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a retired truck driver for Standard Oil Co., died Aug. 11. He was born in Leilehua. He is survived by son Gerald, daughters Betty Mateo and Molly Knight, brothers Harold and Arnold, sisters Judy Naumu-Stewart and Minerva Kaohi, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Latter-day Saints, Kalaheo Ward on Kauai. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

David Matthew Itsuo Oishi, 20, of Kahului, an automobile dealership employee, died Sunday in Lahaina. He is survived by parents Anne Kitagawa and Kenneth; grandparents Roy and Virginia Kitagawa, and Kazuo and Shizue; and son Dyllon Oishi-Mochida. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Hisako Okamoto, 84, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired seamstress, died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pahoa. She is survived by sisters Sueko Nishida and Ayako Matsunaga. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Puna Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gaudencia Corpuz Ramos, 54, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a cashier, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Francisco; son Franklin; daughter Francia; sisters Erlinda Frando, Tessie Sorio and Gloria Bunao; and brothers Renato, Bonifacio and Alfredo Corpuz. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hanapepe Filipino Cemetery. Casual attire.

Lucy Reggio, 82, of Honolulu, a retired telephone operator at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, died Sunday. She was born in New York. She is survived by son Roberto, brother Ferdinand Micklautz and sister Ursula Bisignano. Private services.

Eleanore Rosen, 84, of Honolulu died Sunday. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by son Steven, daughter Lana Fricke, sister Evelyn Preis, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Howard Souza, 76, of Plano, Texas, a retired employee of Southwest Airlines, died Sunday. He is survived by sister Alice Cox, niece Tina M. Boyd and nephew Michael A. Vidal. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations: Shriners Hospital for Children, 1310 Punahou St., Honolulu 96826.

William Souza, 86, of Honolulu, who retired as assistant brewmaster with Primo Beer Co., died Aug. 12 in Kapolei. He is survived by wife Phillis F., son Lyle P., daughter Phyllis Louise Esclito, brother Manuel, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Rose "Rosie" Inez Suyemoto, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired senior assistant executive housekeeper with Hilton Hawaiian Village, died Thursday at home. She was born in Kapaau, North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Thomas, daughter Cecily Mitchell, brothers Charles and James Zablan, sisters Annie Gomes and Adelaide "Lena" Schleuss, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: noon Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Rita Santiago Tabaco, 86, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired trimmer with Maui Pinneaple Co., died last Wednesday in Pukalani, Maui. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Alfredo, Alber and Lawrence; daughters Elsie Talon, Luisa Padron, Teresa Kakugawa, Elizabeth Kimura, Margaret Acain and Helen; sisters Rose Albiar and Julia Piano; 31 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Makawao. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku.

Elaine Ichiko Takamiya, 61, of Honolulu, a cashier for Saint Germain's Bakery, Times Super Market in Kahala, died Monday. She was born in Puunene. She is survived by mother Yaeko, brother Thomas and sister Flora Yamanaka. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Honolulu Christian Church. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Anthony Apo Tam, 94, of Olinda, Maui, a rancher, died Aug. 7. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Anna Kwock, daughter Anne Young and a grandson. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

Chad Yukio Tanabe, 21, of Mililani, a food server at Ruth's Chris Steak House, died Friday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Philip Yukio; mother Blanche Yooko; sister Jamie; grandparents Jenny T., and Tamotsu and Yoshino Yamaguchi. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Abrilium "Abe" Tanudra, 68, of Honolulu died Aug. 9. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Shirley; sons Nathan and Ethan; daughters Lynn Canoy, Joanna Agcaoili and Danette Price; and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hideo Teshima, 74, of Omao, Kauai, a landscape consultant with Allerton Gardens, died Saturday at home. He was born in Lawai, Kauai. He is survived by wife Nancy, son Kevin, daughter Cheryl Peters, brothers Toshio and Masaki, and sister Michie Sasaki. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at the Hanapepe Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Harold Hiroshi Yamashita, 89, of Wailuku, a retired quality controller with Maui Land and Pineapple Co., died Aug. 5 in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Roy, daughter Janet Agena, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.



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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