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Obituaries
Tuesday, September 18, 2001


Clarence Masakazu "Long" Aoki, 74, of Lahaina, a retired electrician for Maui Electric Co., died Sunday at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Adna M.; sons Lee, Barry and Kevin; sister Jackie Imai; and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Louise Montania Auyong, 72, of Ewa Beach, a retired Bank of Hawaii employee, died Sunday. She also worked for the Hawaii Foodbank. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughter Pua Auyong-White; son Harry James; brother William Montania; sisters Asuncion Ann Williamson, Beatrice Molina and Maximiana Moniz; and three grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ewa Beach. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Dodd John Balock, 63, of Hilo, a retired captain with the Honolulu Fire Department, died Sept. 9 in Hilo. He also served in the National Guard. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by daughter Elizabeth Kiener, sister Sue Ann Parsons and two grandchildren. Services: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Call from 11 a.m. to noon. Scattering of ashes: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hilo Boat Ramp. Casual attire.

Aniceto Cantorna Cachola, 81, of Waipahu, a retired employee for Hilton Hawaiian Villages, died Aug. 22. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Leona; sons Ernesto, Mel and Ellis; daughters Tessie Domingo and Gina Bachiller; brothers Primotivo, Domingo, Alfredo, Alfonso, Freddie and Constante; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Elizabeth Lau Ching, 90, of Honolulu, died Wednesday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Han Hsin "Sonny" and Han Ping, brothers Dr. Johnson and Stanley Lau, sister Lani Low, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Community Church of Honolulu. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund, Community Church of Honolulu or the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.

Sueto "Pete" Daida, 73, of Lawai, Kauai, a retired carpenter for Shioi Construction, died Sunday at home. He was born in Lawai. He is survived by son Scott; daughters Vicki Eto and Apryle Kashiwabara; brothers Sadamu, Masami and Masao; sister Machie Fukushima; and five grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sally Kalala Alohikea Toko Ebanel, also known as "Aunty Sally" and "Sally Lyons," 64, of Hove, Hawaii, an entertainer and dancer, died Wednesday at her daughter's home. She was born in Kawaihau, Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Earl; son Edward Kiki Phipps; daughters Karen Nohea Kutzen, Jacklinn Pohai Kalani, Kathleen Lani Girl Ahlo, Jeanine Kaui Akiona, Ruth Kawai Choi, Yuki Kaea Alapai and Lily Kahelelani Wong; hanai mother Hilda Keanaaina; hanai sons Harold Akiona, Daniel and John Kailiwai, Gary Lewi, Ike Kaleiki and David Kutler; hanai daughters Michelle Kaulu Amaral and Lisa Vicar; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: Saturday on board Capt. Bean's boat, "The Tamure," which will depart 9:30 a.m. from Kailua-Kona Pier. Scattering of ashes at sea. Casual attire. No large floral arrangements. Loose flowers welcome. Call 883-3047 for information.

Mariano Salon Gamatero, 92, of Honolulu, a retired cooks' helper for the Biltmore Hotel, died Wednesday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He is survived by wife Eucena; son Lewis; daughters Lucia Ladera, Guillerma Puriran and Estrelita Villoria; brother Melchor; sister Aurora Estabillo; 20 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. next Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call 8-9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Sandverae "Sandi" Hopkins, 61, of Hilo, an airline pilot for Continental Airlines, died last Tuesday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was also an instructor of radiology for St. Anthony Hospital in Denver. She was born in Grand Junction, Colo. She is survived by mother Eldorado, sister Dawn Faulkner and brother Ted. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

James M. Iwamoto, 78, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired postmaster for Kalaheo Post Office, died Sept. 6 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kapaa. He is survived by wife Annie; sons Myles and Kerwin; daughters Susan Shimazu, Donna and Janice; brother Yuzuru; sisters Shizuko Shiramizu and Arleen Kawamoto; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Michael Kinkki, 54, of Kekaha, Kauai, a corian fabricator for Waihona Cabinets, died Sept. 10 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Carleton, Minn. He is survived by wife Susan; sons Bernie Wright, Elton and Mikko; sisters Kathleen Anderson and Sara; and a granddaughter. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Oomana Point, Kekaha. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Monetary donations suggested.

Edward Gustav Kunde, 96, of Honalo, Kona, a retired truck driver with the Teichert Co., died Sunday at Kona Community Hospital. He is survived by wife Madaline, daughter Barbara Kerska and stepson Orrin Orville Olson. No services.

Edward Joy Lai Jr., 57, of Honolulu, a retired cab driver, died Sept. 7. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons David K. Lopes, Robert Y. and Jonathan K.; brothers George K.S. and Walter K.C.; and two grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Angel Calamasa Manuel, 61, of Waipahu, a retired Waipio Gentry Foodland employee, died Sept. 8. He is also survived by father Federico. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

Ritsuko "Lillian" Matsui, 81, of Honolulu, died Sept. 10. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Tsugio; daughters Shirley Katahara and Aileen Kitagawa; brothers Ichiro, Jiro, Shiro, Goro, Rokuro, James, Harold and Richard Toba; sisters Jane Saikami, Patsy Kaya and Sally Murakami; and a granddaughter. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frank G. Nelson, 93, of Hilo, a retired English professor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, died Sept. 8 at home. He is survived by wife Jeanette, son Thomas A. and daughter Sarah Scanlon. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo or the University of Hawaii at Hilo Scholarship Fund.

Yoshishige Nishihara, 80, of Honolulu, a retired warehouse meat cutter for Armour Meat Co., died Thursday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was also a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Matsuko; son Stanley; brother Senkichi; sisters Otome Oshiro, Grace Chow, Alice Totor, Mildred, and Mary Gomes; and a granddaughter. Services: 8 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Yvonne Matsue Oka, 71, of Pearl City, a retired part-time teacher for Helemano Elementary School, died Friday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waiehu, Maui. She is survived by husband George; sons Craig and Darrell; daughters Charlene Cook, Roxanne Manke and CharlAnne; brother Joe Fujimoto; sisters Elsie Shimizu, Thelma Misawa, Doris Tengan, Violet Stockstill and Mildred Tomooka; and seven grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at the Palisades Community Chapel, 2360 Amoomoo St. Call after 4 p.m. No flowers.

Gualberto "Jack" Ormi, 91, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired stevedore, died Thursday in Kauai Veterans Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by numerous nephews. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Eleele. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Estella Kamanookalani Paaaina, 63, of Kaneohe, a retired state employee, died Sept. 10 in Castle Medical Center. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son George Charles, and numerous nephews and nieces. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call 3-7 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Maria Quiba Quarto, 93, of Mililani, a retired employee for Hale Koa Hotel, died Sept. 8. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Orlino and Rudy, daughters Estrellita Padilla and Marie, sister Florentina Altuna, 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church. Call aster 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Lydia Teves Rodrigues, 93, of Honolulu, a retired teacher for several Oahu elementary schools, died Wednesday. She is survived by daughters Mona Souza and Marie "Val" Norton, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:15 a.m. Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

William Sakamoto, 89, of Makawao, Maui, a retired highway inspector for the Department of Transportation, died Sept. 10 in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in Makawao. He is survived by wife Mabel; sons William and Bruce; daughters Patricia Nearing, Winona Afaga, Myrna Largosa, Linda Texeira and Stella; brothers John and Walter; sister Alice Manoa; 29 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Thelma "Mike" Haaheo Shigaki, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Pineapple Company employee, died Sept. 2. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Larry and Zero, brother Allen Joy, sisters Elaine Hansinger and Mona Lum, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Minnie Mineyo Tominaga, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House gift wrapper, died Wednesday at home. She is also survived by hanai brother Kenneth Kuwahara. Incorrect information was printed in an obituary published Sunday.

Alfredo "Appin" Villanueva, 77, of Honolulu, an employee for Armstrong Building Maintenance Co., died July 24 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Dorotea; and sons Frederico, Oscar and Alex. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Eunice Yoshiko Windham, 73, of Mililani, died Sept. 10. She was born in Japan. She is survived by daughters Natalie Solano and Roxanne Iwane, sons Nathan and Lawrence, brother Saburo Chinen, sisters Yuriko Yamashiro and Janice Nakagawa, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dorothy L.H. Wong, 87, of Honolulu, died Sept. 7. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Raymond Jr., Dr. Herman and Norman; sisters Elizabeth Oshiro and Claire Chong; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Entombment: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Melsy Caravolho Yrizarry, 82, of Sun City, Calif., a shipyard engineer for the U.S. Navy, died Wednesday at home. He was also a veteran of foreign wars and a member of Disabled American Veterans. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Abbie; daughter Lenore Bernard and Yvette Brazil; sons Benjamin, Nelson, Nowlien and Tyrone; sisters Flora and Sophia Perez, Hela Soares and Delores; and brother Alexandrino. Services on the mainland.



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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