Sunday, September 30, 2001


Wendell Pomane Cho, 59, of Kaneohe, a truck driver, died Tuesday in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Roberta; sons Michael Cho, Harper and Pierre La Fortune and Reid-Land Hacoba; daughters Harlytte Kahana-Reid and Rochelle La Fortune; brother Frank Cho; sister Ulu Hartung; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Private inurnment at a later date. Aloha attire.

Violet Ngun Kam Fung, 89, of Honolulu, retired from the Department of Health, died Sept. 9 in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Facility. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by brothers George and William, and sisters Doris Chock and Rose Crawford. Private services held.

Pauline Puena Kailihiwa, 72, of Kailua, a homemaker, died Thursday in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Sonny, Alfred Jr. and Wendall; daughter Alexandrea; sisters Mildred Loo, Emily Kahai, Momi Tong and Roslyn Guthier; brothers Warren, Lincoln and Abraham Kauahi, Alvin Mahiai and Sanford Kuala; and six grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

Uniqua K. Kamanu-Adams, an infant, died Monday in the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Dealo J. Adams and Chelsey P. Kamanu, and brothers A.J. and Andre Ogburn. Private services to be held.

Etsuko Kami, 81, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Monday in the Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by son Glenn, daughter Amy Watanabe, brother Sukeo Okamoto, sister Kimiko Harada and four grandchildren. Private services held.

Dennis James Langston, 44, of Ahualoa, Hawaii, a chef, died Wednesday in the Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by companion Sheila Buckley, daughters Rebecca and Courtney, father Billy James and brothers Linden and Mortimer. Services on the mainland at a later date.

Jack Bruce Lindholm, 69, of Kaneohe, a jazz drummer, died Sept. 18 in Honolulu. He was born in Salina, Kan. He is survived by wife Jamsie, sons James Adams and Jack II; daughters Lynn Adams, Mamo Trueman and Tiare; brother Robert; and nine grandchildren. Mass: noon Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Call after 11 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire.

Gertrud Herzog Mueller, 89, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died Wednesday in the Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Germany. She is survived by daughter Rena Cortez, sister Irmgard Lemm, two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Family Christian Center, 168 Holomua St. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Melchor Benitez Sambrano, 19, of Waimea, Hawaii, a student at the University of Hawaii-Hilo campus, died Sept. 15 in the Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Santa Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by parents Ambrocio and Milagros, brother Mitchell, maternal grandmother Maria Benitez and grandparents Baltazar B. Sr. and Marina Parel. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at the residence in Waimea. Call after 3:30 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at the Waimea Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Mabel Chieno Shimabukuro, 70, of Honolulu, a retired accounts payable clerk for Kuakini Medical Center, died Sept. 19. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Guy and Ken; daughters Joy Tani, Fay Iwamoto and Lyn Takanishi; brothers George and James Akamine; and two grandchildren. Private services held.

Stanley Yoshi Tomita, 72, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army sergeant first class, died Tuesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Allen, Roger, and Lester; sisters Margie Grey and Elaine Cacatian; and trustee/caregiver Lorrie Stupplebeen. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at 10:45 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

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