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Obituaries
Wednesday, October 3, 2001


JOHN C. LILLY / 1915-2001



Masa Abe, 81, of Wailuku, a retired custodian for Puunene School and the Puunene Post Office, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Fukushima, Japan. She is survived by sisters-in-law Kimiko Dodo and Yae Taga. Private services.

Doris Faith Apuna, 76, of Spreckelsville, Maui, a retired custodian for the state of Hawaii, died Sept. 20 in Spreckelsville. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by sons John III and Glenn, daughter Valerie Silva, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Private scattering of ashes at a later date.

Gordon Townsend Colley, 81, of Kaanapali, Maui, died Monday at home. He was born in Rhode Island. He is survived by wife Carol; sons Robert, Dwight, Steve and Kevin; stepson Wayne Rice; sister Jean Tobin; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice Maui.

Rena Ann Ferreira, 34, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a clerk for Mini Mart, died Sept. 20 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by father Abel, daughter Sheena "Anuhea" Sills, brothers Rick L. and Abel J. III, half-brother Kevin, sister Wanda Wong Chong, half-sisters Shirley Mina and Krystle, and stepsister Shanell Crisafi. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Waimea Catholic Hall. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at New Beginnings Assembly of God at Waimea School Cafeteria. Call after 9:30 a.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Lillian Thersa Freitas, 79, of Aiea, a retired employee for Hawaiian Tel, died Saturday in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Bernard A., son Bernard G., daughters Bernadette Keliiaa and Antoinette, and two grandchildren. Call 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the family residence, 99-1040 Puumakani St., Aiea. Casual attire.

Florencia Felicidad Galutira Galiza, 71, of Waianae, died Sept. 23. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Pedro; sons Felix, Carmelo, Wilfredo and Francisco; daughters Florentina Domingo and Shirley Aguindi; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Casual attire. Burial in the Philippines at a later date.

Warren Hideichi Higa, 66, of Waipahu, a retired employee for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Sept. 21. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sister Betty Kamisato, and numerous nieces and nephews. Private services.

Mike Masaki Ikeda, 77, of Wailuku, formerly of San Francisco, a retired photo finishing printer, died Sept. 20 in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brothers Teruyuki and Takeo; and sisters Fusako F. Saito, Janet F. Brown and Sharon A. Private services.

Masaichi Imoto, 98, of Hono-lulu, a retired shop foreman for Mid Pacific Institute, died Sept. 23 in Kaiser Ohana Malama. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by stepson Jay S. Itagaki, grandson Roni and great-grandson Jay. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Mid Pacific Institute, Bakken Auditorium. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Mid-Pacific Institute.

Victor William Joseph, 38, of New York, a makeup aritst for the fashion industry, died Sept. 21 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Canada. He is survived by sister Frederica. Private services.

Bersihda Moses Kalles, 47, of Laie, a student at Brigham Young University, Hawaii, died Friday. She was born in Mokil, Ponape. She is survived by husband Enion; son Irwin; daughter Ann Christina; brothers Dahker, Jefferson, Anderson, Wickley, Danny, Stewart and Hankie; sisters Merlyn Shinopwu, Moringi, Nicelynn, Florina, Angie, Morela and Leency; and a grandson. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 8th Ward. Call after 1 p.m. Inurnment in the Marshall Islands at a later date.

Thomas Carl Ledward, 65, of Honolulu, died Sept. 14. He is survived by brothers George and Robert; and sisters Priscilla Mia, Pauline Nakahara, Primrose Bow and Christabelle Itamura. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Cecelia Libby Marciel, 82, of Lahaina, a retired inspectress for the Royal Lahaina Hotel, died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was also a packer for Baldwin Packers Cannery and a hostess for the Old Lahaina Luau. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by son William "Bill" "Leroy"; brothers David and Patrick; sisters Jeannette Tokunaga, Peggy Spencer and Charlotte Kimi; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Scattering of ashes: Canoe Beach. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Blanche Misae Massey, 51, of Aiea, a retired teacher for Barbers Point Elementary School, died Sept. 17. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Yaeko Hamasaki; daughters Angie Robison and Lisa Talaro; brothers Wes, Craig and Glenn Hamasaki; sister June Kobashigawa; hanai sister June Seo; and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Anita Dolores Medeiros, 85, of Kailua, died Sunday in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Diane Rego, son Henry Jr., six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kenso "Popen" Okikawa, 72, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a painter, died Friday at home. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by son Michael, daughters Angela Butcher and Michelle, brother Tatsuo and a grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hanapepe Hongwanji Mission Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Mildred Otsuru Perreira, 84, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died last Wednesday in Hale Hoola Hamakua. She was born in Ho-nokaa. She is survived by daughters Kathleen Sato, Lorraine Vinigas, Aileen Franco, Loretta Nonies, Cynthia Ontiveros and Shirley Moniz; sons Ralph Hanohano and Duane; brother Saburo Higa; sister Kiyoko Shiroma; 26 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Claudia J. Peters, 55, of Ho-nolulu, died Monday in Honolulu. She was born in Long Beach, Calif. She is survived by husband Bill, daughters Rhonda Fisher and Christina Clammer, stepdaughters Tracey Wendell and Wendy, brother Danny Bachtelle, sister Kathy Bachtelle and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary by the Sea Church. Scattering at sea: 3 p.m. next Wednesday at the Coco Isle Circle Club House. Reception to follow. Aloha attire.

Romualdo Zambo Ramos, 87, of Honolulu, died Sept. 11. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Damiana; sons Juanito, Romeo and Ernesto; daughters Rosita Castillo, Natividad Soloria, Gloria Almoguera, Julita Martin and Erlinda; brothers Pidong and Pipeng; sisters Maria Banderel and Dolores; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great- grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Esther Harrison Robinson, 97, of Kauai, a retired teacher and vice principal for Waimea High and Elementary School, died Monday in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She was also a teacher for Hanalei School, and started kindergarten and organized the Girl Scouts on Kauai. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Private services. Donations suggested to Kauai Hospice.

Josephine Santos, 96, of Hilo, died Friday in Hale Anuenue Care Center. She was born in Onomea, Hawaii. She is survived by son John R.; daughters Dorothy Martins and Janet Ayala; sisters Gloria Binyan, Gladys DeSa and Helen Medeiros; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Reiko Uchiyama, 91, of Wahiawa, died Sept. 25. She was born in Kawailoa, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers Kazu and Yoshi, and sisters Lillian Imamoto and Doris Funaki. Private services.

Be Tu Thi Wong, 50, of Ho-nolulu, an employee for Char Tour & Travel Service Ltd., died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by husband Weylen; sons Michael V. Nguyen and Raymond L. Bennet; daughters Tuyet Nhung Thi Nguyen, Victoria Uhl, Chelsie M.S. and Megan M.I.; mother Canh Ti Tran; brother Hiep Van Tran; sister Hong Thi Tan; and six grandchildren. Christian services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Chinese Buddhist services: 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Manoa Chinese Cemetery. No flowers.

Gerald "Larry" C. Young Jr., 76, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died Sept. 17 in Hono-lulu. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Jane, daughter Susan Dahlman, sons Ralph and Gary, sister Louise Horne and six 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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