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Obituaries
Thursday, October 4, 2001


George "Jojo" Joji Aoyama, 67, of Honolulu, a retired employee for Hilton Hawaiian Village, died Sept. 26. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Dorothea "Dottie," son Ronald, daughter Jerri, sister Thelma Yamamoto and three grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Leroy "Falcon" Case of Waipahu died Sept. 21 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by wife Jocelyn M., sons Ricki Y. and Scotti K., daughter Wendi M. and sister Paula. Private services.

Woo-Glon Chang, 76, of Honolulu, died Saturday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Shanghai, China. She is survived by husband Young-Liang, son Lei Mou, daughter Victoria Wah Hin, brother Yuan Hoo Hu, sisters Wei-Tzes Huang and Sai-Chuan Wang, and six grandchildren. Chinese Buddhist services: 9-11 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

Joe Henry Coleman, 56, of Hawaii, principal intake coordinator in substance abuse treatment for the Sand Island Treatment Center, died Monday. He is survived by mother Butler Mae; brothers Charlie F. and Nathaniel; and sisters Mary, Patricia, Annie Drakeford, Louise Singleton, Betty Guyton and Deloris Perry. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Florentino Laurian Ganitoen, 46, of Honolulu, died Sept. 16. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Jessica, sons Florentino Jr. and Jimmy, mother Veronica, brother Carlos and sisters Rose Arivalo and Carmen. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Kahu John "Richard" Nahina Gaspar, 89, of Kapolei, died Sept. 13. He was born in Napoopoo, Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by son Richard "Gabby," daughter Elnora Medeiros, brother Joseph, seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elizabeth "Betty" Heinrich, 83, of Eugene, Ore., formerly of Honolulu, died Sept. 3 in Eugene. She was born in Eugene. She is survived by sons M. Allen Jr., William E. "Bill" and J. Thomas "Tom"; daughter Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Berg; sister Lois Mates; and three grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to the University of Oregon Foundation, Karl W. Onthank/Friars Endowed Presidential Scholarship Fund, Equity No. 32-4159, P.O. Box 3346, Eugene, OR 97403-0346.

Masaichi Imoto, 98, of Honolulu, a retired shop foreman for Mid Pacific Institute, died Sept. 23 in Kaiser Ohana Malama. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mid-Pacific Institute, Bakken Auditorium. Incorrect information was printed in an obituary published yesterday.

Kaios Kaios, 25, of Honolulu, died Sept. 22. He was born in Majuro, Marshall Islands. He is survived by wife Dede, son Aira Tekos and numerous brothers and sisters. Call 11 a.m. Saturday at Lighthouse Outreach Center Assembly of God, Waipahu. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Richard Tetsuo Kusatani, 82, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Monday in Straub Medical Center. He is survived by wife Kikue M.; son Denis; daughters Lynn Oshiyama, Sheri Gon and Velma Miyashiro; brother James; and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kinue Kusuno, 92, of Honolulu, died last Thursday in Straub Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Emiko Mashino and Jean Watanabe, sister Kimiyo Yonemura, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Leonora Magno, 82, of Eleele, Kauai, died Tuesday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Rose Marie Johnston; son Andrew Belleza; sisters Rosaline "Rose" Vertido Fermahin and Florida Vertido; brothers Adelino R. "Blackie," Antonio "Tony" and Segundo "Jr." Vertido; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary, Honolulu. Call 1-4 p.m. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Church, Kauai. Call 6-9 p.m. Casual attire. Private inurnment at a later date.

Kenneth Kiyoshi Nakamoto, 80, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Sept. 26 in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Edna; son Isaac; daughter Faye Takahashi; brothers Lawrence, George and Albert; sister Amy Aihara; and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kolo Orso, 73, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired registered nurse supervisor in California, died Sunday at home. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by husband Purvis P.; son Purvis Jr.; daughters Lydia Muzzey and Melissa Park; sisters Lois Melim, Lehua Ferreira, Arlene Janicke and Marlene Wood; brother Junior Young; and nine grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tonight at the Puna Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hawaiian Paradise Park. Graveside services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Urn burial to follow. Casual attire.

Nellie Naomi Ota, 59, of Honolulu, died Tuesday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Richard, daughter Shelly Ann Casupang, parents Ryozen and Masako Nakama, brothers Paul and Dean Nakama, sister Shirley Miyahira and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Thelma Jane Pacheco, 74, of Ewa Beach, died Monday. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Frederick Whitney; daughter Louise McLean; brothers Anthony Damien and Philibert Carvalho; sisters Eleanor Waltjen, Peggie deLaura and Marian Kaomea; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Anthony Ross, 55, of Honolulu died Sept. 24. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by twin sister Anthoniette, sisters Brenda Reid and Geraldine Wheeler, and brothers Leroy and Nathaniel Beavers. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Queen's Surf.

Nichijo Shaka, also known as John David Provoo, 84, of Hilo, a medical attendant, died Aug. 28 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by brother George Provoo. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Urn burial to follow.

Glenn Susumu Tanaka, 50, of Kailua, a mason, died Sept. 16. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Kenneth and Jean, brothers Milton and Douglas, and sister Jo Anne Tanaka-Libbon. Private services.

Kimiyo Watanabe, 85, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kukaiau, Hamakua. She is survived by husband Takeo "Peanut"; son Tyrus; daughters Janice Yasutake and Dawn Pascua; brother Yasushi Sugahara; and sisters Harue Okada, Chiyoe Morinoue, Minako Hefty and Mae Kitajima. Private services.

Yu Yen Wu, 98, of Honolulu, died Saturday. She was born in Taipei. She is survived by sons Stanley and Jefferson, and George Liu; daughters Chien Chien Lin and Wendy WenWen Su; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Inurnment on the mainland.

Richard "Sexy" Tetsuo Yokomichi, 77, of Aiea, died Sunday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Ann Ogawa and Marsha, and brother Samuel Y. Yokomichi. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.



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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