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Obituaries

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Sunday, October 21, 2001


Jean Fusako Akamine, 60, of Pearl City, died Oct. 14 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Shigeru; mother Shigeyo; brothers Thomas and Wallace; and sisters Nancy Nakamura, Leatrice Sakuma and Sandra Sakata. Private services held.

Helen "Aunty Chab" "Audrey" Adrian Andrade, 64, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Wednesday in the Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Rick, Travis, Keith and Gantry; hanai son Keenan; daughter Helene Bennett; brothers Palmer and Walter Victor; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Glad Tidings Church in Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services at 10 a.m. Wednesday also at Glad Tidings Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Aurelio Dasalla Carrancho, 76, of Honolulu, a retired construction worker, died Thursday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Flora; daughters Aurora Carrancho-Sera, Nanette Carrancho-Eleccion, Nora Mae Carrancho-Asuncion; sons Elmer, Audie and Allen; mother Leoncia Carrancho-Castro; brothers Jose, Abraham, Pedro Jr. and Felix Castro; sisters Rosita Carrancho-Casino, Paula Castro-Viloria, Rica Castro-Schuring; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Kalihi Union Church. Call after 5 p.m. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Augustine "Augie" Dias, 81, of Honolulu, the sole proprietor of Augie Dias Enterprises, died Tuesday in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Annie; sons Dr. Austin and Keith; daughters Patricia Balmores, Stella Stewart and Kathy AhSam; brothers Gilbert Scott and Peter; sister Barbara Santiago; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Felicidad "Fely" "Idad" "Phyllis" Eltagonde-Gionson, 73, of Waipahu, died Monday. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Joe; sons Patrick, Glen, Darrel and Julian "Alan"; brothers Frankie, Nick, Nito, Manny and Pedro Eltagonde; sister Juanita Eltagonde; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a hanai granddaughter. Wake: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

William Harris Griffin, 90, of Honolulu, died Oct. 11. He was born in Portland, Ore. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Rose Etsuko Yamamoto Kagawa, 77, of Honolulu, a retired cook and sales associate for F.W. Woolworths, died Monday in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Lawrence, son Don Yamamoto, daughters Bernice Sato and Lynn Yamamoto, brothers Kenneth and Kiyoji Kuroiwa, sisters Janet Hirayama and Jean Hirata and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tad Tadamasa Kaya, 86, of Honolulu, a retired foreman with Honolulu Soda Works, died Oct. 14 in Kuakini Medical Center. He is survived by sister Elsie K. Matsuda. Private services held.

William Young Kim, 64, of Honolulu, died Wednesday. He was born in South Korea. He is survived by son Andy; daughters Yoon Chong Kim and Hyun Jung Kim; brother Edward; and sisters Chung Hee Kim, Yong Nam Kim, Ki Soon Kim and Dong Soon Kim. Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

Philip Salkes Ledesma Sr., 80, of Honolulu, died Thursday. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Nancy; son Philip Jr., daughters Phyllis Ogawa and Andrea Hersh, brothers Antone and Matthew, sister Lena Perry, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

John "Ski" Lenchanko Sr., 88, of Honolulu, died Oct. 12. He was born in Keanae, Maui. He is survived by sons John Jr., Herbert, Bernard, Michael, Robert, Felix and Anthony; daughters Geraldine Camara, Katherine Frederick, Johanna Correa, Elizabeth Coelho, Monica Torres, Tanya Takamiya and Rosalie Lenchanko; 56 grandchildren; and 63 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6:30 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Church at 2324 Omilo Lane. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Kaahumanu Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ray T. Lindsey Sr., 82, of Pukalani, Maui, a self-employed carpenter/general contractor and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Lexington, Tenn. He is survived by wife Josephine; sons Clifford T., Gerald, Henry E., Gene A. and Damian D.; daughters Paulette Kinores and Brenda Kualaau; brother Junior D.; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Samuel "Sam" G. Ah Nee, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter with Craig & Co., died Oct. 14 in Honolulu. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by wife Jennie Paoa, sons Samuel Jr. and David, daughter Wanda, brother Glynnie "Sonny" Ani, 30 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Additional services at 10 a.m. Friday. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Greenhaven Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

Dorothy H. Ono, 94, of Kaneohe, died Oct. 9 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by son Cedric; daughters Edith Shiraki, Edna Maesaka and Elsie Ichiyama; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services held.

Hatsuko Oshiro, 85, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a proprietor of S. Oshiro Tofu, died Monday at North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Roy, Paul, Edward and Stanley; daughter Janice Maratas; brothers Takeo and Masaji Miyashiro; sister Haruko Toma; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to North Hawaii Community Hospital.

Nathan Paul Valdez, 38, of Waipahu, died Oct. 14. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Bessie J. Hendrick; brothers Jonathan and Clayton Silva, William and Michael Lee, Wendel and Frank Valdez; sisters Verna Pagnotta, Yolanda Lee and Celeste Gabriel. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m.

Medardo "Narding" De Veas Villaluna, 77, of Honolulu, died Oct. 11. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Asuncion; sons Ernesto, Carlos, Medardo Jr. and Renato; daughters Jocelyn Calaoa and Mely Sugimura; brothers Celso and Francisco; sister Aldegunda Torragoza; and seven grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.



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