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Obituaries
Thursday, October 25, 2001


John Kamaile "Sonny" Ah Lo, 69, of Hilo, a retired truck driver for Navy Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Samuel "Sam" G. Ah Nee, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter with Craig & Co., died Oct. 14 in Honolulu. He is also survived by 56 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Sunday.

Diane Blaich Anderson, 59, a substitute teacher and tutor, died Friday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald R.; son Camm D. Willener; stepchildren Debrorah Sklorenko and Christine Dudek, and Laura and Donald R. Jr.; and brother Gary L. Blaich. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Central Union Church. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

Gaylon Keawehiku Baldado, 51, of Johnston Island, formerly of Hilo, an employee for Johnston Island, died last Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was born in Kalaoa Mauka, Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Simplicio P., Romulos M., John M., Quentin L., James K. and Jacob K; and sisters Maming E.M. Ho and Josephine U. Santillanes, and Christine L., Magdeline A. and Dorene P. Call: 6-9 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

James Vincent Catalano, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired licensed electrician and wood carver, died Monday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Passaic, N.J. He is survived by wife Jane; daughters Janice Gardner, Bernice Abraham and Mary Jane Pappas; sister Lillian Sorrento; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. today at St. Anthony's Church, Kailua. Private scattering of ashes at a later date.

Dr. Hi Chang Chai, 77, of Honolulu, a former professor and chairman of the University of Hawaii Department of Mechanical Engineering, died Monday. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Alice, daughter Yoon-Ki, sons Moon-Ki and Sun-Ki, and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church. Casual attire.

Emily Chang, 63, of Kaneohe, a waitress for the Ocean Terrace Restaurant at the Sheraton-Waikiki, died Friday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by husband Albert "Sparky" S.H.; children Laura Hedgecoth, Teresa Medina and Kimo Danielsen, and Alfred Jr., Michael, Floyd and Curtis Canopin; mother Daisy Sabakahan; half-sisters Helen Cuturan and Nadine Mariano; hanai sister Irene Lagronio; hanai brother Stanley Abascial; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Shirley Lois Freeman Culkin Cryan, 67, of Pacific Grove, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, an independent golf sales representative, died Monday at home. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband John; son Timothy; daughters Cindy and Theresa Culkin; brother Alan Freeman; stepchildren Christine Borisch, Maureen Breslin, Colleen Giametta, Eileen Morehead and Laureen Baldwin, and Michael, Kathleen and Stephen; a granddaughter; and 12 stepgrandchildren. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society, 1184 Monroe St., Salinas, CA 93906, or Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 1798, Monterey, CA 93942.

Joseph Hanohano Jr., also known as "Joe" and "Papa," 66, of Nanakuli, Hawaii, who retired from the Honolulu Fire Department, died Oct. 6. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by sons Joe III, Robert and Roy; daughters Momi Gray and Mary; brothers Solomon, Lawrence, Ala, Roy, Paul, Jimmy, Bobby and Bruce, and Gabe "Yala" Brown; sisters Shirley, Wai, Ruby, Waylyn and Joelyn; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Francis "Fran" Wayne Harrison, 32, of Hawi, Hawaii, a dry wall taper for Mauna Kea Acoustic & Dry Wall, died Saturday in Kona Hospital. He is survived by daughters Brittney and Latasha; brother Adam; companion Robbie Victorino; hanai daughter Ashlynn Victorino; hanai sons Isaiah, Elijah and Israel Victorino; and grandmother Rosalia Agliam. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hawi. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes: Upolu Point. Casual attire.

Carl Nobuo Kakuda, 86, of Waimea, Kauai, a wholesaler for Carl Distributors, died Thursday in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by wife Fujiko; sons Alwyn, Burt and Glenn; daughter Lorna Ching; sisters Fumiko Muraoka, Evelyn Furushima and Leatrice Kimura; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Sonoe Kawakami, 85, of Pearl City, died Sunday. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Kenneth, daughters Miriam Fernandez and Sandra Hee, brothers Jochi and Gunji Tachino, sisters Litsuyo Oura and Mitsuko Kamihara, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Helen Kaihe Kekalia, 94, of Kahului died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hoonaunau, Kona. She is survived by son Peter; daughters Anita Contrades, Josephine Wong, Diane Gratacos, Wanda Valle and Olga Kepa; hanai son Lani Naki; 61 grandchildren; 91 great-grandchildren; 45 great-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Hisao "Sparky" Kyono, 71, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired meat inspector for the state Department of Agriculture, died Sunday at home. He was born in New Mill. He is survived by wife Jean; sons Steven, Russell and Glen; daughter Lynnette; brother Charles Ishii; sister Takiko Miyake; and six grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kalaheo Missionary Church. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Filemon "Lemon" Lazo Lata, 81, of Ewa Beach, a retired employee for Oahu Sugar Plantation, died Oct. 16. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Felicisima "Ising"; sons Gaudencio, Benedicto, Bienvinido and Francisco; daughter Rosita Villon; brothers Inocencio and Moises; sister Isabel Bantas; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 8:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Vernalisa Ehulani Martinez, 42, of Oakland, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, died Sept. 30 in Oakland. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Enrique; sons Rick, Francisco Keola and Kimo; daughters Princess Naniloa Bianca and Rose Uilani; mother Verna E. Kekaula; brother William "Kelii" Kekaula; and sisters Ivylani Tomsyck and Rose Estherlene Akotau. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dean Ellsworth McCullough, 80, of Honolulu, owner and manager of The Fine Arts Sterling Silver Co. and Ala Moana Engraving & Printing Co., died Monday. He was born in Greenwich, Ohio. He is survived by wife Geraldine, sons the Rev. Dr. Larry D. and the Rev. Lee E., sisters Louise Russell and Ruth Stevens, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kapahulu Bible Church. Call after 9 a.m.

Dori Ann Mead, also known as Dee Rodrigues, 36, of Pawnee Rock, Kan., formerly of Honolulu, died Sunday in Topeka. She is also survived by brother Terence Rodrigues-Gasper and grandmother Ventura Rodrigues. Services: 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Private scattering of ashes. Donations suggested to the Dori Ann Mead Children's Education Fund. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Tuesday.

La Vana B. Min, 85, of Honolulu, died Oct. 16 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Facility. She was born in Huntington, Ind. She is survived by sons Paul F. and Michael T., daughters Pamela A. Nakasone and Susan G., sister Adell Hults and four grandsons. Private services.

Henry Hidehiko "Coach" Morikuni, 62, of Honolulu, a retired receiving department supervisor for Sears Roebuck & Co., died last Thursday in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Brian, Bert and Bob; companion Judy Tanabe; mother Mitsuyo; brothers Albert and Calvin; sisters Jean Sonoda and Joyce; and a granddaughter. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Doris Toshie Morinaka, 64, of Honolulu, a former secretary for Fong, Miho & Choy, died last Thursday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clint R. and Sean M., and brothers Hideo and Tetsuo Noyama. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Juanita Laureta Nacino, 68, of Aiea, a maintenance worker for the state, died Oct. 8 in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Gavino; sons Luvimin, Gavino Jr., Victor, Eulalio and Juanito; daughters Marilyn, Edith, Annabelle, Manuela, Nora and Juliet; brothers Pacifico, Bonifacio and Sosimo; sisters Filina and Evelyn; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Jiro Ota, 94, of Hilo, a retired maintenance worker for Richard Sakai, died Oct. 15 in Hilo Medical Center. He was also a dryer for Canec Co., and an employee for Theo H. Davies and the former Flintcote Company. He was born in Okayama, Japan. He is survived by son Kenneth T., daughter Violet Nariyoshi, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Private services.

Bob Roberts, 77, of Kailua, a retired jeweler and former owner of Jewel Box, Kailua, died Saturday at home. He is survived by wife Marjorie, daughter Kathleen Freitas, sons Richard and Stephen, father James W., brother James, sisters Dorothy and Patsy, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Elsie Haruko Sanemitsu, 74, of Honolulu, died Oct. 12 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Minoru, son Marvin, daughter Amy Nishino, brothers Tadao and Tamotsu Sasaki, sister Sadako Okubo and three grandchildren. Private services.

Margaret Santiago, 76, of Waianae, died Friday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Miguel, son Miguel Jr., daughters Margaret Ramos and Diana Tripp, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Mildred Nalani Silva, 66, of Kihei, Maui, a retired security dispatcher for Wailea Resort Development Co., died last Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Makawao. She is survived by sons Ernest Tavares and Jerome Kawakea Akina, daughters Evelyn Chang and Anela Wong, brother John Kukaua Jr., sisters Gladys Peralta and Sandra Okazaki, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Reception: Lanakila Church Social Hall. Aloha attire.

William J. Snead, 83, of Honolulu, a retired assistant chief for the Honolulu Police Department, died Saturday in California. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Agnes; daughters Jean Chock, Sandra Moix and Patricia; sisters Dee Meinsen and Martha Fitzmaurise; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jeanette Winona Souza, 54, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Monday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by husband Abel John; son Abel Jr.; daughters Michelle Reis, Kimberly Lopez and Brenda; brothers Moses "Moki" Kaui, and Tony and James "Kimo" Reis; sisters Charlotte "Momi" McCumsy, Cherly Montoya and Gwendolyn Yancy; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call 9-10:15 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Elsie Kimiko Suzuki, 79, of Honolulu, a former employee for Sears Roebuck & Co., died Oct. 9. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ralph Miyoshi, brother Kaoru Niki and sister Florence Katahara. Private services.

Harold S. Tanouye, 87, of Hilo, owner and president of Hawaiian Heart Inc., died Oct. 8 at home. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Oct. 10.

Ida Theodore, 91, of Honolulu, died Thursday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Hilea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Harry Miller, Steven Jr. and Jerome; daughter Ruth; sister Virginia Correra; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Matilde Lampitoc Tungpalan, 63, of Waipahu, died Oct. 14. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Alfredo; sons Ferdinand, Froilan, Frederick and Florendo; daughter Maria Fe Mateo; brothers Simprocio, Manuel, Ulpiano and Rodrigo Lampitoc; and five grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Casual attire.

Dr. Patrick James Walsh, 69, of Honolulu, medical director for Kamehameha Schools, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Grandville, Mich. He is survived by wife Carolyn L., daughters Patricia Walsh-Domingo and Jody L., brothers Stephen and Kenneth, sister Beverly Scott and three grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Harris United Methodist Church. Call after 4:30 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Abigail "Ilima" Stone Warburton, 66, of North Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Hawaii, a sales associate for Award Business Brokers, died Friday. She is survived by son Randy Perkins, daughter Kekai Altice, sisters Joyal Arnold and Phyllis Staab, brother Ray Stone, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of the Palm Beaches.

Asao Yamamoto, 92, of Hilo, a retired mechanic foreman for Jas. W. Glover Ltd., died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Matsue, son Harold Akio, daughters Ellen Etsuko Aoki and Pauline Itsue Ung, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Clara Kikue Yamauchi, 85, of Honolulu, retired owner of Sapphire Inn, died Oct. 15. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Michael, daughter Evelyn Costner, sister Nancy Shintani, six grandchildren and ten great-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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