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Obituaries
Thursday, November 1, 2001


Gwendolyn Kehaulani Beaman, 50, of Waianae, died Oct. 15. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Yolanda Mersberg, Leandra McCollum and Rowena Brown; mother Esther Nakoa; sisters Iwalani Daniels, Beverly Kelii, Rosemary Siliga, Leimomi Russell, Raylyn Quesada and Darlene Kipilii; brothers Michael, Raymond, Henry, Timothy, Kainoa and David Santiago; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Door of Faith Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon Saturday at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire.

Jonathan Ian Bear, 23, of Kailua-Kona, a musician, singer and freelance writer, died Oct. 13 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Milwaukee. He is survived by mother Jeanne Long, father Scott, hanai mother Marilynne Check, stepsisters Emily and Lily, and grandmother Lillian. Services: noon today at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Kona. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 217, Kailua-Kona 96745.

Lorraine Geraldine Castro, 80, of Honolulu, died Thursday in Nuuanu Hale Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alfred J., son Leslie L., daughter Alaine G., sister Elvera S. Maria, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass: 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Pali Highway.

Yee Moi Chang, 99, of Ho-nolulu, died Oct. 21 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Richard, Dr. Solomon and Norman; daughter Clarice Takushi; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Helen Hiilei Ching, 79, of Waipahu, a retired nurse at Waimano Hospital, died yesterday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons David "Junior" and Kelii; daughters Rowena "Cissy" Tiqui and Faye Ching; brother Chris Williams; sisters Maude "Buddy" Rice, Olivia "Via" Kepa and Margaret "Lani" Rule; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Zablan Beach, Nanakuli. Casual attire.

Fredrik Waldo Edwardy III, 90, of Kailua-Kona, a retired health food magazine editor and World War II veteran, died Saturday at home. He was born in Tallahassee, Fla. He is survived by son David, daughter Denise Edwardy-Towle and three grandchildren. Services to be held in California at a later date.

Raymond Estrada, 54, of Wailuku, died Oct. 22 at home. He was born in California. He is survived by daughter Mona. Private services.

Barbara Midori Fujii, 62, of Honolulu, a retired vice principal at Mililani High School and former English teacher at Radford High School, died Oct. 20. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Clarence "Buster" Mitsuyoshi, son Mark M., daughter Stacey S. Fujii-Lee, father Shinno Sugihara and brother Edwin A. Sugihara. Services: 12:15 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dennis Paul Grove, 51, of Keaau, Hawaii, a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, died Monday at home. He was born in California. He is survived by fiance Linda M. Wilson, daughters Cecilia L. White and Jennifer R. White, son Jesse H. White, stepdaughter Sara Wilson and stepson Nathan I.S. Wilson. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Burial to follow.

Noboru "Nobu" Hayashi, 75, of Honolulu, died Oct. 18. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Setsuko; daughter Rieko Coffey; sister Mieko Curry; and brothers Shiro, Thomas and Benjamin Hirata. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. No flowers. Casual attire.

Noboru Ishizaka, 79, of Lahaina, a retired irrigator at Pioneer Mill, died Oct. 21 in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brother Masayoshi, and sisters Jeanette Yamashita and Elaine Bennett. Private services.

Misayo Kurisu, 98, of Wailuku, owner of Wailuku Clothes Cleaning Shop, died Oct. 26 in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. She is survived by sons Takao and Nobuo, daughter Loraine Farrar, brothers Mineo Murakami and Yoshio Murakami, sisters Tonayo Hamamoto and Thelma Yogi, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Jose Kenneth Lanias, 73, of Pearl City, a retired sheetmetal welder at Hawaii Hotel & Restaurant Supply, died Saturday in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Juanita "Nita"; daughter Adrienne Smith; brothers Terry, Pat and Tony; and sister Vicky Andrade. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Henry "Hank" Kahikilani Lau, 63, of Honolulu, an automobile salesman, died Saturday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Dorothy Apana Boteilho; sons Henry A.K. Kekahuna and Spencer K. Lau; daughters Jody K. Kila and Nikki K. Lau; sisters Miriam U. Lau, Marilyn K. LeBoeuf and Olivia Alvero; brothers William Sr., George Jr. and Frederick; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Pui Yiu Lum, 93, of Honolulu, died Oct. 24 at home. She was born in China. She is survived by daughter Gisele Lau, sister Won Sin Chong, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Taoist services: Call after 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 12:45 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Frank Robert "Bob" Meyer III, 72, of Kailua, former executive director at the Windward YMCA, died yesterday. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by wife Lois, sons Paul and Don, daughter Donna, sister Madolyn Hannah, hanai son David Young and two grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Beach Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Windward YMCA.

Tomiyo Nishihara, 85, of Hilo, a retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. employee, died Oct. 23 in the Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Leslie; daughters Shirley Matsunaka, Helene Carvalho, Cindy Nishihara, Ethel Mitsumura, Sharon Yamamoto and Jean Sindt; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Waipaokalani Phillip Nishimura, 18, of Aina Haina, a 2001 graduate of the Kamehameha Schools, died Saturday at home. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by parents Guy and Kelly; mother Yvette Sakurada; brother Ikaika'o A.; half-brother Mikey Sakurada; grandparents Shige Nishimura, Patsy Nishimura and Phyllis Duchene; great-grandparents William Kamealoha and Qunny Kamealoha; and stepgrandmother Mildred Itakura. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Kamehameha Schools Bishop Memorial Chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

Clete P. Patterson, 36, of Honolulu, a former bank teller, died Oct. 22. He was born in Lynwood, Calif. He is survived by father Baab, brother Jay and stepmother Leilia. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday. Call Debbie Trigilio at 735-9561 for information. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Leandro Ciriako Pedro Sr., 67, of Waimanalo, a retired Fujishige Trucking employee, died Friday in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Irene R.; sons Leandro Jr., Sterling, Wade and Aaron; daughter Leandra Kuloloia; sister Elaisa Bergau; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Kinuko "Kay" Sakaguchi, 86, of Honolulu, formerly of Las Vegas, died Oct. 12. She is survived by daughter Linda Sakaguchi-Gorion, brother Shoichi Kiyota, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ralph Tsukasato Shimokawa, 94, of Kihei, Maui, a retired principal at Kamehameha III Elementary School, died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Michi; sons Allen, Edward and Howard; brother John; sister Hitoe Miyahara; and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Friday at Iao Congregational Church. Call after 10 a.m. Reception to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ekela Hali 'Imaile Shintani, 62, of Kekaha, Kauai, an employee at Niihau School of Kekaha, died Friday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born on Niihau. She is survived by daughters Amy Kahale, Gloria Shintani and Ku'upuamaiole C. Gaspar; sisters Alina Kanahele and Emela Shintani; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Kenneth Yoshikazu Suzuki, 83, of Honolulu, died Oct. 16. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Tomiko; son Kenneth Jr.; daughters Gail Ching, Gwen Oishi and Fern Hokutan; brothers Eustace and Richard; and 11 grandchildren. Private services.

Teruyuki Takahashi, 87, of Aiea, a retired city heavy equipment operator, died Oct. 22. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Joyce Almondia and Dorothy Kekaula, son Roy, brother Masami Kanda, sisters Tamoe Fukunaga and Masayo Tamura, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Shoichi Tanaka, 87, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. employee, died Oct. 18. He is survived by wife Michie; sons Howard, Leslie and Curt; daughters Irene Fujita, Lillian Kusunoki, Janet Inouye, Elaine Ishiara and Joy Kodo; brothers Kiyoshi and Shigeru; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Halen Kazuyo Toyama, infant daughter of Dennis and Yuri, died Oct. 24. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by grandparents Frank Toyama, Shirley Toyama, Richard Maeda and Janet Maeda. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tina Maelega Tufuga-Valai, 69, of Kahuku, a linen room worker at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Temple, died Friday. She was born in Western Samoa. She is survived by husband Fa'aoso; sons Fione Valai, Mike Tufuga and Falakai Tufuga; daughters Joyita Sasauli, Velma Ikakoula and Iva Valai; brothers Auro Magalogo, To'e Magalogo and Penilosa Tausoga; sister Valu Tailele; and 19 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 9th Ward, 55-110 Lanihuli St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery.

Richard Nobuyuki Wake, 72, of Glenn Burnie, Md., formerly of Honolulu, died Sunday. He is survived by wife Cathy K.; sons Randall T. and Nicholas M.; daughters Linda M. Wake-Garza and Cindy T. Nash; mother Reiko; sisters Sadie Seay, Nancy Ishihara and Barbara Martin; brother Edward; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services pending.

James Zenyei Yamashiro, 84, of Aiea, who died Saturday, is survived by three great-grandchildren. Incorrect information was provided by the mortuary for an obituary published yesterday.



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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