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Obituaries
Tuesday, November 6, 2001


George C.K. Young / Community leader


William Kalaemakani Ahia Jr., 86, of Hilo, died Oct. 29 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahoa. He is survived by sons William K. III, Sam, Alfred A.D. and Robert K.; brother James; sister Helen Walrath; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Protestant Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Antonio Apilado Jr., 78, of Kilauea, Kauai, a yard maintenance person for Pflueger Co., died Oct. 29 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Loretta, sons Herminio and Justin Troy, daughter Donna, and three grandsons. Services: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 1:30 p.m. Internment: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Alfred Agawili Casayuran, 84, of Pearl City, died Oct. 28. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by sons Rudy and Alfred, Jr., daughters Gloria Libres and Tina Cockett, numerous brothers, 10 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 12 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Helen Sau Kam Loo Ching, 102, of Wahiawa, died Oct. 25 in Wahiawa. She is survived by daughters Jennie Bell, Betty Hamada and Aileen Parker, and Lillian; sons Howard and Victor; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Louis Richard Coller, 50, of Fort Lewis, Wash., a veteran of the Vietnam War, died Oct. 17 in Seattle. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Richard and Alicia; companion Fumiko Newsom; hanai daughter Cynthia Brown; brothers James, William, Mark and Patrick; and sisters Margarite, Ann, Katherine, Susan, Claire and Ruth. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at St. Catherine's Church, Kapaa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Interment: St. Catherine's Church Cemetery.

Mitsue Fukuhara, 94, of Hilo, a retired barber, died Oct. 27 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Ookala. She is survived by son Paul A.; daughter Mieko Shigematsu; brothers Richard S., Richard M. and Albert Nakata; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Juliette Yasuyo Fukunaga, 55, of Waimanalo, a bookkeeper for Yamashiro Hardware Store, died Friday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Shizuko; brother Raymond; and sisters Lois Saiki, Harriett Match and Elinor Yoshida, and Arlene and Vinnie. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Silvino "Sonny" Ignacio Jr., 55, of Lihue, died Thursday at home. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Edie; daughter Alana Eve; parents Silvino and Caridad; brothers Bernie, Larry and Michael; and sister Herminia DeLeon. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Lihue Missionary Church. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Betty Ayami Inoshita, 77, of Nuuanu, died Oct. 30. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Vernon; daughter Carolyn Matsuura; brother Ralph Koge; sister Sadami Kawamoto; and two grandsons. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Beverly Gayle Kahihikolo, 63, of Wailuku, a retired pediatric nurse for Molokai and Lanai Hospitals, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was also a caregiver. She was born in Boulder Creek, Calif. She is survived by husband Thomas, son Keith Boscaccli, stepson Thomas, stepdaughters Thalia and Tiffany, two grandsons and seven stepgrandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at Kalama Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

Edward Lee "Tetu" Kameenui, 60, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Tahitian entertainer, kumu and choreographer, died Oct. 29 at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Harry H.K. and Bryan K.; and sisters Pearl Elmore, Rosalinda Stewart and Marilyn Crawford. Services: noon Saturday at Wailua Beach Park near the bridge. Call after 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Gwendolyn "Gwen" Kamalu Kilakalua, 60, of Waianae, died Oct. 21. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Abraham "Kila"; sons Gary and Daniel Wailehua, Steven Rosa, and Isaac; daughters Clareen Lima, Charmaine DeFreitas, and Jubylee, Johnniegirl and Maureen; brothers Edward Keaunui, Clarence Jr., Paul, Robert and Zachary Mokiao; sisters Ruth Hinol, Naoma Ramos, Yvonne Cook, Myrtle Mokiao, Keonaona Kim, Airleen Lucero and Merrie Aipolani; and 20 grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Grayce Sumiye Kimoto, 85, of Honolulu, a retired companion to Mrs. John Erdman, died Oct. 27 in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ernest and Charles, and Carl Kamimoto; daughter Joanne Takahashi; and nine grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. next Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

William "Willy" Keha Kuhia, 51, of Honolulu died Oct. 16. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sarah; son Drieson; daughters Faith "Sunnygirl" Daniels, Sunicka "Nicka," Shawnalee and Shanette "Nena"; parents Hilaria DeJesus and Glenn; brother Glenn; sisters Vivian Moreno and Laura Kilaulani; and six grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Zenaida Obra Mapili, also known as "Edith" and "Aida," 51, of Pahala, Hawaii, a hand harvester for Kau Agribusiness, died Wednesday at home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Eufemiano "Jar" Jr., son July, parents Benjamin and Gregoria Obra, brothers Isidro and Restituto Obra, and sisters Zoraida Abellera and Luzviminda Payne. Overnight vigil: 6 p.m. Friday at the Obra residence, 19 Paauau St. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Pahala Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

Florence Furtado Morse, 94, of Kaneohe, a retired schoolteacher, died last Tuesday in Aloha Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Daniel Jr., Melin and Paul; daughters Jeannette Adams-Hamilton and Shirley Perreira; brothers Henry and Clarence Furtado; sisters Evelyn Warner and Alice Enos; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dr. Ronald Hajime Ono, 47, of Boulder, Colo., died Oct. 11 in Colorado. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Dorothy, uncles, aunts and cousins. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Fabiola Agnes Parker, 94, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and Hilo, a silent movie pianist, died Friday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Central Falls, R.I. She is survived by son Jerry and a granddaughter. No services. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

Asako Touma Phelps, 69, of Waianae, a retired pantry worker for the Sheraton Makaha, died Oct. 26 at home. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Charles "Luckie"; sons Toumas and Ben "Kenji"; daughter Juanita "Keiko" Saturno; brother Shoichi Touma; sisters Toyoko Sugita, Yoshiko Tsunoda, Yaeko Imai and Kazuko Segawa; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Lillian C. Pukini, 89, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died Oct. 28 in Kaneohe. She was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Howard, William and Warner; daughters Lyann Maikai and Arlynn; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Mary Hajime Radner, 89, of Kailua, died last Tuesday at home. She is survived by sister Ruth Monma. No services. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

Gil De Vera Roy, 89, of Ewa Beach, died Thursday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria, sons Gilberto and Gil Jr., daughter Vicky Roy-Caliwliw, and 14 grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call 6-9 p.m.

Enrique "Ricky" Sagucio, 90, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died last Tuesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Emilia; sons Emilio, Marcelo, Pedro and Cecilio; daughters Ana Aguinaldo, Lorenza Pasion and Rosalina; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Lihue Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Woodrow Fredric Schwartz, 87, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Wednesday in Honolulu. He was born in Lincoln, Neb. He is survived by wife Virginia, son Paul Peter, daughter Kathryn Tvorik, and a granddaughter. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church. Call 6-9 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Lucille Franco Theodore, 86, of Lihue, died Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughter Julie Victorino; sons Leroy and Leslie Silva; sisters Roseline Medeiros, Katie Stockman, Barbara Jean Walkin and Vera Franco; brother Alfred Franco Jr.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call 9-10:45 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Sokichi Toguchi, 98, of Pearl City, a retired hog farmer, died Saturday at home. He was born in Okinawa, Japan. He is survived by wife Umito; sons Yukio, Soyei, Hideo, Seikichi and Rodney; daughters Nancy Yama, Lily Ratliff and Jean; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Richard Rikie Tokushima, 76, of Pearl City, a retired employee for Aloha Airlines, died Oct. 25 in Arizona. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Norma, son Brian, daughters Lee Ann Miyamura and Lori, brothers Roy and Stanley, and two granddaughters. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dr. Virginia Taffinder White, 84, of Kapoho, Hawaii, a retired teacher for public and private schools, died Friday at home. She was also an educational consultant. She was born in Texas. She is survived by husband James A., son Gerald, daughter Judith Heath, brother Michael Mehlhoff, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Puna Baptist Church, Pahoa. Casual or aloha attire. Donations suggested through the immediate family to the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Zeta Chapter, Dr. Virginia White Math Scholarship Fund.

James Shigeo Yamane, 77, of Pearl City, a retired instrumentman for Dole Pineapple Co., died Oct. 27. He was born in Haiku, Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Doris; son Miles; daughter Arleen Akamine; brother Harry; sisters Janet Kunita, Annie Kurahashi and Rose Jean Katada; and two granddaughters. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Honpa Hongwanji. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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The index, which goes back several decades,
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