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Obituaries
Friday, November 16, 2001


Mew Yung Jay Chu, 86, of Honolulu, a retired teacher and librarian, died Nov. 8 in Straub Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers professor Wally, Alfred and John Jay; and sisters Mew Quon Ho and Elsie Sniffen. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Francis Hughes, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired pharmacist and owner of Hughes Drug Store chain, died Sunday in Pohai Nani Good Samaritan Retirement Community. He was born in Nebraska. He is survived by wife Mary, son Michael, daughter Janet Hughes Rajala, brothers Hyland and Stanley, and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Pohai Nani Club House. Aloha or casual attire. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society, Hawaii Chapter.

Mildred Ayako Kawamoto, 76, of Honolulu, retired co-owner of Kawamoto Orchid Nursery, died Nov. 3. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Leslie; daughter Joyce Miyasaki; brothers Ralph, Alvin and Gary Watanabe; sisters Bessie Toguchi, Mae Uyeno, Irene Ono, Jane Kobayashi, Carole Watai and Gail Suganuma; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Hideo Kawano, 82, of Honolulu, a retired chief executive officer for H. Kawano and Co., died Oct. 26 in Ka Punawai Ola. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Roy and Melvin; daughter Ann Yamada; brothers Toshio, Yoshio and Walter; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Donald T. Knutson, 71, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Airlines pilot, died Sunday in Straub Medical Center. He is survived by wife Mackie; sons Eric, Thor and Lang; daughter Kirstin; brother Darrell; sister Shirley Howard; and two grandchildren. Remembrances: 5 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Private burial. Aloha attire.

Sadami "Wally" Kubo, 72, of Pearl City, an equipment repairer for GTE Hawaiian Tel, died Nov. 5. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Richard Michael McGuire, 65, of Honalo, Kona, a retired naval architect, died Nov. 1 in Kona Community Hospital. He was also a commander for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He was born in Battlecreek, Mich. He is survived by brothers John P. and C. Barry. Services: 3:30 p.m. Sunday aboard the Fairwind Boat, which will depart from Keauhou Bay. Casual attire. Donations suggested to charity.

William "Bill" Medeiros, Sr., 83, of Hilo, a retired accountant for the Hawaii County Board of Water Supply, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Charlotte Hall and Beryl Sampaga, sons William "Billy" Jr. and David Lewis, sister Agnes Bunch, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 12:15 p.m. at St. Joseph Church followed by burial at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mary W. Tollefsen Mendonca, 88, of Honolulu, formerly of Molokai, died Sunday. She was born in Waialua, Molokai. She is survived by daughters Marilyn H.K. Apiki, Frances "Pinkie" Jorgensen and Joan Johnson; brothers Samuel K. and Edwin Tollefsen; sisters Gertrude Mahi, Winona Kakaio and Winifred Naehu; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 2747 Pali Hwy. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Tetsuo Nakada, 70, of Hilo, a retired welder for the former Industrial Steel Corp., died Monday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kimie; daughter Cynthia Tatsuno; brothers Sumio and Haruto; sisters Fumie Doi, Mieko Fukunaga, Yoshiko Ishiki, Nancy Shigematsu and Yoneko McNeil; and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mark Kazuo Nekomoto, 45, of Honolulu, died Oct. 29. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Yoshie and sister Lori Michael. Private services.

Nicholas Rodrigues Pao Sr., 84, of Kailua, a retired realtor and developer, died Sunday in Kailua. He was born in Kauai. He is survived by wife Mabel "Dinah"; sons Brother Franklin, Nicholas Jr., Carl, Bruce and Jeff; daughter Winifred Reed; sister Gloria Medeiros; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Kailua. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Reginald Robert Robello, 66, of Honolulu, a retired senior warehouseman with Honolulu Paper Co., died Nov. 9 in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jeanne, son Derek, daughters Regina Robello and Bernadine Ion, sisters Marie Crowell and Jeanette Tavares, and two grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Momoyo Sakane, 99, of Kahului, died Oct. 31 in Hale Makua. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by sons Hiroaki, Sadao and Takeshi; daughters Matsuko Yamanishi and Kinue Sakane; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Joseph L. "Joe" Santos, 69, of Aiea, a retired Hawaii Newspaper Agency employee, died last Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Veronica "Roni"; brothers Aqualino "Lino," Samson and Charles; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Church. Call after 6 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Mackey Allen "Mack" Scott, 54, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Navy commander, died Monday in Honolulu. He was born in Dallas. He is survived by son John, daughters Tracy Scott-Silva and Jennifer Scott, mothers of his children Delaine and Barbara, and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Patricia Louise Silva, 70, of Hilo, died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Ninole, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Edward L.; son Michael H.; daughters Marilyn Veincent and Michelle Fragas; brothers Ernest, James, William and Joseph; sisters Violet Chung and Helen Benitez; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ken "Kenbo" Tamashiro, 67, of Kahului, a retired painter with Endo & J.D. Painting Co., died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Mollie; daughters Karla Tamashiro and Jan Ratte; brothers Yasuro and Yasuhide; and sisters Chie Tamashiro, Barbara Miyasato and Ethel Kakumu. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Masashi Taniguchi, 82, of Honolulu, a retired foreman for the Gas Co., died Oct. 30. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by son Glenn, daughter Edlyn, brothers Sakai and Seiso, and sisters Kiyoko Eya and Hideko. Private services.

Takashi "Robert" Tokuoka, 85, of Paia, Maui, a retired machinist for Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar, died last Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Chiyoko "Joan"; sons Dennis and Roy; daughters Grace Masaki and Ann Nouchi; brother Takamasa; sisters Hisako "Cherry" Mitsunaga, Margie Kimura, Dorothy Tsuchiyama and Thelma Kasahara; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Kiyoto Uegawa, 91, of Kapaa, a retired sprinkler operator with Lihue Sugar Plantation and a supervisor with Hawaiian Canneries, died Saturday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Wailua, Kauai. He is survived by wife Shizuno; sons Eugene and Lincoln; daughters Jane Kanada, Amy Kimura, Katy Uegawa and Irene Lekarczyk; and nine grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kurt Yamaguchi, 36, of Lihue, a chef for Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, died Tuesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by parents Shigeto and Esther, brother Duane and sisters Candice Pascual and Wendy. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Burial: Kalapaki Bay Memorial Cemetery. 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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