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Obituaries

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Sunday, November 18, 2001


Nobuyoshi "Steve" Aketa, 86, of Hilo, a retired Hatada Bakery baker, died Nov. 9 in the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Olaa. He is survived by son Jack, daughter Amy Watarida, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Purificacion Gatchalian Aranca, 76, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died Tuesday in the St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Baguio, Philippines. She is survived by husband Gervacio; sons Arthur, Fernando and Gervacio Jr.; daughters Leticia Cochran, Carmelita Rankin, Zenaida Arcibal and Divina Diala; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Fumiko "Nancy" Emoto, 78, of Pearl City, died Tuesday. She is also survived by sister Ethel Sugawara. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Betty Kiyoko Fujita, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Island Camera Waikiki sales clerk, died Nov. 7 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. Private services.

Marjorie E. Holman, 74, of Kailua, a retired accountant, died Wednesday in Kailua. She was born in Royal Oak, Mich. She is survived by son Terry and brother Al Smith. Private services.

Krisana "Pi Daeng" Sitachit Horsfall, 67, of Mililani Town, died Thursday. She was born in Thonburi, Thailand. She is survived by husband Sidney; sons Salanai and Christopher; brothers Preeda, Arkhom and Kongthon Sitachit, and John; sisters Somlak Suwannasaeng and Pakpring Dharrakasem; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Evalani Keaka Kaina Kuloloia Johnson, 67, of Wailuku and Idaho, a retired Maui County recreational assistant, died Monday in Boise, Idaho. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughters Irvinette Miller and Nani Kaya; sons Charles, Peter, Daryl and Harry; sisters Leiana and Margaret Kuloloia; and 18 grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Hawaii Stake. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

T.W. "Bill" Keithley, 88, of Laguna Hills, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died Oct. 20. He was born in Wilmington, Del. He is survived by daughters Margaret Wachter and Judith Denk, son John, 14 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Basil Kuna, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor rigger, died Nov. 10 in Honolulu. He was born in Kealia, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Joan Gibbs, Diane Witwer and Janice Indie; sons Steve and Brian; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Apolinario "Nario" Javier Monces, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. employee, died Nov. 9. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria Bernardita Pilien; sons Apolinario "Jay Jay" Jr., Sherwin and Melvin; brothers Vicente and Rodrigo; and sisters Consuelo and Naty Monces Cabang. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Church, Kalihi. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 8:15 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Masao Nakamura, 79, of Waialua, a World War II Army veteran, died Nov. 6. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by brothers Charles, Ichiro and the Rev. Paul. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Chikae Nishida, 68, of Honolulu, a retired medical social worker, died Oct. 23. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Masahiro and Kanehiro; and sisters Shigeko Kimura, Claire Yahata, Hiroko Arisumi, Terry Petersen and Kiyoko Nakamoto. Private services.

Harry E. Noekel, 86, of Honolulu, a retired H.E. Noekel Insurance Agency employee, died last Sunday in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in New York. He is survived by son Michael, three grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Unity Church (Diamond Head). Aloha attire.

Rainer Kawai Kamuela Palakiko Jr., infant son of Rainer and Michelle, died Oct. 19 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by sisters Raychelle and Raynelle, and grandparents. Private services.

William George Ross, also known as "Bill" and "Prince," 87, of Kaneohe, died Nov. 9. He was born in Papeiko, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Kent and Sean, daughter Donna, sisters Moira Wagner and Ramona, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Donald G.I. Tanahashi, 62, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired Allied Signal-Honeywell avionics manager, died Thursday at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Susan, sons Gregory and Andy Au, daughter Paula Peterson, sister Diane Johnson, and five grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church. Aloha attire.

Masashi Taniguchi, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Gas Co. foreman, died Oct. 30. He was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. He is also survived by brother Sakae. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Friday.

Leeanda Vernon Tilton, 56, of Kailua, a heavy equipment operator, died Nov. 10 in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia; daughter Piilani Sanchez; son Kelii; brothers Thomas, Louie, Leighton, Leslie and Bobo; sisters Lucille Kaluna, Loisann Kaiwi and Laverne Smith; and a granddaughter. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Fructouso Visitacion, 88, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a retired Olokele Sugar Co. steam general plant assistant operator, died Nov. 4 in Hale Omao. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Catalina; son Henry; daughters Precie Mendoza, Terry Rabilas and Annie Medeiros; sister Esmenia Tagavilla; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kasei Yamanoha, 92, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. irrigator, died Thursday in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by son Hiroshi; daughters Stella Nakamura, Toshiko "Agnes" Takushi, Thelma Yara, Patsy Chu and Edna Pang; brothers Kako and Yoshio Yamanuha; sisters Kikue Tamayose and Tomiko Yara; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Private services.

Hatsuye Yoshizumi, 94, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died Oct. 31 at home. She was born in Kumamoto, Japan. She is survived by sons Donald T., Robert T. and Marc O.; daughters Agnes K. Okazaki and Dorothy Y. Luke; sister Frances S. Moriguchi; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Michael "Mickey" Young, 70, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army and Hickam Air Force Base civilian retiree who also worked for City Bank, McCully branch, died Nov. 10. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Jeannie and Michelle, son Dennis, brother C.G., also known as Janet, and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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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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