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Obituaries
Tuesday, November 27, 2001


Newspaper Guild founder dies



Edward "Ted" Armstrong, 33, of New Jersey, formerly of Honolulu, died Saturday in London. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents James S. and Nina, and brothers Brian J. and Travis C. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward. Call 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Burial: 2:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Nancy Lee Barton, 67, of Honolulu, a retired teacher for Lutheran High School of Hawaii, died Wednesday. She was born in Indiana. She is survived by husband William, son Stuart A., daughter Elizabeth Burgin and mother Louise Owens. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Christable "Auntie Lei" Leinaala Lum Chun, 75, of Ho-nolulu, a retired secretary for First Chinese Church of Christ, died Sunday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Walter K.S., sons Walter "Butch" and Nathan P.K., daughter Lovey K.C. Saludares, sister Thelma K. Chu, brother Guy Elderts, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Chinese Church of Christ. Call after 1 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Solomon Fely Jr., 46, of Haleiwa, a labor construction worker, died Nov. 11. He was born in Kaaawa. He is survived by wife Debbie; daughter Debbie Dean Menor; hanai daughters Tyna Hookano, Malisa Shaffer, Rhonda Cheatham, Maile Rideout and Christle; son Jarin; hanai sons Oliver Menor, Philip Kaaihue and Elvis Manu; mother Ida; brothers Erickson and Dwayne; hanai brothers Tipasa Godfrey and Aso Lima; sisters Brenda Kaahu, Delwynne Kaahanui, Julene Kawaahau and Jamie; grandmother Talalelei Fonoimoana; a grandson; a hanai granddaughter; and 54 foster children. Services: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Queen Liliuokalani Church, Haleiwa. Call after 8 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Leon "Leony" Raneses Fernandez, 39, of Kaneohe, owner of Fernandez Yard Service, died Nov. 17 in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Angelita; sons Wrixon and Wendell; father Gorgonio; brothers Jaime, Gerry, Richard and Freddie; and sisters Myrna Vite, Conchita Abarra, Jacqueline Baguio and Merlyn. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Diane Young Galus, 57, of Honolulu, a computer programmer for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, will be remembered in private services. She died Nov. 18 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by father William W.H. Young and sisters Virginia Young and Pamela Sprinkle.

Grace Ching Goo, 90, of Hawaii Kai, an account clerk for the Department of Health for the territory of Hawaii, died Sunday. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by son Donald, brother Sai Chung, a grandson and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Johnette Cooke Kaiwaikilohana Simerson Grimes, 68, of Mililani, a retired employee for Hawaiian Tel-Verizon, died last Tuesday. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by brothers Hart and Guy Simerson, and Wond Hart. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Jin Zhao Huang, 73, of Hono-lulu, a retired machinist, died last Tuesday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Rui Zhen Liu; son Ting Bo Huang; daughters Yuk Lin Wong, Bethany Huang-Kwock, and Feng Lian, Feng Chan and Jie Ling; sister Yong Xin; and 10 grandchildren. Taoist services: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Robert Kapihe, 71, of Hono-lulu, a retired truck driver for the Department of Transportation, Harbors Division, died Nov. 10 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beatrice; son Robert Jr.; daughters Venus Mageo, Roberta Taamai, Isabelle Cypriano, Katherine Vaiola and Iris; sister Velma Kanawalewale; 23 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bohuslav Zdenek Kostka, formerly of Hawaii, a retired U.S. Army colonel, died Nov. 11. He was also a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was born in Wilbur, Neb. He is survived by wife Florence Martin; daughters Margaret A. Meyer and Barbara A. Treadwell; sons John M., Stephen P. and James A.; sisters Emily Lyskin and Blanche Rodgers; and 14 grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Interment with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Bradford E.M. Leleo, 57, of Honolulu died Nov. 19 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bradford E.M. Jr.; brothers Nathan "Moku" and Knowland "Gumbo"; and sisters Abigail "Umi" Yates, Barbara "Lulu" Harris, Eunice "Malu" Kanae, Noelani "Pinky" Okada and Tainato "Taina" Matsu-yama. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lanakila Ward. Call 9-11:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Ester Tilan Mangayayam, 34, of Honolulu, health and welfare coordinator for Alders Gate United Methodist Church, died Nov. 16. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband John; son Mark; mother Namnama Tilan; brother Henry Tilan; sisters Jean Somera, Dona Valdez and Lorma Calura; and grandmother Teodorica Laoagan. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Alders Gate United Methodist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Patsy Morisaki, 79, of Wailuku died last Tuesday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She is survived by husband Lanny; sons James, Michael and Ramsay; brothers Fred and Yoshiaki Kimura; sisters Lorraine Hashiro and Peggy Tanaka; and nine grandchildren. Private services.

Diane Muhleman, 76, of Ho-nolulu, acting director of the Women's Alcoholism Treatment Center at St. Francis Medical Center, died Thursday. She was also coordinator for the Alcoholism Treatment Program and assistant director of nursing for Garden Sullivan Hospital in San Francisco. She was born in Cincinnati. She is survived by son Scott, daughters Denise Watts and Stephanie Van Dorn, and four grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Kaimana Beach, Sans Souci.

Tamotsu Nagato, 77, of Lihue, formerly of Lawai, a retired maintenance worker for the Sheraton Kauai at Poipu, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hanapepe. He is survived by wife Alice Tomita; brothers Tokuichi, Muneo, Megumi and Ichio; and sisters Yuriye Yokoyama and Shizue Yoshimoto. Private services.

Bonnie Suzuno Nako, 52, of Honolulu, a real estate agent for Marcus & Associates, died Nov. 17 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stanley, daughter Alyssa, parents Wallace Satoshi and Margaret Nekota, sister Joanne Ching, half brother Kenneth Nekota and half sister Maybelle Moore. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary.

Toshiko Oshiro, 70, of Pearl City, a retired pantry leader for Marriott Inflite Services, died Nov. 11 at home. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by husband Harry N.; sons Wendell and Melvin; daughters Amy Javier, Gail Shimazu and Carole Shaw; brothers Chosuke and Choei Terukina; sisters Haru Morita, Yoshiko Okuma, Masako Tonaki and Sueko Hiraguchi; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Dexter Yuk Fong Pang, 46, of Honolulu, a self-employed plumber, died Thursday in Ho-nolulu. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by sons Justin and Kila; companion Keni Kaiwi; mother Gladys K.S. Pang; brothers Dennis and Lowell; and sisters Judith Ann Scarlett, Cynthia Kimball and Patti Jo Bock. Services: 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Maunalua Bay Park, Hawaii Kai. Aloha attire. Loose flowers welcome.

Nelson Joseph Pereza, 76, of Kailua died last Tuesday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Kuiaha, Maui. He is survived by wife Mary "Mele"; son Barry; daughters Mae Kahele, Georgieanne "Georgie" Santiago, and Angela "Anji" and Chanelle; brothers Alfred, Raymond, Santiago "Boy," Samson "Sammy," Theordore "Teddy" and Arnold; sisters Audrey Lee and Irene Rubin; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Church, Kailua. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Sunao "George" Shiraishi, 86, of Hilo, a retired carpenter for the former Enomoto Construction Co., died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahoa. He is survived by wife Shizuko, daughters Alyce Arata and Alysia Yoshizumi, and two grandsons. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation: Homelani Crematory. Casual attire.

Urbano Alipio Simeon, 91, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired heavy equipment operator for the former Mauna Kea Agribusiness, died Nov. 17 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Felicisima C.; sons Leonardo, Francisco, Daniel, Alfredo, Florendo and Reinior; daughters Maria Kunihiro, Florentina Failano and Nellie; brothers Pablo, Felix and Julio; sisters Adelaida and Matda; 29 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mauna Kea Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jean Kamako Takushi, 86, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress for Mildred's of Hawaii, died Nov. 16. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Steven Y.; daughter Janise N. Oshiro; brothers Henry and William Kuwaye; sisters Tsuruko Arume, Evelyn Gay and Doris; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Virginia Taylor, 78, of Kailua, Maui, an Army nurse during World War II, died Friday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was also a nurse practitioner, former head of medical services for Maui Job Corps and gift shop manager for the Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum. She was born in Medford, Mass. She is survived by former husband Richard; children Richard, Ginger, Jo and Roger, and Nancy Sanchez; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sarah Helen Wilkinson, 91, of Waimanalo, died Nov. 15 in Kaneohe. She was born in Ho-nolulu. She is survived by sister Laura Souza, two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Waimanalo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Mitsutoshi Yamashita, 79, of Pearl City, a retired refrigeration/air-conditioning mechanic for Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, died Thursday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Helen, daughters Diane Caulfield and Judy, sisters Lillian Kawaguchi and Betty Shi-kibu, and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m.



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Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
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The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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