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Obituaries
Friday, December 7, 2001




Helen Smith Antonietta, 80, of Kailua, a former president of the local and state chapters of the National Association for Retired Federal Employees, died Tuesday. She was born in New Jersey. She is survived by daughter MaryEllen, sister Ethyle Kruser and brother Vincent Smith. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Call after 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations suggested to the St. John Vianney Parish Outreach Program.

Simeon Steven Caballes, 68, of Waipahu, a retired employee for Hawaiian Tel, died Nov. 26 in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Mercides, sons Stephen and Kevin, daughter Cerenna Aliser, sister Theresa Fernandez and eight grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Church. Call after 8:15 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Mariano Luzano Calara, 75, of Waianae, a veteran of World War II, died Nov. 8. Mass: 5 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Church, Waianae. Call after 4:30 p.m. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Wednesday.

Carl F. Carpenter, 81, of Honolulu, who retired from the U.S. Navy, died Sunday. He was born in Toppenish, Wash. He is survived by wife Mary. Private services.

William Lawrence Denis, 90, of Honolulu, a retired salesman for Westinghouse, died Sunday in St. Francis Medical Center. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Edward "Eddie" Ebinger, 87, of Pukalani, Maui, died Nov. 28 in Kula. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by son Robert, daughter Laverne Teves, brother Eugene, sister Bernice, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: St. Catherine's Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

Richard "Rich" Lincoln Elderts, 45, of Waianae, formerly of Hilo, died Nov. 14. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Therona, son Reid, daughter Richlyn and sisters Verna Duarte and Brigette Mattos. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Pokai Bay Beach, Waianae. Casual attire. No flowers.

Carolina Elefante Etrata, 64, of Honolulu, died Saturday. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Edelberto, Rafael, Constante, Nelson and Carmelo; daughters Corazon Gaborno, Encarnita Villarin and Leila Tee; brothers Jovencio, Brigido, Peter and Bonifacio Elefante; sister Cresencia Elefante; and 16 grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Shirley Berlinda Farkas, 80, of Tustin, Calif., formerly of Kahului, died Nov. 27 in California. She was born in Australia. She is survived by daughter Joeleene F. Private services.

Gabriel Lee Fournier, infant son of Kevin and Stephanie, died Wednesday in Tripler Army Medical Center. He is also survived by brothers Jordan Sell, and Kyle, Joshua and Tyler; sisters Eden Sell and Kalia; and grandparents James and Mary Campbell, and William and Phyllis Valone. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.

Martin "Sonny" Hocson, 83, of Hilo, a self-employed carpenter, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Ookala. He is survived by wife Beatrice "Bea" Smith-Hocson; son Harold W.; daughters Patricia "Pat" Iwamoto, Leorna Hocson-Honda and Dolores Mattos; sisters Mary Araujo, Angeline Zembik and Norma Samson; 21 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mitsuyo Kagawa, 91, of Honolulu, died Wednesday. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by sons Robert, James and Walter; daughter Jane Miyahira; sister Norma Shimada; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Patsy Fusae Kitagawa, 71, of Honolulu, a retired receptionist for Dr. Mark T. Kuge, died Nov. 17. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Kiyoshi; daughter Kathleen Himeda; brothers Masao "Allan," Hisao, Mitsuo and Yoshio Yoshizu; and sisters Sumiye Yoshizu and Jean Akagi. Private services.

Dr. Cecil C. Knippers, 90, of Georgetown, Texas, formerly of Hawaii, a former district superintendent for the Church of the Nazarene Denomination, died Saturday at home. He also retired from the Campus Crusade for Christ International in California, and was a former recording artist and film promoter. He was born in Florien, La. He is survived by wife Eloise Aileen, son Dr. C. Christopher, daughters Lisabeth Sue Udell and Loucinda Diffee Hecker, brothers Col. Shural G. and Dr. Harold, sister Lora Lee Dunkin, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to the Jesus Film Project, P.O. Box 72007, San Clemente, CA 92674-9207.

Albert Kelii Kuaana, 49, of Wailuku, died Sunday at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by significant other Myra; son Jay; daughters Deanna and Jay-Dee; father Jonah; stepmother Rita; brothers Moku and Milton Ahnee, Daniel Smith and Jonah; sisters Mapuana Estrada and Charlene Ahnee; and a grandchild. Wake: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call 8:30-10:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Dukeal "Duke" Lee, 78, of Honolulu, a public accountant, died Monday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Evelyn; sons Phillip and Sheldon; daughters Lynette Sakamoto, Stephanie Nakachi and Anita Lee; brother Ho Ill; sisters June McDonald, Sandra Patchin and Sin Yil; and three grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Interment: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Chi Fai Liu, 56, of Honolulu, a retired chef for Tasty Chop Suey, died last Friday. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Yuet Lau, sons Philip and Henry, daughter Jennifer and five grandchildren. Taoist services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m.

Marian Doris Mancilla, 71, of Ainaloa Subdivision, Hawaii, died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Kathleen McConnell and Pamela, sons Stephen and George, sister Shirley Carinio, brother Edwin Pavao, 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Richard Martin, 74, of Honolulu, a retired employee for the Honolulu Department of Parks & Recreation, died Nov. 26 in Straub Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred; daughters Stephanie Palepale, Mildred Faumuina, Therese Manulee, Kathryn Menor and Patricia, and eight grandsons. Private services.

Charles Santiago Matias, 78, of Honolulu, a retired school custodian, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Olivia; sons Charles Jr., Lawrence and Christopher, and Aundre Kalilikane; daughters Christina, Adela and Carmalita; brothers Benny Asebido and Isoladino; sisters Louise Santana, Hattie Boneza and Mary Takebayashi; and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Glenn Kazuyoshi Miyasaki, 71, of Honolulu, a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, died Nov. 22 at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Daryl and Derrick; brother Takeo; sisters Karen Chow, Kim Murakami and Irene Gardner; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Ricardo Tatsuo Murakami, 85, of Honolulu, a veteran of World War II, died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Emilio S. Nicolas, 91, of Kahului died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Mary C., sons Frank and Emilio Jr., daughters Diane Rook and Cathy Battey, sister Maura Domingo and 10 grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park.

George Okimoto, 67, of Kaneohe, a retired federal employee, died Nov. 25 at home. He was born in South Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betty, daughter Lynne Johnson, mother Motoe, brothers James and Ernest, and sister Erma Ota. Private services.

Violet Ragasa, 87, of Honolulu, died Sunday. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Arthur Cumnings, daughter Louella Medeiros, sister Bernice Tong, 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Jambi-Ann Kuuipolani Samuels-Amina, infant daughter of Jesse Samuels and Margaret Amina, died Nov. 27 in Honolulu. She is also survived by brother Jayson H. and grandparents James Amina and Billy Samuels. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Fei Ying Lim Sip Tong, 86, of Honolulu died Nov. 28 in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Ken, Philip, Winston and Limek; daughters Chee Yen, Theresa, Mary and Sophia; brothers Pan Cheng and Wan Cheng Chiu; sister Ying Ying Leong; and 17 grandchildren. Private services.

Clyde John Vasconcellos Sr., 74, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed tile setter doing business as C&C Tile, died Monday in Hale Malamalama. He is also survived by brother David. The mortuary provided incorrect information 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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