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Obituaries
Friday, December 21, 2001


Manuhuia A. Bennett / 1916-2001



Edythe Yim Chock, 91, of Honolulu, a retired civilian clerk for Tripler Army Medical Center, died Dec. 10 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Calvin K. Yim, daughters Sylvia Y. Rapoza and Marian Y. Jackson, sisters Evelyn Chang and Irene Ow, five grandsons and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis-West Hospice, 91-2127 Fort Weaver Rd., Ewa Beach 96706.

Mary D'Avirro, 81, died Dec. 6. She was born in Cleveland. She is survived by husband Mario; sons Nicholas, David and Michael; daughters Kathleen Fry and Debra D'Avirro; sisters Pasqualina Germano, Alice Neuberger and Ida DiMarco; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Deogracio "Baba" Doctolero Jr., 38, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died Dec. 11 at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by brothers Melvin and Michael, and sister Julie Doctolero Kaluahine. Services: 6-9 p.m. next Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Dirk J. Van Emmerik, 71, of Kailua, formerly of Pontiac, Mich., a veteran of the U.S. Army, died Wednesday. He also was a retired engineer for General Motors. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Patricia, daughter Marie Kane, sons Chris and Steven, and eight grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society, 130 Kailua Rd., Kailua 96734; or Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Rd., Honolulu 96817.

Henry Chu Hing, 84, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor for the Honolulu Department of Parks & Recreation, died Dec. 12 at home. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Mary Chu Hing, companion Josephine, stepson Edward Kelepolo, one grandson and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Thomas Tamotsu Hirata, 84, of Honolulu, a retired automotive painter for Ala Moana Volkswagen, died Dec. 8. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Hiroko "Harriet," son Wayne M., daughters Lynette E. Nakagawa and Ann K. Oneha, brother Hisashi, sisters Kaoru and Hideko Miyamoto, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Jacob "Jake" Y. Kim, 87, a retail druggist, died Oct. 21. He was born in Wahiawa. He also owned Royal Pharmacy Ltd. in Ewa Beach, formerly in Waikiki, and was president of the Hawaii Pharmaceutical Association and the Hawaii Retail Druggist Association. He is survived by wife Mildred, son Dennis S.Q., daughter Louanne L. Matsler and five grandchildren. Private services.

Mitchell "Boy" Montana Medeiros, 19, of Pahala, Hawaii, died last Friday in Kau Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by father Lionel Chartrand; mother Gail Medeiros; sisters Desma Aniban (hanai mother), Dina Tamura (hanai mother) and Kealani Chartrand; brothers Lewin, Lorren K., Kealii, Keanalu and Keanukai Chartrand, and Dustin Aniban; hanai brother Mike Kaawa; and grandparents Gilbert Medeiros Sr. and Margaret Young. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Naalehu Assembly of God Church. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Raymond Shogo Nagata, 77, of Honolulu, retired president of K. Nagata Construction Inc., died Dec. 13. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty; sons Steven Nagata and Judge Russell Nagata; daughters Noreen Hananoki and Kathleen Sato; brothers Marshall, Kenneth, Leonard and Lionel; sisters Violet Najita, Fusae Ippongi and Jeanette Nishikawa; and six grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lee Oberbeck, 50, of Pomona, Calif., and Maui, a real estate agent for Windermere Real Estate/Paragon, died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He also retired from the U.S. Air Force and Reserves. He was born in Pomona. He is survived by wife Dyann M. Lyon, son Shawn, father John, brother Dari and sisters Sherry Oberbeck and Lynn Cors. Services on the mainland.

Patra Puapong, 20, of Honolulu, died Oct. 28 in Los Angeles. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Praphan, mother Ratana and brother Punn. Services: 10 a.m. Dec. 29 in St. Alban's Chapel, Iolani School. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Iolani School Music Scholarship Fund, Hawaii Youth Symphony Association and/or the Hawaiian Humane Society. Incorrect information was printed in an obituary published Wednesday.

Roy Isamu "Froggie" Sakai, 83, of Hilo, a retired carpenter supervisor for the Hilo operations of Jas W. Glover Ltd., died Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Puna. He is survived by wife Hanako, daughters Sharon Muraki and Audrey Sakai-Smith, brother Kadushi, sister Matsuko Tamura and five grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 2 p.m. Aloha attire.

Chieko Sasano, 67, of Honolulu, a retired manager for Blue Hawaii Travel, died Dec. 13 at home. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Colbert S.; sons Danny Kitagawa, Michael H., Derek and Daryl; daughter Deborah Tasaka; and nine grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Manuel Sadaran Tabile, 93, of Waianae, a retired stevedore, died Nov. 28 in St. Francis Medical Center. He is also survived by son Edward Liwai. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Monday.

Louis Kauhane Wallace Jr., 62, of Wahiawa, a retired merchant seaman for Young Brothers Shipping Services, died Dec. 9. He also is survived by stepdaughter Marla Barnes, half brothers Gordon and Carlson, half sisters Sandi and Mary Lou, and stepbrother Jack Smith. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Wednesday.

Daniel Migaku Watanabe, 85, of Honolulu, retired heavy equipment operator for Hawaiian Dredging and Construction, died Dec. 9 in Kuakini Medical Center. He also was owner of Hale Bonsai. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Helen and brothers Maurice, Tokio, Fred and Jack. Private services.

Marvin Woolsey, 41, of Kailua, died Nov. 5. He is survived by son Raygan, daughter Malia, mother Elizabeth Barrios-Rohrer, father Vernon Rohrer, brothers Michael and Jack Woodall, and sisters Donnie Millan and Wanda Woolsey-Carpio. Services: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 29 at sea. Departure at Dream Cruises, Kewalo Basin.

Tamotsu Yokono, also known as Horace Tamotsu Yokono, of Honolulu, a retired refrigeration mechanic, died Nov. 1. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Grace, daughters Jo Ann Nakatani and Cynthia Masunaga, brothers Tomomi and Masayoshi, sisters Fumiko Ayakawa and Sumie Yokono, and a granddaughter. Private services.

Kevin Yoshimori, 43, of Koloa, Kauai, died Dec. 12 at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by parents Tamotsu and Jane, brothers Stan and Guy, and grandparents Bun Yoshimori and Fusao Watanabe. Private services.



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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