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Obituaries
Sunday, December 30, 2001


Joan Anderson, 62, of Kaanapali, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Kaanapali. She was born in St. Louis, Mo. She is survived by companion Jim Gallagher, daughters Debbie Borrini and Tammi Anderson and sister Patricia Skeen. Mass: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Call after 6:30 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. Lei suggested.

Robert Kwai Fong Chee, 85, of Honolulu, a retired superintendent painter at Pearl Harbor, died Dec. 21 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Herbert, William and Frederick; sister Doris Lau; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Pius X Church, 2821 Lowrey Ave. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Ellen Nyet Len Chong, 98, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education secretary, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Kula. She is survived by sisters Hazel Hung, Vera and Alys Chong. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at First Chinese Church of Christ. Casual attire.

Sueko "Sue" Dakujaku, 82, of Hilo, a housewife, died Monday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Gilbert and Robert; daughters Valerie Saruwatari and Louise Yamamoto; sister Haruko Hayashi; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Antonio "Tata Tony" Augustine Dela Cruz, 84, of Ookala, Hawaii, a laborer for the former Hamakua Sugar Company, died Dec. 23 in Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. He was born in Laoy, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Violet; daughters Karen Powers, Doris Torres, Diana Torres, Annette Simao, Bernadette Ah Choy and Debbie Pacheco; and 20 grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Papaaloa, Hawaii. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at the Ookala Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Candy Johnson, 56, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died Thursday in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harry Galdeira, Matthew, Oscar and Jacob; daughter Roxanne; brothers Bobby, Harry, Raymond, Herbert, Louis, Leslie, Earl and Bernard Galdeira and James Joyce; sisters Marie Torres, Yvonne Camara, Marvaleen Bilermo and Lady Dearing; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

David Hun Kin Lai, 60, of Kailua, a retired plumber, died Dec. 23 in Castle Medical Center in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Fely; children Nani, Edith, Chico, Leitrisha, Michael and Kanoa; brother Stephen; sister Evaline; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Kailua. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal service: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Yukio "Shoe" Matsumoto, 79, of Lanai City, retired from the Dole Company and a Lanai Credit Union officer, died Monday. He is survived by wife Matsuko, sons Colbert and Kurt, brother Jeff and three granddaughters. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel and 10 a.m. Saturday at Lanai Hongwanji. Call after 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Casual attire. No flowers.

Wallace P. Medeiros, 69, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaiian Telephone education manager, died Dec. 20 in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Vivian; sons Wally Jr., Chris and Douglas; daughters Cathy Shon, Donna Kawamoto and Carolyn Miranda; brothers Stanley and Vincent; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Ernest Yoshito Nabeta Jr., 77, of Hilo, a retail salesman, died Tuesday in the Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Aylene, son Nelson, daughter Mildred Matsuo, sisters Ethel Iwashita and Nora, brother Ralph and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Maria Hoa Thuy-Thai Pham, infant daughter of Thao Pham, of Yigo, Guam, died Thursday in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by grandparents Thanh Van Pham and Hue Thi Bui. Services to be held in Wichita, Kan.

Herbert Taketoshi Teramae, 89, of Waipahu, a retired Nikko Gardens restaurant manager, died Dec. 23 at home. He was born in Onomea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helen H.; sons Herbert H. and John T.; daughters Jane H. Copta and Helen H. Miyashiro; brothers Derek T. and Robert S.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harue Tokioka, 95, of Honolulu, died Thursday at home. She was born in Murakami, Nigata, Japan. She is survived by sons Lionel Yukio and Franklin Makato, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services held.

Lydia Apilando Viernes, 66, of Kaneohe, a housewife, died Dec. 19. She was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. She is survived by husband Recardo Delere; sons Myles, Richard, Ricky, Alvin, Donald, Jesse and William "Billy"; daughters Linda Onomura, Carol Quinlan and Diana Sugahara; brothers Guillermo Bueno, William Apilando, Simione and Francisco Apilando; sister Amelia Poli; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Windward Worship Center, 45-416 Kamehameha Highway in Kaneohe. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Clifford Takeo Yoshioka, 88, of Honolulu, died Dec. 23. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Alan K., Bert H., Clayton and Dean; brothers Masao, Haruo and Nobuo; sister Kimie Nogawa; six grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Private services held.



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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