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Obituaries
Thursday, January 17, 2002


Maximo "Max" Obado Agnasan, 87, of Honolulu, died Dec. 31. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Richard, daughter Gloria Amodo, sister Serafina Salinas, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Full Gospel Temple. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Woodrow Wilson Alford, 83, of Kalaoa, Kona, a journeyman carpenter, died last Thursday in Kona Community Hospital. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II. He was born in Nola, Miss. He is survived by wife Hazel Mae, stepson Larry Moore, daughter Sheila, brother Riley H. and sister Frankie Standill. Private services.

Ayako Aniya, 85, of Mililani died Jan. 7. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Leslie, daughter Rachel Ginoza and three grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sarah M. Armstrong, 107, of Mililani, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Dec. 26. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She is survived by daughter Nona, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Alfred "Al" Wilroy Brantley, 72, of Honolulu, a retired senior chief for the U.S. Navy, died Jan. 5 at home. He was born in Zuni, Va. He is survived by wife Barbara; sons Alfred, David and Thomas; brothers Calvin and Floyd; and sisters Dorothy Cross and Irene Brantley. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at First Southern Baptist Church of Pearl Harbor.

Mary Au Ching, 98, of Bingham Tract died Sunday. She was born in Kaluanui. She is survived by sons the Rev. Herbert, Edward T., Lloyd L. and Philip H.; sisters Alice Yuen and Esther Robles; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church. Call after 9 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Sacred Heart Church.

Gloria Clark, 60, of Las Vegas, a retired manager for the transportation industry, died Sunday. She was born in Kalopa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Larry; daughters Shana N. Maier, Wray L. Gaub, Renee J. Cron and Rhondelle L. Hoggarth; sisters Patricia Ca-lizo, Emiliana Agcaoili and Barbara Namocot; brothers Victor and Thomas Soriano; and four grandchildren. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Terry W. Duda, 57, of Lahaina, a partner for Maui Four Winds Enterprises, died yesterday at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Pat; son Terry; daughter Kelly Shanks; brothers Mike, Greg, Ronald and Don; and five grandchildren. Scattering of ashes Sunday aboard the Ehukai at Lahaina Harbor, Slip No. 4. The boat will depart at 5 p.m. Gathering to follow at the residence.

Vivian Aimalama Gettmann, 82, of Honolulu, died Monday in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Virgil L.; sons Levi and Albert Perkins; daughters Robertha Garcia and Vivian Purdy; brothers Philip and Herbert Gomes; sisters Ethel Pinho, Priscilla Smeed, Sophie Leibold, Annie Blume and Frances Martin; 18 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. No services.

Portia Marilani Hosoi, 34, of Kailua died Jan. 7 in San Francisco. She was born in Redondo Beach, Calif. She is survived by parents Alan I. and Judith C., brother Jason A., sisters Alana A. Lowenberg and Margo M. Hosoi, and grandmother Dorothy Ambers. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Rochelle Chizuko Hudson, 47, of Kaohe, South Kona, a banquet waitress for the former Kona Surf Hotel, died Saturday at home. She was also an employee for the King Kamehameha and Keauhou Beach hotels, a substitute teacher for Hookena School, a glass artist, a sergeant for the Civil Air Patrol and a sailor. She is survived by husband Roger B.; son Jessie Araki; mother Lora Akase-Nagle; brothers Jeffrey and Everett Araki; sisters Arlene Araki, Shawnette Kaawa and Ada Araki; and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Central Kona Union Church. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Central Kona Union Church Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Amy Emiko Inouye, 72, of Hilo, an assistant manager for the former Haraga Store, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Craig, daughter Doreen Koizumi, brothers Robert "Masa" and Gene "Piggy" Haraga, four grandchildren and a great-grandson. Private services.

Angeles Asuncion Juan, 63, of Honolulu, died Saturday. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Antolin; sons Antolin Jr., Leonardo and Marwin; daughters Fely Mears, Teresita Acio and Rocella Tomas; brothers Wanceslao, Miguel and Manuel Asuncion; sisters Pacita Gani-ron, Teresa Vidad and Florida Semanero; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Alice Kimie Kawano, 74, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Jan. 6 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James, sons Brian and Ward, daughter Gwen Richards, brothers Richard and David Kanehisa, sister Ellen Kubota and four grandsons. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hisamitsu "Sam" Kodani, 60, of Honolulu, a tour coordinator, died Jan. 9 in Honolulu. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Kazumi, sons Keith and Mark, daughter Christie, mother Kimiko and sisters Reiko Kow, Masako Pang and Shari Koizumi. Private services.

Klara Kumeyo Kurano, 91, of Honolulu, a retired school-teacher for McKinley High School, died Jan. 5 in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Yae "Flora" Kawashima, a niece and six nephews. Private services.

Chung Kuen Lee, 86, of Honolulu, died Sunday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in China. She is survived by sons George A.C. and John A.S., daughters Wonda Y.W. Fong and Violet Y.H. Ma, sisters Lai Kuen Wong and Sueng Won Hu, 18 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Hak Sool Lee, 90, of Pearl City, a retired cook for Korean Care Home, died Saturday in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Korea. She is survived by son Joseph Park, daughter Sophie Pai, brother Hyosool Lee, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Henry Kgu Sung Lee, 87, of Pearl City, a retired employee for the Board of Water Supply, died Jan. 7. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after noon. Casual attire. No flowers. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Tuesday.

Kishiye "Mollie" Orita, 86, of Waipahu, died Jan. 2. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons James, Adam and Gerald; daughter Patsy Chun; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

August Charles Ornellas, 92, of Honolulu, a retired warehouseman for Primo Brewery, died Jan. 9 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons August Jr. and Charles D., sister Eva Victorino, companion Lucille "Linda" DeCaires, stepdaughter Betty Lou Hamilton, 34 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Richard Manuel Rapoza, 80, of Honolulu, a retired employee for Union Oil Co., died Monday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Blanche L., sons Richard H. and Frank C., daughter Mary Nina Meinel, sister Catherine Palenapa and seven grandchildren. No services. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

Terry Tamio Sakamoto, 58, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, an employee for the state Department of Health in Hilo, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honohina. He is survived by wife Sue Sung Cha Sakamoto; son Elvin; daughter Janet Sakamoto-Veve-ra; brothers Wallace, Yoshitatsu and Edwin; sister Violet Terada; and a grandchild. Services over ashes: 6 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Mariye Sakurao, 74, of Pearl City died Jan. 5. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sister Mikie, three nephews and a niece. Private services.

Eva Perreira Sheldon, 86, of Haiku, Maui, a homemaker, died Saturday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Paia. She is survived by son Ralph, brothers Genet and Antone Perreira, sisters Mary Fevella and Helen Allencastre, nine grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sam Saburo Shibuya, 83, of Honolulu, retired owner of Shibuya Trucking & Pine Enterprises, died Jan. 5 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Irene, sons Steven and Randall, brothers Bob and Danny, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Harold Y.C. Sung, 54, of Mililani, a teacher for Farrington High School, died Jan. 7. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maxine, sons Kyle and Travis, daughter Amanda, mother Rebecca, brothers David and Roy Solomon, and sisters Charlotte "Kaui" Brown and Mary "Peewee" Nakao. Private services.

Katerina Gaea Taa, 74, of Waipahu died Dec. 26. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Siitia, Albert, Veni, John and Lemasaniai Gaea; daughters Katerina Palaita and Cassandra Soa; brothers Sefo, Atamu and Samu Gaea; sisters Iutita Faamausili, Siao Howard, Senouefa Bartley, Vaalele Bomar, Vaatofu Dixon and Piuai Glenister; 26 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Wake service: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Tulai Tagovailoa, 70, of Hawaii, died Saturday in California. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by son Vaiola; daughters Tamua Aliifua and Sarah Lauti; brothers Simona, the Rev. Amalau and the Rev. Pita Lauti; and sisters Seia Lauti, Ata Telona and Malia Lauti. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Olive United Methodist Church, Wahiawa. Call after 9 a.m. Entombment: Garden Crypts, Sunset Memorial Park.

Atsushi "Take" Takegami, 82, of Honolulu, a retired construction welder, died Friday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waiamea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Amy F., son Ken T., daughter Mary M. and sister Chiyono Senba. Services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Yeiichi Tamashiro, 91, of Kailua, a retired chef for Kamehameha Schools, died last Thursday in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Betty; sons Howard, Richard and Lester; brother Harold; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Janet Van Valey, 68, of Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaii, a retired registered nurse, died Monday at home. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by son John Holmes; daughters Laura Leigh, Lindsey Nyguen and Marion Reeves; and seven grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Withers Wesley Whitehead, also known as "Whitey" and "Mr. Sawyer," 66, a retired employee for the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office, Pearl Harbor, died Jan. 5. He was born in Madison Heights, Va. He is survived by wife Yvonne; sons Kenneth Whitehead, and Mike and Raymond Sawyer; daughter Earlin Sawyer; brothers Leroy, Floyd and James; and eight grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Waianae Army Rest Camp. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Lam Sang Wong, 68, of Honolulu, a retired goldsmith, died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by wife Fanny; son Richard; daughters Janis Long, Annie Au, Vivien Lau and Sandy Wong; and eight grandchildren. Buddhist services: 8-11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Samuel Lum Wong, 72, of Honolulu, died Jan. 3. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sumiko; sons James, John and George; brother Dick; sister Eloise Manifold; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Kikue Watanabe Yee, 85, of Kohala, Hawaii, a cook, housekeeper and maid for Kahua Ranch, died Jan. 8 in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Halawa, Kohala. She is survived by sons Theodore K.J. and Clarence K.S., daughter Leonora Tsukayama, brother Katsumi Watanabe, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Episcopal Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yoshiko Yoneda, 90, of Honolulu died Saturday. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by daughter Shirley Wong and sisters Ura Lum and Kiyoko Yamagishi. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.



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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