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Obituaries
Wednesday, January 30, 2002


Nee Chang Chock Wong / Retired teacher



Gloria Dolores Alejandro, 61, of Wahiawa, died Jan. 22. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Nathan "Moki" Ripa, Martin "Mike" Bergonia, Reginald "Reggie" Remigio and Gabriel Bergonia; daughters Maria "Terri," Rose, Delilah and Glorena Bergonia, and Victoria "Vicky" Lagpacan; parents Edwardo and Concepcion Galapon; brothers Raymond and Richard Galapon; sisters Beatrice Gottlieb and Elizabeth Kamalani; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call 6-9 p.m. Casual attire.

Elizabeth Amaral, 79, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a homemaker, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Waikii, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Geraldine "Jerry" Young and Lorraine Tovio; sons Anthony and John B. Amaral III; brother William Muragin; sisters Betsy Lindhina, Irene Pacheco, Lydia De Morales and Eleanor Ako; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great-grand- children. Wake service: 7 p.m. Friday at Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

Doyne D. Auna, 69, of Waipahu, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War, died Jan. 8 in Las Vegas. He was also a retired civil service electrician in Kunia. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nora, sons Doyne Jr. and Gregory, daughter Renee Yamada, brothers Leroy and Henry, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows, Wahiawa. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

Maria Pascua Campos, 77, of Waipahu, a trimmer for Dole Pineapple cannery, died Monday. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Catalino "Lino"; sons Bienvenido, Roger and Melytor; daughters Tessie Lewis, Precy Salvador, Remy Ueda and Florie Badua; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Additional services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Jane Cooper Crane, 86, of Honolulu, a retired editor for the University East-West Center, died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in Michigan. She is survived by husband Sheldon, son Carroll, two grand-children and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Nora Dias, 77, of Hanalei, Kauai, a retired trimmer for Hawaiian Fruit Packers, died Monday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Hanalei Pavilion. Call after 10 a.m. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Lawrence "Papa" M. Freitas, 70, of Kailua, former proprietor or Freitas Tree Trimming & Landscaping Service, died Monday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys; daughters Laurie Ishikawa, Arlene Hasegawa and Stacey Ruiz; brother Clifford; sister Sylvia Riveira; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Kailua. Call 6-9 p.m.

Wilhelmina Kekapa "Mina" Gleason, 65, of Huelo, Maui, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, died Friday at home. She was born in Paia. She is survived by sons Arnold Wunder and Taua Gleason, daughter Katherine, hanai daughter Nalani Magliato, brother Henry Watson, sister Katherine Skillman and 16 grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Reception to follow. Aloha attire. Private scattering of ashes at a later date.

Joan Williams Gordon, 84, of Kailua, died Monday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Norwood, Mass. She is survived by husband Robert S., son Richard W., daughters Kathleen M. and Carol J., two grand- children and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Kailua. Call 10 a.m. to noon. Private inurnment at a later date. Donations suggested to Catholic Charities, 250 Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu 96817.

Almira "Aly" Hazama, 65, of Rochester, Minn., a retired special learning disability teacher, died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. She is survived by husband Chuck, son Chuck, daughter Ann, sisters Mitsue Estrada and Nan Pablo, and a grandson. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Kahului Union Church. Aloha attire.

Cindy Hewitt, 94, of Hono-lulu, former executive director of the Pasadena Girl Scouts, died Thursday. She was born in Providence, R.I. She is survived by nephew Norman Chalmers. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Honolulu Friends Meeting House, 2426 Oahu Ave. Donations suggested to the American Friends Service, 2426 Oahu Ave.

Wallace "Wally" Michio Higashi, 65, of Honolulu, a retired principal for Moanalua Elementary School, died Saturday. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Eunice; daughters Tracie Higashi and Jill Zeleznik; brothers Elver, Harold and Richard; and a granddaughter. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Matsue "Ann" Horikawa, 84, of Honolulu, a retired sales clerk for Sears Roebuck & Co., died Jan. 21. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Tadashi; sons Steven T. and Maxwell M.; daughter Cindy A.; brothers Itsuo, Katsuye, Hisao, Mutsuo and Akikazu Ibara; sisters Shizue Harada, Mitsue Kimura and Yaeko Suehiro; and a granddaughter. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Dorene Kehaulani Kaio, 40, of Hauula, a veteran of the U.S. Army, died Monday. She was also a cafeteria employee for Kahuku High School. She is survived by husband Carl P.; sons Kevin Lono Kaio and Johnathan Nahoku Imu Aea Kamalani; father Sampson P. Aea; mother Elizabeth L. Aea; brothers Hiram A., Sampson P. Jr. and Floyd A. Aea; and sisters Yolanda N. Seumanutafa and Darlene L. Aea. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Great Mount Zion Holiness Church, Hauula. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hauula Cemetery. Casual attire.

William Katsumi Komatsu, 70, died Saturday in Redlands, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yung Ja Komatsu, sons Byron Komatsu and Robert So, daughter Billie Jean Yugawa, sisters Allene Ayano Chee and Evelyn Aiko Takara, and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Wilfred Kui Yin Lai, 70, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired park keeper for the County of Hawaii, died Jan. 15 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in North Kohala. He is survived by brothers Douglas and Francis, and sisters Winifred Chee and Doris Akana. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Church, Hawi. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Tung Wo Society Cemetery, Halawa. Casual attire.

William Fong Lee, 88, of Honolulu, a retired real estate agent, died Friday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Paul P., daughters Ruth L. Carr and Penny Thornburg, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Gertrudo Junsay Manzano, 93, of Honolulu, a retired plumber for Hickam Air Force Base, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lucy Novite Manzano, son Thomas Reantaso, daughter Sister Marie Dominic Reantaso, brothers Cosme and Pastor Manzano, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Mount. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Lorna Cook Moffitt, 49, of Haiku, Maui, art director for Dolphin Galleries, Wailea, died Jan. 20 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Michigan. She is survived by parents Noel and Jacqueline Cook, sister Priscilla Clark and hanai daughter and niece Gwen Baluss. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call 2-4 p.m. Reception to follow. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to the family.

Elizabeth Kapeka Nihipali, 80, of Laie, a retired school bus driver, died Saturday. She was born in Laie. She is survived by daughters Phyllis Kuamoo, Gwendolyn Crowley and Valerie Fernandez; sons George, Rodney, Gerald, Mallory and Merwyn; hanai sons Luther Kahoalii and Gordon Schilling; brother Herman Waa; 45 grandchildren; and 51 great-grandchildren. Call 6 p.m. Friday at 55-495 Palekana St., Laie. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Stake Center. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Mieno "Alice" Oyadomari, also known as Alice Uno, 77, of Honolulu, a retired accounting clerk for YMCA Metropolitan Office, died Thursday. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by son Nelson G.; daughters Gail H. and Myra E. Oyadomari, and Cheryl M. Nakagawa; sisters Tsuma Matsuyama and Shimayo "Joyce" Uno; and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Evelyn Josephs Phifer, 93, of Kaneohe, died Jan. 15 in Pohai Nani Care Center. She was born in Charlotte, N.C. She is survived by husband the Rev. Dr. William E. Jr.; sons William E. III, Kenneth W. and Robert W.; brothers J.E. and Alex Josephs; sister Beatrice Shoemaker; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. No flowers. Donations suggested to First Presbyterian Church of Hono-lulu. Aloha attire.

Nettie "Tana" Badiyo Rios, 87, of Honolulu, died Jan. 15 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She is also survived by daughter Barbara Jeanne Rio and son Adam Rio Jr. Incorrect information was printed in an obituary published Monday.

Belinda Ann Rodrigues, 45, of Hilo, died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Delson M.; mother Helen; brothers David J. Pacheco, and Raymond and Lionel Rodrigues; and sisters Davelyn Acasia, Doreen Shibuya and Charmaine Silva. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Clyde Manuel Rodrigues, 49, of Makawao, Maui, died Friday at home. He was born in Puunene. He is survived by father Adam A. and brothers Bryan, Kelly and David. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

Nellie Aiko Tanida Simpson, 83, of Spokane, Wash., a retired cook for Kaahumanu Elementary School, died Dec. 17 in Spokane. She was born in Kapulena, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Albert, sons Albert Jr. and Walter B., daughters Janice K. and Laurel Jones, sisters Peggy Correa and Mitsuko Taves, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday at Honpa Hongwanji, Pali Highway. Casual or aloha attire.

Floyd Thomas Swann, 77, of Hilo, a retired business professor for the University of Hawaii, Hilo, died Sunday at home. He was also a former proprietor for Hilo Income Tax Service. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by wife Sue, son Mark, brother Doug and a granddaughter. Services: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire. Call after 2:30 p.m. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Lillian Hisayo Tagawa, 86, of Honolulu, a retired cafeteria employee for Kaimuki Intermediate School, died Monday. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Donald, Howard and Raymond; brother Masao Tominaga; sisters Lily Tanida, Jeanette Chun and Doris Kano; eight grandchildren; and two great-grand- children. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elizabeth Wong Tong, 90, of Kapolei, former owner of Home Drugs, died Jan. 20 in Island Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Ronald H.L., Lawrence H.C. and Leonard H.K. Wong; and sister Nancy Wong Yee. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 8:30-11 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Manoa Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Toshiko Wakayama, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Jan. 21 in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Kyoto, Japan. She is survived by daughters Grace Kawasaki and Nancy Oide, brother Osamu Takamatsu, sister Fujiko Takamatsu, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Phyllis Midori Yamauchi, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Jan. 19 in Straub Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Warren and Jason, brother Motomu Wada and sisters Ayame Fujii and Irene Wada. 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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