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Obituaries
Saturday, February 2, 2002


Benito "Benny" Apostadiro, 76, of Ewa Beach, a retired business agent for the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, died Jan. 22. He was also a former state boxing commissioner. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Vicenta "Vicky"; sons Ricky, Alvin, Dexter and Barry; daughters Teresa Diaz, Geri Peralta, Charlene Richardson, Donna Artiaga, Laverne Crail, Lisa Mendes, Natty Pundyke, Mary Nagamine, Alicia Stocks, Gina Apostadiro, Tessa Apostadiro and Tracy Burridge; sisters Petra Paredes, Katherine Sabog, Josephine Munar, Claire Fontanilla and Natty Ganaban; 39 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Wake service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Lydia Gosch, 87, of Wahiawa, a retired saleswoman for McInerny, died last Saturday. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Robert. Private services.

Annine Tonyokwe Hidai, 61, of Honolulu died Tuesday. She was born in the Marshall Islands. She is survived by husband Takao; children Floyd Tonyokwe, Leroy Netwan and Lydia Anien, and Carnation, Shima, Melvin and Vinton Hidai; mother Nancy Tonyokwe; brothers Paul, Leo and Edward Tonyokwe; and 21 grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Marvin C. Howard, 93, of Honolulu, a retired employee for the National Aeronautics & Space Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration, died Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Kansas. He is survived by daughter Leinani Leatherberry and grandson Alika Leatherberry. No services.

Ruth Misao Ikeda, 88, of Honolulu, a retired assistant manager for Tapa Room, Hilton Hawaiian Village, died Jan. 20 in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Waipouli, Kauai. She is survived by sisters Hinayo Lani Matsuura and Hanayo. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

David Un Jue Khil, 84, of Honolulu, a retired garage superintendent for the U.S. Postal Service, died Jan. 24 in Straub Medical Center. He was also a retired sales representative for Horita Realty. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Betty S., sons Brian and John, daughter Joan Ryugo, sister Mary Zarbaugh, half brother Harry Park and half sisters Adeline Carpenter and Ruth Kim. Private services.

Hihan Kim, 65, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired anthurium packer, died yesterday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by stepdaughters Kim Chong Suk Chang and Eunsuk Lee, stepson Joh Suk Hong Kim and three stepgrandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Hilo Korean Christian Church. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Kenneth Kenjiro Kono, 89, of Pearl City, a retired chemist for Libby McNeil and Brewer Chemical, died last Saturday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tomiko "Atkins"; sons Fred and Michael; daughter Joann Fujioka; brother Thomas; sisters Irene Amazaki, Shizue Nakagawa and Katherine Kono; three grandsons; and a great-grandson. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shizuka Kuwasaki, 82, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk for Shirokiya, died Jan. 21. She is survived by daughters Diane Yrizarry, Lynn Tow and Carol; sisters Barbara Murakami and Jean Bowman; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Dorothy Virginia Linnett, 84, of Hawaii Kai died Jan. 23. She was born in New Britain, Conn. She is survived by sons Edgar III and William, daughter Barbara, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Elsie Shizue Nishioka, 86, of Mililani died Jan. 22. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Charles, son Saxon, daughter Elaine Yoshioka, sister Dorothy Hirayama, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Sharon R. Pierson, 66, of Palolo Valley died Jan. 21 in Kula Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Terry Felix, and Dennis, David and Mark Manning; daughters Ailona Stucchi, Denise Bradbury, Misty K. Griffiths, Lorna Soberano and Laura Pierson; brother David A. Silva; and 20 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Veterans' Cemetery. Casual attire.

Andrew "Andy" Anakalea Purdy Sr., 60, of Waipahu, a retired employee for Fresh Start Bakeries, died Jan. 23. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Loraine; daughters Andrea, Maui and Adriennie Purdy, and Louise Perreira; sons Andrew Jr. and Johnathan; sisters Bernice Wirtl, Beatrice Kaiokamalie and Harriet Fukuoka; brothers Benjamin, Samuel, Robert, James and Palmer; and 12 grandchildren. Wake service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Dr. Robert Skinner Ramsay, 81, of Pittsburgh, a retired industrial psychologist, died Jan. 2 in Pittsburgh. He was also a former college professor and a veteran of World War II. He was born in Amsterdam, Ohio. He is survived by wife Ruth Ann, daughter Ramsay of Honolulu, son Dr. Douglas S. and two grandsons. Services on the mainland.

Catalina "Talin" Cabida Silvania, 81, of Ewa Beach, died Jan. 23. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Celedonio, sons Patricio and Pacito, daughter Leonida Gasmen and 13 grandchildren. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. Call 6-9 p.m. Casual attire. Burial in the Philippines.

Thomas Oliver Suderman, 49, of Paauilo Mauka, Hawaii, a cook, died Jan. 15 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jessie I., Addison and Erick; daughter Erin; parents Oliver and Anita; brothers John K. and James A.; and sisters Lynne Yarrington, Mary Graffeo, Kathryn Mundy, Gail Brown and Nalani Nordean. Services at a later date.

Edward Sosei Tomihama, 86, of Honolulu, a retired management analyst for the U.S. Army, died Jan. 17. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Elaine N. Eguchi and Julie A. Yamamoto, sisters Elsie Yoshitomi and Beatrice, and three grandchildren. Private services.

George Zitzelsberger, 64, of Kailua, a typesetter, died Sunday in Kailua. He was born in California. He is survived by sons Roy and Douglass, brother John and two grandchildren. Services on the mainland.



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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