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Obituaries
Tuesday, February 5, 2002


Albert Anderson Jr., 71, of Aiea, proprietor for Paradise Skycap, died Saturday in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in South Carolina. He is survived by wife Earlie B., son Albert III, and brothers Frank and Howard. Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Aiea United Methodist Church. Aloha attire.

Juan "Johnny" Buza, 90, of Kekaha, Kauai, a sugar cane ramp unloader operator for Kekaha Sugar Plantation, died Friday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughter Eileen, seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Mass: 3 p.m. tomorrow at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kekaha. Call after 2 p.m. Burial: Kekaha County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Franklin "Pancho" Castro Jr., 53, of Hilo, a self-employed handyman, died last Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hauula. He is survived by companion Nora Soares; sons Sean and Franklin Soares, and Donovan, Marco and Chalcey Castro; daughters Vicky M. Steward and Patricia Castro; mother Christine; brothers Larry and Roy; sisters Christine L. Antolin, Shirley K. Castro, Doris Paakaula, Nora Ward and Lily Castro; hanai father Charles Chung Jr.; hanai sister Janice Chung; hanai brothers Ah Wah Chung and Charles Chung III; and 14 grandchildren. Wake service: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Pamela Leolani Chang, 53, of Honolulu, national sales manager for Walter Golf Inc., Las Vegas, died Friday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dick Duckler, father Walter C.H. "Sonny" Chang and sister Val-erie Chong. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Herbert Codera, 64, of Waipahu, an employee for Oahu Sugar Plantation, died Jan. 27. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Jensen and James; daughter Janalla Shoemake; mother Frances; hanai mother Edna; brothers David, Byron, Richard, Charles, Thomas, Ross and Paul Alcos; sisters Jeanette Marshall, Winona Sabanal, Theresa Dano and Sharon Alcos; and three grandchildren. Mass: 6 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 5 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Saturday at Oneula Beach Park, Ewa Beach. Casual attire.

Annie Konohia Daguay, 85, of Honolulu, an employee for American Can Co., died last Tuesday in Honolulu. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by daughters Leilani Piosalan and Mary Jane Nakahara, son Gaspar Jr., brother Philip Konohia, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services over ashes: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Private inurnment at a later date.

Antone Castro Dias Jr., also known as "Junior" and "Tony," 72, of Waianae, a retired superintendent for Tileco Inc., died Jan. 21. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eleanor; sons Anthony, Jonathan, August and Frederick; daughters Carlotta Kalani and Donna Dias; brothers Donald, Glenwood and Norman Dias, and Lindo Kidro; 27 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Wake service: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: noon Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Sally Donellon-Edge, 49, of Honolulu, president of the Custom Co., died Friday in Honolulu. She was born in Boston. She is survived by husband Richard, son Ryan, daughter Jaimie, mother Isabel Donellon, sisters Mary Lopardo and Nancy Glennon, and brother Andrew Donellon. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Unity Church. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Kids at Work or Waialae School.

Reynaldo Ayson Esperanza, 60, of Honolulu, an employee for Ihilani Resort & Spa, died Jan. 26. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Lisa Mau and Carmen Caravalho; son Jonathan; mother Rosalina; brothers Lito, Jerry, Ernest and Amadeo "Sonny"; and five grandchildren. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Blas Vicente Eugenio, 92, of Koloa, Kauai, a laborer for Grove Farm, died Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughter Vickie Abara, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Raphael's Church, Koloa. Call 9-9:45 a.m. Burial: St. Raphael's Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

David J. Flores, 62, of Pukalani, Maui, a self-employed gardener, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; daughter Tisha; brothers Victor and Alfred; sisters Cecelia Reyes, Clara Fernandez and Sarah Akahi; and one grandchild. Mass: 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park.

Noboru Furuya, 82, of Honolulu, retired owner of Nippon Theater, retired president and owner of Shiseido of Hawaii and retired president and owner of KZOO radio station, died Wednesday. He is also survived by brother Koji Mizota. The mortuary provided additional information for an article published yesterday.

Wagdi Galal, 52, of Hilo, died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Egypt. He is survived by wife Pamela Lewis and brother Handy Galal. Private services.

Mildred Cundiff Graham, 77, of Kailua, died Saturday. She was born in Eaglerock, Calif. She is survived by son Bruce W. and brother Homer Cundiff. Private services.

Ramona Morgan Hess, 86, of Honolulu, a retired nurse for Maluhia Hospital, died Friday at home. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Martin W.; sons Marty H., Pat, Tim and Kelly; brother Stanford Morgan; sister Alice Paik; and five grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

George Tadanori Hokama, 77, of Hilo, died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons George W. and Loyd, daughters Lucille Handy and Lillian Hokama, sister Nancy Sampoang, hanai daughter Haunani Kamakeeaina, two grandchildren and one hanai grandchild. Services: 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 1:30 p.m. Burial of cremated remains: 3 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Matsue Kakugawa, 90, of Honolulu, formerly of Kapoho and Pahoa, Hawaii, died Jan. 16 in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Pauuilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Sadaichi, Paul and Albert; daughters Janet Aoki and Frances Kakugawa; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association, Aloha Chapter, 1050 Ala Moana, Building D, Honolulu 96814.

Denzel K.S. Kalua Sr., 40, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Honolulu, died Jan. 10. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Anita J., son Denzel Jr., brothers Leonard and Mike, and sisters Yolanda Paiva and Leanette Arquinez. Services: noon Saturday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral.

Thomas Wo Kwai Kam, 69, of Kaneohe, owner of Kam's Express Trucking, died Jan. 26 in Straub Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Annabelle P.; sons Wendell, Chauncey, Thomas K., Abraham, Christopher and Gaylord; brothers Herbert "Moonie"; sister Audrey Kwan; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Call 8-9:30 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Dorcas Kuulei Kamoku, 71, of Middle Keei, South Kona, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Sunday at home. She was born in Keei. She is survived by sons Philip Jr., Paul, Theodore and John; daughters Philleys Peters, Charmayne Pule and Junie Ann Kamoku; brother Timothy Awa; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kahikolu Congregational Church, Napoopoo. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shigeru Kaneshiro, 75, of Kapolei, a retired tour driver for Grey Line, died last Tuesday in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Florence; sons Stacy and Dennis; daughter Cheryl Reyes; brothers Goro and Richard; sisters Doris Ajimine, Ruth Kaneshiro and Frances Kiyuna; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Thomas Haruyoshi Kawakami, 89, of Honolulu, a retired automotive parts salesman for Universal Motors, died Jan. 25. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by daughter Veora Courser. Private services.

Frank Edwards Kekua, 54, of Honolulu, a mechanic technician for Servco Pacific Inc., died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Elaine Kono; brother Lester; sisters Ululani Pszanka, Leilani Kekua and Elizabeth Young; stepbrother John Harvest; and stepsisters Theresa Yanagida, Mary Kaneta, Doreen Kahalewai and Lani Ann Kauanoe. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Richard Yoshikazu Kezuka, 77, of Mililani, a retired electrician for the federal government at Tripler Army Medical Center, died Jan. 21. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Ellen; daughters Leanne Unger, Lynn Kim Kezuka and Robin Kaneshiro; sisters Nancy Araki and Leatrice Yamamoto; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mabel Sueju Kubota, 95, of Hilo, a retired schoolteacher, died Jan. 25 in Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Ernest, daughters Phyllis Tsutsui and Carol Kubota, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers or monetary gifts.

The Rev. Gerard J. Leicht, 82, who died Jan. 24, will be remembered in a Requiem Mass 10 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2124 Pauoa Road. Leicht, a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, served as a priest in Hawaii for 56 years. In recent years he was the only priest in the Hawaii diocese to preside at a weekly Latin language Mass. The funeral Mass and burial were Friday.

Maj. William Cobb Miller, 83, of Honolulu, a retired major for the U.S. Air Force, died yesterday. He was also a decorated veteran of World War II. He was born in Macon, Ga. He is survived by wife Jane; sons Bill and Chuck Miller, and Michael Wheeler; daughters Teri McCready and Lisa Foley; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Committal service: 2 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Assistance League of Hawaii.

Jocelyn "Jai" Lydia Rod-rigues-Corbitt, 33, of Waianae, an educational assistant for Waianae High School, died Jan. 27 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Martina Rodrigues; brothers Stephen, Gilbert and Jeffrey Rodrigues; and sister Julie Souza. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, Waianae. Call after 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes: Pokai Bay. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

Sadao Shigihara, 72, of Honolulu, died Thursday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Kahei, Kohala. He is survived by sister Kimie Tanihiro. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Yaeko Takamiya, 89, of Honolulu, died Tuesday. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Thomas, daughter Flora Yamanaka, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Honolulu Christian Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Margaret Tsuruko Takata, 78, of Wahiawa, died Wednesday. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Joseph, Calvin and Alvin; daughters Gail Takata, Roberta Stewart and Terry Yoneda; brother Walter Hirakawa; sister Sumiko Endo; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jack Kiyomi Uyemura, 59, of Pearl City, a custodian for the state Department of Transportation, died Wednesday in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maria Sylvia, father Jack, mother Margaret Fox, brother Wayne, stepfather Clarence Fox Sr., stepbrothers Clarence Fox Jr. and Russell Fox, and stepsister Darlene Harbour. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Anita Masako Yanagida, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired florist designer manager, died Jan. 25 in Kailua. She is survived by son Michael, daughters Sandra Villanueva and Yvonne Perreira, brother George Watson, sisters Alice Knott and Sophie Mattos, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:45 p.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Doris Sadako Yokota, 86, of Kailua, a homemaker, died Friday in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wallace, Ronald and Edward; daughters Edna Nakamura and Dinah Hashimoto; brother Yoshito Katsura; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. 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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