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Obituaries
Friday, February 8, 2002


Benjamin Abellanosa, 69, of Hilo, a painter, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Stephanie Gonsalves, Adelaide Abellanosa, Yolanda David and Desiree Abellanosa; sons Benjamin Jr., Vincent and Guy; companion Theresa Partridge; brother Delphine "Sonny" Rames; sister Lorraine Erum; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at the SGI-USA Cultural Center, 695 Makalika St., Hilo. Call after 12:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Takemori "Joe" Akamine, 79, of Kailua, a retired housepainter, died Sunday. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Amy Y., son Melvin T., daughter Wendy K. Abe, brother Takemitsu, sisters Beatrice Kaneshiro and Doris Namihira, and two grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

James Gitaro Funakoshi, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Shipyard electrician, died Jan. 25 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Alice, sons Earl and Dan, daughter Gayle Alderson, brother Walter, sisters Haruko Yoshizu and Doris Funakoshi, five grandchildren and one step-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Thelma Magnolia Furucini, 58, of Mililani, a retired Kaiser Permanente employee, died Saturday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stacy Furucini and Scott Kekumano, mother Thelma Kekumano, brother David Kekumano Jr. and sister Kendra Mau. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frances Jean Gioia, 81, of Waianae, a licensed practical nurse, died Feb. 1 in Leeward Integrated Health Services. She was born in Missouri. She is survived by son Bill, daughter Maureen Sapir, brother Jim Wallace, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Rose Gollan, 94, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a retired resort owner, died Jan. 10 in the Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in Russell, Minn. She is survived by daughter Mary Holley. Services held.

Charles Gomes, 92, of Honolulu, a retired warehouse manager, died Monday. He is survived by wife Minnie; sons Greg, Rod, Melvin and Dennis; daughter Cherylann Johnson; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: noon Wednesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Genevieve "Gene" Achiu Keala, 69, of Waialua, a retired Hawaiian Airlines employee, died Tuesday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Samuel A. Jr., daughters Thelma Keala-Binz and Tymmie Keala-Kekoa, sons Austin Keala and Thayne Shupe, sister Gwen Fu, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Kamehameha Schools, Bishop Memorial Chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Paul Sai Keun Kim, 75, of Hawaii Kai, a vice president at Salomon Smith Barney Inc., died Monday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Frances Dunhour, sons Stephen and Michael, daughters Louise Kim and Mona Hernandez, sisters Dora Kealoha and Carrie Kim-Wright, brother Donald and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Oahu Cemetery.

Nayo Kimura, 101, of Aiea, died Sunday at home. She was born in Japan. She is survived by son Teruo; daughters Etsuko Namba, Kay K. Higuchi, Noriko Shintaku, Marjorie Muramoto and Evelyn Kawasaki; sister Masako Suzuki; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Edna Lenora Lee, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Jan. 19 in Hale Ho Aloha Care Facility. She was born in Walla Walla, Wash. She is survived by son Michael Lindsey. No services.

Yuk Oi Chun Lum, 90, of Honolulu, died Jan. 29 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Elwood, Sherwood and Edison; daughter Sherlene; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Joyce Helen McLean, 70, of Kailua, a retired registered nurse, died Monday at home. She was born in Michigan. She is survived by sons Jammie Rice and Thomas Rice; daughters Donna Brock, Brenda Lago and Kelly Lozano; brother Dallas; sister Donna Duffy-Ward; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. Memorial donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Nobuo Miyamoto, 84, of Kahului, Maui, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He is survived by wife Asako; sons Richard and Tommy; brothers Jack and Mitsuo; sisters Grace Uno, Haruko Miyamoto and Michiko Nakaoka; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Myong Su Mun, 96, of Honolulu, a retired hardware store owner, died Wednesday in St. Francis Medical Center Liliha. He was born in Korea. He is survived by wife Pong Hui Hwang; sons Chong Ho, Yong Ho, Kyong Ho and Young Ho; daughters Ok Yon Mun and Ok Hui Lee; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Kame Oshiro, 98, of Honolulu, died Feb. 1 in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Okinawa. She is survived by sons Masao, John T. and Masayoshi; daughter Kiyoko; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Private services.

Rikio Saito, 75, of Kahului, Maui, a retired audio department manager at Shirokiya, died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Ayako; sons Dean, Eric, Michael, Jay and Mark; sisters Bessie Kawahara, Elizabeth Saito, Grace Shibano and Tomiko Saito; and nine grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire.

Harry Gananza Silva, 88, of Niumila, Kauai, a crane operator at McBryde Sugar Co., died Jan. 24 in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. He is survived by wife Eusebia; brothers Benny G. and Willy; adopted daughter Brenda L.; stepdaughters Elma Gamata, Rolita Balboa, Susan Castonguay and Lilibeth Trinidad; stepsons Romeo, Carlito and Wilbert Pigao; 28 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. next Friday at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Koloa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Kenneth Y.S. Song, 72, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County Police Department driver's license examiner, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Michi; daughter Carol Yoshida; sons Robert, Ronald and Roger; sisters Alice Park, Sally Yamada and Betty Luthas; and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Committal: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eleanor Kum Oe Suzuki, 89, of Honolulu, died Jan. 20 in Hale Ho Aloha Immediate Care Facility. She was born on Maui. She is survived by brothers Paul K.H., Anthony L.W., James C.A., Kenneth W.S. and Arthur K.Y. Wong. Private services.

Prudencio Ulep Tungpalan, 75, of Honolulu, a retired farmer at Sumida Farm, died Jan. 28 in St. Francis Medical Center Liliha. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Juliana, son Emmanuel, daughters Marilou Guillermo and Florida Quiambao, and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Walter Wataru Yamashiro, 78, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired supervisor at Libby-McNeil-Libby Co. for the Haiku, Molokai and Lanai canneries, died Jan. 20 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He is survived by wife Bessie, brothers James T. and Allan K., and sisters Alice Arakawa and Edith Wall. 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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