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Obituaries
Saturday, February 9, 2002


Harry George Albright, 91, of Honolulu, executive secretary for the Board of Underwriters of Hawaii, died Sunday in Honolulu. He was also a retired colonel for the U.S. Army, co-editor for the Honolulu Advertiser and an author. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by wife Janet, daughters Marcia Albright-Hermans and Carolyn Albright, brother Theodore, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.

Josephine "Jo" O. Bantilan, 68, of Pukalani, Maui, a nurse's aide, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hana. She is survived by husband Victor Sr.; sons Victor Jr., Spencer and Dennis; brother Clarence Oclinaria; sisters Victoria Bartolome, Polly "Teri" Plottner and Madeline Bucauto; and one grandchild. Wake service: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. next Saturday at Holy Rosary Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Geraldine "Gerri" A. Carps, 85, of Kailua, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Gettysburg, Penn. She is survived by daughter Judith DeBone, sons Ronald and Thomas, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to Opportunities for the Retarded Inc., 64-1510 Kamehameha Hwy., Wahiawa, HI 96786.

Mary Ann Carty, 79, of Wenatchee, Wash., formerly of Honolulu, died Sunday in Wenatchee. She was born in Dallas. She is survived by daughters Melinda Dodge and Diana Carty; sons Christopher, Patrick, Timothy and Jeffrey; and four grandchildren.

Florence Yukie Eckenrode, 82, of Pearl City, died last Saturday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald; sons Donald Eckenrode, Richard "Butch" Oshiro and Dennis Oshiro; sisters Elaine "Rinky" Takahara, Gail Okahara and Deborah DeWitt; brother Ernest Tamashiro; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Yukio "Gilbert" Igarashi, 70, of Honolulu, a retired groundskeeper for the City & County of Honolulu, Waikiki Rose Garden, died Jan. 30. He was born in Huleia, Kauai. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Ambrocio Lazaro Julian Sr., 90, of Waipahu, a retired truck driver for Oahu Sugar Plantation, died Jan. 24. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Sally, son Ambrocio "Bruno" Jr., daughters Evelyn Layugan and Harriet Villanueva, brother Juan Julian and eight grandchildren. Wake service: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Emily Chong Kaohu, 97, of Kaneohe, a retired cafeteria manager for Robert Louis Stevenson School, died yesterday. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by daughter Harriet "Hale" Rowland, sister Edna Wilson, brother Albert Chong, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Private burial at a later date.

Abbie Y.K. Lee, 98, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died Jan. 28 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Private services.

Carolyn Doud Lewis, 66, of Kailua, a retired real estate agent, died Tuesday in Ewa Beach. She was born in Baltimore. She is survived by son George IV; daughters Rae Abraham, Carolyn Wolfe and Laura Lewis; brother Thomas J. Doud; sister Marguerite Brown; and one grandchild. Services over ashes: 11 a.m. Friday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. Private scattering of ashes at a later date.

Mitsugi Benjamin "Ben" Manabe, 79, of Honolulu, chartered life underwriter for Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Co., died Jan. 24 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was also a sergeant and interpreter for the Military Intelligence Service. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Mary K., sons Thomas and Kerry, daughters Nona Jean Arai and Jody Kobayashi, and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. Private inurnment.

James Larry McCracken, 67, of Aiea, a retired journeyman carpenter for Navy Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, died Wednesday in Honolulu. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Lois Mae; daughters Mary M. Castillote, Robin S. Wesley-Smith and Carol D. Overdorf; son Douglas Paul; sister Judith L.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Kalihi Union Church. No flowers. Donations suggested to "Christian Vision," P.O. Box 61550, Honolulu, HI 96839-1550. Private scattering of ashes held.

Juan Lazo Millare, 91, of Kukuihaele, Hawaii, a retired truck driver for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died Wednesday in Hale Hoola Hamakua, Honokaa. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; sons Presley J. and Scott; daughters Dayna Lynn Braun, Maycel Sakamoto and Doreen Salomon; brothers Isidro and Calixto; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Honokaa Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

Margaret Wong Nunotani, 82, of Las Vegas, formerly of Lanai, a homemaker, died Jan. 14. She was born in Kipahulu, Maui. She is survived by son Richard, sister Amoi Matsumura and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:45 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Victor Erang Olegario, 81, of Waipahu, a custodian for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, died Sunday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Herminia; sons Victor Jr. and Timoteo; daughters Fely Cabusas and Wilma Juachon; sisters Francisca Ganotice, Paulina Funelas and Marina Gonzales; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Hiroshi "Porky" Ooka, 88, of Hilo, a horticulturalist for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp., died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. He was also a former teacher for Honokaa and Pahoa high schools. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marguerite; daughter MargoNan; sons JerJean and CareyGay; brothers Kaoru, Minoru and Shigeru; and four grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at the Church of the Holy Apostles, Hilo. Call after 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Juan "Scoop" Ramento Jr., 54, of Pearl City, died Feb. 1. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Priscilla; children Colleen Orozco, Joanne Ramento and Keoniuilama Ramento; brother Jimmy; sisters June Galzote, Bernadine Ramento, Sarah Delos Reyes and Mozel Giron; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Sunao Suzuki, 80, of Honolulu, a retired custodian for the State of Hawaii, died Jan. 30 at home. He was also a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th Infantry Battalion. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Alan; daughter Jenat M. Higa; brothers Takeshi, Rikiyo, Mamoru, Susumu, Hachiro and Masaki; sisters Kiyoshi Nakamura, Miyoshi Toyota, Masano Sakazaki, Fusayo Kotomori, Haruyo Suzuki, Yoshino Kikuchi, Momoyo Vaulpel and Ritsuko Tanaka; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Craig Warren Taira, 50, of Pearl City, an employee for Hickam Air Force Base, died Tuesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Faye, son Garrett, daughter Alison, parents Seijin "Slim" and Jane, and sister Carol. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bill Shiro Umezu, 84, of Waipahu, a retired translator for the Military Intelligence Service, died Wednesday in Aiea. He was born in Broderick, Calif. He is survived by wife Yoshie, son Arthur, daughters Kay Umezu and Amy Umezu-Coe, brothers Yasuo and Masao, sister Shizuko and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Casual attire. Private inurnment.

Ran Yi Woo, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Thursday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Korea. She is survived by sons Brandon, Andrew and Byoung S.; daughter Kristy Kim; and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.



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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