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Obituaries
Thursday, February 14, 2002


Charles Masayuki Ajimine, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired heavy equipment foreman for Kaiser Development Corp., died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Huelo, Maui. He is survived by wife Florence; sons Wallace, Rodney and Milton; daughters Sharon Yanagihara, Cindy Chinen and Tracie Camanga; brother Albert; sisters Hazel Kikuyama and Muriel Miyasato; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call 5:30-9 p.m. Casual attire. Private inurnment at a later date.

Victoria Robles Aquino, 79, of Honolulu, died Jan. 20. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Joaquin "Joe," Robert "Bobby," Norman, Wendell and Vernon; daughter Lorna Sabol; sister Ellie Robles; brother Marciano Robles; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

James Gavin Brown, 62, of Honolulu, English editor for Hawaii Hochi Newspaper, died last Thursday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in New Zealand. He is survived by sister Jillian Bradfield. Private services.

Willis Ray Craddick, 78, of Hilo, retired vice president of Water Resources International, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. He is also survived by daughter Fran Fuchigami. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Jodi Ann Davis, 39, of Kailua, a paramedic for American Medical Response, died Saturday in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by Nelson Maeda, daughter Hailey Maeda, sons Micah and Noah Maeda, father Peter and sister Kara. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Private interment of ashes at a later date. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Emily R. DeLima, 90, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Frederick "Freddie" and Richard Nakamura, sisters Evelyn Lawrence and Minnie Mae Amaral, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, Keaukaha. Call 6-9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Homelani Memorial Park. Interment to follow. Casual attire.

Glenn Mitumasa Fukumoto, 62, of Aiea, a sales representative for Servco and New City Nissan, died Feb. 5 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Joyce, sons Troy and Scott, and sisters Amy Miyamoto and Jean Webster. Private services.

Sueko Gallegos, 73, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua. She is survived by husband Frank; sons Leroy, Glenn and Reginald Padilla; daughters Rosaline Gonsalves and Trudy Cambra; brother Al Hashimoto; sisters Mieko Imade and Rachel Maebo; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Soka Gakkai International-U.S.A. Chapel, 695 Makalika St. Casual attire. No flowers or monetary gifts.

Kameyo Ginoza, 85, of Honolulu, retired co-founder of New Era Florist, died Sunday in Hale Nani Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility. She was born in Sprecklesville, Maui. She is survived by daughters Joyce Miyashiro, Frances Ginoza and Elaine Tanigawa; brothers Masaichi and Yoshio Nakata; sister Lorraine Rezents; and five grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Jaime Tabelen Gorospe, 81, of Kualapuu, Molokai, died Saturday in Kaunakakai. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Mary L.; sons Edwardo and Elpidio; daughters Esabell Kamoku, Erlinda Santiago and Estrellita Gumanas; sisters Dimitria Villalermosa and Alexandra Gorospe; and 14 grandchildren. Call 6:30-9 p.m. tomorrow at St. Sophia Catholic Church, Kaunakakai. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kapaakea Cemetery.

Orestes "Resty" Manarang Guiao, 48, of Ewa Beach, an officer for Pampanga Circle, died Feb. 3. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Evelinda; sons Rodel and Ryan; daughters Rorayma Urbano and Rina Tolentino; mother Rita; brothers Edilberto, Nathaniel and Ernesto; and sisters Rorayma Guiao-Miller, Fredeswinda Sagum, Rowena Rabago and Felonila Claveria. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ai Hata, 78, of Ewa Beach, former owner of Kasuga Restaurant, died Jan. 30. He was born in Japan. He is survived by sons Gary, George, Ron and John; daughter Barbara Yoshioka; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gary Shinki Higa Sr., 56, of Honolulu, an administrative and fiscal specialist for the University of Hawaii School of Nursing, died last Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Raelene C., son Gary S. Jr., daughters Stephanie R.K.H. Sakagawa and Isis D.K. Higa, mother Betsy K., brothers Milton and Victor, sister Eileen Higa-Wegzyn and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Melvin Kupuauiokalani Kunukau Jr., 34, of Waianae, a junior-varsity coach for Waianae High School and Waimea High School, Kauai, died Jan. 21. He also coached Makaha Alii football and owned "Big Kahuna" Productions. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Melanie "Ber-

modez"; son Ransen; daughter Destiny; mother LaVerne; father Melvin Sr.; brothers Casson, Ru, Levi J., Nainoa and Sanoe-Braxton Kunukau; sisters Emily, Tiare and Keaholani; and two hanai sisters. Wake service: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Ernest "Pop" B.V.K. Lee, 85, of Kailua, a retired machinist for Hickam Air Force Base, died last Thursday in Castle Medical Center. He also retired from the state Department of Transportation, Materials Testing & Research Branch. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ellen; children Michele Minhoto, Eric Lee, Ervin Lee and Dorellen Saiki; brothers Henry and Robert; sister Mary "Kuulei" Young; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Beverly Yoshiko Llacuna, 65, of Honolulu, died Feb. 2. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by sons Phillip V. and John C.; daughters Lena T. Tyau and Mae H. Hershey; brothers Minoru, Sadao and Masao Tachibana, and Walter Matsumoto; sisters Dorothy English, Betsy Irei and Doris Kanemitsu; and seven grandchildren. Graveside services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Robin Kawehi Lono, 45, of Kauai, a warehouse manager for Nezbeda Tile, died Jan. 31. He is also survived by daughter Kirra Gwynn-Lono, son Nicholas Slaton and stepmother Manu. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Monday.

Valerie Naomi Kiyota Nakamine, 48, of Honolulu, an instructor for the Hawaii Institute of Hair Design, died Sunday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Garrett M. Teves, Christopher G. and Casey K.; parents Harry K. and Elizabeth E. Kiyota; brother Jason K. Kiyota; and sisters Shirleen C. Sakugawa and Patricia K. Nagata. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Chung Hee Park, 70, of Honolulu, a retired restaurant cook, died Tuesday in Kailua. She was born in Korea. She is survived by daughter Young Ok Chun; brothers Duk Hoon, Chul Hoon, Mu Hoon, Ke Hoon and Gwang Hoon Park; and sister Teresa Chong Cha Okuna and two grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Miriam Ethel Pia, 85, of Anahola, Kauai, a homemaker, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Koloa. She is survived by daughters Ruby Cummings and Lily Kiilau Jr.; sons John, Joseph Sr., George, Arthur and Hiram; brother Hisa Taniguchi; sister Elizabeth "Kalehua" Bukoski; 43 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Call 9-10:45 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual or aloha attire.

Nelle Huffman Ramos, 92, of Honolulu, director of technical services for the State of Pennsylvania, died Friday in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by son Tim H. and one grandchild. Private services.

Hiroshi Sano, 75, of Honolulu, a retired warrant officer for the U.S. Army National Guard, died Jan. 31 in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yayoi, son Tracy, daughter Terry Ibanes and Trudy Sano, brother Joseph, sisters Shirley Love and Hisako Hiraki, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Emilio Saromines, 101, of Haleiwa, a landscape gardener, died last Thursday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Jose, Alfonso and Eugene; daughters Fely Oliveros, Helen Lorenzo, Nancy Albios, Margaret Lacuesta and Ruby Abilla; numerous grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Asaji Tsunoda, 100, of Hilo, a retired carpenter for the former Onomea Sugar Co., died Friday at home. He was born in Japan. He is survived by sons Kenneth and Warren, daughters Omie Takushi and Doris Ogi, brother Masao, numerous grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Private services. No koden.

Arthur Seijiro "Art" Uyehara, Yago: Irimijigwa, 83, of Honolulu, a retired director of security and maintenance for Times Supermarket, died Saturday. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Marjorie M., son Steven S., daughter Audrey M., brother Thomas S. and sisters Nancy Y. Maida and Ethel M. Teruya. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Constance "Goo" Yuklan Wiggins, 57, of Elmore, Ala., co-owner and operator of Wiggins Plumbing & Heating Co., Montgomery, Ala., died yesterday at home. She is survived by husband James C. Jr.; son James C. III; sisters Dorothy Man and Frances Steen; and brothers Theodore of Kaneohe, Ronald of Kailua and Donald Goo. Donations suggested to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, c/o The Building Fund, P.O. Box 585, Millbrook, AL 36054.



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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