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Obituaries
Saturday, February 16, 2002


Betty Lou Toshiko Alcantra, 66, of Waipahu, a retired office manager, died Wednesday. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Anghilito "Hisao"; sons Jay, Joey and Jaime; daughter Julie; brothers Daniel and Richard Konno; sister Edith Suzuki; and eight grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Committal service: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Solomon K. Bishaw, 78, of Honolulu, a retired seaman for the merchant marines, died Sunday in Kaiser Medical Center. He is also survived by sister Virginia M. Bishaw-Rees. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Grace Tait Burgess, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Monday in Honolulu. She was born in Bohinegu, N.D. She is survived by daughters Mary Ann Burgess McCrea and Patricia Burgess Blackman, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Bishop Museum, Department of Mollusks.

Florence Garcia Ching, also known as Flora Chung, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Monday in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons John and James Chung, daughter Betty Carvalho, 25 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Hailee-Mei Quireda Puamelia Cortez, infant daughter of Franklin J. Cortez and Puanani P. Giddens of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died Feb. 7 in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Kamuela. She is also survived by brother Noah Roumasset; grandparents Pam "Tutu" F. Punihaole, Charles L. Giddens, and George and Jane "Nana" Cortez Sr.; and great-grandparents Papa Joe Frendo and Emmaline Foster.

Ramona "Rony" May Bernard Andrade Cravalho, 73, of Kahului, Maui, a retired registered nurse for the State of Hawaii, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lawrence J Cravalho, sons David Andrade Jr. and John M. Andrade, daughters Lisa Z. Andrade and Shelley M. Prado, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. next Saturday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call 6-8 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Michiko Date, 86, of Kailua, co-proprietor of the Thomas K. Date Service Station, died Feb. 8 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Stanley; daughters Marian Tsutsui and Barbara Yoshioka; brothers Shoichi, Takeshi, Shigeru and Hachiro Ida; sister Chiyoko Aoyagi; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Elise Elisala, 78, of Ewa Beach, a retired winch operator for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died last Saturday. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by sons Filipo, Elise Jr. and Robert; daughter Emma McCall; brothers Maalona and Uperesa Elisara; sister Leala Elisara; granddaughter and caregiver Esther Savusa; and 15 other grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire.

Royden Nobuyuki Emoto, 52, of Honolulu, a mortgage broker and co-owner of Spectrum Mortgage, died Monday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Danette "Dani"; sons John and Sean Chang; mother Mitsuko; and brothers Conan, Laurence, Lowell and Medwin. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

John Burr Engle, 80, of Kailua-Kona, a retired proprietor for an industrial machinery company, died Feb. 5 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Canada. He is survived by wife Enid and stepsons Ian and Darrell G. Roberts. Services at a later date.

Ai Hata, 78, of Ewa Beach, former owner of Kasuga Restaurant, died Jan. 30. She was born in Nara, Japan. She is survived by sons Gary, George, Ron and John; daughter Barbara Yoshioka; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. today at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was printed in an obituary published Thursday.

Kiku Ikuine, 98, of Kaneohe, died last Saturday in Kaneohe. She was born in Japan. She is survived by daughter Noriko Miller, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Marian Hung Chun Inouye, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Feb. 6 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ernest, daughters Jeanette Mukaida and Linda Lee, brothers Thomas and Raymond Lum, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sharon Hooipo Kim Mokiao Kanae, 47, of Wailuku, died Sunday in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by husband Henry "Boy"; son Leighton; daughters Sherise "Honey Girl" Kanae and Jazre "Malanai" Kanae-Mokiao; parents Solomon Mokiao Sr. and Henrietta "Darling" Kaupu-Mokiao; brother Solomon "Sauce" Mokiao; sisters Leila "Matsu" Pereira, Darlene "Ah-lan" Naki and Serena "Rena" Mokiao; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Harumi Kawakami, 87, of Honolulu, formerly of Maui, a retired seamstress, died Jan. 27. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by son Gerald; daughters Charlotte Sasaki, Patsy Takehara and Noreen Saiki; brother Mutsuo Hashimoto; sisters Haruko Narimasu, Laura Hayashi, Clara Suzuki and Tokuko Hamai; and nine grandchildren. Private services.

Gilbert Ok Sun Kim, 73, of Honolulu, a retired nurse for the State of Hawaii, died Wednesday. He was born in Kau Hilea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Doris; daughters Kathy Jabot and Sandra Allgood; sons Matthew, Timothy and David Kim; and five grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Walter Tsuneharu Omija, 75, of Honolulu, a retired civil service worker, died Feb. 6. He was born in Waiohinu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Linda, brothers Charles and Richard, and sister Lurline Phelts. Private services.

Edwin "Doc" Cuthbert Peterson, 66, of Honolulu, formerly of Michigan and Colorado, chief of education and training for Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, died Tuesday at home. He was also a founding member of the International Adult & Continuing Education Hall of Fame, and former vice president of programs for the Adult Education Association of the United States of America. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by brother-in-law Alex Sutton, one niece and one nephew. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nellis Chapel, Building 500, Signer Blvd., Hickam Air Force Base. Reception to follow. No flowers. Donations suggested to NMU Development Fund, Attn.: Edwin Peterson Scholarship, 1401 Presque Isle, Marquette, MI 49855. Condolences may be sent to the Sutton family, c/o Mr. Brian Sutton, 7021 Charmingdale Drive, Mobile, AL 36618.

Rosalie Quitazol, 88, of Kahului, died Tuesday at home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Isidro; sons Lawrence, Ernest and Marino; daughters Rebecca Correa and Pamela Pimentel; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Wake service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Emilio Saromines, 101, of Haleiwa, a landscape gardener, died Feb. 7. He is also survived by daughter Ruby Avilla. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Thursday.

Keiko "Kay" Sato, 73, of Honolulu, a retired sales clerk for Leonard's Bakery, died Feb. 6. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by brothers Jerry and Richard, and sister Aiko Takahashi. Private services.

Hikoichi Robert Shioshita, 83, of Waipahu, a retired staff sergeant for the U.S. Army, died Monday in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was also an employee for Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hildegard, brother Saichi and sister Misao "Ruth" Yano. Committal service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Robert Kealohaaina Smith Sr., 76, of Aiea, a retired crane operator for Dole Isleway, died Feb. 7. He was also a musician, a lei maker and a fisherman. He was born in Helemano, Waialua. He is survived by wife Alicia; children Emily "Kauilani" Lino, and Alicia "Keola," Robert "Lopaka" and Piilani Smith; brother Alapai "David" Mahoe; sisters Mary "Koa" Fisher and Emily Wilson; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Jack Seizen Tamashiro, 86, of Honolulu, died Feb. 5. He was born on Maui. He is survived by the Tamashiro family. Private services.

Shigeo "Joe" Tamura, 84, of Honolulu, a retired loader for Meadow Gold Dairies, died Monday in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Sadao, Masao, Tsutomu and Hideo; and sister Patsy. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Cornelio "Rusty" Trantilla, 77, of Lahaina, a retired employee for Pioneer Mill, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Marcellina "Mary"; sons Maurice, Matthew and Timothy; daughter Pamela Carvalho; brothers Richard, Ponce, Crisee and Maximo; sisters Peling Diaz, Angeliza Segui, Mary Garcia and Benedicta Cantotay; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. next Saturday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Angeli Adele Trazo, 44, of Waipahu, died Tuesday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Brandon Trazo and Devin Clemente; fiance Jason Ching; father Patrick Sr.; mother Esther Specht; sisters Antoinette Trazo-Kurihara, Lori-Ann and Stacey Trazo; and brother Patrick Jr. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Richard Hideo Uga, 64, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, a retired janitorial supervisor for the State of Hawaii, died Jan. 18 at home. He is also survived by daughter Alena and a granddaughter. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Jan. 23.

Grace Lois Wigglesworth, 39, of Pearl City, formerly of Monument, Colo., music director for Christ Lutheran Church, died Wednesday at home. She was also a classical pianist. She was born in Fort Carson, Colo. She is survived by mother Eiko; brothers Fenton Jr. and Andrew; and sisters Vera Miles, June Wigglesworth and Rachel Franklin. Services: 3 p.m. Monday at Waialae-Kahala Chapel.

Jean K. Wilson, 73, of Grand Prairie, Texas, died Monday in Dallas. She was born in Puhi, Kauai. She is survived by sons Lester R. and Gerry L.; daughters Sheila J. Ard and Cynthia J. Wilson; brother Charles Oh; sisters Carol Taguma, Rachael Palafox and Annie Chang; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Call 6-9 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Bethel Faye Yarberry, 74, of Hilo, died Feb. 9 at home. She was born in Grand Island, Neb. She is survived by husband R. Burl Yarberry; daughters Patricia Fowler, and Sara and Megan Yarberry; sons Duston, Christopher, Robert and Matthew; sister Helen Lorenz; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 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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