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Obituaries
Monday, February 25, 2002


Leroy Baker Akiu Sr., 65, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base motor pool employee of 28 years, died Feb. 16. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Leroy Jr. and Fred; daughters Debora A. Akiu, Donna-Lee Garcia and Doreen-Michelle Akiu; brother Douglas; sisters Jacqueline Akiu, Elaine Higgins and Lorraine Cossey; and seven grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

John Pacheco Bonilla, 79, of Waianae, a retired carpenter at Hickam Air Force Base, died Feb. 17 in St. Francis Medical Center West. He was born in Honohina, Hawaii. He is survived by sons J.R. "Angel" and R.J. "Jesus"; daughters Shirley Rodrigues and Lucille "Chicka" Perry; brother Manuel; sisters Mary Rosa, Florence Villarone and Margaret White; stepsons Benjamin, Ambrocio and Ernest Pada; stepdaughters Faustina Cabalona, Violet Caravalho and Margaret Cosbodillo; 19 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Call again on Saturday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Pedro Keola Casuga, 23, of Milolii, Hawaii, a painter and farmer, died Feb. 17 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by companion June Taetuna; brothers Ben Casuga, Jack Casuga Sr., Raymond Kuahuia Sr., Steven Kuahuia Sr., Michael Colman and Sherman, Rodney, Nelson Jr., Bruce, Randall, Arthur and Kealoha Kahele; sisters Shirley Castillio-Casuga, Pearline Casuga, Mildred Casuga, Elizabeth Taetuna, Dora Halena, Alice Gouveia, Rose Taylor, Luana Taetuna-Kahele, Geraldine Kahele, Jaime Kamaka, Sheila Kamaka, Nalani Casuga and Leahi Casuga; hanai sisters Christina and Laurie-Ann; and father Nelson Kahele Sr. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at the residence of Shirley Casuga in Milolii. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peters' Catholic Church, Milolii. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Genevieve Margaret Coleman, 84, of Wahiawa, a retired Leilehua High School teacher, died Jan. 31. She was born in Big Falls, Wis. She is survived by sons Robert and Charles, daughter Jennifer Brock, brother Robert Hanson, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Laie Hawaii North Stake Chapel, 55-415 Iosepa St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Kamekona Cummings, 33, of Keaau, Hawaii, died Feb. 4 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by mother Dawn Gasologa; brothers Samson Akaka and David Aipa Jr.; sisters Andrea Kekoa, Melvina Emmsley, Ualani Chinen, Marian Cummings and Candace Schieasel; hanai brother Kamekona Gasologa; and hanai sister Mele Gasologa. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Onekahakaha Beach Park, Hilo. Casual attire. No flowers.

Midori Fukuda, 86, of Mililani, a retired seamstress at Princess Kaiulani Fashions, died Feb. 9 in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Ronald, daughter Sandra, sisters Alice Saiki and Asako Tsuruda, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Private services.

Jose Cezar Funtanilla, 87, of Honolulu, a retired stevedore at Castle and Cooke, died Feb. 2. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Irene; sons Jaime, Johnny and Jeffrey; daughters Janet Clanton and Joselyn Funtanilla; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Harold Tamio Furukawa, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Foremost Dairies distribution manager and Military Intelligence Service interpreter, died Feb. 14 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Sue M., son Brian M., daughter Diane Miyata, sister Thelma T. Uyeda, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Asaye Kojima, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Feb. 14 at home. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Arthur and Walter, daughers Evelyn Tseu and Dorothy Kojima, brother Ken Masuyama, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Set Gim "Jimmy" Lau, 81, of Honolulu, a retired machinist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Wednesday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by brothers Set Fong and Set Chau, sisters Ngan Ying and Tu Lan, sons Rod and Mike, daughter Debbie and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Malu Lee of Honolulu, an artist and musician, died Friday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Michael and sister Charmaine Bruhn. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Genoveva Ladisla Mariano, 82, of Kapolei, died Feb. 14 in St. Francis Medical Center West. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Elsie M. Botanes and Aida L. Mariano, sisters Esperanza L. Zaragosa and Phoebe L. Fajardo, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Makakilo Baptist Church. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Jack Iwao Miyashiro, 86, of Hilo, retired owner of Jack's Tours, died Friday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Otome; sons Raymond and George; daughters Clara Ching and Ellen Sakagawa; brothers Sadao and Teiki; sisters Teruko Yogi, Michiyo Fukuhara and Clara Yamashiro; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hilo Higashi Hongwanji. Casual attire.

Frank Kim Sui Mow, 78, of Honolulu, a general agent at Ameritas Life Insurance Co., died Tuesday in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in China. He is survived by son Philip S.Y., daughter Queenie M.S.L. Mow-Chee, sister Margaret Lin and two grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Torao "Tom" Shindo, 77, of Honolulu, a retired comptroller at Pleasant Hawaiian Hotel, died Feb. 17 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Russell R., daughter Sharilyn S. Toyama, sisters Carolyn T. Watanabe and Betsy S. Funatsu, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Walter Stepanovich, 90, of Honolulu, founder of the Audio Center, died Feb. 8 in Hale No Nursing Facility. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by daughter Martha Swahn; stepsons Mike, Dan and Rob Gold; stepdaughter Sandy Olmos; and nine grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at the Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel, Beachside Cafe ocean-view room. Casual attire.

Kimiko Uyehara, 82, of Kailua, a homemaker, died Thursday in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Ryosei; son Gary; daughters Jane Shiroma, Judith Shimomura and Shirley Nakaima; brothers Tadayoshi Takara and Mitoshi Takara; sisters Masue Watada, Tsutoe Taira and Jean Miyaji; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harold Yap, 76, of Kaneohe, a retired member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team who served in Italy, died Feb. 18. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Juanita; sons Harold, Gordon, James, Michael, Lawrence and Wayne; brother Wallace Palafox; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Victor J.S. Yap, 52, of Honolulu, a retired Verizon Hawaii employee and musician, died Saturday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet, daughter Tina M., son Robert K. and sister Carolyn Dulaney. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: noon Wednesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Frances Ululani Helekunihi Diamond Young, 66, of Pearl City, a retired Liberty House employee, died Feb. 16 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Gerald, sons Henry and Gerald, daughter Jocelyn Moristo, brother Henry Diamond, sister Marion Davis and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.



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