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Obituaries
Friday, March 1, 2002


Robert R. Dye / Ymca Leader
Dorothy Nelson Moore / Educational Pioneer



Catherine B. Abellana, 76, of Honolulu, died Sunday. She was born in Kalihi. She is survived by daughter Debra K. Kay, sisters Hazel Guzman and Marie Medeiros, and two grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine Church, Waikiki. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Logan Solialii Aolaolagi, 20, of Keaau, Hawaii, a student at the University of Hawaii-Hilo, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by grandparents Simeamativa Aolaolagi, Alex and Noeline Briski, Clara Loa and Chene Uhrle; mother Ese Uhrle; stepfather Charlie Uhrle; father Alex Briski; stepmother Alisha Briski; brothers Leki and Joey Aolaolagi, Chance, Chasen and Rishan Uhrle, Eli Alaimo, Sabastian Briski, Dino, Desi and Daniel Meredith, T.J., Don and Tarris Laupapa, Peter Timoteo, and Tini and Mata Grey; and sisters Tiva, Chita and Ryn Uhrle, Leah Laussen, Sisa and Ana Grey, and Flo and Noa Snow. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Florence Duguran Collado, 79, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a pantry worker for Sandy's Drive-In, died Sunday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Olaa. She is survived by sisters Mary Asuncion, Lourdes Lucas and Christina Nono; hanai son Glenn Nono; and hanai son and caregiver John Balmores. Graveside services: 10 a.m. today at Kona Memorial Park. Burial to follow. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Keauhou.

Frank DeCoite, 99, of Makawao, Maui, a retired truck driver for the County of Maui, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kokomo. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Services: 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: St. Joseph Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

George Francis Downing, 95, of Honolulu, a retired machinist for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 38, died Sunday in Ka Punawai Ola, Kapolei. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons George H. and Melvin F.; daughter Barbara Uhlar; brothers Charles, Woodrow and Warren; sister Pearl; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Conception "Pision" Saranillio Eligado, 94, of Aiea, a retired employee for Dole Pineapple Plantation, Lanai City, died Feb. 20. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Alex, Cesar and Jimmy Eligado, and Jerry Saranillio; daughters Alice Miyamura and Lorraine Avery; brothers Fred and Robin Saranillio; sisters Emily Garliyo, Juanita Lara and Chris Lo; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 8:30-10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Marjorie Rose Gabriel, 78, of Mililani, died Wednesday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Antone M., sons Antone D. and Raymond P., daughter Victoria L. Sablas, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Haruko Ginoza, 86, of Honolulu, died Tuesday in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters Jeanette Takiguchi, Ella Maeda, Peggy Baptista, Eileen Cummings and Elaine Ginoza; brother Edmund Ing; sisters Shirley Nemba, Evelyn Scholes and Sueko Oka; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples.

Thomas Minoru "Pinto" Igawa, 69, of Honolulu, a retired commercial fisherman, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Robbie; mother Sueno; brothers Genza "Blackie," James "Kaname," Donald "Hoichi" and Allen; and sister Mary "Amy" Quijano. Private services.

Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Kelly, 70, of Honomu, Hawaii, a retired front desk manager for the former Travel Lodge, died Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Howard A. Jr. and Leslie K. Sr., daughters Margaret A. and Colette Ilima, sister Dorothy Aguinaldo, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Louise Chun Kim, 80, of Wahiawa, a retired kindergarten teacher for Trinity Lutheran School, died Sunday. She was born in Schofield Barracks. She is survived by husband Ferry; sons Dennis, Harvard "Harvey," Eric and Delbert; daughter Darlene; brothers Henry, Arthur, Richard, Edward, Alexander, George and Frederick Chun; sisters Grace Au, Irene Boyson, Charlene Kuwabara and Virginia Sakoda; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Eulogy: 8 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani Hawaii Stake Center. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Irene Chieko Kimura, 83, of Kainaliu, Hawaii, store manager for H. Kimura Store Inc., died Monday at home. She was born in Kealakekua. She is survived by husband Hisashi; sons Isaac, Calvin, Glenn and Brian; daughter Winifred; sisters Fujiko Tokumura, Shigeko Yonemori, Yoshie Kawasaki and Takako Takao; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: noon tomorrow at Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Barbara L. Kuemper, 71, of Honolulu, a travel agent, died Feb. 18 in Waipahu. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by son William; daughters Peggy, Linda, Trulie and Lisabeth; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Unity Church of Hawaii, Diamond Head.

Danley Dean Chong Wah Lee, 48, of Hilo, an observatory utility technician for the NASA Infrared Telescope, died Feb. 17 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Zenda Pabilona; mother Adeline Namahoe Lee; brothers Randy R., Keane K. and Gardner G.; sisters Gaylyn A. Allen, Dayna A. Blair, Jadie D. Lee, Vandee R. Furuya and Terrilyn J. Aweau; hanai brother Guy Rodero; and hanai son Issac Loeb-Quiocho. Wake service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Violet Hee Lee, 87, of Honolulu, died Saturday in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Douglas, sister Doris Chung and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Entombment: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tadahiro Matsuoka, 91, of Honolulu, formerly of Paia, Maui, a retired insurance agent for Occidental Underwriters of Hawaii, died Feb. 20 in Honolulu. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by daughters Dawn Moroye, Sharon Yonamine and Joyce Matsuoka; brother Takashi Masuda; sister Shizue Chun; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Frederick "Fred" Takahiro Nakata, 85, of Honolulu, a retired building inspector for the State of Hawaii, died Feb. 11. He was born in Kamalo, Molokai. He is survived by wife Betty, daughter Charlotte Horde, sons Howard and Darrick, brothers Paul and George, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Lillie Mae "Leilani" Powell, 49, of Waianae, died Feb. 20. She was born in Carbon, Utah. She is survived by brothers Bruce and Frank "Kalani," and sisters Elaine "Nalani" Nobriga and Corrinne "Momilani" Silva. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire.

Beatrice Correa Rodgers, 81, of Pearl City, died Sunday in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Lil' Bit; daughters Suzie Sterio, Dolores Love, Diana Williams, Nikki Correa and Rosalita Arruda; sister Eva Saldana; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Adeline Gomes Rodrigues, 81, of Wahiawa, died Feb. 17. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sister Virginia DeCambra. Private services.

Jung Ok Roh, 82, of Honolulu, died Tuesday in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Korea. She is survived by sons Choong-Ki and Joonki Kim, daughters Wonki Nam and Minja Choe, brothers Eun Woo and Sun Woo Roh, sisters Jung Keum and Jung Soon Roh, and seven grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Christ United Methodist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Noboru Shigematsu, 82, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired supervisor for Honokaa Sugar Co., harvesting department, died Monday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Ahualoa. He is survived by wife Ruth H.; sons Wade and Craig; brothers Shoichi, Kenji, Hiroshi and Isamu; sisters Tsutae Nakahara, Emiko Sumitani, Sadame Sato, Eiko Sakazaki and Kikumi Okamoto; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Aloha attire.

Yoshio Shigenaga, 96, of Hilo, a retired manager for the American Trading Co., Hilo, died Saturday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Ninole. He is survived by sons George, Roy and Dale; daughters Amy Kawamoto, Anne L. Mellon and Sandrea Maldonado; sister Ayako Uyemura; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Stanley Tamotsu Taguchi, 86, of Hilo, a retired clerk for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, died Sunday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was also a veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Headquarters Company. He was born in Kapulena. He is survived by wife Mikie, daughter Gail Arakaki and two granddaughters. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. No koden. Donations suggested to the AJA Veterans Counsel.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
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The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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