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Obituaries
Thursday, March 7, 2002


Dickie Leong Akana, 57, of Aiea, died Monday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Young Cha Yi; sons Song Chu and Sean Yi, Jamie Lyons and Duane Akana; daughters Brenda Kato, Rita Verdugo, and Kristy, Dayna and DeeAyn Akana; brothers Glenn Tanno and Darryl Tupinio; sisters Joyce Sallee and Lillie Tupinio; and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Consuelo V. Balanay, 64, of Henderson, Nev., formerly of Waipahu, died Feb. 13. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Florence Hubacek and Vikki Balanay-Flores, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Maureen Joyce Bolivar, 55, of Waiahole died Feb. 22 in Island Nursing Home. She is also survived by mother Gloria Ysip. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

Richard B. Boneza, 69, of Kailua died Friday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beatrice, sons Richard and Peter, daughters Linda Feliciano and Tina Iseke, brother Antonio Jr. and six grandchildren. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church, Kailua. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Aubrianni "Abby" Tricia Borja, 3-year-old daughter of Francis T. Espiritu and Mae Marie Borja, died last Thursday in Honolulu. She was born in Guam. She is also survived by sisters Ashiene Borja, and Alyssa and Alani Espiritu; and grandparents Felix and Patricia Cruz, and David and Mae Borja. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Brenda H.L. Broxson, 57, of Kapolei, a banquet department employee for Sheraton-Waikiki, died Sunday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald, sons Sean and Craig, daughter Jennifer, father Joseph Wong, mother Helena Nakamoto, brother Glenn Wong, sisters Glenda Chun and Gilda Pedro, and a granddaughter. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Inurnment: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Honolulu Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Margaret Kwai Sim Chang, also known as Kwai Sim Chang, 86, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher for Waimanalo Elementary, died Tuesday in Hale Ho Aloha Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John; sons Victor, Marshall and Noel; brother Yau Sing Leong; sister Ruth Young; and four grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after noon. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Louis "Louie" Czupczynski, 83, of Wailuku, a truck driver for Wailuku Sugar Co., died Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene. He is survived by wife Ann, son Roland, daughter Alma Flaminiano and four grandchildren. Wake service: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Ethel S. Dias, 74, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Sunday in her daughter's residence in Orchid Land Estates. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Robert "Bobby" Luiz, and Ernest Jr., Michael "Mickey" and Allan Dias; daughters Phyllis Waiau, Paulette Amaral and Pauline Pacheco; brothers Delbert J. Snedeker and Peter C. Rezentes; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Glad Tidings Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nadine Emory Wood Dower, 103, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher and principal for the Hawaii Center for the Deaf & the Blind, who died Feb. 24 in Kapuna Waiola Nursing Home, will be remembered in services tomorrow. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Center for the Deaf & the Blind, Honolulu Theatre or the Central Union Church Program for Seniors. Additional information was provided for an obituary published Saturday.

Joseph William Dutra Sr., 69, of Kapaa, Kauai, a proprietor in the restaurant industry, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife Martha; daughters Valerie Custodie and Kathie Souza; sons Joseph Jr. and Rodney; brothers Alfred Jr., Arthur and George; sisters Jean Bourgoin and Cecelia Moniz; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Perfecto "Itong" Dasallia Enriques, 90, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired heavy equipment operator for the former Kohala Sugar Plantation, died last Thursday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Leroy, daughter Cynthia, brother Rosalino, sister Maria and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Father Damien Hall, Hawi. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Leonarda Rosalia Esplanada, 92, of Kaunakakai died Feb. 26 in Molokai General Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Alfredo; daughters Lilia Esplanada Aquino, Erlinda Asuncion and Nilda Dilla; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 8 p.m. tomorrow at St. Sophia Church. Call after 6:30 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kapaakea Cemetery.

Thomas "Tommy" Michael Haruo Gould, 14, of Gig Harbor, Wash., died Feb. 26. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Deborah and David Ramirez, and Michael Gould; siblings Ian, Sydnee and Evan Ramirez; grandparents Warren and Linda Matsunaga; and great-grandparents Ethel Fujieki and Raymond Matsunaga. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Punahou School, Thurston Chapel.

Lee Hanohano, 59, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died Tuesday at home. She is survived by husband William, son Harry, daughters Helen McNeil and Michele Kalama, and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hope Chapel-Kaneohe. Casual attire. Private burial.

Dolores Theresamarie Kaniu Jimenez, 47, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, a sous chef, died Monday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Bouvey Bradbury, and Kupono and Michael Jimenez; mother Elizabeth Ruis; brothers Glenn, Ronald and Antonio Ruis, and Kelii and Joe Mawae; sisters Rhonda Anduha and Antoinette Reed; and one grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kawaihae Landing. Scattering of ashes to follow aboard the vessel Makalii. Casual attire. Lei and loose petals welcome. Luncheon at the residence, Kalooloo Drive.

Aileen Leiko "Annie" Kuwada, 49, of Mililani, a sauce preparer for Commercial Kitchen, died Saturday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She is also survived by sister Susan Fasone. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Tuesday.

Mildred Yoshiko Takahashi Lee, 72, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She is also survived by son Lawrence "Larry" Jr., brothers Edward and Melvin, and sisters Margaret and Jean. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Lolita Limary, 59, of Honolulu died Jan. 15 in St. Francis Medical Center. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Tuesday.

Betty M. Lindquist, 79, of Honolulu, a retired cashier for ABC Stores, died Monday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by brothers Shoji and Kigen Murabayashi, and sister Setsuko Murabayashi. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at First Christian Church.

Bertha Tom Linthicum, also known as Un Len Tom, 77, of Honolulu, a retired employee for the federal government, died Monday in Honolulu. She was born in Kahaluu. She is survived by children Kerry, Jerry and Terry; brothers Lawrence J. and Joseph Tom; and sisters Rose and Amy. Services: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Angeline Fileteo Montira, 73, of Waianae died Sunday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Carolyn Hammond, Christine J. Montira and Debra Ellis; sons Denis and Norman; brothers Ronald and Larry Castillias; sisters Alice Legaspi, Anita Cadaoas and Lillian Naihe; 20 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Bethesda Apostolic Temple, 2678 Kilihau St. Call 6-8 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Kiyoto "Blackie" Nakamura, 76, of Honolulu died last Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ritsuko, son Paul, brothers Kiyoumi and Richard K., sisters Janet K. Kuwaye and Edith E. Hong, and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Florence Shizue Nakano, 85, of Honolulu, died Sunday in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Michael M. and Vincent M., daughter Geraldine "Geri" Wakuzawa, hanai daughter Jill Matsumoto, sisters Edith T. and Lily Y. Uyehara, two grandchildren and a great-grandson. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Assembly of God Church, Red Hill. Call 6-8 p.m. Aloha attire.

Joseph Walter "Papa Joe" Pau, 84, of Hilo, a retired press foreman for the Hawaii Tribune Herald, died Monday at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Joseph and Michael, daughters Diane Graybill and Gwen Freitas, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Monday at St. Joesph Church, Hilo. Call 9 a.m. to noon. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Albert "Paint" Hikiola Poepoe, 49, of Kawela, Molokai, died Saturday in Molokai General Hospital. He was born in Hoolehua. He is survived by companion Charlette Wallace; sons Kimo and Kai Poepoe, and Ikaika Wallace; daughters Chanelle Alapai, Ui Poepoe-Wallace and Charnesty Poepoe-Wallace; brothers Bootie, James, Mac and Blue; sisters Irene Cookson, Blossom Poepoe, Gwen Duvauchelle, Millie Knight, Jaslyn Williams, Esther Ridgeway and Kahio Wickum; and five grandchildren. Services: noon next Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalamaula. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Hugo Michael Pozdena, 58, of Honolulu, an employee for Island Demo, will be remembered in services 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. He died Sunday in a van accident at Waialae Nui Ridge. He was born in Prague, Czechoslavakia. He is survived by wife Gladys, daughter Brigita Tulsa, brother Petr Pozdena and three grandchildren. Casual attire. No flowers.

Julia Rodrigues, 77, of Wahiawa died last Thursday in Honolulu. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Tony and Herman; daughters Shirley Nitullama, Maryann Williams, Sylvia Lopes, Bernadette Rice, Yvonne Cancel, Judy Ruiz and Bettyann Rodrigues; 31 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Monday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Alfonso "Onsong" Malong Salinas, 82, of Honolulu, a Eucharistic minister at St. Theresa Church, died last Thursday. He is survived by wife Gloria, son Reginald, daughter Divina Dela Pena and two grandsons. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Sei Sano, 99, of Wailuku, a homemaker, died Saturday in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Japan. She is survived by son George, daughters Helen F. Isokane and Ruth H. Fukuda, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park.

Hatsue Shimabuku, 77, of Honolulu, a retired clerk for the City and County of Honolulu, died last Thursday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband William K., daughter Julie N. Nishida, brothers Jiro and Ralph Kaneshiro, sisters Marylyn Salomon and a grandchild. Private services.

Charlotte Carol Siemann, 67, of Keaau, Hawaii, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Robynne Whittington, son Kimo, brothers Jack Kimi and Peter Kim, sister Eleanor Pakele and five grandchildren. Wake service: 6 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call 5-8 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Fred Ichiro Tamura, 90, of Honolulu, retired vice president of sales for Meadow Gold Dairies, died Feb. 23 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret; son Calvin K.; daughters Ruth Y. Tamura, Sara T. Tamayose and Julie Y. Tamura; brother Hideo; sister Shizuko Shikuma; and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Reid Ko Tamura, 35, of Puhi, Kauai, a maintenanceman for Sun Village Kauai, died Monday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Michele, sister Faith Shiramizu, brothers Chris and Rand, and parents Charles and Elaine. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kapaa All Saints Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. No flowers.

Charlotte "Carlota" Travaso, 85, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a homemaker, died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Joseph "Puncho" and Donald, daughter Geraldine Duarte, brother Mike Santiago, 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call 9-10:45 a.m. Burial: Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

Masaaki "Mutt" Uyesugi, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired housekeeper for Hilton Hawaiian Village, died Saturday. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Ellen N., daughter Mary A., brothers Takeshi Uyesugi and Robert H. Uesugi, and sisters Elaine S. Haassenritter and Dorothy S. Nakata. Private services.

Jack K.F. Wong, 93, of Honolulu, a retired restaurant owner for Lucky's Inn, died Saturday in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Junet M.Y., son Edmund, daughter Maylynn S.F. and half brother Lawrence. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Helen Wu, 83, of Kaloko, Hawaii, a real estate agent, died Feb. 27 at home. She was born in China. She is survived by daughters Mona and Ying Ying Wu, son Wellington Chen, sister Partricia MoorHouse and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona.

Kikue "Kay" Uehara Yamamoto, 77, of Honolulu died Monday. She was born in Mana, Kauai. She is survived by husband Azusa, son Dr. Peter, brother Shigeru Uehara, sisters Myrtle M. Uehara and Eloise Umeda, and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Congregational Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

James Hideichi Yokonuma, 71, of Honolulu, a retired electrician, died Sunday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Dorine U. Tomita and Kay K. Nishimura. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jun Quan Yuen, 98, of Honolulu, died Feb. 26 at home. Taoist services: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information was printed in an obituary published Tuesday.



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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