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Obituaries
Wednesday, May 1, 2002


Nellie Kam Mui Akana, 95, of Honolulu, a retired employee at Dole Cannery, died Monday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Audrey M.C. Won, brother Melvin Yuen, sister Muriel Chung, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Irene Kalanimoiwai Cullen Akase, 85, of Kailua, retired employee at Aloha Surf Hotel, died Saturday in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph and Robert, daughter Mary Taum, sister Elsie K. Kali and nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Kailua. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Lucy Carvalho Allen, 79, of Honolulu, died Saturday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Margaret Carvalho and Mary Armendinger and nieces and nephews. Private services.

Clayton William Benham, 81, of Honolulu, executive secretary for the Interscholastic League of Honolulu, will be remembered in memorial services at 4 p.m. Friday at Central Union Church. Call after 3 p.m. He died Monday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marian, daughter Betsy Benham-del Fierro, son Gerald Anderson, brothers Roy and Howard, sisters Eula Sugarman and Eloise Pavich, and five grandchildren. Donations suggested to the Clayton Benham Scholarship Fund, checks payable to Interscholastic League of Honolulu. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Melchor Cabebe Cacatian, 86, of Mountain View, a farm laborer, died April 11 in the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Melencio, Victor, Daniel and Samson; daughters Zenaida Alba, Monica Armastejera, Manuela "Nely" Aquino and Lolita Islaias; brother Gregorio; sister Ulallia; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Mary Ann Kiha Pahumoa Kamakeeaina Carroll, 70, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died Thursday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons William R. Carroll Jr. and Whiston Kaulili, daughters Billie Ann Carroll-Kikala and Carol Ann Carroll, brothers Herbert "Bucky" and John "Honey Boy" Kamakeeaina, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 8 p.m. Friday at St. George Church, Waimanalo. Call 5-9 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

George Coit, 77, of Kapaau, died April 23 in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Halaula, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Frank and sisters Mary Robinson and Elizabeth DeMello. Memorial services; 10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Hilo. Casual attire.

Christopher Luis Cruz, 16, of Aiea, died April 17. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Nemesio and Eliza Basilio, biological father Romero Cruz Jr., sisters Marnelli Basilio and Michelle and Sheryl Cruz, and grandparents Fidella Luis, Romeo and Feliciana Cruz Sr., and Aurelio and Cresencia Basilio. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel, call 6-9 p.m.; and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Church, call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Eulalia Egmalin, 92, of Waialua, died April 21. She was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by brothers Lino and Pete Lacuesta, and sisters Rufina Rana, Generosa Valbuena and Jacinta Rodriguez. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow in Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Simeon Valdez Guerrero, 91, of Honolulu, a retired sander at Rattan Art Gallery, died April 5 in St. Francis Medical Center, Liliha. He was born in Condon, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Concepcion; sons Samuel, Jeffrey, Gerald and Hansel; daughters Josie and Imee; stepchildren Luzviminda, Gloria, Reyno and Mario; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary, call 6-9 p.m.; and 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Kona Itagaki, 93, of Wahiawa, a retired supervisor of Hawaiian Pineapple Co.'s chemical department, died April 18. He was born in Kona. He is survived by sister Mildred T. Kanegawa. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harry "Clown" Kahuanui Jr., 74, of Kaneohe, a teacher and football and basketball coach, died April 21. He was born in Waipio Valley. He is survived by wife Lily, son Lance, daughters Shelley Fey and Charlene Christenson, brother Anderson, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Charles Tomio Kaneko, 73, of Honolulu, manager at Aloha Steel Co., died April 16 in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by sons Keith and Karl, daughter Kristina Ferguson, brothers Kenneth and Richard, and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Harold Kalani Lyman, 54, of Kapolei, died Friday in St. Francis Medical Center-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Helene K. Lyman, Elena P. DeRego, Rosalyne N. Williams, Marlyne N. Mahoe and Lurlyne L. Kelly. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

Jacob Ten Sung Mau, 90, of Makawao, a retired state forester, died April 22 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kamaole-Kula. He is survived by sons Jacob R. "Junior," Richard H., Russell H. Sr. and Raymond L.; daughters Janice Baisa, Mililani Kiesling and Noelani Cheeley; brothers Fred, Patrick and Frances; and sisters Elizabeth Wikoli, Elsie Woods and Gladys Facuri. Memorial services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary, call 6-9 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Saturday, call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Church Cemetery.

Emeteria "Eme" Balanay Omalza, 77, of Wahiawa, died April 19. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Richardo "Richard" Victor Jr., Jerry, Lennard and Jeffrey; daughters Winnie Omalza-Ganigan and Amy "Girlie" Omalza; sisters Felicia Deliz and Rosalinda "Lala" Acierto; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel, call 6-9 p.m.; and 10:30 a.m. Friday, call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Adam B. Perreira, 85, of Hilo, died Saturday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Callen, sisters Bernice Correa and Betty Murphy and granddaughter Kristi. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire

Joseph Kaleikini Pia, 59, of Anahola, a dry waller, died April 20 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Sherry; daughters Leina and Rayna Pia and Frances Hernandez Martinez; son Joey; brothers John, George, Arthur and Hiram; sisters Ruby Cummings and Lili Kiilau; and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapaa Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Santiago Ramos Sagucio, 77, of Honolulu, an employee at Hawaiian Building Maintenance and Sizzler Restaurant in Pearlridge, died April 21. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Clarita; sons Emmanuel and Irinio; daughter Socorro Layaoen; brothers Severo, Alipio, Artemio and Cecilio Sagucio, and Pedro, Moises and Elpidio Aguinaldo; sisters Juliana Galiciano and Delfina Dalere; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date in the Philippines. Casual attire.

Filomena Nistal Sasarita, 76, of Hilo, a retired school custodian, died April 22 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Gregory; daughters Julia Miller, Cecilia Roach, Bernadette Rasay and Irene, Theresa and Constance Sasarita; brother Jose Nistal; sister Mercedes Duran; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain View Catholic Church, St. Theresa, call 6-9 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Hisashi Seki, 86, of Lihue, former owner of the Lihue Central Service Station, died April 23 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Huleia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Matsuyo "Merle," brother Henry and sister Katherine Moriguchi. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Monday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

John A. Smith Jr., 73, of Williamsburg, Va., formerly of Hawaii, a retired Army brigadier general, died Feb. 11. He was born in Hull, Mass. He is survived by wife Harriet Haru Higa, daughter Nani K. Cross, son Matthew J., brothers Donald W. and Eugene C., and six grandchildren. Military honors: 11:30 a.m. May 8 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Nelson "Nellie" Tavares, 90, of Kalamaula, Molokai, a retired Maui County liquor commissioner, died April 22 in Honolulu. He was born in Pukalani, Maui. He is survived by wife Hannah; sons William Rodrigues, and Nelson, Jr., Anthony and Russell Tavares; daughters Valerie Sylva, Joanne Kihano and Joanie Davis; stepson Blanchard Rodrigues; stepdaughters Carolyn Takauchi and Marie Reyes; brothers Lawrence, Julian and Richard; sisters Linda Blyleven, Alexa Inciong and Matsu Ornellas; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kahale Laa Jerusalema Hou Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Cemetery.

Mary Anne Gale Thuener, 69, of Waikoloa, owner of Gale Force Production Services Inc., died April 23 at home. She was born in Flushing, N.Y. She is survived by son David Gale, daughter Maile Stenger, mother Hedwig Batchelor, brother Joseph Batchelor, Jr., two granddaughters and numerous stepchildren. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Honokaa Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.



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