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Obituaries
Monday, May 6, 2002


Wilfred Yutaka Aoki, 88, of Kailua, a retired federal government construction and maintenance general foreman, died April 28 in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Fumiko; sons Lowell, Earl and Gary; daughter Janice Sawada; sisters Harriet Green and Edith Konishi; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lani Long Apana, 87, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died Friday in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons William "Red" and Collins "Boogie"; daughter Billielani Smith; brothers Henry, Alexander "Dear" and William "Malu" Long; sisters Thelma "Kahili" Cummings, Francis "Manu" Brand and Leiana Woodside; seven granchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Huan Cheng, 70, of Kekaha, Kauai, died April 26 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Bonifacia, son Rex and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Joseph Ngit Fai Chu, 90, of Honolulu, a retired manager at M.T. Lau Chow, died Wednesday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by son Gillman, daughter Bette Mark, sisters Daisy Chang and Rose Mau, seven grandchildren and nine great-granchildren. Private services.

Grace Bautista Consolacion, 45, of Daly City, Calif., a former Hale Nani Nursing Home employee and registered nurse, died Wednesday. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by fiance Ronald "J.C." Carlos; son Ronald; daughter Christine; mother Maria; brothers Steve, Harry and George; and sisters Aurora Agcaoili, Carmen Camallan and Sandra Hargrove. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Robert Earl Costa, 68, of Kaneohe, a retired milk supervisor at Foremost Dairies, died Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Genevieve Jones, Ann Won, Marjorie Vannatta, Evelyn Smith and Melva Vidinhar; brother Merlin; three daughters; two sons; and grandchildren. Services: 1:15 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Minoru Ezaki, 84, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education administrator, died Wednesday in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helen, son Bruce, daughter Lori Ezaki-Chun, brother Joseph, sister Emi Tamura and four grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Dr. Alfonso Faustino, 71, of Honolulu, who retired from private practice, died April 24 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Palau. He is survived by wife Sally; daughter Ann Ralar; brother Ben Roberto; sisters Mitsuko Faustino, Theodosia Blailes and Natalia Faustino; and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at 3 p.m. at Hawaii Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Walter Yoshiharu Isobe, 76, of Honolulu, a retired MTL storeroom superintendent, died April 14 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Jean; sons Brian and Richard; daughter Gwen Honjo; brothers Harry and Edward; sisters Elaine Kurosawa, Minerva Sakuma and Bertha Isobe; half brothers Allan and Glen; and half sister Lillian Niimi. Private services.

Ethel Midori Itakura, 90, of Waipahu, a retired Metcalf Home Sewing instructor, died April 23 in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harvey and Wilson, daughter Lynette Ing, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Joseph Kawahinekuaaina "Sonny" Kalanui, 82, of Honolulu, a retired shipwright foreman at Pearl Harbor, died April 27. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Nancy; sons Kealii, Kanoilani and Robert Kalanui and Carl, Conrad and Greg Okuma; daughters Puanani Griffiths, Kapukui Sykes, Evelyn Okuma and Anita Fujikawa; sister Anna Austring; 27 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Additional services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ruth Hisayo Kanehiro, 83, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died April 28 in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Hiroshi; daughters Pauline, Barbara, Lorraine and Elaine Masuda; and three grandchildren. Private services.

George Sung Pui Kau, 76, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance manager at Leeward Community College, died Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy, sons Fred and Bruce, daughter Naomi, brothers William and Morris, sister Betty Olson and three grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Cavalry-by-the-Sea Lutheran Church, 5339 Kalanianaole Hwy. Call after 5 p.m. Scattering of ashes and reception to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Yoshio Kunimoto, 93, of Honolulu, former City and County of Honolulu Department of Public Works chief engineer, died April 24. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by son Dr. Allan; daughters Faith, Gail and Valri L.; sister Kinuko Taniguchi; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Laga Loi, 91, of Aiea died April 24 in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Epi; sons Fatu, Aemata, Urima and Taleni; daughters Faalupe Sua, Epi Repeka Maniti and Pepe Laga-Kesi; sister Sopo Maloseuga Unutoa; 35 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Anastasia "Ana" Crowder Makua, 81, of Kaneohe died April 26. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Samuel K. "Kamoho"; sons Samuel A., Dennis "Buzzy," Stephen and Michael "Kalani"; daughters Patricia Perkins, Allithea "Lee" Totten, Christine Van Epps, Marvis "Bootsy" Smith, Roxanne Makua and Avanelle "Ava" White; 29 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Susitina Maulupe, 45, of Waipahu died April 16 in St. Francis Medical Center West. She was born in Western Samoa. She is survived by husband Sa'oloto; sons Sa'oloto Jr. and Noema; daughter Kika; brother Fata Tulima; and sisters Elisapeta Suemai, Sita Ulu, Eti Ioane and Poto Fa'ate'a. Services: 10 a.m. today at Hawaii Samoan First Assembly of God Church, 1420 Palama St. Burial: 2 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City. Casual attire.

Gary Kiyoshi Murakami, 39, of Honolulu, a Kmart Stores receiving clerk, died April 25 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Arianne and parents Lawrence and Ethel. Private services.

Haruyuki "Henry" Murakami, 81, of Honolulu, a retired heavy equipment crane operator at Associated Steel Co., died Wednesday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Flora H.; sons Larry Y., Leroy T., Lester T., Lloyd T. and Leonard T. Yamamoto; daughter Lora S. Matsumura; brothers Richard N., Takeyuki, Kengo, Herbert Y. and Leonard T. Murakami; sisters Janet K. Mizusawa, Norma F. Robello, Thelma T. Vasconcellos, Emiko Shinsato and LaVerne I. Kaluhiokalani; 28 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masao "Hard Rock" Nakamura, 77, of Honolulu, a retired plumber and a 442nd Regimental Combat Team veteran, died April 27. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Luanne R. and Wanda M., and brother George A. Private services.

Alice Kiyoka Nakayama, 83, of Mililani Town, a retired cashier at Miyashiro Market, died Friday. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Harvey, Michael and Keith; sisters Margaret Ota, Sadame Kozuma, Clara Yamada, May Hamai and Lily Nakamura; brother George Kozuma; and nine grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers or memorial donations.

Richard Yoshito "Pete" Nishizawa, 77, of Honolulu, a retired City and County of Honolulu Department of Public Works civil engineer, died Wednesday in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris, brothers Toshio and Edgar, and sister Alice Ishihara. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masayuki Nomi, 83, of Pearl City died Wednesday. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Setsuko and sons Paul and Joe. Private services.

Kikuji "Wimpy" Omura, 78, of Paia, Maui, a retired Maui Police Department major, died Friday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia. He is survived by wife Blossom, son Jon D., daughter Diane D., sister Lorraine Sasaki and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Aileen Kam Har Osaki, 65, of Honolulu, a retired state legislative analyst, died March 31 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. She is survived by husband Masao, son Eric M.H.H., daughter Gwynne M. Osaki, brother Herman Aizawa Jr. and sisters Eloise Hiu and Mary Ann Rohrbough. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dolores Henrietta Pihi, 68, of Keaau, Hawaii, formerly of Naalehu, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Mel Silva and Jeffery, Robert and Joseph Pihi; hanai daughter Carla Castillo; brothers Albert, Bernard, Donald and Lionel Silva; sister Loretta Lorenzo; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Naalehu Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Jane Mieko Shiraki, 81, of Waianae died April 24. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Wilfred Y.; daughters June E. Kobayashi, Frances G. Yamada and Lisa A. Hanabusa; brothers Hitoshi Yuhara and Hiroshi Yuhara; sister Fumiko Aoki; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Jeanette Ula "J Girl" Smith, 27, of Honolulu died Wednesday at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Joseph; daughters Shantel and Seirra; parents Filo Tu and Jeanette Tu; brothers Keith, Robert and Tavita; sister Susan Moriwake; and grandmother Fano Tu. Services: 7:45 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Memorial donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu 96817; or Youth Outreach, 415 Keoniana St., Honolulu 96815.

Seupepe Talili, 83, of Omao, Kauai, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Hale Omao. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by son Lauama "Tise" Lauama, hanai daughters Florine Skelton and Lina Prendergast, 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lawai Valley. Call after noon. Burial to follow at Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Leigh Kekahilinani O Pauahi Tilton, 24, of Kaneohe died April 29 in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Aukai and Lalio, daughter Reilani, parents Leighton and Marjorie, brother Leighton "Kanoho," sisters Shelly K. Lilio and Tammy K. Tilton, and grandparents Thomas Santos and Evelyn Santos. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Richard Masamitsu "Bosco" Tsukiyama, 79, of Honolulu, a retired federal government stock clerk, died April 26. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Harriet F., son Erick M. and brother William M. Private services.

Gregory James Vainowski, 64, of Kihei, Maui, a self-employed construction consultant, died April 27 at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Helga; sons James, William and Gerald; daughter Linda Marguardt; sister Diane Gorski; and nine grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Aloha attire.

Tong Wu, 82, of Honolulu died Tuesday at home. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Juan Kong; sons Shu Fong, Gui Fong and Wei Fong; daughters Xiahe Wu, Lisa Y.W. Ng, Kong Wo Ng, Xing He Wu and Amy Y. Wu; and 12 grandchildren. Taoist services: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: noon Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Kino Yuda, 100, of Hilo, a homemaker, died April 27. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Kwanichi, Shimei and George; daughters Tei Zane, Setsuyo Tanabe and Kazuyo Murashige; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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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