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Obituaries
Tuesday, May 7, 2002


Nicanor Ancajas Amit, 73, of Waipahu, a retired Consolidated Amusement employee after 16 years, died April 12. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Grace Loomis, Gloria Amit Rabanal and Cherie Ayala; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Federico Ancheta Ancheta, 82, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died April 14. He was born in Dibua, Laoag, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Nieves Maria; sons Winfred, Ray, Len, Robin and Albert; brothers Franco and Leon; and nine grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call from 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Irenie Ruth Bueno, 39, of Wahiawa died April 18. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Gailen, son Daniel, parents Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Eniero, brothers James and Vidal Jr. Valmoja, sisters Desirie and Melanie Valmoja, and grandmother Felisa Acdal. Memorial services: 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Inurnment: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Loretta "Lula" Castro, 64, of Kapolei died April 30 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Reuben T. Sr.; sons Jason R.K. Aipolani, John Chamberlin and Reuben T. Jr., Stephen A., Robert "Bobby" J. and Leonard N. Castro; daughters Theresa L. Aipolani, Margaret M. Chamberlain and Jessica L., Nancy R.N. and Marie Castro; sisters Juliana Mann, Juanita Almeita and Bennerita Coltes; brothers Julio Coltes and Manuel Laboy; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at the United Gospel Fellowship Church, 95-061 Waimakua Drive, Mililani. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Apaisa Fai'lava, 83, of Pearl City died April 26. He was born in Utuali'i Sapapali'i, Western Samoa. He is survived by sons Glenn Taylor and Failava, Paisa "Jr.," Eseroma, Ose and Osovale Apaisa; daughters Malaea Massey, Letofia Yoshida, Tailua Van Scroyoc and Lau'ulu Burgrey; 44 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 8 a.m. Burial to follow in Valley of the Temples.

Annie S. Garcia, 90, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Clarence, daughters Elsie Allen and Thelma Loyola, sisters Mary S. Carvalho and Constance LaBrie, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Papaaloa, Hawaii. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Alice A. Helenihi, 87, of San Diego, formerly of Honolulu, died April 30. She was born in Hanalei Valley, Kauai. She is survived by sons Clinton and Harrison, brother Henry, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: noon Friday at Kaumakapili Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Patsy Tomiko Inamine, 75, of Hilo, a retired clerk stenographer for the State of Hawaii, died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by son David; daughters Gail Inamine and Joan Arakaki; brothers George Oshiro and Herbert Oshiro; sisters Tomoyo Hara, Myra Gill, Betty Oshiro, Irene Yamashita and Jeanne Yamada; and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at the Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Casual attire. No flowers.

Emma Hanakahe Kahahane, 84, of Lahaina, a retired assembly line forewoman at Lahaina Cannery, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Olowalu, Maui. She is survived by hanai sons Roland Laanui and Jack Kahahane, caregiver Lehua Brockmiller, two grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great- grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Jeanne Yumiko Kosuga, 80, of Aiea died April 19. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband Gilbert, sons William "Willy" and Albert, daughter Sandra "Sandy" Ogi, brother Richard Nishimura, sister Evelyn Nishimura and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Aiea United Methodist Church, 99-101 Laulima St. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hisashi "Harry" Kurima, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Castle & Cooke employee, died April 30. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by brother Ernest and sisters Lillian Kabasawa and Elaine Mersberg. Private services.

Thomas Joseph Leone, 67, of Koloa, Kauai, a computer operator at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, died Thursday in Wilcox Hospital. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by wife Carol; sons Thomas Short and Michael Leone; daughter Michelle Lindley; brother Larry; sisters Eileen, Linda and Crissy; and one grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Raphael's Church, Koloa. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Lillie Akuna Goo Leong, 81, of Honolulu, a retired clerk at Fort Shafter, died Sunday. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Godfrey E., son Gordon, daughter Linda Zane, brother Jacob Goo and four grandchildren. Services: 2:15 p.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Additional services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at St. Patrick Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Muriel Fumiko Morita, 84, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress with Tori Richard, died last Tuesday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ernest K.; daughters Claire Ganiko, Joyce Jones, Lois Suzawa, Elaine Nakai, Yvonne Koga and Adelle Takaoka; brother Maurice K. Morita; sister Theresa Katsuki; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harvest Chapel, 3650 Waialae Ave. No flowers. Casual attire.

Craig Akio Muraoka, 47, of Kaneohe, promotion manager for the Honolulu Advertiser, died Friday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Julie, daughter Jalen, parents Katsuyoshi "Joe" and Violet, and sister Lynette Tamashiro. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire.

Miyako Nakamoto, 88, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Sunday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Kaiwiki, Hawaii. She is survived by sons George, Richard and Raymond; daughter Lillian Tomonaga; sister Kimie Sakoda; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

Cirila Remigio Pascual, 91, of Waianae died April 21. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Gerardo and Loreto, daughters Natividad Sellona and Editha Domingo, brother Sofrnio Remigio, sisters Felicitas Tariga and Nicolasa Pascual, 41 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Corsito "Chito" "Papa" Santiago, 81, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired cane truck driver for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., died last Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Namiko M., sons Robert and Norman, daughter Marylou S. Abregana, brother Simon, sister Usalem Raneces, 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday in Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

David Riki Shigeta, 47, a former stevedore for Hawaii Stevedores Inc., died April 28 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda, daughters Jennifer and Jessica, parents James and Claudia, and brother Keith. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.



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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