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Obituaries
Wednesday, May 15, 2002


Alfred Kovner / "Freddie the Clown,"



Jose Viloria Agbisit, 89, of Waimanalo, a retired maintenance supervisor at the Pagoda Hotel, died Sunday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Norma; daughter Norma J.; stepdaughters Lucy Kala, Abigail Pahinui and Sarah Thompson; 29 grandchildren; 55 grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. George's Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Frances Arndt, 78, of Kailua, a retired employee of the military exchange at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii, died Thursday. She was born in Ho-nolulu. She is survived by daughters Lila Rodrigues, Brenda Crichfield and Duane Ahina; son Daniel C.; brothers Walter Mokiao, Israel Mokiao and Stewart Little; sisters Dale Mokiao, Lorraine Lee, Mildred Ahina, Maryann Nelson and Evelyn Naeole; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Francis Choy Chang, 87, of Honolulu, a retired welder at Pearl Harbor and Navy Seabee, died April 24. He was born in Waiahole. He is survived by children Murle Milles, Gail Petagno, Gary Chang and Trudie China; brother Fred; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Margaret M. Gintling, 82, of Kula, Maui, a retired medical assistant, died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Akron, Ohio. She is survived by husband William E.; son William A.; brother William Henninger; and sisters Gladys Hazlett, Jean Galaway, Nell Kapel and Jane Topper. Private services.

Masayuki Kanada, 80, of Honolulu, a retired federal post engineer, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Hideko; daughter Gloria J. Dalton; brothers Daisuke, Harry and Richard; sisters Akie Ogasawara, Eileen Unemori and Kay Abdul; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Francis "Frankie" Kaaipaha Kelii, 86, of Honolulu, also known as "Boy," a retired Hono-lulu Gas Co. supervisor, died May 2 in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary "Aheong"; sons Daniel "Junior" and Bernard "Butchie"; daughters Lorraine "Napua" Kam, Pua Furtado and Ella M. "Ulu" Camacho; sisters Elizabeth "Wahine" Kahapea, Elizabeth "Lady" Tai Hook and Virginia Ravelo; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Joseph Soo Tong Kim, 79, of Wahiawa, a retired taxicab driver at Tradewind Tours, died Monday in the Center for Aging. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Jeffrey and Gregory, daughters Leatrice Kim and Bonnie Davis, stepson Herbert Inouye, brother David, sisters Rose Wilson and Annie Lopez, 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Moanalua First Assembly of God Church. Call after 6:30 p.m.

Frances Lemos, 98, of Pearl City, a retired preschool teacher, died May 1. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. Private services.

Aimalefoa Maiava, 79, of Aiea, retired pastor at the Samoan Congregational Church, died Friday. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by sons Peleuila Aimalefoa and Matu'u Aimalefoa; daughters Evotia Tuiteleleapaga, Nerisa Sualevai and Manuatele Maae; sisters Soliga Maiava, Puese Maiava and Manuatele Faifili; 22 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Dorothy Mary Marks, 95, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Connecticut. Services to be held at a later date.

Catalino D. Marzo, 93, of Honolulu died Saturday in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Lindbergh, Bob, Daniel and Jeff; daughters Joan Martinez, Karen Pang and Sharon Thompson; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Salt Lake. Call after 6 p.m.

Sterling "Pat" Muller, 82, of Honolulu, owner of Pat's Used Cars, died Saturday. He was born in Madera, Calif. He is survived by wife Ruth; daughters Kristy K. Monroe, Donna Shelton and Patricia McNamara; son Rodman; and 10 grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice or the Outrigger Canoe Club Duke Kahanamoku Foundation -- Daddy Haine Volleyball Fund.

Kazuyoshi Murakami, 94, of Kaneohe, a retired finishing carpenter, died May 4. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by son Paul; daughters Janice Kanayama, Amy Harada, Susan Hori and Phyllis Murakami-Siu; brothers Sadaichi and Soichi; sister Isayo Yukihiro; nine grandchildren; and one grandchild. Private services.

Alberta Bernice "Berta" Narciso, 50, of Aiea, an operation manager at Benefits Services of Hawaii, died Thursday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Benjamin "Kimo"; children Laurie, Sunya and Laren; mother Katherine Medeiros; brother Gilbert Medeiros Jr.; sister Flora Kaniho; and one grandchild. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call after 9 a.m. Committal service: 2 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Mary Jane Nichols, 89, of Princeville, Kauai, a homemaker, died Monday at home. She was born in Kansas. She is survived by a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Services to be held at a later date.

Gary Takashi Ogawa, 57, of Honolulu, owner of Ogawa's Auto Body & Paint Shop, died Sunday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen Oshiro-Ogawa; daughter Gina Kido; brothers Alan, Gordon and Clayton; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Atsushi Okura, 85, of Aiea, a retired Associated Masons employee, died May 1. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by son Burt; daughters Susan Yoshioka, Iris Okura and Grace Nishimoto; brothers Kazuki and Hiroshi; sister Elaine Takata; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Margaret Oliver, 82, of Hono-lulu, a emeritus lecturer in anthropology at Sydney Univer- sity in Australia, died Sunday. She was born in Australia. She is survived by husband Douglas. No services.

Tony Reyes Onay, 78, of Ewa Beach, a retired U.S. Army sergeant 1st class, died May 4 in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Sui, son Tony Jr., brother Ramon, sister Florentina Reyes and one grandchild. Services: 10:45 a.m. tomorrow at Schofield Barracks Soldiers Chapel. Call after 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery.

Bibiana Ongie, 81, of Wahiawa died April 26. She was born in Makawele, Kauai. She is survived by sons Ronald, Roy and David; daughters Carol Santiago and Frances Gombio; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Cas-ual attire.

George William Pali Sr., 81, of Honolulu, a retired comptroller at the Pacific Division Navy Facilities, Pearl Harbor, died Friday in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Anita Taylor; brother Christopher; daughters Linda Pali-Durocher, Vivian Pali-Malc-zon and Andrea J. Pali; son George W. Jr.; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

Janet "Mahalo" Powers, 70, of Kailua died Monday at home. She was born in Chatham, N.J. She is survived by sons Sean, Matthew, Mark, Duke, Timothy and Patrick; and daughters Kathie Driggs and Tricia Driggs. Services: 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. George Church, Waimanalo. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Charlie Susumu Shimabukuro, 73, of Hilo, a retired Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association foreman, died Saturday at home. He was born in Piihonua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Rose, son Kelvin, daughter Karen Shioji, brothers Henry and Makoto, sisters Tomiko Furamizu and Naeko Niino, and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Ronald Tetsuo Shimabukuro, 65, of Honolulu, a computer specialist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, died Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Fred I. and Roy Y., and sisters Elaine E. Lee and Marion T. Arakaki. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eric Herbert Svenson, 76, of Kihei, Maui, a self-employed florist, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Woburn, Mass. He is survived by wife Ingrid M., sons Kenneth W. and Jon E., daughter Christine M. Souza, brother George G., sisters May Gailius and June "Woody" Woodland, and nine grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Kamaole III, Kihei.

Koichi Tanaka, 96, of Hono-lulu, a retired mason, died Friday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in O'ola, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Helene Tanaka, Linda Taylor, Diane Correia and Paulette Jackson; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Mitsuko "Mitsi" Tatsuno, 82, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, died Monday at home. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Howard; son Glenn M.; daughters Mildred N. Hill, Yvonne L. Leong and Audrey B. Kosch; and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Central Kona Union Church. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary Catherine Weaver, 82, of Waialua died Friday in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Berino, N.M. She is survived by son Kim, daughter Marca, brothers Tom Urton and Sam Urton, and sister Ruth Day. Services held.

Marjorie Olive Will, 81, of Kaneohe died Wednesday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Shirley R. Scott, brother George Will Jr. and sister Hannah Johnstone. Services to be held at a later date.



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The index, which goes back several decades,
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