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Obituaries
Thursday, May 23, 2002


Audrey Odelia Akina, 62, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a former supervisor at Libby's Cannery in Honolulu, died May 15 in Kaiser Medical Center. She is also survived by sister Aileen Kamau and three grandchildren. Incorrect information was provided by the mortuary for an obituary published yesterday.

George S.P. Awana Jr., 68, of Honolulu, a retired security guard, died Sunday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Velma; sons Richard and Ryan Kamali; daughters Christine Kamali-Hill, Mary-Linda Spivey and Diane Meech; sister Toni Hiro; and 16 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Donald Somei Aniya, 60, of Pearl City, a retired machinist at Pearl Harbor Shipyard, died May 15. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Marion, son Andrew, daughter Gwen, parents Sozen and Hatsume, and sister Judy Takano. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dennis Kim Tong Chee, 75, of Honolulu, an insurance agent for Loyalty Agency, died May 11 in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Chilton K.F., Kalfred K.S., James K.F., Ernest K.L. and Leslie K.W.; and sister Jackie Char. Private services.

Anne Kathleen Forbes, 65, of Kailua died last Thursday. She was born in England. She is survived by husband Virgil "Buster"; sons Larry and Raymond; daughters Donella McCormick, Tina Herron and Rebecca Forbes; brother Freddie Hadfield; and sister Christine Sanford. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Keolumana United Methodist Church in Kailua. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Multiple Sclerosis Society National, Hawaii Chapter, 418 Kuwili St., Honolulu 96817.

Sheri Lyn Galarza, 54, of Kalaoa, Kona, a former teacher at Kamehameha Schools, died May 13 at home. She was born in Dayton, Ohio. She is survived by husband Rockford, sons Denton and Presley, daughter Kimberly Macadangdang, mother Helen Henn and brothers Keene and Roger Henn. Services: noon Sunday at Kona Baptist Church. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona or the American Cancer Society.

Carl Sadamu Higuchi, 57, of Pearl City, a retired teacher at Kalakaua Intermediate School, died Monday. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Susan, son Jason, daughter Jessie, sisters Lorraine Saari and Sandra Matsui, and brother Gerald. Services: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sniffen Kane Kamekona, 66, of Honolulu, a retired ranch hand for Parker Cattle Ranch, died May 15. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Albert, Samson and Benney; and sisters Evelyn Hoopai, Kaiona Lee and Sarah Makeana. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Bethesda Temple Church. Private interment. No flowers.

Isamu Kano, 79, of Mililani, a retired truck driver for Hickam Air Force Base, died May 5 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean K. and sister Lilian S. Minami. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tomoko Furuta Kawamoto, 96, of Wahiawa, a homemaker, died Saturday. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by sons Tokumi and Haruo, daughters Mildred Yoshida and Katherine Higa, nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Albert "Buck" Loando Sr., 74, of Las Vegas, formerly of Kona, a retired welder with Welders Inc. on Oahu, died March 6. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Alberta Vegas and Juwana Hopfe; sons Albert Jr. and Raleigh P.; hanai son Joseph M. Robison Jr.; stepson John Rosa; brothers August, Robert, Gilbert and Joseph; sister Frances La Marco; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Pier in Kailua-Kona. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

Alfred Tadeusz Marcin, 77, of Kailua, an executive recruiter for the aerospace industry, died May 8. He was born in Boston. He is survived by sister Sophie Gilbert. Services and scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Saturday at Lanikai Beach Park. Access at Kaiolena Drive.

Gregann Mardikian, 39, of Kalaoa, Kona, a homemaker, died Sunday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Delano, Calif. She is survived by husband James Dunlevy, parents Ann and Gregory, brother Archie and sister Dana Brazil. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa, Kona. Burial to follow.

Juliet Nagtalon Miller, 68, of Kaneohe, a retired sales clerk at Liberty House Penthouse, died Tuesday. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Jack, Jim and Rob; daughter Lise; sister Helen Nagtalon-Miller; and seven grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Private inurnment.

Barbara Muney, 65, of Honolulu died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in New York City. She is survived by brother William and many friends in Hawaii. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Dr. Stanley Shoso Nashiwa, 101, of Paia, Maui, a dentist, died Friday in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Claire, daughters Sylvia Osato and Carol Chung, sister Martha Morimoto, seven gradchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

George Edward Strand, 81, of Honolulu, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, died Sunday at home. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by wife Rita H., sons Michael G. and Robert E., daughter Leslie A. Krawczyk, brother Raymond P. and seven grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church on Main Street. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Muaalii "Milo" Taamilo, 53, of Honolulu, a truck driver with Rocky Road Products Inc., died May 15 in Castle Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Papaloloa; son Taamilo; daughters Fiailoa and Lynn; brothers Sapule Taamilo, Taualai Tago, Maave Maave and Taugaifala and Asosatoetu Puletapuai; and sisters Soolepu Moi, Fiailoa Moevao, Pouiva Sagapolutele and Eseta Auelua. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Windward Samoan Congregation Christian Church, Waimanalo. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Hatsuko Tamashiro, 88, of Kahului, a retired employee of Maui Palms Hotel, died May 15 at home. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by sons Richard and Stanley, daughter Alice Cummins, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Rinzai Zen Mission in Paia. Call after 10 a.m. Reception to follow. Urn burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

David Keisuke Waki, 74, of Wailuku, a retired draftsman for the state Department of Transportation, died May 15 at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He also served as a campaign manager in Maui County for former Lt. Gov. William Richardson. He is survived by wife Joyce; sons Bruce and Randal; daughters Pamela Asato and Mona Palompo; brothers Stanley, Robert, Daniel and Walter; sisters Violet Vasconcellos, Shrine Racoma and Noreen Matsuoka; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Urn burial: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Margaret Katsuko Yamasaki, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired typist for the State of Hawaii, died May 15 in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Hiromu; son Lloyd; brothers Clifford, Clyde, Richard, Glenn and Irwin Iha; and sister Naomi Takaesu. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Aloha 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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