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Obituaries

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Sunday, June 2, 2002


Ronald Satoshi Abe, 66, of Kailua-Kona, owner of Abe Nursery, died May 19 in Kona Community Hospital. He is survived by wife Betty S.; sons Nathan, Michael and David; sister Marian Inouye and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Charlene Kuulei Ahia, 55, of Ewa Beach, a Kailua Local Cab bus driver, died Tuesday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Benjamin D., Charles K. and Tyrone K. Bali; daughter Jennie P. Gaui; brothers Don K. and John L.; sisters Jane K. Querubin, Ruby K. Ahia, Judith M. Oliveria and Jeanette Amadeo; and five grandchildren. Services: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Door of Faith Church in Nanakuli. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Flora Asuncion Andaya, 85, of Honolulu, died Monday. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Rogie and Artemio, brothers Petronilo and Stanley Asuncion, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Church, 712 N. School Street. Burial: 10 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Richard Frederick Behnke, 62, of Kaneohe, a principal broker at Abel-Behnke Corporation, died Tuesday in his office. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Gayle, son Christopher and brother Robert. Services over ashes: 7 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Private graveside service at a later date. Aloha attire.

Elizabeth K. Rodrigues Bernhardt, 72, of Wailuku, a retired Hawaiian Cement scalemaster, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kihei, Maui. She is survived by daughters Eloise Correa and Paulette Perkins, sons Michael and Albert Rodrigues, 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Assembly King's Cathedral in Kahului. Call after 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery.

Leimomi Samantha Cabanting, infant daughter of Levy and Katherine, of Ainaloa, Pahoa, Hawaii, died May 7 in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Waimea, Hawaii. She is also survived by brother Alika Merck, sister Alexis Merck, and grandmothers Muriel Cabanting and Keakealani Merck. Private services. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

John Hill "Johnny Hills" Carvalho, 86, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Company cane truck driver, died Thursday at home. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dorothy; sons John H. "Niggie," Lionel and Anthony; daughters Lucille Pacheco, Lorraine Carvalho and Gloria Kaaukai, sisters Ruby Robledo, Laura Garcia and Angeline "Adela" Carvalho; 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Family Christian Center, 168 Holomua Street. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation only 8-10 a.m. Thursday at same center. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harrison Bernard Celoza, 43, of Honolulu, a foreman for Mega Construction, died May 23. He is also survived by parents Thomas H. and Pasencia "Loretta" Barlan. Incorrect information was printed for an obituary published yesterday.

Paul Kahinihiniula Ching, 75, of Maili, a retired employee for the Naval Ammunition Depot in Lualualei, died Wednesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Blanche, sons Paul and Raymond, daughters Emogene Ching and Angharad "Bonnie" Duncan, brother Hyel, sister Maude Kane, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Committal service: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eva Morris Del Pina, 77, of Aiea, died May 23. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Daniel and Benedict Dela Pena and Rickie Dela Pina; daughter Evalani Bargamento; brothers Fernando, Adam and Joseph Morris; sisters Mildred Juan and Vivian Hidaro; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Wake services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Church. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ethel Kaaumoku Fujikawa, 75, of Kahului, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by son Nelson; daughters Eleanor Osher, Paulette Kawabata and Elaine Nakasone; brother Anthony "Tony" Bagio; sister Hazel "Tina" Wong; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Thelma "Grandma Thelma" Toshiko Fujimoto, 86, of Kahului, died Wednesday in Hale Makua in Kahului. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Charles, Richard and Wayne; daughter Kay Machida; brothers Yasuyoshi and Sawayoshi Iwata; sisters Sumie Kimura and Fujie Iwata; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, Honolulu. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lawai Cemetery, Kauai.

Mitsuko M. Hashida, 59, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Thomas I. and son Grayson K. Private services.

Peter Gary LaCour, 50, of Hilo, a former librarian, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif. He is survived by brother Maurice, and sisters Cynthia Walker and Diane Robinson. Private services.

Tuani Nofoa, 87, of Waipahu, a retired Palama Settlement groundskeeper, died May 15. He is survived by sons Epati, Tafiaina and Tuani Jr.; daughters Tutaima Ieremia, Leilua Galu, Valu Unutoa and Easter R. Nofoa; 43 grandchildren and 65 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Nazarene, 408 Judd Street. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Alvin Jose Pascual, 55, of Kahuku, a retired City Bank senior accountant, died last Sunday in Honolulu. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by parents Braulio and Julia; brothers John and Peter; and sisters Marcy Bulosan, Clarita Nozawa and Arlene Pascual. Mass: noon Saturday at St. Roch's Catholic Church in Kahuku. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

Castor Sejalbo Saem Sr., 94, of Wahiawa, a retired Del Monte employee, died Tuesday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Simplicia; son Castor Jr.; daughters Gloria Case, Betty Diez, Julie Gragasin and Helen Hagen; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows. Call after 6 p.m. Prayer services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Wesley Louis Schlitzkus, 67, of Waianae, died May 23 in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Raynell; sons Wesley Jr. and Clayton; daughter Donna Rios; sisters Clara J. Wade, Ruby Barker and Betty Furtado; brothers Robert, Ernest Kawaiaea and Alfred Costa; 12 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Committal services: 1 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Scattering of ashes: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Pokai Beach Park.

Miles Z. Shima, 84, of Waimea, Hawaii, a landslide specialist in the San Francisco Bay area and a 442 WWII veteran, died May 23 in the Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Royce and Rodney, daughter Amy Cornellier, brother Zenkichi Shimabuku, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

James Smith Jr., 84, of Honolulu, a skycap supervisor at Honolulu International Airport, died May 24. He was born in Texas. He is survived by sons James, Vansen and Jesse, and 12 grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Paul Paulo Tailele Jr., 39, of Magna, Utah, a truck driver, died Monday in Oklahoma. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jeremy; daughter Shakira; parents Paulo and Valu; brothers Peter, Paxton and Prescott; and sisters Karen Wily, Kathy and Katrena. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 9th Ward, 55-110 Lanihuli Street. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Laie Cemetery.

Joseph Leonard Yurkanin, 81, of Kihei, Maui, a retired quality control supervisor for the Hartwell Corp., died Thursday in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife Mary, son Joseph E., brother Edward J. and two grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Leis only please.



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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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