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Obituaries
Tuesday, June 18, 2002


Hing Hua Chun / medical leader



Muriel Pearl Kaleiwahea Aspera, 79, of Waipahu, died June 6. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Rodney and Robert, brother Francis Kaleiwahea, sister Linda, 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Michael Wite Colby, 51, of Honolulu, an insurance executive, died last Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Worcester, Mass. He is survived by wife Jeanette Caldeira, sons Travis and Kyle, and daughter Shannon. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society, 2370 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu 96817.

Jorge "Pokki" Domingo Cudal, 82, of Wahiawa, died May 22. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Flora; sons William, Rodrigo, Florencio and Reynaldo; daughters Flordeliza Cudal, Veronica Daoang, Rosemarie Malinay and Rosalinda Alfaro; brothers Victor and Alberto; sister Esperanza Alonzo; and 23 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kenneth Wayne Ellard, 44, of Honolulu died June 7 at Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Alabama. He is survived by parents Kenneth and Patricia, and brother Dave. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Hwy. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Herbert Nobuyoshi Fukata, 82, of Honolulu, a retired owner of Hawaii Travel Bureau Inc., died June 4. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Blanche, son Baron, brother Kenji and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary Sumino Furutani, 74, of Honolulu, a retired real estate agent, died May 23 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gary, Dean and Miles; daughter Wanda Kaneshiro; sisters Betty Sakamoto, Gracie Cameron, Nancy Tanaka and Doris Iwasaki; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

William Akira "Bill" Hernandez, 46, a mechanic/technician for Goodyear Automotive-Hilo, died June 8 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Toshie Matsuyama, brother Anthony "Tony" and sister Judy Bright. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kaoru "Yama" Horie, 87, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired saddle maker for Parker Ranch, died Thursday at home. He was born in Puuoo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shizue; daughters Judy Tsunoda and Janet Takata; brothers Tadashi, Isami and Charles G.; sisters Yoshimi Uyeda, Fusami Yano, Matsue Tadakawa and Itomi Kishi; and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Takao Ito, 82, of Aiea, a retired principal for McKinley Adult Education who served with the 442nd Infantry Regiment Combat Team during World War II, died June 6. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife June T.; sons Dr. Thomas Y., Alvin T. and Peter K.; daughters Marilynn T. Ito-Won, Cathy K. Mochizuki and Yvette S. Muta; brother George; and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Angeline Keahi Kaaikala, 88, of Mililani, retired from Hawaiian Pine, died Friday. She was born in South Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Rudy and David; daughters Alice Nicola, Cecilia Giffard and Cindy Vaifale; sister Grace; hanai sons Reuben Alivado and David Hirota; hanai daughter Carmen Alivado; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Friday at the chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yaeno Katsura, 90, of Eleele Nani, Kauai, died last Tuesday in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother-in-law Seichi Matsushige and numerous nieces and nephews. Services: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hanapepe United Church of Christ.

Anna Kunui Abihai Kiili, 72, of Wailuku, a retired housekeeper, died June 7 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Joe Kuloloia and George K., Quinton, Kauhi and Keoki; daughters Aloha Kuhia, Momi Cummings, Tracy Abihai and Bonnie; sisters Mary Pablico, Blanche Otsuji, Rose M. Piano and B. Piilani Abihai; brother Thomas Abihai; hanai daughters Debbie Boteilho, Ipo Farren and Ester Kekahuna; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations suggested to George Kiili.

The Rev. Melvin Kaua Kwan Sr., 72, of Waimanalo, a pastor of the Lamb of God Church and Bible School and a retired officer of the Hawaii Army National Guard, died June 9 in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Momi C.; daughters Melvalyn Hudgens, Rose Dudoit and Kaleiu'i D.; sons the Rev. Melvin Jr., Vernon, Aaron and Kaleo; sisters Mildred Jeremiah and Winona Woolf; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Moon Hung Louie, 82, of Honolulu, owner of Kinney's and King Fong Restaurants, died Thursday in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in China. He is survived by sons Hiram, Roland, Paul and Michael; daughters Joyce Leung and Susan Lee; sisters Yuet Chun Kwok and Emmaline Young; half brothers Kinney, Kenneth and Clayton; half sisters Velma Ng, Wilma Kawabata and Wendy Kailikea; stepbrothers; stepsisters; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Taoist services: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. English services: 11 a.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Burial: noon at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Masami Maruta, 89, of Kilauea, Kauai, a carpenter at Kilauea Sugar Plantation, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Edward and Clyde; daughters Madelene Nalawagan, Bernice Lin and Marlene Kasaoka; brother Hidemi Miyasaki; sisters Kikue Gushiken, Haruko Miyashiro, Katsuyo Inafuku, Wakayo Fukumoto and Yuriko Sakai; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hiroko Nakayama, 87, of Waipahu died last Tuesday. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by sons Donald and Stanley; daughters Agnes Tubania, Mary Chambers and Carol Kamemoto; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Cornelio Valdez Purganan, 71, of Kapolei died June 3 at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Mauricia C.; sons Cristobal, Cornelio Jr., Conrado and Carlito; daughters Juanita Donnelly, Luciana Ambrocio, Gloria Terrano and Marrissa; brothers Ely and Mauricio Jr.; sisters Marcelina Guarremo, Josepa Pascual and Christina Saguret; 24 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services held.

Warren Roth, 66, of Honolulu, a retired salesman, died Friday. He was born in New York. He is survived by companion Patti Franks and brothers Stephen and Marvin. Services at the Elks Club are being scheduled. Call 422-4444 for date and time.

Manual Reyes "Lefty" Santiago, 94, of Hilo, a retired truck driver for the former Kohala Sugar Co., died Saturday at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dominga S.; sons Manuel, Donald G., Wilfred and James; daughters Margaret Rezentes, Irene Mercado, Thelma Caravalho and Evelyn Ontiveros; sister Rose Ronia; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 3 p.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Asako "Evelyn" Sato, 78, of Waipahu, a retired cook from Pearl City Tavern, died June 9. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Tommy and Jason, daughters Doreen Hiromasa and Faye Hee, and five grandchildren. Private services.

Domingo Macuto Villahermosa, 69, of Ewa Beach, retired from Management Technical Services, died May 29. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Emmanuel Fernandez and Maximo; sisters Jocelyn Hemmerlein and Carrie Versola; brothers Frank, Robert and William; sisters Dorothy Cubio, Rosalia Malang, Elisia Cagape and Elimina; and seven grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Freida Wilson, 82, of Waimea, Kauai, a housewife, died June 10 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by son Melvin A. "Mel," brother William Blackstad, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Waimea United Church of Christ. Call after 1 p.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. 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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