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Obituaries
Wednesday, June 19, 2002


Takao Ito / HGEA founding member



Petra Bayudan Aggasid, 93, of Kahuku, a retired janitress for Kahuku Sugar Mill, died last Wednesday in Kahuku. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Jose, Frank and Anthony; daughters Rufina Tormis, Rosalina Bumanglag, Carmen Mead, Shirley Holton and Eduvejes "Vicki" Mandac; 28 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Roch's Catholic Church in Kahuku. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Filemon Subia Aguinaldo, 78, of Kilauea, Kauai, a landscaper, died Sunday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Felipa; sons Pastor, Ernesto, Wilson, Landrino and Weslie; daughters Rose N. Rumbaoa, Lucrecia Sagucio, Nora Montero, Marlene Jarquio and Glorina, Rowena and Rosita Aguinaldo; sister Rosita; 29 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary in Koloa. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Sylvester's Church in Kilauea. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kilauea Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

George Akana, 50, of Ho-nolulu, a proprietor of Video Image Projection and vice president of Local 665 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators, died Thursday. He is survived by wife Leonelle, sons George III and Koa, mother Ione P. and brother Kevin M. Services: 5:30 Saturday at the Waikiki Shell.

Gerald "Jerry" Amorin, 63, of Lihue, an equipment operator for the state government, died Friday in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by daughter Jeri L., brothers Stanley and Donald, caregiver Healani Mandrigues and one grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Manley Mun Lip Chan, 45, of Honolulu died Saturday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Foo and Alice W.L.; brothers John, Edmund and Philman; and sister Susan Harris. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Jane Kehaulani Cornelio, 62, of Honolulu, a secretary for Charles W. Carter Co., died last Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by husband Henry; sons Dennis, Floyd, Stacy and Jason; daughters Renee Lamoya and Debora Ann Kaikala; mother Maryann Rondaris; stepfather Juan Rondaris; brother Henry Lopes; sisters Joyce Shafer and Lorna Anderson; and 20 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Artemio Tagatac Dimaya, 85, of Wahiawa, retired from Watanabe Floral Corp., died June 10. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Amada, son Fedelino, daughters Ely Romualdo and Norma "Lagring" Camalig, sisters Juanita Dimaya and Josefina Morella, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines. Casual attire.

Mariano Ebojo Eleccion, 98, of Honolulu, a Liliha Bakery employee, died last Wednesday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Saturnina De Gracia, Rogelia Antolin, Florentina Baradi, Marieta Betiong and Salome; son Eusebio; sister Peling Farinas; 23 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Katsuhisa "Charles" Fujimoto, 87, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired firefighter from the Pahoa fire station, died last Wednesday. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Kiyoko; son Paul; daughters Ethel Ichimura, Betty Taniguchi, Lynn Nakamura and Corrine Schade; sister Mitsuko Yamamoto; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Puna Hongwangi, 16-592 Old Volcano Road, Keeau. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Antonio "Tony" Almendro Funes, 54, of Wailuku, owner of Maui Traffic Control and who served in the U.S. Army, will be remembered in a Mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Funes, a former police detective, was killed Friday while directing traffic in Maalaea, Maui. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by former wife Suzanne; mother Anna; son Tony E.; daughter Dominique A.; brothers Marvin, John, Manuel Jr. and Joseph; and sisters Trinidad Auwae and Anita Coelho. Prayer services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

Janet Tsumako Kanehira, 89, of Honolulu died Saturday at Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Tamotsu Kanehira. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rose "Duchie" Ilima Kila, 71, of Ewa Beach, a minister at The Way, the Truth and the Life Pentecostal Church, died last Wednesday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by caregivers Melissa Gora and Apelila Kauo; brothers Herman, Allan, Noble, Paul, Robert and James; and sisters Miriam Smythe, Alice Morikawa, the Rev. Edna Makalii and Rebecca Kauo. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at United Gospel Fellowship Church, 95-061 Waimakua Drive, Mililani. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Arleen Yoshiko Kuwasaki, 77, of Aiea died May 28. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ronald; daughters Lisa Kim and Becky Aimee Diebold; sisters Ethel Nishimura, Elaine Nishimoto, Julia Fukumoto and Thelma Tamayoshi; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Walter R. Mitchell II, also known as "Papa Fig" and "The Jolly Brown Giant," 60, of Waialua died June 10 at home. He was born in Cincinnati. He is survived by his father, sister, three children and grandson. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kapaa Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapaa County Cemetery.

John Harry Monn, 74, of Ho-nolulu, a retired chief petty officer for the U.S. Navy, died Thursday in Aloha Nursing Home. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by brothers William N. and Leroy E., and sister Elizabeth L. Rusnak. Services: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Joseph Howard Neilsen, 48, of Honolulu, a merchant seaman with Seafarers International Union, died June 9 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son David; brothers Wayne Arthur and Michael Neilsen; sisters Barbara Kekina, Patricia Bunner, Joann Honda and Tammy Kelnhofer; and two grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Alice Momoe Okuna, 77, of Hilo, a homemaker, died last Wednesday at home. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Alwin, Darlene, Carol A. and Niralyn; sons Gary M. and Kriston L.; brother Walter Masunaga; sister Hilda Robinson; five grandchildren; and one great- grandchild. Services: noon Sunday at Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Midori Sato Onaga, 82, of Honolulu, a retired school-teacher for Aina Haina Elementary School, died June 1 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in California. She is survived by husband Tetsuo, daughter Patricia J.O. "Pattie" Nichols, sister Rosa Odow and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waiokeola Congregational Church, 4705 Kilauea Ave. Casual attire. No flowers.

John J. "Sean" Powers III, 48, of California, president of Arrow Electronics, died Monday in Stanford Hospital in California. He was born in Rhode Island. He is survived by wife Carin Poeshl; daughters Tierney and Quinn; brothers Matthew, Mark, Luke, Timothy and Patrick; and sister Patricia Driggs. Services held.

Clayton Loren Scott, 46, a self-employed landscaper, died May 18 in Haiku, Maui. He was born in New Mexico. He is survived by sisters Melissa Scott and Kimberly McNelis. Prayer circle services: 3 p.m. Sunday on Haleakala Crater.

George Kenji Takata, 66, of Honolulu, a Nippon Express employee, died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hoa Myto Takata and brother Kiyoshi Takata. Private services. Services: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. No flowers or monetary donations.

Elaine Yuriko Tang, 62, of Pearl City, a retired employee of the Navy Exchange, died June 9. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by husband Donald; mother Helen Uyeda; brothers Howard, Kennard and Harold Uyeda; and sister Beatrice Miyasato. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal service: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gladys Ayako Texeira, 74, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired postmaster at Holualoa Post Office, died Friday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Herbert S.; sons Paul and Lawrence; daughters Bernadette Texeira-Gomes and Theresa; brother Wilbert Koyanagi; sister Lillian Suefuji; hanai sons Gilbert Smith, Larry Jose and Mike Wineman; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Holualoa, Kona. Casual attire. No flowers. Private urn burial will be held at a later date.

Fujiko "Nancy" Tsuhako, 84, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died last Wednesday. She was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. She is survived by son John; daughters Harriet Tsuhako, June Takeno, Ruby Arii, Dianna Ota and Sandra Yasui; brother Kenichi Tsuha; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Roberta Puamohala "Hala" Williams, 51, of Honolulu, a bus driver, died June 4. She was born in Ewa Beach. She is survived by companion Gayle Haraki; mother Olive "Via" Kepa; sisters Sheila "Ilima" Williams, Pauline Young, Debbie Smith, Terrylynn Orsak, Gail Kepa and Virginia Chun; brothers Joseph Kepa, Robert Napalapalai Jr. and Alten Kepa; and hanai daughter Malu. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Zablan Beach Park. Casual attire.

Mark Matthew Wills, 32, of Wailuku, a carpenter for F&H Construction, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in South Korea. He is survived by wife Athena P. and daughter Leyla P. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Leis only.



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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