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Obituaries
Thursday, June 27, 2002


Francisca "Anching" Pailma Acacio, 70, of Waipahu, died June 14. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Domingo; son Sol; daughter May Calapini; brothers Rodrigo, Eduardo and Danilo Pailma; sister Gloria Pajarillo; and eight grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Florence Kameko Akamine, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Fumi's employee, died June 6. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Masaru, son Dexter, daughters Gail Lau and Janis Melton, brothers Richard and Asher Ota, sister Haruko Hirata, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Beverly Jane Kuuhoa Ane, 65, of Waimanalo, a retired registered nurse, died June 16. She was born in Portland, Ore. She is survived by husband Gilbert, daughter Renee and sister Gloria Vesley. Services: 11 a.m. July 6. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

Santos "Mickey" Augusto, 77, of Wailua, Kauai, a Lihue Plantation laborer, died April 25 in Mahelona Hospital. He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He is survived by daughter Alberta Lanoza; son Van; stepsons Glen and Niel Augusto and Carnel Macloves; and three grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Catherine's Church in Kapaa. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow at St. Catherine's Church cemetery. Casual attire.

Alice Covell Bender, 74, of Honolulu, a retired state librarian, died June 24 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband Joseph C. and brother David Covell. Services are pending. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Honolulu Friends Meeting (Quakers).

Sylvester Haupu Calizo, 41, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a self-employed florist, died June 12 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Trisha M. and Victoria Calizo-Lovell, parents Victoroso and Beatrice, sisters Rebecca Tubania and Darlene Palmerton, and brothers Victor and Michael. Memorial gathering: noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Reeds Bay in Hilo.

Shannon Francisco Chai, 22, of Mililani died Sunday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Germaine; father Francisco Akhay Sr.; brothers Frank Jr., Wayne and Glenn Akhay and Shane Chai; and sisters Doreen Ballo, Kristl Masulit and Leihulunani Siafuafu. Wake services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Hilda "Tita" Kam Char, 81, of Honolulu died Sunday in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald, daughters Laurita Isa and Donna Frost, brothers Albert and Edward Kam, sister Laurita "Lei" Howard, five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Rocky Hideo Chibana, 77, of Hilo, a retired budget analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense on Okinawa, died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Evelyn M., sons James and Harry, daughter Alice Isagawa, brothers Charles M. and Robert M., and sisters Carol Shimabukuro and Elaine Miyashiro. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

Edwin T.S. Chun, 74, of Honolulu, a retired clerk for the federal government, died Friday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Alfred Y.H. and sisters Maybelle Ching, Glenda Brown, Helen Furness and Gladys Nishibata. Private services.

Paulina Monalim Cortes, 91, of Aiea, a homemaker, died June 15. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Dionicio; sons Emilio and Maximo Hagmoc and James Cortes; hanai sons Benito and Claude Respicio; daughters Martha Nelmida, Mary Cortes, Bernalda Goolsby, Monica McAuliffe and Paula Sears; hanai daughters Davelin and April Monalim and Bernice Manaea; 59 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the park. Aloha attire. Flowers and leis welcome.

Cecilia "Ceci" Delos Santos, 66, of Paia, Maui, died Monday at home. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Bernardo, Benny and Jarret; hanai sons Eric Smith and Scott Morse; stepson Alex Santos; daughters Bernie Kaneshiro, Lynda Acain and Doreen Forsberg; stepdaughter Madeline Harris; brothers Henry H., Lawrence H. and Antone K. Moiha; sisters Rachel L. Kanekoa and Priscilla K. Matsuoka; and seven grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park.

Norma Naanos Deperalta, 52, of Ewa Beach, a registered nurse for Tripler Army Medical Center and Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi, died June 12. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Jose and son Rex. Mass: noon Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Juana Juanita Fuerte, 92, of Honolulu died June 17. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Eustaquio, Vic and Virglio; daughters Lilia Togle, Clarita Alibin, Elena Afroilan and Frances Domingo; sister Constancia Presto; 30 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church in Kalihi. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

David J. Gilhooly Jr., 88, of Kaneohe, a retired port veterinarian for the federal government, died Sunday. He was born in San Bernadino, Calif. He is survived by wife Gladys; sons David J., Patrick B. and Joseph T.; daughter Anne Gilhooly Smith; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Riichi Goto, 91, of Hilo died Sunday in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Haruko; daughters Carol Tokuda, Norma Yara, Arlene Yonamine and Jennifer Batino; brother Tatsuo; sister Chiyono Fujimoto; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3:30 p.m.

Emily "Billie" Freitas Gouveia, 96, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker and retired real estate developer, died Monday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Dr. Anthony; daughters Pauline Amarino, Mary Lou Bean and Jo Anne Zembiec; sister Shirley Cannon; and brothers Tom, Francis and Robert Freitas. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church in Holualoa. Private burial.

Reo Sales Guillermo, 32, of Ewa Beach, a project engineer at Hawaiian Dredging and also employed at Costco in Salt Lake and Iwilei, died June 14. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rose, sons Nathan and Noah, mother Marta and brother Ted. Wake services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Dorothy I. Hayashi, 84, of Honolulu died June 14 in Queen's Medical Center. She is survived by husband Gary J.; son Harvey R.; daughters Suzanne Cannon, Patricia Fukuda and Barbara Hayashi-Futa; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Linda Lee Hoan, 45, of Mililani died last Thursday in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in New York. She is survived by daughters Angela and Katie, son Ryan, and brothers and sisters. Private services.

Pauline Vegas Soto Kahao, 69, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died June 9. She was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. She is survived by husband George, son James, daughter Leilani Magno, brothers Louis and Marcelino Soto, and sister Josephine Soto. Services: noon Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Robert Masao Karimoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired mason for Valdestri Ltd., died Sunday. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nancy U., sons Harold H. and Roy S., half brother Katsunari, half sister Tsuyako Yuki and three grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Keizo Kashiwabara, 86, of Lihue, a Kauai County employee, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ayako, son James, daughters Nancy Toyama and Kathleen Kashiwabara, brother Satoshi, sister Betty Miwa, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Lihue Baptist Church.

Kiyo Katahira, 83, of Honolulu, a retired owner-proprietor of Princess Dry Cleaners, died June 16. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by sons Jack H., George T., Thomas H. and James Y.; daughter Doris H. Nakamura; brother Toyoji Saito; sister Toyoko Mizuguchi; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Wesley Owen Larimore, 72, of Pearl City, a retired facilities manager for Soka Gakkai International USA in Hawaii, died June 19. He was born in Tinley Park, Ill. He is survived by wife Tomiko, son Gilbert, caregiver Darlene, brother Alfred and sisters Eleanor and Marianne. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Mariano Carenio "Pogo" Marzo Jr., 60, of Hilo, a former security guard for the former Hilo Security and Investigations, died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Shelley Veincent; sons Shelson I. and Patrick K.; stepson Mareko Mareko Jr.; stepdaughters Renee and Kehau Veincent and Lucille Veincent-Salazar; mother Theresa K.K.; brothers Johnny Kamahele and Richard Marzo; sisters Leimomi Pakele, Leilani Tagalicod, Joann Kalawe, and Evalani and Shirleen K. Marzo; and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Call after 10 a.m.

Violet Yoshiko Matsumoto, 78, of Wahiawa, died last Thursday. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Dennis and Kirk, daughter Alison, brothers Minoru and Masao Yoneshige, sister Shizuko Yamashita and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Marion Ray McConnell, 80, of Renton, Wash., a shipyard design engineer who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, died May 2 in Renton. He was born in Centralia, Wash. He is survived by daughter Marian Helgeson, brother Robert W. and three grandchildren. Services held. Donations may be sent to 25145 255 Place S.E., Ravensdale, WA 98051.

Eugenia "Genie" McMahon, 86, of Honolulu, a retired secretary, died June 18 in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by son Jimmy, sister Toni Doyle and two grandchildren. Services: 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Outrigger Canoe Club. Donations suggested to Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation or St. Francis Hospice.

Andrew Joseph McQueeney, 86, of Honolulu, a retired pathologist, died June 7 in Honolulu. He was born in Connecticut. He is survived by wife Edna "Eydie," daughters Joannie Mitric and Claire McQueeney, son Barry, sister Mary-Lou Schully and three grandchildren. Private services.

Fukiko Mizunuma Melendez, 71, of Honolulu, a retired employee for Moana Surfrider Hotel, died June 16 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Daniel P., daughters Jeanette M. Bautista and Phyllis S. Cruz, brothers Katsuyoshi and Tadashi Mizunuma, sister Emiko Matsunaga and three grandchildren. Private services.

Jitsutaro Moriwake, 69, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Airlines office clerk, died June 16 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Dutchie P. Bright and Ballard W. Kashinoki; daughters Waonette H. Matsumoto, Lorna K. Bright and Tracy-Ann K. Kashinoki-Lopez; sister Suye Hayashida; brother Hiroji Moriwake; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Eileen Helen Silva Nawaa, 78, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died Sunday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Glenn L. and Rawley K. Jr.; daughters Norma G. Kaleokalani "Pumpkin" Tanele, Helen J. Puanani "Cookie" Casteel, June "Snookie" Davis, Rawlene Kaoi'onapua "Toddy" Lilikoi, and Susan M. Kanani "Sue" and Jewel I. Kaleilehua Nawaa; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services: 11:15 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Thomas Yukio Sato, 70, of Pearl City, a retired certified public accountant, died June 1. He was born in Maunaloa, Molokai. He is survived by sisters Cynthia Nakamura and Aline Asato. Private services.

Louise Katherine Shaw, 92, of Kaneohe, a teacher for the state of Hawaii, died June 17. She was born in Florida. Private scattering of ashes.

Sumako "Sue" Shimizu, 69, of Honolulu, died June 17. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Itsuji; son Curtis; daughter Ellen Sugai; brothers Kazuo, Isamu and Toshio Ogiyama; and sisters Fujiko Okiyama, Katsumi Nishihara and Ikuyo Nakagawa. Private services.

Bay Thi Strandberg, 53, of Honolulu died last Wednesday in San Bernardino, Calif. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by sons John and Van, daughter Kim, brothers Moui and Daniel Nguyen, companion Uc Long and seven grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 98-1098 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Aloha attire.

Hiroshi Teruya, 85, of Honolulu, a retired cook, died June 7. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Florence Rabisa, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sandra "Sandy" Reiko Tsuchitori, 54, of Waipahu, a Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children housekeeper, died Friday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Steven R., son Dana V., daughter Sharene J. Dayag, mother Janet K. Chijimatsu, brother Donald H. Chijimatsu and sister Joan T. Mikami. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ethel Kiyoe Uchima, 83, of Kapolei, a retired Upholsterer Inc. seamstress, died June 19 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Puuloa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Bruce Takenaka and Roy Uchima Jr.; daughters Merle Uchima-Chong, Gayle Cabais and Dawn Hirata; sisters Edna Kuroda and Gladys Kawamura; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edwin Marion Underhill, 95, of Kailua-Kona, a Washington state ferries master mate and pilot, died June 16 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Durango, Colo. He is survived by wife June Aileen, daughter Bonney Nephew and three grandchildren. Private services.

Debra Susan Vasilash, 48, of Kapolei, an Ernst & Young word processor, died Sunday in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Daniel, daughter Burgandie Onekea, father James Alcover, brothers Burchell and Derwin Alcover, sisters Roxann Alcover and Jaymie Naauao, and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. No flowers.

Richard Masao Yamada, 92, of Mililani, a retired carpenter with the Carpenters Union Local No. 745, died last Thursday. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hatsumi F.; son Andrew; daughter Karen Oshiro; brothers Mitsuru, Harold, Roy and Edmund; sister Peggy Shimada; and two grandchildren. Private services.



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