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Obituaries
Saturday, August 24, 2002


O.A. Ozzie Bushnell / Island Author



Antone Alameida, 88, of Waialua died Aug. 14. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Mitchell and Robert Almeida; daughters Arlene Kokubun and June Kauwalu; brothers Harry, Johnny, Alfred and Jacinth; sisters Mary, Helen, Elizabeth, Sarah, Ida, Violet and Dorothy; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Kiyoko Arakaki, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha Surf Hotel chambermaid, died Aug. 11 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Holualoa, Kona. She is survived by sons George and Kalvin Iramina, daughter Janice Nishida, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Artemio Bobias Belaras, 69, of Waipahu, a Hawaiian Dredging employee, died Monday. He was born in Bucay, Abra, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Sinforosa; sons Armando, Jose and Vicente; brother Celerino; sisters Veronica Smith and Julia Santiago; and five grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Robert C. Collier, 72, of Kailua, a Kaiser Medical Center material manager, died Thursday. He was born in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is survived by wife Jae, daughters Debbie Hychner and Valerie Fernandez, sons Steve and Robert Jr., sister Irene Davey, brother Verne and six grandchildren. Services will be held at a later date. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society or Hawaiian Humane Society.

Anita Delos Reyes Colobong, 57, of Honolulu, died Aug. 15. She was born in Laoag City, the Philippines. She is survived by brothers Juan, Antonio, Cirilo and Timoteo; and sister Leona Balicoco. Services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Laura Jeanette Cornell, 63, of Mililani, died Aug. 5. She was born in Missouri. She is survived by husband Jerry, sons Steven and Michael, daughters Kathlene Guthrie and Sharon Smith, sister Mary Ann Zimmermann and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Burial was held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Alohalani Claire Coronil, 58, of Waianae, an employee of the Department of Human Services in Kapolei, died Aug. 15. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Eddie Llanos, sons Lowell and Lyman, daughter Dovina Kamaka and one grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:45 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Edith Elizabeth Cox, 88, of Waianae, a retired security guard for the federal government, died Aug. 5. She was born in Holton, Kan. No known survivors. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday in the Valley of the Temples Chapel. Inurnment to follow in the Williams Funeral Services Crypt.

Marie Christina Dunbar-Serrano, 44, of Honolulu, a former Polynesian dancer in Waikiki, died Aug. 9. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by mother Vilma Dunbar, sisters Elaine and Susan Dunbar, and brothers Guy and Glen Dunbar. Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Esther Lucille Kinzler, 80, of Aiea, a retired resident manager, died Monday in Aiea. She was born in Rochelle, Ill. She is survived by husband Robert G.; daughters Mary Kua, Jo Ann Krug, Karen Strang and Susan Manteiga; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, Hawaii Chapter, or St. Francis Hospice.

Ralph Soon Noh Lee, 76, of Aiea, a retired Travis Air Force Base aircraft maintenance inspector, died Aug. 12. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by brothers Robert, Isaac, Henry, Chohan and Stanley; and sisters Alice Gonzales and Esther Davis. Private services.

Michael Chet McAfee, 49, of Kailua, a Kailua High School teacher, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Carolyn, brother Christopher and daughters Malia and Noelani. Incorrect information was published in an obituary yesterday.

Ernie Kuulei McCoy, 70, of Honolulu, a retired office manager, died Wednesday in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by sons Chad and Herman Schimmelfennig and John, Glenn, Cline and Ernest Alana; daughters Mona Chatoulie and Pearl Ting; brothers Gilbert, Delbert and Jerry Chang; sister Shirleen Rayoan; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. Private scattering of ashes.

Kiyoshi Nakagawa, 96, of Honolulu, a retired auto painter, died Tuesday. He is also survived by brothers Paul, Robert, Louis and Tetsuo; and sisters Marilyn Kuroda, and Fumiko and Chiyoko, of Japan. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Thursday.

Yoshiko Nakamura, 85, of Hilo, a retired housekeeping supervisor for the former Hilo Hospital, died Wednesday in the Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Keaukaha, Hawaii. She is survived by son Glenn, daughters Ellen Wong and Gail Nakamura, brothers Toshio and Tsutomu Onouye, sister Hatsuyo Miyamoto, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Tom Tomoichi Nakao, 74, of Honolulu, a retired federal technical engineer for the U.S. Marine Corps at Kaneohe, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. He is survived by wife Nancy; son Jason; brother David; sisters Dora Yamanaga, Chizuko Hashizaki and Vicki Kanno; and three grandchildren. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Asato Nonaka, 78, of Honolulu, a retired American Can Co. heavy equipment mechanic and owner of Nonaka Hilift Co., died Tuesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sugako; son Edward; daughter Irene Zimmerman; brother Goro; sisters Helen Suzuki, Eleanor Nonaka, Marian Taguma and Evelyn McKeon; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

Mabel Mayumi Oyama, 67, of Aiea, a retired Aiea Elementary School librarian, died Wednesday. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Robert E., sons Steven M. and Michael T., daughter Gail Y., brother Wilfred Yoshimasu, sister Mae Kimura, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sylvia Toyoko Hanaulani Panis, 66, of Waipahu, a retired Barbers Point Elementary School teacher, died Aug. 16. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Ladden "Lad" and Shan, daughter Sylvette Andrada, sisters Viola Payne and Maydel Louie, and six grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu Ward. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Casual attire.

Dominga Agustin Sale, 63, of Lihue, an active Salvation Army soldier, died Wednesday. She was born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Jewela Campos; mother Fermina Agustin; sisters Priscilla and Ely; stepchildren Sonny, Charmaine and Willen; former husband Antonio Campos; and husband William Sale. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at the same chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Bertha Miyuki Tanaka, 74, of Kailua, died Aug. 11. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Masami and Charles; and sisters Joyce Nakagawa, Florence Tanaka, Violet Yoshida, Elsie Matsumura and Lillian Tanaka. Private services.

John Vasconcellos Sr., 86, of Kalaoa, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Iron Works welder and a U.S. Army veteran, died Sunday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by son Patrick Vasconcellos; daughters Maria and Tania Kaiawe and Geraldine Akiona; brother Danny; sisters Connie Vasconcellos and Gussie Morgado; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at the old Kona Airport by the beach, Kailua-Kona. Call after 11 a.m. A potluck gathering will follow. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.



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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