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Obituaries
Monday, August 26, 2002


Barbara Eiko Akamine, 60, of Semi Valley, Calif., a retired Cochran Baptist School teacher and principal, died July 31. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenneth, son Wesley, mother Elsie Ito and brother Gordon Ito. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire.

Gervacio Corpuz Baptista, 86, of Waipahu, a retired Aloha Stadium maintenance man, died Aug. 16 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Bonifacia; sons Francisco, Segundino and Cesar; daughters Lucia Domingo, Andrea Acdal and Oliva Cabias; sister Severina Lamug; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church in Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Katherine Ilima Bishaw, 83, formerly of Hilo, a secretary for the Department of Education, died Aug. 12. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Kelekona, daughters Noela Bishaw and Kehau Bhattacharyya, brother Benedict Victor, sister Cecilia Chang and nine grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Emilie Freitas Cherry, 98, of Pearl City, a retired schoolteacher, died last Monday at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ralph and Charles, daughter Janette Akana, sister Alice Matt, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Albert Kealakaa Kaahumanu Davis, 79, of Aiea, a retired motor vehicle operator for Public Works Center at Pearl Harbor, died Friday. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Rebecca K.; daughter Lee M.N. Davis-Mead; brothers John and Henry; sisters Becky Conchee, Mary AhNee, Evangeline Prestidge, Miriam Kay McDuffie, Nellie Sniffen, Nora Poole and Keala Kala; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary, West Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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. tomorrow at St. Augustine's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Dorothy Miyoko Fujii, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Waialae Elementary School teacher, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honohina, Hawaii. She is survived by son Leith , daughter Sheila Coles, brothers Kiyoshi and Sadami Deai, sisters Chiyoko Arizumi and Hisako Hashimoto, and seven grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Kaimuki Christian Church.

Lawrence Earl Hatchett, 27, of Wahiawa, an enlisted man in the U.S. Army, died last Monday at Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Texas. He is survived by wife Bernadette L.F., son Mario Alvarez III, daughter Maria Alvarez, mother Rosa Hatchett and sister Shailetta Givens. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Schofield Barracks Post Chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Schofield Post Cemetery.

Yuriko "Ruth" Ikeda, also known as Ruth Kobashigawa, 72, of Wahiawa, a retired Hyatt Regency Waikiki housekeeper, died Aug. 18 in Wahiawa Long Term Care Facility. She was born in Honohina, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Charles "Shigemi"; stepsons Howard, Mervin, Wilfred, Milton and Wayne; brothers Tokuichi "Roy" and Masaru "Mike" Kobashigawa; sister Kiyoko "Betty" Lee; and seven stepgrandchildren. Private services.

Hatsue Ishimura, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Aug. 18 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Samuel M. and Roy S., daughters Jean Y. Kaneshiro and Ruth N. Taba, sisters Miyuki Hosaka and Edna Okawa, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Central Union Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Charyn Jeanine Kehaulani Kaimikaua, 33, of Torrance, Calif., died Aug. 18 in Torrance. She was born in Redondo Beach, Calif. She is survived by parents Charles and Yolanda, brother Chuck and sisters Charlanda "Dolly" Fowler and Charmaine Kaimikaua. Services: noon Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pearlridge Ward, 99-642 Pohue St., Aiea. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Mathias Q. Luber Sr., 82, of Honolulu, died Thursday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Anicia; daughter Jude; brothers Alfonso, Carlos and Eddie; and two grandchildren. Services: noon Sept. 7 at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Paul Tadashi Miyamoto, 76, of Alexandria, Va., formerly of Honolulu, a retired federal government employee, died Sept. 9, 2001, in Virginia. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Douglas and Gregg, daughter Darlene Frick, brothers Edmund and Daniel, sister Lucille Calario, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers or donations.

Hisayo Nakagawa, 97, of Mililani, a homemaker, died Aug. 17 in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Tom, Dr. William and George; daughters Nancy Takata, Amy Ishimura and Charlene Hamaguchi; brother Richard Suehiro; sister Nancy Sakazaki; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Yoshiko Nakamura, 85, of Hilo, a retired housekeeping supervisor for the former Hilo Hospital, died Wednesday in 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. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Daisy Yasuko Nishimoto, 93, of Honolulu, died Aug. 15 in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Henry; daughters Joanne Nakagawa and Joyce Mimaki; sisters Chieko Kubota, Carol Wada, Jean Iwami, Marion Onaka and Toshino Une; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Antone "Tony" Rapoza, 82, of Honolulu, a car salesman for Lexus Hawaii and formerly for Schuman Carriage, died Aug. 2 in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Michaelle A.R. Yamaguchi, brother Herbert, sister Julia Toledo and two grandchildren. Private services to be held.

Wayne Norio Seo, 50, of Honolulu, a Kamehameha Schools inventory clerk, died last Monday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Robert and Linda Seo, brother Keith and sister Laura Tanabe. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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