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Obituaries
Tuesday, September 17, 2002


Lawrence Brinkley, 57, of Kaneohe died Wednesday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Missouri. He is survived by wife Enola "Pilialoha," sons Anthony and Damien "Keola," daughters Florence and Malia, father Melvin and a grandchild. Committal services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Julian Ocava DeGuzman, 80, of Waianae, a retired U.S. Navy senior chief, died Saturday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Naomi M.; sons Jeffrey and Randall; daughters Charmaine Shigemura, Candy Suiso and Melisa and Diane DeGuzman; brothers Jose, Magtanggol, Emilio, Macario and Marcial; sisters Delores Bernardo, Olympia Esmenia and Socorro Jimenez; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Kazuhiro Fuchikami, 84, of Kahului, a Department of Transportation employee, died Sept. 8 at home. He was born in Puunene. He is survived by son Melvin; brother Harold; and sisters Jane Hondo, Jeannette Watanabe, Teruko Markham and Doris Nagata. Private services.

Abraham Tabor Gaviola, 38, of Waipahu, a U.S. Army master sergeant, died Sept. 6 in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria "Gemma"; son Abraham C.; parents Alberto and Mary; brother Nowe; and sisters Delia Saha, Lolita Buenviaje, Indalicia Salviejo and Ofelia Reyes. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery. Casual attire.

Laura Hashimoto Hayashi, 79, of Gold Canyon, Ariz., a retired State of Hawaii cafeteria manager, died Aug. 31 in Mesa, Ariz. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by husband Ichiro; daughters Susan Blackshaw and Jan Emerson; brother Mutsuo Hashimoto; sisters Clara Suzuki, Tokuko Hamai and Haruko Narimasu; and three grandchildren. Services were held in Gold Canyon.

Isako Ito, 74, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died last Tuesday at home. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband George A.; son Clarence Konno; daughter Linda Kido; brothers Tsugio, Toshio and Takeshi Tanaka; sisters Masako, Fusako Kitagawa and Misako Matsumoto; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Valerie Ann Leilani Jine, 48, of Honolulu died Aug. 12. She was born in California. She is survived by father James J., sisters Antoinette Jine and Patricia Kapeliela, and caregiver/ aunt Adeline Aguiar. Private services. Donations suggested to Maryknoll School or Hawaiian Humane Society.

Katherine E.K. Kaohi-Bellinger, 58, of Kaaawa died last Tuesday. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Reb; daughters Kammy Pruett and Rochelle and Shannon Teves; sons Matthew, Nathan and Ethan; brother Lionel Kaohi; and sister Janet Kahalekomo. Services: 10:30 a.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Margaret "Aunty Momi" Leimomi Kapanui, 70, of Waianae, a retired Sheraton Hotels room attendant, died Saturday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Hiram "Kalei" Olsen and Lawrence "Kuni" Kapanui, daughters Margurite "Kamae" Kapanui and Roberta "Berta" Naweli, hanai son Casey-Alan K. Olsen, hanai daughter Brandy "Leinaala" Artuyo, brother Hiram "Jigs" Olsen Jr., sister Norma "Na'alei" Liana, 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Shizuko "Nancy" Kusumoto, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired owner of a barbershop in Honokaa, Hawaii, died Sept. 6. She was born in Ninoole, Hawaii. She is survived by son Hiromitsu; daughters Barbara Kukahiko, Setsuko Kawamura and Mieko Fujimoto; sisters Haruko Akamine, Akiko Kaneshiro and Ellen Von Barfuss; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary, West Chapel. Casual attire.

The Rev. Tamako Matsuoka, 95, of Honolulu, a Zaoji Betsuin minister, died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Iwao, Tasuku, Norimasa and Masa; daughter Tsunemi Fujinaka; eight grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Sadao Miyamoto, 85, of Lanai City, a retired Dole Co. Lanai Plantation employee, died Friday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susan; daughters Caroline Asuncion, Audrey Wong, Barbara Tolentino and Deborah dela Cruz; son Les Miyamoto; brothers Fumio and Tado Miyamoto; sister Hisako Taniyama; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park and Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Additional services: noon Saturday at Lanai Hongwanji.

Yoshimasa Nomura, 61, of Waipahu, an Akasaka Restaurant executive chef and a chef for Futaba Restaurant and Pearl City Tavern, died Sept. 7 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Kyoko and son James. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Pearl City Hongwanji, 858 2nd St., Pearl City. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kaimi K. Olanolan, 20, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, formerly of Waialua and Ewa, will be remembered in services 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary- Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: noon Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Olanolan was found dead at home on Aug. 22. He was born in Honolulu and was a courier company deliveryman. He is survived by father Kenneth, mother Sharon, sister Tiffany Brock, grandparents Candeleria and Richard Tomisa, and great-grandparent Nicasio Gabay. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Benito Irorita Sablay, 55, of Honolulu, formerly of Kauai, a retired Lihue Plantation laborer, died last Tuesday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Zenaida; daughters Connie Caoili and Madeline Avila; brother Cornelio; sisters Albina Fejeder, Francisca Martinez and Consolacion Sablay; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Mary Madeleine Stevenson, 86, of Kauai died Wednesday. She was born in New York. She is survived by daughter Bobbi Naukana; son Jack; caregivers Mary K. James, Mary L. Roberts and Brenda De Mello; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Masako Takahashi, 98, of Wailuku, a homemaker, died Sept. 6 in Kula Hospital. She was born in Maui. She is survived by sons Tetsuya Tamura and Thomas and Stanley Takahashi; daughter Hisako Hirata; brothers Masao and Yoshio Nakayama; sisters Hinayo Inouye, Nancy Imamura and Yuriko Misawa; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Justina Benzon Tugas, 87, of Waipahu died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Hermogenes and Jose; daughters Teodora Capirma, Esperanza Diaz, Teresita Rosario and Honorata Stork; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Resurrection of the Lord Church in Waipio. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kenji Umetsu, 78, of Hilo, a Hilo Iron Works accountant and a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died Aug. 24 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pulehu Camp, Maui. He is survived by brother Thomas T. Private services.

Kathlene Anne Waterhouse, 57, of Honolulu, a State of Hawaii clerk stenographer, died Thursday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Deanne Haugaard, mother Gladys Schlick, and brothers Daryl and Philip Schlick. Private services.

Ethel Sueko Yamakawa, 79, of Honolulu, a retired cook for Maluhia Long Term Care Health Center, died Sept. 5 at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Robert, daughters Linda Yamakawa and Susan Wong, brothers David and Edwin Nakashima, and two grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m.

Thora Yeomans, 80, of Greeley, Colo., a professional singer, died July 2 in Greeley. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Thora Pabst; sisters Thelma Medeiros, Jacqueline Mendel and Carol Joy Clark; and two grandchildren. Services were held in Colorado. Donations suggested to Multiple Sclerosis Society c/o Stoddard, 3205 W. 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634.

Tamie Yokomizo, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Tuna Packers skinner, died Wednesday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Wailua, Hawaii. She is survived by sister Tomie Saito. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Inurnment to follow at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.



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