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Obituaries
Thursday, September 19, 2002


H. Rodger Betts / former Maui counsel


Carol W.U. Au, 38, of Honolulu, died last Thursday in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Richard and Pauline, brother Russell, sister Pauline Kim and grandparent Alma. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Robert Julius Baer, 89, of Honolulu, an Alemite Co. president and founder of Telecheck Inc., died Tuesday. He was born in Pittsburgh. He is survived by sons Ronald and Jeffery, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Donations suggested to the Salvation Army of Honolulu.

Harvey H.W. Chun, 59, of Honolulu, a computer programmer, died Sept. 5 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley H., mother Clara Y.N. and Winona "Winnie" Tanaka. Private services.

James Wilmer Clegg, 77, of Kailua, an U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War and a retired supply management chief CAMO-PAC 8th Army headquarters in Fort Shafter, died Monday in Kailua. He was born in Nabb, Ind. He is survived by wife Barbara; sons James G., Thomas, Gary L., Timothy and Jeffrey; eight grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Sylvia M. Drazen, 88, of Honolulu, died Monday in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Belmar, N.J. She is survived by husband Leonard, son George H., sister Adele Becker, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Committal services: 8:30 a.m. today at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

JoAnn Kapulei Emmsley, 51, of Kahului, died Sept. 8 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She is survived by sisters Theresa Solomon and Josephine Naweli. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Leland Thomas Gray Jr., 80, of Waianae, an administrator for the University of Hawaii Geo-Physical Department and a retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander, died Aug. 1 in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in North Carolina. He is survived by sons Glen and Leland T. III, daughter Carol and brother Carroll. Services: noon Saturday at the Iroquois Lagoon Yacht Club, 5990 Gannet Ave., Ewa Beach.

David Kauka Kanana, 40, of Honolulu, died Aug. 22. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Eddie Makoto Kitamura, 84, of Honolulu, a retired city plumbing inspector, died Sunday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sarah M.; son Wesley; daughters Geraldine Muscarella, Carol Hara and Shirley Pereira; brother Norman; sisters Alice Wakaki, Grace Shimabukuro and Kay Shobu; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Harry Mitsugi Kumura, 88, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Monday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Harriet Y.; son Eugene M.; daughter Merle S. Miyamoto; brothers Francis, Robert and James; and sisters Hilda Rodrigues, Jane Teruya and Elsie Fujita. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Joan Blacker Langley, 76, of Phoenix, a principal for Casual Aire of Hawaii, died Tuesday. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Norton, son Larry, daughters Jodi Diaz and Nanci Selander, and four grandchildren. Services to be held in Arizona. Donations suggested to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014; or the Arizona Kidney Foundation, 4203 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018.

Ernest Siu Bun Lau, 38, of Honolulu, died Sept. 10. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by wife Manida Xongmixay-Lau, son Michael K.Y., parents Kwok F. and Yeuk F., and sister Jamie. Chinese Buddhist services: 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary.

Axion-Edward Kaleo'okalani Maria and Aizayah-Edwin Keala'okalani Maria, infant twins of parents Edward and Tennille, of Waianae, died Friday. They were born in Honolulu. They are also survived by brother Jonah Baltazar-Shimabukuro; sisters Ariel, Auzia and Adyssey; grandparents Daniel and Georgette Kahao and Ronald and Mabel E. Maria; and great-grandparents Delphina Maria and Beatrice Kahao. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Nanakuli Door of Faith Mission. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire.

Tony J. "Kimo" Martin Jr., 39, of Honolulu, died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Tony J. Sr. and brothers Dean and Baron. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tomiichi Masaki, 103, of Honolulu, a retired brewery worker for Honolulu Sake Brewery and Ice Co., died Saturday in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Toshiko, son Walter, daughters Margaret Yokooji and Janet Kurihara, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Anthony James Muscarella, 61, of Lihue, a General Motors production supervisor, died Sunday at home. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Erika, sons Oliver and Phillip, daughters Jacqueline Lefever and Christina Enzinna, and eight grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

Yukio Nishimoto, 86, of Ninole, Hawaii, a retired groundskeeper for the County of Hawaii and former owner of Nishimoto Store, died Sunday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Sakae, sons Delbert and Dr. Robert, brothers George and Herbert, sister Eunice Foster, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert Masamichi Otake, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Fire Department captain, died Monday in Honolulu. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Barbara, sons Stephen and Gordon, daughter Amy Tomisato, brother Toshio and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

W. Yale Sneed, 71, of Haiku, Maui, an U.S. Navy lieutenant commander naval aviator, died last Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Preston, Cuba. He is survived by wife Anna, daughters Marsha Power and Margaret Sneed, caregiver Charles-Yale Tang, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

Takiko "Dot" Usagawa, 85, of Hilo, a retired administrative assistant for the former First Trust Co. Ltd. and the Bishop Trust Co. Ltd. in Hilo, died Sept. 11 at home. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Jutaro, son Robert, daughter Jean Takata, brother Zenzo Kanai, sisters Hanayo Shiota and Mitsuyo Yoshida and grandchild. Private services. No flowers or money contributions.

Mitsuo "Honey" Waga-tsuma, 82, of Hilo, a retired electrician supervisor for the former Tanaka Electric, died last Thursday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Olaa. He is survived by wife Miyeko, daughters Linda Iwata and Jan Honda, sister Tsuneko Watanabe and four grandchildren. Private services.

Ronald Eugene Walker, 56, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a podiatrist in Waikoloa, died Saturday in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Vancouver, Wash. He is survived by wife Mary Ann, sons Daniel and Scott, daughter Kimberly Orahood, brother Gerald, sisters Betty Allison and Patricia Klonoski, mother Nola and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Kohala County Cemetery. Inurnment follows. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Kiyoichi Yamaguchi, 86, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired K. Yamaguchi Store owner, died Monday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Pahoa. He is survived by wife Toshiko; son Clifford; brother Takeo; and sisters Ayako Matsukado and Asako and Hanako Fukuki, Rose Nishimura and Ruth Kaneda. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire.

Stanley Masaru Yoshimoto, 84, of Ewa Beach, a Stanley's Auto Repair owner, died Aug. 18 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Rodney and Calvin, daughter Joanne Lief, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.



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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