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Obituaries
Friday, September 20, 2002


Carol W.U. Au, 38, of Honolulu, died Sept. 12 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Richard and Pauline, brother Russell, sister Patricia Kim and grandparent Alma. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Happy M. Nuhi Auna, 88, of Kahana Bay, a retired starter and office clerk for Ala Wai Golf Course, died last Friday. Services: 11 a.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula 2nd Ward, makai chapel, 53-958 Kamehameha Highway. Call after 9 a.m. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Wednesday.

Clarence "Larry" Bento, 69, of Mililani, an employee of Rons Construction Corp. and former owner of Wahiawa Paving and Grading Co. and Kipapa Garden Shop, died last Friday. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Jane, son William, daughter Cheryl Ann Hughart, brothers Robert and Ronald, sister Priscilla Motes and three grandchildren. Wake services: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Melvyn Anthony Chock, 63, of Honolulu, a retired Sears Roebuck and Co. sales representative and Hawaii Air National Guard staff sergeant, died Sept. 12. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bryson M. and sister Beverly A. Enos. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary, east chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nenette Lorraine Curbow, 70, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died Aug. 25. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Elizabeth and sister June Bernard. Private services.

Noboru Kyodo Fujitani, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. store supervisor, died Sept. 12 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by wife Sumiko; sons Dean and Rick; brothers Tom and George; sisters Ruby Kawasaki, Judy Komatsu and Diana Sato; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Sue Sueko Gosney, 80, of Honolulu, died Sept. 4. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Glenn, daughter Peggy, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Franklin Tin Sun Paul Hee, 76, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel, died Monday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet; son Gregory; daughters Patricia Alama, Roberta Hee and Veronica Hee-Garcia; brother Joseph; sister Julia Lee; and four grandsons. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire.

Arthur M. Herbst, 94, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a retired interior designer, died Aug. 31 in the Life Care Center of Kona. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by son John, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held tomorrow aboard the boat "The Terminator," which will depart from Kailua pier at 5:30 p.m. for the scattering of ashes at sea. Call after 5:15 p.m. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

Beatrice N. Cockett Kahanu, 83, of Kuau, Maui, a retired administrative assistant for the federal government, died Tuesday at home. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by husband George Hawae Sr.; sons Ernest Dias, Gerald M. Gomes and George Jr.; daughters Antoinette L. Lee, Valerie N. Crabbe, Ellen K. Raiser and Kehaulani K. Nakamoto; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Memorial services: 2 p.m. next Sunday at Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama campus, Bishop Memorial Chapel. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. Lei welcome.

Takaji Kamemoto, 99, of Honolulu, co-owner of N. Abe & Co., died Saturday in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Yamaguchi, Japan. He is survived by sons Fred, Richard and Russell; daughters Lillian Takata, Mildred Oyer and Judy Honda; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gilbert Nobuichi Kaneshiro, 66, of Honolulu, an Aloha Taxi Co. dispatcher, died Sept. 6 in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Herbert and sister Joyce Watanabe. Private services.

Gabriel "Gabe" Pomaikalani Kukonu, 63, of Waipahu, died Sept. 12. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Darlene Ferguson; sons Gabriel "Sonny" and Darryl; stepson Patrick Escorzon; stepdaughters Patricia Ann Francioli and Pauline Escorzon; brothers Rodney, Lawrence and Danny; sisters Laura Vierra and Jerold Kukonu-Arcangel; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Wake services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Joseph Kwock Chong Look, 74, of Aiea, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. employee, died Monday at home. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Merle "Pua"; son Ivan; daughters Karen Gabbert, Wendy Kahalepuna and Allison Lopes; and nine grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Private inurnment.

Muriel Mililani Maxwell, 68, of Houston, died Monday in Houston. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Rem Ha'Ahed Maxwell; daughters April M. Kalamau, Lurline K. Ramos, Joann M. Shimoda and Muriel V. and Shaheen N.; sons Manuel K. Maldonado and James K. Apo; stepdaughters Dianne P. Hawhee and Jennifer E. Clark; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Jeremiah Ho'opomaikaiikekeiki Napihaa-Alcantra, infant son of Michael Napihaa and Marie Alcantra of Waianae, died Sept. 6 in Waianae. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Door of Faith Church, 89-142 Haleakala Ave. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Nanakuli Hawaii State Homestead Cemetery. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Wednesday.

Kenji Nishiie, 84, of Kapolei, a retired Global Associates logistician, died Sunday at home. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Yoon Soon; sons Edward and Duane; brothers Monte, Masa and Edward; sisters Chizue Kimura and Akiko Nishiie; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Curtis Chosaburo Ogimi, 67, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor and electronic engineer for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Sept. 11 at home. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by son James; daughters Stacy and Tammy; brother Chotaro; and sisters Vivian Ige, Diane Ogimi, Loretta Arakaki, Patsy Solomon, Matsue Bergen and Rose Hirahara. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert W. Phelps, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired sales manager, died Saturday in Pohai Nani. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by sons Tom and Paul, daughter Jan Cook, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Michael Allen Scott, 40, of Pearl City, a welder for the federal government, died Tuesday in Pearl City. He was born in Shreveport, La. He is survived by wife Pamela, stepdaughter Aileah Olanolan; parents Kenneth and Nancy Scott; and brothers Jeffrey, Tommy and Randy. Services: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Abraham Shon, 83, of Kailua-Kona, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard general contractor for import-export, died Aug. 1 in Bangkok, Thailand. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bessie Min, daughter Nadine and son David. Services: 6 p.m. next Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Private graveside services. Aloha attire.

Nerio Gamayo Tesoro, 49, of Los Angeles, a lead ticket sales agent for Philippine Airlines, died Aug. 28. He was born in Marcos, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Nenita; son George; daughter Julie Ann; brothers Constante and Valerio Pudiquet and Silvino Jr.; and sisters Fe Tesoro, Natalia Casibang, Leticia Gaoing, Estrella Cabasag, Pureza Tesoro and Grace Galiza. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:45 a.m Monday at Resurrection of the Lord Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Sakae Tsuda, 101, of Honolulu, died Aug. 28. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. She is survived by sons Seichi Hoashi and Albert, daughter Dorothy Inouye, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private services.

Tsuruyo Tsutsui, 95, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired sugarcane planter, died last Friday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Douglas, brother Susumu Ohira, sister Masue Yamada, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Patrick Allen Wegesend, 53, of Honolulu, a retired Aston Hotels reservations instructor, died Monday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Ramona; brothers Marshall Caban, William Sr., Gordon, Warren Sr. and Michael; and sisters Sharleen Cruz-Perez and Linda Manu. Private services.

Dorothy Pearl Munch Wittig, 85, of Glenwood, Hawaii, an antique dealer for Tinny Fisher's Antique Shop, died Monday at home. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Charles, daughters Catherine Henry and Miki Lee, sons Raymond Beatty and Eric, six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. No 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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