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Obituaries
Saturday, October 5, 2002


Georgina Gonzalez Cambra, 57, of Honolulu, a Uniforms Hawaii accountant, died Sept. 27. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Anthony "Tony" Jr.; sons Anthony III and Joshua; hanai son Christopher; brother Antonio "Tony" Gonzalez Jr.; and sisters Esther Christian, Muriel and Dolores Gonzalez and Isabelle Woods. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Hok Wan Chow, 55, of Honolulu, a seamstress, died Sunday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by husband Kam Wing, daughter Jenny and sisters Sit Ying and Suen Ying Leong. Taoist services: 8:45-11:15 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:45 a.m. Burial to follow at noon at Valley of the Temples.

Theodore Damian Hussey, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Labor inspector, died Thursday at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Dorcas "Teddi," son Herbert, daughters Alexis Sheldon and Lennie Hussey, and five grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Private burial.

Kamato Iha, 99, of Koloa, Kauai, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by sons Kiyoshi and David; daughters Betty Uejo, Sumiko Kondo and May Lupton; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Koloa Missionary Church. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Clarence K. Kaleponi, 45, of Kaneohe, died Wednesday in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Heather; son Sean "Ikaika"; former wife Colynn; brothers William, Michael and Anthony; sisters Jonne, Geri and Honey Girl; hanai brother Ben; hanai sisters Tammy and Brandy; and one grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Choun Liao, 79, of Honolulu, died Wednesday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Taiwan. She is survived by son Ching-Hui Liao; daughters Fu-Mei, Chin and Beitzu; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Buddhist services: 7-10:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 7 a.m. Cremation to follow.

William Yukio Matsuoka, 73, of Honolulu, owner of Pumehana Barber Shop in Honolulu, died Sept. 26 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son Glenn, daughters Gayle Matsuoka and Shirley Magarifuji, sister Mae Fukunaga, brother Paul and three grandchildren. Private services.

Elizabeth "Sheri" McCall, 87, of Kula, Maui, a retired Kula Hospital director of nursing and member of the Army Nursing Corps during World War II, died Wednesday in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Clifford "Mac," sons Thomas and Patrick, and three grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Ghost Church in Kula, Maui. Private burial services to follow at St. James Church in Ulupalakua. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations are suggested to charity.

Helen Elizabeth Meredith, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Arcadia Retirement Residence

administrator and former Fernhurst YWCA Residence director, died Sept. 20 in Arcadia Retirement Residence in St. Louis. She was born in St. Louis. No survivors. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Central Union Church, Atherton Chapel. No flowers. Donations suggested to Rewick Scholarship Fund, c/o Women's League, Central Union Church.

Florence Asako Murakami, 94, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed dressmaker, died last Saturday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Mae Hiranaka, Jane Murakami and Carol Fujita;

sister Bessie Kurihara; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Private services.

Juan Collado Pavo, 80, of Honolulu, a retired National Memorial Park of the Pacific truck driver, died Sept. 20 in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Shawn, Yiannis and Keoni; daughter Wondalyn Smith; brothers Tranquiliano and Alec; sisters Anacita Ariola, Iris Cora Cantiberos; and nine grandchildren. Private services.

Marie Josephine Kalilikane Kauka Solomon, 83, of Halaula, Kohala, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Kea Beach Hotel housekeeper and the Department of Education kupuna of Kohala Elementary School, died Wednesday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Makapala, Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Charles Wakita, daughter Patricia Ann, sister Patricia Chang, 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. A memorial gathering will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Keokea Beach Park in Kohala. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Jitsuo Tsuha, 90, of Hilo, a retired caretaker for the city Department of Parks & Recreation, died Sept. 27 in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Waialua, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Paul and Alfred; daughters Yvonne Okimoto, Aileen Matsuura and Violet Ishikawa; brother Kenjitsu; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Cornelio Morales Valdez, 80, of Waipahu, a retired employee of Ralph Inouye Construction Co., died Sept. 23. He was born in Pugaro, Manaoag, Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Eufemia, son Edward, daughters Warlita Andres and Rose Mary Atiburcio, brother Leoncio Sr. and one grandchild. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the same chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Walter Iwao Wataoka, 66,

of Honolulu, died Sept. 17 in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. No survivors. Private inurnment held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Lorenzo Ceferino Wong, 65, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor of the Gala Shoe Store, died Wednesday. He was born in Lima, Peru. He is survived by wife Hou LIng; sons Miguel, Hector, Jorge and William; daughter Gladys Lin; brother Juan; sisters Angela Kcomt, Espe-ranza Alvites and Rosa Chang; and two grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1701 Wilder Ave. Call after 8:45 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Deaths Elsewhere

W.W. "Foots" Clements, who drove a delivery truck for Dr Pepper while in college and eventually became chairman of the soft-drink company, died Thursday in Texas from complications of dementia. He was 88.

Clements became president and chief operating officer

in 1969 and chairman of the board in 1974. He was chairman until 1986 and a director until 1995.

Tex Grimsely, three-time Louisiana state fiddling champion, died Wednesday. He was 85.

Grimsley - whose first name was Marcel - was recognized as the Louisiana State Fiddling Champion in 1977, 1980 and 1982, and was also inducted into the Hall of Master Folk Artists at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.

In 1949, Grimsley co-wrote the tune "I'm Walking the Dog " with his brother Cliff Grimsley, a guitarist. The tune became a hit for country music great Webb Pierce.

Aileen Saunders Mellott, a co-founder of the Flying Samaritans charity who was one of the nation's top female aviators, died Sept. 25 in California of pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

In 1964 she was selected to join the San Diego Airport Commission. She also served as a board member of the San Diego Aerospace Museum.

John Weitz, a fashion designer who later became a novelist and historian, died Thursday. He was 79.

Weitz was among the first American fashion designers to enter licensing deals in the 1950s.

He broadened his career to write fiction and nonfiction books, including "Hitler's Diplomat: The Life and Times of Joachim von Ribbentrop," "Hitler's Banker." "Man in Charge," "Friends in High Places" and "The Value of Nothing."



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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