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Obituaries
Sunday, November 17, 2002


Allen Ohialau Ahn, 63, of Hilo, a retired M. Sonomura Contracting heavy equipment operator, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Joyce I., daughters Mohala Simpson and Wendylee Nalimu, sisters Frances Torngren and Francelia De Sa and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Haili Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Clayton Samuel Burke Sr., 63, of Hauula died Tuesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Clayton Jr., Chanson, Dominic Kaanaana, and Tevete Sauni; daughters Pua'ala Silva, Francine Fernandez, Jorie Patalinghog and Shariee; hanai son Erickson Fely; hanai daughters Julene Kawaauhau and Drena Kaanaana; brother Lambert; sisters Rowena Tarpley and Parmalee Villanida; 33 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula Mauka Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Rosalina Ramones Butac, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Consolidated Services Inc. janitress, died Nov. 6 in Nuuanu Hale Nursing Home. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Glory Rivera, Clemencia Tumamao and Esmeralda Remular; sister Jovita Palado; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and after 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Thomas King Cho, 87, of Waianae, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard painter and a retired Honolulu Painting Co. employee, died Nov. 9. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Mary, daughters Barbara Kaaa and Sylvia Rios, sister Mae Vause, 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Herbert Arthur Down, 72, of Honolulu, a retired JC Penny Purchasing Corp. president in Osaka, died Tuesday. He was born in Kobe, Japan. He is survived by wife Kayoko, mother Mary and brother Kenneth. Private services.

Andrew Sabado Estacion, 94, of Honolulu, a retired equipment operator in the construction industry, died Nov. 2 in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Edward Pascua, Robert A., Melvin L. and Andrew C.; daughters Elaine D. Morrison and Syvia Pabalan; stepdaughters Patricia Xifo and Virginia Kojima; brother Eduardo S.; 24 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Helen Iwae Fallau, 83, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Herbert Sweeney, daughter Barbara Kela, stepdaughter Yvonne McCulloch, brother Albert M. Sato, one grandchild and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Puhi Bay in Keaukaha. Casual attire.

Shizuno Ghesquier, 82, of Aiea, a homemaker, died Nov. 4 in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Karafuto, Japan. She is survived by son and caregiver Ernest S. Tonaki and two grandchildren. Private services.

Wallace Ralph Gilroy, 91, of Makena, Maui, a Harbor Pallet Co. businessman, died Nov. 9 at home. He was born in Grafton, N.D. He is survived by son Ross, daughter Lynne, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Donald Shoji Hino, 64, of Honolulu, a retired Happy Town Co. stock clerk, died Oct. 18 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Stanley and sisters Violet Takahashi and Mary Ann Berry. Private services.

Ralph Takeshi Kanemori, 91, of Hilo, a retired proprietor and photographer for the former Modern Camera Center, died last Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Volcano, Hawaii. He is survived by son Dennis, daughter Vivian Andres, brother Edward, sister Yoshiko Kadota and three grandchildren. Private services.

Layton Kepa Michael Knappenberger, 29, of Kailua, an electrician and welder, died Tuesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Leroy and Carol, brothers Lloyd and Leleo, fiancee Melanie Kaina and grandparent Mildred Souza. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Aloha attire.

Chung Fong Ning, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Punjab Vegetable Ghee Mill chemical engineer in Lahore, Pakistan, and the University of Rochester, died Nov. 6 in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Fuzhou, China. He is survived by sons Robert and Samuel, daughters Pauline Ning-Brody and Cynthia and five grandchildren. Private services.

Mary Michiko Race, 78, of Honolulu, a retired artist, died Monday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Louis B. Jr.; sons Kevin, Kurt, Mark and Jon Tachibana; sister Joyce Najita and five grandchildren. Private services.

Richard "KH6JEB" I. Senones, 75, of Mililani, a H.A.M. operator and U.S. Army and Comsat retiree, died Nov. 9. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Hiroko; sons Thomas, Richard and David; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Manuel Rodrigues Texeira Jr., 77, of Aiea, a retired Oahu Plumbing and Sheet Metal employee, died Monday in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Lola Mae; son Manuel R. III; daughters Mandy, Manette Kokubun and Manice Zike; brothers John and William; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Aiea. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers.

Alice Thompson, 77, of Kihei, Maui, a homemaker, died last Sunday at home. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. She is survived by sons Frank, Arvid and Robert Kovacic; daughter Puanani Warnke; brothers John, Martin and Robert Rego; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

August "Sonny" Wilson, 87, of Kailua, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shipfitter, died Monday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Annie, son Daryl, daughters Shirlene Estacion and Michele Lorenz, sister Lydia Mahar, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual and aloha attire.

John Michael Zilka, 52, of Hilo, a landscaper, died Nov. 1 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Wheeling, W.Va. He is survived by daughters Mistyanna and Patricia R., brother Joseph and sisters JoAnne Pittman and Rose M. Services to be held at a later date.



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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