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Obituaries
Wednesday, November 20, 2002


William K. "Kulanakila" Burgess Jr., 64, of Lawton, Okla., formerly of Hawaii, a retired U.S. Army and Vietnam War veteran, died Friday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Winifred; daughter Willene Middleton; sisters Louise A. Terry, Brenda Burgess and Carolyn Pawai; and four grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Sympathy cards may be sent to the family online at www.beckerfuneral.com.

Joseph K. Delaries, 46, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a University of Hawaii Research Corp. botanical assistant, died last Wednesday at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Roxanne, sons Kyle and Casey, mother Helen Kalele-Brumaghim, father Joseph and brothers Jerry Delaries and Jeffrey Brumaghim. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Mile Marker 89, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Leslie S. Doran, 53, of Kihei, Maui, a Ceramic Tile Plus employee, died Saturday at home. She was born in North Adams, Mass. She is survived by husband James R. Jr., son Kurt, daughter Shannyn, mother Dorothy R. Horrocks and stepfather Chuck Horrocks. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m.

Patrick "Doc" Gomes, 38, of Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, died Nov. 4. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sherry, son Michael, daughter Keilani and sister Betty. Services to be held at a later date. For more information call (340) 719-8937 or e-mail Harleymama5150@aol.com.

Herbert Irving Gottschalk, 75, of Lahaina, a real estate employee, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Alberdeen, Wash. He is survived by wife Reinee K., son Mark, daughter Michele Peterson and three grandchildren. Graveside services: noon today at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society or the Jewish Congregation of Maui.

Betsy M. Imaizumi, 73, of Hilo, died last Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Malva Ideue and Ada Kubo, brothers Hitoshi and Tamotsu Iwanaga, sisters Alice Lau and Irene Okumura, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Ralph Chiyoji Ishibashi, 76, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Transportation maintenance employee, died Nov. 1 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beatrice, son Vance, daughter Yolisa Ishibashi, brother Kazuo Lawrence, sister Ellen Nakao and a grandchild. Services: noon Sunday Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ulrich "Sonny" Kamahele, 79, of Makuu, Hawaii, a self-employed produce farmer, died Nov. 6 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Jerry, sister Theresa Marzo, guardian and caregiver Puanani Mukai and hanai brother Frank. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Yoshio "Yoshi" Kanehira, 88, of Pearl City, a retired Times Super Market employee, died Nov. 9. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sadae; sons Chester and Norman, daughter Lillian Toma; brothers Tamotsu, Sueo, Clifford and James; and four grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Raul Shane Tesoro Kawamoto, 23, of Honolulu died Nov. 10 in Queen's Medical Center. He is also survived by son Mikah R. Anguay. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Church, 712 N. School St. Call after 8 a.m. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Monday.

Richard Toshiharu Kiyota, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village maintenance worker, died Nov. 8. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ikuko Kiyota; son Galen; daughter Sharon; brother James; sisters Lillian Misue, Masae and Yukie; and five grandchildren. Private services.

John Roland MacDonald, 70, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Coast Guard commander, died Nov. 9 at home. He was born in Badaxe, Mich. He is survived by sons Scott and William "Bill," daughters Susan Greene and LauraJon Cornel and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Albert Forbes MacKenzie Sr., 73, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired Ralston Purina plant manager, died Nov. 12 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Albert F. Jr. and Gerald, daughters Alberta McCutchen-Park and Rebecca Baker, brother Robert, sisters Kathy Black and Ann MacKenzie and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Haili Church in Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Gabriel Isaiah John Fiti Maile, infant son of Liutau and Summer Maile, died Nov. 12. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by sister Tyler and grandparents Stacy Zembik, Michael III and Pam Zembik, and Charleen Teixeira-Maile. Services: noon Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Lolita "Toto" Eli McCandless, 57, of Wahiawa died Oct. 31. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenneth; sons Anthony and Robert; hanai daughter Jovie Domingo; sisters Leonetta E. Viloria and Elizabeth Holbron; brothers Harvey, John and Walter Eli; and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Stuart James Murakami, 33, of Kaneohe, a Riteway Builders Inc. president, died Nov. 12. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Paula Nishida-Murakami, mother Luella, brother Clinton and sister Sunday Castillo. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Mary Nahale, 71, of Kahaluu Mauka, Hawaii, a retired Kona Inn Hotel waitress, died Nov. 8 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Joseph L. Sr.; sons Rodney and Raymond Shim; daughters Carol Ann "Moi" Nakamura; father Romaldo Rivera; brothers Richard and Joseph Rivera; sisters Joana Barrozo, Thelma Watai, Phyllis Rivera, Anna Kauth and Barbara Carvalho; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Holualoa Imin. Casual attire.

Kimie Nakazawa, 85, of Kilauea, Kauai, a homemaker, died last Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by sons Edward, John, Ronald and Harold; daughters Betsy Tanaka and Grace and Nancy Nakazawa; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Private services.

Nancy Sue Nicassio, 69, of Kalaoa, Hawaii, a retired grocery clerk, died Thursday at home. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by daughter Laura Lamm, son Erich Lamm, and sisters Virginia Gillooly and Dorene Gallo. Private services.

Florence Frances O'Brien, 78, of Honolulu, formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Nov. 14 in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Brooklyn. She is survived by sons William F., Michael P. and Joseph; daughter Kathleen F.; and sister Margaret Rossi. Services to be held in Brooklyn.

Francisco G. Orine Sr., 92, of Missouri, a minister for Wailuku Full Gospel Lighthouse in Paukukalo, Maui, died Nov. 7 in St. Louis. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Vivian K., sons Francisco Jr. and Wilfred, daughter Adeline, hanai daughter Erminia Ancheta, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Kahului Full Gospel Temple on Papa Avenue. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the temple. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park.

John A. Rodrigues Sr., 92, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard rigger helper, died Friday in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is survived by daughter Pauline "Emily" Lopez, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Raymond Kapono "Pono" Shim, 19, of Kona, Hawaii, former Queen's Construction employee, died Nov. 9 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kona. He is survived by companion Ashley Pacheco; father Raymond "Heine"; mother Francine "Ulu" Kelekolio; stepbrothers Guy and Gabriel Kelekolio and Ryan Stevens; sisters Raynell K. and Raylene K.; stepsister Ku'ulei Kelekolio and Ashley Stevens; and grandfather Joseph Nahale Sr. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Holualoa Imin Center. Casual attire.

Stuart Masao Silva, 46, of Wailuku died Thursday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Stuart Jr.; mother Asako; brother George; and sisters Phyllis Ross, Linda Higashi, Sharon Rivera and Shril C. Silva. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary.

Albert "Alapaki" Kaleianuenue Sing, 82, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired lobbyist with the state Legislature, died Friday in Life Care Center of Kona. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jonathan K.; stepson Nicholas Perry; daughter Mary K. Garcia; stepdaughter Lydia Harrison; brother Frances K.; sisters Shirley Yong, Melvia Ching and Emmeline Lee; five grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Mary Garcia, 1917 Lusitana St., Honolulu 96813.

Carolyn "Moki" Mokihana Hirashima Souza, 41, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died last Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by husband Harold Souza; sons Conrad and Matthew; daughters Melissa and Julia-Ann; mother Blossom Poepoe; sisters Donna Pascua and Lynn Hirashima; brothers Burl, Steven and Keith Hirashima; and half brother Calvin Francisco. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Church of God. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Audrey L. Sue, 75, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Department of Agriculture executive secretary, died Nov. 8 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Duke H.F., son Dalton, daughters Darcel Gilbert and Sherrie Golden, brothers Harry K.P. and Herbert K.N. Luke, sister Mildred L. Chun and four grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Alban's Chapel in Iolani School. Call after 2:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Private committal services to be held at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Vicente M. Tablizo, 61, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a tractor mower operator for the County of Kauai Wailua Golf Course, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Angelina E. Ramos-Tablizo; sons Julius E. Ramos and Noel C., Edmund, Rolando, Arnold, Ronald, Roel, Vicente Jr. and Francis Tablizo; daughters Ana L. Pineda and Chona Tablizo; brothers Onofre and Alfonso; sisters Veronica Sarmiento and Justiniana Alvaro; stepson Christopher E. Ramos; stepdaughter Jennifer E. Ramos; and 10 grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Faleitu Timoteo, 65, of Honolulu died Nov. 6 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Emelia; sons Saitalolo, Tanielu, Mika, Fale and Itagia; daughters Temukisa, Matalima, Tavai, Vaivasa and Elisapeta; brothers Tiatia Opa, Itagia Lau and Ioane and Ioapo Timoteo; sisters Temukisa Atafua, Elisapeta Lava, Naomi Matagi, Foloi Timoteo, Ruta Pailate, Emma Kenny, Epi Carhart, Aliki Iosia and Faafetai Fualau; and 20 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Mamerto Corpuz Tolentino, Sr., 77, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died Saturday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Laurencia; sons Cardenio, Dominador, Narciso, Mamerto Jr., Danilo and Juanito; daughters Lydia Bernardo, Rosenida Tumamao, Virginia Bernardo, Remi Inouve, Linda Bernardo and Francesca Taylor; brother Tederico; 34 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Felipe Torres, 90, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired coffee farmer, died Saturday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Henry and Edward; stepsons Robert and Jerry Matias; daughters Helen Gulpan, Margaret Plummer and Mildred David; stepdaughters Adna Shimono, Jeanette Aipia and Sandra Riveira; brothers Augustine Torres and Joseph Silva; sisters Adela and Dominga Carvalho; 36 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Kona Gospel Church. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mitsugi "Hana" Umehira, 84, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. journeyman mechanic, died Friday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Anna A., sons Howard and Roy, daughters Eileen Umehira and Suzie Uyeda, brother Morris, sisters Hazel Tasaka and Patsy Momota and six grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission.

Victorino Samoy Villanueva Sr., 95, of Waimea, Kauai, a retired barber, died Monday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Caridad, son Victorino Jr.; daughter Valerie; brothers Benedicto, Eleuterio and Ricardo Villanueva and Panteleon Quitola; and sisters Sebastiana Villanueva and Roberta Samoy. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 2 p.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after noon. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jiro Yamaguchi, 78, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired Parker Ranch cowboy, died Saturday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Asako; sons Mack and Mark; daughters Judy Hannah and Debra Maikui; hanai daughter Deedee K. Bertelmann; brothers Ichiro, Saburo and Shiro; sisters Amy Sunahara, Matsuko Nakasu, Pansy Miyamoto and Alma Murobayashi; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.



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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