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Obituaries
Tuesday, December 10, 2002


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Faye Kapikookalani "Meyer" Addison, 32, of Honolulu, an accountant, died Friday in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Bryan K.; sons Joseph J. Bryant and Tyler S.K. and Bryan K. Addison Jr.; daughter Taylor F.; parents Paul and Lucille Meyer; brothers Stephen and Greg Meyer; and grandparents Lucille K. Tallett and Alexander F. Meyer. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Kamehameha Schools chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date at the Meyer family cemetery on Molokai. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Andres "Daris" Lahip Aguilar, 89, of Waipahu, a retired Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange custodian, died Nov. 7. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughter Flordeliza, brothers Domingo and Mauro, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mary Opunui Aipia, 78, of Kaaawa, died Dec. 2 in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by husband Charles; sons Charles Jr., William, Keli'i and Kalani; daughters Patricia-Leilani and Barbara-Leina'ala Aipia and Marion Haili; sisters Lily Galdeira, Darling Lederer and Joann Mersberg; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Petra Ortega Bisarra, 85, of Kekaha, Kauai, a homemaker, died Thursday in Kauai Care Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Filamor Sr., brothers Alfredo and Nicolas Ortega, stepsons Elmer F. and Filamor Jr., stepdaughter Valerie Murata, four step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Kekaha. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire.

Thomas Elijah Cummings Jr., 63, of Honolulu, died Dec. 2 at home. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Theresa L.; sons Thomas III, Glenn, Michael, Kaleo, Jonah, Kamuela, Kaeo and Kawika; daughters Iwalani Pestana, Pikake Akiu-Eaton, Kela Kaniaupio, Leimomi Thompson and Ilima, Alohalani and Echo Cummings; sister Emma Alana; and 19 grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Huliawa Beach Park.

James Emoto, 73, of Lihue, a Gas Co. operational supervisor, died Saturday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Ruth, sons Clesson and Myron, daughter Valerie Fernandez and sisters Nancy Nishimoto and Frances Ono. Services: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Lihue Baptist Church. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Benita Kim Evangelista, 68, of Vacaville, Calif., a hospitality industry employee, died Thursday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jonathan, Stephen and Michael Liu and Arnold Evangelista; daughter Clarice Cunningham; sister Florence Dabis; brothers Melvin, Franklin and Jerry Farinas; and seven grandchildren. Niche-side services: 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Robert Torao Harada, 99, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed general contractor, died Nov. 27 at home. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Gladys S.; son Eugene M.; daughters Edean A. Iwanaga, Suzanne E. Kim and Gaye K. Dunphy; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Rex Sueo Horita, 60, of Kunia, a retired state Public Safety Division deputy sheriff and a retired U.S. Navy veteran, died Saturday. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Fumi; daughters Kay Horita-Siobal, Barbara Horita-Johansen and Joanne and Susan Horita; parents Rex and Hideko; brothers Raymond and Duke; and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. No flowers.

Louise Elizabeth Keali'i Kalepa O Kololou O Nalani Ali'i O Kamehameha Kamanuwai Kaneakua, 92, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons James K., Henry K. and William; daughters Pauline L. Wise, Elma L. Kaneakua and Eloise U. Oclit; 26 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at Kapaa First Hawaiian Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Aloha attire.

Perfecto "Kulas" Gombio Leabata, 97, of Waipahu, died Nov. 12. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by nieces Genoveva Lizada, Norma Ulep and Lani Gombio; and nephews Bartolome Ronquillo and Arthur and Paulito Gombio Jr. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Cresencia Esprecion Marzan, 78, of Kaneohe, died Nov. 28. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Eddie, Ricky and Jaime; daughter Carlina Inouye; brothers Roberto, Rudy, Tino, Nick and Joseph; sisters Linda Helpz and Carol Palafox; seven grandchildren; and a step-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

George Yoshimi Morikawa, 71, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Regent Hotel front services superintendent, died Nov. 20 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rena, son Jon, daughters Lori-Ann Kaahaaina and Jaye Morikawa-Maher, sisters Margaret Nishimura and Sally Takemura, brother Francis and seven grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. off Hawaii Kai. Aloha attire.

Edward Masao Nakamoto, 91, of Paia, Maui, a retired Maui Electric Co. maintenance electrician, died last Tuesday at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Doris; sons James and Gerald Nakamoto and David Hongo; daughters Harriett Kitazawa and Luella Nishimoto; brother Susumu Nakamoto; sister Doris Shono; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Call after 10 a.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Grace Chieko Ogawa, 91, of Ewa Beach, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village pantry employee, died Dec. 1. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Gary and Stanley Toguchi; daughters Violet Tomishima, Leinohea Mahelona, June Toguchi-Tassil and Velma Yokoyama; 26 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Frances Mary Pinkley, 89, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired checker and packager for Ralph's Grocery in Los Angeles, died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in England. She is survived by son Robert Gaffney. Private services.

William Albert Puaala, 73, of Paia, Maui, a landscaper for Coconut Island, died Friday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Muriel K.; sons Albert and Michael; daughters Mabelle Maus, Rogerlynn Manning, Alberta Jones and Danisa and Loriann Puaala; brother Francis; sisters Violet Ah Sing, Shirley Smith, Clarabelle Sasan, Phyllis Oritz and Hazel La Croix; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Maluhia Church in Waihee. Call after 4:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes: seaside fronting church.

Miriam Chiyoko Jitchaku Rodero, 68, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, a retired Debbie Chopchoppers hairstylist, died Sunday at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Albert "Benny"; son Guy; daughters Alicia Yogi, Cathy Hall and Pamela Holton; brothers Royden M. and Melvin Jitchaku; sister Momi C. Nakasone; and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Haili Congregational Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Yoshiko Seki, 90, of Honolulu, a retired hotel reservation agent, died Nov. 9 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in London. She is survived by sons Frank and David Seki, and six grandchildren. No services.

Helen Lausterer "Aka" Hannah Soares, 68, of Haleiwa, died Nov. 30 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert Lausterer Sr.; sons Todd Nicely and Sidney and Robert Lausterer Jr.; daughters Darlene Pololu, Terry Nicely and Moana McCormick; brother George Soares; sister Thelma Liu; 25 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Liliuokalani Protestant Church. Call after 1:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Sylvia Sumako Yawata, 83, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired Ilikai Hotel banquet waitress and a Hilton Hawaiian Village employee, died Friday in Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by husband Kameichi "Richard"; son Ralph; daughter Kathleen Tanji; brothers Kunichi, Shigeji, Mitsuru, Kazuso, Asao "Melvin" and Yoshio "Ronald" Kunishige; sisters Kinu "Mildred" Murai, Eileen S. Shiroma, Janice H. Chun, Karen I. Kim and Helen H. Mimura; and five grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Burial to follow at the cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mark Stewart Yorita, also known as Mark Stewart Minoru Yorita, 53, of Honolulu, a Safety System of Hawaii truck driver, died Nov. 17 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father George M., mother Mildred S. Davis and brother Brian K. 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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