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Sunday, December 15, 2002


Actor Brad Dexter dies



Andrew Caserio, 85, of Aiea, a retired Aloha Airlines aircraft mechanic, died Tuesday in Ewa Beach. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by wife Sylvia, son Don, and brothers Ron and Ray DeMuri. Private services.

Grace Ah Sarm Choy, 77, of Honolulu, a former Matson Navigation Co. and city employee, died Dec. 3 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Charles K.W. and sister Helen C. Lau. Private services.

Gilbert Ah Mun Chun, 86, of Honolulu, a retired city Department of Parks and Recreation employee, died Nov. 17 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Robert and Francis, and sister Janet Chang. Private services.

Stephen Thomas Demello, 74, of Hilo, a retired Excelsior Dairy employee, died Thursday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sister-in-law Edna Demello. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Alice H. Foster, 92, of Kapoho, Hawaii, a homemaker, died Monday at home. She was born in Redwing, Minn. She is survived by sons Lloyd Alan and Laurance, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Activities Center.

Richard Joseph Gregory, 51, of Pukalani, Maui, an entertainer, died Dec. 3 in Lahaina. He was born in Texas. He is survived by wife Valerie; mother Nancy Brunette; father Joseph Jr.; sons John Stuart Hill and Isreal, Keanu and Kalani; daughters Lisa, Shaunna and Shaylisse; brother Dave; sisters Cindy and Tracy; and one grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Wake: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Yuri "Nancy" Oi Hashimoto, 92, of Honolulu, a housewife, died Nov. 28 in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Richard; daughters Betty H. Morimoto and Marilyn Kusaba; brothers Tsutomu, Oliver K. and Dr. Richard Oi; sister Tsutae Kogawa; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ralph Shoichi Hayashida, 75, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Electric Light Co. employee, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by sons Wilkie and Lloyd, daughters Naomi Nojima and Velma Johnson, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Hiroshi Ito, 76, of Wailuku, a mechanic for the Maui Land & Pineapple Co. canning department, died last Sunday at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Kyle and Blaine; daughters Joella Lopez, Katherine Tanaka and Rebecca; brothers Shoji Johnson and Isami; sisters Judy Idemoto, Shigemi "Evelyn" Tanitomi and Mary Nodurft; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Wake: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Lei welcome.

Helen R. "Lani" Kahale, 63, of Waimanalo died Monday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons David Deitschman and Francis, Michael, William and Scott; daughters Nina Deitschman and Sune, Antoinette and Malia; brother Joseph Keane; sisters Elizabeth Ayala and Nancy Kinoshita; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: 8 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Greenhaven Memorial Park in Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Sarah Louis, 82, of Honolulu died last Sunday in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Bryan; daughters Debbie Fujiyama, Donna, and Robin Pacolba; and five grandchildren. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church on Pali Highway. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Jose Monis Madio, 59, of Waipahu, a maintenance supervisor for McDonald's in Mililani, died Nov. 30. He was born in Bangar, La Union, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Leticia; son Armando; daughters Eugenia Roldan, Evelyn Cajimat and Charlene; and three grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

James Fujio Nagaishi, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Schuman Carriage salesman, died Nov. 20 in Hale Nani Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Fumio and sister Ruth Nakamoto. Private services.

Dorothy Akiko Nakagaki, 88, of Honolulu, founder and proprietor of COED Beauty Salon in Moiliili, died Nov. 27 at home. She was born in Lawai, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Karen Nakamura and Audrey Tanaka, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Helen Mae Nichols, 81, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker and former choir director for the Mokuaikaua Church, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Waterloo, Iowa. She is survived by husband Robert, sons David and Keith, hanai daughter Wanda Kekauoha, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mokuaikaua Church on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Mokuaikaua Church.

Charles James Nunes Sr., 74, of Lahaina, a retired Pioneer Mill. Co. journeyman welder and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Florinda Marie Cambra; sons Charles "Chuck" Jr., Ernest, Manuel Sr. and George; stepmother Evelyn; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Wake: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: noon Friday at Maui Veteran's Cemetery. Casual attire. Lei only.

Ronald Brian Ochmann, also known as "Ron," Ronnie" and "Coach," 48, of Kalaoa, Kona, Hawaii, a Hualalai Resorts special projects landscape manager and stone mason, died Thursday in the North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife May; sons Jonah B.M. and Noah G.K.; daughter Sarah M.K.; stepdaughter Raquel Antolin; brothers Frank, Bruce, Robert and William; sisters Jean Takaki, Frances Debina and Teri Lyn Chun; and one grandchild. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual or aloha attire.

Saturnino "Papa Nino" Panem, 77, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. crane operator, died Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Esperanza; sons Robert and Nelson; daughters Thelma Acoba, Nena Bargamento Jr. and Mely Dela Cruz Jr.; brothers Crecencio and Necomedes; and sisters Fresca Espiritu and Josephia Pascual. Wake services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Antone Pinho Jr., 84, of Honolulu, a retired state employee, died Friday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by nephews and nieces, including Margaret Hartsell. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

John C. Rapozo, 83, of Keaau, Hawaii, formerly of Piihonua, Hawaii, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist, died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons John R. and Benjamin, daughter Peggy A. Texeira, brother Fred, sister Caroline Fichera, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Judy Anne Reynolds, 53, of Kaneohe, a Golf Apparel & Accessories representative, died Dec. 4 in Kaneohe. She was born in Bremerton, Wash. Scattering of ashes: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Waikiki Yacht Club. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Wayne Kihei Kaluau Rogers, 63, of Honolulu, a retired Local Union 675 machinist, died Wednesday in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers George and Patrick, sisters Leilani Hitt and Ginger, stepsons Eugene and Bernard Palea and stepdaughter Leedrina-Ann Tinder. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Blair Kamaka Ka'aheo Ku'aihelani Remer Sutherland, 34, of Honolulu, a Kahala Caterers food and beverage manager, died Friday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Whittier, Calif. She is survived by father Jonathan Ross; mother Kittie Remer Brown; sisters Tiffany Sutherland Tether, Barri Brown and Star; brother Tucker Brown; paternal grandmother Muriel Shingle; and maternal grandmother Carolyn Wong Wedemeyer. Private services.

Clara Sueko Tsukada, 86, of Hilo, a homemaker, died yesterday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Niigata, Japan. She is survived by son Roy, daughter Jocelyn Kobata, brother Seichi Honma, sister Shigeko Watanabe, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Violet Kyau Unger, 83, of Honolulu died Dec. 5 in Bowie, Md. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Soloman and Herman Yap and sister Bernice Stabel. 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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