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Obituaries
Monday, December 16, 2002


George Aceron, 66, of Lawai, Kauai, a Griley Freight Line diesel mechanic, died Dec. 8 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Darrel and Byran, daughters Lori Aceron and Michele Chevez, sister Shirley Mande and eight grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Interment to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bertha Owai Ako, 84, of Aiea, died Dec. 5 in St. Francis Hospice. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Glen and Gerald, brother Yoshito Inamasu, sisters Kuniyo Yoshida and Irene Omoto, and seven grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Thomas Toshi Enomoto, 33, of Honolulu, an Aiea High School history teacher, died Thursday in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Thomas and Lucille; sisters Lisa Enomoto-Sereno and Erika Enomoto-Tanuvasa; grandparents Eleanor Izutsu, Benito Larrua and Felicia Santa Ana; and step-grandparent Setsuo Izutsu. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Aloha attire.

Walter Ichiro Iha, 85, of Wahiawa, an auto parts salesman, died Dec. 7. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Walter; daughter Carolyn; brothers Yukio, Fumio and Toshio; sisters Shizu Shiroma, Kiyoko Arakaki, Yoshiko Shimabukuro and Sumiko Konishi; and one grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Saburo Iwane, 81, of Honolulu, owner of S. Iwane Inc. General Contractor, died Dec. 8 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kainaliu-Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Marion, daughters Lynette Yee and Shirley Wilkie, brother Kaoru Iwane, sister Toshiko Hashimoto and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No monetary gifts.

Romana Domingo Jose, 93, of Honolulu, died Nov. 26 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Rodolfo; daughters Josefina Domingo, Carmen Gervacio and Erlinda Flores; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church in Kalihi. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Minoru Kimura, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Convalescent Center of Honolulu maintenance man, died Dec. 4 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy Y.; son Guy; daughter Iris; brothers Harry, Ernest and David; sisters Doris Ohara and Winifred Ikeda; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Hiroshi Kon, 95, of Waipahu, a retired Oahu Sugar employee, died Dec. 6. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Herbert and Ronald, daughter Jeanette Spradley, brother Shohachi, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Rosebelle Mae Leiwalo, 73, of Nanakuli, a Nanaikapono Elementary School cafeteria supervisor, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Kalihi. She is survived by husband George K. Sr.; sons George K. Jr., Harold, Francis and Leonard; daughters Shirlene Grunwald, Diana Lopez and Rose L. Aleka; brother Albert Long Jr.; sisters Elizabeth Cornelius and Margie Menor; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center, 92-900 Makakilo Drive. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Pearl City. Casual attire.

Dionisia Marquez Munar, 51, of Honolulu, died last Monday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Artemio; son Mark M.; daughter Myra M.; mother Juliana D. Marquez; brothers Desiderio D., Cresencio D., Bernardo D. and Rodolfo D.; and sisters Dolores M. Rivera, Marina M. Arata, Juana M. Silverie, Teresita M. Marzo and Milagros M. Costales. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Shigeko Muranaka, also known as Beatrice F. Muranaka, 77, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Taxation clerk, died Dec. 4 in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Richard; son Michael; daughter Elaine Serizawa; sisters Nobuko "Evelyn" Higashi, Emi Ezuka and Eleanor "Ella" Sur; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Saturnino "Papa Nino" Panem, 77, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, died Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Haru Sakata, 96, of Honolulu, co-founder of Hawaii Stationery Co. Ltd., died Dec. 1 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wilbert K. and Thomas S. Sakata, and five grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Genaro Doseo Salcedo Sr., 62, of Waipahu, an Arcadia Retirement Home maintenance employee, died Tuesday in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Corazon; son Genaro Jr.; daughters Rosario Balico, Laura Olegario, Pamela Bohol, Cora Ann Banks and Anna, Mary R., Millet, April and May Salcedo; brothers Antonio, Victor and Felimon; sisters Cayetana Paras and Maria Durante; and 11 grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Thomas Toshio Sasaki, 85, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Air Force Military Intelligence translator, died Dec. 3 in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. He was born in Phippsburg, Colo. He is survived by wife Utako, daughter Susan Matsuura and two grandchildren. Private services.

Mitsuko A. Shikuma, of Honolulu, formerly of Laupahoehoe, a retired American Lung Association campaign supervisor, died Dec. 7 at home. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Keith K., daughters Ann Y. Honda and Dr. Lois R.S. Dement, and brother Toshihiko Asakawa. Private services.

James Yasukame Toma, 90, of Wahiawa, a retired Dole Pineapple Plantation welder, died Dec. 3. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Marvin; daughters Gloria Ng, Karen Bruns, Charlene Dierking, Marta A. Bowman and Wilma and Pamela Okazaki; brother Richard; sister Kay Kogami; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Clara Sueko Tsukada, 86, of Hilo, formerly of Pahoa, Hawaii, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Junet M.Y. Wong, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Lucky Inn founder, died Dec. 4 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Edmund, daughter Maylynn S.F.; brothers James M., Wallace M., Ralph T. and Raymond S. Yanagida; and sisters Betty M. Taniguchi and Katherine T. Sakamoto. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Alyce Kazue Yamashiro, 81, of Honolulu, a retired part-owner of Tommy's Groceries, died Dec. 8. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Hugh K. Jr. and Neil, brother Kazuo Tomita and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Ai Di Zhuang, 67, of Troy, Mich., died Friday in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Shanghai. She is survived by husband Qing J. Yang, son Zhengyu Yang, daughters Honghua Zhuang and Hongling Yang, brother, sisters and five grandchildren. Services to be held in Troy, Mich.



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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