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Obituaries
Monday, December 30, 2002


Burt Hiromi Abe, 48, of Honolulu, a City & County of Honolulu Department of Facility Maintenance air-conditioning mechanic and Hatsu Kaichi Jin Kai president, died Wednesday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lori R., son Cody-Joe M., daughter Cady-Bree Y., mother Toshiko Hada and brothers Wayne, Brian and James. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Johnny Atiburcio, 80, of Mililani, a retired Navy serviceman and Civil Service employee, died Dec. 22 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Angelina S.; sons John, James, Robert, Richard, George, Mark and Guy; daughter Linda Moulton; sisters Condrada Quilana and Juanita Atiburcio; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Prayer service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers are welcome.

Edna Codera Carvalho, 83, of Waipahu, died Dec. 22 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in the Phillippines. She is survived by husband Charles; son William Saquilon; brothers Serafin, Bobby and Morris Codera; sisters Sadie Monroy, Sally Regala, Frances Hlodan, Carmila Gavin and Jeanette Marshal; four grandchildren; 12 great-grand- children; and one great-great-grandchild. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers are welcome.

Lena Loo Chang, 97, of Honolulu, retired Lunalilo School teacher, died Dec. 15 in Kaiser Malama Ohana. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: noon Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial follows at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

James Yau Sung Chinn, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. accountant, died Dec. 18 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dr. Robert; daughter Sylvia Chinn-Levy; brothers Dr. Herbert, Dr. Kenneth, Dr. Raymond and Theodore; sisters Evelyn Chang, Irene Johnson, Anna Au and Minnie; and six grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1611 Kewalo St. Call after 2:30 p.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ruth Luka Hopeau, 76, of Waianae, died Dec. 21 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John Kalani Jr.; daughters Fanny Hopeau, Nellie Ahina, Loretta Kekoa, Gina Hoopii, Rene Kaolelo and Annie Au Hoon; sisters Dorothy Mawae and Agnes Cope; 27 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: noon Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Maxie Tokuji Kaneshiro, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Tradewind tours limousine driver, died Dec. 22 at home. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Janet; daughters Georgia "JoJo" Ball, Lola Uehara and Janice Miura; sister Kameko Taba; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Private inurnment follows at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Zentei "Zen" Kaneshiro, 81, of Waipahu, a retired Dole Pineapple Company employee and retired Kane's Chevron and Towing co-owner, died Friday at home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Sumie; son Herbert; daughters Karen Ching, Stephanie Miyasaki and Jennie Ramos; brothers Jokichi and Paul; sisters Harriet Nakama and Sayoko Takahashi; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lorraine Fusaye Kanno, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Thursday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Curtis T.; daughters Caroline Hussey, Kathleen Nagahama and Iris Chung; brother Yoshito Hebaru; sisters T. Haruki, Loretta Maida and Shirley Luke; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kalihi Community Christ Church, 2319 Rose St. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frank Francis Keoho Sr., 79, of Hoolehua, Molokai, died Dec. 22 in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Frank F. Jr., August Keola and William Kimo Reiman, and Francis and Frank Kamakaokalani; daughters Jeanne Kaawa, Bernice L. Kalahiki, Theresa Rude, Beatrce N. Kea, Nanamae Z. Puailihau, Colleen M. Wikes, Francine K. Holomaikai, Margarine L. Johnson, Kimberly K. Kamakaokalani and Alohalani Victorino; brothers Sam and George; sisters Sarah Palakiko, Katie Moa and Wilhemina Anderson; 51 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Lanikeha Homestead Hall, Hoolehua, Molokai. Call after 6 p.m. Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at the hall. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Kanakalaloa Homestead Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers are welcome.

Fetuao Tema Soliai Leao, 78, of Honolulu, a Tripler Army Medical Center food service worker, died Dec. 18 at home. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Pitone, Mac Siu, Tama, Pinati, Kava, Toe, Nelson, Danny, and Pitone Siu Jr.; daughter Erma Cole; 35 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Mass: 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road in Aiea. Call after 4 p.m. Prayer Service: 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Entombment: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Garden Crypts, Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City.

Chong Suk Lee, 60, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Korea. She is survived by son In Sok, brother Chong Ho and sisters Chong Soon and Chong Rae. Funeral service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Committal and burial follows at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Leonard "Len" S. Lee Sr., 61, of Kaneohe, a Board of Water Supply Heeia Yard superintendent, died Dec. 21 in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gwen; sons Leonard Jr., Zed and Leonard P.; daughters Kawehilani, Janai Kaho'opi'i and Charitie-Lynn; hanai son Rob Domingo; brothers Ronney and Dowyne Keawekane; sister Harriet Koki; and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Adrienne Haunani "Nani" Piilani, 48, of Waimea, Hawaii, a homemaker, died last Monday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Peter George Jr.; sons Peter G.K. III, Chad Alika and Chad; daughters Lydia A. Robinson, Victoria K. Waipa and Sasha M.I. Piilani; father William Farias Jr.; brother William Farias III; sisters Williamette Farias, Victoria Concepcion and Francine Ulu; and 14 grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Holy Hill of Zion Church in Maili, 87-112 Milikami St. Call after 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ann June Ryan, 66, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by husband William C.; son William Patrick; daughters Patricia Ann Ryan-Kiefer, Ellen Terese Chappuies, Katherine Mary Burck and June Ann Strauch; and eight grand- children. Mass: 8 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Call after 7:30 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.

Clyde Tetsuo Shimizu, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Safeway meat cutter, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances K.; son Scot H.; daughters Debra K. Hogan and Edie M. Souza; brother Richard; sisters Hazel Oda, Marion Okata and Helen Takekawa; and six grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Paul Trustman, 86, of Honolulu, retired Holiday Jewelers of Hawaii Inc. president, died last Monday. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by wife Ayako H.; sons Bobby Yamazaki and Steve Trustman; daughters Suzi Kiss, Sandy Lieberman and Basha Grunewold; brother Stan; sister Rita Minkin; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Make-a-Wish Foundation in lieu of flowers.

Melroy "Mel" McKinley Ward, 50, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a Mauna Lani Resort massage therapist, died Dec. 12 in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Betty Lau; daughter Monica Smith; sister Belle Johnson, Cathy Ward-Rodrigues, Claire Brunn, and Patricia and Barbara Ward; brothers John and Michael; and three grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Kamehameha Schools Chapel in Honolulu. Call after 1:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 11 at Mahukona, Kohala, Hawaii.

Ping Sing Woo, 91, of Honolulu, Woo's Pants Shop proprietor, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mabel C., sons Winston S. W. and Jeffrey W. B., daughter Cindy S. Y. Yamada, brother Robert P.F., sister Fung Ho Joe and four grandchildren. Services: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.



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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