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Obituaries
Tuesday, December 31, 2002


Victoria Morillo Amor, 97, of Honolulu, died Dec. 23 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Simeon Jr., Charles Wesley and Paul; daughters Mabel Garduque and Gloria "Winona" Saribay; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Zelie Leilani Anderson, 83, of Honolulu, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Friday at home. She was born in Pukoo, Molokai. She is survived by sons Charles Murray and Sven Jr. and Jon Anderson; daughters Mary-Jane Nelson, Diane Rodrigues and Zelie Nogueira; brothers Alexander, William and David Lima; sisters Violet Kamano, Helen Kuroda, May Parrish and Marjorie Jordano; 24 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire.

Shizuko Arakaki, 86, of Honolulu, a retired co-owner of Aloha Saimin Stand, died Dec. 17 at home. She was born in Makaweli, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Thomas H. and Alvin K., six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Elizabeth Kam Tau Arii, 86, of Honolulu, died Dec. 8 in Pearl City Nursing Home. She is also survived by daughter Edna Clow. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Sunday.

Pauline Ruby Beckley, 67, of Kailua-Kona, a Hospice of Kona Thrift Store manager, died Dec. 20 at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Alex; son Tracy; daughters Carlene daSilva, Dee Dee Salsedo and Shellese Guieb; and sisters Gladys Esposito and Ann Magoon. Private services.

Margaret G. Bennett, 95, of Youngstown, Ohio, formerly of Honolulu, a public health nurse, died June 3 in Youngstown. She was born in Massachusetts. She is survived by daughter Patricia Puskarcik, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services held.

Wallace Rapoza Branco, 80, of Hilo, died Dec. 16 in Hilo Medical Center. He is also survived by sister Mildred Pacheco. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Sunday.

David "Kawika" Roland Cabiles, 47, of Kihei, Maui, a drywaller for R.K. Wootin Co., died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Theresa "Terri" C.; sons Oliver D. and Ryan; stepson James Kanoa; stepdaughters Annette Lindsey and Shawna Aoki; mother Josephine; brothers Philip Jr., Rodney A. and Daryle N.; sisters Veronica "Linda" Benkman, Donna M. Ho and Constance L. Cabiles; grandparents Pedro Pahinte and Marie Alizna; and two grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Dorothy Kam Lin Chang Dias, 74, of Wahiawa, died Dec. 18 in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Duane and David, brothers George and Wilfred Chang, sister Mabel Chang and one grandchild. Services: noon Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Hana Ege, 92, of Aiea, a homemaker, died Dec. 21 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Henry, Walter and Norman; daughters Ruth Uga and Pauline Ege; sister Masayo Okamura; and three grandchildren. Private services.

John Eliapo Fomai, infant son of Faavesi and Michelle Fomai, of Milolii Village, Hawaii, died Thursday in Kona Community Hospital. He is also survived by brothers Keith Taetuna and Zachary Fomai, sister Amoe Taetuna, grandparents Elizabeth and Go Go Taetuna and Fomai and Tupu Taetuna, and great-grandparent Pepe Taetuna. Visitation: all night Friday at Elizabeth and Go Go Taetuna residence in Milolii Village. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial at church cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Itoyo "Jane" Funayama, 85, of Ewa, a retired Dole Pineapple Co. processing department employee, died last Tuesday in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Masanao "Ralph"; daughters Anne A. and Velma K.; brothers Edward, Tadashi, Andrew and Harold Horiuchi; and sisters Dorothy Miyashiro and Marion Uyehara. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard Tokujiro Higa, 75, of Honolulu, died Dec. 20 in Maluhia Nursing home. He was born in Manawili, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Loretta, son Gary, daughter Stephanie Tanaka, brothers Charles and Wallace, stepsons Cornell and Roy DeLima, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Francis Chew Ying Inn, 89, of Honolulu, died Dec. 15 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruby, son Martin, daughter Margo Yee, sister Suzy Lee, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services held.

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. tomorrow at Kalihi Community of Christ Church, 2319 Rose St. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Ray William Lauchis, 77, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, a retired owner of a botanical garden on Kauai and owner of Manini Motors Rental in Waimea, died Dec. 22 in Kona Community Hospital. He also was an owner of Shitake Mushroom Farm in Waimea and a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. He was born in Cleveland. Private services.

Prudencio "Paul" Dinio Leary, 86, of Kalihi, a retired Safeguard security guard, died Dec. 13 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Felisa "Fely"; sons Ed and Alex Dirige and Oby, Paul Jr., William, Henry, Jimmy, Allan, Tommy, Arthur, Albert, John and Richard Leary; daughters Merilyn Lamug, Marilyn Umali, Shirley Nabong, Melinda Madrid, Jocelyn Gurette and Elisabeth, Ruth and Lydia Leary; brother Alfaonso; 53 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Gary Sanchez Lucido, 66, of San Francisco, a retired civil engineer, died Wednesday in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by sisters Rosemary Schiff and Susan Cadabes. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Mary Louise Melim, 81, of Honolulu, died Sunday in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Bruce; daughters Rowlinda Finley and Bessie Bulawan; brother Tin Hu Jr.; sisters Lehua Kahele, Arlene Janiki and Marlene Wood; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nuuanu Ward, 622 N. Judd St. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Becky Trudie Nakamoto, 56, of Hilo, a cosmetologist, beautician and owner of Becky's Hair Styling, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Ron K., sons Sean and Ryan, sister Vivian Stephenson, brothers Lee Jr. and Kirk Arquero, and one grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bernard Richard Olofson, 67, of Honolulu, owner of O&J Service Inc., died Wednesday. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Karen; sons Brian, Brett and Eric; brothers John and Henry; sister Joan; and four grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.

Dr. Adela G. Sanidad, 77, of Aiea, a retired physician for Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, died Thursday in Waipahu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Jose P. and Edward L., daughter Delia Murphy, brothers Frederico Garduque and Eduardo Cabanillas, sisters Adoracion Magallanes and Salvacion Garduque and three grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Faalogoifo Christina Savusa, 50, of Honolulu, died Dec. 18 in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Faalefu; daughter Natasha; son Jeremiah; mother Pae Moenoa; brothers Seuseu, Isaako, Faaoleole, Linikone and Enoka Moenoa; and sisters Temukisa and Lolina Moenoa. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Samoan Full Gospel Pentacostal Church, 3814 Salt Lake Blvd. Call after 1 p.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial: 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park.

Richard Hiroo Shigemura, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Mead Johnson medical sales representative, died Dec. 15. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen A., daughters Dr. Lisa A. and Donna L., brother Thomas and sister Amy Hirata. Private services. Donations suggested to Hawaii chapters of the American Cancer Society or the Arthritis Foundation.

Itsuo Sugawa, 77, of Aiea, a retired house painter for Akira Yamamoto Painting, died Dec. 20 in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Clyde, daughters Kristine Masuda and Becky Sugawa, brother Yutaka, sisters Nancy Sekioka and Ruth Ching, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private services.

Tamae Uyeda, 91, of Honolulu, died Dec. 15. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Howard T., Walter M., Robert H. and Lawrence M.; daughters Shirley M. Yabu, Martha E. Paull and Jane S. Uyeda; brothers Thomas and Paul Osumi; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Moses Bernard Victorino, 75, of Hanalei, Kauai, a former Hanalei Land Co. caretaker, died Dec. 12 in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by brothers Joseph Sr. and Louis; and sisters Thelma Lopez, Alma Soares and Marie Rosa. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ping Sing Woo, 91, of Honolulu, died Saturday in Honolulu. He is also survived by wife Mabel Chang. Aloha attire. No flowers. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Harry Shoso Yamamura, 76, of Honolulu, a retired pressman for Hawaii Newspaper Agency, died Dec. 20 in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Georgine W., daughters Lynne Kaneta and Dale Yamamura, brother Herbert Y., sister Helen Nakano and two grandchildren. Private services.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
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The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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