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Obituaries
Sunday, January 19, 2003


Elizabeth Esther Abrahams, 67, of Honolulu, a retired financial loan officer, died Nov. 18. She was born in Mexico. She is survived by daughter Anita; sisters Martha Aguilar, Elena Soltero and Gloria Villagomez; and brothers Edwardo and Marcos Sanchez. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Aiea United Methodist Church. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Alan Clayton Ah Sing, 55, of Hilo and Waimea on the Big Island, a mill operator, died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Cheryl-Ann, Celeste Kamaka and Chelsea; mother Margaret; brother Derrick; sisters Paulette Singson and Claudia Lawrence; and four grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Herman P. Faria Jr., 66, of Kailua, a retired Pan American World Airways service manager and Helemano Lawn Maintenance owner, died last Sunday in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rose M.; sons Kirk P. and Eric W.; daughters Caron M. Rodriguez and Carol A. Graham; sisters Sybil Vidinha, Joan Rando and Joyce Morris; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Edna Christine Farias, 94, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Jan. 4 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Richard S. and Alfred S., daughter Barbara K. Whyte, sister Elizabeth N. Ellis, nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Haili Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section.

Daniel Shozo Iwasaki, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Alii Glass Co. glazier, died Jan. 5 in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Shigetoshi, Noriyuki, Andrew and Benjamin; and sister Mihako Kajiyama. Private services.

Gregory Kamana Kala III, 61, of Wailuku, a Kaupo Ranch ranch hand and a construction worker, died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Josephine H.; hanai daughter Marina Villegas; and sisters Rosebell Hapakuka, Mildred Koga, Gwen Rabanes, Esther Naeole and Jane Sobzack. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.

Yuji Katano, 73, of Folsom, Calif., a retired food broker, died Dec. 25 in Fair Oaks, Calif. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jean, son Howard, brothers Paul and Nobu, and sisters Aiko Yamamoto and Miyoko Candland. Private services.

Wayne Henry Keopuhiwa, 58, of Hilo, a heavy equipment operator, died Jan. 11 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maureen "Mercy," son Bernard, daughters Alisa-Lei and Kuuipo, mother Lillian Pualoa, brothers Richard and Marvin, sister Charlotte Almarza, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Jong Weon Lee, 63, of Makiki, a homemaker, died Thursday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Korea. She is survived by husband Samuel; mother Jung S. Kang; brothers Jong Shin, Jong Sul and Sang Hwa Ahn; and sister Jun Hee Ahn. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church, 1639 Keeaumoku St. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Sai V Malepeai, 55, of Waipahu, a Samoa government teacher, died Jan. 8. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Tafai; sons Kaiva Dave, Saipale Jr., Naituli Peter, Rambo Ofa and Joshua Fiti; daughters Tuamauga, Pala Jean, Mana Sally; and brothers Va'atuia and Tinei; and sister Meanana. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Assembly of God, Lighthouse Outreach Center. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

Bernabe "Nabe" Gantala Maluyo, 62, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. machinist, died Jan. 10 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Domining "Rose"; sons Edwin and Edgar; daughters Emilyn Garcia and Jerrilynn; sisters Alberta Pasalo, Lourdes Ganir, Rita Tolentino, Anecita Maragun and Caridad Balisacan; and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Dorothy T. McCullen, 90, of Kailua died Thursday. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Woodley, sisters Mary Butler and Stella Laba, and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Seichi Miyasato, 76, of Honolulu, a retired painter, died Dec. 12 at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Warren, Stephen, Terrence and Randy; daughters Karen Miyasato-Cox and Sharon Rymer; brother John; sister Mildred Nahina; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private services.

Betty C. Nakada, 80, of Honolulu, a Hale Nani Rehabilitation Nursing Facility registered nurse, died Jan. 10 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenneth Y., son Keith, daughter Gay Yamamoto, brothers William and Isamu Inouye, sister Yachie Hosogi, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Shizue Nishibe, 92, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired Kau Hospital and Pahala Sugar Co. employee, died Tuesday in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Napoopoo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Yasuto and Asao; daughters Ayako Uehana, Judy Fujisue and Sachiko Ichikawa; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Tatsue Ogawa, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Jan. 7. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Glenn H., Roy and Alan; daughter Joanne Sakoda; brothers Kiyoshi and Frank Kaneda; sisters Nobuko Mookini and Kiyoko Machida; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Melchor Pimental Ortega, 88, of Ewa Beach died Tuesday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Josefina; sons Tommy and Franklin; daughters Julieta Pablo, Reynalda Layawen, Orlydia Chua, Clotilde, Edna Sagucio, Marlyne Bacuyag, Amelia, and Janine Natividad; 25 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

The Rev. Anthony Pascale, 85, of Honolulu, associate pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, founding pastor of St. John Apostle and Evangelist Parish in Mililani, and World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran, died Jan. 9 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y. Mass: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Adela Acosta Simpliciano, 64, of Wahiawa, a retired Del Monte Fresh Produce employee, died Wednesday in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Rogelio and Ferdinand; daughters Corazon Redor and Delia Cariaga; brother Teofilo Acosta; sisters Sabina Valencia, Conchita Martin, Marcela Balintona, Paulina Lampitoc and Gloria Gilo; and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Aulola Puipuikoula Tonga, 37, of Laie, a construction mason, died Monday at home. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Latu S.; son Aulola P. Jr.; daughter Maria N., Uluakimata and Sophia M.; brothers Taufa, Sisifa, Tuuta and Solo; and sisters Fahina, Mele, Uluakimata, Lupe and Palolo. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula 6th Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

Norio Yamauchi, 89, of Hilo, a New American Corp. president and manager, died Monday at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Joanne and Darlene, brother Joe and sister Yuriko. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after noon. Casual attire.



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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