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Obituaries
Wednesday, January 29, 2003


Lorilyn Margaret Pilialoha Ahue, 41, of Kapolei died last Wednesday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in North Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by parents Joseph Jr. and Roseline, brother Rhen, and sisters Joelyn M. Parker and Kimberlyn Ahue. Services: noon Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Ah Mee "Boy" Kehua Aipa Sr., 87, of Waimanalo, a retired Public Works Center and city painter, died Jan. 17 in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Helene "Laa"; sons Ah Mee "Sonny" Jr., Thompson, George and Joseph; daughters Helene Epstein, Ruth Iaea, Johnette Germano and Rose Aipa; brothers Clarence, Joseph and Rocky Kamai; sisters Georgina Kahawai, Grace Lee and Eleanor Beardin; 32 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 41-972 Oluolu St., Waimanalo. Call after 5:30 p.m. Additional services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Henrietta H. Aki, 59, of Wailuku, a Chaminade University custodian and an employee for Wackenhut Security and Hawaii Protective Association at the University of Hawaii, died Monday at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by caregiver Hayley Faustino; sons Harris, Levi and Samuel; daughter Heidi Apolo; sisters Josephine and Patricia Kala; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.

Verna Kanani Calpito, 30, of Honolulu, a former cashier, died Saturday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Jeffrey R.S. and Gladys B., brother Jonathan, sister Madeleine Akana, and grandparents Nicolas and Gloria. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary, east chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Robert Arthur Cook, 88, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army second lieutenant, died Dec. 27 at home. He was born in Green Haven, Mich. Graveside services: 8:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Phillip Manalo Demitrial, 65, of Waianae, a U.S. Army veteran and a U.S. Postal Service employee in Waianae, died Jan. 16 in Waianae. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Helen Fernandez, 89, of Kahului, a Bank of Hawaii bank teller, died Saturday in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sister Eva Benitez. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Michele Ford, 56, of Koloa, Kauai, a bartender, died Monday at home. She was born in New York. She is survived by sons William and Edward "Ed"; daughters V. Rene Ford and Ilia Sutton; brothers Mitch, Mike and Mark Phillips; and six grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Brennecke's Beach. Casual attire.

Stella Kahelelani Fu-Ortiz, 38, of Eleele, Kauai, a Kauai Kookie Co. baker, died Jan. 21 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Randi-Ranasha Ortiz; father Solomon K. Fu Sr.; mother Minerva Kaohi; brothers David, Solomon Jr. and Samuel Fu and Solomon Kalani; sisters Davette H. Lopez-Fu, Davene H.F. Taylor, Wilhelmina Bogni and Darleen Kubota; and grandparent Charles K.C. Fu. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalaheo Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Kazuo Furuta, 91, of Aiea, a retired Holmes and Narver maintenance employee, died Sunday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by son Herbert H.; daughter Elaine K. Kato; brothers Masao, Tom K., Richard H. and Mike W.; sister Ellen Lam; and three grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Naokichi "Primo" Fuse, 84, of Kapaa, Kauai, a painting contractor for Fuse Painting, died Saturday at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elsie, son Clyde, daughter Iris Johnson, sisters Chiyo Azuma and Kaneko Taura, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Kapaa Jodo Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

James Katsumi Hokama, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Diamond Shoyu factory worker, died Sunday in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born on Okinawa. He is survived by sons Melvin and Paul, daughters Jean Roseman and Irene Kauwe, sisters Alice O. Takahashi and Nancy N. Sakuma, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Harris United Methodist Church. Call after 1 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Roberto Bermillo Laureta, 61, of Kahului, a maintenance worker, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Visitation, adopted daughter Sara L. Habon, brothers Federico and Conrado, sisters Watiuidad Claro and Irene Parr, and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Christ the King. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park.

Lack "Maha" Kahanu Kaumahu Leoiki, 87, of Kekaha, Kauai, a fireman, died Thursday in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Rosedale Jack "Bruddah," Robert "Bobbie" and Rodney "Charman"; daughters Roseline "Lokalia" Tremaine, Pinky Malama, Sharon "Maha" Leoiki and Lolly Malama; 22 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Sunday at Waimea River Mouth. Casual attire.

Robert "Bob" Hanohano Loo, 69, of Waimea, Hawaii, a heavy equipment operator for the former Kona Construction and a machine planter for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died Monday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He also was a custodian for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea Chapel. He was born in Waipio, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Abigail "Abbey"; sons Rocky and Randy; daughters Delphine "Phina" Tupe, Flossie Young and Ashlyn Loo; brothers Kelly, Allen, Howard, Chuck and Ansilie; sisters Clara Alip, Violet Loo and Barbara Wright; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Waimea County Cemetery, Latter-day Saints Section. Casual attire.

Edward Martin Sr., 83, of Kapaa, Kauai, a plumber, died Jan. 20 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laura; sons Edward Jr., Roy and Alan; daughter Janet Woo; brother Stanley Martin; sisters Margie Franca, Rose Calistro and Lorraine Peralta; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. next Wednesday at family residence, 4022 G Olohena Road in Kapaa. Casual attire.

Carmencita Ganotice Musngi, 64, of Mililani died Jan. 5 at home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Rodolfo; sons Doujie, Charyl "Charles" and Edgar; daughter Chanda L.; brothers Miguel, Florentino, Teofilo and Felix Ganotice; sisters Luz Dispo, Julita Ruiz and Florida Ganotice; and a grandchild. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Sarah Harue Nelson, also known as Sarah Haruko Nelson, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Coral Reef Hotel waitress, died Jan. 15 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Albert A. Shimabukuro and Charles G. Nelson, daughter-in-law and primary caregiver Shelley, brother Roy Gusukuma, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tsuruko Okihara, 92, of Aiea, a retired Flintkote Co. clerk, died Thursday in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Hakalau. She is survived by son Harold, daughter Gladys N. Kuboyama, brothers Wilfred and Harold Hayashida, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Priscilla A. Parsons, 50, of Kihei, Maui, a housekeeping supervisor, died Saturday in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Rhode Island. She is survived by mother Lila Furtado, son Heath Ceglio, daughters Heather Ceglio and Naomi Lawrence, and brother Ronald. Mass: 10 a.m. today at St. Theresa Catholic Church.

Mary Anne Polanski, 89, of Kaneohe died Jan. 21 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Ireland. She is survived by son John, daughter Bridget Yoho, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Edmon Gambalan Ranchez, 36, of Ewa Beach, a K&T Hawaiian Jewelry employee in Waipio Gentry, died Dec. 26 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by father Elpidio B.; mother Violeta G.; brothers Elmer, Edwin, Elpidio Jr. and Erminio; sister Edna Mapilisan; and grandparent Aurelia. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Craig P. Smith, 55, of Honomu, Hawaii, a County of Hawaii Planning Department accounting clerk and a Hawaiian Island Homes Ltd. real estate broker, died Jan. 20 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Auburn, Mass. He is survived by companion Michael Noguera, brothers Leonard and Donald, and sister Melanie C. Smith-Guillaume. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo.

Luki Benjamin Taele-Pavihi, 7, of Kaaawa died Jan. 17 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by mother Mele Tanuvasa; brother Lucas; sisters Marlena Tanuvasa and Marissa Tanuvasa-Tuvaifale; grandparents Luki and Simata Taele-Pavihi and Misi Lopati-Tanuvasa; and great-grandparents Mitai Tanuvasa-Seiuli and Taele Pavihi. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula 5th Ward, makai chapel. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery.



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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