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Obituaries
Saturday, February 15, 2003


Mary Alton, 78, of Kailua, died Jan. 24 in Kailua. She was born in Texas. She is survived by daughters Theresa Annis and Marty Eagle, sister Ruth Sanders, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii or St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Kailua.

Charles A. Barber Jr., also known as "Buzzy," 87, of Wailuku, a World War II veteran and retired Standard Oil machinist, died Thursday at home. He was born in Montana. He is survived by wife Barbara A. Feist-Barber, daughters Carol Rose and Sandra Young, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Paulino B. Cabote, 92, of Hilo, a retired Hamakua Sugar Plantation worker and self farmer, died last Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Nilda Gonong-Cabote; sons Neil O. and Raymond "Sam"; daughters Isabelle "Bella" Cabote, Sylvia Boldwyn, Corazon "Jane" Yanos and Doris AhLoy; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Laupahoehoe. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. next Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Tuitogamatoe "Akai" Escobar, 58, of Waipahu, died Jan. 29 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Michael T.; sons Samson A. and Naisina Lealaitafea; daughter Corina E. Tuisaloo; mother Sailivale Lealaitafea; brothers Masagogo, Tilo Tilo and Fagasoaia Lealaitafea and Akai Tafea Jr.; sister Aofia Ole Lai O Samoa; and four grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Lighthouse Outreach Center Assembly of God Church, 94-230 Leokane St., Waipahu. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

James Satoru Fujioka, 74, of Japan, formerly of Hilo, chief of the Sagami Depot inspection branch in Camp Zama, Japan, died Feb. 1 in Japan. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Miyoko Morita; brother Ronald; and sisters Jayne Fujioka, Setsuko Shimasaki, Yuriko Nakai and Namiko Yamasaki. Private services.

Masaichi Fusato, 86, of Kahului, formerly of Honolulu, a retired chef and owner of Roy's Cafe, died Jan. 31 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son Roy S.; daughters Yukiko Miyagi, Jo Ann Tsuda and Shirley Fusato; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Henry Kelii Hoomanawanui, 67, of Hilo, died Jan. 27 in Hilo Medical Center. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. next Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information was published in an obituary last Saturday.

Florence Fusako Izumi, 83, of Kaneohe, died Feb. 7 in Kaneohe. She is survived by husband Donald; son Wayne; daughter Keiki-Dawn; brothers Fred, Wally and Larry Sakamoto; sister Eliese Muramoto; and two grandchildren. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Tuesday.

Admiral Walter Jefferson, 75, of Mililani, a retired U.S. Army veteran and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station civil service worker in Whitmore, died Feb. 2 in the Center for Aging. He was born in Belzoni, Miss. He is survived by wife Yoshiko and son Phillip S. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1:30 p.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stanford Shawn Kaalawai Kakae, 40, of Kaneohe, an Aloha Key and Awards graphic designer, died Feb. 7 in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Wayne and Ruth; grandparents Frank and Amelia Sousa; brother Theron; sisters Waynette Maka, Nova Lindsey, Cassy Kahumoku and Blanche Waiolama; and hanai daughter Daisy. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 9 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Moon Ja Kim, 40, of Kaneohe, died March 25, 2000, in Waialua. She was born in Korea. No known survivors. Inurnment at a later date at Williams Crypt.

Nick Tsuruichi Kokame, 88, of Honolulu, a retired locksmith for the federal government at Barbers Point Naval Air Station, died Feb. 6 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Mary K., daughters Sharon Rabago and Jo Ann Konno, sister Hidemi Kawane, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Alice Akiko Kuniyuki, 76, of Waipahu, a state custodian, died Sunday. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughter-in-law Lynnette Kuniyuki, sister-in-law Betsy Kodama and several nephews and nieces. Services: noon Wednesday at Koboji-Shingon Mission, 1223-B N. School St., Honolulu.

Mineko Kusaka, 82, of Wahiawa, died Wednesday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wilfred K., daughter Amy E. Sakata, sisters Ruth Murakami and Julia Estrella, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Charles W. Lefler, 76, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired air conditioning and refrigeration maintenance worker, died last Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Rochester, N.Y. He is survived by wife Victoria, son Carl, daughter Anne Padgett and five grandchildren. Private services.

Elizabeth A.N. Leong, 83, of San Francisco, formerly of Honolulu, died Jan. 27 in San Francisco. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Leland and four grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. today at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Barbara M. McEachern, 80, of Honolulu, died Thursday in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Walpole, Mass. She is survived by son Robert E.; daughters Carol A. Lopez, Susan A. Wiener, Alice H. Bradford and Mary E. Zakrzewski; and 12 grandchildren. Mass: noon Monday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the American Heart Association, 245 N. Kukui St., Suite 204, Honolulu 96817.

Alan Hazzard Rowan, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Punahou School teacher and track and field coach, died Wednesday. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Punahou School chapel. The mortuary provided incorrect information in an obituary published yesterday.

Ayame Sakamoto, 102, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a housewife, died Feb. 4 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Paul, Tadao and Larry; daughters Audrey Takano, Dora Mori, Kay Matsuda, Jane Iyama and Pauline Morita; 27 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Jamie Ann Singleton, 17, of Honolulu, died Feb. 1 in Waimanalo. Singleton was killed in a car accident in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Nora Ann Custodio and Willie J., brothers Brandon J. Singleton and Shannon Custodio, and sister Darolyn Custodio. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mary "Nick" Ruth Smith, 78, of Mililani, a retired employee in the hotel and restaurant supply industry in Guam, died Feb. 6 in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born in Deland, Fla. She is survived by daughter Antoinette F. Muniz and sister Antoinette R. Gardner. Private services. Donations suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Kiyoshi "Yankee" Takiguchi, 86, of Waipahu, a retired Oahu Sugar Co. field supervisor, died Feb. 8 in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by brothers Edward S. and Katsuji; and sisters Doris H. Sato, Rose T. Yoshida, Myrtle Takiguchi, June Y. Ibara and Mae I. Kawasaki. Private services.

Yorio Yanagihara, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Board of Water Supply machinist, died Tuesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by four children and two grandchildren. Family-only services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Rachel Fusaye Yoshikane, 82, of Honolulu, a housewife, died Feb. 6 in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information provided for an obituary published yesterday.

Kikuo "Roy" Yoshimoto, 84, of Ewa Beach, a retired Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel maintenance worker, died last Saturday in Life Care Center of Kona. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Grace M.; sons Ronald, Dennis, Ivan and Gary; daughter Royene Kahoopii; brother Tadao; sisters Ethel Kajiyama, Hazel Yoshimoto and Sadame Minnie Yang; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. 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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