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Obituaries
Thursday, March 13, 2003


Clodagh Shirley Hiilei Ah Tou, 66, of Pearl City, a retired title officer, died Sunday in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Samson K. Jr. and William E.K.; daughters Margie L.H. and Shirley L. Jackson and Lorrie W. Kanno; sisters Anuhea Brown and Alberta B. Pavlock; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools. Call after 1:30 p.m. Additional services: 7 p.m. Monday at Haili Church. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Gitaro Arakawa, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Arakawa Lunchwagon owner, died Feb. 19 in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Kikue; daughters Aileen Arakawa and Renee Hamai; brother Elbert; sisters Haruko Ueshiro, Juliette Nakashima, Rochelle Shimabuku and Lillian Yamanaka; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Ponciano Collo Arquines, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Swinnerton and Wahlberg Construction Co. carpenter, died March 5 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Margarita Delos Santos; sons Jose, Fernando, Manolito, Reynaldo, Reynato, Salvador and Florante; brother Federico; sisters Juana Arquines and Flora Ancheta; and 20 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Mount Church, 1614 Monte St. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Restituta Pilar Bermudez, 80, of Waipahu, died Feb. 7. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Oscar, Brigido Jr., Ramon, Dante and Jacinto; daughter Rosita Agluba; brothers Honofre, Pilar and Tony; sisters Christina Lacar and Bienvenida Alpay; and nine grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church in Waipahu. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Kathryn Elaine Boushell, 75, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died Feb. 26 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in East Stroudsburg, Pa. She is survived by sons Michael and Patrick; daughters Marilee Glauser, Maribeth Cabatbat and Ruth Watkins; brothers Donald "Don" and Richard James; sister Shirley Christman; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Christian Fellowship Church in Puna.

David Mata Cayetano, 93, of Ewa Beach, an Oahu Sugar Co. safety director, died March 5. He was born in Llaog, the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Gloriana Castillo, Lorna Brown, Fay Vazquez and Esther Bieda; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ah Sau Chang, 84, of Honolulu, died Feb. 28 at home. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Kong Nung; sons Wai Lim and Wayne; daughters Jeannie Lung, Susan Woo and Lori Yuh; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Harlan Masao Chinen, 47, of Hilo, a Gwen's Towing proprietor, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Gwen, son Brandon, stepson Alan Aki, daughter Shaye, stepdaughters Kori and Kelsy Higaki, father Masasuke, brothers Wayne and Alden, and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Fellowship Gathering Place in Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jennie Sungil Kim Chromik, 97, of Honolulu, a retired state schoolteacher, died Feb. 21 in Hale Ola Kino Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Jonah Kim and sister Dorothy Ahlet. Private services.

Elizabeth Jane Colvin, 84, of Honolulu, died Feb. 23 at home. She was born in Waukegan, Ill. She is survived by sons Sandy and Rick, daughter JoAnne Ficklin, brother Don Zetnick and a grandchild. Private services.

Thomas F. Donnan, 68, of Haleiwa, a property owner and manager, died March 1 in Wahiawa. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by brother Mike Donnan and sister Judy Boa. Private services.

Roperto Mair Fontanilla, 90, of Wahiawa, a retired Barbers Point and Schofield Barracks barber, died Saturday at home. He was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosalia M.; daughters Lorna Gantenbein, Julia Fontanilla-Karnes, Darleen Fontanilla and Ruby Reibel; and two grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Arthur Tadami Fujino, 71, of Waianae, a retired interior designer, died Feb. 19 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Stephen-Myles, daughters Lynda Fujino and Cynde Donnelly, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Pablo Hidalgo Genetiano, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Liliha Bakery dishwasher, died Sunday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Dolores R.; sons Pete, Modesto and Romy; and 12 grandchildren. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Joyce Maile Mahi Geraldini, 71, of Waianae, a retired secretary, died Saturday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by brothers Henry Jr. and William Mahi, and sisters Bernice Ferreira and Beatrice Barboza. Private services.

Taijiro Hanaoka, 89, of Waipahu, a retired federal government and Kamehameha Schools employee, died Feb. 26 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by sisters Yoshiko Kamioka and Sonoko Kadooka. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Sueko Nakaoka Hasegawa, 76, of Honolulu, a Boutique Shell Stone bookkeeper at Hyatt Regency Hotel, died Friday in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Edward Y. and Leslie S.; daughters Ellen S. Tamashiro and Cathy C. Hasegawa-Chang; brothers Kazuichi "Kazu," James "Yoshio," Masami "Sam," Masaichi "Masa" and George; sisters Toshino "Grace" Kawakami, Harumi "Ruth" Namahoe, Mitsuye "Betsy" Medeiros and Itsue "Dora" James; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard Clinton Hearn, 82, of Kihei, Maui, a salesman and a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died last Thursday in Wailuku. He was born in Woburn, Mass. He is survived by wife Alberta P., sons Albert J. and Richard Jr., sister Cynthia Johnson, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Helen H. Hirohama, 83, of Oregon, died Feb. 7 in Oregon. She is survived by sons Alan T. and Randy, daughter Gayle Asuncion and five grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Randy Hirohama, P.O. Box 473, Aiea, HI 96701.

Edith Mizushima Hisaoka, 92, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired Department of Social Services secretary in Kapaau, Hawaii, died Feb. 25 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ikuo; sons Paul Aki and Gary Hisaoka; daughter Diane Kikuchi; brothers Edward, Albert and Raymond Mizushima; sister Alice Abe; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Augustine Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 220, Kapaau, HI 96755.

Kwai Wah Cheng Ho, 70, of Honolulu, died March 5 in California. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Albert, son Alan, daughter Marion and five grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Kayla Noelani Manibog Itamura, infant daughter of Cheryl Manibog and Galen Itamura, of Kalaheo, Hawaii, died Monday in Honolulu. She was born in Lihue. She is also survived by grandparents Glenn and Barbara Itamura and Rudy and Agnes Manibog; and great-grandparents Raymond and Marie Itamura, Soei Oshiro and Eileen C. Brum. Services: 3 p.m. March 22 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual or aloha attire.

Stanley Shigeru Kamiya, 73, of Waipahu, died Feb. 25. He was born in Kaiwiki, South Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Sterling and Stanton Kamiya, daughter Stania Maus, brother George, sisters Sally Moen and Eleanor DeCosta, and six grandchildren. Private services.

Itoe Kawabata, 82, of Mililani, a homemaker, died Monday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by husband Hideo; sons Michael and Lloyd; daughters Linda Yanagihara, Margie Suzuki and Trudy Yamauchi; brother Tameyoshi Tsunada; sisters Teruko Yamamoto and Shimako Matsumoto; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Toshiaki Kaya, 77, of Honolulu, a retired service representative, died Sunday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hazel K., sons Clayton U. and Steven, sister Sumie Fujimoto and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harold "Bear" Kepilino, 51, of Aiea, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipefitter and an Aloha Stadium Maintenance Department employee, died March 4 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Joseph K.; sisters Florence, Theresa, Burk, Genevieve, Margaret and Susan; and companion Frances Hussey. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Aiea. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Masako Kudo, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Feb. 26 in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Richard, Roy and Gary; sister Tsuneko Uehara; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Yoko Kumagai, also known as Richard Yoko Kumagai, 90, of Honolulu, a U.S. Merchant Marine wiper, died March 4 in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother James Y. and sisters Mildred A. and Harriet T. Suzuki. Private services.

Merwyn Hoopii Laeha Sr., 70, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a retired Honolulu Police Department sergeant, died Saturday. He was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Eleanor, sons Merwyn Jr. and Keith, daughters Lin Oi Nash and Ellawyn Kunitomo, sister Kawaihona Poy, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Big Island services to be held at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Joseph "Joey" Pineda Macapinlac, 60, of Honolulu, died March 4 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Minalin, Pampanga, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Nelia; son Joseph Jr.; daughters Joy and Jonelle; brother Angelito; and sisters Purita Carreon, Rosie Lumaque, Helen Canlas and Emiliana Ishidro. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Star of the Sea Parish, 4470 Aliikoa St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Ian MacFarling, 57, of Canberra, Australia, an Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies professor, died Monday in Honolulu. He was born in England. He is survived by wife Pamela, daughters Rebecca and Cecelia, and sister Dianne Proctor. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Fort DeRussy Chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment to be held in Australia at a later date.

John W. McDonald, 82, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, died Monday in Honolulu. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by wife Catherine; daughters Cameron McDonald, Susan Lynch and Robin Grigson; and two grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to a charity.

Jane Ann Medler, 90, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died Feb. 6 at home. She was born in Wisconsin. She is survived by husband John, sons Steven and Thomas Curtis, and brother Robert Kurteacker. Services to be held in New Mexico.

Richard "Dick" Mendonca, 74, of Capitola, Calif., a real estate broker and a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died Jan. 4. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Joyce, son Rick and brothers Melvin and Howard. No services. Donations suggested to American Diabetes Association, American Heart Foundation or charity.

Geraldine H. Moriguchi, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Punahou School secretary, died March 5 at home. She was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband George S., sons Paul and James, daughter Bonnie, brother Harold Miyashita and sisters Mildred Murata, Grace Hirota and June Tanaka. Private services.

Masanori Morita, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Thom Equipment bookkeeper, died Feb. 4 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yukiko and sons Michael K. and Roy T. Private services.

Richard Yuichi Nakama, 66, of Honolulu, died Feb. 20 in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Helen H. and sister Beverly S. Nishino. Private services.

Neal Mutsuji Narimasu, 57, of Kahului, an accountant, died Feb. 26 at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by parents Ichiji and Haruko; brothers Leonard, Bert and Leslie; and sister Lily. Private services.

Reynelyn Ramos Park, infant daughter of Raymond and Nelia, of Honolulu, died Feb. 17 in Kapiolani Medical Center. She is also survived by brothers Raynel and Kevin. Private services.

Jon Jerome Rhine, 62, of Kailua-Kona, an Interpace Inc. owner and manager, died Jan. 24 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hibbing, Minn. He is survived by wife Marianne R.; sons Jon B. and James J.; hanai son James Geoffroy; brothers Terry, Dennis, Jeff and Chris; sister Judy Hanners; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Antone Rios, 72, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a retired state park caretaker for Kalopa, Hawaii, and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, died Jan. 1 at home. He was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ruby; sons Reno and Jesse; daughters Laurie Moeller, Kathleen DeRego and Cynthia Rios; brothers Frank, John and Halmonico Jr.; sisters Evelyn Koikoinui and Lillian Rios; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. March 28 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Interment to follow. Casual attire.

Alissa Dawn "Lizzie" Robinson, 29, of King of Prussia, Pa., an entrepreneur, died Sunday at home. She was born in Hershey, Pa. She is survived by mother Christine Fitzgerald, grandmother Kathleen Freed, adopted parents Robin and Robert Freed, and sisters Jennifer and Rebecca Meyer. Services to be held in King of Prussia. Donations suggested to St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 84-5140 Painted Church Road, Captain Cook, HI 96704.

Kalli Ann Rode, infant daughter of Danielle J. Rode and Alston E. Thomas, of Kona, Hawaii, died March 3 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by sister Kiane L. and grandparents Diane P. Rode and Sylvia Thomas. Private services.

Momoyo Sadaoka, 76, of Lihue, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. employee, died Saturday in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by brothers Atsushi "Archie," Samuel, Harold, Allen and James Watanabe; and sister Mildred Sasaki. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Lihue Christian Church, 2943 Kress St., Lihue. Inurnment to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Joseph "Uncle Joey" Meril Samiere Jr., 41, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Fish Co. administrative manager, died Sunday in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by parents Joseph Sr. and Marie; brothers Wayne, John, Thomas, Paul and James; and sister Carolyn. Services: 11 a.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

Hidehiro "Charlie" Shitabata, 89, of Kapolei, a retired heavy equipment mechanic, died last Thursday in Kapolei. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Motoko, sons Francis and Jon, daughter Sarah Nakasone, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Owen Masao Sugihara, 43, of Pearl City, a Kimura Ya baker, died Feb. 16. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents David and Shizue, brother Ken, sister Yvonne and grandmother Shizuko Hamada. Private services.

Tony Sulenta, 87, of Pukalani, Maui, formerly of Ewa Beach, a Chevron Refinery operations manager and a U.S. Navy veteran, died Feb. 28 in Wailuku. He was born in Rocksprings, Wyo. He is survived by wife Ann, son John, daughters Toni Moody and Nancy Sulenta, caregiver Elroy Stupplebeen, sisters Linda Tomich and Donna Pedroni, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Association, Maui Chapter.

Hanako Tanaka, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Feb. 24 in Hale Nani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons George H. and James N., daughter Ruth T. Tagawa, brothers Yoshio and David Morita, sisters Helen Morita and Mary Abe, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kevin Troy Wolfley, 38, of Kailua, died March 5. He was born in Murray, Utah. He is survived by companion Sarah E. Perry, son Kaden K.P. Wolf, parents Leon and Barbara, brother Travis and sister Kim Conner. Services: 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Kailua Beach Park boat ramp.

Shinei Yonashiro, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Kapahulu Coffee Shop owner, died Saturday in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Stanley and Roy, and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.



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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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