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Obituaries
Saturday, April 12, 2003


Macario Ramones Bulusan, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Gas Co. boilerman, died April 4 in Honolulu. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Ligaya, sons Macario Jr. and Joel, daughter Joycelyn Banas and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Leroy M. Chappell, 83, of Kaneohe, died April 4 in Kaneohe. He was born in Samantha, Ala. He is survived by wife Evelyn, son James, daughter Fay C. Kerr, sister Inez Shirley, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services and burial.

Eleanor Wai Lin Chun, 81, of Honolulu, died March 23 in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Andrew; brother Henry W.F. Lee; and sisters Wai Laan Cheng, Annie W.H. Mui and Wai Moi Wong. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Thursday.

Marlene Lokelani Helser-Kama, 45, of Ewa Beach, died Sunday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She is survived by husband Robert Helser Jr.; sons Edwin and Mark Kama and Lopaka, Likeke and Royce Helser-Kama; daughters Marlissa and Marlena; mother Sarah Bertilmann; brothers Daniel, Larry, Norman and Alvin Kama; and sisters Sarah Vines and Charlene Kalaola. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Geneviva Macabeo, 70, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died Wednesday in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Ewa Beach. She is survived by sons Renaldo, Steven and Donald; daughters Tessie Blume and Gloria Macabeo; brothers Frank and Jerry Kapuy; care giver Jerome Freitas; and five grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Catherine's Church in Kapaa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Stephen Ramos Manuel Sr., 63, of Anchorage, Alaska, a transportation industry retiree, died April 7 in Alaska. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Brenda; son Stephen Jr.; daughters Stephanie Wright, Suzanne Manuel and Shirleen Travers; brothers Carlos, Peter, Daniel, Lombord and Larry; sisters Leonora Manuel and Ewalani Kadowaki; and 12 grandchildren. Services in Alaska. Donations suggested to Alaska Kidney Foundation, 3000 A St., Suite 410, Anchorage, AK 99503.

Marianne "Mary" Matsushima, 73, of Waianae, died Sunday in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Stuttgart, Germany. She is survived by husband Seiju "Sam"; sons Michael, Randall and David; daughters Elizabeth Solmirin, Carol Luna, Dora Paaaina and Joyce Tenorio; brother Alfred Prun; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Annie Lewis McLain, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sister Ida Cannel, two grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Shunro Nakata, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Co. research chemist, died April 2 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Wendie Liu, brothers Toyoto and James Nakata, sister Haruko Shirai and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Kaitlyn Itsuko Nekoba, infant daughter of Robert and Roxanne of Honolulu, died March 26. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by twin sister Camryn and grandparents Charles Nekoba and Franchot and Bernice Uehara. Private services.

Arlene Kuuleiikawekiu Hoke Obrey, 70, of Honolulu, died Sunday in Kaiser Medical Center. She is survived by sons Ronald and John; daughters Robyn Hara, Sherry Chang and Shannon Miyashiro; sisters Marguerite Wong and Panana Alden; brothers Arthur Hoke and Panaewa Widemann; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Yoshio "Wallace" Shiroma, 85, of Hilo, a retired U.S. Army veteran of the 442nd Infantry during World War II and Kau Hospital x-ray and lab technician, died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Wailea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Setsu, son Royce, daughter Yvonne Inouye, sisters Arcinia Macanas and Debra Grovan, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Betsy Takeyo Tanaka, 76, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died April 1 at home. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Ivan and Gordon; daughter Lynne Slavish; brothers Harold and Harry Yamabe; sisters Edna Matsunobu, Bernice Asano and Sue Takahama; and seven grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gladys "Hayan" Hatsumi Umeda, 87, of Honolulu, died last Saturday in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Valerie, brothers Wally "Sada" and Ronald Iwamoto, and sisters Rose Mitsuyoshi and Margaret Iwamoto. Private services.



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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