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Obituaries
Friday, April 18, 2003


James Russell Belew, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Public Works Center safety manager, died April 9 at home. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Lorraine G., son James R. Jr. and sister Esther B. Ayers. Private services. Donations suggested to American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or charity.

Miriam Lani Davis, 82, of Makaha, a retired state respite worker, died Monday in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clarence "Junior" and Stanley Hew Len; daughter Barbara Jean "B.J." Ah Mau III; companion Clarence "Blue" Williams; sisters Bernice Brickwood, Pearl Hew Len, Katherine Torres, Blanche Ramos and Yvonne "Blossom" Chaves; brother Kenneth Zablan; 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the cemetery.

George DeRamos Sr., 73, of Kaneohe, died April 8. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Miriam Tweedie Kahimulea; sons George "Buddy" Jr., Bob, Brian "Hawaiian" and Henry "BuBu"; daughters Georgettie "Kealoha" Calderia and Julie "Lehua" Kala'I; brothers John "Juicy" Joyce and William "Boy" Kupukaa; sisters Margret Ferreira, Isabella Texeira and Georgia-Mae "Kuuipo"; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: noon Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Susana E. Dixon, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Pan American Airlines employee, died Wednesday in Honolulu. She was born in Sanderson, Texas. She is survived by son Chris Jorgensen; daughter Deborah Jackson; sisters Alicia Lozano, Minerva Sanchez, Consuelo Gallardo and Oralia Martinez; and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Institute for Human Services.

Ernest Edward Favorite, 64, of Aiea, a retired Ilima Intermediate School employee and a Punahele Gallery owner, died last Friday in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Joyce; daughters Marissa Armstrong and Monica Favorite; brothers Richard, Clifford, Raymond, Walter and George; sister Shirley Strockis; and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice or American Cancer Society.

Donald Yoshi "Blue" Gushi, 69, of Ewa, a retired Ewa/Oahu Sugar Plantation employee, died April 9 in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Mary A.; sons Derek, Darryl B., Darren P. and Donald Y. Jr.; daughters Stephanie Sakamoto, Stacy N.A. Gushi-Rountree and Sheryl M. Gushi; stepfather Grevacio Blue; sisters Winifred Javiar and Cynthia and Jessie Blue; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 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.

George Leal Henry, 73, of Montgomery, Ala., a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, died Jan. 22. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Juli E. Ashworth, Gail Henry and Viki L. Collins; brothers Leslie M. and Lehman L.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. April 30 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Cathy Yoshiko Kawaguchi, 82, of Kailua, a retired cook, died last Friday in Hale Ho Aloha. She was born in Sendai, Japan. She is survived by caregivers mother-in-law Fumiko Kawaguchi and sisters-in-law Judy Diblanco and Diana Kawaguchi. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Beatrice Kam On Kim, 73, of Aiea, died April 9 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by daughters Lenora Ishihara and Cynthia Kim, brothers Herbert and Joseph Chun, hanai son Joshua Keakalauloa, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Mary F. Kraus, 76, of St. Augustine, Fla., a retired Bank of Hawaii collections clerk, died Nov. 17 in California. She is survived by sons James and Mathew, daughter Laurie Howe, a sister, a brother, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave. Scattering of ashes to be held in the afternoon. Donations suggested to a local hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Kenneth "Charley" H. Kuroiwa, 85, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. welder, died April 7 in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hideko "Marian"; sons Wade, Les and Gene; daughter Rene Iwasaki; brother Kiyoji; sisters Janet Hirayama and Jean Hirata; and six grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Roy Tadao Kuwana, 59, of Honolulu, a Hickam Air Force Base aircraft maintenance supervisor, died April 7 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Carolyn L.C., son Kirk R., daughter Keris R., father Henry H., brothers Henry C. and Robert S., sisters Yvonne M. Eichenberg and Karen S. Takamatsu, and a grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jean Singlehurst Mason, 76, of Honolulu, died Monday in Honolulu. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by son Michael, daughters Jeanne M. Chasey and Lynn M. Haia, sister Gay S. Fraser and six grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to March of Dimes.

Lynn Junichi Nishimura, 45, of Honolulu, a First Hawaiian Bank project management analyst, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He is survived by parents David and Tomeko, and brothers Deane and Steve. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

Robert A. Pelletier, 72, of Honolulu, a former Multi-Service Wholesaler's Inc. president, died Sunday in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dolores; son Robert Jr.; daughters Diana Van De Car, Kathy Mulliken and Mary Lehmann; brother Forrest; and 17 grandchildren. Services: 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

David Yale Rochlen Sr., 78, of Honolulu, founder and chief executive officer for Surf Line Hawaii and Jams World, died Sunday in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Keanuenue; sons Mark Alika and Pua; daughters Haunani, Kootchie, Nohea and K.T.; brothers Hartwell and Dusty; sisters Jill Warren, Kendis Moss and Gail Kelly; and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 11:30 a.m. outside the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. Loose flowers welcome.

Vivencio S. Savella, 81, of Lahaina, died April 10 in Kula Hospital. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Clemens, Abe, Willy, Alex and Percival; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Maria Lanakila Church. Call after 6 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku.

Lawrence Eiho Shiroma Sr., 86, of Kahului, died April 10 in Hale Makua in Kahului. He was born in Ninole, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Garrett "Boy," Garbiel "Jackie" and Homer "JoJo"; brother Kamazu Gusukuma; caretaker and niece Honor Gail Aipelena; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

John D. Stemick, 44, of Honolulu, died April 6 in Honolulu. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by mother Marcelle Bowles, brothers Steve and Joe, and sister Cindy Sabens. Private scattering of ashes at sea.

Cedric Shigeru Takamoto, 61, of Mililani, a city Department of Design and Construction Systems Rehabilitation civil engineer, died March 30. Incorrect information was printed in an obituary published yesterday.

Akiyo Tanaka, 95, of Keeau, Hawaii, a former Macadamia Nut Farm employee, died last Friday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Hajime, daughter Hatsume, brother Hisashi "Mike" Nouguchi, sister Miyuki Enos, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Puna Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Puna Buddhist Academy, c/o Puna Hongwanji Scholarship Fund.

Mabel Pauline "Polly" Wark, 86, of Lahaina, died Monday in Hale Makua in Wailuku. She was born in Oklahoma. She is survived by daughters Peggy Hoffman, Penny Hoopai and Pat Nelson; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Burial to be held in Illinois at a later date.

Dorothy Hanako Yamagata, 72, of Lihue, a retired federal government employee, died Saturday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by brothers Phillip and Ronald; and sisters Nancy Unemori, Edith Oride, Janet Yoshishige and Leatrice Tanaka. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at All Saints Episcopal Church. Call after 1 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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