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Obituaries
Thursday, May 15, 2003


Elizabeth Kuuleimomi "Sweetie" Ako, 71, of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Hawaii, a retired King Kamehameha Hotel waitress and an employee for the former Kona Inn Hotel, died Sunday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lancelot Sr., sons Lancelot Jr. and John, sisters Evangeline K. Macatiag and Hilda K. Keanaaina, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lanakila Congregational Church in Kainaliu, Hawaii. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery.

Haruko Mary Arakaki, 93, of Mililani, died Friday in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born on Hawaii. She is survived by sons Richard K. Miyashiro and Harry Y., Allen M., Dennis T. and Roy R. Arakaki; daughters Sandra F. Tanabe and Lillian M. Takata; brother Seishi Kishimoto; 10 grandchildren; and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Butler K. Arii, of Honolulu, a retired federal government employee, died May 5 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian, son David, daughter Jackie Tsuruoka, brothers Jack and Lawrence "Tatsuo," and three grandchildren. Private services.

Cecilia T. Bento, 83, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Medical Center registered nurse, died Friday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Edward J. Jr. and Arlen W.; daughters Gayle Jardine and Karen L. Andrade; brother Marion Tavares; sisters Irene Gaspar, Louise Miller, Roseline Greenwalt, Joyce Davis and Blanche Pakele; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Honomu Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to be held at Homelani Memorial Park.

Jett Galvez "MVP" Dinio, 15, of Kapolei, has been remembered in services. Dinio died May 3 in the Queen's Medical Center due to serious injuries from a car accident in Makakilo. He was born in Angeles City, Pampanga, the Philippines. He is survived by father Wilfredo; mother Ludivina Galvez; brothers Michael A., Jehan G. and Jan W. Dinio and Benjamin Galvez; and grandparents Benjamin and Rosita Dinio and Rafael Galvez.

Marian Adelaide Dunn, 94, of Anchorage, Alaska, a schoolteacher and a Velva Bergevin and William Shelton real estate company employee, died Sunday in Sterling, Alaska. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by daughter Rosemary. Services to be held in Anchorage. Donations suggested to American Heart Association, 1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99503.

Gliceria Dela Cruz Galutira, 85, of Waipahu, died April 19 at home. She was born in San Manuel, Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Abraham and Rogelio; daughters Norma Gose, Estrella Guevarra, Melba Tan, Elvira Tapiador, Heide Icarangal and Rosemarie Daez; 23 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Albert Grace, 83, of Pearl City, a retired aku boat captain, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kyle; sons Albert Jr. and Patrick; daughters Puanani Cruz, Lavanna Perez and Nalani and Maile Grace; 29 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Faith Christian Fellowship Office, Harbor Center, 98-025 Hekaha St., Suite 205. Call after 6 p.m.

Kai Kazuo Harada, infant son of Dean A. and Lynn S. Harada, of Mililani, died May 5 in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by grandparents Calvin and Diana Harada and Raymond and Joyce Watanabe; and great-grandmother Doris C. Hiramoto. Private services.

Hyun Sook Hyun, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by daughters Myong and Shin Sook, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Assembly of God-Good Samaritan Church, 2322 Kanealii Ave. in Pauoa. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Martha Sueno Inouye, 84, of Honolulu, a retired state employee, died May 7 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by husband Walter, daughter Eileen Ogata, brother Alec Furumori, sister Natsuko Takeshita, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Thelma Kawaguchi Jay, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Seed City owner, died last Thursday in Aiea. She was born in Kealia, Kauai. She is survived by sons Allan and Robert; daughter Susan; brothers George Kawaguchi and William Horton; sisters Victoria Spencer, Itsue Kaui and Louise Ebesu; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 11:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Lyle Anthony Limasa, 48, of Seattle, a salon owner of Illustrated Hair, died April 25. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet M. Ghidossi, father Andres, brother Guy and sisters Patsy Pearlman and Lynn R. Clarke. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. George Church in Waimanalo. Call after 10 a.m. Potted plants welcome. Casual attire.

Lilly Young Bok Nam, 75, of Honolulu, a retired food processor, died Monday in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Robert, son Jeffery, daughters Sandra Yonkers and Valerie Wind, brothers Robert and Chuck Ko, and four grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yolanda Puniho Whiting Fernandez Peters, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Health employee, died May 6 in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Vernael "Blackie," Vaughn and Vinson Fernandez and Jamethy Peters; daughters Penny K. Fernandez and Andre'a Peters; brother Austin K. Whiting; sisters Puna Ka'aiali'i-Ramos, Redlyn M. Kon, Lucy Whiting and Bernice Blalock; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Kamehameha Schools Bishop Memorial Chapel. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Austin Wells Rester, 63, of Honolulu, an electrical engineer for the U.S. Corps of Engineers in Honolulu, died May 4 in Honolulu. He was born in Baton Rouge, La. He is survived by son Daryl, brother William O., sister Joanie R. Brown and two grandchildren. Services to be held in New Orleans.

James Benjamin Silva, 87, of Mililani, a retired Dillingham Shipyard crane operator, died Sunday in Ka Punawai Ola Nursing Home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Annie L.K.; daughters Linda Stewart, Tanya Salcedo and Jayme Labajo; sister Angela Watley; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. May 23 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Alfredo G. Soliven Sr., 76, of Honolulu, died May 3. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Beravon; sons the Rev. Alfredo Jr., Fred A. and Frederick; daughter Laling Tarong; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Private services.

Rose Dorothy Tavares, 91, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died Friday in Ewa Beach. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son Harold "Woody," daughter Harriet Ishii, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Masasuke Toma, 82, of Aiea, died April 16 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Marge, sons Ronald M. and Jason M., daughter Terry Y. Mitsuda, brother Masaichi "Bill" Toma, sisters Hatsume Kaneshiro and Masako Oya, and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Private inurnment.

Tadashi Umamoto, 79, of Honolulu, a retired supply clerk for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Supply Center, died May 7 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Takako; sons Brian, Gary and Neal; daughter Irene; brothers Frank and George; sisters Fusae Shinno and Tsuruko Newcomb; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Charlotte Leilani Kama Vierra, 77, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a homemaker, died May 6 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Volcano, Hawaii. She is survived by son George W., daughter Evalani C. Kipilii, sister Lehua DeMello, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Kwock Hung Young, 80, of Ewa Beach, a retired Teletype operator for the U.S. Navy Communication Station, died May 6 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Kapaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sum M.; sons Jon, Joel and James; daughter Jann Tompkins; brother Kwock Wai Young; sister Kam Hoon Lee; and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.




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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