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Obituaries
Saturday, June 21, 2003


Betty Dong Moi Chee Alina, 84, of Honolulu, died June 7 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Raymond Y.H. Chee and sisters Amy C. Yim, Elsie C. Kong and Virginia W.L.C. Young. Private services.

Yoshino "Dorothy" Asato, 78, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a homemaker and a retired nurse for the former Pepeekeo Medical Clinic, died Thursday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Richard, daughters Caroline S. Yamasaki and Sharon Sakamoto, brother Toyoichi Teramoto, sisters Kazuno Endo and Haruyo Araki, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Sherry Bonney, 52, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired bartender, died last Saturday at home. She was born in Oregon. She is survived by parents William "Bill" and Betty Gray; brothers Bill, Richard and Steven Gray; sisters Anita Lattimore and Kathy Baty; and a grandchild. Private services.

Eliza B. Cordeiro, 55, of Waianae, a retired Hickam Air Force Base employee, died Thursday. She was born in Guam. She is survived by husband Herman; sons Keith and Cory; parents Jose and Matilde Benavente; brothers Mike and Peter Benavente; and sisters Evelyn Quinata, Annie Quichocho and Mary Benavente. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church in Waianae. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Renee P. Enos, 44, of Waianae, an Arcadia Retirement Residence nurse's aide, died June 9 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Norman; mother Diana Chong; brothers Rodney, Raymond, Raynard, Randy and Randolph Chong; sister Renita Johnson; and two grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes.

Adam Molina "Hawaiian" Hale Jr., 48, of Mililani, a retired Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died June 12 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Liane; sons Harry, Hubert and Keiki; daughters Haylynn and Deedee; brothers Donald, Ivan and Alvin; sisters Theodora Naderhoff, Ciara Copenhagen, Lavern Alexander and Germain Young; and seven grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Richard Edwin Heller, 50, of Waianae, a Radford High School teacher, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Franklin, Vt. He is survived by wife Kathleen J., sons Ryan Heller and Rusty Gerhart, brothers Ron and Robert, and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire.

Carlos J. Isnec, 94, of Lihue, a Lihue Sugar Plantation irrigator, died Wednesday in Lihue. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Monica; sons Emmanuel and Edgar; daughters Eileen Villatora, Estrellita Saiki, Emeline Aqui and Evangeline Hesapene; brothers Fermin and Rubin; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

Kuniko Kimura, 85, of Pukalani, Maui, died Thursday at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sisters Sally and Itsuko Kawachi, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Becky Yiu "Girlie" Lin, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Del Monte Foods supervisor, died June 7 in Leeward Integrated Health Services. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons William and Joseph, daughter Pearl Rodrigues, 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Eleanor Keliinalononoe Kaupu "Aunty Lii" Makida, 72, of Kahaluu Mauka, Kona, Hawaii, died June 10 in Kona Community Hospital. She is also survived by brother McKinley Davis. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

Sueko F. Onoe, 88, of Honolulu, died June 12 in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Pauuilo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Kenneth, daughter Hiroko Nakamura, sister Shigeko Hayashi and six grandchildren. Private services.

Louis Joseph Palea, 84, of Honolulu, died June 10 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by several nephews and nieces. Private services. Burial to be held at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Thomas Phillip Kotaro Pangorang-Yogi, infant son of Thomas K. Yogi and Lena G. Pangorang, of Kapolei, died June 7 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by sister Tatiana Tampos; grandparents Mary and Phillip Pangorang, John and Ruby Sylva and Pamela Yogi-Freeman; and great-grandparents Phillip and Elmira Pangorang and Josephine Rodrigues. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Friendship Bible Church, 91-1130 Renton Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 6 p.m. No flowers.

John "Buzzy" Santos, 62, of Kailua, a retired plumbing contractor and owner of Buzzy's Plumbing, died Monday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Lorraine, son John Christopher, daughter Leslie Velez, parents Manuel and Mary Lou, brother Paul Allen and sisters Frances Cox, Cynthia Kapahu, Louise Brown and Sue Nabarette. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Keepler Pandaraoan Sellona, 63, of Waianae, a retired Oahu Sugar Plantation heavy equipment operator, died June 6 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonida L.; sons Daniel, Frederick, Glenn and Gary; daughter Amelita; brothers Francisco Jr., Leopold, Antonio and Willy; sister Milagros Beltran; and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Leon Charles Shorter, 56, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a Verizon Hawaii PBX installer, died Monday at home. He was born in Indianola, Miss. He is survived by companion and caregiver Carole N. Wong, sons Lawrence C. and Aaron M., daughter Andrea D., mother Rosie L. and a grandchild. Services: 2:15 p.m. tomorrow at Kona Outdoor Circle Educational Center, 75-5995 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Call after 1:30 p.m. Burial to be held in Indianapolis. Casual attire. Leis welcome.

Virginia Siewertsen, 91, of Lihue, a commercial artist and a Marshall Field Department Store employee, died Monday in Lihue. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by nephews Ken Johnson and Bill Siewertsen, and nieces Robin Johnson, Ruth Erickson and Diane Siewertsen. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Ronal Eugene Smith, 54, of Fern Acres, Hawaii, a retired musician, died June 4 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Texas. He is survived by mother Doris, brother Dwayne and sister Dolores. Private burial to be held in Fresno, Calif.

Herbert Mitsuo Suzuki, 69, of Honolulu, an entrepreneur and owner of Herb's Grinds and Kool Spot, died June 13 in Honolulu. He also was a Servco auto salesman. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Herbert Jr., Tyson, Grant, Gregg and Garrett; daughters Latasha and Gwen Koike; brothers Edwin, Howard, Donald, Douglas, Glenn and Dennis; sisters Emiko Watanabe and Deanna Hayashida; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Bonnie-Ann Ventula, 52, of Honolulu, a city Department of Planning & Permitting employee, died June 10 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Crystal-Lawry V.M. Serai and Brandie-Collins Mandapat, sister Gloria Jean Thompson and three grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire.

Satoru Wauke, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Delight Soda Co. employee, died last Saturday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Bryan and Eric; daughters Gwen Sagapolutele and Charlene Wauke; brother Jacob; sisters Kimiko Koki, Hiroko Shimabukuro, Kiyoko Taba, Chiyoko Yoza, Edith Mihalco and Doris and Marian Wauke; and six grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. 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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