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Obituaries
Tuesday, July 8, 2003


Isao Ashida, 73, of Honomu, Hawaii, a former principal for Hookena School, Naalehu School and Keaau School, died June 25 at home. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Arlene; son Todd; brothers Harold and George; and sisters Masaye Kuwahara, Sally Bushaw and Mildred Takahashi. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Naomi Leiokanani Clark "Ami" Balino, 68, of Aiea, died June 25 in Kaiser Malama Ohana. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband George Jr.; sons Lee E.K., Kevin L.K. and Kalani K.; daughters Cherilyn K. Mahoe, Naomi K. Gonsalves and Lori Ann I. Balino; brothers Edmund Jr. and Mark W. Clark; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Sotera Corpuz Bartolome, 87, of Honolulu, died June 22. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 8:15 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount. Call after 7:15 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Sunday.

Jean Ann Brandt, 62, of Kihei, Maui, a medical radiologist technician for Maui Radiology Consultants, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Minnesota. She is survived by husband Thomas, son Edward Charnock, daughter Erin Charnock, mother Loretta Eckroth, brothers Peter and Ronald Gludt, and sister Janet Pittenger. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Matthew Moses Ehikuokalani Brzezowski, 7, of Nanakuli, will be remembered in services 7 p.m. Friday at Kaneohe Missionary Baptist Church. Call after 6 p.m. Matthew and his father, Paul Brzezowski, were killed by a van on Farrington Highway on June 27. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Donnalynn; brothers Paul, Roman, Bruce and Peter; sisters Donna and Betty; and grandparents William Domen and Sylvia McShane. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Sunday at Pokai Bay Beach Park. Aloha attire.

Paul Jay Brzezowski, 48, of Nanakuli, will be remembered in services 7 p.m. Friday at Kaneohe Missionary Baptist Church. Call after 6 p.m. Brzezowski and his son Matthew died after being struck by a van on Farrington Highway June 27. He was born in Honolulu and was a city Auto Equipment Services main yard tire repairer. He is survived by wife Donnalynn; sons Paul, Roman, Bruce and Peter; daughters Donna and Betty; brother Raymond; and four grandchildren. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Sunday at Pokai Bay Beach Park. Aloha attire.

Allen Franklin Catrett Jr., 51, of Kohala, Hawaii, owner of A. Catrett Contracting, died June 20 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Isabel "Izzy" Kalaau-Catrett; son Pono; daughters Noelani Catrett and Tia Kalaau-Catrett; brothers Edward and Gary; and sisters Lana Lewis, Edwina Kim, Luana MacLoves and Laureen Shimono. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Kawaihae Canoe Club, Small Boat Harbor. Call after 12:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Catalino Gragas, 65, of Wailuku, a plumber, died June 29 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Catalino Jr.; daughters Melvanette, Marvalee and Danielle; hanai daughters Sanoe Apolo and Jackie Atienza; mother Felipa; brothers Raymond, Phillip, Albelardo, Antonio and Robert; sister Linda Maluenda; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. No flowers.

Virginia Momilani Hamakua, 60, of Waimanalo, died June 29 in Castle Medical Center. She is also survived by sister Joenetta Hamakua. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Sunday.

Susumu Hata, 86, of Hilo, a retired Y. Hata and Co. manager, died June 30 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Dorothy; sons Ronald, Calvin and Harold; brothers Yoshimi and Frank J.; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Clarence Holokai Sr., 82, of Waianae, a retired Hawaiian Airlines lead mechanic, died Friday at home. He was born in Peahi, Maui. He is survived by wife May; son Clarence Jr.; daughters Julia Holokai, Clarene "Pua" Joiner, Leone Holokai-Magallanes and Desiree Tavai; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Entombment: noon at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire. Leis welcome.

Vivian Sumiko Koide, 80, of Pearl City, a retired Manana Elementary School cafeteria cook, died last Tuesday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kahaluu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Seiichi, sons Kerry and Bert, daughter Cindy Wong, sisters Nancy Egami and Doris Fujiwara, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Emilio Llego, 93, of Kapaa, Kauai, a rice farmer in the Philippines, died June 27 at home. He was born in Umingan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Cresencia; sons Romualdo, Hilario, Lodovico, Elpidio and Joe; daughters Pelagia Suetos, Fina Andres, Jane Udaundo and Ester Dacuycuy; sister Marcela; 21 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lihue United Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Amy Lee Odegaard Lopez, 31, of Waianae, died Wednesday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by husband Elbert; son Michael P.; daughter Virginia K.; parents Mr. and Mrs. Mike Odegaard; brothers Mickey, Russell and Eric Odegaard; and sister Mary Crystal. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church, 85-786 Old Government Road, Waianae. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Manuel Ramoran Magaoay, 83, of Waipahu, formerly of Lanai City, a retired Pineapple Dole Co. employee in Lanai City, died June 9 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Juan "Johnny" and Aricio; daughters Esperanza Acob, Florencia Aceret, Florentina Magaoay and Maria N. Jacinto; brother Irenio; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Alfred Cabuag Mina, 92, of Lebanon, Ore., formerly of Salt Lake, a Honolulu Rapid Transit employee and a retired Tripler Army Medical Center employee, died June 19 in Lebanon. He was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Valerie; sons Michael T., Alfred T. Jr., Ernest T. and Ronaldo T.; daughter Linda T. Miller; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Salt Lake. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: noon Saturday at the church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Joseph H. "Braddah" Moiha Jr., 48, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a Mauna Kea Beach Hotel grounds maintenance man and a retired Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died June 28 in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Liz, son Joseph H. III, daughter Sherryann, stepdaughter Katie Morris, sister Mildred and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waimea Door of Faith Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Waimea County Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Violet Mitsue Morioka, 82, of Ewa Beach, a retired city Budget & Finance Department account clerk, died Thursday in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Marcia Keaulana, brother Larry Sasaki and sister Ellen Yokoi. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Beatrice Wong Northway, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Military Air Transport Service ground agent for the federal government, died Thursday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Solomon Wong and sisters Caroline Hurd and Dorothy Liu. Private services.

Janet Okabayashi, 78, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died Saturday in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Frederic T.; daughter Christine; brothers Stanley S., Richard, James S. and Harry K. Kawabata; sisters Gloria Ajifu, Shizuko "Sue" Obanan and Helen Starnes; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Jiro Onoye, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Shimaya Shoten vice president, died Wednesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen N., daughters Cheryl Kojima and Debbie L. Soon, brothers Ichiro and James, sisters Kazuko Ishida and Grace Sonoda, and six grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gordon Michael Pekelo Sr., 69, of Pearl City, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel supervisor, died June 20 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Loretta L.; sons Gordon Jr., Jason and Jacob; daughters Gordynne Perkins and Mei Lan Baker; brothers James, Hubert and Hale; sisters Elmerette Lee, Dolly Dayoan and Leimomi Takata; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Zeke Haruichi Sakurai, 83, of Waipahu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee and a U.S. Army veteran, died Thursday in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Masae, son Raymond M., daughter Emiko Watanabe, brothers Harry and Ben N., sisters Umeko Sakuma and Marge N. Carpenter, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shirleyann Mahealani Tagovailoa, 35, of Nanakuli, a Propark Inc. parking attendant, died June 23 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Penisimani Mafi; sons Anetone K., Benny P. and Aogamalie T. Aviata; daughter Ladijodeen H. "Nasuko" Aviata; father Aogamalie Ulu T. Aviata; mother Haroldeen Aviata; brothers Anetone T. Tagovailoa, Lionel Barozo and Willie and Anthony Aviata; sister Tonette N. Wise; and grandparents Leemo and Martin Bernard. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave., Nanakuli. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Norma Evangelista Viernes, 59, of Honolulu, died last Tuesday. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1352 Liliha St. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Saturday.

Ron Wishart, 78, of Honolulu, formerly of New Zealand, a retired company owner, died Saturday at home. He was born in Leeds, England. He is survived by wife Betty, son David, daughter Catherine and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. today to 5 p.m. tomorrow at Wishart residence, 205 Kawaihae St. No. 4, Honolulu. Services: 7 p.m. at Borthwick Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. For more information, call 396-0656.

Pak Wing Yip, 81, of Honolulu, a retired cook, died Saturday in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Pun Yu, China. He is survived by wife Kam Fung; sons Fo Cheung, Foo Chau and Guy and Harry Yip; daughters Fu Wai Chu and Helen Len; sisters Pak Chee and Pak Ching; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.




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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