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Obituaries
Friday, July 25, 2003




Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Buckle, 67, of Hauula, died July 13, 2003. She was born in Lowell, Mass. She is survived by daughters Tracey McQuen and Jamie Pestana, companion John Boston, mother Jane W. Slaten and three grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Aug. 3 at Kailua boat ramp. Scattering of ashes to follow at Mokulua Islands. Reception to follow service. Leis welcome.

Randall K. Cardoza, also known as "Cadooz" and "Limboman," 38, of Ookala, Hawaii, a truck driver and heavy equipment operator, died July 17, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Priscilla; son Rieson; daughter Lyndele; parents William and Marjorie; brothers Leonard, Kelvin and Derrick; and sister Janelle. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Papaaloa. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kaiwiki Catholic Cemetery in Ookala. Casual attire.

Kum Chu Choe, 91, of Honolulu, died July 23, 2003, in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by son Dong Won Kim, daughters Myong Shim Campana and Yun Hee Im, and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Korean United Methodist Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Alice Makee "Baby" Cross, 70, of Honolulu, died July 20, 2003. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William; sons Matt, Kevin and Lance; brothers Robert and Maner Hite; and five grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to American Heart Association of Hawaii.

Jayden Keoni Garcia-Costales and Jeremiah Keoni Garcia-Costales, infant sons of John Garcia Jr. and Leilani P.L. Costales, of Honolulu, died May 24, 2003, in Kapiolani Medical Center. They were born in Honolulu. They are also survived by sister Kayla M. Costales and grandparents John Sr. and Linda Garcia and Robert and Anita Costales. Private services.

Stanley Glatt, 67, of Honolulu, a retired federal government accountant, died July 21, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Soon, son Donald, daughters Pamela Glatt and Janice Arnson, sister Irene Douglas and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Gladys Sumiko "Sue" Higa, 76, of Honolulu, a retired former co-owner of Higa Meat and Pork Market, died July 16, 2003, in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jerry and Barney, daughters Elaine Lizares and Pauline Wright, brothers Henry and Rodney Yoshihiro, sister Elsie Yoshimoto, caregivers Argenis Lambert and Connie Adona, 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 6 p.m.

Ethel Kealoha Ahulii Kamai, 96, of Kaupo, Maui, a homemaker, died July 22, 2003, in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kaupo. She is survived by sons William, Jacob and Lawrence; daughters Eleanor Bentz, Pearl Perry, Winona Goo, Victoria Castro and Linda Diego; 27 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Call after 7 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Puuiki.

Esther Bok Soon Kim, 90, of Honolulu, a retired office clerk, died July 15, 2003, at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son John Park, brother K.B. Chung, half brothers Daniel and David Lee, sister Mary Sur, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery.

Erwin "Dutch" Lenkeit, 86, of Honolulu, a former Marine Surf Waikiki Hotel chief engineer, died July 22, 2003, in Honolulu. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by sons Don and Bruce, and two grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes.

Solomon Kaiminaauao Malani Sr., 82, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a retired service truck driver for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died July 22, 2003, in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Laupahoehoe. He is survived by wife Josephine; sons Solomon Jr. and Marshall; daughter Norma Hentacutan; brothers Francis and Clement; sisters Mona and Bernice Malani and Lillian Kapuniai; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Laupahoehoe Congregational Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire.

Richard Allen McElroy, 63, of Waimanalo, a retired U.S. Army sergeant first class, died July 21, 2003, in Waimanalo. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by wife Eunice O.; sons Jory P.M., Richard J.E. and Eric A.K.; sister Judy; and five grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Letuli Olo Uluao Misilagi, also known as "Freddie Letuli," 84, of American Samoa, will be remembered in services 11 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Memorial Park in Waipio. Call after 9 a.m. Misilagi died on July 22, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa and was a paramount chief and the "Father of the Samoan Fire Knife Dance." He is survived by wife Patricia; sons Tommy, Tualauta, Tuia'ana and Uluao Letuli; daughters Lupelele Lausen, Tali'ilani Goeas, Teuila Ho Ching, Tanimalie Letuli and Ailua Atuatasi; sisters Tali'ilagi Letuli and Ailua Toloa; 28 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Additional services to be held in American Samoa at a later date. Aloha attire.

Mary Shizuka Morita, 73, of Aiea, a retired Sears Florist flower arranger, died July 11, 2003, in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Tsuruo, sons Roy and Dean, daughter Darlene Shimamura, brother Walter Kubota, sisters Nancy Yanagida and Evelyn Tamanaha, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Alberto M. Nieves, 20, of Honolulu, died July 23, 2003. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by parents Ramon and Sonia; brothers Joel, Rommel, Alvin and Ronaldo; and sisters Jenny, Gina and Analyn Nieves and Gemma Estandian. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines.

Nelson Yukio Nishimura, 55, of Kaneohe, a former bartender and waiter for Harbor Pub and the Point After, died July 1, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara J.; daughter Dedre J.S. Nielson; mother Shigeno "Loretta"; brothers Kenneth, Clifford and Herbert; sister the Rev. Harriet Saiki; and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Windward Missionary Church, 45-227 Iole St., Kaneohe. Call after 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Marion Tamiko Otsuka, 73, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, died July 11, 2003, in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by husband Horace H.; sons Gerald H., Keith H. and Kevin M.; daughter Iris M. Tom; mother Mitsuno Kunishige; sisters Jane Segawa, Edith Komatsu, Audrey Fujimoto and Judith Kunishige; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Susan Mary "Luna" Pettebone-Edwards, 62, of Kaloko, Hawaii, a performing artist and quilter, died July 22, 2003, at home. She was born in Hollywood, Calif. She is survived by husband Rhody L. Edwards, son Albert L. Police, daughter Alana M. Police, brother Allen Pettebone and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Aloha Theater in Kainaliu, Hawaii. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. at Calvary Community Church, 76-4295 Leilani St. in Kailua-Kona.

Harlene Esther Shiira, 57, of Honolulu, an Otis Elevator Co. administrator, died July 18, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenneth N., daughter Wendy Becker and mother Gladys L.T. Miyashiro. Private services.

Francis Takuichi "Swabby" Soares, 65, of Kalaoa, Hawaii, a former Kona Bowl control desk cashier, died July 21, 2003, at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Roberta A.; stepsons Harold, Darrell, Joel and Job Silva; hanai son Franklin K. Silva; stepdaughters Ruby Silva and Sabrina Molcillio; brothers Alexander Nakatani and Calvin Soares; sisters Alexis Sumida, Fay Kawagoe and Suzette Sylva; numerous step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kekaha Mauna Ziona Congregational Church in Kalaoa, Hawaii. Call after 4 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa, Hawaii. Casual attire.

William Patrick Sullivan, 79, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Navy captain and fighter pilot, died July 15, 2003, at home. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by wife Monnette "Lucky"; sons Richard and David; daughters Kelly Alessandro, Michelle "Mike" Kerr and Patricia Sullivan; brothers T.J., Robert and Donald; and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 210 Ward Ave., No. 222, Honolulu, HI 96814.

Margaret Dang Tran, 72, of Honolulu, died July 22, 2003, at home. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by husband James; sons Peter and Khang; daughters Kim, Tina, Christine, Angie and Rachel; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Tsugio Tsutsui, 84, of Pearl City, a retired Palama Shoe Co. shoemaker, died July 15, 2003, in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Puuloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Alice S. and brother Satoshi. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masato Uekawa, 97, of Honomu, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. machinist, died June 28, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honomu. He is survived by sister Fumiko. Private services.

Cynthia Mae "Cening" Umuiwi, 56, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, an office clerk, died July 20, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Donn S. Sabate; daughter Elena S. Ah Yo; mother Alfreda D. Jitchaku; brothers Walter Alexander and Byron and Aaron Jitchaku; and sister Patricia Kapuy. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Casual attire.

Dennis Masanobu Uyehara, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Caravan Island Tours employee, died July 16, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Tomoe; son Mark; daughter Colleen Maielua; brothers Masao, Masakichi and Masanori; sister Rachel Uchida; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Clarence P. "GoongGoong" Wong, 91, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Board of Water Supply finance comptroller, died July 15, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Kenneth W.G. and Norman W.Y., sister Dianna Orndoff, 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary, East Chapel. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10:45 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Phillip Kam Ming Wong, 83, of Honolulu, died July 23, 2003, at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Sui King; sons Albert and Chester; daughters Suzel Hayashi, Marty Wise and Sharon Yamamoto; sisters Violet Chu and Rose Young; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu West Chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sumie Yonemura, 91, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired coffee farmer and a macadamia nut company employee, died July 21, 2003, in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua. She is survived by son Larry; daughters Irene Omori and Gladys Kunitomo; sisters Namie Nishimura, Asako Kawasaki, Sueko Yamauchi and Lillian Fujimoto; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua. Call after 4 p.m. 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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