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Obituaries
Wednesday, August 27, 2003


Leonard "Lenny" Berkitz, 91, of Kihei, Maui, died Aug. 23, 2003, at home. He was born in New York City. He is survived by wife Betina, sons Phillip and Terii, daughters Veia Swartz and Selma Peni, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Gilbert William "Gabby" Corrice, 81, of Orion, Ill., a Pearl Harbor survivor and U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II, died Aug. 23, 2003, at home. He was a frequent visitor to Hawaii and worked on the Hawaiian Open tournament volunteer committee. He was owner and operator of Gabby's drug store and was an Iowa/Illinois Gas and Electric supervisor. He was born in Pyrites, N.Y. He is survived by sons Dale L. and Jon; brothers Emeral, Thomas and Dale O.; sisters Fern Sheehan and Marcia Collins; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Services to be held in Orion.

Judith Vivienne "Judy" Dzura, 51, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a U.S. Agricultural Department inspector at Keahole Airport in Kona, died Aug. 24, 2003, at home. She was born in Leicester, England. She is survived by husband Rex A. "Stan," mother Vivienne Freeman and brothers Timothy and Jeremy Freeman. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo or Kona, Hawaiian Humane Society or American Cancer Society

Robert Katsutoshi "Bobby" Ezawa, 65, of Mililani, a retired meat cutter foreman for Schofield Commissary, died Aug. 6, 2003, in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Stephany K.N.; son Darren; daughter Tricia; brother Niles; sisters Arleen Okihiro, Ellen Takara, Iris Yonamine, Frances Tojo and Jenny Vierra; and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Karen N. Feliciano, 46, of Kahului died Aug. 21, 2003, at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Henry "Danny"; mother Beatrice; brothers Dennis, Alan, Gary and Leonard; and sisters Wanda Ishimine and Lorraine Feliciano. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku.

Rufina Mariano Flojo, 93, of Kunia died Aug. 15, 2003, in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Enriqueta "Enring" Tolentino and Carolina M. Basilio, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m.

George Herbert "Buck" Henshaw, 85, of Hawaii Kai, will be remembered in services 11 a.m. tomorrow at Makee family plot in Oahu Cemetery. Henshaw died Aug. 20, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu and was a set decorator, designer, director and U.S. Navy lieutenant commander who served in World War II. He is survived by niece Marsha B. Keen. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826.

Iwao Ino, 76, of Honolulu, a retired insurance agency manager for Equitable Life Insurance Society of the United States, died Aug. 24, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Miles; daughters Cheryl Donahoe, Joy Crane, Amy Tsuji and Wanda and Ellen Klaastad; brother Ichiro; sister Edna Yaatame; and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dorothy Fujiyo Kau, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Kalihi Palama Clinic licensed practical nurse, died Aug. 14, 2003, in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Fred and Bruce, daughter Naomi, sister June Saito and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Calvary-by-the-Sea Lutheran Church. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kaoru Robert Miyamoto, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Gas Co. supervisor and a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II and the Vietnam War, died Aug. 19, 2003, in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Geraldine M.A.; sons Stanford, Stewart and Noa Miyamoto and Teo Clemens; daughters Wilma Bockhaus and Kaila-Ann Spears; brothers Clarence, Ted and Walter; sisters Tomei Nitta, Sadie Kameoka, Evelyn Miyamoto and Ann S. Fukunaga; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private inurnment.

Akiko Muramoto, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Aug. 20, 2003, at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Takeo Nakatani. Private services.

Margaret Tsugie Nakano, 76, of Mililani died Aug. 20, 2003, at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Yukio; son Clyde; daughters Wendy Nakano and Sharleen Hirasaki-Putnam; brothers George and Richard Ishibashi; sisters Dorothy Ishimoto, Martha Fukumae and Michi Igawa; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Harry Nesom Jr., 86, of Hilo, a rancher, farmer and U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II, died Aug. 22, 2003, at home. He was born in Colorado. He is survived by sister Betty A. Harvey. Private services to be held in Colorado.

Hiroshi Onomoto, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Sears, Roebuck and Co. electronic technician, died Aug. 10, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Ernest and George T., and sister Chisako. Private services.

Ebenezer "Ben" Porter, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired U.S. Navy captain, died Aug. 22, 2003, in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Pensacola, Fla. He is survived by wife Jeanne; sons Erik, Blaik and Dane Wurlitzer; daughters Kathryn Porter, Lindsey Jones and Beau Barker; sister Gloria Scott; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's by the Sea in Kahaluu. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society, Windward Unit, 130 Kailua Road, Suite 102-B, Kailua, HI 96734; or a charity. Incorrect information ran in yesterday's obituary.

Edward David Vicente, 74, of Waianae died Aug. 18, 2003, at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Edward, Alex, Anthony, Donald and Arnel; daughters Mary-Jane Carreira and Elaine A. Vicente; brothers Manuel Sampaio and Frank, Albert, Antone, William and Alfred Vicente; sisters Margaret Branco and Catherine Tavares; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church, 85-786 Old Government Road, Waianae. Call after 11 a.m.

Jeanne Warburton, also known as Jeanne Lyons, 53, of Lawai, Kauai, a Koloa School teacher, died Aug. 20, 2003, in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Iowa. She is survived by husband Ranney, mother Mary Rubin and brother Ron Rubin. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Christian Fellowship Church in Koloa. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Jeanne Warburton Memorial Literacy, c/o First Hawaiian Bank, P.O. Box 250, Koloa, HI 96756.

Danford Nam Hoy Wong, 49, of Ewa Beach died July 31, 2003, in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Herbert and Lulu; brothers Dexter and Duane; and sisters Deanna Goo, Doreen Yahiku and Donna Wong. Private services.

Herbert K.K. Wong, 90, of Honolulu, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel auditor, died Aug. 12, 2003, in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Priscilla W. Muranaga and Patricia K.J. and Theresa K.I. Wong; sister Norma Au; and a grandchild. Private services.




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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