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Obituaries
Tuesday, September 16, 2003


Earlie Mae Bridges Anderson, 77, of Aiea and Moultrie, Ga., a Department of Education educator, died Aug. 21, 2003. She was born in Colquitt County, Ga. She is survived by son Albert III, brother Melvin Bridges and sister Flora Bridges. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Aiea Methodist Church. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Samuel Benson, 76, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, died Sept. 4, 2003, at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Joseph W., John D. and Earl F.; and sisters Catherine B. Downey and Lois Reeves. Services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after noon. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Mary Silva Calistro, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Sept. 7, 2003, in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Anthony, daughters Lorita A. Calistro DeRego and Lorraine Calistro Albright, brother Joseph Silva, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kaimuki. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Clara Chun, 78, of Honolulu, died Sept. 11, 2003. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by sons Ronald and Douglas, daughters Lelene Chinn and Bea Chun, sister Grace and two grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Robert McDade Clark, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Pacific Century Trust Co. vice president, died Sept. 12, 2003. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Muriel J.; son Steven M.; daughters Bonnie J. Mamalakis, Lynn M. Clark, Donna A. Leik and Darlene C. Azevedo; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Partners Relief and Development, P.O. Box 1776, Escondido, CA 92033.

Donald Edward Gentert, 64, of Honolulu, a landscaper, died Aug. 27, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hillrose, Colo. He is survived by wife Caridad S., daughter Elsiejo, mother Beulah and sister Lafernrae Lintermoot. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 640 Puuhale Road, Kalihi. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Itsuyo "Nancy" Higaki, 86, of Lanai City, a retired state employee, died Aug. 17, 2003, in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Kaiaakea, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Kazuto "Richard"; daughters Katherine "Kathy" Baza, Eunice Enomoto, Bessie Tamashiro and Lynette Menze; sisters Misao Watanabe, Shizuko Tanaka and Sadami Hamamoto; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lanai Hongwanji. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gordon Maikai Kaluahine Jr., 47, of Lihue, a caregiver, died Sept. 10, 2003, in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Terisita "Teri"; sons Isaac and Aaron "Kamu"; hanai son Kalani; mother Cha Cha; brothers Joel "Kala," Fredstan, Ty and Clyde; and sister Gordean. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Kenneth Kin "Ken" Kam, 88, of Honolulu, a retired federal government employee for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, died Aug. 20, 2003, at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Winston K.S.; daughters Winona M.L. Wong and Joline M.L. Goo; two stepchildren; brother Clarence; sisters Mildred Weatherwax, June Kawasaki and May Mayo; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary, east chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Frederick Ryomatsu Kotani, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Gas Co. warehouseman, died Sept. 10, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nobuko; son Keith; daughter Stacey; sisters Ruth Onaga, Stella Shimabukuro and Winifred Ota; and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Elizabeth Mahoe, also known as "Lee" or "Tutu," 70, of Kailua, a retired Lauliilani's Lei Stand owner, died Sept. 12, 2003, in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Waiahole. She is survived by husband Howell K. Sr.; sons Rob, Guy, Wendell and Rayton Oyadomari and Walton and Howell K. "Chinky" Mahoe Jr.; daughters Maka Wong, Roberta Akana, Regina Umetsu, Lynn Benoza, Malia Bajet, Lani Decker, Renee Minton and Johanna Gerona; sister Helen Shelby; caregiver Doug Texeira; 30 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

Julia Rivera Mohika, 90, of Nanakuli, a retired United Service janitor, died Sept. 12, 2003. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by stepson Louis Feliciano, daughter Virginia M. Carlos, 16 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Services 7 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11:45 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Richard Rikiso Ogawa, 88, of Waipahu, a retired warehouseman, died Sept. 6, 2003, in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son Roy, brothers Masao and Henry, sister Helene Hamada, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sabina A. Palmin, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Queen's Medical Center employee, died Sept. 11, 2003, in Honolulu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Tamio Kunihiro; sons Sesario, Rodrick, Eugene, Anthony and Jesse Parinas; daughters Anacleta Tabaldo and Aline Parinas; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Rosary: 6 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Services to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Margaret T. Sass, 84, of San Pedro, Calif., died Sept. 14, 2003, in California. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Gilbert Lau and Harold Sass; daughter Shirley Allen; brothers Peter, Andy, Daniel and Leonard Trochez; sister Hattie T. Harper; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services to be held in San Pedro.

Ryan Takao "Taka" Shinyama, 46, of Lahaina, a former Kapalua Hotel maintenance man, died Sept. 4, 2003, in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Cupid, daughters Brandie and Sherrie, mother Fumie, brother Neal and sister Cheryl Kohagura. Private services.

The Rev. Andrew Leonard Stone, 60, of Honolulu, a pastor, preschool administrator and engineering company accountant, died Sept. 9, 2003. He is survived by son Thomas, mother Muriel and brother Allen. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Windward United Church of Christ, 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kailua. For more information, call the Diocese of the Hawaiian Islands at 261-7008. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Shigeru Taketa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Lonestar Industries welder, died Sept. 9, 2003, in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Myles and Russ, daughter Verda Masuda, brothers Tomiichi and Yoshihiko, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Julian Tavares, 85, of Honolulu, died Sept. 5, 2003, in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by brothers Lawrence and Richard; sisters Alexa Inciong, Linda Blyleven and Matsu Ornellas; and caregiver and nephew Howard. Private services.

Marion Fusipala Uperesa, 72, of Hauula, a retired Kaiser Permanente Foundation communications supervisor, died Sept. 10, 2003. She was born in Tutuila, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Keith and Kevin; daughters Renee, Robin and Rochelle; brother Donald Sa'aga; sisters Matilda Lolotai and Lamala Scanlan; and five grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire. No wreaths.

Larry Medrano Velasco, 27, of Ewa Beach, a Grace's Inn employee in Aiea, died Aug. 26, 2003, at home. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Fea V.; sons Larry J. and Lawrence J.; parents Agustin and Catalina; brothers Grizaldy, Perfecto, Ferdinand, Alex and Agustin; and sister Corazon. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Abel Waiolama Sr., 80, of Waipahu, died Sept. 2, 2003, in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Abel Jr.; daughter Doreen K. Grace; brothers Henry, Solomon, Castle and Herman; sisters Queen Emma Leong and Carol Ramos; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Yoshimasa "Tony" Yamamoto, 89, of Kapaa, Kauai, a restaurant owner, died Sept. 13, 2003, in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kapaa. He is survived by wife Yoneko, daughter Merle E. Osaki, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. today at Kauai Memorial Gardens. 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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