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Obituaries
Sunday, January 11, 2004


Harry Chong Au
Dec. 26, 2003
Harry Chong Au, 92, of Honolulu, owner of Au's Fire Extinguishers Co., died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Greg, Tony and Victor; daughters Shirley Wong and Jenny Eral; brother Eddie; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Casual attire.

Clayton Norman Bertelmann
Jan. 6, 2004
Clayton Norman Bertelmann, 57, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Kaupulehu Makai Venture cultural programs director and Polynesian Voyaging Canoe Hokulea crew member and captain, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He also was a Na Kalai Waa Moku o Hawaii co-founder and executive director and U.S. Air Force sergeant. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Deedee; sons Keali'i and Kaleo; daughters Pomai Bertelmann, Laua'e Sanchez and Kekoho Ferreira; brothers Glenn and Milton "Shorty"; sister Lynda; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8-10 a.m. Thursday at Makali'i Warehouse in Kawaihae, Hawaii. Additional visitation: 5-8 p.m. at family residence in Waimea. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waimea. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Waimea County Cemetery, Mormon section. Casual attire.

John Robert Blake
Jan. 2, 2004
John Robert Blake, 55, of Kahului, a retired automotive mechanic, died at home. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Katherine DeGenaro-Blake, son Sean, brother James and sisters Maureen Blake, Nancy Coats and Mari-Lynn Thornton. Services: noon Tuesday at Salvation Army. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Makawao Veterans Cemetery.

Wright Elemakule Bowman
Dec. 30, 2003
Wright Elemakule Bowman, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Kamehameha School teacher, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son William K.; daughter Lee C. "Maggie" Bowman Graham; brothers Waldo, Kent "K.K. Kaumanua" and Jan; sister Lani Holmes; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kamehameha Schools Bishop Memorial Chapel. Call after 12:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Saint Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Road, Honolulu 96817; King William Lunalilo Trust, 501 Kekauluohi St., Honolulu 96825; or another charity.

Adam J. Carvalho
Jan. 8, 2004
Adam J. "Bones" Carvalho, 73, of Hilo, a retired senior motor patrolman for the Hawaii County Police Department, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Charlene; sons Dominic and Duane; daughter Mary L. Arford; brothers David and Frank; sisters Cecilia Mattos, Eva Camara, Dorothy Carvalho and Barbara DeMello; and nine grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stanley Y.B. Ching
Jan. 4, 2004
Stanley Y.B. Ching, 49, of Honolulu, a chef, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Walter and Winifred, brother Stephen and sister Susan E. Private services.

Hesus Colon Sr.
Dec. 24, 2003
Hesus "Chu Chu" Colon Sr., 82, of Kapolei, a retired Freeman Guards Inc. security guard, died in Kapolei. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Winifred B.; sons Hesus Jr., Carl, Keith and Donald; daughters Darlene Cruz, Antonia Chong and Anna Starnes; brother Johnny; sisters Katherine Balga and Mary Sallas; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Ralph D. George Sr.
Dec. 23, 2003
Ralph D. George Sr., 91, of Waianae, a retired aircraft mechanic and U.S. Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by son Ralph D. Jr.; daughters Ellen Marie, Dawn, Darla and Sheila; sister Irene Cuzynski; and grandchildren. Committal services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Jeannine Dorsey Hendershot
Jan. 7, 2004
Jeannine Dorsey Hendershot, 74, of Haiku, Maui, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Missouri. She is survived by husband Trevor, sons William and Robert, sister Karen Horn and five grandchildren. Private services.

Virginia Kala Brown Kam
Jan. 7, 2004
Virginia Kala Brown "Kala" Kam, 89, of Wailuku, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son George P., daughter Eileen K. Sumera, brother Joseph Gabin, sister Elizabeth Kaopuiki, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Wailuku Door of Faith Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:45 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao.

Jeffrey P. Kavolius
Jan. 2, 2004
Jeffrey P. Kavolius, 45, of Reston, Va., a retired U.S. Army colonel, died at home. He is survived by wife Deidre, son Liam; parents Peter and June and sisters Linda Browne and Joanne Edwards. Services in Virginia. Donations suggested to National Cancer Institute, Neuro-Oncology Branch, Bloch Building 82, 9030 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Abraham Kalaniopio Kenolio Jr.
Jan. 4, 2004
Abraham Kalaniopio Kenolio Jr., 31, of Kahului, a mason, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by stepson Ethan K. Manaois-Bates, daughter Erica L.K. Ericson, fiancee Shawna M.L.L. Manaois, mother Earlyne K. "Noelani," stepfather Jaeson Tremaine, brother Aaron "Kalei," hanai brothers Jonathan "Beenee" Puahala and David "Kaonohi" Kaalakea III, sister Arnylle S. "Kanoelani" Kaihewalu, and hanai sisters Richelle "Uilani" Garcia and Shirlynne "Lala" Kaalakea. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pentecostal Faith Assembly Church in Kihei, Maui. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

Norman Fong Kui Lai
Dec. 31, 2003
Norman Fong Kui "Manny" Lai, 65, of Kaneohe, a retired Oahu Transit Services bus operator, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by children Christine Mei Lan Black, Dean Wesley Lai and Kimberly Mei Lin Proebstel; brother Timothy; sisters Cynthia Otani, Phyllis Shetler and Gwendolyn Lacy; and four grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eun Ah Morton
Dec. 31, 2003
Eun Ah Morton, 36, of Honolulu, a retired U.H. Cue owner, died at home. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by daughter Leilani, companion Glenn Himuro, father Min Taek Yi, brother Sam Yi and sisters Eun Seung and Kwang Hee Yi. Services: noon Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Clayton Takeshi Nawatani
Jan. 4, 2004
Clayton Takeshi "Clay" Nawatani, 49, of Honolulu, a carpenter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Shaun, Chaze and Cory; mother Henrietta Kuapahi; brothers Henry, Raymond and Eddie; and sisters Alice and Latitia Nawatani, Rita Alberts and Myra Byner. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 6 p.m.

Marcella Kuulei Quattlebaum
Dec. 28, 2003
Marcella Kuulei Quattlebaum, 87, of Mililani, a retired Public Works Center employee, died at home. She was born in Puna, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Marsha Alvarez; brothers Arnold and Allen Morgado; sisters Barbara Skelly, Rita Lee, Nellie Julian and Delphine Aki; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and noon Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Bernabe Kayanan Santa Maria
Dec. 26, 2003
Bernabe Kayanan Santa Maria, 90, of Waipahu, a retired Pearl Harbor Public Work Center employee, high school teacher and Philippine Scout, died in Center for Aging. He was born in Manaoag, Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Cresencia R.; sons Bernabe Jr., Blair and Edwin; daughter Frances McCann; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Wake: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8:45 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hannah Hihi'o Serrano
Jan. 7, 2004
Hannah Hihi'o Serrano, 97, of Lahaina, a homemaker and Lahaina Pineapple Cannery employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kahana, Maui. She is survived by children Josephine K. Pasco, Jane M. Caban and John K. and Joe Delatori; stepson Alfredo; 24 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and 38 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.

William Soon Sr.
Jan. 5, 2004
William "Pake" Soon Sr., 78, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government marine cargo specialist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary; children William Jr., Wilmette, Charles, Andrew, John and Phillip Soon and Germaine Szewczyk and Wilma "Lani" Meyer; brothers George, Ah Toon and Charles; sisters Esther Caspino, Liliana Chun and Bella Holomalia; 24 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 3 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual and aloha attire.

Asterio Arce Tagorda Jr.
Jan. 8, 2004
Asterio Arce Tagorda Jr., 57, of Paia, Maui, a Security Co. security guard, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Imelda A.; son Jerome; daughters Monette, Maritess and Marloue; brothers Orlando and Mario; sister Lorna; and seven grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private inurnment.

Leandra Benigno Tamayo
Jan. 7, 2004
Leandra Benigno "Lean" Tamayo, 94, of Paia, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Veronico, Frederic and Remedios; daughters Teresita Dayoan, Mildred Macalino and Anita Barcarse; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:15 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.

Yoshiko Tanimoto
Dec. 29, 2003
Yoshiko Tanimoto, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Rodney Y., daughter Joann E., brother Richard Masaki and sister Janet Mihara. Private services.

Shizue Uemura
Jan. 5, 2004
Shizue Uemura, 100, of Aiea, formerly of Hilo, retired Kilauea Store proprietor, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Herbert, Edward and Roy; daughters Kay Henderson and Lei Learmont; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii.

Mary Ann K. Vicens
Jan. 3, 2004
Mary Ann K. Vicens, 90, of Honolulu, died in Hale Nani Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ralph Jr. and Mercer "Chubby," sister Amelia Bruns, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, five hanai grandchildren, 13 hanai great-grandchildren and seven hanai great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Wilder Avenue. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Joseph Kaulei Villiarimo Sr.
Dec. 25, 2003
Joseph Kaulei Villiarimo Sr., also known as "Dose" and "Joe Tent," 58, of Hana, Maui, a singer and musician, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Barbara Clarkson-Villiarimo; sons Joseph K. "Bay" Jr. and Harold K. Villiarimo Sr., Glenwood "Boy" Tolentino and Joseph K., Shawn W.P., James K. and Shandle W.P. Merseburgh; daughters Donna J. Tolentino, Zavier J. Supebedia, Nessa L. Pascual, Zina J. Dabney, Zandra J. Merseburgh and Keo Pua; stepchildren Michael and Thomas Clarkson; brothers Federico, Dempsey and John; sisters Lorraine Nistal, Mary Haupu and Elizabeth Villiarimo; and 22 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows in Wahiawa. Call after 5:30 p.m. Additional service: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Maui. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Harriet Kahapalua Waiolama
Jan. 4, 2004
Harriet Kahapalua Waiolama, 85, of Honolulu, a retired city assistant parks director, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ricky; daughters Loke Hoohuli, Jeannie Andrewsen, Katherine Kauhane, Esther M. Waiolama and Pua Hernandez; brothers John and Gilbert Kaikainahaole; sister Mayrose Chung; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Kawaiahao Church. Call after 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

Clarence Gunichi Yamamoto
Jan. 6, 2004
Clarence Gunichi Yamamoto, 83, of Honolulu, retired Yama Brothers owner, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helen U.; sons Gary, Carl and Ronald; daughter Arleen Okemura; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden 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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