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Obituaries
Friday, January 23, 2004


Thomas Annastas
Jan. 21, 2004
Thomas Annastas, 82, of American Samoa, a retired American Samoan government employee, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in New York. He is survived by sons Harold, Steve, George and Ernest; daughters Christina Annastas, Domina Kellog, Vaisuni Jackson, Diane Laulu, Bessie Williams, Ilena Talataina and Georgina Osa; 36 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services to be held in American Samoa.

Carole May Belle Beckett
Jan. 19, 2004
Carole May Belle Beckett, 73, of Kihei, Maui, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Marion, Ohio. She is survived by husband Ronald L., sons Blaine and Bruce, and five grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. today at Hope Chapel in Kihei. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Arthritis Foundation, Hawaii Branch, P.O. Box 380026, Honolulu 96838-0026; or the Kaunoa Senior Center, 401 Alakapa Place, Paia, HI 96779.

Jack Clair Bowles
Jan. 18, 2004
Jack Clair Bowles, 76, of Kailua, a retired merchant marine captain, died. He was born in Wichita, Kan. He is survived by wife Mary, son Mark, daughters Christine Miller and Melody Sato, brother Robert and five grandchildren. Private services.

Dorothy Elizabeth Burke
Jan. 19, 2004
Dorothy Elizabeth Burke, 96, of Kailua, a teacher and Honolulu Advertiser military social reporter, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Dillon, Mont. She is survived by sons Thomas and Edmund, hanai daughter Martha, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services pending.

Herbert Paul Dong
Jan. 17, 2004
Herbert Paul Dong, 71, of Kailua-Kona, a budget officer for the State of California and a U.S. Air Force veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Akron, Ohio. He is survived by wife Irene H.; sons Gordon and Mark; sisters Marie Mar, Ruth Leung, Florence Dong and Helen Gong; four grandchildren; and a hanai grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Mokuaikaua Church on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Grace Community Church.

Wilhelmina Maile Hoewaa
Jan. 14, 2004
Wilhelmina Maile Hoewaa, 65, of Wailuku, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by children Oliver Jr. and June, three sisters, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park.

Joan Edith Keahilaniwahinenohoikalukaweuweukauhakokaauamo Hoomanawanui
Jan. 2, 2004
Joan Edith Keahilaniwahinenohoikalukaweuweukauhakokaauamo Hoomanawanui, 68, of Honolulu, a Dole Pineapple Cannery packer, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kauai K.M.; son Joyson Kaauamo; daughters Edna Rivera, Lucille Greenstreet and Crystal Kaauamo; brothers John Jr. and Jonathan Kauhako; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Aiea United Methodist Church, 99-101 Laulima St.

Martha Louise Hosino
Jan. 17, 2004
Martha Louise "Lana" Hosino, 55, of Kahului, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by mother Alice Prito; stepfather Juanito Prito; brothers Augustine F. Jr. and Dennis Hosino and John Prito; and sisters Betty Jane "BJ" Uwekoolani, Enola Gay Hosino and Alberta Kinores. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary printed Tuesday.

Kini Kaidy
Jan. 9, 2004
Kini Kaidy, also known as Norma Kaidy, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Marta "Kat" Trombetta. Private services. Donations suggested to Sylvester Foundation.

Marianne Karplus
Jan. 11, 2004
Marianne Karplus, 93, of Kaneohe, died. She was born in Austria. She is survived by a grandchild. Private services.

Say Kato
Jan. 18, 2004
Say "Robert" Kato, 93, of Hawi, a retired Kohala Sugar irrigator, died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by son Gary; daughters June Tamouye, Eiko Kaohu and Sally and Susan "Natchan" Kato; brother Toshi; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hawi Assembly of God. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawi County Cemetery.

Amy Mariko Konno
Jan. 18, 2004
Amy Mariko "Marisho" Konno, 72, of Honolulu, a retired cosmetics sales representative, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard M., son Marc K., daughter Pamela Mafi, brothers Shiro and Lionel Yokoyama, and six grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Marok Leon
Jan. 21, 2004
Marok Leon, 83, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, formerly of the Marshall Islands, a retired U.S. Department of Defense carpenter in Kwajalein, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Jaluit Atoll, Republic of Marshall Islands. He is survived by wife Makiko; sons Russell, Francis N. and Leonard Leon and Stephen Joel; daughters Drusi Callan, Mary Silk, Rose Lewis, Meriba Barnachea and Paula, Takion, Maggie and Elisa Leon; brother Zackios; sister Neon Fernando; and numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Visitation: all night Sunday at Loek residence, 28-2914 Kaakepa St. Call after 2 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section.

Sam Chung Leong
Jan. 19, 2004
Sam Chung Leong, 91, of Pearl City, a co-owner of the former American Trucking Inc., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty; sons Donald, Stanley and Wesley; daughter Sharon Inamine; brothers Kenneth and Richard Leong; sisters Edith Tom, Dora Keuma, Bertha Lee and Betty Kim; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Susumu Mitsuda
Jan. 18, 2004
Susumu Mitsuda, 83, of Pearl City, a retired Honolulu Star-Bulletin employee, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Charlene; sons Michael, Jeffrey and Charles; and five grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Christina Muafono
Jan. 13, 2004
Christina Muafono, 58, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Aoa, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Gafatasi I and Gafatasi II; daughters Sive Maua, Alafau Muafono and Taelumane Tili; brothers Mapu Laofetau and Toiolelua J. and Peniamina Mapu; sisters Fiapaipaialii Sakaria, Jacinta Sa, Anna Aiono, Tuumafua Moimoi and Aimeamiti Farani; and four grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Maile Samoan Congregational Church. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Joshua Kaleialoha Perreira-Dias
Jan. 14, 2004
Joshua Kaleialoha Perreira-Dias, 18, of Waianae, a drywall installer, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Casual, mother Sandra Diaz, brother Christopher, sisters Melvine Diaz and Anastasia Gonsalves and grandparent George Perreira. Services and scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Sunday at Makaha Beach.

Mary Kahano Raiolo
Jan. 18, 2004
Mary Kahano Raiolo, 80, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Leonard Nuuhiwa, Douglas Rondon, Walter Joines and Francis and Anthony Raiola; daughter Laviena Baker; brother George Watanabe; sisters Marie Nuuhiwa and Mele Jones; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Shirley May Pang Risso-Hottendorf
Jan. 18, 2004
Shirley May Pang Risso-Hottendorf, 66, of Kaneohe, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village front desk manager, died in Kailua. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by husband Nick Hottendorf Sr.; sons William Sr., Kenneth and Steven Risso and Nicholas Jr., Ethan, Arthur, Titus and Yugan Hottendorf; daughters Melanie Oetomo and Luana Hottendorf; brothers Kenneth Jr. and Kenzie Pang; 27 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Chiyoto Watanabe Sato
Jan. 20, 2004
Chiyoto Watanabe Sato, 93, of Hilo, formerly of Ookala, Hawaii, a retired employee of the former Kaiwiki Sugar Co., died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Yoshikazu and Hisao; daughters Hisae Masaki, Chizuno "Janet" Tasaka, Mitsue Iwashita and Natsuko "Nattie" Ishizu; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Edith Mae Scully
Nov. 30, 2003
Edith Mae Scully, 48, of Honolulu, a Royal Lahaina Hotel employee, died at home. She was born in Princeton, Minn. She is survived by companion Les Hirokane; son Christopher Gritti; brothers Lee, Keith, Brian and Richard; sisters Dae Drummond, Joy Larson and Edna Przezdziecki; and a grandchild. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples.

Barbara Fumie Shibuya
Jan. 17, 2004
Barbara Fumie Shibuya, 70, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a paramedical aide, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honalo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Aranobu, son Bertram, daughter Leanda Varron, sisters Janet Denis and Sally Oyama, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Kona Seventh-day Adventist Church in Captain Cook, Hawaii, across from the Manago Hotel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Winifred Napualeialohaakuku Kekoolani Silva
Jan. 20, 2004
Winifred Napualeialohaakuku Kekoolani Silva, 65, of Hilo, a retired salesclerk for the former Pay Less Store in Hilo and Pahoa Elementary School educator, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kalopa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Rockwell K., Lyle H. and Derek A.; daughters Garnet K. Kuahiwinui and Jade P. Silva; brothers Charles P. and Henry P. Kekoolani; sisters Katherine K. Dambley and Myra K. Chartrand; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave, Hilo. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery Mormon plot.

Jerry Jerome Smith
Jan. 18, 2004
Jerry Jerome Smith, 57, of Kailua-Kona, owner of JNK Services and former dairy farm owner, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Denver. He is survived by wife Kelly, sons Paul and Scott, daughter Connie Divine, brothers David and Daniel, sister Laura Josefsen and three grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Old Kona Airport, events pavilion, in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kelly Smith, P.O. Box 1630, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

Natsuko Tenebro
Jan. 9, 2004
Natsuko Tenebro, 91, of Lanai City, a homemaker, died in Lanai Community Hospital. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Manabu Kunitake, sister Amy Tari and caregiver Mieko Fujimoto. Private services.

Junichi Tomita
Jan. 17, 2004
Junichi Tomita, 87, of Honolulu, a retired pharmacist and owner of City Pharmacy, formerly known as Pensacola Drugs, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. He is survived by son Russell; daughters Pat Yasunaga and Irene Jackson; sisters Sumiko Kodama, Misao Noguchi and Shizuko Kira; caregiver Sam Fujii; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary, east chapel. Casual attire.

Eric W. Twelmeyer
Jan. 15, 2004
Eric W. Twelmeyer, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Iron Works employee and Lewis & Cook employee, died. He was born in Milwaukee. He is survived by son Russell, sister Elfeida Krause, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Kuakini Geriatric Care or Alzheimer's Association.

Kam Wase
Jan. 20, 2004
Kam Wase, 52, of Ewa Beach, a Marshall Island government human services director, died. He was born in Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands. He is survived by wife Ruthyne; sons Wase Wase, Joseph, Richard, Henson and Kam Jr.; daughters Rutham, Elizabeth and Maggie; brothers Belma, Alooysiusus, Henson and Langeo; sisters Heney Morris, Jina J. Robert and Mary and Mise Jacklick; and a grandchild. Burial to be held at Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands.

Harold Harry Wilfong
Jan. 16, 2004
Harold Harry Wilfong, 73, of Honolulu, owner of Interior Designs and Squeaky Clean, and a retired state Department of Education administrator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Greenfield, Ind. He is survived by sister Ruth Clifton. Scattering of ashes to be held at Kamuela, Hawaii.

Jane Kazuko Yamamoto
Jan. 1, 2004
Jane Kazuko Yamamoto, 75, of Waipahu, a retired Kaiser Punawai Clinic cashier, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Isamu, son Dustin T., daughter Coleen M. Nakano, brothers Tadashi and Herman T. Toma, sister Charlotte Y. Hata and two grandchildren. Private services.

David Houng Yamane Sr.
Jan. 17, 2004
David Houng Yamane Sr., 81, of Waianae, a retired Hawaiian Humane Society poundmaster, died at home. He also was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Puako, South Kohala. He is survived by wife Eleanor; son Ernest Sakoda; daughters Patricia Yamane, Geraldine Sakoda and Bernadette Kealoha; hanai daughter Noreen Awong; brothers George Kaono and Michael, Jesse and Hans Wedemeyer; sisters Irene Cordeiro-Vierra and Mona and Pansy Medeiros; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rita Catholic Church, Nanakuli. Aloha attire.




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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