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Obituaries

Friday, May 13, 2005






Santos Tito Begas
May 5, 2005
Santos Tito Begas, 83, of Haina, Kauai, a retired Honokaa Sugar crane operator, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. He is survived by son Timothy A.; daughters Delma Case and Valerie and Tammy J. Begas; stepdaughter Gladys Nelson; sisters Francis Otis and Cancho Amay; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes, Honokaa Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ann L. Clark
May 8, 2005
Ann L. Clark, 91, of Honolulu, a registered nurse, educator, author and researcher, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Bel Air, Md. She is survived by nephew Christopher Ray and niece Nancy Ray. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's Cathedral. No flowers. Donations suggested to Ann L. Clark Nursing Research Fund, c/o Hawaii Nurses Association, 677 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 501, Honolulu 96813; or American Association of University Women Ann L. Clark Nursing Scholarship, 1802 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu 96822. Additional information for an obituary printed yesterday.

Leonard Ku Diorec Sr.
May 10, 2005
Leonard Ku Diorec Sr., 70, of Kahului, a retired Nakamura Mortuary mortician in Maui, died in Kahului. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Christina; sons Leighton and Leonard; daughter Ramona DeRamos; brothers Richard, Jose Jr., Anthony, Patrick and Allen; sister Madeline Lorenzo; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Christ the King Church in Kahului. Call after noon. Additional services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary in Honolulu. Call after 4:30 p.m. Flowers welcome at Nuuanu Mortuary only.

Rose Moniz Enos
May 10, 2005
Rose Moniz Enos, 93, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons William C. Enos and William Stewart; daughters Rose M. Radakovich, Betty Jane Macias, Barbara A. Filkins, Marilyn C. Moura, Loretta M. "Lori" Arruda, Lorraine E. Kau and Linda L. Liwai; brother Francis Moniz; 29 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Merne C. Farrell
May 9, 2005
Merne C. Farrell, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Bay City, Mich. She is survived by son Tom, daughter Joanne, brother Bud Mackenzie and sister Margaret Soper. Services: 8 a.m. today at Central Union Church. Burial: 9:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Bernice Lau Gan
May 3, 2005
Bernice Lau Gan, 76, of Honolulu, a retired teacher's assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George; sons Owen, David, Brian and Colin; brother Milton Lau; sisters Doris Ching, Colleen Ng and Dorna Layer; and a grandchild. Services: noon Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Evalyn Kaimanakealoha Aishiteru Inada-Au
May 6, 2005
Evalyn Kaimanakealoha Aishiteru Inada-Au, infant daughter of James Inada and Jina Malunao-Au of Volcano, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is also survived by grandparents David and Elena Au and Steven and Janice Inada. Services to be held at a later date.

Roxane K. Kaleleiki
May 2, 2005
Roxane K. Kaleleiki, 39, of Aiea died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Marilyn and Virgilio Mateo. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Diane A. Kawakami
May 9, 2005
Diane A. Kawakami, 18, of Lawai, Kauai, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by parents Galen and Linda, and brother Bransen. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Koloa Union Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dorothy Young Nee Kuniyoshi
April 28, 2005
Dorothy Young Nee Kuniyoshi, 86, of Wahiawa, a retired federal government clerk at Barbers Point, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Robert S.; sons Richard O. Tsuchiya, and Patrick G. "Pudgy" and Steven W. Kuniyoshi; daughters Iris A. Au and Sandra L. Kuniyoshi; brothers Thomas, Vaughn and Barney Kim; sister Dolly Kawasaki; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Anna Kapuaikaiu Lau
April 6, 2005
Anna Kapuaikaiu Lau, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired salesclerk, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Brenda McClure, sister Hilda Wong, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Ronald Yasutada Maeda
May 9, 2005
Ronald Yasutada Maeda, 64, of Honolulu, a Federal Aviation Administration electronic technician, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jennifer G., stepdaughter Sharina M. Guarino, brother Steven and sisters Rachel Comeaux and Jaynee Nakamura. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nancy Aiton Miller
May 7, 2005
Nancy Aiton Miller, 56, of Honolulu, a retired Earl Thacker Realty employee and a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Joplin, Mo. She is survived by husband John; children Karl, Candice, Scott, Jeff and Sarah Miller, and Justin Akana; and sister Jane Soo. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Melvin Ray Perry Sr.
May 6, 2005
Melvin Ray Perry Sr., 75, of Kaneohe, a retired service manager, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cerelina; son Ron; daughters Joylene Phelps, Yvonne Silva, Holly Valdez and Melanie Austria; sisters Betty Oue and Rose Oreta; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Eulogy: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Ann Church in Kaneohe. Call after 9:30 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Wayne Purvey Sr.
May 8, 2005
Wayne Purvey Sr., 45, of Kapolei, a retired Army National Guard veteran, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Baltimore. He is survived by wife Divinity; sons Wayne Jr., Justin and Bryant; daughters Senchal and Brittany Johnson; sisters Carolyn Jefferson and Constance Brooks; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

John Patrick Rapozo
May 9, 2005
John Patrick Rapozo, 63, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a National Tropical Botanical Garden facility manager, died at home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Florence; sons John Jr., Wayne and Chad; daughter Cheree Vasconcellos; brothers George and Manuel; sisters Louise Ibsen and Angeline Suzuki; and 10 grandchildren. Mass: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Junior Leton Roper
April 29, 2005
Junior Leton Roper, 72, of Kailua, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Public Works Center boiler tender, died at home. He was born in Grady, Ark. He is survived by wife Mary Lou, sons Larry and Russell, daughter Jennifer Furuike, brother Frank and seven grandchildren. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

William John Soares Sr.
May 5, 2005
William John "Billy" Soares Sr., 55, of Honolulu, a retired McCabe, Hamilton and Renny employee, died in St. Francis-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son William J. "Guy" Jr., daughter Lana, father Joseph D. Jr., brother Joseph R. "JoJo" and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 9-10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Richard Ichigaku Tanimoto
May 3, 2005
Richard Ichigaku Tanimoto, 91, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Accounting and General Services and former Masaru Oda Painting Contractor painter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Richard M. "Rick" and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Arla Wagers Wade
May 3, 2005
Arla Wagers Wade, 87, of Waimanalo, a Bishop Museum library employee, died at home. She was born in Healdsburg, Calif. She is survived by husband Stewart L. and a sister. Celebration of life: 5-7 p.m. June 7 at Mid-Pacific Country Club. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave., Honolulu 96826; the Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council, 42 Puiwa Road, Honolulu 96817; or Young Men's Christian Association Windward Branch, 1200 Kailua Road, Kailua 96744.

Jaie Hiromi
Wallace

May 8, 2005
Jaie Hiromi Wallace, 51, of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Papaikou, Hawaii, a Kaiser Harbor City Medical Center surgical technician, died. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Edward L., brother Glenn Muramoto and sister Roxana Uchima. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Jaie H. Wallace Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Los Angeles San Gabriel Valley Chapter of California Landscape Contractors Association, 1491 River Park Drive, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95815.

Deborah Weise
May 6, 2005
Deborah "Debbie" Weise, 50, of California, a bank teller, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived sons Clifford and Kenneth; mother Katherine Wong; sisters Kathleen Vernon, Renee Nasario and Linda Carvallyo; brothers Dennis and Wesley Wong; and two grandchildren. Services in Hayward, Calif.

James A. White
May 6, 2005
James A. White, 86, of Vacationland, Kapoho, Hawaii, a Quality Control and Research chief chemist for Carnation-Albers and Boeing Aircraft production engineering employee, died at home. He also was a Northend Alcoholic Referral counselor and U.S. Army Signal Corps veteran who served in World War II. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by daughter Judith Heath, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Puna Baptist Church in Pahoa. Casual attire.

Emily Kahaleihinano Wilson
May 10, 2005
Emily Kahaleihinano Wilson, 78, of Fort Ashby, W.Va., a retired Foster Grandparent Program employee, died in Shrewsbury, Pa. She was born in Hilimano, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Earl R. Jr., Stuart A. and Stephen P.; daughter Karen L. Speir; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services held in Maryland and West Virginia. No flowers. Donations suggested to Foster Grandparent Program, Fort Ashby, W.Va.

You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:

www.librarieshawaii.org
The index goes back several decades.



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