Obituaries

Tuesday, April 2, 1996



Maurine K.B. Alo of Wailuku died March 29 in Straub Hospital. Alo, 69, was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Simeon Jr.; daughters Mary Padilla, Puamana Kahiamoe, and Mayshell and Lou Ann Alo; brother Frank Sylva; sisters Harriet Farden, Lorna Ariola and Elaine Mullaney; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7:30 p.m. April 3 at Borthwick Mortuary-Norman's, call after 6 p.m.; and 10 a.m. April 4 at Kahului Union Church, call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Mary A. Ames of Honolulu died March 29 in St. Francis Hospice. Ames, 81, was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Roger C. Whitmarsh; daughters Jean H. Ling and Barbara K. Campbell; stepchildren Cynnie-Belle Petersen, Laurie Birnsteel and District Judge Bruce Ames; brother Charles Mulleitner; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Service: 10:45 a.m. April 4 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers.

Kumnan Chong of Honolulu died March 31 in Kuakini Hospital. Chong, 78, was born in Daegu, Korea. She is survived by son Yong Kyu; daughters Ok Cho Chang, Nam Cho Lo, Soon Cho Nam, Chun Cho Hirata, Ok Hee Rose and Elizabeth; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Service: 10:30 a.m. April 4 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Graveside service: noon April 4 at Valley of the Temples.

Mary F. De Ponte of Honolulu, a retired Palolo Elementary School teacher, died March 31 in Kaiser Hospital. De Ponte, 92, was born in Madeira Islands, Portugal. She is survived by daughter Rosemarie L. Young; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:30 p.m. April 3 at Holy Trinity Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Highway. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eugene A. Evoniuk of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, died March 30 in Straub Hospital. Evoniuk, 65, was born in North Dakota. He is survived by wife Evelyn; sons Robert and Gary; brothers Emil and John; sisters Josephine Gauthier and Marie Ward; and four grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. April 3 at St. Peter and Paul Church. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of the Nature Conservancy.

Shunichi Fujita of Naalehu, Hawaii, a retired C. Brewer & Co. carpenter foreman, died March 29 in Kau Hospital. Fujita, 93, was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Matsue; daughters Nancy Yanagawa, Jean Sjaardema and Clara Balaam; sister Kiyoko "Betty"; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Service: 2 p.m. April 4 at Naalehu Hongwanji Mission. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Russell M. Groth of Kihei, Maui, died March 31 at home. Groth, 85, was born in Elgin, Iowa. He is survived by wife Gladys E.; sons Russell A. and Gary M.; daughter Linda G. Dybwad; brother Glen; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial service: 9 a.m. April 4 at Keolahou Congregational Church. Ashes to be scattered in the bay across from the church. No flowers. Donations may be made to Hospice Maui.

Raymond M. Ho Jr. of Honolulu, an engineer aide for the city Department of Public Works, died March 28 at home. Ho, 59, was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joann N.; son Russell P.; daughters Angela O. Mau and Raynae D. Schmeiser; brothers Russell M. and Roland M.; and three grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. April 4 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Josephine K.K. Kamelamela of Waianae died last March 26 in the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Center. Kamelamela, 69, was born in Mokuhulu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Jonah K.; sons Jonah K. Jr., Samuel C., William K., Patrick K., Joseph K. and Samuel "Kamu"; daughter Josephine K. Lono; brother Gabriel "Sonny" Kapahua; sisters Cecilia "Aunty Kapali" Torres and Cecilia "Aunty Kaaupuni" Kamahele; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. April 3 at St. Rita Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery.

Manuel V. Lara of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired Kekaha sugar supervisor, died March 30 in Kauai Veterans Hospital. Lara, 83, was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Josephine; sons Eddie and Alfonso; stepchildren Tony, Anita and Frank R. Delgado, and Janet McKay; brother Fred V.; sister Mary C. Ayres; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Mass: 4 p.m. April 3 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo, Kauai. Call after 2 p.m. Burial: church cemetery.

Nicanor T. Medina of Honolulu, an accountant, died March 27 at home. Medina, 68, was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Mark, Jonathan, Abraham and Brigham; daughter Felicia Redmond; brothers Larry and Rick; sisters Connie M. Talbert, Teddi Medina, Marina Osbourne and Dolores Wong; ex-wife Sharon; and seven grandchildren. Memorial service: 10 a.m. April 3 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honolulu Tabernacle, 1560 S. Beretania St. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers.

Carlo A. Morandi of Princeville, Kauai, a retired publisher, will be remembered in services April 3. Morandi, 48, was found dead in his Princeville condominium last March 26. Born in Italy, he is survived by mother Derna and sister Gabriella. Service: 9 a.m. April 3 at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Cecilia K. Naweli of Kailua, a retired federal landscaper, died March 20 in Castle Hospital. Naweli, 68, was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband David; daughters Esther K. Cabuag and Irene P. Inere; sons John, Ben and Abel; mother the Rev. Gertrude Gomes; sisters Elizabeth Perreira and Evelyn Aluhikea; brothers Charles and Roy Kamai; stepbrothers Ronald and Leonard Gomes; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. April 4 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 1 p.m. April 5, call after 11 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Rosie A.C.K.H. Papa of Kaneohe died March 27 in Nuuanu Hale. Papa, 90, was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. She is survived by son James; daughters Harriet Batalona, Leimomi Chung and Loke Bridges; brothers John and Frederick Mo`i; sister Hattie Keomaka; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Service: 8 p.m. April 4 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Burial: 10:45 a.m. April 5 at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Elizabeth Salcedo of Waipahu died March 28 in Tacoma, Wash. Salcedo, 75, was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Danny, Romeo, Robert and Raymond; daughters Terry Smalls and Elizabeth Rucker; brother John Tupasi; sister Teofista Tupasi; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside service: 9 a.m. April 4 at Sunset Memorial Park. No flowers.

Walter S. Takara of Honolulu, retired Hawaii Battery Co. owner, died March 28 in Kaiser Hospital. Takara, 71, a World War II veteran, was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hatsue; sons Walter S. Jr. and Brian J.; daughters Dara M. Teruya, Diana K. Takara and Irma A. Norris; brother George S.; sisters Florence O. and Dorothy K. Teruya, Beatrice M. Nago and Ethel M. Uehara; and a grandchild. Service: 6 p.m. April 3 at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stanley Y. Tamashiro of Chicago, formerly of Wahiawa, died March 21 in Chicago. Tamashiro, 61, was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Caroline Y.; son Keith Y.; daughter Lynn Y. Frost; mother Kama; brothers Yoshio, Archie and Yoshiaki Kakazu; and sisters Stella, Judith and Kathlyn Kakazu, and Jean M. Watanabe. Memorial service: 6 p.m. April 3 at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Henry B.C. Wong of Kaneohe, a retired Honolulu police detective, died March 29 at home. Wong, 78, was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dora L.; sons Dexter K.C. and LeRoy K.S.; brother Bow Quon; and three grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. April 3 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

John K. Zell of Makawao, Maui, founder, owner and manager of several Montessori Schools in California, died March 31 at home. Zell, 51, was born in Dayton, Ohio. He is survived by wife Althea Alabab-Zell; mother Agnes; sons Aaron Zell and David Pointer; daughter Marisol Delaney; and sister Jizell Albright, Pamela Lanaro and Deborah Matthews. Service: 10 a.m. April 3 at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Burial: Makawao Veterans Cemetery.




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