George T. Ambo, 74, of Haiku, Maui, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Survived by daughters Gerry Nacua, Deanna Kahae, Denise Calibuso and Sherron Stout; brother Stanley; sisters Hatsue Abe, Misao Kim, Sally Takahashi and Shirley Yarnell; 16 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Anthony's Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire.
Frank J. Fernandes, 79, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a U.S. Arqmy veteran and a retired suspervisor at McBryde Sugar Co., died Friday at home. Survived by wife Bernice; daughter Bernadine Robinson; sisters Helen Rita, Frances Ferrara, Eva Winser and Marie Conte; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mass: 4 p.m. Thursday, Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 2 p.m. Burial: church cemetery. Aloha attire.
Carmela E. Giardina, 67, of Honolulu, a Hawaii outstanding volunteer in 1992, died Sunday in Straub Hospital. Survived by sons Robert S. and E. Ric; a granddaughter. Service: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Augustine Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Kimberly M. Grewe, 71, of Honolulu, a former KGMB-TV employee and retired account executive for Segal & Shiller, died in Taiwan last Tuesday. Survived by daughter Linda Martin-Song; son James E. Martin; brother Nick J. Mileti; stepson Steve Grewe. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Diamond Head Memorial Park.
Edwin Higashi, 72, of Honolulu, a former steel fabricator at Hawaiian Reinforcing Steel, died Saturday in Honolulu. Survived by son Glenn; sisters Frances Wong, Barbara Lau, Betty Young, Shirley Low, Jean Iida and Susan Padua; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Service: 1 p.m. Thursday, Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
Ellen M. "Bono" Ho-a, 75, of Hilo and Waimea, Hawaii, a former employee of Hilo Yacht Club and the Hawaii County Office of Aging, died last Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. Survived by daughter Elodie; hanai daughter Almarie "Blondie" Lindsey Stothers; brother John Henry Mainaaupo; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Prk. Aloha Attire.
Soon Ik Hong, 75, of Honolulu, died Sept. 29 at home. Survived by brothers Skip S.Y. and George S.W. Private service.
Marian "Girlie" Hunt, 79, of Honolulu, died Friday in Queen's Hospital. Survived by sons Rupert and Gregory; daughter Debbie Iseri; stepchildren Clare Kasher, Naomi Martin, Patricia Otbo, Bernadette Gomes, Paulette Haisen and Paul Gomes Jr.; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday, St. Patrick's Church. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Tamako "Dorothy" K. Ito, 74, of Kailua, a retired state public health nurse, died Friday home. Survived by husband Sumio; daughter Marcia Y. Sakai; brothers Takashi "William," Takeshi "Tuba" and Akira "Peter" Kanekiyo; sister Yuriko "Janet" Yamada; a grandson. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Thursday, Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jean T. Katoku, 60, of Captain Cook, Kona, a radiology clerk at Kona Hospital, died Saturday in Kona Hospital. Survived by brothers Takao, Naoto, Allen H., Francis and Gary; sisters Sylvia Hayase and Eveline Tasaka. Service: 4 p.m. Thursday, Kona Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Dora P. Kim, 89, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher with more than 39 years of service, died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. Survived by daughter Eleanor P. Ko; sister Esther Chun; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Service: 6:30 p.m. Friday. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.
Hudson M. Lee, 81, of Waipahu, a retired accountant for Lualualei Ammunition Depot, died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. Survived by sons James, Hudson T., Robert H., Daniel M. and Samuel J.; sisters Ruby Lassen and Anna Mae Powell; 12 grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Friday, Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.
Arlene E.H. McBraun, 41, of Waianae, a Waianae Intermediate School teacher and member of the Hawaiian Studies Kupuna Program, died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. Survived by sons Cecelio and Manu; daughters Sina and Tatiana; grandfather James; brothers Felise, Faleomavaega E. Jr., Taulauniu and Albert Hunkin and John McCarthy; sisters Tuiluaai Vanisi, Diane Sauers, Dr. Salu Hunkin, Masinaatoa Magalei and Susan Simmons. Service: noon Saturday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake, front chapel. Call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Manuel "Larry" Mero, 63, of Kapolei, a federal grounds supervisor at Fort Shafter, died Saturday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Survived by wife Felippa "Fely"; sons Manuel Jr., Larry, Norman "Leroy" and John; daughter Fredlyn M. Alexander; sisters Alice Lobitos, Lillian Pimental and Rita Rieta; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 11:30 a.m. Friday, Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.
Richard Y. Minami, 39, of San Diego, formerly of Hawaii, died Sept. 23 in San Diego. Survived by parents George and Vivian. Private services.
Stanward S. Nakasone, 68, of Waianae died Friday in Kaiser Hospital-Moanalua. He was a budget analyst with the U.S. Air Force. Survived by wife Joyce N.; sons Vip S., Verne K. and Vance M.; daughter Valerie M. Tanodra; brother Ernest K.; sisters Fusae Mori, Tsuruko Higa, Nancy Kaneshiro and Gladys Nakata; 10 grandchildren. Service: 6 p.m. Friday, Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday, Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.
Hoolehua H. Naone, 65, of Waianae died last Tuesday in Kaiser Hospital. Survived by husband George L.; sons Glen L. and George L. III; daughters Josephine Naone and Hoolehua Wright; brothers Joseph, Paul, James, Lawrence, Robert, Solomon, Ruben, Bruce and Roy Hanohano; sisters Lucy Paaaina, Mamo DeLizo, Ruby Chai and Shirley Gohier; hanai sisters Waylyn Hanohano and Joe lyn Kuni; half-sister Nora Scott; 12 grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday, Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire.
Tadashi Okino, 74, of Waimea, Kauai, a 442nd Regimental Combat Team member and a retired maintenance supervisor for Sandia Corp., died yesterday in Queen's Hospital. Survived by wife Bernice; son Ted K.; brother Tadayuki; sisters Hatsumi Meartz and Betty M. Sakamoto. Service over ashes: 3 p.m. Saturday, Waimea Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.
Alfred B. Oliver, 83, of Honomu, Hawaii, a retired state and county grounds caretaker, died last Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. Survived by wife Alice M., son Matthew. Prayer service: 7 p.m. tomorrow, Honomu Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Thursday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
Bernard Padilla, 58, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service worker, died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. Survived by wife Arlene D.; daughter Rhonda U. Oliva; sons Bradley K. and Bronson K.; brother George; sisters Elsie Lee, Lolita Ko, Rose Chow and Margaret Leong; 3 grandchildren. Service: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
Harold F. Plank, 76, of Ewa Beach, a scientist, died Wednesday in Ewa Beach. Survived by wife Vivian; daughters Alex and Libby; son Wilson; stepdaughters Jean Schertenleib, Angie Phillips and Betsy Cain; brother David; stepmother Alice. Private service.
Christine M. Rasmussen-Ulgaran, 34, of Aiea, died last Tuesday in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. Survived by husband Apolinar "Bambi" Ulgaran Jr.; sons Dwayne M. Rasmussen and Geronimo N. Ulgaran; daughters Corey L. and Corrine L. Ulgaran and Leimana K. Klug; father Dudley Rasmussen; mother Sandra W.R. Alatini; brother Danny Rasmussen; sisters Cindy Rasmussen and Crystal Rasmussen-Antone; grandfather Thomas J. Ware; grandmother Ruth M. Ware. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday, St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes at sea.
Chizuko Shibata, 79, of Honolulu, a seamstress, died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. Survived by husband James S.; son Raymond; daughter Sara Y. Ho; sister Matsue Maeda; brother Tomoichi Okimura; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Phyllis R. St. George, 82, of Hauula, a retired secretary, died Sept. 15 at Aloha Health Care Center. Survived by two stepdaughters; a granddaughter; a great-grandchild. No services. Donations suggested to the University of Hawaii Foundation or the American Cancer Society-Hawaii Pacific Division.
Betty D. Starker, 42, of Lahaina, died Sept. 30 in a automobile accident in Maalaea, Maui. Survived by parents Merrill and Betty; son David L. Williams; daughters Laurel L. Starker and Charlotte D. and Vanessa Ann Williams; brothers Richard, Terry and Mike; sister Merrill; 2 grandchildren. Private service.
John Sur, 75, of Gardena, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, died Wednesday in Gardena, Calif. Survived by son Robert; brothers David and Sun Ho; sister Minnie Song; a granddaughter. Services in California.
Fumiko Takumi, 83, of Kahului, died Sunday in Puunene, Maui. Survived by husband Kenzo; son Carl; daughter Diane Kawamoto; brothers Naoto and Kitaru Yamashita; sister Sadako Yamashita; 4 grandchildren. Service: 5 p.m. Thursday, Kahului Union Church. Casual attire. No flowers.
Tokuji Uchiyama, 76, of Waipahu, a retired Oahu Sugar Co. employee, died Sept. 29 in Waipahu. He is survived by brother Komahei; sisters Kii Morimoto, Ritsu Uchiyama and Betty Masuda. Private service.
Robert S. Uno, 75, of Pearl City, a retired construction project superintendent, died Sept. 27 in Queen's Hospital. Survived by son Curtis K.; daughters Karen M. Kondo and Patrice M. Miyashiro; brother Richard; sisters Ethel Yamada and Betsy Kochi; 4 grandchildren. Private service.
Harvey Vasper, 65, of Aiea, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and a U.S. postal worker, died Saturday in Tripler Hospital. Survived by wife Lucille F.S. "Ululani"; sons Buz and Craig; daughter Jocelyn Granier; brothers Douglas, Edmund and John; 6 grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Good Counsel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Elizabeth H. Watanabe, 86, of Waipahu died Thursday in St. Francis Hospital. Survived by sons Roy T. and Carl T.; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Friday, Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Florence N. "Apa" Wharton, 44, of Honolulu, died Sept. 29 in Kuakini Hospital. Survived by fiance William Sidotti; mother Florence Apa; daughter Darcie K.; sisters Jasmine N. Apa; Elizabeth L. Kumalaa, Nolia E. Kihoi and Charlotte Sang; hanai sister Kuulei Kalohi; brothers Eddie Jr., Raymond and Richard Apa; hanai brother Hanohano Kalohi. Service: 7 p.m. Saturday, Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Kenneth Y.K. Wong is also survived by wife Lai Hing Cheung Wong. Taoist services: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Manoa Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was published in an obituary yesterday.
Carol Anne Yanagawa, 49, of Honolulu, an employee of the U.S. Army and Air Force Exchange Service, died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. Survived by husband Wallace K.; parents Arthur and Adelaide Schleuss; brother Arthur C. Schleuss; sister Donna Na-o; stepchildren Cherie Unger, Carol DeMello, Keith Yanagawa, Kyomi Scott and Daniel Yanagawa. Service: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday, Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.
Ayouk A. Yim, 99, of Honolulu, died last Tuesday in St. Francis Hospital. Survived by daughter Agnes Y. Chee; son Dr. Bernard J.B.; sisters Katherine Au, Thelma Conching and Harriet Albao; brother Ah Sau Ahana; 8 grandchildren; 6 great- grandchildren. Private service.