Wednesday, October 1, 1997

Juliette K.N. Akana, 82, of Hanapepe, Kauai died Monday in Kauai Veterans Hospital. Born in Waimea, Kauai, she is survived by sons Bernard “Kaipo” and Paul “Lincoln”; daughters Gwen A. Kawewehi and Harriet K. Char; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lawai. Call from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Casual or aloha attire.

Leonardo G. Alejandro, 80, of Omao, Kauai, a cane seed cutter for McBryde Sugar, died Sept. 15 at home. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Edelina; daughters Leo Alejandro and Pauline Sakai; son Lenard; brother Francisco; and five grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo. Call from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Burial: Koloa Public Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Estelita G. “Lita” Bayani, 68, of Honolulu died Sept. 15 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Balaoang, Paniqui, Tarlac, the Philippines, she is survived by son Bernard; daughters Myrna Von Oelhoffen, Pauline Ruiz and Lena Godoy; sisters Marcelina Vicente and Maria Valdez; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Sean J. Burnett, 53, of Honolulu, an acting teacher, died Thursday at home. Born in Virginia, he is survived by sons Josh, Adam and Bobby; father Charlie Lee; and mother Sallie Isom. Services on the mainland.

Franklin E. Cater Jr., 57, of Omaopio, Maui died Friday in Omaopio. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., he is survived by ex-wife Dianne; son Ted; daughter Cynthia; and sister Marilyn Harlin. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Hosmer Grove, Haleakala National Park.

Alexander S. Choi, 48, of Honolulu died Sunday in Tripler Hospital. Born in Seoul, he is survived by sons Franklin and David; sisters Soon Ok Choy and Keum Ok Kim; and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Gerald M. “Jerry” Cooper, 71, of Waipahu, president of Cooper International, died Sunday at home. Born in Oklahoma, he is survived by wife Lisa; sons Aldon and Jerry Ray; daughters Kittie Cooper, Jan McMillin and Tracy and Lynn Cooper; brothers Harvey and Pete; sisters Midget Reed, Bertha Sells and Alice Ferdinand; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Angelita B. de Peralta, 66, of Honolulu, a teacher in the Philippines and employee of Loyalty Enterprises, Hawaii, died Sept. 19 in Honolulu. Born in Santa, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, she is survived by sisters Presentacion Purganan and Dolores Barcelona; and brothers Jimmy Buenavista and Constante de Peralta. Wake: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. St. Anthony’s Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Guy “Pakalas” De Peralta, 39, of Makaweli, Kauai, a machinist with Kekaha Sugar Co., died Sunday in Kauai Veterans Hospital. Born in Waimea, he is survived by son Kyle; daughter Shenlle; parents Conrado and Constance; brothers Keith, Darrin and Ron; and sisters Colette Kauahi and Yvonne De Lima. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Kekaha. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

John B. Hendrie III, 49, of Kawela, Molokai died Friday in Kaunakakai. Born in Pennsylvania, he is survived by mother Jane Marie Diamond; brother Donald; son John IV, and companion Joanne Wendell. Services were held.

James Y. Hokyo, 82, of Los Angeles, brother of Myrtle Shizuru and Edith Ushijima of Honolulu, died Sept. 19. He was a mailman. He is also survived by children Omer Y., David E. and Joanne T. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Oct. 11 at Moiliili Cemetery.

Natsuyo Ihara, 77, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died Sept. 22 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Lahaina, she is survived by husband Kazuo; son Calvin Y.; daughters Sheila A. Oyama and Ada T. Ching; brothers Tatsuo and Daniel M. Fujimoto; sisters Hisayo Furukawa, Shizuno Fujimoto, Fumie Yoshida, Hatsue Kunihisa and Sanae Fujimoto; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Ruth S. Kaikana, 77, of Honolulu, a retired nurse, died Sunday. Born in Cheyenne, Wyo., she is survived by husband Arthur; children George and Sylvia Jones; hanai daughter Anne Velez; and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Call 5-8 p.m. Casual or aloha attire.

Margaret K. “Kaihe-Hilo” Kalima, 78, of Waimanalo, a nurse’s aide and cook who was also known as “Mama Kalima” and “Magaroot,” died Sept. 20. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Albert K.A. “Baby,” Glenn H.A., Andre G.H. and Alvin A.K.; daughters Alberta E.K.K. “Lei” Krueger, Alycia K.A. Kalima and Margaret K.A. Puli; hanai daughter Jeanette Arias; brothers Abraham “Apela” Kapana and Solomon L. and Peter Kalima; sisters Mary M. Sur and Muriel Pua‘ala; 25 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Martha B. “Maleka” Kane-Ames, 81, of Wahiawa, owner of Martha’s Lei Shop, died Sept. 23 in Castle Hospital. Born in Pearl City, she is survived by daughters Betty Ann Kalaau, Luana N. DeFreitas and Dreena L. Kane; stepdaughter Susan DeNike; stepson John Ames; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Ruth Y. Medeiros, 77, of Honolulu died Sept. 22 in Hale Pulama Mau. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Lionel; brothers Harry H. and Edwim A. Yagi; and sisters Margaret M. Nagatoshi and Yukino Yahiro. Private services.

Ross R. Nakagawa, 40, of Mililani died Saturday in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by parents George K. and Akiko; brother Peter H.; and companion Rick Reich. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Ikuno “Jean” Nakamura, 75, of Honokaa, Hawaii, the retired postmaster of Ookala Post Office, died Sunday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Ookala, Hawaii, she has no known survivors. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Laupahoehoe Beach Park.

Masanobu Nishimura, 72, of Kaneohe, a retired state Hawaii Housing Authority maintenanceman, died Sept. 15. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons Dennis and Alan; brothers Takashi, Mitsushi and George; sisters Aiko and Yoshiko; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Rodney K. Smythe, 57, of Honolulu is also survived by brothers John Jr., Francis and Kenneth; and sisters Olga Wheeler, Irma Lyman and Brenda Estrera. Additional information for an obituary Sunday provided by the mortuary.

Arthur N. “Tac” Tacderan, 65, of San Francisco, who was born in Kahului, died Sept. 18 at home. He attended the 1950’s Kahuku Drag Strip as Rudy “Patch Eye” Tacderan with the touring car. He worked for Weber Aircraft, Lockheed and Hughes Aircraft in California. He was also employed as an instructor and auto mechanic for the U.S. Army at the Presidio, San Francisco. He founded Golden Gate Street Machines Unlimited, an auto enthusiasts club. He is survived by wife Bobbie; children Avelina Garcia, Jim Tacderan, Sharon Clark, Tess Fain and Claudia and Kevin Tacderan; brothers and sisters Frank Polintan, Ernest Tacderan, Helen Nono, Clara Visitacion, Dolly Recopilacion, Bernie Bueno, Kathy Arucan, Frances Gadingan, Linda Cadiam and Maggie Bermudes; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Ann’s Church, 46-129 Haiku Road. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Heeia Kea Pier. Casual attire.

Mitsu Terada, 79, of Honolulu, a retired grocer, died Sept. 22 at home. Born in Kelowna, B.C., Canada, she is survived by son Roy H.; daughter Janice M. Onishi; brother George Yoshimura; sisters Cana Takeuchi, Kaye Tanaka and Tsugi and Kayo Yoshimura; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard C. Tokumine, 81, of Aiea and formerly of Kakaako died Friday in Queen’s Hospital. He was a retiree of Sears Roebuck and Co. Born in Honokaa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Kameko “June”; son Rockne T.; daughters Diana M. Worthington, Judith R. Cook and Naomi Tokumine; sister Mildred M. Mori; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bruce A. Wilson, 30, of Kula, Maui, a sales manager, died Sunday in Kula. He also taught English in Japan and was a scuba instructor. Born in San Jose, Calif., he is survived by parents John and Donnette-Gene; and brother Sean E.T. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Lyons’ residence, 495 Kealaloa. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Seabury Hall Scholarship Fund.

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