Friday, October 3, 1997

Agnes S. Amii, 83, of lower St. Louis Heights, a retired buyer for Fort Shafter Post Exchange, died Wednesday in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Ewa, she is survived by sons Glenn S. and Eric Y.; daughter Sharyn T. Amii-Mills; brother Noboru “Chip” Matsushima; sisters Ethel S. Tsugawa, Mildred M. Yokoyama and Florence F. Jo; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert N. Ashcraft, 70, of Kailua-Kona, an automotive mechanic, died Sunday in Tripler Hospital. Born in Tustin, Calif., he is survived by wife Mary; daughters Candance Reese, Janice Davis and Roberta Peterson; brothers Richard and Elmer; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Monday at Kona Baptist Church, Puuloa, Kona. Casual attire. No flowers.

Benigno G. Borce, 88, of Ewa Beach, a retired sugar plantation worker, died last Friday in Nuuanu Hale. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by sister Melania Dela Rosa. Services: 11 a.m. today at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Elizabeth C. Chai, 87, of Kahului, formerly of Honolulu, died Saturday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Norman, Richard and Donald; daughter Laura McKeague; 23 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:45 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon next Friday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Christy F. DeFries, 45, of Kaneohe, office manager for the Handi-People, died last Friday in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Brandon, Jacob, Jon-Norman and Dallas; parents Norman and Eleanor Fung; and sisters Rennie Ramirez, Daren Solidum, Norma KeKona and Jannine Perreira. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 7:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Daisy T. Emoto, 100, of Palolo, a retiree of Dole Cannery, died Sept. 25 in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. Born in Fukuoka, Japan, she is survived by daughter Eva Nishimoto; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Private services.

Charles E. Hatchett, 63, of Waianae, a retired Air Force staff sergeant, died Tuesday in Tripler Army Hospital. Born in Kentucky, he is survived by wife Florenda “Linda”; and brother Basilio “Buzzy” Ronolo. Services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Joseph Y.K. Ho, 86, of Honolulu died Sept. 17 in Honolulu. Born in Kula, Maui, he is survived by brothers Nee Fat and Choy Kyau; sisters Stella S.K.H. Lau and Irene Y.K.H. Shigenaga. Private services.

David K. Kaai, 26, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a construction laborer, died Sept. 23 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by fiancee Suzette Baliguat; daughter Brittany K. Robello; mother Eleanor; brothers Benjamin Jr., Jason and Nathan; sister Jeraldine “Jeri” Ah Sing; grandmother Violet Worley; hanai sons Russell Baliguat and Shandon Paulino; and hanai daughters Jacqueline, Tiffany and Priscilla Baliguat and Ladrel Paulino. Wake: 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: noon Tuesday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Kenneth K. “Kanak” Kahihikolo, 38, of Waialua, an employee of Hawaii Surfing Promotions, died Sept. 13 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was also a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Kellei K. Kuewa; son Bronson K.; daughter Harmony K.; brother William C. Brown; and sisters Kathy K. Kahihikolo and Frances T. Taravella. Wake: 7 p.m. today at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Joseph T. Kono, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Kaimuki Intermediate School supervising custodian, died Monday in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Wailuku, he is survived by son Ralph Y.; brother Wallace K.; and sisters Margaret M. Freitas and Hisae and Sueko Takamori and Mildred M. Chun. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Pauline D.S. Molina, 68, of Makawao, Maui died last Friday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Kahika, Maui, she is survived by husband Ramon; daughters Violet, Joanne, Elena, Peggy and Irma; sons Fidel, Ramon and Louie; sisters Nettie and Rosie; brother Daniel; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Maui. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Joy of Christ Church, Oahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. Small bouquets and leis only.

Eric S. Pursley, 45, of Pahoa, Hawaii will be remembered in services on the mainland at a later date. His decomposed body was found in a Hilo subdivision July 21. He was a self-employed gardener. Born in California, he is survived by mother Marilyn; stepfather William L.; sister Jordan Vilchez; stepmother Barbara; and wife Linda.

Harry L. Rapoza, 76, of Honolulu died Tuesday in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Janice; sons Lance P., Kevin A., Daniel L. and Philip T.; daughters Theresa M. Stogsdill and Catherine G. Rapoza; brothers Robert J. and James P.; sisters Hilda M. Gacowski and Evelyn Hoffman; and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Church. Call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Joseph T. Souza, 85, of Hilo, an accountant, died Sept. 25 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Onomea, Hawaii, he is survived by sons Ernest, Desmond, Mervin and Delton; brother Alfred; sisters Mary Andrade; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Laura T. Tamura, 73, of Honolulu, a retired grocery store proprietor, died Wednesday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Kenji; daughters Lynne E. Richey and Cynthia C. Fujino; brother Harold T. Morita; sisters Katherine M. Inoue and Mae K. Saito; and a granddaughter. Services: 8 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Albert L. Wong, 71, of Wailuku, a construction laborer and taxi driver, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Mercedes L.; sons Albert K., Robert K., Warren, Calvin and Scott; daughters Barbara Hookano, Janet Duegan, Eunice Flores, Linda Hutchins and Tami Luka Wong; stepsons William and Loren Andrade; stepdaughters Darleen Gonsalves and Terry Andrade; sisters Emma Yoshimoto and Thelma Giovanni; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Oct. 11 at Kailua Pentecostal Church. Call from 8 to 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes.

Lincoln K.L. Young Jr., 59, of Lihue, a heavy equipment operator, died Monday in Kauai Veterans Hospital. Born on Oahu, he is survived by daughters Marleen Duarte Jr., Maureen Y. Palama, Linda Y. Dahlberg and Jolynn Nunies; son Robert; sisters Eleanor Rodrigues, Elizabeth Collins, Bernie Atendido and Ernesta Carter; brothers Joe and Llewelyn; and nine grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kapaia. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes: Kalapaki Bay Beach. Aloha attire.

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