Obituaries

Thursday, September 17, 1998


Bullet Francis I. Baker, 63, of Honolulu died Monday at home. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Gerry; son Francis Jr.; daughters Cheryl Alapai, Francine Wong and Lianne Awana; stepmother Mary; brothers John, Charles, George, Robert and Samuel; sisters Bernicia Carreira, Libby Mendonca and Lillian Naihe; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Clifford Sun Lee Chun, 59, of Kailua, a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, died yesterday at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Amy I.; son Ryan; daughters Rondalynn and Roxann; mother Edna C.L.; brothers Ronald, Howard and Bradley; sisters Meryle Nishimura and Beverly Goo; and a granddaughter. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Phyllis J. Fiorucci, 43, of Pakala, Kauai, died Tuesday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Waimea, Kauai, she is survived by husband Gigi; son Gino; parents Edward and Laura Duarte; brothers Howard, Dennis, Thomas, Bennett J. and Alan J.; and sisters Gladys L. Taylor, Betty Ann Pesce and Arlene M. Duarte. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waimea. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Michael Hahn, 59, retired chief appraiser for Kauai County Real Property Division, died Monday on Kauai. Born on Lanai, he is survived by mother Stella; sister Darl Jean Hunt; and brothers Albert Cortez, Leighton Hahn and Robin Lee. Services: noon Sunday at Pakala Beach.

Bullet Kenneth Koon Sai Ho, 76, of Honolulu, a retired planner/analyst with Pearl Harbor Navy Shipyard, died Sept. 8 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Dorothy and son Theodore. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Vonda M. Holmes, 71, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired store clerk, died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Kentucky, she is survived by husband Donald N.; sons John Lay and Oscar Godley; daughters Judith Villarreal, Susan Lampron and Essie Gray; brothers Arnold and John Meade; sisters Sybil Horvath and Griselda Brafford; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. No services.

Bullet Carol Ann Isberg, 79, of Beaverton, Ore. and formerly of Honolulu, a physician's secretary, died Tuesday at home. Born in Portland, Ore., she is survived by daughter Debra, brother James Perkins, and sister Bonnie Erickson. No services. Donations suggested to F. Leonard Isberg Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Oregon State Scholarship Commission, 1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401.

Bullet Makoto Kawamoto, 90, of Honolulu, retired owner and proprietor of Kawamoto Saimin Stand, died Monday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Hakalau, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Yukie, sons Ted M. and Paul Y., daughters Flora H. Wakahiro and Mary C. Tanaka, six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Services over ashes: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Misae Kobayashi, 69, of Kona, Hawaii, died Tuesday at home. Born in Kona, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Yoshikatsu “Sarge;” sons Clyde H. and Mark Y.; daughter Lori S. Okano; brothers Harry and Iwao Honda; sisters Kiyome Matsukawa, Shizume Izumi and Fujie Shishido; and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall. Call from 2 to 5 p.m.

Bullet Kenneth G. Kondo, 77, of Honolulu, a communications technician for the Federal Aviation Administration on Wake Island, died Sunday. Born in Lihue, he is survived by mother Edith, brother Edwin, and sister Ruth Izawa. Private services.

Bullet Isabella K. Linkee, 91, of Laie, a retired houseparent for Koolauloa Youth Correctional Facility, died Sunday in Laie. She was also a teacher at Olomana Women's Facility. Born in Laie, she is survived by daughter June Chang, sister Ruby Enos, three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii North Stake Center, 55-630 Naniloa Loop. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Pastor P. Manzano, 88, of Waipahu, an employee at Ilikai Hotel, died Sept. 9 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Eulalia C.; daughters Loreta Rivera and Perlita Bello; brothers Eulalio, Florencio, Rico and Elpidio; sisters Felicidad Pascua and Lourdes Ramirez; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Harold F. Nakashima, 72, of Kahului died Sept. 6 at home. Born in Paia, Hawaii, he is survived by mother Wasa; brothers Fusao, Yoji and Jitsuo; and sisters Yuki Nakashima, Sadako Yamada, Edith Matsumoto and Mae Biggins. Private services.

Bullet Patty Ann Nicholas, 54, of Kaneohe, a representative for the federal Community Planning and Development, died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Kansas, she is survived by son Douglas, brother David Bazil, sister Rosalee Doty, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Chinaman's Hat in Kailua Beach Park.

Bullet Alice K. Oka, 77, of Honolulu, a retired secretary and office manager for Merrill Simms & Rohrig Architects, died Monday in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Shizuo, son Aaron S., daughters Nadine M. Chun and Charlene K. Wong, and six grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Call after 5:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers.

Bullet Jack T. Onaga, 73, of Aiea, a retired telecommunications supervisor at Wahiawa Naval Base Station, died Saturday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Ewa, he is survived by wife Betty Y.; sons Kelsey T., Randy T., Chesley T. and Harlan T.; daughter Janice Y. Kim; brother Clifton T.; sister Natsuyo Kelby; and six grandchildren. Services over ashes: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Purita L. Paet, 53, of Kahuku, a pageant director and coordinator of promotions for A.L.L. Promotions International, died Saturday in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in the Philippines, she is survived by husband Honorato; daughters Amy Paet, Lori Hoxie and Lei Basilio; mother Filipinas L. Baligad; brothers Illustre, Rubert and Benjamin Baligad; sisters Lilia Tani and Constancia Stabilio; and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Roch Catholic Church, 56-350 Kamehameha Highway in Kahuku. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Seiko K. Radona, 68, of Pearl City died Sunday at home. Born in Japan, she is survived by husband Pepito J., and brothers Tsune, Toshi and Kiyomi Kawamura. Services: noon Saturday at Pearl City Hongwanji Mission, 858 Second St. in Pearl City. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Michael Ross, 77, of Honolulu died Sunday in One Kalakaua Senior Living. Born in Philadelphia, he is survived by son Jeffrey, daughters Robin Ross and Holly Sisneros, sister Frances Adam, and three granddaughters. Private services.

Bullet Herman L. Sensano, 86, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired industrial relations supervisor for the former Mauna Kea Agribusiness, died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. He was also an honorary head elder of the Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Connie; son David A.; daughters Charlotte Geronimo and Priscilla Escritor; brother Artemio; sisters Alberta Vidad, Flora Alcon and Mary Ruiz; hanai mother Rosalie A. Valera; hanai brothers Mauricio, Lawrence and Charles Valera; hanai sister Marietta Younger; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Wake services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. No flowers.

Bullet Tetsuo “Dopey” Tabuchi, 74, of Koloa, Kauai, will be remembered in services 3 p.m. next Thursday at Kukiuula Boat Harbor. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published July 9 provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Stanley T. “Tak Tak” Takahashi, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired fireman for the U.S. Air Force, died Thursday in Kuakini Hospital. He also worked for the state Airport Fire Department. Born in Honolua, Maui, he is survived by wife Ethel Y., son Steven H., daughter Gayle M., sisters Anna T. and Sumiko, and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. today at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Bullet Goro “Saigo” Tanimoto, 71, of Hanapepe, Kauai, is also survived by brother Satoru. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Yoshio Tanno, 95, of Wailuku died Sept. 6 in Kula Hospital. Born in Wakayama, Japan, he is survived by sons Edwin, Richard and Stanley; daughters Edith Hosoda, Dorothy Wilson and Mildred Tamayose; sister Mitsue Aso and Fusae Tanno; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Stewart S. “Boy” Vierra, 22, of Hauula, an automobile mechanic, died Friday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Jolene Carreira, daughter Genesis Carreira, son Makana S.K. Siufanua-Carreira, parents Stewart and Malama, brothers Charles and Samuelu, and grandparents Charles A. Vierra and Faulalo Siufanua. Services: noon Saturday at Greater Mt. Zion Holiness Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Angelina L. “Ma” Williams, 66, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a vendor at the Hilo Farmer's Market and the Naniloa Hotel, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by companion Randy Lee; daughters Caridad C. Leyson and Cathy L. Williams; sons Valentin Jr. and Dana L. Castro and Roy J. Williams Jr.; brothers George, Julian and Cresencio “Chris” Leyson; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mauna Kea Memorial Park in Papaikou, Hawaii. Casual attire.



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