Obituaries

Tuesday, November 17, 1998


Bullet Kinu Aimoto, 93, of Honolulu died Tuesday in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Yamaguchi-Ken, Japan, she is survived by sons Myles S. and Walter T.; daughters Janet S. Ibata, Edith K. Yasuda and Dorothy R. Nakamura; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Minato “Peanut” Akiyama, 72, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a haul cane truck driver with Lihue Sugar Co., died Nov. 6 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Hanamaulu, Kauai, he is survived by sons Minato Jr. and Tyress Akiyama, Warren, Donald and Steward Ditch, and George Kupihea; daughters Cherisse Relacion, Cynthia Pundyke, Sandy Kiilau, Margaret Akiyama and Camellia Crosby; brother Toshio; sisters Ann Yasutake, Kikue Agena and Nancy Westlake; 22 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Pelagia Albios, 94, of Waialua died last Tuesday in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Cebu, the Philippines, she is survived by daughter Anatalia, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and other relatives in the Philippines. Services: noon Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Simeona Andam, 68, of New Mill Camp, Kauai, died Sunday in Kauai Veterans Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is survived by husband Rosendo, son Conrado, daughter Marilina Alcon, sisters Violet Corpuz and Felicidad Guya, nine grandchildren, and a great- grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Nazarene. Call after 2 p.m. Burial: Hanapepe Filipino Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Katherine A. Au, 100, of Honolulu died Friday in Leahi Hospital. Born in Huleia, Kauai, she is survived by sons Allen, Lawrence, Gilbert and Stanford; brother Ah Sau Ahana; sister Harriet Albao; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Nov. 28 at Lihue Baptist Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet James S. Balthazar, also known as “Captain Barracuda” or “Capt. J.B.,” 64, of Haiku, Maui, a pineapple grower, died Nov. 6 in Makawao, Maui. He was also owner and operator of Jims Poultry Farm. Born in Hamakuapoko, Maui, he is survived by sons Carl, Erwin and Emil; brothers Benedict, Steve and Dennis; sisters Barbara Edwards, Lourdes Santos and Mary Fevella; and eight grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual or aloha attire. Leis welcome.

Bullet Alice L. Blaich, 83, of Honolulu died Sunday in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Norman A., daughter Diane B. Anderson, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Central Union Church. Donations suggested to Central Union Church.

Bullet Richard C. Calleon, 49, of Aiea, a plumber with Alliance Fire Protection, died Friday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Sheryl; sons Ricky, Leroy and Richard Jr.; daughters Michell and Tammy; parents Fred and Louise; brother Fred Jr.; and sisters Myrna Gouviea, Isabell Chang, Celestina Averio and Elouise Yuen. Services: 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Adelaide E. Carpenter, 61, of Lady Lake, Fla., a publisher in the newspaper industry, died Nov. 6 in Avante Rehabilitation Center in Massachusetts. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Paul; sons Lance, Gerald and Eric; daughter Paula Donovan; and seven grandchildren. No services.

Bullet Bradley J.K. Castillo, 42, of Waialua, a mason foreman for Quality General, died Nov. 5 in Queen's Hospital. He is survived by sons Kekoa and Ikaika; daughter Anuenue; mother of children Joyce; hanai son Edward Yacapin; brothers Benjamin and Barry Castillo and Brian Kaninauali'i; stepbrother Randall Cuarisma; sisters Bernamae “Bae” Aumua and Gwendolyn Vierra; stepsister Wendy Kanehailua; parents Mercy Castillo and Berhamin “Ben” and Sylvia Castillo; grandmother Flora Dela Santos; godparents Hubert and Coni Kekua; and godson Benjamin Jr. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waialua Chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hauula Congregational Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Bullet George F.C. Chun, 87, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Hale Nani. Born in China, he is survived by wife Clara Yuk Ngo, son Harvey H.W., daughter Winona W.L. Tanaka, sister Margaret Wong and Rose Sen and two grandchildren. Taoist services: 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Lorenzo B. Comilang, 97, of Honolulu died Thursday in Pearl City Nursing Home. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by sons Teofilo Poller and Simfroso Comilang, daughter Christine Woo, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Gardens. Aloha attire.

Bullet John E. Dryer, 52, of Honokalani Ranch, Maui, a solar consultant with Haleakala Resources, died Nov. 9 in Lanai City. Born in California, he is survived by wife Georgianna, son Joel, daughter Shawn Kaiwi, father Eldon, brothers Don and Doug and four grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Wainapanapa State Park. Reception: Honokalani Ranch in Hana. Aloha attire.

Bullet Rose D. Fernandez, 88, of Honolulu died Saturday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Freeport, Ill., she is survived by son Kane, daughter Kulani, brothers Scott and Charles “Chuck” Allen, sister Rachel Bradford, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Punahou School, Thurston Chapel. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, UH Foundation, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu 96828-0270.

Bullet Arthur C.H. Fung, 71, of Wailuku, a schoolteacher on Kauai and Maui, died Sunday at home. Born in Kula, Maui, he is survived by wife Myrna H.; sons Scott A. and Ricky R. Fung and Daniel S. Kunishige; daughters Alison H. Kunishige and Heather S.M. Fung; brothers George and William; and sisters Violet Fung, Doris Chock and Rose Crawford. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Iao Congregational Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Thomas A. Griffin Jr., 71, of Honolulu, a retired executive for Orange and Rockland Utilities, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was also a World War II veteran. Born in New York, he is survived by wife Gloria D., son Keith, brother Carl, and sisters Joan Griffin and Carol Regan. Mass: noon Saturday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Call after 11 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, c/o Dr. Brian Issell, 1236 Lauhala St., Honolulu 96813.

Bullet Hannah L.T. Holokahi, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired nurses' aide at Tripler Hospital, died Nov. 7 in Castle Hospital. Born in Kau, Hawaii, she is survived by daughter Luana K. Hook; sisters Lai Hing Won, Lai Moi Lum and Lai Wan Martinson; hanai brothers Herman K. and James L. Awai; hanai sister Mary Peters; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Fourth Ward, 46-117 Halaulani St. in Kaneohe. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Matsuyo Ikejiri, 95, of Honolulu died Nov. 7 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Fukuoka, Japan, she is survived by daughters Jean S. Shinbo and Bessie S. Lew, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Harriet M.K. Kamanu, 71, of Waimanalo, a retired forelady for Dole Corp., died Nov. 6 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Oscar K.; sons Aron and Eric; daughters Trudy Chang and Ethel “Nani” Kamanu; brothers Douglas and Francis Kamakawiwoole; sisters Mary Johnson, the Rev. Ethel Amina and Barbara Baker; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Kailua Pentecostal Church, 298 Kakahiaka St. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Tommy T. Kaneda, 75, of Wailuku, a retired carpenter, died last Tuesday at home. Born in Wailuku, he is survived by daughters Korina Kaahanui and Tammy Yamashita; brother Sammy M. Kanada; sisters Elaine N. Miyagawa, Janet I. Tomita and Dorothy Y. Komoda; and six grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Inurnment: Makawao Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Lilly C. Lau, 90, of Honolulu died Oct. 11 in Virginia. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Jerry and Donald. Memorial services: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Arthur Leiwalo, 67, of Ewa Beach, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Wednesday. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Arthur Jr., Clayton, Nelson and Michael; daughter Florence Mattos; and 15 grandchildren. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet William M. Miller, 87, of Puna, Hawaii, a self-employed contractor, died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. Born in New Mexico, he is survived by wife Fern, son Jerry M., five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three great- great-grandchildren. No services.

Bullet Irene Y.L. Moo, 81, of Honolulu, a professional schoolteacher, died Friday in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Lynnanne Holden, brothers Luther Y.C. and Glenn Y.L. Chang, and four grandchildren. Services: noon today at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Makiki Christian Chinese Cemetery. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Arthritis Foundation.

Bullet Clarence S. Moritomo, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter, died Tuesday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by wife Ritsuko, son Ernest S., daughters Nancy R. Yamachi and Lois H. Funai, and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Teruo Nakayama, 94, of Honolulu, a retired plumbing contractor, died Nov. 7 in Straub Hospital. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, he is survived by wife Dorothy H., son Dr. Francis, daughters Patsy Sakai and Iris Nakayama, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services held.

Bullet William M. “Duke” Pearson, 81, of Waianae, a retired merchant seaman, died Nov. 7 in Waianae. Born in Savannah, Ga., he is survived by daughter Ida Peppers; sons William P., Fredrick and William M.; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services held.

Bullet Elizabeth K. Shizuru, 83, of Mililani died Nov. 2 in Leahi Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons James and Thomas, brothers Herbert Smith and Nelson K. Rice, 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and six great-great- grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Bullet Anne G. Sterry, 85, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 24 in Keauhou Rehabilitation Healthcare Center. Born in New York, she is survived by husband Lewis T., daughter Joanne Wong, son Norman C., brother Prescott Gould, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, West Hawaii Chapter, P.O. Box 390247, Kailua-Kona, HI 96739.

Bullet Morisuke Taira, 91, of Torrance, Calif., a retired mechanic, died Oct. 30 in Torrance, Calif. Born on Okinawa, he is survived by wife Grace M.; son Walter; daughters Susan Maruo, Mae Tanaka and Jean Kobashigawa; half sisters Masae Takushi and Misao R. Takara; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Bullet Nancy F. Takase, 65, of Torrance, Calif., a retired public schoolteacher in California, died Oct. 18. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Richard; daughters Sandra Sautacreu and Sharon Flannery; brother Dr. Paul Fujimoto; sisters Grace Miyake, Fusae Wakayama, Jeannette Okazaki and Alice Uemura; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet George K. Takemoto, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired body and fender repairman, died Nov. 8 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he is survived by daughter Linda T. Kim; brothers Harry Y., Waichi, Thomas T. and Takeo; sister Ann S. Toda; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet H. Tom Thorson, 86, formerly of Honolulu, died Nov. 2 in Seattle. He was born in Meckling, S.D. He is survived by daughters, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services on the mainland. Memorials suggested to Lions Club 19-B Hearing Foundation at 4919 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 98203.



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