Obituaries

Tuesday, December 22, 1998


Bullet Takeshi Abe, 69, of Kaneohe was born in Ewa. Incorrect information for an obituary published Thursday was provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Ernest J. Aiu, 78, of Mililani Town, a retired city superintendent of the Refuse Division, died last Tuesday at home. he was born in Pauoa Valley. He is survived by wife Blossom L.; son Kenneth Apana; daughter Joann L. Oya; brothers Robert, Benjamin and Larry, and seven grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Minnie F. Andrade, 96, of Kalaheo, Kauai, died Saturday in Wilcox Hospital. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Manuel, Antone and Alfred; daughters Beatrice Costa and Margaret Medeiros; 19 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and 66 great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial in the church cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Kazuko Ann Arakawa, 91, of Pearl City died Dec. 11 in Maluhia Long-Term Care Health Center. She was born in Okinawa. She is survived by son Albert H.; daughters Sumiko Azama, Grace M. Ige and Winifred E. Tasaka, 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Marie Benson, of Hawaii Kai died Dec. 12 in Straub Hospital. She was born in New York City. Scattering of ashes at sea Thursday from the catamaran Kahala Kai.

Bullet O Chun Choe, 64, of Honolulu, a taxi driver, died Sunday. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Sun Sop; sons Lexon, Ron, Eric and Rod; brothers Ho Chun and Na Chun Choe, and seven grandchildren. Services: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet John N. Hundhammer, 63, of Olinda, Maui, a retired manager for First Hawaiian Bank, Kailua Branch, died Saturday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Fred and Tom and sister Demetra Reynolds. Services: 10 a.m. Jan. 9 at Hawaii Yacht Club. Scattering of ashes at sea, with a reception to follow. Casual attire.

Bullet Marie D. Jones, 89, of Honolulu died last Tuesday in Honolulu. She was born in Plymouth, Wis. She is survived by friends, including Dr. David Jone, Angelique Signorelli and Landy Chapman. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Donations suggested to the Salvation Army.

Bullet Lillian K. Kuga, 87, of Honolulu, formerly of Sierra Madre, Calif., died Dec. 11. She is survived by sons Richard, James and Ronald; daughters Leatrice Aragaki and Martha Watanabe; brothers George and Harold Tanaka; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Harry Hoi Lee, 77, of Honolulu, who worked for the Pearl Harbor Shop Nos. 07 and 64, died Thursday in Kaiser Hospital. He was also a Honolulu airport maintenanceman. He is survived by wife Nancy; sons Gilbert, Patrick, Gregory and Randall; daughter Annette Ramsey; brother Kam Wong, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Herbert A. “Kimchee” Lee, 67, of Waianae is also survived by daughters Raenette Aono, Nanette Laa and Kathy Lee. The information is additional to that in an obituary printed yesterday.

Bullet George H.J. Lum, 75, of Honolulu, who retired from Liberty Bank, died last Tuesday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara; son Spencer, and sisters Anna Sen and Betty Chock. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private burial.

Bullet James Y. Maeda, 63, of Honolulu, owner and instructor of Maeda Minyo Kenkyu Kai, died Saturday in Kuakini Hospital. He is survived by wife Doris T.; sons Calvin Y., Gary Y. and Wayne Y.; daughter Nancy K. Kawahara; sisters Yoshiko Matsunaga and Doris S. Higa, and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Fumie Niino, 85, of Honolulu died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Honohina, Hawaii. She is survived by son Walter; daughter Jane Lee; brother Harry Mizobe; sisters Florence Muramoto and Alice Matsushima, and three grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Honolulu Bible Church. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Kenneth M. Okihara, 55, of Honolulu, a retired investigator with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, died Nov. 16 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Valerie; son Vance; daughter Terri; brothers Burt and James, and sister Lorraine Winfield. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Robert W. Ritter, 48, of Hilo, a computer teacher, died Thursday at home. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Gerdine; son Robert R.; daughter Mitsy Smith; mother Helen Thomas; brother Paul, and a grandchild. No services.

Bullet Steve Schneider, 92, of Hakalau, Hawaii, a retired tool and die maker, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by wife Laura; daughter Barbara Benoit, and sister Annette. No services.

Bullet Doris K. Takasaki, 81, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died Dec. 14 at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Clinton H.; brother Norman H. Onuma; stepmother Moto Onuma; half-brothers Tamotsu “Tom” and Masayoshi Onuma; half-sisters Chiyoko Takenaka, Lillian Kawabata, Edith Nishino, Patsy Nakamura and Gail Inoue, two grandchildren and a great-grandson. Private services.

Bullet Shinyei Zakahi, 83, of Aiea died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Puuloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hatsue; son George K.; daughters Nancy Sakima, Helen Shimazu, Edith Araki, Hazel Ginoza and Aileen Yoshimura; sister Kiyoko Chinen, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.



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