Thursday, July 1, 1999

Seitoku Arume, 89, of Honolulu, died June 22 in Hale Nani. Born in Puunene, Maui, he is survived by wife Tsuruko; sons Charles and Thomas; daughters Elsie Leatherman, Louise Matsuno and Blanche Ellis; sisters Shizuko Inafuku, Tomiko Matsuda and Tsuruko Miyagi; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire.

Yew Jip Cheuck, 85, of Honolulu, a retired cook, died Tuesday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Canton, China, he is survived by daughter Elaine Loo and four grandchildren. Buddhist services: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Lin Yee Chung Cemetery in Manoa. Casual attire.

Hattie Lu Chock, 85, of Kaneohe, died Friday in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Kula, Maui, she is survived by sons Stanley, Solomon and Edward Chock and Benjamin Holokai; daughters Ruby Autry, May DePonte, Lucille Meyer and Mildred Vierra; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Private services.

Arlene G. Graham, 76, of Hilo and formerly of Lahaina, a key punch operator for the federal government, died June 21 at home. Born in Milwaukee, she is survived by daughters Sherron Allen and Julie Swed-Graham; son John; sisters Virginia Gwinn, Lorraine Bishonden and Georgette Beebe; and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Hilo. Call after 5 p.m. Condolences suggested to 470 Kaiwiki Road, Hilo, HI 96720.

Amy Harens, 43, of Honolulu, an import distributor, died Tuesday in Honolulu. She was also a parent teacher coordinator for Holualoa School. Born in Decatur, Ill., she is survived by husband Duane L.; parents Howard and Ellen Fukuda; grandparent Miyuki Nagao; brothers Donn, Lester, Ross and Todd Fukuda; sister Janice Fukuda; and son Christopher F. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Kaimuki Christian Church and 4 p.m. July 17 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Kailua-Kona. Bright and cheerful attire. Donations suggested to Amy J. Harens Trust Fund, c/o 5207 Kilauea Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.

Ronald B. Herring, 55, of Weatherford, Texas, formerly of Honolulu, died May 28 at home. Born in Monroe, N.C., he is survived by companion Norma P. Abbey; daughters Ronda Ledesma, Christine Rozeboom and Teresa, Samantha and Kimberly Herring; father H.V.; brother Gary; sister Sylvia Nebelsick; and four grandchildren. No services.

Elsie M. Ross Jervey, 83, of Bellevue, Wash., formerly of Honolulu, died Sunday in Seattle. Born in Ewa, she is survived by husband William; daughters Merlyn G. Partsch, Sandra Davis, Juliette Jervey, Lisa Lennox and Gina Mohr; sisters Angie Hyde and Hazel Duncan; brother Robert Travens; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Mass: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Church. Call from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Make A Wish Foundation, 400 East Pine, Suite 220, Seattle, Wash. 98122.

Pelenatete L.T. Kelekolio, 76, of Kapolei, died Friday in Straub Hospital. Born in Fagatogo, American Samoa, she is survived by sons Iulio N. Tevaga and Ikenasio N., Paulo N. and Pesamino N. Kelekolio; daughters Ramona Mageo, Katelina T. Poti, Florina A. Scanlan, Ta'ateo M. and Fa'atuai M. Kelekolio, Noela F. Trowbridge and Telesia Estrada; brothers Taulafoga A., High Chief Leasiolagi V. and Gauta Leasiolagi; sisters Usoimalo Avegalio, Imeleta Pele, Faleatafa So'oto, Taiafi Sasa and Veronica Barber; 38 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

Betty Yuk Lan Lee, 75, of Kailua, died Thursday in Honolulu. Born in Waipahu, she is survived by husband Roy; son Stephen; daughter Linda; brothers Kenneth and Philip Mau; sisters Irene Wong, Gladys Abang and Nancy Lum; and a grandchild. Private services.

Ignjat "Ignacio" Levai, 80, of Honolulu, an importer of European products, died June 9 in Honolulu. Born in Zeman, Yugoslavia, he is survived by wife Mary Pokrajac-Levai and daughter Barbara Levay. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Waikiki Beach near the Aquarium. Casual attire.

James E. "Jim" McInerney, 88, of Seattle and Honolulu, a commander on the warship USS Valaria in the South Pacific, died June 9 in Seattle. Born in Chicago, he is survived by wife Marcie, stepdaughters Marcie Olson and Arlene Miller, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services held. Donations suggested to the Heart Association and Lung Association.

Tsuya Omori, 97, of Papaikou, Hawaii died June 18 in Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Kumamoto Ken, Japan, she is survived by son Tsutomu, daughters Sanae Nekonishi and Sachiko Matsuzaki, 12 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Priscila "Sally" Quirabu, 66, of Lahaina, a retired macadamia nut picker for Wailuku Agribusiness, died Tuesday at home. Born in the Philippines, she is survived by husband Felipe; daughters Monserrat Abundo and Mary R. Quirabu; brothers Vicente, Randy, Ponciano and Honesto Dela Cruz; sisters Florida Asper and Esmenia Marcia; and a grandson. Mass: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park.

Earle D. Schmitz, 76, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii professor of psychology, died June 20 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Los Angeles, he is survived by brother Glenn C. No services.

James K. Todd, 74, of Ronan, Mont., a retired merchant marine engineer, died June 15. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Wanona P.; brothers John, Robert, Clarence, Charles, Ronald and Thomas; and sister Kulani. Services and scattering of ashes held. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Richard Y. "Rick" Tomita, 45, of Honolulu is also survived by brother Kenneth. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Mary E. Zane, 67, of Honolulu was a retired director of medical records for Kaiser Hospital. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

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