Patricia K. Putman
mixed law and medicine
Sales and credit manager
Conniff motivated others
Longtime Hawaiian entertainer
Leinaala Simerson dies at 71
Ginette Delmar-Laudic, 82, of San Diego, died Tuesday in New York. She is survived by sons Henri J. and Philippe Delmar; daughters Francoise D. Chock, Nelly M. Delmar, Marie A. Tristano and Marie D. Sepulveda; sister Muguette Reich, and 11 grandchildren. Prayer services: 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Call after 10:15 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Edward W. Forsythe, 69, of Haleiwa, a retired principal for the state Department of Education, died Tuesday. He is survived by wife Ruth K.; son Clayton K.; daughters Roxanne K. Galea'i, Ronette K. Taeoalii and Robin K. Maiava; brothers Byron G. and Francis G.K.; sisters L. Jorgen Walk and M. Maile Riggin, and 16 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the Waialua Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery.
Andrew J. Grammer, 75, of Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaii, a yard service cleaner with Timmy's Yard Service, died Sunday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Maria E. Hill; brothers Demetrio Gonsalves and Eddie Grammer, and sister Mary Keller. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Pahoa Assembly of God Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.
Lillian O. Harada, 70, of Mililani, died Saturday in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Edward K.; daughter Grace Y.; brothers the Rev. Seido, Henry and Takeo Ogawa, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Harris United Methodist Church. Casual attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to the late Rev. David J. Harada Memorial Scholarship Fund, at Kilohana United Methodist Church, 5829 Mahimahi St., Honolulu, HI 96821-2120.
Leo W. Kailiponi, 80, of Hauula, died Jan. 4 in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Dryden and Ronnie Kalaaukahi, and daughters Geraldine Pascual, Nadean Preston, June Kailiponi and Sharon Solomon. Services: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.
Paul J. Kyle, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, died Wednesday in Kaneohe. He was born in Baltimore. He was also a retired appraiser from Pacific Insurance. He is survived by wife Kikuko; sons Donald, Douglas and Bruce; daughter Paula, and 10 grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at International Baptist Church. Call from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.
Visitacion L. Lopez, 89, of California and formerly of Honolulu, died Jan. 2 in Loma Linda Community Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Elia Martin and Leonila Barruga, son Aniceto, sister Hipolita Fernandez, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.
Annetta C. Malandra, 86, of Hilo and formerly of Pahoa, Hawaii, died Monday at home. She was born in Murdock, Fla. She is survived by daughters Pat Merrill and Phyllis Altonn, and six grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at United Community Church in Hilo. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI.
Ayako Matsuura, 82, of Honolulu, who retired from Andrade and Co., died Jan. 5 in Maurice J. Sullivan Family Hospice Center in Ewa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother's family. Private services.
Frank J. McGurk, 73, of Honolulu, a retired federal employee, died Jan. 4 in Tripler Hospital. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y. He is survived by wife Edith; daughter Agnes "Cookie" Sozio; sisters Sarah and Ann. and two grandchildren. Private services.
Helen N. Medalla, 72, of Honolulu and formerly of Lahaina, Maui, a retired housekeeper for the Westin Maui, died Wednesday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Narcisco, Antonio, Maurice, Christopher "Glenn" and Sherwin Abay-Abay; daughters Lorraine Roy and Sharon Weddle; brother Alfredo "Goldie;" sister Sally Morondos, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Edmond P. Moloney, 80, of Kona, Hawaii, and California, a highway technician with the state of California Division of Highways, died Monday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Jean M.; sons Patrick, Gregory B. and Kevin E., and two granddaughters. Memorial services: on board the boat "Terminator," which will depart from Honokohau Harbor at 8 a.m. Sunday for scattering of the ashes.
Yukie "Gladys" Nakahara, 71, of Aiea, is also survived by three grandchildren. The additional information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.
Harue Nojiri, 85, of Hilo, died Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons James and Dennis; brothers Yoshio "Paul," Toshiyuki, Toshiharu and Shigeyoshi Tanaka; sisters Kikue Taniguchi and Shizue Ono, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Karen A. Sato, 47, of Pearl City, a state Department of Education certified substitute teacher, died Tuesday in Straub Hospital. She also worked part-time at Liberty House. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward H.; parents Conrad Lariosa and Betty M. Dela Cuesta; brother Brian T. Dela Cuesta, and sister Laverne F. Morikawa. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Kii Takae, 99, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died Sunday in Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Morio; daughters Teruko Hayakawa and Clara Noyama, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Honoka'a Hongwanji Mission. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Isao Takemoto, 85, of Honolulu, a retired fiscal officer for District Court, died Dec. 29 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Elsie; sons Paul, Alva and Brent; sister Vicki Yoshimura, and three grandchildren. Private services.
Henry Y. "Hank" Terai, 73, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor for the city Automotive Division, died Jan. 7 in Straub Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elaine; sons Gary and Guy Terai and Jensen Uyehara; brother James; sister Lana Nakamoto, and eight grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Honolulu Christian Church. Casual attire. No flowers.
Clark S. Toma, 77, of Mililani, a retired heavy equipment operator for Pacific Construction Co., died last Friday at home. He was born in Haina, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Haruko; stepson Melvin Matsumoto; brothers Masao, Yoshio and Takeo; sisters Chieko Kawashima, Kimiko Takamine, Sueko Endo and Laura Higa, and a granddaughter. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Richard T. Uno, 78, of Maui, is survived by sister Shigeyo Komoda. Incorrect information was provided for an obituary published Tuesday.
Raymond Vaught, 85, of Honolulu, professor of music at the University of Hawaii, died Monday in Honolulu. He was born in Monett, Mo. He is survived by wife Marion; daughter Kathleen Farner; brothers Charles and Daryl, and sister Jane Thompson. Memorial concert at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Honolulu Chamber Music Series, P.O. Box 2233, Honolulu, HI 96804.
Macario D. Ventura, 79, of Waipahu, a retired truck driver with Dole Corp., died Dec. 24 in Maluhia Long Term Care Health Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Esperanza B.; sons Ceferino B., Ernesto and Rogelio; daughter Tessie Ogura; brother Pete, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
John A. "Keoni" Watson, 33, of Las Vegas, died Dec. 11. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Harold and Lucy Ann Abrazado-Kida; sister Anna Maria, and grandmother Lucy Abrazado. Mass: 1 to 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. Jude Church in Makakilo. Call after noon. Burial at sea on Sunday.
Byrene K. White-Troche, 40, of Kapaa, Kauai is survived by daughters Faun Lewis and Nadia Troche and grandmother Nora Kaaua. Incorrect information for an obituary published Saturday was provided by the family.
Irene K.O. Wong Kam, 65, of Aiea, a retired provost marshal secretary at Fort Shafter, died Monday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gilbert Wo On "Sonny"; sons Eugene, Erik and Earle; brothers James and Edwin Wong; sisters Agnes Leong and Linda Tagawa, and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Albert K. "Ala" Yamanouchi, 60, of Haleiwa, died Tuesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kathi; sons Albert "Kalei" Jr., John, Richard and Grant; daughters Sheri and Julia; brothers John Carbonel, Robert and Richard Lee and Ronald Yamanouchi; sisters Ellen Miller, Elsie Brown, Loretta Soon and Laura Rodrigues, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Monday at Liliuokalani Protestant Church. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of the ashes to follow. Casual attire.
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