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Thursday, August 3, 2000

Yetsuo Higa remembered

Robert Adomi, 74, of Honolulu, who retired from United Airlines reservations, died Monday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Robert and Jeffrey; daughters Nancy Minatodani, Elizabeth Johnson, Laurie Kahn and Jennifer Kaehu; sister Phyllis Mulrine, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

John W. Anderson, 78, of Kihei, a retired agricultural adviser for the federal government, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was a World War II veteran in the U.S. Navy. He was born in Fresno, Calif. He is survived by wife Song Sun; sons Jon Lee and Scott; daughters Michelle Lizieri, Tina Firmignac and Mei Shan Tanaka; stepsons Insun, Young Sun and Chong Sun Kim; and brothers Robert and Richard. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Keawalai Congregational Church, Makena. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Only leis welcome.

Fukiko Sato Arnold, 83, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor of Lady K. Inc., died July 22 in Queen's Hospice. She was born in Yokohama, Japan. She is survived by sons Katsunosuke Tsuji and Daijiro Yamauchi; brother Shinya Sato; sisters Sachiko Nakanishi and Michiko Kubouchi, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Naomi K. Bobbitt, 55, of Waianae died July 25. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George; son John Hauoli; daughters Denise Kaaihue, Virginia Bobbitt, Violet Maio, Priscilla Ah You and Georgette and Naomi Bobbitt; brother Sam Hauoli, and sisters Winona Yamamoto, Esther Uta, Rosalyn Delacruz, Sarah Larinaga, Mary Gerard and Martha Ramsey. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lualualei Beach Park, Middle Park, Waianae. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Angeline "Angie" Perry Chambers, 81, of Pearl City and formerly of Tucson, Ariz. died Saturday. She was born in Lawai, Kauai. She is survived by sons John and Robert Funes; brother Frank Perry, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo, Kauai. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Dorothea G. Chandler of Honolulu died Friday. She is survived by son Richard A. and daughter Heidi A. Private services. Contributions suggested to the Honolulu Academy of Arts or the American Cancer Society.

John P. Delacruz, 73, of Hilo will be remembered in services at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Umeno Fujioka, 90, of Aiea died July 22. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons James, Dr. Theodore, George and Henry; sister Kimie Nakayama, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Amelia M. Gay, 72, of Kailua-Kona, a retired secretary for the Hawaii Visitors Bureau, died July 20 in Keauhou Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She is survived by son Charles; daughters Amelia Bray, Viola "Liko" Harwood, Iola Matsuyama and Kanani Turner, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Mokuaikaua Church. Call after 5 p.m. Private scattering of ashes.

William "Willie" Gould, 72, of Makaha, a retired tile layer with Craig & Co., died last Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Thomas and William Gould Jr., Jonathan Peterson and Maynard Perry; daughters Annette Gould, Angela Perry, Marisa Escuardro, Kismet Gould and LouAnn Kaaialii; brothers Benjamin and Gilbert "Bolo"; sisters Florence "Lei" Gould, Lita Lemson and Maryann Toyama, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Roseline Iwata, 91, of Kahului, Maui, a presser at Snow White Laundry and Yoshizawa Laundry, died Tuesday in Kula Hospital. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Robert; daughters Katherine McCullough, Rosalie Kauhaahaa and Bette Lou Mercado; brother Joseph Ferreira; sisters Lucille Erickson, Eva Hatcher, Mary Mucciacco and Betty Knight; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Fellowship reception: Nakamura Mortuary. Casual attire.

E. Joy Jemmott, 59, of Waimea, Hawaii, a real estate associate with Mauna Kea Realty, died Sunday at home. She was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is survived by sister June Boyle. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at St. James' Episcopal Church in Waimea. Call after 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Memorial Garden at St. James' Episcopal Church or to a favorite charity.

Aketo Maebo, 74, of Hilo, a former owner of the Maebo Noodle Factory, died yesterday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Rachael H.; son Blane; daughter Maxine Maebo-Ha'o; mother Koto; brother Masato; sisters Sally T. Miyakaku, Misue Furuta, Yukie Anzai, Chisato Holck, Nancy Y. Masada and Jean T. Taketa, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary K. Maeda, 81, of Kaneohe died July 23. She was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. She is survived by sons Richard and Clifford, daughter Michele Price, five grandchildren and a great-grandson. Private services.

James S. "Jimbo" Miyashiro, 64, of Honolulu, a meat cutter of Foodland, Daiei and S&S Saimin, died July 23 at home. He is survived by daughter Joan Fukuhara; brothers George H. and Raymond M.; sister Joann Nuibe, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

Amy H. Olaivar, 56, of Honolulu died Saturday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Raymond M.; daughter Florence M. Cabiles; father Raymond R. Dias Jr.; brothers Robert D. Stride and Raymond R. Dias III; sister Bruna M. Lam, and four grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Stan M. "Gunner" Ryley Jr., 60, of Marina, Calif. and formerly of Makakilo, a senior supervisor for unexploded ordinance, U.S.A. Environmental, died July 13. He was a retired Vietnam veteran with the U.S. Navy. He was born in Alameda, Calif. He is survived by children Lori, Tony, Rocky and Robin; brother Richard; mother Elva, and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 12:15 p.m. Saturday at St. Jude's Church in Makakilo. Lunch: Stan's Makakilo home. Call Rocky at 672-3752 for information.

Beatrice S. Sakagawa, 83, of Wahiawa, a retired owner of Bea's Beauty Center in Wahiawa, died July 15 in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Richard M.; daughter Gerilyn "Geri" A. Higa; brothers Gilbert T. and Ernest T. Eto; sisters Jane K. Oshiro, Evelyn K. Matsuda and June S. Oda, and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tsuneji Suda, 80, of National City, Calif. and formerly of Kihei, a retired produce agent, died July 21. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Rafaela; sons Howard and Robert; sisters Harue Nakashima, Yukie Yagi, Patricia Leong, Doris Azuma, Chiyoko Finan and Tamae Shiraishi, and brothers Takao, Shiro and Steve. Services and burial on the mainland.

Kazuo C. "Suki" Sukekane, 74, of Kailua, a retired letter carrier, died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in Watsonville, Calif. He is survived by wife Phyllis; sons Clinton, Chester and Craig; daughters Charlene Sukekane, Carol Matsuoka and Candace Tawara; brother Hayato; sisters May Higashi, Shizue Tomihiro, Mich Sukekane, Satsuki Masuguchi, Kikue Hirano and Sumie Kasai, and eight grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hajime "Jimmy" Tsuda, 81, of Honolulu died Friday. Incorrect information for an obituary published Monday was provided by the mortuary.

Frank "Paco" Villaverde, 85, of Kahului, Maui died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Pukalani, Maui. He is survived by sisters Marie Miller, Helen Teixeira and Alice Villaverde. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Church in Makawao. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Veteran's Cemetery.

Haru Yamashiro, 94, formerly of Haiku, Maui died June 21. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by sons Walter, James and Allan; daughters Alice Arakawa and Edith Wall, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Yukiko Yoshioka, 84, of Hilo, a retired seamstress, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Darwin; daughter Patricia Kawasaki; brothers Ralph and Dr. Richard Nishioka; sisters Eiko Okui, Shizuko Nishioka, Teruko Matsunaga and Takeko Ide, and a granddaughter. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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