Lt. Gen. Stanley R. "Swede" Larsen, born in Honolulu, died Wednesday in a car crash in Shelby County, Ala.
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In World War II, he served with the 35th Infantry Regiment of the 25th Division, going from company commander of a heavy weapons company to regimental commander. He earned the Distinguished Service Cross and the Silver Star.
After serving as an instructor at the Infantry School in Fort Benning, Ga., from January to June 1946, he was transferred to the War Department public relations department in Washington, D.C.
In June 1947, Larsen was assigned as chief of the pictorial section of the public information division and in 1948 became an assistant secretary of the General Staff, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army. In September 1949, he became aide-de-camp to Gen. J. Lawton Collins, chief of staff of the Army.
Larsen took command of the 325th Airborn Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Divison, and in October 1952 became deputy chief of staff and later chief of staff of the XVIII Airborne Corps.
In April 1956, Larsen became assistant division commander of the 10th Infantry Division in Germany.
He served as assistant commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School, and later deputy chief of staff for plans and operations for the 8th U.S Army, Korea.
In October 1960, he assumed command of the U.S. Army Training Center. He later took command of the XXI U.S. Army Corps.
In Europe, he was commanding general of the 8th Infantry Division and later was deputy chief of staff for operations, U.S. Army, Europe.
In 1965, Larsen commanded all U.S. forces in Central Vietnam.
From 1965-67, he commanded the I Field Force to the U.S. Continental Army Command, Fort Monroe, Va. He was later commanding general, 6th U.S. Army, Presidio of San Francisco.
In August 1971, he became deputy commander in chief and chief of staff of the U.S. Army, Pacific, at Fort Shafter.
He was a graduate of Punahou School and the U.S. Military Academy.
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Emily K. "Peachie" Afoa, 55, of Wahiawa, died Oct. 17 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Elliot; sons Elliot Jr. and Lionel Afoa, and Malcolm Afoa-Chung; daughters Glenda and Johanna Afoa, and Dixie Aloese; brothers George "Sonny," Otto and Charles Hoopii; sisters Georgette Hoopii and Martha Kuhiiki; and 21 grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Herbert K. Apaka Jr., 76, of Lihue, a retired service office manager with Hawaiian Tel, died Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was born in Nawiliwili, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kimie, son Cedric K., daughters Alison P. Kane and Laurel P. Apaka, brothers Richmond and Kenneth, sister Hilda and four grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue. Call after 3:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
Henry L. Best Jr., 81, of Ewa Beach, who retired from Pan American Airlines, died Tuesday in Ewa Beach. He also retired from Harbor Square. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Henry III; daughters Maile Tolentino and Leila Best; hanai brother Larry Whipple; hanai sister Maureen Whipple; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice-West.
David C. Brun, 46, of Kihei, Maui, an electrical technician, died Oct. 26 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by father R. Jack and brother Edward A. Private services to be held on the mainland. Donations suggested to the American Heart Association.
Lorenza L. Bumatay, 70, of Kahului, a retired linen employee for the Hyatt Regency, died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Jose; sons Rolando, Arturo, Jose Jr., Hannibal and Samuel; daughters Estrella Nillo, Adelaida Carino, Melchora Spanbock and Blanchita Bumatay; brothers Feliciano, Revelino and Ciriaco Lomboy; sisters Simeona Nerona, Eugenia Balala and Luisa Gonzales; and 15 grandchildren. Service: 7 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: Noon next Saturday at the church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. Angeline M. "Angie" Caporoz, 62, of Waianae, a retired secretary for Sen. James Aki, died Oct. 24. She was born in Moloaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Bonifacio; sons Kim, Kevin, Neal and Blake; daughters Shaina and Verna; mother Rose Villanueva; sister Gloria Apao; half-brothers Raul, Rodney, Richard and Ryan; half-sister Mercedes; and four grandchildren. Rosary and service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church. Call after 6 p.m. Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.
Chiquita C.A.F.D. DeBoer, 51, of Waianae, daughter of A. Frenchy and John "Cobra" DeSoto, died Sunday at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by Alan Woodward; sons David Jr. and Don; daughter Leinaala Crawford; brothers John Jr., Bruce, Ronald and Manuel DeSoto; sister Laura "Lahilahi" DeSoto-McCollough; grandmother Mary Rose Feliciano; and two grandchildren. Service: Noon Monday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.
Juan M. Fangon, 64, of Kailua, a retired auto mechanic for Polynesian Hospitality, died last Saturday in Kailua. He was born in Agoo, La Union, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Adelina L.; sons Ariel L. and Ariel R.; daughters Judy-Lina and Darlene; brothers Jose, Dominador and Mariano; sister Francisca Aspirin; and three grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Service: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Kazue Fujisaka, 86, of Kaneohe died last Saturday in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Stanley; daughters Jane Hew Len, Elaine Urabe and June Ching; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services held.
Margaret A. Grasley-White, 63, of Honolulu died Oct. 15 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Midland, Mich. She is survived by husband Stewart White, father Charles Grasley and brother Clarence Grasley. Services held.
John B. Hogan, 91, of Honolulu died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Willow Springs, Mo. He is survived by caregiver Roy Ono and nieces Elizabeth Hayes and Beryl Sanders. Private services.
Hatsue Ikawa, 85, of Lahaina died Wednesday in Kaneohe. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Herbert, James and Randy, daughter Kazuko Okubo, a brother, three sisters, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Buddhist memorial service: 4 p.m. next Saturday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission on Maui. Casual attire. No flowers.
Cristita I. Iloreta, 74, of Kihei, Maui, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Nacasio I.; sons Feliciano, Guillermo and George; daughters Cecilia Yagin, Dolores Buted, Amparo Guzman and Carmelita Yanos, 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary, call after 6 p.m., and 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Good Shepherd Episcopalian Church, call after 8 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Mike M. "Masa" Ishikawa, 79, of Kaneohe, a truck driver with Hawaiian Bitumuls, died Oct. 27 in Kailua. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Calvin, Mike Jr. and Clarence; daughters Stephanie Murakoshi, Jean Tani and Dawn Smith; sisters Yukio Shiroma and Michiko "Mik" Miyamoto; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Monday at Kaumakapili Church. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Elizabeth K. Kekauoha, 89, died Wednesday in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Oliver; daughter Viola Boteilho; brothers Rawlins, Charles, Oliver, Grant, Alexander, Melvin, Kelany and Jerry Kauhane; sisters Alice Yap and Mary Naito; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Service: Noon Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow.
Uaina Liki, 56, of Honolulu, a maintenance man, died Wednesday at home. He is survived by wife Tinei, brothers Milla and Nikau, and sisters Leitu Faawsau, Lepeka Aitu, and Fagugu, Faamamata, Tuputala and Losi Liki. Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m., Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Alfredo Mendoza, 76, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired field worker for McBryde Sugar Co., died Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Rosales, Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by son Fred, daughters Aurora and Myrna, sister Margarita and a grandson. Service: 10:30 a.m. next Saturday at the Kings Chapel First Assembly of God. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.
Solomon M. Naeole, 63, of Hoolehua, Molokai, died Sunday in Molokai General Hospital. He was born in Hoolehua. He is survived by wife Jean; sons Solomon, Gordon, Francis and Walter; daughters Debra Ann, Betty Jean and Charna Rae; brothers Rex and Francis Livingston and Simeon Naeole Jr.; sisters Miriam Kunihiro, Dorothy Quintua, Alice Barona and Lorraine Borden; and eight grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Ka Hala Laa O Iruselema Hou Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Cemetery. Aloha attire.
James B. Namocot, 57, of Ewa Beach, an administrator at HQ USCINCPAC J11, Camp Smith, died Oct. 26 in the Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Barbara A.; daughters Jacqueline B. Castillo and Jessica B. Saragoza; brothers Nicacio Namoc, and Castor V., C. Kenneth, Adriano and Michael G. Namocot; sisters Felicidad Birch and Verna M. Namocot; and five grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Jude Church, 92-104 Leipapa Way. Call after 8:30 a.m. Private cremation. Casual attire. No flowers.
Elfriede T. Puga, 82, of Haiku, Maui, a self-employed professional musician, died Oct. 20 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Germany. She is survived by son Richard and sister Ilse Bellamy. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-noon next Saturday at the Ballard Family Mortury. Scattering of ashes: 7 a.m. Nov. 12 at the Kihei Boat Harbor.
Matsue Sakai, 85, of Hilo died Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Wayne, Calvin, Ronald and Donald; sisters Fusae Miyamoto and Hatsue and Yukiko Kojiro; brothers Raymond, Katsuto and Henry Kojiro; and four grandsons. Memorial service: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Velma M. Santos, 69, of Wailuku, a former Maui Councilwoman, will be remembered in services tomorrow. Santos died Monday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Louis;, son Mark, daughters Alexa Kahui, Ilona Cluney and Leslie Santos, and three grandchildren. Service: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.
Bobbie J.G. Schandel, 55, of Honolulu, an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C., died Monday in Phoenix. She also had a real estate career in California and Arizona, and in 1984 opened the first MAACO Auto Painting franchise in Hawaii. She operated the franchise until September of this year. Schandel was born in Elizabethtown, N.C. She is survived by mother Katie S. Graham and siblings Clayton Graham, Connie Outlaw, Candis Smith and Kaywood Draughon. Services held on the mainland. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Clarence S.Y. Shim, 79, formally of Kaneohe, a retired chef who worked on Johnson Island, died Oct. 9 in San Francisco, Calif. He is survived by wife Lillian Y.; daughters Sharlene Shim and Ramona Chang; brothers Edward W.S., Roland K.Y., Wallace K.K., Richard K.O., Leonard K.F. and Francis K.C.; and sister Florence K.N. Heu. Service: 5 p.m. Wednesday at St. Augustine Church, Kapaau, Hawaii, call after 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 720 N. King St., call after 2 p.m. Inurnment with military honors: 1 p.m. Nov. 13 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.
Faith K. Singson, 39, of Wailuku, a cashier at Costco, died Wednesday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lawrence F.; daughter Marayna Allosada-Singson; sons Fausto and Farren Allosada; mother Janet K.K. Silva; brothers Alan and Sherman Kong; and sisters Collette Thomas and Prudence Rosario. Service: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. next Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Leis only.
Winifred T. Takemoto, 73, of Waialua, died Tuesday in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Eric; daughter Lyanne Nakamoto, and brothers Marven and Stanley Sato. Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.
Charles K.Y. Tom, 63, of Kaneohe, founder and owner of Charles Tom Contracting, died Tuesday. He was also a U.S. Marines veteran. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon; sons Charles "Sonny" Jr., Chris and Chad; daughters Sheree Loui, Synette and Sonya; brothers Dr. Harry Tom and Phillip Soares; sisters Ann Lee, Judy Heiser, Phyllis Soares and Patricia Spangler; and six grandchildren. Service: 10 a.m. Monday at the Garden of Devotion, Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society, Hawaii Chapter.
Feao Tupuola Jr., 48, of Honolulu, who was beaten to death with a baseball bat on Oct. 12, will be remembered in services Tuesday. He was born in Fagasa, American Samoa. He is survived by mother Onolina Tuitasi; son Pesamino; daughter Malia; brothers Fred Tuinei and Pesamino, Revelation and David Tupuola; and sisters Malia Mainuu and Sepora, Ole, Ruta and Ile Tupuola. Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Entombment: 12:30 p.m., Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Richard S. Ueda, 77, of San Marcos, Calif., a native of Oahu, died Monday at home. He is survived by son Miles, daughters Mury Miyagi and Rikki Ueda, and sisters Hazel Tanijo, Yoshie Kuraya, Helcyon Ota, Naomi Ueda and Jane Tabusa. Memorial services to be held on the mainland.
Barbara H. Urner, 76, of Kailua, cofounder of The Hand and Eye gallery in Honolulu, died Sunday at home. She was born in Cedarhurst, Long Island, N.Y. She is survived by husband John Schofield, daughters Susan and Sharon and two grandchildren. Private services held. Donations suggested to the Rehab Foundation of the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific or to the Hawaii Humane Society.
Janice J. Vierra, 54, of Honolulu, a manager for Royal Aloha Vacation Club, died Tuesday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Louise and brothers Clyde and Glenn. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes.
Teofilo "Shorty" Villeso, 69, of Honolulu, a maintenance supervisor for Aloha Stadium, died Tuesday in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Vance M. and Vince M., daughter Valerie M. and a grandchild. Service: 11 a.m. Tuesay at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.
Buster Woo, 74, of San Mateo, Calif., a native of Kauai, died Tuesday in San Mateo, Calif. He was the owner of a plastic fabrications company and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by wife Letisia, three sons, three daughters, six sisters, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services to be held on the mainland. Donations suggested to the American Diabetes Foundation, 55 Shaw Ave., Suite 105, Clovis, CA 93612. Friends and family may pay their respects online at http://www.legacy.com.
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