James Wheeler "Jim" Turner of Honolulu, retired Love's Bakery president, past potentate of Aloha Temple and past chairman of Shriners Hospital for Children, died Oct. 16 in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 79.
James Turner, former
Loves president, dies
By Harold Morse
He retired after 17 years as Love's president in 1986. During his 36 years with the bakery, he saw automation revolutionize the business and saw public demand shift from a few staple baked goods to a wide variety of bakery products.
Turner was born in San Francisco. He came to Hawaii in 1931 as a boy on a three-month vacation with his family. They ended up staying, and Turner attended schools here, graduating from Roosevelt High School.
He joined Love's in 1950 as Big Island distribution manager, became sales manager in 1957 and later rose to vice president and general manager. He assumed the presidency in 1969.
His Shriners activity led to his installation in 1973 as potentate of the Aloha Temple of the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of Mystic Shrine. His civic activity also included service as president of Waikiki Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by son Michael; daughter Michele; sister Jean Gallo; and two grandchildren.
Hawaii services have been held. Contributions in his memory may be made to Shriners Hospital.
Eliseo "Al" Alfonso, 59, of Hawaii Kai, a housing inspector with the state Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii, died Oct. 30 in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. He is survived by wife Mikihala Norma; brothers Albert, Vidal and Alfred, and sisters Victoria Levoit, Magdalena Ranion and Soledad Aquino. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.
Kimberly K. Belluomini, 38, of Kihei, Maui, died Oct. 27 at home. She was born in Iowa. She is survived by father Ronald Assmann; mother Joyce Rose; sons Steven Bruner and Brandon Belluomini; brother Todd M. Assmann, and grandmother Neva Anderson. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Makawao Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Ellen Chong Chee, 92, of Kailua-Kona, a retired schoolteacher, died Wednesday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Henry A. Jr. and Joseph A.; daughter Henrietta K.L., and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hale Hoomalu Pavillion, Kuakini Highway. Call after 9 a.m. Internment of urn to follow.
Dr. Patrick K.C. Chun, 55, of Lawton, Okla., a retired colonel, died Thursday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susan; son Eric S.; daughter Stephanie A.; sisters Victoria Chin, Lynette Honjiyo and Wendy Chun, and brothers Jack and Roland. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Isabel A. Esperanza, 81, of Waipahu, a retired care home operator, died Sunday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Esteban; sons Romeo, Freddie and Douglas; daughters Amelia Cambe and Evelyn Guiang, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.
Richard F. Guard, 77, of Honolulu, a retired stockbroker, died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. He is survived by wife Phyllis; sons Richard F. Jr., Christopher and Thomas; daughter Karen Luce; sister Barbara Sheehan, and nine grandchildren. Private services.
Minosuke Hanabusa, 99, of Waianae, a retired commercial fisherman, died Friday in Ka Punawai Ola. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by sons Isao and Reginald M.; daughter Hazel T. Tsukano, 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 7 p.m. Cremation to follow.
Fanny Lai Kau, 83, of Waipahu died Oct. 27 at home. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband John Lai; daughter Terry W. Rogers; brothers Kim Sing and Sam Pang; sisters Jennie Ching and Betty Zane, four grandsons and a great granddaughter. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Frederick M. Koike, 82, of Sacramento, Calif., died Oct. 16 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Ethel Ito. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji, Pali Highway. Casual attire.
Edward F.C. Mahi, 67, of Honolulu, a retired security guard for Hawaii Protective Association, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lydia "Eleanor"; daughter Lynn Chinen; brothers Robert L. Simerson and William "Billy" Kamahiai, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Tripler Army Medical Center, Third Floor Chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.
Yoshie Morikami, 96, of Keaau, Hawaii and formerly of Kona, a retired proprietress for Morikami Store in Kona, died Friday in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Milton, Morris and Melvin; daughters May Yamamoto, Violet Halili and Daisy Suezaki; sisters Misayo Minami and Keiko Sonoda; 24 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Edith I. "Mela" Nitta, 44, of Honolulu, associate pastor for the Way of Holiness Pentecostal Church, died Oct. 28. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Glenn; sons Isaac, Israel, Joshua and Stephen; father Leonard Berube; brothers Robert, James, Isaac, David and Lanakila Kupihea, and sisters Alyce Ann Grimes and Faith and Muilan Kupihea. Services: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.
Jose C. Pena, 58, of Waipahu, a housekeeping maintenance man at Tripler Medical Center, died Oct. 24 at home. He was also a plant mechanic for Dole Pineapple Cannery. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Carmelita M.; sons Glenn and Jose "Jr."; brothers Thomas and Juanito; sisters Avecilia Salinas, Felicitas Cerezo and Rosita Cariaso, and two grandchildren. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Church. Call from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Rowella P. Rapozo, 52, of Makawao, Maui, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Charles; parents William and Mary Soon; daughters Billie Jean Machado, Sheldene K. Kehano and Catherine L. Rapozo; sons Wilson and Jill; brothers William Jr., Charles, Andrew, John and Philip Soon; sisters Willamette Soon, Germaine Szewczyk and Lani Meyer, and three grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pukalani. Services: noon Saturday at the church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park.
Dominga M. "Doming" Rivera, 63, of Waipahu, a beautician, died Oct. 31. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Jose R., and sons Ricky and Jeffrey. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at the park.
Jacqueline L. "Jackie" Ross, 28, of Kahuku will be remembered in a Mass 11 a.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter and Paul Mission in Waimea. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.
Gilbert J. "Gimo" Souza, 68, of Kahului, a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Genevieve Brown-Souza; son Gilbert J.; stepson Alan J. Brown; daughters Koren Kaneakua, Kathy "Dicky" Grace, Susan Atay and Lisa Marie Souza; stepdaughters Teresa Ferreira and Brenda Brown; brothers Robert and Larry; sisters Tillie Dobrate, Mary Jane Mau, Margo Doucet and Patricia Smith, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl with military honors.
Jocelyn J. "Joyce" Toledo, 48, of Pearl City died Friday in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Tim M.; companions Koki, Kolohe and Maina; mother Trinidad C. Batalon; brothers Thomas A., Frank "Junior Boy" and Nelson Batalon, and sisters Carol Jean Takafuji, Diane Albeso and Linda Mae Au. Services: noon tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Estanislao C. Vea, 90, of Hilo, a retired stevedore for Hilo Transportation & Terminal Co., died Oct. 26 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Jaycinth D., Joycelyn D. and Jeannie D.; stepsons Fredilito D. and Alger D. Abejon and Robert Perreira; stepdaughter Mary Grace D. Abejon, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual/aloha attire.
Karl E. Wersing, 48, of Hilo will be remembered in a Mass 11 a.m. Friday at Malia Puka O Kalani in Keaukana, Hawaii. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.
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