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Thursday, December 7, 2000

Elsie T. Akizaki, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Washington Intermediate School teacher, died Saturday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Adeline T. Ozaki and several nephews. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

David K. Arcilla, 50, of Las Vegas, formerly of Kaneohe, a former Hicks Homes and Trans-Hawaiian employee, died last Thursday. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Piilani; sons John, Donald and Matthew Ernestberg and David K. Arcilla Jr.; daughters Blossom Flores, Mae Fujimoto, Donna Leaver, Miriam Corpuz and Davena Abad; brothers Joseph "Bully" Kupukaa, David Robins and James and Halona Kaopuiki; sisters Shirley A. Rawlins, Gina Sasada, Norma "Lei" Akima and Helena Nahoopii; and 31 grandchildren. Memorial services: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Sand Island Beach Park. Scattering of ashes at sea off Molokai Sunday. Aloha attire.

Herman Ching, 84, of Kailua died Sunday. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Herman Jr., Stephen and Ronald; daughters Naomi Wong, Puanani Lofton and Nalani Mahelona; brothers Joseph Marlun and George Ching; sister Josephine Lagrimas, 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Bryson K. Fernandez, 47, of Waiahole, a Kaneohe Post Office letter carrier, died Nov. 29 in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Reiko; daughter Ramie; sons Bryan and Keoni; parents Butch and Lei, and sisters Dawn Camacho, Pat-Lynn Esteban and Sukoshi Moana. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary, call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m., Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery. Casual attire.

Rosalind K.D.K. Kamakea, 80, of Waimanalo, died Nov. 26 in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Kainaliu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons David K. Jr. and Anthony Kaneao; daughters Lorraine Maeshiro, Piilani Inocencia and Pualani Kamakea; brothers Antone and Rufus Duarte; sisters Adaline Mercer, Julia Luat, Elsie Kennedy, Sally J. Gardner, Phyllis Hashimoto and Vivian Pinto; stepsons Warren Kaneao and John and Hiram Kamakea; stepdaughter May Lawelawe, 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kaumakapili Church. Call between 5 and 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Thomas J. Kaneta, 83, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 29 in Kailua-Kona. He was born in Keokea, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Milton, Norman and Jon; daughters Patricia Caceres and Jonelle Holton; sisters Annie Coleman and Caroline Weaver; 16 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary in Honolulu. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m., Kalaepohaku Cemetery. Casual attire.

Sherri-Ann S.Y. Lee, 42, of San Francisco, a native of Honolulu, died Sunday in San Francisco. Lee was a substitute primary school teacher. She is survived by husband Gary; son Jeffrey; daughter Chelsea; mother Yuen Sin Lau, and sister Kelli K. Chung. Services will be held on the mainland.

Herbert S. Masatsugu, 79, of Honolulu, formerly of Pearl City, a retired operations supervisor for Bank of Hawaii, died last Thursday in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Betty; daughter Lois; brother James, and a granddaughter. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Call after 5 p.m. No flowers.

Thomas T. "Tom" Matsuda, 49, of Honolulu, an executive sous chef for the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, will be remembered in a service Sunday. Matsuda was stabbed to death Friday in Waikiki. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Colleen G.; sons Warren and Ian; daughter Julia; mother Tomiko; brother Miles, and sisters Mary Kunimitsu, Amy Hahn-Marcos and Nancy Nakasone. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. A celebration of his life will also be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel's Kohala-Kona Room. Scattering of ashes at sea will follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Leah R. Middlebrook, 97, of Honolulu, a retired New York University professor emerita and English department head, died Tuesday at home. She was born in New York. She is survived by son Jonathan; daughter Judith A. Schack, and two grandchildren. Private inurnment will be held on the mainland.

George M. Mukai, 86, of Honolulu, a retired shipwright for Dillingham Shipyard, died Nov. 28. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Hisako; sons Rodney, Clifford and Thomas; sister Misao Sumida; and three grandchildren. Services were private.

Peggy S. Nakasone, 78, of Honolulu, a retired office administrator for Walter Leong & Associates, died Nov. 16. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by brothers Hideo and Hiroshi. Private services.

Gail A. Onoue, 34, of Waipahu, a licensed practical nurse for Kahi Mohala, died Friday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents George T. and Amy Y.; brothers Steven Y. and Glenn T., and sisters Lynn E. Onoue and Mavis F. Takai. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Sunday at the Honolulu Central Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mae H. Otsuka, 68, of Waialua, a retired food service manager for Kaala Elementary School, died Nov. 25 at home. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Thomas M.; sons Troy, Chuck and Neal; daughter Tammi-Sue Keao; brothers Abraham, Wilfred, George and Ralph Koga; sisters Masako Nishikawa, Helen Onizuka, Judy Koga, Diane Haskin, Jeanette Horen and Annette Koga, and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kelvin K. Rodrigues, 48, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a heavy equipment operator for Keawe Fire Wood Wholesaler who also built vintage jeeps, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Lauren B.; daughter Sherrae Mejae; stepson Francis T. "Kiko" Lester; brothers Frederick, Glenn, Gavilynn and Anthony Kepaa, Wendell, David, Joey and Terrence Rodrigues and Christopher Sardinha; sisters Gwendolyn Castro, Toni Fonoti and Debbie Rodrigues; and two grandsons. All night gathering beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at 41-928 Mahiku Place in Waimanalo. Casual attire.

Antonio N. Setefano, 34, of Waianae, an American Movers employee, died Sunday in the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Leone, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Taumanupepe; sons Misitini, Vaise and Samuelu; daughters Violet and Kalani; brother Mika N., and sisters Edna Dizon, Ili Gurr, Nasi Fisaga, Vivian Tuiolemotu, Momogu Sasa, Marina Vailolo, Taufuaina Tavai, Saena "Saveta" Michael, July Amotai and Cynthia Tevaseu. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Lighthouse Samoan Assembly of God, 94-230 Leokane St. in Waipahu. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

Tuavela Tuavela, 52, of Honolulu, a maintenance man for the American Samoa government, died Nov. 19. He was born in Vaitogi, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Susitina; sons Feleti, Henry and Motoi; daughters Senara Pitoae and Afulilo, Susitina, Shirley and Virginia Tuavela; brothers Fafiti, Sione and Pau; sisters Kikite and Serafi, and two grandchildren. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Park cemetery. Call from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

The Rev. Myojo Uyeda, also known as Shizue Morita Uyeda, 94, of Kaneohe, retired minister of the Nichiren Mission on Maui, died Nov. 11 in the Nuuanu Hale Nursing Home. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Stanley and Edwin; daughter Evelyn Kurogi, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services were private.

Mary S. Wilson, 59, of Janesville, Wis., formerly of Honolulu, died Monday in Janesville. She was born in Janesville. She is survived by brother Terry and sister Delight Hennie. Services will be held on the mainland.

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