Tuesday, August 21, 2001

Robert Noboru Akamine, 80, of Honolulu, a retired certified public accountant at Akamine, Oyadomari and Kosaki, died Aug. 9 in the Queen's Medical Center. Incorrect information was provided by the mortuary for an obituary published Sunday.

Grant Tamapua Lakela Atuaia, 5, of South Dakota, died Wednesday in South Dakota. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Old Laie Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery.

Generosa "Cording" Alejo Barba, 76, of Waipahu died Aug. 2. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Francisco, Crisanto, Ison and Darwin; daughters Rosario Buenaflor, Aurora Revilla, Emma Dy, Nelzie Crisostomo and Belma Labadie; sisters Mercedita Tolentino, Editha Cristobal and Rosalina Bagaoisan; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, call after 6 p.m. Services: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Florentino T. Cabrera, 93, of Kahului, a utility maintenance worker for Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co., died Saturday in his home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Leslie and Dennis Furtado and Thomas, Florentino "Donato" and Sonny Cabrera; daughters Irene Laborte and Laurinda Makahanaloa; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frances "Nana" Capo, 92, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired seamstress, died Friday at home. She was born in Italy. She is survived by daughter Macky St. Clair; son William Capo; sisters Viola Halzworth, Muff Verdi, Lucy Bias, Mary Ford and Sister Immaculate Arbolino; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Wenceslao "Ben" Capol, 72, of Hauula, Hawaii, a retired custodian at Helemano Elementary School, died Aug. 5. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Vincent, Patrick, Jonathan, Gerard and Bernard; daughter Daphne; brother Alfonso; sister Ronnie Ramos; and five grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Committal service: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Lily Sue Hong Wong Chang, 93, of Honolulu died Aug. 10 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Burton C. K. and Clifton C. M., sister Constance Lum, brother Henry K. K. Wong and four grandchildren. Private services.

Edward F. Choy, 80, of Kaneohe, an account clerk for the federal government, died Wednesday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Ruby K.K.; sons Lindsey, Derrek and Anthony; daughter Suzanne Hong; brothers Ernest and Eugene; sisters Alice Prill, Margaret Yap, Mildred Tagarillo and Barbara Chang; and six grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Church, Kailua. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Clyde Ellis, 81, a retired industrial chemist for Del Monte Corp., died Friday in San Jose. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by friends Patricia Anne, Louise, Ray and Clare McIntyre, and Everett Smith. Services on the mainland. Donations: The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606.

Eugenia Hilua, 76, of Paauilo, Hawaii, died last Tuesday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Paauilo. She is survived by son Emelliano; daughters Isabelle Gomera, Georgia Ramos-Shioji, Geraldine Kishinami and Marcella De Jesus; brothers Romaldo and Sylvester Madarang and William Gamponia; sisters Eleanor Estencion, Mollie Salomon, Fely Rosario, Violet Eltagonde, Maggie Santa Ana, Beatrice Codera, Florence Oyape and Gloria Campogan; 22 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kukaiau Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bessie M. Hinchey, 86, of Honolulu, died Aug. 9 in Beverly Manor Convalescent Home. She was born in Canada. She is survived by husband Glenn, sons David and Michael, and daughter Wanda. Services: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Salvation Army Kauluwela Corps, 296 N. Vineyard Blvd.

Fred Leonard Johnson, 64, of Wahiawa died Aug. 13. He was born in Pocatello, Idaho. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; sons Raymond and Paul, and John Tanaka; daughters Debbie Kaeo and Valerie; brother Robert Meyers; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Fumie Katagiri, 92, of Honolulu died Aug. 2. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by stepbrothers, stepsisters and in-laws. Private services.

Alice Isayo Kato, 92, of Honolulu, a retired kitchen helper, died last Tuesday in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Albert, Justin, Andrew, Richard and Francis Kato, and Carl Kameoka; daughters Nancy Nishimura and Irene Shinotsuka; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gomes Jacinto Longboy, 82, of Honolulu, died Aug. 1. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Valentina; sons Noriel, Noel and Eufemio Jr.; daughters Cirvalina Longboy and Marites Domingo; brothers Simeon and Luis; sister Justina Ulep; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Robert H. Martin, 75, of Honolulu died Aug. 8. He was born in New York. He is survived by many friends in Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Matthias Pedro, 68, of San Leandro, Calif., a foreman for Longview Fiber Co., died July 20 in California. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Charlene Espinosa and Charlotte Ortiz; son Reginald; mother Annie; brother Manuel; sisters Jenny Sampaia, Elizabeth Pavao and Helen Mokuau; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tomiko Sakai, 88, of Hilo died Sunday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Tomio and Motomu; daughters Junko Shiigi, Kiyoko Miyazono and Katsue Nishimura; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

David Gabriel Silva, 81, of Ewa Beach, a retired clerk with the Naval Supply Center at Pearl Harbor, died Wednesday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Fred, Henry, Edward and Chris; and sisters Dorothy Lopes, Adelaide Vares and Caroline Hoopai. Services: 10:15 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Santos "Sonny" P. Tagalan, 88, of Wailuku died Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Pacita M.; sons Bernard, Fidel, Nelson and Bryan; daughters Florentina Cabral, Editha Padilla, Patricia Calpo, Susan Bacay, and Ofelia and Helen Kanae; 26 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary/Norman's. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Call from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the mortuary.

Samuel "Sammy" A. Wong, 90, of Wailuku died yesterday at home. He was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. He is survived by wife Jo S., daughter Marilyn Hill, stepdaughters Cindy Spencer and Kathy Sayre, three grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary/Norman's. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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