Ikue S. Arisumi, 76, of Kula, a retired licensed practical nurse at Maui Memorial Medical Center, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Kihei. She is survived by husband John, son Guy, daughter Anne Sakamoto, brothers Takashi and Larry Suzuki, sister Cecile Hashimoto and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nakamura Mortuary. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Celeste Baross, 89, of Redwood City, Calif., died Aug. 6 at home. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by daughters Bonnie Benedetti and Celeste; and sons John, David and Louis. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to: CSI Inc. 49 S. Hotel St., Suite 310, Honolulu 96813.
Beatrice Kam Yuk Choy, 94, of Honolulu, died last Friday in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Edith Burgess and Rachel Henderson. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.
James Earl "Jonesy" Jones, 78, of Aiea, a retired U.S. customs inspector, died Monday in Straub Medical Center. He was born in Auburn, Iowa. He is survived by wife Sarah S.; sons James R. "Dino" and David E.; daughter Patricia S. Gonda; brother Warren F.; sisters Gladys Peters, Elaine Williams, Lorna Koenck, Lila Barker and Eloise Parker; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: noon Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.
Virginia Mary Kilty, 74, of Honolulu, a math teacher for Chaminade University, died Monday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in New York. She is survived by husband Paul A., son David A., daughter Anne Collins and three grandchildren. Services on the mainland.
Margaret Sumiko Kuwabara, 69, of Pearl City, died Aug. 10 in Stanford, Calif. She is also survived by brothers Jerry and Toshio Tanaka, and sisters Chiyoko Macabe and Florence Uyehara. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.
Chong Tai Lee, 87, of Honolulu, owner of a jewelry and craft stand in Waikiki, died Aug. 22 in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by son Dr. Wayne K.F., daughter Marie K.T. Pang, sister Qun Song Zane, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire.
Alfred Paul Medeiros, 69, of Ewa Beach, a laborer in steel construction, died Aug. 23 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by sons David K. and Kerry P.; daughters WandaSue E. Bega, Sherry L.K. Jelf and Sandra L.L. Soares; brothers Richard and Robert; sisters Madeline Gomes and Maryann Frias; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. next Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
Marian Teruko Odo, 89, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor of Henry's Restaurant and Fountain, died Aug. 23. She was also a retired cook for Maunalani Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Walter T., Richard S., Clarence S. and Douglas I.; daughter Wilma R. Lovell; sisters Kay Yamashita and Helen Y. Abe; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.
Agnes Kazuko Omori, 86, of Waimanalo, a retired library assistant for the state of Hawaii, died Aug. 23 in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Laupahoehoe, N. Hilo. She is survived by husband Kenneth "Hiroshi," son Dr. Alvin I., daughters Judith Y. Arakawa and Phyllis M. Tsutsui, seven grandchildren and a great-grandson. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
James Toshio Oshiro, 80, of Aiea, a retired truck driver for the U.S. Army, died Aug. 22 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Alvin, daughter Coleen Oishi, brother George Ogusuku, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.
Harold Angel Perry, 61, of Seattle, formerly of Maui, a self-employed landscaper, died last Friday in Maalaea. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Marilyn West; sons Duane and Daniel; daughter Denise; hanai daughter Corey Stockman; brother Larry; half-brothers Eugene, Clarence and Robert Pavao and Leslie and Bernard Garcia; hanai sisters Vivian Kofford, Bernadine Overdorf, Caroline Salinas and Mary Jo Fiero; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m.
Natalie Christine Sagawinit, 43, of Pukalani, Maui, a produce sorter for Valley Isle Produce, will be remembered in services 7 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call 6-8 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Her body was found Aug. 21 in a Kula sugar cane field. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by mother Margaret, sister Darlene and brother Brian.
Amedio Eddie Salazar Jr., 60, of Kaneohe, died Monday. He is also survived by daughter Jeanene "Butterball" Royas. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Tuesday.
Russell R. Smith, 84, of Honolulu, a retired design engineer for Dole Pineapple Co., died Aug. 23. He was born in Hartford, Wis. He is survived by daughters Denise McNeal and Debbie Luna; sisters Norma Smith, Mary Jane Meek and Joanne Green; and two grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Star of the Sea Church. Call 6-9 p.m. Burial: noon Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Edith K. Tomita, 84, of Honolulu, who retired as manager of the linen department of Liberty House, downtown, died Wednesday. She was born in Huelo, Maui. She is survived by husband Junichi "Tommy"; son Russell; daughters Pat Yasunaga and Irene Jackson; brother Leslie Katekaru; sisters Lorraine Suehiro, Sadako Hayashida and Beverly Yutaka; and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire.
Torao Tomita, 85, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired salesman for Mid-Pac, died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Kiyoko, sons Leonard and Daniel, daughter Louise Kuramoto, brother Toshio and eight grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary.
Lori Chiemi Tomomitsu, 45, of Honolulu, a counselor for the state Department of Education at Kaimuki Middle School, died Aug. 23 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Masami and Esther, brothers Wayne and Mark, and companion Jay Sakumoto. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Christopher Jason Alika Yorong, 26, of Pearl City, a flight attendant for Hawaiian Airlines, died Aug. 17. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Lorenzo and Rosie; brothers Henry, Rocky, Russell, Richard and Ryan Anguay; and sisters Jody Segundo and Regina Anguay. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call 5-9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday. Call after 8 a.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Sunday at Nimitz Beach, Barbers Point. Aloha attire.
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