MASAICHI IMOTO / 1903-2001
Florentino L. Afuan, 86, of Paradise, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, who served as a scout for the United States in World War II, died Tuesday in Paradise. He was born in the Philippines. He was also a dentist and a farm laborer. He is survived by brother John, sisters Ora Cajigal and Maria Buntrock, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services on the mainland.
Marc T. Arakawa, 45, of Haena, Kauai, formerly of Waianae, died Sept. 23 on Kauai. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Masanobu and Tamiko, brother Richard H., sisters Lynn N. Hiromoto and Faith M., and two nephews. Private services.
Ted T. Asakura, 66, of Honolulu, died Sept. 27 in Hale Nani Nursing Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Stella H., mother Fumiko, brother Richard H. and sister Margaret K. Yokoyama. Private services.
Harvey C. Cravaack, 96, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired sprinkler fitter, died Monday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by caregiver Mike Hanohano and godson Hauoli Hanohano. Private services.
Taulaai Faatafuga, 65, of Kaneohe, a supervisor for the Public Works Center at Pearl Harbor, died Sept. 26 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Matalena; sons Taulaai Jr. and Baretta; daughters Seetai Wright, Carol Tinai and Cathy Mesinas; parents Suameli and Matauainaetauata Ulufale; brothers Asotau, Nonu, Suameli, Aivao, Tolotolo, Tuuese, Saelua, Eli, Kolisi and Avapui Ulufale; sisters Faatulalai, Fuapoto and Fuamoa Ulufale, Sulufaleese Aasa, Soonamulu Falefia and Faamanu Siliva; and 16 grandchildren. Call 2-4 p.m. tomorrow at Pacific Islanders United Methodist Church. Overnight vigil: 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday at the church. Services: 10 a.m. at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.
Jonah James Gusman, 61, of Kahului, a landscaper for the city and county of Honolulu, died Wednesday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Carmen; father Raymond; son Adam Ancheta; daughters Julia Villaverde, Darlene Joane and Veronica-May "Ronnie"; sisters Carmen Dolores "Dolly" Gomes, Winifred "Bobbie" Poirier and Jacqueline "Jackie" Garcia; and a granddaughter. Services: 11 a.m. next Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Brone A. Jameikis, 82, of Honolulu, died Sept. 17 in Honolulu. She was born in Lithuania. She is survived by niece Sigute Zemaitis and many loving friends. Services: 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at St. Peter Episcopal Church.
Aaron James Jarnesky, 34, of Kahului, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by mother Janet E. Fernandez, stepfather Harold Fernandez and brothers Joey Fernandez and Wenceslaus. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.
John Son Do Kim, 86, of Honolulu, a cab and tour driver for Gray Line Hawaii and numerous hotels, died Wednesday in Honolulu. He was born on Maui. He is survived by daughters Agnes Conradt, Evelyn Roettker, Marilyn Chung and Lynette Forrey; son Abel Allen Rocha; brothers Joseph and David; sisters Rose Wilson and Anne Lopez; 12 grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren. Call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Silver Dragon Restaurant, Kalihi. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.
Frank Joseph Kocsis, 76, of Honolulu, died Sept. 22 in Honolulu. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by wife Mary Frances and brother John. No services.
Warren Susumu "Kuri" Kurihara, 53, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Kuliouou, a painter, died Sept. 28 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by daughters Christina Gilman, Teresa Navarro and Lisa; hanai son Alfred Fuller III; hanai daughters Helen Rosehill and Kimberly; brothers Spencer and Ronald; sister Rachel Kogachi; and seven grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, Honokohau Harbor, Kona. Call 4-8 p.m. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Kaneohe. Call 5:30-9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Leonora Magno, 82, of Eleele, Kauai, died Tuesday in Queen's Medical Center. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Eleele. Call 6-9 p.m. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Thursday.
Ainise Vaioleti Misi, 94, of Waipahu, died last Saturday. She was born in Tonga. She is survived by husband Viliami; children Siu Palu, Nita Fifita, and Vainga, Sione, Nuku, Samuela and Tavake; 32 grandchildren; and 67 great-grandchildren. Call 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church.
Masao "Masa" Sato, 85, of Wahiawa, died Sept. 20. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Shigeko; son Derward; daughters Sandra Yuen, Lila Sagon and Edwina; sister Masako Sumida; and five grandchildren. Private services.
Lucy "Chuchu" P. Sereno, 71, of Honolulu, died Sept. 10 in Honolulu. She was born in Watertown, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Dutchie Boelema, Tina Patterson and Bernie Wofford; sons Marvin Derit and Joey; hanai daughter Dayna Kane; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.
Josiah Kaaukai Smith Jr., 79, of Haleiwa, died Sunday. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by brothers Alapai Mahoe and Robert, and sisters Koa Fisher and Emily Wilson. Services: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Nathan "Jay" J. Waller, 53, of Honolulu, a supervisory security officer, died Sept. 21 in Honolulu. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Reacy; sons Zabin, Byron and Derrick; daughters Ashley, and Fredricka Barnwell; mother Catherine Lawrence; sisters Marsha Monroe and Gloria Lawrence; and brother Quentin Lawrence. Services: 2 p.m. Friday at National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at 1312 7th Ave., Honolulu. Scattering of ashes: 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
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