Wednesday, November 7, 2001

JEAN BOONE / 1918-2001

Peter Yun Fah Ching, 87, of Honolulu, retired owner of Electric Way Appliances, died Oct. 28. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rosie C.; sons Sanford S., Creighton L. and Peter W. Jr.; daughter Geraldine S.J. Migita; brother Daniel; sisters Adele Marks and Jennie S.T.; and five grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Carter C. "Dunie" Cobb Jr., 64, of Waimanalo, died Oct. 27 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ann; sons Carter III, Whitney and Scott; daughter Joan; brothers Harold and Earl; sister Mae Laverne; and 10 grandchildren. Services over ashes: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kamehameha School Chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

Janet Miyeko Curry, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired employee for Holsum Baking Co., died Friday. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughter Charlotte Izutsu; brothers Shiro, Thomas and Benjamin Hirata; and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Wynona Mae "Auntie Nona" Fernandez, 57, of Kohala, Hawaii, a cafeteria manager for Kohala High School, died Oct. 26 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kohala. She is survived by sons David Jr., Chad and Bradley; daughter Jennie; sister Jeanette Garrett; hanai son Wylan Marquez; and four grandchildren. Call 6-8 p.m. Friday at the family residence, upper Halaula Rd. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kalahikiola Church, Kapaau. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: Waianae Cemetery. Lunch will be held at the family residence.

Rose Toyoko Fujimoto, 80, of Hauula, died last Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Isamu, son Dennis, daughter Linda Kurihara, brother Ralph Koge, sister Sadami Kawamoto, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Keiji "David" Hirama, 45, of Kailua, an operations manager for Island Network Personnel, died Oct. 30 in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Sendai, Japan. He is survived by wife Margie, son Michael K., daughter Emily T., mother Ryuko, and sisters Hiromi Ishikawa and Sharon Juncker. Services: 5:30 p.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Rev. Myokan Igarashi, 63, resident minister of Wahiawa Hongwanji, died Oct. 28. He was born in Niigata, Japan. He is survived by wife Hisako, daughter Janice Yasunaga, sons Clyde and Melvin, brothers Seisaku and Daisaku, sisters Toyoko and Otoe, and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji, Honolulu. Casual attire.

Gill Ryu Soo Kim, 77, of Honolulu, died last Wednesday in Honolulu. He was born in Korea. He is survived by wife Jung Suk; son Daniel; daughters Gina Nakamura, Jennifer Pestonjee and Calen Walker; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Richard Nak Woon Kim, 72, of Makakilo, an employee for Pearl Harbor Shop 67, died Oct. 30. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by brothers Joseph, John, Ferry, Walter, Edward and Wayne; and sisters Marion Sedlak, Maraea Hong and Cecilia Baber. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani Chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hong Hee Lee, also known as Mrs. Henry Dai Tong Lee, 83, of Honolulu, a retired landlord, died last Wednesday at home. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by son Charles; daughters JenNie Lee-Levins and Judy Higa; brothers Luke Yau and Luke Sau Wong; sisters Eng Hing Xu, Linda Ho, Fung Sin Wong and Fung Fa Chun; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Chinese Buddhist services: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Remedios Danganan Macapagal, 64, of Aiea, died Saturday in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Vitaliano, sons Noel and Paul, and brothers Bonifacio and Jose Danganan. Mass over ashes: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Church, Aiea. Inurnment: 10 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Jack Leslie McDonald, 80, of Honolulu, a retired comptroller for the U.S. Navy, died Oct. 30 at home. He was also a past president of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by daughter Theresa Ann Bartig, stepson Keith Tsuji, sister Patricia McDonald, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Kamado Maemori, 98, of Kahului, died Sunday in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by daughters Grace Saito and Mildred, sisters Yone Hanashiro and Naka Unten, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Wake: 5 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

William Kukui Mahiai, 78, of Honolulu, a retired pantry worker and dishwasher for Wailana Coffee Shop, died Oct. 15 in Beverly Manor. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Alvin K. Kauahi. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday on Molokai. Scattering to follow. Casual attire.

Hifumi Robert Miyazaki, 80, of Waialua, a retired employee for Waialua Sugar, died Oct. 28. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by brother Kiyoshi; and sisters Yoshiko Namae, Shinako Villiatora and Jennie Fujii. Private services.

Dr. Ruth Eiko Oda, 73, of Hilo, a retired pediatrician, died Friday at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sister Dora Ishikawa, niece Jeanne Yeo-Ishikawa, and nephew Lloyd Ishikawa. Services over ashes: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire.

Buenaventura Zafra Pabingwit, 72, of Aiea, a retired master sergeant for the 201st Combat Communication Squadron in the Air National Guard, died Oct. 25. He was born in Puuloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Felisa; sons Morris, Clayton, Jason, Dewey and Kenneth; daughters April Beam and LeAnn Naboa; former wife Vi-Lani Robertson; sister Anatolia Benito; brother Stafford; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

David Kahuli Paea Jr., 70, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, a retired clerk for the County of Hawaii, Water Works Division, died Oct. 29 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kohala. He is survived by sons David III and Matthew, sister Esther Pacheco, seven grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kohala Kingdom Hall. Call after 1 p.m. Burial of ashes: 10 a.m. Tuesday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Gene "Snoopy" Paul Palmerton, 44, of Ewa Beach, an employee for the city Parks and Recreation Department, died Oct. 22. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gene Jr., Kyle and Kory; daughter Darol Jean; mother Margaret Kahoohanohano; stepfather Frank Kahoohanohano; brothers Billy and Keven; and sister Susan Streadbeck. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Woodrow Peterson, 83, of Honolulu, died Oct. 18 in Straub Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yoshiye; daughter Gerry Sakamoto; brothers Peter, Henry and Harold; sisters Palmyra Driver, Victoria Yasuda, Goldi Villes and Betty Jane Roberson; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Valerie "Val" Kamealoha Kanana Pu, 37, of Hana, Maui, an entertainer for the Hana Hotel, died Saturday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Walter K. Norman; parents Murphy and Annie Kupau Kanana; son Joseph Kaniala Kaniwai; stepson Brandon Michael Kamalama; daughters Anna Wailena and Mary Uluwehi Hoaka Lindsey, and Bridget Hokuokalani Kanana; stepdaughter Alicia Mahealani; brothers Joseph Murphy Kamealoha, Daniel "Kaniala" and Abraham "Sonny" Sinclair Kanana; and sister Elizabeth Mahealani "Sweetheart" Parmenter. Wake: 8-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Hana. Mass: 11 a.m. at the church. Burial: Puuiki Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Mary Beatrice Lorenzo Tupuola Richards, 74, of Haleiwa, died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in Naalehu Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by children Hazel "Snookie" Kaolulo, Terry "Butch" Cabral, Veu "Eugene" Tupuola, Eleanor "Leipaoa" Pacheco, Babette "Tutasi Tupuola" Kamanu, Anthony "Sepulona" Tupuola, Gene "Maluifale Tupuola" Kama, Mary "Honeygirl M." Maka-Lee and Daverlene K.; brothers Gabby, Arthur and Donald Lorenzo; sisters Joan Lorenzo-Asam, Carol Lorenzo and Barbara "Lave" Lorenzo-Jose; 38 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Liliuokalani Protestant Church, Haleiwa. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

Mele Katoanga Pasova Sepuloni, 55, of Kihei, Maui, died last Wednesday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Tonga. She is survived by husband Sekonaia; sons Solomone Fifitaniua and Solomone; daughters Falatipa Anitema and Lavinia Tupou; brothers Siale Saili, and David and Tevita Malafu; sisters Fisiipeau Hingano, Liliosa Fifita and Akesa Masi, and Talite and Elizabeth Malafu; and six grandchildren. Wake: 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at First Assembly of God Family Life Center, Kane St. Call 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the center. Burial: Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.

Daniel Thomas Terluin, 20, of Kihei, Maui, a landscaper for Keonekai Villages, died Sunday in Wailea. He was born in Santa Rosa, Calif. He is survived by parents Zel and Marjorie; and grandparents Jan A. and Kick, and Herbert R. Morasch. Wake: 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. at the mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No loose flowers. Lei welcome.

David Paul Wilkinson, also known as "Kawika" and "Spooky," 29, of Waianae, an employee for Meagan Sport Fishing, died Oct. 23. He was also a 1993 Imperial Court of Hawaii ambassador of aloha. He was born in Charleston, S.C. He is survived by mother Elise Jones, father Hank Chase, brother Richard II, sister Sandra Chase, and hanai mother Nancy Holder. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Waianae Boat Harbor. Call 696-3474 for more information.

Larry Edward Zuber, 56, of Haleiwa, a scholar, died Sunday. He was born in Decatur, Texas. He is survived by wife Caridad Ann Sumile, son Sean, daughters Maitreya and Nina Kohler, parents R.H. and Faye Dunn, sisters Karen Beck and Brynda, and brother Michael. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Church. Call after 10 a.m.

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