Friday, February 1, 2002

Willie Kaili Calles, 88, of Hilo, a retired kitchen helper for the Naniloa Surf Hotel, died Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was also a former cowhand for Puuhue Ranch, Kohala, and a courtesy clerk for Safeway, Hilo. He was born in Kohala. He is survived by brothers William, Joseph, David and Kahoalii; and sister Abbie Napeahi. Wake service: 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center. Call 9-10:30 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Anita B. Ching, 61, of Dayton, Nev., formerly of Honolulu, a licensed practical nurse, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Gerald, son Gerald Jr., daughters Juanita Ching and Crystal Moniz, sisters Barbara Anderson and Janet Manley, brother James Toledo and mother Beatrice Toledo.

John Y.J. Chun, 74, of Honolulu, a retired civil engineer for the state Department of Transportation, died Monday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laura, sons Robert and Patrick, brothers Herbert and Henry, sisters Lorraine Dias and Constance Peresa, and three grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Parish. Call after 10 a.m. Committal service: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Charles J. Cloud, 59, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired schoolteacher for Kalanianaole Intermediate School, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by wife Celeste, son Morgan, daughter Heather and brothers Stanley and Brett Barbard. Services at a later date.

John DeCastro Jr., 78, of Kailua, a retired captain for the Honolulu Fire Department, died Monday in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Virginia L. and sister Lani Lapera. Wake service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Lawrence Rufino Domingo, 55, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired application technician for the former Hilo Radio Appliance Store, died Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Eunice M., brothers Ignacio and Adrian, and sisters Josephine Ehler and Julia Cabatu. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jim Elliott, 51, of Upper Waiehu, Maui, a musician and massage therapist, died Saturday in Wailuku. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Sandy Shiner, sons Devin and Corey, father George and sisters Laurie Tennant and Suzy Glasscock. Services: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Unity Church of Maui. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Sandy Shiner for the education of Jim's children.

Walter Goto, 80, of Honolulu, a veteran of World War II, died Dec. 26 at home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by children Collin, Kevin and Jasmine S.; and brother Richard. Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Katsuji "Raymond" Horiuchi, 82, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired welder for the former Puna Sugar Co., died Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Olaa. He is survived by wife Masae, son Sam and sisters Tamiyo Yamane and Shizuyo. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jeanette Fumiko Kaneshiro-Nakayama, 79, died Jan. 8. She is survived by son Floyd Nakayama; daughter Suzanne Setsuko Goya-Picard; brother Stanley Kaneshiro; sisters Lillian Takaesu, Elsie Kepaa and Jean Kimura; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Tsutomu Kawamura, 91, of Honolulu, a retired manager for Honolulu Junk Co., died Jan. 23. He was also former president of Komatsu Chojin Kai. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Dennis and Glenn; daughter Amy Wata-nabe; sisters Yasuko Uyeda, Hisae Omaye, Masami Takamune, Matsuyo Kawamura and Jean Tsutako Saiki; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Joy Akemi Kurosawa, 26, of Honolulu, a student at Kapiolani Community College, died Sunday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents John and Joanne, brothers Jaime and Jason, and grandmother Lillian Tachibana. Private services.

Ruth Lee, 82, of Honolulu died Monday in Honolulu. She was born in New York. She is survived by son Bruce, brother Robert Wickert and two grandchildren. Ashes to be scattered.

Dorothy K.L. Chung Miyashiro, 87, of Honolulu, formerly of Pauoa Road, died Jan. 22. She is survived by husband Richard K.; sons Arlington and Nelson H.L. Chung; daughters Shirley M.L. Chung and Jo-Ann Shimamoto; brothers Lawrence, Albert and Herbert Hong; sisters Gladys Dennison and Beatrice Mau; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

John Hikilau Peterson, 92, of Honolulu, a musician, died Jan. 17 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was also a real estate agent. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sally; sons Jay K. and Gerald H.; daughters Pamela Facer and Cheryl; sisters Eleanor Kauhane, Edna Martin, Henrietta Mucha and Anie Riccio; 17 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward. Call after 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

Lauro "Larry" Vela, 60, of Waipahu, a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Army, died Monday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Robstown, Texas. He is survived by wife Nora, son Tony Preston, daughters Luwanna Oldham and Lori Lambeth, brother Geronimo and three grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Schofield Barracks, Main Chapel, enter through McNair Gate. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Schofield Barracks Cemetery. No flowers.

Grace Walter, infant daughter of Lt. Robert and Regan Walter, died Jan. 22 in Tripler Army Medical Center. She is also survived by brothers Caleb and Jesse, and sister Anna. Private services.

Akira Watabu, 80, of Waipahu, a retired carpenter, died Sunday. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by daughters Eleanor Southerland and Nadine; brother Douglas; and sisters Midori Watabu, Alice Uyehara, Sally Shito and Jane Kushima. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Walter J. Wilcher Jr., 78, of Ewa Beach, who retired from the U.S. Navy, died Nov. 28 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was also a retired employee for the U.S. Postal Service. He was born in Erie, Penn. He is survived by wife Linda S., sister Laurel Knapp, three nieces and three nephews. No services.

Harue Yorita, 86, of Honolulu, died Sunday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sisters Dorothy H. Haruno, Shizue Omura and Jane T. Yorita. Private services.

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