Veteran cameraman RAY MEWS, who won national recognition for a photo he took of a one-legged Vietnam veteran embracing his wife, died Jan. 2 in Honolulu. He was 62. See story.
ALOHA SUNG JA CHO, an administrator with the South Korean Consulate in Hawaii, died Dec. 18 in Los Angeles. She was 63. See story.
NICHOLAS RAMONES AGUNOY, 80, of Waipahu, died Dec. 27, 2000. Born in Ewa Beach. Survived by wife, Dorothy; sons, Craig and Stanley; daughters, Shaheen Ramos and Rozanne Perry; brothers, Alfred, Jen, Gregorio Jr. and Raymond Ramones; sisters, Noblesa Pasatiempo, Dolores Kauhine, Filipa Diaz and Florence Amadeo; hanai son, Gary Wiggins; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; four hanai grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 11:30 a.m. at mortuary; Mass noon at St. Margaret Mary Chapel. Casual attire.
ARTHUR ZANE ANDERSON II, 42, of Fern Acres, Kurtistown, Hawaii, died Dec. 30, 2000. Born in Wurzburg, Germany. A former ASE certified automotive technician for Servco Pacific. Survived by wife, Darnell; stepson, William Racz; brother, Frank; sister, Karen; five grandchildren. Memorial gathering 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kurtistown Park. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
ESTEFANIA "PANI" SALMASAN APUYA, 91, Kapolei, died Dec. 24, 2000. Born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by sons, Rizaldo, Federico and Mariano; daughter, Felicitas Lacy; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Monday; Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.
MAGDALENO "MAX" "DALING" BUSTAMANTE BELLO SR., 89, of Wahiawa, died Dec. 25, 2000. Born in Santa Ilocos Sur, Philippines. An avid dancer. Survived by son, Leonard; daughters, Maggie Kibota, Maryann New and Ligaya Bello; many brothers and sisters; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel; memorial service 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.
ROY LUCIO CACHOLA, 59, of Virginia, formerly of Hawaii, died Jan. 1, 2001. Born in Kohala, Hawaii. A retired flight attendant with United Airlines. Survived by brother, Fred Jr.; sisters, Henrietta Kaleikau, Gladys Cachola-Gross, Faith Rocha and Marie Kawai. Visitation noon to 1 p.m. Sunday at Bernice Pauahi Chapel of Kamehameha Schools; memorial service 1 p.m. Inurnment 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
CYNTHIA MARLENE "EVI" GRAY, 53, of Lahaina, Maui, died Dec. 1, 2000. Born in Seattle. A manager for Nakamura Apartments, Lahaina. Survived by companion, Ron Furukawa; sister, Paulette Weller. Service 2 p.m. Saturday at Salvation Army Chapel, Lahaina. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
HARRIET HISAKO HASHIMOTO, 82, of Honolulu, died Jan. 3, 2001. Born in Paauhau, Hawaii. A housekeeper for Waikiki Reef Hotel. Survived by son, Harvey; daughter, Blanche Raza; two grandchildren; sisters, Nellie Higa and Lillian Toma. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Inurnment at a later date at Nuuanu Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.
JAMES JUICHI INAFUKU, 79, of Honolulu, died Dec. 28, 2000. Born in Haiku, Maui. A retired U.S. Army Kapalama Base supply supervisor. Survived by wife, Carol; son, Jon; daughter, Anne; grandchild; brothers, George and Toshio; sisters, Alice Makishi and Yoshiko Kamiya. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
DEWITT D. IRWIN, 63, of Honolulu, died Dec. 19, 2000. Born in East Liverpool, Ohio. A sales person. Survived by brother, Roger. Memorial service 1 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.
JANUARY "JAN" KAHOIWAI "KY" HOLI KAHANA, 66, of Hauula, died Jan. 4, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A volleyball coach with Ekahi Volleyball Club. Survived by daughters, Evans and Rowena; son, Keahi; two great-grandchildren; brother, Henry Holi. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Ordensteins Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation 1 to 2:15 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary; burial 3 p.m. at Hauula Cemetery.
HENRY TSUKAO KIMURA, 84, of Honolulu, died Dec. 28, 2000. Born in Honolulu. A retired Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources vocational training coordinator. 100th Infantry Battalion veteran. Survived by wife, Leatrice; son, Rodney; daughter, Kathleen Richardson; two grandchildren; brother, Katsuyoshi. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
ALBERT "BLA" KOA, 66, of Palolo, died Jan. 7, 2001. Born in Hawaii. A retired mason. Survived by wife, Anna; children, Maria Koa, Geneva Koa Carden, Dee Koa, Albert Kai and Glenn and Eric Koa; brothers, David and George; sisters, Louise, Katherine, Harriet and Josephine; 17 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. Visitation 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.
KENICHI "SLIM" KOYANAGI, 75, of Pearl City, died Dec. 26, 2000. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Meadow Gold Dairies. Survived by hanai brother, John Kurosawa; hanai sister, Joanne Kurosawa; hanai nephews, Jaime and Jason Kurosawa; hanai niece, Joy Kurosawa; nephews, Allen Hiraoka and Wynn Koyanagi. Private inurnment at Oahu Cemetery.
JOHNNIE "KUKS" MAHELE KUKAHIKO JR., 51, of Waimanalo, died Jan. 2, 2001. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired president of the Waimanalo Pop Warner Football Program and retired bus driver with Kailua Local Cab Co. Survived by wife, Penelope "Penny"; son, Johnnie IV; daughters, Candace Beard, Colleen Johnson and Cheryl Kukahiko; six grandchildren; brothers, Patrick Mosca, James Mosca, Michael Haake, Antone Kealoha and Bert Kukahiko; sisters, Eleanor Abordo, Daisy Castello and Caroline Hernandes; hanai grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Waimanalo; service 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
MELVIN KING FONG LAU, 65, of Waipahu, died Jan. 5, 2001. Born in Kahuku, Oahu. A member of the American Society of Landscaping Architects and a member of HRJJCC Golf Club. Survived by wife, June; sons, Curtis and Eric; daughter, Melvia Akita; parents, Francis and Nina Lau; brothers, Vernon, Gerald and Leslie; five grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
JOSEFINA CASTRO MANUEL, 76, of Honolulu, died Jan. 1, 2001. Born in Balaoan La Union, Philippines. A member of Cagayan Valley Association and Balaoanians. Survived by daughters, Merlyn Stigger and Elizabeth Castro; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the mortuary; service 11 a.m. Interment noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.
VIVENCIO SAGUN MIGUEL, 90, of Kailua, died Jan. 7, 2001. Born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A retired Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Cemetery groundskeeper. Survived by children, Florentina Ames, Juanita Bungcayao, Elpedio Garma, Bonifacio Garma, Juliana Pascual and Alfredo Garma; 28 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.
GEORGE KAZUHIKO NISHIKAWA, 73, of Honolulu, died Jan. 3, 2001. Born in Papaloa, North Hilo, Hawaii. A retired family housing officer for the federal government at Fort Shafter. Survived by wife, Janet; and daughter, Pamela. Visitation from 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service 6 p.m. Burial service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Casual attire.
GEORGE "GREG" GREGORIO ONTIVEROS, 64, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Jan. 8, 2001. Born in Paauilo, Hawaii. An independent insurance salesman and member of various softball and golf clubs. Survived by wife, Andrea; mother, Florence Lagua; sons, Gregory, Dean, Aaron and Eric; brothers, Thomas and Charles; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Monday; service 10 a.m. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.
FRANCISCO BILBAO RALLUSTIAN, 85, of Honolulu, died Dec. 26, 2000. Born in Seselangen Sual, Pangasinan, Philippines. Survived by daughter, Ligaya Bulusan; son, Francisco Jr.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial service 7 p.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 716 Neal Ave., Wahiawa. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
TAKAMATSU "MATSAN" TAKAHASHI, 90, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Jan. 8, 2001. Born in Anahola, Kauai. A retired Kauai Builders carpenter. Survived by wife, Masano; sons, George, Kenneth and Richard; daughter, Shirley Gaddy; seven grandchildren; great-grandchild; brothers, Henry and Lincoln; sisters, Ruth Yoshizawa, Rose Yamasaki, Nancy Matsuda and Diane Uyeno. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.
ALBERT S. "CHIEF" TEJERO, 59, of San Diego, died Aug. 15, 2000. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. A retired San Diego County mechanic. Survived by wife, Pamela; sons, Mark, Albert and Christopher; father, Fabian Palipti Sr.; daughters, Simone Mills, Andra Carroll and Monica; brothers, Daniel and Tony Mendez, Billy and Joseph Tehero, Patrick Umalia, Richard, Fabian Jr. and Gregory Palipti; sisters, Betty Miralias, Erlinda McLain and Elizabeth Palipti; five grandchildren. Scattering of ashes noon Sunday at Waianae Boat Harbor. Arrangements by Clairemont Mortuary.
SHOICHI "ANDY" TENGAN, 81, of Honolulu, died Jan. 8, 2001. Born in Honokaa, Hawaii. A retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist. Survived by wife, Doris; daughters, Linda Tengan and Pamela Nakata; two grandchildren; brothers, Masanobu, Seiki, Noboru and Mamoru; sister, Kay Ford. Service noon Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
TOMIKO ASAKI UESAKA, 82, of Honolulu, died Jan. 2, 2001. Born in Kobe, Japan. Founder and chairman of the board of Asaki International Ltd. Survived by husband, Yasuo; son, Sachio Asaki; stepdaughter, Naomi; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Private service and scattering of ashes held. Japanese ceremonies in Kobe, Japan. Private inurnment at Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Straub Foundation. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
JOHN VIERRA, 84, of Ookala, Hawaii, died Jan. 3, 2001. Born in Waimea, Hawaii. A retired refrigeration mechanic. Survived by sons, John and Robert; daughters, Gloria Medeiros, Sylvia Texeira and Rose Barton; 15 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 9:45 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anthonys Catholic Church, Papaaloa; Mass 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Memorial Mortuary.
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