GEORGE KAWAKAMI, 78, a 442nd Regimental Combat Team veteran, businessman and representative on Kaua'i of Sen. Daniel Inouye, died over the weekend while visiting family on the Mainland. See story.
CHARLES LEROY ALEXANDER, 68, of Kihei, Maui, died June 2, 2001. Born in Claude, Texas. An IBM programming manager. Survived by wife, Donna Ambers; sons, Robert and Scott; daughter, Andrea; sister, Charlene Miller; four grandchildren. Private service held. Donations may be made to the American Lung Association. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
THELMA UNG AU, 89,of 'Ola'a, Hawai'i. A retired fabric saleswoman. Survived by sons, John and Adrian; sister, Elsie Change; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 9:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
GUILLERMA "MAMING" NICOLAS BACXA, 61, of Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i, died May 30, 2001. Born in the Philippines. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Marcelino; son, Walter; daughter, Grace Sadumiano; brother, Piong Nicolas; sisters, Maria Martillano and Ludivina Baartolome. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Bacxa residence, 73-1124 Mahilani Drive; rosary 5:30 p.m. Visitation 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Memorial Mortuary.
LORNA HAUOLI AWAI BURGER, 95, of Haleiwa, died June 4, 2001. Born in Waialua. A retired school teacher and musician. Survived by granddaughters, Jackie and Robin. Service 11 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
JUAN DONIOS, 97, of Waipahu, died May 22, 2001. Member of the United Visaya club. Survived by sons, Bonifacio, Alberto, Ruben and Jon; daughters, Salud Herring, Camen Remotap, Josephine Torricer and Theresa Sanchez; 33 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 11:15 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.
PEROSI FOLA, 75, of Kapolei, died May 27, 2001. Survived by wife, Leiea'i Niumata; sons, Natano Namulauti, Tuua Perosi, Perosi Niumata Jr., Tala Perosi, Folauga, Malaetia, Lafoa'i and Va'auaai Niumata; daughters, Talaga Fa'ama'i, Lafua Pomele, Anoalo Manutau and Fesilafa'i Niumata; brothers, Atafua, Simolea Niumata, Fola, Tiai, Siva, Malaetia and Simolea; sisters, Kilimi, Puni and Siupolo; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 a.m. Saturday at Lighthouse Outreach Center, Assembly of God, 94-230 Leokane St.; service 11 a.m.; burial 1:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
HIDEO FUJISHIGE, 77, of Pearl City, died May 26, 2001. Born in Waipahu. Retired from U.S. Army civil service and retired owner of Fuiji Chevron Service. Survived by wife, Kazue; sons, Greig, Wayne, Cy and Ray; daughter, Arlene Nishimura; seven grandchildren; brothers George and Frank. Service 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
PETER "PETE" HOLMBERG JR., 66, of Wahiawa, died May 20, 2001. Born in Waialua. A retired Schofield Barracks plumber. Survived by wife, Ellen; son, David; daughter, Danielle Layco; four grandchildren; brothers, Stephen and Francis; sisters, Barbara Damas and Marion Hinch. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.
LESLEY "GRAMMA LEI" ANIU LEIMAKANI KAHUANUI, 69, of Honolulu, died May 16, 2001. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Retired Steiner Laundry employee. Survived by son, William; daughters, Penelope "Penny" Kealoha and Mary "Momi" Akana; stepdaughter, Lea ; sister, Marian Aki; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
REGINALD ELIZ "BUTCHIE' KANOA SR., 68, of Waimanalo, died May 31, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired Westinghouse salesman. Survived by wife, Gwen; daughters, Tammy Kaneaiakala and Kara O'Brien; sons, Reginald "Bo" Jr., Harrigan "Bino" and Devin "Mits"; eight grandchildren; brother, Manly"Benny" Sr.; sisters, Lee Ann "April" Young and Emma "Didi" Kalaukoa. Visitation 6 p.m. Monday at St. George's Catholic Church, Waimanalo; service 7 p.m. Inurnment 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
TODD TAKESHI KEALII KUBO, 41, of Mililani, died June 4, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A heavy-equipment mechanic. Survived by parents, Francis and Naomi; sons, Tobie-Michael and Tyrone; grandparents, Shinichi Kubo and Naomi Matsuno; brothers, Rodney, Ward and Ford; friend, Gaye Oka. Visitation 5 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery chapel; service 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
HAK KUN "JOE WING" LAU, 83, of Honolulu, died May 30, 2001. Born fn China. Survived by wife, Yuk Kuen; sons, Yue, Pui Leung, Pui Yun and Kwok Hing; daughters, Pui Chan Lee and Kin Wah; nine grandchildren; great-grandchild. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary; Taoist service. Cremation to follow.
GODOFREDO MANUEL, 89, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Waipahu, died May 28, 2001. Born in the Philippines. Retired shoe store manager. Survived by son, Thomas; daughters, Lorna Sue, Myrna Tsinnajinnie; seven grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephens Church; Mass 12:30 p.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
THOMAS "TOMMY" SHOJI NAKAMURA, 59, of Kalaheo, Kaua'i, died June 3, 2001. Born in Hanap«p«, Kaua'i. Kaua'i County recreational assistant. Survived by wife, Karen; son, Chris; daughters, Terry Kuribayashi, Dourien Doria, Karene Kawamoto, Kristie Nonaka, Shelene Fujii and Wendy; brother, Mamoru; sisters, Takako Umamoto and Miyoko Hashimoto; 16 grandchildren. Visitation 3:30 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary, Kaua'i; services 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
YAEKO "YAE" FUJII OGAWA, 87, of Honolulu, died May 26, 2001. Born in Pahala, Ka'u, Hawai'i. Retired Kalihi Elementary School teacher. Survived by son, Colin; daughters, JoAnn Ogawa and Sharon Inamine; two grandchildren; brothers, Keiji and Ralph Fujii; and sister, Marjorie "Kiyo" Hirokawa. Services 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
YOKO CHIBA ROCKWELL, 26, of Honolulu, died May 30, 2001. Born in Aomori, Japan. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Michael; father, Toshiaki; mother, Shizuko; brother, Masato. Services pending in Japan. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
HERBERT SHINJI SAKURAI, 75, of Kane'ohe, died May 30, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired McKesson Beverages Co. merchandising manager. Survived by wife, Helen; son, Stuart; daughters, Sharon Wasielewski, Sandra Koizumi and Stephanie; three grandchildren; brothers, Thomas and Robert; sister, Janet Kawakami, Ada Kohatsu, Jeanne Iha, Amy Horibata and Dora Pang. Visitation 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service 2 p.m. Inurnment 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire.
KEN NOHEA NAONE TAI, 57, of Kane'ohe, died May 30, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Wackenhut Security administrator. Survived by wife, Kathy; son, John-Paul Maka'ala; daughters, Tracey Wong, Susan, Lisa Coelho and Kristi Ahuna; eight grandchildren; mother, Emily Makakoa; sister, Haunani Smith; brothers, Emory and Nathan. Visitation 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park chapel; Mass 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
USHI TAMAYOSE, 104, of Wahiawa, died May 28, 2001. Born in Okinawa, Japan. Retired Waialua Sugar Co. plantation field worker. Survived by son, Howard; daughters, Flora Yamakawa, Alice Nakamoto, Helen Oshiro and Jane Nakamura; 23 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
HAROLD "BLACKIE" HARUO TANAKA, 78, of 'Aiea, died May 31, 2001. Born in 'Aiea. Member of 442nd Regimental Combat Team and 100th Battalion. Survived by wife, Helen; daughter, Harelda Tanaka-Oakes. Memorial service 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
SADAMI TANAKA, 85, of Waialua, died May 30, 2001. Born in Waialua. Retired from Waialua Sugar Co. Survived by wife, Mieko; son, Myron; brother, Tokushi; sister, Tokiyo Watanabe. Memorial service 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Makai Chapel. No flowers. Casual attire.
HATSUE TANOUE, 94, also known as HATSUE K. TANOUE, of Honolulu, died May 22, 2001. Born in 'Aiea. Member of Higashi Hongwanji Betsuin, and Honolulu Kumamoto Kenjin Kai. Survived by daughters, Dorothy Choriki, Ellen Higashi and Geri; brother, Shigeru Kitashima; sister, Kimiko Kakimoto; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Private memorial service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary.
LUCIANO MERCADO VEGAS, 77, of Mililani, died May 14, 2001. Born in Waialua. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 56, pipe fitter; Naval Reserve apprentice seaman. Survived by wife, Lieselotte; sons, Herbert and Adlai; daughter, Wonita Acosta; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters, Louise Cruz and Rose Boskie. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Makai Chapel; service noon; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.
EUGENIA BUCK HAR YIM, also known as ROSE YIM, 74, of Honolulu, died June 1, 2001. Survived by husband, William; son, Matthew; daughters, Karen Watai and Charlotte; brother, Frederick Young; sisters, Betty Ching and Shirley Young; three grandchildren. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 5 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.