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Rear Adm. CHESTER W. NIMITZ JR., a decorated World War II submarine veteran and only son of Navy Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, died with his wife, Joan Labern Nimitz. He was 86 and she was 89. See story.
CAROLYN ADELAIDE ALLEN, 94, of Kula, Maui, died Dec. 25, 2001. Born in Massachusetts. A member of the Third Order of Augustinian and former Los Angeles socialite. Survived by sons, Scott and Randolf; three grandchildren; brother, Fred Surman. Service and burial to be held in Los Angeles. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
THEODORE "TED" CHARLES BUETTNER, 58, of Honolulu, died Dec. 28, 2001. Born in Hackensack, N.J. An AFLAC and Lone Star Insurance agent. Survived by daughter, Devorah "Debbie"; grandsons, Leland, Bronson, Spencer and Theodore-Ethan; former wife, Lolita Spires. Visitation from 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church; service 7 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
GERTRUDE LAI CHONG, 94, of Hawi, Hawai'i, died Dec. 19, 2001. Born in North Kohala. A retired Kohala High School cafeteria manager. Survived by daughter, Patricia; son, Norman; two grandchildren; sister, Fanny Lee. Visitation 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Central Union Church; service 9:30 a.m. Service also 10 a.m. Monday at Kalahikiola Congregational Church, Kohala; inurnment to follow. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
LARRY ARSENIO CORONEL, 81, of Waimanalo, died Dec. 27, 2001. Born in Wai'anae. A sheet-metal worker retired from Hickam Air Force Base. Survived by wife, Salarina; children, Kathryn Shodall, Kenneth Otenbriet, Theresa Otenbriet, Paul Otenbriet, Earl Coronel and Clifford Coronel; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. George Catholic Church; Mass 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire.
AURELIO B. DANAO, 88, of Honolulu, died Dec. 22, 2001. Born in Manaoag, Philippines. A delivery driver retired from Edward R. Bacon Company. Survived by wife, Genoveva; sons, Abraham, Reuben, Rogelio, Owen, Dionicio and Marcos Danao and Edwin Pajela; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.
GEORGE LAMONT NAIPOLANI FURTADO, 58, of 'Ewa Beach, died Dec. 31, 2001. Born in Kekaha, Kaua'i. A master sergeant retired from the U.S. Army and maintenance mechanic with the Department of Public Works at Schofield Barracks. Survived by wife, Patricia; sons, Lionel and Lamont; daughters, Lee-Ann Furtado-Smith and LaVonne; brothers, Ezra and Vincent; sisters, Odetta Naka'ahiki; five grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kane'ohe, Waikalua Chapel; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.
JUAN TABBADA GUIMMAYEN, 92, of Honolulu, died Dec. 16, 2001. Born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by wife, Aniceta; daughter, Mercedes Cardenas; sisters, Felipa, Celedonia Usita and Adelina Pacleb; brother, Simon; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary; service 9:30 a.m.; burial at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
UTA IKEHARA, 101, of 'Aiea, died Jan. 1, 2002. Survived by son, Andrew; daughters, Janet Anderson and Jane Maekawa; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
EUGENE CLARENCE KALAHIKI, 48, of Hau'ula, died Jan. 1, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A roofer for All American Roofing. Survived by mother, Mary Clemente; son, Keoni; sisters and brothers, Marie Tubbs-Kalahiki, John Jr., Darlene and Buddy. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's-By-The-Sea, Kane'ohe; service 11 a.m.; scattering of ashes to follow. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
KAREN KANEKO KALUA, 72, of Honolulu, died Dec. 25, 2001. Born in 'Ewa. A homemaker. Survived by son, Gene; daughter, Pauline Clyburn; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; brother, Tadashi Oda. No service. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
MATSUE KITASHIMA, 83, of Mililani, died Dec. 25, 2001. Survived by husband, James; son, Glenn; daughters, Valerie Kawano and Marsha Kochi; brother, Kashiko Kuboyama; sisters, Hatsumi Haraguchi and Chiyomi Marugame; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
NORIYASU "FRED" KOMATSU, 84, of Honolulu, died Jan. 3, 2002. Born in Honolulu. An assistant chemist retired from Dole Experiment Station. Survived by brother, Shigeru; sisters, Chiyeko Komatsu and Yasuko Mita. Service 4 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
NATSUKO KOMESU, 88, of Kula, Maui,died Dec. 29, 2001. Born in Pu'unene, Maui. A retired vegetable farmer and member of First Assembly of God, Cathedral of the King. Survived by sons, Stanley, Roy and Melvin; daughters, Lisa Inamasu and Jean Komesu; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ted, Leroy and Leslie Tamashiro; sisters, Tamako Gushi, Shizue Tonouchi, Kikue Tengan, Cynthia Wallcott and Lillian Oshiro. Private family service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
LEONA ANN LABA, 46, of Honolulu, died Jan. 4, 2002. Survived by husband, Raymond Asuncion; daughters, Leah Seguin, Raynay Asuncion, Sandy Asuncion and Amanda Asuncion; son, David Seguin; mother, Stella; brothers, Leon Jr. and John; sisters, Mary Jane Giesbrecht and Jo Ann Kobashigawa; five grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 'Aiea; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
SANCHA LADA MELGAR, 70, of Honolulu, died Jan. 2, 2002. Born in the Philippines. Survived by husband, Froilan Sr.; sons, Froilan Jr., Marcelino, Teddy, Nestor, Adrian and Odilon; daughters, Jacenta Go, Epifania Alcoseba and Eugenia Quejada; six grandchildren; brother, Samuel Lada; sister, Claudia Mendiola. Service in Cebu City, Philippines.
CLARA SHIGEKO OMAI, 77, of Honolulu, died Dec. 27, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Formerly employed at Waikiki Resort Hotel as head of housekeeping. Survived by son, Gary; daughters, Madeline Bulacan, Debra Waller and Colleen Omai-McKay; brother, Herbert Horita; sister, Florence Toyota; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
FRED SHINOBU OYAMA, 95, of Honolulu, died Dec. 31, 2001. Born in Kumamoto, Japan. Retired owner of Fred's Plumbing Service. Survived by son, William; daughters, Ellen Kumagai and Joyce Fujikawa; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary; cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.
IRENE CHIEKO PATE, 75, of Honolulu, died Jan. 2, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Employed at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Survived by sons, Robert, Radford and Brian; daughter, Angela; seven grandchildren; brothers, Harry Hiromoto, Thomas Hiromoto and Warren Hiromoto; sisters, Mary Canley and Ellen Hiromoto. Service 6:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.
EMILY RUSSELL, 76, of Honolulu, died Dec. 29, 2001. Born in Hana, Maui. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Lester Napihaa, Jerry and William Russell; daughters, Virginia Johnson and Bambi Russell; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Peter and Honey Napihaa; sisters, Julia Carter and Helen Gleason; stepbrother, Fausto Escobar Jr. Visitation 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 1 p.m.; burial 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
EDNA THELMA CALISTRO SOUSA, 83, of Honolulu, died Dec. 19, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A member of Honolulu Institute No. 84. Survived by husband, Herbert Sr.; son, Herbert Jr.; brothers, Harry and Leonard; sisters, Elsie Silva and Winona Ferreira; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Church; Mass 11:30 a.m.; burial at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
DE TRUONG, 50, of Honolulu, died Dec. 30, 2001. Born in Vietnam. A housekeeper for Outrigger Waikiki Hotel. Survived by mother, Huu Ly; brothers, Stanley, Robert, Johnny and Scott; sister, Maggie Lao. Visitation 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; Taoist service; burial 10:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
BRAD HOKU NOHEA VILLAMOR, 21, of Mililani, died Jan. 1, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A 1997 'Aiea High School graduate. Survived by parents, Curtis and Renee; brothers, Bronson and Blake; grandparents, Roy and Eleanor. Visitation from 6 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery chapel; service 7 p.m. Graveside service 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Memorial Mortuary.
CLARA FUJIKO YAMACHIKA also known as CLARA FUJIKO KOGA, 93, died Nov. 30, 2001. Born in Kekaha, Kaua'i. A retired seamstress. Survived by children, May Glover, Jack Koga and Jeanette Sylva-Pereira; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Eguchi, Eunice Izumi and Jean Ishii. Visitation 2:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 3:30 p.m. No flowers.
TOM CHESTER ZELK, 67, of Kihei, Maui, died Jan. 2, 2002. A Realtor with Coldwell Banker Island Properties, Kihei, member of the Maui Chamber of Commerce and president, paddler and coach for Kihei Canoe Club. Survived by fiancee, Linda Conboy; mother, Ruth Zoelk; daughter, Lori Carbayo-Ferris; son, Scott Zoelk; brother, Jim Zoelk; five grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Kihei Canoe Club site, South Kihei Road, across from Suda Store; scattering of ashes 9 a.m. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.