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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, June 21, 2002


The Advertiser publishes obituaries about people of interest to its readers as a free public service. Obituaries may be submitted by mortuaries or, with proof of death, by individuals in writing. Fax 525-8037 or write to Obituaries Editor, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802. Include a contact name and phone number. We reserve the right to edit for form, style and newsworthiness. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. To publish paid death notices, call the classified ads department at 521-9111.

KIMI AMEMIYA, 96, of Mililani, died June 4, 2002. Born in Kawailoa, Hawai'i. Aloha Tailor Shop, Wahiawa, seamstress. Survived by sons, Keiji, Ronald and Clayton; daughters, Grace Sakai, Kay Griffith, Hoshiko Miike and Brenda Henry; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

ARTHUR K. TRASK, a lawyer, politician and patriarch of the Trask family, died June 3 on Kaua'i. He was 91. He is survived by his wife, Muriel Oaks; sons, Anthony "Tyke," Arthur "Pepe" Jr., and Alexander "Keahi;" daughter, Anneth "Anna"; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, David and Valentine; sisters, Cecilia Marciel, Gladys Trask and Isabelle Davis.

FUYUKO "JEAN" AOKI, 80, of Kealakekua, Kona, Hawai'i, died June 15, 2002. Born in Hanapepe, Kaua'i. A barber retired from Aoki Barber Shop. Survived by sons, Edward, Glenn and Stacey; sister, Beatrice Kishida; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation noon to 1 p.m. Sunday at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kealakekua; service 1 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

SARAH LEIILIMA "AUNTY ILIMA" ASUNCION, 60, of Kona, Hawai'i, and Moloka'i, died June 12, 2002. Born in Maunaloa, Moloka'i. A saleswoman at Island Delight and Kona Discount Mart, Kailua, Kona. Survived by daughters, Nanette Rodillas, Shalei Asuncion, Charmaine Davis, Latiya Rodillas and Kimberly Flores; sons, Patrick, Michael, Ronald and Juan; father, Charles Kaahanui Sr.; stepfather, Herbert Rodillas; brothers, Stanley Kaahanui, Charles Kaahanui, Nelson Kaahanui, Warren Kaahanui, William Harris, Solomon Harris and Allen Harris; sister, Carnation Harris; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ho'olehua, Moloka'i Ward; service 1 p.m.; burial at Kanakaloloa Cemetery, Ho'olehua. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

ARNOLD MAURICE BAPTISTE SR., 67, of Honolulu, died June 19, 2002. Born in Kapa'a, Kaua'i. Founder and chairman of Hawaii Management Alliance Association, and president and chief executive officer of Hawaii Pacific Medical Referrals. Survived by wife, Emily Marciel-Baptiste; sons, Arnold Jr. and Marc; daughter, Deborah Harris; brother, Bryan; sisters, Irma May and Toni Joy; five grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. June 28 at the mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

LOUIS WALTER DEGUAIR, 64, of Hilo, formerly of O'ahu, died June 12, 2002. A pipefitter retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Survived by son, Louis; mother, Louise; brothers, Nelson, Arthur Charles, Paul Henry and Michael; sisters, Flora Cambra and Paulette Deguair. Visitation 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; Catholic prayer service 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers.

FRANCES R. EDICA, 79, of Makakilo, died June 15, 2002. A pastor with Door of Faith Church. Survived by son, Matthew Sheffield; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; brother, T.Z. Clark; sister, Buelh Beavers. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary; service noon; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

CLARENCE KANANI FOX SR., 74, of Pearl City, died June 17, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Base policeman. Member of Ichigu Gateball Club. Survived by wife, Margaret; sons, Clarence Jr. and Russell; daughter, Darlene Harbour; stepson, Wayne Uyemura; six grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

HERBERT NOBUYOSHI FUKATA, 82, of Honolulu, died June 4, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired owner of Hawaii Travel Bureau Inc. Survived by wife, Blanche; son, Baron; two grandchildren; brother, Kenji. Service 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary; cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.

TOKI INASAKI, 103, of Honolulu, died May 24, 2002. Born in Fukui, Japan. Survived by sons, Masami and Charles Hideo; daughters, Sayoko Nanbara and Hanako Morimoto. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.

JUNIOR "UNCLE BIGGIE" KAOPUIKI, 80, of Lana'i City, Lana'i, died June 18, 2002. Born in Ka'a, Lana'i. Retired Dole Pineapple Co. forklift operator, and former Lanai Ranch paniolo. Survived by son, Bobby Sr.; brothers, Solomon, Samuel and Isaac; sisters, Rebecca Richardson, the Rev. Ku'uleialoha Kanipae and Harriet "Scoop" Catiel; six grandchildren. Visitation from 10 a.m. today at Kalanakila Oka Malamalama Ho'omana O Iredone Hou Church, Lana'i; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. tomorrow at the church; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow in Lanai Community Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

ALAN M. LUBLINER, 55, of Honolulu, died June 17, 2002 Born in Patterson, N.J. A psychotherapist with Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Survived by partner, John Condrey; son, Christopher Condrey; daughter, Megan Condrey; sister, Jane Sperber; niece, Linda Smith; nephew, Michael Sperber. Visitation 12:30 to 1 p.m. Sunday at Tenney Theater; celebration of life 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers. donations may be made to the Jewish Community Services, 2550 Pali Highway, Honolulu 96817 or The GLCC, 2434 S. Beretania St., Suite 105, Honolulu 96826. Arrangements by William Funeral Services.

BERNICE EVELYN McCLELLAN, 58, of Waipahu, died June 15, 2002. Born in Bend, Ore. A homemaker. Survived by son, Del Ray; daughters, Kristin Gallaway and Patsy Pratt; mother, Margaret Presley; brother, Owen Simon; sisters, Barbara Beehn and Billie Jean Schults. Private service held. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

SHIGEO MORI, 99, of Honolulu, died June 7, 2002. Born in Ola'a, Hawai'i. Retired owner of Home Auto Glass Ltd. Survived by wife, Toshiko; sons, Arthur and Paul; daughters, Marjorie Warren, June Shida and Kay Kurio; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Family service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

GUILLERMA "GIMA" QUEYPO NACAPUY, 87, of Waialua, died June 15, 2002. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of Bacarra Club, and Filipino Catholic Club. Survived by sons, Genaro, Faustino and Antonio; daughters, Esther Ramones, Gloria Nahinu and June Teixeira; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

JOSEPH HOWARD NEILSEN, 48, of Honolulu, died June 9, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Merchant marine with Seafarers International Union. Survived by son, David; brothers, Wayne Arthur and Michael; sisters, Barbara Kekina, Patricia Bunner, Joann Honda and Tammy Kelnhofer; two grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

NANCY LEE CHOY PANG, 87, of Ho-nolulu, died June 19, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Thompson, Leslie and Glenn; daughters, Gail Chang and Trude Pang Abas; brothers, Tin Yau, Ralph, Ernest, and Raymond Yee; sisters, Mary and Sadie Gouveia; four grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service noon. No flowers.

RAYMOND ALSTON PIRTLE JR., 76, of Kailua, died May 12, 2002. Born in Tennessee. Survived by brother, Charles; niece; three nephews. companion, Peggy Latham. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

BERNARD EMMANUEL RYAN, 79, of Koloa, Kaua'i, died June 18, 2002. Born in Massachusetts. Public schools psychologist. Survived by son, Bernard Jr. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kaua'i Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary. Casual attire.

TAMIKO SAHARA, 88, of Honolulu, died June 19, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired seamstress. Survived by son, Norman; two grandchildren; brother, Jiro Sumida; sisters, Ayako Nitta, Gladys Koyanagi, Florence Mitsunaga and Esther Suzuki. Service 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.