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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 18, 2002


Advertiser Staff

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.

THERESA PUKAUA AH-NEE, 76, of Mililani, died May 15, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Lay Ministry volunteer. Survived by husband, James; sons, Joseph Akai, Boniface and Damien; daughters, Josephine Lee, Johanna and Elizabeth; sister, Joan Lindsey; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Elks Club; scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

MICHAEL "WABBIT" ALEXANDER, 51, of Waialua, died May 13, 2002. Born in Duluth, Minn. Survived by wife, Vel Cummings; brothers, Matthew and Mark; sisters, Barbara Brown and Susan Stephenson. Visitation 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service noon; inurnment 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

FRANCES ARNDT, 78, of Kailua, died April 11, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired employee of Kane'ohe Marine Base Exchange. Survived by daughters, Lila Rodrigues, Brenda Crichfield and Duane Ahina; son, Daniel; brothers, Walter and Isaac Mokiao and Stewart Little; sisters, Dale Mokiao, Lorraine Lee, Mildred Ahina, Maryann Nelson and Evelyn Naeole; Auntie Keala Niderost; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service noon; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

ISABELLE A. BADHAM, 84, of Kane'ohe, died May 14, 2002. Born in Bozeman, Mont. Secretary for resident organization at Pohai Nani Good Samaritan Retirement Community where she lived. Retired elementary-school teacher in Washington. Survived by sons, Robert and Richard; daughter, Carolyn; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Service 11 a.m. today at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Donations may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, Reading is Fundamental or Kappa Delta Foundation. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

MARIA CARIDAD BALLESTEROS, 65, of Hanapepe, Kaua'i, died May 12, 2002. Born in the Philippines. Kitchen helper for Burger King. Survived by son, Marlon; daughter, Melinda Loniza; two grandchildren; mother, Ana Molina; brothers, Marino and Arnulfo Molina; sisters, Cresencia Batin, Esther Juan and Mercedes Cardenas; nieces and nephews, cousins. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel, Koloa. Visitation also 8 to-9:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Raphael's Church, Koloa; service at 10 a.m.; burial to follow at St. Raphael's Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

WILLIAM TOSHIO FURUMORI, 79, of Kane'ohe, died May 13, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired Ameron H.C.&T parts room controller. Survived by wife, Mildred; son, Lloyd; daughter, Iris Kovach; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Alec and Masaru; sisters, Natsuko Takeshita and Martha Inouye. Private service held. Arrangements by Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

LOUIS AUGUST GOMES, 58, of Nanakuli, died May 9, 2002. Born in 'Ewa. Survived by wife, Bernice; sons, Scot, Ryan and Ray; daughters, Renee Nauka, Robyn Perreira and Cherity; five grandchildren; brothers, John, David, Patrick, Domingo, Anthony and Michael; sister, Michiko Self. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel; service 11:30 a.m.; committal service 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

WINIFRED MIEKO HONDA, 77, of Wailuku, Maui, died May 16, 2002. Born in Ha'iku. Employee of Cupie's Drive Inn. Survived by husband, Shigemi; daughter, Vicki Shinsato; one grandchild; brothers, Shigeo, Kunio, Edward and Jerry. Visitation 3 p.m. Tuesday at Kahului Hongwanji Mission; service 4 p.m. Urn burial 9 a.m. Wednesday at Maui Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

TAI MOI CHUN LEE, 97, of Honolulu, died May 10, 2002. Born in Canton, China. Member of Loong Doo Benevolent Society. Survived by son, Ernest; daughters, Laura Lum, Nancy Lum, Catherine Yee, Helen Wong, Janet Wong and Carolyn Fortune; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one's favorite charity. Casual attire.

AGNES MIYAMOTO, 88, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i. died May 15, 2002. Born in Anahola, Kaua'i. Survived by sons, Paul and David; daughters, Janet Niitani and Mae Sekiya; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brother, Yoshio Shiraki; sister, Misayo Hashimoto. Visitation 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lihu'e Hongwanji Mission; service 4:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

COL. TOSHIO "LEFTY" NAKANISHI, 80, of Monterey, Calif., died May 16, 2002. Born in Honomu, Hawai'i. Served in the Army for 28 years, including campaigns in World War II, the Korean and the Vietnam War. Member of Monterey and Salinas Bonsai Clubs, VFW Post 1629, Retired Officers Association and the MIS Association of Northern California. Survived by wife, Terry; sons, Calvin and Greg; three grandchildren; brothers, Kame, Kazuo and Ronnie; sister, Helen Yamachika; nieces and nephews. Visitation 4 p.m. Monday at Ord Military Chapel, Monterey, Calif.; service 6 p.m. Donations may be made to Community Hospital Hospice House, P.O. Box HH, Monterey, CA 93942. Cremation arrangements by The Paul Mortuary in Pacific Grove.

ROY TADAKI RIYU, 64, of Wailuku, Maui, died May 13, 2002. Born in Lana'i City, Lana'i. Retired warehouseman for Shirokiya. Survived by mother, Sueno; sisters, Caroline Dorsey and Thelma Matsunami. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

BABY ZOEY ALEFA ALOFAAGA SAOLE died at birth on May 12, 2002 in Honolulu. Survived by parents, Elton and Oliana; brothers, Darius Nuu'ao and Zion; grandparents, Iakopo and Milo, Avia and Malu Seanoa. Burial 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

ALBERT JAIME SARTE, 46, of Kailua, died May 10, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Joshua Kalani-Sarte; parents, Jose Sr. and Laling; brother, Jose Jr.; sisters, Stephanie Fermin, Virgie Cachola, Jenney and Joelle. Visitation 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Mass 11:30 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

PABLO DELOS REYES TAGACA, 75, of Waipahu, died May 5, 2002. Born in Barangay 22, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Employed at Honolulu Ford. Survived by sons, Henry, Sherwin and Rolly; daughters, Imelda Ruiz and Tessie Ucol; four grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 9:45 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

JAMES KENJI "KIMO" TANIGUCHI, 77, of 'Ewa Beach, died May 3, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired Navy Public Works Center radio technician. Member of D.A.V. Leeward O'ahu Chapter and the 442nd Veterans Club. Survived by sons, Glenn, Alfred and Calvin; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, William "Bill," Edwin "Ned" and Charles; sisters, Agnes "Aggie" Robino, Roselani "Loki" Ramones and Willamina Manabut. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.