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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, November 29, 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.

RONALD HANO "BOY" AWAA, 43, of Kawaihae, Hawai'i, died Nov. 25, 2002. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. With Diamond Head Hearing Impaired, Honolulu. Survived by mother, Hannah; brothers, Reginald and Randall; sisters, Roxanne Mauga and Rhoda Awaa-Kong; hanai sister, Dorothy Souza; hanai brother, Gary Souza Jr. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Imiola Congregational Church, Waimea, Hawai'i; service 10:30 a.m.; burial at Waimea County Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Kona.

LUCAS PALENCIA GUTIERREZ, 82, of California, formerly of Honolulu, died Nov. 27, 2002. Born in California. Survived by sons, David and Michael; daughters, Suzanne Schultz, Vivian Gutierrez and Dorothy Cordova; brother, Max Rodriguez; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. California services pending. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

CECELIA MAY HUSTED, 94, of Honolulu, died Nov. 26, 2002. Born in Lake Linden, Mich. Retired as a teacher with the Columbia (Michigan) School District; a longtime Hawai'i Supreme Court Library volunteer. Survived by sons, Harry Jr. and Stephen; daughter, Joan; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Donations to ARC in Hawai'i, 3989 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

SHOSHI IMOSE, also known as JOHN SHOSHI IMOSE, 81, of Kane'ohe, died Nov. 25, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired owner of United Produce Co. Survived by wife, Nora; daughters, Doreen Gribok, Christyne Naluai and Carolyn Kaneshiro; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Norman Akita, Robert Imose and George Oishi; sisters, Ethel Harada, Frances Tanouye, Alice Sakamoto, Helen Hahn, Mary Tabata, Lillian Yamane and Rose Teshima. Visitation 2 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

MARIA AKAO LINDSEY, 84, of Honolulu, died Nov. 24, 2002. Born in Laupahoehoe, Hawai'i. A retired salesclerk; member of the Order of Kamehameha, Women's Auxiliary. Survived by husband, John; son, Melvin; daughters, Emmaline Mossman and Marvelle Wong; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Ernest Akao; sisters, Maryann Kalehua and Violet Francisco. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 10:45 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

LOYD MATTHEW McKENZIE, 78, of Volcano, Hawai'i, died Nov. 16, 2002. Born in Little Rock, Ark. A retired construction laborer. Survived by wife, Juliet; daughters, Lisa, Marie and Ashley; sister, Lona Binger. Private services. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

TEODOSIA LACEDA MEDALLON, 75, of Waipahu, died Nov. 13, 2002. Born in Pola, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. Survived by daughter, Lourdes Macha; brothers, Nunelon, Leodigario and Leolito; sisters, Natividad Malabanan and Pastora Pantilanan; three grandchildren; one great-grandson. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 9:45 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

YUICHI NAKAMURA, 90, of Captain Cook, Hawai'i, died Nov. 22, 2002. Born in Kealakekua, Hawai'i. A coffee farmer with Nakamura Farm. Survived by wife, Katsue; sons, Samuel and Yasuo; brother, Mitsuo; sister, Isayo Okayama; five grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kealakekua; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

DOROTHY L. NEWMAN, 80, of Honolulu, died Nov. 18, 2002. Born in Chicago. Retired as Bank of Hawaii librarian. No survivors. Service 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

HUNE KAHOOMANA PHILLIP JR., 81, of Kohala, Hawai'i, died Nov. 24, 2002. Born in Kohala. A retired Kohala Sugar Co. cane truck driver, and employee of Kunio Yokoyama and Kona Village Resort. Survived by wife, Edna; sons, Hune III and Andrew Kaiawe; daughters, Edna, Lily Maliikapu, Lois and Ruth Parker; brother, Phillip Pilipi, John Pilipi, Charles and James; sisters, Rose Pilipi, Katherine Cain, Theresa Mahi, Esther Maeda, Daisy Naihe, Sylvia Hatanaka and Vivian Kim; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward, Hawai'i; service 11 a.m.; burial in Niulii Cemetery. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

VIOLET KYUN TONG, 86, of Honolulu, died Nov. 25, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sister, Low Yip; cousin, Law Yee Fujii. Services 10:30 a.m. Monday at Chinese Buddhist Association of Hawaii-Hsu Yun Temple, 42 Kawananakoa Place. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

NORMAN EMERSON TRAFTON JR., 65, of Hawai'i, died Nov. 22, 2002. Born in Stoneham, Mass. An electrician with the San Francisco BART subway system; retired Maunaloa Corp. electrician; and member of Big Island AIDS Project, and Hospice of Hilo. Survived by companion and caregiver, Kham Sinhbandith; brother, Otie; sister, Maxine Dube. Visitation 2 to 6 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hawai'i; memorial service 4 p.m. Aloha attire.