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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, June 23, 2003


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.

JINKI ASATO, 87, of Kane'ohe, died June 14, 2003. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Retired heavy-equipment mechanic with Y. Hata Co. Survived by wife, Haruko; sons, Robert, Bernard and Edwin; five grandchildren; sister, Thelma Upton. Visitation 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

KENNETH F.A. CHAN, 36, of Village Park, Waipahu, formerly of Papakolea, died June 10, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived by grandmother, Hazel; father, Richard; brothers, Edwin, Richard Jr. and Douglas; sisters, Gay, Barbara, Joanne and Allison; stepmother, Caroline. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

WALTER BUTT KUI CHU, 86, of Honolulu, died June 13, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived by brother, Raymond; sisters, Rose Ching, Beatrice Chu and Florence Hiu. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

MABEL KAM YUK CHUN, 89, of Honolulu, died May 30, 2003. Born in 'Aiea. A New York Metropolitan Opera and Ballet enthusiast. Survived by sister, Eileen Tam; nephews and nieces. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

O'ahu services have been set for WILLIAMSON "KEALII" KEALIIHOLOKULA KAHANA, 40, of Hilo, Hawai'i, who died May 23, 2003. Born in Honolulu. An electronic wheelchair repair person and member of the Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, Keaukaha, Hawai'i. Big Island service held. Memorial service Saturday at Hau'ula Beach Park. Time, information: John Jr. or Lois, 293-5373.

DORIS MIYOE KANO, 74, of 'Aiea, died June 4, 2003. Born in Kaheka, Maui. Retired from Eastman Kodak Co. Survived by husband, Angel; son, Dean; one grandchild; sisters, Lily Tanida and Jeanette Chun. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.

SINATALA TULAU KING, 94, of Kane'ohe, died June 16, 2003. Born in Manua, American Samoa. Member Ladies Altar and Rosary Society, St. Anthony's Church, Kalihi. Survived by son, Bobby; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Visitation 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Church, Kaimuki; Mass 10 a.m.; inurnment 11:30 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

CLIFFORD HITOSHI MATSUSAKA, 72, of Honolulu, died June 3, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired Japan Airlines cargo supervisor, Los Angeles. Survived by wife, Young; sons, David and Steven; daughters, Jan Rita, Patti Hoey and Anne; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Robert; sisters, Ethel Nakamoto and Doris Mizoguchi. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.

EUGENE TATSUO MIYAZONO, 78, of Kapolei, died June 12, 2003. Born in Spreckelsville, Maui. Retired U.S. Department of Defense warehouse supervisor. Survived by wife, June; sons, Ken and Gary; brother, Fred; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; memorial service 7 p.m. Private inurnment pending. Casual attire.

DOUGLAS "DOUGIE" CEDERLOFF MORTENSEN, 48, of Honoka'a, Hawai'i, died June 19, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Paradise Beverages salesman. Survived by daughter, Lisa Ann Kalawaia; son, Martin; mother, Valdemar; brother, David; companion, Vida Cavaco; three grandsons. Memorial service 4 p.m. Friday at The Kona Inn, Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i. Memorial service also 4 p.m. Sunday at Mortensen residence, 19 Pueohala Place, Kailua, Hawai'i. Casual attire. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park and Crematory.

ALFONSA R. "PONSA" NACAPOY, 93, of Honolulu, died June 15, 2003. Born in #18 Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by sons, Amancio and Greg; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church; Mass 11:30 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

VIOLET FUMIYO OKAMURA, 65, of Kailua, died June 11, 2003. Born in Puna, Hawai'i. Retired EDP Hawaii Inc. secretary. Survived by husband, Robert; son, Todd; one grandchild; brothers, Richard and Royden Hirae; sisters, Aileen Iha, Katy Shon and Jane Manchip. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

JEANETTE KISAYO OSHIRO, 83, of Honolulu, died June 16, 2003. Born in Ka'anapali, Maui. Retired Kress Store salesclerk. Survived by sons, Lee and Glenn; daughter, Christine; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Jitsuo Tsubaki; sister, Lynn Tanaka. Service 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

SAKAI SHIMAURA, 83, of Mililani, died June 11, 2003. Born in Wahiawa. Survived by wife, Fujiko; son, Stanley; daughters, Dale Shimaura and Cheryl Moriyama; brothers, Takashi and Tadashi; sister, Norma Yamaki; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Makai Chapel; memorial service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

STEPHEN KALEIHAWAII SMYTHE, 78, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died June 15, 2003. Born in Kona. Matson Navigation Co. electrician. Survived by daughter, Lillian-Agnes Harrison; three grandchildren. Graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday at Hale Ho'omalu Cemetery in Kailua, Kona. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

HARUE TSUJI, 87, of Wahiawa, died May 22, 2003. Born in Pa'auilo, Hawai'i. Member of Wahiawa Hongwanji, Daiichi Funjinkai and Iliwai Kumiai. Survived by sons, Gordon and Wayne; daughter, Lucille Sato; brothers, Yoshimi and Yasuo Matsumura; sister, Tsuyuko Hasegawa; nine grandchildren. Private memorial service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary.

PATRICK YOSHIO YAMASHITA, 83, of Kailua, died June 17, 2003. Born in Hakalau, Hawai'i. Retired Honolulu Gas Co. credit representative. Survived by sons, Patrick and Robert; daughter, Gwendolyn Navarre; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Paul "Utaka"; sister, Nancy "Matsuko" Ho. Service 2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.