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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, August 5, 2005

Obituaries

Advertiser Staff

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SWEENEY AKINA AH SIU SR., 91, of Honolulu, died July 25, 2005. Born in Lahaina, Maui. A retired air & hydraulic brake mechanic for B & C Trucking. Survived by children, Ellabelle Kaiama, Emily Kaniho, Sweeney Jr. and Barbara Rego; sisters, Constance San Diego and Amy Burwell; brother, Hugo Book; 20 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

JAMES "JIM" WARREN COSTA, 54, of Moorpark, Calif., formerly of Hawai'i, died Dec. 12, 2004. An aerospace propulsion mechanic and 1968 Kamehameha Schools graduate. Survived by wife, Jan; sons, Lance and Lynn; daughter, Kayla; granddaughter, Skyler; father, Richard. Service 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at Lanipo Drive right-of-way, Lanikai; celebration of life to follow at 419 'Ili'aina St., Kailua. Casual attire. No flowers; donations to Lance and Kayla College Fund (made payable to Franklin 529), c/o American Financial Network, Attn: Keith Ellen, 2535 Townsgate Road, Suite 305, Westlake Village, CA 91316. Information: (805) 495-9779 (ext. 534). Arrangements by Reardon Simi Valley Funeral Home, Simi Valley, Calif.

CHRISTIAN de ARON d'AUTUN, 91, of Princeville, Kaua'i, died July 15, 2005. Born in Belgium. One of the first Belgian Congo safari organizers; later owner of a Honolulu tour business, author and photographer who exhibited in Koloa, Kaua'i. Survived by hanai family, Mercedes Maza, Anita Williams and his goddaughter, Zoe Williams. Service after the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday at Kilauea New Hope Christian Fellowship, Ko'olau, near mile marker 20. For further information call (808) 826-1717. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

JAMES "DUKE" DILWITH, 87, of Nevada, died Aug. 1, 2005. Born in Albany, N.Y. Former member of U.S. Army infantry. Survived by wife, Katherine; brothers, Lewis, and Joe; sister, Terri Dott; sons, James, Dennis, Glen and Dominic; daughters, Malinda Micus, Joan Boerner, Bernadette Dumaol, Christine Dela Cruz, Jami Dilwith and Michelle Lacerda; 25 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Reno, Nev., services Monday.

VERONICA JOAQUIN viuda GUERRERO, 91, of Honolulu, died July 14, 2005. Born in Laoag City, Philippines. Survived by sons, Fernando, Pio Jr. and Virgilio; daughter, Elizabeth Justo; sister, Emilia Balbuena; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

THEODORE RALPH JAMES, 83, of Waikoloa, Hawai'i, died Aug. 1, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Self-employed Realtor and developer; former Hawaiian Airlines pilot and co-owner of an interisland air service. Survived by son, Peter; daughters, Kathy Green, Heather Wood and Teanna Shanahan; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchildren. Visitation 3 p.m. Sunday at St. James Episcopal Church, Waimea, Hawai'i; reception to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations to church building fund, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela HI, or Shriner's Hospital for Children, Hono-lulu. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

EDWARD "BOO-BOO" SANTIAGO KAWAIOLA JIMINEZ JR., 8-month-old son of Edward Jiminez Sr. and Agnes Del Rosario, of Wai'anae, died July 20, 2005. Born in California. Survived also by brother, Casey Del Rosario; sisters, Anastacia and Andrea Del Rosario; grandparents, Phillip and Gloria Jiminez, Ruby and Richard Dela Cruz, Theodore Sylva Jr. and Betty Lou Dalumpinis. Visitation 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church-Windward; service 7 p.m.; reception after service; cremation to follow. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

JOSEPHINE ULALIA 'IKUWA KA'AI, 98, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died July 31, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Former public health nurse in Kalapana, Hawai'i; retired Maluhia Hospital registered nurse; member of Ka'ahumanu Society and Kona Hawaiian Civic Club. Survived by sons, Ernest Ka'ai III, Artland Ka'ai, and Lono Benson; daughters, Thelma Reyes and Ulalia Berman; 23 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ane Kaaa and Kalu Cummings. Big Island visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church (under banyan tree); Mass 7 p.m. Honolulu visitation 9 to 11 a.m. next Friday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Pauoa; Mass 11 a.m.; burial at Mook Chu Cemetery, Pauoa. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona, Hawai'i.

LOUISE KANE, 79, of Waiahole Valley, died July 30, 2005. Born in Ho-nolulu. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Charles "Falofa" Gernler, James Montgomery Kane Sr., Eugene "Leilehua" Crowell, Andrew Montgomery Kane and Guy Montgomery Kane; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard and Douglas Gernler. Service 11 a.m. Sunday at Kualoa Beach Park (near end of camping area). Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

JEFFREY GEE MING KAU, 42, of Honolulu, died July 31, 2005. Born in Honolulu. A sales assistant with Liberty House, Neiman Marcus and Sam's Club. Survived by parents, Bernard and Jennie; brothers, Gary and Glenn; sisters, Laurie-Ann Maw and Debbie-Ann Decker; fiancee, Kelli Keawe. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

MARION AMANDA KEKAHUNA, 70, of Honolulu, died July 28, 2005. Born in Elmhurst, Ill. Retired from Air Service flight school at Honolulu International Airport. Survived by sons, Edward and Michael; daughter, Kathleen Cortijo; brothers, Richard, Robert and Harold; sister, Arlene; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.

WILLIS "BILL" KEMP, 90, of Honolulu, died Aug. 2, 2005. Born in Pittsfield, Mass. Retired Pan American Airways pilot. Survived by wife, Virginia; daughter, Kathleen; son, James. No service. Donations to The Shriners Hospital for Children or American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

DAVID MUN ON LEE, 77, of Honolulu, died July 26, 2005. Born in Ho-nolulu. Survived by son, Bill; brother, Lawrence; sisters, Minna Van Tilburg and May Lee; nieces and nephews. Private service. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

KENNETH ELMER LUCHT, 66, of 'Aiea, died July 31, 2005. Born in Milwaukee, Wis. A retired O'ahu Community Correctional Center officer. Survived by wife, Diana; daughters, Kristal Burkholz, Kim Anthony, Kelly Sorrentino and Kendra; brothers, Thomas and Scott; stepson, Aaron Yamato; stepdaughter, Andrea Yamato; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Congregational Church; service 6 p.m.; inurnment in Wisconsin at a later date. Arrangements by Moanaloa Mortuary.

RICHARD A. MITCHELL, 70, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Honolulu, died July 27, 2005. Retired Schofield Barracks federal civil service carpenter. Survived by wife, Tarcela; stepsons, John and Joseph Natividad; stepdaughters, Millie Eaton, Leonora Huffman and Patricia Zwald. Las Vegas service Monday. Arrangements by Sunrise Cremation & Burial Society, Henderson, Nev.

EDNA TAYE MURATA, 88, of Lahaina, Maui, died July 26, 2005. Born on O'ahu. A teacher at Kamehameha IV School. Survived by son, Patrick; daughter, Letitia Yamada; two grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. Aug. 12 at Lahaina Methodist Church; burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

JAMES MASATO NAGAOKA JR., 65, of Honolulu, died July 28, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Retired meat cutter for Star Market Ltd. Survived by wife, Sarah; son, Jason; daughter, Tina Cambra; two grandchildren; sister, Dolores Kaneshiro. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at First Assembly of God; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

HIROMITSU NAKASONE, 81, of Kailua, died Aug. 1, 2005. Born in 'Ewa. A retired sales representative for J.C. Penney. Survived by wife, Tomiko; sons, Bryan and Scott; daughter, Kelly Kuwaye; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brothers, Herbert and Harold; sisters, Edith Aniya, Cynthia Kobashikawa, Flora Signor and Ruth Arakawa. Visitation from 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

VICENTA RAMOS PASCUAL, 82, of 'Aiea, died July 30, 2005. Born in the Philippines. A retired food packer. Survived by son, Cesario; daughters, Adoracion Manuel, Susan Riguis, Carol, Amelia Basilio, Patricia Manansala and Crising Ragadi; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Leona Palting, Marta Agcaoili, Marina Palting, Matea Urbano, Esperanza Felix and Paulina Agcaoili. Visitation 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church; Mass 7 p.m. Burial in the Philippines at a later date. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

BERTIE SUSANNE PRITIKIN, 96, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died July 29, 2005. Born in Smyth County, Va. Registered nurse. Survived by son, Harry; one grandchild. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Funeral & Services, Kailua, Kona.

SHEILA RAYE REID, 60, of O'ahu, died July 13, 2005. Born in Florence, S.C. Employed at Wal-Mart Mililani; formerly with GEM Stores and Chun Kim Chow. Survived by daughter, Lisa. Service Tuesday. Friends will be notified personally. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

LOTOA TAVAI, 92, of Honolulu, died July 29, 2005. Born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. A retired nurse. Survived by daughters, Betsy Moe, Susan Salanoa, Elaine Hines and Caroline Devoux; sons, Edward Phineas, Vincent and Dick Lobendahn and Faasalo Tavai; 45 grandchildren; 101 great-grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation from 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kanana Fou Christian Church; service 7 p.m. Burial at a later date in Pago Pago. For further information call Dick Lobendahn at 676-8833 or Susan Salanoa at 487-9491. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

BETTE S. THOMPSON, 85, of Hackensack, N.J., formerly of Hawai'i, died July 29, 2005. A record-holding swimming champion and "aquatic queen," with Billy Rose Aquacade, New York World's Fair; and dancer with the Minsky company; and active in real estate. Survived by husband, James; sister, Virginia Durso; sons, Peter, Marc and Craig; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Mainland service held. Donations to The Salvation Army. Arrangements by Adair Avalon Chapel, Tucson, Ariz.

EDWARD TOSHIO "TIMO" TOMIKOSHI, 84, of Honolulu, died July 30, 2005. Born in Honolulu. A retired U.S. Postal Service postal clerk. Member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, M Company. Survived by wife, Betty; son, Wesley; daughter, Gaye Misemer; half brothers, Henry, Andrew, Robert and Paul Uramoto; half sisters, Alice Murashige, Margaret Nishihara and Lily Kaneshiro. Visitation 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

JAMES J. YOGI, 72, of Anaheim, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died Sept. 7, 2003. CLARITA P. YOGI, 68, died June 19, 2004. He was an auto body repairman. She worked in pharmaceuticals. Survived by children, Dorothy Auman, James Yogi and Helen Whelan; nine grandchildren. Arrangements by Neels Mortuary, Brea, Calif.

BERNICE K. MIHARA YOUNG, 98, of Honolulu, died July 31, 2005. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Retired schoolteacher. Survived by daughter, Robin Mihara Uchida; sisters, Jean Kong and Phyllis Cooke; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service 5 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the Crossroads. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.