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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, January 9, 2006


Advertiser Staff

TALI TEVITA ALAELUA, 53, of Honolulu, died Dec. 27, 2005. Born in Western Samoa. Member of New Vision Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Eta; sons, Billy, Val, Michael and Tevita. father, Puipuia; brothers, Lipoi, Fa'agutu, Miki, Semo and Mau; sisters, Ailepata Tuata, Temukisa Pula and Velma; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

JOANNE W. ALBERS, 85, of Honolulu, died Jan. 4, 2006. Born in Grand Rapids, Mich. A golfer. Survived by daughter, Susan Holcomb; son, Lee; sisters, Barbara Howlett and Helen Rowlands; brother, Edward Withey; two granddaughters. Arrangements by Lowman Arizona Funeral Home, Phoenix.

JOHN GRACIANO BELLO SR., 96, of Pepe'ekeo, Hawai'i, died Jan. 4, 2006. Born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired Honoka'a Hospital X-ray technician.; member of Pepe'ekeo Senior Citizen's Club. Survived by sons, Thomas "Tom," John Jr., Richard and Carlton; daughter, Kathleen "Kathy" Antonio; brother, Romulo; sister, Marciana Cabatic; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo, Hawai'i; service 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, 'Iima Section. No flowers. Casual attire.

CLARA YOUNG CHONG, 89, of Honolulu, died Dec. 14, 2005. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Alfred and Calvin; daughters, Wilma Yee and Alberta Chun; brothers, Kwan Yau, Kwan Jun, Kwan Chiu, Kwan Luk Young and Guan Ping Yang; sister, Alice Chow; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

RUSSELL KOYEI GANIKO, 71, of Kailua, died Jan. 2, 2006. Born in Pu'unene, Maui. Retired Hawai'i Air National Guard computer technician. Survived by wife, Claire; sons, Derek and Kurt; brother, Roy; sisters, Patsy Furtado, Lilly Shiroma, Jane Nojima, Lorraine Nakamura, May Iwata, Sandy Okamura, Denise Yatogo, Lisa Ganiko-Suzuki, Kathleen Ganiko-Orlowski and Adrienne. Visitation 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

PRECIOUS PUAONAONA "POOPIE" HORCAJO, 14, of Wai'anae, died Jan. 4, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Nanakuli High School ninth-grade student. Survived by parents, Nathan Sr. and Jodi; brothers, Nathan Jr. and Isaiah; sisters, Cherie and Candace. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Lei welcomed. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.

CLARICE "CHRIS" INOVEJAS, of Las Vegas, formerly of Waipahu, died Nov. 18, 2005. Born in Stanton, Mich. Retired Wai'anae High School teacher. Survived by sister, Connie DeYoung; brother, Ray Jensen; step-children, Margaret Abergas, Francis Sr., Fred Sr., Mona Leanio, Farley, Melanie Inovejas-Cardenes, Michele and Fraser. Service Jan. 21 at Palm Mortuary; Las Vegas. Donations to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 551 36th St., Wyoming, Mich. 49548.

ROBERT "PUNCHIE" KIM, 76, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Jan. 5, 2005. Born in Hilo. A commercial fisherman, and owner of P.K. Spears shop, Hilo. Survived by nephews, nieces and cousins. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

DORIS HINAKO KITAGAWA, 90, of Honolulu, died Jan. 7, 2006. Born in Papa'aloa, Hawai'i. Member of Honpa Hongwanji, Hawai'i Betsuin. Survived by son, Harry; two grandchildren; sister, Ruby Yamada. Service 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Nd Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

PEARL HISAYE KUNIMITSU, 88, of Honolulu, died Dec. 27, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Ronald, Robert, Wallace and Dennis; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Ralph Maeda; sister, Ayano Fujinaka. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

YAT FUNG LEE, 76, of Honolulu, died Dec. 20, 2005. Born in China. Survived by daughter, Joyce Yim; brother, Sam Woo; three grandchildren. Chinese Buddhist service 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary; burial noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

ERNEST AKANA LEONG JR., 78, of Wai'anae, died Jan. 4, 2006. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired from U.S. Army Special Forces. Survived by wife, Shirley Grundon-Leong; sons, Ernest III and Keala Leong and Jeffrey, Greggrey and Eric Grundon; daughters, Sharon Moraes, Ann "Momi," Dawn Marie Lagmay and Naomi Morgan; brothers, Robert and Henry; sisters, Kamakolu Gilman, Eleanor Hanakeawe and Lily Pa; 21 grandchildren; three great-granddaughters. Visitation 10 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. at Borthwick Mortuary; service noon; burial 2 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Casual attire.

HIROSHI MATSUYAMA, 93, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died Jan. 6, 2006. Born in Kapapala, Hawai'i. President, Matsuyama Enterprises; owner, Matsuyama Food Mart; founder, New Kohanaiki Business Park. Survived by wife, Kay; son, Burke; daughters, Jean Aki and Elaine Tatsutani; nine grandchildren. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kealakekua, Hawai'i; service 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona, Hawai'i.

JAY PUFFINBURGER, 72, of Florida, formerly of Kailua, died Jan. 3, 2006. Born in Ambridge, Pa. Hawaiian Tuna Packers (Bumble Bee Seafood Co.) general manager, Honolulu. Survived by sons, Dan, David and Jeff; children's mother, Myrna; five grandchildren; parents, Ervin and Fannie; brothers, Don and David. Donations to Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave. N, #300, Seattle, WA 98109 (www.hospiceofseattle .org). Arrangements by Yarington's Funeral Home, Seattle.

JOSEPH ROBELLO, 89, of Honolulu, died Dec. 26, 2005. Born in Kahuku. Retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, and Pacific Marine Co. Survived by wife, Virginia; sons, Gary, John and Randall; daughters, Sylvia Wanstead and Patricia Buzzetti; sisters, Delphine Medeiros and Beatrice Fial; 25 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o, Makai Chapel; service noon; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

JOSEPH VALENTINE SILVA SR., 82, of 'Ewa Beach, died Dec. 29, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Naval Supply Center. Survived by daughter, Mary; sons, Joseph Jr., Michael and David; three stepsons; one stepdaughter; sister, Eleanor Wolfe; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o, Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday at the chapel; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

EDWIN LOUIS SOUZA SR., 84, of Kahalu'u, died Dec. 10, 2005. Born in Koloa, Kaua'i. Retired business owner and machinist. Survived by wife, Maria Goodness; son, Edwin Jr.; daughters, Gertrude Carvalho, Charlotte Vliet, and Gail McCollum, Candice Muneoka; brother, Louis; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Waikane; Mass noon. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

VIOLET SADAKO TANOUYE, 87, of Honolulu, died Jan. 5, 2006. Born in Kahalu'u. Retired Tahitian Lanai restaurant pantry worker. Survived by son, Harry; daughters, Edith Hara and Ellen Kashigi; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday at Nu'uanu Baptist Church; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

HARUKO TAWATA, 89, of Honolulu, died Jan. 6, 2006. Born in Kekaha, Hawai'i. Retired seamstress. Survived by sons, Shinsei, Leslie and Michael; daughter, May Tawata and Pat Muramatsu; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Uchima; sister, Otome Uchima. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

TERUO YOKOTA, 86, of Honolulu, died Dec. 23, 2005. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. Retired accountant. Survived by sons, Bruce and Clayton; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.