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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, May 1, 2006


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.

JAMES CHIN FO "JIMMY" CHONG, 81, of Honolulu, died April 18, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired Hickam Air Force Base structural aircraft mechanic. Survived by wife, Rose; sons, James; daughter, Anne Dang; brothers, David and Allen; sisters, Clara, Grace and Edith; one grandchild. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 1:30 p.m. at Lin Yee Chung (Manoa Chinese) Cemetery. Aloha attire.

ESQUIRION "KARION" CRAIL, 73, of Waipahu, died April 16, 2006. Born in 'Ewa. Hawaiian Flour Mill grain elevator operator. Survived by sons, Dennis, Michael and Jon; daughter, Karen; brothers, Albert and Rudy; sister, Lucy Johnson; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church, 'Ewa; Mass 7 p.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

YOSHIKO HAYAMA, 80, of Honolulu, died April 26, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Hawaiian Casuals, Lauhala Sportswear and Kala Kasuals. Survived by sons, Dean and Wade; daughter, Dael; two grandchildren; brothers, Tokiji, Thomas and Arthur Teramae; sisters, Alice Iwashita and Margaret Tanigawa. Visitation 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 2 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

KEANU BRICEN PO'OKELA O'KALANI KAUWE, 2, of Waimanalo, died April 23, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by father, Jeremy; mother, Laureen Garcia; grandparents, Stewart Kauwe, Steve and Lei Blodgett, and Alvin and Lei Garcia; great-grandparents, Joseph and Nora Thomas, Dorothy Pakele and Laura Garcia. Visitation 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 12:30 p.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

JOHN KEALOHA JR., 68, of Torrance, Calif., died April 14, 2006. Born in Waimea, Kaua'i. Retired Continental Airlines aircraft inspector; Victoria Golf Course employee. Survived by wife, Camile; son, John III; daughter, Carleen Ramirez; five grandchildren; sister, Julie Merrill; brother, Guy Ruiz. California service Saturday. Donations to American Cancer Society. Online condolences to www.LAfuneral.com. Arrangements to White & Day-Rice-McCormick Mortuary.

TAMAYO KODAMA, 92, of Kailua, died April 27, 2006. Born in Tokyo. Retired Japanese language school and floral arrangement instructor. Survived by sons, Takashi Kodate and James; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Service 9:30 am. Thursday at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. No flowers; donations to American Cancer Society, Windward Unit, 130 Kailua Road, Kailua, HI 96734. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

OCHITO "MABEL" KOSORA, 92, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died April 21, 2006. Born in Kurtistown, Hawai'i. Puna Plantation field worker and housekeeper; Kea'au Kim Chee Co. employee; and independent sugar and anthurium farmer. Survived by sons, Mataichi "Danny" and Jerry; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Hazel Estrella. Service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Borthwick Hawai'i Funeral Home.

NANCY LANG, of Kahala, died April 29, 2006. Owner of Nancy Lang Couture Boutique, Kahala Mall; buyer for Carol and Mary stores; and widow of Bob Lang, recording and radio engineer, including for Hawai'i Calls Show. Survived by 17 nephews and nieces, including Richard Mitchell. No service. Donations to Hospice Hawai'i, or charity of choice. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

ESTHER PERKINS LUM, 87, of Wai'anae, died April 17, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by children, Joseph Kuahuia, Cynthia Haumea, John Kuahuia and Sherille Akai; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Ralph Sainchow and Spencer Peters; sister, Verdelle. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

TSUTOKO MAEDA, 91, of Kane'ohe, died April 11, 2006. Born in Mountain View, Hawai'i. Retired Benjamin Parker Elementary School teacher. Survived by sons, Dr. Ronald and Dr. Melvin; daughter, Barbara Fujimoto; seven grandchildren; brother, Richard Oka; sister, Jane Inaba. Service 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

KIKARU NISHIME, 94, of Honolulu, died April 14, 2006. Born in Makaweli, Kaua'i. Retired from Likelike Drive Inn. Survived by wife, Chiyoko; sons, Kazunobu, Gregg and Mark; brothers, Saburo, Shigei "Frank" and Yohachi "Ralph"; sisters, Tomei Taba, Fusaku Yamauchi and Kiku Okamura; four grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

HERMAN "HERM" SALZ, 75, of Honolulu, died April 21, 2006. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Retired U.S. Army master sergeant, with decorated combat service in Vietnam and Korea; owner of Salz Lock and Safe in Kaimuki; one of the organizers of the Honolulu Police Department's volunteer handicapped parking enforcement patrol. Survived by wife, Tomiko; sons, Max and Joe; daughter, Linda Salz-Goto; two grandchildren; sister, Frances Yealey. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Committal service 11 a.m. May 8 at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

ELVA LEE TOM, 85, of Honolulu, died April 1, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Avid Kahala Mall walker. Survived by daughters, Claudia McCloskey and Elvira Lee; brother, Robert Lee; two grandsons. Service 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary; visitation 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.; family reflections 10:45 a.m. Casual attire.

MILDRED YUKIKO TOSHIKIYO ITO, 91, of Kane'ohe, died April 20, 2006. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired state Department of Education custodian. Survived by husband, Tsugio; sons, Nils and Lance; daughters, Judy Fujii, Mamie Luke and Harriet Takushi-Ito; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Natsumi Blackiston. Visitation 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 2 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

MASAKO "PAT" "MA-CHAN" YATOGO, 75, of Mililani, formerly of McCully, died April 19, 2006. Born in Makawao, Maui. Retired General Services Administration operation transportation specialist. Survived by son, Roland; daughter, Jo-Ann; sister, Yoshiko "Jane" Miraflor; brother, Robert Tokunaga. Service 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Burial 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

REGINALD SHUMEI YOGI, 81, of Honolulu, died April 19, 2006. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired Honolulu Gas Co. plant supervisor. Survived by wife, Dorothy; sons, Steven and Ronald; six grandchildren; brother, Mathew; sisters, Sugiko Gushiken, Leatrice Sugiura and Marilyn Haraguchi. Visitation 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 4 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.