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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 16, 2007


Advertiser Staff

ELAINE WALSH AKAU, 63, of Honolulu, died Feb. 12, 2007. Born in Jacksonville, Fla. Director of safety and security at Shriners Hospital. Survived by husband, Alfred; son, Michael Walsh; daughter, Michelle Steel; grandchildren, Brandi Carroll, Analise Walsh and Anthony Walsh; nephews. Private service. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

BARRY V. APOSTADIRO, 42, of 'Aiea, died Feb. 4, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Cindy; sons, Shayden, Shannen and Skyler; daughter, Sage; brothers, Ricky, Al and Dex; sisters, Teresa Diaz, Geri Peralta, Charlene Richardson, Donna Artiaga, Verne Crail, Lisa Mendes, Natty Pundyke, Mary Nagamine, Alicia Stocks, Gina, Tessa Roetto and Tracy Burridge. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church; Mass 7 p.m. Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

CAROL "KAY" ANN ARAKAKI, 63, of Honolulu, died Feb. 13, 2007. Born in Washington. She worked at Jefferson School. Survived by husband, Wilfred "Japany"; sons, Chris and Ryan; daughter, Sheri; four grandchildren; brother, John Waltar; sister, Mary; nieces and nephews. Private service. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

EDWARD CHARLES BROOKS, 50, of Mililani, died Feb. 10, 2007. Born in Birmingham, Ala. Retired U.S. Army specialist first class; a U.S. Postal Service mail handler since 1997. Survived by wife, Neva; sons, Daniel Firueroa and Joshua Iuli; mother, Henrietta; brothers, Jeffrey and Gregory Brooks, and Barry Mitchell; sisters, Candice Mitchell and Linda Johnson; five grandchildren. Visitation 3 p.m. Sunday at United Gospel Fellowship Church; service 4:30 p.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

LEONARDA "LEONA" PALOMARES BUENCONSEJO, 94, of Wahiawa, died Feb 1, 2007. Born in Manila, Philippines. A member of First Baptist Church of Wahiawa. Survived by children, Lino, Manuel, Linda Uesugi, Don, Gervacio and Conrad; 42 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual/aloha attire.

JOSEPHINE "JO" FLANDERS, 92, of Waimea, Hawai'i, died Feb. 6, 2007. Born in Calumet City, Ill. Dance director for Punahou School for 25 years; produced USO Camp Shows during World War II. Survived by daughters, Mari-jo Allen and Lorraine Urbic; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 12:30 to 1 p.m. Monday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Waimea; service 1 p.m. Celebration of life 4 p.m. March 17 at Punahou School chapel, Honolulu. No flowers or donations. Family welcomes memorabilia of Jo for a memorial scrapbook. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

HOWARD ICHIRO HIRAKAWA, 86, of Kailua, died Feb. 13, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Retired mechanic for the U.S. Postal Service. Survived by sister, Margaret Mahelona. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

ALLEN ATOALEFILEMU LaRUE PALA'AKEA'OKALANI HORTON, 7-week-old son of Thomas Horton Jr. and Cory-Lynn Wong, of La'ie, died Feb. 10, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Also survived by sisters, Addyson, Alazaysha-Rae, Annahleese and Amaijah; grandparents, Susana and Allen Wong, and Pattie Ruth Horton. Visitation 8 to 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, La'ie 6th Ward; service 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at La'ie Cemetery. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.

RICHARD "DICKEY" PALEA KAMAI SR., 61, of Honolulu, died June 1, 2006. Born in Honaunau, Hawai'i. Retired meat cutter. Survived by wife, Sharon-Lynne "Mapu"; sons, Richard Jr., Rhiyan, Rockey and Joseph; daughter, Shyenne; mother, Martha; sisters, Mabel Chang, Linda Kamai, Patricia Kauahipaula, Molly Kalama, Joyce Kamai and Vhelma Johnson; 13 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. Service 10 a.m. Sunday at Honaunau Beach Lot; burial of ashes at sea to follow. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

ANJUM DO KIM, 72, of Honolulu, died Feb. 10, 2007. Born in Masan, South Korea. Retail store owner. Survived by wife, Man Sun; daughter, Kyung-hwa Yi; brother, Pak Do; two grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

ESPERANZA PAYAO KOIZUMI, also known as FRANCES KOIZUMI, 85, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Feb. 11, 2007. Born in Kukuihaele, Hawai'i. A member of the Glad Tidings Church in Hilo. Survived by sons, Phillip, Franklin, Benjamin, Alan and Felipe Mejia, and David Marzan; daughters, Vivian Hondenero, Fely Villegas, Shirley Trieschmann, Verna Kneeland, Francine Adkinson, Sandra Tamondong, Lorraine Pabilona and Carol Javar; 40 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Na'alehu Assembly of God Church; service 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Na'alehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

TULUTULU KOKO, 75, of Wai'anae, died Feb. 7, 2007. Born in Leone, American Samoa. A health aide at Nanaikapono Elementary School. Survived by husband, John; children, Theresa Lata, Puletu Dick, Duckie, Michael, June Tonumaipe'a, Waiterangi Haidy Afoa, Bob, Elena Tapusoa, Dick, Neemia Napoleon, Faaleaga Mapu and Tulutulu; 26 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Rita's Church; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

RUTH SADAKO YAMASAKI OHSIEK, 83, of Salt Lake City, Utah, died Feb. 9, 2007. Born in Honoka'a, Hawai'i. Longtime Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, La'ie Hawai'i Temple assistant recorder. Survived by sister, Toyoko Kadooka; daughter, Sharon Nakanishi Nagata; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; stepchildren, David Ohsiek, Yvonne Rector, and Collette Kirk. Salt Lake City service and burial. Arrangements by Mcdougal Funeral Home, Taylorsville, Utah.

ONCIO "RAY" PLATIRO, 79, of Honolulu, died Feb. 2, 2007. Born in Hana, Maui. A retired store manager who worked for SH Kress Stores and Woolworth Stores. Survived by wife, Helen; son, Steven; daughter, Peggy Barretto; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation from 9 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Mount Church; Mass 10:15 a.m. Burial service 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery.

KENICHI "SAM" SAKUMOTO, 86, died Dec. 21, 2006. Survived by wife, Betty; daughters, Diane Sakumoto, Gail St. Denis and Irene Yamamoto; two granddaughters; brothers, Giso and Dr. Raymond; sisters, Masayo Nagao and Ruth Maeda. Private service held with military honors. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

ANGELA MAPUANA SCHOLTZ, 90, of Waimanalo, died Feb. 8, 2007. Born in Koloa, Kaua'i. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Stanley and Byron; daughters, Winona Bell, Wanda "Timmie" Akau, Eunice Auweloa, Donyne Hong and Moana; brothers, Allen "Reggie" and Albert McKeague; sister, Alice Kane; 22 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11:15 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

TSUTOMU WAKAMURA, 90, of Waialua, died Jan. 30, 2007. Born in Waialua. Member of Waialua Hongwanji Mission. Survived by wife, Mitsuye; sons, Earl and Wesley; sister, Janet Katsue Yokogawa; six grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

LAWRENCE "LARRY" WIMBERLY, 47, of Pearl City, died Feb. 6, 2007. Born in San Diego, Calif. Survived by mother, Mary; brother, William; sisters, Debrah Pace and Loura Roberts; niece, Jennifer. Visitation 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 11 a.m. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

WINIFRED "TINY" A. ZAPATA, 76, of Kailua, died Feb. 11, 2007. Born in Wai'anae. A data processor for the U.S. government at Kane'ohe Marine Base. Survived by husband, Henry; sons, Henry "Puncho" Jr., Edwin "Coochie," Joey "Jo Jo" and Ronnie; sister, Hanna Bowen; five grandchildren. Private service. Donations to the Hawaii Cancer Foundation. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.