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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 19, 2007


Advertiser Staff

ALBERT KOYEI AJIMINE, 87, of Honolulu, died Jan. 15, 2007. Born in South Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired body and fender repairman for Aloha Motors. Survived by wife, Doris; sons, Steven, Glen and Brian; three grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Kikuyama and Muriel Miyasato. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 4 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

PAUL MANUEL ALEJO, 94, of Waipahu, died Dec. 27, 2006. Born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from O'ahu Sugar Plantation after 46 years of service. Survived by son, Anthony; daughter, Phyllis Keuma; grandchildren, Kristel Alejo-Soria, Paula and Phillip Keuma; great-granddaughters, Kristina Soria and Janiah Keuma. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

YOSHI "AL" ASATO, 86, of Honolulu, died Jan. 13, 2007. Born in 'Ola'a, Hawai'i. Retired ROICC Construction representative for the U.S. Navy; retired carpenter from the Carpenters Union; member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Survived by wife, Sumie; son, Kent; daughters, June Meheula and Sandra Taketa; three granddaughters; brothers, Yoshiaki, Yoshito, Morio and Toshio; sisters, Kimiyo Ide, Sue Asato and Kinue Arata. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 4 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

JOVENCIA MACAPULAY CAMIT, 90, of Honolulu, died Jan. 8, 2007. Born in the Philippines. Survived by daughters, Priscilla Corpuz and Dionie Villanueva; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Lourdes Agtang. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Mount Church; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

MANUEL ARDALES DE LA SIERRA, 72, of Pearl City, died Dec. 2, 2006. Born in Legazpi City, Philippines. Retired U.S. Navy senior chief petty officer. Survived by son, Rafael; daughters, Nicole de la Sierra Nakamura and Amy Robison; three grandchildren; brother, Vergillo; sisters, Aida Necco and Rosenda Lleano. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

PHILIP A. DRIPS, 71, of Honolulu, died Dec. 23, 20O6. Born in Washington state. A military aviator; yachtsman; race officer in Hawai'i for more than 25 years. Survived by Waikiki Yacht Club members and Honolulu Sail & Power Squadron. Celebration of life service and scattering of ashes at sea noon tomorrow at the Waikiki Yacht Club. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

GORGONIO "MIMING" AGAMAO FERNANDEZ, 77, of Bambang Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines, died Dec. 21, 2006. Born in Kekaha, Kaua'i. Retired from Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. Survived by sons, Jaime, Gerry, Richard and Freddie; daughters, Myrna Vite, Conchita Abarra, Jackie Baguio and Merlyn Fernandez; brother, Faustino; sisters, Leonora Molina, Adelina Domingo, Adelaida Domingo and Placida Vallebo; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. today at St. John The Baptist Church; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at the church; Mass 8:30 a.m.; burial 10 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

THELONIOUS "T" FREITAS, 35, of Austin, Texas and Hilo, Hawai'i, died Jan. 12, 2007. Born in Hono-lulu. Electrical engineer for Motorola and Raytheon. Survived by parents, Vernon and Mary; sister, Loretta; brother, Jack. Visitation 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo; Mass 11:30 a.m. Donations to Hale Ai Kane, 77-6435 Kuakini Ave., Suite 101, Kailua, Kona, HI 96740. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

JOHN TOMOICHI ISHIMI, 94, of Honolulu, died Jan. 6, 2007. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Retired wharf clerk for Castle & Cooke Terminal. Survived by wife, Grace; son, Warren; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

WALTER "BOLO" NAEHU KAHAHAWAI, 62, of Waimanalo, died Jan. 9, 2007. Born in Kailua. A truck driver. Survived by wife, Kapiolani; children, Walter Jr., Mitchell and Kaitlin; three grandchildren; brother, Arthur "Atta" Jr.; sister, Hannah "Napua" George. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. next Friday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Aloha attire.

STANLEY YOSHINORI KAIZAWA, 85, of Honolulu, died Jan. 14, 2007. Born in Pahoa, Hawai'i. Retired U.S. Air Force Intelligence employee; served with the Military Intelligence Service during World War II. Survived by wife, Mae "Molly"; daughters, Marjorie Mio and Nadine Nakano; two grandsons; sisters, Matsuko Igawa and Tomi Knaefler. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

ALBERTA "BIRDIE" PUANANI KASSEBEER, 67, of Waimanalo, died Jan. 16, 2007. Born in Hono-lulu. A Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays tour guide. Survived by husband, Abraham "Porky" Sr.; sons, Abraham "Mongie" Jr., Albert "Al Boy," Arnold and Allen-Lyle; daughters, Alonza "Ti Girl" Scott, Alberta "Bootsie" Lui and Alexis; 22 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Albert, Carl and Matthew Cordeiro; sisters, Barbara "Bobbie" Shelton, Ethel Naipo and Thecla "Tecky" Barros. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

RONA LEE "RONALEE" KLEIMAN, 74, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died Dec. 5, 2006. Born in Monticello, N.Y. A freelance journalist. Survived by companion, Virgil "Joe" Flemister; son, David; daughter, Stephanie; hanai daughters, Suzanne and Chantell Mueller; five grandchildren. Service 3 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Beaches subdivision, bottom of the coastline area. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

CHERYL ANN MAEKAWA, 60, of Honolulu, died Jan. 12, 2007. Born in New York. A hotel reservations clerk. Survived by mother, Rose Comis; brothers, Donald and Howard Comis. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

ANTHONY "GEEPIE" AUGUSTINE MCCABE, 64, of Kane'ohe, died Jan. 4, 2007. Born in Hono-lulu. Retired auto mechanic. Survived by brother, Howard; sisters, Jane, Arleen Pina, Paulette Pinho and Jackie Costello. Visitation 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Church; Mass 11:45 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

MARSIAN "NENIO" MICHAEL, 21, of Honolulu, died Jan. 8, 2007. Born in Chuuk, Micronesia. An Uptown Cafe cook. Survived by mother, Antonina; brothers, Henry and Jay Jay; sisters, Lusia, Nensina, Ansina, Asansa and Daisina. Private service; burial in Chuuk. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

ELSIE HAYASHIDA NAKAMURA, of Gig Harbor, Washington, formerly of Hilo, Hawai'i and Wailuku, Maui, died Jan. 16, 2007. Born in Puna, Hawai'i. Retired from the Department of Education; secretary at the Ernst B. De Silva School in Hilo. Survived by husband, Saburo "Sam"; daughters, Leila Amigone and Myra Cohen; three grandchildren; brother, Toshiaki "Buff" Hayashida; sister, Nora Maeda. Private service. Arrangements by Edwards Memorial.

FUMIKO OZAKI, 90, of Mililani, died Jan. 1, 2007. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. Survived by son, Lawrence; grandchildren, Russell, Patricia, Dawn, Preston, Wesley, Suzanne and Jolene; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Misayo Omoto, Yuriko Nakamoto and Hisako Hisaoka. Visitation 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 11 a.m.; inurnment 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

KUNIO DRIVER SUZUKI, 48, of Honolulu, died Jan. 10, 2007. Born in Hartford, Ala. Property manager. Survived by mother, Mary; brother, David; sister, Kuni Schmertzler. Visitation 10 to 10:20 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 10:20 a.m. Casual attire.

ASAKO TAMAKI, 89, of Honolulu, died Jan. 10, 2007. Born in Waimea, Kaua'i. A retired packer at Dole Cannery Co. Survived by sons, Kenji Tamaki, Akira and Osamu Miyagi; sisters, Kimiko Kinjo and Ikuko Higaonna. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

CHARLOTTE KEALA CASH TAMARRA, 67, of Wai'anae, died Jan. 6, 2007. Born in Nanakuli. Survived by husband, Donald; sons, Gordon, Wade and Dane; daughters, Rae and Dawn Tamarra and Nani Tamarra-Leong; brother, Rolland Cash; sister, Aileen Barrett; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation from 5 p.m. Thursday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church; service 7 p.m. Scattering of ashes 9 a.m. next Saturday at the Cash Family residence, 89-235 Pua Ave. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

WAYNE NOELANI TOM, 51, of 'Ewa Beach, died Jan. 11, 2007. Born in Honolulu. A retired lead mechanic for the Department of Facilities Management, City & County of Honolulu, Halawa baseyard. Survived by wife, Coleen; son, Keolanuiomakana; daughter, Aiko Kaleikula; brother, Lawmont. Visitation from 5:30 p.m. Monday at the First Assembly of God Church, Red Hill; service 6:30 p.m. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

RUTH C. WELLS, 92, of Kailua, died Dec. 30, 2006. Born in Koloa, Kaua'i. Worked on Ford Island. Survived by children, Elaine Nakakura, Sandy Williams, George, Cila Lewis and Howard; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Edwin Chang; sister, Winifred Silva. Private service held at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Donations to American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

JAMES KUN SUN WONG, also known as JIMMY WONGIE, 83, of Kane'ohe, died Jan. 10, 2007. Born in Waialua. Vehicle maintenance technician. Survived by children, Christine Wong-Cervantes, Pamela and Sanford; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Agnes Wong and Linda Tagawa. Visitation 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.