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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, September 26, 2008


 •  Former Sen. George Toyofuku

TAMARA CULLEN, 61, of Kane'ohe, died Sept. 15, 2008. Born in Russia. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Patrick; mother, Tatyana Betehtina; brother, Yuri Betethine; hanai mother, Eva; stepson, Kurt. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

WILLIAM MAN HIN DUNG, 79, of Honolulu, died Sept. 19, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired physician; president of Hawaii Permanente Medical Group and chief of staff of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals; U.S. Navy medical officer. Survived by wife, Daisy Pang Dung; son, Joseph Deng; daughters, Janice Chang, Lili Ervin and Mary; nine grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Roll and Darlene Leong. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Donations to the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan-Hospitals for Nursing Scholarships.

YURINO UKIDA GAUDIA, 105, of Kahului, Maui, died Sept. 15, 2008. Born in Wailuku, Maui. A homemaker. Survived by son, Ted Kina; daughters, Mitsuko Manibog, Harue Barut and Lorraine Tagomori; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

JOSH G. GOLDSTEIN, 62, of Wai'anae, died Aug. 18, 2008. Born in Pennsylvania. Survived by brother, Alan; daughter, Angelina Engle; son, Joel Durden; one grandchild. Service 1 p.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

HANS GROHMANN, 83, of Tampa, Fla., died Sept 13, 2008. Born in Liebeschitz, Bohemia (Germany). Fourth generation brewmaster of his family-owned brewery; worked for Schlitz Brewing Co. for 25 years in Milwaukee, Puerto Rico, New York, Hawai'i and Tampa (Stroh's Brewery), where he retired; the original brewmaster for Primo Beer sent here to oversee the construction and implementation of the brewery in Pearl City in the 1970s. Survived by children, Dolores, Isabella, Gabriella and Alex; sisters, Steffi Schwaab and Susi Byars; five grandchildren. Mainland service held. Donations to Life Path Hospice. Arrangements by Blount and Curry Funeral Home, Tampa.

HAROLD K. KOZUMA, 79, of Honolulu, died Aug. 28, 2008. A professor; University of Hawai'i-Manoa director of the Counseling Center and University of Hawai'i-Hilo dean of students; co-founder of Educational Psychology Intervention Center in Honolulu; U.S. Army veteran; retired Army Reserve lieutenant colonel. Survived by wife, Barbara Cohen Kozuma; daughter, Kim; son, Kenji; four grandchildren. Private service in December. No flowers. No koden (monetary gifts) Arrangements by Autumn Funerals & Cremations Inc.

ANALISA "LISA" GILO MEDINA, 35, of Wai'anae, died Sept. 9, 2008. Born in Ragas, Marcos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Employed at the Sultan Co. and The Queen's Medical Center. Survived by parents, Jose and Teresa; brothers, Elmer and Noel; sisters, Nancy Banda, Rosemarie Tabucbuc, Virgie Agustin, Glenda Tabucbuc and Nemie Gabriel. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

MERTON CHIKAYUKI MINATOISHI, 77, of Honolulu, died Sept. 23, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Owner of the former MM Motors. Survived by wife, Eleanor; daughters, Lorraine Minatoishi-Palumbo, Candy Hori and Raydeen Fujimoto-Busse; son, Blenn Fujimoto; eight grandchildren; sister, Agnes Tagawa. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Jodo Mission of Hawai'i; service 4 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

MOLLY MITSUYE MORICHIKA, 85, of Kahului, formerly of Honolulu, died Sept. 23, 2008. Born in Waiahole. Retired Sheraton Waikiki Ocean Terrace and Canlis waitress. Survived by sons, Glenn, Darryl and Terrence; daughters, Pamela Fujimoto and Jan Medeiros; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, John, Akira and Tsugio Kozai; sisters, Sally Fujimoto and Dorothy Dikilato. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

ERIC RIKIO MURAYAMA, 54, of Honolulu, died Sept. 16, 2008. Born in Honolulu. State Department of Education educational assistant. Survived by wife, Laine Yoshimoto; parents, Takashi and Elaine. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

PATRICIA T. NAKATANI, 71, of Honolulu, died Sept. 15 2008. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired state Department of Education 'Aina Haina Elementary School teacher. Survived by daughter, Alison; mother, Akiyo Tomonaga; brother, George Tomonaga. Private service held. Donations to the Straub Foundation, 55 Merchant St., 26th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96814. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

NEIL TAKESHI OKAMITSU, 57, of Topeka, Kan., formerly of Lana'i City, Lana'i, died Sept. 20. 2008. Born in Lana'i City. Survived by wife, Maria; children, Lance, Patty Lee Villegas, Michael Bell and Miles Miller; granddaughter, Ashlee Villegas; mother, Ayako; sisters, Sonja Tyau, Nancy Sakamura and Aileen Lastimosa. Service 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at Kingdom Hall No. 2, Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, south entrance, 239 Palii St., Mililani Tech Park. Arrangements by Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Mortuary.

YASUZO ONUMA, 78, of Kailua, died Sept. 22, 2008. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired Bank of Hawaii compliance officer; U.S. Air Force staff sergeant. Survived by son, Derik. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Inurnment 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

WESLEY PYO, 65, died Sept. 15, 2008. Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard production controller. Survived by wife, Becky; daughter Jana Ramia; son, Patrick; grandchildren, Marisa and Michael Ramia, Aubriani and Moira Pyo; sisters, Karen Yue and Allison Uesugi; brother, Russell. Private service. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

LORRAINE "LORI" ELLEN SIMMONS, 64, of Wai'anae, died Sept. 20, 2008. Born in Pu'unene, Maui. Retired Board of Water Supply groundskeeper with 25 years of service. Survived by companion, Vincent Sylva; sons, Kunani and Kaina; daughters, Josephine Hanawahine, Renee, Arnette and Adrina Barrett; brothers, Rodney and Wesley "Bozo" Damas; sisters, Evangeline Cambra and Cathy Afong; 35 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; luncheon to follow; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

JEAN "MARIE" STARK, 70, of Honolulu, died Sept. 8, 2008. Born in Buffalo, N.Y. Broker and owner of Stark Realty. Survived by sister, V. Lynn Mowins. Private service. Donations to the Hawaiian Humane Society. Arrangements by Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

ALICE AYAKO TANAKA, 80, of Wailea, Hawai'i, died Sept. 21, 2008. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Mitsuo; sons, Curtis and Dennis; sister, Michiko Yamamoto; five grandchildren. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). No flowers. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

CARRICK GIT YEE WONG, 65, of Honolulu, died Jan. 17, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Survived by daughters, Rena Bamonte and Carla Ring; three grandchildren; brother, Dr. Gifford Lum; sister, Zo Anne Au. Private service held. Arrangements by Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

PHILIP HUNG PUI YOUNG, 82, of Honolulu, died Sept. 16, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired U.S. Air Force major. Survived by wife, Catalina; son, George; daughters, Susan, Teresa Young Trees and Dorothy Young Hu; brothers, Hung Joong, Hung Lum, Donald, Thomas and Reginald; one grandson; one great-grandson. Service 1 p.m. Monday at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.