Honolulu Advertiser & Star-Bulletin Obituaries

January 1 - December 31,  1996

 

 

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Uye C. O., 58, of Honolulu, a taxicab driver for Top Ten Taxi Co., died Friday Oct 25, 1996  in Kuakini Hospital. He is survived by wife Myung Cha; sons Chae Won and Chol Won; daughter Un Suk; and sister Betty Y.C. Tsuji. Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.     [SB 29/10/1996]

 

Dorothy W. Oakes, 73, of Honolulu, a retired first lieutenant for the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, died last Thursday July 25, 1996  in Kailua. She is survived by daughters Stephanie Oakes and Ellen Blomquist. Private services.  [SB 01/08/1996]

 

Demetrio A. Oasay, 76, of Waipahu died Oct. 21, 1996  in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Pia D.; sons Tony and Dionicio; brother Joseph; sister Maria Tugas; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Wake: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.      [SB 07/11/1996]

 

Rosa Tacub Oasay , age 88,  of Honolulu, passed away  Feb. 1, 1996 at Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi.  She was born March 12,  1907 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines..  She is survived by sons Perfecto (Hilaria), Pedro (Arsenia) of Guam,  Eugene (Corazon); daughters Rosalina  (Antonio)  Baldonado of Guam,  Tridindad (Pacifico) Rondal, Lolita  (Elvin) Quiocho,  Elena (Romeo) Javillo, Angelita  Oasay;  brother Nicanor  Tacub of the Philippines;  sister Maria Ramirez of the Philippines; 32 gandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren .  She is a member of the Badoc-Pinili Aid Association.  [SB 14/02/1996]

 

Severa Baldanado Cabading Oasay , age 78,  of Ewa Beach, Hawaii passed away Jan. 4, 1996 at St. Francis Medical Center West.  She was born Oct. 14, 1917 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. Mrs. Osay is survived by her son  Henry C. (Asuncion)  Oasay; daughters  Mrs. Primi  O. (Paulino)  Martin,  Mrs. Rosalie O. (Rodrigo) Libinag, Mrs. Norma O. (Richard) Benavides of California; sisters Belen Domingo of the Philippines, Florentina Tablit, Adelina Alonzo of the Philippines; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Oasay was a member of the Bethel Chapel in Waipahu. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.  [SB 24/01/1996]

 

Fumiko "Peggy" Oba, 81, of Honolulu died Nov. 28, 1996 at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Charles; daughter Jennie Halualani; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.  [SB 06/12/1996]

 

Harold J. "Obie" Oberhaus, 80, of Aiea, manager of the Land on Pool Co. and an umpire for the American Softball Association, died Friday Sep 6, 1996  at home. Oberhaus, a retired U.S. Navy commander, is survived by wife Harriett; sons Tom Oberhaus and Michael Zonata; daughters Nancy Oberhaus and Laura Huff; and four grandchildren. Private services held.

Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.     [SB 11/09/1996]

 

Zacarias N. Obra, 85, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retiree of Hilo Coast Processing Co., died Yesterday lAug 23, 1996  in Hilo Hospital. Survived by wife Lourdes A.; daughters Janet Tomas, Irene Pacol, Caroline Ducosin and Judy Parker; sister Sofia Gumilet; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.     [SB 24/08/1996]

 

Agnes J.E. "Aggie" Obrock, 73, of Honolulu died Sept. 5, 1996  in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Patricia Piper, Linda Opple, and Bobbi and Wendy Obrock; son Lawrence; 7 grandchildren. Memorial service: 5 p.m. Thursday,St. Clements Episcopal Church. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Clements Episcopal Church.  [SB 17/09/1996]

 

Michael L. O'Connor, 39, of Honolulu, formerly of Sacramento, Calif., died May 28, 1996  in Honolulu. O'Connor, a U.S. Navy veteran, is survived by mother Helen L.; father Leo M.; sisters Sharon Petersen and Kathy Green; and brother Sharkey. Service: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Burial with military honors: 11:30 a.m., National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.   [SB 06/06/1996]

 

Helen S. Oda of Wahiawa, a community service aide for the city Office of Elderly Affairs, died Sunday May 19, 1996 in Kuakini Hospital. Oda, 63, was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Mitsuo; sons Sanford M. and Wendell T.; and daughter Joy A. Nishimura. Memorial service: noon Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Aloha attire. No flowers.  [SB 23/05/1996]

 

Kiyoshi Oda, 83, of Honolulu, a Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Co. retiree, died yesterday Oct 23, 1996 at home. He is survived by wife Umeno; daughters Sharyn Kanemaru and Gail Uyehara; sisters Kii Inouye, Harue Okimoto and Kimie Hiraoka; and three grandchildren. Private services.    [SB 24/10/1996]

 

Robert M. Oda of Koloa, Kauai, a retired Aloha  Airlines sales manager, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1996 at home.  Oda, 80,  also a retired  U.S. Army warrant officer for military intelligence, was born in Koloa.  He is survived by wife  Hatsuko;  son Ronald; sister Toshie Daida;  and two grandchildren. Inurnment: Kauai Veterans Cemetery.  [SB 16/02/1996]

 

Yoshie Oda of  Waialua, died Feb. 8, 1996 in Wahiawa General Hospital.  Oda, 95, was born Jan. 22, 1901 in Paauhau, Hawaii.  She is survived by son Shigeru (Nobuko) Oda; daughters  Katherine S. Matsumoto, Betty Y.  Rivera and  Jean H. (Kenneth K.) Yoshizumi; a brother; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and  a great-great-grandchild.  She was a member of the Wahiawa Soto Mission.  [SB 16/02/1996]

 

Fukiko U. Odanaka, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired social worker, died Oct. 16, 1996  in Castle Hospital. She is survived by husband Fred; sons Erick and Michael; daughter Susan Osada; brothers Drs. Mahito and Hideo, and Toshio; sister Miyiko Yokoyama; and two grandchildren. Private services.   [SB 25/10/1996]

 

Kazuo Odani, 81, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired garage attendant for the former Puna Sugar Plantation, died Sunday Dec 29, 1996  in Hilo Hospital. Born in Olaa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Torae; son Glenn; daughters Miriam Odani and Laverne Burdge; brother Masao; and sisters Matsuko Odani and Matsu Umetsu. Memorial service: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 31/12/1996]

 

Matsuko Odani, 82, of Honolulu died Monday Oct 21, 1996  in Tripler Hospital. She is survived by husband Masao; sons Wesley and Myron; brothers Frank, Ryozo and and Tokuro Nakamura; sisters Daisy Nishibe and Dorothy Yasutomi; and five grandchildren. Service: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 23/10/1996]

 

Bonifacio Ogale of Honolulu died March 30, 1996  in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Ogale, 87, was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Mar tha; sons John and Tony Hulaton; daughters Genevieve Stone, Sandy Bergman and Marcia Higa; sister Pacita Gascon; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 7 p.m. April 5 at Mililani

Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 03/04/1996]

 

Edith M. Ogata, 79, of Honolulu died July 24, 1996  in Straub Hospital. She is survived by sons Dennis M., Russell W. and Kelvin K.; brothers James and Kaoru Nogami; sister Helen Kosaki; and three grandchildren. Private services.    [SB 09/08/1996]

 

Sue M. Ogata, 91, of Hilo, a Sumida Fish Cakes retiree, died Friday Dec 6, 1996 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Ookala, Hawaii, she is survived by daughter Amy S. Takata; sister Edna W. Yoshioka; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Service: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.  [SB 10/12/1996]

 

Elsie M. Ogawa, also known as Elsie Suzuki, 67, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Medical Center admitting clerk, died Sunday Dec 1, 1996 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by husband Hideharu; stepdaughters Judy Hashizaki and Diane Uyeno; hanai daughter Becky Speere; brothers Masao, Shigeo and Michio Suzuki; sisters Hanako Oda, Jane Samura and Fumie Moore; and three grandchildren. Service: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Church of Holy Cross, 144 W. Lanikaula St. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.  [SB 06/12/1996]

 

George G. Ogawa, 93, of Honolulu died July 28, 1996  in St. Francis Hospice. He is survived by wife Kiyoko; son George T.; daughters Martha H. Kashiwamura; brother Robert; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.    [SB 09/08/1996]

 

Janet K. Ogawa of Kailua, a retired Dole Pineapple Cannery forelady, died March 23, 1996  in Kailua. Ogawa, 78, was born in Heeia. She is survived by sons Daniel A. and John F.; daughters Jane K. Adair and Letittia K. “Lei” Fernandez; brother Frederick C. “Fred” Schilling Jr.; sister Beatrice I. Kailikea; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Service: 8:30 p.m. April 3 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. April 4 at Hawaiian Memorial Park.  [SB 29/03/1996]

 

Mildred T. Ogawa, 85, of Kapaau, Hawaii, died Thursday Dec 12, 1996  at home. Born in Kohala, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Allen and Wallace; brother Minoru Kayatani; sisters Ayame White, Harumi Kayatani and Hanayo Kimoto; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Service: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawi Jodo Mission. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawi Jodo Mission Cemetery. Casual attire.    [SB 14/12/1996]

 

Kelly Ogden, 47, of Kalapaki, Kauai, a mechanic also known as Doc, died Sunday Oct 13, 1996 in Wilcox Hospital. He is survived by mother Candace M.; brothers Michael and Kevin; and sisters Cynthia Hollensen and Robin Petrie. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Kalapaki Beach. Scattering of ashes to follow.      [SB 15/10/1996]

 

Herman Ogen of  Mililani, a Pearl Harbor retiree, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 1996 in Kaiser Hospital.  Ogen, 81, was born in Honolulu.  He is survived by wife  Dorothy;  son John H.;  daughter Alberta Barros;  and six grandchildren. Burial:  Hawaiian Memorial  Park.  [SB 23/02/1996]

 

Peter B. Ogilby, 75, of Honolulu, retired dean of St. Andrew's Priory School, died June 25, 1996. Service: 4 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew's Cathedral. Aloha attire. No flowers.    [SB 05/07/1996]

 

Helen Chang Ogura of Honolulu died Thursday, Jan 25, 1996 in Honolulu.  She was born Aug. 10, 1912 in Waimalu.  Ogura, 83, was born in Waimalu.  She is survived by husband James  M.;  sons Andrew A. and Isaac A. (Lien) Ogura; brothers Harry and Harold Chang; sisters Lily Pang and Frances McMoor; and three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial Park.  [SB 31/01/1996]

 

Robert C. Oh, of Honolulu, 77, a retired mason, died Wednesday Nov 13, 1996   in Queen’s Hospital. He is survived by wife Toshino “Helen”; son Jeffrey; daughters JoAnn Sato, Joyce  Hayashi, Judy Tanaka and Janice Pfister; brothers Pedro and Charles; sisters Rachel Palafox, Annie Chang, Carol Hatanaka and Jean Wilson, four grandchildren and a

great-grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 18/11/1996]

 

Daynes K. Ohai, 72, of Chino, Calif., native of Kauai, a custodian for California State University at Fullerton, died Aug. 23, 1996  in Pomona, Calif. He is survived by brothers Reynolds K., Benjamin Jr., Rueben and Ammon; and sisters Evelyn Fernandes, Alicia Tanigawa and Sarah Nakamura. Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kapaa, Kauai. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Veterans Cemetery.    [SB 04/09/1996]

 

Tetsushi Ohama, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired U.S. Postal Service mechanic, died Monday June 3, 1996 in Queen's Hospital. Ohama, a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II and the Korean War, is survived by son Brian G.; daughter Brenda R.; brothers Katsumi, Shoso and Toru; and sisters Dorothy H. Hieda and Faye F. Furukawa. Memorial service: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.   [SB 06/06/1996]

 

Natsuko Ohara of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died March 26, 1996  in St. Francis Hospice. Ohara, 77, was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Masao; daughters Jayne M. Klunder and Trudy F. Okada; brothers Takeshi, Masao, Yoshinobu, Toshimichi and Kazuharu Yamato; sisters Shizue Hamamoto, Shinayo Goto and Fumiko Fukuda; and five grandchildren. Private services.   [SB 04/04/1996]

 

Riley P. O'Hara, 3, son of Peter W. and Heather O'Hara Jr., died Monday Nov 4, 1996  at home. He is also survived by brothers Christopher and Sean; and grandparents Stephen and Susie Turner, and Peter and Judi O'Hara. Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard's main chapel. Inurnment to be held. Donations suggested to Help Understanding and Group Support or the National Childhood Cancer Foundations.    [SB 06/11/1996]

 

Fumio Ohashi, 74, of Pearl City, a member of the 442 Veterans, Company L, died Tuesday Dec 10, 1996  in Tripler Hospital. Born in Kahuku, he is survived by wife Michiko; sons Gary M. and Andrew M.; daughters Irene F. and Patricia M.; brother Hachiro; sisters Chiyoko Kamei, Teruko Nishimura, Matsuko Kawana and Mildred M. Yoshimura; and a grandchild. Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 14/12/1996]

 

Jean M. Ohelo of Honolulu died April 6, 1996  at home. Ohelo, 65, was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Arthur; sons Maurice “Kalani,” Steven, Dwayne “Bucky,” Darryl, Scott and Atta; daughters Cassandra and Arthurnette “Artie”; sisters Mele Mendes, Lydia Brickwood, Laverne McDonald and Lucy Sakaba; 30 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Wake: 7 p.m. April 15 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Service: 10 a.m. April 16 at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.    [SB 12/04/1996]

 

Toyoko  Ohigashi of Wailuku, died  Sunday, Feb. 25, 1996 in Wailuku Hale Makua.  Ohigashi, 92, was born in Spreckelsville,  Maui.  She is survived by sons Sam and Herbert; daughter Gladys  Ushijima; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  [SB 27/02/1996]

 

Herbert N. Ohta, 84, of Kailua, a retired city Sewers Division foreman, died Tuesday Nov 19, 1996   at home. Born in Waialua, he is survived by wife Katherine S.; son Dennis N.; daughters Joy M. Igarashi, Susanne M. Kurosu and Wilma S. Meyers; brother Kanao; sister Susanne C. Morita; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial service over his ashes: 1 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 21/11/1996]

 

Shizuko Ohta, 99, of Honolulu died Sept. 1, 1996  2 in Leahi Hospital. She is survived by daughters Masako Miyasaka, Ruth A. Hayashi, Evelyn K. Nakamura, Miriam S. Kobayashi and Edna T. Okano; sister Mabel Kimata; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Private services held.     [SB 24/09/1996]

 

Rose T. Oide of Pearl City, formerly of Manoa, died last Friday Jan 5, 1996  in Kapiolani Hospital at  Pali Momi.  Oide, 88, was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived daughter Nancy H. Kokubun; sister Tomiko Miura; seven grandchildren; and six. great-grandchildren.  [SB 12/01/1996]

 

Steven H. Oishi of Honolulu, owner of Electric Shaver Shop, died Monday, Feb. 12, 1996 in Kuakini  Hospital.  Oishi, 42, was born in Honolulu.  He is survived by father Toshio; and brother Fred and  Roy.   [SB 15/02/1996]

 

Haruo Oka, 63, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a Take's Transportation Inc. truck driver, died Thursday June June 20, 1996   at home. Oka, a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War, is survived by wife Sachiko; sons Eugene, Alvin and Albert; and sisters Clara H. Miyagi, Elsie F. Sakata, Betsy S. Lam and Harumi Nishibun. Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kona Hongwanji Mission. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 24 /06/1996]

 

John K. Okabe, 75, of Kaneohe died Tuesday Oct 8, 1996  in Kuakini Hospital. He is survived by wife Chiyoko; son Jonathan C.; daughter Jenny A. Arimoto, and six grandchildren. Service: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private graveside service later. Casual attire. No flowers.     [SB 11/10/1996]

 

Kameo “Yaeko” Okada of Pearl City, formerly of Akepo Lane in Palama, died April 20, 1996  in Aloha Health Care. Okada, 81, was a retired housekeeper at Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Waianae. Okada is survived by husband Satoru; sons Griffith Y. and Miles T.; daughters Ethel R. Yukihiro and Jean S. Ikeda; brother Harry Katsuya; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial service over ashes: 6 p.m. April 30 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 29/04/1996]

 

Harry Y. Okamoto, 87, of Pearl City, a retired shipping clerk for Hopaco Co., died Aug. 4, 1996 in St. Francis Hospice. He is survived by sisters Masako Miyakaku and Himeko Okamoto. Private services.     [SB 15/08/1996]

 

Ichiji Okamoto of Honolulu, a retired plant equipment operator for Dole Cannery, died Saturday Jan. 13, 1996 in the Pearl City Nursing Home.  Okamoto, 90, was born in Koloa, Kauai.  He is survived by wife Tokiko; sons Richard H. and Herbert S.;  daughter Blanche S. Yamane; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.  [SB 19/01/1996]

 

Tomiko Okamoto, 81, of Pearl City died Dec. 21, 1996 at home. Born in Honaunau, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Yoshio; sons Kenneth Y. and Raymond T.; brother George K. Kuriki; and two grandchildren. Private services held.

 

Gladys M. Morikawa Okamura, 66, of Pearl City, a retired state special education resource teacher, died Friday Aug 9, 1996  in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She is survived by husband Noboru Okamura; sons John S.T. and James M.; daughter Alison N. Tanaka; brothers Sadao and Toshio Morikawa; sisters Doris S. Shomura, Nobuko Beppu and Janet Hadama; and three grandchildren. Memorial service: 5 p.m. Sunday at Pearl City Community Church, 933 Lehua Ave. Casual attire. No flowers.      [SB 14/08/1996]

 

Jean K. Okamura  of Hilo, a retired  real estate agent, died Jan. 29, 1996 in Hilo Hospital.  Okamura, 51, was born in Hilo.  She is survived by parents Kenichi  and Hanako; brother Tom; and sisters Lynn Kawakami and Karen Tanoue.   [SB 09/02/1996]

 

Kimiyo Okamura, 87, of Waimanalo died Monday Dec 9, 1996  in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son John A.K.; daughter Helen K. Baker; brother Kamichi Yamanaka; and five grandchildren. Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. No flowers.    [SB 14/12/1996]

 

Shizue Okano of Kapaa, Kauai, died Saturday Feb. 10, 1996 in Wilcox Hospital.  Okano, 83, was born in Koloa, Kauai.  She is survived by daughters Nancy Teshima and Betty Okimoto;  sister Mitsue Nogami;  brothers Yoichi and Masa Arita;  and three grandchildren.  [SB 16/02/1996]

 

James R. Okarma of Idaho, formerly of San Francisco, will be remembered in services in Waikiki.  Okarma, 33, a U.S. Navy veteran, died Jan. 12, 1996 in Idaho.  Born in Montebello, California, he is survived by mother and stepfather Johanna and James Carmichael; and brothers Robert, Brian, Randy, Mark and Duane Okarma and Jason and Jim Jr. and Joel Carmichael.   [SB 20/01/1996]

 

Masao Okasako, 71, of Mililani, a retired principal, died Tuesday May 28, 1996  in Mililani. He is survived by wife Michiko; son Neil H.; brothers Tsutao, Teruo and Hugh; and sister Shizuno Uegawa. Memorial service: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Missionary Church, 95-801 Kipapa Drive. Casual attire. No flowers. [SB 30/05/1996]

 

Donald J.P. Okashige  of  Kapaa, Kauai, a kitchen helper in the restaurant industry, died Friday, Feb. 9, 1996 in Queen’s Hospital.  Okashige, 59, was born in Kaimuki.  He is survived by wife M. “Aunty Lani”;  mother Rebecca K.;  daughters Charlene Sismar, Donnette Lane, Chandra Kinney and Francine  Ahinga; son Donald I. R.; sister Kanani Akeo; brothers  Harris  and Obed; nine  grandchildren; and a great-grandson.  Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens.  [SB 14/02/1996]

 

Allen S. Okazaki, 82, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died last Tuesday Nov 26, 1996  in Queen's Hospital. Born in Hanamaulu, Kauai, he is survived by son Norman K.; daughter Shirley S. Sasaki; brother Robert T.; and three grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 03/12/1996]

 

Taneyo Okazaki, 96, of Wailuku died Thursday July 18, 1996  in Wailuku Hale Makua. She is survived by son Gordon; daughter Ruth Mukai; sister Margaret Tamura; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Service: 5 p.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Casual attire.   [SB 20/07/1996]

 

Yoshiichi Okazawa, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor electrician, died June 15, 1996  in the Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He is survived by wife Doris K.; sons Alvin K. and Brian R.; sister Michi Morris; and two grandchildren. Private services.    [SB 25 /06/1996]

 

Shogo Okihiro of Honlulu, a retired painter, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 1996 in Queen’s Hospital.  Okihiro, 81, was born in Koloa, Kauai.  He is survived by wife Hisae; sons Miles M and Mark S.; brother Chester T. Sugimoto; and sisters Alice H., Lily T. and Florence S. Sugimoto and Mary N. Nishimoto.  [SB 09/02/1996]

 

Edward T. Okimoto, 79, of Waianae, a U.S. Postal Service retiree, died Monday Aug 5, 1996  at home. He is survived by wife Beatrice T.D.; sons Donald T. and Raymond S.; daughters Inez H. Okimoto and Cindy S. Sugino; brothers David T., Richard K. and Irish S.; sisters Beatrice M. Kumagai, Kinue Fukuda and Betty T. McGinnis; and three grandchildren. Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.     [SB 08/08/1996]

 

Harold T. Okimoto, 71, of Honolulu, retired business consultant and former president of Island Tobacco, died Saturday Oct 12, 1996  in St. Francis Hospital. He is survived by wife Clara Y.; sons Blake T. and Bruce T.; brothers Thomas T. and Fred T.; sisters Hideko Nagatoshi and Sadako Okimoto. Memorial service: 8 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.      [SB 15/10/1996]

 

Haruyo Okimoto of McCully, died  Feb. 11, 1996 in St. Francis Hospice.  Okimoto, 92, was born in Pahala, Hawaii.  She is survived by son  James H.;  daughter Grace M. Watanabe;  brother Makato “Mac” Nakamura; sister Hideko Ota; and three grandchildren.  [SB 22/02/1996]

 

Kimi Okimoto, 87, of Honolulu died Dec. 9, 1996  in Maunalani Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by son Norman H.; daughters Lillian Belshaw and Shirley Y. Ikeda; brother Raymond M. Murakami; 4 grandchildren; 6 great- grandchildren. Private services.   [SB 26/12/1996]

 

Alvin Y. Okimura of Torrance, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died May 3, 1966. Okimura, 58, was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruth M.; son Lance; daughter Lani Cheatham; mother Hatsuko; brothers George, Stanley and Kenneth; and sister Lois Ikei. Private services. [SB 16/05/1996]

 

Eisho Okimura of Honolulu, former resident bishop for  Koboji Shingon Mission, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 1996 in St. Francis, Hospital.  Okimura, 74, was born Oct. 20, 1921 in Hanapepe,  Kauai.  He is survived by wife Velma  M.; sons Clifton, and the Revs. Nathan Zenko., Dean Zenei Naotoshi Okimura.,  and Elden Zensho Hirotoshi (Patricia Hiderni Shuzen) Okimura; daughters Mrs. Fred Tjoe Giap (Marlene “Mutsuko”)  Tio of Yokosuka, Japan and  Lt. Col. Alison Eiji (Fern “Fumiko”) Tanaka of Ridah, Saudi Arabia; hanai children  Yasuomi and Ryoko Hashimura, Hiroyasu and Satoko Nakahara, Masahiko and Yoshie Ozaki,  Toshihiro and Hitomi Kasama, and Eva “Emiko”  Nakamura; nine grandchildren  Justin John Kazuo, Tio, Matthew Shawn Takanori Tio, Mellisa Anne Sayori Tio, Daniel Takeo Tanaka, Alyssa Akari Tanaka, Erica Eiko Okimura, Marc Kazuaki Okimura, Andrew S. Okimura,  Mieko Lynn Okimura and five hanai grandchildren.  [SB 26/01/1996]

 

Tsuna Okimura, 95, of Hilo, a retired seamstress, died June 24, 1996  in Hilo Hospital. She is survived by sons Ralph and Joe T.; daughter Toshiko "Evelyn" Kondo; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.      [SB 02/07/1996]

 

Mitsuo Okinaga, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Kapalama Military Reservation general maintenance foreman, will be remembered in services Monday and Tuesday. Okinaga, who was on a family fishing trip, drowned Sunday in the Kalihi Channel. A U.S. Army, World War II, veteran, Okinaga served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company F. He is survived by son Clyde M.; daughter Cynthia N.O. Casamina; brother Tadao; and four grandchildren. Service: 6 p.m. Monday at Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola St. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. [SB 30/05/1996]

 

Matsue Okino, 85, of Hilo died Wednesday Oct 16, 1996  in Hilo Hospital. She is survived by son Roy; daughters Kathryn Une, Doris Suzuki and Jane Hanashiro; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after noon. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.     [SB 18/10/1996]

 

Tadashi Okino, 74, of Waimea, Kauai, a 442nd Regimental Combat Team member and a retired maintenance supervisor for Sandia Corp., died yesterday Oct 7, 1996  in Queen's Hospital. Survived by wife Bernice; son Ted K.; brother Tadayuki; sisters Hatsumi Meartz and Betty M. Sakamoto. Service over ashes: 3 p.m. Saturday, Waimea Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 07/10/1996]

 

Tatsukichi  Ben” Okino of Hilo, a retired scale man for H.T. & T. died Monday Jan 15, 1996 in Hilo Hospital.  Okino, 92, was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Matsue; son Roy; daughters Kathryn Une, Doris Suzuki and Jane Hanashiro; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Burial: Alae Cemetery.  [SB 18/01/1996]

 

Howard T. Okita, 84, of Honolulu, a retired manufacturer's representative, died last Thursday Aug 28, 1996  in Straub Hospital. He is survived by wife Fay M.; sons Howard A. and Denis K.; daughter Sheila Murakami; brothers Hal, Maurice and Samuel; sister Shizuko Furumoto; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.        [SB 05/09/1996]

 

William "Bill" Oku, retired warden for the Halawa Correctional Facility who died Saturday Nov 2, 1996  in Castle Hospital, will be remembered in an 11 a.m. Mass Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.   [SB 05/11/1996]

 

Fumiko Okubo, 81, of Honolulu, died May 15, 1966    in Hale Pulama Mau. She is survived by son George F. and Wayne T.; daughter Jeanne Harada; brothers Akira “Tommy,” Ted Y. Dennis Y., Harry Y., Hideo and Leo K.; sisters Mitsuko Fukuda and Helen Y. Matsuda; and two grandchildren. Private services. [SB 30/05/1996]

 

Wallace M. “Honeymoon” Okuda, 74, of Aiea, a retired state Department of Transportation surveyor, died Thursday Dec 12, 1996  in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Aiea, he is survived by wife Chieko; and brother Henry Y. Memorial service: 8 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.       [SB 17/12/1996]

 

Misano Okudara of Aiea, a retired office clerk, died May 20, 1966    at home. Okudara, 79, was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Robert N. “Bob” Iwami; daughters Marilyn S. Geiszler and Grace Worthing; brothers Melvin and Shoichi Muramoto; sister Akio Siu; and four grandchildren. Private services. [SB 29/05/1996]

 

Kamaru Okuhara of  Honolulu, a retired vegetable farmer, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1996 in Hale Ho Aloha.  Okuhara, 97, was born March 9, 1898 Yomitan, Okinawa.  She is survived by sons Kiyoshi (Elsie), Toshi, Charles Yoshio (Violet), James Nobuichi (Sueko), Satoru (Alice), Tatsuo (Tomeko), Sadao (Kazue) and George Masao (Myrtle);  daughters  Haruko Gakiya. Mrs. George Joji (Lillian Yoshie) Okamoto of Gardenia, CA,  Mr. Albert C.C. (Alice Mitsue). Chun and  Mrs. Warren  Hideo (Doris Yuriko) Hatamoto of Torrence, CA;  sister Usa  Oshiro of Okinawa and Nae Chibana of Okinawa;  37 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Jikoen Temple, and the Yomitan Son Jin Kai.  [SB 22/02/1996]

 

Glenn M. Okuma of Honolulu, a First Hawaiian Bank employee, died April 28, 1996  at home. Okuma, 49, was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by daughter Shannon Kinoshita; mother Nancy A. Okuma-Kalanui; brothers Carl Conrad and Gregory Okuma; sisters Evelyn Okuma and Anita Fujikawa; stepbrothers Joseph Jr., Kanoilani and Robert Kalanui; and stepsisters Puanani Griffiths and Kui Sykes. Service: 10 a.m. May 11 at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Private inurnment. No flowers.     [SB 09/05/1996]

 

Kama Okuma, 91, of Waipahu, a retired vegetable farm worker, died last Tuesday May 28, 1996  in St. Francis Hospital. She is survived by sons Henry S., Walter T., Edward M. and Stephen Y.; daughters Itsuko Shimabukuro and Elaine Y. Harvey; sister Nabe Tokashiki; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 04/06/1996]

 

Ralph S. Okuma, 78, of Roseville, Calif., formerly of Waialua and LaCrosse, Wisc., died Aug. 30, 1996  at home. Okuma, a Caltran retiree, was a World War II veteran who served with the 100th Battalion. He is survived by wife Alice; sons Ralph Jr., Dennis and Richard; brothers Ted S. and David S.; sisters Hatsuko Ishihara, Doris Toma, Janet Ige, Betty Kakazu and Sue Teruya; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services held. Memorial services to be held later.   [SB 10/09/1996]

 

Raymond T. Okumoto of Honolulu, an appliance repairman who owned Electrical Appliance Service, died  last Thursday, Feb. 15, 1996  in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi.   Okumoto, 88, was born in Honolulu.  He is survived by sons  Paul T. and  Arnold T.; daughters  Mary H. Fujihara and Thelma  T. Fujisawa; brother  Shigeo; nine grandchildren;  and two great-grandchildren.  [SB 22/02/1996]

 

Hirofusa Okumura, 71, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government contractor, died Aug. 5, 1996  in Queen's Hospital. He is survived by wife Machi; son Marvin H.; daughter Phyllis K. Fujimoto; and sister Kay Sato. Private services.        [SB 21/08/1996]

 

 

 

Kenneth Y. Okumura, 69, of Kaneohe died Saturday Aug 10, 1996  in Castle Hospital. He is survived by wife Janet Y.; sons Aaron Y. and Lloyd M.; daughter Lori K. Kato; brothers Clarence T. and James K.; and sisters Mitizi K. Tanimoto and Alice C. Lum. Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 13/08/1996]

 

Shizuka "Grace" Okumura of Pearl City died Jan. 5, 1996 in Califor­nia.  Okumura, 77, was born in Waia­nae. She is survived by husband Takao S.; sons Ronald, Brian and Mitchell; daughters Frances Akamine and Sandy Uyeunten; sister, Barbara Mizak and a sister in Japan; and six grandchildren.  [SB 13/01/1996]

 

Wallace G. Okumura, 84, of Honolulu died Wednesday June 26, 1996 in Straub Hospital. Survived by wife Dorothy T.; sons Harold, Alvin, Eric; daughters Jean Aipa, Mae Kikuchi; 17 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Service: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 01/07/1996]

 

Edward K. Okuna, 94, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died July 31, 1996  in Leahi Hospital. He is survived by wife Sumiko; son Lawrence; daughters Beatrice Hahn and Jean Moser; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.     [SB 08/08/1996]

 

Chiyoko Okuno, 79, of Eleele, Kauai, died last Saturday Aug 10, 1996  in Wilcox Hospital. She is survived by daughters Shirley Yamamoto and Carol Sadamitsu; sons Yutaka and Carl; sister Sue Oshikata; brother Frank Watanabe; and five grandchildren. Service: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.      [SB 17/08/1996]

 

Lloyd J. O'Leary, 92, of Honolulu died June 8, 1996  at home. He is survived by daughters Diane Hanson, Elizabeth Deatrick and Colleen Maxwell; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. No services. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Parkinson Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4-B, Staten Island, N.Y. 10306.  [SB 20 /06/1996]

 

Maria V. Oliphant, 39, of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, a former H&R Block tax preparer, died Nov. 11, 1996   in Hilo Hospital. Born in the Philippines, she is survived by father and stepmother Joe and Lolita Valderama; mother Juanita Valderama; husband Rodney C.; sons Terry Valderama, Perry and Kerry Kamalii, and Kenny Oliphant; daughters Jennifer and Irene Oliphant; sisters Delia Wilson, Alma Cockayne, Jean Twigg and Magie Valderama; and brother Joevanie Valderama. Service: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Glad Tidings Church. Call after 6 p.m. Ashes to be scattered later. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 21/11/1996]

 

Chelsea K. Oliveira, infant daughter of Charles M. Oliveira and Delia L. Nunes, died Sunday July 14, 1996  in Waianae Comprehensive Hospital. She is also survived by brother Charles I.; grandparents Lawrence and Margaret Oliveira, James Nunes, and Cynthia Rita; and great-grandparents Trina and John Rita, and Kuniku Nunes. Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Hearts Church in Waianae. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow.  [SB 13/07/1996]

 

Georginia B. Oliveira, 97, of Hilo died Thursday Aug 22, 1996  in the Life Care Center of Hilo. She is survived by son James L.; daughter Gladys K. Dato; brother Charles Bernard; sisters Ida Perry and Laura Camara; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several great-great- grandchildren. Private services.     [SB 28/08/1996]

 

Margaret S. Oliveira, 91, of Ewa Beach died yesterday Aug 20, 1996  in Wahiawa General Hospital. She is survived by sisters Rose Coit and Esther Moniz. Service: noon Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow.        [SB 21/08/1996]

 

Alfred B. Oliver, 83, of Honomu, Hawaii, a retired state and county grounds caretaker, died last Tuesday Oct 1, 1996  in Hilo Hospital. Survived by wife Alice M., son Matthew. Prayer service: 7 p.m. tomorrow, Honomu Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Thursday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 07/10/1996]

 

Eugene J. Olivera, 39, of Kaneohe died Saturday Dec 28, 1996 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Ida P.; son William "Willie"; daughter Sheina Gene; mother Ethel M.; father Eugene; and sister Doris M. Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kaneohe Congregational Church, 45-114 Waikapoki Road. Call after 9:30 a.m. Lunch to follow. No

flowers.

 

Louis Olmos, 73, of Honolulu, manager of the Pagoda Restaurant and Roy’s Seafood in Waikiki, died Sunday Dec 8, 1996 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sisters Mae June Brash and Lincolna Boyd; brothers Robert and Thomas; and sister Betty Lou Bush. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire.    [SB 11/12/1996]

 

George F. Olsavsky, 75, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army retiree, died Thursday Aug 7, 1996  at home. He is survived by wife Alice; son George J.; and a granddaughter. Service: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.     [SB 10/08/1996]

 

Charles Olsen, 84, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired carpenter with Central Mill, died Tuesday Oct 8, 1996  in Wilcox Hospital. He is survived by wife Gladys; daughters Pat Farias, Daphne Cramer, Celeste Farias, Alanna Agustin and Valerie Santos, and numerous grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.     [SB 11/10/1996]

 

Hung Tu Om, 60, of Aiea died Sunday Sep 22, 1996   in Kaiser Hospital. He is survived by wife Humi Cha; son Jae Ik; daughters Mih Ye Om and Joy Long; brothers Chan Soo and Min Woong; a sister; and four grandchildren. Service: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.     [SB 24/09/1996]

 

Josefa J. “Ipang” Omalza of Wahiawa died May 10, 1996  at home.Omalza, 91, was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Candido J.; daughters Elena Abelaye and Regina Bailado; 25 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Service: 9 a.m. May 20 at Moncado Foundation in Kalihi Valley. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.   [SB 14/05/1996]

 

Steven S.C. Ome, 38, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii landscaper, died Friday July 12, 1996  in Queen's Hospital. He is survived by mother Frances C.; brother Timothy S.H.; and sisters Pamela K.H. Ome and Kathleen O. Zimmermann. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 45 N. Judd St. Casual attire.      [SB 17/07/1996]

 

Masaaki  Masa” Omizo, also known as Aki of Honoluolu, a retired Foremost Dairies driver salesman, died Jan. 27, 1996 in St. Francis Hospice.  Omizo, 74, was born in Honokaa, Hawaii.  He is survived by wife  Sue T., sons Michael M. and Bruch M.; daughter Patricia M. Asada; several brothers and sisters, and three grandchildren.  [SB 09/2/1996]

 

Marina Baniaga Omnes , age 72, of Wahiawa, passed away Jan. 16, 1996  in St. Francis Medical Center.  She was born July 24, 1923 in Luna, Isabela, the Philippines. She is survived  by husband Nicolas Omnes Sr.; 8 children, Adoracion (Pablo) Ramoran of the Philippines,  Darlina (Anacieto V.) Gumayagay, Venancia Rivera, Ligaya (Manuel) Calamayan, Aida (Juanito) Rivera, Faustino (Vicki) Omnes, Nicolas (Madeline) Omnes, Virgilio (Mercy) Omnes of California; brother Norberto (Arcadia) Baniaga of the Philippines; sisters Catalina (Narciso) Bautista of Philippines and Esperanza Tumacder; 24 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.  Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.  [SB 14/02/1996]

 

Stella S. Omonaka, 77, of Kapolei, formerly of Kapahulu, a retired Ilikai Hotel pantry worker, died Saturday Nov 23, 1996. Born in Hilo, she is survived by daughters Judith S. Kawazoe, Carol M. and Corlis S. Omonaka, Amy S. Masuhara, Wendy S. Uemura and Kelly Ann R. Kanbe; brother Asaharu "Tani" Nakamura; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial service: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire.   [SB 26/11/1996]

 

Mitsuru Omori, 77, of Honolulu, president of Hawaii Business College, died Friday Oct 18, 1996  in Hale Pulama Mau. He is survived by wife Anne; son Walter H.; daughter Frances; brothers Itaru and Morio; and sisters Jean Murakami and Myrtle Toda. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 24/10/1996]

 

Hideo Omoto, 82, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Tuesday Nov 5, 1996   in Kuakini Hospital. He is survived by daughters Doris Y. Naito and Amy K. Inamine; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Service: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 09/11/1996]

 

George M. Omura of Honolulu, a retired heavy equipment mechanic, died April 16, 1996  in St. Francis Hospital. Omura, 75, was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife June S.; sons Glenn S. and Roy T.;  daughter Shirley K.; brothers James T. and Ernest T.; sister Sue S.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.     [SB 24/04/1996]

 

Yoshiko Omura of Honolulu, formerly of Kahalui, a retired seamstress, died Jan. 21, 1996 in St. Francis Hospice.  Omura, 89, was born in Hiroshima, Japan.  She is survived by sons Gordon K. and Stanley K.; daughters Shirley S. Wasano and Janet F. Matsumoto; brother Tadami Sho

[SB 05/02/1996]

 

Donald C. Onasch took a fine operation and put a polish on it, making Liberty   House one of the best retail businesses in the country, says the man who hired him.  Henry A. Walker Jr. was chief executive of Amfac Inc., parent company of  Liberty House, when he brought Onasch in from Cincinnati in 1970 to be vice  president and general merchandise manager of the island-based retailer that was  beginning to expand on the mainland. Onasch, who would have turned 69 on July 5, 1996, died Wednesday. "He was a close personal friend as well as a superb executive," said Walker. "He always had a smile." During tumultuous years in the 1970s and 1980s, when Amfac diversified and almost went broke in the process, Liberty House prospered under Onasch's  guidance and stayed a household name in Hawaii, Walker said yesterday. Amfac got into mainland retailing in 1969 when it bought the San Francisco-based Joseph Magnin chain of women's stores and the Rhodes  Western department stores. It opened Liberty House outlets in California.  Onasch came aboard after top retailing jobs in Cleveland and Rochester, N.Y.,   and by 1972 had become president of Liberty House's Hawaii division. Amfac  as a whole became too spread out, and    in 1977 it sold the Joseph Magnin business and streamlined the retail operations.   Onasch was named chairman of all of Amfac's retail operations that year and   became an Amfac corporate executive vice president in 1978. Amfac had   moved its corporate headquarters to San Francisco and Onasch was to spend   five years there before returning to Honolulu in 1985.   By then, Amfac had disposed of all its mainland retail operations. Liberty   House, the starting point of its retail business, remained with Onasch as   chairman and chief executive until his retirement in 1993.  During those years the company built up its department stores and developed   new and smaller tourist-related outlets.  Walker had given up being chief executive of Amfac at the end of 1982,   remaining as chairman. He recalls how the company was run by teamwork with   Onasch one of the key members of the team.   "Amfac was operated by a committee of senior people. He was one of the chief   contributors to that effort," said Walker, who is retired.   Amfac Inc. was sold in 1988 to Chicago-based JMB Realty Corp., which kept   Liberty House as a separate operation and placed Amfac's remaining Hawaii    operations -- agriculture and land development -- into a new subsidiary,   Amfac/JMB Hawaii Inc.  Onasch was active in the community in addition to his work at Liberty House.   He served as a director of the Hawaii Employers Council, president of the Retail   Merchants Association of Hawaii and a director of the Aloha United Way.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth; sons Jay, Greg and David; mother Doris   Richeal; brother Richard; and two grandchildren.   Services will be private, and the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donation    may be made to the Hawaii Heart Association.      [SB 24 /06/1996]

 

Dennis P. O’Neill of Hilo, owner of O’Neills Locksmith in Hilo, died April 16, 1996  at home. O’Neill, 48, was born in California. He is survived by wife Patricia; daughters Amy Lomanto and Hannah Reyes; parents James and Mary; brother James; sister Mary; and a grandson. Service: 6 p.m. April 18 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Mass: 12:15 p.m. April 19 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.     [SB 18/04/1996]

 

Louise E. O’Neill of Honolulu died Monday May 20, 1996 at home. O’Neill, 89, was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Charles B. II and Harold E. Henderson; sisters Marjory Fairbanks and Jean E. Campbell; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services to be held later.  [SB 23/05/1996]

 

Ruth E.E. Onishi of Kanehoe, owner of Heidi’s Massage, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996 in Straub Hospital. Onishi, 67, was born in Essen, Germany.  She is survived by husband Henry K. “Hank” ; son Randolf Larm; daughters Ruth Akiona and Sandra “Sandy” Onishi; father Heinrich Rub; brother Heinz Rub; sisters Sieglinde Rub and Christa Bernius, and three grandchildren.  [SB 05/02/1996]

 

Kameichi Onizuka, 84, of Honolulu, a retired construction foreman, died Thursday Aug 8, 1996  in Hale Pulama Mau. He is survived by wife Hatsune; daughters Sandra T. Iwamuro and Joanne S. Onizuka; and two grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 13/08/1996]

 

Teodora D. Onnagan of Waipahu, 94, died May 25, 1966    in Wahiawa Skilled Care Facility. She is survived by brother Eulalio Dancel; sister Cantina Dancel, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Bible Church, 1052 Ilima Drive; call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.    [SB 04/06/1996]

 

Heizo Ono, 90, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor for H. Ono Photo Studio, died Dec. 15, 1996  at home. He was born in Niigata Ken, Murakami Shi, Kamikata Machi, Japan. He is survived by wife Kimie; sons Robert A., Richard M., Roy H., Ernest K. and Allan T.; daughters Jeanne K. Tsushima and Gail K. Kaneshiro; sister Hanako Furukawa, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 24/12/1996]

 

June Y. Ono, 84, of Kailua, a retired salesclerk, died Sunday Sep 29, 1996.  She is survived by husband Craig Y.; son Hugh; daughter Susan Kroft; brothers Ted and Bob Yanagihara; sister Grace Miura, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.   [SB 30/09/1996]

 

Machiyo Ono, 93, of Honolulu, retired owner of Popeye Grocery Store, died Aug. 13, 1996  in St. Francis Hospice. She is survived by sons Daniel K. and Andrew S.; daughter Rachel Y. Preston; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.        [SB 21/08/1996]

 

Mary B.M. Ono of Kekaha, Kauai, died Monday Jan 22,  1996 in Henderson, Nevada.  Ono, 75, was born  in Kalaheo Kauai.  She is survived by husband , the Rev. Solomon P.; daughters Patricia O. Nakama, Yvonne  O. Gonsalves, Yvette O. Gordon, Rose O. Shaw and Marleann O. Ferreira; son Solomon Jr.;  17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  Burial: Kekaha  Hawaiian Cemetery.  [SB 24/01/1996]

 

Miyuki Ono, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Commissary meat cutter, died Aug. 18 , 1996   in Straub Hospital. He is survived by wife Fukae; sons Kenneth T. and Jerry T.; daughters Iris F. Williamson and Joyce S. Takahashi; brother Charles K.; half brothers Fumio and Jimmy Muneno; half sisters Masae Kondo, Shinae Sakai and Nobue Igarashi; and eight grandchildren. Private services.   [SB 19/11/1996]

 

Yoshiaki Ono, 79, of Waimanalo, a Honolulu Gas Co. retiree, died Sunday Sep 1, 1996  in Castle Hospital. He is survived by wife Barbara M.; sons Alan N. and Owen T.; daughters Joyce K. and Charlene E.; brother Stanley M.; sisters Michie Ikeda and Molly H. Kishaba; and two grandchildren. Memorial service: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.        [SB 05/09/1996]

 

Mary Y. Onodera, 80, of Honolulu died last Friday Oct 11, 1996. She is survived by husband Kenji; son Robert K.; daughter Betty T.; brother Kimi Jingu; sisters Ruth E. Yamadera, Rae S. Naritomi and Mabel Y. Enkoji; and three grandchildren. Private services.     [SB 18/10/1996]

 

Tsutomu "Racehorse" Onomura, 86, of Hilo, owner of Onomura Enterprise, died Monday Oct 7, 1996  in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Survived by wife Tokie; sons Lionel and Wayne; daughters Trudy Kishimoto and Leilani Nakamura; 9 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Service: 4 p.m. Saturday, Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.     [SB 10/10/1996]

 

Carol J. Opaon, 42, of Lahaina died Thursday  July 25, 1996  in Maui Memorial Hospital. She is survived by father Antonio Catugal; brothers Dennis and Chester Opaon and Steven, Ricky, Stanford and Fonte Catugal, and sisters Dee Merriles, Valerie Vierra, Joan Davenport, Kris Klask, Pauline Stropp and Patty Catugal. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maria Lanakila Church. Call after 6 p.m.     [SB 29/07/1996]

 

Delfina L. Orallo of Ewa Beach died April 21, 1996  in St. Francis-West Hospital. Orallo, 88, was born in Balaoan, La Union, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Elpidio L., Roberto L. and Benjamin L.; daughter Rebecca O. Salvatierra; sisters Ignacia L. Raquedan and Carolina Lopez; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. May 2 at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Service: 10:30 a.m. May 3 at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow.  [SB 30/04/1996]

 

Mercedes B. Ordas, also known as Mercy Samson, 79, of Honolulu died yesterday July 8, 1996  in Kaiser Hospital. She is survived by sons Steven and Rudolph Samson, and Alfredo Ordas; daughters Georgina Haugen, Francine Moak, Carmelita Samson and Nancy Ordas; brother Salvador Ambrocio; sisters Dominga Navarro and Martha Domingo; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, call after 6 p.m.; and 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, call after 11 a.m. Burial:  Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 09/07/1996]

 

Dorothy A. O’Reilly of  Kailua-Kona, a registered nurse, died Feb. 16, 1996 in Kona Community Hospital.  O’Reilly, 47, was born in New York.  She is survived by sons Brendan Bartnik;  parents Eugene and Gloria;  and brothers  Eugene P. Richard M. and  Christopher.      [SB 29/02/1996]

 

Otto Orenstein, 75, of Honolulu, who was interned with Japanese-Americans   shortly after the outbreak of World War II, died Sunday July 28, 1996  in Kaiser Hospital.   A native of Austria, Orenstein escaped the Nazis at the age of 17. With the help  of the Castle family, Orenstein and his family settled in Hawaii.  On Dec. 7, 1941, Orenstein saw the bombing of Pearl Harbor from a Kaimuki  hill. The following day, he and his parents were interned at Sand Island. They  were let out four months later when "they figured out how ridiculous it was to   hold Austrian people who already had been persecuted by the Germans," Orenstein said in a Nov. 5, 1988, article.  Orenstein sought restitution for being interned, but the government wouldn't approve it. Orenstein, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. statistician, is survived by his wife Clara and brother Anthony. Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali  Highway. Graveside services to follow at Oahu Cemetery. No flowers.   Donations suggested to Temple Emanu-El.   [SB 31/07/1996]

 

Albert Oreyro, 59, of Torrance, Calif., native of Hilo, died Aug. 9, 1996, 1995. Oreyro, a terminal manager for Los Angeles Land Air Express, is survived by sons Kevin and Kyle; daughter Susan; brothers Frank Cajigal, Ronnie Mendoza, and Harry and Nick Akana; sister Patricia Uhrle, Sylvia Corpuz, Lorna Popa, and Annette and Francine Cajigal; and two grandchildren. Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the National Memorial Park Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.  [SB 13/07/1996]

 

Violet Y. "Amu" Orlando, 81, of Kaneohe died yesterday Oct 29, 1996  in Castle Hospital. She is survived by sons Bill Kauaihilo and Andrew S. Orlando; daughters Harriet B. Clark, Rosemary Decker and Lou Ann Scaife; 19 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Service over her ashes: 8 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. Flower leis only.     [SB 30/10/1996]

 

Ida M. Ornellas, 81, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Saturday Oct 19, 1996  at home. She is survived by husband Manuel Jr.; son Stanley Souza; daughters Barbara Rapozo and Bernadette Vidinha; sisters Elenore and Laura Andrade; brothers Jerry and Louis Machado; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church. Call after 2 p.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.     [SB 22/10/1996]

 

Joaquin Ornellas of Kapaa, Kauai, a County of Kauai park employee, died Sunday Mar 17, 1996 in Wilcox Hospital. Ornellas, 76, was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Michael, Dennis and Gabriel; daughter Christine Stier; sisters Regina Ventura, Pauline Fernandes, Julie Souza, Theresa Martin, Mary and Eva Ornellas, Sister Mary Katherine; brothers John and Patrick; and six grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Kapaa, Kaui. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.  [SB 22/03/1996]

 

Marc V. Ortas of Honolulu, a retired entertainer, died Friday May 17, 1996 in Kuakini Hospital. Ortas, 59, was born on Tahiti. He is survived by wife Eliane; sons Nelson and Marc Jr.; daughters Heifara, Gloria, Gisele, Ghislaine and Anna; mother Noeline; and several brothers and sisters. Service: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Kawaiahao Church. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.   [SB 21/05/1996]

 

Charles Ortiz, 82, of Waianae, a retired bookkeeper, died Oct. 16, 1996  in Kaiser Hospital. He is survived by sons Joseph D. and Kenneth R.; daughter Charlotte Ann Makolo; brothers Joseph Ortiz and George Rodriguez; sisters Margaret and Rose Santiago, Victoria Rios and Alice Dukes; and eight grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.   [SB 25/10/1996]

 

Cora A.M. Ortiz of Tacoma, Washington, formerly of Honolulu, died Wednesday, Jan 24, 1996 at home.  Ortiz, a native of Honolulu, is survived by husband Anthony G.;  brothers Randy, Glenn and Darrel Pestana;  and sisters Lynette  Sedeno and Sherilee Aoki.  [SB 2/01/1996]

 

Delfin Mathias Ortiz  Jr. of Mililani, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1996 in St. Francis Hospital.  Ortiz, 66, was born Oct 29, 1929  in Wailuku.  Ortiz is survived by wife Ellyn K.;  daughters Bonnie L. (Bryan) Osaki and Marlene T. Ortiz; brother Raymond (Olivia) Betonio;  half brothers Lucas  (Lani) Ortiz of Kauai and Eduardo (Liza) Malapit of Kauai;  sister Joycelyn  Will; half sisters Constance Aquino, Beatrice (Perfecto) Antalan, Feliza (Marcelino) Cuizon, Julia (Jack) Smith and Aurora (August) Lo; and two grandchildren Christopher and Lauren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans  Cemetery.  [SB 17/02/1996

 

Rose Ortiz, 77, of California, a native of Maui, died Friday July 26, 1996  in California. Ortiz, a Skyline College retiree, is survived by son Joseph J.; daughter Carmelita G. Licata; brothers Lionel, John and Manuel Boskie; sisters Mathilda Vegas, Mildred Stone, Mabel Roman and Marie Vassar; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass to be held on the mainland. Donations suggested to the American Heart Association or any other charity.  [SB 01/08/1996]

 

Albert P. Ortman of Mililani died yesterday, Jan. 26, 1996 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital.  Ortman, 84, was born in Milwaukee. He is survived by sons Bert, David C. and David W.; daughter Karen Thompson; and eleven grandchildren.  Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.  [SB 27//01/1996]

 

May Zenke Orvis – “Never was there a man more blessed by a devoted wife, wise counselor, and stern admonitor.”  That’s what the late philanthropist Dr. Arthur E. Orvis said, referring to his wife, May Zenke Orvis, during the 1960 ground breaking ceremonies for the University of Hawaii’s Orvis Music Auditorium, which is named after her. Mae Orvis, 91, died Monday. Feb 12, 1996 in Reno, Nevada.  Both she and her husband, who died in 1965, left a legacy not just in Reno, but in Hawaii.  “Mrs. Orvis was very interested throughout her lifetime in fostering education, music and art”, said T.A. Nigro, a Reno resident who was one of two trustees of the Orvis Estate.  Her husband was a retired New York stockbroker who devoted himself to philanthropic activities.  Along with monetary contributions to other groups and organizations  in Hawaii, his best-known gift was $180,000 to the UH in 1960 so it could build a music hall.  He named the 400 seat facility after his wife, a former musician and opera singer.  The Orvis Music Auditorium , when it was completed in 1962, was the largest donation ever made to the university by an individual and the first building to be built with private funds.  It was one of the first in the state to designed specifically and totally as an environment for music.  In Nevada, the Orvises were instrumental in getting the Orvis School of Nursing at the University of Nevada-Reno established by financial grants.  Mae Orvis established  a visiting professorship that perpetually provides for a visiting professor on an annual basis.  A native of Brooklyn, NY , Mae Orvis had been a Reno resident  since 1939.  During the winter, she lived in Honolulu.  She was active is several  associations and groups, including the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Outrigger Canoe Club,  the American Red Cross,  the Salvation Army and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  She is survived by nephew  Norman G. Zenke of Massapequa, N.Y.; a niece Barbara D. Zalduondo of Nantucket, MA; and three great-grandnieces. Burial: Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y.  [SB 14/02/1996]

 

Kenneth K. Osato, 84, of Honolulu, died Monday Oct 7, 1996  in Queen's Hospital. Survived by wife Masae; sons Roy and Darryl; brothers Daizo and Masaru; 5 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Saturday, Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 09/10/1996]

 

Thomas F. Osgood, 78, of Honolulu, a Pan American World Airways retiree, died Saturday Nov 2, 1996  in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen; daughter Toni; sons Kent and Garrett; and two grandchildren. Private services.      [SB 07/11/1996]

 

Yoshio Oshima of Honolulu died Sunday Jan 14, 1996  in Honolulu. Oshima, 87, was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Haruyo  D. ; sons Roy K. and Wayne T.; brother Toyotoshi; sister Michiko Uchida; and four grandchildren.   [SB 17/01/1996]

 

Yoshio Oshima of Honolulu, died  Feb. 9, 1996 at home.  Oshima, 81, was born in Honolulu.  He is survived by wife Beatrice S.;  daughter Nance Y. Oshima-Reis;  and brother Tamotsu.  [SB 23/02/1996]

 

Alice K. Oshiro, 83, of Wahiawa died Nov. 26, 1996 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Kona, Hawaii, she is survived by son Gary; daughters Alice Nakatani and Gladys S. Lee; sisters Lucy Makekau, Annie Tolentino and Rose Oslund; and four grandchildren. Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.  [SB 04/12/1996]

 

Choko Oshiro, 92, of Honolulu died June 28, 1996  in the Oahu Care Facility. He is survived by wife Otome Maehira;  sons Robert H., Kenneth K. and Harold S.; daughters Evelyn Y. Kahaku, Jane M. Nguyen and Elsie T. Kaneshiro; 16 grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Private services.   [SB 20/07/1996]

 

Herbert Y. Oshiro of Kailua, an electrical contractor, retired owner of Waimanalo Electric and also a retired city electrical inspector, died May 6, 1996  in Castle Hospital. Oshiro, 63, born in Honolulu, is survived by wife Ranko; sons James M., Herbert Y. Jr., Edward S., David S. and Laurence C.; daughter Susan Y. Makizuru; sisters Elizabeth H. Makino and Jane M. Malama; and three grandchildren. Memorial service: 3 p.m. May 10 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 08/05/1996]

 

Hideo Oshiro, 58, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter for Imua Builder Services and tour guide for Caravan Island Tours, died Oct. 27, 1996  on Okinawa. He is survived by wife Myrtle Y.; sons Brian Y. and Lance H.; mother Kameko; brother Morio; and sister Hideko Teruya. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 06/11/1996]

 

Jean Y. Oshiro of  Honolulu, a retired Gems Department Store automotive manager, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 1996 at home.  Oshiro, 63, was born in Honolulu.  She is survived by husband George C.;  daughters Darlene T. and Sandra M.; brother Richard A. Hayakawa;  and sisters Cherry F. Matsumoto, and Helen T. and Themla S. Hayakawa.   [SB 15/02/1996]

 

Kama Oshiro, 98, of Honolulu died Nov. 1, 1996   in Hale Pulama Mau. She is survived by sons Yoshio and Katsuo "Kats"; daughters Yoshiko Omo and Elaine Nakamura; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great grandchildren. Private services  [SB 12/11/1996]

 

Kamado Oshiro, 90, of Ewa died Tuesday Oct 1, 1996  in St. Francis-West Hospital. She is survived by husband Giukichi; son Richard Y.; daughters Miyoko Kaneshiro, Kikue Fujino, Mary S. Suzuki and Alice T. Nakamatsu; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Service: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.     [SB 04/10/1996]

 

Kana Oshiro of Honolulu, a retired  gardener, died Jan. 21, 1996 at home.  Oshiro, 104, was born in Okinawa.  She is survived by daughters Janice Nakamine and Merle Oshiro-Reeves;  brother Shintoku  Nakama;  and several grandchildren and grat-grandchildren.    [SB 30/01/1996]

 

Matsuichi Oshiro, 77, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died last Wednesday Sep 25 , 1996 in Kuakini Hospital. He is survived by wife Setsuko; son Yuji; sisters Chiyoko Oyadomori and Akiko Chinen; and two grandchildren. Memorial service: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.    [SB 02/10/1996]

 

Raymond S. Oshiro, 51, of Honolulu, president of Exacta Sales Hawaii and Exacta Sales Philippines, died Tuesday Oct 15, 1996  in Queen's Hospital. He is survived by wife Carol M.; son Rodd M.; brothers Walter S. and George N.; and sisters Amy S. Shimabuku and Faye M. Yoshimura. Memorial service over his ashes: 8 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Casual attire. No flowers.     [SB 18/10/1996]

 

Thomas C. “Kazu” Oshiro of Kaneohe, a fleet maintenance manager for Island Movers, died May 14, 1966  at home. Oshiro, 57, was born on Okinawa. He is survived by wife Susan H.; sons Kevin T., Steven T. and Reese T.; daughters Lynndy Y. and Holly A.; father Chokichi; brothers Seichi Taba, and Choyu, Tsutomu, Tomoaki and Tsuyoshi Oshiro; sisters Haruko, Tomiko, Takako and Chiemi; and a grandchild. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. [SB 22/05/1996]

 

Mitchell I. "Tony" Oshita, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base Fire Department captain, died Monday July 15, 1996  in Kuakini Hospital. Oshita, a 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment-Headquarters Company, World War II Army veteran, is survived by wife Elsie H.; sons Bryan H. and Arthur T.; daughter Michele K. Matsuura; and four grandchildren. Service: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: 3 p.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.      [SB 17/07/1996]

 

Archer T. Osler, 81, of Honolulu, a retired board chairman for Nordic Construction Co. who also was a civil engineer and former president and general manager for Nordic Construction Co., died Thursday Oct 31, 1996. Osler, a Master Mason, is survived by wife Betty Jo; stepdaughter Tina Van Houten; stepson Emmanuel Cato; sister Annie M. Rankin; brother Robert; and two grandchildren. Scottish Rite Masonic Service: 4 p.m. Friday at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1611 Kewalo St. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Honolulu Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center, 1611 Kewalo St., Honolulu 96822.   [SB 05/11/1996]

 

Puanani L.M. Osorono of Kahului died Monday  Jan. 29, 1996 in Queen’s Hospital.  Osorono, 74, was born in Puunene, Maui.  She is survived by son Wendell; daughters Dyan Petersen, Dale Osorono and Pikake Downing; brothers Lawrence and Isaac Mahoney; sister Emma Kopa and Blanche Ching; and eight grandchildren.  Burial: Maui Memorial Park.  [SB 05/02/1996]

 

Rev. Paul S. Osumi of Honolulu, author of “Today’s Thought,” a column in the Honolulu Advertiser, died April 8, 1996. Osumi, 90, also was a pastor emeritus for Nuuanu Congregational Church. He is survived by wife Janet S.; sons Paul S. Jr. and Norman H.; and five grandchildren. Memorial service: 5:30 p.m. April 21 at Nuuanu Congregational Church, 2651 Pali Highway. Casual attire. No flowers.     [SB 13/04/1996]

 

Mareto  Raymond”  Ota of Honolulu, a retired C.P.M. & F. Express warehouseman, died Feb. 2, 1996 in Kuakini Hospital.  Ota, 73, was born in  Kaiwiki, Hawaii.  He is survived by wife Chieko “Chick”; son  Milton M.;  daughter Katherine Y. Ayabe; brothers Yoshinori “Paul”,  Noriyuki “Michael” and Yoshiyuki; sister Aiko  Tanaka; and two grandchildren.  [SB 10/02/1996]

 

Kimie Otaguro, 89, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died Wednesday Oct 9, 1996  in Kuakini Hospital. She is survived by son Herbert H.; daughter Clara S. Koyanagi; sisters Momoe Takahashi and Sueko Sameshima; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private service.      [SB 15/10/1996]

 

Kane Otani, 102, of Honolulu, co-founder of M. Otani Co., died Dec. 5, 1996  at home. Born in Kohala, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Jay J., Akira, Dr. Theodore T. and Gilbert H.; daughters Gladys M. Yoshimura and Evelyn S. Kiyota; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services.       [SB 17/12/1996]

 

Kiyoko H. Otani, 88, of Monterey Park, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died June 4, 1996  in Monterey Park, Calif. Otani, a retired registered nurse, is survived by husband the Rev. Canon Andrew; sons David, Jonathan and Richard; and sister Vickie Iwata. Private services.    [SB 25/07/1996]

 

Richard Otani of Hilo, retired  self-employed  contractor for R. Otani Contractor, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 1996 at home.  Otani, 83, was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mitsuko; son Ricky; daughters Jo Ann Otaini-Haugh and Terri Ann Otani; sister Edith Matsunaga; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.. Burial: Homelani Memorial  Park. [SB 28/02/1996]

 

Michie Otomo of Honolulu, a lounge manager, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996 In Kuakini Hospital.  Otomo, 52, was born in Sendai, Japan.  She is survived by daughter    Junko  Faumuina; brothers Hideo and Hiroki; and sisters Eiko Tada and Kinuko Azama.  [SB 21/02/1996]

 

Setsuyo Otsu, 98, of Hilo, a retired sugarcane planter, died Tuesday Dec 10, 1996 in the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Amauulu, Hawaii, she is survived by son Harold; daughters Takeyo Takahashi and Clara Ashida; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 5 p.m. Friday at Hilo Meishoin Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 12/12/1996]

 

Haruto Ouchi of Kahului died April 28, 1996 at home. Ouchi, 73, was born in Sprecklesville, Maui. He is survived by wife Betsy; daughters Sharon Ueoka, Sandra Kumabe and DebbieYokote; brother Isamu; sisters Michiko Anzai and Aiko Endo; and five grandchildren. Service over his ashes: 5 p.m. May 3 at Nakamura Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.  [SB 01/05/1996]

 

Sagami Ouchi, 95, of Honolulu died June 18, 1996 at home. Survived by sons Joe H., Tadao; daughters Harue Maki, Fumie Ouchi, Mitsue Chun; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.    [SB 01/07/1996]

 

Annie Y.O. Oue, 88, of Kaneohe died Monday Aug 26, 1996 in St. Francis Hospital. She is survived by son Glenn T.; daughters Beryl L. Chong and Jacqueline A. Oba; sister Emily Fonseca; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Service over her ashes: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 31/08/1996]

 

Sandra K. Oura of Wailuku, founder and president of the Lupus Support Group of Maui, died yesterday May 22, 1996 at home. Oura, 53, was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Glenn S.; mother Ann N. Kuwada; daughters Glennis Ooka and Shawn Ishihara; brother Donald Kuwada; and two grandchildren. Service: 5 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. [SB 22/05/1996]

 

Edward G. Owens, 72, of Honolulu, a retired federal electrical mechanic, died Sunday Sep 1, 1996  in Queen's Hospital. He is survived by wife Gertrude; sons Edward M. and Russell G.; daughter Coreen Ho; sisters Harriet Tom and Wattie M. Hedemann; and 10 grandchildren. Service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.        [SB 05/09/1996]

 

Robert R. Owens, 71, of Kailua-Kona, a retired self-employed salesman, died ThursdayAug 8, 1996  in Kona Community Hospital. Owens, a U.S. Navy, World War II, veteran, is survived by wife Freda; sons Timothy, Robert R. and Patrick R. Owens, and Ernest and Duane Meadows; daughter Pamela White; mother Nina Wilcox; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Services to be held on the mainland.    [SB 13/08/1996]

 

Bo H. Oyama, 80, of Waimea, Kauai, a retired Kekaha Sugar Co. crane operator, died Wednesday Dec 11, 1996. He is survived by wife Satoe; son Irwin; daughter Eileen Nakaahiki; sisters Lillian Moritomo and Ethel Goto; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Service: 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Waimea Foreign Church. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 13/12/1996]

 

Ellen M. Oyama, 83, of Honolulu died June 5, 1996  at home. She is survived by sons Ernest Y. and Stanley N.; daughters Janet H. Kawano, Gail M. Mashiba and Diane A. Minami; sister Patsy F. Honda; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.    [SB 19 /06/1996]

 

Kameichi Oyama, 82, of Kaneohe, a retired Oahu Country Club cook, died Sept, 1996. 2 in Kuakini Hospital. He is survived by son Richard N.; daughters Lillian M. Higa, Caroline H. Aleka, Gail O. Nolan, Linda H. Oyama and Totoko Ikene; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Service over his ashes: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.   [SB 10/09/1996]

 

Kapono M.K. "Kapy" Oyama, 13, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a student at Naalehu Elementary and Intermediate School, died May 23, 1966    in Kapiolani Hospital. He is survived by parents James T. and Leona L.A.; brother James "Tsugi" Jr.; sister Ja' Me Le; hanai parents Joseph and Nani Cho; hanai brother J. "Moki" Cho; and grandparents Adrick and Winifred Batalona, and Rosemary Oyama. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Naalehu Assembly of God Church, call after 4 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Friday at the church, call after 8 a.m. Burial: Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.    [SB 04/06/1996]

 

Minejiro Oyama of Honolulu died April 30, 1966  at home. Oyama, 89, was born in Kapehu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Raymond Y. and David

S.; daughter Nancy N. Sakamoto; and six grandchildren. Private services. Mitsuko Sakai of Honolulu died May 3 in Leahi Hospital. Sakai, 85, was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Melvin M.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.    [SB 17/05/1996]

 

Mitsuko Oyama, formerly of Eleele, Kauai died Sunday Jan. 14, 1996 in  Queen’s Hospital.  Oyama, 86, was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters  Penny Tanigawa and Gladys Nagamine; sons Ben, Charles and Daniel; brother Sueo Akiyama; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. [SB 19/01/1996]

 

Namiyo Oyama believed in civic work. Her life was filled with awards and firsts, such as female chapter president for Hawaii Lions Club. Oyama, 75, of Waipahu, formerly of Lanai City, a retired University of Hawaii extended

food and nutrition education assistant, died Saturday Sep 28, 1996 in Kuakini Hospital. She was a Lions International "Melvin Jones Fellow" for dedicated humanitarian services; recipient of the Tadaishi Fukunaga Dana Award for services and contributions to Buddhism; nominee for McDonald's of Hawaii 1990 Outstanding Older American; and volunteer of the year for the Maui Division of the March of Dimes. She is survived by son Andrew M. Fujimoto; daughters Gail H. Oyama-Higa, Lisa T. Nakamura and Leah K. Kotani; brothers Russell N. and Takashi Horiuchi; sisters Kathleen H. Horiuchi and Misao Sodetani; and seven grand-children. Memorial services: 8 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; and 3 p.m. Monday at Lanai Hongwanji. Casual attire.     [SB 01/10/1996]

 

George M. Oye of Waimea Hawii, semi-retired owner. of George M. Oye Inc., died Saturday Jan 13, 1996  at home. Oye, 73, was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yukie; son Alton; daughters Georgianna Oye and. Marvis Yanagisawa; and sisters Wendy Oye and Sachiyo Hirano.,  [Sb 17/01/1996]

 

Ruth C. Oyeda, 87, of Lihue, a retired Wilcox Hospital housekeeper, died Monday Dec 16, 1996  in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Lihue, she is survived by daughter Peggy-Lou O. Kishi; brother Mac Kawamura; sister Kayo Yoshioka; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Service: 4 p.m. Friday at the Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m.      [SB 18/12/1996]

 

Akira  Aki” Ozaki of  Honolulu, a retired  vice president of sales and marketing for Foremost Dairies, died Thursday, Feb 12, 1996 in St. Francis Hospital.  Ozaki, 66, was born in Wailuku.  He is survived by wife  Clara M.; daughters  Linda C. Wakayama and Janice L. Lum;  brother Hiroshi; sisters Sachie Ohata and Michie  Seki;  and two grandchildren.

 

Chiyoshi Ozaki of Wailuku, a retired elementary school teacher. died Tuesday, Jan 9, 1996 in Queen's Hospital. Ozaki, 92, was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Akira and Hiroshi; daughters Sachie Ohata and Michie Seki; sister Yachiyo Fukuda; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  [SB 13/01/1996]

 

Yukio Ozaki, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Kira Contractor Co. mason, died Monday Aug 26, 1996  in Kuakini Hospital. He is survived by wife Betty H.; son Steven T.; daughters Hazel Y. Shinsato and Jean S. Toma; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial  service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.    [SB 29/08/1996]