Honolulu Advertiser & Star Bulletin Obituaries

January 1 – December 31, 1998

 

 

 

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Sunjo U, 45, of Kapaa, Kauai died Wednesday Feb 11, 1998 at home. Born in Taegu, Korea, she is survived by husband Yongki; son Taekyu; daughter Hana; father Changup Ko; brother Gucheon Ko; and sister Myong Suk Ko. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at 5335 Kahala St. in Kapaa, Kauai. Casual attire.

 

John I. “Lion K.” Ua, 64, of Hilo, a retired police officer, died Feb. 25, 1998  in Queen’s Hospital. He was also a minister with the  Resurrection of the Living Waters Church. He was born in Hawaii.  He is survived by wife Paulyn “Caroline;” daughters Annie and Lisa Ua, Napua Sumida, Ipo Busniewski and Lydia Lum, five  grandchildren and a great-grandson. Wake services: 7 p.m.  Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Homelani  Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Joseph K.K. Uahinui Sr., 81, of Kalamaula, Molokai died July 4, 1998 at home.  He was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. He is survived by wife Kulani C.; sons Joseph, Kaihehau, Ekela W. and Fred; daughters Kamakea and Yolanda; brothers Alexander and David; sisters Elizabeth Lambert and Ruth Domingo, and hanai brother Wilfred Imamura. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Kalaliakamanu Hou Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Cemetery.

 

Jack L. Uale, 66, of Laie, a retired U.S. Army sergeant first class, died Friday Apr 17, 1998 in Tripler Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Fia Te‘i; sons Bode A., Justin T. and Jack Jr.; daughters Constance and Tulani; brother William J.; sister Bella Magalei; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie, North Stake Center. Call from 8 to 11 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery.

 

Patricia P. Ubaldo, 77, of Waipahu, a former business owner, died Monday Nov 16, 1998 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was also an election commissioner and campaign manager in the Philippines. Born in Waialua, she is survived by husband Jose R.; sons Romeo P., Edison P., Renato P., Rolando P., Rogelio P. and Valentino P.; daughter Erlinda U. Clamor; brother Emigdio Pizarro; sisters Lenora Guerrero and Norma Marata; and 14 grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

Santos O. Ubias, 74, of Wailuku died Friday Apr 10, 1998 at home. Born in Cagayan, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Theresa; sons Alfredo, Domingo, Wilfredo and Reynaldo; daughters Luz Ragasa, Laarly Ubias Valois and Edna Valois; brother Lorenzo; sisters Geronima Urbanozo and Cesaria De los Santos; and 17 grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Christ the King Church.  Mass: 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park.

 

Charles T. Uchida, 59, of Honolulu, a former auto parts salesman for Automotive Warehouse, died June 27, 1998  in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by son Tod, daughter Tammie-Jean, brothers James and Howard, and sister Elsie Fong. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Inurnment at a later date.  Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Richard Masaaki Uchida, 86, of Wahiawa, died May 26, 1998, and his wife, Michiko Uchida, 86, also of Wahiawa, died Oct. 1. He was born in Hawaii and was an exterminator for Schofield Barracks. She was born in Kawailoa and was a homemaker. They are survived by daughter Jolyn. He is also survived by brothers Hideo and Atsushi, and sister Elaine. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Haleiwa Shingon Mission. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

 

Shoichi Uchida,71, of Pearl City, a retired house painter, died May 19, 1998 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Tuksu Yukuno; brothers Henry M., Jerry M. and Kenneth Y., and sister Florence F. Tsuji. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Shoji Uchida,71, of Kaneohe, a retired owner of A.A. Sheet Metal Inc., died Monday Oct 19, 1998 in Kuakini Hospital. He is survived by wife Mildred; sons Brian and Clyde; daughters Cindy and Becky; and brothers Mitsuharu “Pipe,” Masao, Akitada and George. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Yorihito "Yori" Uchida, 84, of Wailuku, owner of Yori's Tavern in Happy Valley, died Sunday Aug 30, 1998 in Wailuku Hale Makua. Born in Wailuku, he is survived by wife Yoshiko; son Lowell; daughters Beverly Takayama and Jacqueline Kaneshina; brothers Teruo and Terumasa; sisters Mineko Sasahara and Leiko Ansai; and six grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Mitsuo “Milton” Uchigakiuchi, 77, of Pearl City, retired from the Leeward Bus Co., died Jan. 21, 1998. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by wife Miyoko “Nancy,” daughter Colleen M. Chun, brother Tadashi, sister Doris Okamura, a grandson and two great-granddaughters. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Pearl City Community Church, 933 Lehua Ave. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Herbert Yasuki Uchima, 84, of Honolulu, a retired HC&D sandblast technician, died Monday Man 5, 1998 at Hale Nani Rehab Facility. He was born in Honolulu. Survived by wife Mildred; sons Wayne, Michael and Brian; daughters Carol Koyanagi, Barbara Ito and Jo-Ann Seo, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Service: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary chapel.

 

Diane H. Uchimura, 81, of Honolulu, former owner of Diane’s Sportwear, Inc., died March 18, 1998  at Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kuristown, Hawaii. She was the first woman president of the Hawaii Garment and Accessory Manufacturers Association. She was also one of the pioneers of the poco muu, the short version of Hawaii’s muumuu. She is survived by husband Charles; daughter Lisa; son Mark; brothers Minoru and Joseph Ezaki; sister Emi Tamura, and several grandchildren. Services were private.

 

Katherine Y.H. Uchino, 56, of El Cerrito, Calif. and formerly of Honolulu died Jan. 10, 1998 in  California. Born in Lanai City, Lanai, she is survived by husband Francis; son Mark; brothers Ray, Wallace, Kenneth and Walter Higa; sisters Kay Adorno, Joyce Kingsbury and Annette Veriato. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

 

Edralin P. Udarbe, 80, of Honolulu, a former vegetable farmer, died Jan. 1, 1998 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Petronila; children Perlita, Rosa, Mercedes, Ramon, Lilia, Fidelina and Fredo; brother Efren; sisters Catalina and Generosa; and 15 grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m.

 

Gerardo U. Udarbe, 85, of Wahiawa, a retired grounds maintenance supervisor from Rehabilitation Hospital of Pacific, died Oct. 5, 1998 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by son Benjamin; daughters Policroncia Tabisola, Lourdes Llegado, Regina Gagalac, Dionisia Burgos, Eduviges Ugale and Valentina Haq; sister Matea Tolentino; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at St. John Apostle and Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

Kazumi Ueda, 91, of Hilo, Hawaii, a retired automobile mechanic, died Oct. 11, 1998 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Thomas, Raymond, Herbert and Ronald; daughter Bernice Kujubu; and six grandchildren. Private services held.

 

Dennis M. Uehara, 52, of Honolulu, engineering production manager of Belt Collins & Associates, died Saturday Mar 7, 1998 in Queen’s Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Peggy, son Wesley and daughter Jodie. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m.  Saturday at Harris United Methodist Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Laura T. Uehara, also known as Yago Nakazato Gua,83, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse for Kuakini Medical Center/Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, died Jan. 11, 1998 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Papaikou, North Hilo, she is survived by daughters Mae S. Au and LaVerne M. Hokama and four grandchildren. Private services.

 

Harold G. Uehara, 81, of Honolulu died Thursday Oct 8, 1998 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dorie K.; sons Gary and Neal; brother Kinsei; sisters Florence Takara, Jean Uyehara, Grace Sagami and Nancy Manabe; and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire.

 

Theodore T. Uehara, 64, of Honolulu, co-owner of Pollo’s Market, died Wednesday Apr 22, 1998 in Straub Hospital. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Barbara M.; son Miles M.; daughter Lena M.; brothers Edward T. and Ken K., and sisters Yukiko Uyehara, Florence Y. Hanashiro, Hanako Hoe, Billie Y. Sugai and Grace N. Ehara. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Torie Uemori, 93, of Waipahu died March 30, 1998  in Pearl City Nursing Home.  Born in Kawailoa, Hawaii, she is survived by son Edward N., eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m.  Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Hanako “Helen” Uemoto, 79, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired pantry worker at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel and the former Kona Inn Hotel, died Friday Jun 19, 1998 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in South Kona. She is survived by husband Shigeo; sons Gerald, Donald, Wayne, Gary and Wesley; daughter Diane; brother Masami Ohata; sisters Sumiyo Nishida and Fujiyo Kaneo; and six grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Kona Hongwanji Mission.  Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Shizuo G. Uemura, 67, of Kohala, Hawaii, a retired refrigeration repairman for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, died Wednesday Aug 26, 1998 in Kohala Hospital. Born in Honomu, Hawaii, he is survived by brothers Takayuki L., Nobuichi “Percy,” Tatsuo, Haruto and Kenneth.  Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Robert I. Ueoka,64, of Vancouver, Wash., and formerly of Kaneohe, a retired county and state hospitals administrator in Hawaii, died Saturday Feb 21, 1998 at home. He was also an Army veteran. Born in Hanapepe, Kauai, he is survived by wife Evelyn; daughters Carrie Lee Foster, Nadine Huestis and Alison Ueoka; son Alan; brother David; and two granddaughters. Inurnment services: 2 p.m. next Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. Services: 10 a.m. March 7 at Calvary Episcopal Church, Aumoku Street, Kaneohe.

 

Harry K. Uesugi, 69, of Honolulu died Nov. 30, 1998 in Queen's Hospital. He is survived by wife Shirley; son Harris; daughter Sherry Callejo; brothers Masayuki Uesugi, James Mitsuyoshi and David Okinaka; sister Shirley Sukisaki; and two grandchildren. Private services.

 

Hatsue “Edith” Uesugi, 88, of Waialua, a retired cafeteria worker at Ewa Elementary School, died Jan. 31, 1998  at home. Born in Ewa, she is survived by daughter Janet Y. Kuwada, sister Hatsue A.  Yokoo and four grandchildren. Private services.

 

Angela U. Uganiza,71, of Honolulu died Sept. 6, 1998 in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by brothers Romy U., Pedrito U. and Algerico U.; and sisters Mamerta U. Uganiza and Leticia U. Tumolva. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call 6 to 8:45 p.m. Overnight vigil at home. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

 

Apolonia U. Uganiza, 73, of Honolulu died Friday Oct 30, 1998 in St. Francis Hospice.Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, she is survived by children Nerio, Tomas and Benito Uganiza, Blesilda Faustino, Maura Tabin and Nancy Geno; sister Bernarda Urayani; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial at a later date in the Philippines.

 

Victoria H. Uganiza, 81, of Honaunau, Kona, Hawaii, a retired waitress at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, died Thursday Mar 26, 1998 at home. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. Survived by son Franklin R. Yangson; daughters Marylyn Yangson and Jane Dacoscos; brother Alfonso Hun; sisters Margaret Cagampang, Victoria Mamac, Virginia Hind and Mercedes Fox, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. Call 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

The Rev. Liusa S.M. Ulavale, 72, of Waianae, minister of Honolulu First Samoan Church of the Nazarene and Nuuuli American Samoa Church of the Nazarene, died Feb. 1, 1998  in St.  Francis-West Hospital. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Faaitiiti Mamea; sons Eddie, Soliga Jr., George and Matthew; daughters Ituau Alaga, Latasi Fereti, Taumanupepe Mamea-Faafiti and Tafafao Soliga-Samau; brothers Sausau Mamea and Faalavelave Foumai; sisters Faataga Faraimo and Falefitu Akau, 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m.  Thursday at Honolulu First Samoan Church of the Nazarene, 408 Judd St. Call from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

 

Damaso D. Ulep, 89, of Honolulu, a retired stevedore, died Nov. 2, 1998 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Apolonia, daughter Leticia Jacobs, brothers Antero and Felix, sister Regina, and two grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

 

Suelo G. Ulep, 96, of Honolulu died July 29, 1998. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Eleuteria; daughter Viola Butay; brothers Bartolome and Pedro; sisters Alika and Esmenia, and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 7:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

 

Jean G. Ulery, 83, of Honolulu, a retired social worker from California, died yesterday Sep 3, 1998 in Honolulu. Born in California, she is survived by husband R.  Edwin, daughters Judith Tessier and Barbara Ulery, brother John Gilman, four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Scattering of ashes: 4 p.m. Sunday off Waikiki Beach fronting the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach Hotel. No flowers.

 

Sela Ulufonua, 87, of Honolulu died June 22, 1998  at home. Born in Tonga, she is survived by sons the Rev. Siosaia Vea and Sione Taualupe; daughters Uinise Tulikihefua, Anna Keiaho and Losaline Lolohea; 32 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. next Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary.  Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial: Greenhaven Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

Dr. Isami Umaki, 87, of Honolulu, a retired physician, died Thursday Jan 15, 1998 in Queen’s Hospital. He was also co-founder of Central Medical Clinic. Born in Olaa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Hazel Y.; sons Dr. Clyde S. and Gordon I.; daughter Carol M. Uyeda; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Ruth K. Umaki, 90, of Kailua died Oct. 2, 1998 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Lillian E. McKay; brothers Calvin and Fred Ueki; and two grandchildren. Private services.

 

Carrie H. Umeda, 41, of Honolulu died March 17, 1998  in Straub Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by her father, Takashi. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Margot H.M. Umeda, 67, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died Saturday Nov 21, 1998 at home. Born in Berlin, Germany, she is survived by husband Paul; daughters Sylvia, Joyce and Linda; seven grandchildren; and stepmother Charlotte Broege. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Ryoichi Umeda, 77, of Kailua, a retired Public Works Center clerk for the U.S. government, died Monday Sep 21, 1998 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Noriko, sons David and Patrick, brother Giichi, sisters Margaret Oshio and Kate Yoshimura, and two grandchildren. Private services.

 

Wallace G. Umeda, 89, of Honolulu, a retired house painter, died Feb. 6, 1998  in Aloha Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Tomiko; sons Wayne and Gary; and four grandchildren. Private services.

 

Herbert M. Umemoto, 87, of Halawa Drive died Feb. 26, 1998  in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by son Derrick; daughter Lori Ige; brothers Hart and George; sisters Jeanette Okita and Carol Hutchison; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

 

Thomas S. Une, 72, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired state heavy equipment operator, died Friday Apr 24, 1998 at home. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife June T.; sons Clifton and Paul; daughters Linda Iwamoto, JoAnn Chinen and Carleen Atkins; sisters Doris Yuen, Clara Nakahira, Stella Ifuku, Sachiko Isara and Mabel Kanno, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

 

Tsuru Unemori, 101, of Kailua, formerly of Haiku, Maui, died Wednesday May 20, 1998 in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Yamaguchi-ken, Japan. She is survived by sons Motohisa, Thomas T., Warren S. and David T.; daughters Tomiko Kono, Grace U. Phillips and Peggy K. Honda, 25 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Makawao Hongwanji. Casual attire.

 

Richard Ah San Ung, 85, of Hilo, a retired employee of the County of Hawaii Tax Office, died Saturday Aug 1, 1998 in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sisters Ah Ying “Bingo” Wong, Margaret Chang, Eloise Stolz, Lois Brooks and Eleanor Chu, and brothers Apio, Harold and Edwin. Services were private. Memorial donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo.

 

Momoyo Uotsu, 73, of Hilo, a salesclerk for the former S.H. Kress Store, died Friday May 1, 1998 in Hilo Hospital. She was also an aide with the A+ Program at Waiakea Elementary School. Born in Paauilo, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Etsuya “Ecko”; daughter Colleen Medeiros; brother Clifford Kurakazu; sisters Tazue Hayashi, Masayo Abe and Fujie Otani; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Donald G. Upchurch, 28, of Aiea died Sunday Feb 8, 1998 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Vietnam, he is survived by mother Snow; father Robert; sister Diane; and grandmother Nell. Buddhist services: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary.  Cremation to follow.

 

Miyoko Uradomo, 93, of Wailuku died June 26, 1998  in Kula Hospital. Born in Lahaina, she is survived by husband Fujio; sons Naoyuki, Yukio and Shigeto; daughters Bernice Kitagawa and Blanche Watanabe; brothers Harold and Tsugio Yamaguchi; sister Sueme Nitta; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Private services.

 

Tomeyo P. Urakami,73, of Hakalau, Hawaii died Thursday Aug 13, 1998 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Waiakea, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Tadayuki, son Alan, daughter Debra Ahtoong, sister Jeann Allen, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

 

Ayako Urakawa,89, of Pearl City and formerly of Lihue, a retired baker’s assistant from Tip Top Cafe in Lihue, died Sunday Feb 22, 1998. Born in Lihue, she is survived by daughters Harriet Takashima, Nora Honda and Ethel Kiikuni; son Minoru Nanbu; brothers Isamu and Kenneth Miyoshi; and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Monday at Lihue Hongwanji Kauai. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Doris K. Urasaki, 63, of Hilo died Monday Feb 23, 1998 in Queen’s Hospital.  Born in Paia, Maui, she is survived by husband Richard; sons the Rev. Alan and Tracy; brothers Shoye, Akira, Yoshinori and James Katena; sisters Akiko Matsuda, Aileen Nagamine and Elaine Rodrigues; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m.  Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m.

 

John M. “Jake” Urner, 77, of Honolulu, a long-time Realtor, died Nov. 22, 1998. He was born in Palo Alto, Calif. He was a Waimanalo farmer and a World War II B-26 bomber pilot, and later flew for Hawaiian Airlines. He was in real estate for four decades in Hawaii, owning several realty companies. In 1957, he founded the Hawaii Water Sports Co., which he managed for 12 years. Urner served on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club and was a member of the Outrigger Canoe Club. He is survived by wife Linda; daughters Susan Thornett, Sharon Pettus and Melissa Lee; sister Mary Campbell, and two grandchildren. Private burial will be today at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Donations may be made in his memory to the Lynn Campbell Foundation: 3054 Ala Poha Place, Apt. 1111; Honolulu, HI, 96818.

 

Matthew S. Urrea, 39, of Waianae died Feb. 14, 1998  in Waianae.  Born in Los Angeles, he is survived by wife Billie L.K.; sons Whiston Kaleimamahu, Matthew Urrea Jr. and Angelo Dobales; mother Colleen; and sister Linda Lyons. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Shield of Faith Church, 85-888 Farrington Highway. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nanakuli Homestead.  Casual attire.

 

Saburo Ushigusa, 98, of Honolulu, retired owner of General Sales Store in Hilo, died Saturday Sep 6, 1998 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Olaa, Hawaii, he is survived by daughters Michie Nakagawa and Midori Tanaka, sister Lillian Y. Aki, eight grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Sueno “Sue” Ushijima, 79, of Pearl City, died Jan. 13, 1998 at Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born March 1, 1918, in Waikapu, Maui. She is survived by sons Thomas and Fred; brother Matthew Mori; sisters Kay Yokoyama and Ruth Yoshioka, and two granddaughters. Services were private.

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Sasagi Uso, 89, of Honolulu, a retired heavy equipment operator, died last Monday Mar 30, 1998 at home. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by children Kristina Matautia, Augustine and Taua Uso, Julia Malietufa and Maria Kelsall; sister Sophia, 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m.  Friday, April 17, at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. April 18 at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

 

Marian Masako Usui, 75, of Wahiawa died April 18, 1998  at Leahi Hospital. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Shigenari “Joe” Usui; daughter Debbie Tanaka; granddaughters Sarah and Cristal Tanaka; sister Ellen Yabusaki, and brothers Mitsuru, Herbert and Edward Oda. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park, Mauka Chapel. No flowers. Casual attire.

 

William Utterdyke Jr.,73, of Mililani, a retired federal employee, died Sept.  16, 1998 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Ravenna, Ohio. He is survived by wife Tazuko; son Robert; daughters Lynne Sweeney, Sharon Zechiel and Aileen Utterdyke; sister Romain Hysell; and a grandson. Private services.

 

Punchie Utuga-Adams, infant son of Racheal Adams and Tulofoaina Utuga died Oct. 17, 1998 at home. He is also survived by grandparents Anthony and Roselind Adams and brother Tulofoaina. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

 

Gail-Renee K. U‘u, 31, of Kaneohe, a care giver, died Aug. 13, 1998 in Kailua. Born in Kailua, she is survived by husband Miguel III; daughters Brandi and Briana; mother Pearl Lambert; brothers Dennis, John, Jess, James and Jacob Lambert; and sister Robertine Victorino. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

 

Jo Ann L. Uwekoolani, 52, of Paia, Maui, a paramedical assistant at Kula Hospital, died Saturday Oct 17, 1998 at home. Born in Puunene, Maui, she is survived by husband John W.; sons Johnnathan, Johnstan, Johnley and Johnsen; daughters Johnna Decambra and Johnnette Cremer; mother Maryann Kahalehoe; brothers Joaquin and William Kahalehoe; sister Margaret Bair; hanai sisters Alberta Canha and Eloise Okimoto; and 14 grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

 

Kenneth K. Uyechi, 76, of Honolulu, a retiree from Kapalama Military Reservation, died March 19, 1998  at home. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janet Y.; sons Clayton and Chester; daughter Christine Lau; brother Seitaro; sister Nancy C. Toma; stepdaughter Maureen Adams, and two grandchildren. Private services.

 

Nobuko Uyechi,73, of Wahiawa died Monday Apr 20, 1998 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Hakalau, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Herman Y. and daughter Karon Y. Aoki. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Cyrus H. Uyeda, 64, of Honolulu, an independent insurance agent, died Thursday Jun 4, 1998 in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by mother Shizue, brothers Stanley and Edwin, sister Evelyn Kurogi, and hanai family Marian and Arnold Nishi. Memorial services: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Masaye Uyeda, 98, of Honolulu, died June 15, 1998  at Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Holualua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Warren and Herbert; daughter-in-law and caregiver June Uyeda, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services were private.

 

Toshiko Uyehara, also known as Toshi Uehara, 95, of Waipahu, a retired employee for Hakalau Sugar Plantation, died Tuesday Feb 17, 1998 in Liliha Health Care. Born in Yonabaru, Okinawa, she is survived by son Wallace; daughters Katsuko Nakamura, Helen Wada, Betty Ogi and Joanne Toyama; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Winston K. Uyehara, 71, of Honolulu, a retired manager for Futenma Bowling Center, died Monday Nov 30, 1998 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Sprecklesville, Maui. He is survived by wife Sadako; son Brian; daughters Karen N. and Sandra A.; brothers Kenneth K. and Richard E., and sisters Lillian Y. Ishiki and Judy Y. Uyehara. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Yukuo Uyehara, 93, of Honolulu died Oct. 9, 1998 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Kumamoto, Japan, he is survived by wife Toshiko, and daughter Kay Buhrendorf. Private services.

 

Masaju Uyeki,98, of Honolulu, a retired saw filer for Amfac, died Sunday Nov 22, 1998 at home. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, he is survived by wife Sadano, sons Kenneth and Jesse, daughter Alice Kimoto, sister Michiyo Sato, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Masae Uyemura, 77, of Honolulu died July 7, 1998 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Haena, Kauai, she is survived by husband Manabu; son Miles M.; daughters Faith F. Ching and Amy E. Uyemura; brothers Sunao and Tetsuo Ito; sisters Yoshie Maruta, Yayoi Mizumura, Fusae Ohara and Lorraine M. Wagoner; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

 

Hatsumi Uyeno, 70, of Mililani, a former employee at Hilo Macaroni Factory, died Friday Nov 6, 1998 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by sons Garret and Warren; daughters Lanell Miyashita, Colette Moskwa and Rochele Guthrie; brothers Akio, Ralph and Alan Murata; and sisters Patsy and Miyuki Murata, Kinue Furukado and Virginia Akahoshi. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

 

Clifford K. “Chop Chop” Uyesato,83, of Ewa Beach, a retired federal building inspector, died Monday Apr 13, 1998 in Maunalani Nursing Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Hatsue; sons Robert S., James T. and Allen K.; daughters Hazel Y. Yahiku and Jane A. Clem; sister Myrna Yamanoha, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m.  Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Kimiyo Uyesugi, 88, of Waipahu died Feb. 6, 1998  in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii, she is survived by daughters Doris Kato, Edith Ishinaga and Nancy Miyatake; brother Richard Endo; sisters Doris Fujimoto and Lillian Suzuki; and six grandchildren. Services held.

 

Violet S. Uyetake, 68, of Honolulu, a retired general cashier at the former Kahala Hilton Hotel, died Tuesday Mar 24, 1998 in Queen’s Hospital.  She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Thomas T.; sons Thomas T. Jr. and Steven T.; daughters Lorna Lee and Joy Uyetake; mother Ayame Haida; brother Charles Haida; sisters Jane Matsuura, Lillian Shiraishi, Patsy Choy and Doris Oka, and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.  Casual attire. No flowers.