ALFRED KUMALAE, 69, of Honolulu, died Nov. 30, 1999. Survived by son, Wayne Joel Brandon; stepfather, Al Palmieri; sisters, Connie Gregory and Carol Rimell; brothers, Alan and Vernon; one granddaughter. Private inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by UItimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.
RICHARD L. MADAMBA, 90, of Honolulu, died Dec. 11, 1999. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired stevedore with McCabe Hamilton and Reny. Survived by wife, Helen; sons, Ben, Daniel, Richard Jr.; daughters, Linda Tongson and Jean Madamba; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Moanalua Ward. Burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
MARGARET LEILANI MCSHANE, 78, of Honolulu, died Dec. 6, 1999. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Retired from Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange. Survived by sons, Edward Makalo Jr., Paul “Moki” Matthews, Edmund, David; daughters, Ipo Aila, Euginia Matthews, Alice Corriera, Charlene Awo, Marlene McShane; brothers, Benjamin, Hymie and Anthony Smith; sisters, Theresa Gomez, Abigail Akima, Louise Soloman, Lillian Sabedo; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mass 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Church; inurnment 10 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
JUDITH PATRIA MIGUEL, 76, of Pearl City, died Dec. 2, 1999. Born in Honolulu. Retired from ARA Services. Survived by sons, Charles Suan, Joseph “Sonny,” Lindberth “Lind,” Robert “Bob,” Rueben “Mike” Miguel; daughters, Lillian Alcaraz, Patricia Miguel, Virginia “Dolly” Luna, Darlene Manuel, Lurline Ejercito, Debra Caluya, Gloria Jaramillo, Judith “Judy” Miguel, Catherine Takeguchi; 30 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four brothers; two sisters. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel; service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary; service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
JOHN MORALES, 79, of Honolulu, died Dec. 8, 1999. Born in Kahuku. Retired laborer for the city. Survived by sons, Bobby, Wayne, Dean, Roger; daughters, Maryalyce Morales, Carolyn Morales-Cuaresma, Lydia Scheve; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ha’ae, Victoria Gualdarama, Matilda Morales, Adeline Hillman. Visitation 12:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 2:15 p.m. Burial 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
MIA REIKO MONTANA MURAMOTO, infant daughter of Richard Muramoto and Kris Murakami of Honolulu, died Dec. 12, 1999. Also survived by grandparents, Francis and Mini Muramoto and Les and Dorothy Murakami; great-grandfather, Kishio Muramoto; great-grandmother, Mitsuko Sumida. Visitation 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Makiki Christian Church; service 5:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
HENRY MATSUHEI NISHIMURA, 89, of Honolulu, died Dec. 11, 1999. Born in Honolulu. Retired schoolteacher with Likelike Elementary and member of the 100th Infantry Battalion. Survived by wife, Nancy; daughters, Gail Hayashi and Amy Timas; two grandchildren; brothers, Edwin and Charles; sister, Charlotte. Service 4 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
ALFRED PARESA, 90, of Honolulu, died Dec. 9, 1999. Born in Honolulu. Retired groundskeeper at University of Hawaii. Survived by son, Wilfred “Bill”; daughters, Teresa Mendonsa, Val “Jensen” Canlas, Gladys Gilding; sister, Madeline Maloney; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service noon. Burial follows at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire.
AGNES WONG KAHAUNAELE REBUGIO, 85,of Honolulu, died Dec. 8, 1999. Born in Kamalo, Molokai. Retired from Dole Cannery and member of Hale O Na Alii O Hawaii. Survived by daughter, Mate Lent; brother, Rudolph Madeyski; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann’s Church in Kaneohe; Mass 11:30 a.m. Burial follows at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
JOHN O. SALSEDO, 85, of Honolulu, died Dec. 3, 1999. Born in Kalapa, Hawaii. Retired heavy equipment operator at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Survived by wife, Christine; sons, John Michael, Paul, Albert, Norman, Alan; daughters, Margaret Kovaloff, Shirley Santana, Diana Elizary, Stephanie Santiago, Rebecca Salsedo-Julian; brothers, Raymond and Albert; sisters, Sikiela Rodrigues,Clara Burgo, Emily Correa, Lisa Flores, Minga Santiago, Tina Coler, Margaret Ferreira; 30 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
JOSE SAMIANO SR., 84, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died Dec. 10, 1999. Born in Bangi, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired X-ray technician with Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Survived by wife, Salud; sons, Jose Jr., Dante, Marcial, Rudy, Melvin; daughters, Carmen Ubasa and Evelyn Taroc; hanai daughter, Cecilia Ramirez; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 pm. Thursday at Garden Island Mortuary; rosary 6 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; Mass noon. Burial follows at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.
NELSON KIYOSHI SHIRAI, 56, of Honolulu, died Dec. 9, 1999. Born in Honolulu. Former city fire captain, retired from Wailupe fire station. Survived by wife, Lois; sons, Todd, Marc and Barry Okamura; daughters, Kellie Ann Tateyama, Lori Ann Perez, Tammy Hurley; mother, Yoshiko Shirai; brother, Wesley; sisters, Ginger Kahunahana and Susan Kahalekulu; two grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery; service 11 to noon; cremation follows. Inurnment 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.
ROSE CHRISTINA THOMPSON, 75, died Dec. 11, 1999. Born in Canada. Retired secretary. Survived by husband, Duncan; daughters, Terri, Liberta Fifield; brothers, Mike, Joe and Sam Farano; son, Thomas; six grandchildren. Inurnment 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Donations to Alzheimers Association.
YUK HOON WONG, also known as HOON KEE WONG, 87, of Honolulu, died Dec. 8, 1999. Born in Canton, China. Retired cook with the State Hospital. Survived by sons, Riley Mun Kong Wong and Randolph Kwock Kong Wong; daughter, Elvina Sue Yamashiro; brother, Yuk Sung Wong; sister, Pui Hung Cheng; eight grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; Chinese Buddhist services. Private burial.
RAYMOND KOON SIU YEE, 73, of Huntington Beach, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, died Dec. 9, 1999. Born in Honolulu. Youngest of 11 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sheong, founders of Yick Lung snack distributors, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survived by wife, Helene; daughters, Janice Galleher and Rachel Asman; son, Randall; four grandchildren; brother, Peter; sister, Constance Ching. Visitation 11:30 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church; service 12:30 p.m. Burial follows at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.
MIYOKI YOKOYAMA, 84, of Moiliili, died Dec. 1, 1999. Owner of Yokoyama Tofu and Vegetable Store and a 1994 Japanese Cultural Center outstanding community leader. Survived by sister, Elsie Tsukano; brothers, Dr.Richard and David; nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews. Service held. Donations to Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
CHERYL NALANI YOUNG, 54, died Dec. 4, 1999. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sister, Liann; brother, Nelson. Graveside service 9 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
Ernest Sneidman, leather retailer
Ernest J. Sneidman, founder of The Pocketbook Man store in Ala Moana Center, died Dec. 8 at his home on the slopes of Haleakala, Maui. He was 87.
Born in Harrisburg, Pa., Sneidman came to Hawaii in the 1930s as a soldier. He later opened a small leather goods stand in the Benson-Smith drug store in downtown Honolulu.
Eventually, he opened a luggage store downtown, and then opened the Ala Moana store, which remains.
He is survived by his wife, Iwalani Mottl; a son, Joel; three stepchildren, Tahi Reynolds, and Kamala and Joseph Mottl; three grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
His service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery.
Harry Yoshioka dies
Harry Yoshioka, whose Harry’s Music Store has been an institution in Kaimuki for decades, died Monday at Kuakini Medical Center. He was 90.
Yoshioka opened his store in 1946 across the street from its current location on Waialae Avenue. The tiny store sold mostly records, ukuleles and trumpets.
In 1955 he moved the business, and by the 1960s Harry’s Music Store would be the one-stop shop for just about everyone into music.
“When I was a student at (McKinley) high school — and that was in the ’60s — Harry was the guy to go to,” said Grant Okamura, director of bands at the University of Hawaii. “He supported music education, and he was always willing to help. When you couldn’t afford something, you could put it on tab and pay him back later.”
But a music store was not his first business choice, said Yoshioka’s son, Emmett. Although he played the trumpet and conducted the Hawaii Shochiku Orchestra in the 1940s, Harry Yoshioka’s dream was to open a shoe store.
He decided on the music store, however, and local musicians and band teachers are happy he did, Emmett said.
“When I taught band at McKinley, he always came to my rescue,” Okamura said. “‘I really need this thing’ — and he would say, ‘OK, here. Just pay me back later.’ Even a year later we’d pay him back. He always just helped us out.”
Yoshioka also sponsored local performances by internationally known musicians, such as trumpeters Doc Severinsen and Rafael Mendez.
He retired officially about 20 years ago, after his first stroke, but spent a lot of time at the store. Emmett said his father’s health declined over the past three years, and his body was “just too tired.”
In addition to his son, Harry Yoshioka is survived by his wife, Marian, and three grandchildren.
His funeral will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 22 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The family requests aloha attire and no flowers.
TEODORA CURAMMENG ALMAZAN, 72, of Waipahu, died Nov. 26, 1999. Born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of Paoay Currimao Organization. Survived by daughters, Concepcion Baetiong and Mildred Sadorra; brothers, George and Amancio Curammeng; sisters, Rosalina Oamil, Angela Chavez and Victoria Cacho; five grandchildren. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary makai chapel; Mass 10:15 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
DOUGLAS WILFRED ANDUHA, 63, of Wahiawa, died Dec. 11, 1999. Born in Paia, Maui. Retired from the Air Force. A Roosevelt High School graduate. Survived by wife, Vera; sons, Duane, Darien, Darrel, Derrick and Devin; 10 grandchildren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Anduha Sr.; brothers, Wayne, Manuel Jr. and Allan Anduha and Randy and John West; sisters, Sylvia Givens, Viola Fonseca, Susan Costa, Anita Kelly and Sandra Silva. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary makai chapel; prayer service 10 a.m. Burial service 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire.
GRACE MASAKO ARAKAKI, 83, of Honolulu, died Dec. 8, 1999. Born in Honolulu. Cook retired from Zippy’s, Waimalu. Survived by sons, Tommy, Eaton and Milton; daughter, Emmeline Miyashiro; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Higa, Nancy Shimabuku, Helen Kaneshiro, Doris Yamaguchi and Agnes Kim. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.