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Honolulu County, Hawaii Obituary Collection

Honolulu County, Hawaii Obituary Collection - 5

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Date: Friday, 20 August 2010, at 12:13 p.m.

HELEN D’ARAUJO STREETER, 92, of Honolulu, died Dec. 1, 1999. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Gilbert; daughters, Angela McNutt, Janice Covolo and Dolores Bissonnette; sons, Gilbert and John; sister, Katherine Dunham; brother, John D’Araujo; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection of the Lord - Waipahu, service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

TADASHI YAMASAKA, 84, of Waipahu, died Nov. 22, 1999. Born in Kapaa, Kauai. Retired from Oahu Sugar Co. as a welder. Survived by wife, Fumie; sons, Robert and Craig; five grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

KIKUNO WATAMURA TERAOKA, 98, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Nov. 23, 1999. Born in Moloaa, Kauai. Retired as a salesclerk with Miura Store in Kapaa. Survived by sons, Albert and Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Sumie Miyoshi. Private service. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

MARY ANN THORNTON, 65, of Honolulu, died Nov. 28, 1999. Born in Lexington, Ky. A ticket agent for Delta Air Lines. Survived by hanai daughter, Travis Arakawa; best friend, Nami Boerstoel; hanai grandson, Judah Boerstoel; sisters, Caroline Duckworth and Bernadine Halverson. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

GILFORD “GIL” RAY TOLER, 67, of Aiea, died Nov. 27, 1999. Born in North Carolina. Retired from the Navy as a master chief petty officer; also retired as harbor pilot captain at Pearl Harbor. Survived by wife, Chiya; daughter, Sarina Pelletier; three grandchildren. Service 6:30 p.m, next Saturday at Fleet Reserve Association. Graveside services 10:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

NANCY A. VITERISE, 63, of Kailua, died Nov. 27, 1999. Survived by sons, Tracy and Franklin. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

EI “EIKO” YAMAGUCHI, 73, of Waipahu, died Dec. 2, 1999. Born in Tokyo. Member of Mililani Christian Church. Survived by daughters, Joyce Kozuma and Janis Yamaguchi; brother, Inezo Tanabe; sister, Motoko Tanabe; a granddaughter. Service 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park mauka chapel. No flowers. Casual attire.

TADASHI YAMASAKA, 84, of Waipahu, died Nov. 22, 1999. Born in Kapaa, Kauai. Retired from Oahu Sugar Co. as a welder. Survived by wife, Fumie; sons, Robert and Craig; five grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

KENNETH H. ZAIMA, 79, of San Diego, formerly of Wailua, Kauai, died Nov. 28, 1999. Born in Makaweli, Kauai. Worked in the civil service for 35 years; also a veteran of World War II who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion. Survived by wife, Satsuki; children, Janis Zaima Leong, Harold and Arlene Zaima Hahnenfeld; six grandchildren; brother, James; sisters, Rose Ibara, Gladys Shintani, Marjorie Johnson, Patsy Sakai, Mary Ann Shimamoto and Ruth Johnson. Graveside services 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by El Camino Mortuary, San Diego.

Ken Alford, 79, musician and local TV personality
Ken Alford, Hawaii television personality and leader of the Dixiecats, died Thursday. He was 79.
Alford starred in the children’s show, “Sheriff Ken’s Posse” and “Sheriff Ken’s Rangers,” from 1953 until 1965, on KGMB-TV and KONA-TV. Alford also led the Dixieland band the Dixiecats for many years around the Islands.
Alford came to Hawaii in 1949 as a radio announcer for KULA Radio, where he specialized in country music. In 1951, he moved to KGU Radio where he was “Kornfed Ken,” doing a country music jamboree show.
In 1953 he got his big break when he began doing commercials for the “Cisco Kid” television show here in the Islands and was hired by KGMB to do the “Sheriff Ken” show. He moved to KONA (now KHON) in 1958.
Alford was also an accomplished musician. His forte was the trumpet, and he enjoyed playing Dixieland jazz.
In 1950 in Honolulu, he formed the Dixieland group, the Dixiecats. From then until 1966 the Dixiecats played Sundays at the Moana Hotel Banyan Court. Alford and his band enjoyed several highlights during their long-running careers, such as performing for four presidents — Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon — and playing for Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman when they visited the Islands. Both musicians sat in with the Dixiecats and performed with them, and Armstrong attended Alford’s wedding.
In 1960, Alford was named “Entertainment Father of the Year” by the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce.
In 1965, Alford hung up his showbiz spurs as “Sheriff Ken” and joined New York Life Insurance Co. as an insurance underwriter. But the Dixiecats lived on, and continued to play around the Islands.
Alford was born in Santa Cruz, Calif. During World War II he served in the Army, performed in jazz bands and helped organize USO performances.
A combo he brought together in 1945 called the “Al Kenny Five” performed professionally in Lake Tahoe before his move to Hawaii.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; sons, Ken Jr., Thomas and John; daughter, Nancy Alford; a grandchild; and sisters, Dorothy Smith and Myra McWhinney.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Star of the Sea Church; Mass will be at 12:30 p.m. Inurnment will follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The family requests flowers be omitted and aloha attire.
Arrangements are by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Edward Kalahiki, ex-chief of Boxing Commission, 86
Edward Keaiwohi Kalahiki, the easygoing chairman of the state Boxing Commission who cast the famous deciding vote to ban Muhammad Ali from boxing in Hawaii, died Nov. 28. He was 86.
“I think he would have gone along with the match until I got involved,” said former boxing commissioner Bobby Lee. “But once he saw how it was, he voted to stop the fight.”
Kalahiki and Lee made national news in 1981 when they, along with commissioner Walter Cho in a 3-2 commission count, voted to defer a decision on whether Ali could fight in Hawaii. Although the fight had been set to go, the last-minute commission vote effectively stopped the fight because it postponed the decision past Ali’s 39th birthday, making him too old to legally get a boxing license in Hawaii. The match eventually was rescheduled in Puerto Rico.
Ali, who by then was on the down side of his once-brilliant career, had been matched against heavyweight boxer John Gardner.
Kalahiki was first appointed to the Boxing Commission in 1973 by Gov. John Burns.
Through the years, the good-humored, cigar-smoking Kalahiki reigned over the Hawaii boxing scene during some of its most colorful years, often squaring off against Hawaii’s most famous boxing promoter, Sad Sam Ichinose.
Kalahiki was seen by boxing insiders as a fair, independent, “straight-down-the-middle man.”
He left the commission shortly after the Ali vote, saying he was ready to retire. Kalahiki was born in Honolulu and lived in Hauula at the time of his death.
He is survived by his daughters, Laverne Kauhane, Christine Brown and Edwina Hiapo; 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 11 at Nuuanu Mortuary. Service will be at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. The family requests aloha attire.

CARIDAD “CARI” BIMBO ANDRADA, 73, of Kailua, died Nov. 28, 1999. Born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A cook retired from Andy’s Drive Inn and R.C. Drive Inn. Survived by husband, Venancio; children, Beatrice Quadra, Mildred Castaneda, Carol Dela Cruz and Vincent Andrada; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Francisco and Felipe Bimbo. Visitation 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, service 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

NICHOLAS F. DEALBENEY, 59, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died Nov. 5, 1999. Born in California. Retired as a general construction carpenter. Survived by fiancee, Mary Ketzler; sons, Manuel, Solomon and Allen; brother, Ron Sherman; sister, Luba Albert; a granddaughter. Memorial service at a later date. Arrangements by Memorial Mortuary.

SHARON BERNAL GABAYAN, 48, of Mililani, died Nov. 27, 1999. An assistant administrator for the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. Survived by husband, LeRoy; parents, Bill and Jo Bernal; son, William Bernal; daughters, Sharolyn Gregory, Christina and Jessica Gabayan; sisters, Carol Bernal and Tina Hashida; a granddaughter. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

EDMUND TAM HEU, 68, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Nov. 28, 1999. Born in Honolulu. Retired as a foreman with the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation. Survived by wife, Gloria; sons, Edmund, Fabian, Robin and William; brothers, Benjamin, Frederick, Leonard and Daniel; sister, Aileen Enos; 17 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Hilo Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, service 7:30 p.m.; graveside service 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.

HELEN PUMEHANA GRUBE HOKE, 60, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Dec. 1, 1999. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Arthur Jr.; daughters, Wanda Pua-Kaipo, Kris Hoke and Shelby Orwell; sons, Arthur III and Mike Hoke; brothers, Charles, Rufus and Laurens Grube; sister, Dorothy Kennell; hanai daughters, Genesis Kauhi and Linda Kaeo; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at New Hope Christian Fellowship on Kupulau Road, service 11 a.m. Casual attire.

NOBORU HORI, 89, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Nov. 29, 1999. Born in Waialua, Oahu. A retired employee of Economics Store and Hiromu Yamanaka Realty Inc. in Hilo. Survived by wife, Tatsuko; brother, Tamotsu; sisters, Misao Omiya, Shizue Kohashi, Kay Saito and Yuki Oshima. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.

EDWARD KEAIWOHI KALAHIKI, 86, of Hauula, died Nov. 28, 1999. Born in Honolulu. A retired state employee. Survived by daughters, Laverne Kauhane, Christine Brown and Edwina Hiapo; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary, service 10 a.m.; burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

MASARU KASUGA, 85, of Honolulu, died Nov 28, 1999. Survived by wife, Bertha; daughters, Dorothea Fujinaga and Pamela Okihara; five grandchildren. Visitation from 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Services for MILTON “BLACKEY” KAUO, 60, of Honolulu, who died Nov. 25, 1999, will be private. Updated information has been provided by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

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