Obituaries
Monday, September 30, 1996

Stone was an
isle publishing giant

By Helen Altonn
Star-Bulletin



Marjorie "Margie" Hanson Stone, 68, former Honolulu Star-Bulletin reporter and columnist, died last Saturday at her Kaneohe home.

She had been ill since suffering a stroke about a year ago, her husband, F. Warren Stone said.

Also, she contracted an ailment on a trip to Nepal 10 years ago that caused her severe pain but was never identified, he said.

She was considered ahead of her time, pioneering movements for women's rights and venturing into the newspaper and publishing businesses.

"Her whole life, she thought of herself as a journalist, whatever she did," her husband said.

She was managing editor for the Stanford Daily newspaper in 1947.

She worked for the Star-Bulletin from 1948 to 1950 covering a political beat -- then a job usually done by men. She also worked for the newspaper's former magazine, writing a Miracle Mile column that Cobey Black had made popular.

She wrote for the Army in Tokyo in 1952-1954, then edited Valley Newspapers in Los Angeles from 1954-56. She returned to the Star-Bulletin as reporter and columnist from 1956-1958.

Stone said he dragged her away from the paper to help him when he started Hawaii Tourist News.

"I begged her. She didn't want to leave the Bulletin. She loved it there."

She continued as a feature writer, as well as editor and publisher, of the Tourist News.

Besides that publication, the Stone Publishing Corp. turned out the Hawaii Travel Monthly, Guide to Oahu and publications for many organizations, such as the State Federation of Labor, AFL--CIO, Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Navy submarine base at Pearl Harbor and private companies.

By 1985 they had sold off everything except a Japanese Guide to Hawaii, which they kept. "And it was her idea," her husband said. "We were negotiating with a guy over price and she said, ‘Keep the Japanese Guide.' I said, ‘OK. You always seem to be right.'

"That was the brightest lady you ever met."

She remained president of Stone Publishing Co. until her death. "I was the gofer," her husband said. "She was managing. I would do what she told me to do."

He was initiated into the Hawaii Publisher's Hall of Fame but said the honor belonged to his wife.

The couple worked together in business and real estate development. She managed Hanson properties in Santa Maria, Calif., where she was born.

She contributed to many causes, her husband said. "She had a checkbook that was very liberal."

She was an early feminist with major concerns about zero population growth and planned parenthood. "As she said, 'We're a finite spaceship,' " her husband said.

Survivors include a daughter, Tracy, an architect in Los Angeles; and son Peter of Honolulu, involved in managing properties here and in California.

Her life will be celebrated from 4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Oahu Country Club. No flowers; donations to charity of choice. Casual attire.


Elizabeth K. "Auntie Lazy" Awai, 79, of Kahului, a retired state cook, died yesterday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She is survived by sons James, Peter, Lawrence, Llewellyn, Glen and Ward; sisters Hattie Piltz and Ruth Macdonald; stepsister Sweetheart Inciong; 29 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary-Norman's. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Manuel "Maka" Cariaga, also known as Flash, is also survived by daughter Bernice Albiar. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Flora M. "Kim" Chang, 71, of Wahiawa died Thursday in Wahiawa General Hospital. She is survived by sons Ernest W.S. Jr. and Raymond S.M.; daughters Elizabeth K. Yadao, Patricia L. and Adrianne K. Chang, Ellen L. Quilinderino, Eunice K. Park and Flora Mae McKay-Chang; sisters Annie Lopez, Rose Wilson and Margaret "Kim" Thomson; brothers John, Joe and David Kim; 22 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Service: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Consuelo K.A.T. Ho, native of Kauai, is also survived by Darlene L. Albinio. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Joseph K. Huihui, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Brewery Corp. (Primo Beer) bottler, died Monday in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bertha K.; son Joseph K. McCarthy; daughters Diana C. Tuazon and Jo K. Keohohou; brother Moses; sisters Sarah Marcell and Emily Issenmann; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Wake: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Charles B. Kane, 57, of Honolulu, an employee for Glady's Lei Stand at Honolulu Airport, died last Saturday in Tripler Hospital. He is survived by mother Martha B. "Maleka" Ames; and sisters Betty Ann Kalaau, Luana N. DeFreitas and Drena L. Kane. Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

John S. "Bolo" Kealoha, 80, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army laborer, died Sept. 16 in Maluhia Hospital. He is survived by wife Catherine K.; sons John S. Jr. and William B. Kealoha, and Guy Ruiz; stepsons Robert C. and Manuel J. Vierra, daughters Julia K. Merrill and Charlotte L. Kealoha; stepdaughters Yvonne S. Kauhi and Linda S. Ladao; 28 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Service: 1 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 238 Avocado St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Tatsunobu "Tats" Machiguchi, 68, of Honolulu, a retired stevedore, died Sept. 20 in Queen's Hospital. He is survived by sons Guy, Dean, Ivan, Cyrus, Mark, Jon and Aaron; stepdaughters Dawn Takatsuki and Sandy Kameekua; sisters Aiko Morite, Judy Kimura and Kimiko Inaba; and nine grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

John A. Soto Jr., 70, of Kalaheo, Kauai, an Amfac Distribution Inc. retiree, died last Saturday in Queen's Hospital. Soto, a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II, is survived by wife Josephine H.; sons Andrei, Irving and Stafford; daughters Lorinda Cosier and OrianaLee; brothers Peter and Eugenio H.; sisters Virginia Ortiz, Emma Freitas and Marie Rivera; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Hillmen Tartios, 34, of Honolulu, a Termite Fumigating Co. fumigator, died Sept. 7 at home. He is survived by father Illiam; daughter Selmina; brothers Arlington, Arlentino, Romeo, Marino and Walter; and sisters Ruby Mottolang, Helfred Ruma, Anita Bol, Emlok Malolo and Mona Jekkein. Service: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Burial to be held later.

Seu Chung Wong, 65, of Wahiawa, a cook for Peach Garden Restaurant, died Sept. 17 in Queen's Hospital. He is survived by brothers John S.H. and Siu Ying; and sisters Seu Ming Wong-Lum, Siu Gune Wong-Ho and Siu Yong Wong of Hong Kong. Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Lin Yee Chung Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Malcolm B. Wright, 81, of Honolulu, a Chrysler Corp. contract administrator and chaplain for Chaplaincy Waikiki Beach, died Tuesday in Straub Hospital. He is survived by wife Frances W.; son Timothy P.; daughter Joan M. Hearn; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire.

Lance K. Yamamoto, 55, of Honolulu, a retired Associated Steel iron worker, died Sunday in Straub Hospital. He is survived by daughters Tyana L. and Tany K.; companion Judy S. Bertelmann; ex-wife Jeane; mother Mildred N.; brothers Richard S. and Gregg S.; sisters Verna K. Olson and Grace S. Takahashi; and two grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Marvin J. Berenzweig, 80, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army colonel, died Thursday in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Priscilla; daughter Priscilla Valles; son John, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Gus Dicks, 78, of Wahiawa, a chef for the Merchant Marine, died Sept. 16 in Honolulu. He is survived by nephew Nick Benuska. Private services.

Norman W. Faulkner, 77, of Katikati, New Zealand, formerly of Kailua, died Friday at home. Faulkner, a U.S. Navy chief petty officer who served during World War II, was a retired manager for Theo H. Davies, Honolulu Iron Works and Hawaiian Express Service Inc. He is survived by wife Joan Warburton; son Bruce; daughter Karen Brown; sisters Shirlee Bernardoni and "Diddy"; Magnelli, and four grandchildren. Services to be held.

Bernice Young Ho, of Honolulu, 81, a retired McKinley High School educator, died Friday at her home. She is survived by son Bruce S.F.; daughters Penny M.I. Lum and Wendy M.L. Brizdle; brothers Tin Hoon “Sonny” and Raymond Young; sister Sai Yew Young, and seven grandchildren. Services: Memorial at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary.

Shigeru Koizumi, 74, of Waipahu, an Oahu Sugar Co. retiree, died Wednesday in Waipahu. He

is survived by wife Betty T.; sons Arnold and Adrian; daughter Aileen Bello; brothers James, Alfred and Thomas; sisters Dorothy Kaya and Jean Miyahara, and five grandchildren. Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Freida Leon, 88, of Honolulu, volunteer teacher for Glens Falls Schools, died Sept. 18 in Maluhia Hospital. She is survived by daughter Marty Moriguchi; sister Shirley Zwibel, and four grandchildren. Private services.

James B. "Jimbo" Medlock Jr., 31, of Wahiawa died last Monday in Queen's Hospital. He is survived by parents James and Tetsuyo; sister Karen, and brother John. No services. Donations suggested to the Life Foundation, 333 N. King St., Honolulu 96817.

Herman J. Meuron, 81, of Honolulu, a real estate broker, died Wednesday in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Anita. No services. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Phillipine Nora Salote Pilolevu M. Mokofisi, of Laie, 74, died Sept. 23 in Kahuku Hospital. She is survived by husband Malakai M.; sons Alifeleti Malakai, Kalupano Vunivalu, Filipo Taufatahi and Michael Samuel Mokofisi; daughters Mikaela Telesia Mokofisi, Luseane Suliafu, Emaleti Mokofisi and Siosiana Telesia Mokofisi; mother Soana Hainamo'uta Falepapalangi; sister Karoline Margaret P. Tautuaa; brother Philip G.S. Muller, and 15 grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary and 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Laie North Stake, 6th Ward. Call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial: Noon, Laie Cemetery.

Hisao Nagahisa, of Kaneohe, 70, a retired Tokyu Travel Agency clerk, died Thursday in Castle Hospital. He is survived by wife Rachael A.; daughters Joan Takazono, Lois Nakamura and Nora Nagahisa; brother Kazumi; sister Tomoe Nishi, and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: Thursday, private. Casual attire. No flowers.

June Y. Ono, 84, of Kailua, a retired salesclerk, died Sunday. 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.

Devante J.S. Robinson, infant son of Dennis Robinson Jr. and Joanne Savea, died Wednesday in Honolulu. He is also survived by grandparents Jane Robinson, Graciano Ronquillo, Dionisia Brooks and John Savea, and great-grandparents Anacleto and Herminigilda Sabado. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Samuel K. Saslaw, 83, of Kailua, a court reporter, died Wednesday in Kailua. He is survived by wife Eliisa Salmi-Saslaw; daughter Minna; son Roger; daughter Laura Schneider; sister Irene Ross, five grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Services to be held.

Lusiano B. Tamayo, 82, of Waipahu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base aircraft mechanic, died last Monday in St. Francis-West Hospital. He is survived by wife Marjorie; son Darryl, and daughter Donna DeMello. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Raymond "Ray" "Tomi-Tomi" E. Thome,of Kailua-Kona, 77, a disc jockey in Kona known as "Tomi-Tomi" and also an electrical engineer and World War II Navy veteran, died Wednesday in Farmington Hills, Mich. He is survived by brother Father Edwin Thome; sisters Ruth Thome, Mildred Thome-Lark, Marie Thome-Kennedy and Sister Noreen Thome, with Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, Waterville, Maine. Services: Mass 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 75-5769 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial in the church cemetery following the Mass.

Rupo Timonio, 96, of Wahiawa died Sept. 14 in Aiea. He is survived by daughter Heide Helfer and a grandchild. Private services.

Bertha M. Wiedmann, 92, of Kaneohe died Wednesday in Kaneohe. She is survived by daughter Dorothy Booth; brother Wendell Pasco, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.




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