Marianna Pineda, the sculptor who created the eight-foot statue of Queen Liliuokalani between the state Capitol and Iolani Palace, died Nov. 24 of pancreatic cancer at her home in Boston. She was 71.
Pineda's rendering of the queen -- "The Spirit of Liliuokalani" -- was unveiled in 1982 and became the focal point for the centennial of the U.S. armed invasion of the Hawaiian kingdom on Jan. 17, 1993. At that time 15,000 people gathered near the statue.
Pineda, who lived in Hawaii in 1970, cast the statue in Boston and had it shipped to Hawaii.
Another Pineda work, a figure of a seated woman called "The Accusative," is located inside the offices of the Commission on the Status of Women in the Kamamalu Building in Honolulu.
Pineda also produced "Search for the Queen," a documentary on Queen Liliuokalani's life and the creation of the bronze memorial. It was released this year.
Urbano M. Ajolo, 89, of Honolulu, a retired federal custodian for Tripler Army Medical Center, died Saturday at home. Ajolo, a U.S. Army and Coast Guard veteran, was born in San Fernando City, La Union, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Eufemia B.; sons James J. Torio, and Manny, Wilson and Jackson Ajolo; daughters Lourdes Balmilero, Leatrice Alcantara, Virginia Costa, Ligaya Suzuki and Shirley Rodrigues; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Service: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Frank Andrade, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired machinist and former Oahu Railway and Land Co. employee, died Friday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Hawaii, he is survived by sons James, Frank, Gordon and Abraham Andrade, and Richard Jones; daughters Diana and Nicole Jones; and two great-grandchildren. Service: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Buddy A. Bali, also known as Abraham Bali, 69, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance worker for several Waikiki condominiums, died last Thursday in St. Francis Hospital. Bali, also a U.S. Army postal clerk, was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Margaret A., also known as Peggy Dawson Bali; stepdaughter Annette P. Perreira; daughters Debra A. Sistoza-Bali, Vanessa J. Wilkerson-Bosque, Beverly L. Wescott-Alanis and Cheryl G. Ramo; brother David; sisters Rosita Baloran, Consuelo Cruz and Virginia Hernando; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Call after 6 p.m. Burial with military honors: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Rodrigo A. Balonzo, 49, of Waimanalo, a maintenance worker for Hawaii Kai Golf Course, died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Talogtog Dolores Abra, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Aida; sons Richard and Ronald; daughters Ailardina and Angelin; parents Gregorio and Tomasa; brothers Florencio, Johnny and Ernest; sisters Beatrice, Corazon, Julie, Marie and Lerma; and two grandchildren. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. George Church in Waimanalo. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.
Fern H. Blumenkamp, 79, of Honolulu died Monday in the Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. Born in McCloud, Okla., she is survived by son Thomas P.; daughter Sandra Cooley; brothers L.B. and Dale Held; sister Bonnie Blake; and two grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes.
Octtivia K. Borges, 70, of Hilo died Monday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by sisters Annie K. Kauhane, Muriel Cha and Momi Bell; brothers Joseph Jr. and Samuel; hanai brothers Moses, Joseph, Ray, Kalani and Kahekili Moke, Robert P. Keliihoomalu, Charles Moody and Herbert Tom; and hanai sisters Sandra Lee, Theresa Gomes, Thelma Kamekona, Edith Brown, Theresa Correa, Kaieie Ioane and Lauae Young. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.
Susie K. Claonan, 70, of Kailua, a retired Oahu Community Correctional Center nurse, died Monday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Guilirmo; sons Gilmore and Brian K.; daughter Sharon Kauhane; mother Clara Burgo; father Ambrose Burgo; and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 11 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary, call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Nenita C. Duque, 54, of Waipahu, a janitress, died Nov. 13 in Straub Hospital. Born in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, she is survived by husband Jaime; son Gerardo C.; daughters Evangeline C. Duque and Hilda dela Vega; sister Merlita E. Ruiz; and two grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 6 p.m. Burial to be held later. Casual/aloha attire.
Edna K. Enomoto, 82, of Waianae, a retired housekeeper, died Nov. 18 in Ewa Beach. Born in North Kohala, Hawaii, she is survived by brothers Jun and John; sister Kashiko Kobayashi; and caretakers Patricia J. Clark and Frances Janssen. Private services.
Iwao Fujimori, 77, of Kaimuki, a retired Plumbing Specialty and Supply salesman/manager, died Saturday in Kuakini Hospital. Fujimori, a World War II veteran, served with the 100th Battalion, D Company. Born in Paauilo, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Lillian H.M.; brothers Hiroshi, Mitsugu, Kiyoshi and Tsutomu; half brothers Paul, Franklin and Kenneth Akasaka; and half sister Ruth Palacios. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.
Herbert T. Hayase, 61, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Transportation, Harbors Division, accounts clerk, died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Thelma A.; son Lyle A.; daughter Lynelle M.; mother Shizue; and brothers Clarence K. and Ralph M. Memorial service: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.
Satsuko Hine, 91, of Honolulu died last Thursday at home. Born in Japan, she is survived by daughters JoAnn H. Auyong and Michiko Ouchi; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.
Lisa L. Inouye, 44, of Kalaheo, Kauai, died Nov. 15 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Waimea, Kauai, she is survived by mother Harriet; brothers Milton and Kelvin; and sister Lynette Helmstetler. Private services.
Mildred F. Johansen, 87, of Honolulu died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Aiea, she is survived by brother Yasuo Takata. Service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Thomas Kelso, 52, of Champaign, Ill., formerly of Hawaii, an attorney, died Sept. 29 at home. Born in Urbana, Ill., he is survived by wife Bettye; sons Robert E. and Evan K.; stepson Robert E. Russell; stepdaughters Elizabeth A. Kelso and Joy Stollings; brother Bruce D.; sister Mary A. Curran; and mother Loretta M.D. Services held. Donations suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, 302 W. Church St., Champaign, Ill., or charity.
Kiyoko "Mildred" Kimura, 74, of Pearl City, a Pepsi Cola Co. retiree, died Monday in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Pearl City, she is survived by husband Edward T.; daughter Valerie T. Kurizaki; brothers James, Samuel, Frank and David Hirosane; sisters Sadami Ige and Helen Horibe; and two grandchildren. Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.
Elizabeth H.K. Kuhia, 70, of Kahuku died Monday in Kahuku Hospital. Born in Laie, she is survived by husband David; sons David Jr. and Alfred; daughters Nani Nihipali, Kela Miller, Geraldine Brigoli and Rachael Estrada; brothers Pele, Jacob, Kealoha and Lincoln Kaio; sisters Lucille Marasco, Nina Boyd and Lorraine Sam; 31 grandchildren; and 65 great-grandchildren. Service: noon Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie First Ward. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Casual attire.
Walter K.C. Mark, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base crash firefighter, died Nov. 17 in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by daughter Hilda Stewart; brothers Henry, Charles and George; sister Lena Hung; and a grandson. Private services.
William J. Mazurek, 48, of Honolulu died Tuesday at home. Born in Chicago, he is survived by mother Marcia Germaine; father William; daughters Lori, Amy and Mindy; wife Susan; sisters Sandra Walpole and Monica Gruszynski; and a grandson. Service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Hearts Church. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Tadashi Murakami, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Amfac salesman, died Nov. 16 in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Doris S.; son Paul I.; daughter Evelyn K. Oshiro; sisters Beatrice Nakahara, Irene Toyofuku, Miyuki Ogami and Miyo Nakaoka; and two grandchildren. Private services.
George H. Muramatsu, 50, of Aiea, a GTE facility technician, died Saturday in Straub Hospital. Born in Hakalau, Hawaii, he is survived by parents Akira and Setsumi; brother Owen T.; and sister Naomi. Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Ito "Edith" Nishikawa, 91, of Wahiawa died Nov. 18 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Wahiawa, she is survived by son Raymond K.; sister Alice U. Nishiyama; brothers Lawrence Y. and Thomas M. Kunihisa; and three grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Calvary Independent Church, 1375 California Ave., Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786 or Hanalei School, 94-294 Anania Drive, Mililani, Hawaii 96789.
Ruou Thi Pham, 80, of Honolulu died Tuesday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Qui Nguyen; sons Tien and Nghiu Nguyen; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Buddhist services: 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Valley of the Temples.
Elizabeth M. Reilly, 90, of Honolulu, formerly of New York, a housekeeper for a private home, died Nov. 19 in Honolulu. Born in Co Louth, Ireland, she is survived by sons James E. and Dr. Desmond E.; daughter Maureen E. Gilligan; brother Jack Clarke; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Tiani K. Reyes, 5, of Honolulu, a Linapuni Elementary School student, died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by parents Paul and Terrilynn; sister Tatiana; brother Paul K.; grandparents Hannah and Henry C. Reyes, Raylene Cenido, Joseph Labajo and John K. Madali Jr.; and great-grandparents Mae Cenido, Raymond Cenida, and Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Lima. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 9 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary, call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.
Muriel K.P. "Pono" Rogers, 58, of Honolulu died Nov. 19 in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Wayne K.K.; daughter Leedrina-Ann Tinder; sons Bernard Jr. and Eugene Palea; mother Julia K. Polelia; sisters Haleiwa Kalau, Hannah Brede, Loraine Purdy, Melecia Carreira and Roberta Keinath; brother Richard Polelia; and seven grandchildren. Service: noon Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Lela D. Russell, 94, of Honolulu died Monday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Winterset, Iowa, she is survived by husband Ralph D.; son Robert D.; daughter Joanne Hamamoto; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. No services.
Thomas K. Suzuki, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Monarch Packing Inc. president, died Nov. 18 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by son Andrew T.; daughters Ann M. Suzuki-Ching and Christine L. Suzuki; brothers Kaoru, Yasuo and Hiroshi; and seven grandchildren. Private services.
Anna S. Teixeira, 67, of Honolulu died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by stepson Abel Hokoana; stepdaughter Joann Hokoana; brothers Abel, July and Stanley Simeona; and sisters Estell Fatu, Alice Ravencraft, Beatrice Naniho and Rhoda Burgo. Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
John W.O. Tsang, 49, of Wahiawa, a Helemano Plantation business manager, died Nov. 19 in Taiwan. Born in Hong Kong, he is survived by wife Nancy; sons Kent and Kavin; daughter Kathleen; mother Tsang Sin Mee Lin; brother Ian and Joe; and sister Rhoda Chang. Memorial service: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kealiiokamalu Church, 66-370 Haleiwa Road. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire.
Kenji Umeda, 87, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired commercial fisherman, died Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Kau, Hawaii, he is survived by son David; and daughter Karen. Service: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Clarence W. Witthans, 96, of Kamuela, Hawaii, an engraver, died Sunday at home. Born in Illinois, he is survived by son Robert E.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Casual/aloha attire. No flowers.