Obituaries
Thursday, April 17, 1997


Frederick T. “Freddie” Butler, 81, formerly of Hawaii is also survived by wife Maxine Roukema Denham. Additional information for an obituary yesterday was provided.

Eugenia C. Daos, 87, of Honolulu died Friday in Honolulu. Born in Villareal Samar, the Philippines, she is survived by sons Henry and Eduardo Copon; daughters Luz Copon, Aida Javier and Anacleta Domingo; sister Prima Mentigar; 26 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Church, Aiea. Call 5-9 p.m. Rosary: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Felomino Delos Reyes, 92, of Honolulu died March 28 in Honolulu. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by son Felomino Jr.; stepson Steven; daughter Violet Mamuad; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City.

Caridad Domingo, 59, of Waipahu died April 2 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in the Philippines, she is survived by husband Villamor; son Edwin; daughters Shirley Arciaga, Gloria Salinas and Thelma Kaleikini; brothers Ortello and Mark Guillermo; sisters Aurora Romuar and Aida Gillia; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Church, 229 Queen Emma Square. Call 8:30-10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Edward E. Edrada, 56, of Waipahu, an employee of Teleglobe Canada, died April 5 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Pahala, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Judy E. Sarno-Edrada; sons Luis “Dalo” and Lincoln; daughter Tina Mandac; brother Jose; sister Ann Hampton; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mildred Finkel, 82, of Honolulu died Monday in Honolulu. Born in Rose Hill, Iowa, she is survived by son William; daughter Florence V. Parma; brothers Richard and James Lister; sister Doris Schaeffer; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Services pending.

Noboru Higa, 85, who died March 17 was a resident of Waianae. Information for an obituary Sunday was incorrect.

Barbara J. Hoag, 60, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a student, died April 8 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Florida, she is survived by son Kenneth Mackey; daughters Barbara Mackey, Robin Hogen’esch, Jaime Harris and Sasha and Natasha Mackey; sisters Sojourner and Marcela Hoag; brothers Bill, Robert and Fernandez Mackey; and nine grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Robert L. Horton, 60, of Honolulu, a painting contractor, died Friday in Honolulu. Born in Michigan, he is survived by sisters Sheri Lynn Arristta and Patricia Branch. Services: 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Yacht Club. Casual attire.

Dolly A.Y. Kahiamoe, 79, of Hailiimaile, Maui died Sunday in Hailiimaile. Born on Maui, she is survived by husband John A.; daughters Mary Kalawaia and Daisy Sarol; sons Moses and Matthew; sister Blossom Dias; and brother William Akiu. Wake: 7:30 p.m. April 25 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. April 26 at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park.

Yoshiko Kawai, 86, of Honolulu died April 8 in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. Born in Honaunau, Kona, she is survived by daughters Eiko Yamamoto and Aiko Kimitsuka; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Elsie T. Kay, 88, of Honolulu died Thursday in Maluhia Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Venus Caspillo and Kitty Brendle; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 8:45 Monday at St. Theresa Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mitsuo “Jonah” Kitagawa, 82, of Honolulu died Sunday in Hale Pulama Mau. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by daughter Donna S. Kekina; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stanley F. Koerte, 65, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a state laborer, died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Koloa, Kauai, he is survived by wife Barbara P.; daughters Joanne Koerte and Cindy Duterte; sons Stanley and Michael J.; brother Otto; sisters Margaret Parraga, Violet Bogan and Grace Schultz; and four grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Lihue Lutheran Church. Call 10-11:45 a.m. Casual attire.

Kenneth M. Komoto, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Army veteran of the Korean War, Company L 5th Infantry Regiment, died April 7 in Tokyo. He also received a Purple Heart. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Tomiko; son Kotoku M.; daughter Kellie Mikioi; and sister Nancy T. Tsukamoto. Graveside services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Casual attire.

Leonard P. Kuttner, 54, of Honolulu died Saturday in Wahiawa. Born in Chicago, he is survived by children Richard, Michael and Nicole; mother Edith; and sister Bonny Tinebra. Services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Temple Emmanu-El. Call after noon. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Mervyn K. “Merv” Lam, 60, of Kaneohe, a retired cable splicer with Hawaiian Telephone Co., died Thursday in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Palolo, he is survived by companion Thelma A. Kaneshiro; children Mervyn K. Jr. and Stephen K.; father Alfred T.; brothers Harold La Pearl and Buddy Lam; sister Daphne Niau; hanai children Gaylene, Blane, Garret and Rick Kaneshiro; and two grandchildren. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Mary H.M. Macaheleg, 71, of Haleiwa died Sunday in Wahiawa. Born in Pauoa, she is survived by husband Peter; daughters Gwendolyn H. Macaheleg, Geraldine Guiterriez, Mercey Ho, Charlene Turner and Roxanne Smith; sons Jerome and Peter Macaheleg Jr. and Edwin Burtch; hanai mother Julia Omilda; sisters Minnie Recarte and Julie Brown; and brothers John and Samuel Makepa. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Call after 8:30 a.m.

Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bonifacio I. Maltezo, 86, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired farm hand, died Saturday in Honokaa Hospital. Born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Angela A.; sons Bonifacio Jr., Nemecio, Eliseo and Benny; daughters Larida Gamiao and Ester Vidad; brothers Tiborcio and Timoteo; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ella R. Mermod, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Girl Scout leader, died March 5 in Honolulu. Born in Walla Walla, Wash., she is survived by daughters Leilani Maunakea, Leilinda Suyemoto and Mary Ella Mermod; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mitsuno Nagahara, 89, of Palolo died Thursday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Hamakuapoko, Maui, she is survived by sons Richard J., Henry S., Roy T., Kenneth A. and Francis S.; daughters Betty E. Cho and Mary H. Gushiken; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kameko “Kame” Nakamura, 69, of Honolulu and formerly of Lanai, died March 14 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Puunene, Maui, she is survived by sons Clyde J. and Kenneth S.; daughters Sharon C. and Hazel S. Nakamura and Aileen M. Harris; brother Alfred Kutaka; and a grandson. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway. Casual attire.

Takeo Nakaoka, 76, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter with L.T. Kuwasaki Co., died Saturday in Hospice Hawaii. Born in Papaikou, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Miyono; sons Wilford H., Cliford I., Gary M. and Jerry T.; brothers Richard S. and Glenn S.; sisters Hakuyo Hieda and Fumie Fukushima; and eight grandchildren. Memorial services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Shizuko Nozoe, 88, of Honolulu died April 1 in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Kamuela, Hawaii, she is survived by sons George K., Richard K. and Walter K.; daughter Eleanor S. Hayashi; brothers Samuel T. and Shoichi Takeshita; sister Doris Nishimura; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Susan S. Otani, 54, of Hilo, a retired teacher at Hilo Union School, died Sunday at home. Born in Hilo, she is survived by husband Melvyn; son Barett; father Shigeru Ito; brother Merrill Ito; sisters Cheri Ito and Lynette Hines; and a grandchild. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Daniel M.E. Rice, 85, of Honolulu, a project cost estimator with Hawaiian Electric Co., died Friday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by son Daniel Jr., daughter Susan Eubanks; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire.

Agapito C. “Pitong” Sagayaga, 70, of Kahului died Saturday at home. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Nortes, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Josefina; son Arthur; daughters Edith Sagayaga and Maryann Calibuso; brothers Aurelio, Eugenio, Lorenzo and Matthew; sisters Genie Eder and Teresa Balmaceda; and three grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Call at the mortuary 9-11 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Toyoki Sato, 92, of Kahului died April 4 in Kula Hospital. Born in Fukushima Ken, Japan, he is survived by wife Toyo; sons Kenichi and Hiroshi; daughters Setsuko Hasegawa, Sandra Ishikawa and Akiyo Inouye; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ting Sui Seeto, 99, of Honolulu died March 22 in Oahu Care Facility. Born in China, he is survived by sisters Ying Szto Taam and Tsoi Szto Le. Private services.

Shizue Shimabuku, 91, of Kahului died Monday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born on Okinawa, she is survived by sons Henry M. and William K.; daughters Mie Matayoshi, Patsy M. Nakamura, Elaine N. Higa and Alice T. Kushimaejo; brothers Nobu and Shige Kiyabu; sister Hatsue Senaha; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Fred I. Souza, 85, of Pearl City, a retired welder with Pearl Harbor, died Monday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Madeline; son Raymond A.; daughter Jean A. Maxwell; brother Henry; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

John H. Stevens, 57, of Waianae, a worker with Associated Steel and Martin & Zachery, died April 5 in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Waianae, he is survived by wife Elaine E.; sons Craig Stevens, Kanoi Kala, Daniel Young, Tracy Kea, McQueen Ridiros and Punahele Phillip; daughters Laura Stevens and Verdallie Ridiros; brothers Edward, William, Wendell, Charles, Larry, Clarence and Donald; sisters Esther Arindain, Cynthia Kapoi and Annie Stevens; and grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

George M. Sumida, 68, of Honolulu, a retired bus driver with the city, died April 6 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sisters Mildred M. Nako and Doris Y. Rabacal. Private services.

Ernesto Tacub, 74, of Hilo, a retired laborer, died Friday in Hilo Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by daughters Ernestina Montantes and Rosita Antalan; sister Augustina Morales; and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Alae Cemetery. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nicholas P. Tanudra, 70, of Ewa Beach, a retiree of Barbers Point Golf Course, died Thursday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Wailuku, he is survived by wife Rosaline; sons Joel N., Robin, Ricardo, Timothy and Bryan; daughters Fabiola Castellano and Donna Davis; stepsons Alfred Jr., Reginald and Marcello Dilay; stepdaughters Christina Dilay and Stephanie Mattson; brother Abraham; 28 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City. Casual attire. No flowers.

Beatrice “Bea” Thompson, 56, of Honolulu, an accountant and purchaser for Honolulu Shipyard, died April 5 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Makawao, Maui, she is survived by husband David M. Jr.; daughters Joilene M. Thompson and Laurie Ann Akina; sons Reginald, Alexander and Derek Malabey; stepchildren Robert and Wayne Thompson, Davelyn Redouble, Joanne Kaneshiro and U’ilani Endo; mother Marecilina Suboc; sisters Mary Sonido, Rose Cobb; 31 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Cecilia Timas, 77, of Honolulu, a retiree of White Sands Hotel, died April 4 in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by daughter Cissi Kahawai; and three grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Rachel M. Tomlinson, 81, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died March 8 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, Hawaii, she is survived by sisters Yoshie Uyeda and Hilda C. Yanamura. Private services.

Kikue Umeno, 80, of Hilo died yesterday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by husband Richard K.; sons Douglas and Dennis; daughters Patricia Ah Sing, Irma Imai and Lois Wakida; brothers Yasuo and Koichi Iwasaki; sisters Takayo Hirata and Yoshie Miyashita; and eight grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Nick P. Vita, 84, of Honolulu, a retiree of Hawaiian Electric Co., died April 8 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Gloria. Services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church. Call 8:30-9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Shigeko Yamada, 89, of Honolulu died April 1 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation Hospital. Born in Makaweli, Kauai, she is survived by son Lloyd M.; daughter Jeannette H. Hironaka; brother Tamotsu Takekawa; sisters Tsuruko Goto and Mitsuko Takekawa; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Spencer U. Yoshioka, 73, of Honolulu, died March 6 in Japan. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Alice A.; and brother Shizuma Yoshioka. Private services.

Haemi Yoshioka, 73, of Hilo, a retiree of the County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Yoshiko; sons Miles and Bruce M.; daughter Joan M.; brothers Kazumi, Yasuto, Masami, Clyde F. and Barry S.; sisters Violet Soares, Tokie Luschinski and Hanae Ueki; and three grandchildren. Services over ashes: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.




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