Obituaries

Thursday, October 23, 1997


Beatriz D. Agmata, 84, of Waipahu, former proprietor of Agmata Store, died Saturday in Waipahu. Born in Tarlac, the Philippines, she is survived by sons Victor Jr. and Rody D.; sister Martina D. Acoba; and four grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Charles E. Anderson, 71, of Honolulu died Oct. 3 in Kaiser Malama Ohana. Born in California, he is survived by sisters Joan Houston, Marie St. Gust and Charlene Jensen; and care-giver Nalani Thompson. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Thomas B. Bright, 70, of Escondido, Calif., former supervisor of airport advertising for the State of Hawaii, died Monday at home. He was also a retired lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy. After his retirement he was a civilian communications supervisor at the U.S. base in Kwajalein. Born in Shenandoah, Iowa, he is survived by Claudia; stepbrother Lowell White; and children Kevin Dugan, Tim Bright and Lynn Pennock; and eight grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Monica Ching, infant daughter of Brandon T. and Gina-Marie M. died last Thursday in Kapiolani Hospital. She is also survived by grandparents Richard K.Y. and Geraldine Ching and Avelino Almogela and Cherylyn Manzano; and great-grandfather Dai Chong Ching. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Church, Waipahu. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Jennie S. Cordeiro, 77, of Kealakekua, Kona, died Tuesday in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she is survived by daughter Patsy Sabarre; sons Richard and Glenn; brother Samuel Goins; sisters Agatha Spriggs and Thelma Costa; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Wake: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Jennie Cordeiro’s residence, Kealakekua. Call after 5 p.m. for an all-night wake. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa, Kona. Casual attire. No flowers.

Donald L. “Red” Downing, 79, of Hilo, owner of D.L. Downing General Contractor Inc., died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Pennsylvania, he is survived by wife Elsie K.; daughters Donna Dodd and Sandy Downing; sons Glen and Ronald; brother Samuel; sister Dorothy Girard; and four grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gladys S. Furusho, 84, of Honolulu, who died Friday, was a retired forelady for California Packing Co. She was born in Aiea. Incorrect information for an obituary yesterday provided by the mortuary.

James S. “Tori” “Jimmy” Gushiken, 63, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired sugar plantation irrigation assistant, died Sunday in Queen’s Hospital. He was also a Kauai Youth Baseball Association umpire and coach. Born in Koloa, he is survived by companion Remedios Gomez; daughters Joyce R. Chun, Jayne H. Gushiken and Pattie K. Kunimoto; brother Nobu; sisters Kimiko Oshiro, Katsuko Matsuyama, Madeline Matsuda and Alice Kamiya; and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Garden Isle Mortuary, Kauai. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yuki Hasegawa, 96, of Honolulu died Oct. 8 in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Sukeichi and Masao Ono; sisters Tomi Kaneomoto and Marilyn T. Hirai; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Misao T. Jackson, 80, a retired beauty operator, died last Thursday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Waipahu, she is survived by brothers Shigeru, Mike and Hideo Tsukayama; and sisters Toshiko Tsukayama, Chiyoko Cummings, Mary Tanouye and Alice Miggins. Private services.

Keith C. Johnson, 57, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retiree of California Department of Water Engineering, died Oct. 14 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Wisconsin, he is survived by mother Eleanor; and brother Robert D. No services.

Roger D. Kam, 54, of Pearl City, a letter carrier for U.S. Postal Service, died Sunday in Honolulu. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he is survived by wife Amy; daughter Cheryl; son Galen; and brothers Richard and Larry. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Benjamin K. Kamaunu, 55, of Kahuku died Tuesday. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Laelia; daughters Ruby Kamaunu, Melanie Kamakeeaina, Dayle Kamaunu, Traci Nasilasila and Cerie Kamaunu; father Benjamin; brothers Matthew and William; sisters Columbine Rodrigues, Myra Kamaunu, Gwendolyn Wan, Ruth Kakae, Emily Phillips and Caroline Costa; and 11 grandchildren. Services over ashes: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples chapel. Call from 10 a.m. to noon.

Margaret K. “Maggie” Kelii, 75, of Waianae is also survived by daughter Leilani Kala‘makahi. Additional information for an obituary Tuesday provided by the mortuary.

Kimie U. Kobayakawa, 63, of Honolulu, a seamstress, died last Thursday at home. Born in Tochigi-Ken, Japan, she is survived by brothers Kunio Umezawa and Takashi Arai; and sister Fumiko Imai. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Esther Y.L. Leong, 92, of Honolulu died Monday in Hale Nani. Born in Hilo, she is survived by sons Eugene, Harvey, Dennis and Alan; daughter Jane Wong; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Satoshi Miyataki, 77, of Hilo, a retired merchant seaman, died Monday in Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honomu, Hawaii, he is survived by brothers Masaru, Haruto and George; and sisters Elaine Takahata, Masako Ogata and Betty Katzmann. Private services.

Ethel A. Nagaoka, 64, of Wahiawa died Oct. 14 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Diane H. Siperly, Karen M. Nagaoka, Debra

S. Nagaoka, Sandra J. Nagaoka and Carolyn C. Nagaoka; brothers Albert J. and Ray K.; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Raymond O. Rudie, 83, of Honolulu, a retiree of Pan American World Airways, died Tuesday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Manitowoc, Wis., he is survived by wife Dorothy; daughters Nee Pom See Kim and Louise Rau; son Raymond; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lorenz Schlegel, 57, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, a baker at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, died Oct. 2 in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He also worked for Kona Hilton, Kona Surf and Kuilima hotels. Born in Bayern, Germany, he is survived by brothers Friedrich, Walter, Adolf and Werner; sister Hilde; and hanai brother Egon Kemp. Potluck gathering: 4 p.m. Nov. 1 at Kawaihae Boat Harbor. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

Rose H.P. Tolentino, 68, of Hilo died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Lawrence; sons Vincent Libres Jr. and Clement, James and Daniel Repercio; daughters Sandra Sumailo and Beverly Wilbur; brothers Robert, James, Frank and Daniel Palakiko; sister Adeline Kealoha; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 1:30 p.m. Visitation: from 4 p.m. tomorrow to 10 a.m. Saturday at family home, 190-A Chong St. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

David T. Yanamura, 75, of Pearl City, a retired pipefitter and welder, died Monday in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Honaunau, South Kona, he is survived by wife Laura A.; son David K.S.; daughters Irene K. McEnerney, Merle M. Shimabukuro, Lynn A. Bogart and Cheryl A. Couey; brothers Alfred, Herbert, Kenneth and Franklin; sisters Violet Mitsumori and Bertha Yanagida; and 10 grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.




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