Obituaries

Friday, December 12, 1997


Joyce M. Aipia, 58, of Waimanalo, a state Civil Defense clerk, died Monday in Kailua. Born in New Jersey, she is survived by husband Leighton; daughter Gina Hirata; 28 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Urbana A. “Baning” Bacalso, 65, of Waianae died Dec. 1 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Cebu, the Philippines, she is survived by husband Peregrino; sons Ricardo, Dio, Epifanio, George, Jimmy and Alex; daughters Lolita Oxinio and Rubino Alangcas; brothers Alfredo and Martin Albania; sisters Juliana Ticson and Juanita Nenang; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Mount Church, 1614 Monte St. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Ismael P. Bordaje, 67, of Honolulu died last Friday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Marcelina; son Naptali; daughter Maila; brothers Vidal and Dominador; sister Esther Lebumfacil; and two grandchildren. Mass: noon Monday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

John L. Cain, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Navy commander, died Monday. Born in Wahpeton, N.D., he is survived by wife Betty R.; daughter Jera Keeler; sons John Jr., Stephen and Daniel; brother Maurice; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Nora A. Cheigh, 89, of Hilo, a retired registered nurse, died Wednesday at home. Born in Puunene, Maui, she is survived by sons Heydon and Francis and two grandsons. Prayer services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Convent Chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Joseph’s tuition assistance program.

Leroy Min Ching, 87, of Honolulu died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Canton, China, he is survived by wife Elsie Y.; son Godfrey; daughters Charlene Chong, Cecilia Suzuki and Priscilla Oasay; and 11 grandchildren. Taoist services: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Lin Yee Chung Cemetery.

Albert T. “Big Al” Diamond, 73, of Hilo, a retired tour bus driver, died Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. Born on Kauai, he is survived by hanai brother Richard, sister Virgina M. Vaspra and caregiver Mabel De Silva. Prayer services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Glad Tidings Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Harry H. Hara, 83, of Hilo, a retired pharmacist at Standard Drug, died last Friday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Waiakea, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Elsie; daughter Sylvia A. Hara-Nielson; sister Eleanor Hayashi; and a grandchild. Private services.

Eldon G. Johnasen, 62, of Hilo, a retired vector control inspector with the state Department of Health, died Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by sons Terrance, Eldon Jr. and Eric; daughters Rainelle and Cynthia Johnasen and Jennifer Davies; sister Diane Hurley; and nine grandchildren. Private services.

Elizabeth K. Kadowaki, 78, of Kaunakakai died Nov. 29 in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son John; daughters Lovey Nahoopii, Eleanor Ambriz and Joni Kadowaki; brother William Makaena; and sister Bella Simon. Memorial services: noon Saturday at Ka Hale Laa O Iruselema Hou Church, Kalamaula, Molokai. Call after 8 a.m. Aloha attire.

Lucy M.P.D. Kamealoha, 83, of Kailua-Kona and Honalo, Kona, Hawaii, a retired coffee farmer, died Monday in Keauhou Rehabilitation Healthcare Center. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Martin K.S.; sons Paul K. Palacat and John and Hecubuan K. Damo; daughters Florence K. Lerback, Dorotea D.L. Simmons and Caroline-Lu L. Damo; brothers Edwin, Thomas, James and Kenneth Ma‘a; sisters Hattie Luke, Emily Farr, Roselani Hee and Doris Brack; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Private family viewing. Mass: 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shen K. Lui, 84, of Honolulu died Sunday in Queen’s Hospital. Born in China, he is survived by wife Sow Y.; daughters Juliana Ching, Wendy Wong, Debbie Digmanese and Yee Y. Poon; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Manoa Cemetery.

Katherine A.P. “Elsie” Muller, 65, of San Francisco, Calif. and formerly of Papaikou, Hawaii died Dec. 2 in Burlingame, Calif. Born in Wainaku, Hawaii, she is survived by daughter Debbie; sons Hardy and Kenneth; sisters Patricia Calicdan and Bertha J. Winter; brothers Leonard and Jacob Pacheco; and a grandson.

Dorothy B. Picou, 83, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died Nov. 24 in Honolulu. Born in Seattle, she is survived by close friends Mary, Mike, Danny, Bianca, Betty, John, John, Linda and Jake. Donations suggested to Diabetes Association. Call Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii for information.

Joseph A. Romer, 88, of Captain Cook, Kona, Hawaii, a self-employed professional artist, died Tuesday in Kona Community Hospital. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. Born in Celina, Ohio, he is survived by hanai son Charles E. Jr. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John’s Catholic Church, Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: St. Benedict Church Cemetery, Honaunau, Kona, Hawaii. Casual attire.

Joseph K. Shannon II, 52, of Laguna, Calif. died Dec. 2. He is survived by daughters Erin, Elizabeth and Kelly A.; mother Elizabeth M.; and sisters Elizabeth M. Shannon II, Patricia S. Childs, Trina S. Weissich and Barbara S. Fahy. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to Surfrider Foundation, 122 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672.

Isamu Shimogawa, 76, of Fukuoka, Japan, and formerly of Aiea, died Nov. 28 in Fukuoka. Born in Aiea, he is survived by wife Yoshiko; sons Masahiro and Takanori; daughter Hitomi Taguchi; and two grandchildren. Services and cremation in Japan.

Bernice N. Waiwaiole, 77, of Waimanalo, a retired kupuna teacher with the state Department of Education, died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Wailua, she is survived by husband David; daughter Etta Mae P. Huihui; son Arthur K.; brother George M. Cox Jr.; four grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Kaumakapili Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Private burial.

Kishin Yamakawa, 94, of Honolulu, a retired principal of Waiakea Uka Japanese Language School, died Wednesday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Nakijin, Okinawa, he is survived by wife Fujiko. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Kalihi Union Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gregorio Yanos, 97, of Mililani, a retired heavy equipment operator for Lihue Kauai Plantation, died Dec. 1 in Hale Nani Health Center. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Melecia V.; sons Mamerto, Charles, Ted and David Lacara; daughter Trina Yaris; brother Doro; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Evelyn H. Yoshioka, 71, of Aiea, owner of Steven’s Super Service Inc., died Dec. 4 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Keiso; sons Steven and Vincent; daughter Ann Konn; father Tomoyuki Kawashima; brothers Thomas and James Kawashima; and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 12:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.




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