Obituaries

Wednesday, December 31, 1997


Yukiko “Margie” Acoba, 72, of Kaumakani, Kauai died Monday in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Erlinda Banquel; sisters Mitsue Estrada, Naeko Pablo, Akino Brown and Almira Hazama, and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at West Kauai United Methodist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

George M. Ahuna, 65, of Honolulu died Sunday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty; son Tracy; daughters Norma Soares, Paula Fukuda, Blossom T. Sing and Kim Meyer; hanai sons Charles and Douglas Awai; sisters Esther Joy and Rose Livingston, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Kalihi Union Church. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Jaime B. Barrientos, 75, of Honolulu died Dec. 15 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in Casiber, Santa, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Damasa C.; sons Fred, Rudy and Joel; daughters Editha Queral, Conchita Pob lete and Nenita and Zeny Basconcillo Jr.; sister Medina B. Quiocho, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Final services and burial will be in the Philippines.

George Georgieff, 75, of Honolulu died Dec. 21. He was born in Bulgaria. He is survived by wife Carmen Gertrude; son Kriston Constantinov; stepchildren Bryce and Kevin Freeman and Raelene Antolin, and sister Madenka. Services: noon Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Mona “Ma-e” Hauser, 63, of San Lorenzo, Calif. died Thursday in Tripler Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Gary; daughters Carmen Waiwaiole and Maydel Kailimai-Matsubara; brothers James Mahuna and Hebert Ohia; sisters Bella Cobb, Gladys Farias and Caroline Moody, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Aloha attire. No flowers.

George H. “Hide” Himuro, 67, of Kaneohe, owner of the former Hide’s Towing Service, died Sunday in Queen’s Hospital. He was also a manager at Pflueger Honda. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Vivian T., son Thomas T.K., mother Tsutae, and brother Harold T. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mitsue Ito, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired hardware clerk with Amfac, died last Wednesday in Kaneohe. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Richard; daughter Katherine Porschl; sisters Dorothy Yamagami and Helen Perreira, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

Chris J. Kalopodes, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired heavy equipment repair supervisor, died Dec. 19 in Kaneohe. He was born in Virginia. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Chris Jr. and Glenn; daughters Viola Rivera and Vera Oller; sister Dorothy Walton, 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Paul K. Kane, 88, of Honolulu, retired from GTE Hawaiian Tel, died Saturday in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. He was also retired from Gold Bond Stamp Co. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cecilia; son Paul Jr.; daughters Paulette McLain and Pamela Kane; sisters Ellen Bodine and Victoria Voyles, six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Burial: Oahu Cemetery.

Shizuo Kido, 77, of Honolulu, a retired firefighter, died Nov. 16 at home. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by sisters Shigeko, Phyllis and Ellen. Private services.

Mamoru Kotsubo, 81, of Wahiawa, a federal government retiree, died Dec. 14 at home. He was born in Kapulena, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Itsu; sons Milton H. and Vincent Y.; daughter Lynn K. Odo; sisters Sakae Kai, Ruby Hayashi, Sumiko Matsuura and Michiko Shimotsu, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Irma Leong, 74, of Honolulu died Thursday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Albert; daughters Becky A., Alberta and Antoinette, three grandchildren and a great-grandson. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Church. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Greenhaven Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Leis only.

Daniel A. Lopez Jr., 37, of Ewa Beach, a traffic engineer for the city Department of Transportation Services, died Dec. 22 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria M. “Gemma”; son Dynelle C.; daughter Dreidel; parents Daniel and Eufemia, and brothers and sisters. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Apostles and Evangelists Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Rose A. Mangca, 77, of Wahiawa, employed with the Salvation Army Store in Wahiawa, died Dec. 23 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Bill, Danny and Fred; daughters Frances Blanton, Gertrude Kasalo, Liz Hilton, Juana Mangca and Marie Kelii; brother Dusty Barron, 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Marie E. Mann, 75, of Nanakuli, also known as Gramma Mann, a retired apartment manager, died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in Salem, Ore. She is survived by daughter Judy Kalawa, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Pokai Bay. Casual attire.

Tony Martinez, 72, of Waipahu, a sheet metal worker, died Dec. 23 in Ewa Beach. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by daughters Tonette Danoski, Nancy Gonzales, Christina Rogo and Cythynia Kerrera; brothers Samuel Rodigues and Cando; sisters Sophie Cordeiro and Lucy Rodrigues, and 17 grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Call Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii for information.

Gordon S. “Kelly” Mitani, 81, of Honolulu, a retired statistical analyst for Dole Foods, died Dec. 20 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Ann Nishibata and Claire Mitani; brothers Blake and Ralph, three granddaughters and a great-grandson. Private services.

Alice M. Nakamura, 68, of Honolulu died Monday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by husband Yoshiyuki; son Glenn S.; daughter Sharon Tonaki; brothers Yoshitaka, James, Matao and Kazuyuki Ushijima; sister Janet Maeda, and two grandsons. Services: noon today at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Wataru Nishiki, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Trading Co. delivery person, died Dec. 18 in Hale Pulama Mau. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by wife Shizue; sons Charles A., Donald K. and Gordon M.; daughters Doris K. Yoshioka and Karen T. Amii; half-brother Nobuyuki; stepbrothers Charles and Joe Niimi, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

John J. Peck Jr., 60, of Haleiwa died last Wednesday at home. He was born in Jersey City, N.J. He is survived by wife Teonila “June”; sons Thomas and Richard J.; daughter Barbara A. Vegas; brothers Robert, Billy and Allan; sister Margie Nemeth, and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Sunset Beach United Church of Christ, 59-578 Kam Highway. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

June P. Rains, 74, of Honolulu, a retired clerk for the state of Pennsylvania, died last Wednesday in Kahuku. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by son Donald; daughters Janice Mancuso and Cheryl Ritchie; brother George Steltzer; sister Marjorie Kostelic, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Maria P. Sarol, 91, of Lahaina died Friday in Hale Makua. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Alfonso; daughters Mercedes Udarbe and Sally Santella, 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Burial: Maui Memorial Park.

Linda Mae Sugiyama, 47, of Honolulu is also survived by brother Tom. Private graveside services were at Mililani Cemetery. The additional information was provided for an obituary published yesterday.

Gashin Taira, 94, of Aiea and formerly of Kakaako, a retired owner of Kakaako Hotel & Restaurant, died Dec. 20 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Ishikawa, Okinawa. He is survived by son John, daughters Nora Yamashiro, Lily Arakaki, Nancy Morita, Beatrice Taba and Jane Kuniyoshi; brothers Shuichi and Shinmatsu; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Albert S. “Tiny Takano” Takano, 83, of Waipahu died Friday in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by sons William J. and Jimmie; daughters Ruby Nitta and Judith Parker; brother Eben; sisters Theresa Kishimoto and Louise Ginoza, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

John S. Teixeira, 87, of Waimanalo, a retired dairy owner, died Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Richard; daughters Lorraine Smith, Sylvia Barros, Kathleen Larsen and Pearl Tavares; brother Antone; sisters Isabel Johnson and Beatrice DuPonte; 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Mass: 1 p.m. Saturday at St. George’s Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert I. Teragawachi, 83, of Honolulu, a retired president for R.I. Teragawachi Insurance Agency, died Dec. 6 in Honolulu. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Alvan and Eric, and a granddaughter. Private services. No flowers. No monetary gifts.

John R. Torres, 77, of Mililani, retired from Hawaiian Electric Co., died Dec. 16 in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. He is survived by wife Annie R.; son Clint A.; daughters Priscilla Ing, Frances M. Hussey, Estelita Poniatowski and Bernie Akiona; brother George; sisters Maggie Froese and Katherine Lowe, 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Walter M. Urata, 66, of Honolulu is also survived by wife Marian Y. Incorrect information was provided for an obituary published yesterday.

Tanis K. Villagonza-Ano, infant daughter of Paul and Jessielyn will be remembered in services at 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Incorrect information was provided for an obituary published yesterday.

Richard S. Yoshioka, 83, of Waipahu, retired from Barbers Point Naval Air Station, died Friday in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Joji and Howard S.; daughters May S. Abe, Joyce H. Tome and Carolyn A. Yoshioka, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

John C. Young, 88, of Honolulu will be remembered in gathering of friends and family from 5 to 7 p.m. next Wednesday at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Call Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii for information.




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