Obituaries

Monday, March 16, 1998


Saturday, March 14, 1998

° Shoichi Amimoto, 79, of Honolulu, a retired auto body repairman, died Thursday at home. Born in Makawao, Maui, he is survived by wife Yoshie; sons Sherwin T., Carey Y. and Alan Y.; daughters Joan Y. and Sharon S. Amimoto and June K. Kaichi; brother Kenneth N.; sister Michiko Otsuka; and three grandchildren. Services: noon Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

° Juan I. “Johnny” Arellano, 83, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired laundry worker for the Hilo Hospital, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. He was also co-owner of Sophie’s Place. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Sophie C.; daughters Barbara Agustin and Earlene Salvador; son Randy; sisters Felipa Maccay and Dominga Dela Pena; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mass: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

° Margarita E. Cabreros, 79, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired janitress with Hanamaulu Cafe, died this month at home. Born in the Philippines, she is survived by husband Nicolas; sons Juanito and Victor; brothers Ciriaco, Cipriano, Marcus and Jovencio Espero; sisters Charing Cellona, Florentina Colip, Sophia Cabreros and Juanita Centino; and five grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

° John J. Carty, 66, of Mililani Town, a retired supervisor with Family Housing at Schofield Barracks, died Tuesday in Tripler Hospital. Born in New Haven, Conn., he is survived by wife Emiko; daughters Patricia Kataoka, Jeannette Ribellia and Joanna Thoms; brother Joseph McCarthy; sisters Patricia Nutley, Mary Fronte, Gail Darst, Carol Acampora, Fay Natale and Jo Ann Buccetti; and nine grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

° John A. Derrick, 79, of Mililani, a retired federal employee, died March 5 in Straub Hospital. Born in Sioux Falls, S.D., he is survived by wife Elsie T.; sons Miles K. and Randy T. Hookala and William Derrick; brother Paul; and a grandchild. Private services.

° Antonia B. Devera, 90, of Ewa Beach died March 2 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in the Philippines, she is survived by son Bonifacio Botanes, brother Dionicio Bayquen and granddaughter Esther Corpuz. Private services. Burial in California at a later date.

° Thomas R. Feliciano, 92, of Honokaa, Hawaii died Wednesday in Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua, Honokaa Hospital. Born in Wailuku, he is survived by nieces and nephews. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

° Walter N. Fernandez, 82, of Honolulu died Feb. 27 in Crawford Convalescent Home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by a sister. Burial at a later date.

° Minobu R. Fujimoto, 72, of Kahului died Saturday at home. Born in Puunene, Maui, he is survived by son Rodney; daughter Ruth “Ipo;” brother Raymond; sisters Kay Walden, Mildred Rodrigues, Ruby Yoshisato and Diane Yamanoha; and three grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 7 to 9 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Baldwin Park, Paia. Casual attire. Flowers accepted.

° Yoshio “Habu” Fujinaga, 80, of Waianae, a retired foreman for GASPRO, died Feb. 26 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Waianae, he is survived by wife Hisayo, daughter Sandra Sakihara and two grandchildren. Private services.

° Aileen Lin Sung “Goo” Hee, 76, of Honolulu is survived by brothers Walter, Jerry, Kenneth and Gilbert Goo. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday provided by the mortuary.

° Eugene E. Henker, 69, of Honolulu and formerly of Renton, Wash., a retired Realtor, died March 6 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Lind, Wash., he is survived by wife Margaret; daughter Leslie Ann Tomomatsu; sister Gertrude McCoy; and two grandchildren. Private services. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

° Eunice “Mimi” Holmes, 99, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and formerly of Haleiwa, a retired teacher, died Jan. 23 in Florida. Born in San Diego, she is survived by sons William and Richard Garber; daughter Beryl Collins, 12 grandchildren, 22 great- grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. March 23 at Liliuokalani Protestant Church in Haleiwa. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Private scattering of ashes. No flowers.

° Shiego Iha, 76, of Honolulu, a retired commercial fisherman, died Feb. 26 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Waialua, he is survived by nieces and nephews. Private services.

° William A. “Bill” Johnson, 73, of Honolulu, a retired contractor with the U.S. Army’s Missile Testing and Tracking Communications Center on Kwajalein Island, died Jan. 30 at home. Born in Minocqua, Wis., he is survived by brother Thomas M. and sisters Helen Grundy and Eleanor Zimmerman. Burial at Minocqua.

° Marjory L. Langley, 86, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan died March 5 in Kailua. Born in Dafoe, Saskatchewan, she is survived by husband Gerald J. and nephew Dr. Bill Wood. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Kailua. No flowers. Donations suggested to Iolani School’s Endowment Fund.

° Miyoko Nomura, 72, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Tokyo, she is survived by husband Howard E.; sons Larry and Ronald; daughters Coleen N. Maeda and Marilyn and Betty Nomura; sister Kikue Sato; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

° Lilla W. Smith, 89, of Hilo died Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Ohatchee, Ala., she is survived by son Clarence, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.


Monday, March 16, 1998

° Albert Hoxie “Mickey” Esposito, 52, of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Honolulu, died Thursday at home. He was a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Law. He is survived by wife Donalin; sons Matthew, Mark and Daniel; daughter Mikilin Greenwood; mother Lucille Calario, and sisters Margene Oliviera and Linda McClenathan. Services were in Independence, Mo.

° Marcus Kawamoto, 37, of Honolulu, a Hawaii Dredging carpenter, died March 7 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Debra Stern; son Devin; mother Ruth, brother Rosson and sister Donna Mae Sato. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

° Kiana, Kylee and Kayla Lindsey, infant daughters of Craig and Melissa died March 7 in Kapiolani Hospital. They are also survived by paternal grandparents Lamont and Yolanda and maternal grandmother Barbara Wilkerson-Chun. Private services.

° Kikuye Matsuda, 79, of Ewa Beach died Feb. 25. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Harold, daughters Sharon and Phyllis and sisters Hatsu Saito and Ethel M. Haioka. Private services.

° Albert J. Mueller, 91, of Honolulu, also known as Albert Max Joseph Mueller, a retired chemist, died Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He is survived by daughter Elsa Wixom; brother Karl, sister Victoria Carson and a grandson. Private services. Call Williams Funeral Services for information.

° Frederick S. Nagata, 81, a retired state employee, died last March 7 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace; sons Wayne and Peter, sister Florence Ing and four grandchildren. Private services.

° Virginia B. “Ginger” Newman, 59, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a former federal personnel officer, died Feb. 24 at home. She was born in Berkeley, Calif. She is survived by son Thomas S.; daughter Nancy A. “Tigger”; brother Jack Biddle; father Cap, brother Nick and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Ahalanui Park, near Pahoa. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Island Humane Society. Condolences suggested to the Newman family, P.O. Box 1066, Pahoa, Hawaii 96778.

° Lillian T. Oie, 58, of Rockville, Md., formerly of Waipahu, a math teacher, died Feb. 4 in Holy Cross Hospital. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Dr. Herbert K.; sons Garrett K., Kelvin S. and Terrence M.; daughter Carrie-Anne Platt, mother Torie Uemori and brother Edward Uemori. Services held.

° Richard T. Ozaki, 50, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Kauai county water supply employee, died Feb. 25 in Wilcox Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Evelyn F.; daughter Chantel Kakuda; son Todd “Kimmey Silva;” brothers Allan, Ronald and Earl, and sister Carol Yamamoto. Services held.

° Lea Caccia Sebastian, 78, of Ahualoa, Hawaii, a retired administrator of Hamakua Infirmary, died Thursday at North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Utica, N.Y. She is survived by son Martin; daughters Marybeth Nagai, Emma Stiles and Suzanne Martin, sister Mary Lander and four grandchildren. Memorial: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Sebastian Ranch in Ahualoa.

° Fannie Swartz, 88, of Honolulu died March 7 in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Paris. She is survived by daughter Sherry Ashton, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

° Dick Young, 82, of Honolulu, a retired public relations and advertising director for Theo H. Davies, died Wednesday in Queen’s Hospital. He was also a lecturer on advertising and sales promotion management at the University of Hawaii and a freelance writer. He was born in Belfast, Ireland. He is survived by wife Geraldine; daughter Brooke Nasby; son George “Keoki”; stepchildren Michael, Mark and Karin Sawyer, Theresa Drake and Marcie Ortega; brother Syd, and 11 grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Kaimuki Evangelical Church, 1419 10th Ave. No flowers.

° Chester K. Zukeran, 82, of Kaneohe, a retired salesman for Armour and Co., died March 3 in Queen’s Hospital. He was born in Heeia. He is survived by wife Essie S.; son Robert L.; daughter Pat A. Yoshinaga; brothers Lester C., Frank C., Charles C., Walter M. and George, sister Susan Tawata and a granddaughter. Private services.




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