Obituaries

Thursday, January 7, 1999


Norman Reyes, PR
exec, dies at 75

Star-Bulletin

Tapa

He also was an author and a newscaster on island TV and radio

Norman Reyes, a local public relations executive, died in the Philippines yesterday. He was 75.

During World War II, Reyes was a lieutenant in the Philippine army when Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright surrendered the country to the Japanese in May 1942. Taken prisoner, Reyes spent several months in jail before he was shipped to Japan.

Before the fall of the Philippines, Reyes' radio broadcasts from Bataan brought him renown as the “Voice of Freedom.” On April 9, 1942, Reyes broadcast from Corregidor that Wainwright had ordered his outnumbered, starving men to cease fighting, noting, “Bataan has fallen, but the spirit that made it stand -- a beacon to all liberty- loving peoples of the world -- cannot fall.”

Some of Reyes' ashes will be scattered at Corregidor, and the rest returned here for burial.

Reyes spent many years as a public relations executive for First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii Corp., the Dillingham Corp. and the state Department of Business and Economic Development. He also was a newscaster on island television and radio stations.

Walter Dods, BancWest Corp.'s chairman and chief executive officer, called Reyes a “very sensitive, beautiful human being. He taught me so much. I loved him very much.”

Dods, who knew Reyes for 35 years, said he first met his former boss when he went to work for Dillingham.

“He gave me my first real training,” Dods said.

In 1995, Reyes authored a book, “Child of Two Worlds,” about growing up in the Philippines the son of a Filipino father and a Brooklyn-born Caucasian mother.

“My life has been enriched by the lessons and burdens of having two simultaneous cultures,” Reyes wrote. “And I enjoy the wisdom of sometimes looking at my Asian self through my Western eyes and my Western self through my Asian eyes. There are times when a bicultural person is not totally at home in either of the two cultures involved, and that is the lonely aspect of the immigrant experience.”


Bullet Peter J. Britos, 63, of Acworth, Ga., a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, died Sunday at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janice and children Lani, Kari, Peter, John, Anthony, Louis and Christopher. Services on the mainland.

Bullet Geneva Mae Bump, 73, of Honolulu died last Thursday in Honolulu. She was born in Farmington, Maine. She is survived by children Karen E. Bikowicz and Jeffrey V., Jennifer Lynn and Juliane Bump; eight grandchildren, three hanai grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Queen's Beach, 12 coconuts area. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, “meet a stranger, make a friend, have a cup of coffee.”

Bullet Manuel C. Cachero, 90, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired truck driver with Olokele Sugar Co., will be remembered in services Saturday. He died Saturday in Kauai Veterans Hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Kaumualii Highway at Eleele. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Francisca; son John; daughters Marilyn Soliz, Virginia O'Neill, Hermi C. Hunt, Lydia Bianchi, Susan Sakai and Janet and Jackie Cachero; brothers Angel and Anacleto, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eleele. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Kimiko I. Castillo, of Pearl City, an employee of Shirokiya, died Dec. 29 in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband William; daughters Angela and Alicia; three brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to noon.

Bullet Alma K. Chang, 84, of Hilo, a former employee of Hilo Quality Cleaners, died Tuesday at home. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Leslie A.; sons Delbert, Gilbert and Jerry; daughters Ernie K. McCoy and Shirlene Rayaon; 32 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet George “Swanee” Chang, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired maintenance supervisor, died last Thursday in Kaneohe. He was born in Koloa, Hawaii. He is survived by son George W.G.; daughter Deborah Vega; brother Edwin; sisters Ruth Wells and Winifred Silva, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's by the Sea. Call after 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Raymond L.Y. Chung, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor pipefitter, died Dec. 22 in Honolulu. He was born in Kaanapali, Maui. He is survived by daughter Carol Abregano; son Clarence, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Max Davis, 78, of Honolulu, an interior and architectural designer, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Miller, Mo. He is survived by lifetime partner William Chow; daughters Vikki Davis-Ellis and Suzan Krill; sisters Thelma Ward and Alice Pryor, and four grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Unity Church of Hawaii, 3608 Diamond Head Circle. Aloha attire.

Bullet Florenda Domingo, 42, of Honolulu and Hanamaulu, Kauai, a cashier at the Keawe Cafe in Honolulu, died Dec. 29 in Wilcox Hospital. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by son Christopher; daughter Sasha; father Abraham; stepmother Janice; sisters Lourdes Carlos, Marie Hiranaka, Sally Callejo, Yolanda Cabinatan, Andralynn Corbin, Anelle Perriera, Kathy Akau, Melanie Marshall, Nora Antonio and Leanne Kanae, and brothers Vince Tabura, Robin Domingo, Derwyn Ujano and Lenny and Darren Estivello. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested.

Bullet Floyd “Byron” Eaton, 66, of Honolulu, a former owner of Eaton's Advertising Specialties, died Dec. 24. He was born in Kaimuki. He is survived by sons Charles “Mark” and Michael C.; mother Dorothy; sisters Dorothy “Suki” Ashline and Lolita Glass, and three grandchildren. Services and scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. Sunday at Honolulu Elks Lodge.

Bullet Adeline K. Estenes, 88, of Wahiawa, a retired teacher, died Dec. 30 in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wallace J.; sons Gerald E.K. and Randell W.K. Hodson; sisters G. Jean Steinhauer and Nona Hodges, seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Kawaiahao Church, 957 Punchbowl St. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Andrea T. Galicinao, 86, of Honolulu died Dec. 17 in Tripler Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Edilberto; daughter Dolores Ramiscal; brothers Dionicio and Santiago Tacang, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 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 9 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Bullet Elfriede H. Goya, 69, of Waipahu died Dec. 29 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She was born in Hesse, Germany. She is survived by husband Richard S.; daughters Christiane Y. Ikehara and Charlotte H. Medeiros, and four grandchildren. Services over the ashes: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Kazuyuki “Kazu” Hiramoto, 68, of Kailua, an insurance underwriter, died Dec. 21 in Kailua. He was born in Ninole, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sachiko “Karen”; son Stephen; daughters Cindy Bowers and Roberta Cox; brothers Hiroshi and Kuniwa; sisters Alice Shigeta, Yukie Nagata, Patricia Nishita and Rita Chang, and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations are suggested to the Alana Dung Research Fund, 1210 Auahi St. No. 201, Honolulu 96814.

Bullet Mary H. Holschuh, 88, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died Nov. 17 at home. She was born in Ridgewood, N.J. She is survived by husband Carl; sons Dr. Fred and John; daughter Anne Blackwell; sisters Winifred Hawkins and Margaret Haupt, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. No flowers. Donations are suggested to the American Lung Association of Hawaii.

Bullet Chelun Huang, 52, of Honolulu, an attorney with the state attorney general's office, died Dec. 26 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Switzerland. He is survived by wife Diane; daughters Liana and Tehane, and sister Chandra. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Community Church of Honolulu. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Peter M. Hughes, 5, of Vancouver, Wash., died Dec. 30 in Honolulu. He was born in Washington. He is survived by mother Theresa; father Patrick; sisters Emily and Molly; great-grandmother Mary, and grandparents Peter and Cathy Hughes and Duane and Linda Mullen. Services on the mainland.

Bullet Dionicio B. “Dioning” Ibarra, 65, of Waialua, a retired police station commander with the Philippines National Police, died Dec. 17 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Isabel I.; children Emelita Anyakarn, Carolina Coloma, Zenaida Ibus, Annabelle Mercado, Diosabel Rafanan, and Renato, Dionicio Jr., Isagani, Crisostomo and Diomedes Ibarra; brothers Desiderio and Johnny; sisters Angelita and Warlita Ines, and a grandchild. Wake services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in the Philippines at a later date. Casual attire.

Bullet Ellen Y. Jinbo, 59, of Hilo, a retired registered nurse at Hilo Hospital, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Ronald K.; son Jason; daughter Ronelle Martin; brothers Henry and Horace Hara; sisters Helen Yamamoto and Mary Hara, and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Honpa Hongwanji-Hilo Betsuin. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Bullet Richard P.C. Kim, 86, of Pearl City, a retired mechanic for Kailua Garage, died Saturday in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Soon Cho; son Roland R.; daughter Rhonda; sister Ruth Pang, and a grandson. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Haruko Kimura, 85, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired clerk at the former Sako Store in Kurtistown, died Tuesday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Kurtistown. She is survived by husband Charles M.; sons Stanley S., Herbert M., George and John T.; daughter Gina Hikiji, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services over the ashes: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Joan M. Kimura, 61, of Honolulu, a state health counselor, died Dec. 30 in Kapiolani Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Peter T., and sons James S. and Max J. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Albert S. Lee, 79, of Waianae, a retired stevedore, died Dec. 26 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen Y.; three sons and two daughters; brothers Patrick and Clarence; sisters Esther Gilliam, Elsie Kanana, Mary Baird, Viola Whaley and Beatrice Lederer, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Warren H. Lee, of Honolulu, an accountant and a retired U.S. Army veteran, died last Thursday in Tripler Hospital. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Evelyn; sons Warren Jr., Timothy, Michael and Matthew; daughters Elladene Katz and Priscilla Faulkner, and five grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 4 to 6 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Stella W. Matsubara, 69, of Kahului, Maui, a retired seamstress, died Monday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Charles T.; son Guy T.; daughter Lynn R. Dacuag; brothers Shigeo, Yoshikazu and Thomas Maeda; sisters Nobue Yamada and Chizue Fujimoto, and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Nakamura Mortuary.

Bullet Patricia H. “Pat” Nagle, 59, of Kona, Hawaii, an educational consultant, died Sunday in Kona Community Hospital. She was also a teacher and private adolescent, family and college counselor. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband Dr. Roy G.; son Scott; daughter Brooke, and brothers Peter and Jay Hearst. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Sunday at the Kona Surf Hotel, Garden Area. A scholarship in her honor will be established at the Piney Woods School in Mississippi. Contributions suggested to Piney Woods School, Highway 49 South, Piney Woods, Miss., 39148. Attn: Chuck Beady.

Bullet Manuel Nobriga, 100, of Mililani, a retired mill engineer at Oahu Sugar Plan tation, died last Thursday at home. He was born in Madeira, Portugal. He is survived by son James; daughters Eleanor Fulcher, Matilda Hooper and Lorraine Lopes; 22 grandchildren; 45 great- grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

Bullet Herman “Bobby” Pavao, 76, of Pearl City, a retired heavy equipment operator with Hawaiian Dredging & Construction, died Monday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lani; sons Herman “Bobby Jr.,” David and Whitey; daughters Cyndi Lyman, Heidi Silva-Cabael and Paula Holt; brother Herbert “Jackie,” and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Donald R. Pikini, 57, of Honokowai, Maui, a retired hotel chef, died Monday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ingeborg “Magda;” stepsons Mauro, William and John Serafica; stepdaughters Angelika Serafica and Sandra Powell; brother Henry, and four grandchildren. Services over the ashes: 6 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lahaina. Aloha attire.

Bullet George S. Pires, 74, of Kaneohe died Dec. 27 in Tripler Hospital. He was born in Kula, Maui. Incorrect information for an obituary published Friday was provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Juan A. Sabagala, 74, of Waianae, a retired auto mechanic for Waipahu Auto, died Dec. 25 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Clement Z., Donald J., Philip J., Steven C., Alvin P., Teddy M., Robert J., Adriano K. and Ronald D.; daughters Catherine J. Moore, Juana L. Kaawa and Lynn L. Lewis, 25 grandchildren and 26 great- grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Wallace K. Saffery Jr., 72, of Pearl City, a retired architect at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Design Section, died Monday in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy F.; sons Wallace M. and Edmund K.; daughters Scelina K. Orimoto, Leona K. Saffery and Roselyn L. Dear, and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Matilda P. “Mike” Sin, 83, of Kohala, Hawaii, a retired housekeeper with Hawaii Preparatory Academy, died Friday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was also a former pantry worker at Kohala Hospital. Sje was born in Kohala. She is survived by son Dennis; daughters Lila N. Kualii and Michelle K. Amaral; brother Gabriel Perez; sisters Charlotte Smith, Catherine Crabbe, Florence Perreira and Loretta Canonizado, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Bullet Benjamin P. Sonson, 62, of Waipahu, a landscaper, died Dec. 26. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lourdes; sons Erante, Edwin, Bonny, Robert and Ronald; brothers Alfonso, Andres, Samuel and William, and sister Luz Guillermo. Services and burial in the Philippines.

Bullet Manuel V. Souza, 98, of Kaneohe, owner of Arrow's Radio Shop, died Friday in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sarah; daughters Victoria M. Vaughn and Myra L. Souza; son James W., two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 1:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bullet Claudia S. Tadeo, 78, of Honolulu, a retired fashion designer, died Dec. 20 in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Sencie T. Torres; hanai son Rogelio S.; brother Vicente Sagun, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Mass: noon Tuesday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, 1184 Bishop St. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bullet Kaoru Tokushige, 83, of Kailua, a retired auto mechanic for Foremost Dairies, died Monday in Beverly Manor. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by sons Russell K. and Gordon W., and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Fiaava‘e T. Tufono, 70, of Waianae, a licensed practical nurse for the American Samoa government, died Dec. 19 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Amani; sons Anthony, Tasi and Soosoo Tufono, Herman Tuiolemotu and Francis Stower; daughters Sioliula Sivao and Lemapu, Rita and Ala Tufono; brother Simo Tagoai; sisters Miriam Toa, Lovi Talolo and Olive Stower, 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Wake services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Aiea United Methodist Church, 99-101 Laulima St. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Monday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Bullet Kimiyo Y. Wada, 98, of Anahola, Kauai, a proprietor of Y. Wada Store in Anahola, died Monday in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Halehaka, Kauai. She is survived by sons Jacob and Warren; daughters Flora Inouye, Dora Fujita and Eleanor Yoshida; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Burial at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Colin M. Yamaguchi, 37, of Pearl City, a music director at Ewa Elementary School, died last Thursday in Pearl City. He was also founder of Yamaguchi's Internal Arts Tai Chi Chuan & Chi Kung School. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Itsuo and Kinue. Wake services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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