Obituaries

Wednesday, January 27, 1999


Bullet Ah Lum Ako, 82, of Waianae died Jan. 18 at home. Born in Pearl City, he is survived by wife Mildred; sons Edwin and Leslie; daughter Gretchen; brothers Dennis “Ah Tin” and Howard Chung; sisters Elizabeth “Ung” Pang, Nellie Barcenilla and Rebecca Doar; and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Marlyn B. Barayuga, 40, of Salt Lake, an employee at Bank of Hawaii, died Jan. 14 in Honolulu. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is survived by husband Artemio; sons Artemio Corvette Jr., Excel and Stingray; mother Cristina Bumanglag vda de Butay; and brothers and sisters Herminio, Gerald, Sonny, Levi, Rosendo Jr., Edwin, Melito, Philip and Arnold Butay, Zenaida Garcia, Lolita Butay vda de Valdez, Elizabeth Calaro and Evelyn Pascual. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Frida at St. Philomena's Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Mary E. Bishop, 87, of Honolulu, a retired bank manager, died Dec. 3 in Straub Hospital. She was born in Tennessee. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at the Honolulu Elks No. 616 Elks Lodge.

Bullet Emilio L. Bonsato, 89, of Waipahu died Jan. 11 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Tarlac, the Philippines, he is survived by sons Samson, Ismael, Emilio, Efraim and BJ; daughters Febe Bonsato and Esther Magday; brothers Rizaldo and Sozimo; sister Marina Bonsato Soriano; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Dr. Clarence M. Burgess, 91, of Honolulu, a retired general surgeon, died Thursday in Honolulu. Born in Penn, N.D., he is survived by wife Grace and daughters Mary Ann Dacey and Patricia Blackman. Private services. Donations suggested to the Bishop Museum-Malacology Department or the Straub Foundation.

Bullet Maria A.G. Cardenas, 84, of Pearl City died Jan. 11 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, she is survived by sons Ernie and Jaime; daughters Filomena Batinga and Senie Conaty; brothers Alfredo, Jesus and Mariano Galinato; sisters Eulalia Ben and Jovita Canosa; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Teofilo A. Delos Santos, 78, of Stockton, Calif., who retired from Dole Co., died Jan. 2 in Stockton, Calif. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Trinidad R.; sons Guillermo G., Teofilo G. Jr. and Kenneth R.; daughters Bella Sanculv and Rachelle Romualdo Delos Santos; sisters Damasa Maximo and Margarita Caddali; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrow Church, 1403 California Ave. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Basilio B. Funtanilla, 88, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired laborer with Olokele Sugar Co., died yesterday in Kauai Veterans Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Esperanza, son Franklin, daughters Antonia “Toni” Fujimoto and Peggy Sun, brother Francisco, sister Consuelo and five grandchildren. Rosary: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Eleele Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Mass: 2 p.m. Call after noon. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Bullet Charles M. Grace, 66, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired maintenance supervisor for the state Department of Defense, died Saturday in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kona, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Roseline; son Charles L. Jr.; daughters Roseline Ching, Cheryl Taupu and Malamie Gaylord; hanai sons Len Losalio, Ron Haraguchi, Scott and Todd Gaylord and Rio Taupu; hanai daughter Helene Taupu; brothers Henry and Lot; sisters Kathrine Chang, Margaret Marbelos and Vivian Kaupu; and five grandchildren. Wake services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Honaunau, Kona. Call from 5 to 8 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Ruperto G. Guiala, 91, of Wahiawa, who retired from Dole Co., died Jan. 19 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by sons Valentin and Rolando, and a grandson. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrow Church, 1403 California Ave. Call after 9:15 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Robert F. Hammerand, 80, of Honolulu, a retired foreman for an electronics manufacturing company, died last Wednesday in Honolulu. Born in Iowa, he is survived by wife Shirley, daughter Serena Legnaioli, son Roger, brother Donald, sister Elsie Wunder, and five grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Bullet Nancy M.F. Wong Hiu, 78, of Honolulu died Monday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Shanghai, China, she is survived by sister Lena Woo; and stepdaughters Howena Hiu Blume, Candace Ishikawa and Denise Noyle. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. No flowers.

Bullet Genevieve “Gerry” Kantorowski, 65, of Mililani, assistant manager at lodging facility Hickam Air Force Base, died Friday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Wilton, N.D., she is survived by husband Walter; daughters Rebecca Buchanan, Michelle Izon and Suzanne Cecil; sister Virginia Secrest; and eight grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at Holy Family Church, 830 Main St. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Matuaiala G.S. Malivao, 82, of Honolulu, a retired farmer in Western Samoa, died Jan. 6 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Levi Saleimoa, Western Samoa, he is survived by wife Soonanini; sons Stefano, Peniueta, Tommy, Kini, Faafetai, Faamanu, Faavavau and Teu Malivao, Iasoni Puleava and Fomai Toamua; daughters Molipopo Malivao, Fualaau Scanlan and Moevanu Prodanic; brother Iosefa Savea; 72 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. Call from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Kaumakapili Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call from 9 a.m. to noon. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Paul M. Mariano, 91, of Honolulu died Jan. 1. Born in Tarlac, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Eufrocina, daughter Rosita, sister Modesta Pobre, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call from 8 to 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bullet Mildred M. Masaki, 77, of Hilo, a retired bookkeeper for Hilo Farmers Exchange, died Friday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by son Randy; daughter Deborah Masaki-Carrasco; brothers Yukio, Toshikatsu and Charles Naguwa; sister Grace Yanagawa; and four grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Bullet Tsuichi Masuda, 90, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired powderman with the Hawaii County Road Department, died Sunday at home. Born in Kona, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Kimie, daughters June Fujikawa and Lynnette Masuda, brothers Katsuji and Shunichi, sister Shigeno Nishimura, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet William E. Medlin, 75, of Aiea, a U.S. Navy retiree, died Jan. 16 in Tripler Hospital. He was also a former golf professional at Kahuku Golf Course and Pearl Country Club. Born in Kirksville, Mo., he is survived by wife Etheleen, son William E., sisters Peggy Cussck and Donna Mollner, and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Sub Base Chapel at Pearl Harbor. Enter through Makalapa Gate. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Conrad Molina, 72, of Honolulu died Sunday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Blanche, sons Conrad Jr. and Glenn W., daughter Maryann, mother Annie Gorospe, sister Gertrude Watson and grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Bullet Koroku Nakama, 97, of Honolulu, a retired vegetable farmer, died Thursday. Born in Ginoza, Okinawa, he is survived by sons Hiroshi, Richard and Paul; daughters Shizuko Nakama, Kikue Kiyabu and Chiyoko Pietruszkiewicz; brother Kosei; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Beverly Jane M. Nilsson, 82, of Keaau, Hawaii, an entrepreneur of real estate, died last Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Chicago, she is survived by husband Ingvar, daughters Pam M. Conrad and Jill M. McClean, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. No services.

Bullet Michael E. O'Reilly, 45, of Wahiawa, who worked for the Naval Supply Center, died Friday in Wahiawa General Hospital. He also served in the U.S. Navy. Born in Ohio, he is survived by wife Fofoga, sons Marc and Gerald, daughter Mildred, mother Mildred, and brother James. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 538 Avocado St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Benjamin B. Pascua, 88, of Ewa Beach died Dec. 30 in Tripler Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by sons Cipriano and Philamer, daughter Zamora Barba and eight grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Sister Mary Josephine Rubiato, 56, of Waipahu, a Sister of the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of the Philippines, died Sunday in St. Francis Hospital. She was also a teacher at St. Catherine's School on Kauai, St. Joseph's School on Maui, Holy Cross School on Kauai and St. John the Baptist School and Rosary Preschool on Oahu. Born in Negros Occidental, the Philippines, she is survived by mother Rogelia P., brother Jonathan, and sister Jocelyn Lopez. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dominican Center of Hawaii, 94-1249 Lumikula St. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Dominican Sisters, 94-1249 Lumikula St., Waipahu, HI 96797.

Bullet Annette A. Scopelliti, 56, of Honolulu died Jan. 18 in Aiea. Born in New York, she is survived by brothers Louis, John and Victor Cisternino; and children Mana Tauaulanga and Camille and Anthony Scopelliti. Graveside services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery.

Bullet Richard E. Soto, 39, of Waianae is also survived by brother John Agoan. Additional information for an obituary published Monday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Reba T.U. Weeks, 40, of Nanakuli, formerly of Hauula, a lead payroll specialist for Straub Hospital, died Jan. 15 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Edward; daughters Shalaila “Suenu” Yamashita, Blessing “Keanue” Kaululaau and Nylene and Arielle Weeks; father Wallace Tanouye; brothers Milton “Honey Boy,” Wallace “Nori,” Xavier “Dashi” and Charles Kaleo; and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hauula Cemetery.

Bullet Melvin W.J. Wong, 61, of Kailua, who retired from the Hawaii Air National Guard, died Jan. 19 in Kailua. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by wife Virginia “Gerry,” son Steven, daughters Rene Leong and Sherilyn Chong, mother Beatrice, brothers Larry and Samuel, sister Audrey Hee and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Alice G. Woolaway, 90, of Honolulu died last Wednesday in Honolulu. Born in Illinois, she is survived by sons James and Graydon, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery.



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