Obituaries

Thursday, February 4, 1999


Bullet Dr. James G. Allen, 73, of Kailua, a retired professor from the University of Hawaii, died Tuesday in Kailua. Born in Stevens Point, Wis., he is survived by wife Rosemary; sons James II, Jon, Joel and Jeremy; brother William M.; and sisters Jane Zimmer, Mary Louise Thomas and Donna Patterson. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Monday at Christ Church Uniting Disciples & Presbyterians, 1300 Kailua Road. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to a scholarship in his memory at the University of Hawaii.

Bullet Mamerto A. Baldado, 95, of Negros Oriental, the Philippines, formerly of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired longshoreman for HT&T Co., died Friday in the Philippines. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by sons James, Jacob, Gaylon, Romolos, Reynold, Simplicio and John; daughters Dorene, Christine and Ana Baldado, Josephine Santillanes and Momi Ho; 30 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services held in the Philippines. Private services.

Bullet Salvacion “Sally” Bargayo, 62, of Kapaa, Kauai, a cocktail waitress for Sheraton Kauai, died Jan. 27 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Lihue, she is survived by husband Jesus “Sus,” sons Randall and Vaughn, daughters Shandra Wedemeyer and Lisa Bargayo, brothers Frank and Jerry Kapuy, sisters Fely Yoshimitsu and Jane Macabeo, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Burial: Koloa Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Barbara J. Basso, 51, of Nanakuli, a custodian at Waianae High School, died Jan. 16 in St. Francis-West Hospice. Born in Hawaii, she is survived by sons Peter C., Gabriel K. and Randy O. Ramento; daughter Gina Teixeira; mother Mary Ann J.; brothers John C., Mitchell A., Larry R., Lambert A., Harry W., Clyde G., James L.K., Gary H. and Thomas R.; sister Claudia M. Kaohu; care-giver and friend Geraldine M. Uwekoolani; and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita Catholic Church, 89-318 Farrington Hwy. in Nanakuli. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Bullet Erma T. Crane, 96, of Mesa, Ariz., a retired girls physical education teacher in Hawaii, died last Thursday. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Joan Lou Mather, son the Rev. Charles T. Crane, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services on the mainland.

Bullet Milton E. Denney, 78, of Honolulu, a retired courier for Naval Supply Center in Oakland, Calif., died Sunday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Betsey, Ky., he is survived by wife Betty K., children Kim and Dennis Alba, sister Neva Peacock, brother Ernest, nine grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet J. Willard “Bill” Freeman, 89, of Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Urbana, Ohio, and Honolulu, died Monday in Springfield. Born in Utica, N.Y., he is survived by wife Edythe Mae, daughter Constance Sliker, brother Dr. Gilbert C., and a grandson. Services on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to Friends of Iolani Palace.

Bullet Yasu Fujinaga, 93, of Kailua died Jan. 27 in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sisters Yuri Ito and Yae Kishimoto, and brothers Michio and Tokio Yamaguchi. Private services.

Bullet Ephraim P. Hai, 84, of Maui, formerly of Waialua, retired foreman for Kahua Ranch in Waialua, died Jan. 26 on Maui. Born in Kaupo, Maui, he is survived by son Elmo, daughter Linda Ann Clark, and seven grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunda at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: noon Monday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Levi K. Haina, 51, of Waimanalo, a retired clerk for the city government, died Jan. 27 in Waimanalo. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Alicia L.; daughter Anela N.; son Akamu K.; sisters Barbara Blackwell and Linda, Leonette and Levette Haina; and brothers Charles and Wallace. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Randall T. Hamilton, 35, of Mountain View, Hawaii died last Thursday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Wahiawa, he is survived by wife Mary “Lola”; sons Randall Jr., Randen and Ranson; daughter Randalyn; parents Jeff and Kathy; biological father Alexander Toki; brothers Leland, Wyman, Addison and Marshall Toki and Kapono Hamilton; sisters Tomi Pereira, Rena Roberts, Kiki Hamilton and Ululani Caldwell; and grandfather Lawrence Hookala. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Albert H.W. Ho, 73, of Honolulu, a retired planner-estimator with the federal government, died Jan. 26 in San Diego. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Lucille; sons Hiram and Harris; daughters Alberta and Loretta Tong; brothers Herbert and Alfred; sisters Evelyn Wong, Helen Takeshita, Emma Ajimine and Betty Kam; and a granddaughter. Taoist services: 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bullet Edith M. Imai, 73, of Kaneohe died Jan. 14 in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Max; sons Darryl and Kevin; sisters Blanche Yamashita, Doris Okamoto and Violet Ozaki; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Minoru Isa, 76, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk at Fort Shafter, died Jan. 12 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Kapalena, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Chiyoko; brother Takeo; and sisters Hatsuyo Kaneshiro, Makiko Miyasato, Emiko Yamashiro, Tomiko Teruya and Tsuruko Urcia. Private services.

Bullet Elizabeth K. Kaiawe, 69, of Hilo died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Kona, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Ernest K.; sons Gabriel, Robert, Frederick, William and Wayne Palea; daughter Elizabeth Miyasaki; sisters Theresa Decoito, Leinani Kalima, Mahealani Naki and Katherine Pabre; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Call from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Bullet Thelma L. Kealoha, 66, of Waianae died Monday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Verlene “Nani” Kaaiwela, Ruth Tuinei and Anna Kealoha; brother Fred DeMello; sister Evelyn Godsey; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet James P.K. Keaweehu, 81, of Honolulu, a retired paniolo at Princeville Plantation in Hanalei, died Sunday in Honolulu. He was also a taro farmer in Hanalei Valley. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, he is survived by sons Elvin Kaiakapu, Francis and George Kauakahi and Charles Keaweehu; daughters Lillian Lopez and Mary Jane Ferriea; sister Sarah Moreland; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment in Hanapepe, Kauai at a later date. Casual attire.

Bullet Ida K. Kim, 62, of Keanae, Maui, a retired secretary for the First Interstate Bank in Los Angeles, died Friday in Keanae, Maui. Born in Hana, Maui, she is survived by daughter Dora Lee Tilley-Getaw; brothers Thomas, Walter and Francis Kuluhiwa; sisters Dorothea Souza, Louise Bell and Mary Soliben; and nine grandchildren. Prayer services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Gabriel's, Keanae. Scattering of ashes: Keanae Peninsula.

Bullet Mary Kimokeo, 95, of Poipu, Kauai died Friday at home. Born in Koloa, Kauai, she is survived by sons James, Howard and Lionel; daughter Priscilla Kua; hanai daughters Elvira McCool and Velma Nunes; sister Antoinette Aka; and 122 grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Koloa Church. Call from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Elsie M. Koki, 78, of Kaneohe died Jan. 26 at home. Born in Pearl City, she is survived by husband Walter S.; sons Stanley K., Edward S., Raymond T., Allen N. and Ronald M.; daughter Patricia-Ann K. Ching; sisters Grace M. Arakaki, Alice O. Higa, Nancy M. Shimabuku, Doris T. Yamaguchi, Helen T. Kaneshiro and Agnes Y. Kim; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great- grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Masaichi “Muffea” Kunimitsu, 83, of Waialua died Jan. 25 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Waialua, he is survived by brothers Kenichi and Ted S., and sisters Leatrice Nomura and Barbara Sakaguchi. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary donations.

Bullet Preston A. Leavey, 59, of Kalopa, Hawaii, an entrepreneur, died Monday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Washington, D.C., he is survived by sons Jeff Leavey, Jeremy James and Shawn James-Leavey; daughters Celeste Stensvad and Star Leavey; and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Kawaihae Harbor. Call 883-0163 for details.

Bullet Floreta G. “Bisco” Leonillo, 58, of Mililani died Jan. 21 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Kahuku, she is survived by daughter Lisa L. Imata; stepson Chuck; stepdaughters Arlene and Audrey Leonillo and Anita Tacderas; mother Leona T. Bisco; brother Fred Bisco; sisters Betty Subeldia, Nita Chang and Nadene Bisco; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet David L. Lowe III, infant son of David Jr. and Heidi, died Saturday. He is also survived by sister Jaquita Hughes; grandparents Wayne and Pat Koontz and David and Sandy Lowe; grandparents Mike and Sandy Reid and Fred and Jerrie Hughes; and great-grandmothers Mary Gaydos and Lucile Hughes. Services in Slaton, Texas.

Bullet Antonio A. “Tony” Marantan, 83, of Hilo, a retired mill crane operator for the Hilo Sugar Mill, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Cagayan, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Florence, sons Henry and Ben, daughter Caroline Enocencio, sister Maria, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Hilda E.M. Martin, 91, of Hauula died Sunday in Wahiawa. Born in Lahaina, she is survived by son James K. Moses, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Private services. Scattering of ashes: Lahaina Harbor. Celebration of life at a later date.

Bullet Baby Oshimo, baby of Mitchel Oshimo and Lorene Baloyot of Honolulu, died Jan. 25. The baby is also survived by sister Johnell Baloyot; and grandparents Amy Oshimo and Dr. Richard and Carol Mitsunaga. Private services.

Bullet Marjorie H. “Margie” Perez, 70, of Waianae died Jan. 26 in Waianae Comprehensive Health Center. She is survived by husband Gabriel “Gabe,” son Albert, brothers David Jr. and Kenneth Makekau and Donald Keawe, sisters Barbara “Bobbie” Ka‘apuni and Violet “Keala” Gomes, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Bullet Robert I. Preston, 70, of Kauai, an advertising executive, died Friday. He was also an original owner of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Born in Minneapolis, he is survived by companion Roland L. Spitz; nephew Scott; and nieces Lane Reeves, Nancy Endsley and Jody Speich. No services.

Bullet Tom Quinn, 82, of Tyler, Texas, manager of the New York Life Insurance office in Tyler, died Saturday in Tyler. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Emerald L., son Tim, brother Edward, sisters Ruth Carter and Katheleen Brigham, and a grandson. Services held.

Bullet Mildred S. Rohter, 83, of Honolulu, formerly of Chicago, an operator of a tax preparation service, died Saturday in Maunalani Nursing Center. Born in Cedar Point, Ill., she is survived by children Ira and Laurence Rohter and Sharlene Peetz, and five grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Salvation Army, the Aloha Jewish Chapel-Pearl Harbor or the Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El.

Bullet Clifford L. Stark, 84, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Honolulu, a Realtor, died last Thursday. Born in Garfield, Wash., he is survived by daughters Eadean S. Scribner and Sherry Broekema, five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to charity.

Bullet Mary M. Thomas, 96, of Kihei died Sunday at home. Born in Baltimore, she is survived by son-in-law and caregiver Benjamin D. Bower and two grandchildren. Services at a later date in Baltimore. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. James Lutheran Church, 8 West Overlea Ave., Baltimore, MD 21206.

Bullet Larry G. Tripp, 44, of Wahiawa died Jan. 23 at home. Born in Hilo, he is survived by a daughter; father David G.; mother Celestine “Sally” Patenio; stepfather Silverio “Pete” Patenio; and sisters Claudia Ignacio, Phyllis Dilwith, Davelyn Tripp and Christy Kiyan. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrow Church, 1403 California Ave. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Edna H. Winnie, of Honolulu, a teach er at Iolani School, died Jan. 23 in Straub Hospital. Born in Iowa, she is survived by husband Virgil, son Ralph, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Edna Winnie to Iolani School Educational Fund.

Bullet Akin Yee, 101, of Honolulu died Jan. 19 at home. Born in Canton, China, he is survived by daughter Jennie Tam, sons August and Clarence, brother Lum Yau, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Kam C. Yuen, 76, of Honolulu, a kitchen worker for a country club, died Sunday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brother Kam Kwock. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.



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