Obituaries

Friday, February 19, 1999


Bullet Enriqueta V. “Coring” Acierto,74, of Honolulu, a retired room maid for the Waikiki Surf Hotel, died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Catalino Y.; sons Efren and Nelson; daughter Evelyn Reyes; brothers Dominador and Federico Vallesteros; sister Inocencia Vallesteros, and four grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Pauline M. Ahana,of Honolulu died Dec. 4 in Honolulu. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by daughter Mary Walsh; son David Clark; hanai brothers Charlie Porter and Brad Solem, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Kenneth E. Aki Jr.,69, of Honolulu, who worked at Kress Store, died Jan. 25 at home. He also worked as a delivery and warehouseman for Kebbler. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by wife Rosemary and brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Scattering of ashes held. Condolences suggested to Rosemary Aki, P.O. Box 4805, Kailua-Kona 96745.

Bullet Thomas S. Ansai,70, of Kaneohe is also survived by brother Eddie. The additional information for an obituary published Wednesday was provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Reza Assadi,74, of Honolulu died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Iran. He is survived by wife Susan, and sons Barry, Michael and Gordan.

Bullet Louis B. Beralas,58, of Waipahu, a heavy equipment operator with Operating Engineers Union, Local No. 3, died Tuesday in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Lihue, Kauai. He is survived by wife Loretta; son Arthur Dias III; daughters Darrelynn Abac, Kathryn Mendoza, Arletta Espinoza, Lorelei Rubio and Joycelyn Beralas; brothers Alphonso, Pete and Domingo; sisters Monica Ragudo and Magdalena Gallardo, 16 grandchildren and a great-grandson. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Scattering of ashes on Kauai. Casual attire.

Bullet John H. Chinen,76, of Wahiawa, a veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died Saturday in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was retired from Dole Pineapple Co. and Servco Pacific Inc. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Derek T., Conrad S., Carey J. and Glen M.; brothers Calvin H. and Allen H.; sisters Gladys T. Kamisato and Betsy K. Chang, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary- Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Ben B. Cortez,84, of Ewa Beach, a minister of the Filipino Assemblies of the First-Born, died Feb. 9 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was also a retired foreman from Oahu Sugar Plantation. he was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria L.; sons Teofilo, Ricardo, Bernard, Orelio and Joel; daughters Heidi Lee and Emiliana Proffit; brother Edong De La Cruz; sister Trinidad Goting, 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet MaryJane L. Delos Santos,53, of Hilo, a supervisor for Pacific Tropical Papaya, died Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James “Jimmy”; daughters Corrina Delos Santos, Lenora Tulang and Ranee Ma-e; mother Lilian Horsman; stepfather Joseph H. Kelii; hanai brother Norman Kema, and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Allan W. Horishney,49, of Kailua-Kona died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in New Markel, England. He is survived by wife Aleen and parents Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Horishney.

Bullet Joseph Iida,93, of Lihue, Kauai, a machinist welder, died Monday in Wilcox Hospital. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Isabella “Bella”; sons Charles and Harold; daughters Jennis Christian and Merilyn Costa; brother Benedict; 26 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Bullet Fritzi G.L. “Lani” Jellings,36, of Waianae, a dancer at Hawaiian Hut and South Sea Revue, died Feb. 7 in Waianae. She also modeled for Arrow Enterprise. She waw born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Winona R. Blakeley; stepfather Joel C. Blakeley; brothers Bobby and Dwayne Campbell; daughter Gerilynn; son Brennace Maata, and grandmother Harriet T. Apana. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Rose K. Kaaa,93, of Wailuku, a retired senior citizen coordinator for Maui County, died yesterday at home. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons William Jr., Richard and Melvin; daughter Melvyna Gomes; sister Abbey Kailimai; 21 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Second Ward. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park.

Bullet Tommy T. “Uncle” Kutei,60, of Honolulu, a chef with American Hawaiian Cruises, died last Friday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Koror, Palau. He is survived by wife Hiromi; sons Patrick, Rodney and Ronny; daughters Patricia Short and Barbara Sedillo; brothers Ben Senior and Tadashi Soang; sisters Haruko Ingis and Isako Skool, and 13 grandchildren. Scripture services: noon Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bullet Song Bai Liang,96, of Honolulu died yesterday in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Jin Xin Choi; sons Po Wa, Po Baoju, Po Yook, Po Song, Po Chung and Po Hong; daughters Choi On and Choi Kim, 27 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Manoa Cemetery.

Bullet Christian V.N. Lum,63, of Honolulu, a Department of Public Safety employee at Halawa, died Sunday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia E.; daughter Cory Helgeson; stepsons Nelson Colburn and Reggie Chang; stepdaughters Roxanne Kapoi and Rochelle Kidd; brothers Thomas Lum and Russell Algoso; sisters Helen L. Noguchi, Paddy Kakihara, Aloha Loveland, Marsha Rodrigues, Lyn Cloward and Jane McLean, and 13 grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Sunday in Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Tamie Ogawa,74, of Honolulu, a Henry T. Ogawa Accounting retiree, died Jan. 31 in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Henry T.; son Ronald M.; daughters Carolyn K. Hirata and Sandra Y. Terayama; brothers Tom T. and John M. Tanji, and six grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Gladys T. Okunaga,80, of Pearl City died Saturday in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by son David; daughter Kathleen Nakamura; brothers Gilbert, Herbert, Dr. Harry and Ernest Uyehara; sisters Ethel Horikawa, Clara Oshiro, Nora Toyama and Bertha Nishina, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola St. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Robert B. Powell,72, of Honolulu, a manager of the Masonic Temple and a retired Navy gunners mate, died Sunday in Honolulu. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Peggy; daughter Linda Sparr; sister Barbara Musante, and a granddaughter. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1611 Kewalo St. Casual attire.

Bullet Rosaline R. Rodrigues,83, of Lihue is survived by daughter Clara Nuivo. Incorrect information for an obituary published Wednesday was provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Eleanor S. Salmon,85, of Honolulu died Feb. 11 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Fred Jr., Richard and Ted; daughters Shirley Kawashige, Eleanor L. Dias and Darlene Voakes; brother Jiro Sumitani, 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Deogracio C. “Asias” Secretario,85, of Kalihi, a Royal Hawaiian Hotel retiree, died Saturday in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Daniel G., Nelson J. and Deogracio Jr.; daughters Priscilla M. Tanodra and Margaret A. Mendiola; sister Emeterra Secretario Garcia, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park in Pearl City. Casual attire.

Bullet Rokuro Shiotsugu,76, of Kahului, Maui died Sunday at home. He was born in Peahi, Maui. He is survived by daughter Althea and brothers Saburo and Goro. Private services.

Bullet Helen A. Tokuyama,78, of Honolulu, a retired housekeeper for the Kahala Hilton, died Monday in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son James Meriwether; brothers George H., George T. and Robert, and sisters Rose Tokuyama and Margaret Nozawa. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 7 p.m.

Bullet William A. Tong,87, of Hawaii Kai, a Honolulu Police Department detective, died Feb. 2 in Hale Nani Nursing Center. He was HPD father of the year in 1964. He was born in Kaaawa, he is survived by wife Rosalie; daughters Viola Maloney, Una “Ipo” Tong, Vel Tong-Silva and Lena “Lee” Awana; sisters Grace Kawai and Mable Lujan, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Joseph K.N. Yee,94, of Honolulu, a retired supply clerk with the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Jan. 23 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Cynthia Lee, Elaine Leong and Jocelyn Dunn; brother James; sister Dorothea Miranda, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.



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