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Obituaries

Friday, April 9, 1999


Bullet Joseph Adams, 79, of Hilo, a retired master sergeant for the U.S. Air Force, died Sunday at home. Born in Philadelphia, he is survived by wife Alice; daughters Toni Dickey, Terri Mabie and Barbara Doyle; sons David and Scott; sister Ruth; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Lilly K. Ahia, 88, of Hilo, a retired schoolteacher, died March 30 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband William Jr.; sons William III, Alfred, Robert “Bob” and Sam; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Lillian Akamine, 74, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died Wednesday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband George H.; sons Eugene, James, Dennis and Patrick Price; daughter Barbara Price; brother Clarence Ferreira; sisters Sarah Borges and Elizabeth Strubin; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial in Hilo at a later date. Aloha attire.

Bullet Larry L. Alania, 70, of Haiku, Maui, a state counselor, died Wednesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Kona, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Evangeline, daughter Donna Ito, and a granddaughter. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Casual attire.

Bullet Masako Arakawa, 86, of Honolulu died last Friday at home. Born in Ewa, she is survived by sons Stanley T. and Maurice Y., daughter Jean S. Tamanaha, brother Isao Tamanaha, sisters Tsuruko Miyashiro and Sachiko Miyahira, five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Terrence J. “Terry” Brennan, 48, of Honolulu died April 1 in Honolulu. Born in California, he is survived by mother Martha; sisters Barbara and Gerry Brennan, Maureen Joyce and Jackie McGrath; and fiancee Diane Noreen. Memorial services held. Scattering of ashes in San Francisco.

Bullet Maria B. Bristol, 81, of Pearl City died March 24 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, she is survived by husband Antonio, daughters Consuelo B. Enrico and Felicidad B. Ravago, six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Frederico “Bucky” Cabreros, 67, of Wahiawa, a retired sergeant first class from the U.S. Army, died March 27 in Queen's Hospital. He was also with the U.S. Postal Service. Born in Kahuku, he is survived by wife Esterlina; sons Frederico Jr., Tennyson, Timothy and Ricky; daughter Valerie Salmon; brothers Maximo Jr. and Estevenson Cabreros and Leopoldo and Saturnino Vendiola; sisters Janet Almazan and Melinda Cacho; stepmother Erlinda; and six grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403A California Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Schofield Post Cemetery with military honors. Casual attire.

Bullet The Rev. Monsignor Benito Y. Caraballo, 86, of Honolulu died Tuesday in Honolulu. Born in Puunene, Maui, he is survived by brother Domingo Y. Caravallo. Mass: 7 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Call after 5:30 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bullet Donald E. “Don” Carncross, 82, of Hilo, a retired mechanical engineer for Woodward Governor Co., died Tuesday at home. Born in Madison, Wis., he is survived by wife W. Elaine, sons Thomas O. Carncross and Gary Tidwell, daughter Janice Sparrer, brothers Robert and Gordon, sister Madie Madisen, grandchildren,and great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Church of the Holy Cross in Hilo. Call after 1 p.m. No donations. Contributions suggested to Shriners Hospital, Transportation Fund. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet F. Dean Chandler, 63, of Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center, formerly of Paradise Park, a self-employed accountant, died Sunday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Tustin, Calif., he is survived by sisters Sharon Sing and Marilyn Groenig, and brother Michael Malone. Private services.

Bullet Wallace K.K. “Wally” Chang, 58, of Honolulu, a general manager for Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc., died Sunday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Jacqueline “Jackie,” brother Wilbert, and sisters Phyllis Ching and Mildred Chang. Services: 1:15 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 11:45 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Gloria S. Chao, 57, of Hong Kong died Monday in Straub Hospital. Born in Cavite, the Philippines, she is survived by husband Dick, sons Ricardo and James, daughters Lilyann and Cherry, father Bernardo Stuart, mother Lourdes Rhoades, brothers Eugene and Charles Stuart, sister Elizabeth Stuart, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Alice B.K. Choy, 85, of Honolulu died Monday in Liliha Health Care Center. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Joseph W.; daughters Minnie Lau and Carol Ann Choy; brothers Dr. Edward, Charles and Wallace Lau; sisters Helen Dang, Aileen Tong, Muriel Marshall and Jean Wong; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Olivia K.Y. Chung, 67, of Kaunakakai, a retired schoolteacher for Kaunakakai Elementary School, died Saturday. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by brothers Bob and Melvin; and sisters Victoria “Cricket” Lapinid and Gloria Neal. Memorial services at a later date on Molokai.

Bullet Michael Colobung, 88, of Honolulu died March 27 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Isabella, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Visitacion A.; stepchildren Susumi Sugai, Doi Mabasa and Kimie Ishii; and sister Monica Bautista. Private services and inurnment held.

Bullet Pieter F. Cox, 57, of Honolulu, a retired security guard at First Hawaiian Bank, died March 18. Born in Oklahoma, he is survived by aunts Winifred Watkins, Caroline Killian and Mary Riels. Private services. Donations suggested to Ameri can Cancer Society.

Bullet John S. “Stew” Cruickshank, 87, of Kaneohe, a retiree, died March 27 in Kaneohe. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he is survived by wife Jeanette and family members. Private services. Donations suggested to Kaneohe Lions Club, 46-144 Ohala St., Kaneohe, HI 96744.

Bullet Angeline DeAsis, 67, of Honolulu died Tuesday at home. Born in Kaneohe, she is survived by daughter Yolanda “Lee,” brother Larry, and sisters Dandina “Dee” DeLeon and Helen “Helena” Quiamzon. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kaheka Street. Call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Dr. Thomas F. Fujiwara, 87, of Honolulu, co-founder of Central Medical Clinic, died March 28. He is survived by wife Henrietta; daughters Helen Proehl, Catherine Ryan and Mona Cole; brother Raymond; sister Tatsuko; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Patricio G. Garcia, 76, of Waipahu, a retired custodian with Hawaiian Telephone Co., died March 30 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Corazon, son Amante, daughters Lorna Fajardo and Agnes Gabat, brother Samuel, sisters Estelita Acosta and Maura Castillo, and five grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Bullet Timothy L. Gleeson, 48, of Honolulu, a retired construction worker, died March 21. Born in California, he is survived by parents James Thomas and Ruth E. Gleeson, brother James L., sister Gayle G. Lyman, and companion Terri Mirguet-Klein. Private services.

Bullet Clarence J. Gunderson, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired pipefitter, died Tuesday in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Hamilton Pieper and Clarence J. Jr. and Calvin J. Gunderson; daughters Claire Paishon and Clarice “Nani” Gaspar; brother Ernest; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Yoriyoshi “Yori” Hara, 80, of Hilo, a retired drug department salesman for Amfac, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Paauhau, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Hatsuko; son Dr. Arnold; daughter Lillian K. Murakami; brothers Norio, Mitsuo and Genno; sisters Sadako Iwasaki and Sumiko Ikeda; and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Hilo Meishoin. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Gilbert S. Hayashi, 73, of Wahiawa, a retired partner with K.P.M.G Peat Marwick, died last Friday in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Wahiawa, he is survived by wife Helen Y., son Garret, daughter Lori Hasegawa, brother Robert S., sister Fusaye, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Toshi Ishihara, 93, of Honolulu died March 26 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born on Okinawa, she is survived by sons Kenneth S. and Benjamin N.; daughters Ayako L. Ishihara, Carolyn Miyashiro, Miyoko Maeda, Harumi Baker and Lillian Davies; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Shizuko Ito, 92, of Honolulu died Saturday. Born in Yamaguchi, Japan, she is survived by sons Kenji, Fred and Frank; daughters Ruth Terao, Alice Muraki and Emmy Kiyabu; brothers Jiro and Saburo Kato; sister Namiko Yamada; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary.

Bullet Richard T. Iwamasa, 72, of Honolulu died March 14 in Kuakini Hospital. Born on Maui, he is survived by wife Yukiko; sons Warren, Curtis and Keith; daughter Gail; brothers Shigeto, Shigeo, George and Robert; sister Janet Wong; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Maurice W. Jackson, 91, of Manoa, a former comptroller with Hawaii Housing Authority, died Wednesday at home. Born in Corning, N.Y., he is survived by wife Leslie; daughter Nancy Gunnison; sons Dwight, John, George and David; sister Marion Ross; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Patricia L. Jelcick, 76, of Honolulu, a retired dietitian for the California public schools, died Sunday in Honolulu. Born in Santa Clara, Calif., she is survived by husband Gene; sons Thomas, Terry and James; sister Valeta Bauder; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society. Aloha attire.

Bullet Linda Jean Jones, 49, died Monday. She is survived by parents Robert J. and Dorothy J.; and siblings Patricia Stewart, Mac and Doug Jones, Brian Graham-Jones, and Deborah White. Services on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Hawaii Lupus Foundation.

Bullet Mae M.F. Kaneshige, 73, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper for PRI, died Tuesday at home. Born in Paauilo, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Susumu; sons Lloyd and Norman; daughters Diane Sakai and Jerene Callan; goddaughter Patty Kodani; brothers Larry, Richard and Masaru Funai; sister Fumiko Kaichi; and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Sidney Kaplan, 85, of Kauai died Monday in Wilcox Hospital. He is survived by wife Zecil; daughters Robin Silverman and Barbara Goltz; son Lawrence; hanai daughters Susan Abramson, Lucy Kawaihalau and Marie Cassel; and four grandchildren. Call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the family residence.

Bullet Arnold P. Keolanui, 53, of Honolulu is survived by brother Daniel Kaauwai and sisters Rachael Keolanui-Piko and Joann and Vandalee Kaauwai. Incorrect information for an obituary published Thursday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Mary N. Kuencer, 75, of Ewa Beach died March 27. Born in Tennessee, she is survived by sons Walter and William, daughters Jacquelyne Hanson and Jeannie Kuencer, and five grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes at sea.

Bullet Annie Y.K. Lai, 103, of Makiki died March 28 in Hale Nani Nursing Center. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Edwin and Leonard; daughters Mildred Wong, Pearl Chang and Doris Look; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Elizabeth S. Lucey, 95, of Kaneohe and Kauai, a retired children's librarian and storyteller, died Sunday. Born in Idaho, she is survived by daughter Linda Hutchinson, three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew's Cathedral. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Institute for Human Services or American Cancer Society.

Bullet Sueki Maeda, 92, of Aiea, a retired steelworker for Hawaii Steel Reinforcing, died Sunday in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility. Born in Kumamoto-Ken, Japan, he is survived by sons Henry, Herbert and Bert; daughter Betty Higashi; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Aurelia A. Manipon, 79, of Waianae died March 23 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Waimea, Kauai, she is survived by husband Marcelo, daughters Margaret Balalong and Leonora Caputo, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Viola M. Mano‘i, 59, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a librarian for Waimea High School, died last Friday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Makaweli, Kauai, she is survived by companion Jim Chubbuck; sisters Ahnes Pabo, Angeline Kinney and Faith Renner; and brothers George, Charles, Paul and Edward Mano‘i and Kaualoha Rittmeister. Services: noon Monday at Kalaheo Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Burial: Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Bullet Bessie T. Mattiucci, 62, of Honolulu, manager of Russell's at Kaimana Beach Hotel, died March 30 in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Rochester, N.Y., she is survived by daughters Ellen “Ele,” Laura and Ann Mattiucci and Sharon O'Neill; hanai son Ralph “Kelly” Goodrich; sisters Janet Kilgore, Ann Tatanus and Jessie Bakerink; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Sheraton Moana Surfrider Beachside Cafe, Ocean View Room. Aloha attire.

Bullet Dolores K. Militante-Kaeka, 66, of Honolulu died March 6 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Joseph Militante and Edward and Thomas Kaeka; daughters Davelynn, Mary, Roseline and Francine Kaeka; brother John Militante Jr.; sisters Pamela Phillips and Inez Yee Poong; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 11 a.m. to noon Sunday at Sand Island Park. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

Bullet Richard K. Morrelli Jr., 43, of Kaneohe, a master mariner with the American Workboats, died Tuesday in Castle Hospital. Born in Santa Barbara, Calif., he is survived by wife Susan, father Gordon Lindbery, brother Michael Lindbery and sister Helen Rehm. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Pier 14 on board the American Quest.

Bullet Ethel “Rolly” Okada, 66, of Honolulu died Monday in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Kazuo “Slim;” sons Edwin and James “Jimmy;” and sisters Edith “Tai” Young, Carrie “Yinny” Lau, Rose “Lani” Young, Lilie “Cabbie” Bessette, Bernice “Berns” Lee, Margaret “Tiny” Lindsey, Florence “Moonie” Carpenter, Clara “P-Nut” Awana, Edelene “Sissy” Yee and Dorothea “Peewee” Pineda. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Joseph “Old Man” Ortiz, 82, of Hilo died Monday in Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Koloa, Kauai, he is survived by son Larry; daughters Judy Vega, Yvonne Palucio and Joann Padilla; stepson Henry Villanueva Jr.; stepdaughter Bernice Freitas and Katherine V. Rios; sisters Margaret and Rose Santiago and Victoria Rios; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Shirley A. “Angel” Paculba, 55, of Honolulu, a certified public accountant for Ikaika Communications, died April 1 at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Kimo Abreu; daughters Desiree Abreu, Shana Malandres and Kimi Abreu-Buendia; mother Anna Navarro; brother Rudy; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers.

Bullet William O. “Red” Robinson, 62, of Lahaina, Maui, a landscaper, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Flagstaff, Ariz., he is survived by wife Ofa, son Ken, daughters Lisa and Christine and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Windmill Beach, Honakahau Valley.

Bullet Mina S. Salausa, 23, of Waianae, a cashier with McDonald's Fast Food Restaurant Waianae, died March 26 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in American Samoa, she is survived by fiance Willie Tuumalo; parents Pulouoleola Aimalefoa and Lilly Salausa; brothers Junior, Panapa, Patrick, Eugene, Matthew, Lance, Elia and Brian; and sisters Laura, Elaine and Leipaoa. Wake services: 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the First Samoan Full Gospel Pentecostal Church, Moanalua Branch. Services: 9 a.m. Monday at the church. Call from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Dean A. Shiroma, 43, of Kaneohe, a medical technician dispenser at Hickam Air Force Base, died March 19 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by stepmother Akiko, mother Jane Otoshi, brothers Michael and David Otoshi, and grandfather Kamei Oshiro. Private services.

Bullet Nancy H. Sligh, 54, of Honolulu died April 1 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Horace W., sons Calvin K. and Dick K. Namba, daughters Karen Harris and Cindy J. Namba, mother Ruth H. Nishimura, brothers Richard and David Nishimura, sisters Carol Nishimoto and Doris Jones, and four grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Bullet Lucille B. Smith, 97, of Honolulu died Thursday in Honolulu. Born in Indianapolis, she is survived by sons Honolulu architect Roger S. and Horace W., four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Private services and inurnment on the mainland.

Bullet Sasano “Alice” Yasuda, 90, of Honolulu, a housemaid for former Govs. William F. Quinn and Ingram M. Stain back, died March 27 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Paia, Maui, she is survived by son George Saiki, daughters May C. and Eloise N. Masaki, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Takeo Yasui, 88, of Ewa, a retired machinist for Ewa Plantation, died March 30. Born in Ewa, he is survived by wife Yoshie “Janet,” sons Bertram and Glenn, daughter Jayne Kurizaki, brother Kiyoshi, sisters Sadie Kaya and Lorraine Miyake, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m.

Bullet Philip K.L. Young, 88, of Detroit and Cupertino, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, died Feb. 22 in the San Francisco area. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by daughters Barbara Young, Kathleen Schwaag and Patricia Usow; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Burial in Honolulu. Memorial services: 11 a.m. April 15 at Community Church of Honolulu. No flowers. Donations suggested to www.jimmyfund.org, the American Cancer Society or charity.



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