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Tuesday, April 13, 1999


Longtime isle business-
man Spalding dies

By Lori Tighe, Star-Bulletin

Kamaaina businessman Philip Edmunds Spalding Jr. died in Mijas, Spain, on Saturday. He was 80.

Spalding served as president of Molokai Ranch from 1973 to 1988. During his 15 years as chief executive officer, he initiated the diversification program that led to the development of the island's first major resort, Kaluakoi.

He helped establish the first Nature Conservancy preserves in Hawaii, supported reforestation programs islandwide and made ranch lands available for aquaculture and wind energy projects. He previously served as president of Hawaiian Western Steel Ltd. and was a founder of the Hawaiian Pineapple Co. on Molokai.

He is survived by wife Mary; sons Philip III, Alfred, Michael and Philip "Kit"; daughters Anne Mock, Joan Spalding-Meyer and Alana; brother Charles; and stepchildren Christopher, Louis III and Nicholas Munds, and Bettina Munds McNally; and 14 grandchildren. Services will be private.

Donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii.

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Bullet Carolina A. Agus,52, of Wahiawa died March 25 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is survived by husband Antonio D., son Richard A., father Tranquilino Agni, and brothers Alejo T. and Marcelino T. Agni. Mass: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Sorrow Church, 1403 California Ave. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Clarence L. Araujo,79, of Hilo, a retired police captain with the County of Hawaii, died Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by sons Archie and Lance, daughter Bobbie Jo “B.J.” Soriano, sister Agnes Perreira, and five grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Burial to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Bullet Francisco Berano,77, of Waianae, a retired federal worker at Schofield Barracks, died Wednesday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by wife Asoncion “Kiking;” son Leonard; daughters Janet Kuhns and Kathryn “Karen” Berano; brothers Jose Berano and Juan and Raymond Birano; sisters Dolores Aiona and Nancy Cui; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Waianae. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at ue8 the church. Call from 8 to 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet John C. Cabatu,87, of Honolulu died April 1 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Maura; sons Wilfred, Robert and Edison; daughter Rosemary Visitacion; sister Mercedes Cablay; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Myrtle B. Carvalho,68, of Kapaa, Kauai, died March 25 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Wailuku, she is survived by sons Irv, Rod and Price; daughters Delsa, Georgiann and Harriann; sisters Evelyn Nitahara and Viola Johnson; caregiver Kyle Nitahara; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick/Kauai Chapel. Call from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Bullet Siu K.L. Chang,94, of Honolulu, a retired packer with Dole Cannery, died last Tuesday in Wahiawa. Born in China, she is survived by sons Robert, Adam, Morris and Howard; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Chinese Buddhist services: 8:30 to 10 a.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet John R. Chasteen,81, of Honolulu, a retired colonel with the U.S. Air Force, died Thursday in Tripler Army Hospital. Born in Louisville, Ky., he is survived by daughters Patricia Moore, Peggy Chasteen and Jane Metcalf; sisters Mary L. Branham and Bernadine Liebegott; grandchildren Jeffrey and Mark Huggins and Kaitlyn Metcalf; and a great-granddaughter. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice or American Cancer Society.

Bullet Irvin P. “Pat” Cook,82, of Maalaea, Maui, a retired civil engineer for the Alaska Railroad, died Thursday at home. Born in Towner, N.D., he is survived by son Irving P. “Pat” Jr., brother Roy, sister Hattie Paulson and three grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church By the Sea.

Bullet Frances L. Dong,81, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Nuuanu Hale Center. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Faye Calistro, Gaelic Teshima and Norene Benton; brothers Dr. Edward, Charles and Wallace Lau; sisters Helen Dang, Aileen Tong, Muriel Marshall and Jean Wong; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Oie K. Dang,92, of Medford, Ore. and formerly of Hanapepe, Kauai, a retired country store owner, died March 5 in Medford. Born in Hanapepe, Kauai, he is survived by son Ronald; daughters Anita Lee, Stephanie Topolic and Kristyne Tanaka; brothers Melvin and Oie Mon; sister Nui Gau Char; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Robert K. Fox,74, of Honolulu died last Tuesday in St. Francis-West Hospice. Born in Bell County, Ky., he is survived by sons Carleton, David and Dana; daughter Cindy Murakami; and a grandchild. Private services.

Bullet Shizuko Y. Fujii,93, of Honolulu died April 6 at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Eugene I. and Francis K.; sisters Sueko Tsutsumi, Yoshiko Kagihara and Carol K. Shiomichi; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Fujiko Fujimoto,94, of Honolulu died April 3 in Leahi Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Dorothy ue8 T. and Ellen S., and two grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet David N. Harvey Jr.,62, of Waimanalo, a waterfront maintenance supervisor at Pearl Harbor, died April 2 at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Jane; sons Keith and Darren; daughters Desiree Carlborn, Yolanda Hiapo and Vanessa Cadang; mother Katherine Madriaga; stepfather Pete Madriaga; sisters Rose Sniffen and Sandra Nakai; and nine grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. George Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Walter E. Hathaway,65, of Makawao, Maui, a retired resident manager from Aston Kaanapali Shores, died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Homer, Texas, he is survived by wife Anna; son Talmadge; daughter Tami Joslin; brother Wayne; sisters Betty Grandstaff, Murrel Ford and Jessie Ferris; and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at the M. Joslin residence. Casual attire.

Bullet Beverly C. Herring-Agbayani,63, of Aiea died Saturday in Aiea. Born in Ewa, she is survived by sons Carrick, Herring, Emory, Quincy, Alvey, Krome, Crine, Rubec and Whay Agbayani; daughters Zemmie Tong, Wynari Agbayani, Sherri Alcos and Valri Sinclair; brothers Charles and Claude Herring; sisters Haumea Watson, May Ganitano and Helen Arsiga; and 28 grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Church. Call after 9 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Abraham L. “Abe” Hokoana,73, of Honolulu, a retired stevedore with Matson Navigation, died Thursday in Pali Momi Hospital. Born in Paia, Maui, he is survived by son Rockwell; daughter Harmony; stepsons Theodore, William and Robert Rickard and Terry Kumaewa; stepdaughter Laine Silva; brothers Theodore and Joseph; hanai brother Dennis Oishi; sisters Nancy Hokoana, Martha Tengan and Rubby Wright; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Inurnment: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Bullet Albert M. Hussey Jr.,65, of Pearl City, a retired foreman from GTE, died Wednesday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Mercedes L.; sons Robbie Hussey and Kim, Anseth and Arn McKeague; daughters Cindy and Shelley Hussey, Lori Kolona and Andra Peters; brothers Alexander and Wesley; sisters Diana Ysabel, Lauwae Hew Len, Grace Hemenway, Nona Fuller and Katherine Book; and 18 grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Rikiwo Iida,95, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired utility foreman for the former Hawaiian Agriculture in Kau, died Wednesday in Kau Hospital. Born in Pahala, Hawaii, he is survived by daughters Hisako Yoshimura, Miyoko Quitoriano and Helene Paff; brother Thomas; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Pahala Hongwanji. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Harue Iwaki,87, of Kaneohe died April 1 in Kuakini Geriatric Facility. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons James T., Harold M., Richard E. and Wallace T.; daughters Patsy S. Tanimoto, Bertha K. Suzuka and Shirley K. Higa; sister Sumio Morioka; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Adeline E. Kunstman,90, of Honolulu died last Tuesday at home. Born in Haiku, Maui, she is survived by nephew Joaquin Villanueva. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Burial: Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Sylvia L. Levy,84, of Honolulu, a retired social worker, died Wednesday. Born in California, she is survived by niece Carol Brasle. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Bullet Emiterio R. “Terry” Mandap,91, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Pampanga, the Philippines, he is survived by daughter Adrienne M. Carnes, son Robert, brother Venancio, 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. Rosary: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine's Church in Kapaa. Call from 9 to 11 a.m. Mass to follow. Inurnment: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Bullet Jonathan W. Mariani,48, of Aiea, a retired police officer with the city, died Thursday in Pali Momi Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by daughters Angela and Namaka, parents John and Alice, brother Timothy, and sisters Joan Gomes and Jeanne Mariani-Belding. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Meiko “Mei” Matsui,72, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk for Liliha Bakery, died March 30. Born in Sacramento, Calif., she is survived by husband Masato; daughters Janice Nakamura, Jean Hara, Leila Matsui-Young and Karen Natsuhara; brother Tamiji “Tom” Kitagawa; sister Yoshiko “Marion” Daikai; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Hisa Matsuo,81, of Kona, Hawaii died Friday in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kona, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Hideo, sons Henry and Ronald, daughters Margaret King and Thelma Murphy, brother Tokujiro Tanaka, sisters Koto Tanaka and Motoko Honda, 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Ei Muramoto,98, of Honolulu died Thursday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Yamaguchi, Japan, she is survived by son Satoshi; daughters Gladys T. Yamada, Lorraine C. Yonemura and Leatrice M. Muramoto; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Inocencia C. Natividad,103, of Honolulu, died April 6 in Leahi Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is survived by daughters Rosenda Magallanes and Edralina Oliveros; son Mandac; brother Esmael Calapini; 21 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-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 after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Sally F. Nishida,84, of Kaneohe, a retired seamstress, died April 4 in Leahi Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Raymond M., and four grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Agnes Ohira, also known as Agnes Haleamau,95, of Aiea died March 27 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in South Kohala, Hawaii, she is survived by daughters Theresa Mahi and Christine “Kauwila” Shima, stepsons Masa and Takeo, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kalaoa, Kona. Aloha attire.

Bullet Concetta D. Rydzewski,80, of Lahaina died Friday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, she is survived by sons Matthew Rydzewski and Rudy Reed and five grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Juan Tabieros Jr.,59, of Honolulu died Friday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Gloria; sons Robert and Telly John; daughters Mila Engle, Imelda Ashman and Jane and Carina Tabieros; parents Juan and Valentina; brother Anthony; sisters Elena Manuel and Charito Pluta; and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Laurel E. Taka,69, of Hilo, a retired clerk for the state Division of Forestry and Wildlife, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. Born in San Francisco, she is survived by husband Valentine K., sons Wayne K. and Theodore N. “Ted,” daughter Valerie Oskins, brother Gene Broderick, sister Ivy DeRego, and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Kazuo Tanaka,86, of Kahului, a retired supervisor for Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Puunene, Maui, he is survived by wife Chiye, daughters Aileen A. Tanaka and Katy K. Murayama, son Glenn K., sisters Sumiko Filius and Harumi Yamashita, brother Hiroshi, and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Cecilia G. Teixeira,83, of Honolulu, a retired payroll clerk for GTE Hawaiian Tel, died last Tuesday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by brother John. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Bullet George M. Wilcox,70, of Tacoma, Wash. and Honolulu, a jazz musician, died March 9 in University Place Care Center in Washington. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons George Jr., Joseph and Luna; daughters Georgene Moore and Maria Cabra; brother Gordon; sister Viola Waltjen; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Greenhaven Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Nicholas Zafirides,53, of Kapaa, Hawaii, an electrician, died Wednesday in Queen's Hospital. Born in New York, he is survived by wife Brenda, son Emanuel, stepdaughter Dominique Bartolo, father James, and sister Barbara Makris. Call after 5 p.m. tomorrow at St. Michael's Church in Lihue. Casual attire.



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