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Obituaries

Wednesday, May 5, 1999


Bullet Teodolfo Afaga, 84, of Kailua-Kona, a retired ranch hand with Parker Ranch, died April 17 in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Leandra D.; sons Mariano, Manuel, Domy, Miguel, Roland and Sebastian; daughters Warlita Afaga, Rodola Tangonan and Susana Arora; brother Pedro; 30 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. All-night wake: 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Afaga residence, 76-6179 Pakalana Road at Alii Kai Subdivision in Kailua-Kona. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Anthony J. Ancheta, 27, of Paauhau, Hawaii, a tree nursery farmer, died Friday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Honokaa, he is survived by son Reyn Maria, father Anthony “Tony,” mother Francisca “Frances,” brother Troy L., sisters Jodell K. and Jolene K. and grandfather Candido. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Emil Cacal residence, 53-4197 Akone Pule Highway. Scattering of ashes later. Casual attire. Leis and loose petals welcome.

Bullet Hiromichi Asaoka, 68, of Honolulu, a retired president of Rebar Inc. and Asaoka & Associates, died Sunday. Born in Honomu, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Nancy T., sons Neil K. and Lyle K., daughter Lynn A. Gasper-Asaoka, mother Masuno Abeshima-Asaoka, brothers Leonard and Frederick Abeshima, sister Miyuki Asaoka-Kurisaki, and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Straub Foundation at 1100 Ward Ave., Honolulu 96814; Hawaii Parkinson Association of Hawaii, 347 N. Kukui St., Honolulu 96817; or charity.

Bullet Seso Baguio, 78, of Kaneohe will be remembered in memorial services 5 p.m. tomorrow at Heeia Kea Pier. Scattering of ashes to follow. He is also survived by wife Florence K. and 20 grandchildren. Additional information for an obituary published Friday provided by the family.

Bullet Josie R. Biccay, 43, of Kunia, Hawaii, died April 3 in Abra Provencio Hospital, the Philippines. Born in Abra, the Philip pines, she is survived by husband Paterno T.; daughters Jeanifer P., Jobelle R. and Julie Anne R.; father Emilio B. Respicio; mother Guadalupe B. Respicio; brothers Danilo B. and Eddie B. Respicio; and sisters Esperanza R. Peria and Alma R. Ariota. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary- Waipio. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Cleghorn A. Boyd Jr., 80, of Honolulu, a retired federal assistant fire chief, died April 24 in Straub Hospital. He was also a World War II veteran and received the Silver Star for his bravery. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by daughters Anella Lopes, Gladys Pagan, Sandy and Mignonette Boyd and Alexandra Achiu; sisters Helen Rathburn and Janis Strohlin; brother Richard H.; stepbrother Thomas Kiesel; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 12:45 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet David Chun, 77, of Haliimaile, Maui, a retired branch manager of United Agricultural Products, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He also worked at Maui Pine and Occidental Chemical and was the founder of Chun's Nursery in Kahului. Born in Hakalau, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Nancy, sons Llewellyn “Malama” and Colin, sisters Helen Eberly and Rita Low, and a granddaughter. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Marshall D. Coleman, 72, of Lawai, Kauai, a retired communications engineer with Bendix Corp. in Kokee, died Saturday in Wilcox Hospital. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran. Born in Danville, Va., he is survived by wife Mary Louise Doucette, daughters Ruth Coleman and Mary E. Coleman Cope, and two granddaughters. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Rosalia D. “Zia” Correia, 93, of Kahuku died Saturday in Kahuku. Born in Waialua, she is survived by daughters Mary M. Cambra, Dolores B. Correia and Alberta E. Souza; brother Charles G. Duarte; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial mass: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

Bullet Pedro C. Dela Cruz Jr., 57, of Waipahu, a welder with S & M Welding Co., died Thursday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Bulacan, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Teresita M., son Farrell N., daughters Tricia Lynn and Deanna, mother Juanita, brothers Edgardo and Ernesto, sisters Erlinda Yunting and Fe Dela Cruz, and a granddaughter. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call 9 a.m. to noon. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Rodrigo B. Dela Cruz, 79, of Mililani, formerly of Whitmore, who retired from Dole Co., died April 16 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Tarlac, the Philippines, he is survived by children Lucina Price, Lucy Kamealoha and Max, Larry, Dado and Elvis Dela Cruz; sister Trinidad Guting; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Natsuyo M. Eugenio, 92, of Honolulu died Saturday in Honolulu. Born in Hawaii, she is survived by husband Cirilo S.; sons Harry, Albert, Walter and William Chong; daughter Helen Chong; brother Raymond Maruya; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Bullet Laura E. Griffis, 36, of Peahi, Maui, who worked in retail sales, died last Wednesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., she is survived by father William, mother Sue Ellen Lipp, son Gabriel, grandmother Alta Hornbuckle, and longtime companion Tom Hackett. Services: noon Sunday at Baldin Beach Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Theresa A. Higashi, 66, of Puhi, Kauai, a housekeeper in the hotel industry, died last Wednesday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hawaii, she is survived by son Glyn, daughter Tina Rapozo, sisters Contrada Pabro and Saturnina Cabinatan, and six grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call from 9 to 9:15 a.m. Casual or aloha attire.

Bullet Nestor M. Javier, 34, of Mililani, who worked at the Convalescent Health Center, Liliha Health Care and Chili's Restaurant, died April 10 in the Philippines. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Evangelina; sons Nestor Jr. and Michael; daughters Vanessa and Amber; mother Blandina; sisters Anatalia Agulay, Annaliza Velasco and Annabelle Gambol; and grandmother Antonia Macalma. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Saturday at St. Paul's Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Richard L. Klark, 61, of Honolulu, a salesman for Guam Freight Forwarders for 20 years, died Monday in Honolulu. Born in Michigan City, Ind., he is survived by sister Nora-Jean Rhum and companion Lois Dalgas. Memorial services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Elks Club Lodge.

Bullet Kong Yuk “Andy” Lee, 91, of Honolulu, a retired federal electrician, died April 23 in Honolulu. Born in Hakipu, Koolaupoko, he is survived by sisters Rhoda Wong and Eleanor Lum. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow.

Bullet Roman B. Martinez, 60, of Aiea, a retired first-class petty officer in the U.S. Navy, died Sunday in Aiea. Born on Guam, he is survived by wife Clarita; sons Gavien, Ivan, Edmund and Russell Martinez and Michael Untalan; daughter Eva Lavarias; mother Dolores; brothers Jose, Edward, Francisco and Richard; sisters Josephine Aflague, Olivia Franquez and Judy Guerrero; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Vy F. Mitchell, 40, of Honolulu died April 24 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Kiri Frances Kemp; son William T.T. Kemp IV; father Harry; brothers Carter, Derick and Lloyd; and sister Joy. Memorial services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Waikiki Beach Center. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire.

Bullet Rose “Jackie” Rego Nobrega, 90, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher at Koko Head Elementary School, died April 25 at home. Born in Hanamaulu, Kauai, she is survived by daughters Inez Souza, Frances Baker and Carole Celebrado; brothers John, Manuel, Martin and Robert Rego; sisters Helen Matsushima, Alice Thompson and Margaret Po; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Mitsuru M. Ouye, 61, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired state audio visual technician, died Friday in Wilcox Hospital. He was also a U.S. Army veteran, a commissioner for Hawaii Cable Television, and served with the Space Tracking and Data Acquisition network in Kokee. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he is survived by wife Feleilani; son Mitchell K.; daughter Michelle Obeso; brothers Harry, Dr. Melton, Robert and Dr. James; and sisters Bernice Uehara and Ellen Sakamoto. Prayer services: 7:30 every evening until Monday at Connie Estanzo's residence, 5173 Kalika St. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Kapaa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Annie K.N. Perreira, 89, of Lihue, a cashier for Lihue Theatre, died April 27 in Hale Ohao Nursing Home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Annette C.C. Kaluahine, sister Alice K.N. Iida, brothers Benjaman and Frank A. Napoleon, and 10 grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Pablo R. Ripani, 74, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired licensed practical nurse from Kula Hospital, died Sunday in Kaiser Hospital. He was also a Korean War veteran. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Virginia K., sons Pablo R. Jr. and Stephen K., sister Francine Rosal, and four grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Ghost Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Roseanne C. Snodgrass, 46, of Makaha, an educational assistant at Kapolei Elementary School, died April 26 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband David, son Adam, mother Virginia Kapele, and brother Gregory Cazimero. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday at Makaha Beach.

Bullet Sikai Tagovailoa, 44, of Ewa Beach died April 20 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in American Samoa, she is survived by husband Kiliona Mataiuma; sons Motugafa S. and Prince K. Iaulualo; daughters Bettyrose and Siuta; mother Fevaiga I.; brothers Seumaninoa G., Iefata and Motugafa Tagovailoa, Fetalaiga T. and Iefata T. Afuola and Mataese Tagaloa; sisters Malama Fesili, Samanu and Atalina Tagovailoa and Fiamama A. Muasau; and three grandchildren. Wake: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Kaumakapili Church. Call 5:30-9 p.m. Services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Gladys S. Uehara, Yago “Kushinka,” 80, of Kahaluu and formerly of McCully and Kahuku, a retired Bert's Cafe waitress and cook, died April 26 in Queen's Hospital. She also worked for Capt. James Chadwick at Pearl Harbor in her teens. Born in Puukolii, Maui, she is survived by sons Herbert T. and Cary K., daughter Theresa Y. Oshiro, six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Fone Vongsayadeth, 61, of Honolulu died Wednesday at home. Born in Laos, he is survived by sons Thong, Phet, Kham and Keo; daughters Phetsomphone Munroe and Laongdao and Darlene Vongsayadeth; two brothers in Laos; brother My Champathong of Honolulu; sister in Laos; and seven grandchildren. Call from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary.

Bullet William L. “Uncle Bill” Watt, 58, of Maalaea, Maui, a maintenance supervisor for HC&S, died Thursday at home. He also served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Born in Pocatello, Idaho, he is survived by sisters Midge Orlea; Mary E. “Mert” Currie and family; and hanai family Robert Luuwai and family. Services: 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Maalaea Boat Club.

Bullet Alma “Aolani” Wilhelm, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired marking room manager at Sears Roebuck for 42 years, died Friday in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sister Mona. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Russell J. Williams, 56, of Honolulu died Monday at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by companion Lani Barnett-Williams, sons Damon and Kendrick, parents Solomon and Adeline, brother Kaimi, sisters Waiola Fields and Kahao Williams, stepchildren Michael Barnett and Malia Ross, and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kaneohe Congregational Church, 45-114 Waikapoki Road. Call after 9 a.m.



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