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Obituaries

Thursday, May 13, 1999


Bullet Gregoria L. Bagoyo, 92, of Honolulu died May 3 in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, she is survived by son Pedro, daughter Esperanza Sipin, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call from 2 to 5 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Church in Kalihi. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Lucia “Peggy” Bridges, 103, of Honolulu died yesterday at home. Born in Tipton, Iowa, she is survived by daughter Marilyn Price, six grandsons, and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Kawaiahao Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Donations suggested to Kawaiahao Church. Casual attire.

Bullet Alfred E.T. Diaz, 51, of Aiea, proprietor of University Pawn Shop, died Sunday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by fiancee Katherine A. Phillips; sons Alfred E. Jr., Jason D. and Ramden E.; daughters Tessie A. Diaz-Strauss, Janella N. Tienda and Shelly K. and Alexis-Anne Diaz; brothers Renaldo M. and Edward T. Diaz and Richard Armington-Diaz; sisters Marie L. Diaz, Sally J. Diaz-Diego, Thelma F. Diaz-Lancaster and Loretta J. Diaz-Cullen; hanai mother Marsha Joy-Phillips; hanai grandmother Kay Joy; and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Lawrence “Kego” Diego, 78, of Makawao, Maui, died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Paia, Maui, he is survived by wife Isabel S.; daughters Charlotte DeCoite, Evelyn Perreira and Sylvia Moniz; sons Allen and Norman; brother James; sister Elizabeth Freitas; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Eulogy: 7:15 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Rosary to follow. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: St. Joseph's Church.

Bullet Daisy L.T.W. Doong, 85, of Honolulu, who retired from Dole Pineapple Cannery, died April 30 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Makawao, Maui, she is survived by husband Allan, daughter Alda Mae Takabayashi, sister Mildred Chang, two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Bullet Fred M. Egami, 55, a former employee of Hawaiian Western Steel Co., died May 4. He was also a self-employed hog farmer of Hakimo Road. He is survived by wife Raymar H.; daughters Rayleen and Fayne; son Fred Jr.; and brothers Walter, Gilbert and Milton. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Timothy M. Golden, 83, of San Mateo, Calif. and formerly of Honolulu, who served in the Marine Corps during World War II, died last Thursday in San Mateo, Calif. Born in Washington, Conn., he is survived by daughter Alice J. Hilliard, brother Patrick, and two grandsons. Private services.

Bullet William B.C. Hee, 66, of Honolulu, a retired president of Engineers Surveyors Hawaii Inc., died Friday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Vivian; sons Eric and Kendall; daughters Linda Hee and Deanne Grathwohl; brothers Bung Yew and Francis; sisters Dora Aona, Lily Au, Aurora Mitchell and Betty Hooper; and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.

Bullet Isamu Katada, 80, of Pearl City, who worked in the lieutenant governor's Election Division, died last Thursday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Kunia, he is survived by wife Miyoko and sister Teruko Kiuchi. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Hannah M. “Maile” Kelii, 60, of Kona, Hawaii, a housekeeper for Bertha and Billy Paris Jr., died Friday in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kona, Hawaii, she is survived by son Paul, daughter Paula, brother George, sisters Mary Ann Pua Lindsey and Kuuleinani Cho, and two grandsons. Memorial services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Lanakila Congregational Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Central Kona Union Church. Casual attire.

Bullet Walter A. Lichota, 72, of Kailua, a dentist in Kailua for 38 years, died Monday in Tripler Hospital. He was also a retired major from the U.S. Air Force. Born in Stoystown, Pa., he is survived by wife Deborah; daughters Mary M., Keppi and Mikale Lichota and Barbara Lichota-Knott; sons Walter A. “Koni” Jr. and Joseph S.E.; sisters Helen Hallett and Ann Lichota; and three granddaughters. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church in Kailua. Call after 9 a.m. Reception: Knott Ranch, behind Castle Hospital. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Red Cross, Kosovo Refugee Crisis, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu 96816.

Bullet Mary C. Machado, 67, of Honolulu, a retired housekeeper from Princess Kaiulani Hotel, died Monday at home. Born in Kohala, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Donald; sons Jerry and Donald “Kaipo” Jr.; daughters Doreen Beamer, Donna Vea, Debbie Machado and Darlene Gonzalez; sister Emily DeLima; brother Manuel Caravalho; 11 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Jane A. Malterre, 72, of Wahiawa, a retired cafeteria worker at Kahala Elementary School, died May 5. Born in Waipahu, she is survived by husband Walter; sons Gus and Peter; daughters Trudy Horimoto, Mary Jane Bruening and Terry Ann Malterre; brothers Toraki, Keikichi and Larry Kurashima; sisters Betsy Zakahi, Amy Akamine and Rachel Kurashima; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii and the American Cancer Society.

Bullet Saturnino C. Medrano, 87, of Lihue, a retired painter and carpenter with the Lihue Plantation Co., died Sunday. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Perlita B.; sons Steven S. and Mel S.; daughters Charlene Dickerson, Pamela M. Jardin and Lavenda Apilado; and four grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Archie P.K. “Hands” Miner, 35, of Waianae, an employee of the city Handi-Van Division, died Monday in Honolulu. Born in Kaneohe, he is survived by wife Myra K.; son Archie P. Jr.; daughter Junerva; stepsons John and Bryson; mother Ivy Soares; brothers James R.K., Dai Edward I. and Clade Joseph I.; and sisters Minerva I. Raymond and Noel June L. Kawaa. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 4 p.m. Monday at Makaha Beach.

Bullet Ethel U. Miyahira, 78, of Makawao, Maui, a cook and baker at Pukalani Country Club Restaurant, died Sunday in Wailuku. She was also owner/proprietor of “Ethel's Place” and served on the kitchen staff at Seabury Hall. Born on Oahu, she is survived by sons Abel and Glenn T., brother Albert C. Kiyuna, sisters Joyce T. Awakuni and Teruko Broda, three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Pookela Church in Makawao. Call after 3 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. No flowers.

Bullet John L. Mohika Jr., 40, of Waianae, a musician, died Tuesday in Waianae Comprehensive Health Center. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by fiancee Sandra Armitage, mother Felicita, grandmother Julia, son Brian, daughters Cheraun Rivera and Jennifer and Kawehi Mohika, brother August, sister Johanna, and a grandchild. Services: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Edgar V. Quidilla, 38, of Makakilo, who worked for Oahu Care Facility, died April 21 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was also an electrician apprentice with Mike's Electric. Born in Cagayan, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Cleo L.; son Edward J.; daughter Cecille Marie; parents Victorio and Virginia; grandmother Cecilia L. Valin; brother Frank V.; and sisters Mildred V. Balmores, Carol V. Galapia and Evangeline V. Quidilla. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Bullet Donald Y. Sato, 84, of Kaneohe, who retired from Hickam Air Force Base, died last Thursday. Born in Waialua, he is survived by niece Eileen Maeshiro. Private services.

Bullet Ronald Sekimoto, 56, of Honolulu, an accountant for the state Department of Labor, died Monday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Michele S., son Kyle K., daughters Jennie M. Sekimoto and Lori N. Nakamura, mother Asako and sister Carol. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Pamela Karr Smith, 90, of Arroyo Grande, Calif. died Monday in Arroyo Grande Hospital. Born in Parsons, Kan., she is survived by niece Barbara K. Riddle and nephews G. Bradley and Michael P. Karr. No services. Scattering of ashes in Hawaii.

Bullet Edward Soares, 63, of Wahiawa, a retired firefighter for the federal government at N.C. Tams (Naval 85), died April 28 in Wahiawa. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran. Born in Waialua, he is survived by wife Sonia B.; sons Robert C. and Ikaika E.; daughter Edlyn M. Pacatang; brothers Abraham “Ham,” George and Herman; sisters Miriam Salvia, Thelma Liu and Helen Lausterer; and seven grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Liliuokalani Protestant Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Lemaga F. Taito, 72, of Waipahu, a retired forklift operator at Weyerhaeuser Co., died Friday in Maluhia Long Term Care Health Center. Born in American Samoa, he is survived by daughters Alofaaga-Ann Viliamu and Taliilagi Sagapolu; sisters Aimalefoa Pedro, Faaletonu Peko and Tatupu Fruean; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Samoan Congregational Christian Church of Honolulu, 616 N. School St. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Kiyoka Takahashi, 93, of Wahiawa died May 5 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Waipahu, she is survived by sons Herbert Y. and Raymond M.; daughters Dorothy Wuthnow, Gertrude S. Ebesu and Bessie F. Nonaka; sisters Grace H. Takeda, Clara K. Ishikawa and Betty S. Kihara; 18 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet John T. Takahashi, 71, of Honolulu, a retired corporate planner for Hawaiian Telephone Co., died April 30 in California Pacific Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Kimie, sons Nylen H. and Miles Y., daughter Lori C. Mew, brothers James S. and Donald S., sister Bessie S., and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to a charity.

Bullet George H. Ventura, 88, of Kula, Maui, a park keeper for Maui Parks and ue8 Recreation, died Monday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Puunene, Maui, he is survived by wife Cecelia P.; sons George Jr., Anthony and Victor; daughters Aileen Shim, Colleen Weimer, Winona Pokipala, Mary Ann Sylva and Carol Pamat; sisters Bessie Moniz, Virginia Jardin and Violet Rodrigues; 26 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Holy Ghost Church. Call from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow.

Bullet Arnold S. Villanueva, 73, of Halawa died last Thursday in Halawa. Born in Nueva Viscaya, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Gabriela B.; son Arnold Jr.; daughters Marigene and Beth; brothers Manuel, Jake and Angel; and sisters Rosario Quiming, Pacita Peralta, Salud Catu, Luz Villanueva and Fely Gumayagay. Wake services: 8 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Final services in the Philippines. Burial at Loyola Memorial Park at a later date.

Bullet Richard W. Vine, 85, vocal professor at the University of Hawaii, died last Thursday in Menomonie, Wis. He is survived by wife Eleanor, son James D., and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Richard Vine Scholarship, Account No. 12136954, University of Hawaii Foundation, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu 96828.

Bullet Ronald P. Wallace, also known as “Ron” or “Uncle Waldo,” 48, of Pukalani, Maui, was the owner of the cocktail lounge Uncle Waldo's Hang Loose Lounge in Kahului. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Ross Wilson, 66, of Hilo, a retired salesman for the former Fred L. Waldren Store, died Tuesday at home. Born in Samson, Ala., he is survived by wife Bluebell, sons Ross Jr. and Ray, daughters Wilnette Miyashiro and Wendy Wilson, mother Gertrude, and nine grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.



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