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Obituaries

Monday, May 24, 1999


Bullet Florence Lee Borsdorf, 81, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died May 20 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Pahoa. She is survived by husband Floyd; sons Charles Huston and Thomas and John Campbell; daughters Arleta Smith and Rachel McKenzie; sisters Margaret and Dorothy Lee and Helen Kajiyama, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Wake service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call: 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. at the church. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2. Casual attire.

Bullet Egmedio Romero Dacanay, 91, of Hilo, Hawaii, a Puna Sugar Co. employee, died May 21. He is survived by son Franklin; daughter Rose Marie Organ; daughter-in-law Yoshiko, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after to 9 a.m. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Shizuko Hamaoka, 82, of Honolulu, co-owner of Sierra Service Station, died May 14 at St. Francis Medical Center West Hospice. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by brothers Kazuo and Takeo Kondo and sister Frances Ito. Services were private.

Bullet Edward Axel Holmstrom, 76, of Kailua, a retired Army lieutenant colonel with 26 years of service, died May 20 in Honolulu. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Ann Marie; daughters Patricia Howard, Judith Mailheau and Deborah Young; brother Richard, and five grandchildren. Inurnment services: 3 p.m. Thursday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Bullet Ann Tamiko Iwamoto, 72, of Aina Haina, a retired underwriter for Continental Insurance, died May 19 at home. She was born in Pauuilo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Eddie; son Stanley; daughter Sharon Hashimoto; father Hatashi Takamune; brothers Larry, Roy and John Takamune; sisters Jessie Tokunaga, Akiyo “Aki” Takamune and Marjorie Furubayashi, and two grandchildren. Service: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Lawrence N. Paresa, 57, of Lihue, Kauai, also known as “Butchie” or “Larry,” died May 14 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son Bryan; parents Louis J. and Stella N.; brother James T.; sisters Betty L. Bak and Barbara Paresa, and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Kauai Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday on Maui, at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11:15 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Leis welcome.

Bullet James M. “Slim” Takahashi, 89, of Honolulu, a retired heavy equipment mechanic and foreman for E.E. Black Ltd., died May 13 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Hihumi; son James M.; daughter Barbara R. Kajiya, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Ruth Mai Tanji, 95, of Honolulu, died May 19 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Fukushima, Japan. She is survived by sons George, Harry, Walter and Howard; daughters Alice Sekiguchi, Helen Suh, Pearl Juan and Esther Umeno; brothers Shigeru and Motoaki Goto; sisters Toshi Hirano, Tsuki Kato, Toki Suzuki and Mildred Higashihara, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Service: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

Bullet Paulino F. Tesoro, 68, of Kahului, Maui, a retired bartender from Sheraton Maui, died last Monday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Elisea; sons Paul and Edgar; daughter Melanie; brothers Dominic and Ignacio; sisters Alberta Torrejos and Esperanza Castillo, and four grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park's Garden of Meditation. Casual attire.

Bullet Walter Tadao Yoshioka, 64, a retired banker from Central Pacific Bank, died May 17 at Kuakini Medical Center. He is survived by wife Pamela Wing Hin; son Mark; brothers George, Stanley and Harry; sister Joyce Kawamura, and sister-in-law Nobu. Service: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.



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