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Obituaries

Thursday, May 27, 1999


Bullet Matsua Agena, 94, of Hawaii died Friday in Kauai Veterans Hospital. Born on Okinawa, she is survived by sons Tsutomu, Susumu and Larry Y.; daughters Akiko Oshiro, Alice Fukumoto and Lily Y. Higashi; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waimea Hongwanji Church.

Bullet Keoki E.P. Ahuna, 16, of Ookala, Hawaii, a junior at Honokaa High School, will be remembered in a Mass 7 p.m. Friday at Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire. He died in Kona Community Hospital after a car accident Sunday on Queen Kaahumanu Highway. Born in Honokaa, Hawaii, he is survived by mother Valerie Poindexter, father George, sisters Rochelle Peters and Mikela Ahuna, grandparents Clarence Souza and Muriel Ahuna and great-grandfather Urbano Visaya.

Bullet Donald Lee Beck, 72, of Rancho Mirage, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, former president of Midpac, died Sunday. He also worked for Continental Airlines. Born in Hutchinson, Kan., he is survived by wife Esther Martinez, mother Helen, sister Shirley Arnold, sons Gary L. and Larry D., and four grandchildren. Services on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to PATS, Pohnpei Agriculture and Trade School, P.O. Box 39, Pohnpei, Micronesia, 96941, attention the Rev. Joseph E. Billotti, S.J.

Bullet Wilma L.K.M. Benito, 55, of Hilo died Friday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Mountain View, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Clarence; son Sean; daughter Uilani; brothers John, Robert and Reed Kepaa and Martin Martinson; sisters Josephine Mahi, Rose Manuia and Kainalu Ahu; and a grandchild. Wake services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. next Thursday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Randy J. Cadabona, 33, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a welder for Hamakua Sugar Plantation, died May 15 in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. Born in Honokaa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Elena L.Y.I., daughter Saysha K., parents John A. and Elizabeth I.T.D., brother John C., and grandfather Girardo. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Alvin K. Carineo, 46, of Hanapepe, Kauai died last Thursday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he is survived by brothers Frank Jr., Jerry, Lindsey, Ricky and Edwin; sisters Yvonne, Joanne, Frances, Lynette and Laverne Carineo, Lorraine Manus, Roseline Hosaka and Joan Olive; sons Machlin and Duncan; and daughter Melissa. Beach services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Port Allan Boat Harbor. Scattering of ashes and potluck gathering to follow. Casual attire.

Bullet Anthony L. DeCoite, 71, of Kokomo, Maui, a meat packer and cattle rancher, died Monday at home. Born in Kokomo, Maui, he is survived by wife Frances M.; sons Alan, Russel and Mark; daughters Cindy Parris and Karen Perreira; brothers Joseph, Bernard, Kenneth, Chucky, Paul, Peter, Richard and James; sisters Marion Myers, Sister Maria Goretti, Phyllis Areu, Bernadine Franco, Agnes Fernandez, Ann Cravalho and Donna Chong; and 12 grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Veterans Cemetery at Makawao.

Bullet Harry Y. Fujinaka, 63, of Kaneohe, a retired teacher and principal with the state Department of Education, died May 19 in Kailua. Born in Maunaloa, Molokai, he is survived by wife Rosalind “Roz Savella”; sons Del, Len and Tad; brothers Edward and Arthur; sisters Dillie Tomita, Lillie Hirata, Marion Uyeno, Shirley Takaoka and Naomi Takai; and a granddaughter. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Assembly of God. Call after 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Edward Y. Higa, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired diesel mechanic, died Saturday in Leeward Nursing Home. Born in Kaheka, Maui, he is survived by son Edwin I., daughter Charlotte S., sisters Janet Y. Asato and Edna C. Shimoyama and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Alice M. Isobe, 68, of Honolulu, a retired cafeteria manager for Robert Louis Stevenson Intermediate School, died May 15 in Straub Hospital. She was also a sewing school instructor in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Mamoru, sons Darron T. and Alan N., brothers Kiyoshi and George K. Takata, and five grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Kai Ward. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet David K. “Keka” Keakealani, 85, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired ranch hand with Puuwaawaa Ranch, died Monday in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Puuanahulu, Hawaii, he is survived by daughters Merline L. Kihe, Julia L. Keakealani Akau, Lucy K. Tagavilla and Kathleen M. Keakealani Rapoza; sister Caroline Pereira; 20 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at O Kalamakua Congregational Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Puolili family plot in Puuanahulu. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Claudette M. Kim Uyehara, 72, of Aiea, a retired merchandise and support associate for Sears Roebuck & Co., died last Thursday at home. Born in Makawao, Maui, she is survived by husband Masagoro; son Dean; daughter Lora Burbage; brothers Young Soo Choo and Frank Kim; sisters Marian Rajcevich, Dinah You and Hannah Han; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Sanford Y. “Sandy” Kodama, 61, of North Plainfield, N.J., who worked for AT&T in Basking Ridge, N.J., died May 17 in Summit, N.J. He also was employed by Mid-Jersey Fire Systems Inc. in Piscataway, N.J. and served in the U.S. Air Force. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Ann Granger Kodama; children Daniel and Linda Sosa and Catherine Harrison; brothers Harold and Stanley; sisters Irene Oka, Clara Ogata and Alice Hayashida; and six grandchildren. Services and burial held.

Bullet Gan Yong Lee, 76, of Honolulu, a retired hotel maintenance employee, died Tuesday. Born in Korea, he is survived by wife So Sim Kim; sons Sang Hoon, Sang Cheol, Sang Ryun, Sang Ouk and Sang Young; daughters Jung Soon and Jung Shim; three brothers; three sisters; and 18 grandchildren. Korean Buddhist services: noon Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Eiki Matsumoto, 78, of Wahiawa, a retired superintendent from E.E. Black Ltd., died last Thursday in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Papaikou, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Violet Y.; sons Dennis and Kirk; daughter Alison; brothers Yoshio and Eisho; sisters Sadako Higa, Tsuruko Johnston and Sueno Lally; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Manuel K.A. Midallia, infant son of Melvin and Yvonne, is survived by grandparent Adolph Kamealoha. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Kam Eu “Kammy” Miyashiro, 79, of Kailua is also survived by brothers Rodney, Charles, Nelson, Herbert, Alvin and Brian Chang and sisters Lai Ing Kahaumia, Dorothy Kaneas, Nora Forster and May Lau. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Georgia J. O'Kelley, 55, of Waianae died Wednesday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Santa Monica, Calif., she is survived by husband Terry; daughter Devon Flint; son Doug Flint; brothers Ivan Painschab and Harry Owen; sisters Minda Painschab, Marcee Roberts and Sandra Brown; mother Eva Habbick; and stepmothers Janet Painschab and Eunice Owen. Services at a later date.

Bullet Suzue K. Omuro, 82, of Wailuku died May 19 in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Puunene, Maui, she is survived by sons Richard and Stanley, daughter Carol Murakoshi, brother George Kitagawa, sisters Fumiyo Tamura and Alma Maeda, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Myung Sook “Kim” Otake, 66, of Kahului, a retired cook from Club Koa, died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Seoul, she is survived by husband Joe, sons Terrence and Michael O'Rourke, brother William Kim, two brothers and two sisters in Korea, and a grandson. Services: 4 p.m. today at Kahului Hongwanji Mission.

Bullet Sauino R. Pasigan, of Honolulu died May 19 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by father Sauino S. Lene; mother Nohelani N.; grandparents James and Loreen Pasigan, Lene Nuumanaia and Kuata Lene; and great-grandparents Estelle and Tovia Fatu. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow.

Bullet Albert K. Quartero, 78, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honokaa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Leonora “Inday;” sons Melvin, Michael and Marshall; daughters Marlene Elisaga, Madeleine Cenido, Marvalee Fernandez, Michele Obra, Maria Quartero and Desiree Yamauchi; brothers Arnold Quartero and Alfred and John Requilman; hanai brother Raymond Chang; sisters Nina Fabro, Florence Keliikoa, Maraea Barrientos, Rose Hattori, Sarah Lennox, Josephine Requilman and Frances McGowan; 31 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:45 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Takeshi Shishido, 73, of Kailua, a retiree, died May 18 in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Noriko; and children Glorial Y. and Robert A. Shishido and Frances and Jayson Kramer. Private services.

Bullet Tokue Shishido, 89, of Kahului, a licensed practical nurse at Puunene Hospital, died Sunday in Kahului Hale Makua. She was also owner of the Manju Shop. Born in Puunene, Maui, she is survived by sons Garnett and William; daughter Winifred Saiki; brothers Takae and Carl Hasegawa; sisters Nobue Terada, Sadako Yamaguchi and Hideko Miyajima; seven grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Kunio Takayama, 76, of Waipahu, who retired from Yoshimoto Construction Co., died last Thursday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by wife Miyoko, son Steve, daughter Amy F. Torres, brother Kuichi, sister Barbara Tsujimoto, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Martha T. Takumi, 79, of Wailuku died Tuesday in Apple Valley, Minn. Born in Kealakekua, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Shiyuzo, daughter Jerolyn, son Gerald, and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers or memorials. Donations suggested to a church or charity.

Bullet Theodore Teves, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired maintenance man, died Sunday in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Betty Lou, son Mark, daughter Laurine J. Quizon, brothers Harold and Jack, sisters Genevieve Morraes and Yvonne Lindo, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Gerald F. “Jerry” Van Volkenburg, 72, formerly of Honolulu, a stationery industry executive in Southern California, died May 7 in Community Hospital in Ventura, Calif. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, he is survived by wife Connie and daughter Lisa. Services held.



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