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Obituaries

Tuesday, June 8, 1999


Bullet Anatalia M. Asuncion,82, of Waipahu, a retired field worker from Del Monte Fresh Produce, died May 29 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Isabela, the Philippines, she is survived by son Julian, brother Lorenzo Miguel, nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Lylac Baker-Higa,69, of Honolulu, who retired from Amfac Inc., died last Tuesday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Tomoshin Higa; sons Randall T., Derick M. and Kenrock K.S. Higa; hanai son Natalie G. Baker; brother Glen Baker; sisters Linda Fitzgerald and Shirley Salazar; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Mariano B. Balderas,82, of Hanapepe Heights, Kauai, a retired assistant operations steam generations plant with Olokele Sugar Co., died Wednesday in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. Born in Bangued Abra, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Esmenia, son Ernest, daughter Barbara Daligcon, brother Donato, sister Mary Jasmin, and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Bullet Raymundo Beda,94, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired field worker with Lihue Sugar Plantation, died Friday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by nephew Johnny S. Wigan and great-niece Felicidad J. Galindo. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Bullet Hugh H. Blowers,17, of Pearl City died Thursday. Born in San Francisco, he is survived by parents Norman A. and Naeyo, and sister Masami. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Kalihi Union Church. Casual attire.

Bullet Manuel “Eddie” Cabalis,83, of Pearl City, a city refuse worker, died May 24 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii, he is survived by sons Arnold, Paul and Ivangordon; brothers Harry and Moses Cabalero and Jack and Jerry Cabalis; sisters Leona Cabalero, Marge Rawlins, Elsie Ramos and Trinidad Kelly; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Council Church. Call after 10:15 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Agnes Ching,93, died May 26 in California. She is survived by son Clarence S., daughter Geneva Jean Yee, sister Olive Doo, 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 9:30 a.m. June 18 at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Burial to follow.

Bullet Rodney E. Freedman,71, of Honolulu, who retired from the military, died May 28 in Kaiser Hospital. He was also a steel guitar musician with Paradise Serenaders and Germaine's Luau Show. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Emma, daughters Charlene Meyer and Momi Freedman, brother Leonard, sister Priscilla Morrow, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Kai Ward, 219 Lunalilo Home Road. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Dr. Robert V. Hollison Jr.,51, of Honolulu, in family practice at Straub Hospital, died May 31. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by son Keith; daughters Renee, Dawn and Laura; brother Robin; and sisters Dr. Lynne Hollison Witte and Diana Neptune. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m.

Bullet Alan R. “Rollie” Holt Jr.,41, of Kailua, died May 19 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He is survived by parents Alan and Ruth, sister Georgette, and brothers Jeffery and James. Services: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at St. Phillips Episcopal Church, 87-227 St. John's Road in Waianae.

Bullet Robert K. “Bob” Honjo,72, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired instrument specialist with McBryde Sugar Co., died Saturday at home. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Born in Lawai, Kauai, he is survived by wife Yoneko; son Peter; daughter Heide Soto; stepdaughters Colleen and Valerie Coyaso and Melanie S. Kalauawa; brothers Walter and Henry; sister Florence Rapozo; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 5 p.m. next Tuesday at Kalaheo Missionary Church. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Ray K. Howell,77, of White City, Ore., formerly of Honolulu, corporate treasury secretary for F.T. Opperman Inc., died May 31 in Medford, Ore. Born in Escindido, Calif., he is survived by son William; daughter Priscilla Bircher; brothers Don, Bob and Jack; and three grandchildren. Services held. Contributions suggested to Trail Christian Fellowship, 18881 Highway 62, Eagle Point, OR 97524 or Providence Foundation Hospice, 1111 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504.

Bullet Mary E. Ishida,48, of Kapaa, Kauai, a special education teacher with Kapaa Elementary School, died Saturday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Gowanda, N.Y., she is survived by husband Clyde; son Timothy K.; daughter Emily C.; father Dr. James W. Taft; brothers James W. Jr., Martin, Richard, Allan and Pastor John; and sisters Barbara McKenna and Jessica. Memorial services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at All Saints Episcopal Church in Kapaa. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet John J. Kaniho, also known as “Honey Chew” or “Big John,”68, of Lahaina, a retired tractor mechanic for Pioneer Mill, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Lahaina, he is survived by wife Emily K.U.; son John Jr.; daughters Ginger Lum, Patty J. Kaniho, Emily Arcangel and Mary Command; brothers Herbert, Abraham, Harold and Christopher; sisters Martha Tengan, Annabelle Runnels, Dorothy Kamimoto, Florence Yoshino and Rebecca Shishido; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary-Norman's. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Eugene K. Kepa,58, of Waimanalo died May 31 in Ewa Beach. Born in Hawaii, he is survived by sons Naka, Ala and Awe; daughters Ipo, Lei, Rina and Stacey; brothers Wilfred and Frannie; sister Jane; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial services over ashes: 11 a.m. Thursday at Kaiona Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Bullet Sadako Kiyota,84, of Lahaina, fry cook at Lahaina Broiler, died last Tuesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Lahaina, Maui, she is survived by husband Shoichi; sons Robert and Allen; daughters Amy Kimura and Trudy Kiyota; brothers Gary Kato and Futoshi Otomo; sisters Mitsue Watanabe, Aiko Otomo and Ichino Ishii; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Naoto Kusakabe,75, of Makawao, Maui, a retired assistant shop supervisor at Maui Pineapple Co., died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Ulupalakua, Maui, he is survived by son James N., daughter Claire, sisters Alice S. Imada and Peggy T. Imai and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet George R. Kuwahara,84, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Holualoa-Kona, Hawaii, he is survived by son Robert K.; daughter Carolyn S. Yoshimoto; sisters Toyoko Yoshikawa, Esther Fujii and Hazel Fujihana; a grandchild; two stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Yee Moi Lee, also known as Sai Ping Lum Lee,86, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died May 20 in Ann Pearl Care Nursing Home. Born in Canton, China, she is survived by sons Dennis and Edmund, daughters Lai Fong Dung and Lillian Ng, brother Raymond Choy, 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bullet Maxima B. Leones,102, of Koloa, Kauai will be remembered in services 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphaels Church in Koloa. Call from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Burial: Koloa Public Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire. Incorrect information for an obituary published Friday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Chiyono Matsuda,76, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, who retired from Pearl Harbor, died May 19 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Laurie Ohashi, brother Masayuki, sisters Frances Okamura and Jane Saito, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Paul H. Miyamoto,79, of Honolulu, a retired GTE installation and sales representative, died May 25 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Naalehu, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Cecilia K., son Randall K., stepson Harlan Silva, stepdaughter Fredlyn Nishikawa, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Hatsuko Murashige,92, of Kula, Maui, died May 28 in Kula Hospital. Born in Paia, Maui, she is survived by daughter Amy Yamahiro; sisters Tomiko Umeda, Patsy T. Miller, Betty Tsuji and Humie Suyama; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Norman K. Ono,82, of Kahului, a retired mechanic for HC&S, died Friday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. Born in Puunene, Maui, he is survived by wife Chang Bok; sons W. Bruce, Gaylen and Joel; daughters Laureen Ono and Darlene Yokoyama; sisters Yuri Wilms and Miyo Fullerton; brothers Nathaniel and Tamotsu; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Setsuko Oshiro,68, of Honolulu, a retired owner and proprietor of Kotobuki Coffee Shop, died May 26 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Okinawa, Japan, she is survived by sons Brian O. and Alan M.; daughters Eileen S. Yoshimoto, Karen H. Ishii and Susan T. Kawamoto; mother Kame; brother Mitsuo; sister Jane K. Miyagi; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Edna Y. Oshita,formerly of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired teacher from Kapaa Elementary School, died May 9 in California. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, she is survived by brother Asaichi Yasuda. Private services.

Bullet Germina “Leolani” Quereto,79, of Kapaa, Kauai, a captain for Smith's Boats River Tours, died Sunday in Wilcox Hospital. She was also an entertainer and worked for the Hawaiian Fruit Packers Pineapple Co. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, she is survived by sons John, Nicholas and Moroni; sisters Beatrice Billedo, Louise Young, Mary Sa and Condalero Carvalho; brothers Manuel Rumion and Bobbie Quereto; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Kapaa Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Burial: Kapaa County Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Bullet Frances D. Quintal,93, of Kailua died Friday in Kailua. Born in Spain, she is survived by sisters Roselyn Phillips and Irene Block, son Leonard F. Higbee, five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after noon. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Bullet Ruben C. Rivera,66, of Kalihi and Waipahu, died May 31. Born in Caloocan City, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Amparo; sons Carlos, Cesar and Rodante; daughters Socorro Baldonado, Rosario Balayan, Cielito Nishibun and Ruby Rivera; brother Ramon; sister Elena Salvador; and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church in Kalihi. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Jane H. Satsuma,72, of Lahaina died last Tuesday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by husband Hiroichi “Hiro”; son Lance; daughter Sandy Tobita; brothers George, Johnny, Harry and Bert Kikuyama; sister Doris Tengan; and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Lahaina Jodo Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Kenzo “Buck” Soeda,96, of Kaneohe, a retired taxi driver, died May 23 in Kailua. Born in Kanagawa, Japan, he is survived by brother Takeo. Private services.

Bullet Kurthis-James K. Su'apaia,4, of Kihei, Maui died Saturday at home. Born in Wailuku, Maui, he is survived by parents Richard K. and Annette C., brother Aurthur-Chris, and grandparents. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary-Norman's. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Miala-Raquel Teuteu,infant daughter of Neemia and Danielle, died Wednesday in Kaiser Hospital. She is also survived by sister Tupea-Duane; grand- parents Aisiga Tuetue, Duane Umiamaka and Henry Cozo; and great-grandfather Joseph Kalama. Private services.

Bullet Tennyson K. Tom,of Kaneohe died May 29. He is survived by parents Melvin and Linda; brothers Robert and Travis; and grandparents Alfred and Lily Tom and Thomas and Agres Wright. Services: 6 p.m. today at Kamehameha Schools Bishop Memorial Chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Morito Tsugawa,89, of Honolulu, a retired loan officer for International Savings, died May 27. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by wife Ethel, daughters Gail Tokuda and Myra Watanabe, sister Gladys, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Machiko M. Urata,66, of Honolulu died Saturday. Born in Osaka, Japan, she is survived by son Max; daughters Lena Prosise and Elizabeth Urata; brother Yukio Miyagi; sisters Kiku, Haruko and Hideko; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Services on the mainland.

Bullet Macario O. Veniegas,85, of Honolulu, a retired bartender from the Pacific Club, died May 31 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Pangasinan, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Lourdes Cruz; son Macario Jr.; sisters Rosita Mendoza, Vencia Villanueva and Edevejes Veniegas; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Services: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Eulogio Y. Yagyagan,94, of Honolulu died May 25 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Elisa; children Glen, Ranee and Leizel; brothers Alfred and Segundo; and sister Francisca Abella. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Yo Yano,103, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired self-employed vegetable farmer, died May 28 in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Kochi, Japan, she is survived by son Richard; daughters Chiyomi Wakida, Yoshie Yano, Toshie Nagata, Yoshino Honma and Nancy Yano; brother Tomoki Inouye; 11 grandchil dren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Rick J. Yoshimitsu,43, of Honolulu and Ellicott, Md., director of Pre-Clearance for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, died May 29 in Caledon, South Africa. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Gabriela, son Brett, daughter Karina, mother Irene and sister Amy. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire.

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

Bullet Harold S. “Jabo” Fawcett, a Navy photographer who captured images of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, died Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va. He was 82. Fawcett served in the Navy for 19 years, including on the USS Utah and the USS Argonne, then attended the Naval School of Photography at Pensacola, Fla., in 1939. His aviation squadron was moved to Pearl Harbor in May 1940. Some of his photographs of the December 1941 bombing were published in U.S. newspapers and in the Dec. 14, 1942, issue of Life magazine. Fawcett later became a decorated pilot, serving in Bikini in the South Pacific, where he photographed two atom bomb test explosions.



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