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Obituaries

Friday, June 18, 1999


Bullet Francisco “Cisco” Abad, 89, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired truck driver for the former Kohala Sugar Mill, died Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by god daughter Virginia Caravalho and a brother on Kauai. Mass: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Hawi Catholic Church. Casual attire.

Bullet Oscar K. Aguiar, 67, of Kaneohe, died Monday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by daughters Cheante Goings and Mona Lisa Laikona; son Gary Laikona; brothers Lanakila Richards, Kealoha and Anapuni Coleman and Jerry Watts; sister Likelike “Honey” Robello; and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

Bullet Shirley L. Aguiar, 61, of Kapaa, Kauai, who worked for F.W. Woolworth's Store at Kukui Grove, died Wednesday at home. She was also a worker for Arc of Hawaii. Born on Oahu, she is survived by husband Leroy; daughters Carol Ramos, Norma Imada, Yvette Joseph and Nadine Pruitt; sons August and David; mother Meleana Keliiheleua; brother Victor Dubray; stepmother Lenore C. Dubray; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Catherine's Church in Kapaa. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Anastacio Q. Aguilar, 65, of Kaunakakai, died Tuesday in Kaunakakai. Born in Manila, he is survived by wife Fidela; son Edwin; daughter Ermina Swager; brothers Arlen, Artemio and Virgilio; sisters Angelita Thomas, Glecy Hidalgo, Corozan Santander, Remedios Ruiz and Hermina Cielo; and a granddaughter. Mass: 11 a.m. today at St. Sophia Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kapaakea Cemetery.

Bullet Birdie K. Apau, 74, of Kailua, a retired executive secretary for Charles Pietsch Realty, died Wednesday in Castle Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Clarence, daughter Diane, brother James Wise, and sisters Pearl Lane and Juanita Hall. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Bullet Fred Awana Jr., 78, of Honolulu, a retired battalion chief of the Honolulu Fire Department, died June 10 in Honolulu. Born in Hawaii, he is survived by wife Elaine. Services: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Potenciana T.P. Baltazar, 83, of Waipahu died Saturday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Victoria, Tarlac, the Philippines, she is survived by sons Rodolfo Tal Placido and Rogelio Baltazar; daughters Silveria Rovillos, Gundelina Smith, Paz Ganoot and Venus Baltazar; 17 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Michael R. Belyk, 69, of Honolulu, a retiree, died June 9 in Honolulu. Born in Canada, he is survived by sons Edward, David and Tom; daughters Patricia Belyk, Pauline Mitchell, Janet McCormick and Catherine Nevens; brothers Joe and Edward; and eight grandchildren. Services and scattering of ashes: 4 p.m. Sunday at a private home in Kailua. For information, call 537-3584.

Bullet Lance D. Chase, 59, of Laie, professor of history at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, died Wednesday at home. Born in Laconia, N.H., he is survived by wife Londa; sons David, Joshua, Zachary, Daniel and Benjamin; daughters Anne Workman, Elisabeth Maycock and Sara Chase; father Paul Purdy; stepmother Ellen; mother Virginia Burton; brother David; sisters Jill Bickford and Jan French; and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Second Ward, 55-415 Iosepa St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery.

Bullet Edmond K. Chong, 69, of Honolulu, who retired from Hawaiian Tug & Barge, died Monday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Kapulona, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Angeline; sons Edmond “Joey” Jr., Kaleoloha and Ellis; daughters Georgie-Ann Bohn and Gracie-Ann Perez; brothers Benjamin and Angus; and sisters Ethel Andrade, Betsy Chong, Deanna Luahiwa and Mryna Feathern. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aliamanu Ward, 99-641 Pohue St. Call after 7:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Bullet Ramon Del Rosario, 92, of Honolulu, a retired waiter at Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel, died Tuesday in Straub Hospital. Born in Cavite, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Helen, sons Thomas and Raymond, daughter Rosalina Velasco, stepdaughter Ally Vinoya, brother Leoncio, sister Felicing Reyes, nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Mitozo Fujiwara, 94, of Honolulu, a retired owner and operator of Snappy Service Station, died June 10. Born in Fukuoka, Japan, he is survived by wife Yaeko, son Richard, daughters June Brieske and Beatrice Sakai, five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to a charity.

Bullet Vivian T. Gordon, 81, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was also a real estate agent with Sykes & Sykes. Born in New York, she is survived by many friends. Private scattering of ashes at sea.

Bullet Shigeo Ishibashi, 90, of Kahului, a retired steam generation operator at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., died yesterday in Kahului Hale Makua. Born in Kihei, Maui, he is survived by son Gordon; daughters Patricia Isobe and Alice Tong; brother Tadao; sisters Jane Yamada, Peggy Arizumi, Joyce Kimura, June Kanada and Molly Tokunaga; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Clement T. Karimoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died June 4 in Maluhia Hospital. Born in Kohala, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Thelma, sons Edward and Harold, daughter Shirley Yamamoto, brothers Robert and Katsunari, sister Tsuyoko Yuki, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter. Private services.

Bullet Robert K. Kozeniewski, 63, of Waianae, a condo manager, died Saturday in Ewa. Born in Illinois, he is survived by brother Kenneth and sister Barbara K. Celebration gathering: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Pokai Bay.

Bullet Lynn G. Langley, 57, of Honolulu, a fine wood craftsman, died Monday in Honolulu. Born in Calgary, Canada, she is survived by wife Geri, sons Chris and Jason, and mother Violet. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 5156 Kalanianaole Highway, No. 3.

Bullet Petronila S. Llacuna, 75, of Waialua, who retired from Waialua Hospital, died Tuesday in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Kapaia, Kauai, she is survived by husband Pedro C., son Michael, daughter Margaret Gabriel, sisters Teresa Delos Reyes and Dominga Chan, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Michael's Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Bullet Shannon K.H. Monis, 27, of Waianae, died Saturday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by grandmother Florence Kalawao; mother Pamela Perez; father Benjamin Whitefield; daughters Kuneen, Kishan, Kayzeen and Cedricah; son Kevin Christian; fiance Cedric Pila; sister Joeyln Kekuhana; and hanai sister Desiree Hattori. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Maile Church of God, 87-895 Ehu St. Call from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Matsuno Motoyama, 97, of Honolulu, died June 7 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, she is survived by sons Iwao, Itsuro, Charles T., Keisuke and Junso; daughter Lily Y. Urabe; brother Takeo Fukuda; sister Ryoko Yoshioka; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Herbert N. Mueh Jr., 80, of Lahaina, a retired self-employed farmer, died last Friday at home. He was also a former owner of Lahaina Printers. Born in Santa Rosa, Calif., he is survived by daughter Penny. No services. Donations suggested to Multiple Sclerosis Society National-Hawaii Chapter, 418 Kuwili St., Suite 105, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Bullet Shigeo Nishihara, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter from Arisumi Brothers, died June 8 in Kaneohe. Born in Lahaina, Maui, he is survived by wife Musuno; children Clarence K. Nishihara, Patsy H. Yoshimura, Stephanie Sakaki and Sharon Nishihara-Jahangiri; sister Charlotte Wong; brothers Yoshio and Nobuo; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Pytoon “Joey” Prasert, 44, of Waialua, died June 2 in Waialua. Born in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, he is survived by wife Mon, daughters Inthira and Alisa, mother Mun, brother Yotlak, and sisters Porntip Teel and Walaya Park. Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 1 to 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Olga L. Rarick, 80, of Honolulu died Saturday. Born in Portland, Ore., she is survived by sons Ronald, Randy and Phillip; sister Alice Richards; and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Bullet Shawn M. Russell, 21, of Kihei, Maui, a waiter for Seawatch Restaurant, died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Grayling, Mich., he is survived by mother Deborah Reynolds, companion Dana Leader, daughter Haley M., brother Kenneth Jr., and grandmother Mary Reynolds. Private services.

Bullet Gladys B. Saballa, 79, of Kaneohe died Tuesday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, she is survived by sons Ralph Baron and Reynaldo, Michael, Dennis, Glenn and Andrew Saballa; daughters Sylvia Apilando, Yolanda De Cambra, Lauraine Devine, Lolita Markus, Corinne Jackson and Julie Saballa; 34 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Elena G. Smith, 47, of Honolulu, a child-care program assistant, died Saturday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Davao, the Philippines, she is survived by son Rowel; daughter Danica; mother Virginia Gonzaga; brothers Benigno, Dominador, Ernesto and Renato Gonzaga; and sisters Norma Crossan and Lolita Wasson. Mass: 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Kelvin L.T. Soma, 60, of Honolulu, a travel sales representative, died Sunday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Tad, Jason and Alan; mother Elizabeth Naito; brother Wayne Y.; and sisters Jacqueline H. Pactol, Linda M.L. Soma and Gayle K. Bonham. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Bullet Shigemi “Walter Yasuto” Tajiri, 70, of Honolulu, a retired vice president for Tajiri Lumber Ltd., died Tuesday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Ruth Y.; sons Malcolm I., Carleton Y. and Philip T.; daughter Cyn thia I. Ashikawa; brother Raymond Y.; sister Michiko Motosue; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Tsuneichi “King Kong” Yoneda, 79, of Wahiawa, a retired painting contractor, died Wednesday at home. Born in Halaula, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Ellen A.; sons Randall K., Stephen T., Wesley T. and Terrance N.; daughters Gail Y. Ching and Christine T. Yoneda; brother Yoshio; sisters Betty Watanabe and Gladys Iinuma; and six granddaughters. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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