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Obituaries

Wednesday, June 30, 1999


Mark W. Bejune, 66, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Thursday in Honokaa Hospital. He was born in Massachusetts. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Papaaloa, Hawaii, call after 6 p.m.; and 9 a.m. Friday at the church, call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veteran Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to St. Anthony's Catholic Church.

Cornelio A. "Nabe" Bernabe, 81, of Puhi, Kauai, a retired McBryde Sugar Co. irrigator, died Saturday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in La Union, the Philippines, he is survived by sons Benji, Antonio and Rosalino; daughters Corazon Bo and Leticia Lubao; sister Filomena; 24 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ann B. Brandt, 67, of Kaneohe, a retired kindergarten teacher, died Thursday in Ewa Beach. Born in Detroit, she is survived by husband Ralph, daughter Beth Urbaszewski, brother Richard Bershire, sister Janet Steinmetz, and two grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes at sea. Donations suggested to First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu or the American Cancer Society.

Gertrude M. "Peggy" Calantoc, 64, of Honokaa, Hawaii, formerly of Maunaloa, Molokai, a Waimea Chiropractic Clinic employee, died Saturday in the North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Oklahoma City, she is survived by husband Emidgio "Jimmy"; sons Jose and Robert; daughters Shirley Toko, Karen Bruno and Loretta Eskaran; sister Connie Schaar; brother Bud Maidt Jr.; and 11 grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa, Hawaii. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Honokaa Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

Cora Mae Carlson, 67, of Pearl City is survived by brothers Mike and Gary Kerofsky. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Theresa W. Chung, 68, of Honolulu, a former city administrator, died Friday in Straub Hospital. Born in Korea, she is survived by daughters Ann and Irene Chung and Janet Alania; and a granddaughter. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Marlene E. deWaal, 74, of San Clemente, Calif., died Saturday. She is survived by son Gregory R. Goetz, daughter Pamela M. Hudson and a grandchild. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to an animal shelter.

Betty Jo "Bettina" Dowdle, 69, of Honolulu, a public schoolteacher, died Saturday. Born in Alamogordo, N.M., she is survived by brother and sister-in-law John R. and Mary R. and brother-in-law William P. Harley. Donations suggested to the Friends of the Library in Honolulu. Services and scattering of ashes at sea at a later date.

Paul K. French, 35, of Honolulu died June 5. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by parents Holbin and Barbara Iuli; and sisters Pilar, Miriam and Grace. Private services.

Eleanor T. Furusho, 78, of Honolulu, a retired sales clerk for Sears Drapery Department, died June 21 at home. Born in Waianae, she is survived by brothers Teruyuki and David N. Nozaki; and sister Morime Nozaki. Private services held.

Alexander B. Gentry, 86, of Longview, Wash.,formerly of Hawaii, head of accounting for Hawaiian Electric, died Saturday at home. Born in Scotland, he is survived by sons Alexander, William and Robert; daughters Sarah Gentry and Catherine Holden; sister Catherine Hanzlik; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. No services. Donations suggested to a hospice.

Porferia C. Gonzales, 67, of Kapolei died June 12 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Dagupan City, the Philippines, she is survived by son Elmo, brother Gregorio Cerezo, sister Isabel C. Manipon and three grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Judes Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Pedro P. Illastron, 77, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired congressional clerk in the Philippines, died Sunday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Ilo Ilo City, the Philippines, Illastron was a U.S. Army World War II veteran who served in the Philippines and Okinawa. He is survived by wife Rosario; sons Pedro P. Jr., Arlene, Jerry and Lemuel; daughters Lilibeth Belandres and Ginalyn Illastron; brother Dalmacio; sister Oliva Abello; and 11 grandchildren. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stanley Y. Izumigawa, 65, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter for the Army Air Force Exchange Services, died Friday at home. Born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii, he is survived by companion Barbara J. Kapahua; daughters Faye N. Kleimschmidt, Maevis Y. Chun and Yvette S. Sako; father Kanyei; brothers Robert K., Ronald A. and Roger N. Izumigawa, Yoneichi Nakamura and Charles Matsuda; sisters Betty A. Saito, Jane T. Kakazu, Irene S. Daikoku, Betty Yamashita, Nancy Owen and Janie M. Hatayama; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lawrence O. Joseph, 85, of Laie, a retired road maintenance man with the city, died Saturday in Kailua. He was also a Santa Claus at Windward Mall and parades. Born in Hawaii, he is survived by sons Lawrence Jr. and Henry Joseph Jr. and Troy Kamekona, daughters Gwen Kaonohi and Maxie Awa, sisters Violet and Laura Martin, 17 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Second Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Akitoshi K. "Aki" Kalawe, 30, of Honolulu died Thursday in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he is survived by mother Pearl; grandmother Ikuko; brothers John T., Alvin M., Dennis K. and Roy S.; and sisters Sherry R. Kalawe and Vivian Adams. Services: 1:45 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Sandra J. Kapuni, 49, of Kaunakakai died June 17 in Kaunakakai. Born in Washington, she is survived by husband Bill, daughter Melissa, sister Geraldine Billy, and a granddaughter. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kaunakakai Canoe Club. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow.

Agnes P. Kihikihi, 82, of Honolulu died June 18 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Kauna and Franklin, hanai daughter Gail Kaawa, brother Joshua Akana and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kayoko Hiromoto Kimura, 90, of Honolulu died Thursday in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Waipahu, she is survived by son Richard, daughter May Kawakami, and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Michinori "Lawrence" Kitagawa, 75, of Honolulu, a retired store clerk, died June 17 in Straub Hospital. Born in Wailuku, he is survived by son Keith, brother Mareo, sister Masako Okada, and a grandson. Private services.

Patti P. Knisley, 78, of Hauula, a retired state assistant director of tariff, died last Wednesday in Hauula. Born in Missouri, she is survived by daughters Tildie Ferguson and Mickey Walker, son Terry Elmore, five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. Private services. Donations suggested to charity.

Yung Sing Lin, 71, of Honolulu, president of Lin's Canton Food Inc., died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. He is survived by wife Yick Foon; sons Colin and Leo; daughters Yukmei Inouye, Yukha Aberilla, Lynna Kwok, Yukfong Tagawa and Lily Victor; and sisters Jin Ju Chen and Kim Oi Mau. Services: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Jarrett Liu, 74, of Waianae, a U.S. Army veteran, died June 19 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Ewa, he is survived by wife Adeline V.; sons Jarrett Jr., Solomon J. and Erwin V.; daughters Katherine C. Asato, Gloria M. Munos, Michaeline J. Nakagawa and Pearl P. Texeira; brothers Alexander and Isaac; sisters Victoria Kaeo, Violet Ebinger and Alberta Louis; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Madeline Nakamura Loui, 83, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk, died June 6 in Honolulu. She is survived by son Anthony; brothers Robert, Tatsuo and Sonny Nakamura; sister Mildred Nakamura; and hanai daughter Lana Nakamura. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Private inurnment.

Mildred C. Maihui, 74, of Honolulu died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Benjamin; sons William and Benjamin Maihui Jr. and Alvin and Melvin Baxter; daughters Loretta Remigio, China Napeahi, Anna West and Ernett Kitzmiller; 30 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Beatrice B. Martin, 86, of Papaikou, Hawaii died Friday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Henry, son G.J. Liloa Willard, daughters Lani B. Mckinney and Pamala D. Keller, sister Thelma Hart, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

James "Jim" McKendrick, 93, of Honolulu died Saturday in Maunalani Nursing Center. Born in Scotland, he is survived by stepdaughter M. Lucile Waldron. No services.

Helen Y. Nitta, 71, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired cook with Dairy Queen in Eleele, died Thursday at home. Born in Koloa, Kauai, she is survived by husband Yoshio "Wally;" sons Marvin, Wesley and Nelson; daughter Penny; brothers Toshihiro, Thomas, Miyoshi and Jon Otani; sister Sandra Ichiyama; and a grandson. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at West Kauai Hongwanji Mission in Hanapepe. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

David A. Okamoto, 90, of Honolulu, former president of Territorial Welding & Steel Construction, died June 14 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Kau, Hawaii, he is survived by sons Dr. Gary and Conrad, daughter Leah Hamachi, sister Kay Kawahara, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Daniel K. "Boxer" Pa'a'aina, 68, of Waianae, a former employee at Sun Van Lines and Martin Van Lines, died June 17 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Lucy W.; sons Daniel K. III, Raphael I., Paul O., Jonathan K. and Todd A.A.; daughters Trinidad L. Pa'a'aina and Desiree I. Lima; brother Mitchell; sisters Pailolo Miranda, Vilma Aleka, Dallas Johnson, Eleanor Arnold and Phyllis Tavo; 23 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Alvin E. Pietzsch, 72, of Honolulu, a retired merchant marine, died June 21 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Yvonne; daughters Blossom, Teresa and Laura Saldena; sons Calvin and Alvin Jr.; sister Valeska Chang; and five grandchildren. Private services.

John P. Plunkett, 60, of Pearl City, a retired rigger, died June 18 in Maluhia Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Judy; sons Randall, Ryan and Jayson; daughter Renee Wenkam; stepbrother William Kauahikaua; stepsister Caroline Ponce; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alfred "Skippy" Rodrigues, 92, of Honolulu, a retired corrections officer, died Saturday. Born on Kauai, he is survived by wife Lydia T.; daughters Mona Souza and Val Norton; brother Joseph; sisters Mary Texeira, Julie Lizama and Violet Brandt; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

John M. Roper, a communications technician with AT&T in Mililani, died Monday in Murfreesbnoro, Tenn. He is survived by wife Linda C.J. Services on the mainland.

Steven L. Sanford, 46, of Honolulu and Palm Springs, Calif. , a hotel night manager, died Sunday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by children Stephanie and Tarin M., father Charles B., mother Leatrice Espindola-Sanford and sister Dawn C. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Evelyn S. Suda, 75, of Honolulu died Monday in Honolulu. Born in Captain Cook, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Shiro; son Randall; daughter Pearl C. Ling; brothers Larry, Walter and Edward Fujimoto; sisters Bessie Matsuyama and Mildred Morimoto; and two grandchildren. Services: 12:15 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Josephine G. Tolentino, 63, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired employee of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, died last Wednesday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Delano, Calif., she is survived by husband Herbert; sons Derek and Keith; daughters Fe Hoota and Liane Tomita, mother Donaciana M. Amesquita; brothers Peter, Felix, Toby, Fred and Frank Amesquita; sister Ruth Cazares; and four granddaughters. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at Aloha Baptist Church of Honokaa. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Luke Moi Tom, 97, of Honolulu died June 20 in Nuuanu Hale. Born in Kahaluu, she is survived by daughter Margaret "Marge" Chang, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

Richard Y. "Rick" Tomita, 45, of Honolulu, an auto body fender worker for Capital Body Service, died Monday at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Leona, son Lance, daughter Chelsea, mother Tsuneko, and father Kenneth. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Hitoshi M. Toyozaki, 79, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired carpenter, died June 17 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Kurtistown, Hawaii, he is survived by son Thomas; daughter Paula M. Nourrie; brother Charles; sisters Peggy Yoshioka, Millie Yokoyama and Sueko Gosney; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday at Imiola Congregational Church in Waimea, Hawaii. Casual attire. No flowers.

Agnes K. Tyler, 78, of Nanakuli died June 21 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by sons Harry Mertens, and Christy Jr., Charles, Nicholas II and Russell Tyler; daughter Sharon Valdez; hanai sister Eleanor Hewlen; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 7 p.m. Friday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Isami Yamane, 78, of Honolulu, a retired supply clerk for Hickam Air Force Base, died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Kaumana, Hawaii, he is survived by son Erle H., daughter Eleanor Y. Matsunaga, sisters Ayako Yamachika and Janet T. Lee, and three grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ella K. Yano, 90, of Hilo, owner of the former Hilo Furniture Co., died Thursday in the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Pahala, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Donald and Kenneth; daughters Elaine Patience, Leatrice Shiroma and Pauline Yano; brother George Ohara; sisters Yukiko Okamoto and Blanche Maeda; and six grandchildren. Service: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Henry C.W. Yuen, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor estimator planner, died June 22 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Wai K.L.; sons Walton and Benjamin; sisters Edna Chun, Janet Wong, Margaret Chang and Julie Chin; and a grandson. Service: 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Margaret K.S. Yuen, 96, of Honolulu died June 10. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Pearl Lau; son Kenneth; brothers Walter and Harry Chang and Francis Palea; sisters Odelian Kaikana, Bridget Castro and Josephine Loo; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary E. Zane, 67, of Honolulu died Friday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Kahuku, she is survived by husband Kenneth, sons Russell and Kevin, daughter Beverly A. Zane Kitajima, brothers Gustave and Anthony Forsythe, sisters Ramona Blaisdell and Maurine Forsythe, and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Kai Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
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The index, which goes back several decades,
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