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Obituaries

Wednesday, July 7, 1999


Jose B. Agnes, 80, of Kapolei, a retired maintenance man, died June 26 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Agripina G.; sons Ernesto, Bernardito, Rolando, Enancio and Epifanio; daughters Mercedes Villa, Esperanza Agnes and Shirley Rasos; brothers Gil and Juanito; and sisters Juana Agnes and Frene Eugenio. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Jude Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Casual attire. No flowers.

Benny V. Alayvilla, 74, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a tractor operator with McBryde Sugar Co., died Thursday at home. He also served in the U.S. Army. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Maggie, sons R. Glenn and Benny Jr., daughter Debbie Yanagihara, brothers Rufino and Ernesto, sister Rita Villon, and five grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ronnie K. Dudoit, 50, of Kaunakakai, a native Hawaiian practitioner, died June 29. Born on Molokai, he is survived by wife Francine; children Kanani Dudoit, Howard Gilb, James and Byron Tagupa and James Vegas; brothers Rodney, Danny, Jules Jr., Clifford, Reynievanie and Morency Dudoit and Daya Stryker; sisters Nani Smith, Abennie Victorino, Sharon Naehu and Leila Stone; and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: Friday and Saturday on Molokai.

Herbert B. Halliwell, 62, of Waipahu, a retired plumber, died June 28 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Annie C.; daughter JerriDee; son Bradley H.; sisters Margaret Tamanaha, Ruth DiMichele, Lillian Madiro and Alberta Halliwell; brother Charles; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Wake services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

John Jose, 73, of Waianae, who retired from George Freitas Dairy, died June 18 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Dorothy, daughters Virginia Medeiros and Stella Mizumoto, son Stanley, and four grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church. Call after 9:15 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Andres L. Juan, 96, of Wailau, Kauai died June 24 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Aquida U.; daughters Felomina Yadao, Juanita Galcagac and Avelina Dannong; sons Alfredo, Santiago and Ernie; brothers Miguel and Ricardo; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Catherine's Church. Call from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Louise K. Kahoilua, 86, of Hilo, a lei maker, died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Waiakea, Hawaii, she is survived by daughters Helen Bostick, Louise Rizentes, Hannah Shannon, Annie Gonya, Lois Kahoilua and Naomi Wilson; sons James, George III and John; 30 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Fiapapalagi F.S. Niumata, 62, of Honolulu died June 29 in Straub Hospital. Born in Apia, Western Samoa, she is survived by sons Etimani So'oialo, Tolo Laloata and Gus Niumata; daughters Sailau Laloata and Sandy and Leslie Niumata; sisters Malu Ramsey, Umusa Taumanupepe and Leilani Dickerson; brother Fili So'oialo; hanai children Sia, So'o, Miriam, Tina and Tino Achica, Sean and Erin Ishihara, Joseph, Tangi-ofa, Muka, Robert, Eliss-Leslie and Tukuaho Atiga and Minho Jung; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Mitsuo Oda, 82, of Wahiawa, a retired truck driver from Hawaiian Bitumuls & Paving Co., died June 29. Born in Waialua, he is survived by sons Sanford and Wendell, daughter Joy Nishimura, and brother Ronald. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Caroline B. O'Day, 91, of Kailua died Thursday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Audrey Freeman, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Services: 9:45 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Steve A. Ramos, 41, of Honolulu, a pharmacist technician, died Thursday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by mother Francisca DePaula; sisters Dionisia Alfonso, Leena Dwiggins, Francine Taylor and Maricia Ciencia; and brother Jesse DePaula. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Steven N. Sakata, 61, of Honolulu, a Japan Airlines Hawaii passenger service agent and controller, died last Wednesday. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Joanne; daughters Sheri-Anne Sakata Garma and Stacie-Anne Sakata; mother Kikue; brothers Kenneth, Eugene and Wilbur; and a grandson. Services: 8 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mathilda C. "Tilla" Tavares, 75, of Makawao, Maui, a retired bartender at the Blaisdell Hotel, died Sunday at home. Born in Aiea, she is survived by husband Nelson M. "Nellie"; sons Nelson M. "Tava" Jr., Robert-Russell and Anthony "Tony"; daughters Valerie Silva, Jo Ann H. Kihano and Joan U. Davis; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.

Francisco M. Tungpalan, 79, of Haleiwa, who retired from Turtle Bay Hilton's groundskeeping department, died June 27 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Laoag City, the Philippines, he is survived by brother Raymundo; sisters Rosalinda Sadiri and Josefina Descalzo; hanai daughters Cora D. Joaquin, Marciana Abut and Magdalena Galinato; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Kahuku United Methodist Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Susanna L. Velleses, 70, of Waianae died June 25 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Timothy K., Henry "Hanalei," Alvin "Keala" and Gary "Bull"; daughters Susanna "Sookie" Kaopua, Sharon Manuel, Salome "May" Apo and Shawnie K.K. Velleses; brother Joseph Pagharion; sisters Mary Kea and Irene Kaeo; 24 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a godchild. Services: 12:45 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Policarpio C. Vergara, 73, of Honolulu died last Wednesday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Esterlina L.; daughters Rosita Agamao, Shirley Vergara and Virginia Fernandez; sons Jaime, Wilson, Policarpio Jr. and Eddie; sisters Catalina Lacuesta and Margarita Vergara; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.



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