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Obituaries

Tuesday, July 20, 1999


Charles P. Barenaba, 70, of Laie, a retired teacher from the state Department of Education, died Wednesday in Kahuku Hospital. Born in Laie, he is survived by children Leialoha Fina'i, Randyn "Poneu" and Charles Barenaba Jr. and Kaonoulu "Haji" Hanohano; brother Ronald; sister Emma Makaiau; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii Stake, Fourth Ward. Call from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery.

Marvel W. Battad, 67, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired teacher from Aliamanu Intermediate School, died yesterday in Honolulu. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, she is survived by brothers Anacleto Jr. and Alwin; sisters Arlene Battad, Angienora "Nani" Rogers and Maileann "Cookie" Battad-Robins. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, Honolulu. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary, Kauai. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. next Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kapaa Second Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kapaa County Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers on Oahu.

George W. Bell, 67, of Honolulu, a retired military officer, died June 22 in Tripler Hospital. He was born in San Francisco. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Kazuo Hayashida, 83, of Lahaina, a retired painter for Pioneer Mill, died Friday in Kahului Hale Makua. Born in Lahaina, Maui, he is survived by sons Lloyd and Keith, daughters Lynne Ellison and Gaye Hayashida, brother Sueto, sister Ruth Tan and four grandsons. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire.

Verna G. Hohnholz, 75, of Sparks, Nev., formerly of Honolulu, a secretary with Aloha Motors, died last Tuesday in Sparks. Born in Hilo, she is survived by sons Robert, Karl, Dennis and Mark; daughter Donna Strong; brothers Reginald Keyes and Lawrence Cabrinha; sister Maxine Lucas; and eight grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after noon. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Ronayne C. Hope, 70, of Honolulu, who managed radio stations KORL No. 65, KCCN, KQMQ, KINE and FOX, died last Tuesday in Honolulu. Born in Boston, she is survived by children Clinton, Jamie, Ed and Andy; brother John M. Corbett; and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Waikiki Aquarium.

Ancy Kanahele, 58, of Kekaha, Kauai, a cowboy for Robinson, died Thursday in Tripler Hospital. Born on Niihau, he is survived by daughters Denise Kanahele, Rose "Moki" Palakiko and Karen Rita; brothers Iubile, Isaac and Henry "Waiola"; sisters Emaline "Tamala" Garcia, Verginia Nizo and Betty and Eunise Kanahele; companion Salala Kaiwi; and nine grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Waimea Hawaiian Church. Call from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Burial: Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Alan M. Krassner, 73, of Honolulu, owner of Spice Island Inn, died Wednesday at home. Born in New York, he is survived by brothers Richard Krassner and Robert Kastner. Private services.

James C. Kuwada, 73, of Honomu, Hawaii, a retired truck driver for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., died Thursday in Hilo Hospital. He was also a retired masseur. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Yoshie and brothers Kakuichi "Sam" and Thomas H. Services over ashes: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Guillermo R. Matias, 83, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, an irrigator for Lihue Plantation, died July 8 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Emelia L.; sons Manuel, Nillo and Gilbert; brothers Isaac, Bienvenido and Angel; sisters Beatrice and Ancheta Toledo; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Teruo Murakami, 73, of Kahului, a retired cement worker for Ameron, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Puunene, Maui, he is survived by brother Minoru; and sisters Gladys Eldred, Carol Hanada and Amy Miyagi. Private services.

Isamu Nagai, 93, of Hilo, a retired harvesting supervisor for the former Hilo Sugar Co., died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. He was also a retired independent cane grower. Born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii, he is survived by sons Edward and Norman, daughters Nancy Nagai and Iris Hernandez, six grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nancy F. Nakahodo, 62, of Honolulu, a salesclerk for Sears Roebuck & Co., died Friday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Henry Y.; sons Wesley S. and Guy J.; daughter Koreen U.; brothers Harry Y., Henry Y., George Y., Richard Y., Robert Y. and Frank Y. Arakaki; and sisters Gloria S. Gomes, Patricia S. Lau, Gail K. Arakaki, Sunday J. Ochi and Deborah S. Kawakami. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Clarence H. Nishida, 70, of Honolulu, a Korean War veteran, died last Tuesday in Honolulu. Born in Lahaina, he is survived by wife Yoshimi; sons Lloyd and Robert; brothers Harold, Thomas and Richard; and sisters Dorothy Ideoka and Jean Kanamu. Private services.

Fusano Nishimura, 92, of Kahului, Hale Makua, a retired cashier from TK Supermarket, died July 8 in Kahului Hale Makua. Born on Maui, she is survived by son Clarence Osako, sister Ayako Kusumoto, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Henry S.S. Pai, 78, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, founder of Excel Photo Service in Chicago, died last Tuesday at home. He was also a cook, deputy county sheriff and a security guard for Mauna Lani Resort. Born in Hakalau, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Chiyoko, daughter Suzanne Shaw, brother Richard, seven grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Betty Chang Partika, 94, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Honolulu. Born in Waimea, Kauai, she is survived by sons Wallace and John, four brothers, two sisters, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Segundino F. Patoc, 81, of Waipahu, a minister at Full Gospel Temple, died July 7 in St. Francis-West Hospice. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Lillian; son Sany; daughters Everly Medina, Nely Labrador and Miriam Jacinto; sisters Consolacion Alejandro and Fontevilian Patoc; stepsons Vicente, Edward and Marcelino Tiqui; stepdaughters Rosalina Bolahao and Victoria Picar; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Temple, 2464 N. School St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Mabel B. "Tining" Ranis, 79, of Lihue, a proprietor for a pool hall, died last Tuesday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Cebu, the Philippines, she is survived by children Robert Delapenia, Rudy E. Laconsay, Katherine J. Asis, Florence D. Olayan and Timothy, Patrick "Rick" and Daniel Ranis; sisters Marla Respeicio, Josephine Padernal, Carmen Bass and Connie Wise; brother Stanley Carinio; a hanai granddaughter; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Brad K. Shimono, 18, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a maintenance worker for Shur Maintenance, will be remembered in services 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Kamehameha Park, Hisaoka Gymnasium. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. He died in Kohala Hospital after a car accident Thursday. Born in Kealakekua, Hawaii, he is survived by parents Darryl and Laureen "Iwalani," brother Charles Choo, sister Ann Choo, grandparents Iwao and Yoshie and fiancee Melissa Kahoopii.

Kiyoshi "Mac" Shimono, 79, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired mill supervisor with McBryde Sugar Co., died Friday at home. Born in Eleele, Kauai, he is survived by son Larry, daughter Candace, sisters Yoshiko Moke, Suyeyo Lorrance and Hatsuyo Ozaki, and eight grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bernice E. Snow, 95, of Honolulu died June 7 in Maluhia Hospital. Born in Oklahoma, she is survived by son Donald and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Kawaiahao Church. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Amador M. Taclan, 81, of Honolulu died Saturday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Filipina; children Novelia Rivera and Melchor, Mike, Analyn, Marcelino and Amador Taclan Jr.; sister Adelaida Guerrero; and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Ambrocio A. Tonac, 91, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a retired crane operator for Hutchinson Sugar Co., died Thursday at home. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by companion Lucy L. Beck; son Ambrocio Jr.; stepson Frederick Cabanting; stepdaughter Lorraine Navarro; hanai daughters Darlyne Vierra and Alohalyn Beck; hanai sons Julian, Robert and Lincoln Beck; 22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Thursday at his residence in Naalehu, Kukui Street, House No. 1. Call from 5 p.m. to all night. Morning prayers: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Naalehu Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Joyce M. Usui, 78, of Honolulu, a retired secretary for the federal government, died July 12 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Steven T., Leslie R. and Michael T.; mother Yasuno Muramoto; brother Harold H. Muramoto; sister Bessie S. Muramoto; and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire.

Raymond Webster, 69, of Kapaa, Kauai, a public librarian, died Thursday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Colorado, he is survived by daughter Audrey, sons Bill and David Webster, care giver Sandy Davis, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Asako Yamashina, 79, of Waialua, died Friday in St. Francis-West Hospice. Born in Waialua, she is survived by brother Richard K., and sisters Florence A. Miura, Margaret A. Kealoha and Betsy S. Souza. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harue Yokoyama, 95, of Honolulu died last Tuesday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Kalihiwai, Kauai, she is survived by daughters Emily H. Goto, Eiji Watanabe and Harlan F. Kurisu; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Richard T. Yoshioka, 89, of Ewa Beach, a retired sugar boiler from Oahu Sugar Co., died July 8 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Ewa, he is survived by wife Norma C., daughters Carol H. Okamoto and Connie F. Yoshioka, brother Hirotada, two grandsons and a great-grandson. Private services.



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