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Obituaries

Tuesday, July 27, 1999


Anthony K. "Bull" Aki Jr., 50, of Hilo, a bus driver supervisor for Bragado Bus Inc., died last Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. He also was a member of Taro Productions. Born in Hilo, he is survived by father Anthony K.; brothers Andy and Ernest Kahili and Ronald Kekoa; and sisters Toni Kaipo, Lucille "Piilani" Aki, Eva Inada and Hope Bragado. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mariano C. Calidayan, 91, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired sugar mill attendant with Lihue Sugar Co., died last Tuesday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Florenda, son Conrad Rualizo, daughters Jocelyn Bautista and Mari Lou Repaje, two grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's and All Angels' Episcopal Church in Lihue. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. No flowers.

Benjamin O. Carungay, 73, of Pearl City, died July 18 in the Philippines. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Leonora; children Marcela Eduardo, Casimiro and Arturo Carungay and Lourdes Andres; brother Candido; and nine grandchildren. Services: 6:45 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Catalina E. "Tina" Delos Reyes, 60, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a former inspectress of Kauai Coconut Beach Resort, died Thursday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Makaweli, Kauai, she is survived by husband Eugenio "Kella"; children Eugene, Linda, Paul, Patrick, Cynthia, Rosemary "Rosey" and John; brothers Angel, Faustino and Domingo Escalante and Franklin Lemon; and 16 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Aloha attire.

Kunio Fujisaka, 86, of Wailuku, a retired state building inspector, died Wednesday at home. Born in Wailuku, he is survived by son Wayne, daughters Janet Fujisaka and Peggy Isomura, sisters Florence Miyamoto and Shigero Yamate, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.

Haruyo Fujishige, 95, of Haleiwa, died July 18 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Hanamaulu, Kauai, she is survived by sons Yoshiichi "Kelly," Yukio and Richard M.; daughters Masako Koyama, Mineko and Shizuko Fujishige, Fumiko Abe and Gladys Kusano; brother Fukuichi Fukumoto; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Troy T. Fujiwara, 15, of Lahaina, will be remembered in memorial services 5 p.m. Saturday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers. He died in waters off Koki Beach July 10. Born in Wailuku, he is survived by parents Wade and Merle; sister Tiffany; brother Tyler; and grandparents Seichi and Margaret Fujiwara and Tom and Edith Ito.

Emily "Mabel" Gonsalves, 92, of Honolulu, a retired owner-operator of Onello's Cleaners, died July 16 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons John, James and Chris; stepsister Laura Camara; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Seventh Avenue. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Grace T. Hayashida, 89, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died July 19 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Kukalau, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Akio, Akiyoshi and Nobuyoshi; daughter Kazuko Yamaguchi; six grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire.

Saijiro Higa, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Love's Bakery driver-salesman, died July 18 in Las Vegas. Born in Lahaina, he is survived by wife Maude; sons Cyrus, Paul, John and Terry; daughter Lynette Kinoshita; brothers Senkai, Jusei, Katsumi and Shigeru; sister Fumiko Shimabuku; and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Katherine "Katie" Johnson, 74, died Friday in Kailua. Born in New York, she is survived by husband Robert C., children Linda K. Berry and Janet D. Michel, brother Richard J. Peterson, sister Alice M. Miller, four grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Elk's Club in Waikiki. Scattering of ashes to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii.

Matsuko Katakura, 91, of Mililani died July 19 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Waiau, she is survived by son Richard S., daughter Ellen S. Ajimine, sister Shizue Masai, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Wilfred G.W. Kepa, 63, of Kailua, a park keeper at Kaiona Beach Park in Waimanalo, died July 19 in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Koreen L.; children Guy M., Kennedy K., Mitchel "Kekoa," Raynette "Tiny," Milton, William G. "Ama," Zana and Anthony Kepa and Raynar "Fatso" Kalama; sister Jane Whaley; brother Frank "Frannie;" 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Kay K. Kobashigawa, 72, of Kailua, died last Tuesday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Teruo; son Claude T.; brothers Sam and Masa K. Nishiguchi; sisters Gladys M. Moriyama, Shizue Nishiguchi, Toshie Chung and Ruth Kendall; and a granddaughter. Private services.

Robert M. Lefler, 90, of Hilo, founder and director of the Academy of Stenographic Arts in San Francisco, died Sunday in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was also a stenographer for the war crime trials after World War II. Born in Joliet, Ill., he is survived by son Timothy. Prayer services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. In lieu of donations, contributions suggested to West Hawaii Chapter of the Alzheimers Association, c/o Life Care Center of Hilo. Aloha attire.

Milagros R. Lusung, 72, of Aiea, died Thursday in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born in Manila, she is survived by sons George and Romeo; daughters Norma and Julieta Lusung, Susan Variano and Loree Aquino; and eight grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at St. Elizabeth Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Catherine L.M. Makanani, 54, of Honolulu, died Wednesday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Samuel, brother Calvin Jr., and mother Catherine. Services: 9:15 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Dr. Robert T. McDermott, 65, a retired dentist, died July 22 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he is survived by sons Bob C. and Patrick, daughter Allison, brother Thomas, sister Maureen Geiger, and three grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Audrey Measel, 53, of Kailua died Thursday in Tripler Hospital. Born in Westville, Okla., she is survived by son Steven Butts, daughter Kimberly Mullinnix, sister Sandra Newland, and three grandchildren. No services.

Febrina K. Morse, 43, of Hampton, Va., died July 19 in Hampton, Va. She is survived by sons Mathew I. and Merwan F. Morse and Ernest M. Rivera Jr.; daughter Reina K. Rivera; father Crisustomo M. Manantan; brothers Anthony K. and Robert K. Manantan; and sisters Florinda Figueira and Marina K. Butler. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Saturday at the big banyan tree across the street from the Honolulu Zoo.

Lionel L.L. Muller, 76, of Waimanalo, a retired city fire division commander, died last Tuesday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Godfreida, sons Warren E. and Lionel "Kani" Jr., daughter Darnell Offer, brother Mervyn Kauhane, sisters Carrie Anae and Irene Knight, and six grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Masuto "Bert" Murakami, 91, of Pearl City, died Wednesday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, he is survived by daughter Frances Y. Nakano, brother Kazuo, sisters Hanayo Nakamoto and Frances McQueen, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Elvira "Kanani" Ornellas, 50, of Anahola, Kauai, died Sunday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Hanamaulu, Kauai, she is survived by husband Richard "Rick," daughters Bobbie Osoko and Relyn Ornellas, sons Richard and Keopali, mother Albertina Goias, sister Estel Rodriguez, brothers John and Jeffery Goias, and nine grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Call from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual or aloha attire.

Arthur T. "Buff" Oshiro, 52, of Wailuku, a retired electrician, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Haunani "Nani" Ihu, son Scott Kalani, daughters Tracie and Sara, brother Jason, and sisters Diane Okuno and Wanda Muranaka. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Call again from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Anthony H. Perez, infant son of Antony and Sherlinda, died Sunday in Kapiolani Women's and Children's Hospital. He is also survived by sister Brenda; and grandparents Emma and Henry Pius and Alfred and Kitloc Perez. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Manuel Robello Jr., 74, of Ewa, died Wednesday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Paul S. and Robert S. Robello and Manuel Smith-Robello III; daughters Stephanie A. Robello-Rodgrigues and Sandra M. Quiones; brother Ernest; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Masawo Takata, 83, of Hilo, a retired real property appraiser for the former Hawaii State Tax Office in Hilo, died Friday at home. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Mildred K., daughter Patricia A. Rosenberg, son Gary K., sister June S., and a grandchild. Services over ashes: 2 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Joaquina A. "Jojo" Valiente, 69, of Waianae, a retired medical receptionist from Kaiser Punawai Clinic, died July 17 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Manila, she is survived by children Rosanna Hake, Ramona Brown, Diana Dobbins, Marianna Guillen and Yolanda, Alfonso, Andrew and Anthony Valiente; brother Lino Alueta; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6-9 p.m. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Andrew S. "Andy" Yanagida, 68, of Aiea, a retired auto parts salesman for JAWS, or Jobbers Auto Warehouse Service, is also survived by a grandson. Incorrect information for an obituary yesterday provided by the mortuary.



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