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Obituaries

Wednesday, September 1, 1999


Nieves P. Ancheta, 95, of Aiea is survived by sister Joveta Wong. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Masatoshi Arita, also known as James M. Arita, 93, of Aiea, owner of Kalihi Welding & Machine Shop, died Aug. 9 at home. He was born in Kumamoto, Japan. He is survived by sons Kenneth Kurata and Daniel and John Arita, daughters Alice Dowd and Jean Hatae, brothers Masanori and Toshiaki, sister Michie Hirakawa, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Rufina M. Baided, 92, of Honolulu, died Aug. 6 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is survived by daughter Emilia Baided Coloma, brother Higidio Medina, a granddaughter, and two great-grandsons. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Rosary: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Pantaleon A. Banasihan, 88, of Waipahu, a farmer, died Aug. 22 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Manuel, daughters Estelita Balason and Josefina Banasihan, and 14 grandchildren. Burial in the Philippines.

Manuel C. Brum, 86, of Honolulu, a retired longshoreman, died Aug. 1 in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Norma, Patricia, Linda and Jean; son Ron; brothers Daniel, Frank, Henry and William; sisters Carol Knox and Terry Brum; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Private services.

Yoshiko Clark, 65, of Henderson, Nev., an airline sales associate, died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Anthony, sons Mario Jr. and Antonio Palabrica, daughters Marlene DeMello and Antoinette Paith, brother Yutaka Motomura, 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Joseph S. "Seph" Cohill, 45, of Ewa Beach, a carpenter, died Saturday in Tripler Hospital. He is survived by mother Frances "Pat," brothers John and William, and sisters Theresa VanDerBos and Elizabeth Cohill. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Eleanor J. Dabagh, also known as Jean L. Dabagh, 83, of Honolulu, former chief librarian for the Pacific Fleet during World War II, died Aug. 23. She was also a former Hawaii state archives librarian. She was born in Bartelville, Okla. She is survived by husband Ted. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday at Central Union Church. Services: 4 p.m. next Wednesday at Arcadia Retirement Residence. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Central Union Church or to the Salvation Army.

Felix H.L. Dela Cruz, 30, of Waianae, a driver for Trees of Hawaii, died Aug. 24 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Keala Doctorello-Dela Cruz; sons Jared Dela Cruz-Ragsdale, Chaz Peters and Kainalu Dela Cruz; daughters Shayla Peters and Helena Lopez-Dela Cruz; parents Felix and Esmenia "Betty," brothers Edison, Damien, Fulton and Adrian, and sisters Lynne Paaluhi and Ingrid Anduha. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Carrie P.K. Doctolero, 80, of Waialua, died Aug. 22 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Kona, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Joseph F., Stanley and Melvin Salangdron and Dionisio Doctolero Jr.; daughters Dolores and Shirley Salangdron, Connie Troxell, Philomena Goldie, Presilda P. Doctolero, Angelita Griffin, Carrie R. Acosta and Doreen Tolentino; brother Leandro Pedro; sister Elaisa Bergau, 41 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

Joseph Dumaguin, also known as "Brother Joe," 49, of Kona, Hawaii, a heavy equipment operator with Keauhou Kona Construction Corp., died Aug. 24 in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sharilyn C.; son Jordan J.I.; daughters Dawn K., Kimberly K. and Robin N.K.; parents Domingo and Harriet K.K.; brothers Rueben, James and Raymond, and sisters Virginia L. Kurashige and Mary Ann Wong. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua Stake Center at the top of Kalani Street. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keei Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Haruki T. Fujii, 89, of Honolulu, died Aug. 23 in Honolulu. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Robert; daughters Ellen Sugita, Elinor Yasui, Elsie Shimabuku and Susan Hill; brother Toshio Tachikawa; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Robert Y. Hamamura, 92, of Anahola, Kauai, a retired postmaster with Anahola Post Office, died Friday at home. He was born in Anahola, Kauai. He is survived by wife Shimayo, son Frank, daughter Lily Yamamoto, brother Dr. Edward, six grandchildren. and a great-grandchild. Services: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Kapaa Jodo Mission. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Clifford L. Hansmann, 90, of Glenwood, Hawaii, a former journeyman sheetmetal worker and supervisor at Pearl Harbor, died Sunday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was also a senior adviser to Special People Hawaii. He was born in Waikapu, Maui. He is survived by daughters Marilyn Harrison, Carolyn Burgess, Jacquelyn Chang and Jerralyn Van, 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

James H. Hokoana, 63, of Waianae, a professional roofer, died Sunday in Waianae. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by stepson Byron Kamai; stepdaughters Paulette Puoanui, Piilani Keahi, Noreen Kawai and Hana Keouli; brother Thomas; sister Roena Ramos, 10 stepgrandchildren, and two stepgreat-granddaughters. Private services.

Donal Holman, 62, of Laie, owner of Holman Electric, died Thursday in Laie. He was born in Georgia. He is survived by wife Joan, son Tyrone, daughter Debra, sister Nita, and a grandchild. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Laie Bay off Laie Point, near the family residence. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Hue Nguyet Huynh, 77, of Honolulu, died Friday in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Nhieu Minh Ha, daughters Ai-Hoa and Cam Hoa Ha and Kim Hoa Ho, brother Kien Huan, a grandson, and two stepgrandsons. Chinese Buddhist services: 9 to 11:15 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Maria C.U. Isnec, 49, of Wahiawa, died Aug. 12 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is survived by husband Felicisimo C. "Feling"; sons Dino Rey and Garrnell U.; daughters Grace Hernando and Marissa Domingo; brothers Benjamin, Jose, Oscar, Pepito and Herminio Ulep; sister Luzviminda "Lucing" Padayao; and five grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Michael Kailiawa, also known as "Uncle Mike," 81, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired harvesting supervisor with Kau Agribusiness, died Saturday in Kau Hospital. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Agnes; daughters Dolores DeMello, Helen Mae Nakagawa and Jeanette Ballesteros; sons Alfred and Anthony DeMello; hanai daughter Melani Kauhaihao; brother Andrew; sister Anne Kuheana; 26 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday at 96-1277 Huapala Road in Pahala. Call from 6 p.m. Friday to 9:15 a.m. Saturday for an all-night vigil. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Pahala. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.

Shizuko Katada, 86, of Honolulu, died Aug. 23 in Straub Hospital. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by son Jerry M., daughters Sharon M. Katada and Linda T. Sesoko, brother Toshimi Okino, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Pauline C. Kekuawela, 93, of Honolulu, died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Abraham Jr. and Herbert; daughters Kathrine Plada, Pauline and Doreen Kekuawela, A. Leilani Gonzales and Dolores Horan; brother Frank Caravalho; sister Dorothy Wells; 25 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

Richard W.Y. Lau, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired wholesale meat dealer, died last Wednesday in Ann Pearl Care Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sui Kung; sons Burton, Franklin, Douglas and Richard; daughters Evelyn Tangalin and Susan Lau; sisters Isabelle Fong and Doris Au, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandson. Private services.

Alice L. Lum, 95, of Honolulu died July 29 in St. Francis Hospital. She is survived by sons Dr. Edmund, Wilfred, Sam and Donald, 17 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Private burial. Memorial Mass: 11 a.m. Sept. 9 at St. Stephen's Church.

Loretta K.Y. Mau, 63, of Honolulu died Sunday in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Robert; son Laurence; daughters Laurene Mau-Loo, Lucy Mau and Laurel Mau-Nahme; brothers Alvin, Edmund and Henry Leong; sister Eloise Leong; and four grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Church. Call after 9 a.m.

Hatsuyo Murashige, 88, of Hilo, a retired cook for the former Seven Seas Luau House, died Monday in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Puu Waa Waa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons James and Richard, brother Hansa Miyata, sisters Fujie Ogi and Bessie Imata, a granddaughter, and a great-grandson. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Manabu Ogata, 98, of Hilo, a retired proprietor of the former Kilauea Art Studio in Hilo, died Saturday at home. He was born in Kumamoto, Japan. He is survived by sons Roy and Earl, daughters Judith Uyehara and Evelyn Maki, half sisters Florence Uyeno and Violet Murai, half brother Satoshi Fujisue, 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Services over ashes: 11 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Martha K.Y. Park, 81, of Honolulu, a retired salesperson from Liberty House, died Aug. 15 in Straub Hospital. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Charles C.H., sons Russell S.H. and Lowell S.J., sisters Mary Halm and Anna Bessa, and brother Noel Kim. Private services.

Alexander G. Ruiz, 85, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired welder with McBryde Sugar Co., died Sunday at home. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Janet; son Roland; brothers Pepe, Pabling and Roland; sisters Freding Deleon and Anding Toribio; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavillion. Call after 4 p.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Olga L. Schilling, 69, of Kaneohe, a retired dietician with Pohai Nani Retirement Home, died Monday in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Koolaupoko. She is survived by husband Fred; sons Fred III and Buddy; daughters Penny, Janda and Sanya; brother Michael Anderson; sisters Deborah Namahoe, Adon and Yvonne Nahalea, Dotty Uchima and Vicky Kaiama; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Fourth Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

James M. Shinohara, 87, of Hilo, died Sunday in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Honuapo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elsie M.; daughters Eleanor Oshiro, Joyce Higuchi, Ann Maesaka and Laverne Matoi; brothers Masami and Harry Tachibana; sister Elaine Larkins; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Federico P. Tabiesa, 88, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a truck driver for Honokaa Sugar Co., died Saturday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Julita, sons Frederick, Antonio and Bonifacio, and daughter Amy G. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa, Hawaii. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.

Gordon S. Takata, 66, of La Habra, Calif., and formerly of Hilo, who worked for Quick Set Purchasing Agency, died July 6 in La Habra, Calif. He was born in Hilo. Private services.

James M. "Mako" Tanaka, 66, of Honolulu, and formerly of Alapai, a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office, died Aug. 25 in Straub Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ann Cecil, brothers Edward, Richard and Harry, and sisters Jean Siarot and June Wong. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mamao K. Tuivaiave, 68, of Honolulu, died Aug. 21 at home. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Lafaele, Faipea and Paoa; daughters Malae Pomele, Simalu Scanlan, Vienna Reiner, Iuni Solia and Lesina Nunu; 60 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Assembly of God Pearl Harbor. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

Valentine K. Wessel, 71, of Hilo, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. He was also a World War II veteran. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Paulette N. Wills, Roberta S. Authier, Antoinette Price and Annette McMackin; son Germen; brother Henry; sisters Pearl Wessel and Agnes Prock; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. No services. Call daughter Annette McMackin at 934-9169 for information.

Clifford D. Yancey, 82, of Honolulu, a superintendent of transportation/public works at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Friday. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran. He was born in Cincinnati. He is survived by wife Clementine Mokihana; sons Don, Wayne and Clifford; sister Mary Jane Bernard;1 and five grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Clement's Episcopal Church. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society, Honolulu Unit, 2370B Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96817.

Virginia "Ginny" Yee, 78, of Wailuku will be remembered in services 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.



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Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
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The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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