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Obituaries

Thursday, September 16, 1999


Christopher M. Berengue, 36, of Honolulu, a small engine mechanic, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Antoinette "Sweetheart" and Melvin; children Christine, Chantelle, Christopher and Brandon; brothers Andrew W. "Honey Boy" and Melvin Jr.; sisters Stephanie Namuo, Jennifer Campos and Antoinette "Loke" Berengue; and grandparents Ann Hinch and John Berengue. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the residence, 1959 Umalu Place. Call after 10 a.m. No flowers.

John V. Borden, 76, of Hilo, president and manager of Truck & Trailer Service Inc., died Sept. 7 at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife C. Taeko; sons John and Wayne; daughter Paula Borden Reed; brothers Daniel B. Jr. and William C.; sisters Eleanor Allen and Catherine Butler; and four grandchildren. Private services. Family suggests no memorial gifts and donations.

Mabel Chapson, 92, of Honolulu, died Sunday at home. She was born in Bayfield, Colo. She is survived by daughters Betty Neogy and Dorothy Wissmar, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Services over ashes later.

Zensuke Chinen, also known as "Harry" or "Hage," will be remembered in services at 6 tonight at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Gladys H. Coulter, 89, of Honolulu, a retired kindergarten teacher from Kaahumanu School, died Tuesday in Arcadia. She was born in Bucklin, Mo. She is survived by daughter Catherine, son John, and three grandchildren. No services.

Thomas I. Freeman, 77, of Hilo, a retired police officer, died Friday in Hilo. He was also an inspector for the Liquor Commission and former co-owner of Hawaii Protective Association. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Rayann Rickard, Ranette Strinz, Pamela Gorniak, Patricia Kahalewai, Gail Kaapana and Tommie Suganuma; son Charles K. Russell; half brothers Jerry "Sonny," Martin "Puchin" and Randolph; half sister Cecelia "Sweetheart" Valdez and Lorraine Hammons; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Princess Pauahi Bishop Chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Hatsuyuki Hirota, 91, of Wahiawa, a retired carpenter, died Sept. 7 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Masayo, sons George M. and Francis T., daughters Jean M. Okamoto and Nancy S. Yoshimoto, brother Yukio, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dorothy L. Holewa, 87, of Kailua, a retired public schoolteacher, died Monday. She was born in Pittsfield, Ill. She is survived by daughter Merry Logan, a granddaughter, and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Yaichiro "Frank" Hosaka, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Jas W. Glover Construction carpenter, died Friday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Kipapa. He is survived by wife Shigeko "Alice;" sons Stanley, Edwin "Win" and Kenneth, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Walter K.L. Jim, 72, of Honolulu, a retired custodian, died Aug. 26. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Edward K.C., Renny K.H., Richard K.L. and Henry K.C., and sisters Clara W.S. Say, Edith K.Y. Jim and Beatrice K.P. Jono. Services held.

Sue F. Kamiya, 69, of Waianae, died Aug. 21 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stanley; sons Sterling and Stanton; daughter Stania Maus, brothers Kenneth and Fred Afuso, and sisters Edna Taira, Edith and Kay Nakamine. Private services.

James "Jimmy" Kenui, 46, of Makawao, Maui, is survived by two grandchildren. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Yataro Kubota, 97, of Kaneohe, a stone mason for Associated Mason, died Monday in Honolulu. He was born in Kumomoto, Japan. He is survived by daughters Gladys Iwaishi, Doris Philpot and Linda Teruya; sons Francis and Lloyd, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Hatsuyo "Margaret" Masuda, 89, of Pearl City died Sept. 6 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Walter T. and George S.; daughter Mildred S. Fujioka; brother Rokuichi Masui; sister Kikue Miyamoto; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Donald R. "Doc" McGregor, 50, of Kihei, owner of Keawekapu General Store, died Monday at home. He was born in Canada. He is survived by wife Shelly, stepson Gene Begley, mother Geraldine, and brother Jack. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kamaole Beach Park III, South End.

Tadashi Motomura, 82, of Mililani, died Sept. 8. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by son Harvey; daughter Shirley Tanji; brothers Kuniyoshi; Fred and Jerry; sister Fusaye Murayama; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Mikiko "Patsy" Nakamura, 74, of Kahului, a retired office clerk for Ben Franklin Store, died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Norman; son Calvin; daughter Aileen Pruiksma; brothers Henry and William Shimabuku; sisters Mie Matayoshi, Elaine Higa and Alice Kushimaejo; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Kahului Union Church on Maui. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Walter P. Naquin Jr., 82, of Kihei, who retired from Wailuku Sugar Plantation, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Auriol; children Beverly Robinsons, Bobbie Kissinger, Penny Dant and Kay-Lani Naquin; stepchildren Dr. Corrinne Caldwell, Cheryl Anderson and David and Douglas Forst; sister Marjorie Hoogs; 23 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 8 a.m. Saturday at Kamaole Beach Park I. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow. No flowers. Donations suggested to Rotary Foundation Scholarships, Maui Academy of Performing Arts Scholarship Fund with the Hawaii Community Foundation.

Stephen E.Y.C. Nam, 60, of Honolulu died Aug. 22 in Las Vegas. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by brothers Harry, Robert and Frank; sister Ruby Park; and companion Cecelia Torres. Private services.

Arnold T. Omori, 83, of Lahaina, a retired manager of Lahaina Resort Shop and Maui Surf Resort Shop, died Sept. 3 in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was also former owner of Wailuku Shoe Shop. He was born in Keahua Camp, Maui. He is survived by sons Leslie and Jon; daughter Frances Kitagawa; brother Arthur; sisters Norma Nakamura and Lucille Gumpfer; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Private services.

Noel H. Pfeiffer, 74, of Honolulu, a retired contractor, died Sunday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Noel Jr., Earl, Eric and Karl; daughter Kathy Pfeiffer Rivel; brothers Willam "Sonny" and Philip III; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 2 to 5 p.m. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Grace Bok Soon Ramos, 85, of Koloa, Kauai, died Sept. 8 at home. She was born in Puhi, Kauai. She is survived by sons Robert and Richard; daughters Ok Yern Kimoto, Violet Ogawa, Mary Senaha, Linda Dusenberry and Elaine Ouchi; brothers George I.S. Kim, Pong Ne Park and Paul Woo; sisters Irene Kim, Margaret Duncan, Soon Nei Apilado, Janet Sinn and Margarie Orr; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Call after 1 p.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edwin S. Shaw II, 65, of Kona, owner of Waikaloa Town Travel, Shaw's Garage & Radiator, died Tuesday. He was also service manager for Alamo Rent a Car and a former Hawaii County police officer. He was born in South Bend, Ind. He is survived by wife Judith A.; sons Edwin S. III, Michael K., Eric S. and Brent A.; daughters Lisa G. Shaw-Moody and Diane L. Shaw; hanai sons Roger P. and Christopher J. Cline; hanai daughters Robin J. Wagner and Caseyjo Botka; sisters Eleanor G. Bogue, Phyllis A. Pearson, Helene E. Werner, Nancy M. Kealey, Patricia J. Wagner, Marilyn J. Sellers, Sally A. Sergeant-Lupiba and Barbara M. Sellers-Burks; and 15 grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mokuaikaua Church. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Tsutomu "Thomas" Shimoda, 82, of Haleiwa, died Sept. 8 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by son Allen T.; daughters Lorraine Y. Ibrao and Eloise S. Kam; brothers Jerry Y., Dr. Larry M. and Dr. Stanley S.; sisters Sumie Aoki, Doris S. Saji, Janet F. Matsunaga and June S. Hirayama; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Geneva "Lorraine" Smith, 88, of Coralville, Iowa, died Sunday at home. She was born in Altoona, Iowa. She is survived by daughters Alma B. Lehr, Frances L. Jesina, Barbara C. Miller and Julia A. Forman; sons Ben F. of Hawaii and Roland C. Davis; stepdaughters Barbara Hovland, Karen Flynn, Roberta Anderson and Carolee Schmidt; stepsons Guy Jr., Darrell and Paul; 56 grandchildren; 95 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Services and burial on the mainland.

Ushi Taira, 93, of Omao, Kauai, died Friday in Hale Omao Nursing Home. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by daughters Yoshiko Higa, Hanami Kohatsu, Nobuko Taira and Ayako Garcia; sons Tsutomu and Isamu; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Yasuko "Ella" Takamoto, 86, of Hilo, a retired cook for the former S.H. Kress Store Restaurant, died Sept. 8 in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Hisashi "Tom," son Roy, daughter Jeanne Matsuzaki, three grandsons, and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

George S. "Savage" Tanaka, 80, of Aiea, a retired supervisor for the U.S. Army, died Aug. 11. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Helene and brother Harold. Private services.

Tsugiyoshi "Tickle" Tanigawa, 77, of Aiea, who retired from Associated Steel Workers Ltd., died Sept. 3 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Puuloa. He is survived by nephews Ronald Y. and Howard, and niece Linda Masaki. Private services.

Masao Tanioka, 85, of Lawai, Kauai, a retired supervisor with Olokele Sugar Co., died Tuesday in Kauai Veterans Hospital. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Alice, son Dennis, daughter Susan Kikuyama, brother Hisao, four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kylie Y. Tanoue, infant daughter of Paul Kazuyoshi and Linda S. Tanoue died Sept. 3 in Kapiolani Hospital for Women and Children. She is also survived by grandparents Thomas Yoshitaka, Kazuko Tanoue, Samuel Joji and Fumiko Saito. Private services.

Benita A. Tolentino, 72, of Honolulu, died Aug. 29 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by companion Alberto Fernandez; children Bonifacio, Jovencio "Ben" and Oscar Tolentino, Cecilia T. Datugan, Adelaida T. Soliven, Nora T. Patoc, Tita T. Teodoro and Emelia T. Ward; brother Romeo Abendanio; 27 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Helen D. Valentine, 75, of Kaneohe, died Sept. 8 at home. She was born in Baltimore. She is survived by sons Gordon Nelson and Salester Valentine, sister Hazel Wiley, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

H. Ezra Wolff, 80, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Customs official, died Friday in Honolulu. He was also a 16-year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hariette, daughter Beverly Wolff Harbin, sons Michael and Dean, and four grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery. Inurnment to follow. Aloha attire.

Consuelo Baniaga Yanos, 32, of Honolulu, an accounting clerk at Hawaiian Management, died Sept. 4 in the Philippines. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Cirilo; parents Santiago and Lucina Baniaga; brothers Filomeno and Felix Baniaga; and sisters Rebecca and Lydia Baniaga. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 8 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 7:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yuriko Yoda, 86, of Honolulu, died Friday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Harry H., daughter Doris S. Hamada, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Emi Yoshida, 96, of Honolulu, and formerly of Pahala, Hawaii, died Monday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Sam S., Lincoln Y. and Arthur K.; daughters Haruko Kajiwara, Violet H. Teramoto, Daisy M. Shimooka, Velma Y. Yoshida, Alice A. Honda, Irene S. Lau and Sarah S. Morimoto; brother Nobukazu Suyeda; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church in Hilo. Call from 9-9:45 a.m. Burial services: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1.



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