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Thursday, September 23, 1999


Ranch House restaurateur
Charles Lucas dies

By Harold Morse
Star-Bulletin

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Charles W. Lucas, scion of an old kamaaina family and founder of the Ranch House restaurant in Aina Haina, died July 27 in Bellevue, Wash. He was 81.

Lucas is remembered for making the Ranch House one of the most popular restaurants on Oahu. His family, early residents of Niu Valley, owned the land.

Initially known as M's Restaurant when it was founded in the 1940s, it was sold to Spencecliff Corp. in 1968. The restaurant remained open until 1987.

Lucas' island heritage went back to 1816 when his great-great-grandfather, Alexander Adams, arrived in Hawaii from Scotland, later becoming one of Kamehameha I's closest advisers. Kamehameha thought so highly of Adams he gave him Niu Valley, which later was passed down through the Hind, Cassiday, Pflueger and Lucas families.

Lucas' grandfather and great-uncle, entrepreneurs with Lucas Brothers Construction Co., helped build Iolani Palace and Aloha Tower.

Lucas was born in Honolulu, and graduated from Punahou School and Harvard. He also founded Hawaii Drug and Scientific Co. in 1958, which he operated until retiring in 1986.

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Fernando Agtang, 88, of Honolulu died Sept. 13 in St. Francis Hospital. He is survived by the Hussey sisters. Memorial services: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Auwaiolimu Ward.

Lyda L. Andersen, 82, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired executive secretary, died Sept. 12 in Keauhou Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born in Iowa. She is survived by daughters Linda Cullen, Susan Wofford and Mickey Stowe; sons G. Charles and Andrew C.; sister Mel Sillasen, 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

John R. "Captain Jack" Atkinson, 64, of Koloa, Kauai, a ship pilot, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Marlinda; sons Jay R. and Keaka B.; brothers Donald J. and Raymond, and four grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. Saturday at Pier 19. Wake: 3:30 p.m. at O'Toole's.

George K. Blanchard, 86, of Waianae died Sunday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Leroy; daughters Yvonne Wolverton and Winona Blanchard; brother William; sisters Malia Solomon and Mary Thomas, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Saturday at the residence, 85-1377 Puhinalo Place in Waianae. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lawrence Wong Chock, 69, of Waipahu died Sept. 10. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Clara G.O.; sons Everitt and Kevin; brother Paul, and sister Helen Leong. Private services.

Denny P. Curley, 75, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 14 in Honolulu. She was born in Acton, England. She is survived by husband Richard T.; son Richard G.; daughter Bebra L. Wirsing, and sister Pauline Morrison. No services. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

F. Ward Devlin, 80, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired fabric company salesman, died Sept. 15 in Hilo Hospital. He was born in New York. He is survived by sons Craig, Mark and Matthew; daughter Edith Ministero; brother John "Jack," and seven grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Paradise Park Church of the Nazarene, 15-1839 32nd Ave. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Neil A. "Corky" Donahue, 80, of Honolulu, a retired captain of detectives at the Honolulu Police Department, died last Thursday in Honolulu. He was also an agent of the Defense Investigative Service. He was born in Washington, D.C. He is survived by wife Kanani; sons Neil "Stopper" Jr., Shannon, Dion, Devin and Conan; daughters Linda Sayegusa, Tara Oda, Maria Zielinski, Tricia Mahiko, Moya Kaohi and Nola Donahue; brother "Dick," 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes: Kahala Beach.

Santiago C. Estimo, 83, of Honolulu died Monday in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Asuncion Erediano, Christy Cruz and Lucy Cablay, 13 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Lot Ewaliko, 32, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, an employee of Oceanside 1250, died Sept. 14 in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother May; father George; son Lot Jr.; brothers George Jr. and Michael Ewaliko and Dutch and Chester Nahinu, and sisters Tammy Oba and Allison Liu. Beachside services: 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 2 at Oceanside 1250, Kealakekua, Hawaii. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow. Call (808) 324-1300 or write P.O. Box 2285, Kealakekua, HI 96750 for information.

Thelma L. Eye, 84, of Kaneohe and formerly of Pearl City died last Thursday in Kaneohe. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Jonelle Kubo; son George Kitkowsky; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Ellsworth B. Harris, 76, of Honolulu, a psychiatrist, died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. He was also a former commander of the Waikiki Yacht Club. He was born in Pittsburgh. He is survived by wife Josephine; stepson Paul Standal, and stepdaughter Kamala Allen. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Sunday at the Waikiki Yacht Club. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Hideyo Hashimura, 96, of Eleele, Kauai, died Aug. 25 in Kauai Veterans Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Katsumi, Takashi and Hiroki; daughters Nancy Nakamoto and Helen Fujimoto; brother Kazutoshi Ishida; sisters Sumiko Sakai and Suzuko Satoda, 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Hollyanne H. Hope, 43, of Ewa Beach, a secretary/paralegal for Gallagher & Sakamoto, died Sept. 14 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Louisa K.; brother Henry C.; sisters Monajean N. Aragon, Faith E. Orlando and Jolynn L.Pacheco, and companion Melvin Perez. Private services.

William H. Jervey, 94, of Mililani, formerly of Walla Walla, Wash., a retired business administrator for the federal government, died Saturday. He was born in Charleston, S.C. He is survived by son William Jr.; daughters Merlyn G. Partsch, Sandra Jervey Davis, Juliette A. Jervey, Lisa Jervey Lennox and Gina Jervey Mohr, 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sterling K. "Puna" Kahalepuna, 57, of Lahaina, Maui died Monday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susan K.; daughters Gwendolyn and Athena Ramsey; brother Hiram "Giggs" Olsen; sisters Edna Silva and Midge Clemmons, and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lahaina Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Solomon Kahunahana, 58, of Waimanalo died Saturday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ginger; sons Richard and Travis; daughters Shauna and Hilde; brothers Joseph "Kepa," Paul and Kenneth Kahunahana, Francis and William Kau and David Peresa; sisters Elizabeth Wilson, Therese Kim Seu and Mona Walker, and four grandchildren. Services: 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. Leis only. Cremation to follow.

Benjamin K. Kalama, 83, of Kailua died Tuesday at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Gaylynn Kalama and Judy Landford; hanai son Alan Lui; brothers John Kalama and Robert Subee; sister Tiny Akau, three granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Oct. 4 at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Alvin U. "Ulu" Kealoha, 50, of Waimea, Hawaii, died Sept. 12 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by hanai mother Louisa Labrador; brothers Curtis and Llewellyn "Boy"; sisters Claudia Valencia, Joycelyn "JoJo" and Joann Kealoha and Gwen Awa; hanai sisters Brigida B. Ryusaki and Teresita M. Labrador, and hanai brothers John and Greg Labrador. Memorial services: noon Saturday at Bernie and Carl Ryusaki's residence on Alaneo Street in Waimea, Hawaii. Scattering of ashes: from Puako Ramp. Casual attire. No flowers.

Irene Langi, 39, of Laie died Sunday in Kahuku Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Nomani; sons Kristopher "Tony" and Mosese; daughter Salamasina; parents Lemaefe "Lilomaiava" and Aiaiaga Galeai; brothers Tipa, Lemaefe "Lem" Jr., Kennedy, Tuia "Stu" and Raymond "Doc" Galeai and Ila Talapa, and sisters Florence "Ano" Fotu and Tala Galeai. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Ninth Samoan Ward. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Sunday best attire.

Mary Ruth Leitch, 86, of Napilihau, Maui died Tuesday at home. She was born in Hingham, Mass. She is survived by son Col. Scott; daughters Sandra Bradford, Jacqueline Pope, Linda Czulno and Su Campos, and six grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Cancer Institute of Maui.

Oceana Madeyski, 34, of Honolulu died Sept. 6 in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Jacqueline Poouahi; stepmother Linda Rivera; brothers Zane Giron, Zodice Madeyski and Robert and Joseph Poouahi, and sisters Rudyn "Dina" Hamond, Faneece Rodrigues, Danielene Paterson, Haunani Sausi, Mozel Giron, Puanani Giron and Robyn Waiolama. Call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Kaumakapili Church.

Hiroko Matsuda, 78, of Honolulu, a retired sales clerk for Honolulu Seed Co., died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Clarence Manjiu and Alika and Kaala Matsuda; daughters Barbaralyn Harada and Ora-Lee Hilea; brother Sakae Manjiu; sister Kay Peralto, and four grandchildren. Prayer services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Larry K. "Koji" Miyasato, 74, of Honolulu, who retired from the Dole Corp., died Sept. 18 in Kuakini Hospital. He was also a master guilder for Stonecraft. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jin; son Denny; daughters Cynthia Uyehara and Claire Postma; stepdaughters Bonnie Jean Gima, Sue Ann Gascon, Tammy Kay Corn and Mary Helen Reed; brother Taro; sisters Chiyo Ishiki, Kiyoko Nakandakari and Mitsue M. Tanouye, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

Margaret M. "Margie" Oishi, 74, of Honolulu, a travel agent, died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Robert; sons Colin, Conrad and Marvin; daughters Jaynie Estermann and Dore Jimenez; brothers Thomas and Francis Takeuchi; sisters Rose Oda, Helen Mukai, Alice Okubo and Florence Tsuruma, and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire.

Mary A.K.K. "Sweet" Pai, 57, of Kona, Hawaii, a salesclerk at the 7-Eleven Store in Kailua-Kona, died Sept.13 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband George P.; daughters Brenda K. and Yvonne M. Kauhi; sisters Katherine K. Harris, Christina L. Yapp, Susie Harris and Rose Makue, and brothers John Kaiawe and Joseph and Gilbert Kamelamela. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church, 116 Kapiolani St. in Hilo. Call after 8 a.m. Memorial services: noon Sunday at the Hale Au Kahakai Fishing Club at the Honokohau Boat Harbor. Casual attire. No flowers.

James J. Patacsil, 75, of Honolulu, who retired from United Airlines, died Sept. 14 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by companion Aida Pe Benito; sons Lloyd, James Jr. and Michael; daughters Susan Brown and Lori Patacsil; hanai son Douglas Chee; hanai daughters Linda Mata, Charlene Ahn and Cookie Kawelo; brothers Benjamin and Joseph; sisters Mary Hongo, Petra Isobe, Dorothy "Lorraine" Luna, Eva Kahaulelio, Lillian Siaris and Rufina Macam, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Hannah A. Perry, 92, of Waianae, a Hawaiian quilting craftsman, died Sept. 14 in Leeward Integrated Health Center. She was born in Lihue, Kauai. She is survived by son Peter Mikaele; hanai son Lawrence; two grandsons and two hanai grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kyle K. Pruss, 22, of Pearl City died Sept. 8 in Honolulu. He was born in Long Branch, N.J. He is survived by mother Rachelle K.; brother Justin K.; sister Melanie K., and grandparents Stanley and Vera Luke. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nathalie G. Sai, 71, of Aiea died Sunday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. Call from 9 to 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Wilma C. Shimomaye, 48, of Kapolei, a retired general manager of operator services with GTE Hawaiian Tel, died last Thursday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Theron; son Theron-James; daughters Brandy and Jacee; mother Helen Toyama, and brother Gary Toyama. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Joseph Silva, 71, of Honolulu died Sept. 10 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Germaine Silva and Michelle Camit; son Joseph P.; brother Anthony; sisters Mary Rose Upton, Adelaide Smith, Madeline Silva, Dulinda Fowler, Charlotte Morse, Betty Gray and Sharon Amos, four grandchildren and a great-grandson. Blessing: 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Augustine's Church. Private scattering of ashes.

Magdalina Adlawan Soriano, 72, of Honolulu died Monday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by companion Joseph Limbago; daughters Josephine Stephenson, Yolanda Park and Kathleen Jones; brothers Viventio Sagadraca and James, Esidro and Delfin Adlawan; sisters Dorotea Waxman and Alitha Adlawan, 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment at a later date.

Dean B. Spencer, 76, of Aiea, who retired from industrial relations, died Sunday in Aiea. He received a Purple Heart fpr service in World War II. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marilyn; daughters Deanie and Cameron, and son Scot. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Saturday at 99-010 Kaupili Place in Aiea. Casual attire.

Yoshi Uehara, 93, of Pearl City died Sept. 5 in Nuuanu Hale. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by son Kiyoshi; daughter Sally Oshiro, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Isami Wakashige, 88, of Honolulu, a retired deputy county clerk for Maui County, died Sept. 8 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Yukie; son Roy M.; brother Kunio; sister Sonoe Uegawachi, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Gliceria A. "Gladys" Willard, 73, died Sept. 14 in South Bay, Calif. She was born in Wailua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband James B.; brothers Roy and Roger Amantiad, Sam, Bobby and Sonny Alipio and Sue Solmirin, and children Gloria O'Connor, Genevieve Umbra, Gertrude Santiago, Gwendolyn Robello, Geraldine Hicks, Lloyd Mirafuentes, Gislele Hernandez, Peter E. Mendiha-Willard and Alfred, Theodora and Dennis Mendiha. Services on the mainland.

Harold K. "Wongie" Wong, 80, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a welder for various companies, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sisters Dorothy Branco, Myrtle Silva, Verna Almadova, Veronica Seabury, Nancy Hall and Katherine Igawa, and brother Henry Wong. Prayer services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ko Yuan Wong, 60, of Honolulu died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by husband Hin Chow; son Philip; daughters Kitty Yum, Fanny Chan and Carmen Yau; mother Ngan Fong Ho; brothers Pak Loo, Pak Lun, Pak Chung, Pak Yan, Pak Shun and Dominic Ho; sisters Marial Ho Chan and Joan Lee, and six grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Shinyei Yogi, 85, of Kahaluu, a retired proprietor of Kaneohe Farm Supplies, died last Thursday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Masaye A.; sons Elbridge, Ronald and Glenn; daughters Mae Kato, Shirley Ho and Charlene Yogi-Blaha; sisters Janet Tamanaha, Bessie Kobashigawa, Loretta and Florence Yogi and Rose Takushi, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sakae Yui, 75, of Honolulu, a retired mechanic at Fort Shafter, died Sept. 14 in Straub Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Kaname, Tasuku, Harry and Henry, and sister Jean Hirayama. Private services.



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