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Obituaries

Saturday, September 25, 1999


George R. Borges, 86, of Waianae, a retired heavy equipment operator for E.E. Black Ltd., died last Saturday in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Violet; sons Alvin, William, Stephen, Albert and David; daughters Patricia Manube, Eleanor Souza and Georgiann Doolin; sister Catherine Cornet, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mineko Fujishige, 75, of Haleiwa died Sept. 17 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by brothers Yoshiichi, Yukio and Richard M., and sisters Masako Koyama, Fumiko Abe, Shizuko Fujishige and Gladys Kusano. Private services.

Jane S. Fuyumuro, 76, of Aiea died Sept. 7 in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Richard, sons Danny and Richard, brother Danny Doi, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Richard Greer, 80, of Honolulu, founder and first editor of the Hawaiian Journal of History, died Sept. 15 in Honolulu. He was also the editor of the Hawaii Historical Review. He was born in Joplin, Mo. He is survived by hanai son Darrel Sakamoto. Services: 6 p.m. next Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the church.

Roselle "Nettie" Honda, 60, of Aiea, a special education teacher with the Department of Education, died yesterday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by children Tami Choy and Yoshi Honda, mother Roselle Cook, brother Lewis Cook Jr. and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Honolulu. Call after 6 p.m. Private inurnment.

Elese W. "Bootsie" Katona, 74, of Lanikai died Tuesday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joseph, son Steven, daughter Diane Gibbons and brother Henry Wolter Jr. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to American Cancer Society.

Howard R. "Ray" Knapp, 71, of Kahului died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by son Howard "Mark," daughters Luana Campbell and Mindy Cooper, sister Judy Harrison and six grandchildren. Private services.

Florence Y. Kojima, 84, of Honolulu, a retired custodian from the University of Hawaii, died last Saturday in Seattle. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Janice Kato, Dulcie Arakawa and Deborah Kojima; brother Satoru Arita; sisters Fujie Arita and Mabel Tadlock, and four grandchildren. Private services. Inurnment in Hawaii at a later date.

Hide Maeshiro, 77, a retired civil engineer, died last Saturday in Vista, Calif. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Toyoko; sons Richard K. and James H.; daughters Nancy Bourgeois and Cathy M. Maeshiro; brother Jackson; sister Florence Carr, and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Dennis "C.B." Matthews, 54, of Kona, Hawaii, a self-employed handyman, died Sept. 7. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by daughter Melissa, brother Gary, and sisters Nancy Blanton and Carolyn Burke. Memorial services: noon tomorrow at Old Kona Airport. Call from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Potluck gathering to follow. Casual attire. Monetary tributes welcome.

Filisione P. Ngungutau, 44, of California and formerly of Honolulu died Wednesday in Castle Hospital. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Fonuku; sons Tomasi Jr. and Felisone Jr.; daughters Kolotilita and Charissa Ngungutau, Lupe Afa and Kimberly Aholelei; parents Tomasi and Kolotilita; brothers Ilaiasi, Sosaia and Samuela, and sisters Halamehi Finau, Filisi Taukava and Ela Sefo. Services on the mainland.

Ralph K. Preshaw, 73, of Honolulu, who worked for UNISYS in computer sales and services, died Thursday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Ogden, Utah. He is survived by wife Tsuya and sister Marilyn Kounias. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Francis S. Sakai, 83, of Aiea, a retired instructor at the Hawaii Laborer's Training Program, died Wednesday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Amaulu-Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Asako; son Gordon; daughters Ella Idemoto, Betsy Sato and Charlene Kwan; brother Takuo, and nine grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Camilo T. Tesoro, 91, of Ewa Beach died Sept. 16 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Laureana P.; sons Edgar, Reuben, Dante and Cesar; daughters Teresa Santiago, Petrona Valera, Thelma Lorenzo and Cherie Cervantes; brothers Jaime and Clemente, 22 grandchildren and a great-grandson. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/education/hcc/library/hiindex.html
The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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