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Obituaries

Tuesday, September 28, 1999


Fructouso V. Avilla, 97, of Ewa Beach, a retired lead landscaper at Barbers Point, died Sept. 20 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Larry S., Albert and Henry; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Prayer services: noon Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Marcelino C. Baniaga, 91, of Wahiawa will be remembered in wake services at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information for the obituary published Sunday was provided by the mortuary.

Frank Basco Jr., 88, of Spreckelsville, Maui, died Sunday in Hale Makua. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by sister Mary Jardine and brothers James and Richard "Gilbert" Basco. Prayer services: noon tomorrow at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Domingo G. "Benny" Benito, 72, of Honolulu died Sept. 9 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Clarita; sons Roland, Domingo Jr. and Henry; daughter Catherine Barroga; brother Lazaro, and three grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Vicente B. "Vince" Bragado Jr., 56, of Waimea, Hawaii, president of V. Bragado Bus Service and Bragado Trucking, died Wednesday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Kate; sons Jon, Jere and Kepa; hanai daughter Jonelle Pung; mother Hope; brother Elroy; sister Carmen Sugges, and grandfather Anthony Aki. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Graveside committal services: 1 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Maxima E. Caspillo, 77, of Kapaa, Kauai, a pantry worker for Coco Palms Hotel, died Saturday in Wilcox Hospital. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Maurice and Milton; brothers Salvadore and Raymond Esona; sister Gregoria Planas, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Kapaa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Paul A. Horswill, 74, a retired telephone installer and repairman for Hawaiian Telephone Co., died last Tuesday in Waianae. He also retired from Hickam Air Force Base. He is survived by daughters Charleen Goulart and Paulette Adric; brothers Arthur and Reynolds; companion Shirley Vicente, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Committal services were this morning at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Ping Li, 88, of Honolulu, who retired from Iolani School cafeteria, died Friday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in China. She is survived by son Fred and a granddaughter. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Alban's Chapel, Iolani School. Call after 6 p.m. Inurnment at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bernard H.P. Lum, 72, of Honolulu, a former McKinley High School track and field gold medalist, died Wednesday in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was also the first Mr. Hawaiian Islands in 1957. He is survived by brothers Francis and Roger and sister Thelma Hasegawa. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Louis K. Mahoe, 59, of Waianae, who retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Wednesday in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was also a former singer and musician with Gabe Kila & Nanakuli Sons. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shelley U.; daughters Loushell L.M. Villegas and Robin L. Mahoe; stepmother Alice; brothers Jackroy, Benjamin and Shadrach; sisters Alberta Kalawa, Rose Kai and Sethia Mahoe; godson Derek K. Smythe, and three grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Program starts at 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Patricia H. Markwart, 80, of Kailua died Sept. 19 in Kailua. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by son Philip G.; daughter Shelby Mamdani; sister Marilyn Grant, and two grandchildren. Services held.

Hachiro "Herbert Hachiro" Masunaga, 77, of Kaneohe, a certified public accountant, died Friday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Hookena, South Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Monica; son Bruce; daughters Kathy Benavitz and Iris Kauhane; brother Walter M.; sisters Hilda Y. Robinson and Alice M. Okuna, and six grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Prayer services: 11 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl with military honors. Casual attire.

Lucia R.S. Molina, 60, of Mililani, who worked for Armor Nino Food Inc., died Wednesday in Mililani. She also worked for Maunawili Produce and Mililani Safeway. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Santos B.; children Sanny R. and Santos Molina Jr., Jennifer C. Mendez, Rose Marie Arcangel and Crispin M. Quiocho; mother Margarita Simon; brother Sergio Simon; sister Aurea Bautista, and 14 grandchildren. Mass: 6 p.m. Friday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church in Mililani. Call after 4 p.m. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples.

Tatsuhiro Oshiro, 74, of Pearl City, a retired mason, died Wednesday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was born on Okinawa. He is survived by wife Masako; sons Roy T. and Michael K.; daughters Naomi Y. Yabiku and June J. Miyahira; brother Tatsuo, and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Helen W.D. Pennock, 91, of Honolulu died Thursday in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by son Austin Davis; daughters Marleen Davis and Faye Sayre, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery.

April L. Piko, 50, of Kona, Hawaii, died Sept. 18 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion John R. King Jr.; sons Mark, Robert and John L.K.; parents Joseph N. and Sophie F.K.; daughters Sabrina N.K. and Salina N.K.; brothers Joseph N. II, James W., Paul K. and Joseph N. III; sisters Laida Z. Kalili, Deidra M. Furtado and Maureen N. Giron, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Friday at the last pavilion at the end of Old Kona Airport in Kailua-Kona. Call after 4 p.m. Potluck gathering: Old Kona Airport. Casual attire. No flowers.

Thomas S. "Tomas" Ragasa, 87, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired warehouseman with Sueoka Store in Koloa, died Saturday at home. He was also a luna at Kauai Pine Co. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Melissa Lynn Ragasa and Patricia Ann Ragasa Ornellas; two sisters in the Philippines, and a grandson. Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.

Donald Ryan, 66, of Sunnyvale, Calif., a Korean War veteran, died Aug. 31. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maria; sons Mark, Russell, Cory, Robert, Tim and Manuel; stepchildren Christina and Louis; brothers Mathew, Joseph, Vernon and Andrew; sister Harriet Halton, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes held.

James G. Siebert, 52, of Kapaa, Kauai, an artist, is survived by son Nathan Siebert Ashby. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday was provided by the mortuary.

Fusae Takeuye, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel housekeeper, died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Lihue, Kauai. She is survived by son Kenneth; brother James Kimura, and sisters Amy Gokan, Dolly Ching, June Achi and Rose Yasuhara. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Tensho Kotai Jingu Kyo Hawaii Dojo. No flowers or monetary offerings.

Kyuji Tanaka, 89, of Wailuku, a retired foreman for A&B Commercial Co., died Friday in Kahuku Hospital. He was born in Waihee, Maui. He is survived by wife Yukiko; sons Warren and Neal; daughters Kathryn Tanaka-Balogh, Sandra Tomiyama and Janice Tanaka; brother Akira, and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Friday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission.

Yutaka "Shadow" Watanabe, 83, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter for Hawaiian Dredging and Construction Co., died Sunday at home. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by son Roy; daughter Ann Watanabe-Pires, brothers Toshio and Mitsuo, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 8 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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