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Obituaries

Wednesday, September 29, 1999


Elias C. "Ely" Agcaoili, 38, of Ewa Beach, an employee at Hickam Air Force Base, died Sept. 4 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Teresita A.; daughters Elytes, Elsie and Lisa; parents Demetrio and Marcela; brothers Pedro, Ben, Jay, Rexie, Nonie, Angel, Edmond and Johny, and sisters Nicolasa Ramos and Melba Agcaoili. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Johny A. Atmospera, 88, of Honolulu, a retired stevedore for McCabe, Hamilton & Renny, died Sept. 9. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Nellie A.; daughter Nancy Atmospera-Walch; son John "Sonny" Jr.; brothers Eddie, James and Felipe, and four grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Herminigilda A. Bautista, 94, of Federal Way, Wash., formerly of Honolulu, died Thursday in Washington. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Alfredo, Dionisio and Ernesto; daughter Leonida Frando, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Sunday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Edna L. Nakoa Bissen, 62, of Kahului died Sunday at home. She was born in Waiheu, Maui. She is survived by husband Richard T.; son Richard T. Jr.; daughters Sheron L. Cabanas, Roxanne N. Nahooikaika and Georgette K. Bissen-Pelekai; sisters Winifred L. Cockett and Sandra U. Cristafaro; brother Emmett A. Nakoa, and 14 grandchildren. Prayer services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church. Wake services from 5 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Veterans Cemetery. Flowers, except roses, are welcome.

Ronald K.Q. Chong, 60, of Honolulu, a retiree of Matson Navigation Co., died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Evelyn; daughter Lianne; sons Craig and Scott; mother Rosie; brother Wendall, and sisters Loretta Ark and Roberta Lau. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Community Church of Honolulu, 2345 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Mary K. Correa, 81, of Kailua died Sunday in Kailua. She was born in Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Colin J., Joseph F. III and George G.R.; daughter Thelma K. Kam; brother George Shaw, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua. Call after 5 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire.

Mosese T. Fale, 66, of Tonga, a director of the fishery for the Tongan kingdom, died Friday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Mu'a, Tonga. He is survived by wife Ane T.F.L.; children Lancelot Enoka, Lata F. Su'a, Va'epopua F. Sperry and Viliami T., Falefakauo and Vanessa T. Fale; sisters Seini Toa' Fale Funaki and Mele Fane Fale Harris, and 15 grandchildren. Call from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Burial in Tonga.

Marion Haina, also known as Kawaiala Bell, 86, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died Saturday in Hale Nani Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Hawi, Hawaii. She is survived by son Henry, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Friday at St. Augustine by the Sea Church in Waikiki. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Raymond M. Higa, 62, of Pearl City, a retired heavy equipment mechanic for the federal Fire Department, died last Wednesday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Arleen E.; son Judge G.J.; daughter Raylynn R. Lyman; brothers Kenneth and Roy; sisters Violet Lazar and Janet Yokoyama; mother Tsuruko, and a grandson. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alfred K. "Ohu" Hookano, 73, of Waimea, Kauai died Saturday at home. He was born in Kekapua, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Nani, Joni and Celia Hookano, Roxanne Ferreira and Loreen Kona; sons Renfred, Lionel, Norman, Dean and Delbert; sister Miriam Kapahu; hanai daughters Susan Atchison and Kathy Yamamoto, 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Waimea United Church of Christ Foreign Church. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bridget Lynn Kawamoto, 37, of Wailuku, Maui, a substitute teacher for special education at Baldwin High School, will be remembered in prayer services at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. She was found stabbed to death Saturday at home in Waiehu Terrace. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Brian Jr.; daughters Leona DeCambra and Briana Kawamoto; mother Violet "Sugar" Koishigawa; father Fumio Koishigawa; stepmother Conchita DeCambra; brothers Aaron, Joseph, John and Eugene "Leary" DeCambra and Wayne Koishigawa, and sisters Brenda, Joycelynn Figeroa and Johnalynn and Joyce DeCambra.

Jung Sil La, 74, of Kihei died Monday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Korea. She is survived by daughters Cindy Lee Nakamura and Soon Ja Lee, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Wilfred Lee, 67, of Hauula, a retired refrigerator and air conditioner repairman, died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Loretta; sons Nader, Derek and Mark; daughters Monica Ganduli and Cindy Silva, and sisters Anna Keene and Charlotte Ching. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

Nancy N.H. Lum, 70, of Honolulu, a retired clerk for Hawaiian Telephone Co., died Sept. 20 in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Isaac; son Stephen E. Koehne, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Burial to follow.

Mildred A. Magnani, 79, of Kailua, a retired preschool teacher at Sunrise preschool, died Sept. 20 in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Wynonah Martin, Terry Haworth and Luanne Clymire; son Randy Brandt; sisters Rose Ingman and Ellen Bell; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

James E. Mason, 63, of Kona, Hawaii, formerly of Milwaukee, Wis., a retired group leader for Delco Division of General Motors, died Sept. 13 in Kona Community Hospital. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by wife Elizabeth M.; brothers Frank G. and Aubrey G., and hanai daughter Joy O'Connor. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ Church Episcopal. Final arrangements on the mainland. Casual attire.

Douglas S. Matsumoto, 55, of Honolulu, a consultant for Omni Group, died Saturday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda L.; son Sean S.; daughter Shellene E., and sisters Sharon L. Amano and Sheila M. Sumida. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Isaac J. Matsuoka, 69, of Honolulu, an artist, died last Wednesday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kristian Greenberg; brother Thomas T.; sisters Sue S. Matsuba and Fumie Bonk, and a grandchild. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Casual attire. No flowers.

Andrew P. Monderen, 52, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a certified nursing assistant for Apria Health Care, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was also a security officer for Molokai Ranch, hotels, and movie productions. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rebecca; sons Johnny, Jacob and Joseph; mother Mary Rodrigues; father Catalino P.; brother Bernard; sisters Caroline Bicoy, Debbie Rodrigues and Frances Young, and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Baptist Church. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Mitsue "Rachel" Oshiro, 72, of Kalaheo, Kauai died Monday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Dennis, Nelson and Keith; daughters Karen Nakamura and Sheri Amimoto; brothers Matsuichi and Hisashi Kaneshiro; sisters Betty Doi, Yuriko Sekiya, Gladys Arashiro and Tomoe Osborne, 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Julius K. "Mona" Paia, 61, of Sacramento, Calif., is survived by brothers William Paia and Peter Opulauoho. Incorrect information for an obituary published Monday provided by the mortuary.

Thelma H. Santos, 84, of Kailua and formerly of Antioch, Calif., died Sept. 19 in Antioch. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Lester B.; sister Otilia Medeiros; two granddaughters, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.



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