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Obituaries

Thursday, October 7, 1999


Felicidad D. Acorda, 74, of Honolulu, died Sept. 27 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Bernardo, son Bernardo Jr., daughter Francisca "Frannie" Goodearl, and five brothers and two sisters in the Philippines. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Church. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Sally S. Amaral, 52, of Hilo, died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Mark Chantiny; son Harlan L. Leopoldino; daughters Roxal M. Kaniaupio, Lynnet L. Gonsalves and Cheryl A. Hoshino; stepdaughters Kathleen M. Amaral and Sandra Smith; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire.

Andy V. Anderson, 75, of Sedro Woolley, Wash., who used to work for American Piper & Boiler in Honolulu, died Friday. Services on the mainland.

Bernabe B. "Benny" Barayuga, 76, of Honolulu, a carpenter superintendent at Dynamics Industries, died Sept. 25 at home. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Gaudencia; children Glory Merrill, Tessie Woods and Alan Barayuga; brother Isidoro; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Jose M. "Joe" Borja, 46, of Honolulu, a regional vice president of Finn Fund U.S.A., died Tuesday in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Cebu, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Imelda; sons Anthony, Jerry, Joey and Jorry; daughter Wendy; mother Connie; brothers Tony, Jack and Louie;, and sisters Maria Randall, Carmen Kolosije, Angie Tavares and Victoria Borja. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. George Church in Waimanalo. Call from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Kamama Foundation, c/o Jack Borja, 118 Wailupe Circle, Honolulu 96821.

Vaimagalo F.G. Faamaligi, 48, of Laie, a Samoan cultural instructor at the Polynesian Cultural Center, died Monday in Castle Hospital. She was born in Mesepa, American Samoa. She is survived by son David Galeai; brothers Lilomaiava L., William, Misi, Tafilisaunoa, Pulefanolefolasa and Fulufululele "Duke" Galeai and Malolefoua Tagoai; and sisters Loimata Ili, Evelina White, Lusila Aoelua and Vatauomalotetele Neria. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Stake Center. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery.

Ruth H. Fraiola, of Kaneohe, a retired school secretary for the state Department of Education, died Sept. 22 in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Anthony, son Anthony Jr., daughters Antoinette Bullough and Angela Won, sisters Claire Ohori and Hanako Suehiro, brother Oshikane Honda, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Stanley W. Franklin, 74, of Honolulu, former vice president of First Hawaiian Bank, died Sept. 25 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marjorie, sons Stephen, Craig and Kimo, brother Gerald, and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Iolani School.

Barbara F. Fujishige, 83, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher for Niu Valley Intermediate School, died Sept. 12 in Straub Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Toshiko Fukuda. Private services.

Tsugio Fujishige, 78, of Hauula, a retired chief procurement officer for the U.S. Army, died Saturday in Castle Hospital. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Barbara, sons Leroy and Bruce, brother Akira, sisters Fumie Takeshita and Misako Yamashita, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

James C. Goeas, 75, of Mililani, a retired estimator for American Movers, died Friday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons James C. Jr., Gary G. and Leslie J.; brother John Simon; sister Nolle Dawson; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Helen Vierra Gonsalves, 66, of Hilo, a retired nurse's aide for Life Care Center, will be remembered in services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. She is survived by 36 grandchildren. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Herbert T. "Teru" Hamada, 60, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a golf course maintenance man, died Friday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by parents Katsuyoshi and Toshiko, brothers Richard N. and Calvin Y., and sister Janice Y. Hayden. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Naalehu Hongwanji. Casual attire. No flowers.

A. Louise Hinkley, 84, died Aug. 21 in Honolulu. She was born in Petoskey, Mich. She is survived by nieces Sue Deuchler and Nancy Amstutz-Porter. Services held.

Shiro Hirayama, 68, of Union City, Calif., died Sept. 14. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Cecilia,sons Mark and Patrick, daughters Deborah and Katherine, brothers Kozo, Masa and Richard Kiko, sisters Sadako Yamashita, Eiko Nii, Hisae Ibara and Naomi Shiigi, and two grandchildren. Services held. Inurnment at a later date in Hawaii.

Pui Lan Wong Ho, 89, of Honolulu died last Thursday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Pui Lum, Pui Ming and Robert; daughters Helen Fong, Kit Hing Chang and Lai Hing and Karen Lee; brother Wong Tin, 23 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson. Buddhist services: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Eva L. Kaholoa'a, 53, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Fred; sons Keoni and Keoki; brothers Kennith, Manuel, Christopher and Michael Subica; and sisters Pat Roop, Dorothy Cruz and Sylvia M. Allianic. Services: noon Saturday at the Kaholoa'a family residence, 17809 on Highway 11 just before the 12-mile marker on the makai side of the road. Call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 968-6475 for information. Casual attire. No flowers.

Willie "Pila" Kahumoku Jr., 91, of South Kona, Hawaii, a retired electrician with Hawaiian Electric, died Sept. 27 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in South Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helen T.; daughters Kuulei Pili and Sharon P. Dietrich; brother Moses M.; stepsons Melvin, Howard, Phillip, Douglas, Harold and Gilbert Fujihara; stepdaughters Gladys Cornelio, Winifred Serion, Lorraine Motoyama, Lillian Mori, Arelene Reilly and Barbara Jean Shiraishi; 40 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keei Ward. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 7 a.m. Burial: Kalahiki Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ruby N. "Jamie" Kawai, 72, of Fredonia, N.Y., formerly of Honolulu, died Friday at home. She is survived by brother John F. Jamieson. Services held.

Oi Ying Kwok Louie, 89, of Honolulu, died Saturday in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in China. She is survived by son Chee King, daughter Miu Lin Lee, brother Kai Yung Koc, nine grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Traditional Chinese services: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Evelyn S.A. Luka, 20, of Honolulu will be remembered in services 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers. She died Saturday in Queen's Hospital after she was found beaten and unconscious Sept. 6 on the Ka Uka Boulevard on-ramp to the H-2 freeway. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kevin, parents Arthur and Soon Ok, mother Vatcharee Tokatacha, grandmother Mildred Morimoto, and brothers James and Jonathan Morimoto.

Candida I. McNamara, 81, of Honolulu, a former restaurant owner, died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband Robert, son Gary Gansburg, daughter Sandra Morris, stepsons Robert and William, 14 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Honolulu Elks Lodge. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Robert E. Meyer, 78, of Kahului, an ammunition tester at Rock Island Arsenal, died Oct. 1 in Kahului Hale Makua. He was born in Dubuque, Iowa. He is survived by wife Mary, daughter Rosalie Yoshida, brother Louis, sister Marie Wolbers, and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

Florence C. Narusaki, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired floral nursery owner, died Sept. 29 in Castle Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Shigeru, son Rodney, daughter Sharon Harada, brothers Ralph Narusaki and Tadashi Kashiwabara, sister Alice Kanno, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Misao Nishiyama, 93, of Lanai City, died Sunday at home. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. She is survived by sons Donald, Irving and Danny; daughters Hanayo Fernandez, Eileen Ho, Clara Yamada, Helen Takashita and Dorothy Takakura; sister Jean Higashi; 28 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park.

Sylvia Pestana, 97, of Kaneohe, died Saturday in Kaneohe. She was born in Kaupakalua, Maui. She is survived by children Michael, Raleigh, Thomas, Katherine and Edwin Pestana and Therese Otenbriet; brothers Joseph and Sebastian DeCosta; sisters Mary Duarte and Alice Cardoza; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Fusaye K. Sakai, 85, of Honolulu, died Sept. 29. She was born in Paumalu. She is survived by son Norman, brother Masato Kawauchi, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

May H. Sakamoto, 69, of Hilo, died Sept. 28 at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Jack, sons Rian and Michael, daughter Joan, and brother George Yoshimura. Private services.

Tadanobu Sakoda, 73, of Hilo, a retired truck driver for the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co., died Monday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Onomea, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Larry and Russell, daughter Sharon Sasahara, brothers Akira and Hitoshi, sisters Tomoe "Betty" Nishimura and Hatsumi Kondo, and four grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire.

Andrew E. Salomon, 92, of Wailuku, a retired supervisor for Maui Pine, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He also worked at Nancy and James Shishido Farm, Otani Farm and Urodomo Farm. He was born in Sinait Locus Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lucy; children Ruby Morales, Bobbie Jean Rapoza, Raymond Rivera and Beverly, Linda, Randy and Anthony Salomon; hanai daughter Sue Dorton; sister Divina; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at St. Ann's Church. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Earlyne Santillo, 67, of Waimanalo, also known as "Kuuleihaliilehua Kamanu," a retired pantry worker, died Saturday in Kailua. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by husband Domingo R.; sons Dudley and Richard; daughter Richarlyne; hanai son Dereck Tamura; hanai daughters Rita Nasario and Noralei Stant; brothers Eugene and Harvey Kamanu; and sisters Jane Kamanu, Lurline Badeaux, Patricia Kaleohano and Momilani Kamanu. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Vickie K. Shimoda, 72, of Honolulu, will be remembered in services 6:30 tonight at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Sakae Takaaze, 84, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired maintenance mechanic for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., died Friday at home. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Jay, Reed and Miles; daughters Jean Myers and Bertha Hyry-Morgan; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Family Christian Center, 168 Holomua St. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ernest Y. Takitani, 83, of Wailuku, a retired operations manager for Star Ice & Soda Works, died Monday in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Harriet T.; sons Ernest "Ernie" Jr., Alan, Christopher and Anthony "Tony"; daughters Patricia "Patty" Baldovi, Jean Marie Kahahane-LeFave, Rosie Akina-Cooke, Theresa "Terri" Marciel and Donna Mae Takitani-Wilhelm; brothers Hideo and Henry "Hank"; 21 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Private services. Casual attire. No flowers.

Henry A. "Sonny" Torres, 82, of Honolulu, a retired equipment specialist at West Pac, Pearl Harbor, died last Thursday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by daughter Henriette "Kehau" Miyamoto; sons Patrick, Henry and Harvey; brothers Manuel, Joseph, Stephen and Alex; sisters Agnes Williams, Mary Dancoe; Venus White and Angie Justice; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Mary Perez Urpanil, 76, of Lanai City, is survived by son Tommy Jr. Incorrect information for an obituary published Tuesday provided by the mortuary.

David Vierra, 58, of Wahiawa, died Saturday. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by brothers Herbert, "Dukie" and Allen Vierra and Bobby Brown, and sisters Rosalie Baybayan and Virginia Bascon. Private services.

Edith G. Webster, 97, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died Sept. 8 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Canada. She is survived by daughter Coletha Yen and Marita Jones, brother Gerald Smith, five grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Services in California.

Willard W. "Bill" Williams, 96, of Kailua, a retired quarterman for Lualuale, died Monday at home. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio. He is survived by wife Florence I., sons John W. and Joseph, stepsons Theodore and Steven Csigi, stepdaughters Emiko Chang and Eiko Freitas, 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Cheng Yue Wong, 87, of Honolulu, died Saturday in Leahi Hospital. She is survived by son Michael K.Y.; daughters Fuk King Wong Lam and Fook Woon Agnes, Christopher C.C. and Theresa C.L. Wong; sister Chuck Ching; and four grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian 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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