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Obituaries

Wednesday, October 13, 1999


Wallace S. Abe, 85, of Honolulu, a retired foreman for Terminex International, died Oct. 4 in Castle Hospital. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Private services.

Maria P. Baldovi, 75, of Ewa Beach, died Sept. 18 in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Gregorio, Simeon, Albino, Alejandro and Adolfo; daughters Anita Ranada and Natividad Rigos Jr.; sister Rufina Pagatpatan, 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Adele Y. Bautista, 63, of Halaula, Hawaii, a retired waitress for the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, died Oct. 5 in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was also a proprietress of Bautista Care Home. She was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Victoriano; sons Ben, Jose, Moses and Angelito; daughter Rose Bautista-Bader; brother Carlito Yadao; sisters Rosita Dayoan, Corazon Honma and Virginia Shorey; mother Sophia Yadao; and 15 grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. All-night visitation and vigil to follow. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

George L. Ching, 72, of Honolulu died Sept. 2 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys; sons Keith, Wesley, Randall and Dwayne; brother Harry; sisters Mabel Wortley, Thelma Parker and Harriett Ching; and grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Honolulu Country Club.

Presentacion R. Dureg, 50, of Honolulu, an employee at Kaimana Beach Hotel & Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel, died Sept. 20 in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Rodrigo M.; sons Rodel and Rodrigo Jr.; daughters Erlyne Asuncion and Suerte Dureg; brothers Alfredo, Federico, Ricardo and Alejandro Ramos; sisters Maria Suguitan and Irene Romena; and four grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka 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.

Sencio T. "Larry" Eslit, 68, of Wahiawa, died Friday. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Sylvia; sons Keith and Kenneth; daughters Joyce Bustamante, Teri Perreira, Tania Madrona, Jennie Kiyota, Karen Cullum and Jerilyn Miura; brother Aurelio; sisters Emily Valero, Margie Kaai and Juanita and Clara Eslit; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call after 6:30 p.m.

Ronnie G. Fernandez, 73, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter for the state, died Sept. 21 in Hale Mohalu Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Sebastiana F., son Ronnie Jr., brother Federico, and a granddaughter. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Nancy V. Galvin, 93, of Newark, Calif., a nurse's aide at Hayward Convalescent Hospital, died Saturday. She was born in Hawi, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Louise, Frank, Allen "Archie," Herman, Alex and Victor Vincent; daughters Betty Stephan and Bernadette Vincent; brothers Hank and Danny Rodrigues; sisters Rosie Impblizzena and Theresa and Adeline Salsedo; 28 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Matthew C.H. Hong, 82, of Honolulu died Saturday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Del Mar, Calif. He is survived by wife Katherine; children Bruce, Robert and Stewart Hong and Susan Yanagihara; and two grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Kathleen A. "Bones" Inanod, 52, of Hanalei, Kauai, a dental hygienist with Drs. Taba and Hamamoto in Lihue, died Friday in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by brothers Stevens, Val, Julio and Wayne "Winky;" sisters Leonora Kelekoma, Dolores "Dolly" Watanabe and Nani Harada; and hanai family the Yokotakes. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. William's Catholic Church. Call from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Burial: Hanalei Community Cemetery.

Josephine P. Javier, 95, of Naalehu, Hawaii, died Sunday in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons John and Henry, daughters Mildred Andrade and Florence Gorospe, 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Pahala Catholic Church. Casual attire.

Ronian P. Kelekolio, 39, of Hilo, who was employed at Better Brands Ltd. in Kailua-Kona, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Joyce B.; brothers Louis Jr., David, Stanley and Jonah, and sisters Dawnaree Arnold and Mona-Lee Fong. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Luana P.V.H. Kiwaha, 50, of Kona, Hawaii, an assistant executive housekeeping manager at the Kona Village Resort, died Oct. 3 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Herbert Jr.; sons John and Herbert III; daughters Lesley and Courtney; father Lawrence Hose; stepfather Edwin Lelepali; brothers Lawrence Hose Jr. and Keoki Brown; sisters Linda Nakapalau, Jean Pua and Haunani Rodrigues; and three grandchildren. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church Hall. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

Emiliano G. Lubag, 65, of Mililani died Friday. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Lillian Jeskey-Lubag, son Scott, daughters Elizabeth Oddleifson and Alyssa Sarria, brother Honesto, and sister Norma. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Cornerstone Fellowship, 95-1080 Ukuwai St. Casual attire. No flowers.

Katherine S. Matsumoto, 75, of Waialua, died Oct. 1 in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Alan A., sister Jean H. Yoshizumi, and a grandson. Private services.

Stanley Y. Matsumoto, 65, of Pearl City, a retired X-ray technician for Kuakini Hospital, died Friday in El Paso, Texas. He was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Chun Suk; sons Lloyd K., Alan T. and Roy H.; daughter Gail K. Stoecker; brothers Ralph and James; sister Bernice Kaalii, and a grandson. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Soto Mission of Hawaii. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Betty K. Michitani, 68, of Kailua, a retired postal worker, died Sept. 30 in Castle Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Kenneth T. and sister Irene Shibuya. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Sylvia N. Miller-Gascon, 43, of Honolulu, a legal secretary for Sierra Club Legal Reference, died Oct. 3 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Francisco U., son Frankie R. Jr., daughter Maile A., mother Estelle T. Miller, and sisters Katherine M. Schell, Beryl K. Hayashi and Roberta E. Wong. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Laura H. Miyahira, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Roosevelt Cafe manager, died Oct. 3 in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Edward and Roy, daughters Jean Taki and Kay Kitayama, brothers Toshiichi "Larry" and Noboru Shiroma, sisters Hilda Nakasone and Jane Miyashiro, 12 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Manoa Valley Church. Call after 4 p.m.

Severina M. "Maggie" Mizumoto, 71, of Waipahu, who retired from Waimano Training Hospital, died Monday in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Jesse and Ernest Magdaloyo; daughters Elsie Leghart, Nellie Magdaloyo and Cathy Craanen; brothers and sisters in the Philippines; and seven grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Philomena "Kay" Moniz, 77, of Waianae died Sept. 26 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Balbina "Sista" Mahiai; sons Steven, Abel, Robert, Sammy and Wilfred; 28 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts, Waianae. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Ruby S. Murasaki, 65, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired housekeeper and groundskeeper at the Kona Community Hospital, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital. She was also a coffee farmer. She was born in Kumamoto, Japan. She is survived by husband John S.; sons David and Fumi; daughter June Sakata; brothers Tadaki, Shizuo and Suemitsu Satonaga; sisters Hatsumi Ishiyama, Tsumiko Fujii, Miyoko Miyata and Sadako Akahoshi; and four grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Kona Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lydia K. Ontai, 78, of Honolulu, a retired floral designer, died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Carl Jr.; sons Bernard, Leimanu and Leslie Tom and Lincoln, Lilbert, Carl III and Pauahi Ontai; daughters Jasmine Wong Karnella and Carleen Ontai; brothers William and Charles Yomes and Ron Kaipo; sisters Eloise Akana Bruns, Ann Nathaniel, Ellen Kealohapauole, Mary Ann Striffler, Yolande Princeler and Wenonah Dias; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Paulina L. Pagba, 79, of Honolulu, died Sept. 22 in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Higino; sons John, Miguel and Henry; daughters Nicetas La Fountain, Cecilia Cayabyab and Elizabeth Guillermo; brother Leovigildo Lagance; sister Marina Ganir; and 14 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

John Pakele, 74, of Hilo, a retired facility tester for Hawaiian Telephone Co., died Thursday at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Beatrice C.; stepson Edward Chow; son Harold; daughters Charlene Bonoan, Johnnette Higuchi and Janice Leite; brothers Richard and George; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Maura M. Pammit, 68, of Pearl City, died Oct. 4 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Cagayan, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Arcadio; sons Rolando, Romeo and Condrado; daughters Melinda Passion, Rosalina Ringor and Margie L. Pammit; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in the Philippines.

Dennis R. Sadang, 27, of Aiea, died Sept. 21 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by parents Restituto and Julita, brother Jun Rey, and sister Catherine Magbaleta. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. No flowers.

Doris Y.A. Sakamoto, 87, of Honolulu, a retired packer for Del Monte Corp., died Saturday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harold, Carl and Nathan; daughters Rachel Tao, Gladys Barrett and Daisy Yamada; and 11 grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dennis H. Takasaki, 78, of Honolulu, a retired state manager for American Family Life Assurance Corp., died Oct. 5 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janice; sons Russell and Alan; daughter Sandra Gonhata; brothers Yukio Watari and Maurice, Richard, Kiyoshi and George Takasaki; sisters Laurel Kaneda and Roberta Uesugi; and four grandchildren. Private services.

William A. Tam, 95, of Aiea, retired founder of Tam's Kalua Services, died Oct. 3 at home. He was born in Omopaio, Maui. He is survived by wife Irene, sons Wilfred and Alvin, brothers Jonah Tam and Glen Valencia, sisters Bessie Like and Martha Mau, and five grandchildren. Services held.

Elsie M. Vieira, 69, of Hilo, died Sunday at home. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Al, Glenn and Kenneth; daughters Jennifer Fujimoto and Annette Brennsinger, and nine grandchildren. Eucharistic services: 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Call from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Cynthia C.M. Wong, 71, of Honolulu, owner of Lung Fung Restaurant, died last Wednesday. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by husband Fong Ling; sons Nelson and Randall; daughters Helen Chan, Marlene Wong, Nora Shriner and Laurie Wong; brothers Joe and Gilbert Go; sisters Dorothy Lyu, Lily Takamura, Verna Wong and Pearl Ho;and nine grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Joyce K.Y. Wong, 71, of Wahiawa, a retired office manager from the federal government, died Friday in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Herbert, son Wesley, daughters Susan and Cathy, brother Tony Yagi, sister Kay "Kikue" Mackinson, and two granddaughters. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Baptist Academy, Elementary Campus Chapel, 21 Bates St. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Toshikuni Yoshikawa, 96, of Kahului, Maui, a retired machine operator for Pioneer Mill, died Saturday in Hale Makua. He was also a former employee of Farden Dairy. He was born in Lahaina, Maui. He is survived by sons Clinton Yoshikawa and Harry Brown, hanai sons Christopher Kekipi and Moses Aola, hanai daughters Ruth Aki and Mary Aola, sister Dora Uyeda, 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Ka Home Maha Mau Cemetery. Casual attire.

Josef M. Zangler, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Marine electrician, died Oct. 4 in Honolulu. He was born in Germany. Private services.



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