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Tuesday, October 19, 1999


Judicial selection panel chairman
Wayne Matsuo dies

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Alberto H. Agpalasin, 90, of Honolulu, died Oct. 3 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Catalina and daughter Evelyn. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Church in Kalihi. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Ethel J. Brown, 67, of Kailua, died Wednesday in Castle Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Denise Duyag and Linda Abe, sisters Vivian Parsons and Lee "Bertha" Simmons, companion Howard Neves, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Mass at 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Lawrence "Captain" Carvalho, 92, of Kapaau, Hawaii, head custodian for Kohala High and Elementary School, died Friday in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Lawrence Jr., Andrew and Samuel; daughter Lorraine Glory; brothers Tony, Ernest and Alfonso Carvalho and Christino Cravalho; sisters Betsy Perreira, Louisa Santiago, Rina Winslow, Annie Travens and Eutasia Carvalho; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Halawa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Benjamin L.F. Ching, 95, of Honolulu, a retired electrician at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Oct. 8 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by brothers Yun Fong and En Loy, and sisters Ella Chung and Hazel Soong. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Henry C.H. Dang, 87, of Honolulu, owner of Dang's Auto Repair, died Oct. 8 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Pauletta Dang-Ewan and two grandsons. Traditional Chinese services: 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Healthcare Foundation.

Hilda V. DeLima, 86, of Hilo, a retired kitchen helper for the former Hilo Hospital, died Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ronald J.; daughter Dolores T. Oskins; brothers John "Johnny" and Daniel Vasconcellos; sisters Augusta "Gussie" Morgado, Constance "Connie" Garcia and Matilda "Tillie" Howrey; hanai sons Vernon Medeiros, Robin, Arnold and Rodney DeLima and Michael, Mark and Melvin Oskins; hanai daughters Johnalyn Hanohano, Renee DeLima and Alicia Kekela; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Call from 9 a.m. to noon. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

David K. Eli Jr., also known as "Son" or "Monkey," 61, of Waianae, a retired heavy equipment operator for Royal Construction, died Oct. 9 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Albertina L. Iopa-Eli; son Thomas SuckRow; daughters Dahlia Asuega, Genevieve Pickering and Daryle-Jean Woodard; stepchildren Tina, Joseph and Kuuipo Iopa and Denny Kaeo; brothers Sonny Kalolo and Harvey, John and Walter Eli; sisters Daisy Eli, Leonetta Viloria and Lolita McCandless; hanai brother Francis Kahele; hanai sisters Naomi Kelsom and Bernie Holbron; and 15 grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Robert P. "Bobby" Featheran, 60, of Waipahu, a retired maintenance supervisor from the federal building, died Sunday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife La Verne "Peaches," sons Robert "Bobby" Jr. and Roy, brothers Edward "Eddie" and Paul, sister Pamela "Pam," and seven grandchildren. Services: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Charles K. Fernandez, also known as "PeeWee," 57, of Pearl City, a dispatcher at Hickam Air Force Base, died Wednesday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Valerie, mother Orelia, brother Carlton, and sister Healani O'Day. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

James S. Hayashi, 76, of Wahiawa, is also survived by mother Shizue. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday provided by the mortuary.

Hatsuyo Higuchi, 90, of Hilo, died Monday at home. She was born in Kaiwiki, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Tsutomu "Gus" and Tadashi, daughter Edith Yamashita, brother Sakae Shigeta, sisters Masako Shigeta and Yukie Okamura, and nine grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shelby R. Johns, 87, of Kihei, a retired proprietor, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Thermal, Calif. He is survived by sons Robert T. and William R. Call from 11 a.m. to noon tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Aloha attire.

Rufus E.K. Kuilipule, 60, of Hilo, a retired conservation enforcement officer for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, died Friday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Peter, and sisters Adele Bagay, Evelyn Perreira and Emelia Horie. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Fellowship Gathering Place, 840 Kupulau Road. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

Dr. Samuel S.O. Lee, of Honolulu died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Kang Hwa, Korea. He is survived by wife Jacquelene; sister Cecilia Na; brothers Solomon, Paul and Michael; daughters Margarette Andrews and Christina Lee; sons John, Abraham and Phillip; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 tonight at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 45 N. Judd St. No flowers. Scattering of ashes tomorrow morning.

Jose "Joe" Lucero, 69, of Pearl City, died Oct. 10 in Pearl City. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Leona; sons Dado, Jared and Jerome; daughters Raenell Lucero and Lori Taylor; sisters Caroline Tacotaco, Rose Oasay and Carmelita Hipshire; half-sister Josefina Salvador; half-brothers Rogelio, Teodorica, Artemio, Alfredo and Anthony Acpal; and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Joseph J. Magallanes, 77, of Honolulu, who retired from Tripler Hospital, died Oct. 2 in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Felicidad, daughter Merna Viernes and sister Euloquia Butac. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Charles T. Matsushima, 82, of Honolulu, a retired auto mechanic for Aloha Motors, died Saturday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Doris; son Melvin; daughters Ellen Totori, Donna Hashimoto and Myra Sakurai; brother Sam, five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ernest R. Mendes, 74, of Kahakuloa, Maui, founder of EX Ranch, died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. He also worked with his family at Maui Bakery in Wailuku and was a cowboy for Waihee Dairy. He was born in San Leandro, Calif. He is survived by wife Jane G.; sons Ernest Jr., Jimmy, Curley, Alan and Melvin; daughters Irene Rodriques and Catherine Cordeiro; 25 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Saturday at St. Ann's Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: church cemetery.

Stanley M. Morishige, 49, of Aiea, an attorney, died Saturday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sandra M., sons Scott S. and Stuart T., mother Helen T. "Teruko," brother Brian K., and sister Susan E. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shigeto Ota, 80, of Hilo, a retired equipment operator for the state Department of Transportation, Airports Division, died yesterday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Russell S. and Gerald K., daughter Maureen S. Ota-McClure, sisters Hazel Minami and Chieko Masuo, and five grandchildren. Services over ashes: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nicolas A. Quezada, 50, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a computer analyst with Wilcox Hospital, died Sunday in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Colorado. He is survived by wife Lauren A., son Craig, mother Esther Velasquez and father Tony. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary. Casual attire.

Diana L. Ray, 48, of Honolulu, a music instructor, died Oct. 7 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Indianapolis, Ind. She is survived by husband John. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at University Avenue Baptist Church.

Juan R. "Johnny" Rebudal, 79, of Honolulu died Friday at home. He was born in San Vicente, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Benilda; sons Johnny Jr., James, Jonny and Jeffrey; brother Jorge; and three grandchildren. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Teruo Sasaki, 78, of Honolulu, died Oct. 10 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by daughter Joy Faufata; brothers Shige, Masa "Mac" and William "Billy;" and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Henry Simmons Jr., 62, of Hauula, a retired supervising inspector from Hawaiian Electric Co., died last Tuesday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in O'okala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janet, daughter Nina Higuchi, brother Abraham, and a granddaughter. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula Ward, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Casual attire.

Anna L. Stephenson-Eleakala, 86, a state youths corrections officer, died Thursday in Las Vegas. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. She is survived by sons Joseph, James, Kalani and Iva Kinimaka; daughter Maile Kinimaka; sister Comet Cummings; 23 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private inurnment.

Tsuruo "Tsuru" Sumida, 82, of Kau, Hawaii, a retired supervisor at the former Ka'u Sugar Co., died Sunday in Ka'u Hospital. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Roy, Dwight and Cyrus; brothers Yoshiyuki and Clifford; sisters Itsue Hiraoka, Sueko Kaneshiro and Jean Kawachi; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Pahala Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Benigno Tapucol, 91, of Koloa, Kauai, a truck driver for Grove Farm Co., died Oct. 5 at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Margarita T. "Maggie," sons Benymar and Melvin, sister Guillerma Tabaldo,, and two granddaughters. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael's Church in Koloa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Toshiwo Yamada, 83, of Honolulu, died Oct. 6 at home. He was born in Waipunalei, Hawaii. He is survived by son Thomas; daughter Grace Duarte; brothers Tatsuo, Kerry and Yoshitaro; sister Chiyono Koyabashi, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
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The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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