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Thursday, November 18, 1999


Barney Menor,
ex-legislator,
dies at 68

By Harold Morse
Star-Bulletin

Tapa

Barney B. Menor, former state legislator and Hawaii County executive, died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. He was 68.

A native of Pahoa on the Big Island where he grew up, he graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1953, later serving in the Army from 1953 to 1955 as a training officer at Fort Ord, Calif. He was first elected to the state House from the Pauoa-Punchbowl district in 1964, serving in the House through 1970 and as vice speaker in his last term.

He also was elected a delegate to the 1968 state constitutional convention. In 1976 he was appointed by Hawaii County Mayor Herbert Matayoshi to be his deputy managing director. Additionally, he served as managing director under Mayor Megumi Kon, who was elevated from managing director to Big Island mayor for a few months in 1984 when then-Mayor Matayoshi resigned to run for the state Senate.

Menor was a member of the Chaminade University Board of Regents and served two terms as president of the Honolulu Filipino Chamber of Commerce. A real estate broker since 1959, he was retained by Puna Geothermal Venture on the Big Island as land manager and land consultant.

The younger brother of Benjamin Menor, the late state associate Supreme Court justice and former state senator, Barney Menor also has a nephew in the Legislature, state Rep. Ron Menor.

Barney Menor is survived by sons Robert and Jonathan; daughters Angela Chock, Elsa McGehee and Sherry and Carla Gurewitz; sisters Linda Popejoy and Ella Menor; brothers Bergilio, Sel and Eddie; and two grandchildren. A Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at 2124 Pauoa Road. Call after 10 a.m. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. The family requests aloha attire.


Robert N. "Bobby" Bennett, 28, of Wailuku, a phlebotomy instructor, died Friday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Wheatridge, Colo. He is survived by mother Deborah Pike; father Larry Bennett; and sister Stephanie. Private services. Donations suggested to the Denver Dumb Friends League, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, Colo. 80231.

Gilbert W. Boyan, 83, of Honolulu, a retired worker for the federal government, died Oct. 26 in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Brooklyn. He is survived by sister Mildred and companion Maxine. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Waikiki Elks Club. Casual attire.

Leodegario "Leo" Dangaran, 70, of Waialua, a retired naval ship electronic technician, died Nov. 6 in Guam. He is survived by companion Candi; stepdaughter Loren Ma; brothers Ricardo, Felipe, Conrado and Peter; and sisters Florence Fisher and Jeanne Dangaran. Memorial services held.

Harold G. DeMello, 83, of Honolulu died Sunday at home. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Hilda; sons Harold Jr. and Howard; daughters Linda DeMello and Marlene Faria; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Louis Education Foundation, 3142 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii 96816.

Quesera P.M. "Kacey" Dofa, 29, of Lihue, a bus driver for Polynesian Tours, died Monday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Savannah; son Cherokee; mother and stepfather Theresa and Todd Kozawa; father Donald Pali; brother Keith Koga; companion Malia Defries; and grandparents Antonio and Madeline Pascua. Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bianca N. Gaspar, 42, of Waimanalo died Monday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Don; sons Jamison Woolsey, and Dustin and Trensom Gaspar; daughters Daesha, Tina and Hoku; parents Robert "Bobby" and Napua Woolsey; grandparents William and Ann Kamahaku; brother Bob Woolsey Jr.; sisters Kalae Leaver, Germaine Mook, Anna Bitanga, Babes Nobrega, and Lovena, Nani and Ani Woolsey; and 10 grandchildren. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Ashes to be scattered at sea. Casual attire. Loose flowers only.

Paul K. Hamano, 44, of Honolulu died Nov. 11 at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by mother Mitzi H.; brothers Gregory Y. and David M.; and sister Cathy A. Memorial service: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Moanalua Missionary Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edward G. Hasenjager Jr., 77, of Aurora, Colo., retired from the military, died Sept. 26 in Aurora. He was born in Chicopee Falls, Mass. He is survived by wife Marjorie McNeil-Humphries; daughters Susan D. Hasenjager, Barbara A. Genda and Janet Hasenjager-Leopardi; sons Jeffrey Porterfield and Eric England; and 10 grandchildren. Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire.

Yoshio "Calvin" Hayama, 86, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired carpenter, died Friday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honaunau. He is survived by wife Ritsue; son Roy E.; daughters Dora Y. Sakamoto, June K. Gokan, Helen S. Park and Lorraine S. Uchimura; brothers Dr. Takumi, Wallace S. and Casey M.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kona Hongwanji Mission. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lawrence K. "Larry" Higa, 46, of Aiea, a former employee of Waltlen and Son, died Nov. 11 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Dorothy M.; and brothers Alvin G., Dennis T., Lincoln T. and Carlton I. Memorial service: 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kenneth I. Hino, 68, of Kailua, a retired systems analyst for CINCPAC, died Nov. 8 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elizabeth K.; daughter Katherine R. Hino Uyehara; brothers Stanley and Donald; sisters Violet Takahashi and Mary Ann Berry; and two grandchildren. Private services held.

Barney T. Jitchaku, 76, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaii Brewery bottle operator and Moanalua High School maintenance man, died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dorothy; son Calvin; daughter Marjorie; brothers Charles T. and Chuck C.; sisters Kiyoko Miyashiro, Dorothy Katsunuma and Janet Arakawa; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Service over ashes: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Anita Johnson, 60, of Honolulu, a legal secretary, died Sunday in Honolulu. She was born in San Francisco. There are no survivors. Private services held.

Sarah L.K. "Aunty Sally" Kama-lani, 88, of Honolulu died Saturday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter CarolJean Dunaway; son Daniel "Butchie"; 25 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Service: Noon Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

Seichi "Dyke" Kaneshiro, 76, of Honolulu, a retired painter, died Nov. 7 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by mother Haruko; brothers Seie Oshiro, and Mitsuo and Seiki Kaneshiro; and sisters Akiko Luke, Miyoko Oato and Violet T. Shiira. Private services held.

Yong Sil Kim, 68, of Kahaluu died Saturday in Santa Ana, Calif. She was born in Korea. She is survived by daughter Patsy Kim-Takemura. Service: 11 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Burial: Noon Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

Peter M. Kuroda, 58, of Aiea died Saturday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by parents Hanami and Mineso; sister Eleanor K. Paek; children Roxanne Yanke, and Duane and Melody Kuroda; companion Sally Minami; and a granddaughter. Memorial service: 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stephanie M. Lacey, 52, of Olympia, Wash., a registered nurse, died Aug. 9 in Tacoma, Wash. She was born in San Diego. She is survived by mother Anne Osenburg; son Thomas; daughter Susan Lacey-Velasquez; and a grandson. Services held. Regards may be sent to 6915 Woodlands Way, Arlington, Wash. 98223.

Leon L. Lau, 75, of Honolulu, a retired teacher who taught at Hawaii Pacific College, Mun Lun Chinese School and Campbell High School, died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in Macau. He is survived by wife Edna; daughters Renee A. Gibbons and Yvette Lam; sons Gordon and Geoffrey; brothers Dr. Stephen Leung-Ku, Leung Sum, Leung Bun and Leung-Chung; and four grandchildren. Memorial service over his ashes: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Kalihi Union Church, multipurpose chapel. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Lingnan Building Fund or Kalihi Union Church.

Herbert H. Maciolek, 71, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army command sergeant major, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Milwaukee. He is survived by wife Kazuko; son Michael; daughter Hope; brothers John, Frank, Ernest, Geoffrey, Alexander and Harold; and a grandson. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery and Chapel. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m., National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Kaoru Masusako, 82, of Makawao, Maui, a retired dietician for Kula Hospital and 27-year supervisor for Libby McNeil Pineapple Co., died Friday in Kula Hospital. He was born in Pukalani, Maui. He is survived by wife Suma; sons Richard and Ronald; daughters Susan Nikaido and Noreene Aoyagi; sisters Kimiko Ichikawa, Edith Watanabe and Bertha Yamashita; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Service: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire.

Matthew K. Matsumoto, infant son of Clay and Ruth, died Tuesday. He is also survived by grandparents Jean Matsumoto and Howard and Alice Ishihara. Memorial service: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Congregational Church. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

William C. McGraw Jr., 77, of Kaneohe, a retired U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot who was a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars, died Friday in Kaneohe. He was born in Oklahoma. He is survived by son William C. III; daughter Laura "Marty" Hutchinson; and five grandchildren. Memorial service: 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Kailua.

William K. Mitchell, 70, of Lihue died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Caroline "Dukie" Asing; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial service: 9 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mass to follow at 11 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Aloha attire.

Masato K. Miyakado, 69, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired warehouse clerk for McBryde Sugar Co. and a U.S. Army veteran, died Nov. 9 in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by brothers Noboru and Michael; and sisters Yasuko Shigematsu and Doris Fujimoto. Private services held.

Kimiko Mizuta, 90, of Honolulu, a retired dressmaker, died Nov. 11 in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by son Richard F.; daughters Ayame Matsumoto, Mae T. Nishimoto and Kimiyo Jones; sisters Yoshiko Kawamura and Mabel Reid; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masaichi Nakai, 92, of Honolulu, retired owner of Nakai Auto Service, died Nov. 10 in the Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Thomas M.; daughters Ann E. Lam and Elaine Yamada; sister Ruth Nakagawa; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services held.

Joseph A. "Baring" Oasay, 88, of Kaunakakai died Nov. 10 at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Erlinda P.; daughter Divina Poaipuni; sister Maria Tugas; and two grandchildren. Service: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Sophia Catholic Church. Call 6-8 p.m. tomorrow and after 8 a.m. Saturday. Burial: Kapaakea Cemetery.

Jeremy K. Serrano, 23, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, a self-employed landscaper, died Nov. 9 in the North Hawaii Community Hospital after the vehicle he was driving crossed the center line and hit an ice cream delivery truck. He was born in Sacramento, Calif. He is survived by wife Tanya M.; son Sterling L.P. Serrano-Pollock; father Matthew K.; mother Pamela G. Balles; brothers Matthew K. Jr., Clifton K., Nathaniel K. and Noah K.; sister Rachel K. Balles; and grandmother Rita A. Berrios. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Chapel, 75-5722 Hanama Place, off Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yoichi "Yama" Takahashi, 73, of Honolulu, a retired auto mechanic, died Nov. 10 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; son Cornelius Zablan; daughters Cornelia Suyat, Sharon Lui, Florence Suyat, Donna Gomes and Duan Ayala; brothers James, Charles and Dennis; sisters Ruth Asuka, Ethel Suetani, Florence Shinno, Clara Tanigawa and Linda Schneider; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Service: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Namie Takaki, 81, of Aiea, a retired self-employed dog groomer, died Monday in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son David; daughter Georganne Akamine; and a grandson. Service: Noon Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Patrick "Paka" Tomlinson, 42, of Kaneohe, a student, died Monday in Kailua. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by father Wilfred; brothers Tim and Mitchell; and hanai brother Elicio "Kimo" Ramos. Services pending.

Tomoyoshi "Tomo" Watanabe, 71, of Waipahu, a retiree from Ted Makalena Golf Course, died Nov. 11 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Shizue; sons Gary H. and Alan A.; brother Seiichi; and two grandchildren. Memorial service: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park, makai chapel. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Terrance W.H. Wong, 61, of Honolulu, a retired entrepreneur, died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Aileen F.; sons Terrance Jr. and Duane; daughter Lorrie-Ann Wong-Dey; sisters Joyce Gum, Velma Sasaki and Beverly Wong; brothers Calvin and Clinton; and a grandson. Service: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at United Church of Christ. Call after 8:30 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.

Margaret K. Yamashita, 83, of Kailua, a retired state family court collections specialist, died Friday in Hospice Hawaii-Kailua. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by husband Hideo; sons Dr. Samuel and David; sister Gertrude Sakamaki; and two grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard Y. Yee, 83, of Honolulu died Nov. 10 at home. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Yook May; sons Gary J.Y. and Glenn J.P.; daughters Marlene J.H. Yee-Kanetake, and Marsha J.Y., Michelle J.M., Kathleen and Kaylene Yee; brother Wah Gee; sister Wai Quon Yee Pong; and five grandchildren. Service: 12:10 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha 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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