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Obituaries

Thursday, December 9, 1999


Raphael A.C.N. Ai Jr., 71, of Honolulu, a retired supervisory technician with the Navy Defense Mapping Agency, died Nov. 25 in Queen's Hospital. He is survived by wife Beryl, son Steven and brother Ronald. Services: 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert J. "Bucky" Biondine, 73, of Kaneohe, a retired U.S. Personnel logistic supply officer, died Friday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Myra, son Robert Jr., daughters Lana Kini and Donnalei Gaison, sister Lorraine Montgomery, 12 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Hawaiian attire. No flowers.

Philip V. Cantere, 92, of Pearl City, a retired taxi driver, died Sunday in Pearl City. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Gertrude, daughters Cynthia Cantere and Barbara Figueroa, sons Philip and Vincent, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Services: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Mary K.W. Chaney, 77, of Honolulu, a retired equipment assembler with airlines catering, died Friday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Catherine K. Morrison, Mary L. Seamster, Alberta J. Clifton, Charlene F. Rich, Carol L. Naehu and Theresa A. and Helen M. Chaney; son Thomas S.; hanai son Alan Teramoto; sisters Charlotte Greenleaf, Nellie Cabanban and Rachel Kalima; brothers Robert Tachibana and John Kalau; 22 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 5 to 8 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Grace K.C. Chang, 84, of Honolulu died Friday in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Colin W.S., daughter Barbara Nagahama, brothers Edward and Francis Wong, sisters Elizabeth Davis and Lin Chun Wong, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. today at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

John Y. "Sonny" Gollero, 77, of Honolulu, a retired bus driver for Kamehameha Schools, died Monday in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Amy; sons Sonny, Joseph and Jonathan; daughters Gwendolyn Silva, Jacquelyn Hernandez and Jerilyn Weber; sister Angeline Duncan, 21 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Chapel, Kamehameha Schools. Call after 1:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alan R. Hefner, 49, of Paauilo Mauka, Hawaii, a taxi cab driver, died Nov. 28 in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Germany. He is survived by wife Diane K., sons Eli and Daniel G., brothers James and Edward, parents Roy and Thelmer, and a grandson. Outdoor services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Lisa Keiler's home. For details, call 776-1039. Casual attire. Flowers, food and music welcome.

Vina T. Ibana, 80, of Waianae, died Nov. 11 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Cagayan, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Alexander I. and Regino I. Tagalicod Jr.; daughter Gloria T. Parker; brother Constante; sisters Siminia Malapit, Angeles Taguicana and Bersabe Maruquin; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

James E. Jindra, 71, of Honolulu, a salesman, died Oct. 22 in Honolulu. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. He is survived by brother Thomas, sister Margaret Roth and hanai brother Ferdinand Micklautz. No services.

Shirley Ann Jones, 55, of Honolulu, a self-employed caretaker, died Nov. 16 in Honolulu. She was born in Pembroke, Canada. She is survived by sisters Ellen Loria and Barb Schaefer, and brother Robert Baxter. Services in Canada.

Helen H.I. Kalopodes, 77, of Kaneohe, died Saturday in Kaneohe. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. She is survived by sons Chris J. Jr. and Glenn R.; daughters Viola Rivera and Vera Oller; brothers John, Ricky, Merrill and Pali Ishiki; sisters Janet Uechi, Sarah Takushi, Joyce Kawakami and Lorraine Meis; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

Ned L. Karren, 76, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, died last Thursday in Molokai General Hospital. He was born in Lewiston, Utah. He is survived by sons Kenneth, Joseph and Ralph; daughter Angela Florendo; mother Ruth; sisters Maxine Christiansen and Joyce Rotan; brothers Lavere and Clead; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Jehovah's Witness Church in Kalamaula, Molokai. Burial: Molokai Veterans Cemetery.

Foon Lin Ng Leung, 96, of Honolulu, died Saturday in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Wing Kwan, Wing Chun, Wing Kon, Yong Jia, Wing Cheung and Wing Sing; daughter Carol Ching; 40 grandchildren; and 57 great-grandchildren. Traditional Chinese services: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Silvino D. Magarin, 102, died Sunday in Lanai City Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Petra Magarin and Aurea Carlos, 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Lanai Community Hall. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the hall. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Lanai Cemetery. Casual attire.

Prudencia V. Marzan, 90, of Papaaloa, Hawaii, died Monday in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by son David, daughters Lorraine Pabilona and Caroline Javar, eight grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Falemai Matamea, 51, of Honolulu, died Nov. 28 in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Western Samoa. She is survived by husband Enosa, sons Tapu and Enosa Jr., daughter Vaelua Faumui, brothers Faafoi Matamea and Mika Paulo, and three grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Central Samoan Assembly of God Church. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Thomas J. McCabe, 79, of Honolulu, a retired president and general manager of McCabe, Hamilton & Renny, died Monday. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife Sumie, brothers Edward and Robert, and sisters Catherine Dunn and Margaret O'Brien. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Monday at St. Pius X Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Matsu Nagata, 89, of Hilo, died Friday in Hilo Hospital. She is survived by son Arthur, daughters Charlotte Kawamoto and Lillian Kato, sister Takeko Komoto, nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Yang Yo Pak, 86, of Honolulu, died Tuesday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Seoul, South Korea. She is survived by son Song Wook Cho; daughters Song Hui Cho, Song InKim, Claire Tutko and Song Sun Turk, and two grandchildren. Mass: 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Pious X Church, 2821 Lowrey Ave. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Moses Pila Jr., 66, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a Kona Surf maintenanceman, died Friday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara; sons Justin, Saxon, Raymond, Ty, Zane and Daren; daughters Shea Pila and Rhonda Yonamine; sister Marie Brede Tomomitsu; and 13 grandchildren. Private services.

Visitacion T. Romero, 86, of Haliimaile, Maui, who retired from Maui Land & Pineapple Co., died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by sister Elena Santos; sons Epifanio, Paul, Herman, Felix, Romeo and Rico; daughters Fragie Farinas and Lani Owara, 25 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Burial to follow.

David M. Sakamoto, 88, of Honolulu, a retired food broker from Fred L. Waldron Ltd., died Nov. 28 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by stepson Edmond Chang, stepdaughter Janet Nunokawa, and sister Shizuno Muroaka. Private services.

James T. Sato, 87, of Ewa Beach, a retired truck driver for Ewa Plantation, died Sunday. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Yasuko "Joyce," daughters Joann Hale and Lois Matsuda, sisters Helen Isono and Misao Sato, four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary.

Teruyo D. Sato, 96, of Wailuku, Maui, who retired from Pioneer Mill, died Monday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. She is survived by hanai daughters Marie T. Sato Akiona and Violet Y. Sato. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elwood E. Sawyer, 93, of Honolulu, died Wednesday. He was born in Canada. He is survived by wife Willadean. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Herbert B. "Ted" Sumner, 77, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired truck driver for Chevron USA, died Friday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marjorie, sons Reed and Charles, daughter Bambi Abalos, sister Mary L. Snow, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Taifau G. "Taimoana" Tuumalo, 57, of Hilo, will be remembered in services 11 a.m. Saturday at the Honolulu Church of God, 822 Coolidge St. Call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Additional information for an obituary published Dec. 1 provided by the mortuary.

Vincent J. "Ski" Wisneski, 57, of Kekaha, Kauai, died Saturday in Keystone Hospice in Wyndmoor, Pa. He was born in Phonexville, Pa. He is survived by wife Peggy; son Teddy Perreira; daughters Jessica Kung and Deirdre, Denise, Shawn and Amber Wisneski; mother Margaret; sisters Mary Pobbielski and Teresa Wisneski, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Call after 2 p.m. Burial: Kekaha Public Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Betsy M.Q.N. Wong, 92, of Honolulu, will be remembered in services 11 a.m. Saturday at Community Church of Honolulu. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Reiko Yoshitomi, 75, of Hilo, a 36-year employee of the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Hilo, died Saturday at home. Born in Olaa, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Clive T., son Alvin H., brother Paul Nakamura, and sister Chieko Nakayama. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.



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