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Obituaries

Wednesday, December 15, 1999


Sour note on shoes became
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Harry Yoshioka, 90

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Teodora C. Almazan, 72, of Waipahu, died Nov. 26 in Waipahu. Born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is survived by daughters Concepcion Baetiong and Mildred Sadorra; brothers George and Amancio Curammeng; sisters Rosalina Oamil, Angela Chavez and Victoria Cacho; and five grandchildren. Wake: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Miles T. Arakaki, 43, of Koloa, Kauai, a security guard for Garden Island Security, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born in Lihue, he is survived by wife Maria R.; son Miles Y.; daughter Marial C.; parents Thomas and Sally; and brothers Wayne, Myron and Guy. Service: 3 p.m. Friday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ivan "Keoni" Bardago-Aguinaldo, 20, of Honolulu, died Nov. 28 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Mario Aguinaldo and Hazel Ann Edralin; sister Breezie Aguinaldo; grandparents Miguel "Mike" Sr. and Lolita C. Aguinaldo, and Al and Faye Bardago; and great-grandparents Philomena Angelias, Hazel Martinez and Cayetana Bardago. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary, call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Vivencio Q. Barut, 71, of Honolulu, died Nov. 30 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Claveria, Cagayan, the Philippines. He is survived by son Ben; daughters Maryline Balasan, Carmen Lam, Helene Miguel, Marybel Gonzaga and Cathy Kuroiwa; sisters Anunciacion Doria, Loreta Gerhart and Tomasa Remoquin; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Service: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church in Kalihi. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Emma N.W. Botelho, 93, of Honolulu, a retiree from Sears, died Friday in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Joseph; sons Herbert, Harold and Gordon; daughters Juliette Antoque, Charlotte Nagai, Emma Villa, Angeline Soares and Patricia Hall; brother Raymond Peters; sisters Edna Shea and Leimomi P. Kau; 39 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Service: 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m., Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Annie H. Burkle, 59, of Anahola, Kauai, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Michael Maness; sisters Ethelreda Kahalewai and Carol H. Marino; and three grandchildren. Services: noon tomorrow at the Aloha Church Assembly of God in Lihue. Call after 11 a.m. Memorial service: 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kailua. Call after 11 a.m. Donations may be made to the Aloha Church or the Habitat For Humanity-Kauai.

Cecelia V. "Cisy" Calasa, 81, of Kula, Maui, died Saturday in Kula Hospital. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughter Antoinette Brittain; brothers David, Abel and Arthur Ventura; sisters Eva Texeira, Dorothy Kimura and Janet Martin; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Ghost Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Charles K. Chang, 53, of Kalaheo, Kauai, proprietor of Kukuiolono Snack Shop, died last Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary Jane; son Kaupili; daughters Barbie Brun, Laure Chang, Cheri Matsusaka and Wendy Chang; parents Albert Chang and Helen Howell; brother Hayward; sisters Cecilia Silva and Julita Chang; and seven grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Chook N. Chang, 96, of Honolulu, died Dec. 7 in the Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by son Clifford; daughters Agnes, Gladys and Nancy Wong, and Betsy Leong; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Traditional Chinese services: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Ta-Chung Chen, 81, of Honolulu, president of T.C.C. International Inc., died Nov. 27 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Tseng-Yuan; sons Steve, Edward and Wayne; and six grandchildren. Service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

John Y.K. Do, 74, of Honolulu, a retired investigator for the Honolulu Liquor Commission, died Dec. 4 in Straub Hospital. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Elsie; daughters Cynthia Arashiro and Sharon Ikeda; brother Dennis; sister Anne Harrell; and a granddaughter. Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Thomas "Tommy" Duarte, 82, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired rancher, farmer and landlord, died Friday at home. He was born in Holualoa, Hawaii, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by sons Charles, Thomas and Albert; daughter Rosalie L. Pacheco; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Darren J.K. Holbron, 36, of Maui, formerly of Waianae, an employee with Campos Auto Body Repair Shop, died Dec. 2 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dustin K. Holbron Hosaka; companion Marie Aranda; parents Daniel K. and Margaret; brothers Robert K., Hoover K., Daniel P., Damen K. and Darrell K.; hanai brother Billy B.; and sisters Danielle M., Darrellynn K. and Dannylynn K. Holbron, Dannette E. Silva and Danalynn K. Timbreza. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Church, 85-786 Old Government Road. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Rudd H. "Biff" Johnson, 63, of Mililani, died Saturday. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Lorraine; son Daniel; daughters Nancy Johnson, Deborah Blair and Kim Snapper; brother Bruce; and five grandchildren. Service: 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sally K.K. Kaleohano, 65, of Hilo, a supervisor for the Hawaii County, Hoolulu Complex, died last Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Puuoanahulu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Smith "Sonny"; sons Smith "Gig" III and Richard "Piggy"; daughters Charmaine "Jackie" Baltero and Michele "Fulu" Morishita; brothers John, Alfred "Sonny" and Larkins Kaholo; sisters Alice "Hina" Kaholo and Eleanor Garcia; hanai daughter Sansivine Kaleo; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturay at the church. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Esther "H" (Higa-Miyagi) Kanemoto, 83, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died Dec. 4 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Vicki Yee and Gail Wallace; brother Barney Miyagi; sisters Amy "K" Azama, Mary "M" Kaneshiro, Yasuko "Nancy" Beckley and Eleanor "Sachi" Luna; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Roger A. Kawasaki, 79, of Hilo, director, treasurer and retired office manager for KTA Super Stores, died last Wednesday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. Kawasaki was a veteran of the World War II 100th Battalion. He is survived by wife Sayoko; daughter Lillian Asato; brothers Thomas and Robert; sister Mikiko Kaya; and four grandchildren. Service: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Larry S. Kobashigawa, 76, of Honolulu, a retired bell captain for the Outrigger Hotel, died Friday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Honohina, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Alice T.; son Cyrus S.; daughter Gail S. Lee; brothers Roy T. and Masaru; sisters Betty K. Lee and YurikoIkeda; and five grandchildren. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Irene S. Lau, 63, of Honolulu, who died last Wednesday, will be remembered in a graveside service, 11:15 a.m. Friday at Homelani Memorial Park. Call from 10 to 11 a.m. at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire. Additional information was provided by the mortuary for an obituary published Saturday.

Ivan I.J. LaVelle, 84, of Honolulu, formerly of Hollywood, Calif., a retired private detective, died Saturday. He was born in Toronto, Canada. He is survived by sons Andre, Wayne and Douglas; daughters Char and Sondra; brother Larry; sisters Dove and June; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services to be held on the mainland.

Josefina A. Levenberg, 80, of Hilo, a registered nurse for Kau Hospital, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Paete Laguna, the Philippines. She is survived by nieces Fortunata Garcia, Maxima Lerit, Violeta Adao and Liza Samson; and nephew Pablo Mugul. Mass: 12:15 p.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Church in Hilo. Call after 11 am. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park.

David A. Lopez, 88, of Kailua-Kona, died Saturday. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by son David B.; daughter Janie Williams; sister Dorothy Kauihou; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Service: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Randall J. Machado, 34, of Kapaa, Kauai, a policeman with the Kauai Police Department who was honored as the 1999 Top Cop of the Year, died Friday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Lihue and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by wife Stephanie K.; son Randall "RJ"; parents Bernard and Shirley; sister Lissa Chow; and grandfather Caesar Rubio. Service: 9:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherines Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual/aloha attire.

Margaret L. McShane, 78, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange retiree, died Dec. 6 in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Edward Makaio Jr., Paul "Moki" Matthews, and Edmund and David McShane; daughters Ipo Aila, Euginia Matthews, Alice Corriera, Charlene Awo and Marlene McShane; brothers Benjamin, Hymie and Anthony Smith; sisters Theresa Gomez, Abigail Akima, Louise Soloman and Lillian Sabedo; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mass: 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at Star of the Sea Church. Inurnment: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Jose B. Mercado, 83, of Honolulu, a former welder for Meadow Gold Dairies and Dole Cannery, died Dec. 5 in St. Francis Hospital. Mercado was born in Hana, Maui, and was the first national AAU flyweight boxing champion. He is survived by wife Eliza "Tiny"; sons Sidney and Robin K.; daughter Yolanda "Puanani" Willing; sister Felicia Doronilla; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Judith P. Miguel, 76, of Pearl City, who died Dec. 2, is also survived by 30 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Additional information was provided by the mortuary for an obituary published yesterday.

John Morales, 79, of Honolulu, a retired city and county laborer, died last Wednesday in Honolulu. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by sons Bobby, Wayne, Dean and Roger; daughters Maryalyce Morales, Carolyn Morales-Cuaresma and Lydia Scheve; sisters Mary Ha'ae, Victoria Gualdarama, Matilda Morales and Adeline Hillman; and 11 grandchildren. Service: 2:15 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Mia R.M. Muramoto, infant daughter of Richard Muramoto and Kris Murakami, died Sunday. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by grandparents Francis and Mini Muramoto and Les and Dorothy Murakami; and great-grandparents Kishio Muramoto and Mitsuko Sumida. Memorial service: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Makiki Christian Church.Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kiden Nishijima, 79, of Lahaina, died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Violet; sons Wayne, Ronald and Kent "Herbie"; daughter Amy Yoshihara; sisters Satsuki "Nancy" Horiuchi, Bertha Jordan and Teruko "Terri" Harris; and six grandchildren. Service: 4 p.m. Saturday at Lahaina Jodo Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.

Agnes W.K. Rebugio, 85, Honolulu, a Dole Cannery retiree, died last Wednesday in the Hale Nani Nursing Home. She was born in Kamalo, Molokai. she is survived by daughter Mate Lent; brother Rudolph Madeyski; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Service: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Church in Kaneohe. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Nazario D. Rivera, 93, of Lancaster, Calif., formerly of Waipahu, a retired ordnance man from Naval Ammunition Depot, died Nov. 30 in Lancaster, Calif. He was born in San Fernando, La Union, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Consolacion E. "Connie"; and son James E. Wake: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Memorial Park, Makai Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

John R. "Chico" Robledo, 65, of Hilo, a retired captain for the state Kulani Correctional Facility, died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Olivia; sons Conrad Robledo and Neal Nishimoto; daughters Barbara Brown, Andrea Caceres, Roxanne Takemoto, Lorna McEntee, Pamela Cabatu and Nadine Icari; brother Wayne; sister Ann Dinwiddie; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

John O. Salsedo, 85, of Honolulu, a retired heavy equipment operator at Pearl Harbor, died Dec. 3 in Kuakini Hospital. An incorrect date of death was published Monday.

Jose Samiano, 84, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired X-ray technician for Wilcox Memorial Hospital, died Friday. He was born in Bangi Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Salud; sons Jose Jr., Dante, Marcial, Rudy and Melvin; daughters Carmen Ubasa and Evelyn Taroc; hanai daughter Cecilia Ramirez; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Rosary: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: noon Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Jitsuo Shimada, 95, of Honolulu, retired owner of Allied Market, died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by wife Norma; son Ernest; daughters Joyce Asato and Leona Yoshida; and three grandchildren. Service: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tatsumi "Harry" Shimizu, 84, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired carpenter for the former Kohala Sugar Plantation, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Harry and Mark; daughters Joyce and Sue Shimizu, and Joanne Agdeppa; brothers Mitsugi and Itsuji; sisters Kayoko Hanano and Nancy Nelson; and four grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Kapaau Jodo Mission. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nelson K. Shirai, 56, of Honolulu, a retired fire captain from the Wailupe Fire Station, died Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lois; sons Todd, Marc and Barry Okamura; daughters Kellie Ann Tateyama, Lori Ann Perez and Tammy Hurley; mother Yoshiko Shirai; brother Wesley; sisters Ginger Kahunahana and Susan Kahalekulu; and two grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Frank C. Sylva, 85, of Paia, Maui, a retired Maui Police Department officer who had over 30 years of service, died Friday in Kahului Hale Makua. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Catherine; sons Kenneth, Alan, Mike and Howard; daughters Ululani Naganuma, Elladine Adolpho and Pamela Sylva; brothers Cecil, Rene and Randal; sisters Irene Ahai, Olga DePonte and Vera Williams; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Service: 7 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

Emeterio A. Tamayo, 90, of Waipahu, died Nov. 24 in Waipahu. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rufina A.; sons Lawton and Mardy; daughter Marites; brother Lorenzo; and two granddaughters. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church in Waipahu. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Haruyo Terada, 80, of Hilo, died yesterday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Henry; daughters Hazel Lo and April Stone; brother Rikio Miyasaki; sisters Nora T. Nakashima, Yaeko Haga, Ayako Yamasato and Tatsue Nakamura; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin (Hilo Hongwanji). Call after 1:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Bartolomea G. Usita, 80, of Hilo, died Dec. 7 in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Pascual; sons Cenon and Barry; daughters Helen Lee and Nora Usita; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery.

Jarvis F. Waahila, 54, of Kailua-Kona, a retired fire captain for Keahole International Airport, died Friday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Kailua-Kona. He is survived by wife Sharon; sons Cordell, Harry K. and Calvin; daughter Cheryl M.; brother Edward; sisters Sarah Ah You, Julia Yonemura and Helena Kalele; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Memorial service: 5 p.m. Friday at Mokuaikaua Church in Kailua-Kona. Call after 4 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Honokohau Harbor. Casual attire.

John Wagner, 85, of Lahaina, a retired plumber for Pioneer Mill, died Friday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Harriet H.; sons John Jr., Leroy, Vernon and Aaron; daughters Patricia Brown, Sandra Kupahu, Eileen W. Hoapili and Joanne Phillips; 33 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lahaina Ward. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Yoshimasa Yamaguchi, 50, of Honolulu, a retired volleyball coach and self-employed tour agent, died Dec. 7 in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Arieta "Harriet"; stepson John Hina; hanai son Lilo Faafiti; brother Yukiyasu; sisters Toshiko Schuster and Ikuko Tsukada; and three grandchildren. Service: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Raymond K.S. Yee, 73, of California, formerly of Hawaii, an engineer in the aerospace industry, died Thursday in Huntington Beach, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helene; daughters Janice Galleher and Rachel Asman; son Randall; brother Peter; sister Constance Ching; and four grandchildren. Memorial service: 12:30 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 1822 Keeaumoku St. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Leila A. M. Young, 46, of Kailua, office manager and assistant vice president for the North American Mortgage Co., died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Calvin; daughters Sara, Amanda and Katie; father Masato Matsui; and sisters Janice Nakamura, Jean Hara and Karen Natsuhara. Service: 6 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m.



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