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Obituaries

Thursday, December 23, 1999


Aileen B. Alfonso, 85, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died Monday in Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. She was born in Haina, Hawaii. She is survived by husband William F., son Johnelle, daughter Sharon Toko, brothers Alexander and Amos Botelho and Louis DeRego, and sisters Ida Gouveia, Sue Nelson and Mary Ellen Arruda. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Honokaa Catholic Church, Our Lady of Lourdes. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Lolita B. "Lita" Batalon, 47, of Waianae, an employee with Marriott Hotel, died Dec. 14 in Kapolei. She was born in Abra, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Hipolito B., son Richie Kyle B., father Hipolito Bisquera, brothers Leopoldo and Leonardo Bisquera, and sister Leonora Bisquera. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Burial in the Philippines. Casual attire.

Manuel P. "Manny" Cabral, 79, of Aiea, a retired sergeant major for the U.S. Army, died Dec. 10 in Aiea. He was also a University of Hawaii ROTC instructor and a real estate agent. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Miriam; sons Arnold "Major" and Manuel "Manny"; daughter Winona Whitman; hanai son Solomon Pa; brother Henry; sisters Annie Antone, Jennie Kealoha, Violet Mead, Marian Kauohikaua and June Cabral; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Ambrocia C. De Guzman, 72, of Honolulu, died Dec. 14 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Virgilio, son Romulo, daughters Elisea De Guzman and Mila Pena, mother Narcisa C. Cabalar, and five grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Alfredo "Al" Dinong Jr., 48, died Monday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Joette, daughters Christy and Tessie, parents Alfredo and Agrepina, brothers Sandy, Joshua and Jordan, and sisters Priscilla Felipe and Winona Dinong. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Walter H. Ehlers, 87, formerly of Honolulu, died Saturday in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was born in New York City. He is survived by children Rhea Maxwell, Joyce Esquith and Carol McMahon, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to Vista Del Monte Retirement Residence General Fund, 3775 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4459.

Susan Lynn Jim, 41, of Mililani, died Sunday in Kahuku Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Richard B. and Flora T., sisters Stephanie Giron and Winifed Jim, and brothers Melvin Flores and Richard B. Jim Jr. Prayer services: noon Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Alfred H. Johnson, 76, of Honolulu, who retired from GTE Hawaiian Telephone Co., died Dec. 14. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janice, son Francis, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Harold M. "Masa" Kaneshiro, 83, of Honolulu, who retired from the federal government at Fort Shafter, died last Thursday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by sons Roy K. and Wayne H., daughter Carol Ann M., and brothers Edward and Sadao. Prayer services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

James T. Matsumoto, 68, of Honolulu, died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Misako, son George, brother Ralph, and sister Bernice. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Keiko Muranaka, 68, of Honolulu, a retired sales clerk for Duty Free Shoppers, died Tuesday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Sunao, son Michael, brother Yukia Kataoka, and a grandson. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m.

Felicidad P. Nazarino, 68, of Honolulu, a retired employee of GTE Hawaiian Telephone, died Monday in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Puhi, Kauai. She is survived by husband Pedro; sons Peter Nazarino and David, Allen and Patrick Ganhinhin; daughters Stephanie and Roxanne Nazarino, Wanda Manore and Collette Bujanda; sisters Alihandra Manzano and Irene Racelo; brothers Alexander and Guillermo Salac; and 10 grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Matsuko "Mattie" Odani, 86, of Volcano, Hawaii, a cook for various employers, died Dec. 13 in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Masao. Private services.

Shigeru Okada, 75, of Agana Heights, Guam, died Dec. 4 in U.S. Naval Hospital in Guam. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dorothy T.; children Dorothea O. Toves, Doreen O. Pereda and Ltc. David S. and Daniel T. Okada; brothers Richard and Noboru, and 10 grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary L. Ortiz, 65, of Honolulu, died Dec. 14. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Daniel; sons Daniel, Derek, Dwayne, Dean and Darren; daughters Doreen Fujiyama, Donna Vereze, Darilyn Lum, Dale Rodrigues, Dinah-lin Di-Bartolomeo, Davalin Yoshii, Doretta Roufs and Desireen Tin Loy; sisters Leilani Olivera and Marilyn Willette; brothers William Hoopii and Soren and Sonny Nelson; 40 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha or casual attire.

Virginia "Girlie" Ortiz, 81, of Pearl City, a retired supervisor from Hickam Air Force Base, died last Thursday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by sons Victor, Kenneth, Howard "Chanito" and Glenn; daughter Vi-Lani Robertson; 20 grandchildren; and 33 great grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11:45 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kim A. Oshiro, 71, of Mililani, died Tuesday at home. She was born in Dachun, Korea. She is survived by husband Herbert H., daughter Nancy Dickerson, and brother Tong Kuk Kim. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 12:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Peter M. Piena, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired court officer from the state Judiciary First Circuit Court system, died Dec. 13 in Las Vegas. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Nellie L.; sons Wainwright K., Clarence-Edward "Baba" and Peter M. "Butch" Jr.; daughters Uilani A. Piena and Aileen Pahia Jr.; mother Mabel; brothers Ralph, William "Randy," Harold and Clarence; sisters Jean Piena and Eunice Kasaoka; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Tuesday at the Latter-day Saints Waikalua Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Dorothy C.C. Ralston, 92, of Wailuku, Maui, a retired teacher from Wailuku Elementary School, died Monday at home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband John, son Peter Leong, daughter Ann Bauer, brother David C. Choy, sister Daisy Alina, and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 8 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: Makawao Cemetery.

Terry B. Rivera, 74, of Honolulu, a self-employed woodcraftsman, died Sunday in Castle Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by son Terry J.; daughters Cynthia M. Bonner, Charlene M. Freeman and Dolores M. Mercado; brother Floro B.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass services: noon Monday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Inurnment: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eloise L. Torres, 58, of Honolulu, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Malo; daughters Julia, Dovie, Louise and Katherine; sister Annette Santana; brother Earl Hagerty;, 13 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Services: noon Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

George J. Yamasaki, 80, of Honolulu, a retired engineer technician for the Army and Air Force Motion Picture Services, died Monday in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Janet K., son Wayne J., daughters Beverly Y. Hamada and Dale N. Nunes, sisters Betty Takahashi and Gertrude Oba, five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.



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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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