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Obituaries

Tuesday, December 28, 1999


Ernest C. Amarino, 87, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired school custodian, died Thursday in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hawaii, he is survived by son Ernest C. Jr.; daughters Marion Burke, Loretta Alcoran and Lynette Perkins, 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Casual attire. Burial: Kona Memorial Park.

Benny K. Puahi Benzon, also known as "Sonny" or "Sweets," 61, of Kailua, who retired from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Dec. 20 in Hospice Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Winifred; sons and daughters Penny, Puahi, Denny, Benny Jr., Jonn, Dominic and Bonnie; brothers and sisters Raymon, Anthony and Nicholas Benzon, Josephine Rabago, Diana Hunter, Bernadette Olivera and Andrea Waro; and six grandchildren. Call after 6 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Alfred K. "Joe" Delpino, 75, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a retired environmental specialist and electrical maintenance person with the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, died Friday at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Dinah H., son Alfred K.H. Jr., daughters Beverly Wagner and Naomi K. Makua, brother Charles Colon, hanai daughters Lisa Himalaya and Mahealani Vance, 13 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 tonight at Kona Door of Faith Church. Call from 7 to 9 p.m. Services: 7 a.m. tomorrow at the church. Call from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Burial: West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Donald E. Grigsby, 65, of Kailua, a retired major in the U.S. Air Force, died last Tuesday in Tripler Hospital. Born in Alabama, he is survived by wife Mitsuko, son Mark, sister Elizabeth Lee and two grandchildren. Memorial: 2 p.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Johnny M. Harris, 57, of Makakilo, general manager for National Industrial Tire of Hawaii, died Thursday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in North Carolina, he is survived by wife Sylvia; sons Johnny Jr., Gary and Anthony; daughter Rebecca; brothers Charles Jr., Ray and Jimmy; sister Virginia Joyner, and eight grandchildren. Graveside services: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Jim Hayes, 79, of Wailuku, Maui, a retired supervisor in stamping plant at Ford Motor Co., died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Sonya M., sons Greg and Michael, hanai daughter Annie Nelson, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church. Burial: Makawao Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Memorial donations suggested to Maui Special Olympics.

Riyozo "Goofy" Honma, 74, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired welder with Olokele Sugar Co., died Sunday at home. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kazue, son Eric, brothers Yookichi, Hiroshi and Alan, sisters Grace Date and Rin Sakoda, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Kauai Soto Zen Temple. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Penny S. Ishikawa, 71, of Pearl City, a retired warehouse supervisor for Army Air Force Exchange Service, died Friday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Charles H., sons Glen H., Mike S. and Paul H., and brothers Shinsho and Richard S. Tawata. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Waipahu United Church of Christ. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frank T. Java, also known as Francis T. Javonillo, 63, of Honolulu, died Dec. 15 in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Roxane and Pearl Javonillo and Sabrina Fontanilla; mother Grace T.; sister Bernice Sugiyama; brothers Ed and Herb; and seven grandchildren. Catholic services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

John D. Kaplan, 80, of Makaha, Hawaii, a retired lieutenant colonel for the U.S. Air Force, died Dec. 17. He was born in Norden, Neb. He is survived by wife Joyce; son Dennis; daughters Jacqueline Harris, Kathleen Winslow, Terri Moody and Lorrie Norris; sisters Rosemarie Painter, Dolores Smith, June Meredith and Marjorie Harvey; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tokio Kubo, 86, of Honolulu, who retired from James W. Glover Construction Co., died Nov. 25 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Lahaina, Maui. He is survived by wife Rene A., brothers Kazuma and Clarence T., and sisters Sadako Ito and Kazumi K. Sakuma. Private services. Donations suggested to Kuakini Medical Center and Harris United Methodist Church in his memory.

Pauline C. Lung, 83, of Honolulu, died Dec. 11 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by legal guardian Myra Meaoga. Memorial services: 6 to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nuuanu Ward. Scattering of ashes: 3 p.m. Saturday at the back of the Ilikai Hotel. Aloha attire.

Barrett B. McCandless, 62, of Kailua, an educational diagnostician, died Sunday in Honolulu. She was also owner of Educational Testing Business, Educational Testing Associates. She was born in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. She is survived by daughters Margaret McCandless Niver and Catherine E. McCandless; hanai sons Ron, Tracey and Ming; and sister Saunders Proctor King. Private services. Donations suggested to American Stroke Association c/o Hawaii Chapter of the American Heart Association.

Hang Lin Ng-Lon, 59, of Honolulu, died Friday in Honolulu. Born in Macao, China, she is survived by husband Sum Ng, daughters Mei Van Gentry and Mei Ng, son Valong Ng, sisters, brothers, and two grandchildren. Buddhist memorial services: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hsunun Temple. Casual attire.

Jose F. Omnes, 75, of Honolulu, died Saturday in Respite Care of Hawaii. Born in Capiz, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Jovencia; sons Joseph, Eduardo, Edwin, Danilo and Jose Jr.; daughters Josephine Omnes and Rosalinda Comuelo; brother Deopanes; sister Felicitas Delgado; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 8 tonight at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane. Call from 7 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment in the Philippines. Casual attire. No flowers.

Roy H. "Diff" Oshima, 62, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, owner/operator of Lawai Restaurant, died Saturday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born in Puhi, Kauai, he is survived by wife Myrna; daughters Alison Oshima and Doreen Buza; brothers Stanley, Thomas, William, Jerry, Paul and Arthur Oshima and Edwin Kamioka; grandmother Sachiko Yoshimoto; and five grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Honorata E. "Lorie" Pada, 68, of Pearl City, a retired registered nurse and case manager from Waimano Training School, died Tuesday. She was born in Santo Domingo, the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Laureen; son Nathaniel; sisters Maura Ballutay, Aurora Guellermo, Juanita Viernes and Erlinda Dullas; and two grandsons. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Committal services: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Helen S. Perreira, 83, of Kalaheo, Kauai, died yesterday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by daughters Diane Medeiros and Muriel Perreira; sons Joseph, Frank and Bernard; sister Ethel Souza; brother Eddie Miranda, 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Lester T. Tokuda, 40, of Honolulu, is survived by mother Sadako "Rachel." Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Elsie C. Uyehara, 79, of Honolulu, died Wednesday in Straub Hospital. Born in Pekeekeo, Hawaii, she is survived by son Les, daughter Carol Odo, brother George Uehara, sister Nancy Nishihira, and four grandchildren. Memorial: 6 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Patrick E. White, 49, of Kailua, died Dec. 19 in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Sara; brothers Thomas and Richard; sisters Sandra Van Keulen, Susan Luning and Jennifer Kaawa; mother Eleanor; and father Charles "Ed." Scattering of ashes: 5 p.m. Thursday at Slip-J, Kewalo Basin.



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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