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Obituaries

Wednesday, December 29, 1999


Michael J. Banfield, 49, of Pavillion, Wyo., a cattleman and ranch manager, died Saturday in Wailuku, Maui. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane; mother Awee Simpich; son John Rogoff; sister Louli Kenar, and stepson Jaia Waits. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Jan. 5 at Makawao Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Claremont McKenna College Alumni Fund, Bauer Center, 500 East Ninth St., Claremont, CA 91711-6400.

David C. Bartlett, 36, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a construction worker and carpenter, will be remembered in private services. He died Thursday in North Hawaii Community Hospital after a motorcycle accident on Waikoloa Road. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by parents Joan and William; sisters Juliana Nightingale and Adriana Gray, and grandmother Edna Blunt.

Michael A. Belanio, 45, of Grant, Ore., a licensed practical nurse, died Dec. 11 in Harbor View Hospital in Seattle. He was also a paramedic and U.S. Army Reserve veteran. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by son Marvin; daughter Maxine; parents Vincent and Mary Delo Santos; brother Vincent Jr., and sisters Isabelle Negus and Gloria Kissinger. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Casual attire.

Richard "Bolo" Benzon, 56, of Wahiawa, died Dec. 17 in Hawaii. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Francien and sons Jason and Jeremiah. Private services.

Vernon Brown, 82, of Wailuku, Maui, a retired self-employed real estate appraiser, died last Wednesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was also a retired small engine pilot. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife Bonnie; daughter Faye; sisters Thelma Runnerstron, Winona Womack, Viola Grinage and Ruth Sanders, and brothers Edward, Ted and Glenn Brown and Paul and Wallace Matthews. Services on the mainland.

Odetta Chang, 79, of Aiea, a retired state social worker, died last Wednesday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Juvenna; hanai children Marshall Anders and Dorothy Burns; sister Emma Anders, and grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aiea Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

George De Lima, 69, of Sun City, Ariz., who worked for the Federal Aviation Administration, died Sunday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Delores E.; daughter Cynthia Duncan; son John; sisters Lucille Paly, Hazel Wilson and Emma St. John, and brothers Herbert, Walter and Clifford. Services on the mainland.

Fred F. Ditzel, a retired faculty member and department chair of food services and hospitality education at the University of Hawaii-Kapiolani Community College, died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Queens, N.Y. He is survived by wife Jane; daughters Resi Jean Suehiro and Lise Lea Ditzel-Ma; brother Gunther, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Harris United Methodist Church. Call after 1:30 p.m. No flowers.

Tadashi Doi, 92, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter for Love's Bakery, died Dec. 18 at home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kinuyo; son Roy T.; daughter Janet K.; brother Yoshio; sisters Fumie Hanafusa and Tomie Yoneda, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Henrietta "Rita" Hudson Donigan, 101, of Makakilo, died last Wednesday in Garcia-Febrero Adult Care. She is survived by son Robert W., seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Janet F. "Jan Jan" Engcabo, 65, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a waitress at various restaurants, died Friday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. She is survived by sons Brian Ruegg and Charles and Lawrence Andres; daughters Tanya Turner and Marvourneen Viramontes; sister Rita Higa; brother Rudy, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. No services.

Rolando T. Felarca, 37, of Waipahu, an enlisted man in the U.S. Navy, died Thursday in Tripler Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by mother Juanita; daughter Lorelei; son Matthew; sister Eden Calupe, and brothers William, Allan, Joseph and Rico. Call from 5 to 9 tonight at Borthwick Mortuary. Mass: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Naval Station Memorial Chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial in the Philippines.

Elsie "Alcina" Fernandez, 91, of Wailuku, Maui, died Thursday in Kula Hospital. She was born in Madeira, Portugal. She is survived by daughters Clothilda Fernandez, Betty Lou Fuller and Mildred "Millie" Jacintho; sons Ronald, Alfred, Lionel and William; sisters Clara Viveiros, Ludy Martin and Millie Johnson; brothers Manuel and Lawrence Figueira; 14 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Owari Harada, 87, of Aiea, died Dec. 16 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Tokio and Allen; daughter Fay Maychrowitz; sister Rose Takayama, and five grandchildren. Private services.

Howard M. Haraguchi, 98, of Honolulu, a retired painting contractor and chief custodian at the state Legislature, died Dec. 13 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Paul and Harry; daughters Eiko Uyehara and Rachel Ushijima; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tokiwo Higa, 70, of Hilo, died Thursday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother Yasuo. Private services.

Koichi Imai, 98, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed public accountant, died Dec. 16 in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Florence; sons Rodin and Krypton; daughters Elaine Suzuki, Daphne Murashige, S. Machida and Theone Nishimura; brother Hideichi; sisters Haru Takahashi and Doris Hironaka, 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Frank P. Kainoa, 77, of Kohala, Hawaii, a retired cowboy for Kahua Ranch in Kohala, died Saturday in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Peter Jr., Sam and Charles; sisters Lily Akana, Rose Ha and Mary Lee, and hanai sister Blossom Mailliard. Memorial Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Yuri Kanemoto, 106, of Honolulu, died Dec. 10 in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Yamaguchi, Japan. She is survived by sons Kenzo and Kenneth T.; daughter Helen M. Muraoka; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Frederick D. King, 76, of Honolulu, died Sunday. He was born in Virginia. He is survived by son Frederick D. II; daughter Jo-Ann Bocock; hanai daughters Anne Chang and Mieko Iventosch, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Japanese Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2655 Manoa Road. Inurnment: 3 p.m. Jan. 7 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Helen K. Kodama, 76, of Hanalei, Kauai, died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. She is survived by husband George K.; son Clifton; brother Henry Fujii, and sister Happy Haraguchi. Private services.

Alice B. Lawrence, 66, of Kailua, died last Wednesday in Kailua. She was born in Virginia. She is survived by husband Thomas Jr.; daughter Kimberly; sons Thomas III, Brian and Kevin; sisters Florence Heley and Iona Amort; brother William Brandenburg, and a grandson. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice and the American Cancer Society.

Ellen H. Sumida Maneki, of Glendale, Calif., retired co-owner of Stoner's Restaurant, died Dec. 15. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by husband Satome "Tom"; daughters Janice Maoki and Carolyn Watanabe; son Theodore, and four grandchildren. Private services. Inurnment on the mainland. Memorial donations suggested to the Salvation Army.

Mildred K. Marciel, 72, of Honolulu, died Dec. 20 in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenneth V.; sons Kenneth V. Jr. and Errol L.; daughter Kendra N.; brothers Harry, Ernest and Robert Kurima; sisters Lillian Kabasawa and Elaine Mersberg, and seven grandchildren. Private services and inurnment.

Seiji Nakatsu, 88, of Mililani and formerly of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired owner of Kona Shoe Store, died Dec. 21 in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tamiko; daughters Shirley R. Nagai, Sylvia S. Chiang and Charlene K. Hayama; brother Shuso; sister Yachiyo Iki, and five grandchildren. Private services.

Hisashi Okawa, 92, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died Sunday in Kaiser Moanalua Hospital. He was born in Laie. He is survived by wife Moto M.; son Theodore H.; daughters Ruth H. Teh, Marion S. Sonomura, Faith M. Watabe and Naomi S. Kiyabu; sister Miharu Fujitani, 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honolulu Hawaii West Stake Center, 1723 Beckley St. Call from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Michael Peebles, 36, of Honolulu, died Nov. 24 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by friends. Services at a later date. For information on services, call Sue at 423-3101.

Sadao Tanabe, 99, of Lihue, a retired purchasing agent with Lihue Sugar Plantation, died Monday at home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Betty, and sisters Namiko Yoshida, Sueko Yamasaki and Tsutayo Saito. Services: 10 a.m. Jan. 8 at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Joseph C. "Tex" Texiera, 56, of Waianae, died Dec. 18. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon; sons Rick Edrozo and Kelly Texiera; daughters Sharla and Carla Edrozo; mother Blanche; brother Larry; sister Vilma, and five grandsons. Private services.

Lester T. Tokuda, 40, of Honolulu, is survived by sister June S. Neumann. Some information in an obituary published Monday was incorrect.

Gladys Y. Tyau, 89, of Pearl City, a retired waitress, died Dec. 19 in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Jean Minato; sisters Chikayo Okano, Mitsuko Mitsuyoshi and Violet Ung; brother Takeo Yamachika; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Private services.

Paulo "Fiamalo" Webster, 71, of Pearl City, retired from A&P Laundry, died Dec. 4 in Aiea. He was born in Laulii, American Samoa. He is survived by nieces Losalia Sialega, Sitika Toomalatai and Dorothea Hunkin. Mass: noon Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Jackson Wong, 51, of Hanapepe, Kauai, owner and operator of Wongs Restaurant, died Monday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife JoAnn; son Justin; daughters Juliet, Julia and Jacqueline "Jackie"; mother Chuk Hung Lam; brother James, and sister Yuk Wah Lee. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Dr. Raymond Chung Yap, 88, a retired Honolulu physician, died Dec. 17 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Ka'u, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Carol W.T. Chang; daughters Linda Y. Wong and Roberta Yap, and a grandson. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospital or St. Peter's Church.



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