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Obituaries

Wednesday, January 12, 2000


Nell M. Akamine, 42, of Kihei, a bartender at Sunset Terrace at Renaissance Resort at Wailea, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She also worked for Aloha Airlines, Kahului Airport. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Lee; sisters Jill Toyama, Gay Goo and Ann Uchida; stepparents Carole and Ken Takushi; and companion Lloyd Norquist. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Kahului Union Church. Call after 3 p.m. Services: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Kalihi Union Church. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Marion V. Batangan, 85, of Waipahu, a retired boilerman at Oahu Sugar, died Dec. 17 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by companion Petra Menor; sons Richard "Ricky" and Andres "Andy"; daughter Christiane "Tina"; brothers Ambrocio, Ramon and Gilbert; and sister Petrona Campos. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Cashman C. Bertelmann, 61, of Waianae, a rural supervisor with security company Royal Guards, died Dec. 30 in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Imaikalani "Maik"; son James D. Scola; stepsons David "Bubu," James "Jimbo" and Peter "Tiga" Tabali; brothers Milton Bertelmann, Gilbert Saragosa and Clayton Cintron; hanai brothers Wally Abreu, Bobby Schmidt, Paul Kohler, Danny Cuban and "Wild" Bill; and nine grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Beach Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dorothea E. Chilton, 85, of Honolulu, a retired telephone operator with GTE Hawaiian Tel, died Friday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Francis, and sisters Alice Chilton, Hiawatha Teves, India Foppe and Jeanne Hatfield. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Bernadette A. Dove, 69, of Honolulu, who worked for John Mullen & Co., died Saturday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lt. Col. Philip; brothers Alfred, Jack, Ted and Libert Silva; sisters Alice Caires, Thelma Boyle, Mary Varkonda and Constance DeSantos; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory suggested to Sacred Hearts Academy.

Luke Dozois, 82, formerly of Kailua, a teacher and educator, died Dec. 30 in Federal Way, Wash. He is survived by three daughters and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church in Kailua. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Muscular Dystrophy Association at 1-800-FIGHTMD or in care of Claire Cassady at 3214 FM 517, Alvin, TX 77511.

Ralph I. Fajardo, 85, of Keanae, Maui, a truck driver for Hawaiian Magazine Distributors in Honolulu, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Rose; sons Ralph Jr., Ronald, Harold and Sheldon R.K.; stepson James H. Hyde; daughters Lurline Kahihikolu, Maydell Ishikawa and Dolores Ferreira; stepdaughter Rosalind Chin; sisters Helen Mata, Nena Reston and Elizabeth Valentine; 27 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Services: noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Rossen H. Hose, 19, of Kona, Hawaii, died Jan. 4 in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kona, he is survived by companion Chenoa A. Pagaduan, daughter Shayna Hose-Gomez, parents Ann and Rodney, brother Riggin, sisters Rotisha and Rondalyn, and grandparents Howard and Mary Alapai. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kahikolu Congregational Church. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes off the Banyan's Surf, Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Memorial donations welcome.

Nora M. Kahl, 82, of Honolulu, a businesswoman, died Dec. 26 in Honolulu. Born in Detroit, she is survived by daughter Donna McCabe, three grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Waikiki Elks Club. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edith I. Kam, 96, of Honolulu, former chairperson of the governor's board of social services, died Saturday in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. She also worked at Pearl Harbor and Fort Shafter and as a reporter for the society section of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in the late 1930s. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Edward W.L. Jr. and Cedric C.I.; sisters Beatrice Chun, Elaine Lau and May Ing; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall No. 1, 2055 Kam IV Road.

Harry K. "Koya" Kugiyama, 68, of Mililani, died last Wednesday in Tripler Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Helene C. Kawakami. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Roque N. Lastimado, 88, of Wahiawa, a retired truck driver at Dole Plantation, died Dec. 28 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Toledo City, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Matilda, sons Alvin T. and Vernon V., daughter Wilma P. Ho, brothers Vicente and Jose Roldan, sisters Dolores Abangan and Espectacion Buhay, and 11 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mary S. Lee, 91, of Honolulu, died Friday in Hospice Hawaii. Born in Kohala, Hawaii, she is survived by daughters Ayoung Pavao and Sandra McNally, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Laki I. Maluia, 84, of Waipahu, died Sunday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Nuuuli Tutuila, American Samoa. She is survived by daughters Leitualasa Toailoa, Potoae Taua and Lotolelei Purcell; son Laloaoa Moetului; brother Solomuli; 20 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 94-210 Kahualii St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lorenzo Manuel, 87, of Pearl City, will be remembered in services 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Frances F. "Fannie" Matsuyama, 87, of Ewa Beach, died Thursday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by daughters Geraldine Hirata, AileenFeldman and Daryl Jean "DJ" Robertson; sister Yukiko Sekiguchi; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Charlotte K. Miki, 52, of Honolulu, died Friday in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Paul; sons Christian, Bryan and Aaron; mother Doris Nojima; and brothers Earl and Bert Kawakami. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Jodo Mission of Hawaii. Inurnment to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Aiko Miyahira, 99, of Paia, Maui, a certified midwife, died Friday in Hale Makua. She was also a koto teacher. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Yoshio, Robert T., Wayne H. and Masa; daughters Betty Tamashiro and Toyoko J. Miyahira; 11 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Rieko Moore, 72, of Waipahu, died Sunday in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in Japan. She is survived by son Garry, daughter Charlotte Feliciano, six grandchildren, and other family members in Japan. Private services.

Edwin T. Naruse, 79, of Honolulu, a 442nd Company I veteran, died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shirley; sons Aldwin, Eugene and Wayne; daughter Julie Wong; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Leopoldo C. Nono, 57, of Haliimaile, Maui, a laborer at Maui Pineapple Co., died Saturday in Straub Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Soledad; sons Rodelio, Danilo, Leopoldo Jr. and Arieste; daughter Elsie; brother Aurelio; sister Marilyn Sison; and four grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church. Call after noon. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Steven M. Oshiro, 36, of Hilo, an employee of Automotive Supply Center in Hilo, died Friday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Nobuko, father Mits, brother Bradley, and sister Lee Ann. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

John C. Phelps, 59, of Kona, Hawaii, a painter with Zaner Painting, died Jan. 3 at home. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Monrovia, Calif. He is survived by companion Sue M. Monroe, brothers Don Fletcher and David Phelps, daughters Shari and Michelle, hanai sons Max and Alika Monroe, and hanai daughters Suelynn and Raylynn Monroe. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Sue Monroe's residence at 81-912 Nape St. in Kona Scenic Subdivision. Scattering of ashes at sea: Sunday on the boat "Terminator, which will depart from the Honokohau Harbor at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

Angel V. Raquinio, 77, of Ewa Beach, an auditor for the Oahu Chapter of the Phil-American Vets of World War II, died Dec. 23 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Cagayan, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Gorgonia; son Roger; daughters Evelyn Baclig, Catherine Sacbibit and Gloria Munson; and nine grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Elwood L. Reynolds, 59, of Honolulu, a retired state Public Safety official, died Sunday in Honolulu. Born in Hawaii, he is survived by son Elwood Jr., daughters Mareille "Ida" and Daisy, brothers Joe and Ray, sister Viviette Deegan, and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Aloha attire.

Jean C. Robertson, 79, of Kailua, a retired office manager for the federal government, died Saturday. She was born in Topeka, Kan. She is survived by daughter Barbara High, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Faith Baptist Church, 1230 Kailua Road.

Yoshikiyo Sadoyama, 77, of Honolulu, retired owner of Violet's Grill, died Thursday in Straub Hospital. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by son Gary; daughters Sandra Morita, Lynn Sadoyama, Dale Shigemitsu, Janice Yano, Lani Kondo and Sharon Tominaga; mother Kamei Teruya; brother Mike Teruya; sister Yaeko Kamiyama; and eight grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Pedro S. "Gaisoa" Scanlan, 58, of Kailua, a sergeant at Oahu Community Correctional Center, died Jan. 2 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Mele Vaito'elau; daughters Aggie Akenese and Glenda Susana; brothers Vailoata A., Mikaele, Sililo Jr., Tino, Gus and Mickey; sisters Lagimaina A., Taupuitea and Ailene Scanlan; and five grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Katsuki "Kats" Shimazu, 86, of Honolulu, a retired teacher with Roosevelt High, Central Intermediate and Waimea High schools, died Jan. 1 in Honolulu. He was also a retired Columbia University instructor. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sisters Kimiko Russell and Kiyoko Shimazu, and brothers Peter and Charles. Private services.

Katherine K.K. Simarago, 91, of Kahului, Maui, died Saturday in Hale Makua. She was born in Pauwela, Maui. She is survived by daughters Marie Alizna, Florence Napihaa, Eunice Franco, Alberta Tabaco, Dorothy S. Bras and Lucille Hamamoto; sons Christopher and Cipi; sisters Lucy K. Diorec and Elizabeth Dulatre; 35 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Kunio M. Sorayama, 87, of Honolulu, who retired from wholesale trade for Swift & Co., died Dec. 27 at home. He was also a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Headquarter Company. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sisters Elaine Y. Morihara, Clara M. Hamai and Hazel M. Imouye, and brother Donald H. Matsui. Private services.

John V. Tapat, 75, of Waipahu, who retired from Management Technical Services, died Dec. 15 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Endrica V.; sons Domingo, Danilo, Dionicio and David; daughter Nora Galinato; brother Macario; 24 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Wake : 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Malcolm T. Tokeshi, 43, of Hilo, a mechanic for HPM Building Supply, died Monday at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Nobuko B., sister Gayla Ward; and brothers Brian and Daryl. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Deaths Elsewhere

Solomon Mamaloni, a former prime minister of the Pacific island nation of the Solomon Islands, died yesterday from kidney disease.

Mamaloni, believed to be in his mid-50s, was opposition leader at the time of his death and was the Solomon Islands' longest serving politician. He was prime minister for four separate terms between 1983 and 1997.





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