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Obituaries

Wednesday, March 8, 2000


Pollyanna H.M. "Pauline" Aki, 72, of Honolulu died Friday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons David and Chris; daughters Karen Bertelmann, Beverly Lertswan and Patricia and Kathy N. Aki; brother Ronald "Ronnie" Lee, and eight grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Manuel B. Alesna, 71, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Feb. 28 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Warlita; sons Robin, Rudy, Derek, Phillip and Joshua; brother Benjamin; sister Milagros, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Yasuo Arakaki, 80, of Honolulu, a civil engineer for the city Department of Wastewater Management, died Jan. 28 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Reiko G.; son Lowell T.; daughter Renee T., and sisters Audrey Pang, Carol Young, Gladys Tomishima and Shirley Takata. Private services.

Pedro T. "Pete" Asuelo, 76, of Waipahu, who retired from the U.S. Navy, died Saturday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was also a dietician cook at Tripler Army Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Adelina "Lynn"; daughter Pamela Lynn; sons Greg Gabaylo and Gene San Augustine Jr.; brothers Regidor and Petronio; sister Francisca Concepcion, and grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Moila Bird, 71, of Honolulu, a retired first-class painter for Sheraton Hotels, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by sons James, Moila Jr., Allen and Alvin; daughter Charlene Hobert; brother Misipati, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to noon. Burial in California. Casual attire.

Bonnie L. Blair, 48, of Honolulu and formerly of St. Cloud, Minn., died Saturday at home. She was born in St. Cloud. She is survived by parents Stanley and Josephine Robak; children Laura Deleski and Sheila and Thomas Orth; brother Albert Bennewitz; sisters Donna Belanger and Kathleen Serbus, and three grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Michael Cabilin, 54, of Kona, Hawaii, the chief agent at Hawaiian Airlines in Kona, died Thursday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Michael Jr., Jason and Timothy; parents Bonifacio and Jane; brothers George, Charles and Martin; sisters Ramona Ciriaco, Pearl Glory, Irene Castelline, Lita Spencer, Maura Berry and Brenda MacMullen, and a granddaughter. Prayer services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. John's Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. for an all-night visitation. Rosary: 7 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Inurnment: St. Benedict Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Narciso B. Cabinatan, 91, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a truck driver for a sugar plantation, died last Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Florence Feguis and Viviana Luczon; sons Panfilo and Clifford, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa. Call again from 8 to 9 a.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Matrona M. Cachero, 88, of Pearl City died Feb. 18 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Jose; daughters Felicisima Hipol, Presentacion Racadio and Victoria Cabe, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Helen K.N.W. Chang, 89, of Honolulu, who retired from Spencecliff/Nittakau Investment Corp., died Feb. 29 in Straub Hospital. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by son Dennis; daughters Annie Park, Beatrice Carter, Clara Yokotake and Elaine Hoeller; brother David C. Wong; sister Edith Lee; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. Buddhist services: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Dennis G. Costa, 50, of Honolulu died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Rececca Kamakawiwoole; parents Larry and Mary, and sister Cheryl. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mabel K. Davidson, 95, of Aiea died Thursday in Tripler Hospital. She was born in Holualoa, Kona. She is survived by sons Robert and James; brother Jay Miura; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Edna K. Delos Santos, 77, of Waianae died Saturday in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael J. and Joseph Aglia and Dennis E. Soriano; daughters Vivian P. Drapesa, Honey Girl and Diane Girl; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

James De Rego, 75, of Kailua, who retired from Hawaiian Electric Co., died Feb. 25 in Kailua. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nancy and sister Mabel Pregana. Services: 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Murray English Jr., 53, of Honolulu, a mason, died Sunday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Judy; daughters Kaipolani and Julia; mother Violet, and brothers Gordon and Kalani. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Aloha attire.

Ricardo Figueroa, also known as Ricardo Figueroa-Soto, an educator at Oxnard Union High School in California, died Monday. He was also a scuba instructor. He was born in New York. He is survived by son Christopher A.; mother Francisca, and sister Eileen. Private services. Scattering of ashes off Puerto Rico.

Dorothy M. Fischer, 77, of Maui and Minnesota, a data entry clerk for Super Value Grocery, died last Wednesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. She is survived by husband Raymond E.; sons Richard Moore and Robert Fischer; daughters Nancy Linz and Diane Hadley; brother George Dinc, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Joseph Y.K. Fong, 65, of Honolulu, a retired lieutenant colonel for the U.S. Army, died Feb. 22. He was also a ROTC instructor at Kamehameha School. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Benjamin and sister Rachel Lau. Services: 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park with full military honors. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alice I. Fujikane, also known as Alice Chizuko Fujikane, 76, of Honolulu, a retired clerk for U. Okada and Co., died Feb. 27. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Fred; daughters Gale Uechi and Emily Takishita; brother Richard Izuo; sisters Doris Nishizawa and Grace Hamasaki, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Hiromi Gurtiza, 62, of Honolulu died Feb. 28 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Karafuto, Japan. She is survived by husband Paul; brother Kenichiro Kakihara, and sisters Ritsuko Inoue and Kiyoko and Ehoko Kakihara. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Katherine K. "Kitty" Hardeck, 93, of Nashua, N.H. and formerly of Philadelphia and Honolulu, died last Wednesday in Lowell, Mass. She was born in Perkasie, Pa. Services on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu 96817-0916.

Joan V.E. Hassell, 76, of Honolulu died Sunday in Honolulu. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She is survived by daughters Constance and Christina; son Jeff; sister Roberta Sorensen, and two grandchildren. Celebration: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Outrigger Canoe Club, Koa Terrace. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Road, Honolulu 96817.

Kenneth S. "Soup" Ishikawa, 91, of Wahiawa died Feb. 14. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Margaret; sons Dr. Chadwick and Wesley; daughters Amy Kajiyama and Lynne Shinno, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Henry F.K. Kersting, 77, of Honolulu, an executive, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Paderborn, Germany. He is survived by wife Uta; sons Peter and Hans, and daughters Gabrielle LeMond and Heidi Moseley. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hale Koa Hotel. Reception to follow. Private burial. Aloha attire.

Jon S. Kuehner, 26, of Honolulu, a teaching assistant, died Saturday in Waialua. He was born in Wheatridge, Colo. He is survived by mother Susy; father Jon; sister Sarah, and grandparents John and Jean Snodgrass. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Le Jardin Windward Oahu Academy. Burial at sea ceremony at a later date. For information, call 261-0707. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Jon Scott Kuehner Scholarship Fund at Le Jardin Windward Oahu Academy, 917 Kalanianaole Highway, Kailua 96734.

Clarence R. Kusumoto, 71, of Aiea, retired vice president of First Hawaiian Bank, died Feb. 25 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ethel; son Brian T.; daughters Sandra L. and Gayle; brother Harry Y. Iwasaki; sister Lillian M. Moriyama, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. No flowers.

Susan S.M. Lee, 76, formerly of Honolulu, a former teacher, died Feb. 21 in El Cajon, Calif. She is survived by children Gloria Willmschen and Matthew and Dougie Lee; sister Anita Stonecypher, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Waimanalo Seventh-day Adventist Church, 41-592 Poalima St. Call after 10 a.m. Scattering of the ashes at sea. Aloha attire.

William A. Long, 82, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, died Sunday. He also operated a private consulting business, Wm. Long and Associates. He is survived by wife Virginia W.; son David L.; daughter Virginia P. Gibson; brother Ray, two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Services on the mainland.

Mary J. McKnight, 96, of Kula, Maui, died Friday in Kula Hospital. She was born in Darago, Mexico. She is survived by sons Edmund and Robert; daughter Mary Foley; brother Moses Valdes; sister Carman Lenirao; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services held.

Dennis D. McQuire, 29, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a mechanic, died Feb. 29 in Wilcox Hospital. He was born in Oregon. He is survived by mother Hazel Jones; stepfather Dennis R. Jones; sisters Christina, Tabatha and Shanon Jones; brother Donald R. Jones, and grandmother Karen. Memorial services: noon March 18 at Salt Pond. Casual attire.

William Mirafuentes, 50, of Honolulu, a maintenance worker for the city Department of Parks and Recreation, died Sunday in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son William; daughter Jamie; brothers Isaac, Alfred, Joseph and Ricardo, and sisters Adeline Pascua, Patricia De Laura and Leisaac Silva. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Alan Ortiz, also known as "Curtis" or "Tony," 35, of Honolulu died Sunday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Anthony Gabaldon; mother Caroline; brothers Warren Madeira and Russell Lopez, and sisters Earlinda Julian and Denise Dominguez. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Casual attire.

Charles "Chicken" Park, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Navy planner with Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Saturday in Hale Nani Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Russell S.H. and Lowell S.J., and sister Stella S. Hong. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Margaret Sanders, 72, of Waimea, Hawaii and formerly of Pearl City died Friday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by children Gwendolyn K. Ka'ahanui, Glenn Sanders and Lani Uyehara; brother Jerry Ching; sisters Frances Hee, Irene Walburn, Sidney Chang, Sylvia Poyner and Gladys Blondin, and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. tomorrow at First Baptist Church of Pearl City. Call after 5 p.m.

Hardy T. Shimizu, 90, of Hilo, a retired clerk accountant for the state Harbors Division in Hilo, died Thursday in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Honohina, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betty K.; daughters Amy Oshiro, Merle Iwamasa and Marian Shimizu; brother Yoshiaki; sister Fusae Tani, and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Florence K.K. Silva, 56, of Kaaawa died Saturday in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Sachi; former spouse Anthony Pang Kee; sons Leighton "Sumo" and Anthony "Tony" Silva Jr. and Adrian Pang Kee; daughters Natalie Pang Kee and Nadine "Ipo" Kahanu; brothers Arthur and Walter "Bolo" Kahahawai; sister Napua Kahahawai, and nine grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mun Sang Nelson Sue, 74, of Kaneohe, who retired from Pearl Harbor, died Saturday in Castle Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Wendell, Paul, Nathan and Terence; daughter Sheila Sue-Noguchi; a brother; two sisters, and four grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Querico R. Tabbal, 91, of Wahiawa, a retired barber from Camp Smith, Aiea Heights, died Feb. 16 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Fely R.; sons Dennis and Querico Jr.; daughters Diana Harden and Gavina Gonsalves; sister Maria, 10 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. 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.

Imo F. Tauaefa, 71, of Honolulu, a maintenance man for a department of the Samoan government, died Feb. 23. He was born in Alao, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Saina; sons Faalata, Asoono, Motusaga, Apineru, Siolo, David and Moses; daughters Faaoloitaua Lauama, Siloi Vaovasa, Tina Tu'uaga, Eni Tava'e and June Tiapula; brothers Faisiota, Manusina and Manuuli; sisters Naotala, Talameo, Ofoitaufa, Iulia, Mele, Ana, Siloi, Faao'o, Katelina, Fenunuivao and Ioana, 34 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial will be in Alao Village, American Samoa.

Matsu "Tom" Tokishi, 87, of Kahului, Maui, a stevedore at McCabe Hamilton & Renny Co., died last Wednesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by wife Yoshiko "Clara"; sons Thomas and Willie; daughter Janet Ganeko; son Walter; brother Ken; sisters Helen Imazu and Mildred and Peggy Juarez, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eishio Toyama, 78, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter for the state Harbors Division, died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in North Hilo. He is survived by wife Mary S.; sons Asa K., Ethan T., Reuel S. and Kevin Y.; brothers Kenso and William; sister Betty Romano, and two grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masayuki Uyehara, 85, of Mililani, a retired superintendent with Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Co., died last Wednesday in Wahiawa. He was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Linda Y. Nishioka, Mary Ann Enoki and Patsy N. Ching, and a grandson. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the park. Casual attire.

Harry Y. Yonemura, 74, of Kailua-Kona, a Kealakehe School retiree, died Sunday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Keopu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Harry and David; daughters Margaret Okayabashi and Melvin Calipano; brothers Charles and Kenneth; sister Linda Seo; hanai children Mary Carbaloc and Henry Vak, 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's ArcAngel Church. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.



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