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Obituaries

Thursday, March 16, 2000


Marcial "Blu" Balocan, 71, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired construction worker with McBryde Sugar Co., died Tuesday in Wilcox Hospital. He was born in Puhi, Kauai. He is survived by brothers Alejandro and John, and sisters Marcela Maximo, Magdalena Sasaki, Beatrice Ysseldyke and Dorothy Balocan Furtado. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael's Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gerald Clements, 69, of Utah, a retired colonel for the U.S. Air Force, died Tuesday in Utah. He was born in McCloud, Calif. He is survived by wife Edith "LaRae," son Thomas H., daughters Connie Clements-Hayes and Janet Sojot, brother Charles, sister Mike Allen, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Ronald McDonald House, 1970 Judd Hillside Road, Honolulu 96822.

Vernon E. Cross, 82, of Honolulu, a safety director for the U.S. Army, died March 5 in Honolulu. He was born in Kentucky. He is survived by wife Elizabeth, daughter Lea, brother Harold "David Lee" and a grandson. Private services. Donations suggested to American Heart Association.

Andres A. Deparini Jr., 62, of Honolulu died Feb. 26 in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Benjamin Dimaya, Robert Abrisce and Joseph, Daniel and Conrad Deparini; sisters Nancy Giron, Violet Ishikawa and Nina Stephens; and father Andres. Services held.

Riley K. Egusa, infant son of Kim Kidani and Donny Egusa died Monday in Hilo Hospital. He is also survived by grandparents Joy Kidani and Norman Egusa; and great-grandparents Flora Reyes, Haruo and Sumie Kidani, Sakiko Aono and Mitsuo Egusa. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Homelani Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Sinoe M. Finau, 47, of Lahaina, a self-employed mason, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Tonga, he is survived by wife Apitanga, father Viliami Sunia, mother Seliaima, children Tevita and Sataki, six brothers, and six sisters. Call from 6 to 11 p.m. tomorrow at First Assembly of God Life Center. Also from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday at the center. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park.

Toki Fujimoto, 95, of Honolulu and formerly of Koloa, Kauai, died March 4. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Richard, daughter Florence Omura, two granddaughters, and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Edith P.M. Gora, 77, of Haleiwa, a retired federal secretary to the late state representative Joseph Leong, died Feb. 22. Born in Waialua, she is survived by husband Dan "Matsu"; sons Joseph, Michael and Sidney Aki and Guy Gora; daughter Danielle; brothers Kimball and Rupert Chun; sisters Juliette Goo, Winifred Ching and Marvis Peralta; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Liliuokalani Protestant Church. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

Joe Ming Jay, 85, of Honolulu, a retired mechanical engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Tuesday. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by daughters Jo Ann Nelson, Joellyn Blankenship and Jonelle Chikasuye; brother Joe Wai; sister Betty Wong; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

Shigeo Kakumitsu, 79, of Honolulu is survived by sister Mildred Matsumoto. Incorrect information for an obituary published Tuesday provided by the mortuary.

Koki Kochi, 88, of Kahului, a retired chef at Alakea Grill, died Feb. 24 in New Mexico. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by sons Frank K. and Harry M.; daughters Ruth H. Nako, Esther C. Churchwell and Eleanor A. Ahern; brother Kokuji; sisters Yuriko and Shigeko Fukuhara, Sumiko Kamisato and Yukiko Tasato; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Calvin K. Kunukau, 57, of Honolulu died Friday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kehaulani; brothers Alexander, Wallace Jr. and Melvin; and sister Mary Apo. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Oahu Cemetery. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Sally G. Loughead, 71, of Wailea, Maui, died Sunday at home. She was born in Warsaw, N.Y. She is survived by husband James, sons James Jr. and Edward, daughter Elizabeth Thomas, and three grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations suggested to the Crozer Regional Cancer Center, Crozer Chester Foundation, 1 Medical Center Blvd., Upland, PA 19013.

Francis A. "Buzzy" Lyons, 62, of Honolulu will be remembered in services at 9 a.m. Tuesday fronting Outrigger Waikiki on the beach. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. Leis and loose flowers. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Kimiko "Pearl" Matsui, 81, of Wailuku, a retired tour conductor for Trans Hawaiian Tours, died March 5 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Earl, brothers Harry and Ted Umetsu, sisters Mitsuko Tamasaka and Tomiko Joyo, and a granddaughter. Private services.

Lily G. Ojastro, 80, of Honolulu died yesterday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by sons Felipe Jr. and Ramon; daughters Lilia Tackett, Cora Navarro and Luisa Ratonel; sisters Rose Juan and Violet Medina; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Call from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Leopoldo G. Romualdo, also known as "Leo" or "Boldo," 65, of Wahiawa, an employee with Shiraki Farm in Waialua, died March 8 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Rufino and Arthur; daughters Remy Arreola, Julita Bowers and Rene Romualdo; brothers Alejandro, Victor and Pedro; sisters Luisa Lusano, Virginia Macam and Rizalina Duque; and seven grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Casual attire.

Irene Rust, also known as Renee Post, 85, of Honolulu, a writer, died last Thursday in Honolulu. She was born in Pittsfield, Mass. She is survived by sister Dora La Flamme; daughters Joan Riddell, Sandy Smith, Sharon Lenway and Kathy Bernal; sons Robert and David; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland. No flowers.

Marcela P.E. Sagun, 51, of Kihei died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Gordon E.; sons Gordon E. Jr. and Gerardo E.; daughters Roxanne Sinenci, Regina Santos and Ramona Sagun; brothers Wally and Ernie Enovijas; sisters Margie Orwig, Yolanda Milani and Rosie Sugimoto; and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 8 a.m. to noon. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dorothea K. Sonoda, 95, of Wahiawa, died last Thursday at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughter Harriet K. Uyeda, three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Yoshiko Takitani, 99, of Wailuku, a Japanese schoolteacher, died March 7 in Hale Makua. She is survived by daughter Julia Kusumoto, four grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Private services.

Rufina "Ruth" Terrenal, 91, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired nurse with Mahelona Hospital, died Tuesday in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Andres B.; sons Edward, Richard, Albert and Walter Emil; daughter Ruth R. Younggren; sister Rosita Deang; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Ellen K.L.C. Wong, 93, of Honolulu, died March 6 in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by son Norman Tam, daughters Doreen Soler, Donna Tam and Diane Reyneker, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. Inurnment: Hawaiian Memorial Park.



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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