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Obituaries

Saturday, March 18, 2000


Melvin N. Borngraver, 83, of Lahaina, a retired steel worker for the Wisconsin Steel Co., died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was also a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by daughters Nancy Crossland and Karen Bocek; sister Elaine Strubel; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. tomorrow on the the beachfront lawn of the Kahana Reef Condominium, 4471 Lower Honoapiilani Highway in Kahana. Call after 5:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow. Casual or beach attire.

Lester De Pesa, 88, of Honolulu, a retired chief petty officer of the U.S. Navy, died Wednesday in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Randolph, Mass. He is survived by brother Paul and sisters Adeline Di Rico, Helen Zona, Ruth McMahon and Alyce Howard. Services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Janice A. "Jake" Estavillo, 59, of Honolulu died Tuesday in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Abraham; daughters Nora Antonio and Lenny and Lianne Estavillo; sons Darren and Ryan; sisters Emily Medeiros, Frances Asing and Lucinda Tabanera; brothers Walter, Samuel and Arthur Kaneakua; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 5 p.m. today at Kakaako Park. Casual attire.

Stanley W. "Stanford" Farias, 61, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a machine operator for Lihue Plantation, died Tuesday in Wilcox Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by sons Darrell, Anthony and Stanley Jr.; daughter Caprice; brothers Dennis, Frank Jr. and Antone; sister Marie; mother Ida K. Dar; and nine grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Call from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Carmela V. Figueroa, 90, of Waipahu, a retired supervisor with Dole Cannery, died March 11 in Island Nursing Home. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. She is survived by sons Harold and Manuel; daughter Helen Hilacion; brothers Ignacio, Manuel, John and Luciano Perez and Joseph; sister Helen; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Services: Noon Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Sabas T. Jamito, 88, of Hilo, a retired longshoreman, died Thursday in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Mary K.; daughter Liwanag Jaquias; sisters Asonsion Blasco and Leonisa Rayoan; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Hatsue Kawabata, 87, of Lahaina, a retired laundry worker at Hilton Hotel, died yesterday in Hale Makua. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Tsutomu and son Wallace. Services: 4 p.m. Monday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire.

Tommy Morita, 80, of Pearl City will be remembered in services April 2 at Jikoen Temple, 1731 N. School St. RSVP by Thursday. Call Dr. Mitchel Shimamura at 847-8087. Additional information for an obituary published Feb. 19 provided by the family.

Lucila R. Reyno, 70, of Wahiawa died Tuesday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Tomas R. and Ted R; daughter Agnes Nerida; brothers and sisters in the Philippines; and five grandchildren. Mass: Noon Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrow Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Lorenzo E. Robles, 90, of Honolulu died Tuesday. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Esther; sons Stanley and Clifford Shin; daughters Judith Lee, Frances Fukumitsu and Sandra Dorsey; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Dorothy Y.A. Tanaka, 82, died Feb. 29 in San Jose, Calif. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Herbert and Howard; daughter Linda Bazett; and five grandchildren. Services held.



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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