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Obituaries

Thursday, March 30, 2000


Bessie M. Adams, 89, of Honolulu, died Friday. Born in Richland, Mich., she is survived by children James K. and Gloria Adams, Bette Harrington, Gary Lipetzky and Irobela Wreagh; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Celebration: 2 p.m. Saturday at Unity Church, 3608 Diamond Head Circle. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Unity Church or other charity.

Mary Ah Tou, 77, of Kailua, died Tuesday at home. She was born in Honomu. She is survived by sons Elmer and Franklin Lau; daughter Laraine Kaya; brothers Calvin and Thomas Nakano; sisters Daisy Hamaishi, Mildred Coulam and Ella Hara; and three grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary in Honolulu and 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary in Hilo. Call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. and 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Richard B. Baker, 84, of Hilo, a retired worker with the former Sheraton Waiakea Village, died March 22 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Bethany, Mo, he is survived by wife Katherine V.; son Richard B. Jr.; daughters Beverly Ann McCall and Shirley Jean Araujo; brother Jonas; sisters Ada Elgin, Irene Forshe, Cleva Wilkes and Martha Seppi; and six grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lydia N.H. Baron, 82, of Honolulu, a retired dispatcher with California Highway Patrol, died March 19 in Kahuku Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clarence "Shippy" Kealoha; sister Eva Simerson; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial held in California.

Dory G. Cabagbag, 69, of Waipahu, died March 6 in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in Isabela, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Steve C., son Lyndon G., daughter Shirley G., sister Conchita Fermin, and a granddaughter. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Clarence Y.M.G. Chow, 71, of Kawela, Molokai, a philanthropist, died Sunday in Honolulu. He was also a social worker, probation officer and entrepreneur. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hilary; sons Chris, Guy, Dean, Bart and Ames; daughters Kui, Moani and Malu; mother Charlotte Speybrook; brother Charles; sisters Charlotte Sexton and Florence Phillip; 30 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Sophia Catholic Church on Molokai and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools. Aloha attire.

Ricarte A. "Carte" Dela Cruz, 75, of Waipahu died March 10 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Salvacion G., daughters Darlene Ragasa and Yolanda D. Raquepo, sons Ricarte "Ricky" Dela Cruz Jr. and Fernando Juan, sisters Lucrecia Dela Cruz and Ester Corpuz, and four grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Clarence H. Hashimoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed hog raiser, died last Thursday in Kuakini Geriatric Care. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mieko, son Ronald G., brother Taichi, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Gerald R. Heffelfinger Jr., 52, of Honolulu, died last Thursday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by daughter Alicia, sisters Ruth Hozaki and Sandra and brother James. Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Kawaikui Park, across from Hawaii Loa. Casual attire.

Adam "Tycobb" R. Jordan, 85, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a longshoreman, died Tuesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kalaheo. He is survived by wife Helen G.; sons Robert, Lawrence and James; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Service: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Call from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

David C. Laxson, 59, of Honolulu, a city deputy corporation counsel, died Monday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Martha, daughters Elizabeth Kimberly and Sarah Maloy, and brother John. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Clement's Episcopal Church. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, 1233 20th St., Suite 402, Washington D.C. 20036.

Thomas T. Sakamoto, also known as "Choo Choo," 77, of Kaneohe, a retired proprietor of Sakamoto Television Repair Service, will be remembered in services 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. He died in Queen's Hospital after a car accident Saturday. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Mary; sons Garrett T., Donald K. and Curtis M.; daughter Danielle Maeda; brother Ernest Y.; sisters Asako Nakamura, Irene H. Wakabayashi and Grace H. Tsukamoto; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Irene M. "Renee" Sellers, 80, of Waianae, died Friday. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Robert K.; sons Reynold Mershon, Paul, Robert, Carl and Billy Christensen and Robert J. Sellers; daughters Ocie Kuhaulua and Lillian Armitage; hanai sons Melvin and Donald McComber and Benny Abadilla; brother Paul Blakemore; 29 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Service: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Burial: noon Sunday at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire.

Mary P.W. Shaw, 76, of Hilo, died Friday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons George U. and Michael M. De Mello, John J. Shaw and William Z. McCarter; daughters Melody L. De Mello, Shawna Marie W. and Naomi L. Shaw, Christine I. Naito and Sherrie Hudson; sister Esther K. McClellan; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Alice S.M. Spencer, 80, of Maui, and formerly of Pearl City, a retired cafeteria supervisor for the state, died Saturday on Maui. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Alfred Lyman and John Spencer; daughter Verdetta Hawkins; brothers William and Ernest Lau; sisters Elsie Kealoha, Mabel Chock and Edith Reyes; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to followat Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Shoo Tsin K. Tseu, 104, of Honolulu, a school teacher in the Kauai and Oahu school districts, died March 19 in Honolulu. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Winifred S.L.T. Ego, son Dr. Theodore K.L., sister Ruth Kau, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

Edward H. "Braddah" Vierra, 71, of Anahola, Kauai, a retired pest control foreman with the Sheraton Hotel in Honolulu, died Monday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Damiana; daughters Marlene Morris and Paula "Nani" Silva; brothers Duncan Vierra and Gino Zablan; sisters Alice Espeleta, Lurline Hope and Harriet Vierra; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Gerald E. Wilson, 65, of Lahaina, Maui, a retired deputy warden for the state of Pennsylvania, died last Thursday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Huntingdon, Pa. He is survived by wife Ruth Ann; son Gerald; daughters Darlene Dorfi and Teresa Kukahiko; brothers Harvey, James and Barry; sisters Shirley Chapman, Joyce Parsons and Carol Weaverling; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Eiro Yamada, 77, of Kaneohe, will be remembered in services 1 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after noon. He died in Queen's Hospital after being struck by a car Saturday. He is survived by wife Alice; sons Russell and Ronald; daughter Susan Scott; mother Oka; brothers Masaru, Francis and Kenneth; sisters Patsy Kataoka, Jane Hirata and Jean Kihara; and two grandchildren.

Tyler M. Yanagisawa, infant son of Lane M. and Marvis M. died Sunday in Kapiolani Hospital for Women and Children. He is also survived by grandparents Lawrence Masato, Carol T. Yanagisawa and Yukie Oye. Services: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Kamuela Hongwanji. Call after 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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