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Obituaries

Friday, March 31, 2000


Emilio B. Aguilar, 57, of Makakilo, who retired from the U.S. Navy, died Monday. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He also worked at Schofield Barracks and Tripler Hospital. He is survived by former spouse Irma L.; son Emilio Jr.; daughters Emma Lenchanko, Josephine Yenke, Melfrances Dizon, Rosemary Nakama and Emily Aguilar; brothers Joseph and Angelito; sisters Jolita Valencia, Delores Hameister and Milagros Otsuka; and seven grandchildren. Wake service: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Jude's Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude's Church. Call after 10 a.m. Committal service: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert Y. Arakaki, 70, of Honolulu, a retired electronics technician at Pearl Harbor, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Akiko; daughters Claire, Susan and Margret; brother Dr. Edwin; and sister Patsy Yonamine. Private services.

Trevor A. Bagorio, infant son of Antonio Bagorio and Jeanette Aranda, died Wednesday in Kapiolani Hospital. He is also survived by grandparents Maximo and Virginia Gandeza and Victory and Raquel Aranda; and great-grandparents Floro and Flora Aguinaldo and Eusebio Aranda. Services: noon tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Cornelio C. Cariaga, 93, of Lihue, a mill attendant for Lihue Sugar, died Tuesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Monica A., son Leo, daughter Moneli, brother Pedro, sister Marciana Tumaneng, and hanai daughter Kim Look Chang. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Pearl Y. Chang, 64, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher from Honoka'a, Waialua and Pauoa elementary schools, died Monday. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sister Mildred Tain and nephew Nathan Tain. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Kalihi Union Church. Burial: 2 p.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples.

Pilar V. De Leon, 89, of Lihue, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Manila. She is survived by son Armando; daughters Erlinda Mescallado and Yolanda Fabian; grandsons Frederick and Marcus Fabian; 15 other grandchildren in the Philippines; and great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. next Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Burial: Kalapaki Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Michelle Ann De Mello, 31, of Kailua, died Saturday in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother and stepfather Patricia and Ed Santos; father Harry; brothers Brian and Chad De Mello and Kalani Santos; sisters Yvette Santos and Nichole Watson; and grandmother Hattie Colis-Vargas. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

William H. Dorrance V, 78, former chief of aerodynamics at the University of Michigan Aeronautical Research Center, died Tuesday in Lanikai. He was also a scientist, executive, historian and author of several history books on Hawaii including "Oahu's Hidden History." He was born in Highland Park, Mich. He is survived by wife Janet R.; daughters Cynthia Goetz and Rebecca Thornton; sons William H. and Jay B.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial services and celebration: 5 p.m. Monday on Lanikai Beach, Kaiolena Drive entry. Donations suggested to Kauai Historical Society, P.O. Box 1718, Lihue, HI 96766.

Kimiyo Enoki, 77, of Honolulu, a retired general helper for 7-Up Bottling Co., died March 21 in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by brothers William, Albert, Isami and Harry Tsuji; and sisters Helen Ikeoka and Thelma Katsuki. Private services.

Manuel M. "Espin" Espindola Jr., 72, of Waianae, who retired from the city, died March 22. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Grace; son Manuel III; daughters Gracie and September Espindola, October Bustillos and Pakalana Downs; sisters Ethel Robinson, Katherine Medeiros, Carol Marques and Aileen Angelo; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Scattering of ashes: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at casting spot, across from Nanakuli McDonald's Restaurant.

Alexander F. Fernandes, 70, of Honolulu, who retired from Hawaiian Electric Co., died last Friday in Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by sons Michael A. and Anthony V.; five grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Francis M. Fernandez, 71, of Waipahu, a retired licensed practical nurse, died March 21 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Martina Ruiz, Tacia Bowers and Marie L. Drose. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Hisayo Furukawa, 81, of Wahiawa died March 14 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. She is survived by daughters Jeannie Goo, Diane Iwasaki, Susan Chikazawa and Shirley Furukawa; brothers Tatsuo and Daniel Fujimoto; sisters Shizuno and Sanae Fujimoto, Fumie Yoshida and Hatsue Kunihisa; and six grandchildren. Private services.

John Kabasawa, 83, of Waianae, who retired from Hawaiian Electric Co., died March 17 at home. He was born in Papaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lillian; sons Paul and Wayne; daughters Nancy Kabasawa and Betty Merryman; sister Mitsue Murakami; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Reynolds K. "Speedy" Kama, 58, of Waianae, a truck driving instructor for trucking firms, died March 10 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by Valorie H.; sons Randall I.K., Reynolds K. Jr., Rennick R.K. and Rallin K.; daughters Reynola C.P. and Reynette H.P.; brothers Joe and Leonard Kama; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

Quintin S.H. "Q" Meheula, 37, of Waipahu, a dirt bike racer and water sportsman, died Sunday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Shawn-Ikaika and Christopher; mother Chiquita; fiancee Melissa Cambra; brothers Harold, Stanford and Dino; sisters Harolyn Morgenstein, Quinna Meheula and Gina Meheula-Manuel; and father Harold Sr. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Kahuku Motor Cross Track. Casual attire.

Elaine Y. Muraoka, 48, of Mililani died March 20. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Floyd, mother Aiko Takamori, brother Jason H. Takamori, and daughter Lianne N. Takamori. Private services.

Aki Okamura, 101, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Yamaguchi, Japan. She is survived by son Raymond A.; daughters Betsy T. Shishido, Nancy A. Hiraoka, Alice M. Ogawa, Sally T. Takemori and Judy K. Miyamoto; sisters Hatsue Nagata and Sueko Harada; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Reception to follow. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

George M. Oshiro, 79, of Waianae, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Edna Y.; sons Douglas T. and Peter H.; daughters Judith T. Root, Laura T. Johnson, Frances E. Okamura, Faye S. Canonigo and Kiyono Streich; brothers Kiichi, Hideo and Yoshi; sisters Chiyoko Oshiro, Betty Ono and Amy Sakihama; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Wake services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kirita Peter, 78, of Kona, Hawaii, died Monday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in the Marshall Islands. She is survived by sons Harry, Baliken, Jonithen and Antonio Jackson; daughters Bumko Lukes, Sitela Mark, Merly Luther, Ruthen Saimon and Merlita Jackson John; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services: 8 a.m. tomorrow at Mokuaikaua Church on Alii Drive. Casual attire. No flowers.

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. April 8 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Elizabeth B. Saunders, 77, of Jefferson, Colo., who was in retail sales, died Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lamar, Colo. She is survived by sons Jerry Vigil and Mark S. and Kevin J. Agripino; daughters Roberta Moreno and Linda Agripino; brother Ernest Perez; sister Margaret Rivera; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services held.

Isao "Isa" Shigaki, 68, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a retired machinist for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died Wednesday at home. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nina; sons Ivan and Ira; daughter Heidi Nakagawa; brothers Al, George and Don; sisters Sumiko Ikegami and Betty Muramaru; and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Fusae Shinohara, 87, of Honolulu is also survived by son Miles Hashida. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday provided by the mortuary.

Dorothy A. Vierra, 75, of Las Vegas and Kailua-Kona, died March 10 in Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas. Born in Kekaha, Kauai, she is survived by sons John Jr., Irvine and George L.; daughters Joann Reyes and Theresa Mc Clendon; brothers Albert, John and Joe Andrade and Roy Costa-Ayres; sister Ethel Jardin;, 17 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Prayers over ashes: 10 a.m. Wednesday at 94-1158 Lumikula St. in Waipahu. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church in Hilo. Burial: Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Sandra M. Vonwerssowetz, 57, of Eleele, Kauai, in computer graphics, died last Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Tennessee. She is survived by daughter Sheryl Sarkoff; mother Jeanette; brothers Richard, Larry and Chris; sister Linda Boster; and a grandchild. Services at a later date.

Vaimoana Williams, 84, of Pearl City died last Friday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Western Samoa, she is survived by sons John, Fred, Jim, Laki, Max, Happy, Kelly and Tony; daughters Mary Otemai, Level Naufahu, Violet Flannery and Singer Moore; 49 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Ole Ierusalema Fou, 616 School St. Call after 4 p.m.



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