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Obituaries

Wednesday, May 10, 2000


Columba A. Afos, 90, of Lihue, Kauai, a former high school teacher in the Philippines, died Friday in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Alfonso; brothers Manuel and Andres; sisters Conchita Castaneda, Soledad Bondame, Colombe Afos and Felicidad Lalin, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Roque A. Agbayani, 81, of Waianae, a retired welder for Pearl Harbor Shipyard, Shop 26, and a Libby's employee, died April 22 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonida; daughters Renee Dela Cruz and Lynn Agbayani; sons Jerry, Warren and Rendell; sisters Mary Clavecillas and Madelaine Kawai; brother Wilson Molina, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow.

Genevieve W. Agee, 86, of Kailua, a retiree of C.S. Wo and Scan Design, died April 25 in Mesa, Ariz. She was born in Scottsbluff, Neb. She is survived by daughters Patricia and Susan Arthur, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Kailua. Casual attire.

Herman K. "Moki" Aipoalani, 46, of Makaha died Saturday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diane; sons Marlin "Keone," Brian "Keala" and Moki "Koizumi"; daughters Isha and Adrianna; brother Henry; sisters Renee Auhoon, Regina Alvarez and Colette Aipoalani, and four grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

'Ano'i M. Baker of Kaneohe, infant daughter of Ellen Marie K. Baker and Stephen H.K. Kalima, died April 30 in Kaneohe. She was born in Kailua. She is also survived by grandparents Maile Kalima and Francis and Susan Baker, and great-grandmother Betty Buck. Private services.

Frank J. Barrett, 52, of Waianae died April 28 in the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in El Paso, Texas. He is survived by companion Valerie Domen; son Frank; mother Christine Rixie, and sister Catherine Espindola. Services pending.

Joseph R. Bucknam V, 80, of Honolulu, a retired commercial airline pilot, died May 1 in Honolulu. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by sons Joseph and Robert; daughters Kimberly Hughes, Maeva Morton, and Joni and Leilani Bucknam; companion Malie Ramsey, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

John K.P. Castro, 59, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a cook for Kona Country Club, died May 1 in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Nancy; son John K.P. Jr.; daughters Luana, Jessica and Catherine; sister Patricia Kamau, and a granddaughter. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church on Alii Drive. Call after 9 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Winston H.P. Ching-Shai, 59, of Honolulu, a retired taxi driver, died Thursday in Straub Hospital. He is survived by mother Patsy; brother Milton, and sister Laverne Wong. Mass: noon Saturday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. No flowers. Casual attire.

Henry F. Chinn, 87, of Honolulu, a retired sheetmetal worker for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Hickam Air Force Base, died April 27 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by several nephews and nieces. Private services.

Leroy E. "Lee" Correa, 60, of Santa Ana, Calif., a branch manager for the U.S. Postal Service in Fountain Valley, Calif., died April 29. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frankie; daughters Jenny and Emily, and brothers Gary, Clifford and John. Services held on the mainland. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Incorrect information was provided for an obituary published May 2.

Benjamin Cummings, 67, of Anahola, Kauai, died Saturday. He is survived by wife Winifred K.; daughter Terrilynn Makanani; sons Benjamin Jr., Ryan D. and Keoki; brothers Lester and Albert; sisters Mae Nakata, Jeanette Delos Reyes and Marjorie Watanabe, and four granddaughters. Services: noon Tuesday at Kapaa Assembly of God Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe, Kauai. Casual attire.

Theresa Gomes, 63, of Wahiawa died Friday in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Theresa E.; sons Jerry-Ross and George-William; sisters Caroline Dudoit, Rosita Valentine, Lenora Hobron and Alvina Young; brother Leonard Eliysares Jr.; mother Rose Kahikina, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Mass: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Augustine Church. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

Matsue N. Grady, 82, of Honolulu died yesterday in St. Francis Hospital-West. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. She is survived by sons Patrick, James and Steven; daughter Cathy Kyman; brother Mitsu Nozaki; sisters Hannah Nozaki and Kazue Takeuchi, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Curtis N. Heen, 85, who died May 2 in Santa Rosa, Calif., is also survived by son Donald. The additional information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Donald J. "Pato" Hernandez, 63, of Wailuku, Maui, a self-employed mason and U.S. Army veteran, died Monday in Tripler Army Hospital. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Sheila; son Donald Jr.; daughters Donna, Sheila, Sherrilyn and Sharon; parents John and Lucille; brothers Leonard and Michael; sisters Rose Del Castillo and Karen Kaneaiakala, and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

Stanley L. Hicom, 55, of Glendale, Calif., died last month at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Philomena Pao Verano; stepfather Jun Verano, and sister Evelyn Igarta. Services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Dr. William J. "Uncle Bill" Hoe, 58, of Honolulu, an area botanist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, died Thursday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by nieces Dr. Rebecca A. Dranetz, Stephanie Hoe Sellner and Margaret S. Hoe and nephew Paul D. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Donations suggested to the American Heart Association, Hawaii Affiliate. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Shirley K. Kala, 63, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, who died May 2 in St. Francis Hospital, will be remembered in memorial services at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Solid Rock Ministries. The additional information for an obituary published Saturday was provided by the mortuary.

David I. Kea, 79, of Honolulu, a merchant marine who received the Combat Bar and Silver Star, died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice; son Paul Andres, and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa's. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial with military honors: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Esther S. Kishimoto, 70, of Honolulu, a retired sales clerk for the former Ala Moana Woolworth's store, died last Wednesday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Noboru "Ben"; son Ben I.; daughter Linda H. Kamiya; brothers Harry M., Thomas T., George T. and Kenneth A. Yamao; sisters Alice F. Lum and Gloria S. Nishimoto, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

Catalino B. Lorenzo, 97, of Honolulu, who died April 23 in Kuakini Hospital, will be remembered in a 7 p.m. service tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and a 9:30 a.m. Mass Friday at St. John the Baptist Church, call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. An incorrect date was provided by the mortuary for the obituary that was published Monday.

Claudio C. Lusano, 74, of Wahiawa, a Dole Plantation retiree with 32 years of service, died April 18 in the Philippines. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Luisa A.; sons Elsimor A., Rico A. and Ernesto A. Lozano; daughters Aida A. Balicoco, Felina A. Ambrocio and Gail A. Lusano; brothers Erapio, Gregorio, Sixto, Victor and Jose Antalan; sisters Maria Coloma, Veronica Buted and Naty Lampitoc, and 11 grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrow Church. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipaio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

Hisashi Matsumoto, 56, of Honolulu, director and senior vice president/branch manager for Kyo-ya Co. Ltd. and Kokusai Kogyo, Honolulu, died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Hitomi; sons Kenichi and Yuji; brothers Masaji, Keiji and Mitsuo, and sisters Yoshie Kanazawa and Hideko Matsumoto. Services: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.

John "Johnny" Medeiros Jr., 66, of Hawi, Hawaii, a ranch consultant for Chalon International of Hawaii, died Saturday at home. He was born in Kapaau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons John III, Robert, Jeffrey, Helix and Steven; daughter Alicia Ramos; brother Harry; sister Lucy Hinokawa, 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Call after 7:30 a.m. Burial: Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Richard N. Mullen, 42, of Mililani died Thursday in Mililani. He was born in Fort Riley, Kan. He is survived by mother Kuualoha Callanan; brother Michael, and sisters Nani-Jay Lavin and Jamie Parker. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Liliuokalani Protestant Church in Haleiwa. Call after 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. No flowers. Casual attire.

Philip K. Paauhau, 80, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, a retired merchant marine, died last Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Honokua, Hawaii. He is survived by stepsons Emory and Scotty Collins; stepdaughters Betty Karrati and Miki L. Nihipali, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Annie K. Tai See's residence, 15-1823 Puakalo Road, Hawaiian Paradise Park. Call after 4 p.m. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Friday at the Veteran's Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Casual attire.

The Rt. Rev. Archimandrite Jules C.E. Riotte, 99, of Waianae, priest of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Chicago and all the West, died Saturday in the Leeward Integrated Health Services. He was born in Dresden, Germany. He is survived by adopted children Lubomyr Luciuk, Elizabeth Easley and the Rev. Philip G. Harmon. Services held. Donations suggested to St. Sophia Ukrainian Catholic Church in Waianae. For information, call Elaine Boswell at 696-2655.

Daniel L. Robinson, 51, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a poet, died May 1 in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Long Beach, Calif. He is survived by sisters Judith A. Neal and Marie Wolny. Private services held.

Jerry L. Rogers, 52, of Honolulu, a member of the Veterans Improvement Program, died April 27 in Honolulu. He was born in Paris Island, S.C. There are no known survivors. Inurnment services: 8:30 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Carmen C. Sanchez, 64, of Kaneohe, a special education teacher at Castle High School, died Sunday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John Jr.; sons John W., Brian R. and Milton G.; daughters Debbie G. Sanchez-Gibbs and Sharleen K. Sanchez; brothers William Jr. and Russell Vallies; sister Janet Welch, 17 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Services: 12:45 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Kailua. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Catherine S. Smith, 87, of Kahului Maui, died Saturday in Hale Makua. She was born in Bethlehem, Pa. She is survived by husband Carl C.; son John Asel; daughter Molly Wilson; sister Susan Abernatha, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services will also be held on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to Selinsgrove Center, P.O. Box 500 Route 522, Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870. No flowers.

John G. Souza Jr., 29, of Nanakuli, a correctional officer at the Oahu Community Correctional Center, died Saturday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents John "Gil" and Lorna "Kim Lan"; sister Johnnalle Keliikipi; brother Kameaike "Ike" Souza-Pauole; fiance Renee Silva, and grandmother Lilliana "Nana" Chun. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 1:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. Saturday at Zablan Beach Park in Nanakuli. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Anita C. Swaringen, 93, of Punaluu died Saturday in Kahuku. She was born in Kannapolis, N.C. She is survived by daughter Sheryl Goody, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Inurnment in North Carolina. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association.

Lorrene J. Talon, 64, of Haiku, Maui, a retired custodian for Makawao Elementary School, died Monday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by mother Rita Tabaco; sons James, Allan, Joseph and Martin; daughter Faith Gallegas; sisters Elsie Talon, Luisa Padron, Teresa Baybayan, Elizabeth Kimura, Margaret Acain and Helen Tabaco; brothers Alfredo, Lawrence and Albert Tabaco; hanai sons Timmy Akina and Kelvin Pico, nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Veterans' Cemetery.

Jimmy Q.V. Tran, 22, of Pearl City, a student, died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by parents Dang V. Tran and Giang T. Ho; sister Thao, and brother Sang. Vietnam Buddhist services: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

Joseph Vea, 61, of Honolulu, who died May 2, will not be having services as published in yesterday's obituary. Services are still pending. Incorrect information was provided by the mortuary.

Frances S. Yamada Nishi, 86, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher for Honpa Hongwanji Mission School, died Thursday in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Nagoya, Japan. She is survived by husband Dr. Masao Nishi; son Stephen Nishi; daughters Claire Kaneshiro and Sylvia Yamada Brown; half brothers Harry, Richard, Sam and Walter Uchida; half sister Grace Tamaye, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. No flowers. Casual attire.



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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