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Obituaries

Saturday, May 20, 2000


Joseph Almeida, 90, of Waipahu, a retired federal worker, died Friday at home. He was born in Kohala, Kauai. He is survived by wife Mary; son Clifford; daughter Geraldine Tomlinson; sister Rose Borges; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Nettie K. Amano, 68, of Aiea died May 5. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald; son Dean; brother Albert Yamaguchi; and sister Elizabeth Takahashi. Private services.

Michael S. Batungbacal, 46, of Honolulu, a teacher at Moanalua High School, died May 12 in Honolulu. He was also a kayaking head coach at Iolani School. He was born in Westfield, Mass. He is survived by wife Norma J. Santiago-Batungbacal; sons Aaron "Makana Akua" and Matthew "Duke" or "Wailoa"; mother Nancy Bagor; grandmother Carmen; sisters Freida Jo Tisalona and Roberta Ann Bagor; and hanai daughter Ariane "Kanani" Costa. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. May 27 at Iolani School. Call after 9 a.m. Reception to follow. Parking on baseball field. Enter only on Laau Street. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Eloise Ann Chinn, 79, of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Hawaii, died Tuesday in Fountain West Health Center. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa. Private burial.

David K. Gacusana, 64, of Provo, Utah, who retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Postal Service, died May 13 in Utah Valley Regional Hospital. He was born in Opihikao, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Juanita "Nita"; sons David Jr. and Karl L.; daughters Vicky Cottle and Michelle White; brothers Wendell, Delencey J. and Melvin; sister Maring "Connie"; father Venancio; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services on the mainland.

W. Robert "Bob" Harrell Jr., 69, of Mililani, a retired Army colonel, died Tuesday. He was born in Laurel, Miss. He is survived by wife Betty; son Bill; and sister Betty Bass. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Maria M. Hart, 83, of Honolulu died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Akron, Ohio. She is survived by sons Joseph, John and Michael; daughters Maria McNichol and Mimi Harris; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu 96817.

Ruth L. Hasenstab, 83, of Port Orchard, Wash., a retired elementary schoolteacher, died May 9. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by a daughter and grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. May 28 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Sue S. Kajioka, 94, of Aiea, a retired forelady for Dole Pineapple Cannery, died Wednesday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Olowalu, Maui. She is survived by sister Tsuruyo Maelua; 13 grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Yoshio Kibota, 96, of Wahiawa, who retired from Dole Pineapple Co., died Sunday in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by sons Edwin Y., Clarence Y. and Melvin Y.; daughters Ruth R. Isobe, Vera F. Tsurumaki and Verna S. Fujiwara; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Fergus "Gus" Kirkpatrick, 53, of Big Bear Lake, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, a photographer and artist, died April 26 at home. He was born in Greenwich, Conn. He is survived by wife Venus; son Ian T.; and daughter Katherine G. Services held.

Romulo C. Mauricio, 54, of Waipahu, who retired from the U.S. Navy, died Thursday in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Gertrudis A.; son Romy J.; daughter Crystal Lynn; brother Edmund C.; and sisters Veneranda M. Mendoza, Norma M. Legaspi and Nenita M. Mondonedo. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Brian K. McQuerrey, 56, of Uncasville, Conn., professor emeritus at the University of Colorado, Boulder, died April 24 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Katharine; sons Ethan and Nicholas; sister Sharon Park-Mulvee; brother Eric Park; and a grandchild. Private services.

John J. Merrick, 72, of Waianae, a retired aircraft mechanic for the U.S. Navy, died May 10 in Waianae. He was born in New Haven, Conn. He is survived by son Eugene W. Barnes; former wife Dora Aio; and a grandchild. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Rueben Kee Mun, 78, of Honolulu, a retired boat builder at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Wednesday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Roberta; sons Russell and Stephen; brother Robert; sisters Helen Chang and Emma Arakaki; and two granddaughters. Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Michael K. Nakaahiki, 86, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired truck driver with Kekaha Sugar Co., died Wednesday in Wilcox Hospital. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Minnie; sons Michael Jr. and Lambert; daughters Mary Ah Quin and Doris Viloria; brothers Libert, Benjamin and Kenneth; 23 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kekaha Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Cleto P. Pagala, 78, of Ewa Beach, who retired from Oahu Sugar Plantation, died May 10 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Manuela F.; son Dennis; daughters Estrelita Galutira, Aurora Mata and Teresita Lewis; brother Jesus; sisters Maria Daguimol, Pacita Peralta, Florencia Guillermo and Azucena Magdirila; 11 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Mass: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Concepcion Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Dale N. Petersen, 82, of Pohai Nani , a small-business accountant with General Business Services, died Tuesday in Kaneohe. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by wife Ruth E.; son Egon; daughter Lisa; and a granddaughter. Memorial services: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Pohai Nani Retirement Community. Private scattering of ashes at sea.

Albert K. "Kama" Pililaau, 73, of Waianae died May 13 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by two daughters, three brothers and two sisters. Wake services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Agrifina "Nana Insa" Queja, 77, of Ewa Beach died May 9. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sister Caridad; sons Florderico, Norberto, Virgilio, Eliseo, Manuelito, Orlando and Sabino Jr.; daughters Ermelinda Queja, Merlina Gallardo, Edonna Abella and Alma Subia; 21 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Joanne C. Wilcox Reden, 70, formerly of Honolulu, died May 13. She was born in DeKalb, Ill. She is survived by daughters Dorothy Neifert and Deborah Reden; son Stanley; stepson Mark; sister Sharon Olson; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances suggested to Sutter Roseville Hospice, 1836 Sierra Gardens, No. 130, Roseville, CA 95661.

Cortney M. Silva, 65, a retired master sergeant from the U.S. Army, died May 7 in Las Vegas. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Claire Aloha; sons Leonard, Cortney Jr. and Cory; daughters Coryene Lum and Nolli Riordan; sisters Maxine Souza and Violet Patterson; brothers Paul, Morris, John and Raymond; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. May 31 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Eugene R. "Shorty" Stevens, 64, of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Hawaii, is survived by sons Robert, Eugene and Alan Stevens Kia. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Anita H. Vegas, 68, of Eleele, Kauai, died May 13 at home. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by husband John M.; daughters Cindy Ortiz, Joann Kawaguchi, Jerrylynn Rivera and Lona Vegas; sister Mary Rio; and nine grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Call after 9 a.m. No graveside services.

Virginia M. Velasco, 53, of Honolulu died Sunday in Honolulu. She was born in Cebu, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Remegio F.; son Napoleon; daughters Angelyn Velasco and Jocelyn De Leon; father Blas Melgo; brothers Generoso, Blas Jr. and Victor Melgo; and sisters Elisa Pilapil and Carmen Deano. Mass: 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Church. Call from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Cremation to follow.



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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