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Obituaries

Wednesday, May 24, 2000


Noboru "Nobu" Agena, 58, of Kula, Maui, owner of Shore to Shore Realty Inc., died Friday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kula. He is survived by mother Kameyo; brothers Tadashi, Shigeto, Kazuo and Minoru, and sisters Lorraine M. Teruya and Harriet S.A. Taniguchi. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire.

Yaeko "Katy" Bishop, 72, of Kailua died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons James A. Kupuka'a and Charles S. Jr. and John Bishop; daughters Margie Wilson and JoAnn Denaher, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Nathan H.K. Blevins, 77, of Laie, a retired electrical supervisor with the Planning and Electrical Department for the Public Works Center at Pearl Harbor, died May 15. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsie A.; sons Brigham, Joseph and Nathan "Nate" Jr.; daughters Wendy Sing, Lynn Villaverde and Ann Zao; brother James; sisters Margaret Huss and Fannie Meyers, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie First Ward. Call from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

George M. De Costa, 80, of Honolulu is also survived by three grandchildren. The information adds to that included in an obituary published Monday.

Pablo "Captain" Estrada, 91, of Life Care Center of Hilo, a weaver of lauhala hats at Kona Inn Shopping Village, died May 16 in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in the Philippines. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Alae Cemetery.

Vaitoelau N. Faleao, 62, of Honolulu, a laundry presser at Young Laundry, died May 7 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Manua, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Malouamaua; sons Floyd D. and Malo Jr.; daughters Vaimasina Iuta, Aloha Tolai, Joann Faleao and Barbara Christian; brothers Laeli, Saitia and Ifomalo Tunupopo, and 24 grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Pacific Islander United Methodist Church, 2106 Palolo Ave. Call from 9 a.m. to noon. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Filomena D. Fernando, 84, of Honolulu died April 9 at home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Renato and Oscar; hanai daughter Estelita Borillo; brothers Francisco D. Cruz and Valeriano and Romulo Dela Cruz; sisters Julia Deal Cruz, Magdalena Batacan and Margarita Mapano, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: noon Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Solidad Francisco, 73, of Honolulu died Friday in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lico; daughters Norma Gorion, Gloria Nahinu, Catherine Burton, Patricia Abragar, Judith Lum and Sandra Duenas; brothers Peter and Esmael Empenio; sister Trinidad Santiago, 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Francis P.M. Gora, 77, of Alewa, a retired U.S. Customs inspector, died May 9. He is survived by wife Rita N. Makini; children Francine, Keoua, Nohea, Imiola, Pua, Kuumea and Pi'imauna Gora and Lawrence Kealiioluolu; brother Walter C., and 15 grandchildren. Mass: noon Saturday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Ellen K.A. Johnson, 70, of Athens, Ala., a retired factory worker at Prestolite in Decatur, Ala., died May 16 in Athens-Limestone Hospital. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Margaret E. Perry and Sharon Naves; sons Edward R., Charles W., Gregory M. and Timothy W.; stepmother Margaret Alapai; sisters Hazel DeGuair, Ivy Kizler and Velma Kauahi; hanai sister Margaret Jose; brothers Raymond, Herbert K., Ralph and John Alapai; hanai brother Wayne Kahulamu, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Kahaluu Park small pavilion. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Thomas A. Jones Jr., 75, of Kailua, a stockbroker with Prudential Securities, died May 16. He was born in Edgeton, Ky. He is survived by brother Cecil Tucke II; sister Anita Meade; daughter Laura, and son Thomas. Services: 1:45 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 12:30 p.m. Inurnment: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation or to a favorite charity.

Juanita M. Jover, 61, of Ewa Beach died last Wednesday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Domingo; daughter Margie "Shirley" Agapito; brothers Anselmo and Antonio Marzan, and sisters Teodora Ramos and Felipa Dulay. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Haruko Kajiwara, 79, of Hilo and formerly of Naalehu, a retired employee of Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp., died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Kenneth, Glen and Lance; brothers Sam, Lincoln and Arthur Yoshida; sisters Violet Teramoto, Mitsuru Shimaoka, Yukiko Yoshida, Alice Honda and Sarah Morimoto, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Garrett L. Kaleimamahu, was the infant son of Gary W. Kaleimamahu and Larisa Ann Candelario. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Anna C. Kanae, 74, of Waimanalo will be buried at noon Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Burial information in the obituary published Monday was incorrect.

Katherine A. Knight, 72, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Honolulu, died Sunday in Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. She was born in Sanford, N.C. She is survived by brothers Floyd L. "Dudley" Jr. and John A. Services on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to the First Presbyterian Church of Sanford, 203 Hawkins Ave., Sanford, NC 27330, or Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Ruth S. Larsen, 89, of Honolulu died May 1 in Kauai Veterans Hospital. She was born in Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers Rupert and Ronald Saiki, and sisters Minerva Hayakawa and Leinani Lum. Private services.

Hanayo I. Lau, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired cafeteria worker at Kauluwela Elementary School, died last Wednesday at home. She was born in North Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Thomas K.F.; daughters Linda L. Kleckner, Aileen F.Y. Jackson-Solari and Thelma F. Lum; brother Stanley S. Imada, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Carole Madera, 68, of Honolulu died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in Kalopaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Clarence "Mack"; sons Michael Mexia and Byron Almachar; daughter Erenna Duran; brothers Salvador and Cyrio Hinol; sisters Magdalena Contreras, Gladys Molina, Elizabeth Centeno and Patricia Canianes, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

Marlene Marciel, 59, of Hilo, Hawaii, an executive secretary for the Hawaii State Teachers Association, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Bazine, Kan. She is survived by husband Al; daughters Julie Rozzi and Kelli Marciel; mother Martha Yaeger; brother James Yaeger, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Christ Lutheran Church. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society. Casual attire.

Mary K. "Mele" Martin, 71, of Kahului, Maui, a self-employed lei maker, will be remembered in a celebration of life at noon Saturday at Keawala'i Church. The additional information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Chiyome Maruyama, 90, of Aloha, Ore., died April 5 in Beaverton, Ore. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Robert; daughter Jane Wooley; brother Masao Watanabe, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Vivian L. McGuire, 82, of Honolulu, a retired communication supervisor for Indianapolis Power and Electric Co., died last Wednesday in the Ponds at Punaluu. She was born in Spencer, Ind. She is survived by daughter Patti J. Lyons and two grandchildren. Private services.

Jay M. Nartates, 21, of Wailuku, Maui, a detailer for Enterprise Car Rental, died May 13 at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by companion Angela Kama; son Tyler Kama-Nartates; parents Felipe and Rosita; brothers Joyful M. and Jetro M.; sister Jonalyn, and grandmother Catalina Manlansing. Eulogy: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Call again from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Entombment: Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Rosaline K.A. "Nani" Olpindo, 77, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired housekeeper with the former Kona Inn and Keauhou Beach hotels, died Monday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kona. She is survived by son Richard; sisters Evangeline K. Macatiag, Hilda K. Keanaaina and Elizabeth "Sweetie" Ako, and a grandson. Services: 9 a.m. tomorrow at South Kona Assembly of God Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kiyoto "Kiyo" Omoto, 72, of Pearl City, a retired mechanic for the Dole can plant, died Saturday at home. He was born in Kaumana, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ayako "Yvonne"; sons Glenn K. and Darren Y.; brothers Kiyomi and Harry; sisters Yoshimi Takai, Itsuko Murakami, Fumie Nakagawa and Violet and Lillian Omoto, and a grandson. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yukichi "Joe" Oshiro, 74, of Seattle, a retired aeromachinist with Boeing, died March 9. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Helene; sons Gordon, Wendell, Melvin and James; daughters Bonita Slabe, Gail Oshiro, Sandra Prescott and Karen Oshiro; brothers Hideo, William, Ronald, Kiyoshi and Fred; sisters Yoshiko Oshiro, Doris Kaneshiro, Carol Matsumura and Grace Sato, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Rosaline "Saline" Plunkett, 62, of Hauula, a teacher at Hauula Elementary School, died Friday in Honolulu. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by sons William H. Ku III and Ikaika A. Plunkett; sisters Anita Kahana and Jeanette Lopez; brothers David, Anthony and Peter DeGuzman, and three grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hauula Cemetery. Casual attire.

Juana M. Romero, 64, of Waianae died May 13 in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Rudy Jr., John, Joseph and Michael; daughter Michelle Murillo; companion Edward Carter; brothers Chris and John Estrada; sister Ruth Carbaloc, and 11 grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private burial.

Robert T. Shimizu, 81, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter for Hawaiian Dredging and Construction, died May 11 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother James and sister Jeanette Tanouye. Private services.

Fujie Sugimoto, 79, of Kahului died Monday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Noboru "Rocky"; son David; daughter Carole Mae Makanui; brothers Kinji and Yukio Fukutomi, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Elton I. "Sham" Sumida, 48, of Wailuku, Maui, a district supervisor for Food Pantry Ltd., died Monday at home. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Arlene; son Justin T.; daughter Jennifer T.; brothers Randall I. and Kent I., and grandmother Kaname. Call from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yoshio "Barney" Tengan, 76, of Kailua, a retired teacher at Hauula Elementary School, died Monday in Aloha Nursing Home. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Sadako; brothers Takejiro, Eishin, James and George, and sisters Harue Imaoka, Alice Kitazaki and Sueko Suzuki. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Francisco "Cisco" Urbanozo, 91, of Kapehu, Hawaii, a retired laborer for the former Theo H. Davies Sugar Co., died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Melvin and Kenneth; daughters Nancy Urbanozo and Anita Urbanozo-De Motta, and 10 grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

Dr. Carl Chi Sun Wai, 74, formerly of Honolulu, died May 15 in Pleasant Hill, Calif. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Marilyn; son Stephan; daughters Nancy Wijaranakula and Judy Goldgruber; sisters Jean Thom and Susie Kop, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 9 a.m. Friday in front of the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel. Aloha attire. No flowers.



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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