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Obituaries

Wednesday, August 9, 2000


Former symphony
conductor Takeda
dies at 67

Yoshimi K. Takeda, 67, associate conductor of the Honolulu Symphony during the 1960s, died July 24 in Michigan.

Takeda was born in Yokohama, Japan. He graduated from the Tokyo University of Arts and began his American career as a Kulas Fellow with the Cleveland Orchestra's Advanced Training Program for Young Conductors in 1962. After leaving Hawaii, he was music director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra for 25 years from 1974 until last year. He was also music director of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra from 1974 until 1984 and appeared frequently with orchestras in Japan.

He conducted Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" at Blaisdell Center Concert Hall in 1985 and led performances of Beethoven's 9th Symphony in theJapan-U.S. Friendship Holiday Concert at Carnegie Hall in 1996 and 1997.

He is survived by wife Mary Ellen; son Christopher K.; brother Tsuneo; and sister Toshiko Nagasaki. Memorial services will be held in Kalamazoo, Mich. on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, the West Michigan Cancer Center or the University of Michigan Cancer Clinic.

Tapa

Greenwood brought research to
the forefront at UH Manoa

Tapa

Blas D.C. Aguinaldo, 74, of Wahiawa, a Del Monte pineapple retiree, died July 9 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Virginia S. and son Christopher S. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrow Church, 1403 California Ave. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Vicente "Al" Alcesto, 80, of Aiea, died Saturday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Ida; sons William Cababat and Randall Alcesto; daughters Rita Dikito, Joyce Ah Yo and Barbara Visaya; brothers Martin Arcesto and Larry Amas; sisters Rose Pascua, Marcie "Molly" Jones, Connie Suan, Ann Dymtro and Doris Castellino; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Glenn M. Anderson, 82, of Kaneohe died Sunday in Kailua. He was born in Baltimore, Md. He is survived by sons Gary and Richard; daughter Glenn Duffy; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Joseph Apo, 70, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a Korean War veteran, died last Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Milolii, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mary L.; sons Lawrence and Wayde; daughters Sherlene Rosario and Tanya Garcia; brothers Herman and Alex; sisters Violet Kama, Genevieve Medeiros and Eleanor Grace, and 10 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kau Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veteran Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eduardo I. Arrocena, 93, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired laborer for Kekaha Sugar Co., died Sunday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Editha and Anna and two granddaughters. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Shirley B. Bell, 80, of Lihue, Kauai, proprietor for Country Inn, Keoni's Lanai and Bamboo Broiler, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lamars, Iowa. She is survived by husband Stewart; son William J. Barrett; daughters Sue Mahelona and Julie McManus; stepdaughter Wendy Pellegrino; sisters Marge Luschen, Dorothy Dunkar and Mary McDonald, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Lydgate Beach Park. Casual/aloha attire.

Ming W. "Robert" Chun, 78, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired lumber consultant for A&B Commercial, died Monday in the Waimea Care Center. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Hisame; son Kevin; daughter Lisa Nakamoto; brothers Paul, Iga and David; sister Alice Matsumoto, and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hanapepe United Church of Christ, call after 10 a.m.; and 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Johnnie DePortillo, 54, of Wahiawa, died July 24 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Los Angles. He is survived by wife Diane; son John M. Jr.; daughters Janina M., Jeanette M. and Jennie M.; mother Jennie; brothers Peter P. and Ronald D.; sister Patricia Stuckey; and five grandchildren. Service: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Call after 11 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

Agnes C. "Molly" Ellis, 86, of California, formerly of Hawaii, a retired registered nurse with 25 years of service, died Thursday in California. She was born in Chillicothe, Ohio. She is survived by children Robin Ellis and Nancy L. Bryson, and four grandchildren. Memorial services were held on the mainland.

Anna Feigl, 91, of Kailua died last Wednesday in Kailua. She was born in Germany. She is survived by daughter Frieda Young; son Herbert, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Fumiko "Dorothy" Fukushima, 89, of Kahului, Maui, a retired seamstress for Jay's Auto Top Shop, died July 31 in Kula Hospital. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by sons Wallace and Melvin; daughter Janet Shimada; brother Etsuro Makishima, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Service: 5 p.m. Friday at Kahului Hongwanji. Graveside service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Anthony "Zack" Gonzales, 49, of San Diego, a native of Honolulu, a ferrier, died July 6 in San Diego. He is survived by daughters Carrie and Sherrie; father Antone; brothers Gene, Moses, Mathew, Abreham and Billy; sisters Rona Wilson, Toni Ukishima, Patricia Kahapea, Joanne Medeiros, Margaret Gordon and Sunny Kaapana; and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Church, Kailua. Call after 10:30 a.m. Private burial. No flowers.

Cecil T. Hera, 65, of Lanai City, a retired postmaster for the Lanai Post Office and an Air Force veteran, died Monday in Lanai Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Loretta; parents Florentino and Marcelina; sons Robert and Garrett; daughters Jonie Sarme and Denise Hera; brother Roberto; sisters Jeanette Kagawa and Victoria Hera, and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at the ILWUHall on Lanai, call after 5 p.m., and 10 a.m. Saturday at the hall, call after 9 a.m. Burial: Lanai Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

William L. Jackman, 84, of Nanakuli, a Hickam Air Force Base retiree, died Friday in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Forman, N.D. He is survived by son Blaise; daughter Maxine Olaguera; brothers George, Jack, Elwood and Robert; sister Loretta Saxen, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Rita Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

William F. Jones, 83, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department major with 38 years of service, died July 20. He was born in Bridgeton, N.J. He is survived by wife Joyce M.; sons Charles and William F. Jr.; daughters Sandra Chun and Joyce Watts; stepsons Brendan "Tevesi," Darren and Damien Au; stepdaughter Lian Au, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Harvest Chapel, 3650 Waialae Ave. Scattering of ashes: 8:30 a.m. Saturday off Lanikai Beach. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shigeru Kotomori, 96, of Hilo, formerly of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired proprietor of Mountain View Bakery, died Friday in the Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Takeshi, David, Robert, Herbert, Glenn and Gary; daughters Fumiko Nagamine and Lei Ishizu; brothers Albert, Noboru and Wataru; sisters Masuko Otsuka, Tomie Nakamura and Yoshiko Hagino, 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Marian M.H. Lui-Kwan, 80, of Honolulu, died last Wednesday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Stephen; daughter Stephanie Moad; brother Ah Yet Wong, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Patrick Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Fumiyo "Ellen" Nishikawa, 84, of Kailua died Friday in Castle Hospital. She was born in Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Koichi; daughters May Funakura and Jane Yamane, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services: noon Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Aloha attire.

Sueki Oyama, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Meadow Gold Dairy distribution supervisor, died Monday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Kikue "Kay"; son Glenn; daughter Karen Naguwa; brother Tom, and sisters Elaine Suzuki and Barbara Kawakami. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m.

William B. Runyan Jr., 82, of Phoenix, formerly of Hawaii, a 3M Co. retiree, died Sunday. He was born in Dayton, Ohio. He is survived by daughters Cindy Alvarico and Gay Park; son Bill, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held in Arizona.

Rosemary K. Sanay, 44, of Anahola, Kauai, a sales clerk for Smith's Tropical Paradise, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. Kauai. She is survived by husband Gregory "Kila"; daughter Shayda; sons Gregory "Kilaboy" Jr. and Preston; hanai daughter Naomi Kaneholani-Cummings; brothers Herbert, David, George, Billy, Jerry, John, Daniel, Tatiana and Clement Kaneholani; sisters Olinda Higashi, Midge Asai, Miriam Kupihea and Olandra Kaleiohi, and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, Kauai. Call after noon. Burial: Kapaa County Cemetery. Casual/aloha attire.

Shigemori "Mori" Tamanaha, 68, of Wahiawa, a crane operator for Johiro Brothers, died Monday in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Jean; sons Gary, Wesley, Derrick and Ryan; daughter Carrie Yamanouchi; brothers Larry and Shigemasa "Shig"; sisters Yoshino A. Wakukawa and Yoshiko Wardlow, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Euton S.Y. Wong, 68, of Honolulu, owner of Euton Wong CPA firm, died July 31. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sybil C.; sons Clinton and Steven; daughter Melissa Tamura; brothers Lloyd, Stanley, Alton, Albert and Reuben, and sisters Betty Young, Eunice Chang, Norah Chung and Cynthia Lai. Services: 12:45 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Lin Yee Chung Chinese Cemetery, Manoa.

Wah Kong Wong, 89, of Honolulu, a Wing Sing Wo Co. retiree, died Aug. 1 in Straub Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence; sons Alvin G.S. and Albert M.Y.; daughter Cynthia M.H. Sato, and six grandchildren. Chinese Buddhist services with eulogy, 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m., Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Flora M. Yonamine, 51, of Honolulu, a Honowai Elementary School teacher, died Sunday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George; son Brent; daughters Celeste and Angela; father Mori "Agena" Nakamasu; brother Michael Nakamasu, and sisters Cora Morinaga and Lola Shimogawa. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual 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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