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Obituaries

Thursday, October 12, 2000


Masayo Abe, 85, of Paia, Maui, a retired seamstress for Ikeda Department Store in Paia, died Friday in Hale Makua. She was born in Keau. She is survived by daughters Kay Abe-Kaiser and Mary Okihara; a sister and brother in Japan, and a granddaughter. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nikkei Christian Church in Kahului. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal services at a later date. Casual attire.

Jan Berman, 58, will be remembered in a celebration of life from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at Paradise Cove in Ko Olina. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual Hawaiian attire. No flowers. The additional information for a Sept.28 obituary was provided by the family.

Pura V. Bonifacio, 93, of Honolulu died Sept. 30. She was born in Manila. She is survived by sons Gary, Rex and Sal; daughters Luz Donesa, Pat Bonifacio and Lita Bladen; brothers Antonio and Frank Martinez; sisters Aurora Lim and Anita DePedro, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. Casual attire.

Frank G. Borge, 84, of Kahului, a retired stevedore, died Sunday at home. He was born in Kuau, Maui. He is survived by companion Veronica P. Aceret; sons Frank S., Anthony "Tony" and Michael F. Borge and Harry K. "Billy" Morton; daughter Francine Uyesono; brother Tony; sister Cressie Silva, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Rosary: 7 p.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park.

Pacita M. "Pat" Castillo, 66, of Honolulu died last Thursday in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by son Alton; daughter Myrna Kaneshiro; brothers Alex, Johnny Jr., Tony and Vincent Maglinti; sisters Gloria Santos, Ligaya Saflor, Lourdes Alisna, Agnes Hoyohoy and Incarnacion Ortiz, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire.

Jo-Ann H. Chun, 57, of Portland died Sept. 22 in Portland. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gordon K.H.; sons Christopher G. and Creighton G.; mother Alice Y. Matsumoto; sisters Patricia O. Hayakawa, Betty Sato and Dorothy Bunnell; brother Robert Izumigawa, and two grandchildren. Private services.

John R. "Biggie" Coston Jr., 69, of Kahakuloa Village, Maui, a computer analyst, died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Mary; daughters Lenora Hussey, Stephanie Gonzales, Malia Kekona, Mahealani Chung and Moanalani Coston; sons Tyrus, John J. and Kauhola; brothers Wayne Soares, Michael and George Bird and Robert, Francis, Gary, Luwellyn, Zackeriah, Ainsley and Matthrew Kauhola; sisters Diane Soares, Edith Herring, Elizabeth Redongo, Lynnette Havili, Momilani Kemfort and Alohalani Planesi, 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Leis only.

Bernard C. "Chachi" Crivello, 25, of Kaimuki is survived by legal guardians Joseph and Anna. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Maria Eder, of Honolulu died Sept. 23 in California. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Maximo and Feliberto; daughters Victorina Acosta and Laura Defiesta, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 6 p.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony's Church, Puuhale. Call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Services: noon Saturday at the mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Shizuko Goto, 92, of Honolulu died Sept. 25 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Kapulena, Hawaii. She is survived by son George; daughters Alice Goto, Natsue Yamauchi and Beatrice Tabata; brother Raymond Hamasaki; sisters Kotoe Hamasaki and Hisano Nakao, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Peg Gum, 74, formerly of Honolulu and Laguna Woods, Calif., owner of Peg Gum and Associates, died Oct. 2 in Milwaukee, Wis. She was born in Lima, Ohio. She is survived by daughters Susan Blair Gum and Jacquie Hatch and three grandchildren. No services.

Ethel C. Hamaguchi, 82, of Kailua died Monday in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wayne; daughters Sandra Burdette and Lynn and Sharon Hamaguchi; brothers Ernest and Kenneth Oshima; sister Alice Oshima, and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Kalihi Union Church. Call after 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Thomas K. "Oscar" Horikami, 77, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service Pawaa Station clerk, died Oct. 3. He was born in Lahaina, Maui. He is survived by wife Edythe; sons Gary, Dean and Mark; daughter Karen Magalion; brother James; sisters Helen Yoshimura, Winifred Fujihara, Kathryn Mar and Betsy Yokoe, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Makiki Christian Church. Call after 5 p.m.

Isamu "Chester" Komine, 76, of Kahului, Maui died Saturday in Hale Makua. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Harumi; daughter Sandy Taniguchi; brothers Hideo and Minoru; sisters Yaeko Furukawa, Jeanne Matsuoka and Barbara Shim, and two grandsons. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after noon. Reception to follow. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Yilman "Ponga" Lee, 75, of Hilo, a retired owner of Lee Construction Inc., died yesterday at home. He was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Frances; sons Dr. Curtis W. and Gordon P.; daughters Rhea R.L. Nakaya and Susan K. Lee; brothers James Y.S. Lee and Samuel, Larry and Robert Chun; sisters Ruth Salcedo, Esther "Sunja" Wong and Florence Babbit, and seven grandchildren. Services over ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church in Hilo, 595 Kapiolani St. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Herbert T. Low, 86, of Honolulu, a public accountant, died last Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Portland, Ore He is survived by children Charlotte Okubo, Chester and Clifford Low, Cheryl Karimoto and Christine Young; sister Clara Shen; brother Allan Liu, and six grandchildren. Private services.

Charles M. Moriki, 89, of Honolulu, a retired mechanic for the city Board of Water Supply, died Oct. 2 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by son Alvin S.; daughters Sherene S. Kiyabu and Janice M. Itagaki, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Harry W. Riggs, 82, of Kailua, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, died Friday in Kailua. He was born in California. He is survived by sons Jeffrey, David and H. Ronald, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services held.

William H.F. Schieber, 92, who worked for Hawaiian Electric Industries, died Sept. 17 in Auburn, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son William H.D.; daughter Florence N. Knedel, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Severino E. "Tomas" Tello, 94, of Honolulu, a retired masonry and mortuary apprentice, died Oct. 3 in Honolulu Convalescent Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Wayne; daughters Josephine Filomino, Faye Briones, Charlene "Honeygirl" Lopes, Hattie "Magdalen" Dumanal and Virginia Tello; sister Juliana Ignacio; ex-wife Hattie Charles, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Callene O. Ventura, 43, of Kahului, who did housekeeping for a hotel, died Oct. 3 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Michigan. Services: 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary.

Ellen E. Ward, 50, of Hilo, an office coordinator for Brewer Environmental Industries, died Tuesday at home. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Guy B.;daughter Nicole Mayer; son Michael; father Sakai Wakakuwa; brother Earl Wakakuwa, and sister Sandra "Sandy" Mori. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 2:30 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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