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Obituaries

Wednesday, November 8, 2000


Luis T. Arches Jr., 60, of Kahului, a security guard for Wackenhut Security, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Evangelina; sons Bryon C. and Luisito C.; daughters Lowella Quano and Lorellie C. Arches; brothers and sisters in the Philippines; five grandchildren in the Philippines, and stepchildren on Maui. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Please limit flowers to leis or small arrangements.

Natsu H. Balensuela, 96, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired clerk at Kimura Store, died Oct. 25 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Minnie Kanai; son Elias, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Pedro "Sabino" Bautista, 97, of Paahau, Hawaii, a retired laborer for Hamakua Sugar Plantation, died Saturday in Honokaa Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Recarda D.; son Ernest; daughters Roseline Keller and Elsie Millard; 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Honokaa Catholic Church, Our Lady of Lourdes. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

Renny K. Castro, 23, of Kaimuki died Oct. 30 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Wilbert Jr. and Pixie; brother Ronne; sister Moani, and grandparents Wilbert and Winona. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to noon.

Marciel Emeliano, 71, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired laborer for Kohala Sugar Plantation, died Sunday in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Henrietta K.; daughters Hope Keawe, Ipo Moss, Kalai Kaitoku and Joslyn Emeliano; sons Marciel Jr., Elsworth, Keola and Darin; sisters Maggie Macanas, Sally Sugse, Daisy Thompson, Lillian Pacheco and Rose Scott, 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Call from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Urn burial: Kohala County Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Elsie M. Enanoria, 77, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired postmistress at the Paauhau Post Office, died Oct. 28 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Paauhau Mauka, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Nicholas; sons Neil Gyotoku and Terrance Enanoria; daughter Nicolette Takashige; brothers Herbert and Rodney Aoki, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hamakua Jodo Mission. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ezekiel "Zeke" Tavares Ferreira, 81, of Hilo, a retired installer repairman for the former Hawaiian Telephone Company., died Friday at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Marguerite I.; sons Wilbert "Roy," Wayland and Nathan; daughter Stephanie Wehrsig; brothers Damien and Joe; sisters Agnes Ishisaka and Mildred Cervantes, 14 grandchildren and a great-grandson. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. in Hilo. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masae Fukushima, 92, of Hilo, a retired timekeeper for the former Flintkote Co., died Oct. 26 in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son George, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Toshiko Hisatomi, 95, of Honolulu, a retired waitress, died Oct. 13 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. She is survived by caregiver Gerald Fujita. No services.

Clemente Jumila, 61, of Honolulu died Oct. 6 in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Clemente Jr., Larry and Marlon; daughters Elena Jumila-Roperos and Juliet Jumila, and eight grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kenso Kuwabara, 102, of Aiea, who retired from Oahu Sugar, died Oct. 28 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by sons Junso and Walter S.; daughter Nancy M. Uchigakiuchi; brother Thomas M.; two sisters in Japan; four granddaughters, a great-grandson and two great-great-granddaughters. Private services.

Mele K. Mataele, 82, of Honolulu died Friday. She was born in Haapai, Tonga. She is survived by sons Sione Lolo, Samuela and Elaiasi Mataele, Maasi Taulahi and Aiveni Pitasoni; daughters Aiona Kaufusi, Lenisi Lotoaniu and Amelia Pasi; brothers Sifa, Mosese, Samiu, Vili and Siteina Latu; sisters Kasanita Malolo, Fonokalasi Hoeft, Amalani Taufa and Akanesi Tupou, 51 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 7:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Richard K. Mikami, 89, of Aiea, a retired assistant manager of Pearl City Chrysler Plymouth, died Oct. 27. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Dorothy; son George, and daughter Jean Maeda. Private services.

Rosanne L.E. Ng, 66, of Kona, Hawaii, a professional artist, died Sunday in Kona Community Hospital. She was also co-founder of the West Hawaii Youth Council. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by husband James K.W.; sons Bill B. and Chris McClintock; sisters Mary Sue Thompson, Sharon Carlson, Maryls Iverson, Doris Bebault, Henrietta Esget and Helen Grams; hanai children Angelique Grace, Audrey Weaver, Sean Ingram, Craig Belanio and Chris Cornejo; three grandchildren; stepson Michael, and stepdaughter Jamie M. Clements. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Friday at the Keauhou Kona Yacht Club. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow. The "Bite Me" boat will depart from the Keauhou Bay. Casual attire.

Motoji Okura, 93, of Honolulu, a retired auto mechanic for Eddie Lam's Service Station, died Thursday at home. He was born in Kumamoto, Japan. He is survived by wife Kiyoko; daughters Jean Fujiwara, Grace Nishimura, Doris Noguchi and Kay Mukai; brother Sam Okura, and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Anastacia P. Pangdan, 87, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died Thursday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Rosalina "Sally" Decker, Lucia Tabuli and Mimi Illastron; sons Benito and Samuel Pangdan; brothers and sisters in the Philippines, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Lutheran Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Jae Nam Park, 85, of Honolulu died Nov. 4 in Honolulu. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by son Sung Ho; daughters Debbie Park, Helen Otake, Linda Kim, Myong Sook Kim, Yumi Hahn and Kum Sook Chon; sisters Jae Hee Kim Tak and Jae Sun Kim, 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church in Honolulu. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Avelino J. Quevedo, 57, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a mason for Isemoto Contracting Co., will be remembered in wake services at 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Homelani Memorial Park. Burial to follow. Casual attire. He died in Hilo Medical Center after a pickup truck accident Thursday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lolita; sons Arnold, Michael and Jaysen; brother Manny; sister Calixta Jaramillo, and three grandchildren.

Rowella P. Rapozo, 52, of Makawao, Maui will be remembered in private services Friday. Services: noon Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pukalani. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park. The incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

G. Carl Rittenhouse, 91, of Ewa Beach, a retired electrical engineer for the federal government, died Oct. 16. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife Masako. Private services.

Sadie J. Roberson, 58, of Ewa Beach, an employee at the Navy Exchange at Pearl Harbor, died Oct. 6 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael J. and Bobby L. Roberson Jr. and Dwayne P. Evans; brothers Bernard Tumbaga, Albert Pablo and Alfred Awai; sisters Sally Carter, Juanita Augustiro, Geraldine and Marie Tumbaga, Evelyn Snell and Josephine Lane, and three grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Mattie M. Sweet, 88, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired licensed practical nurse with Huntington West Minister Park Hospital, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Samson, Ala. She is survived by daughter Leigh Whitaker; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Lihue Lutheran Church. Burial to follow. Casual or aloha attire.

Geraldine H. Takushi, 79, of Honolulu died Oct. 19. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Leslie and daughter Laureen Takushi. Private services.

Richard S. Ueda, 77, of San Marcos, Calif., died Oct. 30 at home. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by son Miles; daughters Mury Miyagi and Rikki Ueda, and sisters Hazel Tanijo, Yoshie Kuraya, Helcyon Ota, Naomi Ueda and Jane Tabusa. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Friday at Honpa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 815 East St., Los Angeles, CA.

Carmen E. Sagayaga Yanos, 78, of Kahului, Maui died Thursday in Hale Makua. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Canuto; sons Henry S. and Linberd; daughters Feliza Vinoray and Vicky Teppang; brothers Marcelino, Valentin and Sesinando Sagayaga; sisters Macaria S. and Flora S. Cadiz, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at First Assembly of God Church in Puunene. Call again from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Godfrey Young, 80, of Honolulu, a retired groundskeeper with the city, died Oct. 26 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Allen. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Harry I. Yui, 74, of San Francisco, a retired shipping clerk for Pacific Maritime Services, died Oct. 20 in San Francisco. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Kaname, Tasuku and Henry, and sister Jean Hirayama. Private services.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
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The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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