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Obituaries

Thursday, November 16, 2000


Tsuneyo Arakaki, 94, of Kahului, a retired seamstress for Ikeda Dry Goods, died Nov. 6 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was also a trimmer for Maui Land and Pineapple Co. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. She is survived by daughters Betty S. Imai, Helen K. Tanoue and Alice Nishiura; sisters Kisato Matsueda and Matsuyo Sakata, and seven grandchildren. Private services. Burial held.

Alvin I. Ayakawa, 84, of Mililani, a retired driver salesman for Formost McKesson Inc., died Oct. 23. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Glenn and Milton, daughter Karen Nishimoto and six grandchildren. Private services.

Hilario Ballenti, 61, of Waianae, a heavy equipment operator for Global Associates for 20 years at Kwajalein and Johnston Atoll, died Saturday in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Phoebe "Tita"; son Larry "Kaipo"; hanai son Shordan Lopes; daughters Crystal Kaeha and Jolyn Ballenti; sisters Helen and Sally, and five grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. Casual attire. No flowers.

John Billianor, 61, of Mililani died Nov. 7 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Cora; children Sharla, Kaleo, Lucille and Susan Billianor and Zane Carvalho; mother Helen; brother James; sisters Violet, Dolores, Eleanor and Beatrice Billianor, Rosita Tellez and Rosalyn Baniaga, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Missionary Church, 95-801 Kipapa Dr. Call from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Donald H.B. Cadiente, 57, of Riverside, Calif., who was employed with C&C Concessions at Fairplex, died Oct. 27 in Global Medical Center, Montclair. He was also an executive chef. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laura J. "H.B."; sons Donovan I. and Rob; daughters Diana L., Cathy and Donna; mother Casianila, and brothers Jimmy, Ben and Roy. Services held.

Victoria T. Cancel, 80, of Honolulu died Saturday in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. She was born in Lihue, Kauai. She is survived by son Alver; daughters Patsy Contrades, Stella Robello and Diana Watts; brothers Louis Tory, Daniel Melendez and Ronald and Andrew Borilez; sisters Isabel Anduha, Marie Watson, Rita Wiltfang, Evelyn Bonachita and Sylvia Hardy; 28 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Susan K. Canon, 76, of Waialua died Saturday in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John D.; sons Clinton, Albert, Clifford and Noah Waiwaiole; daughters Irmgard Woods, Irene Apo, Ivy Rollins, Lehua Prasser, Nani Jose, Rachael Akau, Lalana Bannister, Antoinette Conley and Bernadette Hookano; brothers Samuel and Andrew Bannister; sisters Josephine Houghtailing, Esther Pahoa and Ruth Forsythe, 44 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Monday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Paul T. Ebesu, 80, of Honolulu, retired owner of State Chemical Co., died Monday at home. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Mary; son Milton; daughters Karen Adams and Earlyn Mosher; sisters Jane Nekomoto Yamanaka and Dorothy Nekomoto Matsuo, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rudy A. Garcia, 54, of Kailua-Kona, a millwright with Kaiser Steel, died Tuesday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Upland, Calif. He is survived by wife Maria E.; sons Rudy, Kenneth and Thomas; daughter Veronica Guillen; father Frank; brothers Jerry, Ray and John; sisters Jeanette Garcia and Maria Gomez, and eight grandchildren. Rosary services: 7 tonight at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. tomorrow at the church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mark R. Jaeger, 47, of Hilo died yesterday at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Dorothy, brother James G. and sister Mari. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, ARC of Hilo, Church of the Holy Apostles or another charity of choice.

Donald Fu Dor Jay, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base aircraft mechanic, died Monday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary; sons Dalton and Darren; daughters Donna Tateishi and Darlene Jay-Heu; brother Melvin; sisters Adelaide Chong and Sylvia Pang, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Riley K. Kaliher, 50, of Hawaiian Acres, Hawaii, an administrative services supervisor for C. Brewer and Co., died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. He was also a carpenter. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Renee; son Sergeant Shane; daughter Heather; parents Gene and Phyllis; brother Michael, and sister Kathy Jackson. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Rita T. Klein, 75, of Pahoa, Hawaii died Nov. 6. She was born in Spain. She is survived by husband Henry F. and sister Lourdes. Memorial Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church in Pahoa, Hawaii.

Akanesi L. Lehauli, 74, of Honolulu died last Thursday at home. She was born in Tonga. She is survived by sons Inoke, Aisea, Uili and Manatu; daughters Tolofi Taumoepeau and Lile Fonoti; brothers Tevita K., Maea and Samisoni Taukolonga; sisters Ma'u Pinkstone and Mele Taukolonga, 28 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St. Call from 5 to 10 p.m.

Cecilia C. "Ceci" Liberato, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Holiday Inn Waikiki housekeeper, died Saturday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stephen "Slim"; sons David R. Rodrigues and Richard "Dickie," Marvin and Irvin "Manu" Liberato; daughter Sylvia Mayse, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Fernando G. Medina, 37, of Pahoa, Hawaii, an employee of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Adeline; son John McGovern; daughters Corie Bonds, Loki Anna Medina and TaiJaRae McGovern; companion Deborah McGovern; brothers Victor and Matthew A. Medina and William K. Kassebeer, and sister Bonnie. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Urn burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ronald M. "Ron" Miyatake, 80, of Wahiawa, a retired federal civil engineer, died Tuesday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Kauliau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sumiko; sons Rodney, Alvin and Lester; daughter Pearl Umetsu; brothers Michael, Gene, Kenneth and Allen; sisters Gladys Furukawa, Jean Arakawa, Vilma Nagano and Ann Fujita, and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.Colette B. Nelson, 50, of Hilo, a bank teller for Bank of Hawaii, died Monday at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Joey, daughters Alessia and Joette, and brother Arthur Santos. Memorial wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire.

Russell L. Richards, 81, a printer who printed Bibles and hymnals for Hawaiian Christians, died Oct. 30 in Straub Hospital. He is survived by wife Anna Marie; daughters Sally Ann Kelso, Catherine H. Richards and Nan E. Jordan; brothers Lawrence P. Richards and Lucuis C. Thompson; sister Charlotte Thompson, a granddaughter and two great-granddaughters. Private services.

Hideo "Owl" Sakamoto, 80, of Mililani, formerly of Waipahu, died Nov. 3 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Iyoko; sons Brian and Michael; daughters Naomi Sakamoto-Shannon and Eileen Sakamoto; brother Yoshio "Wayne"; sisters Mitsuye "Mavis" Tanji and Tomiko Sakai, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Robert "Bob" Sifers, 69, of Lawai, Kauai, a retired program manager with the Pacific Missile Range Facility, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was also a retired U.S. Navy veteran. He was born in Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by wife Ryoko; daughters Holly Wood and Niki Sifers Petro, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hanapepe United Church of Christ. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary "Cion" Delos Santos Supnet, 76, of Waipahu died Nov. 5 in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Antonio "Tony"; daughters Perlita Macala and Aida Ancheta; brother Paul Delos Santos; sister Carmen Simene, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Tomoo Tsuchiyama, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Linotype operator for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, died Nov. 7 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Ann Y. Carlin, Frances F. Himeda, Mabel M. Williams and Jane H. Ephremides, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dr. John W. Walsh, 87, of Kaanapali, Maui, and Delaware , a retired physician, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by sister-in-law Virginia Holden. Private services.

Denise Ferron Williams, 80, of Honolulu, one of the founder's of the Thrift Shop of Central Union Church, died Tuesday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Wadena, Minn. She is survived by husband David J.; sons Alan W. and John D. Ferron; daughters Suzanne Lewis and Denise Ferron-Sorter; brother Dr. Bill Davis; sister Judy Oehler, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Central Union Church. Aloha attire.

Matsuru Yogi, 94, of Honolulu, a retired pineapple trimmer for Dole Cannery, died Monday in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by son James J.; daughters Doris C. Yogi Thornton, Frances M. Naholowaa, Katherine K. Roth and Alice S. Allen; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ah Soong Yoneshige, 79, of Aiea died Nov. 7. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Raymond; brother Ah Put Lum; sister Judy Williams, and a grandson. Private services.



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