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Obituaries

Wednesday, December 6, 2000


Alfred J. Ah Sing, 75, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired security guard, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Piihonu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Clara D.; sons Kaleo and Alfred Jr.; stepsons Fred C. and Kenneth Victorino; daughter Shirley Ann Thomas; stepdaughters Phyllis Oliva, Dorothy Akau and Sandi Kaneda; brothers Raymond, Walter and Molvin; sisters Margaret Veriato, Katherine Lopez, BettyLou Malanson, Rosemarie Ciaramitaro and Agnes Ah Sing; 11 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 21 stepgreat-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Kepoikai Choy Aluli, 77, of Kailua, a real estate developer, died Monday. He is survived by wife Geraldine; daughters Yuklin and Alai; sister Emma, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, Kailua. Call after 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Mary T. Bell, of Honolulu, a retired ticket agent with United Airlines, died Thursday. She was born in Austin, Utah. She is survived by sisters Gloria T. Peterson and Amy T. Barker and a granddaughter. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10:15 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Tony "Anthony" Borge, 82, of Wailuku, Maui, who worked at Oahu Plumbing, Maui Dry Goods Home Furnishing and Auto Repair, died Nov. 27 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was also owner of Tony's Nite Club, Wailuku Thrift Center, Maui Discount Tires and Maui Grown Markets and a retired truck driver at Amfac Lumber. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Marian; sons Ronnie, Alvin and Randal; daughters Patricia Clark and Leona, Christine, and Joanne Borge; sister Cressie Silva, 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Entombment: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Valentine K. "Kumu Brighter" Brighter, 47, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a Hawaiian Studies teacher for Kaunakakai Elementary School and the Kupuna program of Molokai, died Friday in Kaunakakai, Molokai. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Grace and Harmony Brighter, Sharlene Rezentes, Mary Ann Tamoria, Paulina and Margaret Enoka, and brother Peter Enoka. Services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Kalaiakamanu Hou Church Hall. Call after 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Memorial services on Oahu at a later date.

Frank P. Cano Jr., 60, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired roofer with Victor's Roofing, died yesterday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Laurinda L.; sons Frank P. III, Franchot, Francisco and Francford; daughters Francine Oligo and Francella Rita; mother Annie K. Wright; brothers Alexander Gaspar and Reginald Cano; sisters Rhoda Anderson, Patricia Mceney, Jeanette Loomis, Dolores Manuel and Donna Mae Gaspar, and eight grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ricardo Estacio, 66, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died last Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Abigail M.; daughters Athena Sweet and Aurea, Cheryl and Kym Estacio; sons Ricardo Jr. and Orlando; sisters Rose Costa and Fely Kusaka, 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Francisca M. "Icka" Isidro, 79, of Honolulu died Nov. 21. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Rogelio and Oscar; daughters Honorata and Rosalind Felipe and Marlen Andres; sister Pelagia Pascual, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Lady Ruth N. Black Larsen-Lucido, 68, of Kamiloloa, Molokai died Nov. 26 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Oklahoma. She is survived by husband Frank Lucido; daughter Stacy Causgrove; son George Larsen; sister Jane Kleeman, and three grandchildren. Graveside services and burial held.

George Koon Oh Lee, 76, of Honolulu died last Wednesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara; sons Gregory S.S. and Anthony S.C.; daughter Ramona A.Y. Kawasaki; stepson James Gay; stepdaughter Elizabeth Hill; brothers Alfred K.B., Ernest K.C., Edmund K.C. and John K.Y.; sisters Lilly P.H. and Vivian P.N. Park, seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Glenn N. Miyasaki, 69, of Pearl City, a retired environmental engineer, died last Wednesday. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Eleanor; sons Wesley and Guy; daughter Kimberly Lee; sister Dolores Kanda, and brothers Susumu and Takashi. Private services.

Ernest K. Muraoka, 51, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a manager for retailing, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Beverly A.; daughter Kerrianne; son Ben Cockett; brothers Henry, Edward and Richard, and sisters Florence Muraoka, Mary Cardenas, Linda Costa and Aileen Maeda. Services: 11 a.m. next Wednesday at Kapaa Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Aloha attire.Aiko Nakama, 83, of Honolulu died Friday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Leslie S. and Ralph K.; daughter Katherine K.; brothers Roy K. and Thomas H. Nakada; sister Lucy M. Aratani, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

William Glenn Osborne, 45, of Kaneohe died Friday in Kaneohe. He was born in Virginia. He is survived by mother Barbara H. Pratt; father William T.; brothers Timothy W. and Robert A. Pratt and Gerald Wan, and sisters Dr. Angela Pratt and Susan Osborne. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow.

Chum Soon Park, 82, of Honolulu, a retired secretary for Dole Pineapple Company and Peat Marwick Mitchell, died Nov. 30 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by daughters Linda Nishida and Karen Park; brother Robert Ahn; sisters Katherine Morse and Dorothy Morris, five grandchildren and a great-grandson. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Private burial. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Clara B. "Caling" Paulo, 74, of Waianae died Nov. 16 in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Alfredo, Ernesto and Romeo; daughter Yolanda Barbacena; sisters Angela Perrera and Alvena Abetchuela, 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Casual attire.

Nouphan Phanphongsa, 53, of Honolulu, owner of New Rama Thai Restaurant, died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in Laos. He is survived by daughter Bi Nguyen; sisters Chanday Vongsy, Khanthaly Sihavong, One Phommasith and Chanthones, Khamphone, Khangeune and Khankeo Phanphongsa and Khankham Sparrow, and brothers Singkeo, Phetlavanh, Phouthon and Bounsouk. Call from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Laotion Buddhist services. Cremation will follow.

Remy A. Ramelb, 74, of Lahaina, Maui, a housekeeper for Napili Sunset Resort and Hotel, died Nov. 24 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Emerson; daughters Gloria Ramelb and Elsie Brink, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Wake services: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Prayer services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 7:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Luncheon at Nakamura Mortuary following the burial. Casual attire.

Masue "Nancy" Rodillas, 77, of Hilo, a retired seamstress for the Kamehameha Garment Co., died Nov. 28 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Charles; sisters Masae Tamamoto and Asako Tanaka, and brothers Mitsuo and Tadaaki Egusa. Private services.

Maria S.A. Tan Salazar, 81, of Waipahu is survived by daughter Ofelia Albano. Incorrect information for an obituary published Monday was provided by the mortuary.

Sabina S.P. Takao, 70, of Pearl City died Friday. She was born in Whitmore, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Theodore; sons Rudy, Dino and Tony Pagud; daughters Ann Fely Strong and Gloria S. Rowe; brothers Antonio, Marcelino and Fernando Sagon and Manuel Ariliano; sister Marcelina Raquel, 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Kahikuonalani United Church of Christ, Pearl City. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tamotsu Takei, 90, of Kahului, Maui, a retired state custodian, died Nov. 28 in Hale Makua. He was also a salesman for A&B Commercial Co. He was born in Sprecklesville, Maui. He is survived by daughter Elaine Sato; sister Okino, a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Joshua D. Vigil, 16, a junior at Kahuku High School, died Nov. 29 in Kahuku. He was born in Lakenheath, England. He is survived by his parents, Daniel E. and Louise V.; sisters and brothers Debbie Sargent, Dan Vigil, Darlene Morris, DeAnn Burns, Kevin Weiss, Denise Cunningham, Lynn Taylor and Carl Weiss, and grandparents Albert and Louise Goupil. Services on the mainland.

Nemecio "Meciong" P. Yagin, 84, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a retired field worker for Hamakua Sugar Co., died Friday in Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Narcisa; sons Jaime, Eddie, Venny and Alex; daughters Erlinda Reynolds, Juanita Yagin Wustig and Mildred Yagin; stepsons Kimpio, Danny and Wilson Gaspar; stepdaughter Teresita Yabut; brother Maximo; sisters Matilde Ambida and Maria Caliboso, 29 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Paauilo, Hawaii. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Wallace K. Yoshida, 74, of Wahiawa, a retired power controller at Pearl Harbor, died Nov. 28. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Jane; sons George and Ronald; daughter Ann Shon; brothers Ralph and Miles; sisters Jean Chang and Cheryl Hiroe, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Albert Chong Young, 81, of Honolulu, a retired meat inspector with the state, died Nov. 23 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred; sons Edwin, Albert and James; daughter Leinaala Chee; brothers Edwin, Kulven and Henry; sister Barbara Yim, nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.



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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