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Obituaries

Wednesday, December 13, 2000


Arthur E. Agasa, 57, of Hilo, sales manager for Agasa Furniture & Music Store in Hilo, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Raylene; sons Jarrod and Blaine; daughter Michelle; parents Inocencio and Tsuneko; brothers Ernest, Douglas and Edward, and sister Irene. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Burial: Mauna Kea Memorial Park in Papaikou, Hawaii. Casual attire.

Primitivo C. Bagasol, 91, of Lahaina, Maui, a nurse's aide at Maui Memorial Medical Center, died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lucena; hanai sons Sonny Villarin and Tsugi Hashimura, 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Another service in the Philippines.

Joseph Barientos, 73, of Aiea, a retired city planner, died Dec. 3 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; sons Michael and Wesley Barientos and Kevin, Craig, Michael, David and Mark Fitzhugh; daughters Jean Koch and Mary Sanchez; brother Buddy; sisters Vivian Basconcillo, Amy Napoles, Alyce Barientos, Nancy Crisostomo and Myra Jordan, and 11 grandchildren. Private services.

Cynthia M. Bentosino, 43, of Kahului, Maui, a cashier at Woolworth's, Star Supermarket, Island Camera at Maui Beach and Alamo Rent-A-Car, died Friday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. She is survived by son Nicholas Ortiz Jr., mother Haruko and sisters Eileen Hirouji and Norma Bentosino. Services: noon Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Marjorie R. Brown, 88, of Kailua-Kona died Monday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by daughter Barbara Nance, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. No services.

Saturnina S. Cacalda, 87, of Kahului, Maui, a retired field worker for HC&S, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Pastor Cacalda; son Rogelio "Rudy"; daughter Loreta Pacubas; hanai children Pablo and Naomi Cabuena, and three grandchildren. Prayer services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 1 p.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Benjamin Cardoza Jr., 70, of Honolulu, senior resident of Makua Alii, died Dec. 3 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Eleanor Welch, June Ruiz and Rosemarie Gomes. Private services.

Rogelio M. "Roger" Casison, 49, of Honolulu, a tour bus driver for VIP Transportation, died Nov. 29 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Zeny Dalere; sons Gilbert, Christopher, Rogelio Jr., Theodore and Joshua; daughters Mary Ann Bohner and Nicole and Ronalynn Casison; mother Cecilia M.; brothers Gil and Rolly; sisters Lilia Bugarin, Feliza Henry, Josie Agbanlog and Maria-Elba Kohatsu, and three grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Isidoro J. Coloma, 92, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired housekeeper with Kauai Surf, died Sunday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Carmelita; son Jason B.; adopted daughters Irene Coloma and Pearly Coloma Gano, and a grandchild. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Henry R. Dodson, 70, of Honolulu, a retired auto repair service owner, died Dec. 4. He was born in California. He is survived by daughter Judy English; son Gary K., and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Sunday at 3135 Mokihana St.

Judith Ann Grogan, of Pearl City, a retired English teacher of Kailua High School, died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. She is survived by husband Edward; daughter Kimberley; brother Allan San Juan, and sisters Merilyn Ishikawa and Kathleen Hanna. Services: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Inurnment: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the American Heart Association.

Patsy M. Hamasaki, 78, of Honolulu died Monday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gary K.; daughters Lynn Hamasaki and Gail Kawada; sisters Fumie Matsuyama, Harriet Kusumoto and Hazel Matoi, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations are suggested to Hawaii Lupus Foundation, 1200 College Walk Suite 114, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Hawaiian Wagner "Naki" Kekoanui, of Kaneohe died Nov. 26 in California. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Susan; daughter Mikayla; parents Alexander P. and Crystal F. Naki; brothers Alika Boy Kekoanui and Ho'okipa and Keola Naki, and grandfather Aumoa Keaulana. Call from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Kahana Beach Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frederick P. Konanui Sr., 57, of Kailua-Kona, a security guard, died Thursday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bernadette N.; sons Christopher P. Gomes, Frederick P. Konanui Jr. and Henry "Puka" Bell; daughters Theresa "Sista" Gomes and Bernadette "Missy" Konanui; brother William; sisters Helen Iokia, Isabel Gonsalves and Myra Auna, and 22 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Lanakila Congregational Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Ke Kilohana Oka Malamalama Church on Manono St. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery. Burial to follow. Casual or aloha attire.

Margaret S. Kuraoka, 88, of Wahiawa died Thursday. She was born in Keauhou, Kona. She is survived by nephews Jay and Roger Itagaki. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations are suggested to Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire.

Heamasi "Mafile'o" Mataele, 66, of Laie died Friday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Suliana; sons Stanley and Herbert Mataele and Siaosi Tonga; daughters Vahamamao Lauhingoa, Kalo Feao, Teisa Kava, Maile Finau, Annie Tracy and Ruby Salt; brothers Latu, Kalani, Viliami and Kauasi Mataele and Sateki Finau; sisters Sita Lomu, Toti Ma'umalanga, Saane Vakauta, Kalo Soukop and Teisa Vea, and 28 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahuku Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery.

Elvira L. "Vera" Miranda, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Monday at home. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by husband Daniel A.; sons Gary and Kenneth; daughters Gail Walker, Valerie Peralto and Nancy DeMotta, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Waimea Annunciation Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Burial to follow. Casual or aloha attire.Seiso Nakayama, 85, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired mechanic for the former Kohala Sugar Co., died Sunday in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shizuko; daughters Nancy Sueyoshi, Ellen Kishimoto and Betty Kuba; brothers Seiki and Seifuku; sisters Ethel Arakaki, Kay Matsuda and Yukiko Otake, and six grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hawi Jodo Mission. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

David C. Pitman, 79, of Honolulu, who retired from the U.S. Army and Bishop Trust, died Saturday in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Brockton, Mass. He is survived by wife Un Young;, sons David M. and Calvin R.; daughter Eileen Moneyhon, and three grandchildren. Committal services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Paul V. Quinsaat, 38, of Paia, Maui, a ticket agent for Canada 3000, died Friday in Paia, Maui. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by parents Augustin and Pauline; brother Augustin "Darren," and sisters Norinne Quinsaat-Suzuki, Charlyne R. Ramolete and Sandra L., Mayming I. and Dreanne M. Quinsaat. Services: noon Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Leis only. Aloha attire.

Mary K. Rose, 92, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired clerk for Pearl Harbor Naval Supply, died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. She was also a retired housemaid for the White Sands Hotel in Waikiki. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Lawrence and Edward; daughters Bernadette M. Downey and Nani McEnroe; sister Kanani Kepa, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

Crestude A. San Miguel, 82, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died last Wednesday in Honolulu. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Benjamin, Michael and Gary; daughter Judy Ann DeGroot, 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

The Rev. Irene L. "Sweetheart" Shimaoka, 69, of Hilo, a minister of the Ka Uhane Hemolele Oka Malamalama Church in Hilo, died Saturday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Cary and Merasol "Rusty" Hoopii Jr.; daughter Sandy Masaoka; brothers Roland and Walter "Bobo"; sisters Martha Sarme, Marjorie Malczon and Myrtle Fujimoto, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Steve B. "Padre" Silva, 46, of Kaneohe, who worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop No. 55, died Dec. 1 in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Steve B., Kevin J. and Shane S.; brother Rod; sister Wendy Sanchez, and eight grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Raymond Stys, 81, of Kilauea, Kauai, a builder with the carpentry industry, died Monday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by wife Diane M.; sons Peter and Philip; daughter Julie Adams; sister Helen Johnson, and six grandchildren. Private services.

Itsue "Sue" Suehiro, 79, of Honolulu died Nov. 8. Incorrect information was published in an obituary yesterday.

Clarence A. Takayama, 74, of Honolulu, a retired inspector for the Department of Agriculture, died Dec. 2. He was born in Lahaina, Maui. He is survived by wife Helen; daughter Mae A. Ishimori; brother George; sister Martha Tashiro, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mable Lee Wong, 81, of Honolulu, a retired office manager, died Dec. 5 in Honolulu. She was born in Walla Walla, Wash. She is survived by sons Marc, Deen, Jan and Keye; daughter Li-Ann; brother Fueng Lee; sister Martha Tseng, and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations are suggested to the University of Hawaii Foundation Surgical Oncology Fund.

Yei Hee Young, 87, of Honolulu, a housekeeper with Dole Cannery, died Dec. 3 in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by daughters Kam Ling Leong, Elaine Young and Soo Ling Lo, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.



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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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