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Obituaries

Tuesday, January 9, 2001


Leroy K. Allen, 55, of Makawao, Maui, a lead warehouseman for Maui Electric, died Friday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Abbie Akui; mother Deolinda Hamm; son Leroy "Kapu" Guire; daughters Sundra Allen-Nemoto, Sharleen Jones and Leah Allen; brother Charles "Chuck" Jr.; sisters Betty Stoltz, Lydia Von Arnswaldt, Patricia Dilliner, Barbara Data, Beverly Fair, Pearl Cuban and Linda Allen, and hanai children Roland Jr., Felix, Shane and Teri Kehano. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: Maui Veterans Cemetery.

Federico T. Bermudez, 92, of Ewa Beach, a retired janitor with Dole Cannery, died Dec. 24 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Magdalena; sons Marvin and Federico Jr.; brother Alejo, and sister Heralda Santiago. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Beverly F. Brandt, 57, of Kihei, a writer for Mystical Books, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Vancouver, B.C. She is survived by husband Jack O.; mother Florence LeComte; daughters Barbara Brandt, Yvonne Hummer and Annette Panos; sister Arlene Small, and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Children's Miracle Network, c/o Mark D. Horn/Ace Hardware, 9801 E. Valley Road, Prescott Valley, Ariz. 86314-2317.

Tai On Chock, 73, of Hilo, a retired vice president and manager of HT&T, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Laura; sons Terrill S.W., Lorrin S.K. and Dr. Kyle S.Q.; daughter Theone K.Y.; sister Mew Choy Wong, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Private urn committal services. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ralph J. "RJ" Cisneros, 50, of Waipahu, who retired from KYD Inc., died Dec. 15 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Linda D.; father Joseph L.; mother Mildred Dezzani; brothers Jesse and Martin Cisneros and John Dezzani Jr., and sisters Merci McGregor, Marisa Charette, Remy Mills, Millette Wardell and Josynne Raas. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Albert Gacutan, 60, of Hilo, a retired factory maintenance man for the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp., died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Roberta; sons Roy S., Albert Jr., Brice P., Jonathan K. and Arthur K.; brother Francisco Baliling; sisters Marisa Serrano, Rosita Avenue and Augustina Ebanez; stepmother Myrna, and 11 grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Dorothy Galbraith, also known as "Dodo" or "Dot," 79, of Wahiawa died Dec. 31 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Shirley Galbraith-Pumphrey; sisters Kay Jones, Fay Young and Lavina Galbraith, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Annie E.M. Garside, 73, of Waianae, a retired waitress, died last Tuesday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in England. She is survived by son John H. and two grandchildren. No services.

Noboru Higa, 83, of Honolulu, a retired cook for Cafe Flamingo, died Friday at home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Kikue; son Milton; daughters Esther Zukeran and Brenda Pereira; brother George; sisters Clytie Yogi and Amy Odo, and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Cresencia C. Jadulang, 82, of Kapaau, Hawaii died Friday at home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Manuel and Ernesto; daughters Josephine Agustin, Loretta Yamashita and Salvacion J. Castillo; sister Catalina Bagasol; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Burial: Halawa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Johnnie M. "Kuks" Kukahiko Jr., 51, of Waimanalo, a retired bus driver for the Kailua Local Cab Co., died last Tuesday in Kailua. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Penelope "Penny"; son Johnnie IV; daughters Candace Beard, Colleen Johnson and Cheryl Kukahiko; brothers Patrick and James Mosca, Michael Haake, Antone Kealoha and Bert Kukahiko; sisters Eleanor Abordo, Daisy Castello and Caroline Hernandes; six grandchildren, and hanai grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kathleen-Irene Ann I.K. Kuloloia, 51, of Honolulu, a licensed practical nurse, died Dec. 29 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Gigi Chang and Kehau Santiago; sons Timmy and Alika Kuloloia; brothers Chucky Kaslausky and Joe Kanahuna; sister Pat Kaslausky; mother Mabel Kaslausky, and nine grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Augustina B. Lorenzo, 86, of Honolulu died last Tuesday in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Adriano and Richard; daughters Addie Pablo, Linda Guerrero and Sophie Arucan; brother Richard Baldogo, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church in Waipahu. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Ruby T. Lussier, 76, of Honolulu is survived by daughter Joan Mulgrew. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Harriet M.N. McCabe, also known as Harriet Moana Nelson McCabe, 64, a retired psychiatric technician at the Metropolitan State Hospital in California died Dec. 8 in Riverside, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John V. Medeiros IV and Peter R.; daughter Claire R. Au; brother Rudolph Nelson Jr., nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waianae Boat Harbor. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Rosalia A. Nagun, 58, of Ewa Beach died last Tuesday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Hilario C.; sons Erwin and Arnold; daughters Nenita Lamintao and Rohina Nagun; sisters Maria Asuncion Soriano and Zomima Aborable, and nine grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church, 91-1278 Renton Road. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial at a later date in the Philippines.

Richard Y. Nishiyama, 75, of Waianae, who retired from Mountain View Dairy, died Sunday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rose; sons Clyde, Bruce and Brian; daughters Bonnie Nishiyama and Eileen Gapol; brother Raymond; sisters Janet Nishizawa, Momoye Yamashiro, Charlotte Guro and Irene Kosaka, eight grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Chiyeko Nitta, 91, of Honolulu died Friday. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Harold; brothers Ernest and Edwin Tanaka, and sister Kimiko Kayatani. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Violet W.A.K. Perez, 80, of Honolulu died Dec. 21 in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son James-Ke; daughters Rosalie Kapaona, Napua Ho and Dawn Burton; brothers Larry and Warren Ke, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Cristina S. Piso, 81, of Waipahu died Dec. 24 at home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Cresencia Pico; seven grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Karen D. Riggan, 46, of Hana, Maui, a hospice caregiver, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in California. She is survived by brother Eric Galvan, and sisters Susie Wirths, Rene Shick and Teri Wong. Private services.

Moses K. Ross, 97, of Lahaina, a retired boilerman for Baldwin Packers, died Dec. 20 in Paia, Maui. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Robert A., Buddy, Alexander and Roger; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Maria Lanakila Church. Casual attire.

Carolina Serion, 67, of Pearl City, a retired registered nurse from Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi/St. Francis Medical Center, died Dec. 27 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Hawi, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ross; daughters Lori Locquiao, Meri Orive and Elsa and Myra Serion; brother Florendo Domingo; sisters Rosa Salvador, Marcelina Morales, Benilda Agustin, Encarnacion Abuan, Petronila Dean and Rosalinda Cabral, eight grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m.

Eusebio A. Tabayoyong, 75, of Wahiawa, a retired heavy equipment mechanic for Dole Cannery, died Dec. 22 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Alejandra "Aling" S.; daughters Lani Tabayoyong and Merlie Payomo; brothers Cipriano, Moises, Eduardo and Daniel, and sisters Cecilia Narciso, Macaria Marcos, Salud Romano and Emeteria Galasinao. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Nobuo "Kelly" Takemoto, 77, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Dec. 29 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honohina, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ritsuko; sons Leslie T., Kevin M. and Cory N.; brothers Takashi and Howard T.; sister Elsie F., and four grandchildren. Private services.

Seiji Tsugawa, 75, of Mililani, a retired ironworker with Associated Steel, died Wednesday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He is survived by sons Gary and Dane; daughter LaVerne Tada; brother Roy, sister Doris Nakamura and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from noon to 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Private inurnment.

Jack J. Uejo, 90, of Honolulu, a retired painter, died Dec. 20. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Charles Uejo and Paul Tokumoto; daughters Marion Trimnal, Jane Kaneshiro and Carol Ann Yamada, 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lawrence L. Valera, 75, of Dominquez Hills, Calif., a director of housekeeping for three hospitals in California, died Dec. 18 in Palmcrest Medallion Convalescent Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by daughters Gwendolyn and Lauren Duyao and Donna V. Castillo; mother Rosalie; brothers Mauricio Jr. and Charles; sister Marietta Younger, and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at United Community Church in Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

Joseph M. Vegas, 70, of Waianae will be remembered in services at a later date. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Thursday.

Margaret K.K. Victor, 58, of Waianae died last Tuesday. She was born in North Hilo. She is survived by children Keani, Hoku and Brah; sisters Rosemond Kahookele, Edna Smith and Arlene Staton, and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the residence, 89-439 Mokiawe St., Waianae. Inurnment: Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery.

Ted E. Volberding, 75, of Honolulu, a retired chief master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, died Jan. 1 in Honolulu. He was born in Butte, Mont. He is survived by wife Patricia "Patty"; sons Michael and Theodore "T.K."; daughters Nona Irvine and Maggie Kokoszka, and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers.

Shogo Yodogawa, 70, of Kalaheo, Kauai died Dec. 22 at home. He was born in Port Allen, Kauai. He is survived by wife Eiko; son Wayne, and sister Yukie Inaba. 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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