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Obituaries

Wednesday, January 10, 2001


Kane Fernandez, Hawaii's
carnival king, dies at 64

Tapa

Nicholas R. Agunoy, 80, of Waipahu died Dec. 27. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by wife Dorothy; sons Craig and Stanley; daughters Shaheen Ramos and Rozanne Perry; brothers Alfred, Jen, Gregorio Jr. and Raymond Ramones; sisters Noblesa Pasatiempo, Dolores Kauhine, Filipa Diaz and Florence Amadeo; hanai son Gary Wiggins; six grandchildren, a great-grandchild and four hanai grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: noon Saturday at St. Margaret Mary Chapel, 3253 Waialae Ave. Call from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Casual attire.

Arthur Z. Anderson II, 42, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a former ASE certified automotive technician for Servco Pacific, died Dec. 30 in Kau Hospital. He was born in Wurzburg, Germany. He is survived by wife Darnell; stepson William Racz; brother Frank; sister Karen and five grandchildren. Memorial gathering: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kurtistown Park. Casual attire.

Willis Long "Longie" Apo, 72, of Oakland, Calif., a retired boatswain at Military Service Tanker Ships in San Francisco, died Thursday in Sunshine Terrace at Logan, Utah. He was born in Kahului, Maui. He is survived by brothers Alvin K. and Melvin J.K., and sisters Lurene U. Silva, Helen F. Bissen, Viola K. Hanaike and Bath Sheba K. Stevens. Wake services: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary in Wailuku, Maui. Memorial services: 9 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, First Ward in Kahului. Burial: Maui Memorial Park in Wailuku. Aloha attire.

Magdaleno B. Bello, also known as "Max" or "Daling," 89, of Wahiawa died Dec. 25 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Leonard; daughters Maggie M. Kibota, Maryann New and Ligaya Bello; brothers and sisters, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Kenmi Chikazawa, 81, of Honolulu, formerly of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired partner of AC and S Body and Fender Shop, died last Wednesday at home. He was born in Pahoa. He is survived by wife Matsue; sons Dennis and Steve; daughter Ginny Kimata; brothers Tetsuo and Yuichi, and seven grandchildren. Services were private.

Rochelle Defreitas, 57, of Hauula died Friday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Lorilee Damaso; brothers Hebden and Gustive Kalili and Walter Camara, and sisters Ruthie Perry and Michelle Kalili. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hauula Beach Park.

William V. DeRego Jr., 75, of Kapolei, a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, died Saturday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Chiharu E.; sons Manuel J. and Michael P.; daughters Ann M. Mansfield and Monica A. Maher; brother Manuel; sister Mary Galante, and five grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Calvary Chapel West Oahu. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Minnie "Grandma Minnie" Franco, 97, of Makawao, Maui, died Saturday in Hale Makua in Wailuku. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons William, Manuel, Herbert and Julio; daughters Lucille Thomas, Eva Byrd and Rose Herrera; sister Ramona Feliciano; 31 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren and 33 great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church in Makawao. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Mary Gomes, 99, of Hilo, a retired dry cleaner, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Frank and Theodore; daughter Dorothy Brinkman; 10 grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Cynthia M. "Evi" Gray, 53, of Lahaina, Maui, manager for Nakamura Apartments in Lahaina, died Dec. 1 at home. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by companion Ron Furukawa and sister Paulette Weller. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army Chapel in Lahaina.

Milton S. Haraga, 48, of Honolulu, a travel agent for All Hawaiian Travel, died Jan. 2 in St. Francis Medical Center. He is survived by caregiver Yvonne K. Kaneshiro. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harriet H. Hashimoto, 82, of Honolulu, a retired housekeeper at the Waikiki Reef Hotel, died last Wednesday in Honolulu. She was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Harvey; daughter Blanche Raza; sisters Nellie Higa and Lillian Toma, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Inurnment at Nuuanu Memorial Park at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lillian H. Herring, 81, of Honolulu, a counter service helper at Patti's Chinese Kitchen in Ala Moana, died Jan. 1 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Christine and sister Annie Chang. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Church. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations may be made to the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts-India Mission, care of Regina Pacis Convent, 1120 Fifth Ave., Honolulu 96816.

Dewitt D. Irwin, 63, of Honolulu, who was in sales, died Dec. 19 in Honolulu. He was born in East Liverpool, Ohio. He is survived by brother Roger M. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Harry T. "Buddah" Ishii, 72, of San Francisco and formerly of Kakaako died Dec. 22 in San Francisco. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Steven; daughters Linda K. Chan and Sandra M. Ishii; brother Kenneth K.; sisters Kimie Kealoha, Esther H. Sakurai and Shirley S. Hahn, and three grandchildren. Services held.

Alvin K. "Al" "Kats" Kashiwada, 66, of Pearl City, an administrative assistant for Thermal Engineering Corp., died Dec. 31. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marjorie; sons Keith and Tabi, and sisters Mildred Kashiwada and Irene Sakakida. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Wahiawa. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.Albert "Bla" Koa, 66, of Palolo, a retired mason, died Sunday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Anna; children Geneva N.L. Koa Carden and Marla K., Dee S.K., Albert Kai, Glenn A. and Eric L. Koa; brothers David and George; sisters Louise, Katherine, Harriet and Josephine, 17 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Evelyn E. Kohama, 63, of Pearl City, a retired medical records coder at St. Francis Medical Center, died Friday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenneth; brothers Edwin Eko and Wayne Tomito, and sisters Louise Kaneshiro, Lucille James and Ginny Sato. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

John K.L. "Johnny" Kong, 59, of Kukuihaele, Hawaii, a retired laborer for the former Hamakua Sugar Plantation, died Sunday in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. He was born in Waipio. He is survived by mother Rachel Thomas; brothers Abraham, Clement, Mana and Milton Lau Kong, Harry Young and Byron Thomas, and sisters Daisy Domingo, Norma "Nani" Loo, Jolene Reucia and Roslynne Takushi. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Honokaa Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial will follow at Kukuihaele County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Kenichi "Slim" Koyanagi, 75, of Pearl City, who retired from Meadow Gold Dairies, died Dec. 26 in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai brother John Kurosawa and hanai sister Joanne Kurosawa. Private inurnment.

Johnnie M. "Kuks" Kukahiko Jr., 51, of Waimanalo was also a retired president of the Waimanalo Pop Warner Football Program. The additional information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Helen K. "Hattie" Magno, 77, of Waianae, a kitchen helper at Waimano Home, died Thursday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Olowalu, Maui. She is survived by sons Raymond Seabury and Samuel, Alfred and Moses Magno; daughters Mary Elvenia, Juanita Tabian and Lydia Antone; sister Gladys Yuen; companion Alfred Sumalpong; 26 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and several foster children and grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at United Gospel Fellowship Church, 95-061 Waimakua Drive in Mililani. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park.

Fawne M.K.A. Mahuka-Palpallatoc, 18, of Waianae died Thursday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Fred Mahuka; mother Deanne Palpallatoc; brothers Kealii and Kaniao Mahuka; sister Sierra K. Palpallatoc, and grandparents Raymond and Natasha Duarte and Shelby Palpallatoc. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Nanakuli Door of Faith Mission, 89-142 Haleakala Ave. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday off Maili Beach Park.

Josefina C. Manuel, 76, of Honolulu died Jan. 1. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Merlyn Stigger and Elizabeth Castro, and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Chiyono Matsumura, 87, of Pearl City, proprietor of a general retail store in Hilo, Hawaii, died Jan. 1 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Kaiaakea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Dr. Hugh T., E. Robert, James F., Dean Y. and Calvin T.; sisters Misao Watanabe, Ayano Yoshino, Mitsuno Kobayashi, Itsuyo Higaki, Shizuko Tanaka and Sadami Hamamoto, and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

Seichi "Mike" Miyasaki, 81, of Paauilo, Hawaii, retired proprietor of T. Miyasaki Store, died Saturday in the North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Lester, Roy and Danny; daughters Carol Stephenson and Sarah Miyasaki; brother Shuichi; sisters Hisayo F. Miyasaki, Fusayo Matsuyama and Ayako "Jean" Kondo, and five grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Paauilo Hongwanji Mission. Call after noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masao Murayama, 85, of Wahiawa, a retired body and fender man, died Dec. 28 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Violet; sons Gerald, Allen and Eugene; sister Lucille Munetake, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Grayce C. Nakamoto, 77, of Wahiawa died Jan. 1 in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Calvin T. and Craig S.; brother Francis Tominaga; sisters Cara Aoki and Leatrice Swain, and two granddaughters. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

George G. "Greg" Ontiveros, 64, of Hilo, an independent insurance salesman, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Andrea; mother Florence Lagua; sons Gregory, Dean, Aaron and Eric; brothers Thomas and Charles, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

William K. Pai Jr., 58, of Hilo, an ironworker, died Saturday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jeanette; sons Dorian and Alvin; daughters Darlette Mau Mau, and Patricia, Elaine and Bernice Pai; brothers Phillip, Benjamin "Boy," Kenneth and Ronald; sisters Moana Aiwohi and Hester A. Reichert, and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

David M. Pulido, 92, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired ranch hand, died Jan. 2 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Annie V.; daughters Nellie Medeiros and May and Lydia Pulido; sister Consuelo D. Bacud, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Keauhou Mauka, Hawaii. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Amelia K. "Sister" Rego, 67, of Honolulu is survived by hanai son Mayson Amano. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Monday.

Carmen M. Salazar, 89, of Ewa Beach died Friday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by children Maria Paras, Enrica Yabut, Joe Salazar, Corazon Alimurung, Linda Supan and Angela Tuazon; 22 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.



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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