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Obituaries

Wednesday, February 21, 2001


Alejandro P. "Andong" Aganon, 89, of Waipahu died Jan. 23 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Cristina A., sons Emilio and Francisco, daughter Magdalena Bartolome, 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Pedro R. Agustin, 95, of Honolulu died Feb. 6. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by brother Pablo and sister Cresencia Baria. Graveside services: 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Samuel K. Bernard Jr., 46, of Honolulu, a social worker with income maintenance for the Department of Social Service, died Thursday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Temehani, father Samuel K., brothers Alvin "Kala" and Valentin K. and sisters Mary M. and Valerie N. Bernard and Robin White. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Kawaiahao Church. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Aloha attire.

Benjamin A. "Uncle Ben" Cervantes, 70, of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Hawaii, a business agent with the Teamsters Union Local No. 952, died Feb. 11 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Nellie; sons Michael and David; daughter Rebecca; brother Joseph; sisters Diane McDonald and Virginia Eatmon; hanai brothers Julian Henriques, Walter Paulo, Abe Puhipau and Tony Henriques; and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Milolii Village pavilion. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow. Casual attire.

Harry Hoo Chong, 86, of Honolulu, a retired inspector with the state Department of Transportation, Highways Division, died last Wednesday at home. He is survived by wife Bertha A.; daughters Patti Chong-Chan, Carolyn Chong-Lim and Laureen Chong; and three grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

William "Bill" Chu, 86, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired machinist with Hawaiian Cannery, died Feb. 13 at home. He was also director of parks and recreation with the County of Kauai. He was born in Hanalei, Kauai. He is survived by wife Violet; brothers Milton and Charles; sisters Eleanor Santos, Lily Chock, Mary Wann and Katherine Lee; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kapaa First Hawaiian Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Daniel De Soto, 79, of Honolulu, a retired antenna rigger for the U.S. government at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Monday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Barbara, sons Daniel and Robert and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Carmen S. DeJesus, 79, of Halawa died Wednesday. She was born in Cebu, the Philippines. She is survived by son Julian Galindo, daughters Cenida Gordon and Jean Calhoun, 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Kaai's residence, 86-124 Leihoku St., Waianae. Call after 9:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Linda N. Del Rosario, 50, of Waianae, who worked for Atlas Insurance Agency, died Jan. 22 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward; sons Edward, Jeffrey, Christopher, Robert and Edward K.; daughter Verna; brother Robert Kupukaa Jr.; sisters Roberta Taggart and Gail Duncan; and five grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Janet E. "Jenny" Dykes, 94, of Hilo died Sunday at home. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She is survived by sons James and John; daughter Janet Martin; sisters May Gordon, Sue Greenfield and Betty Steadman; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Friday at First United Protestant Church of Hilo. Call after 2:30 p.m. Friends are also invited to the Dykes' residence from 4 to 6 p.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo 96720.

Nora Jane "Nix" Hapenney, 80, of Honolulu, a business manager for Odessa American Newspaper, died Tuesday in Ewa Beach. She was born in Delavin, Ill. She is survived by husband Jim, son Dan, sister Pat Harrington, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Edward T. Harada, 78, of Honolulu, a retired accounting technician at Tripler Army Medical Center, died Feb. 11 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Evelyn S., son Russell T., daughter Lynne N. Inouye, sisters Yoshie and Nancy and three grandchildren. Private services.

Kevin K. Higa, 36, of Hilo and formerly of Kula, Maui, a computer resource teacher at Keaau Middle School, died Saturday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by parents Thomas and Doris, brother Kurt and grandmother Yoshiko Miyashiro. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Services: 4 p.m. March 1 at Kahului Union Church. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hilario "Larry" Leanio, of Anahola, Kauai, a retired truck driver with Grove Farm Co., died Monday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Jacqueline E.; sons Rudy and Eric; daughters Mabel J. Daos, Erlinda Bukoski and Donna Leanio; stepdaughter M. Judi Madijanon; brother Cornelio; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Toby Lee, 57, of Hilo, a retired bus driver for Laupahoehoe Transportation, died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Charleston, S.C. He is survived by wife Kay W. No services.

Hidetoshi "Henry" Maeda, 74, of Aiea, a retired truck driver from Oahu Sugar, died last Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Halawa. He is survived by wife Irene F., son Gary H., daughters Audrey A. Davenport and Annette E. Douglas, brothers Herbert and Bert, sister Harumi Higashi, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bernadette A. Maestas, 87, of Haiku, Maui, a retired clothing buyer for Clarkes Good Clothes of Tulsa, died Feb. 17 at home. She was also a buyer for Fields of Tulsa. She was born in Ponca City, Okla. She is survived by daughter Patricia "Maria" Gardner and two grandsons. Rosary and visitation: Noon to 1 p.m. today at Nakamura Mortuary. Mass on the mainland.

Roderick C. "Rod" Minford, 67, of Haiku, Maui, a retired special agent investigator for Hawaiian Telephone, died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He also served in the U.S. Navy. He was born in New York City. He is survived by wife Elaine M.; sons Roderick Jr., Chris, Matthew and Patrick; father Stanley J. Oborski; and two grandchildren. Call from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Flowers welcome.

Agnes M. Nakata, 80, of Waipahu died Feb. 9 in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. She was born in Waiau. She is survived by son Robert M., daughter Jean T. Takano, brother Miyoshi Uchinaka and five grandchildren. Private services.

James I. Oda, 90, of Honolulu, a retired projectionist for Consolidated Amusement, died Friday in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters June Yoshimura and Ruth Miyashiro, brothers Warren and Haruki Oda, sister Helen Takahara, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers. Kathleen T. Omi, 87, of Honolulu died Thursday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Platon K. Reyes and Stanley M. Reyes; brother Suuji M.; sisters Helene Shimura, Alice Artugo and Mildred Fujimoto; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart, 1701 Wilder Ave. Inurnment at a later date.

Joy L. "Ala" Prescott, 43, of Kahuku, a licensed massage therapist, died Friday in Kahuku. She is survived by mother Joy Prescott-Soh, sisters Puanani Nawahine and Mimo Pearl and brother Louis. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie First Ward Chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Alan L. Roycroft, 80, of Hilo, a retired broadcast engineer, died Feb. 12 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Auckland, New Zealand. No known survivors. Private services.

Kiso Sakamoto, 82, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed painting contractor, died Feb. 13 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Melvin K., Glenn M. and Leighton T.; daughters Sandra S. Sakamoto and Elaine M. Ramos; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Services: Noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eva H. Short, 78, of Hilo, a retired clerk typist for the federal government, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband George and sisters Haleloke Kahauolopua, Cecelia Miller, Ruth Costa and Loke Spencer. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary S. "Ann" Sonido, 65, of Mililani, who worked at Dot's in Wahiawa, died Feb. 17 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by companion Itsuo Saito; sons Stanley, Ernest and Leslie; daughters Wanda and Cynthia Sonido and Debra Gilliland; sister Rose Cobb; and nine grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hanayo H. Sugawa, 97, of Lawai, Kauai, died last Wednesday at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Ben and Richard, daughters Lily Miram and Dollie Brierley, sisters Doris Imamura and Bernice Kubota, 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Koloa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Geraldine T. "Geri" Suzuki, 63, of Honolulu died Feb. 19. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward; daughters Shelly Wang and Carrie Hirayama; sisters Jane Nakasone, Mae Onishi and Jessie Arakaki; and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at Makiki Christian Church. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Amos N. Uyeda, 67, of Lawai, Kauai, a retired conservation officer with the Department of Land and Natural Resources, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Doris; son Aaron; brothers James Uyeda and Kanao Asaoka; sisters Kiyoko Arinaga, Nancy Kapali and Mitsuko Niwa; and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Viola K. Waltjen, 78, of Orchidland, Hawaii, a pre-need funeral sales counselor, died Feb. 12 in Hilo Medical Center. She was also assistant pastor for Revelation Full Gospel Church in Orchidland. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband the Rev. James; sons Ronald Medeiros and Samuel K. and James K. Waltjen; daughter Vicki Mews; brother Gorden Wilcox; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Sharing time: 6 p.m. Friday at Haili Congregational Church. Call 5 to 9 p.m. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mauna Kea Memorial Park. Casual/aloha attire.

Margaret K. Watabayashi, 88, of Honolulu, a retired beautician, died Feb. 5 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Kawela, Molokai. She is survived by husband George K., son Bert R., sister Helen Jay and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers.

May M. "Aunty May" Watanabe, 64, of Honolulu and formerly of Hilo, died Feb. 12 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Frank S.; son Frank T.; brothers August, Abraham and Franklin Kubo; and sisters Emileen Kawamura and Karlen Ono. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Esther F. Wool, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired salesclerk from the Singer Corp., died Sunday in Kailua. She was born in Harrisburg, Pa. She is survived by daughters Esther "Louise" Bingham and Linda Johnson, son Gary, six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 1:15 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Scattering of ashes: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.



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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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