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Obituaries

Thursday, March 8, 2001


William K. "Poka" Aipa, 64, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor for Hawaiian Crane and Rigging, died last Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father William A.; brothers John K. Aipa, Daniel A. Meyer and Ronald A. Kim, and sisters Alice K. Spencer, Rebecca E. Kamakeeaina and Eloise P. Aipa. Wake services: 7:15 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Maria D. Andres, 92, of Lihue, Kauai died Tuesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Theodora Llego; sons Melanio and John; sisters Alejandra Gabarillo, Mercedes Garcia, Marta Javillonar and Visitacion Tuvera; brother Faustino Domingo, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. March 24 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Kapaa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Mildred K. Ashimine, 89, died Feb. 28 in Los Angeles. She is survived by sons Charles, Thomas of Hawaii, Ernest and John; daughter Joyce Shiraki; brothers Jack and Henry Teruya; sister Gladys Shodahl, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Constancio "Stan" Bajo, 72, of Haleiwa, a retired air traffic controller at Hickam Air Force Base, died Feb. 28. He also retired from Charles Pankow Construction. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Alika and Kalei; brothers Leo, Steven and John, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Liliuokalani Protestant Church. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

Doris M. Batoon, 80, of Honolulu, a retired housekeeper at Queen Kapiolani Hotel, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son William Jr.; daughter Ingrid N.B. Alvarico; sisters Billie Lopes, Gail Yoshioka and Sandra Fukuda, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Melchor "Mike" Buan, 68, of Waipahu, who retired from the U.S. Army, died Friday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was also a retired federal employee. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Regina; sons Melchor J. and Derek; daughters Trinidat Riojas, Corinna and Cindy Buan, Cassandra Adams and Wendy Humphries; brothers Florentino Buan and Alfredo, Lawrence and Rodney Abinosa; sisters Gloria Nulph, Patricia Amormino, Merle Yao, Rose Ernstrom and Debbie Wagner, and seven grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Panfilo T. Costales, 88, of Aiea and formerly of Waianae, a retired stevedore for the U.S. government at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Tomas; daughter Ellen Galariada; stepson Henry Maglaya; 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Central Union Church. Call after 12:30 p.m. Committal services: Sunset Memorial Park.

Masaichi Ige, 76, of Novato, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a construction foreman, died Feb. 27 at home. He is survived by daughters Lorraine Okumoto, Laura Bajcar and Lynne Hoshiyama, and seven grandchildren. No services.

Henry K.E. Kamohai, 65, of Hilo, Hawaii, a retired landfill supervisor for the Hawaii County Solid Waste Division, died Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Beverly; sons Jack, Charles, Wayne and Rudolph; daughters Michelle K. Carvalho and Renee DeLima; brother Jack W. Jr.; sisters Henrietta Dixon, Margaret Doi and Veronica Mehau, and nine grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Charles Y. "Dyna" Kawachi, 82, of Honolulu died Feb. 11. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Richard and sister Katherine Nomura. Private services.

Misao "Dorothy" Kodama, 94, of Honolulu, a retired kitchen helper, died Feb. 23 in Hale Malamalama Nursing Home. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by sons Richard H. and Victor T., eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Masako Kuwae, 79, of Kahului, a retired custodian at Maui Community College, died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kaheka, Maui. She is survived by son Gary; daughters Lorraine Matsumiya, Aileen Shirota and Merle Idemoto; brother George Kohatsu; sisters Tsuruko Miyahira, Shizuko Aragaki, Marion Kohatsu, Lillian Satoshige, Jane Ikeda and Toshie Nako, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Kahului Union Church. Call after 4 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jubina "Hoba" Lopez, 90, of Kalaheo, Kauai, died Tuesday in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Frank Jr. and Gerald; daughters Virginia Lopez, Isabel Coyaso and Patricia Velez; sister Julia Rasado; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Lydia S. Lorenzo, 87, of Honolulu died Feb. 23 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Waikane. She is survived by daughters Linda Cantiberos, Emily Reese, Patricia Vicari and Hana Pospichel; sons Joseph Bueno, Ronald, Robert and Melvin Somera and James Lorenzo; 33 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Samuel J.K. Makepa, 63, of Waianae and Hilo, a handyman in the construction industry, died Feb. 25 in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Raynette; sons Sam, Sandy and Nicholas; daughters Renee, Jan and Alyson; brother John; 17 grandchildren; a great-grandchild, stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 12:30 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Margaret A. Miyamoto, 72, of Honolulu, a retired clerk at ABC Stores, died Monday in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Don and Pat; daughter Gail; brother Kikuzo Yoneyama; sisters Chieko Shima, Keiko Villaluz and Toyoko Matsumoto, and five grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Thomas K. Ogasawara, 82, of Honolulu, a retired real estate broker and developer, died Feb. 28 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sachiko; sons Richard and Daniel; daughter Naomi, and sister Kiyoko Fujimoto. Private services.

Doris A. Oshige, 82, of Maile and formerly of Palolo, a retired Kuakini Medical Center licensed practical nurse, died Monday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son David, daughter Linda Aipa, sister Midori Takahama, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sadayoshi "Yoshi" Sakamoto, 69, of Kaneohe, a retired major in the U.S. Air Force, died Tuesday in Kailua. He was born in Kaaawa. He was also a retired retail manager at Yamashiro Building Supply in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Helen; children Geralyn Young and Stephen, Daniel, David and Michael Sakamoto; brothers Hiroshi and Roy; sister Masae Leslie, and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Calvin Y. Sakata, 50, of Aiea, a regional director of fleet for Budget Rent-A-Car, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Leanne S. and Jaimie-Lynn M.; parents Tsugio and Masako; brother Glen Y.,m and ex-wife Joani C. Services: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Tsuneyo Sasaki, 96, of Honolulu died last Thursday in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by son Hiram, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lazaro Serdenia, 99, of Kaunakakai, Molokai died Monday in Kaunakakai. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by children Ronald Jr. and Kiana, and a grandson. Mass: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Sophia Catholic Church. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial: Kapaakea Cemetery.

Susumu Shimazu, 90, of Hilo, Hawaii, a retired carpenter foreman for Holmes and Narver at Kwajalein Atoll, died Feb. 24 at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sister Shizuko Naeshiro and brothers Minoru and Takeo. Private services. No koden.

Katherine N. Struss, 91, of Honolulu died Friday. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Ray Jr. and daughter Mary Ann Longao. Committal services: 2 p.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Tomiko Tamanaha, 78, of Kahului died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Kisaku; sons Thomas, Stanley and David; daughter Pearl Randall; sister Yukiko Oshiro, and nine grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m.

Punipuniolo L. "Puni" Tauiliili, 62, of Waipahu, a retired chief petty officer with the U.S. Navy, died Feb. 24 in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by wife Tofa M.; daughters Debra S. Lemaota, Evangeline Tauiliili and Annie and Rossann Moetoto; sons Maalo, Lafaele and Victor; brother Patea; sisters Susanna Saelua and Malaevauau Tauiliili, and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Palolo United Methodist Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal services: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery with military honors.

Dr. Herbert S. Uemura, a retired pathologist and director of Laboratories at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Jane; daughters Ruth and Joan Ludmer; brother Paul, and sisters Dorothy Slape, Marjorie Makanani, Katherine Wakayama and Jean Mundell. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Kapiolani Health Foundation.

Mutaru Uezu, 106, of Wahiawa, a retired greenskeeper for U.S. Army Pacific Golf Association, Kalakaua Golf Course, died Feb. 24 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by daughters Edna O. Lye, Natsuko "Ann" Uezu, Jeanette K. Nakagawa and Shizue Furuya; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Ethel R.V.P. "Auntie Pua" Ventura, 61, of Waianae, who retired from Aikani Catamaran Cruises, died Feb. 27. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by soulmate Nani Farias; brother Edd Shonk; sisters Eleanor Snow, Gladys Frasier and Lois Saunders; hanai family Farias, Costa and Golis, and hanai grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Aloha attire.

Roseline Dias Vinigas, 82, of Honolulu died Sunday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Robert G. and Leslie M. Seno and Thomas Vinigas; daughter Pat M. Tai See; brothers Emelio, Francisco "Frank," Bob and John "Moi" Dias; sisters Cora Barona, Shirley Kiakona, Pauline Poland and Lola Ogasawara; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Archie L. Warlick, 67, of Kaunakakai, Molokai died Monday in Kaunakakai. He was born in Kaufman, Texas. He is survived by wife Jeanette; son Robert; daughters Brenda Calarruda and Vickie Warlick-Falcone; sister Charlotte Gentry; stepsons Mervin Jr. and Walter Dudoit; stepdaughter Tania Dudoit, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kalaiakamanu Hou Church. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes at sunset.

Steven A. Yago, 57, of Placerville, Calif. died Jan. 13. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Susan Douglas; son Steven Jr.; mother Caroline Ramos; stepfather Joshua Ramos; brother Reuben; sister Fredalyn Brown; stepsisters Lezlie and Kimberly Ramos; stepdaughter Joyette Jose, and two stepgrandchildren. Memorial Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: Mililani Memorial Park.

Misaye "Gwen" Yazawa, 84, of Honolulu, a retired bartender for Flamingo Restaurant, died Friday in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Karen Matsumura; brother Noboru Nakayama; sisters Harriet Mekaru and Asaye Shimada, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masaru Yoshioka, 89, of Aiea and formerly of Palolo, a retired printer for Consolidated Amusement Co., died Feb. 28 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Myrna K. Takahashi and Ann T. Yoshimoto; sisters Shizuno Saiki, Yuriko Uyemura, Kikue Yamamoto, Chiyoko Hayama and Kimiyo Kimata, six grandchildren and three 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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