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Monday, March 26, 2001


ROBERT D. SELLECK
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER

California businessman,
father of ‘Magnum
P.I.’ star dies at 79

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Associated Press

LOS ANGELES >> Robert D. Selleck, the father of actor Tom Selleck and prominent real estate developer Robert D. Selleck II, has died of complications following surgery. He was 79.

Selleck died Wednesday at the University of Southern California Medical Center, said publicist Esme Chandlee.

Selleck was responsible for major development in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. In 1948 he established the Selleck Company for Real Estate Development and Consultation in California.

He worked with his sons Robert and Daniel to develop residential and business complexes across the San Fernando Valley.

Selleck also was former director of the Los Angeles Olympic Organization Committee, former president of the Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Parks Commission and vice president of Valley Presbyterian Hospital.

He received the Fernando Award, given to the year's outstanding citizen of the San Fernando Valley, and he and his wife, Martha, were given the Golden Hands Award by the Boys and Girls Club of the San Fernando Valley.

He is survived by his wife, Martha; sons Robert, Tom and Daniel; daughter Martha Selleck Ketchum; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Maria P. Abrigo, 80, of Waialua, formerly of Kawailoa, died March 16. She was born in Waialae. She is survived by sons Gilbert, Reginald, Melvin, Rodney, Wayne and Michael; daughter Marilyn Tabudlo; brothers Thomas and Serafin Pactol; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Prayer service: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Uldarico Guerrero "Al" "Daring" Alconcel, 75, of Waipahu, a retired project superintendent for Hawaiian Cement, died March 3. He was born in Tamorong, Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Eugenia "Ining," son Eltruvel "El," daughter Beryl Quintal, sisters Cristina and Alejandra Quintal, and five grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Walter Amundsen, 87, of Kailua died last Monday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy, daughters Leila Huehn and Carole Dills, sister Carrie Young, six grandchildren and a great-grandson. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 9 a.m. Committal service: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Samuel Omii "Boy" Apiki, 58, of Waimanalo, a warehouseman, died March 14 in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Ethel and Louise Punahele and Edwina Wells, and brother Leslie Punahele. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Etsuko Arashiro, a k a Nancy Etsuko Arashiro, 72, of Waipahu, a retired bookkeeper for Avant Garde Builders, died Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by husband Harumi; son Terence T.; daughter Sharon S. Kubochi; brother Jackie Urata; sisters Yuriko Takekuma, Chieko Miyamoto, Nobuko Hashimura, Yaeko Koga and Sueko Higa; and a grandchild. Service: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Kauai Soto Zen Temple, 3500 Kaumualii Hwy., Hanapepe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Genevieve "Dohaylonsod" Cadelinia, 61, of Mililani died March 13. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband Matias; sons Robert, Michael and Nelson; brother Francis Dohaylonsod; and sisters Chris Baker, Flo Villaroz, Babs Ganir, Kathy Holland, Doris Sajulga and Mae Frickelton. Service: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kui Hao Ah Moe Chang, 83, of Hauula died Thursday. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Herbert and Ronald Ah Puck, daughter Leimomi Hee, sisters Maggie Perriera and Emma Ulmer, 19 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie First Ward, North Stake. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Eleanor Albertina Doane Char, 81, of Honolulu, a retired housekeeper for Hawaii Sunset Hotel, died March 17 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Arlen, son Edmund "Butchie" Jones, daughters Avon Doane and Joan Flores, hanai daughter Deborah Kamanao, sister Doris Apuna, 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary, call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Pablo Manibog Ermitanio, 85, of Mililani, a retiree from Cerezo Vegetable Farm, died Feb. 25. He was born in Barangay 29, Laoag City, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Arsenio and Larry, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

John Daguimol Fagaragan, 95, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Filomena, son John, daughter Mary Salvador, sister Flora Delos Reyes and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 9:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary, call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Henry Takaichi Hironaga, 99, of Honolulu, a retired florist dba Henry's Florist and retired senior accountant for Queen's Medical Center, died March 18 in Kaiser Moanalua Hospital. He was born in Yamaguchi, Japan. He is survived by son Patrick I.; daughter Carol K. Thompson; brother Kazuo; sisters Karen T. Kojima, Ruth C. Matsuguma and Satsuko Higuchi; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services held.

Louise Furtado "Lulu" Hussey, 89, of Hilo died Friday. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Clifford and Roy, daughters Lorene A. Seu and Myrna Chun, sister Rose Andrade, 14 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kenichi Iha, 82, of Aiea, a retired electrician for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died last Monday in Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Hummi; daughters Karen Yoza, Cheryl Kamihara and Judith Nakamura; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yukio "Gaben" Kajiyama, 83, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired manager for the former Kealoha Papaya Orchard, died Tuesday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helen H.; son Miles; daughter Nanette Steward; brothers Haruo, Noburo and Goro; sisters Natsue Namba, Nobue Kotomori, Masae Lollar and Tokie Miyamoto; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson. Service: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Charlotte Kaahanui Kiaaina, 66, of Honolulu, a retired meat wrapper for Daiei, died Tuesday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Benjamin Jr. and Chad K. "Kapiko"; daughters Dorlin K. Kaaihili, Frances L. Racoma, Janice L. "Penny," Bernadine "Bern" and Sarah K.; 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Service: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. and from 9-11 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial: noon Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

Lazaro Pantaleon "Larry" Laforteza, 36, of Ewa Beach died March 4. He was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Chita "Louie," daughter Laurice, mother Nicolasa, brother Raymundo and sisters Nancy Bumanglag, Loreta Raquel, Rosenelia Cariaga, Lilybeth Mariano, Lanie Galiza and Narcisa Cabading. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

David Edward Leitz, 60, of Wailea, Maui, and Massachusetts, a self-employed author and consultant for advertising and marketing, died Thursday in Wailea, Maui. He was born in Fort Wayne, Ind. He is survived by wife Frances; parents Edward and Maxine; sons Todd, James and Chad; daughter Elisabeth; brother James; sisters Julie Vanasse and Martha Elmes; and six grandchildren. Services to be held on the mainland. Donations suggested to HOSPICE of Maui.

Qian Wen Liu, 75, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Chungshan, China. She is survived by husband Song H. Liang; sons Alan Y.Q., Yan B., Sean Y.S. and Charley Y.C. Liang, and Bill H.B. Leung; daughters Yue H. and Miao H. Liang; and nine grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m.. at Valley of the Temples.

Ruth Akie Loeffelholz, 86, of Wahiawa died March 17. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Elden, daughter Joan Lum, brother Horace Koga, sister Leatrice Sato, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services held.

Lon Teruo Machida, 43, of Honolulu, a programmer for Hawaii Insurance Bureau, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by father Harry, mother Chieko "Daisy" and brothers Noel and Cal. Service: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m.

Louis Valentine Marino, 78, of Honolulu died March 12 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Moses and Wendell, and sisters Victory P. Wong and Wanda Ginden. Service: noon Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow.

William Richard Mitchell, 91, of Kailua, formerly of Hawaii Kai, a retired mechanic for Kunia Power Plant, died Thursday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Royal, Francis and William "Billy" Jr.; daughter Wehilani Ching; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Service: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

Masuo Miyamoto, 72, of Kaneohe, a retired dispatcher for Honolulu Gas Co., died Saturday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rose; sons Gary and Eric; brothers Clarence, Robert, Ted and Walter; sisters Tomison Nitta, Sadie Kamioka, Evelyn Miyamoto and Shirley Fukunaga; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Esther Aiko Ogawa Nakagawa, 94, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died March 16 in the Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Arthur K., sisters Charlotte Yoshioka and Winifred Phillips, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services held.

Raymond H. Omori, 86, of Honolulu, a retired refrigeration mechanic for the federal government, died last Monday in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Emi, daughters Adella L. Buss and Lorna L. Omori, sister Tamie Nakamura and two grandchildren. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Felipa Ramirez "Fely" Ramos, 57, of Honolulu died March 13 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Manuel "Manny," daughter Christen Gayle, mother Maria Obrero, stepfather Angel Obrero, brothers Billy and Elmer Obrero, and sisters Teonila Petrey and Marcelina Daniels. Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Anastacio Antonio Simpliciano, 88, of Honolulu, a retired plumber for Tripler Army Medical Center, died March 8. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Jacinta, daughter Annabelle Manamtam, brothers Mauro and Aurelio, sister Lourdes Simpliciano and two grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Yoshiko Terauchi, 91, of Honolulu died March 13 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Richard, Michael, Lance and Jerry; daughter Jean Tawata; sister Sumiko Ono; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services held.

Lawrence Castle "Larry" Watkins, 83, of Pearl City, a U.S. Air Force retiree and retired administrator for N.P.W.C. Pearl Harbor, died last Monday. He was born in Memphis, Tenn. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; sons Ronald, Bruce and Bill; daughter Susan Goodman; sister Bessie Wagner; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yeu Cheong Wong, 93, of Honolulu, a retired electrician for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died March 11 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sister Betty Naylon, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Services held.



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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