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Obituaries

Wednesday, April 18, 2001


Isle political leader Sakae Takahashi


Moises V. Acio, 52, of Wailuku, a parishioner at Christ the King Church, died April 4 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Bacarra, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Mely; sons Charlie and Bengie; daughter Ailyn Acio-Calpito; mother Honorata; brothers Jaime, Constante and Porfirio; sisters Corazon Cortez and Bella Agtarap; and four grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Juan Redito Aquino, 78, of Ewa Beach died March 24. He was born in Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Segundina; sons Restituto and Oscar; daughters Carmencita and Marissa; brother Artemio; sisters Adelina Fernandez, Natividad Espanol and Magdalena Tasal; and seven grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, Ewa Beach. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

Leonard Edwin Begay, 35, of Napili, Lahaina, a cook at Pacific Cafe, died Saturday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Donald and Lourdes, brother Eric and sisters Leimomi Begay and Donna Rosario. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial services: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Reception: Pacific Cafe. Casual attire.

Rebecca Lynn Campos, 30, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died April 10 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in California. She is survived by brothers Carlo M., Roland P. and Edwin L.; and sisters Stephanie B. Arthur, Arline M. Nimori and Geraldine E. Snow. Call from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Kapaa Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. Casual attire.

James "Jimmie" Kwai Chong Chang, 77, of Honolulu, an acoustical consultant, died Friday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wonnie; son Jan; daughter Carolyn Choy; brother Dr. Kwai Sing; sisters Clara Wong, Dorothy Kwock and Alice Artita; and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Community Church of Honolulu. Call after 9:30 a.m.

Francis Main Chun, 88, of Honolulu died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Edward and sister Sau Yue. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's Cathedral. Aloha attire.

Dominador "Doming" B. Diaz, 68, of Ewa Beach, who worked for Oahu Sugar Plantation, died April 6. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Clarita; daughters Melanie Raquedan, Clarissa Rafanan, Debra Dolor and Jennifer Rendorio; brothers Emilio, Francisco and Victor; sister Resurreccion Pecpec and five grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bryan and Dylan Espiritu-Valdez, twin infant sons of Jocelyn Espiritu and William Valdez, died April 2 in Ewa Beach. They are also survived by grandparents Juanita Valdez and Marlon and Sally Espiritu. Private services.

Robert S. Frizzell, 57, of Honolulu, a retired aircraft controller with the Federal Aviation Administration, died March 18 in Honolulu. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by daughters Lara K. and Jana K., and brother Gary. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl with military honors.

George Herman Halas, 72, of Kaneohe, a retired police officer, died April 4 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by children Kathleen Hau and Byron, Deborah, George Jr. and Kamaka Halas; former wife Inga; brother Samuel; sisters Velma "Leilani" Roberts, Barbara Kema and Danielle Halas; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Betty Yoko Hanaoka, 66, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died April 12 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alvin, son Wayne, daughters Karen Santos and Lyn Uyehara, sister Elaine Yamamoto and four grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Benjamin Helekahi, 72, of Hana, Maui, a maintenance man at Hotel Hana Maui, died April 7 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Katherine; sons Bratton, Benjamin Jr., Bradley, Floyd, John John and Ranger; daughters Ipo Pu, Gloria Park and Bernadine Helekahi; brother John; sister Katherine Abreu; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: St. Peter's Cemetery.

Marilyn Elaine Huber, 66, of Kaneohe, an educator, died Saturday in Kaneohe. She is survived by sisters Evelyn Culmer, Betty Easton and Barbara Jenkins. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples. No flowers. Donations suggested to Sea Life Park Marine Research and Education Foundation on behalf of Huber's dolphins.

Rupert S. Imamura, 61, of Hilo, who retired as chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmer Program, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mildred A., sons Philip O. and Kevin M., daughter Kari-Ann C. Imamura Mock, mother Sueko, sister Geraldine T. Cole and a grandchild. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Fellowship Gathering Place on Kupulau Road. Call after 9 a.m. Urn committal: 1 p.m. Saturday at Homelani New Columbarium. Casual attire.

Ralph "Martin" Jordan Jr., 68, of Kailua, a retired colonel of the U.S. Air Force, died Friday in Ewa Beach. He was also an assistant professor with Hawaii Pacific University. He was born in North Carolina. He is survived by wife Sue, daughter Deborah, son Mitchell and two granddaughters. Private inurnment.

Samuel Keauhou Kaanapu Jr., 67, of Pearl City, who retired from the Hawaiian Telephone Co., died Saturday. He also retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gertila "Gerti"; sons Donald and Harold; daughters Colette Niedrich and Rosette Carter; dad Ray Porter; sisters Margaret Tyler, Anita Naone and Maylene Enoka; brother Samuel; nine grandchildren and a great-grandson. Memorial services: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Mary Jane Martha Kahanamoku, 81, of Kailua-Kona, a retired music teacher, died April 2 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Jill Fetz, son Sandy, brother John May, sister Lorraine Sohm, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Keauhou Outrigger Halau. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow. Bring pupus. Loose flowers welcome.

Benjamin Xanwah Kau, 78, of Honolulu died Saturday in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Fresca, daughters Janine and Joyce, brothers George and William, and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Llewellyn Kauhane Kinolau, 57, of Honolulu and California, a retired waiter from Ilikai Hotel, died March 28 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Elana Wegrzyn, mother Sarah and three grandsons. Services held.

Barbara Ann Kishi, 50, of Kailua died April 9 in Kailua. She is survived by husband Robert, son Tyler, sister Shirley Aki and brothers Howard, Kenneth and Gordon Soares. Services: 11:15 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Manuel Ladera, 70, of Lahaina, a retired custodian for Kapiolani Medical Center, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by brother Franklin and sisters Emma Pires, Betty and Elizabeth Santos, Katherine Fernandez and Josephine Secretario. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Veteran's Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Esteban Lucas, also known as "Cas-Cas" or "Grandpa Honey," 92, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a retired factory mechanic welder for the former Hutchinson Sugar Co. in Honuapo, Kau, died Sunday in Kau Hospital. He was born in Isabela, the Philippines. He is survived by stepsons Ambrosio Tonac and Fred Cabanting, stepdaughter Lorraine Navarro, 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kauahaao Congregational Church. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Melvin Kuuipo Mahiai, 57, of Nanakuli, a heavy-equipment operator for Pacific Concrete, Grace Pacific, Koga Construction, Oahu Construction and Mega Construction, died April 5. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by wife Louisa "Nani," son Melvin, daughter Rebecca Martin, brothers Harris and Stanley, sister Esther Seipel and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

William "Dr. Mac" McLaughlin, 78, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired physician with Wilcox Hospital, died Monday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Veronica, son Thomas, stepdaughters Shelly Rodrigues and Robin Sabatini, sister Dolores Campbell and a grandchild. Mass: noon Friday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Kapaa. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

George Henry Merseburgh Jr., 62, of Kailua, a retired tractor trailer driver and employee at Queen's Medical Center, died April 9 in Honolulu. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Violet "Kawai"; children Kealoha Merseburgh, Lady Bird Angelo, Jessie Dedrick and Anae Martin; brother Alex; sister Ilima Strong and six grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

Roy Yeiko Mijo, 82, of Kailua, a retired carpenter, died March 31 in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Melvin, Warren and Alan; brother Herbert; sisters Doris Yoshimoto and Betty Kagihara; and two grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire.

Takashi Murakami, 89, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii will be remembered in services 2 p.m. Saturday at Honomu Henjoji Mission. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

William "Billy" Nagaoka, 75, of Hanalei, Kauai, a retired Kauai County road maintenance employee, died Sunday in Wilcox Hospital. He is survived by wife Alice, daughter Dale Leverett, sisters Clorinda Nakashima and Dorothy Kaneshiro, and six grandchildren. Memorial services over ashes: 11 a.m. Friday at Hanalei Pavilion. Call after 10:30 a.m. Military honors by the Kauai Veterans Honor Guard. Scattering of ashes: Hanalei Bay. Casual attire.

Alan Mitsuyuki Nozawa, 50, of Aiea, a teacher at Nanakuli High School, died April 10. He was also a senior parks caretaker for the city Department of Parks and Recreation. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Alaine, mother Billie and sister Marcia Koyanagi. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harold Nuuhiwa, 71, of Waimanalo, a ready-mix driver from Ameron, died Friday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Angela; daughters Cissy Driver, Claudia Gibson, Connie Solomon and Jaye Aquino; sons Herbert Kauhane and Hiram K. Nuuhiwa; sisters Henrietta Egami, Nora Robello, Nicky Aki and Jackie Thompson; brother Leonard; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Central Seventh-day Adventist Church in Honolulu. Call after 2 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Wilmot Puna, 87, of Ewa Beach, a retiree from the Federal Aviation Administration, died April 7. He is survived by wife Elizabeth, son Andrew, daughters Alicia McCullen and Wilma Kalawa, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Gladys "Nachie" Roldan, also known as Gladys Doral, 55, of Aiea, a recreational leader for Nimitz Elementary School, died Monday in Aiea. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband Leopoldo; sons Stephen, Shawn and Scott; daughters Shelley-Ann Ah Nee and Suzette Santos; two brothers; two sisters; three stepsisters and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 99-641 Pohue St., Aiea. Call after 9:30 a.m. Call 486-3638 for information. Aloha attire.

George Kahunanui Santos, 65, a heavy-truck driver with the city, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jacqueline; sons George M., Theodore B., Christopher S. and Elvis A.; daughter Candace M. Santos-Walker; brother Solomon K.; sisters Rosebell Santos and Lilian Josefovicz; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Jack Kameichi Tomei, 89, of Costa Mesa, Calif., a retired welder, died Oct. 15, 1999 in Newport Beach, Calif. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Robert, Richard, Raymond and Rodney; daughters Betty Yonemura, Rachel Kiyuna and Shirley Walker; brother Ralph; sisters Hideko Tome and Harue Onaga; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Jerry Viskocil, 84, of Waipahu, a retired purchasing agent from Hickam Air Force Base and Amfac, died April 7 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Osage, Iowa. He is survived by brother Edward. Call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

George Calvin Wall, 84, of Honolulu, a proprietor of a lumber mill in Washington state, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Washington. He is survived by wife Mary E. "Betty"; son James R.; daughters Linda Martinson, Penny Booth and Sally Cannon; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services in Washington at a later date.

Henry Isamu Yamaki, 78, of Aiea, who retired from Waipahu Appliance, died Friday. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Harriet; son Steven; daughter Estelle Yamaki-Spaulding; brothers Ralph, George, James, Roy, Gilbert and Melvin; sisters Gertrude Nishida and Marion Yuasa; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.



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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