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Obituaries

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Wednesday, May 16, 2001


Benjamin Masami Aganus, 66, of Kailua-Kona, a retired maintenance man with Hawaii Affordable Properties, employee for the former Paauhau Sugar Plantation and veteran of the U.S. Army, died Sunday at home. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mavourneen Dee Dee Hoopii; daughters Bernadette Wertz, Diane Townsend, Yvette Stone, Jeanette McNally and Lynn Merseburgh; brothers Gary and Phil; sister Charlene Sohriakoff; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire.

David "Gening" "Popo" Ernando Alcos, 88, of Ewa Beach, a retired boilerman at Oahu Sugar Plantation Waipahu Mill, died May 3. He was born in Cebu, the Philippines. He is survived by sons David Jr., Byron, Richard, Buddy, Tommy, Ross "Oggie" and Desi Alcos, Herbert Codera and Roland, Sonny and Danny Namoc; daughters Winona Sabanal, Theresa Dano, Sharon Conselva, Jeanette Marshall and Genny Moniz; brother Nasiaancino; 29 grandchildren; and 59 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Henry David Alvarado, 58, of San Jose, Calif., died May 5. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jane; son Craig; daughter Lisa and her husband David Pagan; ex-wife Kehau; mother Crescencia; sister Gloria Gonsalves; brothers Ben, Jay and Eufracio "Al"; and four grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on the mainland.

Manuel Medina Amor, 58, of Mililani, owner of Tops Carpet Cleaners and a Realtor associate with Query Properties Ltd., died Thursday. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Margaret; sons Anthony, Richard and Michael; daughter Michelle; sisters Leticia Query and Violeta Miranda; brother Jamie; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Friday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, call after 3:30 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers.

Pedro Mendoza Arucan, 84, of Waipahu, a retired employee at Dole Pineapple Co., died Monday in St. Francis Medical Center-West. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Jose, Francisco and Miguel; daughters Juanita Dugay and Glenna Tello; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Dominador B. Busque, 46, of Kamuela, Hawaii, an employee at the Orchid at Mauna Lani, Hilton Waikoloa, died Thursday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Banaoang, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Charlie; son Reynaldo; daughters Gemmalyn Fukumoto and Analiza Julian; mother Isabel; brothers Mariano and Alejandro; sisters Elita Benaza, Leonora Tsubuta, Natividad Leones and Victoria Cardenas; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Friday at the Busque residence on Nani Waimea Street, call after 5 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church in Kamuela, call after 8 a.m. Burial will be in the Philippines. Casual attire.

Maria Theresa Campbell, 88, of Mililani, died Sunday. She was born in Panama. She is survived by son Luis-Eugenio A. Campo, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Baptist Church, 94-293 Anania Drive. Memorial services and burial will be held on the mainland.

Fraxedes Lestino Cardenas, 88, of Honolulu died May 2 in Honolulu. She was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by son Romeo, hanai daughter Darlene Borman, sister Gloria Cabanting and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. May 27 at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:45 a.m. May 29 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Fumi Yoshino Chiwa, 82, of Aiea died May 5. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Saburo; daughters Roberta Ann Tanaka, Corinne, Jennifer and Eileen Chiwa and Brenda Joy Galapin; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Annie Kyung Hye Choy, 79, of Wahiawa, who retired from Bank of Hawaii, died May 4. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert and Wayne; brother Marvin Kang; sisters Mary Lee, Alice Hahn and Anna Burgess; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Albert "Jimmy" Cornwell, 78, of Aiea, a retired warehouse supervisor with Diversey Fumigation for 40 years, died Saturday. He was born in Rio Grande, New Jersey. He is survived by wife Jane; daughters Patricia Hughes, Lavina Cornwell and Ruth Terlep; son Albert Jr.; sisters Melvina Keep, Virginia Cerzasimo and Mary Trout; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 11 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire.

Austin David Scott Davis Jr., 71, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired field engineer, died May 6 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janice, daughter Holli Marshall, sons Austin D.S. III and Dallas D., sisters Marleen Davis and Faye Sayre, and three grandchildren. Private urn burial.

Michael Charles Ebinger, 65, of Kapaa, Kauai, a pineapple harvest worker with Hawaiian Food Packers, died yesterday in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kapaa. He is survived by mother Shendrina, sisters Barbara Ebinger and Bessie Hedricks and brothers Ralley Ebinger, Aberham Lovell and Albert Soares. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine's Church in Kapaa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Church cemetery. Aloha attire.

Andrew Iwao Hamada, 61, of Hilo, formerly of Waipahu, a masonry plasterer, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Juanita; daughters Michele and Melissa Hamada, Daphne Salvador, Yolanda Hesia and Laverne Pavao; sons Clarence, Anthony and Jayson; mother Frances; brother Alvin; sisters Myris Shinsato and Carol Kaakimaka; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services: Noon Saturday at Valley of the Temples, Windward. Interment of urn to follow. Casual attire.

Wayne Oswald Ka'ahanui, 45, of Waianae died May 9. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Samuel, brother Samuel "Kamu" Jr. and sisters Laurene Ka'ahanui and Leilani Kalamau. Eulogy: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual/aloha attire.

Edward "Bush" "Boy" Kaeka, 40, of Nuuanu, a maintenance man for J.Y.L. Inc., died April 7 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers David, Peter, Joseph and Tommy and sisters Josephine, Loretta, Davelynn, Mary, Roseline and Francine. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Sand Island Beach Park. Casual attire. For information, call Tommy at 691-3955.

Dennis Hideo Kaneshiro, 52, of Waianae, the owner and president of Makaha Drive-in, died May 5 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gayle, daughters Leila and Megan, mother Hatsuko, brothers Wayne and Clyde and sisters Iris Lee and Gayle Inouye. Private services.

George Matthew Kekaualua, 61, of Kaneohe died May 8 in Kailua. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mary Jane; son Charlton-Ray "Ioane"; daughter Apasara "Ana"; brothers Joseph, Ira, Genesis "Genny" and Alan "Alana"; and sisters Beverly "Pua" Crumb and Robynne "Dolly" Pacheco. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Samuel Kon Sr., 65, of Wahiawa, a labor supervisor in the trucking business, died Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Josephine; sons Samuel Jr. and William; daughters Sonya Wise, Edwina Kamali'i and Joycelinn, Wendy and Mechelle Kon, Raynette Balocon and Ginger Cartwright; brothers Henry, James, Clarence, Harry and Eugene; sisters Helen Daly, Elsie Segancia, Elizabeth Balocon, Pearly Sumida, Mary Jane Robins and Violet Almaraza; 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Saturday, call after 8 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Sunday at Sand Island Beach Park. Aloha attire.

Jayne Yoshie Kupper, 76, of Aiea, a homemaker, died Monday at home. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband Hamilton; son Michael Yogi; daughters Jo Ann and Suzanne Lee and Robin Wong; sisters Nobue Tokuno, Kikue "Kay" Higuchi and Helen Kobashigawa; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Henry Wells Lawrence, 82, of Honolulu, a retired math teacher at Punahou School and recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart, died Sunday in Hale Nani Health Center. He is survived by wife Mary-Ellen, son Henry Jr., daughters Ellen Chapman and Barbara Lawrence, brother Lincoln and sister Barbara. Services at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to Punahou School

Dennis Russel McComis, 49, of Detroit, a psychiatric technician for Hawaii State Hospital, died April 22. Memorial services: 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday at Friends of He'eia Park. Private committal services. No flowers. Donations welcome.

Mary A. Meyer, 84, of Kahului, a retired beautician, died Sunday in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Minnesota. She is survived by daughter Rosalie Yoshida, sister Shirley Young and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Ala Lani Methodist Church. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Sue Seiko Miyabara, 76, of Honolulu died May 3. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Raymond; daughters Lynn and Sharon; sisters Chieko Steffens, Ruth Sato, Lily Yoshizumi, Christine Lane and Gloria Malunao; and brothers Hideo, Masayuki and Paul Koike. Private services.

Florence M. Momeyer, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired social worker, died April 28 in Kaneohe. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by sons Richard, Douglas and Alan. No services. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Association for Retarded Citizens.

William Masaru Nakamoto, 59, of Pearl City, a retired employee of T.W. Electric Co., died May 8. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lucille; son Darren; daughter Audrey Cline; brother Earl; sisters Natsuyo Nagano, Mazie Tsuda and Misao Seto; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Rita O'Keefe, 57, of Honolulu died Thursday. She was born in Italy. She is survived by husband Patrick T., son Luca S., brothers Ernesto and Vittorio Signorillo and sister Ciretta Sonzogni. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Call from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Satoru Okayama, 86, of Honolulu, a retired owner/ baker of Hadley's Bakery and a World War II veteran, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, Company A, died May 5. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred Misako; sons Howard T., Eugene T. and Milton K.; brothers Edward S. and Shiro; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Gibson Perry Ontai, 75, of Honolulu, a retired electrician, died May 6 at home. He was born in South Kona. He is survived by wife Peggy; sons Guy P. and Gibson P.; daughter Gina; brothers Calvin C. Ontai and Johnson and Edmond Puou; sisters Gladys Grace, Bessie Thums, Elizabeth Parker, Darly-Jean Cockett, Lei Meitoga and Amy Cook; and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Rosario Jabeguero Panoncillo, 67, of Honolulu died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Jaime J., Gilbert J., Carlito J., and Cesar J.; daughters Teresita Arriba, Julieta Driskell, Delia Harris and Nenita Viloria; 23 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 7:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

William Fredrich "Steve" Parker, 79, of Honolulu, a theatrical producer, died May 13 at home. He was born in Germany. He is survived by wife Miki, daughter Sachiko Murray, hanai daughter Yukie Banks and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Halekulani Hotel, Hau Terrace. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, 2846 Ualena St., Honolulu 96819. Aloha attire.

Lorraine June Parrish, 73, of Honolulu, a retiree, died May 5 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. No flowers for memorial services. The family provided incorrect information for an obituary published Sunday.

Orlando Baniaga Pascua Sr., 56, of Lahaina, a field laborer at Maui Land & Pineapple, died Friday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Saoit Burgos, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Valerie A; sons Richard, Chariolan and Orlando B.; daughters Maria Teresa McCallie and Cheryl Lynn A. Pascua; stepmother Segundina; brother Gerebert; sisters Marthalina Yagyagan and Presentacuion Matias; and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Prayer services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Call after 8 a.m.

Craig A. Rambo, 47, of Waianae, died May 7. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by sons Craig "Keoni" and Thomas Kekoa Rambo-Johnson; daughter Inez Lahela Brown; brothers Thomas, Wayne, Joseph, Dennis, Norman, Harry and William; and sister Martha Iverson. Committal services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Lorna G. Santos, 70, of Kapahulu, died Friday in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Roland; daughters Debra Strange and Sharon Cullen; hanai-daughter Ku'ulei Clemente; son Roland "Skip" Jr.; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Church, 1124 7th Ave. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Ronald Patrick Silva, 56, of Nanakuli, formerly of Pearl City, died Friday. He is survived by brothers Richard P. and Glenn S.; sisters Patricia Ann Silva-Suzuki, Shawna and Sandra Rodrigues; and companion Charlene Espinueva. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Council. Call after 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Lillian Song, 72, of Honolulu died May 5 in Honolulu. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by daughter Lisa. Private services.

Masayuki Sumiki, 61, of Hilo, an employee for the state Department of Transportation, Airports Division, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kalaoa, Papaikou, Hawaii. Service over ashes: 7 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Finau Takapautolo, 62, of Laie will be remembered in services noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Third Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Loimata Galea'i Tauiliili, 70, of Laie, a former dancer at the Polynesian Cultural Center, died Saturday. She was also a cook at the Church College of Hawaii and the Kuilima Resort. She was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Uipa; sons Uipa Jr. and William Ili; daughters Luisa Tupuola, Sitaimata Masoe, Patricia Aumua, Veralyn Reynolds, Leilani Soliai and Flora Bios; brothers Peni Tagoa'i and Lemaefe, William, Misi, Tafili, Pulefano and Fulufuluele Galea'i, Asaua Luau, Falaula Tinoga and Nagauia Po'oai Moe Tuileto'a; and sisters Lusila Aoelua, Evelina White, Vatau Neria, Va Popo Letuli Pele, Lemaile Tinoga Mapusua, A'ano Tinogo Tepa, Elesi Tinoga-Mata'u, Vai Tinoga, Fua'auli Tinoga Fuimaono and Leaso Tinoga To'afo; 39 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Ninth Ward. Call from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery.

John Carl Tucker, 52, of Wailuku, a stationary engineer for air conditioning, died Friday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda, son Lon A., daughter Chelsea E., brother Lynn M. and mother Tamiko. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Monday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert "Peewee" J. Upchurch, 74, of Kailua, a retired truck driver with the federal government, died Saturday in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bernice, daughter Pamie Compehos and two grandsons. Memorial services over ashes: 12:30 p.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Call after 11:30 p.m. Inurnment to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Marvin Y.Y. Wong, 41, of Los Angeles, an auditor with the Department of Defense, died May 8 in Los Angeles. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gayle; sons Christopher, Ryan and Brandon; mother Gladys C.; sister Pauleen W. Arakaki; and brother Gary Y.G. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after noon. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha 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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