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Obituaries
Wednesday, May 30, 2001


William Dupont Adams, 82, of Kailua, a retired federal government deep-sea diver, died Friday at home. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife Lydia T.; sons Bradford W., W. Reid and Norman B.; sister Babe Bendure; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Church of Christ. Call after 9 a.m. Private inurnment at a later date. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Shizue Agena, 79, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired housekeeper with Kauai Surf, died Saturday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Anahola, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Lynette Warren, Gladys D. DeMarco and Arlene Okafuji; brothers Howard and Reginald Tengan; sisters Clara Tengan and Grace Nakamatsu; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Friday at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel. Call after 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Cynthia Joan Bennett, 67, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran, died May 22 in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in San Jose, Calif. She is survived by son Michael; daughter Erin Schulz; brother Brian Lack; sister Kathleen McIsaac; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Barbara Severne Bolton, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in England. Private services.

Sixto Costes Carbonel, 71, of Honolulu, a retired steward with Royal Hawaiian Hotel for 24 years, died May 13. He was born in Landas, Mangaldan, Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Felicidad; sons Federico, Daniel and Florendo; daughters Leonora Garcia, Julie Prestoza, Gloria Carbonel, Susana Luis, Rhemy and Christal Carbonel; brother Julian; sisters Vivian Walters, Cecilia and Frances Carbonel, Virginia Kahakai and Virginia Cabatu; and 14 grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road, call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Charlotte G. Chow, 81, of Honolulu, a retired federal employee at Pearl Harbor and Okinawa and formerly a dance instructor for Hawaii Dance Association, died May 22. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Albert W.K.; sons Wendell K.K. and Winston K.H.; brothers Walter, George "Buddy" and Richard "Dickie" Goo; sisters Edith Beers and Margaret "Jackie" Wong; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Lin Yee Chung Cemetery, Manoa. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Walter C.H. Chung, 77, of Loma Linda, Calif., a physical therapist with Jerry Pettis Veterans Administration Medical Center for 35 years, died May 18. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Clara; daughters Diane Defries and Cynthia Coyne; sons Kean and Russell; brothers William, Richard and Ronald; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Japanese SDA Church, 2655 Manoa Road. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

Angela Espania Corpuz, 83, of Ewa Beach, formerly of Kalihi, died May 17. She was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by son Franklin; daughters Loretta and Linda Corpuz and Virginia Araki; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Reuben Marco "Mako Boy" Eskaran, Jr., 34, of Lanai City, a carpenter/laborer for Lanai Builders, died May 21 in Lanai City. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by parents Reuben "Marco" Sr. and Ah Moi; sisters Wanette "Nani" Eskaran and Reubenette "Lanai Girl" Degamo; grandfather Nelson Mock Chew and hanai tutu Rev. Lei Kanipae. All-night vigil: 10 a.m. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Friday at ILWU Hall, Lanai City; and 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial: Lanai Cemetery. Flowers welcome. Aloha or casual attire.

Luis Mislang Ferrer, 85, of Honolulu, died May 8. He was born in Binmaley, Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Arthur, Jorge, Ricardo, Prisco, Oscar and Miguel; daughters Cecilia Bersamin, Agapita Mateo and Teresita Parel; 26 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel, call after 6 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Monday, call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Charles Henry Grant, 78, of Honolulu, a retired roofing contractor, died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in Andover, Mass. He is survived by wife Margaret; daughters Gail and Carol; son Gary; sister Ruth; brother Gordon; and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to the Lou Garrett's Foundation. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Yasuto Honda, 85, of Wailuku, a retired estimator and carpenter, died May 17 in Hale Makua. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brothers John T., Shufflo S. and Myk M.; and sister Mikie Fujimura. Private services.

Irene D. Kanoelehua, 68, of Honolulu, a retired travel agent, died May 21 in Honolulu. Memorial services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Waikiki. Call after 8:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Florence Yaeko Konishi, 86, of Honolulu, a retired nursery school teacher for Muriel Preschool, died May 19 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George M.; daughter Amy E. Watanabe; sister Ester N. Mitobe; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Ralph Noburu Kubo, 81, of Hilo, a retired Veterans Administration counseling psychologist and World War II veteran, died May 20 at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Natsuko; son Karl C.; daughter JoAnn Okabe-Kubo; and a granddaughter. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Cross. Call after 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Luis Macaculof Macalma, 91, of El Dorado, Calif., a laborer for Kekaha Sugar, died May 18 in California. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughter Luisita Gillaspy; brothers Lorenzo, Federico, Gabriel, Florencio and Eistaqiop; sisters Genoveva and Inocencia; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Kekaha. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.

Robert "Bobby Macroni" Mahoe, 72, of Honolulu, a retired electrician, died May 16 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Edwina "Noelani"; daughter Ohua Morando; sister Ginny Patricio; and three grandsons. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ordensteins Hawaiian Memorial Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual aloha attire.

Restituto Alipio Marcos, Sr., 70, of Honolulu died May 17. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Emerenciana; sons Restituto Jr., Romulo, Michael and Noli; daughters Gwendolyn Ferrer and Annalyn DiFranco; sister Catalina Castillio; and nine grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines. Casual attire.

Herbert F. Margulies, 72, of Honolulu, a history professor emertius for the University of Hawaii, died Monday at home. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Francine; daughters Karen Margulies Kimbrell and Laura Seward Margulies; sons Nathan and Daniel; and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Rodney Anthony Earl Marrotte, 47, of Wahiawa died May 8. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife May "Nani"; daughters Lanalei and Maenani Marrotte and Nichole Marrotte-Davidson; brothers Michael, Thomas and Clifford Marrotte and Francis and Keith Albano; sisters Elizabeth Moody, Ronnie Marrotte and Kimi Taylor. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/aloha attire.

Gary "Mugs" Seiji Matsuki, 55, of Honolulu, a retired switch technician for Hawaiian Tel., died Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Myrna; daughter Shauna; stepdaughter Erin Chisholm; father Harry N.; and one granddaughter. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

Phillip Hisami Nagao, 85, of Honolulu, a retired warehouseman, died April 23 at home. He was born in Hawi. He is survived by wife Akiko; brother Parry T. Honjo; and sister Sandra K. Suzuki. Private services.

John Ortiz, Sr., 88, of Numila, Kauai, a retired mechanic with McBryde Sugar Co., died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lawai. He is survived by wife Virginia; sons John and Benjamin; brother Edward; sisters Lydia Troche and Mary Eccleston; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Kosei Oshiro, 85, of Waianae, a farmer, died May 11 at home. He was born in Okinawa. He is survived by wife Kameko; sons Glenn, Norman and Steven; daughters Susan Ushijima and Cindy Woo; sisters Yoshi and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Tsuruko "Yuki" Oshiro, 85, of Honolulu died May 22. She was born in Kaanapali, Maui. She is survived by son Dennis J.; daughters Gladys A. and Peggy Y. Oshiro, Janet S. Oshita and Vivian M. Asato; brothers Larry M., Roy N., Tadashi, Derick I. and Albert S.; sisters Shizuko Higa, Ruby Nakama and Agnes Oshiro; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

Yau Y. Suzuki, 68, of Lanai City, a plant nursery person at Lanai Co., died May 16 in Lanai Community Hospital, Lanai City. She was born in Niigata Ken, Horinochi, Japan. She is survived by husband Tohru; daughter Ann Y.; brothers Kazukichi and Michiyo; and sisters Shizu Mizuno and Setsuko Ishizaki. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lanai Hongwanji Mission, Lanai City.

Ofa Hema Talakai, 77, of Laie, a retired seamstress supervisor at Polynesian Cultural Center for 26 years, died Saturday. She was born in Nukualofa, Tonga. She is survived by son Siosifa; daughter Kelela Lombard; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii Stake Center, call after 6 p.m.; and 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, call after 8 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery.

Charles Tang, 92, of Honolulu died April 19 in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai daughter Nattie Johnson; and 35 grandchildren. Private services.

Glorinda Van Meerten, 75, of Kaneohe, a retired secretary, died Monday in Kailua. She was born in Tegal, Indonesia. She is survived by husband Dick; son Dick F.; daughter Lydia Toledo; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Private services.

Rikio "Ricky" Yamauchi, 72, of Honolulu, a retired plumber for Economy Plumbing and retired inspector for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, died May 23 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Mildred; sons Dale and Alan; daughter Doreen Oliver; brothers Takeo, Saburo and Sueo; and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
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The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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