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Obituaries
Thursday, September 20, 2001


Mark Quezon Abella, 81, of Ewa Beach, a retired criminal investigator agent in the Philippines, died Friday. He was also a city Licensing Division employee and a resident manager for Bishop Gardens. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonora "Leonor"; sons Robert, Severiano, Cornelio, Jose, Zosimo and Primitivo; daughters Aldetrudez Olaes, Filomina Kalauwa, Estelita Espina, Corazon Guillermo, Maria Dolores Datu and Maria Teresa Harrell; sister Rizalina; 38 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Call 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Burial: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Escolastica Julian Agcaoili, 91, of Kaneohe, died Sept. 2 in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Francisco and Larry, daughters Ludivina Landeza and Leibella Unciano, brother Isidoro Julian, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Richard Maurice Agnew, 65, of Kailua, died Sept. 10 at home. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Peggy, sons Richard and Brian, daughters Rita Ebisu and Patty Shoults, brother Charles, sister Catherine Slavens and six grandchildren. Private services.

Richard Biddle Baker III, 26, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a specialist E4 in the U.S. Army, died Sunday in Kohala Hospital. He was also accepted at the Pohakuloa Training Center as a federal firefighter. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Miriam Michelle, daughter Delisa Mooneyham, parents Richard II and Norma, grandmother Katherine Vierra-Baker and sisters Christina and Laurie. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Sharon "Sunny" Bierman, 51, of Kailua-Kona, an artist, died Sept. 8 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Santa Monica, Calif. She is survived by sons Michael and Christopher, parents Albert and Dena, sister Mary Webster and brother Jack. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pahoehoe Beach Park, Alii Drive. Call 10-11 a.m. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

Brian Boelter, 46, of Haiku, an architect for Riecke-Sunnland & Kono Architects Ltd., died Sept. 6 in Hana Medical Center. He was also past president of both the American Institute of Architects, Maui Chapter, and the Maui Masters Swim Club. He was born in Bismarck, N.D. He is survived by wife Polly E., brother Joel and sisters Carol Fetch and Mary Link. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kanaha Beach Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Pacific Primate Center, 500 A Haloa Road, Haiku 96708; Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center; or the American Heart Association.

Althea Frances Disopa, 79, of Waikiki, a retired businesswoman, died Sept. 12 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Rocky, daughter Carmella, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 1:45 p.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Sally Kalala Alohikea Toko Ebenal, also known as "Aunty Sally" and "Sally Lyons," 64, of Hove, Hawaii, an entertainer and dancer, died Sept. 12 at her daughter's home. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Tuesday.

Kiyoko Ishikane, 86, of Hono-lulu died Monday in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Shigeru; daughter Janie Nishijo; brothers Yoshito, Takeshi and Masashi Wata-nabe; sisters Irene Takahara, Ruth Flores and Elaine Inafuku; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire.

Mito Jaworowski, 78, of Ho-nolulu, a retired waitress for Naniwaya Restaurant, died Sept. 6 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Roland Joseph; sons Ken, Joseph and Roy; sisters Miyo Pinette and Kiyoko; and a grandson. Private services.

Henry Joseph, 81, of Kailua, a retired working foreman for Hawaiian Electric Co., died Sunday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy; sons Henry-Nolan, Wayne and Rodney; daughter Julie Kaaiai; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Margaret Martin Kaaua, 92, of Hilo, a retired county clerk for Hawaii County, died Sept. 12 in Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Martin K.L.; daughter E. Penny L. Britto; brothers Charles, Joseph and Donald Martin; and three grandchildren. Private services. Condolences may be sent to M. Kaaua, P.O. Box 7, Hilo 96721. Donations suggested to Easter Seals, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Robert "Bobby" Kamalu Kahalewai III, 34, of Kapolei, formerly of Aiea, died Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Michele, sons Brandon and Brison, parents Robert Jr. and Carol, sister Mae "Kuuipo" Kim and brother Solomon "Kimokeo." Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 5-9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Hui-Lan Kao, also known as Hsin-Ping Kao, 56, of Honolulu, an opera singer for the National Chinese Opera Company, Taiwan, died Monday in Castle Medical Center. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Yung-Te Lee, son Jimmy, father Pong-Shung, brother Chen-Hua and sisters Pauline Shaw and Vickie Molick. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Lenora Ann Kubera, also known as "Dolly" and "Ma," 63, of Keaau, Hawaii, a reading tutor at Keonepoko Elementary School, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Dearfield, Ill. She is survived by husband Jeane; sons Anthony and Rick; daughter Debra Agbayani; sisters Rosalie Watkins, Flora O'Neill and Shirley Woodard; brother Bernard Gallegos; and five grandsons. Call 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pahoa Ward. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.

Clarence Torio Kuraoka, 92, of Wahiawa, died Sept. 9. He was born in Kona. He is survived by son Ralph; daughters Edna Miyahara, Eleanor Tom Sun, Irene Okada and Karen Wakamura; brothers James and Sueo; sister Florence Tashima; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Roland Bernard Peeter Kwock Wui Lau, also known as "Uncle Ro," "Uncle Lau," "Butch" and "Coach," 51, of Waimea, a campus counselor at Waimea Elementary & Intermediate School, died Saturday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was also a rancher, mason and security guard. He is survived by wife Valerie F.; son Roland Jr.; daughters Jennifer, Rochelle, Kelly and Jolene; mother Theresa B.; brothers Gordon, Fred, Patrick, Richard and Ralph; sister Therese Vasconcellos; hanai brother Mac Keolanui; hanai sister Kaleinani Mendez; and four grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Annunciation Catholic Church, Waimea. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Chew Lum Lee, 81, of Hono-lulu, a retired machinist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 06, died Friday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Gerritt S.K., daughter Wendy S.H. Wasano, brother Albert and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Kevin Katsumi Lee, 20, of Wailuku, a student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, died Monday in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by parents Diane and Steven, brother Geoffrey, grandmother Violet and grandfather Sadanori "Ted" Komure. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kahului Hongwanji Preschool.

John "Johnny" Torres Lopez, 50, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a chef for Kona Surf Resort, died Sept. 11 in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by son John T. Jr.; daughters Violet Julia Olsen, Wanita Solita and Charita Isabella; parents Violet and Joseph Narvaez; brothers Dennis P. Torres, Rudolfo F. Jr., Ruben T. and Cruzanto T.; sisters Linda J. Lawrence, Lokelani T. Manalo, Maria T. Smith, Christina T. Flores, Ramona T., Herlinda T. Jacobo-Roque, Tina Marie Mattos, Frances Cummings and Estraita Narvaez; and seven grandchildren. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ho-nokaa. Call after 8 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Germaine Mae Maurice, 41, of Honolulu, a former security guard for Burns Security Guard Co., died Sept. 10 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael; mother Ruth; brothers Bobby, Larry and Kimo; and sister Georgia. Private services.

Hisao Mishima, 93, of Aiea, a retired employee for Oahu Sugar, died Sept. 8. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Sumie; sons Alan and Myles; daughters Florence Hopps and Lily Apo; brothers Dan "Mineso," Donald, Ronald and Joseph Kuroda; sister Betty "Toshie" Hill; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Kunio Nakagawa, 78, of Ho-nolulu, a retired plumbing contractor, died Sunday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen; son Wayne; daughters Sandra Higa and Susan Furuya; mother Hisayo; brothers Tom, William "Bill" and George; sisters Nancy Takata, Amy Ishimura and Charlene Hamaguchi; and six grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Kalihi Union Church. Call after 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Grace Haruno Nakata, 66, of Pearl City, a retired registered nurse for Kaiser Permanente Punawai Clinic, died Sunday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Yoshio; son Peter; daughter Arlene; brothers Dr. Patrick, Joseph and Edward; and sisters Dorothy Kikuchi, Charlotte Wilson and Francis Arakawa. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Call after 9:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Benilda "Bening" Opena Ragsac, 79, of Ewa Beach died Aug. 29. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Agustin and Carlito, daughters Felicidad Raquedan and Aureliana Manuel, sisters Josefina Ringor and Maria Alcayde, and eight grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Remedios Mariano Rulloda, 56, of Waipahu, a teacher at Barbers Point Elementary School, died Sept. 10. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Eduardo; daughters Edna Claypool, Rebecca Harding and Catherine; sister Violeta Cacayurin; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Zenichi Shiroma, 97, of Aiea, a retired farmer, died Sept. 9 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born on Okinawa. He is survived by son Zenei; daughters Tomi Gushikuma, Shigeko Kamiya, Yaeko Adaniya and Keiko Kisaka; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tadashi Tamane, 86, of Pearl City, a retired mason for Hawaiian Dredging Co., died Sept. 7. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Fukiko; sons Arnold and Lawrence; daughters Sharon and Diane, and Arlene Terawaki; sisters Bessie Fukuda and Nancy Terashima; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Betty Ann Yuk Oi Wong, 61, of Wahiawa, an employee for Goodwill Industries, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Edward and sisters Gloria Chun, Laura Cox, Trudy Aloiau and Linda Medallia. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual 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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