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Obituaries
Friday, November 2, 2001


ALLAN BEEKMAN / HAWAII AUTHOR



Emma Maluikeao Molaka Akiona, 97, of Honolulu, last of the original founders of the Papakolea Homestead, died Oct. 25 in Hale Ho Aloha. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Maurice, Albert and Arthur; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 43 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Kaumakapili Church. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

William "Billy" Bacarro, 41, of Mililani, a supervisor for Roberts Hawaii School Bus, died Oct. 23. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Norene "Rena"; son William Jr.; daughter Trena; parents Alfredo and Natividad "Angie"; brothers Alfredo Jr. and Renny; and sisters Rita Moribe, Rowena Farias and Roxanne Ladao. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Beatrice Shizue Devosa, 85, of Honolulu died Oct. 23 at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sister Helen Yonamine, nieces and nephews. Private services.

Jessie Geldermann, 79, of Hawaii Kai, a retired schoolteacher, died last Friday in Kaaawa. She was born in Buenos Aires. She is survived by husband Arturo, son Guillermo and two granddaughters. Private services.

Kenneth Tsutomu Ibara, 84, of Wahiawa, an employee for the federal government, died Oct. 18. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Toshiko, daughter Joyce Higashi, sister Kimiko and three grandchildren. Private services.

Jayne Nobue Iwai, 56, of Honolulu, a registered nurse for Queen's Medical Center, died Sunday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Christopher Oleson, mother Shizuko and brothers Jason and Nelson. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Candace Inn Ngee Leung, 41, of Honolulu, died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by father Kam; brothers Alvin and Glenn; sisters Judy Lum, Lily Dannenberg and Amy Nobriga, and Nancy and Elsie. Private services.

Gregorio Bumanglag Longboy, 83, of Honolulu died last Friday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Juana, sons Jerry and Alex, daughters Florencia Stackel and Melinda, brother Federico, sister Salamona Duldulao and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Thomas Ying Jun Lum, 77, of Honolulu, a retired sheet metal worker for Mass Transit Line, died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Amelia "Ami"; sons Steven and Bruce; daughter Pamela Koja; brothers Benjamin Y.H., Raymond Y.W. and Herbert Y.M.; sisters Dora L.O. and Katherine L.H. Wong, and Clara L.K.; and two grandsons. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mary Costa Maldonado, 90, of Honolulu, died Wednesday in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Herb, Donald and Ralph Schreiner; sisters Christine Ehlen, Gloria Shea and Angeline Crosby; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 8:30-10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Duane R. Metcalf, 66, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a proprietor for the Pahoa Auto Parts Store, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Warm Springs, Ore. He is survived by wife Joan M.; sons Michael, Patrick and Brady; daughter Megan; brother Jerry Wasson; and three grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at the Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Duane R. Metcalf Memorial Scholarship Fund, 13-3606 Nohea St., Pahoa 96778.

Augustine "Junie" Montiho Jr., 73, of Honolulu, a retired plumber for Tripler Army Medical Center, died yesterday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lurline "Lynn" B.; sons Augustine III and Carl; daughters Joanne Romero and Allison de Laura; sisters Bootsie South, Nita Quinones, Margaret Corniel and Lillian Roman; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Wake: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services with military honors: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Masako Nakaishi, 89, of Honolulu, a retired housekeeper for the Pagoda Hotel, died Oct. 8. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Dennis, Calvin and Milton; daughters Betty Hirano, Judith Kokubun and Linda Nakaishi; brother Kenichi Yoshida; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Emiko Okura, 74, of Honolulu, a retired land abstractor for the City and County of Honolulu, died Saturday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Toshio, son Glen T., daughters Marsha K. Sasaki and Sandra T. Uyeno, brother Shigeru Tatsuno, sisters Aiko Tatsuno and Evelyn Poentis, and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Toshie "Betty" Oue, 80, of Kealakekua, Kona, died Oct. 20 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Waiohinu, Kau. She is survived by son Clarence; daughter Helen; brother Takumi; and sisters Kayano Koike, Nancy Yokota and Sumie Hamamoto. Private services.

Arlene Lucille Sanders, 77, of Pukalani, Maui, died Sunday at home. She was born in Wichita, Kan. She is survived by daughters Donna and Nancy Poaipuni, brothers Lawrence Jr. and Robert McCabe, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mary Ann Sniffen, 61, of Wailuku, a file clerk for Maui Circuit Court, died Monday at home. She was born in Austin, Minn. She is survived by husband Daniel, daughter Terri "Tea" Sniffen-Keaweehu, sons Ikaika and Todd, sister Mildred Wencil, brother Chris Christensen and two grandchildren. Private services.

Roger Setsuo Tomita, 70, of Honolulu, a retired employee for I. Doi Hauling Contractor, died Oct. 14. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen, sons Stanford and Eric, brothers Lester and Allan, sisters Elaine Cacatian and Marjorie Grey, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Florence Kimiko Yasuda Mesaku Tyau, 82, of Honolulu, a retired secretary for the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, died Sunday in Kuikini Medical Center. She was born in Kona. She is survived by daughter Barbara Tamura, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alfredo "Pope" Alvaro Verdadero, 69, of Ewa, a retired employee for Oahu Sugar Co., died Oct. 21. He was also a veteran of the Korean War. He was born in Mana, Kauai. He is survived by wife Josephine "Jo"; son Alfred; daughters Mila, Debra and Joette, and Wanda Winstead; brothers Gregory Gatioan and Ricardo; sisters Juanita Alop, Christina Acohido, Rosal Nebrija and Nancy Viloria; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Josefina "Jojo" Viernes, 69, of Eleele, Kauai, died Oct. 25 in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Puhi, Kauai. She is survived by son Eugene, daughters Iris and Betty Ann Patricio, sister Belina Lasco, and numerous grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Eleele Baptist Church. Call after 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

John Worona, 90, of Kihei, Maui, a retired real estate agent, died Oct. 26 at home. He was born in Ukraine. He is survived by wife Olga, daughter Mary Ann Demoss and son Daniel. Private services.

Chiyo Yamaki, 73, of Aiea, an office manager for Produce Center Development Ltd., died Oct. 16. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James; son Dale; daughter Ada M.; sisters Sayo Niimi, Fusako Kutsunai, Hanako Murakami and Yaeko Kihara; and a grandchild. Private services.

William Theodore Yamamoto, 74, of Pearl City, a retired lecturer for Leeward Community College, died Oct. 24. He was also a part-time bookkeeper for Makaha Country Club. He is survived by wife Lillian; daughters Lilette Subedi and Melanie; hanai daughter Heidi Young-Chen; sisters Abbie Ajifu, Mele Pereza, Wervlyn Wong, Trevlyn Pauler and Gladys Henthorne, and Emmaline and Noreen; brothers James Smythe and Clarence; a grandson; and two hanai granddaughters. Private services.

Albert Sadayuki Yoshikawa, 78, of Honolulu, a retired attendant and paramedics supervisor for city Emergency Ambulance Services, died Oct. 22 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Helen, daughter Gay Yoshikawa-Zialcita; sons Alan, Bert, Clayton and Dean Yoshioka; brothers Fred and Hank; sisters Jane Koga, Clara Doi, Mae Nitta and Edna Takesue; stepsister Jane Kagawa; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. 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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