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Obituaries
Tuesday, November 13, 2001


Ambrocio Villa Batangan, 79, of Waipahu, a retired mason for Hawaiian Dredging, died Oct. 22. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Joseph and Felomino; daughters Maggie Fiesta, Teresita "Tessie" Ibalio, Nellie Ballesteros and Aloha Lewis; brothers Gilbert and Ramon; sister Petrona Campos; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Norman S. Camara, 78, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired lead mechanic for Hamakua Sugar Co., died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kalopa. He is survived by wife Berlinda "Girlie" R., sons Bobby and Steven, daughter Linda Liwai, brother Harold, sisters Betty Jose and Thelma Martin, and three grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ho-nokaa. Call 8-9:45 a.m. Burial: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

Jesus "Jess" Taienao Castro, 81, of Pearl City, who retired from the U.S. Navy, died Nov. 3. He was also a retired employee for the federal government. He is survived by wife Felisa and daughter Brigitte. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Tracy Tadashi Kanawai-okalane Chang, 38, of Kaunakakai, died Nov. 2 in Kaunakakai. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Stasia, Taira and Ihilani; sons Kolonahe and Kaiolohia; mother Ululani; brothers Norman, Derrick and Leslie; sister Norma Dudoit; grandmother Genoa Keawe; and companion Malia Duvauchelle. Services: 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Olomana Ward, Waima-nalo. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

Cheryl Dickinson, 55, of Hillsboro, Ore., formerly of Hono-lulu and Volcano, Hawaii, died Oct. 31. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by husband Eric; children Timothy and Thomas Mason, Shelly Silva and Aaron Romero; father Kenneth Wong; stepmother Mary Ellen Wong; sisters Christine Wong and Leslie Nestorek; and brother Leland Wong. Services at a later date.

Natalia Bungcayao Espiritu, 85, of Waipahu, died Oct. 19. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Abdon "Domingo"; son Donald; daughters Cora Pacada, Gloria Ganir and Cristina Sugai; brothers Alejandro and Ricardo Bungcayao; sisters Visitacion Pascual, Consolacion Galima and Rosita Elvena; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren. Rosary service: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Philip Salvador Felipe, 55, of Koloa, Kauai, a ground tender, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Josephine "Josie," son Jason, daughter Sheila and sisters Enriquet Ramiscal, Carolina Miquel and Mina Domingo. Call 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Raphael's Church, Koloa. Call 8-8:45 a.m. Burial: Koloa Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Jane Shizuye Kunimitsu, 78, of Kahului, died Saturday in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Paia. She is survived by husband Waichi, sons Mark and Lee, sisters Ruth Nakano and Kay Nagata, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.

Michael W. Nakanishi, 49, of Kaneohe, a heavy equipment operator for Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., died Nov. 4. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jewelynn Haulani, son Kamaka, daughter Kiyomi, mother Margot Braden, brother Lester Jay, sister Katie and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 5-9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Itsue Okamoto, 85, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died Nov. 3 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kealia, Kauai. She is survived by sons Jitsuo, Akio, Paul, Dennis and Nelson; daughter Mildred Spears; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dorothy Aiko Quigley, also known as Dorothy Mau and Dorothy Goodall, 86, of Kaneohe, died Friday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Grace Higuchi, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Nicholas Bung Tom, 97, of Honolulu, a retired employee for Hawaiian Electric Co., died Nov. 5 in Holy Family Care Home. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by son Martin, daughters Agnes Lai and Phyllis Nouchi, brother Paul, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Zachary Richard Labaya Viray, infant son of Franklin and Nadine, died Nov. 5 in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Jeffery; sisters Sherrie-Lynn and Sherrine Labaya, and Kassie, Hillary and Sherrece; grandparents Pedro and Maria, and Richard Labaya; and great-grandmothers Sally Labaya and Beatrice Alvarico. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 8:30-10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

H. Edward White, 83, of Haleiwa, a certified public accountant whose career included work with former California Gov. Ronald Reagan and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, died Sunday in Haleiwa. He was also a professor at three universities. He is survived by wife Marilou; sons Dana, Todd and Greg; daughters Peggy and Gretchen; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Arthur Yung Hing Wong, 88, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Wai-anae, died Thursday in Kona Hospital. He is survived by son Arthur C.M. Jr., daughter Raynette G.Y. Younge, brothers Daniel and Alfred, sister Dorothy, three grandsons and a great-granddaughter. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at City Memorial, Judd Street. Casual attire.

Gaylord Ah Yen Wong, 82, of Honolulu, a retired head mechanic for Gray Line Transportation Co., died yesterday in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Violet, son Gaylord Wynters, brother Alfred K., sisters Jane Ishii and Flossie Shiroma, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Casual attire. No flowers. Private scattering of ashes.

Myo Soon Yi, 69, of Waipahu, died Saturday. She was born in Korea. She is survived by daughter Lia Lee and two grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.



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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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