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Obituaries
Friday, November 30, 2001


Francisca "Isca" Guting Bautista, 88, of Wahiawa, died Nov. 13. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Potenciano and Miller; daughters Anita Romano, Rosario DeGuzman, Mindy Pinero and Alicia; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call after 8:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dr. Charles Tai Hoon Ching, 73, of Honolulu, died Nov. 21 in Washington, D.C. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Suzanne; sons Matthew and Brian; daughter Alicia; brothers Henry and Herbert; and sisters Evelyn Chang, Thelma Molina, Helen Ng and Patricia To. Mass: 6 p.m. today at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Services: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Theresa School, St. Louis High School or Franciscan Missionary Union, 135 W. 31st St., New York, NY 10001.

Paul Choy, 78, of Waianae, a retired employee for Lualualei Naval Magazine, died Sunday. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Eleanor, and nieces and nephews. Private services.

Gerald "Jerry" Paul Delany, 65, of Lahaina, formerly of Bucks County, Pa., former owner of New Hope Real Estate and Yardley Florist, Bucks County, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife June, daughters Karen Ritter and Vicki, mother Helen and four grandchildren. Scattering of ashes at a later date. No flowers. Scholarship donations suggested to J. Delany, P.O. Box 11856, Lahaina 96761.

Robert Toshiyuki Endo, 70, of Waipahu, a retired employee for the state Department of Education, Central District, died Tuesday. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Ruth, sons David and William, daughter Jo Ann, sisters Florence Yanaga and Grace, and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

George Franks, 83, of Waialua, died Saturday. He was born in Wailua. He is survived by sons Anthony and George; daughters Mary Holmberg, Veronica Witt, Monica Des Jarlais, Regina Sano and Bernadette Franks-Ongoy; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Henry Sanchez Guerrero, 77, founder and former owner of Guerrero Mortuary Chapel in San Leandro, Calif., died Monday in Honolulu. He was also a musician. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by the mother of his children Madeline; daughters Marsha, Sandra and Carol; sisters Susanna Paniagua, Isabel Santos and Lolita Bento; and two granddaughters. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to Glide Memorial Rosevelt Winchester Music Fund, 330 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA 94102.

Richard Kiyoshi Harano, 75, of Wahiawa, a retired employee for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, died Nov. 17. He was born in Kunia. He is survived by sisters Winifred Takekawa, Agnes Loeser, Frances Nagaki and Betty Chung. Private services.

James Noboru Maekawa, 95, of Kaneohe, formerly of Pauoa, a retired grocery buyer for Star Market, died Nov. 22 in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by son Keith M.; daughter Janet T. Matsumoto; sister Jane Horita, Iva Schiller and Dorothy Low; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frank Kataru Miyauchi, 80, of Aiea, a retired accountant, died Nov. 16 at home. He was also a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company L. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Hideko, sons Marquis E.H. and Bryce K., and sister Myrtle Kawamoto. Private services.

George Kiyoshi Nagata, 71, of Honolulu, a retired taxicab driver for Lea Transportation Co., died Nov. 21. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Michael T., daughter Julie S., brother Susumu, sister Marion Iwane and a granddaughter. Private services.

Jerry Masato Oba, 87, of Hauula, a commercial fisherman, died Nov. 22 in Hauula. He was also a barber. He was born in Waikane. He is survived by sons Robert and Jerry, daughters Carole Gomes and Laura Bower, caregiver Grace, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

David "Uncle Blackie" Kekai Pau, 80, of Hauula, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Nov. 20 at home. He is survived by sons Jefferson "Braddah" and Abraham "Rocky"; daughters Raylene "Pocho" Cartwright, Gwen Balino, Valdeen Manu and Carolyn "Snookie"; hanai daughter Penny Kaanaana; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. next Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Glen Nicholas Rosario, 42, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a plant operator for the former Excelsor Dairy Inc., died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Gayle; daughters Lela and Dayna; brothers Gary, Barry and Darcy, and Jeffrey Conol; sisters Jody Rushlow and Roxanne and Daisy; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Yoshie Maruno "Lorraine" Soma, 70, of Hilo, a retired employee for the Agasa Furniture & Music Store, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Wainaku. She is survived by husband Yoshiro, son Brian, daughters Gail Sasao and Lynn Manzano, brothers Hiroki and Masakazu Maruno, sister Janice Muscara and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Albert Masao Tanaka, 76, of Kukuihaele, Hawaii, a retired heavy equipment operator for Hamakua Sugar Co., died Tuesday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Kukuihaele. He is survived by brothers Ernest T. and Frederick K., and sister Phyllis S. Nakamura. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.

Theodore "Ted" Morris Valdez, 79, of Honolulu, a retired contractor and builder developer, died Tuesday. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by son Brad, daughter Halle Fetty and four grandchildren. Call 1-1:30 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Entombment: Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Parkinsons Foundation, Huntington Valley, PA 19006.



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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