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Obituaries
Tuesday, January 22, 2002


Concordio Agpaoa Agbayani, 88, of Wahiawa died Jan. 9. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Aquilino, daughters Lilia Chinen and Nelda Dennis, 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Wake service: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Annie Kapoliameha Aki, also known as "Kapoli" and "Kolohe Lady," 64, of Waianae, an employee for Waianae Elementary School, died Jan. 9. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband David; sons David Jr., Brian, David III and Chet; daughters Rene, Elizabeth, Carol and Lizzie; brother Bruce Kauwalu; sisters Lana Kauwalu, Velma Maikai and Janice Kupukaa; and nine grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Hildegarde G. Bilecki, 80, of Fredericksburg, Va., formerly of Rochester, N.Y., died Sunday in Fredericksburg. She is survived by daughters Gail Morris of Kaneohe, and Bonnie Snoddy; brother Bobby Rodenbeck; sister Doris Muhs; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Mary Washington Hospice, 2300 Fall Hill Ave., Suite 210, Fredericksburg, VA 22401; or the American Cancer Society c/o Trudy Clifton HC 72, Box 1527, Locust Grove, VA 22508.

Pedro "Ted the Barber" Wenceslao Cancino, 90, of Honolulu died Thursday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Glen, daughters Grenda and Gale, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 9:45 a.m. Feb. 2 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information was printed in an obituary published yesterday.

Michael Kerry Clark, 47, of Honolulu died Jan. 6 in Honolulu. He is also survived by sisters Lisa Gamundoy and Suzanne Kluchin. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary Saturday.

Jose Barangay de Vera, 90, of Ewa Beach, a retired employee for the Bureau of Forestry with the Philippine government, died Dec. 29. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Celestina; sons Warlito, Guillermo, Rosario, Jesus and Ben; daughters Amparo Tamayo, Hermana Campanano, Mercedes de Vera and Cynthia Cabinian; sister Enriqueta Miguel; 41 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Tyrone Tiopelo Guadiz, 57, of Lihue, a sales representative for Hertz Rent A Car, died Jan. 12 in Straub Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Dorothy Ann, stepmother Gertrudes S., brothers Charles and Robert, and sister Billie H. Call 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kapaia. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Thomas Hoomana, 77, of Nanakuli, a retired heavy equipment operator for the City and County of Honolulu, died Jan. 11 in Nanakuli. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kaluna, stepsons Gregory Kamai and Rowland Yee, stepdaughters Shirleen M. Robins and Nadine U. Kila, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Antonio "Tony" Rafols Josol, 59, of Kaneohe, a retired mixer driver for Hawaiian Cement Co., died Jan. 13. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gabina "Bina," sons Glenn and Sterling Rosa, daughters Sheree Pokipala and Julie Josol-O'Conner, brother Francisco "Boning" Palma, sister Trini Combis and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 5-9 p.m. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Marjorie Elizabeth Lowe, 72, of Aiea, a retired pharmacist, died last Tuesday. She was born in Scranton, Penn. She is survived by sons David and William, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Dr. Alfred Chuck Sun Lum, 99, of Honolulu, a retired dental surgeon, died Jan. 9. He was also director of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and a captain in the Hawaii National Guard. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alycia, daughters Lana Au and Maylani Chang, and two grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius X Church. Call after 9 a.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Louis School, St. Pius X Church or charity. Casual attire.

Margarite Grace "Lei" Mabellos, 80, of Halaula, Kohala, Hawaii, formerly of Keaau, a homemaker, died Jan. 14 in Kohala Hospital. She was born in Opihihale, South Kona. She is survived by hanai daughter Lucille Naungayan, brother Henry Grace, sister Vivian Kaupu and two grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

Franklin Akiyoshi Masaki, 74, of Honolulu, who retired from Fort Shafter, died Dec. 28 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sachiko, daughter Roberta Lee, brother Richard, sisters Yoshiko Tanimoto and Janet Mihara, and two grandchildren. Private services.

David Ezekiela Mawae, 36, of Honolulu, died Saturday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. He is survived by wife Misa; daughter Mirai; parents Joseph and Rosie; brother Joseph "Joe Boy" Jr.; sisters Dolly Low, Josette Mawae-Mollena, JoDean Akaka and Jolamboreen Crowell; and grandmothers Tilden Han and Elizabeth Ruis. Services: 11:15 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalamaula. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kanakaloloa Cemetery.

Margaret McKeen, also known as "Aunty Margo" and "Tutu," of Hilo, a homemaker, died Jan. 11 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Robert C. Jr.; hanai son George DeCosta; hanai daughter Pamela Carter; brothers Alfred, Celestine and Arthur A. DeMello; sisters Dorothy Williams, Theresa Millereck and Jennie Takahashi; hanai sister Mary Belch; four grandchildren; and a hanai great-grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, Keaukaha. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mabel Baptiste Medeiros, 87, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Thursday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Ninole, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Theodore "Ted," Melvin "Mynah Bird" and Carl "Pee Wee"; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Central Christian Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Motoko Nakamura, 78, of Honolulu, formerly of Skokie, Ill., a retired bookkeeper, died last Tuesday. She was born in Portland, Ore. She is survived by daughter Julie Buto and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Congregational Church. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Richard M. Nakasato, 59, of Honolulu died Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laura, daughters Tammy Godoy and Teresa Rod-rigues, son Russell, mother Edith and six grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. next Tuesday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Norma Lorenzana Pescador, 42, of California, a clerk, died Dec. 18 in California. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Manolito, sons Jeffrey and Manolito Jr., daughter Julie, a sister and three brothers. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Inurnment: Lihue Cemetery. Casual attire.

Cupid Cornelius Akui Pokakaa Jr., 43, of Honolulu, died Dec. 14. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Cupid, brother Dudley and sisters Lynette Vincent, Mae Lau, Tanya Keamohuli and Yvonne Mokihana-Pokakaa. Private services.

Romana Pacis Puzon, 89, of Honolulu died Dec. 26 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Charlie; daughters Nelie, Sister Marie G., Linda and Sister Vilma Puzon, and Conchita Magbojos, Edna Gamiao and Josephine "Tessie" Castillo; sister Cecilia de Ocampo; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Church, Kalihi. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Evaristo Gano Ramirez, 97, of Honolulu, a custodian, died Jan. 6 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. Inurnment: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Vicente Valite Ramos, 75, of Seattle, a retired member of the Philippine army, died Jan. 11. He was also a retired employee for the Prince Kuhio Hotel. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lourdes; sons Glynlord, Ludelizo and Huestrus "West"; daughters Lurvin Galardo and Frenie Gonzales; brothers Filemon, Alejandro and Gerardo; sister Perlita; and nine grandchildren. Wake service: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Afton Charlotta Riches, 94, of Kailua-Kona, a retired medical receptionist, died Saturday at home. She was born in Farmington, Utah. She is survived by daughters Barbara Strief, Beverly Aikele and Elizabeth Spear; 13 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalani Stake, Kailua-Kona. Brunch: 11 a.m. Call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona.

Dr. Tamotsu Shimada, 75, of Mililani Town, a retired dentist, died Jan. 7. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dora; sons Riki, John and Jeffrey; daughter Laura; sisters Haruyo Yoshioka and Sachiyo Tsue; and two grandsons. Private services.

Gerald "Moki" Koloa Sintos, 48, of Hauula, a psych technician for Tripler Army Medical Center, died Jan. 14 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jessica; sons Kamalani and Keonimana; father Jesus; and sisters Gloria Delfierro, Mary Alice Trevino and Sharolyn Burrell. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Laurie Mie Teramoto, 43, of Honolulu, died Friday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Kesha Mika and parents Richard Kazuo and Mae Matsuko Teramoto. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lourdes O. Unciano, 76, of Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, a singer for the former KTOH radio station in Lihue, died Wednesday in Laie. She was born in Laie. She is survived by husband Miguel S.; children Sylvia Akana, Cynthia Taano, Mary Rivera, Frances Souza, Sandra Kim, John Ancheta, Carmella Carlson, Patrick Ancheta, Pearlie Humberstone, Kathy Sorenson, Brende Ancheta and Kimberly Powell; hanai sons Davey Ancheta and Brandon Ancheta-Ventura; sisters Angelina Machado, Barbara Carillio, Rosaline Kunipo, Leonora Patricio and Carol Abara; brothers Ernest and Fernando Carillio, and Bernardo and Valeriano Olores; 31 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Lawai Seventh-day Adventist Church. Call after 2:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

Grace Matsuko Wasa, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Jan. 12 in Maluhia Long Term Health Center. She was born in Waiahole. She is survived by daughter Carolyn Sakanashi; brothers David, Roy and Steve Nakano; sister Lillian Takahashi; four grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Private services.

Bernice Genevieve Watson Watt, 91, of Honolulu, a retired nurse for the City & County of Honolulu, died Jan. 9 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alan K. and two grandchildren. Private services.

Edward King Yap Sr., 97, of Waianae, a maintenance worker for the U.S. government, died yesterday in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bernice "Buddie," sons Michael and Edward Jr., daughters Regina Gipaya and Betty Lau, 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Inurnment to follow. Aloha 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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