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Obituaries
Tuesday, March 5, 2002


Epifanio Quiocho Billena, 75, of Honolulu, a retired captain for the Philippine army, died Feb. 21. He was also a former chief of police and first manager for Rural Bank of Bambang. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Edmund and George; daughters Eppie Billena, Elizabella Dulay and Elsie Banis; brothers Felimon, Santiago and Ireneo R.; and four grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Dorothy Lucille Carter, 75, of Kailua, died Feb. 20 in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Washington. She is survived by sons Brad, David and Kevin; brother Donald Casteel; sister Ruth Rupe; and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire.

William "Bill" Yau Kee Chang, 88, of Wahiawa, a retired warehouse foreman, died last Tuesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Gerald K.H.; brothers Dr. Theodore, Allen, Calvin and Walter "Wally"; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Haruko "Jackie" Chikazawa, 72, of Kaneohe, who died Feb. 23, will be remembered in services Friday and Saturday. Aloha attire. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Theodore Diran Dabagh, 93, of Honolulu, a retired personnel officer for the state Department of Health, died Feb. 16 in Arcadia Retirement Residence. He was also a captain and executive officer for the Naval Reserve. He was born in Berkeley, Calif. He is survived by several cousins. Services: 4 p.m. March 20 at Central Union Church. Call after 3:30 p.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. March 21 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations suggested to Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St., Honolulu 96826; the Salvation Army, 2950 Manoa Road, Honolulu 96822; or the Arizona Memorial Fund, 1 Arizona Memorial Drive, Pearl Harbor 96818.

Benigno Dayag, 66, of Portland, Ore., a veteran of the armed forces, died Feb. 25 in Portland. He was also an automotive services employee for Shelly Motor Co. and an employee for Eastman Plastic, Portland. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Blinda Wells; daughter Julia Wells Dayag; sister May Morris; brothers George W. Dayag, and John K., Robert and Charles F. Morris; sisters Rosalie Barcelona, Frances Kaimana and Wenda C. Namocot. Private services.

Santiago "Jimmy" Delatorre, 72, of Kealakehe, Hawaii, a retired coffee and macadamia nut farmer, died Feb. 25 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kohala. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Alan, Glenn and Terry; daughters Lavern, Valerie and Sandra Delatorre, and Bernadine Talley; brothers William and Tony; sisters Dela Saldua, Connie Basconis, Marciana Perkins and Caroline Cordeiro; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holualoa. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kona Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Nelson Brand Elliott, 77, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a veteran of the Army serving in World War II, died Saturday at home. He was born in Terre Haute, Ind. He is survived by wife Barbara, daughters Patrice "Tisa" Seybold and Candice "Candi" Rogers, brother Jesse and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Imiola Church, Waimea. Call after 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

Anna T. Fanene, 88, of Laie, a retired operator for the former Mutual Telephone Co., died Saturday in Kahuku. She was also a retired master weaver and tour guide for the Polynesian Cultural Center. She is survived by daughters Esther Keiki, Pola Wong, Cleo Akina, Verna Allison and Jan Corona; brother Alema Leota; 41 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Fourth Ward. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery.

Rufino "Cisco" Francisco, 75, of Hilo, a retired tractor operator for the former Laupahoehoe Sugar Co., died Feb. 14 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Laupahoehoe. He is survived by wife Theresa; sons Rodney, Alvin and Ashley Francisco, and Murray and Shawn Bondaug; daughters Stephanie Francisco, Wendy Wisniewski, Theodora "Pinky" Roberson, Linda Sanford, Debra Ferreira, Marissa Ann Bondaug and Renette Tioaquen; numerous grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Carl G. Holschuh, 92, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a civil engineer, died Feb. 20 at home. He was also president of Sperry Gyroscope Corp. and executive vice president of Sperry Rand. He was born in New York. He is survived by sons Dr. Fred and John, daughters Anne Blackwell, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Catholic Charities Elderly Services of Hilo, 214 Waianuenue Ave. No. 105, Hilo, HI 96720.

Murae Murao Inouye, 81, of Lihue, a retired state library assistant, died Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Bruce H. and daughter Grace R. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission, Kauai. Call after 4 p.m.

Eileen Mapuana Noa Kalahiki, 58, of Ewa Beach, died Feb. 23 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by children Darcy-Jean Ebanez, and Lance, Laine and Denise Kalahiki; brother Lambert Noa; sister Juliette Rideiros and Irmalee Phillips; and eight grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Walter "Frenchy" Henry Keckhut Sr., 77, of Kaneohe, who retired from the Navy, died Wednesday. He was born in Collingswood, N.J. He is survived by son Walter Jr., daughter Winona Naleieha, brothers Henry and Marvel, sister Nancy Pugh and seven grandchildren. Committal service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Aileen Leiko "Annie" Kuwada, 49, of Mililani, a sauce preparer for Commercial Kitchen, died Saturday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Doris, brother Darryl and daughter Susan Fasone. Private scattering of ashes. Donations suggested to the Maurice J. Sullivan Family Hospice Center, 91-2127 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, HI 96708.

Ernestyne "Teeny" Lasorba, 60, of Pearl City, a training specialist for ATG, died Feb. 25 in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Lisa Aki, son Jerome LaSorba II, parents Ernest and Eleanor Chong, brothers Gerald and Gordon Chong, and three grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Friday on Waikiki Beach, right side of the Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel. Beach attire.

Lolita Limary, 59, of Honolulu died Jan. 22 in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Queenie L. Kalawe; brother Manning Jr.; stepbrothers Jeffrey, Alfred, William, George and Thomas; sisters Alice Kaupalolo, Frances Gross, Elizabeth Kanoa and Jackie Caldwell; and stepsisters Carmen Barnes, and Marsha and Lucille Limary. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kaumakapili Church, 766 N. King St. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

Gloria Gilbert Norton, 78, of Honolulu, died Thursday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephews and nieces. No services.

Tomoharu "Tomo" Okuda, 77, of Puueopaku, Hawaii, a retired mechanic for the former Hilo Coast Processing, died Feb. 25 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo. He is survived by brothers Masaichi and Hiromi, and sister Sumie Hashizume. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ronald Le-roy Pali Sr., 57, of Wailuku, a retired custodian for Iao School, died Friday at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Abbiegal; daughters Carrie Pali and Renee Tabon; sons Ronald Jr., Charles and Wesley Pali, and Rowen and Roland Eleneki; sisters Geraldine Casil, Janet Bugarin and Alanjane Kenolio; brother Roger Aikala; and nine grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call 5-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

Ralph Clyde Presnall, 84, of Kailua, a retired radio technician for the Federal Aviation Administration, died Feb. 15 in Castle Medical Center. He is also survived by wife Mitsuko. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published Feb. 28.

Charles "Charlie" A. Richardson, 93, of East Providence, R.I., retired owner and operator of the East Providence Carpet Co., died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Rhode Island. He is survived by son Clark A., daughter Nancy R. Butler of Honolulu, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Sophie Ferreira Rita, 77, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a homemaker, died Thursday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hanamaulu. She is survived by sons Gregory and Lloyd, daughter Lois Palacio, sisters Adeline Rosea and Roseline Bettencourt, brother Alfred Ferreira and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo. Call 8:30-9:45 a.m. Burial: Holy Cross Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

Debbie Anne Rivera, 45, of Pearl City, former owner of Perma Fog Pest Control, died Wednesday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George, son Keoki and companion Greg Medeiros. Services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Vitolia Sila, also known as Vi Sila, 81, of Ewa Beach, died Feb. 23 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Tulilele Salausa, Mualeava Lene, Usala Lene, Aitu Salausa, Liaina Salausa and Nemaia Sila; daughters Fetalai F. Amosa, Aiga Muasau, Fesilafai Veavea, Matapa Togiai and Tua Murphy; brothers Otto Salausa, Solipo Salausa and Fasia Salausa; sister Filioalii Iafeta; 45 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Moanalua Samoan Congregational Christian Church. Call 3-9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Monday at the church. Entombment: 11 a.m. at Garden Crypts, Sunset Memorial Park.

Henry Kealii Smythe, also known as "Buffy" and "K-9," 25, of Waimanalo, died Thursday in Kaneohe. He is also survived by sisters Shari-Rose "Nalei" Naweli, Pomaikai Naweli and Apelila Kauo. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Hatsumi Takeya, 96, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, died yesterday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Papaikou. She is survived by sons Yukio, Toshio, Edwin T., Tom, Herbert, Kenneth and Allen; daughters Gale Takeya and Myrtle Hara; brother Toshika Hiura; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masao Tamashiro, 72, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired tax accountant for the State of Hawaii, died Feb. 25 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kapaa. He is survived by wife Mildred; sons Michael, Russell and Robert; daughter Michie; stepsons Timothy and Roy Rita; brother Kenji; sisters Asako Iwamoto, Yoshi Yamauchi, Chiyoko Yadao and Eiko Yano; and 12 grandchildren. Private services.

Agnes O. Ueki, 95, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died Feb. 20. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by niece Dorothy Lonnon. Private services.

Jun Quan Yuen, 98, of Honolulu, died last Tuesday at home. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by son Howard; daughters Foon Tai Fung, Lydia Fong, Bernice Chong, Sylvia Yuen, Jean Yates and Carol Souza; brothers Hong On Yuen and Albert Yuen; sister Laura Mark; 20 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m.



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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