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Obituaries
Wednesday, April 3, 2002


Cindy Lou "Cin" Alcain, 38, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a homemaker, died March 11 in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by son Cameron; parents Flaviano Alcain and Abelina Acol Alcain; sisters Verena Grace Sr., Freida Smith Sr. and Evanelle Grace; and brothers Edmund, Leonard and Douglas. Services: 7 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, Kealakekua. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church following an all-night wake. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jhosuke Asato, 89, of Honolulu, who died March 17, is survived by sister Yasuko Oshiro. Incorrect information was provided by the mortuary for an obituary published yesterday.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Parsons Briggs, 86, of Honolulu, a secretary at Catholic Services for the Elderly, died Friday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Robin "Luana" Kenny and two grandchildren. Private services.

Fausto Felipe Bumagat, 54, of Keaau, Hawaii, who died March 25, will also be remembered in services at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Keaau. Call after 10 a.m. Incorrect information was provided by the mortuary for an obituary published yesterday.

Aquilino Sagadraca Cadiz, 94, of Lihue, a laborer for Kauai County, died Saturday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Brigida Cadiente; sons Eulalio, Melecio and Irneo; sister Lucena Coloma; daughters Veronica Cachola, Alfreda Villa, Trifonia Bolusan, Nina Pescador and Carmen Alcantara; 28 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at the Borthwick Kauai Mortuary chapel, Koloa. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens, Lihue. Casual attire.

Kiyoko Chinen, 88, of Pearl City, a retired kitchen helper at Diner's Drive Inn, died March 22 at home. She was born in Puuloa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Thomas T., Frederick S. and Edward K.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Donald Kwai Ming Chong, 72, of Honolulu, chief executive officer of Aala Meat Market Inc., died Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Amy, son Michael, daughters Debbie Uyematsu and Sandy Moribe and five grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Agnes Henrietta "Aunty Harriet" Kepilino Fernandes, 77, of Honolulu, an entertainer and Hawaiian music composer, died March 25. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Abigail Salisbury, brother Sylvester Kepilino, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church, Pauoa Road. Call after 7:30 p.m. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Arthur Asaichi Fujise, 81, of Honolulu, a retired clerk for the City and County of Honolulu, died March 26 in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mitsuko; sons Stanley and Dennis; brothers Tom, Ben, Alex, Bert and Harold; and sister Amy Inouye. Private services.

Faustino Angaangan Gacusan Sr., 76, of Kekaha, Kauai, a groundskeeper, died Monday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Dolly Gonzalo, Lina Barba, Luz Mokienko and Esther Galimba; sons Eric, Faustino Jr., Segundino, Reynaldo and Ricardo Gacusan and Edwom Gacisam; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kekaha. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 7:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery. Cas-ual attire.

Alton Kawanaao Gardner, 52, of Anahola, Kauai, an automotive mechanic, died Monday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by brothers Clarence and Edean and sisters Irish Woodward and Loyann Gardner. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Anahola Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Antoinette Leimomi "Toni Girl" Gonzales, 38, of Honolulu, died March 21 in Straub Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kelly "Kelly Boy," mother Agnes "Leilani," brother Patrick "Alan" and sisters Doreen Kekuawela, Doriann "Sweetie" Kepoo and Bernadette "Bernie" Napuunoa. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

James Torai Hashimoto, 87, of Honolulu and Nahiku, Maui, who died March 18, will be remembered at services starting at 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Additional services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Incomplete information appeared in an obituary published Monday.

Misao Ishida, 99, of Hono-lulu, died March 16 in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. He was born in Japan. He is survived by son Toshio; daughters Rhoda Kawamata, Florence Furuya, Kikue Kihara, Jane Wakatake and Alma Kidoguchi; sister Clara Bushnell; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Marylil Haunani Kahuhu, 48, of Waianae, died March 22. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kaipo Kanakaole and David Kahuhu, companion Robert Seipel, sister Peggy Savella and brother Michael Kaleikini. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Maili Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire.

Dorothy Hatsumi Kama, 67, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired secretary at Keaau Elementary School, died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Joseph P.; sons Robert, Clifford and Jeffrey; daughters Liane Muronaka and Darleene Pogliano; brothers William, Ronald and Randolph Ozaki; sister Mildred Sumiki; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Cas-ual attire. No flowers.

Leslie Masato Kobayashi, 68, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education program specialist, died March 18 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shinno; son Layne; daughters Lori Nishi-kawa and Lisa Yamaguchi; brother Milton; sisters June Atebara, Merle Nekota and Jeannie Kunimoto; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Lambert Kin Men Lau, 52, of Honolulu, an employee at the Hawaii Kai Safeway, died Monday in St. Francis Medical Center-Liliha. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Winnie M.L., daughter Amanda T.W., parents Chan Lai Lau and Sui King Lau and sisters Lisa Lau Hudson and Janet C.H. Lau. Services: 9:45 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Joyce Scanga Lee, 53, of Aiea, died Thursday at home. She was born in Colusa, Calif. She is survived by husband Donald, daughter Alissa J. Lee, mother Antinietta Scanga and sisters Sheila Lionelle and Simonette Choate. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church. Scattering of ashes to follow. Donations suggested to Catho--lic Charities, Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii or the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii.

Florence Yoshiye Leong, 69, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education employee, died Saturday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James, sons Dexter Muraoka and Todd Muraoka, brothers Harry Koizumi and James Koizumi and four grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Helen Balbuena Liaga, 78, of Waipahu, died March 12. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers George "Bobby" Isreal, Gilbert Balbuena, and Stanley Balbuena and sisters Emily Verte, Frances Gragas and Clara Frederickson. Private services.

Robert Sunao Lovette, 46, of Honolulu, died March 25 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survied by daughter Kainani and mother Reiko. Private services.

William P. "Billy" McGuire, 64, of Anderson, Ind., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Longs Drugs employee, died December 9. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diana; children Mark P., April N. and Bradley I. McGuire and David T., Timothy J. and Chad D. Berryman; sister Carmelita Domingo; brothers George D., Warren and Alexander; and six grandchildren. Ashes to be scattered April 12 off Diamond Head. Meet at Kewalo Basin at 10 a.m. to board a catamaran. Casual attire.

Tadao Orita, 77, of Waipahu, a retired carpenter, died Saturday. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Katherine, daughters Lorene Nonaka and Ellen Taoka, brothers Ralph and Charles and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Seiki "Johnny" Oshiro, 85, of Waipahu, a retired food vendor, died Thursday. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Alice, son Wayne, daughters Karen and Beryl and sister Evelyn Nakamine. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Patricia Fuellas Pradil, 97, of Napoopoo, Hawaii, a retired coffee farmer, died March 21 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Benjamin, John, Marciel, and Enor Fuellas; daughters Sue Leach, Rose Milton, Madeline Yamada, Shirley Uchima, and Josie Camarillo; 29 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Solid Rock Ministries. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii County Cemetery, Kohala. Casual attire. No flowers.

George Gilbert Silva Sr., 84, of Waianae, a retired supervisor at the Public Works Center after 32 years, died March 27. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son George Jr.; daughters Emaline Kepaa, Margaret M. Bailey, Barbara J. Silva, Mae J. Gouveia and Mary L. Earll; sister Beatrice Borges; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grand- children. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary Ann Keapuwailani Striffler, 77, of San Diego, died March 14. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by companion Calvin "Tip" Tipton; daughters Tula Striffler and Paialani Lene; sisters Eloise Burns, Ku'uipo Dias, Ellen Kealohapau'oli, Ann Nathaniel, Yolande Princler and Christine Naito; and brothers Charles Kaulupali, Ron K. Yomes and William "Bill" Yomes. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Yasuichi Takushi, 88, of Paia, Maui, owner of Smile Service Station for 38 years, died March 27 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Stanley and Karl, daughter Jane Inouye, brother David and sisters Haruko Takushi, Kameko Takushi, Janet Higa, Jane Hults and Sueko "Sue" Bayer. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at the RinZai Zen Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Saturday at the mission. Aloha attire.

Patsy Sadako Tanaka, 78, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Thursday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by husband Matao, daughters Iris E. Tanaka and Janice F. Ayano, brother Sunao Kunimoto, sister Gladys K. Minami and one grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

James G. Terry, of Kailua, died Friday. He was born in California. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Lanikai Beach. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

Jack Tooru Yamanaka, 87, of Honolulu, who died March 8, is also survived by brothers Larry and John and sisters Chieko Kidani and Toshiko Yamanaka. Additional information was provided by the mortuary for an obituary published Sunday.



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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