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Obituaries
Wednesday, December 4, 2002


Kirk Cashmere/ Civil-rights attorney



William Fernandez Alfonso, 88, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. truck driver, died Nov. 23 in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Kalopa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Johnelle, daughter Sharon Toko, brothers George and Alfred, sisters Victoria Silva and Gloria Rezentes and two grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes, Honokaa Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

Siragan "Benny" Bengoian, 92, of Lihue, a candy and tobacco salesman, died Monday. He was born in Armenia. He is survived by wife Victoria, daughters Rose Bengoian and Dottie Ouligian and brother Eddie Robinson. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at the family's residence, 2920 Kanani St., Lihue. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Shriners Hospital for Children.

Helen Dorothy Clougherty, 88, of Honolulu died Nov. 9. She was born in Boston. Burial to be held at Williams Funeral Services Crypt in Valley of the Temples.

Hugh Sterling Dimond, 89, of Kailua died Sunday. He is survived by wife Dorothy, daughters Debi Clemson and Denise Schwartz, hanai sons Tim and Bruce, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Yong Sun "Sue" Dinger, 70, of Honolulu died last Wednesday. She was born in Korea. She is survived by sons the Rev. Peter Kim and Thomas Dinger, daughter Nancy Marvin-Posadas, brother Kisung Han, sisters Yong S. Han and Yongcha Kim and four grandchildren. Services: noon tomorrow at Valley of the Temples.

Zacarias Noblesa "Carias" Gebin, 89, of Keaau, Hawaii, a pineapple and sugar plantation employee and a maintenance worker for Holmes and Narver on Johnson Island, died on Nov. 20 at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Adelaida B.; sons Kurtis N. and Alan J.; daughters Arlene Simmons, Patsy Valenzona, Norma J. Kuroiwa, Pamela Cabreira, Lorretta Santiago and Elsia Gebin; brother Francisco; 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Chapel No. 1. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park in Hilo. Casual attire. No flowers.

Cecilia V. Guerreiro, 87, of Wahiawa died Saturday. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Clarence and Vincent, daughters Rowena Renic and Gina Loveland, brother Adam Vincent, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Mass: 7 p.m. tomorrow at St. Ann's Church. Aloha attire. No flowers.

John Harrington, 61, of Lihue died Saturday. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by brother Pat. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Sylvester's Church. Casual attire.

Samuel Maila Kaauwai Jr., 58, of Honolulu, an explosives technician, died Nov. 25 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol; son Samuel M. III; daughter Joy Kupukaa; mother Pearl F.K.; sisters Pansy Fernandez, Frances Legoncion and Darlene Snyder; brother Wayne K. and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Niki Kanui Sr., 76, of Waianae, a retired Lualualei Navel Supply Center and Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center employee, died Nov. 8. He also was a co-founder of Kanui's Catering and Party Supply. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bernice; sons Jeffrey, Niki Jr., John, Dick and Nicky Kanui and Michael Mole; daughter Phyllis Medina; brother Nelson Kaahanui; and sisters the Rev. Rachel Barretto and the Rev. Sarah Kila; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Benjamin "Benny" Alfonso Loque, 61, of Ewa Beach, a retired Kagami Inc. employee, died Nov. 21. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ethel; sons Shon, Todd and Chad; brothers Ronald and Larry; sisters Rita Gabriel, Rose Lee, Patricia Loque, Mildred Spencer, Juanita Anakalea, Molly Kahele and Jenny Loque; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Victoria M. Marino, 62, of Kaneohe, Habilitat's executive director, will be remembered in a Mass 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kaneohe. Call after 11:15 a.m. Marino died Thursday at home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by daughters Lila and Vickie; brothers Frank, Louis and Joseph; sisters Annette and Rita; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial will be Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Habilitat, P.O. Box 801, Kaneohe, HI 96744. For more information, call 235-3691.

Shizuo Nakano, 78, of Victorville, Calif., formerly of Kailua, died Nov. 22. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Barry and Donald, brothers Roy and Katsuo and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m.

Betty Lou Pennington, 67, of Hilo, a homemaker and a former assistant manager for the former Naniloa Surf Hotel, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Glenn and Dennis Santos and Lee Pennington; brother Anthony "Tony" Rodrigues; sisters Emmie Sherman and Eleanor R. Hood; and four grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Earl Tamotsu Sakumoto, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Kahala Hilton electrician, died Nov. 23 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mildred N.; son Kyle; daughters Ann Kondo and Lori Matsumoto; brothers Giso, Kenichi and Raymond; sisters Sakayo Mayahara, Masayo Nagao and Ruth Maeda; and four grand children. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Estrelita Ruaburo Taal, 37, of Lanai City, a housekeeper, died Thursday at home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Kendall; mother Clarita Ruaburo; brothers Edwin, Edmund, Edgar, Nestar and Edilberto Ruaburo Jr.; and sisters Marilyn and Edna Ruaburo. Visitation: all night Friday at the Filipino Clubhouse on Lanai. Call after 3 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the clubhouse. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Lanai City Cemetery.

Hatsue "Hatsu" Takata, 100, of Haleiwa died Oct. 30. She was born in Hawaii. Burial to be held at Williams Funeral Services Crypt in Valley of the Temples.

Lucy Ramos Troche, 93, of Kaimuki died Saturday in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Domingo S. Jr.; daughters Lucy T. Metiz and Genny Moura; brother Frederick; sisters Haleema Hashim, Angeline Gallo, Jennie Earl and Caroline Blakey; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

The Rev. Kenjitsu Jitsushige Tsuha, 87, of Honolulu, a Nembutsu Do Kyodan minister, died last Wednesday. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Kiyoko; sons Stephen, Tony and Don; daughter Susanne Date; sister Liliane; and four grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stanley Cyril Wright, 69, of Pearl City died last Wednesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by nephews Ronald and Robert Han and William Wright III; and niece BettyAnn Wright. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.



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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