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Obituaries
Friday, December 6, 2002


Richard "dickie" Young / Retired Honolulu Fire Chief



Anne deArce Arnald, 93, of San Francisco, died Nov. 22 in San Francisco. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sisters Ramona deArce and Helena Bailey. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Alejandro Garces Cabaong, 79, of Kaunakakai, died Nov. 27 in Molokai General Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Felipa and daughters Shirley Kudrich, Nena Bali and Marilyn Moyers-Cabaong. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. today at St. Sophia Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapaakea Cemetery in Kapaakea, Molokai.

Warren H. Deal, 86, of Kalaoa, Hawaii, a retired Graphic Arts Publishing Co. chairman and chief executive officer and a retired LDV Investment chairman in Portland, Ore., died Monday at home. He also was a former Printing Industry of America president. He was born in Hornbrook, Calif. He is survived by sons Allan F. and Larry, daughters Merrily Cowgill and Kathleen Deal, caregivers Lisa and Mike Stearns, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Oregon.

Toshio "Baron" Ebesugawa, 89, of Hilo, a retired general manager for the former Ebesu's Ltd., died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Baron "Jr.," Cary, Duane and John; daughter Mary Nishi; sisters Tsuyako "Nappie" Ebesugawa, Kiyoko "Kay" Ushijima, Setsuko "Sets" Kobayashi, Nobuko "Ann" Kaya, Satsuki "Sachi" Ebesugawa and Ruby M. Maruyama; and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Mary Chickering Erdman, 97, of McMinnville, Ore., formerly of Honolulu, a landscaper adviser, died Nov. 18 at home. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by daughter Louise E. Larsen, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held next month in Hawaii. Donations suggested to Pacific Botanical Garden.

Elsie Souza Escalera, 85, of Honolulu, a retired St. Patrick's School teacher, died Sunday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Jean Freitas, sister Lillian DeRego, caregiver Jan Black, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Francis Iwao Hirakawa, 75, of Honolulu, a retired community and government affairs director for the former GTE Hawaiian Tel, died Nov. 20 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Haruko F., daughter Lisa N., brother Howard I. and sister Haru H. Mahelona. Private services.

Agnes Abbie Kalei King, 77, of Hilo, a retired cook for the former Seven Seas Restaurant, died Monday at home. She was born in Honuapo, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Bertha L.P. Kanae and Quincie H. Martines; brothers Raymond, Sebastian and Jack Mokiao; sisters Lei Yoshioka, Cecelia Mokiao and Stacy Elfering; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. next Friday at Hospice of Hilo Hall. Call after 9 a.m. Entombment to follow at Homelani Mausoleum. Casual attire.

Pitoau Lopa, 82, of Aiea, a U.S. Navy Fitafita guard, died Nov. 23. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by sons Jimmy and Peter; daughters Virginia Vitale, Maketa Rodgers, Uluvalu Lopa, Leilani Ripley and Pualani McDurmin; brother Talifaia Tuatagaloa; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:15 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Joan K. Mollena, 68, of Kahului and Molokai, a homemaker, died Nov. 28 at home. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by husband Joseph Sr., sons Melvin and Alfred, daughters Bernice Traxler and Rochelle Kaaihue, mother Ethel Kaaihue, brother William Kaaihue, sisters Puanani Johnson and Cheryl Kang, 28 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Maui Evangelical Church. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Dec. 21 at Hoolehua Congregational Church on Molokai. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. Leis welcome.

Nancy Hisayo Noguchi, 84, of Pearl City, died Nov. 19. She was born in Japan. She is survived by daughter Irene Takamiya and six grandchildren. Private services.

Kiyoshi Oyama, 95, of Kalaheo, Kauai, an independent pineapple farmer, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Seichi, Roy, James and Herbert; daughter Betty Kobayashi; brother Yoshito; sisters Shigeko and Kinuko Ishibashi and Haruko Nagata; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at the Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ichiro Oyeda, 83, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government dispatcher, died Sunday in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Dorothy K., son Dean, daughter Carol N. Ushiro, half sisters Myra Inouye and Ethel Inagaki, and a grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Takeshi Tada, 87, of Kahului, a retired Maui Land and Pineapple Co. carpenter, died Wednesday in Hale Makua in Kahului. He was born in Peahi, Maui. He is survived by daughters Karen Iwata, Cynthia Tada and Janet Shimizu; brother Fumio Tada; sisters Eleanor Kanemitsu, Mitsuko Morihiro and Elaine Tada; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. A reception to follow services. Casual attire. No flowers.

Barry Suehiro Yoshioka, 65, of Los Angeles, a retired Japan Airlines employee, died Nov. 14. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Yasuto, Masami and Clyde; and sisters Violet Soares, Tokie Luchinski and Hanae Ueki. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.



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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