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Obituaries
Monday, February 24, 2003


Dr. Marciano Ferrer Aquino, 74, of Honolulu, a retired surgeon for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, died Feb. 15 at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Jane; daughters Jennifer, Lori and Suzanne; son Robert; brothers Vicente and Ramon; sisters Aida McKeen, Corazon Roces and Miriam Rosel; and five grandchildren. Services held.

Claudio B. Badua, 80, of Waipahu, a retired city security guard, died Feb. 9. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Josefina B.; sons Ferdinand S. and Oliver-Velmark; daughter Paz L. Sales; brothers Eliseo, Jacinto and Ernesto; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary, east chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

Humphrey Yau Gun Chang, 90, of Honolulu, died Feb. 11 in Hale Nani Nursing Center. He is also survived by sister May Blossom Wilkinson. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

Charles Gomes Duarte, 85, of Kailua, a Honolulu Police Department deputy police chief and a security director for Hawaiian Telephone Co., died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Beatrice R., son Chuck, daughters Yvonne Cashman and Charlotte Hite, and five grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Church, 114 Makawao St., Kailua. Call after 9:30 a.m. Reception to follow. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Association, 1050 Ala Moana, Bldg. D-15, Honolulu 96814-4924; or St. Anthony's Church, 114 Makawao St., Kailua 96734.

Anita Mercado Flores, 74, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died Tuesday at home. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by son John "Bully" Jr., daughters Shirley Johnson and Paulette "Lette" Pu'u, brother Paul Mercado, sister Emily Carvalho, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Francisco Morales Gervacio, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired vegetable farmer, died Feb. 15 in Ewa Beach. He is survived by brothers Silvestre and Braulio, and sister Maria Castillo. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Windward Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

William "Billy Brown" Gomes, 69, of Kailua, a Bay View Restaurant manager and a host for Thalia's, died last Monday at Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Mary Brown, brother Nathan Brown and caregivers Millie Morgan, Tammy Fujimoto and Monica Cobb-Adams. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow at the cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Maria Heckendorf, 73, of Honolulu, a retired underwriter for Fireman's Fund and Pioneer Savings Insurance companies, died Tuesday in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Germany. She is survived by brother Manfred Lechner. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

David Kaowili Sr., 79, of Waipahu, a retired auto mechanic, died Friday in Ewa. He is survived by sons David Jr. and Godfrey; daughters Corrine Hill, Davene Aughenbaugh, Memory Kumukoa-Pesamino, Alma-Gay Gibson and Amber and Robin Kaowili; brother Stephen; 29 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Windward Mortuary Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Cheryl Kikuye Kohashi-Domzalski, 47, of Kaneohe, a travel agent, died Feb. 15 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband David Domzalski, mother Helen Kohashi and brother the Rev. Nathan Kohashi. Services: noon Saturday at Hope Chapel, 45-815 Pookela St., Kaneohe. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Ambrocio Villa Mamuad, 69, of Waimea, Hawaii, died last Monday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Eusebia; son Clevenan A.; daughters Ofelia Abadilla, Rebecca Acosta, Leonida Palafox, Luisa Agag, Cresencia Pagdilao and Meceline De La Cruz; brothers Jose V. and Elpidio; sisters Ernesta Batacan, Rosita Menor and Daniela Ganir; 19 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mass: 8 p.m. Friday at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: all night Friday at the Mamuad residence in Waimea following the mass. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Waimea County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Eleanor Kim How Mau, 82, of Honolulu, died Feb. 5 at home. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son Clarence; daughter Patricia Rose; brothers Charles, Robert, Howard, Mitch, George and Kenneth Kam; sisters Helen Ho and Annie Chang; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stephen Edward Oates, 75, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired plate maker and a stereotype operator for the Los Angeles Times, died Feb. 16 in Kona Community Hospital. He also was an owner of Oates Coffee Farm and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was born in Riverside, Calif. He is survived by wife Ava D.; sons Guy and Kelly; daughters Laurie Bailon, Lindy Oates, Cindy Brewer and Lisa Stern; brother Gene; sister Mary E. Robertson; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Myron James "Jimmy" Olsen, 59, of Kaaawa, a Kamehameha Schools continuing education teacher and a counselor, died Feb. 14 in Kaaawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sandra; children Jamie Aalona, Renee Olsen, Lahela Kalakukui and Helani and Tyrone Olsen; stepchildren Patrick Jr., Stewart and Jack Ayers; parents Myron and Marie; sisters Marie Bertelmann, Elizabeth Wilson and Eloise Edwards; and two grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Florentino Peralta Pascua, 66, of Waipahu, a U.S. Postal Annex employee and a retired U.S. Navy veteran who served in Vietnam War, died Feb. 16 at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Norma G., son Lyndon G., daughter Bernadette P. Cuaresma, mother Macaria, brothers Bienvinido and Celestino, and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Church, 830 Main St., Honolulu. Call after 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

John Earl Pillsbury Jr., 54, of Mountain View, Hawaii, founder of Red Roof Lava Tours and a state employee, died Feb. 14 at home. He also was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in the Vietnam War. He was born in Chico, Calif. He is survived by parents Earl and Mary, and sisters Marydell Lobeski and Susan Metz. Private services.

Gary Daiichiro Sakata, 87, of Honolulu, a retired electrician for AA Electric and Ken's Electric, died Feb. 6. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lois; son Kean; daughter Patricia Angiollilo; brother Michael; sisters Matsu Ho, Frances Yano and Lillian Amimoto; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

John "Jack" Joseph Napuaokalani Springer Sr., 76, of Kalaoa, Hawaii, a retired manager for the former Pacific Empress Hotel and Kona Palms Hotel, died Feb. 15 in Kona Community Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Kailua-Kona. He is survived by son Napua, brother Sidney, sisters Mary Jo Sousa and Theresa Hohu, and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gloria Ume Suehiro, 80, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Hiromi; and sisters Esther Kaneko, Haru Capewell, Masako Matsuura, Gladys Brown and Irene Fujiwara. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kikuo "Plat" Sumimoto, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired steelworker for Hawaiian Reinforcing Steel Co., died Feb. 14 at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Chiyoko; sons Morgan S. and Tracy T.; brothers Bing, Kenneth and Wallace; and sisters Laura Harano, Doris Sumimoto and Kazue Kaide. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Thomas Susumu Uyeda, 96, of Honolulu, a retired state plant quarantine inspector and an Alice K. Uyeda Nursery manager, died Feb. 10 in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Lincoln K., Jefferson K. and Jackson K.; daughters June F. Ikezawa, Leilani Uyeda Ueda and Frances M. Kashinoki; sister Takako Narimatsu; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Evelyn Susanna Villasor, 70, of Waialua, died Feb. 9 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Sacramento, Calif. She is survived by brother Franklin Lagura and sisters Alice Evangelista, Corrine Kline and Colleen Delmar. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

John "Johnny" Albert Watson, 56, of Waianae, a Del Monte Corp. employee and a Honolulu Police Department traffic guard, died Feb. 12 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Esther L.; sons Shane Watson and Keoni Sotelo; daughters Shannon, Shana and Shanel; brothers William Kaneakalau and David and Hiram Watson; sisters Christine "Tina" Kealohanui, Annie Sotelo and Agnes "Aggie" and Ruth "Fat" Watson; and four grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Johnette Watson, also known as "Chona" and "John," 40, of Honolulu, a cable manufacturing assembler, died Feb. 12 in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Bryson Foster; daughters Pikake, Chassidy and Brittney; father Preston Foster Sr.; brother Preston Foster Jr.; sisters Ipo Watson-Kaluhiokalani, Prestina Louis, Sherrie Foster, Prestori Solis, Malia-Lehua Foster and Trini Ortiz; and two grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Stanley Mitsuyuki Yamanaka, 71, of Aiea, a former vice president for Ty's office supplies, died Feb. 17 at St. Francis Hospice. He is survived by son Mark, brothers Kenneth and Ralph, and sister Mildred Ikeda. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. 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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