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Obituaries
Thursday, March 6, 2003


HPD cop's kin struggle
to deal with loss



Theresa "Teri" Anne Borengasser-Gomes, 59, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearl Harbor Federal Credit Union and Kokua Federal Credit Union loan officer, died Sunday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Howard Gomes Sr.; brothers Leo, Felix and Nicholas Borengasser; and sisters Hazel Yamamoto, Pearl Heu, Christine "Tina" Gruber and Jane Borengasser. Services: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Dean Oliver David, 61, of Hilo, an artist and self-employed newspaper carrier, died Feb. 7 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Lehigh, Pa. No survivors. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at New Hope at the Crossroads Church, 116 Hualalai St., Hilo. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire.

Alwine Horning "Winnie" Doyle, 92, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Air Force chief warrant officer, died Saturday in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Germany. She is survived by husband Jesse and sister Wilma Detrich. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.

Donald Dale English, 47, of Pearl City, a Pearl City Recreation Center lifeguard, died Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by daughters Mindy Stroh, and Larissa and Janice English; parents Malvin and Martha Milburn; brothers Pete, Michael and Steven; and sisters Patricia Enright, and Cathy and Ginger English. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Pearl City. Call after 6 p.m. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gladys Sung Un Erwin, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Room cashier, died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lee Wayne, daughter Lorene E. Hopkins, brother Edmund Pahk, sister Vivian Lancaster and six grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Central Union Church Atherton Chapel. Call after 11 a.m.

Casimira Espiritu Gadia, 89, of Hilo, a homemaker and retired field hand for the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co., died Tuesday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Candon, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Evaristo Galdones; sons Fred, Francisco and Cornelio F. Galdones; daughters Alfreda "Ida" Estebon, Irma Sumera and Maura "Irene" Armstrong; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Burial follows at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire.

Anna Maria Hacker, 93, of Honolulu, died Feb. 23 at home. She was born in Austria. She is survived by son Peter, daughter Ann Lindner, sister Gretl Schoener, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Meta Ann Leinaala Hasnett, 61, of Honolulu, a retired Pan American Airlines employee, died Feb. 18. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Samuel, son Jay Palenapa, daughter Jo-Addie Brown, two grandchildren, mother Alice Kane and brother Philip Kane Jr. Private services.

Elizabeth Kimie Hino, 73, of Kailua, a retired seamstress, died Feb. 22 in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Kapehu, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Katherine R. Uyehara; brothers Eugene, Edward, Herbert, Toru and Hisashi Yamane; sisters Margaret Morimoto and Lillian Tamabayashi; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Shuichi "Shubo" Hironaka, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Transport equipment operator, died Sunday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Nancy Y. Imori, Gladys A. Nakagawa, Helen M. Takenaga and Doris K. Hironaka. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sarah Kalai Kamakani, 90, of Lakewood, Wash., a retired Al Phillips Laundry supervisor, died Feb. 21 in Lakewood. She was born in Kaluaaha, Molokai. She is survived by sons Douglas Kamakani and Felix Dela Cruz, and daughters Emma Galyen and Florentina Kailimai. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. in Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Chang Chu Lee, 91, of Honolulu, died Saturday. She was born in Pyung Buk, Korea. She is survived by sons Chang Jin and Tommy C.; daughters Margaret Y. Kim, Young Sook Moon and Young Lam Lee; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary, West Chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edith Tsuruko Matayoshi, 89, of Kahului, died Feb. 22 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Tadashi and Derek; daughters Ruby Perez, Ethel Kaneshiro and Susanne Matayoshi; sister Peggy Makiya; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

John Vincent Medeiros III, 68, of Kaneohe, died Feb. 25 in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Haunani L. Niau, sons John IV and Peter, daughter Claire Au, sister Wilma, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Haiku Road, Kaneohe. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Lawrence James Mendez, 51, of Honolulu, died Sunday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in California. He is survived by mother Edith and brother John. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at St. Patrick's Church, 1124 7th Ave. Donations suggested to St. Francis-West Hospice.

Kalen Akio Nakasato, 27, of Honolulu, a Shogun Restaurant food waiter, died Feb. 25 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Dennis M., mother Jean M., brothers Keith and Kevin, and sister Denise. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Doris Yukiko Nakashima, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Westinghouse telephone operator, died Feb. 21. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Edward H., Harry T., George K., Allen S. and Walter T.; and sisters Mildred M. Hashimoto, Jane R. Ishii, Edna C. Bonomi, Lillian R. Hatico and Frances K. Oda. Private services.

Mildred Michie Ouchi, 88, of Aiea, a retired state cafeteria worker, died Monday. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by daughters Susan Yoza and Pat Yano, sister Janet Kawamoto, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: noon Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary, East Chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stanley Rudy Pahed Sr., 54, of Honolulu, a retired mason, died Feb. 25 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by children Helena, Stanley Jr. and Tanya; brother Jay Jr.; sisters Stella Aniban, Roseline Pahed, Evelyn Calleon, Shirley Salazar and Eloise Cordeiro; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Calvary Chapel of Honolulu, 1190 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 6 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. March 15 at Waianae Boat Harbor.

Joseph Aki Redo, also known as "Joe" and "Mr. Aloha," 50, of Haiku, Maui, a building construction engineer, died yesterday in Wailuku. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon "Sheri" M., sister Elizabeth "Beth" Franklin and grandfather John K.S. Wong. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Private urn burial to be held at a later date.

James Tadayoshi Sakata, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard computer operator, died Feb. 17. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred M. and sister Dorothy Viviano. Private services.

Rose Ortiz Santiago, 90, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died Sunday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kauai. She is survived by daughters Anita Broussard and Marie Natad, sister Alice Duke and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial follows at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Leilani Keli'iholokai Sexton, 72, of Honolulu, a minister for Na Kokua Ministries, of Waianae, died Feb. 8. Services: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pokai Bay. The mortuary provided incorrect information in an obituary published yesterday.

Lawrence Y. Sugiyama, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Territorial Contractors employee, died last Thursday in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Esther, sons Greig and Randall, daughter Louann Kimura, sister Beatrice Ichinose and seven grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Sadao Tanaka, 77, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Transportation mechanic and supervisor, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ruth; sons Lloyd, Lance and Wade; daughters Wendy Tanaka and Nan Yuda; brothers Hisao and Akio; and sister Sadako Ochi. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Walter Yukio Uchida, 75, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government commercial artist, died Saturday in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Samuel and Richard, and sister Grace Tamaye. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Donald Ray Walls, 42, of Waialua, died Sunday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Martinville, Ind. He is survived by wife Annette M.; sons Micah Grupen, Anthony Walls, and Patrick and Christopher Jungnick; daughter Jhirene; father Larry G. Pulley; mother Delores J.R. Pulley; brothers Richard and James; and sisters Susan Sneed and Towana Pulley. Scattering of ashes: 3 p.m. Saturday at Aweoweo Beach Park in Waialua. Casual attire.

Toshio "Toshi" Yamashita, 77, of Hilo, a retired Central Pacific Bank assistant vice president in Hilo, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Miyoko, son Dr. Douglas; brothers Donald and Benjamin; sisters Ayako Yamashita, Tomie Tanaka and Fusae Kiyokawa; and two grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

David Tetsuo Yoshimi, 75, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. machinist, died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Yoshiko; sons Burt, Clyde, Ty and Gary; brothers William Doi and Jack and George Yoshimi; sisters Mieko Kadomura and Margaret Honda; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. Reception to follow.



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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