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Obituaries
Monday, March 10, 2003


Barney Banaay, 76, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard painter, died Feb. 21 in Pearl City Nursing Home. He is also a retired Dole Pineapple and Pineapple Research Institute and Department of Agriculture Animal Quarantine Branch employee. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by brothers Agapito and Vidal, and sister Nancy Banaay Roylo. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call after 9:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Daisy Chang Chong, 100, of Honolulu, died Feb. 28 in Hale Pulama Mau, Kuakini. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Joyce, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial at a later date. Casual attire.

Geneva Elizabeth Coleman, 56, of Wailuku, a security guard, died Friday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by caretaker Annie M. Vinuya; and brothers Paul, Louis, Charles and Ernest. Wake: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary on Maui. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Gladys Sung Un Erwin, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Room cashier, died March 1 in Honolulu. Services: noon March 23 at Central Union Church Atherton Chapel. Call after 11 a.m. Incomplete information was printed in an obituary published Thursday.

Rodolfo Bermudez Gander, 80, of Kaneohe, a Castle & Cooke stevedore, died Friday in Hale Ho Aloha Care Facility. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Rudy; daughter Gina Dosselman; stepchildren Winifred Garcia, Constance Teodoro, Anne Kealoha, Serena Senas, and Ivar, Liberata and Clifton Orallo; brother Bernabe; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday. Burial follows at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Irwin Masayuki Higashi, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Toledo Twin Pine Dairy controller, died Feb. 28 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rachel I., sons Paul and Carl, daughter Kathy, sister Jean Yamanaka and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Joseph Mahi Sr., also known as "Uncle Joe" and "Kepa," 78, of Kalaoa, Kona, Hawaii, a retired County of Hawaii senior escort driver, died Feb. 21 in Kona Community Hospital. He was also a retired groundskeeper and a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Kalaoa. He is survived by wife Lily K.; son Wayne K.; daughters Myradean Abraham and Pomai Mahi; hanai son Pelika; brother Henry; sisters Julia Kalua'u Pulido, Isabel Medeiros, Elizabeth Fukuda, Hannah Wilson, Geraldine Badis, and Mary Ellen Richards; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. March 29 at the Mahi residence, 73-4265 Mamalahoa Highway 190, Kalaoa. Casual attire. No flowers.

Perfecto Andres Manzanillo, 79, of Honolulu, died Friday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Carina G., daughter Dionicia Fajarado, brother Marcelino, sister Maria Gali and three grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 6 p.m. Burial at a later date in the Philippines.

Ildefonso Cayabyab Navarro, 76, of Honolulu, died Wednesday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Guillermina; sons Ismael and Ildefonso Jr.; daughters Grina Casingal, Leyte Salanio, Julie Galino and Zenaida Garcia; brothers Florante, Zacarias and Antonio; sisters Veronica and Preciosa; and eight grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Philomena Catholic Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Interment to be held in the Philippines at a later date.

Ronald Hiromu "Coach" (Takaoka) Ogata, 82, of Honolulu, retired self-employed owner and electronics technician of Kalihi Valley Appliance, died Feb. 28 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Kumamoto, Japan. He is survived by wife Matsuyo; sons Glenn M., Gordon H., Gary K. and Ronald H. Jr.; daughter Gloria C. Saito; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services 6 p.m. at Friday Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Morris Isamu Oshiro, 73, of Pearl City, a retired city and Screen Actors Guild paramedic, died Wednesday in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Natsue, sons Carlton and Stuart, daughter Faith Hamao, brother Maurice, sisters Flora Moriyama and Barbara Yamada, and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Estifania "Esther" Ganeron Saguid, 74, of Pearl City, a retired Hale Mohalu Hospital and state Health Department Communicable Disease Division registered nurse, died March 2 at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Artemio "Art," son Arthur P., daughter Barbara A.J., brother Herardo Ganeron, sister Estifania Agudong, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frank "Frankie" Mana Tahere, 60, of Laie, an American Medical Response paramedic, died March 1 in the Queen's Medical Center. Services: noon Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Laie 3rd Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incomplete information was printed in an obituary published yesterday.

Willard "Will" Wai Lup Yim, 42, of Pearl City, Specialty Papers & Pomai's PAWS president, died March 2 at home. He is survived by wife Jodie S. Muranaka-Yim, mother Virginia, brother Vincent and sisters Yvonne Kuwaye, Carleen Arita, Yolanda Morton and Velina Sugiyama. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Congregational Church. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bung Wun Young, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Shop 31 machinist, died Tuesday in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Rose S.; sons William, Edward and David; daughter Denise Ren; and seven grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.



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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