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Obituaries
Saturday, March 15, 2003


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Filimino "Jay" Aton Jr., 45, of Waialua, a Kreative Kamaaina Enterprises employee, died Sunday in Kahuku Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Darlene A. Barbadillo; sons Troy, Dustin and Denton; daughter Tracy; parents Fil Sr. and Angeline; brothers David, Tjader and Christopher; sister Charissa Freitas; grandmother Naty Eligado; and four grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Sergia Cabatan, 62, of Puhi, Kauai, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Nestor; daughter Emelda; brothers Juan, Menancio and Tony Cadiz; and sisters Rosita and Lorenza Bolosan and Flora Adaoag. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa. Services: 10 a.m. next Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Daisy Marie Henderson, 87, of Honolulu, died Tuesday at home. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Robert Hiroshi Kakuno, 61, of Honolulu, a painter, died Feb. 23 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Robert Jr., William and Kevin; daughter Sandy; brothers Thomas and James; sisters Violet Bryant, Hazel Namba and Kathleen Morita; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3-5 p.m. March 23 at Island Family Christian Church, 3375 Salt Lake Blvd. Private scattering of ashes to be held on Maui at a later date. Casual attire.

Stephen Kim Sin "Chip-Chip" Kam, 80, of Honolulu, a retired sheet metal worker for Hickam Air Force Base, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Kalihi. He is survived by wife Mabel; son Dr. Lambert Chee; daughter Wanda Chee-Durick; brothers Thomas K.W., Ronald K.Y., Kenneth K.P. and Robert K.L.; sisters Lucy Kauinana and Janet Gaison; and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Terumi Kurokawa, 82, of Hilo, died March 6 in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Dayle and Verne; daughters Cheryl Kuroda and Ardis Aburamen; brothers Stanley, Gordon and Ronald; sister Elsie Asakura; and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary donations.

Vivian "Vi" Jose Marrero, 58, of Oxnard, Calif., died Tuesday at Kaiser Medical Center. She is also survived by son Dr. Kalani G. Jose and eight grandchildren. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Eva Jacqueline Martinez, 84, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a bookkeeper and nurse's aid, died Feb. 20 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in San Antonio. She is survived by son Hector, sisters Chickie Quorvilian and Emma Uset, and a grandchild. Services to be held in Laguna Beach, Calif.

William "Bill" Beecher Mason Sr., 92, of Kaneohe, a retired U.S. Coast Guard assistant comptroller, died Thursday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Yonkers, N.Y. He is survived by sons William "Bill" Jr. and George, brother John and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pohai Nani Clubroom.

George Tsuneo Matsumoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired mechanic, died last Saturday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Roy and Glenn, daughters Jean Harada and Edith Yamaguchi, sister Helen Yoshino, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Myrna Chiyoko Miyahira, 83, of Paia, Maui, a Larry's Restaurant owner, died last Saturday at home. She was born in Paia. She is survived by brothers Fred, Edward I. and Richard H. Tamayose; sisters Sue Tamayose, Helen Kunichika and Rene Kurasaki; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Harry Chiyojiu Nagahisa, 103, of Kaneohe, a retired domestic help employee, died Feb. 17 in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by daughter Nancy Ching, two grand-children and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Scott Kuulei Rupino Saizon, 36, of Waiahole, Hawaii, a construction worker, died Monday at home. He was born in Kailua, Hawaii. He is survived by children Chasdon, Shayia, Chastity "Kaipo" and Scott; parents Ted and Patricia; brother Wesley; sister Paula; and grandfather Edward K. Newalu. Services: 9 a.m. next Saturday at St. John's by the Sea Church, 47-074 Lihikai Drive. Call after 8:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at sea. Aloha attire.

John M. "Johnny" Sakamoto, 94, of Ridgefield, Wash., formerly of Makawao, Maui, a Haleakala Ranch employee, died Monday in Ridgefield. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by sons Jon A. and Paul S., brother Walter, sister Alice Manoa and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Yoshio Sakata, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Dairymen's general helper, died March 2 in Hale Nani Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Kazumi and sister Gladys Imai. Private services.

Juliana "Martina" Jacob Sana, 67, of Waianae, a retired Sheraton Makaha Resort housekeeper, died March 7 in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by sons John and Carl; daughters Jane Wong, Mary Peddie, Gail Thompson and Alva Sana; brother Tomas Jacob; sister Ansing Jacob; and eight grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Hearts Church, 85-786 Old Government Road, Waianae. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Mililiani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Raymond Santos, 73, of Kaaawa, a retired Dillingham Corp. welder, died last Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by daughters Delanette Greene, Haunani Simpson and Charlotta I. Menard; sisters Cecilia Duxbury and Katie Kahaawai; brother Jules Santos; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ricardo "Tac" Taclan, 84, of Ewa Beach, a retired civil service employee, died Tuesday at Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Emily; son Anthony; daughters Violet Donato, Yolanda Lopez and Cynthia Pang; stepbrother Johnny Corpuz; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 9:15 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hisano Tamura, 94, of Waianae, died Tuesday. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren. Incorrect information was printed in an obituary published yesterday.

Earl Wong, 74, of Kaneohe, a retired city emergency medical technician, died Wednesday in Kailua. He was born in Heeia. He is survived by wife Patsy H.; sons Eric M. and Kimo K.T.; daughters Donna Esber and Lynn Colville; brothers Alfred, Thomas and Richard; sisters Gladys Danner, Ella Moquin, Minnie Haitsuka, Helen Nip and Amy Wong; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. 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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