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Obituaries
Wednesday, April 30, 2003


Atanacio Sinuto Agustin, 84, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Building Maintenance employee and a Philippine veteran who served in World War II, died April 14 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria I.; sons Gregorio, Antonio, Primicias, Roberto, Atanacio Jr., Joselito and Cornelio; daughters Emilia Cabote, Pineda Galadon, Marilyn Briones and Norma Esteron; brothers Bartolome, Nicolas and Zackarias; sister Eusebia; 38 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Anthony Church, 641 Puuhale Road, Kalihi. Call after 6:30 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire.

Gladys Katsuko Ballao, 98, of Pukalani, Maui, formerly of Kaunakakai, a homemaker, died Friday at home. She was born in Honoapu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons George, James and Raymond Ballao and Take, Tanko and Kent Nishiyama; daughters Irene Aguilar and Linko Fukunaga; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Reception to follow at the mortuary. Aloha attire.

William Hollis Crozier, 58, of Kapaa, Kauai, a businessman and a retired cellular telephone executive, died Monday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Jonesboro, Ark. He is survived by wife Lorraine, son Keith, brothers Joe Jr. and Alfred, sister Dorothy W. Spillman and a grandchild. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa. Casual and aloha attire.

Quirina Agbayani Cumlat, 85, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Amparo, two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 9-10 a.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery in Hilo. Casual attire.

Grace Stewart Fairchild, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired Queen's Medical Center registered nurse, died Saturday in Castle Medical Center. She was born in St. Louis. She is survived by sons Jack, daughter Jean Gartner, sister Doyne Lovelace and six grandchildren. No services.

Jose Malachi Flores, 2, of Waipahu died Thursday in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Temple, Texas. He is survived by parents Jose M. and Maria C., and grandparents Sulema Reyna and Pablo Sr. and Mary Jo Gomes. Graveside services: 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

George Yoshio Fujimoto, 66, of Pearl City, a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier, died April 22 at home. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Annie T.; daughters Collen Hamamura, Lori Arakawa and Merle Matsuda; brothers Sadao, Kenneth and Richard; sisters Dorothy Okumura and Irene Maeda; and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Leonardo C. "Leon" Gacayan Sr., 84, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a retired fire attendant and a truck driver for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died Friday in Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. He was born in Binalonan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Florence; sons Karlos, Beldon, Leonardo Jr., Florentine "Sweety," Roland "Scotty" and Alex; daughters Lovey Maddox, Conchita Peneuta, Leonette Meyer, Lena Gacayan, Stephanie Moniz, Juanita Castaneda and Francisca Sagun; brothers; sisters; and 40 grandchildren. Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa Ward. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kukaiau Cemetery. Casual attire.

Roxas Agulay Gallego, 65, of Ewa Beach died April 7 at home. He was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Virginia; sons Edward and Roxen; daughter Revilyn Ortal and Jennifer Gallego; sisters Cristeta Layaoen, Carina Cacayorin, Teodocia Ortal, Nicetas Bardaje, Flordelina Parbo-Domingo, Felicitas Remigio and Tina Parubrub; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Temple. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Emily Hiester Harden, 92, of Honolulu died Thursday at home. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by daughters Mary B. Kergall, Alice Findler, Martha "Cory" Harden and Laura "Lolly" Crow; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at Central Union Church, Pilgrim Chapel. No flowers. Donations suggested to Honolulu Academy of Arts or the Honolulu Symphony.

Koon Hoy Ho, 86, of Honolulu, a Punahou Repair Shop owner, died April 15 in Honolulu. Services: 11:30 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Monday.

Mary Kamai Houpo, 72, of Waihee, Maui, died Friday in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert, Kenneth, Herman and Louis; daughter Harriet; brothers Thomas and Albert Waialeale; sisters Winiferd Gilley, Betty Larkin and Ruth Luttrell; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at St. Ann's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Ka Home Ma Ha Mau Cemetery, Wailuku.

Erica Karawina Hsiao, 99, of Honolulu died April 19 in Arcadia Retirement Residence. Celebration of life: 2:30-4:30 p.m. next Wednesday at Arcadia Retirement Residence. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Erica Karawina Scholarship Fund for Kapiolani Community College Art Department. Additional information was needed for an obituary published Friday.

Winona Lai Sheong Ching Kobayashi, 58, of Honolulu, a Sears Roebuck and Co. Drapery-Mattress Department employee, died April 17 in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Percy Kenji; son Dane Yoshio; daughter Teri Lyn K. Luna; sisters Constance Young, Gwendolyn Chang, Hannah Tom, Phyllis Aana, Caroline Javonillo and Celine Takahashi; half sister Lowena Remigio; brothers Walter "Boxer" and Ronald Ching and Clayton Lee; and a grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Cecilia Maile Trask Marciel, 85, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a retired legal secretary and a Maui Economic Opportunity executive secretary, died Friday in Kona Community Hospital. She also was a former employee for the city Department of Rent Control and a Maui News reporter. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son David "Buz"; daughters Kilauea and Pua Marciel, Nawelo Shapiro and Kathy Mulherin; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:15 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe.

Lillian Shizue Minami, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Island Nursing housekeeper, died April 22 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by son Melvin; daughters Karen Kumashiro, Diane Minami and Charlene Yee; and six grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Jerry Setsuo Motooka, 59, of Wailuku, a retired carpenter, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by brothers Masao, Stanley, Richard and Melvin; and sisters Helen Nakashima, Alice Kawaiaea and Elaine Ichimura. Private services.

Lewis Kazumi Murakami, 48, of Waipahu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 56 pipe fitter, died April 20 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Chance, daughters Darcy and Liane, parents Paul and Ruth, brother Daniel, sisters Bonnie Murakami and Geri Douglass, and a grandchild. Services: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kengo Iwamoto Nozaki, 62, of Honolulu, a former owner of Kengo's Seafood and Buffet, died Saturday in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Kumamoto, Japan. He is survived by wife Kumiko; daughters Rita and Sandra; mother Matsue; sister Fusako Katayama; and brothers Hisao, Hisamitsu, Hisashi, Seisuke, Yukihiro and Tatsuyuki. Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dennis Shigehisa Okayama, 64, of Honolulu, a Ralph Inouye Inc. carpenter foreman, died Thursday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joyce K.; daughters Donna R. Gouveia, Noreen Moriwake and Denise Okayama; father Shinahei; sisters Amy Tamaye and June Youn; and three grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Agaton Ybay Orden, 91, of Ewa Beach died April 5 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Balaoan, La Union, the Philippines. He is survived by son Glenn; daughters Rosario Ordinado, Delia Rilles and Rowena "Winnie" Supnet; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Michiko Sakata, 44, of Ewa Beach, a Waikiki Seawind Surf and Street co-owner, died Friday in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Bobbie K. and brothers Tetsuro and Takeaki Aoyama. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Darleen "Tweedie" Van Epps Gonsalves Thomas, 48, of Kaneohe died last Wednesday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Mark R. Sr.; sons Brian Goings and Davy Crokett-Gonsalves; daughters Bobbi-Jo Vallente and Shaina Kauhi; mother Violet Yotsuda-Van Epps; sisters Faith Salas, Elizabeth "Tykie" Kanei-Van Epps and Katherine Van Epps; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Rachel Ngit Ngun Tom, 85, of Honolulu died Sunday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gerald; daughters Wraynette Kissel, Cheryl Vieira, Lynn Sato and Debra Yano; brothers Ernest, Wallace and Vernon; sisters Laura Lee and Winona Chong; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Central Union Church, Atherton Chapel. Burial: 11:15 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.




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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