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Obituaries
Thursday, May 29, 2003


Marcelo Ayoso, also known as "Owl" and "Loy," 71, of Halaula, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Kea Beach Hotel groundskeeper, died last Thursday in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Geraldine; son Jason; daughters Robin Fiu, Karen Ayoso and Cindy Antonio; brothers Leo, William, Edward and Tony; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Daniel Hadir Cortez, 92, of Lihue, a sugar plantation foreman, died May 19. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Flora; sons Davis Sr., Richard Sr., Patrick, Clifford and Dennis; daughters Juliana L., Philomena, Norma and Florenda Cortez, Peggy Salba-Honnet and Debra Leikvoll; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Francis Michael Dimoski, 88, of Kailua, a retired U.S. Army sergeant major, died Monday at home. He was born in Madison, Ill. He is survived by wife Ann Marie. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Gary D. Freeman, 55, of Lipan, Texas, and Maui, will be remembered in services 11 a.m. Saturday at Pacific Helicopters, located in Kahului Airport Hangar No. 109. Freeman died last Thursday in a helicopter accident on Kahoolawe. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and was an aircraft pilot for Pacific Helicopters and a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War. He is survived by wife Cindy J., sons G. Dolpha II and Chandlor, mother Jennie Rascoe, brother Jimmy, sisters Dixie Batten and Nancy Echols, and grandmother Sybil Ray.

Annie Shiraki Genegabuas, 92, of Hilo, a self-employed barber, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ernest Matsumoto and Daniel and Albert Genegabuas; daughter Elsie Pflum; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard Ho, 70, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, an American Fork Hospital technologist, died May 21 in Utah. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice P.; daughter Kelsey Reynolds; brothers Joseph W. Jr. and Patrick; sisters Velma Kirkpatrick, Deede Norris and Alicia Nakata; and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Casual or aloha attire.

Roy Yasushi Honda, 64, of Mililani, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee, died Sunday in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Carol A.; son Shannon M.; daughters Sandi L.S. Honda and Shari T. Evans; stepsons Dexter K. Jr., Waldermar and Darran K. Choy; stepdaughter Zena A. Besas; mother Shizuko Honda; brothers Harry O., Stanley S., Monroe M., Charles T., Horace H. and Richard T.; and seven grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

John Leslie Kaimiaina Kekauoha, 60, of Waianae, died Monday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother May A. and sisters Elizabeth Tsukushi and Catherine Kekauoha. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Takeo Kimura, 87, of Waipahu, owner and operator of Kimura Liquors and Waipahu Professional Drugs and a U.S. Army veteran, died May 20 at home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by daughters Karen T., Iris F. and Alma M. Kimura and Sara T. Kimura-Ching; sisters Thelma N. Nitta and Aiko R. Uranaka; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Violet Martin, 87, of Kapolei, died May 15 in Kaneohe. She is also survived by Geri Lee-Hong. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Linda Chon Hi Omija, 79, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died May 1 at home. She was born in Korea. Graveside services: 2:15 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

James Toshiyuki Oyama, 73, of Aiea, a retired attorney, died May 16 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joyce; sons Peter, Keith and Randy; brother Herbert; sisters Betsy Misawa and Helen Shimamura; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Pedro "Peter" Adam Pacheco Jr., 60, of Hilo and Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a truck driver for the former Hilo Coast Processing and a Hilton Waikoloa employee, died last Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Margaret B.; brothers Robert and Douglas; and sisters Shirley and Peggy Pacheco, Linda Kuanoni, Betty Fortin and Dolly J. Pavao. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Fidela Mendiola Untalan Perez, 76, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died last Thursday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Agana, Guam. She is survived by husband Jose; sons Melvyn, Efren, Roland, Rene and Raymond; daughters Beth Perez, Janie Quinn and Sandra Morales; and 12 grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Refreshments to follow on church grounds. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa, Kona, Hawaii. Casual attire.

Mary Irene Samp, 62, of Honolulu, died Friday at home. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by sisters Marcia and Marge Samp and Maureen Cerny. Services: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Gwendolyn Pearl Segovia, 66, of Hawaiian Shores, Hawaii, a homemaker, died May 21 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Fred; son Gabe Adviento Jr.; daughters Gail Kualii, Gina Keanu and Leonora Harvest; brothers Russel "Mike," John and Darrel "Nicky" Cavaco and David Tagupa; sisters Josephina Ess, Alberta Sanders and Leota Souza; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 6 p.m. today at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, Kailua, Oahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Theodore Toshiichi Takai Sr., 86, of Honolulu, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel engineer, died Sunday at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Theodore T. Jr., sister Hatsuko Hayashida, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Mary Gouveia Teixeira, 99, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died Friday in Kaneohe. She was born in Maderia, Portugal. She is survived by sons Robert and Paul "Jimmy"; daughters Elizabeth "Betty" Beeley, June Jacobsen, Ann Ostrowski and Mary Handlon; brother Stanley Gouveia; sisters Theresa Cabral, Philomina Pacheco, Beatrice Martin, Louise Cramer and Olivia Rawlins; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Diocesan Center, 6301 Pali Highway, Kaneohe. Private inurnment. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice in Honolulu or Carmelite Sisters of Hawaii.

Annette Keanapuni Watson, 65, of Waianae, a retired Kaimuki Inn waitress and bartender, died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Audrey; brothers Albert Watson and Joseph, Jeremiah, Jonathan and Jay Reyes; sisters Josephine Pongasi and Charleen Kermabon; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Kakaako Waterfront Park, located oceanfront at main picnic area. Call after noon. Casual attire.

Barbara Millener Wills, 78, of Hilo, a retired Hilo United Methodist Church secretary, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Washington, D.C. She is survived by sons Malcolm and Robert, brothers Fred and John Millener, sister Mary Mitchell and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hilo United Methodist Church. Call after 3 p.m. Interment to be held in Spencerport, N.Y. at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Lung Association, 39 Ululani St., Hilo, HI 96720.




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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