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Obituaries
Wednesday, September 29, 2004




Ronald E. Bernard
Sept. 25, 2004
Ronald "Ron" E. Bernard, 70, of Honolulu, a Certified Life Underwriter and retired Long Term Care Hawaii, Inc., founder and chairman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa. He was on the government Blue Ribbon Panel on health issues and a member of the Waikiki Jaycees' "Jolly Boys" and the Exchange Club of downtown Honolulu. He is survived by son James "Kimo," brother Ralph, sister Gloria Donnelly and one granddaughter. Services: 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Celebration of life to follow services. Donations suggested in memory of Ronald E. Bernard to The Society of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Woodholme Medical Building, Suite 515, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Baltimore, MD 21208, or to www.psp.org.

Geraldine Ione Bream
Sept. 14, 2004
Geraldine Ione Bream, 86, of Honolulu, a kindergarten teacher of 35 years, died at home. She was born in Fontanelle, Neb. She is survived by son Perry; daughters Janet Reichard, Judy Guhl and Patty Adams; sister Rachel Mould; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Unity Church of Hawaii.

Katherine Kahiwalani Bush
Sept. 17, 2004
Katherine Kahiwalani Bush, 60, of Pearl City, an Office of Hawaiian Affairs employee, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Charvis; daughter Misty-Jan Williams; brothers Archie and Bobo; sisters Nona Feliciano, Gwen Nunes, and Charlene and Gertrude Bush; and three grandchildren. Wake service: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gilbert W. Carvalho
Sept. 24, 2004
Gilbert W. Carvalho, 69, of Lawai, Kauai, a County Council services supervisor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He is survived by wife Patricia, sons David and Jason, daughters Helene Valmoja and Bernardine Rasay, sisters Lillian Manago and Rosemarie Costales, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael's Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Susan Archer Downing
Sept. 24, 2004
Susan Archer Downing, 49, of Wailuku, a Hawaii Family Dental Center dental hygienist, died at home with hospice care. She was born in Fayetteville, Ark. She is survived by husband James L.; parents James Archer and Jane Alfonso; sisters Melissa Van Valkenburgh, Laura Saucer and Jenny Miller. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Maui.

Theodore Kamaunu Keaweoluna Enoka
Sept. 24, 2004
Theodore "Teddy" Kamaunu Keaweoluna Enoka, 82, of Honolulu, a Hickam Air Force Base mechanic and World War II Army veteran, died in Hale Malamalama. He was born in Kalaupapa Lighthouse, Molokai. He was also a retired Kamehameha Center Texaco Gas Station owner and a State Poultry Processors Inc. mechanic. He is survived by wife Thelma, daughter Lisa "Leinaala" Riela-Enoka, hanai son Hoku, and sister Esther Enoka-Keohuloa. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Aloha attire. Private burial to be held at a later date.

Demaris Lou Fredericksen
Sept. 27, 2004
Demaris Lou Fredericksen, 68, of Pukalani, Maui, a professor emeritus, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Independence, Miss. She is survived by husband Walter, son Erik, daughter Kirsten Fredericksen Otterson, brother John W. Nebgen, and five grandchildren. Services pending.

Felicisima Guerrero Gervacio
Sept. 2, 2004
Felicisima Guerrero Gervacio, 76, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in a nursing home. She was born in Tagumbao, Gerona, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Daisy and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's the Baptist Church in Kalihi. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Priscilla Mae Delos Reyes Gummerus
Sept. 23, 2004
Priscilla Mae Delos Reyes Gummerus, 50, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a Tropical Burger employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Dustin, Donavan and Chad; daughter Cathryn; father Felipe Delos Reyes; brothers Philip, Kenneth, Bobby, Roland, Jason and Samuel Delos Reyes; sisters Kathleen Delos Reyes and Janice Ellis; and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine's Church in Kapaa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Miriam Hicks
Sept. 21, 2004
Miriam Hicks, 89, of Honolulu, a U.S. Foreign Service staff officer, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Kentucky. She is survived by her many loving friends at the Sisters of the Carmelites Monastery. Private services.

Ethel Yuk Lum Ho
Sept. 8, 2004
Ethel Yuk Lum "Auntie Yukie" Ho, 96, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Roberta Lee and one granddaughter. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was printed in an obituary published Monday.

Hisatoshi Kanagawa
Sept. 26, 2004
Hisatoshi Kanagawa, 82, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Shipyard electronic mechanic and member of H Company, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died at home. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Muriel T.; son David A.; brothers Tsuneo, Sakuni and Donald Y.; sisters Hisae Akagi and Asako Nakata. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kyung Hee Kang
Sept. 24, 2004
Kyung Hee "Katherine" Kang, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Honwanji Mission School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Raymond; brothers Albert, Ho Num and Kyu Num Lee; sister Kyung Ok Kwak; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services and burial: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Momoyo Kasaoka
Sept. 23, 2004
Momoyo Kasaoka, 84, of Kalihi, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Kauai. She is survived by sons Howard H., Harold T., Andrew M. and David K.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Rev. Richard Cacal Lacar Sr.
Aug. 23, 2004
The Rev. Richard Cacal Lacar Sr., 92, of Oahu, died in the Philippines. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Richard C. Jr., Darrol W., David, Abraham, Nehemiah G. and Joshua G.; daughters Kathleen M. Francisco, Gwendolyn Aguero, Sharon L. Anderson, Faith D. Naputi and Wilhelmina Madarang; brother Philemon; 32 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Haleiwa Baptist Church. Casual attire.

Samuel Clifford Kapule Loo
Sept. 19, 2004
Samuel Clifford Kapule Loo, 55, of Ewa Beach, died in St. Francis Medial Center, West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Julie A.; daughter Samantha Ligsay; hanai sons Maika and Brett Kuamoo, and Michael MacLoves; brother Gary; sister Janice Sligh; and one grandson. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel (1887 Makuakane St., Honolulu). Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Yoneko Takata Matsuo
Sept. 19, 2004
Yoneko Takata Matsuo, 87, of Honolulu, a Royal Hawaiian and Moana Surfrider Hotels former employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Raymond; daughters Harriet Okuhara, Jane Arakaki, Mae Nagao, Janet Shibuya and Maile Matsuo; sisters Yasuko Yamanouchi and Yoshie Nekemoto; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alvin Gray McCormick
Sept. 15, 2004
Alvin Gray McCormick, 76, of Quebeck, Tenn., formerly of Pupukea, a civil service employee for a space program and U.S. Navy veteran, died. He was born in Warren County, Tenn. He is survived by daughters Anna McCandless, Lorane Ehasz, Leilani Quilinderino, Patsy Frazier and Wanda Roark; sons Stanley, Larry, Wayne, Nelson and Ray; mother Melvina D.; sisters Louise Roberts, Shirley Elmore and Carol Rodorker; brothers Johnny Jr., Malcolm, Franklin, Norman, Nolan, Jimmy, Harry, Billy and Eddie; 43 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services held.

Hiroshi Nagata
Sept. 17, 2004
Hiroshi Nagata, 77, of Rialto, Calif., died at home in Rialto. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Nobuko, sons Ken and Paul, daughter Shirley Yamaguchi, brother Tamotsu, sister Masae Tanoue, and four grandchildren. Services held in Los Angeles.

Sandy J. Pacheco
Sept. 22, 2004
Sandy J. "Big One" Pacheco, 53, of Omao, Kauai, a Taba Construction Co. private contractor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Cilio and Tyrel Pacheco and Lenny Abad; daughter Camie K. Abad; mother Lucy Vales Pacheco; brother Gerald; sister Joyce Okinaka; and eight grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Koloa Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Francisco Ruiz Padilla
Sept. 27, 2004
Francisco Ruiz Padilla, 81, of Hilo, a retired Hatada's Bakery baker's helper and Waiakea Villas groundskeeper, died at home. He was born in Tayog, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Sophie; sons Dominador, Ruben, Juan, John and Romeo; daughters Lolita Quevedo, Rudilia Agpoon, Rosario Wright, Elvira Uy, Josephine Torres and Arcadia Kuahuia; 28 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hideo Sato
Sept. 6, 2004
Hideo Sato, 80, of Waipahu, and formerly of Ewa, a retired Oahu Sugar Co. security supervisor and Ewa Sugar Plantation security officer, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He was also a World War II veteran with the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He is survived by wife Sachiko; daughter Lynn; brother Takao; sisters Harriet Yano, Helen Inouye and Alice Kotake. Private services.

Machiko Katsumi Smith
Sept. 19, 2004
Machiko Katsumi Smith, 69, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by brother Keizo Shimazaki and sister Atsuko Saito. Private services.

Betty Fusae Sora
Sept. 11, 2004
Betty Fusae Sora, 78, of Lihue, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by daughters Leslie Kawada, Corinne Nakamoto and Adele Shimanuki; brother James K. Yamauchi; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Christian Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

George C. Sue
Sept. 21, 2004
George C. Sue, 94, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helena, daughters Rowena Chow and Leona Au, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. No services.

Nobuo Steven Taomoto
Sept. 24, 2004
Nobuo Steven Taomoto, 86, of Wailuku, a foreman, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in Kaeleku, Hana, Maui. He is survived by daughter Thelma Inouye; brothers Francis and Clarence; sisters Edna Hong, Eleanor Hara and Lucy Kitayama; and a grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Church, Wailuku. Call after 10 a.m. A reception will follow at Nakamura Mortuary. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Kirsten Harada Tsutsui
July 21, 2004
Kirsten Harada Tsutsui, 59, of Japan, died in Sendai, Japan. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward, daughter Abigail, father Masato Harada, brothers Nevin K. and Grieg H. Harada, and sister Erda M. Labang. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Kingdom Hall No. 4. No flowers.

Raphael Souza Vares
Sept. 20, 2004
Raphael Souza Vares, 83, of Ewa Beach, a retired Barbers Point boiler mechanic, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Mary Eleanor; sons Raphael Jr. and Lance; daughter Valerie; sisters Bella, Sophie and Rita; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ah Ying Ung Wong
Sept. 26, 2004
Ah Ying "Bingo" Ung Wong, 101, of Hilo, a former "Volcano Garage" and Hilo Electric Light Co. employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Apio and Harold Ung; and sisters Margaret Ung Chang, Eloise Ung Stolz, Lois Ung Brooks and Eleanor Ung Chu. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lee Donald Zimmerman
Sept. 23, 2004
Lee Donald Zimmerman, 89, of Kailua-Kona, died in Kailua-Kona. He was born in Oklahoma. He is survived by wife Elsie, daughter June Duffer, sister Mildred Graves, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Private services.




You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:

www.librarieshawaii.org
The index goes back several decades.

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