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Obituaries
Friday, October 1, 2004




Mercy J. Cathcart
Sept. 25, 2004
Mercy J. Cathcart, 76, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Air Force and federal civil service employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Anne; son Paul; daughter Gaylyn Kauleinamoku; sisters Lehua Conrad, Kalani Cathcart and Rose Davidson; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kawaiaha'o Church. Call after 5 p.m. Private inurnment at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Helen K.Y. Chung
Sept. 23, 2004
Helen K.Y. Chung, 95, of Kaimuki, a retired Young Laundry employee, died. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by son Kingsley Brown, daughter Geraldine Barto, sister Annie Lee, brother Yonha Kim, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Private burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Isabella Sylvia Hanaike Block Creelman
Sept. 25, 2004
Isabella Sylvia Hanaike Block Creelman, 67, of Waianae, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Thomas; sons Thomas Creelman Jr. and Clifford and Joseph Block; hanai son Gordon Block; daughters Toni LaManna, Theresaann Creelman and Stephanie, Robin and Rose Block; sister Rose-Sheila Johnson; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations welcome.

Gervacio Mariano Dumawal
Sept. 20, 2004
Gervacio Mariano Dumawal, 81, of Kaimuki, owner of his self-employed yard service, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Prudencia, sons Roberto and Vince, sister Melecia Roxas, three grandchildren and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Tuesday and after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Demaris Lou Fredericksen
September 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. A celebration of life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Bailey House Museum, Wailuku. No flowers. Donations suggested to Maui Historical Society, 2375-A Main St., Wailuku 96793. Additional information provided for an obituary published Wednesday.

Hazel Chang Goo
Sept. 25, 2004
Hazel Chang Goo, 84, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in St. Francis-Liliha Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Creighton and Anthony; daughters Greta Hoshibata and Oveta Ray; sisters Margaret Ching, Violet Lum and Harriet Sparks; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert William Hansen
Sept. 25, 2004
Robert William Hansen, 86, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired United Can Co. tool- and dye-maker and U.S. Army Air Corps veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Moss, Norway. He is survived by wife Sadie "Sally," sons Robert G. and Larry K., brother Ray, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Pavilion. Graveside services to follow. Casual attire.

Rose Cameo Houghtailing
Sept. 23, 2004
Rose Cameo Houghtailing, 82, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers Phillip "Sonny" and James Passion, sister Yvonne Yuen, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Samuel Chi Kane Sr.
Sept. 23, 2004
Samuel Chi Kane Sr., 81, of Kaneohe, a retired Oahu Plumbing and Sheet Metal welder, died. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Alan, Leroy, Nathan and Samuel Jr.; daughters Sharlene Ramones, Colleen Tokunaga, Marilyn Kane, Annette Augustin and Linda Bareng; brothers Mathias "Ah Kem," Melvin Sr., Joseph and Marvin Tung-Loong; sis-ters Alice Kaneshiro, Lillian Christian, Emmaline Ho'oikaika and Charlotte May; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Committal services and burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire, No flowers.

Phyllis Dwight Bloomhall Lindsay
February 15, 2003
Phyllis Dwight Bloomhall Lindsay, 102, a retired St. Andrew's Priory, Honolulu Business College and McKinley High School teacher, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Mellette, S.D. She is survived by her sister-in-law Juanita Riggin and niece Marcia Nickols. Services held.

Matsuo Maeda
Sept. 28, 2004
Matsuo Maeda, 84, of Lihue, a retired state inspector, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Hatsuyo I.; sons Wallace and Larry; daughter Doris; sisters Florence K. Honda, Tamae Higashi, Matsuyo Seki, Myra Koide and Edith Abe; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stella Leialoha Makekau
Sept. 25, 2004
Stella Leialoha Makekau, 68, of Texas, formerly of Honolulu, a city bus driver, died in Texas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Alan Paul, Harvey and Henry; daughters Blossom Williams and Stella Makekau; brother Daniel Naeole Jr.; sisters Lorita Kahakuila and Sarah Kawai; companion Fred Rodrigues; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes on Molokai at a later date. Casual attire.

Francis Kazuto Matsumoto
Sept. 28, 2004
Francis Kazuto Matsumoto, 76, of Honolulu, a retired major for the Honolulu Police Department, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Camilla C. Matsumoto, Sylvia R. Griswold and Wendy S. Chun; sister Thelma T. Yasaka; and six grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Committal services and inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Additional services at Koloa Union Church in Kauai at a later date. Casual attire.

Mary Yoshiko Matsuura
Sept. 19, 2004
Mary Yoshiko Matsuura, 80, of Kihei, Maui, a library clerk, died in Wailuku. She was born in California. She is survived by son Robert, daughter JoAnn Mizukuka and foster sister Michi Ishii. Private services.

Sueko Onaga
Aug. 24, 2004
Sueko Onaga, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Medical Center linen attendant, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Matsuichi and sisters Yukie Sakamoto and Alice Kozai. Private services.

Mary Ritter Thompson
Sept. 28, 2004
Mary Ritter Thompson, 70, of Maili Cove, Hawaii, died in Maili. She was born in Kansas City, Mo. She is survived by husband Donald, brother William Ritter and sisters Carol Ritter-Gakhal and Rose Howell. Services: 11:30 a.m. today at St. Rita's Catholic Church, Nanakuli. Casual attire.

Esteban Unpingco Torres
Sept. 25, 2004
Esteban Unpingco Torres, 83, of Pearl City, a retired U.S. Navy lieutenant who served in World War II, director of administration for the government of Guam, and past Guam Club of Hawaii president, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Inarajan, Guam. He is survived by wife Mary E., son Steven, daughters Gloria E. Waters and Barbara M. DeMello, brothers Francisco and Daniel, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Agnes Caspino Vegas
Sept. 19, 2004
Agnes Caspino Vegas, 84, of Waianae, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by son Ronald, daughters Winona Perez and Wilma Caspino, brother Francis Kaauamo, 34 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church, Waianae. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

John Villaro Sr.
Sept. 26, 2004
John Villaro Sr., 79, of Waipahu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 99 electrician, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Conchita "Connie"; sons Benjamin Sr. and John Jr.; daughters Dolly Hutchins, Monalisa Cabiles and Margie "Fudge" Villaro; sister Henrietta Treu; 21 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Ah Kung Young Jr.
Sept. 27, 2004
Ah Kung Young Jr., 71, of Mililani, a sheetmetal worker for a neon sign company, died at home. He was born in Kaalaea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Corrinne; daughters Janice Sumrow and Lynne Buhl; brothers Samuel, Clarence, Dixon, Robert and Scott; sisters Lina Sato, Angie Nakamoto, Mary Hillerman and Margaret Nicol; and four grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.




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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