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Obituaries
Thursday, November 18, 2004


Pablo Agam Bayya
Oct. 21, 2004
Pablo Agam Bayya, 85, of Aiea died in Seattle. He was born in Rancho, Santa, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Benita B.; son Antonio; daughters Caridad Bulseco, Benita G. Villaruz and Lucilla Garcia; brother Victor; sister Fermina Aquino; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Additional information for an obituary printed yesterday.

Sylvie Renee Courbe Berzins
Nov. 14, 2004
Sylvie Renee Courbe Berzins, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired executive in the travel industry, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Spa, Belgium. She is survived by husband John and brother Sylvian Herion. Private services. Donations suggested to World Wildlife Fund or the Hawaiian Humane Society.

Alexander Charles Casella
Nov. 9, 2004
Alexander Charles "Mr. C." Casella, 64, of Aiea, a retired ironworker and former Aiea Lions Club president, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He also was a charter member and trustee of the Pearl City Elks No. 2669. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Joy, son Alex, brother Daniel, sister Margaret Jeffers and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

Roy Wah Mung Dang
Nov. 5, 2004
Roy Wah Mung Dang, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific Division, employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Jennie, daughter Karen and brother Dr. Paul W.S. Private services.

Allen Karr Debnam
Nov. 13, 2004
Allen Karr Debnam, 84, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in North Carolina. He is survived by sons Jeffrey and Walter, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

Alice Kilo DeMello
Nov. 7, 2004
Alice Kilo DeMello, 80, of Hoolehua, Molokai, died in Kaunakakai. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jesse and James Acasio and Wilfred DeMello Jr.; daughters Arlyne Heinig, Geri Daniels, Nora Mollena, Rita Yonamine, Momi Acasio, Carrie-Marie Poaha, Joy DeMello and Marylil Tabangcura; brother Mitchell Lani; sister Mary Rawlins; 44 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at DeMello residence, Lot No. 135 Keonelele St., Hoolehua. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. at Moomomi Beach.

Tiburcio Dela Pena Dupio
Nov. 12, 2004
Tiburcio Dela Pena "Jack" Dupio, 79, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Electric Co. lineman, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Lawrence, Sergio, Daniel and Michael; daughters Consuelo "Connie" Tanaka and Yolanda and Vida Dupio; brothers Pablo "Paul" and Genario Dupio; sisters Rose Campos and Margaret and Marselena Dupio; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Mary Theresa Embernate
Nov. 15, 2004
Mary Theresa "Molly" Embernate, 60, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Honokaa Elementary School teacher and Wal-Mart employee in Hilo, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in LeMars, Iowa. She is survived by husband Benjamin "Ben"; daughters Malia and Mele; stepdaughters Bennylyn Embernate-Dias and Tanya Chong; mother Mary F. Gunther; brothers Claire, John, Philip, James, Mark and Douglas Gunther; and five grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire.

Lucile Frances Ferguson
Nov. 14, 2004
Lucile Frances Ferguson, 96, of Makawao, Maui, a former teacher, died in Hale Makua. He was born in Yreka, Calif. He is survived by son Jeffrey M., sister Velma Millard and three grandchildren. Services to be held in Yreka.

Yutaka Fukuoka
Nov. 4, 2004
Yutaka Fukuoka, 80, of Aiea, a retired Verizon phone repairman and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Company B, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Harriet Y., son Lloyd, brothers Andrew and Raymond, sister Margaret Ishii and two grandchildren. Private services.

Robert Gordon Gillis
Nov. 10, 2004
Robert Gordon "Rob" Gillis, 55, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Patrick, daughter Laura, brothers Gene and Peter, and sisters Jo Starr, Lola Wright and Elizabeth G. Sutter. Private services. Donations suggested to the Nature Conservancy.

Maxine Helen Halstead
Nov. 13, 2004
Maxine Helen Halstead, 84, of Lincoln, Neb., a homemaker, died in Lincoln. She was born in Lincoln. She is survived by stepsons Richard and Charles, daughter Betty Ladwig, stepdaughter Muriel Parker, five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m.

Harue Yotsuda Ishii
Nov. 1, 2004
Harue Yotsuda Ishii, 86, of Lihue, a state clerk, died at home. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by daughters Laura Ishii and Carol Matsumura; brothers Masao, Henry, Robert and Daniel Yotsuda; sisters Kimiko Okano, Violet Van Epps, Nancy Soares and Flora Shota; and a grandchild. Private services.

Glen Hisami Kajiwara
Nov. 12, 2004
Glen Hisami "Kaj" Kajiwara, 56, of Hilo, formerly of Naalehu, Hawaii, a U.S. Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Kurt, brothers Kenneth and Lance, and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alan Kanemitsu
Nov. 15, 2004
Alan Kanemitsu, 64, of Lahaina, a firefighter, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Sachiko, daughter Kathy Bettencourt, brothers Howard and Steven, sister Harue and three grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Lahaina Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Call after 5 p.m.

Hatsue Kodani
Oct. 30, 2004
Hatsue Kodani, 91, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died in Honolulu. She was born in North Kohala, Hawi, Hawaii. She is survived by sons George T. and Powell T.; daughters Pearl Kodani, Dorothea Aoyama and Catherine Yasukochi; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Manuel Abellera Lino
Nov. 12, 2004
Manuel Abellera Lino, 78, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Virginia; sons Marcelo and Maximo; daughters Aurora, Juleta and Pilar Lino, Anita Costales and Agnes Perry; sisters Merced and Tita; and 15 grandchildren. Services to be held in the Philippines.

Olivia Luiz
Nov. 16, 2004
Olivia Luiz, 75, of Papaikou, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons George Jr., Michael and David; daughter Paulette; brother Joseph Arruda; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

Edwin Matsumura
Nov. 10, 2004
Edwin "Taka" Matsumura, 64, of San Jose, Calif., died. He was born in Kipu, Kauai. He is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren. Services pending.

Harold Hiroshi Matsumura
Oct. 29, 2004
Harold Hiroshi Matsumura, 81, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace, sons Alan and Kent, daughter Gwen Murashige and three grandchildren. Private services.

Robert Carter Moore
Nov. 15, 2004
Robert Carter Moore, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Lewers and Cooke vice president, died in Arcadia. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Edward Moore and Kenneth Benoit; daughters Denise Moore-McIntosh, Lana K. Moore and Miki Hardisty; companion Brenda; and eight grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

Margaret Florence Mullen
Nov. 15, 2004
Margaret Florence "Maggie" Mullen, 80, of Honolulu, a John Mullen & Co. co-founder, died at home. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by son Terry, daughter Janet Dwyer, brother Warren Sekins, sister Kevy Kipp and three grandchildren. Mass: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu 96817; or Holy Trinity Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu 96821.

Midori Muramoto
Nov. 6, 2004
Midori Muramoto, 95, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Robert and James; daughters Millie Dillard, Jane Takamura, Helen McKay and Gladys Rapanot; sister Nancy Fujinaka; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Evelyn Fujinaka Nagata
Nov. 3, 2004
Evelyn Fujinaka Nagata, 97, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Allen J. Jr., caregiver La Donna and three grandchildren. Private services.

Donald Mitsuharu Namae
Nov. 9, 2004
Donald Mitsuharu Namae, 85, of Wahiawa died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Ethel Y. and sisters Yuriko Nakamura and Kimie Wright. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Enrique Rodriguez
Nov. 16, 2004
Enrique "Rico" Rodriguez, 58, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a Salvation Army maintenance man, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Puerto Rico. He is survived by wife Estella "Bay"; son Eric; daughters Annissia Rubenstien, La'e Mac Ferren, Pualani Chapman, Kauai Bock and Leilani Lucas; brother Rafeen; sister Anna Rivera; and 14 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.

Kobe Shoji
Nov. 13, 2004
Kobe Shoji, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Alexander & Baldwin agriculturalist, died. He was born in San Bernardino Upland, Calif. He is survived by wife Chizuko; sons Dave, Tom and Kelvin; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30-6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to University of Hawaii Foundation Kobe and Chizuko Shoji women's volleyball scholarship fund. Aloha attire.

Betty Agnes Tarumoto
Nov. 1, 2004
Betty Agnes Tarumoto, 76, of Honolulu died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wade, daughters Elsie Tarumoto-Kurashima and Dora Tarumoto, half sister Marlene "Sandy" Ecklyn and three grandchildren. Private services to be held at a later date.

Lillian Chiyono Tengan
Nov. 13, 2004
Lillian Chiyono Tengan, 77, of Waipahu, a retired key-punch supervisor, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Shoko; daughter Tammy; brothers Tsunetoshi, Richard and Jiyoei Kaneshiro; and sisters Kimiko Arakaki, Nancy Iseri and Sally Fitzgerald. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jeremy K. Teramoto
Nov. 4, 2004
Jeremy K. Teramoto, 20, of Beaver Falls, Pa., died in Pittsburgh. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Robin T. and David Ursida; sister Malia Ursida; grandparents Frank and Marie Ursida and Gail Teramoto; and a great-grandparent Lena Julian. Services held.

Alan Gah Sing Tom
Nov. 12, 2004
Alan Gah Sing Tom, 48, of Honolulu, a Kaimuki and McCully Auto Parts president and chief executive officer, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lori, daughters Rachel and Ashley, mother Grace, brothers Kenneth and Dennis, and sister Donna Yano. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert Michael Wolff
Nov. 15, 2004
Robert Michael Wolff, 73, of Walnut Creek, Calif., a Casualty Insurance teacher, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hamburg, Germany. He is survived by wife Lynn, sons Mark and Haggai, daughters Judy Wolff-Bolton and Barbara Engler, mother Marianne and nine grandchildren. Services to be held in Lafayette, Calif. Donations suggested to Jewish Congregation of Maui, 634 Alulike St., Kihei, HI 96753.

Winfield A.C. Wong
Oct. 26, 2004
Winfield A.C. "Wongie" Wong, 78, of Honolulu, a retired stevedore, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Philip Chang and sister Emmaline Akiona. 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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