Monday, March 14, 2005

Luz Natividad Baniago
March 5, 2005
Luz Natividad Baniago, 78, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Ann Jackson and Lisa Franklin, brother Teodoricio Natividad, sisters Adelaida Natividad and Estelita Milan, and three grandchildren. Mass: noon Friday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Priscilla Leilani Bolongan
March 5, 2005
Priscilla Leilani Bolongan, 83, of Aiea died in Ann Pearl Nursing. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Bonifacio J.; son Bonifacio "Bo" Jr.; daughters Lorretta Pekelo, Jeanette Bornstead, Annie Halliwell, Elaine Camara, Judy Carter, Yvonne Miller and Lescia Shaver; brother Melvin Ronquillio; sisters Martha Kaai and Hilaria Ronquillio; 32 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Ralph Vernon Daniel
March 8, 2005
Ralph Vernon Daniel of Honolulu, a retired building inspector, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Kenta, Okla. He is survived by wife Ha and son Christopher. Private services.

Helen Ahukini Enos
March 10, 2005
Helen Ahukini Enos, 94, of Honolulu, a retired cook in the food and restaurant industry, died. She was born in Waikapu, Maui. She is survived by sons Sonny Adams and Wilford Enos; daughters Diana Hopkins, Daphne Hunkin, Kapiolani Kaawaloa and Blossom Ellis; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi Ward. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Melbarene Idabelle Gomes
March 9, 2005
Melbarene Idabelle Gomes, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by brothers Sherwood and Earl Rodrigues, daughter Noreen Tanner and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Church. Call after 9 a.m.

Marguerite H. Grant
March 9, 2005
Marguerite H. Grant, 88, of Honolulu, a retired accountant, died in Maunalani Nursing Home. No survivors. Services held.

Douglas Shigeyoshi Hayashida
March 9, 2005
Douglas Shigeyoshi Hayashida, 97, of Honolulu, a retired floor sander, died. He was born in Kumamoto, Japan. He is survived by sons Allen and Cullen; daughters Jane Kotani, Nell Hayashida, Ele Taira and April Hasegawa; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, west chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hargis King
Feb. 17, 2005
Hargis King, 74, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army corporal, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by sons Richard and David, daughter Bonnie Hoffman, brother George W. and five grandchildren. Military services will be held in Portland, Ore. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454; or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

Barney H.B. Lee
March 3, 2005
Barney H.B. Lee, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electrician supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Edward B., daughter Linda Lee Borengasser, brothers Albert "Blackie" and Buster, and sisters Verna Young, Sybil Rellin, Mildred Vierra, Carol Bento, Sandra Weimer and Loretta Meyers. Private services.

Edward Peter Moetului
Feb. 24, 2005
Edward Peter "Big Ed" Moetului, 37, of Honolulu, owner of Big Ed's Custom Works, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary Lii-Moetului, son Cyrus-Joe Lii-Moetului, daughters Natasha-Renee Moetului-Aguiar and Zayne Lii-Moetului, hanai daughter Jaleen Wong, brother Charles, and sisters Vaitda Sanchez and Atalina Fualaau. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Antonio Quidilla Paculor
Feb. 27, 2005
Antonio Quidilla Paculor, 63, of Waipahu died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Nagrangtayan, Cagayan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rebecca, daughters Sharon and Sunshine, mother Dolores Aquino, grandfather Eusibio Quidilla, brother Paulino and sister Clarita Bumanglag. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Melvia R.R. Silva
March 11, 2005
Melvia R.R. Silva, 74, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Randy; daughters Debra Yuh, Cindy Silva and Edee L. Silva-Trapp; sister Bernadette DePonte; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire.

Andrew M. Stanley
March 10, 2005
Andrew M. Stanley, 92, of Kaneohe, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Pacific Campaign and retired civil service employee at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base, died in the Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in New York City. He is survived by wife Margaret, son Andy, sister Theresa, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kailua. Call after noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Hideko Sunada
Feb. 28, 2005
Hideko "Lily" Sunada, 98, of Kahului, a Maui Pineapple Cannery ginaca feeder, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Eugene and Charles, daughters Lillian Tome and Perl Saito, 11 grandchildren and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Dean Akira Tamashiro
March 4, 2005
Dean Akira Tamashiro, 21, of Mililani, a Honolulu Community College student, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Cindy S., father Ricky Y., stepmother Karen K., brothers David and Joshua, and grandparents Kiyoshi and Nancy Hokama. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Irene Hamako Tsukano
March 4, 2005
Irene Hamako Tsukano, 93, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a child-care provider, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Richard and Kenneth Ebina; daughters Genevieve Kaneshiro, Geraldine Hamada and Betty Whipple; brothers Masanobu and Sakari Yagi; sister Natsuko "Ann" Kurakazu; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Baptist Church. Call after 1:30 p.m.

Joseph Raymond Vierra
Feb. 17, 2005
Joseph Raymond Vierra, 51, of Waianae, a Mountain View Dairy employee and Global Construction welder, died at home. He was born in Pahala-Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by former wife Sunday McEnroe; son Joseph; daughter Mistie Felisi; stepdaughters Summer Kaliko and Ashley Victor; hanai daughter Joanna "Hauoli" Borelli; siblings Edward, Ernest, Donna, Elizabeth "Haoli," Peter and Winona "Nona" Vierra, Shirlyn "Nina" Pontin, Geraldine "Geri" Smith, Marie Ann "Maryann" Stone, Laura "Jenny" Kikino, Madeline "Sassy" Kukahiko, and Cheryl-lynn "Japanee" Pratt; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three hanai grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Scattering of ashes: noon Saturday at Green Lantern Beach Park (Maili Park), Waianae. Casual attire.

Mitsugi Yamada
March 7, 2005
Mitsugi "Chicken" Yamada, 84, of Pearl City, a retired Sheraton Waikiki Hotel refrigeration mechanic and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, E Company, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by sons Alan H., Wayne T. and Wesley M.; daughter Faye T. Kumashiro; sister Tatsuno Fukuda; and four grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Committal services and inurnment: 10 a.m. next Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Albert Kenzo Yonaoshi
March 9, 2005
Albert Kenzo Yonaoshi, 80, of Honolulu, proprietor of Leilani Realty Co., died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Edna, son Roy, daughter Susan Quimby, sister Gladys Nagamine, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Manoa Valley Church. Call after 5:30 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

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