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Obituaries

Friday, July 22, 2005




Irene Bisquera Beleno
July 10, 2005
Irene Bisquera "Ining" Beleno, 80, of Waipahu, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Juan; son Marcelino; daughters Zenaida Vallesteros and Angelita Castillo; brothers Hipolito, Angel, Isidro B. and Severo B. Bisquera; sister Arsenia Batalon; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Felix Molina Billena
July 12, 2005
Felix Molina Billena, also known as "Appang" and "Gaspar," 96, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Co. truck driver, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Santa, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Emerita P. "Itang"; sons Willy, Wilson and Bobby; daughter Shirley Domingo; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Mount Church, 1614 Monte St. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Thomas PuLeong Chee
July 18, 2005
Thomas PuLeong Chee, 84, of Manoa, a Castle & Cooke employee benefits representative, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betty; sons Clifton and Kenneth; daughters Gloria Chee, Laura Pennington and Debbie Engle; brothers Philip, Herbert and Donald; sisters Daisy Ho, Flora Min and Hannah Reep; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Judith Ann Curtis
July 19, 2005
Judith Ann Curtis, 62, of Honolulu, a teacher, author, preschool director and assistant director, died in Honolulu. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Robert E., son Michael R. and brother John Thomas. Services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Iacocca Foundation, Join Lee Now, 17 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02116.

Fuluula Tauati Fui
July 13, 2005
Fuluula Tauati "Ula" Fui, 82, of Aiea, a retired nurse for LBJT Medical Center in American Samoa, died in Aiea. She was born in Poloa, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Ale and Joseph Taiese and Junior Tuafal; daughter Florryn Tuimaseve; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Ella Kanoa Fujimoto
June 20, 2005
Ella Kanoa "Mamo" Fujimoto, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Andrade's Clothing Store clerk and cashier, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Maxine Nuuhiwa; sisters Frances Crowell, Helene Kahalepono and Lariette Kanoa; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Betsy Misayo Furuta
July 17, 2005
Betsy Misayo Furuta, 74, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Taxation personnel technician, died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Roger K. and Randy K.; daughters Raynette R. Longo and Kay K. Furuta; brothers Daniel K., Thomas S. and Walter Y. Harimoto; sisters Esther Y. Ishikawa and June J. Takasaki; and seven grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary Elizabeth Godfrey
July 18, 2005
Mary Elizabeth Godfrey, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired practical nurse, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Darien, N.Y. She is survived by son Martin, daughter Lynn Tilton and a grandchild. Private services pending.

Satoko Jolley
July 16, 2005
Satoko Jolley, 40, of Honolulu, a hula dancer, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Nagoya, Japan. She is survived by husband Dean W., son Sean, mother Asako Osaki and brother Yoshimasa Osaki. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Rachel Ah Oi Kennedy
July 18, 2005
Rachel Ah Oi Kennedy, 75, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wade; daughters Leona Ng, Bridget Cottrell and Betsy Acevedo; hanai daughter Anna Cottrell; brothers Alfred, Edwin and Harry Lew; sister Agnes Kuboi; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

William Kahui Kiesel
July 15, 2005
William Kahui Kiesel, 77, of Wahiawa, a retired telephone switchboard installer, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol "Tita," daughter Wilmette "Lani," brother George Jr., sisters Josephine "Josie" Lee and Mary Farm, and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Katsumi Komatsu
July 8, 2005
Katsumi Komatsu, 103, of Pearl City died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Japan. She is survived by son Masami, daughters Chisato Onouye and Janet Kato, sisters Tsugiko Naruko and Hisako Nitta, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dorothy Natsui Lafon
July 4, 2005
Dorothy Natsui Lafon, 95, of Honolulu died at home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sister Haly Y. Horio. Private services.

Howard Juck On Lee
July 14, 2005
Howard Juck On Lee, 58, of Aiea died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Vivian, brother Dr. Edward and sister Gwendolyn Lee Johnson. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Edith Tomiye Muneoka
July 19, 2005
Edith Tomiye Muneoka, 79, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii at Manoa employee, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dennis Y., daughters Sheryl K. Young and Leslie K. Takasaki, brother Clifford Tsuruda, sisters Thelma Starr and Marion Ikeda, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Paula I. Kualii Spegar Papaia
July 18, 2005
Paula I. Kualii Spegar Papaia, 68, of Honolulu, an Aloha Stadium Concessionaire employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Thomas and Duane Spegar and Keone and Kapono Papaia; brother Donna Kualii; sister Elaine Kekua-Kono; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. today at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, West Chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 7 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday at Haili Congregational Church in Hilo. Call after 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers for Honolulu services. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Fausto Sepnio Raguindin
July 17, 2005
Fausto Sepnio Raguindin, 70, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Apostolina; sons Salvador, Armando, Mario, Felipe, Lito, Jesus and Ely; daughters Lina Tatad, Mely Abuda, Aurelia Flores and Alice Vangilder; sister Bonifacia Sibayan; 40 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403-A California Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines at a later date.

Pantaleon L. San Miguel
July 12, 2005
Pantaleon L. San Miguel, 76, of Honolulu, a retired gas utilities operator, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Rosalinda; son Larry I. Alota; daughters Virg Park, Maria Elena San Miguel-Jencks and Andrea Pontillas; and five grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Monday.

Roberto Savedra Saupan Sr.
July 11, 2005
Roberto Savedra "Joe" Saupan Sr., 81, of Honolulu, a retired Castle & Cooke Terminals stevedore, died at home. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Dolores C.; sons Roberto Jr. and James; daughters Judy Saupan, Jeanne Posner and June Ebert; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

George K. Sebring
July 11, 2005
George K. Sebring, 81, of Hayfork, Calif., a U.S. Army Air Corps flight officer second lieutenant who served in World War II, died at home. He also was a hardware store and backhoe business employee. He was born in Palo Alto, Calif. He is survived by wife Diane; son Stewart; daughters Sunnie and Stacy Sebring and Sonya Sebring-Stylos; brother Harold F.; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held in Hayfork. Donations suggested to the Stormy Sebring Scholarship Fund at Shasta Community College, the Hayfork Scholarship Fund or American Cancer Society.

Virginio Tayan
July 14, 2005
Virginio "Ben" Tayan, 68, of Halaula, Hawaii, a Hapuna Prince Hotel valet and KGMB cameraman, died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Trisha and Tracy, brother Rohilio, sisters Josephine Magno and Ann Chock, and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi, Hawaii. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Luncheon to be held at Virginio's residence, 53-485 Halaula Maulili Road, Halaula, Hawaii. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Wednesday.

Wallace Takeshi Teruya
July 13, 2005
Wallace Takeshi Teruya, ("Yago: Uyehanjame"), 90, of Honolulu, a co-founder of Times Super Market and Teruya Brothers Ltd., died at home. He also was a U.S. Army veteran who served in 100th Battalion Headquarters Co. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ethel M.; sons Raymond T., Wayne T. and Dexter T.; daughter Rosemarie J. Love; brother Robert E.; sisters Doris Uyehara and Barbara Teruya; and nine grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kuakini Foundation, Hawaii United Okinawa Association or Hawaii Foodbank.

Ted Virtudes
July 19, 2005
Ted Virtudes, 91, of Mililani, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop No. 72 employee, died at home. He was born in Bohol, the Philippines. He is survived by brothers Pedro and Clement. Services: noon Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Esther Wheelehon
July 15, 2005
Esther Wheelehon, 79, of Gresham, Ore., died in Clackamas, Ore. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by children Robin and Ron Woo, Sharon Cameron and Kim Bagorio; brother and sister Eunice Kim and Sylvia Coito; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services to be held in Gresham.

Ellen Yoshiko Williams
July 9, 2005
Ellen Yoshiko Williams, 81, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Army National Guard payroll clerk, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Kahaluu. She is survived by daughters Edwina; brothers Gishi, Yoshinobu and Masao Yonamine; sister Janet Tokumoto; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Joseph J.H. Yuen
July 9, 2005
Joseph J.H. Yuen, 84, of Honolulu, a U.S. Navy civilian employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Phyllis, daughters Cora Hiranaka and Linda Yuen, sisters Rose Fong and Georgia A. Stewart, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. 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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