Sinfronio Barut Acorda
Oct. 3, 2007
Sinfronio Barut "Dolfo" Acorda, 66, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Land and Natural Resources, division of State Parks, maintenance worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Cecilia, daughter Cheryl Ann Acorda-Magaoay, father Faustino, brother Victorino, sister Inocencia Gervacio and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.
Fausto Morales Agcaoili
Sept. 18, 2007
Fausto Morales Agcaoili, 97, of Aiea, a retired FMA Masonry proprietor, died in Aiea. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Herminihilda; children Josephine Lemasa, Patti Vierra, Carmen Gomes, Loretta "Lori" Garcia and Rudy, Edward and Derek Agcaoili; 26 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery.
Cory Kimo Aiwohi Jr.
Oct. 14, 2007
Cory Kimo Aiwohi Jr., 16, of Kailua died in Kaaawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Cory Sr.; mother Rosalie Fergerstrom; stepmother Jennifer Keomaka; sisters Liane, Liona, Kauikeolani, Rosemarie, Kera, Kaylee-Ann and Jasmine; brother Troy; and grandparents Moana and Arthur Aiwohi III, and Delores Biroan and Richard Lee. Services: 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Nov. 2 at the cemetery. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Friends of Cory Kimo Aiwohi, P.O. Box 2627, Honolulu, HI 96803.
Rafael Ramos Daoang
Oct. 3, 2007
Rafael Ramos Daoang, 94, of Honolulu, a retired construction laborer, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Bernardo, Justo and Michael; daughters Petrona, Rosita, Erlinda and Anna Dumlao; brother Ruperto; sisters Maria, Pilar, Claudia, Teria and Conding; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Albert B. Fernandez Sr.
July 31, 2007
Albert B. "Alfie" Fernandez Sr., 58, of Las Vegas, formerly of Maui, a Mirage Hotel casino porter, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Virginia G.; son Albert B. II; stepfather Danny Sebresos; brothers Anthony "Tony," Albert "Apey," Louie, Charles and Boniface; sisters Bernadette Fishman, Mary Estrella, Alice Prito, Martha Santos and Theresa Cain; and four grandchildren. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church.
Jean Matsuo Frissell
Sept. 21, 2007
Jean Matsuo Frissell of Kailua, a retired real estate broker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Duncan and Langley, daughters Antonette Sopocko and Victoria McLaughlin and four grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji, 1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu 96813. No flowers.
Geraldine Lehua Hookano
Oct. 9, 2007
Geraldine Lehua Hookano, 59, of Waianae died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Reginald K. Kauwalu; son Daylen "Kalani" Marino II; daughters Kristl H. Kansana and Esther M. Palama; brothers Harold, Harrington, Hilton, Hamilton and Harrison Chai; sisters Gwen Sandon, Genevieve Nixon, Germaine Siafuafu and Glenda Kamakana; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow.
Jerri Sui-Hua Hsu
Oct. 7, 2007
Jerri Sui-Hua Hsu, 88, of Wailuku, a retired Air Asia secretary, died at home. She was born in Hong-Chow, China. She is survived by sons Joseph Yuan-Kang, Martin Yuan-Kai, John Yuan-Chang and Willy Yuan-Hsi; daughter Mona Yuan-Chun P. Kailiponi; 11 grandchildren; and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
Florence Kini Huihui
Oct. 13, 2007
Florence Kini Huihui, 63, of Wailuku, a former school bus driver, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Raymond Wong; son Robert Jr.; daughters Naydeen and Ella; brothers William and Lawrence Kaaumoana, and Joseph Kerr; sisters Maggie Vincent and Mabel Failing; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Friday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.
Gladys Tsutae Ishii
Oct. 1, 2007
Gladys Tsutae Ishii, 82, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a retired Yoshiura Store sales clerk, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Anahola, Kauai. She is survived by brother Harold Y. Kakimoto and sister Florence Mukai. Private services.
Yong Cha Kim
Oct. 17, 2007
Yong Cha Kim, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Kwang-Ju, South Korea. She is survived by sons Chong and Won Son Kim, and Jong Hub Kim; and daughters Pok Ye Hockenberry and Pok Duk Kim. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Sacred Heart Church, 1701 Wilder Ave., Honolulu. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual and aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Sun Pun Ko
Oct. 12, 2007
Sun Pun Ko, 79, of Nanakuli died at home. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by sons Dong Joo, Dong Su and Kurt; daughters Man Sun Kelii, and Yu Sun and Rila Kim; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park.
Oct. 17, 2007
Alvin Logan, 58, of Hilo, a retired U.S. Army welder, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in St. Louis. He is survived by hanai son Lenford Jardine Jr.; hanai daughter Lashae Jardine; mother Madie; brother Donald; sister Iola Eden; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
Wesley Akira Miyashiro
Sept. 28, 2007
Wesley Akira Miyashiro, 52, of Fort Monava, Ariz., an optician, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Pat; son Lyle; daughters Maxine and Sara; brothers Warren and Wayne; and two grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after noon. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at the cemetery.
Chase Evers Ikaika Hong-Yen Morrill
Sept. 30, 2007
Chase Evers Ikaika Hong-Yen Morrill, 19, of Kaneohe died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Lanky and Tania; brother Chance; sister Jazmin Hong; and grandparents Jeanne Morrill and Raymond and Primrose Bow. Celebration of life: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Makapuu Beach. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Beach attire.
Pastora Acebo Pascua
Oct. 14, 2007
Pastora Acebo Pascua, 85, of Wailuku, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Isabela, the Philippines. She is survived by son Ernest; daughters Veronica P. Tangonan and Estrella Cho; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass: 6 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Call after 9 a.m. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
Albert Patrick Puana
Oct. 9, 2007
Albert Patrick Puana, 81, of Lahaina, a retired Silversword Golf Course landscaper, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born on Maui. He is survived by children; sisters Rose Lindsey, Aciles Peters, Lolita Patrum, Violet Sato and Yvonne Lareau, Peggy Highsmith and Mary Anne Feteira; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery.
Richard Warren Sawyer Sr.
Oct. 16, 2007
Richard Warren Sawyer Sr., 85, of Honolulu, a retired assistant fire chief, died at home. He was born in Denver. He is survived by sons Richard W. Jr. and Thomas; daughters Katherine Hendricks and Barbara Sawyer; half-brother Mark; sister Virginia; half-sister Leslie Swezey; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.
Andrew H. Stark
Oct. 7, 2007
Andrew H. "Doc Andy" Stark, 59, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a clinical psychologist, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by mother Leigh Gourdin; brothers Grady, David and Michael; stepbrothers Kent and Bill Gourdin, and Jimmy Dudley; and stepsisters Katherine Christian and Anne Crowe. Private services pending.
Henry Uichi Tamura
Sept. 30, 2007
Henry Uichi Tamura, 75, of Kapaa, Kauai, proprietor of Tamura Floor Sanding & Finishing, died. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Shirley; son Amos; daughters Julie Groves, and Kathy and Denise Tamura; brothers Misao, Alan, Toshisada and Richard; and six grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Call after 2 p.m.
Mildred Fujie Tsutsumi
Oct. 8, 2007
Mildred Fujie Tsutsumi, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Pineapple Cannery trimmer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Leroy and Steven, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Robert Isao Umemoto
Sept. 28, 2007
Robert Isao Umemoto, 73, of Mililani, a retired U.S. Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor Naval Base employee, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris K., daughters Kristine Chung and Pamela Umemoto, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Florence Kon You Wong
Oct. 6, 2007
Florence Kon You Wong, 102, of Honolulu died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stanley and Donald, daughter Kay Kimm, brother Ed "Singi" Ching, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
, a talent agent whose clients ranged from Bette Davis to Leonard Bernstein to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, died Thursday in Manhattan, where he had lived and worked since 1948. He was 93.
The cause was heart failure, said his wife of 57 years, Sherlee, who survives him, along with his son, Anthony.
An independent operator in an era of conglomerates, Lantz worked from a small office overlooking Central Park, filled with his books, photographs by Richard Avedon, who was a client, and caricatures by Al Hirschfeld, an old friend.
His constellation included writers James Baldwin, Lillian Hellman and Carson McCullers; actors Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Yul Brynner, Montgomery Clift, Myrna Loy and Liv Ullmann; photographer Arnold Newman, film director Milos Forman, playwright Peter Shaffer and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner.
"I have been very lucky not to represent anyone crazy," he told an interviewer for a Czech weekly newsmagazine in 2003. "Crazy artists are very difficult. My feeling is that one of the biggest problems of our time is that there are so many celebrities being made, but there are very few real stars, people who are truly extraordinarily talented. A celebrity is often not a true star."
Born in Berlin on July 20, 1914, Lantz dreamed of being an author like his father, a screenwriter in the silent-movie era. He moved to London in 1935, after Hitler came to power, and worked as a story editor for American film companies. After World War II he went to New York and began a new life representing creative artists: stars of the stage and screen, literary lions and, occasionally, public figures who thought they had a book in them.
Lantz was one of the last members of an old school: He did not use e-mail or computers. He took 10 percent of his authors' earnings, not 15 percent, hewing to a tradition widely abandoned in the late 20th century. He made his deals with handshakes.
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.