Obituaries

Thursday, April 4, 1996



Lyle T. Baker of Mililani, a reservation agent, died March 30 in Mililani. Baker, 53, was born in Hawaii. He is survived by mother Rose Skelton; brothers Dick Garcia and Bennett Hamauku; and sisters Leah Hamauku-Baker and Faith Bonser. Service: 4:30 p.m. April 6 at Queen's Beach by the snack bar. Casual attire.

Russel A. Bickler of Volcano, Hawaii, a park ranger for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, will be remembered in services April 5. Bickler, 47, died March 29 in a four-vehicle accident. Born in New York, he is survived by father George; mother Dorothy; brother Craig; and sister Sharon Abraham. Memorial service: 10 a.m. April 5 at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Visitor's Center. Casual attire.

Darlene L. Billedo of Wahiawa died April 1 at home. Billedo, 26, was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Shylynn K. and LaShey K. Billedo, and Tatiana K. Pestana; son Kalanianaole K. Pestana-Billedo; fiance Dino C.K. Pestana; mother Ellen L. Gilman-Billedo-Hinch; and sister Estrelita L. Service: 9 a.m. April 10 at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Martin Bungula of Kailua, a retired Safeway meat cutter, died March 13 in Castle Hospital. Bungula, 58, was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by son David; daughter Cheryl; brothers Olejandro and Albert; sisters Nora Cabatu, Conchita Cadiz and Maxima Isreal; and three grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. April 8 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waipahu. Private scattering of ashes.

Terence J. Casey of Anahola, Kauai, an Aloha Airlines dispatcher, died March 27 in Wilcox Hospital. Casey, 55, was born in Anderson, Ind. He is survived by mother Mary K.; sister Kathleen Kersey; and brothers Tom and Michael. Service: 10 a.m. April 6 at Hanalei Bay Park. Casual attire.

George Y. "Sharky" Chinen of Honolulu, a retired Tripler Hospital ground maintenance supervisor, died March 19 in Straub Hospital. Chinen, 67, was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Arata and Wilfred H.; and sisters Sachiko Ishihara, Toshiko Lee and Hisako Hokama. Service: 6 p.m. April 8 at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.

Herbert T.L. Ching of Kaneohe, a Hawaiian Electric retiree, died March 29 in Queen's Hospital. Ching, 63, a former air traffic controller for the U.S. Marine Corps, was born in Kahaluu. He is survived by wife Rachel L.; son Randolph K.; daughters Rachelle L. Ching and Mrs. Edison J. Agres; brothers William, Thomas and Stanley; sisters Lena Kawelo, Beatrice Ng, Cecilia Chung and Ella Ching; and a grandchild. Services: 7:30 p.m. April 9 at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 10:15 a.m. April 10 at the mortuary, call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Murray W. Cole of Kaneohe, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, died March 22 in Castle Hospital. Cole, 74, a World War II veteran who served as a B-17 navigator, was born in Colorado. He is survived by wife Ruth G.; daughters Deanna R. Stevens, Sidnee J. Wheelright and Blenda "Vonnie" Cole; sons Stanley A., Steven L. and Richard I.; brother Brooks; and six grandchildren. Service over his ashes: 2:15 p.m. April 8 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 1:30 p.m. Inurnment: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Abel F. Ferreira of Honolulu, a Dole Cannery retiree, died March 29 in Queen's Hospital. Ferreira, 85, was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Shirley Lindo, Eileen Vierra and Patricia Paiva; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Service: noon April 8 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Teodoro M. Garma of Makaweli, Kauai, a retired Gay & Robinson Sugar Co. irrigator, died April 3 in Kauai Veterans Hospital. Garma, 85, was born in Laoag, the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Marciana Nishida and Tuti Kanahele; sons Teodolo, Frank, Ariston and Larry; brother Sotero; and five grandchildren. Service: 9:30 a.m. April 6 at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Cemetery in Hanapepe, Kauai. Casual attire.

Edna M.H.P. Goo of Honolulu, office manager for C.Q. Pang & Co., died April 1 in Honolulu. Goo, 68, was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gilbert Y.K.; parents C.Q. and Nora C. Pang; brothers Robert and Dr. Richard Pang; sisters Mildred Chang, Bernice Tom and Julia Louis; and four grandchildren. Memorial service: 11 a.m. April 9 at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Margaret V. Haley of Honolulu died April 2 in Queen's Hospital. Haley, 84, was born in Colorado. She is survived by daughter Joyce E. Clarke; sons James A. and John R.; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Catherine G. "Rena" Harrington of Honolulu died March 28 in St. Francis Hospital. Harrington, 72, was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Fred D.; sons Fred D. Jr. and Robert; daughters Sharon Castro, Charlotte Lono, Catherine Salvador and Donna Tapara; brothers Edward, Raymond, Albert and Leonard Gomes; and sisters Hazel Moniz, Edna Cordeiro and Betty Mae Trent. Services: 7 p.m. April 8 at Our Lady of the Mount Church, call after 6 p.m.; and 9:30 a.m. April 9 at the church, call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Rose K. Kiaha of Waianae died April 3 at home. Kiaha, 73, was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Hansen "Sonny," Manny, Wendall and Dane K.; daughter Nadine M. Gomes; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. April 8 at Borthwick Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 11 a.m. April 9 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waianae Ward, call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Thelma S. Kodani of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired waitress for the Hotel Honokaa Club, died March 30 in Hilo Hospital. Kodani, 89, was born in Kapulena, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Marian Rapozo, Bebe Ponce, Marge Tanimoto and June Konno; brother Mamoru Kotsubo; sisters Sakae Kai, Ruby Hayashi, Sue Matsuura and Michiko Shimotsu; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. April 12 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Yayoe K. Kurashige of Honolulu, a childcare provider, died March 31 in Honolulu. Kurashige, 62, was born on Maui. She is survived by son Kirk; brothers Satoshi and Akira; and sister Pat Morishima. Private services.

Amy V.S. Leong, who died March 31 in Queen's Hospital, was from Kailua. Incorrect information was provided by the mortuary.

Coral J. Little of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, died March 30 in Las Vegas. Little, 74, was born in Berkley, Calif. She is survived by husband Dr. Kenneth E.; son Robert W. Meek; daughters Sarah J. Nelson and Sandra M. Myers; sister Vivian Crowe; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services to be on the mainland.

Pearl K.N.P. Loo of Kaneohe, who died March 30 at home, will be remembered in Taoist services 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 5 at Borthwick Mortuary. Procession leaves at 12:30 p.m. for Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations may be made to St. Francis Hospice. Incorrect information was published April 3.

Dr. Alvin V. Majoska of Hono lulu, retired City and County of Honolulu medical examiner, died April 2 at home. Majoska, 80, was born in Newark, N.J. He is survived by wife Jean; daughter Penny Walker; and hanai son Dirk von Guenthner. No services.

Finau V. Malafu of Kihei, Maui, died March 30 in Maui Memorial Hospital. Malafu, 79, was born in Niuafoou, Tonga. She is survived by sons Siale Saili, and the Rev. David and Tevita K. Malafu; daughters Fisiipeau Hingano, Liliolosa Fifita, Mele P. Sepuloni, Akesa M. Masi, Talite K. Finau and Elisapesi L. Malafu; brothers Sione Kaho and Sione Kolivai Saili; sisters Amelia A. Saili and Uasilaa Mausia; 124 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held later.

Emily C. Mendonca of Eleele, Kauai, died April 1 in Wilcox Hospital. Mendonca, 79, born in Eleele, Kauai, is survived by son Nelson; daughters Loretta Merrill and Helen Dickens; brother William Carveiro; sisters Helen Carter and Eleanor Blauser; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 5 p.m. April 8 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 4 p.m. Burial: Koloa Catholic Church cemetery. No flowers.

Natsuko Ohara of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died March 26 in St. Francis Hospice. Ohara, 77, was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Masao; daughters Jayne M. Klunder and Trudy F. Okada; brothers Takeshi, Masao, Yoshinobu, Toshimichi and Kazuharu Yamato; sisters Shizue Hamamoto, Shinayo Goto and Fumiko Fukuda; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Roy H. Paaluhi of Pahala, Hawaii, died April 1 in Kau Hospital. Paaluhi, 47, was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by mother Louisa; brothers James, Harold and George Paaluhi, Earl Kealaiki, and Robert Kaaua; and sister Grace Requelman. Service: 1 p.m. April 5 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Naalehu Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Maurice V. Richardson of Lahaina, an American Airlines pilot, died March 27 in Straub Hospital. Richardson, 73, was born in Alameda, Calif. He is survived by wife Jeanne B.; and sons Gary R., Randall and Douglas. Memorial service: 9 a.m. April 6 at Westside on the Rock in Lahaina. Ashes to be scattered later.

Evan T. Sakakida of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House accounts payable manager, died March 29 at home. Sakakida, 82, was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Teruko; son David T.; daughter Evelyn T. Rawski; sister Florence H. Ume moto; and two grandchildren. Memorial service: 10 a.m. April 6 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masayuki Sodetani of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaiian Life Co. data processing vice president, died March 31 in Kaiser Hospital. Sodetani, 76, was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Misao; daughters Patricia Y. Togashi and Cynthia C. Iwai; sisters Fumie Honda, Hideko Fushikoshi, Chiyako Komoda and Sayoko Takashima; and three grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. April 5 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ayako Suyama of Honolulu died March 24 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Suyama, 92, was born in Yamaguchi, Japan. She is survived by daughter Sue S. Furukawa; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Hideo "Blackie" Takano of Waipahu, an Oahu Sugar Co. retiree, died April 2 in the Aloha Health Care Center. Takano, 79, a World War II veteran, was born in Waipahu. He is survived by brother Toshiyuki. Service: 7 p.m. April 6 at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary. Inurnment to be held later. Casual attire. No flowers.

Elizabeth C. Tom of Kahului died April 1 in Maui Memorial Hospital. Tom, 79, was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Lillian Chun, Shirley Miyasaki and Goldie Tom; brothers Henry, Kenneth and Ronald Chang; sons Mainard, the Rev. Vernon and Robert; daughters Sandra Hartz, Dr. Betty Lou T. Kalinowski and Mary T. Marsh; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. April 6 at the First Assembly of God Church in Kahului. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: church cemetery in Kuau, Maui. Aloha attire.

Annie I. Ueoka of Connecticut, formerly of Lahaina, died March 25 at home. Ueoka, 67, as born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Glenn and Wayne Morishige; mother Florence Hasegawa; brother Robert Matsushita; sister Pat Masumoto; and two grandchildren. Memorial service: 3 p.m. April 13 at Lahaina United Methodist Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Afatia P. Umu of Honolulu died March 19 in Honolulu. Umu, 60, was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Siutulia; son Afatia Afatia; daughters Elisapeta Manu, Asenati Vaega, Maria Leatigaga, Liai Letioa and Lisa T. Umu; seven sisters; four brothers; and 10 grandchildren. Wake: 6 p.m. April 5 at Moanalua Congregational Christian Church, 602 Turner Ave. Call after 5:30 p.m. Service: 9:30 a.m. April 6 at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

Clarence K.L. "Sonny" Wong, also known as Wongie, of Honolulu died March 31 in St. Francis Hospital. Wong, 67, was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Phyllis R.L. "Lei"; daughters Sharleen Ramones and Evelyn Nascimento; brothers Arthur and Calvin "Yaya"; sister Betty Brabenec; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Service: 1:30 p.m. April 6 at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after noon. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Fumiko Yamase of Waimea, Kauai, a retired H.S. Kawakami Store clerk, died April 2 in Kauai Veterans Hospital. Yamase, 86, was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by son David M.; daughters Sue Okunami, Ellen Yamane and Louise Nagata; brother Kinichi Shimada; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Service: 4:30 p.m. April 5 at Waimea United Church of Christ. Casual attire. No flowers.

James K.Y. Yuen of Honolulu, a retired federal chemist, died March 15 in Honolulu. Yuen, 84, was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sisters Tung Kwai Wong, Nellie K.M. Akana, Muriel K.Y. Chung and Kam Tan Yuen; and brothers Jack Tim and Melvin. Private services.

Margaret C. Yutaka of Kaneohe died March 31 in Castle Hospital. Yutaka, 71, was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Mamoru; sons Paul Yoshikawa, Douglas Freitas and Michael Yutaka; daughters Diana Taylor, Jeanette Kauluwehi, Sharon Lennon, Laurie Wilson and Stephanie Harris; brother John Freitas; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Service: 11:30 a.m. April 8 at St. George Catholic Church in Waimanalo. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.




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