Obituaries
Monday, January 6, 1997

Ricardo T. Carvalho, 54, a former pipe fitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and several Navy installations on the mainland, died Dec. 28 in Washington state, where he lived. He was a native of Honolulu, 1960 Farrington High School graduate and Navy veteran. Survived by daughter Deborah Ginther; son Richard J.; mother Jennie T. Carvalho; brother Anthony; sisters Dolores Deliz and Beatrice Rodrigues; a grandchild. Services: 9:45 a.m. Mass tomorrow at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Waikane. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m., Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Christine F. Howard, of Honolulu, 70, died Dec. 29 in Straub Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by husband Bill; sons Roby, Randy and Michael; daughters Christie Haguchi and Sherrie Howard; sisters Annabeatrice Yarnell and Guesie Latherborne; 7 grandchildren. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Mary C.B. Robello, 89, of Shaw, Ore., a native of Honolulu, died Dec. 28. She was a retired Hawaii teacher. Survived by husband Louis W.; sister Alda Silva; daughters Cynthia Powell and Marylouise Knupp; son Robert L.; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Memorial services on the mainland, local services to be held later. No flowers. Donations suggested to Central Union Church in Honolulu or Evergreen Hospice Inc. in Salem, Ore.

Richard G. Silva Sr., 73, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a U.S. Army veteran and a maintenance man for Dynalectron, died Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. Survived by wife Marian; daughters Yvonne Perreira and Mary E. Clagett; sons Dickie and David; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mass: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 1:30 p.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Gerald J. “Red” Skelton, 69, of Honolulu, a retired general manager for Rego’s Purity Foods, died Dec. 23 in Honolulu. He was born in West Haven, Conn. Survived by wife Elaine; sons Gerald Jr., Robert and Patrick; daughters Carol and Sandra; brothers Charles and Ronald; 11 grandchildren. Service: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Iona D. Solomon, 62, of Honolulu and Danville, Calif., an advertising, marketing and public relations employee, died Wednesday in Queen’s Hospital. She also was vice president for the Pacific Rim for Ciro/Kenneth J. Lane. She was born in Michigan. Survived by husband Robert S.; daughters Deborah and Kimberly Jagelka; stepson Mark S.; 3 grandchildren. Burial was on the mainland. Memorial service: 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Highway.

Kazuo “Cooper” Tanaka, 86, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. warehouse superintendent, died Thursday in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Waialua. Survived by wife Haruko; sons Allen T., Dr. Raymond H. and Ronald U.; daughter Karen K.; brothers Sadami and Tokushi; sister Tokiyo Watanabe; 8 grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dorothy G. Torres, of Makaha, 71, died Dec. 29 in Kaiser Hospital. She was born on Kauai. Survived by husband Edward D.; sons Edward Jr., Tim, Gregory, Roger and Kenneth; daughters Linda Fevella, Bernadette Haggett, Teresa Hernandez and Debra Wong; brother William Galisa; sisters Linda Agbayani and Jo Ann Main; 24 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary; Mass at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Tsugio Uemura of Hilo, 59, a painter for Endo Painting, died Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Hilo. Survived by daughters Gail Uemura, Karen Feliciano and Lyann Matso; stepdaughters Cindy Arruda and Michelle Ota; mother Hatsume Uemura; brothers Muneo and Gilbert; sisters Kinuyo Knight and Yoshito Nagamine; 8 grandchildren. Memorial serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

James M. Uyeda, 65, of Pearl City, a retired Department of Accounting and General Services accountant, died Sunday in the Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Makawao, Maui. Survived by wife Norma M.; sons Dennis, Clifton, Derek, Stuart and Russell; daughter Pauline; brothers Teruaki, Arthur, Harry and Roy; sister Margaret; 3 grandchildren. Memorial service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment with military honors: 10:30 a.m. Thursday National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Saturday, January 4, 1997

Nelson M. Afoa, 61, of Salinas, Calif., a native of Hawaii, died Dec. 21 in Salinas, Calif. Afoa, a U.S. Army retiree who served during the Vietnam War, is survived by wife Ilse; son Nelson Jr.; daughter Naomi Hayes; brothers Simanu Jr., Paul, Stanley and Elliot; and sister Dixi Kalamau. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Henrietta K.F. Aki, 86, of Kirkland, Wash., formerly of Kamiloloa, Molokai, died Dec. 19 in Kirkland, Wash. Aki was the first female station manager for Hawaiian Airlines and retired owner of Aki Travel and Insurance on Molokai. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Carl L. Kaumeheiwa and William G. Aki; daughters Carmen M. McMillan and Louise “Lani” Soong; half sisters Eva Sullivan, Lily Fraga and Louella Peterson; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services over her ashes: 11 a.m. Thursday at the Protestant Church in Kalamaula, Molokai. Call after 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Private scattering of ashes.

Howard “U.H.” Alama, 50, of Aiea died Dec. 27 in Wahiawa General Hospital. born in Hawaii, he is survived by sisters Eleanor A. Villamor, and Merren and Evanette Hao; and brothers, Richard and Patrick Alama, and Edmund, Evan and Vernon Hao. Service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire.

Ruth C. Brock, 72, of Honolulu died Thursday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Wesley, Robert Jr., Russell and Rodney Tomlinson; daughters Janice Tomlinson and Pamela Bishop; brother Ralph Chun; sister Edith Dalton; and 10 grandchildren. Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Richard T. Carvalho, 54, of Hawaii, a Pearl Harbor Naval Base pipefitter, died last Saturday in Washington. Carvalho, a U.S. Navy veteran, was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Debra Ginther; son Richard J.; mother Jennie T.; brother Anthony; sisters Dolores Deliz and Beatrice Rodrigues; and a grandson. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Annie D.K. Chang, 99, of Honolulu, treasurer for Waimea Chinese Christian Church, died Monday in the Hale Nani Nursing Center. Born in Waimea, Kauai, she is survived by son Walter W.T.; daughter Mary J. Ferreira; brothers Yun Fong, En Loy and Benjamin Ching; sisters Ella C. Chung and Hazel Soong; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Service: 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ethylene C.L. Ching, 49, of Honolulu, a GTE Hawaiian Telephone employee, died Tuesday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Pahala, Hawaii, she is survived by parents Herbert See and Lydia K. Ching; brother Richard; and sister Aileen Griffith. Service: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Hatsuyo Eguchi, 91, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Kuakini Hospital. Born on the Big Island, she is survived by sons Isami and Danny C.; daughters Elaine F. Strickland and Harriet H. Ferguson; brothers Thurston J. and Hachiro Kuroyama; sisters Misao Nishijima and Tsuino Yoshiki; and eight grandchildren. Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eugenio Fontanilla, 90, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, native of the Philippines, died Dec. 13 in Molokai General Hospital. No survivors. Services held.

Kuraji Fukuda, 86, of Hilo, a retired Federal Aviation Administration plumber, died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Kau, Hawaii, he is survived by brother Toshio; and sisters Masayo Yamasawa and Kikuyo Sneden. Private services held.

Lana S.Y. Gonsalves, 52, of Lihue died Thursday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born in Hanalei, Kauai, she is survived by husband Thomas; sons Thomas Gonsalves and Silas Lindsey; daughters Trini Naea and Staci Gonsalves; sisters Polei Kahilihiwa, Henrietta Philips and Keahi Yano; stepbrother Kingston Laamea; and 10 grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kapaia, Kauai. Call after 9 a.m. Casual/aloha attire.

Frances S.B. Hancock, 82, of Honolulu, a former fashion representative for Bete Inc., died Wednesday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Dana Anderson. No services. Scattering of ashes: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 29 at the Outrigger Canoe Club, Hau Terrace. No flowers.

Eijiro Hirota, 92, a retired Honolulu Sheetmetal Workers Union sheet metal worker, died Dec. 27 in Oregon City, Ore. Born in Japan, he is survived by sons Stanley and Theodore; brother Tokutaro; sister Harue Nishimoto; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Roy A.H. Horde, 55, of Honolulu died Tuesday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Charlotte S.; sons E. Joseph H. and Kealoha M.; daughters Catherine B.H., April and Judith; brother Gilbert C. “Butch”; sisters Gloria-Jean Gomes and Mary Miguel; and two grandchildren. Memorial Mass: 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Church, 2747 Pali Highway. Casual attire. No flowers.

Marshall K. Kaniaupio, 45, of Waimanalo, a K Masonry employee, will be remembered in services tomorrow. Kaniaupio died Sunday when a large wave swept him off Bamboo Ridge. Born in Hawaii, he is survived by wife Kathleen “Nina”; daughter Kanani; hanai daughter Shayna Joseph; sons Marshall K. and Aaron K.; hanai sons Glenn “Bumbo” Kalima and Thomas Travaso; father Joseph; mother Louise; several siblings; and two grandchildren. Service: noon tomorrow at 41-646 Kalanianaole Highway. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Cecilia K. Kim, 69, of Hilo, a Eucharistic minister for St. Joseph Catholic Church, died Wednesday at home. Born in Hilo, she is survived by husband Sunny S.G.; daughters Marlene Murray and Lisa Kim; brothers Ernest, James, Joseph and William Loyola; sisters Violet Chung, Helen Benitez and Patricia Silva; and a grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mitsuo Kimura, 95, of Honolulu, founder of City Fender and Body Service, died Dec. 25 at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Margaret I.; son Ernest K.; daughters Ellen Y. Masaki, Lillian M. Nishi and Mildred Y. Oshiro; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nathan B. Lagadon, 25, of Mililani, formerly of Ewa Beach, a Sandy Brodie’s Honda employee, died Dec. 27 in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Wahiawa, he is survived by wife Sydette Bungat-Lagadon; sons, Nathan II and Ryan; daughter Shylo; parents Leoncio L. and Norma R.; brother Leoncio L. “Joe Boy” Jr.; and sisters Lichelle, Letitia and Nadine Lagadon, Noreen Ramos and Nina A. Peralta. Service: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Sadie E. Marsland, 96, of Honolulu, mother of former Prosecuting Attorney Charles F. Marsland Jr., died Wednesday in the Maunalani Nursing Home. Marsland was a retired teacher. Born in Honolulu, she is also survived by sister Dorothy DeNoon; brothers Edward C. and Christian C. Evensen; and a granddaughter. Service: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Central Union Church. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggest ed to Shriners Hospital For Crippled Children.

Virginia A. McCabe, 81, of Kaaawa, Hawaii, a Department of Social Services, Correction Division, Koolau Boys School retiree, died Wednesday in Castle Hospital. Born in Kaaawa, she is survived by daughters Maunahina Gagne, Madeline Neely and Stella Dhyne; son R. Tim; brothers George, Michael and Clement Padeken; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Mt. Carmel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Margaret C. Medeiros, 91, of Kailua died Thursday in Castle Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Lorraine Brown; sisters Lucille Gomes and Mabel Creedon; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Rosary: 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony’s Church. Mass to follow at 6:30 p.m. Graveside service: 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

David C. Merkle, 57, of Kailua-Kona, an employee in the moving and storage company, died Monday at home. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he is survived by partner Roger West. Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Christ Church Episcopal in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual/aloha attire.

Elsie L.P. Mokuau, 81, of Hoolehua, Molokai, died Dec. 18 at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Molly Tengan and Lynette Mokuau; hanai daughter Theone Jensen; son Arnold; hanai son Paul; sister Maryanne Vicen; brother Sonny Ke-a; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services held.

George Y. Ozaki, 81, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired Kekaha Sugar Co. crew chief, died Thursday in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he is survived by sons William, Ronald and Randolph; daughters Dorothy Kama and Mildred Sumiki; 18 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Service: 5 p.m. Monday at the Waimea Honpa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Henry C. Rivera, 57, of West Linn, Ore., a retired Hawaii teacher/counselor who played professional football for the Oakland Raiders and the Buffalo Bills, died Dec. 23 in Portland, Ore. Born in Los Angeles, he is survived by wife Cheryl; and daughter Zoe. Services to be held on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to the St. Mary’s Home for Boys.

Thomas K. “Kamaki” Rodrigues, 63, of Hoolehua, Molokai, died Dec. 14 in Honolulu. Born in Honomuni, Molokai, he is survived by brothers Frank and Anthony Rodrigues, and Sam Kauanui; and sisters Mae Remigio, Nancy Kahinu and Emma Boyekin. Services held.

Isidro C. Sanchez, 87, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, died last Saturday in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Lapong, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Josephine; sons Paul and John Sr.; daughters April Hanaoka and Rebecca Kekoa; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services held.

Charles Silva, 83, of Honolulu, an employee with the city’s Parks and Recreation Center and Motor Supply Tire Department, died Wednesday in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brothers Lawrence “Flash” and Ernest. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary, call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Alfredo P. Taloza, 89, of Waipahu, a retired carpenter, died Dec. 11 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Lucrecia I.; sons Victoriano V., Juanito V. and Ernest V.; daughters Anastacia V. Balcobero and Margie V. Armero; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Shinsuke Tamayose, 68, of Honolulu, a retired Princess Kaiulani Hotel cook, died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by wife Mitsuko; son Dennis S.; daughters Karen Y. Stroud, Jane E. Delos Santos and Iris F. Nishihira; brothers John E. and Seichi; sisters Masako Ige and Edna Y. Higa; and seven grandchildren. Memorial service: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Charlotte C.U.H. Tom, 74, of Honolulu, a Liberty House sales manager and ceramist, died Monday in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Kahului, she is survived by husband Francis H.; daughter Christina H. Fairbairn; sisters Evelyn Young, Frances Lancaster and Marilyn Carrick; brothers Allen and Ernest Heau; and three grandchildren. Memorial service: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.




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