Obituaries
Tuesday, February 4, 1997


Noboru Abe, 65, of Pearl City, a retired Leilehua High School counselor, died Friday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Ewa, he is survived by wife Matsue S.; sons Mark K. and Scott M.; daughter Geri E. Goshi; brother Hisashi; sisters Eleanor T. Takahashi, Alice Y. Yokota, Laura K. Wood, Clare K. Perreira and Florence K. Barnett; and a grandchild. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Victoriano G. Acob, 89, of Honolulu, a retired McCabe Hamilton & Renny Co. stevedore, died Friday in Honolulu. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Norma; sons Alvin, Elmer and Joel; sister Anacleta Batara; and three grandchildren. Service: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Tomasa C. “Masing” Acoba, 64, of Honolulu, a retired St. Theresa Elementary School teacher, died Friday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in the Philippines, she is survived by daughter Frances; and brother Macario Caluya. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Immaculate Conception Church, call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Fred M. “Bobo” Barbosa, 63, of Waianae, formerly of Maui, died Jan. 25 in Waianae. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Mercedes V. “Mercy”; sons Fred Jr. and Byron; daughters Larcy-Lynn Zamansani, Barbara Puahala and Joy Mokulehua; mother Fausta; brothers Ben and Frank; sisters Violet Gulledge, Helen Sakugawa and Linda Visitacion; and 12 grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Service: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Atanacio C. Cadiz, 85, of Honolulu died Saturday in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Maria T.; daughters Agustina Galario, Concepcion Eugenio, Noemi Tangonan, Estrella Bolosan, Lolita Caneso, Lina C. Lumives and Shirley Cadiz; son Philip; 35 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Full Gospel School on North School Street, call after 6 p.m.; and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Church, call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Rudy Dela Cruz, 53, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired Kalaheo Fire Station fire captain and recipient of the 1983 County Employee of the Year Award, died Saturday at home. DelaCruz, a Niihau Helicopters pilot and Hawaii Air National Guard retiree, flew helicopters for the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and also was a flight instructor for the Army. He is survived by wife Rebecca; daughter Debbie Ball; son Lloyd; brothers Robert, Gilbert and MacArthur; sister Gladys Cherry; and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary, call after 5 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Saturday at Kekaha Door of Faith Church, call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Horace A. Hamada, was a retired Hickam Air Force Base hydraulic aircraft mechanic and shop foreman. Hamada also was a U.S. Army corporal and U.S. Air Force airman first class who served during the Korean War and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge. Services with military honors: 6:30 p.m. today at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Saichi Kawasugi, 81, of Honolulu, a retired state custodian, died Jan. 27 in Kaiser Hospital. Kawasugi was a member of the 100th Battalion, “D” Co. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brothers Shigeru and James S.; and sisters Yoshiko Mattos and Agnes H. Shinsato. Private services.

Earl F. “John” Krause, 42, of Kihei, Maui, an Amfac Property Investment Corp. engineer, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Flint, Mich., he is survived by wife Minh Hang N. “Mindy”; son Keoni LaBat; daughter Kathleen C.; stepdaughters Minh Chau Nguyen and Shawna Takahashi; sisters Debra Kay Gunn and Pamela Lou Krause; parents Ruth O’Connor and Frederick Krause; and grandfather Earl O’Connor. Wake: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary-Haleakala Chapel. Mass: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial: Veterans Cemetery.

Richard K.H. Lam, 78, of Honolulu, a retired postal worker, died yesterday in St. Francis Hospice. Lam, a World War II veteran, was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Juanita Y.K.; son Gordon R.; daughters Anita S.F. Young and Gail L. Tanigawa; brothers John T.K., Walter T.C. and George T.P. Lum; sister May M.Y. Von; and seven grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Fellowship Church, 3650 Waialae Ave. Parking available behind the Weinberg Foundation, 3660 Waialae Ave. Call after 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Thomas N.Y. Leau, 87, of Honolulu, a Hickam Air Force Base retiree and owner of Leau’s Plumbing and Sheet Metal Co., died Jan. 27 in the Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. Leau was the recipient of the Exceptional Civilian Bravery award from the War Department of Services Under Fire. Born in Kalopa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Ellen; brothers Robert and Allen Leau; George and Ernest Luke; and David; and sisters Florence Kim, Mary Chung, Julia Chun and Nira Kurihara. Private services.

Edmund K.T. Lee, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor, Shop 31, machinist, died Jan. 25 in Straub Hospital. Born in Kaneohe, he is survived by wife Mary L.H.; sister Abbie; and brother Harold. Service: 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Nuuanu Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Carroll E. Lindley, also known as Edward Carroll Lindley, 84, of Lihue, a retired Maui Gaspro manager, died last Tuesday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in San Patricio, Texas, he is survived by wife Helen; stepsons Richard Hinshaw and Jim Wilkinson; stepdaughter Diane Raynor; and sister Ann Nelson. Private services.

Dora H. Lum, 86, of Honolulu died Wednesday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Richard K.Y.; sons Wendell H.T., Richard K.Y. Jr. and Colin H.; brother David Ho; sister Mildred Kwock; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Catherine Magsayo, 67, of Aiea, retired Flower Pot owner, died Friday in Tripler Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by sons Derek, Bobby and Stanley; daughters Yvette, Dorna, Angela, Debbie, Nakita and Leah; brother Benedict Ompad; sisters Rita Castillo and Pauline Facuri; and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Aiea, call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Agustin P. Mercado, 86, of Waipahu died Thursday in Tripler Army Hospital. Born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Lolita; and sister Dolores Invencion. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary, call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Josephine K. “Sista” Mahiai Moeai, 61, of Laie, executive secretary for the Polynesian Culture Center, died Thursday at home. Born in Kaluanui, she is survived by husband Robert K.; son Russell M.; several hanai children; and brothers Gordon Perry and Polo Afuvai. Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii North Stake Center, 55-630 Naniloa Loop. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery.

Thomas K. Nakamura, 76, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed auto parts salesman, died Saturday in the Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. Born in Haiku, Maui, he is survived by wife Mitsue; son Jon M.; daughters Ann K. Nakamura and Karen N. Loui; brothers Masaaki and Yoshiaki; sisters Jane M. Kinoshita and Ethel K. Sue; and a grandson. Memorial service: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gladys T. Nakamura, 79, of Palolo died Saturday in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Kilauea, Kauai, she is survived by sons Ronald Y. and Ricky I.; daughter Carol N. Ng; brothers James, George, Stanley and Charles Matsuda; sister Nancy Hada; and seven grandchildren. Memorial service over her ashes: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kikue Nishida, 87, of Pukalani, Maui, died Sunday at home. Born in Kula, Maui, she is survived by sons Minoru, Kenneth, Lawrence and Thomas; daughter Dorothy Munsey; brother Matsuki Matsukawa; sisters Momoe Nakashima, Mitsue Inamasu and Nancy Nolan; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Service: 4 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

David K. Nishida, 73, of Kihei, Maui, a former Maui County police officer and retired Maui fire captain, died Friday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Hamkuapoko, Maui, he is survived by wife Dorothy Y.; son Dean Y.; daughter Diane Y. Bennett; sister Norma Lum; and three grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa’s Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park.

Pelahio B. Orian, 88, of Haleiwa, a former plantation worker who owned a poultry farm, died last Tuesday in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by sons Fred, Alexander, Albert and Michael; daughter Pauline Auelua; 21 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Chieko “Chic” Ota, 69, of Honolulu, a retired J.C. Penney Co. office clerk, died Thursday in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Yamaguchi-Ken, Japan, she is survived by son Milton M.; daughter Catherine Y. Ayabe; brothers Hiroshi, Shoji and George Yoneshige; sisters Toshiko Miyamoto and Momoye Kurahashi; and three grandchildren. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bernice G. Peterson, 66, of Hilo died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by husband William P.; sons Brian and Brent; brothers Kenneth and Thomas DeCoito; sisters Betty Jean Phillips, Audrey Duyao, Lynette Mareko and Winona Tadio; and a grandchild. Service: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Darrel A. Porlas, 49, of Honolulu, a travel consultant for Jackie’s Travel, died Jan. 27 in Seattle. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Renee; sons Darren and Dustin; daughters Desraele Porlas and Dalgene Kaauwai; brothers Raymond Porlas, and Greg and Kelvin Lee; sisters Sandra Doan, Pamela Marks and Cynthia Yamane; mother Florence Lee; and four grandchildren. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Pearl City. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Juanito T. “Andres” Ramiscal, 52, of Kapolei, proprietor of JR Yard Service, died Jan. 21 at home. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Demetria O. “Siping”; son Jose; daughter Elisa Nazareno; mother Lapaz; sisters Milagros Velasco, Adoracion Baldeloza and Florentina Acidera; and two grandchildren. Service: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Gregory L. Robinson Jr., 74, of Kaunakakai, a retired U.S. postman, died Jan. 25 in Kaunakakai. Born in Illinois, he is survived by daughter Toni Turner; sons James Casey and Tillman Browne; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of God in Kalamaula, Molokai. Ashes to be scattered at sea.

Buenaventura R. Salgado, 90, of Honolulu died Saturday in the Pearl City Nursing Home. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is survived by sons Larry, Fred, Saturino, Ricardo, Alfredo, Marcelino, Peter, Paul and John; daughters Meling DeAngeles, Esperanza Murashige and Mary Taisee; 55 grandchildren; 99 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Service: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kichizo Sugimoto, 100, of Ewa Beach, an Oahu Sugar Co. retiree, died Jan. 25 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Kumamoto, Japan, he is survived by sons John Y., Masato and Kazuto; daughter Toyoko Ito; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Tsuneko Takahashi, 84, of Honolulu, a retired hotel supervisor, died Jan. 24 in Straub Hospital. Born in Papaikou, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Thomas T.; son Edwin H.; daughter Shirley F. Kiyuna; brothers Larry M. Takahashi and Sam S. Yamashita; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ruth H. Takenaka, 76, of Pearl City, formerly of Hawaii Kai, died Saturday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, she is survived by husband Frank Y.; daughters Leilani C. Kuwahara, Charlotte A. Tanaka and Donna M. Matsuo; brother Herbert Ota; sister Florence Kato; and three grandchildren. Service: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Hilda T. Tojo, 72, of Waialua, a Hickam Air Force Base retiree, died Thursday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Yasuo; son Paul T.; daughter Lynette T. Lukela; brothers Walter Y. and Edward K. Sakamoto; sister Harriet K. Waiolama; and five grandchildren. Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kenneth D. Twedell, 32, of Kihei, Maui, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Los Angeles, he is survived by wife Mirna; parents Harold and Lois V.; son Timothy; brother Eric; stepbrothers Jason, Joseph and Tony Stallings; sister Seana Greaves; and stepsisters Michelle Eddy and Candy Harp. Scattering of his ashes: noon Sunday at Hookipa Park.

Raymond S. Valencia, 58, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a tire repairman for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died Friday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by son Eric; daughter Janice Hall; brothers Alex, Stanley, Eugene, Roger and Paul; sister Lorraine Bailado; and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, call after 6 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Friday at the church, call after 9 a.m. Burial: Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

John W. Van Dusen, 64, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration, Air Route Traffic Control Center, team leader, died Thursday in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Nebraska, he is survived by wife Florence H.; stepdaughter Sheri Pacheco; stepson Van Bradley; brothers Carrol, Dale, Robert and Duane; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Elks Club. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society or Hui Olelo Laryngectomee Support Group, both located at 2370 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu 96817; or the Elks Club, Honolulu Lodge 616, 2933 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii 96815.

Mollie K. Washburn, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Pauoa Elementary School secretary and Willows Restaurant hostess, died Jan. 24 in the Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son George K.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Service: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

Choji Watanabe, 80, of Kahului died Jan. 25 in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Waiakoa Camp, Maui, he is survived by brothers Chozo and Jimmy I.; and sisters Bessie Y. Takehara and Ethel Y. Oba. Private services.

Margaret C. Won, 97, of Honolulu died Jan. 20 in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born in Hawaii, Won has no survivors. Private services.

Josephine R. Woo, 84, of Hawaii died Thursday in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Vivian Kalua; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mass: noon tomorrow at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Call after 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Phyllis T. Yee, 75, of Honolulu died Jan. 25 in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, she is survived by husband August; daughters Lori Owles and Marcia Rebelo; brothers Henry Tom, and Gordon and Edwin Tam; sisters Lin Ung Ing, Marian Lynch, Gertrude Wong and Priscilla Leong; and a grandchild. Service over her ashes: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Community Church of Honolulu, 2345 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.




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