Donald H. Wolbrink, 85, city planner and landscape architect, whose work included master-planning the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl and other major Hawaii projects, died Feb. 22 following surgery in Shelton, Wash.
He will be buried in Punchbowl at a later date.
Wolbrink came to Hawaii as a Navy officer in World War II. Later, he joined the first planning firm in Honolulu, which opened in 1947 as part of a nationwide network known as Harland Bartholomew & Associates. Its first functions here were to master-plan what now is the Waialae-Kahala residential area for Bishop Estate and also Kahului, Maui, for Alexander & Baldwin. For Campbell Estate, it drafted the original master plan for Campbell Industrial Park on the Ewa Plain and the new second city of Kapolei, which sprang up in recent years next to Campbell Industrial Park. After statehood, the same firm also helped draft Hawaiis statewide Land Use Law.
Wolbrink, longtime manager of the Honolulu office, continued the firm as Wolbrink & Associates from 1964 on and deactivated the firm in the late 1980s.
In 1994, the American Planning Association, Campbell Estate, Gov. John Waihee and Mayor Frank Fasi showered commendations on Wolbrink at the annual Campbell Estate Koa Awards party. Wolbrink had a planning philosophy: The joy of planning resembles the joy of cooking in terms of mixing the condiments together to get it just right, he said. That same year, the Wolbrinks relocated to Shelton, Wash., for retirement, after 47 years in Hawaii.
Born in Ganges, Mich., Wolbrink received bachelors and masters degrees in landscape design from the University of Michigan. He was with the National Park Service from 1934 to 1941 and with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Missouri Valley from 1941 to 1944. He served on active duty with the Navy from 1944 to 1946. Later in 1946 and 1947, he represented Harland Bartholomew & Associates in Midwest cities as a field representative, moving to Hawaii later in 1947.
In charge of all Hawaii work for Bartholomew & Associates, he also played a large role in developing master plans for all Navy activities on Oahu, also for Kwajalein and Midway and Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station.
Wolbrink is survived by wife Florence S.; daughter Gretchen W. Bond; and three grandchildren. Donations in his name may be made to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
William F. Bill Remular, 63, of Waipahu, an architect, businessman and public official, led a many-sided life that also included service as a Navy officer.
Remular, who died Feb. 12 in St. Francis Hospice after a long illness, was born in Santa Monica, Calif. He moved here in 1948.
He was graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1951 and later from the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a bachelors in architecture. He then entered Navy service, going through Officers Candidate School. He was commissioned an ensign with the Civil Engineer Corps, eventually attaining the rank of commander.
He later took over his fathers import business, involving products of Lorenzana Food Corp. of Manila, and was named Small Businessman of the Year by the Filipino Chamber of Commerce here.
A registered architect and corporate member of the American Institute of Architects, he worked for several architectural firms and as a civilian with Headquarters, U.S. Pacific Air Forces. Later, he served as deputy director of the city Building Department under both Mayors Eileen Anderson and Frank Fasi. His public service also included time on the state Board of Registration of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Landscape Architects.
He is survived by wife Adoracion G. Dee; sons Billy G., Steven G. and Paul G., daughter Terri Gangwes and 11 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the First Assembly of God Church at 1 p.m. Saturday; friends may call after noon. Casual attire, No flowers. Private interment of the ashes in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Pascual A. Agraan, 86, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a retired employee for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died Feb. 22 in Honokaa Hospital. Born in Vintar, Illocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Luisa D. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Columbas Episcopal Church, Paauilo. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Paauilo Episcopal Cemetery. Casual attire.
Kazuo Amimoto, 80, of Honolulu, a retired shipwright for Hawaiian Tuna Packers, died last Tuesday in the Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility. Born in Paia, Maui, he is survived by wife Harriet; sons Rhys Amimoto and Robert Kapuniai; daughters Linda Tanaka and Kathy Kawahara; brothers Shoichi and Kenneth; sister Michiko Otsuka; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private service.
Noritaka Arii, 72, of Aiea, a retired postal carrier, died last Tuesday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Dorothy Y.; son Robert T.; daughter Colleen K.; brothers Jack T., Butler K. and Lawrence T. Service: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Lorena M. Bondaug, 55, of Hilo, died Thursday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by companion William Kamahele; sons Raymond Ignacio, Matthews and Michael Sosa, and Teddy Bondaug; daughters Renee Rios-Williams, Renesse Madera and Lorena Bates; stepsons Terry Murray and Shawn Bondaug; stepdaughters Theodora Kamai, Linda Sanford, Debra Ferreira, Marissa Bondaug and Reynette Tioaquen; hanai sons Curtis Kahikina, Keith and John Bondaug; brother Larry DeVillanueva; sister-in-laws Emmaline and Irene DeVillanueva, Naomi Kamaka, Auria Richards, and Angie Tavares; and 18 grandchildren. Service: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 p.m. Prayer service: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Ida S. Brandt, 70, of Hilo, a retired Life Care Center of Hilo housekeeping supervisor, died Saturday at home. Born in Paauilo, Hawaii, she is survived by daughter Susan Rezentes; sisters Emily Correa, Caroline Malani, Catherine Holt, Irene Pitts and Clara Domingo; and brother Clarence Souza. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Beatrice P. Bea Burgos, 67, of Lanai, died yesterday in Kula Hospital. Born in Hanalei, Kauai, she is survived by sons Adriano L. Estives and Thomas E.K. and Paul S. Burgos; daughters Carol-Jeanne M. Hernandez, Easter P. Martin, Cindy K. McCluskey, and Frances P., Roberta H., and Tracy K. Burgos; brother Pedro Peralta Jr.; and seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Service: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary-Normans. Call from 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Keomuku Beach, Lanai. Casual attire.
Maxima Castilliano, 73, of Waipahu, died Tuesday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Koloa, Kauai, she is survived by son David; daughters Cecelia Castilliano and Evelyn Tulafale; brothers Leonard, Jackie, Noberto, Domingo and Alfredo Espinueva; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Yook Lan Chun, 75, of Honolulu died Feb. 11 in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Wah Pui; daughters Virginia Moy and Vickie Farmer; sisters Yuk Ying Young and Phyllis Valentine; half brothers Kwock Gong and Johnson Kam; half sister Kam Fung Lung; stepmother Lai Mui Kam; and two grandchildren. Private service.
Saluafata U. Faatea, 73, formerly of Honolulu, a former president of the Lady of the Mount Samoan Catholic Congregation, died Feb. 24 in American Samoa. Born in American Samoa, he is survived by wife Tauave Vili; sons Emilio, Etuati, Lafaele, Liutoa, Vili, Saluafata Jr., Lino Kakiva, Faatea, Iosefo, Antonio, John, and Trevon; daughters Koreti Lii, Sauila Malama, and Elena Kakiva; and 39 grandchildren. Services to be held in American Samoa.
Helen Farley, 79, of Kaneohe, died Saturday at home. Born in Kohala, Hawaii, she is survived by sisters Margaret Campos and Julia McGuire; and brother Richard Jardine. Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann Catholic Church. Call from 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Contributions suggested to the Hawaii Heart Association.
Satoshi Fujinaga, 91, of Aiea, a retired high school teacher and World Book Encyclopedia sales manager, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hakalau, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Hatsuyo; son Paul K.; daughters Jean T. Fujinaga and Frances S. Dolph; brother Allen M.; son-in-law Arthur Kobayashi; two grandsons; and a great grandson. Service: 6 p.m. Saturday at Aiea United Methodist church.
Helen H. Hashizume, 62, of Mililani, a retired Kipapa Elementary secretary, died Saturday at home. Born in Kahuku, she is survived by husband Kenneth M.; son Jon T.; daughter Jan K. Kim; brothers Jiro and Yoshiro Hashizume and David Wakumoto; and sister Judy Funasaki. Service: 4 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Ruth S. Imamura, 85, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Grocers employee, died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Keaau, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Masawo Fred; son Roy; daughter Elsie Hamura; and two grandchildren. Service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call from 12:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Kazuko Inouye, 79, of Honolulu, a retired custodian for Loves Bakery, died Wednesday in Beverly Manor Convalescent Home. Born in China, she is survived by husband Richard K.; daughter Grace Y. Uchino; stepson Carol Inouye; stepdaughters Irene Villamil, Judy Nakamoto, Mildred Yamada and Beatrice Nishida; brother Iwao Omokawa; sisters Toshiko Maenaka and Hideko Morigawara; 11 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Kame Kaneshiro, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery pineapple trimmer, died Saturday at home. Born on Okinawa, she is survived by sons Charles H., Fred M., Kamekichi and Kenneth K.; daughters Sally S. Akima, Daisy Y. Inokuchi and Carol N. Akazawa; brother Takeo; sisters Kukami Oshiro, Shizue Kakazu and Alice T. Salantes; 23 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Service: 6:30 p.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Lanakila Ward. Call from 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Daisaburo Katsumoto, 93, of Honolulu, a retired construction foreman for James W. Glover, Contractor, died Friday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Waiakea, Hawaii, he is survived by sons Malcolm T. and James I.; daughter Margaret S. Nakagawa; brother Charles T.; sister Ayako Nagata; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Service: 8 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Kay K. Kobatake, 82, of Kaneohe, died last Tuesday at home. Born in Kurtistown, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Gilbert; sons Warren, Kenneth and James; brother Masatoki Tanouye; and four grandchildren. Service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Majorette N. Ani Kumuhone, 54, of Nanakuli, a retired Salt Lake Elementary School head custodian, died Feb. 20 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Simeon; companion Eva Kekoa; father Richard Timas; brothers V.J. and Paul Timas; and sisters Yvonne Borom, Leona Hartman, Marcella Franklin, Melvina Jones, Faith Timas and Louella Parson. Service: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.
Yoshiko Kurosawa, 91, of Aiea, died Feb. 24 at home. Born in Aiea, she is survived by sons Ernest K., Ronald M., George N. and Roy T.; daughter Edith E. Yonamine; sister Nakayo Fuchisaki; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private service.
Tam Thi Le, 81, of Ewa Beach, died Feb. 21 in Queens Hospital. Born in Vietnam, she is survived by husband Danh Diep; sons Long Thanh, Be Van, Hai Van, Andy and Thang Huu Diep; daughters Phung Thi Kim, Anh Lang and Hoang Thi; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Buddhist services. Burial: Valley of the Temples.
Chew Chee Jimmy Lee, 73, of Wahiawa, died Saturday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Marguerite; son Gregory; daughters Caroline Katada and Marguerite Tam; stepson Paul Rendon; stepdaughters Carol Abregano, Paula Chun, Paulette Gwinn, Linda Nicolas, and Pamela and Edwina Rendon; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service: noon Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Chang H. Kong Kee Lum Lum, 96, of Honolulu, died Wednesday in Palolo Chinese Home. Born in China, he is survived by sons Evan, Duncan and Harvey; daughter Shirley Kinoshita; and 10 grandchildren. Taoist service: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Eugenio L. Marzan, 86, of Keeau, Hawaii, a retired Theo H. Davies Sugar Co. laborer, died Feb. 11 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Dilan, Pozorrubio, Pangasinan, Philippines, he is survived by wife Erlinda; sons Geronimo, Antonio and Jose; daughters Jovita Rondolos, Remedios Aquino, Carmen Vinluan and Anna Aquino; brothers Domingo and Flaviano; sister Emerenciana De Gusman; 42 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Service: 7 p.m. Friday7 at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 p.m. Prayer service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.
Fumie Masuko, 82, of Honolulu died Feb. 16 at home. Born in Waipahu, she is survived by sons Arthur H., Ralph M. and Melvin K.; brother Toru Sasaki; and sisters Helen H. Yoshida, Nancy Chang and Grace Sasaki. Private services.
Joseph L. McNeil, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Base warehouseman, died Feb. 19 in Aloha Health Care Center. McNeil, a World War II Army veteran, is survived by brother Robert; sister Jane; and stepsister Phyllis Geersten. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
Henry K. Honey Mika Jr., 68, of Honolulu, a state Bureau of Conveyance title researcher, died Feb. 20 in Queens Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brothers Ernest and Eugene; and sisters Lucy K. Mata and Mary Ann H. Dudoit. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, call after 8 a.m. Burial: Maemae Cemetery. Casual attire.
Alice H. Moore, 86, of Honolulu, a Kaaiawana-Peters Ohana treasurer, died Feb. 23 in Hale Nani Health Center. Born in Ewa Beach, she is survived by sons Mathias and Bernard Moore and Joshua Waikola; daughters Esther and Mathilda Lee and Edith Adriano; 43 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Service: 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Clemente F. Pampo, 84, of Honokaa, a retired Honokaa Plantation laborer and Waipio taro farmer, died Thursday at home. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Patricia; son Patrick A.; daughters Shirley A. and Jadelyn T.; sister-in-law Jean Santander; and father-in-law Placido Santander. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Honokaa Catholic Church. Call from 6 p.m. All night wake at residence. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Honokaa Catholic Church Cemetery.
John T. Reis Jr., 86, of Waialua, a heavy equipment master mechanic, died Feb. 18 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Kalopa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Evelyn; sons John, Robert, Thomas and Douglas; daughter Darolyn Nelson; brother Manuel; sisters Virginia Franks, Hilda Gomes and Mary Souza; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Service: 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call from 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Alexander P.B. Sanford, 51, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a heavy equipment operator, died Saturday at home. Born in Waialua, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Sista Kahana; sons Michael, Happy and David Kaleikini and Alexander P.B. Sanford Jr.; daughters Maryann Miner, Jennie Lefiti, Becky Kaleikini and Pamela Kaai; brothers Samuel and Andrew Bannister and Winston and Jippy Purdy; sisters Susan Canon, Josephine Houghtailing, Ester Pahoa, Ruth Forsythe, Rachael Bannister, Ivy Rollins, Sandy Valeron, Virginia Salazar and Ginger Sanford; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Eulalia R. Buster Sedgwick, 93, of Honolulu, a retired nurse, died Wednesday in Honolulu. She was born in Mountain Home, Idaho. Survived by sons Merritt Rory and Arthur Roddy; daughters Donlei P. Darnell and Tia Hutchinson-Bourke; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Private services.
Llewellyn E. Baby Shea Shea Sr., 67, of Honolulu and Papakolea died Feb. 23 in Queens Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he retired from the Hawaii National Guard after 41 years of service. Shea is survived by wife Frances R.; sons Wesley and Glenn; daughters Llewella K. Rogers, Crescentia F.P. Maxwell, Andrea Ann K. Akana and Marla Regina H. Fishman; parents Ernest and Edna Shea; brothers Ernest Ah Shea Jr., Norman and Ranceford Shea, Alexander Kiupe, and Daniel Nicholas; sisters Sylvia Miller, Dawn Mannering, Bernadette Lewis, Avis Makalii and Iwalani Shea; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Service: noon Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Melba D. Soares is also survived by sister Lover Westling. Additional information for an obituary published in yesterdays first edition was provided by the mortuary.
Henry M. Solomon, 68, of Honolulu, a former Diamond Head Tours tour conductor, died Feb. 24. Born in Haiku, Maui, he is survived by sisters Julia Coito, Shirley Kealoha and Leila Kauhi. Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 p.m. Casual attire.
Virginia P. Spurrier, 43, of Hauula, Hawaii, a Brigham Young University of Hawaii financial aid department secretary, died Friday in Kahuku Hospital. Born in Waukesha, Wis., she is survived by husband Garth; sons Joseph and Samuel; and sister Mary Johnson. Service: 10 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call from 8 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Casual attire.
Esperanza A. Subia, 75, of Honolulu, died Sunday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in the Philippines, she is survived by daughters Elizabeth Ramos, Perlita Padasdao, Erlinda Agustin and Milagros Castillo; 22 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, call from 6 p.m.; and 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church, call from 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.
Fumiko Suyetsugu, 87, of Honolulu, died Feb. 24 at home. Born in Kahuku, she is survived by daughter Anna Nomura; brother Naoji Kuniyuki; sisters Yoshie Kimura and Yasue Ishida; brother-in-law Myron; and four grandchildren. Service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Segundina G. Valencia, 71, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Kekaha Sugar Co. field helper, died Friday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in the Philippines, she is survived by husband Johnny; sons Ben and Pedro; daughters Precy Aquino, Minnie Ancheta, Cita Simpliciano, Soledad Gonzales, Dolores Delos Santos, Melita Erorita, Helen Manuel and Susan Abadilla; 27 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Call: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresas Church in Kekaha. Call from 8 a.m. Burial: Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire.
Ernest Y.L. Won, 63, of Honolulu, a Hawaii Newspaper Agency employee, died Tuesday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brothers Kenneth F.H. and Herbert K.L. Won; and sisters Anne F. Kong, Vernees N.M. Won, Betty S.Y. Yamamoto and Mildred S.H. Shimabukuro. Service: 11:45 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call from 9:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Pedro F. Yadao, 72, of Kapaa, Hawaii, a Alii Landscaping groundskeeper, died yesterday at home. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Filomena J.; daughters Violet Regaspi and Ellen Pagdilao; sons Oscar, Orly and Ben; and seven brothers and sisters. Service: 9 a.m. next Tuesday at St. Catherines Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.
Doris Loo Yee, 88, also known as Oi Chee Loo, of Honolulu, who served as lead physician at Palama Settlement, died Feb. 24. Born in Honolulu, she was among the first to attend medical school on a Barbour scholarship for Asian students from Hawaii. She is survived by brother Ah Chun Loo; sisters Yen Chin Loo and Oi Yung Chow; sons Geison R. and Ronald W.K. Yee; and two grandchildren. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. No flowers. No monetary gifts. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice Program or charity.
Allen H.W. Young, 65, of Honolulu, a doctor specializing in allergies, died Thursday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Lenore; sons Michael, Richard, Bryan, and Dwight; daughter Kathryn; brothers Walter and Stanley; and eight grandchildren. Service: 2 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from noon. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.