Michael Myers, 70, a leaderBy Star-Bulletin staff
among Hawaii developers
Commercial real estate developer Michael S. Myers died March 2 in Houston after a short illness. He was 70.
Some of his Hawaii projects included Cannery Row in Iwilei; Monsarrat Shopping Plaza; Aiea Shopping Plaza; Hualalai Medical Center in Kona; and the Nohona Kahala residential project.
Myers served as chairman of the Honolulu Developers Council and headed a mayors task force to review the citys building permit process.
Born in Whittier, Calif., Myers came to Hawaii as a submariner during World War II. He returned in 1974 after a successful career as a stock broker in California.
Honolulu attorney Jim Stubenberg, a close friend, said Myers will be missed by his many friends.
It was truely refreshing to work with someone of his drive and intellect, Stubenberg said.
Myers is survived by wife June; mother Luella; daughters Cherri Myers and Kathy Franklin; sons Mitch, David and Pat; sister Virginia McCallon; and three grandchildren.
Services are scheduled 4 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Unity Church. Aloha attire.
The family requests donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.
Ashes will be scattered at sea Saturday.
Ted Jacobsen, 95, designerBy Star-Bulletin staff
of Sea Life Park
John T. Ted Jacobsen, 95, of Honolulu, who was the local supervising architect of Ala Moana Center, died Friday.
Jacobsen also designed Sea Life Park, and took part in the design of the Arcadia Retirement Residence, the Gold Bond Building and the Ilikai Apartments at the Ala Wai Boat Harbor.
While he worked for Seattle developer Lloyd Martin, Jacobsen designed some of Honolulus first high-rise buildings, such as the Rosalie Apartments, the Admiral Cook in Waikiki and the Town House apartments near Ward Avenue.
Jacobsen undertook the landmark Maui Historic Church Survey. He also designed the Lahaina Architectural Style Book for the Lahaina County Historic Commission. He also was instrumental in carrying out the 1974 State Survey of Historic Places.
Born in Seattle, he is survived by wife Florence; daughters Tina Rieman, Jana Sparks, Pamela Gilbert and Candace Jacobsen; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services: 2 p.m. today at Central Union Church, Atherton Chapel. Aloha attire. Call Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii for information.
Surasit Boriboon, 36, of Honolulu, a food service worker at Tripler Hospital, died Saturday in Straub Hospital. Born in Thailand, he is survived by wife Yupin, father Sala, mother Somsri Pooisem, stepfather Charles Burnett, brother Santi and sisters Weena Chiragul and Jaruwan Olson. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Cremation to follow.
Dai Chong Ching, 94, of Honolulu died Feb. 24. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Albert K.M., Richard and Kenneth and 12 grandchildren. Private services.
Raymond F. Dee, 82, of Kailua, a retired machinist foreman from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 38, died Feb. 21 in Castle Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, he is survived by daughters Sharon and Colleen, sister Elizabeth McMenamin, stepdaughter Ruth Stewart and grandsons. Mass: 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthonys Church, 114 Makawao St. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Casual attire.
Stephen M. Dias, 84, of Hilo, a retired painter at Pearl Harbor, died Thursday in Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Helen, son Alvin P., daughter Jodi Ariyoshi and three grandsons. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Elizabeth A. Downey, 75, of Honolulu died March 1 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honokaa, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Morris Ortogero and Robert Jr. and Richard Downey; daughters Iwalani Downey and Wahine Puaa; mother Lizzie Wolf; brothers Paul and George Kealoha; sisters Myrtle Pung, Laverne Ah Ching and Hattie Pang; 24 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Kaumakapili Church, 766 N. King St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Feliciano C. Espinosa, 66, of Waipahu, a groundskeeper at Moanalua Golf Course, died Feb. 27 in Honolulu. Born in Kalaheo, Kauai, he is survived by brothers Pelias, Aladino, Rosonito and Arnolfo and sister Enocema Lantaya. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call 5-9 p.m. Mass: 1 p.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Michael Hardee, 24, of Carson City, Nev., formerly of Honolulu, died Feb. 24 in Carson City. He is survived by parents Dean and Eunice, brothers Lyle and Donovan and grandmother Jean. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Casual attire.
The Rev. Joy Hart, also known as Violet Keono Hall, 71, of Hilo, a minister at Resurrection of Living Water Church in Hilo, died Friday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Kehena, North Kohala, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Harold, Jonathan and Edward; daughter Gail Lynn; sister the Rev. Sueann Kaili; and eight grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Marjorie J.L. Hurd, 85, of Hilo, died Thursday in Hilo Hospital. Born in St. Louis, she is survived by son David, daughter Julia Taylor, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services in Missouri at a later date.
Michael K. Kaaihue, 37, of Anahola, Kauai died Thursday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by fiancee Betsy; parents Peter Kaaihue and Patricia Morrison; caregiver and stepmother Sally Brown; brothers Daniel, Robert and Billy; sisters Annie Kayhill, Mililani Barbieto, Theresa Mulloy, Lisa Kaaihue-Mendoza, Kristie Kaaihue and Linda and Jannie Morrison. Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Ke Akua Mana Church in Kapaa. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.
Florence H. Kanana, 85, of Honolulu died Thursday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Waimea, Kauai, she is survived by sons Roy, Morris and Lloyd Christy; brother Kazuo Sugiura; sisters Kay Gushiken, Itsuko Kawakami and Sumiko Kurano; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.
Clifford H. Kawasaki, 75, of Honolulu, a retired electrician for the Federal Aviation Administration, died Feb. 20 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sisters Ruth M. Yamada, Alice A. Hatakeyama, Irene S. Yagi, Shirley S. Yonemura and Sharon A. Gushiken. Private services.
Howard Un Ho Kim, 69, of Honolulu died March 2 at home. Born in Ewa, he is survived by wife Dorothy O., sons Michael E. and Howard U.H. Jay Jr.; daughters Valerie Y.O. Kim and Vickie N. Sobe; sisters Lillian Yoshida, Ella Southard, Marguerite Matsumura and Adeline Gura; and five grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Norman J. Kim, 74, of Hilo, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Honokaa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Helen; daughters Norma Yamamoto and Holly Kim; brothers Verden and Leslie; sisters Ika Wong, Hattie Apele, Ethel De Vito and Gladys Wong; and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.
Masae Komatsu, 88, of Wailuku died Thursday in Wailuku Hale Makua. Born in Olowalu, Maui, he is survived by sons George H., Charles T. and Stanley K.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Private services.
Beatrice K.H. Krauss, 94, of Honolulu, a retired plant physiologist with the Pineapple Research Institute who died Thursday, will be remembered in services Sunday. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sister-in-law Jean H. Krauss; nieces Lisa Shugart, Erika Gates, Karen Howell and Loraine Krauss and nephew Steven. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Lyon Arboretum. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, Lyon Arboretum Association or University of Hawaii Foundation.
Vincent Lane, 91, of Honolulu died Thursday in Straub Hospital. Born in New York, he is survived by daughter Susan McCarthy and two grandchildren. Services at a later date.
Kayla K. Larrison, infant daughter of mother Kindness M. died March 2 in Honolulu. She is also survived by grandmother Robin K. and aunts Christina, Gina and Elizabeth. Private services.
Ruby L. Lau, 65, of Kaneohe, a retired senior personnel specialist with Holmes & Narver Inc., died Wednesday in Honolulu. Born in Kaalaea, she is survived by sons Robert and Kevin; daughter Lisa; sisters Kalama Silva, Peggy Villanueva, Lily Victor, Martha Kenolio, Pearl Featheran and Rachel Ching; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:45 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.
Rose M. Ledesma, 75, of Hanapepe, Kauai died Saturday at home. Born in California, she is survived by son David, daughter Cheryl Salazar, sister Constance Biondo and grandchildren Jason, Callie, Christa and Jennifer. Mass: 3 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Waimea. Call after 2 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire.
Kam Yuk Lee, 77, of Honolulu died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in China, she is survived by husband Pack Sing; sons Kwai Por, Zhan Tine, Yi Jun, Nelson and Hau Man; daughters Yi Ling Zheng, Zhong Qwan Yu and Yi Zhen Lee; and four brothers. Taoist services: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Manoa Cemetery.
Orieth K. Sheila Lono, 37, of Hana, Maui, an employee of Hotel Hana Maui, died Thursday at home. Born in Hana, Maui, she is survived by parents Francis Jr. and Anna; sons Jude K. Wila, Antancio K. Iki and Dwight K. Iku Manrique; daughter Shalina K. Manrique; and brothers Arnold, Donald and Donovan. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Marys Church in Hana. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Puuiki Church.
Sueki Matsuoka, 66, of Honalo, Kona, Hawaii, a retired grocery clerk with Sure Save Supermarket, died Thursday in Kona Community Hospital. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. Born in Kealakekua, South Kona, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Jane Rose Roy Matsuoka, brother Kikuo, sister Masae, nephew Milton and niece Grace Rivera. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Kona Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Luciano Mac Mercado, 92, of Waipahu is also survived by sister Rose DeCorte and brother Basilio Breeze. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday provided by the family.
Umeyo Morishige, 87, of Hilo died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Kalaoa, Papaikou, Hawaii, she is survived by daughters Frances Lee and Jane F. Okamura and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
June M. Motogawa, 56, of Pearl City, a retired teacher at Honowai Elementary School, died last Tuesday in Queens Hospital. Born in Pepeekeo, she is survived by husband Wayne T.; son Lance H.; brother Willis K. Nakaoka; and sisters Takiko Chung, Yaeko Imada, Yoshie Higaki and Takayo Yuen. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Edwin T. Nagata, 88, of Kahului died Saturday at home. Born in Spreckelsville, Maui, he is survived by wife Betty F.; son Willard; daughters Charlotte Akiyama and Carol Tokunaga; brothers Yoshiteru Lanky and Larry; sisters Nancy K. Fujimoto, Hanae Kuwahara and Tomie Sano; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services over ashes: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kahului Union Church. Inurnment: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Robert M. Nakanishi, 90, of Pearl City and formerly of Kalihi, a retired customer service representative for Duty Free Shoppers, died March 2 in Kuakini Hospital. He is survived by sons Robert Y., Edward T. and Herbert M.; daughters Beatrice S. Matsuura, Jane Y. Oishi and Joan M. Kotaka; sister Betsy, 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Richard K. Nathaniel, 61, of Kapolei, property tax administrator, died Friday in Ewa Beach. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Betty Jane; son Kekoa; daughters Kecia Kaiwi, Stacie McKean and Kaleihoku Nathaniel; sisters Violet Nathaniel and Bernadette Johnson; brothers Harry and Franklin; and three grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ritas Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Yoshiko Nishikimoto, 90, of Wailuku died Feb. 26 in Wailuku Hale Makua. Born in Wailuku, she is survived by husband Katsuichi, son Robert, daughter Yuriko Horiuchi, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Ruth Z. Papish, 78, of Kaneohe, a retiree, died Friday in Kaneohe. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she is survived by husband Philip, daughter Judith Sen, son Charles, sisters Vera Goldman and Ester Zacharias, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. No services. Call Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii for information.
Antonio M. Tony Pascua, 59, of Waihee, Maui died Friday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Wailuku, he is survived by wife Katherine; sons Braven and Antonio Jr.; mother Alice K. Bautista; daughter Lisa Manglicmot; brother Andres; half brothers Ben, Leroy and Brick Bautista; sister Agnes Abrigo; half sisters Kathleen Boomarsbach and Shirleen Castro; and hanai sister Evangeline Bautista. Services: 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anns Church in Waihee. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire.
Judith B. Pavao, 67, of Wahiawa, a bus driver with Roberts Hawaii, died Saturday in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Frank; daughters Georgianna McAnany, Bridget Streets, SarahJane Ree and Kathleen Bell; sister Hazel Olshefski; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Maria B. Rulloda, 81, of Wahiawa, retired from Dole Co., died Feb. 26 in Wahiawa. Born in Ilagan, Isabela, the Philippines, she is survived by sons Fortunato Ford, Rosendo Sindong, Ray Eming, Rudy and Fred; daughter Julie Vozel; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Julia L. Saplot, 65, of Waipahu died March 2. Born on Maui, she is survived by husband Apolinario; sons Edgar, Jaime, Ronnie and Godofredo; daughter Analiza Alburo; brothers Jacinto and Pedro Luab; and sisters Felimona Aranton, Nicolasa Rabanes, Crispina Calderon and Seryang Aguilar. Mass: 7 tonight at St. Joseph Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial at a later date in the Philippines.
Shoji Sato, 59, of Honolulu, proprietor of Sato Electronics for 30 years, died Friday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Yamagata, Japan, he is survived by wife Yoshiko, son Roy, daughter Jane, brother Fumio and sister Shige. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Olivet Baptist Church. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jill D. Sawyer, 31, of Oceanview, Hawaii, a mini-mart cashier, died March 1 in Kona Community Hospital. Born in California, she is survived by fiance Marc Agpawa, daughters Courtney McDonald and Kiana Valeros, father Kenny A., mother Carol D., brother Scott and grandparents Chuck, Pat and Carrol. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Milolii Pavilion. Scattering of ashes. Casual attire. Flowers accepted.
Marie L. Tiedeman, 86, of Honomalino Acres, Hawaii died Wednesday in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Columbus, Ohio, she is survived by daughters Barbara Ann Mark and Carla Crosby, son Jim, sister Evelyn Hambaugh, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.
James Quan Chin Tom, 70, of Honolulu, a retired owner of JIMCO Mini-Mart, died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife L. Virginia, son Kendrick Rick, daughter Karen Jadie, brother Timothy and sister Betty Wong. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
George N.N. Tong, 81, of Honolulu, a retired medical receptionist with Dr. Percival Chees office, died Friday in Queens Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brothers Koon Tuck and Yong Yill and sisters Kun Kut, Kum Kau, Woon Har, Gee Wai and Teana Kwan. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Mary E. Wetsel, 91, of Greenbrae, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died Feb. 22. She is survived by daughter Deni, grandsons Michael and George McNamara, granddaughter Mary Higgins, two great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters. Burial: 11:30 a.m. next Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to charity.
Masao Yamashita, 91, of Honolulu, a retired assistant district sales manager for Hawaiian Airlines, died Feb. 25 in Hale Pulama Mau. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Misao, daughter Fay Yoshida, brother Hideo, sister Toshiko, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.