Obituaries

Wednesday, November 18, 1998


Services Saturday
for Paul Wilcox
and Ellen Hughes

Star-Bulletin staff
Tapa

Paul L. Wilcox and Ellen C. Hughes will be remembered in services Saturday.

Wilcox, 79, of Honolulu, a pioneer in Hawaii radio, and Hughes, 86, of Honolulu, a senior companion with the state, died in Castle Hospital after a two-car accident Saturday at Likelike and Kahekili highways.

Born in Argonia, Kan., Wilcox is survived by sons Stephen Haeberle and Patrick and Timothy Wilcox; daughters Leslie Wilcox and Shannon Dreis; brother Burke; sisters Leila Pennick and Bula Good; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Born in China, Hughes is survived by nephews Ed and Xavier Ching and Charles, Samuel and David Chun; and nieces Yolette Nishimoto, Veralyn Meyer, Lorna Lubawski, Cynthia Chun and Sandra Thornburg.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Call after 9 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.


Bullet Manuel Baptiste, 74, of Pahoa, Hawaii, formerly of Paauhau, a retired crane operator for Paauhau Sugar Co., died Friday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Paauhau, he is survived by wife Lavina; sons Ronald Baptiste and Lionel and Mark Gomes; daughters Carol Miller, Mary Ann Marion, Sharen Cordeiro, Virginia Usman and Anita Chang; brothers Joseph, Abraham, Rodney and Wilbert; sisters Alice Leopoldo, Franceline Rolan, Mary Cordeiro and Evelyn Silva; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Eulogy and Mass: 6:50 p.m. Friday at Honokaa Catholic Church. Call 5-9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kalopa Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Alice L. Blaich, 83, of Honolulu is also survived by son Dr. Gary. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Cindy M.K. Boisjolie, 37, of Honolulu died last Wednesday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Haleiwa, she is survived by uncles Dr. James Hirasa and Satoru Kawamata; and aunts Alice Yamanaka, Florence Wakuya, Meggie Hirai and Sumiko Yamasaki. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Laura R. Boteilho, 86, head forelady at the Libby McNeil Cannery in Haiku, died last Wednesday in Kula Hospital. She was also a kindergarten teacher at St. Joseph School in Makawao. Born in Hamakuapoko, Maui, she is survived by son Alfred; daughters Linda Cravalho and Claudia Perreira; brother Lawrence Rocha; sisters Mayme Adamson, Nettie Dudley, Anne Rocha, Clytie Hewlett and Audrey R. Reed; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Rosary: 7:30 tonight at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Rosary Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: St. Joseph's Church. Casual attire.

Bullet Renato Cabato, 45, of Waipahu died Nov. 3 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by parents Epifanio and Porfiria; brothers Rudy, Dean, Demy, Joaquin and Romeo; and sister Susan Mendoza. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church in Waipahu. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Gilbert “Jack” Canape, of Honolulu, a retired label print shop foreman for Dole Cannery, died Nov. 6 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sister Helen E. Catekista and brothers Joseph and Paul. Private services.

Bullet Helen Christiansen, 73, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Nov. 9 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Kealia, Kauai, she is survived by daughters Irene Cecconi and Lauretta Stansfield; brothers John and Manuel Arruda and Ernest Branco; sisters Mary Agusto, Rose Pimental and Dorothy Sugai; mother Mary O. Arruda; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine's Church. Call from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Casual attire.

Bullet Lorenzo B. Comilang, 97, of Honolulu will be remembered in services 11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Elizabeth English, 86, of Waipahu, a retired assistant administrator for Mount Saint Marys, died Friday in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born in Newburgh, N.Y., she is survived by son Robert, daughter Beverly Kavalawski, three grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Services: noon Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Felix Guerpo, 73, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired welder for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died Friday at home. Born in Honokaa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Miriam; sons Clifford, Jeffery, Felix P. and Clinton; daughters Rhonda Godsey, Sandy Hiromoto, Cy Cabreros, Norma Burnham and Jessica Keala; brother Ted; sisters Julia Cuaresma, Evelyn Bumanglag and Chris Quitoriano; 32 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Aloha Baptist Church in Honokaa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Honokaa County Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Dorian V.E. Harrison, 84, of Honolulu, a retiree, died Sunday in Ewa Beach. Born in London, he is survived by wife Sheila and sister Celestine Dingle. Private services.

Bullet Lincoln H. Ishikawa, 77, of Wailuku, a retired Maui County highway maintenance man, died Saturday. Born in Wailuku, he is survived by wife Sally S., son Andrew J., daughter Faye S., sister Alma K. Kido and a grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nakamura Mortuary in Maui. Casual attire.

Bullet Louis N. Kalani, 63, of Honolulu, a carpenter for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Nov. 7 in St. Francis Hospital. He was also a former employee for ITT World Communications. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Rosalinda R., sons Louis R. and Wayne H., four grandchildren, brothers, and sisters. Mass: noon Friday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral, 1184 Bishop St. Call after 10:30 a.m.

Bullet Ethel Y. Kina, 79, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Honolulu, died Saturday in Anchorage. Born in Honokaa, Hawaii, she is survived by son Melvin; daughters Karen Yamamoto and Cynthia Olson; sisters Shizuko Jakahi, Toyoko Terazono, Dorothy Nakano and Shirley Taguchi; brother Ronald Yamane; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.

Bullet John P. Madali, 86, of Honolulu, who retired from the state Highways Division, died Monday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by sons James, John K. and Ernest Madali and Thomas Manago; daughters Virginia Parker, Harriet Hill, Georgiana Sagario, Alberta Madali, Linda Claunan and May Olaivar; sisters Josephine Carvalho and Petra Manago; 47 grandchildren; 99 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call 9:30-11:45 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Yumi Matsunaga, 97, of Honolulu died Nov. 9 in Liliha Health Care Center. Born in Yamaguchi, Japan, she is survived by son James, daughters Mary Kishimoto and Alice Toyama, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Josephine K. Moniz, 76, of Honolulu died Monday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Hana, Maui, she is survived by sons Ramon, Alec, David and Patrick Makekau, Luther Napihaa and Jesse, Alfredo and Joseph Moniz; daughters Josephine “Jo Jo” Makekau, Mabel “Paula” Andrade, Roxanne Dean, Irene Riddick and Alberta Parks; brothers Moses “Honey” and Peter Napihaa and Fausto Escobar; sisters Emily Russell, Helen Gleason and Julia Carter; 52 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call 5:30-9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Amy E. Nakamura, 82, of Aiea, an employee for Kailua Products Ltd., died Thursday in Aiea. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons George M. and Rodney S., daughter Janet S. Hotema, sisters Jean Aoki and Patsy Ishikawa, and six grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Nikki M.H. Nakasone, 11, of Kaaawa, Hawaii, a sixth-grade student at Hauula Elementary School, died Nov. 10 in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by mother Lynnette Burdette-Lopez; stepfather Jesse Lopez; father Neal; brothers Lincoln and Ikaika Lopez; sisters Tazmyne Nakasone and Jessina, Jasmine and Jessica Lopez; and grandparents Vincent and Blossom Burdett, Nora and Juan Lopez and Harry and Joyce Nakasone. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Bullet Richard L. Nawai, 58, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a general supervisor in the construction industry, died Saturday at home. He also served in the U.S. Marines. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he is survived by wife Linda B.; sons Richard Jr., David and Aaron; daughter Malissa Silva; brothers Ohu Kaialau and Robert and Albert Nawai; sisters Matilda Warkentin, Mary Nawai, Otillia Kaikaka and Elizabeth Freitas; and five grandchildren. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Casual or aloha attire.

Bullet John Nguyen, 48, of Honolulu died last Wednesday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Vietnam, he is survived by wife Kathy, son Henry, and daughters Tracey and Francine. Vietnam Buddhist services: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Haruo Omuro, 82, of Haleiwa died Oct. 23. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brothers Jack and Charles, and sisters Toyoko Yamamoto and Carol Saito. Private services.

Bullet Paul L. Pakele, 63, of Waimanalo, a retired pipefitter for the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, died Thursday in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Dorothy; sons Paul W. and Russell; daughters Dora-Lee Afong, Marilyn Pakele, Cynthia Kauihana, Pauline and Bonnie Garcia and Paula Poahi; brothers Louis Jr., Francis and Rudy; sisters Esther Cambell, Eliza Likelio, Margaret Spencer and Kathleen Berrios; 27 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Assembly of God, 47-323 Ahuimanu Road in Kahaluu. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Gladys K.H. Pang, 86, of Waipahu died Thursday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Francis and Dwight, daughter Annette Yasutake, brother Fred Young, sisters Grace Calleon and Eunice Gee, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Ernesto A. Perlas, 88, of Waialua died Nov. 7 in Waialua. Born in Abra, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Andrea A.; children Edgar Valenzuela, Marie Shaw, Cora Lihilihi, Ernesto Perlas Jr. and Michael Pao; and seven grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Thelma S. Poepoe, 84, of Honolulu, a retired state tax office supervisor, died Nov. 6. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Dancette Chapman and Kaleinani Brown; son Daniel; brothers Kahu Sam Jr., Milton Saffrey and William Sanford; sisters Sarah Bell, Phyllis Nascimento, Kuualoha Callanan, Georgia Kay, Kuulei McClung and Lehua Nuuhiwa; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire.

Bullet Tanyalynn P.E. Robinson, 39, of Wailuku, a waitress at Archie's Restaurant, died Friday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Tanyalynn P.N. Enaena and Tammy K. Brown; companion Edward Brown; brothers Joseph K. Jr., Abraham K., Tracy I.K. and Stacey M. Enaena and Eugene M. Namauu; sisters Margaret K. Enaena Wright, Luvonne U.L. Riveira, Francine H. Santana and Mayson T. Ellis; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Bullet Jack E. Seabern, 82, of Lahaina, owner of Lahaina Towne Costume Shop, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was also former owner of Seabern Yachts on Maui. Born in St. Paul, Minn., he is survived by wife Marcia; sons Jack and John Seabern and Robert Stanford; daughters Laurie McClennan, Christina McCoy, Gretchen Jones and Heidi Leary; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Mareva Boat Lahaina Harbor. Reception: 1340 Front St. in Lahaina. No flowers. Donations suggested to Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, Hawaii 96768.

Bullet Sadao Shigeta, 80, of Hilo, a retired proprietor of S. Shigeta Contracting Co., died Monday at home. Born in Kaiwiki, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Yuriko; sons Larry and Allan; daughter Karen Ueyama; brother Sakai; sisters Hatsuyo Higuchi, Masako Shigeta and Yukie Okamura; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services over ashes: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Peggy R. Stanton, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired fashion merchandiser, died Friday in Kailua. Born in Oklahoma, she is survived by daughter Susan Hardy and granddaughter Bethany Hardy. Private services.

Bullet Ted T. Teragawachi, 75, of Honolulu, a retired photographer, died Nov. 9 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Sumiko, daughter Jennie S. Asato, brother Raymond and sisters Hideko Iwai and Mae Kunihisa. Private services.

Bullet Prestin M. Tokita, 16, of Omao, Kauai, a student at Kauai High and Intermediate School, died Thursday in Kapiolani Hospital. Born in Lihue, she is survived by mother Shayne, father Jett, sister Rhiannon, and grandmother Miyoko Horita. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Monsey P. Torres, 87, of Hilo, a laborer for Hilo Sugar, died Saturday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Kona, Hawaii, he is survived by daughters Sarah Pacheco, Mary and Dolores Riveira and Gloria Torres; sons Joseph, Benjamin and George; brother Simon; sisters Francis Perez and Dorothy Mathis; 30 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Call 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Ricarte C. Vidad, 68, of Honolulu, a dishwasher at various Waikiki hotels, died Oct. 29 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He also served in the military reserves in the Philippines. Born in Laoag City, the Philippines, he is survived by daughters Richelle L. and Rhevie R., brother Danny, and sister Filomina. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Bullet John N. Week, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired lieutenant colonel for the U.S. Air Force, died Thursday in Honolulu. He was also a retired salesman with IBM. Born in Wisconsin, he is survived by sons John Jr. and Russell, sister Lolita Seguin, and two grandchildren. Private inurnment.

Bullet Richard P. White, 73, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, a retired federal fireman at Pearl Harbor, died Monday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Puunene, Maui, he is survived by wife Henrietta, son Paul, daughter Marlene Bergeron, brother Greer, sisters Blanche Karratti and Vernay Correa, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Jamie M. Wong, 33, of Kailua died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Kevin, mother Gail Silva, father Allen Silva, brother Scott Silva, and grandmothers Eva Silva and Clementine Costa. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. John Vianney Church in Kailua. Call after 9:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire.



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