Wednesday, March 31, 1999

Waterhouse was one
of the ’Bows best

The longtime UH athletic booster
died in his sleep yesterday
at the age of 87

By Bill Kwon


Alexander Cooke Waterhouse, one of the University of Hawaii's staunchest athletic boosters, died at his Waialae-Kahala home yesterday. He was 87.

"He died peacefully in his sleep," said Ed Wong, a long-time friend and chairman of the board, president and CEO of Waterhouse, Inc.

"Alec was interested in University of Hawaii football 'til the very end," added Wong, who told him about the opening of spring football for the Rainbows on Monday. "He was so pleased that everything went well at practice. We're going to continue his legacy in helping the university athletic program."

One of the founding fathers of Koa Anuenue, the UH sports booster organization, Waterhouse donated $303,000 to help buy the state-of-the-art equipment for the weight room at the Stan Sheriff Center. The facility, which opened in 1995, is named in his honor.

When June Jones was named head football coach last December, Waterhouse made a commitment to a new grass practice field expected to cost around $500,000.

"We have lost a very good friend," Jones said. "I don't think I ever met a guy who never had anything bad to say about anybody. He's a big loss to this program and to our community. He was a very humble man, a great friend and a great person."

Waterhouse, who comes from an old kamaaina family, befriended all of the UH coaches, opening his Kula, Maui, retreat or his Kauai ranch for their summer vacations. He also owned four golf courses in California.

"We really lost a good friend. It creates a big void in our athletic program," UH athletic director Hugh Yoshida said.

"He was always there when we needed help. He was always loyal to the Rainbows, win or lose."

Jim Burns, president of Koa Anuenue, called Waterhouse one of the great supporters of UH sports.

"He was totally devoted. We need more like him," said Burns, whose father, the late Gov. John A. Burns, called on Waterhouse to become one of the charter members of Koa Anuenue back in the 1960s.

Waterhouse is survived by his wife, Belle; a sister, Martha "Pattie" Krueter of Piedmont, Calif.; a son, Alexander C. "Sandy" Waterhouse Jr. of Oregon; a daughter, Sue Anna Wells of Honolulu; stepsons Ross and Jeff Bigham; stepdaughters Kim McKinney and Sheree Bigham, and eight grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at the First Southern Baptist Church of Pearl Harbor on Saturday at 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to the following: Na Koa Football Club, Palama Settlement, Punahou School or Waialae Baptist Church.

Services tonight for Zippy's
president Francis T. Higa

Francis T. Higa, 63, of Honolulu, president of Zippy's Inc., will be remembered in services at 6 p.m. today at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

He is survived by wife Ruth K.; sons Jason T. and Kendrick H.; daughter Kristine N.; mother Kameko; brothers Marshall Y., Charles A. and Richard M.; and sisters Grace S. Asari and Edna H. Funakoshi.

Bullet Eugene I. Arakaki, 78, of Honolulu died Sunday at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by daughters Lynn A. Oda, Susan S. Higa and Debra H. Arakaki; sisters Norma H. Nakamura, Sadako Tonaki and Dorothy F. Higa; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Ah Kam Chang Au, 96, of Honolulu died March 23 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation Center. Born in Heeia, she is survived by sons William S.K., Harry S.H. and Roland S.C.; daughters Violet S.M. Au and Alice S.C. Crowe; brother Wah Ho Chang; sister Mun Lun Au and Bessie Yuen; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bullet Duncan Campbell, 95, of Kailua, died March 24 in Kailua. Born in Scotland, he is survived by nephews Hamish and James Campbell and Adam Scott; and niece Joan McLennan. Services: 9:15 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bullet Chun Ah Chan, 73, of Honolulu, owner of McCully Chop Suey Restaurant, died Monday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Kwung Tong, China, he is survived by wife Wai Yin; sons Joseph and Peter; brothers Shea Pung, Shea Jun and Shea Quon; sisters Siu Yu and Siu Chen; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Bullet Leon L.M. Chun, 79, of Honolulu, who practiced law in Honolulu for 30 years, died March 13 in Arcadia, Calif. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Kenneth, Stephen and John; daughters Carol and Susan; brothers Leong Wah, Edmund, Henry, Clyde and Larry; and sisters Rosaline Zane, Helen Kau and Betty Chee. Private services.

Bullet Norma Jean Costales, 53, of Waianae, an employee at the state Department of Taxation, died March 22 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Wahiawa, she is survived by husband John; sons Adam, Sammy and Gary; daughter Jo-Ann Laping; brothers Edward Cabico and Christopher Madayag; sisters Florinda Wright, Evelyn Paas, Jerrine Calantoc, Melissa Tubon and Charlene Cabico; and four grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Mabel K. Forcum, also known as “Jane,” “Blue” or “Aunty Jane of Milolii,” 66, of Kailua-Kona, died Sunday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Napoopoo, Hawaii, she is survived by son Michael; daughters Abelene and Georgiana; brothers Stanislaus Poaha and Nelson and Franklin Kahele; sisters Evangeline Kim, Daisy Chiartano, Marjorie Abrojena, Myra Kaneta, Carole Laa and Jeanette Zaffuto; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hauoli Kamanao Church. Call from 7 a.m. to noon. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

Bullet Miyoko K. Fujiyama, 86, of Hilo died Thursday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Japan, she is survived by sons Kenneth and Roland; daughters Carol Fujita, Allene Osedo and Grace Fong; brother Masao Koga; sisters Sumiko Watanabe and Kathryn Tanaka; and eight grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Cross. Call after noon. Inurnment: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Ayako Hayase, 94, of Honolulu died March 17. Born in Aiea, she is survived by sons Robert, James, Richard and Henry; daughters Violet Medeiros, Janet Tsuma and Jeanne Fujita; sister Yukie Onosaki; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Sylvia A. Kalua, 59, of Kaneohe, an office manager with Royal Princess Cruises Inc., died Sunday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Robert B., sons Curtis M. and Duane L., daughter Kim K. Wong, brother Wallace S. Amioka and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Clara F. Kanno, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired employee for Kukui Mortuary, died Feb. 27 in Castle Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Edward; sons Roy and Clayton; daughter Carol Arakawa; brother Henry Uyehara; sisters Tsuruko Yatabe, Hanami Takekawa, Mildred Higa, Mabel Fujimoto and Gladys Mishima; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Aurora L. Koon, 96, died Thursday in Cleburne, Texas. Born in New Haven, Conn., she is survived by Vic, daughters Betty Petherbridge, Jo Dobbs and Gwen Green, 12 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 p.m. April 11 at University Avenue Baptist Church in Honolulu. Private inurnment and graveside services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Victor and Lee Koon Endowment Fund, Hawaii Baptist Academy, 2429 Pali Highway, Honolulu 96817.

Bullet Vicente E. Magsanoc, 74, of Ewa Beach died March 6 in Ewa Beach. Born in Pangasinan, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Modesta O.; sons Fernando, Jerry and Jeremias; daughter Zenaida Brown; brothers Tomas and Narciso; sisters Flory Vila and Judie Lacquiao; and four grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Roland D. Moore, 63, of Hilo, a self-employed artist, died Saturday at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Teresita; daughters Abra J., Mia and Marilyn; sons Matthew, Pepe and Zack; mother Jesse; sister Joyce Russel; and a grandchild. Memorial gathering: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Coconut Island in Hilo. Casual attire.

Bullet Shigeko Mosher, 71, of Waianae died Friday. Born in Japan, she is survived by companion Harold Hakman, son Dennis, three sisters in Japan, and a granddaughter. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday at Waianae Boat Harbor. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Bullet Shizuyo W. Oishi, 101, of Honolulu, a retired Mahelona State Hospital kitchen aide, died March 19. Born in Kapaia, Kauai, she is survived by sons Masaichi, Noboru and Robert; daughters Grace Kagawa and Kay and Akiye Oishi; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Mitori Ota, 86, of Wailuku died Tuesday at home. Born in Lahaina, she is survived by husband Mamoru, daughter Prudence, brother Takeshi Tanaka and sister Sumiko Mishima. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Friday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission.

Bullet Marcelo Polido, 79, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired fireroom operator for the former Kau Agribusiness, died March 19 in Kau Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by sons Solomon, Edward, Ken and Rick; daughters Susan Lebehn, Madelina Martinez, Ruth Kahele, Elizabeth, Gay, Marilyn, Belinda and Lorna Polido and Rachel Kaholoaa; sisters; brothers; 31 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at the family home in Pahala. Call after 6 p.m. All-night vigil to follow. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the residence. Burial: Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet James W. Ryan, 73, of Virginia, a fire control technician, died Saturday in Biloxi, Miss. Born in Torrington, Conn., he is survived by daughter Kathleen Skinner, sons Stephen and Michael of Hawaii, sister Cathleen O'Dea and brother Robert. Services on the mainland.

Bullet Sophie K. Sheather, 85, of Honolulu, formerly with Bishop Estate and the Hilton Hawaiian Village, died Thursday in Honokaa, Hawaii. She was also an advisor for the Democratic Party. Born in Wailuku, she is survived by sons Patrick and Michael, daughter Donni Helbush, sisters Margaret Petrie and Leonie Blair, brothers John Burnell and Lionel Waiwaiole, 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bullet Winifred L.C. Smith, 73, of Williams, Ore., died March 18. Born in Waipahu, she is survived by daughter Patricia; brother Clarence Wong; sisters Alice Chun, Dianna Orndoff and Rose Salazar; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services held.

Bullet Pedro G. Talub, 77, of Honolulu, who retired from the Ala Moana Center maintenance department, died March 23. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by son Mario, sister Maxima and three grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. April 8 at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:45 a.m. April 9 at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Greenhaven Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Teresa V. Vizcarra, 89, of Honolulu died Friday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Manila, she is survived by children Jose, Eduardo and Ernesto Vizcarra and Lucila Ferguson; sister Pacita Ramillosa; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow.

Bullet Kenneth K. Yamaguchi, 73, of Honolulu, a retired federal accountant, died March 7 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Hamakuapoko, Maui, he is survived by brothers Munaki Morimoto and Shoji Yamaguchi; and sisters Chizuru Iwamoto, Kaoru Hashizumi, Dorothy Yamato and Thelma Irimata. Private services.

Bullet Ronald T. Yanazaki, 55, of Honolulu, a self-employed distributor, died Friday in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Olaa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife JoAnn K.; sons Greg, David and Ryan; daughter Lynn Baldomero; mother Mae Y.; a brother; sister Carole Ng; and a granddaughter. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet William Y. Yoshina, 71, of Hilo, a retired heavy equipment foreman for Amfac Distribution, died Friday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Papaaloa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Chiemi; sons Dirk Y. and Albert S.; daughter Erna S. Shamburger; brothers Howard F. and James Y.; sisters Hatsumi Kubota, Michiko Hamamoto, Bernadette K. Nakahata and Otoe Ebisu; and a granddaughter. Services over ashes: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Mildred A.C. Young, 66, of Honolulu died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, she is survived by son Joseph P. Kisting, daughters Amy Hatch and Georgiana Young, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: noon Saturday at Waimanalo State Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow.

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