Thursday, June 24, 1999

Alejandro Yango, 82,
was Phillipine diplomat

Alejandro D. Yango, 82, who retired from the Philippines diplomatic service after a career spanning nearly 40 years, died Monday in Castle Hospital.

Yango served as consul-general in Hawaii from 1960 to 1966 and was Philippines ambassador to the United Nations from 1974 to 1982.

“He was member of the mission when the Philippines was named to a seat on the Security Council,” said his wife, Ernani Yango. “He was active in conferences on Law of the Sea meeting every year in Geneva, Vienna and Paris.”

Yango was born in Cabanatuan City and received a law degree from the University of the Philippines. Just after the end of World War II, he was one of five men selected to undertake U.S. State Department training for future diplomats in Washington, D.C., said Ernani Yango.

“It was so soon after the war that there were no commercial ships; he had to take military transport.”

His assignments included service in Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Guam and Japan. In 1985, the Yangos retired to Hawaii, which is home to their oldest son Rene and his family.

Yango is survived by his wife Ernani; sons Rene, Louis, Hector, Emmanuel, Myron and Christopher; brothers Mario and Francisco; sister Emilia DeJesus; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua. Friends may call after 9:30 a.m.


Bullet Jacob O. Adler, 86, of Honolulu, an emeritus professor of business administration at the University of Hawaii, will be remembered in an inurnment 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. He was also a historian distinguished for his work on the Kalakaua period. He was born in Chicago. Incorrect information published Tuesday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Marjorie Arruda, 85, of Honolulu, died Sunday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Mae Spargur, sister Hazel Patton, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private burial.

Bullet Gwen Bunn, 55, of Honomu, Hawaii, a saleswoman, died June 16 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Indonesia, she is survived by husband Russell Jr.; sons Russell III and Brian; daughters Joanne Chriss and Deanna McDevitt; brothers Arnold, Robin and Larry Aveling; and four grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Carlsmith Park in Hilo. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Bullet Philip R. Carrier, 85, of Honolulu died May 31. Born in Chicago, he is survived by wife Frances L.; sons John, Patrick and Gregory; and daughters Valerie and Beverly. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Church. Call after 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. No flowers. Casual attire.

Bullet Richard F. Casper, 81, of Honolulu, a hotel executive with Sheraton Hotel Corp., died June 13 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Pennsylvania, he is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Private services.

Bullet Kiyoto Date, 87, of Aiea, a retired carpenter from Dole Plantation, died Friday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Ewa, he is survived by wife Mildred Y., sons Glenn T. and Wayne S., daughter Karen Yoshino Miyama, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Walter Henriques, 73, of Kahaluu, a retired heavy equipment operator for Ben Hayashi Ltd., died Sunday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, Kona, he is survived by wife Amy Lou K.; children Walter, Aukai, Jason, Kaimi, Kimo and John Henriques, Dawn Shuilun Tavares and Lisa Nunies; brothers and sisters Julian and Tony Henriques, Walter Paulo, Halawe Bohreer, Puhipau and Harrub and Momi Ahmad Houssein; and 19 grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:15 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Ruth I. Iwasaki, 67, of Kaneohe, a retired first-grade teacher for Mokapu Elementary School, died Monday in Castle Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by husband Dr. Ernest, sons Dr. David and Carl, daughters Laurel Young and Ann Iwasaki-Wee, brother John Ide and five grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m.

Bullet Byong Ryon Ko, 86, of Korea, formerly of Hawaii, a church elder, died Friday in Korea. Born in Korea, he is survived by wife Hung Soon; sons Seung Kyun, Johng Kyun, Paul, Hyong Ki and Wan Ki; daughters Yong Ja, Ha Ja, Myong Jin and Eun Mi; 20 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bullet Gerald Lilly, 64, of Denver, formerly of Kapaa, a retired chief warrant officer from the U.S. Army, died last Thursday in Denver. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Martha; sons Kalani, Kai Noa and Kealii; daughters Kawehelani Macias, Malialani Lilly and Donna and Yvonne “Bonnie” Suhay; brothers Gene and Ted Lilly and John Kovich; sister Nicolene; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Bullet Rebecca “Mary” Martin, 67, of Kahului, a retired chef, died Monday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Paia, Maui, she is survived by husband Edilberto R.; son Eddie; brothers Terry, Jose, Florentino P. and Tony Lanias; sisters Vicky Andrade and Filomena L. Bailey; and six grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. July 2 at Christ the King Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. July 3 at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park.

Bullet Ethel T. Matsuura, 75, of Honolulu, a retired barber, died last Thursday in Honolulu. Born in Waimea, Kauai, she is survived by son Lloyd; daughters Charlene Hamamoto and Faith Moriki; brothers Yoshio, Yukio and Isamu Ayabe; sister Fumie Nonaka; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Bullet Amoe J.E. Meyer, 91, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a retired schoolteacher, died last Thursday in Kona Community Hospital. She was also a musician, singer and composer. Born in Akron, Ohio, she is survived by daughter Faith A. Bean, sister Judy DeMeo, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kona Stake Center, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on Kalani Street. Call from 9 to 10:45 a.m. No flowers.

Bullet Mitsuru “Mitzi” Miyoi, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House sales counter manager, died June 11 in Hale Nani Rehab Facility. Born in Los Angeles, she is survived by daughters Jane J. Ho and Laureen M. Kai, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Robert B. O'Neill, 82, of Honolulu, a retired major with the U.S. Army, died Saturday in Honolulu. Born in Burlington, Wis., he is survived by sons Robert and Michael, daughters Margaret and Kathleen Zavodnik, and a granddaughter. Burial: 2 p.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Bullet Calvin Oi Dak Pang, 80, of San Jose, Calif. is also survived by brother Ben and sister Dorothy Heu. Additional information for an obituary published Monday provided by the family.

Bullet David L. Perry, 81, of Honolulu, a retired heavy equipment operator for Pearl Harbor, died yesterday in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sister Elizabeth Jardine. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 5 to 8 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Warren A. Pierce Jr., 51, of Kihei, Maui, a postal clerk for the U.S. government, died Saturday at home. Born in San Francisco, he is survived by wife Margaret V. Private services.

Bullet Lanette E. Puckett, 33, of Cologne, Minn., died Monday in Minnesota. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Troy, children Amanda and Ashley, parents Burt and Patricia Thompson, sisters Cheryl Rice and Charlene Schilling, and brother Clayton Thompson. Services on the mainland.

Bullet Lawlor M. Reck, 62, of Kaaawa, a substitute teacher, died June 14 in Ithaca, N.Y. He was also a retired aquatics specialist. Born in New York, he is survived by companion Andrea C. Renaud; sons Stephen Reck and Edmond Jr. and Ricky Renaud; daughters Sabrina and Shannon Reck, Adrienne Renaud-Cashman and Kathryn Donahue; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 6 tonight at Kaaawa Beach Park. Casual or aloha attire.

Bullet Teresa P. “Terry” Sousa, 73, of Kailua, a retired bookkeeper, died Monday in Kailua. Born in Steelton, Pa., she is survived by sons Dr. Michael, Mark and Steven; brothers Thomas, Richard and Frank Verbos; sister Margaret Carrich; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 8 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Call after 7:30 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Bullet Emily N. Takae, 30, of Honolulu will be remembered in services 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Robert K. Tuttle, 45, of Honolulu, a remodeler and owner of RKT Enterprises, died June 13 in Honolulu. Born in Washington, he is survived by father Ronald, mother Jackie, brothers Ronald Jr. and Allen, and sister Victoria Livingston. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii.

Bullet Shizuko T. Wataya, 96, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired forelady with Hawaiian Canneries, died Tuesday at home. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, she is survived by daughters Doris E. and Floris H., three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Eliza Y.A. Wells, 82, of Michigan died June 14. Born in Hawaii, she is survived by sons Walter Wells and Douglas and Lloyd Galbraith; daughter Loretta Smith; brother Arthur Alexander; sisters Mabel Caffaro and Evelyn Clark; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Bullet Bo Ming Yee, 83, of Denver, a tennis professional, died Sunday in Littleton, Colo. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brother Clarence; sisters Lillian Wong and Clara Ching; daughters Sharrie Ann Wadsack, Cynthia Dahlstrom and Audrey Spencer; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services at a later date.

Bullet Tokio “Baba” Yoshida, 80, of Makakilo and formerly of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter, died June 15 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Kaneohe, he is survived by wife Eleanor H.; son Alan T.; daughters Audrey K. Mori and Sharon S. Yoshida; and sisters Claire Sakata, Beatrice Araki, Margaret Wago and Helen Yoshimura. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

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