Saturday, September 18, 1999

David S. Bigay, 42, of Puhi, Kauai, a drywall person in construction, died Monday at home. He was born in Fairfield, Calif. He is survived by fiancee Belene Gutierrez; son Evan; brothers Patrick, William Jr. and Lonnie; and sisters Valorie Spotwood and Mama Mary Oshima. Services held. Private scattering of ashes. Luncheon: today at the residence, 2120 Ehu Place. Casual attire.

Won Pong Chin, 79, of Honolulu, died Tuesday in Honolulu. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by children Chong Ton, Song Ton, Ok Bun and Ok Sun Chin, Jinhee Fuji, Sugi Chin Yamashita, Chong Hui Kwock and Kyon Suk Sang, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Catharine P. "Miami" Heuser, 50, of Honolulu, co-owner of Rubber Stamps Plantation and Auntie's Hawaiian Stickers, died Tuesday in Honolulu. She is survived by wife Debra Zeleznik, brother Marc, and hanai mother Aunt Lillian Panovich. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Queen's Beach, Diamond Head of Pavillion. Call after 4 p.m. for celebration of life gathering/potluck. Bring chairs and lanterns.

Dorothy K. Kaya, 79, of Waipahu, died Monday in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Douglas H., Kenneth F., Daniel M. and Raymond T.; daughter Janet M.; brothers James H., Alfred S. and Thomas S. Koizumi; sister Jean I. Miyahara; and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Joan E.A.M. Lennox, 72, of Ewa Beach, a former art director for Liberty House Department Stores, died Wednesday at home. She was also an art lecturer at Honolulu and Leeward Community Colleges and courtroom illustrator for NBC-TV. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by sons Charles III and Brant K.; daughter Maile I. Raske; brother Brendan S. MacIntyre; and sisters Roberta N. Dix and Marijane Rietow. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wahiawa. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Casual or aloha attire.

Dan K. Matsumoto, 72, of Hilo, a retired deputy director with the Parks and Recreation County of Hawaii, died Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Verna; daughters Dannelle L. Masunaga and Vanda M. Kurashige; brothers Ken, Richard and Stanley; sisters Thelma Lim, Myrna Muraoka, Dorothy Yamamoto and Gladys Otsuka; and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frank M. Miernik, 81, of Honolulu, a retired salesman for Sioux City Brick and Tile, died Sunday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Minneapolis. He is survived by wife Dorothy and daughter Michaeline Belatti. Memorial services held.

Margaret K.R. "Mumbles" Oana, 72, of Waimea, Hawaii, a collector and antique dealer, died Tuesday in Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George; sons Louis, William and Brooks; daughters Tulane Sanchez, Robina Subiono, Arma Oana, Deena Hurwitz and Leilani Ulu; hanai parents John and Misao Yokote; hanai daughter Lauren Chancer; brothers Louis, Haines, Renny, Jerry and Melvin Rego; sisters Louise Ekhart, Enid Keone, Gladys Doane, Sadie Wise, Leilani Naone and Hedy Rego; 27 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Beach services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Kawaihae Landing under a white tent. Call after 2 p.m.

Ta Phasouk, 62, of Honolulu, a retired vegetable farmer, died Wednesday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Laos. He is survived by wife Peng; son In Peng; daughters Kong Pha, Som Fong and Teng; and 12 grandchildren. Chinese Buddhist services: 2-4 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Cremation follows.

Eduardo A. Simpliciano, 29, of Wahiawa, died Sunday in Wahiawa. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by mother Adela A., brothers Rogelio and Ferdinand, and sisters Cora Redor and Delia Cariaga. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Frances C. Tsumoto, 89, of Honolulu, is also survived by hanai brothers James, Richard and Thomas Hirao. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Cynthia M. Vasques, 93, of Lawai, Kauai, died Thursday in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by son Manuel; daughter Margaret Bukoski; sisters Mary Rapozo, Agnes Vasques, Margaret Victorino and Gussie Louis; brother Frank Machado; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Catherine's Church in Kapaa. Call from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Eizo A. Yamaguchi, also known as "Yama Duke," 73, of Honolulu died Sept. 9. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by former wife Dolores, son Yasu J., daughter Keiko, sister Bessie, brothers Henry and Eiko, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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