Former OlympianStar-Bulletin staff
ORourke Wong dies
Gail O'Rourke Wong, 57, of Honolulu, an independent sales representative for several mainland clothing companies, died Monday at Queen's Medical Center.
She was an All-American volleyball player at Marymount College in Los Angeles and a member of the 1964 United States Olympic volleyball team.
O'Rourke Wong was born in New York and raised in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
She is survived by a son, Adam; a brother, Brian, and a sister, Terri.
Following the 1964 Olympics, O'Rourke Wong moved to Honolulu and first worked for Surf Line Hawaii.
She remained active in the volleyball community, playing for a number of teams that went to the United States Volleyball Association nationals. Her last trip to the nationals was for the 1988 Master's Tournament.
Services are scheduled for Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Star of the Sea Church, 4469 Malia St. Casual attire.
Eugene B. Abiang, 50, of Kailua, a surfboard laminator, died Sunday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Stephanie; daughters Nicolette, Noelle, Breana and Cherie; sisters Donna Abiang-Juranits and Anita Allen, and brothers Ambrose Bolante and Max and Darryl Bantangan. Services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua First Ward. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Theresa A. Allen, 53, of Mililani, a dental assistant for the Department of Health, died March 26 in Queen's Hospital. She was also an independent Amway distributor. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert H.C.; sons Allen "Kaiona" Whitaker and Jacob V. Velde; daughter Kristin "Healani" Olaes; brothers Eugene and Raymond Akaka and Isaac Littlejohn; sisters Helen Balmores and Bernadette "Maile" Yagi, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
Louis U. Austria, also known as "Sonny" or "Yangco," 73, of Wahiawa, a retired Army Special Forces master sergeant, died March 28 in Spark Matsunaga Veterans Center, Tripler Army Hospital. He was born in Ka'eleku, Maui. He is survived by sons Francis Kanakanui and Douglas "Mike" and Richard Austria; daughters Francine "Noelani" Guerra-Ng, Bernadette "Momi" Oto and Lynette "Nene" Maynard; brothers Phil "Kahanu" Austria and George Yangco; sister Eleanor Roldan; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild, and hanai children and grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.
Consolacion B. "Connie" Bautista, 79, of Ewa Beach died March 16 in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Paulino B.; son John R.; daughter Tanya L. Moore; brother Francisco; sister Josephina Aldana, and eight grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
McKinney K. Campbell, 90, of Honolulu, a retired shop foreman for James W. Glover, died March 27 at home. He was born in Humuula, Hawaii. He is survived by sons William Jr. and Andrew Watson; daughter Irene Kaderman; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.
Albert B. Carr, 69, of Honolulu, professor of Science Education with the University of Hawaii, died March 30 in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Norma; daughters Lorrie Ohashi and Dr. Linda Carr; sons Kevin and David; brother Bruce, and two grandchildren. Services at a later date. Donations suggested to the National Kidney Foundation.
George H.C. Chew, 79, of Honolulu, retired from Amfac, died March 4 in Tripler Army Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by brother Raymond. Private services.
Casiano S. Colobong, 89, of Honolulu, an employee with the Sheraton Moana Hotel, died March 12 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Ann A.; son Francis, and brother Moises. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Eulynne L. "Lynn" Dumayag, 41, of Ewa Beach died Thursday in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. She is survived by husband Alexander "Mario"; sons Leopoldo A. Jr. and Leroy S. Ganotisi; stepdaughter Rowena Kimberly; mother Barbara Goodwin; stepfather Robert Goodwin; brothers Eugene, Mark, Chris, Calvin and Darrell "Kalani" Kaina and Robert Jr., Tracy and William Goodwin; sisters Darlene Pa, Eugena and Sandra Kaina and Clarenza Brown, and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Ewa Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.
Richard F. Enomoto, 70, of Waipahu died March 30 in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Nancy Y. Murai, Ellen T. Enomoto and Mildred H. Furumizo. Memorial services: 6 tonight at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Miu Lan U. Esposo-Aguiar, 39, of Eleele, Kauai, office manager for Hawaii Home Infusion, died Friday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Gregory Aguiar; sons Chas and Chris Fu; daughter Chelse Fu; stepdaughter Tiana Aguiar; stepson Kele Aguiar; mother Marilyn Loumoli; stepmother Fely Garabilez; sisters Flora Ulanday, Melissa Rivera, Colleen Louis and Lillian Cabral; brothers Pete Garabilez and Chad Cabral, and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kapaa Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Burial: Kapaa Public Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire. Donations suggested to Friends of Miulan Esposo-Aguiar c/o First Hawaiian Bank, 4423 Rice St., Lihue, Hawaii 96766.
Kekoapa'ahau'oli Fernandez-Hanawahine, infant son of Joseph Fernandez III and E. Noelani Hanawahine died March 26 in Waianae. He is also survived by sisters Kaleoku'uolehua Waipahewale and Kau'i Ku'umakanaokanani; grandmothers Shirley Fernandez and Mary K. Hanawahine; grandfathers Joseph Fernandez Jr. and Clifford S. Hanawahine, and great-grandfather Jonah Tam. Private services: 8 a.m. Sunday at Makaha Beach, at the point outside Makaha Beach Flagpole.
Joseph V. Hightower, 76, of Honolulu, who retired from the University of Hawaii, died Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Katherine Cordeiro; sons James and Thomas; daughters Katherine, Joeann and Raylee, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: noon Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire.
Joseph Iokia, 72, of Waianae, an ammunition handler at Lualualei, died March 18 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Michael Keaulana, Harold Peters, David Ha'o, Preston Kuamo'o, Samuel Hao and Joseph Jr., Samuel, Jerry, Sherwood, Hauoli and Joey Iokia; daughters Debra Johnson, Josette West, Velva Peters, Delina Kekino, Iseylene Epperson, Jacklyn Silva, Helene Nahina and Davelyn Smith; brothers David K. and David P.; sisters Annie Ha'o, Margaret Poe, Lillian H. Davis and Nancy Iokia, 61 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Nanakuli Door of Faith Church, 89-142 Haleakala Ave. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: noon at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery.
Raymond T. Iwane, 43, of Mililani died Thursday in Wahiawa. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by daughters Corey M. and Mia A.; father Shigeru, and sister Irene Fern. Private services.
Gladiola N. Kahinu, 73, of Kalamaula, Molokai died March 25 in Kaunakakai, Molokai. She was born in Kalamaula. She is survived by husband George; sons George Jr. and Eric; daughters Lani Mahiai, Karen Kahalewai and Louise Iaea; brother Frank Rodrigues, and sister May Remigio. Services: 11 a.m. April 15 at the home, Lot 19K Kamehameha 5 Highway in Kalamaula, Molokai. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Molokai Veterans Cemetery.
Amelia P.K. King, 65, of San Jose, Calif. will be buried at 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. She is survived by sister Louis H.A. Furtado. Incorrect information for an obituary published Saturday was provided by the mortuary.
Regidor C. Lebag, 85, of Honolulu died March 24 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rebecca T.; son Apolinario; daughters Dolores Josue, Librada Reamillio, Erlinda Moraga, Consuelo Bruno, Marina Federico, Lucila Bristol and Cristeta Ugale; brother Severino; stepsons Larry and Armando "Boy" Ortega; stepdaughters Leticia Saludo and Julieta Chan, 29 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 tonight at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.
Lincoln W.Y. Loo, 76, of Honolulu died March 24 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ellen; sons Leighton, Nathan and Lance; brother Richard, and sister Gladys Thom. Services held.
Gloria J. Marcellino, 47, of Kona, Hawaii, a dining room hostess at the Kona Village Resort, died last Wednesday at home. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by husband Daniel Navarro; sons Giovanni and Gabriel Marcellino-Navarro; brothers Gerald and Gene, and stepchildren Danny, Terry-lyn, Darwin, Delvin and Denise. Memorial services: noon to 1 p.m. Sunday at Daniel Navarro's residence, 73-1118 Oluolu St. Call from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Masuo "Matsy" Nakai, 78, of Wahiawa, former owner/proprietor of "Nakai's Grocery" in Wahiawa, died March 25 at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by brother Henry T. and sister Jean K. Fukeda. Memorial services: 6:30 tonight at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Ethel M.T. Otani, 80, of Honolulu, a retired sales clerk for Thrifty Drug Store, died Monday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. She is survived by sons Wayne K. and Mitchell H.; daughters Carol A. Hanold and Kathleen N. Otani; sisters Elsie Oshiro, Jane Kobayashi and Gladys Yoshimura, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Martha T. Rogoff, 57, of Kula, Maui, owner of Calasa Service Station, died Friday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by mother Elsie; sons Adam, John, Justin and Nicholas; brothers Stephen and Ted, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the family home in Kula.
Violet H. Saito, 74, of Waimanalo, a retired registered nurse from Leahi Hospital, died March 21 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Calvin, Charles and Carl; brothers Tsutomu and Makoto Shinagawa; sister Alice Leu, and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Fermin Saltiban, 46, of Honolulu, a city groundskeeper, died March 15. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by sons Michael Orta and Kaulana Saltiban; daughters Elizabeth, Kalena and Kalina; brothers Torrance, William and Lloyd; sisters Josephine Sinenci, Leonera and Carol Ann Saltiban and Valerie Nahoopii, and companion Agnes Mikasobe. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call from 8 to 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes: Lualualei Beach Park at sunset. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations accepted.
Dalapas S. Salumbak, 75, of Honolulu, a retiree, died last Wednesday in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Norma Yoshimura and Thelma Medhurst, and sons Ruben, Edelberto, Efren and Rodallfo. Services in the Philippines.
Mary Ann L. Tepedino, 75, of Oxon Hill, Md. died March 24 in Maryland. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Louis. Services: 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 2:30 p.m. Burial at a later date at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Henry D. Udasco, 82, of Honolulu died Monday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lorna P.; son John H.; daughters Diadema Pandaraoan, Evelyn Rizaldo and Ana A. and Myla D. Udasco; stepson Eric Agbayani; sister Estrella Bonoan, and seven grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Dorothy A. Vierra, 75, of Las Vegas died March 19. Incorrect information for an obituary published Friday was provided by the family.
Roberta L. Yasui, 64, of Honolulu, a retired credit collections coordinator at Chaminade University, died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kerry, Keith, Kevin and Darrell; daughter Ronnie Lynn Lemn; brother Alvin Sanborn; sister Margaret Sanborn, and eight grandchildren. Memorial services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mystical Rose Chapel at Chaminade University. Call after 12:30 p.m. Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Bernard F. Young, 95, of Honolulu, retired from Hawaiian Electric, died March 27 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy; sons Emmett and Brian; daughters Bernadette Lau, Nathalie Lee and Leonora Wong; sister Clara Chung, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Kaheka Street. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to St. Francis Hospice or the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.
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