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Saturday, November 25, 2000

Historian, author
Walter Foulke Judd
dies at 81

By Mary Adamski

Walter Foulke Judd poured his lifelong interest in history into books he wrote about Hawaii's past.

And he took his avocation beyond words into activism that helped keep the past alive. Judd spearheaded a 1960s effort that saved Iolani Barracks from demolition and later served as chairman of the committee that directed restoration of Iolani Palace in the 1970s.

As a Hawaii Air National Guard officer, he worked to create the Royal Guard, a ceremonial unit modeled after King Kalakaua's household guard.

Judd, a Kaneohe resident, died Nov. 20 at the age of 81. He was born on Molokai, great-grandson of Dr. Gerrit P. Judd, a physician who arrived in Hawaii in the early 19th century with the first New England missionaries.

Judd served in the 8th Air Force in Europe during World War II and continued to serve in the National Guard until retirement as a colonel 30 years ago.

He pushed for the creation of the Royal Guard, a volunteer unit of National Guard members of Hawaiian ancestry, which he described in a 1980 interview as "a tangible expression of pride in our Hawaiian heritage, and to be something by which the people of today could see something of yesterday."

The Royal Guard is now a familiar sight in parades and ceremonies.

The formation of the unit in 1963 coincided with another successful effort through which the state Legislature agreed to save the barracks which the old guard once occupied. The structure, which predated Iolani Palace, was moved to the palace grounds from its original location at the site of the state Capitol.

Next came restoration of Iolani Palace, which had housed the state Legislature.

"He loved it, it fitted in with his life interest in history," said Jean Judd, his wife of 51 years.

He headed the restoration committee when the basic work of refurbishing the interior was under way.

"That was before they added furniture," she said. "They got an artist who made lyres to carve the uprights for the stairway banister."

Jean Judd said her husband was thwarted in one foray into personal history. "He was interested in finding out where the first Judd came from in England. We went to England eight or nine times ... but he never traced it completely."

In addition to his wife, Judd is survived by daughter Victoria Hill; sister Rita Judd of Del Mar, Calif., and two granddaughters.

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery. The family asks that flowers be omitted and informal attire be worn.


Karleen T.P. Abreu, 38, of Kihei, a housekeeper at Maui Prince Hotel, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by companion Donna DeRego, parents Edward and Katherine, brothers Eddie and Albert, and sister Wileen Crosby. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Makawao Cemetery. Aloha attire. Leis only.

Maynard Evans, 82, of Honolulu, a retired electrical engineer for aircraft manufacturers, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Roslyn, Wash. He is survived by daughter Lisa H. Moon and extended ohana of Anna Bannanas. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Melva S.S.L. "Apana" Foust, 61, of Mililani died Nov. 17 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband David G.; sons Raymond Tanaka Jr. and Daren Foust; daughters Renee Mercado, Debra Wentz and Sandra "Nalani" Foust; brothers Kenneth and Allan Apana; sisters Blossom Aiu, Carole Suganuma and Dorothy Ulibas; and seven grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Pamela Hoey-Baldwin, 56, of Honolulu, co-founder of Media Links, died Thursday. She was born in Michigan. She is survived by husband C. Benjamin II; stepchildren Karen Zimmerman, Licia Brown and C. Benjamin III "Rick"; mother Jeanne Halversen; brothers Christopher and Peter Hoey; and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary By the Sea Church. No flowers. Donations suggested to Institute for Human Services Inc., 546 Kaaahi St., Honolulu 96817.

Frank R. Hough, 90, of Honolulu died Nov. 5. He was born in Blissfield, Mich. He is survived by wife Mary "Betty;" son Frank Jr.; stepsons Don Tyler and Charles "Butch" and Marvin Jacobsen; daughters Frances Galeano, Phylis Ricklefs, Nancy McGowan and Marilyn McCallister; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

Thomas S. Kamisato, 86, of Wahiawa, a retired mechanic foreman from Dole Co., died Nov. 21 at home. He was born in Lahaina, Maui. He is survived by wife Gladys T.; sons Irving H., Wayne T., Nathan Y. and Thomas S. Jr.; daughter Charlotte M.; sister Charlotte Higa; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Charles H. Kanoho Jr., 58, of Kahului, a bartender, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by sons Charles H. III and Robert; daughter Jamie; hanai daughter Alicia Singer; brothers John H., Tony and George; sister Betty Maldonado; hanai sister Susie; and hanai brothers Raymond Connor and Bill Medeiros. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations made to the family appreciated.

Shizuko Kawamura, 91, of Aiea, a retired co-owner of Kawamura Auto Service, died Nov. 17 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son Richard; daughters Violet Nonaka, Carol Nakashima and Alice Yamashita; brothers Kenneth and Chuichi Shimono; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yoshio Kuniyoshi, 98, of Waipahu died Nov. 16 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Henza, Okinawa. He is survived by wife Misao, sons Kenneth "Mamo" and Haruo, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Francis K. Mahelona, 77, of Kaneohe is survived by wife Louise K.; sons Francis "Gabby," Earl P. and Lloyd K.; daughters Audrey Menza, Francine "Lilinoe" Caraballo and Lanette Reppun; sisters Philomena Aranio, Helen Kane and Mary "Mele" Lee; brother John Holi; 20 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Incorrect information for an obituary published Thursday provided by the mortuary.

Harry C. Myers of Kailua, a retired safety officer for the state Department of Transportation, died Oct. 28 in Kokomo, Ind. He also worked as a personnel director for Dole Corp. and for First Hawaiian Bank. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by wife Lenore H., sister Juanita Svedi, sons Jim and Greg, four grandchildren and stepgrandchildren. Memorial services: Noon Dec. 9 at St. John Lutheran Church. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Joseph's Foundation, Hospice Care, Kokomo, Ind.

Minerva P.N. Naehu, 72, of Aiea, who worked for United Airlines, died Wednesday in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Joseph; children Wanda Salas, Wadsworth Naehu, Marcie Botelho, Minerva Hohaia, Blaise Naehe and Ethel Takasaki; sisters Jane Kakelaka, Emmeline Foster, Blossom Kelii and Lydia Haena; brother Thomas Nahiwa; 30 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aiea. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Jose S. Noble, 91, of Waipahu died Nov. 14 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Tarlac, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Felicitas C. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Myrtle Ortiz, 61, of Koloa, Kauai, died Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by husband Nicholas, daughters Mary Luedke and Margaret Garcia, sons Alex Bode and Paul Ortiz, twin sister Margie Rego, stepsister Yvonne Fernandez and another stepsister, nine stepbrothers and seven grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Koloa Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Leon Rentigrado, 99, of Kau, Hawaii, died Nov. 18 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by hanai daughter Darlene Sindlinger and two hanai grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes. Gathering: 1 p.m. tomorrow at the family residence, next to the old Chinese Church, Mamalahoa Highway.

Harry Y. Takemoto, 86, of Honolulu, a retired co-owner of Island Fender Shop, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by son Craig S., daughters Barbara Abe and Sandra Y. Amakawa, brothers Thomas T. and Takeo, sister Ann S. Toda, and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Genichi "Geno" Toguchi, 72, of Waipahu, who retired from the U.S. Air Force, died Monday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He also retired from Barbers Point Hawaii. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Gerald M.; daughters Coleen C. Tanaka, Yvonne H. Isobe, Susie S. Usam and Sandra A. Toguchi; sister Chiyoko Yamashiro; friend Jean Ogata; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Thomas T. Yoshikawa, 56, of Kailua, a retired telephone repairman with GTE Hawaiian Telephone Co., died last Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Brent Y., daughter Sarah Y., mother Clara U. and sisters Barbara S. Nakano and Beverley E. Vieu. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after noon. Inurnment: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
The index of the library's microfilm archive, which goes
back several decades, is available via Telnet software.

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