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Posted on: Wednesday, February 14, 2001


The Advertiser publishes obituaries about people of interest to its readers as a free public service. Obituaries may be submitted by mortuaries or, with proof of death, by individuals in writing. Fax 525-8037 or write to Obituaries Editor, The Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802. Include a contact name and phone number. We reserve the right to edit for form, style and newsworthiness. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. To publish paid death notices, call Hawaii Newspaper Agency classified ads at 521-9111.

JOHN "JACK" BEARDSLEY JR., an internationally distinguished expert on insects and pest control, died Feb. 5 in Honolulu while working at the Bishop Museum on an assessment for the Maui Airport extension. He was 74. See story.

DONALD E. IMIG, a former savings and loan executive in Hawaii, is remembered as a banker people could trust. He died Feb. 4 at his home in Leesburg, Fla., at age 68. See story.

DAVID "BLA" EUGENE ROBINS, a musician from Molokai who performed in various Friendly Isle bands and played backup for Don Ho, Melveen Leed and others, died Friday at the age of 57. See story.

MUNEO "MOON" SAMESHIMA, 82, of Waimea, a former Hawaii County councilman who led a property tax reform movement in the '70s, died Sunday at North Hawai'i Community Hospital. See story.

EDWARD GREGORY KUKUNAOKALA CHERRY JR., 54, of Honolulu, died Feb. 8, 2001. Born in San Francisco. A charter boat captain. Survived by wife, Lesley; parents, Edward "Scotty" Cherry and Marian Boyd; brothers, Scott Cherry, Jim, John, Tommy and Manu Boyd; sister, Chris Letman. Service 3 p.m. Saturday at Holy Nativity Church. Scattering of ashes 9 a.m. Sunday, launching from Maunalua Bay. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

ELMO F. COZZA, 82, died Jan. 28, 2001. Born in San Francisco. Dance orchestra violinist, including on the Bob Hope Show. Survived by wife, Mignon; sons, Scott and Layne; sisters, Henriette Cozza and Gloria Vines; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by The Neptune Society of Northern California, Novato, Calif.

JOAN JOYCE DOLIENTE-VALITE, 69, of Hawi, Hawaii, died Feb. 8, 2001. Born in Kohala, Hawaii. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Wayne and Anthony Doliente; daughters, Norma Baker, Marilyn Agliam and Jessie Maikui; brothers, Ben Tabarejo and Ronald Yanos; sisters, Rita Kauina, Remedios Ebanez and Joy Lorita; seven grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church, Hawi, Hawaii; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

MUTSURO FUKUDA, 79, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died Feb. 1, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired State of Hawaii Department of Transportation maintenance foreman. Survived by son, Brian; daughter, Eunice Takemoto; four grandchildren; brother, Akira. Private service held. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

ERRIC PAUL MASANOBU FUJIWARA, 55, of Wahiawa, died Feb. 5, 2000. Born in Ewa. General contractor; owner of Home Contractors Inc. and F & F Inc. Survived by wife, Carolyn; son, Shane; daughters, Dawn Takara and Regina Yamamoto; six grandchildren; mother, Marjorie; sister, Jasmine Uehara; grandmother, Marion Kuraoka. Visitation 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

ERNESTO PERALTA GARCIA, 76, of Waipahu, died Jan. 29, 2001. Born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of Pasuquino Association of Hawaii. Survived by wife, Fe; sons, Romeo and Froebel; daughters, Aurora Acidera, Cora ReVilla, Estrella Villanueva, Helen Toledo, Gloria Florendo, Marie Baldonado, Milagros Garcia, Jane Martin, Donna Carlos and Claire Almogela; sisters, Jacinta Ursulum and Anna Manzano; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary. Casual attire.

GRACE SACHIKO HIYAKUMOTO, 71, of Pukalani, Maui, died Feb. 5, 2001. Born in Japan. A retired school bus driver. Survived by husband, Morio; sons, Alan, Paul, Greg, Larry and Carl; daughter, Juliet Murakami; 12 grandchildren; brother, Kiichi Hashimoto; sisters, Hatsue Ohashi, Yoshiko Sekimata and Etsuko Nakagome. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

MARVIN EVERETT HORIO, 83, of Texas, died Feb. 5, 2001. A retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. printer. Survived by wife, Marlene; daughters, Elizabeth Lewis and Paula Nakaoka; sisters, Gladys Friel and Mealii Boyd; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11:15 a.m.; burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.

KEIJI IKEZAKI, 77, of Honolulu, died Jan. 5, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired state parks and recreation planner. Survived by wife, Tomiko; brothers, Toshiharu, Dr. Francis and Lawrence. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

FUMIO IKUTA, 76, of Honolulu, died Feb. 6, 2001. Ikuta Contracting Co. owner. Survived by wife, Mitsuye; daughters, Cora O’Donnell, Marcia, Lori Seto and Gerri Shinsato; two grandchildren; brother, Gary; sisters, Fusae Sawada. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

FRANCIS K. KEKAHUNA died Jan. 23, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sister, Ida Lee; daughters, Wenonah Napolis and Lotus Fulton; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Private service and scattering of ashes pending. Arrangements by the Neptune Society, Burbank, Calif.

THERESA EMILY LOPES, also known as THERESA KING and THERESA PIKINI, 71, of Anahola, Kauai, died Feb. 10, 2001. Born on Oahu. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Nathan Pikini Sr. and David Lopes; daughters, Ranei Alvarez and Allison Davis; brothers, Clinton and Grover Lee; sisters, Hilda Fo, Winifred De Motta and Ethel Keawe; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Service 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at Kapaa Missionary Church. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

MICHELLE TAPUITEA MAGALEI, 25, of Laie, died Feb. 10, 2001. Kahuku High School graduate. Survived by parents, Toafi and Masina; brothers, Toafi Jr. and Nainoa; sister, Kristal; grandmother, Tulotopulu. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Sixth Ward chapel; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

TADAYOSHI "CLARENCE" OKUMURA, 89, of Honolulu, died Feb. 8, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired carpenter. Survived by wife, Kikuto "Dorothy"; sons, Gary and Ralph; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Mitzi Tanimoto and Alice Lum. Service noon Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

CELESTINO "ROCKY" ARCENIO RAQUEDAN, 88, of Waianae, died Feb. 2, 2001. Born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired Honolulu Advertiser janitor. Survived by wife, Frances; sons, Alfred, August, Robert and Domingo; daughters, Francine, Monica Jenks and Veronica Sonico; brother, Francisco; sister, Monica; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary; service 11:15 a.m.; burial noon. Casual attire. Based on information provided by the mortuary, information in yesterday’s Advertiser was incomplete.

JAMES ROBERT SPENCER, 86, of Anahola, Kauai, died Feb. 9, 2001. Born in Chicago, Ill. An air transportation engineer. Survived by primary caregiver, May Orlando; nephews, James and Bill Finn; niece, Susan Stone III. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

EDWARD "EDDIE" STONE, 73, of Honolulu, died Feb. 8, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired owner of Eddie Stone’s Trucking Co. Survived by wife, Mitsue "Aunty Speed;" sons, Shaney, Stranten, Chaning and Deyton; daughters, Darelyn Muraoka, Avery Dey, Kaylyn Aliifua and Dawn; sister Eva Ho; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; Service noon; inurnment 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

TERRY BROWN WESSEL, 71, of Kula, Maui, died Feb. 12, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. tractor shop supervisor. Survived by wife, Elizabeth "Pua"; sons, Terry and Paul; hanai daughter, Hassie Zitnik; brother, Macy; sisters, Pauline Chillingworth and Katherine Stormont; six grandchildren. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. tomorrow at First Assembly of God Cathedral of the King; service 5 p.m. Service also 2 p.m. Friday at First United Protestant Church, Hilo. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary, Maui.

HIDEO YAMAGUCHI, 85, of Mililani, formerly of Pukalani, Maui, died Feb. 9, 2001. Born in Pauwela, Maui. Retired from Maui Land & Pine Co. Survived by son, Walter; daughters, Jean Nakai and Donna Suyenaga; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Tsuyako Inouye. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.

TOKIHIRO ALISTER YOSHIMATSU, 39, of Honolulu, died Feb. 11, 2001. Hanalei Mixed Plate, Kauai, employee. Survived by father, Lloyd "Goosi"; mother, Pamela; sisters, Kim and Anissa. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Kaimuki Christian Church; service 12:30 p.m. Kauai service pending. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

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