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Posted on: Friday, January 5, 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.

H. BAIRD KIDWELL, a former associate justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court and prominent Honolulu attorney, died Dec. 26 in Medford, Ore. He was 89. See story.

RANJIT G. COORAY, the educational and volunteer program specialist at the Lyon Arboretum in Manoa, died Wednesday in Honolulu. He was 57. See story.

LINDA KIKUE ASUNCION, 60, of Honolulu, died Dec. 12, 2000. Born in Honolulu. A retired Kuakini Medical Center housekeeper. Survived by sons, Benny Jr., Clarence and Eric Luna; daughters, Christine Kealoha, Cheryl Hauhio, Veronica Kaawa, Penny Luna and Sonnie Rodrigues; 27 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Martin, Lawrence, Franklin and Thomas Tadlas; sisters, Bertha Lacar and Shirley Opinia. Service held. A recent obituary contained a misspelled name. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park.

DANIEL KAMANAWAOKALANI BARRIONUEBO SR., 71, of Honolulu, died Jan. 1, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Hawaii Tug and Barge Company. Survived by wife, Mary; son, Daniel Jr.; daughters, Stacia Scanlan, Dori-Ann and Ida; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service noon. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

ISIDRO BALDERAS BRUB, 85, of Honolulu, died Dec. 24, 2000. Born in Bangued Abra, Philippines. Survived by wife, Thelma; daughters, Angeline Sterling, Loreta Dela Cuesta, Geri Brub, Denise Cohen, Linda Brub, Joyce Milemai, Diane Urayanza and Pauline Academia; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday; service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

REMEDIOS "REMY" RAMONES CARLOS, 80, of Honolulu, died Jan. 2, 2001. Born in the Philippines. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Benjamin; sons, Rodrigo and Ruben; daughters, Edita Nagtalon, Teresita Tumacder and Marilyn Sulliban; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 12:30 p.m. Burial 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

CHONG CHA CHOI, 76, of Honolulu, died Dec. 26, 2000. Born in Seoul, Korea. A member of St. Pius X Church. Survived by sons, Chang Ik and Chang Hwa Park; sister, Song Winkle; four grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Pius Church; Mass 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

FLORA LOUISE CROSBY, 95, of Lexington, Mass., died Dec. 31, 2000. Born in Boston. Survived by son, Peter; daughters, Joanna Hall, Marie Beckwith and Patricia Hinds; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard and Robert Nielsen. Mainland services. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

ARTHUR ELWOOD HARRIS, 63, of Honolulu, died Dec. 14, 2000. Owner of Tax Preparer Services. Survived by sons, David, Michael and Mark; daughter, Julie Gonzales; brother, Colin; sister, Pearlie Ann Tippit; four grandchildren. Memorial service 4 p.m. Sunday at Kailua Beach Park. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

MARGARET MASAYE ISHIHARA, 79, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Honolulu, died Dec. 18, 2000. Born in Kohala, Hawaii. Retired public works employee. Survived by husband, Henry; son, Norman Ishii; daughter, Marilyn Ishii Urner; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, William, Takiji, Takito and Richard Okubo; sisters, Mildred Kawakami, Lillian Nakamura and Marion Tanahara. Visitation from 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 11 a.m.

MARY JOYCE "MIKI" KAILIEHU, 66, of Wailuku, died Jan. 2, 2001. Born in Boone, Iowa. A state of Hawaii cashier. Survived by daughters, Carryl Hytopoulos, Lynda White, Robyn Kailiehu, Renee Boteilho and Rulan Kailiehu; stepson, William Sr.; stepdaughter, Dora Henry; sister, Dorothy Goldsworth; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Service 9 a.m. today at St. Anthony Catholic Church; Mass 10 a.m. Private family burial to follow. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

PEARL "MOMI" KAOHELAULII, 54, of Makaweli, Kauai, died Dec. 30, 2000. Born in Niihau. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Independence; daughters, Pearl and Angel-Lynn; hanai son, Lefty Kanahele; two grandchildren; brothers, Keola Niau, Sonny Niau and Lanakila Niau; sisters, Georgianna Haluapo, Emalia Licayan, Lolena Nicolas and Rose Mawae. Visitation 1 p.m. Monday at Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service 3 p.m. Casual attire.

WILFRED KAIMI KAUI SR., 72, of Anahola, Kauai, died Dec. 29, 2000. Born in Keahapana, Kauai. Owner of KMF Security Guard Service. Survived by wife, Itsue; daughters, Sheila Davis, Cynthia Rapozo, Carolyn Kaui, Corinne Curnan and Claire Kaui; sons, Wilfred Jr., Kent, Wesley, Clyde, Steven and Keith; brother, Chang; sisters, Elsie Pahia, Sarah Bertelman, Bessie Laster and Thelma Kaui; 28 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lihue; service 11 a.m. Burial at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

CHRISTIAN MARCUS KERBAUGH, 7-month-old son of Kyle and Maylene Kerbaugh, died Dec. 27, 2000. Born in Honolulu. Survived by parents; brother, Brandon-Kahlani; sister, Serina; grandparents, Alehko and Lenora Alexander, Patty Wunderlich and Steve Kerbaugh. Visitation 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at Pearl Harbor Sub Base Chapel; service 10:45 a.m. Burial 10 a.m. Jan. 12 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

DR. TAKEO KISHIDA, 96, of Honolulu, died Dec. 16, 2000. Born in Lahaina, Maui. A retired dentist. Survived by wife, Ayano; daughters, Jean Nishiyama and Nancy deKieffer; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

IRENE "LADY" KUULEI KU, 61, of Waianae, died Dec. 23, 2000. Born in North Kona, Hawaii. Survived by husband, Jacob; son, Jacob Jr.; daughters, Victoria Kaulia, Michelle Tuiloma, Jacquelyn and Paula; nine grandchildren; brothers, Peter, Vernal, Thomas and Duane Kaaialii, William, Peter and Ceasar Kamealoha; sisters, Violet Thompson, Patricia Davis, Charlene Newman, Darlene West, Doreen Kaaialii, Sharon Blackburn, Sharade Carba and Sarah Kamakea. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday at Soka Gakkai International, U.S.A., 2729 Pali Highway. Scattering of ashes 2 p.m. at the Ku residence, 89-543 P¯hakunui Ave., Nanakuli. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

VISITACION C. LAGRIMAS, 65, of Honolulu, died Dec. 28, 2000. Born in the Camiling, Philippines. A registered nurse retired from a Chicago veterans hospital. Survived by husband, Semin; brothers, Inumerable Cabiltes, Godofredo Cabiltes and Dr. Alfonso Cabiltes; sister, Nelly Masalihit. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Mass 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter and Paul Church, Kaheka St. Burial 10 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

RANDOLPH "RANDY" LAYBON SR., 61, of Pearl City, died Dec. 26, 2000. Born in Aiea, Oahu. A retired sheet metal worker who belonged to Local 293. Survived by wife, Frances; sons, Randolph Jr. and Hebert; daughters, Randollyn Cabreros, Frances Kami, Lokelani Laybon, Iwalani Laybon, Terry Lee and Darrah Laybon; nine grandsons and a granddaughter; brothers, Nick and Alvin Laybon, Barney Lii and Francisco "Kiko" Reigo de Dios; sisters, Linda Whang and Sylvia Respecio. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary makai chapel; prayer service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday; service noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

DEDITCHO GAMAYON MANGROBANG, 75, who died Dec. 28, 2000, is survived, among others, by daughter, Aurelia Cadiz and sister, Rosita Ganal. Incorrect information appeared in yesterday’s paper.

MOLINA MARTINEZ SR., 82, of Honolulu, died Dec. 30, 2000. Born in Nagullian, Ballesteros, Cagayan, Philippines. Survived by wife, Marina; sons, Freddie, Bart Jr. and Brady; daughters, Cleopatra and Lenora; brothers, Canato and Julion; sisters, Irene and Adelina; six grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 7:30 p.m. Private burial.

KATHLEAN MARY MAY, 67, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Jan. 2, 2001. Born in Oklahoma. A waitress for the hotel industry. Survived by daughters, Sherry Barnett and Terry Scott; sister, Marlene Wilson; companion, Lynn Loranz; three granddaughters and a grandson. Service to be held at a later date. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

TAKASHI MAYEDA, 84, of Honolulu, died Jan. 2, 2001. Born in Tokyo, Japan. Retired state of Hawaii Dept. of General Services administrator. Survived by sons, Samuel and Daniel; four grandchildren. Memorial service 11 a.m. tomorrow at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

MATOMI "EDDIE" MITSUNAGA, 85, of Honolulu, died Jan. 2, 2001. Born in Haik¬, Maui. A retired Fort Shafter pipefitter foreman. Survived by son, Milton; daughters, Marlene Mixell and Greta Nouchi; brother, Haruma "Richard"; sister, Kiyomi Ueda; four grandchildren. Service noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

MINNIE YAMAUCHI NAKATSUKA, 79, of Honolulu, died Jan. 1, 2001. University of Hawaii, Manoa Student Employment and Housing office counselor and Hale Laulima housemother. Survived by husband, Lawrence; sons, Paul and Roy; daughter, Laura; sister, Amy Takayama. Memorial service 7 p.m. Friday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Inurnment at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

ESTRELITA LORENZO QUIMOYOG, 47, of Waianae, died Dec. 27, 2000. Born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Employed at Leeward Nursing Home. Survived by husband, Pablo; daughter, Hazel; father, Federico Lorenzo; sisters, Mercedes Baoit and Marietta Rabaca. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary makai chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday; service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

KAIMANA K.I. REAGAN, 2 1/2-month-old son of Duke and Desiree Reagan, died Dec. 29, 2000. Born in Honolulu. Survived by parents, grandparents, Danielle and Steve Reagan, Debra and Gene Quiacusan. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Aloha attire.

LARRY KAZUO SATO, 81, of Waipahu, died Dec. 26, 2000. Born in Ewa. Survived by wife, Betty; daughter, Lorraine; brother, Makoto; sister, Peggy Sasaki. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

PHILOMENA "MINNIE" CAMINOS SEVILLA, 80, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Dec. 29, 2000. Born in Kilauea, Kauai. A retired Hawaii Fruit Packers pineapple forewoman. Survived by daughter, Laverne Gjellst; hanai children, Christopher and Ricardo Caminos; Catherine Potts and Christina Cruse; sisters, Oliva Punzal, Irinea Nacar, Pacita Tolentino, Connie Durano, Minnie Gray and Lucy Castellucci; brothers, Alberto, Joe, Guernaldo and Augie Caminos; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation noon Thursday at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church; Mass 2:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

WILLIS F. "BILL" SINSABAUGH, 81, a former Honolulu resident. Former director of marketing for Kaiser Industries Hawaii Kai development and later as director of marketing for Blackfield Enterprises and Lewers and Cooke, also president of J.G. Lowe Enterprises. Survived by wife, Ginger; son, James; daughter, Kathy Kelley; three grandchildren; brother, Robert. Mainland service held.

CAROL ANN SMITH, 75, of Waipahu, died Dec. 26, 2000. Born in Monroe, N.Y. Survived by husband, Jerry; sons, Richard and Kevin. No services. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

CHARLES SANJI TAKATA, 69, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Dec. 19, 2000. Born in Keaau, Hawaii. Retired as an engineer department budget officer at Camp Zama, Japan. Survived by wife, May; son, Thomas; daughters, Ava Morgan and Noreen Tanaka; five grandchildren; brothers, Bob, Katsuto and Mamoru; sisters, Yaeko Shimabuku, Miyako Ono and Amy Scharfinski. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

JOSEPH MERCADO VEGAS, 70, of Waianae, died Dec. 19, 2000. Born in Waialua. A City and County of Honolulu custodian. Survived by wife, Agnes; sons, Roland Vegas and Ronald Caspino; daughters, Laurie-Jo, Wilma Caspino and Winona Perez; brother, Luciano; sisters, Louise Cruz and Rose Boskie; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rita Catholic Church; service 11 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

MICHAEL DA MY WU, 72, of Honolulu, died Dec. 30, 2000. Born in Quang Tri, Vietnam. Survived by wife, Carol; children, Tammy Tan, Darius Trung, Jeanne Hoa, Jennifer Vietnam, Jill Nam, Henry Hung, Christopher Cuong, Robert Lien, Lily Minh, Olivia Hlep, Cindy Hoi, John Huu and Mily Hoa; sisters, Ngo Xuan Lan and Ngo Thi Cuc; brother, Ngo Da Thien; 20 grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Private burial. Donations may be made to the Sacred Mountain Temple Church.

BARBARA JEAN "BJ" KEIKO YAMAGATA, 58, of Kaneohe, died Dec. 31, 2000. A Matson Navigation Co. senior claims supervisor. Survived by husband, Stanley Jr.; son, Stanley III; daughter, Shauna; brothers, George and Kenneth Tomomitsu. Visitation 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Memorial Park mauka chapel; service 1 p.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

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