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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, July 14, 2001


Advertiser Staff

VERA LA JUNE WOODSTOCK, 76, a dedicated Red Cross volunteer nurse and local community service leader, died Tuesday after a one-year battle with lung cancer. See story.

PHYLLIS CAROL ROE, 53-year-old director of the Samaritan Counseling Center of Hawaii, died June 30 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. See story.

ELENA BRINGAS BARBASA, 76, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died July 8, 2001. Born in the Philippines. Survived by son, Santos Jr.; daughter-in-law, Lynn; grandchildren, Brandon and Malyssa. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

JOSEPHINE BARON, 76, of Lahaina, Maui, died June 17, 2001. Survived by son, Arnold; brothers, Fernando Pagampao Jr.; sisters, Rosaline Vergara, Leonora Agliam and Laudamia Dugay. Visitation 8 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Mount Church; Mass 9:15 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

HANNAH LOU BENNETT, 83, of Hono-lulu, died May 29, 2001. Born in Skidmore, Mo. A professor of education at University of Hawai'i at Manoa and supervisor for the early childhood division, Keiki Hauoli Pre-School, Honolulu Community College. Survived by sisters, Elizabeth Hartwig and Jenny Rose Wood; brother, Ellis; foster son, Neal Milne. Ashes were scattered at sea by family. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

BENJAMIN E.M. DE LA CRUZ III, infant son of Teresa Fulks and Benjamin Jr., died July 6, 2001. Also survived by brother, Justice; grandfather, Benjamin Sr.; grandmothers, Caroline Vargas and Peggy Obadencio. Mass 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church, Wai'anae. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

WILLIAM DENCKER, 94, of Honolulu, died July 1, 2001. Born in Chicago, Ill. A retired bakery owner in San Jose, Calif. Survived by wife, Dorothy. Private service held in Calif. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

QUINTIN MACUGAY DOMINGO, 94, of Waipahu, died June 26, 2001. Born in Laoag City, Philippines. A member of Local #142 International Longshore & Warehouse Union. Survived by wife, Consolacion "Connie"; sons, Pedro "Peter" and Albert Sr.; daughters, Connie Casil, Gloria Pauline, Quinta Trow, Maxine Domingo and Delphine Brown; sister, Concepcion Agustin; 31 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

ARTHUR LEO ERTEL, 47, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died July 9, 2001. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. A Queen Construction & Masonry Inc. construction supervisor. Survived by wife, Patty; parents, Arthur and Charlotte; brothers, Roger and David; sister, Joyce Hulbert. Celebration of life 1 p.m. today at Ertel residence, Queen Kalama Avenue, Kailua. Potluck. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Kona.

MIRIAM SHEILA LEINANI PAULA BAILADO FERNANDEZ, 49, of Honoka'a, Hawai'i, died June 8, 2001. A Hapuna Prince Hotel security officer. Survived by husband, Michael; sons, Haaheo and Komokana; daughters, Sheila and Starr; parents, Cecilia and Harry Plekavic; brothers, Frank and Todd Plekavic; sisters, Gigi Macion, Brenda Krepek, Johnette Palumbo and Joenell Damon. Visitation 6 to 7 p.m. today at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honoka'a Ward; prayer service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the church; service 10 a.m. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Kona.

WILLIAM "GORDON" HERBERT, 82, of Honolulu, died July 12, 2001. Born in Vancouver, B.C. A picture frame artist. Survived by companion, Cless McFarland; sister, Constance Gaffney; nieces, Robin Gaffney and Susan Morgon; nephews, Rick and Peter Gaffney; grandniece and grandnephew. No service. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

YASUO HIGASHIDE, 81, of Honolulu, died June 17, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired commercial fisherman. Survived by sons, Mitchell and Ricky; daughter, Beverly Hironaka; six grandchildren; brothers, Mitsugi and George; sisters, Harue Tanouye and Grace Kanno. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.

REID K. HIRANO, 39, of Kalaheo, Kaua'i, died July 10, 2001. Born in Waimea, Kaua'i. A caregiver. Survived by parents, Kei and Jessie; brother, Todd; sister, Sharyl Tom. Private service. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

JOSEPH KAHELE JR., 52, of Wai'anae, died July 2, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Makaleka Aikala-Kahele; parents, Joseph Sr. and Helen; mother, Rose Spragling; brothers, Abraham Sr., Michael, Blaine, Brian, Larry, Mark, Timothy, Patrick and Melvin; sisters, Charlotte "Iwalani" Delos Santos, Annette Kinores and Marlene Schick; hanai brother, Leonard Asperilla. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

FITIVALEVALE "HARRY" MAILE, 58, of Wai'anae, died July 4, 2001. Born in American Samoa. Member of Oahu Tennis League and Kapolei Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survived by wife, Charleen "Cha Cha" Teixeira-Maile; sons, Jeremiah, Sioasi, Fitivalevale "Jed," Liutau, John and Monty; daughters, Anita, Sabeena and Lila; parents, Lokeni and Eli; brothers, Pilimutia, James Misa and Paamu Vagai; sisters, Siulagi Taai, Felila Vasai and Seia Sego; 12 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 to 10 a.m. Friday at Seventh-day Adventist Church, Wahiawa; Mass 10 a.m.; burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Flowers welcome. Aloha attire.

PAK LEUNG MARR, 68, of Honolulu, died July 9, 2001. Born in Canton, China. Employed at Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Survived by wife, Yuk Lin Lee; son, Ching Wan; daughter, Tze Kwan. Visitation 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

BEVERLY "SUNDANCE" OLINDA MOUNTAIN, 61, of Honalo, Kona, Hawai'i, died July 7, 2001. Born in Inglewood, Calif. A dancer with The Larry Dupio Band, Tanya and Jack Miller Band, Peter Band and Circadian Rhythm Band. Survived by daughters, Holly Archer, Poki and Robin; sons, Robert, Gary and Luke; hanai family, Leonard and Jerry Karpic, Rooster Jim, Romiko Beautiful, Joy Petersen, Elbo Eddie, Dreadlock Tom, Yvonne Ozzie, Miki-Russel, Jeri and Family, Drew-Marina, Heavy Metal Eric, Alex Marcus-Barbara, Kenny Da Soma, Cherri-Karen Gost and Eric Marcus. Memorial dance 5 to 11 p.m. tonight at Napoopoo Beach Pavillion, Kealakekua Bay, Kona, Hawai'i. Flowers, incense and tie-dye candles and memorial tributes welcome. For information call Eric or Peter: (808)939-9702. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

MITSUGI MURAKAMI, 71, of Honolulu, died July 11, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A civil engineer. Survived by sister, Yoshino; brothers, Sunao, Paul and Hideo; companion, Eugene Kincaid. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

TORAO NAKANO, 87, of 'Aiea, died July 4, 2001. Born in Hakalau, Hawai'i. Survived by wife, Kimiko; son, Edmund; daughter, Wilma; two granddaughters; brothers, Jack Tagawa and Shizuo Tagawa; sister, Setsumi Muramatsu, Elaine "Hisano" Kurokawa and Yayoi Kitajima. Service 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

KATHERINE KAAI HOLIONA NAKEA, 77, of 'Aiea, died July 8, 2001. Born in Pi'ia, Maui. Survived by sons, George Ahia, Patrick, Carter, Warren and Valton; daughters, Dorothy Afalava and Dottie Lathhouse; mother, Elizabeth "Wailua" Holiona; brothers, Peter, Nathaniel and Nathan Holiona, Willard and Harry Bradley; sisters, Elizabeth "Ulu" Williams, Louise, Joey and Ulu Bradley, and Dorothy Mawae; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire.

LILLIAN LEINAALA PENEKU, 69, of Hilo, Hawai'i, formerly of Honolulu, has died. An office clerk retired from the Internal Revenue Service. Survived by daughter, Kehau; sisters, Marion Park and Bernice Cook; four grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 12:30 p.m.; burial service 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

PAULINO MONCES RABANAL, 62, of Honolulu, died July 5, 2001. Born in Santa Catalina, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by wife, Nenita; children, Tessie Gamayo, Myrna Duldulao, Felipe, Johnny, Judith Cala and Rex; brothers, Isabelo, Balbino, Quirino, Jose and Lorenzo; sisters, Balbina Rapisura and Cristina; 13 grandchildren; four great-grand-children. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

TSURUKO SAKIHAMA, 86, of Torrance, Calif., died June 24, 2001. Formerly of Wai'anae, O'ahu. Survived by son, Edward; daughters, Joyce Heiss and Marian Nashiro; brothers, Walter Iha, Yukio Iha, Fumio Iha and Toshio Iha; sisters, Mildred Shiroma, Kay Arakaki, Yoshiko Shimabukuro and Sumi Konishi; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Service and burial held at Oahu Cemetery. Arrangements by Fukui Mortuary.

TOKIKO WAKUI SASAKI, 82, of 'Ewa Beach, died June 25, 2001. Born in 'Ewa Beach. Survived by daughter, Jane Yuen; brothers, Takehiko and Morris Inouye; sisters, Judy Teruya and Flora Emoto; grandchildren, George and Jenko Bryd. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

TSUWAKO SASAKI, 79, of Lahaina, Maui, died July 11, 2001. Born in Lahaina. A retired Bank of Hawaii utility clerk. Survived by husand, Saichi; son, Dale Masao; daughters, Kay Etsuko and Ruth Conklin; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Mamori and George Nagao; sisters, Doris Nakamura and Tokiko Hirota. Service 4 p.m. Monday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

JAMES H. SAYLES SR., 80, of Hau'ula, died July 11, 2001. A retired Pearl Harbor Naval Base Commissary employee. Survived by sons, James Jr., John, Jay, Jensen, Jerald and Jeff; daughters, Joyce Sayles-Buck, Jewel Bolinder and Johanna; 25 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service noon; burial to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

THELMA TAMAYO TAMASHIRO, 76, of Lana'i, died July 5, 2001. Born in Kukuihaele, Hawai'i. Survived by sons, Spence "Royce" Isa, Neal, Les, Nelson, Ricky and Kent; daughters, Priscilla Gibo and Naomi Book; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Yoshinori Isa, Harold Isa, Yoshimori Isa and Jack Isa; sisters, Nobuko Shimabukuro, Shigeko Tanji, Hanae Yasuda and Margie Higa. Service 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Aloha attire.

MANUEL "TEX" C. TEXEIRA, 87, of Honolulu, died July 10, 2001. Born in Honoka'a, Hawai'i. A retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop #56 pipefitter. Survived by companion, Marie Correia; son, Steven Davidson; sister, Eva; niece, Adele Jaynes; nephews, Eugene and Robert Vierra. Visitation 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church; Mass 11:30 a.m.; graveside service 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

BETTY JEAN YEASTING, 80, of Kane'ohe, died July 4, 2001. Born in Michigan. A state Department of Education school teacher. Survived by daughter, Carol Keale; hanai son, Moe Keale; granddaughter, Kristina Feucht; great-grandson, Keith Feucht. No service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

THELMA R. "TUTU" KAOPUIKI-YOSHITOMI, 81, of Honolulu, died July 11, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired Local 5 housekeeper. Survived by daughters, Barbara Quinto, Victoria Zablan and Rita Yoshitomi; son, Charles Yoshitomi; brothers, Donald Kaopuiki; sister, Anita Tyau; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. Private inurnment at a later date at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire.