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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, June 14, 2001


Advertiser Staff

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 Honolulu 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 the classified ads department at 521-9111.

RICHARD D. ACKERMAN, 85, of Honolulu, died June 2, 2001. Born in Patterson, N.J. A U.S. Navy veteran, U.S. Postal Service carrier and small-business owner. Survived by wife, Wanda; stepsons, James and Mike Anderson; stepdaughter, Kathy Wood; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Shoebal and Helen Ackerman. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

MARCELA BALLESTEROS ACOBA, 77, of Wailuku, Maui, died June 8, 2001. Born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by husband, Rafael; son, Glenn; sisters, Milla Ganal, Inocencia Ganibi, Tinay Ballesteros, Elizabeth Ballesteros and Felicidad Espiritu; two grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. at Maui Evangelical Church Monday; service 9 a.m. Burial at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

DUK YI "MIMI" AHN, 62, of Pearl City, died June 5, 2001. Born in South Korea. A member of Antioch Baptist Church, 'Aiea. Survived by sisters, Soon Bok and Kum Cha; nephew, In Ho; companion, Vidal "Vic" Gomez. Visitation 10 a.m. today at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel; service 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. Casual attire.

SALVADOR RIZO AQUINO, 47, of Kapolei, died June 10, 2001. Born in Manila, Philippines. A drafting engineer at ESH Engineering Surveyor of Hawaii. Survived by wife, Evangeline "Eva"; daughter, Stephanie; son, John Salvy; mother, Gloria Aquino-Walters; sisters, Ampy Cruz, Beth Roble and Siony; brother, Jopeph. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Pikake flowers only.

MARJORIE YIN CHONG, 96, of Honolulu, died May 24, 2001. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Survived by brothers, William, Herbert; sisters, Mildred Lau, Lillian Pardee and Mabel Ching. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

RESSLEY "LAMONT" DABBS JR., 53, of Kane'ohe, died June 9, 2001. Born in Parson, Tenn. Retired master sergeant in the U.S. Army formerly with Department of Immigration and Department of Defense. Survived by wife, Vernamay "Iwilani" Dabbs; sons, Lamont "Toshi," Joaquin and Ressley III; daughters, Angela, Anita and Chivas; hanai daughter, Noelle Burningham; brother, Cecil; sisters, Christine Harmon, Tina and Maxine. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

NICHOLAS RAYMOND JAMES GAGNE, 89, of Kane'ohe, died June 7, 2001. Born in Dubuque, Iowa. A retired construction engineer. Survived by daughter, Virginia Estocado; sons, Joseph, Walter and James; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Service 2 p.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery.

BETTY JO HALLSTROM, 79, of Manoa Valley, died June 1, 2001. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding many leadership positions in its children's, youth and women's organizations. Survived by husband, James; son, Jim and Don; daughter, Kathy Jo McKinlay; sister, Mary Lou Nelson; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Tabernacle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1560 S. Beretania St.; service noon. Burial 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kane'ohe. No flowers. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

EMMA M. JOHNSON, 90, of Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i, formerly of Van Nuys, Calif., died June 11, 2001. Born in Emmet, N.D. A homemaker. Survived by son, Jack; caregiver, Lona; brothers, Ray Merz and Elton Merz; sisters, Myrtle Laurel, Ruth Roberts, Bertha Healy and Ida Griffin; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Gathering 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lona Johnson's residence, 76-6308 Mahuahua Pl., Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i. Graveside service 10 a.m. at June 20, Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, Calif. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

MYRA YEE HOY LEE, 81, of Honolulu, died June 10, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A medical clerk retired from Leahi Hospital. Survived by husband, George Sr.; son, George Jr.; daughters, Tina Choy, Myra Kau and Georgia Apana; brothers, Hastings Yee Hoy and Archie "Sonny" Yee Hoy; sister, Audrey Keolanui; six grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. No flowers. Aloha attire.

EUNICE K. MCDOUGALL, 71, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died June 6, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A self-employed caregiver. Survived by son, Dougal; daughters, Joshlynn Keahi, Mary "Perry" Pereira, Tutabelle Ojeda and Scotlee; brothers, Moses Kapukui and Solomon Kaiwaihoa; sister, Victoria Speare; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

HILDA M. MIYAMOTO, 78, of Honolulu, died June 9, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A sales clerk. Survived by husband, Richard; daughters, Karen Paikai and Dale Cariaga; son, Aaron; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Yoshio and Fujio Asao. Private services. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

BARBARA FAYE ORTA, 52, of 'Ewa Beach, died June 7, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by children, Lisa Orta-Wanstead, Larry and Trina; grandchild, Chelsea Wanstead; brother, Bruce Augusto; sisters, Carol Field and Jeanette Hope. Visitation 12:45 to 1 p.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church; Mass 1 p.m.; graveside services 2:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

ALEXANDER VALENTINE KALANI ROBINSON, 61, of San Jose, Calif., died May 27, 2001. Born in Hawai'i. A U.S. Air Force veteran, former microwave engineer and member of Bible Study Fellowship International. Survived by wife, Doe; sons, Philip and Randy; daughter, Lei Huffman; brothers, Spencer and Harry Springer and Nelson, Charles and Clement; sisters, Elaine, Liloa, Lei and Beverly; seven grandchildren. Service held on the mainland. Memorial donations to Harvest Bag, P.O. Box 628, Oceano, Calif. 93445. Arrangements by Lady Family Mortuary.

ITOE SASAKI, 91, of Kane'ohe, died June 21, 2001. Born in Wahiawa. Survived by son, Richard; brother, Robert Tokumoto; sisters, Sueno Muramoto and Shizue "Jean" Hamamura; three grandchildren. Private memorial service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary.

MARY R. SVENSSON, 87, of Honolulu, died June 1, 2001. Survived by niece, Ruth. Private services held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

EMERENCIANA SISON UGALDE, 68, of Honolulu, died June 11, 2001. Born in the Philippines. St. Francis School and Leeward Community College teacher. Survived by husband, Romeo Sr.; sons, Ruel, Romeo Jr. and Rychell; daughters, Nelia Manaligod, Rowena, Romerlee, and Romeriza Miguel; sister, Virginia Madridejos; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Oahu Cemetery chapel; service 7 p.m. No flowers. Burial later in the Philippines. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

PABLO GUZMAN VENTURA, 77, of 'Aiea, died June 9, 2001. Born in Castillejos, Zambales, Philippines. Retired from U.S. Navy. Survived by wife, Josefina; sons, Nestor, Ruben, Eric and Christopher; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Church; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Burial later in Zambales. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

ALBERT "AL" "POPS" VIERRA, 83, of Kailua, died June 7, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Koolau Poko Lions Club lifetime member. Survived by sons, Edward "Eddie," and Louis "Louie"; daughters, Virginia "Ginger" Jerome and Jolene "Joey"; seven grandchildren; sister, Bernice Almeida. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

DEMETRIUS "STICK" WHITE, 18, formerly of Honolulu, died May 12, 2001. Born in Baton Rouge, La. Former Moanalua High School senior. Survived by parents, Willie and Maj. Watrina; brothers, Joshua and Ephraim; sister, Kelly Cousette; grandparents, Wanda and Sidney Hardin and Jimmie and Erma Woods; great-grandmother, Ada Manuel. Services held.

TUNG KWAI WONG, 101, of Honolulu, died June 1, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, John, Edward, and Robert; daughters, Lily Ing, Janet Lee, Nancy Chun; brother, Melvin Yuen; sisters, Nellie Akana and Muriel Chung; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Private services held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.

NORMAN IGNATIUS YAMAMOTO, 48, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died June 8, 2001. Born in Hilo. Former HCEOC/VISTA community service aide. Survived by brother, Harry; hanai brother, Raymond "Lana" Rowe Jr.; sisters, Rosabel Camacho, Adeline, Joan Shaw, Edith Armstrong and Kathleen. Memorial Mass 6 p.m. Saturday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, Keaukaha, Hawai'i. No flowers. Casual attire. Scattering of ashes later. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

EVA SONOKO YAMASHITA, 70, of Kane'ohe, died May 31, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Eric and Earl; daughter, Edie; brothers, George, Vincent, Lawrence, Kenneth, Milton and Roy Hirohata. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

EUGENE YUEN, 60, of San Mateo, Calif., died May 28, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired from International Business Machines (IBM). Survived by wife, Florence; son, Michael; mother, Elsie. Memorial service 4 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. No flowers; donations to Shriners' Hospital for Children, lung cancer research.