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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 2, 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 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.

DOROTHY MAE AINA, 71, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died April 25, 2001. Born in Hilo. Owner of the former Aina Alii Caterers, Hilo and a retail clerk at Ono Kine Stuffs Store. Survived by sons, Charles Jr. and Clayton; daughters, Adelaide Mounga, Charlotte Matsui and Diana Murashige; sisters, Ethel Brown, Betty Lou Okamoto and Phyllis Jardine; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Visitation also 10 a.m. Monday at Keaukaha Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ; service 10 a.m.; burial at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

VERNON DOUGLAS BARON SR., 51, of Mililani, died April 22, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Vernon Jr. and Alfred; daughters, Cora Sherman, Verna Laita and Maelinda Wilcox; 21 grandchildren; brothers, Vincent and Varney; sisters, Vernette Baron, Helen Ravencho and Angie Poe. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

ERWIN FRITZ BOETTCHER JR., 88, of Honolulu, died April 29, 2001. Born in New Hampshire. Survived by daughters, Barbara McKenne and Patricia O'Dwyer; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, William Sr. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

RACHEL LAHELA KEKOA BOLT, 77, of Nanakuli, died April 28, 2001. Born in Kaka'ako. Member of the Paradise Chapel in Ma'ili. Survived by son, Charles; daughters, Virginia Bolt-Cordiero, Merriam, Margaret Kim, Rachel Bolt-Painter, Marylei Silva, Roseline Gairy and Helen; 31 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Burial 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

MEREDITH M. DUARTE, 31, of Waipahu, died April 27, 2001. Born in Manila, Philippines. An accounting clerk for Computer Training Academy. Survived by husband, Dennisted; sons, Terrence and Ryan; two brothers; father, Epifanio Mendoza. Service 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

HIDE EBATO, 97, of 'Ewa Beach, died April 21, 2001. Born in Chiba, Japan. A member of Daijingu Temple of Hawaii. Survived by sons, Larry, Hiroshi and Terry; daughter, Jenny Fukuhara; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.

DEBRA ANN ERNST, 46, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died April 25, 2001. Born in Belleville, Ill. A veterinarian assistant for Kapa'a Pet Clinic. Survived by parents, Jennie and Wilbert; sister, Sandra Sulliban; brothers, John and Michael. Private service to be held on Kaua'i. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

AGNES BARCOMA GINOBIA, 88, of Kahului, Maui, died April 30, 2001. Born in Nahiku, Maui. Member of Maui Santo Nino, Alu Like and Hale Mahaolu Senior Citizens Club. Survived by daughters, Julie Honda, Christine Souza, Priscilla, April Moniz, and Sandra Kanemitsu; sons, Leonard, Gilbert and Glenn; 27 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; hanai granddaughter, Robyn Perreira. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church, Maui; Mass 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church; service 10:30 a.m.; reception to follow in church cafeteria; burial 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary, Maui.

WILLIAM T. "BILL" HEALY, 61, of Honolulu, died April 18, 2001. Born in Boston, Mass. Formerly of Sacramento, Calif. where he was a counselor of emotionally disturbed adolescents and a police officer. Came to Hawai'i in 1989. Active with AIDS and political organizations. Served with People With AIDS Coalition, Hawaii Inc., the Life Foundation, the AIDS Community Care Team. Past president of the Alliance for Equal Rights and the PWA Coalition. Survived by sisters, Barbara Lawlor and Mary Ash; brothers, Thomas, John, Robert and James. Community tribute 7 p.m. May 24, Church of the Crossroads, Weaver Hall. Aloha attire. No flowers. Private joint scattering of his and his late partner, Ralph Stewart's, ashes. Memorial donations to The FoodBasket, recently renamed "Bill's Place" in his honor, 4450 Pahoa Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.

DANIEL LIMA KAAHU, 33, of Waipahu, died April 23, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by parents, Joseph and Hattie; brothers, Clinton, Joseph, Hud and Kevin-noa; sisters, Marie and Kehaulani; foster parents, Tony and Susan Espiritu. Visitation 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Blessing over the ashes 6 p.m. Tuesday at 54-021 Kukuna Road, Hau'ula, O'ahu.

JACOB K. KAONOHI, 37, of Kane'ohe, died April 25, 2001. A cook at Halekoa Hotel. Survived by wife, Lenora "Leo"; son, Nainoa; daughters, Joey and Nanea-Elizabeth; brothers, Aaron, Michael and Solomon Jr. Visitation 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.

HERBERT HENRY KIESEL, 91, of Bend, Ore., died April 17, 2001. Born in 'Ewa, O'ahu. A McKinley High School graduate. An employee of American Can Company. Survived by daughters, Marie Shanaman and Elsie Dickson; foster son, Wayne Bechert; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ; service 11 a.m.; burial at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Aloha attire. Memorial donations to the Hospice of Bend-La Pine.

HISASHI KIKUCHI, 85, of Honolulu, died April 20, 2001. Born in Pulehu, Maui. A retired OTS mechanic. Survived by wife, Clara; sons, Mark and Milton; a grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m.

CHIYOKO KOGA, 92, of Kane'ohe, died April 29, 2001. Born in North Kohala, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Richard, Daniel and Glenn; brothers, Hifumi "Edward" and Toshio "Tom" Sato; sisters, Sakae Uesugi and Kimie Shimamoto; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation from 1 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 2 p.m. Casual attire.

CEARA JOYLYN-GARCIA MEDRANO, infant daughter of Jess and Celeste, of Wahiawa, died April 7, 2001. Also survived by brothers, Tyson and Chance; grandparents, Enrique and Presentacion, Ronald and Danette Garcia, and Joy Jasoni; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Apolonio Medrano, Mr. and Mrs. Melchor Tugaoen and Lynn Burton. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

DOROTHY M. MIYASHIRO, 81, of Ho-nolulu, died April 21, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired seamstress. Survived by husband, Nobuyasu "Roy"; sons, Warren, Wayne and Wesley; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Oyama. Private service held. Arrangements by Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

HIROE MORIKUNI, 83, of Honolulu, died April 25, 2001. Born in Wai'anae. Survived by husband, Takeo; daughter, Gail Fujita; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Morris Yamasaki; sister, Lillian Hisanaga. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

TAKESHI "TAKE" ENAKAMURA, 80, of Honolulu, died April 20, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A retired S. Hata Company treasurer and 442nd 3rd Battalion Headquarters Company World War II veteran. Survived by wife, Irene; son, Karl; daughters, Margaret Wesley and Dr. Joyce Nakamura-Tanoue; brothers, Osamu and Manabu; sisters, Taeko Tasaka and Michiko; eight grandchildren. Service 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurement 9:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Casual attire.

FELIX MERO PACYAU, 89, of Kane'ohe, died April 22, 2001. Born in San Fernando, Cebu, Philippines. Retired from HC&D. Survived by sons, Felix "Don" Jr., Daniel, Samuel, and Kenneth Pacyau and Richard "Keke" Kaupe; daughters, Shirley "Pua" Kapahu, Marilyn Pacyau and Diane Ahrens-Obedoza; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10:15 a.m.; burial noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

WARREN "RODIE" AUGUST RODEWALD, 76, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Hawai'i, died April 28, 2001. Born in Wheatland, Iowa. Retired Air Force colonel, pilot, and airplane "home-builder." Survived by wife, Rosemary; daughters, Jill Baker and Ann; son, Thomas; three grandchildren. Service information: John Sparks Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, (775) 331-1112.

SHARON VERA RUSHLOW, 47, of Nanawale Estates, Pahoa, Hawai'i, died April 25, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A nurse's aide. Survived by daughter, Stacy; sons, Race and Harvey; mother, Alveira; brothers, Donald and John. Visitation 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service noon; burial to follow at 'Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

KELVYN THOMAS SHELTON, also known as K. DIACOFF, 80, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died March 29, 2001. Born in England. A retired proprietor and former member of the Royal Air Force. Survived by wife, Cirila; son, Earl; sister, Winona Oliver. No service. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.

HERBERT SHANG OAK SUR, 78, of 'Ewa Beach, died April 19, 2001. Born in Waipahu. Retired from the U.S. Navy and Army and a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist. Survived by wife, Mary; son, Mervin; daughters, Evangeline Kane, Rosemary Abe and Shirley Miller; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Minnie Slaughter. Service 6 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire.