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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, October 27, 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.

FELIX LIMTIACO, who gained prominence for his award-winning work in the city's Wastewater Management Department, died Tuesday in California. See story.

MICHAEL ANDREW DUDOCK, an award-winning athlete who defied odds and lived six years with a terminal illness, died Oct. 20 at the Tripler Army Medical Center. He was 59. See story.

PEGGIE SILVERMAN EHLKE, whose legacy is reflected in the authenticity of the projects she handled as curator and registrar of the Mission Houses Museum, died Oct. 18 at age 81. See story.

DOROTHY HELEN "JOY" ADAMS, 78, of Wrightwood, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died Oct. 23, 2001. Born in Bakersfield, Calif. Former Dillingham Property Management manager. Survived by husband, Marvin; daughters, Leona Tallman, Joy Miller and Denise Adams; brother, Allan Bunnell; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service Friday in Westminister, Calif. Arrangements by Victor Valley Mortuary, Victorville, Calif.

REBECCA LUMPORK ARAGON, 89, of Honolulu, died Oct. 21, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Marcelino; daughters, Magdalena Nino and Melchora Patiungan; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation and Mass 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa; burial 11 a.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

MACARIA RIVERA ASUNCION, 87, of Waipahu, died Oct. 22, 2001. Born in No. 17 Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by sons, Gaudencio, Restituto and Mariano; daughter, Antonia Marzan; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 9:45 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

VICTORIO LORENZO BAUTISTA, 73, of Waipahu, died Oct. 21, 2001. Born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by wife, Leonora; sons, Mersul, William and Dominic; daughters, Melendrina Corcino, Conchita Batoto, Norma Daligcon and Rose Nacapuy; brother, Modesto; sisters, Romana Apuya, Patrocinia Torres, Rosa Batara and Lourdes Martinez; 22 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 9:15 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Church; Mass 9:15 a.m.; burial at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

MARY KATHERINE CHAPPELL, 83, of Honolulu, died Oct. 19, 2001. Born in Missouri. Survived by niece, Ina Bates; nephews, Ervin and Robert Dierking. Service in Missouri at a later date. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

HELEN R. GIANECHINI, of Oakland, Calif., formerly of Hawai'i, died Oct. 25, 2001. Survived by parents, John and Georgina Oliveira; daughters, Mary Ann Francis and Rita Marie Dykes; siblings, John, Edward and Rosemarie; two grandchildren. Services and burial tomorrow and Monday in Oakland. Contributions to Sacred Heart Church, 4025 Martin Luther King Way, Oakland, CA 94609. Arrangements by Albert Brown Mortuary, Oakland.

ELEANOR WINIFRED HEROLAGA, 65, of 'Aiea, died Oct. 21, 2001. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. Survived by children, Larry Romento Jr., Gwen Sevilla, Irwin Romento and Eric Romento; stepchildren, Cynthia Smith, Larry Herolaga, Melvin Herolaga and Marilyn Peters; sisters, Jean Agua and Frida Burleson; brothers, Ralph Agabin, Rodney Agabin and Patrick Agabin; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.

RONALD RIYOSEI KUBA, 53, of Honolulu, died Oct. 18, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by companion, Sally Petrelli; mother, Misako Kuba; brother, Frank and Donald; sisters, Mary Ann Arakaki, Irene Kuba and Sharlene Kuba. Private service. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

MILTON JACKSON LEAGUE, 78, of Pearl City, died Oct. 18, 2001. A transportation specialist retired from the Navy. Survived by wife, Jane; sons, William, James and Robert; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Private family service. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

YACHIYO MATSUOKA, 85, of Makaweli, Kaua'i, died Oct. 21, 2001. Born in Pakala, Kaua'i. A retired Gay & Robinson Sugar Plantation employee. Survived by sons, Gary and Kenny; daughter, Judith Bale; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Orie Saruwatari and Hanako Kobayashi. Visitation 3 p.m. Monday at the Waimea Honpa Hongwanji Mission; service 4 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

HATSUE SONODA, 98, of Honolulu, died Oct. 18, 2001. Born on Maui. A forelady retired from the California Packing Corp. Survived by sons, Benjamin and Douglas; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brother, Michael Ikehara. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

PEAU "PEE WEE" TANU, 29, of Wai'anae, died Oct. 20, 2001. Born in Fagaalu, American Samoa. A welder. Survived by wife, Louaivasa Malia; daughters, Serenity Pekina and Jordan Lagi; father, Filipo Siliga; mother, Gaosa Siliga; brother, Vasa Jr.; sisters, Lagi Allen, Tepa Anderson, Loretta Johnson, Peni Galo and Fiepe Tanu. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.