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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, December 7, 2003


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.

HELEN ELIZABETH KAWELOLANI ANDERSEN, 69, of 'Ewa Beach, died Nov. 25, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A secretary retired from Sheraton Hawaii Hotels. Survived by husband, Herluf "Andy"; sons, Erik and Kai; daughter, Karen; sister, Patricia McBrayer. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary; prayer service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

JACQUELINE "JACKIE" ASUNCION, 58, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Nov. 29, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A cashier at Safeway in Honolulu and Hilo. Survived by companion, Raymond Cabral; husband, Edward; daughters, Edeen Gouveia, Ruby Kobayashi and Christine Asuncion; son, Edward Jr.; mother, Caroline Takafuji; brothers, Rodney Mariano, Sydney Mariano, Leslie Mariano and Marshall Takafuji; sister, Penny Tsuha; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo; Mass 12:15 p.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire.

DAVID RAGNAR BERGGREN, 67, of Wai'anae, died Nov. 30, 2003. Born in Wisconsin. Executive director of PDMI-Care. Survived by wife, Sharon Fountain; children, Alie Meinhardt, Shannon Word, Christopher Loberg, Caroline Loberg, Kawika and Cecilia; sister, Louise Angel; brother, Walter; seven grandchildren. Memorial service 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Kaimuki Christian Church. No flowers or monetary gifts. Casual attire. Memorial donations to PDMI-Care. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

MABEL E. "BUBBLE" BROWN, 74, of Kalaheo, Kaua'i, died Dec. 4, 2003. Born in Pittsburgh. Retired paralegal and avid home decorator and gardener. Survived by husband, Jeff "Wm"; sons, Randy and Eric; daughter, Debra Trenton; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; sister, Margie. Service to be held at a later date. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

NIEVES CAWAGAS, 76, of Pearl City, died Nov. 21, 2003. Born in Laoag, Philippines. Retired from Hamakua Sugar Plantation. Survived by sons, Antonio and Felomino; daughters, Gloria Lurendez and Mary; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; sister, Pacita; brothers, Paul Ramos and Henry Nabong. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses; service 11:30 a.m. Burial 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

JOHN O. COBB-ADAMS, 71, of Kailua, died Nov. 28, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A detective retired from the Honolulu Police Department. Survived by wife, Ailene; son, Smith; daughters, Moria Higa and Frances Cobb-Adams; six grandchildren; sisters, Nudy Kam and Kehau Kahookano; brothers, Gus, Guy, Honi and Jerry. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

ELVINA KAAI "AUNTY TITA" FULLER-HAO, 85, of Kapolei, died Nov. 25, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Solomon Jr. and Anthony Fuller-Kassebeer; daughter, Cissy Cambra; sister, Rose Lizardo; 14 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren. Visitation from 9 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery chapel; service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

AGNES SUTORIK GEIGER, 81, of Honolulu, died Nov. 11, 2003. Born in Michigan. Retired customer service agent for Northwest Airlines. Survived by brothers, Joseph Sutorik and John Sutorik; sisters, Ann Menter and Mary Rundell. Committal service 1 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

YASUKICHI FRANCIS HOSHIJO, 83, of Seattle, died Nov. 8, 2003. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A U.S. Army veteran stationed in Japan during World War II. Survived by wife, Mineko; daughter, JoAnn Smith; son, Dr. Hiroshi Hoshijo; brother, Larry; sisters, Sally Suzuki and Sue Imamura. Inurnment 11 a.m. Dec. 29 at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Washington.

CONNIE SORIANO HOSHIBATA, 54, of Mililani, died Nov. 28, 2003. Born in Wahiawa. Manager of Verifone and active member of St. John's Apostle & Evangelist Church. Survived by husband, John; son, Jason; daughter, Erin; brothers, Melvin Soriano and Mariano Lampitoc; sisters, Arsenia Schroeder, Rosalina Agni, Felomina Ahina, Lolita Toves, Diane Sasan, Felicidad Leonard and Josephine Alvarez. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 6 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

EIRENE "PUANANI" ING, 66, of Pearl City, died Dec. 1, 2003. Employed at Hickam Federal Credit Union. Survived by sons, Stephen and Nathan; brothers, Elliott DeMatta and Farrell DeMatta; sisters, Donna Lii, Harriet Smith, Martha Kawamura, Honey-Lei Samer and Helen DeMatta. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kawaiaha'o Church; service 6 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Burial 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery at Kane'ohe.

SHIZUTO KAJIURA, 90, of Honolulu, died Nov. 27, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A retired carpenter. Survived by son, Dennis; brother, Toshio; sisters, Chiemi Fujinaka, Shizue Shimana, Kikuyo Higa and Joyce Apana; two grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Private inurnment. No flowers. Casual attire.

LAWRENCE LORENZO LADAO SR., 66, of Waialua, died Nov. 28, 2003. Born in Waialua. A civil service employee retired from the Department of Defense. Survived by wife, Rochelle; sons, Brennan, Edward and Lawrence Jr.; daughters, Lauriette Sampson and Laureen Castro; sisters, Elizabeth Molina and Sally Choi; 13 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 11 a.m. Inurnment 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

CLARA MIYOKO NAKAYAMA, 88, of Mililani, died Nov. 27, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A housekeeper retired from Coral Reef Hotel. Survived by sons, Thomas and Cedric; daughter, Eileen Yamada; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Shuichi Aoki; sister, Chieko "Dot" Hamamoto. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

TAKASHI "TAK" NISHIGUCHI, 77, of Pahala, Hawai'i, died Nov. 28, 2003. Born in Hilo. Retired diesel mechanic for Ka'u Sugar Co. A Korean War veteran. Survived by wife, Esther; brothers, Isao and Hitoshi; sister, Masuko Mayeda. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

MARIA BULATAO PALAGANAS, 71, of Honolulu, died Nov. 26, 2003. Born in the Philippines. Survived by husband, Pedro; sons, Audie, Ricky and Frankie; daughters, Tessie Rojas, Lisa Agbuya, Susie Ramirez, Amie Aquino and Nelly Palaganas; brothers, Francisco Bulatao and Frederico Bulatao; 25 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Burial at a later date in the Philippines. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

CHOY SING PEDRO, 76, of Honolulu, died Nov. 25, 2003. Survived by husband, Lawrence Sr.; son, Lawrence Jr.; daughter, Theresa Martinson; five grandchildren; sisters, Louise Huddleston, Kalama Pila and Victoria Padeken. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church; Mass 9 a.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

RICHARD ROBERT PEICICH, 71, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died Dec. 4, 2003. Born in Los Angeles. A building manager and U.S. Navy veteran. Survived by wife, Nancy Lee; sister, Ann Kelso; mother-in-law, Isabelle Cushing; brother-in-law, John Cushing. Private celebration of life to be held in Honolulu. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

EDWIN SADAO MURAI, 64, of Pukalani, Maui, died Dec. 5, 2003. Born in Wailuku. Retired from the State of Hawaii Employment Service. Survived by wife, Lois; children, Melissa Otani and Derek Yoshioka; sisters, Loretta Hamada and Caroline Yoshida; brother, Colin Murai; a grandson. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

VERA MAE SANFORD, 68, of Mililani, died Nov. 30, 2003. Born in Vancouver, B.C. An office clerk retired from Arcadia Nursing Home. Survived by daughters, Lorene and Maile; son, Kevin; sister, Maureen Kochanuk; brother, Alan Gustafson; three grandchildren. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

THOMAS SOUZA SANTOS SR., 73, of Kane'ohe, died Dec. 4, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A merchant mariner and former dairyman. Survived by wife, Evelyn; children, Thomas II, John, Angelina Hoffman, Gregory and Marjorie Tilton; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation from 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 7 p.m. Friday at St. Ann Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m. Burial noon at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

MARY ELIZABETH SCHMITT, 89, of Mountain View, Hawai'i, Nov. 21, 2003. Born in Phoenix. A homemaker, former English as a second-language tutor and retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service. Survived by sons, Peter Klockany and David Raney; daughters, Mary Ann Daniels and Patricia Chikasuye; many grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

EMILY ROSADO LOPEZ, 79, of Wahiawa, died Dec. 1, 2003. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Robert Bohol, Ronald Bohol, Douglas Bohol, Billy Bohol and Morgan Bohol; daughter, Sharon Turner; brothers, John Rosado, Benjamin Rosado and Melvin Morales; sisters, Rose Molina, Millie Santiago and Jeanet Dela Torre; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wahiawa Assembly of God Church; service 10 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

YAEKO FUJIMOTO TADAKI, 77, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Dec. 4, 2003. Born in 'Opihikao, Hawai'i. A retired state social worker and community volunteer. Survived by sons, Glenn, Gary and Stephen; daughters, Sandra and Lynn; sister, Sumie McCabe; three grandchildren. Visitation 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Church of the Holy Cross, Hilo; service 4:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

JACK EDWARD VOCKRODT, 85, of Kihei, Maui, died Dec. 3, 2003. Born in Pennsylvania. Past master with Lodge Maui F & M and active in real estate. Survived by wife, Euphence; children, Virginia Gannon, Martha Moran and Jennifer Sykes; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Graveside service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Burial to follow. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.