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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Advertiser Staff

PATRICIA "PATTY" ELLEN CANASTRO, 67, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died Nov. 22, 2005. Born in Pasadena, Calif. Survived by husband, Oliver; daughters, Lorri Stilwell-Makaneole and Linda Imai; mother, Edna Mason; brother, Thomas Nollar; six grandchildren. Celebration of life 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 15 at Kilohana Carriage House, Kaua'i. Arrangements by Kaua'i Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.

ELSIE CAIRNS COOK, 87, of Makaha, died Dec. 1, 2005. Born in Paisley, Scotland. Survived by husband, CSM (Ret.) William Jr.; daughters, Bonnie Cook and Barbara Carlson; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service 11 a.m. today at Schofield Barracks, Soldier's Chapel; cemetery service noon at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. No flowers or monetary offerings. Casual attire. Donations to the American Cancer Society for ovarian cancer research. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o.

ERNESTO V. De JESUS JR., 66, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Dec. 9, 2005. Born in Manila, Philippines. A Development Bank, Philippines, loan officer; and Hilton Waikoloa Hotel housekeeping supervisor. Survived by wife, Rafaela; sons, Edgar, Emmanuel, Arthur, Noel and Marco; daughters, Carlota Navarro, Fedila Fitzgerald, Cecelia and Maria; brothers, Jimmy Villamor, Manuel, Adolfo and Vicente; sisters, Teresita Ramos, Lilia Mejia, Carmen Ogad, Ramona De Jesus and Rosalinda Domingo; 17 grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 10 a.m. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawai'i Funeral Home, Hilo.

PATRICIA MARIE FARLEY, 60, of Mountain View, Hawai'i, died Dec. 9, 2005. Born in Rhode Island. A religious education teacher. Survived by daughters, Jean Johnson and Malia; sons, Eric and Thomas Johnson and Keith; companion, Stephen Johnson; sisters, Pam LaRusso and Peggy, Mary and Jean Buchanan; brothers, Paul and Greg Buchanan. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawai'i Funeral Home; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

SOSIUA FINAU, 67, of La'ie, died Dec. 11, 2005. Born in Tonga. Retired carpenter. Survived by sons, Kealoha and Arthur Finau and Cameo and William Sika; daughters, Anna, Anitilose, Saini and Yana; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hau'ula Tongan 6th Ward; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at La'ie Cemetery. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

RACHELYN JAIDA-BELLE RAQUINIO GALO, infant daughter of Janalyn Valdez Galo and Ronell Ranchez Galo, died Dec. 8, 2005. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Also survived by grandparents, Orlino and Nely, Phillip and Marilyn Raquinio, and Norma Valdez; great-grandparents, Francisco and Maura, Pedro and Carmelita Ranchez, Felipe and Adela Raquinio and Brigilio and Avelina Valdez. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary, Maui; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

RONALD "RON" HEKILI GOMES, 37, of Honolulu, died Dec. 1, 2005. Born in Tacoma, Wash. Aloha State Sales Co. industrial powerlift operator. Survived by daughter, Tyler Ann Carlvalho-Gomes; father, Ronald; mother, Phyllis; brothers, Randy and Ryan; grandmother, Hazel Rodrigues. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at O'ahu Cemetery chapel; service 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

MELVIN TAKASHI HIRONAKA, 51, of Waipahu, died Dec. 11, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Sharon; daughter, Kimberly; son, Ryan; mother, Nobuko; brother, Larry; sister, Ann Mochihara. Service 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers.

JANET ASADA HOLT, 56, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Hawai'i, died Dec. 8, 2005. Former Western Airlines flight attendant; a floral business owner. Survived by husband, Kevin; sons, Matthew and David; sisters, Hilda Yamashita and Barbara Gomes; brothers, Charles and Donald Asada. Phoenix service held.

ROBERT FRANK JACKSON, 67, of 'Opihihale, Hawai'i, died Dec. 4, 2005. Born in Madison, Ill. A federal safety inspector. Survived by wife, Cristina; son, Thomas; daughters, Barbara Littorin-Mason and Jan; nine grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Jackson and Betty Davis. Graveside service 9 a.m. Friday at Veterans Cemetery #2, Hilo, Hawai'i. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i.

GEORGE YUKIO KIRIHARA, 84, of Captain Cook, Hawai'i, died Nov. 30, 2005. Born in Honaunau. Owner of Honaunau Market. Survived by son, Gary; daughters, Jo Ann Mikasa and Carol Ann Hamada; brother, Kazu; sisters, Takiyo Tanaka, Tokiko Sakata and Bessie Nishikawa; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 1 p.m . Sunday at Kona Hongwanji Temple; service 2 p.m. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary, Honolulu.

BARRY J. LaBONTE, 55, of Columbia, Md., formerly of Kane'ohe, died Oct. 24, 2005. Longtime University of Hawai'i, Institute for Astronomy professor and astronomer; Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Space Department, principal professional staff member; widely published in solar physics. Survived by wife, Beatrice; children, Allan, Hillary and Anna; father, William; sister, Karen Beauchesne; brother, William. Celebration of life 4:30 p.m. Monday at Kane'ohe Yacht Club. No flowers; donations to LaBonte Children Scholarship Fund, c/o APL Credit Union, P.O. Box 418, Laurel, MD 20725.

FUJINO MASATSUGU, 97, of Honolulu, died Dec. 3, 2005. Born on Maui. Survived by sons, Melvin, James and Douglas; brother, Gary Nishimura; sisters, Lillian Hirano and Marian Nakagawa; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

DENNIS MASAO MIYANO, 57, of Pearl City, died Nov. 26, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Retired automotive equipment sales representative. Survived by wife, Leila; mother, Violet; brothers, Robert, Gerald and Melvin. Service 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Burial 10:30 a.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

KATSUSHI NISHIMURA, 80, of Honolulu, died Dec. 4, 2005. Born in Makaweli, Kaua'i. Survived by wife, Kimiye; son, Russell; brother, G. Bob; sisters, Masako Hamada and Reiko Osato. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

ELSIE KAZUE OKI, 88, of 'Aiea, died Dec. 5, 2005. Born in Ka'u, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by son, George; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Janet Nambu and Betty Taoka. Private service held. No koden (monetary offerings). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

KENNETH SHIGEMI OSHIRO, 60, of Waipahu, died Dec. 6, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Owner of AJK Industrial Sales; former Aloha Airlines employee. Survived by daughter, Roxane; mother, Nancy; brother, Clarence. Service 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Missionary Church. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o.

LELAND "PAKE" RED QUINTAL SR., 46, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died Dec. 10, 2005. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A construction carpenter. Survived by wife, Yvonne; sons, Leland Jr. and Jacob; daughters, Crystal and Ivory; mother, Pearlie; brother, Ernest; sister, Pretty Makanui; grandson, Jacob Jr. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Aloha attire.

ARTHUR M. ROSA, 62, of Yorba Linda, Calif., died Nov. 15, 2005. Born in Wahiawa. Retired from Orange County (Calif.) Public Works Department. Survived by wife, Herta; daughter, Angelique Laos; parents, Selmo and Mabel; sisters, Linda Bernard and Selma; two grandchildren. Private California service held. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Los Angeles, California.

MARGARET FUSAE SAIKI, 81, of Honolulu, died Dec. 5, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Retired J.C. Penney salesclerk. Survived by husband, James; son, Alan; daughter, Susan Moriguchi; seven grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth and George Yamashiro; sisters, Dorothy Aoki, Helen Iwasaki and Alice Watanabe. Visitation 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service noon. No flowers. Casual attire.

RUBEN SORIANO SANTOS, 56, of Honolulu, died Dec. 10, 2005. Born in Manila, Philippines. Five Star Roofing Co. truck driver. Survived by wife, Angelina; sons, Ronald, Robin and Ryan; daughters, Angelica Larmon, Annie and Rubilhyn; brothers, Ernesto and Rolando; sisters, Lolita Baya, Carmelita Bermudez, Teresita Nery and Minerva Hernandez. Visitation 2 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Seventh-day Adventist Church; service 3 p.m. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

ELLEN NORA MORAN STRAWN, 91, of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Hawai'i, died Nov. 20, 2005. Born in Staten Island, N.Y. Former St. Francis Hospital medical librarian and teacher at St. Ann's School, Kane'ohe, and St. Anthony's School, Kailua. Survived by sons, Richard, Christopher, Stephen and Timothy; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Carmichael, Calif., service held; inurnment at Sun City, Ariz. Donations to the Harold Keables Chair, Iolani School, 563 Kamoku St., Honolulu, HI 96826.

DENNIS JOHN SULLIVAN, 76, of North Kohala, Hawai'i, died Dec. 8, 2005. Born in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico. A medical supplies sales executive. Survived by wife, Marcia Jo; sons, Michael and John; daughters, Patricia Sullivan and Cristin Donovan; sister, Helen Solitario; seven grandchildren. Private service at West Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Funeral and Tribute Services, Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i.

KAZUE TAKEUCHI, 87, of Honolulu, formerly of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died Dec. 1, 2005. Born in Kapa'a, Kaua'i. Retired sales clerk. Survived by son, Paul; daughters, Dorothy Ikemoto, Jane Fukumoto and Sharon Matsui; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Isami Kurasaki; sisters, Kinuko Kajikawa, Elsie Oshita, Betty Omori, Evelyn Hanki and Marian Kubota. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

EDITH CHIZUKO "ABE" TATEMICHI, 80, of Pearl City, formerly of 'Aiea, died Nov. 8, 2005. Born in 'Ewa. Survived by daughters, Ginny Harburg and Charlene Rodrigues; three grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o, Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

NOBUKO TOKITA, 68, of Waipahu, died Dec. 4, 2005. Born in Kanagawa Ken, Hayama, Japan. Survived by husband, Sadamu; son, Glenn; daughter, Amy Ponsiano; brothers and sisters in Japan; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o.

SHIZUYO TOMISHIMA, 94, of Honolulu, died Dec. 5, 2005. Born in 'Aiea. Survived by son, Rodney; daughters, Amy Fukuhara and Patricia Watanabe; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

MARTHA KALUHIOKALANI VARIZE, 80, of Wahiawa, died Dec. 5, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard dispensary. Survived by companion, Lloyd Gaspar; sons, Patrick and David Jr.; daughters, Margaret Cahill, Marion Lassiter and Patricia Kim-Tupinio; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Albert Prestidge, Benjamin Guerrero, Francis Guerrero, Henry Guerrero and John Guerrero; sister, Marion Baricuatro. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o, Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Casual or aloha attire.

LIANA TAMAE WASANO-CHASTAIN, 47, of Honolulu, died Dec. 8, 2005. Born in Wailuku, Maui. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Daniel; son, Daniel; mother, Shirley Wasano; brother, Dirk Wasano; sisters, Naomi Wasano and Sherilyn Ross. Visitation 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

QUON YING WONG, 88, of Honolulu, died Nov. 26, 2005. Born in China. Retired cook. Survived by sons, Benjamin and James; five grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.