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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Thursday, February 24, 2005


Advertiser Staff

MARY "NANY" ANDREWS, 88, of Kunia, died Feb. 19, 2005. Born in Patterson, N.J. Retired telecommunications storeroom clerk. Survived by daughter, Sandy Wolcott; son, Leonard; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Committal service 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

CARMELITO FLOJO ARKANGEL, 86, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died Feb. 17, 2005. Born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired director of industrial relations for the former Puna Sugar Co.; retired lieutenant colonel and commander of Company B, 100th Infantry, Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Survived by sons, Dr. Carmelito Jr.; Robert, Anos, Vincent and Dominic; daughter, Dr. Suzanne; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Puna Congregational Church; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at East Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

DELFIN CARIAGA, 79, of Kailua, died Feb. 22, 2005. Born in Kealia, Kaua'i. An accountant retired from Island Holidays and Otaheite. Survived by wife, Felicidad; sons, Stephen and Michael; daughter, Priscilla Teska; sisters, Ruth Tavares and Carole Hansen; stepbrother, Raymond Valite; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial gathering 12:30 p.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Church; Mass 1 p.m.; reception to follow. Graveside service pending. No flowers. Aloha or casual attire.

ELIZABETH ANN CARR, 84, of Pepe'ekeo, Hawai'i, died Feb. 16, 2005. Born in Atlanta, Ga. Retired shopkeeper. Survived by sons, Kerry and Stewart Greathouse; two grandchildren. No service. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

BERNALDO CASTILLIO, 83, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died Feb. 19, 2005. Born in the Philippines. A laborer. Survived by son, Gary; daughters, Doreen Cocuzzi, Cecile Paulson and Gina Lind; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; hanai children, Debbie, Chris III and Kevin Willis. Private graveside service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

MELCHURA CATBAGAN, 93, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died Feb. 16, 2005. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by husband, Maurice Sr.; sons, Rudolpho and Maurice Jr.; daughters, Irene Williams and Leilani Cramer; seven grandsons; three granddaughters; great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church; service 11 a.m.; burial at Kaua'i Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

ERNEST GEORGE CHMIEL, 63, of Kihei, Maui, died Feb. 20, 2005. Born in Hammond, Calif. Retired aircraft technician for Alaskan Airlines. Survived by wife, Irene; son, Brian; daughter, Tammy. No service. Donations to Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku, HI 96793. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

ERFINO PARUNGAO CLARIDAD, 52, of 'Ewa Beach, died Feb. 3, 2005. Born in Santa Maria, Pangasinan, Philippines. Survived by wife, Charito; sons, Jay, Ericson and Chester; daughters, Jovelyn Ang, and Mary Jean and Ermalyn; sister, Araceli Bruan; granddaughter, Lorraine Ang. Visitation 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

DANIEL MONIZ "DANNY" COBILE, 76, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Feb. 17, 2005. Born in South Leyte, Philippines. A welder retired from the former Puna Sugar Co. Survived by wife, Maria; sons, Glenn and Gary; daughter, Cheryl; brothers, Charles and Edwin; five grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial at Alae Cemetery.

VIRGINIA JUMALON FARRAR, 73, of Kane'ohe, died Feb. 19, 2005. A longtime Ilikai Hotel waitress. Survived by son, Douglas; daughters, Martha Camara and Daphne Farrar; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Benjamin, James, Moses, Marcellus, Edward and Clement; sisters, Arkelina Makuakane, Agnes Isa and Ethel Hao. Celebration of life 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Ilikai Hotel Pacific Ballroom. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

MERCY J. GANTE, 51, of Honolulu, died Feb. 19, 2005. Born in Manila, Philippines. Worked for the Kalihi Salvation Army. Survived by husband, Eduardo Efren; sons, Jayefren, Jayeren and JayeEdren; daughter, Frency; sisters, Amparo Santos and Alicia Alonzo; brother, Jose Josue Jr. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service noon; cremation to follow. Casual attire.

UMENO HIRAYAMA, 86, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Feb. 17, 2005. Born in Hilo. A seamstress; retired packer at Mr. Papaya Co. Survived by son, Royden; sister, Nancy Kainuma; brother, Makoto Nakashima; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

BRAYDEN EZEKIEL KAIONI HOWARD-KAHALEHOE, infant son of Roby and Howard Kahalehoe, of Makakilo, died Feb. 8, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Also survived by grandparents, Ginger and Ben Kahalehoe Jr., and Sherrie and Roby Howard. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

JAMES NIN CHUN LEONG, 74, of Honolulu, died Feb. 13, 2005. Born in Honolulu, Retired produce delivery person. Survived by stepsons, Dexter and Todd Muraoka; four stepgrandchildren; brothers, Herbert and Henry Leong; sisters, Clara Lee and Betsy Kansaku. Visitation 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

CHARMAINE BETTY LOU MANAKU, 54, of Wai'anae, died Feb. 9, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Clifford; daughters, Rochelle Kalili, Roxanne Ching and Rozlynn; mother, Betty Lou Chan; brothers, Peter and Dane Chan; sisters, Leo Tilton, Dolly Machado, Waynette Tsubota and Pam Echiberi; 11 grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Leeward Christian Fellowship Church, Waipahu Town Center, 94-030 Farrington Highway (old Safeway store); service 11 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

ROSITA FELICISIMA "ROSE" RIVERA BALISBISANA MILLER, 76, of Honolulu, died Feb. 15, 2005. Born on Kaua'i. Founder and operator of Hawai'i Raceway Park. Survived by children, Julanda Weathers, Mayna McClemtock, Deceree Phelps, Clay Leon Miller Jr.and Chantell Miller; sister, Josephine Acierto; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30- p.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

AMY FUSAKO MIURA, 66, of 'Aiea, died Feb. 13, 2005. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired from Ilima Intermediate School. Survived by husband, Stanley; daughters, Judy Miura, Carolyn Tanabe and Teri Jenkins; five grandchildren; brother, Albert Aoki; sisters, Eleanor Kirito and Mildred Mark. Visitation 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 5:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual or aloha attire.

JAMES TOSHIYUKI NAKAGAWA, 78, of Wailuku, Maui, died Feb. 8, 2005. Born in Makawao, Maui. Survived by son, David; daughter, Rachel Cook; brothers, Larry and Patrick; four grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

RICHARD "DA GROUCH" TATSUO NAKAMIYO, 57, of Honolulu, died Feb. 19, 2005. Born in Waipahu. Ace Auto Glass Inc. warehouse supervisor. Survived by wife, Verley; sons, Shane and Sean; daughter, Ronnette; a grandson; brother, Dennis; sisters, Patricia Masuda and Karen Rodrigues. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 4 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

CHARLES YAP "CHARLIE" NEE, 78, of Honolulu, died Feb. 16, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Retired Hawaii Government Employees Association business agent; musician. Survived by wife, Dale; sister, Bernice Poaha; brothers, James and Eugene Kawainui; sons, Gregory and Christopher; grandchildren, Alika, Melissa and Alyssa. Beach service and scattering of ashes 11 a.m. Saturday at Elks Club, Waikiki; reception to follow. Lei welcome. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

MARCIA L. OUTCALT, 70, of Kauai'i, died Feb. 20, 2005. Born in Mount Vernon, Ohio. A teacher, real estate sales associate, and Montgomery of Wisconsin Inc., director of relocations services. Survived by husband, David; children, Jeffrey, Gregory, Kevin and Eric; eight grandchildren. Mount Vernon service. Arrangements by Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio.

MILDRED KAHAUNANI PAKELE, 67, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Feb. 11, 2005. Born in Hilo. A caregiver. Survived by sisters, Eunice Hulama, Rachel Kuilipule and Isabel Pua; brother, Walter. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

CHARLES "CHARLIE" HENRY RIDINGS, 63, of Wai'anae, died Jan. 19, 2005. Born in Atlanta, Ga. U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran. Survived by wife, Jeanne; sons, Charles, Charles C., Billy and Jason Ridings, and Vincent and Alfredo Aquino; daughter, Junedale Milan; brothers, William, John and Timothy; sisters, Leslie, Jessie, Betty, Carol and Madeline; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Makua Beach; service 2:30 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o.

LES RIETFORS, 53, of Kailua, died Feb. 17, 2005. Born in Kailua. A maker of 'ukulele and guitars. Survived by wife, Cheryl; daughters, Amanda Rietfors and Ashley Casazza; father, Fritz Jr.; brothers, Ron and Ken. Service 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Kailua Beach pavilion, by Lanikai boat ramp. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

JULIA DELARIES ROY, 74, of Honalo, Hawai'i, died Feb. 10, 2005. Born in Holualoa, Hawai'i. Retired Kona Hilton Hotel room maid. Survived by companion, Eddie Medeiros; son, Dayle Delaries; brothers, Robert and Michael Delaries; sisters, Della Tapiro, Tina Alika, Maggie Pucong, Donna Drummond and Agnes Chong. Service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

SARAH LEILANI HOLT SWIFT, 77, of Honolulu, died Feb. 20, 2005. Born in Honolulu. A Hawaiian Telephone Co. operator; and American Cancer Society campaign supervisor. Survived by sons, John Jr., Guy and Eddison; daughters, Jacleen Wong, Gayle Otsuka and Elexis York; sisters, Adeline Lutero, Leatrice Scales and Edwina Cacoulidis; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

ALFREDO PASION VEA, 82, of Waipahu, died Feb. 15, 2005. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Del Monte Co. Survived by wife, Paula; sons, Gerardo, Hilario, Chris, Romeo and George; daughters, Antonina Derige, Dionie Dela Cruz and Marina Saikevych; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Jovencia Acob and Jovita Vea. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

YOSHINOBU WATANABE, 85, of Mililani, formerly of Kahului, Maui, died Feb. 8, 2005. Born in Pa'ia, Maui. Retired terminal clerk for McCabe, Hamilton and Renny Co. Survived by sons, Gordon, Reuben and Walter; brother, Jiro; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

YASUKO WESSEL, 83, of Mililani, died Feb. 17, 2005. Born in Tokyo. Survived by husband, Elroy "Roy"; daughters, Kazuko Saito and Mie Brechtelsbauer; brothers, Tsuneo, Kiyoharu and Masao Sugihara; sister, Shizuko Sugihara; five grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

TERESA KIMIYE AOKI "Terri" "Ter-Bear" WILSON, 50, of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., wife of former Advertiser sports editor Steve Wilson, died Feb. 8, 2005. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Longtime United Airlines reservations and customer service employee; artist and illustrator of children's books. Also survived by daughter, Regan; mother, Kiyoko "June" Aoki; brothers, Glenn and Kurtis Aoki. Mainland services held. Friends in Hawai'i will meet at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the front stairs of Kaka'ako Park for a memorial event; flowers to be tossed into the sea. Donations toward publication of her "Hot Pink Tennis Shoes," collaborative children's book: Charter One Bank, 633 Notre Dame, Grosse Pointe MI 48320.