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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 20, 2006


Advertiser Staff

GLORIA BINYAN, 93, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died April 12, 2006. Born in Onomea, Hawai'i. Homemaker. Survived by sons, Richard Soares, Francisco and Clarence Amador, and Leroy; daughters, Lori Mendonca, Shirley Kobayashi and Barbara Ueda; sisters, Helen Medeiros and Gladys DeSa; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

JAMES KAHA'I BLAISDELL, 91, of Bandera, Texas, formerly of Honolulu, died Feb. 2, 2006. Brother of former Honolulu Mayor Neal Blaisdell, and last of the "Blaisdell Boys"; former Roosevelt High School varsity football coach; and inductee into the University of Redlands Hall of Fame, for football, basketball and baseball. Survived by daughters, Rhanda Perreira and Jimi Kiger; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; wife, Molly. Texas service held. Donations to Hawai'i Public Television. Arrangements by Grimes Funeral Chapels, Bandera.

FORTUNATO BEN CASTILLO, 89, of Los Angeles, formerly of Honolulu, died April 5, 2006. Born in Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired maintenance worker at St. Francis Medical Center-Liliha. Survived by wife, Concepcion; daughters, Emmie Castillo-Villaruz, Cora, Pronia, Marcie Castillo-Eng and Lorie Castillo-Mallari; seven grandchildren; sister, Feliza Caberto. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at St. Philomena Church; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Saturday at the church; Mass 8:30 a.m.; burial 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

CIRIACO ANDRES DELA CRUZ, 99, of Honolulu, formerly of Waialua, died April 17, 2006. Born in Apaya, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Waialua Sugar Plantation worker. Survived by wife, Sofia; sons, Artemio and Ruben; daughters, Fely Manipon and Euziele; hanai son, Avelino Sabug; sister, Adriana; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at St. Michael Catholic Church; Mass 7 p.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

GARY JAMES GANDIA, 54, of Ho-nolulu, died April 16, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Chief night auditor with the Marine Surf Waikiki Hotel. Survived by parents, Maxine and James; brothers, Derek and Lindsey; sisters. MaraLani Gandia-Wong and Patty Colemon. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. April 28 at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; cremation and inurnment at a later date. Aloha attire.

JOSEPHINE "FINA" R. GONSALVES, 76, of Waipahu, died April 9, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Member of United Puerto Rican Association of Hawaii. Survived by husband, Stephen "Peewee"; son, Stephen; daughters, Stephanie, Sharon and Sheryl, and Marcel Jacobs; three grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

ANNA MARIA HUXEL, 45, formerly of Carson City, Nev.; Agana, Guam; and Pearl City, Wahiawa and 'Ewa Beach; died April 1, 2006. Born in Grand Forks, N.D. Most of her life was in the care of Waimano Home and Research Center of Hawai'i. Survived by father, Charles; stepmother, Nancy Wond; brother, Micah; and sisters, Rachel Huxel and Leah Gigante; longtime caregiver, Ernesto Cadiz. Burial 2 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers; donations to organizations caring for people with mental retardation. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

GRACE REIKO IHARA, 62, of Ho-nolulu, died April 4, 2006. Born in Newell, Calif. Professor of Speech at the University of Hawai'i, Honolulu Community College; speech pathologist. Survived by aunts and uncles. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

LAWRENCE YOSHIHARU KURA-TANI, 72, of Honolulu, died April 12, 2006. Born in Makaweli, Kaua'i. Retired engineer; one of the founding partners of Data Recall and Biteck International. Survived by wife, Ruth; son, Jason; daughter, Joann Okawa; four grandchildren; brother, Stanley. Service 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Aloha attire.

JACKSON LAU, 89, of Honolulu, died April 17, 2006. Born in Saigon, Vietnam. Survived by sons, Henry and Ben; daughters, Lyly Luu and Lianne Lau; six grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; Taoist service; burial 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.

ESTHER PERKINS LUM, 87, of Wai'anae, died April 17, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by children, Joseph Kuahuia, Cynthia Haumea, John Kuahuia and Sherille Akai; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; brothers, Ralph Sainchow and Spencer Peters; sister, Verdelle. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. May 5 at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery.

JEN MA, 80, of Honolulu, died April 8, 2006. Born in China. Survived by husband, Tze; sons, Victor and Kevin; daughters, Marie Lau, Vivian Liou and Chih Lu; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Private service. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

JOHN R. MAGUIRE, 81, of Helena, Mont., died Nov. 25, 2005. Decorated U.S. Navy submariner in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War; national secretary, president, and state commander, U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II; member of Disabled American Veterans. Survived by sons, Vernon and Michael Maguire and Richard Sun Jr.; daughters, Kathy Maguire and Cynthia Schulte; four grandchildren; one great-grandson. Gathering 10 a.m. May 4 at gravesite of wife, Doris, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Arrangements by Smith Crematory, Billings, Mont.

LUCY C. MANUS, 87, of Kalaheo, Kaua'i, died April 5, 2006. Born in Lawa'i, Kaua'i. A knife sharpener; and Kaua'i Pine forelady. Survived by husband, Daniel Sr.; son, Daniel Jr.; daughters, Madeline Braddock and Dolores Saladaga; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Joaquin Ayres and Charles Costa; sisters, Virginia Mendez and Violet Clark. Visitation 9:30 to 11 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo; Mass 11 a.m.; burial to follow in church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary, Kaua'i.

GAIL U. MIYASHIRO, 78, of 'Aiea, died April 11, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired supply clerk for the U.S. Navy Naval Supply Center. Survived by sons, Russell and Brooks; daughter, Lynette Kim; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; sister, Rose Loui. Visitation 11 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service noon. No flowers. Casual attire.

CHARLES KATSUMI OYABU, 64, of Texas, formerly of Honolulu, died April 5, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Member of the Society of Mary; teacher at Riordan High School, San Francisco; chaplain, and novice master, Kieffer Hall, Honolulu; pastor, St. Anthony's Church, Wailuku, Maui; administrator at Holy Rosary Church, Pa'ia, Maui, and Christ the King Church, Kahului, Maui; associate pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Helotes, Texas. Survived by mother, Dorothy; brothers, Jerry and Lawrence; sisters, Rachel Shozuya, Charlotte Fujieda and Shirley Higa. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Chaminade University Mystical Rose Oratory; Mass 10 a.m.; burial 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations to Marianist Missions for India, Africa, Korea and Mexico, 4435 E. Patterson Road, Dayton, OH 45481-0001.

ANTONIO "TONING" QUILIZA PASION, 93, of Honolulu, died April 7, 2006. Born in San Roque, Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Co-founder and former president of San Roque, Gabao and Butol Saranay Association; retired supervisor at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Survived by son, William; daughter, Luz Pasion-Lovinaria; brother, Benjamin; sisters, Crecensia and Inning; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church; Mass 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

PETER ANTHONY PROSKEFALAS, 88, of Honolulu, died April 17, 2006. Born in New York. Retired civil service employee. Survived by wife, Fannie; daughter, Cynthia Dell; two grandchildren; brother, Gregory; sisters, Roxane Paramithis and Demetra Vouvakis. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Service also noon Tuesday at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral-Proskefalas Fund.

SAICHI SASAKI, 89, of Lahaina, Maui, died March 28, 2006. Retired sugar cane process supervisor, Pioneer Mill, Lahaina; and active with the Lahaina Plebes (baseball) Association. Survived by children, Kay, Ruth Conklin and Dale; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Sakae Kawakami, Hideko Kuwahara and Myrtle Endo. Service 4:30 p.m. July 22 at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Arrangements by Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home, Kissimmee, Fla.

HATSUYO TANOUYE, 91, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died April 18, 2006. Born in Hilo. Member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Survived by sons, Roy Tanoue, Stanley and Gary; daughter, Jane Takamatsu; sister, Hisayo Fujinaga; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a hanai great-great-grandchild. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 4 p.m. Casual attire.

GRACE PANG WONG, 84, of Hono-lulu, died April 8, 2006. Born in Hono-lulu. Retired executive secretary for Rehabilitation Hospital. Survived by sons, Randall and Gary; daughters, Paula, Julie Krucky and Angela; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Arthur, Eugene, Robert, Calvin and Franklin Pang; sisters, Florence Kono and Alma O'Day. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Private graveside service Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

JERRY MAMORU YONEMURA, 91, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died April 17, 2006. Born in Kapa'a, Kaua'i. Sign maker for the County of Kaua'i. Survived by daughter, Arlene Iida; son, Bryon; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Michiyo Yasuda. Visitation 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Kapa'a Hongwanji Mission; service 5:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.