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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, August 17, 2006


Advertiser Staff

NERIDIA GASPAR AGTARAP, 52, of Waipahu, died July 25, 2006. Born in Navotas, Laoag City, Philippines. Employed at Bank of Hawaii, main branch. Survived by husband, Miguel "Mike"; sons, Kevin and Kenley; mother, Rosaida Gaspar; brother, Laureto; sisters, Salvacion Dela Cruz and Nenita Briones. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; rosary 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:45 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 9:45 a.m; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

GENE R. BALBACH, 55, of Kane'ohe, died Aug. 9, 2006. Born in Los Angeles. A photographer and owner of Sara-Graphices. Survived by wife, Julie; brothers, Gary, Gordon and Glen. Celebration of life at a later date. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

QUENTIN SCOTT BREZINA, 52, of Kailua, died Aug. 3, 2006. Born in Langdon, N.D. Owner of a restaurant supply company. Survived by son, Calder Kalama; mother, Donna; brother, Kelly; sisters, Corliss Altman and Heather Schilz. Service at a later date. Call 351-2497. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

KENNETH FOOK LOY CHUNG, 74, of Mililani, died Aug. 7, 2006. Born in Kula, Maui. Retired U.S. Army staff sergeant; refrigeration/air condition mechanic at Schofield Barracks. Survived by daughter, Patricia Oshiro; son, Patrick; four grandchildren; siblings, Loretta, Anthony, and Barbara Romero. Visitation 10 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

ALANI LOUIS de LOACH, 37, of Kailua, died Aug. 4, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A carpenter. Survived by daughter, Brianna; father, Robert; brothers, Adam, Akira, Ashley and Aaron; sister, Alicia. Private service held. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

MAE L. EINHORN, of Honolulu, died Aug. 12, 2006. Survived by sons, William and Edward. Service pending. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

DICK KENJI GINOZA, 62, of Hono-lulu, died Aug. 9, 2006. Born in Ho-nolulu. Retired bus driver. Survived by sons, Calvin Ginoza-Namba and Dick Namba; daughters, Karen Harris and Cindy Namba; six grandchildren; brothers, Albert, George, Norman and Stanley. Service 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

ROBERT "BOBBY" GIRON, 76, of Alameda, Calif., formerly of Kahuku, died June 7, 2006. University of San Francisco equipment manager; retired U.S. Army sergeant first class. Survived by wife, Jovita; sons, Robert Jr. and James; daughters, Rochelle and Jackie Kealohi; sisters, Adoracion Giron-Remular and AlohaLinda Kalahiki; eight grandchildren. Service held. Condolences to Jovita Giron, 1116 Rosewood Way, Alameda, CA 94501. Arrangements by Greer Mortuary, Alameda.

KAYA HAMADA, 98, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Aug. 2, 2006. Born in Na'alehu, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by son, Edwin; daughters, Kathleen Yanaga and June Cole eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 4 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 5 p.m. No flowers. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

MARY ROBINSON HEYD, 86, of Kane'ohe, died Aug. 13, 2006. Born in Chicago. Retired state Department of Education kindergarten teacher with 32 years of service; past president of Assistance League of Hawaii. Survived by husband, Paul; sons, Douglas, Richard, Greg and Mark; brother, Sam Robinson; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 3 p.m. Saturday at Windward United Church of Christ; service 4 p.m. No flowers. Donations to Windward United Church of Christ. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

TOYOKO HIGA, 87, of Honolulu, died Aug. 10, 2006. Born in Wai'anae. Survived by sons, James and Henry; daughters, Irene, Julie Takara and Ellen Saguibo; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Hideo and Jack Asato; sister, Shizue Shimabukuro. Service 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

HIROSHI IKEDA, 79, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Aug. 13, 2006. Born in Hilo. Retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier in Hilo; recipient of the Japanese Cultural Treasure award for his contributions in perpetuating the Japanese culture of bonsai; World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Helene; daughter, Renee Wolfgang; son, Miles; mother, Kimie; brothers, Hisashi, Mitsugi and Susumu; sisters, Aileen Sasaki, Tokie Ching and Katie Lee; six grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 11:30 a.m. Casual attire.

GORO INABA, 89, of Holualoa, Hawai'i, died Aug. 14, 2006. Born in Holualoa. Owner of Kona Hotel, Holualoa; former member state Land Use Commission; World War II member of 442nd Regimental Combat Team, anti-tank unit. Survived by wife, Yayoko; son, Don; daughters, Georgene Buckhart, Rowena and Ann; brothers, Yoshio and James; three grandchildren. Visitation 2 p.m. Sunday at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo, Hawai'i; service 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona branch.

Sister GRACE LOUISE "GINGER" KOMINE, 74, of Honolulu, died Aug. 12, 2006. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Long-time Franciscan sister, with Sisters of St. Francis, Hawai'i region; teacher and administrator in primary and middle schools in Hawai'i, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. Survived by mother, Louise Miura; brothers, Robert, Raymond and Ronald; stepsister, Lillian Wakabayashi. Visitation 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at St. Francis Convent, 2715 Pamoa Road; Mass 5 p.m. Burial 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations to Sisters of St. Francis Retirement Fund, 2715 Pamoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822; St. Francis Hospice-East, c/o St. Francis Foundation, 2228 Liliha St., room 205, Honolulu, HI 96817, or St. Francis School Scholarship Fund, 2715 Pamoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

THOMAS "TOMMY" YUTAKA KUBOTA, 76, of Honolulu, died Aug. 5, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired painter for the state Department of Human Services, Housing and Community Development. Survived by brothers, Henry, Wallace and James; sister, Helen Takara. Visitation 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 2 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

BENJAMIN "RUDY" CATALINO LABORTE, 67, of Lahaina, Maui, died Aug. 13, 2006. Born in Lahaina. Worked at the Sheraton Hotel as property operations. Survived by wife, Irene; sons, Ivan and Jason Cabrera; daughters, Kathy Matsuoka, Tamara Villanueva and Roxanne Texeira; brothers, Albert and William; sisters, Elsie Hook and Elizabeth Edlao; 10 grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 3 p.m.; cremation to follow. Lei welcome. Casual attire.

REX EDWARD LIVINGSTON, 64, of Waimea, Hawai'i, died Aug. 9, 2006. Born on O'ahu. Retired superintendent project manager in the construction industry. Survived by wife, Anita; sons, Dale, Francis and Rex; daughter, Stacy McGurn; brother, Francis; sisters, Miriam Kunihiro, Dorothy Quintua and Alice Barona; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Graveside service 10 a.m. tomorrow at Waimea County Cemetery. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Funeral & Tribute Services of West Hawaii.

GORDON SAKUJI MIYAKI, 65, of Lahaina, Maui, died Aug. 13, 2006. Born in Lahaina. A business owner. Survived by wife, Carolee; sons, Grant, Mark and Drew; daughters, Dana Naylor, Jill Iseri and Kaiyana; brother, Edward; three grandchildren. Visitation 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lahaina Hongwanji; service 3 p.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

PATRICIA ANN WEATHERBEE SCHNEIDER, 80, of Honolulu, died Aug. 13, 2006. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired from First Insurance Co. Survived by son, David Oakley; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. No service. Donations to Hawaiian Humane Society. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

NESTOR ESMENO PASCUAL VALDEZ, 53, of Honolulu, died Aug. 8, 2006. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by son, Allen; daughter, Kuuipo; brothers, Ross, Chris-Jun and Cyril; sisters, Ofie, Hortenica Camat, Lily and Lorna Amphonrojnanan; stepmother, Menchi. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

WILLIAM T. VINANO, also known as WILLIAM T. BINANO, 76, of Waimanalo, died Aug. 4, 2006. Born in Pakala, Kaua'i. Retired from the University of Hawai'i Experimental Station at Waimanalo; worked at Flamingo's in Kane'ohe. Survived by brother, Wilson; sisters, Julia Staudinger, Mercy Ebanez and Pearline Cuban. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial with military honors 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

WILLIAM "BILL" MARONEY WOOD JR., 86, of Honolulu, died Aug. 14, 2006. Born in New Jersey. Retired from the U.S. Air Force; retired labor relations management specialist at Hickam Air Force Base. Survived by wife, Jean; daughter, Wanda; sister, Charlotte O'Dell. Service 3 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Congregational Church. Private inurnment at a later date. No flowers. Donations to Nuuanu Congregational Church. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

KIKUYO YOKOYAMA, 94, of Wailuku, Maui, died Aug. 11, 2006. Born in Waikapu, Maui. A housewife. Survived by daughters, Patricia Bal and Barbara Iwaishi; brother, Matthew Mori; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.