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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, August 18, 2006


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.

AURORA CACERES AGNIR, 78, of Honolulu, died Aug. 9, 2006. Born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired housekeeper for the Sheraton Waikiki hotel. Survived by sons, Elfran, Edwin, Mario, Antonio, Eduardo and Carlos Galdones; daughters, Juliet Mina, Virginia Malla, Angelita Punzalan, Leticia Sapin and Fatima Naguiat; 29 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Church, Kalihi; Mass 9 a.m.; committal service 10:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire.

ERNEST "ERNIE" "JUNIOR" ALFERES JR., 49, of Waipahu, died Aug. 9, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by mother, Portia; sister, Arlene; brothers, Earl and Eric; hanai brother, Frank Lee Hong; grandmother, Evelyn Kaai. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

TOKIYO H. ARITA, 85, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died Aug. 13, 2006. Born in Kapa'a, Kaua'i. Retired receiving clerk with Kauai Stores. Survived by husband, Yoichi; son, Wayne; daughter, Judy Yoshida; four grandchildren; brother, Dr. Richard Haruki; sisters, Yoshie Kodama, Julia Suzuki and Sumie Haruki. Visitation 4 p.m. Monday at Lihu'e Hongwanji Mission; service 5 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

HARMONY "A BEAUTIFUL BLEND OF HONOR" TAKA De COITE, 3 1/2-month daughter of Cory and Megan De Coite, of Ahualoa, Hawai'i, died Aug. 11, 2006. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Also survived by brothers, Sebastian and Moses; sister, Taesha; grandparents, great-grandparents. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honoka'a, Hawai'i; Mass 10 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

SHAUNA MAE FARINO, 42, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died Aug. 13, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Co-proprietress of a housekeeping services company. Survived by companion, Walter Firpo Smith; sons, Frank and Michael; daughter, Kristina; father, Lewellyn Kamanu. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 11 a.m. Casual attire.

PASTORA TANGONAN FELIX, 92, of Waipahu, died Aug. 6, 2006. Born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by husband, Eugenio; daughters, Felicidad Tangonan Yoro, Felomina Saquilon-Bautista, Marie Tangonan Vogan, Rosalina Tangonan Vanderford and Flora Tangonan Roache; son, Wilfred "Bill" Tangonan; sisters, Emily Taclan and Lydia Sambrano; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Visitation 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; eulogy 11:15 a.m.; service 12:10 p.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

JUDITH DENISE GILMORE-ABALO, 68, of Pearl City, died Aug. 14, 2006. Born in Chicago. A florist and automobile sales representative. Survived by husband, Carlos Abalo; sons, Earl, Timothy and Terrence Gilmore; daughter, Jaqueline Ryan; brother, William O'Brian Jr.; sister, Joyce Straley; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Services at a later date in Florida and Arizona. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

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 2 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 3 p.m. No flowers. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

YURIKO ISHIKAWA, 70, of Mililani, died Aug. 2, 2006. Born on Maui. Survived by son, Derek; daughter, Lynne Shon; five grandchildren; brothers, Norma and Larry Sato; sisters, Peggy Wakumoto and Yukino Isobe. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

MARK WANG KOI KWOK, 56, of Honolulu, died Aug. 6, 2006. Born in Canton, China. Retired carpenter. Survived by wife, Katie; son, Joshua; stepdaughter, Athena Ching; brothers, Wing Kau and Wing Chow. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; Taoist service; burial 12:45 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

TUCK MING LEE, 83, of Kane'ohe, died Aug. 4, 2006. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. Retired house painter. Survived by wife, Mitsuko; sons, Duane, Anson and Darrell; one grandchild; sisters, Yock Seu Wong and Yock Ping Au. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

JOYCE BURTON LUULOA, 73, of Honolulu, died Aug. 4, 2006. Born in Emmett, Idaho. An airport cashier. Survived by son, Tomie. Private service at a later date. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

FREIDA GAY McCORMICK, 86, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died Aug. 15, 2006. Born in Clendenin, W.Va. A homemaker. Survived by daughter, Barbara Johnson; son, Roy Jr.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 5 p.m. No flowers. Donations to Hospice of Hilo. Casual attire.

ISIDRA (SHIRLEY) MEDEIROS, 74, of Pahrump, N.Y., formerly of Kailua, O'ahu, died Aug. 13, 2006. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. Shoshone Development store manager. Survived by daughter, Robyn Shope; sons, Edward, Mark, David and Mike; daughter, Diane; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Donations to Nathan Adelson Hospice. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Arrangements by Pahrump Family Mortuary, Pahrump.

LUCIUS MOTTA NEVES, 88, of Honolulu, died Aug. 8, 2006. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A retired accountant. Survived by wife, Mabel; sons, Louis and Patrick; daughter, Mary Kobayashi; sister, Irma Dizard; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church; Mass 11:30 a.m.; burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

ARTHUR "NUGGIE" KIYOSHI NOGUCHI, 82, of Kane'ohe, died Aug. 1, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired Honolulu Fire Department captain; retired state deputy sheriff. Survived by wife, Helen "Lehua"; son, Sam "Kimo"; daughters, Nadine "Queenie" Goo and Arvilla "Alec" Young; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Harada. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

ROBERT CONRAD SCHUMAN, 83, of Honolulu, formerly of Lahaina, Maui, died Aug. 15, 2006. Born in Baldwin, N.Y. Long-time local educator, from kindergarten through university level, statewide; and globally-shown artist, specializing in painting, weaving and ceramics. Survived by wife, Katherine (Shirley); children, Kathi, Annie, Rosemarie, Ipo and Paul; brother, Vincent; 11 grandchildren. Service 10:30 a.m. today at the Arcadia Retirement Residence. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations to The Contemporary Museum.

MAX BIGLER SMITH, 82, of Kailua, died Aug. 15, 2006. Born in Central, Ariz. Veterinarian, rancher, and Paniolo Hall of Fame inductee. Survived by wife, Rita; sons, Barry, Troy, Jon and Greg; daughters, Kris Anne Gustavson and Kari Archibald; 26 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Melva "Fawn" Bryce; brothers, Keith, Dale, Lot and Roger. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Visitation also 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua 2nd Ward; service 1 p.m.; burial 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

SARAH KAHIKINA TEIXEIRA, 94, of Honolulu, died Aug. 10, 2006. Born in 'Aiea. Retired kupuna with the Department of Education. Regarded as a manaleo for her perpetuation of the Hawaiian language. Survived by son, Edward; daughters, Adeline Brash, Mary Ng and Sally Ishikawa; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary; Catholic prayer service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 25 at Star of the Sea Church; Mass 11 a.m.; graveside service to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul, Alzheimer's Association or one's favorite charity. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

The location of burial has changed for NESTOR ESMENO PASCUAL VALDEZ, 53, of Honolulu, who 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, Hortencia 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 Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.