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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 6, 2006


Advertiser Staff

HILDA MENDES AZEVEDO, 92, of Honolulu, died Dec. 26, 2005. Born in Ahualoa, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by children, Gail Ogao, Walter and Chris; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence Lopes. Visitation has been changed to 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church; service 10 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

FAUSTINO "PAOS" CABARLOC, 83, of Hawaiian Acres, Hawai'i, died Dec. 27, 2005. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A truck driver retired from Puna Sugar Co. Survived by wife, Mary; daughter, Bernadette; sons, Faustino Jr., Rolando and Patrick; 12 grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Kurtistown Filipino Cemetery. Casual attire.

RAMON "BUTCHY" CULLEN DIAZ, 63, of Volcano, Hawai'i, died Jan. 1, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired firefighter on O'ahu; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Gabriele; daughters, Gabriele "Nani" Diaz and Ramona Melasig; sisters, Marian Kahele, Leetha Faleafine, Elizabeth Charles and Harriet Martinez; brothers, Edward "Skippa" and John; seven grandchildren. Service at a later date. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

KATHLEEN MARIE EBESUTANI, 59, of 'Aiea, died Dec. 30, 2005. Born in Worcester, Mass. Retired state Department of Education teacher at Solomon Elementary School. Survived by husband, Calvin; sons, Shaun and Chad; daughter, Jenny; brother, James Naas Jr.; sister, Diane Lewis. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

SE'ELA LEOTA FEAGAI, 70, of Honolulu, died Dec. 27, 2005. Born in American Samoa. Survived by husband, La'au Sr.; sons, Sasoa, Neueli, La'au Jr., Ne'emia, Luavasa Feagai and Pese Leota; daughters, Oli Sivaivai, Nua Vaovasa, Tiana Feagai, Lagi Feagai and Natia Maka; 26 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Va'atofu Fa'i. Service 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; burial 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

ROBERT KAZUTO FUCHISE, 87, of Honolulu, died Dec. 27, 2005. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired U.S. Army, Kapalama Military Reservation, clerk. Survived by wife, Shizu; son, Robert; daughter, Sharon Toriki; four grandchildren; brothers, James and Frank; sisters, Helen Chang and Margaret Takekawa; sister, Yoshie. Service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

NELSON TETSUO HADA, 83, of Honolulu, died Jan. 1, 2006. Born in Honalo, Kona, Hawai'i. A sales associate for Sports Authority. Survived by wife, Ruth; son, Conrad; daughters, Corinne Sillapachai, Celeste Hada, Cynthia Quinajon and Cherryl Pratt; seven grandchildren; brother, Samuel; sister, Mildred Abe. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

ERNEST TAKEO INOUYE, 94, of Honolulu, died Dec. 16, 2005. Born in Kona, Hawai'i. Retired heavy equipment mechanic. Survived by daughters, Jeanette Silberstain and Linda Lee; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Sadayuki. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

ANN "PENNY" KUZ JOHNSON, 86, of Mililani, died Dec. 27, 2005. Born in Bayonne, N.J. An acrobatic dancer who performed at Radio City Music Hall and in "The Hawaiians" with Charlton Heston. Survived by husband, Henry; son, Scott; daughter, Sherry; hanai daughter, Suzie Kimi; six grandchildren. Service 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Presbyterian Church. Aloha attire.

SUSAN MARIE JOHNSON, 56, of Kahuku, died Jan. 1, 2005. Born in Minnesota. Retail store manager/ bookkeeper at Silver Moon Emporium. Survived by mother, Rose Schmidt; brothers, Charles, Jeffrey, Scott and Gregory; sisters, Debra Nesgoda, Gina Gotelaere, Jill Hatfield and Stephanie Dunbar; caregiver, Lucie Talbot-Holu. Service 11 a.m. today at Ali'i Beach Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

GARY "POPS" KALEHUA KAUWE, 57, of Mililani, died Dec. 30, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Gary Jr. and Simeon; daughters, Anastasia Perreira, Chantel, Gary Ann Aina and Gary Lynn; brothers, Francis Yokoyama, Ronald Ganal and Robert; sisters, Rebecca Daguro and Miriam Boykin; eight grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Baptist Church; service 7 p.m. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

MARJORIE MAY LOCKWOOD, 83, of Kohala, Hawai'i, died Jan. 3, 2006. Born in Seattle. A retired executive secretary who belonged to Pi Beta Phi. Survived by daughters, Star Hellickson, Candace Mobbs and Dena Anderson; son, Steve; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Borthwick Funeral Home, Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i.

VERNON WAH SING LUNG, 60, of Waipahu, died Jan. 2, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A marine engineer. Survived by companion, Maria Dacoscos; nephew, Rick Kam; niece, Patti Kam Bauman; aunt, Lani Tam; brother, Sanford. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at O'ahu Cemetery Chapel; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

DANIEL PAUL MARTIN, 39, of Honolulu, died Jan. 2, 2006. Born in Glendale, Ariz. Survived by daughter, Stephie "Seika" Sanada-Martin; parents, Dalmas and Anne; sisters, Theresa Crighton and Christina Wheaton. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

GERTRUDE EBELING MAXFIELD, 81, of Honolulu, died Dec. 5, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Retired from HOPACO after 35 years of service. Survived by sister, Winifred Smith. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.

RAYMOND HUGH NICOLA, 82, of Honolulu, died Dec. 26, 2005. Born in Makaweli, Kaua'i. Retired security guard with Hawaiian Electric Co. Survived by wife, Meta; sons, Raymond Jr. and Wise; brothers, Chauncey and John; sisters, Helenbetty, Jane, Ester, Blossom and Fayeann; four grandchildren. Service pending. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.

BERNICE MONA KIA NITTA, 69, of Lahaina, Maui, died Jan. 1, 2006. Born in Pa'ia, Maui. Retired hotel pantry worker. Survived by husband, Shigeo Sr.; sons, Rodney, Roger, Robert Jr. and Roger Nitta, and Michael Rodrigues; daughters, Roberta Kamakawiwo'ole, Lori Ann Garoute, Noella Iwahashi and Norine Matsumura; brothers, Joseph, Harry and Bernard Naeole; sisters, Winona Kong, Shirley Borson, Florence Felimer, Blanche Steward and Thelma Shimaoka; 21 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. tomorrow at Maria Lanikila Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

BETTY YASUE NUNOKAWA, 83, of Honolulu, died Dec. 18, 2005. Born in Waialua. Transportation supervisor for the U.S. Navy, 14th Naval District, Pearl Harbor. Survived by husband, Harold; daughter, Jo Ann; a grandchild; two great-grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

SYLVIA "TITA" E.S. KALUHIOKALANI PEBLEY, 71, of Honolulu, died Dec. 29, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Employed at Gold's Gym and Pohai Nani. Survived by husband, Ronald; sons, Noble, Buttons and Ricky Kaluhiokalani, and Curtis and George Pebley; daughters, Keahaulani Jardine and Valerie Brown; brothers, Clarence, Walter and Buddy; sisters, Delores Rowe, Edith Kaikuana and Naomi Kaaiawaawa; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Celebration of life noon to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Hale'iwa Beach Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

EARL WARREN RAAF, 82, of Captain Cook, Hawai'i, died Dec. 27, 2005. Born in Chicago. An advertising copywriter who coined the phrase "Yahoo, Mountain Dew." Survived by wife, Betty; sons, William and Earl Jr.; sister, Bette Lee Pels. Private family service Jan. 20 at West Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Funeral & Tribute Services of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i.

LIVINGSTONE "LIVI" SASAGI, 49, of Waialua, died Nov. 17, 2005. Born in Whitmore Village. A landscape designer. Survived by wife, Koreen Napeahi; brothers, Maxstone, Wellingstone and Caffarelle Sasagi, and Kingsley Teixeira, Skippy and Blaine Barros and Darin Awing; sisters, Lugi Sasagi, Rhonda Teixeira and Ramona Barros. Service 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at House of Restoration of Assembly of God Church, Hale'iwa. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

SHIGEKI SATO, 81, of 'Aiea, died Dec. 24, 2005. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Retired cable splicer for GTE Hawaiian Telephone Co. Survived by wife, Yaeko; sons, Eric, Brian and Garret; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

GORDON LEE SHOOP, 54, of Hale'iwa, died Dec. 27, 2005. Born in California. An electrician. Survived by wife, Debra; daughter, Amber; brothers, Randy and Ron; sisters, Rhonda, Jennie, Debbie and Vicki. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

MARK MASASHI TAMURA, 83, of Kane'ohe, died Dec. 23, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Retired plumber. Survived by wife, Helen; sons, Mark and Jason; five grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

HENRY MATTHEW TERLEP JR., 57, of Mountain View, Hawai'i, died Dec. 29, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Former drywall carpenter. Survived by companion, Pamela Gard; sons, Matthew and Hanalei; daughters, Christine, Stephanie, Cheri Makua, Canya Barnes and Kehaulani; brothers, Leroy Pulawa, Francis, Frank, Dennis, Thomas, Timothy and Lawrence "Lenny"; sister, Veronica Lyman; 19 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 5 p.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire.

ANTHONY A. TONOGAN, 57, of Birmingham, Ala., died Nov. 9, 2005. Born in 'Ewa. A master sergeant retired from the U.S. Army, and Vietnam veteran. Survived by wife, Mellie; daughter, Michele; sons, David and Andrew; sister, Frances "Fay" Spencer; brothers, Lawrence and Robert; a grandson.

EMILY O. TORRES, 82, of Mililani, died Dec. 23, 2005. Born in 'Ewa. A homemaker. Survived by sons, James and Gerald Rodrigues, and Frank Jr.; daughters, Ethel Basque and Janice Lacewell; sisters, Mary Cho, Beatrice Frazier and Cecelia Barroza; eight grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Donations to the Kidney Foundation or American Heart Association.

WILLIAM JERRY TUREK, 86, of Kihei, Maui, died Jan. 3, 2006. Born in McKees Rock, Pa. Production specialist for Ford Motor Co. Survived by daughter, Donna Kauhane; son, Jerry; sister, Sylvia; brother, Frank; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service 9:30 a.m. Monday at Kama'ole III Beach Park, south end. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.

JANSSEN MATTHEW WEST, 18, of Kapolei, died Jan. 1, 2006. Born in Merced, Calif. An avid scuba diver, golfer, fisherman and cook. Survived by father, Steven; mother, Joni; grandparents, Willie Jr. and Gudrun West, and Richard and Ramona Rhea; aunts and uncles; cousins. Celebration of life 6:30 p.m. Monday at Calvary Chapel, 'Aiea. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

PEGGY W. HORNER WILLIS died Jan. 4, 2006. Born in Bellevue, Ohio. Moved to Hawai'i in 1967 and taught here for 11 years. Survived by husband, Wallace; sons, David and Gregory; four granddaughters; four great-granddaughters. No formal service. Inurnment at Santa Rosa (Calif.) Memorial Park. Donations to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817. Arrangements by Lafferty & Smith Colonial Chapel, Santa Rosa.

KIKUNO MATSUMOTO YOSHIOKA, 95, of Honolulu, died Dec. 23, 2005. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. Survived by daughter-in-law, Doris; grandsons, Randy and Ryan; granddaughter, Cindee Apostolico; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Lillian Kawagoe. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

FRANCES SUZUKI YOUNG, 96, of Honolulu, died Dec. 26, 2005. Born in Waialua. Retired seamstress with Bailey Furniture Co. Survived by daughter, Barbara Fujikawa; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Private service held. No flowers. Donations to one's favorite charity. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.