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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, January 24, 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, Ho-nolulu, 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.

RICHARD ANTHONY ABILAY SR., 66, of Kahului, Maui, died Jan. 14, 2006. Born in Hana, Maui. Hawaiian Isle Distributors delivery person. Survived by wife, Shirley; sons, Richard Jr. and Ronald; daughter, Karla; sister, Patricia Aquino; two grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Maui; service 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes pending.

RICHARD TEIE AGENA, 79, of Honolulu, died Jan. 6, 2006. Born in Pu'unene, Maui. Retired from Foodland Super Market. Survived by wife, Alice; son, Randy; daughters, Rene Thompson and Gail Nakata; brother, Stanley; sisters, Otome Endo, Kikue Arakawa, Yoshie, Hatsume Ojiri and Michiko Takara; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

FRANCIS MARCELLO BARIA JR., 71, of Makakilo, died Jan. 18, 2006. Born in Eight Mile, Ala. U.S. Army retiree; member of Special Forces Unit. Survived by wife, Maile; sons, Lawrence, Michael and Brian Preslar; daughter, Yvonne Preslar; brothers, William, M.L. and Wayne; sisters, Mary Sullivan, Edna Lacy, Shirley Roton, Diane Cook, Martha Berrigan and Elva Gilbert; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

JOHN TAI DOWNIE, 57, of Pearl City, died Jan. 19, 2006. Born in Waimea, Kaua'i. Recovery skills specialist for Steadfast Housing Development Corp. Survived by wife, Dianne; son, Regan; brother, Nathan. Visitation 4:30 p.m. Friday at Central Union Church, main sanctuary; service 5:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

ISMAEL EPIL, 72, of Waimanalo, died Jan. 20, 2006. Born in Waimanalo. Retired from the National Guard, and as a Castle Medical Center maintenance technician. Survived by daughter, Joslyn Imura; son, Michael; brother, Juanito; sister, Sister Charlene; three grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. George Catholic Church; service 11:45 a.m. Cemetery service 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Aloha attire.

BEVERLY Y. "ANGEL" FELETI, 50, of Mililani, died Jan. 13, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Former sales clerk. Survived by husband, Tufulemataafa; sons, Cyrus Edwards and Tufulemataafa; daughters, Michelle White and Ianeta; brothers, Able and Bernard Lui; sisters, Brenda Garrigan and April Phua; two grandchildren. Visitation noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at O'ahu Cemetery chapel; service 1 p.m. Burial 11 a.m. Monday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

RONALD O'SULLIVAN FERNANDEZ, 72, of Pearl City, died Jan. 13, 2006. Born in 'Ualapu'e, Moloka'i. Iron worker with Associated Steel Workers Co. Survived by wife, Cecilia; son, Ronald Jr.; daughters, Clarine Hipa and Cara-Lynne; five grandchildren; brother, Lot; sister, Lehua. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

GEORGE WAKINEKONA GAISON, 71, of Kane'ohe, died Jan. 10, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired federal Hickam Air Force Base, heavy equipment operator; Pali Golf Course employee; and longtime Castle High School and The Kamehameha Schools football coach. Survived by wife, Winona; sons, Blane, Gary and Paul; daughters, Winona "Nona" and Gail; brothers, Talino "Sonny" and Frank; sisters, Esther Souza, Vicky Wong and Katherine; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

MARSHALL "BLUE" HANSHAW HIND, 60, of Honolulu, died Jan. 15, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Longtime Oahu Transit Services bus driver. Survived by wife, Lauriann; daughter, Mehanaokala; son, Marshall; hanai daughter, Maireng Kaluna; a grandson; three hanai grandsons; brothers, Ralph, Errol, Wayne and Keith; sisters, Sheila Hanohano, Iwalani Waite and Lovely Hind; former wife, Jade. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Friday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

CLARA CHIENO ENOMOTO ITO, 58, of Honolulu, died Jan. 20, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired teacher. Survived by husband, Clifford; daughter, Erin. Visitation 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Private inurnment pending.

Henry Kalili Awailua Kaimimoku, 58, of Wai'anae, died Jan. 6, 2006. Survived by wife, Melvilyn; sons, Marche, Marquise and Marco; daughters, Marcel and Marcilina Kaimimoku, and Chandis Wilkins; brothers, Solomon Jr. and John; sisters, Marie Pavich, Lilian Makanani, Lavina Baker, Miulan Kia, Anna Mae Basillio and Amy Entendencia; seven grandchildren. Service 7 to 10 a.m. Friday at Coral Sands Beach Park (fronting Ma'ili Union 76 Service Station). Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

HENRY "HANALEI" KEKUMU KAUHI, 46, of Honolulu, died Jan. 13, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by mother, Adelaide; daughters, Noelle, Sherri Ephan and Jacy Higa; seven grandchildren; brother, Jodi; sister, Valerie Kauhi-Jardine. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Hono-lulu Christian Church; service 10 a.m.; inurnment later at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Honolulu services have been set for PETER SONNY KEALOHA JR., 57, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, who died Jan. 10, 2006. A musician and Hawaiian activist. Survived by wife, Sheri; sisters, Constance "Haunani" Eguires and Lois Baker; brothers, Alexander "Alika," Gordon "Kaipo" and Enocha "Enoch"; daughters, Crystal Kealoha-Freitas, Leilani, Alina and Shantiel; sons, Mano, Donavan, Pekelo and Lopaka; six grandchildren. Big Island service held. Hono-lulu service 9:30 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl; reception to follow. Casual attire. Arrangements by All-States Cremation, Wheat Ridge, Colo.

BETTY MIYOKO MAKIYA, 79, of Milwaukee, died Dec. 27, 2005. Born in Honolulu. A financial adviser. Survived by husband, Denis; children, Michael, Margaret Wiley, Elizabeth Gaudia, Paul, Jim, Mary Stauber, Robert, Thomas, Michele Salas and Catherine Gletzen; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Alfred and Milton; sisters, Ruth and Esther. Mainland service held. Arrangements by Schmidt & Bartelt Inc., Wauwatosa, Wis.

SARAH FRANCES GERTZ MARION, 87, of Lanikai, died Jan. 14, 2006. Born in Honolulu. An artist and teacher. Survived by son, Gregg; daughters, Ann Marion and Donna Rasmussen; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

YOSHIKO MATSUEDA, 89, of Honolulu, died Jan. 19, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Jack, Chester, Ian, Alan, Peter and Paul; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Haruko Kusuhara and Janet Oishi. Private service. No flowers; donations to St. Francis Hospice.

NORMAN SANDY McDONELL, 79, of Wailuku, Maui, has died. A plasterer. Survived by children, Sandy, Sari and Jack; brothers, Glen and Donald; sister, Dorothy Casteel; two grandchildren. Private burial at sea. Donations to Hale Makua Services, Wailuku. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary, Wailuku.

ROY SEICHI NAKAMOTO, 92, of Honolulu, died Jan. 20, 2006. Born in Ha'iku, Maui. Retired owner, Roy S. Nakamoto Plumbing Co. Survived by wife, Misae; daughters, Kay Uyeda and Shirley Nakamoto; brothers, Kenji and Tadashi. Service 4 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

NEIL HIRO NAKAO, 47, of Pearl City, died Jan. 19, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by parents, Yasuo and Doreen; sisters, Lori Ann and Jani Nakao-Yamada; nephew, Landen; nieces, Leni and Lindi. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

MICHAEL S. NEILL, 52, of Twain-Harte, Calif., died Jan. 17, 2006. Survived by sister, Jamie; niece, Emma; father, Don; mother, Janice Shea. Service 9 a.m. Sunday at Kailua Beach Park (Buzz's Steak House). No flowers; donations to favorite charity. Arrangements by Terzick & Wilson Funeral Home, Sonora, Calif.

SONNY T. OKADA, 75, died Jan. 14, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Chief executive officer of Okada Trucking Co. and Safety Loan Co. Survived by loved ones. Visitation 4 p.m. Sunday at Honolulu Country Club; service 5 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

EDGARDO PANGILINAN, 64, of Koloa, Kaua'i, died Jan. 14, 2006. Born in Manila, Philippines. Survived by wife, Raguel; son, Randy; brother, Nicanor; sisters, Adelina Maggay, Rosario Lacuesta, Elisa Nerida and Susuana Casi. Visitation 9 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kaua'i; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Koloa Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

EDWARD N. RABOT, 73, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died Jan. 14, 2006. Retired Shimamoto Contractors carpenter. Survived by sons, Edward A., Edward and Jason; daughters, Celestine Negley, Dawn Rabot and Charmaine Penney; eight grandchildren; brothers, Henry and Francisco Jr.; sisters, Cecelia Gabriel, Linda Enos and Rosalina. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary, Kaua'i; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Kaua'i Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

GEORGIA-ANN LANI SPENCER REMMERS, 51, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died Dec. 4, 2005. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Leigh-ann Spencer, Dayna-lyn Spencer, Rynae Mendes and Angela Kaawaloa; brothers, Walter, Rudy and Bryant Spencer; sisters, Lavaina Lindsey and Hawley Reese; 12 grandchildren. Potluck service noon Sunday at Carvalho Park, Hilo. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

AUDREY "MOLLY" ROWE, 83, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died Jan. 20, 2006. Born in Wisconsin. An accountant. Survived by husband, Bernard; sons, Dennis and Robert; daughter, Christine Taniguchi; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Lihu'e Lutheran Church; service 11 a.m.; inurnment in church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.

BETTY SADAE TANAKA SANTIAGO, 86, of Wahiawa, died Jan. 17, 2006. Born in 'Aiea. Retired from Tripler Army Medical Center. Survived by sons, Charles, Victor "Sandy," Kenneth and Randall "Randy"; daughter, Susan "Sue" Sheldon; brother, Thomas "Tommy" Tanaka; sister, Florence "Aunty Koga" Koga; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 6:45 p.m. Visitation also 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace; Mass noon; burial 1 p.m. at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

ALICE FUSAKO SHIOZAKI, 83, of 'Aiea, died Jan. 10, 2006. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired owner of Fair Products Produce Co. Survived by daughters, Audrey Kiyota, Susan Tambalo and Cynthia Kenmotsu; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Tom Fujikawa; sister, June Horiuchi. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

SALLY YOSHIKO SOMA WATASAKI, 93, of Honolulu, died Jan. 5, 2006. Born in Kapa'a, Kaua'i. Retired cafeteria helper at Highlands Elementary School. Survived by daughter, Pauline Hirae and Ann Murashige; sisters, Kaeko Wakumoto and Chiyoko Takata; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo, Hawai'i.

LILLIAN LEINAALA YANO, 81, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died Jan. 20, 2006. Born in Kahauloa, Hawai'i. Former head pantry worker, King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Survived by sons, Stanley and Glenn; hanai son, Anthony Zane; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Reuben, Antone and Edward Gaspar; sisters, Stella Fabacher, Loretta Lessary, Elizabeth Sampaio, Hazel Palacat and Rachel Lindsey. Visitation 2 to 3 p.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Kailua, Kona; Mass 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kailua, Kona.

BESSIE MITSUE YUGAWA, 74, of Honolulu, died Jan. 7, 2006. Born in 'Ewa. Retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. overseas operations supervisor. Survived by husband, Robert; sons, Alan, Keith and Mark; daughters, Jeanne Egdamin; six grandchildren; brothers, Donald and Toshio Onaga; sister, Sally Onaga. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.