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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, September 12, 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.

SATURNINO "PRIMO" BAILADO JR., 79, of Pa'auilo, Hawai'i, died Sept. 4, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired Hamakua Sugar Co., truck driver. Survived by wife, Mildred "Millie"; sons, Clyde and Gilbert; daughters, Zelda Dela Cruz, Daphnie "Loke" Alpiche and Christine Mahoe; brothers, Joseph Keomalu and Cris; sisters, Rose Dela Cruz, Cecilia Plekavic, Emilia Gomes, Dorothy Leong and Adelina Shigaki; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pa'auilo; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Kuka'iau County Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo, Hawai'i branch.

SCOTT ROY BREEN, 49, of Kahalu'u, formerly of Washington, died Aug. 17, 2006. Born in Canton, Ohio. An electronics technician. Survived by wife, Patricia; mother, Myrtle; brother, Robert; sisters, Nancy Lee Bauhof and Janet Bronsema. Visitation 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Kualoa Beach Park near camp site No. 15; service noon; scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

CLAIRE HEEN CAMERON, 73, of Honolulu, died Sept. 4, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired from RCA Global Communications; former Miss Hawaii 1951; winner of Miss Congeniality Award in the 1951 Miss America Contest. Survived by husband, Reginald "Sam"; sons, Keoni and Kimo; brothers, Harvey, Walter, Ernest Jr. and Abraham Heen; sister, Marion Shim. Visitation 9 a.m. Monday at O'ahu Cemetery Chapel; service 10 a.m.; private inurnment. Casual attire.

ELAINE HONG CUNNINGHAM, 71, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died Sept. 4, 2006. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired from Barbers Point Naval Air Station. Survived by husband, Richard; son, Daniel; daughters, Wanda Brown, Patricia Suwa, Roxann Souza, Lynn Souza and Lisa Seguerre; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o, Makai Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Committal service 10 a.m. Friday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

JOHN "JACKIE" GONSALVES, 77, of Pearl City, died Sept. 4, 2006. Survived by brothers, Christopher and James; caregiver, Crescencia Raquedan. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

LORETO "ETONG' ESTEBAN JOSE, 58, of 'Ewa Beach, died Aug. 26, 2006. Born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A Coral Creek Golf Course employee. Survived by wife, Daulecha; sons, June June, George, Albert, Arnold and Reynante; daughters, Luzviminda Ventura, Lorenna and Chelinda; eight grandchildren; father, Juan Sr.; brothers, Johnny, Ernesto, Danny and Mario; sisters, Milagros Dela Cruz, Alejandrina Caparas, Angie Alternado, Conchita Tomas, Anicita Laron, Norma Jose and Rosemarie Manuel. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o, Makai Chapel; service noon; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Service location has changed for BRUCE "PACHECO" KUAOPIO KAHELE, 35, of Miloli'i Village, Hawai'i, who died Sept. 5, 2006. Born in Kealakekua, Hawai'i. Pacific Facility Services maintenance supervisor. Survived by wife, Emma; sons, Bruce Jr., William, Isaac, Vernon and Tyrome; daughters, Sierra, Salena and Waipiolani; father, Nelson; brothers, Sherman, Nelson Jr., Rodney, Randall, Michael and Kealoha; sisters, Geraldine, Sheila Kamaka, Jamie Kamaka, Nalani and Leiahi. All-night vigil from 5:30 p.m. Friday at residence. Visitation also 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Peters Catholic Church, Miloli'i; Mass 10 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Kona office.

WILLIAM "UNCLE BILLY" NAEHU KEALOHA, 84, of Honolulu, died Sept. 4, 2006. Born in Olowalu, Maui. Survived by brother, John Kaaea; sister, Anna Fujishiro. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

ELEANOR HALL KIDD, 90, of Honolulu, died Sept. 4, 2006. Born in Fall River, Mass. Survived by husband, Paul; daughters, Carolyn Merrithew and Rosemary Hill; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Gathering 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 2575 Kuhio Avenue. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

WILFRED TOSHIHIKO KOMORI, 78, of Kane'ohe, died Sept. 4, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired auto mechanic. Survived by wife, Hatsue; son, Clayton; daughter, Jean Chee; one grandchild; brother, Thomas; sisters, Florence Enoki and Marion Schulist. Service 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

ABRAHAM "ABE" KAMANAOIO MAHELONA III, 32, of Honolulu, died Aug. 25, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Henrietta; son, Abraham IV; daughter, Abrianne; father, Abe Jr.; mother, Stephanie; grandmother, Leinohea; sisters, Tricia Mahelona and Tosha-Marie Griffin. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

JESSIE TSUGIKO MATSUO, 79, of Honolulu, died Sept. 2, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A retired collections manager. Survived by niece, Jo Ann Dowling; nephew, Michael Jose; two grandnephews; one grand-niece. Service 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Aloha attire.

HERSHEL LEE MILLER, 58, of Kane'ohe, died Sept. 1, 2006. Born in Tennessee. Federal assistant port director. Survived by wife, Felicidad "Phyllis"; stepchildren, Amy and Joy Hayashida; brothers, Arthur, Harold, Paul and Mark; sister, Betty Sharp. Service 7 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 229 Queen Emma St. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

LEIGHTON TADASHI MIYASHIRO, 54, of 'Aiea, died Aug. 30, 2006. Born in Pepe'ekeo, Hawai'i. Retired supply clerk for the U.S. Navy Fleet & Industrial Supply Center. Survived by father, Takeo; mother, Terue; brother, Wesley. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

GRACE S. MIYAZONO, 81, of Honolulu, died Aug. 24, 2006. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Survived by daughters, Sharleen Takauye and Diane; granddaughter, Samantha; brothers, Richard, Edward and James Iba; sisters, Violet Iwanaga, Jane Moriyama and Alice Nakamura. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

PENNIE NIAU, 45, of 'Ele'ele, Kaua'i, died Sept. 8, 2006. Born in Hawai'i. Survived by husband, William "Billy" Sarocan; son, Kalani Sarocan; daughters, Kaui Sarocan, Uluweni Sarocan, and Kuuipo Constantino; brother, Tony; hanai son, Kapena Bridges; one grandson. Visitation 9 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, Koloa, Kaua'i; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.

MARY ARRUDA NITTA, 91, of Kekaha, Kaua'i, died Sept. 8, 2006. Born in Waimea Valley, Kaua'i. Kekaha Sugar Co. lab technician. Survived by sons, Kenneth, Roland, Allen, Mitchell and Wilson; daughters, Sister Thereselle-Kuulei and Lily Sakamoto; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Antonina Lee, Isabel Takekawa and Beatrice Calizo. Visitation noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kekaha; Mass 2 p.m.; burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

ELSIE MASAKO OKUDA, 87, of Wahiawa, died Aug. 22, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Kanichi "Ralph"; brothers, Kiyoshi and Kazuo Kihara; sisters, Alice Kanemaru, Dorothy Aruga and Florence Ideue. Private service held. No monetary gifts. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

SUMIKO KODANI OKUNA, 100, of Honolulu, died Aug. 29, 2006. Born in Honoka'a, Hawai'i. Survived by son, Lawrence; daughters, Beatrice Hahn and Jean Moser; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Blanche Hino. Private service. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

TORAO "DON" OTSU, 97, of Honolulu, died Aug. 27, 2006. Born in 'Ewa. Retired McCabe, Hamilton and Renny Co. Ltd. clerk. Survived by son, Walter; daughters, Nancy Nagao and Amy Takeshita; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Doris Hirahara. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

THESPHILO CHESTER PACATAN, 84, of 'Aiea, died Aug. 22, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Survived by wife, Felisa; sons, Chester, Gary and Les; daughter, Sherrie Gentry; two grandsons. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Church, 'Aiea; Mass 10 a.m.; committal service 1 p.m. at Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o.

ADAM GONSALVES PEREIRA, 80, of Wailua Homesteads, Kaua'i, died Sept. 8, 2006. Born in Hanama'ulu, Kaua'i. Retired machinist with Lihu'e Plantation. Survived by wife, Mildred; son, Kahea; daughters, Debbie Pereira-Morse and Ann Makaena-Morgan; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Garden Island Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

FRANKLIN SUINN, 73, of Kapolei, died Sept. 5, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Former member, Hawaii Waikiki Surfriders Globetrotters Basketball Team; original owner, Aloha Lounge, Kaimuki; current owner, Sportsmen Lounge, Pearl City; former president, Frank's Amusement and Reliable Vendors of Tiki Corp.; retired Hawaiian Isles Vending Co. employee. Survived by wife, Hyon Cha; daughter, Shannon-Tyler Suinn-Owens; stepdaughter, Diana Hwang; brother, Alfred; sister, Betty Fukunaga; grandson, Kevin-Tyler "Kea" Owens. Visitation 8:30 to noon Saturday at Honolulu Elks Lodge; service 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

RUTH IRENE TODD, 87, of Makawao, Maui, died Sept. 3, 2006. Born in Canada. A homemaker. Survived by sons, James and Dennis; brothers, Niel and Frank Cross; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary, Maui.

JACK SHIGERU YOSHIMOTO, 90, of Honolulu, died Aug. 24, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired employee at Hickam Air Force Base. Survived by wife, "Rose" Midori; daughter, Jacquelin Yoshimoto-Itsuno; caregiver, Guillermo "Memo" Zaragoza; brothers, "Bob" Tsugio, "Masa" Thomas and "Sho" James; sisters, Kay Tanigawa and Amy Kumura. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

SIU YING CHENG YUEN, 81, of Honolulu, died Sept. 7, 2006. Born in China. Survived by sons, Tommy and Kam Wood Cheng; daughter, Bik Yue Cheng. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; Taoist service.