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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 4, 2007


 •  Tosiwo Nakayama, 75, first Micronesia president

Advertiser Staff

VIRGINIA FAY ANDERSON, 78, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died March 28, 2007. Born in Texas. A former caregiver. Survived by daughters, Melissa and Bonnie Townsend, Debbie Dresch and Valaree Baker; son, Edward; many grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

AVELINO ESTRADA BERNARDO, 84, of Kahului, Maui, died March 29, 2007. Born in Santa Maria, Ilocus Sur, Philippines. A retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. irrigator. Survived by wife, Gregoria; son, Rodrigo; daughter, Elizabeth Bernardo-Corpuz; brothers, Antonino and Elpidio Lazo; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park; burial to follow.

JELLY BESTAMENTE, 50, of Captain Cook, Hawai'i, died April 2, 2007. Born in Micronesia. A laundry attendant at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. Survived by husband, William Sr.; sons, William Aniban and Jason; daughters, Redlyn Momotaro, Marylynn Hook, Barbara Sonoria and Susan Sadumiano; brothers, Utaro and Johnny Lincoln and Esbi Kamolol; sisters, Emma Shimaoka, Marylynn Arata, Lillian Titus and Liokran Phillips; 23 grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ke'ei Ward; service 7 p.m.; all-night visitation to follow. Visitation continues Saturday at the church; service 10 a.m.; cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

ZANE PETER CANOY, 27, of 'Ewa, died March 19, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Survived by mother, Jacqueline "Jacque" Canoy Tomisa; grandparents, Pedro and Josephine; brothers, Ash Canoy and Jay Yoro; sisters, Teri Yoro, Michelle Spalding and Alicia Yoro; stepbrother, Roc Paiva; stepsister, Robin Paiva-Sapla; stepfather, Eugene "Sonny" Paiva. Visitation 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 5:30 p.m. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

JOSE DIRECTO DELA CRUZ, 84, of Honolulu, died March 24, 2007. Born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A retired central processing department aide for The Queen's Medical Center. Survived by wife, Myrna; son, Jose; sister, Lucrecia Millares. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Kalihi; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

YOSHIKO HIRAMOTO, 91, of Las Vegas, died March 16, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Retired supervisor of direct mail for Lewis & Mayne. Survived by son, Ronald; daughter, Carol Kikugawa; sister, Sadako Yoshikado; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Inurnment 10:30 a.m. next Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.

STANLEY KUI LIN HO, 82, of Honolulu, died March 22, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Retired owner of Tin Heong Chop Suey; Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 99 pipefitter. Survived by wife, Helen; sons, Patrick, Erwin and Glen; daughters, Phyllis Miyashiro and Edwina Ching; eight grandchildren; brother, Douglas; sister, Annie Williams. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

PAULINE "MOMI" MOMILANE KANE INANOD, 58, of Hanama'ulu, Kaua'i, died March 30, 2007. Born on Kaua'i. Housekeeping employee. Survived by sons, Sherman and Steven; brothers, Herman and Durge Kane; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Hanama'ulu Beach Park; celebration of life 11 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

STANLEY C. KENNEDY JR., 85, of Longview, Texas, died March 28, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Employed by Hawaiian Airlines; retired vice president-Pacific of Continental Airlines. Survived by wife, Nancy; sister, Patricia Scott; son, James; daughters, Blair Parry-Okaden, Lani Pringle and Laura; seven grandchildren. No service. Interment in Honolulu. Donations to National Hospice Foundation, Office of Resource Development, Dept. 6058, Washington, D.C. 20042. Arrangements by Leroy Rader Funeral Home.

GUN "DONG" SIK LEE, 47, of Honolulu, died March 31, 2007. Born in Seoul, South Korea. Owner of E&E Auto Body. Survived by wife, Chong Ok Hashimoto; son, Corey; stepsons, Tae San and Tae Ho Kim, and Samuel Hashimoto. Visitation 5 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 6 p.m.; cremation to follow. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

MELVYN PAUL LEONG, 75, of Honolulu, died March 30, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Tax and estate planning accountant with his own firm; holder of state championship in singles and doubles tennis for many years. Survived by wife, Kathleen; daughters, Robynne Howard, Cesily Kuriel and Melissa Talasaz; three grandchildren; mother, Elizabeth; brother, Paul; sisters, Melba Kop and Pamela Chun. Celebration of life 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Waialae Country Club. Aloha attire.

ALEXANDER MIGUEL JR., 50, of Waipahu, died March 31, 2007. Born in Tacoma, Wash. An auto mechanic. Survived by wife, Jennifer; father, Alexander Sr.; mother, Paustina Wong; brothers, Claro, Michael, Arnold and Scott; sisters, Maryann Stoller, Sabrina, Geisele Friedfel, Michele Moquet and Alexandra. Private service. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

FLORENCE H. MOLINA, 78, of Honolulu, died March 27, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Employed at Lincoln Elementary School. Survived by sons, Felix, Andrew, Michael and Stephen; daughters, Florence McShane, Julie Anna Perry, Frances Kamakele and Teresa; 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Herman and Joseph Kapiioho. Visitation 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 12:30 p.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

YUKI GRACE TAMAYOSE NAGO, 93, of Kula, Maui, died April 1, 2007. Born in Makaweli, Kaua'i. A homemaker. Survived by son, Alan; daughter, Patti Kitkowski; two grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Rinzai Zen Mission, Pa'ia, Maui; service 11 a.m. Inurnment at a later date. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

HISAE "AIKO" SAKURAGI NAKASONE, 79, of Kane'ohe, formerly of Virginia, died April 2, 2007. Born in Japan. Survived by husband, Ben; daughter, Tomoko Kuroki; two grandchildren; sisters, Kimiko Sakamoto and Michiko Hokazono. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; inurnment 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. No koden (monetary gifts).

LANCE SUSUMU OSHIO, 44, of Honolulu, died March 23, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Survived by parents, Mark and Helen; sisters, Pattie Ohara and Kristi Lundell; grandmother, Margaret. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

JOHN MICHAEL POPOVICH, 85, of Honolulu, died March 24, 2007. Born in Winber, Pa. Retired state worker. Survived by wife, Helen; son, John; sisters, Marie Wilson and Agnes Cardone; two grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church; Mass 9 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

PEARL FREITAS SHIPMAN, 84, of Kane'ohe, died Jan. 26, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Member of the San Francisco Ballet. Survived by sons, Charles and Lewis; daughter, Cecily Leibold; sisters, Cecily Johnston and Genevieve Trout; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Donations to the Josephine Flanders Dance Pavilion, Punahou School, 1601 Punahou St., Honolulu, HI 96822. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

DORIS SONOKO SONOBE, 77, of Waipahu, died March 19, 2007. Born in Waipahu. Member of Hale'iwa Shingon Mission. Survived by husband, Richard; sons, Ivan and Clyde; daughter, Renee Hong; five grandchildren; brother, Clarence Yasuda; sisters, Natsuko "Ann" Yasuda and Carol "Chieko" Inouye. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

VIRGINIA RAPOZO SOUZA, 97, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died April 1, 2007. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Maurice, William, Duane and Gareth; daughters, Maureen Bloom, Wilma Boudreau and Duanne Torres; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at St. Catherines Church, Kapa'a; service 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at St. Catherines Church Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary.

JANE LEILANI TAMASHIRO, 69, of Pearl City, died March 25, 2007. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Retired from United Airlines. Survived by son, Jesse; daughter, Carol-Ann; brothers, Thomas, Clifford, Larry and Leonard Aiona; sisters, Hannah DeMotta, Adeline Cho, Marion Lehua Kim, Laura Yamamoto and Eva Caravalho; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

GARRET SHIGEO UKU, 63, of Honolulu, died Feb. 6, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Retired electrical salesman for Mid Pac Lumber. Survived by mother, Peggy "Shimogaki"; aunties; cousins. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.