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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2009


Advertiser Staff

Adam "Adamo" Moses Anakalea Sr., 66, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 10, 2009. Born in Ka'u, Hawai'i. Self-employed farmer and nursery worker; also Department of Hawaiian Homelands groundskeeper. Survived by daughters, Cedette, Jeannette Waiau and Cynthia Soares; sons, Adam Jr. and Byron Montibon; sister, Evaline Giron; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Glad Tidings Church, Hilo; service 7 p.m.; celebration of life 8 p.m. at the church hall. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Mary Bailey, 90, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 13, 2009. Born in Hilo. A homemaker. Survived by son, Robert; daughter, MaryAnn Cruz; brother, John Martins; sister, Alice Vierra; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Maxine "Scotti" B. Boyan, 88, of Honolulu, died April 22, 2009. Born in Kentucky. Former dancer. Survived by daughter, Linda Joyce Johnson; sisters, Virginia Kidd and Ruth Jean Sharp; brother, Vern Kidd; five grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at The Elks Club. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

Mauricio Aurelio Braceros, 84, of Lahaina, Maui, died May 7, 2009. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired Lahaina Library janitor. Survived by sons, Mauricio Jr., Dionicio, Sunny and Jose; daughters, Meneriufie Beland, Angelita and Elizabeth Santos; stepsons, Benjie and Ronald Navarro; stepdaughters, Maila Banayos and Janette Navarro; sister, Julia Arzaga; 19 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

William "Bill" Henry Ellswick, 47, of 'Ewa Beach, died April 25, 2009. Born in Bremerton, Wash. Former Little League baseball coach for Palolo Major Royals. Survived by wife, Chrystie; daughter, Cassandra "Cassie"; sons, Chivas and Christian; brother, Richard Jr. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 24 at James Campbell High School cafeteria; celebration of life service 10 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Sijo Adriano Directo Emperado, 82, of Wailuku, Maui, died April 4, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Founder of Kajukenbo Self-Defense Institute. Survived by sons, Alvin and Arthur; stepsons, Clarence and Eric Luna; daughters, Darby Emperado-Vaughn and Sonnie Emperado Rodrigues; stepdaughters, Christine Kealoha, Cheryl Hauhio, Veronica Kaawa and Penny Floyd; sister, DeChi Emperado-Sheetz; 38 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service noon to 1:30 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. to noon May 30 at Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, Honolulu; service noon; cremation to follow. Urn burial 10:45 a.m. June 1 at Nu'uanu Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary and Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Pedro Espejo, 85, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 13, 2009. Born in the Philippines. Retired former Hilo Coast Processing Co. lab analyst; helped to start the Salvation Army Homeless Feeding Program. Survived by sons, Douglas, Ernest and Patrick; daughters, Janice Bondallian, Paulette Cainglit, Francine Ross and Darlene; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; celebration of life 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Victor Thaddeus Gorecki Jr., 85, of Honoka'a, Hawai'i, died May 9, 2009. Born in Chicago. Retired photographer; World War II U.S. Army Air Corps captain, Hell's Angels 303rd Bomb Group, flying B-26 and B-17 aircrafts. Survived by former wife, Mavis LeBlanc; daughters, Paula Beamer and Lisa Ashby; son, Glenn; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Private service at West Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Peter Gusman Sr., 70, of Waimea, Hawai'i, died May 2, 2009. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Retired West Hawaii Concrete block plant foreman. Survived by son, Peter Jr.; daughters, Tia Hiraoka and Tisha; brothers, Manuel, Albert and James; sisters, Rose Hamilton, Shirley Santiago and Sylvia Giuffria; six grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea. Visitation also 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Waimea Cemetery Mormon Section. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Antone "Tony" Henriques, 82, of Volcano, Hawai'i, died May 8, 2009. Born in Napo'opo'o, Hawai'i. Retired merchant marine seaman; Korean War U.S. Army veteran. Survived by son, Marc; daughter, Nicole; brothers, Harrub Hussein and Puhipau; sister, Halawe Borear; eight grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dodo Mortuary chapel, Hilo; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at East Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery No. 2. No flowers. Casual attire.

Richard Koon Bow Ho, 82, of Honolulu, died May 14, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired pediatrician; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Anita; son, Dr. Stephen; daughters, Lori, Lisa Kettenburg and Lynn Nishida; five grandchildren; brothers, Charles and Theodore. Visitation 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Star of the Sea Church; Mass 10:30 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Donations to Star of the Sea Church or Hawai'i State Junior Golf. Arrangements by Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Richard Shizuo Kawachi, 89, of Honolulu, died May 1, 2009. Born in Waiakea, Hawai'i. Retired Hickam Air Force Base fuel system specialist; retired state highway inspector; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Irene; daughters, Carole Watanabe, Sandra Lumbert and Valerie Shimabukuro; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Moses Kailau Kolii, 36, of Nanakuli, died April 20, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Former security officer and the owner of Keahi Store. Survived by daughter, Keahi; father, Sidney Sr; brothers, Sidney Jr. and Wayne; sisters, Leolani Kala and Vanessa Kolii. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire.

Dorothy Eva Moniz, 85, of Honolulu, died May 3, 2009. Born in Pa'auilo, Hawai'i. Owner of Heleinani Woods selling her crafts at craft fairs. Survived by caregivers, Alex and Lisa Ann Cabral; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Dorothy "Kaloki" Ann Walsh Morrison, 97, of Lanikai, died April 27, 2009. Born in San Diego. Conservative American patriot. Survived by daughter, JoDee Hunt; son, Robert; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation noon Saturday at O'ahu Cemetery Chapel; service and celebration of life 1 p.m. Lei welcome, Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

Benita Ulep Paguirigan, 69, of 'Aiea, died April 10, 2009. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired Young Laundry employee with 36 years of service. Survived by daughter, Emerentia "Emy" Ulep; three grandsons; brothers, Emil and Frankie; sisters, Estrella Ramos and Suzanna Ocol. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Kalihi; Mass 9:45 a.m.; graveside service 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Yvonne Leiuilani Park, 73, of Hana, Maui, died May 10, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired hotel sales clerk. Survived by sons, Abraham and Calvin; daughters, Faith, Angela and Johnnette; brothers, Francis, Earl, Ronald, Keith Kuailani and Keoki Kalani; sisters, Beverly Shamblin and Rowena Torris; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. May 30 at St. Mary's Church, Hana; Mass 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Pu'uiki Cemetery. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Dr. William Wesley Peterson, 85, of Honolulu, died May 6, 2009. Born in Muskegon, Mich. University of Hawai'i-Manoa professor of Information Computer Science. Survived by wife, Hiromi; sons, William "Bill" Jr. and Ken; daughters, Dr. Lyn, Peggy, and Junko Bryant; seven grandchildren; brother, Dick; sisters, Tink Carrington and Suzy Benkard. Celebration of life service 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the East-West Center, Imin International Conference Center, Garden Level. Tax-deductible donations may be made to the University of Hawai'i Foundation, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828-0270 for W. Wesley and Hiromi Peterson Endowment. No flowers, Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Dionisio "Dinis" Walfredo Lacaden Ramil, 70, of Honolulu, died April 21, 2009. Born in BRGY 18, Salinong, Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Honolulu Recovery System employee. Survived by wife, Maria; daughters, Helen Ramil Gavino and Marijune; grandchildren, Walter, Winnie, Emelyn and Ellen Gavino, Angelica and Jason Bocalbos; brother, Dominador; sisters, Evangelina Ramil Quetulio and Virginia Ramil Sugutan. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church; Mass 7 p.m. Graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

Alice Haruko Sakurai, 95, of Waipahu, died April 20, 2009. Born in Waialua. Retired Waipahu High School cafeteria baker. Survived by son, George; daughter, Jane Okumura; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Masaichi Ibata; sisters, Yoshiko Oishi, Shigeko Tokunaga, Midori Hiromoto, Nora Ibata, Fujiko Kahumoku and Lillian Ibata. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Venancia "Vansiang" Asuncion Saribay, 84, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 9, 2009. Born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Mac Farm of Hawai'i nut harvester. Survived by husband, Timoteo; sons, Isidro, Virgilio, Jose and Francisco; hanai son, Ricky; daughters, Corazon Barrios, Antonina Alaoan and Delia Blanco; sister, Juana Salom; 26 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park Ilima Section. Casual attire.

Ella Rae Luna Ulep, infant daughter of Carlo and Rose, of Honolulu, died May 7, 2009. Also survived by sister, Carissa; grandparents, Fe Luna, Saturnino and Esmenia. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Roger Villagomez, 24, of Honolulu, died April 30, 2009. Born in Pohnpei, Micronesia. Survived by mother, Resihna; sisters, Romana and Gloria Miah. Service 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tabernacle. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Becky Miyoko Visher, 45, of Pearl City, died April 28, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Doctor of optometry, practicing at the 'Aina Haina Eye Center. Survived by husband, Kent; daughter, Lindsay; mother, Virginia Fujiura; sisters, Terri Nakasone and Cori Fujiura. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Robert "Bobby" Yadao, 69, of Honolulu, died April 20, 2009. Born in Waipahu. Retired truck driver. Survived by sons, Robert Gillern and Matthew; daughters, Robinlynn Gillern Powell and Carmella Rosa; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at Waiokeola Congregational Church. No flowers. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.