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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Obituaries

Advertiser Staff

Anacleto Ramos Alejo, 87, of Pearl City, died April 15, 2010. Born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Base police officer; also a plantation worker. Survived by wife, Lucina; daughters, Lolita Mia, Marie Rompon, Juliana Wolfe and Alexandrea Laidlaw; sons, Thomas, Rudolph, Raymond and Michael; brother, Guillermo "Emong"; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service over the ashes 10:30 a.m.; committal service 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Dr. John Charles Behnke Jr., 78, of Haiku, Maui, died April 23, 2010. Born in Newark, N.J. Retired physician. Instrumental in establishing full-time medical staffing at the Maui Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in the early 1970's and was one of the original full-time physicians there. He later practiced at the Kaiser Wailuku's Urgent Care Clinic. Survived by sister, Bonnie Behnke Crouch; children, John, Mary Burns, Elizabeth, Thomas and Rachel Behnke Darman; five grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church, Kula. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hale Makua Health Services, 472 Kaulana Street, Kahului, HI 96732. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Dan Richard Billick, 76, of Waipahu, died March 29, 2010. Born in Iowa. Retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander with 33 years of service; also a nuclear submarine engineer. Survived by wife, Chieko; son, Joseph; sister, Joanne Olson; friend, Stan Worthley. Service 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Kewalo Basin. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Danny Cabreros, 55, of Paauilo, Hawaii, died April 21, 2010. Born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. Paauilo Elementary and Intermediate School head custodian. Survived by mother, Flora; brothers, Timmy and Phillip; sister, Paulette Ward. Celebration of life 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Paauilo Catholic Hall; scattering of ashes at Paauilo Landing at a later time. Loose flowers or lei welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Marilyn Denise Clark, 58, of Kapaa, Kauai, died April 24, 2010. Born in San Diego, Calif. Retired from Apo's Sheet Metal. Survived by son, Lani; husband, Ron; mother, Dawn McManus; brother, Ken Cook; one grandchild. Service 11:30 a.m. May 9 at The Paddle Room at Resort Quest Kauai Beach at Makaiwa (Old Kauai Coconut Beach Resort); scattering of ashes at a later date. Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Dorothy Ruth Marciel Cler, 83, of Hilo, Hawaii, died April 29, 2010. Born in Hilo. Retired baker for a private school. Survived by sons, Joert, Clement, Robert and Douglas Marciel; daughters Susan Oliva and Claudine English; brothers, Ernest and Jason Miller; sister, Louise Galang; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.

Dennis Michael Dean, 53, of Honolulu, died April 23, 2010. Born in San Mateo, Calif. Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa pastry chef. Survived by wife, Gloria; mother, Mildred; brother, Gerald Jr.; sisters, Jacalyn, Jocelyn Sass and Marianne Nunn. Visitation 6 to 7 p.m. today at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary; service 7 p.m.

Matilde "Mat"Maneja Domingo, 67, of Papaikou, Hawaii, died April 23, 2010. Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired Mauna Lani Bay Hotel housekeeper. Survived by husband, Zoilo; sons, Jason and Allen; daughters, Sheila and Dinah Reyes; sisters, Loni Valledor and Juanita Sales; brother, Eusebio Maneja; eight grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou; Mass 10 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

Elsa Debuque Donguines, 72, of Waipahu, died April 24, 2010. Born in Dumangas, Iloilo, Philippines. Survived by husband, Fedelindo; sons, Raymund and Glenn Donguines and Jeffry Baylosis-Donguines; daughter, Suela; brothers, Segundino and Paulino Debuque; sisters, Lilian Debuque Diaz, Leonida Reyes and Leonila Parcon; three grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Timothy Church, Aiea; service 9 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Robert E. Gavel, 69, of Keaau, Hawaii, died Feb. 6, 2010. Born in Detroit, Mich. An entrepreneur. Survived by son, Robert Jr. Visitation 11 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall, Hilo. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Stephen McGill Harris, 57, of Pearl City, died March 3, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Honolulu Insurance executive. Survived by wife, Violet; daughter, Marissa; sister, Jennifer Tyson Anderson. Service 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Outrigger Canoe Club, Waikk. Parking at the Club. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Shigeko Hiraoka , 83, of Wailuku, Maui, died April 22, 2010. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired nurse at Hale Makua in Wailuku. Survived by sons, Philip and Craig; daughters, Faye Ibara, Karen and Susan; sister, Kikue Okada; four grandchildren. Service at a later date. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

Edna Sueko Ikeda, 93, of Kaneohe, died April 12, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Homemaker. Survived by son, Keith; daughter, Beverly; sisters, Shizuyo Omura and Setsuko Sugawara; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Service 5 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire.

Julia Kaanehe Ing, 89, of Honolulu, died April 12, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Sterling and David; daughters, Sandra Tuitele and Sonya Smithing; brothers, John and Herbert Kaanehe; sister, Marian Milikaa; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, McCully Ward; service 11 a.m. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

Carol Ann Johnson, 55, of Waianae, died April 23, 2010. Born in Hawaii. City EMS payroll clerk. Survived by daughter, Jenna Johnson-Endo; sisters, Katherine Sue Canlas, Beverly Kim, Betty Lynn Johnson Cray and Paula Kaneshiro; husband, Myles Shiraishi; stepson, Kalani Shiraishi. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Joenette April Iwalani Kaawa, 57, of Waianae, died April 17, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Justin Kaawa-Kalani; daughters, Charity, Shoshana and Amethyst Kaawa-Kalani; sisters, Noreen Kekawa and Helena; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Kikue Kaneshige, 85, of Waialua, died March 30, 2010. Born in Waialua. Retired sales clerk. Survived by sons, Kenneth and Royle; daughters, Colleen Choi, Carol, and Myra Lau; four grandchildren; brothers, Hiroji, Raymond and Teruo Mende; sisters, Yoshie Fujiwara, Sachiko Ono, Mitsue Teruya and Harue Tamashiro; sister-in-law, Barbara Mende; nieces; nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Evelyn Shigeno Matsui, 92, of Honolulu, died April 23, 2010. Born in North Kohala, Hawaii. Retired restauranter of Johnny's Shrimp Boat in Los Angeles. Survived by brothers, Toshio and Dr. Shinkichi Shimabukuro; sisters, Kikue Shimabukuro and Shizue Sue Palmer; honorary grandson, Otis Llewellyn; honorary granddaughter, Brilie Kovaloff; nephews; nieces; grandnephews; grandnieces; caregivers, Fehoko Utu, Clairelynn Kalamau, Fidencia Pascua, Saniata Dela Cruz and Sentila Bloomfield. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 2 p.m.

Elwood Lee Mitchell, 85, of Honolulu, died April 12, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired state accountant; retired U.S. Air Force staff sargeant. Survived by wife, Olive "Ollie"; son, Kurt; stepsons, Brooks Fujihara, Stuart Everett and Chris Larke; stepdaughters, Patricia "Pat" Wyder and Marilyn Everett; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Harry. Visitation 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; inurnment 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Edward T. Murray, 80, of Wahiawa, died April 13, 2010. Born in Detroit, Mich. Retired from civil service at Schofield Barracks; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by daughters, Geraldine Evangelista, Donna Zaklan and Traci Simon; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Mitsuwa Koge Okinaga, 92, of Honolulu, died April 19, 2010. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired Aliiolani Elementary School cafeteria worker. Survived by son, Glenn; daughter, Sharlene Nakamichi; brothers, Tsukasa Koge, Tadashi and Kiyoshi Sagawa; sisters, Sumie Tatsuguchi and Judy Aneuber; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Visitation 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Marion Matsue Oshiro, 94, of Honolulu, died April 10, 2010. Born in Koloa, Kauai. Survived by nieces; nephews; grandnieces; grandnephews. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Henry Peterson, 80, of Honomu, Hawaii, formerly of Oahu, died April 6, 2010. Born in Kalihi. Retired HELCO control operator; U.S Army veteran. Survived by sons, Frank and Maihi; daughters, Lorraine Dion, Winona Kaahanui, Terry Miyamoto and Susan; brother, Harold; sisters, Victoria Yasuda and Goldie Villahermosa; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial noon at East Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Casual attire.

Primo Caraang Ragsac Sr., 82, of Wailua, Kauai, died April 22, 2010. Born in the Philippines. Retired machine operator with The Westin Kauai. Survived by wife, Anita; sons, Primo Jr. and Orlando; daughters, Editha Perez-Ramos, Elizabeth Ramos and Bernadette Torres; hanai children, Evelyn Manzanillio and Merlito Mejia; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Monday at Assembly of God-Aloha Church, Lhue; service 10 a.m.; burial 11:15 a.m. at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Mamoru Saiki, 88, of Honolulu, died April 21, 2010. Born in Wailua, Kaua'i. Retired Star Markets, Ltd. senior vice president; World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Nancy; son, Milton; daughters, Pamela Sakai and Sharon; sister, Kiyoko Terao; brothers, Charles, Robert, James and Clifton; four grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Kenji Sakata, 86, of Pearl City, died April 11, 2010. Born in Cosmopolis, Wash. Retired iron worker at Hawaii State Steel & Associated Steel Workers, Ltd. Survived by wife, Fumiyo; son, Henry; daughters, Ann Fukui, Caroline Asato and Eleen; brothers, George and Kuniroku; sisters, Satsuki Kato and Mary Shuto; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Dorothy Cruz Sales-Chun, 88, of San Jose, Calif., died Dec. 22, 2009. Born in Waialua. Survived by sons, Robert Kauhini Jr., Donald and Peter Pactol; daughters, Charline "Shirley" Terukina, Kathleen Smith and Sheila Pactol; 29 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 56 great-great-grandchildren. Service 10 a.m.Saturday at Manu O Ke Kai Canoe sight, Haleiwa; scattering of ashes to follow. Arrangements by Cunningham's Affordable Burial and Cremation Centers, Discovery Bay, Calif.

Anthony "Tony"Santa Monica, 58, of Kapolei, died April 23, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Business owner. Survived by wife, Edwina; sons, Jacob, Blaine and Christopher; daughters, Serina, and Napuakahelelani Javar; sister, Lorraine Damas; eight grandchildren. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Punaluu Bach Park; potluck to follow. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Marion "Betty"Elizabeth Simmons, 82, of Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, died April 24, 2010. Born in Detroit, Mich. Child care provider. Survived by sons, Thomas and Richard; daughters. Janet, Lynn Taube, Karen Counts and Donna Reddmann; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life 1 p.m. Sunday at the Taube residence in Makalei Estates. Call 937-0159 or 896-0120 for directions. In lieu of flowers, donations to Kona Hospital Foundation, 79-1019 Haukapila St., Kealakekua, HI. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory and Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Sandra "Sandy" Gail Webb, 69, of Honolulu, died April 19, 2010. Born in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Homemaker. Survived by sons, Robert "Rob," Scott and Brad; daughter, Catherine "Kate" Force; hanai sons, Robert Wright and Captain Thomas Puthenparampil; sister, DeeDe Childress; caregiver, Wilma Mina; seven grandchildren. Service at a later date in Portland, Ore. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Jack Wayne Woodward, 78, of Klauea, Kauai and Citrus Heights, Calif. died April 22, 2010. Born in Hemmings Ford, Neb. Floor covering owner and installer of Mother Lode Floors. Survived by wife, Mary JoAn; sons, Paul, Mark and Dale'; daughter, Lisa Lloyd; sisters, Delilah Eckley and Janet Marcos; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Service 1 p.m. Sunday at Anahola Baptist Church. No flowers. Donations to the American Cancer Society or Anahola Baptist Church. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Toshiko "Patsy" Yamaguchi, 92, of Hilo, Hawaii, formerly of Pahoa, Hawaii, died April 12, 2010. Born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. Retired proprietress of the former K. Yamaguchi Store in Pahoa. Survived by son, Clifford; sister-in-laws, Ruth Kaneda, Hanako and Asako Fukuki, Rose Nishimura and Leatrice. Private service held. No flowers. No koden (monetary gifts), Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Richard Masaru Yasuda, 76, of Honolulu, died April 14, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired University of Hawaii groundskeeper. Survived by wife, Gayle; sons, Brian and Dean; daughter, Cheryl Young; brother, Roy; sister, Frances Yu; nine grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Lawrence Young, 78, of Kapolei, died April 23, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired federal government planner estimator; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Barbara Jane; sons, Calvin, Michael, William, David and Charles Young, Allan Jardine, George III, Dean, Ollie, John and Brian Davis; daughters, Michelle Gaui, Gail Ortiz and Lorene Bowyer; sister, Mildred Burgo; 49 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Graveside inurnment service 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.