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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 9, 2010

Obituaries

Advertiser Staff

Arthur "Alex" Wight Alexander, 79, of Honolulu, died May 4, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Earl M. Jorgensen Steel Co. supervisor and T&T Tinting sales consultant. Survived by sons, Arthur Jr. and Calvin; daughters, Debra Arevalo and Brenda Akana; sister, Evelyn Alexander Clark; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary mauka chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday; service noon; burial 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Violet KatherineKawailani Angelo, 49, of Kaneohe, died April 18, 2010. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker and former travel agent assistant. Survived by husband, George Jr.; mother, Violet "Kawai" Merseburgh; brother, Kealoha Merseburgh; sisters, Jessie Dedrick and Anae Martin. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Ian Wright Bowman, 83, of Hilo, Hawaii, died April 24, 2010. Born in Waipahu. Retired sugar plantation manager for the former Ka'u Agribusiness. Survived by daughters, Mary Bowman-DeMent and Ann Pietsch; six grandchildren. Celebration of life from 2 p.m. Saturday: Call 895-3290 for information and directions. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yvonne Lorna Castro-Cullen, 73, of Honolulu, died April 25, 2010. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Trolen and Treven Cullen; daughter, Murlotte Sanchez; brother, Donald Castro; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Committal service 10 a.m. Friday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery.

Richard DeMetro, 56, of Honolulu, died April 22, 2010. Born in Morristown, N.J. A hardwood flooring carpenter. Survived by companion, Christine O'Connell; father, Joseph; brothers, Robert, Joseph and Mark. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Church. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Joseph "Boozo" Gary Garcia, 54, of Kaneohe. Born in Santa Barbara, Calif. A mason, fisherman and surfer. Survived by wife, Christine "Tootie" Souza; son, Joseph; daughters, Jo-Gina and Joleena; mother, Betty Beraldo; father, Jose; stepmother, Lois; sisters, Alicia, Bonnie, Carol, Heidi, Linda, Monica, Nikki, Petrissa, Sheryl, Teresa and Vivien; brothers, Keith, Ronnie and Tommy. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Michele Lehuanani Hernandez, 41, of Wahiawa, died April 25, 2010. Born in Honolulu. A former employee of Trophy House Inc. Survived by husband, Erwin; daughter, Ambrie Farias; mother, Loving Farias; brothers, David "Pono" Kuni and Albert Farias; sister, Melinda Badilla; stepsister, Kathleen Kuni; grandmother, Helen Newman; grandson, Anthony Cozo. Visitation 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery chapel. Scattering of ashes 4 p.m. May 16 off Magic Island. Lei and loose flowers welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

Frances Mapuana Dayag Kaimana, 69, of Waianae, died May 1, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Sears maintenance agreement manager. Survived by husband, Gavin Kihapiilani; sons, Klyde and Kolen; daughter, Kolene Ball; brothers, George Dayag, John, Robert and Charles Morris; sister, Wenda Namocot; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Church, Kailua; service 10:30 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Claudia Beltran Manuel, 81, of Kahului, Maui, died May 3, 2010. Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Homemaker. Survived by husband, Alfredo; sons, Nestor Sr., Alfredo Jr. and Richard; daughters, Marilyn Oura, Sigrid Latayada, Sonia, Elizabeth, and Dolores Perreira; brother, Jose Beltran; sister, Juliana Villa; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Church, Wailuku; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Helen L. Page, 80, of KÝhei, Maui, died May 5, 2010. Born in the Bronx, New York. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Daniel Sr.; sons, Daniel Jr. and Wayne; daughter, Cynthia; five grandchildren. Celebration of life 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Casual attire.

Archibald S.C. "Scott" Robertson, 83, of Yakima, Wash., died April 22, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired human resources manager. U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Sally; son, Scott; daughters, Constance Haskell and Jacqueline Lee; 22 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 2 p.m. Saturday at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home in Yakima. Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Inurnment at a later date.

Ruth Toshiye Sekiya, 92, of Honolulu, died May 5, 2010. Born in Honolulu. A retired Rattan Art Gallery bookkeeper. Survived by husband, Toshitaro; daughter, Claire Yamashita; brothers, Tadao, Herbert and Stanley Kobayashi. Visitation from 4 p.m. Saturday at Soto Mission of Hawaii; service 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Anna "Aunty Ann" R. Soper, 98, of Honolulu, formerly of Maui, died April 21, 2010. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Retired receptionist at a private doctor's office on Maui. Survived by son, Francis "Sonny." Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Wailuku; Mass 9:30 a.m. Innichment 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Information: 808-281-4389 (Tom). Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.

Yoshimasa Sugino, 88, of Waipahu, formerly of Hilo, Hawaii, died May 2, 2010. Born in Ho-nohina. A retired plasterer with the Masons & Plasters Union. A U.S. Army veteran with Company I, 442nd Infantry Regiment. Survived by sons, Eric and Howard; daughter, Janice Gandia; brother, Shunichi; sisters, Mieko Soken and Yaeko Otake; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery #2. Casual attire.

Sheryl Nicole Wolfe, 18, of Mililani, died April 19, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Reigning Miss Hawaii Teen Princess and Miss Hawaii Teen United States. Survived by parents, Allen and Estrella; brother, Joel; sister, Lauren; grandparents, Servillano and Fredesvinda Blancaflor, Joseph and Angela Wolfe. Service 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani High School gymnasium; visitation to follow until 2 p.m. Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Patrick Man-Yau Wong, 51, of Waipahu, died April 30, 2010. Born in Hong Kong. Department of Transportation civil engineer. Survived by wife, Jennifer; daughter, Stephanie; son, Wesley; brothers, Man-Yu and Man-Fun; sisters, Sau-Kwan and Sau-Wai. Visitation 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers.

Herminigilda Tolentino Yaplag, 86, of Waipahu, died April 12, 2010. Born in the Philippines. Homemaker. Survived by son, Facundo; daughters, Ofelia Abuluyan, Adelia Callo and Noemi Gungad; brother, Alfredo Tolentino; sister, Rosalina Gaddao; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Church, Kalihi; Mass 10 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.