Honolulu Advertiser & Star Bulletin Obituaries

January 1 – December 31, 1997

 

 

 

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Carol M. Eastman, 55, University of Hawaii senior vice president, will be remembered in services Sunday.  She died Wednesday Oct  15, 1997 in Queen’s Hospital after battling cancer for nearly a year. A linguist by training, she was also an anthropology professor and taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in addition to her administrative duties. She served on the editorial board of several professional journals and published extensively in the area of linguistics and anthropology.  She is survived by husband John Jacobsen. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Alban’s Chapel, Iolani School. Donations suggested to Iolani School, 563 Kamoku St., Honolulu 96826.      [SB 21/10/1997]

 

George J. Eberly, 84, of Waianae died Friday Jun 13, 1997 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Punene, Maui. He is survived by son Bardwell J. “Buddy”; daughters Barbara Jean Eberly-Hurley and Sharon and Louise Eberly; brothers Frank and Louis K., 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.       [SB 16/06/1997]

 

Toshie T. Ebina, 93, of Honolulu, a retired private housekeeper, died June 16, 1997  in Hale Pulama Mau. Born in Koloa, Kauai, she is survived by sons Daniel T. and William H.; daughters Hazel F. Sugai, Rachel I. Higashi, Nancy N.  Nakano and Evelyn A. Morimoto; sisters Tsuneko Takahashi, Kimiko Imai, Yaeko Okini and Kinue Harada; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 8 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.        [SB 24/06/1997]

 

Augustina “Tina” Ebinger, 59, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a child-care provider, died Thursday Aug 7, 1997 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband William “Gary”; daughters Laurie Kelekoma and Suzanne Ebinger; mother Juana Hilario; brothers Val “Tetang” and Albert “Betoy” Hobayan and Anthony Viquelia and Vincent and Salvin Hilario; sisters Josephine “Bebang” Nunes, Anita Salvador and Geraldine Bolosan; and two grandchildren. Services: 6-9 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.  Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens, Lihue. Casual or aloha attire.       [SB 12//08/1997]

 

Leon Edel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of American novelist and critic Henry James, has died at the age of 89. Edel collapsed at his Honolulu home Friday Sep 5, 1997 and was pronounced dead later in the day at Straub Hospital, his wife, Marjorie, said. Edel had undergone surgery about a week and a half before to have a pacemaker implanted for an irregular heart beat, she said. Edel received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1963 for the second and third volumes of his classic five-volume biography of James. Edel first began teaching in 1932 when he became an assistant professor of English at Sir George Williams University in Montreal. From 1934 to 1943, he was a free-lance writer and journalist and worked in broadcasting. He went to New York University to teach in 1953 and became a full professor in 1955. Edel was named the Citizens Professor of English at the University of Hawaii when he came to Honolulu in 1972. Following retirement in 1978, he continued to lecture at UH and other universities across the country. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Abraham, of Philadelphia; a niece, Deborah Edel of New Jersey, and three grand-nephews. Funeral services are pending.         [SB 09/091997]

 

Mariano “Mino” Edlao Jr., 52, of Wailuku, a utility worker with Kaananpali Beach Hotel, Royal Maui and Tropical Gardens of Maui, died Wednesday Mar 26, 1997 in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was also deacon of the Pentecostal Faith Assembly Church, Kihei. Born in Puunene, Maui, he is survived by wife Geraldine K.; sons Eldrian and Deyrek; daughters Evette Kamaka and Davelyn Hoewa‘a; brothers Frederico, Jerry, Herman and Stanley; sisters Regina Corpuz, Julia Yagi and Diana Iniba; and five grandchildren. Wake: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. next Friday at the mortuary. Burial: Makawao Veterans Cemetery. No wreaths. Leis preferred.

 

Gussie Edmunds, 79, of Kihei, Maui, a singer and actor, died Sept. 26 in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Los Angeles, she has no known survivors.  Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Maui.     [SB 07/10/1997]

 

Gabriel N. Edra, infant son of Osi and Silivelia Edra of Honolulu, died June 9, 1997  in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Paul D. “Pablo”; and grandmother Caroline Napaepae-Tautua. Services: 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:45 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.        [SB 19/06/1997]

 

Edward E. Edrada, 56, of Waipahu, an employee of Teleglobe Canada, died April 5, 1997  in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Pahala, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Judy E.  Sarno-Edrada; sons Luis “Dalo” and Lincoln; daughter Tina Mandac; brother Jose; sister Ann Hampton; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Frank C. Edrada, 76, of Aiea, a retired OTS foreman and a Liberty House housekeeper, died Feb. 26, 1997 in Aiea. Born in Barcelona, Solsona, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Nicolasa “Lasing”; daughter Verna Mae; brothers Federico and Marcelino; and sister Rosita. Rosary: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Church. Call from 9:30. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

Hildegarde P. “Hilda” “Ma” Edrado, 53, of Aiea died Aug. 3, 1997  in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Gabriel J.“Gabe”; sons Woodrow D. “Woody” Agtang, Ben Mendiola and Gabriel Jr., Gabriel-William “Blacky,” Gabesherwin “Eddie,” Gabe S. “Elton” and Brandon K. Edrado; daughter Gabriellinda C.A.S. Edrado; brothers Peter H. Jr., Franklyn “Jumbo” and Frank K. II; sisters Eileen “Nani” Asprer, Sharon Fernandez and Charlotte “Pauline” Hammons; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: noon Friday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.      [SB 19/08/1997]

 

Blanche Eleanor Edralin, 59, of Kentucky, a homemaker, died Friday may 23, 1997 at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Arthur; sons Arthur Jr., Michael and David; daughters Rosalind Davison, Maureen Edralin and Nicole Edralin; 8 grandchildren. Graveside service: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Ashland Cemetery in Ashland, Ky.        [SB  26/05/1997]

 

Cedra X. Edwards, infant daughter of Jennifer and John Idencio, died Dec.  17, 1997. She is also survived by brother Trevor E. Mika and maternal grandparents Eddie and Renita. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Casual or aloha attire.

 

Aniano Eferves, 89, of Honolulu, a retired construction truck driver, died Saturday Jun 28, 1997 in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born in Cebu, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Trinidad. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St.  Theresa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.     [SB 03/07/1997]

 

Kay K. Egami, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children office clerk, died Monday jan 13, 1997 in Straub Hospital. Born in Kaheka, Maui, she is survived by sons Elton H., Brian H. and Chris H.; brother Jentoku Tamanaha; sisters Tomiko Kohatsu and Ruth Y. Kobayashi; and two grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m.  Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.       [SB 18/01/1997]

 

Kisou Ego, 75, of Aiea died Thursday Jun 5, 1997 in Aiea. Born in Lihue, he is survived by wife Gladys M.; sons Dexter K. and David G.; daughter Ginny Tom; brother Kenji; sisters Carrie Monden and Rita Yamamoto; and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Pearl City Community Church, 933 Lehua Ave. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.       [SB 11/06/1997]

 

Hatsuyo Eguchi, 91, of Honolulu died Wednesday Jan. 1, 1997 in Kuakini Hospital. Born on the Big Island, she is survived by sons Isami and Danny C.; daughters Elaine F. Strickland and Harriet H. Ferguson; brothers Thurston J. and Hachiro Kuroyama; sisters Misao Nishijima and Tsuino Yoshiki; and eight grandchildren. Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Nobuko Eguchi, 69, of Honolulu died Monday Sep 15, 1997 in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Akita-Ken, Japan, she is survived by sons George and Wallace; three brothers; seven sisters; and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.   [SB 20/09/1997]

 

Saichi Eguchi, 88, of Wahiawa, died May 9, 1997  in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Waialua, he is survived by wife Shizue; sons Thomas, Roy, Harry and Steven; daughters Ellen Gearon, Frances Robb, Janet Faggard and Ann Gumapac; 15 grandchildren; and 19  great-grandchildren. Private services.   [SB  17/05/1997]

 

David P.K. Eldredge II, 89, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance worker with city Department of Parks and Recreation, will be remembered in services Saturday. He died April 3, 1997  in Honolulu. Born in Lahaina, he is survived by sons David P.K. III and Hastings J.; daughters Bertha Lima and Hattie Phillips; sisters Elizabeth Kanoa, Feadora Miller and Harriet Teshima; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:45 a.m.  Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

 

Russell N. “Bear” Eldredge Jr., 56, of Aiea, an electrician at Pearl Harbor, died Saturday Jul 12, 1997 in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by mother Ruth; and sisters Audrey Eldredge and Feadora Runnels. Private services.      [SB 18/07/1997]

 

David K. Eli III, 24, of Nanakuli, an employee of BHP Hawaii, died April 27, 1997  in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by father David K. Eli Jr.; hanai mother Albertina Iopa; sisters Genevieve Pickering II and Daryle-Jean Woodard; hanai brother Joseph Iopa; hanai sisters Tina and Kuuipo Iopa and Michelle Schmidt and Denny Kaeo; and grandmother Angeline K. Pelio. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call 6-9 p.m.  Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 3 p.m. Sunday at Yokohama. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Robert N. Elfsten, 72, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander, died last  Friday Jan 31, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in Portland, Ore., he is survived by wife Eileen R.; daughter Susan E. York; and a grandson. Private services. Ashes scattered at sea.

 

Jacques K. Ellefsen, 22, of Whitmore Village died Thursday Sep 11, 1997 in Wahiawa.  Born in Wahiawa, he is survived by parents Robert and Lita; brothers Gary Canencia and Robin and Scott Ellefsen; and sister Racquel. Services: 7 p.m.  Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Ruth S.E. Eller, 77, of Wailuku died Thursday Sep 25, 1997 in Hale Makua. She is survived by husband Willard; sons Willard and Tom; and two grandchildren. Memorial mass: 5 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony’s Church. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Homelani Memorial Park, Hilo. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.    [SB 30/09/1997]

 

George L. Elliot, 81, of Kailua, a retiree of Theo H. Davies, died June 7, 1997 in Whidbey Care Home, Wash. Born in Kapaa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Clara; sons Gordon, Donald and Bobby; stepsons Barry and Robert Klein; stepdaughter Bev Klein; and brother Peter. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. No flowers.     [SB 18/06/1997]

 

Helen H.K. “Helena” Ellis, 76, of Papakolea, Hawaii, a retired Uni-Tours tour conductor, died Tuesday Feb 11, 1997 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Solomon N.; daughter Barbara Jean H. Kahue; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Service: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

 

Maria P. Ellis, 95, of Honolulu died Saturday Mar 29, 1997 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Wahiawa, Kauai, she is survived by sons Robert and Patrick; daughters Marian Ellis, Winona Rubin, Edith Ellis and Dorothy Zeffiro; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

 

Marian L. Ellis, 70, of Honolulu, former president of Travel Women Hawaii and cruise consultant for Pacific Far East Lines, San Francisco, died Sunday May 25, 1997 in Queen’s Hospital. She also worked for Territorial Department on Public Welfare, Kauai, on the Matson Travel Desk at Royal Hawaiian Hotel, and was former president of the Kauai and Waikiki chapters of the Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. She is survived by brothers Robert and Patrick; and sisters Winona Rubin, Dorothy Zeffiro and Edith Ellis. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial Park.     [SB  30/05/1997]

 

Norika Ellis, 62, of Honolulu, a retired employee of Outrigger Hotels housekeeping services department, died January 9, 1997. Born in Fukuoka, Japan, she is survived by son Darwyn; daughters Nina Duncan and Gina Ellis; brothers Masaru, Hideyoshi and Takamasa Miyazaki; sisters Futae Matsuda and Katsuko Hamada; and three grandchildren.  Private service.     [SB 21/01/1997]

 

Marilyn G. Elms, 76, of Honolulu, a watercolor artist, died Wednesday Jun 18, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in Spokane, Wash., she is survived by daughter Barbara K.  Quirie; sons James H. and David L.; sister Barbara Jean Kertson; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.     [SB 20/06/1997]

 

Donald B. Von Elsner, 87, of Hilo, a many-sided man known as a psychologist, writer of both fiction and nonfiction, and a lecturer, died Tuesday Jan 7, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. Also a bridge professional who won more than 200 bridge championships, he founded the first duplicate bridge club in Hilo and established the first regional bridge tournament in Hawaii. His wife Renee said he was the first bridge player on the Big Island to earn 2,500 bridge points, a feat of major significance in the bridge world. Hes been a very dedicated bridge player, always supported the bridge club and played bridge as often as he could and even traveled to the other side of the island to play in their bridge games, she said. He continued writing, she added. He hadnt published any books lately, but he was completing another ... he always kept up his interest in writing and was an avid reader.  A football, basketball and baseball player in early years, he remained an avid sports person, she said. His interests also included business, and he owned a construction company in Hilo as well as a papaya farm in Kapoho. Von Elsner was born in Oak Park, Ill. He graduated with a  bachelors degree in psychology from Temple Bar College in Minneapolis in 1942.  Moving to Hawaii, he became a personnel administrator with the pineapple division of Libby, McNeill & Libby in 1942-43, then personnel administrator for Theo H. Davies plant division in 1944-47.  His later activities included real estate, and he lectured on real estate appraising. He was the author of 11 published novels, including detective stories, and many short stories and articles. He also contributed to specialized publications on bridge, economics and psychology. He is also survived by son Keynes Sandy; stepsons Dean K. and Glenn K. Bitle; stepdaughter Deanna Pabila; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. Cremation will follow services. The family requests casual attire and no flowers.      [SB 09/01/1997]

 

Martin H. Embodo, 89, of Lihue, a mill worker with Lihue Plantation, died March 27, 1997  in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Argal Cebu, the Philippines, he is survived by brothers in the Philippines. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Monday at Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

 

Robert E. Emerson, 76, of Honolulu died Tuesday Aug 19, 1997 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Massachusetts, he is survived by wife Shirley; daughter Jeanette Mitobe; sons Robert M. and Lewis E.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.  Private services.     [SB 21/08/1997]

 

Frank “Papa Em” Emery, 98, of Greenland, N.H., father of Dorothy of Hawaii, died Thursday Mar 20, 1997 at home. Born in New Hampshire, he is also survived by two grandchildren (grandson John Emery) and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. today at Unity Church, Diamond Head.  Donations suggested to Friends of Hanauma Bay.

 

Helen B. Emig, 73, of Bloomington, Ind. and formerly of Hawaii, died Sunday Jun 8, 1997 at home. She retired as executive secretary of United States Lines Steamship Co., Honolulu. Born in New York, she is survived by son Jon; sisters Rose and Sophie; and brother Paul. No services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Bloomington, Ind.       [SB 11/06/1997]

 

Christalino Emeliano, 73, of North Kohala, Hawaii, a retired truck driver with Kohala Sugar Co., died Tuesday Jul 8, 1997. Born in North Kohala, he is survived by daughters Bernice and Yvonne Lucas and Grace Salis; sons Christalino Jr. and George; brother Marciel; sisters Margaret Macanas, Sally Sugse, Lillian Pacheco, Daisy J. Thompson and Rose M. Scott; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. July 19 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Alalai Road, Hawi. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual or aloha attire.        [SB 10/07/1997]

 

Daisy T. Emoto, 100, of Palolo, a retiree of Dole Cannery, died Sept. 25, 1997  in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. Born in Fukuoka, Japan, she is survived by daughter Eva Nishimoto; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Private services.     [SB 03/10/1997]

 

Dr. Edward T. Emura, 75, of Honolulu, a military veteran who served as a dermatologist at Tripler Army Medical Center, died Saturday May 10, 1997 at home. Born in Lahaina, Emura worked in private practice for 40 years. He is survived by wife Jean S.; son Dr. Steven T.; daughter Ann S.; brothers James K. and Dr.  William K.; sisters Mary M. Ohtani and Frances E. Yamamoto; two grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 15/05/1997]

 

Takeno Emura, 95, of Honolulu, a retired co-owner and proprietor of American Jewelry Co., died May 12, 1997  at home. Born in Honokaa, Hawaii, she is survived by sons James K. and Dr. William K.; daughters Mary M. Ohtani and Frances E. Yamamoto; brothers Masa, Fred and Tomio Nakamoto; sister Shizue Koyama; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.     [SB  23/05/1997]

 

Choichi “Norman” Endo, 73, of Waipahu died last Saturday May 31, 1997 in Waipahu. Born in Puunene, Maui, he is survived by wife Mary T.; sons Glenn M., Garrett K. and  Clinton K.; daughters Avis L. Connolly and Candace A. Endo; brothers Tadatsugu “Wayne” and Masaru “Larry”; sisters Hatsuyo Matsuno, Chiyono “Mary” Endo and Eileen Bluett; and six grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m.  Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire.

 

Makoto M. Endo,81, of Wailuku died Friday Sep 5, 1997 in Kahalui Hale Makua. He was born in Kihei, Maui. Survived by wife Alice; sons Henry, Melvin and Michael; daughter Betty; sisters Fujie Muraoka and Naoe Velma Nishida, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Service over the ashes: 5 p.m.  Thursday at Kahului Union Church. No flowers. Casual attire.      [SB 09/091997]

 

Norman T. Endo, 79, of Lanai City, a lab and X-ray technologist for the Lanai Community Hospital, died Wednesday Mar 19, 1997 in Queen’s Hospital. He was born in Ewa.  Survived by wife Toshiko; son Michael; daughters Patricia Campbell, Christine Endo and Kathleen Takamoto; brother Katsuya; sisters Yone Canida and Winifred Reid, and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. today at Lanai Union Church. Graveside services: 10 a.m.  Monday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

Adolf Engel, 87, of Honolulu, a retired federal government employee and director emeritus of German Benevolent Society, died Thursday Jun 19, 1997 in Straub Hospital. Born in Germany, he is survived by wife Anna; son Paul; daughters Rosemarie Holmes, Annette Engel and Naomi Powers; 6 grandchildren.  Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Borthwick Mortuary. Call from noon to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.      [SB 23/06/1997]

 

Herman W. Englert, 84, of Kihei, Maui, a retired U.S. Air Force band leader, died Tuesday July 1, 1997 in Kahului Hale Makua. He was born in Schenectady, N.Y. Survived by wife Eleanor; sons Craig and Carl; brother Ed; 6 grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Monday, Hope Chapel, 300 Ohukai St., Kihei.   [SB 04/07/1997]

 

Betty Enitan, 63, of Pahala, Hawaii died yesterday Sep 2, 1997 in Kau Hospital. She was born in Pahala. She is survived by husband Pete; sons Roland and Kenneth; brothers Alex, James, George and Ronald Alcosiba; daughter Mary Estencion, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary.  Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.    [SB 03/09/1997]

 

John J. Ennis, 52, of Waipahu, a real estate broker with Friendly Isle Realty, died Monday Jun 2, 1997 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in New Brunswick, N.J., he is survived by son Martin K.; daughters Donna M. Manibog and Natalia A. and Elizabeth K.K. Ennis; mother Mary T.; brother George; and three grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.  Call 6-9 p.m. Aloha attire.   [SB 06/06/1997]

 

Ernest K. Enomoto, 86, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired vegetable farmer, died Wednesday Oct 29, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. He was a member of the 100th Batallion and chief warrant officer in the Army Reserve. Born in Kapapala, Kau, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Misao F.; daughter Dr. Ernestine; brother Charles; and sisters Fusae Suyetsugu and Fujie Wat. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints, 1856 Kinoole St., Hilo. Call after noon. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 31/10/1997]

 

Iki Enomoto, 94, of Ewa Beach died July 8, 1997  in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Fukushima, Japan, she is survived by son Yoshio; daughters Florence K. Enomoto, Fumiko Nakamura, Kii Enomoto and Chie Iha; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.    [SB 16/07/1997]

 

Mitsuo “Jake” Enomoto, 85, of Honolulu, a retiree of Hawaii Commercial & Sugar Co., died last Wednesday Apr 16, 1997 in Aloha Health Care Center. Born in Sprecklesville, Maui, he is survived by son Wendell; daughter Betty Hida; brother Yoshio; sister Shizue Ageno; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Hongwanji Mission, Maui. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers. [SB 23/04/1997]

 

Joseph Enrique, 58, of Anahola, Kauai, a construction worker for Dillingham, died Tuesday Jun 3, 1997 at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Bernadine H. “Taga”; sons Joseph II, Joseph Paul and Joseph Simeon; daughters Jodine Enrique, Jorina Holland and Jowell Enrique; sister Emma Kauhi; brothers Solomon M., Samuel and Kenneth; and 12 grandchildren.  Visitation and potluck: noon Sunday at 4591-F Hokualele Road, Anahola. Casual or aloha attire.   [SB 06/06/1997]

 

Sabrina Mariano Epperly, 33, of Honolulu, a TV station receptionist, died Saturday Nov 15, 1997. Born in Long Beach, Calif., she is survived by fiance Paul Venus; mother Ann Reisner; stepfather Ron Reisner; father Michael Epperly; sisters Tess Ostrander and Julliana Epperly; and brother Mike. Private services.        [SB 20/11/2997]

 

Guadalupe “Lupe” Erece, 72, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired tractor operator with Mauna Kea Sugar Co., died Friday Oct 17, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Paauilo, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Maria “Mary”; sons Guadalupe Jr., Glen, Gerald, Gordon and Gregory; daughters Joanne Miyasato and Jeanette Kow; sisters Maria “Mary” Galolo, Cornelia Barrios, Rosalyn “Rose” Gelido, Gloceria Mendoza and Analisa “Lisa” Lee; and 11 grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m.  Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Call after 7 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.    [SB 21/10/1997]

 

Jorge J. Erese,70, of Puhi, Kauai, died last Monday Jun 30, 1997 at Wilcox Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. Survived by wife Ofelia; daughters Jalene Ramelb, Janel Moniz, Stacey Erese and Theresa Tomacder; sons George and James; sisters Gracia Vita, Adoracion  Erese, Primitiva Erese, Amparo Feliciano, Gloria Erese, Gloria Sasil and Mary Fujiura; brother Jose Erese; 10 grandchildren. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. today at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary Chapel. Services: Mass at 11 a.m. tomorrow, St.  Raphaels Catholic Church, Koloa; call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.     [SB 07/07/1997]

 

Curtis L. Erwin, 71, of Hilo, a retired mason, died Saturday Dec 6, 1997 in Hilo Hospital.  Born in Bessemer, Ala., he is survived by son Steven L.; daughters Vicki Blooden, Denise Torres, Darlene Erwin and Rhonda and Ana Manners; and brother Lawrence D. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Church of God. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

 

Mary H. Erwin, 80, of Kailua died May 2, 1997  at home. Born in Florida, she is survived by sons Gerald Jr., Mark, Jon and Patrick; and seven grandchildren.  Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.     [SB 14/05/1997]

 

Chris T. Escalante,62, of Honolulu died Nov. 11, 1997  in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Tayum, Abra, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Emiliana R.; sons Ben, Bert and Flory; adopted son Ferdinand Manarpiis; daughters Angelita and Marilyn; sisters Pelagia Olbes, Ignacia Macatula and Pacita Garduque; and eight grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Church, 1614 Monte St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Interment: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.       [SB 26/11/2997]

 

Caroline G. “Carrie” Esclito, 95, of Kahului died Monday Nov 3, 1997 in Hale Makua.  Born in Kokomo, Maui, she is survived by sons Patrick, David and Abel; daughter Mildred Barona; brothers Frank, Abel, Thomas and Gilbert Gouveia; sister Rosalie Bak; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. today at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: St. Joseph’s Church cemetery.      [SB 05/11/1997]

 

Janet A. Escober, 77, of Wahiawa died Thursday Mar 27, 1997 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Legaspi, Albey, the Philippines, she is survived by sons Ponciano A., Jose A., Roberto A., Ernest A. and Henrique A.; daughters Evangeline A. Madding, Susan A. Dela Cruz and Elizabeth A. Randall; brother Agrepino Altabano; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrow Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 12:45 p.m. Friday at the church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

Evaristo B. Escobido, 64, of Las Vegas, a city recreation specialist, died Dec. 31, 1997 in Las Vegas. Born on Maui, he is survived by wife Leonora; children Lawrence, Lenny and Leianne Escobido, Laverne Nunes and Lori Payo; brothers Hilarion, Ponciano and James; sisters Rehina Sanico, Maggie Caldwell and Elizabeth Agbayani; and 13 grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

 

Cristobal G. Espejo,84, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired farmer, died Wednesday Sep 24, 1997 at his home. He was born in the Philippines. Survived by wife Maria; sons Jessie and Roger; daughters Clarita Malavi, Norma Dela Rosa, Elizabeth Aggarao, Nora Estantino, Esen Gomez and Laudy Cabalce; sisters Remigios Malavi and Didicasion Tapaoan; 29 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m.  Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.     [SB 29/09/1997]

 

Andrew P. Espinda, 59, of Waipahu died Oct. 11, 1997  in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Andy, Brian and Andrew; daughters Haunani, Lisa, Andrea, Andriena and Andreana; brothers Henry, Eugene, Douglas, Roy “Ray” and Winston; sister Violet Harrison; companion Sylvia; and 13 grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 21/10/1997]

 

Catalino M. Espiritu, 86, of Waialua, a Waialua Sugar Co. retiree, died Jan. 22, 1997 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Luna, La Union, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Jacinta B.; sons Clarence and Norman; daughters Virginia Barroga and Evangeline Manzano; and four grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

Julian M. Espiritu, 84, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance worker for the federal government, died last Tuesday May 20, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in Manaoag Pangasinan, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Rosalina B.; sons Antonio “Tony,” Ronald and James D.; daughters Elaine Madrid, Patricia “Pat” De Peralta; brother Isidro M.; sister Alejandra E. Pontenciano Cervantes; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.  [SB  27/05/1997]

 

Florentino Esprecion, 94, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retiree of Pacific Construction, died Friday Jun 20, 1997 in Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Eliza K.; sons Felix, Roberto, Rudy, Florentino, Joseph and Nicholas; daughters Cresencia Marzan, Linda Esprecion-Andres and Carol Palafox; 28 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.    [SB 26/06/1997]

 

Mary S.K. Esprecion, 44, of Honolulu died Wednesday Jun 11, 1997 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Natalie M. and Liana P.  Saromines; parents Mr. and Mrs. Florentino; brothers Felix, Roberto, Rudy, Florentino E., Nicholas R.K. and Joseph A.; and sisters Cresencia Marzan, Linda Esprecion and Carolann Palafox. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.     [SB 17/06/1997]

 

Alma Essig, 88, of Illinois, mother of Dwain of Honolulu, died Saturday Mar 22, 1997 in Skokie, Ill..  Born in Michigan, she is also survived by sons Elmer Jr., Rupert and Robert. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Mental Health Association.

 

Pedro S. Estabillo, 63, of Waianae, a retired petty officer with the U.S. Navy, died Saturday Dec 27, 1997 in Aiea. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Carmen M.; sons Marvin, Artem and Ferdinand; brother Federico; sister Magdalena, and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans  Cemetery.

 

Delbert K. Estill, 70, of Kailua-Kona, a bookkeeper with Robbie’s Bookkeeping Service, died Sunday Dec 7, 1997 in Kona Community Hospital. He was also owner of a taxi company and a U.S. Army veteran. Born in Winchester, Idaho, he is survived by niece Sharron Dill and nephew Le R. Nelson. Private services.

 

Maxine K. Estocado, 65, of Hilo, a housewife, died Saturday Nov 8, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by husband Richard; daughters Marcia Estocado and Laurie Kalama; son Richard; sisters Bernice Leialoha, Winona Bell, Priscilla Reed, Melba Evanoff, Manueline Law, Nadine Medeiros and Rochelle Waller; brothers Lanny, Damien, Dayton, Douglas and Lance Arruda; and eight grandchildren. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.    [SB 11/11/1997]

 

Rosalinda P. Estoesta, 77, of Wahiawa died May 27, 1997  in Tripler Hospital.  Born in Hanapepe, Kauai, she is survived by husband Ricardo R.; sons Richard P., Edward D. “Ed” and Leo R.; daughters Addie “Nene” Tabije and Jane A. Lawton; brother Adolfo Babino; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Wake: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 5:30-9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Sorrow Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Schofield Post Cemetery. Casual attire.   [SB 06/06/1997]

 

Isabel G. Estomago, 89, of Kailua, died Thursday May 15, 1997 at home. Born in Cebu, the Philippines, she is survived by son Pedro Jr.; brother Ralph Genobatin; sister Ramona Cuyno; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary, call from 6 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary, call from 8 a.m.  Entombment: Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.     [SB  20/05/1997]

 

Rose Estvanik, 84, of Naalehu, Hawaii died Wednesday Aug 20, 1997 in Kau Hospital.  Born in New York, she is survived by sons Carmine, Pasquale and Thomas Spada; brother Rudolph Ricca; sisters Mary Pezzella, Ida Arcieri and Lillian Portelli; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Naalehu County Cemetery.     [SB 26/08/1997]

 

Lillian K. Eto, 88, of Honolulu died Monday Jan 20, 1997 at home. Born in Olaa, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Harry S.; daughters Nancy Y. Kan, Helen S. Fuchigami, Jeanette M.  Yamanaka and Dorothy E. Imada; sisters Thelma H. Kubo and Jane T. Suzuki; brother Steven T. Kawano; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Service: 5:30 p.m.  Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji  Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 23/01/1997]

 

Helena G. Eubank, 76, of Honolulu, a retired state electronic data processing supervisor, McDonald’s employee, and Holiday Inn hostess, died last March 8, 1997 in Malama Ohana West Care Home. She was born in Charleston, S.C. She is survived by daughter Carol A. Eubank-Warren; sons Grayson Wideman, Christopher and Carl Eubank; brother Philip Grayson, and two grandchildren. Service: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

 

Velma B.M. Eulitt, 71, of Kailua died Thursday Jan 8, 1997. Born in Lihue, she is survived by sons Harry D., William E., James L., Thomas R. and Steven P.; daughter Paulette L. Bullard; sisters Jaqueline P. Carver and Lanakila Eppard; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Service: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua Ward, 349 Kailua Road. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.       [SB 14/01/1997]

 

Joseph D. Evangelista,57, of Hilo died yesterday Nov 25, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Sandra; daughters Rose Bellaver, Delphine Kealoha, Gail and Joyce Evangelista, Jean Pang and Mary J Victorino; sons Gary and Mark; four sisters; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.       [SB 26/11/2997]

 

Mildred N. Evans, 97, of Honolulu, a school teacher in Hawaii and Washington, died yesterday Jul 31, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in Coupeville, Wash., she is survived by husband Charles; son Russell; daughter GreteaBeryl; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.   [SB 01/08/1997]

 

Laurelee E. Evans-Bronemann, 57, of Hilo, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Thursday Mar 13, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Oakland, Calif., she is survived by daughter Sherri A.  Sikora; sons Randall and Rick J. Del Piano, Steven Ellis, and Scotte and Michael Pondela; mother Dolores Evans; sisters Gayle White and Susan Evans; 11 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Service: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m.  Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Merina N. Evile, 12, of Virginia Beach, Va., who died Sunday Feb 2, 1997 Norfolk, Va., will be remembered in services at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Born in San Diego, she is survived by parents Faresa L. and Jennifer; brother Faresa Jr.; sisters Maria M. and Mareta M.; grandparents Muriel and Raymond Guerrero, and Mereane Posini; and great-grandparents Agnes and Alex Teixeira. Service: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

William H. “Bill” Ewing was a Southern gent with an eye for news and an appreciation for life in the fast lane. Ewing, who died Monday Jun 30, 1997 night in a retirement home in Yazoo City, Miss., at age 93, worked for 29 years at the Star-Bulletin as a political reporter, city editor, managing editor, editor and assistant to the publisher. He was editor of the newspaper from 1960 through 1965 when the Star-Bulletin had the largest circulation in the state. In a 1963 article for Honolulu Beacon Magazine, Cobey Black described Ewing as a “first-rate newspaperman whose career is a microcosm of the evolution of journalism over the past four decades. “Bill was the dashing press man of the ’20s and ’30s when personalities dominated the news, when disasters and deeds of daring filled the headlines and reporters lived dangerously. “In the war years of the ’40s, he was among the war correspondents and top-flight broadcasters who awakened in the public an international consciousness that was reflected in the cosmopolitan news coverage of the ’50s. “In the ’60s, he has joined theranks of editors and political columnists who relay  news in depth—the thinking man’s era of journalism.” By the mid-1950s, Ewing was opening new doors for reporters. “We must have been one of the leading newspapers in the country for hiring women reporters,” said Star-Bulletin reporter Helen Altonn, who was hired by Ewing in October 1955. Author Tomi Knaefler, a former Star-Bulletin reporter, remembers the ethical standards Ewing established for his reporters. “We couldn’t accept gifts or free trips and he set those standards at a time when it was a common practice to accept that kind of thing,” Knaefler said.  “When he did it, I thought it was good for us.” A.A. “Bud” Smyser, who succeeded Ewing as managing editor and then editor, said his longtime friend was a “demanding and incisive editor.” “He wrote the best, most incisive commentary the Star-Bulletin ever carried,” Smyser said. In her article, Black points out one encounter involving Ewing and an unnamed Star-Bulletin staffer, who was assigned to interview a lion tamer. Anxious to please her boss, the young reporter entered the lion’s cage and did a firsthand story. “You mean you went right into the cage with the lion,” Ewing asked the young reporter.  “I nodded with pride,” she recalled. “Right into the cage?” he asked again. “Yes,” she replied. Finally, Ewing said, “And you didn’t get any pictures?” The young reporter with a photographer in tow returned to the cage, Black said. The Associated Press sent him to Hawaii to cover the Massie murder case and he became the news service’s local bureau chief. Four years later, Ewing joined the Star-Bulletin. The ashes of Ewing, who was born in Jackson, Miss., will be flown to Hawaii for inurnment at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl at a later date. Survivors include his wife, Bettye Ann, of Mississippi; and sister, Ethel Danford, of Honolulu.       [SB 02/07/1007]

 

Jane K. Ezuka, 74, of Pearl City, a retired Princess Kaiulani Hotel housekeeper, died last Saturday Jan 4, 1997 in Queens Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Rodne G.; daughters Barbara J. Unten, Diane Y. Martin and Doreen A. Ezuka; sisters Fumiko Murakami, Shirley Genovese and Betty Fukumoto; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Service: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m.  Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.     [SB 11/01/1997]