Honolulu Advertiser & Star Bulletin Obituaries

January 1 – December 31, 1997

 

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Iosefo Vaana, 70, of Waianae died June 1, 1997  in St. Francis-West Hospital.  Born in Apia, Western Samoa, he is survived by wife Siamaua; sons Peter, Dansio and William; daughters Easter Rego, Sailau Timoteo, Lisa Kikuyama and Mena Vaana; and nine grandchildren. Wake: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call 5-8 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.       [SB 13/06/1997]

 

Matauaga P. Vaefaga, 80, of Honolulu died Nov. 23, 1997 in Las Vegas. Born in Pago Pago, American Samoa, she is survived by sons Tavita and Plymouth; daughters Ailetupe Nakagawa, Upulelei Wilson, Asoa Curran, Elsie Song ad Nancy Navares; brother Iese To’o To’o; 23 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Services: 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at First Samoan Congregational Church of Christ, 505 Borie St. Services: 9 a.m. Monday at the church. Call after 7:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.   [SB 05/12/1997]

 

Mary R. Vagnarelli, 88, of Kaneohe died last Tuesday Jul 8, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in Pittsburgh, she is survived by daughter Chiara Makekau; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.     [SB 15/07/1997]

 

Guillermo A. Valdez, 73, of Pearl City died Friday Dec 5, 1997 at home. Born in San Nicolas, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Martina; sons Elpidio and Efren; daughters Evelyn Diego, Linda Pascual, Myrna Sugawa and Thelma Pascua; 15 grandchildren; and an adopted grandchild. Services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.       [SB 11/12/1997]

 

Maria G. Valdez, 78, of Honolulu died July 25, 1997  in Straub Hospital. Born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, she is survived by daughter Lilia Torres; and brothers Bienvenido and Maximino Gasmen. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.      [SB 05/08/1997]

 

Tranquilino L. Valdez, 84, of Wahiawa died March 8, 1997  in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Luna La Union, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Lucena S. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrow Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

Raymond S. Valencia, 58, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a tire repairman for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died Friday Jan 31, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by son Eric; daughter Janice Hall; brothers Alex, Stanley, Eugene, Roger and Paul; sister Lorraine Bailado; and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, call after 6 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Friday at the church, call after 9 a.m. Burial: Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Robert R. Valencia Jr., 37, of Kekaha, Kauai, will be remembered in services Friday. He was killed when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a pickup truck on Kalanianaole Highway,  Sep 1997. He was a range operations specialist with Pacific Missile Range Facility. Born in California, he is survived by parents Robert and Effie; and brother Ron. Mass: 2 p.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kekaha. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery.   [SB 23/09/1997]

 

Rose L. Valencia, 96, of Aiea, died last Friday Mar 7, 1997 in Pearl City Nursing Home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Rosita V. Pettit; sons Daniel and Robert; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

 

Segundina G. Valencia, 71, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Kekaha Sugar Co. field helper, died Friday Feb 28, 1997 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in the Philippines, she is survived by husband Johnny; sons Ben and Pedro; daughters Precy Aquino, Minnie Ancheta, Cita Simpliciano, Soledad Gonzales, Dolores Delos Santos, Melita Erorita, Helen Manuel and Susan Abadilla; 27 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Call: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa’s Church in Kekaha. Call from 8 a.m. Burial: Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

 

William E. Valente, 63, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired Kulani Prison correctional officer, died Thursday Feb 6, 1997 in the North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Victoria K.; son Kalani; sisters Ethel Viveiros and Margaret Kauwale; and three grandchildren. Service over his ashes: 10 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held later. Casual attire.

 

Marcelina P. Valentin, 81, of Hilo died Sunday Apr 6, 1997 in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Pahoa, Hawaii, she is survived by son Denny; daughters Marcella Urubio and Martina “Trina” DeMotta; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Mauna Kea Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

Thomas G. Valentine, 39, of Ewa Beach, a carpenter, died Thursday Sep 4, 1997.  Survived by wife Sarah; sons Dustin, Chaz, Thomas; father Thomas R.; mother Norma DeCosta; sisters Faith Fobbs, Kimberly Valentine, Jade DeCosta. Services: noon Wednesday, Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m.  Scattering of ashes at a later date.     [SB 08/091997]

 

Wilfred P. Valenzuela, 57, of Honolulu, died last Saturday Mar 15, 1997 in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Celia G.; daughters Winnie Valenzuela and Wilcel Cuadro; son Wilmer; mother Manuela; brothers Ahmed, Romaldo and Noven; sisters Nilda Batinga, Eden Menor and Glenda Aquino; and a grandson. Service: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa Co-Cathedral. Call from 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

 

Mary S.D.S. Vallangca, 96, of Hilo, an independent cane planter, died Monday Jul 7, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Portugal, she is survived by husband Aquilino; sons David, James and William Delos Santos and Paul Moffat; stepsons Theodore and Walter Kawasaki; daughters Violet Schmidt and Hilda Asuncion; sister Emily Fisher; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call 9-9:45 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.    [SB 09/07/1997]

 

Eleanor P. Vallente, 74, of Honokaa, Hawaii died Tuesday Apr 22, 1997 in Hilo Hospital.  Born on Oahu, she is survived by husband Cipriano; daughters Frances Epenesa and Carmen Alfiler; sons Douglas, Allan and Ralph; sister Angie Lyons; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Honokaa United Methodist Church. Call after 5:30 p.m. Services: 11 a.m.  Wednesday at the church. Burial: Honokaa County Cemetery. Casual attire.  [SB 26/04/1997]

 

Antonio G. Valvieia, 52, of Kapaa, Kauai, a hotel cook, died Wednesday Sep 17, 1997 in Wilcox Hospital. He also served in the U.S. Army. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Asun; daughters Pauli, Analiza “Liezel,” Alma and Ashley; son Antonio; parents Mauro and Leonora; brothers Ernesto and Orlando; sister Marlene Eliana; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Kapaa. Call after 9:15 a.m. Casual or aloha attire.   [SB 23/09/1997]

 

Lyle M. Van Dreser, 90, of Lihue, former manager of Grove Farm Sugar Plantation, died Sunday Jul 27, 1997 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Wisconsin, he is survived by daughter Virginia Gill; brother Joseph; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.     [SB 30/07/1997]

 

John W. Van Dusen, 64, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration, Air Route Traffic Control Center, team leader, died Thursday Jan 30, 1997 in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Nebraska, he is survived by wife Florence H.; stepdaughter Sheri Pacheco; stepson Van Bradley; brothers Carrol, Dale, Robert and Duane; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Elks Club. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society or Hui Olelo Laryngectomee Support Group, both located at 2370 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu 96817; or the Elks Club, Honolulu Lodge 616, 2933 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii 96815.

 

Harold E. Van Epps, 49, of Ewa Beach, a Hawaii Air National Guard aircraft mechanic, died Friday Sep 12, 1997 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Janice; sons Robert and Jesse; daughters Natasha, Kimiko, Jamie, Haroldlyn, Estee and Ashlyn; mother Violet; sisters Faith Salas, Darlene Gonsalves, and Elizabeth and Katherine Van Epps; grandmother Tomoyo Yotsuda; and two grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 12:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and after 11 a.m. Friday. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.   [SB 16/091997]

 

Ellwood E. Van Gieson,of Hilo, a retired state deputy director of personnel, died Sunday Nov 23, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. He was also a World War II veteran. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Aileen C.; daughters Joann Guillary, Earleen Rapoza; brother Donald; sister Leinani Rodenhurst; and two grandchildren.  Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Hilo. Call from 11 a.m. to noon. Committal site services: 10:30 a.m. next Wednesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Inurnment to follow.       [SB 26/11/2997]

 

Justin A. Van Lopik, 73, of Kailua, a retired Episcopal Church affiliate, died Nov. 19, 1997 in Kailua. Born in Castle Rock, Colo., he is survived by an aunt and two cousins. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 780 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Donations suggested to Helping Hands Hawaii, 680 Iwilei Road No. 430, Honolulu 96817. Call Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii for more information.       [SB 11/12/1997]

 

Feiloaiga T. Vaovasa,84, of Waipahu died Dec. 11, 1997 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Amanave, American Samoa, she is survived by sons Faitau and Puao Tago; daughters Siutu Tai, Tuputala Tuli, Leuma Soa, Alofaifo Suka, Petina Vaovasa, Iulisese Niumata and Julieta Uli; 57 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at First Samoan Assembly of God Church, 1420 Palama St. Call after 4 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m.  Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.       [SB 19/12/1997]

 

Sister Angeline Vasconcelles, 95, of Honolulu, died Sunday Oct 26, 1997 in Malia O Ka Malu. Born in Holualoa, Hawaii, she is survived by sisters Emily and Isabel Costa and Julia Vasconcelles. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Malia O Ka Malu (4th Avenue). Rosary: 9 a.m. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.       [SB 28/10/1997]

 

Patrick “Coach Pat” Henry Mahealani Vasconcellos,49, of Honolulu, a   caterer and AYSO soccer coach, died Tuesday Sep 2, 1997. He was born in Honolulu.Survived by wife Bernadette “Bunny”; daughter Sarah; stepdaughter Heidi Vespra; brother Michael; mother Marion. Mass: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, St.  Michael’s Catholic Church. Call: 9-10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the church. Scattering of ashes to follow.     [SB 08/091997]

 

William J. Vasconcelles Sr., 90, of Aiea, a Honolulu native who worked 50 years for the newspapers here as a printer, died Aug. 5, 1997 in Tacoma, Wash., while visiting there. Vasconcelles’ sons, William Jr. and Walter Sr., also are longtimem Hawaii   Newspaper Agency printers.  He and his wife who survives him, Cecilia, celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary July 11 in Tacoma, where their daughter lives.  At the time they celebrated their 65th last year, Star-Bulletin columnist Ben Wood said: “Vasconcelles ... and sons, Walter and Willie, have 135 years of  isle printing among them. The senior Vasconcelles worked 40 years for the  Advertiser then spent 10 years with the Star-Bulletin Printing Co. Willie and Walter, both with the Hawaii Newspaper Agency, have 45 and 40 years  respectively, in the printing world.”  William J. Vasconcelles retired last year, said brother Walter, who still works  for HNA. The senior Vasconcelles began work with the Advertiser in 1922. “He was the best father a man could ever have,” said son Walter. “I could go  on forever, really. He cared about his family a lot.”  The senior Vasconcelles also is survived by daughter Cecilia Carol “CJ” Jones;  sisters Eva and Armine; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  Services were on the mainland.    [SB 16//08/1997]

 

Patricia “Patty” Vasques, 53, formerly of Hawaii, died on April 13, 1997  in Aloha, Ore. Born on Kauai, she is survived by mother Agnes; daughters Diane Johnson and Carol Cook; son Mark Silva; former husband Leslie M. Silva; and two grandchildren. Private services. Condolences to: The Family of Patricia Vasques, c/o Agnes Vasques, 4272 S.W. 162nd Place, Aloha, OR 97007.     [SB  23/05/1997]

 

Alfrieda N. Vasquez, 45, of Kailua-Kona, a former Kahakai Elementary School educational assistant, died Tuesday Feb 4, 1997. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Daniel; sons Daniel Jr. and Keonimana; daughter Rebecca; brothers Alfred Jr., Glen and Randy Valeros; sisters Sharlene Ares, Valerie Brown, Glenda Crain and Vanessa Valeros; and a granddaughter. Mass: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Call after 2 p.m. Casual/aloha attire. Scattering of ashes to be held later.

 

Concordio Boy Vasquez, also known as Conrado Villanueva Vasquez, 47, of Honolulu died Jan. 17, 1997 at home. Vasquez, a former professional boxer, was a laborer for Haitsuka Brothers Ltd. Born in Madaum, Davao del Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Alyn Asuncion; son Conrad; daughters Ligaya and Christy-Lynn; mother Magdelina V.; brothers Nolasco and Alejandro; and sisters Elizabeth Barabad, Vera Buenafe and Reynara Legal. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St. Call after 6 p.m. Christian services: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.     [SB 28/01/1997]

 

Dionicho Vasquez, 84, of Salinas, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died Thursday May 22, 1997 in Salinas. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Conrada; son Stephen W.; daughter Margie M. Cornelio; stepdaughters Kathy, Myra, Marion Chun, Evelyn Titcomb and Lillian Texeira; stepson Clifford Chang; 25 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.  Service: 11 a.m.  Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.  [SB  27/05/1997]

 

Rufino L. Vasquez, 92, of Captain Cook, Hawaii died Monday Mar 24, 1997 in Queen’s Hospital.  Born in Villadolid, Carcar, Cebu, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Esquiela L.; sons Bernard, Patrick, Rodney, Dexter, Jonathan and Vaughn; daughters Augustina Mercado, Pamela Camello and Carmelyn Vasquez; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 48-422 Kamehameha Highway. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

 

Barbara M. Vaughan, 65, of Kailua died last Wednesday Jul 23, 1997 in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Jack; brothers C. Dudley and David W.  Pratt; and sister Joan Pratt. Private services. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society and American Cancer Society.     [SB 30/07/1997]

 

Devin M. Vaughn, 4, son of Ramaundo and Norma Vaughn, died Wednesday Sep 3, 1997. He was born in Honolulu. Also survived by brother Rashaun.  Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: noon Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.      [SB 09/091997]

 

G. Stevan Vaughn, 45, of Honolulu, a business owner, died Friday Jul 11, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in Cleveland, Miss., he is survived by wife Jaynie C.; brother Michael A.; and stepfather Ralph. Services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 16/07/1997]

 

Miguel R. Vea, 55, of Eleele, Kauai, a harvester in the corn industry, died May 12, 1997  at home. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Dominga; daughters Gloria Acoba, Caridad Visitacion, Cristeta Teburcio; sons Manuel, Valentin, Rudy and John; brothers Felipe and Warlita; sisters Elena Andres, Juanita Ramones and Josefina Andres; and eight grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m.  tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary, Kauai; and 9 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery.  Casual attire.    [SB  21/05/1997]

 

Delfin S. Vehemente,  85, of Honolulu is also survived by children Delfin S.  and Caroline M. Vehemente and Ophelia M. Stringfield.

 

Samuel Vellocido, 61, of Huntsville, Ala., who was born in Kohala, Hawaii, died July 14, 1997  in Memphis, Tenn. He was a program specialist at Teledyne Brown Engineering in Huntsville, an army veteran and civil service retiree. He is survived by wife Wanell; sons Tony and Randal; daughters Lisa Schleusner and Pam Dolan; sisters Dora Regidor, Vilma Yoneda, Julia Neves and Mary Brimmer; brothers Felix Jr. and Arthur; and 10 grandchildren. Services on the mainland.       [SB 25/07/1997]

 

Adelina N. “Eling” Vendiola, 67, of Aiea, a retired housekeeper with Queen’s Medical Center, died last Thursday May 1, 1997 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi.  Born in the Philippines, she is survived by husband Directo; sons Jonathan and Rey; daughter Rowena Lozano; brother Domingo Nuval; sister Florentina Navalta; and seven grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. [SB 08/05/1997]

 

Adam L. Ventura, 70, of Wailua, a retired Kauai County truck driver, died Wednesday May 14, 1997 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Kapaa, he is survived by sons Terrance and Revlon Parker, daughter Vanessa Agosto, sister Rose Vilela, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call from 8 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.   [SB  17/05/1997]

 

Catalina M. Ventura, 92, of Waipahu, a retired elementary school teacher in the Philippines, died Saturday May 3, 1997 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Manila, she is survived by sons Abraham and Emmanuel; daughter Devora Tuvera; brother Pedro Rigonan; sister Maria Gabriel; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.    [SB 09/05/1997]

 

Annie Vera, 72, of Honolulu, an employee of CPC, died Sunday Apr 6, 1997 in Honolulu. Born on Kauai, she is survived by daughters Barbara Nunes, Dannia Soares, Annette Quanan, Vanessa Carrion and Vera V. Barros; sons Patrick and Maverick; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. today at Valley of the Temples.  Aloha attire.

 

Merlin R. Vera Cruz, 52, of Honolulu, a stevedore with McCabe, Hamilton & Renny Co., died Saturday Jul 12, 1997 at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brothers Louis Jr., Harry L., Leroy G., Jerry and Douglas K.; and sisters V.L.  Mook, Louisa L. Vera Cruz, Faith Tanner, Lucky Keohohina and Norma N.  and April L. Vera Cruz. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aloha attire.      [SB 18/07/1997]

 

Irene M. Vicens, 88, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Wednesday Jan 8, 1997 in Mahelona Hospital. Born in Kukiula, Kauai, she is survived by sons Antone and Michael Bonilla; brother Americo and Ralph Morris; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.  Service: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Lawai Public Cemetery. Casual/aloha attire.     [SB 14/01/1997]

 

Gloria J. Vicente, 53, of Aiea died Monday Jul 21, 1997 in Castle Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Richard J.; son Richard J. Jr.; daughter Rhonda  J. Lujan; mother Thelma L. Santana; and brothers David H. Jr. and Clarence E. Santana. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N.  School St. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 24/07/1997]

 

Charles J.L. “Jack” Vickers III, 41, of South Kona, a warehouse shipping supervisor, died Aug. 15, 1997  in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Los Angeles, he is survived by brother Francis X.; and sisters Cynthia Ann Stoeckley and Victoria V. and Linda M. Vickers. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Friday at Hale Halawai O Holualoa Congregational Church, 76-6224 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Leis and loose flowers welcome. Burial on the mainland.    [SB 27/08/1997]

 

Larrion L. Vickery, 66, of Spartanburg, S.C., a retired pharmacist, died Wednesday Jul 16, 1997 in Honolulu. He also served in U.S. Air Force. Born in South Carolina, he is survived by wife Miriam; son Richard; daughters Dalene V.  Parker and Rebecca V. Steadman; son Phillip; brothers Van, Joe Bill and John; sister Edalene V. Earle; and two grandchildren. Donations suggested to Waikiki Baptist Church.      [SB 19/07/1997]

 

Caroline H. Victor, 83, of Hilo, a retired florist, died Tuesday Sep 23, 1997 at home.  Born in Haena, Kauai, she is survived by son Michael III; daughter Lucille; sisters Nancy Piilani and Clara Ellis; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.   [SB 25/09/1997]

 

Brant Kahale Vida, 22, of Honolulu, a lifeguard, died Nov. 10, 1997   in Castle Hospital. Born in Kailua, he is survived by mother Bunnette; father Robert Hitchcock; sisters Lindsey Daniels and Laine Vida; grandparents Gladys Vida, Emma Hitchcock and Melville Vida; and fiancee Andrea Drew. Services: 6 p.m.  Thursday at St. Louis High School, Mystical Rose Chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Private scattering.     [SB 19/11/2997]

 

Filomeno Vidad,75, of Aiea, retired from Pearlridge Center, died Nov. 16, 1997 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by sons Felix, Santiago II, Filomeno Jr. and Danilo; daughters Juanita Vidad, Lucy Damo, Precy Asuncion and Imelda Nakamura; and 17 grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m.  Saturday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Call after 8:30 a.m. Interment: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.     [SB 04/12/1997]

 

Francisco C. Vidad, 74, of Honolulu, a former dishwasher with various hotels in Waikiki, died Nov. 21, 1997 in Maluhia Hospital. Born in Laoag City, the Philippines, he is survived by son Roger; brothers Danny and Ricarte; sister Felomina; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.       [SB 11/12/1997]

 

Fermino Q. Vidal, 90, of Waimanalo, a retired groundskeeper of the old Honolulu Stadium, died last Saturday May 3, 1997 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Calape, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Dolores; sons Anthony LeBron and Fermino I.       Vidal Jr.; daughters Judy Spencer and Acela Disalvo; many grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m.  Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.      [SB 10/05/1997]

 

Louis W. Vidinha, 47, of Kapahulu, a cook at Hyatt Regency Waikiki and Kapiolani Hospital, died July 15. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by partner Rudy Matias; sister Frances Weiser; and brothers Manuel “Sonny Boy,” Frank and Warren. Services: 9:15 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.   [SB 23/07/1997]

 

Miguel A. Viera, 29, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, will be remembered in services Saturday. He was killed in a shootout with police May 19, 1997  in Hilo. He was proprietor of Miguel’s Yard Service. Born in El Salvador, he is survived by wife Florence “Cookie”; sisters Alma E., Nelis D.C., Maria M., Sandra E., Mercedes G.G. and Rosa E.G.; and brother Carlos E.G. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pahoa. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to his mother, Erminda Viera.    [SB  29/05/1997]

 

Anna G.K. Viernes, 86, of Honolulu, died Nov. 21, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Bruno; daughters Thelma “Peachie” Turner and Sarah Kauai; sons Roy “Keaka” Piiohia and Bernard “Boogie” Kauai; 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Service: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.      [SB 03/12/1997]

 

Beatrice C.Y. Vierra, 69, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired school teacher for Oahu and Maui, died Saturday jan 11, 1997 in the Miami Heart Institute in Florida. She is survived by daughter Lisa Yee; son Matthew K.S. Yee; brother Francis Chun; and a grandson. Service: 11:30 a.m.  Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.Aloha attire.     [SB 16/01/1997]

 

Brenda L.K.A. Vierra, 28, of Makaha died Aug. 20 in St. Francis Hospital.  She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Shannon Torres-Vierra; parents Edward and Dorothy; brothers Edward III, Gordon and George Vierra and Sonny Ke and Kamuela Carroll-Vierra; sisters Dorothy Oher and Georgianne and Ernestine Vierra and Iwalani Carroll-Vierra and Kuuipo Carroll-Vierra, and grandmother Dorothy Place. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at “Sewers,” Lualualei Beach Park in Waianae. Casual or aloha attire.    [SB 03/09/1997]

 

Daniel Vierra, 74, of Hilo, a retired heavy equipment operator, died last Wednesday Mar 26, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Paauilo, Hawaii, he is survived by son Daniel J.; daughters Danielle “Honey” Ganon, Dana Tabajunda and Darlene Carriaga; brothers William “Bill” and Alfred “Freddy”; and sisters Adeline Freitas and Betty Deconte. Mass: 12:15 p.m.  tomorrow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Ethel G. Vierra, 65, of Nanakuli died Monday Jun 16, 1997 in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Edward, Ernest, Joseph and Peter; daughters Shirlyn Pontin, Geraldine Smith, Marie Ann Stone and Laura, Donna and Elizabeth Vierra and Madeline Kukahiko, Cheryl Pratt and Winona Vierra; sister Norma Leit; 66 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.        [SB 21/06/1997]

 

Frank F. Vierra, 78, of Waianae, a retired Pearl Harbor/Barbers Point cement finisher, died Wednesday Jan 29, 1997 in the Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Kamuela, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dolly; sons Frank and Mark; daughters Betty J. Pacheco, Patricia Stout, Cathy Sabanal and Dorene Bicoy; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Aiea United Methodist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

 

James G. Vierra, 91, of Honolulu, a sailmaker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Friday Sep 12, 1997 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Hazel M.; daughter Marjorie H. Kaohi; brother Albert; five grandchildren; and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.     [SB 18/09/1997]

 

Kanoe M. Vierra, 68, of Haiku, Maui, a master plumber for L&F Plumbing, died Saturday Jan 25, 1997 in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Kihei, Maui, he is survived by sons Mitchell Balutski, Kahuhu Aalona, Paul Fansler, and Kanoe, Glenn, Brian and Calvin P. Vierra; daughters Leimomi Garcia and Charlynn Vierra; brother Jerome; sister Mona Ann Amero; 28 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary-Haleakala Chapel, call after 6 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary, call after 9 a.m. Burial: Makawao Veterans Cemetery.      [SB 29/01/1997]

 

Manuel S. “Begoate” Vierra, 88, of Kahului, Maui, died Dec. 1997 in Kula Hospital. He was born in Wailua. He is survived by wife Mary L.; sons Tony and Manuel; daughter Margaret Texeira, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park. Aloha attire.      [SB 23/12/2997]

 

Sister V. Vierra,89, of Honolulu, a teacher at Fort Street Convent, Sacred Hearts Convent, St. Anthony Home, Immaculate Conception, Kauai, died Wednesday Dec 10, 1997 in Malia O ka Malu. Born in Paauhau, Hawaii, she is survived by nieces and nephews. Rosary and mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Malia O ka Malu, 1117 4th Ave. Call from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.       [SB 13/12/1997]

 

Rasela L. Vila, 61, of Honolulu, died Feb. 17, 1997, in Queen’s Hospital. Born in American Samoa, she is survived by sons Iakopo Muae and Pio, Iosefo, Isitolo, Emani and IelomeVili; daughter Faaluaina Williams; brothers Esera Lafua, Uini, Aliipule, Lenila, and Mealii Foafoa; sisters Logoialisi Tagaloa, Faatele Sulu, Filiarosa Paleafei and Teuesea Mino; and 10 grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Call from 8:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

 

Jay J.T. Villa, 77, of Kaneohe, a state Department of Health employee, died Tuesday Jul 1, 1997 in Kaneohe. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio. Survived by sons Vincent R. and Frederick J.; 7 grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.   [SB 04/07/1997]

 

Severina “Sarah” Villafana, 66, of Wahiawa died Tuesday Oct 28, 1997 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Kahuku, she is survived by husband Edilberto; daughters Francine Price and Duchess Silva; sons Alvin, Norman, Michael, John J., Eugene, Wallace and Gary; sister Lucille Wong; 31 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.  Call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aloha attire.    [SB 31/10/1997]

 

Dolores B. Villaflor, 73, of Kalaheo, a retired assistant housekeeper with Kauai Surf Hotel, died Friday Sep 12, 1997 in Wilcox Hospital. Born on Kauai, she is survived by husband Vivencio C.; sons Vivencio F. and Allan; daughters Norma McDonald and Vanessa Bobiles; brothers Teotimo and Albert Batis; sisters Sofronia Bagayo, Maxima Nerona, Florence Hubahib, Connie Mier, Fely Valdez, Gloria Aranita, Helen Ariola, Marie Ceballos and Juanita Parongao; and five grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kalaheo Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call 9-10:45 a.m. Burial: Hanapepe Filipino Cemetery. Casual attire.     [SB 18/09/1997]

 

Fausto C. Villaflor, 94, of Pearl City, a retired Hickam Air Force Base and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, died March 2, 1997 at home. Born in Argao, Cebu, the Philippines, he is survived by stepson Leodegario “Leo” Palisbo; stepdaughter Felisa Castro; brother Vicencio; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 8 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Call from 6 p.m. Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call from 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

Tanis K. Villagonza-Ano, infant daughter of Paul and Jessielyn, died Dec.  20, 1997 in Kuakini Hospital. She is also survived by sister Alyssa; brothers David, Kama and Isaiah; grandparents Cynthia and Jesse, Harold and Puaala, and Minnie and Jack, and great-grandparents Christopher Ano and Julia Rezents.  Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.       [SB 30/12/2997]

 

Caesar R. Villaluz, 80, of Waipahu, a retired audio-video technician at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, died last Friday Mar 14, 1997 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Makaweli, Kauai, he is survived by wife Henrietta; sons Eugene, Edward F. and Aloysius C.; daughters Shirley A. Beemer and Sandra S. Benevides; brother Ignacio; and sisters Marikit Sawaguchi and Esther Asis. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, Waipahu. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Schofield Cemetery. Casual attire.

 

Cosme M. Villaluz, 84, of Hilo, a retired self-employed farmer, died Dec.  21, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. He was also retired from Hilo Quality Cleaners and Agro Resources Inc. Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Florenda; sons Manuel, Carlo and Cosme Jr.; daughters Presentacion Andres, Clarita Rosqueta, Francisca N. Alonzo and Cristy Villaluz; stepdaughter Jonalyn Duran; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

 

Candida G. Villanueva, 84, of Ewa Beach, died Jan. 28, 1997 in St. Francis-West Hospital.  Born in Candon, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, she is survived by brother Johnny; and sister Francesca Porgan. Service: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Clifford K. Young, 75, of Honolulu, a federal retiree who owned Besscliff Snack Bar, died yesterday in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Bessie Y.; son Richard S.W.; daughters Raelene Chock and Geriann Hong; and 10 grandchildren. Service: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Entombment to follow. Casual attire.

 

Donicio G. “Johnny” Villanueva,79, of Ewa Beach died Aug. 15, 1997  in St.  Francis-West Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosalina T. “Rose” “Carmen”; sons Donald, Anthony and Dion; daughters Gloria Alcos, Ely Rosal, Debbie Villanueva, Linda Alcos, Lita Villanueva and Connie Badayos; sister Francesca Porganan, 33 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.    [SB 03/09/1997]

 

Paul A. Villanueva,90, of Hilo died Friday Dec 12, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. Survived by sons Richard and Alfred; daughters Dorothy Arkangel and Doris Carvalho; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary; call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m.  Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou; call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.        [SB 15/12/1997]

 

Gabina B. Villar, 100, of Aiea, died last Friday  May 2, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in Paltit, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is survived by sons Ben and Dave; daughters Rosita Gambol, Leonora Ambrocio, Mary Duran and Dolly Villar; 23 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: noon Monday at St. Elizabeth Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

James “Kimo” Villaruel, 31, of Dallas and formerly of Hawaii, died June 7, 1997 in Irving Healthcare Center. He was a conference planner for Omni Mandalay Hotel, Dallas. Born in Fort Ord, Calif., he is survived by mother Verna Kawaihalau; sisters Denna-Lei Plunkett and Nicole Nakamasu; stepfather Dennis Nakamasu; grandparents Edward and Winifred; and great-grandparents Adela and Chris Quisote. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St.  Theresa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Call Denna-Lei Plunkett, 841-1513.     [SB 18/06/1997]

 

Sister Bernadine Villegas, 66, of Honolulu, former Waianae High School Special Class teacher, died Sunday Feb 23, 1997 in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by brothers William, Roland and Larry, and sister Betty Ke Jr. Rosary: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Malia O’ Ka Malu. Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. Call from 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

 

Jose M. “Jose” Villegas Sr., 73, of Wahiawa died Sept. 6, 1997  in Wahiawa. Born in Cabugao, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Linda A.; children Jose A.  Jr., Julie A., Remy and Harold S.; brothers Gaudencio, Elpidio and Eluterio; and seven grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Sorrow Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m.  Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.   [SB 25/09/1997]

 

Pedro F. Villon, 82, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a flume fabricator for Lihue Plantation, died Saturday Nov 1, 1997 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Rita; hildren Anunciacion Martinez, Julie Bernades and Floresto V., Aty, Rudy and Jaime Villon, and Mercy Streeter; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. All-night visitation after 5 p.m. tomorrow at family residence, 4868 Laukona St., Hanamaulu. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St.  Catherine’s Catholic Church, Kapaa. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual or aloha attire.      [SB 05/11/1997]

 

Florentine N. Viloria, 66, of Waianae, died July 18, 1997  in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Mabel V. Vergara and Marichu Viloria; and three grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:15 a.m. Friday at   the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.   [SB 29/07/1997]

 

Kenneth R. Viloria, 47, of California, who was born in Maui, died March 14, 1997  in California. He is survived by mother Sophie C. Balada; stepfather Tony Balada; and brothers Edward F., Stewart J. and Miles V. Memorial services: 9:45 a.m. St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu. Call after 9:15 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

Leonard E. Vincent, 56, of Hilo died yesterday Sep 29, 1997 at home. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Judy; sons Leonard Jr. and Derick; daughter Shari; mother Mary Deluz; brother Leebert; sisters Betsy Ludwig; and four grandchildren.  Eulogy: 11 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 30/09/1997]

 

Margaret L. Vincent, 76, of Las Vegas, died Feb. 22, 1997 in Las Vegas. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Clyde K. Eborn; brothers Harold, Albert and Edward Lee; sisters Dorothy Lincoln and Pearl Ahn; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  Private service.

 

William L.K. Vincent, 54, of Waianae, died Wednesday Oct 22, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by companion Lorelei Shimabukuro; parents Henry and Lulu; brother Henry; and sisters Charlene Lui, Haunani Mackey and Lehua Vincent. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.    [SB 25/10/1997]

 

Egnacio N. Vinigas,83, of Honolulu, a retired bartender, died Friday Dec 12, 1997 at Honolulu Airport. He was also a merchant marine. Born in Luna La Union, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Roseline; sons Thomas and Rudy; daughters Sandra Ocreto, Carmen Pogtis, Frances Quintero; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa.  Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.     [SB 17/12/1997]

 

Louise Vimini,78, of Honolulu, a retired federal secretary, died Dec. 4, 1997 in Honolulu. She was born in Arkansas. Survived by sons Dominic and Michael; brother Henry Church; sister Kit McReady, and two grandchildren. Private services. Call Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii for more information.    [SB 18/12/1997]

 

Mauro S. Vinluan, 70, of Honolulu died April 29, 1997  in St. Francis Hospital.  Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Raymunda C.; sons Elpidio, Julio, Wilson, Mauro Jr. and Reynald; daughters Carmelita Jarabe, Marionette Huquereza and Theresa Pacis; brothers Alberto, Gonzalo and Victoriano; sisters Nena Pablo and Aurora Ignacio; and 16 grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 8:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road, Kalihi. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.      [SB 07/05/1997]

 

Florencio Visaya, 82, of Kukuihaele, Hawaii, a truck driver inspector for Hamakua Sugar Co., died July 17, 1997  in North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.       [SB 25/07/1997]

 

Nick P. Vita, 84, of Honolulu, a retiree of Hawaiian Electric Co., died April 8, 1997  in St. Francis Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Gloria. Services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church. Call 8:30-9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

Gerardo D. “Tatay” Vitales, 78, of Kamuela, Hawaii, died Sept. 1, 1997  in North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Burgos, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Myrna M.; sons Alejandro A. and Jaime A.; daughters Levita V. Silvano, and Rosalina A. and Merlita A. Vitales; brother Kenes; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. tomorrowat Annunciation Catholic Church, Waimea. Call after 8 a.m. Casual attire.       [SB 26/09/1997]

 

Mary von der Wall, 103, of Mount Shasta, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, died Friday Mar 14, 1997 in Mount Shasta. Born in Hawaii, she is survived by son Carl; daughter Winifred Mooney; sister Stephanie Willing; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

 

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. "He's 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 hadn't 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  bachelor's 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]

 

Clara Maria Von Hove, 97, of Keaau, Hawaii, died Thursday Mar 13, 1997 at her Paradise Park home. She was born in Belgium. She is survived by daughter Mariette Von Hove. No services. Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Hilo.

 

Sharon D. Voorhees, 63, of Honolulu died Dec. 27, 1997 in Honolulu.  Born in Washington, she is survived by sons Jim Gussens and Ronnie Voorhees and daughter Teri Williams. Private services. Call Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii for information.

 

Margaret B. Vorwick, 94, of Portland, Seattle and Honolulu, died July 18, 1997  in Portland, Ore. She was a retired real estate developer. She was born in Portland. Survived by daughter Margaret B. Cahill. Private services.    [SB 20/08/1997]