Honolulu Advertiser & Star Bulletin Obituaries

January 1 – December 31, 1997

 

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Moses M. Waalani, 83, of Kekaha, Kauai, a merchant marine, died June 26, 1997.  He was born in Waimea, Kauai. Survived by son George Akana; nephew and caregiver Richard; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m.  Saturday, Waimea United Church of Christ. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual or aloha attire.     [SB 07/07/1997]

 

Kimiko Wada, 84, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired proprietor of Wada’s Store, Lawai, Kauai, died Wednesday Apr 2, 1997 in Hale Omao Care Home. Born in Lawai, she is survived by sons Henry H. and Edwin Y.; daughter Aileen Kageyama; sisters Yoshie Sato and Sadako Tabuchi; brothers Guy, Gary, Masaru, Chuck, Susumu and Alex Matsuwaki; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

 

Chester Wade, 64, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, a retired Chevron USA refinery operator, died Jan. 2, 1997 in Las Vegas. Wade, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, served during the Korean War. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Elizabeth; daughter Elizabeth Baptist; sons Mike and Chester K.; sister Juanita Wilson; brother James Ogata; and eight grandchildren. Service: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.     [SB 16/01/1997]

 

Elizabeth Wade, 80, of Honolulu, died Wednesday Dec 17, 1997 in Maunalani Nursing Home. She was born in St. Petersburg, Fla. She is survived by sons Stuart W.  and Gordon; sister Margaret Griffin, and a granddaughter. Private services.      [SB 23/12/2997]

 

Christian O. Wagenman, infant son of Keoki and Tina of Wahiawa died Saturday Nov 1, 1997 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He is also survived by brothers Erik, Alexander Jr. and Isaiah; grandparents Eric Wagenman, Bridget Ruane, and Sylvester and Michelle Miller; and great-grandparents George and Catherine Chang, and Marie Ruane. Services: 11:45 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.      [SB 05/11/1997]

 

Carl R. Wagner Jr., 50, of Honolulu, an employee on Johnston Island, died June 6, 1997  in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Mississippi, he is survived by wife Joli Maiola-Wagner; son Jonathon; stepdaughter Preshess; stepson Kaha‘i; mother Louvee Dickens; and sisters Peggy Woods, Barbara Chaney, Mildred Sanders, Mary Lou Beck and Joan Wagner. Visitation: 8:30-9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.     [SB 15/07/1997]

 

Daniel H. Wagnon, infant son of Jerry Jr. and Danette, died Sept. 3, 1997  in Kapiolani Hospital. He is also survived by sisters Jacqueline and Dacia; brother David; grandparents Jerry and Barbara; grandmother Carmen Libertino; and great-grandmother Maria Kloch. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Kapolei Regional Park.    [SB 09/10/1997]

 

Samuel W. Wahilani Sr., 72, of Waianae, a retired construction worker, died Nov. 6, 1997   in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons George K.K., Samuel W. Jr. and Eric K.; and five grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow.  Aloha attire.     [SB 19/11/2997]

 

Christine K. Waialeale, 50, of Waianae, died July 6, 1997  in Honolulu. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Albert Sr; son Albert Jr.; daughter Chrisal Johns; brother Antone Kapalu of Maui; sisters Priscilla Kikala, Mary Kaina, Frances Kaahea and Harriett Kaahea, and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m.  Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 1 p.m. Hawaiian Memorial Park     [SB 14/07/1997]

 

Agnes G. Waiau, 79, of Hilo died yesterday Nov 16, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Kurtistown, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Anthony Jr., Francis, Clifford, Kenneth and William; daughters Eloise Kama, Mina Kamahele and Jerri Creech; brothers Luther and Walter Nathaniel; and 28 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 17/11/2997]

 

Fred W. Waikiki, 63, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired heavy equipment operator with Parker Ranch, died Sunday Apr 6, 1997 in North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born on Kauai, he is survived by wife Molly U.; daughters Melvrine Waikiki, Fredanette Leanio, Fredaann Jitchaku, Caroline Casuga and Momi Akau and Diane P. Akau and Stephanie L. Lopes, Faye H. Kanuha and Kehaulani Luta; sons Fred W. Waikiki Jr., Howard J. Akau and Hiram K. and Maxmin P. Kanuha; sisters Mary Kaluna, Emma Lapitan and Marvelyn Bannister; brothers Isaac and Nelson Waikiki and Tiburgo Agu; 26 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Door of the Faith Church, Waimea.  Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Waimea County Cemetery. Aloha attire.

 

Isaac K. Waikiki Jr., 58, of Honolulu, a retired heavy equipment operator with Oahu Transport, died Saturday Jun 28, 1997 in Kuakini Hospital. He also worked at Pacific Concrete. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. Survived by wife Kathleen M.; son Kenneth; daughter Mary Ann Amina; brothers Nelson Waikiki and Tiburicio Agu; sisters Mary Kaluna, Molly, Lani Waikiki and Emma Lapitan; 6 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday, Mililani Mortuary-Waipio.. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.  Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 04/07/1997]

 

Llewellyn “Tiny” Kanakamaikai Wailehua Sr. of Kailua, business agent for Operating Engineers Local #3, died Tuesday Sep 23, 1997 in Reno, Nev. He was 57. Although he first made news as a Kailua High School football player, Wailehua was dedicated to his life’s work. “He’s been an operating engineer in the field for 33 years,” said Adrian Keohokalole, the Operating Engineers Hawaii representative. “He was very dedicated to his job as far as being a foreman out in the field. He was pretty much a top hand in operating just about every type of equipment that there was out there.”  Before he became a business agent, Wailehua worked for the union in training apprentices, Keohokalole said. In his teen years Wailehua excelled in Kailua’s football backfield and won an Oahu Interscholastic Association Hall of Honor Award, graduating from Kailua in 1959. In 1958, the Star-Bulletin named the 5-foot 11-inch, 170-pound Wailehua as a Rural Oahu All-Star for the third straight year. “Llewellyn Wailehua, Kailua’s great all-around quarterback, won the ... spot on the starting team ... by a substantial margin,” sportswriter Bill Kwon wrote.  “Wailehua, named to the Star-Bulletin All-Star team for the third straight time, ran and passed for 17 touchdowns to spark Kailua this year.” In later life the athletic Wailehua also served as a karate instructor. He is survived by wife Margaret; sons Wesley and Llewellyn “Tyke” Jr.; daughters Kelly Jones, and Rosemary and Andrea Wailehua; and brother Clark. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. A scattering of ashes will follow services. No flowers.          [SB 26/09/1997]

 

Bernice K. Waiolama, 67, of Honolulu, the organist for Kama Kua Mau Loa Church, died March 10, 1997 at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sisters Elizabeth Maka, Queen Emma Leong and Carol Ramos; and brothers Henry, Abel, Castle, Solomon and Herman. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

 

Bernice N. Waiwaiole, 76, of Waimanalo, a retired kupuna teacher with the state Department of Education, died Saturday Dec 6, 1997 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Wailua, she is survived by husband David; daughter Etta Mae P. Huihui; son Arthur K.; brother George M. Cox Jr.; four grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Kaumakapili Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Private burial.      [SB 12/12/1997]

 

Ted S. Waiwaiole, 50, of Ewa Beach, a customer service agent with Aloha Airlines, died Nov. 4, 1997  in California. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Lucille; father Samuel K.; and sister Nanette Watabayashi. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Monday at Ewa Beach Church of the Nazarene, 91-913 Papipi Place, Ewa Beach. Call after 8 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.         [SB 21/11/2997]

 

Russell S. Wakida, 21, of Hilo died Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by mother Christine; father Lawrence; sister Lauren; grandparents Akira and Miyome Tanaka, and Kiyomi and Chiyome Wakida; and great-grandparents Kinuko Tanaka and Ryu Yano. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Ezekiel H. Wakinekona, 72, of Wahiawa is also survived by brothers Noah Parker and Billy Mendez, brother Ray Mendez and sister Hazel Matias..    [SB 20/08/1997]

 

Wade T. “Kui” Wakui, 43, of Kihei, Maui, and formerly of Wahiawa will be remembered in services Monday. He died in a diving accident in Maui last Saturday Jul 26, 1997. Born in Wahiawa, he is survived by companion Kathleen DeJong; sons Kui-Nainoa Lorenzo and Kui-Kaleb Wakui; parents Wallace and Doris; brother Wesley; sisters Lynn Nakasone and Terri R. Wakui; and grandmother Yoshie. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. next Saturday at Lahaina Harbor.  Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB 02/08/1997]

 

Richard S. Wakuzawa, 74, of Honolulu, a retired painter for Moana Builders, died Oct. 6, 1997  at home. Born in Ewa, he is survived by wife Clara; sons Lawson and Wesley; daughters Portia and Susan Akamine; brothers Louis, Reuben, Raymond and Hubert; sisters Florence Kaminaka and Grace Shimogawa; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire.      [SB 15/10/1997]

 

John Walker,  - Fifty years ago, when United Airlines completed its inaugural flight to Honolulu and helped launch the modern age of Hawaii tourism, John Cornwell Walker was one of many business leaders and dignitaries who attended the event. Walker, a former president of the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce, often had a window seat to the major historical changes shaping Hawaii’s business community. Yesterday Jul 17, 1997, Walker died of natural causes at his home in Kula, Maui. He was 91. In 1925, Walker began his career at the Oahu Railway & Land Co. and worked his way up to become the company’s general manager and vice president. Walker later became vice chairman of Dillingham Corp., which built Ala Moana Center, and was chairman of the Hawaii Visitors Bureau in 1952 and 1953.  Along the way, he served on the corporate boards of First Hawaiian Inc. (then called Bishop Bank), American Factors Ltd. (or Amfac), and Andrade & Co.  Ltd. An avid sportsman, Walker was well known in Hawaii as a polo player, playing actively until the start of World War II. Walker’s family history was intertwined with Hawaii’s modern history. During the 1850s, his pa ternal grandfather, John Walker, and his maternal grandfather, William Cornwell, at different times served as ministers of finance to King David Kalakaua. He is survived by son John C. Walker Jr.; daughter Jill Walker Stevens; and stepdaughter Carol Austin. A memorial service will be held Monday at the family home in Kula. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Kapiolani Health Foundation.          [SB 18/07/1997]

 

Ellerton E. “Al” Wall, a Honolulu native who became a California-based regional vice president of western operations for Chevron Corp., died Aug. 31, 1997 at his San Diego home. He was 84. He worked for Chevron 43 years, having joined it in 1934, at age 21, in Honolulu. It was then known as Standard Oil of California. In 1940, he was named branch manager at Kahului. After World War II broke out, his wartime contribution included being responsible for providing aviation gasoline for aircraft carriers and cargo ships. Following the war, Wall rose rapidly to positions as Standard Oil district manager in Oakland, regional manager of the Fresno region in 1955, general sales manager in 1956 and vice president of marketing in 1957. He was named president of California Oil Co., an East Coast subsidiary, in 1958. In 1963, he became Southern California regional vice president and regional marketing manager, based in Los Angeles. He was the son of Walter E. Wall, who served as surveyor general of the then-territory of Hawaii, and Edith Wall. A Punahou graduate, he was a high school football, track and swimming star and was rated a top javelin thrower. He later attended the University of Hawaii and University of Oregon, and was graduated from the University of Southern California. In his years in Los Angeles, Wall held numerous leadership posts with community and civic organizations. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia; daughters Anne Randolph and Janet Dietz; son Steven, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  A private ceremony was held in California. The family suggests donations may be made to the San Diego Hospice or the donor’s favorite charity.   [SB 10/091997]

 

Peter H. Wallace, 72, of Kailua, a retired Honolulu police officer and employee of state Harbors Division, died Thursday Jun 5, 1997 at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Polly; two daughters; two sons; a sister; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Kailua Beach boat ramp, across from Buzz’s Steak House. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice or American Cancer Society.   [SB 10/06/1997]

 

Jane Y. Walters, 67, of Ewa Beach, died Saturday Mar 1, 1997 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hanamaulu, Kauai, she is survived by husband James O.; sons Gene and Kevin Costa and Vernon Walters; daughters Winona Souza and Leila Villarreal; stepmother Kimie Matsuyoshi; brothers Fujio, Oscar, Stanley Matsuyoshi; sisters Toshi “Kitty” Aquino and Irene Matsuyoshi; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Service: 7:30 p.m.  Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

 

Scott M.H. Ward, 34, of Wailuku, a manager of Hyatt Regency Hotel and Ritz Carlton, died Monday Sep 8, 1997 at Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born on Staten Island, N.Y. He is survived by father Roger M. Hibline; mother Cynthia H.  Ward; biological mother Joann Hibline, and grandparents Roger P. and Ann Hibline and Gloria Shay. Potluck gathering: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Old Kona Airport Beach. Casual attire.    [SB 12/091997]

 

Mollie K. Washburn, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Pauoa Elementary School secretary and Willows Restaurant hostess, died Jan. 24, 1997 in the Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son George K.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Service: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

 

Jane S. Washiashi, 75, of Honolulu, died last Saturday Mar 1, 1997 in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Waipahu, she is survived by husband Michael M.; daughter Aimee K. Ching; brother Larry K. Shigeyasu; and a grandchild. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

 

Kimberly K. Washington-Cohen, 23, of Wailua, Kauai, will be remembered in services Saturday. Her body was found in a wooded area of Wailua House Lots on July 12, 1997. Born in Lihue, she is survived by son Beyson Davenport; daughters Chandelle Davenport and Macy Somada; mother and stepfather Theresa and Emile Wery; brothers Michael and Clifford Davenport and Rick and Jerry Burrell and Michael and Marcus Wery; sisters Gwendolyn Davenport, Diana Prince and Debbie Barel; and grandmother Ida Barretto.  Services: 1-3 p.m.  Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kimberly Washington-Cohen Memorial Fund to benefit her three children.   [SB 23/07/1997]

 

Caroline A. “Cookie” Wasko, 76, of Aiea, a retired sales representative for Aloha Airlines, died Sept. 29, 1997  in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Pukoo, Molokai, she is survived by husband Joseph W.; sons William and John; brothers Lemuel and Jacob Ah Sing; sisters Margaret Moffat, Rose Yamada-Muraoka and Muriel Hughes; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to noon.     [SB 07/10/1997]

 

Natasha K. N. Watai-Kala,12, of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Hawaii, a student at Naalehu Elementary School, died Sept. 15, 1997  in Kau Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua. Survived by mother, Hattie Faye K. Kala; father Richard T. Watai; sisters Faith Watai and Mililani Watai-Kala; maternal grandmother Elizabeth J. Kala; hanai brothers Francis, Norman and Brian Kanoeau; hanai sister Cindy Kanoeau. Service: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa.  Casual attire. No flowers.     [SB 22/09/1997]

 

Choji Watanabe, 80, of Kahului died Jan. 25, 1997 in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Waiakoa Camp, Maui, he is survived by brothers Chozo and Jimmy I.; and sisters Bessie Y. Takehara and Ethel Y. Oba. Private services.

 

Fumiko Watanabe, 85, of Mililani, a retired secretary at KZOO Radio, died Tuesday Jun 3, 1997 at Hale Pulama Mau. Born in Hanamaulu, Kauai, she is survived by son Robert H.; daughters Amy E. Kobayashi and Dorothy S. Nakamura; and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 06/06/1997]

 

Gary A. Watanabe, 39, of Waianae, a Trans Hawaiian Services tour bus driver, died last Feb. 27, 1997 at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by parents Toshinaka and Miyoko; and sisters Suzanne Watanabe and Joyce Sakai. Service: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Haruko Watanabe, 69, of Kula, Maui died yesterday Mar 20, 1997 in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Lanai, she is survived by sons Alan, Ernest, Ivan, Myron and Warren; daughter Gerrene Tobara; sister Asako Soma; and five grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Nakamura Mortuary. Casual attire.

 

James I. Watanabe, 72, of Kamiloloa, Molokai, a veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died Tuesday Jan 21, 1997 at home. Born in Paia, Maui, he is survived by wife Maria; daughters Arleen and Andrea; sons Dr. Brian Watanabe and Renato Gagtan; and brother Peter. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Sophia Catholic Church in Kaunakakai.  Call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at his home in Puili Place, Molokai; and after 8 a.m. next Saturday at the church. Ashes to be scattered later.     [SB 28/01/1997]

 

Kiyoshi Watanabe, 90, of Hilo, a retired Theo H. Davies Sugar Co. truck driver, died Wednesday Jan 8, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Paauilo, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Natsuko; sons Raymond and Paul; daughter Jean Tung; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Service: 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home-Hilo.  Call after 12:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.     [SB 11/01/1997]

 

Mildred H. Millie Watanabe, 71, of Pearl City, a retired waitress for Shiros Hula Hula Drive Inn and Saimin Haven, died Thursday Jan 9, 1997 at home. Born in Honomu, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Takashi Henry Lefty; sons Wayne and Kevin; daughters Sharleen Teruya, Amy Kira, Joyce Watanabe and Janice Fujii; brother Harold Yamachika; sisters Gladys Tyau, Chikayo Okano, Mitsuko Mitsuyoshi and Violet Ung; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 15/01/1997]

 

Motomi Watanabe, 62, of Waipahu, a retired salesclerk at Cathay Kai, died Thursday Sep 18, 1997 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born in Tokyo, Japan, she is survived by sons Douglas T. and Jason S.; daughters Reiko J. Tumbale, Rumi Iinuma, and Carol N. and Tami Watanabe; brother Minoru; sister Susan K. Shibao; and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 8 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 23/09/1997]

 

Norio Watanabe, of Wahiawa died Dec. 20, 1997 in Wahiawa General Hospital.  He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Nobu and Yasu and sisters Tsuyuko Serain and Chieko Cornelius. Services held.       [SB 30/12/2997]

 

Royden M. Watanabe, 54, of Hilo, a branch administrator for the state Department of Human Services, died Monday Jul 21, 1997 in Los Angeles. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Kay K.; son Kyle Y.; daughter Kristen Y.; father Harold M.; and sister Sharon M. Purbaugh. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 24/07/1997]

 

Sharon L. Watanabe, 45, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., formerly of Honolulu, died Tuesday Feb 4, 1997 in Omaha, Neb. Watanabe, a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee, served in the U.S. Peace Corps in the Philippines. Born in Kealakekua, Hawaii, she is survived by daughter Naomi Leilani; parents the Rev. Jack I. and Norma L. Hatton; sister Carol L. Ramos; and brothers James B. and John W. Hatton. Services to be held on the mainland.

 

Shizuo Watanabe, 84, of Hilo, a retired carpenter, died yesterday Jan 30, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Amauulu, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Asae; sons Albert and Leslie; daughter Jean Hee; brothers Minoru and Paul S.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Service: 5 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home-Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 31/01/1997]

 

Takeji Watanabe, 75, of Kahului died Thursday Jul 10, 1997 in Maui Memorial Hospital.  Born on Oahu, he is survived by wife Florence Y. Tamaki; daughters Lynn Lazzarini and Ann and Judy Watanabe; sister Mildred Maeda; and four grandchildren. Private services.     [SB 15/07/1997]

 

Taki Watanabe, 95, of Honolulu, a retired trimmer and packer for Hawaiian Tuna Packer Co., died Sunday Jun 29, 1997 in Nuuanu Hale. Born in Fukushima, Japan, she is survived by sons Takashi, Mitsuru, Kenneth H., Herbert S., Raymond M.  and Warren M.; daughters Chieko Takahashi, Sharon T. Tanaka, Esther C.  Watanabe, Jean S. Chikahiro and Lorene S. Ching; 25 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.     [SB 03/07/1997]

 

Ted S. “Suppa” Watanabe, 70, of Honolulu, a chiropractor and owner of McCully Chiropractic Center, died July 29, 1997  in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Ewa, he is survived by wife Gladys S.; son William K.; daughter Sandra M.; brothers Robert Watanabe and Shoichi Suzuki; and five grandchildren.  Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.       [SB 09/08/1997]

 

Albert J. “Endora” Watson, 46, of Waianae died March 8, 1997 in Waianae. Born in Honolulu he is survived by brothers William Kaneakalau and John A., David G. and Hiram Watson; and sisters Margaret Kealohanui, Agnes and Ruth Watson, and Annie Sotelo. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call 9:30-11 a.m. Casual attire.

 

Priscilla M.M. Watson, 70, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Motors secretary, died Jan.  9, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by daughters Gail S. Zavantsky, Priscilla Ann Kobayashi, Janine L. Perkins and Carolyn L. Walker; hanai daughter Carey-Dawn Shimizu; sister Mildred Long; brother David Kai; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Service: 7 p.m. Friday at Glad Tidings Church. Call after 6 p.m.  Casual attire.      [SB 22/01/1997]

 

Roger K. Watson, 38, of Fern Acres, Hawaii, a commercial fisherman, died last Tuesday Apr 22, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Susan I.; sons Kalai R. and Kalani W.P.N.; daughters Heather Cahill, Melissa Iwalani and Mele N. and Aukai M. Watson; parents Peter and Mary; brothers Peter A., Robert R.P., Ross P. and Harry A.K.; sisters Dawn M. Acpal, Leila F.  Alexander and Maile T.M., Puanani N., Kanani L. and Tema K. Watson; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Wailoa State Park.  Casual attire. Leis and loose flowers welcomed.  [SB 29/04/1997]

 

Nora T. Watabu, 73, of Waipahu died last Wednesday Apr 2, 1997 at home. Born inHonaunau, Kona, she is survived by husband Akira; daughters Eleanor M. Southerland and Nadine F.  Watabu; brother Ichio Nouchi; and sisters Miyoko Matsuyama, Betty Haraguchi and Dorothy Akamine. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Edna T. Watarai, 77, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk with Sears, died Friday Nov 28, 1997 in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Minoru “Dickson”; sons Brian, Reginald and Patrick; brothers Tamotsu and Wilfred Takahashi; sisters Helen H. Watarai, Miyoko Masuno, Yoshiko Yasui, June Ikezawa, Amy Kajiwara and Barbara Desaki; and four grandchildren.  Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary- Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 02/12/1997]

 

Eleanor O. Watari, 91, of Hanalei, Kauai, died yesterday Jan 17, 1997 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Kilauea, Kauai, she is survived by son Hideo; daughters Barbara Masuda and Alice Ong; brother Harry Fukuda; sisters Onobu Sakai and Kinuyo Matsuoka; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after  2 p.m. Burial: Hanalei Japanese Cemetery. Casual attire.  [SB 18/01/1997]

 

Flora P. “Nani” Watson, 55, of Kaneohe, a cashier at Kaneohe Bakery, died Monday Jul 7, 1997 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Howard K., Thomas K. and Kevin K.; daughters Cheryl K. Watson, Lisa K.  Higa and Lori K. Watson; brother Mitchell K. Kamana Jr.; sisters Agnes L. Kamana and Esther K. Ili; nine grandchildren; and companion Bernard Sison.  Services: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.     [SB 12/07/1997]

 

Katherine Adele Dunn Watson, 94, of Charleston, S.C., a longtime Hawaii public schoolteacher, died Friday Jul 18, 1997 at a nursing home there. She was born in Clifton, Arizona Territory. She is survived by son Lt. Col. C. Wyly Watson and three grandchildren. Services were private.    [SB 21/07/1997]

 

William C. “Bill” Watson,59, of Princeville, Kauai, a retired movie actor, died Nov. 5 at home. He was also proprietor of Luana of Hawaii. Born in Chicago, Ill., he is survived by daughter Mililani; sons William II and Keoni; and brother Jim. Commemorative remembrance: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Black Pot Beach, Hanalei.       [SB 26/11/2997]

 

Donnie L. and Betty J. Weaver, 60 and 62 respectively, of Los Angeles will be remembered in private services in Hawaii. Betty, who was born in Hawaii, died  Oct. 27, 1997  . She was a senior appointment clerk for Kaiser Permanente. Donnie was born in Pennsylvania and died Sept. 19. They are survived by son Donnie; daughter Dionne; and three grandchildren. She is also survived by sister Gail Kittelman.     [SB 10/11/1997]

 

Willard K. Webster, 84, of Wahiawa, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel, died Friday Apr 18, 1997 at home. Born in Kansas, he is survived by wife Ligaya L.; and stepchildren Salmie, Menchie and Jojo. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Graveside services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.    [SB 24/04/1997]

 

Helen K. Weeks, 77, of Keauhou Mauka, Kona, retired secretary of her own surveying engineering company, died June 7, 1997  in Kona Community Hospital. She was also former grounds chairperson at Hulihee Palace, a charter member of the Kona Outdoor Circle and precinct chairwoman of Keauhou School. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son John D. “Bobby”; daughters Karen K. Petrie, Mary P. Carvalho and Laura W. “Chickie” Higashi, and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Central Kona Union Church. Inurnment at a later date. Casual attire.       [SB 16/06/1997]

 

Louise G. Weeks, 87, of Honolulu died Nov. 20, 1997 in in Perris, Calif. She was born in Grants Pass, Ore. Survived by daughter Donalee Allen; sisters Bertie Byrne, Dicky Krenz and Janie Wheeler, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow from the catamaran Nahoku II off Waikiki.    [SB 18/12/1997]

 

Diana J. Wehe,54, of Makawao, Maui, died Dec. 27, 1997 at home. Born in Oklahoma City, Okla., she is survived by husband A. Gary; mother Myra K.  Doss; stepson Keith; stepdaughters Jill Luvaas and Gretchen Walker; brother Randall Doss; and six stepgrandchildren. Private services.

 

Ruth Wehrell, 82, of San Jose, Calif., native of Hilo, died Tuesday in San Jose, Calif.She is survived by sons Reg and Edmund Young; and five grandchildren. Service: 10 a.m.  Monday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.       [SB 25/01/1997]

 

Len Weissman, 83, of Honolulu, a Hollywood publicist photographer, advertising executive and director of public relations for “Hawaii Five-O,” died Saturday Mar 8, 1997 at home. He is survived by daughters Judy Dancer and Bari Ellen Roulette; sister Gladys Berne; and brother Murray. Service: 10 a.m. Sunday at Valley of the Temples.

 

Lyons J.K. Welch, 33, of Hauula will be remembered in services Friday. His skeletal remains were found on Pupukea Road in July, 1997. He was reported missing in 1994. He was born in Kahuku. Survived by brothers Frederick Jr. and Doyle; sisters Sweetie Turner, Laura Torres, Stephanie Welch, Dolly Kealoha and Naomi Kumai. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Great Mount Zion Holiness Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire.   [SB 10/091997]

 

Royabell A. Wellman, 65, of Kailua died Sunday Nov 2, 1997 in Kailua. Born in Ohio, she is survived by children Harry Wellman Jr., Susan Cowsar and Carolyn Blodgett; sisters Virginia Nuzzo, Evelyn Spencer and Mary H. Lopez; and 13 grandchildren. Graveside services: noon tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii.      [SB 05/11/1997]

 

Leonard H.K. Wells, 45, of Honolulu died Sept. 16, 1997. He is survived by wife Jody; daughter Michelle; son Michael; mother Ida; sisters Sharon Dale and Bonnie Wells; and brother Steven. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.    [SB 30/09/1997]

 

Steven R. Wells, 43, of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Hawaii, a maintenance foreman for a landscaping company, died Sunday jan 19, 1997 at home. Born in Illinois, he is survived by wife Barbara A.; sons Justin D. J.D. Frodahl and Matthew S. Foley; daughters Nicole A.  Frodahl and Kasy Wells; parents Royal M. and Kay; and sisters Cindy Forren, Andrea Bolico and Kristen Leorna. Private services. Donations suggested to Barbara A. Wells, P.O. Box 6702, Ocean View, Hawaii 96737-6702.    [SB 23/01/1997]

 

Theresa M. Wells, 93, of Kaneohe died last Wednesday Aug 20, 1997 in Aloha Health Care. Born in Koloa, Kauai, she is survived by brother Paul H. Mahoe.  Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.  [SB 27/08/1997]

 

Eugene W. Welsh, 98, of Kailua died Tuesday Jul 15, 1997 in Anne Pearl Nursing Home.  He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Ethel; brother Raymond, and hanai family the Querys. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kailua Beach Park, across from Buzz’s Original Steak House.    [SB 21/07/1997]

 

Hilda H. Welton, 89, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired registered nurse and businesswoman, died Monday Nov 24, 1997 at home. Born in New York, she is survived by son Walter Welton of Holualoa. Services to be held later. No flowers.  Donations suggested to the Blood Bank of Hawaii.   [SB 28/11/2997]

 

Gordon C. Wentworth, 58, of Kaneohe, a C. Brewer Homes Inc. vice president and a Hawaiian Open Golf Tournament committee chairman, died Friday May 9, 1997. Born in Newton, Mass., he is survived by wife Deane; son William; parents Vincent and Elizabeth; and sisters Diana Woodberry and Lee Wentworth. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.   [SB 15/05/1997]

 

Emily E.A.K. Wentzel, infant daughter of Robin and Deborah Wentzel, died Friday Oct 10, 1997 in Kapiolani Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is also survived by brother Thomas; paternal grandparents Robert Wentzel and Cathie Parrish; maternal grandparents Solomon and Lydia Kauha; stepgrandfather Bob Parrish; stepgrandmother Sharon Wentzel. No services.    [SB 16/10/1997]

 

Jermaine M. Werner, 40, of Honolulu died May 14, 1997  in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Nicholas; daughter Jessica; parents Jerome and Sylvia; brothers Guy and Jay; grandmothers Violet Yokoyama and Jessie Akana; and grandfather Charles Mahoe. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Visitation: 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.    [SB  29/05/1997]

 

Athleen K. West, 37, of Honolulu died July 25, 1997  in Queen’s Hospital. She is survived by husband Kohala; daughters Mildred K. Kalahiki and Athleen, Donnie and Erika West; sons Seabron and Brayden Kalahiki and Bronson, Cyrus and Kohala West; brothers Daniel, Shane and Ronald Kalahiki; sisters Caroline Anakalea and Jerenette and Corina Kalahiki and Elizabeth Smith and Gailhelen Hicks; and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.       [SB 12//08/1997]

 

F. Peggy West, 98, of Honolulu died Monday Aug 25, 1997 in Hale Nani Nursing Home. Born in Toledo, Ohio, she had no survivors. Private services. Elizabeth K. Yeiter, 70, of Honolulu, a retiree of General Dynamics Defense, died Tuesday in Hale Ho Aloha. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by brother Randolph Hennessey and sisters Lorrine L. Stupplebeen and Erma L.  Lau. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.    [SB 30/08/1997]

 

Helen P. West, 69, of Ewa Beach died Wednesday Oct 1, 1997 in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by husband retired Sgt.  Ernest B.; sons Thomas B. and Keith W.; daughters Sandy J. Aiona and Cheryl A. Peatross; brother Cecil P. Pacheco; sisters Ramona Gonsalves, Dora Ramos and Jenny Alvarez; father and mother-in-law Joseph and Josephine Borero; hanai daughter Sherry A. Bates, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio.  Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.       [SB 06/10/1997]

 

Jean M. West, 80, of Honolulu died Sept. 2, 1997  in Straub Hospital. She was born in Canada. She is survived by son Michael R.; sisters Doris Slaughter, Hazel Stewart and Ruth Hurst, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 11:15 a.m.  Sunday at Robert Louis Stevenson Room, Princess Kaiulani Hotel. Casual attire.      [SB 11/091997]

 

Mark G. West, 45, of Waipahu died last Tuesday Jul 1, 1997 1997  in St. Francis-West Hospital.

Services on the mainland.. Born in Kansas City, Mo., he is survived by mother Polly; brother Jack; and sisters Gail, Pam and Denise. Private services. Those wishing to send condolences may call 674-1524.     [SB 08/07/1997]

 

Clay Wheeler, of San Francisco, who played piano in many Waikiki bistros, died June 3, 1997  at home. Born in North Dakota, Wheeler played with the 8th Army Air Force band during World War II. While entertaining the troops in England, he performed before Her Royal Highness the Queen Mary. In Hawaii, he played at the Royal Hawaiian and Canlis Charcoal Broiler. Since moving to the mainland, he has returned for many special engagements. He is survived by daughters Lisa W. Foley and Teri McCready; son Michael; sister Dorothy Gibbs; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 9:30 a.m.  Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.     [SB 26/08/1997]

 

Roma Wheeler,78, of Honolulu died Tuesday Feb 25, 1997 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Blackfoot, Idaho, she is survived by daughter Lynda Tauelangi; son Roger; and three grandchildren.  Service: 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lanakila Ward. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

 

Winifred H. Wheelock, 82, of Honolulu died yesterday Feb 10, 1997 in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband James; sisters Marion Oswell and Frances Oh; and brother Harry Oh. Service: 8:45 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m.  Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

 

Gina Whest, 64, of Honolulu, diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, died Sunday Apr 6, 1997 in Queen’s Hospital. She was a medical researcher at the universities of Tennessee, Washington and Hawaii, where she worked on treatments for sports and auto injuries and arthritis. Her practice in Hawaii was called Scientific Chiropractic Clinic. Born in Salzberg, Austria, she is survived by husband Robert M.  Gibson; daughter Michell W. Elkner; and sisters Christine Windbauer, Lisa Alker and Hilde Clark. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Calvary by the Sea Church, 5339 Kalanianaole Highway. Aloha attire.

 

Adeline D. Whisenand, 87, of Aina Haina, a Red Cross worker for some 20  years who also was very active in church and community, died Tuesday Feb 4, 1997 at home. She was among those who insisted that the Honolulu International Center, now the Blaisdell Center, should be more than a sports arena.   “Six of us said there shouldn’t just be a sporting center. It had to be for the community as a whole,” she had said. She was one of a number who envisioned an opera house, noting how opera productions were held mainly in high school gymnasiums. “We got together  with Mayor (Neal) Blaisdell and he agreed that there should be both,” she said. Her community service earned her a Star-Bulletin Good Neighbor Award in 1976.  “Mrs. Whisenand often opens her home to her ‘neighbors,’ giving shelter for the night or even longer when they need it,” her citation said in part.   “The neighbors she helps start out as strangers to her -- a Vietnam refugee family stranded at the airport, a woman with domestic trouble, a motherless  2-year-old girl whose father needed time to make baby-sitting arrangements.” All this she did in a very quiet and selfless way, wrote a fellow volunteer in the FISH organization, a Christian group giving round-the-clock counseling and aid.  “FISH is just one of many organizations in which Mrs. Whisenand serves as a good neighbor,” the citation went on.   “A pet project in years past, which combined her avid interest in hiking and plant life with the desire to be of service, was the work she did with Girl Scouts  and Camp Fire Girls.   She gave conducted tours of the botanical highlights of various Oahu hiking  trails to troop leaders of those groups.” Born in Los Angeles, she vacationed in Hawaii in 1929 and 1930 and stayed at the Moana Hotel, surfboarding and falling in love with Waikiki Beach.  Later, she married architect George Whisenand in Los Angeles and they moved  to Hawaii in 1950. The Whisenands built their home in Aina Haina in 1950, where Adeline Whisenand resided until her death. George Whisenand died in 1983. Adeline Whisenand worked for the American Red Cross from 1951 through the early 1970s. She was a member of the Trail and Mountain Club, Waialae Country Club and active in Waiokeola Congregational Church in Kahala. She also traveled extensively, circling the world three times. She is survived by daughter Julianna W. Smith; adopted daughter Sarah Nordwall; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waiokeola Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Waiokeola Church.

 

Bruce E. White, who expanded University of Hawaii teacher training to provide the bulk of Hawaii public schoolteachers, died Wednesday Dec 31, 1997 in Portland, Ore. White, a retired university administrator, reached the age of 100 on Nov. 29.  Born in North Yamhill, Ore., White led an active life that included service as an Army corporal in the American Expeditionary Force in World War I in France, and as an administrator with the University of Tehran in Iran in 1966-67.  His education included a 1923 bachelor’s degree from Willamette University in  Salem, Ore., and a 1932 master’s degree and 1935 doctoral degree from the  University of Washington. After serving as a teacher and principal in the state of Washington, and a year as an education professor at the University of Alaska, White moved to Hawaii where he was an assistant professor at the UH in 1936-41 and director of  admissions in 1941-43.  He served as dean of student personnel in 1943-48 and dean of the teachers college in 1948-56.  “In the past most of Hawaii’s high school teachers have come from the  mainland,” White said, on becoming the teachers college dean. “Our goal is to   develop our high school program to the point where we will be able to train  teachers on any level.” White was the UH dean of faculties from 1956 to 1963, the year he retired as  dean emeritus and senior professor of education.  He ended his long education career in Iran. His activities also included service as a member and secretary of an advisory  committee on education for Guam and the Pacific Trust Territory in 1947-52.   He belonged to the Masons, Rotary Club and Central Union Church in  Honolulu. Retiring to Oregon, White and his late wife, Grace, spent their later years traveling to more than 70 countries.  He is survived by son Bruce H.; two grandchildren; and two   great-grandchildren.  There will be no services. Memorials may be made to Planned Parenthood

 

Constance K. “Gigilani” White, 62, of Gold River, Calif., died June 11, 1997  at home. She was born in Honolulu. She was a former professional hula dancer and was also a secretary for Sacramento County Department of Medical Systems. She is survived by sons James, Kapena and Kyle Nees; daughter Jonne Field; sister Lahela “Dollie” Roback; 4 grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Diamond Head Memorial Park.     [SB 07/07/1997]

 

Doellamae D. "TuTu" White, 88, of Salt Lake City, formerly of Kailua, died Jan. 26, 1997 at home. She was born in Provo Canyon, Utah. She is survived by sons Ernest A. III and Dr. Bruce D.; daughter Jill H. Lawson, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be on the mainland. Donations suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Parkinson Disease Association.

 

Frederick White, 72, of Honolulu died Dec. 15, 1997 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Frederick Jr.; brothers James and Edward, and sisters Luciana Havis, Mary Aki, Thelma Cross and Velma Kekona. No services.      [SB 23/12/2997]

 

George S.L. White, 78, of Kapaa, a retired Standard Oil Refinery warehouseman, died Wednesday Oct 22, 1997 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Gerek K. and Kamu White, Nelson M. Kane, and Henry K.  McShane; daughters Roseann K. Kon, Stephannie M. Poepoe, Malia Silva and Leioni White, sisters Frances K. Ohai and Blossom W. Kauanui; 25 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Oahu services: noon Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu. Call after 10 a.m.  Kauai services: noon Thursday at Kapaa Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Kauai Municipal Cemetery.    [SB 25/10/1997]Aloha attire.

 

Grace F. White, 95, of Portland, Ore., a teacher, died Wednesday May 21, 1997 in Albany, Ore. She served as president of the boards of the Honolulu YMCA and Honolulu branch of the American Association of University Women. Born in Lafayette, Ill., she is survived by husband Bruce E.; son Bruce H.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.     [SB  23/05/1997]

 

Laura A.H. White, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Public Utilities Commission employee, died Tuesday May 6, 1997 at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Douglas K.; daughters Stephanie Frye, Valerie W. Chun and Jeanne W.  Gunther; brother Leonard F. Ho; and six grandchildren. Private services.       [SB 13/05/1997]

 

Maryann White, 80, of Hilo, a retired beautician and seamstress, died March 30, 1997  in Hilo Hospital. Born in Meadowlands, Minn., she is survived by daughter Carolann Rose; hanai daughters Missyann and Teal Rose; mother Annette Jaglowski; brother Joseph Jaglowski; and sister Victoria Barry. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kilauea ward. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery, LDS section.  Casual attire.

 

Randall L. “Randy” White, 44, of Omao, Kauai, a carpenter, died Wednesday Oct 29, 1997 in Mahelona Hospital. Born in Long Beach, Calif., he is survived by mother Loyse Jordan; sister Victoria Estep; and brothers Mark, Chris, Bob, David, Ronald and John White and Philip Jordan. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at west side of Poipu Beach Park. Donations  suggested to Ka Ea Hou Hospice or Kauai Christian Fellowship.    [SB 01/11/1997]

 

Col. Richard A. White, 81, of Kailua, a retired U.S. Army colonel, died Sept. 20, 1997  in Tripler Army Hospital. He was born in New York. Survived by wife Armenia; sons Peter and Lt. Col. Richard A. Jr.; daughters Barbara Reynolds and Clarita Ramsey; 8 grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.  Donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association.   [SB 29/09/1997]

 

Bruce M. Whitesides, 74, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Army colonel, died Nov. 1, 1997   in Tripler Hospital. Born in Fort Benning, Ga., he is survived by wife Arlene; son Dallas E.; daughter Dale Chipchase; stepson John Young; stepdaughter Pamela Schlueter; and five grandchildren. Services with full military honors were held. In lieu of flowers, contributions to a favorite charity.     [SB 19/11/2997]

 

Patricia L. Whitfield, 64, of Honolulu died Saturday May 3, 1997 in Kaiser Hospital.  Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Michael and Tim; daughter Hoku; brother Edward Lake; sister Marion Boyd; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Inurnment: 8:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.      [SB 07/05/1997]

 

Philip “Kalaman” Whitney, 70, of Waianae, a janitor at Waianae High School, died last Thursday May 22, 1997 at home. Born in Hawaii, he is survived by sons Philip K., Francis K. and Alfred K.; daughters Cissy Abad, Gwendolyn P.  Abellana, Hattie Gaco, Marie L. Whitney and Phoebe Chong; brothers Soloman and John; sisters Annie Laimana, Hattie Whitney, Amy Cabral and Phoebe Aguiar; 23 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: Saturday 11 a.m. to noon at Sacred Heart Church, 85-876 Old Government Road, Waianae. Scattering of ashes: Lahilahi Beach Park.    [SB  29/05/1997]

 

Mary K. Whittley, 75, of Honolulu died Monday Nov 10, 1997 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Nahiku, Maui, she is survived by sons Saturnino Timbreza Jr., and James III, Vansen and Jesse Smith; daughters Eleanor Kauwenaole, and Linda Dudoit, and Shella and Shantel Whittley; brothers Robert “Bobby,” Theodore “Crabbie” and Andrew “Ala” Kaiwi; sisters Marie Kaiwi, Agnes  Uchiyama, Harriet “Darling” Storey and Ursula Yoshida; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 1:15 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.      [SB 12/11/1997]

 

John B. “Web” Wilbur, 63, of Aiea died Monday May 26, 1997 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Stockton, Calif., he is survived by wife Helen; son David; daughters Diane Turnbow, Susie Esperanza and Jan McAdams; brothers Herbert, Clarence, Donald and Albert; sisters Ruth Hill and Dorothy Berg; and six grandchildren. No services. Ashes to be scattered at sea.     [SB  30/05/1997]

 

 

Ernest H. Willers, who was Hawaii’s top veterinarian for 40 years, left a legacy of health and safety in the dairy, livestock and poultry industries and in the public health of residents today, his colleagues say. “He was very much a leader in the veterinary profession,” said Honolulu veterinarian Allen Miyahara. “He was a mentor to everyone in regulatory medicine, very astute.” Willers died May 23, 1997 at his Aina Haina home at the age of 90. He retired in 1972 after 40 years as territorial and state veterinarian. He was a founder of the Blue Cross Animal Hospital. The emphasis of his work with the Department of Agriculture was overseeing the meat-producing industries, but he also had an important impact on public health, said former public health veterinarian John Gooch. “For many years he was a one-man gang defending the anti-rabies quarantine. We are free from rabies because he was successful in defending it. He was instrumental in expanding meat and poultry inspection to all islands, so people knew local meat and poultry were from healthy animals slaughtered in a healthy manner,” said Gooch. Miyahara recited a litany of diseases found in island animals that were eradicated while Willers directed the state veterinary program.  They included anthrax, hemorrhagic shipping fever, black leg disease and anaplasmosis in cattle and brucellosis and hog cholera in pigs. “We had tuberculosis in our cattle. Hawaii was declared TB-free through his efforts and direction.” Gooch recalled an infection called “Molokai sick” that debilitated local beef cattle. Willers “was a bright guy with an inquiring mind.  He and his staff identified the cause: The cattle at certain times of the year were eating nothing but kiawe beans, and it sickened them. “Vets owe him a debt of gratitude too,” said Gooch. “He modernized the Veterinary Practice Act in the early 1950s, which established a way of licensing and monitoring veterinarians and resulted in an improvement in quality of veterinary service.”Willers, born in Seattle, graduated from the University of Washington Pullman School of Veterinary Medicine. He was honored as veterinarian of the year by the American Veterinary Association. He was a past exalted ruler of the Elks Club. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy B.; son Jon T.; daughters Lani D. Lofgren and Wendy W. Lagareta; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Elks Club. The family asks that contributions be made to the Hawaiian Humane Society in lieu of flowers.     [SB 31/05/1997]

 

HAROLD A. "BONES" WILLETT, 79, of Jeanerette, La., died Oct. 19, 2002. Born on Maui. Worked in the sugar industry in Hawai'i, Puerto Rico and Louisiana. Founder and director of Cameco Industries and Honiron Engineering in Louisiana. Survived by daughter, Mira Kotz; son, Steve; sister, Marguerite; brother, Richard; companion, Linda Delano; four grandchildren; great-grandchild. Service held. Arrangements by David Funeral Home, Jeanerette, La.   [Adv 29/10/2002]

 

Ethel W. Williams, 98, of Kailua died yesterday Jan 21, 1997 in Castle Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by nephew John Niderost; and grand-nieces Theola Niderost, Merle Kaahea, Bernice Wong, Sandra Sardinha, Sheila Miranda and Shirley Brown. Graveside service: 10:45 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations suggested to Easter Seals Foundation.   [SB 22/01/1997]

 

George E. Williams Sr., of Wahiawa, 76, a Pearl Harbor survivor who was retired from the Army and government and Hawaii Army National Guard service, died Tuesday Jan 7, 1997 in Wahiawa Hospital. He also worked for the sheriffs office, Honolulu Police Department and Oahu Railway and Land Company. He was born in Brazoria, Texas. Survived by wife Dorothy S.; sons George E. Jr. and Michael A.; daughters Martha A. Toler and Dora J.  Irvine, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. in Schofield Cemetery. Aloha attire.   [SB 13/01/1997]

 

Harold S. Williams, 74, of Kailua, a federal Public Works Center retiree, died Saturday May 17, 1997 in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Harold Jr. and Keith; daughter Lynn Locke; brother Jimmy; sister Eloise Kekona; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial service:  10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB  21/05/1997]

 

Irene M. Williams, 79, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired clerical worker for Lockheed Aircraft, died Tuesday Sep 16, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Minnesota, she is survived by daughter Gloria J. Sanner; sister Doris Ochoa; and a grandchild. No services.     [SB 18/09/1997]

 

Miki Williams, 76, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk with Liberty House, died May 2, 1997  in Honolulu. Born in Oita, Japan, she is survived by daughter Rita W.  Snyder; and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.      [SB 10/05/1997]

 

Paul A. Williams, 71, of Paradise Park, Keaau, Hawaii, a retired masonry contractor, died yesterday Oct 16, 1997 at home. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he is survived by companion Lois Lee; sons Paul A. Jr., Dennis and Charles; daughter Diane; brother Lee; sisters Mary Wiles, Mildred Locker and Betty Thomas; and nine grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2., Hilo. Casual attire.      [SB 17/10/1997]

 

Peggy H.O. “Marge” Williams, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired state respite care worker who formerly owned Windward Florist and AAA Employment Agency, died Wednesday Feb 19, 1997 at home. She was born in Kamuela, Hawaii. Survived by daughter Lori Siri; sons William, David and Woody; sisters Edith Yamamoto and Mae Ochi; ex-husband William; 5 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Service: 7 p.m. Thursday, Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of the ashes.

 

Sarah K. Williams, 74, of Kihei, Maui, died Feb. 24, 1997 in Kahului Hale Makua. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by sons Luis P., Jack K., Mitchell K., Abel K., Hank K., Miles K. and Jeremiah K.; daughters Charity N. Williams, Marsha L. Alvior, Eliza M.  Broadfoot, Joyce M. Kolowena, Yolanda P. Guy and Gaylene Donerson; brother Sam Namoku; 36 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Private service.

 

Marie J. Williamson, 74, of Honolulu, a volunteer coordinator for the  Muscular Dystrophy Association, died Wednesday Jul 2, 1997 in Tripler Army Hospital.  She was born in New York City. She is survived by husband Jim; daughters Kim Durbec and Trudi Cannon; son Jimmy; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Private services.     [SB 07/07/1997]

 

Florence H. Willis, 77, of Kailua-Kona died Monday Jan 20, 1997 at home. Born in Pennsylvania, she is survived by son Roy J.; daughter Bonnie R. Urso; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Service: 1 p.m. tomorrow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

 

Mae S. Wills, 81, an Elks Club and Punahou School retiree, died Sunday Feb 2, 1997 in the Maunalani Nursing Center. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband L. Ashby; sons Thomas and John M.; daughters Susan W. McKenzie and Barbara J. Wills; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild; sister C. Iris Soares; Memorial service: 6 p.m. Friday at Atherton Chapel, Central Union Church. Reception to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Central Union Church, St. Labre Indian School or the University of Hawaii.

 

Willis M. Willson, 84, of Honolulu, a member of the Military Order of the World Wars, died Monday Mar 10, 1997 in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Oklahoma, she is survived by son James; brothers Paul and Raymond Whitley; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fort DeRussy Chapel. Call from 9:30 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

 

Anne "Annie" Leimomi Wilmington, 95, of Wailuku, a Baldwin High School cafeteria manager, died Thursday Oct 10, 2002 in Hale Makua in Kahului. She was born in Makena, Maui. She is survived by son Edward; daughter Jo-Ann Thomas; brothers Samuel, Ernest and Frank Chang; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services to be held at a later date.     [SB 16/10/2002]

 

Bruce A. Wilson, 30, of Kula, Maui, a sales manager, died Sunday Sep 28, 1997 in Kula.  He also taught English in Japan and was a scuba instructor. Born in San Jose, Calif., he is survived by parents John and Donnette-Gene; and brother Sean E.T. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Lyons’ residence, 495 Kealaloa. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Seabury Hall Scholarship Fund.    [SB 01/10/1997]

 

Dorothy Wilson, 70, of Mountain View, Hawaii died Monday Aug 25, 1997 in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Herman and Harold; brothers Edward and William Pareisa; sisters Olivia Perreira, Mildred Graham and Agnes Gaylord, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Paoa. Call from 8 to 11 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.  [SB 28/08/1997]

 

June K. “Eunice” Wilson, 77, of Waianae died March 21, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in Kohala, Hawaii, she is survived by daughters Judith Hobbs and Martha P. Corn; sons Patrick Chong and Marcelino Pala Jr.; sisters Ali Lopez, Dinah Carlos and Kanani Palmer; brothers Sonny, Buddy, Eddie, Haines and Kennete “Honey Boy” Silva; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call 5-9 p.m. Casual attire.

 

Rose Y.K. Wilson, who was born in Kalihi, died March 20, 1997  in Castro Valley, Calif. She worked as a butcher in her parents’ store, and also as a saleslady at Hickam Air Force Base. She is survived by children Booker T. Jr., Frank A., Burnierose L. and Randall D.; siblings Sui Chong and Frank Kam and Emily Jones; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 7 p.m. today at Waimanalo Assembly of God Church, 91-941 Kalanianaole Highway. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Donations suggested to the church.

 

Philip Winchester  - Kalihi born and Kalihi raised, Philip Winchester spent much of his life helping the youth of his community. A coach, mentor and business owner, Winchester died Friday Jul 4, 1997 at home. He was 75. “He was ‘Coach,’ ” recalled daughter Denicia Trinidad. A young man with three small children, Winchester built a gym in the carport of his Kalihi home in 1948 and invited neighborhood kids to work out there, Trinidad said. The youth would use his handcrafted exercise equipment, and more important, have a safe place to gather and discover their self-worth, she said. And there was football. He coached the Kalihi Pop Warner “Bad News Bears” to a national championship in 1960 and was line coach for the Farrington High School football team from 1958 through 1963. One of his young charges— “Skippa” Diaz—went on to become the head football coach at Farrington and a role model for Kalihi youth in his own right. A 1939 Farrington graduate, Winchester also worked as a welder at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, was a 24-year employee of the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, and owned Winchester’s Chlorination Inc. He also was an avid bowler and tandem surfer. Last March, Winchester was honored with a personal message  from fellow Farrington alumnus, Gov. Ben Cayetano, lauding him for a “lifetime of achievement and service to others.” “You have truly been a distinguished and productive citizen of the state of Hawaii,” Cayetano wrote. Born in Honolulu, Winchester is survived by wife Ruth; daughters Sybil Blythe, Caroldean Mansfield and Denicia Trinidad; sons Gary and Jim; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Kaneohe. Service at 11:30 a.m. with burial at 1 p.m.     [SB 08/07/1997]

 

Paul D. Winter, 74, of Kailua, a contract furniture businessman, died Sunday Oct 18, 1997 in Castle Hospital. Born in Canada, he is survived by wife Margaret; sons Paul, Christopher and D. Bruce; daughter Andrea Bell; brother Vernon; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, Kailua. Call from 6 to 8 p.m. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Diabetes Association.    [SB 21/10/1997]

 

Clara A.H.A. Wise, 69, of Ewa Beach died Saturday Apr 26, 1997 in Kaiser Hospital.  Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son William “Bill”; daughters Claudette Castillo and Lei Harris; brothers William, John and August Andrade; sisters Philomena Clawson, Wina Awa and Margaret Enos; and six grandchildren.  Services: 1:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.    [SB 30/04/1997]

 

Diane P. Wisenberg, 42, of Kapolei, a dietician, died Friday Jan 24, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in Illinois, she is survived by husband Timothy J.; son Eric; daughters Autumn and Faith; parents John A. and Dolores Wenzel; brother John M. Wenzel; sister Linda M. Wenzel; and brother Stephen A. Wenzel. Service: 1 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly Church.  Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.   [SB 30/01/1997]

 

 

Leslie W. Wishard Jr., 71, of Waika, Hawaii, a retired construction superintendent for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died Sunday Jan 5, 1997 at home. Wishard, a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II, was a member of the 82nd Airborn Division. Born in Kapaau, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Leona A.; sons Steven L. and Harry D.; daughter Gilda L. Black; sisters Eleanor Sexton and Catherine Lowrey; and nine grandchildren. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday at Kalahikiola Congregational Church. Reception to follow at the family home in Waika, Hawaii. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society of the North Hawaii Hospice Inc.         [SB 08/01/1997]

 

Andy R. Wisler, 89, of Wahiawa, a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer and recipient of the Navy Cross and a retired transmitter technician with RCA, died March 8, 1997 at in Waihawa General Hospital. Born in Joshua, Mo., he is survived by wife Janet S.Y.; sons Andy Jr., William and Joseph; daughter Annette Edwards; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

 

George Witt Jr., also known as George Arthur Witt, 79, of Kailua, a U.S. Army veteran who served in the European Theatre and World War II, died Thursday Jan 2, 1997 in Castle Hospital. Born in Albany, N.Y., he is survived by son Peter M.; daughters Linn Alber and Jane Redmond; and three grandchildren. Private services.         [SB 08/01/1997]

 

Suzanne D. Witt, 71, of Kailua, a retired documentary officer with Bishop Estate, died Sept. 2, 1997  at home. Survived by sons Dean Jr. and Eric; daughters Ellen Carlos and Katherine Witt; brother Warren Duryea Jr.; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 104 Niuiki Circle, Nui Peninsula. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society or Therapy Dogs International, 88 Bartley Road, Flanders, NJ 07836.   [SB 10/091997]

 

Donald H. Wolbrink, 85, city planner and landscape architect, whose work included master-planning the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl and other major Hawaii projects, died Feb. 22, 1997 following surgery in Shelton, Wash. He will be buried in Punchbowl at a later date. Wolbrink came to Hawaii as a Navy officer in World War II. Later, he joined the first planning firm in Honolulu, which opened in 1947 as part of a nationwide network known as Harland Bartholomew & Associates. Its first functions here were to master-plan what now is the Waialae-Kahala residential area for Bishop Estate and also Kahului, Maui, for Alexander & Baldwin. For Campbell Estate, it drafted the original master plan for Campbell Industrial Park on the Ewa Plain and the new second city of Kapolei, which sprang up in recent years next to Campbell Industrial Park. After statehood, the same firm also helped draft Hawaii’s statewide Land Use Law. Wolbrink, longtime manager of the Honolulu office, continued the firm as Wolbrink & Associates from 1964 on and deactivated the firm in the late 1980s. In 1994, the American Planning Association, Campbell Estate, Gov. John Waihee and Mayor Frank Fasi showered commendations on Wolbrink at the annual Campbell Estate Koa Awards party. Wolbrink had a planning philosophy: “The joy of planning resembles the joy of cooking in terms of mixing the condiments together to get it just right,” he said. That same year, the Wolbrinks relocated to Shelton, Wash., for retirement, after 47 years in Hawaii. Born in Ganges, Mich., Wolbrink received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in landscape design from the University of Michigan. He was with the National Park Service from 1934 to 1941 and with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Missouri Valley from 1941 to 1944. He served on active duty with the Navy from 1944 to 1946. Later in 1946 and 1947, he represented Harland Bartholomew & Associates in Midwest cities as a field representative, moving to Hawaii later in 1947. In charge of all Hawaii work for Bartholomew & Associates, he also played a large role in developing master plans for all Navy activities on Oahu, also for Kwajalein and Midway and Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station. Wolbrink is survived by wife Florence S.; daughter Gretchen W. Bond; and three grandchildren. Donations in his name may be made to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

 

Adelina S. Wolf, 48, of Honolulu, a former teacher, died March 9, 1997 at home. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is survived by husband James R.; sons Edward W. and Jonathan C.; daughter Danielle R.; brothers Ferdinand and Joaquin Sagucio; sisters Flordelina Sagucio and Eliza Roamboa; and a grandchild. Service: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call 6-9:30 p.m. Cremation: March 28.

 

Evan L. Wolfe, 79, of Georgetown and formerly of Kailua, died May 21, 1997  at home. Born in Sulphur Grove, Ohio, he is survived by wife Marion A.; sons Christopher S. and Jonathon S.; daughters Wendy Maldonado and Holly E.  Wolfe; brother the Rev Eugene R.; sisters Helen Albertson and Ruth Holland; and six grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.    [SB  29/05/1997]

 

Clara C. Won, of Berkeley, Calif., who was born in Honolulu, died June 25, 1997  at home. She worked for American Brewing Co., C.Q. Yee Hop Cos. in Honolulu and Doe Library at University of California at Berkeley. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Dr. Peter and Byron D.; daughters Candace and Wendy Willa; and many sisters and brothers. Services: 11:30 a.m.  Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.  Donations suggested to On Lok, Senior Citizens for Independent Living Organization, 1333 Bush St., San Francisco 94109.     [SB 26/08/1997]

 

Ernest Y.L. Won, 63, of Honolulu, a Hawaii Newspaper Agency employee, died Tuesday Feb 25, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brothers Kenneth F.H. and Herbert K.L. Won; and sisters Anne F. Kong, Vernees N.M. Won, Betty S.Y. Yamamoto and Mildred S.H. Shimabukuro. Service: 11:45 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call from 9:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

Margaret C. Won, 97, of Honolulu died Jan. 20, 1997 in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born in Hawaii, Won has no survivors. Private services.

 

Claire A. Wond of Honolulu died Jan. 6, 1997 in Castle Hospital. Born in San Francisco, she is survived by daughter Carol Devenot; son James Leach; brother Curt Shoemaker; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the end of Hinalea Street in Waimanalo. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.     [SB 28/01/1997]

 

Ivan G. Uncle Pat Wond, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii State Hospital superintendent, died Monday Jan 13, 1997 in Maluhia Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons John W. Townsend, Herman L. and Ivan G. Wond, and Charles W. Scott; daughters Barbara M.K. Freitas and Shirley A. Aiu; brothers Milner and Edmund; sisters Rosemand Contas, Eloise Williams and Mary Young; 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.     [SB 17/01/1997]

 

Albert L. Wong, 71, of Wailuku, a construction laborer and taxi driver, died Sunday Sep 28, 1997 in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Mercedes L.; sons Albert K., Robert K., Warren, Calvin and Scott; daughters Barbara Hookano, Janet Duegan, Eunice Flores, Linda Hutchins and Tami Luka Wong; stepsons William and Loren Andrade; stepdaughters Darleen Gonsalves and Terry Andrade; sisters Emma Yoshimoto and Thelma Giovanni; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Oct. 11 at Kailua Pentecostal Church. Call from 8 to 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes.     [SB 03/10/1997]

 

Alice S.K. Wong, 95, of Honolulu, a retired school teacher, died Wednesday Jul 16, 1997 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Waialua, she is survived by daughter Judith W.  Kam; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Call 8:45-10 a.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Traditional Chinese services will be held. Entombment: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.      [SB 22/07/1997]

 

Barbara C. Wong, 72, of Honolulu died yesterday Feb 11, 1997 in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Henry K.K.; son Patrick; daughters Gloria Lau and Patti Maeda; sister Dorothy Ling; and four grandchildren. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Central Union Church. Aloha attire. No flowers.

 

Charles K.A. Wong, 79, of Waimanalo, a retired truck driver at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 2, died Monday Jul 14, 1997 in Castle Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Victory “Piilani”; daughter Murlene; sons Charles and Milton “Buddy”; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.    [SB 16/07/1997]

 

Sister Charles Miriam “Eleanor” Wong, 63, of Manoa died Sunday Dec 28, 1997 in St.  Francis Convent. She is survived by sisters Gloria Tamashiro, Patricia Mar, Rowena Tanaka and Edna Liu; brothers William, Harry and Allen, and hanai sister Beverly Akiona. Memorial services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Maria Lanakila Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Francis Convent, 2715 Pamoa Road. Burial: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Memorial Park.  Donations suggested to Sacred Hearts School Scholarship Fund, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761; Saint Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Rd., Honolulu, HI 96817, or Sisters of Saint Francis, 2715 Pamoa Rd., Honolulu, HI 96822.       [SB 30/12/2997]

 

Chiyoko M. Wong, 84, of Kahului, a cook for Wailuku Hongwanji, died Saturday Jan 25, 1997 in Hale Makua. Born in Puunene, Maui, she is survived by sons Abe and Wesley; daughters Louise Lee and Rose Saito; brothers Masao and Yukio Matsumoto; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Service over her ashes: 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at Wailuku Hongwanji.   [SB 31/01/1997]

 

Christopher H.F. Wong, 85, of Honolulu died April 21, 1997  in Straub Hospital.  Born on Maui, he is survived by wife Siu W. Services: noon tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.    [SB 30/04/1997]

 

Chung Kin Wong, 95, of Honolulu, principal and owner of Kong Chung School, died Jan. 29, 1997 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in China, he is survived by wife Hattie H.; sons Winston, Carrington and Creighton; daughter Vreneli Matsumoto; and 10 grandchildren. Buddhist service: 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Manoa Chinese Cemetery.

 

Dora L. Wong, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired Star Bulletin Printing Co. clerk, died Thursday May 22, 1997. She is survived by sons LeRoy K.S. and Dexter K.C., sister Kam L. Fong; and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Suggested donations to Hospice Hawaii-Hale Mana, 566 Papalani St., Kailua 96734.     [SB  23/05/1997]

 

Dorothy N. Wong, 68, of Honolulu, a retired dietitian at Leahi Hospital, died last Monday Jun 23 1997 in Straub Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by husband Alfred K.A.; son Deric; brother Walter Nakama; sisters Norma Amamoto, Helen Kozohara and Barbra Nakama. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Borthwick Mortuary. Call 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.  Aloha attire. No flowers.      [SB 30/06/1997]

 

Edith K.S.W. Wong, 94, of Pearl City died Nov. 2, 1997   in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Frances Y.L.  Chung, Victoria Trinidad and Lai Kin Abregana; sisters Beatrice Ching and Elizabeth Ching; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.      [SB 13/11/1997]

 

Edith L. Wong, 86, of Honolulu died Friday Dec 5, 1997 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Bertha Chun; son Hank; sister Jennie Chi; brothers Clarence, Raymond and Philip Luke; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary.  Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.     [SB 9/12/1997]     [SB 9/12/1997]

 

Eleanor C. Wong, 89, of Kaneohe died Friday Oct 10, 1997 in Ann Pearl Nursing Home.  She is survived by sons Gordon, Gilbert, Reginald, Roland and Clifford; brother Gabriel Chang; sisters Margaret Ching, Hazel Goo, Violet Lum and Harriet Sparks; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.      [SB 15/10/1997]

 

Ellen Char “Popo” Wong, 83, of Honolulu died Friday Nov 7, 1997. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Clarence P.; sons Kelvin W.Y., Kenneth W.G. and Norman W.Y.; brother Dr. Wai Sinn Char; sisters Kwai Lan Goo, Sally Ann Tom, Irene Tyau, Grace Wong and Kwai Sin Char; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.      [SB 12/11/1997]

 

Emma T.Y. Wong, 91, of Honolulu died Jan. 20, 1997 in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born on the Big Island. She is survived by sons Edward K.H., Robert L., Kai Yiu and George W.O.; daughters Marjorie W. Lee and Ruth Raffuse, 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Private services.

 

Ernest K.C. Wong, an insurance agent died in Kuakini Hospital Apr 1997. He is survived by wife Lynn M.; daughters Shari Martin, Marcia Somer and Teri Bennett; brothers Kenneth and Robert; and four grandchildren. Services over ashes: 11 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.   [01/05/1997]

 

Evelyn R. Wong, 80, of Nuuanu, a retired Honolulu Medical Group registered nurse, died Feb. 15, 1997 in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Ross M.K.; stepsons Heinie L.L. and Gordon M.K.; stepdaughters Veronica K. Davis and Lucy AnnK. Awai; 18 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. Service: noon Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Nuuanu Memorial Park. Reception to follow on the mortuary lanai.

 

Francis H. Wong, 88, of Aina Haina, formerly of Palama Settlement, a retired Pearl Harbor Shop 038 machinist, died Sunday Mar 2, 1997 at home. Born in Wailuku, he is survived by wife, Myrtle Wong; son Frederick; daughter Kailani; stepdaughter Sybil Bunda; brothers Thomas, Richard and Anthony; sisters Agness Kudzia, Lillian Nunes and Elizabeth Sing; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary.  Call from 6 p.m. Service: 10 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call from 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Francis K.F. Wong,89, of Honolulu, retired vice president of City Bank, died Nov. 9, 1997  in Honolulu. Born in Hawaii, he is survived by wife Edna, son Francis and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to charity. Private services.       [SB 27/11/2997]

 

Gary Wong, 61, of Honolulu, a security guard for the Ala Moana and Pacific Beach hotels,  died Monday Jan 6, 1997 in Straub Hospital. Wong also worked for the City and County Road Department. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Evangeline Ulu; brother RichardChubby; and sisters Helen Bee Kolona and Hattie DeLima. Service: 9:45 a.m.  Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.     [SB 10/01/1997]

 

George S.H. Wong, 88, of Honolulu, a retired car salesman with Universal Motors, died Nov. 28, 1997 in Castle Hospital. Born in Hanapepe, Kauai, he is survived by sons George, Donald, Leonard, John and Jeff; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Entombment: Diamond Head Memorial Park.  Casual attire. No flowers     [SB 06/12/1997]

 

Gilbert K.W. “Buck” Wong, 83, of Honolulu, a retired general contractor and developer, died Tuesday Jul 8, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brother Ivan; and sisters Beatrice Lee, Gladys Chow and Rose Wehr. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.        [SB 10/07/1997]

 

James H.L. Wong, 92, of Wahiawa, owner of Liberty Market for 15 years, died Oct. 20, 1997  in Wahiawa. Born in Waialua, he is survived by son Norman; sister Juliet Young; brothers Kenneth and Eugene; and three grandchildren.  Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.       [SB 28/10/1997]

 

Jayson T. Wong, 37, of Waipahu died Wednesday Aug 6, 1997 in Honolulu. He was a deputy sheriff for the state. He is survived by wife Beth Naomi; sons Jordan K.S., Jaron K.K. and Jansen K.K.; stepfather Clarence P. Lewis; mother Mary Anne Lewis; brothers Patrick M. Lewis and Christopher S.  Lewis, and sister Coryne L. Collinsworth. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.      [SB 11/08/1997]

 

Kai Chun Wong, 74, of Wahiawa died May 19, 1997  in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Psyche L.; sons Norman K.H.  and Bryan K.C.; brothers Robert, Kai Fong, Herbert and Eau Kai; sisters Margaret Chu, Alene Leong, Rose Chow, Betty Au, Lillian Fleuridas, Gladys Okamura, Phyllis Au and Mei Lan Hee. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.    [SB  29/05/1997]

 

Lai W. Wong, 76, of Honolulu, retired general sales manager of Schuman Carriage, died Monday Jul 21, 1997 in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Fannie; sons Sidney, Brian and Clayton; sister Lai Von; and a grandchild. Services: noon Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.       [SB 25/07/1997]

 

Leilani H. Wong, 72, of Honolulu, retired from Hertz Car Rental, died last Monday Dec 1, 1997 at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Lawrence; sons Larry Jr. and Robert; daughters Kathleen and Darlene; brothers Paul and Blas Agrabante Jr.; sisters Annie Dabolos, Mary Kido and Martha Ekimoto, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Maunakea Chapel. Call from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.    [SB 08/12/1997]

 

Leonard Dai Ying Wong, 77, of Honolulu, a banker and owner of Tai-Hing Company, Inc., died Dec. 27, 1997 in Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Irene; son Kendall; daughters Carolyn Ching, Georgia Wong and Beverly Lum; brother Kin Ming; sisters Sau Moi Goo, Sau Kum Chu, Sau Kin Chun, Sau Lin Yim, Sau Fun Lee and Leora Goong; and seven grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial will follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

 

Mabel “Choy Yin” Wong, 92, also known as Mrs. Tang Leong Wong, of Honolulu died March 10, 1997 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Eulalia Lum and Eugenia Kamigaki; four grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren. Call from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Eulogy: 11:15 a.m. Taoist services. Burial: Oahu Cemetery.

 

Mary Kam Wong, 93, of Aiea, a retired school teacher at Washington Intermediate, died Saturday Nov 8, 1997 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by brother David Kam; and companions Lisa Yee and Robert Pearson. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Call after 9 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.      [SB 12/11/1997]

 

Minnie H.M. Wong, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired Aloha Air Lines secretary, died Feb. 8, 1997 in Castle Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Stanley; son Stanford; daughters Maynette Wong and Janice Higa; brothers Charles and Wallace Hong; and sister Alice Chu. Service: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

Mon J.J. Wong, 75, of San Francisco died Friday Dec 5, 1997 in San Francisco. Born in China, he is survived by wife Annie H.; sister Lau F. Lee; and two brothers. Taoist services: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.       [SB 11/12/1997]

 

Ngan Hoon Wong, 92, of Honolulu died last Friday May 23, 1997 at home. Born in Hong Kong, she is survived by son Robert; daughter Shirley; sisters Fung Wah Wong and Oi Wah Lee; brother Wun Leong Chang; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Chinese Buddhist services: 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Burial: Manoa Chinese Cemetery.     [SB  30/05/1997]

 

Norman K.F. Wong, 63, of Honolulu, a retired meat cutter with Navy Commissary at Pearl Harbor, died Aug. 10, 1997  in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Aileen; sons Melvin and Kelvin; daughter Terri Miyasato; brothers Charles, Raymond and Henry; sisters Thelma Fong, Frances Young, Evelyn Chang and Mildred Liu; and three grandchildren.  Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.    [SB 20/08/1997]

 

PAUL "P.P." PUNG WONG, 88, of Kane'ohe, died Oct. 20, 2002. Born in He'eia. A retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter. Survived by wife, Marcellina; sons, Thomas and Jimmy; daughter, Mercedes Manalili and Jeanne Oliveira; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Valentine, Leonard, Scotty and Henry. Visitation 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Ann's Catholic Church; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.   [Adv 29/10/2002]

 

Ruby A.L. “Butchie” Wong, 59, of Aiea, a custodian at Leeward Community College and an employee in Liberty House’s housekeeping department, died March 14, 1997 at home.  She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Franklin W. Feary Jr. and Kyle I.  Wong; daughter Staciann Kali; father Franklin W. Feary Sr.; brother Rodney “Buddy” Feary, and four grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

 

Samuel T.Y. Wong, 80, of Honolulu, a retired building inspector for Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, died Saturday Sep 27, 1997 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Isabel C.; son Leonard K.S.; daughter Sandra W. Kitaura; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.     [SB 02/10/1997]

 

Shui I. Wong, 89, of Honolulu, former owner of Howard’s Jewelers and widow of Chip Tong Wong, died March 22, 1997  in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Skekki Canton, China, she is survived by sons Sun Yet and William K.C.; daughters Mildred Chang, Janet Char and Nora Chong; brothers Woon Cheng and Tim Chiang; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at United Church of Christ, 467 Judd St. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

 

Sung Wing Wong, 92, of Honolulu died Tuesday Feb 18, 1997 in Straub Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. Survived by wife Chock Jeng; son Wah Lun; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Service: 9 a.m. Wednesday, Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Cremation to follow. No flowers.

 

Terrence D. Wong, 57, of Honolulu, assistant dean of graduate school of the Union Institute of Cincinnati, Ohio, died April 18, 1997  in Honolulu. He was also former assistant dean and director of graduate studies of Marquette University of Milwaukee. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by parents Raymond Y.B. and Rose N.S.; brother Curtis; sister Sylvianne Young; and brothers Alton and Neal. Services: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mystical Rose Chapel at St. Louis High School. Aloha attire. No flowers.    [ SB 02/05/1997]

 

Thomas Wong, 58, of Honolulu, a retiree of Hawaiian Telephone Co., died Friday Jun 6, 1997 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Kohala, Hawaii, he is survived by son Jayson T.S.; daughter Coryne L. Wong-Collinsworth; brothers Fred, Lawrence and Robert; sisters Mabel Ah Loy, Maile Bartolome and Alice Yamasaki; and five grandchildren. Private services.     [SB 12/06/1997]

 

Wan Pang Wong, 84, of Honolulu died Friday Sep 12, 1997 in Liliha Health Care Center.  Born in China, she is survived by daughter Wai Ching Wong Au; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Cremation to follow.     [SB 18/09/1997]

 

William H. Wong, 77, of Honolulu, a retired cook for Hilton Hawaiian Village, died Saturday Nov 15, 1997 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Middleborough, Mass., he is survived by wife June; sons Raymond Wong and Franklin T.M. Lee; daughters Dora Lee-Dunn and Mary Ann Y.U. Hew; brother Herbert; sisters May Ling, Elizabeth Wong and Florence Chan; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: noon Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.  Call after 10 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.         [SB 21/11/2997]

 

Willie S. Wong,76, of Honolulu, a retired federal jet mechanic, died Dec. 9, 1997 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Oakland, Calif., he is survived by wife Ella L.; sons Wayne and William; daughters Wynlene Souza and Wynnona Yoshimura; brothers George and Henry; and seven grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m.  Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.     [SB 17/12/1997]

 

Yuk Quai Au Wong, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Public Works Center Upholstery Shop 92 and U.S. Navy Shipyard Shop 72 employee, died Sunday Mar 2, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in Kwong Tung, China, he is survived by son Benjamin Y.H.; daughter Carmen H.M. Tom; sister Mrs. Mildred Bow.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m.  Monday at Nuuanu Baptist Church. Call from 5:30 p.m. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park.

 

Yuk Sim Yim Wong, 95, of Honolulu died Monday Jul 21, 1997 at home. Born in  China, she is survived by son Henry Y.H.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Call 8-11 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Taoist services will be held. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.       [SB 25/07/1997]

 

Eunice S.T. Wong-Torres, 72, of Honolulu died Oct. 9, 1997  in Queen’s Hospital.  Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband George Torres; sons Greggory and Richard Leong and Darryle and L. Matthew Wong; brother Edwin Wong; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Sacred Hearts Church, 1701 Wilder Ave. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.    [SB 21/10/1997]

 

Roland M.J. Wongwai, 50, of Honolulu died Sunday Dec 21, 1997 in Honolulu. He was born in Longmont, Colo. He is survived by wife Leonore; sons Raymond and Keoni; mother Edith, and brothers George and William. Services: 10 a.m.  Wednesday at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Call Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii for information.       [SB 25/12/2997]

 

Edward T.C. Woo, 64, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Navy communication supervisor, died Friday Nov 14, 1997 in Straub Hospital. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, he is survived by wife Janet H.; son Darryl L.; daughters Toshihiro Suzuki, Kristl T. Woo and Michele T. Nakamura; brothers George I.S. Kim, Pong Ne Park and Paul Woo; sisters Grace Ramos, Irene Kim, Soo Ne Apilado, Margaret Duncan, Janet P.S. Sinn and Marjorie Orr; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.        [SB 20/11/2997]

 

Josephine R. Woo, 84, of Hawaii died Thursday Jan 30, 1997 in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Vivian Kalua; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mass: noon tomorrow at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Call after

10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

 

Bill Wood  - A memorial service will be held for Bill Wood, longtime editor of Hawaii Business magazine, at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Thurston Chapel of Punahou School. A private burial will take place later on the Big Island. Wood died of cancer Oct. 22, 1997. He was 66. His career also included founding what is known today as Island Business Magazine. He also served the Wall Street Journal as its Hawaii correspondent. He was one of the first recipients of the Media Person of the Year award given by the Hawaii Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. “Bill was certainly highly respected not only for his thoroughness in reporting and researching his articles but also because of his understanding of business and financially related issues and his abilities to put those stories into perspective for the readers,” said Stafford Kiguchi, chapter president. “He’ll certainly be missed.” Born in Costa Mesa, Calif., he earned a master’s in journalism at Stanford University after returning from service as an Army officer in Germany. In the late 1950s, he took a position with the San  Francisco bureau of the Wall Street Journal. June 1972 found him in Hawaii, where he worked briefly for a Japanese business magazine called Economic Salon. He joined Hawaii Business magazine that fall as an associate editor, becoming its editor in October 1973. Wood left Hawaii Business in early 1981 to found the Hawaii Real Estate Investor, a monthly tabloid for out-of-state readers and investors. Honolulu Publishing Co. purchased the tabloid in 1984, changing the name to Hawaii Investor, keeping Wood on as an editor and writer. The publication later became Island Business. Wood left Honolulu Publishing in 1992 to write books. Wood is survived by former wife Carol; sons Brian and Chris; daughters Hillary Wood-Chan and Alexandra Holgersen; and two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Scholarship/Internship Fund, P.O. Box 3141, Honolulu 96802.        [SB 31/10/1997]

 

James L. Wood, 77, of Honolulu, a retired civilian worker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Nov. 24, 1997. He was born in Blountstown, Fla. Survived by daughter Audrey Rushforth; brother Charlie; sisters Minne Stone, Lee Whittington, Kate Kilbourn, Bessie Goff and Jewel Dykes, and a granddaughter. Service: 7 p.m. tomorrow at St. Mark Luther an Church in Kaneohe, call after 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.   [SB 01/12/1997]

 

Randall R. Woods, 44, of Honolulu, a carpenter, died Monday Feb 17, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in  Pendleton, Ore., he is survived by partner Gene T. Okita; father Melvin R.; and brothers Gary P. Woods and Ralph Perigny. Service: 4:30 p.m. today at the Woods-Okita home.  No flowers.

 

Earl D. Woody, 71, of Honolulu, a Plastic Fabrication Co. co-owner, died Tuesday Mar 18, 1997 in Honolulu. Born in Missouri, he is survived by wife Betty; sons Rod, Chris and Earl Jr., daughter Tina Johnson; sisters Patsy Burrell, Opal McDaniel and Doris Jean Poston; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside service: 11:30 a.m.  Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

 

Jeanette M. Wooten-Hoffman, 53, of Kahului died Saturday Apr 19, 1997 in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Wailuku, she is survived by husband Ed Hoffman; mother Blanche S. Kosaka; son Jeffrey Wooten; brothers Leroy and Donald Kosaka; and sisters Ruth Jones and Claire Kawamura. Services over ashes: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.  [SB 22/04/1997]

 

Mika Worker, 29, of Kaneohe died Sept. 27, 1997  at home. Born in Okinawa, Japan, she is survived by husband Sgt. Erick D.; son Levin Keito; parents Keicho and Yoshiko Kawahira; brothers Shigemasa and Megumu Kawahira; and sister Chiemi Kuwae. Private services.     [SB 07/10/1997]

 

Virginia L. Worley, 91, of Honolulu, a former Association of Childhood Eduction, Hawaii Branch president and school teacher, died Monday, Mar 17, 1997 at home. Born in Chicago, she has no known survivors. Service: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Holy Nativity.  No flowers. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Joy “Judith” Worobe, 63, of Pearl City, former chairwoman of the Governor’s Advisory Board on Veterans Services, died Thursday Oct 2, 1997 in South Paris, Maine. Worobe served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. She was the first woman elected as commander of the Disabled American Veterans, Department of Hawaii. She was medical director of an experimental preschool in the governor’s office and assistant for family planning. She was also a nursing instructor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Hawaii Loa College. At Kaiser Hospital she worked as an adolescent program specialist, community health nurse, pediatric nurse practitioner and advice nurse. Born in Chicago, she is survived by husband Donald J.; son James A.; daughter Miriam Trevino; and five grandchildren. Services on the mainland.     [SB 07/10/1997]

 

Mary M. Wright, 52, of Honolulu, a former worker with the city Parks Department, died Thursday Mar 27, 1997 in Malama Ohana. Born in Pittsburgh, she is survived by sons Allen M.  and Earle J.; daughter E. Malia; father Robert A. Montgomery; sisters Kathleen A. Buck and Sheryl E. Montgomery; and brothers Robert L. and Scott A. Montgomery. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

 

 

Norman Joseph Wright was employed as a publisher’s marketing manager but it was his second career as an actor that he loved best. He kept a resume of every movie, television and stage experience over a 30-year span.  They included parts in World War II performances starring theater giants Maurice Evans and Judith Anderson and roles in several “Hawaii Five-0” episodes. Wright died in Honolulu Oct. 28, 1997  at the age of 79. He had acted in Honolulu Community Theatre productions for 30 years and continued as its historian long after he gave up the stage.  The organization, now called Diamond Head Theatre, applauded his 50 years of dedication in 1990 by selecting him as one of the first five people for its Hall of Fame. The Hawaii State Theater Council gave him the 1987 Pierre Bowman Award for his contribution to local theater. “He went back practically to the beginning” of the community theater, said Helen Topham, actress and former University of Hawaii drama professor.  In post-World War II days, Wright was one of the four people who ran the volunteer theater. His last local stage appearance was in the role of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas in a 1969 production of “Dylan.” He had bit parts in movies including “The Devil at Four O’Clock,” “Twilight of the Gods” and “From Here to Eternity,” and in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie “Inherit the Wind.” “He came out here to get involved in acting,” said Nini Dinmore, a family friend. “It was his main interest and his hobby, although he didn’t earn his living that way. There were a lot of people he met playing bit parts, and stayed good friends with and stayed in contact.” Wright retired in 1983 as international sales manager with University of Hawaii Press. He started with East-West Center Press before it merged with UH Press and formerly was the Pacific-Asia representative with Feffer and Simons book distributors. Royden Muranaka of UH Press said: “He did a lot of traveling throughout Asia and the Pacific. It was hard after the war, and he got along well, made good friends with Asians. Now I go on those trips 25 years later, they all remember him and ask about him.”  Wright was born in Newport, Pa. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by a hanai brother, Richard Dinmore; and five godchildren. A private burial service will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.  The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. Francis Hospice or Diamond Head Theatre.      [SB 06/11/1997]

 

Tyson J. Wroten, 50, of Honolulu, a wallpaper installer, died May 7, 1997  in Honolulu. Born in Delaware, he is survived by mother Anna; sisters June, Joan and Bridgette; and brothers Edgar and Jake. Memorial service: 11:30 a.m. May 25. Call 528-3441 for location. Potluck to follow. Casual attire.   [SB  17/05/1997]

 

Guan De Wu, 79, of Honolulu died Tuesday Jul 29, 1997 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Feng Qin Cheng; sons Guo Hui, Guo Quon and Guo Keng; sisters So Kuan W. Gan, Jian Ping W. Feng and Xiao Ping W. Cheng; brother Sun Chao, and 12 grandchildren. Call from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services will be held. Burial: Valley of the Temples.       [SB 04/08/1997]

 

Lawrence Y.O. Wun, 86, of Honolulu died July 14, 1997  in Queen’s Hospital.  Born in Canton, China, he is survived by wife Sadie S.Y.; sons Ronald M.G.  and Randall M.F.; daughters Patricia Y.S. Ling and Jean L.S. Mar; brothers William, Harry, Herbert, Francis and Richard; sisters Leatrice Grubb, Mildred Hue and Sybil Hokama; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Private services.     [SB 30/07/1997]

 

Mary O. Wylley, 95, of Honolulu died Sunday Jul 20, 1997 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born in California, she is survived by sons Robert and Richard; sisters Juliet Krauss and Myrthe Visniski; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Mass: 5 p.m. Friday at St.  Augustine Church, Waikiki. Aloha attire. No flowers.   [SB 23/07/1997]