Honolulu Advertiser & Star-Bulletin Obituaries

January 1 - December 31,  2002

 

 

 

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Anna Vaatainen, 95, of Honolulu, a retired chief court reporter for the government of Finland, died Feb. 14, 2002 in Honolulu. She was born in Finland. She is survived by daughter Christina Barlund, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at the Elks Club, Waikiki. Aloha attire.   [SB 23/2/2002]

 

The Rev. Sione Amelali Vaha'i, 53, of Tonga, formerly of Maui, a Methodist minister, died Sunday Sep 29, 2002 in Kahului. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Simoa and sons Mosese and Tevita. Visitation: 5-11 p.m. Friday at Family Life Center in Kahului. Burial to take place in Tonga.    [SB 02/10/2002]

 

HIN KAN VAI, 90, of Honolulu, died July 8, 2002. Born in Shanghai, China. Survived by son, Soa Lung Ngai; daughters, Helen Wu, Mee Ying Lee and Mee Tai Ngai; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild. Visitation noon to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary; service 1:30 p.m.; burial 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.     [Adv 18/7/2002]

 

GREGORY JAMES VAINOWSKI, 64, of Kihe'i, died April 27, 2002. Born in Chicago, Ill. A self-employed construction consultant and mechanical engineer. Survived by wife, Helga; sons, James, William and Gerald; daughter, Linda Marguardt; sister, Diane Gorski; nine grandchildren. Service 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.  [Adv 5/5/2002]

 

GABRIEL RAZIEL KOALI'I VALDERAMA , infant son of Leilani and Dominic Valderama, died Aug. 27, 2002. Also survived by sister, Sabrae; grandparents, Kathleen Taylor and Tului Tiapula; grandmother, Francesca Ocasio. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. today at Marine Corps Base Hawai'i Chapel. Burial 11 a.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.    [Adv 6/9/2002]

 

CORNELIO MORALES VALDEZ, 80, of Waipahu, died Sept. 23, 2002. Born in Pugaro, Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired from Ralph Inouye Construction Company. Survived by wife, Eufemia; son, Edward; daughters, Warlita Andres and Rose Mary Atiburcio; brother, Leonicio Sr.; a grandson. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Tuesday; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.   [Adv 05/10/2002]

 

EULALIA "ULA" A. VALDEZ, 82, of Wahiawa, died Oct. 29, 2002. Born in Candon, Iloco Sur, Province Luzon Island, Philippines. A chambermaid retired from Outrigger East Hotel. Survived by daughter-in-law, Gwen; caregivers, Annette Moanananu and Violet Ahia; sons, Catalino Jr., Andrew and Edward; daughter, Myrna Luigi; grandson, Patrick Valdez; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; prayer service 9:15 a.m.; burial 10 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.   [Adv 02/11/2002]

 

Modesta "Itang" Torrejos Valdez, 88, of Holualoa, Kona, a homemaker, died yesterday Sep 25, 2002 in the Philippines. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Hernanita and Ester Valdez and Editha Ruelan; son Antonio; hanai daughter Edelita; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. No local services. Condolences may be sent to Ester Valdez, P.O. Box 1696, Kealakekua, HI 96750.   [SB 26/9/2002]

 

OSMUNDO GACOTON VALDEZ of Kamiloloa, Moloka'i, died Aug. 30, 2002. Born in Candon, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by wife, Sarah; daughter, Florence Kodama; six grandchildren. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday at the Domingo resident, Lot #9, Kamehameha 5 Highway, Kamiloloa, Moloka'i. Scattering of ashes to follow. Arrangements by Molokai Mortuary.      [Adv 5/9/2002]

 

TEOFILO VALDEZ SR., 77, of Wai'anae, died Sept. 16, 2002. Born in Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Survived by wife, Rosina; sons, Teofilo Jr., Rodrigo, Gregorio, Pedrolando, Feleciano and Reynaldo; daughters, Christina Lopez and Evelyn Nagtalon; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Celia Villa. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the chapel; service noon; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.       [Adv 24/9/2002]

 

SARAH J. VALENTE, 58, of Temecula, Calif., died Nov. 4, 2002. Born in Shreveport, La. She taught English at Wai'anae High School for 26 years. Survived by husband, Edward; daughter, Jessica Machado. Service 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.    [Adv 17/11/2002]

 

HAZEL "MAMA" VALENTI, 75, of Honolulu, died May 14, 2002. Born in New Mexico. Former wife of Steamboat "Pops" Mokuahi Jr. Survived by son, Edward; three grandsons. Service and scattering of ashes 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday fronting the Outrigger Hotel. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.    [Adv 22/5/2002]

 

Orlando Valentin  -Orlando and Pat Valentin were successful business owners and entertainers in the days when many Filipinos were struggling for respect in Hawai'i'. The duo founded Pearl of the Orient Dance Co. in 1960 as a family venture and performed regularly in Waikiki for years. The Valentins also performed at many festivals and instilled cultural and ethnic pride in generations of Filipinos. Orlando Valentin, retired director of the dance company, died Friday in Honolulu. He was 80. Roland Casamina, president of the Filipino Community Center and House of Finance, said Pearl of the Orient gave local Filipinos something to be proud about. "In those days the majority of the Filipinos were still the laborers, the plantation workers, janitors," Casamina said. "For us to have an organized show like this showcasing our culture in the middle of Waikiki strip, we were very proud. It was really an accomplishment." Valentin was born in the Philippines Aug. 19, 1921, and his family moved to Hawai'i when he was 3. He graduated from McKinley High School and attended the University of Hawai'i and the University of the Philippines. Orlando and Priscilla "Pat" Valentin married in 1947. The couple had three daughters, all of whom played integral roles in the formation of Pearl of the Orient. Pat Valentin taught the girls the tinikling (bamboo) dance and the children captured first place in a dance contest. After a visit by the renowned Bayanihan Philippine Dance Co. to Hawai'i, Pat Valentin decided to go to the Philippines and do research in dance. The original Pearl of the Orient consisted of the girls and immediate family members. Orlando Valentin was master of ceremonies at all performances. In 1961, the year-old folk dance troupe began a regular "A Night in the Philippines" show in the Monarch Room of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. That gig lasted for more than 10 years. "Normally if you have a show, it's one or two weeks. But this is in years," Casamina said. "Obviously the reason was it's authenticity and professionalism that they presented." Pat Valentin said her husband at first hesitated at being part of the performances. But she said if he didn't agree to being the emcee that the show would not have gone on. "I told him that was the deal. I would not do it any other way," she said. "He started out very slow. He was very, very shy. His mother couldn't even make him dance." Regina Gonzalez said her father was a very understanding and loving man. "He was very understanding and patient because his women in his family life were very demanding women," she said. "He had three of us plus my mother and he loved all of us equally and unconditionally." The Valentins retired from the troupe in 1991, but remained active as directors and consultants. In 1993, the two were honored by Manila's Mayor Jose Atienza with the Cultural Nationalism Award. Valentin is survived by his wife, Priscilla "Pat"; daughters, Regina Gonzalez, Charlene Botello and Rolanda Reese; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his brother Adelino. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; Mass is at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Burial is at 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.     [Adv 13/8/2002]

 

RICHARD "BIG RICHARD" VALES SR., 61, of Honolulu, died May 14, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired City and County of Honolulu road supervisor. Survived by wife, Valerie; daughters, Sharon, Judy, Janet, Emma, Linda, Juliana and Cynthia "Keaniani"; sons, Richard Jr., Joseph and Michael; sisters, May Villacruze and Juliana Oliveira; hanai mother, Marie Schnardthorst; 24 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. June 3 at Kaumakapili Church. No flowers. Casual attire.      [Adv 26, 5/2002]

 

Orlando Pandaraoan Valentin, 80, of Honolulu, a Pearl of the Orient Dance Co. director, died Friday Aug 9,2002 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Priscilla "Pat"; daughters Regina Gonzalez, Charlene Botello and Rolanda Reese; brother Adelino; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Mass: 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.     [SB 13/8/2002]

 

Janet Van Valey, 68, of Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaii, a retired registered nurse, died Monday Jan 14, 2002 at home. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by son John Holmes; daughters Laura Leigh, Lindsey Nyguen and Marion Reeves; and seven grandchildren. Services on the mainland.       [SB 17/1/2002]

 

JAMES DOUGLAS VALITE-ANDERSEN, 53, of Honolulu, died Sept. 4, 2002. Vice president, systems engineering, Bank of Hawaii. Survived by wife, Arlinda; sons, Nicholas and Gregory; brother, John; sister, Gerry. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; memorial service 6:30 p.m.    [Adv 9//9/2002]

 

 

RICHARD C. VALLEJOS, 69, of Honolulu, died April 28, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Art teacher at Chaminade College and Waipahu Intermediate School; and has three of his works in the permanent collection, Honolulu Academy of Arts. Survived by companion, Stephanie Koike; brothers, Tony Magsanay and Val; sisters, Philomina Bungato and Ingracia "Grace" Awong. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. No flowers. aloha attire.    [Adv 22/5/2002]

 

CIPRIANO ACIDO VALLENTE, 90, of Honoka'a, Hawai'i, died Oct. 22, 2002. Born in Banban, Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A retired supervisor for the former Hamakua Sugar Plantation. Survived by sons, Douglas and Alan Vallente and Ralph Cordoban; daughters, Frances "Grama Epps" Epenesa and Carman Alfiler; brother, Floricendo; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Honoka'a Methodist Church; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Honoka'a County Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.   [Adv 30/10/2002]

 

JAMES VALLESE, 76, of Honolulu, died Jan. 21, 2002. Born in Follansbee, W.Va. Survived by son, James; daughter, Joanne Lalama; brothers, Adolf, Joseph and Angelo; sister, Rose Allega; two grandchildren. Committal service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.   [Adv 1/3/2002]

 

DOROTHY FAYE VALPOON, 80, of Waipahu, formerly of El Cerrito, Calif., died March 13, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Survived by sons, Clyde, Ryan and Kyle; daughter, Brenda Griep; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Hilda Chong; friend, Beatrice Liborio. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.     [Adv 16/3/2002]

 

ROBERT WINTER VALUE, 80, of Honolulu, died Dec. 12, 2002. Retired newspaper owner and advertising/sales executive; an University of California multi-sport star, and state track recordholder. Survived by wife, Joan; brother, Richard; daughters, Suzanne Gilbert, Kimberlee Kirk and Jennifer Brooks; stepdaughter, Selene Mercereau; sons, Bruce and Kirk; eight grandchildren. Funeral arrangements pending. Donations to The Alzheimer's Association of Hawai'i. Cremation arrangements by Bunker Family Funeral Service, Mesa, Ariz.     [Adv 10/012003]

 

Sepronio "Rudy" Viejo Valuroso, 76, of Vallejo, Calif., retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital, died Aug. 9, 2002 at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by son Glenn, daughters Pamela Herrera and Patricia Sailor, brothers Maurice and Joseph, sisters Angelina Jarvis and Nancy Vierra and 10 grandchildren. Services held in California.      [SB 16/10/2002]

 

EUGENE VAMOSI, 84, of Lahaina, Maui, formerly of Chicago, died Aug. 16, 2002. A template maker for Wenagle Steel Co. Survived by wife, Ethel; sons, Robert and David; daughter, Paula Kennedy; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Private service. Burial at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery in Kane'ohe, O'ahu. Arrangements by Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary.    [Adv 25/8/2002]

 

HOPE MERRALL VANDENBOS, 83, of San Mateo, Calif., died July 6, 2002. Born in Berkeley, Calif. Avid golfer at Oahu Country Club. Survived by children, Patricia "Patti" McGeehon and Heidi McMorrow; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Willard Merrall. Service held in California.    [Adv 28/7/2002]

 

James Brent VanderVort, 51, of Hilo, a retired musician, died Sept. 11, 2002 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in West Virginia. He is survived by mother Patricia and sons Josh I., James J. and Wade B. Private services.    [SB 26/9/2002]

 

TIEN VAN TRAN, 92, of Honolulu, died Oct. 14, 2002. Born in China. Survived by six grandsons and five great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery chapel; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

 

OUTH VANXAY, 39, of Honolulu, died Oct. 5, 2002. Born in Laos. Survived by wife, Phuanghet; son, David. Visitation 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; Laotian service; cremation to follow.     [Adv 09/10/2002]

 

Carl Edward Vasconcellos, 47, of Kailua-Kona, a tile setter and a yard maintenance man, died Sept. 3, 2002 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Scarlett M., mother Elsie L. and sister Sherill Passos. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Honokohau Harbor fuel dock in Kona. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.     [SB 12/9/2002]

 

HAZEL HARUKO VASCONCELLOS , 83, of Waimanalo, died July 6, 2002. Born in Holualoa, Hawai'i. Survived by son, Robert; daughter, Patricia Kort; four grandchildren; sister, Hatsuyo Higa. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Private burial. No flowers; donations to Alzheimer's Association of Hawai'i.      [Adv 10/7/2002]

 

JOHN VASCONCELLOS JR ., 65, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died Aug. 10, 2002. Born in Puna, Hawai'i. Retired coffee picker. Survived by sons, Shane, John "Skipper," Keola and Kekoa; daughters, Shawn Humphers, Terri Cabreros, Hope Morehouse, Tracy Diment and Kala'e; father, John Sr.; brother, Patrick; sisters, Maria Kaiawe, Tania Kaiawe and Geraldine Valdez; 20 grandchildren; great-grandchild. Visitation 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at Coconut Island, Hilo; service 2 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.        [Adv 17/8/2002]

 

JOHN VASCONCELLOS SR. , 86, of Kalaoa, Kona, Hawai'i, died Aug. 18. 2002. Born in Pa'aulio, Hawai'i. Retired welder with Hilo Iron Works. Survived by son, Patrick; daughters, Maria and Tania Kaiawe and Geraldine Akiona; brother, Danny; sisters, Connie and Gussie Morgado; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Service 11 a.m. tomorrow at Old Kona Airport by the beach; potluck gathering. Inurnment at a later date. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.       [Adv 24/8/2002]

 

DEBRA SUSAN VASILASH , 48, of Kapolei, died June 23, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A word processor for Ernst & Young. Survived by husband, Daniel; daughter, Burgandie Onekea; father, James Alcover; brothers, Burchell and Derwin Alcover; sisters, Roxann Alcover and Jaymie Naauao; two grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service over ashes 7 p.m. No flowers.     [Adv 27/6/2002]

 

Florence S.Y. Vaughan, 78, of Oviedo, Fla., a homemaker, died Thursday April 4, 2002 in Winter Park Memorial Hospital in Florida. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Dudley, Gary and George; daughter Barbara King; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aloha Trans. Fund, 1161 Kewalo St., Honolulu 96822. Out-of-state services.   [SB 6/4/2002]

 

VICTORIA ELIZABETH VAVOULIS, 87, of Honolulu, died Dec. 31, 2002. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. A retired French language teacher. Survived by husband, George; son, Don. Private service held. Donations may be made to Hospice Hawai'i. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.     [Adv 08/01/2003]

 

MELE ALOFAKI LOLO VEA , 77, of Waimanalo, died April 9, 2002. Born in Ha'apai, Tonga. Survived by children, Simaile, Sioeli "Joel" Lolo, Sela Finau, Mele Ulukau, Ilaiasi Manumanu, Takaimofae, Toakae Kaufusi, Veini Emelio, Mele Si'i and Tyrel Lolo; 25 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers; three sisters. Visitation and Tongan service 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church. Visitation and Tongan service also 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. White flowers only.   [Adv 19/4/2002]

 

OLIVIA FILIAPULOTU VEA, 54, of Honolulu, died Feb. 20, 2002. Born in Tonga. Survived by husband, Viliami "Pila"; sons, Tongaleva and Sifa; daughter, Olivia; six grandchildren; sisters, Sulia Kite and Salome Fehoko; brothers, Sione, Peni, Pita, Manumanu and Taani Pepa. Visitation 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Honolulu West Stake, Kalihi Ward, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.   [Adv 24/2/2002]

 

THE REV. SIOSAIA FEHOKO VEA, 61, of Honolulu, died April 14, 2002. Born in Tonga. Owner of Vea's Hawaii Services. Survived by wife, Litia; sons, Peter, David and Tony; daughters, Sosetina, Patricia, Taina, Sela, Sosefina, Marina, Michelle, Joy, Tino and Sela ; 39 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Rev. Loloma, Sionehafoka, Simi, Saia, and Rev. Sione Ulufonua; sisters, Elenoa, Ulinise and Ana. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park.   [Adv 17/4/2002]

 

SUPREANA ULULANI VEAL, 43, of Wahiawa, died Feb. 25, 2002. Born in Wai'anae. Survived by son, Jamie Jr.; daughter, Laquandra Simkins; brothers, Mariano Balcita, Pedro Maynes Jr. and Robin Maynes; sisters, Doreen, Erlinda Spragling, Evalani Kainoa and Norine Punahele. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary.    [Adv 18/3/2002]

 

MANUEL JESSE VEGAS, 74, of Wai'anae, formerly of Fremont, Calif., died Oct. 18, 2002. Born in San Francisco. A retired truck driver. Survived by sons, Manuel Vegas Jr. and Leroy Hudson; daughters, Sherri Vegas, Patricia Tanon and Nancy Sahni; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Bobby and Benjamin; sister, Virginia Garzon. Private service held. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.    [Adv 24/10/2002]

 

Lauro "Larry" Vela, 60, of Waipahu, a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Army, died Monday Jan 28, 2002 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Robstown, Texas. He is survived by wife Nora, son Tony Preston, daughters Luwanna Oldham and Lori Lambeth, brother Geronimo and three grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Schofield Barracks, Main Chapel, enter through McNair Gate. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Schofield Barracks Cemetery. No flowers.       [SB 1/2/2002]

 

CALVIN DENNIS VELASCO, 46, of Wai'anae, died April 21, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by mother, Dorothy; sisters, Yvonne Lum, Charlotte Meshane, Olga-Jean Doi and Lori-Ann; brothers, Norman Velasco, Clifford Velasco, Clayton Thoma and Curtis Noble. Visitation 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.  [Adv 2/5/2002]

 

MATILDA "MATTIE" GOROSPE VELASCO, 77, of Mililani, died Dec. 30, 2002. Born in Pahala, Hawai'i. Retired federal secretary. Survived by sons, Max Jr., Gordon and Van; daughter, Lynn Dower-Green; brothers, Nestor "Pat," Benidicto "Ben," Guillermo "Andy" and Jose "Bull" Gorospe; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Apostle and Evangelist Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary.    [Adv 13/01/2003]

 

VICKY CIELO VELASCO, 49, of Wai'anae, died March 28, 2002. Born in Balaoang, Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines. Employed at American Linen. Survived by husband, Artemio; daughters, Gina and Zendy; mother, Flora Cielo; brothers, Benjamin and Wilson Cielo; sisters, Irene Sudaria, Nilda Amoroso, Angela Salinas and Gerly Canaveral. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 11:15 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.   [Adv 14/4/2002]

 

DOROTHY VELLA, 83, of Honolulu, died April 1, 2002. Born in Cleveland. An associate professor of the University of Hawai'i-Manoa English Department. Survived by sons, Eric and Paul. Service 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai'i-Manoa. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.      [Adv 5/4/2002]

 

ERNEST LUCHENA VENIEGAS SR., 90, of Honolulu, died Nov. 20, 2002. A retired self-employed tattoo artist. Survived by wife, Anna; son, Ernest Jr.; daughters, Yolanda Veniegas, Cindy Hamilton, Irene Tateishi and Aileen Alama; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Camillo. Visitation from 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.    [Adv 23/11/2002]

 

ALICE CLEMENT VENTURA , 86, of Kailua, died Sept. 24, 2002. Born in 'Ele'ele, Kaua'i. A housewife. Survived by husband, Frank; sons, Melvin and James; brother, Caesar Clement; sisters, Flora Mobaldi and Agnes Murdaugh; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church; service 10:30 a..m; Visitation also 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo, Kaua'i; Mass 11 a.m.; burial to follow at the church cemetery. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary and Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.     [Adv 26/9/2002]

 

ANNA MARIE VENTURA, 44, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died June 23, 2002. Born in Hilo. A homemaker and member of New Hope Christian Fellowship. Survived by son, IsaacVon Mangauil; daughters, TrinityAnn Mangauil, StephanieMarie Mangauil and Justina "Noeau" Sharpe; father, Matthew "Mackey" Medeiros; stepfather, Emelio Acia Sr.; brother, Milton Ventura Jr.; sisters, Ida Grace, Katherine Oberg, BettyJane "Wendy" Ahnee and Vyonne Alip; nine grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. today at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 10 a.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire.     [Adv 29/6/2002]

 

NARCISO SAMBRANO VER, 96, of Kealia, Kaua'i, died Nov. 30, 2002. Born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, Kaua'i, cafeteria manager; formerly with The Queen's Medical Center, Honolulu; former Kaua'i Outstanding Male Senior Citizen of the Year; charter member, Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union; first president and first unit president, respectively, of Mahelona Hospital Employee's Association and Mahelona Hospital United Public Workers. Survived by daughter, Arleen; brother, Artemio; sisters, Melchora Dragon, Anacleta Corrales, Francisca Bayle and Paula. Visitation 12:30 to 2:24 p.m. Friday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Kapa'a, Kaua'i; service 3 p.m.; burial to follow in church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.    [Adv 11/12/2002]

 

LEODOLFO "LEO" MINGOY VERANO, 81, of 'Ewa Beach, died July 7, 2002. Born in Magdalena Balleno, Masbate, Philippines. Retired from Zippy's restaurant, Waipahu. Survived by sons, Jeoffrey, Gerry, Diony and Jesse; daughters, Norma Viriyapunt, Lolita Manuel, Germa Valeriano, Nancy Verano and Gemma Pasion; 22 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; service 10:30 a.m; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.       [Adv 30/7/2002]

 

NANCY CANDIDA SALVA DASCOSCOS VERANO, 81, of Honolulu and Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died March 4, 2002. Born in 'Ele'ele, Kaua'i. Survived by sons, Al Dacoscos, Ben Dacoscos, Art Dacoscos, Nash Verano, Ron Verano, George Dacoscos and Philip Dacoscos; daughters, Angie Dacoscos Agor, Arleen Dacoscos Roylo and Christine Verano Sizelove; sisters, Lillian Sarmiento and Ann Cabacungan; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Celebration of life 1 p.m. tomorrow at Calvary Chapel Kaua'i in Kapa'a. O'ahu visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Mass 8 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.   [Adv 9/3/2002]

 

Louise J. Verblen, 80, of Minneapolis, formerly of Pupukea, died Jan. 18. She is survived by son Carl; sisters Marian Balfour and Betty Yuen; and three grandchildren.    [SB 6/2/2002]

 

MARY DECORATO VERGARA, 92, of Honolulu, died July 8, 2002. Born in Sementon, Pa. Retired school teacher and social worker. Survived by son, John; brother, Frank Decorato; Private inurnment held at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangement by Borthwick Mortuary.      [Adv 16/7/2002]

 

HELENA ELIZABETH VERHOEVE, 83, of Kailua, died June 21, 2002. Born in Indonesia. A cook and caregiver, retired from Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Facility. Survived by husband, Machiel; daughters, Jennifer Green and Emma Gomez; sons, Anthony Green, Lo Veerman and Buddy Perret; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, "Nups" Grunewaldt. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.     [Adv 29/6/2002]

 

SEBASTIAN J. VERICELLA, 94, of Augusta, Ga., died Sept. 14, 2002. Born in Sant Arsenio, Italy. Retired from the Johnson Bronze Co. with 40 years of service. Survived by sons, Biagio, Pasquale and Tony; eight grandchildren; siblings, Arsenie, Rosaria Rully, Ann Colella and Theresa Jamrozik. Mainland service and burial. Donations may be made to Aloha United Way in Hawai'i. Arrangements by Wm. F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, New Castle, Pa.   [Adv 19/9/2002]

 

LAWRENCE "MICHAEL" VERRET, 57, of 'Ewa Beach, died Aug. 1, 2002. Born in Hawai'i. Survived by sisters, Joanne Fernandez and Suzanne Bilyeu. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, Waipahu; service 9:30 a.m. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.     [Adv 13/8/2002]

 

ANDREW CARL VERSOLA , 51, of Point Richmond, Calif., formerly of Kailua, died early July. A security officer for Bright Star Security Co. Survived by daughters, Marquesa and Marssie; former wife, Lora; two sisters; brother. Service 9 a.m. tomorrow at Kailua Beach Park, Lanikai end; scattering of ashes to follow. Arrangements by Smith and Witter Funeral Home.   [Adv 19/7/2002]

 

JOHN EDWARD VETTERLI, 72, of Hale'iwa, died May 19, 2002. Born in Pasadena, Calif. Chief executive officer of Flecto Co. Inc., and a director of San Francisco Hospital. Survived by wife, Bebee; sons, Christopher, Steven, Michael and John; daughter, Valerie; sister, Dale Zenstra; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.   [Adv 27/5/2002]

 

BYRON LEE VICKERY, 72, of Lawa'i, Kaua'i, died July 20, 2002. Born in Alabama. An engineer. Survived by wife, Lydia; daughter, Dia; sons, Donald and James Hall; brother, Bill Clarke; sisters, Sue and Kate; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Lee Rosendaal residence, 4388 Ahopueo Drive, Kalaheo, Kaua'i. Casual or aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.   [Adv 24/7/2002]

 

JOHN KAEA VICTOR, 77, of Flintstone, Md., died Nov. 28, 2002. A U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II; also retired from Hawaiian Discovery Tours. Survived by wife, Virginia; brothers, George Jr., Lincoln and Peyton; sister, Momilani Abrams; a son; five daughters; 12 grandchildren; two stepdaughters; two stepgrandchildren. Mainland service held. Arrangements by Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD.    [Adv 25/12/2002]

 

MIRIAM MEW YOKE TAM VICTORIA, 71, of 'Aiea, died Nov. 10, 2002. Born in Hanalei, Kaua'i. Member of the Church of The Nazarene. Survived by husband, John; son, John Jr.; daughter, Joan Loo; brothers, Robert, Douglas and Patrick Tam; hanai family, Sanchez clan; two grandchildren; great-grandchild. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.      [Adv 14/11/2002]

 

MOSES BERNARD VICTORINO, 75, of Hanalei, Kaua'i, died Dec. 12, 2002., Born in Kapa'a, Kaua'i. Former caretaker of Hanalei Land Co. Survived by brothers, Joseph Sr. and Louis; sisters, Thelma Lopez, Alma Soares and Marie Rosa. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday at Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.   [Adv 31/12/2002]

 

THELMA LOVELL VICTORINO, 83, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died Oct. 9, 2002. Born in Anahola, Kaua'i. A homemaker. Survived by daughter, Rosemarie Ubongan; sisters, Pearl Santos, Gladys Christian, Emaline White and Edna Spencer; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine's Church; Kapa'a; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.    [Adv 12/10/2002]

 

DIONICIO "DANNY" VIDAD, 87 of Honolulu, died Nov. 14, 2002. Born in Laoag City, Philippines. Retired from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel as a waiter/bartender. Survived by wife, Mercedes; sons, Daryl, Darren and Daniel; daughters, Theresa, Debralyne Ariola, Gloria Philipps and Melody; sister, Felomina; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church; Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.    [Adv 03/12/2002]

 

IRENE NATIVIDAD VIERNES, 88, of Pearl City, died Aug. 27, 2002. Born in Magsingal, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by daughter, Rosalina "Rose" Tobosa; brother, Melicio Yago; sisters, Mary Sendial, Alice Sarte and Maggie "Daling" Yago; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.    [Adv 2/9/2002]

 

JULIA PERIDA VIERNES, 75, of Honolulu, died Nov. 19, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Columbia Inn-Kapi'olani Blvd. Survived by companion, Anthony Faria Sr.; sons, Edmund "Mundo" Canto and Robert; daughters, Liberta "Lee" Pacheco, Jennifer "Coby" Kersting, Leslie "Lolli" Mokuahi, Leona Kalua, Christine "Tina" Faria and Annette "Buffy"; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Skelton, Mary Bartolome, Dorothy Varde, Sarah Jane Andrews, Clara Mainaaupo, Gloria Nagata, Dolores Castillio, Melva Beckham and Belinda Cheney. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Inurnment 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.    [Adv 27/11/2002]

 

EDWARD VIERRA, 82, of Honolulu, died Nov. 16, 2002. Born in 'O'okala, Hawai'i. Retired U.S. Army major. Survived by wife, Marie; daughters, Gail Benawa, Roberta Alencastre and Beverly Kaku; brothers, Clarence and Albert; sisters, Laura Roser and Violet Heitner; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Church; Mass 11:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.     [Adv 20/11/2002]

 

GEORGE S. "KEOKI" VIERRA, 75, of Pearl City, died Dec. 10, 2002. Born in Waialua. A member of Veterans of Foreign Wars post No.1540 and a McKinley High School custodian. Survived by daughters, Georgianna "Pinky" Nunes, Melody-Ann "Bunny" Vierra and Yvonne Criado; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank, Abel, Roger and Hercules; hanai sons and daughters. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City; Mass 11:30 a.m.; committal service 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire.        [Adv 22/12/2002]

 

JULIA KALOAAHOU VIERRA, 74, of La Jolla, Calif., died Feb. 20, 2002. Her husband, ALFRED VIERRA JR., 75, died March 3, 2001. She was a homemaker. He was an engineer at Norton Air Force Base. They are survived by sons, Don and Henry; three granddaughters; She is survived by father, William Aipelena; sisters, Caroline Andrews and Keola Thoren; brothers, Donald and Richard Vierra, and Thomas Kahakui. Service for both 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Pentecostal Faith Assembly Church. No flowers. Aloha attire.   [Adv 9/5/2002]

 

AURELIANO BAYLON VIGILLA , 85, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died June 1, 2002. Born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired farmer. Survived by daughters, Nora Corpuz, Primitiva Ancheta, Leticia Andres. Dolly Julian and Tessie Aleta; sons, Prodencio and Henry; sisters, Francisca, Caridad Guerrero and Lourdes Brillantes; brothers, Ben and Dominador; 24 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Mass 7 p.m. Overnight vigil 9:30 p.m. at the residence. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church; Mass 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.   [Adv 28/6/2002]

 

Gertrudis "Odis" "Nana" E. Vigilla, 78, of Pukalani, Maui, died Wednesday Jan 9, 2002 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lingsat, Currimao, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Normalita "Lita" V. Agapay and a granddaughter. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.   [SB 13/1/2002]

 

BERNARD VILLA, 77, of Honolulu, died May 3, 2002. Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, production superintendent, machinist inside. Survived by wife, Susannah; daughters, Lenore Ogawa and Corinne Villa-Riese; brothers, Arcadio and Riza; sister, Consolacion Castillo. Visitation 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.      [Adv 13/5/2002]

 

DAN B. VILLA , 69, of Royal Kunia, died June 3, 2002. Born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired master chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy. Survived by children, Beverly, Danilo, Hyusun, Dickson and Caroline; two grandchildren; mother, Petra; brothers, Dante, Durante and David; sister, Pureza. Visitation 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church; service 7 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.     [Adv 7/6/2002]

 

DOROTHY VILLA, 83, of Honolulu, died April 1, 2002. Born in Cleveland, Ohio. An associate professor of the University of Hawai'i-Manoa English Department. Survived by sons, Eric and Paul. Service 3 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai'i-Manoa. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.    [Adv 4/4/2002]

 

DOMINGO MACUTO VILLAHERMOSA, 69, of 'Ewa Beach, died May 29, 2002. Born in Hilongos, Leyte, Philippines. Retired from Management Technical Services. Survived by sons, Maximo Villahermosa and Emmanuel Fernandez; sisters, Jocelyn Hemmerlein and Carrie Versola; seven grandchildren; brothers, Frank, Robert and William; sisters, Dorothy Cubio, Rosalia Malang, Elimina Villahermosa and Elisia Cagape. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Makai Chapel; service noon; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.      [Adv 18/6/2002]

 

BRAD HOKU NOHEA VILLAMOR, 21, of Mililani, died Jan. 1, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A 1997 'Aiea High School graduate. Survived by parents, Curtis and Renee; brothers, Bronson and Blake; grandparents, Roy and Eleanor. Visitation from 6 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery chapel; service 7 p.m. Graveside service 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Memorial Mortuary.     [Adv 7/1/2002]

 

MACARIA DULDULAO VILLANUEVA, 78, of Waipahu, died July 14, 2002. Born in Cagayan, Philippines. Survived by daughters, Arceli Tabuyo and Rebecca Laforga; brother, Lauriano Duldulao; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation 6 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m. Casual attire.     [Adv 25/7/2002]

 

MANUEL GALLEGOS VILLANUEVA, 79, of 'Ewa Beach, died Nov. 13, 2002. Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by wife, Emilia "Miling"; son, Aghel; daughters, Nita Saludares, Lydia Ramos, Tessie Corpuz, Edna Rasa and Greta Andam; brother, Emiterio; sisters, Victoria Balagat and Dolores Tamangan; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 7 p.m. Burial to take place in the Philippines at a later date. Casual attire.    [Adv 26/11/2002]

 

PEDRO EDDIE VILLANUEVA, 65, of Honolulu, died Dec. 31, 2002. Born in the Philippines. An insurance agent. Survived by wife, Aleandra; sons, Eduardo, Edeliberto, Gilbert and Arturo; daughters, Virginia and Arlene; brothers, Winifred, Crispn and Winnie; sisters, Belen Gipson, Nannette Palmiery and Fe Miranda; eight grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Casual attire.    [Adv 22/01/2003]

 

PURIFICACION VILLANUEVA, 71, of Kane'ohe, died Dec. 28, 2002. Born in Navotas, Metro Manila, Philippines. Survived by daughters, Merlita Villaresco, Reggie Lazo, Lutgarda Hipona and Rosario; sons, Edmundo Jr. and Genaro; sister, Esther Antonio; 16 grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi; Mass 7 p.m.; burial at a later date in the Philippines. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.       [Adv 07/01/2003]

 

Raul "Ralph" G. Villanueva Sr., 73, of Kaneohe, a retired federal government carpenter and Liberty House maintenance supervisor, died Monday Feb 11, 2002 in Kailua. He was born in Puerto Rico. He is survived by wife Eizabeth "Liz"; sons Raul "Sonny" Jr., Rodney, Richard, and Ryan; daughter Mercedes Agrisol; stepsons Joseph Jr., Robert, Ronald and Thomas Data; stepdaughters Patricia Brigoli, Shirley Forbes, and Gloria Apao; brothers Luis, Oswaldo and Johnny; sister Milagros Collazo; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday. Committal services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.    [SB 17/2/2002]

 

SIMPLICIO G. VILLANUEVA, 94, of Hilo, died July 6, 2002. Born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired The Cattle Ranch ranch handler. survived by wife, Maria; sons, Rogelio, Rolando, Leopoldo, Jaime and Jesus Valenzuela; daughters, Alicia Galut, and Mercedes and Marico Valenzuela; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Leonardo; sister, Maria. Visitation 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawai'i Funeral Home, Hilo; services 1 p.m.; burial at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.      [Adv 16/7/2002]

 

VICTORINO SAMOY VILLANUEVA SR., 95, of Waimea, Kaua'i, died Nov. 18, 2002. Born in Laoag City, Philippines. A retired barber. Survived by wife, Caridad; son, Victorino Jr.; daughter, Valerie; brothers, Benedicto, Eleuterio, Ricardo and Panteleon Quitola; sisters, Sebastiana Villanueva and Roberta Samoy. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary chapel; rosary 7 p.m. Visitation also noon Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church; Mass 2 p.m.; burial at Lihu'e Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.     [Adv 20/11/2002]

 

EMILIANA "EMILY" LABANON VILLARO, 83, of Waimea, Kaua'i, died Feb. 16, 2002. Born in Koloa, Kaua'i. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Gilbert Teves, Simpliciano Labanon Jr. and Thomas "Tonto" Labanon; daughters, Loretta Armadia, Lucille Sebay, Shirley Mae Labanon and Alice Currie; sisters, Marge Kaai, Juanita Eslit and Clara Eslit. Service 9 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Hearts Church in Wai'anae; reception to follow at the church hall; burial of ashes 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Pearl City.   [Adv 24/2/2002]

 

JAMES VILLAROS SR., 74, of Kalaheo, Kaua'i, died March 16, 2002. Born in Pakala, Kaua'i. Retired Allerton Estate-National Tropical Botanical Garden gardener. Survived by wife, Sarah; sons, James Jr. and Robert; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Loling Omakanim and Penang Mande. Visitation 10 a.m. Thursday at Garden Island Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Casual attire.    [Adv 19/3/2002]

 

PAULINO VILLASISTA , 92, of Honolulu and Las Vegas, died June 1, 2002. Born in Asingan, Pangasinan, Philippines. Survived by wife, Nina; and cousins. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Church; Mass 9:45 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.   [Adv 10/6/2002]

 

FELICIDAD "FELY-ESING" VALDEZ VILLENA , 69, of Hawi, Hawai'i, died July 5, 2002. Born in Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired as a Mauna Kea Beach Hotel seamstress. Survived by husband, Domiciano "Domy"; sons, Aquino "Joe" and Danie; daughters, Anafe Bernisto, Vicky Valiente, Nellie, Elma Bruno and Ester Acorda; sisters, Marcelina Valdez Salatan, Juanita, Miguela Valdez Eugenio and Dolores Valdez Carbonel; brothers, Ernesto and Virgilia; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at James Walker Episcopal Hall in Kapa'au; service 7 p.m.; all-night vigil from 9:30 p.m. at family residence, 55-2208 Akoni Pule Highway. Visitation also 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Kapa'au; service 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow in church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.      [Adv 10/7/2002]

 

GELACIO "ELAS" VINORAY, 87, of Kihe'i, Maui, died June 21, 2002. Born in Tangaoan, Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A maintenance man for Nakashima Bakery. Survived by wife, Susana; sons, Virgilio, Osmenio and William; daughters, Lolita Ibonia and Erlinda Diolata; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary chapel; service 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary, Maui.       [Adv 26/6/2002]

 

ALEX ABALOS VIRTUCIO , 78, of 'Ewa Beach, died May 25, 2002. Born in the Philippines. Federal groundskeeper. Survived by daughters, Terry Fajardo, Fely Seabrooks and Myrna Sarvida; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.     [Adv 3/6/2002]

 

SULPECIA "PESING" SARAGENA VIRTUCIO, 75, of 'Ewa Beach, died Jan. 25, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Alex; son, William; daughters, Terry Fajardo, Fely Seabrooks and Myrna Sarvida; brothers, Andres Saragena, Venancio Saragena, Celestino Saragena and Dionecio Saragena; sisters, Teodora Cortez, Paterna Lagradilla and Elena Mamalias; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, 'Ewa Beach; Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.    [Adv 31/1/2002]

 

WILLIAM S. VIRTUCIO, 56, of 'Ewa Beach, died April 16, 2002. Born in the Philippines. A warehouseman for Hawaiian Groceries. Survived by sons, Wilberto and Wilfredo; daughter, Winnie Mendiola; father, Alex; sisters, Terry Fajardo, Fely Seabrooks and Myrna Sarvida; two grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Calvary Chapel West O'ahu; service 7 p.m. Burial 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.  [Adv 21/4/2002]

 

AGRIFINO "RUFINO" VISITACION, 79, of Kahului, Maui, died Dec. 25, 2002. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar as a water distribution coordinator. Survived by wife, Gloria; sons, Leonard and Pedro; sister, Rosita Cadabona; eight grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Christ the King Catholic Church; Mass 12:30 p.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.    [Adv 28/12/2002]

 

Joseph "Joe" Vitale, 77, of Lahaina, a retired warehouse supervisor at Pacific Gas & Electric, died Tuesday Jun 4, 2002 at home. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Dorothy; sons Joseph T. and Timothy C.; brothers Leo, John, Sal and Dante; sisters Virginia Bechthold, Rose McCormick, Gloria Bennett and Florence Weng; and a grandchild. A memorial service will be held in Lahaina at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to Lahaina Baptist Church.       [SB 6/6/2002]

 

JUANITA VILORIA VIVIT , 76, of Wailuku, Maui, died June 7, 2002. Born in Cagayan, Philippines. Retired produce sorter at the Farmer's Co-op Exchange. Survived by sons, Jovencio, Jose and Alfredo Jr.; daughter, Corazon Foronda; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Wailuku; Mass 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.      [Adv 12/6/2002]

 

JUSTIN ANTHONY VOGEL , 25, of Kane'ohe, died May 30, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by parents, William and Antoinette; sister, Verna Lee Kipapa; brother, Michael; maternal grandmother, L. Victorino; maternal grandfather, A. Silva. Visitation 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.   [Adv 10/6/2002]

 

Howard Volkman, 74, formerly of Honolulu, a retired builder, maintenance worker and repairman, died Monday Feb 18, 2002 in Roseburg, Ore. He was born in Grants Pass, Ore. He is survived by siblings Josephine Damon, Florence Stone, Bonnie Stenen, Grover and David Volkman. Private cremation and scattering of ashes.    [SB 22/2/2002]

 

Nancy Lee Bennett Von, a public relations consultant for commercial, professional and nonprofit organizations in Hawai'i, died June 6. She was 60.  A resident of Hawai'i since 1967, she served as associate editor of Hawai'i Press Newspapers before starting her own firm, Nancy Von Public Relations, in 1976.  Her pro-bono work included active support for the project to build Korean and Vietnam war memorials on the State Capitol grounds.She also served as executive director of the Pacific Marine Life Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to protecting marine life.  Von, who was born in Hanover, N.H., was raised in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington School of Communications. She was a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the Chamber of Commerce of Honolulu. She also was a member of The Pacific Club and the Polynesian Voyaging Society.  Von was a runner who completed five Hawai'i marathons. In 1980, she was able to run the Honolulu Marathon as part of the marathon's first three-generational team. She ran with her father, the late Dr. James Bennett, and her daughter, Heidi von Gnechten Wright.  Wright, who lives in Denver, said that team effort was an exceptional experience for the three of them. "My mother really had a lot of spunk," Wright said. "Whenever she got into something, she went into it with her whole heart."  A celebration of Von's life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Pacific Club, followed by the scattering of ashes at 5:30 p.m. off Waikiki at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Von's memory to the Pacific Marine Life Foundation and the International Myeloma Foundation or to a charity of one's choice.  Besides her daughter, Von is survived by her mother, Beatrice Bennett of Honolulu; son, Richard von Gnechten of Honolulu; brother John Bennett of Washington; sisters, Carolyn Bennett and Jean Bishop of Colorado; and four grandchildren.          [Adv 13/6/2002]

 

Nancy Lee Von, a public relations consultant and executive director of the Pacific Marine Life Foundation, died June 6, 2002. She was 60.  A resident of Honolulu since 1960, Von was associate editor of Hawaii Press Newspapers before starting her own firm, Nancy Von Public Relations, in 1976.  Her clients included Allied Builders System, Group 70, McCabe Hamilton & Renny and Safeguard Services.  She also did pro bono work to push for the Korean and Vietnam memorials on the state Capitol grounds.  "She really got behind the notion that these memorials should be done right for Hawaii," said Tom Stirling, who was active in pushing for the memorials.  Von also served as executive director of the Pacific Marine Life Foundation, an organization that supports education and research to save endangered animals. The group was founded in 1984 by two veterinarians who are co-owners of Dolphin Quest, which operates the dolphin encounter program at the Hilton Waikoloa and Kahala Mandarin hotels.  "She put a lot of energy into what she did for the Pacific Marine Life Foundation," said Bob Moore, general manager of the Hawaii Maritime Center and a member of the foundation's board of directors.  Moore said Von started as a volunteer, but her work became so involved that she eventually was compensated.  He said she was involved in programs to bring schoolchildren to the Hilton Waikoloa's Dolphin Quest to learn about marine mammals and helping to select research projects to fund.  Von was born in Hanover, N.H., and raised in Seattle. She was a graduate of the University of Washington School of Communications.  She was a member of the Public Relations Society of America, the Chamber of Commerce of Honolulu, the Pacific Club and the Polynesian Voyaging Society.  Von is survived by son Richard von Gnecten, daughter Heidi Wright, mother Beatrice Bennett, brother John Bennett, sisters Carolyn Bennett and Joan Bishop, and four grandchildren.   A celebration of Von's life is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pacific Club, followed by the scattering of ashes off of Waikiki at the Hilton Hawaiian Village at 5:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Pacific Marine Life Foundation and the International Myeloma Foundation.   [SB 13/6/2002]

 

ROBERT GORDON "SKI" VON TEMPSKY JR., 80, of Kula, Maui, died March 14, 2002. Born in Kula. Haleakala Motors, Kahului, Maui, manager, and member of Maui Polo Team. Survived by wife, Mary; sons, Kimball and Robert III; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Private services. Donations to The Alzheimer's Foundation or Hospice Maui. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary, Maui.     [Adv 16/3/2002]

 

James Brent VanderVort, 51, of Hilo, a retired musician, died Sept. 11, 2002 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in West Virginia. He is survived by mother Patricia and sons Josh I., James J. and Wade B. Private services.    [SB 26/9/2002]

 

Charlene Voss, 76, of Hana, a retired pharmaceutical assistant, died Nov. 1, 2002le Makua, Kahului. She was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. She is survived by son Gary; daughter Debra Parcher; brother Forrest McGlone; sisters Betty Smith, Mary Jane Bauer, Alice Jean Ellis, Loraine Windland and Betsy Ruth Collins; and three grandchildren. Private services.    [SB 10/11/2002]