Honolulu Advertiser & Star-Bulletin Obituaries

January 1 - December 31,  1995








NevinBud” Fahs, 74, died Jan. 26, 1995.  He was born in York. PA and taught electronics and commercial English at the Electronics Institute.  He had been an engineer at the former KONA television station with his own program, an organist for a roller rink, and was life masterwith the American ContractBridge League.Survived by brother, Robert of Georgia.[Adv Feb. 2, 1995]


Phyllis Adell Falkenberg, 83,of West Vancouver, B.C., Canada and part-time Hawaii winter resident, died Jan. 20, 1995.Survived by son Stanford of North Vancouver, Canada; sister Zelma Hodgins of Ottawa, Canada. [Adv Feb. 1, 1995]


Carol Ann Farias, 54, of Kula, Maui, died Jan. 26, 1995.  She was born in Laupahoehoe, Big Island, and was a retired sales manger for Stouffer Hotels, Wailea. Survived by husband, Damien J.;son, Damien J.K.; daughter,Kathleen A. Hee; parents, John and Maria Lindsey; brother,  Melvin Lindsey;  sisters, Marvelle Wong and Emmaline Mossman; five grandchildren.  Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.  [Adv Jan. 31, 1995]


John Merrill Feiteira Jr., 68, of Apple Valley CA., died Feb. 1, 1995.He was born in Puunene Maui, and represented Hawaii in the Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio at age 12. He graduated from the San Rafael Military Academy of California and the University of Hawaii.  He was also a member of the Holy NameSociety of St. Anthony Church in Kailua and he retired from Mutual Welding Co. of Honolulu.  Survived by wife, Josephine; son, John M. III; daughters, Jody Gilbert and Jill Park; five grandchildren; brother Ronald of Maui; sisters, Blanche Bowman and Ruth Martin, both of California; Lucille Bowers of Oregon, Beverly Brinquel of Maui. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.  [Adv Feb. 11, 1995]


Altemio C. Feliciano, 85, of Kohala, died Feb. 1, 1995.  He was born in Kohala and was a retired grader operatorfor the former Kohala Sugar Co. He was a member of the  Hawi  Sacred Hearts Catholic Church.Survived by sons,Ernest of California and Rodney;daughter,  Lillian Gildore of Nevada;  brothers, Benjamin Yrizarry of Hilo, Nelson Yrizarry  of Nevada and Alexandrino Yrizarry if Hilo; sisters,  Helen Soares of Oahu, Sophie Perry , Dolores andFlorence  Yrizarry, all of the mainland; daughter-in-law, Lani  Feleciano of Kamuela; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Burial: HawiCatholic Church Cemetery.  [Adv Feb. 7, 1995]


Robert C. Ferm of San Diego, retired chief of personnel for Tripler Hospital, died Dec. 24, 1995 at home.Ferm, 81, a retired U.S. Army colonel, is survived by wife Maivor; children David, Ruth, Kenneth and Dennis; sisters Dorothy J. Peasley and Eva Wolff; and six grandchildren.  [SB 18/01/1996]


Annie Hila Ynigues Fernandez, 61, of Honolulu, died Jan. 4, 1995.  She was born in Waipunalei, Hawaii and was a member of the Central Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Survived by husband, Conrad K.; daughters, Charlene Graham of Honolulu, Carolyn of Hilo; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;  brothers, John Ynigues,Tommy  Ynigues Conn of Hilo; sisters, Ruth Navalta of Ookala, Mary Afiler of Paauilo, Mrs. Tina (Albert) Mahuna of Kamuela, Mrs. Lucy (David) Meyer of Lapauhoehoe, Ruby Hicks of Hilo, Mrs. Beatrice (Edwin) Narte of California. Burial: Hawaii Memorial Park Cemetery.  [Adv Jan. 6, 1995]


Hatsuko  Fernandez, 77, of Lihue, Kauai, diedFeb. 18, 1995. She was born in Kealia, Kauai, and was a retired Lihue Sugar Plantation field hand.  Survived by sons, Michael Kiyabu of Kapaa and Lawrenceand Edward , both of Oahu; daughter, Teresita Kuluahine Jr. of Lihue; sisters, Rita Kiyabu of Kapaa and Theresa Braun of Oahu; stepsons, Rev. Nobincis Fernandez and Rosendo Fernandez, both of Oahu; stepdaughter, Donnie Salvadore of Kapaaa; 10 grandchildren. Burial: St. Catherine’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Kapaa.[Adv Feb. 24, 1995]


Nando Fernandez, 85, of Paauilo, Hawaii, died Jan. 10, 1995.  He was born in Paauilo.  He retired as forklift operator  with the former Paauilo SugarCo. and a member of the United Puerto Rican Associaiton of Hawaii.  Survived by brother, Pedro of Hawi; sister, Dominga Valez of Hawi;  Burial: Hoonakaa Catholic Church Cemetery.[Adv Jan. 18, 1995]


Frank James Ferrara, 77,  of Kalaheo, Kauai died Jan. 28, 1995.  He was born in New York, was an Army veteran andretired McBride Sugar Co.mechanic.  Survived by wife, Frances F.; sons, Patrick Sr.,Voss Fernandes of New York and Andrew of Lihue; sisters, Helen Mullen of New York andLouise Van Turner of Virginia; seven grandchildren;and one great-grandchild. Burial: Holy Cross Church Cemetery.  [Adv Jan. 31, 1995]


Adeline Cabral Ferreira, 77, of Honolulu, died Feb. 17, 1995 at Queen’s Medical Center.  She was born March 29, 1917 in Honolulu and was a member of Our Lady of the Mount Church, Kalihi Holy Ghost, Portuguese Chamaritta Club, Punchbowl Holy Ghost and Kewalo Holy Ghost.Survived by son, Charles Jr. (Frances); daughters, Lorraine Maidonado, Mrs. Ralph (Vivian) Schreiner of Maryland; nine grandchildren; 10 grreat-grandchildren; sister,Anita Hicks of Nevada. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park Cemetery.  [Adv Feb. 21, 1995]


Joel Keith Ferreira, 36, of Hawaii, died Feb. 17, 1995.  He was born in Illinois and was an accountant in an advertising agency. He was alsoa member of the Board of Life Foundation. Survived by parents, Joseph F. and Mary Jo; sisters,  Linda K. Schneider, Gloria J.,  brother, Victor P.  [Adv Feb. 21, 1995]


Damion  Jerome Ferrer, 18, of Kaneohe     , died Feb. 7, 1995.  He was born in Los Angeles. Survived by parents, Jerome and Sylvia Ferrer; sisters, Sarah, Charlene, Cherry and Mrs. David (Christine) Moss.  [Adv Feb. 9, 1995]


Sonny Rufino Araujo Figuera, 73, of Paauilo, Hawaii, died Feb.6, 1995 . He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai, and was a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. journeyman welder and World War II veteran.Survived by wife,Helen; sons, Jeffrey Dias and Manuel Dias ofLaupahoehoe; daughters, Susan Wood of Kalopa, and Sheila Dias; brother, John F.Araujo of Waimanalo, Oahu; sisters, Mae Luttrel of Kansas, and Ewa Stein of Waimea, Big Island; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Burial: Hawaii Veterans CemeteryNo. 2, Hilo.  [Adv Feb. 9, 1995]


Martin L. Fisher, 55, of  Kaneohe, died Feb. 24, 1995.  He was born in San Francisco.  Survived by wife, Gwendolyn “Gwen”; son, Martin L. Jr.; daughters, Michelle and Milani; brothers, Roy and Rodger; and sister Carol.  [Adv Feb. 27, 1995]


Herschell  Dral Flemister, 78, of Kailua, Oahu, died Jan. 20, 1995.  He was born in Texas and was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Affairs, and Kailua Senior Club.Survived by son, Kyle E.; daughter, Nadya M. Thomas of California; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters, Oleta Martin of Texas and Johnnie Massie of California.  Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.    [Adv Jan. 24, 1995]


Matilda “LaniKalanikiekie Flores, 77, of Honolulu, died Feb. 16, 1995. She was born in Ualapue, Molokai and was a member of Hale O Na Alii. Survived by husband, John K. Jr.; son, Gregory “Jack”; daughters, Irene “MokiAkiona, Pricilla K. Hoohuii, Shirley Mae Spencer, Nancy J.L. Viernes, and Nathalie Ramos; brothers, Anthony “Tony” Rodrigues, Thomas K. Rodrigues, and Frank D. Rodrigues; sisters, Mae K. Remegio and NancyG. Kahinu; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren.Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.  [Adv Feb. 22, 1995]


Alwyn Folk, 75, retired assistant director  of the Federal Aviation Agency, South Pacific Region, died Jan. 31,He helped the federal government acquire land for airfields, communication sites,  and access roads in Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, Midway, Wake and Palmyra.During World War II, he helped the federal government obtain Chinchona bark from which quinine, essential in the treatment of malaria is made.Survived by wife, Laura V.;daughters, Mrs. James (Susan) Thain; Mrs. Richard (Sandra) Ednie and Judith; son, William H.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. [Adv Feb. 3, 1995]


Kin Bong Fong of Honolulu died Dec. 24, 1995 in Queen's Hospital. Fong, 82, was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Mei Kuen; daughters Linda C. Nakamura and Leslie W.H. Berner; and sister Sui Ping Wong.   [SB 06/01/1996]


Vanessa Suzanne Fonoti, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sigosi Fonoti, died Jan. 13, 1995.Also survived by brother,Brandon Perry; sister Emily; grandparents,Susan and Richard Perry and Toavalu Talili.  Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery.  {Adv Jan. 19, 1995]


Hannah “Tita” L. Fonseca, 88, of Aiea, died Feb. 6, 1995 at St. Francis Medical Center.She was born Jan. 29, 1907 in Hana and was a waitress with Spencliff restaurants.Survived by sons, Pedro “Pete” Jr. (Gladys) and Stanley G. Sr.; daughter, Viviana L. “Chiquita” Meheula; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.  [Adv Feb. 13, 1995]


George Y.K. Foo of Honolulu died Dec. 8, 1995 in the Aloha Health Care Center.Foo, 81, was born in Honolulu.  He is survived by brother  Herbert;  and sister Violet  F. Nakai.   [SB 13/01/1996]


Emilio Fortuno, 70, of Mililani, died Jan 11, 1995.He was born in Schofield Barracks and was a World War II veteran who served with the first FilipinoInfantry Regiment.Survived by daughter, Amelia J. Fortuno;  brothers, Ropino of Washington, Jose, Artemio, Esteban and Roberto of Oregon;Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.  [Adv Jan 22, 1995]


James Ferdinand Foster, 81, of Honolulu died Jan. 24, 1995.  He was born in Kamalo, Molokai and was a land surveyor retired after 37 years with the State Department of Transportation.  He was a member of the St. Louis Alumni Association and Club 51 at the Star of the Sea Church. Survived by sons, James F. “Kimo” Jr., Michael D., John A. of Washington state; brother, John L. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.   [Adv Jan. 26, 1995]


Joseph Oscar Fournier, 67, of Hana, Maui, died Jan. 12, 1995.  He was born in Lawrence, MA, and was a retired full commander in the Navy. He served in the Vietnam and Korean Wars and received the Navy Commendation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and the Vietnamese Medal of Honor and the MeritoriusUnit Commendation.Survived by wife , Sina Fournier; son, David “Duke” Walls; daughter Deborah Emmette of South Carolina.  Burial: Makawa VeteransCemetery.  [Adv Jan. 18, 1995]


Emilio Fortuno, 70 of Mililani Town, died Jan. 11, 1995 at Wahiawa General Hospital.  He was born June 24, 1924 in Schofield Barracks.He was a WWII veteranof the First FilipinoInfantry Regiment.  He is survived by daughter, Amelia J.; brothers, Ropino (Erika) of Tacoma, Washington, Jose, Artemio (Jean), Esteban and Roberto of Oregon.Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.[Adv Jan. 21, 1995]


Mark C. Fox of Lahina, a Northwest Electric electrician, died Dec. 18, 1995 in Maui Memorial Hospital.  Fox, 39, a well known motorcyclist who played Santa Claus at Maui establishments, was born in Missouri.   He is survived by son Keith; daughter Jennifer, and sisters Leanne Fox and Jan Hutchinson.  [SB 08/01/1996]


John J. Foy of Honolulu, a retired federal research analyst,died Dec. 21 at home. 'Foy, 76, was born in San Fran­cisco. He is survived by wife Haru­ko; son John, H.; daughter Cather­ine; sister Mary Alford; brother Owen;  2 grandchildren. Service over the ashes: 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment: Diamond Head Memo­rial Park. Aloha attire.[SB 01//01/1996]


Lt. Col. Oliver R.Franklin, 87, of Pupukea, died Feb. 11, 1995.  He was born in Kansas, and was the recipient of several service medals: the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star,  Air Medal  with seven oak leaft clusters, Asiatic PacificCampaign Medal with four bronze stars, the World WarII Victory Medal and American Campaign Medal. Survived by wife, Biblanne; son, Randolph; daughter, Mary Jo Jenkins; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; stepsons, George, Richard, James,Charles and John Fell; stepdaughters, MadelynFell and  Doian Fritz; and brother, Victor; and sister, Bea Swanson. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.[Adv Feb. 17, 1995]


Clara “Auntie Clara” Fraticelli, age 70, of Lihua, Kauai, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 1995 at the Wilcox Memorial Hospitalon Kauai.She was born Jan. 17, 1924 in Lihue, Kauai. She was a retired bartender at Hideaway Bar and Lounge (Lihue). She is survived by three daughters, Pat (Edwin) Kashima of Oahu, Phyllis Leilani Petreira of Oahu and Lissa (Tony) Diasof Kauai;  son, Philbert Pak of Ventura, CA; brothers, Walter (Daisy) Schumaker of Oahu, Rudy (Ino) Schumaker of Las Vegas; sisters, Rose Keahi of Oahu and Gladys (Bill) Carterof West Virginia; seven grandchildren,Nolan Kashima, Keahau Mizutani, Shawn Caires, Ron Mizutani, Anthony Pak, Michelle Dickson andAlissa Dias; 9 great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Inurnment: Lihue Lutheran Church Cemetery.  [Adv Jan. 11, 1995]


Minoru Fujimoto, 82, of Honolulu, died Jan. 12, 1995 at Hale Pulama Mau. He was born Aug. 29, 1912  in Honolulu and was a retired employee of the Hawaii Newspaper Agency. Survived by wife, Ethel O.; daughters, Mrs. Paul (Karen A.) Kerrigan of Oregon and Mrs. Dennis (Vivian S.) Horita of Kauai; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Mitsuko  Sakai. [Adv Jan. 19, 1995]


Waymen  Yoshio Fujimoto, 75, of Wailuku, Maui, died Feb. 18, 1995. He was born in Wailuku and was a Valley Isle Produce Co. sales manager.  Survived by wife, Nancy; sons, Flavian and Vance; daughters, Kara, Udo and Tonia Nitta; three grandchildren; brother, Thomas of Honolulu; sisters, Florence Muroki and Marion  Kaluakini.  [Adv Feb. 22, 1995]


Haruko Fujioka, 78, of Honolulu, died Jan. 26, 1995. She was born in Ka’u, Hawaii.  Survived by brothers, Masao, Nobu and Francis S. of Seattle; sisters, Mrs. Phil (Helen) Ice, Mrs. George (Mildred) Miwa, Yoshiko Fujioka, Sueko  Louis of CA and Natsue Fujioka.[Adv Feb. 10, 1995]


Shizue Fujita of Honolulu died Saturday Jan 13, 1996, in Hale Pulama Mau. Fujita, 73, was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Fujio; sons Ernest K. and Alan T.; brothers Toshiharu, Satoru and Edward H. Yasuda; and five grandchildren. [SB 16/01/1996]


Eddie Sakae Fukuba, 70, of Honolulu, died Jan. 14, 1995.  He was born in Olaa, Hawaii and was a retired power plant operator.Survived by three brothers and three sisters.   [Adv Jan. 22, 1995]


Bruce Toshiharu Fukuda, 72, of Honolulu, formerly of Ala Pai, died Feb. 6, 1995.  He was born in Honolulu and was the owner of Bruce’s Modern Floor Covering. He was a member of the Aina Haina Baptist Church.  Survived by wife, Mae T.;  sons, Bruce Jr. and Craig Y.; daughter, Mrs. Norman (Helen)Okamura; five grandchildren; brother, Hisashi; sister, Mrs. NancySugihara.  [Adv Feb. 11, 1995]


Edward Shigeru Fukuhara, 74, of Waianae, died Jan. 14, 1995.He was born in Waipahu , and was a retired truck driver with Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Public Works Center. Survived by wife, Sumiye; daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Sandra M.) Morishige and Mrs. Alvin (Pauline) Kishimoto; two grandchildren; sisters, Kiyoko Takahashi, Mrs. Charles (Grace) Takeda, Clara K. Ishikawa and Betty S. Kihara.  [Adv Jan. 20, 1995]


Kenjiro  Ken” Fukumoto, 79, of Honolulu, died Feb. 7, 1995.  He was born in Honolulu, and was a retired administrative service officer for the State Department of Agriculture for 40 years.He was a member of the Toriikai Club.  Survived by wife, Jean K.; son, James K.; daughter, Mrs. Wolf (Diane R.) Reitsperger and Mrs. Francis A. (SusanY.) Okano; five grandchildren; brothers, Masashi, Robert Y., Thomas M.; sister, Mrs. Victor (Esther T.) Abe of CA.  [Adv Feb. 14, 1995]


Isami Funaki, 85, of Kahului, Maui died Jan.28, 1995.  He was born in Kahului.  Survived by son,  Wayne of California; daughters,  Mrs. Gilbert (Evelyn) Correa of Kahului, Mrs. Dennis (Pauline) Shiroma of Kula andMrs. Edward ( Gladys)  Uyeda of Hilo; 11 grandchildren;13 great-grandchildren  [Adv Jan. 1995]


Frederick “Freddy” Kalani Fung, 67, of Kaneohe, died Jan. 10, 1995.  He was born in Honolulu and belonged to the Hawaiian Civic Bowling Club and was a World War II veteran.  He retired as a sheet metal worker for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop #17. Survived by daughter, Debra Ann; son, Wayne R.K.;  brothers, John D., Julius R., Joseph S., Harvey and George.Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.  [Adv Jan. 14, 1995]


Dorothy Yoshiko Furukawa, 80, of Pearl City, died Feb. 8, 1995 at Kuakini Medical Center.  She was born Jan. 30, 1915 in Wahiawa.  Survived by husband, Kenji; daughter, Mrs. James R. (Connie) Kurtz of Virginia; brother,  John Y. (Frances)  Kokubun; sister, RuthM. Nobunaga.  [Adv Feb. 16, 1995]


Jon Joji Furuta, 28, of Waimanalo, died Jan. 21, 1995 at the Queen’s Medical Center.  He was born Oct. 6, 1966in Honolulu.  He is survived by wife, Paula K.; parents, Stanley N. (Nancy S.)Furuta; brother, Scott N.; sister, Mrs. Dexter (Bonnie Y.)Lum; parents-in-law, George Y. (Harriet D.) Kihara; uncles, aunts and cousins and Lucky and Buzzy.  He was an industrial arts teacher at Leileihua High School, founder and advisor of Leileihula High School Auto Club, part time ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician at Andy’s Texaco.  [Adv Jan. 26, 1995]