Honolulu Advertiser & Star-Bulletin Obituaries

January 1 - December 31,  1995







Mumeyo Obatake, 88, of Honolulu, died Jan. 7,.She was born in Hiroshima, Japan.She was a retired California Packing Corp. seamstress and a member of HonpaHongwanji Kyodan and Fujinkai.Survived by sons, Fred K., Paul S. and Bernard T.;daughter, Evelyn T. Hattori; brother, Hiroshi Sagawa of Kauai; sisters, Toshiko Obatake of Kauai and Fukumi Suzui; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. [Adv Jan. 16, 1995]



John Joseph O’Byrne, 84, Kahakuloa, Maui, died Jan. 3, 1995.He was born in Amsterdam, New York. Survived by daughters, Joan Tukunaga of Wailuku and VirginiaPugliese of New York; two grandchildren.[Adv Jan. 4, 1995]


Arcenio Mondarte Octavio Sr., 89, of Honolulu, died Jan. 3, 1995.Born in Cebu City, the Philippines, he graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1930 and was the second Filipino to do so.He was also a member of the Wahiawa Lions Club. Survived by children, Elaine O. Palafox, GenevieveS. Harrington, Arcenio “Art” M., and Raymond; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.[Adv Jan. 20, 1995]


Haru Oda, 106, of Honolulu, died Jan. 11, 1995 1995 at Hale Malamalama.She was born April 1, 1888in Niigata, Japan, and was a member of Soto Mission of Hawaii and Niigata Ken Jin Kai.Survived by sons, James Isamu (Hisano), Warren Takeo (Annie),Haruki “Bill” (Machiko) and Mutsuo (Natsuko); daughter,Helen TomikoTakahara; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchldren.[Adv Jan. 16, 1995]


Richard ShojiOgata, 67, of Hilo, died Feb. 1, 1995.He was born in Makawao, Maui, was retired from the building maintenance service of Hilo Medical Center, and was a member of the Lower Kukuau Kumiai and Hui Hakapila.Survied by Cecilia Ogata;sons, Wallace and Glen; daughter, Debbie; and sisters, Dorothea Nakashima of Honolulu and Janet M.O. Joaquin ofCalifornia.[Adv Feb. 6, 1995]


Mitsuko Okahara, 71, of Hilo, died Feb. 5, 1995.She was born in Kona, and was a retired Ben Franklin Store sales clerk, and a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsui, and Waiakea Chuo Kyoyei Kumiai.Survived by husband, Harold H.; son Kenneth Yamanaka of Chicago; daughter, Helene R. Cruz of Honolulu; stepsons, Alton and Wayne Okahara, both of Nevada; brothers, Jiro Hashimoto and Noburo Hashimoto, both of Honolulu; sisters, AyakoImada ofKukuihaele, Sueko Gallegos of California, Alice Imade andRachael Maebo; seven grandchildren.[Adv Feb. 6, 1995]


Kiyoshi Okano, 70, formerly of Ewa, died Jan. 16, 1995 in Walnut, CA. Born Mach 2, 1918 in Ewa, Oahu, he retired from Ewa Plantation and was a member of the 442 Infantry Regiment during World War II.Survived by daughter, Lois A. Okano, sister, Mrs. Katsumi (Etsuko) Mizuko.[Adv Jan. 22, 1995]


Kazuo “Sib” Okimoto, 85, of Honolulu, died Jan. 21, 1995.He was born in Aiea, Oahu and was a retired restaurant manager and owner of Sibs Okazu Center in Los Angeles.Survived by wife, Doris Mitsue Okimoto;son, James I.;daughter, Mrs. Roy A. (JoAnn) Chinn; three grandchildren; sister, Haruko.[Adv Jan. 25, 1995]


Susumu “Sus” Okumura, 70,of Honolulu, diedFeb. 23, 1995 in Honolulu.He was born March 9, 1924 in Honolulu, and was a member of the Mits and Golden Eagle softball teams, and Waialae AJA Senior Baseball Club.Survived by wife, Kay K.; son, Ricky S. (Kathleen M.); daughter,Mrs. Clifford T. (Linda K.) Yoshikami; two grandchildren; brothers, Bert K. andMasa; and sister, Jay Okumura.[Adv Feb. 27, 1995]


EvelynOliveira, 70, of Hana, died Jan. 18, 1995.She was born in Kapakalua. Survived by husband, Edward of Nahiku; sons, Damien of Waikapu, Glenn of California; daughters, Paula Merl of Kihei and Diane Of Nahiku; brothers, Raymond Rivera of Kahului; sisters, Dolly Costa Of Haiku, Jane Almeida of Washington, Virginia Saladino of Nevada and SadieManibog of Kahului; 11 grandchildren.Burial: Makawao Veterans Cemetery.[Adv Jan. 21, 1995]


Manuel CorreaOliveira, 89, of Kaneohe, died, Jan. 13, 1995.He was born in Hawaii and was a foundry worker for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.Survived by wife, Bernice “Mabel” Oliveira; daughters, JuanitaF. Shaw, Joyce J. “Jackie” Lozowski; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Emily Turner and Julita Spencer, both of CA.Burial: Hawaii Memorial Park Cemetery.[Adv Jan. 19, 1995]


Eleanor de Rego Olivieri, 72, of Honolulu, died Feb. 16, 1995 at her residence. She was born Aug 2, 1922 in Hawaii and wasa former presidentfor Women’s Auxiliary Honolulu Chapter, National Associationof LetterCarriers-Brand 860 and a coordinatorof Volunteers for Muscular Dystrophy for 10 years. Survived by husband, Richard; brother, John M. Pacheco of CA, Danny de Rego of OR; sister, Alice P. Silva, Rosaline DeCosta of CA. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.[Adv Feb. 18, 1995]


Hersel Ronald Olson, 76, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died Jan. 3, 1995.He was born in Minnesota, wasa retiredU.S.Navy gunner’s mate chief-senior, and member of the Royal Order of the Moose, Pear Harbor Survivors Association and the Naval Fleet Reserve.Survived by wife, Jean M.;son, Randy Orkische of Maui,daughters, Judy Hinojosa of California and Tule Souza of Maui; sisters, Gladys Patterson of Arizona and Ruth Robertson of MN; and five grandchildren.Burial:Hawaii (Big Island) Veteran’s Cemetery #2.[Adv Jan. 9, 1995]


Janet A.K. Onaka of Honolulu died Dec. 28, 1995in Kuakini Hospital.Onaka, 77, was born in Honolulu.She is survived by husbandEdward T.; sons Dr. Alvin T. and Milton T.; brothers Robert H. and Henry G. Kato; sisters Fusayo Ishida and Joyce N. Fukunaga; a grandson.  [SB 08/01/1996]


BernardA. O’Neill, 71, of Honolulu, died Jan. 30, 1995.He was born in Pennsylvania.Survived by sons, Breck, Kevin andBrian; daughter, Janet Lishman; seven grandchildren; sister Eileen Koelher;brothers, Francis and Paul/ [Adv Feb/ 4. 1005]


Lloyd Tsugio Ono, 35, of Kailua, Oahu, died Feb. 15, 1995.He was born in Honolulu, and was technical manager for Oceanic Cablevision.Survived by parents. Tadaso and Dorothy K.;brother, Ronald H.; andgrandmother, Tama Sakamoto.[Adv Feb. 20, 1995]


Michael Opp, 36,of Maui, died Feb. 10, 1995. He was born in Germany.Survived by friends, Chad, John, Tracey, Gisela, Rae, Alan, Kathy, Gayle, Charlotte, Susan, Hana, Greg, Roy, Rita,Andreas, Dennis and Cindy, Nancy, Tom, Ashley, Mary Ellen, Susie Feldt, Jeffery, Liz, Vern and Regina; parents, Wilhelm Opp and HildegardSchuman, both of Germany; brother, Wilhelm of Germany; sister, Brigitte of Germany.[Adv Feb. 18, 1995]


Theodore“Ted”D. Opsahl, 66, of Seattle, WA, died Feb. 8, 1995. He was born in New York and was an artist and educator. Survived by daughter, Mindy McConnell of Olinda; son, Scott;and one grandson.[Adv Feb. 10, 1995]


Albert Oreyro, 59, of Torrance, Calif., native of Hilo, died Aug. 9, 1995. Oreyro, a terminal manager for Los Angeles Land Air Express, is survived by sons Kevin and Kyle; daughter Susan; brothers Frank Cajigal, Ronnie Mendoza, and Harry and Nick Akana; sister Patricia Uhrle, Sylvia Corpuz, Lorna Popa, and Annette and Francine Cajigal; and two grandchildren. Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the National Memorial Park Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.


Robert A.Ornellas of Waipahu died last Dec. 23, 1995 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Or:nellas, 42, was born in Honolulu: He is survived by mother Hilda and sisters Dolores R. Kupihea and Peggy A. Rodrigues. Service:10 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Bu:.alr-Hawaii State Veterans' Cemetery, Kaneohe.[SB 01/01/1996]


Winona Wallace Osborne, 96, of Kailua, died Jan. 19, 1995. She was bornin Honolulu and was a former member of Eastern Star.She also graduated from McKinley High School.Survived by daughter,MildredShorty” Osborne; grandchildren, Sharon Podobnik of California, Jerry Walker, Marilyn and Margaret Ledward; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Burial: Oahu Cemetery[Adv Jan. 22, 1995]


Edith Kimiko Oshiro, 72, of Aiea, died Jan. 31, 1995 in Honolulu.She was born Oct. 10, 1922 in Hamakua, Hawaii.Survived by husband, Stanley C.; son, Stanton of Hilo; daughter, Robin K. of California; brothers, Paul Suzuki of Washington, Philip Suzuki of Kona and Morris; sisters, May Ing, Alice Abe of Kona, Vivian Weaver of California; 2 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.[Adv Feb. 8, 1995]


Eiko “WaterOshiro, 83, of Mountain View, Hawaii, diedJan. 2, 1995.He was born in Waiakea Uka, Hawaii, and wasa retiredPuna District WaterStation pump operator.He also was a member of Puna Hongwanji Mission Kyodan, Hui Okinawa and Mountain View 15 Mile Kumiai.Survived by wife, Kikue Shiroma Oshiro;son, Dr. Charles Oshiro of California;daughters, Mrs. Sadao (Bernice)Oshiro and Mrs. Robert(Doris)Fujimori, both of Hilo; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren  [Adv Jan. 6, 1995]


Kikue Oshiro, 82, of Honolulu, died Feb. 7, 1995.She was born in Paia, Maui, and was a member of Olivet Baptist Church and Miwa Doshi Kai.Survived by son,Carl Y.; daughters, Mrs. Harold(Ethel) Okiishi of CA, Mrs. Richard (Lillian) Fukagawa, and Mrs. Glenn (Elaine) Miyihira; brothes, Robert, Seiko and Seitoku Kaneshiro; sisters, Mrs. Machiko Akamine, Mrs. Tatsuo (Sadako) Akamine, Mrs. Bob (Misao) Miyashiro and Mrs. Lillian Tokujo; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial Park.[Adv Feb. 15, 1995]


Yoshio “PakutOshiro, 70, of Waipahu, died Feb. 15, 1995 in Waipahu.He was born Nov. 25, 1924 in Ewa and was a member of the Church of World Messianity, Tomigusuku Club, Takara Club, W.W. Kuma Golf Club and Monday Golf Club.Survived by wife Haruko; son, Norman of Maui; daughter, Mrs. Alan (Wanda) Aranaydo; parents, Giukichi and Kamado Oshiro; brother Richard Y.; sisters, Mrs. Harry (Miyoko) Kaneshiro, Mrs. John (Kikue)Fujino of CA, Mrs. Sadao (Mary)Suzuki and Mrs. Nobuo (Alice) Nakamatsu; two grandchildren.[Adv Feb. 21, 1995]


George Keiichi Ota, 66, of Honolulu, died Jan. 7, 1995.He was born June 30, 1928 in Honolulu, and was a retired export manager with American Customs Brokerage. He was also an army veteran. Survived by wife, Jane Kazue Ota; sons, Gordon Keiji and Judd Keizo; two grandsons; brother, Franklin K. (Gayle); sisters, Mrs. Johnnie (Lillian) Williamson of Florida, Eleanor Windle of Texas, Mrs. George (Grace) Takeuchi, Mrs. Harold (Betty) Ohama and Mrs. Michael (Dorothy) Nakamura.Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial Park.[Adv Jan. 12, 1995]


Steven James Ouderkirk, 28, of Honolulu, died, Jan. 26, 1995.Born in Kennewick, WA, he was a member of the carpenter’s union and was apprenticed in Hawaii, was also a member of theJehovah’s Witnesses.Survived by wife, Nicole M.;parents, James W. and Mary L.; grandparents, Gerald W. and Rose Ouderkirk parents-in-law, James M. and HannahL. Amos of Washington; brother, Andrew W.;brother-in-law, Justin M. Almos of Washington;sister-in-law, Tamar Ouderkirk; Burial: Bremerton, WA.[Adv Jan. 29, 1995]


Isami Oura, 74, of Hauula, died Feb. 12, 1995.He was born in Kahuku. Survived by wife, Vendella; daughters,Valerie Vierra, and Lisa and Doreen Oura; stepdaughters, Linette Hunter and Alice Gable; stepsons,Harvey Alapa and CliftonF. Alapa; three grandchildren; brothers, James and Takeshi; sisters, Sakio Shigemitsu, MasaeNaganuma and Jane T. Oura.[Adv Feb. 26, 1995]


Helen Hisako Oyama, 86, of Honolulu, died Feb. 4, 1995.She was born in Waimea, Kauai. Survived by husband,      Minejiro; sons, Raymond Y. and David S.; daughter, Mrs. Wilbert (Nancy N.) Sakamoto; six grandchildren; sister, Gladys M. Labonte.[Adv Feb. 18, 1995]