Honolulu Advertiser & Star-Bulletin Obituaries

January 1 - December 31,  1995







Eustaquia Monces Rabanal, 82, of Honolulu, died Feb. 6, 1995 at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Aug. 13, 1912 in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. Survived by brothers, Isabelo (Eugenia), Pastor Balbino (Romana) Rabanal, Quirino of  Oregon, Jose (Felomina),  Lorenzo (Dominga) and Paulino (Nita); sisters, Mrs.  Cristino (Pelagia) Rapisura and Cristina Rabanal. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.  [Adv Feb. 11, 1995]


Flaviano  Arabejo Ramones, 64, of Kapolei, Oahu, died  Feb. 3, 1995.


Luciano Manuel Ramos, 96, of Aiea, died Jan. 17, 1995 in Pali Momi Medical Center.  He was born Jan 6, 1899 in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines and was a member of the Hawaii Piddigeneos Club and Caballeros De Masalang Club.  Survived by wife, Pauline;  daughters, Helen (Johnny) Colcol of Kauai and Sally (Jessie) Aguilana of San Francisco; son, Freddy (Diana)Delos Santos of Maui; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.  [Adv Jan. 25, 1995]


Sosana “Susana” Lahaylahay Ramos, 89, of Pearl City, died Jan. 2, 1995.  She was born May 24, 1905 in Toledo, Cebu, the Philippines, and was a seasonal employee for pineapple canneries on Maui and Oahu.  Survived by sons, Augustine “Rocky” (Alice)and John (Sherilie); daughters, Mrs. Larry (Jessie “Maxine”)Diaz-Badua, Crispina “Jo” Mayes, Mrs. Richard  Tachi” (Leonides “Leo/Bae”) Oshiro; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.Burial: Valley of the Temples.  [Adv Jan. 11, 1995]


Abraham P. Ramson of Kapahi Kauai, a heavy equipment operator for Hawai­ian Fruit Packers and minister for the Full Assembly Church, died Tues­day in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Ramson, 72, a U.S. Army veteran, was bornin Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by sons Robert and Abraham B.; daughters Vonica Gouveia, Dinah Ramson, Myra Matangi and Karen .Heringer; brother Padi; sister Isabella Silva; 12 grandchildren; 3 three great-great-grandchildren. Service: noon Thursday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa,. Kauai. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe, ' Kauai. Casual attire. [SB 01/01/1996]


Rosario Delos Santos Ranan, 80, of Lihue, Kauai, died Jan. 10, 1995.  She was a retired hotel industry housekeeper.Survived by son, Cerino; daughter, Christina Pikini; brothers, Delfin Delos Santos and Sonny Sabio, both of Honolulu; sisters, Laureta Riturban of Honolulu and Nita Upton of Washington.  Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery.  [Adv Jan. 13, 1995]


Samuel Mentz Randall, 85, of Los Altos, CA, died Jan. 11, 1995.  He was born in Trenton, N.J.  and was 1930 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a Pearl Harbor survivor.He was married to the late Eleanor Bickerton Randall of Honolulu. Survived by daughter, Pat Nardini; two granddaughters;three great-grandchildren; brother, Lewis Jr. of Michigan;  sister Elsie Rutt of Florida.[Adv Jan. 14, 1995]


Elizabeth Rendon Rang, 34, of Honolulu, passed away Jan. 29, 1995 in Honolulu.  She was born  Aug. 1, 1960 in Honolulu.  She was an employee of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.She is survived by husband, Rodney L.; daughter, Amanda E.; parents, Maximo (Fidela) Pasion; brother, Maximo R. Jr.; sister, Estela R.; maternal grandfather, Vincente Rendon; parents-in-law, Norman (Ardeth) Rang.  [Adv Feb. 3, 1995]


Bessie P. Rapoza, 88, of Waianae, died Jan. 19, 1995.She was born in Lihue.Survived by sons, Herbert, Manuel Jr. of California and Harold; daughters, Mrs. William (Grace)  Sequin and Mrs. Tim (Evelyn) Bailey of California;brothers, Joseph  G. Pacheco Jr. and John Pacheco of California; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.  [Adv  Jan. 30, 2995]


Rosalina Rapozo, 84, of Waimea, Kauai, died Jan. 25, 1995.  She was orn in Onomea, Hawaii and was a retired Olokele Plantation  manager’s housekeeper.  Survived by daughters,  Hazel Faccenetti of Utah, June Lopez of Lihue, Genevive  Devina  and Anna Mae Kona, Mary Jane Cabral of Kalaheo, Kauai and Rosemarie Poirer; son, John  Jr. of Koloa; 25 grandchildren; and great and great-great-grandchildren.Burial: Hanapepe Public Cemetery.  [Adv Jan. 27, 1995]


Marcos Recarte, 88, of Waiahole, passed away on Jan. 22, 1995 at his residence.He was born on November 10, 1906 in Carcar, Cebu, the Philippines. He is survived by wifeMinnie; sons, Alisna Scotty (Linda) Recarte, Harvey (Charlotte) Recarte, and Marcus; daughters, Mrs. Henry (Violet) Roberts, Mrs. Bernard (Frances Kim) Vasquez and Mrs. Edwin (Margaret) Aton. He is also survived by brother Larry Aiesna; 20 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. [Adv Feb. 1, 1995]


Maximo  R. Recto, 68, of Honolulu, died Feb. 5, 1995.  He was born in Romblon, the Philippines, and was a member of the Fil-Am Veterans Organization.Survived by wife, Carmen V.; son, Maximo Jr. of the Philippines; daughters, Nebelinda de Claro, Noralinda Recto and Nerlinda Montojo, all of the Philippines; sisters, Rosaria Mansanan, Leonila Mingo and Elenita Reyes, all of the Philippines; 15 grandchildren. Burial: in the Philippines.  [Adv Feb. 9, 1995]


Karl Reinhard, 80, of Kihei, Maui, died Jan. 31, 1995.  He was born in Wurzburg, Germany.  Survived by wife,  Maria B.; sisters, Toni Reinhard and Rita Schwab, both of California.  [Adv Jan. 31, 1995]


Warren Ward Resquer, 29, of Makeweli, Kauai, died Jan. 11. 1995.He was employed as a drywaller and was formerly employed  with Waimea  Big Save and Stouffer Waiohai.  In addition, he was a member of Kilohana Canoe Club. Survived by parents Lodivico and Rosita  Resquer; grandmother, Marina Corpuz;  brothers, Gordon of Honolulu and Ryan of Hilo; sisters, Mrs. Lenny (Stephanie) Nakamatsu of Kauai, Mrs. Morris (Leona)Payes of Okinawa, Nadine of Honolulu, Neoma of Waianae and Karen of Washington.[Adv Jan. 17, 1995]


Artemio “Art” Reyes, 67, of Ewa Beach, died Jan. 25, 1995 at his residence.He was born Jun. 5, 1927 in the Philippines.  He is survived by his daughters, Corinne (Allen) Arquero, Dulce (Richard) Takase, Tessie (Danny) Antoque and Tina  Reyes; brother, Guillermo Reyes of  Bataan, Philippines; sister, Marciana Reyes Valentine of Glendale, AZ; seven grandchildren; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins.He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church , Filipino Catholic Club.  He was retired from the U.S. Navy and the Pearl Harbor  Naval Supply Center.  Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. [Adv Jan. 29, 1995]


Jesus C. Reyes Jr. , a U.S. Army captain at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz.,' formerly of Hawaii, died Dec. 9 in Riverside, Calif. Reyes, 34, was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Deborah, son Joel “Jojo”; parents Jesus and Alberta; brother Nicholas H.; sisters Mariko, Cena and Sachiko Reyes and Michiko Roseboro; and grandmother Hazel Kaloi. Burial was held at Arlington National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif,   [SB 11/01/1996]


Esperanza  Ellen” P. Rezonable, 80, of Kalihi, died Feb. 23, 1995 at Straub Clinic and Hospital.She was born in Hawaii.  Survived by husband,  Juan R.; sons, George, Ondayog of Kailua, Ronald Ondayog of Makakilo and Marcos Acosta Jr. of California; daughters, FlorenceAque of Kaneohe, Mrs. Burton (Sima) Tamarra of CA., Mrs. Sandy(Terry) McKee of Kalihi and Candy Nakagawa of Hilo; sister,  Martha Monticello of Aiea; 36 grandchildren, 54, great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.  [Adv Feb. 26, 1995]


Wynona Maile Rickard, 74, of Kahului, Maui, died Feb. 24, 1995.  She was born in Hana, Maui, and was a Hawaiian Telephone Co. service representative.Survived by husband,George, sons, Joseph of Pukulani and Alan Ray; daughter,  Noelani of Kihei; brothers, Vernon Kalama of Wailuku and Carl Kalama ofPukalani; sister, Alma Henderson of Wailea; three grandchildren. Burial: Maui Memorial Park.  [Adv Feb. 28, 1995]


Robert S. Rita, 53, of Berkeley, CA. died  Feb. 3, 1995.  He was born in Honolulu and was raised in Kaumakani, Kauai.  He was involved with the farm labor movement and was on ot the original strikers in the Delano Grape Strike.He later became the owner and commercial printer for the  Print Mint in 1974.  Survived by wife,  Peggy Rita; daughters, Robin Giannone and Yuri; a grandson, siblings, Thomas, Ralph and Albert Soto, Hilda Lazaro, Dennis Soto, Cecelia Lazaro and Mervin Soto. [Adv Feb. 16, 1995]


Amanda Rivera, 80, of Mililani, Hawaii, died Feb. 11, 1995  at Queen’s Medical Center.  She was born Feb. 6, 1915 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines.  Survived by husband, Higino; son, Alex (Patricia) of California; daughters, Mrs. Rogelio (Guadalope) Pascua of WA, Mrs. Michael (Erlinda) Collins of CA and Mrs. Palmarin (Bella) Asuncion; sister, Feliza Yanos; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.  [Adv Feb. 15, 1995]\


Mary DeJesus Rivera, 88, of Honolulu, died Feb. 21, 1995.  She was born in Honomu, Hawaii.  Survived by son, Alexander of Hilo; daughters, Frances Santiago of Hilo, Josephine Quinones , Gertrude Rivera of CA, Elsie Rivera; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren; half sister, Frances Garcia of CA. Burial: Hawaiina Memorial Park. [Adv Feb. 26, 1995]


Walter Keale Rivera, 50, ofKekaha, Kauai, died  Feb. 23, 1995.  He was born in Waimea and was a tour driver for Grayline.  Survived by wife, Ivy; sons, Blaine Weigle Sr. ofLihue, Chad Weigle of Koloa, Eric of Maui,  and Eaton of Koloa; daughter, Granatanne; brothers, Fred, Marvin, Peter, Wentworth, Frank and Makana, all of Kapaa; sisters, Linda Parbo, Valene Parbo of Eleele and Diane Rapozo of Kapaa; seven grandchildren. Burial: Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.  [Adv Feb. 28, 1995]


Noboru Bolo” Riyu, 70, of Wailuku, died Feb. 23, 1995. He was born in Wailuku.Survived by wife, Katherine; daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Lynn) Nishiki of Honolulu; brother, Melvin of Waikapu, Maui; and sisters, Carol Ogawa and Eloise Ching of Honolulu.  [Adv Feb. 24, 1995]


Buddy KaipoRoberts, 49, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, died Jan.22, 1995. He was born in Hilo and was a proprietor for P&P Trucking the names of his daughters, Pua and Puna. He was also a member of the Operating Engineers Local 3 Union, Paradise Hui Hanalike and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pahao Ward. A lava flow in 1986 drove Roberts and his family from their Kapa’ahu Homestead home.Roberts built a new home on a lot donated to his family by a subdivision developer, but he had hoped to return to his family lot southwest of Kalapana, he said in an interview Jan. 3. He had cancer at the time said his wife Bernadette, but continued to work until Juan. 11. Survived by wife, Bernadette Kaheiki Roberts; daughters,  Pualililehua Kaui, Puna O Makalaaupo’e Azevedo, Kalakualaau Punahoa Roberts and Pomaikai O Kawailani Roberts; parents, Oliver and Maizie Roberts of Hawaiian Beaches, brothers, William L. and Wayne K., both of Oahu;  sisters, Mrs. Etika (Christine) Mausia and Mrs. Bill (Beverly) Aye, both of California and Mrs. Clyde(Patricia) Tamanaha of Kona; four grandchildren.Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2.[Adv Jan. 25, 1995]


Allen L. Robinson, 67, of Kailua, Hawaii, died Jan. 14, 1995.  He was born in Honolulu.  Survived by sisters, Elaine Gay of CA, Evelyn Craig of PA, Myrtle “Lei” Lancaster,and Beverly Addington; brothers, Neison N.R., Charles of Lahaina, Maui,  Clement of CA, Wilber, Harry Springer and Val of California.Burial: Kaahamanu Cemetery.  [Adv Jan. 18, 1995]


Edward Fernandes Rocha, 88, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died Feb. 14, 1995.  He was born in Portugal, was a retired cabinet maker and member of the Senior Citizens of Mountain View Club.Survived by wife,  Mary S.; sons, Edward A. Jr. of CA, Andrew S. of Oahu, Lawrence M. of CA and Daniel R.; brother Louie F. of CA; sisters, Violet Ficker of Georgia, Emily Jobes, Margaret Kim and Hilda Lizama, all of Oahu; 10 grandchildren;and 15 great-grandchildren.Burial: Homelani Memorial Park.  [Adv Feb. 17, 1995]


Adelaide Rodrigues, 81, of Honolulu, died Jan. 26, 1995.  She was born in Wailua, Hawaii.  Survived by sons, Kenneth of Michigan and Richard; daughter, Mrs. Max (Winona) Kuhns of the Big Island; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Henry Souza and Fred Souza.Burial: Valley of the Temples.  [Adv Jan. 27,1 995]


Henry K. Rodrigues, 66, of Waianae, died Jan. 20, 1995.He was born on Molokai and was a retired U.S. Pipe and Foundry Co. truck driver.  Survived by wife, Esther M.; sons, Alexander, Benjamin, Clayton and Henry Jr.; daughters, Heneritta Brokington, Debbie Rodrigues, Mrs. Henry (Kitty) Aho andMrs. Roger (Roberta)Duranleau; 21 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Evaline Awa, Harriet Chung, Eliza Kaopua and Dorothy Manners; brothers, Edward andJohn III; Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. [Adv Jan. 25, 1995]


Louis Rodrigues, 68, of Honolulu, died Jan. 28, 1995. He was born in Honolulu.  Survived by sisters, Dora R. Tavares and Eleanor G. Rodriges; brothers, Benjamin, Richard Kiekie; and aunts, nieces and nephews. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.  [Adv Feb. 6, 1995]


Manuela Rodrigues, 84, of Wailuku, died Jan. 13, 1995.He was born Wailuku and was a retired country auditor. Survived by wife, Mildren N. Rodrigues; son, Rodney; daughters, Leona Purugganan of Waikapu; brothers, William “Noddy” of Waimanalo; sister, Elena Moniz; five grandchildren;and a great-grandchild. Burial: Makawao Veterans Cemetery.  [Adv Jan. 20, 1995]


Dannette Iwalani “Sissy” Rodriguez, of Honolulu, died Feb.2, 1995.  She is survived by sons; Ricardo of Washington, John and Fred of North Carolina; brother, Halford Matthews of Oregon; and four grandchildren. Burial: Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.  [Adv Feb. 7, 1995]


Anit May Roland, 90, of Waipahu, diedJan. 9, 1995.She was born in Missouri.  [Adv Jan. 17, 1995]


Robert A. Romeo, 59, of Lahaina, died Feb. 8, 1995.  Survived by mother, Joann Ersberg of Honolulu. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.  [Adv Feb. 14, 1995]


Jose Ligot Romero, a prominent physician and symphony musician from Haiku, Maui, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 1995. He was 68.An accomplished violinist, Romero played  with the Maui Symphony Orchestra and also served as its concertmaster.He also performed for the Valley Isle Symphony, headed the Maui Philharmonic Society and sang as tenor for the Maui Community Chorus. Romero originally from the Philippines,started his medical practice on Maui in 1965 after several years on the surgical staff of Kaiser Medical  Center in Honolulu.  He worked with numerous medical organizations, including the Hawaii Medical Association and the Maui County Medical Society.Romero fought in World War IIas a scout for American forces.That service led to a medical degree from the University of the Philippines in 1956under the G.I. Bill .He is survived by his former wife, Joyce of Kahului, Maui; daughters, Jocelyn Demirbag, Michelle Palos, Cecilia Hu and Camille, all of Maui; brothers, Ramon of Chicago and Redentor of Manila, Philippines and sisters, Nellie Valdellon and Victoria Garin of the Philippines.  Burial: Maui Memorial Park.  [Adv Feb. 18, 1995]


Tomic  Tomassian Romson, 73, of Kihei, Maui, died Jan. 30, 1995.  He was born in Tabriz, Iran and was former administrator of Maui Memorial Hospital and a consultant overseas. Survived by wife, Dorothy; sons, Edward ofTokyo and Joseph of San Francisco; brother, Roman Romanossian of California; and sister, Sima Manookian of Iran.[Adv Feb. 1995]


James K.O. “JaygoRosa of Makua Beach, Waianae, will be remembered in a service on Sunday. Rosa, 21, died  in an auto accident Dec. 24, 1995 on Farrington Highway.  He was born in Honolulu.  He is survived by daughter  Jade K.; wife Genai; mother Larilynn; father Henry; brothers Phillip, Daniel and Hana; grandparents Lawrence and Mildred Hao.   [SB 08/01/1996]


Angele Roseberry, 45,of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died Jan. 31, 1995.  She was born in New Jersey and was a homemaker.  Survived by son, John J. Chandwick IV ofFlagstaff, AZ; daughter, Chenoa and Murray Roseberry of Kailua.  [Adv Feb. 3, 1995]


James Dale Russell, 61, of Long Beach, CA, died Jan. 9, 1995.  A long time resident of Oahu, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the early 1950s and worked at the Honolulu offices of Quantas Airlines and UTA France.  Survived by sons,  James B. of California;  daughter, Julie Williams  of California; three grandchildren; sister, Jean Stauter of California.  Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.[Adv Jan. 15, 1995]

Leonard John Rutz, 90, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Jan. 13, 1995.  He was born in Staten Island, NY, and was a machinist retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Survived by brother-in-law, Paul John German of Texas; adopted daughter, Ina van den Bron of Hilo; newphew, nieces. [Adv Jan. 15, 1995]


Sui Yin “Girlie” Ryan, 84, of Honolulu, died Jan. 4, 1995.  She was born in Hawaii.  Survived by husband,  David K.; sons, Winfred Y.K. “Sonny” Lee and John K. Lee Jr. of Guam;  daughters, Lenora “Tiny” Cassil of Oklahoma, Agnes “Honey” Van Keuren, Helene “Noni” Ryan of Arizona and Lila Lee Umiamaka; sister, Gladys LePorte; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.Inurnment: Hawaii State Veterans  Cemetery, Kaneohe.  [Adv Jan. 12, 1995]


Marian Oliver Rydstrom, 74, of Kapoho, Hawaii, died Feb. 21, 1995.  She was born in San Francisco, and was a housewife.  Survived by sons, Norvin Oliver of Texas, Andrew Oliver of Hilo, Scott Oliver and Spencer Oliver of Hilo; daughters, Page R. Macy of Kailua-Kona and Jan R. Dinmore of Lanikai, Oahu; and sister, Shirley Johnston of Texas.  [Adv Feb. 23, 1995]