Honolulu Advertiser & Star-Bulletin Obituaries

January 1 - December 31,  1995








Naomi Kuulei Vaielua, 47, of Honolulu, died Jan. 20, 1995.  She was born in Honolulu and worked in the cafeteria at Kaiulani Elementary School.  Survived by sons, John and Samuel; daughter, Vivian; mother, Miriam Hanawahine; brother, Samuel Hanawahine; sisters, Sunrise Monterde and Hanna Santiago; a grandchild. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.   [Adv Jan. 23.1995]


Lucia Barrios Valderama, 94, of Wahiawa, died Jan. 9, 1995. She was born Nov. 20, 1900 in San Juan, Ilocos Sol, the Philippines and was a member of Our Lady of Sorrow Church. Survived by, sons, Albaro (Maria),  Jose (Lolita) of Hilo; daughters, Mrs. Macario (Martina) Marinias, Mrs. Juan (Sofronia) Villamar, Catherina B.; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. [Adv. Feb. 1, 1995]


Ludivina S. Valdez of Waipahu died Dec. 12, 1995 in Queen’s Hospital.Valdez, 46, was born in Luna, La Union, the Philippines.  She is survived by husband Lorenzo S.; son Jarin E.; daughters Jollette E. and Juby E.; brother Dionisio Espiritu; sisters Josefina Agoot and Flaviana Espiritu. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park  [SB 10/01/1996]


Theodore Evangelista Valdez Jr., 64, of Honolulu, died Feb. 18, 1995.  He was born in Honolulu.  He retired from Young Brothers  after 31 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion.Survived by wife, Carol K. Mahoe Valdez; brothers, Stanley and Rudy; sisters, Mrs. David (Alice) Kea and Mrs. Segundo (Marlene) Facuri. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.  [Adv Feb. 2, 1995]


Graciano  Valencia, 89, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, died Jan. 16, 1995.  He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, the Philippine and was a retired tractor driver for the former Hamakua Sugar Co.He belonged to Laupahoehoe Senior Citizens.  Survived by sons, Raymond, Stanley of Hilo, Alex of Honolulu, Eugene “Gene” , Roger and Paul;  daughter, Lorraine Ballado of Hilo; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.  Burial: Ookala Catholic Church Cemetery.  {Adv Jan. 18, 1995]


Mele Fotu Varameilaio, 80, of Kaneohe died Jan. 2, 1995.  She was born in Tonga and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church Tongan Congregation and Tongan Community.Survived by daughter, Salome Toaila Tuouniua; son, Sione Tupoutoa Fotu; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.  Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.  [Adv Jan. 7, 1995]


Manuel “Speed” Vasconcellos, aretired plumber, died Friday, Dec 29, 1995 in the Life Care Center of Hilo. Vasconcellos, 91, was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers John "Johnny" and Dan­iel; and sisters Gussie Morgado, Lucy Cypriano, Hilda Delima, Connie Garcia and Matilda Howery. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park[SB 04/01/1996]


George Teixeira Vaspra Jr.,     73, of Waialua, died Jan. 28, 1995. He was born August 30, 1921 in Wailuku, Maui, and retired from Hawaiian Bitumuls Co. after 35 years of service.He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local Union 3. Survived by sisters, Mrs. John (Margaret) Nascimento of Nevada, Mrs. Manuel (Violet) Nascimento and Mrs. Francis (Eleanor) Benedict, Mrs. Jacqueline M. Gouveia. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.  [Adv Feb. 2, 1995]


David Velasco, 61, of Kaneohe died Jan. 13, 1995 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital.  He was born May 15, 1933 in Houston, TX and was a retired ship’s serviceman first class with the U.S. Navy. Survived by wife, Marie; sons, Richard D. Gorloff Sr. and Alan R. (Faye)Gorloff;four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. [Adv Jan. 18, 1995]


Peggy Emiko Ventura, 76, of Aiea, died Jan. 7, 1995.  She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii and was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Aiea Kingdom Hall.  Survived by husband,  Alfred V.; daughter, Theresa Lum; sons, George Kimura and Alton Ventura; sister, Tsukie Imaizumi; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Burial: Hawaii State Veteran’s Cemetery, Kaneohe.  [Adv Jan. 11, 1995]


Juanita KauweFancy” Venture, 56, of Ewa Beach, died Feb. 14, 1995.  She was born in Waipio Valley.  Survived by mother, Lily Kauwe Ventura of Hilo; brothers, Severo Jr. of Pahoa, John of Kawaihae and Clarence  of Ahualoa; sisters, Sayong Ralieta, AntoniaBalicanta and MabelKauwe, all of Honolulu, Jodie Amaral of Kohala,  Rose Alip of Hilo, Priscilla Hetrick of Arizona and Carmen Green of Maui. Burial: Alae Cemetery.  [Adv Feb. 19, 1995]


Jose Sonny” M.Vera Cruz Sr., 72, of Honolulu, died Jan. 30, 1995. He was born in Honolulu and was a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 41  boilermaker.  He paddled for Hui Nalu Canoe Club and coached Haleakala  Club. Survived by daughters,Mrs. Timothy (Sheila) Paku-Singer, Mrs. Kurt (Sandra)  Kobashigawa and Geraldine Lau; sons, Jose “Sonny” Jr. and James Figuero; sisters PhyllisGarcia,  Rebecca Bagby, Mary Gandall, Judy Kele, Mary Berle; brothers  Samuel Vera Cruz;  George Vera Cruz and  Mark Saito. Burial: Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.  [Adv Feb. 2, 1995]


Yvette Victorino, 52, of Kailua, died Jan. 2, 1995.  She was born in Kaimuki and wasa registered nurse.She worked for the Glendalee Adventist Hospital for nine yearsin charge ofthe CCU and was an office nurseand business manager for her husband.Survived by husband, Jack L. Victorino, MD; sons, Jon and Sean; stepdaughters, Joni Victorino and Jaye V. Gonzales; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Machado; brother, Daniel M. Machado Jr.; sisters, Nerita Machado, Lana Land-Lenhardt and Alohalani  Machado  [Adv Jan. 6, 1995]


KauaiBernice  Vidinha, 65, of Honolulu, died Jan. 14, 1995 at Wahiawa General Hospital.  She was born Nov 27, 1929 in Moiliili.She is survived by children, Manuel (Karen) Vidinha, Frank (Linda) Vidinha, Louis Vidinha, Warren (Kuuipo) Vidinha, Mrs. Jeff (Frances) Weiser; brother, Raymond Correa; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.  [Adv Jan. 21, 1995]


Loreta Caluya Viduya, 79, of Pearl City, died Feb. 21, 1995 at her residence. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, and was also a member of The United Vinitarinans of Hawaii and a former member of The Lanai Filipino Community Association.  Survived by husband, Liberato C. Sr.; sons, Liberato “Libby” Jr. and Robert C.; daughters, Mrs. Jacob (Rosita) Hueu, Mrs. Sidney (Adeline) Uyeda; brothers, Federico Caluya, Fred Caluya of CA; sisters, TrinidadDalde of CA, Flora Narito of Maui; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.  [Adv Feb. 22, 1995]


David “Kawika  Kermit Vieau, 31, of Honaunau, Kona, Hawaii, died Feb. 13, 1995.  He was born in Honolulu and was a former laborer with a furniture company. He was known as the South Side Violator #10 and a member of 726 Poo Kau O Honaunau.  Survived by mother, Ruth S. of Kaneohe; brother Stephen of WA; sisters, Susan T. Rodrigues of Kaneohe, Evelyn M. Opiopio of Kailua-Kona, Isabel L. Brighter of Kaneohe, Linda A. Davidson of Mililani, Sara E. Ah Nee of Waipahu and Debra E. Comilang of Pukulani, Maui; companion, Lon Bailey; hanai son, Tanner Bailey; hanai daughter, Thea Bailey.  [Adv Feb. 16, 1995]


Antone “Tony  Vierra Jr., 74, of Wahiawa, diedFeb. 15, 1995 in Honolulu.  He was born Dec. 15, 1920 in Waialua and retired as fire captain from the Federal Fire Department at Schoffield Barracks in 1972.He held membership in the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Catholic Church. Survived by wife, Violet; sons, Hercules “Herc” Michael of Maui, Adrian of CA, Paul and Herbert; brothers, Frank, Abel, Roger, Hercules and George Vierra; 15 grandchildren;and a great-grandson.Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.  [Adv Feb. 22, 1995]


John Robert Villarin, 6, of Honolulu, died Jan. 4, 1995 in Barbar, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines.  He was born Aug. 31, 1988 in Honolulu.  Survived by parents, Danilo and Encarnita Villarin; brother, Allan G.; grandparents, Bernardino and Elena Villarin and Emiliano and Carolina Etrata.  Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.   [Adv Jan. 26, 1995]


Raymond Villatora Sr., 64, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Feb.2, 1995. He was born in Puhi and was a retired  state equipment operator.  Survived by wife, Margaret; daughters, Mona,Cindy Cardenas, June Dabin; son, RaymondJr.; father, Martin; sisters, Gloria Caberto, Diane Vierra, Florence Alviar, Julie Lopez, Dolly Alimboyoguen and Mercy Ines; brothers, Benny, Vic and Dong, Tony and Frank Nadarisay; four grandchildren. Burial: St. Catharines Catholic Church Cemetery.  [Adv Feb. 18, 1995]


Lorraine R. Vincent of Pearl City died Dec. 24 in St. Francis Hospital. Vincent, 561 was born in Lahina. She is survived by husband Donald "Don" K.; daughters Daria A.R. Quinsaat, Debbie LS. Pregil and Lori L.R. Iseri; son Donald K. "Tadashi" Jr.; brothers Joseph, Rodney and Morris Inciong; and 11 grandchildren. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Parka   [SB 11/01/1996]


Jane Ann Vreeman, 43, of Lihue, died Jan. 24, 1995.Survived by mother, Wilhelmina of Michigan; brothers, Jerry of Illinois, Tom of Michigan, Steven of Alaska, Fred of California and Joel of Michigan; sisters, Willie Ahrenholzof Washington, Betty of Michigan, Mary Huizenga of Indiana and Joan Rhodes of Michigan. Burial: Lihu Public Cemetery.  [Adv Feb. 3, 1995]