Honolulu Advertiser & Star Bulletin Obituaries

January 1 – December 31, 1997





John T. Quattlebaum, 76, of Mililani, who retired from the U.S. Navy and from the federal government, died Jan. 11, 1997 in Tripler Hospital. He was a World War II veteran and former vice president of the Ewa Hawaiian Civic Club. Born in Tucker, Ark. he is survived by wife Marcella K.; daughter Marsha L. Alvarez; three grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Prayer service: 11 a.m. Friday in Mililani Mortuary, Waipio-mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.  No flowers.    [SB 21/01/1997]


Anne E. Quemado, 53, of Honolulu died Wednesday Aug 20, 1997 in Kaiser Hospital.  Born in Portland, Ore., she is survived by husband Richard; daughter Sherry Garcia; sister Claudia Mill; and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aliamanu Ward. Call after 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers.     [SB 26/08/1997]


Mique Quenzer was a talented filmmaker who shot some of Hawaii’s most notable television commercials, friends recall. “He was the best,” said Gloria Tamashiro, who starred with her husband, Ben, in over 40 Bank of Hawaii “Harry and Myra” commercials, all directed by Quenzer. “We learned a lot from him, just by listening,” Tamashiro added. “He was so patient. I had great respect for him.” Quenzer died Wednesday Nov 19, 1997 at Queen’s Hospital, a month before his 54th birthday. “His approach was that of a filmmaker—more measured, precise and artistic,” said Buck Laird of Laird Christianson Advertising. “I remember a First Hawaiian Bank commercial that told the story of a son leaving for college and the end shot has the father and son embracing. “I used to use that as an example of the quality of work you could get in Hawaii,” Laird added.  “Mique’s work was national quality as opposed to the quick- and-dirty stuff.” Quenzer came to Hawaii in the ’60s and worked for Cec Heftel at KGMB-TV, said his friend and former business partner Peter Dawson. After forming the Hawaii Production Co., Quenzer branched out on his own in 1976 with Quenzer Driscoll Dawson Inc. “Mique was a creative free spirit and very dynamic,” Dawson said. “I know he had a great deal of fun working on the ‘Harry and Myra’ spots. The first one in the series came out around 1985.” Another of his memorable commercials involved a bowling ball that wrecks a house. The spot was for First Insurance. “Mique had a great wit and was a wonderful story teller,” said Jim Loomis of Loomis & Pollock Advertising. “We were on opposite sides of the fence politically—he did a lot of (former Gov. George) Ariyoshi’s stuff and I was with the (former Mayor Frank) Fasi camp—but his work was always on the cutting edge.” Ken Libby, photo director for Light Impressions, called Quenzer “a mentor to a lot of people in town. “He was good at thinking on his feet, so he could make something better,” Libby added. “I think he was great at getting professional performances out of nonprofessionals, and he especially worked well with kids.” Quenzer was also instrumental in organizing the Film and Video Association of Hawaii. He worked in Hawaii for 30 years before leaving in 1994 to become director of marketing and internal communications for Pinnacle Post, then the Northwest’s top post-production and special effects company.  More recently, Quenzer had been working as a free-lance director. Born in Los Angeles, he is survived by wife Elaine Dietrich; son Kaleo; daughter Lori; brothers Peter and Jim; and sisters Barbara and Georgene.  Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaii State Film Studios, 510 18th Avenue. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Mique Quenzer Memorial Fund, c/o FAVAH, P.O. Box 11617, Honolulu, HI 96828.            [SB 21/11/2997]


John A. Quereto, 85, of Kapaa, Kauai, a maintenance worker in the pineapple industry, died last Wednesday Aug 27, 1997 in Kapaa. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Germina; sons John, Nicholas and Moroni; and brother Andrew. Visitation: 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kappa Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial: Kapaa County Cemetery. Casual attire.


Juanita E. Querubin, 68, of Hanamaulu, Kauai will be remembered in services Saturday. She was killed in a traffic accident on Kuhio Highway on Aug. 1, 1997. She was an outreach worker at Kauai Economic Opportunity. Born in Lihue, she is survived by husband Benjamin; daughters Katherine Rogers and Carolyn Taketa; son Benjamin Jr.; sister Catalina Delos Reyes; brothers Angel, Faustino and Domingo Escalante and Franklin Lemon; and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.   [SB 14//08/1997]


Narcisa G. “Iday” Quiming, 83 of Waipahu died Wednesday Jul 16, 1997 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, the Philippines, she is survived by sons Cirilo G. and Roberto G.; daughters Hipolita Doria and Magdalena Manglallan; sisters Saling Cajang and Elay Evangelista; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.  Casual attire.      [SB 22/07/1997]


Catherine R. Quimpo, 71, of Waimanalo died Thursday Jan 23, 1997. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Ishmael; sons Tim Daniels, Francisco Jr. and Ronald Ranit, and Clinton Francisco; daughters Shirley Coloma and Carolyn Pedro; brothers Damien and Bernard Maghinay; sisters Beatrice Martin, Pauline Kamoku, Loretta Baptiste and Betty Dizon; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 9:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary, call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.     [SB 28/01/1997]


Gertrude F. “Prejean” Quinlan, 55, of Honolulu, an educational assistant at Likelike Elementary School, died Wednesday Apr 2, 1997 in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu,  she is survived by husband Michael; sons Stephen A. Freitas Jr. and William M.K. and Michael F.K. Quinlan; daughters Ella Freitas-Hunt, LeeAnn K. Freitas and Colleen K.  Quinlan; sister Eleanor Hayashida; brother Joseph W. Prejean Jr.; and six grandchildren.  Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church, Wilder Avenue. Call from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.


Emilio G. Quinto, 80, of Honolulu died Oct. 8, 1997  in Kuakini Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Eusebia A.; sons Guillermo, Fernando and Raymundo; daughters Magdalena Martinez, Froylyn Quinto, Imelda Cruz, Katherine Santiago and Carmelita and Rachel Quinto; brothers and sisters in the Philippines; and 13 grandchildren. Wake: 8 p.m. today at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in the Philippines.      [SB 18/10/1997]


Carmello P. Quintos, 49, of Waianae, a former Coco’s Spencecliff Restaurant employee, died Thursday Feb 13, 1997 in the Waianae Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by mother Maria Wright; daughter Carlitalyn; brother Thomas; sisters Rosa M. Ventura and Evangeline Campbell, and a grandchild.  Mass: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Hearts Church, 85-786 Old Government Road. Call after 6 p.m. No flowers.


George P. “Geo” Quiroga, 68, of Honolulu, a retired steward at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Waikiki, died Friday Nov 21, 1997 at Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Evangeline “Jean”; sons Arnold, Florentino, William Jr., Florencio, Julius and Lance; brother Mariano, and 14 grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: noon Wednesday. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m., Mililani Memorial Park.        [SB 24/11/2997]