Honolulu Advertiser & Star-Bulletin Obituaries

January 1 - December 31,  2003







RUSSEL SAMPSON QUAINTANCE, 88, of Honolulu, died Feb. 4, 2003. Born in New York. Retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel; also retired from HOPACO Stationery Stores. Survived by wife, Laura; daughter, Michelle Lutz; son, Michael; six grandchildren; great-grandson. Mass 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Inurnment at a later date. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.   [Adv 07/02/2003]


KOON FONG QUAN, 74, of Honolulu, died may 9, 2003. Born in Nam Hoi Sar Tau Tai Lo Chuen, China. Survived by sons, yat Ming and Duck Ming; daughters, Mariana Quan-Hui, Virginia Quan-Yee, Diana Quan-Leong and Susana Quan-Low; brother, Hing Hon Lo; sister, Wing Lau Lo; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.  [Adv 13/05/2003]


MARCELLA KUULEI QUATTLEBAUM, 87, of Mililani, died Dec. 28, 2003. Born in Puna, Hawai'i. Retired from Public Works Center. Survived by daughter, Marsha Alvarez; three grandchildren; two great-grandsons; sisters, Barbara Skelly, Rita Lee, Nellie Julian and Delphine Aki; brothers, Arnold Morgado and Allen Morgado. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary; service noon; committal service 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.  [Adv 12/01/2004]


JOHNETTE LYNN QUEL, 30, of Nanakuli, died Feb. 3, 2003. Born in Hawai'i. Survived by husband, Jeff; son, Justice; daughters, Jazzell, Jazzlyn and Jasmine Billianor-Pinero; sisters, Susan and Lucille Billianor. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 'Ewa Beach; service 7 p.m. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.    [Adv 10/02/2003]


BERNARDINA ALEGRE QUENGUA, 87, of Waipahu, died July 29, 2003. Born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by sons, Leopoldo Sr., Bonie and Prescy; brother, Felix Alegre; sisters, Dolores Salvador and Eustacia Bayogo; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Resurrection of the Lord; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Rosary 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.   [Adv 06/08/2003]


CHRISTINE QUIDANGEN, 18, of Kaunakakai, Moloka'i, died June 19, 2003. Survived by parents, Celia and Daniel; brother, Dennis; grandparents, Ben and Fely; great-grandmother, Matilde. Service held. Burial at Kapa'akea Cemetery. Arrangements by Moloka'i Mortuary.     [Adv 10/07/2003]


PATSY HUN QUIDLEY, 55, of Buxton, N.C., died Oct. 31, 2003. Born in Ho-nolulu. Co-owner of Sonny's Waterside Restaurant and Quidley Trailer Park. Survived by daughters, Babette Ebert and LeeAnn Canning; sons, William "Sonny" III and Jonathan; sisters, Lily Cabinatan and Stephanie Kinohi; brother, Francis Hun; four grandchildren. Mainland service. Burial at the Quidley Family Cemetery in Buxton.   [Adv 12/11/2003]


ISMAEL "SMILEY" QUIMPO, 77, of Waimanalo, died Sept. 5, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A retired laborer. Survived by stepson, Clinton Francisco; stepdaughter, Nazare Coloma; brothers, Ignacio and Joseph Quimpo. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.  [Adv 14/09/2003]


Mayming Iris Quinsaat  -  Maui's first family of volleyball suffered another devastating loss during the weekend.  The Quinsaats of Pa'ia, three generations of whom have been involved in the sport, are mourning the loss of Mayming Iris Quinsaat, 45, who died Saturday Jul 19, 2003 after a brain aneurysm. Two and a half years ago, Iris' brother, Paul Quinsaat, died unexpectedly of heart failure. He was 38. "It's so hard to see your two children go like that," said their mother, Pauline Quinsaat. Iris, who worked at the county Department of Parks and Recreation, had just earned her bachelor's degree in business administration in May from the University of Hawai'i, through Maui Community College. She also was looking forward to the September birth of her third grandchild. She was at the sand courts at Kanaha Beach Park in Kahului on July 6 with family members when she was overcome by a piercing headache and immediately underwent surgery at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She died Saturday after two weeks in a coma. Pauline Quinsaat, 65, said she is relying on her faith as a Jehovah's Witness to once again help her survive personal tragedy. Despite her grief, she said the untimely deaths of two of her seven children have not darkened her outlook. "Life is wonderful. Always be thankful, I always say," said Quinsaat, a woman of quiet determination who once chained herself to a milo tree in Pa'ia town to save it from being cut down. The Quinsaats for years were at the center of Maui's volleyball scene, running pick-up games and tournaments at the old Pa'ia Gym, just up the road from the sugar mill, and also taking their game to the beach. Along with in-laws and extended family, they ran the Maui Brothers men's volleyball club, which until the mid-1990s organized a popular summer tournament that attracted top teams from around the state. Pauline coached at Maui High and St. Anthony High School and was involved in club teams as her children and grandchildren grew up. She started the Na 'Opio O Maui youth volleyball club but retired from the sport five years ago. She said she always had one coaching tip that held throughout the years: "If you want to be a volleyball player, you have to play from here," she said, placing her hands over her heart. Son Paul Quinsaat was one of the island's top male players, and Iris was a regular on the court as well. Iris' son, Cory, was a standout volleyball player at Maui High School. Iris' sister, Norinne Suzuki, coaches girls volleyball at the Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus. UH Wahine volleyball star Nalani Yamashita is one of Norinne's daughters. Another daughter, Tania, played for the University of California Santa Barbara, while a third, Twaila, played at Hawai'i Pacific University. Another of Iris' brothers, Darren Quinsaat, was a player and former high school coach, and another sister, Dreanne Quinsaat, was one of Maui's top female players. Aside from the family's volleyball interests, the Quinsaats long have been a fixture in the former plantation town of Pa'ia. They own several properties in town, including the building that once housed Auggie's Pool Hall, run by Pauline's husband, Augustin. The pool hall closed several years ago, and the family now runs Aloha Island Shave Ice there. Visitation for Iris Quinsaat will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary, with a service at noon. Cremation will follow. The family suggests that flowers be limited to lei only. Iris Quinsaat additionally is survived by sisters Sandra Lynn Quinsaat and Charlynne Ramolete, her grandfather, John K. Travis, and fiancé Michael Anderson.     [Adv 22/07/2003]


MARCELINA MARTINEZ QUIOCHO, 80, of Honolulu, died May 6, 2003. Born in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by husband, Rafael; daughters, Resty Domingo and Delia Aban; grandson, Robert; brother, Quintin Martinez. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.    [Adv 18/05/2003]


THOMAS R.E. "BOXER" QUIOCHO, 69, of Makaweli, Kaua'i, died Jan. 16, 2003. Born in Makaweli. Retired from Gay & Robinson. Survived by wife, Loretta; son, Darryl; daughters, Tanya Quiocho and Tita Anne (Shelly) Aguinaldo; stepmother, Leau; brothers, Wilfred and Ernest; sisters, Yolanda Canancia, Angie Ili and Francis; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 8 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at Waimea Sacred Hearts Church; Mass 11 a.m. ; burial to follow at Hanapepe Filipino Cemetery. Causal attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.    [Adv 21/01/2003]


Cherie K. Quist, 38, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Mililani, an employee at the Wolfsons Children Hospital and Arlington Young Men's Christian Association, died Aug. 1, 2003, in Florida. She was born in Hemett, Calif. She is survived by husband James, son Dane, daughters Brianne and Noelle, parents Ditmar and Jean Bezold, and brother Yeayin Saepae. Services held in Jacksonville. Donations suggested to the Cherie K. Quist Special Cancer Fund c/o Wachovia Bank.   [SB 14/08/2003]


CECILIA CACPAL QUITON, 59, of Honolulu, died Nov. 8, 2003. Born in Dasay, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by son, Earl; daughter, Cheryl Quiton-Agunat; brother, Tomas Cacpal Jr.; stepdaughter, Adelaida; two grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Mount Church; Mass 9:15 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.  [Adv 27/11/2003]


JAMES CARDENAS QUITON, 88, of Honolulu, died Aug. 21, 2003. Born in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Hale Koa Hotel employee. Survived by wife, Segundina "Pascuala" Quiocho Quiton; daughters, Elizabeth Martinez and Erlinda Panen; sons, Romeo and Leonard; brother, Felix Cardenas; sister, Gaudelia Quillopo; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Mass 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Catholic Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa; burial 10 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.   [Adv 28/08/2003]


LILLIAN YIM QUON, 84, of Honolulu, died March 31, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired federal government employee. Survived by sons, Wayne, Sanford and Leslie; brother, George Yim; sisters, Daisy Lau and Betsy Wong; six grandchildren; great-grandchild. Visitation 10 a.m to noon Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service noon; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.    [Adv 05/04/2003]