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Wednesday, October 19, 2005
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OBITUARIES C5 HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN JOHN F. MINK f HUSBAND Politician's 'rock' supported By Richard Borreca rborrecastarbulletin.com John F. Mink, the husband of the late Hawaii congress-woman, Patsy T. Mink, died yesterday while visiting daughter Wendy Mink at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. He was 81. Joan Manke, a family friend and former congressional office manager for the late con- DeEtta Adams Oct. 4, 2005 DeEtta Adams, 59, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a U.S. Postal Service postal carrier, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in California. She Is survived by daughter Tanisha Ivy, sons Shawn and Shamus Berry, mother Ona Delle "Toni" Smallwood, sisters Nancy Anhaager and Linda Berry, and seven grandchildren. Private services. Lucia Bautista Apan Oct. 16, 2005 Lucia Bautista "Honey" Apan, 82, of Kahului, a Maui Land & Pineapple laborer, died In Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Ecija, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Alexander and Jeffrey, daughters Jamie Apan and Josephine Hudson, seven grandchildren and a greatgrandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at BorthwickNor-man's Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. A luncheon will follow. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. Raymond Shinsuke Azama Oct. 9, 2005 Raymond Shinsuke "Aku" Azama, 69, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department radio technician, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Janet H.; son Caret H.; daughters Stacy S. and Kelly K. Azama and Corrie C. Miyamoto; brother Richard; sisters Mitsue Higa, Shizue Suzuki, Harue Yoshimoto, Masae Sakurauchi and Sumiko Oi; and three grandchildren. Private services. Ignaclo M. Baliquar.ro Sr. Oct. 15, 2005 Ignacio M. Baliquatro Sr., 74, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He Is survived by wife Eu-logia A.; sons Leopoldo, Edgar and Ignacio Jr.; daughters Delia, Carolina, Elsa and Mylah Baliquatro and Violeta Amoguis; sister Carnota Carcueva; and 25 grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 4:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Bella Cordero Cabotaje Oct. 11, 2005 Bella Cordero Cabotaje, 67, of Honolulu, a retired Ala Moana Hotel employee, died at home. She was born in Lupao, Nueva Ecija, the Philippines. She Is survived by husband Albano; son Roger; daughter Perlita Tabil; brothers Amado and Flo-rentlno Cordero; sisters Maria Oslo, Lolita de Guzman and Faye Cordero; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. James N. Dias Sr. Oct. 2, 2005 James N. "Big Jim" Dias Sr., 58, of Honolulu, a former Kano Trucking truck driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son James N. Jr.; brothers Henry Palenapa and Samuel and Robert Kaolulo; and sisters Leilani "Deavon" Manini, Rose-lani Hironaka, Rowena "Chiq-uita" Yamaguchi, Olga Hartison, Hilane Kaolulo-Waters and Sharron Kalima. Services: 10:30 a m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes Sunday at Queen's Surf Beach, Waikiki; time will be announced at the services. Blue attire. Additional information provided (or an obituary published Sunday. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 9, 2005 OF LATE CONGRESSWOMAN r John .m) died yesterday yOf while visiting his daughter '-"7k-i at college in Massachusetts gresswoman, said John Mink's sudden death came as a surprise. "He has been on a trip to visit Ernesto Vilorla Florendo Oct. 14, 2005 Ernesto Viloria Florendo, 66, of Kapolei, a retired civil engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born In Naguilian, La Union, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Hildelita; son Jan; daughters Leilani and Amy Florendo and Beth Narciso; and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Wallace Paul Hackbarth Oct. 14, 2005 Wallace Paul Hackbarth, 59, of Waipahu, a systems consultant for The Systemcenter, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Phyllis; sons Wallace Paul Jr. and Dar-rin Criglar; daughter Summer L. Squires; parents Edward and Anna; sisters Loretta Thomas, Leilani Hackbarth and Deanna Isbister; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Unity Church of Hawaii, 3608 Diamond Head Circle. Call after 10:30 a.m. Vickie Joy Kaawaloa Oct. 15, 2005 Vickie Joy Kaawaloa, 62, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center, She was born in Missoula, Mont. She is survived by husband William K., daughters Amy Kaawaloa and Andrea Kaawaloa-Okita, brother Jim Coulter and a grandchild. Private services. Yolanda Kaleipuaala Kalna Oct. 11, 2005 Yolanda Kaleipuaala Kaina, 46, of Makakilo, an Army veteran, state Department of Transportation custodian for the Airports Division and state Department of Education educational assistant, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kalanl and Maika; daughters Kauwela and Emily Gomes; brother Clarence; sisters Laverne and Lizzie Kaina, and Jenny and Rose Ka-maoha; hanal children Pam Kaai, Paul Mioi, Edward and Shawna Okami, and Bobbi Russell; and companion Gregory Gomes. Services: 1 1 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation and inurnment to follow. Ethel Kawakami Oct. 3, 2005 Ethel "Toyo" Kawakami, 90, of Honolulu, former owner of Cherry's Coffee Shop, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Calvin T., Warren I. and Carl K.; daughters Diane T. and Jo-Ann N.; stepson Ronald K.; brother Yeitoku Higa; sisters Clara Fer-reira and Doris Shiohira; five grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. Private services. Carl William Llchtenwald Oct. 16, 2005 Carl William "Papa" Llchtenwald, 94, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, formerly of Phoenix, an Army veteran who served In World War II and the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Wauseon, Ohio. He is survived by wife Opal I., daughter Carla Jean Baker, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services in Arizona. Michael Francis Mlkul Off. 16, 2005 Michael Francis "Miko" Mikul, 78, of Hilo, a Master Plumber Consultants proprietor and master plumber, died at home. He also was a Navy veteran who PATSY MINK Wendy and had planned to stay for a couple of weeks," Manke said. "It is a shock and so sudden, I guess my memory of John will be how he was always there for Patsy," Manke said. Patsy Mink died a week after she won the Sept. 21 Democratic primary election in her re-election bid in 2002. At the time John Mink "reluctantly" decided to place his name on served in World War II. He was born in Sunol, Calif. He Is survived by wife Janice, son Paul, daughters Melody Dean and Holly Mikul, sister Virginia Pavlina and three grandchildren. Graveside services: noon tomorrow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo or Kokua Nurses. Feadora Beatrice Eldredge Miller Oct 7, 2005 Feadora Beatrice Eldredge "Feado" Miller, 87, of Kaiiua, a retired advertising agency secretary, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Ralph, son Kimo, daughter Lilia Johnson, sister Harriet Teshima, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keolu Chapel, 1461 Kanapuu Drive. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Agnes Lehua Kipilii Moran Oct. 15, 2005 Agnes Lehua Kipilii Moran, 73, of Waianae, a retired Plaza Hotel inspector, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Cindy Mahiai, Jackie Cummings, Mary Naeole, Virginia "Pee. Wee" and . Lorna Moran, Lisa Ann Yuen and Patti-Jo Sellers; brothers Charles and Franklin; sisters Mary and Lorna Kipilii and Elizabeth Dunn; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Waianae. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borth-wick Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1 1 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Haruko Nakamoto Oct. 5, 2005 Haruko Nakamoto, 90, of Honolulu, former co-owner of Nakamoto Service Station, died at home. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughters Joyce C. Nakamoto, Kay N. Wada and Patricia A. Neilson; brother Fred T. Nakamura; sister Yoshie "Gladys" Okano; and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. Clara Michiko Nakatsu Sept. 27, 2005 Clara Michiko Nakatsu, 89, of Pearl City, a retired restaurant owner and cook, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Raymond and Robert; daughters Catherine Yoshimura, Judy Schoenberg and Susan Infante; brothers Masahiro and Edward Sawamura; sisters Marion Sawamura, Elsie Fenna and Harriet Kitano; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Jane Kimlko Nlshlmoto Oct. 3, 2005 Jane Kimiko Nishimoto, 97, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis-Liliha Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Private services. Harry Ryosei Oshiro Aug. N, 2005 Harry Ryosei Oshiro, 76, of St. Louis, a computer programmer for the federal government, died. He was born in Kunia. He is survived by brothers Henry, Shogoro, John and Raymond; her throughout her career the ballot "so that Patsy's hard work for the people of the 2nd District (rural Oahu-neighbor islands) does not come to a premature and abrupt end on Nov. 30." Rep. Ed Case won both that election and the special election to fill the new term. Yesterday, Case called Mink "the rock on which his wife of 50 years, the late Congress-woman Patsy Mink, rested her and sisters Jenny Nishimura, Lillian Bessette and Alice Mat-sui. Services held in California and Hawaii. Joseph Reyes Sr. Oct. 16, 2005 Joseph Reyes Sr., 80, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired park caretaker for Hilo and Hapuna beach parks and Army (Tec 5) veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Patrick, Joseph Jr., Robin and Arnold; daughter Sweetie; brothers Alfred, Donald, Lawrence, Frank and Richard; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Inurnment and committal services: 11 a.m. at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Jack Rockwell Sheridan Oct. 13, 2005 Jack Rockwell Sheridan, 79, of Kailua-Kona, a real estate investor, Realtor and Army Air Corps pilot and veteran, died at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Nina Strucki-Sheridan; son Geary; daughters Katherine Sprague, Leslie Bartleson and Brooke Tinney; and five grandchildren. Services in Santa Barbara, Calif., at a later date. Kenneth Roland Silva Sept. 27, 2005 Kenneth Roland "Ken" Silva, 72, of Waianae, a retired Marine Corps gunnery sergeant and Hawaiian Electric Co. head of security, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by children Gina Kalai-waa, Sabrina Perez, Kenneth Silva II, Dawn Silva and Melody S. Abellanida; former wife Mercedes L.; companion Jeannine Hartman; stepchildren Catherine and John Singh; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual or aloha attire. Georgia Dee Stephas Oct. 16, 2005 Georgia Dee Stephas, 69, of Hilo, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory analytic chemist and Eastern Oregon University science storekeeper, died at home. She was born in San Angelo, Texas. She is survived by husband Paul, daugh pmd aArrttmnt Warning Hawaii Retirees... How Making Just One Mistake Could Cost You Thousands A just published frw rrport, Tht S Cosily j Financial Mistakes Many Proplc Make 1 Vfl Thq Rrtirr and Easy lay to Avoid j Than" ill show you ho B: Himinatt or rvdure lai on yourj IRA accounts Reducf mwsBnoH inromr taxes ! Reduce the income ui pud on invest- J inent income used to supplement j imome up to 8S I Biminatirrducf Cues on Social Security henoftB j Maxima nummw rmeis j f!!li!,"(ui; til fi j 7V"i 5 ', Recenr this free report by calling j rxl 510" I U hour free I recorded messaw Strnpfc record your name j j and atUn-st aid Kur In urouri it he ; rushed to mtule up(Ae last Ttas report i depirnifcfurJroAAtliji . ( a Inst iiV000 la tow awtt. fe-imri M a amy m.n lie j legendary public career. All who knew them could not help but admire their incredible marriage and partnership In love and life." Hawaii senior Sen. Daniel Inouye noted that Mink was a nationally recognized hydrolo-gist. "Just as the water he studied is essential to sustaining life, he was the water in Patsy's life that helped to give her the ter Tamara and brother Milton Morton. No services. Norman Stephen Stone Jr. Oct. 10, 2005 Norman Stephen Stone Jr., 80, of Kailua-Kona, a retired helicopter pilot and Navy veteran who served in the Korean Conflict, died in the Life Care Center of Kona. He was born in Hot Springs, Ark. He is survived by companion Marion Lathrop, son Michael, daughter Rebecca Gunderson, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Allen Hitoshi Tanaka Ocr. 8, 2005 Allen Hitoshi "Snooky" Tanaka, 84, of Mililani, an Army veteran and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Unit Company 1, died in Ka Punawai Ola, Kapolei. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Doris, sons Larry and Dennis, daughters Cynthia Szamei-tat and Debra Kaga, brother Rex, sisters Komatsu Tanaka and Namie G. Sanders, and nine grandchildren. Private services. John Robin Tauchas Oct. 6, 2005 John Robin Tauchas, 49, of Kaneohe, died at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by daughter Trista; brothers Philip, Thomas and Paul; and sister Jeanette Richardson. Private services in Kona. Larissa Kanee Wright Oct. 4, 2005 Larissa Kanee "Risa" Wright, 31, of Kaiiua, a Fisher Hawaii assistant manager in the Freight Department, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born on Molokai. She Is survived by father Hiram N. Sr.; mother Desiree "Ilima" Pa'a'aina-Lima; hanai parents Grace "Mommie-Tita" Nihipali-Wright and Paul Nihipali; brothers Hiram "Brada" Jr., Sheldon, mN'fTAL KOTiCLS FUNERAL Borthwtck Mortuary ERNEST JOSEPH BOB Age 75, passed away on Sept. 26, 2005. Mr. Bob, known to all as "Ernie", was born in Pawpaw, Michigan, the only child of Joseph Edward and Gertrude Taft Bob. When Mr. Bob was 7 years old, his father was killed in an automobile race. Mr. Bob had a life long interest in auto racing ever since. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in Rutherford, New jersey. During the past 50 years, he served In the US Navy, worked for United Airlines, joined Qantas Airways, and moved to Hawaii. He was an avid radio control boater and was past commodore of the Aloha Model Power Boat Association. He raced his boats all over the United States and Australia, winning many ribbons and trophies for his racing and beautiful boats. He was elected to the International Model Boating Hall of Fame in 1996. He had many other interests, among them were animals, reading, crossword puzzles, military history, hypnotism, golf, coin collecting, arid the Battleship Missouri after he retired. At the Missouri he was at first a docent, then a tour guide, and finally a tour supervisor and trainer. Mr. Bob is survived by his wife, Kathryn; daughter Belinda of Mililani; sons Richard "Rick" Lee of Honolulu and Thomas Lea of Prescott, Arizona; and grandson Chnstopher Abad. Memorial services will be at Borthwick Mortuary on Saturday. Oct. 22. 2005 at 4 00 p m. No flowers. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to me Humane Society of choice. Aloha attire. More funeral notices are on page C-12. strength to serve as a champion for peace, equal opportunity, education and women's rights," Inouye said. Mink was born in Pennsylvania and had studied at the University of Hawaii. He was an Air Force navigator during World War II, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross and had been a consultant for the Honolulu Board of Water Supply. Funeral services are pending. Leroy, Clancey, Curtis and Matthew Wright and Ekemana Lima; sisters Lehua and Corena Wright and Breezy Lima; and grandparents Ernest and Kanee Wright and Lucy "Wai" Pa'a'aina. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at the International Christian Church. Call after 5 p.m. Kazuo Yakuma Oct. 8, 2005 Kazuo Yakuma, 89, of Waipahu, a retired Board of Water Supply pipe fitter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys A.; daughters Cathy Wong and Lori Yakuma; brothers Tsugito, Mit-suo and Yoshito; and sister Elsie Kaisen. Private services. Elaine Hatsuko Yamashiro Oct. 11, 2005 Elaine Hatsuko Yamashiro, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Sei's Family Restaurant waitress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Lester Y. and brothers Kaichi and Seikichi Shiroma. Services: 1 1 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Helen Keliiwahinehelelani Hoick Yokoyama Ocr. 11, 2005 Helen Keliiwahinehelelani Hoick "Legs" Yokoyama, 73, of Kaneohe, formerly of Kau-nakakai, Molokai, a "Melelani Serenaders" entertainer, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Yolanda "Luana," sister Jane Lee, 14 grandchildren and 28 greatgrandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, east chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Monday. NOTICES rtNOlU NOTICES Moanalua Mortuary LARISSA "RISA" KANEE WRIGHT Larissa Kanee Wright was bom in Honolulu on May 8, 1974. In 1977, she moved to Moloka'i where she attended Kilohana Elementary then later transferred to Kaunakakai Elementary School. At the age of 16, Larissa moved to Maui where she attended Maui High School. Wanting to earn money, Larissa left high school and immediately got a job as a full-time babysitter. In 1992, Larissa moved to Kihei where she worked at a food establishment. On August 23, 1977, Lanssa earned a General Equivalency Diploma and a Certificate in Food Service. She represented her class as the salutatorian. Larissa loved the ocean, her family, friends and extended Ohana at Fisher Hawaii. She was originally hired at Fisher Hawaii as a phone order clerk, within 8 months she was promoted to the Assistant Manager position in the Freight Department. Though Larissa is no longer physically of this world, our memory of her will last forever. As we love her as she lived on this earth, we will continue to do so in her new lite In heaven. Larissa is survived by her family members: Dad. Hiram Nelson Wright Sr.; Mom, Desiree "Ilima" (Edmund "Boy") Pa'a'aina-Lima; hanai parents, Grace "Mommy Tita" Nihipali-Wnght, Paul Nihipali; grandparents. Ernest & Kanee Wnght, Lucy "Wai" Pa'aaina; brothers, Hiram "Brada" Wnght Jr., Sheldon (Ardis) Wright, Leroy Wnght, Ekemana (Carol) Lima. Clancy iKaala) Wnght, Curtis Wright, Matthew Wright; sisters, Lehua (Keoki) Wright, Breezy Lima, Corena (Lito) Wnght; uncles, Wayne (Fran) Wright, Joseph A Miller III. Daniel (Kathy) Paaaina, Imua (Tina) Pa a aina. Paul (Nani) Pa'a'ama, Kalei (Holly) Pa'a aina, Todd Pa a aina; aunties, Marvaiea (Lance) Lin Kee, Arleen (Jerry) Wright. Trint Pa'a'ama; cousin, Ouedida Kaiani, many other cousins, nieces, nephews. A her eitendedTianai Ohana at Fisher Hawaii. Visitation at Th International Christian Church on Fnoay (Oct 21) at 5 pm, eery at 6 pm. -'- t t 1 1, j

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