For Sunday, January 26, 2014
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Jan 26, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 9:26 a.m. HST, Jan 27, 2014
Gloria Tomoso Bediamol
Jan. 20, 2014
Gloria Tomoso Bediamol, 98, of Kahului, a Maui Pine retiree, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Ted, Eddie, Thomas, Maurice and Alex; daughter Carmen Goble; sister Florence Rodrigues; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, main section. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Lois Ann Cecil
Jan. 18, 2014
Lois Ann Cecil, 82, of Hilo, a retired real estate agent, died at home. She was born in Iowa. She is survived by husband Dr. Andrew D. Bisset, sons Ronald and Donald, and two grandchildren. Private services.
Jan. 17, 2014
Adam Cravalho, 78, of Haiku, Maui, a retired post office maintenance manager, died. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Rachel A.; son Charles Galvan; brothers Wilfred, Lionel and Manuel Jr.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rita Church, 655 Haiku Road. Mass: 11 a.m. Inurnment at noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Shigeko Izumigawa Ferrer
Jan. 6, 2014
Shigeko Izumigawa Ferrer, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Del Monte Corp. pineapple picker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Paul K. Izumigawa. Visitation at noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 3 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Betty Jean Gomes
Jan. 21, 2014
Betty Jean Gomes, 76, of Lihue, owner of Printing Services Corp., died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lawai, Kauai. She is survived by sons Richard, Robert and John Young; daughter Florence Young-Cawaring; brother John K. Santos; sisters Bella Ilalaole and Louise Silva; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 8 at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
Jan. 17, 2014
Valentine Gomes, 92, of Kihei, Maui, a retired planning mill mechanic and mill operator at Alexander & Baldwin, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Eleanor X., son James "Kimo" and sister Rita Pavao. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Jan. 19, 2014
Choko Hamamoto, 99, of Pearl City, a retired McBryde Sugar Plantation field supervisor, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Florence M.; daughters Yaeko W. "Winnie" Goshi, JoAnn H. Shimabukuro and Molly M. Fujikawa; sister Misao Reyes; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Catherine K. Hesch
Jan. 9, 2014
Catherine K. Hesch, 65, of Honolulu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Asmat, West Papua. She is survived by sons Thomas and Samuel, daughter Linda, sister Rosa Asekar and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Dec. 31, 2013
Sueno Honma, 89, of Lawai, Kauai, an accounts clerk at Olokele Sugar Co. in Kaumakani, Kauai, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by son Grant; daughter Rebecca Honma-Ashizawa; and sisters Chikako and Rachael Yamashiro, Haruno Souza, Margaret Oshiro, Dora Yamamoto, and Marjorie Honjiyo. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hanapepe United Church of Christ. Services: 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 1, 2014
Yoshito "Spooky" Inamasu, 92, of Wailuku, a Maui Land & Pineapple Co. can inspector, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Kimiko, daughters Jacqueline Yamaguchi and Diane Tadakuma, and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.
Daniel T. Kikugawa
Jan. 14, 2014
Daniel T. Kikugawa, 75, of Waipahu, a retired jeweler and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by brother Michael and sister Ruth Ragucci. No services.
Colleen Ann Kilin
Jan. 8, 2014
Colleen Ann Kilin, 59, of Wahiawa, a retired state Civil Defense employee and Federal Emergency Management Agency civil servant, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alfred E. Domingo; sons Steven J. Kilin, Alfred "Kaliko" Domingo and Braunsen K. Kalaikai; sister Jamie Anusewicz; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at St. Patrick Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.
Eugene Hu Date Lee
Dec. 27, 2013
Eugene Hu Date Lee, 83, of Glenwood, Hawaii, a Progressive Meat Market meat cutter, a retired Air Force technical sergeant who served in the Vietnam War, and a retired Safeway meat cutter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Gerard T.K.Y.; stepdaughters Cathy DeCosta and Laura Gonzalez; brothers Clarence H.C. and Robert H.S.; sisters Ida H.T. Chang, Evelyn H.Y. Chun and Alice H.C. Yee; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Gathering Place of New Hope Christian Fellowship, Hilo. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.
Luciano Manzano Lizada
Dec. 17, 2013
Luciano Manzano Lizada, 89, of Aiea, a laborer, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Soledad P.; sons Benjamin, Reynaldo, Virgilio, Erni, Albert and Melchor; daughters Myrna Lizada, Lolita L. Salas and Imelda L. Spence; brothers Jose and Francisco; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.
Jan. 6, 2014
Itsuko "Janet" Matsumoto, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Navy Exchange clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alan H. Private services.
Philip H.M. Mau
Dec. 16, 2013
Philip H.M. Mau, 71, of Honolulu, a retired foreman machinist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop X31, and a Navy veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ethel, sons Michael and Daniel, daughters Michelle Andrade and Cynthia Mau-Bryant, and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church hall, Kalihi. Casual attire. No flowers.
Charles Faun McClure
Dec. 26, 2013
Charles Faun McClure, 74, of Hawaii Kai, an artist and retired federal administrator, died at home. He was born in Colorado. He is survived by aunt Shirley and cousin Eugene Jr. Private services and private scattering of ashes.
Kathleen Mary Montvel-Cohen
Jan. 21, 2014
Kathleen Mary Montvel-Cohen, 69, of Hilo, a retired University of Guam fine arts professor, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Racine, Wis. She is survived by sisters Marilyn Flynn and Marita Prendergast. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Friday at Hospice of Hilo Community Center, 1011 Waianuenue Ave. Casual attire.
Sapphire Ann Mosqueda
Jan. 7, 2014
Sapphire Ann "Annie" Mosqueda, 32, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jonathan, parents Herbert and Patricia Anderson, brother Kaleo Anderson and sister Brassie Anderson. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.
Jan. 2, 2014
Keichi Ogi, 89, of Pearl City, a retired electrical engineer at Fort Shafter and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by son Ronald K., daughter Leona Y. and sister Natsue Takano. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.
Elsie T. Okawa
Jan. 12, 2014
Elsie T. Okawa, 92, of Honolulu died in Pearl City. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Claude T., daughter Mae Lara, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
Jan. 23, 2014
Tsunako Okuno, 100, of Kula, Maui, a retired seamstress, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by niece Leslie Yoshioka. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Maui Memorial Park, main section. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Simeon D. Padiong
Jan. 17, 2014
Simeon D. Padiong, 78, of Kahului died. He was born in Sigay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Flora D.; sons Dominador, Mateo and Joel; daughters Febe Uberita, Feliza Bangisan and Patricia Peredo; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Kahului Full Gospel Temple. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:15 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Jan. 13, 2014
William Quiocho, 76, of Honolulu, a Roberts Hawaii tour guide, died at home. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Shawn and Scott, daughter Sheldeen "Wendy" Quiocho-Vesto, brother Abel, sister Kuulei and four grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.
Jan. 21, 2014
Werner Schuster, 83, of Palmer, Alaska, formerly of Honolulu, an Army veteran who served in the Korean War and an entrepreneur, died at home. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Gail, son Fred, daughters Kristine and Brenda, stepsons Jason and McWayne, stepdaughters Stephanie and Jackie, 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held in Palmer. Online condolences: legacy-alaska.com.
Thomas "Thom" J. McGarvey Jr.
Jan. 8, 2014
A memorial service for Thomas “Thom” J. McGarvey Jr. will be held Feb. 3 at the Saint Louis School/ Chaminade University Mystical Rose Oratory.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m., followed by a service at 6:30 p.m.
McGarvey, for more than three decades the executive director of the Miss Hawaii Scholarship Pageant, died Jan. 8 at age 70. He took the struggling beauty pageant to new heights beginning in 1981, bringing on live TV coverage and creating a foundation to provide scholarships for coeds seeking the Miss America title and expanded visibility for the pageant.
Under his watch, he produced two Miss Americas from Hawaii: Carolyn Sapp in 1992 and Angela Baraquio in 2001.
Eleanor C. Nordyke
Jan. 17, 2014
When President Barack Obama was attacked by those who questioned his Hawaii birth, Eleanor C. Nordyke proudly came forward with the birth certificates of her own twin daughters, born at the same hospital on the day after the president.
The numbers on the twins’ birth certificates were only a few digits away from the president’s, a fact Nordyke offered up in support of the authenticity of Obama’s certificate. Conspiracy theorists were unimpressed and actually found ways to weave Nordyke into the birther conspiracy.
Her daughter, Mary Ellen Nordyke-Grace, said the incident was emblematic of her mother’s zeal for what she believed in.
“She really took on a passion for certain causes,” she said. “She was known for her intellect, drive for excellence, generosity, perseverance, ‘can-do’ positive attitude, and passion for projects and causes.”
The author and historian died Jan. 17 at age 86. She was the primary author of “The Peopling of Hawaii” (1977, 1989), “I’m Third: An American Boy in Depression Years” (2003), and “Pacific Images: Views from Captain Cook’s Third Voyage” (1999, 2008).
A resident of Manoa Valley for nearly 60 years, Nordyke retired from the East-West Center Population Institute after a 20-year-plus affiliation.
After she appeared in the Honolulu Advertiser in 2009 holding up her twins’ birth certificates, birthers questioned their authenticity and suggested her motivation was somehow tied with her East-West Center link with Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, who studied there.
Nordyke came to Hawaii in the 1930s, when her father, Ralph G. Cole, served as an executive with the YMCA of Honolulu. After earning her nursing degree at Stanford University in 1950, she married Dr. Robert A. Nordyke.
They returned in 1960 to Honolulu, where her husband started his 35-year career in nuclear medicine at Straub Clinic & Hospital. She gained interest in the population field during her graduate work in public health at the University of Hawaii.
She was an active member of the Hawaiian Historical Society, Captain Cook Society in the United Kingdom, YMCA Camp Erdman board, Friends of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Stanford Club of Hawaii, Adventure Club and Punahou School Class of 1945. She also was a volunteer at Straub.
She is survived by children Mary Ellen Nordyke-Grace, Carolyn Nordyke Cozzette, Dr. Thomas James Nordyke, Susan Elizabeth Bell and Gretchen (Nini) Carter Worthington; brother Ralph N. Cole; and 13 grandchildren.
Services will be held at Central Union Church on Feb. 17 at 4:30 p.m. Visitation is at 4 p.m., with a reception to follow the funeral.
Donations in her name may be sent c/o Nina Mullally, Straub Clinic & Hospital, 888 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96813; or c/o Mandy MacMahan, YMCA of Honolulu, YMCA Camp Erdman, 69-385 Farrington Highway, Waialua, HI 96791.