Obituaries for Sunday, October 9, 2011

• Jeanette Oishi • Clarence Curran • Richard Hirai • Toribio


Jeanette Oishi

Jeanette Masayo Oishi of Wailua Houselots died Sept. 1, 2011, at home at age 82. Born Dec. 30, 1928, in Kapa‘a, she retired as a telephone operator at GTE.

She is survived by her sons, Mitchell (Lorrie) Oishi and Michael Oishi (Jolene Spence), both of Kapa‘a; daughters, Jewel (Derek) Young of Honolulu and Iris (William) Silva of Lihu‘e; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Oishi family with arrangements.

Clarence Curran

C.P. “Duke” Curran of Kapa‘a died Sept. 30, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 90. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 5, 1921, he was a U.S. Army, ret., 165 INF “The Fighting 69th.”

He is survived by his wife, Veronica Curran; daughters, Lois Handwerker of New York, Geraldine (Leonard) Marro of New York and Clare Gude of New York; 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Kapa‘a on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. with service at 10 a.m. Burial will be held at a later date in New York.

Arrangements by are made by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary Koloa.

Richard Hirai

Richard H. Hirai of Honolulu died Oct. 1, 2011, at St. Francis Hospice-Nuuanu at age 69. Born Dec. 4, 1941, on Kaua‘i, he was an attorney with Hirai and Hirai.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie M. Hirai; sons, Craig H. and Todd Y. Hirai; three grandchildren; brother, Brian Hirai; sisters, Larraine Hartley and Sharlene Crawford.

Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Harris United Methodist Church; visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial service will follow at 5 p.m. Private inurnments.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to St. Francis Hospice-Nuuanu, Harris united Methodist Church or the Rehab Hospital of the Pacific. Aloha attire is suggested.

Arrangements are made y Diamond Head Mortuary.

Toribio Pascua

Toribio Abraham Menor Pascua died Sept. 25, 2011, at St. Francis West, O‘ahu at age 77. Born on April 12, 1934, in Brgy. #4, Bacarra, Pl, he was a carpenter and held various positions.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gregorio and Francisca Pascua; daughter, Christine Pascua; brothers, Damaso Pascua, Peter Pascua and Mariano Pascua.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores Pascua of Ewa Beach; sons, Roger (Minda) Pascua of Kalihi, Orlando Pascua of Hanama‘ulu, Ludi (Evelyn) Pascua of Puhi, Lito (Sarah) Pascua of Ewa Beach and Christopher (Marissa) Pascua of Hanama‘ulu; daughter, Romelyn (Jay Nez) Pascua of Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters, Esther Tabancay of Watsonville, Calif., and Damiana Macdangdang of PI; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, at Hawai‘i Memorial Park Chapel, 45-425 Kamehameha Hwy., Kane‘ohe. Visitation will be held again at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. John the Baptist, 2324 Omilo Lane, Kalihi. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.

Arrangements were made by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.


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