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WILLIAM D. CASTLE, a philanthropist and head of one of the oldest family foundations in the country, died Wednesday in Honolulu. He was 85. See story.
Former territorial legislator and veteran businessman YOSHICHI YOSHIDA, 96, died Jan. 24, 2001. See story.
DAVID BOBACK, assistant district director for the U.S. Department of Labors Wage and Hour Division in Hawaii, died Jan. 24 in New Brunswick, N.J. He was 63. See story.
FRANCIS "COACH POPS" MERRIL AKIONA, 67, of Makakilo, died Jan. 22, 2001. Born in Maui. Retired member of Local 3 Operating Engineers. Superintendent of general construction for Moses Akiona Ltd. Coach of Little League, Bobby Sox, Pony League and Youth Football. Survived by wife, Sarah; son, Kevin; daughters, Frances Sakamoto and Trina Loterbauer; brothers, James, Lloyd, Joseph and Gabriel; sisters, Emily Wendt, Lucy Acain and Shirley Gonzales; 10 grandchildren; great-grandson. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary; service 10:30 a.m. Burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
CORRINE C. ALLEN, 80, of Honolulu, died Jan. 29, 2001. Born in Leseur, Minn. A retired hotel manager. Survived by sons, Thomas and Timothy; daughters, Peggy Halverson, Penelope Noakes, Candace Welter and Melody Allen; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Beatrice and Margaret; brother, Larry; hanai children, Bailey and Kamille. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.
PAUL JEROLD ALVARICO, 58, of Mililani, died Jan. 15, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Mary, son, Michael; daughter, Paulamarie; brothers, Silvestre Sarsona, Honorato, Robert and Debe; sisters, Laurencia Galopa, Erenia Quijano, Rosario Saingco and Rosita Paraz. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:45 a.m. Monday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church; Mass 9:30 a.m. Committal service 11 a.m at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
GEORGE AMORIN, 79, of Lihue, Kauai, died Jan. 31, 2001. Born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. A Kauai County refuse collector. Survived by wife, Zinia; brothers, Manuel, Jack and Frank; sister, Delphine Shimizu. Visitation 9 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; Mass 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
THOMAS Y.H. AUYONG, 83, of Honolulu, died Jan. 22, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electronic supervisor. Survived by son, Eric; daughters, Sue Imose and Mei-Jeane; hanai brother, Walter Ching; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
ELEANOR T. CHAMPION, 81, of Palo Alto, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died Jan. 26, 2001. Born in Pasadena, Calif. Former member of Central Union Church and a life member of the Junior League. Survived by sons, Lee and Craig; daughter, Nancy and six grandchildren. Service Monday in Menlo Park, Calif.
FRANCIS JOSEPH EBLE, 35, of Honolulu, died Jan. 29, 2001. Born in Philadelphia, Pa. An archeologist. Survived by father, Frank; stepmother, Dolores; sisters, Marie Burgess and Ann Cannon. Mass 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. John Neumann Church, Mount Laurel, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Deborah Heart & Lung Hospital, Box 820, Browns Mills, N.J. 08015-0820. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
ELIZABETH CHIP GLENDON, 76, of Honolulu, died Jan. 24, 2001. Born in Pahala, Hawaii. A retired telephone operator for Hawaiian Telephone Co. Survived by husband, Henry; sons, Henry Jr. and Edward; daughters, Sheryl Stein, Cassandra Rickard and Deidre Glendon; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 9:45 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers.
NANCY NATSUKO GOULD, 66, of Wahiawa, died Jan. 29, 2001. Born in Aiea. Survived by daughter, Terry Higuchi; brothers, Kakuto and Shingo; sisters-in-law, Pauline, Betty and Mieko Higuchi. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.
RALPH KOICHI HAYASHI, 43, of Waipahu, died Jan. 5, 200. Born in Honolulu. A real estate consultant. Survived by parents, Nobuo and Mary; brothers, Randall, David and Alden. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
WILLIAM VINCENT KAHIAPO SR., 77, of Waimanalo, died Jan. 27, 2001. Born in Kona, Hawaii. A retired Honolulu Fire Department captain. Survived by wife, Rose "Loke"; sons, William Jr., John and Michael; daughter, Rebecca Kahiapo and Ginger Benavidez; sisters, Leatrice Mendes and Carolyn Crowder; hanai daughter, Verna Pearl Adaro; 18 grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at St. George Catholic Church; Mass 12:30 p.m. Committal service 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
JANIE M. LARSH, 78, of Kaneohe, died Jan. 29, 2001. Born in Dallas, Texas. A retired prima ballerina. Survived by son, Richard Barlow; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Ordensteins Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
RAYMOND LASCO, 76, of Wahiawa, died Jan. 27, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by companion, Claudia Abad; brothers, George Kauhi and Joseph Moses; sons, Raymond, Lyle "Kalani", Hauoki, Raymond, Ray and Moses; daughters, Sorena, Fanny, Tempest and Roxane; 10 stepchildren; 24 grandchildren. Visitation noon Saturday at Kealiiokamalu Church, Haleiwa; service 3 p.m. Scattering of ashes at sundown at Haleiwa Bay. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
ISAYAS LABENDERO MANDRIAL SR., 86, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Jan. 26, 2001. Born in the Philippines. Survived by son, Isayas Jr.; daughters, June Johnson and Christine Pardua; brothers, Benjamin Mandrial, Domingo and Bacillio Laranio; sisters, Susie Dela Ping and Bessie Largo; eight grandchildren; great-grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Wahiawa, Oahu; Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial noon at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
TITO P. MIRAFUENTES, 71, of Honolulu, died Jan. 24, 2001. Born in Makawali, Kauai. Retired contractor. Survived by sons, Peter, San and Jayson; daughters, Darlene Nazarino, Bernadette Kinimaka. Francine Cabiles, Madonna Landon, Cornelia Atwater and Trina Dolfo; brothers, Herman, Larry and Tony; sisters, Florence Lee and Theresa Robles; 16 grandchildren; great-grandson. Visitation 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 11:30 a.m Committal service 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
SHIZUE SHIRATORI NISHINO, 96, of Kahului, Maui, died Jan. 28, 2001. Born in Pauwela. A homemaker and member of Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Survived by son, Akio; daughters, Toshiko Mizuguchi and Jane Tsuda; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Yoshiko Yanagawa. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
SUAUU FUIAVA NUNNALLY, 56, of Kapolei, died Jan. 22, 2001. Born in American Samoa. Survived by husband, John Jr.; sons, Ronnie and Fogatia Fuiava and Patrick; daughters, Ilasa Fuiava, Debbie Aivao, Shirley, Gwendolyn and Georgia; brothers, Pio Paau, Sifolau Leiato and Manino Alailefaleula; sisters, Tuaefu Tauilo, Faamama Savea, Anolilo Kolone and Apaau Noa; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 4:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
JACK K. OBRIEN, 77, of Honolulu, died Jan. 27, 2001. Born in Hawaii. Survived by wife, Eleanor; brothers, Glenn and Arnold; sisters, Katherine Ching, Leinani and Jennie Borthwick; children, Samuel Oppenheimer Jr., Lovery Michel, Raynette Mae Loves, Nathan Napoka, Jack B. OBrien, Shannon Cadell, Marlene Canne and Vanessa Pappalardo; 23 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Burial noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
JOHN HARUTO OKA, 88, of Aiea, died Jan. 25, 2001. Born in Ewa. Retired radio technician. Survived by son, Rodney; daughter, Phyllis Soma; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Horace, Mitsuo, Shizuo, Clarence, David and Walter; sisters, Gertrude Yamamoto, Dorothy Tanabe and Yoshie Mizokami. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
KENNETH MASASHI OKAZAKI, 64, of Waipahu, died Jan. 29, 2001. Born in Waipahu. A retired carpenter. Survived by brothers, Walter, Wallace, Stanley and Thomas; sisters, Kiyoko Bishizawa and Mieko. Service 5 p.m. Sunday at Waipahu Soto Mission. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
MICHAEL SHOICHI OKAZAKI, 50, of Honolulu, died Jan. 26, 2001. Born in Honolulu. President of Allied Insurance Co. Survived by wife, Amy; son, Matthew; daughter, Rachel; father, Masayuki; sisters, Patricia Morita and Sandra. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
ALFRED WAYNE NG PACK, 47, of Honolulu, died Jan. 29, 2001. Born in San Fernando, Trinidad. Owner of Als Cafe. Survived by wife, Ui Sik; children, Joseph William and Sarah Marie; parents, Julien and Mary; sisters, Veronica Kuhlemann, Jean Ng Pack and Euphemia Soo Hoo; brother, Nicholas. Visitation 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; commital service 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.
BOB RASMUSSEN, 86, a longtime Kailua resident, died Jan. 31, 2001. Born in Chippewa Falls, Wisc. An accomplished aviator who taught Kailua youth to fly gliders at Dillingham Field. Survived by wife, Eloise; sons, Robert and Ron; daughter, Nancy Mitchell; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. Memorial service to be held at sea at a later date.
MARCELO SANTIAGO, 88, of Honolulu, died Jan. 29 2001. Born in the Philippines. A retired Aloha State Enterprises owner. Survived by son, Michael; daughters, Marcella Masocol, Pauline Rodrigues, Danette Santiago Haole, Stacie Wade and Ashley Santiago; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; great-great-grandson. Visitation 8 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.
ANTHONY CEDRIC SIMON, 79, of Honolulu, died Jan. 28, 2001. Survived by wife, Janice; sons, Anthony Jr., James, Peter, William, George Simon, Robin and Raphael Rufino; daughters, Marie McCarthy, Adalyne Mason, Reynee Tanaka and Veronica Ramaila; sister, Maryjane Correa; brother, George; 33 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
DAVID WARREN STEELE, 74, of Orchid Land, Hawaii, died Jan. 16, 2001. Born in Boston, Mass. A retired U.S. Air Force radar instructor. Survived by wife, Shoko; son, David, daughter, Helen Eiwater; four grandchildren; great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
KAMA UESATO, 100, of Honolulu, formerly of Olaa, Hawaii, died Jan. 28, 2001. Born in Minami Nakagusuku, Okinawa. A retired self employed barber. Survived by sons, Donald, Thomas "Take" and Alan; daughters, Mildred Asato, Aiko Onaga, Thelma Akagi and Janet Yonamine; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 7 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 8 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
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