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KANE FERNANDEZ, who took over the familys carnival and circus business and built it into one of the most successful entertainment firms in Hawaii, died yesterday of an apparent heart attack. He was 64. See story.
A funeral for LILLIAN HEE HERRING, who died in a New Years Eve fire that destroyed her Palolo home, will be Saturday at St. Patricks Church. See story.
Noted Big Island sportsman and promoter TAI ON CHOCK died Jan. 5 at Hilo Medical Center. He was 73. See story.
LEROY KAPULANI ALLEN, 55, of Makawao, Maui, died Jan. 5, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A Maui Electric Co. lead warehouseman. Survived by companion, Abbie Akui; mother, Deolonda Hamm, son, Leroy "Kapu" Guire; daughters, Sundra Allen-Nemoto, Sharleen Jones and Leah; brother, Charles "Chuck" Jr.; sisters, Betty Stoltz, Lydian Von Arnswaldt, Patricia Dilliner, Barbara Data, Beverly Fair, Pearl Cuban and Linda; hanai children, Roland Kehano Jr., Felix, Shane, and Teri Kehano. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Inurnment 11:30 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Lei welcome. Casual attire.
WILLIS LONG "LONGIE" APO, 72, of Oakland, Calif., formerly of Kahului, Maui, died Jan. 4, 2001. Survived by brothers, Alvin and Melvin; sisters, Lurene Silva, Helen Bissen, Viola Hanaiki and Bath Sheba Stevens. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Normans Mortuary. Service 9 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1st Ward, Kahului. Burial at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.
KENMI CHIKAZAWA, 81, of Honolulu, formerly of Pahoa, Hawaii, died Jan. 3, 2001. Born in Pahoa. A partner retired from A.C. and S. Body and Fender Shop. Survived by wife, Matsue; sons, Dennis and Steve; daughter, Ginny Kimata; brothers, Tetsuo and Yuichi; seven grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
ROCHELLE DEFREITAS, 57, of Hauula, Hawaii, died Jan. 5, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by daughter, Lorilee Damaso; brothers, Hebden and Gustive Kalili, Walter Camara; sisters, Ruthie Perry and Michelle Kalili. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday at Hauula Beach Park. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
WILLIAM VALENTINE DEREGO JR., 75, of Kapolei, died Jan. 6, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. A retired Air Force master sergeant. Survived by wife, Chiharu; sons, Manuel and Michael; daughters, Ann Mansfield and Monica Maher; brother, Manuel; sister, Mary Galante; five grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Calvary Chapel West Oahu; service 7 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
ALBERT GACUTAN SR., 60, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Jan. 5, 2000. Born in Lanai City. A retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. factory maintenance man. Survived by wife, Roberta; sons, Roy, Albert Jr., Brice, Jonathan and Arthur; brother, Francisco Baliling; sisters, Marisa Serrano, Rosita Avenue and Augustina Ebanez; stepmother, Myrna; 11 grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 11 a.m. to noon Friday at St. Josephs Catholic Church; Mass 12:15 p.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
DOROTHY "DODO" "DOT" GALBRAITH, 79, of Wahiawa, died Dec. 31, 2000. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by daughter, Shirley Galbraith-Pumphrey; sisters, Kay Jones, Fay Young and Lavina; five granddaughters; three grandsons; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary makai chapel; service 11 a.m. Casual attire.
MILTON SATOSHI HARAGA, 48, of Honolulu, died Jan. 2, 2001. Born in Honolulu. All Hawaiian Travel agent. Survived by caregiver, Yvonne Kaneshiro. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
CRESENCIA CASIL JADULANG, 82, of Kapaau, Hawaii, died Jan. 5, 2000. Born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Manuel and Ernesto; daughters, Josephine Agustin, Loretta Yamashita and Salvacion Castillo; sister, Catalina Bagasol; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hawi, Hawaii; Mass 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Halawa Catholic Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire.
ALVIN "AL" "KATS" KATSUYUKI KASHIWADA, 66, of Pearl City, died Dec. 31, 2000. Born in Honolulu. A Thermal Engineering Corp. administrative assistant. Survived by wife, Marjorie; sons, Keith and Tabi; sisters, Mildred Kashiwada and Irene Sakakida. Visitation 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Wahiawa; service 5:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
EVELYN E. KOHAMA, 63, of Pearl City, died Jan. 5, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired St. Francis Medical Center records coder. Survived by husband, Kenneth; brothers, Edwin Eko and Wayne Tomita; sisters, Louise Kaneshiro, Lucille James and Ginny Sato. Service 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
JOHN "JOHNNY" KEONI LAU KONG, 59, of Kukuihaele, Hawaii, died Jan. 7, 2001. Born in Waipio, Hawaii. A retired former Hamakua Sugar Plantation laborer. Survived by mother, Rachel Thomas; brothers, Abraham, Harry Young, Clement, Mana and Milton and Byron Thomas; sisters, Daisy Domingo, Norma "Nani" Loo, Jolene Reucia and Roslynne Takushi. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Honokaa Ward; service 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kukuihaele County Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
RUBY T. LUSSIER, 76, of Honolulu, died Jan. 2, 2001. Born in Gueydan, La. A production worker. Survived by daughter, Joan Mulgrew; granddaughter, Victoria Mulgrew; nephews, Cary Kirk and Dwight Romero; niece, Kathy Abshire; cousin, Skip Dunon. Private service. Inurnment in California. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.
FAWNE MARIE KUULEILANI ALOA MAHUKA-PALPALLATOC, 18, of Waianae, died Jan. 4, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A 2000 Nanakuli High School graduate. Survived by father, Fred Mahuka; mother, Deanne Palpallatoc; brothers, Kealii Mahuka and Kaniao Mahuka; sister, Sierra Palpallatoc; grandparents, Raymond and Natasha Duarte and Shelby Palpallatoc. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nanakuli Door of Faith Mission; service 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes 11 a.m. Saturday off of Maili Beach Park. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
HELEN "HATTIE" KUIA MAGNO, 77, of Waianae, died Jan. 4, 2001. Born in Olowalu, Maui. A kitchen helper at Waimano Home. Survived by sons, Raymond Seabury, Samuel, Alfred and Moses Magno; daughters, Mary Elvenia, Juanita Tabian and Lydia Antone; sister, Gladys Yuen; companion, Alfred Sumalpong; 26 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; foster children and foster grandchildren. Visitation from 9 a.m. Monday at United Gospel Fellowship Church, Mililani; service 11 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
CHIYONO MATSUMURA, 87, of Pearl City, died Jan. 1, 2001. Born in Kaiaakea, Hawaii. Owner of a general retail store in Hilo, Hawaii. Survived by sons, Dr. Hugh, Robert, James, Dean and Calvin; sisters, Misao Watanabe, Ayano Yoshino, Mitsuno Kobayashi, Itsuyo Higaki, Shizuko Tanaka and Sadami Hamamoto; 10 grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
SEICHI "MIKE" MIYASAKI, 81, of Paauilo, Hawaii, died Jan. 6, 2001. Born in Paauilo. Owner of T. Miyasaki Store in Paauilo. Survived by sons, Lester, Roy and Danny; daughters, Carol Stephenson and Sarah Miyasaki; brother, Shuichi; sisters, Hisayo Miyasaki, Fusayo Matsuyama and Ayako "Jean" Kondo; five grandchildren. Visitation noon to 1 p.m. Sunday at Paauilo Hongwanji Mission; service 1 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
MASAO MURAYAMA, 85, of Wahiawa, died Dec. 28, 2000. Born in Aiea. Retired body and fender man. A member of Wahiawa Hongwanji. Survived by wife, Violet; sons, Gerald, Allen and Eugene; two grandchildren; sister, Lucille Munetake. Private memorial service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
GRAYCE CHIYO NAKAMOTO, 77, of Wahiawa, died Jan. 1, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Calvin and Craig; granddaughters, Michelle and Sarah; brother, Francis Tominaga; sisters, Cara Aoki and Leatrice Swain. Visitation after 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
RICHARD YOSHITAMI NISHIYAMA, 75, of Waianae, died Jan. 7, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Mountain View Dairy. Survived by wife, Rose; sons, Clyde, Bruce and Brian; daughters, Bonnie Nishiyama and Eileen Gapol; brother, Raymond; sisters, Janet Nishizawa, Momoye Yamashiro, Charlotte Guro and Irene Kosaka; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Private inurnment at a later date. No flowers. Casual attire.
CHIYEKO NITTA, 91, of Honolulu, died Jan. 5, 2001. Born in Waialua. A member of Shinshu Kyokai. Survived by son, Harold; brother, Ernest and Edwin Tanaka; sister, Kimiko Kayatani. Service 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.
WILLIAM KAHANELI PAI JR., 58, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Jan. 6, 2001. Born in Honolulu. An ironworker. Survived by wife, Jeanette; sons, Dorian and Alvin; daughters, Darlette Mau Mau, Patricia, Elaine and Bernice; brothers, Phillip, Benjamin "Boy," Kenneth and Ronald; sisters, Moana Aiwohi and Hester Ann Reichert; three grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.
AMELIA "SISTER" KUULEIAUKAI REGO, 67, of Honolulu, who died Dec. 29, 2000, also is survived by a hanai brother, Mayson Asano Sr. An obituary published yesterday included incorrect information provided by a mortuary.
MOSES KALANI ROSS, 97, of Lahaina, Maui, died Dec. 20, 2000. Born in Paia, Maui. A retired Baldwin Packers boilerman. Survived by sons, Robert, Buddy, Alexander and Roger; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church; Mass 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at church Cemetery. Casual attire.
CARMEN MANINANG SALAZAR, 89, of Ewa Beach, died Jan. 5, 2001. Born in Sasmuan, Pampanga, Philippines. A member of Pampanga Circle and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ewa Beach. Survived by children, Maria Paras, Enrica Yabut, Joe Salazar, Corazon Alimurung, Linda Supan and Angela Tuazon; 22 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the church; Mass 7 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
JACK JUNICHI UEJO, 90, of Honolulu, died Dec. 20, 2000. Born in Honolulu. A retired painter. Survived by sons, Charles Uejo and Paul Tokumoto; daughters, Marion Trimnal, Jane Kaneshiro and Carol Ann Yamada; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
THE REV. ALFRED ALBERT VANN, 84, of Honolulu, died Jan. 7, 2001. Born in Belgium. Past Provincial of the Sacred Hearts Fathers and Brothers. Visitation 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Patricks Church; Mass 7:30 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Memorial contributions to Fathers of the Sacred Hearts. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
HELEN FRANCES CREEDON WEINBERGER, 86, of Kailua, died Dec. 31, 2000. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Peter Jr., Robert and Paul; brothers, Francis "Frank" Creedon; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel; service 7 p.m. Inurnment in California at a later date. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.
GILBERT "BUCK" YOSHIHIRO YONAMINE, 77, of Honolulu, died Jan. 7, 2001. Born in Makawao, Maui. A member of the Shuri-Naha Club. Survived by sons, Edward, Paul, Nelson, David and Peter; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; sisters, Yoshiko Taira, Nora Watanabe, Kay Takaezu, Edna Zukeran. Visitation 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 1 p.m. Private burial. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
HENRY A. ZUBERANO, 96, of Honolulu, died Jan. 5, 2001. Served in Naval Intelligence throughout the Pacific during World War II. Supporter of Hawaii Theater Center, among other local organizations, and a much-honored supporter of the Roman Catholic Church. Survived by nephews, Lee Allen and David Allen. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday at St. Augustine Church. Private ceremony and inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific to follow. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
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