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Posted on: Friday, January 19, 2001


The Advertiser publishes obituaries about people of interest to its readers as a free public service. Obituaries may be submitted by mortuaries or, with proof of death, by individuals in writing. Fax 525-8037 or write to Obituaries Editor, The Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802. Include a contact name and phone number. We reserve the right to edit for form, style and newsworthiness. To publish paid death notices, call Hawaii Newspaper Agency classified ads at 521-9111.

LEABERT "LEA-J" FAIRCHILD LINDSEY JR., a one-time rodeo competitor and promising Hawaiian vocalist, 27, died Jan. 10 after a long illness. See story.

HIDEO ABE, 75, of Pasadena, Calif., formerly of Waialua, Hawaii, died Jan. 8, 2001. Born in Waialua. Son of the late Kiyoshi and Tomi Abe. Survived by wife, Matsue; daughters, Bekke Abe-Vickers and Tami Abe; brothers, Akira and Harry; sisters, Kinu Suzuki, Betty Makabe, Kiyoko "Kay" Kakumasu and Miriam Stevens; a granddaughter. Visitation 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary makai chapel; memorial service 3 p.m. Inurnment 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

JAMES KIYOKAZU AYANO, 67, of Waipahu, died Jan. 11, 2001. Born in Honolulu. An electrician retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Survived by wife, Chihoyo; sisters, Itsuyo Yamamoto and May Yota. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

RUDOLPH BROWN, 67, of Honolulu, died Jan. 9, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A member of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Makiki congregation. Survived by sister-in-law, Hazel; niece, Carmelita; nephews, Terry and Dennis; grandnieces, Denine and Alana. Visitation from 10 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire.

JOHN THOMAS DUARTE, 93, of Honolulu, died Jan. 6, 2001. Born in Kohala, Big Island. Retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Survived by brothers, Louis, Frank and Richard; nieces and nephews. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

BOB LEE GALLOWAY, 71, of Honolulu, died Jan. 16, 2001. Born in Dallas, Texas. Proprietor of Plaza Realty. Survived by wife, Jean "Harumi"; sons, Paul, Wayne and Daniel; daughters, Cora Uemoto and Laurie Chang; four grandchildren. Visitation from 1 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 2 p.m.

BERNICE A. HAAS, 96, of Lihue, Kauai, died Jan. 11, 2001. Born in Denver, Colo. A retired County of San Mateo probation officer. Survived by son, Dr. Walter; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elder Care Kauai, 3176 Palai St., Lihue, HI 96766. Private service. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

JAMES "JIM" LEE HILL, 43, of Honolulu, died Jan. 11, 2001. Born in Camp Zama, Japan. Mason and kiawe charcoal supplier. Survived by father, James; mother, Setsuko; brother, Robert. Private service held. Arrangements by Ordenstein’s Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

WILLIAM "SCRUNI" KAHAU JR., 68, of Honolulu, died Jan. 15, 2001. Winner of the Arthur Godfrey Ukulele Contest in 1950. Survived by wife, Eldora; sons, Dayne Kahau and Thomas Paugh; daughters, Hinano Alama, Nina Asing and Kanani Marshall; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; closing prayer 8:45 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary; service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

MOSES SOO CHAN KIM SR., 74, of Honolulu, died Jan. 12, 2001. Born in Huelo, Maui. A retired U.S. Army engineer and also a retired Mililani Mortuary funeral director. Survived by wife, Lurline; sons, Moses Jr., Jonn, and Kelvin Sr.; brother, Jonn and Walter; sisters, Katherine Gibson and Elizabeth Kam; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; closing player 8:45 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

CURTIS JAMES LA FORGE, 14, of Hawaiian Acres, Hawaii, died Jan. 11, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. A Keaau High School student. Survived by mother, Laura Gilliam; father, Najim Gilliam; brother, Brat Gilliam; grandparents, Tom and Donna Gilliam, Jim Gilliam and Jan Thomson. Overnight vigil 6 p.m. Tuesday to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Laura Gilliam residence on F-3 Road, Hawaiian Acres. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.

CASIMERO "CAS" PUCONG, 75, of Waipahu, died Jan. 4, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. A retired U.S. Army staff sergeant. Survived by wife, Flo; sons, Leonard Dela Cruz and Edward Markham; daughters, Mary Santos and Vallarie Hayashida; hanai daughter, Shirley Cadiente; brother, Lorenzo; sisters, Maxine Milar and Magdalena Bugtong; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:45 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 9:45 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

MICHAEL MITSUGU SAKIHARA, 72, of Honolulu, died Jan. 15, 2001. Born in Okinawa, Japan. A retired University of Hawaii-Manoa Okinawan history professor. President of Hawaiian International College. Survived by wife, Jean; daughter, Mana; brother, Choyu; sisters, Ruriko Kinjo, Saeko Nakadomari, Kyoko Morita, Kiyomi Mikuni and Miyo Gakiya; two grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

LIGAYA DATUIN SEVILLA, 41, of Schofield, died Jan. 16, 2001. Born in Mapandan Pangasinan, Philippines. Survived by husband, Mario; sons, Michael and George; daughters, Leah and Jennifer; parents, Felipe and Virginia Datuin; sister, Michelle Datuin; brothers, Pacifico, Danny, Nestor, Felipe Jr. and Rogelio. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Schofield Barracks Main Chapel; Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

RUTH LOIS STEELE, 68, of Kihei, Maui, died Jan. 15, 2001. Born in Milwaukee, Wis. A retired Four Seasons Wailea Resort retail clerk. Survived by husband, Giles; sons, Bob, Darrell and Gregg; daughter, Beth Kasbergen; 11 grandchildren; sister, June Yeager. Celebration of life 10 a.m. today at Keolahou Congregation Hawaiian Church, Kihei. Scattering of ashes ceremonies to follow at Kihei Canoe Hale. Loose flowers or lei welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

SEIKICHI TERUYA, 72, of Waiahole, died Jan. 16, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired cabinet maker. Survived by brothers, Stanley, Yasuki, Seiki and Steven; sister, Alice Ebata, Fumie, Matsuye Miyasato, Kimie Kaneshiro and Joyce Yokota. Private family service. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

JOSEPH MERCADO VEGAS, 70, of Waianae, died Dec. 19, 2000. Born in Waialua, Oahu. A City and County of Honolulu custodian. Survived by wife, Agnes; sons, Roland Vegas and Ronald Caspino; daughters, Laurie-Jo, Wilma Caspino and Winona Perez; brother, Luciano; sister, Louise Cruz and Rose Boskie; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rita Catholic Church; service 11 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

HOA DOAN VO, 77, of Honolulu, died Jan. 7, 2001. Born in Vietnam. A retired Vietnamese Army major. Survived by daughter, Tuyet Ahn Walker; sons, Chung Doan and Chanh Doan; five grandchildren; three grandchildren; brother, Vinh Doan; sisters, Vo Thi Nu, Vo Thi Trang and Vo Thi Phung. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Flowers welcome in lieu of monetary offerings.

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