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JUDITH ANNE BECKHAM, 59, of Ho-nolulu, died Jan. 22, 2001. Born in Eugene, Ore. A registered nurse with the Veterans Administration Office in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Jack; sons, Tony and Douglas Pelekai; daughter, Angela Pelekai; sisters, Mary Jo Reed and Janice Gwythere; three grandchildren. Service pending in Oregon. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
DIONICIO "DON" DELLATAN JR., 63, of Wahiawa, died Jan. 4, 2001. Born in Waipahu. A state employee. Survived by wife, Binake; sons, Kebi and Feliz; brother, Benjamin; sisters, Corazon Behic, Gladys Carr, Maggie Robinson and Priscilla Enanoria; two grandsons. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
RYUZO FUKUMOTO, 93, of Honolulu, died Jan. 1, 2001. Born in Okinawa, Japan. A retired Everybodys Market housekeeper. Survived by son; seven grandchildren; brother, sister; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
DANNY GALINGAN, 43, of Lihue, Kauai, died Jan. 22, 2001. Born in Tayug, Pangasinan, Philippines. A Kauai Community College office worker. Survived by mother, Epefania; sisters, Wilma Raval and Lolita Mabini. Visitation 8 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church; Mass 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the Kauai Memorial Garden. Casual attire. Updated information was provided by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
ROBERT JOHN GAYLORD, 68, of San Lorenzo, Calif., died Jan. 26, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A Kaiser Aerotech/Aerospace master machinist. Survived by wife, Janet Gail; son, Dale; daughters, Kimberly Schneckloth, Cynthia, Linda Varela and Jane Silva; brothers, Walter, Charles and Allan; sisters, Gertrude Zartman, Dorothy Shire, Lillian Henriques and Peggy Angelo; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Mortuary. No flowers. Aloha attire.
ALFRED TIN BEU HONG, 83, of Honolulu, died Jan. 26, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired Spencecliff employee. Survived by sons, Stephen and Ernest; daughters, Teresa and Valerie; two grandchildren; brother, Andrew. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at St. Patricks Church; Mass 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
WALTER YASUTARO JAKAHI, 65, of Honolulu, died Jan. 24, 2001. Born in North Kohala, Hawaii. A retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard planner estimator and Board of Water Supply maintenance mechanic. Survived by wife, Juliet; son, Layne; stepmother, Oto; brothers, Richard and Douglas; sisters, Jean and Florence. Service 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
YOSHIO "MOUNTAIN" "FINGER" KAWATOMARI, 72, of Waipahu, died Jan. 12, 2001. Born in Makawao, Maui. A retired movie industry carpenter. Survived by wife, Mary; sons, Scott, Bryson and Keith; seven grandchildren; sisters, Elsie Lee and Helen Suzuki. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
MILTON "MOUSEY" SHIGEMI KURIHARA, 61, of Honolulu, died Jan. 23, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A crane operator and Pearl Harbor Public Works Center employee. Survived by daughters, Susanne and Jenny; companion, Karen Cosner; brothers, Spencer, Ronald and Warren; sister, Rachel Kogachi. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Private committal service later.
CHUEN TAI LEE, 85, of Honolulu, died Jan. 17, 2001. Born in China. A homemaker. Survived by daughter, Koon Yau; four grandsons; two granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Ordensteins Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
TEODORO "TEDDY" SALINAS MALAGAYO, 94, of Waipahu, died Jan. 11, 2001. Born in San Jacinto, Pangasinan, Philippines. A retired Royal Hawaiian Hotel employee. Survived by wife, Adoracion "Addie"; nephew, Cristino; niece, Emelie Alcantara; 15 great-nieces and nephews. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
MICHIKO MIYAZU, 46, of Aiea, died Jan. 25, 2001. Born in Kagoshima, Japan. A JTB Hawaii Inc. travel consultant. Survived by husband, Wendell K.; daughter, Jocelyn; mother, Yoshiko Maki; brothers, Yukio, Yasuo and Haruo Maki; sisters, Chikako Zelewski, Kazuko Hirai and Takako Morishima. Visitation 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 8:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
TERUHISA "NISHI" NISHIYAMA, 87, of Mililani, died Jan. 15, 2001. Born in ñlaa, Hawaii. A retired Haleiwa postmaster. Veteran of 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 552nd Field Artillery "A" Battery. Survived by wife, Evelyn; daughter, Karen Inouye; grandson, Jeffrey; brother, Raymond; sister, Evelyn Komori. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
KAZUMI ONO, 78, of Honolulu, died Jan. 26, 2001. Born in Papaikou, Hawaii. A retired cook. Survived by sons, Melvin and Milton; daughters, Doreen Goslin and Nora; seven grandchildren; brothers, Noritoshi and Shigeyoshi; sisters, Hisayo Hiramoto, Kikue Nonaka, Yoshiko Kadooka and Kazuko Cardenas. Service 2 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
NANCY MITSUE TANAKA, 73, of Ho-nolulu, died Jan. 17, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A Board of Water Supply customer service representative. Survived by husband, the Rev. Henry; son, Herbert; daughter, Elizabeth Yew; brother, George Abe; sisters, Betty Iwata and Lillian Tomatani; two grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Friday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
WALTER N. THOMAS, 98, of Kula, Maui, died Jan. 25, 2001. Born in ñlaa, Hawaii. A retired Theo H. Davies Co. general manager on Maui. Survived by sons, Bert, Paul, Joseph and Kevin; daughters, Mary Castanha and Theresa Bissen; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church; Mass 10:30 a.m. Graveside service 9 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
ELEANOR KEA WONG, 82, of Honolulu, died Jan. 22, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Survived by children; Henny, Hulani and Haunani "Howie"; sister, Mary Jane Hamada; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; great-great-granddaughter. Visitation 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Hawaii Kai 2nd Ward; service noon. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
SUNG CHOY WONG SR., 78, of Honolulu, died Jan. 22, 2001. A retired Hawaiian Airlines mechanic. Survived by wife, Julia; sons, Stephen, Carter and VonScott; daughters, Leilani Avilla, Wanda DePonte and Sundra Ornellas; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; sisters, Grace Apao and Gladys Ormita. Visitation 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
FLORENCE YUK TAI YAP, 94, of Ho-nolulu, died Jan. 22, 2001. Born in Pauwela, Maui. A retired Kawananakoa Intermediate School teacher. Survived by husband, Frank; sons, Melvyn and Frank Jr.; four grandchildren; great-grandchild; sister, Yun Len Chee. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church; service 11 a.m. Aloha attire.
RACHEL YASUE YASUI, 72, of Waipahu, died Jan. 26, 2001. Born in Waipahu. Member of Waipahu Hongwanji and Fujinkai. Survived by sister, Doris Furumoto; sisters-in-law, Betty and Jean. Memorial service 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel. No flowers. Casual attire.
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