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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. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. To publish paid death notices, call Hawaii Newspaper Agency classified ads at 521-9111.

HELEN POINDEXTER MORGAN, daughter of the eighth governor of the territory of Hawaii, died at her home in Honolulu last month at age 99. See story.

EDWARD CHARLES BARNEY JR., 54, of Honolulu, died Feb. 28, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Sandra; son, Brian; daughter, Shannon; three grandchildren; mother, Angeline Colburn; brothers, Robert Barney, Guy Colburn, Lee Colburn and C.J. Colburn; sisters, Pattie Ann Spencer and Susan Mirrels. Scattering of ashes 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lanikai Boat Ramp.

DAVID SHIGERU CHIJIMATSU, 53, of Honolulu, died March 1, 2001. An equipment mechanic for Hawaiian Electric. Survived by daughters, Shelby Kauweloa and Christy Chijimatsu; son, Shaun Chijimatsu; two grandchildren; sister, Ruth Mikami; brother, Kenny; companion, Winnie Amii. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

ANTHONY "TONY" DeCOSTA JR., 57, of Hawi, Hawaii, died Feb. 21, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A former employee of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Survived by sons, Victor and Ammory; daughter, Amanda DeCosta and Kimberlee Cariaga; sister, Nona Hewlen; brother, William; three grandchildren. Private service held. Condolences to 1580-D Kaupili St., Hilo, HI 96720.

ROSARIO LARITA GOROZA, 76, of Waipahu, died Feb. 23, 2001. Born in Puna, Hawaii. A member of the San Miguel Club and United Visayan Community of Hawaii Inc. Survived by husband, Alejandro; sons, George Sr., Alejandro, Ernesto and Alfredo; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Samson Cabastes. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park mauka chapel, service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

PAUL YOSHIO ISHII, 64, of Aiea, died Feb. 26, 2001. Survived by his daughter, Stacey Tokairin, among other relatives. Service 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. A previous obituary contained incorrect information.

HESTER KAM YUCK AKANA MACHADO, 83, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, died Feb. 25, 2001. Born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. A retired store owner and feather lei maker with the former Machado’s Hawaiian Shop. Survived by sons, Charles Jr., Lionel and Barry; daughters, Brenda Lee and Carolyn; sister, Martha Keliiaa; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Kona.

LOUISE MARIE "REEDY" MacINTYRE, 72, of Kailua, died Feb. 28, 2001. An administrative assistant with the Kaneohe Yacht Club. Survived by husband, John; daughter, Rebecca Reedy; a grandson. Memorial service 3 p.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Church in Kailua. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

CHIYO M. McKILLOP, 99, of Honolulu, died Feb. 23, 2001. Born in Hawaii. A homemaker. Survived by son, Alan; daughter, Jean King; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

CHARLES D. "MAC" McLAUGHLIN, 79, of Honolulu, died Feb. 24, 2001. A retired federal logistician. Survived by wife, Marilyn "Nellie"; sons, Daniel and Mark; stepdaughter, Martha Stassen; brothers, Harry and William. Memorial service 4 p.m. at St. Clement’s Church; burial service 11:30 a.m. March 12 National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Memorial donations to his favorite charities. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

DORA NOELANI NIHOA, 68, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Feb. 15, 2001. Born in Kalaupapa. A nurse’s aide retired from Leahi Hospital. Survived by brother, David Nihoa; sister, Annie Nihoa; sister-in-law, Winona Nihoa. Inurnment service 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.

HENRY O. OLSEN JR., whose obituary appeared in Friday’s newspaper, is survived by his wife, Eliza, among other relatives. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Kaneohe Ward (Waikahua Road) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, service 8 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Kaneohe Ward; burial 10 a.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

HIDEICHI OSHIRO, 80, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died March 2, 2001. Born in Olaa, Hawaii. A crane operator retired from Puna Sugar Co. Survived by sisters, Mikiko Gusukuma and Matsue Oshiro. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, service 10 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

ELPIDIO ARVISO PACULBA, 101, of Wahiawa, died Feb. 26, 2001. Born in Siquijor, Philippines. Former employee of California Packing Corp. Survived by daughter, Janice; granddaughter, Rachael Frando. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park mauka chapel, service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the chapel, service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

HELEN KAPAAU "SWEETHEART" BERGAU PAGAN, 61, of Kahului, Maui, died March 1, 2001. Born in Hana, Maui. A retired lead housekeeper with Kaiser; 1988 and 1989 Aloha Week queen. Survived by husband, Joseph; sons, Michael Kawanoe Park, Malcolm Kahele Park and Marvin Kamehameha Park; daughters, Ramona Iwalani Pullman and Renita Queenie Lauula Park; hanai sons, Lloyd Keola Bergau and Ephriam Kahele Bergau III; hanai daughters, Gail Nalani Matsui, Pamela Leilani Bergau and Debra Pualani Jeremiah; brothers, Ephriam "Sonny" Bergau Jr. and Moses "Moki" Bergau; sisters, Amelia Meatoga and Rosaline Balinbin; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, Mass 11 a.m.; inurnment Friday at Maui Veteran’s Cemetery. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

VUI THI PHAN, 96, of Honolulu, died Feb. 18, 2001. Born in Vietnam. Survived by children, Nguyen Be, Nguyen Ty, Nguyen Duc and Sylvia Bennett; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary, service 10 a.m.; burial 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

MARGUERITE "MEG" STEWART ROACH, 82, of Ewa Beach, died March 1, 2001. Born in Shanghai, China. Studied ballet in London, toured with "Oklahoma," pioneered Island ballet and received the Pierre Bowman award for lifetime achievement. Survived by daughters, Carol Roach and Michelle Cole; son, John; three grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.

TAMI COLLIEN RONEY, 42, of Kaloko, and Honokohau, Hawaii, died Feb. 25, 2001. Born in Tacoma, Wash. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Steven; son, Joshua, daughter, Bridget; father, Burns Cordle; brothers, Mike and Patrick Cordle. Service 5 p.m. today on the vessel Medusa departing from Honokohau Harbor; scattering of ashes at sea. Gathering 6 p.m. at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, south side of Honokohau Harbor. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Kona.

EDNA WORKING STOFFEL, 91, of Kauai, died March 2, 2001. Born in Northport, Wash. Former co-publisher of a weekly in Washington and former medical librarian with Wilcox Hospital. Survived by son, Paul III; daughter, Susan Satin; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial donations to All Saints’ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 248, Kapaa, HI 96746. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

HAYATO SUYAMA, 91, of Kahului, Maui, who died March 1, 2001, was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. The birthplace given in a recent obituary, based on information from the mortuary, was incorrect.

TAMAYO TAKARA, 87, of Honolulu, died Feb. 23, 2001. Born in Papaikou, Hawaii. Survived by sons, Frederick and Thomas; daughters, Jane Uyehara and Dora Arai; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brother, Seifuku Takara. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

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