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HERBERT S.Y. HONG, a retired city comptroller and co-founder of Ethel's Dress Shoppe, died April 1 in Honolulu. He was 91. See story.
LUM CHARLEY AH CHOY, 86, also known as CHARLES LUM, of Waipahu, died March 24, 2001. Born in Pahala, Ka'u, Hawai'i. Retired from McCabe, Hamilton & Renny Company, Ltd. Survived by brothers, Robert and Jerry Lum. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 11:45 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
MABEL "BILLIE" BILLAMOR, 64, formerly of Honolulu, died March 31, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A 1955 graduate of Kaimuki High School. Survived by companion, Aloha Oe Bayne; sisters, Lillian Bowlin, Sophie Bowlin, Miriam Cox and Florence Freitas. Mainland service and arrangements.
HENRY A.L. CHONG, 77, of Hilo, died March 28, 2001. Born in Hilo. A retired Hawai'i County police officer. Survived by wife, Yoshiko; sons, Henry and Alan; daughters, Mary and Teresa; brother, William "Bill" "Sonny"; sisters, Rose Ah Yuke Kwan, Virginia Soy Kwan Kam and Shirle "Honey Bee" Tanaka; four grandchildren. Service held. Burial was at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2, Hilo. Arrangements by Memorial Mortuary.
ELAN YEE DE CLERCQ, 103, formerly of Honolulu, died March 25, 2001. Raised on a farm on the site of the present Oahu Country Club and married to F.J. De Clercq, former Schofield Barracks representative for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Survived by daughters, Peggy Harris, Nalani Kaeck and Kuulei Taylor; sister, Alice Douthat; brother, William Yee; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Inurement to be held at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
ROBERT DIZON JR., 48, of Ha'iku, died March 28, 2001. Born in Pu'un«n«, Maui. A head custodian for Maui High School. Survived by mother, Ponciana; father, Robert Sr.; brothers, Ronald "Kila", Edward "Eddie"; sisters, Paula Murray, Audry Love and Sheila Dizon. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church; Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.
FOSTER KEPOO ENOS, 76, of Wai'anae, died March 29, 2001. Born in Hilo. A retired heavy equipment operator. Survived by wife, Hannah Kepoo; sons, Enos, John and David Kepoo, Peter, Albert and LeRoy Kamealoha, Moses Iokua and Jason Foster; daughter, Ruth Dando, Francis Kepoo, Helene Cole, Paulette Stojinski, Marilyn Wersing, Rose Beasley, Johnette Cambra, Marlene Kepoo, Hannah Miyashiro, Palmyra Hethcote, Deborah Tolentino, Larrieann Pagan and Trina Miyashiro; sister, Helen Foster; brothers, Roy and William Kepoo; 75 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Hill of Zion Full Gospel Church, Ma'ili; service 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
VICENTE "VIC" MARQUEZ FAVELLA, 62, of Kahului, died March 29, 2001. Born in Metro Manila, Philippines. A member of Christ the King Catholic Church. A press operator at a printing company in the Philippines. Survived by wife, Nelia; sons, Romell and Roland; daughters, Rosanna Liwag, Rosario "Rosie" Gacud; brothers, Isagani, Victor and Lito; sisters, Fely Coronado, Sally Gudoy and Theresa Fabella; seven grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 7:30 p.m. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday; Mass 10 a.m. Burial noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park.
LUISA FREITAS, 92, of Hilo, died March 30, 2001. Born in Hilo. A retired telephone operator. Survived by sisters, Dorothy Gardner and Agnes Hunter. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow at St. Joseph's Catholic Church; Mass 12:15 p.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Memorial Mortuary.
RICHARD ALLAN HICKS, 60, of Honolulu, died March 29, 2001. Born in California. A senior partner in the law firm of Cades Schutte Fleming & Wright. Survived by wife, Kazuko; son, Anton; daughter, Sarah; mother, Elizabeth; brothers, George and Edward. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday at St. Andrews Cathedral, Queen Emma Square. Arrangements Nu'uanu Mortuary.
HERBERT SUNG YOON HONG, 91, of Honolulu, died April 1, 2001. A retired City and County of Honolulu comptroller and co-founder of Ethel's Dress Shop. Born in Kahului, Maui. Survived by son, Herbert Jr.; two grandchildren; brothers, Joseph and Moses Kim; sisters, Ida Morton, Soonie Lee and Clara Kim. Visitation 4 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 5 p.m.
MAY ETSUKO HOSHINO, 66, of Honolulu, died March 6, 2001. Born in Hilo. A retired public school teacher. Survived by husband, Shunzo; son, Terence; daughters, Valerie Hoshino and Lynn Glenn; four grandchildren; sisters, Betty Koto and Julia Pohan. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
LORRAINE SACHIE HUSSEY, of Hilo, died March 30, 2001. A client of Goodwill Industries Adult Day Care Program. Survived by brother, William; sisters, Mabel Castillo, Violet Oliver, Maile Fernandez and Nani Svendsen. Graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday at Kanuha Cemetery, Niuli'i. Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
WALTER ISHII, 72, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died March 30, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A groundskeeper retired from TRW California. Survived by wife, Michi; daughter, Cynthia; brother, Roger; sisters, Jean Uchiyama, Doris Watanabe, Janet Kobayashi and Norma Kahalewai. Service 5 p.m. Friday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.
MASAKO KAGESA, 96, of Honolulu, died March 25, 2001. Born in Hiroshima, Japan. A secretary/treasurer retired from Rainbow Garden Inc. Survived by sons, Sam and Arnold Kagesa and Thomas Naito; daughters, Mildred Nishida, Doris Takahashi, Betty Pence and Sonja Kagesa; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
ERIC "AWE" KEAWE KEPA, 36, of Waimanalo, died March 30, 2001. A collector for Freedom Bail Bond. Survived by wife, Tracey Kepa-Parker; daughters, Colby, Aeja, Pele and Laakapu Kepa-Parker; mother, Dawn; brothers, Naka and Ala; sisters, Lei Ivester, Ipo Kepa, Cherlyn Kepa and Stacey Kepa. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at St. Matthew Episcopal Church, Waimanalo. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes 4 p.m. Saturday at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Aloha attire.
PAUL CHUN TUCK KIM, 89, of 'Ewa Beach, died March 30, 2001. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Retired from Sperry Hanson Company. Survived by sons, Robert and George; daughters, Shirley Head and Karen Rogendorf; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, John Lee; sister, Elsie Gella. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary makai chapel; service 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
CHIEKO MANMOTO, 92, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died March 29, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A member of the Puna Hongwanji Mission. Survived by sons, Kenneth and Roy; daughters, Elaine Nagasako and Marian Kim; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Friday at Puna Hongwanji Mission; service 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
YUKIO MURAYAMA, 74, of Pahoa, died April 2, 2001. The owner of Y. Murayama Farms. Survived by wife, Judy; son, Norman; daughters, Wanda Nagao, Colleen Nakayama; brother, Kooji; sister, Elsie Mizutari; three grandchildren. Visitation 4 p.m. Sunday at Puna Hongwanji Mission, Kea'au; service 5 p.m. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
HELEN CHARLOTTE NODA, 78, of Honolulu, died March 30, 2001. Born in Joliet, Ill. Survived by husband, Richard; sons, Rick and Carl; daughters, Cynthia Lum and Linda Look; five grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. No flowers. Casual attire. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
CHRISTOPHER KEAWE'IWI PILAYO SR., 78, of Waimanalo, died March 27, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired United Airlines ramp services employee. Survived by wife, Carolina; children, Kaui Garcia, Melvia Zimmermen, Maggie Bilermo, Christopher Jr., Beverly Chaves and Gloria Jean Gaines; sisters, Vicky Mook, Lei Cabael, Johanna Major, Florence Cude and Carlina Larson; brothers, James and Earl Carinio; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Visitation 9:30 to 11 a.m. today at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; services 11 a.m.; burial noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
AUREA EUGENIO REMIGIO, 86, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died April 2, 2001. Born in the Philippines. A homemaker. Survived by son, Heriberto; brother, Blas Eugenio; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Koloa; Mass 10 a.m. Burial at St. Raphael's Catholic Church Cemetery.
EBEN MORRELL SIMON JR., 70, of Discovery Harbor, Ka'u, Hawai'i, died March 28, 2001. Born in Wenatchee, Wash. Retired orchardest (fruit orchard). Survived by wife, Regena; son, Eben "Kelly" Simon; daughters, Theresa "Kay" Jefferson, Sherrie Simon and Pamela Thayer; brothers, E. Wayne and Forrest Simon; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 2 p.m. Monday at Kauaha'ao Congregational Church, Wai'ohinu; service 2 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Memorial Mortuary.
CLINT PHELPS SPENCER, 53, Wainiha, Kaua'i, died March 26, 2001. Born in New York, N.Y. A retired stage director. Survived by domestic partner, Maka Gilless; mother, Rene; brother, Jim; sister, Mary-ann. Service 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Pacific, Princeville, Kaua'i. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.
TAKAO "THOMAS" TATSUYAMA, 75, of Kane'ohe, died April 2, 2001. A carpenter and retired federal building inspector. Survived by wife, Jane; sons, Delbert, Grady, Coby and Jed Tatsuyama; daughters, Dee Scharl and Jan Wingo; brothers, Muneo, Harold and Ralph; sisters, Mildred Hirano, Tamiko Yamamoto and Winifred Kono; seven grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 5:30 p.m. Inurement 10 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples.
DAWN LEHUA NANI TSUKAMOTO, 26, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died March 23, 2001. Born on O'ahu. An administrative assistant. Survived by parents, George and Sandra; brother, George; sisters, Jadelyn and Laverne; niece, nephews, aunts and uncles. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
AMY MIDORI YAMAMOTO, 80, of Honolulu, died March 28, 2001. Born in Japan. Survived by husband, Thomas; son, Glenn; daughter, Ann; brother, Fred; sisters, Michi, Kay, Grace and Nobu. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
GEORGE TUNG YEE, 76, of Honolulu, died March 21, 2001. Born in Honolulu. An independent insurance agent. Survived by wife, Adrienne; daughters, Eileen Mark and Carolyn Wong; four grandchildren; sisters, Lily Chow and Shirley Allen. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church; service noon. Burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.