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VIOLET S.M. AU, 70, of Honolulu, died July 27, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by brothers, William, Harry and Roland; sister, Alice Crowe. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
JOSEPH "POPCORN" H. CORN, 77, of Wai'anae, O'ahu, died July 27, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired federal sheet metal worker and former running back with the Los Angeles Rams. Survived by sons, Joseph, Byron, James and Gary; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Saturday at Waianae Assembly of God Church; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
THOMAS "TOM" DeLAURA, of Honolulu, died Aug. 6, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 7, supervisor. Survived by wife, Peggie; sons, Allen, Mel, Glenn, Gilbert, Michael and Richard; daughter, Darlene Delima; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Cecilia Garlasa. Visitation 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church; Mass 11:45 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
FEDERICO OBRA DUYANEN, 89, of Waipahu, died July 24, 2001. Born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. Survived by son, Aurelio; daughters, Gloria Patagaue, Camila Padilla, Esperanza Laberinto and Sylvia Sadaba; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 7 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
TITO BOLOSAN GALAPON, 81, of Waialua, O'ahu, died Aug. 1, 2001. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A member of Barangay and Veteranians Clubs. Survived by wife, Fely; sons, Henry, Bryan and Sonny Monroy; daughters, Lina Nauka, Norma Balidoy and Loretta Balidoy; sister, Constancia Ramoran; nine grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ELINOR HO GARCIA, 91, of Wailuku, Maui, died Aug. 5, 2001. Born in Ho-nolulu. Survived by daughter, Wallette Pellegrino; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary, Maui.
BILL N. GRIEP SR., 36, of Hanapepe, Kaua'i, died Aug. 7, 2001. Born in Moanalua, O'ahu. A Po'ipu Crater Resorts maintenance man. Survived by wife, Cherie; sons, Bill Jr. and James; daughters, Natasha, Haunani, Alana and Ho'onanea; mother, Corliss; brother, Deidrick. Visitation 4 p.m. Sunday at the Garden Island Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.
BOK JU "PAULA" HO, 49, of Honolulu, died July 30, 2001. Born in Seoul, South Korea. Survived by husband, Chester; sons, Dennis Ho and Michael Litsey; mother, In Hee Ahn; brothers, Jae Kwon and Jae Hak Chung; sister, Anah Wilcox. Visitation and prayer 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Pius X Catholic church; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
AYAKO INOUE, 92, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died July 30, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Takashi, Howard and Ronald; daughters, Joyce Fiske, Yaeko Tengan and Pearl Nako; brother, Minoru; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
JANE MITSUE KAIO, 62, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Aug. 4, 2001. Born in Hale'iwa. Retired from the AAFES-Schofield, O'ahu. Survived by son, Hy; daughter, April Bautista; brothers, Gilbert, James, Dennis and Thomas Kawamata; sisters, Chiyoko Ito, Gladys Miyazaki, Esther Asato and Judy Nakama; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service at a later date. Arrangements by Memorial Mortuary.
CAROL JO (MALTA) LANE, 61, of Arlington, Wash., died July 30, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A graduate of Maryknoll High School. Survived by daughter, Debbie Meyers; grandsons, Austin and Chase; brother, Frank Malta; sisters, Betty Ann Schoeppner and Linda Ilae. Service 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Sacred Heart Church, Wilder Avenue. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Autumn Funerals and Cremations, Tigard, Ore.
REX B. LAURILLIARD, 78, of Eureka, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died Aug. 3, 2001. Former First National Bank (First Hawaiian Bank) executive. Survived by wife, Arlene; daughter, Sandy Barnes; grandson, Chris Barnes. Private service pending. Arrangements by Pierce Mortuary Chapels, Eureka.
SAMUEL LUKA "BOOGIE" MAKAHI JR., 61, of 'Ewa Beach, died Aug. 2, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A truck driver for Y-N Trucking and The Patisserie. Survived by wife, Dianne; daughters, Samantha Tanuvasa, Emily, Yvonne DeMello and Malia Williams; mother, Emily Johnson; brothers, Joe Nailau, Bruce Bernard, James Johnson, Jeffrey Johnson and Dewey Johnson; sisters, Loretta Miller, Kehau Hamilton, Puaala Romero, Johnette Alderson and Renee Makahi. Visitation from 9 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 'Ewa Beach; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
LAWRENCE TAKETO MINAMI SR. of Lahaina, Maui, died Aug. 7, 2001. Born in Lahaina. A retired journeyman machinist and general mechanic with Pioneer Mill Sugar Company. Survived by wife, Hazel; sons, Kenneth Kaluakini, Lawrence Jr., Carl, M.D. and Dave; daughters, Abigail Suzuki, Ululani Perry, Merle Minami-Shima and Gail Reinhardt; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild. No service information provided. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
EDERLINDA "ERLING" S. RAMOS, 64, of Kaunakakai, Moloka'i, died Aug. 5, 2001. Born in Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippines. Survived by husband, Luzbello; sons, Joel and John; daughter, Emilin Sales; a grandson. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Kaunakakai Baptist Church; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church; service 11 a.m.; burial noon at Kapa'akea Cemetery. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
CHARLES "CHUCK" ROGERS JR., 52, formerly of Honolulu, most currently of Boise, Idaho, died Aug. 4, 2001. Born in Bethesda, Md. A 1967 Punahou graduate formerly with Hawaii Medical Service Association. Vice president of Hemmeter Development Corporation, financial director for Aloha Tower Associates and vice president of Lanai Company Inc. Survived by wife, Kari; sons, Mark, Jeffrey and Steve; mother, Elizabeth "Bets"; brothers, Frank and John. Service tomorrow in Boise. Memorial donations to Ridge to Rivers Trails, 3848 Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705 or the National Brain Tumor Foundation, 414 13th St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94612. Arrangements by Bishop Funeral Chapel.
JESSIE ICHIKO RUTH, 86, of Kane'ohe, died Aug. 4, 2001. Born in 'Ewa Beach. Survived by daughter, Candis Faria; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, James Yamashita; sisters, Edna Ishii and Alyce Tamane. Service 3 p.m. Sunday at Seicho No Ie Hawaii. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
CHARLES JOSEPH SHELTON, 78, of Honolulu, died Aug. 6, 2001. Born in New York City. Retired associate professor of electronics. Survived by wife, Antje; daughter, Monica Feliciano; three grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes at sea. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
RAYMOND ANDREW SHEMO, 72, of 'Aiea, died July 28, 2001. Born in Pennsylvania. A lot attendant. Survived by companion, Nora Edgar. Inurnment service 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
SFC THOMAS "KOJAK" SPEGAR, 71, of Augusta, Ga., died Aug. 1, 2001. A veteran of World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. A former prisoner of war. Survived by sons, Thomas Jr. and Duane; grandsons, Bailey and Kalei; four sisters; a brother; hanai son, Darrell Robertson. Visitation 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 3:30 p.m. Committal service 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kane'ohe. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
PAUL MASANOBU TOKUDA, 74, of Honolulu, died July 19, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by companion, Nora Tamura; daughters, Sonia Fabrigas, Lynn Braekevelt and Cheryl Mendes; four grandchildren; sisters, Hatsue Kaneshiro and Jean Kingman. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
ROMULO B. VILORIA, 47, of Lahaina, Maui, died Aug. 1, 2001. Born in the Philippines. Survived by wife, Febe; sons, Marvin and Michael; father, Angel; brothers, Nester, Renato, Eduardo, Ernesto and Henry; sisters, Nenita Corpuz and Nora Cabrera. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Maria Lanakila Church, Maui; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at the church; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary, Maui.