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LUCIA ZAPATA ASTRANDE, 84, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Aug. 16, 2001. Born in Dolores, Abra, Philippines. Kamehameha Garment Factory seamstress, Maunaloa Macadamia Nut processing factory employee, and Orchid Isle Florist delivery driver. Survived by husband, Conrado; daughters, Reslenia Calvan and Perlita Byrne Herzog; sons, Warlito and Guely; sister, Petra Villareal; brothers, Guillermo and Jaime Zapata; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home; service 7 p.m. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Church, Kea'au, Hawai'i; Mass 10 a.m.; burial noon at Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawai'i Funeral Home.
EPIFANIO "OPI" CABATO, 73, of Waipahu, died Aug. 12, 2001. Born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by wife, Porfiria; sons, Rudy, Dean, Demi, Joaquin and Romeo; daughter, Susan Mendoza; 13 grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
SARAH C. CADIRAO, 86, of Waimanalo, died Aug. 13, 2001. Born in the Philippines. Survived by daughter, Arline Ebos; sons, Randy, David and Stephen; brother, Robert "Albert" Lacno; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. George Church, Waimanalo; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.
ETHEL KAM LAN CHUN, 91, of Honolulu, died Aug. 14, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Member of Moiliili Community Center. Survived by son, Harold; daughter, Lorraine Kent; brother, Henry Lum; sisters, Beatrice Yuen, Dorothy Yamamoto and Lillian Lee; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 9 a.m.; burial 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
MELVIN "MEL" SADAYOSHI HIGA, 54, of Honolulu, died Aug. 18, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Kahuku Federal Credit Union branch manager. Survived by wife, Lois; son, Jon; daughter, Taryn; mother, Vivian; brother, Raymond; sisters, Winifred Nikaiko and Pamela Teruya. Service 6 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
ROSALIE LAI CHING CHANG HONG, 67, of Honolulu, died Aug. 10, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Dr. Walter Chang office clerk. Survived by husband, Charles; son, Timothy; daughters, Loriann and Kathy Ann Arasaki; brother, Dr. Walter Chang; sisters, Hunnie Yee, Wonnie Chang, Doris Taylor and Ronica Chang. Visitation 10 to 11:15 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11:15 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
RUPERT HIDEO ISHIMARU, 84, of Honolulu, died Aug. 12, 2001. Born in Na'alehu, Hawai'i. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist. Survived by daughters, Linda Kamiyama, Vanna Novak and Sandy McFarland; son, Dwayne; five grandchildren; brothers, Robert and Tommy; sister, Violet Ahuna. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
RAYMOND TOSHIO KIMOTO, 87, of Kane'ohe, died Aug. 11, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Shirley; daughters, Margaret Ho, Janet Yamada and Frances Ferreira; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Herbert; sister, Shimasan Nojima. Graveside service 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
MARY THERESE MAZZOLA, 86, of Kailua, died Aug. 5, 2001. Born in Lowell, Mass. Founder of the Wedding Shoppe, and the Senior Home Companion Program, 1990 O'ahu Volunteer of the Year. Survived by sons, Michael and James; daughters, Myrna Zezza and Marilyn Jolliff; hanai daughter, Rosalie Mazzola-Shechtel; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Service 4 p.m. Sunday at Calvary By the Sea Lutheran Church. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
ISIDORO RACADIO PARAON SR., 85, of Waimanalo, died Aug. 13, 2001. Born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by wife, Policronia; sons, Feleciano, Juanito, Julio, Isidoro Jr., Alphonso and Florencio; daughter, Emaline Kahale; brother, Florencio; sister, Damiana Garalde; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
VICENTE "FLASHY" T. PASCUA SR., 80, of Mililani, died Aug. 16, 2001. Born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by son, Vicente Jr.; daughters, Pat DeFant, Diane Asuncion, Adeline Fontanilla and Pamela; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
WENDY EMIKO RAFANAN, 41, of Honolulu, died Aug. 16, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, James; sons, James Jr.; daughters, Nikki Kim and Shami; parents, Jacob and Florence Enoki; brother, Jason Enoki; one grandson. Visitation 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service noon. No flowers. Casual attire.
AKIRA SAO-LING SATO, infant of Keith and Mei-Si Sato, died Aug. 14, 2001. Survived by grandparents, Iwao and Mitsue Sato and Ping Leung; great-grandmother, Toshiko. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
IMATSUE TAMEKUNI, 96, of Honolulu, died Aug. 16, 2001. Born in 'Ola'a, Hawai'i. Retired Japanese School teacher. Survived by sons, Masao and Kazumi; daughters, Sachie Fujii, Yoshie Kyhos, Hanae Okumura, Sumie Makino and Chizue "Rosemary" Goto; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Ayako Nakata. Private service. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
WALTER FUMIO WATABAYASHI, 82, of Honolulu, died Aug. 26, 2001. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Retired carpenter. Survived by wife, Mildred; sons, Ralph and Ronald; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, George, Tadao, Thomas, Tsumori, Toshiyuki and Richard; sisters, Tsurumi Nakao, Kay Perry, Elanor Ebisuya and Ethel Yoshimoto. Visitation 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 2 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
RICHARD HENRY KEALOHA WELLS SR., 68, of Makaha, formerly of Palolo, died Aug. 6, 2001. Retired from city Waste Water Management Division. Survived by companion, Alma Cullen; stepfather, John Helemano; daughters, Darlene Grant, Deborah Seda and Violet; sons, Richard Jr., Reginald, John J.K. and John "Herbie" W.K.; brothers, Edward, Joseph, Grady and James; sister, Lydia Escuadro; 24 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.