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MAHIE'OLU K.L. BLOMGREN, 19, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died June 7, 2001. Born in Hilo. A prep cook and aspiring chef at Harrington's and Uncle Billy's. Survived by mother, Maeliette "Mae" Amana; father, Greg; sisters, Cheliette "Che" Conarton and Makana Aloha; grandparents, Halford Amana Sr. and Eve Blomgren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo, service 11 a.m.; burial at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
MYRTLEMAE NANIPUNAIKEAHIAKEKUAWAHINE BROWN, 73, of Ho-nolulu, died June 3, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired federal accountant. Survived by sons, Robert and Stephen; daughters, Marion Harken and Cheryl Cook; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Leonard Koomoa; sisters, Josephine Ingalls and Cherimae. Memorial service 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church, Mass 11 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
MELVYN FRANCISCO LACAP DIEGO, 53, of Waipahu, died May 20, 2001. Born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. An assistant provincial warden in the Philippines. Survived by wife, Lourdes; son, Karlo; daughters, Kristianne Mitsuyoshi, Kathrynne, Krystal and Karesse; mother, Rufina; brothers, Bayani Florencio Jr., Alexander and Winston; sister, Myda. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church in Waipahu, Mass 6:30 p.m. Cremation. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
LOUIS GALAZA, 88, of Kekaha, Kaua'i, died June 7, 2001. Born in Kukui'ula, Kaua'i. A truck driver retired from Kekaha Sugar Plantation. Survived by wife, Mary; sons, Louis Jr. and Elliott; sisters, Bella Mendez, Emily, Hilda and Francis; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa's Church, Mass 10 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.
HAJIME INOUYE, 95, of Wailuku, Maui, died June 6, 2001. Born in Wailuku. A salesman for Hamasaki Wholesale Store. Survived by wife, Fusayo; sons, Douglas and Herbert; daughters, Susan Yanagi and Sonya Sakamoto; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
YOICHI "DUKE" KAWANO, 79, of Kihei, Maui, died June 7, 2001. Born in Pu'unene. An industrial relations director retired from Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.; also a military intelligence officer for the U.S. Army during World War II. Survived by wife, Lorraine Yoshie; sons, Clifford, Kelsey and Brian; daughters, Elaine Tamaye and May McCabe; four grandchildren; brothers, Masato and Kenji. Service 5 p.m. Tuesday at Kahului Jodo Mission; reception to follow. No flowers. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
MABEL "AUNTY LIN CHOY" TONG LUJAN, 83, of Honolulu, died May 29, 2001. Born in Waikane, O'ahu. Wife of the late "Uncle Joe" Lujan and member of Kung Sheong Doo Society and Ohana Aweau Hui Pu. Survived by daughter, Velma "Lovie" Young; son, Robert Lyman; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Grace Lin How Tong Kawai; hanai family, Mildred and Miguel Uytiepo and family. Visitation 9 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, service 11:15 a.m.; burial noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
MASUE MAEDA, 91, of Kapa'au, Hawai'i, died May 30, 2001. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. A member of Kohala Hongwanji Mission and Kohala Senior Citizens. Survived by sons, Susumu and Takeo; brother, Tomoichi Okimura; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
BERNICE "BEA" PIILANI MARTIN, 70, of Kane'ohe, died May 27, 2001. Born June 2, 2001. Wife of the late George "Tilo" Martin Sr. Survived by sons, George Jr. "Didi," Gregory "Tony," Guy "Bully" and Isaac "Gordon"; daughters, Danette "Sweetheart" Galdeira, Debbie Paris, Darlene Johns and Drusilla Johansen; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, service 11 a.m.; burial noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
TO'OSAVILI "TO'O" TYSON AGAE-NAIPO, 11, of Honolulu, died June 1, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A sixth-grader at Washington Middle School, basketball player and member of McCully Boys & Girls Club of Hawai'i. Survived by mother, Kaiu Naipo; father, Tony Agae; sisters, Ilima, Thelma and Mapuana Agae-Naipo; brother, Utoafili Agae-Naipo; grandparents, Mapuana Naipo, Atilua Agae and Eliza Naipo. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
MAMORU "MAMO" SHIMIZU, 75, of Kula, Maui, died May 30, 2001. Born in Kula, Maui. Retired vegetable farmer. Survived by wife, Jean; son, Ray; stepsons, Chester and Jason Yasue; stepdaughter, Stephanie Takehara; five grandchildren; brothers, Manabu, Ralph and Roy; sisters, Matsuyo and Tokiyo Inouye. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
GAIL KAZUKO VERNON, 54, of Waipahu, died June 7, 2001. Born in Waipahu. Survived by husband, Walter; sons, Michael and Jonathan; parents, Kamekichi and Kameko Miyashiro; brothers, Allen and James Miyashiro; sister, Judy Moyer. Visitation 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary makai chapel; service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
MELINDA ALVARADO YASUI, 44, of Pearl City, died June 2, 2001. Born in Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, Philippines. A member of Sanchez Mira Association and case manager retired from Susannah Wesley Community Center. Survived by husband, Ronald; sons, Marvinrae and Reynaldo Jr.; daughters, Michelle and Vrenelli; father, Jose Sacapolo; mother, Serapio Sacapolo. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Harris United Methodist Church, service 6:30 p.m.; scattering of ashes 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Elks Club inWaikiki. No flowers. Casual attire.