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ALTON "KAIPO" "BIG POPPA" KAIPOALOHA ADAMS, 26, of Wai'anae, died June 6, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by fiance, Ruby Balmilero; mother, the Rev. Alvina Adams; brothers, Aaron Jr. and Abel; sister, Angel Kaio; grandmother, Katie Moa; hanai brothers, Ken Wusstig and Alix Andrade Jr. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday; service noon. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire.
AILEEN ALDA ANDERSON, 90, of Kula, Maui, died June 14, 2001. Born in Alta, Iowa. The captain of several bowling teams and a golfer. A devoted grandmother. Visitation 5 to 5:30 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.
MATSUE KANEKO ARITA, 88, of Honolulu, died June 8, 2001. Born in Kea'au, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Thomas and Howard; daughter, Judith Hamada; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Takeyo Fujiwara, Masako Matsuura, Tomeko Kaneko, Haruko Capewell, Gloria Suehiro and Gladys Brown. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
JUDY KAY BECKER, 59, of Honolulu, died June 15, 2001. Born in St. Louis, Mo. A retired schoolteacher. Survived by mother, Helene; brothers, Earl Jr., Tom, Bill, Jim, Chris and Greg; sisters, Jill Johnson, Gina Buss and Theresa Ragsdale. Visitation from 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Memorial donations to Mass Intentions or a favorite charity.
EVELYN VINCENT BRASSEUR, 91, of Kane'ohe, died June 4, 2001. A retired registered nurse. Survived by sons, Robert and David; daughter, Nancy Ramos; three grandchildren; brother, Robert Calfe. Graveside service 10 a.m. Friday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
MISANDRA "GIRLY" T. CASTRO, 66, of Vista, San Diego, Calif., died June 13, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Employed at Magna Distributor and Tuffcoat Roofing. Survived by sisters, Albertina Sencio, Loretta Cornella and Crist Medvitz. No service. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
MARY OLIVIA DRISCOLL, 76, died June 13, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A 1942 Punahou School graduate. Survived by husband, John II; son, John III; daughters, Mary Perry and Melissa Driscoll; three grandchildren; a great-grandson. Private family service to be held at a later date. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
DAVID FLAUMM, 71, died June 10, 2001. A Hawai'i resident since 1960, he worked in sales and management for Honolulu publishing companies and radio stations and was former general manager of KGU Radio. Survived by daughter, Candace Miller. Private service.
CHOCK HIN GOO, 95, of Lanikai, died June 14, 2001. Born in Canton, China. A bank officer retired from American Security Bank. Survived by sons, Vernon and Garrett; daughter, Nadine Wong; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Private burial by family. No flowers. Casual attire.
JOHN PAUL GOUVEIA, 88, of Kane'ohe, died June 10, 2001. Born in Pa'ia, Maui. A marine engineer retired from Dole Corp. Survived by daughter, Diane Canon; sons, Melven Yokoyama, George Yokoyama and Ronnie Yokoyama and John; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; Mass 6:30 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.
WILLARD EUGENE HARMON SR., 72, of Wahiawa, died June 4, 2001. Born in Cleveland, Ohio. A Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 30 years. Survived by wife, Jane; son, Willard Jr.; stepson, Larry Alcarion; stepdaughters, Joanne Maluotoga, Reimona Pauu, Feila Sau and Naomi Meki; 15 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation 10 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani Ward; service 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
SEKIE KADOOKA, 86, of Kainaliu, Kona, Hawai'i, died June 8, 2001. Born in Kealakekua, Kona. A retired seamstress and sewing teacher with Kimata Sewing School and member of Kona Hongwanji Mission. Survived by sons, Ray and Kenneth; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Service 5 p.m. Tuesday at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kealakekua. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary,
EDWARD FRANCIS KAHALE SR., 73, of Waimanalo, died June 8, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant and tour escort and greeter with Sea Life Park. Survived by wife, Leilani; daughters, Sharon Naeole and Georgette "Joey" Loa; son, Edward Jr.; stepdaughters, Debora and Brenda Keliihoomalu; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, John and George. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 8 p.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire.
CHARLES KALANI, a professional wrestler, also known as Professor Toru Tanaka, died Aug. 22, 2000. An Iolani High School graduate, expert in martial arts and actor who belonged to the Screen Actors Guild. Survived by wife, Doris; children, Karen Kalani Beck, Cheryle and Carl; six grandchildren; sisters, Jeanette Miranda and Charlene Einerson; brother, Robert. A celebration of his life will be held Wednesday on the North Shore of O'ahu. For further information call Karen Kalani Beck at the 'Ohana Reef Tower Hotel: 924-8844.
ROSALINE LOKELANI "AUNTY LOKE" LOQUE, of Honolulu, formerly of Hana, Maui, died June 5, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Benjamin, Ronald and Larry; daughters, Lorita Gabriel, Rosemarie Lee, Mildred Spencer, Juanita Anakalea, Molly Kahele, Patricia and Jennie; brother, Benjamin Kaai; sisters, Mariaha Kaaiawaawa, Geraldine Lancaster, Phyllis Wong and Annette Cadang; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Nu'uanu Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Graveside service 9 a.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park.
HARRY YOUNG CHUL NAM, 76, of Waimanalo, died June 11, 2001. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Survived by wife, Margaret; sons, Patrick, Michael and George; three grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary mauka chapel; service 11 a.m. Inurnment 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
YUTAKA "GUS" NISHIHARA, 89, of Pahala, Hawai'i, died June 14, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A road construction supervisor retired from the former Ka'u Sugar Company and member of Pahala Hongwanji Kyodan and Pahala Senior Citizens. Survived by wife, Ruth; sons, Harry and Gerald; daughters, Michie Ando, Fannie Kado, June Shimizu and Lorna Takimoto; sister, Patsy Fukushima; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren. Visitation 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pahala Hongwanji; service 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
CHIYO TAKUMI NUNOKAWA, 81, of Honolulu, died June 7, 2001. Born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. A retired State of Hawai'i, Department of Education librarian. Survived by husband, Vernon; sons, Alan and Neil; three grandchildren; brothers, Kenzo and Shiyuzo Takumi; sister, Dorothy Hew. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
ALFRED "NIPPY" CURTIS PEDRO JR., of Kahului, Maui, died June 11, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Alfred Salsedo; brother, Joseph; sisters, Calmentina Feliciano, Trina DeMotto, Wanda and Debra. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nakamura Mortuary; prayer service 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private inurnment at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
LEONARD MAHEALANI PETERS, 64, of Honolulu, died June 13, 2001. Born in Ho'olehua, Moloka'i. A master chief in the U.S. Navy and recipient of the Navy Commendation Medal. Survived by wife, Kathleen; daughters, Elizabeth Mason and Barbara Bliss; sons Stephen and Joseph; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Samuel Jr. and Richard; sister, Rosemay Ku. Visitation 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kalai Ka Manu Hou Church, Kaunakakai, Moloka'i; service noon. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Kane'ohe; service 11:30 a.m. Graveside service 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veteran's Cemetery.
MIKEY RAKIN, 2, of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Hawai'i, died June 6, 2001. Born on the Marshall Islands. Survived by mother, Bella Peter; father, Macky; hanai mother, Mary; brother, Arlington Peter; grandfathers, Jonithen Jackson, Isaho Luther, Peter Peter and Harry Rakin. Graveside service was held 3 p.m. yesterday at Na'alehu Community Cemetery, Na'alehu, Ka'u, Hawai'i. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.
ELSIE REGO, 82, of Waialua, O'ahu, died June 10, 2001. Born in Makaweli, Hawai'i. Survived by husband, Antone Jr.; son, Herbert; daughter, Bernice Davidson; brothers, Harry Rodrigues, Clarence and David; sisters, Eleanor Saguibo, Doris Sarabano and Thelma Robello; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel; service 7 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
JANICE GRAY ROWLAND, 80, of Kane'ohe, formerly of Lahaina, Maui, died June 14, 2001. Born in Berkeley, Calif. A retired teacher. Survived by sons, William Jr., Robert and Kenneth; daughter, Kathleen; 11 grandchildren. Memorial service was held at 4 p.m. yesterday at Pohai Nani. Memorial donations to Pohai Nani Foundation or The Honolulu Academy of Arts. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
MAKOTO TAKAHASHI, 84, of Papa'ikou, Hawai'i, died June 13, 2001. Born in Kalaoa, Hawai'i. A flume carpenter retired from Onomea Sugar Plantation and member of Taishoji Soto Mission and Papa'ikou Senior Citizens Club. Survived by wife, Chiyoko; sons, Tetsuo and George; daughters, Gladys Umemoto, Ellen Tanoura and Taeko Takahashi; 12 grandchildren. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
YASU NAKAO WATADA, 98, of Honolulu, died June 8, 2001. Born in Kapa'a, Kaua'i. A retired Kalihi-Kai School teacher. Survived by son, Gordon; daughter, Katherine Wurfel; four grandchildren. Private service held. Memorial donations to The Church of the Crossroads for Watada Lectures or to a favorite charity. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
TAKEO "TAKE" YABUTA, 73, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died June 6, 2001. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. The owner of the former Take's Carpet and Drapery, Inc. Survived by companion, M. Kodama; sons, Eric and Daryl; brothers, Masao, Hihuo and Tetsuo "Ted"; sisters, Setsuko Matsuoka and Natsuko Giyotoku; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
SEN YAGINUMA, 87, of Honolulu, died May 26, 2001. Born in 'Ewa. A homemaker. Survived by son, Richard; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Kosuke Tokunaga. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.