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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, June 19, 2001


Advertiser Staff

The Advertiser publishes obituaries about people of interest to its readers as a free public service. Obituaries may be submitted by mortuaries or, with proof of death, by individuals in writing. Fax 525-8037 or write to Obituaries Editor, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802. Include a contact name and phone number. We reserve the right to edit for form, style and newsworthiness. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. To publish paid death notices, call the classified ads department at 521-9111.

DOROTHY LOUISE WILSON, 73, of Honolulu, died June 16, 2001, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. See story.

KAVA AVIU, 83, of Kapolei, died June 16, 2001. Born in Fakaofo, Tokelau. Retired stevedore. Survived by wife, Milovale; daughters, Vise, Amelia Iona, Vaimoana Salanoa, Vaolilo Wooley, Faitau Aviu, Loretta Lafitaga and Blanche Aviu-Faumuina; sons, Aviu Kava, Titaulu, Kava Jr. and Lika; hanai sons, Tufi Magalei, Sam, and Faialaga Willis; hanai daughters, Loretta Sagiao and Helen Niuelua; brothers, Tai and Tofa; 35 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

ELEANOR BUELL BANKS, 90, of Hawa, Hawai'i, died June 12, 2001. Born in Sioux Falls, N.D. Retired Kohala High School teacher. Survived by sons, Robert and Ian; two grandchildren. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday at Kalahikiola Congregational Church, 'Iole, Kohala, Hawai'i; inurnment to follow at Wainaia Cemetery, Hala'ula, Kohala. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo, Hawai'i.

CECY S. BROWNE, 88, of Kailua, died June 9, 2001. A Portuguese language teacher. Survived by daughters, Nancy "Nani" Herzberg, Sally Coyne, Joann Zelaya and Marlene Dempsey; brother, Orlando Souza-Filho; five grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kailua; memorial service 10 a.m.; inurnment noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

YUK TSIN BUDWAY, 80, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died May 28, 2001. Born in Hilo. A homemaker. Survived by son, Robert; daughter, Marylin Post; sisters, Yuk Lin "Skinny" Campbell and Florence Aplin; five grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; memorial service 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers; donations to Autism Research Institute, 4182 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116.

FLORENCIO ESCALONA CALIP, 74, of Honolulu, died June 11, 2001. Born in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by wife, Felicidad; sons, Mario, Eduardo, Julius, Casimero and Jesus; daughters, Dolores Escobar, Lucila Palacio, Grace and Gertrude; brother, Luis; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Final services and burial in the Philippines.

JACKIE LEE GRAMBUSCH SR., 69, of Kawela, Moloka'i, died June 9, 2001. Born in Detroit. Survived by wife, Wilma; sons, Jackie Jr., William and Andrew; daughter, Ellen Ryan; nine grandchildren; brothers, Calvin, Hank, Don and Ralph; sisters, Gloria and Diane. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church, Ho'olehua, Moloka'i. Private burial of ashes later. Arrangements by Molokai Mortuary.

TOSHIKO IMAMOTO, 89, of Lahaina, Maui, died June 8, 2001. Born in Pu'un«n«, Maui. Survived by daughters, Lily Imamoto and Judy Masters; four grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Private services held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

EDWARD FRANCIS KAHALE SR., 73, of Waimanalo, died June 8, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant, tour escort and Sea Life Park greeter. Survived by wife, Leilani; daughters, Sharon Naeole and Georgette "Joey" Loa; sons, Melvin Rodrigues, Martin and Carlton Kahae, and Edward Jr.; stepdaughters, Debora and Brenda Keliihoomalu; 17 grandchildren; 19 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 the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

PETER "DA-ETE" KAPUHILANI KEKUA JR., 64, of Kahuku, died June 4, 2001. Retired heavy equipment operator. Survived by wife, Angeline; sons, Patrick, David, Peter and Mark Kekua, and Michael Gaspar; daughters, Donna Kekauoha and Tammie Olmstead; brother, William; sister, Lady; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park; service 12:15 p.m.; burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire.

BERNARDA CALA LAFORGA, 87, of Waipahu, died June 7, 2001. Born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by husband, Juan; son, Danny Sr.; daughters, Flora Agbayani, Rosita Laforga and Warlita Radona; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary.

HATTIE KAIPOAHI MAHIAI, 82, of Kaunakakai, Moloka'i, died June 10, 2001. Born in North Kona, Hawai'i. Survived by sons, Butch, Floyd, Mac Makaena, Willis and Frank; daughters, Gery Santiago, Gwen Naone, Buzzy Manijo and Iwalani Enriques; several grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalama'ula, Moloka'i; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Kapaakea Cemetery, Kapa'akea, Moloka'i. Arrangements by Molokai Mortuary.

BETSY FUMIE MIYASHIRO, 78, of Honolulu, formerly of Waipahu, died June 12, 2001. Retired Arakawa's store sales clerk. Survived by daughter, Glenda; grandchildren, Shea and Geri. Visitation 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

TYRAN MONIZ-HILDERBRAND, 17 months, son of Sandy Hilderbrand and Luana Moniz, of Mountain View, Hawai'i, died June 9, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Also survived by sister, Precious Border-Moniz; grandparents, Henry Hilderbrand, Ronnie and Johnamae Johnson, Anthony "Tony" Walter and Ginger Sarah Moniz, and Nina Bernard; great-grandparents, Hyrm and Amy Hilderbrand, Adela Carvalho and Sonny Carvalho; hanai father, Sunny Hilderbrand; hanai mother, Jodylynne Hilderbrand. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

AARON-JAMES KAAINOA OGATA-LUHIAU, 14, of Paradise Park, Kea'au, Hawai'i, died June 13, 2001. Kea'au High School student; and former student at Big Island Martial Arts Academy, Hilo. Survived by father, Stanford Ogata; mother, Leihuanani Luhiau; brothers, Sterland Ogata, Francis Ogata Sr. and Riley Ogata; sisters, Crystal-Lynn Ogata, Kuuipo Luhiau and Leeann Ogata; grandmother, Eloise Kepaa. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hilo Church of God, 617 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

ROMEO M. PERALTA, 58, of 'Ewa Beach, died May 18, 2001. Born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by wife, Ines; sons, George, Jimmy and Romeo; daughters, Joyseline Oasay and Janet; eight grandchildren; mother, Vitaliana; sister, Catalina Damo. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

ALBERT AKIRA SAKUDA, 73, of Honolulu, died June 15, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired contract salesman. Survived by wife, Edna; son, Eric; daughters, Dale, Jill Clever, and June; two granddaughters; brother, Henry; sister, Aiko Nakandakari. Services 4 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

REYNETTE AINAHAUOKALANI SPENCER STEVENS, 38, of Laupahoehoe Mauka, Hawai'i, died June 10, 2001. Born in Kailua, O'ahu. Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows bungalow assistant manager. Survived by husband, Craig; son, James Baptiste; daughters, Cherie and Rene Baptiste; stepson, Levon Stevens; stepdaughters, Jayla Fernandez, and Kylee; mother, Leona Spencer; brothers, Glenn, Charles and Paul Spencer. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Holy Apostles, Hilo; memorial service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

MASAO "MIKE" UCHIMA, 88, of Honolulu, died June 15, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired Love's Bakery driver/salesman supervisor, and Ala World Travel Agency tour director. Survived by wife, Gladys; daughters, Julie Lyons and Diane Windell; sisters, Nancy Okuma, Gail Uchima-Chang and Rose Loui; two grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

VENERACION DEGALA YUMOL, 58, of Honolulu, died June 8, 2001. Born in Gabao, Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by husband, Cesar; daughter, Lorelei Llagan; sons, Carlo and Christian; father, Catalino Degala; sister, Norma Collado; brothers, Charles and Kelly Degala and Catalino Degala Jr.; two grandsons. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, Kalihi; Mass 8:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.