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Master 'ukulele craftsman JOSE HIPOLITO JR., 66, of Honolulu, died June 10. See story.
NILASONI SOSIUA ALATINI, 18, of Pearl City, died June 18, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A graduate of Kahuku High School. Survived by parents, Nilasoni and Elenoa; sisters, Salome, Laumanu and Leilani; grandparents, Feki and Laumanu Seluini. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. today at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; service 9 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
ABIGAIL "TIARE" FRANCES LEILANI KUHNS BALDWIN, 69, of Wai'anae, died May 21, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A member of Ahahui Kaahumanu and Hale O Na Ali'i Societies. Survived by husband, Ronald; son, Forrest Belter; daughter, Aloma Badayos; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Timothy's Church, 'Aiea; service 10:30 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
ELIZABETH "LIZ" PENDLETON GRANDY TAYLOR BLEDSOE, 86, of Honolulu, died May 31, 2001. Born in Norfolk, Va. A records management analyst retired from Tripler Army Medical Center. Survived by half brother, J.W. Grandy III; half sister, Jeanne Grandy Watkins. Service with scattering of ashes 6 p.m. Monday at Rainbow Tower, Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel, Rainbow Tower. No flowers. Aloha attire. Memorial donations to a favorite charity. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
ROBERT "DOC" CHUN CHING, 92, of Honolulu, died June 17, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired dentist. Survived by daughters, Frances Crowell and Ella Fujimoto; sisters, Yun Ho In and Alice Chang; brother, Roy You Bun Ching; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Casual attire.
CORRA VILLAROZ DABIS, 80, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died June 13, 2001. Born in Pahala, Ka'u, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Jerome; sons, Bobby Secio and Alfred and Ralph; daughter, Vivian Patrocinio; stepchildren, Jacob, Lorraine, Priscilla and Walter; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; brother, Salvador Villaroz; sisters, Maria Lining, Philomena Abordo, Linda Chun, Rose Kumia. Visitation 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday; service 9 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.
DORIS HARUMI EGUSA, 80, of Honolulu, died June 14, 2001. Owner of Papaaloa Beauty Salon. Survived by son, Mel; two grandchildren; brothers, George Akamine and Roy Akamine; sisters, Lorraine Miyagawa, Barbara Ogata, Irene Hamada, Betty Takara and Pauline Hisatomi. Private service held.
HARUO FUKUSHIMA, 85, of Kahului, Maui, died June 17, 2001. Born in Pa'ia. Employed by Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company. A member of Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Survived by brother, Shizuo "Fred"; sisters, Helen "Tomiko" Yamagata and Thelma. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
MANUAEL HALEAKALA, 71, of Wai'anae, died June 14, 2001. Born in Wailuku, Maui. A structural iron worker. Survived by wife, Leilani; sons, Vernon and Obett; daughters, Leilani and Rebecca; brother, Frank; sisters, Hea Cristo and Leinaala Teves; a grandson. Service 5 p.m. Saturday at the family residence, 85-1368 Kamaile'unu St., Wai'anae. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
RONALD YOSHIMITSU HIRAHARA, 83, of Honolulu, died June 15, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Dan's Lumber Yard as a general contractor. Survived by son, Ronald; sisters, Alice Hirahara, Helen Morita and Sue Otsu; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation from 5 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Aloha attire.
GARY HIROSHI ICHIMASA, 55, of Kailua, died June 15, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A Verizon GTE International, network operations manager. Survived by son, Kevin; mother, Edith; sister, Claire Ichimasa Hirai. Service 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
WALTER KANJI KONNO, 75, of Honolulu, died June 14, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Hickam Air Force Base as a civil servant. Survived by wife, Mitsuko; son, Henry; brother, Fred "Goichi" and Edward "Mitsuo"; sisters, Lillian "Satoyo" Iwasa, Ethel "Masayo" Watai and Violet "Unme" Sodetani. Service 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
STANLEY SAICHI MORIMOTO, 85, of Honolulu, died June 18, 2001. Born in Hanama'ulu, Kaua'i. A retired supervisor with the U.S. Postal Service, Honolulu District Office. Survived by wife, Kimie; daughter, Beryl; four grandchildren; brother, Francis; sisters, Evelyn Osaki, Bessie Murrakami and Gladys Yang. Visitation 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; Lions necrology service followed by funeral service 3 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.
MARIO PAGATPATAN, 51, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died June 17, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A supervisor with Rego Trucking. Survived by parents, Jorge and Mercedes; brothers, George, Ricardo and Melvin; sisters, Darnella Baldovi and Teresa Grace. Visitation 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church; Mass 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.
LEON "JIMMY" P. PASCUA, 89, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died June 19, 2001. Born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The proprietor of a barber shop and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survived by wife, Virginia; daughter, Salome; brother, Florentino; a grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 12:15 p.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
JULIE ANN ST. SAUVER, 72, of Kahului, Maui, died June 19, 2001. Born in St. Paul, Minn. Children's book author and haiku poet who attended Christ the King Catholic Church. Survived by son, Joseph; daughters, Claire Seifert, Virginia and Barbara; brothers, Paul Seibert, Richard Seibert and Jimmy Atkinson; sisters, Edith Toney and Annette Lambert; three grandchildren. Service to be held in Minnesota. Memorial donations to the National Parkinson Foundation. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
HATSUE SHIGEMATSU, 97, of Wailuku, Maui, died June 16, 2001. Born in Haiku, Maui. A homemaker and member of Wailuku Jodo Mission. Survived by son, Shigeto; daughter, Betty Takamiya; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
LAWRENCE LYTLE SHIPLEY, 94, of Honolulu, died May 31, 2001. Born in Corydon, Iowa. A retired electrical engineer. Survived by son, Jeffrey; daughters, Linda Bonilla and Diana; stepdaughters, Jessica Tran, Mai Phuong Kamakahi; stepson, Doug Tran. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
ARTHUR SIMON ST. GERMAIN, 75, of Auisun, Calif., died April 6, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A 1945 Kamehameha Schools graduate, World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army and president of Western Specialty Products in San Jose, Calif. Survived by wife, Rosarita; sons, Michael, Sal, Commodore and Ace; a grandson. Memorial service and inurnment 10:15 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
MASAIKI SUEDA, 88, of Kahului, Maui, died June 15, 2001. Born in Puunene, Maui. A retired painter. Survived by wife, Jessie; sons, Wayne and Michael; daughter, Sharon Sueda; a grandson. Private family service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
FARANSIRO "FRANK" TAMALA, 79, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died June 17, 2001. Born in Hilo. Owner of the former Young's Shoe Repair and a member of 700 Club. A baseball umpire. Survived by wife, Katherine; sons, Tad, Calvin and Frank; daughters, Sheila Pang and Darleen Paiva; brothers, Mugs, Andrew and Sonny; sisters, Ann Boteilho and Nancy Antonio; 27 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. today at Glad Tidings Church; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. tomorrow; service 10 a.m. Burial at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
BEATRICE TESSMAN, 85, of Kamiloloa, Moloka'i, died June 16, 2001. Born in Wapanucka, Okla. Survived by sisters, Beulah Spoonemore, Mary Ruth Walters, Vivian Gregston, Kathryn Dayton and Janice Love; brothers, Charles Williams and James Williams. No service. Ashes to be scattered at a later date. Arrangements by Molokai Mortuary.
MANINOA THOMPSON, 86, of Honolulu, died June 15, 2001. Born in Ofu Village, Manu'a, American Samoa. An enlisted man retired from the U.S. Navy. Survived by sons, Herman, Sam and Filipo; daughters, Maina Tauiliili, Felauai Loftus, Matalena Toomalatai and Tiana Smith; sisters, Victoria Harrington and Lagise Leasau; 19 grandchildren. Visitation 2 p.m. Sunday at Samoan Congregational Church; service 3 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Monday; service 10 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
JIRO TOMOSADA, 81, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died June 15, 2001. Born in Kapoho, Hawai'i. A supervisor retired from the Gas Company. Survived by wife, Yoshie; daughter, Laura Kerr; sons, Gerald, Steve and Clifford; brothers, Kazuo, Mitsugi and Shigeno; sister, Hatsue Tao; three grandsons; a great-granddaughter. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
YOKO TOYODA, 52, of Honolulu, died June 13, 2001. Born in Kumamoto-Ken, Japan. A sushi maker for the Sushi Company. Survived by husband, Yasumasa; son, Dennis; daughter, Jean; brother, Shigemi Nakagawa; sisters, Sakae Toyoda, Masaye Akai and Fusako Otsuyama. Private service held. 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; sisters, Setsuko Matsuoka and Natsuko "June" Gyotoku; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.