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Theatrical and film producer WILLIAM "STEVE" PARKER, who was a friend of the stars and was once married to actress Shirley MacLaine, died Sunday at his home in Honolulu. He was 79. See story.
BENJAMIN MASAMI AGANUS, 66, of Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i, died May 13, 2001. Born in Pa'auhau, Hawai'i. Retired Hawai'i Affordable Properties maintenance man and former Paauhau Sugar Plantation employee. Survived by wife, Mavourneen; daughters, Bernadette Wertz, Diane Townsend, Yvette Stone, Jeanette McNally and Lynne Merseburgh; brothers, Gary and Phil; sister, Charlene Sohriakoff; seven grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 10 a.m. today at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i; service 10 a.m. Burial at West Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Kona.
HELEN KIKUYO AWAYA, 101, of Ho-nolulu, formerly of Kohala, Hawai'i, and Redondo Beach, Calif., died May 3, 2001. Born in Kapa'au, North Kohala, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by son, Ben; daughters, Mary Awaya and Agnes Fujimoto; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
GEORGE "KEOKI" HORATIO PIKO BAILEY, 78, of Honolulu, died May 12, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired State of Hawai'i Bureau of Conveyances employee. Survived by brother, Samuel; sisters, Isabella Stanton and Lillie Roberts. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
TRASON A. BASCONIS SR., 71, of Richmond, Calif., formerly of Hawai'i, died May 9, 2001. Born in Honolulu, A retired U.S. Army mess sergeant. Survived by wife, Conception "Connie"; son, Trason "Jerry" Jr.; daughters, Yolanda, Liz Perez and Debbie Reaves; brothers, Larry and William; sisters, Nora Bernardo, Irene Chee, Saring Fujii and Betty Ikeda; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papa'ikou, Hawai'i; Mass 11 a.m.; urn committal service 1 p.m. at Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
MARIA THERESA CAMPBELL, 88, of Mililani, died May 13, 2001. Born in Panama. Survived by son, Luis-Eugenio Campo; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Mainland service and burial pending. Local service 7 p.m. May 31 at Mililani Baptist Church. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary.
FRAXEDES LESTINO CARDENAS, 88, of Honolulu, died May 2, 2001. Born in Burgos, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A homemaker. Survived by son, Romeo; hanai daughter, Darlene Borman; two grandchildren; sister, Gloria Cabanting. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. May 27 at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. May 29 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 9:45 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
FUMI YOSHINO CHIWA, 82, of 'Aiea, died May 5, 2001. Born in Pu'un«n«, Maui. Survived by husband, Saburo; daughters, Corinne, Roberta Tanaka, Jennifer, Eileen, and Brenda Galapin; two grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
ANNIE KYUNG HYE CHOY, 79, of Wahiawa, died May 4, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Bank of Hawaii. Survived by sons, Robert and Wayne; brother, Marvin Kang; sisters, Mary Lee, Alice Hahn and Anna Burgess; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary.
AUSTIN DAVID SCOTT DAVIS JR., 71, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died May 6, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired field engineer for AMP. Survived by wife, Janice; daughter, Holli Marshall; sons, Austin III and Dallas; sisters, Marleen Davis and Faye Sayre; three grandchildren. Private burial of urn on O'ahu. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo, Hawai'i.
MICHAEL CHARLES EBINGER, 65, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died May 15, 2001. Born in Kapa'a, Kaua'i. A Hawaiian Food Packers pineapple harvester. Survived by mother, Shendrina; sisters, Barbara Ebinger and Bessie Hedricks; brothers, Ralley Ebinger, Aberham Lovell and Albert Soares. Visitation 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine's Church, Kapa'a; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at St. Catherine's Church Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.
KANA HIGA, 99, of Waipahu, died May 11, 2001. Born in Okinawa, Japan. A retired Del Monte Cannery employee. Survived by sons, David, Alfred "Mitsuo," Harry and Reginald; daughters, Grace Bush, Ruth Oshiro, Lillian Yamashiro and Alice Sur; 30 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Service noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
EDWARD "BUSH" "BOY" KAEKA, 40, of Nu'uanu, died April 7, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A J.Y.L. Inc. maintenance man. Survived by brothers, David, Peter, Joseph and Tommy; sisters, Josephine, Loretta, Davelynn, Mary, Roseline and Francine; hanai uncle and aunt, Donald and Henrietta Ah Loy. Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Sand Island Beach Park. For information call Tommy, 691-3955. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
DENNIS HIDEO KANESHIRO, 52, of Wai'anae, died May 5, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Owner and president of Makaha Drive In. Survived by wife, Gayle; daughters, Leila and Megan; mother, Hatsuko; brothers, Wayne and Clyde; sisters, Iris Lee and Gayle Inouye. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
EDWARD IBARRA LUCERO SR., 90, of Wahiawa, died May 14, 2001. Born in Camiling, Tralac, Philippines. A retired bus dispatcher. Survived by wife, Bertha; son, Edward Jr.; stepsons, Charles and Solomon Kauha; stepdaughter, Raynette Algoso; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:45 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Wahiawa; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
EGIDIO "EDIO" FURAGGANAN MADDAGAN, 67, of Honolulu, died May 3, 2001. Born in Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines. San Miguel Corp. sales person; and retired from Duty Free Shop, Waikiki. Survived by wife, Adela; sons, Roland, Gil and Noel; daughters, Madeline Santos and Mary Clavecilla; five grandchildren; father, Bernardino; brother, Tony; sisters, Frances Reyes, Tita Maddagan, Edith Jamon, Susana Fronda and Yolanda Cadavona. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. tomorrow at St. Philomena Church; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
SUE SEIKO MIYABARA, 76, of Honolulu, died May 3, 2001. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Survived by husband, Raymond; daughters, Lynn and Sharon; sisters, Chieko Steffens, Ruth Sato, Lily Yoshizumi, Christine Lane and Gloria Malunao; brothers, Hideo, Masayuki and Paul Koike. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
SATORU OKAYAMA, 86, of Honolulu, died May 5, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired owner/baker of Hadley's Bakery, and member of 442nd Infantry Combat Team, 100th Battalion. Survived by wife, Mildred; sons, Howard, Eugene and Milton; brothers, Edward and Shiro; five grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
RITA O'KEEFE, 57, of Honolulu, died May 10, 2001. Born in Italy. Member of Friends of Italy. Survived by husband, Patrick; son, Luca; brothers, Ernesto and Vittorio Signorillo; sister, Ciretta Sonzogni. Visitation 11:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church; Mass 12:30 p.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Service.
ROSARIO JABEGUERO PANONCILLO, 67, of Honolulu, died May 12, 2001. Born in the Philippines. Survived by sons, Jaime, Gilbert, Carlito and Cesar; daughters, Teresita Arriba, Julieta Driskell, Delia Harris and Nenita Viloria; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Mass 7:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi; burial 9 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
LORRAINE JUNE PARRISH, 73, of Honolulu, died May 5, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired. Survived by son, Michael; brother, Robert Gouveia; two grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow at Star of the Sea Catholic Church; Mass noon. Private burial. No flowers. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
VIOLET LADIA QUADRA, 70, of Waipahu, died May 14, 2001. Survived by daughters and sons, Theresa O'Donnell, Marla Mahelona, Germaine Arakawa, Phillip and Roderick; grandchildren;, Sean and Ryan O'Donnell, Jana, Aaron, Jacob and Hannah Arakawa and Tia; brothers and sisters, Louis Ladia, Lillian Pang, Bobby Ramos, Patsy Miguel, Jerry Ramos and Dickie Ramos. Visitation 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
MILDRED KIKUYO SAKAMOTO, 75, of Wai'anae, died May 8, 2001. Born in Kailua. Retired seamstress. Survived by daughters, Patricia Reese and Coleen; brothers, George and Chester Yasuda. Service 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Aloha attire.
HERMINA "ERMING" BALDIVINO SEMANA, 60, of Waipahu, died May 12, 2001. Born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of Badoc Pinili Association. Survived by husband, Mariano "Jun"; sons, Eddie and Danilo; daughters, Annette Baldoz, Lailani, and Minda Pagdilao; six grandchildren; sisters, Ely Pagdilao and Matilde Bautista. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Casual attire. Burial later in the Philippines. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary.
ERNEST HIDEO SHIMATA, 89, of Kane'ohe, died May 8, 2001. Born in Waialua. Retired carpenter. Survived by wife, Alice; sons, Raymond, Kenneth, Wayne and Gordon; daughter, Faye Shiroma; 10 grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
LILLIAN SONG, 72, died May 5, 2001. Born in Seoul, Korea. A housewife. Survived by daughter, Lisa. Private service held. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
IOIMATA GALEA'I TAULIILI, 70, of La'ie, died May 12, 2001. Born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. Former Polynesian Cultural Center dancer, and cook at the former Church College of Hawai'i and Kuilima Resort. Survived by husband, Uipa; sons, Uipa Jr., and William Ili; daughters, Luisa Tupuola, Sitaimata Masoe, Patricia Aumua, Veralyn Reynolds, Leilani Soliai and Flora Bios; brothers, Lemaefe Galea'i, Peni Tagoa'i, William Galea'i, Misi Galea'i, Tafili Galea'i, Pulefano Galea'i, Fulufuluele Galea'i, Asaua Luau, Falaula Tinoga and Nagauia Po'oai Moe Tuileto'a; sisters, Lusila Aoelua, Evelina White, Vatau Neria, Va Popo Letuli Pele, Lemaile Tinoga Mapusua, A'ano Tinogo Tepa, Elesi Tinoga-Mata'u, Vai Tinoga, Fua'auli Tinoga Fuimaono and Leaso Tinoga To'afo; 39 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ, La'ie 9th Ward, chapel; service 11:30 to 12:45 p.m.; burial 1 p.m. at La'ie Cemetery. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.
JOHN CARL TUCKER, 52, of Wailuku, Maui, died May 11, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Former stationary engineer. Survived by wife, Linda; son, Lon; daughter, Chelsea; mother, Tamiko; brother, Lynn. Visitation 1 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Maui; service 2 p.m. Inurnment 2 p.m. Monday at Maui Veteran's Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire.
FUSAKO IMAMURA UCHIDA, 78, of Wahiawa, died May 9, 2001. Born in Kuli'ou'ou. Survived by sons, Ralph and Roland; daughters, Patricia Uchida and Kathryn Tancayo; sisters, Evelyn Correa, Sumiko "Suzie" Wong and Akiko Odagiri; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary.
ROBERT "PEEWEE" J. UPCHURCH, 74, of Kailua, died May 12, 2001. Retired federal truckdriver. Survived by wife, Bernice; daughter, Pamie Compehos; two grandsons. Visitation 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Enchanted Lake; service over ashes 12:30 p.m.; inurnment to follow at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
MOLLY LUM WILLIAMS, 80, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died April 28, 2001. Born on O'ahu. A state librarian. Survived by husband, Gilbert; daughter, Lynette Crozier; sons, Gilbert, Richard and Samuel; brothers, Benjamin, Daniel, Raymond, Joseph and Lloyd; sisters, Eva Shak, Annie Conching, Christina Ikeda, Lydia Au, Ada Conching, Elizabeth Takahashi and Francine Castro; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 a.m. Saturday at Lihu'e First Hawaiian Church, Kaua'i; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Lihu'e Public Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.
MARVIN Y.Y. WONG, 41, of Los Angeles, Calif., died May 8, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Department of Defense auditor. Survived by wife, Gayle; sons, Christopher, Ryan and Brandon; mother, Gladys; sister, Pauleen Arakaki; brother, Gary. Visitation noon Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church; service 1 p.m.; burial 1:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire.
MARCIANO YALAP, 37, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 13, 2001. Born in Aimeliik, Palau. University of Hawai'i- Hilo student. Survived by mother, Ongerool; brothers, James, Elia and Jonathan; sisters, Brenda Adelbai, Linda Iyar and Della and Grace. Service pending in Palau. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
MIKIO YOSHIDA, 90, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 10, 2001. Born in Keauhou, Kona, Hawai'i. A retired heavy equipment operator and laborer. Survived by wife, Misao; sons, George and Howard; daughters, Ruby Maekawa and Judith Tamanaha; brothers,Masami, Susumu and Raymond; sister, Tsukiwa Tanaka and Misaki Matsuo; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.Visitation 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo; service over the ashes 2:30 p.m. Casual attire.