JAY LANDIS, 81, a tireless crusader for Hawaiian causes on the Wai'anae Coast, died of pneumonia May 4 at St. Francis West Medical Center. See story.
The Rev. EDWARD TODD, who devoted his life to missionary work on Maui and elsewhere in the Pacific, died Saturday at age 89. See story.
GUILLERMO "APO" GREGORIO BELEN, 97, of Papa'aloa, Hawai'i, died May 15, 2001. Born in the Philippines. A retired Philippines rice farmer.Survived by sons, Federico and Romulo; daughters, Mercedes Arias, Pacita Manglallan, Romualda Calura and Angela Flores; 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Laupahoehoe, Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday at the church, service 9 a.m.; burial to follow at 'Alae Cemetery. Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Memorial Mortuary.
A celebration of life for MARY L. BISHOP, the professional consultant and project manager for a decade in the restoration of Hawai'i Theatre Center, will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawai'i Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel St. She died March 7, 2001, in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio, after a brief illness; a more complete obituary was published March 9. Among her survivors are her daughter, Robin Bishop Allen, who will be in attendance. Memorial donations may be sent to Hawai'i Theatre Center.
WILLIAM BELL FINCKE, 54, died May 5, 2001, in San Jose, Calif. Born in Honolulu. An electronic technician at Lockheed-Martin. Survived by sisters, Sarah Fincke and Alice Anne Keeler; nephews. Service 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Clement's Church. No flowers. Memorial donations to Monterey Bay Aquarium.
MABEL ETHEL GONSALVES, 90, of Kailua, died May 13, 2001. Born in Kealia, Kaua'i. A retired schoolteacher. Survived by son, Melvin; two grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, service 7 p.m.; Mass 10 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Kapa'a, Kaua'i, with burial to follow at St. Catherine's Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire.
ELAINE KIMIYO HAMADA, 87, of 'Aiea, died May 8, 2001. Born in Waipahu. A teacher retired from Iroquois Point Elementary School. Survived by husband, Nanao "Rusty"; sons, Sidney and Neil; two grandchildren; sisters, Frances Uyeda and Toyoko Suzuki; brother, Fred Yamashige. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
SARA KALAI MAKEKAU HEFFLE, 71, of Kaunakakai, Moloka'i, died May 14, 2001. Born in Kalama'ula, Moloka'i. A Department of Education lunch monitor retired from Kualapu'u School. Survived by sons, Michael and Patrick; daughters, Dorothy and Teresa; brother, David Uahinui; sisters, Maria Holbron and Ruth Domingo; hanai children, David and Leona Andrin and Pamela Lindo; hanai brother and sister, Harold and Sally Tanjii. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m.tomorrow at Ka Hale La'a O Ierusalema Hou Church in Kalama'ula, service 10 a.m.; burial 5 p.m. at Homelani Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
THOMAS SHIGERU HIGA, 91, of 'Aiea, died May 12, 2001. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. A co-owner of Times Grill; also a retired Y. Hata Co. salesman. Survived by sons, Walter, Wilfred and Wayne; daughters, Katherine Tonokawa and Charlotte Higa; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
BUSTER SEBASTIAN KUIKAHI IOKUA KAHAKUA, 67, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, and Las Vegas, Nev., died May 8, 2001. Born in Keaukaha, Hawai'i. Hanai son of the late Hawai'i County Fire Chief Robert Keola Kahakua; also a Navy and National Park Service retiree. Survived by wife, Bernice; daughter, Pilialoha; sisters, Lani Wong, Keala Pajimola, Lei Kimura, Ella Florance and Patsy Navares; brother, Able Amaral; a granddaughter. Private service and inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
JONG WAN KANG, 71, of Honolulu, died May 20, 2001. Born in Seoul, Korea. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Chang Gun Yum; daughter, Hana Cho; two grandchildren; sister, Jong Chun Choi. Visitation from 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, service 4 p.m.; burial 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
HELEN GOULD KOSER, 93, of Honoka'a, Hawai'i, formerly of Kane'ohe, died May 9, 2001. Born in Pennsylvania. A retired schoolteacher and homemaker. Survived by daughter, Marcie Greenwell; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial service 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Christ Church Uniting in Kailua Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
AURELIO RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ JR., 48, of Wai'anae, died May 10, 2001. Born in the Bronx, N.Y. A retired Marine staff sergeant. Survived by wife, Emily; sons, David Pahio, Douglas Page, Kimo, Kalei and Kalani; daughters, Priscilla Pahio, Pixie Page, Lisa Page and Emily; parents, Aurelio Sr. and Virginia Lopez; brothers, Jorge and Nelson; sisters, Hilba Escobar, Lillian Rodriguez, Evelyn Rivera, Margie Fanas and Yolanda Benitez; 16 grandchildren. Memorial service 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ma'ili Church of God; inurnment 1 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
DEMETRIA PLACIDO PASCUAL, 94, of Honolulu, died May 18, 2001. Born in Laoag City, Philippines. Survived by sons, Metheus and Bartolome; daughters, Anastacia Sitris, Veronica Ranchez and Marciana Pascual; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, Mass 10 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park.
MERCEDES SAGUCIO, 91, of Kaumakani, Kaua'i, died May 18, 2001. Born in the Philippines. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Lucrecia Carnate and Caridad Carnate; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa. Visitation also 9 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Ele'ele Episcopalian Church, service 10:30 a.m.; burial at Hanap«pe« Filipino Cemetery. Casual attire.
YURIKO AKIMOTO SANBORN, 80, of Honolulu, died May 20, 2001. Retired as a buyer for Kress Stores. Survived by sisters, Sadako Sonoda and Kikue Takahama; stepchildren. Graveside service over the ashes 3 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
YING MEI "AMY" SANDERS, 56, of Honolulu, died May 12, 2001. Born in Taiwan. Vice president-treasurer for Sanders Piano Co. Survived by husband, William; sons, Steven and Todd; brothers and sisters, Shun Lee, Ching Hua Wu, Ahchu Lee, Choazhe Wong and Ching Cheng Wu. Graveside service 9:45 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Cemetery. No flowers. Aloha attire. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
MARIE LOREEN SCHWAB, 85, of Pearl City, died May 19, 2001. Born in Pakala, Kaua'i. A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survived by son, James; daughters, Barbara Crockett, Patricia Bridges and Carolyn Yamamoto; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, John Abreu; sister, Odelia Pavao. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.
DAVID RUSSELL SMITH, 51, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Nov. 22, 2000. Born in Franklin, N.C. A free-lance writer; an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.No known survivors. Graveside service 1 p.m. Friday at Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
GEORGE SETH SOWERS, 77, of Riverside, Calif., died May 16, 2001. Born in Ohio. Survived by daughter, Nathalie; half brother, Dennis. Mass 11 a.m. tomorrow at Sacred Heart Church; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
QUENTIN SMITH, 82, of Honolulu, died May 17, 2001. Born in West Virginia. Retired from the Navy. Survived by wife, Sachiko; daughter, Juanita Crook; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Ray and Coy; sister, Mildred Sobierajski. Memorial service 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
GEORGE SETH SOWERS, 77, of Riverside, Calif., died May 16, 2001. Born in Ohio. Survived by daughter, Nathalie; half brother, Dennis Sowers. Mass 11 a.m. tomorrow at Sacred Heart Church, burial 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
EUGENE MAMORU TAKAKI, 54, Wailuku, Maui, died May 18, 2001. Born in Pa'ia, Maui. An independent contractor for Island Movers in Kahului. Survived by wife, Bernice; stepdaughters, Nadine Gomes and Patience Kahula; mother, Ruth Takaki; brother, Donald; sisters, June Kawanishi, Florence Utsumi and Diane Nishimura; five grandchildren. Visitation 1 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary, service 2 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.
CLARA CHIYOME TANAKA, 84, of Pearl City, formerly of Wahiawa, died May 14, 2001. Born in Waipahu. Survived by son, Sidney; grandson, Nathan; granddaughter, Cheryl; sisters, Ethel Sakai, Nancy Honda, Lillian Harioka, Dorothy Yoshimura and Tatsuno "Margaret" Nomura. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
FAITH B. TIMAS, 54, of Pearl City, died May 9, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Adolph Pasua; brother, George; sisters, Melvina, Yvonne, Marcella, Leona, Vaughn and Louella; grandson, Mason Maeda. No service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
ARTHUR ATSUSHI YAMADA, 61, of Pearl City, died May 18, 2001. Born in 'Aiea. Retired as a painter supervisor at Hickam Air Force Base. Survived by wife, Carolyn; sons, Larry and Jerry; daughter, Terry Delgado; four grandchildren; brothers, Kenji, Takashi and Stanley; sisters, Vivian Shimizu, Esther Hajiro, Susie Hara, Judith Tateishi, Mabel Yamada and Lorraine Davis. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park mauka chapel, service 7 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
HYOSABURO "H' "HYO" YOSHIDA, 81, of Honolulu, died May 12, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired as a meter mechanic with the city's Department of Transportation. Survived by wife, Fumie; sons, Norman and Bryan; daughter, Norma Sato; brother, Charles; sisters, Hazel Murakami and Clara Yamaguchi; six grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.