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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, May 25, 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.

FRANCIS RUIVIVAR, who played the leading man in two Broadway musicals and is said to have inspired many other Islanders to seek roles on the Great White Way, died Wednesday in Las Vegas. He was 40. See story.

MICHAEL ETTORE ARIOLI, 73, of Honolulu, died May 21, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A retired civil engineer. Survived by sons, Peter and Robert; daughter, Eleonora Keliipuleole; seven grandchildren; brother, Fredrick. Private graveside service in Waimea, Hawai'i, at a later date. For information call 737-1133 or 520-8223. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

MYRTLE V. BARKER, 87, of Honolulu, died May 9, 2001. Born in Appleton, Wis. Taught at O'ahu schools before retirement; an active participant at the Kokua Council, Ho'opono Center for the Blind, Fifty-five Plus for the Elderly Blind, Young Ladies' Institute and Catholic Women's Guild. Survived by son, Ralph; daughter, Jane Barker; grandchildren. Memorial service 10 a.m. June 5 at Saints Peter and Paul Church; reception to follow.

BENJAMINA ESPIRITU BASILIO, 67, of South Cotabato, Philippines, and Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i, died May 19, 2001. Born in San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Benjamin; sons, Jimmy, Rolando and William; daughters, Emelinda Aguda, Letlet Casino and Mary Ann; brothers, Emerito, Martin and Tomas; 20 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Mariano and Letlet Casino residence (77-6363 Kenika Place, Komohana Subdivision, Kailua-Kona), service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Monetary tributes welcome. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Kona.

HENRY CLINTON KEKOOLAUKANE CARTER, 58, of Waimanalo, died May 19, 2001. A retired city refuse worker. Survived by son, Ipa; father, Albert Carter; brothers, Bob and Joe; sisters, Pua Higa, Tootsie Carter and Mapuana Carter; three grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, service 11:15 a.m.; burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

EDWIN YUN HOY CHINN, 91, of Honolulu, died May 7, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired as a public education science program specialist. Survived by wife, Sau Gin; son, Dr. Edwin; daughters, Kathleen Chock, Pauline and Priscilla Thompson; four grandchildren; brother, Francis; sister, Dorothy Jair. Private service held at Community Church of Honolulu, with inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.

JOHN JOSEPH CLAYTON, 75, of Boston, died May 21, 2001. A commander retired from the Coast Guard. Survived by wife, Grace; daughter, Martha Ann; son, Michael; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Eileen Bruce. Memorial donations to American Cancer Society. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

TOM FEE, 76, of Makawao, Maui, died May 24, 2001. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A retired general contractor. Survived by wife, Emma; children, Tom, Laurie, Sam and Jason; sister, Justine Housser; three grandchildren. Private service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maui Humane Society. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

NORMAN CONSTANTINE GONZALEZ, 94, of Kurtistown, Hawai'i, died May 15, 2001. Born in Pahoa, Hawai'i. Retired as a maintenance man with First Hawaiian Bank. Survived by daughter, Ella Gonzalez; brothers, William and Daniel; sister, Maxine. Graveside service 10 a.m. tomorrowat Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

LORAINE L. SYLVA HARDEN, 70, of Pearl City, died May 20, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A member of the Camoes Players Portuguese Club. Survived by son, Raymond Sylva; two grandchildren; brother, Ernest Sylva; sister, Elaine Keliinoi. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, service 6:30 p.m. Graveside service 10 a.m. next Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

KAZUKO OISHI KATSUTANI, 77, of Wailuku, Maui, died May 23, 2001. Born in Wailuku. A sales supervisor retired from Ben Franklin Stores. Survived by sons, Rodney and Glenn; daughter, Georgia Shinagawa; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Kiyoshi, Hiroshi "Hippo", Yoshio "Yochun", Kazuhiro "Butch", Sadao and Kenneth Oishi; sisters, Akiko "Jessie" Hanaoka and Setsuko "Sets" Pang. Service 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wailuku Hongwanji. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

HENRY M. MAKINI, 79, of Honolulu, died May 18, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A caddy with Wai'alae Country Club and one of the first caddies at the Hawaiian Open. Survived by brother, George; sisters, Rita Gora and Finena Makini. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Teresa, Mass 10 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

VIOLET ROSE MERSHON, 67, of Wailuku, Maui, died May 18, 2001. Born in Waihe'e, Maui. A presser for a dry-cleaning business. Survived by sons, Donald Newton, Roy Newton, Curtis Newton and Robert Mershon; brothers, David, Daniel, Obed, Fred, Bert, John and Alan Sniffen; sisters, Leocadia Koki, Sally Au Young and Gladys Christopherson; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Maluhia Church, service 11 a.m.; private scattering of ashes. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

LUTHER LOUIS NATHANIEL JR., 57, of Mountain View, Hawai'i, died May 20, 2001. Born in Hilo. Retired as a county plumbing inspector. Survived by wife, Alice; sons, Michael and Gregg; daughter, Shaun; parents, Luther and Maxine Nathaniel; brother, Rodney; sisters, Laverne Mills, Polly Ann Varize, Joan Varize and Diane Ah Lo; four grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

JOHN LAWRENCE NEFF, 81, of Honolulu, died May 19, 2001. Born in Lafountaine, Ind. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy; retired as a Navy captain. Survived by wife, Barbara; son, Chris; daughter, Beth DeLong; three grandchildren. Memorial service 10 a.m. Monday at 'Aiea United Methodist Church; committal service 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Memorial donations to charity. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

CAROLINE KAHOKULANI POLENDEY, infant daughter of Roy and Jennifer Polendey of Kane'ohe, died May 20, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by parents; sisters, Gabrielle and Elizabeth; grandparents, Antoinette Martin, Jacinta Polendey, and Richard and Stephanie Lange. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, service 10:30 a.m.; burial noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

JACQUELINE THERESA POOUAHI, 59, of Wai'anae, died May 21, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by daughters, Danielene Patterson, Haunani Doane, Mozel Giron, Puanani Giron and Robyn Waiolani; sons, Zane Giron Sr., Zodice Madeyski, Robert Poouahi Jr., and Joseph Poouahi; 24 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Feleteo and Butchie Simeona; brothers, Moki, Halama and Bernard. Visitation 9 to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary, service 12:45 p.m.; burial 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire.

MARGARITA "GINA" T. RIVERA, 54, of Honolulu, died May 17, 2001. Born in Cagayan, Philippines. A family nurse practitioner with the U.S. Public Health Service assigned to Kokua Kalihi Valley Health Clinic. Survived by companion, Maurice Cavaco; daughters, Jennifer, Marliza and Marlo; mother, Florentina Tubbali; brother, Cesar Tubbali; grandchild, Noah Cambra. Visitation 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Philomena Church, service 6:30 p.m.; burial 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

BERT B. SAKUMA, 73, of Kane'ohe, died May 22, 2001. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Retired as a carpenter foreman with Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. Survived by wife, Angeline Lindsey; daughters, Jasmine Black, Pat Gregory and Carmen Lindsey; sons, Howard and Allen Ai; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ronald Sakuma, Seijun, Roy and Seiki Hanashiro, and Seiju Sakuma; sisters, Asano Teruya and Chieko Uehara. Visitation 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, service 8 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Waikalua Chapel (Kane'ohe) of the Church of Jesus Christ, service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

ANTONIO RECLUSADO "TONY" VELASCO, 86, of Pearl City, died May 22, 2001. Born in Santa Catalina, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Former proprietor of the Zebra Room Bar. Survived by wife, Rumelia; son, Tony; daughters, Rumelia Cortez and Adelaida Severson; grandchildren, Noah and Lars; brother, Amante; sister, Julita Abaya. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Pearl City, service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.

SACHIKO KAMEI VEVEIROS, 88, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died May 19, 2001. Born in Waimea, Kaua'i. A retired clerk. Survived by a sister. Private service. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.