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MITSUE ITAKI ARITA, 75, of Honolulu, died May 16, 2001. Born in Puehuehu, North Kohala, Hawai'i. A retired Shell Oil Co. administrative assistant. Survived by husband, Peter; sons, Alan and Michael; four grandchildren; sister, Fusako Okazaki. Service 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
MARGARET CLARA BAKKE, 77, of Hawai'i Kai, died May 22, 2001. Born in Minneapolis. Survived by husband, Alfred. No service. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
NICHOLAS "MAKA" MAKALANI EKAU, 12, of Wai'anae, died May 18, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A student at Kula Kaiapuni O Nanakuli. Survived by mother, Tracey Ekau; brothers, Joshua, Timothy, Daniel and Alfred III; sister, Francine Ekau; grandparents, Junior Ekau and Fay Ekau. Visitation 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Hearts Church in Wai'anae, Mass 12:15 p.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
YET KUI HO, 91, of Honolulu, died May 18, 2001. Born in Canton, China. Longtime insurance agent with Theo H. Davies, travel tour conductor and leader in the Chinese community. Survived by wife, Elsie "Yun Moi"; children, Rebecca "Becky" Jaworski, Leonard "Leo" Ho, Cynthia Ho and Carol Claes; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Francis, Walter, Robert and Philip; sisters, Adeline Anzai and Pearl Mrozowski. Chinese Buddhist service 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary east chapel; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
ALBERT S. MORGAN SR. of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died May 22, 2001. Born in Kapa'a. An electrical superintendent retired from McBryde Sugar Co. Survived by wife, Helen; son, Al Jr.; daughters, Sally Brecht, Nancy Schaefer and Carolyn Morgan; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Stanford; sisters, Alice Paik and Ramona Hess. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Mass 10 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.
JANEENE ROQUE UMIAMAKA PROHORENKO, 39, of Kane'ohe, died May 18, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A former Safety Systems Hawaii employee. Survived by parents, Walter and Mary Ann Prohorenko; sisters, Genevieve Rivera, Debbie Shores, Maxine Beyer and Carolmae Anderson; brothers, George and Davy Gonsalves. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, service 11:15 a.m.; burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
WILLIAM T.W. SOONG, 84, of Honolulu, died May 11, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Owner of a produce company. Survived by wife, Hazel; sons, Halford, Rodney and Gary; four grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, service 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire.
HARUYUKI "MIKE" TAO, 78, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 19, 2001. Born in Pahoa, Hawai'i. Retired manager of the former Pick and Pay Supermarket in Hilo. Survived by wife, Hatsue; son, Calvin; brother, Richard; sisters, Yukie Sakai, Yasue Ichinotsubo, Kikuko Ushijima, Dorothy Izumi and Janet Iida; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
CLIFF TOKA, 15, of Wai'anae, died May 14, 2001. Born in Ebeye, Marshall Islands. A student at Wai'anae Intermediate School. Survived by mother, Jobwe, and father, Towe; brothers, Aldrin, Junior, Tuna, Johnny and Daniel; sisters, Ruthy, Rey and Mary. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Aloha attire.
ELSIE VERNA TRIMBLE, 80, of Kihei, Maui, died May 20, 2001. Born in Lyndyl, Utah. Principal broker, president and owner of Trimble Realty Inc.; founder of Aloha National Bank in Kihei. Maui service held; burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, Calif. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
CHIN KING YIP, 84, of Kailua, died May 24, 2001.Born in Foo Chow, China. Survived by sons, Joseph, Andy and Paul; daughters, Dorothy Wong, Margaret Parker, Maria Benz, Annette Wong, Amy Chiu and Rose Gin; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary, prayer service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 11:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at St. Patrick's Church, Mass noon; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ YRIZARRY, 93, of Waipahu, died May 12, 2001. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. A member of the United Puerto Rican Association. Survived by wife, Victoria; son, Anthony; daughter, Shirley Mendez; sisters, Martina Hanson, Helen Soares, Sophie Perez, Dolores Galan and Flora Veles; brothers, Benjamin, Melsay and Alex "Sonny"'; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park mauka chapel, service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel, service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.