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THERESA MARIE CHO AUWAE, 37, of Pearl City, died Oct. 3, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Ernest; children, Angel and Kaui Auwae, and Juan, Donovan and Donya Pogtis; parents, Moses Cho and Patricia Kim; brothers, Michael Cho and David Kim; sisters, Dannette Heu, Valerie Cho, Kathleen Paiva, Staci McDonald and Nadia Rosa. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 5 p.m. Mass 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel; cremation to follow. Private inurnment.
VICTORIA "KALIMA" BURKE, 82, of Wai'anae, died Oct. 4, 2001. Born in Kukuihaele, Hawai'i. A skydiver and Hawaiiana enthusiast. Survived by son, David Kawai; daughters, Abigail Jenks and Geraldine Kish; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; brothers, Royden "Man" and Donald Burke; sisters, Marjorie Spencer, Margaret Chun, Henrietta "Lady" Hina, Rowena Rachal and Patricia Miller. Service 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Kealiiokamalu Prince of Church. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
ROBERT GEORGE CULLEN, 50, of Kailua, died Oct. 6, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A road supervisor for TheBus. Survived by daughter, Shanna-Mae; a granddaughter; mother, Eleanor; brothers, James Jr., Charles, Lester and Patrick; sisters, Bonnie-Lynn Wenzl, Dale-Ellen Cullen and Sharrie Sawaguchi. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.
MELCHOR VEA EDER, 86, of Hanamaulu, Kaua'i, died Sept. 30, 2001. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired Lihue Sugar Plantation irrigator. Survived by wife, Maria; daughters, Adele Pedronan, Lucrecia Cacal, Maggie Acoba and Carlina Eder da Silva; brother, Jacinto; sister, Soltera; 12 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild. Visitation from 9 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Church in Hanamaulu; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial at Kauai Memorial Gardens. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary and Garden Isle Mortuary.
BARBARA P. FIGARO-BARTS, of Atlantic City, N.J., died Oct. 6, 2001. A 10-year Hawai'i resident who worked for Aetna Health Insurance. Survived by son, Kenny; brothers, Theodore II; sister, Sheila Figaro; granddaughter, Shamika Tutis; grandsons, Keith Robinson and Kenneth Barts; great-granddaughter, Breyonce Harmon. Mass 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Monica's Catholic Church, 108 N. Pennsylvania Ave., N.J.; burial in Lincoln Memorial Park, Mays Landing, N.J. Arrangements by Greenidge Funeral Home, Atlantic City, N.J.
JUANITA KALANI GILLIA, of Honolulu, died Sept. 23, 2001. Born on Maui. Survived by nephews, Glenn, Greg, Wayne and Clarence Jr. Private service held. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
HIDEKO ETHEL HOKOANA, 82, of Wailuku, Maui, died Oct. 7, 2001. Born in Olowalu, Maui. Tokyo Tei Restaurant waitress. Survived by husband, Joseph; son, Dennis Mori; daughters, Harriet Theros and Naomi Kahoohanohano; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Kiyoshi, Toshiharu, Akira and Hiroshi Sakotani; sister, Masako Sakotani. Service held; urn burial 10:30 a.m. today at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary, Maui.
ROSEMARY PROVOST JORDAN, 62, of 'Ewa Beach, died Oct. 6, 2001. Born in Palos Verdes, Calif. A member of St. Andrews Cathedral and the Diocesan Council. Survived by husband, Jim; son, James Jr.; daughters, Cathy, Rhonda Elzea and Analisa Sanchez; brothers, Ralph and David Provost; three grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrews Cathedral. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
NORIO "MANGO" KAGIMOTO, 73, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Oct. 6, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A retired County of Hawai'i Department of Finance accounts clerk. Survived by wife, Betty; son, Errol; daughter, Cori Wehrsig; brothers, Henry, Richard and Kenneth; sister. Eiko Sugimoto and six grandchildren. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo; service 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.
KEICHI KATO, 96, of Kahului, Maui, died Oct. 5, 2001. Born in Pu'unene, Maui. A plumber retired from Wailuku Sugar Company. Survived by wife, Setsuko; sons, Kengo, Hiroshi and Kenneth; daughters, Sister Elizabeth Kato and Catherine Yee; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Terumi. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
ROBIN MITSUO KAWAGOE, 37, of Honolulu, died Oct. 7, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Bank of Hawaii Kapahulu branch manager. Survived by mother, Gladys; brother, Kevin; sister, Gaye Kawagoe-Aoki; grandparents, Masao and Asako Nakamura. Visitation 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 4 p.m. Casual attire.
HARRIETT HANAKO KAWAKAMI, 90, of Kane'ohe, Hawai'i, died Sept. 30, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Survived by husband, Takeo; sons, Alex Nakatani and Francis Soares; sisters, Marian Aguiar. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
MITSUE KAWAMOTO, 86, of 'Aiea, died Oct. 4, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by daughter, Elaine Ishii; two grandchildren; brothers, Guniichi Iwamoto and Jerry Iwamoto. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
JOHN YUZO KIHARA, 83, of Wahiawa, O'ahu, died Sept. 24, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired owner of Kihara Electric. Veteran of the 100th Batallion. Survived by wife, Akiko; sons, Gaylord and Troy; daughters, June Kasaoka and Arlene Kihara; four grandchildren; sisters, Yukiko Onogi and Sumiko Baba. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
JIAN YING KOK, 71, of Honolulu, died Oct. 8, 2001. Born in Canton, China. Survived by sons, Zhao Nong, Zhao Lun and Tommy; daughter, Zhao Yan and Zhao Hung; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; Taoist service; burial 1 p.m. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
SIMPLICIO "PECIONG" DOMINGO LUIS, 89, of Waipahu, died Oct. 6, 2001. Born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Big 3 Corporation. Survived by wife, Elpidia; sons, Johnny and Eddie Lim, and Ferdinand Luis; daughters, Ofelia Barrios, Perlita "Pearl" Gines and Catherine Wharton; eight grandchildren; brother, Dominador; sister, Vicenta Luis. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 9:45 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ALFRED "ALVARO" A. MANGLALLAN, 80, of Papa'aloa, Hawai'i, died Oct. 8, 2001. Born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A retired Hamakua Sugar Company heavy equipment operator. Survived by wife, Lapas; sister, Felipa Tapon. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony's Catholic Church; Mass 7 p.m. Prayer service 10 a.m. Saturday at the church; burial to follow at Papa'aloa Catholic Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
TAKEO "NAKA" NAKASONE, 68, of Pearl City, died Oct. 3, 2001. Born in Sprecklesville, Maui. A retired journeyman painter. Survived by wife, Toshiko; sons, Nathan and Kenneth; brother, Roy; sisters, Sachiko and Shizue. Service 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
TERU OKITA, 101, of Waipahu, died Sept. 27, 2001. Born in Kumamoto, Japan. Member of Waipahu Hongwanji. Survived by son, Kenneth; granddaughters, Colette Kinoshita and Jill Okita; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
TOSHIE REGIDOR, 72, of Honolulu, died Oct. 5, 2001. Born in Pa'auilo, Hawai'i. A retired Saga Food Service cafeteria cook. Survived by sons, Rolann and Clayton; two grandchildren; brothers, Ray Ogata and Teruko Naramoto; sisters, Hanuko Tanahashi, Janet Yuuki, Yukiko Jandoc and Thelma Kami. Service noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment service 10:30 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
MANUEL GUARIN SAMORTIN, 52, of Honolulu, died Oct. 4, 2001. Born in Poblacion, Mayantoc, Tarlac, Philippines. Survived by wife, Soledad; sons, Oliver and Paul Chavez; daughter, Joy Salle; brothers, Orlando, Renato and Mamer; sisters, Shirley Samortin, Elda Asuncion, Aida Domencil, Nena Mangona and Berma Marquez; a granddaughter. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. today at Nuuanu Community Church. Inurnment 1 p.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
SOPHIE JOSEPHINE SMITH, 73, of Wai'anae, died Oct. 6, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by companion, John Galarza; sons, John Sr. and Jeffrey Sr.; daughters, Carol Marrero, Rosemarie Wessel and Lucy Parker; stepdaughter, Charlena Lopes; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Daniel and Joseph Rivera; sister, Margaret McAnelly. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Paradise Chapel, 87-125 Ma'ipalaoa Road, Ma'ili; service 10 a.m.; scattering of ashes to follow at Wai'anae Small Boat Harbor. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
JAMES MAMORU TAHATA, 77, of Honolulu, died Oct. 1, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired state safety inspector. Survived by wife, Betty; son, Alan; daughter, Diane Sakai; brother, William; sisters, May Okano, Muriel Haginaka, Alice Okihara and Doris Hosokawa; five grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
KENNETH HARUYUKI TANAKA, 67, of 'Aiea, died Oct. 2, 2001. Born in 'Aiea. Retired Wasa Electric Co. electrician. Survived by wife, Thelma; son, Keith; daughter, Terry Ann Wong; three grandchildren; brother, Hideo; sisters, the Rev. Junkei Fukamizu and Michie Nagamine. Service 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary Mauka Chapel. No flowers. Casual attire.
RODNEY WAYNE TAVARES, 50, of Waikapu, Maui, died Oct. 6, 2001. A control and switchboard operator for Maui Electric Company, Ma'alea Power Plant. Survived by mother, Margit; daughter, Lisa Maio III; brother, Glenn Tavares; a granddaughter. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Private family scattering of ashes at a later date. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
GEORGE MELICANA TOMAS, 83, of Honolulu, died Sept. 17, 2001. Born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by wife, Nellie; sons, Roy and Robert; daughters, Elinor Ho and Glory Ann Tomas-Acidera; brothers, Pablo, Edward, Federico, Alfredo, Julio, Jamie, Gilbert and Raphael; sisters, Rosalina Hemphill, Helen Latorre and Rose Maikui; 12 grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
VICTORINO TERCO TUGADE, 92, of Honolulu, died Oct. 7, 2001. Born in Pangasinan, Philippines. Survived by wife, Guillerma; sons, David and Jason; brother, Mauro; sister, Adelina Tabios. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
VILIAMI TESIMONI TUPOUNIUA, 70, of Kailua, died Oct. 5, 2001. Born in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. Survived by sons, Alipate, Ian and Uili; daughters, Anaseini Poulivaati, Analatai Tupouniua and Elenoa Fonua; eight grandchildren; sisters, Ofa McConnell and Heu Tuli; brothers, Hon Mahe 'Uli'uli, Penisemani, Lopeti, Sitilinaiti, Tevita Fakate, Sione and Tevita. Visitation 7 to 10 p.m. tomorrow at First United Methodist Church, Kailua. Service 8 a.m. Saturday at the church; burial 9 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
MASAYO YAMAMURA, 89, of Pearl City, died Oct. 2, 2001. Born in 'O'okala, Hawai'i. Survived by sons, Haruo and Kazuo; daughters, Yaeko Murakami, Toshiko Kobata and Akiko Kumabe; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
RUTH CHANG YIH, 81, of Kane'ohe, died Oct. 8, 2001. Retired pharmacist. Survived by husband, Lowell Hoff; son, Lee; daughter, Ruth Shaps; five grandchildren; brother, Peng Nien Chang. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary; service 9:45 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.