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Family and friends have gathered to pay tribute to former Hawai'i resident MAILE RACHEL HALE, who was killed Sept. 11 in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. See story.
Radio was everything to on-air personality and station manager JAY STONE, 55, who died in a one-car crash Monday in Hawai'i Kai. See story.
JOYCE JULITA ABARAC, 53, of Tucson, Ariz., died Oct. 12, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Waitress. Survived by sons, Joey Dela Sierra and Daniel Alo; daughter, Jodel Dela Sierra; sisters, Helen Fuellas, Julia Bardadillo, Rosita Galera, Norma Richardi and Abby Faye Batara; brothers, William and John Palin, Douglas and Bernard. Visitation 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church; Mass 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
ULULANI WEIGHT AWANA, 83, of Sequim, Wash., died Oct. 12, 2001. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Retired real estate professional. Survived by brother, Llewelyn "Red" Weight; sons, Theodore, Alan and Roy; and daughter, Margery Ululani Kidder; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Mainland services Saturday. Honolulu memorial services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire. Arrangements by Sequim Valley Chapel, Sequim.
SARAH HIILEI BAILADO, 66, of Pa'auilo, Hawai'i, died Oct. 9, 2001. Born on Moloka'i. Survived by sons, Ricky, Paul, Rex, Derrick Tagabi, Russell Lawrence, Dylan Collado, Lani Hiilei, Paul Hiilei III, Frank and Don Hiilei; daughter, Donnamae Mangauil; brothers, Paul Hiilei Jr., Donald, David and Edward Rangasan; sisters, Dorothy Dikeman, Doris Ancheta, Lenora Caracol, Lorraine Pajimola, Punani Rangasan, Georgia Oyama, Ella Fukunaga; seven grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Bailado residence. Visitation also 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday at the residence; service 9:30 a.m.; scattering of ashes to follow at Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
MILAGROS A. BASILIO, 49, of 'Ele'ele Nani, Kaua'i, died Oct. 13, 2001. Born in Manila, Philippines. Pioneer Hybrid International laborer. Survived by husband, Florencio; daughters, Christine, Milaflor and Florence; mother, Eupehenia LaGaurdia; sister, Emilia Baltazar. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary, Kaua'i; rosary 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at the Eleele Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihu'e Public Cemetery. Casual attire.
GLENN WILLIAM KUNANI BITLE SR., 42, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died Oct. 8, 2001. Born in Honolulu. President of the former Kamaaina Ikaika Motorcycle Club, Volcano, Hawai'i, and former member of Brothers of Hawai'i Motorcycle Club, Hilo. Survived by wife, Doreen, son, Glenn Jr.; daughters, Sommer Lopez, Francine and Amanda; four grandchildren; mother, Renee Von Elsner; grandmother, Rose Santos; brother, Dean; sister, Deanna Pabila; hanai brother, Scott Parker. Private services. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo, Hawai'i.
ANDREW LUKE CHING, 88, of Honolulu, died Oct. 11, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired Hickam Air Force Base warehouse clerk. Survived by daughter, Patricia Tokunaga; stepson, Howard Hashida; brother, Walter; sister, Alice Chang. Service 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
PATRICK JACK CLARKE, 41, of Honolulu, died Oct. 10, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort cook. Survived by father and stepmother, Thomas and Charlotte; brothers, Michael and Stewart; sister, Kathleen Moniz; stepbrothers, Edward, Kalani and George Wong; stepsisters, Samantha Wong and Sonja Riley; wife, Cori Lei; stepdaughter, Amber Hill. Visitation 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. John Vianney Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
FRANCIS "FRANK" CORSO, 35, of Honolulu, died Oct. 12, 2001. Born in Quicy, Mass. Survived by son, Gabriel; parents, John and Laura; brothers, Jon and Christopher; grandfather, John Sr. Memorial service noon Saturday at the Waikiki Elks Club. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
YOSHIO "PAUL" ENDO, 87, of 'Aiea, died Oct. 5, 2001. Born in 'Ewa. Retired from Oahu Sugar Co. Survived by wife, Mabel; son, Jack; daughter, Janice Okumura; grandson, Deane. Private memorial service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary.
FRANKLIN "MAC" "MACKY" FONTES, 69, of Pahala, Hawai'i, died Oct. 14, 2001. Born in Pahala. Aloha Airlines senior ramp agent, and basketball, baseball and volleyball official for college, high school and youth leagues. Survived by wife, Ann; sons, Aaron, Eric and Derek Fontes and Donald Rangasan; sisters, Wendy Banquicio and Judy Spears; three grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo, Hawai'i; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
EDNA CHIEKO FUKUJI, 85, of Honolulu, died Oct. 14, 2001. Born in Hana, Maui. A retired Beach Walk Market produce manager. Survived by sons, Herbert, Clifford and Edwin; daughters, Karen Yabui and Jean; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Koken and Harry Higa; sisters, Hatsue Ishikawa, Gladys Barror, Mildred Ige, Ellen Oda , Sister Bernadette Higa, Sister Mary Louise Higa and Theodora Nakagawa. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Makiki Christian Church; service 5 p.m. Burial 10:45 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
KENNETH "KAZ" FURUTA, 88, of Ho-nolulu, died Oct. 10, 2001. Born in Hawi, Hawai'i. Retired from state Department of Transportation. Survived by wife, Sueko; son, Burt; daughters, Alison Treanor and Lori Kuriyama; four grandchildren; brother, Mike. Private services held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
JOSEPH KEANINI GASPAR JR., 96, of Napo'oopo'o, Hawai'i, died Oct. 7, 2001. Born in Kona, Hawai'i. A retired painter. Survived by sons, Albert, Lionel and Ted; daughter, Valerie Hashimoto; daughter-in-law, Johanna; 14 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kahikolu Congregational Church; service 10:30 a.m. Burial of urn to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Memorial Mortuary.
RICHARD KAZUO HOSHINO, 85, of Honolulu, died Oct. 13, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired salesman. Survived by wife, Yuriko; daughter, Martha Wong; two grandchildren; sister, Helen Kawamura. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
LAMBERT AH HOOK YIN KAIO, 52, of Hau'ula, died Oct. 7, 2001. Former construction laborer. Survived by daughter, Chavona Rogers; two grandchildren; mother, Jennie; brothers, Carl and Steven; hanai brother, Horace Kamakeeaina; sister, Ho'me Stanley, Dell-fin Brooks, and Jerilyn Fely; hanai sister, Filsann Kamakeeaina. Visitation 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Hau'ula Congregational Church; service 11 a.m. Burial noon at Hau'ula Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
WILLIAM "JOKER" PURDY KEAWEAMAHI, 76, of Hale'iwa, died Oct. 12, 2001. Born in Waikiki. A member of the Manu O Ke Kai Canoe Club. Survived by wife, Patty; son, Che Sabol. Scattering of ashes 4:30 p.m. Friday at Hale'iwa Boat Harbor. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
CHIZUKO KURAMOTO, 82, of Honolulu, died Oct. 7, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Harold; son, Gary; daughter, June; brother, Kenneth Tsujiuchi; sisters, Dorothy Uemoto, Grace Ino, Mabel Okimoto, Janet Kasamoto and Cynthia Tsujiuchi. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
KIRK CHI KONG LEE, 40, of Honolulu, died Oct. 13, 2001. Born in Concord, Calif. A retired U.S, Air Force lieutenant colonel. Survived by wife, Robin; sons, Nathanael Jia-Ning, Robert Jia-Rey and Florian Tobias; daughter, Felicia Jia-Feng; parents, Leo and Felicia; brother, Samuel; sister, Gabriela Lee and Eugenie Tsao; grandmother, Agnes Tsow. Visitation 9 a.m. tomorrow at Camp H.M. Smith Chapel; service 9 a.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Halawa Heights Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; service 11 a.m. Traditional attire. Burial Saturday at Oakmont Memorial Park, Lafayette, Calif. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
GAYLORD LIN PANG, 66, of Honolulu, died Oct. 1, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Bishop Insurance Co. sales representative. Survived by sister, Janice Wong; brother, Milton. Memorial service 5 p.m. Friday at Waialae Country Club. No flowers; donations to Iolani School, Scholarship Endowment Fund and Kapiolani Community College, Culinary School of Fine Arts. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
MARY ALANA RODRIGUES, 71, of Honolulu, died Oct. 13, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Salvation Army volunteer. Survived by sons, Bernard Rodrigues and Shawn Murdock; daughter, Caroline Bicoy; brother, Harvey Alana; sisters, Hannah Dayton, Christine Abafo and Miriam Monderen; 12 grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude Catholic Church; service 11 a.m. Inurnment 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
GLICERIO TAYROS, 94, of Honolulu, died Oct. 9, 2001. Born in the Philippines. A retired Honolulu Iron Works Co. ironworker. Survived by wife, Rosario; sons, Antonio, James and Rudolfo Tayros, George and Vicente Sampoang; daughter, Caroline Akiu; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchild. Visitation 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 1:30 p.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
WOO KYUNG KANG WONG, 83, of Honolulu, died Oct. 12, 2001. Born in Korea. Survived by sons, Woo Il and Moon Mo Choung; daughter, Young Ja Choi; eight grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X Catholic Church; Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
CLAUDE T. YAMAMOTO JR., 48, of Kailua, died Oct. 14, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Owner of Yamamoto and Sons Engineering Contractor. Survived by son, Claude III; father, Claude Sr.; sisters, Adele Kraft and Renee Kojima. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday at Kailua United Methodist Church. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Francis Hospice. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
VIRGINIA MAE "GINNY" YATES, 84, of Honoka'a, Hawai'i, died Oct. 12, 2001. Born in Ohio. Retired artist and jeweler. Survived by nieces, Janet Dice, Margaret Peebles and Sheila Trieff. Scattering of ashes at sea. Arrangements by Memorial Mortuary.