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ORLANDO VALENTIN, retired director of Pearl of the Orient Dance Co., died Friday in Honolulu. He was 80. See story.
KANOELANI "LANI" O'CONNOR, a former assistant to then-congressional delegate and later Hawai'i governor John Burns, died July 5 in Virginia. She was 75. See story.
RICHARD CHARLES ADAMS, 50, of Kilauea, Kaua'i, died July 31, 2002. Born in California. Owner and operator of a limousine service. Survived by wife, Jasmin; daughters, Kelsey, Keyra and Kyrstie; mother, Frances; brother, Dale. Visitation 2 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday at Hanalei Waiouli Church; celebration of life 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jasmin Adams, P.O. Box 1295, Kilauea, HI 96754. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.
KENNETH "BAGS" JOSEPH BAGANO JR., 60, of Pearl City, died Aug. 12, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Hawaiian Airlines Operations chief agent. Survived by son, Dean; daughter, Debra Calvan; brother, Francis; stepfather, Salvatore "Sal" Abbatiello. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Private scattering of ashes later. No flowers. Aloha attire.
PAQUITO CALIXTERIO CABALO, 83, of Kalihi, died July 30, 2002. Born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A Philippines farmer. Survived by wife, Jacinta; sons, Renato, Emilio and Jacinta; daughter, Coletta Viray; brother, Flor; sister, Atelana; 24 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery chapel; service 7:30 p.m. No flowers. Burial later in the Philippines. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
FLORENTINA SORIANO CASTILLO, 82, of 'Ewa Beach, died Aug. 6, 2002. Born in Caba, La Union, Philippines. Survived by husband, Pio; sons, Rodolfo, Rogelio and Romulo; daughters, Judy Hilario, Violeta DeGuzman, Emma Suphet; brother, Gerson Soriano; sisters, Loreto Soriano, Milagras Tiradora, Crisusa Garcia, Iluminada Victorino; 21 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at the church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
KENNETH BENEDICT CHUNG, 62, of Pearl City, died Aug. 1, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired president of Queen Emma Fashions, Inc. Survived by wife, Diane. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at First Chinese Church of Christ; service 10:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
HERMAN "BOY" KEALOHA GILMAN III, 43, of Wai'anae, died Aug. 3, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A Gentry Homes contracting foreman. Survived by ex-wife (and mother of children), Lydia Anderson; wife, Rhonda Lagarejos-Gilman; sons, Ikaika, Helemano and Kaipo; daughter, Lana; mother, Fannie; sisters and brothers, Ramona Yandaza, Derick, Dee Wright, Sweety Emmsley, Rebeca, Kahale Tulua, and Asai. Service 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kane'ohe Stake Center, across from King Intermediate School. Scattering of ashes 10 a.m. Saturday from Kailua Beach Park boat ramp; gathering of friends and family, noon. Flowers welcomed. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
RICHARD HERMOSILLO, 43, of Lahaina, Maui, died July 14, 2002. Born in Mexico. A self-employed gardener. Cremation held. Services pending in New Rochelle, N.Y. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary, Maui.
ELSIE K.Y. HO, 81, of San Francisco, died July 24, 2002. Born in Honolulu. U.S. Public Health Service nurse director. Survived by sister-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by The Neptune Society, San Francisco.
SAKAE J. HOKE, 86, of Kahalu'u, died Aug. 9, 2002. Born in Mountain View, Hawai'i. A retired housekeeper with the Reef Hotels. Survived by sons, Richard Jr., Rudolph, Leonard and Harvey; daughters, Judith Ortiz, Audrey Johnson and Joyce Vidinha; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial service 6 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God Church, 47-323 Ahuimanu Road. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
VELMA LOU L. "LEINA" HOOHULI, 63, of Nanakuli, died Aug. 4, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A substitute teacher active with Honolulu Community Action Program, Legal Aid, Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead Community Association, Ka Lahui Hawai'i and countless other community organizations. Survived by husband, Josiah "Black"; sons, Ivanhoe "Boy," Josiah "Juna" Jr. and Donald "Macky"; daughters, Rachel "Momi" Kailianu, Charlene "Ipo" Flint-Clendenin and Olinda "Nina" Fisher; brothers, Lawrence Jr., Bernard, and Reginald Adams; sisters, Charlene Kaeha, Miriam "Cheena" Hokoana and Lou Ann Kaaloa; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 to 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the mortuary; service 11 to 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
DARCI YOSHIE ISOSHIMA, 4, of Waimea, Kaua'i, died Aug. 10, 2002. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. A preschool student at Kamehameha Preschool at Kaumakani. Survived by parents, Mark and Patricia; brothers, Mark Jr. and Allen; great-grandmother, Yoshie. Visitation 1 p.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service 2 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
ROY TSUGIMI IWAMOTO, 61, of Hilo, died Aug. 9, 2002. Born in Pahala, Hawai'i. Retired meat cutter. Survived by wife, Patricia "Pat"; daughters, Cherryl Thornock and Lacey Cabral; brother, Keith; sisters, Saddie Iwamoto and Carol Enos; hanai daughter, RaeLynn Waltjen; hanai sons, Marc and Grayson Agpawa; grandson; five hanai grandchildren. Visitation 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo; service 5:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
YOSHIKO MATSUMOTO, 94, of Kalaheo, Kaua'i, died Aug. 10, 2002. Born in Koloa, Kaua'i. Retired Kukuiolono Store clerk. Survived by husband, Kazumi; daughters, Mildred Miyahara and Violet Burgess; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother Kenji Doi; sisters, Lillian Yamada and Emi Schaefer. Visitation 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Koloa Hongwanji Mission, Young Buddhist Association Hall; service 5 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary, Kaua'i.
HIDEO MIYASHIRO, 88, of Pearl City, died Aug. 9, 2002. Born in Honoka'a, Hawai'i. Retired Pearl City Tavern waiter. Survived by wife, Shizuko; sons, George and Albert; daughter, Janet Inouye; seven grandchildren; great-grandchild; sisters, Tsuru Nakama and Yasu Chibana. Service 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
SHORTY OSBORNE, 69, of Kailua, died Aug. 9, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired City & County of Honolulu groundskeeper. Survived by nieces and nephews, Jerry Walker, Sharon Podobnik, Lynn Ledward, Margy Ledward, Aulani Cleur, Robert Vokas and Charlen Silva. Graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
MISAO ITO SASAKI, 95, of Honolulu, died June 28, 2002. Born on Maui. Retired housekeeper for the Outrigger Hotel. Survived by sons, Robert and Fred; daughters, Margaret, Edith Kotow and Gladys Kashima; sister, Mrs. Shimomura; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Private service held. No monetary gifts. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
LIVA SALAFAIA PILIMAI SIUFANUA, 91, of La'ie, died Aug. 6, 2002. Born in Mapusaga, American Samoa. Survived by sons, Talive, Nifo and Wendell; daughters, Mate Jackson, Estella Reid, Melita Lueder, Arvay Siufanua and Puleono Burgess; 38 grandchildren; 88 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mita'i Dahlin. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Eighth Ward, Laie Chapel; service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
ALBERT "AB" VAUGHN STIRLING, 85, of Salt Lake City, Utah, died April 5, 2002. Born in Salt Lake City. A plumber; Island Homes Realty Co. associate, Honolulu; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bishop, Waikiki Ward; member of Oahu Stake High Council; and LDS missionary. Survived by wife, Gladys; sons, Steven, Craig and David; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Lois Daly. Mainland services held; burial at Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery.
TSUYOMI OGATA TAKAHAMA, 88, of Kailua, died Aug. 1, 2002. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Survived by son, Ronald; daughters, Eileen Natori and Gail Shore; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Matsuyo Doi. Private service and burial held. Arrangements by Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
LAWRENCE "MICHAEL" VERRET, 57, of 'Ewa Beach, died Aug. 1, 2002. Born in Hawai'i. Survived by sisters, Joanne Fernandez and Suzanne Bilyeu. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, Waipahu; service 9:30 a.m. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
KAREN MICHELE WOLFE, 46, of Union City, Mich., formerly of Hawai'i and California, died Aug. 9, 2002. Born in Lansing, Mich. A professional dog groomer. Survived by life companion, Kathryn Lyn Winston; brothers, Steven, Kenneth and Eddie; sisters, Gail Wolfe and Teresa Schell. Mainland services tomorrow in Michigan. Donations to American Cancer Society, LifeSpan Hospice or Calhoun County Humane Society. Arrangements by J. Kevin Tidd Funeral home, Albion, Mich.