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JOSEPH R. O'GORMAN JR., chief executive officer and president of DHL Airways and former head of Aloha Airlines, died Aug. 10 in Illinois. He was 59. See story.
BYRON ALMEIDA, 30, of Kailua, died Aug. 17, 2002. Survived by mother, Eliza "Kassebeer" Cummings; brothers, Stanley, Arnold Kassebeer and Augustine; sisters, Avis Apana and Terre; grandmother, Margrette Simons. Visitation 10 a.m. Friday at St. George Church; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
GILBERT YUMIO ARAKI, 64, of Wahiawa, died Aug. 18, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired from the U.S. Air Force and Pearl Harbor as an equipment and tool specialist. Survived by wife, Judy; son, Steven; daughter, Carol; a grandson; brothers, Kenichi, Harold, Albert and Danny; sisters, Kay Smith, Maize Nago, Jean Porter and Janet Loo. Visitation after 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel; memorial service 5:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
JESSIE M. AULT, 94, of Pukalani, Maui, died Aug. 21, 2002. Born in Everest, Wash. Widow of the late Rev. Norman Ault. Survived by son, Norman; daughter, Shirley Perreira; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary.
MARY LUAHIWA BECK AVANT, 102, of Honolulu, died Aug. 21, 2002. Born in Ahuimanu. A former secretary for Oahu Railway and Land Company. Survived by daughter, Katherine Farm; son, George McMillan-Gordon; brothers, Thomas, William and Alexander; sister, Elizabeth; half-sisters, Louisa and Ka'ai; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's Cathedral; service 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Private burial. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services, LLC.
LUCILLE BAYS, 85, of Honolulu, died Aug. 22, 2002. A draftsman retired from General Dynamics. Survived by sons, Bernie and Bill; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; brother, Gilbert Stokes; sisters, Coleen Cook and Char Larson. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
TEOFILO CERA ELCANO, 86, of Honolulu, died Aug. 17, 2002. Born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. Survived by sons, Teofilo, Napoleon and Spiro; daughters, Paralumen Estuesta, Fatima Pascua, Mindy Nakagawa and Myna and Techie Elcano; brothers, Ludovico, Ignacio and Aquilino; sisters, Felisa Caranto, Anastacia Bernardino and Virginia Arabe. Visitation from 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Burial in the Philippines.
MARGARET DEBORAH FAY, 38, of Kihe'i, Maui, died Aug. 26, 2002. Born in New York, N.Y. A saleswoman for Maui Clothing Company in Lahaina. Survived by mother, Misao; sisters, Ann Neizman, Judy Harris and Monica Frazee. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Burial noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.
JOAQUINA VALIENTE "JACKIE" GONZALES, 87, of Hala'ula, Kohala, Hawai'i, died Aug. 24, 2002. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A retired macadamia nut harvester. Survived by brothers, Limbanio Alupay and Elagio Alupay; sister, Lourdes Gagalioan; stepson, Jose; cousin, Claridad Alupay. Visitation after 6 p.m. Friday at her residence, 53-4224 Akoni Pule Highway, Hala'ula, Kohala, near the 25-mile marker, to continue overnight; prayer service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Hala'ula, Kohala; Mass 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Halawa Catholic Cemetery, Hala'ula, Kohala. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
TEODORO PELONIO GUMERA SR., 77, of Honolulu, died Aug. 15, 2002. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Survived by sons, Ceferio, Felix, Angelito and Teodoro Jr.; daughters, Yolanda Silvederio, Magna Antinero, Helen Blanco and Eliza Amoguis; brothers, Leonard and Anecito; sisters, Gregoria Diez, Apolonia Flores, Librada Vivas, Maria Lopez, Catalina Imperial, Rosalina Zamoras and Teodora Sabas; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m.; burial in Davao City, Philippines.
ELEANOR AIKO HASHIMOTO, 83, of Mililani, Hawai'i, died Aug. 19, 2002. Born in Pepe'ekeo, Hawai'i. A member of Mililani Hongwanji and Fujinkai. Survived by daughters, Maurine Matsumoto, Leatrice Hei, Carol Nakamura and Mitzi Hashimoto; brothers, Harry and Fred Fujikane; sisters, Matsuyo Noguchi and Michi Ikemoto; six grandsons. Visitation after 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary makai chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
EDWARD RUBIO JUAN, 86, of Wai'anae, formerly of Honomu and Kurtistown, Hawai'i, died Aug. 18, 2002. Born in Batoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Employed at F.F.A. at Fort Shafter. Survived by sisters, Elisea Rita and Augusta Badua. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at First Assembly of God Church, 3400 Moanalua Road; service 7 p.m. Graveside service 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.
SANTOS RUBIO JUAN, 82, of Honolulu, died Aug. 11, 2002. Born in Batoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A member of First Assembly of God Church. Survived by wife, Reiko; son, Kenji; sisters, Elisea Rita and Augusta Badua; three grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God Church; service 7 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
CHARYN JEANINE KEHAULANI KAIMIKAUA, 33, of Torrance, Calif., died Aug. 18, 2002. Born in Redondo Beach, Calif. Survived by parents, Charles and Yolanda; brother, Chuck; sisters, Charlanda "Dolly" Fowler and Charmaine. Visitation 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pearlridge Ward, 99-642 Pohue St., 'Aiea.; service noon; burial 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
CLINTON OLIVER KELTZ JR., 67, of Mililani, died Aug. 22, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired U.S. Army platoon sergeant. Survived by son, Michael; daughters, Ricci Naone and Chantal "Mimi" Finnegan; mother of his children, Ria Keltz-Remenar; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Clifford "Buddy" Von Keltz and Marvin Keltz; sister, Claudia Bazell. Private service held. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
WOLETTA WISE LURBE also known as "Queen of Kualoa," 73, of Kualoa, died Aug. 23, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Raymond; daughters, Claire Kanamu, Woletta Kim and Pamela Almadova; sons, Raymond and William; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service noon. Burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
EUGENIO ANTONIO MICO, 91, of Honolulu, died Aug. 8, 2002. Born in Asingan, Pangasinan, Philippines. A member of South Iloco Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survived by wife, Teresita Felipe; son, Eugene Jr.; cousin, Virgie Castillo. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Cremation to follow.
VIOLET MICHIKO HIGUCHI MIZUNO, 72, of Kane'ohe, died Aug. 16, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Blake and Jeffrey; daughters, Lee Ann Ideta and Faye Shimizu; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Francis, Walter and Wallace; sisters, Jane Horio and Ethel Sakuma. Service 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
DAKOTA AMY MOEONE, infant daughter of Leatanoa Moeone and Amy Swanson, died June 30, 2002. Born in Honolulu, Survived by brother, Michael; grandparents, Fasia and Sipaea Moeone and Chong Swanson. No service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
HERMINA CRAVALHO MOSER, 79, of Royal Oaks, Mich., formerly of Kula, Maui and and Los Angeles, died Aug. 19, 2002. Born in Pa'ia, Maui. Survived by son, James Galloway Jr.; daughters, Rita Anthony, Alma Racette and Roseanna Misener; brothers, Lawrence Sr. and Elmer; sisters. Catherine Kendrick, Priscilla Barrett, Ruth Landes and Theresa Browning; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Service held in Royal Oaks, Mich. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Arcadia, Calif. Arrangements by Desmond & Sons Mortuary.
ROBERT ENDRE "MOTT" MOTT-SMITH, 69, of Salt Lake City, died Aug. 24, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired senior analyst for Castle & Cook's Economic Development Department, participant in management of Dole Pineapple and Oceanic Properties, consultant for C. Brewer and Honolulu Advertiser agent in Kona. Survived by wife, Marla; daughter, Lauren Guin; sons, Robert and Joseph; sister, Virginia Maciszewski; nieces, Colleen Fischer and Teresa Maciszewski; nephew, Michael Maciszewski. Celebration and memorial service 10:30 a.m. Friday at the home of Guy Davis in Honolulu. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
HIDEKO "THELMA" NAKAMOTO, 91, of 'Aiea, died Aug. 17, 2002. Born in Waipahu. A retired licensed practical nurse for Waimano Training School and Hospital. Survived by daughters, Sandra Kawamura, Dianne Okumura and Linda Taguchi; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brothers, Katsuji and Isamu Kawamura; sister, Shizue Inouye. Service 3:30 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
MARIE HISAYO OSHIRO, 82, of Honolulu, died Aug. 22, 2002. Born in Yokohama, Japan. Retired sales clerk. Survived by husband, Shoye; sons, Richard and Arthur; four grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire.
SERAFIN "COY" PACTOL, 70, of Los Angeles, died July 31, 2002. Born in Kawailoa, Waialua, O'ahu. A retired machine operator. Survived by daughters, Christine Broyard, Ronna Takeuchi, Bonnie "Oneha" Pang, Norie "Oneha" Moyen and Diana Guiang; brother, Thomas; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary makai chapel; memorial service noon. Burial 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
WILSON KUPIHEA PASCAL, 50, of Honolulu, died Aug. 17, 2002. Survived by brothers, Peter, Benjamin and Gordon; half-brothers, Lloyd and Jacob Albino; half-sisters, Stephanie Hendrix, Kathleen Yamamoto, Lois Minczer and Darlene Albino. Visitation noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; memorial service 1 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
LOUISE SONO SONOBE, 77, of Waialua, died Aug. 16, 2002. Born in Waialua. A member of Haleiwa Shingon Mission. Survived by brothers, Koshiro "Bill," Kenneth, Richard, Paul and James; sisters, Ethel Tanaka, Betty Yasui, Evelyn Nakahira and Helen Takeshita. Private memorial service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
WILLIAM O. STATTON SR., 81, of Makawao, Maui, died Aug. 25, 2002. Born in Colorado. Retired faculty member of the University of Utah, where he established the Materials Science Division; retired real estate broker; founding member of Both Sides Now and the Maui Aids Foundation. Survived by son, William Jr.; daughter, M.A.; sister, Martha Potter. Private service. In lieu of flowers. donations may be made to Hospice Maui. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
HERBERT "HERBIE" STRIETER, 55, of Kilauea, Kaua'i, died Aug. 22, 2002. Born in California. A mechanic. Survived by mother, Daisy; brothers, John and Stephen. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.
HARVEY R.M. "HARVEY BOY" SWIFT JR., 40, of Kanaio, Maui, died Aug. 21, 2002. Born in Kula, Maui. A truck driver. Survived by mother, Rita; maternal grandmother, Beatrice Poaipuna. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church; Mass 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at St. James Church Cemetery, Ulupalakua. Arrangements by Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary.
MACRINA PASCUA TABILIN, 62, of Honolulu, died July 31, 2002. Born in Barrio #4, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by husband, Saturnino; daughters, Norma Whitehouse, Estella Canoy and Lornalyn; sons, Brian and Reynaldo; father, Miguel Pascua; stepmother, Antonia Pascua; sisters, Lenie Nishihira and Petra "Alicia" Ozoa; six grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
JEANETTE CHIYOKO TSUCHIYAMA, 82, of Honolulu, died Aug. 24, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired Hawaii Institute of Hair Design instructor. Former owner of Jeanette's Beauty Salon. Survived by son, Scott; brother, Clyde Yoshioka; sister, Vivian Yoshinaga. Graveside service 9 a.m. Saturday at O'ahu Cemetery. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
SHIZUKO YAMAURA WATAMURA, 91, of Honolulu, died Aug. 24, 2002. Born in Kealia, Maui. Retired Kauluwela Elementary School teacher. Survived by son, Edwin; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service 4 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
WILDRED TAMOTSU WATANABE SR., 85, of Wai'anae, died Aug. 23, 2002. Born in Wai'anae. Survived by sons, Wilfred Jr.; daughters, Amy Ramsey, Wilma Manuel, Janis Wati and Doreen Barqero; brother, Albert; sisters, Kazume Okuda, Dorothy Yap and Jean Ishimoto; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.