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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Saturday, December 21, 2002


The Advertiser publishes obituaries about people of interest to its readers as a free public service. Obituaries may be submitted by mortuaries or, with proof of death, by individuals in writing. Fax 525-8037 or write to Obituaries Editor, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802. Include a contact name and phone number. We reserve the right to edit for form, style and newsworthiness. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. To publish paid death notices, call the classified ads department at 521-9111.

ROSE MARIE ALVARO, a dark-haired beauty whose striking poses on a series of Hawai'i Visitors Bureau posters lured millions of visitors to post-statehood Hawai'i, died Wednesday in Straub Hospital. She was 59 and suffered from breast cancer. Alvaro is survived by her sister, Margaret Apao and brother, Richard Alvaro of Honolulu, and numerous uncles, aunties, nephews and nieces.

ABIGAIL "ABBIE" KA'EHUOKALANICUTTER DUKE, 89, of Kona, died Dec. 5, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by son, John; daughter, Carol Helekunihi; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Kona.

MARVIN JOYCE FORD, 77, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died Nov. 25, 2002. Born in Kellogg, Idaho. A boilermaker for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Survived by daughter, Marva Clark; hanai family, Ben Mead, Annette Mead, Ben and Lucas Mead. No service. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.

JACK ATCHERLEY GARCIA, 79, of Waimanalo, died Dec. 11, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Dillingham Shipyard. Survived by daughter, Jacqueline Howes; sister, Ulwin Eckhart; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11:45 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

MOTONO HARAGUCHI, 99, of Hanalei, Kaua'i, died Dec. 14, 2002. Born in Fukuoka, Japan. A rice farmer with Haraguchi Farm. Survived by sons, William, Isami and Tsutomu; daughter, Thelma Matsuo; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Visitation 4 p.m. Thursday at Kapa'a Hongwanji Mission; service 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

RICHARD W.C. HO, 76, of Honolulu, died Dec. 10, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Arleen; son, Brian. Private service held at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

JUNE CAROL LABAYA-SOUEIRA, 59, of Honolulu, died Dec. 13, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by daughters, Abigail Tubera, Anna Labaya and Rebecca Navarro; mother Ludvina Correia; brother, Joseph Correia; sisters, Linda and Jolenta Cummings; seven grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Monday at Full Gospel Temple; service 10 a.m.; scattering of ashes 2 p.m. at Waikiki Beach. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

JAMES MASAO MATSUDA, 77, of Honolulu, died Dec. 15, 2002. Born in Hanalei, Kaua'i. A retired U.S. Government nuclear pipefitting instructor at Pearl Harbor. Survived by wife, Mabel; sons, Craig and Curtis; grandchildren, Trace and Codie; brothers, George, Stanley and Charles; sister, Nancy Hada. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

GERALD HISAKATSU SHIRAISHI, 79, of Kurtistown, Hawai'i, died Dec. 7, 2002. Born in Wahiawa. A retired carpenter. Survived by brothers, Ernest and Floyd; sisters, Alice Kurata, Edith Tamanaha, Irene Sano and Flora Ferreira. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.

IKUO TANAKA, 79, of Honolulu, died Dec. 18, 2002. Born in Waipio. Survived by wife, Teruko; sons, Arthur and Harvey; daughter, Karen; seven grandchildren; brother, Herbert; sister, Beatrice Nakamura. Service 6 p.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery chapel. Inurnment 3 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

LINDA A. WHALEY, 45, of Waipahu, died Dec. 7, 2002. Born in Delaware. Survived by brother, Bob. Service 1:30 p.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park chapel; inurnment to follow at the Williams Funeral Services crypt at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.