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Police Capt. ALVIN NISHIMURA, whose battle with leukemia rallied the community and prompted many to register as bone marrow donors, died yesterday morning at The Queen's Medical Center. He was 52. See story.
NOBORU FURUYA, a veteran of the 100th Infantry Battalion and a businessman who promoted and perpetuated Japanese language and culture in Hawai'i, died Jan. 30. He was 82. See story.
SALLY DONELLON-EDGE, a business owner whose battle with ovarian cancer inspired many women in Hawai'i, died Friday. She was 49. See story.
MELVIN WINFRED BURGO SR., 64, of Mountain View, Hawai'i, died Jan. 26, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Self-employed carpenter. Survived by sons, Danny Natividad, Melvin Jr. and Gordon; daughters, Judy DeCambra and Cheryl; brothers, Harold, Clarence and Alvin; sister, Theresa Camara; 18 grandchildren. Visitation noon Friday at St. Ann Catholic church; service 1 p.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
FRANKLIN "PANCHO" CASTRO JR., 53, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Jan. 29, 2002. Born in Hau'ula. A self-employed handyman. Survived by companion, Nora Soares; sons, Sean and Franklin Soares, and Donovan, Marco and Chalcey; daughters, Vicky Steward and Patricia; mother, Christine; brothers, Larry and Roy; sisters, Christine Antolin, Shirley, Doris Paakaula, Nora Ward and Lily; hanai father, Charles Chung Jr.; hanai sister, Janice Chung; hanai brothers, Ah Wah Chung and Charles Chung III; 14 grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
HERBERT CODERA, 64, of Waipahu, died Jan. 27, 2002. Born in Waipahu. Oahu Sugar Plantation employee. Survived by sons, Jensen and James; daughter, Janalla Shoemake; three grandchildren; mother, Frances; hanai mother, Edna; brothers, David, Byron, Richard, Charles, Thomas, Ross and Paul Alcos; sisters, Jeanette Marshall, Winona Sabanal, Theresa Dano and Sharon Alcos. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church; memorial Mass 6 p.m. Scattering of ashes 9 a.m. Saturday at One'ula Beach Park, 'Ewa Beach. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary.
ANNIE KONOHIA DAGUAY, 85, of Honolulu, died Jan. 29, 2002. Born in Makawao, Maui. American Can Co. employee. Survived by daughters, Leilani Piosalan and Mary Jane Nakahara; son, Gaspar Jr.; brother, Philip Konohia; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Makiki; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment later. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
ANTONE "JUNIOR" "TONY" CASTRO DIAS JR., 72, of Wai'anae, died Jan. 21, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired Tileco Inc. superintendent. Survived by wife, Eleanor; sons, Anthony, Jonathan, August and Frederick; daughters, Carlotta Kalani and Donna; 27 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald and Glenwood; Lindo Kidro and Norman; sisters, Yolette "Honeygirl" Kamakea and Paulette Garcia. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary; service noon; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
REYNALDO AYSON ESPERANZA, 60, of Honolulu, died Jan. 26, 2002. Born in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Member of Hawaii Construction Workers Bowling League. Survived by daughters, Lisa Mau and Carmen Caravalho; son, Jonathan; mother, Rosalina; brothers, Lito, Jerry, Ernest and Amadeo "Sonny"; five grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church; Mass 12:30 p.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
BLAS VICENTE EUGENIO, 92, of Koloa, Kaua'i, died Jan. 30, 2002. Born in the Philippines. Grove Farm laborer. Survived by daughter, Vickie Abara; granddaughters, Lorna Takahashi and Michelle Abara; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at St. Raphael's Church, Koloa; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
CLARENCE K. FARM, 87, of 'Ewa Beach, died Jan. 30, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by brothers, Joseph, Theodore, William and George; sister, Rose Green. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary.
MASAE SATARAKA FUATOGI, 42, of Honolulu, died Jan. 28, 2002. Born in American Samoa. Survived by husband, Sola; son, Andre; mother, Taielua Sataraka; brothers, Tanielu, Peter, Apisaloma and Neddy Sataraka; sisters, Janice Aipopo, Adeline Sua and Lilieta Alailima. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
WAGDI GALAL, 52, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Jan. 31, 2002. Born in Egypt. Survived by wife, Pamela Lewis; brother, Handy. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
MILDRED GUNDIFF GRAHAM, 77, of Kailua, died Feb. 2, 2002. Born in Eaglerock, Calif. Survived by son, Bruce; brother, Homer Cundiff. Private service at a later date. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
RAMONA MORGAN HESS, 86, of Honolulu, died Feb. 1, 2002. Born in Kapa'a, Kaua'i. A retired Maluhia Hospital nurse. Survived by husband, Martin; sons, Marty, Pat, Tim and Kelly; five grandchildren; brother, Stanford Morgan; sister, Alice Paik. Visitation 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery.
ELOISE FRANCES "CINDY" HEWITT, 94, of Honolulu, died Jan. 24, 2002. Born in Providence, R.I. Active with Girl Scouts of America and the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers). Survived by nephew, Norman Chalmers. Service held. Donations to American Friends Service Committee, Hawai'i office, 2426 O'ahu Ave.
DENZEL K.S. KALUA SR., 40, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Honolulu, died Jan. 10, 2002. Survived by mother, Anita; son, Denzel Jr.; brothers, Leonard and Mike; sisters, Yolanda Paiva and Leanette Arquinez. Services noon Saturday at the Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Arrangements by Newcomer Family Funeral Home, Orlando.
THOMAS WO KWAI KAM, 69, of Kane'ohe, died Jan. 26, 2002. owner of Kam's Express Inc. trucking company. Survived by wife, Annabelle; sons, Wendell, Chauncey, Thomas Kevin, Abraham, Christopher and Gaylord; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Herbert "Moonie"; sister, Audrey Kwan. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Kailua; Mass 8:30 a.m.; burial 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
SHIGERU KANESHIRO, 75, of Kapolei, died Jan. 29, 2002. Born in Waipahu. Retired Grey Line tour driver. Survived by wife, Florence; sons, Stacy and Dennis; daughter, Cheryl Reyes; two grandchildren; brothers, Goro and Richard; sisters, Doris Ajimine, Ruth Kaneshiro and Francis Kiyuna. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
FRANK EDWARDS KEKUA, 54, of Honolulu, died Feb. 1, 2002. Born in Wahiawa. A mechanic technician with Servco Pacific, Inc. Survived by wife, Elaine Kono; brother, Lester; sisters, Ululani Pszanka, Leilani Kekua and Elizabeth Young; stepbrother, John Harvest; stepsisters, Theresa Yanagida, Mary Kaneta, Doreen Kahalewai, Lani Ann Kauanoe. Memorial service 6 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
RICHARD YOSHIKAZU KEZUKA, 77, of Mililani, died Jan. 21, 2002. Born in Waialua. A retired federal electrician at Tripler Army Medical Center. Survived by wife, Ellen; daughters, Leanne Unger, Lynne Kezuka and Robin Kaneshiro; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Araki and Leatrice Yamamoto. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
MABEL SUEJI KUBOTA, 95, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Jan. 25, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A retired schoolteacher. Survived by son, Ernest; daughters, Phyllis Tsutsui and Carol; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Private service held. No flowers. No monetary gifts. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
MARTHA JOSEPHINE MACPHEE, 70, Hilo, Hawai'i, died Jan. 26, 2002. Born in Parsha, N.D. The proprietress of MacPhee & Associates. Survived by daughter, Victoria MacPhee-Kong; brother, Daniel Kraft; sisters, Rosella Heuer and Pauline Sorby; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service in North Dakota. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
THE REV. SACHIHIDE MOTOYOSHI, 83, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died Jan. 31, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A retired minister with Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. Survived by wife, Sonoe; daughters, Keiko Fukuda, Yukiko and Akiko Ikeda; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Akira; sister, Noriko Kiyota. Visitation 3 p.m. Sunday at Lihu'e Hongwanji Mission; service 4 p.m. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
JANE HATSUKO MURAOKA, 79, of Honolulu, died Jan. 26, 2002. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Survived by husband, Katsumi "Katz"; sons, Lester and Wallace; daughter, Joanne Furuya; brothers, Larry and Raymond Konishi; sister, Betty Kimoto; four grandchildren; great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
SADANO MURAOKA, 75, of Hilo, Hawai'i died Jan. 27, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired proprietress of the Orchid Beauty Salon in Hilo. Survived by husband, Hideo; son, Royd and Brian; sisters, Betty Takahashi and Mildred Morikami; grandchildren, Clarissa and Greg. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
MASAKO NOHARA, 78, of Waipahu, died Jan. 20, 2002. Born in Japan. A housewife. Survived by husband, George; son, Steven. Committal service 10 a.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
HILDA HOSHIDE ODAN, 100, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died Jan. 28, 2002. Born in Makaweli, Kaua'i. A retired Department of Education teacher. Survived by daughters, Mildred Lim and Hilda Miwa; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
NENA FELIPE RUBIANES, 90, of Honolulu, died Jan. 28, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by granddaughter, Jo Ann Viernes; brothers, Flor and Edward Felipe; three great-granddaughters. Graveside service 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
DONN J. TAKAGI, 52, of Bellevue, Wash., formerly of Honolulu, died Jan. 17, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Owner of Eastlake Appraisal Service, Bellevue. Survived by wife, Audrianne; daughter, Alisa Penttila; mother, Kikue; father, Douglas; stepmother, Marian; brothers, David and Verne; sisters, Gail Takagi and Joyce Pavlis; stepbrothers, Robert and Theodore Nakata; stepsister, Marilynn Nakata. Mainland memorial service held. Honolulu memorial service 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Church of the Crossroads. Arrangements by Green Funeral Home, Bellevue, Wash.
MARGARET TSURUKO TAKATA, 78, of Wahiawa, died Jan. 30, 2002. Born in Wahiawa. Survived by sons, Joseph, Calvin and Alvin; daughters, Gail Takata, Roberta Steward and Terry Yoneda; brother, Walter Hirakawa; sister, Sumiko Endo; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m Thursday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
JACK KIYOMI UYEMURA, 59, of Pearl City, died Jan. 30, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A Department of Transportation custodian. Survived by wife, Maria Sylvia; father, Jack; mother, Asako Fox; brother, Wayne; stepfather, Clarence Fox Sr.; stepbrothers, Clarence Fox Jr. and Russell Fox; stepsister, Darlene Harbour. Visitation 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service noon. No flowers. Casual attire.
DORIS SADAKO YOKOTA, 86, of Kailua, died Feb. 1, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Wallace, Ronald and Edward; daughters, Edna Nakamura and Dinah Hashimoto; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Yoshito Katsura. Visitation 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 4 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.