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YOLANDA "KANAK" LUANA AKAU, 39, of Waimanalo, died Dec. 30, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Aaron; daughter, Annie Ashley; mother, Lucy Asagra; brothers, Allan, Anthony, Adrian and Lawrence Akau, and Julius Kaehu and Knighton Burgess; sisters, Meta, Melanie, Monique, Migono, Melissa and Morae Asagra, and Talea Burgess. Service 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Kaiona Beach Park, 41-560 Kalaniana'ole Highway. Scattering of ashes. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
GEORGE W. ANDREW, 34, of Hale'iwa, died Jan. 17, 2002. Born in Long Beach, Calif. Survived by parents, Art and Harlean; friend, Cheryle Wolfe; brother, Art; sister, Melanie; grandparents, Bill and Betty Hansen. Private scattering of ashes. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
SEVERINO "BENNY" DOMINGO CACHOLA SR., 90, of Waipahu, died Jan. 26, 2002. Born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Hale Mohalu Hospital. Survived by wife, Lily; sons, Robert Sue Jr., Benjamin Jr. and Ronald, Gordon, Eugene, Lambert and Benedict; daughters, Charlotte DuGuzman, Lily Beter, Angie Cominella, Lily-Ann Silva and Lillian Agbayani; 41 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; brother, Leodevico; sisters, Eusebia Cachola and Elena Cacho. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Memorial Park Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Friday at the chapel; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
RENEE Y. CHOO, 51, of Kane'ohe, died Feb. 3, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A reservationist at W Hotel. Survived by husband, Alan; daughter, Kelena Flores; mother, Doris Faria; brothers, Owen, Joe "Noel" and Van Faria; sisters, Karen and Mavis Faria; a grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.
MODESTO JUAN DACUAG, 80, of Honolulu, died Feb. 4, 2002. Born in Navotas, Laoag City, Philippines. A gardener retired from Damon Estate. Survived by wife, Victoria; daughter, Emma Cagaoan; brother, Basilio; sister, Trinidad Tomas; two grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary; Mass 1 p.m. at St. Anthony Church, Kalihi; burial 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
MICHAEL NICOLAS DINIEGA, 53, of Honolulu, died Feb. 1, 2002. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. A St. Louis High School graduate and civil engineer with the Honolulu city government. Survived by sons, Joseph and William; daughter, Serina; mother, Veronica; brother, Benedict; sister, Leticia. Visitation noon to 2:15 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephens Church; Mass 2:15 p.m.; burial 3:45 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.
ROSE EFHAN, 78, of Honolulu, died Jan. 25, 2002. Born in Kilauea, Kaua'i. A homemaker. Survived by son, Larry Sr.; daughter, Lorraine; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Johnny, Maximo, Sancho, Vincente, Gary and Henry; sisters, Mary Louise and Patricia. Visitation 9:30 to 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Kapa'a; Mass 10 a.m.; inurnment to follow at St. Catherine Catholic Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
SUSUGA BENJAMIN FINAI, 33, of 'Aiea, died Feb. 2, 2002. Born in San Francisco. A carpenter with Dick Pacific Construction Co. Ltd. Survived by daughter, Robyn; mother, Faletofa "Fale"; hanai father, Frankie Acfalle; brother, Bruce; sister, Tammy Finai-Mendiola. Visitation from 9 a.m. tomorrow at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, La'ie Sixth Ward; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at La'ie Cemetery.
ASAO FURUKADO, 74, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Jan. 31, 2002. Born in Hilo. A retired Waiakea High School custodian. Survived by wife, Kinue; son, Ted; brother, Minoru; sisters, Naoko Sugihara and Lorraine Snyder; three grandchildren. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 4 p.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire.
ABBOTT STEVENS GALAHER, 47, of Holualoa, Hawai'i, died Jan. 30, 2002. Born in Portland, Ore. HHB & Associates Llc. lead carpenter. Survived by daughters, Emily Anne; brothers, Towner and Matthew; sisters, Ursula and Eliza. Service 2 p.m. Saturday at Keauhou Bay. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
SHIRLEY SARAH FROST GALL, 77, of Honolulu, died Jan. 31, 2002. Born in Modesto, Calif. A former teacher at Punahou and in California, and a substitute teacher at O'ahu public schools. Survived by husband, Edward; son, Charles; daughter, Erin; a granddaughter; sister, Charlot Masterson. Private burial service held. A reception will be held 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at 130 Kakahiaka St., Kailua. Phone 263-1156. No flowers. Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or The Children's Wish Foundation. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
FEDERICO "ECOI" GARCIA, 90, of Honolulu, died Feb. 3, 2002. Born in the Philippines. Preceded in death by brother, Federico. Survived by brothers, Pedro and Jose; cousins, Dolores Hudcovic, Loretta Quinn, Roger Garcia, Felicidad Garcia and the Baang family. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Church, Waipahu; Mass 6 p.m. No flowers. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
KIMIKO IBARA, 98, of Wahiawa, died Feb. 3, 2002. Born on Kaua'i. A member of Wahiawa Hongwanji and Daiichi Fujinkai. Survived by daughter, Helen Aiko Ibara; sisters-in-law, Shigeko, Mildred and Patsy Toshiko Ibara; nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews. Visitation 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Wahiawa Hongwanji; service noon. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
LEE EDSMON JOHNSON, 32, of Kailua, died Jan. 30, 2002. Born in Kwajalein. Survived by wife, Lina; sons, Logan and Landon; mother, Willowdean; brothers, Conrad, Bill, Sam and Buddy; sisters, Ashlen Johnson, Cathy Johnson-Garcia and Jody Johnson-Hito. Service over the ashes 10 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Beach Park's Lanikai boat ramp. Ashes to be scattered at sea. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
THOMAS HARUYOSHI KAWAKAMI, 89, of Honolulu,died Jan. 25, 2002. Born in Waipahu. An automotive parts salesman retired from Universal Motors. Survived by wife, Edna; daughter, Veora Courser; nieces and nephews. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
LILY B. "LILY OF THE VALLEY" PERRY, 93, of Kalihi Valley, died Feb. 4, 2002. Retired from Bank of Hawaii. Survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation 7:30 to 10:15 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Mount Church; Mass 9 a.m. No flowers. Memorial donations to Our Lady of the Mount Church. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
PHILIP FREDERICK REHBOCK, 59, of Honolulu, died Feb. 2, 2002. Born in Seattle, Wash. Retired from the history department of the University of Hawai'i. Survived by wife, Karen; daughter, Maile; brother, Richard; sister, Judith Buchanan and Susann Overman. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
TRINIDAD SILVA, 84, of Puhi, Kaua'i, died Feb. 4, 2002. Born on Kaua'i. A retired Lawai Canneries forelady. Survived by son, Thomas Sr.; daughters, Helen Obrero and Loretta; sisters, Helen Hamilton, Joan and Josephin; brother, David Funes; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. Sunday at The Aloha Church, 4534 Uahi Road, Lihu'e, Kaua'i. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
NAOKO STRANGE, 65, of Honolulu, died Feb. 1, 2002. Born in Nagasaki, Japan. Hankyu Express USA Inc. airport greeter. Survived by husband, Gary Eugene; daughter, Serafina Jun; brothers, Masanobu, Masahiko and Takehisa Higashijima; sisters, Shigeko Maki and Mieko Maekawa. Service 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
LIEN NIO TAN, 90, of Mililani, died Feb. 3, 2002. Born in Semarang, Indonesia. Survived by daughters, Gien Sie and Dora Parigs; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside service 1 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ALVINA REIS TAYLOR, 78, of Honolulu, died jan. 13, 2002. Born in Honolulu. survived by son, Wray II; daughter, Wraynetta; one grandson; three granddaughters; brothers, Henry "Hoppy" and Fred Reis. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
TEODORICO "RICO" SARIBAY TUBERA, 79, of Honolulu, died Jan. 31, 2002. Born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A gang foreman retired from Hawaii Stevedores Inc. Survived by wife, Loreto; son, John; daughters, Christina Estrada and Dee Decasa; brothers, Felino, Jesse, Philip and Lupe; sister, Alejandra Segui; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa; Mass 10 a.m.; burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
LOUISE J. VERBLEN, 80, of Minneapolis, formerly of Pupukea, died Jan. 18, 2002. Survived by son, Carl; three grandchildren; sisters, Marian Balfour and Betty Yuen. Arrangements by Twin Cities Cremation, Minneapolis. Local arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
KAM CHUN YUEN, 96, of Honolulu, died Feb. 2, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired Matson Navigation Co. cargo planner. Survived by wife, Rachel; sons, Clarence, Charles and Raymond; daughters, Claire Auyong and Lorraine Chow; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Herbert. Chinese Taoist service 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi garden Mortuary; burial 11:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire.