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Former Honolulu baker FRITZ VINCKEN died Dec. 8 in Oregon, 16 days before the 57th anniversary of well-publicized Christmas story of "the night God came to dinner." See story.
Dr. EDWARD J. O'ROURKE, former dean of the University of Hawai'i School of Public Health, died Jan. 5 in Honolulu. He was 79. See story.
MIEKO MURAKAMI ALFONSI, 79, of Kane'ohe, died Jan. 5, 2002. Born in Kogoshima, Japan. Survived by son, Joseph; daughters, Theresa Kaitner and Lorrie Alfonsi; brothers, Tomiyoshi Futori and Tetsushi Futori; sisters, Taeko Miyayama, Hisako Collins and Kaneko Taba; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire.
DANIEL "DANNY" NALANI ANDERSON, 48, of Waialua, died Jan. 1, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Jeannette; daughter, Tiara; brothers George "Sonny," William Sr., George, Rex, Alika, Matthew, John and Benjamin; sisters, Sandra Raap, Agnes Kalani, Leilani Anderson-Kaisa and Grace ; mother-in-law, Trinidad Galsote. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Church; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
WILLIAM "UNCLE BILLY" KAAI ANDRIN, 51 of Mililani, died Jan. 2, 2002. Born on Moloka'i. A Pearl City High School security guard. Survived by wife, Shelly; son, Eli; daughters, Kendra, Taryn and Katrina; three grandchildren; mother, Kay Poaha; father, Roger Poaha; brother, Steven, Richard and Raymond. Visitation 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Casual attire.
TAKEZO "RABBIT" ARAKAKI, 79, of Honolulu, died Dec. 27, 2001. Born in Honolulu. An animal inspector retired from the State of Hawai'i. Survived by son, Robert; daughter, Faye Flores; a granddaughter; brothers, Takemitsu "Mullet" and Larry; sisters, Kikuyo Urasaki, Violet Arakaki, Nancy Shigekawa, Betsy Nakanishi, Barbara Oshiro and Jane Park. Service noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
ROLAND AH SAN AU, 90, of Honolulu, died Jan. 1, 2002. Born in Hanalei, Kaua'i. A retired U.S. Army warehouseman at Fort Shafter. Survived by sisters, Eleanor Chock and Grace Bow. Private service held. Memorial donations to St. Francis Hospice. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
CHRIS ALLAN BARROW, 50, of Wai'anae, died Jan. 6, 2002. Born in California. A landscaper. Survived by son, Jacob; daughter, Melia; a grandson; brother, Scott Varneau; sister, Terry Cole. Scattering of ashes 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Makaha Surfing Beach. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
EUSTAQUIA "ASKING" CABARLOC CALLORINA, 81, of Waipahu, died Dec. 26, 2001. Born in San Quintin, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired from Hakuyosha Laundry and Dry Cleaning of Honolulu. Survived by husband, Juan; sons, Mario, Abe and Agripino; daughters, Herminia Quiming, Lolita Lising, Vicky Banlao and Letty Ungos; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Perfecto and Severo Cabarloc; sisters, Elena Omo and Eliza Cerezo. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 9:45 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
KOON CHEONG CHING, 88, of Honolulu, died Dec. 31, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired Hawaiian Welding Co. ironworker. Survived by sons, Kam Foo and Kam Fai ; daughters, Mee Ping Hamilton, Mei Ha, Mei Lin Hui and Mi Wan Wong; stepson, Kenny Jim; two brothers; two sisters; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary; Chinese Taoist service; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
KEVIN MATSUTO EBATA, 44, of Honolulu, died Dec. 31, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Sergeant-at-arms for the House of Representatives, president of the National Legislative Services and Security Association and executive board member of the National Conference of State Legislatures. Survived by wife, Kelli; daughter, Kathryn; stepson, David Onoue; stepdaughter, Kristin Onoue; mother, Doris Fumie; brothers, Keith Katsumi and Vinson Takemi; sister, Marilyn Saiyoko Naito. Service 2 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire. Memorial donations to St. Francis Hospice.
BERNARD CHARLES GRANAT, 53, of 'Aiea, died Jan. 3, 2002. Born in Mexico. A former sound engineer for the "Grateful Dead." Survived by son, Samson; daughter, Jasmine; wife, Carolyn; brother, Peter. Service 6 p.m. today at St. Elizabeth's Church. Private scattering of ashes. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
SHIZUE HAMAMOTO, 88, of Honolulu, died Dec. 26, 2001. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A housekeeper retired from the Doris Duke Foundation. Survived by husband, Kiyoto; sons, Glenn and Roy; daughters, Sandra Michiko Sakurai and Merle Mikiye Thrasher; brothers, Masao Yamato, Yoshinobu Yamato and Kazeharu Tamato; sisters, Shinayo Goto and Helen Fukuda; six grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
KARRIE LYNN HARAGUCHI, 36, of Wa'ianae, died Jan. 1, 2002. Born in Kansas City, Mo. Survived by husband, Alexander Jr.; son, Alexander; daughters, Chantell and Sheri Tsutumi and Rolanda Moreno; father, Joseph Phelan; mother, Cheryl Tsutumi; grandparents, William and Jan Kimbley. Visitation 2 p.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church, Wai'anae; service 2:30 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
HENRY HEKEKIA, 52, of Hau'ula, died Dec. 31, 2001. Born in 'Opihikao, Hawai'i. A clerk typist for the City and County of Honolulu. Survived by mother, Irene; brother, Joe Hekekia and Paul Mioi; sister, Alice McNeely. Service 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
KIKUE JOHNSON, 72, of Honolulu, died Jan. 6, 2002. Born in Haina, Hawai'i. Survived by daughters, Carol, Katherine Canlas, Beverly Kim, Betty Cray and Paula Kaneshiro; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Yoshito Tome, Yasumori Tomi and Yoshiaki Tome; sisters, Yoshiko Onaga, Shizue Nakanishi and Sonoko Tokioka, Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at the mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
HENRY "HANALE" KANEWAWAHILANE KEOHOKAPU, 74, of Washington state, died Jan. 7, 2002. Born in North Kohala, Hawai'i. A warehouseman retired from Hickam Air Force Base. Survived by daughter, Winona Alo; hanai son, Simeon Pihana; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph Jr., Delano and Purdy; sisters, Lily Farm, Doreen Makuakane, Lehua Mandac and Judith Koffman. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 95-1039 Meheula Parkway, Mililani; service 11 a.m.; committal service 12:30 p.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
THOMAS F. KILLION, 66, of Honolulu, died Dec. 16, 2001. Born in Jersey City, N.J. A retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant. Survived by sons, Thomas, Jim and Glenn; mother, Mary Glen; two grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Committal service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire.
SYLVIA HARUE KOBAYASHI, 72, of Wailuku, Maui, died Jan. 7, 2002. Born in Lahaina, Maui. A courier and manager for DHL. Survived by husband, Keichi "Sam"; sons, Lester, Lance, Alvin and David; a grandchild; brother, Hideo Kurose; sisters, Fusae Yoshimura and Hazel Suzawa. Visitation from 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary; service noon; reception to follow at Nakamura Mortuary.
ADELINE RAPOZA LAWRENZ, 98, of Kailua, died Jan. 4, 2002. Born in Kapa'a, Kaua'i. A retired cafeteria manager. Survived by son, Raymond Fernandes Sr.; daughters, Dorothemae Drumeller and Leinani Rodenhurst; sister, Roseline Krueger; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Mass noon Monday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
LOUISE "LUIKA" MARIE DU BOIS LYDGATE, 90, of Kula, Maui, died Jan. 7, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. A member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church who enjoyed playing the piano, flower and vegetable gardening and Hawaiian music. Widow of E.P. Percy, former state legislator and manager with Maui Land & Pineapple Company. Survived by brother, Charles Du Bois; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Graveside service 3 p.m. Monday at Makawao Cemetery. No flowers. Mass may be said in her memory at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
DEBRA LYNN HAUNANI WON MILHO, 31, of Kailua, died Dec. 26, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by children, Micah, Makoa, Makana and Mahina; mother, Leonora Won; brothers, Stacey Forges and Kerry Won; sister, Jeanine Nichols. Visitation 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Ann's Church, Kane'ohe; Mass 12:30 p.m.; graveside service to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Lei(s) welcome. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
ROSARIO ABLAO NIGOS, 58, of 'Aiea, died Dec. 31, 2001. Born in the Philippines. Survived by brother, Eduardo; sisters, Dominga Nartas, Purita Ordono and Ricalinda Adriatico. Private service held. Burial in the Philippines. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
KIKUTA "DOROTHY" OKUMURA, 84, of Honolulu, died Jan. 4, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Gary and Ralph; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brothers, Kurato Nakatani, Richard Nakatani and Charles Nakatani. Service 1 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
ANA APOLINARIO PASCUA, 70, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died Jan. 7, 2002. Born in the Philippines. A retired Wilcox Hospital nurses aide. Survived by sons, Bobbin Tabalno and Patrick Pascua; daughters, Vera Tom and Regina Cabico; eight grandchildren; great-grandchild; brothers, Vicente, Henry, Roman and Ismael Tabalno; sisters, Maria Baltazar, Marcelina Bumacod and Dominga Arellano. Visitation 2 p.m. Monday at Lihu'e United Church; service 3 p.m.; burial to follow at Lihu'e Public Cemetery; reception to follow burial service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
JOHN RAPOZO JR., 84, of Pakala, Kaua'i, died Jan. 6, 2002. Born in Pakala. A Gay & Robinson auto mechanic. Survived by wife, Bena Rapozo-Makaweli; sons, Warren, Norman and Brian; brothers, Adam and Joseph; sisters, Lillian Kouchi and Betty Woodward; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. today at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Waimea; Mass 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
JANET ELIZABETH RICE, 68, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Jan. 5, 2002. Born in Tulsa, Okla. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Eric and Bryan Bishop, Scott and Keith Cleghorn; brothers, Larry and Richard; sister, Patricia Bell; three grandchildren. Service 3 p.m. Sunday at Living Waters Assembly of God Church, Hilo. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
SHIRO SAKATA, 73, of Holualoa, Hawai'i, died Jan. 2, 2002. Born in Holualoa. A retired Hawaiian Airlines chief agent. Survived by wife, Sayoko; son, Robert; daughters, Clare and Carol Chun; brothers, Tsugio, Naoki and Hideo; sisters, Fumiko Sakaguchi, Yoshiko Hamaguchi and Mildred. Service held. Condolences to Robert Sakata, P.O. Box 221, Holualoa, Hi 96725. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Kona.
YUKI SUGAI SHIGEURA, 90, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Nov. 18, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Former home economist for Hawaiian Electric Company. Survived by son, Harry; cousin, Kimiko Omoto; sisters-in-law, Laura Harimoto and Jean Shimaura. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
CAROL FUMIE SMITH, 60, of Redmond, Ore., died Jan. 4, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Robin, Brooks and Mark Uyeda; grandchild; brothers, Dr. Franklin and James Kometani; sister, Linda Ueda. Visitation 2 to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Mid Pacific Institute; service 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
SENTEI UENTEN, 73, of Honolulu, died Jan. 3, 2002. Born in Koloa, Kaua'i. A retired Halfhill Company electrician. Survived by wife, Grace; sons, Mark and Rod; three grandchildren; brothers, Sensuke, Senji, Senmatsu, Senmei, Isamu, Thomas, Stanley, George and Marvin; sister, Yoshiko Orlando. Service 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
AMY SHIZUKO WATANABE, 92, of Honolulu, died Dec. 31, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by nephews and nieces. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.