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ANN KEPPEL, a staunch advocate of women's rights who helped establish the first women's centers at the University of Hawai'i's Manoa and Hilo campuses, died of a heart attack Tuesday in Kaimuki. She was 78. See story.
HARRY GEORGE AMONG, 73, of Honolulu, died July 2, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by companion, Dorothy Mendonza; brothers, John and Edwin "Buddy"; sisters, Bertha, Evelyn and Nona; children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
CARL JOSEPH BORGNINO, 55, of Honolulu, died July 7, 2002. Born in San Francisco. Commercial fisherman for 20 years. Survived by wife, Barbara; son, Arlo; daughter, Arwen Borgnino-Zambon; grandchild; mother, Elizabeth; brother, Frank; sister, Cathernie Dusterclick. Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday at Waikiki Elks Club. Casual attire. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
MAUREEN CARMEL CASSIDY, 70, of Montgomery, Ala., formerly of Honolulu, died July 7, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Former faculty member at Sacred Hearts Academy and University of Hawaii language department. Survived by cousins in Australia and Ireland. Visitation 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Hearts Academy Chapel; Mass 1:30 p.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maureen C. Cassidy Memorial Scholarship, Sacred Hearts Academy. Casual attire.
WAH PUI CHUN, 90, of Honolulu, died July 7, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired carpenter. Survived by daughter, Vickie Farmer; brothers, Wah Jick, Stephen, James and Thomas; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
NORMAN DELLAPORT, 84, of Wai'anae, died July 3, 2002. Born in Philadelphia. An optician retired from Navy Exchange Optical. Survived by wife, Louise; sons, Brian and Mark; daughter, Lizbeth; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Committal service 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
KYONG SUK "KAY" KWON ESPANO, 53, of Waipahu, died July 1, 2002. Born in Inchon, Korea. Employed at Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel Beachside Cafe. Survived by husband, Jose; son, Joel; daughter, Joann Espano-Johnson; three grandchildren; brother, Chong Hyuk Kwon; sisters, Jung Sook Yoon and Young Sook Kwon. Visitation 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary; service 7:30 p.m. Casual attire.
LAURETA CALUYA FE BENITO, 73, of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died June 28, 2002. Born in the Philippines. Survived by sons, Jimmy Jr., Rey, Harold and Johnnie; daughters, Mary Jean Miller, Pernille Vingua and Kathyrine Fe Benito; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters. Visitation 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu; Mass 11:30 a.m. Burial at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
NOBUKO FUJIMOTO, 76, of Honolulu, died July 3, 2002. Born in Tokyo. Retired sales associate for Pana Enterprise. Survived by husband, Richard; son, Gai; daughters, Jenny Yoshimura, Rene Laroya and Joyce Fujimoto; nine grandchlldren; great-grandchild. Service 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
EMILIANA MANIBOG GELACIO, 87, of Pearl City, died July 6, 2002. Born in Laoag City, Philippines. Member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Survived by daughters, Lolita Tabios and Felie Angel; brother, Anatalio Manibog; sisters, Amanda Juan, Caila Lucas, Petrona Manibog and Honorata Dela Cruz; six grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; Mass 9:45 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
DAVID KALEIHIWAHIWA HEMA JR., 84, of Kihei, Maui, died July 4, 2002. Born on O'ahu. Laborer for Hana Ranch, East Maui Irrigation Co., Goodfellow Brothers, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. and Healey & Tibbits. Survived by sons, Clayton, Urban, David "Buck," Greg and Ivan; daughters, Christina "Joanna Mae" Jones and Janice Montalvo; hanai brothers, Kimo, Bullu, Boy and Eddie Plunkett; hanai sister, Lorraine Kenui; hanai mom, Nancy "Ma" Plunkett; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Maui; service and eulogy, 11:30 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Na Wai 'Eha Cemetery. Aloha attire.
CAROL LEIMOMI AHMAD HOUSSEIN-SMITH, 60, of Honolulu, died June 30, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Survived by daughters, Halawe Atwood and Sonja Plietez; son, Steven Atwood; sister, Halawe Bohrear; brothers, Puhipau Ahmad, Harrub Ahmad-Houssein, Julian and Antone Henriques and Walter Paulo; six grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
JANE Y. KAIZAWA, 80, of Honolulu, died July 7, 2002. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Retired Surfrider Inc. seamstress. Survived by brothers, Frank and Soken Itomura; sisters, Kathleen Chun-Ming, Hideko Ishibashi, Sue Yamamoto, Sachi Cox and Linda Miike. Service 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
FREMONT ROSSLAND KALIKO, also known as BRYAN KALIKO, 45, of Honolulu, died July 1, 2002. A recycler for Honolulu Recovery. Survived by wife, Johnnette "Johnnie"; son, Bryor "Pono"'; daughter, Laryssa-Lynn; mother, Deanna "Lani" Feliciano; brothers, Blane, Barry and Brad Feliciano; sisters, Crystal "Pinky" Masaki, Winona Parker, Leonra Fong and Leona Feliciano. Visitation 8 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kane'ohe Stake Center; service 9:30 a.m; burial 11 a.m.at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Woolsey -Hosoi Mortuary.
TADASHI KAMITE, 83, of Honolulu, died July 4, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired U.S. Postal Service letter carrier. Survived by wife, Amy; son, Dennis; daughters, Lavonne Hara and Pauline Kamite-Dorsey. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
DOROTHY KAMEKO "KAY" KUBA, 86, of Kailua, died July 2, 2002. Born in Kane'ohe. Survived by son, Patrick; daughters, Janet Sekiya and Gale; two grandchildren; brothers, Eddie, Richard, Warren "Jack," Larry, Jerry and Thomas Azama; sisters, Katherine Heshiki, Mildred Tamashiro, Elaine Shimabuku, Hazel Nakama and Nancy Takata. Private service held. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
TOMOMICHI "ROY" KURAISHI, 89, of Novato, Calif., died July 3, 2002. Born in Waipahu. Teacher in Kipapa, and Japanese community writer, journalist and radio personality. Survived by daughter, Nancy; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Private local services pending. Donations to Hongwanji Mission, Honolulu.
PHILIP TAN SING LEE, 76, of Kane'ohe, died July 8, 3003. Born in Honolulu. Retired navigator with the Merchant Marine. Survived by son, Howard; daughters, Lori Chun and Lynette; brothers, Walter, George and Richard; sisters, Edith Hoon, Dorothy Wong and Doris Largiader; four grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park; service 6 p.m. Private burial at a later date.
ROKUICHI "JOE" MASUI, 77, of 'Ewa Beach, died July 2, 2002. Born in Honolulu . Retired engineer. Survived by wife, Michiko; daughters, Jeanne Kobayashi and Helen Fujikawa; sister, Kikue Miyamoto; five grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
PAUL AH CHEU MOKIAO, 55, of Nanakuli, died June 25, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Frances "Fran"; daughters, Summer, Tammie Mokiao-Atimalala, Gina Sanico and Deidre Seldon; sons, Travis Mokiao and Gregory Alvaro; brothers, Abraham Kilakalua, Eddie Keaunui, and Clarence, Robert and Zachary; sisters, Yvonne Cook, Naomi Ramos, Ruth Hinol and Myrtle; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Ward; service noon; burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
DAWN FUMIE MURASHIMA, 54, of Honolulu, died June 28, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Massage therapist for Heidi's Massage. Survived by mother, Caroline; brothers, Paul and Jeffrey; sister, Cheryl Chow. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
NAMIKO NAKAGAWA, 82, of Honolulu, died June 26, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Dennis, Wayne and Ray; daughter, Wendy Kato; brothers, Herbert and Robert Nakayama; sisters, Helen Tanouye, Grace Chikuma and June Kaneshiro; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
HENRY YOSHIO NITTA, 93, of Sacramento, Calif., died July 6, 2002. Born in Waialua, Oahu. Retired electrician. Survived by sons, M. Fred, Ray and Glenn; daughters, Julie toyama, Sharon Folster, Aileen Nitta and Gayle Endow; four grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Ueki. Arrangements by and burial service Saturday at Sacramento Memorial Lawn, Sacramento.
HISAE ODO, 79, of Waimea, Kaua'i, died July 3, 2002. Born in Waimea. Retired clerk at Woolworth's. Survived by brothers, Kiichi, Yoso and Seiichi; sister, Nancy Nomura. Private service held. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.
YOKO "Y" SAKATA, 64, of Honolulu, died July 4, 2002. Born in Palo Alto, Calif. Retired Tugman Steel administrative assistant. Survived by husband, Daniel; sons, Steven and Ronnie; mother, Sadako Sakai; sister, Kelly Sakai; two granddaughters. Service 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
JANE FUJIKO "FUDGIE" ARAKAKI SAKUGAWA, 76, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Hawaii, died July 2, 2002. Survived by children, Kathleen, Emily Wilcox, Janet Powers, Edward and Charles; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; brother, Harry Arakaki; sisters, Dorothy Yamanishi, Clara Fujita and Elaine Tamashiro. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary, Maui; celebration of life 11:30 a.m.; inurnment 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
FRANK L. SPILLMAN, 81, of Honolulu, died July 6, 2002. Born in St. Joseph, Mich. Retired U.S. Navy commander, and former Kona Kai Realty broker. Survived by wife, Mary Jeanne; son, Frank; daughters, Ginny Riley, Sylvia Farias and Jeanette Pocan; four grandchildren. Private services; inurnment pending at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
RANDY KATSUTO TAKETA, 41, of Wailuku, Maui, died July 3, 2002. Born in Yokohama, Japan. A former Japan Travel Bureau (JTB) administrative assistant. Survived by parents, Masaru and Mari; brother, Calvin; sisters, Doreen Matsumoto and Cindy Matsunaga. Services 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission; reception to follow in social hall. Burial of urn 2 p.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. No flowers. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary, Maui.
ETHEL YUKE PUNG TONG, 77, of Waipahu, died July 7, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Lawrence "Larry" Sr.; sons, Robert, Libert and Lawrence Jr.; daughters, Cynthia Chong, Veronica Piena, Francine, Bernadette and Michele; brothers, Kwai Fong Hee and Hebert Hee; sister, Mervelyn Fong; five grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Church; Mass 11:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
ROBERT WALLACE TOWNSEND, 75, of Honolulu, died July 9, 2002. Born in Brockton, Mass. A retired chemical engineer. Survived by wife, Ann; son, David; daughters, Kathleen Dean and Elizabeth Lemieux; sister, Shirley Bean; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Service of Hawai'i.
HERBERT H. YAMAMOTO, 73, of California, formerly of Kane'ohe, died June 15, 2002. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired from Hawaii State Hospital. Survived by wife, Mildred; daughters, Janice Ahinga and Phyllis Yoshimoto; three grandchildren. Private seaside service will be held in California. Arrangements by The Neptune Society, Belmont, Calif.
KWI YO YOM, 89, of Kane'ohe, died July 4, 2002. Born in Seoul, Korea. Survived by daughters, Ok Soon Lee and Ok Yae Mangrobang; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Sun Chol Park; sisters, in Korea. Visitation 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; cremation to follow.