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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, July 21, 2002


Advertiser Staff

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.

JOHN J. ALMEIDA JR., also known as "JUNIOR" or "MICEY," 68, of Honolulu, died July 15, 2002. Born in Waimea. An engineer retired from Kahala Hilton and Hyatt Regency Hotels. Survived by wife, Juanita; sons, John Jr. and John III, Edwin and Makana Ola; daughters, Mareia Ayers, Shentel and Cherrise Almeida; brothers, Richard and Robert Perreira, Joseph and Alfred Almeida and George Vierra; sisters, Alice, Alice M. and Carolyne Paiva, Edith Sakauye, Yvonne Downs, Luvina Carvalho and Alice Obina; four grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Tuesday at United Gospel Fellowship Church, Mililani; service 7 p.m. Aloha attire. Cremation at a later date. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

CIPRIANO OBRA ARQUITOLA, 86, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died July 10, 2002. Born in Bac Notan La Union, Philippines. Retired from the former Mr. Papaya Company. Survived by sons, Pepito, Angel and Jesus; daughters, Erlinda Arquitola, Adela Pagar, Juanita Gose, Virgin Milar and Evelyn Pasalo; brother, Pedro; sister, Sabina Ramirez; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Kea'au; Mass 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, new section. Casual attire.

NOBORU ASAHINA, D.D.S., 103, of Honolulu, died July 10, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired dentist. Member of the American Dental Association. Survived by son, Sanford; daughters, Alice Suyeoka, Jane Morikawa and Betty Honda; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

A Quaker memorial meeting service for ALICE COVELL BENDER will be held 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday at One Kalakaua Senior Living Facility, 1314 Kalakaua Ave., corner of Beretania Street, John Norris Multipurpose Room; parking on Young Street. A retired state librarian, age 74, she died June 24, 2002.

CHAFFEE KING CASTLETON, 89, of Honolulu, died July 7, 2002. Born in Portland, Ore. A writer. Survived by daughter, Julia; brother, Grant King; sister, Julia Watson. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

SO WAN CHEUNG, 84, of Honolulu, died July 14, 2002. Born in Shantung, China. Survived by husband, Chen Shan Hwang; daughters, Monique Hwang and Stephenie Poon; five grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

WILLIAM HAVEN DIZER, 79, of Kihe'i, Maui, died July 12, 2002. Born in New England. Awarded "Golden Chrysanthemum, Kun-Nito" award by Japanese emperor and government for outstanding service to that country. Survived by wife, Ikuko; brother, John. Private service held. Memorial donations to Alzheimers Association of Maui or Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

PAULINE THOMAS EDENFIELD, 93, of Vero Beach, Fla., died July 12, 2002. Born in Stuart, Fla. Survived by son, Rea; daughters, Joyce Romero and Joan Wallace; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service and burial to be held in Florida. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

JACK TUI FAATILIGA, 39, of Honolulu, died July 11, 2002. Born in American Samoa. Survived by wife, Sosefina Pueliu; son, Jack II; daughters, Maria and Teuaililo; parents, Faiupu and Fetolofai Olomua; brothers, Tui, Ricky, Siamani, Lance, Potumoe and T.J.; sisters, Lucy, Tiana, Flora, Rose and Corina. Visitation from 2 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Mount; Mass 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

MONA LEE KEHAULANI KELEKOLIO FONG, 39, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died July 14, 2002. Born in Hilo. A former dancer at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Survived by husband, Lawrence; sons, Simon, Lawrence Jr., Gregory, Joji and Kealakupono; daughters, Salote, Joyce and Leini; mother, Joyce Baysa-Kelekolio; brothers, Louis Jr., David, Stanley and Jonah Kelekolio; sister, Dawnares Arnold. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Hilo Stake Center. Visitation 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday; service 11 a.m. Burial at Alae Cemetery Mormon Section. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

WILFRED "FUJI" FUJISHIGE, 84, of Honolulu, died July 10, 2002. Retired scheme room manager for the U.S. Postal Service. A member of Club 100th Battalion. Survived by son, Sheldon; daughter, Valerie Lee; three grandchildren; sister, Helen Imamura. Service 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

MARY MEDEIROS GOMES, 84, of Honolulu, died July 11, 2002. Born in Puhi, Kaua'i. Survived by daughters, Carole Gomes, Mary Louise Paaluhi and Lucille Gomes; son, Dennis; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, George Medeiros. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church, Kalihi; eulogy 9 a.m.; Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

MARCELA OLIVAS "CELA" IGNACIO, 83, of Waikoloa, Hawai'i, died July 15, 2002. Born in Cabuluan Ballesteros Cagayan, Philippines. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Pepe and Johnny; daughters, Adelaida Elisaga, Mavis Ortiz, Marigene Sadoy, Teresita Gaddi and Jane Trinidad; brothers, Immong Olivas and Inong Olivas; sisters, Elvina Olivas, Juanita Wong and Luisa Olivas; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at St. James Episcopal Church, Waimea; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church; service 10 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Hilo.

HAROLD JOSEPH KENUI ISEKE, 64, of Honolulu, died July 17, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A musical entertainer. Survived by sons, Kenui and Travis; grandson, Jonah; mother, Mary Pertersen; father, Harold; brother, Clayton; sister, Laura Stokoe; half sister, Patty; stepsisters, Frances Kahoku and Elaine Keale. Memorial service 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mystical Rose Chapel, Chaminade University. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

RICKIE ROBIN KEPANI, 43, of Pa'ia, Maui, died July 17, 2002. A diver and fisherman formerly with HC&S. Survived by daughter, Natasha; father, Herman Sr.; brothers, Raymond and Herman Jr.; sister, Raynette Kekahuna Bee. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Visitation also 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m. Burial at the family plot at Honopou.

DAVID LEE "ULUA DAVE" KING SR., 46, of Hawaiian Beaches, Hawai'i, died July 17, 2002. Born in Provo, Utah. A self employed commercial fisherman and sheetrock installation specialist. Survived by wife, Dora; daughters, Harmony, Elen and Kiana; sons, Christopher and David "DJ" Jr.; mother, Anna; sister, Ginger Burcena; brothers, Randall King and Patrick Jenkins; two grandsons. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes to be held. No flowers. Casual attire.

SADAO MORIKAWA, 76, of Lahaina, Maui, died July 16, 2002. A U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War. A Maui County firefighter. Survived by wife, Jane; sons, Lance and Randall; daughters, Sharon Manner, Imogene Ramos and Lynne Perry; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Toshio; sisters, Shinayo Hadama, Sachiko Shomura and Nobuko Beppu. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

KAMEKO NAKASONE, 93, also known as OTOME NAKASONE, of Honolulu, died July 16, 2002. Born in 'Aiea. Survived by sons, Harry, George, James and Wayne; daughters, Nancy Murakami, Katherine Nagamine, Doris Asato and Mary Helton; brother, Hideo Shiroma; sisters, Yoshiko Takushi, Tsuruko Katekaru, Sadako Yonamine, Helen Kaneshiro and Ellen "Fumiko" Kaneshiro; 29 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary mauka chapel; service 7 p.m. No flowers.

ELSIE FRANCO NAUKANA, 85, of Honolulu, died July 13, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, George Jr.; daughters, Josephine Infiesto and Marvlee Kehaulani Gilding; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

SUE OGATA, 71, of Honolulu, died June 27, 2002. Born in Japan. A radio announcer retired from KOHO and KZOO. Survived by husband, Harold Sr.; son, Harold Jr.; daughters, Michelle Jandoc; brothers, Nobu Nagasawa and Takehiko Ito; sister, Hiroko Nemoto. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

CHUL CHONG "TAMMY" OKUMA, 52, of Honolulu, died July 15, 2002. Born in Seoul, South Korea. Survived by husband, Gregory; son, Clayton Tom Jr.; sister, Hyon Chul Hirokawa; stepson, Shaydon; stepdaughters, Sonia, Noela and Chantel. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 9 a.m. Burial 10:45 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

ELIZABETH RICE, 78, died July 13, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. An entertainer. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

ANNA ROSENBERG, 75, of Kihe'i, Maui, formerly of Van Nuys, Calif., died July 15, 2002. An exercise enthusiast who loved nature. Visitation 9 a.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hale Makua Foundation, 472 Kaulana St., Kahului, Maui. Reference donations in her memory.

LOTU KAISA SEIULI, 65, of Honolulu, died July 7, 2002. Born in Fagatogo, American Samoa. Survived by daughters, Saresa Manu, Tafa'ifa Taiaopo and Aileen Seiuli; sons, Henry Eneliko and Tom Auiao; brothers, Vaatofu, Charlie, Junior, David and Francis Fiatoa; sisters, Epirosa Halsey, Letia Mayo, Lily Ruperchurt, Gardenia Martinez, Tapunuu Ah Soon, Sa Masaniai, Tafaifa Yandall, Faasoo and Esther Seiuli; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park.

STANLEY STAROSTA, 62, of Honolulu, died July 18, 2002. Born in Wisconsin. A recently retired professor of linguistics at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Survived by wife, Aleli; son, Stuart; a granddaughter; brothers, Noel and Bill. No services held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

SUMIE TARIO, 78, of Wailuku, Maui, died July 14, 2002. A sales clerk retired from Shirokiya. Survived by son, Daniel; daughter, Carol; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Harold "Pete" Tonai; sisters, Naomi Cockett, Lillian Keomaka and Dorothy Crouzet-Pascual. Visitation 4 p.m. Tuesday at Kahului Union Church; celebration of life 5 p.m. Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

THOMAS IN HAK YANG, 64, of Kihe'i, Maui, died July 20, 2002. Born in Chong Jin, Korea. A restaurant cook, former police officer in Korea, Maui Land and Pineapple Company warehouseman and restaurant owner in Memphis, Tenn. Survived by daughters, Wendy Cooley and Joyce Harris; son, Tony Yang; brothers, Kyong Suk Yang and In Suk Sober; five grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Burial at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.