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LORETO BADUA, 61, of Honolulu, died July 16, 2002. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. mason. Survived by wife, Jesucima; son, Loreto Jr. mother, Amanda; stepson, Noll Andrel; brother, Rudy; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
JUANA BUSTO BATAD, 77, of Honolulu, died July 17, 2002. Born in Sacuyya Norte, Santa Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by husband, Meliton; daughters, Shirley Ann Batad-Labisores and Marilyn Batad Canas; sons, Meliton Bagoyo Jr. and Dwayne Conrad; brother, Conrado Burgonio Busto; sister, Maria Busto Advincula; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual aloha attire.
LEON "ILLO" LAURENA BISARRA SR., 90, of 'Ewa Beach, died July 24, 2002. Born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Host International. Survived by wife, Rosalina; daughter, Ruby Taaca; son, Leon Jr.; sisters, Juana Loria, Maria, Emeteria Rosario and Buena Ventura. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ELSIE LEE CHING, 97, of Honolulu, died July 13, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Maud Chang and Roberta Lee; son, Chauncey; brother, Sonny Lee; sisters, Rachel Wong and Connie Yee; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Family services held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
HELEN HAN ME CHO, 87, of Honolulu, died July 9, 2002. Born in Sacramento, Calif. A homemaker. Survived by son, Jeffrey; two grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
AMBROSE A. WAI SUM CHUN, 79, died July 25, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Former art director and member of an advance team for Lockheed Missiles and Space, and an avid sports fisherman. Survived by wife, Cecelia; children, Alan and Denise; sisters, Lenora, Marian and Bea. Service 10 a.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; entombment noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
TONOSE HIRATA, 108, of Honolulu, died July 7, 2002. Born in Fukuoka, Japan. Survived by sons, Harry and Jesse; daughters, Mirian Iyamatsu, Betsy Matsumoto, Jane Matsumoto, and Judy Sakai; 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren. Private services held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
EDWINA O'BRIAN LEINANI KAAPANA, 89, of Honolulu, died July 25, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired school teacher. Survived by husband, Lloyd; son, Brian; brothers, Kalani and Earl Cameron; grandchild, Kamaki Horne. Memorial service 10 a.m. Thursday at Central Union Church. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
MIYUKI KAWABATA, 87, of Lahaina, Maui; died July 24, 2002. Royal Lahaina Hotel pantry worker, and Maui Sands housekeeper. Survived by son, Glenn; daughters, Myrtle Akiyama and Sandra Klask; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 4 p.m. Friday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission; service 5 p.m. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary, Maui.
DAVID "RUSTY" KIM, 84, of Honolulu, died July 25, 2002. Born in Kukaiau, Hawai'i. Retired merchant seaman. Survived by wife, June; sons, David, James and Steven; daughter, Sarah; brother, Rodney; sister, Florence Hibbs; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes later. No flowers. Casual attire.
RICHARD NAOHIKO KOBASHIGAWA, 72, of Marysville, Wash., formerly of Honolulu, died July 19, 2002. Born in Hilo. Retired owner of Richard's Union Service station. Survived by wife, Paige; sons, Sheldon, Crandall and Benton; daughter, Karen Sato; 10 grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
GERALD WAYNE KOBAYASHI, 47, of Kailua, died July 17, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by father, Buddy; mother, Alice Fu; brother, Alan; sisters, Cynthia Kim, Gail Ishii and Laura Fu. Services held. No koden (monetary donations). Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
MITSUE M. NAKAMURA, 77, of Kahului, Maui, died July 20, 2002. Born in Pu'unene, Maui. Member of Kahului and Lahaina Jodo missions. Survived by sons, Miles, Edwin, Wyatt and Myron; daughter, Irene; mother, Misano Hozaki; brothers, Yoshimitsu and Sueharu Hozaki; sisters, Fumiyo Shishido, Mildred Oishi, Ethel Tanaka, Mary Shishido. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary, Maui.
RICHARD YUN KWONG PANG, 79, of Kailua, died July 26, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired Dole Pineapple Co. cannery machinist. Survived by wife, Betty; sons, Russell and Byron "Rick"; daughter, Pam Sato; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Allen and Albert. Graveside services and burial 1 p.m. Friday at at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
ASIATA PASAMI, 108, of Honolulu, died July 10, 2002. Born in Satupaitea, Western Samoa. Retired carpenter. Survived by son, Lilo Asiata; daughters, Arieta "Harriet" Yamaguchi-Asiata, Olita and Valasi Asiata; 98 grandchildren; 137 great-grandchildren; 46 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Fetinai Toa; seven half-brothers. Visitation 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 2 p.m. Western Samoa services, Aug. 9 and 10.
JULLIE KEIKO YAMADA SAITO, 46, of Waipahu, died July 21, 2002. Born in Honolulu. St. Germain Bakery employee. Survived by husband, William; parents, Tetsuo and Sumiko Yamada; sister, Lillian Indradat. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary; memorial service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
JACK TOSHIAKI YAMAMOTO, 73, of Kailua, died July 21, 2002. Born in 9-Miles, 'Ola'a, Hawai'i. Retired Eagle Produce, Los Angeles, truck driver. Survived by wife, Mitsue; brothers, Yeichi and Kazuharu; sisters, Ann Ma-tsuyama and Yoshiko Hayes. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.