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ERNEST WATANABE, a Maui native who founded one of the state's largest floral businesses, died Sunday. He was 91. See story.
SIMON ALFRED "PICO" PAYNE, who sang with the Ink Spots, died Friday in Honolulu. He was 76. See story.
DESMOND MUIRHEAD, a renowned golf-course architect who fought for responsible growth in Hawai'i in the 1960s, died May 2 at his home in Newport Beach, Calif. He was 79. See story.
RICHARD CLEVELAND, an Olympic swimmer who helped revolutionize training methods in the sport, died Saturday in Kona. He was 72. See story.
MARGARET KA'A'A APO, 92, of Wai'anae, died July 15, 2002. Born in Palama. A manaleo, native speaker; long-time member of the state Board of Education; civic leader, including leadership roles in Wai'anae Hawaiian Civic Club and Waianae neighborhood Board; and a member of Hale O Na Ali'i. Survived by husband, Peter; daughters, Margaret Brennan, Leialoha Perkins; sons, Samuel and Peter; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the mortuary; service noon; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
JUANA BUSTO BATAD, 77, of Honolulu, died July 17, 2002. Born in Sacuyya Norte, Santa Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Meliton; daughters, Shirley Ann Batad-Labisores and Marilyn Canas; sons, Meliton Jr. and Dwayne; brother, Conrado Busto; sister, Maria 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. Aloha attire. Donations to Juana Busto Batad Scholarship Fund, 2530 Pauoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96813.
BASALISA ARMIDA BULAOAT, 82, of Lana'i, died July 18, 2002. Born in Nuevaera, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by son, Pablito; daughters, Concepcion Califlores, Lolita Magaoay and Soledad Sagasag; 29 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Lana'i Filipino Clubhouse. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lana'i; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Lana'i City Cemetery. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary, Honolulu.
CEFERINO BALBAG CADAVONA, 86, of Mililani, died July 23, 2002. Born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Oahu Sugar Co., Irrigation and Masonry Department, and from Aloha Stadium, as maintenance crew supervisor; and a Philippine Army, World War II veteran. Survived by wife, Angeles; sons, William and Ceferino Jr.; daughters, Angelita Cadavona and Eileen Mitchell; sisters, Nieves Balbag and Juanita Cascayan; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial park. Casual/aloha attire.
GLORIA JEAN CANTOR, 46, of Captain Cook, Hawai'i, died July 24, 2002. Born in Kona, Hawai'i. A PBX operator for Kona Beach Hotel. Survived by mother, Marcella; brothers, Andrew, Anthony and Edwin; sisters, Harriet Marquina and Dolly Primacio. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church, Kealakekua; Mass 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
THE REV. B. ROSS CLEELAND, 90, of Kalaheo, Kaua'i, died June 29, 2002. Retired Presbyterian Church and United Church of Christ minister. Survived by sons, Byron "Hokulani" and Gene; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial service 3 p.m. Sunday at Lihu'e Christian Church, Kress Street, Lihu'e, Kaua'i; pot-luck dinner to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers or koden (monetary donations); donations to one's favorite church or charity. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary, Kaua'i.
JUANITA ABES RENTI CRUZ, 84, of Kekaha, Kaua'i, died July 26, 2002. Born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A homemaker. Survived by sons, William and Abraham; daughters, Perlita Mararagan, Jessie Larson, Elizabeth O'Donnell and Nina Rehwaldt; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Celedonia Aguedan, Veronica Ulanday and Esther Agor. Visitation 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church; Kaua'i; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.
DOROTHY FUNESTI, 75, of Kailua, died July 25, 2002. Born in Laconia, N.H. Retired artist. Survived by daughters, Suzanne, Pixley Lafitaga and Carol Willacker; son, Douglas; six grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
PREMING V. "GALISA" GALLIZA, 85, of Kane'ohe, Hawaii'i, died July 16, 2002. Born in the Philippines. Survived by daughter, Saundra Maxwell; sons, Victor "Gerald" Galisa Jr. and Dennis Galisa; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service noon; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
FRANK M. GONSALVES, 75, of Hayward, Calif., formerly of Hawai'i, died July 7, 2002. Born in 'Oma'o, Kaua'i. Retired general foreman, Public Works Center, Bay Area, California; formerly plumber/pipefitter at Tripler Medical Center, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and at Hunter's Point, Calif. Survived by wife, Helen; son, Alfred; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers, John and Joe; sister, Margaret Hill. Mainland services held; burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward. Arrangements by Sorensen Brothers Mortuary, Hayward.
MIRIAM ELIZABETH GONZALEZ, 85, of Honolulu, died July 22, 2002. Born in Pennsylvania. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Lt. Col. Ralph; son, Matthew; sister, Emma Bannar. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
JEANETTE JOSEPHINE HANSON, 85, of Honolulu, died July 20, 2002. Born in Winona, Minn. A homemaker. Survived by daughter, Leilani Nuancs; son, Dale Meheula; granddaughter, Dee Ann Tenn; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Weiss. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
ALFRED MASAO HIGA, 71, of Honolulu, died July 19, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired electrician for Fairway Electric Company. Survived by wife, Nancy; sons, Alton and Shelton; daughter, Liane; three grandchildren; brother, George; sisters, Haruko Toyama, Lillian Ishihara; Rose Shimabukuro, Betty Sakamoto, Edna Wong and Donna Lee. Service 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
JOHN FRANK JAMES, 72, of Honolulu, died July 26, 2002. Born in New Albany, Ind.. Retried teacher at Campbell High School and Intermediate School and Waipahu High School. Survived by hanai son, Jimmy Tieu; sisters, Jamilah Pasha and Donita Fuller. Service noon Saturday at St. Andrew's Cathedral; reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew's Cathedral or the American Cancer Society. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
GEORGE HAROLD JOHANSEN, 71, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Nov. 23, 2001. Born in Haiti. Survived by wife, Isabelle; daughter, Jessica Dauler; brother, Herbert. Graveside service 10 a.m. Friday at Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
ARTHUR KAIKANA, 82, of Honolulu. Born in Honolulu. Retired truck driver and custodian for St. Louis Drive Inn. Survived by brothers, James Kaihana and George; sisters. Esther, Alice, Mary Gallarde and Emma Alexander. Memorial service 4 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Inurnment at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Casual attire. Buddhist. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Service of Hawai'i.
LINDA AIKO MIIKE, 60, of Honolulu, died July 23, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired president for Kahana Gems Inc. Survived by husband, Benjamin; brother, Frank and Soken Itomura; sisters, Kathleen Chun-Ming, Hideko Ishibashi, Sue Yamamoto and Sachi Cox. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
FAUSTO MOTIA MINDORO, 94, of Honolulu, died july 26, 2002. Born in Romlon, Philippines. Retired Diamond Head Memorial Park caretaker. Survived by daughter, Mercedes Schmucker; brothers, Pedro and Ernest; sisters, Mary Pardon, Asuncion Galvin; four granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
DOROTHY "DOT" WONG MULLER, 79, of Honolulu, died July 24, 2002. Born in Wahiawa, A homemaker. Survived by husband, Richard; son, Jerome "Jerry" "Kaumuali'i"; daughter, Elvira "Lanani"; grandchildren, Michael and Rachel Doty; brothers, Ernest, Henry and Kenneth Wong. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel; service 11 a.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
APRIL ANN PALISBO, 49, of Honolulu, died July 20, 2002. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Survived by son, Joshua; daughter, Christine Sagadraca; parents, Victoriano and Manuela Sagadraca; sisters, Marilyn Wallace and Carolyn Hulten; brother, Edgar Sagadraca; grandmother, Victoria Yanuaria. Visitation 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10:15 a.m.; burial noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.
OHILO SAKAMOTO, 83, of Kane'ohe, died July 25, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired seamstress for Kane'ohe Marine Corps Air Station Alteration Shop. Survived by husband, Sadaichi; sons, Stanley and George; daughters, Jane Takahashi; five grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
OLIVIA MATTOS SOARES, 86, of Honolulu, died July 21, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Tony and Clayton; daughters, Loretta Garcia and Carol Mullins; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Graveside inurnment service 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
JANET FAITH STANKO, 61, of Hilo, died July 26, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired manager, The Estina apartments, Beverly Hills, Calif. Survived by sons, Bernard and Benjamin Burgo; stepson, Daniel; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; parents, Ismael and Lisa Salsedo Flores; brother, the Rev. Ismael Flores; sisters, Violet Wadkins, Judith Ater and Lucille Meek. Visitation 8 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 9 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
GEORGE CARREIRA TEVES, JR., 70, of Kailua, died July 23, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Employed at Napa, Kailua. Survived by wife, Margaret; son, George III; daughter, Cindy Olayer; two granddaughters; brothers, Wallace and Patrick; sisters, Helen Silva and Rose Atyeo. Visitation 6 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire.
LEODOLFO "LEO" MINGOY VERANO, 81, of 'Ewa Beach, died July 7, 2002. Born in Magdalena Balleno, Masbate, Philippines. Retired from Zippy's restaurant, Waipahu. Survived by sons, Jeoffrey, Gerry, Diony and Jesse; daughters, Norma Viriyapunt, Lolita Manuel, Germa Valeriano, Nancy Verano and Gemma Pasion; 22 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; service 10:30 a.m; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
HARUMI YAMAMOTO, 85, of Honolulu, died July 18, 2002. Born in Kihei, Maui. Retired dressmaker. Survived by brother, Richard; sister, Chieko Kuramoto and Yuriko Turner. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
GEORGE YUTAKA YAMANAKA, 80, of Wahiawa, died July 23, 2002. Born in Honoka'a, Hawai'i. Member of Shinnyo-en Hawaii and the Saturday Golf Club. Survived by wife, Carol; daughter, Sarah; sister, Lorraine Andrade. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, mauka Chapel; memorial service 6 p.m. Casual attire.