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A service for FRANCIS SHIGEO TAKEMOTO, the first American brigadier general of Japanese ancestry, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, with visitation from 1 p.m. Committal service 3 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Casual attire. He also was the former principal of Manoa School. Survived by son, Harvey; daughter, Carol Dee Nishimura; six grandchildren; sisters, Elsie Sumida and Sue Awada.
ANGELINE AMARINO, 88, of Honolulu, died June 1, 2002. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Survived by children, Shirley Stokmanis, Patricia Boranian, Pearl Wade, Pauline Matias, Thomas, Priscilla, Gloria King and Peggy Amaral; brothers and sisters, Samuel Akui, Agnes Daniluck, Elizabeth Puulie, Henry and Jake Raposa; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
FERMIN BANIAGA AURELLANO, 92, of Waipahu, died May 13, 2002. Born in Alay, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by wife, Gaudelia; sons, Ricardo, Jose, Florencio, David, Pedro and Primo; daughters, Trinidad Ganir, Isabel Palacpac, Catalina Barroga, Filomena Valido, Melchora Lacamiento, Teresita, Elvira, Cleotilde Quidilla and Potenciana Juliano; 43 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 9:45 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
HAZEKIAH KEOPELE REGHI BENJAMIN, infant son of Jeffrey Benjamin Jr. and Leina'ala Reghi, of Wahiawa, died June 1, 2002. Scattering of ashes 7 a.m. Saturday at Ali'i Beach Park, Hale'iwa. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
VIRGINIA TAGANAP CALIXTRO, 68, of Wahiawa, died May 13, 2002. Born in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines. Former employee of Peterson's Egg Farm. Survived by sons, Jerry and Ernie; brother, Santos Taganap; sisters, Nina Taganap; three grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
LAWRENCE LAN CHEONG CHING, 74, of 'Aiea, died May 30, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired operating room technician for Tripler Army Medical Center. Survived by brothers, Albert Ching and Arthur Chang; sisters, Sun Yee You, Lynda Pang and Jessie Lee. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
RONALD TADASHI FUJII, 78, of Honomu, Hawai'i, died June 1, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired meat salesman for Davidson Chudacoff. Survived by wife, Dorothy; son, Pastor Leith; daughter, Sheila Coles; seven grandchildren; sister, Eleanor Kurosaki and Elaine Mirikitani. Service 5 p.m. today at Kaimuki Christian Church. Inurnment 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
SHINAKO FUJIOKA, 88, of Honolulu, died April 15, 2002.Born in Na'alehu, Hawai'i. A retired principal for Kapalama Japanese School. Survived by sons, Jerry and Eugene; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
BASILIO GUERRERO, 87, of Mililani, died June 1, 2002. A retired harvest machine operator with Libby Company. Survived by wife, Florence; daughter, Dorothy Thompson; sons, Alexander "Sonny" Tabilangan and George Guerrero; brother, Guillermo; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m.Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Burial 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
MILDRED YURIKO ISHIZAKI, 77, of Honolulu, died May 23, 2002. A retired purchasing contract analyst for the federal government. Survived by husband, Hideo; sons, Miles and Craig; brother, Woodrow Hayashida; six grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
CYNTHIA LYNN MARIKO KAHAI, 50, of Wai'anae, died May 31, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by mother, Edith Domingo; hanai parents, Josephine and Mariano Chargualaf; nana, Consolacion Domingo; brothers, Randall, Vincente Jr. and Stuart Domingo; sisters, Irene Vendiola and Toni-Ann Domingo-Oka. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.
WILLIE KAMAUNU KALILIKANE SR., 55, of 'Aiea, died June 2, 2002. Owner of Kalilikane Corporation. Survived by daughters, Nalani Kalilikane and Maile Swartz; son, Willie Jr.; a grandson; brothers, John Jr., Samuel, Lawrence, Clarence, Raymond, Moses, Jackie, Amos and Steven; sisters, Irene Nakila, Florence Kalilikane, Bernice Kalilikane, Frances Hill, Shirley Oto, Josephine Edwards and Beverly Kalilikane; former wife, Janet; companion, Jennifer. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Aloha attire.
RICHARD MASAO KOUCHI, 60, of Honolulu, died May 24, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired electrician. Survived by wife, Sylvian; son, Karl; daughter, Kathleen Dee Kuewa; father, Toshio; mother, Fumiyo Kanja; brothers, Wayne, Calvin and Alan; four grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire.
JULIETTE KALANIKINI MENGLER LUCAS, 83, of Honolulu, died May 20, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired Hawaiiana Hotel executive housekeeper. Survived by sons, August Jr. and Eugene "Gino"; daughters, June, Angela "Angie" Villarin, Juliette Watanabe and O Makalapua "Oma"; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Hoaliku Drake, Henrietta "Kaalo" Stern and Agnes Cope. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
KAY KIMIYO MATSUMOTO, 80, of Honolulu, died May 25, 2002. An order desk clerk retired from Eagle Distributors. Survived by son, Gordon; daughters, Aileen Yamada and Corliss Matsumoto; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Gladys Tanita, Fumie Murayama, Betty Hirose and Dorothy Kunioka. Service 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
SUMIE MISHIMA, 86, of 'Aiea, died May 19, 2002. Born in Waiakea, Hawai'i. A member of Aiea Hongwanji. Survived by sons, Alan and Myles; daughters, Florence Hopps and Lily Apo; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Kiyoshi Miyahara. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
MAYBELLE KALANIWAHINE MOOKINI, 64, of Waikoloa, Hawai'i. A homemaker and member of Soka Gakkai International. Survived by sons, William, Joseph, Brian and Leslie "Les"; daughter, Pohaikalani Kirkland; brother, Chadwick "Wicky" Huihui; sisters, Moana Yee, Leiola Huihui and Honu Huihui; five grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Soka Gakkai International; service 7 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Memorial Mortuary.
JOSE "JOE" NISTAL, 75, of Wahiawa, died May 25, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired civil service supervisor also retired from the U.S. Army. Survived by sons, Jose III, Jeffery and Jerome Nistal, Jerel Reyes, Vernon Carson, Paul Villiarimo, Joseph Nistal, James Villiarimo, Thomas Nistal, Ricky and Philip Reyes; daughters, Rita Sanchez, Roseline Halai, Pauline Heath, Clarice Garcia, Gilda Torres, Teresa Reyes and Kathy Reyes; sister, Seding Paglinoan; 57 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 11:45 a.m.; committal service 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire.
MIRIAM KALEI "KELE ELEI BABYCAKES" PUAOI, 42, of Moloka'i, died June 2, 2002. Raised in Waimanalo. A chef at Sheraton Moloka'i. Survived by father, John Sr.; mother, Loraine; brothers, John Jr. and Chris; sisters, Roxanne "Fat" Hanawahine and Elizabeth "Juju" "Pua"; companion, Paul Auna. Visitation also 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at St. George's Church, Waimanalo. Visitation also 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Sophia's Catholic Church, Kaunakakai, Moloka'i'; burial 3 p.m. at Ho'olehua Cemetery, Moloka'i. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
HADEN EARL ROGERS, 83, of Las Vegas, Nev., died May 15, 2002. Employed with Pan American World Airways and later for the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller. Survived by wife, Esther; sons, Michael and Daniel; daughter, Deborah; six grandsons; two granddaughters. Service to be held late summer at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
RUFINO LAPITAN SAPLAN, 68, of Na'alehu, Hawai'i, died May 28, 2002. Born in Ka'u, Hawai'i. A seed cutter and mill oiler retired from the former Ka'u Agribusiness. Survived by wife, Melania; sons, Recto, Danilo, Wilson and Dante; daughters, Shirley Sorensen and Lily Tabbada; brother, Manuel Saplan; sister, Natividad Lodivero; 13 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. Visitation overnight from 6 p.m. Friday at the family residence, 32 Ohai Road, Na'alehu. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at the residence; burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
WESLEY LOUIS SCHLITZKUS, 67, of Wai'anae, died May 23, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Raynell; sons, Wesley Jr. and Clayton; daughter, Donna Rios; sisters, Clara Wade, Ruby Barker and Betty Furtado; brothers, Robert Schlitzkus, Ernest Kawaiaea and Alfred Costa; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Committal service 1 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Scattering of ashes 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Poka'i Bay Beach Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
EDITH SMITH, 80, of 'Ewa Beach, died June 3, 2002. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Lolita Rohr and Diane Gomes; son, Francis Gonsalves; brothers, George, Robert and Benjamin Torres; sister, Diane Rodriguez; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 2:15 p.m.; burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
MARIUS XENO PPHON STAVERS, 87, of Honolulu, formerly of Greece, has died. A electrical engineer. Survived by wife, Ellen; daughter, Judy Davidson; hanai daughter, TP Ingersoll; sister, Hrisa Coukos. Visitation 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.
CIRIACO "COY" SUAN, 69, of Hale'iwa, died May 31, 2002. Born in Helemano. A U.S. Army veteran who supervised Roads and Pavement at Schofield Barracks Hawaii. Survived by wife, Hattie; sons, Wes, Dereck, Garrick, Kevin, Terrence and Eldon; daughter, Lovelyn "Lehua" Gilkey; brother, Apolenario; sisters, Julie Macadangdang, Josephine Grace, Marion Cui and MaryAnn Tozon; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at Lili'uokalani Protestant Church; service 5 p.m. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
SEIFUKU PAUL TABA, 88, of Kapolei, died May 25, 2002. Born in Waipahu. A member of the First Chinese Church of Christ. Survived by wife, Ching Ying; daughter, Joyce Skora; stepdaughters, Margaret Long and Nina Koepcke; brothers, Seisaburo, Seishin and Seiko; sisters, Shizue Matsumoto, Fusae Takara and Teruko Chinen; two granddaughters. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
NANCY KAMEKO TAMASHIRO, 85, of 'Aiea, died May 25, 2002. Born in 'Ewa. A retired food service specialist. Survived by daughters, Marsha Asato and Brenda Lancaster; four grandchildren; brothers, Yasukichi and Francis Oshiro; sisters, Olga Oshiro, Toshiko Tome, Karen Miyasato and Barbara Iha. Visitation after 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 4:30 p.m. No flowers. Aloha or casual attire.
MASAO TENNO, 76, of Honolulu, died April 7, 2002. Born on Moloka'i. Retired former owner of Central Auto Body Service. Survived by sisters, Ayako and Yoshiko; sons, Allan, Milton and Raymond; daughters, Dorene Mason, Raelene and Jeanne Tenno; nine grandchildren. Service 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
CHESTER WHITCOMB, 79, of Kalaheo, Kaua'i, died June 1, 2002. Born in Sommerville, Mass. Retired from U.S. Coast Guard and civil service. Survived by wife, Anne; son, Donald; daughter, Christine. Visitation 12:30 p.m Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery; service 1 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Isle Mortuary.
WALTER K. WONG, 77, of Honolulu, died May 27, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Doris; son, Darrell; daughters, Sandra Isokane and Brenda Kaneshiro; sister, Rose Kirk; brother, Samuel; five grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.