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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, June 15, 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 K. AH LAN SR., 90, of Union City, Calif., formerly of Waimanalo, died May 19, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survived by children, Myrtle Rhodes, John Ah Lan Jr. and Doug Toto; grandchildren, Michele, Jay, Jadelyn, Aaron, Matthew, Darin and Nicole; 10 great-grandchildren. Service held in California. Burial at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park, Hayward, Calif.

MICHAEL TSUTOMU AKAMINE, 79, of Las Vegas, died June 6, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Survived by wife, Kay; son, Paul; stepson, Guy; grandson, Chad; brother, Harry; sister, Ruth Miller. Service held. Arrangements by Oahu Cemetery.

JOHN WILLIAM "BILL" AYALA, 74, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died June 8, 2002. Born in Papaikou, Hawai'i. A retired welding shop supervisor for the former Hilo Iron Works. Survived by son, Byron; daughter, Deneen Thompson; brother, James "Chu"; sisters, Caroline Belaski and Agnes Mercado; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m Thursday at Dodo Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire.

ELSIE YOSHIKO HARA, 79, of 'Aiea, died June 9, 2002. Born in Captain Cook, Kona, Hawai'i. Retired from Dole Pineapple Company. Survived by husband, Mitsuo "Brick"; sons, Alan and Calvin; daughters, Gail Sakuma and Karen Kihara; granddaughter; brothers, "Mike" Taketo and Kazuto Kawabata; sisters, Tsuyuko Yokogawa and Yumiko Yamamoto. Visitation 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 4 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

MARY MAXINE HEBRANK, 80, of Honolulu, died June 9, 2002. Born in Blackwell, Okla. A life master bridge player and active volunteer with Adult Friends for Youth. Survived by sons, William Samuel and Robert Samuel Jr.; daughters, Joyce McGarity and Janelle Honer; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; stepson,Jay; brother, Earl Duncan. Service 11 a.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge, Waikiki. Scattering of ashes at the beach fronting the lodge to follow. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

HERBERT YOUNG CHAN HO, 74, of Pearl City, died June 8, 2002. Born in Canton, China. A U.S. Air Force veteran. Survived by son, Lester; daughter, Letitia; brother, Young Tow. Memorial service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Committal service 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

NOBUKO IMADA, 74, of Kalaheo, Kaua'i, died June 9, 2002. Born in Kalaheo, Kaua'i. Labeler for the pineapple industry. Survived by husband, Takumi; son, Ricky; brother, Miyogo Sugahara; sisters, Doris Synder and Miyoshi Kyono; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.

MILDRED JOPLING, 75, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died June 10, 2002. Born in Paterson, N.J. Bookkeeper with Edison Community College, Fort Myers, Fla. Survived by husband, Homer; sons, Doug, Gary and Ken; six grandchildren; sister, Claire Cory. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.

JOHN SOUZA, 98, of Anderton Camp, Papa'ikou, Hawai'i, died June 9, 2002. Born on Maui. A retired pesticide truck operator for the former Onomea Sugar Company. Survived by sons, John, Stanley, Robert and Jerry; daughter, Violet Victorino; sister, Sophie Lee; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papa'ikou; Mass 10 a.m. Burial at Kalaoa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

SOLIDAD "MAMAC" "VALLEJOS" MARTORILLAS SPENCE, 78, of Tacoma, Wash., formerly of Wahiawa, died June 6, 2002. Born in Kunia, Hawai'i. Survived by children, Marlene Rapoza, Lillian "Scrub" Vallejos, Angie Glossa, Herbert Vallejos and Carmen Runyon; sister, Lorriane Pasco; brothers, Tony Glimane, Ubencio Glimane, Rudy Gaco and Joseph Gaco; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel; service 7 p.m. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

THOMAS TOSHIYUKI WATANABE, 77, of 'Aiea, died May 19, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired Japan Airlines ramp lead. Survived by wife, Grace; sons, Eric and Dean; three grandchildren; brother, Rowan; sister, Kiyo, Ethel Kusumoto, Helen Okumura, Frances Tamura and Leatrice Shinno. Service 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

FRANCES YOSHIO ZANE, 74, of Honolulu, died June 5, 2002. A sales clerk for Ace Hardware. Survived by son, Dexter; daughter, Darlene Walden; brothers, George Uechi and Albert Uechi; four grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m. to noon June 29 at Diamond Head Mortuary; service noon. Private burial to be held at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.