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SAU UNG LOO CHAN,, the first female lawyer of Asian ancestry in Hawai'i and an advocate for the underprivileged, died March 1. See story.
TRANQUILINO "LINO" AGRAAN AGPAOA, 82, of Honoka'a, Hawai'i, died March 4, 2002. Born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A former laborer for Hamakua Sugar Co. Survived by wife, Elvira; son, Phillip; daughters, Erlinda Pacquing and Lynell Agpaoa; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honoka'a, Mass 7 p.m.; all-night vigil at the family's Koniaka Place home from 9 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church, prayer service 10 a.m.; burial at Honoka'a Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
CLIFFORD AWANA, 87, of Honolulu, died March 7, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired from the Federal Aviation Administration. Survived by daughters, Eleanor Potts, April DeMello and Michelle Whitt; son, Wes; brother, James; sisters, Ivy Mau, Stella Menezes and Camilla Leu; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Memorial donations to the American Heart Association.
LEMUEL MELVIN BATTEN, 55, of Honolulu, died March 3, 2002. Born in Anchorage, Alaska. A 1965 graduate of Kalani High School and Navy petty officer second class. Survived by wife, Charletta "Hana"; son, Lemuel K.; daughter, Kaliko Herrod; mother, Evelyn Silva; sister, Marleta Lewis; four grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary, service 1 p.m.; cremation to follow. Inurnment 2 p.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire.
HELEN ALTHEA BRUCKMANN, 86, of Honolulu, died March 7, 2002. Born in Augusta, Maine. A member of Kilohana Methodist Church. Survived by daughters, Helen Slaughter and Kathleen Thomas; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Heath Jr. Visitation 9:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park Mortuary, service 10 a.m.; inurnment on a later date at Evergreen Memorial Park in Tucson, Ariz. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
QUON CHEE CHUN, 89, of Honolulu, died March 5, 2002. Born in Canton, China. Retired as an office manager for Morgan and Allen Co. Survived by wife, Gladys; son, Stephen; daughter, Linda Lee; two grandchildren. Visitation 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, service 4 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
SETSUO FUKUDA, 75, of Kurtistown, Hawai'i, died March 7, 2002. Born in Kurtistown. A retired cement mason. Survived by brother, Takeshi; sisters, Mabel Kosora, Hazel Estrella and Harriet Estrella. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m. today at Kurtistown Jodo Mission, service 2 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
EARL YASUTO HIRAKAWA, 40, of Pearl City, died March 7, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A security guard for Royal Guard Security. Survived by sons, Shane Hirakawa and Joshua Valdivia; parents, Paul and Jeanette Hirakawa; brothers, Ricky and Bruce; sister, Michelle McBrayer. Service 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
IRENE SPENCER HOWELL, 82, of Honolulu, died March 6, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired as a registrar and guidance administrator at Maryknoll High School. Survived by son, Kenyon Spencer; daughter, Faye Kim; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 7:15 p.m. tomorrow at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kane'ohe, Mass 7:30 p.m. No flowers. Donations to The Irene Spencer Howell Scholarship Fund, c/o Maryknoll School, 1526 Alexander St., Honolulu, HI 96822. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
SOON HAK KIM, 75, of Honolulu, died March 7, 2002. Survived by husband, Mal Jun; sons, Yong Chul and Yong Kwan; daughters, Jung Sook and Chung Hui Lee; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. service 11 a.m. No flowers.
PAULINE KAHANU HOLOMALIA KUPAU, 75, of Ke'anae, Maui, died March 7, 2002. Born in Kailua, Maui. A volunteer for 27 years with the Aloha Week festival. Survived by children, Pauline "Queenie" Sam Fong, Victoria "Nalei," Lowellynn Stineman and Terrieann Kupau; hanai son, Kim Kupau; hanai daughter, Sharol Lum; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Gertrude Aa; hanai sister, Helen Manoa; brother, Ernest Makalii. Visitation 5 p.m. tomorrow at Nakamura Mortuary, service 6 p.m. Aloha attire. O'ahu service at a later date at the Kaimuki Ward (Kahala) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
LILY TESHIMA MISHINA, 73, of Honolulu, died March 5, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A system analyst for the Department of Defense. Survived by husband, Ishio; son, Craig; daughter, Joan Tsuji. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
MARY "BUZZIE" KUNEWA SUE SIN PUAA MURRAY, 66, died March 3, 2002. A 1953 graduate of Kamehameha School for Girls; master's degree candidate at University of Hawai'i at Manoa; former Aloha Airlines flight attendant. Survived by son, Phillip Murray; two grand-daughters; sister, Paulette Moore; brother, Ensue Puaa. Celebration of life 1:30 p.m. next Sunday at Kamehameha Schools Chapel. No flowers. Aloha attire.
SENETIMA RAMIREZ, 63, of Pearl City, died March 5, 2002. Born in Swains Island, Tokelau. A product quality assurance inspector retired from Dole Cannery. Survived by husband, Rizal; son, Wallace Pedro; three grandchildren; brothers, Paul Pedro, Fred Su'a, Wallace Pedro, Aneti Pedro, Keneti Pedro and Ben Iosefa; sisters, Millie Tyrell, Siniva Lopez and Ruth Brown. Visitation 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Memorial Park mauka chapel, service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. Casual attire.
LAWRENCE WILLIAM SANTOS, 83, of Honolulu, died March 5, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired from HRT and MTL. Survived by wife, Blanche; daughters, Judie Lane and Diane Simmons; sisters, Lillian Soares and Margaret Ferreira; three grandchildren; two great-grandsons. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary, service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary, service 10 a.m.; entombment to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.
HOBARD "WES" SLEDGE, 63, of Honolulu, died March 4, 2002. Born in Sweetwater, Tenn. Survived by wife, May; sons, Wesley and Jonathan; daughter, Venus Moller; three granddaughters. No service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
TOKIHARU TAKENAKA, 77, of Honolulu, died Feb. 20, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired Dillingham Shipyard welder and machinist. Survived by son, Brooks; daughters, Blair Odo and Del Kono; five grandchildren; brother, Yoiko "Douglas" Takenaka; sister, Shizue Shimizu. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
RICHARD RYOICHI "CANDY" UYENO, 86, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died March 7, 2002. Born in Hilo. Retired as a traffic crew worker with the state Highways Division and salesman for the former Hawaii Candy Co. Survived by brothers, Albert and Keiso; sister, Nancy Nishimura. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo, service 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
KEIGO YAMASHITA, 80, of Honolulu, died March 4, 2002. Born in Tanami, Kushimoto, Japan. A retired senior vice president of Central Pacific Bank. Survived by daughter, Karen Yamamoto; a grandchild; brother, Keishiro. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
TSUGIO YANAGIDA, 70, of Pepe'ekeo, Hawai'i, died March 1, 2002. Born in Onomea, Hawai'i. A retired farm laborer. Survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.