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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 26, 2002


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.

BERNARD KALUNAMAKAAINANA ADAMS SR., 82, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died March 18, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired from U.S. Navy and a Wackenhut Corp. security guard. Survived by wife, Narcissus; sons, Keith, Mark, Bernard Jr. and Henry Keahi; daughters, Berna May "Kalei," Abigail Meyers, Charlotte Kahele, Julianna Urie and Loxley "Babe" Hainrrik; sister, Agnes; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary, Honolulu; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.

ELIZABETH MAE BARTH, 85, died March 18, 2002. Survived by husband, Lawrence; son, Larry; grandson, Travis; sister, June Frost; brother, George Shearer. Memorial reception 1:30 p.m. April 7 at Hawaii Kai Retirement Center, Phase I. No services; body donated to University of Hawai'i medical school.

RICHARD KOON YAI CHING, 62, of 'Aiea, died March 20, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Former City Bank data-processing senior vice president. Survived by wife, Geraldine; sons, Bryant, Christian and Brandon; daughter, Richele Poston; brothers, Albert and Kenneth; seven grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu memorial Park Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.

GERALD ARTHUR DOLAN, 89, of Kane'ohe, died March 23, 2002. A retired accountant. Survived by wife, Mary; son, Douglas; daughter, Patricia Dicker; six grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

ALICE WALL FLOOD, 93, of Kailua, died March 18, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A teacher for several years at Dietz Commercial School. Founder of a craft guild at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Kailua. Survived by sons, David and Douglas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Ziegler. Memorial service 4:30 p.m. April 11 at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. Private burial at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Donations may be made to St.Christopher's Episcopal Church or one's favorite charity. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

WALTER MICHINORI IWASA, 82, of Wahiawa, died March 12, 2002. Born in 'Ola'a, Hawai'i. Owner of Iwasa Finance Co., Wahiawa; member of 100th Infantry Battalion and Varsity Victory Volunteers. Survived by wife, Michino "Michiko"; son, Russell; daughters, Marianne, Christine and Susan; brother, Wilfred; sister, Kiyoko Yoshida; six grandchildren. Private memorial service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary.

LILLIAN KUMUKALII KAMA, 72, of 'Ewa Beach, died March 6, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, James Sr.; sons, William, Rudolph and James Jr.; daughters, Patricia McCracken, Madelene, Visitacion and Pauline Kahue; six grandchildren; brother, James Nuhi. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

MABEL KAHALEIWI KEKAULA KEAWEEHU, 78, of Waimanalo, died March 11, 2002. Born in 'Ele'ele, Kaua'i. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Dayleen Yokooji, Elzedia Kaonohi and Thyzra-Ann Lindsey; brother, Thomas Kekaula; sisters, Cecilia Luis and Mary Kekaula; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo Ward; service 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.

DAE SUN MAH, 81, of Honolulu, died March 23, 2002. Born in Seoul, Korea. A retired Korean newspaper printer. Survived by wife, Sang Bok Lee; sons, Myong Chun, Chang Chun, Sang Chun and Yong Chun; daughters, Myong Ku Ka, Myong Kyong Cho and Sung Hee Lim; 15 grandchildren; brother, Dae Hoo; sister, Hee Yong Visitation 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 11 a,m,; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

WILL MOKIAO JR., 82, of Sharon, Pa., formerly of Ka'u, Hawai'i, died Oct. 30, 2000. Born in Waiohinu, Ka'u. Retired state employee, Ka'u, and Big Island ranch worker, and rodeo participant. Survived by daughter, Meuwaiola "Meulang," Wilma Kennedy, Dona, Shirley Jergler; former wife, Norma Leite; seven grandchildren; brother, Raymond; sister, Faith Kaaihue. Mainland memorial services held. Hilo visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawai'i Funeral Home, Hilo; memorial service 11 a.m.; inurnment 2:30 p.m. at Naalehu Cemetery. Casual attire.

ORVILLE "KINNY" KAM KIN MUN, of Honolulu, died March 11, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Evelyn "Evie"; son, Myles; daughters, Natalie Mun-Takata, Sheila Mun-Bryce and Tracy Lum; sisters, Marian Lum, Harriet Gee, Evelyn Mun, Jean Seu, Martha Chock and Anna Miller; 11 grandchildren. Memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday at Community of Christ Church. No flowers. Bright aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

LEONIDA DIANA PALAD, 82, of Wahiawa, died March 17, 2002. Born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by sons, Pedro Ramos and Robert Diana; daughters, Agrifina Smith and Rosalina Ramos; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; service noon; burial 12:30 p.m . at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

MELVIN "MR. P." PILILAAU, 66, of Wai'anae, died March 9, 2002. Born in Wai'anae. Longtime McCabe Hamilton and Renny, and Matson Navigation Co., longshoreman. Survived by wife, Maryellen; daughters, Donnashane, June, Dawn Fabrao, Julie, Doris Schlitzkus; three grandsons; three granddaughters; brothers, Edward and Robert; sisters, Agnes Kim and Mercy Garcia. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Aloha or casual attire.

GLORIA D. SANANTE, 74, of 'Ewa Beach, died March 17, 2002. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Tina Gante, Patricia Castro and Maryanne; brother, Salustiano Devela; sister, Vergie Devela; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service over the ashes 12:15 p.m.; inurnment to follow at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery.

ROBERT MASAKATSU "BOB" SHIMODA, 87, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died March 23, 2002. Born in Pahoa. Retired restaurant owner. Survived by son, Craig; daughters, Diane Shimoda-Peterson and Carol Shimoda-Bloom; brothers, Masanobu, Masaharu and Masami; sister, Kazuko Takehara; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Puna Hongwanji Mission; memorial service 2 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

DON BRIAN SIARIS, 42, of Waipahu, died March 21, 2002. Born in Hono-lulu. Survived by fiance, Bobbie Jules; son, Riley; daughters, Jasmine Rice, Leisha Siaris and Savannah Yanos-Siaris; grandchild; parents, William and Lillian; brothers, William, Philip, Michael, Jeffrey and Guy; sisters, Virginia Bernard, Donna Hite, Denise Swam and Hilda Sondia. Service 3 p.m. Saturday at Makua Beach Park; scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

TADAYOSHI "WALTER" TAMASAKA, 90, of Pa'ia, Maui, died March 21, 2002. Born in Hana, Maui. Retired proprietor of the Kuau Store. Survived by wife, Mitsuko; sons, Ralph, Leslie and Gordon; daughter, Gladys Himori; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

KIMIE "KAY" TOMA, 75, of Honolulu, died March 15, 2002. Born in Pahala, Hawai'i. A retired accounting clerk. Survived by brothers, Jerry and Paul; sisters, Yoshiko Toma and Pat Cargnoni. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

NOBUKO YAMAGAMI, 72, of Hono-lulu, died March 20, 2002. Born in Japan. A retired office clerk. Survived by daughter, Keiko Flores; grandchild; sister, Seiko Nohara. Private service. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

KAORU YONEZAWA, 85, of Honolulu, died March 24, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired Lewis and Cooke driver. Veteran of the 100th Infantry Battalion. Survived by wife, Sadako; sister-in-law, Yoriko; niece, Lois. Service 4 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.