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Services for CLAYTON WILLIAM BENHAM, 81, of Honolulu, who died April 29, 2002, were held yesterday. Born in Honolulu. Interscholastic League of Honolulu executive secretary. Survived by wife, Marian; daughter, Betsy Benham-del Fierro; son, Gerald Anderson; five grandchildren; brothers, Roy and Howard; sisters, Eula Sugarman and Eloise Pavich. Memorial donations to the Clayton Benham Scholarship Fund (checks payable to Interscholastic League of Honolulu), c/o Marian M. Benham, 1443 Ihiloa Loop, Honolulu, HI 96821.
HELEN TSUYOKO AH LOO, 83, of Pearl City, died April 18, 2002. Born in Hilo. Survived by husband, Arthur Sr.; sons, Alvin, Arthur Jr., Patrick, Warren, Samuel and Henry; daughters, Joy Medeiros, Faith Fernandez and Hope; 34 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Kuwahara. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel; service 10:30 a.m.; burial noon at Sunset Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
BERNICE SUEKIN CHANG, 85, of Honolulu, died April 23, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired landscape architect from Tongg Associates. Survived by brothers, Albert and Happy Chun; sisters, Louise Chun and Patsy Chun. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
WALTER JAMES GAYLORD SR., of Honolulu, died April 29, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Owner of W. Gaylord and Sons Moving Company. Survived by wife, Annette; sons, Walter Jr. and Stewart; daughter, Wannette; four grandchildren; brothers, Charles and Alan; sisters, Gertrude Zartman, Dorothy Shire, Lillian Henriques and Patsy Angelo. Visitation 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today at Star of the Sea Church. Visitation also 1 to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at the church; burial 4 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
MARY SHIRLEY GOIAS, 66, of Hanama'ulu, Kaua'i, died April 30. 2002. Born in Hanama'ulu, Kaua'i. A homemaker. Survived by son, Manuel; sisters, IIda Vidinha, Violet Newcomb, Margie Honor and Emily Furtado; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Lihu'e Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.
JOSEPH HOFFMAN SR., 57, of Wesley Chapel, Fla., died May 1, 2002. Born Born in Philadelphia, Pa. A restaurant cook who moved to Hawai'i in 2001. Survived by daughters, Larrieann Pagan, Triva Kepoo, Nancy Hoffman and Penny King; son, Joseph Jr.; mother Lydia; 12 grandchildren; sister, Nancy Snieppe. Service Monday at Oakside Cemetery in Florida with military honors. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hernando-Pasco Hospice.
TAMAE IMAOKA, 89, of Wai'anae, died April 21, 2002. Born in Kona, Hawai'i. Member of Hale'iwa Shingon Mission and Waipahu Hongwanji. Survived by sons, Leslie and G.T.; daughters, Marion Imaoka and Eunice Laybon; sister, Kiyono Kunitake; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
BETSY SAYO ITO, 81, of 'Aiea, died April 14, 2002. Born in Waipahu. A retired barber. Survived by sons, Kenneth and Calvin; daughters, Harriet Lai and Charlene Sano; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
EVELYN AYAKO KANESHIRO, 66, of Waipahu, died April 23, 2002. Born in Waialua. A member of Samoan-Tokelau Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survived by husband, Kenneth "Masa"; sons, Kenneth Jr. and Lincoln; daughters, Valerie Hamora and Cheryl Kaneshiro; brothers, Wilbert and Howard Eguchi, and August Schrader; sisters, Eleanor Stradling, Flora Hun, Jennie Jex and Frances "Lani" Perreira; six grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
FLORA FUSAKO KATAOKA, 82, of Wahiawa, died April 23, 2002. Born in Waialua. A member of Wahiawa Hongwanji. Survived by daughters, Janis Yamada and Susan Ishee; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Kiyoshi and Kazuo Okimura; sister, Doris Okimura. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
MILDRED REBEKA LAU, 81, of Ho-nolulu, died April 15, 2002. Born in Detroit, Mich. Survived by husband, Kenneth; sons, Laurence and Arnold; two grandsons. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
ELRON RAY KALANI MORRIS, 42, of Kane'ohe, died April 27, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A Navy Exchange stock clerk. Survived by parents, Daniel and Eleanor; brother, Darrin; sister, Marvis Rezentes; grandmother, Alma Phillips. Visitation 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann Church; Mass 11:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
CAROLE HATSUMI NAKAMURA, 76, of Honolulu, died April 29, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired manager of Waikiki Pearls Kyoya Company. Survived by daughter, Janet Gapol; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; mother, Mitsuye Nakamura; sister, Jane Haraguchi. Service 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
ELLEN YOSHIE NAKANO, 85, of Kapolei, died April 20, 2002. Born in Pearl City. Retired proprietor of Nakatani Drive-In. Survived by daughter, Judy; grandson, Kenneth; brothers, Roy and Robert Nakatani; sisters, Lillian Sato, Ethel Kunishige and Lorraine Sugihara. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
MARCELIA ALCOVER "VIOLET" NATIVIDAD, 64, of Honolulu, died April 5, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Patrick; daughters, Estralita Schnetzka, Melva Ricardo, Rebecca Cabanoc and Deborah Natividad; sisters, Dorothy Hadwin, Priscilla Egloria, Corazon Malauan, Beatrice Lastimosa, Natividad Demicillio and Elena Salvador; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation from 9:30 a.m. today at Bethesda Chapel; service 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
JUNE MASAKO OKABE, 75, of Kalaheo, Kaua'i, died April 28, 2002. Born in Koloa, Kaua'i. Member of Koloa Hongwanji. Survived by son, Randall; daughter, Linda Cody and Charlene; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
RITA TRINIDAD PILIEN PADUA, 89, of Honolulu, died April 16, 2002. Born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A retired housekeeper for Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Survived by sisters, Maura Peredo and Josefina Pabo. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. next Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.
VICTORIA RIOS, 93, of Kalihi, died May 1, 2002. Born in Koloa, Kaua'i. Survived by son, James Ortiz; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; sisters, Rosenda Santiago and Alice Dukes; caregiver and niece, Priscilla Helenihi. Visitation 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
MILDRED KIKUYE SHIMABUKU, 77, died April 23, 2002 and her husband, KAMEKICHI SHIMABUKU, 79, died April 28, 2002. They are survived by daughters, Kathleen Shimabuku and Linda Tamashiro; three grandchildren. She also is survived by brothers, Ichiro Tamashiro and Thomas Tamashiro; sister, Alice Ige. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. No flowers. Casual attire. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.
WALTER HISAO SUNAHARA, 57, of Waimea, Hawai'i, died April 28, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A customer service representative for United Airlines. Survived by wife, Alysandra; son, Lance; daughter, Melody; a grandson; mother, Amy; brother, Thomas. Service 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kamuela Hongwanji. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
SEUPEPE TALILI, 83, of 'Oma'o, Kaua'i, died May 1, 2002. Born in Vailoatai, American Samoa. A homemaker. Survived by son, Lauama "Tise"; hanai daughters, Florine Skelton and Lina Prendergast; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation noon Wednesday at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Lawa'i Valley; service 1 p.m.; burial to follow at Lihu'e Public Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.
AILEEN MAPUANA TOM, 61, of Honolulu, died April 29, 2002. Born in Lahaina, Maui. A graduate of Roosevelt High School class of 1958. Survived by husband, Eugene "Gino"; sons, Keola, Jesse, Derek, Issac, Boyd, Kapala Novikoff and Mike Luis; daughter, Euleen Bell; mother, Leinaala Haili; brothers, Lionel, John, Danny and Rodney; two grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; inurnment 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.