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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 5, 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.

A memorial service for CHARLENE BANTILAN-GFELLER, 44, of Ku'au, Maui, who died May 19, 1995, will be held 4 p.m. May 19 at Keawala'i Congregational Church, Makena, Maui. Lei(s) welcome. No floral arrangements. Aloha attire. Reception to follow on church grounds. RSVP to Bill Gfeller, P.O. Box 790757, Pa'ia, HI 96779. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

JOSE MARIA CACHUELA JR., 61, of Carlsbad, Calif., died April 30, 2002. Born in San Diego, Calif. A retired U.S. Air Force colonel and member of the Screen Actors Guild. Survived by wife, Cynthia; father, Jose; stepmother, Aurora; son, Michael; daughters, Alicia Cachuela and Wendy Ransom; brothers, Lawrence and Rudy; two grandsons. Mainland service.

KWANG HEE CHOI, 78, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 3, 2002. Born in Korea. A member of Hilo Korean Christian Church. Survived by son, Byung Soo; daughters, Peggy Heggland and Sun Yee Choi; seven grandchildren. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

WILLIAM HARRY CUMMINGS, 64, of High River, Alberta, Canada, died May 4, 2002. Born in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Spent his life working at sea. Survived by son, Van Noel; daughter, Cara Potter; former wife, Aretta Besuille; a granddaughter. Service and burial held in High River.

GEORGE REYES DACOSCOS, 73, of California and Kona, Hawai'i, died April 26, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired salesman. Survived by wife, Jeanette; son, Keoki; sisters, Angeline Agor, Arleen Roylo, Chris Sizelove and Marylyn Yangson; brothers, Phillip, Al, Ben, Art, Ron and Nash. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, Kailua, Kona. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

JULIA Q. DEVELA, 75, of Pearl City, died April 28, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Sal Devela Jr.; daughter, Julia Ann Heittman; son, Sal Q.; two grandchildren; brother, Johnny Quizon. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Committal service 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

THE REV. ZENKAI KOKUZO, 93, of Toyotomi-Cho, Hokkaido, Japan, died March 23, 2002. Born in Japan. Former Hilo Taishoji Soto Mission resident minister, first principal of Olaa Japanese School and former teacher at Hilo Independent School. Survived by wife, Yoshino; sons, The Rev. Roy "Ryosho" and The Rev. Ryosen "Yoshinobu"; daughter, Hiroko "Elaine" Nagao; brother, Yoshimatsu; sister, Aki Mori; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hilo Taishoji Soto Mission.

ZANEY ANN KALEIALOHALANI KALAMA-BAKER, 7, of Hana, died April 29, 2002. A second-grader at Hana High and Elementary School. Survived by parents, Daniel Jr. and Nicole; sisters, Amber Kalama and Tawney Mae; brothers, Travis and Daniel; grandparents, Daniel Sr. and Kimberly Baker, Helene Baker and Ben Jr. and Ulu Helekahi; great-grandparents, Leslie Medeiros Sr. and John and Lily Kalama. Celebration of life with visitation from 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Church, Hana; Mass 11 a.m.; burial to follow at St. Peter's Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary and Williams Funeral Service.

BETTY CHUN LEE, 75, of Wahiawa, died April 17, 2002. Survived by son, Michael; daughter, Debra Kotake; four grandsons. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

WILLIAM NARAIN LEE, 72, of Honolulu, died April 27, 2002. Born in Ho-nolulu. An electronic specialist retired from Marine Corps Base Hawai'i, Kaneohe Bay. Survived by wife, evelyn; son, Ronald; daughters, Cynthia Nagasako and Catherine Blickos; brother, Raymond Chun; sisters, Bette Dee Mock and Irene Mau; four grandchildren. Visitation from 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 4:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

EMELIA GADIANO LIGAYA, 91, of Waipahu, died April 19, 2002. Born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A member of Jehovah's Witnesses of 'Ewa Iloko Congregation. Survived by sons, Esteban Gadiano, Claudio Badiano, Benjamin Gadiano, Alfredo Gadiano, Leonardo Gadiano and Angelito Gadiano; daughters, Aurelia Fidel, Milagros Domenden, Segundina Tucay and Adelina Ramos; brother, Agustin Daproza; 50 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Friday at the mortuary; service 9:15 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.

FRANKLIN "PAPA LOO" TING FAI LOO, 68, of Torrance, Calif., died March 30, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Enjoyed successive careers with Bank of America and United Airlines. Survived by wife, Karen; daughter, Jennifer Smith; son, Jay Taylor; sisters, Florence Baptist and Evelyn Lee; six grandchildren. Service and burial held in Bear River City, Utah.

ABEL ANDRADE MATTOS JR., 70, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died April 30, 2002. Born in Hilo. An equipment operator retired from Hawai'i County Department of Parks and Recreation. Survived by wife, Maile; sons, John Lewis, and Damian, Kevin and Nathan Mattos, and Michael Taylor; daughters, Bernadette "Bernie" Gillis, Joan Souza, Mary Lou Benevides and Kathleen Mendoza; brothers, Sebastian and Albert; sisters, Vera Rushlow, Eleanor Finch, Gladys Potter, Lillian Taylor and Theresa Baumgarner; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo; Mass 12:15 p.m.; burial at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

YOSHIKO MIKAMI, 94, of Waipahu, died April 28, 2002. Born in Waipahu. Retired from Hamada Okazuya and a member of Waipahu Hongwanji. Survived by sons, Gilbert and Russell; daughters, June Kubo, Hilda Kunishige, Evelyn Harakuni and Rose Tokioka; brother, Ronald Saiki; sisters, Tsutayo Emomoto, Ellen Takiguchi, Ann Miyaji and Vivian Koizumi; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

CAROLE HATSUMI NAKAMURA, 76, of Honolulu, died April 29, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Manager retired from Waikiki Pearls Kyoya Company. Survived by sons, Malcolm and Francis; daughter, Janet Gapol; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; mother, Mitsuye Nakamura; sister, Jane Haraguchi. Service 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

THOMAS YUKIO NAKAMURA, 82, of Honolulu, died April 22, 2002. Born in Kihe'i, Maui. A retired carpenter. Survived by wife, Patsy; daughters, Doreen Azevedo, Althea Oshiro and Nadine Nakamura; brothers, Dennis, James and Roy; sisters, Lillian Nishizawa, Edith Nakamura and Kay Imamura; four grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

KIKUJI "WIMPY" OMURA, 78, of Pa'ia, Maui, died May 3, 2002. Born in Pa'ia. A major retired from the Maui Police Department. Survived by wife, Blossom; son, Jon; daughter, Diane; sister, Lorraine Sasaki; two grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

AILEEN KAM HAR OSAKI, 65, of Honolulu, died March 31, 2002. Born in Wailuku, Maui. A retired state legislative analyst. Survived by husband, Masao; son, Eric; daughter, Gwynne; brother, Herman Aizawa Jr.; sisters, Eloise Hiu and Mary Ann Rohrbough. Service 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

VICTORIA RIOS, 93, of Kalihi, died May 1, 2002. Born in Koloa, Kaua'i. Wife of the late Frank Rios. 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.

LOUIS PARUGINOG, 76, died Feb. 21, 2001. Born in Kekaha, Kaua'i. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Survived by wife, Emily; daughter, Charlene Goebel; son, Paul; sisters, Carmela Lee, Alvina Mabaso and Grace Gusman; brothers, Victor and Martin; four grandchildren. Service held. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego.

DOLORES HENRIETTA PIHI, 68, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, formerly of Na'alehu, Hawai'i, died May 1, 2002. Born in Pahala, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Mel Silva, Jeffery Pihi, Robert Pihi and Joseph Pihi; hanai daughter, Carla Castillo; brothers, Albert Silva, Bernard Silva, Donald Silva and Lionel Silva; sister, Loretta Lorenzo; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Na'alehu; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

BONIFACIO "PACIO" RAMA RAYNO, 87, of Wai'anae, died April 24, 2002. Born in Escalante, Negros Occidental, Philippines. Survived by adopted son, Allan Medalla; adopted daughter, Baby Mary Luz Makinano; brother-in-law, Teodorico Pardillo; sisters-in-law, Brigida Sanchez and Blaza Talens; eight grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church, Wai'anae; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

JOSEPH KIONG KIT TOM, 86, of Honolulu, died April 16, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Josephine; sons, Wendell and Vernon; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Annie Kwock Lam and Lily Liu; brother, Chester Tom. Private service held. Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Children. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

GREGORY JAMES VAINOWSKI, 64, of Kihe'i, died April 27, 2002. Born in Chicago, Ill. A self-employed construction consultant and mechanical engineer. Survived by wife, Helga; sons, James, William and Gerald; daughter, Linda Marguardt; sister, Diane Gorski; nine grandchildren. Service 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

TOKUYOSHI YOSHIZAWA, 77, of Pepe'ekeo, Hawai'i,died April 30, 2002. Born in Pepe'ekeo. Retired proprietor of Yoshizawa Liquor Store in Pepe'ekeo. Survived by wife, Satsue; sons, Glenn and Gary; sisters, Shizuyo Uwono, Mildred Kaneshiro and Chiyono Fuse. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

KINO YUDA, 100, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died April 27, 2002. Born in Kushi, Kagoshima Ken, Japan. A homemaker and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Survived by sons, Kwanichi, Shimei and George; daughters, Tei Zane, Setsuyo Tanabe and Kazuyo Murashige; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Friday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin; service 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.