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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, May 24, 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.

MAXINE HUGHES, 85, a Big Island radio and newspaper figure for nearly a half-century, died Wednesday at her son's home in Waimea where she was recovering from an illness. Hughes is survived by daughter, Margaret Woods of Colorado, sons, Jack Jr., a schoolteacher and former Hilo radio personality now living in Washington state, and banking executive Harold Hughes of West Hawai'i; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were pending yesterday at Borthwick Hawaii Mortuary in Hilo.

HERBERT KALAWAIA AH NEE JR., 59, died may 8, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by children, Herbert III, Adrian, Doug, Dwayne and Jaime; sisters, Lorraine Phillip and Gwen Martin; 11 grandchildren. Ashes to be scattered at sea. Celebration of life pending. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

DAVID SIMEON SANTA ANA, 37, of 'Eleele, Kaua'i, died May 21, 2002. Born in Hawai'i. A meat cutter for Big Save, Inc. Survived by wife, Phyllis; children, Kayla and Brianne; brother, Sims; mother, Teri Ah Sam; step father, Patrick Ah Sam. Rosary 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Hearts Church, 'Ele'ele; service 11 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.

JIRO ARAKAKI, 80, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 12, 2002. Born in Hakalau, Hawai'i. Retired state microbiologist. Survived by wife, Lorraine; sister, Janet Taba. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

GEORGE S.P. AWANA JR., 68, of Honolulu, died May 19, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired security guard. Survived by wife, Velma; sons, Richard and Ryan Kamali; daughters, Christine Kamali-Hill, Mary-Linda Spivey and Diane Meech; 16 grandchildren; sister, Toni Hiro. Visitation 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

THELMA GRAY DAVIS, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Honolulu, died April 7, 2002. Survived by Elizabeth and Donald McKenzie; stepdaughters, Sara Jane Gray and Patricia Blakiston. Donations to the "Thelma Gray Davis Memorial Fund," English Speaking Union-Seattle Branch, 4603 University Village Place NE, No. 308, Seattle WA 98105 or the Ryther Child Center, "Charter United Endowment Fund," 2400 NE 95th St., Seattle WA 98115.

JAMES "JAMIE" THOMAS HAMMER, 37, of Kahalu'u, died May 19, 2002. Born in Redford Township, Mich. A former landscape engineer at Hilton Hawaiian Village and Greg Boyer-Hawaiian Landscapes. Survived by wife, Patricia "Patty"; son, Jahn; daughters, Puanani and Jamiee Jo; father, Jack; brother, Tim; sisters, Nancy Boyer and Mary Jo Halleck. Celebration of life service 10 a.m. tomorrow at Kualoa Beach Park, second parking area, on the left side. Scattering of ashes to follow. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.

MASUNO KATO, 88, of Kane'ohe, died May 15, 2002. Born in Waimea, Kaua'i. A retired laundry presser for Spud's Laundry. Survived by sons, Chester, Stanley and Melvin; daughters, Joyce Sato and Violet Tokumura; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

TOMOKO FURUTA KAWAMOTO, 96, of Wahiawa, died May 18, 2002. Born in Hiroshima, Japan. A homemaker and member of Wahiawa Hongwanji. Survived by sons, Tokumi and Haruo; daughters, Mildred Yoshida and Katherine Higa; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

CHI KEUNG LEE, 72, of Honolulu, died May 12, 2002. Born in China. Survived by sister, Shuet Fong Lee, Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

GREGANN MARDIKIAN, 39, of Kalaoa, Kona, Hawai'i, died May 19, 2002. Born in Delano, Calif. A homemaker. Survived by husband, James Dunlevy; parents, Gregory and Ann Mardikian; brother, Archie; sister, Dana Brazil. Graveside service 10 a.m. today at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Kona.

MEMORY "DOLLY" MILARE, 53, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 10, 2002. Born in Pahala, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Ursula Milare-Sambrana, Nanette and Vanessa; two grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. to noon next Friday at the mortuary; service noon; burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

HARUJIRO NOSE, 86, of 'Aiea, died May 15, 2002. Born in He'eia, Hawai'i. A retired boiler operator at 'Aiea C.H. Sugar Refinery. Survived by wife, Sueko; son, Edwin; daughter, Susan Shishido; sister, Ethel Lopez; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

MUAALII "MILO" TAAMILO, 53, of Honolulu, died May 15, 2002. A truck driver with Rocky Road Products Inc. Survived by wife, Papaloloa; son, Taamilo; daughters, Fiailoa and Lynn; brothers, Sapule Taamilo, Taualai Tago, Maave Maave, Taugaifala and Asosatoetu Puletapuai; sisters, Soolepu Moi, Fiailoa Moevao, Pouiva Sagapolutele and Eseta Auelua. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 9 a.m.Tuesday at Windward Samoan Congregation Christian Church, Waimanalo; service 9 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

JACOB TZUR, 65, of Miami Beach, Fla., a former resident of Honolulu and Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died May 18, 2002. Born in Israel. A contractor and developer. Survived by wife, Cassie; sons, Ronny and Yoav; daughters, Naomi and Elana; sister, Malka Shuval; three grandchildren. Service held in Florida. Buried in Jerusalem.

RUTH RUSS WILKINSON, 87, of Kahalu'u, died May 15, 2002. Born in Groveton, N.H. A retired library worker and office assistant at Atlas Sales Inc. of Honolulu. Survived by son, M. James; daughters, Beth Cutting and Diane Remington; granddaughters, Pamela, Hilary Wilkinson-Grant and Sarah Mills; great-grandson, Theodore Wilkinson-Grant. Private service held. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

OKA YAMADA, 100, of Kane'ohe, died May 8, 2002. Born in Yamaguchi, Japan. Survived by sons, Masaru, Francis and Kenneth; daughters, Patsy Kataoka, Jane Hirata and Jean Kihara; sisters, Umeno Onishi and Shizue Oishi; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.

RUSSELL GEORGE YAMASHIRO, 51, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died May 21, 2002. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. A state park caretaker. Survived by wife, Patricia; sons, Russell and Kyle; parents, Sueko Yoshishige and Take Yamashiro; brothers, Clayton, Jon Yoshishige and Russell Iida; sisters Renee and Stephanie Nago. Visitation 9 a.m. tomorrow at Kapa'a Missionary Church; service 10 a.m.; interment to follow at Kaua'i Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

GLENN HIROMU YANAGISAWA, 52, of Honolulu, died May 16, 2002. Born in Pa'auilo, Hawai'i. Survived by brothers, Richard and Ronald; nieces and nephews. Private service held. No monetary gifts. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

LLEWELLA NAUKANA ZABLAN, 76, of Ko'olua, Waipake, Kaua'i, died May 21, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired federal government personnel specialist. Survived by husband, Francis; son, Randy Rego; daughter, Renee Martin; sisters, Karen Gabeler and Benedyne Kim. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Honolulu Central Seventh Day Adventist Church; service 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hawai'i Blood Bank.

JONAH ALIKA ZANE, 19, of Hau'ula, died May 13, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A carpenter. Survived by mother, Gerturde "Ipo"; father, Jimmy; sisters, Jamie, Jesseca and Rose "Kalani" Potts; grandfathers, William "Willy" Takemoto and Jacob "Ah Vin" Zane; great-grandmother, Mary Lee. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hau'ula Congregational Church; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 12:15 p.m. at the church cemetery. Aloha attire.