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WILLIAM CHRISTIAN KEA SR., a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. and GTE Hawaiian Tel executive, died Nov. 6 at his Honolulu home. Kea, who was known as "Uncle Billy," was 96. See story.
JOANNA ULULANI ADKINS, 62, of Honolulu, died Nov. 12, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by companion, Richard Savitz; daughters, Bernadine Lino, Mary Jane Morrison and Regina Barino; sons, Richard Adkins, Alex Callia, Little Richard Adkins and John Savitz; brother, Herman Lino; sisters, Lorraine Luis and Evelyn Brown; 24 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa Catholic Church; Mass 7 p.m. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
CLAYTON SAMUEL BURKE SR., 63, of Hau'ula, died Nov. 12, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Clayton Jr. and Chanson Burke, Dominic Kaanaana and Tevete Sauni; daughters, Pua'ala Silva, Francine Fernandez, Shariee Burke and Jorie Patalinghog; hanai son, Erickson Fely; hanai daughters, Julene Kawaauhau and Drena Kaanaana; brother, Lambert; sisters, Rowena Tarpley and Parmalee Villanida; 33 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hau'ula Mauka Chapel; service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary.
ROSALINA RAMONES BUTAC, 85, of Honolulu, died Nov. 6, 2002. Born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A janitress retired from Consolidated Services Inc. Survived by daughters, Glory Rivera, Clemencia Tumamao and Esmeralda Remular; sister, Jovita Palado; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; service 1 p.m.; burial at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.
THOMAS KING CHO, 87, of Wai'anae, died Nov. 9, 2002. Born in Wahiawa. A painter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard also retired from Honolulu Painting Company. Survived by wife, Mary; daughters, Barbara Kaaa and Sylvia Rios; sister, Mae Vause; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service noon; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
ANDREW SABADO ESTACION, 94, of Honolulu, died Nov. 2, 2002. An equipment operator retired from the construction industry. Survived by sons, Edward, Robert, Melvin and Andrew; daughters, Elaine Morrison and Syvia; stepdaughters, Patricia Xifo and Virginia Kojima; 24 grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Eduardo. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
HELEN IWAE FALLAU, 83, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Nov. 13, 2002. Born in Makawao, Maui. A homemaker and member of the Aupuni O Hawai'i. Survived by son, Herbert Sweeney; daughter, Barbara Kela; stepdaughter, Yvonne McCulloch; brother, Albert Sato; a grandson; four great-grandchildren. Memorial gathering 11 a.m. Wednesday at Puhi Bay, Keaukaha. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
SHIZUNO GHESQUIER, 82, of 'Aiea, died Nov. 4, 2002. Born in Karafuto, Japan. A homemaker. Survived by son, Ernest Tonaki; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
WALLACE RALPH GILROY, 91, of Makena, Maui, has died. Born in Grafton, N.D. A retired businessman who helped to establish Hospice on Maui; also on the board of Kalima, and a counselor for the Small Business Administration. Survived by daughter, Lynne; son, Ross; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
SWEETHEART KEALAULA HARRIS, 65, of Mililani, died Nov. 9, 2002. Born in Keaukaha, Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired housekeeping supervisor for the USS Bowfin. Survived by brother, Michael Kalua; stepsister, Esther Watson; daughters, Sweetheart Salsedo, Dimples Harris, Margie Carvalho, Danette Harris and Marcella Harris; sons, Gary and Bobby; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.
DONALD SHOJI HINO, 64, of Honolulu, died Oct. 18, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired stock clerk for Happy Town Company. Survived by brother, Stanley; sisters, Violet Takahashi and Mary Ann Berry. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
RALPH TAKESHI KANEMORI, 91, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Nov. 10, 2002. Born in Volcano, Hawai'i. A retired proprietor and photographer for the former Modern Camera Center. Survived by son, Dennis; daughter, Vivian Andres; brother, Edward; sister, Yoshiko Kadota; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
LAYTON KEPA MICHAEL KNAPPENBERGER, 29, of Kailua, died Nov. 12, 2002. Born in Honolulu. An electrician and welder, and 1992 Kalaheo High School graduate who was captain of the football team and varsity football 1991-'92 MVP. Survived by parents, Leroy and Carol; brothers, Lloyd and Leleo; fiancee, Melanie Kaina; grandmother, Mildred Souza. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Aloha attire.
RANDALL "RANDY" H. LEE, 54, of Honolulu, died Nov. 11, 2002. He was the president of Chock's TV & Appliance. Survived by wife, Mi Wha; son, Matthew; daughter, Sara Ann; father, William; mother, Mildred; sister, Sue Ann. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow. Casual attire.
CHARLES "CHUCKY" KALALAHILIMOKU NELSON, 42, of Honolulu, died Nov. 10, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by parents, Larry Jr. and Lorraine Luis; daughters, Chanel and Saraiah; stepson, Desmond Morales; wife, Billie Jo; sister, Juanita; brothers, Ricky Nelson, Lionel Luis, Herman "Sonny Boy" Lino and Larry Luis III. Visitation 6 p.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa; service 7 p.m. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
CHUNG FONG NING, 91, of Honolulu, died Nov. 6, 2002. Born in Fuzhou, China. A chemical engineer retired from Punjab Vegetable Ghee Mill in Lahore, Pakistan, and from the University of Rochester. Survived by sons, Robert and Samuel; daughters, Pauline Ning-Brody and Cynthia Ning; five grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
LARRY TAMOTSU NISHIZAWA, 76, of Honolulu, died Nov. 8, 2002. An auto mechanic retired from the former Grayline Hawaii. Survived by wife, Ruth; daughter, Jan; brother, Elmer; sisters, Florence Nishizawa, Harriet Kawakami, Myra Reyes and Shirley Nishizawa. Private service held. Memorial donations to a favorite charity. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
MARY MICHIKO RACE, 78, of Honolulu, died Nov. 11, 2002. Born in Ho-nolulu. A retired artist. Survived by husband, Louis Jr.; sons, Kevin, Kurt, Mark and Jon Tachibana; five grandchildren; sister, Joyce Najita. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
TATSUMI SHISHIDO, 102, of Honolulu, died Nov. 10, 2002. Born in Fukushima, Japan. A woodcrafter retired from Shishido Koa Shop. Survived by son, George; daughters, Margaret Kurihara, Shizue Muranaka, Vivian Horie, Sally Takakawa, BettyAnn Nagamine, Sadie Silva and Lucille Ige; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchhildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Isamu Shishido. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
MANUEL RODRIGUES TEXEIRA JR., 77, of 'Aiea, died Nov. 11, 2002. Retired from Oahu Plumbing & Sheet Metal. Survived by wife, Lola Mae; son, Manuel R. III; daughters, Mandy Texeira, Manette Kokubun and Manice Zike; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; brothers, John and William. Visitation 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church; Mass 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
ALICE THOMPSON, 77, of Kihe'i, Maui, died Nov. 10, 2002. Born in Hanama'ulu, Kaua'i. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Frank, Arvid and Robert Kovacic; daughter, Puanani Warnke; brothers, John, Robert and Martin Rego; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 1 p.m.; burial to follow at Maui Veterans Cemetery.
BRYANT THORNHILL, 77, formerly of Honolulu, died Oct. 8, 2002. Well known in the interior design business, formerly with C.S. Wo and proprietor of Bryant Thornhill and Associates. Survived by wife, Deanna; son, Lee; daughter, Lynn Brohman; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Service 4 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary-By-The-Sea Lutheran Church.
BARBARA TROETER, 62, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Nov. 8, 2002. Survived by sons, Rody and David; daughter, Linda Ortega. Service pending. Arrangements by Kehl's Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel & Crematory of Anchorage.
SARAH J. VALENTE, 58, of Temecula, Calif., died Nov. 4, 2002. Born in Shreveport, La. She taught English at Wai'anae High School for 26 years. Survived by husband, Edward; daughter, Jessica Machado. Service 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.
AUGUST "SONNY" WILSON, 87, of Kailua, died Nov. 11, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A shipfitter retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Survived by wife, Annie; son, Daryl; daughters, Shirlene Estacion and Michele Lorenz; sister, Lydia Mahar; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire.
JOHN MICHAEL ZILKA, 52, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Nov. 1, 2002. Born in Wheeling, W.Va. A landscaper. Survived by daughters, Mistyanna and Patricia; brother, Joseph; sisters, Rose Mary Zioka and JoAnne Pittman. Service at a later date. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.