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DOMINADOR MILAR ABAO, 57, of Waipahu, died Nov. 3, 3002. Born in Tulong, Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. Member of Urdanetanian Associates Club of Hawai'i. Survived by wife, Hermenegilda; sons, Dominador and Juneer; daughter, Leilanie Frazee; brothers, Domingo, Fred and Jose; sisters, Jovita Bonite, Adelina Diaz, Emilda Jacob and Lourdez Galsim; two granddaughters. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday; Mass 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire.
MASAMI ABE, 73, of Pearl City, died Nov. 17, 2002. Born in Kuiaha. Retired U.S. Army master sergeant. Survived by wife, Tsugie; brother, Teruo; sisters, Evelyn Yoshida, Yukiko Sato and Daisy Kitaoka. Private services held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
WARREN AKANA, 54, of Wai'anae, died Nov. 6, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Former night supervisor/truck driver at A.H. Hansen Sales. Survived by wife, Lydia "Lang"; son, Shawn; daughters, Stacie "Noe," Jennie and Jessie; stepfather, Daniel Punihaole; brothers, George Purdy, Clayton "Kaleo," Daniel Punihaole, William Francis Jr., Mervin, Newton and Dayle Pescaia; sisters, Pearl Gomes, Eva Kahoonei, Elizabeth Kama and Leilani Mahi; 14 grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake 7 p.m. Burial at Lana'i Veterans Cemetery to be held at a later date. Casual attire.
OLIMPIO "OLI" R. BALLESTEROS, 78, of Waipahu, died Nov. 10, 2002. Born in North Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired from Pflueger Company as a yard maintenance man. Survived by wife, Evelyn; sons, Celestino, Artemio and Amado; daughters, Imelda Diaz and Estrelita Ibarra; stepbrothers and stepsisters in the Philippines; 14 grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 11 to 11:30 a.m. Burial noon at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.
DOMINGO CABATUAN BOTARDO, SR., 82, of Kane'ohe, died Nov. 21, 2002 in Carryville, Tenn. Born in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines. He was a designer graduate, master tailor and was the Barong Tagalog Specialist. Founder and President of Bani Pangasinan Organization of Hawai'i, member of Filipino Chamber of Commerce, O'ahu Community Council and Filipino Civic Club and a volunteer for Aldersgate Methodist Church and Filipino Business Women Club. Survived by companion, Raquel Dizon; sons, Rudy Sr., Frank and Domingo, Jr.; daughters, Evangeline Maristela and Wilma Messer; brother, Candido; sister, Isabel Avelino; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Monday; service 10 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park.
NOEL PATRICK BRADY, 64, of Honolulu, died Nov. 19, 2002. Born in New York City. Retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, and professor, University of Hawai'i, College of Business Administration. Survived by daughter, Jill. Private service held. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
JANICE MOO HUNG CHUN, 63, of Honolulu, died Nov. 21, 2002. Partner in the plumbing firm Chun's Plumbing. Survived by husband, Eddie; sons, Lordric, Dervin and Derek; daughters, Vivia and Caranthia White; mother, Arlene Tam; brother, Randy Tam; sisters, Patricia, Carol and Kathy Tam. Visitation 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
VICTORIA LEILANI CLARKE, 84, of Waialua, died Nov. 21, 2002. Born in Kona, Hawai'i. A devout Jehovah's Witness. Survived by husband, Edward, Sr.; sons, Edward "Sonny" Jr., Richard, and Wayne; daughters, Victoria Nacario, Irene Clark, Catherine Sosusco, Stephanie, and Sonja Gilman; 23 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.
EUFEMIA MARCOS DELOS SANTOS, 88, of Honolulu, died Nov. 19, 2002. Born in the Philippines. Retired custodian for U.S. Postal Service. Survived by husband, Felipe; sons, Calixto and Benito, daughter, Lydia Garan; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church; Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
EDWIN NELSON FERDON, 89, of Tucson, Ariz., died Nov. 13, 2002. Born in St. Paul, Minn. An anthropologist, explorer, author, and pioneer of Pacific anthropology; archaeologist on the Thor Heyerdahl expedition to Easter Island and East Pacific; former associate director of the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, N.M.; former associate director of Arizona State Museum, Tucson; ethnologist emeritus, University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology; and author of a number of books on early, pre-missionary, and Polynesian cultures in Tahiti, Tonga, Marquesas Islands and Hawai'i, including the recently finished, "Contact and Change in Old Hawai'i: An Ethnohistoric Study." Survived by wife, Vearl; son, Richard; daughters, Derre and Julie; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Burial at East Lawn Cemetery, Tucson. Arrangements by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Tucson. Donations to Edwin N. Ferdon Scholarship Fund, c/o University of Arizona Foundation, 1111 N. Cherry Ave., Suite 312, Tucson, AZ 85721.
FAUSTINA GUILLERMO FRANCISCO, 91, of Kea'au, died Nov. 12, 2002. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survived by husband, Teodoro; son, Emiliano; daughters, Cenona Vallente, Feliciana Dela Cruz, Nancy Daquioag and Flordelina Calapit; brother, Federico Guillermo; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday; Mass 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Church cemetery. Casual attire.
YOSHIKO HAMADA, 88, of Waimea, died Nov. 22, 2002. Born in Kurtistown, Hawai'i. A homemaker and member of the St. James Episcopal Church, Waimea Senior Citizens and Waimea Civic Club. Survived by sons, Thomas, Roy and Hale; daughters, Dawn Pung and Jewel Carnett; sisters, Nancy Hiromasa, Evelyn Fujimoto and Colleen Nakata; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-great grandchild. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; service 2 p.m. Casual attire.
IRENE H. HAMASAKI, 81, of Kailua, died Nov. 22, 2002. A retired trimmer for Iolani Sports Wear. Survived by husband, Eishin; son, Wallace; brothers, Shoko and Ernest Tengan; sisters, Doris Tamanaha, Laura Tada and Emi Shimabukuro; three grandchildren. Visitation 4 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment 1 p.m. Monday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
LILLIAN TSUYUKO HIGA, 72, of Honolulu, died Nov. 15, 2002. Born in 'Ewa. Survived by husband, Tom; sons, Radford and Russell; daughter, Sandy; brothers, Willard, Melvin, Kenneth and Brian Hashimoto; seven grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Kukui/Nu'uanu Mortuary.
RICHARD CHEW SUN HONG, 74, of Honolulu, died Nov. 18, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Pearl Harbor, Shop #51. Survived by wife, Teresa; son, Reynold; daughter, Janice; brother, George. Visitation for Taoist services 9:30 to 1 a.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary; English service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
RICHARD "UNCLE DICKIE" KAUAHIKAUA, 80, of Waialua, died Nov. 13, 2002. Born in Waialua. Veteran of U.S. Army serving in World War II and retired after 36 years of service with the federal government. Survived by brother, Charles; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 8 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 10 a.m. Inurnment 10:45 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
JOHN F. MURPHY, 95, of Kane'ohe, died Nov. 6, 2002. Born in Worcester, Mass. Retired vice president/secretary of Castle & Cooke Inc., and past president of the Honolulu Symphony Society and member of the Board of Trustees of Palama Settlement and Board of Directors of Hale Kipa. Survived by wife, Marion; sons, Jack, Don, Rob and Neil; daughter-in-law, Joyce; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Donations may be made to Palama Settlement and Hale Kipa. Private services. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
VINCENT HAJIME OKAMOTO, infant, son of Michael and Jodie Okamoto, died Nov. 21, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by grandparents, Richard and Elaine Okamoto, Paul and Hiroko Takamiya. No services. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
ROBERTA KAWAIULANI "AUNTY BERTA" PAIA OKIMOTO, 63, of Everett, Wash., died Nov. 7, 2002. Born on Kaua'i. Formerly employed at the Ala Moana Hotel. Survived by son, Wendell; daughters, Suzanne "Cookie," Wendy, Colleen Kotani and Lynn; mother, Eleanor Paia; brother, Peter Opulaoho; sisters, Napua Knight and Arde Yamashita; 12 grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m. No flowers.
JULIA KEALOHA PLUNKETT, 65, of 'Ewa Beach, died Nov. 15, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Edward; son, Nathan; daughters, Marilyn, Ellen, Leonie Devera, Cheryl-Lyn Horner and Edwina Keawe; sisters, Ellen Muth, Rowena Kali and Elvera Kaiu; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints Waipahu 2nd Ward Stake Center; service 10:30 a.m. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
LOUIS PONTES, JR., 70, of Kalaheo, Kaua'i, died Nov. 21, 2002. Born in 'Ele'ele, Kaua'i. A heavy equipment operator with Baker Support at Pacific Missile Range Facility. Survived by wife, Eleanor; son, Louis III; daughters, Diane Silva, Linda Kelekoma, Brenda Gebauer, Sharlene Barba, Lisa and Karen Akita; sister, Rose Koerte; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Koloa; mass 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.
WALTER YONEKUNI UOHARA, 77, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Nov. 22, 2002. Born in Hanapepe, Kaua'i. Owner of Walter Y. Uohara Orchids and member of the Honpa Hongwanji-Hilo Betsuin, Honolulu Orchid Society, American Orchid Society, Hawai'i Orchid Grower's Association and the Big Island Dendrobium Grower's Association. Survived by wife, Mitsuko Sandra; son, Dr. John Uohara; brother, Dr. George Uohara; sister, Madeline Ikei; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Visitation 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.
MANUEL GALLEGOS VILLANUEVA, 79, of 'Ewa Beach, died Nov. 13, 2002. Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by wife, Emilia "Miling"; son, Aghel; daughters, Nita Saludares, Lydia Ramos, Tessie Corpuz, Edna Rasa and Greta Andam; brother, Emiterio; sisters, Victoria Balagat and Dolores Tamangan; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 7 p.m. Burial to take place in the Philippines at a later date. Casual attire.
YOSHINO WATANABE, 85, of Kahului, Maui, died Nov. 23, 2002. Survived by sons, Wallace, James, Alan and Frederic; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Kiyo Kanada and Mitsue Umetsu. Services 11 a.m. tomorrow at Pa'ia Mantokuji, Maui. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary, Maui.
MARION TROY WHITTLE, 98, of Honolulu, died Nov. 17, 2002. Born in Colfax, Wash. A homemaker. Survived by son, Tom Fink; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Reception and fellowship 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire.