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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, October 23, 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.

MELVIN AINA JR., 35, of Wailuku, Maui, died Oct. 19, 2002. Born on Moloka'i. A Ramon's Restaurant cook. Survived by wife, Norma "Lehua"; parents, Melvin Sr. and Pamela Dudoit; sons, Kekoa, Kaulana, Lawrence and Kaimana; daughters, Chelsie, Chrisie and Kanoe; brothers, Guy, Lydell and Charles; sisters, Denice Pakele, Nicole Feliciano, Amber Warner, Joann Allencastre, Stephanie Allencastre and Carleen Allencastre. Visitation 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Maui; service 11 a.m.; cremation to follow. Private burial later. Casual attire.

NORIO "AKU" "BUTCH" AKUTAGAWA, 87, of Honolulu, died Oct. 6, 2002. Born in Wahiawa. Retired Bishop Trust Co. bookkeeper; and veteran of 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Survived by son, Clinton; brother, Sachio. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.

ALFRED ANTONIO, 62, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Oct. 20, 2002. Born in Hakalau, Hawai'i. Bragado Bus Service truck driver; member of 8 Ball Softball Club, and coach with Heavy Metal Softball Club. Survived by companion, MaryJane Gines-Antonio; son, Zachary Tadio; daughters, Sharon Jones and Suzette; hanai sons, Valentine and David Gines; hanai daughters, Glory Jacobs and Cheryl Goodknecht; brother, Manuel Feliciano; sisters, Beatrice Santiago, Margie Soto and Estrelita Spencer; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; service 7 p.m.; burial 1 p.m. Sunday at Alae Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire.

MARVIN CABANG CANTORNA, 34, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Oct. 11, 2002. Born in the Philippines. GES Expo Services carpenter. Survived by wife, Desiree; daughter, Reelana Marie; sons, Mason and Marvin Jr.; parents, Murphy and Angie; grandparents, Margarita Cantorna and Naty Cabang; sisters, Mercy Ann Bumanglag, Madelyn and Marjorie. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Catholic Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

LUZ MARIA CUI, 74, of Honolulu, died Oct. 17, 2002. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Employed at L&L Lounge. Survived by son, Eduardo Conde Santos; daughters, Isa Wood, Altita and Luz Conde; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Augustine Church; Mass noon; cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcomed. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

JARED NORITO FUKUSHIMA, 65, of Honolulu, died Oct. 15, 2002. Born in Waimea, Kaua'i. Retired from Nordic Construction Co. Survived by wife, Ruth; daughters, Melanie Rader, Stannie Muramoto, Norine Loui and Jewel Sawada; brothers, Ryoichi and Roy; 11 grandchildren. Visitation 4 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 5 p.m. Casual attire.

AUDREY JULIET GAROFALO, 68, of Waipahu, died Oct. 10, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired Goodwill Industries service manager. Survived by daughter, Louise McHenry; two grandchildren; mother, Julia Gutierres; sister, Dolores Manaba; brothers, Donald and Daniel Gutierres; two grandchildren. Service 4 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

AUBREY GHEN, 31, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Oct. 13, 2002. Born in New Haven, Conn. A computer engineer. Survived by companion, Fauna Miller; mother, Karen; brothers, Elton Pollard and Gracson; sister, Heaven Roberts; grandparents, Robert and Olga Brockway Sr., Robert, and Nancy. Memorial gathering and service Sunday; for location, call 935-8853 (Big Island). Memorial Mass and visitation also 5 p.m. Oct. 31 at Kea'au Holy Rosary Catholic Church. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

EDWARD BURT JOHNS, 92, of Kane'ohe, died Oct. 17, 2002. Born in Salt Lake City. Retired professor of health education at University of California at Los Angeles. Survived by daughters, Annetta Kinnicutt, Nancy Hinz, Judy Leach and Marilyn; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Palmer. Service 4 p.m. today at Pohai Nani Good Samaritan Retirement Community, Kane'ohe. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

BRIDGET KATHLEEN KEALOHA, 55, of Wailuku, Maui, died Oct. 19, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A salesperson. Survived by husband, Alden; daughters, Shannon Kealoha and Kanani Falaefine; sisters, Judi Correa and Lori Norris; three grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Saturday at The Lord's Team Ministry, Kahului, Maui; service 11 a.m. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary, Maui.

JOHN WILLIAM KIRBY SR., 78, of Kailua, died Oct. 17, 2002. Born in Springfield, Mass. Retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel. Survived by sons, John Jr., Kevin, Jeffrey, Christopher and Frederick; daughters, Karen Paul, Christine Diamond and Martha Anderson. Private scattering of ashes at sea. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

ADOLPH KIMELI KUEWA, 62, of Hale'iwa, died Oct. 8, 2002. Born in Waialua. Survived by wife, Sandra "Lei"; sons, Kedward, Kayne and Karson; daughters, Johnella Nemoto, Kellei, Karilynn and Kim; 13 grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Kumura, Helene Kamauoha, Grace and Francine Escuardo. Visitation 8 a.m. Saturday at United Gospel Fellowship, 95-061 Waimakua Drive, Waipio; service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

SUN WOONG KWON, 48, of Honolulu, died Oct. 19, 2002. Born in South Korea. Retired self-employed appliance repair service worker. Survived by son, Ki Deok; mother, Bok Sil; brother, Sun Kil; sisters, Maria Hwang, Sun Sook Lee and Sun Hyang. Service 10 a.m. Friday at Hawai'i Korean Catholic Church, 2821 Lowrey Ave.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

EUGENE WALTER MILLER, 75, of Honolulu, died Oct. 18, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A fire battalion chief. Survived by wife, Connie; daughter, Jan Thomas; sons, Eugene Jr. and Robert; brothers, Ernest, Alfred, Jason and Terry; sisters, Louise Galang, Violet Santiago, Angeline Hernandez and Dorothy Marciel-Cler; nine grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Monday at Star of the Sea Church; Mass 9:15 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

RUDOLPH AGARIA MODOMO, 64, of Waikoloa, Hawai'i, died Oct. 17, 2002. Born in Kahuku. The Four Seasons Hualalai Resort employee. Survived by daughters, Lynn-Dee Spencer, Terri Modomo, and JoJann Worrell; sister, Yolinda Kekahuna; brothers, Arnold Modomo and Maximo and Daniel Esperon; five grandchildren, one great-grandson. Service 2 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

GERALDINE "GERI" MARIE PASION, 51, of Kane'ohe, died Oct. 17, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Dennis Michael, Dwain Matthew, Dwight McClain and Dalton Mitchell; mother, Margaret Kahanu; brothers, Harvey, James and William Frost, Alfred Kupo Jr. and Leonald Kupo. Visitation noon to 3 p.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waikalua Chapel; service 2 p.m.; burial 3 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.

OLIVER KAIPO ROBERTS, 81, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died Oct. 20, 2002. Retired Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park park ranger. Survived by wife, Maizie; sons, Bill Lani and Wayne; daughters, Christine Mausia, Beverly Aye, Pat Tamanaha and Laurie Antony; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pahoa Ward, Orchidland Estates. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday at the church; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Mormon Section. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

KIYOSHI SAITO, 88, of Honolulu, died Oct. 19, 2002. Born in Waipahu. Retired carpenter. Survived by sons, Robert, George and Neal; daughter, Eleanor Shimogaki; five grandchildren; brother, Tokuji; sister, Hiroko Tamano. Service 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

MARKHAM KALEIWAHEA SPENCER, 66, of Makakilo, died Oct. 14, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard crane operator. Survived by wife, Juliet "Julie"; sons, Royden and Leland "Kealoha" Mokiao; daughters, Delight "Stelma" Low, Tammy Vierra and Jordana Bush; hanai daughter, Lynette Nonaka; brothers, Calvin and Nathan Kaleiwahea; sisters, Rhoda Terada, Nalani Miller and Inez Onishi; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Cemetery committal service 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire.

SANDRA "SANDI" TAKAO, 49, of Honolulu, died Oct. 16, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A legal secretary. Survived by son, Christopher; daughters, Kimberly and Tiffany; brothers, Glen, Calvin and Clifton Kinoshita; sisters, Joyce Masui, Wilma Ishiara and Fay Nakakuni; mother, Leatrice Kinoshita. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

RAYNETTE LEILANI CHAVES TANAKA, 42, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Oct. 19, 2002. Born in Hilo. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Thomas; son, Devin Kaaha; daughters, Chenielle Kaaha, Robynne and Tiara; mother, Henrietta Chaves; brothers, Calvin and Dexter Chaves; sister, Cheryl Chaves. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo; Mass 7 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

RUSSELL LYSANDER TIFFANY, 93, of Kane'ohe, died Oct. 21, 2002. Born in Hopedale, Mass. Retired Draper Corp. foreman. Survived by sons, Russell and Robert; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

ETHEL-MAE PIILANI WAIALAE, 54, of Wai'anae, died Oct. 20, 2002. Born in Honolulu. An accountant. Survived by sons, James, Edward and Jason Bero; brothers, Jerry and Roger; sisters, Arviella Kelii, Bethsiene Combs, Genevieve Hamilton, Roberta Searle, Diane Siegmund and Sarah Chun; four grandchildren. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at 89-232 Pi'ila'au Ave., Nanakuli; service 8 p.m. Burial 9 a.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

EIICHI "SPARKY" YONASHIRO, 80, of 'Aiea, died Oct. 15, 2002. Born in Hawai'i. Retired U.S. Postal Service clerk; and member, 442nd Regimental Combat Team (F Company). Survived by wife, Yoshiko; sons, Gerald and Cyrus; daughter, Lea Kanada; mother, Maka; brothers, Wayne and Walter; sisters, Kimie Narimatsu, Sue Mizak and Geanette Kida. Service 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.