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HIDEJI "JOE" AMIMOTO, 79, of Honolulu, died Oct. 23, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired MidPac Lumber Co. glazier. Survived by wife, Tsumayo; daughters, Jerine Takara and Karen Sueoka; three grandchildren; brothers, Kazushige "Fred," Tomio and Raymond; sisters, Hilda Hasebe, Lillian Akizuki, Florence Hata and Jean Akagi. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
WALLACE GARN FONG CHING, 69, of Kane'ohe, died Oct. 14, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Survived by wife, Joy; daughters, Dana Ciacci and Darcie; sister, Agnes Wong; grandchild. Visitation 10 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11:45 a.m.; inurnment to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
MARION SALES CORTEZ SR., 92, of 'Aiea, died Oct. 24, 2002. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired McCabe-Hamilton-Renny stevedore. Survived by sons, Marion Jr. and Malcolm; daughters, Marilyn Kunitake and Floraida David; brother, Pablo Sr.; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ROCH "ROCKY" MODESTO DANCIL, 45, of Makawao, Maui, died Oct. 24, 2002. Born in Kula, Maui. A victim's witness counselor, Prosecuting Attorney's Office; and Maui Youth and Family Services child protective services counselor. Survived by wife, Sue; daughter, Awapuhi; sister, Mokihana Toyama; brothers, Daniel and Richard. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Maui; service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at Waipuna Chapel, 17 'Oma'opi'o Road, Kula; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Lei only. Aloha attire.
MARIO ANTONIO D'AVIRRO, 87, of Kailua, formerly of Ohio, died Oct. 21, 2002. Born in Campodipietra, Italy. Veteran of World War II, Marine Corps Pacific Fleet. Survived by daughters, Kathleen Fry and Debra Ann; sons, Nicholas, David and Michael; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Domenic. Memorial services pending. No flowers; donations to Foundation for American Veterans Inc., 39500 Fourteen Mile Road, Suite 201, Walled Lake, MI 48390. Arrangements Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
ALBERT ESPANIOLA, 76, of Maunaloa, Moloka'i, died Oct. 23, 2002. Born in Hakalau, Hawai'i. Retired Kaluako'i Golf Course supervisor. Survived by wife, Mercedes "Cedes"; sons, Karl-Albert Schumacher and Guy; daughters, Juliana Hartman, Mayleen, Theresa "Terri" McCutcheon, Mary Ann Keohuloa, Madonna, Ellen Mae "Elly' Abafo; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; hanai grandchild; brothers, Joseph "Joe," Moses, George and Philip; sisters, Dione "Nan" Cabango, Helen Tolentino, Vicky Quiocho, Judy Cabison and Laurie Rocha. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Maunaloa; Mass 11:30 a.m; burial to follow at Ho'olehua Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Moanalua and Moloka'i mortuaries.
ATONIO FILIPO, 78, of Honolulu, died Oct. 24, 2002. Born in Western Samoa. Survived by sons, Tomasi, Atonio Jr. and Sam; daughters, Akenese Filipo and Ramona Fa'asoa; eight grandchildren. Private services. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
JAMES "KIMO" KEALOHA KAIKALA, 56, of Kahului, Maui, died Oct. 18, 2002. Born in Pu'unene, Maui. A hotel and restaurant cook. Survived by brothers, William and Charles; sister, Elizabeth. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church, Maui; Mass 11 a.m.; cremation to follow. Arrangements by Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary, Maui.
MARGARET HATSUYE KURIHARA, 83, of Honolulu, died Oct. 21, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Henry; daughter, Marianne Okura; brothers, Robert, Bert and Howard Fukuda; sisters, Rosaline and Mary Fukuda; two grandchildren. Mass 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius X Church. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
JOHN YOCK LEE, 92, of Honolulu, died Oct. 24, 2002. Born in Kamuela (Waimea), Hawai'i. Retired Hopaco cost accountant. Survived by son, Calvin; daughters, Cynthia Calverley and Colleen Takamori; three grandchildren; brothers, Edward, Bernard, George, Paul, James and Raymond; sister, Beatrice. Visitation 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 9:30 a.m.; burial 10:45 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire.
HARRY K. MATSUO, 67, of Honolulu, died Oct. 17, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired Community Planning Inc. registered land surveyor. Survived by wife, Irene; son, Marc; daughters, Sherry Yamaguchi and Holly Shikada; mother, Molly; sister, Merle Matsuyama; two grandchildren. Service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
CHRISTINA MILNE, 9, of Waipahu, died Oct. 20, 2002. Born in Majuro, Marshall Islands. Survived by parents, Elfred and Bera; brothers, Freddy, Fredrick and Isaac; grandparents, Naime and Aite Isaac and Bear and Holton Milne. Visitation 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu Stake Center; service 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.
AYAKO NISHIZAWA, 68, of Pearl City, died Oct. 24, 2002. Born in Kyoto, Japan. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Yasushi; daughters, Grace Kajihiro and Anne; three grandchildren. Visitation 2 p.m. Saturday at Jodo Mission of Hawaii; service 3 p.m. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
BOUNMA SIVONGXAI, 63, of Wai'anae, died Oct. 26, 2002. Born in Laos. Survived by son, Khamsing; mother, One; brothers, Maychanh, Thongphoun, Outh and Tit; sisters, Phimpha and Seum. Visitation 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Laotian services with cremation to follow.
CHARLES TABAG, 59, of Astoria, N.Y., formerly of Kaimuki, died Oct. 20, 2002. A miner. Survived by wife, Rogelia; sons, Aaron and Brennan; daughters, Lorelei Hillen, Naomi Goto and Leilani Boyer; brothers, Matthew, Frank and William; sisters, Veronica Souza and Loretta Liva; eight grandchildren. Mainland service held. Hawai'i scattering of ashes to be held. Arrangements by Morisco Funeral Home, Astoria.
YASUO YOSHIDA, 83, of Pearl City, formerly of Pahala, Hawai'i, died Oct. 19, 2002. Born in Hakalau, Hawai'i. Retired Ka'u Sugar Co. heavy equipment mechanic. Survived by daughter, Elaine Murakami; brother, Sadakichi; two grandchildren. Private Honolulu service held. Visitation 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo, Hawai'i; memorial service 4:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.