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FERN HAYES was busier in retirement than most people are in their professional lives. A longtime North Shore community leader, she died Aug. 24. She was 87. See story.
TAKASHI HIROSE, a top pupil of legendary coach Soichi Sakamoto, died of a heart attack on Aug. 24 at age 79. See story.
HEMANA AKITA, 83, of Kekaha, Kaua'i, Hawai'i, died Aug. 31, 2002. Born in Hawai'i. A groundskeeper. Survived by sisters, Alice Zenger and Eleanor Mihal; brothers, Joseph Jr. , Solomon Ono, Lindbergh and Norman. Visitation 3:30 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kekaha; service 4 p.m.; burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.
ELISA ATUAIA, 70, died Aug. 28, 2002. Born in Matautu, Samoa. A costume specialist for The Polynesian Cultural Center and former housekeeper for Pat's at Punalu'u. Survived by daughters, Taumate Tauvao, Taua "Lafi" Dolph, Lemau Tui Sapani and Masina "Pato" Soli; sons, Alapati Atuaia, Fiailoa "Pisi" and Salealofi "Sale" Atua; 25 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; sisters, Vaimalama Lefau, Pisa Taimi, Toese Lealiiee and Malelega Mauu; brothers, Vailaau and Fatu Atuaia, Falealii-Fia Atuais, Siaki-Lefau Atuaia and Vine Edwards. Visitation 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
ANTONIO F. "TONY" BAUTISTA, 75, of Honolulu, died Aug. 29, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired cook. Survived by nieces, Beverly Ribuca and Theresa Rupert. Visitation 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:45 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
MARY T.M. BREWSTER, 89, of Kane'ohe, died Sept. 2, 2002. Born in Canton, China. Survived by son, Paul Chun; daughter, Marilynn Chong; six grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Priscilla Wong, Winifred Lum, Sai Kong "George" Lee, Minnie Chong and Sai Quon Lee. Visitation 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10:45 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
"ARDIE" MARIE CRONKITE, 59, of Kihe'i, Maui died Aug. 30, 2002. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. A self-employed floral designer. Survived by husband, Ernie; mother, Dottie Lee; sons, Dean Keith, Charlie Grant III and Arthur Grant; four grandchildren. Private family service to be held. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
LAURA HASHIMOTO HAYASHI, 79, of Gold Canyon, Ariz., formerly of Kailua, died Aug. 31, 2002. Born in Kahului, Maui. Retired State of Hawaii cafeteria manager. Survived by husband, Ichiro; daughters, Susan Blackshaw and Jan Emerson; brother, Mutsuo Hashimoto; sisters, Clara Suzuki, Tokuko Hamai and Haruko Narimasu; grandchildren, Owen and Kelli Blackshaw and Sarah Emerson. Service held. Arrangements by Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, Ariz.
STEPHEN SINAI KANDA, 88, of Honolulu, died Aug. 30, 2002. Born in Pahala, Hawai'i. Retired district superintendent for Department of Education. Survived by sons, Victor and Gary; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Minoru. Service 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
TOSHIO "DOLLAR" KANDA, 75, of Honolulu, died Aug. 21, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard police officer. Survived by wife, Nobuko; son, Dave; daughters, Lori Ishikawa and Gaylyn Garcia; seven grandchildren; brothers, Takeo "Topsy" and Satoshi "Soto"; sister, Yuriko Yuasa. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
LILLIE TSURUKO KONDO, 87, of Kane'ohe, died Aug. 21, 2002. Born in 'Ewa. Retired Queen's Hospital practical nurse. Survived by daughters, Ann Ono, June Nakasone and Bertha Kotaka; six grandchildren; brothers, Seigi and Mitsuo Adaniya; sister, Jane Fujinaka. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
RUTH NOH LOVENTHAL, 74, of Honolulu, died Aug. 20, 2002. Born in Wahiawa. A violinist with the Honolulu Symphony in 1950's. Survived by husband, Arthur; son, Leonard; daughter, Laura Freitas; three grandchildren; brothers, Alec and Ted Noh; sisters, Bea Minn and Loretta Lee. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
LARRY LUIS SR., 75, of 'Ewa Beach, died Aug. 26, 2002. Born in Pu'unene, Maui. A retired commander of Naval Base Police, also retired from Security Armour Hawaii. Survived by wife, Peggy Ann; daughters, Aileen Kaupalolo, Violet Fernando, Lory Ryan and Doreen Ramsey; sons, Larry Jr., Dominic, Lordy, Duane and Darren; brother, Frank; sisters, Josephine Tacaderan and Violet Baptista; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; prayer service 11:30 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
SUMIYO "RUTH" MATOBA, 84, of Kaua'i, died Aug. 20, 2002. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. A retired cook. Survived by sons, Donald Awakuni, Robert Matoba and Larry Matoba; daughters, Myrna Oshima and Jean Matsuda; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Yukio Nishimura, Yutaka Haitsuka, Hisamitsu Haitsuka and Sueji Haitsuka; sisters, Miyoko Min, Yoshiko Imanaka and Kimiyo Navarro. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday at Hanapepe Church of the Nazarene, Kaua'i. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
WALLACE "WALLY" KIYOMI NAKAMURA, 81, of Mililani, died Aug. 25, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired Lahainaluna High School teacher. Survived by wife, Fumiko; son, Kenneth; sister, Katsuko Tsuji; grandchildren, Tammi and Gareth. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
RYAN THOMAS NISHIGATA, 7, of Honolulu, died Aug. 31, 2002. Born in Honolulu.Survived by parents, Willard and Karen; grandparents, William and Judith Kuromoto; Walter and Bernice Nishigata. Visitation 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
JEAN YGLORIA PARAZ, 82, of Makakilo, died Aug. 25, 2002. Born on Kaua'i, Member of 'Ewa Community Church. Survived by nephew and caregiver, Melvin Dunn; nieces and nephews. Visitation 10 a.m. Friday at 'Ewa Community Church; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
NIKO PATO, 36, of Honolulu, died Aug. 16, 2002. Born in Fagaalu, American Samoa. A corrections officer with Halawa Correctional Facility. Survived by fiancee, Kanoe Kahalewai; sons, Pakela Pato, Austin Pato, Justin Kahalewai and Arona Tufaga; daughters, Shanisse Pato and Arielle Tufaga; brothers, Mapo Palelei, Ameko Pato and Maomao Pato; sisters, Tapuotaota Pato, Akata Godinet, Akenese Pato, Maria Pato and Toaiva Pato. Visitation from 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church; Mass noon. Burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
MILFRED Y. ARAKAKI RARDIN, 71, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, formerly of Kailua-Kona, died Aug. 31, 2002. Born in Moloka'i. Retired owner of Western Pacific Interiors, Hilo and Kona. Survived by daughters, Theresa Funes and Cindy Giubardo; brothers, Tokuo, Fred and Lawrence; sisters, Yukiko Tamanaha, Margaret Taguchi, May Davis and Grace Kojima; seven grandchildren; a great,grandchild. Visitation 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Kailua-Kona; Mass 7 p.m. Private burial service to be held Friday. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
ELEANOR H. ROBERSON, 79, of Kailua, died Aug. 24, 2002. Born in Glendale, Calif. A former deaconess at Faith Baptist Church in Kailua. Survived by husband, Edward; son, James; daughter, Diane Knott; three grandchildren. Memorial service 7 p.m. tomorrow at Faith Baptist Church. No flowers. Casual attire. Donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church. Arrangements by Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
MERCY LIHUE ROSA, 81, of Wai'anae, died Aug. 21, 2002. Born in Waiau, Hawai'i. A member of Hale 'O Na Alii. Survived by sons, Vincent Telles, Frank Telles, Benedict "Reuben" Chip, Alfred Rosa Jr. and Patrick Rosa; daughters, Jacqueline Cantere, Mercy "Dickie" Stevens and Katherine Stevens; sister, Rose Layau; 51 grandchildren; 79, great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary makai chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at Ziona Hou Church; service 11 a.m. Burial noon at Ziona Hou Cemetery. Casual attire.
SODATSU SAKAI, 85, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Aug. 26, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A former fisherman and retired state employee. Survived by daughter, Lynn; sister, Kosho; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
ETEIUATI EDWARD SALEVAO, 23, of Waipahu, died Aug. 18, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Jadakiss; parents, Michael and Sweetheart Salsedo; sister, Sweetheart "Kealaula"; brothers, Michael Jr. and Jonathan Salevao and Marcus Alexander; grandmothers, Sweetheart Harris and Faletolu Salevao. Visitation 5 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary; service 11:15 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
THE REV. TEVITA HALAIANO SIAOSI, 60, of 'Ewa Beach, died Aug. 30, 2002. A minister of the Ewa Beach United Methodist Church, Tongan Congregation. Survived by wife, Kelemeni Feleunga; sons, Sepuloni Feleunga and Siaosi Feleunga; daughters, Luisa Nisa and Munakivaha Fonua; six grandchildren; brothers, Sionetinitale Feleunga and Halatanu Siaosi; sister, Siokapesi Makaafi. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. to noon Friday; service 10 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
JONG SHIN SIN, 77, of Honolulu, died Aug. 28, 2002. Born in Seoul,Korea. Retired tour guide. Survived by daughter, Kyong Ae Kim; a grandson; sister, Jong In Hwang. Visitation 10:30 to 11;30 a.m. Saturday at Korean Baptist Church of Pearl Harbor; service 11:30 a.m. Graveside service 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by William Funeral Services.
BUNJI STEVE SUDA, 76, of Honolulu, died July 27, 2002. Born in Ha'iku, Maui. Retired owner of S & S Gift Stand. Survived by wife, Mitsue; daughters, Cheryl and Carol-Ann; brothers, Takao and Shiro; sisters, Harue Nakashima, Pat Leong, Yuki Yagi, Doris Azumi, Chiyo Finan and Tamae Shiraishi; a granddaughter. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
PEGGY HANAE TAKASE, 80, of Pearl City, died Aug. 28, 2002. Born in ola'a, Hawai'i. Employed at Pearl City Tavern. Retired restaurant manager. Survived by husband, Charles; daughters, Carrolyn Emoto and Cathy Kaji; a grandson; sisters, MIckey Donahoe and Kumiko Matsuoka. Visitation after 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary makai chapel; memorial service 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
LINDA WADLEY, 52, of Wailua, Kaua'i, died Aug. 21, 2002. Born in California. A salesperson for Border's Books. Survived by husband, Timothy Grand; son, James Work; daughter, Melissa Work; three sisters; two brothers. Private service held. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
BLANCHE SUEKO WAKABAYASHI, 88 of Honolulu, died Aug. 22, 2002. Born in Waialua. Survived by sons, Bruce and Eric. Private memorial service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.