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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 3, 2003


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.

MARY DE GUZMAN MAKAPAGAL, an educator and leader in the local Filipino community, died March 31. She was 95. See story.

HARRIET BEATRICE ADAMS, 83, of Pearl City, formerly of Aurora, Ill., died April 1, 2003. Born in Kensal, N.D. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Connie Almeida and Jean; son, Leroy; sister, Adelaide Pauley; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 'Aiea; burial at a later date in Illinois. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

VICTORIA AWEAU, 79, of Honolulu, died March 24, 2003. Retired supply clerk for the federal government. Survived by sons, Bejie and Abet; daughter, Dolly Casayran; six grandchildren; sisters, Dolores Aea and Loretta de Fries. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

CHARLENE C. BILLENA, 44, of Honolulu, died March 30, 2003. Born in Los Angeles, Calif. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Jarvis and Ansley; mother, Lillian Anzai; brothers, Derwin and Wade Anzai; three grandchildren; grandmother, Kay Yamashita. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

EDWARD PATRICK CASEY, 65, of Honolulu, died March 24, 2003. Born in Portland, Ore. A Leeward Community College history professor emeritus. Survived by daughter, Robin; companion, Barbara Polk. Potluck gathering 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Kapi'olani Park Archery Banks. For information call 923-5415. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one's favorite charity. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

REX GONZALES DICION, 31, of Waialua, died March 18, 2003. Born in Waialua. Survived by sons, Jesse and Rusty; parents, Aurelio and Felicidad; grandmother, Socorro Gonzales; brothers, Eugene, Arnold, Ray and Joel. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Church; Mass 9:45 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

BERNARD D. ELMENDORF, 75, of Pahala, Hawai'i, died March 29, 2003. Born in Nebraska. Founder and minister of Brother Ben Ministries Inc. Survived by wife, Theresa; son, Bernard; daughter, Frances Rees; brothers, Daniel and Hugo; three grandchildren; great-grandchild. Service 11 a.m. Saturday at Pahala Assembly of God Church. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

ERNEST ARTHUR FREITAS, 86, of Pukalani, Maui, died March 31, 2003. Born in Makawao, Maui. Retired supervisor at Haleakala Ranch. Survived by sons, Leroy, Kenneth, Paul, Ernest and Greg; daughters, Shirley Cravalho, Margie Webb and Mary Basco; sisters, Betty Cravalho, Marie Tavares, Gladys Caires and Lucy Costa; brothers, George, Walter and Richard; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Makawao; Mass 2 p.m.; burial 3 p.m at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

MOSES REBERA GONSALVES, 77, of Pa'auhau, Hawai'i, died March 28, 2003. Born in Honoka'a, Hawai'i. Department of Defense pest control operator; and general pest control service employee, Makakilo. Survived by wife, Violet; sons, Moses "Sam" and John Gonsalves, and Jason Cardoza; daughter, Sharon Wishard; sister, Genevieve Ladra. Visitation 8 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Honoka'a; service 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

THOMAS MURPHY HALE, 78, of Vallejo, Calif., formerly of Hawai'i, died March 24, 2003. Born in Canton, Ohio. Retired state Department of Education teacher and administrator, much of the time with the Teaching English as a Second Language program. Survived by wife, Joan; daughter, Jane Bargiel; son, George; sisters, Patricia McMichael and Barbara Jackson; brother, James; five grandchildren. Scattering of ashes in Hawai'i. Arrangements by Skyview Memorial Lawn, Vallejo.

MYRNA PIILANI HAMASAKI, 65, of Wai'anae, died March 22, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Francis; sons, Myron and Cy; daughter, Gail Moniz; brother, Gordon Brickwood; sisters, Janice Inafuku, Diana Torres, Sharon Delos Santos and Helen Martinez; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

LESLIE H. HIGA, 77, of Iowa City, Iowa, died March 25, 2003. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Retired dentist; University of Iowa Oral Surgery department staff member; College of Dentistry professor emeritus; and author. Survived by wife, Lila; sons, Mark and Elliott; daughter, Elizabeth; brothers, Duane, Stanley and Tom; sisters, Elsie and Evelyn; two grandchildren. Mainland service Saturday. Burial of ashes at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers; donations to Dr. Leslie Higa Memorial Fund, University of Iowa Foundation, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550. Arrangements by Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City.

STANLEY Y. ISARA, 75, of Honolulu, died March 30, 2003. Born on the Big Island. Retired plasterer. Survived by daughters, Doreen Endreson and Lorraine Wong; sons, Stanley Jr., Mel and Derek; brothers, Kenneth and Raymond; sisters, Janet Lindo, Nancy Kaneshiro and Dorothy Miguel; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Visitation 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service over ashes 12:15 p.m.; inurnment to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Service and burial for ALEXANDER "ALIKA" DOWSETT KAHIWAHIWA JARRETT JR., 62, of Las Vegas, Nev., who died March 29, 2001, will be held 10:30 a.m. April 12 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Born in Hawai'i. Casino industry worker. Survived by wife, Lois; daughters, Tammy Wysocki and Alexandria; granddaughter, Sophie Wysocki; sisters, Marylouise Awana and Alexis Rego; brother, Lowell Rego; stepfather, Alexander "Papa" Rego.

SHIZUO KODANI, 88, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died March 27, 2003. Born in Waiakea Houselots, Hilo. Retired state bridge maintenance supervisor II. Survived by son, Kenneth; daughters, Judy Takabayashi and Sharon Okimoto; brother, Satoru; sister, Tsuyako Yamato; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home; service 6:30 p.m. Inurnment 3 p.m. tomorrow at Alae Cemetery. Aloha attire.

THEODORE TIMOTHY LOY JR., 60, of Honolulu, died March 23, 2003. Born in Minot, N.D. An advertising executive for Budget Rent A Car System of Hawai'i. Survived by partner, Michael McKay; mother Grace; uncle; cousins; hanai family. Service 2 p.m Sunday at St. Andrew's Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, checks may be made payable to "Save the FoodBasket Inc." and mailed to John Manion, Executive Director, Save the FoodBasket Inc., 4450 Pahoa Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

JOHN C. RAPOZO, 86, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died March 31, 2003. Born in Kapa'a. Office manager for Hawaiian Telephone Company. Survived by daughters, Marie Waters and Patricia Bussard; sons, Patrick and Russell; sister, Virginia Souza; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Catherine's Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.

SEVERO IBBAY SALANIO, 84, of Waipahu, died March 25, 2003. Born in Zapat, Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from the Cannon Club. Survived by wife, Juliana; sons, Avelino and Warlito; daughters, Virginia Ibe, Edna Temporal, Elsa Raquepo and Lilia Nguyen; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 11:15 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

WALLACE KIYOSHI SHIRAI, 81, of Honolulu, died March 30, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired state tax auditor. Survived by wife, Grace Teruya; sons, Terrence and Wynn; daughters, Lydia, Susan Tomei, June and Mia Teruya, and Sallie Rodriguez; 12 grandchildren; brother, Calvin; sister, Jane Saiki. Service noon Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

HANDY SEISEI SUEYOSHI, 95, of Honolulu, died March 18, 2003. Born in Chatan, Okinawa. Retired gardener/landscaper. Survived by sons, Richard, Melvin and Glenn; daughters, Mildred Kakuda and Jane Higa; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Service 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

TAKESHI "VINS" TAKABAYASHI, 83, of Honolulu, died March 31, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired masseur. Survived by wife, Clara; sons, Dana and Linn; daughter, Tess Morauw; five grandchildren; brother, Charles; sister, Emaline Numasaki. Visitation 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

MITSUKO TAMANAHA, 69, of Wahiawa, died March 22, 2003. Born in Okinawa. A housewife. Survived by son, John; daughter, Grace King; grandchild; brother, Hideo Higa; sisters, Cheiko Arakawa and Sueko Arata. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

ERNEST STANFORD VICTORINO III, 71, of Honolulu, died March 20, 2003. Born in Kalaheo, Kaua'i. Employed by the State Department of Education for 39 years; retired from McKinley High School. Survived by wife, Marie; sons, Ernest IV, Jesse, Michael and Shawn; daughters, Ernestine Paranada and Nadine Ennever; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph and Benjamin Toro. Visitation 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Committal service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

CHUN CHIN YUEN, 91, of Honolulu, died March 13, 2003, Born in Hanalei, Kaua'i. Retired auto mechanic. Survived by wife, Muriel; daughter, Judith; brother, Chun Kwai; sister, Flora Chang. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.