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EDWARD KUPAU AKANA, 81, of Wai'anae, died Aug. 20, 2003. Born in Honoka'a, Hawai'i. Survived by wife, Gladys; daughters, Lynette Porter and Emogena Akana; stepson, Lawrence Ah Nee Jr.; stepdaughters, Lenora "Candace" Ah Nee and Nora Jean "Ilima" Deering; nine grandchildren; brother, Hank; sister, Rose Wong. Service 2 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Wai'anae Congregation. Scattering of ashes to follow at Poka'i Bay Beach Park.
JOLITA RUIZ ARANITA, 69, of Waipahu, died July 11, 2003. Born in Kunia. Retired from Wells Fargo Bank in Los Angeles. Survived by brothers, Benito, Ralph, Anthony, Ronald, Rafael and James; sister, Sister Rosita. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
RICHARD J. BENDER, 59, of Kailua, died Aug. 21, 2003. A dredging construction foreman. Survived by wife, Brenda; son, David; daughter, Christine; parents, Melvin and Mildred; sisters, Annette Hartman and Carol Bender. Visitation 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Kailua; Mass 11:30 a.m. Inurnment 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
PEDRO REQUI CADAOAS, 89, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Aug. 20, 2003. Born in Puro Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A sales representative for Hilo Toyota. Survived by wife, Anita; sons, Baurilio, Adrian and Michael; daughter, Audrey Floyd; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 12:15 p.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.
DEBORAH CHUN CHANG-TUNG of Honolulu died Aug. 18, 2003. Born in Waipi'o Valley, Hawai'i. A graduate of University of Hawai'i and Case Western Reserve University. Survived by husband, Ernest; daughter, Patrice Thomas; son, Eric Gerard; brother, Dai Heong; sisters, Grace MaClaren and Edith Chun. Visitation from 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Church; Mass 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
ANDREA "ANDI" LOPEZ CUBERO, 80, of Pearl City, died Aug. 18, 2003. Born in the Philippines. A member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Survived by brothers, Federico, Francisco, Eleino, Lorenzo, Vincente and Ricardo Lopez; sister, Rita Lopez-McDermott. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; prayer service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ELIZABETH DEFREITAS, 73, of Honolulu, died Aug. 8, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A member of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survived by husband, Benjamin Sr.; daughters, Bernadette Reynolds, Rosemary Smith and Francisca "Kawai" Acasio; sons, Benjamin Jr. and Timothy; sisters, Rose Banglos and Mary Adriano; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 11:30 a.m. Inurnment 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
GREGORIO PASTOR DOMINGO, 80, of Honolulu, died Aug. 10, 2003. Born in Camiling Tarlac, Philippines. A maintenance worker retired from J.C. Penney. Survived by wife, Fely; son, George; daughters, Tracy Domingo and Sonia Mangrobang; 11 grandchildren; sister, Celia Julian. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount; Mass 9:15 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.
GLORIA LEONCIA ARANITA-ESPIRITU, 65, of Wahiawa, died Aug. 17, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Former president, manager and coach for the Little League and Bobby Sox and recipient of the Governor's Award for her dedication to Little League. Survived by husband, Antonio "Tony"; son, Douglas "Antone" Serdinia; daughters, Desiree Aranita-Ramsey, Destinee Serdinia and Deonee Paul; brothers, Reggie, Eugene, Michael and Ivan Celebrado; sister, Debbie Tyson; four grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Memorial donations to Catholic Charities for the Elderly, 2745 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817-1430.
DAWSON TOYOKAZU HORIUCHI, infant son of Darren and Michele Horiuchi, died Aug. 8, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Grandson of the late Kenneth Horiuchi. Also survived by grandparents, Ogden and Sachi Wakilina and Bob and Karen Bryant. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
EDWIN RIVERA IBANA SR., 59, died Aug. 12, 2003. Born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Foreman retired from Dillingham Shipyard. Survived by sons, Edwin Jr., Edgar, Jarvis, James and Wayne; daughter, Leinani; brothers, Jefferey, Emilio, Frank, Clifford and Rizal; sister, Vilma Aquino; 14 grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday; service 10:30 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
ANNA ELAINE KALEIOHI, 67, of Wai'anae, died Aug. 12, 2003. Survived by husband, Robert; sons, Ralph, Robert Jr. and Shawn Kaleiohi and Pat Victorino; daughters, Debra Victorino and Pami Kaleiohi; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Antoinette Roberts and Charlene Sapienza. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service noon. Burial 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.
RANNY "KAUI" KIAHA, 63, of Wai'anae, died Aug. 19, 2003. Born in Ke'ei, Kona, Hawai'i. Survived by sons, Barry and George; daughters, Emily Garcia and Evonne Paaoao; brothers, Chester, Sonny and John; sisters, Leialoha Kiaha, Miriam Kahananui, Rena Labajo and Ilima Yamaguchi; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation from 6 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wai'anae Ward; service 7 p.m. Scattering of ashes 11 a.m. Saturday at Poka'i Bay Beach Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
MICAH MARION NAHINU HANOHANO MCGEE, 19, of Hau'ula, Hawai'i, died Aug. 17, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A utility worker at Ponds at Punalu'u. Survived by mother, Lei; brothers, Thomas and Michael; sister, Arielle; grandmother, Dorothy "Dottie" Pawn; grandfather, Stanislaus Poaha. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the family residence, 54-269 Kamehameha Highway, Hau'ula; service 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
ARTHUR DALE MILLER, 91, died Aug. 2, 2003. A retired colonel in the U.S. Army. Survived by wife, Doreen. Committal service 1 p.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
HELEN KEKINO AKANA-MOODY, 83, of 'Ewa Beach, died Aug. 12, 2003. Born in Hawai'i. Survived by sons, Arnold, Warren and Nathan; daughters, Dorothy Akaka and Margaret Perreira; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Hannah Livingston. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also from 8:30 a.m. Friday; service 10 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Casual attire.
JAMES ISAMI OKIMOTO, 81, of Kane'ohe, died April 1, 2003. Retired sheet metal foreman. Survived by wife, Patsy; sons, Gary and Wayne; daughter, Gail Yamamoto; brothers, Charles, Shigemi and Goro; sisters, Chiyoko Nakamura, Kay Hironaka and Lillian Kaneshiro; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
MARIE FERNANDEZ ORTIS, 87, of 'Ewa Beach, died Aug. 17, 2003. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A licensed practical nurse retired from Maluhia Hospital. Survived by grandchildren, Diane Kawana, Deborah Valek, Leilani Ernsberger and Dino Ortis; eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 10 to 11 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ALBERT FARAIS PACHECO, 82, of Kane'ohe, died Aug. 16, 2003. Born in Hawai'i. A truck driver retired from the U.S. Navy. Survived by daughters, Virginia Robello, Loretta Rodrigues and Aileen Pacheco; sons, Ronald and Albert; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, George and Richard; sisters, Dorothy Duncan, Lidya Pregano, Catherine Martinez and Lucy Raido. Private service. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
ELIZABETH KELIIHEKILI "PAT" REYES, 71, of Hawi, Hawai'i, died Aug. 18, 2003. Born in Kokoiki, Kohala, Hawai'i. A hospitality manager for the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Survived by husband, Joseph Sr.; sons, Patrick, Joseph Jr., Robin and Arnold; daughter, Sweetie; hanai daughters, Sue Ching, Girlie Lucas, Ann Yamamoto, Briday Pinpherk, Nani Salis and Charmaine Kia; sisters, Mary Pule and Esther Reyes; brothers, Walter Kahumoku, Ben Sales and Joe Salis; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Kohala; Mass 10 a.m. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
PAUL F. RODRIGUES, 74, of Waipahu, died Aug. 18, 2003. Born in Hamakua, Hawai'i. A crane operator retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and a U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Wilfreda "Freda"; stepsons, Nicholas Senados, Jacinto Senados, Michael Rodrigues and Melvin Rodrigues; stepdaughters, Dorothy Pantohan, Norma Kekahuna and Winifred Buss; brother, Ralph; sisters, Hattie Colis, Mary Rodrigues, Lillian Roark and Flora Bode; 25 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, Waipahu; Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
FUMIKO "ELLEN" SEGAWA, 90, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Aug. 18, 2003. Born in Hilo. A member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Gojikai and Fujinkai. Survived by sons, Sidney, LeRoy, Carl and Clyde; daughter, Joy Domingues; brothers, Tamotsu Kohashi and Wataru Kohashi; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation from 4 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
MARY SHIZUE SHISHIDO, 77, of Kahului, Maui, died Aug. 20, 2003. Born in Wailuku. Cafeteria manager for Pu'unene and Waihe'e Schools. Survived by husband, Yukio; son, Nelson; daughter, Faith Leong; four grandchildren; brothers, George Shoda and Andrew Shoda; sisters, Lillian Suzuki and Betsy Mugiishi. Visitation 4 p.m. tomorrow at Nakamura Mortuary; service 5 p.m. Reception to follow service. Burial 9 a.m. Tuesday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.
SLADE MICHAEL SMITH, 51, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died Aug. 13, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A family therapist and manager last with Hawaii Behavioral Health. Also a journeyman carpenter and commercial fisherman. Survived by wife, Patti; mother, Mildred; sister, Victoria; brother, Peter Xenos; hanai daughter, Ali. Gathering of friends 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hospice of Hilo. Private inurnment at a later date. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific Inc., East and West Hawai'i Unit, 2370 Nu'uanu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96817. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
ELAINE SHIGEKO TADA, 77, of Kane'ohe, died Aug. 8, 2003. Retired from Sears. Survived by brother, Fumio; sisters, Elinor Kanemitsu and Mitsuko Morihiro. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
CAROLE KAM SIM WONG, 87, of Honolulu, died Aug. 18, 2003. Born in Kane'ohe. Survived by son, Leslie K.L.; daughter, Glenda K.M.; two grandchildren; brother, Roland Char; sisters, Edwina and Mavis. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.