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 material. To publish paid death notices, call the classified ads department at 521-9111.
MARIANA ARACELI CARPINTEYRO, 73, of Honolulu, died Aug. 27, 2003. Born in Mexico. Survived by sons, Miguel, Guillermo, Gus and Richard Queponds; daughters, Delia Alpuche, Nancy Rosales and Marie Santana; brother, Miguel; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. tomorrow at Faith Baptist Church, 1230 Kailua Road. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
STELLA HANAYO KAKAZU, 80, of Wahiawa, died Aug. 19, 2003. Born in Pepe'ekeo, Hawai'i. General manager retired from Kemoo Farm Restaurant. Survived by brothers, Yoshio and Yoshiaki; sisters, Jean Watanabe, Judith Kakazu and Kathlyn Kakazu. Visitation after 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. In lieu of monetary gifts, memorial donations to a favorite charity are requested.
KUNOAOKALANI KAUAHIKAUA, 25, of Nanakuli, died Aug. 21, 2003. Born in Wahiawa. A cook for Bubba Gumps Restaurant and security for Germaine's Luau. Survived by father, Javan; mother, Heidemarie. Private memorial gathering held. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
THOMAS TETSUO KODAMA, 59, of Honolulu, died Aug. 27, 2003. Born in Lahaina, Maui. A teacher retired from Castle High School. Survived by mother, Asayo; brothers, Richard and James; sister, Mae Tokunaga. Visitation from 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 3:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
DAVID JOJI KUBOTA, 41, of La'ie, died Aug. 28, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A refrigeration and air conditioning technician. Survived by wife, JoAnn "Kehau"; sons, Kawika, Keola and Kaipo; daughters, Kalehua and Jazzy-Lei Kubota, and Kekai Maiava; father, George; brothers, Allan Kubota, George Costa Jr., Patrick Costa and David Welch; sister, Eunice Tanele. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, La'ie 6th Ward; service 11:30 a.m.; burial at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
KEN KUNICHIKA, 79, of Pa'ia, died Aug. 22, 2003. Born on O'ahu. Line foreman for Maui Electric Co. Survived by wife, Helen; sons, Earl and Dane; brother, Masaru Nakakura; sisters, Sumiko Okazaki, Harumi Kawamura and Betty Koyanagi. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
EDWARD K.W. LEE, 94, of Fountain Valley, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died Aug. 13, 2003. Born in 'Aiea. Attended McKinley High School (class of 1930), United Church of Christ, Judd Street; freight checker for Oahu Railway and Land Co.; retired from insurance department of Fred L. Waldron Ltd. Survived by wife, Florence; daughter and son-in-law, Reinette and Monte Lum of Fountain Valley; grandchildren, Warren Lum of Santa Rosa, Calif., Edward Lum of Irvine, Calif., Glenda Choa of Fountain Valley, Joseph Lum of Buena Park, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Nathaniel, Daniel Lum, Kaylee Choa, Kristen, Brandon and Tyler Lum. Private service.
EDWARD ROBERT LONG JR., 65, of Kihe'i, Maui, died Aug. 26, 2003. Born in Boston. A member of the Mayor's Commission on Persons With Disabilities and the recipient of the Muscular Dystrophy Outstanding Achievement Award. Survived by wife, Sachiko; daughter, Yuuki; brother, Robert; sisters, Nancy Seglin and Jeanne Berrigan. Service and scattering of ashes 9 a.m. tomorrow at Na Kai Ewalu Canoe Club, HoAloha Park, Kahului, Maui. Memorial donations to Muscular Dystrophy Association of Hawai'i. Loose flowers and lei only. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
PETER BUCK PAK LEONG LUM, 84, of Honolulu, died Aug. 26, 2003. Born in Kaka'ako. Retired owner of Lum's Auto Painting. Survived by wife, Florence; daughters, Jo Ann Lee, Sandra Lum and Janice Werner; son, Danny; two granddaughters; brothers, Herbert and James; sisters, Alice Loo, Marge Lau and Betty Lusk. Visitation 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.
WILLIAM "BILL" M. MAHI, 93, of Waipahu, died Aug. 22, 2003. Born in Honoka'a, Hawai'i. Retired Oahu Sugar Co. supervisor, Waipahu pump department; retired state custodian. Survived by daughters, Elizabeth Hammack, Barbara Helenihi, Loretta Spencer, Laverne "Lani" Matanane and Cecilia "Chila" Sasaki; 27 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson. Visitation 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ZANE TERUMASA MIYASHITA, 47, of Mountain View, Hawai'i, died Aug. 11, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A bartender. Survived by daughter, Lillian; brother, Glenn; sister, Nadine Ho. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
TIANA KAOHULANI "TITA" NAIPO, 17, of Honolulu, died Aug. 26, 2003. A student. Survived by grandmother and caregiver, "Granny" Karen Rowe; father, Kamakapu; mother, Karen Rowe; brothers, Kaulana Rowe, Dwight "Mana Boy" Naipo, Kainoa Naipo and Kaleo Naipo; sisters, Darrah Rowe, Tiare Caldwell and Kulia Naipo; grandmother, Eliza Naipo. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 8 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.
THERESA "NANI" KANANIONALANI NELSON, 59, of Fairfield, Calif., died Aug. 26, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Raised in Waimanalo. A 1962 graduate of Kailua High School. Survived by husband, Roy; sons, Terry Cabana and Bascum Nelson; daughter, Shari; brothers and sisters, Larry Kalua, Brent Kalua, Dorothy Keawehu, Wayne Cabana, Eugene Cabana, Lorraine Weaver, Alfred Cabana, Hilda Carpenter, Linda DeCoite and Ted Cabana; six grandchildren. Service 1 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cordelia Ward Chapel. Arrangements by Magleby's Oak Park Hills Chapel, Walnut Creek, Calif. (925) 934-6500.
VERNA KUNIYE OLSON, 61, of Honolulu, died Aug. 21, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired typesetter and proofer. Survived by husband, Douglas; daughter, Corlyn Orr; a grandchild; brothers, Richard and Gregg Yamamoto; sister, Grace Takahashi. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
SHIGENO OTSUKA, 88, of Honolulu, died Aug. 26, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived by grandsons, Blaine and Kyle Shimizu; great-granddaughter, Nicole Shimizu. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Private graveside service at Hawaiian Memorial Park at a later date.
ELOISE KEEHUNOHOLANI PEKELO, 77, of Honolulu, died Aug. 27, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired public relations director for Pan American World Airways. Survived by daughters, Rhonda Pekelo and Lehua Pekelo-Stearns; sons, Jon-David Austen, Scott Pekelo and Francis "Mahi" Pekelo; brother, Alfred Karratti Jr.; two grandchildren. Service at a later date. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
STANTYN KAIPO PULA-KUBOTA, infant son of Stanley Pula and Jaimie "Kalehua" Kubota of La'ie, died Aug. 25, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 6th Ward; service 11:30 a.m.; burial at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
SWEETIE FAITH RAMOS, infant daughter of John and Harmony Ramos; died Aug. 18, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Also survived by brother, Jaradhawk; sister, Jaidedmarcelina; grandparents, Dawn Myers and Aster and Claire Ramos; great-grandmother, Leonora De Liso. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
AKIYE SHIMONO, 96, of Waimea, Hawai'i, died Aug. 20, 2003. Born on Hawai'i. Survived by sons, Tatoshi and Osamu Shimono, and Roy Hori; daughter, Lorraine Johiro; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brother, Tatsuo Hori. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
RICHARD K. SOLARI JR., 51, of Kane'ohe, died Aug. 27, 2003. Born in South Boston, Mass. Hawai'i State Hospital registered professional nurse. Survived by wife, Aileen; daughters, Bridget Solomon, Kimberly and Keri Jackson; son, Ricky; two grandchildren; sister, Karen McCabe; brothers, Anthony, Daniel and John Antonelli. Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.
KAZUO SUMIDA, 92, of Kahului, Maui, died Aug. 13, 2003. Born in Hana, Maui. A sugar chemist. Survived by sons, Norman, Brian and Ron; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Yukio and Sandy. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kahului Union Church. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
CYNTHIA MEW GIN SUNADA, 62, of Honolulu, died Aug. 27, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Hawaiian Electric Co.; also employed by Muranaka Environmental and SSFM International. Survived by husband, Kenneth; sons, Clayton, Clinton and Clifton; two grandchildren; mother, Florence Ching. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; cremation to follow. Mass 8:30 a.m. next Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa; inurnment 10 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
YOSHITERU "REX" TAKISHITA, 85, of Kahului, Maui, died Aug. 25, 2003. Born on Maui. Sugar plantation foreman. Survived by brother, Clifford; sister, Winifred Sakamoto. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
WILLIAM C.K. TOM, 75, of Kane'ohe, died Aug. 20, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired civil engineer employed as a naval architect with Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Survived by sons, Robert and David; daughter, Janet Gomes; seven grandchildren; great-grandchild; brothers, Michael, Francis and Joseph; sisters, Violet Mau, Gertrude Pang, Margaret Goo and Miriam Tom. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
RITA ALAYVILLA VILLON, 87, of Hanama'ulu, Kaua'i, died Aug. 20, 2003. Born in Lapog, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired Lihue Plantation field laborer. Survived by daughters, Anunciacion Martinez, Julie Bernades and Mercie Streeter; sons, Floresto, Atelano, Jaime Sr. and Rudy; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at 4868 Laukona St., Hanama'ulu; rosary 8 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. next Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, Kaua'i; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
FERNE WHITMAN, 85, of Honolulu, died Aug. 25, 2003. Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada. Piano and organ teacher. Survived by daughter, Brenda; son, Spencer; five grandchildren. Memorial celebration service 1 p.m. tomorrowat Ala Moana Beach Park at lifeguard station 1-B. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.