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STEVE HIRANO, a well-known political strategist, lobbyist and marketing professional, died Friday at his home. Hirano, 57, died of cancer. See story.
FELIZA DADULLA DUYAO ARKANGEL, 79, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died Dec. 17, 2003. Born in 'Ola'a, Hawai'i. Retired from American Savings and Loan Association; and volunteer community group and church pianist. Survived by husband, Carmelito; daughter, Suzanne Hogan; sons, Anos, Vincent, Dominic, Carmelito Jr. and Robert; brothers, Benjamin and Philip Duyao; sister, Dominga Real; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Puna Congregational Christian Church, Kea'au; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo, Hawai'i.
LILY LUM CHING, 91, of Honolulu, died Dec. 15, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired U.S. Army accounts payable supervisor. Survived by daughter, Verna Kamana; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Daisy Lam and Sally Apana. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Friday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church; Mass 11:30 a.m.; burial 2:30 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
EULALIA LORENZO DOMINGO, 76, of Waipahu, died Dec. 11, 2003. Born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired school teacher. Survived by sons, Cedito and Leighton; daughters, Helen Campos, Janet Dangoy and Marites Untalan; nine grandchildren; sisters, Nomancia Lorenzo, Rosalinda Rupisan and Fernanda Duldulao. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Church, Waipahu; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
KYONG AE ESCORPESO, 39, of Honolulu, died Dec. 15, 2003. Survived by husband, Paul; sons, Tony and Yen; daughters, Jasmin, Sonya and Penny; parents, Je Young Jun and Won Ja Kwon; brother, Kisuk Jun. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Graveside service 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
JOSEFA MELCHORA GAOIRAN, 94, of Honolulu, died Dec. 14, 2003. Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by sons, Artemio, Alfredo and Florencio; daughters, Irene and Rosita; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Kalihi; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
ROBERT W. GRANTHAM JR., 46, of Kailua, died Dec. 12, 2003. Born in Philadelphia. Survived by daughter, Katrina; parents, Robert Sr. and June; sisters, Joy Berentes and Ruth O'Connell; brother, Carl. Graveside service 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
FRANCIS MANABU HATANAKA, 73, of Honolulu, died Dec. 13, 2003. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Retired educator. Survived by wife, Jean; sons, Dwight and Peter; daughter, Robin Kawamura; sister, Yuriko Kessner; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
HAZEL TOSHIKO IWASAKI, 70, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Dec. 16, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired Bank of Hawaii senior teller. Survived by sons, Craig and Brad; daughters, Blyth, Dahl Young and Mari Cardines; brother, Ray Inouye; sisters, Lillian Masaki and Evelyn Bravos; seven grandchildren. Private services held. No koden (monetary donations). Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
HIROKO KANEYAMA, 91, of 'Aiea, formerly of Kekaha, Kaua'i, died. Born in Kekaha. Survived by husband, Charles; sons, Alvin, Wayne and Ray; daughters, Linda Takemoto and Lois Tramilla; brothers, Yoshio and Joe Matsukawa; sisters, Yuki Matsukawa, Yuriko Morisato and Sally Kendig; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
PHYLLIS LEINAALA KOLONA, 76, of Honolulu, died Dec. 11, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired Liberty House salesperson. Survived by sons, Peter Pagan Jr. and William and David Pagan; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Cupid "Coney," Francis "Dudi" and James "Jimmy" Pokakaa; sisters, Louise "Tita" Hope and Annabelle "Lina" Palea. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
HENRY TAKITO NAKASHIMA, 80, of Honolulu, died Dec. 1, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired Punchbowl Fender Works Inc. body and fender mechanic. Survived by brothers, Edward, George, Allen and Walter; sisters, Mildred Hashimoto, Jane Ishii, Edna Bonomi, Lillian Hatico and Frances Oda. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
LORNA "CORKY" JEAN OWEN, 69, of Honolulu, died Dec. 13, 2003. Born in Ronan, Mont. Survived by husband, Richard "Dick"; daughter, Deborah Clarke; mother, Melva Hansen; brothers, Walter and Dennis Crawford; sisters, Mae Walchuck, Elsie Repnak and Jerry Jore; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
DAVID GRAHAM PFEIFFER, 69, of Honolulu, died Dec. 17, 2003. Born in Dallas. Retired Suffolk University, Boston, public policy analysis professor; and University of Hawai'i, Center for Disability Studies, teacher. Survived by wife, Barbara, son, Clifford; daughters, Katherine Pfeiffer and Carol Messmore; one grandson; sisters, Priscilla Bruce and Dorothy LaBorde. Memorial service and scattering of ashes pending. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
WINIFRED HIDE SUMIDA, 87, of Honolulu, died Dec. 7, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Dennis and Robert; brother, Noboru Takano; sisters, Helen Shitabata, Florence Hirano and Yaeko Kawamoto. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
RANDAL YASUMASA UYEDA, 44, of 'Aiea, died Dec. 18, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived by parents, Jackie and May; sister, Carol. Visitation 3 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 4 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.