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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, December 25, 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.

CHIKANO NISHIMURA ADACHI, 94, of Honolulu, died Dec. 16, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Marion Jane Sakurai and Kathleen; grandson, Michael Sakurai. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

LARRY LORITO BALBARINO, 66, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Dec. 21, 2003. Born in Hanama'ulu, Kaua'i. A manager for Transportation Security Agency at Hilo Airport; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by companion, Karrie Butler; sons, Michael and Larry; daughter, Kimberly Ann May; stepson, Anthony Ganir; mother, Melitona; sister, Lorena Aranio; brothers, Patrick "Pudgie" and Melvin; eight grandchildren. Visitation 4 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home; service 5 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 12:15 p.m.; cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hilo Bay Front Beach Park. Cut flowers or lei welcome. Casual attire.

SHELDON L. BRADY, 87, of Honolulu, died Dec. 22, 2003. Born in California. Retired. Survived by wife, Maniko; sons, Louis, Berry and Patrick; daughter, Eve. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

JULIE M. BRAIG, 79, of Honolulu, died Dec. 20, 2003. Born in New Jersey. Member of Star of the Sea Parish, Newcomers Club and Catholic Women's Guild. Survived by brother, Matthew; sons, Bob and Bill; daughter, Brenda Chidley; five grandchildren. Rosary 7 p.m. Friday at Star of the Sea Church. Mass 11 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. No flowers. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

MARY ELLEN BRENNAN, 94, of Kailua, died Dec. 12, 2003. Born in Chicago, Ill. Retired administrative assistant for the Chicago Public School System. Survived by son, Thomas; brother, William McDonough; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

NOLAN EUGENE DINGMAN SR., 70, of Hawthorne, Fla., died Dec. 22, 2003. Born in Jacksonville, Fla. A longtime Honolulu resident and a ballet master. Survived by wife, Loretta; children, Lesa Kelley, Gaylan Weavil, Nolan Dingman Jr., Lynn Shuman, Derik Dingman and Chad Dingman; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Mass 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Hawthorne, Fla. Memorial donations to Hospice of the Lakes, 6400 St. John's Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

KENNETH STANLEY DRAVES, 87, of Honolulu, died Dec. 23, 2003. Born in Waterloo, Iowa. Retired Rath's Meat Packing Co., Waterloo, forklift operator. Survived by sons, Ronald and Jerry; brothers, Dale, Duane and Lyle. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

KEVIN DEAN FRANCISCO, 53, of Makawao, Maui, died Dec. 19, 2003. Born in Iowa. Survived by parents, Maurice and Mary; sister, Carol; brother, David. Private family service. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

SIONE JENNINGS, 75, of 'Aiea, died Dec. 12, 2003. Born in American Samoa. Survived by wife, Mina; sons, Sione, Ielu, Sinafoa, Tavita, Kilimi and Tanielu; daughters, Noanoa Tagaloa, Loraine and Fuamoli Jennings and Malata Taaga; 27 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Akuso; sister, Lupe Kitisene. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

SATSUKO KANAYAMA, 88, of Honolulu, died Nov. 25, 2003. Born in Ho-nolulu. Retired housekeeper for Pagoda Hotel. Survived by husband, Shigeru; sons, Stephen Kanayama and John Miyamasu; daughter, Carol; five grandchildren; great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

JOHN YOSHITO KAWAFUCHI, 85, of Kane'ohe, died Dec. 22, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired sales manager for the AMFAC drug division. Survived by wife, Jean; daughters, Amy Smith and Diane Lum; four grandchildren; brother, Roy; sisters, Elsie Hiyane and Doris Watanabe. Visitation from 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

DANTE MAKOA KOLOMONA KIHIKIHI-GALARZA, infant son of Denise Galarza and Franklin Arthur-Kihikihi, of O'ahu, died Dec. 14, 2003. Survived by brothers, Dennis-Michael "Keola," Clement "Ekolu" and Kenzington "Makana" Galarza, Ikaika, Laakea and Kyle Arthur; sisters, Kashington Galarza and Leimana Arthur; grandmother, Gladys Arthur; great-grandmother, Mildred Galarza; great-great-grandfather, John Naeole. Visitation 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

ALBERT KOON LOO "ROSS" LUKE, 88, of Honolulu, died Dec. 20, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A sales representative for Servco Hawaii. Survived by wife, Jacqueline-Kuuleialoha; son, Mark-Alapaki; daughter, Alberta-Nani; brother, Kenneth; sister, Nancy Siu; three grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kailua Beach Park; scattering of ashes to follow. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

WILSON RIKUO NASU, 80, of Honolulu, died Dec. 9, 2003. Born in Waimea, Kaua'i. Retired electronic technician. Survived by wife, Hatsuko; son, Riki; daughter, Naomi; brothers, Sakao, George, Nobuo, Stephen and Shinhichiro; sisters, Shinhachiro Nasu and Teiko Nagamine. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

ROBERT CURTIS NICHOLS, 82, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died Dec. 19, 2003. Born in Cranston, R.I. Retired manager/owner of the family business, Payless Cashway Lumber. Survived by son, David and Keith; sister, Barbara Kearns; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

CELESTINE "SALLY" PATENIO, 75, of Wahiawa, died Dec. 13, 2003. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Survived by husband, Silverio "Pete"; daughters, Claudia Ignacio, Phyllis Dilwith Sr., Davelyn Lindsey and Christy Kiyan; sisters, Mildred "Dindy" Branco, Betty Jane "Nina" Kamehaiku, Norma "Tootsie" Fergerstrom and Thelma "Tee" Kidd; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrow Church; Mass noon; interment 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

ABRAHAM "ABE" RIGLOS RABARA JR., 79, of Kihei, Maui, died Dec. 21, 2003. Born in San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A field worker for Wailuku Sugar Company. A dishwasher for Kihei Prime Rib House. Survived by wife, Isabelita "Mele"; children, Abraham Rabara Jr., Abilene Fernandez, Roxanne Rabara, Dale Rabara, Marvin Rabara and Marlon Rabara; brothers, Guillermo and Fernando; 22 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service over the urn 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel; burial 2:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

NELSON M. SHREVE, 85, of Kailua, died Dec. 21, 2003. Born in New York. Retired advertising copywriter. Survived by wife, Lucille; hanai son, Joey. Cremation. Service pending. Donations to charity of choice. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

CHARLES F. STEPHAN, 65, of Kailua, died Dec. 18, 2003. Born in Minnesota. Retired pilot with TWA and American Airlines. Survived by wife, Sydney; sons, Curtis, Charles Jr. and Kevin; daughter, Julie Cleary; brother, Phil; nine grandchildren. Private family service. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

PABLO TORIBIO SR., 76, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Dec. 19, 2003. Born in Onomea, Hawai'i. Retired Mauna Kea Sugar Co. welder; and retired U.S. Army, 20th Battalion, 299th Infantry Division, first sergeant; and retired from Army National Guard. Survived by wife, Elizabeth; sons, Pablo Jr., Elroy, Wardner Kanaka'ole, and Alfred and Alson Pestrello; daughters, Roxanne Tobibio-Raymond, Yolanda Ishii, Lola Wakida and Aldene White; sister, Juanita Tubera; brothers, Florentino and Fabian; 32 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at East Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery No. 2. No flowers. Casual attire.

TANIO YASUDA, 78, of 'Aiea, died Dec. 22, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A mason retired from Associate Masons. Survived by wife, Harriet; sons, Carlton and Erik; a grandchild; sisters, Harumi Masaki and Shigeko Yoshimura. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.