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JOSEPH R. CARREIRA, 92, of Kane'ohe, formerly of Kalihi, died Dec. 23, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired from the Hawai'i state government. Survived by sons, Rodney and Melvin; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church; Mass noon; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
SERGIA "EDITH" RONOLO DACOSCOS, 82, of Waipahu, died Dec. 23, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Member of Resurrection of the Lord Church; and a Breast Cancer Prevention Trial participant. Survived by daughters, Jovina Canopin and Joanne Madrazo; brothers, Julian "Sonny" and Basilio Ronolo; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; rosary 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Monday at Resurrection of the Lord Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ELNORA GAOIRAN DELA CRUZ, 41, of Lahaina, Maui, died Dec. 3, 2003. Born in Dingrass, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A laundry attendant at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Survived by daughters, Juvelyn and Aerel Joy; mother, Susana Gaoiran; brothers, Amante, Julien and Federico Gaoiran Jr.; sisters, Elvira Vu, Marjorie Madriaga, Leny Gaoiran and Maritess Gaoiran. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ROSE UN YUEN HAMLIN, 80, of Kailua, died Dec. 20, 2003. Born in Kahalu'u. Retired federal government clerk typist. Survived by son, James; brothers, Lawrence and Joseph Tom; sister, Amy Whitaker; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
ELMA LOUISE HAYES, 89, of Huntington, W.Va., died Dec. 25, 2003. Born in Ohio. A retired grocer. Survived by son, Charles; daughter, Joyce Water; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Sunday at Faith Baptist Church, 1230 Kailua Road. Burial at Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
TOSHIE NEYA, 72, of 'Ewa, died Dec. 10, 2003. Born in Okayama, Japan. Survived by sons, Barry and Francis; daughters, Kelly Okada, Eloise Saito and Geraldine Doi; brothers, Shinobu and Kimiomi Kobayashi; sisters, Akie Yamamoto, Chifumi Irie and Yoshimi Horiguchi; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
RUTH MASAKO NOBUNAGA, 90, of Kipapa, died Dec. 15, 2003. Born in Kipapa. A retired seamstress. Survived by son, George Mikami; brother, John Kokubun. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
TAMOTSU TANAKA, 89, of Honolulu, died Dec. 19, 2003. Born in Pahala, Hawai'i. Retired businessman. Survived by wife, Mildred; son, Robert; daughters, Carole Tanaka and Joyce Wong; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
DANIEL CHOKICHI TSUKAYAMA, 90, of Kane'ohe, died Dec. 19, 2003. Born in 'Ewa. A warehouse supervisor retired from Theo Davies. Survived by sons, Robert and Jay; daughter, Ann Yabusaki; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
JOHN G. WHITE, 65, of Honolulu, died Dec. 19, 2003. Born in Iowa. Retired founder and director of Hawaii Food Bank. Survived by wife, Pua; sons, William and Andrew; sisters, Angela O'Neil and Eva Woods. Mainland service. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.