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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, January 31, 2003


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.

LARRY THEODORE BRIGHTON, 49, of Honolulu, died Jan. 21, 2003. A University of Hawai'i employee; electronics engineer on the Voyager Submarines, Kewalo Basin; and a musician, including with bands such as Midstate Opry, HI Country, and as backup for country stars such as Kitty Wells and Waylon Jennings. Survived by sister, Diane Johnson; son, John LaBeth; daughter, Deanna. Cremation. Disposition of ashes in Oklahoma City, Okla. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

EILEEN M. BRUCE, 78, of Honolulu, died Jan. 24, 2003. Born in Detroit, Mich. Survived by husband, Robert; daughters, Barbara Hulama, Susan Hadley and Linda Bruce; son, Robert III; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; Private scattering of ashes at Kailua Beach. No flowers. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

MATIAS PATINO CABILING, 68, of Honolulu, died Jan. 22, 2003. Born in Surigao, Philippines. Retired plant manager for a private bottling company. Survived by wife, Ester; sons, Robert, Matias III, Roque and William; daughter, Maria Lourdes; 10 grandchildren; brother, Jose; sisters, Maria Leva and Sol Azarcon. Visitation 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary; burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

URSULA VEA DOMINGO, 76, of 'Ewa Beach, died Jan. 24, 2003. Born in the Philippines. A homemaker. Survived by son, Teddy; daughters, Sylvia Villegas, Imelda Dumlao, Mary Fe Eleosida, Sonia Talibong, Leonore Diala and Vinya Manianglung; brothers, Juan, Benedicto, Arsenio and Telesforo Vea; sisters, Epifania Valencia and Elisa Durango; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church; Mass 7 p.m.; burial at a later date in the Philippines. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

ARTHUR ALLAN FUKUMOTO, 64, of Honolulu, died Jan. 27, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired section manager for GTE Hawaiian Telephone Company. Survived by wife, Joana; son, Duane; brother, David. Service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

LINDA J. GOODSPEED, 58, of Hono-lulu, died Jan. 7, 2003. Born in Washington, D.C. Survived by son, Sean; grandson; mother, Yvonne Redmond; brothers, Steve, Chris, Daniel and Sean. Service 5:30 p.m. today at Central Union Church. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

FREDERICK H. HURDMAN, 55, of Lahaina, Maui, died Jan. 26, 2003. Survived by wife, Donna Donza; sons, Josiah and Andrew; daughter, Gina Donza; sister, Anne Chisholm; ex-wife, Caroline Willets. Service at a later date. For information call Josiah Hurdman at (808) 669-8471. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

RICHARD BAILEY "JUNGLE JIM" JIM, 70, of Honolulu, died Jan. 28, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired operator engineer and custodian for Makakilo Elementary School. Survived by wife, Flora; daughters, Stephanie Giron and Winifred Cohen; sons, Melvin Flores and Richard Jim Jr.; brother, Clifford; sister, Reri Kauhane; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

ROBERT ELLIOT LEE, 56 of Honolulu, died Jan. 28, 2003. Born in Honolulu. State Farm Insurance agent. Survived by wife, Karen; daughters, Allison and Jessica; parents, David and Rachel; brothers, Kenward and John; sister, Susan Sako. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

ELEANOR VERONICA KAHIKUONALANI MERSEBURGH MIMS, 64, of Santa Rosa, Calif., died Jan. 18, 2003. Born in Kapa'au, Hawai'i. A nurse, specializing in intensive care nursing. Survived by husband, Robert; children, Sharon, Valerie, Robin Rich and Bari; seven grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Oliver Merseburgh, Carl Merseburgh and Kathleen Paiva. Service held in Santa Rosa. Donations to Young of Heart (Native Hawaiian Programs), 1244 N. School St., Ho-nolulu, HI 96817. Arrangements by Daniels Chapel of the Roses, Santa Rosa.

BESSIE SETSUMI NAGEL, 83, of Ho-nolulu, died Jan. 26, 2003. Born in Honoka'a, Hawai'i. A seamstress. Survived by husband, William; daughter, Sandra Kekahuna and Marie Ballantyne; son, William Jr.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Ernest Kobayashi. Graveside inurnment 9 a.m. tomorrow at O'ahu Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

JOHN ST. SAUVEUR POYEN, 87, of Kihei, Maui, died Jan. 26, 2003. Longtime oil and gas industry executive. Survived by wife, Betty; son, Jock; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. Feb. 11 at Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Maui. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary, Maui.

LETICIA BALALA SAMPAGA, 60, of Honolulu, died Jan. 14, 2003. Born in Luna, La Union, Philippines. Survived by brothers, Prescillano and Avelino Balala. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at the mortuary; service 8:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

RAYMOND SMITH, 44, of Wai'anae, died Jan. 25, 2003. Born in Atlanta, Ga. A warehouseman for Paradise Beverage. Survived by wife, Juanita; sons, Michael and Isaiah; daughter, Melissa; brother, Nathaniel; sisters, Martha Johnnie and Shirley. Visitation 6 to 9 a.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Interment at Kennedy Memorial Garden, Ellenwood, Ga. Casual attire.

WAH-CHAN THOM, Chinese community leader, founder of Honolulu's Narcissus Festival and a man who embodied the virtues of learning, business and culture, died Wednesday at age 102. He is survived by his brother Wah-Hui; sisters Ruth Au and Florence Chiau; daughters, Lois Mui and Adele Chang; son Roland; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.Visitation will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, followed by a service at 5 p.m., and interment at 11 a.m. Friday Feb. 7 at Manoa Chinese Cemetery. The family requests no flowers.

RESTITUTO "RUSTY" C. ULEP, 52, of Waialua, died Jan. 17, 2003. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Employee of the Waialua Sugar Company for 25 years. Survived by wife, Irma; daughters, Leah and Marcelle; mother, Margarita; brothers, Mauricio and Silverio. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Church; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

OLOTELE VAOLO, 56, of Waipahu, died Jan. 19, 2003. Born in American Samoa. Survived by wife, Eleni; sons, Faalata and Alvin; daughters, Helen Felise, Leiloa and Chantel; mother, Fetalaiga Lauti; brothers, Aisoi Lualemaga, Leatoa Lauti and Penitito; sisters, Akenese Pomale, Anna Solia, Malae Roberts and Pupula; nine grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Mount Church; Mass 6 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m . Thursday at the church; service 11:30 p.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

BERNARD VAUSE, 86, of Waimanalo, died Jan. 25, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired dairyman and owner of Vause's Dairy. Survived by wife, Mae King; son, Vernon; daughters, Virginia Montoya and Bernadette "Bernie" Baker; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Charles; sisters, Eunice Tavares and Laura Moniz. Visitation 9 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. George Church, Waimanalo; Mass 10:45 a.m.; luncheon to follow; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

WILLIAM SIDNEY "BONY" WATSON, 83, of Kailua, died Jan. 22, 2003. Born in Big Sandy, Texas. Retired Pacific Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pearl Harbor professional mechanical engineer. Survived by son, Richard; daughters, Lynda and Lori; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Donations may be made to Hospice Hawai'i. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

EDWIN KAHAKUPOOLANI WISE SR., 73, of Wai'anae, died Jan. 25, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired from U.S. Army. Member of the Disabled American Veterans. Survived by wife, Evelyn; sons, Anthony, Edwin, David, Travis and Michael Burnett; daughters, Bernadette Kovalsick, Edwina Kalaola, Delphine, Shantel and Edwina Whitney; mother, Kazuoka; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Milton, Lee, James, Danny and John; sister,Nancy. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.