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Maui's first family of volleyball suffered another devastating loss during the weekend. The Quinsaats of Pa'ia, three generations of whom have been involved in the sport, are mourning the loss of MAYMING IRIS QUINSAAT, 45, who died Saturday following a brain aneurysm. See story.
ELIZABETH CURTIS BLAIR, 75, of Kailua, Hawai'i, died July 19, 2003. Born in Clarke County, Miss. Survived by husband, Nelson; daughters, Elizabeth Blair-Morin and Rebecca Harutunian; son, John; one grandchild. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Kailua. Aloha attire. No flowers; donations to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Chelsea Piers, Pier 62, Suite 305, New York, NY 10011. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
SIXTO T. BUTARDO, 84, of Honolulu, died June 29, 2003. Born in Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired C. Brewer & Co., Pahala Kaui Sugar Mill, employee. Survived by wife, Arcadia; daughters, Essie Custodio and Lucrecia Casimiro; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Silverio and Mariano Butardo; sisters, Isidra Butardo and Andrea Artades. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary, East Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.
GREGG NATHANIEL GOUSTIN, 47, of Chiang Mai, Thailand, died April 6, 2003. Born in Minneapolis, Minn. Former English-as-a-Second-Language teacher. Survived by wife, Tomoko; brothers, Ethan and Scott. Graveside inurnment service 2 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
SADAO HAITSUKA, 89, of Kapoho Beach Lots, Kapoho, Hawai'i, formerly of Kane'ohe, died July 17, 2003. Born in Papa'aloa. Retired Haitsuka Brothers Ltd. co-owner. Survived by wife, Minnie; sons, Edmund, Roy, Harold, Milton and Charles; daughters, Kay, Lorna and Miriam; 27 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Henry, Stanley and Jack. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo, Hawai'i.
CHIEKO HIGA, 84, of Kaua'i, died June 21, 2003. Born on Kaua'i. A cook retired from Lihue Plantation. Survived by son, Ross; two grandchildren; sisters, Misao Sasaki and Shizuko Suzuki. Service 2 p.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Aloha attire.
ALICE KALA KAEO, 86, of Honolulu, died July 7, 2003. Born in Kona, Hawai'i. Survived by husband, Charles Jr.; sons Shane and Harrison; aunt, Loretta DeFreis; caregivers, Sauifafo and Claudette Masoli; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel; memorial service 8 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
TSURUKO KOIDE, 89, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died July 10, 2003. Typesetter for Koide Print Shop. Survived by son, Alan; daughter, Y. Judith Hewey; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Kay Takashima and Yaeko Aburamen. Visitation 10 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
CHUNG SUN MA, 82, of Honolulu, died July 16, 2003. Born in Chung Shan, China. Retired cook. Survived by wife, Kit Hing Lee; sons, Shui Shun and Sui Chee; sister, Oi Kwan Ma Lee; five grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; Taoist services; burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers.
JERRY KELI MALLOE, 43, of Honolulu, died June 30, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A musician. Survived by wife, Charmaine; son, Jerry Boy Jr.; daughters, Mary, Tiffany, Jermaine, Maile, Nadia and Chanel; mother, Mary; hanai father, Charles Kaeo; brothers, James "Kimo", Joseph "Joey" and Jeremaiah "Miah"; sisters, Odetta "Lani" Hoomanawanui, Vicky "Malani" Anderson, Betty "Koko" Palakiko and Marilyn Stevens; companion, Napua Carveiro. Visitation 6 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m.
LEONARD MANGUCHEI, 60, of Wailua Homesteads, Kaua'i, died July 17, 2003. Born in Kaua'i. Retired plumber with Local 675. Survived by wife, Marie Silva; daughters, Maryanna and BJ Hodges; granddaughter; mother, Julia; brothers, Leroy and Michael. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m; burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.
RIICHI NODA, 80, of Honolulu, died July 8, 2003. Born on Kaua'i. Retired bookkeeper for Standard Oil Co. Survived by wife, Haruye; sons, Gerald, Barney and Clyde; five grandchildren; brother, Sadaichi; sisters, Setsuko Terui and Sueno Yamamoto. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
GERALD WAYNE SCOFIELD, 60, of Kula, Maui, died July 20, 2003. Born in Tacoma, Wash. A reforestation nursery owner. Survived by wife, Lulu "Pat"; sons, Christopher, Liam Thedford, Reese Thedford and McEvan; daughter, Felicity Womer; brother, Stephen; sister, Susan; first wife, Anne Flynn; one grandson. Memorial service at sunset today at Wailua Nui, Ke'anae, Maui. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
ROBERT "BOB" TOSHIO TANAKA, 81, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died July 15, 2003. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired shift supervisor for Hawai'i Electric Light Co. Survived by wife, Tsuyuko "Peggy"; sons, Randall and Dean; daughter, Grace Tenn; hanai son, Stanley Tanakaya; hanai daughter, Ellen Miyatake; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
CLARA TSURUKO TERUYA, 87, of Kahului, Maui, died July 13, 2003. Born in Waiehu, Hawai'i. Baker/owner of New Maui Bakery. Longtime employee of Noda Supermarket. Survived by sons, Edward and Garner; daughter, Barbara Nagasako; brothers, Kiyoshi and Shigeru Kishimoto, Jin Takamiya and George Uechi; sisters, Kimiko Tengan, Miyoko Kishimoto and Harriet Ito; four grandchildren; great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
COLLEEN LAZENBY WEEKS, 71, of Honolulu, died July 10, 2003. Born in Amarillo, Texas. Retired certified nurses' aide/home healthcare worker. Survived by son, Ronald Jones; daughter, Marlene Jones-Skurtu; four grandchildren. Service 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Light of Hope Ministries. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
JOHN E. WILLIAMS, 63, of Honolulu, died July 8, 2003. Born in Virginia. Retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer. Retired Hawaiian Electric Co. environmental scientist. Survived by daughter, Jodi; mother, Barbara; father, John Sr.; brother, Thomas. Scattering of ashes at sea Sunday; boarding begins at 3:45 p.m. at Hawaii Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Hospice Center. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
KIM WISSING, 49, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died July 6, 2003. Born in Roseburg, Ore. First vice president of investments at Prudential Securities, and former vice president of investments at Paine Webber in Hilo. Survived by wife, Diane; son, Chad; parents, Neil and Donna Wissing; brothers, Jeffery and Greg. Visitation 4:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; memorial service 5 p.m. No flowers. Memorial donations to the Hilo AYSO Region 274 Soccer League.
PEPITO IDICA YAGYAGAN, 63, of Waialua, died June 27, 2003. Born in Tepping, Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A general contractor and owner of Yagyagan Builders. Survived by wife, Consuelo; daughters, Carydee Banks, Rowena Dela Cruz and Cheryl; son, Ronald; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Church; Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.