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ELIZABETH KALILI KAUAHIPAULA, the longest serving pioneer kupuna in the Department of Education's Hawaiian programs, died Sunday after a brief illness. Kauahipaula, who worked until this year in the Waiau Hawaiian Language Immersion Program, was 88. See story.
LENNY Y. ALIKPALA, 61, of Honolulu, died June 7, 2003. Born in Manila, Philippines. Accounting supervisor in the law firm of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert for 17 years. Survived by brother, Judge Federico Jr.; sisters, Ethel Ward, Agnes and Edna. Visitation 5 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Donations may be made in her memory for scholarships. No flowers. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
ALFREDO AURIO SR., 80, of Pearl City, died June 7, 2003. Born in Kahuku. Retired from Dillingham/Young Brothers. Survived by wife, Benita; daughters, Diana Williams and Lynda Kamai; sons, Alfredo Jr., Alexson, Clifford and Marce-Ray; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; sisters, Joan Cambra and Helen Pasatiempo. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at Kahikuonalani United Church of Christ. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
BARBARA GERENE KAY FLANNERY, 53, of Kane'ohe, died June 4, 2003. Born in Wisconsin. Registered E.E.G. nurse at The Queen's Medical Center. Survived by son, Michael; father, Ward; brother, Jerry; sister, Carla Willis. Visitation 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Scattering of ashes 2 p.m. Saturday at Kailua Beach Park near Buzz's Steak House. Lei only welcome.
LILY SHIZUKO GRIBBONS, 86, of 'Aiea, died June 2, 2003. Born in Union Mill, Kohala, Hawai'i. Former licensed practical nurse with Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. Survived by husband, James; granddaughter, Danielle Minaysohi; sister, Kanayo Tanabe; nephews, Richard "Sonny" and Roy Tanabe. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Inurnment at a later date.
KOLBY KUULEIMOMI UI O NALANI ANIU HENDERSON, 9 months, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died June 8, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived by father, Duwayne Aniu; mother, Jackie Henderson; brother, Hunter; twin sister, Kiana; grandmothers, Geraldine Aniu and Helen Henderson. Service 1 p.m. Saturday at Lion's Club Beach Park, 'Ewa Beach. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
SADAKO "SADA" HIGA, 77, of 'Ewa, died June 4, 2003. Born in 'Ewa. Member of Kuba Rosei Kai Club. Survived by brothers, Harry, Jovani "Joe" and Roy; sisters, Elsie, Yoshiko Nakasato, Joen "Haruko" Kaneshiro, Norma, Jean Nishikawa and Jeanette. Visitation 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
EDWARD MORIMITSU KANESHIMA, 84, of Honolulu, died May 26, 2003. Born in Ko'olaupoko, O'ahu. Retired federal public information officer at the U.S. Navy Hospital in Okinawa. Survived by daughter, Eleana Ikeda; sister, Mae Chong; grandson. Visitation 2:15 to 3 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
PAULA IMELDA KAOLOWI, 59, of Kekoa Camp, Papa'aloa, Hawai'i, died June 6, 2003. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Owner of Pik's Homemade Crafts. Survived by husband, Darol; son, Jim Okada; daughters, Darlene Okada and Jasmine Urasaki; sister, Nadina Kauinui; brothers, Kevin and Neal Takei. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 5 p.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Monday at East Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
WILLIAM WAI LUM LEE, 58, of Honolulu, died June 5, 2003. Born in China. Survived by sons, Edwin and Ernest Lee, and Robert Plogger; daughter, Catherine Westgate; parents, York Wan and Cow Yee; brothers, Roland and Jonathan; sister, Rosa Soo; seven grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
ROY HIROMITSU MAEYOSHIMOTO, 56, of Mililani, died June 2, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired Verizon Hawai'i employee. Survived by wife, Linda; sons, Sean and Ryan; brothers, Richard and Ralph; sisters, Gladys Teruya and Carol Ikeda; parents, Stanley and Mildred. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
MANUEL MARTIN, 80, of 'Ewa Beach, died May 23, 2003. Born in Honoka'a, Hawai'i. Retired civil service plumber at Fort Shafter. Survived by sons, Michael and Robert; daughters, Winifred Recamara, Gwendolyn Coelho and Lavern Fox; brother, Clarence; sisters, Loretta Lurbe, Dorothy Andaya and Lavina Baptiste; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchild. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Mauka Chapel; service 10:30 a.m.; committal service 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
WILLIAM PRESTON MCDONALD, 73, of Waimea, Hawai'i, died May 29, 2003. Born in Virginia. Retired mechanic supervisor for the Hamakua Sugar Company and a U.S. Navy and Coast Guard veteran. Survived by wife, Marie; daughters, Roen Hufford and Susan Olsen; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild. No service. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawai'i Funeral Home.
KATHERINE ADRIAN MENDES, 80, of Ahualoa, Hawai'i, died June 8, 2003. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired treasurer/manager of the Honoka'a Community Federal Credit Union. Survived by sons, Clyde, Wayne and Gary; brother, John Adrian; sisters, Aggie Rivie and Theresa Costa; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church; Mass 7 p.m. Casual attire.
LEATRICE HARUE MIYAZAKI, 76, of Wahiawa, died May 24, 2003. Born in Hale'iwa. Member of Hawaii Shigisan Betsuin. Survived by daughters, Diane Puri and Judy; sons, Franklin and Clark; brothers, Wallace and James Isobe. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
YASUO MIZUKAMI, 87, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died June 7, 2003. Born in Hilo. Retired shift supervisor for the former Hilo Sugar Company. Survived by wife, Shizuko; sons, Rodney and Myles; daughter, Arlene; sister, Sadako Uemura; three grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
AGUSTIN MANZANO PASCUA, 88, of Honolulu, died June 6, 2003. Born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired tobacco farmer. Survived by son, Florencio and Pacifico; daughters, Honorata Cuello, Lolita Cabradilla and Corazon Fontanilla; 25 grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 9:15 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church; Mass 9:15 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.
VICTOR POLINTANG, 37, of Hanama'ulu, Kaua'i, died June 8, 2003. Born in the Philippines. Clerk at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Survived by fiance, Rosiel Beltran; son, Mark; father, Pedro; aunt, Carolina; uncle, Banifacio. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. June 19 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Visitation also 9 to 9:45 a.m. June 20 at Holy Cross Church; service 10 a.m. Casual attire.
MICHAEL B. SANSALONE, 58, of O'ahu, died June 7, 2003. Born in New York. Survived by daughters, Jennifer Williams, Regina Dawson and Heather; six grandchildren; parents, Basil and Lena; sister, Grace Howarth. Service to be held in New York. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
GEORGE TSUTOMU SHIROMA, 70, of Pearl City, died June 1, 2003. Born in Kahului, Maui. A chemistry professor at Leeward Community College for 35 years. Survived by wife, Helen; son, Mark; daughter, Kathy; mother, Chiyoko; brothers, Robert and Francis. Celebration of life 3 p.m. Friday at the Leeward Community College Eucalyptus Courtyard. No flowers. Aloha attire.
JOHN K. SMYTHE JR., 69, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died June 2, 2003. Born on Moloka'i. Administrator for correctional center. Survived by wife, Annie; daughter, Clorinda Brede; grandchildren, Jennifer, Kalino and Kaleo; great-grandchild, Kaimana. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. June 20 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Visitation also 9 to 10:45 a.m. June 21 at the mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.
ELEANOR HATSUMI SUR, 65, of Kapolei, died June 2, 2003, Born in 'Ewa. Retired fabric cutter for Garment Factory. Survived by sons, Emmet and Benson; daughter, Allison; mother, Chiyoko Miyashiro; brothers, Harold, Thomas, Paul, Edwin, James and Harold Miyashiro; sisters, Maytha Sorayama. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
GRACE MITSUE TAIRA, 64, of 'Aiea, died June 5, 2003. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. Retired teacher at August Ahrens Elementary School. Survived by husband, Melvyn; sons, Russell and Glen; daughter, Michelle Medeiros; grandchildren, Jarrett and Caitlin; brothers, Richard and Lloyd Shinseki; sister, Iris Shinseki. Visitation 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 5:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
NANEA LEI TOLENTINO, infant daughter of Walter and Sonya Tolentino, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died May 31, 2003. Also survived by brothers, Ivan and Brighson; sister, Harmony; grandparents, Mienrado and Gabriella Tolentino, Stanley and Juliana Shimabukuro, Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawai'i Kai Chapel; service 11:15 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary.
CHARLOTTE ELOISE TREMAINE, 78, of Honolulu, died June 5, 2003. Born in Pennsylvania. Survived by son, Larry Gibbons; two granddaughters; great-grandson; sister, Elizabeth Beauchamp. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
MARIE AVEIRO VIERRA, 86, of Honolulu, died June 6, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Gail Benawa, Roberta Alencastre and Beverly Kaku; eight grandchildren; great-grandchild. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to noon tomorrow at St. Patrick's Church; service noon; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
ADAM DECOITO VINCENT, of Wahiawa, died June 5, 2003. Born in Wai-alua. Survived by daughters, Connie "Kanoa" and Ramona Vincent and Quida Vincent-Harvest; son, Adam "Akamu"; five grandsons; granddaughter. Service 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
MARJORIE KIYONO WASANO, 86, of Honolulu, died June 5, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired pantry cook at The Royal Hawaiian hotel and Ala Moana Hotel. Survived by son, Wade; daughter, Cara Young; sisters, Florence Humphries, Ethel and Eleanor Okamoto and Lea Kashiwa; brothers, Yukio, Iso and George Kashiwa; nine grandchildren; two great-grandsons. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tabernacle; service 11 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.