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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, June 12, 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.

JAMES SYLVESTER ARMSTRONG JR., 73, of Honolulu, died June 7, 2003. Born in Illinois. Retired from Douglas V. MacMahon Ltd. Survived by wife, Nina; sons, Brian and Travis; grandson. Visitation 8 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church; Mass 9 a.m.; burial 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. 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. June 21 at Kahikuonalani United Church of Christ. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

LOUISE CANCEL BECERA, 88, of Kailua, died June 5, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired Tripler Army Medical Center nurse. Survived by daughter, Kathleen Dijos; sons, Joseph Jr. and Frederick; sisters. Frances Angelica and Rose Graham; brother, Christopher Cancel; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchild. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10:15 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

ARTHUR CHONG KEE, 78, of Kahului, Maui, died June 9, 2003. Born in Paia, Maui. Retired electrician with Kahului Trucking & Storage. Survived by sons, Roy and Ricky; daughter, Joanna; brothers, Eddie, Lawrence "Tiki," Kenneth and Ronald "Jojo"; sisters, Mabel Leong and Bernice Mau; grandchild. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

YUEN SEK "WALLACE" CHUN, 80, of Kane'ohe, died June 5, 2003. Born in Canton, China. Marine electrician at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Dillingham Shipyard. Survived by wife, Annie; sons, Douglas and Darrell; daughters, Beverly Ann Mercado, Debralee Cacatian and Susan Yost; grandchildren; Wesley, Kawika Mercado, Selina Yost, Chris and Curt Cacatian, KristiAnn and Jennifer Mercado; great-granddaughter, Kiara; brothers, Walter, Joseph, Alfred, Samuel and Francis Ching; sisters, Florence Kam, Shirley Young and Eleanor Lau. Visitation and Taoist service 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

JOSE FORTUNO, 79, of Honolulu, died June 12, 2003. Born in Wahiawa. Survived by wife, Betty Kam; sons, Larry and Roy; daughter, Claire Kam; brother, Artemio, Esteban and Roberto; grandchildren, Jason, David, Christopher, Charlene, Stacey and Aubrey. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

JOHN KAIMI KAUPIKO, 76, of San Francisco, died Dec. 24, 2002. Born in Miloli'i, South Kona, Hawai'i. Merchant marine. Survived by sisters, Sarah Ruis, Mary Smith, Winona Tahara and Naomi Naipo; brothers, Ceno and Willie. Condolences may be sent to Sarah Kaupiko Ruis, P.O. Box 152, Captain Cook, HI 96704. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

GEORGE KAORU KIKUCHI, 72, of Honolulu, died June 7, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife; two sons; sister; brother. Service 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

FRANCISCO PONCE LAFITA SR., 100, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 31, 2003. Born in Calumpit, Bulacan, Philippines. Retired owner of the former Kababayan Store in Hilo; employed at Castle Medical Center. Survived by wife, Felicia; son, Frank Jr.; brother, Albert Batalia; grandson, Mark; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 6 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

GERALDINE BEAR LONG, 86, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died May 31, 2003. Born in Marshall, Mo. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Terry and Kendall; daughter, Toni Leon; sister, Olive Sloan; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

BRYAN WILHELM MAGLINTI, 45, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died June 9, 2003. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. Self-employed in construction and graphic artwork. Survived by parents, Alex Sr. and Anna; brothers, Darell, Alex Jr., Andy and Carlan; sister, Nolia Fernandes. Visitation 9 to 9:45 a.m. tomorrow at St.Catherine's Church; Mass 10 a.m. No flowers. Arrangements by by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

BRENNAN IKAIKA MAKAOKALANI, 41, of Honolulu, died June 5, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Music sales distributor. Survived by parents, Edward and Helen Wassman; brothers, John Makaokalani and James Carvel; sisters, Natalynn Mahi and Kaleo Aarona. Service and scattering of ashes 10 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Beach Park, Lanikai side of the pavilion. Lei welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

WALLACE SUEWO SAKAUYE, 64, of Honolulu, died June 7, 2003. Born in Hakalau, Hawai'i. A telecommunication specialist at Fort Shafter. Survived by son, Neil; daughter, Debby; mother, Yukie; brothers, Richard, Gregory, Alven and Theodore; sisters, Nobuko Usui, Lea Matsumura, Pauline Higa, Judith Katahira and Ethel Enos. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

NOBORU "PIN HEAD" SHIMABUKU, 82, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died June 6, 2003. Born in 'Ola'a (Kea'au), Hawai'i, Retired office clerk for Puna Sugar Company. Survived by wife, Yaeko; daughters, Olga Hayashi, Dale Nakayama, Velma Adviento and Lynn Ancheta; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Asako Nakamura. Visitation 4 p.m. Sunday at Puna Hongwanji Mission; service 5 p.m. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

ELEANORA 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 Howard Miyashiro; sister, Maytha Sorayama. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

LIZZIE "ELIZABETH" KAHALEKAI TAI HOOK, 83, of Kane'ohe, died May 31, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Member of the Kane'ohe Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survived by sons, James, Wayne and Jerry; daughters, Melinda Yrojo, Elizabeth Higashi, Elsie Frisbee and Francine D'Aprile; hanai son, Bobby Torres; sisters, Elizabeth Kahapea and Virgie Ravelo; 26 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday at Kane'ohe Seventh-day Adventist Church; service 7 p.m. Burial 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

ROBERT ROKURO TAIRA, 79, of Honolulu, died May 29, 2003. Born in Hakalau, Hawai'i. Founder and chairman for King's Hawaiian, Torrance, Calif. Survived by wife, Tsuneko; sons, Curtis, Mark and Vaughn; daughters, Laurene Taira and Stella Miyamura; 11 grandchildren; brother, Richard; sisters, Fusako Shimabukuro, Misao Shimizu and Kiyoko Ching. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

JAY ANTHONY TAYLOR, 63, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died May 18, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived by daughter, Shannon. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

WILLIAM BYFIELD THOMPSON, 78, of Kailua, died June 9, 2003. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Retired U.S. Navy systems analyst. Survived by wife, Janis; daughter, Juli; stepdaughters, Lauren Baxter, Annette and Gail Fouracres, Linda Dillon and Sharon Woreland; stepsons, Steven and James Welch; 10 grandchildren; siblings George and King Thompson and Katherine Pilo. Service over the ashes 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Kailua. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Blood Bank of Hawaii. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

ADAM DECOITO VINCENT, of Wahiawa, died June 5, 2003. Born in Waialua. Survived by daughters, Connie "Kanoe" and Ramona Vincent, and Ouida Vincent-Harvest; son, Adam "Akamu"; five grandsons; granddaughter. Service 10 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.