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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 24, 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.

GEORGE KAUHAAHAA AKEO, 79, of Waimanalo, died May 21, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired Hawaii Newspaper Agency pressman. Survived by wife, Mildred; sons, George Jr. and Harold; daughters, Shirley Paoa and Aileen Loyd; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Jennie Meyer. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7:30 p.m. Committal service 1 p.m. Thursday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

EVELYN "SWEETS-GRAMPOOH POOH" KEANUENUE ATIZ, 56, of Mililani, died May 17, 2003. Born in Wahiawa. Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani 2nd Ward. Survived by husband, William; son, William "Kika"; daughters, Kerrie-Lee Forsythe, Renea "Nea" Galeng and Jamie Atiz; eight grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Aloha attire.

HOWARD AH CHONG CHOY, 80, of Pearl City, died May 11, 2003. Born in Pearl City. Retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant. Retired from Pearl Harbor Public Works Center. Survived by brothers, Raymond, Edwin and Frederick; sisters, Alice Choy, Beatrice Tong, Norma Tanabe and Rose Tom. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

MARIA PAZ PAGLINGAYEN FERRER, 66, of Honolulu, died May 13, 2003. Born in Lunec, Malasiqui, Pangasinan, Philippines. Deaconess and pioneer member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo in the Far West. Survived by husband, Antonio; sons, Romulo, Ernesto, Conrad, Johnny and Jimmy; daughters, Sally Marquez, Lisa Garcia and Ana-Marie Marquez; sisters, Fely Estrada, Corazon Cuario and Rose Estabillo; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. next Saturday at the mortuary; service 8:30 a.m.; burial 10 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

ALICE HARUKO GIBO, 76, of Hono-lulu, died May 19, 2003. Born in Wahiawa. Retired as a secretary with the police department of San Mateo, Calif. Survived by daughters, Sanae Gibo and Beverly Louie; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Ted and Shinjo Miyasato; sisters, Ayako Ifuku and Mabel Fenwick. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

EDWARD YOSHIO GOYA, 60, of Honolulu, died May 9, 2003. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Survived by sons, Stanley and Robert; daughter, Cathy; sisters, Dorothy Nagamine, Beatrice Goya and Karin Hikichi; grandchild. Committal service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

VICTORIA "VICKI" KAWAHINEAUKAI GRILHO, 73, of Hale'iwa, died May 12, 2003. Born in Waialua. Survived by sons, Frank Jr., Richard and Robert; brothers, William Ah Let, Lionel, Rudy and Gilbert "Masa" Galapia Sr.; sisters, Shirley Fanning, Mildred Cuaresma and Marilyn "Doting" Shim; 10 grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

ELISABETH JEANNE HAMSTER, 88, of Honolulu, died May 16, 2003. Born in London, England. Retired French teacher at Punahou School. Survived by sister, Gisele Poynter; two nephews; family in France. No service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

EARL KAALA JOHNSON, 87, of 'Aiea, died May 16, 2003. Born in 'Ewa Beach. Survived by nieces, Lani Johnson and Kathleen Litster; nephews, Frederick, Wayne, Hugh, Roger Sr., Jay and David Johnson, and Stephen Litster. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

LANDFORD "LANDY" KAUALANI KIA, 52, of Honolulu, died May 12, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A Realtor; coach at McKinley High School and Punahou School. Survived by Wendy; son, Nate; daughter, Ana Malia; grandson; mother, Henrietta Cypher; stepmother, Lavaina; sisters, Deldrene Mowat, Delphene Corpuz, Connie Beale, Katherine "Kaui" Kipapa and Lorene Kekahuna; brothers, Barney Cypher, Abert, Lamber and Blaine. Prayer service and celebration 3 p.m. Friday at 440 Auwina Place, Enchanted Lake. For more information, call 258-3107 or 228-4067. Lei only. Casual attire. Arrangements by Omega Society Funeral Home.

JOHN KALAMA, 83, of Pearl City, died May 19, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Lily; sons, Robert and John III; daughter, Viola Chu; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

PHILOMINA PIILANI "AUNTY NANI" "PII" MINOR-AKINI-WREGE, 77, of 'Ewa Beach, formerly of Xenia, Ohio, died May 16, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, William and Jona Akina; daughters, Dale Fortney, Eva-Joy Humphreys and Waverlee Wrege; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Peter and Mervin Miner. Service 11 a.m. June 18 at Faith Assembly of God Church, Mililani. Arrangements by Aspen Mortuary, Lincoln, Neb.

RAY "UNCLE RAY" NOBORU NISHIMURA, 52, of Wahiawa, died May 18, 2003. Born in Wahiawa. Journeyman plumber. Survived by companion, Gail Miyamoto; daughters, Denise and Kaci-Lyn; granddaughter. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

PATROCINIA "PAT" CABAGBAG PASION, 82, of Wahiawa, died May 8, 2003. Born in Nanguneg, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Senior companion for the state government. Survived by sons, Reynaldo, Roger, Pedro Jr. and Danilo; daughters, Florencia Ellorin, Remedios Graellos, Leticia Sacular, Virgie Arellano and Imelda Jaectin; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Elai Carranza. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

DOROTHY SIN YONG SHINN-WILLIAMS, 78, of Wahiawa, died May 21, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, George Jr.; daughters, Martha Toler and Dora Irvine; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Henry Shinn; sister, Betty Shiroma. Visitation 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at Schofield Cemetery. Aloha attire.

WILMA MAE SIEMERS, 79, of Westminster, Calif., died May 22, 2003. Born in Jacksonville, Ill. Part-time Maui resident. Survived by daughter, Etta Lynch; sisters, Alberta Christison, Charlotte Zielinski, Henrietta "Toots" Przybyl and Lorrell Santos; brothers, Robert and Clifford Hansen; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; great-great-granddaughter. Private service. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

FRANCES TORRES, 84, of Wai'anae, died May 9, 2003. Born in North Kohala, Hawai'i. Member of the Puerto Rican Association. Survived by sons, Herbert Seda and Elias Jr.; daughters, Rosemarie Martinez, Mary Lou Pratt, Nina May Torres and Marge Rego; sister, Janet Branco; brother, Joseph Velez; 12 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

ROSE AH CHUCK YAM, 92, of Hono-lulu, died May 12, 2003. Born in Ho-nolulu. Survived by sons, Luther and Gordon; daughters, Winona Diego and Laverne "Ipo" Cullen; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.