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PAUL "BRADDAH PAUL" K. AH YO JR., president of Creative Holidays/Travel Resources Unlimited, died Friday of a heart attack. He was 54. See story.
LADISLAUS ROGER PIWOWARSKI retired in March 2002 with nearly 44,000 hours of volunteer service to the Honolulu Police Department as a reserve officer for 51 years. He died Wednesday at age 85. See story.
WALTER W. ARMOUR, 85, of Kane'ohe, died Oct. 10, 2003. Born in Philadelphia. Owner of Trio Tire Service. Former executive director of Goodwill Industries of Hawaii. Survived by daughter, Linda Wakayama; hanai son, Alvin Wakayama; brother, Jerry. Private service. Donations may be made to the Goodwill Industries of Hawaii or St. Francis Hospice. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
THERESA ABRIL BETTERS, 69, of Honolulu, died Oct. 4, 2003. Born in Kona, Hawai'i. Retired executive secretary. Survived by daughters, Joanie Dalton, Brenda Schott, Michelle and Collette; sons, John Palimoo and Frank Lemieux; eight grandchildren, brothers, Narciso, Joseph, Alfonso and John Abril; sisters, Marcy Akao, Marie Abril, Vicky Yanagawa, Monica Layman, Mary Bentley, Dora Scarr, Candida Felts and Pauline Butters. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine's Church, Waikiki; Mass 10 a.m. Service and inurnment Oct. 25 at St. Benedict's Painted Church, Honaunau. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
Command Sgt. Maj. JAMES D. BLANKENBECLER, 40, of Fort Hood, Texas, formerly of Schofield Barracks, was killed in action Oct. 1, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq, while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Born in Arlington, Va. Survived by children, Amanda Villalobos, Joseph Morales and Jessica; parents, Lowell and Joanne; brother, Jeff. Services Thursday in Texas; interment later at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Arrangements by Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Killeen, Texas.
LEWIS J. EMERSON, 81, of Honolulu, died Oct. 3, 2003. Born in Korea. World War II U.S. Army veteran. Retired battalion chief with Honolulu Fire Department. Survived by wife, Nora; five children. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
LLOYD EARL ENNOR, 65, of Honolulu, died July 5, 2003. Born in Corvallis, Ore. A Cummins Diesel engineer. Survived by wife, Anne; son, Scott; daughter, Maile Marino; sister, Lorena Woronuk; two grandchildren. Services 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church; scattering of ashes at sea from Hawaii Yacht Club 3:30 p.m.; celebration of life to follow.
LORETTA JEAN GLIMANE, 67, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died Oct. 5, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Antonio; sons. Anthony and Alvin; daughter, Laverne Une and Valerie Santiago; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Paradise Park Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses; service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
JEAN T. KAGIMOTO, 84, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Oct. 5, 2003. Born in Denair, Calif. A homemaker; and member of Kamana Gateball Club. Survived by brothers, George and Bill Sueoka. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Friday at Church of the Holy Cross; service 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
JOSEPH "JOE" KAMALI JR., 58, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, formerly of Nanakuli, died Oct. 6, 2003. Born in Honolulu. An electrician and mechanic. Survived by son, Keith; stepsons, Clarence Honda, and Daniel, Slade and Milton Baldomero; stepdaughter, Tanya Freitas, Capucine Mendes and Coral Baldomero; brother, Montell; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday at Puka Pants Beach, Nanakuli; scattering of ashes at sea to follow. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo, Hawai'i.
VIOLET LIMA KAMANO, 82, of Waimanalo, died Oct. 8, 2003. Born in Puko'o, Molokai. Retired packer for Dole Cannery Company. Survived by sons, James, Joseph Jr. and Leroy; daughters, Ivy Nuuhiwa, Gwen Keuma, Kappy Nolan, Karen Luberts, Violet and Teri; brothers, William Jr., Alexander and David Lima; sisters, Helen Kuroda, Mae Parrish and Marjorie Jordano; 39 grandchildren; great-grandchildren five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
WOO YOUNG "PETER" KANG, 78, of Honolulu, died Oct. 8, 2003. Born in Seoul, Korea. A retired dry cleaning company owner. Survived by wife, Agnes; sons, Douglas, Chouk Jang and Daniel; daughters, Theresa Lau, Lisa Ho and Diane Howell; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation also 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church; Mass 11:30 a.m.; luncheon to follow; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
NADINE LANI KAPONO, 68, of Honolulu, died Oct. 6, 2003. Born in South Kohala, Hawai'i. Manager of a travel agency. Survived by husband, Clement; son, Kalani; brothers, James and Valentine Mersberg; grandchild. Visitation 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel; celebration of life noon. Aloha attire. Donations may be made to St. Francis Hospice Center. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
JOHN YOHANN LEE, 77, of Honolulu, died Sept. 29, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired aircraft engine inspector for Hickam Air Force Base. Survived by brother, Paul; sisters, Clara Manke and Eleanor; four nieces; five nephews; grandchildren. Visitation 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11:45 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
JOHN A. "A KUNG" LOW JR., 85, of Kailua, died Oct. 7, 2003. Born in Pepe'ekeo, Hawai'i. Retired Hawaiian Electric Co. power plant chief, Honolulu; and member, Royal Order of Kamehameha. Survived by wife, Verna; children, John, Calvyn, Gerrianne Perreira, Griffith and Michael; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Earl and Clement; sisters, Agnes Mendonca and Geraldine Carvalho. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Private graveside service. Aloha attire.
DAWN Y.L. LUTTRELL, 69, of Wai'anae, died Sept. 29 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired from International Supply. Survived by daughter, Dawn "Shuilun" Tavares; grandson, Aina Tavares; brothers, Harry, Edmund and Kenneth Mau; sisters, Edith "Lani" Pavao, Lurline Mau and Vancia Coelho. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary; prayer service 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
LARRY KAZUTO MIURA, 98, of Honolulu, died Oct. 11, 2003. Born in Hiroshima, Japan. Retired owner /plumbing contractor for K. Miura Plumbing Inc. Survived by sons, Bernard "Barney" and Wallace "Wally"; daughters, Dorothy Miura and Ruth Tsumoto; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
JAMES TOKUICHI NAKASONE, 80, of Kane'ohe, died Sept. 30, 2003. Born in Kona, Hawai'i. Retired Grace Pacific Inc. heavy equipment mechanic. Survived by sons, Hugo, Paul and Bruce; daughter, Sonya Allen; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, George. Service 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
ELVIRA RARAS PAA, 48, of Anaheim, Calif., formerly of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died Sept. 30, 2003. Born in the Philippines. Orange Country Flood Control, Anaheim, secretary. Survived by husband, Carlos; son, Carl; daughter, Aimee; mother, Paz Raras; brothers, Wilfredo, Adolfo and Jon-Erik Raras; sisters, Yolanda Bartolome, Edna Noval, Emilie Domingo and Olivia Pereyra. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pahoa; service 7 p.m.; rosary and all-night vigil to follow. Visitation also 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow in church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo, Hawai'i.
AGAPITO "PETE" PASCUA, 79, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died Oct. 4, 2003. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Retired Hickam Air Force Base airplane mechanic. Survived by wife, Shizue; sons, Gary and Paul; daughter, Mariko Jones; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Salvador "Greg" and Vicente "Robert" Guting; sisters, Leona Whitehead and Philomina "Mina" Correa. Service 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Honolulu. Aloha attire.
IRENE P. PIERCE, 59, of Choctaw, Okla., formerly of Kane'ohe/Kahalu'u, died Oct. 4, 2003. Survived by husband, Guy; son, Conrad Sonoda; daughters, Gwen Laride, Mel Moleta and Pikake Hauki; brother, Wayne Santos; sisters, Urlamae Avelino, E. U'ilani Santos and Sandra Pedro; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation and memorial service 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kane'ohe Third Ward. Private inurnment. Casual attire. Arrangements by Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home, Del City, Okla.
JOHN LIZARES SANTANA, 97, of Kahalu'u, Hawai'i, died Oct. 10, 2003. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Retired coffee farmer. Former City & County Highway Department employee. Survived by sons, John Jr., Steven, Jeffery and Casey; daughters, Eppefania Brown, Elizabeth Le Dune, Olivia Hebler, Judy, Susannah Pacheco and Ruth Berinobis; sister, Bessie Pabilona; 32 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation and fellowship 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Holualoa Imin Center; visitation 9 a.m.; service 10 a.m. Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.
FRANK "FRANKIE BOY" SOUZA III, 32, of Weldman, Mich., formerly of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Oct. 5, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A sawmill operator. Survived by son, Ikaika Souza-Kamakea; mother, Florence; brother, Karl Kahoonei; sisters, Jaynel Aldana and Sherrie Veriato; grandfather, Frank Sr. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 11 a.m.; cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.
FREDERICO TOMAS, 75, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Oct. 3, 2003. Born in Onomea, Hawai'i. Mauna Kea Sugar Co. tractor operator. Survived by wife, Marina; son, Fred; brothers, Pablo, Edward, Alfred, Julio, Jaime, Gilbert and Rafael; sisters, Rosalina Hamphill, Helen Latorre and Rose Maikui. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. to noon Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo; Mass 12:15 p.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Hilo. Casual attire.
PETER BLAINE VAN STEINBURG, 55, of Kane'ohe, died Oct. 9, 2003. Born in Hollywood, Calif. A salesman and entrepreneur. Survived by wife, Beverly; son, P. Craig; two grandchildren; hanai daughter, Nancy; brothers, Cary and Phillip. Service pending. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
FLORENCE LOKINELOLA WASHBURN, 86, of Kailua, died Oct. 11, 2003. Born in Ka'u, Hawai'i. Former trucking company owner. Survived by sons, Wayne and Frank; daughters, Margaret Wailehua and Pearl Feller; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; stepson, George; brothers, Lloyd, Henry and Nalani Kaapana; sisters, Violet Kaapana, Margie McPhearson and Laverne Victor. Graveside service 3 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
ELIZABETH COELHO YINGST, 80, of Makakilo, died Oct. 9, 2003. Born in Makawao, Maui. Survived by sons, Kenneth and David; daughters, Debbie Carcamo; brothers, Edward "Sonny" and Jerry Coelho, and Ernest and Roger Sanchez; sisters, Lucille "Lucy" Ferriera, Irene Tam, Ruth Duran, Nora Ferriera and Marie "Evelyn" Lelepali; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Interment 10:30 a.m. Friday at Schofield Post Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire.