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TODD EDWARD ADAMS, 38, of Santa Cruz, Calif., formerly of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Sept. 17, 2003. Born in Santa Cruz. A chef. Survived by wife, Kathryn Czerkies; son, Utah; mother, Diane; sister, Jennifer Jenkins. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
HAZEL HATSUKO AOYAMA, 94, of Honolulu, died Oct. 2, 2003. Born in Koloa, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by son, Glenn; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Goro and Stanley Tanaka; sisters, Myrtle Matsuda and Alice Kawahara. Service noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
BIENVENIDO DELA CRUZ AYAP, 82, of Kurtistown, Hawai'i, died Oct. 7, 2003. Born in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. Retired dump truck driver for the former Puna Sugar Plantation Company. Survived by sons, Felimon and Teodoro; daughters, Juliana Lactaoen, Teofila Corpuz and Carlina Lopez; sisters, Natividad Solomon; 25 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park Ilima Section. Casual attire.
MODESTO "MO" BALLUNGAY, 62, of Waialua, died Oct. 14, 2003. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired transmission maintenance supervisor for GTE Hawaiian Telephone. Survived by wife, Pilar; daughter, Pearla Carter; son, Miles; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; parents, Pedro and Juanita; brothers, Francisco and William; sister, Gloria Erber. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at St. Michael Church; Mass 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Saturday at the church; prayer service 9 a.m.; burial 10 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
WAYNE VALLESTEROS CASTILLO, infant son of Arnel and Mary Grace Castillo, died Oct. 6, 2003. Survived also by grandparents, Edilberto and Angeles Castillo, Andres and Cornelia Vallesteros. Graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
ELMER SEIEI HIGA, 81, of Honolulu, died Oct. 3, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired carpenter. Survived by sons, Kelsey and Steven; daughters, Sandra Araki and Phyllis; five grandchildren. Private service held. No koden (monetary offerings). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
KIKUYO HIGA, 94, of Honolulu, died Oct. 11, 2003. Born in Kuka'iau, Hawai'i. Survived by sons, Robert, George and Edward; daughter, Ethel Miura; sister, Harumi Kawamoto; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
FAY CHIEMI KIYABU, 57, of Kahalu'u, died Oct. 16, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired State of Hawai'i Department of Education clerk typist at Kalaheo High School. Survived by husband, Lawrence; sons, Larson and Laine; sisters, Dorothy Higa and Deborah Toyomura. Visitation 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service noon. No flowers. Casual attire.
ITSUO MAGARIFUJI, 81, of Pa'ia, Maui, died Oct. 11, 2003. Born in Pa'ia, Maui. Self-employed plumber. Survived by wife, Yoshino; son, Earl; daughters, Karen Tanaka and Gail Nakamae; brother, Mac; sister, Masami Yonemoto; six grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
TOSHIO MATSUYAMA, 83, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died Oct. 18, 2003. Born in Hanama'ulu, Kaua'i. Owner/manager of T & H Service Ltd. and Beach Boy Rent--A-Car. Survived by wife, Akiyo; sons, Warren and Neal; daughters, Susan Nakagawa, Marsha Nishimura and Gail Sakai; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Sueo. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Lihu'e Hongwanji Mission; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.
HINAYO MITO, 98, of Honolulu, died Oct. 8, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Alex and Frank; daughter, Hilda Klenske and Eunice Ohama; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Shigeru Kanayama. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
MATSUE K. MORIKAWA, 83, of Waimea, Kaua'i, died Oct. 16, 2003. Born in Kekaha, Kaua'i. Retired kitchen helper at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. Survived by husband, Muggsy; sons, Ross and Ken; daughter, Jan Fujimura; caregiver /granddaughter, Renette Fujimura; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers Takeo, Nobuo and Yoshi Kubota; sister, Michie Tanaka. Visitation 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Waimea Honpa Hongwanji; service 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.
YASUKO GRACE NAKAMURA, 74,of Hilo, Hawai'i, formerly of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died Oct. 12, 2003. Born in Tokyo, Japan. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Kenji; sons, Edward and Ronald; daughter, June Walz; brothers, Koji and Kiyoshi Oku; sister, Masako Hamauzu; two grandchildren. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Puna Hongwanji Mission; service 4 p.m. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
EVELYN CHIZUE OYA, 67, of Waipahu, died Oct. 15, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired dental assistant for Dr. Roy Mabe. Survived by sons, Aaron and Reid; four grandchildren; mother, Yurie Yamaguchi; brother, George Yamaguchi; sisters, Frances Yamaguchi, Elaine Shitabata and Jean Chun. Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m.
THOMAS TENG SANG PANG, 82, of Honolulu, died Oct. 8, 2003. Born in Waipahu. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee. Survived by wife, Beatrice; son, Reginald; daughter, Beverly Wong; sister, Esther Lau and Peggy Liu; three grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service noon; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ELSIE KALEINANI BROWN PUCHALSKI, 61, of Honolulu, died Sept. 9, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired Waikiki Beach Marriott Resorts pbx operator. Survived by sons, Ralph Jr., Joseph and Stanley; daughters, Debra Stiel and Elva Lozano; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, George and Samuel Brown and Raymond Kawai'ae'a; sisters, Bernice Cabral, Charlotte Kahahawai and Charlene Geller. Service 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Kailua Assembly of God; interment to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hites Funeral Home, Henderson, Nev.
HILIP CAOMIRAN SAPLAD, 71, of Kahului, Maui, died Oct. 8, 2003. Born in Waipahu. Electrician with the Los Angeles Times. Survived by wife, Lillian; son, Christopher; daughters, Andrea Macapinlac, Thalia and Jennifer; brother, Andres; sisters, Lucia Alapag and Corazon Kasper; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
JONAH KE'ALI'I GASSAWAY SCHWEITZER, stillborn infant of Kenneth "Sonny" Schweitzer Jr. and Michele Gassaway, of Kailua, died Oct. 15, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived also by grandparents, Kenneth "Butch" Schweitzer Sr., Faynette Cantere Stadtman, Rita Gassaway and James Gassaway; great-grandparents, Amelia and James Cruz, Consorcia Pikini and Edward Cantere Sr. Visitation 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 1 p.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Lei and flowers welcome. Casual attire.
CAROLYN KAUIOKALANI TAITANO, 55, of Honolulu, died Oct. 12, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired Post Exchange buyer for the U.S. Army and Air Force worldwide. Survived by sister, Dolores DeLima and Rose Weaver; brother, Joseph. Visitation 8 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 9 a.m.; burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire.
CARLOS ARMANDO VELA, 52, of Kailua, died Oct. 14, 2003. Born in San Salvador, El Salvador. Owner of Jasmine Gardening. A magician performing as "Aloha Magic of Carlos Armando". Survived by wife, Cecelia Vela-Bailey; daughters, Alicia, Nicole and Marissa Vela-Bailey; sisters, Erlinda Miller and Delmey Ayala. Celebration of life 6 p.m. Sunday at Kaneohe Yacht Club. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. Donations may be made to the Cecelia Vela-Bailey Fund, Bank of Hawaii, 'Aikahi Branch, 25 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kailua, HI 96734. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.