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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, September 11, 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.

ALBERT JOSEPH ALEXANDER, 85, of New York and Honolulu, died Sept. 6, 2003. A retired freight train conductor. Survived by sister, Sybella Merritt. Service to be held in New York. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

ADORACION D. AQUINO, 88, died Sept. 7, 2003. Born in Kilauea, Kaua'i. Survived by children, Peter Aquino, Albert Aquino, Theresa Newsom, Carmen Young, Rick Aquino, Florence Weisenburger, Virginia "Cookie" Zywot, David Aquino, James Aquino and Mary Daubert; sister, Alfonso Riola; brother, Philip Demerin; 35 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Mass 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Catherine's Church; graveside service to follow at St. Catherine's Cemetery; celebration of Adoracion's life to follow. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

GERTRUDE "BABY LEI" LEIANUENUE BITE, 65, of Wai'anae, died Aug. 26, 2003. Born in Nanakuli. An entertainer for the Kodak Hula Show and at Paradise Cove. Survived by children, Roberta Woode, Jojette "Joey" Aken-Lorenzo, Michelle Gomes, Delilahdee Bite, Gail Lee, Leona "Ona" Bite-Kekoanui, Marilyn Kaaialii, John Werner, Edward Werner, Floyd Werner, Ida Hoohuli, Jerome Werner, Helena Schmidt, Kelly Schmidt, Kalani Mahoe, Elena Pauole Via, Big Rons Maria, Eddie Maria and Desiree Mariani; companion, Gail Schmidt; brothers, Palmer Kua, Wilbert Kahoonei and William Kahoonei; sisters, Katherine Pauole, Emily Kua, Mabel Maria, Susanna Kaawa, Willel Manuwai and Francine Sohn; 54 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Door of Faith Church; service 10:30 a.m.; burial noon at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire.

LABAN LEE BUN CHANG, 52, of Kailua, died Sept. 7, 2003. Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. A lawyer with Kuniyuki & Chang Attorneys. Survived by wife, Sandra; daughters, Emily and Sara; mother, Mildred; brother, Louis; sisters, Irene Chang and Kathy Oide. Visitation 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Kailua; service 11:30 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

FLORENCE YEE CHING, 85, of Kane'ohe, died Sept. 8, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A longtime seamstress retired from Skirts and Blouses. Survived by sons, Marvin, Glenn and Gareth; son-in-law, Kenneth Sunada; brothers, Raymond, Frank, Henry and Richard; sisters, Elsie Lee, Violet Lum, Rose Loo, Lily Ng, Charlotte Ching and Irene Baba; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

PAUL EDWARD COLEMAN, 95, of Kailua, died Sept. 2, 2003. Born in Harrisburg, Pa. Survived by son, William; daughters, Junedale and Lauretta; brother, John; sister, Gladys Gibson; five grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Burial was at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

ELSIE KIKUE GUSHIKEN, 89, of Wahiawa, died Sept. 1, 2003. Born in Wahiawa. A substitute teacher for the State Department of Education. Survived by sons, Melvin and Thomas; daughter, Ethel Matsui; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Tsuruko Okuda, Hatsuko Miyahira and Matsuko Kina. Visitation 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

CHESTER CHIYUJI HADA, 84, of Kailua, died Sept. 3, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survived by daughters, Kathi Sato and Norine Hung; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; sister, Nancy Nakamura; brother, Paul Hada. Visitation from 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Aloha attire.

MABEL ISHII, 66, of Pa'auilo, Hawai'i, died Sept. 6, 2003. Born in O'okala, Hawai'i. Manager of the Waikoloa Village Association. Former executive secretary of Hawaiian Holiday Macadamia Nut Co. in Honoka'a. Survived by husband, John Sr.; son, John Jr.; daughter, Shirley Carvalho; brothers, Richard Bumanglag and Reuben Bumanglag; hanai brother, Roger Farnsworth; sisters, Mary Tomas and Helen Andres; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 11 a.m. Lei(s) only. Casual attire.

JAMES JOSEPH JORDAN, 69, of Honolulu, died Sept. 6, 2003. Born in the Bronx, N.Y. Retired court officer with the New York Supreme Court. Survived by hanai son, Jay Duffy; caregiver, Elaine Walton. Graveside service 3 p.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire. Fellowship gathering 1 p.m. Saturday at 2345 Ala Wai Blvd. No. 2606. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.

NANCY JO KARTES of Ka'anapali, Maui, died Aug. 25, 2003. Owner/operator, along with her husband, Jim, of Paradise Television Network; they hosted the dining segment on The Visitor Channel 7 on Maui. Service 10 a.m. Sept. 19 at Maria Lanakila Church, 712 Waine'e St. No flowers. No monetary donations. Additional parking at Wharf Cinema Center on Waine'e Street.

DANIEL KEUMA, 58, of La'ie, died Sept. 5, 2003. Born in Kahuku. Survived by children, Tamara Tanuvasa, Jason Wooley, Noe Mahelona, Carol Borden and Kaniela Keuma; brothers, Wilton Keuma, Frank Keuma, Glen Keuma, Chuck Solomon, Mani Solomon and Edward Solomon; sister, Denise Kamai; nine grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hau'ula Ward, makai chapel; service 1 p.m.; celebration of life 2 p.m. at Hau'ula Beach Park. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

CORNELIUS SHELTON KNIGHT, 48, of Honolulu, died July 31, 2003. Born in Pennsylvania. A driver for Coca-Cola Company. Survived by father, Lauro; six brothers; five sisters. Private scattering of ashes to be held. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

BETTY ESTABILIO MACALINO, 67, of Pearl City, died Sept. 5, 2003. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A receiving clerk retired from Sears, Pearlridge. Survived by daughters, Wandalynn Ito, Lindsay Eustaquio and Londi "Puku" Schwenke; sons, Winston Versola, George Versola and Barry Versola; mother, Carmelita Palitang; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Albert Estabilio and Gilbert "Bobby" Estabilio; sisters, Sally Magallones, Evelyn Tuttelmondo and Lori Lenhardt; companion, Andrew Morisako. Visitation 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

YOSHIO MATSUMOTO, 74, of Honolulu, died Sept. 2, 2003. Born in Papa'ikou, Hawai'i. A retired accountant. Survived by brother, Eisho Matsumoto; sisters, Tsuruko Johnston and Sueno Lally. Service noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

MILES M. MURANAKA, 48, of O'ahu, died Aug. 12, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A clerk for the City and County of Honolulu. Survived by daughter, Brandi; parents, Ernest and Mildred; brother, Kyle; sisters, Heila Yamamoto and Ilsa Muranaka. Private service held. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

ALBERT SHIGETO MURATA, 73, of Honolulu, died Aug. 9, 2003. Born in Hawai'i. A retired sheet metal worker. Survived by brother, Paul; sisters, Margaret Fusuma, Doris Murata, Helen Endo and Barbara Maeda. Private service held. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

AKIKO HAMAI NAGAO, 89, of Honolulu, died Aug. 28, 2003. Born in Japan. A bookkeeper retired from Okada U. and Company. Survived by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law; nieces and nephews. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

ROY SOYE TAMASHIRO, 80, of Honolulu, died Sept. 2, 2003. Born in North Kohala, Hawai'i. A retired chef. Survived by wife, Yoshiko; son, Alvin; daughter, Jessie Ito; four grandchildren; brother, Melvin; sisters, Alice Nakayama and Aileen Nishida. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

MILDRED M. URASAKI, 90, of Honolulu, died Sept. 8, 2003. Born in Pa'ia, Maui. A retired seamstress. Survived by sisters, Bessie Nishida and Ruth Sakagawa. Memorial service 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. No flowers. No monetary gifts. Casual attire.

INA VAYE WILLIAMSON, 68, of Kihe'i, Maui, died Sept. 6, 2003. Sole proprietor of a construction company. Survived by sons, Kenneth, Kurtis and Kevin; daughters, Kathleen and Karen; brother, Kevin Herrington; sisters, Mona Johnson and Julie Lee; eight grandchildren. Private family service to be held. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

STEVEN YUJIO YAMAKAWA, 51, of Wahiawa, died Aug. 29, 2003. Born in Wahiawa. Survived by mother, Flora; brothers, Douglas and Ronald; sister, Susan. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

NAMIO YUKUTAKE, 78, of 'Aiea, died Sept. 5, 2003. Born in 'Aiea. Survived by wife, Mitsuko; daughter, Ellen Maki; a grandchild; brothers, Robert and Jay; sisters, Tomiko Fujikami, Sueko Hashimoto and Aiko Motogawa. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.