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HAROLD SILVA coached two league football championships at Kahuku High in the 1950s, but his biggest impression was left on those whom he coached and taught. Silva, who also coached football at Iolani School, died Aug. 18 at Maui Memorial Hospital. He was 80. See story.
SAMUEL BENSON, 76, of Honolulu, died Sept. 4, 2003. Born in Honolulu. U.S. Air Force retiree. Survived by brothers, Joseph, John and Earl; sisters, Catherine Downey and Lois Reeves. Visitation noon Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 12:30 p.m.; burial to follow at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Aloha attire.
MARY SILVA CALISTRO, 93, of Honolulu, died Sept. 7, 2003. Born in Holualoa, North Kona, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by son, Anthony; daughters, Lorita Ann Calistro DeRego and Lorraine Calistro Albright; brother, Joseph Silva; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Kaimuki; Mass 12:15 p.m.; burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
CLARA CHUN, 78, of Honolulu, died Sept. 11, 2003. Born in Hale'iwa. Survived by sons, Ronald and Douglas; daughters, Lelene Chinn and Bea; two grandchildren; sister, Grace. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service noon; burial 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ROBERT McDADE CLARK, of Honolulu, died Sept. 12, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired Pacific Century Trust Co. vice president. Survived by wife, Muriel Jean; son, Steven; daughters, Bonnie Mamalakis, Lynn, Donna Leik and Darlene Azevedo; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Services 6 p.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery chapel. Aloha attire. Donations to Partners Relief and Development, P.O. Box Box 1776, Escondido, CA 92033. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
DONALD EDWARD GENTERT, 64, of Honolulu, died Aug. 27, 2003. Born in Hillrose, Colo. A landscaper. Survived by wife, Caridad; daughter, Elsiejo; mother, Beulah; sister, Lafernrae Lintermoot. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
ITSUYO "NANCY" HIGAKI, 86, of Lana'i City, died Aug. 17, 2003. Born in Kaia'akea, Hawai'i. Retired state employee. Survived by husband, Kazuto "Richard"; daughters, Katherine "Kathy" Baza, Eunice Enomoto, Bessie Tamashiro and Lynette Menze; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Misao Watanabe, Shizuko Tanaka, and Sadami Hamamoto. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday at Lanai Hongwanji Mission. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary, Honolulu.
GORDON MAIKAI KALUAHINE JR., 47, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died Sept. 10, 2003. Born in Lihu'e. A caregiver. Survived by wife, Terisita "Teri"; sons, Isaac and Aaron "Kamo"; hanai son, Kalani; mother, Cha Cha; sister, Gordean; brothers, Joel "Kala," Fredstan, Ty and Clyde. Visitation 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.
KENNETH KIN "KEN" KAM, 88, of Honolulu, died Aug. 20, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division; and member of the Kam Society and See Dai Doo Society. Survived by son, Winston; daughters, Winona Wong and Joline Goo; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence; sisters, Mildred Weatherwax, June Kawasaki and May Mayo; two stepchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service noon; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Park. Aloha attire.
ELIZABETH "LEE" "TUTU" MAHOE, 70, of Kailua, died Sept. 12, 2003. Born in Waiahole. Retired owner of Lauli'ilani's Lei Stand. Survived by husband, Howell Sr.; sons, Rob, Guy, Wendell and Rayton Oyadomari, and Walton Mahoe and Howell "Chinky" Mahoe Jr.; daughters, Maka Wong, Roberta Akana, Regina Umetsu, Lynn Benoza, Malia Bajet, Lani Decker, Renee Minton and Johanna Gerona; 30 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; caregiver, Doug Texeira; sister, Helen Shelby. Service 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 8 p.m. Cremation to follow; private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.
JULIA RIVERA MOHIKA, 90, of Nanakuli, died Sept. 12, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired United Service janitor. Survived by daughter, Virginia Carlos; stepson, Louis Feliciano; 16 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Friday at the mortuary; service 11:45 a.m.; burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire.
RICHARD RIKISO OGAWA, 88, of Waipahu, died Sept. 6, 2003. Born in Pa'ia, Maui. Retired warehouse worker. Survived by son, Roy; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Masao and Henry; sister, Helene Hamada. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
SABINA A. PALMIN, 76, of Honolulu, died Sept. 11, 2003. Born in Pu'unene, Maui. Survived by husband, Tamio "Peanut" Kunihiro; daughters, Anacleta Tabaldo and Aline Parinas; sons, Sesario, Rodrick, Eugene, Anthony and Jesse Parinas; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; rosary 6 p.m.; service to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.
RYAN TAKAO "TAKA" SHINYAMA, 46, of Lahaina, Maui, died Sept. 4, 2003. Born in Lahaina. Former Kapalua Hotel maintenance man. Survived by wife, Cupid; daughters, Brandie and Sherrie; mother, Fumie; brother, Neal; sister, Cheryl Kohagura. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary, Maui.
SARAH KANOELANI TAKAI, 57, of Honolulu, died Sept. 11, 2003. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Survived by husband, Theodore Jr.; sons, Theodore III and Derek; daughter, Michelle; a grandchild; brothers, Charles "Kale," Samuel "Yochi," James, Douglas and George Makekau; sisters, Emma Black Wallen, Berthaline "Millie" Henry and Jerry Cabanilla. Visitation 11 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church; service 12:50 p.m.; Mass 1:10 p.m.; burial 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
SHIGERU TAKETA, 91, of Honolulu, died Sept. 9, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired Lonestar Industries welder. Survived by sons, Myles and Russ; daughter, Verda Masuda; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Tomiichi and Yoshihiko. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
JULIAN TAVARES, 85, of Honolulu, died Sept. 5, 2003. Born in Makawao, Maui. A mason. Survived by brothers, Lawrence and Richard; sisters, Alexa Inciong, Linda Blyleven and Matsu Ornellas; caregiver and nephew, Howard. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
MARION FUSIPALA UPERESA, 72, of Hau'ula, died Sept. 10, 2003. Born in Tutuila, American Samoa. Retired Kaiser Permanente Foundation communications supervisor. Survived by sons, Keith and Kevin; daughters, Renee, Robin and Rochelle; five grandchildren; brother, Donald Sa'aga; sisters, Matilda Lolotai and Lamala Scanlan. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hau'ula Ward; service 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; burial noon at La'ie Cemetery. No wreaths. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.
LARRY MEDRANO VELASCO, 27, of 'Ewa Beach, died Aug. 26, 2003. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Grace's Inn, 'Aiea, employee. Survived by wife, Fea; sons, Larry and Lawrence; parents, Agustin and Catalina; brothers, Grizaldy, Perfecto, Ferdinand, Alex and Agustin; sister, Corazon. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ABEL WAIOLAMA SR., 80, of Waipahu, died Sept. 2, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Abel Jr.; daughter, Doreen Grace; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Henry, Solomon, Castle and Herman; sisters, Queen Emma Leong and Carol Ramos. Visitation 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; memorial service 10 a.m. Casual attire.
YOSHIMASA "TONY" YAMAMOTO, 89, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died Sept. 13, 2003. Born in Kapa'a. Retired restaurant owner. Survived by wife, Yoneko; daughter, Merle Osaki; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Graveside service 10 a.m. today at Kauai Memorial Gardens, Kapaia, Kaua'i. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary, Kaua'i.