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JOANN LEIALOHA ALMODOVA, 55, of Kapahulu, died Feb. 5, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel assistant controller. Survived by husband, Dennis; daughter, Joy; son, Sean-Dominic; brothers, Abel and William Quiocho and James Martinez; sisters, Mary-Jean "Darlene" Quiocho-Fitzgerald and Agnes "Kuulei" Quiocho-Snyder. Visitation 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Church; service 9:45 a.m.; inurnment to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
LAWRENZO "LARRY" ARIETA, 75, of Waipahu, died Feb. 4, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Musician. Survived by sons, Lawrence Corales; stepsons, Aurino, Franklin, Theodore, Reginald, Joseph and James Abraham; hanai sons, Stafford and Preston Entendencia; stepdaughters, Eleanor Steward and Milinda Corales; 42 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Private burial service at in Pa'ia, Maui grave. No flowers. Casual attire.
HARRY A. BAERS, 89, of Kailua, died Feb. 5, 2004. Retired Navy physician; and in Los Angeles and at Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center, Honolulu. Survived by wife, Nelly; son, Ronald "Ron"; daughter, Marlo Ehrlich; four grandchildren; one step-daughter, Joelle. Cemetery committal services 10:30 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Aloha attire.
DAVID "BOLO" BRAUN JR., 58, of Honolulu, died Feb. 10, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Former City and County of Honolulu employee; member of Court Camoes No. 8110. Survived by son, Davelsien "Kawika"; mother, Elsie; brother, George; sister, Audrey Lopes. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.
JEFFREY "JEFF" KANAIAUPUNI CARVALHO, 23, of Waimanalo, died Feb. 11, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Honolulu Community College student and a Sears & Roebuck, Windward Mall, sales associate. Survived by fiancée, Sonya Salazar; daughter, Kiara Carvalho-Salazar; parents, Jerret Carvalho and Rayan and Maunakea Wilson; brother, Jordan "Kekoa"; grandparents, Patricia, Richert Kamaiopili and Julia Kamaiopili; great-grandparents, Pearl Kamaiopili and Jose Labuguen Sr.; stepsisters, Summer and Sunnie Wilson. Visitation from 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. George's Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m. Memorial gathering 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waimanalo Beach Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
HISAO GOTO, of Honolulu, died Feb. 8, 2004. Retired Bishop Museum curator. Survived by son, Alan; daughter, Elaine Kitagawa; brother, Megumi; sisters, Shizue Furuta and Peggy Hatayama; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
CHIEKO "DOT" HAMAMOTO, 93, of Westminster, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died Feb. 7, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Member of Shinshu Kyokai Mission. Survived by sons, Harold and Stanley; caregiver and daughter-in-law, Winifred; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Shuichi Aoki. Visitation 1 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 2 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
KAREN CECILE HOPE, 61, of Honolulu, died Jan. 25, 2004. Born in Seattle, Wash. Survived by sons, Brice and Carl Wolridge, and Robert; brother, Edward; sisters, Billiejoe Scott and Doreen Hicks; six grandchildren. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday at 3731 Kanaina Ave., Apt. 336. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
SOLOMON "SONNY" K. KAMAHELE JR., 82, of Hilo, Hawai'i, formerly of Honolulu, died Feb. 11, 2004. A veteran Waikiki entertainer. Survived by wife, Margaret; a son, Solomon "King" III; ; brothers, Frank, Kenneth and Valentine; sisters, Anita Roberts and Iwalani Kamahele Stone; five stepchildren; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Kailua; rosary 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the church; Mass 11 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers; donations to St. Francis Hospice or one's favorite charity. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
SHUK WAH LEONG, 86, of Honolulu, died Feb. 12, 2004. Born in China. Retired Char Hung Sut restaurant employee. Survived by son, Stephen; daughter, Helen; a brother. Buddhist service 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
WESTON LESLIE SR., 57, of Captain Cook, Hawai'i, died Feb. 9, 2004. Born in Kealakekua, Hawai'i. Self-employed commercial fisherman. Survived by wife, Yvonne; sons, Weston Jr. and Newton; daughters, Dawn-Lynn and Faith; brother, Bucky; sisters, Helen Doria, Pearl Hind and Fay Medeiros; grandson, Micah-John Citron; and hanai children. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict's (The Painted) Church, Honaunau, Hawai'i; memorial service 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona, Hawai'i.
LUDVINA "LUDY" MARTIN, 89, of Honolulu, died Feb. 12, 2004. Born in Pu'unene, Maui. Survived by husband, Wallace; son, Ted; daughters, Dorothy Arbuckle, Lorraine Meeks, Julie Camara and Carol Wong; sisters, Clara Viveiros and Millie Johnson; 24 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Church; Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
CLARENCE KIGUO "SPEEDY" MIYAMOTO, 86, died Feb. 5, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Retired Honolulu Gas Co. meter reader, and veteran of the 100th Infantry Battalion, Company A. Survived by wife, Gladys; son, Charles; brothers, Tomoo "Ted" and Maruo "Walter"; sisters, Tomie Nitta, Sadie Kamioka, Evelyn and Ann Shirley Fukunaga; two grandsons. Visitation 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. No flowers. Casual attire.
HIROSHI NAKAO, 69, of Honolulu, died Feb. 6, 2004. Born in Sinuiji, North Korea. Owner and president, Super Hawaii Group LLC. Survived by wife, Shalom. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
DAVID TAKESHI OKIMOTO, 90, of Wai'anae, died Feb. 6, 2004. Born in Makawao, Maui. Retired founder of Waianae Store (Okimoto Corp.) Survived by son, Kenneth; daughters, Janet, Gail, Janis Lenox and Lynne Copperman; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Irish Sueo; sisters, Kinue Fukuda and Betty McGinnis. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.
KIMIKO OKUBO, 86, of Honolulu, died Feb. 4, 2004. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Homemaker. Survived by husband, Takiji; son, Lance; daughters, Karen Yamamoto and Cheryl Nishimura; brothers, Minoru and Shigeru Maeda; sisters, Lorraine Maeda and Dixie Kinoshita; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial service 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
SYLVIA ANN POWERS, 67, of Kahului, Maui, died Feb. 11, 2004. Born in Kula, Maui. Survived by daughters, Julie and Amy; son, Eric Paiva; mother, Julia Paiva; brother, Sylvester Paiva; a grandchild. Graveside service 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Makawao. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary, Maui. Donations to Julie Powers, 1367 Makawao Ave., Makawao, HI 96768.
ADELAIDA HERNANDEZ SOLETA, 82, of Honolulu, died Feb. 4, 2004. Born in Manila, Philippines. Retired Alii Gift Shop, Hilton Hawaiian Village, salesclerk; and president, Sacred Heart Society of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Cathedral. Survived by sons, Dwight, Greg, Daniel and Anastacio Jr.; sisters, Jeanie Taylor and Didi Lucas; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers and sisters in the Philippines. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church; Mass 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
SUGIKO TADA, 92, of 'Aiea, died Feb. 4, 2004. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. Homemaker. Survived by daughters, Irene Kuroda, Jane Sato, Edith Yoshioka and Dora Sato; sister, Ichiko Yoshida; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Private service held. No koden (monetary donations). Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
WILLIAM "WILLY" CLEMENT TAKEMOTO, 73, of Hau'ula, died Feb. 6, 2004. Born in Hau'ula. Takemoto Contracting Services owner. Survived by wife, Kay; sons, William "Willy Boy," James "Jame'so" "Taka" and Wayne Takemoto, and Rodney Kanoa and Thomas Kamae; daughters, Rosemary Padekin, Thelma Widmaier, Ellen Kilbey, Barbara "Bobbie Girl" Preston, Ipo Zane, Primrose Kalili, Nivea Castro and Angeline "Puna"; brothers, Harold and Moses; 42 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joachim's Catholic Church, Punalu'u; Mass 11:30 a.m.; cremation to follow. Aloha attire.
STEVEN KATSUYOSHI TANAKA, 52, of 'Aiea, died Feb. 10, 2004. Born in Wahiawa. Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 38, marine machinery mechanic. Survived by mother, Shizuko; brother, Clyde; sister, Mae Tanaka Kim. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Makai Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m.
RICHARD TONG SUNG TOM, 90, of Honolulu, died Feb. 13, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Retired federal sheet metal worker. Survived by wife, Halcyon; son, Roger; daughters, Linda Loo and Barbara Fong; sisters, Edna Ching and Mildred Young; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; memorial service 11 a.m. Private scattering of ashes pending. Aloha attire. No flowers.
BEVERLY JEAN TROUT, 57, of Honolulu, died Feb. 5, 2004. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. A BEI receptionist. Survived by daughter, Jennifer; mother, Mary Reger; brothers, Thomas Reger; sister, MaryAnn. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.