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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, June 11, 2004


Advertiser Staff

WILLIAM POTESTAS BETAKOLA, 80, of 'Ewa Beach, died May 23, 2004. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Survived by cousin, Julia Llanto; nephews, Cesar Llanto and Virgilio Delima; nieces, Leilani Glanz and Jane Llanto; two grandnieces; a grandnephew. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

WILLIAMS "UNCLE BILL" KEKAA BOYD, 72, of Kihei, Maui, died June 1, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Director of Hawaiian activities at the Wailea Marriott Hotel who belonged to the Royal Order of Kamehameha I. Survived by sisters, Yvonne "Blondie" Erickson and Kinau Boyd Kamalii. Service over the urn 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery chapel; service 6 p.m. Service and scattering of ashes 8:30 a.m. Friday in the ocean fronting the Wailea Marriott Luau Garden Lawn. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.

GARY VERNON CULP, 52, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died June 2, 2004. Born in Chicago. Carpenter. Survived by daughter, Tina Lexa; mother, Joan Chock; cousins. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

KIMIYO EMURA, 90, of Kahului, Maui, died June 8, 2004. Born in Lahaina, Maui. A sales clerk for a jewelry store. Survived by husband, George; sons, Allen, Michael and Howard; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brothers, Yoshio, Walter and Sadao Akamichi; sister, Ayako Okamitsu and Itsuko Omoto. Visitation 3 p.m. tomorrow at Kahului Hongwanji; service 4 p.m. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

JAMES LEONARD EVANS, 71, of Pukalani, Maui, died June 3, 2004. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Retired police sergeant for the Maui Police Department. Survived by wife, Lorraine; daughters, Claudette Kalilikane and Laurie Vares; brothers, Danny, Eugene, Andrew and Patrick; sisters, Patricia, Catherine DeSoto and Agnes; three grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial to follow at the church cemetery; lunch reception to follow in the church hall. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

ALFRED GALASUA FRONDA JR., 65, of San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines, died May 17, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Food and nutritional aide at The Queen's Medical Center. Survived by wife, Virginia Banaga; sons, Jessie Banaga, Jhun, Ronald Banaga and Ferdinand; daughter, Melanie Yoneshige; seven grandchildren. Service held in the Philippines. Arrangements by Eternal Garden Memorial Park.

WILL ICHIRO HAYASHI, 76, of Honolulu, died May 30, 2004. Born in Sacramento, Calif. Retired optometrist. Survived by wife, Beverly; daughters, Diana Tanaka-Goo and Alison Hayashi Chun; three grandchildren; sister, Helen Kau. Service 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

NOBORU KIKUCHI, 80, of Honolulu, died June 2, 2004. Born in Honohina, Hawai'i. Retired glazer. Survived by wife, Yoshino; son, Warren; daughter, Reine; brother, Kaoru. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

WILBERT HIROSHI KISHINAMI, 91, of Waialua, died June 7, 2004. Born in Waialua. Member of the Office of Strategic Services for the U.S. Army during World War II. Founder of the Waialua Federal Credit Union. Survived by wife, Edythe; son, Lee; brothers, Edward and Robert; sister, Gladys Takehara; two grandsons. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

OSCAR KURREN, 82, of Honolulu, died June 4, 2004. Born in Pennsylvania. A retired professor at the University of Hawai'i School of Social Work. Survived by son, Barry; daughter, Beth Kurren-Cox; two grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Wednesday at Temple Emanu-El; service 10:30 a.m.; private burial, Donations may be made to Gaile Kurren Scholarship Fund, University of Hawai'i. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

PAUL HOWARD LIJESTRAND, 92, of Honolulu, died May 31, 2004. Born in Iowa. Retired physician. Survived by wife, Alberta Chartier; sons Robert and Eric; daughters, Lana Craigo and Wendla; brothers, Eric and Robert; five grandchildren; great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

GARDNER MAMORU MATSUMURA, 57, of Honolulu, died June 4, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Gardner "Mark"; three grandchildren; sisters, Anna Asinsin, Grace Kim, Rena Morikawa, Muriel Maruyama, May Nakakura and April Suemori; brother, Jack. Memorial graveside service 1 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

LAWRENCE KALEOLANI MEDEIROS, 43, of Salt Lake, died June 4, 2004. Born in Kalihi. A 1980 Farrington High School graduate. Survived by mother, Shirley; brothers, Melvin and Brian. Visitation from 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aliamanu Ward; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

TAMIO MURAOKA, 74, of Honolulu, died June 1, 2004. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A retired accountant for the City and County of Honolulu Department of Finance. Survived by wife, Doris; son, Carl; three grandsons; brothers, Mamoru and Terumi. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

TED TADAO NIHEI, 91, of Pearl City, died June 3, 2004. Born in Pa'ia, Maui. A Primo Brewing Company brew master. Survived by sons, George and Myron; daughter, Bertha McIntyre; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. No flowers. Aloha attire.

BENJAMIN KAHA NIHIPALI SR., 80, of Hau'ula, died June 7, 2004. Born in Honolulu. A retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter. Survived by wife, Henrietta; sons, Benjamin Jr., Clyde "Keiki" and Larry; daughters, Kathleen "Kathy" Camit, Emily and Ruth Ann Buttel; brothers, Solomon, Walter "Tootsie", Charles "Nui", Joseph "Kiddit", Warren and Patrick "Ray"; sisters, Margaret Manipon and Chrysanthemum "Pea" Kalili; 27 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Hau'ula 2nd Ward; service 9 a.m; burial 11 a.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

TSUGIKO "KOKI" NISHIDA, 74, of Wailuku, Maui, died June 6, 2004. Born in Waikapu, Maui. Homemaker. Survived by husband, Robert; daughter, Arlene; son, Kerry; four grandchildren; brothers, Douglas, Kiyoki, Takeshi, Harumi, Noboru and Wataru Koki; sisters, Alma Koki and Sumie Sanoda. Service held.

RACHEL KANEIKOLIA "LAHELA" "MACKIE" RODRIGUES, 71, of Honolulu, died June 7, 2004. Born in Honolulu. A retired travel executive. Survived by brothers, Lawrence and John; sister, Katherine "Nina" Rapozo. Visitation 9 a.m. to noon June 18 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service noon to 1 p.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Aloha attire.

MANUEL PETERSON SILVA, 95, of Kailua, died June 8, 2004. Born in Wainaku, Hawai'i. Retired principal at Mokapu Elementary School. Survived by daughters, Janis, Claudette Kruse and Garylyn Alich; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Private service; scattering of ashes at a later date. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park.

FRANCISCO EDRALIN SILVANO, 84, of Honolulu, died June 10, 2004. Born in the Philippines. Survived by wife, Regina; daughter, Erlinda Mallillin; son, Francisco Jr.; sisters, Mercedes Fontonas and Conching Flores; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Service at a later date in San Bruno, Calif. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

ANDREW JOSEPH STRAKA JR., 76, of Kane'ohe, died May 9, 2004. Born in Bayonne, N.J. Retired entrepreneur. Owner of AJS Hawaii Jewelry. Survived by daughter, Mary Ann; brother, Richard; grandson, Frank Erdin Jr. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

HOWARD ISAAC STRIBLING JR., 82, of Honolulu, died May 23, 2004. Born in Hawai'i. Mechanic with Hickam Air Force Base. Survived by wife, Dorothy; stepsons, Herbert and Sam Warner; stepdaughter, Claudia Gonzales. No flowers. Private service held. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

JOHN ROBELLO SYLVA, 74, of Wailuku, Maui, died June 9, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Margaret; sons, Joseph, Leonard, Stanley and Sgt. William; daughters, Linda Kaminski, Susan Roe and Darlene Ostermann; brothers, Clarence, Clifford and Lester; sisters, Susan Kabanui, Theresa Sylva and Muriel Talisayan; 17 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary; service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Church; Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

JOHN M.G. TOLENTINO, 60, of Waiahole Valley, died June 3, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Jadine; sons, Melvin Paio and Kevin, Grant and Jassen Tolentino; daughters, Grannette Pulliam and Leslee Kimura; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Rocky, Duna, Jonathan, Clarence and Glennwood; sisters, Lovey Helekahi, Maanu Smith and Donna Tolentino. Visitation 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Burial 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

WILMER ERHARD WILDE, 66, of Honolulu, died June 6, 2004. Born in Detroit. Senior center director. Survived by wife, Dorothy; godson, Charles Tran II; goddaughters, Sharon, Maile and Lily Tran; sister, Rosemarie Preisler. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. June 19 at the Elks Honolulu Lodge 616, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Casual attire. Memorial donations to Major Project, Honolulu Lodge No. 616, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

NORMAN KATSUJI YOKOYAMA, 84, of Kailua, died June 1, 2004. Born in Holualoa, Hawai'i. Retired clerk for the federal government. Member of Club 100th and 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Survived by wife, Leatrice; son, Gary; daughter, Joy Fu; three grandchildren; great-grandchild; sisters, Doris Nozaki, Edna Otsuka, Ruby Nakashima and Dorothy Wada. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.