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TSUTAE "RUTHIE" HIRAI, who along with her sister helped revive and perpetuate Japanese culture through song and dance on the Big Island, died May 2. She was 85. See story.
DAVID REIMER, the Canadian man raised as a girl for the first 14 years of his life in a highly touted medical experiment, committed suicide May 4 in his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was 38. See story.
ESETA AUELUA, 56, of Wai'anae, died May 3, 2004. Born in Vaitogi, American Samoa. Floorcare worker for Wal-Mart Mililani. Survived by husband, Tagata; sons, Opetaia, Faatalale, Jerome and Taei; daughters, Manualii Palu, Salote Otto, Senerita and Mele Auelua; brothers, Taugifala Puletapua'i and Faavae Maave; sisters, Fiailoa Moevao, Pouiva Pua'a and Mafutaga Misa; 23 grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Sunday at Waianae Congregational Samoan Church; service 7 to 9 p.m. Overnight vigil 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Monday; service 9 to 11 a.m. Burial noon at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.
MAURICE "MAR" TOLENTINO BAYANGOS, 54, of Waipahu, died April 28, 2004. Born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Employed at Castle Medical Center and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Survived by wife, Gemmalyn; son, Marvin; brothers, Ruffy, Modesto and Ed; sisters, Veneranda Tutaan and Cristina Lauritsen. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel; rosary 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:45 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 11:30 a.m. Committal service 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
CAROLINE D. BEAN, 91, of Honolulu, died May 6, 2004. Survived by niece, Marilyn Jeffers. Private scattering of ashes. Donations may be made to St. Francis Hospice. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
LORRAINE BELEW, formerly of Honolulu, died May 12, 2004. Survived by stepson, James Jr.; sister, Dorothy Vanderburg; sister-in-law, Esther Ayers; nieces and nephews. Cremation held. No service at her request. Memorial donations to a Hawaiian Hospice of choice. Arrangements by Memorial Alternatives.
SYLVIA HALEY BENTON, 92, of Kailua, died May 5, 2004. Born in South Africa. Retired public relations director. Survived by daughter, Colleen Jamison; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
ELDEFONSO GUZMAN CACATIAN JR., 47, of 'Aiea, died May 8, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Carpenter. Survived by son, Jared Kaluluhi; daughter, Malia Cacatian; brothers, Anthony Mamala, Dennis Cacatian, Solomon and Thomas Mamala and Eddie Rothman; sisters, Colleen Tinoga, Charlene Nataniela, Poni Wolfe, Geri Mamala, Marcelina Loner, Naomi Brett, Lehua Tumbaga, Ilima Mahi, Christine Mamala and Ala Perreira. Service 9 a.m. Saturday at Salvation Army ARC Iwilei, 322 Sumner St. Scattering of ashes to follow at Sunset Beach Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
JUDY AKIYO HAGIWARA, 76, of Honolulu, died May 1, 2004. Born in Kahuku. Retired waitress. Survived by son, Gary Horimoto; daughters, Gwen Horimoto and Gail Hagiwara; brother, Mitsuru; sister, Violet Yoshida; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
NEIL SEICHI HIROTA, 42, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 6, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Accountant for the County of Hawai'i Office of Housing and Community Development. Survived by mother, Maizie; sister, Sherry; nephew; grand-niece. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
HENRY FUKUJIRO INOUYE, 94, of Honolulu, died May 7, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Retired horticulturist for City & County of Honolulu Department of Parks & Recreation Foster Botanical Gardens. Survived by son, Glenn; daughters, Mary Goto, Themla Nishimoto and Irene Morikawa; seven grandchildren; brothers, Richard and Harold; sisters, Haruko Nomura, Hatsumi Kurihara and Louise Kinoshita. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
LLOYD CONKLIN KAAPANA, 93, of Honolulu, died May 5, 2004. Born in Pahala, Hawai'i. Longtime Farrington High School teacher; executive secretary, Hawaii Education Association; University of Hawai'i regent; Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Co. board of directors member; 442nd Regimental Combat Team colonel and brigade commander. Survived by son, Brian; grandson, Brian Horne; brother, Henry; sisters, Violet Sholar, Laverne Victor, Margie McPhearson. Memorial service 9 a.m. May 19 at Central Union Church, Atherton Chapel. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
STANLEY THEODORE KAHELE JR., 58, of Wai'anae, died May 8, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Rigger with Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor. Survived by wife, Lois; sons, James Kahele, Samuel Gray, Clifford and Mitchell Ayau; daughters, Stephanie Osato, Iwalani Medeiros, Almalene Parker, Kim Kleinschmidt and Estanyale Kahele; brother, Ronald; sisters, Tutty and Ulu; 22 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10 a.m.
DANIEL "DANNY" KANIELA KANIPAE, 73, of Kohala, died April 24, 2004. Born in Kohala. Survived by brother, William Kaheamoe; sister, Jane Stevens. Visitation 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honoka'a Ward; service 11 a.m.; inurnment 3 p.m. at family plot in Kokoiki. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawai'i Funeral Home.
EWING KRAININ, 91, of Kailua, died May 8, 2004. Born in New York City. Life Magazine photographer and director of photography for Pan Am. Founder of Shellworld Hawaii. Survived by wife, Bette; daughter, Cameron. Service to be held in New York. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
DORIS KIKUE MAYEHARA, 80, of Honolulu, died April 29, 2004. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Homemaker. Survived by husband, Douglas; sons, Raymond, Ronald and Dennis; daughters, Deanna Tenma, Donna, Marsha Kaitoku, Sharleen Hiraoka and Carole Kuwazaki; brothers, Kame and Tsuru Ikemura; sister, Saiko Ikemura; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
FUKUE NARAOKA PARESA, 80, of Honolulu, died May 3, 2004. Born in Japan. Retired seamstress with Cutest Uniforms. Survived by sister, Akiyo Sakurada; brother-in-law; three sisters-in-law. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10:15 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire.
JEFFREY "THE DUDE" N. PHIPPS, 71, of Honolulu, died April 29, 2004. Born on Moloka'i. Retired city Beautification Department supervisor. Survived by sons, Jeffrey, Darrell, Marty and Paul; 10 grandchildren; one brother; one sister. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; memorial service 7 p.m. No flowers.
SHAYNA MAHEALANI RIVEIRA, 13, of Kurtistown, Hawai'i, died May 7, 2004. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Student at Kea'au Middle School. Survived by parents, Earl and Selene; brother, Earl Jr.; sister, Kiana; grandmother, Catalina Gamayo. Visitation 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.
SHIZUE SAKANASHI, 80, of Honaunau, Kona, Hawaii, died May 5, 2004. Born in Honaunau. Retired housewife/cook. Survived by sons, James and Craig; daughters, Bea Okamoto and Elena Monroe; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Roy and Albert Kamigaki; sisters, Kukuyo Kamigaki and Elsie Kaneoka. Service 5 p.m. Monday at Kona Hongwanji Mission. No koden (monetary donations). Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'it.
DOROTHY KAUWAHI YOUNG, 81, of Waimanalo, died May 3, 2004. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Member of "The Way, The Truth and The Life Pentecostal Church" and mother of entertainer Lopaka Young. Also survived by sons, Anthony Jr., Allan, Howard and Gilbert; daughters, Dorothy Gates, Judy Ramento and Darlene Hernandez; brothers, Albert and Howard Hatori; 29 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.