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DEAN YAMASHIRO, who worked for the state Office of the Public Defender for more than 20 years, collapsed from an apparent heart attack while jogging in Nu'uanu Saturday, not far from his Liliha home, and could not be revived. He was 52. See story.
RALPH HONDA, 96, a community leader who was a founding member of the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation and worked tirelessly for better relations between the United States and Japan, died May 9 at Pali Momi Medical Center. See story.
Local memorial services will be held May 29 for MAXWELL A. HAZLETT, the 21-year-old Punahou School graduate who was shot to death in April 3, 2004, as he walked home near the University of Southern California campus. See story.
ANTHONY KEALAULAKAMALANIALA AKI SR., 85, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 11, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Retired Shield Pacific, Waimea, heavy equipment operator and crusher foreman; formerly with Jas. W. Glover Ltd. Survived by daughters, Antoinette "Toni" Kaipo, Lucille "Piilani," Eva Inada and Hope Bragado; sons, Andrew and Ernie Kahili and Ron "Kehaulani" Kekoa; brother, Pualii; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren.Visitation 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service noon; burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. No flowers. Casual attire.
DOMINGO FERNANDEZ BALA, 83, of Kaumakani, Kaua'i, died May 11, 2004. Born in the Philippines. An irrigator. Survived by wife, Nemesia; step daughter, Myra Pa Kapili; niece, Leonida. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; rosary 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church, 'Ele'ele; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery, Casual attire.
JOHN "JUAN" AGTAGMA CASTRO, 80, of Hilo, Hawai'i, formerly of Pa'auhau, Hawai'i, died May 10, 2004. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A retired assistant boiler operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Plantation Co. Survived by brother, Alipio; sisters, Benita Duldolao and Victoria Damo. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church; Honoka'a; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Honoka'a Catholic Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
CLYDE KUI HEONG CHONG, 84, of Honolulu, died May 5, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Retired Honolulu Police Department detective. Survived by wife, Dora; son, Rowan; daughter, Dara Caravalho; brother, Howard; four grandchildren. Visitation 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:45 a.m.; burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
WILLIAM DELANO ESPINDOLA, 59, of Honolulu, died May 14, 2004. Born in Honolulu. A security guard for Alii Security Systems Inc. Survived by sisters, Rose DeMello, Leatrice Sanford, Sylvia Vierra, Sheila Fernandez, Veronica Rackley and Debra Morrow. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; memorial prayer service noon. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.
ELEO ABAD GUALBERTO, 76, of Waipahu, died April 23, 2004. Born in Luna St., Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. Retired from Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. Survived by wife, Filomena; son, Eleo Jr.; daughters, Nelia Lopez, Marife Gualberto and Lulani Kossoff; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Marciana. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, Waipahu; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
GRACE SHIZUE ISHIKAWA, 84, of Wai'anae, died May 14, 2004. Born in Honolulu. A retired sales clerk for Friendly Market. Survived by sons, Wallace, Randy and Russell; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Alexander Kimura; sister, Dorothy Arakawa and Doris Fujimoto. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers, Casual attire.
MARTHA W. KAPUNIAI, 78, of Waimea, Kaua'i, died May 18, 2004. Born on O'ahu. A pineapple cannery worker, and sugar plantation planter. Survived by daughters, Shirley Ann Kauahi and Yvonne Pascua; son, Lawrence Jr.; sister, Judy Kama; brother, Noah Kekahuna; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Church, Kaumakani, Kaua'i. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
LUK MING LUM, 95, of Honolulu, died May 12, 2004. Born in China. Survived by son, Wong Ken; daughter, Karen Hong; sister, Yuk Leong Chan; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; Buddhist service; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
JING HUAN LUO, 89, of Honolulu, died May 11, 2004. Born in Shanghai, China. Survived by sons, Da Cheng, Da Wai and Da Duang; daughters, Xiao Ling and Xiao Ping; sisters, Jing Cho and Jing Chiu; seven grandchildren; great-grandchild. Visitation 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; Taoist service; cremation to follow.
SOLOMON DAVID MAHUNA, 84, of Honokowai, Lahaina, Maui, died May 15, 2004. Born in Kuka'iau, Hawai'i. Survived by wife, Henrietta Kan-Hai Mahuna; daughters, Hana Yarborough, Henrietta Owen and Marie Cyphers; sons, Solomon, and Charles; 23 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandson. Visitation 4:30 p.m. today at Sacred Hearts Church, Lahaina; Mass 6 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 9 a.m.; burial 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.
RYOZEN "ALFRED" NAKAMA, 90, of Honolulu, died May 11, 2004. Born in Honoka'a, Hawai'i. A retired milker for Dairymen's. Survived by wife, Masako; sons, Paul and Dean; daughter, Shirley Miyahira; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Service noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
WILLIAM BURONGAN PEREZ, 74, of Mililani, died May 9, 2004. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (Shop 56) refrigeration/air-conditioner mechanic. Survived by wife, Patricia; son, Darren J.W.; daughters, Marshel Jarrett, Cheryl Davis, Desiree, Melody Fernandez, Charmaine Russell, Shelby Ryan and Rayella Kunisaki; hanai son, Ryan Harris; brothers, Teddy and Alfred; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani, Second Ward; service 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ERLINDA YULO QUIOCHO, 76, of Honolulu, died May 3, 2004. Born in Cagayan, Philippines. A retired insurance agent for New York Life Insurance Co. Accountant for Central Bank in the Philippines. Survived by sisters, Carmen Mallonga, Virginia Vea and Herila Yulo. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service noon; burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
KATHERINE JUANITA RIVERA, 73, of Anahola, Kaua'i, died May 15, 2004. Born on Kaua'i. Retired Coco Palms Hotel cook. Survived by daughter, Carmela Nishihara; sons, Frank "Kachi," Wayne and Haku; sisters, Jennie Pereira, Alice O'Rilley, Alvina Mills and Pricilla Magallanes; brother, Castro Lovell; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Kaua'i Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
THEODORE "TED" TETSUO SAKAMOTO, 61, of Kane'ohe, died May 10, 2004. Born in Lana'i City, Lana'i. Retired City and County of Honolulu pump station operator and retired plant mechanic for Dole Foods Hawaii. Survived by wife, Dorothy; son, Ted; stepdaughters, Iris and Inez Shimabukuro; six grandchildren; brothers, Morrey and Thomas; sisters, Sally Matsuoka, Amy Ito and Lorraine Kitagawa. Memorial service 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 3 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.
EDWARD SILVA, 73, of Nanakuli, died May 3, 2004. Born in Kualapu'u, Moloka'i. Retired San Van Lines truck driver. Survived by daughters, Claire Adams and Susan Iokia; sons, Shannon, Buddy and Stephen; brothers, Kenneth "Honey Boy" and Antone "Sonny"; sisters, Alice "Alley" Lopez, Dinah Carlos and Kanani Palmer; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church; service 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
NORMA FUMIKO SHINTANI, 91, of Honolulu, died May 9, 2004. Born in Honolulu. A retired bookkeeper for Hawaii Hochi Ltd. A retired Japanese language school teacher in Hale'iwa. Survived by brother, Robert; caregiver/sister-in-law, Frances; sisters, Elsie Tanaka and Hazel Hue. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
AIULUA MILLER SOLIAI, 53, of Hau'ula, died May 13, 2004. Born in American Samoa. Polynesian Cultural Center corporate trainer. Survived by wife, Kathleen "Kathy"; sons, Marcus "Makina" and Joshua "Malaki"; daughter, Danielle; parents, Edwin and Noatia; brothers, William, Dr. Eddie, John Matthew, Maurice "Ricky," Aima'asu, Keleni, Falani, Toni and Heber"Malaki"; sisters, Violeta Wilson, Fetaula'i Tauoa, Eugenia "Jennie" Laurence, Edwina Tua'ilemafua-Mauigoa, Roena, Fa'aiuga Fa'amafoe, Vaipapa; Soliai, and Vagivagi Sears. Visitation 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, La'ie Stake Center; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow in La'ie Cemetery. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.
JONAH TAM SR., 81, of Honolulu, died May 7, 2004. Born in Oma'opio, Kula, Maui. Owner of 50th State Paving Co. Survived by son, Jonah Jr.; daughters, Patricia Kang, Winona Galbiso, Shirley Fernandez, JoAnn Wilson, Patrice "Patti" Tester and Melissa Sachs; sisters, Bessie Like and Martha Mau; 24 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Makai Chapel; service noon; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
KAME TERUYA, 100, of Honolulu, died May 6, 2004. Born in Okinawa. Retired Walter's Delicatessen owner. Survived by sons, Michael and Lawrence; daughter, Yaeko Kamiyama; stepson, Masao; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Ryozen Kuwae; sister, Fuki Nago. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.
MASAYO UYENO, 87, of Honolulu, died May 7, 2004. Born in Onomea, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by son, Michael; daughter, Betty Ohigashi; two grandchildren; brothers, Takeo and James Fukuda; sister, Evelyn Yoshioka. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
BUICHI YAMASAKI, 97, of Kaua'i, died May 7, 2004. Born in Lawa'i, Kaua'i. Manager-owner of Kauai Soda Co. Survived by children, Ann Berman, Lois Kusano and Calvin; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 3:30 p.m. Monday at Lihue Christian Church; service 4 p.m. Private burial at Kauai Memorial Gardens. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary, Kaua'i.