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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2005


Advertiser Staff

The Advertiser publishes obituaries about people of interest to its readers as a free public service. Obituaries may be submitted by mortuaries or, with proof of death, by individuals in writing. Fax 525-8037 or write to Obituaries Editor, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802. Include a contact name and phone number. We reserve the right to edit for form, style and newsworthiness. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. To publish paid death notices, call the classified ads department at 521-9111.

REYNALDO ACEVEDO, 46, of Wahiawa, died May 20, 2005. Born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Employed at ABM Janitorial Services. Survived by wife, Rose; parents, Gregorio and Margarita; brothers, Hector and Gerardo; sisters, Elsa, Myriam, Nereida and Margarita. Visitation 9 a.m. tomorrow at Jehovah's Witnesses Hawaii Mililani Congregational Kingdom Hall No. 4; service 10 a.m. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

VALERIE DOLORINE ADAMS, 41, of Kula, Maui, died May 20, 2005. Born in Wailuku, Maui. A self-employed therapeutic masseuse. Survived by husband, Terry; daughter, Kanoelani Cheeley; parents, Damien Sr. and Lorraine Pires; grandparents, Emma Pires and Beatrice Chang Abilay. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Ghost Church, Kula; Mass over the ashes 10:30 a.m.; reception to follow at the church hall. Potted arrangements and lei welcome. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

SEVERO M. AGBAYANI, 67, of Lahaina, Maui, died May 22, 2005. Born in the Philippines. Survived by wife, Margarita; children, Lilia, Romel, Nora, Rodel, Irma, Jief and Silver; sisters, Rosalina Enrique and Florespina Enrade; brothers, Mariano, Jose, Aurrelio and Victor; eight grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Maria Lanakila church; Mass 7 p.m. Burial at a later date in the Philippines. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.

MATSUE UEMURA ALBANO, 89, of 'Aiea, died May 14, 2005. Born in Waialua. Survived by sons, Ernest and Stanley; daughters, Dorothy Albano and Corazon Damaso; brothers, Isamu and Yoshiharu Uemura; sister, Kikuno Kawakami; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

WENDY CACATIAN, 37, died May 19, 2005. Born in Connecticut. A professional baker and floral arranger. Survived by husband, Dennis; son, Chance; daughters, Leialoha, Tiara and Tatiana; parents, Bill and Cathy Howard, and Jane and Bill Gavin; brothers, Ron and Rob Howard; sister, Caitlin Howard; grandmother, Dorothy Howard. Visitation 9 a.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery Chapel; burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

ROBERT ARCHIBALD CHING, 61, of Honolulu, died May 21, 2005. Born in Honolulu. A retired contractor. Survived by daughters, Roxanna McKenney, Kehaulani, Vanessa and Jenifer Ching; brother, Gregory; sisters, Irma Sai and Debra Ching; eight grandchildren. Service 5 p.m. Saturday at Maunalua Bay. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

JUANITA GENEVIEVE CLENDENINN, 87, of Honolulu, died May 23, 2005. Born in Manhattan, New York City. Retired registered nurse. Survived by sons, Neil and Philip; sister, Margaret Gibbes; three grandchildren. Service pending. No flowers. Donations to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Arrangements Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

LEAGA LEI FIGUEROA, 50, of Wahiawa, died May 12, 2005. Born in Nu'uuli, American Samoa. Employed at KC Barber Shop in Wahiawa. Survived by husband, Johnny; sons, Junior Leaupepe, Shane, Johnny and Benny Figueroa; daughters, Pou Faagogo, Selepa Alatasi and Jamielyn Figueroa; brothers, Valoia and Meafeu Laolagi, Faitaua Mataafa, Saumalu and Taleni Mataafa; sisters, Lalelei Tialavea, Laavasa Eliu and Sulu Fidow; 13 grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 11:30 a.m.

LAVERNE MOMI GILMORE, 65, of Honolulu, died May 17, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Former St. Ann's Catholic Church Early Learning Center, Kane'ohe, teacher. Survived by children, Bradley, Darin, Danelle, Kyle, Kehau Tulimafua and Aloha Kaneakalau; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow at St. Ann's Church; Mass noon; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

HOMER AUGUST GROVES, 91, of Honolulu, died March 22, 2005. Born in Everett, Wash. Waikiki tourist merchandise manufacturing wholesaler. Survived by daughter, Holly; brother, Lennith. Memorial gathering 9 a.m. Monday at Waikiki Elks Club. Lei welcome. Donations to Elks National Foundation, 2750 Lakeview Ave., Chicago, IL 60614-1889. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

DANIEL MANABU HARANO, 80, of Kealakekua, Hawai'i, died May 23, 2005. Born in Kealakekua. Retired electrician. Survived by wife, Tamaki; sons, Nelson and Melvin; one grandchild; brothers, Yoshio, Makoto, Sadao and Harold; sisters, Mutsuko Kurita, Aiko Matsunaga and Mae. Visitation 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Kona Hongwanji Mission; service 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

YVONNE SUMIKO KAWAMURA, 56, of Mililani, died May 20, 2005. Born in Waialua. Kane'ohe Marine Corps Base personnel officer. Survived by husband, Edwin; daughters, Sharlen and Tammy; sister, Joanne Asato. Visitation 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

MASAKO KAWAUCHI, 79, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 24, 2005. Born in Kukuihaele, Hawai'i. A sales assistant retired from the former Helen's Fabric Shop. Survived by son, Karl; daughter, Marcia Obasa; brothers, Takashi and Robert Kashimoto; sisters, Chitsuko Asuka and Yaeko Honma. Visitation 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

ANDREW DAVID POWERS, 41, of Holualoa, Hawai'i, died May 2, 2005. Born in Chariton, Iowa. Professional fisherman and gourmet chef. Survived by mother, Mildred. Private scattering of ashes at sea Saturday. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Funeral & Tribute Services.

RUTH S. TANAKA, 80, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 20, 2005. Born in Papa'ikou, Hawai'i. Retired Hilo Public Library technician. Survived by sons, Lloyd, Lance and Wade; daughters, Wendy Tanaka and Nan Yuda; sister, Masue Masu; two grandchildren. Private service held. No flowers. No koden (monetary offerings).

FRANCES MEW CHOY TOM, 95, of Honolulu, died May 23, 2005. A St. Andrew's Priory graduate. Survived by son, Clayton; daughter, Patricia Anderson; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Francis and Reuben Chun. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Aloha attire.

ADA R. VIRGO, 90, of Fountain Valley, Calif., formerly of Waialua, died May 21, 2005. Born in Faribault, Minn. A Waialua Plantation registered nurse. Survived by sons, John and Gordon; daughter, Alexa Griffin; sister, Gretchen Melgaard; four grandchildren. California service. Burial June 9 in O'ahu Cemetery. Arrangements by Dilday Brothers Mortuary, Huntington Beach, Calif.

MARYLOU M. WILKINS, 68, of Kailua, O'ahu, died May 22, 2005. Born in Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i. A secretary. Survived by son, Keith Kanno; daughter, Darelyn Kanno Pokropowicz; sisters, Janet Chong-Kee, Carolyn Chang and Charlotte Flores; three grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

KIKUE YAMATO, 96, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died May 17, 2005. Born in Wai'aha, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by daughter, Ethel Toki; grandson, Ted Toki; one great-grandson; sisters, Kiyono Matsunami, Adele Kumamaru and Rochelle Ashikawa; brother, Rod Onaka. Private service held. No koden (monetary donations).

HAROLD A. ZIMMERMAN, 76, of Honolulu, died May 20, 2005. Born in Wisconsin. Survived by sons, Gary and Richard; daughters, Sharon Cygnar; brother, Lyle; sisters, Shirley Gilbertson and Vivian Cronk; six grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.