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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, April 17, 2006


Advertiser Staff

DANA MEULAN PUA'ALA ALAMA-YAP, 40, of Honolulu, died April 10, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant. Survived by husband, Blayne; children, Brock and Brooke Yap; parents, David and Sandra Alama; sisters, Darsey Alama, Darlene Alama, Debbie Dias, Cyndy Nobriga; brothers, David "Kaui" Alama Jr., Kimo Alama and Gary Alama. Visitation 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Princess Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel, The Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama campus; service 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

WILLIAM "BILLY" BEST, 57, of Honolulu, formerly of Kahalu'u, died March 9, 2006. Manheim Aloha Auto Auction operations coordinator. Survived by wife, Valerie; sons, William "Billy Boy" and Robert; daughter, Ngaire Covington and Ululani Miyasato; nine grandchildren; step-father, John Baker; brother, Tamatoa Baker; sister, Ngaire Best. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo; Mass noon. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

BENJAMIN ASUNCION BUMANGLAG, 86, of Waipahu, died March 31, 2006. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired U.S. Army staff sergeant. Survived by sons, Clyde and Elliot; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Hilarion and David. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o, Mauka Chapel; service 11:30 a.m.; committal service 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

ROSALIND DOLORES CHING, 87, of Lubbock, Texas, formerly of Honolulu, died April 14, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A registered, and private duty, nurse. Survived by five step-brothers and sisters; daughter, Lolita Dalley; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Interment in Hawai'i. Arrangements by Sanders Funeral Home, Lubbock.

EVANGALINE JESSAMAE CORALES, 66, of Honolulu, died March 25, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Bradford Pikini; daughters, Bernadine and Brenda Pikini and Beryl; brothers, Edward and Emmery Atkins; granddaughter, Jarrae Puni. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary; service 9 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

JOSEPHINE MARVALEE NAPAEOLEI ADAMS CRAWFORD, 80, of Waikoloa, Hawai'i, died March 17, 2006. Born in La'ie, O'ahu. A Charleston (N.C.) Police Department secretary. Survived by sons, Chris and Mark; brothers, John, James, Scott and Michael Adams; sisters, Hester Rego, Marie MacDonald and Irmalee Pomeroy. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Waikoloa Baptist Church; fellowship to follow. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

ROSALINE FREITAS, 77, of Honolulu, died March 29, 2006. Born in 'Aiea. A homemaker. Survived by son, Ted; daughter, Laureen Josefovicz; four grandchildren; brother, Antone Ferreira Jr.; sister, Evelyn Martinez. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Saturday at O'ahu Cemetery chapel; service 11:30 a.m. No flowers.

SUMIKO FUJII, 92, of Honolulu, died April 4, 2006. Born in Ka'u, Hawai'i. Retired state Department of Education educational assistant. Survived by son, Paul. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

LANI R. IKEDA, 81, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, formerly of Sprecklesville, Maui, died April 13, 2006. Born in Kansas. Realtor and broker with Lani R. Ikeda Realty. Survived by husband, Alexander; sons, Richard Cormier, Mark Abeyta, Dr. Carlos Abeyta and David Au; daughters, Raquel Abeyta and Amy Au; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 4 p.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire.

ETHEL Y.S. LUM KAM, 89, of Honolulu, died March 24, 2006. Born in Honolulu. First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu charter member. Survived by sons, Jeffrey, Gregory, Ernest and Franklin; daughter, Lorraine Lau; brothers, Y.H. and Norman Lum; sister, Loretta Dong; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

KIKUO "TOMMY" KOBASHIGAWA, 81, of Kane'ohe, died April 5, 2006. Born in Kahalu'u. An Aloha Electric Co. electrician. Survived by brothers, Andrew and George; sisters, Sadie Tokumori and Ruth Asato. Visitation 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service noon. No flowers. Aloha attire.

IRENE M. NAHINU, 64, of 'Ewa Beach, died March 18, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Robert Sr.; children, Cecilia, Nathan and Victor Nahinu, Vicky Samson and Cheryl Kahalewai; brother, Lawrence Coloma; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Sunday at Magic Island, Site 40. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

TSUNEO OSAKI, also known as FRANCIS TSUNEO OSAKI, 89, of Honolulu, died April 3, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired city Department of Parks and Recreation plumber. Survived by wife, Peggy; sons, Stephen and Arthur; daughter, Bertha Shigematsu; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Masao. Visitation 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 2 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

WILLIAM "WILLY" KALEIANUENUE PACATANG SR., 58, of Kealakekua, Hawai'i, died April 11, 2006. Born in Kahalu'u, Kona, Hawai'i. A cook at King Kamehameha Hotel, Kona Tropics Restaurant, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Big Island Grill; King Kamehameha Hotel bellman; former lead waiter, Kona Village Resort; member, Big Island Liquor Commission; and ILWU business agent. Survived by wife, Shirley; daughter, Danielle Vasquez; son, Billy Jr.; stepson, Brandon Yangson; stepdaughters, Sheri Bartsch and Caren Javillonar; brothers, Alfred, Apela, and Querico Pacatang and Gaudens Girbisi; sisters, Linda Lindsey, Carolyn Tina and Dionysia Kamaka; one granddaughter; five step-grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at Solid Rock Ministry, 73-4855 Kanaiani St., Kaloko Light Industrial Park, Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i; service 10 a.m.; burial of urn to follow at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa, Hawai'i. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

WILLIAM C. SEE JR., 83, of Honolulu, died April 5, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired federal firefighter and Fort Shafter security guard. Survived by wife, Merna; daughters, Victoria Liu, Danidee Asuncion and Dawn Gamponia; sons, William III, Burt, Miles and Gary; brothers, Walter and Robert Chock and Robert Hanaike; sisters, Amy, Susan and Sharon; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.Friday at the mortuary; service 8:30 a.m.; burial 10 a.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

KU'UIPO SKAGGS-KAULULAAU, infant daughter of Jolynn Kaululaau-Cruz and Thomas Skaggs, died April 9, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Also survived by grandparents, Joseph and Shirleen Kaululaau and Ryland Skaggs; sisters, Aaliya Kaululaau and Kaiya Skaggs Kaululaau. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

MELVIN MINORU TAKARA, 61, of 'Aiea, died April 9, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired member of Sheetmetal Workers Union, Local 293. Survived by wife, Marlene; daughter, Meredith; son, Matthew; grandson, Kelly; mother, Aiko; brothers, Dennis, Russell and Jeffrey; sisters, Sandra Fujimoto and Gail Masaki. Service 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

JAMES "JIM" YOUNG, 92, of Wahiawa, died April 13, 2006. Born in Tell, Texas. U.S. Navy retiree; longtime Holsom Bakery employee. Survived by wife, Frances; daughter, Francine Fowler; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren. Committee service 2 p.m. Thursday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o.