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VIOLET "BABA" "CECILIA" LEILANI AH SING, also known as VIOLET PUAALA MENESES, 80, of Alaska, formerly of Hono-lulu, died Dec. 12, 2006. Born in Wai'anae. Survived by children, Ray-Gordon Kealoha, Viola-Mae Hartley, John, Robert, Erin and Patrick Meneses and Jonathan Ah Sing; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Phyllis Ortiz, Shirley Smith, Clara Sasan and Hazel Lacroix. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire.
RODNEY CHOJI AOKI, 85, of Honolulu, died on Dec. 10, 2006. Born in Pa'auhau, Hawai'i. Retired president of Terminix International, Hawai'i. Survived by daughter, Sharon Aoki; sisters-in-law, Bea Aoki and Jane Hashimoto; brothers-in-law, Nick Enanoria and Raymond Kokubun; nieces, nephews, cousins. Private service held. Inurned at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.
SHIZUKO ARAKAKI, of Honolulu, died Dec. 13, 2006. Born in Honoka'a, Hawai'i. A retired inventory clerk for Beniya Shokudo. Survived by sons, Walter "Kei" and Clifton; daughter, Sally Tabac; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Fumiyo Hamamura and Sumiko Futa. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
SHARON CARPENTER, 56, of Victorville, Calif., died Dec. 13, 2006. Attended Heald College; a hula teacher at Dancetime Studio. Survived by daughter, Malia; son, Mathew; father, Chrysantos Taiping; sisters, Tina Carr, Cindy Murakami, Anna Kauinui and Shila Berona; brother, Gary Taiping. Service held. Burial at Riverside National Cemetery. Arrangements by Hall High Desert Mortuary.
TOMAS PALADA DULDULAO, 87, of 'Ele'ele, Kaua'i, died Dec. 15, 2006. Born in Philippines. Irrigation employee for McBryde Sugar Co. Survived by wife, Adeline; daughters, Dely Layaoen and Merlita Albano; sons, Guilermo, Francisco, Alex and Balthazae; sisters, Margarita Atuelan, Constancia Duldulao, Arsenia Palada and Cirila Puyaoan; brothers, Juan and Castor Palada, Pio and Jacinto Duldulao; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo, Kaua'i; service 9 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at 'Ele'ele Sacred Hearts Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual Attire. Arrangements by Borthwick/Kaua'i Mortuary.
GAIL CAMPBELL GAMMIE, 78, of Kula, Maui, died Dec. 15, 2006. Born on O'ahu. Retired owner of Hawaiian Rentals. Survived by sons, Peter and Paul; brothers, James, Frisbee Campbell and Wick Campbell; five grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. Jan. 5 at Keawalai Church, Makena, Maui. Private inurnment on O'ahu. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
HELEN EMMA GRANT, 97, of Honolulu, died Dec. 17, 2006. Born in Portland, Ore. Retired bank teller. Survived by son, Lee; daughter, Lois Dalgas; 5 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. Service tomorrow in Portland. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
TIMOTHY "COACH" HOOMALU, 65, of Honolulu, died Oct. 6, 2006. Born in Pa'ia, Maui. A compositor retired from Hawai'i Newspaper Agency. Survived by wife, Linda Thurston; sister, Elizabeth Ahue; brothers, Vernon, Arthur and Mark; children and grandchildren. Private graveside service held at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
HARRIET H. KALAI, 81, of 'Anahola, Kaua'i, died Dec. 18, 2006. Linen valet for Ala Moana Hotel. Survived by children, Ilene Marrotte, Chang Martin, Jacques Patterson and Anelalani Patterson; sisters, Almar Napuelua and Florence Koanui; four brothers, Henry Luhela, Wana Mailolo, Calvin and Kalani Kaina; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 3, 2007 at Borthwick Mortuary mauka chapel; service 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick/Kaua'i Mortuary.
CHANG A. KANG, 93, of Honolulu, died Dec. 13, 2006. Born in South Korea. A retired housekeeper. Survived by daughter, Sincha Ko; a granddaughter. Visitation 11 a.m. Tuesday at Korean Christ United Methodist Church; service noon. Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
HARLEY KEANIANIKUOKALANI KAPULE, 45, of Lahaina, Maui, formerly of Moloka'i, died Dec. 12, 2006. Born in Moloka'i. Former employee of the Kaanapali Westin Hotel laundry department. Survived by brothers, Solomon, Ursus and William. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 8 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kalaiakamanuhou Church, Moloka'i; service 10:30 a.m. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
CAIRD GILBERT KIDSTON, 89, of Kihei, Maui, died Dec. 19, 2006. Born in Youngstown, Ohio. General manager at Roberts Floor Covering. Survived by son, David; daughter, Sue Gaw; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Private family service. Donations to the Pacific Cancer Institute, 221 Mahalani St., Wailuku, HI 96793. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
ARNOLFO T. MOLINA, 71, of Koloa, Kaua'i, died Dec. 17, 2006. Born in the Philippines. A dishwasher. Survived by wife, Rosamilia; daughterss, Maribel Molina and Mary Ann Kobashigawa; son, Arnold; mother, Ana; five grandchildren; a brother and sisters. Visitation 2 to 3:15 p.m. Saturday at St. Raphaels Church, Koloa; Mass 3:30 p.m.; burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual Attire. Arrangements by Borthwick/Kaua'i Mortuary
ROSEMARIE MAILE NG, 80, of Honolulu, died Nov. 27, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired clerk with the Circuit Court. Survived by son, Edward; daughter, Maile Gay Judd; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
MARCELO RAPANOT, 97, of Kekaha, Kaua'i, died Dec. 19, 2006. Born in Santa Catalina, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A retired laborer with Kekaha Sugar. Survived by wife, Moyo; children, Jill Gerken, Cipriano Ragocos, Rachel Alvarez, Karen Yadao, Burt, Brian, Mila, and Theresa Nakata; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Theresa Catholic Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.
JOLENTA JOAN RODRIGUEZ-ORTIZ, also known as JOANN JOAN MATIAS, 64, of Honolulu, died Dec. 15, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Rafael; son, Gary DeSa; daughter, Jorene Alapai; eight grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; brothers, John and Robert Matias. Visitation 9 a.m.Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 1p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
MILLARD OWEN SHEETS, 75, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Nov. 20, 2006. Born in Los Angeles. Retired field supervisor for Hamakua Sugar Co.; former executive director of the Big Island AIDS Project. Survived by wife, Dr. Jacqueline Brittain; sons, Yar, John and Timothy; daughters, Mary Von Seggern and Ann O'Connell; sister, Carolyn Owen-Towle; brother, Tony; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service. No monetary donations. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawai'i Funeral Home.
JESSICA MARIE TRISTAN, 27, of Gilbert, Ariz., died Dec. 8, 2006. Born in California. A student at the University of Hawai'i. Survived by fiance, Jeff Aragon; parents, Frank and Sherri Tristan; brother, Christopher; grandmother, Fran. Private service in Moreno Valley, Calif. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary/Honolulu.
MARIE T. WATSON, 80, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died Dec. 15, 2006. Born in Lihu'e. A waitress for Kauai Inn. Survived by children, Shirley, James and Tony Prem, and Bettylou Sanchez, Bobby Soares and Diane Ebinger; brothers, Louis Tory, Daniel Melendez and Ronald Borilez; sisters, Evelyn Bonachita, Sylvia Hardy and Isabella Anduha; 22 grandchildren; 59 great grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 10:15 a.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary chapel, Koloa, Kaua'i; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Kaua'i Memorial Gardens. Casual Attire. Arrangements by Borthwick/Kaua'i Mortuary.