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SAKAE ASARI, 95, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died July 6, 2006. Born in Hilo. A homemaker. Survived by son, Lawrence; daughters, Sachiko Peralta, Toshiko Yamano, Eiko Kanehiro and Ann Kimoto; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
RAYMOND FRANK BARRETT, 50, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died July 16, 2006. Born in Washington state. An artist whose paintings have been featured at Aloha Images. Survived by son, Jason Garcia; parents, Charles and Patricia; sister, Carol Reynolds; brothers, Victor, Peter and Glenn; three grandchildren. Celebration of life 5 p.m. Saturday at Anchors Beach behind Kapa'a Library. No flowers. Photos and written stories about Raymond welcome for the memory book. Donations to Kauai Children's Discovery Museum, % Ray's Fund for Kids Art, 4-831 Kuhio Highway, Suite 332, Kapaa, HI 96746. Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
EMILY META BURT, 89, of Keauhou, Hawai'i, died June 24, 2006. Born in Svold, N.D. A housewife. Survived by sons, Edward Jr. and Raymond; brother, Magnus Eyrikson; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. California service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i.
CHADWICK "DINO" LANAKILA CHING, 52, of Honolulu, died July 8, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A Waikiki beachboy, surf instructor and outrigger canoe captain. Survived by girlfriend, Kelly; father, Valentine Jr.; sister, Pearl Lareau; grandchildren, Kayla, Chance, Tea-Zen, Tiera-Chanel and Michael-Dillon. Service 9 a.m. Sunday at Dino's umbrella, Kuhio Beach, behind Duke Kahanamoku's statue.
MAXINE G. FORD, 93, of Kane'ohe, died July 17, 2006. Born in Shreveport, La. Survived by son, Jere; daughter, Marsha Keller; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
ALBERT S. FUKUTOMI, 58, of Wailuku, Maui, died July 7, 2006. Born on Kaua'i. Retired U.S. Postal Service carrier. Survived by wife, Winona; sisters, Valerie Kawakami and Sulyn Hashimoto. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; reception to follow. Lei welcome. Casual attire.
HELEN TOMOE ARAMAKI FUJII, 94, of Honolulu, died June 30, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired self-employed dressmaker. Survived by sons, Gordon, Melvin and Stanford; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
RUTH MAE GENCO, 85, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died July 10, 2006. Born in Centralia, Okla. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Gina Genco and Karen Duvall; brother, Fred Barney; sisters, Stella Beasley and Nina Cox; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary; service 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire
JAMES TOSHIO HIGA, 62, of Benicia, Calif., formerly of 'Aiea, died July 2, 2006. Born in Honolulu. San Francisco Water Department electrician. Survived by wife, Susan; daughters, Michelle Perry and Kristine Woon; six grandchildren; mother, Doris "Haruko"; brother, Eugene; sisters, Sharon Kobashigawa and Elaine. Visitation 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.
ICHIYE "AGGIE" HIKICHI, 84, of 'Ewa, died July 5, 2006. Born in Wai'anae. Member of Waipahu Soto Mission. Survived by brothers, Hakaru, Bobby, Reginald "Moose" and Paul Tamura; sister, Lillian Tamura. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
ALMA MAE HO, 81, of Honolulu, died July 10, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired state worker, recently with the Senate clerk's office. Survived by sons, Steven, David and Alvin; daughters, Cynthia Ho and Darlene Kau; brother, Col. Donald Chung; sister, Hope Lee; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
LYDIA KIKUYO IWASAKI, 91, of Honolulu, died July 16, 2006. Born on Kaua'i. Volunteer for the Festival of Trees (The Queen's Medical Center). Survived by brother, Shoichi; sister, Hanako Tateishi. Private service held on Kaua'i. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
ROY SCOT JIMENEZ, 49, of Kailua, died July 10, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by parents, Robert and Hideko; brother, Eric; wife, Brigete; sons, Anthony and Noah. Visitation 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes noon July 28 at Sandy Beach. Flowers and lei welcome. Aloha attire.
SANG SUK KIM, 79, of Kane'ohe, died July 15, 2006. Born in South Korea. Survived by daughter, Candice Kam Milbrad; four granddaughters; two grandsons; sons, Chong Soo and Chong Yul; sisters, Jae Suk, Wona and Hae Suk. Visitation 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 5:30 p.m.
PAUL KAORU KUWASHIMA, 83, of Kahului, Maui, died July 10, 2006. Born in Pulehu, Maui. A retired HC&S truckdriver. Survived by wife, Judy; son, Gary; daughter, Karen; brother, Hiroshi; sisters, Eiko Sakuma, Nancy Fukagawa, Peggy Uehara and Reiko Matsunaga. Visitation over the urn 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary; service 12:30 p.m. Inurnment at a later date.
NORIKO MAINS, 78, formerly of Wahiawa, died June 4, 2006. Born in Tokyo, Japan. Survived by son, David; daughters, Fiona Ripple and Aileen Zimmer; two granddaughters.
NICKEY WAYNE "HAWAIIAN NICK" McCOMB SR., 59, of San Ramon, Calif., died June 19, 2006. Born in Hawai'i. Survived by mother, Rose; wife, Robbie; children, Crystal, Heather, Teri and Nick Jr.; sister, Linda; stepsister, Francine; half sisters, Ruth, Marta, Tarra, Kathy and Dina; half brothers, John and Shane; seven grandchildren. California service held. No flowers. Donations to California Kidney Cancer Foundation, 2100 Webster St., Suite 326, San Francisco, CA 94115; or Salvation Army Addiction Treatment Service, 3624 Waokanaka St., Honolulu, HI 96817. Arrangements by Tradition Care Funeral Services, Pleasant Hill, Calif.
RODNEY S. MENDES, 52, of Murrieta, Calif., died July 11, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A Saint Louis High School graduate and Mainland entomologist. Survived by daughter, Stephanie; son, Christopher; mother, Bernice; sister, Melvia Chang; nieces. Private service.
VICTOR LUCAS MONEGAS SR., 88, of Kapolei, died July 5, 2006. Born in San Juan, Alcala, Pangasinan, Philippines. A member of Maile Iglesia Ni Cristo. Survived by wife, Paulina; sons, Orlando, Leonardo, Amado, Domingo, Victor Jr. and Marcelino; daughters, Aida Guitierrez, Adora Bale, Purita Soriano and Fe Monegas; sister, Gregoria Agaoid; 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
WILTON PHILLIP MYERSON, 65, of Honolulu, died July 14, 2006. Born in St. Louis, Mo. An account manager for Northrop Grumman; retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer. Survived by wife, Kumiko; son, Anthony; daughter, Maria Nakachi; four grandchildren. Private service held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
RICHARD "RICK" EVERETT NELSON, 50, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died July 17, 2006. Born in Hilo. A painter. Survived by mother, Jeannie Bedlow; son, Erick Mattos; sister, Monica Chun. Service held. Arrangement by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
LYNETTE SACHIE OLIVA, 56, of Lana'i City, Lana'i, died July 11, 2006. Born in Lana'i City. A retired school teacher. Survived by husband, Florito; daughter, Tanya Etrata; mother, Taneko Onuma; brothers, Wallace and Curtis; sisters, Cynthia Kaufman and Cathy Sutton; a grandson. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
RUTH KAZUE OSUMI, 79, of Hono-lulu, died July 6, 2006. Born in Hono-lulu. Executive secretary of Pacific Insurance Co. Survived by sisters, Dorothy Masuda, Jean Shin and Bessie Yamauchi. Private service held. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
HERBERT HADLEY PARKER, 74, of Honolulu, died June 30, 2006. Born in Tallmadge, Ohio. Retired U.S. Army sergeant major. Survived by wife, Kayoko; daughter, Barbara; two grandchildren; brother, Howard Brannon; sisters, Patricia Thorson and Nancy White. Private service. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
RINALDO JOSEPH PELEFINI, 91, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died July 9, 2006. Born in San Francisco. Retired bartender. Survived by sons, Michael Castro-Pelefini, James and Andrew; daughters, Janice Marshall, Linda Mohr and Mary Hernandez; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Service in California. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.
ROSE CABRAL PIRES, 92, of Hono-lulu, died July 14, 2006. Born in Hana, Maui. Retired housekeeper at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Survived by sons, William Jr. and Donald; daughters, Rose Marie Nakoa, Ethelvina Bolosan and Winifred Todd; sisters, Eva Medeiros, Alexandria Helm, Mary Cravalho and Dorothy Frerkson; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace; Mass noon; burial service 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Validated parking at Century Square. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
SARAH AIKO TAKITANI, 92, of Ho-nolulu, died June 28, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Co-founder of Hawaiian Host Inc. Survived by nephews and nieces. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
SIONAIA TU'A VI, 56, of Kahuku, died July 9, 2006. Born in Pangai, Ha'apai, Tonga. Sunset Elementary School counselor. Survived by brothers and sisters, Inoke, Koloti Finau, Viliami, Siosiane, Meleane Topui, Alekisanita, Tualau, Sister Theresa of Jesus, and Taliauli. Visitation 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, La'ie North Stake Center; burial 2 p.m. in La'ie Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
ARTHUR "DOUGIE" WHITE, 62, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died July 16, 2006. Born in New London, Conn. Survived by wife, Carol Jenness-White; daughter, Shannon; brother, Michael; sister, Suzanne Nichols; companion, Mad Max; poker buddy, Todd. Private service; poker game to follow. Green chips requested. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
HOMER K. WOLFSEN, 80, of Wailuku, Maui, died July 15, 2006. Born in Oak Harbor, Wash. Retired superintendent in the construction industry. Survived by son, Jim; daughters, Cathy Toka, Beverly, Mary Howard and Polly Dennis; brother, Harry; sisters, Gerry Howard and Margie Lindaman; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Sunday at Launiupoko Beach Park, Lahaina. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
YU SHENG XIAO, 80, of Honolulu, died July 13, 2006. Born in Canton, China. Survived by ex-wife, Xiu Qiong Liu; son, Fu Yang; daughters, Melly Chen, Annie Zheng, and Amanda; five grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; Taoist service; burial service 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.