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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, November 4, 2006


 •  George Holokai, 76, kumu hula, musician

Advertiser Staff

JANE C. ARIOS, 90, of Honolulu, died Oct. 6, 2006. Born in Hono-lulu. Survived by sons, Michael, Alfred, Raymond, Francis and Ted Infante; daughters, Janet Tsuda, Shirley Infante and Roslin Mires; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

CHARLES "CHARLIE" B. COGGINS, 74, of Kaunakakai, Moloka'i, died Oct. 29, 2006. Born in Portland, Maine. Retired telephone company employee. Survived by wife, Betty; son, Cary; daughter, Trudi Coggins-Lukoszyk; sister, Susan Whittier; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 4 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Episcopal Church in Ho'olehua, Moloka'i; service 5 p.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

S. "HOPPY" HOPKINS DAMON, 75, of Ha'iku, Maui, died Oct. 27, 2006. Born in Boston, Mass. Owner and operator of Aloha Heater Service; also operated Square One Designs. Survived by daughter, Lucinda Damon-Bach; brother, J. Parker. Service at a later date. Donations to Maui Arts & Cultural Center, attention Lisa Varde, Director of Development, 1 Cameron Way Kahului, HI 96732, or one's favorite charity. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

MARILYN GOTTESMAN, 65, of Honolulu, died Sept. 26, 2006. A real estate agent, avid golfer and fisher. Survived by daughter, Mindy Smith; sons, Richard, Andrew and Scott; six grandchildren. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Tuesday at Honolulu Yacht Club. Scattering of ashes and lu'au luncheon to follow. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers. Donations to the American Lung Association (www.lungusa.org).

RAYMOND RAY SATORU KATO, 61, of Honolulu, died Oct. 16, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Taxi driver. Survived by brothers, Thomas and Robert; sister, Nancy Murakami. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

BERTHA ESTRELLA ESDICUL KIHEI, 74, of Kane'ohe, died Oct. 24, 2006. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired dietician. Survived by husband, Henry; children, Kathleen Kawamura, Carol Correa, Linda Majalca, Joann Anoc and Patricia Fragas; brothers, Macelino, Julian and Lucas Esdicul; sisters, Benita Cezar, Vickie Moribe, Juanita Callejo and Felicidad Oniate; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

BESSIE TAMAE KURIHARA, 94, of Kailua, died Oct. 13, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Former office nurse. Survived by daughters, Joanne Inouye and Dianne Chinen; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

PABLO PAUL LIBERO, 78, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, formerly of Lana'i City, Lana'i, died Oct. 31, 2006. Born in Maunaloa, Moloka'i. Retired crane operator for Young Brothers and Dole Pineapple Co. Survived by wife, Lenora; daughters, Vivian Libero-Young, Gene-vieve Samonte, Barbara Pacini, Norma Cosare and Jasmine Heyl; brothers, Jesus, Pedro and Julio; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Private service. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawai'i.

DOROTHY PUAALA MEDEIROS, 49, of Kealakehe, Kona, Hawai'i, died Oct. 29, 2006. Born in Kealakekua, Hawai'i. Housekeeping supervisor at World Mark Condominium. Survived by companion, Robert Perkins; daughters, Sophia and Melanie Medeiros; father, Clarence; mother, Rose; brothers, Kealoha, Marvin, and Jesse; sisters, Lei Rodriguez and Clarice; four stepsons; three grandchildren. Friends may call from 6 p.m. Friday for an all-night visitation at her residence, 74-813 Ulua'oa St., Kealakehe. Visitation also 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church; service 10 a.m.; burial in church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

ANITA MEURON, 56, died Oct. 24, 2006. Born in California. A longtime Hawai'i resident, and accomplished artist. Survived by partner, Wayne Johnson. Private celebration of life at a later date. No flowers. Donations to SGV Lions Club, P.O. Box 317, Woodacre, CA 94973.

GARY "IGOR" TETSUO MIYASHIRO, 59, of Honolulu, died Oct. 19, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Real estate agent. Survived by wife, Renee; daughters, Danielle, Monique and Kimberly; granddaughter, Remilynne; mother, Toyoko; brother, Ron; sisters, Florence Takafuji and Dawn. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, service 6 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

FUMIKO ICHIYAMA NAGAMOTO, 89, of Honolulu, died Oct. 23, 2006. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Co-owner of the Nagamoto Grocery Store. Survived by daughters, Betty Honma and Mae Hong; brothers, Kazumasa, Sunao, Yutaka and Yoshiaki Ichiyama; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangement by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

KURT MITSUGI NAKASHIMA, 20, of Honolulu, died Oct. 30, 2006. Born in Hawai'i. Student at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa. Survived by parents, Richie and Leona; sister, Karla; grandmother, Litsuko Miyabara. Visitation 9:30 to 11 a.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; lunch to follow.

NANCY SHIZUKO NISHIHIRA, 80, of Honolulu, died Oct. 26, 2006. Born in Pepe'ekeo, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Henry; son, Lyle; daughter, Laurie Shinsato; two grandchildren; brother, George Uehara. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

KANICHI "RALPH" OKUDA, 89, of Wahiawa, died Oct. 8, 2006. Born in Waipahu. Survived by sister, Agnes Fujiwara; nieces; nephews. Private service held. No monetary donations. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

JOSEPH "JOEY" DWAIN PRICE, 74, of Anahola, Kaua'i, died Oct. 31, 2006. Born in Tulsa, Okla. A self-employed contractor. Survived by wife, Mary Ann; son, Joseph Parker; daughters, Martha Jo Krenek, Stephanie Ann Mikeska and Lorre Jane Bethke; sisters, Barbara Basham and Jane Cato; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 3:30 to 4 p.m. today at Anahola Baptist Church; service 4 p.m.; celebration of life party to follow at Aliomanu Estates. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

ALICE "GRANNY GOOSE" EVELYN PUNDYKE, 82, of Kailua, formerly of Kane'ohe, died Oct. 24, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Michael and Henry "Hank"; daughter, Katherine Neves; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Gladys Santos and Lavern. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation also 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary; service 10:15 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

JOSEPH KAOHU REFF, 64, of Pearl City, died Oct. 29, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired assistant business manager with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 1186. Survived by wife, Grace; son, Bradley; daughter, Kimberly Akiona; brother, Eric; sisters, Soonie Shelton and Lydia Kahanu; four grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at St. Alban's Chapel, 'Iolani School; celebration of life service 6 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

RONALD RICARDO SILVA, 69, of Honolulu, died Oct. 29, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Annie-Lani; sons, Craig, Wes and Ben-Jerry; daughters, Dannette Quisano, Stephanie Speidel, Corey Silva and Weneki Huntwork; brothers, Calvin and Randolph Navarro; sisters, Arlene Padilla, Helen Rabago, Paula Kalei and Ginger Mathias; 19 grandchildren. Service 11:30 a.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

BETTY YOKO TAWATA, 79, of Honolulu, died Oct. 30, 2006. Born in Osaka, Japan. Survived by sister, Shoko Doi. Inurnment 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

GLORIA COZZA VINES, 84, of Honolulu, died Oct. 31, 2006. Born in San Francisco. Retired school teacher. Survived by husband, Thomas; sons, David, Thomas and John; daughters, Vicky Horikami and Kathleen Whiteside; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m. Monday at Pearl Naval Station Memorial Chapel; service 11:30 a.m. No flowers and donations. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.