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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 8, 2007


Advertiser Staff

GEORGE AFFONSO, 90, of Auburn, Wash., formerly of Hono-ka'a, Hawai'i, died Jan. 27, 2007. Born in Kalopa, Hawai'i. Employed by the department of health. Survived by son, George; daughters, Myra Getchell and Diane Becker; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild. Service held in Auburn. No local service. No koden. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

BARBARA "BOBBIE" MIKIAALA AKEO, 63, of Kailua, died Jan. 31, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Church administrator of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Survived by husband, Paul Sr.; sons, Paul "Chuck" Jr. and Dale; daughter, Rhonda "Miki" Nelson; six grandchildren; brothers, Louis and Donald Miranda; sister, Carol Hugo. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church; Mass 7 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

Scattering of ashes for FRANCIS "POPS" "BUD" COLBURN ARNOLD, 79, of Ka'u, Hawai'i, who died Jan. 31, 2007, will be 11 a.m. Sunday at Punalu'u Beach Pavilion; lunch to follow. Born in Hono-lulu. Retired head of communications for the U.S. Navy, Pearl Harbor Public Works Center. Survived by sisters, June Walker, Alice Stertz and Yvonne Ernst; brother, Thomas; daughter, Kaohinani; son, Charles; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. For information call (808)938-9040. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawai'i.

KAREN TAKIKO AWAZU, 66, of 'Aiea, formerly of Wailua Homestead, Kaua'i, died Jan. 31, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Retired secretary for Wasa Electrical Services. Survived by husband, Paul; brother, Donald Nakano; sister, Janice Shinjo. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

TERUE FUKUDA, 85, of Honolulu, died Jan. 24, 2007. Born in Hono-lulu. Retired from Servco Financial. Survived by nephews and nieces. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

THOMAS NELSON GARY, 77, of Hale'iwa, died Jan. 30, 2007. Born in North Carolina. Retired from the U.S. Navy; a writer. Survived by wife, Mikako; sons, Gordon and Charles; daughter, Gwen Gary-Ramsay. Private service in Los Angeles. Donations to the Best Friend Animal Sanctuary, Web site: www.bestfriend.org. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

DOROTHY KUN LUM GOO, 90, of Honolulu, died Jan. 30, 2007. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Leonard and Lawrence; daughters, Lynette Liao and Lenora; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m. to noon Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service noon; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

ELENA BUMANGLAG GUIRA, 81, of Waipahu, died Feb. 1, 2007. Born in Waialua. A retired housekeeper. Survived by daughters, Imelda Ramos, Florida Balfe, Nicolasa Kornya, Adelina Salunga and Eleanor Tolentino; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; brother, Luis Bumanglag; sister, Flora Corpuz. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. next Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church; Mass 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

KEITH SEICHI HIGASHI, 33, of Kane'ohe, died Jan. 31, 2007. Born in Honolulu. A student at University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Survived by father, Alvin; mother, Daryl Jean Nakata; sister, Renee Tsukazaki; grandmother, Alice Taniguchi. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 5 p.m. Burial 11 a.m. Monday at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

BENJAMIN "BEN" JUMALON, 83, of 'Aiea, died Jan. 26, 2007. Born in Kona, Hawai'i. Retired from Hawaiian Electric Co.; an 'ukulelemaker. Survived by wife, Mary; sons, Robert, Byron and John; brothers, James, Moses, Marcellus, Edward and Clement; sisters, Arkelina Makuakane, Agnes Isa and Ethel Hao; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary; service 11 a.m.; committal service 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

LIZ KEMPE, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died Jan. 29, 2007. Born in New Orleans, La. A jewelry designer. Survived by husband, Richard; daughters, Jenny Kempe-Kupka and Julia; hanai son, Alex Kupka; brother, Eric Baehr; sisters, Yasmin Tirado, Vickie Painter, Debbie Long and Sam McFarland; grandson, Kaleo Kempe-Kupka. Contact family for service information. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

PATRICK JAMES KIRKEBY, 51, of Honolulu, died Feb. 4, 2007. Born in Bottineau, N.D. Branch manager for Safeway Stores. Survived by mother, Sylvia; brother, William; sisters, Carla Rae Schaan, Jennifer Shipman, Nicki, and Peggy. Celebration of life 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Magic Island, Ala Moana Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

BEATRICE U. KISHIDA, 88, of Honolulu, died Jan. 29, 2007. Born in Waimea, Kaua'i. Retired owner of Bea's Barber Shop in Palama. Survived by sons, Frederick and Calvin; daughters, Dorothy Nordstrom and Caroline; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

BERYLE EMMA KOCIAL, 94, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Feb. 1, 2007. Born in Mapleton Township, Minn. A retired office manager. Survived by daughter, Toni Wiley; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. No service. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

DOROTHY ELLEN LEE, 70, of Wailuku, Maui, died Feb. 4, 2007. Born in Los Angeles. Retired bank manager. Survived by sons, James and Joseph Tuckey; stepson, Donald "Don"; daughter, Tracey Estrada; stepdaughter, Allyn Lee; sister, Jo Ann Ridell; three grandchildren. Visitation noon Saturday at Mount Shasta Funeral Home, California; burial 1 p.m. at Mount Shasta Cemetery. Arrangements by Ballard Family.

SUEKO MATSUNAGA, 88, of Ha'iku, Maui, died Feb. 5, 2007. Born in 'Ele'ele, Kaua'i. A retired County of Maui worker. Survived by daughters, Joan Kitagawa and Beatrice Hara; sons, Robert and Paul; brother, Susumu Matoi; sister, Lillian Murakami; five grandchildren; a great grandchild. Visitation 3 p.m. Sunday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission; service over the urn 4 p.m. with inurnment to follow at the church niche. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

ROGER D. McQUARY, 71, died Dec. 23, 2006. Born in Dearborn, Mich. The proprietor of a cleaning and maintenance business in Palos Verdes, Calif., who retired to Honolulu. Survived by mother, Ruth; sister, Janet Brooks; life partner, John "Jack" Collins. Private service to be held in Honolulu at a later date.

TAMOTSU "TOMMY" MOTOHASHI, 77, of Honolulu, died Feb. 5, 2007. Born in Saitama-ken, Japan. Self-employed travel agent, owner of Rainbow Greeter. Survived by wife, Yoneko. Visitation from 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

EARL TAKEO SHIGEMOTO, 60, of Honolulu, died Feb. 2, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Owner of Hono-lulu Pen Shop. Survived by wife, Corinne; daughters, Sherra Shigemoto and Kelly Uyeda; a granddaughter; mother, Elaine; brother, Brian. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 4 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

JEAN CHIKUKO SHIMAHARA, 84, of Kahului, Maui, died Jan. 25, 2007. Born in Makawao. A homemaker. Survived by brother, Kenneth Kumasaka; sister, Doris Kumasaka. Service held. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

ALICE RAPOZA SILVA, 95, of Wai'anae, died Feb. 2, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Survived by caregivers, Genaro Perez and Wayne Lancaster. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

JOHN SOUZA TEIXEIRA JR., 88, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died Feb. 4, 2007. Born on Hawai'i. Owner of Teixeira's U Drive. Survived by wife, Maxine Landgren; son Richard; daughters, Sharon and Carla Briggs; sisters, Mable Gomes, Nickey Rawlins and Agnes Chuck; brothers, Fred, Walter and Norman; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Lions Club tribute 9:30 a.m. Monday at Lihu'e Lutheran Church; service 10 a.m.; scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick/Kaua'i Mortuary