GEORGE ALBERT BALY, 85, of Honolulu, died Feb. 9, 2007. Born in Chicago, Ill. A retired financial analyst at the Bureau of the Public Debt with the U.S. Treasury Department. Survived by daughter, Revene Doctor Anita Baly. Service 1 p.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kaheka Street. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
PEARL LAI CHING, 78, of 'Aiea, died Feb. 27, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Retired licensed practical nurse at Leahi Hospital. Survived by husband, Elliot; sons, Gregory and Darrin; daughter, Raynette; two grandchildren; brother, Daniel Lai. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
PHILIP CHONG, 70, of California, died March 3, 2007. Born in Ho-nolulu. An expert horseman; stunt actor who worked in hundreds of movies and television shows; founder of Stunt Equipment Rental Business; first Asian-American invited to become a member of the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures. Survived by wife, Stephanie; sisters, Carol White and Cora; stepchildren, David Page and Kim Knapp; nieces; nephews; stepgrandchildren. Service 3 p.m. today at Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, donations to 'Iolani Alumni Association; MPTF (Motion Picture and Television Foundation), 22212 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300, Woodland Hills, CA 91364; Paniolo Preservation Society, 42-2279-B Kanehola Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743 or UNICEF. Arrangements by Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills.
ARTHUR COTTON, 87, of Honolulu, died Feb. 22, 2007. Born in Chicago, Ill. Retired United Airlines sales agent. Survived by wife, Marilyn; sons, Kevin, Kurt and Kent; three grandchildren. Private service held. Donations to Community Of Christ Church. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.
ASAYO CULLMAN, 93, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, died March 7, 2007. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Patricia Jonas, Janice Webb and Alexis Donaldson; five grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Tanaka; nieces; nephews. Visitation 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
REBECCA ALO CUMMINGS, 87, of Honolulu, formerly of Wailuku, Maui, died March 7, 2007. Born in Maui. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Robert Jr. and Ted; daughters, Cassandra Siddoway, Bonnie Puamana Mitchell, Echo Ring and Maile Larsen; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, William Alo Sr. and Roland Alo; sister, Olga Heu. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
RICHARD FRANCIS DUTTON, 60, of Ann Arbor, Mich., died March 6, 2007. Born in Jackson, Mich. A social worker at Arbor Hospice. Survived by wife, Erica; daughters, Gwen Marie Harvey and Michelle Renee Fish; four grandchildren, two nephews; one niece. Services in Michigan. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Funeral & Tribute Services of West Hawai'i.
ERNESTINE YVONNE FRANCIS-KEMBLE, 67, of 'Aiea, died Jan. 31, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Retired payroll clerk at Tripler Army Medical Center. Survived by daughter, Michele Kemble-Soares; three grandchildren; sisters, Sybil Bush, Patricia Cox and Mary Ann Padilla. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
SOPHIE GABONIA, 83, of Honolulu, died Feb. 27, 2007. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. Survived by sons, Rufo, Marcelo and Anthony; daughters, Dee Dee Kuapahi, Priscilla Juliano and Carmen Miller; brothers, Clark and Bert Comages, Flav and Julian Comajis; sister, Mary Lagapa; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.
WAYNE HISAO ISHIHARA, 53, of Honolulu, died Feb. 25, 2007. Born in Honolulu. A truck driver. Survived by brothers, Melvin and Gary; sister, Lynn Espinda. Private service. Donations to the Institute for Human Services. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
MASARU "KANE" KANESHIRO, 83, of Mililani, died Feb. 19, 2007. Born in Honohina, Hawai'i. Lived and worked in Okinawa, Japan, for many years. Survived by wife, Nancy; daughters, Wendy Kaneshiro-Yuen and Dayna; brothers, Hiroshi and Katsumi; sisters, Rachel Higa, Edna Tagami, Katy Fukuda and Yaeko Beall; caregiver, Sharon Harvey. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.
TOMIE M. KAWAWAKI, 76, of Honolulu, died March 1, 2007. Born in Wailuku, Maui. A retired state Department of Education teacher at Honoka'a High and Elementary School. Survived by husband, Yasuhiko; daughters, Claire Kawawaki-Nakano and Audrey Okemura; brothers, Kaoru and Seiji Muraoka; sisters, Fumiko Nakamura, Kay Hirayama, Margie Watanabe and Ellen Moriwaki. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
JANET FUMIKO KEAULANI, 84, of Kapolei, died Feb. 26, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Bruce and Robert; brothers, Keisaku and Takayuki Kaneda; sisters, Mikiye Mishima and Aiko Obata; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
EMMA MASANO KUWADA, 87, of Kalaoa, Kona, Hawai'i, died Feb. 27, 2007. Born in Kahalu'u, Hawai'i. Original owner of Emma's Florist. Survived by husband, Ward; stepson, George; brothers, Shoji, Mark and Karl Kawahara; sisters, Minnie Mana, Tomie Ahn and Lily Risberg; nine stepgrandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. next Saturday at Central Kona Union Church, Kealakekua, Hawai'i; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kailua, Kona.
CHERYL LEIKO NAGASAKO, 49, of Waipi'o, died Feb. 26, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Retired Waikele Elementary School educator. Survived by husband, Matthew; daughter, Shannon Nagasako-Caldonetti; son, Jan Michael; two grandchildren; mother, Kay Higuchi; sisters, Gracynn Maehara and Deneen Nakashima. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.
RICHARD LAWRENCE NAKACHI, 49, of Waimanalo, died Feb. 28, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Landscaper for Windward Yard Service. Survived by fiancee, Michelle Isaacs; sons; Likeke and Nokeakua Nakachi-Isaacs; parents, Jerome Sr., Marie Nakachi and Richard Bermudez Sr.; brothers, Jerome Nakachi Jr., Butch Generalao and Richard Bermudez Jr.; sisters, Kitty Quiton and Michelle Picone. Scattering of ashes 9 a.m. Monday at Lanikai boat ramp; refreshments to follow. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
YOSHIKO NISHIMURA, 86, of Lahaina, Maui, died March 4, 2007. Born in Lahaina. A homemaker. Survived by sons, David, Norman, Howard and Ernest; sisters, Sakae Gerry Ideoka and Shizuko Judy Fujimoto; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
NGOANH THANH NGUYEN, 69, of Honolulu, died March 2, 2007. Born in Vietnam. Survived by wife, Yen Thi Duong; sons, Buu Hoang, John Chau and James Tuan; daughters, Katherine Doan and Tiffany Lieu; nine grandchildren; brother, Khai Hoang. Buddhist service and visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; burial 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.
CHIEKO OGATA, 97, of Honolulu, died Feb. 18, 2007. Born in 'Ola'a, Hawai'i. Retired Jefferson Elementary School cafeteria worker. Survived by three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Roy, Alvin and Larry Ihori; sisters, Gladys Kuroda and Asayo Takaki. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
VERNA WILLIAMS SMITH, 96, of Honolulu, died Feb. 26, 2007. Born in Cambria, Calif. The founder of Lund-Heitman Smith Advertising Agency and Public Relations. Survived by son, Steven; daughter, Sherol Jenner; four grandchildren; three great-grandsons. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
TEISHU TENGAN, 101, of Pearl City, died March 5, 2007. Born in Gushikawa, Okinawa. Member of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survived by grandsons, Bradley Rikio Tengan and Garrick Ken Tengan; great-granddaughter, Sheri-Ann Tengan. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
GEORGE MOTOHIDE TONAKI, 83, of Honolulu, died March 1, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Retired steam fitter (plumber) for Fort Shafter. Survived by wife, Margaret; sons, Garrett and Darrell; daughter, Lynette Rutledge; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Ed and Roy; sisters, Ana Oroku, Dorothy Higa, Margorie Sumida and Jeanette Okamura. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. next Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 4 p.m. Casual attire.
LUI MANOMANO KAILIULI WAIWAIOLE, 84, of Honolulu, died March 3, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Civl service fuel depot worker at Wheeler Army Air Field. Survived by brothers, Stephen and Donald Beirne; sisters, Elizabeth Prestige and Frances Teshima. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Aloha attire.
RICHARD YUEN CHOY ZANE, 81, of 'Ewa Beach, died Feb. 26, 2007. Born in Kane'ohe. Retired U.S. Army sergeant major; worked for the Navy Exchange. Survived by wife, Ethel; son, Robert; daughter, Jade Oravis; sister, Alice Gantt; brothers, Walter and Benjamin; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.