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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 2, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Evelyn "Nita" Meyer Alexander, 75, of Honolulu, died March 26, 2010. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Survived by children, Debra Arevalo, Brenda Akana, Arthur Jr., Calvin and Faynani; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lionel "Boyz" and Francis "Butchie" Meyer; sister, Anna "Augie" Martin. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. George Catholic Church; eulogy 10:30 a.m.; Mass 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Donald Douglas Chapman, 82, died March 23, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Principal architect in charge of public and private projects; design architect for Arizona Memorial Visitors Center; twice appointed to state board of architects; recipient of Ernie H. Hara Distinguished Service Award. Survived by wife, Carol Hartley Chapman; daughter, Denice Kelly; five grandchildren; brothers, Robert, and Joe and Jeff Hartley. Celebration of life 2 p.m. April 10 at the Bainbridge Island, Wash., family home; reception 5 p.m. Scattering of ashes in Hawaii at a later date. Donations to The Bainbridge Island Help Line House, University of Hawaii Foundation/School of Architecture or The Ernest H. Hara FAIA Distinguished Service Award. Condolences: www.cookfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Mildred Matsuko Furuta, 93, of Kahului, Maui, died March 20, 2010. Born in 'Ola'a, Hawaii. Retired from Maui Land and Pineapple Co. Survived by son, Glenn; daughter, Charlotte Tokunaga; four sisters; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

Kyong Lee Hause, 59, of Honolulu, died March 25, 2010. Born in South Korea. Survived by husband, Lee; son, Rob Lee; daughters, Kwan-Lee Green and Jin-Hee; four brothers. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

Alice Shizuko Hiramoto, 85, of Honolulu, died March 5, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sisters, Rachel Fukuda and Hazel Mitsutomi; nephews; nieces. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Earl Hisaki Hirata, 54, of Honolulu, died March 20, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Oahu Transit Services Inc. plant maintenance foreman. Survived by former spouse, Teri; son, Kyle; stepdaughter, Sarah Yamashiro Antone; parents, Thomas and Florence; brother, Eric; sister, Janice Hirata Keka. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Ella Eleanor Howard, 95, of Honolulu, died March 28, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired state mail clerk. Survived by daughter, Mamo Ornellas; son, Thurman; two grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Sunday at Kaumakapili Church; service 7 p.m. Burial 10 a.m., Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Elaine Kikue Kaneshiro, 94, of Honolulu, died March 17, 2010. Born in Hakalau, Hawaii. Retired Tori Richard seamstress. Survived by sons, Urban and Arthur; daughters, Jane Lee and Helene Fukuda; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Stanley, Masaharu and Masahiro Matayoshi; sister, Ella Fumie Sakoda. Private service held. No flowers, No monetary gifts. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Lawrence Shigeo Kato, 76, of Mililani, died March 22, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard painter; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by son, Andy; brothers, George and Jerry; sisters, Ayako Kato and Helen Yoshimoto. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Harold Manabu Miyashita, 88, of Pearl City, died March 1, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired former postal worker and federal credit union supervisory examiner. Survived by wife, Lillie; son, Glenn; daughters, Sharon, and Sandra Baade; two grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Murata and Grace Hirota. Private service held; ashes scattered at sea.

Melody Ottum, 56, of Lhue, Kauai, died March 30, 2010. Born in Wisconsin. Toolmaster Hawaii Inc. employee. Survived by husband, William; brother, John Roeder; sisters, Bev, Carol, Kay and Paulette. Service in Wisconsin at a later date. Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Petronilo "Bestre" Corpuz Pagaling, 87, of Wahiawa, died March 6, 2010. Born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Dole Co. Survived by wife, Beatriz; sons, Bensito and Peter Jr.; daughters, Teresita Santa Ana and Gema Cruz; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Isabel Quimoyog; brothers, Venancio and Pablo. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

Joan Noeline Pulice, 76, of Honolulu, died March 18, 2010. Born in Brisbane, Australia. Retired St. Francis Medical Center nurse. Survived by sons, Bradley and Sean; daughter, Tracy; three grandchildren; brother, Ernest Brown. Visitation 10 a.m. Thursday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace; eulogy and Mass 11 a.m. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Colby Lee Rapp, 38, of Maui, died March 12, 2010. Survived by mother and stepfather, Joanne and Denny Guy; son, Keoni; sisters, Ashley Shearer, Jessica Riordan Barousse and Dana Lewis; grandmother, Lee McLeister. Celebration of life 2:30 p.m. April 11 at Trinity Episcopal Church by the Sea, Khei, Maui. No flowers. Donations to her son's college fund: www.keonecollege.blogspot.com.

Elfreide "Freida" Wanda Ryan, 86, of Anahola, Kauai, has died. Born in Germany. Homemaker. Survived by daughter, Sheila Lusby; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. today at The Regency at Puakea. Ar[0xad]rangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Geraldine Puanani Sato, 69, of Hilo, Hawaii, died March 25, 2010. Born in Hilo. Homemaker. Survived by husband, Robert; daughters, Robbie Lynn, Shantel Awai, Paulette Iopa, Pauline Iopa, Ululani "Bimsey" Lewis and Johnna-Mae Iopa; sons, Brian Iopa and Curtis Iopa; brothers, Joseph and Gordon Victor; sister, Pamela "DeeDee" Wana; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, Keaukaha; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Helen Yukiko Sawai, 79, of Wahiawa, died March 14, 2010. Born in Moiliili. Survived by husband, Mamoru; sons, Kevin and Wesley; daughter, Dayle Kurokawa; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Shigemori and Shigenobu Tamashiro; sisters, Elaine Terai and Grace Oishi. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Chester M. Shigeoka, 84, of Waialua, died March 6, 2010. Born in Poamoho Camp. Waialua Shoe Repair Shop cobbler for 49 years; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by sons, Mark and Brent; brother, Francis; sister, Mildred Segawa and Joyce Hirayama; four grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Patricia "Patsy" Diane Stout, 66, of Waianae, died March 19, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Maili Elementary School children's supervisor; Waianae United Methodist Church after-school tutor. Survived by sons, James Jr. and Patrick Danny; daughters, Claudia; sisters, Betty, Cathy and Dorene; brother, Mark Vierra; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m April 9 at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Hiroko Tanigawa, 90, of Hilo, Hawaii, formerly of Volcano, Hawaii, died March 24, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired tomato farmer. Survived by sons, Wilfred and Warren; daughter, Cheryle Ikeda; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; service 2 p.m. No flowers. No koden (monetary gifts). Casual attire.

Thomas Tadakazu Tsuchida, 88, of Kaneohe, died March 17, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired carpenter foreman for Local 745. Survived by wife, Keiko; son, Peter; daughter, Sandra; two grandchildren; sisters, Leatrice Kendricks and Jane Miyabe. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Johnny L. Walton Jr., 51, of Waianae, died March 24, 2010. Born in Tyronza, Ark. U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Survived by father, Johnny Sr.; mother, Opal Thompson; brothers, Anthony and Jarvis; sisters, Carolyn Dunlap, Barbara Morton and La Qualla Tatum; daughter, Johnel. Service in Tennessee. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Folora N. Wilson, 55, of Waianae, died March 31, 2010. Born in Fagatogo, American Samoa. Survived by husband, Curtis; daughter, Natasha; son, Glenn; mother, Victoria Sepulona; two grandsons; sisters, Victoria O'Donald and Malasia Sepulona. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.