Honolulu Advertiser & Star-Bulletin Obituaries

January 1 - December 31, 2002

 

 

 

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BERT CHING LIN CHAN WA, 82, of Mililani, died March 30, 2002. Retired from Guaranteed Mutual Life Underwriters Inc. as president and manager. Survived by wife, Lan Hung; son, Ivan; daughter, Valerie Tucker; sisters, Miu Lan Apo, Momi Fujimoto and Stella Fowler; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary. [Adv 11/4/2002]

 

HERMAN KAANAANA WAA, 76, of Ka'alaea, died May 3, 2002. Born in La'ie. A retired highway construction heavy equipment operator. Survived by wife, Nellie; sons, Herman Jr., Wayne and Warren; daughter, Hernel; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; hanai sons, Darren Dacuson and David Cunha; hanai daughter, Tetele Acedo. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park; service 7 p.m. Committal service 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. [Adv 8/5/2002]

 

TOSHIKO WACHI, 88, of Kalopa, Hawai'i, died Jan. 2, 2002. Born in Pa'auhau, Hawai'i. A retired independent sugarcane grower and member of Hamakua Jodo Mission. Survived by sons, Alan, George and Leslie; sister, Evelyn Murashige; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hamakua Jodo Mission; service over the ashes 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo. [Adv 6/1/2002]

 

LINDA WADLEY, 52, of Wailua, Kaua'i, died Aug. 21, 2002. Born in California. A salesperson for Border's Books. Survived by husband, Timothy Grand; son, James Work; daughter, Melissa Work; three sisters; two brothers. Private service held. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 4/9/2002]

 

BARBARA G. WADSWORTH , 79, of Honolulu, died May 27, 2002. Born in Pasadena, Calif. Retired owner of Wadsworth Inc. Survived by son, David; daughter, Karen Meyer; grandchildren, Brooke and Jana Wadsworth, Alex Jr. and Carmen Meyer. Visitation 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Clement's Episcopal Church; service 11 a.m.; private scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or American Lung Association. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 31/5/2002]

 

MITSUO "HONEY" WAGATSUMA, 82, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Sept. 12, 2002. Born in 'ola'a, Hawai'i. An electrician supervisor retired from the former Tanaka Electric. A member of IBEW Local 1186. Survived by wife, Miyeko; daughters, Linda Iwata and Jan Honda; sister, Tsuneko Watanabe; four grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.

 

ANNE DOREEN WAGNER, 85, of Honolulu, died Feb. 27, 2002. Born in Edwand, Alberta, Canada. A real estate investor. Survived by brother, Mike Babchuk; sisters, Lillian Chibri, Kay Ross, Nancy Brusky, Eileen Wilson and Zella Sieben; two grandchildren. Service noon Tuesday at Renaissance Ilikai Hotel, Pacific Ballroom. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary. [Adv 3/3/2002]

 

EARL ISAAC WAGNER, 77, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawai'i, died Dec. 1, 2002. Born in Connellsville, Penn. A retired compositor for the Hawai'i Newspaper Agency. Survived by son, Richard Wagner; daughter, Becky Nakasone; five grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. tomorrow at Waimalu Grace Brethren Church. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. [Adv 13/12/2002]

 

ELSA NELSON KALANI WAHINEHOOKAE, 50, of Honolulu, died Dec. 24, 202. Born in Honolulu. Survived by father, Charles Sr.; brothers, Charles Jr.; sisters, Anna and Nancy, and Jo Ann Isaacs. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi Ward Honolulu West Stake Center; service 11 a.m. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 31/12/2002]

 

ETHEL-MAE PIILANI WAIALAE, 54, of Wai'anae, died Oct. 20, 2002. Born in Honolulu. An accountant. Survived by sons, James, Edward and Jason Bero; brothers, Jerry and Roger; sisters, Arviella Kelii, Bethsiene Combs, Genevieve Hamilton, Roberta Searle, Diane Siegmund and Sarah Chun; four grandchildren. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at 89-232 Pi'ila'au Ave., Nanakuli; service 8 p.m. Burial 9 a.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home. [Adv 23/10/2002]

 

 

ABRAHAM "ABE" HAAEOKALANI WAIAMAU, 74, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died Dec. 26, 2002. Born in Waipouli, Kaua'i. Retired major with the Kaua'i Police Department. Survived by wife, Arlene; sons, Douglas and Alton; daughter, Thalia. nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Lihu'e Christian Church; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary. [Adv 01/01/2003]

 

GERSHOM KALEKOMA "TEDDY" WAIAU, 59, of Papakolea, died June 29, 2002. Former Ala Moana Beach Park groundskeeper. Survived by son, Gershom Jr.; daughter, Lamberlynn; father, the Rev. Patrick Dutro; brothers, Henry, Jeremiah and Clifford "Allan" Waiau; Warren and Patrick Dutro Jr.; sisters, Adeline Kaapa, Mary-Liz dutro and Erline Waiau; fiancee, Betty Key; stepson, Frank Rita. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday at Magic Island; scattering of ashes to follow. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 4/7/2002]

 

ESTHER HAALIPO WAILIULA, 93, of Ka'a'awa, died July 9, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by daughters, Momi Bee Kahawaiolaa, Henrietta AhQuin and Esther Nakoa; son, Anthony Bee; hanai son, Chester Adolpho; 36 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 37 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Genoa Keawe. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo Ward; service noon; burial to follow at Hawaiian memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. [Adv 15/7/2002]

 

Jemima "Honey Girl" Waiolama, 58, of Honolulu, died Sunday Feb 17, 2002 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Glenn; sons John Henry, Duane and Jason; daughter Glennella Burke; sisters Luwella Leonardi and Edith Kaleo; brother Joseph Kaniaupio; and eight grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Waiamanalo Beach Park. Casual attire. [SB 20/2/2002]

 

BLANCHE SUEKO WAKABAYASHI, 88 of Honolulu, died Aug. 22, 2002. Born in Waialua. Survived by sons, Bruce and Eric. Private memorial service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary. [Adv 4/9/2002]

 

TADAO WAKAKUWA, 74, of Wailuku, Maui, died July 11, 2002. Born in Makawao. Retired Maui Beach Hotel night auditor, and fisherman. Survived by wife, Mildred; son, Vance; daughter, Lori Lynn; brothers, Frank and Stanley; sisters, Florence Sato and Edith Yoshinaga. Service 5 p.m. tomorrow at Nakamura Mortuary, Maui; reception to follow. Burial 10 a.m. Friday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. [Adv 17/7/2002]

 

YUKIE WAKASHIGE, 85, of Honolulu, died Aug. 17, 2002. Born in Pu'unene, Maui. Retired executive secretary for the County of Maui. Survived by son, Roy; two grandchildren; brother, Mitsuo Goda; sister, Ai Kawamoto. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary. [Adv 27/8/2002]

 

RONALD KOJI WAKATA , 79, of Ho-nolulu, died Aug. 3, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired heavy equipment specialist for AMFAC. Member of 442nd Infantry Regiment, Headquarter Company, 100th Battalion. Survived by wife, Evelyn; sons, Leighton, Wayne and Wesley; three grandchildren; sisters, Janet Tanaka and Winona Wakata. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary. [Adv 10/8/2002]

 

MINORU "LEFTY" "MIN" WAKATAKE, 79, of Honolulu, died April 29, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired dentist. Survived by wife, Elnora; son, Keith; daughters, Sandra Corpuz and Laura Greer; four grandchildren; brother, Robert; sister, Dorothy Tsugawa. Private service held. Arrangements by Nu'uanu Mortuary. [Adv 15/5/2002]

 

Toshiko Wakayama, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Jan. 21, 2002 in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Kyoto, Japan. She is survived by daughters Grace Kawasaki and Nancy Oide, brother Osamu Takamatsu, sister Fujiko Takamatsu, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. [SB 30/1/2002]

 

David Keisuke Waki, 74, of Wailuku, a retired draftsman for the state Department of Transportation, died May 15, 2002 at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He also served as a campaign manager in Maui County for former Lt. Gov. William Richardson. He is survived by wife Joyce; sons Bruce and Randal; daughters Pamela Asato and Mona Palompo; brothers Stanley, Robert, Daniel and Walter; sisters Violet Vasconcellos, Shrine Racoma and Noreen Matsuoka; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Urn burial: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire. [SB 23/5/2002]

 

Shizuo Jack "Stonewall Jackson" Waki, 90, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired field schedule coordinator for the former Kohala Sugar Co., died Tuesday July 9, 2002 in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Niulii, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Alice S., son Howard Y., daughter Norma Waki Jordan and one grandchild. Private services. [SB 13/7/2002]

 

FLORENCE MASAKO WAKIDA, 93, Pearl City, died April 3, 2002. Born in Waiawa. A retired forelady for California Packing Corporation. Survived by daughters, Ethel Ohata and Lydia Suehiro; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Sasaki, Helen Rowe and Dorothy Kaitoku. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; inurnment 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. [Adv 10/4/2002]

 

Haroldeen Urasaki Wakida, 57, of Honolulu, principal of Aliiolani Elementary School, died Frida Dec 6 2002 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Donald, son Todd, daughter Traci, brothers Ronale and Dann Urasaki, and sister Marian Thropp. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers. [SB 09/12/2002]

 

NOBORU "TED" WAKIDA, 90, of Ho-nolulu, died Oct. 3, 2002. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired from Pioneer Mill Sugar Plantation. Survived by sisters, Matsue Nishimoto and Yukimi Apo. Service 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary; inurnment to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations to Ted N. Wakida Foundation, 1001 Waiholo St., Honolulu, HI 96821. Casual attire. [Adv 10/10/2002]

 

WALLACE TOSHIO WAKUI, 76, of Wahiawa, died Nov. 15, 2002. Born in Waialua. Retired from federal civil service. Survived by wife, Doris; son, Wesley; daughters, Lynn Wakui and Terri Tsuchida; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Dr. Lawrence, Teruki and Tamotsu; sisters, Florence Ogawa and Jean Funakoshi. Visitation after 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel; memorial service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. [Adv 21/11/2002]

 

Fred Waldman, 65, of Honolulu, a fiscal officer for Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, died Saturday Oct 26, 2002 in Honolulu. He was born in Jonesville, Wis. He is survived by sister Judith Betz. No services. Donations suggested to a charity. [SB 30/10/2002]

 

CAROLYN SUE WALKABOUT , 76, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died July 5, 2002. Born in Tulsa, Okla. A retired federal systems analyst. Survived by son, Jerry; brothers, Stephen Pappan and William Pappan; a granddaughter. No local service. Services to be finalized by Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Oklahoma City. [Adv 13/7/2002]

 

FRANKLIN DEMPSEY WALKER SR ., 66, of Waipahu, died July 31, 2002. Born in Atlanta, Ga. Retired from the U.S. Navy. Survived by sons, Franklin Jr. and Robert; former wife, Masumi Yamazaki; brothers, Carl and Robert; sisters, Dolores Wallace, Elizabeth Smith, Devone Hassler, Dennis Adams and Patsy Purvis. Committal service 1 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary. [Adv 3//8/2002]

 

RONALD EUGENE WALKER, 56, of Waimea, Hawai'i, died Sept. 14, 2002. Born in Vancouver, Wash. A podiatrist with Hawaii Foot Specialist in Waikoloa. Survived by wife, Mary; sons, Daniel and Scott; daughter, Kimberly Orahood; mother, Nola; brother, Gerald; sisters, Betty Allison and Patricia Klonoski; two grandchildren. Graveside service 10 a.m. today at Kohala County Cemetery, Hawi. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona. [Adv 20/9/2002]

 

RUTHIEBELLE C. WALKER , 75, of Kula, Maui, died July 9, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired federal secretary and homemaker. Survived by son, Ian; a grandchild. Private family service. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. [Adv 13/7/2002]

 

SHAWN PETER KAWIKA WALKER , 22, of Honoka'a, died Aug. 9, 2002. Born in Honoka'a, Hawai'i. Landscaper for Mauna Lani Resort. Survived by parents, Edward Jr. and Belinda; brothers, Kelsey and Edsen; grandparents, Edward Sr. and Mary Ann; hanai grandfather, Pedro Del Juderias. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at New Hope Christian Fellowship, Waimea; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Honoka'a County Cemetery. Casual attire.

 

WINIFRED LEE WALKER, 80, of Kailua, died April 5, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Dale; daughter-in-law, Jan; granddaughter, Jennifer; grandson, Jeffrey. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 7/4/2002]

 

EUNICE "WALLY" WALLACE , 84, of Honolulu, died Sept. 22, 2002. Born in Freeport, Ill. An English teacher at Kamehameha Schools. Survived by nieces and friend, Geri Holderman. Service and burial in Freeport, Ill. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary. [Adv 26/9/2002]

 

JOHN LLOYD WALLACE, 91, of Honolulu, died Jan. 13, 2002. Retired Navy commander. Survived by wife, Lora; sons, Frank and John; two grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 16/1/2002]

 

RICHARD M. WALLIS , 65, of 'Ewa Beach, died Aug. 12, 2002. Born in New York. A retired security guard. Inurnment at Williams Funeral Services Crypt at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services. [Adv 21/8/2002]

 

ZACK EDWARD WALSH, 78, of Moloa'a, Kauai', died Aug. 4, 2002. Born in Wisconsin. Artist and poet. Survived by son, Michael; grandchild. Private service. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd. [Adv 7/8/2002]

 

GRACE WALTER, infant daughter of Lt. Robert and Regan, died Jan. 22, 2002. Also survived by brothers, Caleb and Jesse; sister, Anna. Private service held. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 1/2/2002]

 

TOKU OTSUKA WALTER , 77, of Kapolei, died Sept. 4, 2002. Born in Gumma, Japan. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Paul Jr. "Spike"; sons, James and David; daughter, June Fye; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 13/9/2002]

 

BOB WALTON, 88, of Coupeville, Wash., died Nov. 7, 2002. Born in Auckland, N.Z. A CPA and partner with KPMG. Survived by wife, Margaret; daughters, Jennifer and Beverley Walton, and Roberta Piercy; granddaughter, Virginia Piercy; grandsons, Zachary Piercy and Matthew Moffett-Walton. Service 1 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, 608 N. Main St., Coupeville. Memorial donations to Whidbey General Hospital Foundation, 101 N. Main St., Coupeville, WA 98239. Arrangements by Burley Funeral Chapel, 30. S.E. Ely St., Oak Harbor, WA 98277-3747. [Adv 14/11/2002

 

Mei Zeng Wang, 72, of Honolulu, died Thursday Sep 26, 2002] in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in China. She is survived by son Lifu Fei, daughters Qian Qian and Shan Shan, and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at the Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. Casual attire. [SB 28/9/2002]

 

JAN WAR, 76, of Honolulu, died Feb. 14, 2002. Born in Holland. A retired civil engineer. Survived by son, Jan; daughter-in-law, Susan; former wife, Jacqueline; grandchild, Nicole. Private service held in Kona, Hawai'i at a later date. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 22/2/2002]

 

The Rev. ARTHUR BOWLES WARD, 88, of Portland, Ore., formerly of Hawai'i, died Sept. 24, 2002. Born in Newark, N.J. Former Navy chaplain, Episcopal priest; government teacher and chaplain at Iolani School; first priest at the St. Barnabas mission church, 'Ewa Beach; and St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral canon. Survived by wife, "Ruth" Ann; daughters, Caroline Ward Oda and Sally Ward Wright; son, Stephen Bowles Ward; and six grandchildren. Hawai'i service pending for July, 2003. Arrangements by Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes, Portland, Ore. [Adv 25/10/2002]

 

KEVIN WILLIAM WARD, 39, of Kaloko, Kona, Hawai'i, died March 22, 2002. Born in Passaic, N.J. A former security guard with Hawai'i Protective Association. Survived by father, Robert; brother, Gary; sisters, Cynthia and Cathy Miller. Service held yesterday. Donations may be made to Kona Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 69, Kealakekua, HI 96750. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Kona. [Adv 30/3/2002]

 

MELROY "MEL" MCKINLEY WARD, 50, of Waimea, Hawai'i, died Dec. 12, 2002. Born in Kane'ohe. A massage therapist at the Mauna Lani Resort. Survived by wife, Betty; daughter, Monica Smith; sisters, Belle Johnson, Cathy Ward-Rodrigues, Claire Brunn, Patricia Ward and Barbara Ward; brothers, John and Michael; three granddaughters. Visitation 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Kamehameha Schools chapel, Honolulu; memorial service 2:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes 10:30 a.m. Jan. 11 at Mahukona, Kohala, Hawai'i. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park and Crematory. [Adv 30/12/2002]

 

HENRY GEORGE WARREN , 92, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died June 27, 2002. Born in Custer, S.D. Retired owner and manager of a trailer park in Oregon. Survived by wife, Mary; sons, William and James; daughter, Irene Murphy; five granddaughters; one great-granddaughter. No service. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona. [Adv 12/7/2002]

 

GRACE MATSUKO WASA, 85, of Honolulu, died Jan. 12, 2002. Born in Waiahole. A homemaker. Survived by daughter, Carolyn Sakanashi; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, David, Roy and Steve Nakano; sister, Lillian Takahashi. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary. [Adv 22/1/2002]

 

ANDERSON JOHN WASHINGTON, 92, of Kane'ohe, died Aug. 16, 2002. Born in Afton, Va. Retired as executive chef with Spencecliff Restaurants. Survived by wife, Ruby; daughters, Sweetie Washington, Kitty Hoaeae, Momi Kalili, Arlene "Fatso" Washington and Pamela Spells; son, Louis; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph and Benjamin "Benny"; sister, Mary Francis. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Windward Worship Center in Kane'ohe, service 11 a.m.; committal service 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. [Adv 25/8/2002]

 

Loanne Christine Wasson, 57, of Lahaina, owner of Maui Mama's Coffee House, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Ramona, Calif. She is survived by husband Ted Jr., sons Ted III and David, brothers Ron King and Tim Lockwood, and two grandchildren. Private services held. Donations suggested to the Maui Humane Society.

 

AKIRA WATABU, 80, of Waipahu, died Jan. 27, 2002. Born in Waipahu. Retired carpenter. Survived by daughters, Eleanor Southerland and Nadine;brother, Douglas; sisters, Midori, Alice Uyehara, Sally Shito and Jane Kushima. Visitation 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. [Adv 1/2/2002]

 

JAMES KIYO WATAI, 92, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died March 11, 2002. Born in Hilo. A World War II veteran and member of Disabled American Veterans. Survived by brothers, George and Donald; sister, Sue Lee; nieces and nephews. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2, Hilo. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. [Adv 30/3/2002]

 

SHIZUKO YAMAURA WATAMURA, 91, of Honolulu, died Aug. 24, 2002. Born in Kealia, Maui. Retired Kauluwela Elementary School teacher. Survived by son, Edwin; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service 4 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary. [Adv 28/8/2002]

 

BETTY WATANABE, of Honolulu, died Sept. 4, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired teacher. Survived by sisters, brother and daughters. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 02//10/2002]

 

DORIS YAEKO WATANABE, 88, of Honolulu, died June 12, 2002. Born in 'Ewa. Survived by husband, Hilao; daughters, Yvonne Kaikainahaole, Linda Espinoza and Jeanne Tamura; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire. [Adv 16/6/2002]

 

EDWIN MASAICHI WATANABE, 87, of Honolulu, died Sept. 4, 2002. Born in Na'alehu, Hawai'i. Survived by son, Ronald; daughter, Linda Kaita and Shirley Ann Nagata; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Charles; sisters, Masako Sasaki, Omasu, Elsie Tanaka, Nancy Ogawa, Betty Ito and Amy Yamamoto. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary. [Adv 12/9/2002]

 

ELLEN TAMURA WATANABE, 73, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Sept. 2, 2002. Born in Keamoku, Hawai'i. A retired public school teacher and clinical diagnostician with the Hawaii District Office. Survived by husband, Herbert; sons, Mark, Colin, David and Maj. Nathan; sisters, Helen Onuma, Thelma Kutsunai and Eleanor Ahner; five grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Holy Cross; memorial service 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. [Adv 5/9/2002]

 

Ernest Watanabe, who earned the nickname, "the rose king of Hawaii," often donated flowers to various charities and hospitals to lift patron's spirits, said his son Russell Watanabe. "It gave him great satisfaction and great pleasure to serve the community that way." Watanabe, the largest flower wholesaler and rose grower in the state, died in his Aiea home yesterday morning July 28, 2002. He was 91. For years, Watanabe Floral Inc. has supplied many florists, hotels and organizations with flowers. "He got into the flower business because he understood flowers helped people express their feelings," Russell Watanabe said. "Customers of ours will remember him as one who loves to be out there and see customers satisfied." Watanabe was born on June 10, 1911, in Maui. He attended McKinley High School and later the University of Hawaii at Manoa, obtaining a master's degree in chemistry. He had a deep love for classical music. He displayed his passion as a violinist for the Honolulu Symphony. Russell Watanabe recalled how his father would wake up the children by blasting Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto. He was an honest man who had great faith in God, he said. Watanabe was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. From 1982 to 1984, he and his wife served in a temple mission in Japan. Russell Watanabe further described his father as "determined," adding, "Even when the odds were very, very long, or seemed hopeless, he never gave up." After World War II, Watanabe and his wife, Shizue, began growing roses on Bishop Estate land in Koko Head. His daughter, Louise Davis, described her father as a definitive person who was "willing to work and make things happen. "He set goals and attained those goals. For us, he was always a great example." Though he was an industrious man, Watanabe always set aside time for his family. "He was quite a remarkable person," Davis said. Watanabe is survived by his wife, Shizue; sons Wesley, Russell and Leland; daughters Joann Watanabe, Susan Watanabe and Louise Davis of Portland, Ore.; 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Services are pending. [SB 29/7/2002]

 

ESTHER CHIZUKO WATANABE, 71, of Honolulu, died Oct. 7, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired Mamo's of Hawaii cutter. Survived by brothers, Takashi, Kenneth, Herbert, Raymond and Warren; sisters, Chieko Takahashi, Sharon Tanaka, Joan Chikahiro and Lorene Ching. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary. [Adv 17/10/2002]

 

FLORENCE UMEYO WATANABE , 81, of Wailuku, Maui, died May 29, 2002. Survived by husband, Kenneth; sons, Dean and Miles; daughter, Dale Pasion; seven grandchildren; brother, Thomas Umetsu; sisters, Takei Kiyono, Michie Tamane, Dorothy Hatanaka and Ruth Nakao. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary, Maui. [Adv 13/6/2002]

 

HELEN KAZUE WATANABE, 77, of Wahiawa, died Dec. 8, 2002. Born in Wahiawa. Retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. telephone operator. Survived by son, Michael; daughters, Christine and Robin; brothers, Edward, Herbert and Howard Kawahara; sisters, Lily Hatayama and Betty. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. [Adv 13/12/2002]

 

HILAO WATANABE, 89, of Honolulu, died Oct. 6, 2002. Born in 'Ewa. Survived by son, Elmer; daughters, Yvonne Kaikainahaole, Linda Espinoza and Jeanne Tamura; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. [Adv 22/11/2002]

 

IRENE KIYOKO OKUBO WATANABE, 77, of Honolulu, died Nov. 12, 2002. Born in Maulua, South Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired state Department of Transportation, Highways Division, office manager. Survived by husband, Iwao; son, Scott; sisters, Kiyomi Sumiye, Mildred Yamada and Peggy Sato. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary. [Adv 25/11/2002]

 

JAMES HIROSHI WATANABE, 77, of 'Aiea, died July 16, 2002. Born in Wai'anae. Retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. supervisor, and from U.S. Air Force, and member of 442nd Regimental Combat Team Veterans Club. Survived by daughters, Esta Bozie-Watanabe, Jean Katsuda and Cindy; two grandchildren; brothers, Tamotsu and Albert Yasuto; sisters, Kazume Okuda, Dorothy Misue Yap and Jean Masae Ishimoto. Visitation 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service 2 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. [Adv 22/7/2002]

 

JANICE KIMIE WATANABE, 77, of Waipahu, died April 15, 2002. Born in Wahiawa. Retired cook. Survived by brother, Koichi Tamura; sister, Hisako Hart; stepson, Clifford; stepdaughters, Jane Bento, Jean Higa and May Fukushima; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6 p.m. Casual attire. [Adv 22/4/2002]

 

JERRY SAKAE WATANABE, 76, of Honolulu, died June 29, 2002. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. A retired senior building inspector for the State of Hawai'i. Survived by wife, Ruby; son, Addison; daughters, Jennifer Holland and Lexine Okouchi; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brother, Donald; sisters, Jeanette Fujii, Shizue Ishihara, Kazue Granich and Ethel Lam. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary. [Adv 7/7/2002]

 

KIMIYO WATANABE, 80, of Mililani, died March 7, 2002. Born in Wai'alae. Retired from Big Way Super Market. Survived by daughter, Ruby Nishi; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; sisters, Setsue Harada and Paulyne Suzawa. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary. [Adv 20/3/2002]

 

Michael Takashi Watanabe, 64, of Mililani Town, a retired Pearl Harbor Shipyard machinist, died Monday Jan 21, 2002. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Miyoko, son Kelvin Livas, daughters Mariann Cazimero and Suzanne Livas, mother Matsu Watanabe, brother Winfred, sister Blanche Tokuda and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. [SB 27/1/2002]

 

MIRIAM CHISAYO WATANABE, 87, of Waipahu, died Sept. 23, 2002. Born in Makua. Member of Hawaii Shigesan. Survived by son, Roger; daughter, Charlotte Edwards; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary. [Adv 30/9/2002]

 

SAEKO WATANABE, 94, of Honolulu, died March 11, 2002. Born in 'Ola'a, Hawai'i. Survived by sons, Thomas and Wallace; daughter, Alice Botticelli; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary. [Adv 21/3/2002]

 

Sakae "Maggie" Watanabe, 83, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Datsun of Kauai automobile mechanic and U.S. Army veteran of the 100th Battalion Infantry, died Saturday Dec 21, 2002 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by son Dennis; daughters Gail Sakamoto and Beverly Fujisawa; brothers Chozo, Haruo and Shigeo; sister Katherine; and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Jan. 4 at All Saints Church in Kapaa. [SB 27/12/2002]

 

SHIGEYO WATANABE , 97, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died April 6, 2002. Born in Kapa'a, Kaua'i. A homemaker. Survived by son, Frank; daughter, Joann Kawane; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary. [Adv 12/4/2002]

 

THOMAS TOSHIYUKI WATANABE , 77, of 'Aiea, died May 19, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired Japan Airlines ramp lead. Survived by wife, Grace; sons, Eric and Dean; three grandchildren; brother, Rowan; sister, Kiyo, Ethel Kusumoto, Helen Okumura, Frances Tamura and Leatrice Shinno. Service 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. [Adv 15/16/2002]

 

WILDRED TAMOTSU WATANABE SR., 85, of Wai'anae, died Aug. 23, 2002. Born in Wai'anae. Survived by sons, Wilfred Jr.; daughters, Amy Ramsey, Wilma Manuel, Janis Wati and Doreen Barqero; brother, Albert; sisters, Kazume Okuda, Dorothy Yap and Jean Ishimoto; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 6 p.m. Casual attire. [Adv 28/8/2002]

 

YOSHINO WATANABE, 85, of Kahului, Maui, died Nov. 23, 2002. Survived by sons, Wallace, James, Alan and Frederic; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Kiyo Kanada and Mitsue Umetsu. Services 11 a.m. tomorrow at Pa'ia Mantokuji, Maui. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary, Maui. [Adv 26/11/2002]

 

YUTAKA WATANABE, 88, of Wahiawa, died Nov. 9, 2002. Born in Kawailoa. A member of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Survived by wife, Helen; son, Gary; daughters, Gail and Faye; sister, Mitsuko Kishinami; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. [Adv 13/11/2002]

 

WALTER IWAO WATAOKA, 66, of Ho-nolulu, died Sept. 17, 2002. Born in Ho-nolulu. No survivors. Private inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Donations may be made to St. Francis Hospice. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i. [Adv 05/10/2002]

 

EDITH MIEKO WATARAI, 78, of Waipahu, died March 3, 2002. Born in Waipahu. Retired Big Way Super market cashier. Survived by sons, Wallace, Charles, Melvin and Winston; daughters, Dorothy Church, Thelma Ronald and Ann "Mitzi" Lehano; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Dennis "Sadao" Sato. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary; Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. Casual attire. [Adv 11/3/2002]

 

MARY ANN "MIKI" WATARU , 61, of Honolulu, died Sept. 23, 2002. Born in Illinois. An operation manager at Toyo Building Services Inc. Survived by husband, James Sr.; son, James Jr.; daughters, Karen Nakaoka and Connie Chinen; seven grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Inurnment 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. [Adv 27/9/2002]

 

KATHLENE ANNE WATERHOUSE, 57, of Honolulu, died Sept. 12, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A state clerk stenographer. Survived by daughter, Deanne Haugaard; mother, Gladys Schlick; brothers, Daryl and Philip Schlick. Private service held. Arrangements by Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. [Adv 9/17/2002]

 

JANE YOSHIKO WATERS, 95, of San Diego, Calif., formerly of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Dec. 15, 2002. Born in Hilo. A homemaker. Survived by son, Ronald; sister, Michiko Auld; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 10 a.m. Casual attire. [Adv 12/01/2003]

 

ELIZABETH MARY WATKINS, 78, of Pearl City, died May 16, 2002. Born in Wainiha, Kaua'i. A telecommunications operator retired from PAC-AF. Survived by sons, Ronald, Bruce and Bill; daughter, Susan Goodman; sister, Eleanor Inciong; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. [Adv 29/5/2002]

 

Charles Wyndham Watson - Visitors to Ala Moana Center may be more struck by his light-hearted heavyweight sculptures of animals than by the fact that he built the center itself. His Dune Circle neighbors may recall not only complaining about the long nights when he noisily pursued art hammer and tong in his backyard, but that he fired a rifle into the air the night he moved away to a Lanikai hillside studio to make sure the folks in the neighborhood remembered him. Charles Wyndham Watson, former president of Hawaiian Dredging and Construction Co. who pursued a second career as a sculptor, died Saturday April 20, 2002 in Kane'ohe at the age of 86. He was, like his 1.5-scale sculptures of Hawaiian heroes, larger than life. His small pieces, such as the net mender at the fountain at the top of Kapi'olani Boulevard, the leaping porpoises at Sea Life Park, the giraffe at Ala Moana Center, the man with an o'o on Kapahulu Avenue, and his Hawaiian helmets at the entry to the Halekulani Hotel, are part of the daily texture of Hawai'i life. His larger works are also even more familiar: Ala Moana Center, Aloha Stadium, the reef runway at the airport, and Pier 2. A real-life rags-to-riches Horatio Alger, Watson was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 30, 1915, and moved to California with his father early in life to operate a moonshine still in Horse Thief Canyon, hauling grain in and booze out in a Stutz Bearcat car to help slake the thirst of Los Angeles, said his son Kerry. After working as an apprentice carpenter during the Depression, "Tiger" Watson won the California Welterweight Boxing Championship in 1939 and remained undefeated as a prize fighter in aircraft carrier boxing matches during World War II. He studied engineering briefly at Santa Monica City College, but had little other formal training when he came to Hawai'i after the war as a manager for McNeil Construction, then moved to Hawaiian Dredging in 1950 as a general superintendent. He retired from the company in 1980 While studying the original Byodo-In Temple in Japan in preparation for duplicating it in concrete at Valley of the Temples, Watson became a lifelong friend of Japanese sculptor Isamu Noguchi. He seemed like an American Zorba, a man who "tried to teach us that excellence and achievement were attainable if we would only persevere," Kerry Watson said last night. In addition to his son Kerry, of Colorado, Watson is survived by his wife, Poni, of Lanikai; his other son, Mark of Lanikai; daughters Cathi Sanders of Honolulu and Wendy Erickson of Kailua; and seven grandchildren. The family will hold private services, followed by release of helium balloons bearing not only his ashes but pictures of his grandchildren. [Adv 22/4/2002]

 

 

Charles Wyndham Watson did a lot of hammering and pounding on metal and stone. The former president of the Hawaiian Dredging and Construction Co. helped build the Ala Moana Center, the Ilikai Hotel, the Aloha Stadium, the reef runway and other landmark structures. As a sculptor, he decorated the islands with dozens of pieces, ranging from the dolphins adorning Sea Life Park to the helmets at Halekulani, that paid tribute to Hawaiian culture. Watson died of congestive heart failure in Kaneohe on Saturday April 20, 2002. He was 86. His youngest daughter, Wendy Erickson of Kailua, described him as "a real working man who got down in the trenches with his workers, someone who knew their names and hung out with them after work. He didn't sit in an ivory tower." "He worked his way up from a ditch digger to be president of one of the largest construction companies," Erickson said. "Yet he was so creative and put so much into this island. ... He loved Hawaii." Born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Watson spent his youth in Los Angeles, worked as an apprentice carpenter during the Depression and won the California Welterweight Boxing championship in 1939. He studied engineering briefly in Santa Monica and came to Hawaii after serving in World War II to manage McNeil Construction in 1946. He joined Hawaiian Dredging in 1950 as a general superintendent and retired from the company in 1980. Millie Lee, his secretary for 20 years, said he had a good heart beneath his gruff exterior. "Everybody respected him," she said. "He recognized people for their hard work and rewarded them. ... Working for him was a pleasure." Erickson said her father would work on his sculptures at their home in Dune Circle, Kailua, in spite of complaints from the neighbors about all "the hammering and pounding." He moved his family out of the district when his neighbors voted to close the public's right of way to the beach. "He said the beaches belonged to everybody, Hawaii was meant for everyone," Erickson said. The sculptures he built after he retired were dedicated to symbols of the Hawaiian culture, she said, such as the fisherman with his net at the top of Kapiolani Boulevard, and the pueo (owls) at the American Cancer society. But sometimes he would take the giant gears, crankshafts and other scrap metal from construction sites and turn them into sculptures, testament to a man who was as much a contradiction as the "Ferdinand the Bull" character in one of his favorite children's books, Erickson said. "Ferdinand was this tough bull who didn't want to be in a bullfight; he wanted to smell the flowers," she said. "My father was a real fighter, but all he wanted to do was lie on the hillside and smell the flowers, look at the clouds and build his sculptures where no one could hear him and complain." Several of his works grace their 3-acre home on a hillside in Lanikai, dubbed "Puu O Kale," which means "Charles' hill," Erickson said. From that site the family will hold private services and release a red helium-filled balloon because "The Red Balloon" was another favorite story that he read to his children. Erickson said the balloon will contain a love letter from his grandchildren and a bit of his ashes. The rest of the ashes will be scattered around the sculptures on top of the hillside, she said. Watson is also survived by his wife, Poni, of Lanikai, sons Kerry of Colorado and Mark of Lanikai, daughter Cathi Sanders of Honolulu and seven grandchildren. [SB 23/4/2002]

 

GNIT WAH WONG WATSON, 87, of Honolulu, died Jan. 3, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Arleigh Akana and Keith Watson; daughter, Karen Richardson; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday at Diamond Head Memorial Park Mortuary; service noon; graveside service to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services. [Adv 10/1/2002]

 

Walter "Bill" John Watson, 69, of Waimanalo, a retired piano mover, died Tuesday Feb 19, 2002. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son John and sister Roselani. Private services. [SB 22/2/2002]

 

BERNICE GENEIEVE WATSON WATT, 91, of Honolulu, died Jan. 9, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired city nurse. Survived by son, Alan; two grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services. [Adv 23/1/2002]

 

JOSEPH HERBERT WATT, 79, of Honolulu, died Nov. 25, 2002. Born in Hartlepool, England. Served in the Royal Air Force during World War II and worked in pest control for more than 40 years in Hawai'i. Survived by wife, Joyce; daughters, Jaqueline Carr and Debbie; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; special companion, Lee Heu. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary. [Adv 30/11/2002]

 

WALTER HON KONG WATT, 72, of Honolulu, died Nov. 7, 2002. A medical doctor. Survived by wife, Dollianne; son, Kevin; daughter, Robyn Gertner; three grandchildren; brother, Philip; sister, Lillian Chun. Private service held. Memorial donations to St. Francis Hospice. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 20/11/2002]

 

JACK KING WATTS, 74, of Waikele, died May 15, 2002. Born in Oklahoma City. Retired as lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force. Survived by wife, Maria; son, Richard; three grandchildren; brother, Jerry Dorsey. Visitation 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary; service noon; inurnment 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. [Adv 30/5/2002]

 

MASAKO WAUKE, 84, of Honolulu, died April 21, 2002. Born in Ha'iku, Maui. Retired, self-employed housekeeper. Survived by son, Walter; daughter, Esther Kita; four grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire. [Adv 24/4/2002]

 

Irene Weaver, 82, of Chalan Pago, Guam, formerly of Kaaawa, died last Tuesday at home. She is survived by daughters Beverlea Weaver and Barbara Kanda, brother Thomas Kenney and five grandchildren.

 

MARY CATHERINE WEAVER, 82, of Waialua, died May 10, 2002. Born in Berino, N.M. Employee of Kaimuki Library. Survived by son, Kim; daughter, Marca; brothers, Tom and Sam Urton; sister, Ruth Day. Service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary. [Adv 15/5/2002]

 

Phillip David Weaver, 71, of Honolulu, died November 1, 2002, in Honolulu. He was born in Florida. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Inurnment to follow at Williams Funeral Services Crypt. [SB 19/04/2003]

 

MADELINE KALAMA WEBB, 85, of Honolulu, died Nov. 3, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired beautician. Survived by son, Edwin; brother, Alexander Parker; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service noon; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire. [Adv 11/11/2002]

 

WILLIAM ANDREW "ANDY" WEBB JR., 55, of Honolulu, died Nov. 2, 2002. Born in Shelton, Wash. A waiter at Radisson Prince Kuhio Hotel. Survived by sons, William III and Scott; sisters, Nancy Erickson and Karen Soselman; three grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i. [Adv 08/11/2002]

 

CAPT. WENDELL E. WEBBER, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Dec. 16, 2002. Formerly with U.S. Navy special warfare, including underwater demolition teams in the Korean War, and a SEAL team officer in Vietnam; and retired president and chief executive officer, Seaward Marine Services, diving and salvage company; former chief-of-staff officer, and deputy commander of naval operations, Support Group, Pacific; and Assault Force/Special Warfare Officer, assigned to the Commander-in-chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Survived by wife, Jan; daughter, Leslie; sister, Janice Neumann; two grandchildren. Services 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at Arlington National Cemetery. No flowers; donations to Naval Special Warfare Foundation, P.O. Box 5365, Virginia Beach, VA 23471. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. [Adv 14/01/2003]

 

BERTHA "BERT" WEEKS, 85, of Kahalu'u Mauka, Kona, Hawai'i, died Feb. 24, 2002. Born in Kainaliu, Kona. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Frank, Harvey Jr. and William; sister, Thelma Tyler; two grandsons. Service 10:30 a.m. today at Christ Church Episcopal, Kealakekua, Kona, Hawai'i. Inurnment to follow. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

 

MILDRED CAROLINE WEEKS , 80, of San Francisco East Bay area, died July 6, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Contra Costa County, Calif., Social Services Department employee. Survived by husband, Frank; daughters, Joann and Wendy; three grandchildren. Mass noon aug. 3 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Concord, Calif.; reception to follow. Arrangements by The Neptune Society of Northern California, Walnut Creek, Calif. [Adv 19/7/2002]

 

PATRICK ALLEN WEGESEND, 53, of Honolulu, died Sept. 16, 2002. Retired from Aston Hotels as a reservations instructor. Survived by mother, Ramona; brothers, Marshall Caban, William Sr., Gordon, Warren Sr. and Michael Wegesend; sisters, Sharleen Cruz-Perez and Linda Manu. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i. [Adv 20/9/2002]

 

FRED JACOB "BUSTER" WEHR JR., 82, of Honolulu, died Feb. 9, 2002. Survived by brothers, Allen and Kenneth; sister, Marion Hefner. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. [Adv 22/2/2002]

 

YETTA BAGNO WEINBERGER , 76, of Mililani, died Aug. 27, 2002. Born in Bronx, N.Y. A retired accountant and owner of Flyin' Y Enterprises. Survived by daughters, Jessie Weinberger and Ilene Weiser; grandchildren, Rachel and Gayle. Memorial service 6 p.m. Thursday at the Academy of the Pacific, Damon Hall, 913'Alewa Drive. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 1/9/2002]

 

Alexander "Alex" Don Weir, 84, of Kaneohe, an Eastman Kodak of Hawaii executive sales representative and a Honolulu police reservist, died Saturday Aug 10, 002 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alvina M., daughters Mary-Lee K. Pieri and Sharon A.U. Gonsalves, sisters Doris De Rego and Evelyn Norton, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire. [SB 14/8/2002]

 

MARTIN WEIRLANGT , 45, of Honolulu, died July 31, 2002. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning science specialist. Survived by wife, Beauty; sons, Henry, Kenmoore, Albert and Vincente; daughters, Kuuipo and Arline; father, Higino; brother, Ernie; sister, Sayoko Sigrah, Judy Sohl and Ester Abrahm. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Central Union Church; service 6 p.m. No fresh flowers. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 12/8/2002]

 

THE REV. DENNIS "BUDDY" WELCH, 66, of Waimanalo, died Dec. 30, 2002. Born in Waialua. Founder and senior pastor, Greater Mount Zion Church, Hau'ula. Survived by wife, Elizabeth "Nania"; sons, Dennis and Jestin; daughters, Donna Dudoit, Cherish, Natasha, Shantel and Thelma; four grandchildren; brother, the Rev. Lyons; sisters, May Carreira and Emily Aweau. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Tuesday at the church; service 9:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. [Adv 10/012003]

 

GEORGE C. WELLINGTON SR. , 85, of Kane'ohe, died Aug. 14, 2002. Born in Boston, Mass. A music teacher retired from Kailua Intermediate and Punahou Music School. A bass player with the Honolulu Symphony. Survived by daughters, Fumiko, Yuriko and Haruko; sons, George Jr. and Sam; two grandchildren; sisters, Jacqueline Bush and Muriel Turk. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Kailua; service 2 p.m. Private inurnment at a later date. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services. [Adv 22/8/2002]

 

GRADY BYNAM WELLS JR., 60, of Halawa, died Sept 8, 2002. Born in 'Aiea. Survived by sons, Kaipo and Garrett; brothers, Joseph, Edward and Napua; sister, Lydia Escuadro; father, John Halemano; three grandchildren.Visitation 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Kamehameha Schools Bishop Memorial Chapel; service 3 p.m.; cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 11/9/2002]

 

Mary Elizabeth Welzel, 90, of Kahului, a retired farmer, died March 24, 2002 at home. She was born in Dorchester, Iowa. She is survived by son Gale, daughter Carole and sister Stacia Strabley. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Lei only. [SB 31/3/2002]

 

DOROTHY MILLER WENDT, 83, of Honolulu, died Jan. 19, 2002. A retired Waipahu High School science teacher, 1966 Science Teacher of the Year, first civilian SCUBA instructor in Hawai'i and well known synchronized swimming instructor. Survived by daughter, Dorothy Mercado; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Fedor. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 27/2/2002]

 

Ruth Christine Werner, 90, of Makawao, Maui, a homemaker, died Thursday May 23, 2002 at home. She was born in Roosevelt, N.M. She is survived by sons Ralph A., Travis L. and Chris L.; and eight grandchildren. Private services. [SB 25/5/2002]

 

Robert M. "Bob" Wernet, a television journalist who became press secretary for former Gov. George Ariyoshi and former U.S. Rep. Pat Saiki, died Sunday July 21, 2002 at his home in Fort Washington, Md., after a long battle with cancer. He was 60. Wernet earned his master's degree from Regis College in his city of birth, Denver, and went on to a career that included two years in the Peace Corps starting in 1964 and then political reporting with KITV and KGMB in Honolulu. Wernet served as press secretary for Ariyoshi in 1973-74 when Ariyoshi was lieutenant governor and in 1980-86 when he was governor. Wernet became press secretary for Saiki in 1989. Wernet held positions as public information and special projects administrator for the East-West Center in Honolulu and public affairs adviser to the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. He was the Washington correspondent for Hawai'i Travel Magazine and photo editor for Island Heritage Publications. Wernet also worked on the political campaigns of D.G. "Andy" Anderson for mayor in 1972 and former Gov. William Quinn for U.S. Senate in 1976. Wernet served as correspondent on the battleship USS New Jersey's homecoming voyage from Bremerton, Wash., through the Panama Canal to Philadelphia in 1999. He also served as correspondent on the battleship USS Missouri's final journey from Bremerton to Pearl Harbor in 1998. Wernet is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lois A. Wernet, and his sister, Roseann Bush of Denver. Funeral services are pending. [Adv 24/7/2002]

 

Bryson Anthony West, infant son of mother Ruby J., of Lahaina, died Friday Oct 18, 2002 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He is also survived by brother Blake P. and grandparents Leo and Connie Arce. Private services. [SB 23//10/2002]

 

GLENN FRANCIS WESTERFIELD, 75, of Honolulu, died April 15, 2002. Born in Lee's Summit, Mo. A Navy veteran who served in the South Pacific during World War II. Survived by wife, Lois; daughters, Deborah and Ruth "Lori"; one granddaughter; brothers, Charles and Clyde. Committal service 3 p.m. Monday at the National memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 18/4/2002]

 

CHARLES ANDREW WHALEN JR., 50, of Kane'ohe, died March 12, 2002. Born in Plainfield, N.J. President and founder of Touchstone Properties, Ltd. Survived by wife, Stephanie; sons, Kale, Keven and Cameron; daughter, Shea; father, Charlie; brother, Ken; sisters, Debbie Rogers and Michele "Mickey" Fetzko; hanai father, Bob Paris. Visitation 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary mauka chapel; service 1:30 p.m. Burial 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Celebration of life 5 to 9 p.m. at Elks Club in Waikiki. [Adv 17/3/2002]

 

Linda A. Whaley, 45, of Waipahu, died Dec. 7, 2002. She was born in Delaware. She is survived by brother Bob Whaley. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Inurnment to follow at Williams Funeral Services Crypt. [SB 20/12/2002]

 

HARRY YOUNG HE WHANG, 73, of Honolulu, died Aug. 28, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired George S. Soranaka General Contractors carpenter. Survived by daughters, Sharon Ito, Janice Tom and Faith Kimura; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Agnes O'Reilly and Lily Lima. Visitation 8 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 9 a.m.; cemetery committal service and burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. [Adv 11/9/2002]

 

HAROLD EUGENE WHEELER, 64, of Honolulu, died July 15, 2002. Born in Idaho. Retired senior chief fire technician in the U.S. Navy. Survived by wife, Barbara; sons, Tracy and Leslie; daughters, Lani Ann and Kim Billon; brothers, Jack and Bob; eight grandchildren; great-grandson. Service 1 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 25/7/2002]

 

SHAYLLA YURI WHEELER, infant daughter of Richard and Dallas Wheeler, died Feb. 1, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sister, Jesslyn; grandparents, Setsuko Wheeler and Mr. and Mrs. Shoichi Kamatsu; great-grandmother, Mitsuno Kunishige. Service 6 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire. [Adv 8/2/2002]

 

Harriett Elizabeth Fisk Whitaker, 84, of Honolulu died Saturday Sep 21, 2002] in California. She was born in California. She is survived by daughter Julie Tamez and grandchildren Benjamin, Emilio and Alia Tomez. Private services. Donations suggested to the Honolulu Academy of Arts. [SB 25/9/2002]

 

CHESTER WHITCOMB , 79, of Kalaheo, Kaua'i, died June 1, 2002. Born in Sommerville, Mass. Retired from U.S. Coast Guard and civil service. Survived by wife, Anne; son, Donald; daughter, Christine. Visitation 12:30 p.m Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery; service 1 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Isle Mortuary. [Adv 5/6/2002]

 

FELICITAS J. WHITE , 59, of Waipahu, died May 15, 2002. Born in San Quintin, Pagasinan, Philippines. The ARC in Hawaii qualified mental retardation professional. Survived by husband, Rudolph; brother, Eddie Jimenez; sister, Vicky Jimenez. Visitation 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire. [Adv 10/6/2002]

 

JAMES KAAUWAI MAKELELE WHITE SR. , 78, of 'Ewa Beach, died March 22, 2002. Born on O'ahu. A custodian retired from the state government. Survived by sons, Gregory, Warren, Glen, James "Kimo" Jr., Nathan "Kaleo" and Matthew; daughters, Darlene Sabate, Shalene White, Debbie "Pua" Kuhia, Jamie Kaulia, Georgia White, Ernestine "Pinky" Alfapada; brother, Edward; sisters, Luciana "Lou" Hardison, Thelma "Momi" Cross and Velma "Nani" Kekona; 47 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 8 p.m. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday; service 10 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Service, LLC. [Adv 10/4/2002]

 

Merlin Leialoha White Jr., 70, of Kailua, a retired Honolulu Fire Department captain, a former owner of Kailua Welding and a U.S. Air Force veteran, died Wednesday Oct 9, 2002. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sylvia; son Charles; daughters Julie-Beth Galeon, Helen Oglivie and Lisa Hankins; brothers Rudolph and Thomas White; sister Rhona Reeves; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. [SB 13/10/2002]

 

REGINALD O. WHITE, 80, of Honolulu, died July 4, 2002. Born in Baltimore, Md. Retired from the New Jersey State Police Department. Survived by son, Bruce Daryl; sisters, Vivian Conway and Natalie Mack; nephew, Edward White. Private service held. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 7/7/2002]

 

HARRIETT ELIZABETH FISK WHITAKER , 84, of Honolulu, died Sept. 21, 2002. Born in Los Angeles. Survived by daughter, Julie Tamez; grandchildren, Benjamin, Emilio and Alia Tamez. Private service. Donations may be made to Honolulu Academy of Arts. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i. [Adv 26/9/2002]

 

ALAN RUSSELL WHITEHEAD, 49, of Cape Coral, Fla., died Jan. 8, 2002. Born in Easton, Pa. A licensed home care practical nurse. Survived by daughters, Jessica Niimi and Julia; mother, Audrey; brother, Austin; sisters, Arlene Schatz and Alissa Caldwell. No service information was provided. [Adv 31/1/2002]

 

WITHERS "WHITEY" "MR. SAWYER" WESLEY WHITEHEAD, 66, of Wai'anae, died Jan. 5, 2002. Born in Madison Heights, Va. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center employee. Survived by wife, Yvonne; sons, Kenneth Whitehead, Mike and Raymond Sawyer; daughter, Earlin Sawyer; brother, Leroy, Floyd and James; eight grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. Sunday at Wai'anae Army Recreation Center. Scattering of ashes to follow. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park. [Adv 17/1/2002]

 

ROSE MARIE WHITFIELD , 69, of Wahiawa, died July 24, 2002. Born on the Big Island. A homemaker. Survived by son, Britt; daughters, Debra Whitfield and Shelvia Koeshell; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, David Molina; sister, Margaret Pacheco. Memorial service 5 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 27/7/2002]

 

GERALD AINSLEY WHITNEY, 56, of Waialua, died April 16, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Kalani; daughters, Noelani, Malia Shim and Maile; four grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary. [Adv 23/4/2002]

 

Charles Richard "Charley" Whitson, 75, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, died March 21 at home. He was born in Peach Orchard, Ark. He is survived by son Herbert, daughter Irene A. Ray, brother Bob, sister Sue Dreo and three grandchildren. No services. [SB 28/3/2002]

 

DOUGLAS JAMES WHITTINGHAM SR. , 85, of Honolulu, died Aug. 25, 2002. Born in San Francisco, Calif. A captain for Aloha Airlines for 23 years. Survived by sons, Douglas Jr., Stuart and Chris; sister, Barbara Avila; six grandchildren. Scattering of ashes 2:30 p.m. Saturday fronting Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 30/8/2002]

 

KIRKLAND JAMES WHITTLE SR., 72, of Ha'iku, Maui, died Nov. 3, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Former owner of Whittle Neon Sign Company and employee of A.C. Chock. Survived by wife, Patricia Perry; son, Kirkland Jr.; daughters, Rori-Jean Keomaka, Donalee Pang and Jamie Wagner; sister, Lillian Hayselden; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church; Mass 6 p.m. Reception to follow at the family home. Visitation 10 a.m. Monday on O'ahu at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; reception to follow. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary. [Adv 06/11/2002]

 

MARION TROY WHITTLE, 98, of Honolulu, died Nov. 17, 2002. Born in Colfax, Wash. A homemaker. Survived by son, Tom Fink; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Reception and fellowship 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire.

 

Ned Byron Wiederholt, 78, of Kailua, a former architect-planner for the American Samoan government, died Tuesday Mar 19, 2002. Born in Wausau, Wis., he also served as a vice chairman for the the state Planning Commission and worked as deputy chief planning officer for the City & County of Honolulu. He is survived by wife Phyllis, sons Marc and Ned, brother Dale, sister Constance and nine grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Keolumana United Methodist Church. Casual attire. No flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. [SB 25/3/2002]

 

HELEN MODEAN WIEGERT, 85, of Honolulu, died March 6, 2002. Born in Arkansas. Retired Fort Shafter office clerk. Survived by son, James; daughter, Susan; one grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary. [Adv 12/3/2002]

 

GERALDINE C. "MAMA JERRY" WIENEKE, 60, of Honolulu, died Sept. 13, 2002. Born in Honolulu. An employee with Jack in the Box Restaurants. Survived by husband, Willi; sons, David and Charlie; sister, Charlotte; grandson, Donovan. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. [Adv 9/18/2002]

 

GRACE LOIS WIGGLESWORTH, 39, of Pearl City, formerly of Monument, Colo., died Feb. 13, 2002. Born in Fort Carson, Colo. A music director for Christ Lutheran Church and classical pianist. Survived by mother, Eiko; brothers, Fenton Jr. and Andrew; sisters, Vera Miles, June Wigglesworth and Rachel Franklin; nieces and nephews. Service 3 p.m. Monday at Waialae-Kahala Chapel. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 16/2/2002]

 

SCOTT ALAN WIKANDER, 39, of Honolulu, died Oct. 2, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by life partner, Delbert Brooks; brothers, Robert and Gary Comeau; sister, Deborah Aki; grandmother, Agnes Ornellas. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

 

Betty M. Wilder, 81, of San Marcos, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, died Dec. 10, 2002 at home. She was born in Grove City, Pa. She is survived by sons Hubert "Tresy" B. III and David, daughter Camille Wilder Stem and six grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Member Services, 810 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10019. [SB 27/12/2002]

 

Frances Elizabeth Wildman, 85, of Haleiwa, a homemaker, died Thursday Dec 5, 2002 in Wahiawa. She was born in Alabama. She is survived by son Joseph and one grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Aloha attire. [SB 08/12/2002]

 

ROBERT "BOBBY" WILHELM, 85, of Pa'ia, Maui, died April 17, 2002. Born in Waiakoa, Maui. Worked with East Maui Irrigation. Survived by wife, Helen; sons, Harvey, Leslie and Jack; daughters, Joan Raymond, Jean Kanoho and Louise Valencia; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. [Adv 21/4/2002]

 

JANET S. WILKINSON , 86, of Mililani, died April 22, 2002. Born in Michigan. A resident of Olaloa. Survived by daughters, Dr. Barbara and H. Jean; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 10 a.m.; inurnment 10:45 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. [Adv 27/4/2002]

 

RUTH RUSS WILKINSON , 87, of Kahalu'u, died May 15, 2002. Born in Groveton, N.H. A retired library worker and office assistant at Atlas Sales Inc. of Honolulu. Survived by son, M. James; daughters, Beth Cutting and Diane Remington; granddaughters, Pamela, Hilary Wilkinson-Grant and Sarah Mills; great-grandson, Theodore Wilkinson-Grant. Private service held. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services. [Adv 24/5/2002]

 

MARJORIE O. WILL , 81, of Kane'ohe, died May 8, 2002. Raised on Moloka'i. A physical therapist at Tripler Army Medical Center, licensed masseuse and expert wood carver. Survived by companion, Shirley Scott; brother, George Jr.; sister, Hannah Johnstone. Service 4 p.m. June 9 at 44-025 Kaimalu Place, Kane'ohe. Ashes to be scattered in Kane'ohe Bay. Memorial donations to Saint Andrews Priory, Special Library Fund, 224 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813, Attn: Dr. Nancy Pace. [Adv 1/6/2002]

 

ARNOLD -LEONARD "BULLY" WILLETS, 36, of Wahiawa, died Oct. 4, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by fiancee, Dollene Palea; daughter, Preshess; son, Lopaka; stepdaughter, Precious; stepsons, Ehukai, Nalu and Sean; brothers, Donald and George; sisters, Veronica Montalbo, Glenda Willets and Penny Rose-Willets. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary; service 12:30 p.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. [Adv 14/10/2002]

 

JERI JEAN WILLHITE , 56, of Kane'ohe, died Aug. 8, 2002. Born in Iowa. A registered nurse. Survived by sons, Scott and Dean; brother, Martin Johnson; sisters, Joleen Lively, Debbie Hoisington and Kris Johnson. Private service held. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 16/8/2002]

 

BERNARD DENIS WILLIAMS, 74, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawai'i, died April 4, 2002. Born in Mineola, N.Y. Retired Pfizer Pharmaceutical plant manager. Survived by wife, Violeta; daughter, Michelle Buckman; brother, Roger; two grandchildren. No service. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo, Hawai'i. [Adv 8/4/2002]

 

CHRISTINE MARIE WILLIAMS, 51, of Kihei, Maui, died Nov. 29, 2002. Survived by husband, Mitchell Sr.; sons, Mitchell Jr. and William Avilla; daughters, Cristo Namauu, Mary Williams and Christinemarie Naone; four grandchildren; parents, Ignacio and Mary Estencion; brothers, Alfred, Danny and Darren Estencion; sister, Yolanda Bautista. Celebration of life, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at The Cove, Kihei; scattering of ashes. Loose flowers or lei only requested. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary. [Adv 05/12/2002]

 

CLARA ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, 58, of Wahiawa, died March 18, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Charles; son, Gino "Chuck"; daughter, Michelle Travis; hanai daughter, Jeraldine Yoshimura; five grandchildren; brothers, Norberto "Gino" Cabugon Jr. and John Cabugon; sisters, Dolores "Dolly" Saupan and May Rosales. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; service 10 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary. [Adv 10/4/2002]

 

KIRK F. WILLIAMS, 51, of Kurtistown, Hawai'i, died Dec. 7, 2002. Born in Ramona, Calif. A retired supervisor of Blue Pacific Development Construction. Survived by son, Chad Williams; daughter, Kyla Williams; father, Jack Williams; mother, Barbra Sealy; brothers, Varnel Williams, Jay Sealy and Kenny Aurther; sister, Terri Willson. Service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. [Adv 13/12/2002]

 

Lisa Kiley Williams, 43, of Pukalani, Maui, a chef at various hotels and restaurants on Maui, died Tuesday Jun 4, 2002 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Craig F., parents Eve and Ron Kiley, hanai son Kapena, brother Murray Kiley, and sisters Sheila Archibald and Jillian McCurdy. Private services. [SB 7/6/2002]

 

MARY EMMA WILLIAMS, 78, of Kailua, died Oct. 10, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired Ann Pearl Care Home housekeeper. Survived by daughter, Grace Sato; sister, Lily Soberano; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. [Adv 14/10/2002]

 

NORMAN R. WILLIAMS , 73, of Portland, Ore., formerly of Hilo and Honolulu, died May 26, 2002. Born in Hermiston, Ore. Former C. Brewer employee in Hilo, Puerto Rico, Iran and Sudan; and retired Alexander & Baldwin comptroller. Survived by brothers, W. Dave and Bryant. Service Tuesday in Portland. Arrangements by Portland Memorial Funeral Home. [Adv 31/5/2002]

 

PAUL GRAY WILLIAMS, 76, of Honolulu, died March 7, 2002.Born in Johnson City, Tenn. A retired electrical engineer with Pearl Harbor NAVSEEACTPAC. Survived by wife, Ilima; son, P.G. Kealoha; daughter, Kanoe; brothers, Roger, Ralph and Benjamin; sisters, Fay Campbell, Betty Smalley, Maryann Houston and Patsy Rogers. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Kalihi & Moanalua Church, 1313 Kam IV Road. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 12/3/2002]

 

RICHARD CALVIN WILLIAMS, 85, of Honolulu, died July 28, 2002. Born in Century County, Pa. A draftsman for the U.S. Army at Fort Shafter. Survived by nieces and nephews. Private service held. No flowers. Memorial donations to CSI. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 4/8/2002]

 

RICHARD CHARLES WILLIAMS, 50, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died Dec. 25, 2002. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. Pahoa High School auto body shop teacher. Survived by mother, Marilyn; brothers, David and Alan; sisters, Jody and Jean Williams, and Linda Rorem. Celebration of life potluck gathering, 1 to 4 p.m., tomorrow at Kalapana Sea View Estate pavilion (Sea View Pavilion). Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hawai'i. [Adv 10/012003]

 

ROBERTA PUAMOHALA "HALA" WILLIAMS, 51, of Honolulu, died June 4, 2002. Born in 'Ewa Beach. A bus driver. Survived by companion, Gayle Haraki; mother, Olive "Via" Kepa; sisters, Sheila "Ilima" Williams, Pauline Young, Debbie Smith, Terrylynn Orsak, Gail Kepa and Virginia Chun; brothers, Joseph Kepa, Robert Napalapalai Jr. and Alten Kepa; hanai daughter, Malu. Memorial service 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Beach Park, Zablan Beach. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 19/6/2002]

 

JOYCE D. WILLIAMSON, 83, of Honolulu, died Jan. 31, 2002. Born in Wisconsin. Survived by son, Mark Williamson; daughter, Joan Cummings; two grandsons. Service held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where she was visiting at the time of her death. [Adv 3/3/2002]

 

JOHN MORRISON WILLMARTH, 66, of Kane'ohe, died Feb. 19, 2002. Born in Omaha, Neb. A lieutenant colonel retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and a Naval Academy graduate. Survived by wife, Anne; sons, John and David; three granddaughters; sisters, Nancy Bokowski and Bette Jane Mallegni. Commital services 2 p.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. [Adv 22/2/2002]

 

Mark Matthew Wills, 32, of Wailuku, a carpenter for F&H Construction, died Saturday June 15, 2002 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in South Korea. He is survived by wife Athena P. and daughter Leyla P. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Leis only. [SB 19/6/2002]

 

Marlena Elizabeth Wills, 49, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired waitress, died Feb. 23, 2002 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Oklahoma. She is survived by son James S. Alexander. Private services. [SB 6/3/2002] Advertiser Thursday March 7, 2002

 

Anne "Annie" Leimomi Wilmington, 95, of Wailuku, a Baldwin High School cafeteria manager, died Thursday Oct 10, 2002 in Hale Makua in Kahului. She was born in Makena, Maui. She is survived by son Edward; daughter Jo-Ann Thomas; brothers Samuel, Ernest and Frank Chang; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services to be held at a later date. [SB 16/10/2002]

 

AUGUST "SONNY" WILSON, 87, of Kailua, died Nov. 11, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A shipfitter retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Survived by wife, Annie; son, Daryl; daughters, Shirlene Estacion and Michele Lorenz; sister, Lydia Mahar; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire. [Adv 17/11/2002]

 

CELESTE CANDICE "C.C." WILSON, 48, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died April 9, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A school librarian for Ha'aheo School. Survived by mother, Aiko; brother, Cyrus; half brother, Douglas. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo; service over the ashes 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. [Adv 16/4/2002]

 

ELEANOR L. WILSON, 91, of Kane'ohe, died June 17, 2002. A clerk retired from the base exchange at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Survived by son, Don Wilson; granddaughter, Debra Morfitt; four great-grandchildren. Private family services being held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. [Adv 20/6/2002]

 

Elizabeth "Betty" Cannon Wilson, 84, of Santa Barbara, Calif., owner of Betty Wilson Inc. Realty, died Nov. 25, 2002 in Santa Barbara, Calif. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband William "Bill" M., son Michael, daughters Gay Ostarello and Bonnie Teder, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Honolulu Waldorf School's Betty Wilson Scholarship Fund. [SB 03/12/2002]

 

ERNEST KAAUKAI "MASA" WILSON, 79, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died March 25, 2002. Born in Ka'u, Hawai'i. Former Hawaiian Telephone Co. lineman supervisor. Survived by son, Lance; daughter, Merla Sakamoto; brothers, Wilbert, Roy and Arthur; sisters, Violet Hue, Virginia Peterson, Julia Ohta and Mabel Kawamoto; four grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 6 p.m. Visitation also 11 a.m. to noon at the mortuary; memorial service noon. Private inurnment. Casual attire. [Adv 28/3/2002]

 

FREIDA WILSON, 82, died June 10, 2002. Born in Waimea, Kaua'i. A homemaker. Survived by son, Melvin "Mel"; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, William Blackstad. Visitation 1 p.m. Sunday at Waimea United Church of Christ; service 2 p.m. Burial at the church cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary. [Adv 16/6/2002]

 

JAMES CLAYTON WILSON , 70, of Honolulu, died June 30, 2002. Born in Nashville, Tenn. A longtime English as a Second Language teacher at Leeward Community College. He also taught in Bangkok, Thailand and at the Japanese Foreign Trade Institute in Fujinomiya, Japan. Survived by sisters, Shirley Wilson and Helen Hix; brother, Lehman. His ashes will be buried at the family plot in Rutherford County, Tenn. A Honolulu celebration of life will be held at a later date. [Adv 3//8/2002]

 

JEAN K. WILSON, 73, of Grand Prairie, Texas, died Feb. 11, 2002. Born in Puhi, Kaua'i. Survived by sons, Lester and Gerry; daughters, Sheila Ard and Cynthia; brothers, Charles Oh; sisters, Carol Taguma, Rachel Palafox and Annie Chang; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial 2 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. [Adv 16/2/2002]

 

LINDA MARIE WILSON , 45, of Mountain View, Hawai'i, died April 28, 2002. Born in Maryland. A homemaker. Survived by son, Nathan; daughter, Sara; father and stepmother, Harold and Betty McGraw; brothers, Tom McGraw and Michael McGraw; sisters, Bonnie Moats and Carol Wilson; stepsisters, Donna Crowley, Debbie Lineberry and Dana McGee. Visitation 2 p.m. tomorrow at Hospice of Hilo. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. [Adv 10/5/2002]

 

LINDA S. WILSON, 49, of Kailua, died Dec. 31, 2002. Born in Illinois. A retired cosmetologist. Survived by husband, Kenneth; daughter, Donna; son, Kenny; brother, T.J. Waters. Service pending. Donations to Muscular Dystrophy Association. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i. [Adv 08/01/2003]

 

MARVELLE HAZEL WILSON , 87, of Waimalu, died Sept. 14, 2002. Born in Cortez, Colo. A retired clerk. Survived by son, Richard Landreth. No service. Private scattering of ashes. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary. [Adv 21/9/2002]

 

MICHAEL LEE WILSON, 49, of Waimanalo, died Sept. 3, 2002. Born in Toledo, Ohio. Survived by sons, Michael Wilson, Christopher and Shaun Navarre; daughters, Derrylynn Tuia and Terrylynn Navarre; companion, Crystal Navarre; mother, Jane; sisters, Linda Musechek, Cindy, Candy Price and Christy; grandfather, Richard Yamashiro. Memorial gathering 11 a.m. Sunday at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 11/9/2002]

 

Robert Michael Wilson, 48, of Nanawale, Hawaii, a laborer, died Wednesday Mar 6, 2002 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Renee; son Thomas Cullio; daughters Tanisha Cullio and Tamara Wilson; mother Edna Christensen; brother John; and sisters Donna Wilson, Vicki Agustus, Sandy Maddy, Sena Anderson and Cheryl Redigo. Private services. [SB 12/2/2002]

 

STEVE HARRINGTON WILSON, infant son of Adeline Harrington and Kimball Wilson, died Nov. 11, 2002. Also survived by brother, Kemper; sister, Sarayah; grandparents, Leatuvili and Nita Wilson, Henrietta and William Harrington; great-grandmother, Vala Skelton; stepgrandparents, Etimani and Toeola Wilson. Graveside service 11 a.m. today at La'ie Cemetery. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services. [Adv 14/11/2002]

 

CHARLES THEODORE WINTER, 91, of Honolulu, died Nov. 24, 2002. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. Retired Bishop Trust Co. trust officer. Survived by family. Services and scattering of ashes pending. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 09/12/2002]

 

KENNETH DOW WISEMAN , 82, of Pahala, Hawai'i, died Aug. 21, 2002. Born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Retired asphalt truck driver. Survived by daughters, Margaret Roberts and Tina; brothers, Allen Wiseman and Ray Jaynes; three grandchildren. Inurnment committal service 10 a.m. Monday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo. [Adv 23/8/2002]

 

PENNY WITKOSKY, 52, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Aug. 7, 2002. Born in Pennsylvania. A homemaker. A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Survived by son, Bill Witkosky; daughters, Christine Mata and Beth Ann Witkosky; mother, Margaret Obergoss; sister, Margie Heidorn; eight grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. [Adv 11/8/2002]

 

GARY LEE WITT, 48, of Kane'ohe, died Jan. 4, 2002. Born in Germany. Honolulu Police Department sergeant; and Hawaii Air National Guard chief master sergeant. Survived by wife, Chantelle; daughter Ma'rin; brother, Marc; stepmother, Lois; stepbrother and stepsister. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; burial 10 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. [Adv 14/1/2002]

 

ROBERT "ROBBY" HART WITTEN, 50, of 'Aina Haina, died Aug. 4, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Surfboard/sailboard designer/shaper. Survived by parents, James and Marion; sisters, Margot Johnson and Susan Hulick; brothers, Thomas and Jay. Services 4 p.m. Sunday at Calvary-by-the Sea Church. Aloha attire. Surfers' memorial to follow. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 7/8/2002]

 

DOROTHY PEARL MUNCH WITTIG , 85, of Glenwood, Hawai'i, died Sept. 16, 2002. Born in Los Angeles. An antique dealer for Tinny Fisher's Antique Shop. Survived by husband, Charles; daughters, Catherine Henry and Miki Lee; sons, Raymond Beatty and Eric Wittig; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. No service. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park and Crematory. [Adv 20/9/2002]

 

MARION KLINE WITTMAN , 84, of Ma'alaea, Maui, died March 22, 2002. Born in Los Angeles. Retired as an administrator for Culver School in California. Survived by sons, William and Brian; brother, Robert Kline; hanai daughter, Monica Stark; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Informal memorial service 11 a.m. Sunday at her residence. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary. [Adv 29/3/2002]

 

Elisabeth Bobbitt Wolfe, 86, of Maryland, a part-time resident of Maui, a psychiatric social worker at the District of Columbia Psychiatric Institute, died Thursday Oct 1, 2002 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Huntington, W.Va. She is survived by sons S. Anthony and Tim, daughter Ellen Brewerton, brother Jack Bobbitt, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. [SB 06/11/2002]

 

ELSIE YOUNG OKE WOLFE, 72, of Mililani, died May 30, 2002. Born in Makawao, Maui. Member of Wahiawa Hospital Auxiliary, Wahiawa Hospital volunteer, and past president, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Women's Auxiliary, Post 3840. Survived by husband, Howard; son, Mark; daughters, Colleen Capello and Collete Kuriki; six grandchildren; sisters, Betty Henry and Dorothy Augunoy. Visitation 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Burial 8:30 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Casual attire. [Adv 4/6/2002]

 

KAREN MICHELE WOLFE, 46, of Union City, Mich., formerly of Hawai'i and California, died Aug. 9, 2002. Born in Lansing, Mich. A professional dog groomer. Survived by life companion, Kathryn Lyn Winston; brothers, Steven, Kenneth and Eddie; sisters, Gail Wolfe and Teresa Schell. Mainland services tomorrow in Michigan. Donations to American Cancer Society, LifeSpan Hospice or Calhoun County Humane Society. Arrangements by J. Kevin Tidd Funeral home, Albion, Mich. [Adv 13/8/2002]

 

JACK W. WOLTMON, 81, of 'Aiea, died Dec. 25, 2002. Born in Clovis, N.M. A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel. A miniature orchid hybridizer. Survived by wife, Nancy; sons, Michael Woltmon and David Talock; daughters, Julia Zeek, Reshela DuPuis and Linda Trisciuzzi; three grandchildren; great-grandson; sister, Faye Fox. Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery chapel; service 6 p.m. Private inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i. [Adv 04/01/2003]

 

Carl Wolz, a dance scholar who worked to bring together Asian and Western dance communities, has died at 69. Wolz died Jan. 2, 2002 from cancer in New York. As a teacher and scholar of ballet, modern dance and dance notation, Wolz sought cooperation between dancers internationally. He had an interest in Asian dance, and helped organize the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Hawai'i State Dance Council and the World Dance Alliance. Wolz received a two-year fellowship in 1962 to study Asian dance at the University of Hawai'i and remained at UH for 20 years. He earned a master's degree in Asian studies and went on to direct the university's dance program. Wolz became the first dean of dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He also taught at the Japan Women's College of Physical Education, Washington University in St. Louis and Barnard College in New York. Wolz published two books, "Bugaku: Japanese Court Dance," and "Chinese Classical Dance," and received awards from the East-West Center, the University of Chicago and the Congress on Research in Dance. [Adv 13/1/2002]

 

PAUL P.S. WON, 90, of Kane'ohe, died July 26, 2002. Born in Kula, Maui. A paving superintendent for Hawaiian Bitimuls & Paving Co. Survived by wife, Nena; sons, Paul and Peter; daughters, Harriet, Haunani Lee, Kathleen Morgado and Helen Teves; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Krauss. Visitation 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church; Mass 1:30 p.m.; burial 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire. [Adv 1/8/2002]

 

ALEXANDER WAH SUNG WONG, 85, of Honolulu, died Dec. 19, 2002. Born in Hanalei, Kaua'i. Retired from American Factors Insurance Co.; and a Char's Tours tour escort. Survived by brothers, Henry and Robert; sisters, Thelma, Alberta Loo, Florence Chee and Clara Yee; and hanai family of Ray Chang. Visitation 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. [Adv 26/12/2002]

 

ANTHONY D.P. WONG, 68, of St. Ann, Mo., formerly of Hawai'i, died Oct. 7, 2002. Born in Hong Kong. Retired McDonnell Douglas Corp. technical illustrator. Survived by brothers, Bernard and Timothy; sisters, Elizabeth Kudo and Marie Wagner. Service in St. Ann; private scattering of ashes in Hale'iwa pending. Arrangements by St. Louis Cremation, St. Louis, Mo. [Adv 08/11/2002]

 

ANTHONY T.C. WONG, 85, of Waimanalo, died Dec. 14, 2002. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Retired plant supervisor with Pacific Resources Inc. Survived by sons, Allan Tom, Anthony Jr., Garrett, Joseph, Clinton and Scott; brother, Richard; sisters, Lily Nunes and Elizabeth Sing; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church; service 11:30 a.m. Graveside service 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. [Adv 18/12/2002]

 

ARTHUR KWAN SANG WONG, 77, of Pearl City, died Nov. 15, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired federal government aircraft mechanic supervisor. Survived by wife, Janet; daughters, Jeanette, Corlis Nihei, Kathleen "Kathy" Wilson and Carol Murakami; sister, Betty Brabenec; five grandchildren; one great-grandson. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel; Mass 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. [Adv 23/11/2002]

 

BERTHA YUK UNG WONG, 90, of Ho-nolulu, died June 27, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Survived by brother, Charles; sisters, Aileen, Annie Tanouye and Broadwin Davis. Service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary. [Adv 5/7/2002]

 

DANA LYNN WONG, 41, of Mililani, died Sept. 19, 2002. Born in Denver, Colo. Physical therapist. Survived by husband, Newton; sons, Winston, Keaton and Benton; mother, Romelle Lukasiewicz; brothers, Del, Ward and Chris Lukasiewicz; sisters, Jan Paswaters and Jodi Thompson. Private services held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary. [Adv 08/10/2002]

 

DORIS LUKE WONG, 97, of Honolulu, died Sept 19, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired educator. Survived by daughters, Rita Gonzales, Arlene King and Claire Tong; five grandchildren; great-grandchild. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 1:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. [Adv 24/9/2002]

 

EVELYN WONG, 78, of Waiohinu, Hawai'i, died Dec. 23, 2002. Born in Pahala, Hawai'i. Survived by husband, James Sr.; sons, James Jr. and Dennis; daughters, Charlene Harvest and Victoria Kai; sisters, Dora Andrade and Ethel Chow; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday at Kauahaao Congregational Church, Pinao Street, Waiohinu. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary, Honolulu. [Adv 06/01/2003]

 

GARY TANG LEONG AKAU WONG SR., 66, of Waipahu, died Jan. 22, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired embalmer. Survived by wife, Mary; sons, Gary Jr., Glenn, Darryl and Mendel; daughter, Lena Celebrado; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Richard Jr., Raymond, Delton, Dennis, Rodney, Clifford and Victor Kelekolio; sisters, Glenda Kahele, Marilyn, and Maile Cole. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha or casual attire. [Adv 4/2/2002]

 

HARRY TUCK PUU WONG , 83, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Aug. 15, 2002. Owner of Planters Meat Market. Survived by wife, Lani; sons, Clyde, Cyrus, Lester and Tracy; daughters, Joycelyn Manalili and Harrilyn Wong; seven grandchildren; brothers, Robert, James, Albert, Charles, Samuel and Rogers; sister, Bertha Kam. Visitation 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo; burial noon at Homelani Cemetery. [Adv 18/8/2002]

 

HAZEL QUON YAU WONG, 83, of 'Aiea, died Feb. 9, 2002. Retired from Navy Exchange laundry. Member of Halawa Senior Citizens Club. Survived by daughters, Verena Won, Annette Chee and Paulette Tom; brothers, Richard, Robert, Charles and Howard Nip; sisters, Violet Lee, Rachel Ah Nee, Narcissus Yap, Diana Mar and Margaret Mar; three grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, 720 N. king St.; service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. [Adv 19/2/2002]

 

HENRY YOUNG YAU WONG, 87, of Honolulu, died July 11, 2002. Retired budget analyst. Survived by wife, Chan; daughter, Linda Lam; son, Clayton; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial park Mortuary. [Adv 24/7/2002]

 

HERMAN KAMOHOALI'I WONG, 72, of Kailua, died Jan. 10, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired musician and truck driver for Operating Engineers Union Local No. 3. Survived by companion, Sherry D'Elia; daughters, Kehau Napoleon, Ululani Dang and Iwalani Chinen; brothers, Alex, Francis and Werner "Sonny"; sisters, Catherine Namahoe, Roselani Alama and Helen Cabral; four grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. [Adv 12/1/2002]

 

 

IRENE SANAE WONG, 64, of Kane'ohe, died Jan. 5, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A former Ann Pearl Nursing Facility office clerk. Survived by husband, Robert; sons, Kerstan and Korwin; brother, Kenneth Yamamoto; sister, Judy Ideta. Visitation 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Committal service 10 a.m. Monday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Aloha attire. [Adv 8/1/2002]

 

JACK K.F. WONG, 93, of Honolulu, died March 2, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A retired restaurant owner of Lucky's Inn. Survived by wife, Junet; son, Edmund; daughter, Maylynn; half brother, Lawrence. Service 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. [Adv 7/3/2002]

 

JEANETTE Y.K. WONG, 55, of Pearl City, formerly of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Nov. 29, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Schoolteacher for Hilo High School. Survived by mother, Janet; sisters, Corlis Nihei, Kathleen Wilson and Carol Murakami. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary-Honolulu; service 10 a.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary-Hilo; service 11 a.m. Aloha attire. [Adv 03/12/2002]

 

JENNIE YUE WONG , 90, of Honolulu, died April 4, 2002. Born in China. A homemaker and former resident of Pittsburgh, Pa. Survived by husband, Lt. Col. C.K. Wong; sons, Richard and Henry; daughters, Jenny Chau and Irene Moy; nine grandchildren. Private inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Memorial donations to St. Francis Hospice. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i. [Adv 20/4/2002]

 

JUNET M.Y. WONG, 86, of Honolulu, died Dec. 4, 2002. Born in Waipahu. Retired Lucky Inn founder. Survived by son, Edmund; daughter, Maylynn; brothers, James, Wallace, Ralph and Raymond Yanagida; sisters, Betty Taniguchi and Katherine Sakamoto. Service 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. [Adv 16/12/2002]

 

KECIA MEW UNG WONG, 19, of Honolulu, died March 9, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A student at the University of the Pacific. Survived by parents, Ruddy and Gwendolyn Wong; brothers, Gavin and Devin; grandmother, Rose Ng. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 20/3/2002]

 

KENNETH KOON CHAN ALOIAU WONG, 94, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, Hawai'i, died may 10, 2002. Civil engineer and civic entrepreneur. Survived by daughters, Sybil Kyi and Sharlyn Rayment; son, kenneth Jr.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Honolulu visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Community Church of Hono-lulu; service 11 a.m. Hilo visitation 10 a.m. Monday at United Community Church, Kino'ole Street; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Service of Hawai'i. [Adv 15/5/2002]

 

LAM SANG WONG, 68, of Honolulu, died Jan. 12, 2002. Born in Vietnam. A retired goldsmith. Survived by wife, Fanny; son, Richard; daughters, Janis Long, Annie Au, Vivien Lau and Sandy Wong; eight grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; Buddhist services; burial noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park. [Adv 17/1/2002]

 

LIN KWAI WONG, 105, of Kahului, Maui, died July 4, 2002. Born in Hono-lulu. Owner of Capitol Market. Survived by son, Aloysius; daughter, Rose Marie Miyashiro; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary, Maui; service 10 a.m.; burial 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire. [Adv 972002]

 

Lorenzo Ceferino Wong, 65, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor of the Gala Shoe Store, died Wednesday Oct 2, 2002. He was born in Lima, Peru. He is survived by wife Hou LIng; sons Miguel, Hector, Jorge and William; daughter Gladys Lin; brother Juan; sisters Angela Kcomt, Espe-ranza Alvites and Rosa Chang; and two grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1701 Wilder Ave. Call after 8:45 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. [SB 05/10/2002]

 

MILDRED WONG , 69, of Honolulu, died Sept. 7, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Herbert; daughter, Bernadette Rowe; brothers, William Ayres and John Teixeira; sister, Josephine Carreira; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service noon. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. [Adv 13/9/2002]

 

Moses Ah Kwai Wong, 77, of Kaimuki, a former Pearl Harbor electrician, died yesterday Nov 12, 2002 in Pasco, Wash. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Wayne P.A.K. and David K.; daughters Dorothy Yvonne Book, Linda P. Joiner and Sandra M. Arboleda; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services to be held at a later date. [SB 13/11/2002]

 

Mun Charn Wong, an insurance agent, veteran and active member of many community organizations, died Sept. 17, 2002 in Honolulu. He was 84. Wong was born Jan. 24, 1918, in Honolulu. He graduated from McKinley High School and received a degree in chemistry from the University of Hawai'i. While at the university, Wong joined the ROTC and Hawai'i National Guard. He went on active duty in Europe during World War II and was awarded two battle stars. Following the war, Wong returned to Hawai'i and began a long and successful career in insurance and estate planning. He won several awards for his salesmanship, including the Legend of Transamerica award, the highest honor given by the Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Co. The award also recognized Wong's contribution to his community. He served on the board of the Cerebral Palsy Association, and was a member of the Shriners, Masons, Lions and Rotary clubs. Wong also was responsible for establishing a scholarship at the University of Hawai'i ROTC program in honor of his childhood friend, Wah Kau Kong. Kong, who flew for the Army Air Corps during World War II, was the only Chinese-American fighter pilot at the time. Wong retired as a colonel in the Air Force Reserve. Wong is survived by wife, Mew Choy; sons, John, Jim, Michael and David; daughters, Ann Ho and Mary Beth; brothers, Mun Kin, Walter and Alfred; sister, Ruth Lee; and eight grandchildren. Visitation noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Alban's Chapel, Iolani School. Inurnment 11:30 a.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Donations may be made to the Mun Charn Wong Memorial Fund, University of Hawai'i Foundation. [Adv 24/9/2002]

 

Nee Chang N.C. Chock Wong - Retired teacher Nee Chang "N.C." Chock Wong of Honolulu loved teaching children even when she wasn't at school, and she contributed to their education throughout her life by donating thousands of dollars to scholarships and foundations. She died Jan. 17 at the age of 93 at the Hale Ola Kino Center. Her niece, Evelyn Mun of Nuuanu, said Wong "never had any children, but she treated her nieces and nephews (a few dozen) like her children." "She was always thinking of us. She would teach us piano, ukulele and singing. She would help us with our schoolwork," she said. "Her students loved her so much that many of them decided they would go into teaching. She loved music" and sang Hawaiian songs with a group of women called "the Golden Serenaders," Mun said. She said they were invited by Liberty House to sing in the stores at Christmas for several years. "Even at Hale Ola (nursing home) she would strum her ukulele and get those people to sing with her. Her favorite song was 'Hanohano Hanalei' because she was born in Hanalei," Mun said. Wong and her husband, Harry C. Wong, who died in 1990, established a foundation for study abroad scholarships in 1984 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In 1987, they established the Nee Chang and Harry C. Audiovisual Center at the UH's Sinclair Library, the most heavily used part of the library, according to Linda Engelberg, the center's librarian. Engelberg, who a dozen years ago first met the Wongs -- "they were the sweetest couple" -- said they have no idea "of the impact of their gift on this campus." Due to their contributions over the years, the library was able to establish a center "ahead of its time." "We've always been able to keep it technologically current and well-equipped," she said. "We've never had to go without due to their generosity. ... It is one of the largest collections in the country." The center has been praised repeatedly by faculty and students who have commented, "It's the best part of the campus" and that the center has "profound value for my teaching," according to Engelberg. The Wongs established a foundation in 1967 to provide scholarships at St. Anthony's Senior and Junior High School on Maui, and contributed $260,000 in the past three years for the creation of a computer lab, computers and audio-visual equipment there. Harry Wong was an alumnus there. Principal Daina Collins said: "We now have over 200 computers and four computer labs. They have been very, very generous to this school." The Wongs also made substantial donations to Aliiolani School, where she served as a teacher for many years, and the First Chinese Church at 1054 S. King St., where services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Inurnment will be held 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. The family requests aloha attire, no flowers, and donations to a favorite charity. [SB 30/1/2002]

 

NGAN YING WONG, 84, of Honolulu, died July 14, 2002. Born in Koloa, Kaua'i. Retired owner of Home Donut Shop. Survived by daughters, Loui Wong, Loui Ling Howard and Loui Mee Nakama; brothers, Set Fong Lau and Set Chau Lau; sister, Lana Lock; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Graveside service 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Memorial donations to Parkinson's Disease Association. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 18/7/2002]

 

PATRICIA C. WONG, of Los Angeles, died Dec. 12, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Lester; sons, Bryan, Vincent and Gregory; daughters, Leslie Skinner, Shari Nakib and Cathy Oshima; 10 grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters. Mass 8:30 a.m. Friday at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 West Temple St., Los Angeles. No flowers. Memorial donations to St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2500 W. Ave 33, Los Angeles, CA 90065. Arrangements by Callanan Mortuary. [Adv 25/12/2002]

 

PAUL "P.P." PUNG WONG, 88, of Kane'ohe, died Oct. 20, 2002. Born in He'eia. A retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter. Survived by wife, Marcellina; sons, Thomas and Jimmy; daughter, Mercedes Manalili and Jeanne Oliveira; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Valentine, Leonard and Scotty. Visitation 10 a.m. Wednesday at St, Ann's Catholic Church; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. [Adv 27/10/2002]

 

RAYMOND H.S. WONG , 76, of Fair Oaks, Calif., died Feb. 9, 2002. Born in Honolulu. 1943 Waipahu High School graduate, and master sheet metal crafter. Survived by wife, Mary Ann; daughters, becky Tsugawa and Monica; granddaughter, Karen; sister, Helena Tam. Committal service 10:30 a.m. May 10 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Chapel of the Valley, Sacramento, Calif. [Adv 3/5/2002]

 

RUBY Y.M. WONG, 77, of Honolulu, died Oct. 23, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Darlene and Debra; sister, Myrtle "Girlie" Loo; brothers, Shun Yau "Sonny", Walter, Richard and Norman Kon. Private service. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services. [Adv 30/10/2002]

 

RUTH KEW LIN WONG, 91, of Honolulu, died Sept. 21, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Drs. Walter and Sidney Wong; daughter, Katherine Chi; sisters, Ethel Yee and Andrea; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Graveside service 12:30 p.m. Friday at Pauoa Chinese Christian Cemetery, Auwaiolimu Street, Pauoa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Chinese Church of Christ Wong/Chi Fund. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. [Adv 25/9/2002]

 

RUTH LAU WONG, 94, of Honolulu, died Jan. 19, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired St. Elizabeth's Episcopal School principal. Survived by sons, Theodore, Raymond, Wilfred and Lester; daughter, Juanita Leong; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service noon; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. [Adv 24/1/2002]

SAMUEL LUM WONG, 72, of Honolulu, died Jan. 3, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Sumiko; sons, James, John and George; brother, Dick; sister, Eloise Manifold; grandsons, Ryan, Jason and Michael; granddaughter, Kristen. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary. [Adv 17/1/2002]

 

SARAH CHU WONG, 86, of Honolulu, formerly of California, died March 24, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Retired graphologist. Survived by daughter, Sandra Wong newton; son, Lawrence; brothers, William and Dr. Norman Chu; sisters, Thelma Chang, Marian Yap and Hester Pang; one granddaughter; one great-grandson. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 8/4/2002]

 

SHOU CHEE WONG, 69, of Honolulu, died Feb. 7, 2002. Born in Shanghai, China. Survived by sons, Alexander and Charles; brothers, William and David; sister, Mary Song. Service held; burial in Manoa Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 11/2/2002]

 

SING FOOK WONG , 95, of Honolulu, died May 8, 2002. Born in Kula, Maui. Retired proprietor of Valley Center Store. Survived by sons, Michael Kui Hin and Alex Kwai; a grandson; sisters, Lin Tai Lee, Yuen Kyau Lee and On Tai Wong. Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Private burial. [Adv 11/5/2002]

 

TAI ON WONG, 94, of Honolulu, died Oct. 9, 2002. Born in Guang Dong Zhon Shan, China. A retired optician. Survived by son, Kin Fai; daughters, Kin Mui, Kin Har Cheng and Mei Lee Chan; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary; Taoist service; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

 

TAK WING HENRY WONG, 50, of Honolulu, died Oct. 5, 2002. Born in China. An assistant baker with Pelio Bakery. Survived by wife, Wai Yee Wong Chan; sons, Tik Hong and Tik Hei; father, Wing Hung Wong; mother, Yun King Wong; brothers, Tak Tsiem amd Tak Ki Wong; sister, Kit Fong Yau. Service 6 p.m Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery chapel. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i. [Adv 13/10/2002]

 

Terry Chen Yi Wong - Endocrinologist Terry Chen Yi Wong, a physician who kept magic tricks in his pocket and was such a good inventor of tricks that orders came from all over the world, died Oct. 28, 2002 at the age of 64. Wong was born in Honolulu, educated at Johns Hopkins University, trained at The Mayo Clinic, and had been in practice at Queen's Medical Center since 1973. He specialized in adult diabetes. Of Wong's four children, three have gone into medicine, with his eldest daughter, Dr. Lisa Wong Samtani, continuing his work in endocrinology at Queen's. They were in practice together at his death. His third daughter, Lara Dao, is a medical resident at Kaiser Oakland, practicing under the name of Lara Wong; his son, Jeffrey, is a fourth-year medical student at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. His second daughter, Kristina, works for Cisco Systems in Santa Clara, Calif. Quiet and unassuming, Wong had a hidden side to his personality that few in his professional medical circles realized. An amateur magician from childhood, he had a life-long fascination with magic, studied its history and was a gifted inventor. He manufactured and sold magic tricks to dealers throughout the country, and collected old magic apparatus that he scattered about the house, and constantly tinkered with. His wife said he always carried a trick in his pocket "just in case the opportunity to perform ever arose." Additionally, Wong wrote poetry, and excelled as a photographer, once staging a one-man show at the Rochester Art Gallery in Rochester, Minn., while a fellow at The Mayo Clinic. "He was a true Renaissance man," said Dr. Irving Schatz, chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine where Wong was also a faculty member. For a number of years Wong was among the annual "Best Doctors" selected by Honolulu Magazine, but he downplayed the attention because he said there were many excellent doctors not on the list. The first year he wouldn't let his wife order a Best Doctors plaque, but after that she did it anyway, without asking him. Wong is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his four children; his brother, Ronald, and his sister, Jean. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Thurston Memorial Chapel at Punahou School, which he attended from kindergarten through high school. Visitation is from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The family requests aloha attire and no flowers. Arrangements are by Diamond Head Mortuary. [Adv 05/11/2002]

 

THELMA KIYOKO WONG, 86, of Honolulu, died Dec. 27, 2002. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Retired Star Markets clerk. Survived by husband, Paul; sons, Peter and Paul; daughter, Paula Sumida; brother, Henry and Rikio Fukunaga; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. [Adv 13/01/2003]

 

Walter Koon Jick Wong- Hawaii prep basketball lost one of its most consistent winners Wednesday. Walter Wong, who participated in 75 high school championship games as a player and a coach, died Wednesday Aug 7, 2002 at Castle Medical Center. He was 90 years old. After becoming the first player to win three straight territorial championships as a player, Wong turned to coaching and became the first to win three straight state tournaments. Wong won three straight territorial titles playing for McKinley, then taught hundreds of young men to equal his accomplishments. Duke Aiona, who played for Wong in his last state finals -- A loss to Kailua in 1972 -- was just one of them. "He was competitive to the end, he stressed the fundamentals and pushed you to the limit," Aiona said. "It definitely helped make me who I am and shaped how I live life. If I don't succeed, at least I tried my best. That's Mr. Wong." Wong served St. Louis for 34 years as a coach and athletic director, winning five state championships and 18 tournament championships. As a coach, Wong went 409-87, winning 89 consecutive games between 1966 and 1968, when he became the only coach to put together three straight state championships. Wong is survived by daughter Sheila Flynn and sons Walter, Melvin and Jonathan. Services are Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary at 12:30 p.m. with burial to follow at 2 p.m. [SB 11/8/2002]

 

WALTER K. WONG , 77, of Honolulu, died May 27, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Doris; son, Darrell; daughters, Sandra Isokane and Brenda Kaneshiro; sister, Rose Kirk; brother, Samuel; five grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 5/6/2002]

 

YAU HOON CHANG WONG , 89, of Honolulu, died Aug. 18, 2002. Born in China. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Patricia Young, Florence Lum, Cordelia Henson and Virginia Jungbluth; six grandchildren; great-grandchild. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 31 at Borthwick Mortuary; Taoist service; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. [Adv 24/8/2002]

 

YIM KING L. WONG, also known at YIM KING LEE, 74, of Honolulu, died Aug. 9, 2002. Born in China. Survived by son, Wing Sum Wong; daughters, Lai Si Wong and Lai Hing Tse; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Quing Lum Lee. Taoist service 9 to 11:15 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; burial noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. [Adv 16/8/2002]

 

INEZ ELIZABETH WOO, 84, of Kane'ohe, died March 4, 2002. Survived by son, Harry Jr.; four grandchildren; one great-grandson. Private service. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. [Adv 6/3/2002]

 

PING SING WOO, 91, of Honolulu, died Dec. 28, 2002. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Proprietor of Woo's Pants Shop. Survived by wife, Mabel; sons, Winston and Jeffrey; daughter, Cindy Yamada; four grandchildren; brother, Robert; sister, Fung Ho Joe. Visitation from 8 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 8:30 a.m. Burial 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. No flowers. Aloha attire. [Adv 31/12/2002]

 

Ran Yi Woo, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Thursday Feb 7, 2002 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Korea. She is survived by sons Brandon, Andrew and Byoung S.; daughter Kristy Kim; and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. [SB 9/2/2002]

 

THELMA SHU-TUNG LEE WOO, 91, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died April 28, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Former public relief teacher, and Wigwam and Payless, Hilo, employee. Survived by sons, Henry, Wesley and Carlton; daughters, Loretta Kawaiaea, Georganne Baligad and Sharilyn Kama; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Annie Young. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home; service 7 to 8 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at United Community Church, Kino'ole and Mohouli streets, Hilo; service 10 to 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. [Adv 9/5/2002]

 

ARTHUR AKINA "WOODY" WOOD, 79, of Pukalani, Maui, died Oct. 26, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A U.S. Army veteran and member of the Operating Engineers Union. Survived by sons, Arthur "Woody Boy" Jr. and Gary; daughters, Barbara Drakeford, Kelcy Bal, Natalie and Madeline Wood; brother, Walter; sister, Elizabeth Santos; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Burial to follow at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. [Adv 02/11/2002]

 

CECILIA LUM WOOD, 78, of Kane'ohe, died July 1, 2002. A retired executive secretary with Lanakila Rehab Center. Survived by son, Emroy; daughters, Mamo, Ceseli "Kaina" Awaa and MaryLou; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 12:30 p.m.; inurnment 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire. [Adv 7/7/2002]

 

Hal Wood - Returning to the office one day from covering the Hawaiian Open, Hal Wood lowered his voice and, in a mock conspiratorial tone, told his staff, "Don't tell anybody, but writing about sports in Hawai'i has to be the best job in journalism." In a newspaper and wire service career that spanned 57 years and much of the globe, Wood covered it all the birth of the United Nations, 20 Rose Bowls, six Olympiads, several Super Bowls, World Series and championship fights but he would call his 12 years as sports editor of The Honolulu Advertiser, "the happiest of my life." Wood, who died yesterday Jan 19, 2002 in Medford, Ore., at age 92, brought a worldwide perspective, a keen competitive edge and a polished enthusiasm to The Advertiser's sports pages as the paper's sports editor and lead columnist between 1965 and 1976. "He was one of the best in the business, no question about it," said former Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi. "I didn't always agree with him and he didn't always agree with me, but he told it as it was and I appreciated that." Wood's seat on press row at the Honolulu International Center, as the Blaisdell Center was called in the 1970s, was adjacent to the mayor's courtside seats. "I'd give it to him and he'd give it right back," Fasi recalled. Wood saw a potential for sports here shared by few others. He was a strong backer of then-Gov. John Burns' vision for a 50,000-seat stadium in Halawa and a Division I University of Hawai'i football program to put in it. He was an ardent supporter of sports-based tourism through the Hawaiian Open and the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. "He was a dear friend to me and the university," said Paul Durham, a former UH athletic director. Under his leadership and with Wood often pitching in to do some of the legwork, The Advertiser broke several major stories, including the scandal that led to the Rainbows being put on NCAA probation in 1977. "He was very meticulous, very thorough and it was fun being a rival with him all those years," said Bill Kwon who was a columnist and sports editor for the Star-Bulletin at the time. George Chaplin, the editor who hired him, said Wood, "brought a national and international view to our pages." Yet, Kwon said, "he never skimped on the local coverage or the high schools, either." "He was the complete newspaperman, a real pro who could do it all," said Ferd Borsch, The Advertiser's baseball writer for 40 years. "All of us felt very fortunate to work for somebody that talented and compassionate." "What will always stay with me was his work ethic," said Clyde Mizumoto, an Advertiser assistant sports editor who was hired by Wood. "People thought all he did was write a column, but he did a lot more than that he'd clear the wires, take care of administrative duties and, on top of that, write a daily column. I thought he set a good example for the new guys coming in." Wood also mentored young writers. "He was my coach, so to speak, teaching me the ropes in sports," said Gordon Sakamoto who was a writer with United Press International in San Francisco before later becoming bureau chief for UPI and the Associated Press in Honolulu. Wood's byline was familiar to Advertiser readers even before he came to the paper through his 20 years with United Press International, 16 as Pacific Division sports editor. He gained notoriety in 1962 as the only writer to predict before the start of the baseball season that the Dodgers and Giants would finish in a tie for the National League title. Wood also worked at newspapers in North Dakota, Idaho and San Diego. He was born into a newspaper family in Hamilton, N.D., beginning what would become a life-long career in journalism at his father's newspaper in Neche, N.D. As a freshly minted high school graduate in 1932, he talked his way into the press box at the Los Angeles Olympics as a correspondent for the family paper and never looked back. "He was an outstanding sports editor, the best we've seen the last few decades," said Peter Fithian, founder of the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. "He brought tremendous knowledge and enthusiasm to the paper," said sportscaster Les Keiter. Wood is survived by four daughters, Melissa Wood of Medford, Ore., Sharon Lindsay of Ashland, Ore., Romana Wood of Vancouver, Wash., and Laura Horton of Santa Rosa, Calif., five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services are pending. [Adv 20/1/2002]

 

JACK ARTHUR WOOD JR ., 70, of Hawai'i Kai, died Aug. 10, 2002. Born in Los Angeles. A retired pharmacist last employed with Costco. and U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force veteran. Survived by wife, Tami; daughter, Aletha. Visitation 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. [Adv 17/8/2002]

 

LEE W.J. WOODD , 67, of 'Ewa Beach, died Sept. 18, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Former security officer and actor. Member of the Screen Actors Guild. Survived by wife, Joyce; stepdaughters, Dana Enstad, and Bonnie Chuck-Rivera; stepsons, Michael Chuck and Kelly Chuck; 11 stepgrandchildren; brother, Kalai Strode; sister, Junelehua Robertson. Committal service 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; inurnment to follow. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 21/9/2002]

 

MICHAEL CLINTON WOODIN, 38, of 'Aiea, died Aug. 9, 2002. Born in Ashtabula County, Ohio. U.S. Navy machinist's mate, senior chief aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. Survived by wife, Medelyn; son, John; daughter, Kristine; parents, Karl and Coral; brothers, Glen and David; grandmother, Shirley Weir. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Committal service and burial to follow at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. [Adv 19/8/2002]

 

CAMILLE DELNOCE WOODRUFF, 93, of Kailua, died Oct. 8, 2002. Born in New York. Retired teacher from Hanohau'oli School and Benjamin Parker Elementary School. Survived by niece, Carol Scarborough; nephew, Ted Persons. Scattering of ashes 4 p.m. Wednesday at 942 Mokulua, Lanikai Beach. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Adv 12/10/2002]

 

ANGELINE E. "ANGIE" WOODWARD, 95, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Hawai'i, died Dec. 13, 2002. Survived by daughters, Mary Woodward Culp, Joanne Schackow and Susan Kim; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Mainland service held; burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Donations to favorite charity. Arrangements by French Mortuary, Albuquerque. [Adv 19/12/2002]

 

DOUGLAS F. WOODWARD , 55, of Honolulu, died July 29, 2002. Born in Pa. An embalmer with Borthwick Mortuary. Vietnam War veteran. Survived by daughter, Diane Gibson; a granddaughter; mother, Marion Rice; stepfather, John Rice; sister, Carol Manley; brother, David. Visitation 3 to 5 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary; service 4 p.m. [Adv 31/7/2002]

 

JOHN FRANKLIN WOOLLEY, 80, of Honolulu, died March 16, 2002. Born in Hau'ula. Former owner of Woolley Paint Co. Survived by wife, Louise; daughters, Elizabeth Riegels, Katharine Simon and Victoria Mimiaga; eight grandchildren. Memorial service 4 p.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery chapel. Aloha attire. Donations to American Heart Association of Hawaii, 245 N. Kukui St., Honolulu, HI 96817. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. [Adv 19/3/2002]

 

BETTY JANE KALIILEOLANI WOOTON, 62, of Kekaha, died May 9, 2002. Bus driver for public transportation. Survived by sons, George "Bullet" Galbraith and Robert Kunane; daughters, Ann Marie Westerman and Celia Makikoa; father, Charles Seamster; brother, Charles Seamster; hanai sisters, Kahili Ongoy and Kehau Villegas; half brothers, Clarence and Gene Seamster; nieces and nephews. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hanalei Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; service 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanalei Public Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary. [Adv 14/5/2002]

 

DONALD J. WOROBE, 66, formerly of Pearl City, died Dec. 29, 2002. Born in Atlantic City, N.J. Retired from submarine service, and from the U.S. Postal Service, Honolulu. Survived by son, James; daughter, Miriam Trevino; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Maine service planned; burial at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery pending. [Adv 23/01/2003]

 

Agnes Gonsalves Kaululaau Wright, 79, of Kaneohe, died Friday Aug 9, 2002 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Thomas K.; son Thomas M.K.; daughters Linda Tom, Janis Kaululaau-Gerwien and Carolmae Anderson; brothers Ernest, George and Walter Gonsalves, sisters Cecilia Robello and Dorothy Fuller; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Church, 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. [Sb 15/8/2002]

 

HOWARD OLIVER WRIGHT, 71, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawai'i, died Jan. 23, 2002. Born in Missouri. Retired state environmental regulator. Survived by daughters, Sylvia Rath and Roxanna Nakamura; son, Rustin; brothers, Bruce, Douglas and Angus; sisters, Lynn David and Allegra White; one grandson. Mainland service pending. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. [Adv 30/1/2002]

 

MIRIAM LILLIAN WRIGHT, 69, of Pearl City, died March 14, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Former employee of Waimano Home. Survived by son, William III; daughter, Betty Ann; brothers, Harold DeMello and Thomas DeMello; sisters, Florence Yomes and Rosemary Moniz. Visitation 10 a.m .to noon Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; Mass noon; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. [Adv 23/3/2002]

 

STANLEY CYRIL WRIGHT, 69, of Pearl City, died Nov. 27, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by nephews, Ronald and Robert Han, and William III; niece, BettyAnn. Cemetery committal service 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangement by Mililani Mortuary. [Adv 04/12/2002]

 

WILLIAM PERRY WRIGHT JR., 90, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Aug. 6, 2002. Served as executive officer, 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Survived by wife, Ernestine; sons, William, James and Russell; daughter, Juanita. Mainland arrangements. Memorial donations to the 442nd RCT Foundation, 933 Wiliwili St., Honolulu, HI 96826. [Adv 18/8/2002]

 

HELEN WU , 83, of Kaloko, Kona, Hawai'i, died Feb. 27, 2002. Born in China. A real estate broker. Survived by daughters, Mona and Ying Ying; son, Wellington Chen; sister, Patricia MoorHouse; four grandchildren. Private service. Donations to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 217, Kailua, Kona, HI 96745. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Kona. [Adv 8/3/2002]

 

SHEN PENG WU, 92, of Honolulu, died Jan. 17, 2002. Born in Shanghai, China. A marketing executive retired from B.A.T. in China. Survived by sons, Cheng Zhong and Cheng Hong; daughters, Cheng Yi and Cheng Sing; two grandsons; two granddaughters. Visitation 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; cremation to follow. Inurnment at a later date in Shanghai. [Adv 20/1/2002]

 

TONG WU, 82, of Honolulu, died April 30, 2002. Born in China. Survived by wife, Juan Kong; sons, Shu Fong, Gui fong and Wei Fong Wu; daughters, Xiahe Wu, and Lisa Yuet Wo Ng, Kong Wo Ng, Xing he Wu and Amy Yanhe Wu; 12 grandchildren. Visitation for Taoist services 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; burial noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park. [Adv 6/5/2002]

 

ALEXANDER EN SIN WUNG SR., 77, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Sept. 23, 2002. Born in Hilo. A retired Hawai'i County firefighter and rancher. Survived by wife, Betty; sons, Alexander Jr., David and Matthew; daughter, Peggy Watanabe; brothers, Leslie and Archie; five grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. [Adv 26/9/2002]

 

 

Jack Wyatt gave up his long pants, button-down shirts, bow ties, dress shoes, crewcut and full-time sales job about 30 years ago for a simpler lifestyle, reflected in the red, white or yellow tanktops, shorts, and slippers or athletic shoes sans socks that became his standard wardrobe. Tanned, healthy and looking much younger than his 71 years, Wyatt took long daily walks and was a man many Manoa residents saw regularly but few knew. He was killed Tuesday June 18, 2002 in a random act of violence while walking alongside the Ala Wai Canal when he was shoved into the canal, hit his head on rocks and drowned. "I will remember him, not by the way he died, but by the way he lived," said Connie Comiso-Fanelli, a Manoa resident and longtime running friend of Wyatt. "He decided (at a point in his life) not to have a phone, car or TV and just enjoy life simply. "He ate fresh fruits and went for walks," she added. "He was a free-spirited, happy man who did not want to be caught up with the crazy things in life. I've never heard him say a negative word about anyone." Wyatt, a free-lance writer, was a regular contributor to the Ho-nolulu Star-Bulletin's sports section from the late 1960s to 1998. He wrote a weekly yachting column called "Nautical Notes" during his "bow-tie" days. After adopting his new lifestyle following a divorce, Wyatt became a champion of minor sports. He accepted assignments no one else wanted. He was also known to be always for the underdog and would cover anything he could walk or ride his bicycle to. Those back-page stories in the early years of running and canoe racing meant a lot to people like Comiso-Fanelli, who first met Wyatt in 1978 at the Hilo Marathon. "Jack was a very private person," Comiso-Fanelli said. "He had a past and wanted it to remain in the past. "For me, he was like a father figure," she added. "He brought a lot of sunshine and brightness into the lives of a lot of people, in and outside of the local running community." A native of Portland, Ore., Wyatt came to Hawai'i in 1957 and became a member of the Kaneohe Yacht Club. He had four daughters Christine, who lives in Alaska; Cheryl Ferreira, an O'ahu resident, and Jackie Greene and Jonnel Wyatt of Maui but did not maintain close ties with them. "He was never one to keep in touch and being on Maui, I haven't seen him for a while," said Jonnel Wyatt, the youngest daughter. "He was not like a father figure for me, but I did get to know him. My friend and I sometimes stayed with him. He was a good guy, free-spirited and an avid tennis player." Comiso-Fanelli last saw Wyatt at about 8:30 a.m. on Sunday while running alongside the Ala Wai Canal. "He was like clockwork with his routine," she said. "For us in the running community, his death makes us aware that we need to be alert of what is around us at all times and know how to protect ourselves." Services for Wyatt are pending. [Adv 20/6/2002]

 

Janet Wyatt, an educator and longtime supporter of the arts in Hawai'i, died March 13. She was 84. Wyatt was born Janet Mae Wullschleger in Albany, N.Y., on March 12, 1918. In the seventh grade, she met Arthur Wyatt and the two would marry in 1942. Janet Wyatt studied English and education at State University of New York, where she also earned a master's degree in library science. Her husband became a physician and in 1945 was assigned to Schofield Barracks on O'ahu. After the war, the Wyatts moved to Iowa, but returned to Honolulu in 1947 to reside permanently. Dr. Wyatt became a partner at the Honolulu Medical Group and Janet Wyatt volunteered with the Junior League and Girl Scouts and taught English at the University of Hawai'i. While teaching at the university, Wyatt became interested in improving education in kindergarten through the 12th grade. She was named chairwoman of the first Hawai'i School Advisory Board and in 1966 became principal of the small private school Honolulu Junior Academy, now known as the Academy of the Pacific. Wyatt remained at the school until her retirement in 1975. In retirement, she returned to her early love of art, particularly watercolors. In recognition of Wyatt's dedication to Academy of the Pacific, the school voted in January to name its art building after her. A brief dedication and blessing ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Academy of the Pacific, 913 'Alewa Drive. Donations may be made to the Janet and Art Wyatt Scholarship Fund. Janet Wyatt is survived by her children, Janine, Nancy, Patricia, Christine and Thomas; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. [Adv 21/3/2002]

 

JAMES LENOX WYLLIE III , 62, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died July 7, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Tony; daughter, Theresa Duarte; father, James Jr.; sister, Rosalie; grandchildren, Jessica, Linsey and Raymond Duarte. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary. [Adv 27/7/2002]

 

Meg Wyllie - Hawaii-born Meg Wyllie, longtime character actress whose television appearances date back to the late 1950s, died Jan. 1, 2002 of heart failure in Glendale. She was 84. Born Margaret Gillespie Wyllie, she was raised in the Philippines, where her father and uncles were engineers on sugar plantations. Wyllie moved to New York City in the 1940s as an aspiring actress and was part of the original production of "The Glass Menagerie." She appeared on most popular TV series of the late 1950s and 1960s, including "Have Gun Will Travel," "Zane Grey Theater," "The Twilight Zone," "Hennesey," "Death Valley Days," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," "Perry Mason," "Lassie," "Batman," "The Fugitive," "The Addams Family" and "The F.B.I." The 1970s and '80s found Wyllie appearing on "Kojak," "Barney Miller," "The Golden Girls," "Night Court" and "Mad About You." She is survived by a cousin. [SB 17/2/2002]

 

JIM WYTOSKY, 71, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died June 12, 2002. Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Retired iron worker. Survived by companion, Marie Wilson; sons, James and Robert; daughters, Cheri Wytosky and Lisa Taylor; brothers, Nick, Mike and Bill Wytosky and Cullen Tanner; sisters, Mary Billokryli and Rose Petrovich. Memorial service 3 p.m. Friday at Kilauea Masonic Center, 335 Wailuku Drive, Hilo, Hawai'i. Casual attire. No flowers; donations to The Aloha Temple Shriners. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. [Adv 17/6/2002]