Honolulu Advertiser & Star-Bulletin Obituaries

January 1 - December 31,  2003










CHARLES ZABLAN, 88, of Honolulu, died Aug. 16, 2003. Born in Kapa'au, Hawai'i. Retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 2. Survived by wife, Leatrice; sons, Gregory and Richard; daughter, Yvonne Lui; brother, James; sister, Adelaide Schleuss. Visitation 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 9:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.  [Adv 21/08/2003]


EUGENIA M. ZABLAN, 74, of Honolulu, died Sept. 13, 2003. Born in La'ie. Survived by brothers, Samuel Kealoha and Charles Kealoha Jr.; sisters, Queenie Kam and Caroline Liftee. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.   [Adv 02/10/2003]



"GRANNY" MAE ZALEWSKI, 97, of Kailua, died Jan. 11, 2003. Born in Chicago, Ill. Retired Sunbeam Corp. factory inspector. Survived by son, Robert; four grandchildren (including caregiver, Bob and wife, Sue Derrick); nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. Service 11 a.m. Saturday at Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 221 Haulani St., Kailua. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.    [Adv 23/01/2003]


DONALD "RICK" A.S. ZANE, 74, of Honolulu, died Jan. 2, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A U.S. Army veteran retired from the City and County of Honolulu automotive division. Survived by sons, Mike and Richard; companion, Margaret LaTorre. Visitation 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 1 p.m.; burial 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire.     [Adv 05/01/2003]


Muriel Dunn Zane, 84, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Coast Guard budget director, died Sept. 3, 2003, in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wesley and a grandchild. Services: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.    [SB 23/09/2003]


AYSEN-BISHOP AMANO ZARAGOZA, 2-month-old infant son of Renee Amano and Allen Zaragoza, of Hono-lulu,died June 16, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Also survived by grandparents, Pamela Diaz and Gerald Amano, Eduardo "Eddie" and Rosalina "Sally" Zaragoza; aunts, Nikki Amano and Alona Zaragoza. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Casual attire. [Adv 28/06/2003]


JERZY GEORGE ZAREMBA of Pukalani, Maui, died Sept. 3, 2003. Born in Poland. An aeronautical engineer for TRW Space & Defense Systems. Survived by wife, Ednabelle Zaremba; son, Marc Zaremba; sister, Ludomira Green. Visitation from 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m. Lei(s) only. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.    [Adv 07/09/2003]


IN SOON ZELLER, 68, of Honolulu, died Dec. 29, 2003. Born in Kyungki Do, Korea. A homemaker. Survived by son, Jae Joong Kim; daughter, Yoon Ja; brother, Won Woo Ko; two grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.  [Adv 08/01/2004]


Charles C.Y. Zen Nov. 19, 2003. Charles C.Y. Zen, 70, of San Lorenzo, Calif., died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Peggy; children Roslyn Kuvakos, Russell Zen and Cheryl Birmingham; brother Howard; and seven grandchildren. Services in San Lorenzo. Burial in Hayward, Calif. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.     [SB 22/11/2003]


Alan Conrad Ziegler  -  Conservation scientist and political activist Alan Conrad Ziegler, 73, who worked to protect native Hawaiian species in the early years of Hawaiian conservation activism, died Sept. 16, 2003.  Ziegler's most recent book was "Hawaiian Natural History, Ecology and Evolution," a survey of the natural history of the Hawaiian Islands, published last year by the University of Hawai'i Press. He was known by friends as much for his sense of humor and his fervor for conservation as for his science. "He was just a crazy, off-the-beaten-path kind of guy," said Bishop Museum vetebrates collections manager Carla Kishinami. "He was a marvelous fellow, a great sense of humor, almost a trickster," said Hawaiian insect expert Frank Howarth, who holds the L.A. Bishop Distinguished Chair of Zoology at Bishop Museum. Both said Ziegler's science was unassailable. It was his work on Hawaiian bird fossils that recognized a whole class of extinct species, including flightless geese, ibis and other birds. In recent years, he sought the protection of sinkholes in the 'Ewa Plain where the bones of extinct native birds were found, and he led many students on field trips to them. He fought actively against the introduction of axis deer to the Islands, a position later proved sound after the deer caused much damage to Maui's native ecosystems and farms. And he battled to prevent the introduction of freshwater eels to the Islands. "He was very concerned about the environment and used his expertise appropriately in environmental issues," Howarth said. Ziegler was born Dec. 10, 1929, in Texas, and moved to Hawai'i in 1967 to head Bishop Museum's vertebrate zoology division and in 1983 left to become an independent zoological consultant. He was also an active outdoorsman, and claimed the first solo circumnavigation by kayak of the six largest Hawaiian islands. He is survived by his wife, Kaye Tatsuko Ziegler; daughter, Marjorie Fern Yasue Ziegler; son, Walter Arthur Yoshitaka Ziegler; and sister, Marjorie Anne Wilson of Missouri. No memorial service will be held. Donations may be made to the Alan Ziegler Memorial Fund of Conservation Council for Hawai'i, or to other environmental organizations.


Franklin Gottlieb "Shank" Zieke Jr., 82, of Keaau, Hawaii, a general contractor, died Aug. 19, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Iowa. He is survived by brother Charles R. and sister Betty Jo Hardies. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.    [SB 26/08/2003]


MARY ELLEN "TUTU" ZIEMER, 81, of Honolulu, died July 31, 2002. Born in Chicago. An oil painting artist. Survived by daughters, Karen Olsby and Jean Ziemer; two granddaughters; a great-grandson. Private service held. Inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.    [Adv 02/08/2003]


Mary Rodrigues Zimmer, 94, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired cook, died Friday Jan 31, 2003 in Hale Hoola Hamakua. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire.     [SB  05/02/2003]


JAMES LEE "ZEKE" ZIMMERMAN, 67, of Midland, Mich., formerly of Honolulu, died Oct. 12, 2003. Born in North Platte, Neb. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard chief petty officer; Midland Nuclear Power Plant supervisor; Michigan Youth Corps superintendent; and a cattle and horse ranch owner. Survived by wife, Bobbie; sons, James Zimmerman, and Darryl and Scott Schymanski; daughters, Terilyn Carvalho Luke, Kristin Cannella and Midge Bartow; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Robert and Tom; sister, Janice Allen. Midland, Mich. services and burial tomorrow. Donations to Trinity Lutheran Church, Midland, or American Lung Association. Arrangements by Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors, Reese, Mich.   [Adv 16/10/2003]


VIRGINIA DUNHAM ZOLL, 74, of Papa'ikou, Hawai'i, died Feb. 13, 2003. Born in Honolulu. A housewife. Survived by sons, Steve, Christopher and Mathew; daughter, Laurel Pierard; brother, Richard Dunham; sister, Joan Montgomery; four grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.   [Adv 20/02/2003]

ELEANOR KUULEI ZOLLER, 67, of Pearl City, died Feb. 13, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Retired computer operator with Hawai'i Air National Guard. Survived by son, Frank Jr.; daughter, Darlene; two grandchildren; brothers, Russell and Clifford Faria; sisters, Betty Shiroma, Leilani Jones, Ada Chock, Bernice Vegas, Peggy and Linda. Visitation 6 p.m Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. next Thursday at the church; service 9 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.


LESTER CHOSO ZUKERAN, 93, of Kane'ohe, died March 19, 2003. Born in Waipahu. Retired research vessel captain for the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology at Coconut Island with more than 40 years of service; member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and recipient of the Purple Heart. Survived by daughters, Yvonne Schreck, Kay Zukeran-Chinn and Amy Zukeran; three grandchildren; brothers, Charles, Walter and George; sister, Susan Tawata. Visitation 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service noon; burial 1 p.m at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.   [Adv 29/03/2003]


GERARD ANTHONY "BUDDY" ZULUETA, 48, of Honolulu, died Jan. 27, 2003. Born in Honolulu. Survived by daughter, Acacia; brother, Leonard. Private service and scattering of ashes. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.     [Adv 17/02/2003]


SHIAU YA ZUN, 75, of Honolulu, died Jan. 17, 2003. Born in Hong Kong. Retired salesclerk. Survived by daughters, Pi Yun Yee, Reiko Onuki and Hiroko Akutsu; son, John Chen; brother, Jai Hong Cheng; nine grandchildren. Private service held at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.   [Adv 07/02/2003]