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Tuesday, May 1, 2001

Jesus Sebastian Abadilla, 78, of Honolulu, died Wednesday. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosenda; son Nelson; daughters Gloria Duran and Estrellita Sagadraca; brothers Antonio, Celso, Juan, Mariano and Anastacio; sisters Martina and Visitacion; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; also 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary, call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Dorothy Mae Aina, 71, of Hilo, owner of the former Aina Alii Caterers and retail clerk at Ono Kine Stuffs Store, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Charles and Clayton; daughters Adelaide Mounga, Charlotte Matsui and Diane Murashige; sisters Ethel Brown, Betty Lou Okamoto and Phyllis Jardine; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Miriam Leilani Allen Akiona, 68, of Waianae, a retired employee of Nani Makana, died on Friday in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Terri Lynn, sister Sadie P. Pye and brothers Henry Allen Jr. and Melvin K. Allen Sr. Memorial services: 10 a.m. at Auwaiolimu Congregational Church, 403 Auwaiolimu St., Pauoa, call after 8:30 a.m. Committal service: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Marc L. Cole, 30, of Honolulu, a construction worker, died April 13. He was born in Concord, N.H. He is survived by father Allen, mother Veronica St. Gelais, brother Rick and sister Kaysea. Services to be held on the mainland.

Masami "Ray" Daimaru, 77, of Hilo, a retired parks supervisor at County of Hawaii Parks and Recreation, died on Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Tsuruko; sons Wayne, Owen and Glenn; daughter Pearl; brother Yoshihiro; sisters Lillian Nishiura, Nancy Coloma, Clara Yanabu and Jane Sakanoi; and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Meredith M. Duarte, 31, of Waipahu, an accounting clerk for the Computer Training Academy, died Friday in Waipahu. She was born in Manila. She is survived by husband Dennisted, sons Terrence and Ryan, two brothers and father Epifanio Mendoza. Memorial service: 4-9 p.m. Friday at Lady of Good Counsel Church in Pearl City. Casual attire.

Debra Ann Ernst, 46, of Kapaa, Kauai, who died Wednesday, was a veterinarian assistant at Kapaa Animal Clinic. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Sunday.

George M. Kaya, 92, of Honolulu, a retired mason at General Masonry Ltd., died on Wednesday at home. He was born in Kukuihaile. He is survived by son Allan, daughter Agnes Kaaloa, brother Henry, sisters Michiko Fujimoto and Yoshiko Kaya, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11:30 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Odelia Keala Kealoha-Nui, 79, of Waianae, a homemaker, died April 13 in Maluhia Hospital. She is survived by sons Philip and James, daughters Maylea and Raymar Ke-aloha-Nui and Kehau Simon, brother Dewey Keohohina, sister Lily Kakalia, 29 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Saturday, call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Pearl City. Aloha attire.

Herbert H. Kiesel, 91, of Bend, Ore., a retired factory foreman at American Can Co., died April 17 at home. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by daughters Marie Kanoelani Shanaman and Elsie Ipolani Dickson, hanai son Wayne Bechert, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Ward. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Donations suggested to Hospice of Bend-LaPine. Aloha attire.

Chiyoko Koga, 92, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died on Sunday in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Richard, Daniel and Glenn; brothers Hifumi "Edward" and Toshio "Tom" Sato; sisters Sakae Uesugi and Kimie Shimamoto; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Yoshie Ito Maruta, 86, of Kilauea, Kauai, a retired housekeeper at Hanalei Plantation, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kealia, Kauai. She is survived by husband Masami; sons Edward and Clyde; daughters Madelene NaLanagan, Sr., Bernice Lin and Marlene Kasuoka; brothers Sunao and Tetsuo Ito; sisters Fusae Ohara, Yayoi Mizumura and Lorraine Wagoner; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Annybel Arriba Medina, 77, of Honolulu died Tuesday at home. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by brothers Januarious, Erasto and Arthuro, and sister Cecilia Tanudnud. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Lester P. Morton Jr., 79, of Naples, Fla., a mechanical engineer with the U.S. Navy, the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, died last Tuesday. A survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor and a resident of Kailua for 40 years, he is survived by wife Helen, daughter Lynn Salmi, son Lester Pierce Morton III, sisters Ruth Gifford and Joan McKehan, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services and burial in Kailua at a later date. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Gladys N.O. Olsen, 75, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Huliia, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Pat Farias, Daphne Cremer, Celeste Farias, Alanna Agustin and Valerie Santos; sisters Edna Duarte and Kixie Kashima; brother Samuel Akui Napoleon; 22 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary Chapel, Koloa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Paul T. Otani, 79, of Hilo, a self-employed automotive mechanic, died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Sue Tanabe; sons Melvin, James and Peter; daughter Peggy Ota; sister Violet Hirano; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Genoveva Hiquiana Padilla, 80, of Ewa Beach, died April 10. She was born in San Manuel, Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Bonifacio; sons Loreto and Alejandro; daughters Caridad Cabang, Linda Bumanglag, Gloria Lata and Lydia Feria; sisters Laling Balasan and Severa, Carlina and Cadang Hiquiana; 31 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 6 p.m. Service: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Rosaline A. "Felisa" Pagaduan, 80, of Waipahu died April 16. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alfred, Ernest, Elvis, Harold and Peter; daughters Gloria Nichols, Shirley Nojima, Pearline Campos, Linda Hernandez, Sandra Ryan, Eileen Endo and Karen Incillo; brothers Felix and Frank Alcoran; 58 grandchildren; more than 43 great-grandchildren and more than five great-great-grandchildren. Service: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Mabel Yen Chow Peterson, 78, of Aiea, a Navy Exchange Laundry retiree and Honolulu Community Action Program employment counselor, died April 20. She is survived by son Jonathan Young, daughter Laura Scott-Sanches, brother Ah Yen Young, five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Casual attire.

Renee L. Rios-Williams, 41, of Keaau, Hawaii, a secretary for a communication company, died April 22 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Angela and Linda Rios; father Matthews Ignacio; brothers Raymond M. Ignacio, Matthews and Michael M. Sosa, and Teddy N. Bondaug; sisters Renesse Madera and Lorena Bates; and a grandson. Wake: 6 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Christian Fellowship Church, 840 Kupulau St. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual/aloha attire.

Eloise I. "Kekauoha" Shinn, 75, of Pearl City died last Tuesday. She was born in Laie. She is survived by son Harrison; daughters Rochelle "Shelley" Asao, Pamela Kaneko, Diane Thomas and Kathy Kirito; brother Gordon Tashiro; sisters Blossom Asuncion, June Chang, Victoria Fonoimoana and Jacqueline Chang; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Wake: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Paul H. Sogi, 78, of Honolulu, a retired electrical contractor and owner of Times Electric Inc., died April 20. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mildred, sons Gayne and Craig, daughter Leigh, brothers Harold and Francis, sister Chiyoko Kinoshita and five grandchildren. Private services.

Hiroshi "Mac" Toyama, 92, of Honolulu, a Dole Cannery retiree, died April 22. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gary, James and Clifford, sister Mildred Shiraishi and five grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alice Chow Ventura, 82, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Health stenographer, died April 17 in the Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Gary, Matthew and Chester Chow, and sisters Sadie Choy and Gladys Cunningham. Private services.

Hazel M. Vierra, 87, of Honolulu, owner of Vierra Tent & Awning Co., died Thursday in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Marjorie Kaohi, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Service: noon Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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