Sunday, June 3, 2001

HARRY M. NISHIDA / 1914-2001

Albert Makoto Asakura, 78, of Wahiawa died May 15. He was born in Honolulu. Private services held.

Judith Naomi Barcai, 56, of Kula, a homemaker, died Friday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kula. She is survived by husband Richard Jr.; mother Margaret Puu; sons Richard, Killien, Eric and Randall; daughter Venessa Rosales; brother David Puu II; sisters Janet Pszyk, Phyllis Shay, Joyce Nobriga and Betty Coelho, and 12 grandchildren. Service: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Barth Alfred Baron, 62, of Honolulu, died May 21. He is survived by wife Joy Woolaway, son Barth A. "JR"; daughter Laurie; step-daughters Elizabeth deBerardinis and Pamela Trapp; brother Brian and six grandchildren. Services pending.

Dominga Waig Colis, 77, of Hilo, a homemaker, died last Sunday at the Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Trinidad Valley, Baguio City, the Philippines. She is survived by son Ernesto; daughters Maria Paul, Nena Tare, Anita Escobar and Evangeline Saunders; two stepbrothers and 10 grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Hilo. Call after 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Alatasi Falaniko, 53, of Aiea died May 24. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Solofa; sons Eti, Solofa Jr., Ivala and Moe; daughters Pito and Vaegaau; brother Saunoa Moe; sisters Lota Fiaseu, Falavale Poe, Faasei Clancy, Setete Togafau and Susana Oti and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Central Samoan Assembly of God Church, 3544 Kalihi St. Call after 6 p.m. Burial at a later date in American Samoa.

Cynthia Lee Gibson-Belter, 54, of Honolulu, died Tuesday. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Forrest William; sons Brian Burke and Antonio Ford; mother Lorelei Simms; step-father Charles Simms; sisters Regina-Broome and Angel Turner; brother Anthony John Turner and a grandson. Local service held. Services in Los Angeles on June 16.

Henry F. "Iceman" Ho Jr., 57, of Kaneohe, a park caretaker, died Monday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Rosemary M. Lani; children Hiilani, Luana M. Keliikoa, Sam K., Daniel, Dana K. and Eric L.; father Henry F. Sr.; sisters Momi, Mahelani Tomiyasu, Leilani Lono and Maleka Lanoza and 15 grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at Punalu'u Beach Park. Casual attire. Bring your own beach chairs.

Bradley K. Horswill, 45, of Kaneohe, a member of the Iron Workers Union, died Tuesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Michelle Rodriguez and Brandee; parents Rufus and Carol; brothers Bruce and Okalani; sisters Rae Moikeha, Stacy King and Roxanne and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at 47-238 Okana Road, Kaneohe. For more information call 239-7560.

Rose N. Keliikoa, 84, of Pearl City died Thursday in Malama Ohana. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Andrew K.T.; brothers Clifford, Masao, Teruo, Tomizo and Yoshio Saruwatari; sisters Kameko Saruwatari and Miriam Curry and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tracy R. Lavin,of Kailua, a retired teacher and counselor at Kailua High School and a docent at Sea Life Park, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Wisconsin. She is survived by brothers Donovan and Larry, and sister Naomi Hammes. No services. Donations suggested to Kailua High School Alumni Association, Attn: Tia Bourke, P.O. Box 1221, Kailua, HI 96734.

Kehaulani Louise Kawelo Mayo, 29, of Waipahu died last Sunday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Mark; daughters Jennifer and Amanda; son Ashton; mother Caroline Keliihoomalu; father Vincent Hilongo; grandmother Dorothy Martinez; brothers Kaimi Hilongo, Wayne, Glenn and Maj. Douglas Nomura and sister Shirley Doctor. Services: noon Tuesday at 68-603 Crozier Drive, Mokuleia. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Noboru Nakanishi, 86, of Kula, a vegetable farmer, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Kula. He is survived by wife Tsuyako Fujii; son Paul T.; daughter Frances Fujita; sister Sueko Narimatsu; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No wreaths.

Doroteo "David" Pitoy, 74, of Hilo, a retired cook for the former Hilo Hospital and the Hawaii National Guard, died Monday in the Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahoa. He is survived by wife Annie Rose Iwlani Pitoy; daughters Paula Kanoelehua Goldstein, Sarah Kelaukila Carter, Phyllis Iwalani Pitoy, Peggy Keala Pitoy-Schmedes and Leah Kuuleimomi Ogden; sons Michael Dane Kuulani and Norman Kalei; sisters Josephine Bolos, Lourdes Brown and Rose Palisbo; brother Ben; hanai brother John "Ikong" Bonocan; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial to follow at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2. Casual attire.

Jayne B. Sheldon, 79, of Kapolei, a retired secretary for the U.S. government, died Wednesday. She was born in Oakfield, N.Y. She is survived by Ahuna "Uncle Beau" Jr.; son John Chudy; sisters Helen Stakowski, Stephanie Schmader, Mary Gawilk, Martha Tobne and Pauline Zybeck; brothers Joseph Wiktor, Stephen Frank and Edwin Yanik. Services: 7:30 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Madeline Awaalia Mahoe Vasconcellos, 84, of Honolulu, a co-owner of Tropical Welding Co., died last Sunday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ernest W.K. "Jojo" Sr., Walter J.; daughters Mapuana "Queenie" Freitas, Stephanie Henderson and Patricia Kaichi; brother Charles K. Mahoe Sr.; 18 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Won Yill Whang, 92, of Mililani, a plant physiologist for the Dole Company, died May 21. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Raymond S.C., Edmund S.M., and Delwyn W.Y.; sister Elizabeth Tseu and three grandchildren. Private services held.

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