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Obituaries
Saturday, June 9, 2001


Frank James Costa, 84, of Makawao, Maui will be remembered in services 1 p.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples. Call after 11 a.m. Inurnment: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Thursday.

Tom Ducharme, 70, of Molokai, formerly of Seattle, died Sunday. He was born in Redlake Falls, Minn. He is survived by sister Joy Wood. Services at a later date.

Edward "Eddie" Masaichi Fukada, 80, of Kailua, a retired land appraiser for the city Land Division, died Monday. He was also a Military Intelligence Service veteran. He was born in Hawi, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elaine Y.; sons Edward M., Dale S. and Brian A.; brother Kenneth K.; sister Bernice F. Komori and six grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Joseph Edward Kaufman, 94, of Honolulu, an attorney, died Thursday at home. He is survived by wife Zelda, children Carol Kozlovich and Stephen Kaufman, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Thursday in the sanctuary at Temple Emanu-El.

Yoichi "Duke" Kawano, 79, of Kihei, a retired industrial relations director at Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co., died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was also a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Lorraine Y.; sons Clifford Y., Kelsey T. and Brian N.; daughters Elaine E. Tamaye and May S. McCabe; brothers Masato and Kenji and four grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Kahului Jodo Mission. Reception to follow. No flowers.

Robert Koon Hoo Lee, 92, of Honolulu will be remembered in services 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Randolph Rodriguez, 45, of Honolulu, an information operator at Honolulu Airport, died May 31 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He is survived by wife Becky, sons Branden P. and Randy D.S., mother Violet Wadkins, stepfather Gerald Wadkins, brother Peter and grandparents Ismael and Lisa Flores. Private services.

Philip William Seril, 51, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Monterey, Calif., a former manager for Fleet Specialist, died Sunday at home. He was also a dispatcher for the Cal Pro Trucking Co. in Salinas, Calif. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Jane A. Jenkins, brother Gary, fiancee Christine Walla, stepbrothers Ronnie and Lee, and stepsister Dorette Ackerman. Private services and scattering of ashes at sea at a later date.

Mamoru "Mamo" Shimizu, 75, of Kula, Maui, was born in Kula. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Frances Lily Sweeney, 76, of Honolulu died Wednesday. She was born in Kalaupapa, Molokai. She is survived by hanai daughter Cathy Otaguro and hanai brothers Charlie Otaguro and David "Kapu" Kaiapoepoe. Services: 10:30 a.m. today in the Ohana Room at Hale Po'ai, 1001 N. School St. Casual attire. Private scattering of ashes.

Gail Kazuko Vernon, 54, of Waipahu died Thursday. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Walter, sons Michael and Jonathan, parents Kamekichi and Kameko Miyashiro, brothers Allen and James Miyashiro, and sister Judy Moyer. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Melinda Alvarado Yasui, 44, of Pearl City, a retired case manager at Susannah Wesley Community Center, died last Saturday. She was born in Cagayan, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Ronald, sons Marvinrae and Reynaldo Jr., daughters Michelle and Vrenelli, father Jose Sacapolo and mother Serapio Sacapolo. Memorial services: 6:30 tonight at Harris United Methodist Church. Call after 5:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Elk's Club Waikiki. Casual attire. No flowers.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/education/hcc/library/hiindex.html
The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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