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Obituaries
Thursday, May 2, 2002


Betty Atsuko Asakura, 62, of Honolulu, a loan processor, died Saturday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Paul S. and Sean J., brother Ray I., sisters Helen K. Nojima and Faith S. Ono, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Harris United Methodist Church. Aloha attire. No flowers.

James "Jim" Edward Balat, 35, of Kapolei, a graduate assistant for the University of Hawaii History Department, died Sunday in Ewa Beach. He was born in Dover, Del. He is survived by mother Lorna, brother Gregory, sisters Deborah Burdeen and Ann Gasperini, and fiancee Joann Shen. Private services. Donations suggested to the UH library system.

Sara A. Boutwell, 76, of Kaneohe, a retired lab technician and U.S. Air Force veteran, died April 19 in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Greenville, Ala. She is survived by sister Margrace Ladd. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Francis Xavier Conlon, 84, of Honolulu, a U.S. Air Force veteran, died Sunday in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Manchester, Mass. He is survived by son Thomas, daughters Judith Donnelly and Suzanne Conlon, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Eleanor May Flack, 89, of Honolulu, a movie actress and theater owner, died yesterday. She was born in Mississippi. She is survived by son Bradford A. and daughter Meghan H. Flack-Donavan. Private services.

Gabriel Gandall, 79, of Wailuku, a retired bus driver and U.S. Army World War II veteran, died last Thursday in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He is also survived by daughter Ginell Carreiro and two grandchildren. The mortuary provided incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Rosemary Aldora Gordon, 68, of Kailua-Kona, a paralegal, died April 21 in Honolulu. She was born in Walla Walla, Wash. She is survived by sons Randall and Ralph; and daughters Debra Young, Sandi Ficker, Mary Winstanley and Kagey Dahlquist. Private services.

Harriet Mitsuko Owan Aipa Grindley, 61, of Honolulu, a bookkeeper for Royal Development, died April 24. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Jonathan Isamu Aipa, daughter Jodie Ann Aipa-Kane, sister Doris Yoshinaka and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Anne Elizabeth Virginia Hamilton, 81, of Kalaoa, Kona, a retiree, died April 16 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Ontario, Canada. She is survived by son James; daughters Sandy Northam, Susan Hamilton and Sally Pontillo; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. May 11 at her home, 73-1311 Kaiminani St., Kalaoa, Kona.

Roderick L. Harvey, 84, of Seattle, formerly of Kailua, a retired U.S. Army World War II veteran, died Monday in Seattle. He was born in Peshastin, Wash. He is survived by wife Virginia; daughters Kay Cathcart, Judy Hatfield, Sharman Kincaid and Jo Anne Harvey-Waddell; and eight grandchildren. Memorial services to be held in Washington. Donations suggested to the local Alzheimer's chapter.

Tamae Imaoka, 89, of Waianae, died April 21. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Leslie and G.T., daughters Marion Imaoka and Eunice Laybon, sister Kiyono Kunitake, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Betsy Sayo Ito, 81, of Aiea, a retired barber, died April 14. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Calvin, daughters Harriet Lai and Charlene Sano, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Leslie Ann Kamer, 45, of Honolulu, died April 6 in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hollywood, Calif. She is survived by son Christian; daughter Leandra; mother Betty Corrales; brothers Richard, Arthur Jr. and John; and sisters Debra Garcia and Terese Caldararo. Memorial services: 12 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Vianney Church, Kailua. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Anna Buck Tao Lai, 59, of Honolulu, co-owner of Air Control Inc., died April 20 in Honolulu. She is also survived by daughters Daynee Krauss and Dahna Valdivia. The mortuary provided incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Nini Letuu, 27, of Mililani, died April 14. She was born in Western Samoa. She is survived by parents Falima and Faamaini Letuu Peo, eight brothers and three sisters. Private services.

Mary Kemp Maglalang, 81, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died Saturday in Ewa West. She was born in Manila. She is survived by sons Rene, Francis and Peter; daughters Violetta Becera, Mary Lou MacDonald, Susan Custodio and Marilen Duenas; hanai sister Aurea; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Private services held.

Timothy Olkeriil Minor, 65, of Mililani, died Monday in Ewa Beach. He was born in Palau. He is survived by mother Dirrainglai Meltel, a daughter, three sisters, two brothers and one grandson. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stephen Anthony Orsatelli, 56, of Lawai, Kauai, died Friday in Kuakini Hospital, Oahu. He was born in Lawai. He is survived by daughter Celeste Tabac; sisters Virginia Spence, Yvonne Kealoha, Mary Ephan, Lois Orsatelli and Donna Miller; companion Violeta Gabai; and one granddaughter. Memorial services: 12 p.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo. Call after 11 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Casual attire.

Fusako Quaid, 73, of Kailua, a homemaker, died Monday in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Wesley W., daughters Lisa and Tina, and sister Shizue Tonomura. Private services.

Norman Abraham Sapiro, 83, of Honolulu, died April 22 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Lynn, Mass. He is survived by wife Dora, daughter Linda, brother Louis and sister Janet Finkelstein. Private services.

Olive Schoenberg-Dole, 88, of Honolulu, a world-renowned amateur malacologist, marine photographer and author, died April 24. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Charles, daughter Karen Schoenberg, sons James and Cotta Schoenberg, sister Dorothy Beardmore, brother Dr. S. James Beardmore Greig and two grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes. Informal celebration of life: 4 p.m. today at the Waikiki Yacht Club. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Calvin Dennis Velasco, 46, of Waianae, died April 21. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Dorothy; sisters Yvonne Lum, Charlotte Meshane, Olga Jean Doi and Lori Ann; and brothers Norman and Clifford Velasco, Clayton Thoma and Curtis Noble. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Avon Choon Yin Yap, 78, of Honolulu, an American Mutual insurance agent, died Monday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by nieces Electa Sam and Celeste Ibara. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at the Community of Christ, Makiki, 1666 Mott-Smith Drive. Call after 3 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

George Seiichi Yasuda, 82, of Kailua, a retired electrician at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died April 22 in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jeanette U., sons Brian J. and Glenn S., daughter Angela K. Ratnayake, brother Chester W., eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private services.



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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