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Obituaries
Thursday, January 16, 2003


Gladys Brandt
'Honey' Ho



David Ryan Kaahakiule Ayat, 27, of Waipahu, died Jan. 6 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents John P.K. Ayat and Lynnette Rhoads-Ayat; brothers Patrick, Justin and J. Donavan; and grandparents Nattie Rhoads and John K. Ayat. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. No flowers.

Bong Ju Chong, 89, of Honolulu, died Saturday in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Korea. He is survived by wife Kyom Duk; sons Kang In, Kam Soon and Kil Nam; daughters Jin Na Sato and Un Ja Chong; and six grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Pius X Church, 2821 Lowrey Ave. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Mario Antonio D'Avirro, 87, of Ohio, formerly of Kailua, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II, died Oct. 21. He was born in Italy. He is survived by sons Nicholas, David and Michael; daughters Kathleen Fry and Debra A. D'Avirro; brother Domenic; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Kailua. Services: 2 p.m. at the committal court in National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Private scattering of ashes. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Foundation for American Veterans Inc., 39500 Fourteen Mile Road, Suite 201, Walled Lake, MI 48390.

David Lloyd Durling, 54, of Kalaoa, Hawaii, a Vista Restaurant cook at Kona Country Club, died Dec. 31 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Redwood City, Calif. He is survived by wife Soni M.J. Edwards. Private services.

Harold Stephen Edwards, 83, of Honolulu, a retired state government accountant, died Jan. 7 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons James Edwards and Kirk Ferreira, daughter Joycelyn Kaanapu, brother Walter Edwards, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services held.

John H. Frey, 77, of Honolulu, died Jan. 8 in Honolulu. He was born in Switzerland. He is survived by companion Marjorie Wharton and sister Nelly Ledergerder. No services.

Harvey Jay Fuller, 73, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War and Vietnam War, died Sunday in Honolulu. He was born in Twin Falls, Idaho. He is survived by wife Lily; daughter Lillian Merritt; brothers Roy and Bob; sisters Ruby Burkett, Marcine Allen and Velta Andrews; and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Honolulu Christian Church. Aloha attire.

Michael Edward Gaffney Sr., 51, of Lahaina, a former counselor, died Dec. 29 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by son Michael E. Jr., daughter Tabeitha, sister Gail and brothers Robert and William. Services to be held in California.

Linda J. Goodspeed, 58, of Honolulu, died Jan. 7 in Honolulu. She was born in Washington, D.C. She is survived by son Sean; mother Yvonne Redmond; brothers Steve, Chris, Daniel and Sean; and a grandchild. Private services.

Jose Rafael Gutierrez-Martinez, 48, of Wahiawa, a Rosie's Cantina cook, died Dec. 31 in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Rafael Gutierrez-Montellano, Robert Gutierrez and Jose Gutierrez-Martinez; daughters Josline and Jaclyn Gutierrez-Martinez; mother Ana-Marie Martinez; brother Jorge Chavez; sister Jenny; companion Betty Sallas; and one grandchild. Private services.

Phillip Kawaiolena Hatori Jr., 81, of Kaneohe, died Sunday. He is also survived by stepfather Richard A. Goings Sr., brother Homer and sisters Margaret Colon, Phyllis Pahukoa and Bonnie Pamatigan. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Marian Sui Len Hew, 71, of Honolulu, died Saturday. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by sons Marken and Ryan, daughters Kendra Masunaga and Rona A. Young, brother Chester Ling, sisters Ruby Tom and Doris Wong, and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

George Izumi, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Art Craft Upholstery owner, died Jan. 3 in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son David, brother Rikio, sister Ellen Haseyama and a grandchild. Private services.

Ruth Y. Nakata Maurice, 78, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died last Thursday in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Larry and Bobby Otwell, daughter Georgia Patterson, sister Barbara Ota and brothers Kenneth and Napi Nakata. Private services.

Mildred Isabella Joseph Mayes, 49, of Pasadena, Calif., a homemaker, died Nov. 27 in California. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Jeffery; sons Calvin, Jeffery Jr. and Curtis; daughters Millicent, Shaunte, Jennifer and Chelsea; 11 brothers and sisters; and five grandchildren. Services: noon Jan. 25 at Pokai Bay. Comfortable attire. No flowers.

Hazel Teruko Murai, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Friday in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Lorraine Murai Mortimer, brother James Nakazawa, sisters May Nakazawa and Peggy Kuraya, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Geriatrics Education Fund at the University of Hawaii Foundation, Bachman Hall annex.

James Noboru Noji, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Ford Island Public Work Center employee, died Jan. 6 in the Spark Matsunaga Center for Aging. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Agnes H., daughters Carolyn Kurihara and Judith Murai, and a grandchild. Private services.

Mylo Kehaulani Oili Laa-O'Brien, infant son of Daniel "Kehau" O'Brien Jr. and Chastity Oili Laa, of Kailua, died Jan. 4 in Kapiolani Medical Center. He is also survived by brother Kalauokekoa Oili Laa-O'Brien; grandparents Bobbi Beter-Moses, Daniel O'Brien and Laura and Vernon Perreira; and great-grandparents Marion O'Brien and Margaret and Alan Manosa. Private services.

Aiko Okada, 75, of Kaneohe, died Jan. 8. She is also survived by four grandchildren. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Aileen Kam Pang, 87, of Honolulu, a retired insurance office manager, died last Thursday. She is survived by sons Gordon, Gaylord, Gerald and Geoffrey; daughters Carol Leong and Clarice Chung; sisters Evelyn Murakami and Mollie Ke; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Laureano Tagabuan Pasion, 77, of Lacey, Wash., a retired Bank of Hawaii and Aloha Stadium employee, died Jan. 3 at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Demetria G.; sons Boni, Francis, Greg and Gil; daughters Belen Madamba, Carna Diaz, Delia Toner and Emilda Marcelino; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Erma Jean Ornellas Rodrigues, 58, of Waianae, a patele maker, died Saturday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Theresa A. Moniz; brothers George and Walter "Fats" Moniz and Pio Villegas Jr.; sisters Diane Medeiros and Virginia Domligan; companion Frederick Paishon Jr.; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a hanai grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Lualualei Beach Park. For more information, call 696-5296.

Magdalena "Maggie" Dela Cerna Sebetich, 79, of Mililani, a retired warehouse supervisor for the former Wigwam stores, died Jan. 7 in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Steve; sons Ronald and Steve; daughters Lorraine Boner, Stephanie Garcia and Leonora "Tweety" Babino; brothers Larry Dela Cerna and Cleto Heloca; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Chin Sng, 48, of Honolulu, died last Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Singapore. He is survived by brother Sng C. San, sisters Sng G. Lin and Sng G. Hiong, and hanai brother Don D. Barlow. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Waikiki. Call after 8:30 a.m.

Shay Yee Tam, also known as Chock Inn Tam, 97, of Honolulu, a Mun Lun School Chinese language teacher, died Jan. 4 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in China. He is survived by son Harvey; daughters Joan Ho, Eva Yuen, Beatrice Chun, Marcella Omonaka and Marilyn Miyamoto; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Wayne "Tsuki" Kaohi Tsukiyama, 67, of Honolulu, died Saturday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Genevieve "Jenny"; sons Wendell, Wayson and Wayden; daughters Wanette "Wai" Souza and Wanda Tsukiyama; brothers Nathan "Keala" and Hazlette Tsukiyama and Ainsley Paki; sisters Callie "Emichan" Young, Hope "Tweet" Kim, Honey Wong, Carlette Gonzales, Emress Ann Matsumoto; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 3:30 p.m. Visitation: 11:30-12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shoichi Umeda, 95, of Honolulu, a retired tailor for the former Liberty House, died Jan. 7 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Japan. He is survived by sons Clarence, Roy H. and Michael; daughters Jean Tokita, Caroline Grathwohl, Elaine Umeda and Irene DuBoyce; brothers Hiroto and Tommy; sisters Hilda Umeda, Betty Yamasaki, Thelma Mitsuyoshi and Phyllis Shibuya; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mitsuyo Usui, 88, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a Kona Hospital cafeteria assistant, died Dec. 19 in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in Honalo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Russell and Sidney, daughter Velma and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Central Kona Union Church. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rose Kahilipualoke Kealoha Uwekoolani, 80, of Kanaio, Maui, formerly of Haiku, Maui, a retired M. Yamamura and Sons field laborer, died Friday at Kula Hospital. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons John Jr., Melvin, Wilfred and Stanley; daughters Cynthia Yap and Pamela Villiarimo; brother Paul Kealoha; sisters Mary A. Kahalehoe, Helen Young-Hu and Sarah Nikaido; 27 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.



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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