Saturday, November 6, 1999

Xerox massacre

Church’s memorial service
tomorrow to ‘help heal the
hurt and wounds’

By Susan Kreifels


When the Rev. Richard Matsushita visited schoolchildren after the Xerox shootings on Tuesday, he saw sadness and questions in their faces.

"If children were hurting, how many more people in the community?" he asked. "We needed to do something positive to help heal the hurt and wounds."

So Trinity United Methodist Church is holding a memorial service tomorrow for the seven people killed at the Xerox building and their families.

Prayers will be given as well for the family of the man accused of shooting them.

Matsushita said he "saw pain in the face" of Hiro Uyesugi, father of Byran K. Uyesugi, who pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of murdering the seven men. Matsushita called the Uyesugi family to tell them they would not be forgotten, and said Uyesugi's brother Dennis "expressed real appreciation. I know they are hurting."

The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Pearl City church at 1716 Komo Mai Drive.

Funeral services for at least four victims have been set.

Services for Melvin W.T. Lee, 58, will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 1:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Services for Peter Brent Mark, 46, of Honolulu are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Maunalua Bay Beach Park in Hawaii Kai. Ashes will be scattered following the ceremony. Aloha attire. Mark is survived by his wife Karen; two children; sisters Tammy Yee, Holly Mulvaney, Tatiana Harrison and Laurie Provost; brothers Mark and David Monroe; mother Marion Monroe; stepfather Don Monroe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Jason C. Balatico, 33, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial will be at Valley of the Temples.

Services for Ronald K. Kawamae, 54, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m.

Xerox Massacre

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