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Friday, March 24, 2000

Leo J.A. and Edna L.O. Berken, will be remembered in graveside services at 1 p.m. today at Kona Memorial Park. Burial to follow. Casual attire. Leo, 94, of Kailua-Kona, a self-employed mechanic, died Tuesday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Green Bay, Wis. Edna, 89, of Kailua-Kona, a retired bookkeeper, died Saturday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. They are survived by hanai son and caregiver Terry J. Lutterman and nephew Randy Grossmann. Edna is also survived by a sister Marian Grossmann.

Thelma K.G. Costa, 67, of Kona Paradise, Hawaii, a retired waitress at the Hukilau Restaurant in Hilo, died Monday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clarence Jr.; daughters Clarine and Terrie; hanai daughters and caregivers Tannie Ramos, Patsy Sabarre and Brenda Marion; hanai son William Bethea; sister Agatha Spriggs, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

James T. Kawamura, 86, of Honolulu, a retired senior vice president for Territorial Savings and Loan, died March 14 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Alden A.; daughter Anne A. Hedani; brothers Sunao Ise and Takeo, Wallace T. and Michael S. Kawamura; sister Yoneko Torikawa, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Giulia S. Komatsu, 71, of Kailua died Saturday in Kaneohe. She was born in Messina, Sicily. She is survived by husband William Y.; daughter Renee L. Gauthe; sister Maria Arakaki, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Jordon Lagadon, infant son of Nelson and Rose, died Feb. 23 in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Justin, and grandparents Damaso Lagadon and Larry and Su Ok. Private services.

Felisa F. Lucas, 81, of Kihei died Sunday at home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Bernard, Pablo Jr., Gregory, Octavio, Steven, Cornel and Carlton; daughters Veronica Mori and Mercedes Ogata; brother Buenaventura Capua, 31 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Corinne Lundgren, 64, of Honolulu, a programmer for a radio station, died March 16 at home. She is survived by cousin Dr. Kari Vitikainen. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu, 1822 Keeaumoku St. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Good Samaritan Fund, c/o 1822 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu 96822.

Justa V. Madamba, 86, of Lahaina, Maui died Monday in Hale Makua. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Narciso; sons William and Jose; daughters Mary Madamba and Judy Faustino; sister Antera Bernal, and eight grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at Maria Lanakila. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 to 10:15 a.m. April 1 at Borthwick/Norman's Chapel. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Benjamin Ramirez, 47, of Honolulu, a wholesale fisherman, died Jan. 4 in Honolulu. He was born in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by cousins David Loyd and Rosalina J. Damas. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Coral Queen Heeia Pier in Kaneohe. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Hitoshi "Harry" Saito, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Delta construction mechanic, died last Friday in St. Francis Hospice Ewa. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Alice; daughters Joylene Womack and Cheryl Hokama; brother John; daughters Akiko "Kay" Tomita, Edith Wakabayashi and Thelma Murakami, and two grandchildren. Private services.

William S. "Willie" Salave'a, 66, of Kahaluu and Pahoa, Hawaii died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. He is survived by wife Naomi; sons Montana, William Jr. and Allen; daughters Sandra Roy, Mamie Viritua and JulieAnne, Eve and Dorothy Salave'a; brothers Pila Patu and Tom and Sipi Salave'a Jr.; sisters Fa'aitu Samana, Fatu'iva Fuavai, Elizabeth Laolagi and Sina Siatu'u, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Gary H. Sato, 55, of Kaneohe, a sales representative for South Point Designs, died Feb. 24 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Delight; mother Yoshino, and brothers Allen, James, Clarence and Thomas. Private services.

Masami Shinseki, 83, of Honolulu and formerly of Lihue, Kauai, a retired supervisor for the Lihue Plantation Co., died March 5 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by sons Francis and Alan; daughters April Takashima and Anne Yamada, nine grandchildren and six great-grandsons. Services: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Matilda Silva, 74, of Honolulu died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Gordan, Manuel, John and Joseph, and sisters Violet Franquez, Sinney Ferreira and Blanche Silva. Private services.

Harry S. Toma, 82, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died March 12 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sadako; son Wayne Y.; daughters Frances M. Ginoza, Sharon S. Toma and Gail K. Sasaki; brothers Joichi, George and Joko Gushiken; sisters Fumiyo Akamine, June Oshiro and Jane Gushiken, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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