Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Tsukao Ashihara, 84, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired welder with the former J.M. Tanaka Construction Co., died Thursday in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Eric and Wayne; daughters Judith McGraw and Gwen Choy; and seven grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Kona Hongwanji Mission. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Abraham "Abe" P. Barcelona, 75, of Ewa Beach died Thursday. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Rosalie; daughter Katherine; brothers Jose "Sonny" and Daniel; and sister Consuelo Casey. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Waipahu United Church of Christ. Call after 3 p.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Dorothy Louise Beck, 71, of Hilo died Tuesday at home. She was born in Cleveland. She is survived by sons Robert and Curtis; daughter Debra Candow; sister Geraldine Chalfa; and five grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Vivencio "Benny" Bio Jr., 31, of Maui, a carpenter, died Saturday in Maalaea, Maui. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by companion Sherelle "Uilani" Keanini; son Vivencio "Benny" III; daughter Brittney L.K.; father Vivencio; mother Efigenia "Penny" Cabebe; brothers Elmer C., Glenn and Edward; sister Laura Mae Cabebe Bio Jones; stepbrother Adrian "Benjo"; and grandparents Urbano and Marcela Bio and Dolores Ciubal Cabebe. Services: 6-9 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park.

Lionel Vernon Duponte, 86, of Wailuku, a retired chief executive officer for Maui Island Tours, died Monday at home. He was born in Kona. He is survived by wife Eva; son Martin; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: Maui Veteran's Cemetery. Aloha attire. Memorial donations suggested to St. Anthony Grade School.

Charles "Charlie" Errol Espania, 57, of Pukalani, Maui, a chief master mechanic and journeyman welder for construction and welding companies, died June 18 at home under hospice care. He also worked for Royal Construction, Bacon Universal, Kiewit Pacific, Hood Construction, Fong Construction, HC&S and Carl's Welding. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Violet G; sons Charles Jr. and Lance; daughters Melissa Bonofiglio, Regina Sampson, Charmaine Kimoto and Kimberly Espania; brother Leroy; sisters Yolanda Patao, Shirley Cagasan, Stella Cordeiro and Deborah Souza; and six grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call from 6-9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Jeffrey Hauoli Foster, 45, of Makakilo, a welder at Marisco Ltd., died June 6 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter LeShell; sisters Allison Perez, Valerie Foster-Beaver, Natalie Honey Luana Lebeau, Diane Hatori and Minerva Foster; and brothers Glenn Lani Foster and Manasey Hatori. Committal services: 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

Geraldine Hawk, also known as "Haw'n" or "Marrotte," 54, of Wahiawa died June 17. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Carlton; sons Robert and Allan Sablan; daughter Joycelyn Pedro; father Lawrence Marrotte; brothers Dennis and Larry Marrotte; sister Gwen Marrotte; and five grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Doris Shinobu Imamura, 93, of Honolulu died June 17. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Edwin, Allen and Robert; daughter Susan Yoshi-oka; sister Bernice Kubota; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola St. Call after 6 p.m. Inurnment: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Violet Kaiulani Kaiawe, also known as "Aunty Mama," "Aunty Violet" or "Aunty Kaiu," 67, of Captain Cook, Hawaii died June 19 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kona. She is survived by brothers Richard "Dickie" and John; sisters Sophia Gomes, Mae Ellis and Eleanor Kaiawe; hanai sons Prentiss and Bobby Ellis, Charles, Joseph, Jason, Brandan and Wyatt Nahale, Melvin and McKinley Davis, Richard, Dwight and Dean Kaiawe, Lyle, Lance and Lincoln Gomes, Roy and Raleigh Freitas, Francis, Stanley, James, and primary caregiver John Fukushima, Capsun Poe, and Shonne and Dane Sasaki; and hanai daughters Irma Freitas, Lena Natividad, the Rev. Dolly Stevens, Debra Sasaki, Angeline Okimoto, Lani Ng, Jasmine Bledsoe, Velma Tanaka, Sonyamae Fukushima, Tammie Fukushima, Shawnamarie Gomes, Loren Gomes, Leesa Kam, Maediene Takaki, Joeliene Schutte and Naressa Blanco. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Friday at Central Kona Union Church in Kealakekua. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers and leis welcome.

Elva Oppelaar, 87, of New Port Richey, Fla., co-owner and manager of a florist shop in Paterson, N.J., died June 4. She was born in Paterson, N.J. She is survived by brother Thomas Little; daughter Alice Esch-mann; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Barbara E. Perry, 56, of Las Vegas, a former police officer with the Honolulu Police Department, died May 2. She was also a security officer at a Las Vegas casino. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by brother Edwin; and sister Hilda Souza. Memorial services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Stanley Yuji Shibuya, 82, of Pearl City, a retired supervisor from Young Brothers Ltd., died June 6. He was also a research technician with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Aiko; sons Joel and Leslie; daughter Patricia; sisters Elaine Oyadomari, Kiyoko Nakamura and Yaeko Kitagawa; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Juan Soza, 92, of Hilo and formerly of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired sugar mill worker for the former Hilo Coast Processing Sugar Plantation, died yesterday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Beatrice; daughters Mary Navor and Rosalinda Paiva; son Rudolpho Navor; and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Reynette Ainahauokalani Spencer Stevens, 38, of Laupahoehoe Mauka, Hawaii will be remembered in memorial services 6 p.m. Friday at Kamehameha Schools Chapel. Call after 5 p.m. The family provided incorrect information for an obituary correction yesterday.

Henry Shigeto Takayama, 71, of Honolulu died June 12. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Matsuji, Vernon, Paul and Eugene; and sisters Nancy Nakagaki, Sally Kojo, Esther Uno, Doris Steagall, Diana Takayama and Lauara Feinerman. Private inurnment.

Tamotsu Takekawa, 79, of Kailua, a retired fiscal officer/accountant for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, died June 10. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Margaret H.; sons Paul S. and Mark N.; and sisters Tsuruko Goto and Mitsuko Takekawa. Private services.

Fumiko Teshima, 88, of Lahaina, a retired housekeeper at Kaanapali Beach Hotel, died June 3 in Kula Hospital. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Allen; daughters Jean Tengan and Patricia Akiyama; brother Tetsuyuki Nakamoto; sisters Ruth Yamada and June Randall; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park.

Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Tully, 98, of Hilo died Monday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Peters-wald, Austria. She is survived by hanai granddaughter Janet Iokepa. Scattering of ashes on Mauna Kea.

Kunio "Kuni" Yokoyama, 82, of Kona, a cattle rancher, died June 19 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kona. He is survived by brothers Roy and Kazuo; and sisters Ruth Nakano and Gladys Fukumitsu. Private services.

Larry "Toe" Yoshito Yoshimura, 80, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance supervisor for the state Department of Accounting and General Services, died June 16 in Las Vegas. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Mae M.; daughter Lorena "Lorey" Yoshimura-Landry; sons Gordon L. and Robert L.K.; brothers Kenneth and Richard; sisters Tatsumi Koga, Jean Y. Uyehara and Fumiko Naito; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary-East Chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Darlene V. Ziegler, 60, of Honolulu, a retired food service director, died yesterday in Honolulu. She was born in South Bend, Ind. She is survived by daughters June Anders and Rebecca Bussey; sons Gregory ZseDenny and Danny, Doug and Todd Ziegler; sister Lisa Roberts; and 16 grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Palm Beach Baptist Church, American Cancer Society and/or Cystic Fibrosis.

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