Saturday, November 24, 2001

Diane Young Galus / 1944-2001

'Lady of Love' Loyal Garner services set

Loyal Garner, also known as "Hawaii's Lady of Love," will be remembered in services 7:30 p.m. Monday at Kawaiahao Church.

Garner, 55, an entertainer, composer and musician, died Nov. 15 in Queen's Medical Center after a nearly two-year battle with colon cancer. She was born in Honolulu.

Garner, known for her Hawaiian ballads, and jazz and country songs, recorded numerous albums and performed throughout the world from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo. She received the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in both 1982 and 1993. More recently, she formed the group Local Divas along with performers Carole Kai, Melveen Leed and Nohelani Cypriano.

She is survived by family Janice Ukauka, Lisa Ukauka Kupau and Lanson Kupau; grandchildren Ashley, Lanson Boy and Janson Kupau; sister Alicia Smith; and brothers Kimo Garner and George Manu.

Call at Kawaiahao after 4:30 p.m. Monday. Burial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

"This One's for You, Loyal," a special tribute concert, will honor Garner 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel, Hawaii Ballroom. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Call 931-8178 for reservations.

Thomas Anthony Blasque, 78, of Waianae, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, died Nov. 15. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mary; son Thomas Jr.; daughters Mary Ann Daguio, Anita Kahaleoumi and Frances; sisters Rufina Dose, Eunice Erwin and Constance Silliado; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church, Waianae. Call 10 a.m. at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Judy Kaluaapana Furtado, 63, of Honolulu, a school bus driver for the state, died Nov. 15. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

William Kusuo Hamaguchi, 86, of Honolulu, a retired taxi driver for SIDA, died Nov. 16. He is survived by daughter Lorraine Kajioka; sons Melvin, Alec and Rodney; sisters Ayako Matsumoto and Joan Mukai; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Leilani Sweet Violet Brown Kimokeo Hughes, also known as Kuuleilani Hughes and Violet K. Hughes, 87, of Honolulu, a retired public school teacher, died Sunday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Thomas Honolulu, daughters Leialoha Kuulei and Claire, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 5-6 p.m. Friday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel. Call after 4 p.m. No flowers. Private inurnment services.

Masamu Koki, 78, of Wailuku, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, died yesterday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Leocadia; daughter Sue Ellen Bader; sons Clifford, Lawrence and Glenn; sisters Tsugiko Nishida, Sumie Sonoda and Alma; brothers Tsutomo, Kiyoki, Takeshi, Haru, Noboru and Wataru; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Reception to follow. Burial: 1 p.m. at Ka Home Maha Mau Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Sandra "Sandy" Loando, 57, of Hawaii Kai, owner of Hawaii Kai Realty, died Tuesday. She was born in Indiana. She is survived by husband Ronald, mother Bonnie Longwell, sons Dana and Adam, daughter Demetria, stepdaughter Gina, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Matsuko Matsumoto, 88, of Honolulu, a retired teacher for Royal School, died last Saturday. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sisters Chiyono Kurata and Mitsue Ikuta, and brother Goro Kinoshita. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mabel Sakakihara Matsunaga, 79, of Honolulu, a retired sales clerk for Walrich Drugs, died Wednesday. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband John Tohru; daughters Cheryl H. Terawaki, Marsha M. Watase and Aimee Y. Ogata; brother Herbert H. Sakakihara; sister Mary M. Turner; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Setsuko Matsuoka, 71, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired laundry worker for Kohala Hospital, died Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hawi. She is survived by husband Yaichi; son Cyril; daughters Naomi Brun, Leona Alatini and June Matsuoka-Bennison; brothers Masao, Hihuo and Tetsuo Yabuta; sister Natsuko "June" Gyotoku; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hawi Jodo Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Vina Lois "Sma" Miller, 54, of Honolulu, a retired airport security dispatcher for the Honolulu and Maui airports, died Tuesday in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William "Bill" C.; daughters Cheyenne, Momilani K. and Bridgett K.K.; brother David Silva; and sister Sharon Pierson. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Graveside services: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

John McKinley Kawaimaka Mokiao, 22, of Utah, formerly of Kahuku, died Nov. 15. He is survived by parents Raymond and Sharon; brother Isaac; sisters Sharay and Aubrie, and Rachael Napoleon; and grandparents Raymond and Annie, John and Joni Conklin, and Sharon Himmer. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Stake Center. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

James Kazuo Oshiro, 64, of Kapaa, Kauai, a mechanic, died Nov. 4. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Jane T. Taketa, Joyce C. Satsuda, Jessie H. Tsubaki and Jaye S. Kobashigawa. Private services.

Elizabeth Kalehua Phillips, 72, of Kahului, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hana. She is survived by sisters Mary K. Young, Susan Pine and Momi Caswell. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire.

Akiko Tasaki Takafuji, 85, of Aiea, a retired seamstress for Maluhia Hospital, died Wednesday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Aiea Plantation. She is survived by son Ernest T.; daughter June H.; brothers Tadashi and Harold; sisters Sally Matsumoto, Miriam Nishimoto, Janet Umeda, Edna Johnson and Melvina Nomura; and two granddaughters. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Inurnment: Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church.

Shane Kaaina Olayan Takeuchi, 24, of Pearl City, an auto detailer, died Nov. 19 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chanel Lara-Takeuchi; sons Shane and Kana Takeuchi-Jennings; mother Marika Tachera; brothers Alfred Shawn Tachera, Chance and Chaze Takeuchi, and Keoni and Manny Lara; and sister Makanalani Olayan. Services: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 7 p.m. Casual attire.

Mildred Kazuko Taniguchi, 62, of Hilo, a schoolteacher for Lapahoehoe High School, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sisters Doris Morita and Amy, three nieces and a nephew. Private services.

Lopati Robert Tanuvasa, 51, of Honolulu, formerly of San Diego, a chef, died Nov. 14 at home. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by son Robert; brothers Reno, Onosai Jr., Fola Aifua, and Watson; and sisters Malo Auelua, Sama Liufau, Kamako Faamatau and Nanipua White. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honolulu Hawaii Stake Tabernacle. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. No flowers.

Ellen Umikahanu Kulakauka Pakani Park Ventura, 80, of Waialua, a retired gardener for Pearl Harbor Navy Commissary, died Nov. 15. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by children Elaine "Ellie" Morton, Blossom Eveland, William "Clay" and Sherelle Park and Glenford; hanai son Nick Ronolo; brothers William Pakani and Rufino "Roy" Daano; sister Alani Ako; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire.

Marian Mitsuko Yanagihara, 74, of Honolulu, died Nov. 16 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by brothers Eichi and Tsuneo Kanemori, and sisters Masano Nekota and Betty Nagai. Private services.

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