Marie Bertrand, 96, of Lihue, a homemaker, died May 22 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son John, brothers Lucas and Albert Rapozo, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery.

Frank N. Dolim, 85, of Honolulu, a retired businessman, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Harriet; sons Charles and Patrick; daughters Frances Dolim, Phyllis Savio, Kathleen Bow and Mary Houar; brothers James, George and John "Jack"; and 12 grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bibiano Batangan Duldulao, 80, of Waipahu, died May 8 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in San Nichols, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Simeona C., sons Teofilo C. and Nestor C., daughters Segunda C. Duldulao and Petra D. Menor, sister Petra Campos and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Richard Kenji Fujimoto, 63, of Aiea, died May 21 at home. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Joyce M., son Dane K., daughter Dawn M. Fujimoto-Redoble, brothers Sadao and Kenneth, and sisters Dorothy Okumura and Irene Maeda. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jeanne D. Kyle, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Punahou School secretary, died Tuesday in Hale Ho Aloha. She was born in Cleveland. She is survived by son Thomas G., daughter Barbara Kautz, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. Aloha attire.

Frank Ramos Sr., 80, of Honolulu, a retired civil service machinist, died May 15 in Las Vegas. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Frank Jr.; daughter Priscilla Vasconcellos; brother Richard; sisters Eleanor Rezentes, Vivian Martin and Rose Ramos; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 800 Kaheka St. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Toshiko Sato, 98, of Wailuku, a homemaker, died May 22 in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Kipahulu, Maui. She is survived by sons Iwao, Tommy M. and Masaji; daughters Fumie Hanada, Yoshie Ihara, Terumi Jichaku and Mitsuko A. Yoshizawa; a sister; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Stanley Katsumi Shiraishi, 94, of Aiea, a retired Gas Co. senior meter reader, died May 18. He was born in Hanalei, Kauai. He is survived by sons LeRoy M. and Donald H., daughters Barbara K. Kagan and Leatrice Y. Yamamoto, three grandchildren and a hanai grandchild. Private services.

Theodore Toshiichi Takai Sr., 86, of Honolulu, died Sunday at home. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 10 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Gunji Taketa, 97, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed painting contractor, died May 22 in Liliha Health Care Center. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by sons Walter and Francis; daughters Nancy Hiu, Edna Ching and Lily T. Taketa; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Winona "Nona" Roselani Tanaka, 72, of Waimanalo, a retired Kaimuki Christian School assistant teacher, died last Friday in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband the Rev. Robert T. Jr.; sons Robert III, Reginald, Raymond and Roy; daughters Roselani LeBlanc, Ruth Cullen and Robyn Crowder; brothers David Kuhia and William, Joseph and Harry Hosea; sisters Mildred Alana, Vivian Krzyska, Louise Nawatani and Eva Agena; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7:15 p.m. Wednesday and 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Sam Y. Uyehara, 74, of Aiea, a retired truck driver for Sam's Trucking, died May 19 in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Alice S.; sons Sidney and Sherman; and sisters Masako Shimabuku, Yaeko Ginoza and Corrine Costigan. Private services.

Thomas Yasunobu Yamabe, 78, of Honolulu, a retired accountant, died May 21. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gloria, sons Miles and Mark, and two grandchildren. Private services.


Linda Mabalot, filmmaker who founded the Asian Pacific Film and Video Festival and helped the careers of Asian-American directors as head of a nonprofit media production and advocacy firm, died May 19. She was 49.

She had been battling cancer.

She joined the nonprofit group, Visual Communications, in 1977 and was named executive director in 1985. One of her main goals was to encourage Asian-American filmmakers to tell their stories. She created the film festival, which began in collaboration with the UCLA film department, in 1984. One of the largest showcases of Asian and Asian-American filmmaking in the country, the festival, held at several sites around Los Angeles, drew 10,000 people over seven days in early May.

The group also sponsored such filmmakers as Justin Lin, who directed this year's social satire about Asian-American teens, "Better Luck Tomorrow."

In addition to Lin, Mabalot helped nurture new filmmakers including Gene Cajayon and Eric Byler.

Mabalot joined other artists and filmmakers in the late 1970s to direct and produce a documentary titled "Manong," which focused on Filipino-American farm workers in California.

Her other projects included "Planting Roots: A Pictorial History of Filipinos in California," "Moving the Image" and "Hiroshima 20 Years Later."

You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
The index, which goes back several decades,
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