James Warren Apolo
June 21, 2004
James Warren "Boy" Apolo, 65, of Wailuku, a Maui Community College security guard, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Mariah L.; sons John M. Apolo and Michael Reinheimer; daughters Jamie and Corina Apolo, Peterice Kahahane, Joelyn Bonofiglio, Mona Dereas, Rene Sim and Janine L. Soberano; mother Angeline; brothers Harry, James "Kimo," David and Jacob Apolo and Albert "Bobo" Chock; sisters Matilda and Julie Apolo and Consuelo Gonsalves; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. Leis welcome.

Christopher Arola
June 17, 2004
Christopher "Chris" Arola, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard painter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Alberta P.; sons Glenn, James "JR" and Joshua; daughters Emily "Kiki" Hanuna, Madeline "Maddy" Williams and Joanne "Kanoe" and Olivia Arola; brother Joe; sisters Dolores Russell, Katherine Medeiros and Anita DeMotta; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10:15 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Pausto Badua
June 22, 2004
Pausto Badua, 102, of Hilo, a retired plantation laborer for the former Kohala Sugar Co., died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Bacnutan, La Union, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Alfred, Benjamin, Douglas, Jerry and Kenneth; daughters Rosaline "Linda" Tagaca and Shirley Pagatan; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Hawi, Kohala, Hawaii. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Anita Napua Ritarita Balbirona
June 24, 2004
Anita Napua Ritarita "Aning" Balbirona, 71, of Wahiawa, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband John; children Guy, Keoni, Desi "Honu" and Ki'ana; hanai son Darryl Naeole and Irwin Coff; brothers and sisters Rodney Ritarita, Pat Quitiquit, Donna Parra and Rebecca Refuerzo; and three grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Isikeli Ofa Fifita
June 25, 2004
Isikeli Ofa Fifita, 41, of Hono-lulu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Lupi; sons Tinitale, Soloasa and Samuela; daughters Fusi Fifita and Alisi; mother Alisi; brothers Iki, Saia, Kipi, Minoa and Amanaki; and sisters Lesili, Ana, Nauleo and Alisi. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Kilohana Methodist Church, 5829 Mahimahi St. Call after 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park.

Marilyn D. Haneberg
June 25, 2004
Marilyn D. Haneberg, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Punahou School French teacher, died at home. She was born in Bountiful, Utah. She is survived by brother Lloyd Davis and companion Rosemary Kent. Services: noon Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tabernacle, 1560 S. Beretania St. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to be held in Utah. Sunday attire. No flowers.

Wilfred Kala
June 26, 2004
Wilfred "Opala" Kala, 70, of Hana, Maui, a retired Hana Health Center maintenance employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kalaupapa, Molokai. He is survived by nephew William McWayne and niece Francine Ahuna. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment to be held at Puuiki Cemetery at a later date. Casual attire.

William Asapa Kahuhu Kala'i
June 26, 2004
William Asapa Kahuhu Kala'i, 81, of Waimanalo, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. supervisor, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beatrice; sons Renny "Boobie," Webster and Milton "Pettoe"; daughters Relda Palenapa and Davenie Kupau; brothers Daniel "Sonny," Francis "Ah Nee" and Richard "Dickie"; sisters Mary "Lono" Silva, Florence "Maile" Cavaco, Miriam "Maiau" Kula, Pearl Kalani, Blossom "Ala" Brown and Natalie "Melia" Passion; 33 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Friday at St. George Catholic Church, 41-1323 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Kazumi Keuma
June 25, 2004
Kazumi Keuma, 76, of Lihue, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by husband Donald; son Kyle Ching; hanai sons Haruki Masters and Curtis Jackson; brothers Harry and Clifton Oka; sisters Sachiko Mason, Ann Bellinger and Tomoe Oka; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Edward Isamu Kimoto
June 22, 2004
Edward Isamu Kimoto, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired Koga Service Station mechanic, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sayoko "Sally," son Edwin M., daughter Carol H. Masuda, brother Walter I., sister Hatsue Tao and five grandchildren. Private services.

Bernadette Kauilani Alapai Mahuiki
June 26, 2004
Bernadette Kauilani Alapai Mahuiki, 68, of Haena, Kauai, a Hanalei Plantation and Coco Palms employee, died. She was born in Haena. She is survived by husband Samson K. Sr.; sons Leslie Alapai and Samson Mahuiki Jr.; hanai son Kendall Struxness; daughter Cheryl Alapai; hanai daughters Leini and Lori Delima, Lisa Stone, LaniRae Lave and Sage and Joanna; brother Jacob Maka; hanai sister Auntie Vi and Debbie; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at North Shore Christian Church in Kilauea located at Kauai Christian Academy School, 4000 Kilauea Lighthouse Road. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

Miguela Mier
June 24, 2004
Miguela "Maggie" Mier, 86, of Makaweli, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. She was born in Makaweli. She is survived by sons George Somalpong and Richard Peralta, daughter Augustina Carballero, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine's Church in Kapaa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire.

Gordon Kele Kalawaia Morse
June 17, 2004
Gordon Kele Kalawaia Morse, 32, of Waianae, an iron worker, died. He was born in San Leandro, Calif. He is survived by son Gordon Jr., daughter Victoria, parents Jerry and Patricia, brother Harry and mother of children Michiko Joseph. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Waianae Protestant Church. Call after 9 a.m.

Tadashi Okuyama
June 12, 2004
Tadashi "Tody" Okuyama, 83, of Los Angeles, formerly of Maui, a retired Dupont Co. employee, died in Los Angeles. He was born in Waikapu, Maui. He is survived by daughters Gay Mori and Maylene Kreutzer; brother George; sisters Lillian Tada, Thelma Omiya, Mary Endo and Karen Shigano; and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. next Wednesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Reception to follow. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Elsie Chung Punohu
June 24, 2004
Elsie Chung Punohu, 84, of Kaneohe, a Washington Intermediate School cafeteria manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Neil, Alexander, Raymond and William; brothers Thomas and Raymond Chung; sisters Maria Lin and Julia Kim; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kaneohe. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Jared Puu Sr.
June 18, 2004
Jared Puu Sr., 80, of Honolulu, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by sons Eli and Junior Puu and Kuni Kapanui; daughters Geraldine, Rosie, Haunani and Lani Puu, Bobbie Castillo and Francine Cavaco; brothers Charles, George and Dacky; sisters Norah Adric and Ruth Leighton; 29 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Catherine Louise Stoughton
June 26, 2004
Catherine Louise "Katie" Stoughton, 76, of Kahana, Maui, a retired bookkeeper for a printing company, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Jack; children Linda, Jack Jr. and Clay Stoughton and Nancy Robinson; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services and interment to be held in Rose Hills, Whittier, Calif.

Masaichi Yafuso
June 18, 2004
Masaichi "Masa" Yafuso, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired state teacher, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Harriet; daughter Esther "Candy" Lucas; brothers Masao, Ronald and Harold; and sisters Kiyoko "Kay" Kagawa and Mitsuko "Mitsie" Nagaishi. Private services.

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