Earl Francis Benson
July 11, 2004
Earl Francis Benson, 67, of Honolulu, a former detective for the Honolulu Police Department and investigator for the city Prosecutor's Office, died in Kahuku. He was born in Hono- lulu. He is survived by wife Gloria; sons Martin K., Michael K. and McKenna I.; daughters Melissa P. Ginella and Melinda M. Benson-Murray; brothers Wayne and John; sisters Catherine Downey and Lois Reeves; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Sunday.

Stewart Kapapaheenaluopuakailima Boyd
July 13, 2004
Stewart Kapapaheenaluopuakailima "Stew" Boyd, 75, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel credit manager, died in Keaau. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Virginia; daughters Kristine Weber, Elizabeth Morell and Thereza Coughran; brother Thomas Cockett; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 4:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Winifred Smith Cockey
July 15, 2004
Winifred Smith "Win" Cockey, 90, of Honolulu, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Alleghany, Calif. She is survived by stepdaughter Suzanne Counts, five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Warren Tadashi Fujiwara
July 15, 2004
Warren Tadashi Fujiwara, 90, of Honolulu, a retired auto mechanic and carpenter in the construction industry, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waikapu, Maui. He is survived by wife Lillian T.; sons Lloyd I., Gary S. and Eric T.; daughters Sharon Y. Bramham, Nora K. Nakamura and Flora H. Isozaki; three stepchildren; half brother Akitoshi Wakabayashi; sisters Harue Abe and Shigeko E. Furukawa; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary printed Monday.

Katherine Helekahi
July 16, 2004
Katherine "Kay" Helekahi, 77, of Hana, Maui, a former Hotel Hana housekeeping supervisor, died at home. She was born in Hana. She is survived by sons Bratton, Benjamin Jr., Bradley, Floyd, John-John, Ranger and Lance; daughters Beverly Pu and Gloria, Bernadine and Emiko Helekahi; brothers John Ku and Samuel Kaikala; sisters Mabel Manrique, Kuulei Haina and Estella Rost; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Puuiki Cemetery in Hana. Casual attire.

Estil Dowell Hooper
July 18, 2004
Estil Dowell "John" Hooper, 74, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired U.S. Navy officer who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died at home. He was born in Mendon, Mo. He is survived by wife Judith; sons Jesse and James; daughters Carmen Holt, Rosanna Gali, Marie Alvarenga, Rebecca Martinez and Linda McIntyre; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Casual attire.

Clarence Masao Ishikawa
July 9, 2004
Clarence Masao Ishikawa, 51, of Kailua, an operating engineer, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kathy L.; brothers Calvin, Mike and Happy; and sisters Stephanie Murakoshi, Jean Tani and Dawn Smith. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Jack Tsuyoshi Kihara
July 14, 2004
Jack Tsuyoshi Kihara, 92, of Honolulu, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Richard "Aki," Kenneth H., Wayne S. and Leroy S.; daughters Barbie K. Kihara, Shirley E. Koga and Millie S. Kiyono; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire.

Andrew Cooper Lyons
July 13, 2004
Andrew Cooper Lyons, 76, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., a probation officer in Indiana and counselor at Oahu Correctional Center and the John Howard Association, died in Thousand Oaks. He also was executive secretary of the state Governor's Commission on Drug Abuse and a retired city Troubled Employees Program employee. He was born in Canton, Ohio. He is survived by wife Dianne, sons Michael and Timothy J., daughter Samantha, brother Samuel, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Alii Beach Park, next to Surf Center, in Haleiwa. Private ash ceremony.

Margaret T. Pestana
July 17, 2004
Margaret T. Pestana, 89, of Honolulu, died. She was born in Waihee, Maui. She is survived by sons Robert Sr., James W. and Patrick; daughter Shirley Silva; brothers Valentine, James and Patrick Texeira; sister Irene Eckart; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Mass: 1 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Call after noon. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Lawrence Sampaio
July 9, 2004
Lawrence "Tuna" Sampaio, 69, of Las Vegas, formerly of Pupukea, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eleanor; daughters Diane Rivera, Renee Brown, Laurie Sampaio, Dodi Guzman and Billie Nistal; brother Albert; sisters Dorothy McCumber, Mildred Holau, Thelma Anders, Margaret Makalii and Marie Nakachi; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Michael's Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Lambert Paul Shaw
July 18, 2004
Lambert Paul Shaw, 76, of Kailua, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. employee, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan, son Kirby, daughter Melanie Moore and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 800 Kaheka St. No flowers. No donations.

Pakini Tauaiga Taito
July 9, 2004
Pakini Tauaiga Taito, 55, of Honolulu, an Oahu Transit Services employee, died at home. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Lauren; sons Pakini J., David P. and Ranson; daughters Chantell E. Taito-Banks and Arianna Taito; mother Usumai; brother Tauaiga "Ila"; sisters Lei Masaniai and Elizabeth Lavatai; companion Filiae Tupua-Taito; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Ana Tuitupou
July 15, 2004
Ana Tuitupou, 60, of Honolulu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Faleloa, Haapai, Tonga. She is survived by husband Tevita; son Fusi Fuahala; daughters Kato Tatafu and Alisi Maei; brothers Hakiti and Saimone Mafi; sisters Amelia Pahulu, Vika Tupou, Siale Vake and Paea Mataele; and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tabernacle, 1560 S. Beretania St. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. tomorrow at the tabernacle. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

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