JOSE UMALI HIPOLITO SR., 88, of Honolulu, died March 14, 2000. Born in the Philippines. Survived by wife, Pacita Reyes; son, Jose Jr.; daughters, Carmen, Remedios, Milagros Baltazar and Melissa; grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
BERNICE LOW MEDEIROS, 68, of Mililani, died April 3, 2000. Born in Honolulu. A bus driver retired from the state Department of Transportation. Survived by husband, George; daughter, Georgia Campbell; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brothers, Edward and Richard Oreta; sisters, Rufina Felix and Shirley Kikau. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, service 7 p.m.; graveside service 9 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
CHARLES NAOSHI MITSUNAGA, 77, of Honolulu, died April 5, 2000. Born in Honolulu. A livestock inspector retired from the state Department of Agriculture. Survived by wife, Joyce; son, Rex; brothers, Kenneth and James; sisters, Mildred Mitsunaga and Elsie Igarashi; two grandchildren. Service 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
ELLEN ELENA KEKOA OWENS, 65, of Hilo, Hawaii, died April 2, 2000. Born in Waiohinu, Hawaii. A member of Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna and Halau Ha‘a Keo O Akala. Survived by daughters, Donna Owens, Vanessa Owens-Sarme and Valerie Akau; sons, Donald Scoggins and Nelson Owens; brother, Albert Kekoa; sisters, Harriett Caseria and Eva Kekoa; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo, service 7 p.m. Casual attire.
WESLEY “BUD” THOMAS SHOCKLEY, 74, of Ewa Beach, died April 1, 2000. Born in Darlington, Wis. Retired as a Navy chief boatswain mate; member of Iroquois Point Yacht Club. Survived by wife, Bella; sons, Wesley Shockley Jr., Caesar and Arthur Pascual; daughters, Brenda McMullen, Georgia Woolwine, Charlotte Harris and Rita Edgar; 24 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Mass 12:30 p.m.; committal service 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
SHIGEO TANOUYE, 84, of Hilo, Hawaii, died April 5, 2000. Born in Hilo. A member of Club 100. Survived by son, Leighton; daughters, Beverley Oshiba and Suellen Tanoue; brothers, Harold, Shigeru and Hiroshi; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
BERNARD KEISO TOKUNAGA, 59, of Wailuku, Maui, died March 29, 2000. Born in Wailuku. Principal of Baldwin High School. Survived by wife, Eileen; daughters, Bernice Takahata, Angela Kunioka, Tina and Celeste Isaacs; four grandchildren; mother, Dorothy; brothers, Alan, Kenneth and Greg; sister, Gerry Scott. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
NOREN PUOAKAUALII “BRADDAH” VICTOR, 48, of Kaalaea, Oahu, died April 7, 2000. Born in Honolulu. A paniolo. Survived by wife, Anna Makaula-Victor; mother, Lily “Pua” Kawelo-Victor; father, George Victor; daughter, Kahelelani; sons, Ikaika and Keaka; hanai son, Victor Miranda; hanai daughter, Brandi Miranda; sister, Nora Lee Navarro; brother, Ernesto Navarro; hanai mother, Pearl Kamaile Featheran; hanai brothers, Brian, Stuart and Curtis Featheran, Kanoe Camacho and Greg Austin; hanai sisters, Barbra Austin, Valerie Camacho, Sue Featheran and Rene Featheran. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary, service 11:15 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Cemetery. Casual attire.
BECKY R. WRIGHT, 74, of Honolulu, died April 5, 2000. A retired nurse’s aide. Survived by her ohana; three grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
FUSAE “ETHEL” YAMASHITA, 81, of Waimanalo, died March 25, 2000. Survived by son, Norman; daughters, Florence Miyata, Miriam Uehara and Caroline Chong; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
Joel Trapido, who helped found the University of Hawaii department of drama and theater, died Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 87.
Trapido was born in Newark, N.J., and earned a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1942. He moved to Hawaii and established himself as a pioneer in the local theater.
He was a University of Hawaii professor who helped create the drama and theater department, where he served as chairman. He retired from the university in 1977 after 34 years of service.
He also was a member of the Friends of Kennedy Theatre and Friends Manoa Valley Theatre, and past president and member of Friends of the Ballet.
He served as a technical consultant for the Waikiki Shell, Blaisdell Concert Hall and the Leeward Community College Theatre.
Trapido is survived by his daughters Jean Trapido-Rosenthal and Barbara Trapido-Lurie.
Visitation 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at Temple Emanu-El; memorial service 11 a.m.; private inurnment.
TIMOTHY BENNETT, 46, of Honolulu, died April 4, 2000. Born in Winston-Salem, N.C. United Airlines customer service representative. Survived by companion, Yutaka Kakuda. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Casual attire.
DUNCAN CASTRO SR., 47, of Keaau, Hawaii, died April 4, 2000. Born in Honolulu. Automobile mechanic. Survived by companion, Debra Ravey; sons, James, Duncan Jr. and Frank; daughters, Lashay Parilla and Kanani; hanai daughters, Debra Ann and Tommie Ravey; stepsons, Joseph, Pono and Robert; mother, Christine; brothers, Franklin, Roy and Larry; sisters, Lillian, Christine Antolin, Shirley Kaaumoana, Doris Paakaula and Nora Ward; hanai father, Charles Chung Jr.; hanai brothers, Charles Chung III and Gerald Chung; hanai sister, Janice Chung; three grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at Puna Seventh-day Adventist Church, Kaloli and 18th Avenue, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Keaau; memorial service noon. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
JOSEPH WILLIAM CHOY, of Honolulu, died April 5, 2000. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Carol; sons, Patrick, Matthew and James; grandchildren, Nathan and Joseph; sisters, Minnie Lau and Carol Ann Choy. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary; services noon. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ALBERT QUINONES CORPMAN, 42, of Kaneohe, died March 28, 2000. Born in Honolulu. Former Young Laundry employee. Survived by son, Albert; sisters, Dorothea Santos, Carolyn Hesia, Gloria Santana, Helen Chamberlain, Alice Kaida and Virginia; brother, Frank Santana. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Burial noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
ETHEL TOSHIYO HIRATA, 92, of Honolulu, died March 31, 2000. Retired bookkeeper. Survived by brothers, Motoharu and Hideo Nakayama; sister, Martha Nakamura. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary.
SHOJI KATAYAMA, 73, of Honolulu, died April 5, 2000. Born in Honolulu. Retired mason. Survived by sisters, Ruth Goo, Alice Migita, Kathy Burn and Beatrice Bennett; brothers, Seichi, Harry, George, Takeshi and Yoshio. Private services held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
RICHARD ALLISON LESNETT, 77, of Hilo, Hawaii, died March 28, 2000. Born in Bridgeville, Pa. Retired salesperson. Survived by son, Theodore; brothers, Dean and Grayson “Tony”; sister, Martha “Polly” Gendt; three grandchildren. Graveside memorial service 3 p.m. Thursday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
ELIZABETH MAKAHONU MARTIN, 78, of Pearl city, died April 5, 2000. Born in Hamakua, Hawaii. Church of God in Christ, Hawaii, first lady. Survived by husband, Bishop Paul; son, Lowrey Kim; daughters, Elizabeth Chang, Dawn Acuesta, Myrna Jones, Elizabeth Malone, Leila Ulufale and E.P. Van; brothers, Richard and Henry Kahalewai, Artemus, and Solomon and Abraham Naone; sisters, Abigail Kahalewai, Jessie Cavaco and Maryann Johnson; 23 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Church of God in Christ, Center of Deliverance; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday at the center; service 11 a.m. Burial 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
ELLA K. MORRIS, 96, of Honolulu, formerly of Maui, died April 2, 2000. Born in Pukuilua, Hana, Maui. Survived by sons, Alexander and Edward; four grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; Mass 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. Inurnment later on Maui. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
SYLVIA PARDO NAKASHIMA, 61, of Honolulu, died April 6, 2000. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria. Retired private secretary. Survived by husband, Henry; sons, Robert Snow Jr. and Jason and Kim Nakashima; brother, Felix Pardo. Visitation 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service noon. Private service at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers; donations to St. Francis Hospice. Casual attire.
JACK GENICHI NOSAKA, 80, of Kailua, died April 5, 2000. Born in Honolulu. Retired Quality Resort Management Inc. Realtor. Survived by wife, Haru; sons, Leroy and Daniel; daughters, Cynthia Gastiny and Carol Ann Naone; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Charles, Raymond and Seichi; sister, Teruko Akizuki. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
FLORENCE KIYOKO OKUHARA, 76, of Honolulu, died March 26, 2000. Retired Hilton Hawaiian Village housekeeping supervisor. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Steven and Clyde; daughters, Lorraine Ashimine, Karen Kubota and Lynn Okumura; brothers, Masei Chinen, James Oshiro and William Chinen; sisters, Joyce Nakasato and Alice Ono; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
SARAH KAAUWAI OLIVER, 86, of Kamuela, died April 4, 2000. Retired taxi driver. Survived by sons, William, Daniel and Manuel; daughters, Martha Sampaio, Betty Capuano and Lei Schlemmer; brothers, Simeon Kaauwai and Alexander Parker; sisters, Maria Kauhane and Pansy Perreira; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire.
ALEJANDRO SOLIVAN RAMOS, 88, of Waianae, died March 27, 2000. Born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Kuakini Medical Center. Survived by wife, Lucita; daughters, Lucilyn Rodrigues and Lucille Alferez; sisters, Florence DeGracia and Irene Deleon; three grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary; service 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.