IRVING HARRIS ROSEDALE, 84, of Heartfields, Va., died April 9, 2000. Born in Berkeley, Calif. A civil engineer retired from Caltex Oil Co. Survived by sons, David and Michael; daughter, Patrice Mengell; sister, Alva Koopmann; three grandchildren. Memorial service 1 p.m. today at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
RICHARD "SAM" SAMUELS, 62, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died April 26, 2000. Born in New York. A retired chief marine engineer. Survived by stepson, Mark Ramos; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Honolulu graveside service 1 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Puna memorial gathering 2 p.m. Saturday at his home, 15-2801 Ono St., Hawaiian Shores. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
ALFRED ALEXANDER SILVA JR., 71, of Honolulu, died April 26, 2000. Born in Honolulu. Executive vice president of Sentinel Silent Alarm Co. Survived by wife, Lehua; sons, Alfred and David; daughters, Cheryl DeMello and Colette Almeida; brother, Melvin; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary, service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
KATHERINE KAUPENA ISEKE SING, 99, of Kohala and Honolulu, died April 27, 2000. Born in North Kohala, Hawaii. Survived by son, Thomas Jr.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, service 12:45 p.m.; burial 1:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
TAKEO TAKAMATSU, 80, of Puhi, Kauai, died April 22, 2000. Born in Lihue, Kauai. Retired as a heavy equipment operator with Grove Farm Sugar Co. Survived by wife, Mitsue; daughter, Elaine; sister, Mildred Matsumoto. Private service held. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.
JANET S. TAKESHITA, 66, of Eleele, Kauai, died April 27, 2000. Survived by brother, Donald; sister, Ellen Asato. Visitation 3 p.m. Wednesday at Kauai Soto Zen Temple, Zenshuji, Hanapepe; service 4 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.
JEAN TERAMAE, 78, of Pearl City, died April 17, 2000. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by son, Steven Tamanaha; brothers, Bert and Tadao Kobayashi; sister, Yuriko Miyoshi; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.
NOBORU "MIKE" YOSHIDA, 83, of Honolulu, died April 21, 2000. Born in Waialua. Retired proprietor of Ala Wai Paintshop; also, a retired HECO foreman. Survived by wife, Mildred; sons, Brian and Clayton; brother, Jack; sisters, Dorothy Okada and Esther Haida; a grandson. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
RITA ANN ZIEBELL, 83, of Kailua, died April 27, 2000. Born in Des Moines, Iowa. Survived by sons, George, Mark and Mike; daughter, CyrAnn Castle; brother, Charles Cavanaugh; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
David Yount, UH physics and astronomy professor, dies
David Yount, a University of Hawaii physics and astronomy professor, former UH vice president and author of the best-selling book "Who Runs the University? The Politics of Higher Education in Hawaii, 1985-1992," died Thursday after suffering an apparent heart attack while playing tennis.
Yount, 64, was playing a second set at the Hawaii Tennis Academy in Aina Haina when he collapsed as he retrieved a ball, said his wife, Christel. In the past few years, the United States Tennis Association had ranked Yount one of the top Hawaii tennis players in the 60-and-over age group.
"He lived every day as if it were his last," Christel said. "I played tennis with him for 25 years and he played every set as best as he could. He lived his whole life like that. It’s incredible how complete his life is."
UH President Kenneth Mortimer yesterday called Yount "a highly respected researcher and teacher and a valued administrator who always worked in the best interests of the University of Hawaii."
Former UH President Albert Simone appointed Yount vice president for research and graduate education in January 1986. Ten years later, Yount was back teaching when he published "Who Runs the University?," a behind-the-scenes account of the personalities and egos that helped shape UH during parts of the Simone and Mortimer eras.
"I am aware," Yount wrote in the book’s preface, "that some parts of this work may be controversial and that my willingness to expose the politics of higher education to public scrutiny is already sufficient to exclude me from further participation in academic administrations, old-boy networks, and other well-meaning conspiracies in Hawaii."
Yount was born in Prescott, Ariz. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Caltech in 1957 and master’s and doctor’s degrees from Stanford University.
He began his teacher career in 1962 as an assistant professor at Princeton University. He joined UH in 1969 as an associate professor of physics. In the decades that followed, Yount became the department chairman, acting assistant vice president for academic affairs and vice president for research and graduate education. He authored or co-authored more than 150 research papers in the fields of high-energy physics, diving medicine, acoustics and surface chemistry.
Yount is survived by his wife, Christel, and children, Christine, Gregory, Sonja and Steffen.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. next Saturday at Calvary by the Sea in Aina Haina.
FRANCISCO "ICCO" HABON ALTURA, 79, of Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i, died July 29, 2000. Born in Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A heavy equipment operator for Hamakua Sugar Co. Survived by wife, Lapaz; son, James; daughters, Annabelle and Leila; brothers, Luis, Marcelino and Pedro. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honoka‘a; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday; service 10 a.m. Burial at Honoka‘a Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
FUKIKO SATO ARNOLD, 83, of Honolulu, died July 22, 2000. Born in Yokohama, Japan. Retired owner of Lady K. Inc. Survived by sons, Katsunosuke Tsuji and Daijiro Yamauchi; two grandchildren; brother, Shinya Sato; sisters, Sachiko Nakanishi and Michiko Kubouchi. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
NAOMI KUULEIHAULANI BOBBITT, 55, of Wai‘anae, died July 25, 2000. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, George; son, John Hauoli; daughters, Denise Kaaihue, Virginia Bobbitt, Violet Maio, Priscilla Ah You, Georgette and Naomi Bobbitt; brother, Sam Hauoli; sisters, Winona Yamamoto, Esther Uta, Rosalyn Delacruz, Sarah Larinaga, Mary Gerard and Martha Ramsey. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Lualualei Beach Park (Middle Park), Wai‘anae; memorial service 11 a.m. Casual attire.
ANGELINE "ANGIE" PERRY CHAMBERS, 81, of Pearl City, formerly of Tucson, Ariz., died July 29, 2000. Born in Lawa‘i, Kaua‘i. Survived by sons, John and Robert Funes; brother, Frank Perry; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 1 p.m. Sunday at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo, Kaua‘i; memorial service 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
KATHERINE ANNA HENDRICKS, 64, of Hale‘iwa, died July 27, 2000. Born in California. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Mona Viqueira and Valerie Hendricks; sons, Allen and Kirk; two grandchildren; sister, Loretta Dewitt; brother, Grant Fought. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai‘i.
YETSUO "YETS" HIGA, 84, of Ho-nolulu, died July 30, 2000. Born in Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i. Owner and former president of Domino’s Pizza Japan and founder and former president of Y. Higa Enterprises. Survived by wife, Kazuko; sons, Howard and Ernest; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service 5 p.m.
E. JOY JEMMOTT, 59, of Kamuela, Hawai‘i, died July 20, 2000. Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica. A Realtor associate with Mauna Kea Realty and a member of the Waimea Outdoor Circle. Survived by sister, June Boyle; niece, Karen Boyle; and nephew, Brian Boyle. Visitation from 3:30 p.m. Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church, Waimea; service 4 p.m. No flowers. Memorial donations to the church or to a favorite charity. Phone 885-8840 for more information.
GEORGE JOHN KAHALIOUMI, 59, of Honolulu, died July 25, 2000. Born in Honolulu. A retired Honolulu Police Department sergeant. Survived by sons, Daniel, Gregory and Mitchell; daughter, Selena Muzzy; eight grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church; service 12:30 p.m.; inurnment to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
MASAO NAKASONE, 85, of Honolulu, died July 27, 2000. Born in ‘Aiea. A retired cook for the Pagoda Floating Restaurant. Survived by wife, Shizue; daughters, Jean Kubo, Lillian Tanouye, Margie Kanahele, Barbara Nomura and Blanche Hattori; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Shigematsu; sisters, Miyoko Shimabuku and Kikue Maeda. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
AMY HARRIET OLAIVAR, 56, of Honolulu, died July 29, 2000. Born in Honolulu. A member of the Puerto Rican Association of Hawai‘i. Survived by son, Raymond; daughter, Florence Cabiles; father, Raymond Dias Jr.; brothers, Robert Stride and Raymond Dias III; sister, Bruna Lam; four grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary makai chapel; prayer service 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
HELEN MALIIKAPU PARKS, 76, of Wai‘anae, died July 30, 2000. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Abraham Torres, John Jr., Robert Sr., Albert Parks, Daniel Kaimi, William, Wilfred, Clifford Lopes; sisters, Muriel Hauhio and Frances Brown; 41 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 4:30 p.m. Friday at Door of Faith Church, Nanakuli; service 7 p.m. Visitation 8 a.m. Saturday; service 9 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
BEATRICE SUMIKO SAKAGAWA, 83, of Wahiawa, died July 15, 2000. Born in Wahiawa. Retired owner of Bea’s Beauty Center, Wahiawa. Survived by son, Richard; daughter, Gerilyn "Geri" Higa; brothers, Gilbert and Ernest Eto; sisters, Jane Oshiro, Evelyn Matsuda and June Oda; five grandchildren. Memorial service 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, mauka chapel. No flowers. Casual attire.
ITSUKI SAKODA, 92, of Pahoa, Hawai‘i, died July 31, 2000. Born in Ola‘a, Hawai‘i. Retired Puna Sugar Co. field supervisor. Survived by wife, Kiku; sons, Richard and Douglas; daughters, Jean Nakamoto, Janet Ikeda, Doris Bender, Elsie Sakoda and Ethel Deguchi; 17 grandchildren; 16 grandchildren. Visitation 2 to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 3 p.m. Casual attire.
JANE SHIZUE SUNADA, 76, of Honolulu, died July 29, 2000. Born in Hawai‘i. Retired saleswoman. Survived by son, Melvin; daughter, Jean Miyata; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Susumu, Walter and Stanley Oshima; sisters, Gladys Tanoura, Yoshie Tanaka, Fujie Kaneko and Fusae Terashima. Memorial service 4 p.m. Sunday at Soto Mission. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
EDWARD CHIYOTOKU TAKARA, 64, of Honolulu, died July 26, 2000. Born in Honolulu. Retired Outrigger Hotel cook and former owner of E&R Koffee Kup. Survived by wife, Roberta; sons, Clayton, Jason and Nathan; daughters, Blanche Honda and Roxane; four grandchildren; brother, Richard; sisters, Nancy, Jane Uesato and Helen Ajimine. Service noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
FRANK "PACO" VILLAVERDE, 85, of Kahului, Maui, died Aug. 1, 2000. Born in Pukalani, Maui. Survived by sisters, Marie Miller, Helen Teixeira and Alice. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Church, Makawao. Burial 11 a.m. at the Veteran’s Cemetery. Aloha Attire. Arrangements by Borthwick/Norman’s Mortuary.
OTA YOKONUMA, 99, of Honolulu, died July 20, 2000. Born in Iwakuni, Japan. Retired produce clerk. Survived by son, James; daughters, Dorine Tomita and Kay Nishimura; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Kimie Kashiwamura. Service 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
YUKIKO YOSHIOKA, 84, of Hilo, Hawai‘i, died July 31, 2000. Born in Hilo, Hawai‘i. A retired seamstress. Survived by son, Darwin; daughter, Patricia Kawasaki; brothers, Ralph and Dr. Richard Nishioka; sisters, Eiko Okui, Shizuko Nishioka, Teruko Matsunaga and Takeko Ide; granddaughter. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo chapel; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.