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Obituaries

For Monday, July 26, 2010


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George Woodson Ashford Jr.
July 22, 2010
George Woodson "Buck" Ashford Jr., 74, of Kailua, an attorney, died in Honolulu. He was born in Panama. He is survived by wife Susan; sons Michael and George W. Ashford III, and Michael McPherson; daughters Kathryn Nichols, Lisa Solberg, Robyn Lanman, Georgianne Faucette and Maile McPherson; brother Ned; sister Betsy Huckins; and 17 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kaneohe Yacht Club. Visit www.caringbridge.org/visit/buckashford for details.

Norberto R. Asuncion
July 18, 2010
Norberto R. Asuncion, 80, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. irrigator, died at home. He was born in Olowalu, Maui. He is survived by wife Cipriana, son Robert, daughters Alicia Allagonez and Delia Asuncion, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku, Maui.

Lester Y.H. Chang
July 2, 2010
Lester Y.H. Chang, 56, of Honolulu, a Hyatt Regency Waikiki director of purchasing, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Jennifer Chang, mother Gwen, brothers Brian and Walton, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m. Sports attire. No flowers.

Matsue Nakaya Furutani
July 15, 2010
Matsue Nakaya Furutani, 93, of Makaweli, Kauai, a retired housekeeper for the late Selwyn Robinson, died. She was born in Makaweli. She is survived by sons Henry and Carl, daughter Edith Shams and six grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Waimea Honpa Hongwanji. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sandra Galigo
July 19, 2010
Sandra Galigo, 61, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Roy T.; brothers Victor, Edward, Melvin and Eric Deparalta; and sisters Bernice Albiar, Sally De Rego, Cynthia Barthel and Evelyn, Lorretta and Pamela Deperalta. Services: 11 a.m. Aug. 7 at Mohouli Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Max Nakata Garcia
July 11, 2010
Max Nakata Garcia, 70, of Kapahulu, an attorney, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Lovanne T.Y. Avina and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

Ray William Gwin
July 10, 2010
Ray William Gwin, 85, of Mililani, a self-employed truck driver with Ray Gwin Co., died. He was born in Eureka, Calif. He is survived by sons Ray A. and Wade R., daughters Lucinda Ann Semler and Elizabeth R. Gwin, and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Clifford Haruo Horikawa
July 6, 2010
Clifford Haruo Horikawa, 68, of Honolulu, a retired federal government electronics technician and Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Ruth, daughters Tanya and Stacey, brothers Jerry and Wayne, and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Koji Ito
June 26, 2010
Koji Ito, 87, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Evelyn H., son Michael K. and sister Judy Kishimoto. Private services.

Hifumi Kanno
July 17, 2010
Hifumi Kanno, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Plantation Coffee House waitress at the Ala Moana Hotel, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Michael and James; daughters Jean Kapuras, Catherine Pettit and Juliette Yip; brothers Kazusumi and Theodore Kitagawa; sister Shimae Nagai; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Yoshito Kawakami
July 10, 2010
Yoshito Kawakami, 87, of Lawai, Kauai, a Kauai Community College carpentry instructor, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. He was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. He is survived by wife Linda, sons Jay and Alvin, daughter Lynell, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Geraldine Largo Kawamura
July 20, 2010
Geraldine Largo Kawamura, 62, of Waimea, Kauai, a Marriott Waiohai Beach Club general cashier, died at home. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by husband Wilfred "Miyuki"; son Keenan; daughters Tammy Cacal, Kimberly Cummings and Terri Nemoto; hanai sons Vail Tompkins and Lloyd Palmeira; hanai daughters Robyn Bernaldes, Kristi Rita and Renae Waalani; father Rufo Radona; brothers Rudy, Chris, Gary and Les Largo, Joe Jamero and James Rosaline; sister Amparo Abalos; 33 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Eric Sunao Kawasugi
July 19, 2010
Eric Sunao Kawasugi, 60, of Honolulu, an Island Fence contractor, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sandra, son Brandon Kapahu, brother Justin and sister Tamra. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

JoAnn G. Kilar-Shimono
July 2, 2010
JoAnn G. "Aunty Jo" Kilar-Shimono, 62, of Mililani, died in Aiea. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband Michael M.; son Paul J.M. Onaka; daughters Elgine M. and Kerry M. Onaka; mother Mildred Chaves Ayau; brothers Earl Kilar and Glenn Ayau; sisters Barbara Aguiar, Renee Ayau-Tyler and Jamie Ayau; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

Kazuki Maeda
July 18, 2010
Kazuki Maeda, 87, of Kalihi, a retired Iwane Builders carpenter and Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sakiko; sons Clyde, Miles and Ross; daughter Gwen Fukuhara; sisters Fumi Maeda and Violet Takushi; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Jane Aiko Miyamoto
June 25, 2010
Jane Aiko Miyamoto, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Kaimuki Library librarian assistant, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Calvin; son Glenn; brothers Clarence, Roy, James, Stanley, Lawrence and Edwin Ohta; and sister Clara Ohta. Private services held.

Kingston James Haloanakalaukapalili Murray
June 28, 2010
Kingston James Haloanakalaukapalili Murray, infant son of David and Majila Murray, of Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He is also survived by sisters Ashley and Arielle Mendes, Daliah Cruz-Murray and Mercedes Murray; grand-parents Paul and Georgeanna Murray and Gregory and Zita Plescia; and great-grandparents Donald J. Murray and Isidra Vergara. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Philip Noboru Nakamura
July 12, 2010
Philip Noboru Nakamura, 96, of Kalaheo, Kauai, an Island Service Station proprietor, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Koolau, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kikue, son Kenneth, daughter Jean Aramaki, sister Hisako Nakamura and two grandchildren. Private services.

Kay Yayoi Nakashima
July 14, 2010
Kay Yayoi Nakashima, 82, of Hanapepe Cliffside, Kauai, a Japanese tour greeter with Kauai Island Tours, died at home. She was born in Yokohama, Japan. She is survived by husband Clarence, daughter Janice Smith, sisters Hisae and Sumie, and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Hospice Kauai.

John Mahidlawon Ramos
July 9, 2010
John Mahidlawon Ramos, 67, of Aiea, a retired Roberts Hawaii school bus driver, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sherill Ramos-Akai, sons Joseph, Paul and John M.; brother Augustine "Rocky"; and sister Leonides "Bae" Oshiro. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Lester A. Rubenfeld
July 18, 2010
Lester A. Rubenfeld, 69, of Schenectady, N.Y., and Hilo, a mathematics professor, author and founder/director of the Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education and an affiliate faculty member at University of Hawaii-Hilo, died in Schenectady. He is survived by wife Alice, sons Dr. Joshua and Dr. Ari and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to RPI Hillel, 800 8th St., Washington, D.C.

Siegfried Schuster
July 16, 2010
Siegfried "Sig" Schuster, 81, of Kaneohe, died in Aloha Nursing and Rehab Centre. He was born in Tujunga, Calif. He is survived by wife Toshiko "Toshi," son Floyd, daughters Mika Means and Monica Schuster, and brother Werner. Private services.

Francisco Lopez Somera
June 30, 2010
Francisco Lopez Somera, 80, of Waipahu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village steward, died in Waipahu. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Herminia T., sons Manolito and Richard, daughter Emyrose Abara and five grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Nell Greenwell Stewart
July 20, 2010
Nell Greenwell Stewart, 89, of Lihue, a Dayton's Department Store manager, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Port Arthur, Canada. She is survived by sons Donald R. Jr. and Jack L., daughter Tory O'Malley, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Lucille Waipialani Hoopai Kanui Tabon
July 13, 2010
Lucille Waipialani Hoopai Kanui Tabon, 68, of Kahului, a Hale Makua Health Serv-ices, Kahului, housekeeper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by companion Orlando T.; sons Eugene "Charlie," Buster and Willie; daughters Virginia Corden, Leonor "Nori" Tabon, Shirley Kekona, Margie Laborte and Nemesia "Eming" Natividad; sister Nancy Nakamura; 52 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and four great-great- grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.

Ethel Umeka Ueno
July 19, 2010
Ethel Umeka Ueno, 88, of Hilo, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. employee, died at home. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Harriet Okuda and Jeanette Teshima, sister Mae Kuroda, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Natasha Anela Vimahi
July 20, 2010
Natasha Anela Vimahi, 36, of Kahuku, a Kahuku Elementary School teacher, died in Kahuku. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by parents Sione and Le'o; brother Viliami; sisters Gina "Lan'e" Vimahi-Togiai, Lavinia "Me'e" Vimahi-Lockhart, Lucy Mariteragi, Titi Ha'o and Ida Vimahi; and grandmother Lucy Wilson-Unga. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Laie North Stake Center. Services: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

Mitsue Werner
July 12, 2010
Mitsue Werner, 81, of Honolulu, an accountant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Roy. Private services.

Rose May Chew Wong
July 16, 2010
Rose May Chew Wong, 43, of Waipahu, died. She was born in Baltimore. She is survived by husband Anderson "Andy," daughters Rachel May and Amy Lyn, and parents Kar Wo Chiu and Wai Wan Chew. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Buenaflora Yadao
July 21, 2010
Buenaflora "Buena" Yadao, 77, of Hanamaulu, a retired Kauai Resort chambermaid, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Battog Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Luciano, daughter Encarnacion Mendez, brother Andres Dinong and sisters Patrocinio Ibrao and Brigida Cheng. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.






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