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Obituaries

For Wednesday, September 1, 2010


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Helen L. Surell Agua
Aug. 17, 2010
Helen L. Surell Agua, 75, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by husband Alfred; son Jason; daughters Rona Barsano and Melisa Burton; brothers Rudy, Roy and Ricky Surell; sisters Nancy DeCorte and Gloria Maikai; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Benjamin K. Kananiokalani Akau Sr.
Aug. 26, 2010
Benjamin K. Kananiokalani "Honey Boy" Akau Sr., 73, of Kealia, Kauai, a retired Roberts Hawaii Tours Co. bus driver, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Debonair; sons Glenn, Guy, Ivan, Damien and Dwayne; daughter Dolly Anna Garces; brother Jordan; sisters Faith Akau, Ernestine Ramos and Laverne Sanchez; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 18 at Koloa Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Koloa Church cemetery.

Irineo Briones Asuncion
Aug. 25, 2010
Irineo Briones Asuncion, also known as Ireneo Briones Asuncion, 89, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired plantation employee, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Basilia; sons Ryan, Joven and Jason; daughters Ayreen Valenzuela and Aida Okasaki; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Christopher Simeon Barba
Aug. 13, 2010
Christopher Simeon Barba, 31, of Ewa Beach, an Island Insulation employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Felizardo and Glo, sister Jennifer Barba-Bustamante and grandparents Fabian Barba, and Manuel and Trinidad Simeon. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Robert Earl Cooper
Aug. 27, 2010
Robert Earl "Bobby" Cooper, 79, of Hilo, a former W.H. Shipman Ltd. chief executive officer, Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce past president and Air Force veteran who served during the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by wife Janet; son Eric; daughters Peggy Monroe, and Beth and Robin Cooper; stepsons Neil, Don and Owen Hall; stepdaughters Carolyn Moss and Colleen Hall; sister Joan Kaaua; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: noon Sept. 11 at Hilo Methodist Church. Services: 2 p.m. Gathering: 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Hilo Bayfront by the Kamehameha Canoe Club Halau. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to the Peanut Butter Ministry or Hospice of Hilo.

Alvin James Correa Sr.
Aug. 23, 2010
Alvin James Correa Sr., 83, of Wailuku, a retired Maui County maintenance employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Matsue; sons Alvin Jr. and Jeffrey; daughter Linda Javier; brothers Walter, Frank and Gilbert; sister Connie Mathias; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Jose R. Gante
Aug. 29, 2010
Jose R. Gante, 99, of Makaweli, Kauai, a sugar plantation laborer, died in Hale Kapuna Heritage Home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Carmaleta, sons Norman and Cullen, daughters Josie Addington and Angela Ramsey, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

Michael Hansa
Aug. 27, 2010
Michael Hansa, 40, of Honolulu, a Straub Clinic & Hospital cardiologist, died. He was born in Bangkok. He is survived by wife Weera-anong, daughters Catherine and Eileen, parents Hansa and Somsri Chavalithamrong, brother Peter and sister Elizabeth. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Robert S.M. Ing
Aug. 14, 2010
Robert S.M. Ing, 61, of Honolulu, a retired state social worker and Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Patricia and brother Dennis. Private services.

Masami Iwashita
Aug. 24, 2010
Masami Iwashita, 93, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired building contractor, died in Kealakehe, Hawaii. He was born in Kainaliu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sandy, sons Kent and Les, daughters Carol Ann Iwashita and Sharon Taniyama, stepsons Aaron and Darryl Ikeda, stepdaughter Beryl Ng, sister Emiko Kudo and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Keala-kekua. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Vivian Matsue Kage
Aug. 22, 2010
Vivian Matsue Kage, 70, of Aiea, a retired Aiea High School teacher, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Stanley, son Jason, mother Tsugie Matsumoto, brothers Roy and Randall Matsumoto, sister Sandra Yonemura and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Muriel Ululani Kalua
Aug. 27, 2010
Muriel Ululani "Aunty Ulu" Kalua, 74, of Lahaina, a retired Roberts Hawaii school bus driver, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Frank and John K. Nunes; daughters Mary L., Ulu L. and Lehua L. Kalua, Shirnette L. Brandt and Kaili Bonifacio; brother Robert; sisters Priscilla Hoke and Shirley Przeradzki; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Waiola Church, Lahaina. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at sea off Napili Bay. Aloha attire.

Sadamitsu Kawakami
Aug. 24, 2010
Sadamitsu Kawakami, 88, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a Naalehu Dairy milker, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tomeyo; sons Kent and Glenn; daughters Janet Hamamoto, Aileen Oyama and Iris Subica; sisters Akiko Lucas and Kiyoko Burton; and 11 grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Peter Noah Kekahuna Jr.
June 26, 2010
Peter Noah "P.K." Kekahuna Jr., 61, of Waianae, a Pacific Home Furnishing employee, died in Waianae. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Geraldine K.; sons Joseph I., Peter N. III and Shane N.; daughters Tyra K. Richards, Charmaine K. Kekahuna and Kelly K. Bustamante; brothers John, Adam, Phillip and Gordon; sisters Gladys Amba and Hattie Kuresa; and 19 grandchildren. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Makua Beach Park, Waianae. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Albert K.N. Lee
Aug. 29, 2010
Albert K.N. "Tiger" Lee, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station welder, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Errol D.Y.; daughters Geraldine J. and Claudia G. Lee, and Norma Jean Crowder and Lei Finn; brother Ho Num; sister Kyung Ok Kwak; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Eulogy: 11 a.m. Mass: noon at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Thomas Naehu Leialoha Sr.
Aug. 27, 2010
Thomas Naehu "Tiny" Leialoha Sr., 64, of Hilo, a retired construction employee and Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mary; sons Thomas Jr., Theran and Thomson; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Malcolm Soon Wo Mau
Aug. 19, 2010
Malcolm Soon Wo Mau, 54, of Pearl City, a Straub Clinic & Hospital X-ray technician, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cathy Ann M., son Zachary K.J.W., parents Walter C.Y. and Irene I.Q., brothers Marvin S.F. and Albert S.O., and sister Deborah N.H. Ichishita. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.

Phyllis V.O. McEldowney
Aug. 29, 2010
Phyllis V.O. McEldowney, 93, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband George; son Robert; daughters Lois Dyer, and Holly and Janis McEldowney; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii and/or Shriners Children's Hospital Hawaii.

James Kiyoshi Miyasato
Aug. 9, 2010
James Kiyoshi Miyasato, 70, of San Diego, a retired Southern California Rapid Transit District office clerk and Air Force veteran, died in San Diego. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Helen and Beatrice Miyasato, and Doris Miyashiro. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Richard Francis Norstrom
Aug. 28, 2010
Richard Francis Norstrom, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Outrigger Shops Ltd. president, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by wife Marjorie, daughter Michelle, brother Steven and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Suyeharu Nunotani
Aug. 18, 2010
Suyeharu Nunotani, 85, of Honolulu died in Avalon Care Home. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by numerous nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Susumu Ota
Aug. 8, 2010
Susumu Ota, 87, of Wahiawa, a retired Pearl Harbor Public Works Center employee and Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and 100th Infantry Battalion, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Margaret; son Ronald A.; daughters Christine F. DeRosa, Carole S. Ota and Lillian K. Helton; brothers Richard and George; sister Keiko Takehara; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Donald Dillard Penney
July 27, 2010
Donald Dillard Penney, 83, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a Drapery Associates Co. proprietor and Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Rising Star, Texas. He has no known survivors. No services.

Emile Joseph Pepin
July 10, 2010
Emile Joseph Pepin, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Airlines pilot and Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Augusta, Maine. He is survived by wife Jennetta R. Pepin; daughters Kathy and Linda Pepin, and Nancy Breon; sister Priscilla Lifton; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Miriam A. Plewes
Aug. 26, 2010
Miriam A. Plewes, 88, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by son William, stepson Frank and sisters Naomi Jump and Ruth Plummer. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Donations suggested to Maunalani Nursing Center.

Amalia Ramos
Aug. 26, 2010
Amalia Ramos, 89, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired waitress, died at home. She was born in Sanderson, Texas. She is survived by sons Hector and Santiago; sisters Naty Osorinio, Delia Moore and Adelle Barnett; and two grandchildren. Services on the mainland pending.

Florence Nobuko Sato
June 22, 2010
Florence Nobuko Sato, 91, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Brian N.; sisters Frances Yamauchi, Mildred Nishimura and Ellen Saito; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Koichi Tokumori
Aug. 28, 2010
Koichi "Richard" Tokumori, 85, of Los Angeles, a retired warehouseman and Army veteran, died in Los Angeles. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Sadako K. "Sadie," son Gary and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to Little Tokyo Service Center, Attn: Scott Ito, 231 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013; or Good Samaritan Hospital, Development Office, 1225 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017.






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