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Obituaries

For Monday, January 31, 2011


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Alice Michiko Abe
Jan. 12, 2011
Alice Michiko Abe, 82, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Luci. Private services.

Thomas Tsutomu Aoki
Jan. 18, 2011
Thomas Tsutomu Aoki, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Robert K. Akahiji Construction Co. carpenter and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Kukaiau-Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lucille; son Blaine; daughter Allison Nikaido; brother Roy; sisters Nancy Meguro, Jane Okuhara and Betty Shiotani; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ruby Jeannette Ascherman
Jan. 25, 2011
Ruby Jeannette Ascherman, 88, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Findlay, Ill. She is survived by daughter Vicki L. Feeney. Services to be held in Illinois. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Association of Hawaii.

Pedro A. Braceros
Jan. 4, 2011
Pedro A. Braceros, 88, of Kapolei died in Honolulu. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Francisca Castaneda, Sally Jardinado and Lourdes, Visitacion and Charita Baclig; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren, Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude Catholic Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Mable Mew Hee Chang
Jan. 19, 2011
Mable Mew Hee Chang, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state government secretary, died in Kuakini Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dixon; brothers William, Kenneth, Dr. Carl and Dr. Bert; and sisters Minnie Lum, Marian Chun and Melanie Jakahi. Private services.

John Stephan Edwards
Jan. 11, 2011
John Stephan Edwards, 61, of Honolulu, founder and president of Edwards Design Group Inc. Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by wife Jan; son Noel Klingenberg; brothers Dr. James, Jeffrey and Joel; and sister Jane Bianco. Private services.

Polino Evangelista Sr.
Jan. 14, 2011
Polino "Lino" Evangelista Sr., 77, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a Mauna Kea Agribusiness heavy equipment operator, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Gilberta; sons Paulino and Jamie; daughters Kelly Velasco, Tracie Cruz and Kristle Evangelista; hanai son Christopher Kawaihae; hanai daughters Cheryl Ahonima and Lorinette Dedrick; brothers Henry and Allen; sisters Aileen Gascon, Margie Cudal, Elizabeth Soares, Mildred Cabral, Yvonne Blare and Patricia Villasista; nine grandchildren; and two hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kolekole Beach Park. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yasuko Fujimoto
Jan. 19, 2011
Yasuko Fujimoto, 86, of Aiea, a retired office clerk with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, died in a private care home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Sharon S. Fujimoto and Jan C. Lim, sisters Hazel Hamura and Sue Nishimura, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Mildred Tomoye Fukunaga
Dec. 22, 2010
Mildred Tomoye Fukunaga, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery forelady, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George T. "Pola," daughters Diane E. and Lynette M., and brother Masami Kanda. Private services.

James Tsugio Hamada
Jan. 17, 2011
James Tsugio Hamada, 101, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government electrician for the Army, died. He was born in Pauwela, Maui. He is survived by wife Yachiyo, daughter Kathy Hamaka-Kwock, hanai son Milton Kwock, sister Toshie Ikemori, caregiver Roxanne Miller and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Soto Mission of Hawaii, 1708 Nuuanu Ave. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Lorna Kikuno Hino
Nov. 2, 2010
Lorna Kikuno Hino, 87, of Kailua, a retired Kailua Intermediate School teacher, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hono- lulu. She is survived by husband Packard A. and son Lincoln K. Private services.

Chadwick Keola Huihui
Jan. 26, 2011
Chadwick Keola Huihui, 63, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired custodian, died at home. He was born in Hono-lulu. Private services.

Esther Y. Ishikawa
Jan. 20, 2011
Esther Y. Ishikawa, 87, of Honolulu, a retired insurance agent, died in Hono-lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dr. Glenn, daughter Susan A., brothers Walter and Thomas Harimoto, and sister June Takasaki. Private services.

Richard Keiso Iwanaga
Jan. 12, 2011
Richard Keiso Iwanaga, 93, of Aiea, a retired McKesson & Robbins liquor department supervisor, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Elsie A., daughter Eve T. Takayesu, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Josephine Maile Kalani Jakahi
Jan. 15, 2011
Josephine Maile Kalani Jakahi, 81, of Waianae, a retired Fort Shafter Commissary sales clerk, died at home. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Jack and Michael, daughters Jacqueline and Cynthia, brother George Staudinger, sister Frances Lamadora, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

Augustine Kahai Jr.
Dec. 27, 2010
Augustine Kahai Jr., 66, of Molokai, an Army veteran, died in Hono-lulu. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by companion Monnett Kamelamela; sons Augustine III, Arthur and Sean; daughter Melissa; brothers Joseph, Abraham, Eugene and Roland; sister Lavern Rhody; and 11 grandchildren. Celebration of life potluck: 1 p.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Beach Park, "Flats."

Nora Setsuko Kanja
Jan. 16, 2011
Nora Setsuko Kanja, 84, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange employee, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by daughters Coreen Kanemoto, Lynn Tanabe and Charlene Kanja; brothers Brian and Patrick Morioka; sister Florence Kono; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edwin Kaukini
Jan. 23, 2011
Edwin "Richard" Kaukini, 78, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired Ka'u Mac Nut heavy equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by son Keoni Kahiliawa, caregiver Doreen Kamakea and a grandchild. Private services.

Kimiko Kodani
Jan. 11, 2011
Kimiko "Kay" Kodani, 89, of Hilo, a Mr. Papaya retiree, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Clayton, Glenn and Wayne; brother Sakuichi Nakamura; sisters Nora Imamura, Betsy Kubo, Sarah Okada, Mabel Watanabe, Eileen Nakamura and Lorraine Yogi; and a grandchild. Private services.

Nobue Kotomori
Jan. 12, 2011
Nobue "Lillian" Kotomori, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Woolworth deli employee, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Edward H., Roy K. and Wayne K.; brothers Haru and Goro Kajiyama; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Dorothy Foo Ying Lee
Jan. 15, 2011
Dorothy Foo Ying Lee, 76, of Honolulu, a retired food service employee, died. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by son Cedric, daughters Lynette Lee Eng and Marilyn Lee, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Reginald Chiu Hung Lum
Dec. 19, 2010
Reginald Chiu Hung Lum, 83, of Monterey Park, Calif., a Jet Propulsion Laboratory aeronautical engineer and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Christine, sons Ronald and Marcus, daughters Susan Lum-Watts and Tracy Lum, and five grandchildren. Private services.

Hector Tasuku Matsuda
Dec. 9, 2010
Hector Tasuku Matsuda, 81, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Agriculture pesticide specialist and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died. He was born in South Hilo. He is survived by son Howard K.; daughter Sandra M. Akazawa; brothers Richard and Wellington; sisters Margaret Amano, Mabel Ueshiro, Alice Tachenko, Dorothy Pokipala and Grace Mock; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Nancy Takako Mitsuyoshi
Jan. 5, 2011
Nancy Takako Mitsuyoshi, 75, of Honolulu, a retired medical records clerk at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, died. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Debra L.M. Triska and Lisa Y.M. McWhorter; sisters Florence Kaneshiro, Rose Kawasaki, Margaret Beck, Getty Galvin and Carolyn Mizukami; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi Ward, 1723 Beckley St. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Elaine Mitsuko Nishimoto
Jan. 17, 2011
Elaine Mitsuko Nishimoto, 88, of Honolulu, a retired J.C. Penney sales clerk, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Norman H., son Guy H., daughter Janice R., sister Julia Fukumoto, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Takeo Ono
Dec. 10, 2010
Takeo Ono, 87, of Kailua, a retired mason and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Evan; daughters Rita Duarte-Avilla, Helen Oshiro and Grace Takemoto; brothers Stanley, Warren and Stephen; sister Jean Zenigami; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Fanny Ching Saito
Jan. 15, 2011
Fanny Ching Saito, 82, of Honolulu, a federal civil service retiree, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kaaawa. She is survived by husband Tatsuo, sons Stuart T. and Sanford A., brother Henry Ching, sisters Annie Kam and Gladys Mello, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Azalea Daisy Anuhea Sapigao
Jan. 9, 2011
Azalea Daisy Anuhea Sapigao, infant daughter of Bradford A.E. and Nicole A. of Waianae, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brother Xeden; grandparents Esitolo and Redine Mauga, Richard Rosario and Vanessa Gomes; and great-grandparents David and Aileen Rosario, and Helen Rodrigues. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Ayako Mihara Takase
Jan. 13, 2011
Ayako Mihara Takase, 98, of Honolulu, a retired social worker with the state government, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

Ruth Shigeko Tarumoto
Jan. 7, 2011
Ruth Shigeko Tarumoto, 97, of Glendora, Calif., died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Barry, daughter Avis T. Kekina, brother Ralph Mori, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Jodo Mission of Hawaii, 1429 Makiki St., Hono-lulu. Casual or aloha attire.

Charleston Manuokaalii Umi
Jan. 3, 2011
Charleston Manuokaalii Umi, 55, of Makakilo, owner of Gladys' Lei Stand, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Charles Umi Jr. and Roland and Richard Cummings, and sisters Crissy Hanohano, Lynette Gauer, Jade Dupont and Jan Lewis. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 92-900 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rose Mary Leialoha Velleses
Jan. 5, 2011
Rose Mary Leialoha Velleses, 51, of Waianae died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Anthony and Alex "Alika" Kaleikula-Velleses; daughter Rose Mary "Leilani" Rountree; mother Leilani Kaleikula; brothers William Loa and David Kaleikula Jr.; sisters Billielani Pooloa, Venus Pagharion, Benjalyn Santiago and Davilee Harrison; and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waianae Baptist Church. Casual or aloha attire.

Raymond Kim Wah Wong
Jan. 9, 2011
Raymond Kim Wah "Ah Wah" Wong, 84, of Honolulu, a handyman and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Liliha Health Care Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Linda Mae Abe; brother Henry; sisters Thelma Fong, Frances Young, Evelyn Chang and Mildred Liu; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Graveside services: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lois Jean Yamada
Jan. 20, 2011
Lois Jean Yamada, 78, of Honolulu, formerly of Sioux City, Iowa, a retired psychologist for the Iowa school system, died in Honolulu. She was born in Winner, S.D. She is survived by daughter Holly and brother Robert Scherer. Private services.

Helen Teruko Yokoyama
Jan. 8, 2011
Helen Teruko Yokoyama, 91, of Honolulu, proprietor of Yokoyama Barber Shop, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Pakala, Kauai. She is survived by sons Calvin K. and Brian M.; daughter Lea N. Watanabe; brothers Chosaburo and Douglas Arai; sisters Ethel Eshima, Shinno Kobayashi, Saki Uyechi and Elaine Pavey; three grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.






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