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Obituaries

For Thursday, February 17, 2011


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Rui Ann Keikilaniwahinealiiopuna Apaka
Jan. 25, 2011
Rui Ann Keikilaniwahinealiiopuna Apaka, 39, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii at Manoa Fine Arts Program student, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents William Jr. and Tsuneko, and brother Eric. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Soto Mission of Hawaii, 1708 Nuuanu Ave. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Dorothy Mikie Arakawa
Jan. 30, 2011
Dorothy Mikie "Miki" Arakawa, 84, of Molokai, a retired Monsanto and Hawaiian Research office manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Robert, son Bruce, daughters Laura Weeks and Janice Rogers, brother Alexander Kimura, sister Doris Fujimoto, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Virginia Norma Brantley
Feb. 5, 2011
Virginia Norma Brantley, 85, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by son James and sister Betty Rodardy. Private services.

Rueben Wayne Buendia
Jan. 11, 2011
Rueben Wayne Buendia, 54, of Honolulu, a Gima Pest Control employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Noelie M., daughters Nichole K. and Alexis C.U., brothers Gary S. and Donovan B., sisters Yvette Nagtalon and Nanette "Nene" Kiyota, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Sumie Moriwake Burgett
Feb. 6, 2011
Sumie Moriwake Burgett, 84, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Michael H. and Kelly T.; daughter Barbara; brothers Shigeto "Richard," Kazuto "James" and Kiyoto Moriwake; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Lazar Castro Castanares
Feb. 10, 2011
Lazar Castro "Atoy" Castanares, 61, of Kaaawa died in Crawford Convalescent Home, Haleiwa. He was born in Manila. He is survived by brothers Jesse, Oscar, Cesar and Luis Jr.; and sisters Joan Monforte, Sarah Aballe, Elaine Balmonte, Liza Lee, Cosette Marzan and Christine Reyes. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. March 8 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Rosie Kim Chang
Feb. 1, 2011
Rosie Kim Chang, 92, of Honolulu, a retired nurse, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John W.K., brother Earl Kim, sister Clara Amundsen and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Center for Asia -Pacific Exchange or charity.

Michiko Ikawa Cole
Feb. 6, 2011
Michiko Ikawa Cole, 55, of Honolulu, a United Airlines flight attendant, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by husband Allen C., daughter Maxine R., mother Teruko Ikawa, brothers Seiji and Yuji Ikawa, and sister Kimiko Ikawa. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

Patricia Chiharu Hata
Jan. 31, 2011
Patricia Chiharu Hata, 58, of Waipahu, a Lehua Elementary School educational assistant, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Michael T. and sisters Pearl Fukuhara, Lillian Ishimaru, Marilyn Shigetani and Karen Hasegawa. Private services.

James Hipsher
Feb. 8, 2011
James Hipsher, 76, of Hilo, a retired Pacific Maritime longshoreman, died at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Elizabeth, sons Christopher and Tod, and a grandchild. Private services.

Albert Eimei Hokama
Feb. 9, 2011
Albert Eimei Hokama, 89, of Honolulu, co-owner of Hokama Farm, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Glenn Y., daughter Cynthia T. Yanabu, brothers George S. and Franklin T., sisters Haruko "Eleanor" Wauke and Yuriko "Clara" Sumi, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Nancy Mitsuko Itagaki
Jan. 30, 2011
Nancy Mitsuko Itagaki, 90, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by daughters Sandy M. Ahu and Kathryn A. Soma, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Carolyn Marie Kadooka
Feb. 10, 2011
Carolyn Marie Kadooka, 81, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, owner of Hale Manu Farms in Captain Cook, died at home. She was born in Bakersfield, Calif. She is survived by daughter Dianna Miller and sister Gloria J. Smith. Private services.

Albert Alii-Kane Kassebeer
Jan. 25, 2011
Albert Alii-Kane "Al Boy" Kassebeer, 48, of Waimanalo, a roofer, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Uilani Ellis, daughter Katrina "Faddle"; sons Kalani and Jon Auala-Ellis; father Abraham "Uncle Porky"; brothers Abraham "Mongie" and Allen; sisters Alonza "Ti Girl" Scott, Alberta "Bootsie" Lui and Alexis Ann Kassebeer; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Grace Toshie Kimoto
Jan. 11, 2011
Grace Toshie Kimoto, 95, of Honolulu, a retired store manager, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clayton K., brothers Walter and Edwin Shintani, sister Marlene Shioi and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 9:45 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Leatrice Mutsuko Kimura
Jan. 21, 2011
Leatrice Mutsuko Kimura, 89, of Honolulu, a city retiree, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by son Rodney I., daughter Kathleen R. and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Michael Yoshikazu Maruo
Feb. 2, 2011
Michael Yoshikazu Maruo, 61, of Honolulu, an Austin Tsutsumi & Associates Inc. land surveyor, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Yoshikatsu; mother Katie; and sisters Patricia Maruo, Leslie Kayser and Adele Maruo. Private services.

Alexander McLain Jr.
Feb. 8, 2011
Alexander McLain Jr., 80, of Honolulu, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Paulette; son Arnold; daughters Alette Kauku, Arlene Pratt and Alyson Pacarro; brother Robert; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Monday at 1127 Mokulua Drive, Lanikai.

Jacob I. Moon
Jan. 7, 2011
Jacob I. Moon of Honolulu, an Eastman Kodak Co. retiree and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Helen, brother Charles and sisters Theresa Kaneshiro and Sylvia Lawton. Private services.

Hildegard Katie Muschel
Feb. 14, 2011
Hildegard Katie Muschel, 79, of Kailua died in Kailua. She was born in New York City. She is survived by son George A. Theofanis, daughters Christina T. Han and Irene M. Theofanis, and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. John Lutheran Church, 1004 Kailua Road, Kailua. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations optional.

Filimina B. Omalza
Feb. 2, 2011
Filimina B. Omalza, 83, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Candido; sons Kenneth, Rodney, Candy, Gary, Christy and Glenn; daughters Dora Holick, Pearla Fernandez, Jere Canionero, Donna Hasley and Diana Garcia; brothers Billy and Roy Bernades; sisters Pacita Agan and Jane Gabriel; 32 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Henry Hiroshi Onishi Sr.
Feb. 2, 2011
Henry Hiroshi "Hank" Onishi Sr., 88, of Aiea, a retired Honolulu Fire Department captain, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Helen Y., son Henry H. Jr., daughter Rosalind S., brother Isao, sister Haruko Fukuhara and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Milton Chuon Fuk Pang
Feb. 4, 2011
Milton Chuon Fuk Pang, 63, of San Jose, Calif., died in San Jose. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sally En Sook; daughter Jessica; parents Benjamin and Rita; and brothers Melvin, Gary and Gregory. Visitation: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: noon.

Loreta P. Pascual
Jan. 29, 2011
Loreta P. Pascual, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Pidding, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ernesto, Perfecto, Domingo, Quincy and Matt; daughters Maria, Cathy, Anna and Amy; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. next Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Samuel Aalona Kaopua Pomaikai
Jan. 24, 2011
Samuel Aalona Kaopua Pomaikai, 90, of Corvallis, Ore., a retired ammunitions inspector in Lualualei, West Loch and Waikele, and retired pastor, fisherman and carpenter, died in Corvallis. He was born in Puna, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Samuel Jr., Paul "Kaipo" Sr., Moses, Princeton and Matthew; daughters Jo-Ann Isomura, Mae and Laverne Leslie, Faith Kanui and Shantel Schmidt; sisters Mary "Maka" Lee and Loretta White; 47 grandchildren; and 75 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire.

Lurline Puamana Ross
Dec. 30, 2010
Lurline Puamana "Sweetie" Ross, 74, of California, formerly of Hauula, died in California. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Todd; daughters Tanya Tekurio and Sandy and Wendy Ross; brothers Bernard Kamakahi and Joseph Kamakahi Jr.; sister Tiny Lane; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hauula Congregational Church. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hauula Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Princess Tiola Sele-Kauihana
Feb. 7, 2011
Princess Tiola Sele-Kauihana, 26, of Waianae died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Frandee Feliciano, hanai son Excel Kekahuna, mother Shirley-Ann Kauihana-Chock, stepfather William K. Chock, sisters Evelynn Sele-Kauihana and Julianna-Catherine-May Chock, hanai brother Nuu Siufanua and grandparent Alida W. Nakea-Kauihana. Visitation and services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahikolu Baptist Church. Casual attire.

Bertha Takata
Feb. 3, 2011
Bertha Takata, 94, of Hilo, a retired substitute teacher for public schools on the Big Island, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Jeanne Fujii, Marjorie Olson and Valerie Takata; brother Eddie Matsumoto; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Richard Yoshio Wataru
Jan. 22, 2011
Richard Yoshio Wataru, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Walter Arakaki Construction Co. carpenter, died. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Jane H.; daughters Janie Morishige, Vicki Yamane and Wendy Sakaguchi; sisters Kimie Kawahara and Sue Sakuma; and five grandchildren. Private services.

James Robert Woods Sr.
Jan. 13, 2011
James Robert Woods Sr., 90, of Haleiwa, a retired Honolulu Rapid Transit welder, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons James R. Jr., Robert, Clement K., George and Walter; daughters Geraldine Naki, Victoria Sebetich and Emily Sagundo; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.






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