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Obituaries

For Sunday, February 20, 2011


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LAST UPDATED: 01:49 a.m. HST, Feb 20, 2011



Connie T. Asing
Feb. 4, 2011
Connie T. Asing, 73, of Ewa Beach, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. manager, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Thomas B. and Michael T., daughter Kehaulani L. Ferreira, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Elizabeth Buffalano
Jan. 10, 2011
Elizabeth Buffalano, 93, of Honolulu, a Pu'umaile Hospital nurse on the Onomea Sugar Plantation on the Big Island and an Army veteran who served during World War II, died. She was born in Nevada City, Calif. She is survived by daughter Bianca. Committal services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Donations suggested to Hawaii Hospice.

Margaret Deniz
Feb. 16, 2011
Margaret Deniz, 85, of Lahaina, a retired field worker at Pioneer Mill Co. in Lahaina, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by daughter Teresa Montoya, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation, Wailuku.

Lee Duskin
Feb. 13, 2011
Lee "Huong" Duskin, 63, of Honolulu died in Ho-nolulu. She was born in Saigon, Vietnam. She is survived by companion John Nguyen; sons Eric Miller Jr., Ralph Duskin and Ross Duskin Jr.; daughter LeeAnn; and a grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5 p.m.

Dorothy Naleilehua Awana Garcia
Feb. 9, 2011
Dorothy Naleilehua Awana Garcia, 87, of Kapolei, a retiree from Hawaiian Linen Supply and Hilton Hawaiian Village, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Vince and David, daughters Diane and Deborah, sister Beatrice Chong, 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grand- children and four great- great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Federico G. Garo
Jan. 28, 2011
Federico G. "Ikong" Garo, 84, of Waialua, a Waialua Sugar retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Virginia; sons Rogelio, Jerry and Peter; daughter Arlene Ranada; stepsons Danny and Gilbert; brother Rizal; seven grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Emma E. Gonsalves
Jan. 30, 2011
Emma E. Gonsalves, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Ilikai Hotel housekeeping supervisor, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Kualapuu, Molokai. She is survived by sons Gerald P. and Joel K., daughters Geraldine K. Donahue and Abeleen L. "Abe" Lau, 13 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Francis T. Higa
Jan. 25, 2011
Francis T. Higa, 73, of Pearl City, a retired Japan Airlines cargo manager and an Air Force veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Jason, daughter Jae Cain, sisters Harriet Chinen and Amy Suzuki, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Miriam Matsue Higashi
Feb. 1, 2011
Miriam Matsue Higashi, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Moanalua Elementary School kindergarten teacher, died in Hale Malamalama Nursing Facilities. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Steven and Alan, daughter Kathleen Poentis, sisters Mildred Kanemura and Muriel Mizokami, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Gail Kehaulani Lyman Kaawa
Feb. 9, 2011
Gail Kehaulani Lyman Kaawa, 63, of Honolulu, a Sears & Roebuck customer service manager, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband David "Kawika"; son David "Naka"; daughters Ronlynn Arakaki, Stacy Nakano, and Kanoelani and Kahealani Kaawa; brother Robert "Koko" and Alfred Lyman; sister Rebecca Hikalea; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Agnes Akeneki Kahakauwila
Feb. 14, 2011
Agnes Akeneki Kahakauwila, 72, of Hana, Maui, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. syrup maker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hana. She is survived by sons Edward G. and Leonard A.; daughters Ursula M.A. Kahakauwila, Bernardine K. Kahakauwila-Pinto and Agnes Panela; brothers Joseph N. Jr., Valentine, Samuel, John K. and Francis P.N. Kupau, and Fabian M. Kupau Sr.; sisters Theresa Eharis, Annie Kanana, Mary Kalehuawehe, Cecilia Kupau and Valorey A.L. Ng; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Makawao, Maui. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow in the church gymnasium. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Mary K. Kaluau
Feb. 11, 2011
Mary K. Kaluau, 87, of Waihee, Maui, a retired Grey Line Maui tour bus driver, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Herbert Sr.; sons Kenneth Kahalekai, and Herbert "Bucky" and BJ Kaluau; daughters Sandra Ann Akina, Chantel-Vanessa N.K. Ka'aikaula and Joella Kaluau; sister Anita Akuna; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Casual attire.

Susano Quibilan Macabeo
Jan. 27, 2011
Susano Quibilan "Sonny" Macabeo, 89, of Honolulu, a state Animal Quarantine Station retiree, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sisters Eugenia Cablas, Emiliana and Caridad Quitoriano, Adela Tenorio, Corazon Gacuan and Abela Alcantara. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Rodger Keith Nascimento
Feb. 14, 2011
Rodger Keith Nascimento, 57, of Kahului, a Miyake Concrete sales associate, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Charlene; sons Bryan Cabral, and Damien and Joshua Nascimento; brothers Gwynne and Russell; sister Cynthia McCormick; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Justina Delos Reyes Navasca
Feb. 2, 2011
Justina Delos Reyes Navasca, 89, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Burgos, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Oscar, Eduardo, Cayetano, Henry, Ely and Rainier; daughters Zenaida Tamboa and Eleanor Kidder; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Manuel R. Nobriga Sr.
Feb. 13, 2011
Manuel R. "Bobby" Nobriga Sr., 82, of Hilo, a truck driver, sugar cane worker and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mariana; son Manuel Jr.; daughters Faye Kuheana, Yvonne Ferreira, Joanne Nobriga-Ford, Annette Noclain, Frieda Lewis and Rochelle Nobriga; hanai son Mark Ramos; 25 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Jesellyn Leilani Poomaihealani-Malo
Feb. 14, 2011
Jesellyn Leilani Poomaihealani-Malo, infant daughter of Oliver "Oni" Malo and Rose Ann "Rose" Poomaihealani of Waianae, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by sisters Johnnese Poomaihealani and Keani and Dayna "Sachi" Malo; grandparents Ellen "Pudge" Poomaihealani, Joseph "Kapu" Poomaihealani Jr. and George Malo Jr.; and great-grandparent Alma Malo. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Earl George Reque
Jan. 1, 2011
Earl George Reque, 96, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Menominee, Mich. He is survived by wife Bettie S. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Michael Alan Resquer
Jan. 26, 2011
Michael Alan "Mickey" Resquer, 57, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Victoriano and Mestota "Linda"; brothers Robert "Bobby," David and Paul; and sisters Catherine Kula and Evangeline Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Honesto Roces
Feb. 6, 2011
Honesto Roces, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Seafarers International Union merchant mariner, died. He was born in Santa Cruz, Laguna, Philippines. He is survived by wife Demetria G.; sons Gilbert and Hermilo; daughters Myra Lazaro, May Alvarado and Donna Nipales; brother Manolito; sisters Ligaya Javier, Lucila and Fe Roces, and Sylvia Miron; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Church, 229 Queen Emma Square. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Mary Diane Smith
Feb. 14, 2011
Mary Diane Smith, 70, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Ohio. She is survived by daughters Sasha and Lisa, mother Mary Jane Fulk, brothers Mark and Kent Fulk, companion Bernhard "Barney" Lindberg and two grandchildren. Private services.

Siauto Sefuluai Suapaia
Jan. 20, 2011
Siauto Sefuluai "Vera" Suapaia, 65, of Aiea, a stock clerk at Schofield Barracks, died in Aiea. She was born in Auto, American Samoa. She is survived by daughters Lillian Taumua, Logotaeao "Tui" Faatea and Kathleen Chisolm; brothers PoePoe Suapaia and Sefulua'i Su'a Jr.; sister Ino Timoteo; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Moanalua 1st Ward, 1723 Beckley St., Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Lillian Sonoko Tamura
Feb. 4, 2011
Lillian Sonoko Tamura, 69, of Kapolei, a retired medical assistant, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Stacy Morikawa-Chun and a grandchild. Private services.

Douglas Toshio Tanaka
Feb. 13, 2011
Douglas Toshio Tanaka, 61, of Kailua, a retired Honolulu Police Department detective, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda, parents Kenneth and Jean, brother Milton and sister Jo Anne. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edith Fujiko Tateishi
Jan. 23, 2011
Edith Fujiko Tateishi, 93, of Waipahu, a retired Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel housekeeper, died. She was born in Wailua, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Carole F. Tamanaha, sister Doris I. Kenolio, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Michael Ah Fong Kulani Tom
Feb. 9, 2011
Michael Ah Fong Kulani Tom, 58, of Honolulu, a landscaper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bronson Adric; daughters Marissa and Mackey; brothers Wayne and Maxwell; sisters Cindy Goshi, Amy Tom, Cassandra Chang, Arlene Bannister, Dawnette Hidley, Johne Colahan and Shanelle Yanagi; half brothers Alexander Kauahipaula and Ned Tom; and 10 grandchildren. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Isamu Tomita
Jan. 28, 2011
Isamu "Sam" Tomita, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Hicks Construction Co. carpenter, died at home. He was born in Ho-nolulu. He is survived by wife Kimie; son Ken I.; brothers Jack M., Richard K., Shigeru and Thomas H.; sisters Beatrice K. Ohashi and Betty S. Miyamoto; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Randolph Masanao Yamada
Jan. 31, 2011
Randolph Masanao Yamada, 61, of Hilo, a Big Island Plant & Foliage Co. nursery manager, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Shari and Laura, mother Shizuyo, brother Larry, sisters Ellen Yamada-Regidor and Jennie Mashino, and companion Karen Santos. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Fujino Yamashita
Feb. 9, 2011
Fujino Yamashita, 88, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired Sunshine Farms laborer, died at home. She was born in Kurtistown. She is survived by sons Roy Kimura and Berry Yamashita, daughters Carol Tabata and Stella Takahashi, brother Kiyoshi Kobayashi, sisters Harue Yoshioka and Aiko Yabuno, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.






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