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Obituaries

For Thursday, March 31, 2011


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Catalino Yanos Acierto
March 19, 2011
Catalino Yanos Acierto, 86, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Efren and Nelson, daughter Evelyn Reyes, companion Enrica B. Asio, sister Maria A. Acoba and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:15 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Samisoni Akoteu
March 24, 2011
Samisoni Akoteu, 58, of Lihue, a mason, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Faleloa Haapai, Tonga. He is survived by wife Lisi; daughters Siosiana and Meleseini; brothers Tevita, Isileli, Saia, Samiu, Sefita, Ahosivi, Metili and Kalisi; and sisters Valeti, Meleseini, Salote and Siosiana. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Richard Yoji Asasaki
March 29, 2011
Richard Yoji Asasaki, 80, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice K.; sons Richy, Asa and Robin; daughters Avis Miyashiro, Ivy Ino, Vera Yamamoto and Amber Donovan; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Delldrene Iwalani Kanoa Awong
March 23, 2011
Delldrene Iwalani Kanoa Awong, 52, of Waimanalo, a retired City Mill administrator, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Carlyle Sr.; son Carlyle K. Jr.; father Manly Kanoa Sr.; and brothers Manly Jr., Derek and Maverick Kanoa. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Casual or beach attire.

Louis DePonte Jr.
March 26, 2011
Louis "Bully" DePonte Jr., 64, of Kula, Maui, a Triple L Ranch rancher, died in Kula. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Paige; son Zachery; daughters Maurissa D. Simpson, and Michella and Mahina DePonte; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Triple L Ranch. Additional services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Oskie Rice Arena.

Jason Michael Fish
March 16, 2011
Jason Michael Fish, 35, of Haleiwa died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Kansas. He is survived by mother Lynn V. Billingsley; stepfather Thomas Dulan; brothers Robert E. and Randy L. Ellis, and Arron Dulan; and sister Promise Dulan. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at his mother’s residence, 66-398 Paalaa Road, Haleiwa. Casual or aloha attire. Donations suggested to Special Olympics.

Bernard Anthony Freitas
March 17, 2011
Bernard Anthony Freitas, 91, of Aiea, a retired jet fuel operator with the federal government, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bernard, daughters Bernadette Keliiaa and Antoinette Freitas, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Jeanne Kimie Fujita
March 24, 2011
Jeanne Kimie Fujita, 83, of Honolulu, a retired RCA Global Communications Inc. financial analyst, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Henry T., sons Wayne A. and Jon K., daughter Sheryl F. Yamamoto, sister Ellen E. Toi and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon.

Florentina Borja Guerzon
March 7, 2011
Florentina Borja Guerzon, 89, of Waipahu, a home economics teacher, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Paoay, Philippines. She is survived by caregiver Ruthie Agbayani, son Abraham, daughters Gregoria Murakami and Generosa Guerzon, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Juana Hilario
March 27, 2011
Juana Hilario, also known as "Jane" and "Mama Jane," 88, of Kilauea, Kauai, a Princeville Hotel retiree, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Val "Tetang" and Albert "Betoy" Hobayan, and Vincent and Salvin Hilario; daughters Josephine "Jo" "Bebang" Nunes, Anita Salvador and Geraldine "Gerri" Bolosan; hanai sons Glenn Lardizabal and Cisco Peru; hanai daughter Jadelyn Rosa; 31 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church, Kilauea. Mass: 10 a.m. Private burial.

Joseph John Katona
March 18, 2011
Joseph John Katona, 85, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran who served in World War II and a retired production superintendent at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shops 72-74, died in Straub Clinic Hospital. He was born in Colver, Pa. He is survived by son Steven, daughter Diane Gibbons and sisters Mary Lucas and Margaret McCleery. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Shriners Hospital for Children.

William Hideo Kaya
March 10, 2011
William Hideo Kaya, 88, of Punaluu, a retired store owner and proprietor, and an Army staff sergeant with the 100th Battalion, died in Punaluu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Wilfred, daughters Beverly Hashimoto and Geraldine Harada, brother Albert, sisters Sarah Sueoka and Dora Sapiro, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m.

Domingo Alonzo Lagmay
Feb. 27, 2011
Domingo Alonzo Lagmay, 72, of Ewa Beach, a retired Oahu Sugar and Royal Kunia Golf Course employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Loreta; son Dominic; daughter Esther Ouchi; brothers Juan, Angel and Nolan Sr.; sister Gloria; and two grandchildren. Services held. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

Thomas Bew Lau
March 26, 2011
Thomas Bew Lau, 95, of Honolulu, a retired machinist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 31 and former co-owner of Hawaii Supermarket, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kwantung, China. He is survived by sons Robert Y.K., Dr. Franklin Y.P. and Brian Y.C.; daughter Gail Y.L. Nishinaka; brother Raymond H.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Buddhist services. Eulogy and closing: 9 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published yesterday.

Dolores Love
March 19, 2011
Dolores "D" Love, 73, of Pearl City, a caterer, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George; sons Christopher and Harold Gist, and Ivan Love; and sisters Diana Williams, Nikki Correa and Rosalita Arruda. Burial: 11 a.m. today at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Virgilio Cacpal Nartatez Sr.
Feb. 28, 2011
Virgilio Cacpal Nartatez Sr., 56, of Waipahu, a Direct Support Resources Inc. warehouse technician and a Marine Corps staff sergeant, died in Waipahu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonora D., sons Reginald and Virgilio Jr., stepparents Rosario and Violet Ragasa, brothers Alfonso Jr. and Christopher, and sisters Susan Nartatez and Nida Langer. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Robert S. Nishimura
March 25, 2011
Robert S. Nishimura, 81, of South San Francisco, an Army National Guard veteran and former Honeywell International pipe fitter, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Minae; son Ross; daughters Sandy Imaizumi and Sheila Watanabe; brothers Gilbert, Harold, Warren and George; sister Faye Honma; and five grandchildren. Services Saturday at San Mateo Buddhist Temple in San Mateo, Calif. Call the temple at 650-342-2541 for more information.

Edward Charles Okuda
March 14, 2011
Edward Charles Okuda, 36, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Bernadette "Bernie" Bascar; father Michael K.; stepfather Brian T. Bascar; sister Michelle "Sachi" Chavez; stepbrother Lance Helekahi; stepsister Emiko Helekahi; and grandparents Florence Okuda, Emiko Bascar, Robert Okuda and Frank Bascar. Visitation: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Baby Makapuu, Waimanalo. Scattering of ashes: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Grace Pereira
March 18, 2011
Grace Pereira, 92, of Honolulu, a St. Francis Medical Center East retiree, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Joseph, Ernest Jr. and Michael; daughters Laraine "Laurie" Ching, Bernadette Cardines and Sandy Adams; brothers Joe and Tom Takara; sisters Elizabeth Oyabu and Mabel Miyagi; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ramona Lauri Ramos
Feb. 15, 2011
Ramona Lauri Ramos, 34, of Waianae died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Lucille B. Mancao; sons Duane, Dwight and Duwine Duh; daughters Luane, Patricia and Duanna Duh; brothers Ernest, Andrew and Kenneth Mancao, Randy Diorec and Allen Ramos; and sisters Pauline Botelho, Bernadette Taggart and Julie Fountain. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

Hitoshi Sakuma
March 24, 2011
Hitoshi Sakuma, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Army sergent and a retired maintenance foreman for the state Capitol, died. He was born in Keahua, Maui. He is survived by wife Asako; sons Melvin K. and Rodney H.; daughters Keiko Sakuma-Neubauer, Florence Yamashita and Jane Sakuma Wong; brother Haruo; sisters Lily Miyamoto, Kiyoe Kumasaka, Matsue Inokuma, Harue Yokote, Yatsue Iwatake and Yurino Sugiki; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Aloha attire.

Wesley K. Tamanaha
March 24, 2011
Wesley K. "Wes" Tamanaha, 56, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Wesley Jr. and Vance Tamanaha, and Ikena Nixon; mother Jean; brothers Gary, Derrick and Ryan; sister Carrie Ann Yamanouchi; former wife Andrea Tamanaha-Welker; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Talataua Timoteo Jr.
March 14, 2011
Talataua "Tala" Timoteo Jr., 54, of Mililani, a retired semi-truck driver, died in Mililani. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Jackie Kaleiwahea; daughters Kumua and Kalei; brothers Siaosi, Lepogafaiga S. and Ricky; sisters May and Maryann Timoteo, Fa’amele Sao, Mati Malaeulu and Siupolu Tauai; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Samoan Church of Hawaii LMS Nanakuli, also known as Malaesaili. Services: 6 p.m. Private scattering of ashes.

Miriam Iwalani Fernandez Tollefsen
March 25, 2011
Miriam Iwalani Fernandez Tollefsen, 83, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Hospice, Puiwa Road. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Deborah Richards, Saralyn Chow and Donna Awana; sister Winifred Jones; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 10:45 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

Hue Thi Tran
March 26, 2011
Hue Thi "Mary Magdalene" Tran, 84, of Lihue died in Straub Clinic Hospital. She was born in Hanam, Vietnam. She is survived by sons Tuong and Tuan Le, daughter Vanna Wu, brother the Rev. Dong Van and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa’s. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Helen Kimi Tyau
March 22, 2011
Helen Kimi "Aunty Kim" Tyau, 82, of Aiea, a retired Sears Credit Union manager, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ricki W.H.K. and Randy W.L.; sisters Betty N. Shiroma, Edith H. Uyehara and Frances K. Shiraki; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.






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