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Obituaries

For Wednesday, April 13, 2011


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Tamela Baqui
March 19, 2011
Tamela “Tami” Baqui, 48, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Castle MedicalCenter. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Travis and Kimo M. Baqui, Dederick Rittmeister Jr. and Roman Phillips; daughters Johnette Rittmeister and Kamakaokalani “Anela” Vaiau; mother Carmen; brothers Richard “Sonny” and Ritchie; sisters Angela and Carmela; companion Bill Almony; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel, Olomana. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Park in back of the church. Nonblack aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published yesterday.

William Eugene Hallman
April 5, 2011
William Eugene Hallman, 88, of Wailuku, a retired Denver police officer, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Colorado. He is survived by daughters Carolyn Zangari, Pamela Pakbaz and Linda Tucker; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services pending in Colorado. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Delia J. Harris
April 3, 2011
Delia J. Harris, 53, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a Hale Omao dietitian, died at home. She was born in Iligan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Bruce; sons Ilde and Bruce Panoncillo, Adam Frazier, and Keola and Jamal Harris; brothers Gilbert, Carlito and Ceasar; sisters Julie, Inday and Nita; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Lihue Missionary Church. Services: 11 a.m.

Walter Masao Kiilau
March 31, 2011
Walter Masao “Masa” Kiilau, 73, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired schoolteacher, died at home. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Lillian Y.; stepsons Marvin, Andrew and Stephen Yoshida; sisters Pearl Kailimai, Charlotte Kaneholani and Charmian Sato; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kapaa. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe.

Fusae Masuhara Kubota
April 10, 2011
Fusae Masuhara Kubota, 86, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired secretary for the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and Department of Human Services in Kealakekua, Hawaii, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua. She is survived by daughters Jo Ann Iwane, Marcia Nelson and Diane Matthews; brother Hiroshi Masuhara; sister Kinue Hashimoto; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Central Kona Union Church, Kealakekua. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rodney Kuuleialoha-pumehano Laa
March 30, 2011
Rodney Kuuleialohapumehano “Bozo” Laa, 43, of Ewa Beach, a Beylik Construction laborer, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Juliet Malabey; daughter Leilani Laa-Bosque; brothersBill and Adam Malabey, and Daniel Laa; and sisters Lisa Felise, Robin Green, Elva Samuels, and Leeann and Lynnette Laa. Services: noon Saturday at Makua Beach Park. Casual attire.

Ayako Maruya
March 24, 2011
Ayako Maruya, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by son Michael; daughters Diane Hara, Linda Maruya and Judy Amasol; sister Lillian Tsukamoto; and a grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m.

Dr. Kenneth Shigeo Minato
March 17, 2011
Dr. Kenneth Shigeo Minato, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Kapahulu Dental Center dentist and a Navy veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Kelly Ann M. Fukuhara and Sheryl Li S.M. Gushi, brother Bruce, sister Janice Manzoku and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Olegario Navarro
April 3, 2011
Olegario “Gary” Navarro, 84, of Aiea, an employee of Standard Parking Co. and Top of Waikiki restaurant, and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Herminia; sons Leo, Rene and Nilo; daughters Ofelia Barrientos and Sylvia Navarro; brother Policarpo; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services pending.

Masato Okimura
March 25, 2011
Masato “Masa” Okimura, 91, of Mililani, a retired Hickam Air Force Base painter, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Miharu, son Glenn T., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon.

Kaelynn Michiko Oshiro
April 7, 2011
Kaelynn Michiko Oshiro, 18, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Ellsworth and Kimberly; sisters Christina, Taylor, Cameryn and Kara; and grandparents Huey and Barbara Kenzel. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Ke Iki Bungalows, 59-579 Ke Iki Road, Haleiwa. Casual attire.

John Kalani Peeples
March 22, 2011
John Kalani “Johnny Boy” Peeples, 52, of Waianae, an equipment operator and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Franklin T., stepson Brandon Melendez, father Franklin Quihano, brother Stanley and sisters Annett H. Ennis, Annie H. Bailey, Myra M. Williams and Laurie K. Bardin. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Waianae Boat Harbor. Scattering of ashes: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Frank Perreira
March 28, 2011
Frank “Big Butch” Perreira, 71, of Kahaluu, a retiree of Goodfellow Bros. and Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3, died. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Shalad N., son Frank W. Jr., daughters Sheryl and Denise, two brothers, two sisters and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at the family residence. Services to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Avito D. Racuya
April 7, 2011
Avito D. Racuya, 74, of Honolulu, a retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Filipinas; sons Edwin, Danny and Jovy; daughters Cecilia Calso, Bella Watt and Marilou Racuya; brother Vincente; sisters Delfina Madamba, Amelia Cabrera, Warlita Quitog, Lucena Carino, Dolores Asuncion and Ludrina Nolasco; and 19 grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Mass: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

John Sabas
March 17, 2011
John “Johnny” Sabas, 95, of Molokai, a retired police officer and a veteran of the Army and National Guard, died in Molokai General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Clara K.; sons John, Michael and Barry; daughter Rinda; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Hall, Molokai. Services: 10 a.m. Lunch and “talk story” to follow. Casual attire. No flowers or wreaths.

Ellen Josephine Medeiros Simao
April 1, 2011
Ellen Josephine Medeiros Simao, 85, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Walter Jr. and daughter Glenda. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Rachel Waialeale Talon
March 26, 2011
Rachel Waialeale “Nana Teresa” Talon, 90, of Waipahu, a retiree of Libby McNeill & Libby and Dole Pineapple Plantation in Maunaloa, Molokai, died in Aiea. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by son Joseph; daughtersEarlene Lindo, Anatalia Cenal and Mich’lae U. Waialeale; 22 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaunakakai. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mauna Loa Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Helen Heong Lin Young
March 25, 2011
Helen Heong Lin Young, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Chun Hoon Supermarket cashier, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clifford; daughters Sophie Chong, Patricia Young-Lau and Charlene Young; brother Richard Liu; sisters Margaret Loo and Violet Chun; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.






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