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For Sunday, April 17, 2011


Lance Ikaika Bernard
April 7, 2011
Lance Ikaika Bernard, 27, of Waipahu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Lukela and Lanzelle, mother Glynis, hanai father Keith Torres, brother Keith Torres Jr. and sister Brandy Torres. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Sabas Dela Cruz
De Guzman
April 13, 2011 Sabas Dela Cruz De Guzman, 76, of Wailuku, a Maui Land & Pineapple Co. warehouse department retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Juliana C., son Scott, daughters Juliet Calpo and Jocelyn Aquino, sister Macaria and a grandchild. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Services: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Arthur Gaastra
April 13, 2011
Arthur “Otto” Gaastra, 90, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II and a carpenter, died. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. He is survived by hanai daughter Donna Peebles, brother George, sister Winifred Compagner, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Services: noon tomorrow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.

Jenni Malie Higashiguchi
April 4, 2011
Jenni Malie Higashiguchi, 30, of St. Louis, formerly of Maui, died in Cleveland. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by parents Owen and Carol; and grandparents George and Sharon Higashiguchi, and Yoshiko Fujiwara. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Emilio Cruz Jocson
April 8, 2011
Emilio Cruz “Mill’s” Jocson, 54, of Wailuku, a Guam Construction employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Guam. He is survived by sons Justin H. Jocson, Leomana Morondos and Eugene “Gino” Mendioia; stepdaughter Cy-Sarae “Cy’s” Cramer; hanai daughter Vicki Menomiyazato; and sister Emelia Dunn. Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Family Life Center, across from Foodland, Kahului. Additional services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Naska Beach, Canoe Hale. Lunch to follow.

Leila Dana Kealiimoi‘ili Jones
April 2, 2011
Leila Dana Kealiimoi‘ili Jones, 51, of Honolulu, a caregiver, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Jose, Calif. She is survived by husband Jack Hisatake; stepdaughter Amber Hisatake; stepfather Rusty M. Cades; brothers James, Ward and Neville; and sisters Leisa Hand and Thea Jones-Graff. Services on Wednesday; call Jack or Thea for more information.

Kazuo Kawamoto
March 31, 2011
Kazuo Kawamoto, 90, of Honolulu, a retired general contractor supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Glenn, daughters Aileen Shishido and Carole Arakaki; brothers Isamu, Tom, Shuichi and James; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kikue Harada Koja
April 7, 2011
Kikue Harada Koja, 88, of Kahului, a retired nurse, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Jiro, son Randall, brother Osamu Harada and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Gordon H.C. Lau
March 25, 2011
Gordon H.C. Lau, 57, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Ronald D.C. and Earl S.C., and sister Jeanette M.L. Pang. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:45 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers or monetary offerings, donations suggested to your favorite charity.

Mercedes B. Leialoha
April 11, 2011
Mercedes B. “China” Leialoha, 83, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Papaikou. She is survived by husband Christian K. Sr.; sons Christian Jr., Chester Sr. and Roy Sr.; daughters Nani Tabura and Penny Aipoalani; brother James Bondaug; sister Marcella Simpson; 16 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 162 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

Tamao Nakata
April 5, 2011
Tamao “Eddie” Nakata, 83, of Aiea, founder and owner of Holiday Mart Barber and Beauty Shop (now Pearl City Barber Shop), died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Sam and Nelson, stepdaughters Priscilla “Noni” Cummings and Evangeline “Nami” Nakata, sister Molly Fujimoto, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. April 26 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

Rachel Fumiko Nishimura
April 3, 2011
Rachel Fumiko Nishimura, 86, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government loan servicing assistant for the Small Business Administration, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Rhonda A. and Jan K., sisters Laura M. Nishimura and Grace Y. Isobe, and a grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Evelyn Ogata-Rose
April 12, 2011
Evelyn “Ava” Ogata-Rose, 53, of Wahiawa, will be remembered in a celebration of life from 4 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at her Whitmore Village home, 1023 Hoihoi Ave., Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John Rose, mother Tokuko, brother Albert and sister Florie Barry. In lieu of flowers, monetary offerings welcome.

Edward K. Oshita
April 11, 2011
Edward K. Oshita, 76, of Lahaina died in Lahaina. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Alice, sons Kyle and Blake, daughter Cheryl, brothers Kenneth and James, sisters Grace Miyamoto and Ann Higuchi, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Dinner: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Arsenia Ongie Pastor
April 8, 2011
Arsenia Ongie Pastor, 94, of Kahului, a Maui County nutrition aide, died in Kula Hospital. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Leonard and Vincent, daughter Nancy Bautista, half brother Henry Peralta, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Bennett Kamakanoenoe Sniffen
April 8, 2011
Bennett Kamakanoenoe Sniffen, 60, of Waimanalo, a Hawaii Kai Golf Course kitchen helper, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Leimalama Lee Loy and Pualeilani Sanborn. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Entombment: 1 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

Benjamin Lehualani Tolentino
April 2, 2011
Benjamin Lehualani Tolentino, 49, of Haiku, Maui, a head line cook at Polli’s Mexican Restaurant in Makawao, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maile, daughters Shaina and Shelby, and brothers Bernard and Rodney. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Lei only. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Carol Hansen Tolleson
April 12, 2011
Carol Hansen Tolleson, 89, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died in Kailua-Kona. She was born in Whittier, Calif. She is survived by sons David and James; daughters Patricia Kalua, Jan Tucker and Wendy Tolleson; companion Ed Conner; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

Evelyn T. Yamakawa
April 6, 2011
Evelyn T. Yamakawa, 90, of Mililani, a Sunny Side Restaurant co-owner, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Jitsumi, hanai son Douglas Niino, hanai daughters Carol Todd and Luci Shimonishi, and sister Tokiko Sasaki. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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