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Obituaries

For Monday, April 18, 2011


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Herbert Takanori Akase
March 28, 2011
Herbert Takanori Akase, 73, of Waianae, a Leeward Nursing Home Inc. vice president, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Gloria and brother Clifford H. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Sadie Au
March 29, 2011
Sadie Au, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Carole’s Dress Shop co-owner, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Alyce Loo and Evelyn Yee. Private services.

Juanita Acierto Bartolome
April 7, 2011
Juanita Acierto Bartolome, 79, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She is survived husband Felix T.; sons Benedicto, Felix Jr., Eufronio, Dwight, Audabon and Charmelo; sisters Feliciana Arceo and Lolita Ramos; and 22 grandchildren. Services to be held in the Philippines.

Linda Grass Chemtob
April 6, 2011
Linda Grass Chemtob, 60, of Honolulu, a philanthropist, advocate of music education for the young and arts administrator, died in New York City. She was born in Harrisburg, Pa. She is survived by husband Claude M., son Adam Shapiro, daughter Rachel Shapiro, mother Lois L. Grass, brother Roger Grass and sister Elizabeth G. Weese. Services held.

Dr. Shao-Chia Chou
March 24, 2011
Dr. Shao-Chia Chou, 93, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine professor emeritus of pharmacology, died in Honolulu. He was born in Chengou, China. He is survived by wife Vibeke Steenberg; sons Hugh Edward, Houde, Houning and Hou Liang; brother Shao-Xian; sister Shao-Lian; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. No services.

Elizabeth Bergado Consul
March 14, 2011
Elizabeth Bergado "Patotay" Consul, 85, of Wahiawa died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Leroy Rico and Francisco P. Franacio Jr.; daughters Donna Rico, Tina Racilis, Dora Calizo and Perla Garbin; sister Alice Fernandez; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Guy L. Davidson
April 5, 2011
Guy L. Davidson, 56, of Kapolei, a city truck driver, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Mark R., Troy A. and Noel A.; sister Robin D. Collins; and companion Annette T. Oka. Private services.

Eva Leinaala Halualani Driskell
March 24, 2011
Eva Leinaala Halualani Driskell, 70, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a bartender and homemaker, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Richard Halualani; daughters Caroline Casuga, Fredanette Leanio, Fredaann Jitchaku, Leonalisa Kahakua and Coreen Roddie; brother Ronald Halualani; sister Haleloke Goo; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the residence of Jack Casuga Sr. in Milolii. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Sheveralyn Cassandra Puanani Fujimoto
April 15, 2011
Sheveralyn Cassandra Puanani Fujimoto, 32, of Las Vegas died in Henderson, Nev. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Dori Walrack, hanai father Raymond A. Ligsay, brothers Raymond R. Ligsay and Tyler Walrack, sister Shyanna Sagadraca; grandparents Richard and Kay Walrack, and Eleanor Minatoishi; and hanai grandparents Raymond and Rosetta Ligsay. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. next Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Penitito Gapelu
March 27, 2011
Penitito Gapelu, also known as "Ben" and "Kiko," 51, of Waipahu, a retired Army sergeant first class and an employee at U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Schofield Barracks, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Onenoa, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Tavai; son Ryan T.; daughters Ashley-Brittney and Alexandria U.; father Aumua Ugaitafa; brothers Otele and Jerome Gapelu, Iete, Iata, Iakopo and Esau Ugaitafa, and Ace Muamua; and sister Tulua M. Lauago. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Waianae Samoan Congregational Church, 86-130 Puhawai Road. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Edith Lin Choy Lee Lau
April 5, 2011
Edith Lin Choy Lee Lau, 92, of Honolulu, retired owner of City Art Works, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons David K.L. and Joseph K.F.; daughter Evelyn L.H. Bell; brothers Alfred, Richard and James Lee; sister Margaret Hee; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Church of Christ, 467 N. Judd St., Honolulu. Services: 11:30 a.m. Graveside services: 2:15 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alexander Laukakila McKeague
March 12, 2011
Alexander Laukakila McKeague, 86, of Kapolei, an Army sergeant first class, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Melvin A. and Mark K.; brothers Stanley and Kelmar; sisters Millie Kahalekai, Evelyn Souza and Puanani Uso; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. April 26 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Ernest Sadamu Morimoto
March 30, 2011
Ernest Sadamu Morimoto, 84, of Honolulu, a retired electrician at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and the city Wastewater Division, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hanako, daughter Lynette and sister Alice Y. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Johanna Jim Pang
April 6, 2011
Johanna Jim "JoJo" Pang, 89, of Honolulu, a retired C.Q. Yee Hop Ltd. wholesale sales food manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James W.H., sons Mitchell and Myron Jim, daughter Michele M.L. Jim, stepson Michael Gyllander, hanai daughter Anna Doell, brother Dominic Chang, sisters Gertrude Yee and Mary A. Soong, 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Private burial. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Abbie Kuualoha Paro
April 4, 2011
Abbie Kuualoha Paro, 79, of Kohala, Hawaii, a retired Parker Ranch office clerk and former Kohala High School office clerk, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Ronnie; daughters Florine Paro, Raynae Pang and Jody Reyes; sister Roberta Murray; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 30 at Hawi Gym, across from Nakahara Store, Kohala. Casual attire.

Margaret Mary Poeppelmeier Stitham
March 19, 2011
Margaret Mary Poeppelmeier "Peggy" Stitham, 60, of Kailua and Cape Elizabeth, Maine, an ‘Iolani School nurse, former Hale Nani director of nursing and a Navy nurse, died. She was born in Houlton, Maine. She is survived by husband Mark and daughters Katherine and Allison. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. May 1 at Iolani Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Joseph A. and Mary A. Donovan Scholarship Fund at the University of Maine, Two Alumni Place, Orono, ME 04043; or to CHEETA Project at www.thecheetaproject.org.

John William Kipukai Thompson
April 8, 2011
John William Kipukai "Bozo" Thompson, 57, of Kealia, Hawaii, a ranch hand at Kealia Ranch and a retired Hawaii Army National Guard first sergeant, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Danielle; son Mike; brothers Lani and Alika Brown, Wilbert Thompson, Jonathan Victorino and John Griffey; sister Odelia K. Paleafei; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Hookena Beach, north side; follow signs. Services: 10 a.m. Parking is limited. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gary Ernest Villafana
March 26, 2011
Gary Ernest Villafana, 48, of San Jose, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a contractor, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers David, Alvin, Michael and John Villafania, and Eugene and Wallace Villafana; and sisters Janice Halmas, Francine Price and Alberta "Duchess" Silva. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Lee Eugene Winters Jr.
April 1, 2011
Lee Eugene Winters Jr., 88, of Honolulu, a retired English professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Navy veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by brother John, stepson Wayson Chong and two grandchildren. No services.

She Yee Wong
April 8, 2011
She Yee Wong, 92, of Honolulu, a delivery driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Zhongshan, Guangdong, China. He is survived by wife Feng Quan Li; sons Tat Chiu Wong, Guo Chiu Wong, Wah Luk Wong, Sunny Wah Sun Wong and Fu Chio Wong; brother She Wai Wong; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Valentine On Wong Sr.
April 4, 2011
Valentine On Wong Sr., also known as Val Wong, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired Matson Navigation Co. vessel superintendent, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Nicholas and Mathias, hanai son Eddie Young, daughters Aloha Dalire and Antoinette Wong, 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

Ralph Tadashi Yamaki
April 10, 2011
Ralph Tadashi Yamaki, 90, of Aiea, retired owner of Waipahu Hardware & Lumber Supply Co. Ltd. and W Hardware & Lumber Supply Co., died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by son Atom; daughter Rachel Tsuneyoshi; brothers James, Roy Sr. and Melvin Sr.; sisters Gertrude Nishida and Marion Yuasa; and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Henry S. Yamane
Feb. 23, 2011
Henry S. Yamane, 91, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Thelma T., son Ronald H., daughter Gail K., sister Mildred Sugimoto, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Matao Yamashita
April 10, 2011
Matao Yamashita, also known as "Punchy" and "Ice Cream Man," 86, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired Meadow Gold sales representative, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Masayo, daughter Sharon, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Central Kona Union Church, Kealakekua. Services: 10 a.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire.

Jaye Ken-Ti Yee
March 30, 2011
Jaye Ken-Ti Yee, 83, of Honolulu, a retired businesswoman, died in Honolulu. She was born in Shanghai. She is survived by son Richard W., a sister and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Eikichi Yonamine
April 11, 2011
Eikichi "Agate" Yonamine, 84, of Wahiawa, a retired director of auto parts at Servco Pacific, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Kay K., sons Leslie and Gaysen, sister Kameko Matsuura and four grandchildren. Private services.

Miyuki Yoneji
March 28, 2011
Miyuki Yoneji, 95, of Lihue, a retired Yoneji Jewelry salesclerk, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Michael and Douglas, brothers Albert and Edward Matsumoto, sister Kawayo Yamane and two grandchildren. Private services.






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