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Obituaries

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


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

Carol Fumie Hu
March 27, 2011
Carol Fumie Hu, 56, of Waipahu, an AT&T Wireless employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alan, daughter Liane, brother Alan Kawamoto and sisters Nancy Kawamoto and Janet. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Scott Akio Ikei
April 14, 2011
Scott Akio Ikei, 39, of Honolulu, a manager at Tower Video and Game Stop, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Jesse and Lois, and brother Lane M. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Maston Jitiam
April 9, 2011
Maston Jitiam, 22, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a yardman, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Majuro, Marshall Islands. He is survived by parents Matthew and Miomi, and brothers Pat Boone and Lorenji, Manty and Miten Jitiam. Graveside services and burial: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Naalehu County Cemetery, Naalehu, Hawaii. Casual attire.

Chernell Kuuipo Uilani Kaili
April 9, 2011
Chernell Kuuipo Uilani Kaili, 18, of Kailua-Kona, an Asia Trans packer, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by parents Matthew and Vivian; brothers Matthew Jr., Richard, Albert and David; and grandparent James. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Old Airport Events Pavilion, Kailua-Kona. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Dorothy Mildred Letreta Kalani
March 28, 2011
Dorothy Mildred Letreta Kalani, also known as Dorothy Vierra, 79, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Richard “Kalani” and William “Maka” Vierra, daughters Roberta “Bobbi” Baclaan and Ana Peterson, 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Teckla Noelani Kapule
March 13, 2011
Teckla Noelani Kapule, 55, of Ewa Beach died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kaleo and Raymond Kahalekapule, mother Maiva Muth and four grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ewa Beach, 91-1154 North Road. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

James Ryosho Katena
March 29, 2011
James Ryosho Katena, 69, of San Jose, Calif., formerly of Haiku, Maui, a welder at Food Machinery Corp. in San Jose, died in Kahului. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by brothers Shoye, Akira and Yoshinori; and sisters Eileen Nagamine and Elaine F. Rodrigues. Private services.

Justin Joseph Keli‘i
April 8, 2011
Justin Joseph Keli‘i, 29, of Kaneohe, a Donaldson Enterprise explosive ordinance technician, will be remembered in services 11 a.m. Friday at Hope Chapel-Kaneohe. He died in Waikele. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Danielle, brothers Joshua Keli‘i and AJ Dulatre, sisters Jaymee Keli‘i and Ashley Dulatre, and grandparents George Keli‘i, Pricilla A. Keli‘i and Caridad Dulatre. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Yuan Bin Ma
March 27, 2011
Yuan Bin Ma, 63, of Honolulu, a retired cook, died at home. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by daughters Eyvonne Zhang, Irene Lee, and Diana and Pammy Ma; mother Sau King Lee; brother Yuan Wai; sister Pik Ha; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Terry L. Marks
March 16, 2011
Terry L. Marks, 58, of Honolulu, a Plaza Assisted Living Facility cook, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Mount Pleasant, Pa. He is survived by brothers Larry R. and Robert A., and sister Linda R. Daugherty. Private services.

Harold Walter Masson
March 26, 2011
Harold Walter Masson, 95, of Princeville, Kauai, a Maclean’s magazine writer, died. He was born in Glengarry County, Canada. He is survived by daughter Colette Hirata, brother Ken, sister Una MacIntyre, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Suemi Ikeda Matsuda
April 3, 2011
Suemi Ikeda Matsuda, 90, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Alan and Glenn; daughter Karen Yamasato; brothers Gene, Ike and Tamotsu Ikeda; sisters Helen Lum and Suzie Ikeda; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Yaeko Doris Mau
March 26, 2011
Yaeko Doris Mau, 85, of Pearl City, a retired Waimalu Elementary School cafeteria manager, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by daughters Stephanie Saito, Roberta Ono and Valerie Watanabe; brothers Kenyu and Kenjo Fukuhara; sister Norah Nightingale; and six grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Doris Chiyoko Mihata
March 29, 2011
Doris Chiyoko Mihata, 101, of Ewa Beach, a retired housekeeper, died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Albert A. and Harold T. Fukuda, and Ernest J.Y. Mihata; daughter Jane R. Sugano; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Vivian Chiyome Ajifu Miyasato
March 9, 2011
Vivian Chiyome Ajifu Miyasato, 84, of Honolulu, a retired jewelry assembler, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Ulumalu, Maui. She is survived by husband Seiichi; daughters Joan S. Miyasato, Iris Y. Arisue and Irene M. Shigano; brother Tatsuo Ajifu; sister Fumiko Kawaguchi; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Howard Minoru Moriwaki
April 5, 2011
Howard Minoru Moriwaki, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired Federal Aviation Administration supply clerk and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Hakipuu, Oahu. He is survived by wife Vivienne Y., daughter Candace S. Wong and two grandchildren. Private services.

Betsy Momoe Nakamoto
March 27, 2011
Betsy Momoe Nakamoto, 89, of Honolulu died in Avalon Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ralph and Norman, daughters Aileen Tsuha and Lucille Shimabukuro, sisters Florence Tamayose and Jane Matsusaka, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Katsumi Nakashima
March 25, 2011
Katsumi Nakashima, also known as “Kats” and “Naka”, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Co. and Pacific Construction carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Jean, sons Kenneth and Dean, daughter Kathy Sakamoto, brother Masaji and three grandchildren. Private services.

Sheldon Duke Nishida
March 24, 2011
Sheldon Duke Nishida, 53, of Gardena, Calif., a Duty Free Shoppers employee, died in Torrance, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Wanda N. and Robin J. Private services.

Kameko Nishimura
March 7, 2011
Kameko “Kay” Nishimura, 92, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Steven Y. and Leslie F., three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Russell Tadashi Omoto
April 4, 2011
Russell Tadashi Omoto, 95, of Hilo, formerly of Maui and Honolulu, a retired principal for Maui schools, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by daughters Carol Takamura and Linda Shintaku, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Henry Perritt
April 4, 2011
Henry Perritt, also known as “Kiani” and “Bradda”, 61, of Honolulu, a pool and spa refinisher, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Henry K. and sisters Trina Lee, Kuulei Perritt and Georgia Navarro. Private services.

Wesley Harold Richardson
April 16, 2011
Wesley Harold Richardson, 81, of Kailua, an electrician, died at home. He was born in Canada. He is survived by wife Arlene, son Kirt, daughter Kathy, stepson Gregory, stepdaughter Margo, brother Norman and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kailua United Methodist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Kailua United Methodist Church or St. Francis Hospice.

John A. Sonntag
April 7, 2011
John A. Sonntag, 38, of Honolulu, a fisherman, first mate and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by wife Saloma Pulcini-Sonntag, father Frank, mother Pat, brothers Marty and Frank, and sisters Terry Webb, Dana Speer and Sandy Morckel. Private celebration of life and scattering of ashes.

Mary Ellen Sussex
April 7, 2011
Mary Ellen Sussex, 87, of Princeville, Kauai, a children’s television personality with WTVT Channel 13 in Tampa, Fla, died. She was born in Erie County, Mich. She is survived by son Mark, daughters Gail Sussex-Morales and Robin Wilson-McCarty, and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or Kauai Humane Society.

Arlene Yoshiko Takara
March 17, 2011
Arlene Yoshiko Takara, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Manoa Japanese Language School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Asaka-Shi Saitama, Japan. She is survived by husband Richard, daughter Charlene Matsuoka, brothers Shoji and Kazuo Nagasawa, sister Yasuko Nagasawa and a grandchild. Private services.

Thomas T. Takesue
March 25, 2011
Thomas T. Takesue, 95, of Honolulu, a retired U.S.Postal Service letter carrier, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dexter H. and two grandchildren. Private services.

Doris Y. Tamaru
March 19, 2011
Doris Y. Tamaru, 83, of Aiea died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John S., sons Darrell and Wesley, brother Edward Tanabe, sisters Jane and Dorothy Tanabe, stepsister Gertrude Kihara and two grandchildren. Private services.

Goro Tasaka
March 8, 2011
Goro Tasaka, 94, of Koloa, Kauai, a McBryde Plantation senior pan man, died in Wilcox Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Yoshiko; sons Gene, Dennis, Gary and Gilbert; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Edward I. Tengan
April 4, 2011
Edward I. Tengan, 75, of Wahiawa died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Betty, sons Lance and Kirk, daughter Joylynn Fujikawa, brother Toshio, sister Alice Muramoto and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

James Kazuyoshi Uemura
March 15, 2011
James Kazuyoshi Uemura, 96, of Honolulu, a retired service station owner, died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Margaret; sons Ron, Steve and Ken; daughter Jan Higa; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sumie Ushijima
March 29, 2011
Sumie Ushijima, 91, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, proprietress for the former Ushijima Barber Shop, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Richard; daughter Shirley Okamoto; brothers Akira, Kiichi, Bruce and Frederick Fukuchi; sisters Irene Sadler and Betty Hamakawa; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Donald Katsuyoshi Watanabe
March 25, 2011
Donald Katsuyoshi Watanabe, 92, of Palolo Valley, a retired Camp Smith carpenter and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Terry Ishihara; sisters Masako Fujii, Shizue Ishihara, Kazue Granich and Ethel Lam; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Toshio Watanabe
March 12, 2011
Toshio “Joe” Watanabe, 85, of Wahiawa, a retired Hawaii Stevedores welder and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Toshie; son Byron; daughter Ramona Yano; brother Richard; sisters Ethel Onitsuka, Leatrice Aihara and Ruth Kawamoto; and four grandchildren. Private services.






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