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Obituaries

Thursday, April 21, 2011


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LAST UPDATED: 04:06 a.m. HST, Apr 21, 2011



Patricio Rabago Agodong
March 30, 2011
Patricio Rabago Agodong, 105, of Honolulu, a retired surveillance inspector with the federal government, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Antonio and William, daughters Clarita Bugarin and Rosemarie Suwalski, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lily Margaret Akuna
April 14, 2011
Lily Margaret Akuna, 80, formerly of Keanae, Maui, a retired Mail-Well Inc. envelope packer and homemaker, died. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by sons Jimmy and Terry; daughters Laura Clark, Marsha and Natalie “Nat” Akuna, Darleen “Dolly” Hinau, Brenda Espaniola and Wendy Miguel; brother Tommy Enfield; sisters Violet Johns and Kanani Vasquez; 28 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Yasuko Arai
April 8, 2011
Yasuko Arai, 85, of Hilo, a retired Garden Exchange salesclerk, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Richard and George; daughter Sandra Oshiro; brother Hisao Shigeishi; sisters Kinue Ito, Michie Kimizuka and Marian Tsurumoto; and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Kenichi Araki
April 6, 2011
Kenichi “Jack” Araki, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired Harry Asato Painting Inc. painter, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Janet H.; sons Gary K. Araki and Clayton Cabral; brother Albert H.; sisters Kay Smith; Janet Y. Loo and Jean H. Potter; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

Mary T. Asato
March 30, 2011
Mary T. Asato, 102, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. She was born in Japan. She is survived by daughters Kimiko Nakayama, Gladys Shimabuku and Grace Uyeshiro, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

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. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Frederic W. Ballard
April 17, 2011
Frederic W. “Fred” Ballard, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Veterans Affairs public affairs officer and a Navy veteran, died in Community Living Center in Honolulu. He was born in Glendale, Calif. He is survived by wife Sandy, son John, daughter Cindy, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Aliamanu Military Reservation. Mass: 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. next Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice or Friends of the Natatorium. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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; daughter Josei J. Nolasco; sisters Feliciana Arceo and Lolita Ramos; and 22 grandchildren. Services to be held in the Philippines. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Sophie Batisal
April 9, 2011
Sophie Batisal, 82, of Waipahu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by caregivers Hilda and Jerry Agustin. No services.

Modesto Fernandez Bio
April 13, 2011
Modesto Fernandez “Grandpa” Bio, 91, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a Philippine Army veteran who served during World War II, a retired sugar cane plantation foreman and coffee farmer, died in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He was born in Banguit, Abra, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marcela; sons Victorino and Albert; daughters Ina Rego and Kathi Bio; brothers Pedro, Carpo and Ernesto; sister Magdalena Quiocho; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

Betty Jane Brauker
April 13, 2011
Betty Jane Brauker, 88, of Honolulu, a retired laboratory technician and physical therapist, died. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by sons Karl and Erik Moskowitz, daughter Karen Moskowitz-Cozzi, brother Albert Kleinhuizen and two grandchildren. Private services.

Gerald Lewis Brewster
April 8, 2011
Gerald Lewis “Gerry” Brewster, 80, of Holualoa, Hawaii, an architect, a public servant and a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Keauhou, Hawaii. He was born in Redding, Calif. He is survived by wife Lyn, sons Jon and Jason, sister Marilyn Wold and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona or Rotary Club of Kona Foundation.

Ralph Heinz Brun
April 13, 2011
Ralph Heinz Brun, 62, of Kihei, Maui, died at home. He was born in Munich, Germany. He is survived by son Christopher, daughter Jennifer Stearns, mother Juliana Zaccagnino, sister Heidi Piva and numerous grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Rosalia Bolosan Campo
March 25, 2011
Rosalia Bolosan Campo, 79, of Honolulu, a retired sales associate, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Alan and Robert; daughters Gloria Rose, Priscilla Viloria and Cathy Kakuno; brother Arthur Nieto; sisters Maria B. Valenciano, Virginia B. Besas and Josephine N. Lahep; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. next Thursday at St. Philomena. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Chantelle Irene Carlos
March 29, 2011
Chantelle Irene Carlos, 21, of Hilo died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by father Joseph Jr., mother Tracy F. Borges, brother Eddie Borges and sister Sabrina Borges. Private services.

Salome Mitchell Chun
April 9, 2011
Salome Mitchell Chun, 84 of Honolulu, a retired claims examiner at Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Mahukona, Hawaii. She is survived by son Darrell, daughter Lori Ann Apo, brother Alfonso Mitchell, sister Mina Switzer and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lanakila/Nuuanu Ward. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Honolulu Memorial Park.

Harriet Keliihakanoalani Chan DeLong
April 6, 2011
Harriet Keliihaka-noalani Chan “Sister” DeLong, 89, of Honolulu, retired owner of H & R Janitorial Service, died in Hono-lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Lucille “Baby Dee” Vesper and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Eugene Etsuo Echevary
April 10, 2011
Eugene Etsuo “Scratch” Echevary, 62, of Kailua, a carpenter and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Doris Y. Muramoto, son Anson E., stepdaughters Sharlene C. Tamashiro and Sheryl S. Hufalar, mother Helen T., brother Eric I., sister Althea E. Masaki, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Raymond Tadashi Fujimoto
March 14, 2011
Raymond Tadashi Fujimoto, 69, of Honolulu, a self-employed worker doing business as Fujimoto Appliance Repair, died. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Sandra S.; brothers Arthur, Donald, Roy, Sakae and Gerald; and sisters Amy Fujimoto and Karen Nobriga. Private services.

Farhad Ghadjar Ghahremani
April 12, 2011
Farhad Ghadjar Ghahremani, 86, of Honolulu, a retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Iran. He is survived by sons Farshad and Farid, brother Manucher and a grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to the American Heart Association.

Marian Lurline Gora
March 27, 2011
Marian Lurline Gora, 55, of Mililani died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers John and Walter Gora, and Ceferino Maduli; and sisters Leola Warren, Elizabeth Higa, Amelia Gora and Kathleen Shriver. Private services.

Jack Kosei Gusukuma
March 29, 2011
Jack Kosei Gusukuma, 87, of Honolulu, retired owner of Jack’s Drive Inn and Central Y. Coffee Shop, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by sons Harold I., Clifford S. and Chris; sister Norma Tamashiro; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Derek Kiyoshi Hara
April 14, 2011
Derek Kiyoshi Hara, 46, of Pahala, Hawaii, owner of Mizuno Superette in Pahala, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Rochell; parents Glenn and Suzanne; sisters Kathy Hirano, Kristi Komeya and Kelly Tadaki; and grandparent Yaeno Okada. Private services.

Seiko Higa
April 3, 2011
Seiko Higa, 92, of Honolulu, a retired driver-salesman at Honolulu Soda Works and Pepsi Cola, and B & S Store employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kukuihaile, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betsy C., sons the Rev. Clarence and Randall, daughter Carol Toyama, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bertha Nyuk Lum Heu Ho
March 16, 2011
Bertha Nyuk Lum Heu Ho, 94, of Honolulu, retired owner of Punahou Repair Shop, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Brian, Reginald, Malcolm and Christopher; brother Morris Heu; sisters Frances Onaga, Connie Tahara, Marilyn Law and Sylvia Carruthers; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Chinese Buddhist services: 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Joy Yuki Horinouchi
February 26, 2011
Joy Yuki Horinouchi, 51, of Honolulu, a food server, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Theodore T. and Janet M., and sister Ann. Private services.

William Kealaikahikaulawena Kalehua Jr.
March 31, 2011
William Kealaikahikaulawena Kalehua Jr., 69, of Hilo, a retired forklift operator and an Air Force veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Leimomi Berry; brothers John and Paul; sisters Lorena Nelson, Becky Paul and Lilly Hanohano; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Shinobu Kawasaki
March 31, 2011
Shinobu Kawasaki, 87, of Wailuku, a Haleakala Dairy retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Miles, daughter Fay Haake, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Nancy Hanako Kokubun
April 11, 2011
Nancy Hanako Kokubun, 78, of Pearl City died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Mark and Dean, daughters Colleen Hawkins and Teri Ann Handa, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Central Baptist Church, 1217 Nehoa St., Makiki. Services: 6 p.m.

Antone Ledesma
April 2, 2011
Antone Ledesma, 84, of Ewa Beach, a retired merchant seaman, died. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Len and Antone “Tony,” daughter Nina Holmes, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sand Island Beach Park; meet at the first parking lot pavilion. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

Beatrice DeLa Cruz Lum
March 16, 2011
Beatrice DeLa Cruz Lum, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Amfac data control clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harrison H.W., sons Elwood “Woody” and Jeffrey, daughters Beverly Whitaker and Dierdre “Dee Dee” Lum, sister Elizabeth Queja and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church, Kuliouou. Services: 9:45 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m.

Ralph W. Morgan III
April 16, 2011
Ralph W. Morgan III, 47, of Pearl City, an electrician, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Great Lakes, Ill. He is survived by father Ralph Jr., mother Ruth, brother Richard E. and sisters Sherry L. Morgan and Debbie M. Williams. Mass: 9 am. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1525 Waimano Home Road. Burial: 1 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mitsuo Murakami
April 4, 2011
Mitsuo “Mits” Murakami, 89, of Kahului, a Federal Aviation Administration communications relay equipment operator, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Irene Okumura and Linda Ogata, sisters Haruko Yoza and Grace K. Murakami, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

John Phillip O’Donovan
March 18, 2011
John Phillip O’Donovan, 48, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a computer graphic artist in the electronic gaming industry, died. He was born in Jefferson, Iowa. He is survived by father Richard Donovan; brothers Timothy, Thomas, Stephen and Joseph Donovan; and sisters Patricia Larson, Jane Donovan and Mary Papagiannis. Services held.

Seraphin Octavio
April 17, 2011
Seraphin Octavio, 97, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Kekaha Sugar Co. crane operator, died. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by sons Emanuel, Timothy, Luke and Zachary Octavio, and Kenneth Vidinha; brother Frank; sisters Josephine Douglass and Sylvia Yonalunus; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Koloa Catholic Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Kelii Isaac Pakaki
April 9, 2011
Kelii Isaac “Braddah” Pakaki, 28, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by parents Dwayne and Sheryl, brothers Brennon and BJ Pias, and sisters Leolani and Anela C. Pias. Private services.

Charles J. Patterson Jr.
April 10, 2011
Charles J. “Chuck” Patterson Jr., 82, of Wailea, Maui, a retiree, former Castle & Cooke Inc. executive and former CEO and principal at Arneson Products Inc., died at home. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by wife JoAnn; sons David, Doug and Steve; daughter Terry; stepdaughters Debra and Paula; and 12 grandchildren. Services held. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice Maui at www.hospicemaui.org.

Joseph John Ramia
April 14, 2011
Joseph John Ramia, 80, of Honolulu, president of Gentry Homes, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Phyllis B., sons Mark and Sean, daughters Michele Ramia and Christina Toconis, sister Claudette Miller and six grandchildren. Private services.

Macrina Flores Rivera
March 10, 2011
Macrina Flores Rivera, 80, of Waipahu, a retired custodian with the state Department of Transportation Airports Division, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Fernando, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Virgie Sabugo, Vernicie McKinney, Cynthia Galinato and Coralei Nguyen; three brothers; two sisters; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery.

Herbert Cecil Sharp
March 26, 2011
Herbert Cecil Sharp, also known as “Captain Sharp,” “C Sharp” and “Cec Sharp,” 87, of Honolulu, a Navy retiree, died. He was born in El Dorado, Kan. He is survived by wife Barbara, son Phillip, daughter Lindy, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

Barbara Mildred Speer
April 18, 2011
Barbara Mildred Speer, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Kentron Ltd. cost accountant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by son Ron Cleveland, daughter Devon Murawski, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Fort DeRussy Chapel. Private committal of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Frank Hosea Stevens Jr.
April 17, 2011
Frank Hosea Stevens Jr., 83, of Hilo, a retired surveyor for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died at home. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Puleiala V.; sons Gary, Robert, Ameto, David and Hayden; daughters Alisa Stevens, Tua Phillips, Linda Fitten and Maggie Ramos; sister Marjorie D. Belsma; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Gerald Kelekoma Sylvester
April 8, 2011
Gerald Kelekoma Sylvester, 63, of Kailua, a blacksmith at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by parents James and Haleakala; brothers Harold “Hanaukama” Sylvester and Kauka and John “Kamealoha” Ellingsworth; and sisters Beverly “Kehau” Stanich, Bernadette “Mopsy” Cavaco and Brenda “Kaui” Baldarston. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Thai Van Tran
April 1, 2011
Thai Van Tran, 92, of Honolulu died in Maluhia Long-term Care Health Center. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by wife Hang Thi Vo, sons Thai Hung and Thai Long, and daughter Thien Nga. Visitation: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Mass: 4:30 p.m. at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Cremation to follow.

Monico Bautista Tugade
April 9, 2011
Monico Bautista Tugade, 90, of Honolulu, a retired King’s Bakery dishwasher, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Encarnacion “Cion”; sons Franklin, Elgito “Elgie” and Jayson; daughters Lucy Coloma, Ofelina Pagdilao, Bellarose Grande, Adoracion Retuta and Elsa Pizarro; brother Diego; sister Florida Saludez; 24 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. next Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Pearl Henrietta Young Victor
April 5, 2011
Pearl Henrietta Young Victor, 94, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Raymond R., daughters Raynette Ludington and Pearllette Simao, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Mass: 11 am. Burial: 1 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Helen Chock Jeng Wong
March 29, 2011
Helen Chock Jeng Wong, 96, of Aiea died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by son Wah Lun, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Natsuko Yasuda
March 11, 2011
Natsuko Yasuda, 92, of Waipahu, a retired self-employed barber, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Carole Inouye. Private services.






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