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Obituaries

For Sunday, April 24, 2011


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LAST UPDATED: 02:13 a.m. HST, Apr 24, 2011



Michael Hiroshi Abe
April 11, 2011
Michael Hiroshi Abe, 65, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Transit Services bus driver, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Faye; son Reed; daughter Lee-Ann; brother Kevin; sisters Sandra Tamanaha, Pamela Hirayasu, Merle Abe and Verna Nishimura; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Francisca Dagan Alejandro
April 14, 2011
Francisca Dagan Alejandro, 64, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Hanamaulu Cafe kitchen helper, died at home. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Mark, mother Dionicia Dagan, sister Saturnina Bumanglag and hanai mother Maximina Pascual and family. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Lutheran Church. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Margarita Gabat Domligan Antonio
March 31, 2011
Margarita Gabat Domligan "Garet" Antonio, 84, of Ho-nolulu, a retired care home operator for Antonio Care Home, died in Honolulu. She was born in Banayoyo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Peter; son David Domligan; daughter Jennifer; sisters Victorina Bugarin, Esther Cardona and Susana Baguso; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Ethel Kazue Basuel
April 3, 2011
Ethel Kazue Basuel, 84, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ronald Sakka and Andy Basuel; daughters Judy Belisario, Gale Scott and Colleen Loughlin; brother George Okazaki; sister Ayame Yama-guchi; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Charles R. Beamer
March 29, 2011
Charles R. "Dick" Beamer, 92, of Ewa Beach, a retired Army major and chairman of the Hawaii Lions International Youth Camp, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Anderson, Ind. He is survived by hanai grandchild EileenLynn, nieces and nephews. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Ewa Beach Lions Club in support of the 2011 Hawaii Lions International Youth Camp, P.O. Box 2044, Ewa Beach, HI 96706. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Mariano Ramoran Carlos Jr.
April 10, 2011
Mariano Ramoran Carlos Jr., 46, of Waianae, a truck driver, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Wendy; sons Ashton and Mariano III; daughters Mae, Ashlyn and Mari; father Mariano R. Sr.; stepmother MaryJane; brother Ryan; and sisters Summer and Autumn. A convoy on Saturday begins at 8:45 a.m. at Keehi Lagoon and ends at Nanakuli Beach Park, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes and luncheon to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Boris Bounsou Chanthalangsy
April 20, 2011
Boris Bounsou Chanthalangsy, 80, of Honolulu, a Lao Buddhist Foundation spiritual leader, died. He was born in Laos. He is survived by wife Savannah, son Sounthala, daughter Vanphen, brother Dee and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m.

Sui-Wu Chow
April 17, 2011
Sui-Wu Chow, 84, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Nanking, China. He is survived by wife May I., two sons and six grandchildren. Private services.

Katherine Jon-Macdonald Donovan
April 18, 2011
Katherine Jon-Macdonald Donovan, 57, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a Waikoloa Elementary School substitute teacher, died. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband James; daughters Stacy Frances and Melissa d'Arabian; sisters Virginia Miller, Louise Todd and Patricia Macdonald; and nine grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Francis Jackin Fu
March 25, 2011
Francis Jackin Fu, 63, of Kailua, a Bank of Hawaii branch manager, Trans Quality Inc. retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Ho-nolulu. He is survived by wife JoAnn M.; son Kenneth S.Y.; brother Dr. Denis; and sisters Linda Wolfenbarger, Deanna Park and Patricia Lee. Private services.

Elaine Ikuko Fukuda
April 2, 2011
Elaine Ikuko Fukuda, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Outrigger Hotels pay master, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Ho-nolulu. She is survived by sons Kenric and Walden, daughters Kathleen Fukuji and Ernell Aoki, sisters Carol Fujita and Annie Okada, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Herberta A.L. Gaspar
April 18, 2011
Herberta A.L. "Bertie" Gaspar, 67, of Kaneohe, a retired Budget Rent A Car customer service representative, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George; sons Christopher, Anthony and Richard; daughters Sydney "Tootie" De Cambra and Allyn and Ramsey Gaspar; stepfather Alvin Kulani; brothers Sterling and Herbert Lau; sisters Sandra Young and Marsha Yim; and 16 grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Church, 46-129 Haiku Road. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Michael Kyun Ho
April 11, 2011
Michael Kyun Ho, 76, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Jong Soon; son Kevin; daughters Pamela Lee and Yun Hee Ho; brothers Jun and David; sisters Frances DeWeil, Annie Bae and Lisa Small; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dolores Garcia Hudcovic
March 28, 2011
Dolores Garcia Hudcovic, also known as "Dee" and "Dolly," 76, of Kihei, Maui, formerly of Waipahu, a former Straub Clinic & Hospital employee and retired co-owner of Covic Realty and Covic Construction Co., died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Alfred "Al Covic"; sons Michael and Alan; daughters Valerie Hudcovic, Lori Miller and Andrea Comstock; brother Roger Garcia; sister Loretta Garcia; hanai brothers Dong and Raymond Garcia; hanai sisters Girlie Mago and Lee Kamahele; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 11 a.m. Private inurnment at Makawao Veterans Cemetery.

George Richard Ilae
April 9, 2011
George Richard Ilae, 67, of Honolulu, an Ilikai Hotel head of housekeeping, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Adela, son George R. Jr., sister Deanna Elderts, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Henry Kalani Kahakelii
April 3, 2011
Henry Kalani Kahakelii, 54, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother John. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Darlene Mary Kamaka
April 9, 2011
Darlene Mary Kamaka, 47, of Waianae, a minister, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Ho- nolulu. She is survived by husband Nathan D.; sons Shane T., Keali'i D. and Zechariah A. Calarruda-Kamaka; daughter Joye N. "Puaala," mother Rosebell Calarruda; brothers Michael and Clayton Calarruda; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Esther Masako Kawamae
April 2, 2011
Esther Masako Kawamae, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Kalihi-Palama Public Library technician, died at home. She was born in Ho-nolulu. She is survived by companion Kenneth Kunisaki, sons Stephen S. and Ivan M., daughter Gail Y. Youn, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Charlotte Roselani Marciel Kimi
March 19, 2011
Charlotte Roselani Marciel Kimi, 86, of Hilo and Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son Alan, daughters Stephanie Noe-Kimi Buchanan and Patti Kimi-Woodd; brothers David and Patrick Marciel; sisters Jeanette Tokunaga and Peggy Spencer; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter.

Carol Kim Cheun Lau
April 11, 2011
Carol Kim Cheun Lau, 77, of Kula, Maui, a retired government employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by husband Henry, son Dr. Jonathan, daughter Cynthia Takamine, brothers Abraham and Donald Ho, sisters Dorothy and Marilyn Ho, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady Queen of Angels, Kula. Mass: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Ruth Laura Mahuka
April 6, 2011
Ruth Laura Mahuka, 67, of Nanakuli died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clayton; sons Alfred, Robert, Clayton and Solomon; daughters Debby, Claytreen and Helen; and brother Billy Faubion. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Shizuka Nagao
April 15, 2011
Shizuka "Alice" Tottori Nagao, 92, of Honolulu, retired founder of Eiyoh Do Inc. and owner of Health Food Products of Hawaii, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kei and Gen Iinuma, daughter Meri A., sister Rhoda Teshima, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Joseph Nauka
March 29, 2011
Joseph "Uncle Joe" Nauka, 77, of Nanakuli, a retiree, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by caregiver Sunsiree and sister Eleanor Kaliko. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Sharon Akiko Nakazaki Nihei
March 29, 2011
Sharon Akiko Nakazaki Nihei, 60, of Honolulu, a former Hawaii State Civil Defense personnel office employee and design illustrator for a T-shirt company, died in Ho-nolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Roy H., son Scott K., brothers Dean Y. and Earl K. Nakazaki, and sister Sandra S.N. Dobesh. Private services.

The Rev. Francis G. Peterson
April 14, 2011
The Rev. Francis G. Peterson, 85, of Honolulu, a Roman Catholic priest, died in VA Center for Aging. He was born in Pennsylvania. No survivors. Eulogy: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Wear appropriate attire for a priest's funeral. Lei only. Donations suggested to the church, 800 Kaheka St., Honolulu, HI 96814.

Ruth Winefred Romick
April 13, 2011
Ruth Winefred Romick, 94, of Kailua-Kona, a retired receptionist for a newspaper, died at home. She was born in Delagua, Colo. She is survived by daughter Joanna Mantyla, brother Frederic Schlendering, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. June 25 at the family residence on Hao Street. For information, call 937-9808.

Thomas Anthony Rupp
April 16, 2011
Thomas Anthony Rupp, 63, of Kihei, Maui, a retired commercial pilot, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Annie; sons Ronnie Galloway Jr., Michael Rupp and Elliott Garay; daughters Christina Hebert, Angel Garcia, Jennifer and Amanda Rupp, Angela Kandrack and Alexis Kappe; twin brother Henry; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at King's Cathedral, Kahului. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. No flowers. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Rose Sniffen
March 29, 2011
Rose Sniffen, 79, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by sons Wayne, Alvin, Jason and Allan Jr.; daughters Laurie Hoffman, Zena and Corrine Sniffen, Alena Lee and Rebecca Taoy; brother Antonio Sales; sister Jane Abulon; 19 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1403 A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Candido Homowan Tagalog
April 2, 2011
Candido Homowan Tagalog, 76, of Waipahu, an Air Force retiree and a Waipahu Recreation Center lifeguard, died in Aiea. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Gloria E.; sons James P., Marcos E., Tilden M., Glen D., Matthias E. and Dominick E.; daughters Cindy Ann T. Nieves and Brenda L. Gonzalez; brother Simplicio; sister Loretta Shinozawa; 23 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Committal service: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Clayton Hisaaki Tsuha
April 9, 2011
Clayton Hisaaki Tsuha, 60, of Ho-nolulu, a Servco-Toyota City service representative, taxi driver for The Cab and a National Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Audrey Matsumoto; brother Wesley; sisters Hatsuko Higa, Laraine D'Amico, Susan and Charlene Arellano, and Marsha Chang; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Tomoki Uchiyama
April 20, 2011
Tomoki Uchiyama, 79, of Lihue, a painter in the construction industry, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by brother Richard and sister Sueko Watase. Services pending.






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