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Obituaries

For Thursday, April 28, 2011


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LAST UPDATED: 02:38 a.m. HST, Apr 28, 2011



Flaviano Billaber Alcain
March 29, 2011
Flaviano Billaber “Dong” Alcain, 79, of Keei Mauka, Hawaii, a carpenter, state Department of Interior archaeological excavator and baker’s assistant at Standard Bakery, died at home. He was born in Wailapa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Abelina Acol; sons Edmund F., Leonard and Douglas; daughters Verena and Evanelle Grace, and Freida Smith; brothers Roger, Gregorio, Benjamin and Andres; sisters Rosalina Miller, Philomena Arnise, Lucina Alcain, Norma Duterte and Andrea Vanderhook; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. tomorrow at St. John’s Catholic Church, Kealakekua. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Toshiko Kiyonaga Arakaki
April 21, 2011
Toshiko Kiyonaga Arakaki, 78, of Eleele, Kauai, a retiree, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. She is survived by husband Akio and sister Setsuko Fukushima. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Lava Mary Esther Chambers
April 17, 2011
Lava Mary Esther Chambers, infant daughter of David Y. Kent and Tiffany Chambers of Kapaa, Kauai, died in Ho no lulu. She was born in Ho no lulu. Private services.

William Ah Sung Chang
April 14, 2011
William “Bill” and “Sonny” Ah Sung Chang, 87, of Ho no lulu, a retired Lester D. Lawson sales manager, owner of Volume Distributors and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Thelma; sons Wesley and Derrick; daughters Judy and Lisa; brothers Harold, Charles, Walter, James and Richard; and sister Mary Young. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Joanne Esther Choy
April 22, 2011
Joanne Esther Choy, 72, of Ho no lulu, a retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Torrance, Calif. She is survived by daughters Laurie Dalan and Linda Choy, sister Sharon Scrivens and two grandchildren. Private services.

David Augustus Coleman
April 17, 2011
David Augustus Coleman, 44, of Volcano, Hawaii, a local business executive, died in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He was born in Pittsburgh. He is survived by father Bernard, mother Jane Boyer and brother Daniel. Private services.

Ambrose M. Costa Jr.
April 6, 2011
Ambrose M. “Jr” Costa Jr., 84, of Kitsap, Wash., a retired city employee and an Army veteran, died in Kitsap. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ambrose M. III and Daniel, John and Jaymes Negrillo; daughters Debra C. Collender, Alicia M. Costa, Cristina Livesay, Emma Lumives and Janet Moniz; brother Gordon M.; sisters Kathleen Gomes and Charlotte Perry; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Ka ne ohe. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

John Elton Couture Jr.
April 16, 2011
John Elton “Jay” Couture Jr., 59, of Hilo, a taxi driver at J’s Island Taxi, died at home. He was born in Sacramento, Calif. He is survived by son James, daughter Aala Fiti, mother Samie Olds, sister Kay Iopa and four grandchildren. Private services.

Franklin Dale Dickson
April 13, 2011
Franklin Dale “Frank” Dickson, 66, of Makaha, a carpenter and animal rehabilitator, died in Makaha. He was born in San Antonio. He is survived by daughters Shanti and Risa and a grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Kapolei.

Ronald Paul Farman
April 16, 2011
Ronald Paul “Ron” Farman, 67, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a musician and local businessman, died in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He is survived by wife Julie, son Landaal, daughter Joann Zbin, brothers David Farman and Merle Kreiss, sister Maxine Kellum and twin grandsons. Private services.

Helen Finn
April 17, 2011
Helen Finn, 82, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired bookkeeper, died at home. She was born in Newark, N.J. She is survived by husband Joseph F. Sr., son Joseph F. Jr., daughter Patricia Anthony, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Shizuko Hamai
March 9, 2011
Shizuko Hamai, 94, of Hilo, a retired cafeteria worker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kauleau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Jay and Michael, daughter Kay Carhart, brother Hiroshi Morioka, sisters Tomoe Hara and Amy Akana, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Hazel Miyoko Imai
April 8, 2011
Hazel Miyoko Imai, 83, of Honolulu, a retired secretary for the federal government, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Sheldon, daughter Jo Ann Segawa and two grandchildren. Private services.

Namie Tomoyasu Iwata
April 20, 2011
Namie Tomoyasu “Florence” Iwata, 91, of Aiea, a retired Alfred Shaheen seamstress, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Thomas M., sons Alan and Bryan, daughter Caran, sisters Gracine Nakamoto and Violet Tomoyasu, five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Nellie Katsumi Kamigaki
April 21, 2011
Nellie Katsumi Kamigaki, 93, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired coffee and macadamia nut farmer, died at home. She was born in Honaunau. She is survived by son Robert, daughters Ethel Nizato and Judy Katahara, sister Kaoru Tsuru, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Sachio Koyada
March 12, 2011
Sachio Ko ya da, 83, of Pearl City, a Kuakini and Queen’s medical centers retiree and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Gloria; son Dwight; daughters Linda Yoshida, Wanda Koyada and Joyce Foster; brothers Masao and Yoshio; sisters Margaret Tanabe and Florence Oh; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Incorrect information in an obituary published yesterday.

Chuen Wah Lau
April 18, 2011
Chuen Wah “Peter” Lau, 74, of Ho no lulu, a retired accounting clerk, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by son Johnny; brothers Chuen Tak, Chuen Tim, Chuen Biu, Chuen Bor, Chuen Chiu, Chuen Wing, Chuen Hon, Chuen Wai, Chuen Cheung and Chuen Kai; sisters Lai Yung, Lai Fun, Lai Fong, Lai Kwun, Lai Hing, Lai Yin and Lai Chee; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

William Lima III
March 31, 2011
William “Yama” Lima III, 62, of Pearl City died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Yvonne J.; sons Scott “Scotty” and William “Bigs” IV; parents William and Lily; brothers Rodney, Walter and Warren; sisters Linda Lima and Puanani Hardy; and several grandchildren. Private services.

Felicidad Antonio Martin
April 20, 2011
Felicidad Antonio Martin, also known as “Fely” and “Ising,” 69, of Honolulu, a nursery worker at Koba’s Nursery, died in Honolulu. She was born in Mayantoc, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by husband Crispin; sons Christopher, Glenn and Jay; daughters Eileen, Jennifer and Althea Andres; mother Dionisia Antonio; sisters Bernarda A. Valdez and Aurelia Antonio; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Mass: 7 p.m. Burial at a later date in Mayantoc. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Bessie Hiroko Nakasone
April 18, 2011
Bessie Hiroko Nakasone, 91, of Hilo, a homemaker and former Cafe 100 waitress, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Nelson, daughters Pauline Masuda and Karen Fujiyama, sister Judith Uyetake, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Gentaro Ota
March 31, 2011
Gentaro Ota, 85, of Hauula, a city wastewater plant operator, died in Hauula. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Elsie Dowing. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Gernot Pieber
April 21, 2011
Gernot “Dusty” Pieber, 32, of Honolulu, an employee at Hostelling International-Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Austria. He is survived by wife Ute P., parents Herman and Sylvia, and grandparents. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waikiki Beach, near the Duke Kahanamoku Statue. Loose flowers welcome.

Jesus Ramirez
April 13, 2011
Jesus “Jesse” Ramirez, 63, of Makawao, Maui, a General Motors Muni transit operator in Oakland, Calif., died in Makawao. He was born in Guadalupe, Makati Rizal, Philippines. He is survived by son Mark Franklin, daughters Maia Alexander and Tirza Dawson, mother Adela, brothers Francisco and Patrick, sisters Arlene Ramirez-Moniz and Susan Ramirez, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Rick Rickel
April 14, 2011
Rick Rickel, 55, of Aiea, an Army retiree and federal government employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He is survived by son Richard II; mother Margarite Stone; brothers Kenneth and Albert Rickel, and Walter Stone; and sister Shelly Stone. Private services.

John Robert Roach
April 18, 2011
John Robert Roach, 65, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Kelly Construction journeyman carpenter and a Marine Corps retiree, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, Hilo. He was born in Brownwood, Texas. He is survived by wife Patricia Trimble; son Matt; daughters Tracey Tiffin and Jen and Carla Trimble; four sisters; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Frank Ruiz
April 23, 2011
Frank “Frankie Boy” Ruiz, 27, of Honolulu died in Ho no lulu. He was born in Sacramento, Calif. He is survived by daughter Kyrie, father Richard, mother Valerie Boxall, stepfather Jack Boxall, brother Emiliano, sisters Killeen Ruiz and Maxcine Hope, and grandparent Lurline Hope. Services: 11 a.m. today at Church of Christ, 1732 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu. Aloha attire.

Susan Atsuko Sakai
March 14, 2011
Susan Atsuko Sakai, 89, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian Bank secretary, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nieces Marjorie Murakami and Patricia Arita. Private services.

Jan K. TenBruggencate
April 17, 2011
Jan K. TenBruggencate, 89, of Madison, Wis., a longtime Molokai pineapple researcher and author of a history the Hawaiian pineapple industry, died in Madison. He was born in the Netherlands. He is survived by wife Joan H., sons Jan W. and W. Peter, daughter M. Alison and four grandchildren. Services held in Wisconsin.

Marilyn Jean Tidwell
March 23, 2011
Marilyn Jean Tidwell, 71, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Davenport, Iowa. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Tony, daughter Melody Standiford and five grandchildren. Services held.

Doris Michiko Watanabe
April 20, 2011
Doris Michiko Watanabe, 65, of Paukaa, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Hideo and Masaru; and sisters Harumi Koga, Etsuko Horio and Eunice Hamamoto. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Helen-Edwina Kahale Windrath
April 20, 2011
Helen-Edwina Kahale “Faddy” Windrath, 57, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Tug and Barge Co. commissary administrator, died at home. She was born in Ho-nolulu. She is survived by husband Ernest P.; son Ronald K. Gouveia Jr.; daughter Brandie M. Padilla; brothers Elliot and Farrell DeMatta; sisters Donna Lii, Harriett Smith and Honey-Lei Samer; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Richard Eichi Yanagida
April 9, 2011
Richard Eichi Yanagida, 81, of Pearl City, a retired Army chief warrant officer, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Fumiko, son Alan E., daughters Jo Ann Okada and Lynne S. Yanagida, and five grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.






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