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Obituaries

For Friday, May 20, 2011


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Jose Abian Agorilla
May 7, 2011
Jose Abian Agorilla, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Akahi Services landscaper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Bernarda; daughters Perlita Pablo, Clarita Bangloy, Cres Tamayo, and Lauriana “Lorie” Simpliciano; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. next Friday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Kalihi. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Yoshiko Akatsuka
April 24, 2011
Yoshiko Akatsuka, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Fujiya Honpo Inc. packer, died. She was born in Shiga-ken, Japan. She is survived by son Andrew Y. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

LaVerne Theresa Calonico
May 10, 2011
LaVerne Theresa Calonico, 85, of Kailua, a retired State of California employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband Frederick, son Frederick Jr., daughter Karen Tam, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. today at St. Anthony’s of Padua Church in Kailua. Mass: 11 a.m. Inurnment to be held on the mainland at a later date. Aloha attire. Donations may be made to St. Anthony’s of Padua Church, 148-A Makawao St., Kailua, HI 96734; or to Church of the Epiphany, 827 Vienna St., San Francisco, CA 94112. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Elizabeth De Mello
May 14, 2011
Elizabeth De Mello, 93, of Lahaina, a Maui Pineapple Co. trimmer, died in Hale Makua in Kahului. She was born in Haiku. She is survived by son Clifford, sisters Minnie Maldonado and Rosie Estrella, six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Stephen Lee Frey
May 14, 2011
Stephen Lee Frey, 27, of Wailuku died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Royal Oak, Mich. He is survived by father Terry; mother Bethany; sisters Lauren Frey and Amanda Kent; grandparents Henry and Gail Smith, and Lu Frey; and great-grandmother Margaret Gardner. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to Wailuku Door of Faith Church, 432 Waiehu Beach Road, Wailuku, HI 96793; and to Church of the Nazarene, 192 W. Kamehameha Ave., Kahului, HI 96732. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Yoshio Hirata
May 13, 2011
Yoshio “Scully” Hirata, 83, of Aiea, a retired Schofield Barracks civil service plumber and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Aiea. He was born in Kunia. He is survived by wife Alice, son Wayde, daughter Gayle Cummins and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kotaro Hishinuma
May 3, 2011
Kotaro Hishinuma, 95, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

Ting Chia Hsu
May 5, 2011
Ting Chia Hsu, 89, of Hilo, a Taiwanese air force retiree, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Sichuan, China. He is survived by wife Mao Shen; sons Kai Sine, Kai Zi, Kai Nan and Kai Wei; daughters Kai Fen Yamashiro, Kai Chen Jillson, and Kai Ti Harrington; stepsons Zheng and David Wei Chen; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services to be held a later date.

Samuel Kailipaka Jr.
May 17, 2011
Samuel Kailipaka Jr., 80, of Hilo, a retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut crew chief, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Lillian, son Nick, daughters Charmaine Day and TammyAnn Ryan, brother Joseph, sister Kapua Andrade, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Sylvia Sun Yuen Jong Kam
April 9, 2011
Sylvia Sun Yuen Jong Kam, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Chinese crack seed store manager, died in Palo Alto, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Denis; sons Kendrick and Karlton; daughters Karen Yuk Kun Cleage and Kathy Yuk Jun Benanua; brothers Monroe, Harrison and Norman Jong; sisters Glenice Lee, Serena Kwong and Sally Louie; and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Grace Haruko Kanai
May 10, 2011
Grace Haruko Kanai, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village housekeeper, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Howard S.; daughters Sylvia S. Taka kawa, Eileen Y. Kuwayama, and Pauline S. Walker; brother Charles M. Okimura; sisters Gertrude H. Saito and Irene S. Okimura; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 210, Honolulu, HI 96814.

Kazue H. Kawakami
May 5, 2011
Kazue H. “Ellen” Kawakami, 95, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired state Department of Education cafeteria manager, died in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. She is survived by sons David, Nathan and Galen; daughter Florence Cleary; sister Yukie Ueoka; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Philip Kala Kekuewa III
May 7, 2011
Philip Kala “Kala” Kekuewa III, 41, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by companion Raynette Galeng, sons Philip “Laka” IV and Royal, daughters Mahina and Moana, parents Sonny and Diane, and sisters Leialoha and Queenie Kekuewa, Kathy Williamson, Terry Miura and Susan Sorenson. Visitation and services: 9 a.m. Monday at Elks Club. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. Lei and loose flowers welcome. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.

Harold Kwan
May 8, 2011
Harold Kwan, 86, of Kalihi, a retired ‘Iolani School tennis coach, died in Kalihi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Marjorie Gift Martin
April 27, 2011
Marjorie Gift “Peedie” Martin, 84, of Kailua, a preschool teacher with a private school, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by sons Michael R., Timothy P. and Peter R.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 11 a.m. June 4 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Lorrin Mitsuyuki Matsumoto
May 4, 2011
Lorrin Mitsuyuki Matsumoto, 56, of Mililani died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Debbie Y., daughters Kellie-Ann and Brittny, brothers Neal and Arlen, and sisters Shirley Hayashi and Cheryl Wachi. Private services. No monetary offerings.

David Ka‘aumoana McKenney
May 11, 2011
David Ka‘aumoana McKenney, 45, of Honolulu, a Punahou School seventh-grade social studies teacher and a captain and navigator in the Polynesian Voyaging Society who sailed on the Hokule‘a, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Keapomauokamoanamalie, daughter Emmalia K.K., parents Peter and Luanna F., brother G. Hali‘ihau and former wife Roxanna Ching. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Punahou School Thurston Memorial Chapel. Services: noon. Scattering of ashes: 7:30 a.m. Monday at San Souci Beach, Waikiki. In lieu of flowers and lei, donations suggested to Punahou School or the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Donations for either institution may be sent to Punahou School, 1601 Punahou St., Honolulu, HI 96822.

Edward Edot Monje
May 7, 2011
Edward Edot Monje, 75, of Hono-lulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village maintenance employee and Army National Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Caroline; sons Earl Morita and Edward Jr., Gaylord and Nathan Monje; daughter Laurie Lucas; brother Lawrence; sister Edith Esteban; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Aileen Haruko Nakamura
April 28, 2011
Aileen Haruko Nakamura, 80, of Lahaina, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Yoshiharu “Sammy”; sons Clyde T. and Scot K.; daughters Kathleen Phillips and Cindy M. and Lynn N. Nakamura; brothers Ichiro, Masa, Hideo and Michael Kiku yama; sister Edna Goya; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Maria Cecilia Nishida
May 13, 2011
Maria Cecilia “Aloma” Nishida, 57, of Kahului died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Pohnpei. She is survived by companion Antreas Abraham; sons Walter, Fred and Steven Jr.; daughter Stefenie Green; brothers Mike and Gabriel Helgenberger; sisters Dekla Helgenberger and Nihni Jacob; and three grand children. Private services.

Shoso Nitta
April 20, 2011
Shoso Nitta, 84, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by brothers Sachio, Thomas and Lionel. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Richard Kenji Noda
May 8, 2011
Richard Kenji Noda, 80, of Wailuku, a retired civil service worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. He is survived by sisters Nancy N. Taba and Fay M. Zukeran. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Herminia Bergantinos Olegario
April 23, 2011
Herminia Bergantinas “Minia” Olegario, 62, of Waipahu, a retired Sheraton Waikiki Hotel employee, died in Waipahu. She was born in Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Victor B. Jr. and Temoteo B.; mother Martina Bergantinos; brothers Ben, Paquito, Irenio, Amado and Betty Bergantinos; sister Aida Baldevarona; and four grandchildren. Visitations: 6 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Monday. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Frances Ching Pfeiffer
May 2, 2011
Frances Ching “Popo” Pfeiffer, 95, of Honolulu, a Yum Yum Tree food service employee, died at home. She was born in Ewa Beach. She is survived by daughters Marie Sakamoto, Sylvia Addison, and Paulette Haliniak; sister Rose Ching; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Peace. Mass: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial.

Charles Carlos Reyes Jr.
May 11, 2011
Charles Carlos Reyes Jr., 42, of Molokai, an L & M Nishida Weatherproofing Inc. employee, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Molokai. He is survived by father Charles, brother Travis, sisters Johnessa Quintua and Susan Kaahanui, and hanai parents John and Dorothy Quintua. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hoolehua Cemetery.

Carolyn Jean Stephens-Malcom
May 16, 2011
Carolyn Jean Stephens-Malcom, 65, of Kapolei died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Anson, Texas. She is survived by husband Vernon “Dink” Malcom, sons Jack O. III and C. Michael Stephens, daughter Jacquelyn M. Obenchain and five grandchildren. Private services.

Toshio Takahashi
April 30, 2011
Toshio Takahashi, 90, of Kaneohe, a Quality Builders general contractor and an Army veteran who served in World War II and with the Military Intelligence Service, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Clyde S., daughter Susan T., brothers Tsugio and Edwin H., sisters Mii Takakuwa and Harriet N. Kuwahara, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Sandra Lee Samson Thomas
April 30, 2011
Sandra Lee Samson Thomas, 57, of Wahiawa, a federal government human resources specialist, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Dwight L., sons Roderick Samson and Kuaika Thomas, daughters Adia and Danita, brothers Charles and Dennis Samson, sister Sheila Mizusawa and five grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Rylie Elizabeth Molia Moana‘ala Tupai-Brown
April 26, 2011
Rylie Elizabeth Molia Moana‘ala Tupai-Brown, 3, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in Alaska. She is survived by father Lawrence Tupai, mother Jessica Brown, grandparent Deanna Smith and great-grandparents Dale and Linda Cabalbal. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Yoshimi Jasmine Wong-Iizuka
May 16, 2011
Yoshimi Jasmine Wong-Iizuka, 54, of Honolulu, a former Hilton Grand Vacations Club concierge, died. She was born in Ibaraki-ken, Japan. She is survived by daughter Toni “Sakura,” mother Kikuko and brothers Tomio and Masaru. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at International Japanese Christian Church. Casual attire.






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