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Obituaries

For Tuesday, May 24, 2011


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Gregory Abaya
April 18, 2011
Gregory Abaya, 73, of Honolulu, a life insurance and real estate agent, funeral plan memorial sales counselor and Army National Guard private first class, died in Honolulu. He was born in Banayo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Frances A., daughter Marjorie Vidal, hanai son Robert Vidal, sisters Nora Escobar and Dominga Manog, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. No black attire. Condolences may be sent at www.hawaii-funeralservices.com.

Annette Kaye Choi
May 10, 2011
Annette Kaye Choi, 59, of Haleiwa died in Haleiwa. She was born in Montgomery, Md. She is survived by former husband Leroy J.S., son Daniel L., brother James K. Holdren and three grandchildren. Private services.

Daphne Kahaunani Ellis Cremer
May 10, 2011
Daphne Kahaunani Ellis “Dee” Cremer, 65, of Anahola, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Ronnie Sr.; sons David, Ronnie Jr., Ricky and Shawn; daughters Doreen Gomes and Kanani Kawamura; sisters Celeste Farias, Alana Agustin and Valerie Santos; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Aloha Church, Lihue. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Gerald Alan Hiatt
April 29, 2011
Gerald Alan Hiatt, 70, of Honolulu, an internist/gastroenterologist and Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Berkeley, Calif. He is survived by wife Diane, sons Robert and Tadd, daughter Heather Kunz, brother William, sister Judith Tuttle and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Olivet Baptist Church, 1775 S. Beretania St. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Yolanda Sachiko Hirohata
May 11, 2011
Yolanda Sachiko Hirohata, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Beauty Products clerk, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George N., son Edson T., daughter Susan M. Hirohata-Kano, sisters July N. Hamada and Elizabeth N. Kosaka, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Hwy. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Harry Yasuo Hiromoto
May 15, 2011
Harry Yasuo Hiromoto, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. employee, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Thomas and Warren, and sisters Ellen HIromoto and Mary Danley. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m.

Hiram Kapu Kamana
April 16, 2011
Hiram Kapu “Big Head” Kamana, 72, of Waianae, a kumu of the Hawaiian organization Mauka to Makai, died in Aiea. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by sons Shane and Hiram Jr.; daughters Tammy K. Yeager, Thomasine “Sina” Kamana and Leihua Savini; hanai son Paul Zoller; sisters Florence L. Barrozo and Donna M. Gaspar; 22 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead. Paina at 2 p.m. at Nanakuli Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Hiroshi Kato
April 14, 2011
Hiroshi Kato, 89, of Honolulu, former Circuit Court judge, state representative, attorney and Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, will be remembered in services at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet H., sons Keith H. and John Y., daughter Joanne M. Aloiau, brother Tadashi and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. at the mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Laura M.N. Kealalio
May 17, 2011
Laura M.N. Keala-lio, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Queen’s Medical Center mail clerk, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Norbert and Wayne, daughters Izetta Iwata and Odetta Fujimori, 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 31 at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences may be sent online at www.borthwickoahu.com.

Russell Itsuo Matsuura
May 4, 2011
Russell Itsuo Ma-tsuura, 63, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nam Mi, daughters Aimee and Ruth, and brothers Norman, Reggie and Carl. Private services.

Thelma Toshie Nakata
May 6, 2011
Thelma Toshie Nakata, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Warfel Opticians office manager, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Rae Y. Nakata-Boyack, brother Wallace F. Kuniyuki and sister Betty S. Tamaribuchi. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Kaoru Noda
May 5, 2011
Kaoru Noda, 86, of Hilo, a retired University of Hawaii at Hilo biology professor, director, provost and vice chancellor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Lillian H.; daughters Laura and Diane Noda, Karen Emeerson and Sharon Kataoka; sisters Sachiko Yanagihara and Miriam Ohye; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Monday at Church of the Holy Cross, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Haruyo Okuda
May 3, 2011
Haruyo Okuda, 87, of Hilo, a seamstress and retired proprietor of the former Golden Thimble in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Hiram and Lloyd; daughter Karen Shindo; sisters Kikue Iwanaka, Tsuneno “Mae” Katsumoto, Sakae Hawley, Kiyono Yoshida and Kazue Kawano; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Shotaro Ota
May 10, 2011
Shotaro “Sho” Ota, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Foodland Super Market supervisor and Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Barbara K. “Babs”; daughters Darlene K. Ota and Cynthia L. Frost; brothers Akinori, Clarence and James; sisters Miyoko Sugai, Eleanor Bowser, Janet Ota and Vicky Chan; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Casual attire.

Ralph Vaughn Rathyen
May 10, 2011
Ralph Vaughn Rathyen, 91, of Punaluu, a Jos. DixonCrucile Co. vice president of sales, died in Punaluu. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by sons Ralph D. and Wayne M., four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Haruko Seto
May 16, 2011
Haruko Seto, 99, of Waimea, Kauai, a retired Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital cook, died in Kauai Care Center. She was born in Waimea. She is survived by sons Edward, Gary and Lynn; daughter Mae Kinoshita; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Albert Kuhio Shin
May 19, 2011
Albert Kuhio Shin, 83, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. supervisor, KTA Superstores deli department employee and Army veteran who served during WorldWar II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Clara P.; son Jeff; daughter Hope L. Koshiro; brothers John Kim, and George and Henry Shin; sister Bernice Paik; hanai sister Clara S. Nitta; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

John Yuen Soo Shin
May 16, 2011
John Yuen Soo Shin, 62, of Honolulu, a mission coordinator, died in Hospice Hawaii Palolo Home. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Susan Y.J., a son, a daughter, a brother, numerous sisters and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Lorraine Toshie Sumiye
April 23, 2011
Lorraine Toshie Sumiye, 54, of Kailua, a Hawaiian Host candy maker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Herbert H., brother Edwin and sister Chris Imoto. Private services.

Alexander Ibana Tagalicod Sr.
May 8, 2011
Alexander Ibana Tagalicod Sr., 69, of Waianae, owner of Alex’s Upholstery in Waipahu, died in Aiea. He was born in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Mary; son Alexander Jr.; daughters Leonora Perez, Lena M. Conrad and Loriann Bocobo; brother Regino Jr.; sister Gloria Parker; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

George M. Taira
May 8, 2011
George M. Taira, 65, of Waipahu died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Edward and sisters Violet Yamaji, Dorothy Omori and Florence Goodness. Private services. No monetary offerings.






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