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Obituaries

For Monday, May 30, 2011


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Philip Benedito
May 20, 2011
Philip Benedito, also known as Philip Fujita Benedito, 81, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a retired National Security Technologies maintenance technician and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimanalo. He is survived by wife Emelia; son Philip Jr.; daughters Phillynn Benedito-Haas and Phyllis Benedito-Felipe; brothers Carlos Roy and Leocadio; sisters Rosalina Omalsa, Lourdes Fujimoto, Caroline Kawano, Jeanette Arellano, Elenita Keanini, Beatrice Abadilla and Adele Gorospe; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Kalanianaole Hall, Molokai. Mass: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Gayle N. Fukutomi
May 14, 2011
Gayle N. "Gibby" Fukutomi, 60, of Aiea, an employee at various state departments, including transportation and human services, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Janet and sisters Denise and Paula Fukutomi, Lynn Matsumura and Joann Morinaga. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Herbden Tatsuo Gabriel
April 26, 2011
Herbden Tatsuo "Gabe" Gabriel, 46, of Pearl City, a welder, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Janaine Ellis; mother Leimomi; and sisters Michi Gasper and Tammy and Terry Gabriel. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m.

Kiyotsugu Hirako
May 20, 2011
Kiyotsugu Hirako, 87, of Waimea, Hawaii, founder of Hirako Farms Inc., died at home. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by wife Shizuko; sons Roger, Jeffrey and Norman; daughter Sharon; brother Harold Fukunaga; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to North Hawaii Hospice.

Bette Allinor Ikeda
May 9, 2011
Bette Allinor "Ellie" Ikeda, 65, of Hauula, owner of Aunty Bette's Daycare and a former White Sands Hotel employee, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wayne M.; son Kyle M.; brother Larry Basconis; sisters Lenora Bernardo, Irene Chee and Saring "Sarina" Fujii; and a grandchild. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Irveing Jacobsen
May 17, 2011
Irveing "Jake" Jacobsen, 94, of Kailua, a retired supply officer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died at home. He was born in Thornton, Iowa. He is survived by son Bruce and three grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Windward Christian Church. No wreaths.

Olga Ellen Jowell
March 8, 2011
Olga Ellen Jowell, 86, of La Mesa, Calif., a homemaker, died in La Mesa. She was born in Kaimuki. She is survived by sons Maitland, Christopher and Corey; daughters Jody Diaz and Tracy Halstead; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Kailua. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary Kaehukai Kaleo
May 15, 2011
Mary Kaehukai "Pineki" Kaleo, 85, of Aiea, a retired Libby's Cannery forelady and homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Norman and Keith; daughters Tedi K. Kaleo and N.J. Moana Abiva; parents Theodore K. and Catherine K. Kaanoi; brothers Louis "Jippy," Theodore "Tuna" and Charles "Buddy" Kaanoi; sister Catherine "Nani" Espiritu; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Lei welcome.

Fujie Koizumi
May 22, 2011
Fujie Koizumi, 88, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl City Highlands Elementary School cafeteria employee, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by son Stewart H., brothers Larry K. and Elliott S. Miyazono, and sister Jeanette T. Miyazono. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Louise Ku
May 9, 2011
Louise "Sista" Ku, 71, of Molokai, a state retiree, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by brothers William "Honeyboy" Sr. and Testa Sr., and sister Clara "Sweetheart." Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Lanikeha, Hoolehua. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Homelani Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Todd Isaac Okemura
May 11, 2011
Todd Isaac Okemura, 55, of Mililani, a Slim's Power Tools employee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Arleen Y., daughters Nicole M. and Jody K., father Iwao "Slim" and brothers Rand J and Sean E. Visitation: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Aloha attire.

Lawrence Ku'ulei McColgan Pedro Sr.
May 6, 2011
Lawrence Ku'ulei McColgan Pedro Sr., 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Laborers Union foreman and an Army and Merchant Marine veteran who served during World War II, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Lawrence K. Jr., daughter Theresa K. Martinson, sister Catherine Silva and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Harley Jayde Ku'upu'uwaihilina'iikahaku Naemi Soto
May 19, 2011
Harley Jayde Ku'upu'u?waihilina'iikahaku Naemi Soto, infant daughter of Christopher Soto and Lynne Eliazar of Kapolei, died in Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. She was born in Sharp Medical Center for Women & Children in San Diego. She is also survived by brothers Caden Olanolan and Hunter J. Soto; sister Shelyn Longboy; grandparents Tyron and Stephanie Nojima, Albert and Lucy Eliazar, and Stafford and Heide Soto; and great-grandparents Ilpidio Quilit, J. Hazel Soto and Yoneko Honjo. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Paula V. Vea
May 1, 2011
Paula V. Vea, 87, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Gerardo, Hilario, Chris, Romeo and George; daughters Antonina Derige, Dionie Dela Cruz and Marina Saikevych; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Rodney Tamotsu Yamashiro
May 7, 2011
Rodney Tamotsu Yamashiro, 89, of Honolulu, formerly of Kahuku, a retired supervisor for the U.S. Army Department of Transportation and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 232nd Combat Engineer Company, died. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Nora S., son Alvin I., daughters Diana M. Yamashiro and Gail Y. Onuma, brother Matsuo, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.






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