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Obituaries

For Thursday, June 9, 2011


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Alfredo Sales Acierto
May 6, 2011
Alfredo Sales “Al” Acierto, 68, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retiree, City Mill employee and Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Maxima Eder “Lita,” hanai son Emmanuel N. Eder, brother Contrado, sisters Gloria Rivera and Mary Link, and a hanai grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani Place, Salt Lake. Services: 7 p.m. Friday. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani MemorialPark. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information published in an obituary Tuesday.

John C. Aipolani
May 10, 2011
John C. “Papa” Aipolani, 84, of Waianae, a retired Globe Train and Jona’s Trucking truck driver, and an Army and Air Force veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by sons Rudy Na-o, Gordon Momon, and John Jr., Miles and Jason Aipolani; daughters Abigail Kahaloa, Doreen Kea and Deborah Aipolani; brothers Samuel, Peter, Alex and Earl Aipoalani, Walter Aipolani, Neil Waikiki, and Eric, Robert, Lamond and Cranston Kanakaole; sisters Violet Kulukulualani, Helen Konohia and Estelle Kaahanui; 25 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at United Gospel Fellowship Church, Mililani. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

Fermina Bayya Aquino
May 24, 2011
Fermina Bayya Aquino, 88, of Waipahu died in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Virgilio, Raymundo, Amante, Florentino Jr. and Florentino II; daughter Milagros Ben; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at the church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Yukio Arashiro
June 4, 2011
Yukio Arashiro, 87, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a retired AFL-CIO union representative, truck farmer and an Army veteran, died in Garden Isle Health Care. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Yong; sons Clyde, Lloyd and Floyd; daughters Jassey Navarro and Pola Knight; sisters Toshiko Hironaka and Mieko Nakamura; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

Jose Marquez Calip
May 27, 2011
Jose Marquez Calip, 102, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Vicar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Josephine R. Takara, Norma N. Dela Cruz, Lucy A. Calip and Shirley B. Motas; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

John Frank Ferguson
June 1, 2011
John Frank Ferguson, 61, of Honolulu, owner of Ferguson’s Irish Pub, died at home. He was born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland. He is survived by wife Lillian K. and sisters Alice Coll and Rose Ferguson. Services: noon Saturday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral, 1184 Bishop St. Casual attire.

Corazon Alcid Buan Gaceta
May 9, 2011
Corazon Alcid Buan Gaceta, 74, of Kahana died at home. She was born in Moncada, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by husband Jose; sons Brummell, Harvey and Jose III; daughters Lucena Nicolas, Leimomi Hawkins and Leolani Gaceta; brothers Jun, Mermato, Tony, Phil, Alan and Ogie; sisters Victoria Afante and Aurora Cornelius; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:50 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Waikane. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

Doris Masako Hirayama
May 13, 2011
Doris Masako Hirayama, 81, of Pearl City, a retired state Department of Education school administrator, died in Honolulu. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by husband James, daughters Joan Shin and Fae Hirayama, sisters Hana Ishida and May Fujii, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Patricia Jones
May 20, 2011
Patricia Jones, 78, of Sparks, Nev., a retired Honolulu Realtor, died in Reno, Nev. She was born in San Diego. She is survived by husband Larry, sons Jeff and John, daughter Linda Young, sister Janelle Larson and two grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date in Kailua.

Evangalyn Kawaiokemamo Kuapahi
May 28, 2011
Evangalyn Kawaiokemamo Kuapahi, 53, of Waimea, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Waimea. She is survived by husband Klaine, son Jason Kamai-Santos, mother Grace Kamai, brother Paul Kamai, sisters Belinda and Nancine Kamai, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Waimea United Church of Christ (Stone Church). Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Roger R. Lucier
May 26, 2011
Roger R. Lucier, 78, of Mililani, a retired diesel mechanic from Atlantis Submarine Co. in Hawaii, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Gladstone, Mich. He is survived by companion Frances B.K., daughters Kristy R. Donaldson and Kerry L. Fellhauer, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Charles Mahuna Jr.
May 30, 2011
Charles Mahuna Jr., 87, of Paauilo Mauka, Hawaii, a retired foreman with Hawaii County Department of Public Works, Highway Division, and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Delphina; son Myron; daughter Charlette Norfleet; brother Richard; sisters Margaret Ynigues, Ethel Mahi, Nora Mahuna, Elizabeth L. Loy and Mildred Kanakanui; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Potluck dinner to follow. Graveside committal services: noon Wednesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Clara Natsuno Kawata Nakano
May 26, 2011
Clara Natsuno Kawata Nakano, 90, of Kailua, a retired state Department of Taxation clerk and key punch operator at Castle & Cooke, formerly Dole Cannery, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons the Rev. Warren and Mark, and caregiver and daughter-in-law Lynne. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Man Pun Nam
June 5, 2011
Man Pun Nam, 71, of Aiea died in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Korea. She is survived by husband Young Woo, son Ki Hoon, brother Yong Hon Yu, sister Tammy Yu and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

Miriam Kainoa Naula
May 14, 2011
Miriam Kainoa Naula, 82, of Rancho Mirage, Calif., a retired sanitation engineer with the state Department of Transportation, Airports Division, died in Palm Springs, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lepeka Jr., Milton and Melson; daughters Nettie L. Peiler and Marvalee Lopez; hanai sons Aaron Wong and Jessie F. Caseres; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Chuji Nii
May 31, 2011
Chuji “Charlie” Nii, 94, of Honolulu, a retired nursery owner, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kanayo Miyama; son Glenn; daughters Betsy Moneymaker, Irene Nii and Stella Chow; brother Shigeki; and sisters Clara Tsumoto, Marion Yamami and Edith Kawashima. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Violet Noe Sakai
May 23, 2011
Violet Noe Sakai, 89, of Honolulu, a Tenrikyo Church missionary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by sister Sayo Sasaki. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Tenrikyo Hawaii Dendocho, 2920 Pali Highway. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Lawrence Satoshi Shimamura
June 3, 2011
Lawrence Satoshi Shimamura, 78, of Honolulu, a retired electrician at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 51, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Dayle Y., brother Ralph and sister Betty Kajiyama. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Clara Oyoshi Silva
May 22, 2011
Clara Oyoshi Silva, 86, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kapaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Joseph Barros, Fred Silva and Clifford Silva Sr.; daughters Edna “Penny” and Jacqualine Tavares, Lodaynia Barros and Carla Silva; numerous hanai sons and hanai daughters; brother Shinkichi “Shorty” Kaneshiro; 22 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Graveside urn committal services: 1 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City. Casual attire.

Henry Seiso Taba
June 3, 2011
Henry Seiso Taba, 80, of Honolulu, a retired groundskeeper at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by brothers Seisaburo and Jack, and sister Lillian Chinen. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Yukio Tanaka
April 23, 2011
Yukio Tanaka, 80, of Kailua, a self-employed architectural draftsman, died in Kailua. He was born in South Kona. He is survived by wife Eleanor, sons David and Darren, sister Matsuko Onaka and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Saeko Thompson
May 3, 2011
Saeko Thompson, 76, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Kagoshima, Japan. She is survived by sons James and Robert, daughters Carolyn Snider and Linda Thompson, and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Joseph Pilialoha Vesperas Sr.
June 2, 2011
Joseph Pilialoha “Joe” Vesperas Sr., 68, of Hilo, a taxi driver at Hilo Harry’s Taxi, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Kirt and Joseph P.; daughters Carla Vesperas and Rhonda Morris; brothers Frank and Pablo Vesperas, and Walter and Wallace Naope; sisters Priscilla Carvalho and Yolanda Vesperas; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.






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