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Obituaries

For Thursday, June 23, 2011


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Patsy H. Asaoka
June 18, 2011
Patsy H. Asaoka, 84, of Lihue, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Kanao; son Mark; daughters Trudy Merchant, Iris Faria and Ardis Ueki; sisters Mi sayo Omoto and Yuriko Nakamoto; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m.

Joseph H. Blanchard Jr.
June 6, 2011
Joseph H. “Jay” Blanchard Jr., 75, of Kailua, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, died in Kaneohe. He was born in New Orleans. He is survived by wife Sally A.; son Stephen; daughters Terry Breen, Dory Tanner and Karen Buchhgen; sisters Jackie Barass and Patricia Rizzuto; and 10 grandchildren. Inurnment committal services in August. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Francis Michael Burke
June 5, 2011
Francis Michael Burke, 90, of Ewa Beach, a Navy veteran and aviation electrician, died at home. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y. He is survived by companion Nely Valdez, daughters Anne Ybarrondo, Julie Kennedy and Maile Burke, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Phillip Tim Char
June 7, 2011
Phillip Tim Char, 87, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance supervisor at Public Works Center in Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen, son Clayton, brother Clifford K.C. and three grandchildren. Private services.

Nui Mee Chiu
June 20, 2011
Nui Mee Chiu, 83, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Phetrol and Herman, daughters Judy Lui, Ella Au, Genny Ng, and Yuet Yung, Queenie and Mei Chiu and 16 grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services to follow. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Wesley Kanoe Chong
June 5, 2011
Wesley Kanoe Chong, 58, of Honolulu, a Kamehameha Schools retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by sons William K. and Gavin K., sister Cheryl C. Ariola and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No large flower arrangements.

Robert L. Coleman
June 10, 2011
Robert L. “Bob” Coleman, 60, of Kapolei, a self-employed businessman, died in Kapolei. He was born in Washington state. He is survived by companion Neeraj “Niko” Wadhwani, hanai son Harley C. Wadhwani, hanai daughter Madonna C. Wadhwani, brother James C. and sister Nadine L. Christensen. Private services.

Clinton Shigeru Dombrigues
June 8, 2011
Clinton Shigeru Dombrigues, 58, of Kaneohe, a University of Hawaii fire safety technician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Katherine; brothers Henry Fujimoto, and Ben “Ikaika” and Anthony Dombrigues; and sisters Alice Ogawa, Pat “Helen” Tanaka and Loretta Dombrigues. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Elvie Raniada Gamatero
May 31, 2011
Elvie Raniada Gamatero, 56, of Waialua died in Hono lulu. She was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by brother William and sisters Rosenda Fagaragan and Tereza Gamatero. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Francisco Gongora Guittap
May 18, 2011
Francisco Gongora Guittap, 79, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Emmanuel, Roger and Jesus; daughters Virginia Dela Cruz, Gloria Agtang, Cristina Agorilla, Grace Fermin, Sevilla Geronimo and Jane O. Cabreros; brother Alfredo; 25 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Kazuo Hisanaga
June 6, 2011
Kazuo “Casey” Hisanaga, 90, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher at Noelani Elementary School and a retired Army lieutenant colonel, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Kazuko; daughters Catherine E. Yoshino and Mona Y. Hirashima; sisters Hisako “Lillian” Mau, Itsue “Sue” Yamaguchi, Matsuko Muraoka, Yukie Ichikawa and Sumie Kobayashi; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Heide Hildegard Isaacs
June 13, 2011
Heide Hildegard Isaacs, 64, of Waimanalo, formerly of Kohala, Hawaii, a Waikoloa Beach Marriott Hotel retiree, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Stuttgart, Germany. She is survived by daughters Leilani Harpole, Michelle and Leimomi Isaacs and Ruby Yeung; brothers Mannfred, Gerhard and Siegfried Furst and six grandchildren. Private services.

Nancy Kiyoko Ishikawa
May 26, 2011
Nancy Kiyoko Ishikawa, 88, of Honolulu, a seamstress, died. She was born in Ninole, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers George M. and Dennis T. and sisters Sally S. Kaneshiro, Lillian T. Omine, Ruth Y. Awa, Hazel Y. Leong, Karen M. Yamaguchi and Janet S. Ishikawa. Private services.

Fernand Kappelle
June 6, 2011
Fernand “Fern” Kappelle, 71, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Woonsocket, R.I. He is survived by wife Garri-Ann M., son Russell, brother Ramon and sisters Lorraine Ryan and Jeanine Aram. Private services.

Kikaku Kimura
May 23, 2011
Kikaku Kimura, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Army chief warrant officer and military intelligence adviser, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by daughter Grace Lambert, brother Yukio, sisters Peggy Ogawa and Nanae Toda and a grandchild. Private services.

Kathleen M. La Fleche
June 13, 2011
Kathleen M. La Fleche, 97, of Kihei, Maui, a bookkeeper, died at home. She was born in Oakland. She is survived by sons Rock and John, daughters Janine L. Chance and Rochelle Pola, sister Margarite West, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Francesca Balecha Lake
June 9, 2011
Francesca Balecha “Frankie” Lake, 71, of Kapolei died. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by sons Lucky Laureano, Frank Aweau, and Edward and Michael Nakaza; daughters Linda Laureano, Haunani Aweau and Deannie Nakaza; brother Neal Donato; sister Ipo Aweau; former companion Take Nakaza; 24 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Paul Martin Mallo
June 16, 2011
Paul Martin Mallo, 62, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Maui County Fire Department fire captain, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Grace; sons Eric Brownstone and Adam Mallo; daughter Stefany Valentino; mother Helen; brothers Richard, Robert and Greggory; sister Alexandra Malone; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment to be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to National Foundation for Cancer Research, Disabled American Veterans or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Nancy H. Manago
June 5, 2011
Nancy H. Manago, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education food service manager at Waikiki and Kaahumanu elementary schools, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by son Gary, daughter Sharon Gouveia and four grandchildren. Private services.

Sueo Matsuyama
May 30, 2011
Sueo “Joe” Matsuyama, 83, of Lihue, a Lihue Plantation driver instructor, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kapaia, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Debra Okuno, Joni Cabot and Iris Manoi, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

April Jan Monalim
May 19, 2011
April Jan Monalim, 62, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Davelin J. Private services.

Dean S. Moore
June 16, 2011
Dean S. Moore, 86, of Hawley, Texas, a judge in Texas, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Rule, Texas. She is survived by daughter Joellyn Hallmark, sisters Eloise Newbury and Janice Wolsch, six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services to be held in Texas.

Hideto Muramoto
May 15, 2011
Hideto “Hide” Muramoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired state building construction inspector, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yaeko and son Michael M. Private services.

Yukie Nagata
June 5, 2011
Yukie Nagata, 92, of Hilo, a homemaker and part-time postal employee at Ninole Post Office, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Ninole, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ronald, Raymond, Larry and Harvey, brother Yoshio Takemoto, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Haruko Nakama
June 5, 2011
Haruko Nakama, 99, of Wailuku died in Wailuku. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Edgar, daughters Florence Nakama and Jane Kubota, sister Yae Shinzato and five grandchildren. Private services.

Stanley S. Nambu
June 6, 2011
Stanley S. “Stan” Nambu, 57, of Honolulu, a retired Board of Water Supply inspector, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Catherine S. Yoo, parents Manabu and Sueno, brother Clifford and sisters Diana Teixeira and Jo Ann Kobayashi. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Haruko Ogami
June 3, 2011
Haruko Ogami, 101, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ernest O. and Kenneth M., daughter Jane T. Furuta, sisters Masako Tanaka and Kimie Ishii, and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

James William Olson
May 29, 2011
James William Olson, 63, of Ninole, Hawaii, a general contractor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Anne, son Ryan Lizama, sisters Sharyn Burt, Susan Parks and Diane Olson and four grandchildren. No services.

Martha J. Puailoa
June 10, 2011
Martha J. Puailoa, 76, of Honolulu, a retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Indiana. She is survived by son Jeffrey, daughter Debra, hanai daughter Daniell Grace and two grandchildren. Private services.

Mark Allen Rozzell
June 8, 2011
Mark Allen Rozzell, 53, of Honolulu, a U.S. Department of Defense recycling center operations manager, died. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by mother Billye J., brothers Billy W. and David Rozzell and Justin and Travis Marshall and sisters Karen Robertson, Denise Prince and Teri Marshall. Private services.

Katsuto Shigemoto
June 8, 2011
Katsuto Shigemoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired construction superintendent for Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Judy S., son Alan K., daughters Carol C. Sappe and Aileen M. Shigemoto, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

John Rikio Watanabe
June 1, 2011
John Rikio Watanabe, 50, of Honolulu, a computer specialist, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kathy, son Drew, mother Mabel and brothers Kent, Dean and Jay. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire.

Dolores Wernes
Nov. 9, 2010
Dolores “Dee” Wernes, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Tulare, Calif. She is survived by daughter Pamela D. Pennington, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Elks Club-Honolulu Lodge 616.

Masako Yanagawa
May 26, 2011
Masako Yanagawa, 88, of Henderson, Nev., formerly of Lanai, a former Lanai Hotel waitress and retired Dole Pineapple Co. pineapple picker, died. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by son Aaron, daughters Jean Worley, Rosalie Nakamura and Doreen, brother Terao “Tommy” Nakamura, sisters Mieko Fujimoto and Fusae Yoshikawa, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.






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