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Obituaries

For Sunday, June 26, 2011


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Sanfordpaul Iolani Afong Sr.
June 14, 2011
Sanfordpaul Iolani "Sonny" Afong Sr., 60, of Waianae, a city Wastewater Division industrial painter, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon; sons Sanfordpaul Jr., Scott W. and Shamron H.; brothers Charlie, Hartwell, Manu and Jeremiah; sisters Gloria Manfield, Dember Lopez, Noreen Afong, Avis Pontes and Momi Gager; and 13 grandchildren. Services and scattering of ashes: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at 84-361 Makaha Valley Road. Casual attire.

Misty Leilani Agres
June 1, 2011
Misty Leilani Agres, 44, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a Hilo Lunch Shop food server, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Leroy Jr. and Sean Aguiar, and Keaka P.M. Tolentino; daughters Chanel Aguiar and Sassie Agres; brothers Clyde Jr., Irvin T. and Nivan N.; sisters Nadine, Darci and Janelle; companion Moke Perkins; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside committal services: 11 a.m. next Sunday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Doris Mae Atiz
June 20, 2011
Doris Mae Atiz, 59, of Honolulu died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by parents Albert and Mary Mata; brothers Roberto, Fabian and Albert Mata; sisters Angie Apigo, Jacque Lum and Virgie Kang; and caregiver Lolita Peralta. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Albert Keith Brown
May 29, 2011
Albert Keith Brown, 78, of Billings, Mont., formerly of Honolulu, a former manager at Young Laundry in Honolulu, died in Billings Clinic Hospital. He was born in Jefferson County, Colo. He is survived by sons Steven K. and Stanley K., and four grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the charity of your choice. Online condolences: www.michelottisawyers.com.

Bartolome Santos Daoang
May 26, 2011
Bartolome Santos Daoang, also known as "Bantor" and "Bart," 71, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Reinforcing & Associated Co. rodman, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Connie; son Brian; brothers Zoilo, Claro and Ferdinand; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Scott William Denno
May 24, 2011
Scott William Denno, 45, of Waianae, a domestic violence counselor, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Cheryl Ann, son Michael A., daughter Shayla M. Davis, father William A., sister Catherine Tolentino and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makaha Ward. Services: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Vergenia Esposo DeVera
June 2, 2011
Vergenia Esposo "Virgie" DeVera, 55, of Ewa Beach, a Sheraton Waikiki Hotel housekeeping department employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Mark A. and Vincent; daughter Summer A.; brothers Narciso, Eladio and Primitivo Esposo; sisters Gloria Marlang, Presentacion Buenaluz, Tita Liberato and Loretta Gusman; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Ellen Keahilani Dias
June 19, 2011
Ellen Keahilani Dias, 65, of Hilo, formerly of Waimanalo, an adult corrections officer at Halawa Correctional Facility and former licensed practical nurse at St. Francis Medical Center-East and Castle Medical Center, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Thomas Jr.; sons Robin, Wynton and Thomas III; daughters Jewel Dias and Patsy Gonsalves; brother William Kau Aki; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Final visitation: 1:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

Frances Mae Downing
June 22, 2011
Frances Mae "Frankie" Downing, 71, of Kailua-Kona, a Kahakai Elementary School special education teacher, died at home. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. She is survived by mother Dorothy Worstell, brothers Earl and Michael Worstell, and sister Carol Christopher. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hale Hoomalu Cemetery, above Kona Mazda, Kailua-Kona. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Hesa Esa
June 2, 2011
Hesa Esa, 54, of Wailuku, a former maintenance employee at Kmart in Kahului, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Chuuk, Micronesia. He is survived by wife Suensina Kovac; son R.J.; daughters Teslyn, Sina and Mertia Esa, and Lesly Tim; brothers Sachuo Chunga, Arthur Arthur, and Smith, Jack, Toku, Eas and Joseph Esa; sister Bichirina Amram; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Iopu Fale Jr.
May 18, 2011
Iopu Fale Jr., 50, of Aiea, a Farrington High School special education teacher, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai sons Abel and Kinston Kerisiano, Tivia Fuimaono, Siaosi Siaosi, Sapati Laloulu, Anthony Samuelu, Raymond Melei, Wesley Akeli and Mario Fatafehi; hanai daughters Ariel Griffen, Talia Ng-Satoga, Pennylaine Vaelua, Hailey Satoga, Kiara Griffin, Lalago Soi, Keila and Kaitlyn Salave‘a, Marlene Lafaele, Si‘i Maiava, Salamasina Fuimaono, Taimane Fale, Monalisa Mareko and Vailua Tafao; father the Rev. Iopu Sr.; brothers William F. and Franklin Fale, and Gabriel Griffin; sisters Sua Taiti, Penifea Satoga, Lenora Fale and Lorena M. Fooks; hanai brothers Dwayne K. Kaulia, Hauoli Akaka, Piapo Nihipahi, Keawe Lopes, Mataio Pulusila and Sio Filipo; and hanai sisters Susan Manuma, Amanda Salanoa, Meleane Tafao, Tiresa Pagofie, Saipeti Lafaele, Felili Filipo, Tologa Ioelu, Ku‘ulei Akaka and Tracy Lopes. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Community Church. Burial: noon Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

Stephen Lance Frasco
June 10, 2011
Stephen Lance "Steph" Frasco, 63, of Kaneohe, a self-employed mechanic and an Army sergeant who served in the Vietnam War, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Rosalie, brothers Rodney and Gary, and sister Sharon McClure. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Damiana Tumacder Garcia
June 5, 2011
Damiana Tumacder Garcia, 85, of Aiea, a retired office clerk at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Evelyn Garcia-Perreira, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Timothy Charles Harder
June 11, 2011
Timothy Charles Harder, 44, of Kaanapali, Maui, died at home. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by father Philip, mother Melinda and brother Jeffrey A. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at Airport Beach, Kaanapali. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Henry Joji Henna
June 18, 2011
Henry Joji Henna, 81, of Honolulu, a retired salesman and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Sumiko, a nephew and a niece. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Violet Ito
June 15, 2011
Violet Ito, 79, of Honolulu, a retired sales clerk at Liberty House and Times Market, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Myles, Darrell, Lloyd and Garret; daughter Sherry Noguchi; sister Martha Beckstead; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Gertrude Irene Janosko
June 9, 2011
Gertrude Irene Janosko, 87, of Wailuku, a retired Seabury Hall bookkeeper, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Michael S. Jr. and Frederick A., daughter Rosemarie Foronda, sister Rita Fernandez, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Church, Paia. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

David Haili Ka‘awa III
June 22, 2011
David Haili "Bulu" Ka‘awa III, 66, of Naalehu, Hawaii, an Isemoto Construction Co. heavy-equipment operator and former employee at Christian Twigg-Smith Earth Moving, Kau Plantation and Honomalino Farm, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kona. He is survived by wife Madeline; sons David H. "Bulu Boy" IV, Garry D.K. and Laizer M. Ka‘awa, and Phillip Vierra; daughter Angela K.; father David H. Jr.; brothers Dennis, Dave, Larry and Eric; sisters Sarah Lazar, Doris Silva, Stephanie Mento, and Verna, Evon and Gail Ka‘awa; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kau Ward, Naalehu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ellsworth Kiekie Kaohi Sr.
June 19, 2011
Ellsworth Kiekie Kaohi Sr., 77, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, an employee at Waikoloa Hilton Hotel and Puako Condominiums, and manager at Poipu Beach and Waiohai hotels, died. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Joanne; son Ellsworth Jr.; daughters Roslyn Choi and Kimberly Kaohi; brothers Dudie, Clarence, William and Ronald; sisters Mercedes Ching, Betty Kaleohano and Arlene Naholoholo; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

Louisa Leimamo Kauhane
June 18, 2011
Louisa Leimamo Kauhane, 90, of Kailua-Kona, a housekeeper for Francis E. Brown, Hilton Hawaiian Village, and laborer for Hawaiian Cold Storage, died at home. She was born in Kalaoa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Lehua Kihe, Lanihau Akau, Keala Tagavilla and Maile Rapoza; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Mokulea Bay at the old Kona Lagoon grounds in Keauhou, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

James Kalama Koanui
June 18, 2011
James Kalama Koanui, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Army Reserve sergeant major, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hannah; son Clifford; brother Christopher; sisters Elaine Kim-Kama, Madeline McKeague, Francine Woodward and Donna Goo; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. July 5 at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Sanford Yoshiaki Kotani
June 7, 2011
Sanford Yoshiaki Kotani, 53, of Honolulu, a caregiver, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Shannon Nichols; mother Betty T.; brothers Bryan Y., Delbert R. and Jody Y.; and sister Dessie M. Kiyabu. Private services.

Ellen Shigematsu Lau
May 28, 2011
Ellen Shigematsu Lau, 96, of Aiea, a retired owner of Lau Farm LLC, died at home. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by son Nelson Y., daughter Lynette S.A. Tamanaha, 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bessie Wong Lee
June 8, 2011
Bessie Wong Lee, 87, of Vancouver, Wash., died in Vancouver. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Leonora Y.J. Grey, Sandra L. Reed and Naomi L. Kong; sister May Lei Yanagawa; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. No services. Private burial. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Delphina Ramos Mahuna
June 16, 2011
Delphina Ramos Mahuna, 92, of Paauilo Mauka, Hawaii, a retired Honokaa High School custodian, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Paauilo Mauka. She is survived by son Myron, daughter Charlette Norfleet and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa, Hawaii. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harry Gerald Maldonado
May 31, 2011
Harry Gerald "Jerry" Maldonado, 67, of Honolulu, a bartender and an Army veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Steven; daughters Tamara and Jessica; brothers Gilbert, Victor and Reginald; sisters Lou-Marie Puckett, Verna Makuakane and Regina Willing; and two grandchildren. Committal services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Elaine Shizue Nakata
June 19, 2011
Elaine Shizue Nakata, 88, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dr. Harry H.; son Calvin; daughters Lorraine Pagano, Judith Maetani and Audrey Nakata; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Keala A. Niderost
June 8, 2011
Keala A. Niderost, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Waikiki Circle Hotel housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Bernice K.M. Mau, Sandra Sardinha, Sheila Niderost and Shirley Brown; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Dale George Nielsen
June 8, 2011
Dale George Nielsen, 62, of Honolulu, a retired Pacific Land & Coffee Corp. vice president and Honolulu businessman, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Salt Lake City. He is survived by wife Georgia, mother Alice and brother Dennis. Private services.

Edith Misao Niimi
June 6, 2011
Edith Misao Niimi, 100, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education baker at Pauoa Elementary School, died. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Andrew and Arthur, daughter Mary Ann Yokoyama, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Torayo Minatodani Nomura
June 1, 2011
Torayo Minatodani Nomura, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Malahini Sportswear seamstress, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Walter, son Andrew, daughters Faith Burgess and Anita Steigerwald, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Congregational Church, United Church of Christ. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Laura E.K. Pang
June 18, 2011
Laura E.K. Pang, 84, of Kaneohe, a Hawaiian Electric Co. retiree, died in Honolulu.•She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard; sons Gregory R., Gary R. and Glenn R.; sister Gloria Hoke; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Rosario Domingo Ramento
June 4, 2011
Rosario Domingo Ramento, 61, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Melvin; daughters Nalilyn Savedra and Jenny Juan; mother Josefina Domingo; brothers Rogelio, Nelson and Joven Domingo, and Marcelino Domingo Jr.; sisters Florida and Baby Josefina Domingo; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Concepcion Lucrecia Domingo Sahagun
June 9, 2011
Concepcion Lucrecia Domingo Sahagun, 77, of Halaula, Hawaii, a retired seamstress at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and a homemaker, died in Kohala Hospital. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Bonifacio and Elmer; hanai parents Lorenzo and Juana Bruno; brother Ricarte; sisters Josefa and Felomina Sahagun, and Esparanza Ballesteros; and five grandchildren. All-night vigil: 4 p.m. Thursday at her residence, 53-510 Maulili Road, Halaula. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Kapaau, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Additional services and burial to be held at a later date in the Philippines. Casual attire.

Ruth Sumiko Senaga
June 12, 2011
Ruth Sumiko Senaga, 96, of Honolulu, a retired waitress, died in Avalon Care Center. She was born in Lawai, Kauai. She is survived by sons Roy K. and Dale M., daughter Amy Senaga Lee, brother Masao Yamashiro, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Rutsuko Wakinaguni Shiroma
June 8, 2011
Rutsuko Wakinaguni Shiroma, 79, of Waipahu, a retired St. Francis Hospital housekeeper, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Naha, Okinawa. She is survived by daughters Jannis Y. and Kay K., and brother Yasuhiro Wakinaguni. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

George M.D. Tom
June 1, 2011
George M.D. Tom, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Eagle Distributors credit manager, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane S.; sons Jeffrey G., Clifford G. and Alvin R.; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Clara Komayo Shinohara Tomita
May 9, 2011
Clara Komayo Shinohara "Ko-Chan" Tomita, 90, of Prescott, Ariz., a minister at Assembly of God Church in Hawaii and a pastor and education teacher in Los Angeles, died. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by son John, daughter Diane Decker and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Kailua Assembly of God Church. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2:30 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Hisako Togioka Ueno
May 14, 2011
Hisako Togioka Ueno, 98, of Honolulu, formerly of Kekaha, Kauai, a T.T. Kuramoto & Co. retiree, died at home. She was born in Kekaha. She is survived by son Dr. Winston, daughter Vera Ing, brother Motomu Togioka and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at West Kauai Hongwanji Mission, Waimea Temple. Services: 11:30 a.m.

Anthony Jerome Vierra
June 20, 2011
Anthony Jerome Vierra, 85, of Lahaina, a retired superintendent with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, died in Wailuku. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Anthony A., Kerwin G. and Walter P.; daughters Jo-Ellen M., Rosemary I. and Gertrude F. "Trudi"; brother Philbert; sisters Bernadette Rodrigues, Elizabeth McCorkle and Irene Cambra; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Rachel Marguerite Dalmas West
June 11, 2011
Rachel Marguerite Dalmas West, 96, of Valdese, N.C., formerly of Hawaii, a medical technologist and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. retiree, died in Valdese. She was born in New York City. She is survived by two nephews and a niece. Private services. Donations suggested to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690; the Waldensian Heritage Museum, 208 Rodoret St. South, P.O. Box 111, Valdese, NC 28690; or the charity of your choice. Online condolences: www.heritagefuneralservices.com.

Mitsuko Matsuno Yanagawa
June 14, 2011
Mitsuko Matsuno "Mitsi" Yanagawa, 92, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education school principal, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Peter N., daughter Lauri M., brother Rex Matsuno, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. July 7 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Teruo Yokomizo
June 5, 2011
Teruo Yokomizo, 92, of Hilo, a retired heavy-equipment operator at the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Paukaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hisako, sons Roy and Dennis, daughters Janice Billings and Audrey Uyeda, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Helene Kazumi Yonemura
May 27, 2011
Helene Kazumi Yonemura, 91, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. accountant, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Lloyd and Stephen, and four grandchildren. Private services.






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