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Obituaries

For Tuesday, August 23, 2011


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Francine Pines Caban
Aug. 8, 2011
Francine Pines Caban, 57, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Charles Kaleianamoku Correa
Aug. 17, 2011
Charles Kaleianamoku “Charlie Buck” Correa, 52, of Honolulu, a security guard, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother James L. Aiwohi and sisters Henrietta L. Sommerville and Casina K. Waterman. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire.

Michael Robert DeMello
July 26, 2011
Michael Robert DeMello, 47, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by foster sister Pearline Yamada and caregivers Hector and Terry Ansagay. Private graveside services in Kona.

George Kenichi Hirata
Aug. 18, 2011
George Kenichi Hirata, 80, of Wailuku died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brothers Francis, Edward, Harry and Albert; and sisters Stella Wakamatsu, Gladys Kobayashi and Margaret Namiki. Private services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Paul Nalua Kahapea Sr.
Aug. 10, 2011
Paul Nalua Kahapea Sr., 62, of Honolulu, an employee of the city Refuse Department, Sun Freight Moving and Storage, Menehune Water Co., Waikiki Yacht Club, The Honolulu Advertiser, Aircraft Services International Group and Kahapea’s Maintenance Services, died. He also was an Army National Guard veteran who served in the Vietnam War. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Katherine E. “Trina”; sons Sherwin-Sean, Garrett K. and Paul Jr.; daughters Paget Emalia and “Anuhea”; brothers Alex Kahapea and Edward Miller; sisters Shirley N. Shimaoka, Thyonepola Kahapea-Naki, Gail Wagner and Georgianna See; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Sadie Harue Kawamura
Aug. 3, 2011
Sadie Harue Kawamura, 84, of Honolulu, a retired federal government secretary at Fort Shafter, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Bert C.; daughters Doreen Noborikawa, Debbie Pena and Dale Takimoto; brother Thomas Okinaka; sisters Clara Takeuchi, Mary Sako and Barbara Kawakami; and seven grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Rose Tsuruko Takamine-Tokumoto Kawasaki
July 29, 2011
Rose Tsuruko Takamine-Tokumoto Kawasaki, 94, of Aiea, a retired Tropicana Sportswear seamstress, died. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Renee R. Gomes; sisters Florence Y. Kaneshiro, Margaret Beck, Betty Galvin and Carolyn Mizukami; and two grandchildren. Private services.

James Lanakila Kupihea
Aug. 10, 2011
James Lanakila Kupihea, also known as “Jimmy” and “Kimo,” 70, of Honolulu died in Aloha Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Bobbi-Lynn K. Kupihea-Char and Stacie Kupihea; brothers Robert M., David R.P. and Lanakila; sisters Alyce Ann Grimes, and Faith K. and Miulan Kupihea; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Mary Mitsue Maeshiro
Aug. 4, 2011
Mary Mitsue Maeshiro, 88, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Melvin M., Mitchell T., Glen M. and Dean A.; daughters Amy E. Tsutsumi and Leah T. Amano; brothers Fred and Edward Edamatsu; sisters Esther Tanabe, Ruth Goheen, Mae Shimabuku, Sue Nakagawa and Amy Greek; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Edward Martinez
Aug. 19, 2011
Edward Martinez, 69, of Waimea, Hawaii, a swimming pool maintenance worker and Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Dolores; son Damian; mother Mary Rojero; brothers Celestino and Albert; sisters Rosario Saavedra, Rosalie Martinez and Rosalyn Eschrich; and two grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Miriam Cleary Morgan
July 30, 2011
Miriam Cleary “Mim” Morgan, 93, of Puako, Hawaii, a homemaker and retired registered nurse, died at home. She was born in Portsmouth, N.H. She is survived by husband Dr. Andrew L., sons Chip and James, daughters Christine Morgan and Martha Graham, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743.

Yoshio Nakagawa
July 30, 2011
Yoshio Nakagawa, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired AMFAC and Mutual Plumbing Supply sales representative, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Brian T., caregiver/daughter-in-law Mae, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bernice Nordmeier
Aug. 11, 2011
Bernice Nordmeier, 79, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a retired cafeteria manager at Kaumakani and Eleele schools, died at home. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Eric L. Sr.; sons Eric Jr., Randy and Darrick; daughters Donna Nordmeier and Margie Alisna; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tracy S. Paiva
Aug. 15, 2011
Tracy S. Paiva, 47, of Kapolei, a manager for a publishing company, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Catherine and brother Allan. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Kualoa Ranch, Kaaawa. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at Puako Boat Ramp, Hawaii. Celebration of life to follow. Casual attire. Loose flowers and lei welcome.

Yvonne Corinne Borja Reyes
July 30, 2011
Yvonne Corinne Borja Reyes, also known as “Bonnie” and “Barnes,” 59, of Mililani, a Mililani Waena Elementary School teacher of English as a second language, died in Mililani. She was born in Oka, Tamuning, Guam. She is survived by husband Johnny S.; sons Juan S.B. “Juando,” Melvin F.B. and Benjamin R.B. “Benjy”; brothers Victor A. and Francisco Borja; and sisters Elizabeth A. Limtiaco, Joanna A. Lobdell, Lorraine B. Aguon and Lovey J.B. Salas. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipio. Mass: 10:40 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

George Vincent Santos
Aug. 6, 2011
George Vincent “Sonny” Santos, 82, of Kaneohe, an Air Force cargo master and veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia, sons Michael and Mark, daughters Linda Santos and Jolyn Fontanilla, brother Donald, sisters Adelina Kalahiki and Ro-saline Graves, eight grandchildren and seven great-grand- children. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney. Services at noon. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaii­funeralservices.com.

George Roland Sonoda
Aug. 2, 2011
George Roland Sonoda, 64, of Honolulu, a former black-coral diver on Maui, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents George M. Sonoda and Jeannette P. Brown, brothers Lenson and Jack, and sister Kathleen. Services: 9 a.m. Sunday at Waikiki Beach near the Duke Kahanamoku statue.

Tsuru Taba
Aug. 3, 2011
Tsuru Taba, 100, of Honolulu, retired co-owner of J.T. Taba Store, died at home. He was born in Kekaha, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Daniel Y. and Thomas S., daughters Grace J. Cline and Lynn K. Kamikawa, sister Kameyo Nakamura, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Grace Tamaye Tamashiro
July 26, 2011
Grace Tamaye Tamashiro, 84, of Waipahu, a Toguchi Service Station retiree, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stanley G. and Colin, brother Raymond Tengan, sister Sueko Chinen, caregivers Alex and Edna Tangonan and family, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

Esteban A. Visitacion
Aug. 11, 2011
Esteban A. “Steve” Visitacion, 76, of Wailuku, a retired landscaper at Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa in Lahaina, died at home. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Juanita S., brothers Avelino and Jovencio, and sisters Adelfa Corpuz, Patricia Bautista and Lucena Ballesteros. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Raymond T. Yamada
Aug. 14, 2011
Raymond T. Yamada, 64, of Kaneohe, a Cutter Ford auto parts manager, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen, sons Curtis and Cade, daughter Cori and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Online condolences: www.hawaii­funeralservices.com.

Thelma Taeko Yamamoto
Aug. 7, 2011
Thelma Taeko Yamamoto, 91, of Honolulu died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sister Phyllis Sakamoto. Private services.






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