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Obituaries

For Sunday, September 4, 2011


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Pelly Belibad Arurang Sr.
Aug. 30, 2011
Pelly Belibad Arurang Sr., 64, of Hilo, a cook for Affordable Catering and a head cook for the former Dick’s Coffee House, died at home. He was born in Palau. He is survived by wife Dolores S.; son Pelly Jr.; daughters Dorothy and Regina; four brothers; two sisters; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Stanley Henry Brandon Jr.
Aug. 15, 2011
Stanley Henry Brandon Jr., 38, of Honolulu, an observer on fishing boats, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sterling, Ill. He is survived by parents Stanley H. and Patricia J., and sister Amy E. Memorial services were held in Rock Falls, Ill.

Lucio Tomas Collado

Aug. 14, 2011
Lucio Tomas Collado, 80, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Hori Farms vegetable farmer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Pacita V.; sons Felix, Noven and Louie; daughters Donna Imada, Josephine Ishii and Dorothy Kaneshiro; brothers Paul and Bonnie; sisters Teresita Andres, Flora Nartatez and Herminia Lastimosa; and 11 grandchildren. Visitations: 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Services: 7 p.m. Friday. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Casual attire.

Sayako Dela Cuesta
Aug. 20, 2011
Sayako “Sally” Dela Cuesta, 74, of Honolulu, died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Constancio “Dickie”; sons Dexter and Ikaika; stepson Anthony; stepdaughters Theresa Manuel, Antoinette Gower, Constance Hamman, Roseanna Power and Kelly Egloria; hanai son Samuel Judd; hanai daughter Waylene Ahyoung; brothers Morio Tamayose and Yukio, Tom and Yoshi Tamayoshi; sisters Betty Shimabukuro, Sue Tamayoshi and Sera Tangjian; 16 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Melecio Fernandez
Aug. 16, 2011
Melecio Fernandez, 91, of Wailuku, a retired Wailuku Sugar Co. heavy-equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Perry, Bien and Edwin; daughter Evelyn; four grandchildren; and a stepgrandchild. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Shigemitsu Lynn Fukuda
Aug. 25, 2011
Shigemitsu Lynn Fukuda, 79, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Community College business education instructor and a counselor at the vocational rehabilitation office and employment office in Hilo, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Sachie, sons Todd and Daryl, daughter Sharilyn Wagatsuma, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Nery Domingo Ganotisi
July 30, 2011
Nery Domingo Ganotisi, 52, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Honolulu, died. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Domi; son Jeffrey; daughter Eileen; brothers Carlos, Rizal Jr., Artemio, Jesus, Nestor, Henry and Reynaldo Domingo; sisters Connie Daoang and Sylvina Domingo; and two grandchildren. Visitations: 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Services: 7 p.m. Friday. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: noon Saturday at Valley of the Temples.

Reginald N. Iwasaki
Aug. 29, 2011
Reginald N. Iwasaki, 67, of Hilo, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. sales representative and past president of Hilo Hooganji, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Priscilla K.; sons Ross and Ryan; brothers Raymond, Leighton and Myron; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m. No flowers.

Susan Elena Mahealani Kahawai
Aug. 26, 2011
Susan Elena Mahealani Kahawai, 60, of Waianae died at home. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by hanai daughter Trisha-Lynn Noa; brother Thomas I. Jr.; and sisters Marion Smith, Noreen Cook, Karen Noa, Sunday and Vanessa Kahawai and Delphine Rabanes. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Services: 7 p.m.

Wesley Arthur Hunt Keohohou
Aug. 14, 2011
Wesley Arthur Hunt Keohohou, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays tour bus driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Daniel P. Jr. and Joseph K. Keohohou and William G. Jr., Dennis, Richard A. and Donald G. Meinel; and sisters Linda N. Lewis and Noana H. Hiapo. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Patricia Yoshiko Yamashita Kidoguchi
Aug. 5, 2011
Patricia Yoshiko Yamashita “Patti” Kidoguchi, 86, of Kailua, a retired Hawaiian Airlines reservationist formerly employed at Aloha Airlines, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Susan McGinn and Laurie Murphy; brothers Stanley, Henry and Richard Yamashita; sisters Rebecca Berry, Carol Taketa, Beatrice Sakoda and Ellen Mabuni; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m. with reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwick­oahu.com.

Kameo Kiyota
Aug. 17, 2011
Kameo Kiyota, 97, of Hilo, a retired former Theo H. Davies Co. carpenter, died in the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Janice Zyp, two grandchildren, families of the late Hama Iwashita and numerous relatives in Japan. Private services held. No monetary offerings and flowers.

Daniel Keohokapu Kupa Sr.
Aug. 12, 2011
Daniel Keohokapu Kupa Sr., 65, of Nanakuli, a former Roberts Hawaii and Polynesian Adventure Tours bus driver and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Ho-nolulu. He is survived by sons Daniel Jr. and William W., daughter Vanessa Kaikala, brothers John K. Kupa Jr. and Donavan Lam, sister Marilyn “Nellie,” seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitations: 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 1 p.m. Thursday at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery.

Julie Ann Ilima Maertens
Aug. 21, 2011
Julie Ann Ilima Maertens, 68, of Hawaiian Beaches, Pahoa, Hawaii, a store clerk, died at home. She was born in Kohala. She is survived by husband Robert E. “Bobby” Sr.; sons Wesley Neula and Robert E. Maertens Jr.; daughters Paulette Mendez, Suzette Neula, Caulette Reed and Cheryl Barron; mother Beatrice Chau; brothers Melvin and Rudy Chau; sister Bernie Cunningham; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Celebration of life and potluck will take place at noon Saturday at Mahukona. Casual attire.

David Moniz Jr.
Aug. 27, 2011
David “Big Dave” Moniz Jr., 47, of Kailua, a maintenance worker and landscaper, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Gerilee Oliva, son Daniel P., daughters Ashley-Marie and Chantel K., mother Gladys and sisters Janis Sanchez and Regina Hodges. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen’s Diocesan Chapel, 6301 Pali Highway. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Lunch to follow. Casual attire.

Pearl Hatsumi Nakagawa
Aug. 16, 2011
Pearl Hatsumi Nakagawa, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Education clerk for the Windward District, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by husband Herbert H., sons Eric S. and Steven Y., brother Stacy T. Taniguchi, sister Sophie S. Kutaka and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shirley Olds
July 11, 2010
Shirley Olds, 87, of Santa Rosa, Calif., died. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Memorial services: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Outrigger Canoe Club. Casual and aloha attire. No flowers.

Arcenio Mendoza Pagatpatan
June 9, 2011
Arcenio Mendoza Pagatpatan, 98, of Honolulu, died in Long Beach, Calif. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Philip and Sam Pagatpatan and Ronald Sevilla; sister Tomasa Pascua; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hilda Tarnate Pagatpatan
May 4, 2000
Hilda Tarnate Pagatpatan, 83, of Honolulu, a retired custodian, died in Long Beach, Calif. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by sons Philip and Sam Pagatpatan and Ronald Sevilla; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 1:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Akiyo Hoshino Park
Aug. 22, 2011
Akiyo Hoshino “Aki” Park, 79, of Waipahu, a retired Heeia Elementary School teacher, died in the Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Herbert C.W., son Russell J., daughter Suzanne J. “Suzie” Thompson, brothers Richard T. and Thomas S. Hoshino, sister Kimiyo Miyose, and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yvonne Patricia Phillips
July 3, 2011
Yvonne Patricia Phillips, 68, of Kailua, a Hickam Air Force Base accountant and retired Morale, Welfare and Recreation accountant, died at home. She was born in England. She is survived by son Robert J. Oliva Sr.; daughters Tony N. Oliva and Patricia A. Iwami; hanai daughter Nichole Calnan; sisters Zita Yap, Carol Reinke, Colette Godfrey and Kelly Behm; three grandchildren; and four hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. with reception to follow. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Mark Richard Rife
Aug. 25, 2011
Mark Richard Rife, 38, of Hilo, a former teacher with Christian Liberty Academy, a youth pastor at Hilo Missionary Church, founder and pastor of Elevate, and an English instructor with UniTEFL, died. He was born in Harrisburg, Pa. He is survived by parents Richard and Patricia, brothers Greg and Doug, and grandparents John and Martha Tighe. An informal memorial gathering followed by a scattering of his (and his wife Sarah’s) ashes at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Happiness Garden (behind the Suisan Fish Market at the mouth of Wailoa River). Casual attire. Loose flowers and/or thread lei are welcome. The gathering will be standing room only and umbrellas are recommended.

Mary Victoria Savio
Aug. 31, 2011
Mary Victoria Savio, 96, of Ho­no­lulu, a retired Realtor, died at home. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y. She is survived by sons Peter B., John G. and Eugene R.; daughters Helen S. Godwin and Surita S. Steinfeld; and five grandchildren. Private services held. Donations may be made to Hospice Hawaii in her memory.

Hanayo Correa Silva
Aug. 31, 2011
Hanayo Correa Silva, 95, of Kahului died in Hale Makua Wailuku. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son John; daughters Ann Marie Okuyama, Ethel Kealoha, Thelma F. Yamamura and Eleanor C. Morioka; brother Sueo Fujioka; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: www.ballardfamily­mortuaries.com.

Haruko Takano
Aug. 26, 2011
Haruko “Boston” Takano, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Woolworth’s sales clerk, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Keiichiro “K,” son Alan K., daughter Jean M. Nakasato and brothers Seiichi and Walter M. Nakagawa. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Aloha attire.

Roberta A. Tamura
Aug. 2, 2011
Roberta A. “Bobbie” Tamura, 72, of Honolulu died. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband Minoru “Mino”; children Derek, Carson, Steven, Jo Ann, Lee Ann and Jesse; and seven grandchildren. Private services held. Incorrect information published in an obituary on Friday.

Kikue Taniguchi
Aug. 31, 2011
Kikue Taniguchi, 83, of Hilo, a retired Ben Franklin salesclerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Myles and Gil, daughter Cynthia Kaku, brother Toshiharu Tanaka, sister Shizue Ono, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. next Sunday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 2 p.m.

Macario Fierro Villa
Aug. 26, 2011
Macario Fierro Villa, 70, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Artesia, N.M. He is survived by wife Emmy; son Aaron L.; daughter Sharon L.V. Tsai; brothers Robert and Andy; sisters Maria Thompson, Roseanne Cook and Pearl Mercer; and four grandchildren. Private services held.

Rosita Peralta Villanueva
Sept. 1, 2011
Rosita Peralta “Rose” Villanueva, 92, of Waipahu, a registered nurse, died in Waipahu. She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Juan W.M.; daughters Estela Webb and Fe Nolasco; brothers Marcial and Francisco Jr. Peralta; sisters Visitacion P. Pascua, Elizabeth Bautista and Victoria P. Valenteros; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneral­services.com.

Merry Lois Vreeland
Aug. 29, 2011
Merry Lois Vreeland, 84, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired private duty nurse in Southern California, died at home. She was born in Eldred, Pa. She is survived by sons Bradley and Michael Ostrander, daughters Deborah Rice and Gail Lusk, sister Erla Mae Silva, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness (on Kokomo Road). No flowers. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.






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