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Obituaries

For Tuesday, October 11, 2011


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Jacqueline Virginia Almeida
Sept. 30, 2011
Jacqueline Virginia Almeida, 81, of Honolulu died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons David and Glenn, daughters Debra Morgan and Marlene Quinones, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dorothy Kam Chew Chun
Oct. 1, 2011
Dorothy Kam Chew Chun, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Claudia Y.H. Chun, Cynthia C. Kam and Colleen Robinson; sister Alma Goo; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Natividad Gishi
Sept. 28, 2011
Natividad "Natty" Gishi, 73, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael Limatoc; daughters Bonnie Limatoc-DePonte, Honey-Girl Limatoc, Lynn Bolton, Billy Jo Padilla, Miki Johnson, Lydia Pontin and Gail Dwight; brother Richard "Dong" Antonio; sisters Sophie Yonashiro, Anita Antonio, Millie Lum and Purita Reynolds; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sandra Elvira Grainger
Sept. 30, 2011
Sandra Elvira Grainger, 51, of Honolulu, a Sears receiving administrator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Fort Carson, Colo. She is survived by husband James B.; son Jimmy; daughters Rachelle and Brigitte; parents Audelia and Carlos R. Martinez; brothers Alonzo, Adrian and Carlos Martinez; sister Elizabeth Weeks; and grandparent Maria A. Carrillo. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Visitation to follow. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

Takeo Harada
Sept. 27, 2011
Takeo Harada, 97, of Honolulu, formerly of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retiree and an Army veteran, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Clifton and Keith, brother Terrence, sister Mineko Ito, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings. Incorrect information published in an obituary Monday.

Carnation Haunani Harris
Oct. 3, 2011
Carnation Haunani Harris, 21, of Wailuku died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by companion Keoki Gramberg; daughters Kaileena and Khaelyn Harris-Gramberg; parents Solomon and Eunice; brothers Kawika Blevins, Kaniela Kaahanui and Solomon Harris Jr.; and sisters Ivanette Blevins, Kualei Kaahanui and Celeste Harris. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Iao Valley (pavilion area). Services:11 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Richard H. Hirai
Oct. 1, 2011
Richard H. Hirai, 69, of Honolulu, an attorney with Hirai and Hirai, died in St. Francis Hospice-Nuuanu. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Elsie M., sons Craig H. and Todd Y., brother Brian, sisters Larraine Hartley and Sharlene Crawford, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Harris United Methodist Church. Services: 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice-Nuuanu, Harris United Methodist Church or Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.

David Tadahiro Ito
Sept. 7, 2011
David Tadahiro Ito, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Fort Shafter contract specialist and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Beverly Oyasato, sister Masako Nishizuka and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

James Edward Kealohalani Kaina
Sept. 26, 2011
James Edward Kealohalani Kaina, 73, of Honolulu, formerly of New York City, a musician and retired Eastern regional sales representative for the Hawaii Visitors Bureau in New York City, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Sylvia Young. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Kamehameha Schools' Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

George Michael Kunz
Oct. 7, 2011
George Michael Kunz, 65, of Honolulu, an IBM manager and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by wife Diana, son George M. Jr., daughter Michele Burns, brother William and a grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1404 University Ave. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Valerie K. La'a
Sept. 10, 2011
Valerie K. La'a, 55, of Waianae, a Waianae High School educational assistant, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Claude; sons Shannon, Brandon and Keaka; daughters Shanna and Noelani; parents Gerald Sr. and Wilma Kalua; brother Gerald Kalua Jr.; sister Laurie Monsegue; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

William Lima Jr.
Oct. 1, 2011
William Lima Jr., 88, of Honolulu, a retired Matson crane operator, died in Honolulu. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by wife Lily Y.N.; sons Rocky, Walter and Warren; daughters Pauline "Nani" Hardy and Melinda Lima; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. 

Hattie Keomaka Macomber
Oct. 2, 2011
Hattie Keomaka Macomber, 86, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a Kona Village Resort employee, Roberts Hawaii tour guide and kumu hula, died in Kau Hospital. She was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Benjamin L. Jr., daughters Mercedes Basiliko and Donna Hing, hanai daughter Christine Matsuoka, 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Kauahaao Church, Waiohinu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

Alice C. Martins
Sept. 30, 2011
Alice C. Martins, 101, of Hilo, a retired cook for the former Martin's Corner and formerly at S.H. Kress Store downtown, died at home. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Manuel D. and David; daughters Henrietta Seto, Janette Carreira, Susan Medeiros and Vivian Rice; 19 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hiroshi Mitsunaga
Sept. 15, 2011
Hiroshi "Paul" Mitsunaga, 93, of Aiea, a retired painting contractor and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 1,399th Engineer Construction Battalion, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet H., daughter Ruth Arnaldo, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Joan Shizue Morisaki
Oct. 4, 2011
Joan Shizue Morisaki, 57, of Lahaina, a Safeway cashier, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by brother Robert and sisters Joyce Nakamoto and Betty Taira. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary, Maui. Services: 4 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Sunday.

George Nakano
Sept. 23, 2011
George Nakano, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Macy's salesman, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in San Jose, Calif. He is survived by wife Aiko "Alice"; daughters Sheryl Nakano, Julie Nakano-McDonald, Carole Mito and Sharon Yamauchi; brothers Hank and Jim; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Alice Hatsuyo Ohata
Oct. 4, 2011
Alice Hatsuyo Ohata, 92, of Makawao, Maui, an apartment manager and homemaker, died at home. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by husband Robert O., son Carl, daughter Irene Wilson, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Iao United Church of Christ. Services: 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

Frank Prinea Jr.
Sept. 10, 2011
Frank Prinea Jr., 49, of Honolulu, a painter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Frank III and Brandon; daughter Danelle; parents Frank and Doris; brother Jimmy Hernandez; sisters Rose Tankersley, Belinda Iverson and Gina Ishida; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Kohei Sakuma
Sept. 18, 2011
Kohei Sakuma, 89, of Waipahu, a Navy firefighter and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Puuloa, Ewa. He is survived by wife Alice I.; sons Michael A. and Alan K.; daughters Lynda L. Tasaka, and Ruth K. and Patsy N. Sakuma; brother Shigeru; sisters Agnes S. Horiuchi and Leatrice S. Campbell; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Mary Kimiye Sato
Oct. 2, 2011
Mary Kimiye Sato, 88, of Honolulu, a retired hotel inspector for the Waikiki Beachcomber, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by daughters Linda Nagatani and Diane Young, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Emily Charlotte Tom Young
Sept. 30, 2011
Emily Charlotte Tom Young, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Kapalama Elementary School kindergarten teacher, died at home. She was born in Waikapu, Maui. She is survived by husband Donald H.B.; sons Glenn, Bruce and Keith; daughter Lorie; sister Lillian Chou; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Additional visitation: noon at Community Church of Honolulu. Services: 1 p.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Margaret L. Yuen
Oct. 9, 2011
Margaret L. Yuen, 98, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Oren, Joseph and Kevin; daughters Lynette Ching, Laureen Baker and Kathryn Yuen; brother Harold Lau; sister Hester Goforth; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 1:30 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.






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