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Obituaries

For Wednesday, November 16, 2011


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Rodney W. Botelho
Nov. 6, 2011
Rodney W. Botelho, 74, of Aiea, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Christiane Botelho and Adrienne Hartz, brother Alvin and four grandchildren. Visitation at noon Friday at St. Elizabeth Church. Mass: 1 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

Sandra Lee Case
Nov. 10, 2011
Sandra Lee Case, 69, of Eleele, Kauai, died at home. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband James, son Dean, daughter Shanna Gallo, sister Judy Jones and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Hanapepe United Church of Christ. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gerrit Kotaro Chinen
Nov. 6, 2011
Gerrit Kotaro Chinen, 49, of Pearl City died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Joyce H., sisters Rochelle Chow and Gayle Chinen, and grandparent Florence Miyamoto. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Gardens Missionary, 1401 Mahiole St., Honolulu. Casual attire.

Carolyn C. Choy
Nov. 6, 2011
Carolyn C. "Ah Sam" Choy, 99, of Honolulu, a retired Palolo Elementary School teacher, died in Senior Care Center-Manoa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ronald K.H., Willis K.O. and Jon K.T.; daughter Roberta C. Nakamura; sister Hong Sim Leong; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services pending. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

Franklin Akihiko Enomoto
Nov. 3, 2011
Franklin Akihiko Enomoto, 78, of Waipahu, a retired Green Thumb Inc. architect, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Masako, brother Stanley M. and sister Luella Lum. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

Kim Ming Goo
Oct. 18, 2011
Kim Ming Goo, 85, of Honolulu, a First Interstate Bank retiree and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Luk Wan "Betty" Chan, son Nelson, daughters Francine Goo Javonillo and Elzadia Goo, brothers Tai Chock and Shih Hung, sisters Alice Kam and Dorothy Mow, and three grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Arthur Pilialohaokalani Guerpo
Oct. 22, 2011
Arthur Pilialohaokalani Guerpo, 33, of Waimea, Hawaii, a line cook at Kawaihae Seafood Bar and Sansei Restaurant, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Wallissa Carvalho; sons Pili and Ponomaikai Carvalho-Guerpo; daughters Aotealoa Masalosalo, Puuwaianuhea and Paanimealoha Carvalho-Guerpo, and Kawena-Alexis Pine; father Clinton; mother Kathie Pua; brothers Shawn and Clint; sisters Brendalee, Consuelo and Kuulei Guerpo, and Meiling Yao; hanai brothers Elai Horn, Chachi Galinato and Todd Guerpo; hanai sister Adrianne Akina; and grandparent Susan Pua. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Church chapel, Waimea. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stephen Tadashi Harada
Nov. 8, 2011
Stephen Tadashi Harada, 71, of Kahului, an entrepreneur in horticulture, died in Kahului. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by son Wade, daughter Stefany Veiga, stepdaughters Susan Schweiner and Tara Denham, sister Grace Murata and eight grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Ellen Kai Chung Hee
Nov. 4, 2011
Ellen Kai Chung Hee, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Oahu Care Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harvey and Bucky, daughter Sandra H. Hagen, 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:45 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Richard Takayuki Hirata
Oct. 19, 2011
Richard Takayuki Hirata, 77, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Marlene, sons Lance and Dean, daughter Susan Wai, brother Mamoru, sister Beatrice Hoshino and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gail Lynn Jones
Nov. 2, 2011
Gail Lynn "Aunty Gail" Jones, 51, of Waimanalo, a Mel's Supermarket manager, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Wade, Gregory and Barry. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Abraham Puaoliwa Kanehe
Nov. 9, 2011
Abraham Puaoliwa Kanehe, 90, of Kailua, a retired Hawaiian Cement & Dredging ready-mix driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by hanai son Salvatore Jordano Sr.; daughters Josephine Kozuki and Melva K. and Koleen K. Kanehe; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Akiko Kaneshiro
Oct. 16, 2011
Akiko Kaneshiro, 93, of Honolulu died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son John; daughters Diane Matsuura, Darlynn Miller and Cherylanne Yamamoto; sister Ellen Von Barfuss; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Hiroshi Kawamoto
Oct. 28, 2011
Hiroshi Kawamoto, 92, of Santa Cruz, Calif., a retired water treatment plant operator and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in California. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Alan, daughters Susan Okada and Lynn Franklin, sisters Hanako Marubayashi and Shigeko Nakamura, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations suggested to American Heart Association, Honolulu chapter.

Benita Salazar Lapinid
Nov. 13, 2011
Benita Salazar Lapinid, 85, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a homemaker and housecleaner at the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. She was born in Kapulena, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Rocky and Floyd; daughters Linda Ganigan, Lauren Aragon, Beverly Joaquin, Angela Ponce, Sheila De Luz and Aileen Thomas; hanai daughter Josephine Cariaga; brothers Ebencio and Guillermo Salazar; sisters Sue Agor, Pacita Salomon, Cresentia Ganutan, Carmen Sanchez and Carol Vinluan; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kukaiau County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Lum Nip Leong
Oct. 19, 2011
Lum Nip Leong, 87, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter at Hawaiian Dredging and See Dai Doo Society, died in Honolulu. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Betty K., son Colin K.W., daughter Wendy M.N. Mow, brother Lum Gwung, hanai brother Cliff Jun Sing Soon and four grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Raymond P. McCabe
Oct. 19, 2011
Raymond P. McCabe, 55, of Honolulu, an artist and president of Raymond P. McCabe Inc., died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife May, mother Loretta, brother Randall and sisters Rosalind Rodrigues, Janis Walther and Reynelle Morita. Private services.

Neil Shizuto Nakamura
Oct. 23, 2011
Neil Shizuto Nakamura, 58, of Ewa Beach, a MidWeek director of printing, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Monterey, Calif. He is survived by wife Jo Ann "Joey," son Drew, mother Rose and sister Gwen. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mitsuko Nakashima
Nov. 13, 2011
Mitsuko Nakashima, 91, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Tsukasa and Satoru, daughters Tomoko Ota and Lianne K. Uehara, brother Makoto Fujioka, sister Asae Nakaoka, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services at noon Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Herbert K. Nishigata
Nov. 4, 2011
Herbert K. "Murph" Nishigata, 76, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Beatrice, sons Clyde M. and Glen S., daughter Darcy, brother Walter, sister Ethel Sakurai, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sandra Kamaile Kukaua Okazaki
Nov. 9, 2011
Sandra Kamaile Kukaua Okazaki, 73, of Wailuku, a retired Shirokiya salesclerk, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Glenn, Brian and Garrett "Kaleo"; daughters Charlene and Lynn Okazaki, and Kelly Andaya; sister Gladys Peralta; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Door of Faith Church, Wailuku. Services: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Rita Taifane Osamu
Nov. 11, 2011
Rita Taifane "Olika" Osamu, 48, of Lihue, an escrow officer, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Fagasa, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Sione; son Semisi "Misi"; daughters Renee "Sivai" To'oto'o, Lisa "Lopeti" Teumisinale and Eseneiaso "Ese" Tarin; father Tuaniga Taifane; sisters Laina Taifane, Valisa Fifita and Faith Po-Ching; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Lihue United Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

Steven J. Pacheco
Nov. 10, 2011
Steven J. Pacheco, 55, of Hilo, a retired cane truck driver at Hilo Coast Processing Co. and Mauna Kea Sugar Co, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Audrey P.; sons Shannon Saniatan and Dawson Requelman; daughters Cheryl-Lyn Vesperas, Shannell Gorospe, Tahnee Batulanon, Styann Pacheco and Dareza Requelman; stepson Kuuipo Mokiao; brothers Harry Jr. and Brian; sister Claire Mays; and 13 grandchildren. Motorcycle run: meeting 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary; departing 10 a.m. Celebration of life at noon at Kolekole Beach Park, Honomu, Hawaii. Casual attire.

Donald Rodrigues
Oct. 21, 2011
Donald Rodrigues, 66, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by hanai son Tyrone Stewart; hanai daughters Diane and Yvonne Stewart, and Terri Muraoka; brother Harold; sister Carmen Moke; stepbrother Gilbert; and stepsister Lorraine Buchanan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church, Old Government Road, Waianae. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Albert Barros Silva Sr.
Oct. 28, 2011
Albert Barros Silva Sr., also known as "Quick Silva," 94, of Waipahu, a Waipahu Boxing Club coach, retired Oahu Sugar Co. supervisor and Sports Hall of Fame inductee in 2009, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by daughters Bernie Matsumura and Alberta Kamaunu, brother Gabriel, sisters Irene Moreno and Margie Cryar, 10 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Edward T. Tadeo
Nov. 6, 2011
Edward T. Tadeo, 84, of Kahului, a retired warehouseman, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Teresa; sons Mario, Dean and Eddie; daughters Editha Colitti, Tessie Labra, Karen Gollero and Nita Saguibo; brother Cirilo; sisters Gregoria Tobias and Julie Villarin; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Seraphina Lily Teeter
Nov. 12, 2011
Seraphina Lily "Phina" Teeter, 7, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a Mountain View Elementary School student, died at her father's home in Kona. She was born in Silverton, Ore. She is survived by father Joshua, mother Emily Aguilera, stepfather Aaron Aguilera, brother Dante and sister Matilda Aguilera. Celebration of life and potluck: 1 p.m. Saturday at Spencer Beach Park, South Kohala, Hawaii.

Toshio Tsuda
Oct. 19, 2011
Toshio "Joe" Tsuda, 94, of Honolulu, a retired master carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Marlene Chikazawa, hanai son Miles T. Escajeda and hanai daughter Vanessa Escajeda. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Edwin Mokuokai Voeller
Oct. 31, 2011
Edwin Mokuokai Voeller, 77, of Kailua, a retired master plumber, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Rusty, Kalani, Mark, Scott and Kela; daughters Tracy and Lei; sister Miriam Cabral; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at Kailua Beach. Casual attire.

Quwahia Whisperingfire
Oct. 23, 2011
Quwahia Whisperingfire, 56, of Honolulu, a psychologist and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by husband Paul Light Sun Paul Peaceweaver Johnson; son Uchendah; daughter Chi Chi; brother Phillip Torrence; sisters Stefania L. Lestier, Oniebelle McMullen and Lori Youngblood; and a grandchild. No services.

Raymond Lee Hong Wong
Oct. 7, 2011
Raymond Lee Hong Wong, 89, of Honolulu, a retired budget administrator at GTE Hawaiian Telephone Co. and an Army technical 5 sergeant who served in World War II, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Gary Higashida, daughter Cheryl L. Higashida, stepson James M. Reis and stepdaughter Stephanie L. Sheehy. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Marvin E. Woods
Nov. 10, 2011
Marvin E. "Woody" Woods, 70, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Big Stone Gap, Va. He is survived by wife Susie Tu, son Kenneth, daughter Janie Talledo and five grandchildren. Services in Las Vegas.






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