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For Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Lourdes Legaspi Abuel
Oct. 24, 2011
Lourdes Legaspi Abuel, 81, of Ewa Beach died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Zamboanga, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ernesto M.; sons Ernesto L. Jr., Edwin L., Ruben L. and Carlo L.; daughters Zenaida A. Tiongco and Pamela A. Musni; brothers Ernesto L., Alfredo L., Amor L. and Alex L. Legaspi; sisters Letty L. and Lilia L. Legaspi, and Leonora and Leonida L. Gonzales; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences at

Urias De Los Santo Asuncion
Nov. 10, 2011
Urias De Los Santo Asuncion, 102, of Waipahu died in Kaneohe. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Maximo and Rosevelt T.D.; daughters Rosalina Acosta, Loreta Tamayo, Juanita Nelson and Clarina Asuncion; 23 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

William K.W. Auyong
Oct. 30, 2011
William K.W. "Bill" Auyong, 76, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ellen S.L., sons Robin and Rory, daughters Rowena Auyong and Ramona Ching, and four grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Nov. 26.

Eric Fujiwara
Nov. 16, 2011
Eric "Garfield" Fujiwara, 54, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Hawaii Army National Guard mechanic technician, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Donna, son Daniel, daughter Michelle Hinazumi, parents George and Yaeko, brothers Duane and Myles, sister Lorene Takasaki and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery pavilion. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Vicente Salileng Galimba Jr.
Nov. 8, 2011
Vicente Salileng "Jack" Galimba Jr., 76, of Los Angeles, formerly of Hilo, a retired Philippine government employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Eugenia U. "Gening," daughters Irene Galimba-Narciso and Genievic Galimba-Ancheta, sisters Leticia Galimba and Luzviminda Galimba-Cortez, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Final services in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Casual attire.

Wattie Mae Hedemann
Nov. 15, 2011
Wattie Mae Hedemann, 84, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a businesswoman, died in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son George, daughter Meta Eckart, stepson Ed Hedemann, stepdaughter Jeremy Heath, sister Harriet Tom, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, Kealakekua. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Pui Ying Tsao Lau
Nov. 20, 2011
Pui Ying Tsao Lau, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Zhong Shan, China. She is survived by daughter-in-law Tze Hing Lau, a hanai grandchild and two hanai great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Taoist services. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences at

Richard Mersberg Jr.
Nov. 15, 2011
Richard Mersberg Jr., 57, of Waianae, a construction employee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jadelynn; sons Bruce Mersberg and Ikaika Mahuka; daughter Natashia; brother Samuel Pa'e; sisters Joan Amendariz, Majorie Mielke, Daisy Pletcher, Charlotte Evans, Joann Mersberg and Faye Smith; and nine grandchildren. Private services.

Alejandro Lianos Navarez Sr.
Nov. 15, 2011
Alejandro Lianos "Ando" Navarez Sr., 83, of Waipahu, a retired federal government electrician, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by Rosario "Rose," sons Alejandro Jr. and Justin, daughters Julie Osthoff and Judy Navarez, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Howard Numealani Plunkett Sr.
Nov. 14, 2011
Howard Numealani "Bullo" Plunkett Sr., 75, of Kula, Hawaii, a retired construction laborer, died at home. He was born in Keanae, Maui. He is survived by sons Howard Jr. and George "Keoki"; daughters Roxane Benavides, Irene Plunkett-Mina, Lynette "Nani" Pokipala and Noelani "Honeygirl" Jensen; stepdaughters Kamae and Linda Ha'o, and Jody Kazanecki; brothers Edward and Leonard "Boy"; sister Lorraine P. Kenui; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences at

Kameichi Sakamoto
Nov. 24, 2011
Kameichi Sakamoto, 85, of Lihue, a retired Kauai High School agriculture teacher, died at home. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Mae, daughters Stacy Matsuzawa and Jan Sakamoto, brother Haruichi, sister Matsuko and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 7 at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 10 a.m.

Alice Tamura
Nov. 3, 2011
Alice Tamura, 80, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George H.; sons Randal R., Darryl K. and Lindsey J.; daughter Gayle H. Sousa; sister Bertha Y. Ling; and six grandchildren. Services held. Private inurnment. Additional information for obituary published Nov. 27.

Melchor P. Tenoso
Nov. 6, 2011
Melchor P. Tenoso, 45, of Waipahu, a maintenance landscaper, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by mother Milagros; brothers Guillermo Jr., Salvador and Joey; and sisters Mildred Tenoso, Juliet Agag, Magadalena Tadeja and May Labuni. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Matthew Gaea Uti
Oct. 29, 2011
Matthew Gaea Uti, also known as "John" and "Ioane," 53, of Waianae died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by sons John Uti-Mathias and Matthew Uti-Kauki; daughter Johnette Uti-Mathias; brothers Daniel and Lauma Salu Uti, Paulo Gaea and Salu Jr Uti; sisters Iutita Gaea, Lesina Salu Uti Bienaime, Ana Salu Uti Filipo, Christina Salu Uti and Sofia Salu Uti Ta'ase; hanai brothers Siitia, Albert and Veni Gaea, and Norman Bartley; hanai sisters Katerina Ta'a and Cassandra Soa; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. today at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information published in an obituary Nov. 25.

Calvin Chung Hee Wong
Nov. 14, 2011
Calvin Chung Hee "Wongie" Wong, 81, of Kailua, a retired Hawaiian Airlines cargo agent and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet, sons Brian and David, daughter Sandra Cramer, brother Lewis and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Online condolences:

Stanley K. Yamashita
Oct. 22, 2011
Stanley K. Yamashita, 70, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Advertiser copy editor and Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Derral R. Herbst, brother Glenn T. and sisters Jennie T. Yamashita, Eleanor Y. Meyer and Marie Y. Okamura. Services held. No monetary offerings. Online remembrances at Incorrect information published in an obituary Nov. 25.

Calvin Chikao Yokomoto
Nov. 22, 2011
Calvin Chikao "Chiko" Yokomoto, 84, of Honolulu, a real estate broker and Army veteran, died in Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sandy J., daughter Joan M. Gregory and brother John. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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