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Obituaries

For Monday, December 5, 2011


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Arthur Warren Aiu
Nov. 4, 2011
Arthur Warren "Bobo" Aiu, 75, of Waianae, a retired city Keehi Transfer Station supervisor, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Winogene "Nana"; sons Arthur W.K. and Michael; daughters Kim Becker and LeeAnn Valdez; brothers Leonard, David, Alexander, Melvin and Harry; sister Sylvia; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 130 Ohua Ave. Services and mass: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Nov. 28.

Eureko Francisco Apilando Sr.
Oct. 28, 2011
Eureko Francisco Apilando Sr., also known as "Cisco" and "Api," 79, of Kaneohe, a retired owner of Api's Appliance Service and Sales, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. He is survived by wife Jane; sons Randall, Francisco Jr. and Gabriel; daughters Francine Appleton, Valerie Risso and Lovelyn, Janice and Andrea Apilando; brother Simeon; sister Amelia Poli; 30 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the park cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Eileen Yoshie Awai
Nov. 30, 2011
Eileen Yoshie Awai, 85, of Hono lulu, a retired Aliiolani Elementary School teacher, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Thomas, daughter Marjorie, brother Les Ihara and sisters Yukie Tanaka and Gere Mimaki. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Cathedral of St. Andrew. Services: 10 am. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Friends of Waikiki Aquarium.

Gavino Dela Cruz Cabanatan
Nov. 18, 2011
Gavino Dela Cruz Cabanatan, 94, of Puhi, Kauai, a retired Kauai Nursery & Landscaping laborer, died in Garden Isle Healthcare. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Juliet; sons Florendo, Frencisco and Alberto; daughters Esmenia Diculen, Julie Sensano, Concepcion Ababa, Adelina Nicolas and Julie Anne Cabanatan; 32 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel, Koloa, Kauai. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe.

Ngoc Tuyen Doan
Nov. 18, 2011
Ngoc Tuyen Doan, also known as Sandy Kim Doan, 91, of Hono lulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by daughter Diem Huyen, also known as Kristina Kim. Services at noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

Eugene Keiki Gaspar Jr.
Nov. 20, 2011
Eugene Keiki "Duna" Gaspar Jr., 66, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired Grace Pacific Corp. heavy equipment operator, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Mahealani, hanai daughter Leinani Loa, sisters Cammy Yeaman and Wanda Carpenter, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Mass: 7 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict's Painted Church. Visitation and reception to follow. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. at Honaunau Beach. Call 640-8074.

Nelson Edward Gaspar Jr.
Nov. 13, 2011
Nelson Edward Gaspar Jr., 67, of Honolulu, a city Neighborhood Commission Department clerk and printer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Tracey "Moana" Kaleikini; brothers Leonard, Warren, Frank, Douglas, Don and Erik; sister Carol; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary.

Tommy Haruo Harada
Nov. 26, 2011
Tommy Haruo Harada, 87, of Pearl City, a retired Ameron heavy-equipment mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Shirley, daughters Joann Morita and Elaine Maeda, sisters Doris Miike and Yoshie Dickinson, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private family services will be held.

Harriet Kay Giltner Kaawa
Sept. 14, 2011
Harriet Kay Giltner Kaawa, 65, of Waianae, a Nanakuli Food Bank distributor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Sampson K., James K., Malcolm K. and Bronson H. Kaawa, Milton Rabanes and Nathan K. Kipi; daughters Bernadine K. McShane, Belinda A. Palakiko, Sherl-Deen N. Silva and Shaynee Giltner-Baptista; brothers Thomas, Dennis, Gill and Howard Giltner, Williama, Sam, Romey, Gordan and James Au Hoon, Spencer Cabato and Louis Mooke; sisters Barbra Kaawa, Joyce Meafou, Wilma Biscano and Karen Oury; 33 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Saturday at Zablan Beach, Nanakuli. Luncheon at noon at 89-270 Mano Ave. (3rd Road), Waianae. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Kiyoko Kishi
Nov. 25, 2011
Kiyoko Kishi, 91, of Austin, Texas, died in Austin. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Aileen Kishi and Susan Davis, brother Shigeo Takai and two grandchildren. Services held in Austin. Donations suggested to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78759.

Hanako Kobayashi
Nov. 18, 2011
Hanako Kobayashi, 79, of Hono lulu, a retired Legislative Reference Bureau librarian, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sister Orie Saruwatari. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. No flowers.

James Alexander Lowe
Nov. 16, 2011
James Alexander Lowe, 68, of Kaneohe, a structural engineer and contractor, died at home. He was born in Montreal. He is survived by wife Ruby, son Kimo, sister Melody Stanford and two grandchildren. Private services.

Jessica Kilimi Maene
Nov. 18, 2011
Jessica Kilimi Maene, 48, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Philip; sons Jeffrey, Jason and Jack; daughters Natasha Peato and Jolly Maene; mother Liu Toilolo; brothers Jasper and Kilimi Faleafine; sisters Jolly and Jelly Faleafine; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary.

Tsutomu Masumoto
Nov. 26, 2011
Tsutomu "Blackie" Masumoto, 85, of Wailuku, an automotive mechanic, owner of Masumoto Garage and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by daughters Susan Easterling and Donna Phillips, and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kepaniwai Park, Iao Valley, Maui. Private burial. Casual attire.

Charlotte Waiohinukahawai Kunane Meyers
Dec. 1, 2011
Charlotte Waiohinukahawai Kunane Meyers, 88, of Honolulu, a bookkeeper at various companies, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband H. David Sr.; son Hensley D. Jr.; daughters Joellen J. Santos, Mary L. Robertson and Ruth L. Runnels; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaimuki Ward, Kahala Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Hilda Theresa Morse
Nov. 24, 2011
Hilda Theresa Morse, formerly known as Hilda Theresa Cummings, 80, of Hilo, a Realtor, died in Hilo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Howard Cummings; daughters Joanne Carpenter, Jannet Merderios, Jamie Pearl, Antoinette Darby and Samantha Fumes; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. For service information, call Joanne Carpenter at 512-417-5994. Aloha attire. No flowers. Email condolences to jamiejk2@gmail.com.

Mildred Kyoko Enga Nicely
Nov. 20, 2011
Mildred Kyoko Enga Nicely, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Sheraton Waikiki laundry supervisor, died at home. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Terrence R., Rodney D. and Arthur H.; daughter Marla K.; sister Patricia I. Torres; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Soto Mission of Aiea-Taiheiji, 99-045 Kauhale St. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lily Toshiko Okamoto
Nov. 11, 2011
Lily Toshiko Okamoto, 86, of Kuau, Maui, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Sapporo, Japan. She is survived by son Henry M.; daughters Elizabeth K. Sikorski, Katherine Baliaris and Margaret M. Pumphrey; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Meletagikina K. Olie
Nov. 15, 2011
Meletagikina K. Olie, 25, of Honolulu, a cashier, died in Hono lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Vaopuka M. Uanitola-Olie, father Meki H. Esera Sr., mother Mua O. Espino, brother Meki H. Esera Jr., sisters Mahelani R. Olie and Margarita M. Espino, grandparents Uanitola and Rebecca, and hanai grandparents Ioelu and Litia Suka. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Olive United Methodist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Patricia Nobuko Onaka
Nov. 29, 2011
Patricia Nobuko Onaka, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Moanalua High School library clerk, died. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Yukio; daughters Charlene Yamashiro and Sondra Onaka; brother Raymond Terada; sisters Peggy Kawano, Dorothy Nakata and Jean Watanabe; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Wai Woon Pang
Nov. 28, 2011
Wai Woon Pang, 92, of Aiea died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by son Robert, daughter Angela Chung, brothers Bing Fai and Bing Keung Lam, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Saturnina Tagavilla Pasol
Nov. 6, 2011
Saturnina Tagavilla Pasol, 99, of Waianae died in Kapolei. She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Felix "Nelson"; daughters Maria "Soledad" Julio, Juliana "Erlinda" Luna and Maggie "Flora" Preza; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Ethel Akemi Satake
Nov. 24, 2011
Ethel Akemi Satake, 67, of Hilo, an American Savings Bank retiree, office manager at the former DIVACO Cooperative and Prime Kine Farms employee, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Jerald, brother Everett Kaisen, sister Elaine Uyetake and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Midori Shimabukuro
Nov. 18, 2011
Midori Shimabukuro, 83, of Hilo, a retired Kandi's Snack Shop kitchen helper, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua-Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by husband William "Willie"; sons Alan and Dale McCabe; daughter Tammy Arquero; brothers Ralph, James and Winfred Kubo; sisters Amy Ross, Judy Fukuda, Michie Hines and Eiko DeQuattro; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

Petronila Santella Somera
Nov. 6, 2011
Petronila Santella "Nellie" Somera, 74, of Pearl City, a Kuakini Medical Center retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ernest S.; sons Luther, Julius and Alika; daughters Ernel Guinto and Cynthia Kiyonaga; sisters Juanita, Teofila, Epitacio and Teresa Santella; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome.

Helene Alice Piilani Tabangcura
Nov. 14, 2011
Helene Alice Piilani Tabangcura, 28, of Waianae died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Emory Schlitzkus-Tabangcura Jr.; daughters Maysha Schlitzkus-Tabangcura and Alicen Fisher-Tabangcura; parents Crispin Jr. and Marylil; brothers Crispin III, Wilfred and Moses; sister Maylene Kahele; and companion Emory Schlitzkus Sr. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church Waianae. Mass: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Sadako Tavares
Nov. 24, 2011
Sadako "Dhaki" Tavares, 91, of Makawao, Maui, and Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired quality control inspector at Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory in Keaau, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Gilbert, Jarrett and Robin; daughters Nancy Capellas, Roni T. Lemmo, and Carrie and Elaine Tavares; brother Harry Sudo; sisters Lenny Galik, Florence Ah Sing and Gertrude Wagner; former caregiver Andrea Saito; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hilo Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Hilo.

Wade Watanabe
Nov. 6, 2011
Wade Watanabe, 61, of Mililani, a retired Air Force technical sergeant at Hickam Air Force Base and a former network controller for Verizon Business at Wheeler Air Force Base, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Pao H.; son Wade L.S. Jr.; daughter Jennifer; brothers Theodore "Ted," Clyde and Dean; sister Pam Nakamura; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.






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