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Obituaries

For Sunday, December 25, 2011


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Mabel Linda Galisa Agbayani
Dec. 23, 2011
Mabel Linda Galisa Agbayani, 85, of Aiea, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel cocktail waitress, died at home. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Robert J. and Richard M. Lewis, and Richard, Brian and William Agbayani; daughters Alda Glass, Phyllis Kawachi, Deborah Suliven, Janice Higa and Patricia Miranda; sister JoAnn Main; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Jeanine Kauiokalani Michelle Phipps Akiona
Dec. 20, 2011
Jeanine Kauiokalani Michelle Phipps Akiona, 45, of Honolulu, a hula dancer, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ikaika L.Z.; partner Anthony L. Zannini; and sisters Karen Kutzen, Jacklinn Kalani, Kathleen Ahlo, Ruth Choi, Yuki Lyons and Lily Dudoit. Services pending. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. For more information, call Karen at 987-1934 or Jackie at 778-4734.

Rudolph Dias Barona
Dec. 13, 2011
Rudolph Dias "Rudy" Barona, 84, of Kahului, a former McKesson Liquor Co. liquor salesman, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by son Derek Sr.; stepson William Manahan; daughters Lolita S. Barona, Deborah "Debbie" Feliciano and Ann Marie Martin; sister Mildred "Millie" Cole; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Urn burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Mary Belliveau
Dec. 19, 2011
Mary "Grace" Belliveau, 95, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired secretary at Tewksbury School in Massachusetts, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Medford, Mass. She is survived by sons Albert Jr. and John. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Saint Catherine Catholic Church, Kapaa. Private inurnment.

Charles Moniz Cobile
Dec. 21, 2011
Charles Moniz "Charlie" Cobile, 79, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County Wastewater Division mechanic, died at home. He was born in Maasin, Southern Leyte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Elena O.; sons Eric, Douglas, Chuck and Raymond; daughters Florencia Abordo and Janet Tandayag; brother Edwin; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section K. Casual attire.

Asuncion A. Dela Cruz
Dec. 18, 2011
Asuncion A. "Cion" Dela Cruz, 90, of Hilo, a retired Mauna Kea Beach Hotel kitchen aide, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Benigno T., son Romel, daughter Alice D.C. Bailado, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary Crematory. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Myrtle C.C. Hine
Dec. 6, 2011
Myrtle C.C. Hine, 78, of Wentachee, Wash., died. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Donald A., son Brian Lee, daughters Cheryl L. Kubota and Lenore Lau, stepsons Greg and Ronald, stepdaughter Pamela Lamb, 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Kailua Christian Church, 317 Manono St. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date at Anini Beach, Kauai. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Kailua Christian Church.

Meredith Ann Horgan
Sept. 17, 2011
Meredith Ann Horgan, 70, of Honolulu, a teacher, died in Leeward Nursing Home, Waianae. She was born in Providence, R.I. She is survived by son Patrick. No services.

Isamu Iwata
Dec. 12, 2011
Isamu Iwata, 89, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired self-employed farmer, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Edith; sons Sanford, Gerald and Ross; brothers Yukio, Raymond, Stanley and Ronald; sisters Kay Kawazoe and Jane Kawasaki; and five grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Michael Woodbury Johnson
Dec. 14, 2011
Michael Woodbury Johnson, 62, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a Robert's Hawaii boat captain, died at home. He was born in Palm Springs, Calif. He is survived by companion Carolyn Lewis and sisters Kristine Platten and Carol Dinmore. Services to be held at a later date.

Tobias Louis
Dec. 7, 2011
Tobias Louis, 71, of Pearl City died in Wahiawa. He was born in Ettal Island, Chuuk State. He is survived by wife Anna F.; sons David, Adam and Andrew Louis, Jerome Frank and Michael Roby; daughters Perecy Finnell, Davita Olap, Lilliana Mcgraf, Melissa Paragoso and Melibi Louis; mother Anna F.; brothers Bioichy and Daniel Lino; sister Antonia Peter; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 7 p.m. Flowers welcome.

Dennis Hulu Mahoe
Dec. 8, 2011
Dennis Hulu Mahoe, 66, of Waianae, a former Island Movers employee, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Benjamin K., Joseph H., William K. and Allen K.; and sisters Henrietta K. Adams, Linda U. Ikeda, and Abbie A. and Bunnie M. Mahoe. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery.

Romeo Dizon Mantupar
Dec. 18, 2011
Romeo Dizon Mantupar, 66, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired American Samoa Community College accountant, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Ofelia; son Romeo R.; daughter Olive M. Silver; brothers Renato D., Rodolfo D., Jose D. and Henry D.; sisters Victoria Opulencia, Aida Gatchalian and Violeta Edquid; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Teresita M. Manuel
Dec. 14, 2011
Teresita M. Manuel, 77, of Kahului, a retired Maui Land and Pineapple Cannery laborer, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by brother Florendo and sister Manuela Domingo. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Joseph Medeiros
Dec. 19, 2011
Joseph Medeiros, 91, of Hilo, a Bank of Hawaii branch clerk and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Milagros G.; daughters Deissery Ann Medeiros and Jo Ann Rivera; sisters Antoinette Saragosa, Rosaline Rosario and Pauline Chandler; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Urn committal to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Leslie Clyde Medeiros Sr.
Dec. 15, 2011
Leslie Clyde Medeiros Sr., 93, of Kahului, a retired Maui Police Department lieutenant and district commander, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by sons Leslie Jr. and Bill, daughter Ulu Helekahi, brother John A. Jr., 10 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Church, Hana. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Peter's Church Cemetery, Puuiki, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Steven Phillip Manuailehua Newhouse
Dec. 14, 2011
Steven Phillip Manuailehua Newhouse, 57, of Keokea, Maui, a Goodfellow Brothers project manager, died at home. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Robin; son Bill-Rylen Hosino; daughters Kimberley K. Newhouse and Alayna-Dee Hosino; mother Harriet Hoopai; brothers Glenn and Michael Hampton; sisters Winona Lolofie, Lee-Anne Vaivai, Michaell Nelson, Cheyenne Hampton, Catherine Hampton-Fujihara, CherylAnn Hemi and Noelle Newhouse; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services to follow. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Julia DeRego Paiva
Dec. 19, 2011
Julia DeRego Paiva, 94, of Makawao, Maui, died in Kula San Hospital. She was born in Olinda, Maui. She is survived by sons Sylvester "Billy" and Eric, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Public visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Donald E. Peters
Dec. 20, 2011
Donald E. Peters, 79, of Hilo, a retired HITCO truck driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Henry; daughters Donna Feliciano, Marjorie Messenger and Mel Peters; sister Laura Toledo; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. No services. Private scattering of ashes.

Henry M. Raposa Sr.
Dec. 4, 2011
Henry M. Raposa Sr., 84, of Waianae, a retired ship structural tester with Shipfitters Shop 11, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, an Army veteran who served in World War II and a retired Army Reserve sergeant major, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ethel R.; sons Henry Jr. and Guy; daughters Doreen Kapea, Loraine Armstrong, Juliann Mathis, De Enn McKeague and Bridget Raposa-Hanaike; brother Jacob; sisters Agnes Daniluck and Betty Puulei; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Soka Gakkai International, 2729 Pali Highway, Honolulu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Richard Giles Stevens
Dec. 7, 2011
Richard Giles Stevens, 66, of Pahoa, Hawaii, formerly of Las Vegas, a retired casino bartender, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Mary Jane and daughter Alicia Wilson. Private services.

Walter Sur
Dec. 12, 2011
Walter Sur, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Army colonel who served in the Korean War and a retired government marketing specialist for Hawaiian Tel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary; son Stacy; brothers Joseph and David; sisters Elsie Kim, Winifred Weaver and Audrey Chun; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Ethel Kameko Tamashiro
Dec. 10, 2011
Ethel Kameko Tamashiro, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village housekeeper, died. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son David N.; daughters Patsy M. Sakauye and Brenda S. Tamashiro; brothers Ralph T. and Charles; caregivers Emily, Mariel and Elena; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ben Buenaventura Tangalin
Dec. 23, 2011
Ben Buenaventura Tangalin, 87, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired landscape architect, died in Garden Isle Health Care. He was born in Kapaa. He is survived by sons Fred, Leonard and Leroy; daughters Gloria Reed, Yolanda Kurihara and Nena Johnson; brother Johnny; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Jan. 7 at Small Town Coffee in Kapaa in the Kauai Products Fair.

Tomiko Kaisaka Urago
Nov. 22, 2011
Tomiko Kaisaka Urago, 80, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Kobe, Japan. No survivors. Private services.

Tai Pama Utoafili
Dec. 3, 2011
Tai Pama Utoafili, 58, of Waianae, a Makaha Valley Towers employee, died in Waianae. He was born in Eva, Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Maimoaga T.; son Fiaola Tausaga; daughter Laura M.T.; brothers Tagiilima and Talalelei; and sisters Pepe Vanilau, Fualuga Leapaga, Misilosa Fuaoa, Matauaina Pa'u, Foliga Su'esu'e, Fualili Alosio and Lote Lavea. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Kekaulike O Kalua Eri Uyetake
Dec. 20, 2011
Kekaulike O Kalua Eri Uyetake, infant son of Dominic Uyetake Jr. and Peleaulani Mahi of Naalehu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Piimaiwaa Nakagawa; sisters Maria and Umiulaikaahumanu; grandparents Dominic Uyetake Sr., Wayne Mahi and June Parker; and great-grandparent Ralph Rodrigues. Private services.

Donna M. Van Keuren-Madsen
Nov. 12, 2011
Donna M. Van Keuren-Madsen, 60, of Phoenix died in Arizona. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Aaron Bryson, brother Ronald K. Van Keuren, sisters Deborah J. Van Keuren and Deanna Uperesa, and two grandchildren. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.

Gilbert Henry Waiau Sr.
Dec. 14, 2011
Gilbert Henry "Gobble" Waiau Sr., 58, of Kalapana, Hawaii, a Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation maintenance employee, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Lani Makuakane-Waiau; sons Ikaika and Gilbert "Hana" Jr.; daughters Tarsha "Lei" Gouveia and Nicole "Niki" Walker; brothers Simon Waiau, Jason Harris and John Sweezy; sisters Paulette Wright, Pearl J.K. Waiau-Walston, Annie Waiau-Alvarez and Pansy Tirado; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 7:30 a.m. Friday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahoa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Louis Ah Sui Yap
Nov. 20, 2011
Louis Ah Sui Yap, 76, of Ewa Beach, a former Lanakila Pacific crafter, died in Ewa Beach. He was born on Maui. He is survived by brother-in-law Augustine "Gus" Fuentes. Private services. Flowers welcome.

Wayne Lafayette Younker
Dec. 10, 2011
Wayne Lafayette Younker, 91, of Waianae, a Navy veteran and a retired warehouseman at Barbers Point, died at home. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by son Wayne G., brother Len, sister Cora Farris, 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.






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