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Obituaries

For Wednesday, January 4, 2012


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Edith Hatsue Abe
Dec. 26, 2011
Edith Hatsue Abe, 88, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs chief administrative officer, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenneth K.; sons Melvin K., Brent H., Mitchell K. and Vernon E.; brother David M. Takeuchi; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kaimuki Christian Church. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

Charles Kalimapehu Bray
Dec. 13, 2011
Charles Kalimapehu Bray, 80, of La Jolla, Calif., a carpenter and a Hawaii National Guard veteran, died in Carlsbad, Calif. He was born in Manoa Valley. He is survived by wife Florence, sons Renton J.K. and Robert, daughters Sharon Mullen and Kapualani Brown, brothers Josiah K. and William K. "Bug" Jr., sisters Pansy K. Aguillon and Molly Hart, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services held. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

Agnes H. Brown
Dec. 28, 2011
Agnes H. "Jennie" Brown, 92, of Waipahu, a retired Realtor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Springfield, Mass. She is survived by sons Peter Brown and Cris Mendoza, daughter Carol McGuire, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Inurnment services to be held at a later date in Massachusetts.

Madonna Fonda Cabahit
Dec. 25, 2011
Madonna Fonda Cabahit, 50, of Waianae, a chef at Makaha Valley East Golf Course Restaurant and Ogden Aviation, died in Honolulu. She was born in Davao City, Philippines. She is survived by son Dennis, parents Apolinario and Concepcion Fonda, brothers Rey Fonda and Apolinario Fonda Jr., sisters Jeana and Conchilene "Lene," and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Veronica Llapitan Castillo
Dec. 8, 2011
Veronica Llapitan Castillo, 91, of Waipahu died in Waianae. She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Hernando, Ruben, Noel and Peter; daughters Helen Cajandab, Evangelina Santiago and Truinie Mendoza; brother Tranquilino Dalija; sisters Florencia Pinera and Consulacion Castillo; 24 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Filipino United Church of Christ, 94-1368 Hiapo St., Waipahu. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

John Tinaya Cera
Dec. 8, 2011
John Tinaya Cera, 87, of Wahiawa, a retired mechanic at Del Monte Plantation in Kunia, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Concepcion, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lydia A., son Jesse A., daughter Loretta A., sister Isabel Tejano, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Eugene Yuji Fujioka
Dec. 20, 2011
Eugene Yuji Fujioka, also known as Yuji Eugene Fujioka, 65, of Kanoehe, a professional image consultant at Fuji Film Hawaii, died in Kailua. He was born in Newell, Calif. He is survived by wife Priscilla; daughters Lisa Mizo, Laura Coleon and Lena Fujioka; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at 45-128 Namoku St., Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Hatsumi Hatada
Dec. 18, 2011
Hatsumi Hatada, 80, of Hilo, owner of Hatada's T.V. Inc., died at home. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by son Stephen; daughters Lynne Inouye, Gina Ichiyama and Luane Nishimura; brothers Yoshiharu, Raymond Y. and Jerry T. Shimizu; sisters Yuriko Umetsu and Marion Kupahu; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Andre Gregory Hale Kalima Sr.
Dec. 21, 2011
Andre Gregory Hale Kalima Sr., 59, of Waimanalo died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon N., sons Chad Piilani and Andre "Sula" Kalima Jr., daughter Andrea "Mailelaulii," brother Haywood, sisters Alycia Kalima and Kealoha Puli, and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Scattering of ashes at noon. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Frances Chieko Kawauchi
Nov. 13, 2011
Frances Chieko Kawauchi, 68, of Mililani, a Bank of Hawaii teller and Tupperware Sales manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Lori Ann Hokama and Teri Lynn Oshita, brother Roy, sisters Elaine Lee and Jane Tan, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Michael Kyung-Choon Kukonu
Nov. 25, 2011
Michael Kyung-Choon Kukonu, 65, of Honolulu, an employee at Rio Casino in Las Vegas, died in Carson City, Nev. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Robert and Kapena, daughters Michelle and Nani, mother Grace, brother Craig, sister Elyse and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Jan. 15 at Moanalua Gardens. Casual attire. No flowers.

Russell Miles Leasure
Dec. 9, 2011
Russell Miles "Butch O'Hara" Leasure, 87, of Waipahu, an Army veteran who served in World War II, Purple Heart recipient and a retired naval base police officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in New Castle, Pa. He is survived by wife Dorothy; sons Jonathan and Steven; daughters Joanna Groark, Susanna Leasure and Caroline Hoffman; sister Anna Gregor; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Anna Ong Lum
Dec. 27, 2011
Anna Ong Lum, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House office secretary, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Arizona. She is survived by husband Francis H.S., two brothers and two sisters. Private services.

Barbara I. Martens
Dec. 5, 2011
Barbara I. Martens, 87, of Pearl City, a retiree, died at home. She was born in North Adams, Mass. She is survived by sons Bruce J. and Gerald, brother Donald Moors, sister Virginia Houston, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hale Mohalu Apartment's community room, 800 3rd St., Pearl City. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard Mitsuo Matsuda
Dec. 22, 2011
Richard Mitsuo Matsuda, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Moriyama Bros. house painter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Andrea, son Richard Jr., daughters Doreen Tom and Michele Hirosumi, brothers Steve and William, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Gary Junichi Matsuoka
Dec. 25, 2011
Gary Junichi Matsuoka, 81, of Honolulu, an electrician at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Faith Y., daughter Tari E. Miyasato, brother Kenneth, sisters Jenny Ching and June Minami, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Jennie Wai Jun Hu Mun
Dec. 9, 2011
Jennie Wai Jun Hu Mun, 81, of Honolulu, a former Chinese opera singer and retired Service Printers typesetter, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alan W.S.; daughter Gloria K.L. Yee Menor; brothers Mun "Ming" Chung, Dr. William and Norman Hu; sister Jeanette Miyata; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 8:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Henry Toshiyuki Nakagawara
Dec. 17, 2011
Henry Toshiyuki Nakagawara, 82, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Chisae, daughter Lynette and brother Takeshi. Private services.

Caren Kiyono Okamoto
Dec. 13, 2011
Caren Kiyono Okamoto, 85, of Mililani, a retired Waimano Hospital and Training School licensed practical nurse, died in Mililani. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Brian L., daughter Susan D. Koito, brothers Thomas and Shinsaku Abe, sister Tsuruyo Abe, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Shawn Phillip Pacubas
Dec. 18, 2011
Shawn Phillip Pacubas, 39, of Waipahu, a Pearl Harbor Pizza Hut employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Karen Gollero and Nelita A. Saguibo. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

David Charles Page
Jan. 1, 2012
David Charles Page, 68, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a rancher in Yorba Linda, Calif., died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Fullerton, Calif. He is survived by wife Carol, sons Steven and Brian, and two grandchildren. Services to be held in Fullerton.

Patricia A. Saizon
Dec. 13, 2011
Patricia A. "Patty" Saizon, 68, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Theodore "Ted"; son Wesley; brothers Roger Crow and George Newalu; sisters Joyce Yen, Rossann DeCosta and Charlotte Rawlins; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's by the Sea Episcopal Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Betty Kazuko Uchida Samson
Dec. 8, 2011
Betty Kazuko Uchida Samson, 83, of Honolulu, a retiree from the First Hawaiian Bank Dealer Center at the Kapiolani branch in Honolulu, died at her family home in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Mark E. Jr.; daughters Pamela C. Chess, Lynette A. Christensen and Marla L. Ho; sister Susie Uchida; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Frank Thompson Jr.
Dec. 21, 2011
Frank "Mailani" Thompson Jr., 55, of Kainaliu, Hawaii, a roofer at Starbird Construction and former bartender at Kona Inn Restaurant, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Kamaile and Bristol Thompson, and Kaulana Padillio; father Frank; brother Lorrin; sisters Valerie Corcoran, Daphne Thompson-Washburn, Iris Thompson and Lori Weeks; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at Lanakiila Church, Kainaliu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Lunch to follow. Call 217-4708. No flowers. Condolences may be sent to Kaulana Padillio, P.O. Box 390245, Keauhou, HI 96739.

Oloalilo Tusi
Dec. 22, 2011
Oloalilo Tusi, 46, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Pita; daughters Nonalina Pau-Tusi, Beverly and Ruth Tusi, and Elizabeth and Lusi Bale-Tusi; brother Paul F. Noa; sisters Falole Togia, Ana Petelo, Ekenese Elemile, Maria E. Brown, Fa'asoasoa Moors, Lusi Noa, Evelyn Noa-Lualemaga and Victoria Noa-Tuiasosopo; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.






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