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Obituaries

For Saturday, January 7, 2012


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Maurice W. Akau
Dec. 15, 2011
Maurice W. "Ale" Akau, 82, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Telephone Co. retiree, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Elaine Kaopuiki and Bertha Akau. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa St. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Jeannette Arias
Dec. 26, 2011
Jeannette "Jay" Arias, 69, of Kapolei, formerly of Waimanalo, a Kaneohe Marine Base Bowling Alley maintenance retiree, died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Daniel "Swampy" Sr.; sons Rodney Sr., Joseph and Daniel Jr.; daughter Leannette "Nettie" Simmons; brothers Richard and Mansfield Mokuiki; sister Dannette Young; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the park cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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 Thursday.

Lolita A. Dela Cruz
Dec. 19, 2011
Lolita A. Dela Cruz, 81, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Talavera, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She is survived by son Roberto, daughter Leonila Asprec, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

Sun Pok Kang
Dec. 27, 2011
Sun Pok Kang, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by husband Sung Mo; sons Tae Hong and Tae Young; daughters Hyun Suk, Hyun Ran and Hyun Mee; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Shiu Ip Lau
Dec. 29, 2011
Shiu Ip Lau, 68, of Honolulu, a caregiver at care homes, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Hon Hung, son Vincent, sister Mui Moon Ip and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Betty D. Ling
Dec. 29, 2011
Betty D. Ling, 87, of Kailua, a writer, composer, teacher and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by daughters Melissa Ling-Ing and Cindy, Belinda and Olivia Ling; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

Francis T.K. Miller
Dec. 22, 2011
Francis T.K. Miller, 68, of Hilo, a self-employed cook, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimanalo. He is survived by companion Pearl Mokuhalii; son Francis Jr.; daughters Jessie and Kanani Miller, Angel Saizon and Jamielyn Amituanai; stepson Troy Mokuhalii; stepdaughter Chantelle Ballesteros; brother John "Chubby" Jr.; sisters Wilma "Shadda" Galdeira and Elaine "Nette" Kiko; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Additional services to be held in Hilo at a later date. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Tsuruko Nakasone
Dec. 26, 2011
Tsuruko Nakasone, 101, of Honolulu, a retired Jane's Fountain proprietress, died. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by sons James K., Robert T., George M. and Kenneth M.; daughter Jane M.; sisters Sue Ige and Nan Tsuruda; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. No flowers.

George Paris
Dec. 19, 2011
George "Joy Boy" Paris, also known as "Big Dog," 49, of Waianae, an Ironworkers Union Local 625 safety coordinator, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Davidine H.; son Chivas; daughters Chablis and Champagne Paris, Austi Costales and Shantel Waipa; parents T. George and Violet "Sunday"; brothers Shon Paris-Moeai, Roman, Bronson, Kylin and Shane "Fatso" Paris, and Fa'a Auelua; sisters Keren and Shaelyn Paris, Gloria Santiago and Roberta Tautua; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Nieves Bolos Sagarang
Dec. 23, 2011
Nieves Bolos Sagarang, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Kala Kids seamstress, died at home. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Radford A. and Gregory P., daughter Valerie A. Matsumura, brothers Benjamin and Bernaldo Bolos, sister Dolores Shimabuku, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Ronald John Saragosa
Dec. 15, 2011
Ronald John Saragosa, 58, of Hilo, an Atebara Chip Factory supervisor, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Ronald Jr., Jeremy K. and Damien K.; brothers Louie, Leroy and Stanley; companion Vennie P. Brodo; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m.

Chad Takeo Segawa
Dec. 24, 2011
Chad Takeo Segawa, 37, of Kaneohe, a University of Hawaii student, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Carl and Yvonne, brother Craig and sister Nicole. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at the park cemetery.

Darryl Ray Sespene
Dec. 13, 2011
Darryl Ray Sespene, 49, of Ewa Beach, a KKK Aluminum and Glass Inc. employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Claire, son Jonah, daughter Noelle, mother Dolores and sisters Rena Sespene-Hinz and Resa S. Hungerford. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Wilfred Masaichi Taira
Dec. 31, 2011
Wilfred Masaichi Taira, yago-Uchiuebaru, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha Airlines aircraft mechanic and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, medic, E Company, died at home. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tsutoe T.; sons Terry N., Dan T. and Nathan A.; daughters Carolyn S. Shimabuku, Gwen E. Sasaki and Pat A. Taira; brothers Walter T., Richard S. and Harry S.; sisters Susan H. Takara, Jane M. Taira and Blanche S. Kiyabu; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kazuko Taketa
Dec. 12, 2011
Kazuko "Pat" Taketa, 88, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Derek, daughters Sandra Pollard and Lorna Taketa, brother Richard Saiki, sisters Sumie Kaneshiro and Dana Kawahigashi, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

Edwin Garcia Villanueva
Jan. 1, 2012
Edwin Garcia "Gus" Villanueva, 75, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired supervisor at the former Kau Sugar Plantation and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Marion O. Kittelson-Villanueva; son Elgon J.; daughters Jacquelyn "Jackie" Sinclair, Angela "Angie" Packer and Peggy Kalalau; hanai daughters Anne K. Dorsey and Karen K. Martin; sisters Katherine Villanueva and Rose M. Evangelista; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mitsuko I. Yamashita
Dec. 18, 2011
Mitsuko I. Yamashita, 98, of Honolulu, a domestic housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Jean Zimmerman and Grace Tsuda, brother Yoshio Ishikane, sister Itsuko Sakamoto, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.
 






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