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Obituaries

For Monday, January 9, 2012

By Star-Advertiser staff

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Haroldine Aulani Adams
Dec. 14, 2011
Haroldine Aulani "Lani" Adams, 69, of Waianae, a Kapolei Elementary School adult supervisor, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Reginald "Tubs," Kirk and Robert; daughters Chantel Poloa and Shirlene "Nalani"Holt; brothers Gilmore "Boggie"Chun, Charles "Chucky" Cypher and George Beaver; sisters Aloma Myers and Charlene Lavigne; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Services:11 a.m. Burial:3 p.m. at HawaiianMemorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences:www.borthwickoahu.com.

Robert Cadiz Andaya
Dec. 19, 2011
Robert Cadiz Andaya, 40, of Waipahu, a painter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Evaristo C. Jr., mother Pamela S. and sister Li Ann L. Visitation:5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire.

John Wilbur Bristow
Dec. 24, 2011
John Wilbur Bristow, also known as "Todd" and "Coach Todd,"82, of Kaneohe, a Kaneohe District Park boxing athletic director and an Air Force, Army and Navy veteran, died. He was born inAlexandria, Va. He is survived by wife Jo-Ann Y., son Todd G., daughters Kimiko Bristow-Canfield and Denise Upchurch, brother Leonard Chalk, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation:11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, east chapel. Services:noon.

Benita Mostoles Cambri
Dec. 1, 2011
Benita Mostoles Cambri, 76, of Pearl City, a retired Queen's Medical Center housekeeper, died in Pearl City. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ponciano Sr., sons Ponciano Jr. and Nathan, daughters AnaMarie Cambri Tacotaco and Olivia Guillermo, brother Ignacio Mostoles, sister Lucia "Maring" Ancheta, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Burial:1 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Jacqueline Susan Char
Dec. 21, 2011
Jacqueline Susan Char, 51, of Honolulu, a former employee of the Ross store in Hawaii Kai, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Thomas P. and Elaine Y., and sisters Gayle I. Char and Millicent C. "Millie"Shudo. Private services.

Bernard Michael Cordeiro Sr.
Dec. 26, 2011
Bernard Michael Cordeiro Sr., 67, of Kaneohe, a heavy equipment operator with Hawaiian Dredging and Royal Contracting Co., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Esther, son Bernard "BJ" Garcia-Keegan, daughter Katherine, father Raymond "Spike"Sr., brothers Raymond Jr. and Anthony, sisters Angeline "Cookie" Cordeiro and Theresa Schlemmer, and a grandchild. Visitation:11 a.m. Saturday at Key Project. Services:12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Tropical flowers. Online condolences:www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Flora Nunes Cortez
Dec. 30, 2011
Flora Nunes Cortez, 78, of Lihue, a retired Tip Top Cafe waitress, died at home. She was born in South Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by son Dennis Cortez, daughter Peggy Salba-Honnet, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Aloha Church. Services: 10:30 a.m.

Gilbert Lee de Laura
Dec. 20, 2011
Gilbert Lee "Gil" deLaura, 50, of Ewa Beach, a Hawaii Medical Center-East security officer and Big Island Bistro executive chef and owner, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wendy O.; sons Shawn Feary and Joeylee de Laura; daughters Natasha Feary, Billyjean deLaura and Emilia and Aisha Hassard; mother Peggie; brothers Richard, Allen, Mel, Glenn and Michael; sisters Barbara-Jean Taum, Arlene Tanabe and Darlene Delima; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Mass:11 a.m. Aloha attire.

Francisco Gudoy Garcia
Dec. 18, 2011
Francisco Gudoy Garcia, 99, of Pahala, Hawaii, a Hawaiian Agricultural Co. steam generator operator, died at home. He was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Perfecta, daughters Laura Lee Baruz and Coravel Barnes, hanai daughter Charlene Carlos, brother Juan Garcia, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu United Methodist Church. Services:10 a.m. Burial to follow atNaalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

Wai Quen Cheng Goo
Dec. 15, 2011
Wai Quen Cheng Goo, 84, of Honolulu, a Tong's Sundries proprietor, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hanoi,Vietnam. She is survived by sons Cyrus and Mathew Goo, daughter Felicia Kimura and Patricia Goo, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Walter Yoshiaki Honda
Dec. 20, 2011
Walter Yoshiaki Honda, 84, of Honolulu, a Walter Yoshiaki Honda general contractor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruth H.; daughters Deborah K. Nakagawa, Michele T. Koyama, Katrina K. Mateo and Charlyn S. Honda Masini; brothers Aketo, Thomas, Wilfred and Melvin; sister Dorothy Kawamura; caregivers Dean Nakagawa, Edwin Koyama and Benny Mateo; and seven grandchildren. Visitation:2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:3:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Yoshi Inouye
Dec. 22, 2011
Yoshi Inouye, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by sons Guy, John, Alfred, Douglas and Tyrone; daughters Julie N. Yoneda, Michelle Itokazu, Lena Okada and Lisa Michaelson; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation:noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Herbert Jacobson
Dec. 22, 2011
Herbert "Jake" Jacobson, 93, of Kailua, a retired supervisor for the Navy Public Works Center, Kem's Electric and Pacific Marine, and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Fowler, Colo. He is survived by wife Beatrice S.; sons Alvin, Brian and Carlton Hayasaka; daughter Penny Sakamoto; sister Betty Leieritz; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation:10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Christian Church. Services:11 a.m. Inurnment:2 p.m. Jan. 18 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Nancy Natsue Kaneshiro
Dec. 29, 2011
Nancy Natsue Kaneshiro, 90, of Waianae, a retired Waianae store manager, died. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Alvin M. and Dick T., daughters Janet T. Kaneshiro and Marilyn M. Nagai, sister Gladys C. Nakata, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation:noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary V. Lee
Jan. 2, 2012
Mary V. Lee, 88, of Kailua, a retired Army registered nurse, died in Kailua. She was born in Sigourney, Iowa. She is survived by sons Terry, Daryl and Steven; daughter Vicky Lee Fraher; brother Donald Wickenkamp; sister Mildred Peifer; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services:11 a.m. Saturday at Newman Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1941 East-West Road, Honolulu.

Elsie Medeiros Lewi
Jan. 2, 2012
Elsie Medeiros Lewi, 83, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Kona Surf Resort pantry worker, died in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Roy, daughters Audrey Delatorre and Napua Lewi, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Saturday at Mokuaikaua Church, Kailua-Kona. Services and burial:10 a.m. at Kona MemorialPark. Luncheon to follow at Holualoa Imin Center. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

The Rev. Frank Soong Ling
Jan. 4, 2012
The Rev. Frank Soong Ling, 86, of Honolulu, an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in the Veterans Affairs Center for Aging. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Marie, hanai son Tiger Young, daughters Pamela and Lydia, hanai daughter Gloria Lin and sister Florence Lum. Services:10 a.m. Saturday at First Chinese Church of Christ, 1054 S. King St.

Gene Tyre Magbee
Dec. 27, 2011
Gene Tyre Magbee, 82, of Honolulu, a retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Georgia. He is survived by son Ty, daughters Peggy Abe and Ava Wilbanks, brother Harry E. Jr., nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations may be sent to St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, Mont.; St. Jude Children's Fund; or South West Indian Children's Fund.

Valerie Ida Mee-Lee
Dec. 26, 2011
Valerie Ida Mee-Lee, 70, of Honolulu, a physician who worked in psychiatric medicine, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Sydney. She is survived by husband Denis, sons Denis Mee-Lee and Matthew Mee-Lee, daughterLavonda Nakamoto, brother Geoffrey Brandon and four grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Thursday at Honolulu Japanese Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2655 Manoa Road. Services:6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Valerie Ida Mee-Lee Joyous Giving Fund,in care of Adventist Development and Relief Agency International, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904; or via ADRA.org.

Dr. Masahiro Mori
Jan. 2, 2012
Dr. MasahiroMori, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Cardiology Associates cardiologist, died in Honolulu. He was born inKawasaki, Japan. He is survived by wife Reiko and sons Kenichi and Hiroshi. Private services.

Yasuko Murakami
Dec. 30, 2011
Yasuko Murakami, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Macy's fitter seamstress, died in Nuuanu Hale.She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Charles M. and sister Nancy S. Hashimoto. Private services.

Haruki Nakamura
Dec. 30, 2011
Haruki Nakamura, 88, of Maui died in Kula, Maui. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Violet; sons Glenn, Carl and Kent; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Timothy Edward Notgrass
Dec. 7, 2011
Timothy Edward "Tim" Notgrass, 53, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a carpenter with Starbird Construction and Maryl Development, died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Elaine Punihaole, son Timothy Punihaole-Notgrass, daughters Leilani Navarro and Ayako Punihaole-Notgrass, father Bobby Notgrass, mother Margaret Martin, sisters TeresaTee and Tammy Martin, and five grandchildren. Celebration of life:11 a.m. Sunday at Kona Old Airport, North side. For more information, call 322-9427.

Barbara Shimoko Ornellas
Dec. 11, 2011
Barbara Shimoko Ornellas, 89, of Waikoloa, formerly of Ewa, a salesclerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Stanford J., daughters Leslie Ann Bell and Beth N. Apostadiro, sister Helen Kihara, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Ewa Community Church. Services:11 a.m.

Diana Iwalani Paekukui
Dec. 28, 2011
Diana Iwalani "Deedee" Paekukui, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired Maryknoll Grade School teacher's aide, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband John; sonMichael; hanai sonJuan Montalbano; daughters Nadineand Fayth; stepmother Margaret Hamocon, brothers Lawrence Jr., Lloyd and Mark Hamocon; sisters Lorraine Lienert, Barbara Kalopodes and Susan Hamocon; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Mass:noon. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society. Online condolences:www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Leonila Rompon Pineda
Dec. 13, 2011
Leonila Rompon Pineda, 73, of Pearl City, a retired Kam Swap Meet cashier, died in Pearl City. She was born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husbandMartin; hanai sonLoren Beall; daughter Kathleen Pineda; brothers Ronald, Daniel and Francis Rompon; sisters Josephine Larson, Carol Fisher and Ranel Rompon; and four grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:10 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Brenda Lee Waiolani Poaha
Jan. 5, 2012
Brenda Lee Waiolani Poaha, 52, of Waimanalo, a front desk manager for several hotels in Honolulu and California, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Benjamin Sr. and Yorletta, brother Benjamin Jr. and sisters Bennetta Hernandez, Bernadene Tuiloma and Bette Mae. Visitation:5 p.m. Friday atNuuanu MemorialPark & Mortuary, east chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Leis welcome.

Florita G. Tugaoen
Dec. 12, 2011
Florita G. "Flori" Tugaoen, 86, of Waipahu, a retired Rattan Creations Furniture Store employee in Honolulu, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by husband Alfonso F.; sons Ernesto and Rodrigo; daughters Elisa and Emma Dela Cruz and Maria Grigg; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services:11 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.






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