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Obituaries

For Tuesday, January 10, 2012


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Ralph N. Akamine
Nov. 2, 2011
Dr. Ralph N. Akamine, 89, of Honolulu, a retired oral surgeon and Army veteran who served during World War II, died in St. Francis Hospice Nuuanu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Louise I. and Linda Chan Akamine, and Lauren Chan Estern; brother Richard G.; sisters Jessie Y. Varble and Marion M. Akamine; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. June 8 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Edward John Boneza
Dec. 17, 2011
Edward John Boneza, 60, of Kailua, a retired Servco Pacific Toyota parts salesman, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Joseph, daughter Jodi, brother Clarence and sisters Mary Aurio and Betty Wilhelm. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaii-funeralservices.com.

Luis Encarnacion Buenafe
Dec. 6, 2011
Luis Encarnacion Buenafe, 85, of Waipahu, a security guard and a veteran of the U.S. armed forces in the Philippine Scouts, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Lemery, Philippines. He is survived by wife Ninfa G.; sons Herick S., Lloyd S. Reynold S. and Luisito S.; daughter May B. Alber; sister Norma B. Narcisco; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to be held at a later date in Cabanatuan City, Philippines. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional survivor information for obituary published Sunday Jan. 8.

Ciriaco Baclig Dicion
Dec. 11, 2011
Ciriaco Baclig Dicion, 78, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Ciriaco Jr.; daughters Irene Bayudan and Criselda "Mildred" Fabela; brothers Federico, Ubaldo and Aurelio; sisters Felicidad Pagarigan and Maria J. Sison; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Jim Endicott
Jan. 1, 2012
Jim Endicott, 67, of Honolulu, a foreman clerk and Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Stockton, Calif. He is survived by wife Ann, daughters Shelli Ramos and Pam Morse, brother Monte, sister Theda Reynon and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at the Honolulu Elks Lodge. Scattering of ashes beyond the reef. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Rozaida Julian Gaspar
Dec. 14, 2011
Rozaida Julian Gaspar, 98, of Waipahu died in Waianae. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Laureto; daughters Salvacion Dela Cruz and Nenita Briones; brothers Narciso, Abraham and Santos Julian; sister Eduvihes Gaoiran; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Family services: 9:45 a.m. and prayer services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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.

Terry Teruko Lee Loy
Jan. 6, 2012
Terry Teruko Lee Loy, 84, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Island YWCA director and teacher, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Gallup, N.M. She is survived by sons Dr. Henry and Leslie, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Takeo Nakayama
Dec. 13, 2011
Takeo "Take" Nakayama, 90, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii County finance department controller and Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, Company B, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Mountain View. He is survived by wife Chieko, son Curtis, daughter Eunice, brother Mitsuo, sister Shizuno Sadanaga, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Takeo Okada
Dec. 14, 2011
Takeo "Tommy" Okada, 98, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Beatrice S., sons Douglas K. and Philip M., daughter Karen F. Takafuji, sisters Kathryn M. Haraguchi and Mutsuko Matsuda, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bruce Kerr Poniaulani Parker
Dec. 20, 2011
Bruce Kerr Poniaulani Parker, 60, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Fire Department captain with the Waimanalo Fire Station and student safety officer for Kalani High School and Mid-Pacific Institute, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lisa "Puakeonaona"; son Kamuela; daughters Sacha Silva and Kapualehua Luta; brothers Glenn, Peter, John and Gregg; sisters Gayle Kaio, Lei Niheu and Angela Gomes; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel. Services: 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Bernard Kalani Sanford
Dec. 25, 2011
Bernard Kalani Sanford, 43, of Palolo, a construction employee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Daniel and Louise, brothers Daniel III and Benjamin, and sisters Louise "Boogie" Renaud and Raemi Sanford. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

Walter Herbert Santos Jr.
Dec. 27, 2011
Walter Herbert "Googoo" Santos Jr., 58, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a Pioneer Mill Co. diesel mechanic on Maui, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Larry and sisters Judy, Annette and Tina. Private services.

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.

Clark Hisao Shiraki
Nov. 25, 2011
Clark Hisao Shiraki, 88, of Waianae, a retired city Department of Transportation Services employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brother Rocky Y., sister Lynda H. Kuriyama and caregiver Mila Duropan. Private services.

Tadao Sugai
Jan. 5, 2012
Tadao Sugai, 86, of Honalo, Hawaii, a mason, and macadamia nut and coffee farmer, died at home. He was born in Honalo. He is survived by wife Kay; sons Brian and Neal; daughter Aonya Nakamura; brothers James, Mauka and Fusao; sisters Misao Yonemori and Yaeko Oda; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shantel Satsuki Tajima
Jan. 4, 2012
Shantel Satsuki Tajima, 41, of Kapolei died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Shane, daughters Kelsey and Jayden, parents Norman and Jean Hagi, and brothers Bryan, Guy and Derrick Hagi. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mutsuyo Takemoto
Dec. 8, 2011
Mutsuyo Takemoto, 98, of Wailuku, a Maui Grand Hotel manager, died in Hale Makua Wailuku. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Alan and Howard, daughter Marian Hambleton, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Aaron Jerome Taylor
Dec. 28, 2011
Aaron Jerome Taylor, 40, of Aiea, an Aston Waikiki Joy Hotel front desk manager, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waukegan, Ill. He is survived by wife Akiko, parents Robert and Fujiko, and brother Ronald. Private scattering of ashes at sea.

Joseph Kam Moon Tom
Dec. 21, 2011
Joseph Kam Moon Tom, 85, of Kailua, an Army veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen M.; son Paul K.; brothers William and Alvin; sisters Fannie Meyer Evelyn Kamiyama, Elizabeth Perreira and Diana Pennell; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

David Kananiolaie Travis
Dec. 24, 2011
David Kananiolaie Travis, 78, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired heavy equipment operator, died in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Connie; sons David Jr. and Rudy; daughter Kristy K. Travis-Ramirez; stepsons Hiram and Keo Kaukani, Charleston and Kana Wallace, and John Kahunanui; stepdaughters Charmaine and Charlotte Wallace, Leiko Kahunanui-Vierra and Momi Kahunanui; sisters Lottie Kukona, Mildred Bailado and Paula Kalanikau; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Betty Tsukayama
Dec. 23, 2011
Betty Tsukayama, 94, of Honolulu, a retired housekeeper for private families, did at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jerry, daughter Carolyn Walther, brother Mike Oshiro, sisters Lillian Nakamoto and Ruth Biello, caregiver Mari Walther and a grandchild. Private services. Family and friends can pay respects at her niche at Nuuanu Memorial Park, Kukui LL Row H No. 5.

Masakazu Uemura
Jan. 5, 2012
Masakazu "Masa" Uemura, 88, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired Kona Village Resort maintenance supervisor, Kitaoka Construction and Yamamoto Contractor employee and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel stone mason, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Keei, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betsy; sons Terry and Aaron; daughters Lorna Motogawa, Ruth Andrade and Lori Ann Edmoundson; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keei ward, Honaunau. Services: 3:30 p.m. Burial to follow at Hongwangji Mission Cemetery, Keei.

Apio Afook Ung
Dec. 30, 2011
Apio Afook Ung, 101, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Tribune-Herald district circulation manager and Ford Island civilian employee during World War II, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Edwin; daughter Carolyn Irvine; sisters Eloise Stolz, Lois Brooks and Eleanor Chu; and two grandchildren. No services.

Dyke Hidemasa Urashima
Nov. 27, 2011
Dyke Hidemasa Urashima, 92, of Pearl City, a retired boiler engineer at Tripler Army Medical Center and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Dorothy M., sons Thomas K. and Dean M., daughter Clare H. Tominaga, brother Harold H., six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Agustina Tomas Valenzuela
Dec. 19, 2011
Agustina Tomas Valenzuela, 77, of Waipahu, a retired Wong Kung Chop Suey and Jesse's Bakery and Restaurant employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Carlito Sr., Arnold, Arthur, Roger, Ronald Allan, Aristotle and Alfredo; daughters Virginia Tauyan, Gloria Medrano, Loida Fernandez, Evelyn Valenzuela and Katherine Ringor; brother Cesar Pacariem; sister Paulina Tabag; 32 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard Lee Wagner
Dec. 28, 2011
Richard Lee "Rick" Wagner, 57, of Keaau, Hawaii, formerly of Honolulu, a construction foreman, died at home. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by wife Sheri K.H., son Kenson K. and sister Rebecca L. "Becky" Nakasone. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Church of the Nazarene. Aloha attire.

Max Weitzenhoff
Dec. 26, 2011
Max Weitzenhoff, 88, of Kailua, a retired pharmacist and Army veteran who served during World War II, died at home. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany. He is survived by son Michael, daughter Susan Jae McConnell and two grandchildren. Private services.

Kenneth T.P. Wong
Nov. 30, 2011
Kenneth T.P. Wong, 76, of Kapolei, a retired Delta Construction and Grace Brothers civil engineer, died in Kapolei. He was born in Sibu, Malaysia. He is survived by wife Cheok Kuan, sons Raphael and Uriel; brothers James, Joseph, Meng, Wan Chong and Gerald Kong; sisters Katherine Wong, Daisy Ha and Mary Ann Kong; and a grandchild. Private services.

Mary K. Wong
Dec. 22, 2011
Mary K. Wong, 40, of Anahola, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Everhart Purdy; stepfather Harry K. Purdy Jr.; brothers Phil, John and Jake; sisters Celes, Philadelphia and Shiy-Ann; and half sisters Eve and Rebecca. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Anahola Beach Park.

Lawrence Worel Zdvoracek
Dec. 17, 2011
Lawrence Worel "Larry" Zdvoracek, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired Hauula Congregational Church minister and Navy and Coast Guard veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in St. Louis. He is survived by daughters Laureen "Kehaulani" Zdvoracek, Annabeth "Mealii" Miguel and Jerryle-Ann "Pua" McBee; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Kailua Christian Church, 317 Manono St. Services: 4:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Jan. 17 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.






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