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Obituaries

For Tuesday, January 17, 2012


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Daniel Roark Abrams
Jan. 10, 2012
Daniel Roark Abrams, 65, of Nahiku, Maui, owner of a bicycle sales and repair store in Lahaina, died at home. He was born in Vancouver, Wash. He is survived by sister Linda Smeltzer. Private services. Online condolences: www. ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Benjamin J. Antone
Dec. 18, 2011
Benjamin J. "Ben" Antone, 71, of Waianae, a retired Oahu Transit Service maintenance supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lydia L.; son Aaron Magno; daughters Shannon Antone, Michelle Bruhns, Angie Warren and Rhonda Brickwood; numerous hanai sons and hanai daughters; brother James; sisters Terry and Joan Antone, Jane Halmos, Dorcas Kaleo and Helen Mangrobang; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Laurita Casuga Arreola
Dec. 10, 2011
Laurita Casuga Arreola, 75, of Renton, Wash., a former employee at Dole Plantation in Whitmore, died in Renton. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by sons Michael, Edward, Jonathan and John Jr.; daughters Elizabeth, Diane and Johanne; stepson Demetrio; stepdaughters Felicitas Unico and Elisia Viloria; brothers Johnny and Armenio Casuga; sisters Phyllis Capanas, Emilia Valdez and Rosita Vidmar; 29 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Celebration of life reception to follow. Aloha or casual attire.

Proceso C. Balecha
Dec. 18, 2011
Proceso C. Balecha, 66, of Makaha, a city retiree and owner-operator of Monique's Salon in Waianae, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Arleen; son Samuel C.; daughter Ina M.; brothers John and Cresencio Olarti, and Matthew and Andrew Balecha; and sisters Julia Milan, Esther Pelen, Edwina Toibero, Viviana Pagaduan and Adrayline Luna. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Makaha Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 84-361 Makaha Valley Road. Services: 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Oscar Sarte Barut Sr.
Jan. 12, 2012
Oscar Sarte Barut Sr., 61, of Wailuku, a Home Maid Bakery head baker, died at home. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Zenaida, sons Dominic and Oscar Jr., daughters Donalyn Punio and Desiree Barut, brother Elisio, sisters Beatriz Yabes and Lorenza Farinas, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary, 440 Ala Makani St., Kahului. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Liane Tomiko Kawamura Cambra
Jan. 11, 2012
Liane Tomiko Kawamura Cambra, 47, of Hilo, an office assistant for the state Department of Health Sanitation/Environmental Services Division office in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Evan, parents Samuel and Emileen Kawamura, and sisters Lynn Kinoshita and Lorna Tsuchiya. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Mei-Chih Chun
Dec. 26, 2011
Mei-Chih "Mei" Chun, 75, of Honolulu, a retired librarian assistant and former social worker for the state, and a former day care assistant at Pali Preschool, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Philip, son Randall, daughters Susie Chun Oakland and Jeanne Chun-Turano, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter Episcopal Church, 1317 Queen Emma St. Services: 5 p.m. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Robinson Villegas Cubi Sr.
Jan. 9, 2012
Robinson Villegas "Robbie" Cubi Sr., 82, of Haleiwa, a retired Department of the Army logistics clerk, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Nora A.; son Robinson Jr.; daughters Iris Arecchi, Delphine Kalulu-Otineru, Irma Sandbo, Donna May PeBenito and Trudy Rego; adopted son Kae; brothers Rudolpho and Fred; sisters Matilda Correa and Rose Cubi; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Waialua. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Howard Francis Graff
Nov. 17, 2011
Howard Francis Graff, 57, of Waianae, a veteran of the Army and Air Force National Guard, and a former employee at Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Pearl Harbor, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Jacob K., daughter Keolani Ahuna, former wife Colleen K. Hee, brother Randy Schweiger, sisters Linda Ann Willis and Pauline Ellington, and five grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Celebration of life to follow at Maili Beach Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert Hajimu Kaneshiro
Jan. 6, 2012
Robert Hajimu "Kane" Kaneshiro, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Japan Airlines senior ramp supervisor, died in Ewa Beach. He was born on Maui. He is survived by sons Elroy and Kyle, brother Richard, sister Patsy Koki and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Samson Kealohaaina Kaulili
Jan. 9, 2012
Samson Kealohaaina Kaulili, 70, of Kailua, a retired Air Force technical sergeant and a U.S. Postal Service mail handler at Honolulu Airport, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gwendolyn F.; sons Peter, Patrick and Kimo Fernandez; daughters Anela and Mahina Kaulili, and Jamie-Linh Fernandez; and sister Phoebe Kawelo. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation and scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

James Keka
Nov. 23, 2011
James "Kimo" Keka, 47, of Ocean View, Hawaii, formerly of Kailua-Kona, a Bolton Inc. mason, former security guard and an Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dawn; sons Liko and Chass; daughters Tori, Rayma and Falicia; father Joseph Sr.; brothers Joseph Jr., Jay, Joel and Justin; sisters Jamie, Jean and Jessica Keka, and Janice Keka-Belt; and six grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hale Halawai. For information, call 960-0351. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Caroline Ann Keliihuli Keliihoomalu
Dec. 2, 2011
Caroline Ann Keliihuli Keliihoomalu, 71, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Education kupuna, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Mokuhulu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Wayne, Glenn and Douglas Nomura, and Kaimi Hilongo; daughter Shirley Doctor; sister Charlotte Keliihoomalu-Alapai; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Florence Sumiye Koga
Dec. 9, 2011
Florence Sumiye Koga, 101, of Honolulu, a Del Monte Cannery retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert and James, daughters Ruth Lee and Elsie Ishii, brother Thomas Tanaka, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services at noon Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Chad Akira Kolomalu
Jan. 10, 2012
Chad Akira Kolomalu, 20, of Kaneohe, a Windward Community College student, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Jan, sister Tori and grandparents John and Elsie Urauchi. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Siitia Liilii
Dec. 19, 2011
Siitia Liilii, 69, of Waipahu, a former employee at Honolulu Roofing Co., died in Honolulu. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by companion Carol Kawakami; mother of his children Elaine; sons Dwayne, Kevin, Jeffery, Siitia, Lai, Mika and Ricky Liilii, Shane Kawakami, and Evile and Asopaepae Tuisalo'o; daughters Ana Iose-Liilii, Lou Kaufusi, Tammy Fabrao and Rosa Tuisalo'o; brother Faleu L. Liulama; sister Lepopea Tuisalo'o; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Enosa Matamea
Dec. 28, 2011
Enosa Matamea, 67, of Honolulu, a Star Protection Agency security guard, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Asili, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Enosa "Kosala" Jr. and Tapu, daughter Vaelua Faumui and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Lighthouse Outreach Church, Waipahu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Wataru Minami
Dec. 1, 2011
Wataru Minami, 85, of Aiea died in Aiea. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Gladys S.; son Keevin; daughters Dr. Arlene Minami-Koizumi, Stephanie Tom and Faye Nishimura; brothers Rodney and Wayne; sisters Margaret Furuya and Sandra Kuwahara; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. No flowers.

Walter Nihipali Sr.
Jan. 12, 2012
Walter "Tootsie" Nihipali Sr., 83, of Hauula, a retired city refuse collector, Hawaiian Pine truck driver and Rehab Center of the Pacific security guard, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Walter Jr., Earle, Ronald "Kunani" and Gary; brothers Joseph "Kiddit" and Ray P.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Setsuko Onaga
Dec. 23, 2011
Setsuko Onaga, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Hospice, Puiwa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Dexter T. and Brian T.; daughter Winifred T. Nagasako; brothers Edwin, Raymond and Glenn Yagi; sisters Beatrice Iwamoto, Evelyn Masuda, Janice Desha and Sharon Go; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Nemesia Mabasa Ordonez
Jan. 12, 2012
Nemesia Mabasa Ordonez, 79, of Kalopa, Hawaii, a retired Kahua Ranch farmhand, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Amado, daughters Glenda Lopez and Evelyn Quiamas, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Honokaa School cafeteria. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frank M. Quilinderino
Dec. 29, 2011
Frank M. Quilinderino, 71, of Wahiawa, a Public Works Center rigger supervisor, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by daughter Norma Litke, brothers Jimmy and Herbert, sisters Rose Ballungay and Bernice Powell, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Wahiawa Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1313 California Ave. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

James Walter Revell
Jan. 7, 2012
James Walter Revell, 64, of Hilo, an American Mutual Group insurance agent and a veteran of the Navy and Coast Guard, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by son Mariner, daughter Alayna, companion Linda Lodge and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Luisa Valdez Riingen
Dec. 26, 2011
Luisa Valdez Riingen, 76, of Keaau, Hawaii, a hand harvester for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. and harvester for the former Puna Papaya, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Aga Magsaysay, Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by sons Artemio, Rudy and Gilbert; daughters Benita Riingen, Chris Abaga, Rueda Ramos and Esminia Fuchs; brothers Vicente and Pedro Valdez; sister Maria; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Final services and burial to be held in the Philippines. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nancy Chieko Sakurai
Dec. 26, 2011
Nancy Chieko Sakurai, 71, of Honolulu, a former bank officer at Central Pacific Bank and officer at Coastal Construction Co. Inc., died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Mana, Kauai. She is survived by husband Kenneth M. "Ken"; son Darren M.; daughter Joni M. Masutani; sisters Jane S. Yamaguchi, Karen T. Ichioka, Margie N. Oshiro and Audrey K. Gibo; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Marian Bernice Santiago
Jan. 5, 2012
Marian Bernice "Mary" Santiago, 59, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Edward and Shannon Salas; daughters Vanessa Delatorre and Chastity Pascabillo; sisters Judyann Riviera, Patricia Gamble, Lori Cadavona and Margaret Rodrigues; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church, 113 Kuawa St., Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Samuel Douglas Solomon
Sept. 7, 2011
Samuel Douglas Solomon, 58, of Newbury Park, Calif., a maintenance worker, died in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leonora I.; son Shawn Douglas E.H.; daughter Lenell K.; brothers Paul, Arthur, Moses, Walter and Clyde; and sisters Ellen Solomon, Ruth Onaga, Cheryl Meheula and Linda Brub. Visitation at noon Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 1:30 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire.

Thomas Hoon Sung Tam
Dec. 29, 2011
Thomas Hoon Sung Tam, 79, of Honolulu, a retired civil engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Shafter and an Army veteran, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace, daughters Laurine Lum and Linda Kimoto, brothers Calvin and Gordon, sister Theresa Chun and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Private inurnment committal services.

Peggy N. Tokishi
Dec. 18, 2011
Peggy N. Tokishi, 85, of Aiea died in Waipahu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Ronald, Gerald and Clifford Juarez; daughter Shirley Juarez; and brother Kenneth. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Cedar Assembly of God, 620 Waipa Lane, Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Amy Choy Wong
Dec. 13, 2011
Amy Choy Wong, 67, of Honolulu, a retired Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School counselor, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William K.C.; son Matthew K.W.; daughter Christy M.J. Yee; brothers Gilbert, Ralph and Daniel Choy; and sister Doris Tachera. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius the X Catholic Church. Eulogy: 10 a.m. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Graveside services: 1 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Francis Puahaaheo Wong
Dec. 30, 2011
Francis Puahaaheo "Stretch" Wong, 74, of Kaneohe, a retired Board of Water Supply plant maintenance supervisor and an Air Force veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara C., sons Lance and Randy, daughter Rhanda Beazley, mother Mildred S., brothers Timmy and Larry, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann Catholic Church, 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe. Mass at noon. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Walter Suu Sung Zane
Jan. 8, 2012
Walter Suu Sung Zane, 88, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed real estate developer and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Koolaupoko. He is survived by wife Florence, son Curtis, brother Benjamin and sister Alyce Gant. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Honolulu Japanese Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2655 Manoa Road. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.






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