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Obituaries

For Wednesday, January 18, 2012


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Ronald A. Amrhein Sr.
Jan. 12, 2012
Ronald A. Amrhein Sr., 64, of Mililani, a retired steelworker and Army 82nd Airborne Division veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Depew, N.Y. He is survived by wife Carole; sons Ron Jr. and Marc; daughters Nicole Foster and Alexander Hara; brothers Bob, Doug, Kevin and Bruce; sister Priscilla Bucceri; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Richard James Kaulana Anderson
Jan. 6, 2012
Richard James Kaulana "Richie"•Anderson, 25, of Waimanalo died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Marc Lewis and Laura Awana-Lewis, brother Samuel Lewis, sister Rebecca Lewis and grandparents James and Anna Awana. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at the family's Kailua residence.

William Marvin Bledsoe
Dec. 14, 2011
William Marvin Bledsoe, 80, of Honolulu, a real estate broker and retired Navy captain, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in London, Ky. He is survived by wife Emmalisa H., daughters Patricia E. Rhodes and Cynthia C. Garritt, brother W. Harmon, sisters Betty L. Mulholland and Ruth J. Parsons, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Fort DeRussy Army Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Violet Anna Mahi Brooks
Dec. 24, 2011
Violet Anna Mahi Brooks, 86, of Waipahu died in Kapolei. She was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Nani Bezemer, Mary Ann Payton, Leimomi Stender-Jenkins, June Hickman and Jerice Brooks; brothers Abraham, Jacob and Paul Mahi; sisters Elizabeth Halualani, Dinah Kaikua‘ana, Margaret Nae‘ole, Katharine Mahi and Phoebe Hopfe; 17 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Services: 11 a.m. Feb. 11 at Ke Ola Mau Loa Church, 65-1108 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Leon Henley Burton
Dec. 23, 2011
Leon Henley Burton, 81, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hot Springs, Ark. He is survived by wife June K., sons Lee and Dean, daughter Kimberly Okabayashi, sister Vivian Bickerton, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Honolulu Church of Christ, 1732 Keeaumoku St. Services: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers.

Joanne Michele Carvalho
Jan. 11, 2012
Joanne Michele Carvalho, 56, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a licensed practical nurse for Kohala Hospital and Hilo Medical Center, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Samuel Sr.; son Joseph Salvador; daughters Millicent Glory and Malia S. Libron; stepson Samuel Jr.; stepdaughters Charnelle Santiago, Shimmeree C. Bala and Chrysti Murai; mother Lorraine Yadao; brother Paul Yadao; sisters Tina Beleno and Lynette Ellazar; and 19 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Landmark Baptist Church, 54-3660 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Urn committal: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Mauna Kea Memorial Park, Papaikou.

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. and 11:15 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Private interment. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

Kazumi Fujishige
Dec. 25, 2011
Kazumi "Lefty" Fujishige, 82, of Mililani died in Kapolei. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Violet, son Dr. Neal, daughters Gail Nakata and Carol Araki, brother Shinji, sister Aiko Kawaguchi and three grandchildren. Private services.

Harry Masami Hirata
Dec. 30, 2011
Harry Masami Hirata, also known as Masaru Hirata and "Horsey," 93, of Honolulu, a retired Meadow Gold Dairies milk processor and Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion Company D, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Emiko; sons Milton Y., Leighton T. and Alan T.; daughter Jo-Ann E. Higashi; brother Hiroki; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Luella Bell Holt
Dec. 16, 2011
Luella Bell Holt, 76, of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Greg Pa; daughters Terri Castillo, Tammy Carson, Lisa DeSa, Kimberly Akamu and Kahea Holt; brother Douglas Bell; sister Clarysse Crane; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

Dorothy Ayano Inouye
Dec. 31, 2011
Dorothy Ayano Inouye, 75, of Hilo, a retired housekeeper, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sister-in-law Evelyn. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Makena Kennedy
Jan. 1, 2012
Makena Kennedy, infant daughter of William Kennedy III and Monica Boland of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is also survived by sister Monique N. and grandparents Benjamin Boland, Maureen Kelly, William Kennedy Jr. and Valerie Dillon. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kukuihaele County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Grace Keiko Kimura
Dec. 31, 2011
Grace Keiko Kimura, 86, of Waipahu, a banker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Umeyo Furuichi and Momoyo Hayashi. Private services.

Chad Akira Kolomalu
Jan. 10, 2012
Chad Akira Kolomalu, 20, of Kaneohe 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. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information published in an obituary published Tuesday.

John C.O. Lum
Dec. 27, 2011
John C.O. Lum, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Union Oil Co. truck driver and Army veteran who served during World War II, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jeffrey, daughters Darrylene Chun and Natalie Hansen, sister Betty Lee, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

Leroy Simaile Lutu
Dec. 14, 2011
Leroy Simaile Lutu, 62, of Honolulu, a Drug Free Program director for the Department of Education in American Samoa, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Fusiuta L. Lutu and Fanua T. Selevae; brothers Kipeni, Saimalie, Simaile and Willie; sisters Salote, Tafa, Moki, Oilau, Elisa, Debbie, Julie and Liulealo; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional services in American Samoa.

Lexie Mahealani Malczon
Jan. 2, 2012
Lexie Mahealani Malczon, infant daughter of Nathaniel Malczon and Renee Uehara of Mililani, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brother Brennan L. and grandparents Abel and Susan Malczon, and Earl and Lorene Uehara. Private services.

Violet Andrews Mills
Jan. 12, 2012
Violet Andrews "Vi" Mills, 98, of Kailua, died on Oahu. She was born in Ohio. She is survived by daughter Luana, three grandchildren, three hanai grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Honolulu Zoo.

Mitsugi Nakamura
Jan. 1, 2012
Mitsugi Nakamura, 86, of Hilo, a retired heavy-equipment operator and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Tatsuo and Tomoharu, and sister Yasuko L. Onishi. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Mary Ann Tsuruko Nakata
Dec. 24, 2011
Mary Ann Tsuruko Nakata, 87, of Honolulu, a Del Monte office clerk, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by sons Calvin and Gerald, brothers Stanley and Edwin Shimabuku, sisters Kathleen Fukumoto and June Sato, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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.; sister Pea Kalili; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. tomorrow 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. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

Crescencio M. Ramos Jr.
Jan. 9, 2012
Crescencio M. "Ches" Ramos Jr., 32, of Kapaa, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by daughter Alana, parents Crescencio "Ches" Sr. and Rebecca "Becky," brothers Danvic and Glen, and grandparents Primitivo and Maria Ramos, and Alberto and Beatriz Nidea. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine Church, Kapaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe.

Elsie Arakaki Saito
Jan. 5, 2012
Elsie Arakaki Saito, 82, of Honolulu, a retired resource teacher, died in Hiolani Care Center at Kahala Nui, Honolulu. She was born in Huelo, Maui. She is survived by husband Shiro; son Ron S.; daughters Kim Saito and Ann Osawa; sisters Esther Yamakawa, Bessie Arakaki, Nancy Johnson and Judy Allen; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Julie Ann Leiko Saito
Jan. 7, 2012
Julie Ann Leiko Saito, 44, of Hilo died in the Queen's Medical•Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Arnold Antonio; sons Christian and Mitchel Shintani, and Randy and Ryley Antonio; daughters Keana, Kirra and Taylor Tomori; parents Tad and Carol; brother Marc; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Anna Camilla Sakurai
Jan. 2, 2012
Anna Camilla Sakurai, 91, of Honolulu, a credit department supervisor at Sulka Inc., New York, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in New York. She is survived by sister Sara Adjer, hanai brother Jes Crisologo and hanai sisters Audrey Kamai, and Mama, Diane and Maureen Crisologo. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's Cathedral. Donations suggested to Disabled American Veterans.

Rose Chun Sen
Dec. 20, 2011
Rose Chun Sen, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Family Court clerk under Judges Samuel P. King and Betty Vitousek, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Lani M. Sen Woltmann and Mona Sen Rowe, hanai son Robert Rowe, sister Margaret C. Wong, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Lanikai Beach Park. Service details at www.borthwickoahu.com.

Umeyo Shibatake
Dec. 17, 2011
Umeyo Shibatake, 93, of Kapolei, a retired University of Hawaii cafeteria employee, died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sister Yachiyo Kojima. Private services.

Darrell Seichi Sugita
Nov. 24, 2011
Darrell Seichi Sugita, 54, of Makaha, owner/manager of Hawaiian Floral Nursery, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Toshio and Lillian, brothers Oren and Lester, and nieces Nicole and Trina. Celebration of life held. No monetary offerings.

Amy Akie Tatsuguchi
Dec. 22, 2011
Amy Akie Tatsuguchi, 85, of Kailua, a retired Liberty House Garden Court Restaurant waitress, died. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by son Paul, daughter Cynthia Rodriguez and sisters Florence Abe, Marion Nishimura, Doris Iwamura and Alice Sato. Private services.






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