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Obituaries

For Wednesday, January 25, 2012


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Harue Arita
Dec. 15, 2011
Harue Arita, also known as Bando Haruyuki, 96, of Honolulu, a retired classical Japanese dance instructor at Bando Haruyuki Studio, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

Michelle Theresa Barros
Jan. 11, 2012
Michelle Theresa Barros, 49, of Kaneohe, a Jack in the Box cashier and cook, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by companion Clyde Oshiro; brothers Antone, Abel, Frank, Kenneth and Edward; and sisters Carol Lopez, Susie Pace, Beatrice Ichelson, Lucretia Kahala and Edith White. Visitation at noon Sunday at Kahana Bay State Park. Services: 1 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. For questions, call Carol L. at 381-8833.

Claudia Marie Chaillé
Jan. 18, 2012
Claudia Marie Chaillé, 68, of Reston, Va., and Waimanalo, a school principal and professor, died in Washington, D.C. She was born in Norman, Okla. She is survived by sister Angela Meixell. Services to be held in Reston. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Homeless Animals Rescue Team, P.O. Box 7621, Fairfax Station, VA 22039. Email condolences may be sent to adamsgreen.com.

Dr. Thomas Yen Kee Chang
Jan. 10, 2012
Dr. Thomas Yen Kee Chang, 92, of Honolulu, a physician and an Army veteran, died in Palolo Chinese Home Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Kathleen C. Ching and Donna L.H. Carroll, sister Mayblossom Wilkinson and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Randal Kanoa Chong
Dec. 25, 2011
Randal Kanoa Chong, 47, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Alika Chong-Kamana; daughters Theresa and Ekaika Kamana; wife Thomasine; brothers Raymond, Rodney and Randolph; and seven grandchildren. Services held.

Leonard Paul Cozzo Jr.
Jan. 9, 2012
Leonard Paul Cozzo Jr., 68, of Honolulu, a retired Navy command master chief of the Commander Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio. He is survived by son Richard; daughters Marilyn Greaney, Dorothy Abreu and Christine Amii; brother Joseph Germano; and sister Maxina Germano. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Hawaii Stake Center, 46-117 Halaulani St. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Romero Domingo Domingo
Dec. 29, 2011
Romero Domingo Domingo, 70, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by father Fidel; mother Perpetua; brothers Rodrigo, Rudy, Levy, Aresio and Jose; and sisters Avelina Pasion, Clara Duldulao, Marisa Bocalbos, Marcelina Paguirigan and Marilyne Manuel. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Yoshihide Fujimoto
Jan. 5, 2012
Yoshihide Fujimoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed mason contractor and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company H, died in a private care home. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Wayne and Clint, brother Herman, sister Evelyn Maddox, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Sadao Ginoza
Dec. 26, 2011
Sadao Ginoza, 86, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed taxicab driver and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy L.Y., sons Steven and Richard, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Joan Claire Leolani Gribbin-Aiu
Jan. 17, 2012
Joan Claire Leolani Gribbin-Aiu, 46, of Honolulu, executive director of the Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation and former director of the Hawaii Hotel Association, will be remembered at a Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church on Wilder Avenue. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by husband Thomas K. Aiu; sons Wyatt K. and Weston M. Aiu; daughters Tiffany K.K. Bayne-Aiu Johnson and Madison K.S. Aiu; mother Mary-Jean Rayco; brothers Michael, Joseph and George Gribbin; sister Kimberly Gribbin Ortega; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday. Private burial. Police and military in Class A uniform and public in aloha attire. Overflow parking at Maryknoll High School; please enter through Dole Street.

Himeo Iwata
Dec. 14, 2011
Himeo "Mike" Iwata, 93, of Honolulu, an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and a former electrical supervisor at Yokota Air Force Base, died in Pearl City. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by sons Jon, Denis and Nelson; daughter Karen; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Elizabeth Ann Jones
Dec. 2, 2011
Elizabeth Ann Jones, 50, of•Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Baltimore. She is survived by son Douglas K. Balinbin, brother John Rossberg and a grandchild. Private services.

John Minoru Kaneshiro
Jan. 10, 2012
John Minoru Kaneshiro, 79, of Honolulu, a contractor doing business as J.M. Kaneshiro Inc. and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Setsuko; sons Daniel and James; daughter Christine Inouye; sisters Sharon Mowat, Katherine Takushi, Nancy Tom and Ruby Kaneshiro; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Masako Kihara
Jan. 14, 2012
Masako Kihara, 90, of Hilo, a seamstress, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Arnold Miyasaki, daughters Barbara Tanaka and Myrna Nonaka, brothers Moris and Tooru, sister Shizuko Ikawa, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Esao Kitano
Jan. 8, 2012
Esao "Jean" Kitano, 91, of Hilo, a salesclerk at various stores in Hilo, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by son Eric and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Cato Lafayette Livingston Sr.
Jan. 17, 2012
Cato Lafayette Livingston Sr., 92, of Honolulu, a retired Foremost Dairies ice cream and milk division superintendent, and an Army veteran, died in Hale Ola Kino. He was born in Algood, Tenn. He is survived by wife Hannah K.; sons Cato L. Jr. and Robert W.; daughters Joni Albao, Diana Edwards and Terry Foy; brothers Leonard and Tommy; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Services: 10:15 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

Marley Keauokapohinahina Makanani
Jan. 14, 2012
Marley Keauokapohinahina Makanani, 3, of Waimea, Hawaii, will be remembered in services to be announced at a later date. She was born in Las Vegas. She is survived by father Kinohi J.J., mother Tasha Nihau-Lindsey, sisters Journey and Taimani, and grandparents Clifford Ayau, Betsy Lindsey, Jesse Makanani and Andrea Mathias.

Star Ka-Uionalani Medeiros
Jan. 16, 2012
Star Ka-Uionalani Medeiros, 55, of Lahaina, a Westin Maui Hotel front office lead agent, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wesley B.; sons Casey Smythe, and Jansen and Preston Medeiros; brother Brett "Duke" Smythe; and sisters Dawn Fujiwara, Crystal and Melody Smythe, and Jasmine Ryan. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at ILWU Union Hall, 896 Lower Main St., Wailuku. No flowers. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Yomoko Minster
Dec. 29, 2011
Yomoko Minster, 83, of Kaneohe died. She was born in Japan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Adeline Fuyuno Nakasaki
Dec. 17, 2011
Adeline Fuyuno Nakasaki, 84, of Kaneohe, a salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Masaru; sons Glenn and Jay; brother Albert Suyemoto; sisters Elsie Takao, and Sue Y. and Mabel Suyemoto; and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Chieko M. Nakashima
Jan. 4, 2012
Chieko M. Nakashima, 88, of Hilo, a retired licensed practical nurse at the former Hilo Hospital, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Dr. Norman, Brian and Michael; brother Jack Konno; sister Masako Abe; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Richard Yukio Ogawa
Dec. 26, 2011
Richard Yukio Ogawa, 87, of Mililani, an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Lorna Ogawa, Pat Paschal and Lori Miyashita; brother Asaki; sister Violet Tabe; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Richard W. Patterson
Jan. 1, 2012
Richard W. "Rick" Patterson, 78, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by sons William G. and Mark A., daughter Wendy R. Cummins and two grandchildren. Private services.

Beatrice Ramutap
Jan. 1, 2012
Beatrice Ramutap, 83, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Filomeno Jr.; daughters JoAnn Jones, Caroline Ohtani, Marilyn Dumancas and Adele Choy; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Mildred Rapoza
Nov. 29, 2011
Mildred Rapoza, 88, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., died in Laguna Hills, Calif. She was born in Kapahulu. She is survived by daughter Audrey Fulwiler, sister Margaret Rego, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 9 a.m. today at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Grace Mitsuko Sato
Dec. 24, 2011
Grace Mitsuko Sato, 80, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Wataru; son Myles; daughters Joanne Chang and Christine Tsukahara; brothers William, Kiyoshi and Fred Oshiro; sister Carol Matsumoto; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Shaiw-Mei Schmidt
Jan. 3, 2012
Shaiw-Mei Schmidt, 73, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Taipei City, Taiwan. She is survived by sons Charles, Thomas and David; four brothers; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Jane Masako Tanabe
Dec. 31, 2011
Jane Masako Tanabe, 86, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Edward W. and sister Dorothy C. Private services.

Renee Juanita Mahealani Trask
Jan. 18, 2012
Renee Juanita Mahealani Trask, 54, of Hilo, an executive secretary for Gibson Foundation and Mililani Trask, died at home. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband Michael K., son Ka‘i­ana K., daughter Hulali K., father Peter Murchison, brother Robert Murchison and grandparent Juanita Knight. Services to be held at a later date.

Chuck M. Truman
Jan. 17, 2012
Chuck M. Truman, also known as Most Venerale Thich Giac Tam, 73, of Honolulu, a Buddhist monk, died at home. He was born in Vietnam. Buddhist services: 8 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary.

Loyd Kazuma Watanabe
Jan. 5, 2012
Loyd Kazuma Watanabe, 61, of Honolulu, a pastor, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yachiyo, son Sterling, daughter Tracie Badiang-Viena, brothers George T. and Thomas T., sisters Esther W. Kaya and Flora T. Watanabe, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.






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