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Obituaries

For Thursday, February 2, 2012


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LAST UPDATED: 03:25 a.m. HST, Feb 02, 2012



Rita Spencer Akiona
Jan. 21, 2012
Rita Spencer Akiona, 92, of Honolulu, a Nani Sports Wear Wholesale secretary, died in Ho-nolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai daughters Ronette, Gayle and Karen Hunt; brothers John D. and Phillip Spencer; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Benjamin Mendoza Biscocho
Jan. 29, 2012
Benjamin Mendoza “Ben” Biscocho, 84, of Ewa Beach, a retired mechanical engineer at Lirag Textile in the Philippines, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Batangas, Philippines. He is survived by wife Paz Amelia P.; sons Benedict and Emmanuel; daughters Grace De Jesus, Gemma Valin and Gabriela Burro; sisters Lydia Biscocho and Zenaida Manalo; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services to be held in the Philippines.

Tomoe Callaway
Jan. 17, 2012
Tomoe “Betty” Callaway, 95, of Kaneohe, formerly of Carlsbad, Calif., a retired federal government clerk, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by sisters Takeno Fudaba and Umeno Oumi. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Victor Kay Carvalho
Jan. 24, 2012
Victor Kay Carvalho, 83, of Mililani, a retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Ruth S.; daughters Leilani Mallow, Aline Franklin and Victoria Carvalho-Yuen; stepson John K. Cabral III; stepdaughters Antoinette Valuzzi and Valerie Molina; brothers William and Mickey Enomoto; sister Frances Enomoto; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Kingdom Hall No. 1, 239 Palii St. Services: 7 p.m. Dress, casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Jehovah’s Witnesses, Waikani Congregation.

Edith Yoshiko Goya
Jan. 1, 2012
Edith Yoshiko Goya, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Tori Richard Ltd. seamstress, died. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Toshimatsu, sons Howard T. and Calvin M., daughters Amy E. Yasuda and Karen M. Goya, sister Doris T. Arakaki and a grandchild. Private services.

Lillian Hailauaala Whittle Hayselden
Dec. 10, 2011
Lillian Hailauaala Whittle Hayselden, 87, of Kula, Maui, a C. Brewer & Co. land assets administrator and Hawaii County police commissioner, died in Kula Hospital. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by nephews Cliff and Kent Ahue and nieces Rori-Jean Keomaka, Donalee Pang and Jamie Whittle-Wagner. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Lunch to follow in Kualoa. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Esther Soon Yo Kamoku
Jan. 31, 2012
Esther Soon Yo Kamoku, 84, of Hilo, a former food service manager at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harold “Brother,” Isaac “Buddy” Jr., Edward “Ed” and Bill “Budu”; daughters Esther “Honey Girl” Downes, Mary “Tita” Clarke, Laura “Lala” Kamoku, Patricia “Pattie” Ioane and Coralee “Cory” Kalima; brother John Young; sisters Katherine Udo, Helen Young and Alice George; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Tatsuaki Kishinami
Jan. 17, 2012
Tatsuaki “Tats” Kishinami, 80, of Pearl City, a former state representative for the Pearl City and Waipahu district and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by wife Eileen, son Galen, daughters Karen Hamasaki and Yvonne Yokoe, brothers Paul and Henry and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Cora Yukino King
Jan. 16, 2012
Cora Yukino King, 59, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Miles and Lorrin. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Alberta P.H. Lee
Jan. 1, 2012
Alberta P.H. Lee, 67, of Honolulu died. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by brothers Malcolm Q.S. and Medford B.S. and sister Loriane Kamealoha. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Casual attire.

Jo Ann L. Lee
Jan. 17, 2012
Jo Ann L. “Jo” Lee, 68, of Honolulu, a retired sales associate, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ernest, daughters Janell Lee and Leilani Grondahl, mother Florrence Y.L. Lum, sisters Sandra Lum and Jan Werner and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Alice Maile L’Orange
Jan. 19, 2012
Alice Maile L’Orange, 103, of Medford, Ore., formerly of Wahiawa, a former Oahu Sugar Co. office assistant, died in Medford. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by three grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Emma Tam Lum-King
Jan. 26, 2012
Emma Tam Lum-King, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Hospice-Nuuanu. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by daughters Diane Lum-King Li and Gail Holm-Kennedy, sister Margaret Chang, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice-Nuuanu, 24 Puiwa St., Honolulu, HI 96817. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Lydia Kapuamaemae Mahar
Jan. 25, 2012
Lydia Kapuamaemae Mahar, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian singer and hula dancer, died in Hale Nani Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Thomas Darcy and Edward Dearmore, daughters Barbara Haliniak and Lynne Akana, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Services: 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

John Albert Sei Matsuda
Jan. 8, 2012
John Albert Sei Matsuda, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Army sergeant first class, died. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Jadd S. and Jess Y., mother Haruno, sisters Margaret Mochizuki and Sharon Yamagata and three grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Committal services and inurnment: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Teruo Mukaisu
Jan. 29, 2012
Teruo Mukaisu, 87, of Honolulu died. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Elizabeth, son Darrell, daughters Zelie Kaniho and Stacey Mukaisu, sisters Sue Tsubaki, Asae Yafuso and Patricia Ohara and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Jodo Mission, 1429 Makiki St. No. 100. Additional services: 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at Jodo Mission Lahaina. No flowers.

Yasuo Omura
Dec. 31, 2011
Yasuo Omura, 91, of Honolulu, a retired reinforcing iron worker, Local 625 (Hawaii), and Army veteran who served in the Company A 1399th engineers unit, died in Oregon. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Elizabeth “Betty” Takara, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Aiea Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yaeko Sakamoto
Jan. 24, 2012
Yaeko Sakamoto, 80, of Aiea, a retired registered nurse, died. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Michael, daughters Robin Fox, Alison and Sydney Sakamoto and April Castanos and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Parish, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 9 a.m. Additional visitation: 11:30 a.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Tetsuro Sasaki
Jan. 15, 2012
Tetsuro “Tets” Sasaki, 76, of Pearl City, a retired Japan Airlines ramp supervisor and Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marian; sons Lance, Keith, Kevin and Jeffrey Sasaki and Reed Minatodani; daughter Dayna Minatodani; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Patricia Chiyomi Sherbert
Jan. 20, 2012
Patricia Chiyomi Sherbert, 63, of Waipahu, died at Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Quinten, daughters Sandi Ramos and Krystle Robinson, brother Randall Otani, sister Jocelyn Otani and three grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Faith Baptist Church, 1230 Kailua Road, Kailua. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Helen Amion Viernes
Jan. 19, 2012
Helen Amion Viernes, 78, of Haleiwa died at home. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Nate “Binky” and Paxton “Packy”; daughters Helene Rosado, Althea “Sissy” Johnson, Andrea and Yvette Viernes, and Nadine “Nanka” Walker; brothers Pete and Larry Galban, and Mel, Jimmy and Albert Amion; sister Sulidad Amion Meria; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at Waialua United Church of Christ, 67-174 Farrington Highway. Services 4 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.






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