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For Sunday, February 5, 2012


Bennett Akana
Feb. 1, 2012
Bennett "Ben" Akana, 72, of Lahaina, sole proprietor of The Villa Store in Kahana, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean; daughters Lorelei and Camille Akana, Carol Ah Puck and Sherri Tamayo; brothers Francis, David "Lang" and Alton; sister Irene Fijimori; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Waiola Congregational Church, Lahaina. Services: 5 p.m.

Leon Cortez Alonzo
Jan. 28, 2012
Leon Cortez Alonzo, 90, of Wailuku, a maintenance employee at Kaanapali Golf Course in Lahaina, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paing Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Pedro, Nestor and Ben; daughters Flordelina "Flor" Andrion, Rosita Aquino and Adela Paet; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Saint Anthony Church, Wailuku. Mass: 8 p.m.  Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences:

Agnes Bernice De Lima
Jan. 26, 2012
Agnes Bernice De Lima, 95, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Herbert "Sonny"; daughters Lorraine Amaral, Agnes "Tootsie" De Lima and Patsy Mendoza; sister Delia Whitt; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 4. Casual attire.

Asipeli M. Fakaosi
Jan. 15, 2012
Asipeli M. Fakaosi, 66, of Honolulu, a construction worker, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Ruta; son Asimoto; daughters Levaai Alualu, Faaafe Tuioti and Pauline Faatili; brothers Tevita and Siaosi; sister Temalisi Kaufusi; 25 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Waipahu United Church of Christ. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Richard S.W. Gan
Jan. 26, 2012
Richard S.W. Gan, 86, of Hilo, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard sheet metal worker and an Army and Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by stepson Stafford Santiago; stepdaughter Stephanie Lawrence; brothers George and Johnny K.; sisters Elsie Kam, Rose Lau, Lily Gan and Esther Ho; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Pavilion, care of Hawaii County Parks and Recreation. Graveside services at noon. Casual attire.

Dinah Ann Kina Goeas
Jan. 26, 2012
Dinah Ann Kina Goeas, 67, of Hauula died in Hauula. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gary J. Jr., Michael and Scott A.; daughter Rene'e Mariano; brothers James R. and John Lee; sisters Sharon Wheeler and Donna Bowers; and nine grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Oahu Cemetery.

Ward Arnold Hayward
Jan. 30, 2012
Ward Arnold Hayward, 73, of Princeville, Kauai, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Hawaii and of computer science at Chaminade University, and an Air Force pilot, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife Masumi. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Feb. 12 at Hanalei Beach Pavilion.

Jayson C. Juario
Jan. 27, 2012
Jayson C. Juario, 30, of Kahului died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by father Dennis Sumagaysay, mother Elizabeth, brother Rudy Domingo and grandparents Benjamin Sr. and Nida. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday. Cremation to follow. Online condolences:

Edward Y. Ogawa
Jan. 27, 2012
Edward Y. Ogawa, 93, of Haiku, Maui, a University of Hawaii agricultural research technician and an Army staff sergeant with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Haiku. He is survived by son Wayne, daughter Joyce, brother Jerry and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Lucia C. Pelayan
Feb. 1, 2012
Lucia C. Pelayan, 79, of Kahului, a Grand Wailea Hotel employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Salcedo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Mario Chiu; daughters Susan Chiu, Josephine Garcia and Marilou Yap; mother Benilda; brother Daniel; sisters Benita Amgao, Patricia Del Rosario and Beatriz Pelayan; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday at King's Cathedral, Kahului. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences:

Esterlyn Misay Ramirez
Jan. 20, 2012
Esterlyn Misay Ramirez, 59, of Lahaina, a cook at Westin Maui and Sheraton Maui, and owner of Lynn's Kitchenette in Honokowai, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Loreto; sons Randolph and Ronald; mother Lilia Misay; brothers E L Jr., Eduard and Eddylmar Misay; sisters Evangeline Balintona, Ely Guerrero, Eden Omiat, Elsie Rosales, Emely Pascua and Chamille Serrano; and three grandchildren. Night wake: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park, Gardens of Meditation. Casual attire.

Daniel K. Sniffen
Jan. 24, 2012
Daniel K. "Ming" Sniffen, 69, of Wailuku, a retired welder and member of the Iron Workers Union, died at home. He was born in Waihee, Maui. He is survived by companion Cheryl Howanic, sons Todd and Ikaika D., daughter Terri "Te'a" Sniffen-Keaweehu, sister Gladys "Tita" Christopherson and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences at:

Ellen Kam Yap
Feb. 1, 2012
Ellen Kam Yap, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Waialua Elementary School teacher's aide, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael W.L., daughter Rachel E., brother Dooley Kam, sisters Jenny Young and Eugenie Lau, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hale Koa Hotel, Laulima Room, 2055 Kalia Road, Honolulu. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Road, Honolulu, HI 96817.

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