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Obituaries

For Monday, February 6, 2012


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Mildred Awong Arjona
Jan. 27, 2012
Mildred Awong Arjona, 88, of Kailua, a retired licensed practical nurse for St. Francis Hospital and for Dr. Walter Ozawa, died in Kailua. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ramon "Buzzy" III, daughters Carol A. Kahalewai and Kathleen M. Sato, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Alfred James Carvalho Jr.
Jan. 31, 2012
Alfred James "Jimmy" Carvalho Jr., 61, of Kaneohe, a retired heavy mobile diesel mechanic at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii and a Navy veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laura; son Chris; brother John; sisters Patty Farris, Gloria Pagaduan and Gerrie Gould; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Flora Y. Chang
Jan. 6, 2012
Flora Y. Chang, 96, of Kaneohe, a retired licensed practical nurse, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Hanalei, Kauai. She is survived by sons Wesley, Evanson and Jeffrey; and three grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservces.com.

Florence Oshima Chung
Jan. 18, 2012
Florence Oshima Chung, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. supervisor, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Glenn; daughter Collette Bento; brothers Robert and Owen; sisters Helen Furukawa, Grace Yamasaki and Doris Kaneshige; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation:3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

John Deniz Jr.
Jan. 28, 2012
John Deniz Jr., 97, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired state custodian, died at home. He was born in Kona. He is survived by son Rickie, daughter Betty Lou Deniz-Leslie, brothers Henry and Walter, sister Mae Gomes, 12 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 56 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Honaunau. Mass: 11 a.m. Urn burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard Yoichi Fujinaga
Dec. 23, 2011
Richard Yoichi "Budah" Fujinaga, 71, of Waimanalo, a retired city worker, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Louise M.; sons Samuel, Ricky, Joseph and Robert Kahawai; daughters Rowena "Noe"Aguiar, Renee Soriano and Louise "Wige" Kahawai; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Celebration of life:11 a.m. Saturday at Kaiona Beach Park. For more information, call Renee at 387-1341.

Fofogaalataua Taula Gagai
Jan. 22, 2012
Fofogaalataua Taula Gagai, 59, of Pearl City died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Maleloa, American Samoa. He is survived by son Aleni K. Thompson; brothers Ripine, Vilismu, Tito, Hugh, Lou and Junior; sisters Aveiaaoga Simanu, Faatasiga Tupua and Leatuolo Ameperosa; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Moanalua Mortuary.

Harriet T. Ihara
Jan. 4, 2012
Harriet T. Ihara, 73, of San Pablo, Calif., formerly of Waipahu, a California state government retiree, died in California. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by brother Wallace and sister Edith Matsuda. Visitation: 5 p.m Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

James Keloha Masaru Imai
Jan. 12, 2012
James Keloha Masaru "Jimmy" Imai, 69, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a Kulana Foods meat cutter and former Mutual Welding ironworker, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Carolyn, son Jamie, daughter Cheryl Awai, brother Harry and six grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Irvin Kapu Kahalelehua
Jan. 8, 2012
Irvin Kapu Kahalelehua, 76, of Waipahu, a retired U.S. Postal Service letter carrier, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy H.; sons Eric and Michael; brothers Philip Jr., James, Douglas, George and Rothwell Kahalelehua and Arch Naeole; and sisters Myrtle Yamane, Valkyrie Naeole and Carol Richardson. Visitation:2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Andrew Hanamauikikina Kapoi
Jan. 19, 2012
Andrew Hanamauikikina Kapoi, 82, of Honolulu, a merchant seaman and maintenance employee, died in Hale Mohalu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Setsuko; sons Andrew Jr., Wally and Richard "Eiji"; daughters Nani, Tiny and Kute; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Epel Keper
Dec. 30, 2011
Epel Keper, 68, of Kahului died at home. He was born in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. He is survived by wife Altia I.; son Akio; daughters Lovina, Mayleen, Maybeline and Gina; sisters Lilina Aten, Pilat Raed and Iuthis Ruben; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Rose Marie Lee
Jan. 22, 2012
Rose Marie Lee, 63, of Kailua, a retired Integrated Assets Inc. office manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tacoma, Wash. She is survived by husband Richard K.S.; son Christopher E.C.; daughters Cynthia A.M. Lee and Candice W.L. Kamai; brothers Ralph, David and Paul Goucher; sisters Patricia Rybaki, Mary Reese, and Jeanette and Barbara Goucher; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual or aloha attire. Online condolences at: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Kimberly Akemi Matsuda
Jan. 10, 2012
Kimberly Akemi Matsuda, 41, of Aiea, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Suzanne and sister Jennifer. Visitation:4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services:5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Haruo Mikami
Jan. 7, 2012
Haruo Mikami, 84, of Kailua, a retired Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station carpenter and Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home.He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother John Y. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Kaneohe Missionary Baptist Church, 45-131 Waikapoki Road. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Helena Kahaumelani Kaopuiki Nahoopii
Jan. 27, 2012
Helena Kahaumelani Kaopuiki Nahoopii, 61, of Molokai, a Goodwill Industries of Hawaii retiree, died in Buckeye, Ariz. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Valerie Asam; daughters Pilialoha Kahana and Kahaumelani Nahoopii; hanai sons Snookie, Leylan and Lindon Kahana; hanai daughters Ginger Vaapuu-Asam and Missy DeCambra; brothers Kimo and Halona Kaopuiki, Bully Kupukaa and Pee Wee Woodward; and sisters Leilani Aki, Shirley Rawlins and Piilani Shichida. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, east chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Nunziata Nancy Nicolai
Jan. 21, 2012
Nunziata Nancy Nicolai, 96, of Kailua, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Castiglione di Casauria, Italy. She is survived by son Joseph P., daughter Mary Ann Minner, four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Kailua Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Services: 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Meals on Wheels or Jehovah's Witnesses.

Wallace Eiji Oshima
Jan. 3, 2012
Wallace Eiji Oshima, 71, of Pearland, Texas, a Parsons Energy and Chemicals Group engineer, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Aaron, Stefan and Sean; daughter Jojan Henderson; companion Dana Dongying Tian; brother Maurice; sister Frances Wakashige; and four grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi GardenMortuary. Services:11 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Byodo-In, Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ernest Kuulei Pelekai
Jan. 24, 2012
Ernest Kuulei Pelekai, 80, of Hana, Maui, a retired Hana Hotel gardener, died at home. He was born in Hana. He is survived by son Mack K. Kalalau-Pelekai; brothers Clyde, Henry, Paul, Edward and Frank; sisters Vivian Akana, Ethel Smith, Edith Marciel and Violet Cooper; a grandchild; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hana Bay, ocean side. Scattering of ashes to follow. Online condolences at www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Nathan Ka‘ehukai Pulham
Dec. 24, 2011
Nathan Ka‘ehukai Pulham, 33, of California, formerly of Honolulu, died in California. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by father the Rev. Elliot H., mother Donna S. "Chickie" Vincent, stepbrother William and grandparents Floyd and Pauahi Pulham, and Reginald and DonnaJean Sunada. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Koboji Shingon Mission, 1223-B N. School St. Services: 5 p.m. Celebration of life at noon Saturday at Makiki Community of Christ Church, 1666 Mott-Smith Drive.

Estefania Ramiro
Jan. 1, 2012
Estefania "Paning" Ramiro, 87, of Honolulu, a Coral Reef Hotel housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Salvador; sons Eddie, Sonny and Butch; brothers Orlino and Pedro Dacuycuy; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Glenn Y. Takeshita
Jan. 26, 2012
Glenn Y. Takeshita, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Board of Water Supply chemist, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Millie Y., brother Clyde T. and sister Claudia Yano. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Honolulu Christian Church, 2207 Oahu Ave. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ethel Nogiko Tokumaru
Feb. 1, 2012
Ethel Nogiko Tokumaru, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired University of Hawaii at Manoa personnel manager, died. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Ronald T.; daughters Lynne Hirsch and Lisa Rapp; brothers Gordon, Clyde and Dean Akita; sisters Yoko "Jackie" Akita and Tomoye Yoshida; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Estrillia Torrijos
Jan. 18, 2012
Estrillia "Ester" Torrijos, 81, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel pantry worker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Ricardo Jr. and Dominic K.; daughters Gloria Fleming, Sylvia Kawamoto, Deanna Lopes and Victoria W. Yuen; brother Joseph C. Palacat Sr.; sisters Josephine Barney and Carmen Comer; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Esther Shizuko Uyechi
Jan. 9, 2012
Esther Shizuko Uyechi, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Allen and Stephen; daughters Caroldine Lum, Sharon Miyamoto and Lynette Inouye; brother Seiko Kaneshiro; sister Takeko Inouye; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Maximo Asuncion Viejo
Jan. 22, 2012
Maximo Asuncion Viejo, 79, of Makaha, a landscaping worker, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Virginia; sons Nestor, Robert and Edic; daughter Venus V. Ferguson; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church, Waianae. Mass: 10:30 a.m.

Frank Tsutomu Watanabe
Jan. 8, 2012
Frank Tsutomu Watanabe, 92, of Mililani, a retired Salvation Army maintenance foreman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by son Alan, daughters Joyce Watanabe and Ann Motter, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor. Services:9:30 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences:www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Roberta R. Yamada
Dec. 25, 2011
Roberta R. Yamada, 78, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by daughters Janice Asakura and Karen Yamada, and a grandchild. Private services.






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