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Obituaries

For Sunday, February 12, 2012


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Masayo Adachi
Jan. 17, 2012
Masayo Adachi, 94, of Kaneohe, a retired housekeeper at St. Mary's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, died. She was born in Sacramento, Calif. She is survived by sons Wayne, Henry M. and Fuji; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Safuvale Leia Aga
Jan. 28, 2012
Safuvale Leia Aga, 78, of Ho-nolulu, a former housekeeper at Rainmaker Hotels in American Samoa, died at home. She was born in Ofu, Manu'a, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Vaitanoa Jr., Afasene "Fale," Lio and Manu; daughters Toreka Teleni, Malae Demi and Selesitina Luamanuvae; brothers Tino and Iosefa Lei'a; sisters Toese and Rasela Aga, Ruby Vaovasa and Tapu'itea Moeva; 20 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at First Samoan Assembly of God, Palama. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Sachiko Akamine
Jan. 28, 2012
Sachiko Akamine, 75, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died. She was born in Nagasaki, Japan. She is survived by sons Neal, Todd and Blair Akamine, and Jack Gately; daughter Susan Matsuoka; sisters Shizuyo Oba and Keiko Gohara; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Laverne Amay
Feb. 1, 2012
Laverne Amay, 70, of Hilo, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. installation coordinator, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Julio "Jimmy"; sons Benjamin, James R. and Floyd; sister Sonia J. Madaloniz; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

Lois Lucille Anderson
Feb. 6, 2012
Lois Lucille Anderson, 95, of Honolulu, a ceramist and potter, died in Manoa. She was born in Butte, Mont. She is survived by son Ronald and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

Jacqueline Monalisa Kuulei Apilado
Feb. 5, 2012
Jacqueline Monalisa Kuulei Apilado, 49, of Kapolei, a cafeteria aide, died at home. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by husband Bobby Orita, sons Kaelo and Kelvin Orita, daughter Tavia Orita and nine grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Pentecostal Full Gospel Assembly. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Mercedes Baquiro
Jan. 26, 2012
Mercedes Baquiro, 75, of Ho-nolulu died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by brothers Rizal and Jose Bagcal. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Kalihi. Services: 10:30 a.m.

Villamor Ramos Cabingabang
Jan. 25, 2012
Villamor Ramos Cabingabang, 67, of Waipahu, a Hawaii Food Product meat cutter, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Carmelita L.; son Edwin; daughters Josie and Maryrose; mother Leandra R.; brothers Ernesto Sr., Gilbert, Rolando and Romy; and sisters Neda Cabingabang, Naty Jara, Lolinda Madigal, Rosita Fagaragan, Elizabeth Calaylay and Lety Lacar. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

John F. Cassidy
Jan. 10, 2012
John F. Cassidy, 64, of Wahiawa, an Army retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by wife Junko, sons David and Thomas, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lynne Reiko Chinen
Jan. 27, 2012
Lynne Reiko Chinen, 52, of Honolulu died in Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Carlton S., father Kazuo Horiuchi, and sisters Donna E. Masagatani and Laureen Y. Horiuchi-Karstetter. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Anacleto B. Costello
Feb. 7, 2012
Anacleto B. Costello, 99, of Haliimaile, Maui, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. truck driver, died at home. He was born in Narbacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Nena, son Ernie, daughter Virginia C. Furuganan, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Herbert Patrick De Luz
Feb. 4, 2012
Herbert Patrick De Luz, 78, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a rancher and meat cutter for Frank De Luz Ranch Inc. and a professional cook, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers David Sr. and Frank III, and sister Gladys Mello. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Urn committal services to be held at a later date. Casual attire.

Lei Waiola Deluze
Jan. 25, 2012
Lei Waiola Deluze, 58, of Wai-anae died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Michael; daughters Nicole Troche and Rena Techur; parents Francis Sr. and Margaret Sato; brothers Francis Jr. and Ivan Sato, and Daniel and Shane Moepono; sisters Eleanor Cash, Donna Aki and Ramona Moepono; four grandchildren; and two hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Alexander Faisca
Feb. 2, 2012
Alexander Faisca, 88, of Kapaau, Hawaii, an Army veteran who served with the 298th Infantry and a retired C&K Kohala Sugar Plantation vehicle service technician, died in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Halawa. He is survived by son Edward; daughters Bernadette Montero, Marietta Cadiente and Virginia DeSilva; brothers Joseph and Samuel; sister Sister Ruth; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, Hawi, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Halawa Catholic Cemetery. Aloha attire.

James Anthony Finan Sr.
Feb. 8, 2012
James Anthony Finan Sr., 86, of Kihei, Maui, a retired civil engineer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Janice S., sons James Jr. and Gregg, daughter Sue Goll, sisters Pat Goodale and Gertrude McCormick, and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Violet Kealaonaona Gomes
Jan. 29, 2012
Violet Kealaonaona Gomes, 81, of Waianae died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons George, Kevin and Martin; daughters Barbara N. Tavete and Lillian S. Aiwohi; brother Donald Keawe; sister Barbara Kaapuni; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Shizue Hashimoto
Jan. 16, 2012
Shizue Hashimoto, 96, of Wahiawa died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harold and David, daughter Aileen Omori, sisters Elsie Hirota and Edith Miyazono, caregiver Lita Ruiz, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Brycen Jonah Iona
Jan. 22, 2012
Brycen Jonah Iona, 20, of Kaneohe, an All Tree Services tree trimmer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by father Dwayne J.; mother Jessica L. Niau; brother Kuponoka‘imilani; sister Sierra; grandparents Abraham and Mary Crawford, and Lynnette Iona; and great-grandparent Theresa Niau. Visitation: noon Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Shizuyo Ishida
Jan. 10, 2012
Shizuyo Ishida, 103, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Herbert and William; daughters Nancy Sumida, Ann Ishida and Dorothy Muranaka; brother Masato Sawa; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Eduarda Susa Julian
Jan. 18, 2012
Eduarda Susa "Duarda" Julian, 88, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired co-owner of Julian's Papaya Farm, died in Hilo. She was born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Marcos L.; sons Laureto, Juanito and William; sisters Flaviana Ramos and Antonia Alejandro; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Celebration of life: 6:45 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahoa Catholic Cemetery. Semi-casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Beatrice Louise Kahao
Feb. 2, 2012
Beatrice Louise "Bea" Kahao, 75, of Nanakuli, a retired city bus driver, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Janet Dudoit; sons Daniel and Rodney; daughters Laurie, Cheldine and Grace Ann; sister Elizabeth Nuuhiwa; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Michael V. Kilantang
Jan. 14, 2012
Michael V. Kilantang, 61, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Carmen Nippolt; daughters Michelle Bonifacio and Cassidy Dalton; mother Julia L.; sisters Evangeline "Eve" Ballungay, Julie Bauguess and Aurora Scott; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Louis Franklin King
Feb. 4, 2012
Louis Franklin King, 43, of Kailua, an Otis Elevator Co. elevator mechanic, died in Kailua. He was born in Louisville, Ky. He is survived by sons Joseph and Xavier; daughter Alexandria; father Gary; mother Patricia Thompson; brothers Shawn Moseley, and Josh and Jeremy King; sisters Elizabeth Reynolds and Jennifer King; and grandparent Carol Ulsh. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church, Kaneohe. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Roland Amos Koki Jr.
Jan. 26, 2012
Roland Amos "Papa RoRo" Koki Jr., 65, of Honolulu, a security officer, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Viola L.; sons Kapena, Kahele, Lokahi, Ka La and Ka‘inoa Koki, and Shane Kapea; daughters Malia, Mahina and Kawehionalani Koki, Melanie Kawai and Catherine Freitas; brother Gregory; sisters Lionetta Koki and Rosemary Burgess; and 18 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Auwaiolimu Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Barbara May Kuluwaimaka
Feb. 2, 2012
Barbara May Kuluwaimaka, 39, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a maintenance supervisor, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kapaau, Hawaii. She is survived by companion Chris Davis, brother Jerry Jr., and sisters Clara and Nancy. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at Kona Old Airport beach pavilion No. 3. Potluck luncheon to follow.

Allyn Kaneyo Kurokawa
Jan. 29, 2012
Allyn Kaneyo Kurokawa, 102, of Honolulu, a Department of Education teacher, died at home. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Calvin, daughter Adele K. Stepp and three grandchildren. Private services.

Phyllis S. Latimer
Jan. 28, 2012
Phyllis S. Latimer, 80, of Hono-lulu, a retired kindergarten teacher at ‘Iolani Lower School, and a tutor and mentor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by husband Allan; son Tucker; daughters Kimberly Latimer and Alison Mosier; brothers Ron, Gary and Michael Skinner; and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Feb. 19 at Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Holy Nativity, ‘Iolani School or a charity of choice.

Myrtle C. Lee
Jan. 30, 2012
Myrtle C. "Buddy" Lee, 85, of Waimanalo, a retired Island Holidays travel executive, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Godfrey S.W. "Freddie," sons Daryl and Terry, daughter Lisa Rabe, brothers Oliver and Gregory Pang, sister Tylene Dunbar, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Central Union Church. Services: 9 a.m. Private inurnment. In lieu of flowers, plants are requested for a memorial garden.

Lillian A. Leong
Jan. 15, 2012
Lillian A. Leong, 89, of Hono-lulu, a homemaker, died in Hono-lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Leslie and Randal, daughters Rhonda Leong and Alverna Nako, brother Clarence Au, sister Ellen Wong and two grandchildren. Private services.

William Lew
Jan. 31, 2012
William "Bill" Lew, 89, of Honolulu, a retired aircraft mechanic at Hickam Air Force Base and an Army and Air Force veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Robert C. and sister Lily L. Tuggle. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 21 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment.

Ruben Campos Magaoay
Jan. 30, 2012
Ruben Campos Magaoay, 48, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired road paver, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Christopher and Jason; daughter Heather Dando; brother Artemio; sisters Rosaline Magaoay, Avelina Valdez and Eugenia Cadavona; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Main Section, Wailuku. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Ansei Matayoshi
Jan. 22, 2012
Ansei Matayoshi, 73, of Hono-lulu, a retired Hawaii Hochi Newspaper Co. pressman, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Okinawa, Japan. He is survived by wife Miyoko, son Yasukatsu, daughter Doris Hahn, brothers Shintaro and James S., and sisters Elaine S. Dean and Tomiko Uyema. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 1:30 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

Earl Eugene McFarland
Feb. 6, 2012
Earl Eugene "Curly" McFarland, 73, of Kahului, a Maui County Parks and Recreation park caretaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Frostburg, Md. He is survived by wife Myrna, daughters Malia Pedro and Maile McFarland, mother Lillian, sisters Becky Bohrer and Sandy Whitacre, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Pleiades Uilani Medeiros
Jan. 18, 2012
Pleiades Uilani "Sweetie" Medeiros, 73, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Simeon "Bozo," brothers Denny and Ronald Dement, and sisters Maile Shidaki and Marvis Fujita. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the park cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Judy Miyamoto
Feb. 7, 2012
Judy Miyamoto, 76, of Kihei, Maui, a state Department of Education school librarian, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Dr. Howard K. and sister Florence K. Konda. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Margaret Reiko Miyose
Jan. 25, 2012
Margaret Reiko Miyose, 79, of Hilo, a former employee at The Old Keaau Store, Uyeda Dental Lab and Ah Mai Store, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Keaau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Dean, Reid and Lee; daughter Jody; brother Roy Sakaguchi; sisters Shizue Matsuura and Masako Sanehira; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kirk Morris
Feb. 6, 2012
Kirk Morris, 36, of Paia, Maui, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Pete Morris and Carol Contreras, sisters Lani and Brandi, and grandparent Manuel Duarte. Celebration of life: 9 a.m Wednesday at Hookipa Beach Park. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Aloha House, P.O. Box 791749, Paia, HI 96779. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Clyde H. Muranaka
Jan. 29, 2012
Clyde H. "Tamo" Muranaka, 54, of Hilo, a driver for Air Freight Specialists and Pacific Floral Exchange, and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Anna A.; son Braxston; daughters Leandrea, Joannalyn and Tashina; father Tamotsu; brothers Lloyd and Paul Muranaka, and Adrian "Eddie Boy" Medallia Jr.; sisters Leelynn "Ka‘imi" Lagat, Tammy and Kellcia Muranaka, Tracey Yamane and Colleen Correia; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private cremation. Casual attire.

William K.K.K. Paia III
Jan. 16, 2012
William K.K.K. "Billy" Paia III, 53, of Honolulu, a sewer maintenance technician, died in California. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons William K.K.K. Jr. and Bryce; daughter Chasity Akiona; sisters Bambi P. Gibo, Tambi Paia and Kim Borges; grandparent Miriam Char; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Joseph T. Perreira
Feb. 8, 2012
Joseph T. Perreira, 89, of Hilo, owner of the former Hilo Express and delivery driver at Mauna Kea Banana Co., died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Kenneth and Carl, daughters Geraldine Carreira and June Ha, 13 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Casual attire. No flowers.

Florence M. Radich
Feb. 9, 2012
Florence M. "Flo" Radich, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker and executive secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by husband Lawrence; son Lawrence Jr.; daughters Diana Rosete, Laura Mason, and Barbara and Karenanne Radich; brother Thomas Barney Jr.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Church, Kailua. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to St. Anthony's School, Kailua.

Basilio R. Ramos
Feb. 4, 2012
Basilio R. Ramos, 82, of Lahaina, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. carpenter, died at home. He was born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lourdes; son Roger; daughters Clarita Callos, Elli Pascua, Annie Abut and Annabel Arase; brothers Avelino and Ricardo; sisters Maria Fabian and Rosita Agmata; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Alice S. Uchigakiuchi
Feb. 1, 2012
Alice S. Uchigakiuchi, 91, of Aiea, a retired Sogetsu Hawaii sensei, died in Aiea. She was born in Punaluu. She is survived by son Patrick, daughters Lynn Corwin and Arlene Uchigakiuchi, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Francisco F. Villon
Feb. 3, 2012
Francisco F. Villon, 87, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. retiree, died at home. He was born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Pudenciana Q.; sons Perlito, Ernesto, Mario and Bert; daughters Juliann Respicio, Leonida Vidal and Monalisa Pinheiro; sister Enriquetta Geron; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Dennis Eugene White
Jan. 17, 2012
Dennis Eugene White, 62, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Red Bluff, Calif. He is survived by daughters Christie and Katy Bailey, sisters Cathy Hildreth and Susan White, and seven grandchildren. Private services.






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