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Obituaries

For Monday, February 13, 2012


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Ponciano John Adaro
Jan. 13, 2012
Ponciano John Adaro, 86, of Wahiawa, an Air Force veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Francisca P., son Ronald, daughter Staphane "Girlie" Paz, brothers Alberto and Marshall, sisters Martina Navares and Julie Riddle, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jane Shizuko Fukuoka
Feb. 4, 2012
Jane Shizuko Fukuoka, 97, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by son Steven, daughters Lorna Evans and Jeanne Fukuoka, sisters Florence Matsumoto and Bessie Tanji, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Richard Mitsuo Higa
Jan. 26, 2012
Richard Mitsuo "Mits" Higa, 71, ofHonolulu, a Matson Terminals mechanic and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hawi, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jane K.; son Tracy I.; daughter Jocelyn K. Iwamasa; brother Roy H.; sisters Shizuko Miyashiro, Tomiko Arakaki, Jean M. Nagamine, DorothyK. Gibo and Linda T. Shishido; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Pacita Bernadette Mero Lobitos
Feb. 7, 2012
Pacita Bernadette Mero "Alice" Lobitos, 75, of Wahiawa died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Pedro Jr., Larry, Rodney, Randy and Leroy; daughters Debbie Cummings, JoAnn Agabin, Julianne Mark and Gina Kaniaupio; sister Lillian M. Pimental; 30 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Haleiwa Alii Beach Park (behind the lifeguard stand). Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Clare Loring
Jan. 21, 2012
Clare Loring, 102, of Waipahu, a former University of Hawaii art instructor and art critic for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Honolulu Advertiser, died in Waianae. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is survived by sister Lenora Slade. Private services.

Bernice Char Loui
Jan. 18, 2012
Bernice Char Loui, 104, of Honolulu, a retired International Travel manager, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gordon, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Palolo Chinese Home.

Merle T. Masuda
Jan. 24, 2012
Merle T. Masuda, 74, of Kapolei died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Yoshiharu "Jack," daughter Karen Tamura, brother Brian Yamada, sisters Hilda Kono and Thelma Lum, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Rosalina Alcain Miller
Jan. 21, 2012
Rosalina Alcain "Rose" Miller, 82, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired coffee farmer, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Keei, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Debi R. Soria and Tammy Palakiko; brothers Roger, Johnny and Gary Alcain, and Andres AlcainJr.; sisters Nina Arnise, Lucy and Abby Alcain, Norma Duerte and Andrea Vanderhook; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church in Kealakekua, Hawaii.

Alberto Pacle
Jan. 16, 2012
Alberto "Pops" Pacle, 75, of Waianae, a retired Gaspro welder, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Miguela Yabes "Della" Pacle; sons Alberto Jr. and Adam; daughters Joellen Florence, Doreen C. Janes and Kathleen Pacle; brother Faustino; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Haruki Sakamoto
Jan. 28, 2012
Haruki Sakamoto, 94, ofEwa Beach, an Oahu Sugar Co. retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Rex T., Rodney T., PaulM. and Robert Y.; daughters Jane K. Hong and Karen Furukawa; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Rustico Cabacungan Santos
Jan. 29, 2012
Rustico Cabacungan Santos, 77, of Kahului, a retired landscaper at Olinda Vista Nursery in Kula, Maui, died at home. He was born in Bagbag Solsona, Philippines. He is survived by wife Dorotea d.; sons Roger, Roland, Robert and Roy; daughter Rose Buntun; brothers Antolin and Felipe; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Shizuko Seto
Jan. 30, 2012
Shizuko Seto, 97, of Hilo, a retired homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Richard; daughters Shirley Tanouye, Edna Namba, Mabel Ouchi, Sandy Tokuhara and Susan Sanoria; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Betty Kimiko Suenaga
Feb. 2, 2012
Betty Kimiko Suenaga, 96, of Honolulu, retired owner of Hawaii Motor Rebuilders Inc., died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Shirlee Masuoka, Janice Fukunaga and Susan Suenaga; sisters Clara Okahashi, Mildred Tateishi and Nancy Saito; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Stella Haruko Sumida
Jan. 31, 2012
Stella Haruko Sumida, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired Waikikian Hotel housekeeper, died. She was born in Helemano. She is survived by sons George A. and Wayne Y.; brothers Steve S., Henry S. and Lawrence S. Higa; sisters Teruko Higa, Shizue Petrovich, Nancy Otani, Sumiye Kobashigawa and Shirley Moromisato; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Montgomery Tavares
Jan. 31, 2012
Montgomery Tavares, 52, of Waianae died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by the mother of his children, Sharlene Sotelo; sons Keaupuni Tavares, and Shannon and Joseph Sotelo; brother Daniel K.; sisters Haunani Tavares and Murtie Ross; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pokai Bay Beach. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Kim Hung Wong
Jan. 24, 2012
Kim Hung Wong, 90, of Mililani died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Lillian Mang, Rose Espiritu and Betty Loo; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Elsie Sakae Yoshimatsu
Jan. 26, 2012
Elsie Sakae Yoshimatsu, 88, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired civil service clerk for the Department of the Army, died at home. She was born in Waimea. She is survived by brother Kenneth and sisters Kiyome Yoshimatsu, Akiko Hanano and Rose Markey. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.






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