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Obituaries

For Tuesday, February 28, 2012


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JohnR.Cavaco Sr.
Feb. 3, 2012
John R.Cavaco Sr., 71, of Kailua, a retired heavy equipment operator with the Operating Engineers Local 3, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kathleen "Kathi"; son John "John-boy" Jr.; daughters Ann Gonsalves, Corey Huihui and Malia Peters; hanai son William Brown; brothers Darrell "Nicky" Cavaco, Charlie and Wayne Wills and David Tagupa; sisters Leota Souza, Alberta Sanders, Elizabeth "Betty" Duarte, Marnette Acfalle, Louise Lee and May L. Poi; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. March 24 at Kailua Beach Park pavilion, near boat ramp. Scattering of ashes to follow. Online condolences: www. hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Jocelyn Kehaunani Celebrado
Feb. 13, 2012
Jocelyn Kehaunani Celebrado, 54, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Todd So-noda; son Alika; daughters Mihana and Kawehi; mother Mary D. Wong; brothers Gary, Glenn, Darryl and Mendel; and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Charles George Corenevsky
Feb. 15, 2012
Charles George Corenevsky, 48, of Kailua, a scuba specialty instructor and rescue diver, died inCastle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Inez L., sisters Inez H. and Iris, and grandmother Ezilda Lizama. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Kailua. Mass: 10 a.m. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. at Kailua Beach Park, near boat ramp. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Anthony's Outreach Program. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Louis James DeRego Sr.
Jan. 12, 2012
Louis James DeRego Sr., 95, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. supervisor and C. Brewer Sugar Co. employee, died in Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. He was born in Haina, Hawaii. He is survived by son Louis "Red" Jr., daughter Wendylee Pomeroy, brothers Alec and Amos Botelho, seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Debra Haunani Dias
Feb. 4, 2012
Debra Haunani Dias, 57, of Aiea died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Darrell Robello; daughter Candace Chambers; mother Lani; brother Billy; sisters Steph Sandoval, Maile Okuma and SharonPetrulo; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Thomas M. Iwata
Feb. 16, 2012
Thomas M. Iwata, 96, of Aiea, a Hickam Air Force Base construction estimator, died. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Alan and Bryan, daughter Caran, brother Jerry, sisters Carol Yanagihara and Michie Uyeno, caregivers Bernadette and Firme family, five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

George Anthony Kamenides
Feb. 22, 2012
George Anthony Kamenides, 51, of Kapaa, Kauai, formerly of Maui, proprietor of George Kamenides Interiors, died at home. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by brother Charles and sisters Deni Gradwohl and Grace Kamenides. Celebration of life: noon Thursday at Kalapaki Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Loose flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Kauai Humane Society.

Miles Yoshio Kaneshiro
Jan. 27, 2012
Miles Yoshio Kaneshiro, 49, of Pearl City, a civilian employee at Camp Smith, died inWahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yoko, parents Paul and Jeannette, brother Brett and sister Paula Nakasone. Private services.

Merrill Susumu Kanna
Feb. 24, 2012
Merrill Susumu Kanna, 64, of Hilo, a retired caterer and Jamielee Salon employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sister June Kimura, hanai brothers Solomon Pakani and Tony Muna, and hanai sisters Lurline Rapoza, Myra Boteilho and Toni Kaipo. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Sheryl Anita Kim
Feb. 10, 2012
Sheryl Anita Kim, 46, of Ewa Beach, a bank loan closer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kansas. She is survived by husband Terrance R. Kim, son Thomas, daughters Malia and Krystti, father Juan A. Flores, brother Marco Flores, sisters Tonya Ponciano and Rita McDonald, and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu. com.

Hiroshi Kubota
Feb. 9, 2012
Hiroshi Kubota, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Equifax employee and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Fusako, daughter Karen Oroku, brother Mitsuru, sister Emiko Sugino and two grandchildren. Private services.

John Allen Llanes Sr.
Jan. 23, 2012
John Allen Llanes Sr., 73, of Keauhou Mauka, a self-employed boat captain and charter skipper, died at home. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Florence; sons John, Duane, Randy and Keoni; brothers David, Antone, Kenneth, Donald, Rudy,Victor,Ruben, Freddy and Gerrard; sisters Mary, Geralyn,Angela and Vanessa; and five grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Clubhouse, Honokohau Boat Harbor. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Vale Monte Maduli Jr.
Jan. 26, 2012
Vale Monte "Haole Boy" Maduli Jr., 42, of Aiea died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Shirley Dafang; sons Joshua Gallegos, Vance Dafang-Maduli and Vale Maduli III; daughter Natasha Dafang-Maduli; parents Vale Sr. and Vanda; brother Virgil; and sisters Vanessa Paracuelles, Valanda Maduli and Valeria Vidad. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Veronica Adalem Mariano
Feb. 13, 2012
Veronica Adalem Mariano, 59, of Honolulu, a nurse's aide at Leahi Hospital and Arcadia Retirement Residence, died in Honolulu. She was born in Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. She is survived by brothers Henry, Lawrence and Catalino Jr.; and sisters Salvacion Calixtro, Antonina Bersamin and Dolores Lamphere. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: noon. No flowers. Online condolences: www. hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

Ricardo Eulalio Medina Mauricio
Feb. 3, 2012
Ricardo Eulalio Medina Mauricio, 77, of Ewa Beach, a retired laborer with Hi-Way Transportation and Contracting Co., died in Aiea. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Milagros "Mia"; sons Melecio "Mel" Mauricio and Ricardo "Ricky" Paduit; daughters Nenita and Clarissa; stepson Oliver Laforteza; stepdaughters Michelle "Mai Mai" and Haydeelee "LaLa" Laforteza; sisters Encarnacion Mauricio, Valentina Mauricio-Santos and Maura Mauricio-Mandac; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial at a later date in Laoag City. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Edward F. Meyers
Dec. 2, 2011
Edward F. Meyers, 69, of Waialua, a retired North Shore Certified Tax owner, Navy civilian auditor and an Army Vietnam Special Forces Green Beret, died in Waialua. He was born in Buffalo,N.Y. He is survived by wife JoAnne H., parents Edward P. "Dutch" and Agnes, sons Eric and Troy, daughters Kristy Meyers and Tara Lee, and sisters Barbara Clary and Diane Buntich. Services to be held in June. Lei welcome.

Lynette Yoneko Monji
Jan. 22, 2012
Lynette Yoneko Monji, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Pathology Associates public relations employee, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Scott T., daughter Claire R. Oda, brother AlvinSato and two grandchildren. Private services.

Makena Asherah Manuia Morgado
Jan. 30, 2012
Makena Asherah Manuia Morgado, infant daughter of Abraham and Michele Morgado of Waianae, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brother Asher, sister Malachi and grandmothers Tomasa Morgado and Cecilia Meletia. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

Lee-Ann M. Niles
Feb. 15, 2012
Lee-Ann M. "Pepi" Niles, 60, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Salinas, Calif. She is survived by son Jonathan Marte, sisters Julia Marte and Darlene Holman, and a grandchild. Private services.

Bette Louise O'Donnell
Feb. 16, 2012
Bette Louise O'Donnell, 88, of Poipu, Kauai, a retired real estate agent, died at home. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by daughters Carol and Gayle O'Donnell and Jean Craig, five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Celebration of life:3 p.m. Saturday at the O'Donnell residence in Poipu.

Dennis Horishi Oseto
Jan. 12, 2012
Dennis Horishi Oseto, 64, of Honolulu, a Servco Pacificsalesman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Elaine Ishikawa. Private services.

Albert Racindo Regidor
Feb. 11, 2012
Albert Racindo Regidor, 71, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Honolulu Gas Co. safety training supervisor, Hamakua Sugar Co. employee and Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Stella, son Nathan, daughter Natalie, brothers Moke and Earl, sisters Mary Lee and Ilima Fujimoto, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

Henry Jacinto Rezentes
Feb. 17, 2012
Henry Jacinto Rezentes, 91, of Hilo, a carpenter, painter, former maintenance mechanic for Flintkote Co. and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ahualoa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Harvey and Rodney, daughter Carol, brother Morris, sister Nellie Vierra, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services to be held in July.

Rose M. Rodrigues
Feb. 9, 2012
Rose M. Rodrigues, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son John, daughter Geri Kahue, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation:9:30 a.m. March 6 at the mortuary. Services:noon. Burial:12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Itsue Matsuoka Saiki
Jan. 20, 2012
Itsue Matsuoka Saiki, 88, of Honolulu died at home.She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wayne K., Lyle T. and Ryan H.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Alvin M. Sako
Feb. 19, 2012
Alvin M. Sako, 69, of Omao, Kauai, a retired accountant, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by mother Kiyoko and brother Lloyd. Private services.

George Sasaki
Jan. 11, 2012
George Sasaki, 69, of Aiea died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Timothy and Jordan, daughters Holly and Amber, sister Diane Moore and a grandchild. Private services.

Shirley Momiji Sugihara
Feb. 18, 2012
Shirley Momiji Sugihara, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alan B. and Tyler K.; daughters Susan J. Ebertz, Cara T. Sugihara and Donna L. Won; brother Takumi Izuno; sister Carolyn K. Yokoyama; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Senipisi Langi Takapautolo
Feb. 9, 2012
Senipisi Langi Takapautolo, 54, of Honolulu, a construction employee, died at home. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Pakiti; sons Maafu, Joseph, Senipisi Jr., Damien and John; daughter Vika K. Milo; mother Akanate Kavaliku; brothers Etuate, Wasi, Keiopalu, Tauaalo, Tanuvasa and Vaisingano Kavaliku; sisters Siale Kuli and Kesala Kavaliku; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Waikiki. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Sachiko Tamaru
Feb. 22, 2012
Sachiko Tamaru, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Marukai Corp. office manager, died at home. She was born in Oobatake, Yamaguchi-ken, Japan. She is survived by husband Yukio, sons Robert S. and Richard H., daughter Ethel T. Nomura, sister Hiroko Koazaki and six grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

William Thomas Tannahill
Jan. 26, 2012
William Thomas "Mike" Tannahill, 87, of Pearl City died in Aiea. He was born in Pawhuska, Okla. He is survived by wife Elaine; sons Edward, Richard and Michael; daughter April Easter; brother Abe; caregiver Cheryl Murakami; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Koichi Uyehara
Jan. 31, 2012
Koichi "Maui" Uyehara, 91, of Ewa Beach, a retired Ewa Sugar Plantation painter, died in Honolulu. He was born on Okinawa. He is survived by sons Logan and Ted, daughter Ann and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Cirila Gabor Valdez
Feb. 17, 2012
Cirila Gabor "Elen" Valdez, 83, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in San Nicolas, Candon City, Philippines. She is survived by husband Elpidio P. "Pidiong"; sons Reno G., Virjilio G., Liberato G., Leonardo G., Robert G., Nicolas G., Elpidio G. Jr. and Thunder Racky G.; daughters Erlinda G. Valdez, Milagros G. Ayala, Florence G. Bangi, Rose Marie G. Gabriel and Jenny R. Dash; 32 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Lorreta Elaine Mokihana Pratt Victor
Feb. 16, 2012
Lorreta Elaine Mokihana Pratt Victor, 90, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Zippy's Waimalu cook, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons George Thomas, and Wayne and Nathan Victor; daughters Jerriann Iboshi, Marilyn Wong, Gloria Denny, Susan Hashimoto and Sharon Miyasato; brother Gordon Wittrock; 22 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2055 Kamehameha IV Road. Services: 2:30 p.m. Formal attire. No flowers.

Ronald Tsutomu Yamada
Feb. 14, 2012
Ronald Tsutomu Yamada, 86, of Pearl City, a retired Honolulu Fire Department captain and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Alice; sons Gary and Dennis; daughters Gailyn Kuni, Janice Medeiros and Coleen Chur; brother Tom; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Doris Kotake Yoshikami
Jan. 28, 2012
Doris Kotake Yoshikami, 98, of Aiea, a retired vice principal at Fern Elementary School, died. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Rodney S.; daughter Marsha Yoshikami Azuma; brother Mamoru Kotake; sisters Tomie Yoshikami, Ai Seiki and Janet Murakami; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

Grace Chiseko Young
Feb. 9, 2012
Grace Chiseko Young, 89, of Bellingham, Wash., a retired YWCA youth program director in New Bedford, Mass., died. She was born in Kahaluu. She is survived by brothers George and Frank Ginoza, and sisters Jean Dumphy and June Yoon. No services. No flowers.

Frederick Kwan Ew Yuen
Jan. 14, 2012
Frederick Kwan Ew Yuen, 88, of Kaneohe, retired owner of Honolulu Bag Supply and Army veteran, died inCastle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Thelma, son Greg and sister Euginia Young. Private services.






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