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Obituaries

Saturday, March 3, 2012


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Lawrence Kekiokalani Akamine
Dec. 20, 2011
Lawrence Kekiokalani Akamine, 79, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Steven and Shawn; daughters Jocelyn Inomata, Momi Anakalea and Rochelle Akamine; brother Leroy; sister Arletta Lomas; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

James Akiona Sr.
Feb. 19, 2012
James Akiona Sr., also known as "Jimmy" and "PiWai," 85, of Kailua-Kona, a retired lineman supervisor for Hilo Electric Light Co. and Hawaii Electric Light Co., died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons James Jr. and Harold Akiona, and John B. III and Duane Medeiros; daughters Sheri Wahinekapu, Teddy Akau, Jaymie Akiona and Neddie de Jesus; sisters Lenora Kaaukai and Eunice Seward; 24 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. March 17 at Makole‘a, the former Kona Lagoon Hotel in Kahaluu, Kona. Services: 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire. Flowers, lei welcome.

Hildur Adeena Bals
Feb. 26, 2012
Hildur Adeena Bals, 91, of Pahoa, Hawaii, an Avon representative, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Ironwood, Mich. She is survived by son Tony and two grandchildren. No services.

Joseph Hellia Berinobis
Feb. 15, 2012
Joseph Hellia Berinobis, also known as "J.B." and "Coach Pops," 80, a retired Matson Terminals senior superintendent of operations and Castle High School softball coach, died in Kailua. He was born in Kahaluu. He is survived by wife Juliana "Julie"; sons Jonathan, Joseph L. and Jason; daughters Joanna B. Cabalse and Josanna "Sani Girl" Berinobis; brothers Julian, Clifford, Tito, Samuel, Wade, Francis and Daniel Berinobis, and Joseph and Moris Pantastico; sisters Gladys Berinobis, Mililani D. Wallace, Jane Kihewa, Laverne Tangaro, Virginia Tamura and Diana Vandeloop; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at the mortuary. Casual attire. Online condolences at: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Amelia Louise Kalanikauho‘okahi Burgess
Feb. 9, 2012
Amelia Louise Kalanikauho‘okahi Burgess, 97, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Honolulu, an independent dressmaker and a Kona Banyan Court manager, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephews William L., Francis, Reynard and Randall Burgess, Rodney K. Burgess III and Kamana Seymour; nieces Ihilani B.C. Staton, Judith M. Burgess, Emily U.B. Matsumoto and Kaliko Chun; and caregiver Panana Alden. Visitation: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Kawaiaha‘o Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Reception to follow at Queen Emma Summer Palace. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. March 11 at Hulihee Palace, Kailua-Kona. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Daughters of Hawaii, 2913 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Frederick Sotelo Callejo Sr.
Feb. 6, 2012
Frederick Sotelo "Freddie" Callejo Sr., 85, of Waipahu, a Hi-Grade Plumbing retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Teresita M.; sons Fred Jr., Harold and Christopher; daughters Evangeline Stockbridge and Fredersita "Sita" Sales; sisters Clarita Palino and Rebecca Clubal; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Mary Magdalene Cambra
Feb. 16, 2012
Mary Magdalene Cambra, 83, of Honolulu, a retired teacher for private services, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Adam L.; sons Adam F. and John W.; daughters Rosalia Flores, Priscilla Burgess, Josephine Mundo, Theresa Hess, Christine Kauhi and Mary Medeiros-Strasbaugh; 24 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

May Lei Carreira
Feb. 14, 2012
May Lei Carreira, 82, of Hauula, a homemaker, died in Haleiwa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gerald and Wesley, daughters Bernadette Kalua and Sharon Souza, brother the Rev. Lyons Welch, 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Lan Hiang Char
Feb. 19, 2012
Lan Hiang Char, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Southeast Asian specialist and librarian at Hamilton Library, University of Hawaii, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is survived by husband Benjamin P.S., daughter Leonora, brother Swie In Tan and sisters Lily Lie and Nieke Gondokusomo. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 am. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Mildred Matsue Chung
Feb. 16, 2012
Mildred Matsue Chung, 92, of Kailua, a clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Ronald, daughter Ember Shinn and sister Jane Midori Watanabe. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

Clifford Earl Cuban
Feb. 5, 2012
Clifford Earl "Butch" Cuban, 68, of Makakilo, a former Sears Roebuck truck driver and former bus driver, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pearl N.; sons Clifton and Chad; daughter Shanley Conway; brothers Herbert, Daniel, Theodore and John; sister Jeannie Rose Kim; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers; lei welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

Vicente A. Delos Santos
Feb. 16, 2012
Vicente A. Delos Santos, 104, of Honolulu, a retired machinist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susana; sons Kazuo "Stanley," Robert T. and Nick; daughter Eunice Delos Santos Fields; sister Maria Lucas; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Walters Kalahiki Eli
Feb. 22, 2012
Walters Kalahiki Eli, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union representative and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rosalie, son Robert, daughters Arlene Miranda and Leona Low, stepsons Thomas and Paul Carney, stepdaughters Leonore Scotney and Sandra Maddess, sister Kamila Malterre, half brother Henry, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 1:30 p.m. Graveside services: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers.

Sadako Ishimaru
Feb. 19, 2012
Sadako Ishimaru, 82, of Waipahu, a former employee at Oahu Sugar Co., died in Waipahu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Brian; daughter Patti Nishida; brothers Akio, Haruki, George and Sadamu Tokita; sisters Jessie Minagawa and Blanche Shigeyasu; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Neilen Jacklik
Feb. 22, 2012
Neilen Jacklik, 81, of Honolulu, a waitress, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in the Marshall Islands. She is survived by daughters Joyce Labout, Irene, Eileen and Neisay Jorkan, Ranny and Roselynn Jacklik, Roserene Milne, Helentina Jonathan and Elisay Anderson; brothers Ichitaro, Harold and Taro Jacklik, and Panson and John Anni; sisters Ann Jacklik and Telje Anni; 64 grandchildren; and 115 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Thomas H. Lee
Feb. 21, 2012
Thomas H. Lee, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Matson Navigation Co. security officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hazel R.; sons Tommy, Ron and Cal; sisters Momi Cummings and Anita Evans; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private graveside services.

Melenaite Vailiki Maile
Feb. 24, 2012
Melenaite Vailiki "Mele" Maile, 86, of Kahuku, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Ha‘akio, Vava‘u, Tonga. She is survived by husband Sione, son Henele, brother Huni Ma‘u and sister Kesaia Nau. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahuku 3rd Tongan Ward, 56-589 Puuluana Place. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

Yoshie Nishikawa
Jan. 31, 2012
Yoshie "Violet" Nishikawa, 85, of Waialua died in Wahiawa. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Harry T., daughter Colleen Ahia and brother Nobuo Awa. Private services.

Valelia Paulo
Feb. 19, 2012
Valelia Paulo, 75, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Western Samoa. She is survived by sons Emani, Paulo, Kolio, Tosipale and Sagato; daughters Lia, Malia, Sosefina, Lotoi, Crystal, Telesia and Ulima; brother Sua; sister Sausoo Fofola; 48 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Services at noon. Burial to follow at Mililani Memorial Park.

Patricia Ann Reyes
Feb. 16, 2012
Patricia Ann Reyes, 67, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Dollar Rent-A-Car sales department retiree, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Brian, Blaine and Barrett; daughters Marlene and Roxanne Silva; brother Suki Silva; caregivers, grandson Justin "Kaipo" Rapozo and Nolemana "Kuulei" McFadden; 22 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. March 11 at Kapaa Neighborhood Center. Call Justin "Kaipo" Rapozo at 649-9324 or 639-4227 with any questions.






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