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Obituaries

For Monday, March 5, 2012


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John R. Aguiar Jr.
Feb. 19, 2012
John R. Aguiar Jr., 82, of Kapolei, an MTL Inc. (TheBus) maintenance department employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons John, Ralph and Allen; daughter Charline; stepdaughters Karen Teramoto, Gail Miyagi, Merle Inouye, Leona Shimizu and Lynette Fukumoto; brother Glenn; and sisters Angeline Calasa, Francis Racquedan and Mildred Cataluna. Private services.

Timothy Paul Alencastre
Feb. 6, 2012
TimothyPaul Alencastre, 52, of Volcano, formerly of Kailua, a Hawaii Army National Guard master sergeant and an aircraft mechanic supervisor for Army Aviation Support FacilityNo. 2, died in Halape, Kau. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by sons Ikaika and Ka‘imipono, daughter Ua Alencastre-Galimba; brother Melvin; sister Laura Motu‘apuaka and Makalapua Alencastre; and fiancee Jodi Kennedy. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services:11 a.m. Scattering of ashes:1 p.m. March 12 at Kailua Bay. Aloha attire. Lei welcome.

Bryan James Cudal Alfaro
Feb. 11, 2012
Bryan James Cudal Alfaro, 16, of Wahiawa, a Leilehua High School student, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Larry Alfaro and Rosalinda "Sally" Cudal Alfaro, and sisters Tiffany C. and Lyla C. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Yin Choy Wong Cheng
Feb. 19, 2012
Yin Choy Wong Cheng, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by daughter Rui Lian Huang and two grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Wonderlynn Leimamo Ching
Feb. 14, 2012
Wonderlynn Leimamo Ching, 60, of Pearl City died. She was born in Kona. She is survived by fiance Warren Fong; son David; daughter Darlynn; mother Violet Bishop; brother Eugene Cho; sisters Nora, Donna-Faye and Lily; grandparent Lily Bush; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:10 a.m. Sunday at Keehi Lagoon Veterans Hall. Services:11:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Angus Ioane Chong Sr.
Feb. 26, 2012
Angus Ioane "Gus" Chong Sr., 71, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired assistant chef at King Kamehameha Hotel and city bus driver at Laupahoehoe Transportation, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua care facility, Honokaa. He was born in Honokaa. He is survived by sons Angus Jr., Alston and Aaron; daughter Renolyn "Kaleo" Fuller; sisters Ethel Andrade, Myrna Featheran and Deanna Luahiwa; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

William R. Coops
Feb. 26, 2012
William R. "Bill" Coops, 79, of Honolulu, former director of administration for the Research Corp. of the University of Hawaii, interim managing director of the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii and Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park, and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Carol, brother James H. and sister Judith L. Lessard. No services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka St., Suite 101, Honolulu, HI 96814. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Adelaide Medeiros Costa-Strunk
Feb. 27, 2012
Adelaide Medeiros "Addie"Costa-Strunk, 79, of Hilo, a retired housekeeper, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo,Hawaii. She is survived by sons Clifford and Abel Costa; daughter Mary Gacusana; sisters Dorothy Farias, Genevieve Badua and Violet DeMotta; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass:10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Nelson Dan Foster
Feb. 28, 2012
Nelson Dan Foster, 49, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Social Security Administration service representative, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlotte, mother Barbara and brothers Kelvin, Melvin and Bruce. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Urn committal services: 11 a.m. Friday at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire.

Donald Yoshio Fujioka
Feb. 17, 2012
Donald Yoshio Fujioka, 67, of Aiea, a retired Bell & Howell Co. field engineer and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsie K., son Brian K., daughter SherryC., brother George I. and sisters Amy K. Mishina and Grace T. Magsayo.Visitation:5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Daniel Gouveia
Feb. 26, 2012
Daniel Gouveia, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Board of Water Supply heavy equipment operator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsie, daughters Bobbie Ma and Sharon Bowman, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Gladys Shizue Harada
Feb. 23, 2012
Gladys Shizue Harada, 99, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Eugene M.; daughters Edean A. Iwanaga, Suzanne E. Kim and Gaye K. Dunphy; brother Robert Tsuda; sisters Jane Cook, Ellen Iwasaki and Esther Mito; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Eleanor Fumi Horiuchi
Feb. 25, 2012
Eleanor Fumi Horiuchi, 94, of Honolulu, a former school cafeteria manager and retired Church of the Crossroads maintenance worker, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Captain Cook, Hawaii. She is survived by sons David M., Paul T. and IsaacN.; brother HideoUchida; sister Fusae Takahara; a grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Honolulu ChristianChurch. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Grace Hanako Ishikawa
Feb. 12, 2012
Grace Hanako Ishikawa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired dietary aide at the Queen's Medical Center, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Frank T.; sons Kenneth K. and Walter T.; sisters Bessie Fujihara, Mae Hiraoka, Sharon Ishikawa and Maile Takane; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Reynold Mitoshi Kaetsu
Feb. 21, 2012
Reynold Mitoshi Kaetsu, 70, of Hilo, a retired Eagle Distributors truck driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Cynthia, son Reynold M., daughter Dr. Raechel Torres, brothers Elmer Yada and Melvin Kaetsu, sisters Florence Kitamura and Elaine Yano and two grandchildren. Services pending.

Richard W.O. Kam
Feb. 29, 2012
Richard W.O. Kam, 86, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retiree and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Annie; daughter Carolyn Lee; brother Harold; sisters Lizzie Yee, Hazel Ahlfield and Alice Chong; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lydia Ok Soon Kim
Feb. 17, 2012
Lydia Ok Soon Kim, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Government Employees Association office clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Wendy K. Messier, Jolene Kim, Deborah Kaneshiro and Leslie Piiohia; brother Henry S.T.; sister Katherine S. Minn.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Wallace S.M. Kim
Feb. 19, 2012
Wallace S.M. Kim, 87, of Waipahu, a retired city electrical inspector, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by daughters Claire S. Rodrigues, Pamela C. Umeda, Wendale S.M. "Wendy" Imamura and Paula J. Yonezawa; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Masatoshi Mitani
Feb. 25, 2012
Masatoshi "Masa" Mitani, 89, of Aiea, a retired maintenance mechanic for the state Department of Transportation Airports Division and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sumie, sons Marvin M. and Kent T., five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Ronald Keliiokalani Otholt
Feb. 3, 2012
Ronald Keliiokalani Otholt, 52, of Ewa Beach died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Edna and Joseph Pedro, brother Joseph "Chad" Pedro and sisters Lucian Bond, Alyce Phillips, Crystal and Trudy Pedro and Tessie Anduha. Celebration of life:2 p.m. March 24 at Moanalua Mortuary. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

Eileen Carol Kort Pacheco
Feb. 15, 2012
Eileen Carol Kort Pacheco, 68, of Kapolei, a former employee at Waikiki Trader Corp., died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lawrence E. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Manuel Efrain Pachon
Feb. 26, 2012
Manuel Efrain Pachon, 77, of Kailua, an industrial technician, died in Kailua. He was born in Bogota, Colombia. He is survived by wife Maria G.; five children; sisters Ligia, Betty and Melida; and 12 grandchildren. Private services.

Elmyra Pualani Kekawa Pangorang
Feb. 6, 2012
Elmyra Pualani Kekawa "Grandma" Pangorang, 71, of Waianae died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Phillippi; sons Steven and Kevin; daughters Mary Ann Johnson, Shirley Ann Curtis, Kristine Pangorang and Arlene Avilla; brothers Joseph, James, William and Clifford Kekawa; sisters Ella Barret and Audrey Johnekin; 26 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Nanakuli Door of Faith Mission, 89-142 Haleakala Ave., Waianae. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Sadako Higa Rondon
Feb. 21, 2012
Sadako Higa "Ruby" Rondon, 90, of Aiea, a retired Kalihi Palama Library aide, died in Wahiawa Long Term Care. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by sons Manuel Rivas Jr. and Fred "Willie"Rondon, daughters Mary Pacrem and Hazel Izumi, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial:3 p.m. at HawaiianMemorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Jun Saito
June 26, 2012
Jun Saito, 64, of Honolulu, a retired T&B Gift Shop salesperson, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born inTokyo. He is survived by wife Sakiyo; stepsons Robert Jr., Stephen and James Barber; stepdaughters ChristineMcFall, Cheryl Griep, Jean Baptiste and Barbara Devinney; brothers Shiro and Masayuki; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation:noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:1 p.m. Casual attire.

Lambert Y. Sakai
Feb. 19, 2012
Lambert Y. Sakai, 50, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Traci; son Lambert R.; stepson Dane U. Matsuda; stepdaughters Lynette Yoneshige, Aspen Costanios and Joseline Holmgren; parents Daniel and Tomiko; brother Wesley; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at New Hope- Leeward, 94-050 Farrington Highway. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes at noon Saturday at Ewa Beach Park (Hau Bush). Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Steven Sakamaki
Feb. 28, 2012
Steven Sakamaki, 66, of Honolulu, a certified public accountant for Shigemura & Sakamaki CPAs and an Army veteran who served in Vietnam, died in Straub Clinic &Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Judy L., son Charles E. II, daughter Victoria L., brother David J. and three grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Saturday at Waiokeola Congregational Church. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Charlotte Kazuko Sasaki
Jan. 30, 2012
Charlotte Kazuko Sasaki, 74, of Aiea died in Seattle. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Fred, son Dwayne, daughter Michelle and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Anne Kathleen Shine
Feb. 22, 2012
Anne Kathleen Shine, 90, of Honolulu, a teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by son Frederick J. III, daughter Kathleen A., brother James Medeiros, sister Phyllis Stranske, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Marie Spencer
Feb. 8, 2012
Marie Spencer, 85, of Haleiwa, a Pohai Nani Retirement Community retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Daniel Rellez and Sidney Spencer; daughters Gloria O. Young, Marilyn Sanchez, Cindy Plemer and Debra Spencer; brothers James and Michael Rellez; 21 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Richard Takeo Sugiyama
Feb. 13, 2012
Richard Takeo "Take" Sugiyama, 94, of Kailua, a retired auto parts salesman for Kapiolani Motors, Schuman Carriage and Mike Salta Pontiac and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Kailua.He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Teruko "Teru" and son Richard Tadao. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Kimie Sako Takahashi
Feb. 17, 2012
Kimie Sako Takahashi, 81, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher at Kalihi Kai Elementary School, died. She was born in Paukaa-Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by sons NylenH. and Miles Y., daughter Lori C. Mew and two grandchildren. Private services.

Ralph Tamm
Jan. 25, 2012
Ralph Tamm, 88, of Lihue, a retired aerospace mechanical engineer and Navy aviator who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by sons Richard Hipsack and Bradley Tamm, daughter Charlene Tamm Barnes, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private celebration of life.

Isami Tsukamoto
Feb. 20, 2012
Isami Tsukamoto, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Straub Clinic & Hospital employee, died at home. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Haruye; sons Randy I. and GaryH.; daughters Kathy R. Strack and Lisa S. Furuya; sisters Barbara Y. Ogawa, Florence H. Saiki and Joyce S. Van Doren; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Masayuki Uyemura
Feb. 10, 2012
Masayuki Uyemura, 94, of Honolulu, a retired warehouseman and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kaapahu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Etsuko and son Alan. Private services.

Clyde G.W. Wong
Feb. 3, 2012
Clyde G.W. Wong, 87, of Honolulu, a retiredPearl Harbor Naval Shipyard engineer technician and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife BeverlyS.W., son Timothy I.Q., daughter Gwendolyn W. Isokane, sister Violet Kipu and two grandchildren. Private services.

Jean Yamamoto
Feb. 26, 2012
Jean "Jonsie" Yamamoto, 80, of Pearl City, formerly of Paia, Maui, a retired Department of the Navy library technician and retired Pali Momi Medical Center medical records clerk, died. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by husband Eugene, sons Loren and Chris, brothers Clinton and Spencer Shiraishi, sisters Alice Ching and Jane Festerling and three grandchildren. No services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Theodore Yoshimura
Jan. 30, 2012
Theodore Yoshimura, 97, of Waipahu, a self-employed caterer, died in Honolulu. He was born inHonaunau, Hawaii. He is survived by son Robert T., daughter Shirley Toth and Gwen Yoshikawa, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Katsue Yoshioka
Feb. 9, 2012
Katsue "Kay" Yoshioka, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Miyako-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. She is survived by daughters Mary Brown, Eileen Yoshioka and Carol Johnson and three grandchildren. Private celebration of life. No monetary offerings.






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