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Obituaries

For Thursday, March 8, 2012


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LAST UPDATED: 01:52 a.m. HST, Mar 08, 2012



Robert Yutaka Abe
Feb. 24, 2012
Robert Yutaka Abe, 81, of Wahiawa, a retired U.S. Department of Defense teacher, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by daughter Kari K.; brothers Hiroshi, Kiyoshi and Iwao; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Darnell Leialoha Aweau
Feb. 5, 2012
Darnell Leialoha "Joel" Aweau, 47, of Dallas died in Dallas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by aunts Luella Hug and Marietta Kaeo. Services: 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Elizabeth Agnes Boyne
Feb. 14, 2012
Elizabeth Agnes "Betty" Boyne, 87, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by son Jack E.; daughter Tricia Hoo; brothers Charlie, Warren, Jack, Louis Jr. and Mickey; sisters Patty, Kay and Mary; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann's Kaneohe. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Shigeko Izumo Chang
Feb. 24, 2012
Shigeko Izumo "Shigi" Chang, 88, of Kailua-Kona, a retired public health nurse, retired director of Hilo Hospital Home Health Services and retired executive director at Hospice of Hilo, died in Kailua-Kona. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Larry and Paul; brothers Tsutomo, Hiromu and Takashi Izumo; and three grandchildren. No services.

Marcelino Jaquias
Feb. 25, 2012
Marcelino Jaquias, 56, of Hilo, formerly of Lihue, a construction worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Anthony; daughters Jodelle Alba and Deslynn Jaquias; brothers Abraham, Lorenzo and Richard; sisters Teresita Jaquias, Carmelita Mulvaney and Priscilla Alalem; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Bertha C.M. Kam
Feb. 21, 2012
Bertha C.M. Kam, 86, of Pearl City died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Harold L., sons Leslie and Curtis, daughters Roberta Ching and Ramona Fujimoto, brother Ten Yong Ching, sister Ah How Ching, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Joey Ray Shinichi Kamei
Feb. 17, 2012
Joey Ray Shinichi Kamei, 44, of Pahala, Hawaii, a graphic designer, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by parents Raymond and Felicing, brother Callan, sister Pamela and grandparent Kinue. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Norma Hanako Kang
Feb. 21, 2012
Norma Hanako Kang, 94, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Eugene, James and Jerry; daughters Eleanor Raneses, Naomi Nojima, Nanette Souza and Evelyn Chung; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

David Melvin Keaweehu III
March 2, 2012
David Melvin Keaweehu III, 36, of Waimanalo died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kamakani and Kaleikaumaka, daughter Kamalani, father David M. Jr., mother Charlene A. and sister Kuuipo Wills. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Sung Ok Kim
Feb. 8, 2012
Sung Ok Kim, 82, of Honolulu, a retiree from McDonald's restaurant at Discovery Bay in Waikiki, died in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

Yeon Koo Kim
March 4, 2012
Yeon Koo Kim, 93, of Honolulu, a retired barbershop owner and former employee at Hyatt Regency Hotel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Chonnam province, Korea. He is survived by wife Haeng Ye; sons Song Mo, Choon Mo and Seung Mo; daughter Janet Choi; a sister; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Pius X Church, 2821 Lowrey Ave., Honolulu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Yung Heong Lam
Feb. 29, 2012
Yung Heong Lam, 80, of Pearl City, a retired chef, died in Kailua. He was born in Chung Shan County, Guangdong province, China. He is survived by wife Yuk Tao; sons Michael, James and William; daughters Diana Chen and Cheryl Lam; brother Yung Chiu; sisters Yung Cai Huang and Alice Ng; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Felipe Manloloyo
Feb. 29, 2012
Felipe Manloloyo, 85, of Waipahu, a retired bus driver, security guard and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by brother John and sisters Aurelia Costanios and Honorata Pagdilao. Private services.

Nadine Rose McGrew
March 1, 2012
Nadine Rose McGrew, 86, of Kaneohe, a Bank of Hawaii teller, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Eugene, Ore. She is survived by husband Wallace, son Stephen, daughters Kathleen and Leslie, brother Richard Kremmel, sister Shirley Norris, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Kaneohe. Mass: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Nadine McGrew Scholarship, c/o St. Ann's School, 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Fannie Tom Meyer
Feb. 13, 2012
Fannie Tom Meyer, 94, of Kailua died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Keith and Francis; daughters Marialani Medlock and Roxanne Hastie; brothers Alvin and William Tom; sisters Betty Perreira, Evelyn Kamiyama and Diana Reeves; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lillian Haruko Miyasaki Miyashiro
Feb. 16, 2012
Lillian Haruko Miyasaki Miyashiro, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Manoa Senior Home. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by son Greg; daughters Suzanne Yamashita, Joyce Charles, Vicki Brooks and Jill Thaimann; brother Hidemi Miyasaki; sisters Kikue Gushiken, Katsuyo Inafuku, Wakayo Fukumoto and Yuriko Sakai; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

George T. Nakamura
Feb. 20, 2012
George T. "Joe" Nakamura, 85, of Honolulu, a retired attorney, judge, real estate developer and an Army veteran, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Klarice H., sons Neil and Craig, sister Helen, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon.

Gladys Riyoko Nanamori
Feb. 14, 2012
Gladys Riyoko Nanamori, 87, of Honolulu, a retiree from Sheraton Kaluakoi Resort on Molokai, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wesley and Glenn, daughters Norene Lee and Ann Nanamori, sisters Leone Tomisato and Violet Yanagihara, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Tony R. Ojera
March 1, 2012
Tony R. Ojera, 72, of Honolulu, a retired casino manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Kelii and brother Wayne Wilfong. Private services.

Helen Masako Oshiro
Feb. 27, 2012
Helen Masako Oshiro, 94, of Pearl City, a St. Francis Medical Center laundry room retiree, died. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Royal T.; daughters Eleanor Sunabe, Elaine Hotori, Florence Miyashiro and Frances Nakamura; brother Kosei Miyashiro; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hilarion Palacol
March 5, 2012
Hilarion Palacol, 96, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired tractor operator at the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in San Ildelfonso, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Edmundo and Renato, hanai daughter Delores Hagland, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Mass: 2:30 p.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ralph Rodrigues
Feb. 29, 2012
Ralph "Lelo" Rodrigues, 90, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. heavy-equipment operator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lillian M.; sons Ray Filkins and Dennis Eblacas; daughters Orlana Long, Brenda Nunez and Barbara Stremski; sisters Hattie Rodrigues and Lillian Roark; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

Judith Elaine Rosen
March 4, 2012
Judith Elaine "Judie" Rosen, 71, of Honolulu died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by husband Sidney M. "Sid," sons David B. Rosen and Corey Rosenlee, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Temple Emanu-El. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Adult Friends for Youth.

Ernest Yoshiharu Sakamoto
Feb. 4, 2012
Ernest Yoshiharu Sakamoto, 85, of Honolulu, a retired planner and estimator at Submarine Base Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by son Eric R., daughter Merle E. Loui-Sakamoto, sister Grace Tsukamoto and four grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Tokuko Tagami
March 4, 2012
Tokuko Tagami, 90, of Hilo, a former nurse at a doctor's office in Hilo, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Mark and Guy; brothers Fukuo and James H. Nakai; sisters Tomiko Yoshimura, Fujiko "Fudge" Dochin and Elaine A. Sensui; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 9:30 a.m. Urn committal services and burial at noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Hilo. Casual attire. No flowers.

Song Ok Yee
Feb. 25, 2012
Song Ok Yee, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Kum Kang San, North Korea. She is survived by son Vincent; daughters Melissa Erickson, Dana Yee and Theresa Maielua; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.






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