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Obituaries

For Wednesday, March 14, 2012


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Phoebe Whitney Aguiar
March 9, 2012
Phoebe Whitney Aguiar, 86, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired American Red Cross lab specialist, died at home. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Herbert P., Michael S. and Thomas J.; daughter Antonia A. Marcum; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Graveside committal services: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jimmy Martinez Bagasol
March 3, 2012
Jimmy Martinez Bagasol, 49, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Salinas, Calif. He is survived by mother Concepcion M. and brother William C. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Honolulu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Laurie Ann Meyer Ganer
Feb. 19, 2012
Laurie Ann Meyer Ganer, 44, of Waianae died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John K., son John K. Jr., daughters Geri-Lynn and Johna-Lynn Meyer-Ganer, mother Geraldine Meyer and brothers Herbert "Billy" and Gerald "Shigi" Meyer. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Rufus Hilton
Jan. 15, 2012
Rufus Hilton, 99, of Wahiawa, a retired Navy chief warrant officer, died in Kapolei. He was born in Crab Orchard, Ky. He is survived by sister Florence N. Rowlan. Private services.

Kathleen Kiyoko Iori
March 11, 2012
Kathleen Kiyoko Iori, 91, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sisters Susie Hodge, Aiko Abe, Sakae Loo and Natsuko Minami; and hanai brothers Tokucho and Thomas N. Ige. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. No flowers.

Kikuye Kadooka
March 2, 2012
Kikuye Kadooka, 91, of Honolulu and Kona, a retired co-owner and bookkeeper at Kadooka Nursery in Kona, died in Maluhia Long Term Care. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Pat and Chris, daughters Janice Uchida and Lorna Kadooka, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Buddhist services: 10 a.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Kona. Services: 11 a.m.

James Wilbert Keenan
March 11, 2012
James Wilbert Keenan, 93, of Honolulu, a hospital administrator, died in Kahala Nui. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Mary R.; sons James Keenan and Thomas, James and William Russell; daughters Deirdre Shoffner, Therese Keenan, Grace Ingrim and Elizabeth Hochberger; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life and Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Augustine's by the Sea in Waikiki. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Catholic Charities Hawaii.

George Saburo Kobashigawa
Dec. 23, 2011
George Saburo Kobashigawa, 74, of Castaic, Calif., a California state building engineer and an Air Force veteran, died in Castaic. He was born in Kahaluu. He is survived by hanai sons Hendrie, Bubba and Eric Javier, and Rafael Casas; sisters Sadie Tokumori and Ruth H. Asato; and 13 step-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services and inurnment to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Mitsue Kubota
Feb. 12, 2012
Mitsue Kubota, 92, of Kapaa, Kauai, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. She is survived by son Lance L., daughters Carol L. Kaona and June M. Onishi, brothers Kazunori and Paul Hiraoka, sister Sadami Erdman, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

William Kakalia Kupukaa
Feb. 29, 2012
William Kakalia Kupukaa, 58, of Kaneohe, a retired city heavy equipment automotive repairs supervisor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Grace M., sons Alan and Kakalia, daughter Michelle Kamanu, brother Peter Kealoha, sisters Isabella "Pinky" Texeira and Georgiamae "Ipo" Kamanu, and a grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Key Project Community Center, 47-200 Waihee Road, Kaneohe. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

Audrey Patricia Lee
March 2, 2012
Audrey Patricia Lee, 84, of Hilo, a retired waitress and homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by sons Alfred, Robert S.Y. Jr., Theodore and James D.; daughters Roberta Vea and Miriam Lee; brothers Santiago Jr., Theodore, Samson and Arnold Pereza; sister Irene Reubin; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Tadashi Matsukawa
Feb. 28, 2012
Tadashi "Tad" Matsukawa, 102, of Honolulu, an electrical engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Earl K.; daughters Gail M. Tamashiro, Joyce H. Aquino and Terry S. Amimoto; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Palolo Hongwanji. Casual attire. No flowers.

Satoru Matsuzaki
March 9, 2012
Satoru Matsuzaki, 81, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation truck driver and retired supervisor at Gray Line Co. in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou. He is survived by wife Sachiko; son Clay; daughters Cindy Fukuda and Randi Matsuzaki; brothers Tatsuo, Tadao, Yoshio and Mamoru; sister Sueko Omori; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Hooganji Mission, 457 Manono St. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Jean Yachiyo Jay Nakamura
March 2, 2012
Jean Yachiyo Jay Nakamura, 71, of Pearl City, a former Honolulu Plumbing secretary, Crown Sales office manager and sales associate at Macy's at Pearlridge Center, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jerrold Jay; brothers Ernest, Harry, Albert, Richard and Dennis; and sisters Flora Higuchi and Sharlene Hirayama. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

Virginia B. Pachico
March 8, 2012
Virginia B. "Lourdes" Pachico, 85, of Paia, Maui, a Maui Land & Pineapple Co. retiree, died. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Laudinio, Alfredo and Bartolome Jr.; daughters Carmelita Mayer, Gloria Fernandez, Mercy Lebag and Margie Pachico; brother Alberto Jose; sisters Fidela Luis and Victoria Jose; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Priscilla Palapala-Iokepa
Feb. 7, 2012
Priscilla "Lei" Palapala-Iokepa, 44, of Waianae died in Aiea. She was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. She is survived by husband Albert Iokepa Jr.; sons Albert III and Jonathan Iokepa; daughters Makaea Park, and Lysha and Sarah Iokepa; mother Pricilla Oana; sister Leolani Lee; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Barbers Point Lighthouse, next to Germaine's Luau. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kaylene Ilima Silva
March 6, 2012
Kaylene Ilima Silva, 52, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Harold F. Sr.; sons Earl Willett Jr. and Harold Silva Jr.; daughters Rose Nactor, Francesca and Laylene Willett, Loretta Lopes, Cheryl Puga, Sheylyn Botelho and Joslyn Silva; hanai daughter Chandra Keohuloa; brother Floyd Nactor; sisters Marcia "Mele" Cabalis, Evon Branco and Tricia "Nani" Keohuloa; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Christian Fellowship, 165 E. Kawili St., Suite B, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire.

Penny Lee Tavares
Feb. 26, 2012
Penny Lee Tavares, 44, of Waianae died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kyle, Dylan, Dakota, Keanu and Kainalu; daughter Tyonay; fiance Bertram Leopaldo; parents Norman Sr. and Edna; brothers Nathan and Norman Jr.; and sisters Laurie Tavares and Lody Switzer. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ewa Beach. Casual attire. No flowers.

Herman K.L. Wong
March 8, 2012
Herman K.L. Wong, 74, of Honolulu, a retired federal government civil engineer and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Amy A., daughter Linda Hayase, brothers Lawrence and James, sister Goldie Yamashige and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Road, Honolulu, HI 96817.






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