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Obituaries

For Sunday, March 25, 2012


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Linda K. Arinaga
March 6, 2012
Linda K. Arinaga, 68, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by parents Robert and Ayano, brother Dennis and sisters Arleen Arinaga and Shelley Ota. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Honpa Hongwanji, 1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Arnold Branco
March 18, 2012
Arnold Branco, 78, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation heavy-equipment operator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Patricia P. "Pat"; daughters Debra Tejada, Donna Pacheco and Daylynn Branco-Kyles; brothers Joseph and Alfred Alameida; sisters Alice Obina and Lovina Carvalho; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire.

Freddie Cervo Dait
March 11, 2012
Freddie Cervo Dait, 61, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Florenda A.; sons Marino, Edgar, Tirso, Nolie and Tulie; daughter Sally; mother Louisa C.; brothers Rey C., Danny and Albert; sisters Luzviminda Abes, Clarita Agaloos and Fredes Paul; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Helen Antoque Dupio
Feb. 22, 2012
Helen Antoque "Helena" Dupio, 79, of Kapolei, a retired Princess Kaiulani Hotel housekeeper, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Alfredo and Rodney Alesna, and Lawton and Stanford Dupio; daughters Gloria Fernandez, Helene Chadwell and Helen Antoque; brother Benancio Antoque; hanai sister Jane Johnson; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services at noon. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Charles Henry Ferreira Sr.
March 17, 2012
Charles Henry Ferreira Sr., 87, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Maui County landfill operator, employee at Maui Land & Pineapple Co. in Haliimaile and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Hamapoko, Maui. He is survived by wife Mary E., son Charles Jr., daughters Helen Souza and Eva Balagso, brother Arthur, sister Natalie Cordeiro and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, Makawao. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial at noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Theresa Martha Haia
March 17, 2012
Theresa Martha Haia, 69, of Kailua, an accountant for Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons George, Allen and Steven; daughters Cheryl and Cheyanne; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. John Vianney, Kailua. Eulogy and services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Katherine Puamelia Hose
March 19, 2012
Katherine Puamelia Hose, 73, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in Honokua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Harry, Thomas, Alex, Edmund, Charles and Roland; daughters Nancy and Lucy Hose, Mildred Graham, Carlita Malapit and Lydia Lopez; stepbrothers Raymond, Herman and Thomas Kuanoni; 25 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation and services: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Honaunau. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Samuel Richard Hurwitz
March 15, 2012
Samuel Richard Hurwitz, 59, of Honolulu and Pago Pago, American Samoa, an artist and photographer, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in California. He is survived by brother Mark E. and sister Bonnie Shershow. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Moanalua Mortuary.

Gwendolyn Kaaua
March 10, 2012
Gwendolyn Kaaua, also known as "Poopsie" and "Kaili," 64, of Kailua, a Hilton Waikoloa Village general cashier and clerk at the Hawaiian Homestead Hilo office, died in Kailua. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by sons Arthur N. Jr., Kalani and Kamaka Mahoe, and Tyson K. and Blue Kaaua; brothers John, Paul Jr. and Harlon Dean, and Herb Panoke; sisters Winifred Hodges and GemeyPearl Sebarre; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at 5505 Kalanianaole Highway. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Joseph Kalei Keohohou
Feb. 26, 2012
Joseph Kalei "Uncle Joe" Keohohou, 77, of Waimanalo, a retired Del Monte lead mechanic, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ella K.; sons Gary and Dennis; daughters Jodith Kauila, Lisa Keohohou and Sherri Neves; brothers Danny and Wesley Keohohou, and William "Boo Boo," Dennis "Choo Choo," Richard "Ricky" and Donald Meinel; sisters Linda Lewis and Noana Hiapo; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo Ward. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Patricia D. Kim
Feb. 22, 2012
Patricia D. "Pat" Kim, 78, of Pearl City died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Kansas City, Mo. She is survived by sons Michael "Mike" Cho and David Kim; daughters Dannette "Dani" Heu, Valerie "Val" Butcher, Theresa Cho-Auwae and Kathleen "Cho" Paiva; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Charles Kamohalii Lee
March 7, 2012
Charles Kamohalii Lee, 83, of Lakewood, Wash., formerly of Honolulu, a retired J.C. Penney and Army Exchange employee and a retired Army sergeant first class who served during the Vietnam War, died in Lakewood. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Edith L.; sons John and Leslie Lee, Mitchell and Rodney Au, and Elliott and James Surratt; daughters Maria and Terry Ann Lee, Charlene Nelson, Lynn Cooksey and Karen Neilsen; brother Sam W.; 46 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

James Sunao Otani
March 8, 2012
James Sunao Otani, 66, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Electric Light Co. engineering planner, an Army Reserve member and Air National Guard retiree, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife JoAnne S., son Alden, daughter Kristi Bisel, brothers Mel and Peter, sister Peggy Ota and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Lawrence Kaihiihikapuokalani Rodrigues
March 17, 2012
Lawrence Kaihiihikapuokalani "Boyce" Rodrigues, 78, of Honolulu, an entertainer and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by hanai son Ric Groenendal, brother John J.I. and sister Katherine N. Rapozo. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Mary Kaili Smith
March 7, 2012
Mary Kaili Smith, 78, of Maunawili, a retired state Department of Health licensed practical nurse, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alexander "Sandy," sons Kraig and Brett, daughter Shari Ann, sisters Antoinette Makanoa and Ida Woolsey, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe 2nd ward, Waikalua chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Hai-Yen Pan Tsao
March 19, 2012
Hai-Yen Pan Tsao, 62, of Honolulu, a retired Good Luck Chinese Restaurant cook, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Taiwan. She is survived by husband Andy M.; son Tony; daughter Susan; mother Chueh Hsu Pan; brothers Chiao-Jen, Chia-Ling and Chiao-Wen Pan; sisters Hai-Fong, Hai-Long, Hai-Ying, Hai-Chu, Hai-Ming and Yueh-Ming Pan; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. April 2 at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Abel Ventura Jr.
March 18, 2012
Abel Ventura Jr., 58, of Wailuku died in Wailuku. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by son Jason Gomez, mother Isabel B., brother Michael, sister Linda J. Rulona and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Eulogy: 11 a.m. Services to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Edwin Charles Wilson Sr.
March 16, 2012
Edwin Charles Wilson Sr., 89, of Kailua, a Sears Service Center retiree and an Army veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Adeline, son Edwin Jr., hanai daughter Edwina Vanvooren, sister Edna Rennoe, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.






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