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Obituaries

For Saturday, March 31, 2012


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Max Gerald Botticelli
March 22, 2012
Max Gerald Botticelli, 80, of Honolulu, retired chief executive officer of University Health Alliance, will be remembered in private services. He was born in Fenton, Mich. He is survived by wife Alice, sons Marc and Paul, daughters Ann and Lisa, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

Lavaina Leilokelani Kahele Ching
March 17, 2012
Lavaina Leilokelani Kahele "Baby" Ching, 81, of Aiea, a retired groups sales manager at Princeville at Hanalei, Kauai, and a state Department of Education Kupuna Program employee, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wendall Kahele, and Lesford, Robert and Gregson Ching; daughters Paula Hirai and Alison Ching; hanai daughter Kaylia Iona; brother Lawrence Kahele; sisters Lorraine Arboleda and Janice Low; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bessie Kim Choi
March 20, 2012
Bessie Kim Choi, 87, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper at Pagoda Hotel and Pacific Beach Hotel, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Robert "Bobby"; sons Glenn and Gerald; daughter Kathleen McMabb; sisters Clara Lee, Daisy Park and Evelyn Shiyama; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Kwai Dick Chun
March 21, 2012
Kwai Dick Chun, 92, of Honolulu, chief executive officer of C.Q. Yee Hop & Co., Yee Hop Realty Ltd., American Brewing Co. Ltd., Yee Hop Ltd., Hawaiian Hardwood Co. Ltd., United Meat Co. and Commercial Enterprises Ltd., died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn L.; sons Reginald, Robert, Dennis, Randall and Steven; daughter Celia; sisters Patsy Chun, Anita Luke, Vera Lum, Betty Yuen and Doris Fong; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Troy D. Griffin Jr.
March 18, 2012
Troy D. Griffin Jr., 65, of Mililani, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, died in Mililani. He was born in San Antonio. He is survived by wife Annemarie Newman, daughter Marlies Blackford, sister Carol Zittle and a grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Main Post Chapel, 790 McCornack Road, Schofield Barracks.

Sachiko Chinen Ishihara
March 26, 2012
Sachiko Chinen Ishihara, 90, of Glendale, Calif., a retired Pohukaina School special-education teacher, died in Glendale. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gerald, sons Loren and Derrick, daughter Coreen and three grandchildren. No services.

Louis C. Medeiros Jr.
March 23, 2012
Louis C. "Braddah" Medeiros Jr., 73, of Ho-nolulu, a former Windward Movers truck driver, Aloha Taxi cabdriver and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife LaVerne N.; daughters Lisa A., Lori A. and Lee Ann Medeiros, and Liza A. Cabrera; brothers Leroy and Earl; sister Lola Ann Duran; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services pending.

Mary Georgiana Navarro
March 23, 2012
Mary Georgiana Navarro, 51, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Carl A. Wright, daughter Diana Santoyo, mother Diana Darney, stepfather Thomas Darney, brothers George and Patrick Pavao, sisters Wanda and Cheryl Pavao, and four grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

Shigekazu Nishi
March 19, 2012
Shigekazu Nishi, 94, of Eleele, Kauai, a sugar industry harvesting supervisor, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Robert, James and Wayne; daughter Janet Kagihara; sister Misako Kawamoto; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Raymond Mamoru Nishida
March 16, 2012
Raymond Mamoru "Lefty" Nishida, 75, of Kaneohe, a retired flooring company estimator and an Army veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ethel Y., son John T., daughter Joy N. and hanai daughter Susan Ma. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Janet Nakamoto Okamoto
March 24, 2012
Janet Nakamoto Okamoto, 85, of Wailuku, a retired state legal clerk, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband S. Stanley, daughter Sandra A. Cross, brothers Larry and Thomas Nakamoto, sister Alice Morioka and a grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission.

Ellenora Rezentes
March 24, 2012
Ellenora Rezentes, 79, of Waianae, a retired cook and waitress, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son David, daughter Yolanda Calkins, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sakiko Sako
March 25, 2012
Sakiko Sako, 72, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Sagamihara, Japan. She is survived by husband Richard Y., sons Curt Y. and Carl Y., brothers Hidekatsu and Noboru Kato, and sisters Mitsue Tokumasu and Akie Yokota. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hilda Chieko Yanamura
March 22, 2012
Hilda Chieko Yanamura, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in a private care home. She was born in South Kona. She is survived by son Haines H., daughter Sandra S. Lee and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Michie Yoshimoto
March 14, 2012
Michie "Michi" Yoshimoto, 74, of Ewa Beach, a retired state Department of Health paramedical assistant, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Yoshio; sons Wayde, Lee, Ted and Dan; brothers Fumito, Sumio and Mutsuo Yoshisato; and sister Shinayo Tanaka. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.






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