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Obituaries

For Thursday, April 19, 2012


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LAST UPDATED: 01:57 a.m. HST, Apr 19, 2012



Yoshiko Akamine
March 28, 2012
Yoshiko Akamine, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House tailor, died in the Plaza at Mililani. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Roy, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Suzanne Mitsue Liu Au
March 9, 2012
Suzanne Mitsue Liu Au, 58, of Las Vegas, a former Walmart supervisor, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Benton Sr.; son Benton Jr.; daughter Sabrina; brother Frank Kauahi; sisters Doreen Schneider, Junette McClellan and Vera Cabellero; and three grandchildren. Services and burial pending in Las Vegas. For more information, call Doreen Schneider at 226-6422.

Chiyo Fuse Azuma
Feb. 25, 2012
Chiyo Fuse Azuma, 102, of Honolulu, retired owner of Queen’s Coffee Shop, died. She was born in Hawi, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Tsugio “Jerry” and Gary I.; daughters Betty K. Asahino, Barbara H. Tadaki and Aileen A. Setoda; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Walter Robert Bachman Jr.
April 9, 2012
Walter Robert “Wally” Bachman Jr., 63, of Honolulu, a retired Roosevelt High School teacher, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in New York City. He is survived by wife Sophia, mother Margaret and brother Robert J. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment at noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Thomas Alexander Burningham
April 14, 2012
Thomas Alexander “Dobbs” Burningham, 61, of Honolulu, a state employee at Kailua Public Library, died in Kailua. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Vincent “Ipo”; daughters Cecily Cui and Noelle Burningham; hanai son Poki; sisters Hawley Manwarring, Eva Torres and Sybil “Chubby” Kahapea; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Charlotte J. Carlos
April 13, 2012
Charlotte J. “Placido” Carlos, 79, of Mililani, a housekeeper, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jules and Joseph, daughters Anna Carlos and Bernadette Yamashita, 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services pending.

Lucy Carvalho
April 3, 2012
Lucy Carvalho, 93, of Kailua, a retired Liberty House salesclerk, died in Kailua. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughters Patricia Pyun and Cheryl Fullmer; sisters Rose Barber, Ethel Morgan and Beatrice Pettigrew; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the park cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Joyce Marie Kuuleipoinaole Decosta
March 25, 2012
Joyce Marie Kuuleipoinaole “Joey” Decosta, 45, of Ewa Beach died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by companion Sabrina Costa; hanai son Ashton Opiana; hanai daughter Teaurilee Costa; brothers Norman Sr., Dennis, Francis, Stephen, Henry Jr., Derek and Thomas; and sister Carol Jackson. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Teruko Fukamizu
March 25, 2012
Teruko Fukamizu, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Kaahumanu Elementary School custodian, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by son Frederick H.; daughter Alice M. Hasegawa; brothers Masafumi and Yuji Kashiwagi; sisters Midori Takahashi, and Kazuko and Keiko Kashiwagi; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

John Jacob Herzog
April 7, 2012
John Jacob “JJ” Herzog, 27, of Waianae, a farm worker, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Thomas and Debra; and brothers Clayton, Kevin and Tai. Private services.

Alice Kimiko Hironaka
March 12, 2012
Alice Kimiko Hironaka, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Brian and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Tora Mae Hiserman
April 7, 2012
Tora Mae Hiserman, 94, of Honolulu, a General Telephone Enterprise retiree, died at home. She was born in Sutherland, Neb. She is survived by son Richard A. Coons, sister Lucille Lehn, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Eleanor Yoshiko Kamiya
April 11, 2012
Eleanor Yoshiko Kamiya, 88, of Bountiful, Utah, died in Bountiful. She was born in Hawi, Hawaii. She is survived by son Michael Miller, daughter Linda Bruder, brother George, sister Sally Moen, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

Richard Masayuki Kira
March 28, 2012
Richard Masayuki Kira, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha State Sales warehouse manager and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy T.; sons Clayton and Aaron Kira, and Edmund “Lani” Atkins; daughters Cynthia Kira and Claudia Chinen; sisters Yoshie Kira, Harriet Muramoto, Edith Nakatsu and Nancy Iwaki; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

George Masaru Konishi
April 2, 2012
George Masaru Konishi, 99, of Honolulu, a retired battery technician, died in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Amy E. Watanabe, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. No flowers.

Peggy Haruko Kuga
April 6, 2012
Peggy Haruko Kuga, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House salesclerk, died. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by sons Klayton and Merton, daughter Scachke Quezon, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lai Chow Lau
March 23, 2012
Lai Chow Lau, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Sears Roebuck and Co. auto mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ai Ci, son Paul T.C., daughter Linda K.A., brother Wai Chow and sister Jeanette Zane. Chinese Buddhist services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kathleen Rae Linn
April 2, 2012
Kathleen Rae Linn, 85, of Honolulu died. She was born in Canada. She is survived by son Brian M. and daughters Susan A. Linn and Andrea L. Nelson. No services. Donations suggested to Public Broadcasting System Hawaii.

Robin Gari McIntyre
April 12, 2012
Robin Gari “Bibbin” McIntyre, 47, of Kailua-Kona, a Kona Seafood Market operations manager, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Orange, Calif. She is survived by companion Roger Christiansen, daughters Candice McIntyre and Liliani Christiansen, father Gary, mother Sandra Soule-McIntyre, brother Michael, sister Holly September and a grandchild. Services in Newport Beach, Calif.

Malcolm H. Miner
April 9, 2012
Malcolm H. Miner, 91, of Koloa, Kauai, an Episcopal priest and a Navy veteran who served in World War II, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Holyoke, Mass. He is survived by wife Imogene, son Philip, daughters Linda and La Dona, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held at a later date at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Lihue.

Ayako Kawamoto Nakahara
April 10, 2012
Ayako Kawamoto “Aichan” Nakahara, 90, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired store manager at M. Nakahara Store in Hawi, died in Kohala Hospital. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Richard and Howard; brother Thomas Kawamoto; sisters Miyoko Okaji, Shizue Iwashita, Yoshie Kaneshiro and Masae Okamoto; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Jaydah Lei Kao‘apuakalehuaohilo-hanakahi Salamasina Satele-Martin
April 7, 2012
Jaydah Lei Kao‘apuakalehuaohilohanakahi Salamasina Satele-Martin, infant daughter of Joshua T. Kanohokula-Martin and Leisha Ann Satele-Martin of Bossier City, La., formerly of Hawaii, died in Bossier City. She was born in Shreveport, La. She is also survived by brother Jaydon K.T. Martin; grandparents Harold and Barbara Martin, Tom Fluharty, and Mike and Louann Satele; and great-grandparents Tiaseu and Iliili Satele, and Sauifafo and Claudette Masoli. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Telines Tarkwon
March 27, 2012
Telines Tarkwon, 54, of Honolulu died. She was born in Majuro, Marshall Islands. She is survived by husband Mark; sons Julio, Junior, Mark and Sinbson; and daughters Dorothy and Deborah. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Velma Kame Toyama
March 19, 2012
Velma Kame Toyama, 97, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Buddy, George and Benjamin; and daughters Scarlett Schumacher and Carolyn Chow. Private services.

May Chiyomi Yamaguchi
April 12, 2012
May Chiyomi Yamaguchi, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Navy Reserve training coordinator, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Andrew E. and Jeffrey E., brother Fushio Tomatani, sister Eleanor Archambeault, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at St. Alban’s Chapel, ‘Iolani School. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.






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