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Obituaries

For Tuesday, April 24, 2012


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LAST UPDATED: 05:19 a.m. HST, Apr 24, 2012



Bernard Seiso Akamine
April 2, 2012
Bernard Seiso Akamine, 89, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Regent Hotel engineering department retiree and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 100th Infantry Battalion, Company B, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Jeanette Setsuko, son Barton, daughters Drusilla Tanaka and Candace Sakuda, brother George Shigeru and sisters Violet T. Tomihama, Betty C. Yee and Nancy K. Nakayama. Services noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. For location and to RSVP, send email to celebrate. 4.28@gmail.com. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nalani Makua Andresen
March 31, 2012
Nalani Makua Andresen, 57, of Hilo, a community service fundraiser for various charitable services and sales representative at Na Makua Original Hawaiian Designs, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Joseph Makua and brother Nelson Makua. Services: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Salvation Army Church, 291 Ponahawai St., Hilo.

Leticia Candelario Angelo
April 12, 2012
Leticia Candelario Angelo, 77, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a retired cook and night manager at Kamuela Deli, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Asingan, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Leabert, Enjon E. and Santiago Jr.; brother Loreto Candelario; sister Julia Micu; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Honokaa Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 44-2662-A Kalopa Road, Honokaa, Hawaii. Services: 3 p.m. No flowers.

Jacqueline Jean Wai Kin Chang
March 27, 2012
Jacqueline “Jackie” Jean Wai Kin Chang, 73, of San Francisco, a retired dentist, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Glenn K.L. and Wesley K.W. Services pending at Diamond Head Mortuary.

Ernest L. Dobbs
April 13, 2012
Ernest L. Dobbs, 71, of Hono-lulu, executive director of the AIDS Project, died in St. Francis Hospice-Nuuanu. He was born in Gasden, Ala. He is survived by companion Daniel K. Char. Private services.

O’Brian Eselu
April 3, 2012
O’Brian Eselu, 56, of Aiea, kumu hula of Halau Ke Kai o Kahiki and stage director at Paradise Cove, will be remembered at a visitation 5 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi Stake Center, 1723 Beckley St. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Ipulasi, Raymond and Bruce; sister Fern Pele; and hanai brother Jim Mcknight. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kalihi Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Robert Frederick Griem
April 18, 2012
Robert Frederick Griem, 67, of Honolulu, a Navy labor attorney and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Gabriel, Calif. He is survived by daughter Jennifer Raim, brother Paul D. Jr., sister Susan C. Kearnan and a grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society.

Hatsumi Hamamura
April 3, 2012
Hatsumi Hamamura, 94, of Honolulu, a retired medical secretary at the U.S. Department of Health in Washington, D.C., died in Avalon Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

Charles Edwin Hughes Jr.
March 14, 2012
Charles Edwin Hughes Jr., 88, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., a Pan American World Airways aircraft maintenance manager and an Air Force veteran, died in Lake Havasu City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elizabeth F.C.; sons Keith K., Charles E. III and Kenneth K.; and a grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Bunker Drive, Lake Havasu City. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8992 Kula Highway, Kula, HI 96790.

Roy Satoshi Itamura
March 24, 2012
Roy Satoshi Itamura, 75, of West Jordan, Utah, formerly of Yorba Linda, Calif., a Rockwell retiree and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Emiko, daughter Velma, brother Jerry, sisters Elsie Tsuji and Lorraine Tomita, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Brian Waileleokalani Louis
March 22, 2012
Brian Waileleokalani “Kalani” Louis, 46, of Honolulu, chief executive officer of Louis & Louis Corp. Aloha Delivery Service, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Prestina; sons Preston Louis and Bryson Foster; daughters Johnal “Nani” Presley, Tehani, Brook Lynn, Misty and Megan Louis, and Pikake Watson; father Peter Sr.; brothers Peter II, Bernard and Brady; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Ainsley K. Mahikoa
April 5, 2012
Ainsley K. Mahikoa, 66, of Kailua, a business development manager at the Audio Visual Co., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Iwalani Iseri-Mahikoa, daughters Kaleo Conant and Anela Rodenhurst, sisters Annette Spinaio and Maile Duggan, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ward 3, 1461 Kanapuu Drive, Kailua. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Matsuko Muranaka
April 5, 2012
Matsuko Muranaka, 95, of Mililani, a retired Wahiawa Elementary School cook, died in Pearl City. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Robert K., daughter Ann Trammell, sisters Masako Okita and Yoshie Iwanaga, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Rose Yukiko Nagahama
April 9, 2012
Rose Yukiko Nagahama, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House salesclerk, died. She was born in Heeia. She is survived by husband James S., sons Wayne S. and Brian H., sister Florence F. Yoza and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Ethan Azuma Oda
April 8, 2012
Ethan Azuma Oda, 43, of Honolulu, a Mobi PCS customer service representative, died in Honolulu. He was born in Japan. He is survived by mother Joy “Reiko.” Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Cresencio Cole Olarti
March 27, 2012
Cresencio Cole Olarti, 75, of Pearl City, a retired carpenter, died in Pearl City. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Kent, Glenn, Russ and Todd; daughter Kristie; brothers John Olarti, and Matthew and Andrew Balecha; sisters Julia Milan, Esther Pelen, Edwina Toibero, Bibiana Pagaduan and Adralyne Luna; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Eva Berenice Ross
April 7, 2012
Eva Berenice Ross, 87, of Kapolei died in Honolulu. She was born in Malaga, Wash. She is survived by daughters Linda J. Hew-Len and Jacquelyn K. Nicholson, sister Frances Klae, eight grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Hawaii Stake Center, 92-900 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Sophie Heu‘ikamakanioka‘amea Siva Savini
March 31, 2012
Sophie Heu‘ikamakanioka‘amea Siva Savini, infant daughter of Sean T.S. and Sandee N. of Waianae, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by sisters Sapphire and Seraph, and grandparents Sualata and Leihua Savini, and Kimo and Jadelyn Akiona. Private services.

Horace Kiyoshi Tanioka
April 7, 2012
Horace Kiyoshi “Kiyo” Tanioka, 83, of Honolulu, a retired mason and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Van, Guy, Todd and Les; brother Stanley; sisters Grace Ikeda and Bernice Tanioka; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Aaron Ward Terukina
March 15, 2012
Aaron Ward Terukina, 48, of Tacoma, Wash., a construction worker and an Army retiree, died in Tacoma. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Michele; sons Kalani and Levi; daughter Nalani; mother Beverly; stepmother Ronnie; brothers Richard and Andrew Proctor, Benvenido Ventura Jr. and Darryl and Benjamin M. Terukina; sisters Beverly Rivero, Deborah Cerny, Jadelyn Mathias, Terrilyn K. Terukina, Olana Bullard, Reanette Lacuesta and Ronnette Lankford; and three grandchildren. Services: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Unity In Jesus Fellowship, 1553 Nanakai St., Pearl City. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Unity In Jesus Fellowship.

Alexander Ching Tim
April 10, 2012
Alexander Ching Tim, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Chevron automotive mechanic, died at home. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Mary; sons Letwell Tim, and Alvin and Mervin Chun; daughters Vera Clauder and Alexa Tim; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha or Sunday-best attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Yaeko Umetsu
April 13, 2012
Yaeko Umetsu, 90, a Pukalani Superette employee, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Kaupakalua, Maui. She is survived by son Michael, daughter Lynette Viela, sister Margaret Hanzawa, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Caleb Wolfson
April 12, 2012
Caleb “Keoni” Wolfson, 38, of Kailua-Kona, owner of Power Dive Hawaii LLC, scuba instructor and historian at Body Glove Cruises, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son Justin; daughter Keiko; parents Don and Nani; brother Kona; sisters Erika Choo, Ciara Gannett, Emily Kawahakui and Anela Wolfson; and grandparents Mercedes Hendrickson and John Carroll. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Makaeo Pavilion (main events pavilion at the Old Kona Airport). Services: 11:30 a.m. For information, call or text 281-6153.

Harumi Yoshimoto
April 4, 2012
Harumi Yoshimoto, 88, of Hilo, a Pomare/Hilo Hattie retiree, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Kainaule, Hawaii. She is survived by son Nelson; daughter Carol; brothers Minoru, Sadao and Patrick Kuboyama; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Urn committal services: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Casual attire. No flowers.






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