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Obituaries

For Sunday, April 29, 2012


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Teruo Amano
April 3, 2012

Teruo "T" Amano, 95, of Waipahu, a city retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by daughter Audrey Marumoto and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers and monetary offerings, donations suggested to Kuakini Foundation-Honolulu Heart Program.

Mary S. Amorin
April 8, 2012

Mary Septimo Amorin, 87, of Kahului, a professional entertainer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Bill and Jim Lupiba, and Rex Amorin; daughters Marilyn Harada, Geri Lupiba, Nani V. Prinz and Lydia Leonard; brothers Frank and Sam Septimo, and Victor Mayol; sisters Connie Duldulao and Helen Espino; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Eulogy: 10 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. No flowers. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. May 9 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Eulogy: 9 a.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

George Kawaihinano Apo III
April 17, 2012

George "Hinano" Kawaihinano Apo III, 58, of Waianae, a caregiver, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Salome "May"; son Raymond; daughters Channing and Mariano Ramirez, and Selene Apo; brother Leroy Knappenberger; sisters Reivonda "Honeygirl" Apo Boyle and Victoria "Cissy" Yuen; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Kawaiahao Church. Services: 6 p.m.

Toshiko Arakaki
April 17, 2012

Toshiko Arakaki, 90, of Wahiawa, a homemaker, died. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by son Leslie; daughters Charlotte Tsuha, Vernelle Lakatani, Susan Sensui and Patricia Lynn Arakaki; brother Theodore Kaneshiro; sisters Toyoko Kaneshiro and Tomiko Oshiro; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Hosoo Azama
April 4, 2012

Hosoo "Henry" Azama, 88, of Pearl City, a retired mason and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Amy K., daughter Marcia "Pua-Hauoli," brother James "Koichi" and sister Yoshiko Pacheco. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Buddhist services: 6 p.m. Committal of ashes: 11:30 a.m. May 15 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Jonathan Bassan
April 24, 2012

Jonathan Bassan, 63, of Honolulu, a Vacation Marketing sales representative, died in Honolulu. He was born in Washington. He is survived by daughter Michelle A.; stepdaughters Danielle A. Webb and Nicole A. Zepeda; brother Morton E.; and sisters Joan L. Fitzgerald, Elizabeth A. Bassan and Sarah Kopp. Visitation: 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services to be held at a later date in Seattle. Donations suggested to Cozumel Humane Society.

Alice Kane Drummondo
March 22, 2012

Alice Kane "Boogie" Drummondo, 71, of Kahuku, a retired Castle Hospital nurse's aide, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph Jr., John and Adam; brothers David, Gordon, Bruce, Eric and Lindsey Cosier, and Roy Hanawahine Sr.; sisters Rosemary Tamashiro, Linda Williams, Agnes Borges, Nora Stant, Emily Fernandez, and Frances and Jennifer Hanawahine; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Scattering of ashes to be held a later date. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Jessie Kam Shiroma Freeney
April 21, 2012

Jessie Kam Shiroma Freeney, 96, of Kaneohe died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Herbert and Edgar Shiroma; daughters Garland Connally, Roseland Tjen and Ruby Ann Hayasaka; brothers Stanley and Wally Kam; caregivers Brian and Jessie Lopez; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

Mary A. Holt
April 23, 2012

Mary A. Holt, 56, of Honolulu, a caterer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Oklahoma City. She is survived by sons Apollo and Erick Thompson, and David Holt; daughter Misty; sisters Saundra Thompson and Veola Amous; and two grandchildren. Services: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Life Church, 355 N. Kainalu Drive, Kailua. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Lupus Foundation or American Cancer Society.

Jose Corpuz Ilar
April 16, 2012

Jose Corpuz "Papa Joe" Ilar, 89, of Kahului, a fisherman, farmer and retired tractor operator at Hawaiian Cane and Sugar Co., died in Kahului. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Shirley A., sons Jose S.A. and Jonathan A., adopted son Teodoro B., seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Wade Roger Ishida
March 21, 2012

Wade Roger Ishida, 54, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Pono Kai Resort houseman, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by brothers Eric, Craig and Blaine; and sister Sandra. Private services.

Evelyn Lee Kogler
April 22, 2012

Evelyn Lee Kogler, 59, of Kanehili Hawaiian Homestead in Kapolei, a retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gregory D.; sons Arnell A. Delos Santos, and Roman C.L., Gabriel D.K. and Gregory A.A.K. Kogler; daughter Tanya A.U.; sisters Tee BoraBora, Lana Kaolelopono and Janai Ann Kealoha; grandchildren Cassidy M.L. and Elijah I.; and numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Celebration of life at noon. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Stella C. Lee
April 8, 2012

Stella C. Lee, 79, of California died in Vista Hospice, Calif. She was born in China. She is survived by daughter Susan, half brother Chung Bun Chan and half sister Hin Fun Chan. Private services.

Dave Hirozo Muramoto
April 24, 2012

Dave Hirozo Muramoto, 96, of Honolulu, a retiree from Fort Shafter and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, died at home. He was born in Berkeley, Calif. He is survived by wife Mary N.; sons Thomas and Daniel; brothers Shosuke and Yoshiaki; sisters Chiyeko Yoshimura, Marie Shiromoto and Yaeko Kurao; and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at St. Mark Episcopal Church. Aloha attire.

Gladys K. Nakamoto
April 7, 2012

Gladys K. Nakamoto, 92, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by sons Glenn S. and Wayne S., daughter Kay S. Asao, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Leonard E. Picanco Sr.
April 7, 2012

Leonard E. Picanco Sr., 68, of Kaneohe died in Kaneohe. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Candace; sons Leonard "Dandy" Jr., Peter and Shane; daughter Sabrina Izaguirre; brother Wayne; sisters Angeline Koki, Dolores McLellan, Patricia Picanco, Rose Toguchi and Lisa Finch; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services held.

Roland Alesna Quijano
April 24, 2012

Roland Alesna Quijano, 72, of Las Vegas, a Boeing Airlines retiree, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Terry; daughter Stacy Untal; brothers Robert and Lucien Quijano, and Henry and David Lasconia; sisters Frances Rodrigues and Jackie Quijano; and four grandchildren. Services to be held in Las Vegas. Casual aloha attire. Flowers and balloons welcome.

JoAnne Kelley Salazar
April 27, 2012

JoAnne Kelley Salazar, 75, of Waimea, Kauai, an employee at Lockheed Martin and Sheraton Kauai, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Cardin, Okla. She is survived by companion Ludevico "Jackie" Pigao, sons Raymond and Rick, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Theresa's Parish, Kekaha, Kauai. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Betty Kazue Suemoto
March 7, 2012

Betty Kazue Suemoto, 90, of Kapolei died in Kupuna Waiola. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son James K.; brothers George and Thomas Morita; and sisters Lillian Araki, Nancy Morita, Beatrice Kim and Caroline Moije. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Mei-ling Connie Suzuki
April 24, 2012

Mei-ling Connie Suzuki, 88, of Honolulu, a retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Clem Suzuki and Walter Nunokawa. Services: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Elk's Club, Waikiki. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Hawaii Public Radio.

Robert Taira Takato
March 29, 2012

Robert Taira Takato, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations hearing officer, Dole Food Co. Inc./Castle and Cooke Inc. insurance risk manager, and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Miye O., son Wayne, daughter Cora and sister Stella Shinbo. Private services.

Antonio Tibayan
April 18, 2012

Antonio "Tony" Tibayan, 82, of Kapolei, a retired pipefitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Daniel; daughters Elizabeth Bagcal, Dolores Gaboya, Cathleen Neill, and Thomasina, Laura and Christine Tibayan; brothers Gilbert, Joseph and Steven; sisters Abigail Smith and Doreen Willis; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Jude Catholic Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Anthony J. Uyeno
April 10, 2012

Anthony J. "Nobu" Uyeno, 65, of Honolulu, a Nakaoka Painting retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jeannie, and brothers Mark and Ronald. Private services.

Filipino Ballesteros Valencia
April 15, 2012

Filipino Ballesteros "Peping" Valencia, 79, of Lahaina, a Maui Land & Pineapple Co. retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Peralta Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Eugenia; sons Roger, Arthur, Ronnie, Orlino, Edward and Richard; daughter Shirley Companero; brother Manito; sisters Aurelia Abes and Lina Pillos; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Matilda G. Wai
April 20, 2012

Matilda G. "Tilly" Wai, 81, of Hilo, a poultry farm worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clayton and Emery; daughters Patricia Benitez, Leandra Wai, Kerima M. Shindo and Caron M. ML Allen; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Jason Mark Williamson
April 20, 2012

Jason Mark Williamson, 41, of Kula, Maui, a Maui County Department of Parks and Recreation caretaker, died in Kula. He was born in Brookdale, Calif. He is survived by companion Kimberly Endo; sons Brandon, Troy and Wyatt; daughters Ryanne Ortiz and Kyla Williamson; parents David and Marjorie Reynolds; brothers Scott Williamson and David Reynolds; and sisters Debra DePonte, Cynthia Williamson, Rachel Pond and Lauren Wong. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hannibal Tavares Community Center, Pukalani, Maui. Services: 5 p.m. Kau kau: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

George Hideo Yamamoto
April 18, 2012

George Hideo Yamamoto, 69, of Kahului, a retired journeyman plumber, died at home. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Frances L.; daughters Lisa M. and Ivy-Lynn; brothers Larry, Raymond and Wallace; and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Wailuku. Lunch to follow at Kahului Community Center. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.






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