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Obituaries

For Monday, May 7, 2012


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Mollie Hee Ching
April 21, 2012
Mollie Hee Ching, 102, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Kapaa Elementary School teacher, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. She is survived by son Gary, daughters Adrienne Lenart and Lorna Ching, brother Charles Hee and two grandchildren. Private celebration of life.

Bernice Ribeira Chong Tim
April 21, 2012
Bernice Ribeira Chong Tim, 87, of Kaneohe died at home. She was born inHonolulu. She is survived by sons Antone Jr., Daniel, Randy Sr. and Arthur; daughters Lena Jones, Karen Sanchez, Cynthia Wills and Stephanie Bridges; brothers Gilbert and Patrick Ribeira, and Jim and Rodney Hernandez; sisters Matilda Garces and Bobby Hernandez; 23 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani DowntownMortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Norman R.G. Crowell Sr.
April 25, 2012
Norman R.G. Crowell Sr., 76, of Waianae, a Trees of Hawaii retiree, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pamela; son Norman Jr.; brothers Stanley Lindo, and Robert and William Crowell; sister Peggy; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Alex Shigeru Furubayashi
April 20, 2012
Alex Shigeru "Philip" Furubayashi, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration electronics engineer, died in a care home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Morris M. and sister Janet S. Falcon. Private services.

Wilson C.S. Hara
April 9, 2012
Wilson C.S. Hara, 92, of Honolulu, a retired computer programmer for the federal government, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rachel, brother Dan Taba and sister Janice Kashiwamura. Private services.

Yoshi K. Higa
April 17, 2012
Yoshi K. Higa, 81, of Wahiawa, a former cafeteria worker for Kubasaki High School in Okinawa and a koto sensei, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Urasoe, Okinawa. She is survived by sons Spencer K. and Gene T., and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:noon. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Karolyn Kang Hosaka
April 18, 2012
Karolyn Kang Hosaka, 53, of Waipahu, a Kaewai Elementary School educational assistant, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Travis, daughter Caitlyn, mother Jane Kang, brother Timo Kang and sister Graciene Kang. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Abel W. John Jr.
April 26, 2012
Abel W. John Jr., 60, of Waimanalo, a state Highways Division employee, died. He is survived by sons Abel W. III, Alii and Alex; daughter Ashley; brothers William R.H. Sr. and Ivan K.; sisters Jean L. Kuahuia, Abeline W. Holi, Rita L. Bongo and Brenda H. Fischer; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life:9 a.m. Saturday at Kaiona Beach Park boat ramp area. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Diane L. Kahakelii
April 27, 2012
DianeL. Kahakelii, 76, of Hilo, a retired social worker for the state Department of Health and a former Hawaii state coordinator for the American Red Cross, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in New Deal, Mont. She is survived by husband Daniel "Buffy"; son Robert F. Harrison; stepson Keoni; stepdaughters Ululani Crowell, Ellen "Boo" Feliciano and Aulani Cash; hanai daughter Leslie Ann Hooker; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Gaylord Kealiiokekai Kauo Sr.
April 28, 2012
Gaylord Kealiiokekai Kauo Sr., 65, of Wailuku, a Dollar Rent-A-Car service agent, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by sons Randall Kauhola and Gaylord Kauo Jr.; daughters Vaneysa Ibanez, Delsinda Herring and Allegra Kauo-Vite; brothers Barron, Robert and Mansfield Kauo and Kimo Zablan; sisters Ginger Taylor, Mai Ono Bardon and Cathy-Lynn Harris; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Lei welcome.

Theresa Yaeko Kishimoto
April 18, 2012
Theresa Yaeko Kishimoto, 88, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Barry H. and Clyde T., brother Eben Takano, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:6 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Masahiro Kono
April 20, 2012
Masahiro Kono, 87, of Pearl City, a former Okano Electric Co. electrician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Nancy L.E., son Shawn H., daughter Michelle N. Furakawa, brother Hirofumi Kono, sister Satsuki Taylor and two grandchildren. Private services.

Robert Ah Cew Leong
April 6, 2012
Robert Ah Cew Leong, 87, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired state Department of Health sanitarian and Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Honokaa. He is survived by wife Lily; daughters Nadine Leong-Kurio, Lisa Leong and Gwen Ingwers; brothers Sam, Raymond and Edmund; sisters Ellen Ching and Ethel Tagawa; and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Shizu M. Maeda
March 22, 2012
Shizu M. Maeda, 91, of Wahiawa, a retired federal government financial clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by daughters Amy Yamashiro and Nancy Shigeoka, sister Carole C. Nakamura and two grandchildren. Private services.

Nancy Manasas
April 8, 2012
Nancy Fah "Popo" Manasas, 94, of Kailua-Kona died in Kona. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Roddy and Randall, daughter Cassie Kawahara, 11 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 30 step-great-grandchildren and six step-great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:noon. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Giming T. Mendez Sr.
April 4, 2012
Giming T. Mendez Sr., 86, of Waipahu, a Kaiser Cement retiree, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Esther M.; son Giming T. Jr.; daughters Val Antonio, Joy Silen and Lenor Mendez; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private celebration of life.

Alfred Pascua
April 10, 2012
Alfred "Junior" Pascua, 74, of Ewa Beach, a retired Dole Cannery truck driver, died in Wahiawa.He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Alfred, Wayne, Miles, Michael and Matthew; daughters Doris Gayer, Roberta Kamakele and Kimberly Dungca; brothers David, Randolph, Stanford and Alfred Tabares; sisters Sharlane Ondayog and Elna Morgan; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Maria M. Sales
April 23, 2012
Maria M. Sales, 87, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Bacarra, Philippines. She is survived by husband Crisanto; sonJonathan; daughters Jedidea Bacudio, May Nacapuy, Norma Villanos, Loida Paz and Evelyn Sales; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Filipino United Church of Christ, 94-1366 Hiapo St., Waipahu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Dean Everett Shipp
May 3, 2012
Dean Everett Shipp, 59, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Wanda; son Bret; daughters Stephanie Shipp-Viezbeckie, Crystal Tighe and Alison Joyce; father Robert L. Sr.; brother Robert L. Jr.; and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, or to Special Olympics.

Lionel Ronald Silva Sr.
April 22, 2012
Lionel Ronald Silva Sr., 74, of Hilo, a retired Teruo Matsumoto Inc. heavy equipment operator, died at home.He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Doris; sons Ashley and Lyle; daughters Bernadette Navor, Tina Wilson, Tanya Haleamau and Deanna Martin; brothers Albert, Bernard and Donald; sister Loretta Lorenzo; 25 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center, 1373Kilauea Ave. Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yasuo Takamiya
April 27, 2012
Yasuo Takamiya, 76, of Makawao, Maui, an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Kimiko; daughters Cynthia Low, Lynn Sialana and Sylvia Lohr; mother Masako; brothers Toshio and Shigeru; sisters Hiroko Higa, Chiyeko Sasaoka, Setsuko Fujimoto, Yoshie Warren and Helen Uyehara; and six grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary, 440 Ala Makani Place, Kahului. Casual attire. No flowers.

NormanN. Takashige
Feb. 15, 2012
Norman N. Takashige, 89, of Wahiawa, a retired maintenance supervisor at Wheeler Air Force Base and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born inWaipahu. He is survived by wife Kay, son Dean, daughter Iris Arakaki, sister Alma Tojo and two grandchildren. Private services.

Emma Range Villa
April 18, 2012
Emma Range Villa, 92, of Honolulu, a caregiver and Libby McNeil & Libby employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by brother Joseph Range, caregiver Carol Marino and hanai daughter Rochelle Monsarrat. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Honolulu Elks Lodge, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Honolulu Elks Lodge, major project. Online condolences:www.borthwickoahu.com.






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