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Obituaries

For Sunday, May 13, 2012


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LAST UPDATED: 01:46 a.m. HST, May 13, 2012



Leland Lee Akamu
April 17, 2012
Leland Lee Akamu, 63, of Kailua, a welder at British Aerospace Systems Hawaii Shipyard and caretaker of the Macomber family gravesite in Kau, Hawaii, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kau. He is survived by brothers Terry, Russell and Payton; and sisters Shirley Clark and Brenda Garlock. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Clubhouse in Naalehu Park. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Walter Kenichi Ashimine
April 23, 2012
Walter Kenichi Ashimine, 82, of Kaneohe, former manager of the Kaiser Estate and a retired Matson Navigation Co. heavy-equipment mechanic, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dolores S.; sons Dustin K. and Derek K. Ashimine, and William K.N. Malina; daughters Misty T. Ashimine, April K. Ishigami, Allison K. "Aly" Takasaki, Williann K.N. Tucker and Williesue K.N. Kedro; brother Robert T.; sisters Jane K. Koki, Elsie K. Sumi and Jean S. Ashimine; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire.

Praxedes Cardenas Atianzar
April 5, 2012
Praxedes Cardenas "Cedes" Atianzar, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rolando, Alexander and Edgar; daughters Layda Garcia, and Imelda, Josyline and Maria Victoria Atianzar; brother Ernesto Cardenas; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Wanda Branco
Dec. 15, 2011
Wanda Branco, 82, of California, formerly of Kailua, a retiree, died in Fountain Valley, Calif. She was born in Oklahoma. She is survived by son Andy Snodgrass. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Kailua United Methodist Church. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Lisa B. Cabral-Kahaleua
May 6, 2012
Lisa B. Cabral-Kahaleua, 50, of Waianae, a lead salesperson at Goodwill Industries in Kapolei, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by spouse Ginger E. Kahaleua, son Brandon Cabral, daughters Gloria "Kehau" and Krystal Apaisa, brothers Brian and Keith Cabral, hanai sister Annette Nunes and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Alfred Freitas Caires
April 29, 2012
Alfred Freitas Caires, 94, of Pearl City, an automotive mechanic, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Stephanie, daughters Sommer Magana and Lisa Kanuha, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Betty May Avilla Chamizo
April 18, 2012
Betty May Avilla Chamizo, 85, of Honolulu, a retired photo studio laboratory technician, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Keaau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons William J. Avilla and Edward Chamizo; daughters Patricia and Genny De Jesus, Iris Souza, Lorraine Hamilton, Judy Gonsalves and Mary Ann Kaopua; sisters Ollie Rodrigues, Rosaline Gutierres and Melva Correa; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Church, Kaimuki. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Urn burial: 12:45 p.m at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Lloyd Yun Chai Ching
April 29, 2012
Lloyd Yun Chai Ching, 78, of Pearl City, a retired owner of Ching's Nursery in Waimanalo and a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marilyn; sons Vincent, Eric, Duane, Christopher and Matthew; brother Irwin; sisters Shirley Ng and Sharen Leong; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God, Red Hill, 3400 Moanalua Road. Services: 4 p.m. Reception to follow. Private inurnment. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Catherine Colgan
May 9, 2012
Catherine Colgan, 96, of Honolulu, a bookbinder, died in Honolulu. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by son William. Services to be held in Illinois.

George A. Helsham
May 2, 2012
George A. Helsham, 57, of Winchester, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, a Navy veteran, died in Murrieta, Calif. He was born in Vaitogi, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; sons Antwan and Mack; daughters Amelia Asuega, and Ariana, Yesenia and Victoria Helsham; and four grandchildren. Services to be held in Sun City, Calif. Flowers welcome.

Haruko Hirakawa
April 30, 2012
Haruko Hirakawa, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state secretary, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Lisa N. Private services.

Nora Kaoru Inouye
April 18, 2012
Nora Kaoru Inouye, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael S., brother Jerry Ogasawara and sisters Jane Lee and Ruby Murata. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Paul Leland Aloha Kaaukai
May 5, 2012
Paul Leland Aloha Kaaukai, 43, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a drilling operator supervisor at Delima's Drilling, will be remembered in services 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by fiancee Naomi Subica; sons Micah P.K. and Ezekiel-Paul K.; daughter Makayla A.; mother Lenora; brother Louis III; and sisters Lisa Kaaukai-Cole, Michelle Kaaukai-Perreira and Melanie Kaaukai. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Cremation to follow services at Dodo Mortuary Crematory. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Luncheon at noon May 20 at Puueopaku.

Henry P. Kawaihae Jr.
March 31, 2012
Henry P. Kawaihae Jr., 78, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by brother Leland and sisters Barbara Stevenson and Myra Tim Sing. Services pending.

John L.T. Lee
May 7, 2012
John L.T. "Boy" Lee, 69, of Hilo, a self-employed contractor and carpenter, and retired Yamada and Sons carpenter, died at home. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son John B.; daughters Cindy Enovejas, Joann Abiley and Melissa Soto; brother Peter; sisters Anna Cordero and Josephine Kaopuiki; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alfredo Corpuz Manuel Sr.
April 25, 2012
Alfredo Corpuz Manuel Sr., 88, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Cane and Sugar Co. weed controller, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Nestor B. Sr., Alfredo B. Jr. and Richard B.; daughters Marilyn M. Oura, Sigrid M. Latayada, Sonia B. and Elizabeth B. Manuel, and Dolores M. Perreira; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Wailuku. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Edilberto Retondo Martin
May 3, 2012
Edilberto Retondo Martin, 85, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. mechanic, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Eddie Martin and Hamilton Rodrigues, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Church, Kahului. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Robert Katsumi Matsushita
April 11, 2012
Robert Katsumi Matsushita, 81, of Kaneohe, a Nordic Construction Co. estimator, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Gladys, son Keith, mother Florence Hasegawa, sister Pat Masumoto and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Sabrina Leimomi Mitchell
May 7, 2012
Sabrina Leimomi Mitchell, 41, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, an E.M. Rivera & Sons Inc. general manager, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua. She is survived by sons Keoni and Keanu Balucan; parents Bobo and Lydia; brother Billy; sisters Kalei Mitchell, Sonya Bento-Mitchell and Lynelle Kamakau; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Clubhouse at Honokohau Boat Harbor. Services: 11 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. For information, call 938-8661. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Ann Yaeko Murashige
May 6, 2012
Ann Yaeko Murashige, 88, of Lihue, a retired First Hawaiian Bank executive secretary, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Kukuiula, Kauai. She is survived by husband Hiroshi, sons Brian and Les, brother Minoru Isobe, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Christian Church. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Elfreide Nakasato
Dec. 10, 2011
Elfreide Nakasato, 87, of Los Angeles, formerly of Wahiawa, a homemaker, died in Los Angeles. She was born in Stuttgart, Germany. She is survived by daughter Belinda Nakasato-Suarez and a grandchild. Services held in Los Angeles.

Kate Ikeda Nunokawa
May 5, 2012
Kate Ikeda Nunokawa, 90, of Honolulu, a retired clerk-typist at the Adult Branch of Family Court, Hawaii state Judiciary, died in Manoa Senior Care Home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Randal R., daughters Gayle N. Sugita and Lori A. Nunokawa, and sister Terry Kondo. Private services.

Satoshi Okamura
April 27, 2012
Satoshi "Peter" Okamura, 99, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waikapu, Maui. He is survived by sons Ronald I., Dr. Patrick K. and Calvin K.; brother Shimeo; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Eric K. Omori
April 23, 2012
Eric K. Omori, 42, of Honolulu, a former assistant manager at Longs Drugs in Manoa, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Iris H. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bonifacio Pamplona
May 6, 2012
Bonifacio Pamplona, 68, of Wailuku, an Army veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Dao, Capiz, Philippines. He is survived by wife Anna; sons Andrew and Victor J.; brothers Elmer and Catalino Alcordo; sisters Virginia Soares, LeeAnn Kawaa, Tina Bernadas and Dawn C. Rosales; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Stake Center. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Althea Beatty Reid
April 28, 2012
Althea Beatty Reid, 86, of Kahala, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Robert Tully, daughter Donna Reid-Hayes, brother James Beatty and three grandchildren. Private services and burial. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Dorothy Rosado
April 27, 2012
Dorothy Rosado, 75, of Pearl City died at home. She was born in Hawi, Hawaii. She is survived by son Derrick, daughter Roxane Martinez, sisters Antonelle "Margie" Gutierres and Frances Bohol, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m to noon Saturday at Calvary Chapel-West Oahu, Ewa Beach (across McDonald's). Services: 10:45 a.m.

Melecia Dumawal Roxas
April 12, 2012
Melecia Dumawal "Miling" Roxas, 77, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance employee at McDonald's in Kahala, died in Honolulu. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Lolito, son Edgardo, daughters Evelyn Roxas-Andam and Leonida Roxas-Sereno, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Kathleen Saeko Sakuma
April 17, 2012
Kathleen Saeko "Kat" Sakuma, 57, of Waipahu, an accountant, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Stan and sister Sharon Matsuoka. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ellen Bestamente Sanoria
April 27, 2012
Ellen Bestamente "Celine" Sanoria, 81, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired housekeeper at Hilo Lagoon Hotel and flower harvester at Orchids of Hawaii, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Lawrence; daughters Cheryl Ann Takano, Darlene Hirano and Betty Dikito; brother Victor Bestamente; sister Sarah Aniban; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pahoa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahoa Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

Calsey Brian Nobuyuki Santos
May 1, 2012
Calsey Brian Nobuyuki Santos, 31, of Kaumana, Hawaii, a Harner Wall Systems labor supervisor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Aidan, father Christopher B., mother Charlene A. Cockett, brother Christopher B.N. and grandparents Nobuo and Jane Awa. Private services.

Iwao Shimizu
April 20, 2012
Iwao Shimizu, 89, of Hilo, a retired Jack's Tours tour bus driver, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Kona. He is survived by sons Charles, Steve and Richard; daughter Ilene Onishi; brothers Hideo, Mitsuo and Steve; and sisters Momoyo Maehira, Sue Tanaka and Betty Morioka. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Maria Jusitina Sio
April 22, 2012
Maria Jusitina Sio, 58, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Salelologa, Western Samoa. She is survived by son Sone Tauanuu; daughter Dorothy Tauanuu; brothers Tovio, Ilalio, Iosefo, Teofilo, Patolo, Alefosio and Paulo; and sisters Sesilia, Peka, Pina and Valelia. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Thomas Kaimi Spinney
May 6, 2012
Thomas Kaimi Spinney, 54, of Waimea, Hawaii, a carpentry and landscaping worker, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Minnie; son Jonathan; daughter Leslie-Ann; brothers Alfred and Howard; and sisters Demeatrice and Lorna Spinney, Sandy Lippertz and Faith Taketa. Scattering of ashes services to be announced at a later date.

Virginia Alice Swartz
May 11, 2012
Virginia Alice Swartz, 98, of Hauula, a buyer at Bullocks Retail Department Store, died in Hauula. She was born in Nebraska. She is survived by son Bob, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kashiko Tomomitsu
May 1, 2012
Kashiko "Candy" Tomomitsu, 81, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Community Action Program Senior Community Service Employment Program office clerk, died. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sister Jessie Okuhara. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lorenzo Tagaca Villaluz
April 11, 2012
Lorenzo Tagaca Villaluz, 56, of Lahaina, a former irrigation worker at Maui Land & Pineapple Co., died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Julita; son Loren; daughters Joy, Lorelei, Renjee and Jeanelle; brother Quirino; and sisters Marina Hernandez, Victoria De Jesus, Cleta Tagalicud, Martalina Pinera and Zosima Salvador. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina. Mass: 7 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date in Dingras. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Benjamin Villar
April 7, 2012
Benjamin "Ben" Villar, 77, of Waipahu, an Army retiree who served in the Korean conflict and a U.S. Postal Service retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son James, daughter Joann, brother Davin, sisters Nora Ambrocio and Dolores "Dolly" Villar, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Christina Eharis Villiarimo
April 27, 2012
Christina Eharis Villiarimo, 80, of Hana, Maui, died at home. She was born in Hana. She is survived by sons Barry, Brian, Benjamin and Puna; daughter Claudia Kalaola; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Chapel. Additional services: 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Church, Hana. Mass to follow.

Louis Watson Jr.
April 23, 2012
Louis "Louie" Watson Jr., 71, of Kaneohe died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Louis K. III, sister Ruth Fernandez and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Saturday at Heeia Kea Pier, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

Henry Yeitoku Yamaguchi
April 26, 2012
Henry Yeitoku Yamaguchi, 79, of Kaneohe, an Air National Guard retiree, died in Kailua. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Evalyn, son Kyle, daughter Shauna and brother Willis. Private services.

Harold Kong Yap
April 24, 2012
Harold Kong Yap, 64, of Kula, Maui, a former Maui Land & Pineapple Co. employee and retired construction laborer at Cramer's Construction Co., died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cynthia M.U., sons Hanley K. and Harold K., daughters Shannon D. and Shanelle U., hanai daughter Makana L. Sundberg-Villiarimo, brother Randolph, sisters Gladys Teixeira and Mildred Kauhi, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Susie C. Yap
April 21, 2012
Susie C. Yap, 101, of Kaneohe, a Moana Surfrider Hotel housekeeper, died in Pohai Nani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Rudy, sister Betty Ho, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Shikumi Yoshida
April 13, 2012
Shikumi "Shik" Yoshida, 89, of Honolulu, a retired federal government contract specialist and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian, son Scott, daughters Colleen Rohozinski and Lori Wolff, brother Clement and five grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.






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