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Obituaries

For Tuesday, May 15, 2012


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LAST UPDATED: 03:09 p.m. HST, May 15, 2012



Leona K.L. Au
April 29, 2012
Leona K.L. Au, 74, of Santa Clara, Calif., and Honolulu died in Santa Clara. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wilfred K.M., daughter Wilna Y.Q. Fong, mother Helena D. Sue, sister Rowena S. Chow and a grandchild. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Brian Robert Chang
April 29, 2012
Brian Robert Chang, 60, of Laie, a retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charmaine, sons Brason "Kai-O" and Joaquin "JC" II, daughter Imiponomuanaaupunimoiokalani Origel, father Joaquin, brothers Bertram Kaleihoku and Bradley Pane, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 1st Ward Chapel. Services at noon. Cremation to follow.

Sharlene Pua Rose Chang
May 2, 2012
Sharlene Pua Rose "Shaun" Chang, 65, of Honolulu, a retired MTL bus driver, died in Liliha Health Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Donald; sisters Lena Palama, Priscilla Leitgeb and Betty Chang; and caregiver Reba Tricebock. Visitation: 11 a.m. May 25 at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Raymond Chung
May 3, 2012
Raymond "Louie" Chung, 90, of Honolulu died in Maunalani Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Myung Ja, sons John and Paul, daughters Esther Tokihiro and Sarah Shimamoto, brother Andrew, sister Teresa Gregerson and five grandchildren. Private services.

Michael H. Cochran
May 3, 2012
Michael H. "Tutuman" Cochran, 72, of Hilo, a Federal Emergency Management Agency-Homeland Security disaster assistant, retired Hawaii County mass transit administrator and former Marine Corps bandsman, died in Hilo. He was born in Oakland, Calif. He is survived by wife Colleen K., sons David and Pono, daughters Kim Mercado and Michelle Tavares, hanai son Ka‘uhane Castro and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hilo Yacht Club. Sharing of memories: 1 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Robert A. Distiso
May 3, 2012
Robert A. "Bob" Distiso, 72, of Honolulu, a buyer/sales representative for ABI Hawaii, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waterbury, Conn. He is survived by daughters Deborah L. Childers and Dawn M. Takebayashi, stepdaughter Cheryl A. Sharkis, brother Franklin D., stepbrother William Raynor, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Keneke's Grill at Punaluu, 53-138 Kamehameha Highway. More information: www.kenekes.net. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masanori Hirayama
May 4, 2012
Masanori "Masa" Hirayama, 84, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired farmer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ninole, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Ernie, Mel and Edward; sisters Aiko Odo and Kay Kagawa; and caregiver Riannalyn Handy. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Tsutomu Hironaga
April 28, 2012
Tsutomu "Tom" Hironaga, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Boeing Aerospace aeronautical engineer and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

Norman Duke Kapuniai
May 8, 2012
Norman Duke Kapuniai, 71, of Waimea, Hawaii, a rancher and crane operator, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marion K., sons D. Taylor and Brad P., daughter Lilia K., brother Glenn T., sister Sharon G. Pang, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kapiolani Road, Waimea. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Lei welcome.

Hubert Nakaiewalu Kekua Sr.
April 13, 2012
Hubert Nakaiewalu "Sonny" Kekua Sr., 81, of Hauula, a retired city driver and a National Guard veteran, died in Kahuku. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cornelia, sons Patrick N. and Hubert N. Jr., sister Mercy Castillo, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hauula Congregational Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Edna Fumie Kitamori
April 30, 2012
Edna Fumie Kitamori, 90, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by brothers Kenichi, Tsuneo and Kazuyuki Watanabe; and sister Gail T. Endo. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eddie Arthur Lawson Jr.
May 6, 2012
Eddie Arthur Lawson Jr., 77, of Kapolei, a retired Navy petty officer first class and a state Department of Transportation Harbor Police retiree, died. He was born in Osierfield, Ga. He is survived by wife Hamako, son Dwayne E. and sister Willie Mae Jaudon. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services and inurnment to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

Lily Tom Liu
March 24, 2012
Lily Tom Liu, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. executive secretary, died in Hale Ola Kino. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Brenda Liu and Lorene Liu-Fajota, brother Chester Tom and four grandchildren. Private services.

Satoru Masuda
May 5, 2012
Satoru Masuda, 84, of Lihue, a retired Kauai County accountant, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by son Eric, daughter Debbie Harris, sister Setsuko Nozoe and five grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

James Miner
April 6, 2012
James Miner, 50, of Maui, a Dollar Rental Agency driver, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Steven, Samuel and Joseph "Bozo" Miner, Richard Luke and Chester Hoapili; and sisters Stephanie and Faith Miner, Annette Naba and Louise Auwae. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at SGI Buddhist Learning Center, 810 Kolu St., Wailuku. No flowers.

Nancy Aiko Okuma
April 26, 2012
Nancy Aiko Okuma, 85, of Honolulu died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by sons Carl, Conrad and Greg; daughters Evelyn Okuma and Anita Okino; brothers Mitsuo Nakasone, and Eizo, Harry and George "Masa" Nohara; sister Marie "Hiroko" Ishibashi; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Melvin J. Padello
April 18, 2012
Melvin J. Padello, 68, of Waipahu, a University of Phoenix professor, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara J.; son Cary K.J.; daughter Cara Lynn K. Baclaan; brothers Dennis, Steven and Wayne; sisters Bernadette Lau and Lori Ann Jovero; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Quirino Rivera Pagaduan
April 1, 2012
Quirino Rivera "Inong" Pagaduan, 100, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Maid Co. truck driver, died in Waipahu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosario R. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Toshiyuki Takiguchi
May 9, 2012
Toshiyuki "Thomas" Takiguchi, 98, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by daughter Mary Philpott; brothers Walter T., Raymond K. and Herbert J.; and sisters Elsie K. Suda, Jean M. Burgess, Betty K. Kiesel and Lily S. Nakao. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alice Masae Terada
May 3, 2012
Alice Masae Terada, 83, of Honolulu, director of school for the Reading Center of Hawaii, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Harry T.; sons Keith and Lance; daughter Suzanne; brothers Arthur, Herbert and Allen Marutani; sister Amy Kubota; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Thomas Y. Teruya
April 10, 2012
Thomas Y. "Tom" Teruya, 94, of Kailua, a retired Tom's Auto Repair auto mechanic, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Glenn and Derrick; daughters Amy Sunaoka, Flora Sarae, Frances Richards and Debra Ogasawara; sister Marion Oshiro; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m at the park cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.






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