For Monday, May 28, 2012
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2012
James Polani Ahu
May 6, 2012
James Polani "Kimo"Ahu, 71, of Moaula,Kau, Hawaii, a retired county Department of Parks and Recreation supervisor, died at home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by son Iokepa; daughters Kimela Ahu, Dallas Olivera, Laurie Ann Mahelona, Shannon Alcoran and Kaleo Alexander; brother Robert Jr.; sister Lorraine Pestano; and nine grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Saturday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass:10 a.m. Casual attire.
May 3, 2012
Joseph Ahuna, 68, of Indio, Calif., a key grip for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 80, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan M.; son Joseph D. "Kawika"Jr.; daughters Joelle Lee and Michelle "Kahea" Ching; brothers Dickie, Archie and Walter Ahuna and Pachec Yamashiro; sisters Doreen Bell, Jo-Ann Carreira, Leimamo Pua, Patsy Kaina, Piilani Tanaka, Donalyn Naihe and Corinne Ahuna; and eight grandchildren. Visitation:10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Mass:12:45 p.m. Aloha attire.
Marino Javier Cabo
April 17, 2012
Marino Javier "Pinong" Cabo, 75, of Wahiawa, a retired Precision Industries shop foreman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosita P., sons Joey and Benny, daughters Noralyn Cabo and Charlene Dayacos, brothers Constantino and Domindor, and seven grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at MililaniMortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation:8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Carl Clayton Christensen Sr.
April 5, 2012
Carl Clayton Christensen Sr., 59, of Waianae, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 72 rigger and Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cecilia L.; sons Carl C. Jr., Clint C. and Caje C.; daughters Carla C. Burke and Cary C. Moniz; father Robert Sellers; brothers Reynold Mershon, Robert Joe Sellers and Paul, Bobby and Billy Christensen; sisters Ocie Kuhaulua and Lilly Armitage; 12 grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Services held.
Luella Lou Lei Kama Cunningham
May 16, 2012
Luella Lou Lei Kama Cunningham, 58, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a waitress in the Queen's Court Restaurant, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, died at home. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by son Duane Jr.; daughters Shan Yoshioka, Kuualoha Macanas and Keala Enos; brother Hollis Kama; sisters Emma Correa and Edna Kama; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Mokuola Ball Room at Hilo HawaiianHotel. Celebration of life:11 a.m. Casual attire.
May 12, 2012
Keida Fukushima, 90, of Hilo, formerly of Hakalau, Hawaii, a retired welder for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., died in Hilo Medical Center. He is survived by wife Setsuko, son Ken, sister Margaret Nicholson and three grandchildren. No services.
Nadinn Merle Nohealani Kiaha Gomes
May 13, 2012
Nadinn Merle Nohealani Kiaha Gomes, 62, of Waianae, a seminary teacher for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at home. She was born inHonolulu. She is survived by husband Domingo L.; son Domingo E.K.; daughters Shawn U. Orzechowski and Cheri L. Gomes-Larita; brothers Rupert D., Hansen K. and Manuel L. Kiaha; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center. Services:10:30 a.m. Casual attire.
Esther Yurie Hajiro
May 12, 2012
Esther Yurie Hajiro, 92, of Waipahu, a retired housekeeping staff member for various hotels, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son Glenn F.; brothers Kenji and Stanley Yamada; sisters Susie Hara, Judy Tateishi and Lorraine Davis; and a grandchild. Visitation:3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:4 p.m. Aloha attire.
Earl Lloyd Hollingsworth
April 14, 2012
Earl Lloyd Hollingsworth, 82, of Mililani, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant and former Volkswagen of America manager, died in Mililani.He was born in Atlanta, Kan. He is survived by wife Betty, sons Clinton and Dean, daughter Karen Lockhart, sister Betty Jo Ankron, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at MililaniMortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
May 8, 2012
Hemenis "Norman" Ilac, 87, of Banning, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Waikiki Food Pantry security guard and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Banning. He was born in North Hilo. He is survived by sons Bernal M. Ilac and Kalei Campbell; daughters Evelyn Kringen, Suzette Pico and Kathryn Ussery; sisters Kay Acoba and Rose Meyer; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:45 a.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual or aloha attire. Online condolences at borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Friday.
Reynold Mitoshi Kaetsu
Feb. 21, 2012
Reynold Mitoshi "Pops" Kaetsu, 70, of Hilo, a retired Eagle Distributors truck driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Cynthia, son Reynold M., daughter Dr. Raechel Torres, brothers Elmer Yada and Melvin Kaetsu, sisters Florence Kitamura and Elaine Yano, and two grandchildren. Visitation:3 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services:4 p.m. Casual attire.
Wayne Francis Kamahele
April 6, 2012
Wayne Francis Kamahele, 57, of Elkton, Md., a retired Army Ranger, died in Elkton. He was born in Austin, Texas. He is survived by wife Ronda; daughters Nikki and Sarah Kamahele and Kathryn Kajioka; mother Betty; sisters Janyce Kamahele and Sharon Kamahele-Toriano; and two grandchildren. Services held in Elkton. Private scattering of ashes to be held in Hawaii.
Tessie C. Kami
April 26, 2012
Tessie C. Kami, 85, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Health secretary, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Kent, Bert, Kelvin and Paul; brother Masao Chinen; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
May 12, 2012
Yoshiko Kamioka, 102, of Honolulu, a retired Standard Trading Co. corporate officer/co-founder, died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Jiro and Edwin, daughters Doris D. Dudley and June Kamioka-Fuller, sister Sonoko Kadooka, nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.
April 20, 2012
Haruyo Kaneshiro, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Lynette Young; brothers Kenneth, Stanley, James and Glenn Zukeran; sister Shizuko Nakama; and three grandchildren. Private services.
HenryAbraham Kawaakoa Jr.
May 6, 2012
Henry Abraham "Jay" Kawaakoa Jr., 44, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a commercial fisherman and heavy equipment operator for Hamakua Sugar Co., HawaiianLinen Supply, Loeffler Construction, Puna Certified Nursery and Kaiulani 4 LLC, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carolene "Carol"; son Hananiah; hanai sonKainalu L.; daughter Jaylene; brothers Peter, Reuben and Kaiser Piilani, and Michael Gooman; hanai brothers Prescott Kawalima and John Ramos; and sisters Bobbin Poaha, Emerald "Dolly" Maka, Hattie Seals, Sonja Miranda-Rivas, Roxanne Spatz and Shannon Kawaakoa. Services:noon Saturday at Pohoiki Beach Park with potluck luncheon. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.
Gordon Kunio Kawasaki
April 21, 2012
Gordon Kunio "Kuni" Kawasaki, 68, of Aiea, a retired Hawaii state Capitol groundskeeper, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Ethel Y.; brothers Harvey H. Kawasaki and Todd T., Dick M. and Reynolds C. Eshima; and sister Diane M. Heirakuji. Visitation:2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Lloyd K. Kusunoki
May 3, 2012
Lloyd K. Kusunoki, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Windward Toyota auto salesman, died in Pearl City. He was born in North Kona, Kahaluu, Hawaii. He is survived by son Erik, daughter Kathy Kobayashi, brother Jerry, sister Helen and four grandchildren. Private services.
Kevin James Lioen
May 17, 2012
Kevin James Lioen, 57, of Kihei, Maui, died at home. He was born in Scott County, Iowa. He is survived by son Michael, daughter Anna, parents Ed and Joan, brother Mark, sister Therese Bloom and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Lieu Tien Mai
April 18, 2012
Lieu Tien Mai, 92, of Kaneohe, a domestic engineer, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Haiphong, North Vietnam. She is survived by son Richard Wong; daughters Fanny Wong and Tanya and Michelle Huynh, Lianne Tam and Charlene Tran; and three grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Buddhist services. Burial:11 a.m. at HawaiianMemorial Park Cemetery.
Dorothy S. Mayeda
May 5, 2012
Dorothy S. Mayeda, 90, ofHilo, a Watumull's saleswoman, a waitress at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course restaurant and homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Peter Okutani, stepsons Steven and Wayne, stepdaughters Loreli Eberhardt and Faye Young, brothers Tadao and Harry M. Kimura, 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation:2:30 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services:3:30 p.m. No monetary offerings.
May 22, 2012
Brian Don McClenning, 58, of Mililani, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Jacksonville, Ill. He is survived by wife Una, sons Brandon and Michael, daughter Melissa Finch, mother Patsy J. and sister Sherie Colesberry. Services:3 p.m. Wednesday at Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel, 1790 Bougainville Loop, Honolulu. Committal services:11 a.m. June 5 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Incorrect information given in an obituary Saturday.
Charles Yosei Nakamatsu
May 7, 2012
Charles Yosei Nakamatsu, 91, of Ewa Beach, a retired welder from the Plumber & Fitters Union Local 675, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Toyoko, daughter Lynn, brothers Thomas and Norbert, and sisters Florence Sato and Charlotte and Anna Oshiro. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
May 4, 2012
Masao Oshiro, 78, of Honolulu, a retired SM Sakamoto carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Jane M., son Carey, daughters Shelley Oshiro and Shannon Tolentino, brother Joe, sisters Margaret Fujita and Betty Keen, and a grandchild. Private services.
Nita Oana Paulino
April 28, 2012
Nita Oana Paulino, 60, of Ewa Beach, a certified nurse's assistant with Elderly Care Resources, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Joey, brothers Willie and Geimi Oana, and sister Miriam Villanueva. Visitation:6 p.m. Sunday at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation:10 a.m. June 4 at the church. Services:11 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences:www.hawaiimemorialparkmortuary.com.
May 20, 2012
Benjamin Rodrigues, 83, of Hilo, a retired KTASuper Stores seafood cutter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Mark, brothers Joseph and Abraham, and three grandchildren. Private services.
Valerie Pascual Rombaoa
April 27, 2012
Valerie Pascual Rombaoa, 91, of Wahiawa, a retired Wahiawa General Hospital employee, died in Waipahu. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by sons Samuel and Catalino Jr., and four grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Apostles & Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Mass:9:30 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Lorna Emi Saito
May 22, 2012
Lorna Emi Saito, 69, of Haiku, Maui, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Susan Kozawa, sister Karen Kurihara and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
April 14, 2012
Takeo Saito, 87, of Honolulu, a retired state custodian and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company G, died in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Harriet H.; son Dale; brothers Miyoshi and Herbert; sisters Yvonne Yamasaki, Dorothy Choo and Elaine Chang; and two grandchildren. Private services.
Darren Takeshi Sakai
May 24, 2012
Darren Takeshi Sakai, 46, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, formerly of Hilo, a Coastal Wine & Spirits key account manager, died at home.He was born in Compton, Calif. He is survived by wife Lora, parents Nagao and Fumii, brother Donald and sisters Barbara Miloe and Beverly Sakai-Giddens. Celebrate of life:5 p.m. Sunday at Anaehoomalu Bay, including a "paddle-out" scattering ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Darren Sakai Trust, P.O. Box 385775, Waikoloa, HI96738.
Alma Masaye Sakata
May 17, 2012
Alma Masaye Sakata, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Housing Authority clerk, died in Waipahu. She is survived by husband George, son Dwayne, brothers Wendell and George Tomimoto, and two grandchildren. Visitation:10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services:11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Reginald Sadao Sugano
May 19, 2012
Reginald Sadao Sugano, 68, of Honolulu, formerly of Monterey, Calif., a Great Lines Hawaii owner, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Jerome, Ark. He is survived by wife Sheila T., daughter Tisha Ann, brother Brian and sister Paulette Walker. Private services.
April 29, 2012
Mitoshi "Miki" Tanaka, 83, of Waianae, a retired J.M. Tanaka Construction clerk, died at home. She was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Lance M. and Randall M., daughters Georgette T. and Deborah, and two grandchildren. Visitation:1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Francis William Torres
April 20, 2012
Francis William Torres, 77, of Wailuku, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. production engineer, died in Indianapolis. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Charlotte; sons Michael and Jeffrey; daughters Francine Corsaro and Kathy Torres; sisters Eleanor Martin, Mary Jane Arpin, Marilyn Lajara and Verena Alexander; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 29 at Christ the King Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.