For Friday, June 15, 2012
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 15, 2012
Lai Fong Ching
June 1, 2012
Lai Fong Ching, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Chung Shan, Canton, China. She is survived by daughter Jackie Lai. three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.<t-4h95z9.2f"Cheltenham-Bold">
Epifania Palacay Curammeng
June 7, 2012
Epifania Palacay Curammeng, also known as "Fanny" and "Paning," 80, of Makaweli, Kauai, a Kay O'Kauai and Iolani Sportswear seamstress, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughters Esther V. Carpenter, Elmafania Curammeng, Norma Lynn Browning, Mercedes M. Fujimura and Maryalice Curammeng-Park; hanai daughters Dina Hall and Diane White; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Leonardo G. Espinueva
May 16, 2012
Leonardo G. "Espi" Espinueva, 85, of Aiea, a Hawaiian Electric Co. retiree, died in Waipahu. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Tiki, Stephen, Dexter and Lester; daughters Trudy L. Arakaki, Lei Endo and Puanani Claveran; brothers Francisco "Jackie" and Domingo; 21 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Lorraine Katsue Fujimoto
May 12, 2012
Lorraine Katsue Fujimoto, 93, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Glenn and Wayne, brother Tatsuto Harada, sisters Jane Nakagawa and Yoshika Kami, and two grandchildren. Private services.
Janet Harue Fukunaga
June 7, 2012
Janet Harue Fukunaga, 85, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Keaau. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Clarence M., sons Carlton and Keith, sisters Michiko Oyama and Umeyo Hayashida, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
Rufina Tactay Garcia
May 22, 2012
Rufina Tactay Garcia, 88, of Kaneohe died in Kaneohe. She was born in Cabugao, Philippines. She is survived by husband Rosauro F.; sons Rosauro Jr., Fernando T., Ramon and Angel; daughters Corazon Cabrera, Carolina Villamayor, Josephine Cadiz and Mercedes Garcia; 25 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Sadao Herbert Hirakawa
June 2, 2012
Sadao Herbert Hirakawa, 79, of Pearl City, a retired Hickam Air Force Base maintenance foreman and an Air Force retiree, died. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Nobue; sons Chris and Stanley; brothers Takeo, Yutaka and George; sisters Betty Higa and Asayo Nishihara; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Betty Yoneko Take Hsu
May 3, 2012
Betty Yoneko Take Hsu, 84, of Mililani, formerly of Okinawa, died in Mililani. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband David, sons Douglas and Mitchell Y. Shue, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m.
May 29, 2012
Yoshio Ichiyama, 95, of Honolulu, a Lewers & Cooke sales representative and an Army veteran, died in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Chikayo, sons Scott T. and Blake S. and sister Ruth F. Private services.
Aiko T. Ida
June 5, 2012
Aiko T. Ida, 79, of Kaneohe died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Yamagata, Japan. She is survived by sons Anthony and Arthur Camp, and Michael and Richard Ida; daughter Lorraine Shimokawa; brothers Yoshimi Takata and Yoshinori Wada; sisters Chiyoko Mense and Toshiko Saito; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Frances Foon Kyau Jay
March 7, 2012
Frances Foon Kyau Jay, 75, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Russell, Vernon and Michael; daughter Susan Ishizu; brother William Hew; sisters Christine Uyehara, Aileen Gok, Florence Ching, Annie Hew and Barbara Hakim; and two grandchildren. Private services.
Donna Marie Joiner
June 8, 2012
Donna Marie Joiner, 50, of Ewa Beach, a registered nurse at Straub Clinic & Hospital, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Alan J.; brothers Stanley, Jerry and Donald Viquelia; and sisters Anita Salvador, Geraldine Bolosan and Debbie Zanders. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Joseph Lawrence K. Kamai Sr.
May 13, 2012
The Rev. Joseph Lawrence K. Kamai Sr., 81, of Kapolei, a retired Honolulu Police officer, a Victoria Ward security retiree and a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Donald J., Joseph Jr., Kevin and Jonny; daughter Sharon Fujii; brother Rocky; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
June 5, 2012
Mitsugi Kobayashi, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii state auto mechanic, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son Dean, daughter Christine, brother Harry and sister Lillian. Private services.
Lawrence Kai Keong Lam
June 1, 2012
Lawrence Kai Keong Lam, 58, of San Francisco, a Visa associate tech support analyst, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jason, Steven and Leland; brothers Albert and Peter; and sister Virginia. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday. Services: 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Heart Association. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
James Hiroshi Matsunaga
May 31, 2012
James Hiroshi Matsu-naga, 88, of Honolulu, a retired recreational director for the U.S. Pacific Fleet submarine force special services and the city Department of Parks and Recreation, and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice N., son Douglas H., daughters Adele N. Kim and Susan L. Matsunaga, and sisters Mary Kishimoto and Alice Toyama. Private services.
Donald Beach McGinnis
June 5, 2012
Donald Beach "Dongo" McGinnis, 84, of Maalaea, Maui, a retired self-employed contractor and a Navy veteran who served on the USS Missouri during World War II, died at home. He was born in Lima, Ohio. He is survived by wife Barbara; sons Michael, Timothy, Thomas and Kelly; sister Peggy Anderson; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Finau Fatafehi Namoa
June 4, 2012
Finau Fatafehi Namoa, 71, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., died in Lake Elsinore. He is survived by wife He'ione V.; son Siaki; daughters Afu H. N. Taufa, Losana T. N. Hala and Litia M. and Ofa T. U. Namoa; brothers Solomone, Fevaleaki T., Vilisoni and the Rev. Tevita L.; sisters Losimani C. Vane, Ana M. Vea, Taufa I.K.H. Mafi, Salote F. Uhila, Fuatofa V. Sa and Ofa K. Taufa; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. today and 8 a.m. Saturday at Ala Lani Methodist Church, Kahului. Services: 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
May 13, 2012
Maria "Mia" Rodrigues, 37, of Wahiawa, a Seal Masters of Hawaii administrative assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lucan K., sons Xavion Goings-Yoro and Legend Rodrigues, daughter Michilynn Yoro-Roque and mother Aurora Yoro. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Wake services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Julia Rodrigues Rosado
May 30, 2012
Julia Rodrigues Rosado, 89, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Hospice in Ewa Beach. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Anna Alcantra, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Israel Ikaika Rozkiewicz
May 27, 2012
Israel Ikaika Rozkiewicz, 31, of Kailua-Kona, a musician, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tawny, daughter Izzy-Ann M., and sisters Bernadette Urban, Rozlyn and Nani Rozkiewicz and Johnelle Beach. Visitation at noon today at A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home, Kailua-Kona. Graveside services at a later date.
Charlotte Jean Thompson
June 4, 2012
Charlotte Jean Thompson, 96, of Kilauea, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in New Castle, Pa. She is survived by daughters Margaret Ann Thompson and Suzanne T. Pond, brothers Robert and William Confer, and two grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date in Kilauea.
June 2, 2012
Kikuji Tojio, 87, of Honolulu, a retired taxicab driver, an Army veteran and an honorary member of the 100th Infantry Veterans Club, died. He was born in Kukaiau-Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Edward A. and sisters Toshie T. Fukushima and Nancy Kegami. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Janet Fujiye Uehara
May 11, 2012
Janet Fujiye Uehara, 89, of Waipahu, a retired McInerny Co. cosmetics buyer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Bryan, daughters Geraldine Nagatoshi and Nadine Okumura, brothers Takeshi and Kenji Ii, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
May 31, 2012
Fumiko Upshaw, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired Hyatt Hotel seamstress, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Kimberly, Idaho. She is survived by daughters Linda Knock and Tina Roback, brothers Joseph and Jiro Muratsuchi, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Troy Dennis Vail
June 6, 2012
Troy Dennis Vail, 55, of Kailua-Kona, a retired truck driver and co-owner of the former Salty Waters Business, died in Life Care Center of Kona. He was born in New York City. He is survived by wife Doreen, son Robert McClay, daughters Nicole Vail and Kerry Reeves, a brother, two sisters and eight grandchildren. Private services.