For Tuesday, June 19, 2012
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 19, 2012
Antonio Rivera Acoba
May 31, 2012
Antonio Rivera "Tony" Acoba, 85, of Honolulu, a Hilton Hawaiian Village retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Carlota M., son Francisco, brother Dionicio and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Val V. Ambrosio
May 18, 2012
Val V. Ambrosio, 67, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Brenda M.; son Edgar; daughter Krista Templeton; mother Adelina; brothers Jerry, Alan, Ted and Len; sisters Rebecca Ambrosio, Perla Young, Myrna Boehning and Ruby Batalona; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.
Elijah Dee Makanikolonahe Evans
May 17, 2012
Elijah Dee Makanikolonahe Evans, 37, of Kailua, a carpenter, died in Aiea. He was born in Oklahoma City. He is survived by wife Moani M., sons Maika D. and Ethan D., father John D. and sisters Kyla Graham and Mia Evans. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at 55-137 Kamehameha Highway, Laie. Aloha attire.
Matthew Kalani Fragas
June 2, 2012
Matthew Kalani Fragas, 30, of Kaneohe, a federal firefighter and an Air Force Reserve veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nola, sons Zane and Duke, parents Mark and Trisha and brothers Kenny and Kristopher. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Friday at Kualoa Beach Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.
Helen Toyoko Fujita
May 12, 2012
Helen Toyoko Fujita, 89, of Honolulu, a Waialae Japanese School principal, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son James N., three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Feb. 6, 2012
Taneko "Dora" Hirakami, 95, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Raymond N., daughter Leatrice Y. Hayashi, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services held.
June 5, 2012
Josephine "Keala" Kaopuiki, 71, of Hilo, a homemaker and pastor at Gospel of the Alpha and Omega Church in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kalapana, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Alexander, son Joseph, hanai son Sidney Kamoku, hanai daughter Gayleen K. Roldan, brothers Peter and Harry Lee and sisters Anna Cordero and Gladys Lee. Visitation: 8 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
JohnBoyd Waianu Krause
June 3, 2012
JohnBoyd Waianu Krause, 19, of Hana, Maui, a Kipahulu Ohana Organization resource manager, died in Hana. He was born in Keanae, Maui. He is survived by parents Elroy and Dee Dee; brothers Toby, LeRoy "Pule" and Fabian "Ho‘i"; sister Britney "Kilani"; and grandparents LeRoy and Dorothy Krause, and John "Boy" and Lani Hanchett. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hana. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow in Puuiki Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Kassalee Kuulei Maio
May 20, 2012
Kassalee Kuulei "Kassie" Maio, 51, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Honolulu, a General Communication Inc. employee, died in Anchorage. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Henry C. Kassebeer, brother Chadman K. and sisters Prelldeen G. Hicks and Zenia K. Maio. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, 45-815 Pookela St. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
May 25, 2012
Gilbert Makua, 80, of Waimanalo, a Navy crane operator and an Army veteran, died in Waimanalo. He was born in South Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Kaipo Makua and Michael Naihe; daughters Manulani and Mahealani Makua, Napua Kepa and Puanani Torres; sisters Chrisanta Largo and Felicia Martinez; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.
Rosita Pigao Mariano
June 3, 2012
Rosita Pigao Mariano, 84, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Cecilio; sons Jesus and Carlos; daughters Anita Apdal, Gloria Javier and Memia Pfleegor; sister Rosita Pineda; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Lunch: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.
May 17, 2012
Francis "Lehua" Militante, 78, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, merchant seaman and Kalakaua Gym boxing trainer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Edi Tanaka, Georgette "Noelani" Militante, Georgene "Kehau" De Guzman, Karleen "Lehua" Agbayani and Karlette "Sui" Tario; brother Lehua Ritchie; and sisters Jane Chung and Maryann Boudreaux. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Community Church of Honolulu in Nuuanu. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.
The Rev. Margaret Kalani Mahi Naeole
June 6, 2012
The Rev. Margaret Kalani Mahi Naeole, 68, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, a minister at Ke Ola Mau Loa Church in Waimea, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers the Rev. Abraham, Jacob "Sonny Boy" and Paul; and sisters Elizabeth "Peka" Halualani, Dinah Kaikuana, Phoebe Hopfe and Katherine Mahi. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. June 29 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 9:30 a.m. Brunch to follow at the mortuary. Burial at noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
Lillian Hatsuki Noda
June 12, 2012
Lillian Hatsuki Noda, 86, of Hilo, a retired teacher at Keaau Elementary School and Hilo Union School, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Laura and Diane Noda, Karen Emerson and Sharon Kataoka; brother Raymond Tanaka; sisters Patsy Hirata and Leonora Tanaka; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Church of the Holy Cross, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.
Shandora Ulumahiehie Santos
May 26, 2012
Shandora Ulumahiehie Santos, 43, of Waipahu, a former employee at Tesoro Hawaii, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Peter and Carol, brothers Shenandoah, Shane and Peterson and sister Shani Ann. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at His Name Is Jesus Tabernacle, 94-321 Leonui St., Waipahu. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Arlene Mae Schakel
June 15, 2012
Arlene Mae Schakel, 87, of Omao, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Iowa. She is survived by son Kevin, daughters Raelene Brown, Jody Stillwell, Kathy Schafer and Jan Larsen, 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Private celebration of life.
Benjamin Sapinozo Somera
May 3, 2012
Benjamin Sapinozo Somera, 71, of Honolulu, a Hilton Hawaiian Village retiree, died at home. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Evangeline; daughters Imelda S. Lucy, and Bernadette and Veronica Somera; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.