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Obituaries

For Tuesday, June 26, 2012


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Brittany Jade Fuerte Castaneda
June 7, 2012
Brittany Jade Fuerte Castaneda, 22, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Ziarie J.K.F. Saplan; mother Aurea F.; sisters Deslynn A. and Chazlyn F.; stepbrother Jaisen Garcia; stepsister Zyrae Garcia; and grandparents Cleotilde Castaneda, Clara Ann Fuerte and Prodincio Fuerte. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Kazuko Shikuma Ching
June 12, 2012
Kazuko Shikuma "Kay" Ching, 85, of Honolulu, a social worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Jeffrey and Melvin; daughters Donna and Deborah Ching, and Sandra Kimura; brothers Jiro, Miki and Takao Shikuma; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:45 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers or monetary offerings, donations suggested to Kalihi YMCA.

Cecil John Hagedorn
June 15, 2012
Cecil John "Seisi" Hagedorn, 76, of Fagaalu, Samoa, died in Honolulu. He was born in Saleufi, Apia, Western Samoa. He is survived by sons Einstein and Kurt; daughters NeeLun Navarrete and Neemoe Hagedorn; sisters Loretta Schmidt, Nora Kalilimoku, Renee Hagedorn and Mae Duckworth; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Maxine Lin On Ikehara
May 16, 2012
Maxine Lin On Ikehara, 57, of Ewa Beach, a Holomua Elementary School clerk, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Craig; son Kevin Johnson; daughters Rachel and Kristen; father Howard Kam; mother Eleanor Kam; brothers Howard Jr., James, Calvin and Jeffrey Kam; sister Elaine Akau; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Egon N. Kalama
June 14, 2012
Egon N. Kalama, 90, of Honolulu, an antenna rigger at Pearl Harbor, federal government employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Koblenz, Germany. He is survived by wife Rose K., and sisters Helen K. Silva and Hazel N. Bishaw. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

Yong Man Kim
June 12, 2012
Yong Man Kim, 58, of Honolulu, a Shon's Auto Body repairman, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Pusan, Korea. He is survived by wife Hae Suk, sons Rodney S. and Reuben S., brothers Yong Chol and Yong Kwan, sister Eun Ok and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

Francis C.L. Leong
June 18, 2012
Francis C.L. Leong, 80, of Honolulu, a Matson container supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hannah Kwock, sons Aaron and Brian, daughter Terri-Ann, brother Ronald and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Services at noon. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Robert Duane Lowe
June 25, 2012
Robert Duane Lowe, 86, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired carpenter, died at Garden Isle Healthcare. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by son Robert K. "Bobby" Mariano, daughter Patricia Fermazin, caregiver and grandchild Tabitha Long, four other grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Pavilion, Hanapepe. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

Barbara Leilani Hopu Mateo-Kihano
June 11, 2012
Barbara Leilani Hopu Mateo-Kihano, 69, of Kaneohe, a Navy Public Works Center retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Percy Kihano, daughter Michele Ostrowski, mother Esther Hopu, brother Hiram Hopu Jr., sisters Kuuleiminamina Mercado and Leinaala Chamberlin and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Dixon Yoshihiko Mugiishi
June 16, 2012
Dixon Yoshihiko Mugiishi of Honolulu, a retired insurance agent at Prudential and Atlas and an Army veteran, died at Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Doris, sons Kevin and Dr. Mark and brother Masami. Visitation: 5 p.m Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tsutomu Nakamura
June 4, 2012
Tsutomu "Tomu" Nakamura, 90, of Aiea, a retired American Mutual Group insurance agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by wife Tsuyuko, son Roy, daughters Esther Ajifu and Ruth Nakamura, brother Richard, sisters Aylene Nabeta and Elsie Asuka and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Thomas Tetsuo Oshiro
June 2, 2012
Thomas Tetsuo Oshiro, 71, of Honolulu, a retired vending facility specialist for the state Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Services for the Blind Branch-Employment Section, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Norma E., daughters Jodi Ann T. Nakaoka and Dr. Shari Ann T. Oshiro, brothers Ken and Henry, sister Kay Belleza and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Maile Y. Pang
June 13, 2012
Maile Y. "Gram" Pang, 73, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired head PBX operator at Mauna Kea Beach and Hapuna Beach hotels, died at home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband George Y.C.; sons Leonard, Jordan, Steven and George Y.K.; brothers Sonny and Albert Yangson; sister Napua Akamu; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Assembly of God Church. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Charles E. Pirga Sr.
May 17, 2012
Charles E. "Uncle Charley" Pirga Sr., 69, of Ewa Beach, a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. supervisor and Ewa Lighting Service Inc. licensed electrical contractor, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elmyra K.; sons Charles Jr., Ernest and Godwin Sr.; brothers Thaddeus Jr., James and Timothy; sisters Lani Goodman and Stasia Barcelona; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

James Kenso Sakai
June 12, 2012
James Kenso "Jimmy" Sakai, 84, of Honolulu, formerly of Washington, D.C., a senior executive for Sen. Daniel Akaka and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence T., daughters Colleen C. and Cheryl N., and brother George Nakagawa. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire.

Merna Lahela See
June 3, 2012
Merna Lahela See, 79, of Aiea, a Leong's Cafe cook, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Burt, Miles and Gary; daughters Victoria Liu, Dani Dee Asuncion and Dawn Gamponia; sister the Rev. Alberta P. Kalama; 27 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information for an obituary published Sunday.

Ruth Ayako Tamanaha
June 10, 2012
Ruth Ayako Tamanaha, 79, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Seigi; son Lee; brothers James, John and Raymond Oshiro; and sisters Janet Tamashiro, Jane Otoshi and Irene Sakima. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sione Maligi Uta
June 12, 2012
Sione Maligi Uta, 47, of Kapolei died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Blossom L.; son John A.; daughter Leilani M.A. Paonessa; father Maligi; brothers Leamanaia "Joe," Ernest M., Maligi S. Jr. and Herman Uta, Darrell Meacham and James Keanu; sisters Brenda M. Uta, Mary Jackson and Fiamaua Taaga; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Jane Junko Wakamiya
May 14, 2012
Jane Junko Wakamiya, 47, of Honolulu, a dental assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Amy M., brother Walden and sister Diane Shinoyama. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Jay Akio Yamafuji
June 11, 2012
Jay Akio Yamafuji, 55, of Waipahu, a Hyatt Regency Hotel massage therapist, died in Aiea. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Miyoko, son Micah, daughter Jaycie, mother Fumiko, brother Guy and sisters Joy Shigemasa and Gay Yamafuji. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. No flowers.

Ichiro Yamaguchi
June 20, 2012
Ichiro Yamaguchi, 89, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Parker Ranch retiree and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Makahalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Alice K., son Craig K., daughter Dee, brother Saburo, sisters Satoe "Panzy" Miyamoto and Alma Murabayashi, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.






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