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Obituaries

For Monday, July 2, 2012


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Anna Aina
June 12, 2012
Anna Aina, 47, ofNaalehu, a retired Walmart retail clerk in California, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by husband Risiti S. Sr., son Risiti S. Jr., brother AntonioJudd and sisters Patricia Roberson and Linda Brooks. Visitation:8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ka‘u Ward, Naalehu. Services:10 a.m. Additional services:noon. Burial to follow atNaalehu Cemetery.

Ruth Asaye Araki
June 12, 2012
Ruth Asaye Araki, 90, of Hilo, a retired Naniloa Gift Shop store manager in Hilo, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by daughter Michelle Araki-Ikeda and two grandchildren. Visitation:2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Ernest James Bahm
May 20, 2012
Ernest James Bahm, infant son of Jerlee of Kaneohe, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Ethan Robertson, grandparents Simplicio Eludo Jr. and Rosalinda Parpan and great-grandparent Luz Javier. Visitation:5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu MemorialPark & Mortuary. Additional visitation:5 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Casual attire.

Raymond Augustine Basug
June 14, 2012
Raymond Augustine Basug, also known as "Ray" and "Pops," 70, of Waianae, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. foreman, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Julieana "Julie," son Clarence, daughters Dorene and Regina, stepson Mark Kekumu, stepdaughters Jeddie "Kaui" and Majet Kekumu, brother Herbert, sister Charlene Bandalan, 33 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Tomas Joseph Francisco Calapit
June 13, 2012
Tomas Joseph Francisco Calapit, 40, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a flower nursery employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by daughter Mary Jane; mother Flordelina; brothers Eugenio, Alfonso and John; and sisters Asuncion, Evelyn and Healani L. Visitation: 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahoa Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

Dr. Jacqueline Jean Wai Kin Chang
March 27, 2012
Dr. Jacqueline Jean Wai Kin "Jackie" Chang, 73, of San Francisco, a retired dentist in San Francisco, died in San Francisco. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Glenn K.L. and WesleyK.W. Visitation:9:45 a.m. Friday atDiamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Services:11:45 a.m. Graveside services:12:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.No flowers.

Jennie Kam Chock
June 8, 2012
Jennie Kam Chock, 104, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education elementary school teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Vernon Y.N., brother Danny Kam, sister Eunice Kong, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:15 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mercedes Soriano Collado
May 26, 2012
Mercedes Soriano "Mercy" Collado, 75, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Luna, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by sons Donald and Romeo, daughter Virginia Millerd, sister Dionesia Landingin and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 pm Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Rodrigo M. Dureg Sr.
May 18, 2012
Rodrigo M. Dureg Sr., 69, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Rodel and Rodrigo Jr., daughters Erlyne Tagayuna and Suerte Dureg, brother Alfredo, sisters Magdalena Acosta and Petra Salvador, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Faletufuga Faletufuga Jr.
June 12, 2012
Faletufuga Faletufuga Jr., 55, of Honolulu, a caregiver, died inthe Queen's Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by mother Foloolela T.; brothers Tiafau A.F. Asiata, Salatielu Faletufuga and Nofoalii, Toetu and Filemoni Fuifui; and sisters Lena Atiae, Fa'atuiolemotu Roberts and Susana Paopao. Visitation:9 a.m. Thursday at Pacific Islanders United Methodist Church. Services:10 a.m. Burial:noon at Valley of the Temples.

George Kwai Yen Yau Fu
May 29, 2012
George Kwai Yen Yau Fu, 79, of Honolulu, a journeyman electrician for IBEW Local 1186 and an Army veteran, died inHonolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Rachel K., sons George K.Y.Y. Jr., daughters Dr. Terrilyn H. Gauer, sisters Betty T. Nishimura and Loretta L.F. Ung and two grandchildren. Visitation:3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:4 p.m. Casual attire.

Concepcion Suniga Gambeng
June 28, 2012
Concepcion Suniga Gambeng, 87, of Lihue, a retired landscaper, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Franklin, Edwin and Jeffrey Sr.; daughters Leticia G. Gamiao, Nancy G. Cuadro, Marlyn G. Domingo and Evangeline Gambeng-Gasmen; sister Martina E. Saoit; 29 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date on Kauai. No flowers.

Vicente RamiroGuting Sr.
June 25, 2012
Vicente Ramiro Guting Sr., also known as "Robert" and "Bobby," 77, of Honolulu, a retired construction worker and Marine Corps veteran, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Vicente R. Jr., daughters Razalin Wright and Roberta Mapother, brothers Salvador "Greg"Guting, sisters Leona "Leo" Whitehead and Philomina "Mina"Correa, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation:11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:noon. Casual attire.

Francis Yoshinori Harada
May 31, 2012
Francis Yoshinori Harada, 95, of Kaneohe died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Wayne, daughter Elva Fontes and two grandchildren. Private services.

Lawrence Hussey
Nov. 8, 2011
Lawrence "Mac" Hussey, 66, of Elk Grove, Calif., a certified asbestos consultant, industrialist hygienist and partner at Action Environmental Management Services, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jan; sons Sonny and Michael; daughters Michele, Debbie and Sarah Hussey; brothers James, Leonard and Adrian; and sister Frances Rocha. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13 at Wailoa State Park Pavilion No. 3, Hilo. Blessing ceremony: 11:30 a.m. Refreshments to follow.

Roy Fujinori Ihori
June 21, 2012
Roy Fujinori Ihori, 94, of Honolulu, a retired J.M. Tanaka Construction welder, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Ronald K. and Raymond M., daughters Joan H. Rich, sisters Gladys Kuroda and Asayo Takaki, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kathleen Grace Ishol
June 25, 2012
Kathleen Grace Ishol, 80, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in De Smet, S.D. She is survived by sons Gene, Scott, Steve and John; daughter Janet; brother Frank Combs; sisters Dorothy Moskal and Mary Pollock; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

RodneyK. Kaikala
June 3, 2012
RodneyK. Kaikala, 53, of Waianae, a FCS Inc. truck driver, died in Waianae. He was born in Nanakuli. He is survived by wife Vanessa K.; sons Olu‘olu and Kai Boy; daughters Pua and Ka‘ala; mothers Lorraine Kaikala and Dixie Kalamau; brothers Richard, Randolph and Samuel Kaikala, Hawyn Jeremiah and John and Lance Kalamau and Daniel and William Kupa; sisters Precious Kaikala and Cassandra, Marla, Michele, Wendellyn and Marialena Kalamau; and five grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:2 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery.

Valerie Gene Kailimai
June 27, 2012
Valerie Gene "Aunty Val" Kailimai, 55, of Hilo, a homemaker and private child care provider, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jay; sons Topo and Kainoa; daughter Tynsl; brother Robert "Bo" Tai; sisters Brenda Bowman, Karen Moke and Toni Agpawa; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life at noon Saturday at the Nalani and Clayton Hose residence, 1486 Ala Kula St., Hilo. Casual attire. Call 315-7427.

Eleanor Kapapakaniau Kalama
June 30, 2012
Eleanor Kapapakaniau Kalama, 67, of Waimea, a homemaker and retired courtesy clerk, died at home. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sonsMatthew and Lincoln, daughters Genoa Kalama, brothers Martin and Leslie Purdy, sister Kulia Griffith, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Saturday atAnnunciation Catholic Church in Waimea, Hawaii. Services:10:30 a.m. Flowers welcome.

Earl SatoruKato
June 22, 2012
Earl Satoru Kato, 62, of Hilo, an Arakaki Mechanical machinist, died at home. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by mother Toshiko; brothers Stanley, Roy, Rex and Roger; and sisters Janice Kato and Rae Tamaribuchi. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services:10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sally Fusako Kawachi
April 17, 2012
Sally Fusako Kawachi, 84, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Soda Works accountant, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sister Beatrice U. Faioli. Services to be held Aug. 29.

Hanako Sagara Kimura
June 1, 2012
Hanako Sagara "Hilda"Kimura, 97, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Eric; daughters Arlene Kimura, Cheryl Uechi, Sharon Rodriguez and Patricia Kimura; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Clara Kobashigawa
June 7, 2012
Clara Kobashigawa, 86, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by husband Isamu, daughters Lorraine Asano and Doreen Higuchi, sister Betsy Oshiro and four grandchildren. Private services.

Amy Gamble Lannan
June 13, 2012
Amy Gamble Lannan, 95, of Hilo, a retired cattle rancher and co-founder of Tasha Ohana Animal Sanctuary in Hilo, died at home. She was born in McKeesport, Pa. She is survived by son Lance P., daughters Lucile Rosen and Laurie Lannan, brother Payton Gamble, six grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a stepgreat-grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to Tasha Ohana Animal Sanctuary, 374 Alaloa Road, Hilo, HI 96720.

Patrick Andrew Magallones
June 13, 2012
Patrick Andrew Magallones, 59, of Wahiawa, a General Dynamics systems administrator at Schofield Barracks and a Navy veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Julie, sons Andrew and Christopher, daughter Mary, mother Felicia and sisters Claudia Lee, Andrea Edinger and Lori Ann Cools. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass:9:30 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Fusae Marumoto
June 22, 2012
Fusae "Mildred" Marumoto, 88, of Aiea, a Dole Cannery retiree, died at home. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sisters Hatsue Yanagida and Kay K. Miyamasu. Private services. No monetary offerings.

AileenKikumi Matsunaga
June 9, 2012
Aileen Kikumi Matsunaga, 64, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Insurance & Guaranty senior underwriter, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Norman Higa, brother Fred Matsunaga and sister VivianYoshimitsu. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

David RushMiller
June 27, 2012
David Rush Miller, 70, of Pepeekeo,Hawaii, an English professor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and former chairman of the Humanities Division, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. He is survived by wife Martha, son Benjamin, daughters Ula Anderson and Leah McLeod, brothers Ted and Fritz, sister HeidiGross and four grandchildren. Visitation:4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services:5 p.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Kuikahi Mediation Center, 101 Aupuni St., Suite 1014B2, Hilo, HI96720.

Doris Y. Miyamoto
May 31, 2012
Doris Y. Miyamoto, 93, of Honolulu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jerry; daughters KarenHirao and Cathy Miyamoto; brothers Tsugio, Uichi, Yoshito and MasaruSakai; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Florence Lee Moikeha
June 22, 2012
Florence Lee Moikeha, 87, of Wailuku, a retired Grayline Maui clerk, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kauokalani and J. Holani, 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. July 13 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wailuku Ward. Services: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Helen Mitsue Nakagawa
June 19, 2012
Helen Mitsue Nakagawa, 82, of Honolulu, an American Insurance Co. underwriter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Jane T. Private services.

JudithAnn Leimomi Kepilino Ahia Oliveira
June 26, 2012
Judith AnnLeimomi Kepilino Ahia Oliveira, also known as AuntyMomi, 72, of Pahala, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sonDemetrius; daughters Norma Oliveira, Lovelyn Alapa‘i and Angie Avenue; brothers Don and Johnny Ahia; sister Jane Querubin; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Saturday at Pahala Club House on Maile Street, across from KAHU radio. Services:10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Stanley Toichi Omiya
June 24, 2012
Stanley Toichi Omiya, 83, of Honolulu, retired owner of 666 Industries Inc. and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Judy H., son Stanley T. Jr., daughters Sandee L. Bryan and Crystal L. Matsui, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Lisa Oshiro
June 8, 2012
Lisa Oshiro, 50, of Honolulu, a Punahou School administrator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Sacramento, Calif. She is survived by husband Jeffrey; daughters Abby and Grace, parents Ronald and Yvonne Yee, brother Derrick Yee and sisters Michele Young and Denise Yee. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Thurston Chapel at Punahou School. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

Jonah Louis Poaipuni Jr.
June 19, 2012
Jonah Louis Poaipuni Jr., 71, of Kula, Maui, a retired Goodfellow Brothers construction superintendent, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kula. He is survived by wife Eleanor; daughters Loriann and Leeann; brothers Allen, Russell and Roland "Choge"; sister Geraldine "Kuulei" Kalawaia; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Ethel Yoshiko Sudo
June 23, 2012
Ethel Yoshiko Sudo, 93, of Honolulu, retired owner of Industrial Welding, died at home.She was born inHonolulu. She is survived by daughters Nancy Tanimoto and Ellen Nishimura, sister Beatrice Toyama, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Emi Tamura
June 13, 2012
Emi Tamura, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Jeffrey, daughters Winona Sumida and Cheryl Wong, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to HawaiianHumane Society or Hui Ilio Hawaii.

Matagiolo Tigilau
June 13, 2012
Matagiolo Tigilau, 68, of Waimanalo, a retired federal firefighter, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Tau Manua, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Fua; sons Mathew and Matagiolo Jr.; daughters Sonja Okesene, Leua Gaisoa, Puniloa Chavira, Aiga and Debra Tigilau, Taufua Letalulacaran and Repeka Letalu; brothers Simona Taufua, Tigilau "Apelu" Tigilau, and Pulaa and Toetu Tuaoa; sisters Siumoo Letalu, Teletala Moeoge, Suasaa Gatoloai and Selina Afuola; 37 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Kaoru Yokoyama
June 18, 2012
Kaoru Yokoyama, 91, of Lahaina, a retired Pioneer Mill foreman, died in Lahaina. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brothers Takashi and Susumu. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Services: 11 a.m.

Eduardo Olegario Zabanal
June 26, 2012
Eduardo Olegario Zabanal, 59, of Kapolei, a self-employed attorney, died in the Queen's Medical Center.He was born in Daraga Albay, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leorosie N.; son Eduardo O.Jr.; daughters Shalimar, Angelica, Regina and Lorelei; mother Maria S.; brothers Josol, Jesus, Giovanni and Jose Jr.; and sisters Josefina Layug, Estrellita Zabanal, Evelyn Villanueva and Marilyn Quiros. Visitation:6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Jude Catholic Church. Services:7:30 p.m. Mass:8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church. Burial:11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.






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