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Obituaries

For Tuesday, July 10, 2012


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Akinori Furuta
June 7, 2012
Akinori Furuta, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Co. maintenance supervisor, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by son Melvyn, daughter Lynn Brechin, sister Kimiyo Ohta, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Beatrice Yurie Hagihara
June 14, 2012
Beatrice Yurie Hagihara, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ryan T., daughter Mae K. Ooka and three grandchildren. Private services.

Sally Naoko Higa
June 18, 2012
Sally Naoko Higa, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Waiahole Elementary School teacher, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Robert J.; sons Clyde and Scott; daughters Charlene Higa, Carolyn Roscoe, Cynthia Baptista and Maeva Mamiya; brother Paul Uyehara; sisters Kay Ajimine and Mary Kawahara; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire.

Jon Ioane
June 9, 2012
Jon "BigJon" Ioane, 43, of Waianae, a truck driver at Ameron and Hawaiian Cement, died in Waianae. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Paula, son Jonathan Jr., daughters Jaylin and Julie K., brothers John III and Jonah, and sisters Joanne N. Ioane, Joelynn Weatherholtz, Jocelynn Adams and Joycelynn McShane. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:45 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Raymond Philip Jackson
July 5, 2012
Raymond Philip Jackson, 72, of Makena, Maui, a real estate broker, died at home. He was born in England. He is survived by wife Phylleen P. and sister Joyce Stansbury. Services pending. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Clint A.P. Kanahele
June 16, 2012
Clint A.P. Kanahele, 38, of Honolulu, an Oahu Transit Services bus driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ahinui; father Ashley; mother Lauren Leong; brothers Kiliona, Marcus, Kaulana and Kainoa Kanahele, and Keoki Leong; and sisters Marisa Kanahele and Ashlyn Teed. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward, 5857 Kilauea Ave. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard Bokuyu Kaneshiro
June 6, 2012
Richard Bokuyu Kaneshiro, 84, of Waianae, a retired hog farmer, died in Aiea. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Teruko, sons Owen and Keith, daughters Valerie Ota and Daile Kojiro, sister Patsy Koki, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Yasuyoshi Kawawaki
June 25, 2012
Yasuyoshi "Kawa" Kawawaki, 90, of Aiea, a retired University of Hawaii buildings and grounds maintenance office carpenter, and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty Y., son Ross, daughters Charlotte Hirashima and Kathy Kawawaki, brothers Yasuhiko and Edward T., sisters Janice S. Ohira and Edith M. Ozaki, and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Susumu Kaya
June 17, 2012
Susumu Kaya, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Occidental Underwriters of Hawaii accountant and an Army veteran who served with the Military Intelligence Service, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Jane, son Bradley, daughter Susan and brother George. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Kikue Kiyabu
June 11, 2012
Kikue Kiyabu, 94, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired elementary school teacher, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Mountain View. She is survived by two nieces. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Edith Margaret Larsen
June 30, 2012
Edith Margaret Larsen, 85, of Hilo, a former real estate agent and retiree from the former Liberty House, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Wetzlar, Germany. She is survived by sons Pieter and Norbert, daughter Vanessa Meyer and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Flora Pearl Lono
July 3, 2012
Flora Pearl Lono, also known as Florence Pearl Lono, 80, of Haiku, Maui, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Julie. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Audrey A. Lund
April 28, 2012
Audrey A. Lund, 93, a retired businesswoman dealing in real estate and sales, and husband Richard J. Lund, 83, a retired Navy Seabee and Cutter Ford salesman, both of Las Vegas and formerly of Honolulu, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio. They are survived by daughter Jacqueline Lowe, adopted son Michael, adopted daughter Wanda McLaurin, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Louis and John Agard. He is also survived by sister Janet Lynn. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome, especially gardenias.

Richard J. Lund
Nov. 14, 2011
Audrey A. Lund, 93, a retired businesswoman dealing in real estate and sales, and husband Richard J. Lund, 83, a retired Navy Seabee and Cutter Ford salesman, both of Las Vegas and formerly of Honolulu, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio. They are survived by daughter Jacqueline Lowe, adopted son Michael, adopted daughter Wanda McLaurin, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Louis and John Agard. He is also survived by sister Janet Lynn. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome, especially gardenias.

Yasuyuki Maeda
June 27, 2012
Yasuyuki Maeda, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Board of Water Supply maintenance supervisor, died. He was born in North Hilo. He is survived by wife Alma C.; son Patrick; daughter Ann Chinen; sisters Shizuko Michell, Yaeko Okita and Rieko Maeda; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Hiroko Matsumoto
June 29, 2012
Hiroko Matsumoto, 97, of Lenexa, Kan., formerly of Hilo, former co-owner of The Vogue Shop in Hilo, died in Kansas. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Eugene; brother Bertram Matsunobu; sisters Barbara Ino, Tomiko Matsunobu and Tokie Himeda; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private inurnment. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Betsy Hanayo Matsunaga
June 15, 2012
Betsy Hanayo Matsunaga, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Spencecliff Restaurants preparation cook, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Papa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Adrian, Maurice and Bradford; daughter Rochelle Blasche; brothers Mitsuji Sueyoshi and Lawrence Suyeyoshi; sister Charlotte Eguchi; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Pentecostal Church. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Dorothy Tokiko Matsushima
June 24, 2012
Dorothy Tokiko Matsushima, 92, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by sons Melvyn, Ronald, Michael II and Dean; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Karen McCrudden
June 29, 2012
Karen McCrudden, 51, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired human resources manager, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Michigan. She is survived by brother John and sisters Kathy Cole and Marianne Matchette. Private services.

Marvin Miyamura
June 13, 2012
Marvin Miyamura, 58, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Caroline, brothers Curtis and Lyle, and sister Yvonne Shanks. Private services.

Masaru Nakamura
June 22, 2012
Masaru Nakamura, 90, of Honolulu, a retired loan officer for the federal Small Business Administration and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Lloyd T., daughter Amy Oue, sister Ruth Usui and two grandchildren. Private services.

Jean M. Nako
July 2, 2012
Jean M. Nako, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Electrical Distributors Ltd. office manager, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Charlene Nako-Corwin, brother John Terashita, sister Hanako Ah Sam and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Rene Nihipali
June 30, 2012
Rene Nihipali, 49, of Honolulu, an early childhood educator and Hawaiian Airlines customer service employee, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Paul A.; son Stanley; daughters Mounia Tachibana, and Crisi and Anuhea Nihipali; parents Stanley and Johanna Medrano; sisters Ramona Nihipali, Bernadine Koizumi and Melissa Medrano; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Mae Yoshiko Nitta
June 12, 2012
Mae Yoshiko Nitta, 83, of Honolulu died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by brothers Hank and Fred Yoshikawa, sister Edna Takesue, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

James Olivares
March 22, 2012
James Olivares, 79, of Marina, Calif., an Army veteran, died in Marina. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Adeline; son Curtis; daughters Charlene Huihui, Celeste Hoering and Claire Olivares; sisters Lydia Dano and Bernice Marchan; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Rosary: 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 2:30 p.m. No flowers.

Emilio Bio Respicio
May 30, 2012
Emilio Bio Respicio, 78, of Kunia, a Del Monte Fresh Produce retiree and employee at Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. in Kunia, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Dolores, Abra, Philippines. He is survived by wife Nena P., son Danilo, daughters Esperanza Peria and Alma Ariota, brother Arsenio, sister Dominga Wilson, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday 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.

Claybourne Smith
June 9, 2012
Claybourne "Braddah Smitty" Smith, 60, of Hilo and Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a musician and minister at Ke Ola Mau Loa in Waimea, Hawaii, died at home in Hilo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Suzanne M.; sons Psalm, Zion and Luka D. Smith, and John Merritt-Filkins; daughters Jena and Zele Smith, Eva Ayau, Jenifer Lustig, Laura Victor and Ashley Espaniola; brother Charles; sister Haulani Wong; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

Elizabeth Shizuko Sonoda
June 15, 2012
Elizabeth Shizuko "Aunty Bea" Sonoda, 97, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk at Kress Store and Ben Franklin Store, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Patrick; daughters Sharon and Diane Sonoda, and Stephanie Akita; and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Grace Yaeko Takara
June 15, 2012
Grace Yaeko Takara, 75, of Aiea, a food service retiree, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Roy and Stanley, daughter Jeanette Racoma, brother Masao, sisters Miyoko Takara and Michiko Makishi, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Elena Clamor Ubaldo
June 17, 2012
Elena Clamor Ubaldo, 61, of Waipahu, a former Alphabetland teacher's aide and former security guard at Salvatore Ferragamo at Royal Hawaiian Center, died in Aiea. She was born in General Trias, Cavite, Philippines. She is survived by husband Romeo, son Elmer Clamor, daughters Romyle U. Brown and Abigail U. George, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude Catholic Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Charles Kupihea Warrington Jr.
July 1, 2012
Charles Kupihea Warrington Jr., 64, of Panaewa, Hawaii, an Army veteran and a retired social worker with Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center, Casey Family Programs, Kamehameha Schools and the state, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hedwig N., sons Kupihea and Kinohi, and daughter Kaliko W. Fatafehi. Visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hilo Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

Grace Lai Wah Yuen
June 21, 2012
Grace Lai Wah Yuen, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Aliamanu Intermediate School teacher and counselor, died in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by brother Norman H.Y. and sisters Dorothy L.S. Yuen and Pearl Y. Yamashita. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.






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