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@Obit -- name1a:Mercer Kahauolilani Aikala
June 11, 2012
Mercer Kahauolilani "Uncle Merce" Aikala, 62, of Waianae, a retired city cesspool department supervisor, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Shannon Foster, and Shannel and Skyeler Aikala; sisters Lani Akau and Rita Martin; numerous grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Ka Hale Hoano o ke Akua Church, 1760 Nalani St., off Likelike Highway. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
Linda Marie Carrillo
June 29, 2012
Linda Marie Carrillo, 56, of Mililani, a former Solomon Elementary School counselor, died in Mililani. She was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She is survived by daughter Christina Nelson, parents Julio and Tomiko, sister Sandra Witt and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.
July 2, 2012
Clarence "Chic" Carvalho, 79, of Hilo, a heavy equipment operator, truck driver, tour driver and taxi driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Rosamellia, daughter Clarice L. Kunius, hanai daughter Benita Salazar, brother Richard, sisters Ethel Jose and Clara Cruz, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Christian Fellowship Church, Hilo. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.
@Obit -- name1a:Pio Firnandis Escalante
July 9, 2012
@Obit -- text1a:<t-2>Pio Firnandis Escalante, 56, of Honolulu, an Aaxtion Adult Video maintenance worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Flora; sons Edwin and Jonathan; daughters Analyn Carvalho, Floripe Escalante and Jenilyn Grimes; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. George Catholic Church. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.
June 14, 2012
Kenichi Eshima, 94, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government carpenter at Hickam Air Force Base and an Army veteran who was a member of Company B, 1,399th Engineer Construction Battalion, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Douglas M., caregiver and daughter-in-law Helen, brothers Toshio and Richard, and sisters Roberta S. Takara and Doris T. Hanoa. Private services.
Mitsue Mogi Ferrer
May 17, 2012
Mitsue Mogi Ferrer, 80, of Aiea, a Japanese calligraphy instructor, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Peter A.; son Stanley; daughters April and May Ferrer, and Cherry Brownlie; brothers Motoyuki, Kozo, Shojiro and Yooichi; sisters Tomiko Mogi and Yukiko Totsuka; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private celebration of life.
July 3, 2012
Matsue "Mitzi" Goto, 92, of Kalihi, a retired Gay Garment Co. seamstress, died. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Alan K. and Van N., daughters Kathryn K. Nishi and Gloria K. Ching, and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Henry Frank Haffner
July 10, 2012
Henry Frank Haffner, 88, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Honolulu, a Cen Pac Properties retiree and a Navy signalman, died in Knoxville. He was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y. He is survived by wife Phyllis A.F., son Glenn, daughter Erin Keegan, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Sertoma at www.sertoma.org.
@Obit -- name1a:Lillian Shigeko Hatate
June 20, 2012
Lillian Shigeko Hatate, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Aina Haina Elementary School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Raymond K., son Mark, daughter Dana Matlin, brothers Walter and George Ikeda, sister Janet Shitabata and five grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.
July 12, 2012
Filiberto "Fil" Hernandez, 73, of Ewa Beach, a retired state adult probation officer and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Robstown, Texas. He is survived by wife Yolanda G.; daughters Kris G. Hernandez and Tina H. Tom; brothers Jose, Ruben, Lupe and Arturo; sister Della Beltram; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waipahu United Church of Christ. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: diamondheadmortuary.com.
July 4, 2012
Hatsume Hirano, 90, of Hilo, a retired dental assistant, died at home. She was born in Kapapala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ronald N. and Bruce M., daughters Norma H. Abe and Aileen S. Fuke, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
Edward Hideo Hiromoto
June 12, 2012
Edward Hideo "Pico" Hiromoto, 69, of La Palma, Calif., a retired Span-O-matic estimator and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon S., son Shawn C., daughter Tina A., brother Dennis, sister Caryl Tsutsui and two grandchildren. Private services.
July 3, 2012
Hao Huynh, 88, of Honolulu died. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Son Tong; sons Chi Man, Chilien, Eric and Larry Wong, and Nam Chi Huynh; daughters Lily Ngu, Lien Mo, Amy Lau, Aileen Quan and Judy Wong; 24 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Chinese Buddhist services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.
Agnes Lily Kahihiulaokalani Kaahanui
June 14, 2012
Agnes Lily Kahihiulaokalani Kaahanui, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Iolani Palace maintenance housekeeping worker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clifford K., Clyde H. and Cyrus K. Kaahanui, and Hiromi Fukuzawa; daughters Katherine K. and Karen K. Kaahanui, and Kathleen K. Sing; sister Rebecca L. Naha; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Fred Shigemi Kobayashi
June 27, 2012
Fred Shigemi Kobayashi, 87, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Labor agent, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hawi, Hawaii. He is survived by a nephew and numerous nieces. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
June 10, 2012
Mildred "Millie" Lai, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Eddie's Refrigeration Service bookkeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Leland, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery.
Stephanie Kaleohoneokekai Longwell
July 6, 2012
Stephanie Kaleohoneokekai Longwell, 51, of Ewa Beach died in Waipahu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Steven; sons Harley Tallett and Randy Billaber; daughter Jennifer Billaber; father Willibrord K. Tallett; mother Pauline Ann Tallett; brothers Kaiser, Clayton and Marc Tallett; sisters Claudette Halpern and Theresa Edwards; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:15 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe. Eulogy at noon. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. No flowers.
Cai Da Ng Li
July 6, 2012
@Obit -- text1a:Cai Da Ng Li, 100, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Zhong Shan, China. She is survived by sons Kam Cheung and Kam Ming Ng; daughters Yu Kui Wu, Yu Lan Ng Li and Yuk Doong Chee; a brother; 15 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m.
Harriet Haruno Ogomori
June 8, 2012
Harriet Haruno Ogomori, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Bete Inc. seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Keahua, Maui. She is survived by son Roy Matsuo, daughters Ruby Kazunaga and Eloise Wong, brother Matao Nihei, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
Theopista Betty Salondaka
May 25, 2012
Theopista Betty Salondaka, 87, of Sacramento, Calif., a homemaker, died in Sacramento. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richert and Henry Salondaka, and Roy Gorion; daughters Alice Bautista, Lorraine and Lisa Salondaka, Charlene Tayros and Marilynn Cabudol; brothers Loling and Emac Lamoya; 30 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation at noon Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 1 p.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Makua Beach. Casual attire. No flowers.
Mervin LeRoy Smythe
June 26, 2012
Mervin LeRoy Smythe, 66, of Nanakuli, a retired stevedore, died in Tacoma, Wash. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Orrin H. and sister B S McEwen. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
Shigeko Yasuda Yoshimura
June 27, 2012
Shigeko Yasuda Yoshimura, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Marilyn S. Chaine, Gwen Y. Imoto and Patricia S. Suenaga; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.
Gracie Elise Zentkovich
July 3, 2012
Gracie Elise Zentkovich, infant daughter of Gregory and Trisha Zentkovich of Mililani, died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brother Nathaniel, sisters Chloe and Ellie, and grandparents Stanley and Sharon Kurio and Eleanor Zentkovich. Private services.