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Obituaries

For Tuesday, July 24, 2012


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Daisy Pang Oe Cup Choy Alina
July 9, 2012
Daisy Pang Oe Cup Choy Alina, 95, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son William, daughter Maile Gentry, four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Church, 1124 7th Ave. Program: 11 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Tom Tomoo Aoyagi
June 15, 2012
Tom Tomoo Aoyagi, 86, of Kailua, retired president of Ideal Trading Co., owner of Mikado Restaurant and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife June T., son Roger T., brother Daniel "Haruo," sister Ethel R. McKillop, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Francis Kaleikaulana Clark
July 4, 2012
Francis Kaleikaulana "Uncle Frankie" Clark, 84, of Haleiwa, an Army veteran, died in Haleiwa. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Sumako A., daughter Shaunna E., sister Viola Kuuleimomi Akina, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani Hawaii Stake, 94-940 Meheula Parkway. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Coraline Y. Ebinger
July 26, 2011
Coraline Y. "Daling" Ebinger, 66, of Kapahi, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Cindy Lou Moura, Linda Ebinger and Clarissa Pacheco; sisters Frances Toro, Debbie Negrone, Helenda Watson and Annette Mendiola; hanai brother Alan Ah You; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 12:45 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Interment to follow.

Ken Erickson
July 8, 2012
Ken Erickson, 51, of Waipahu, a Washington Inventory Services inventory clerk, died. He was born in Chiba-ken, Japan. He is survived by mother Yoshiko and sisters Dianne Siaris and Michelle Fujisue. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Makua Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Shuttle service provided. For more information, call Michelle Fujisue at 220-2504. Casual attire.

Kenneth Yukio Fuentes
July 3, 2012
Kenneth Yukio Fuentes, 55, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Paul Jr., Stanley and Charles. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual and aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

George Mitsuo Fujiwara
July 20, 2012
George Mitsuo "Mitsu" Fujiwara, 88, of Lahaina, a Pioneer Mill electrician, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife May; son Derrick; daughters Jean Woo and Tanya Swee; stepdaughter Deborah Loeffler; brothers Warren and Richard; sisters Susan Dunn, Doris Comeaux, Nancy Edwards, Amy Nagamine and Annette Yamachika; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Noboru Fushikoshi
July 17, 2012
Noboru "Archie" Fushikoshi, 90, of Lahaina, a tractor operator and maintenance employee for Pioneer Mill, and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brothers Norman, Lawrence and Lester; and sister Aileen Yoshida. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Lahaina Jodo Mission. Services: 5:30 p.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to West Maui Veterans Club, 190 Fleming Road, Lahaina, HI 96761.

Miriam Gould
June 30, 2012
Miriam "Mim" Gould, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired editor for the Senior Fellows of the East-West Center, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Nanital, India. She is survived by sons Stephen L. and Gary, daughter Anne E. Leppert, nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kailua United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society. Aloha attire.

Virgil Grim-Gauze
July 12, 2012
Virgil Grim-Gauze, 89, of Honolulu, a property manager and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by wife Cheryl Ann, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial: 2 p.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Myron Yutaka Higa
June 27, 2012
Myron Yutaka Higa, 53, of Pearl City, a former Department of Education custodian, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jacqueline, sons Ikaika and Kalani, daughter Olena, mother Jane K., brothers Michael and Kerwin, sister Wanda and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Yoshikazu Higa
June 18, 2012
Yoshikazu "Kazu" Higa, 83, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Rose T.; sons Glen, Clyde and Daren; daughter Joyce Ruiz; brother Masatoshi "Toshi"; sister Lorraine Teruya; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jenichi Itokazu
June 19, 2012
Jenichi Itokazu, 92, of Pearl City, an Army veteran and retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard painter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waiahole. He is survived by sons Kenneth and David, daughters Kathleen Uyehara and Linda Lee, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Yuzuru Iwamoto
July 19, 2012
Yuzuru "Lanky" Iwamoto, 91, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Kauai County maintenance employee, died at home. He was born in Wailua, Kauai. He is survived by sons Clifton and Stanford, daughter Violet Hayashi, sisters Shizuko Shiramizu and Arleen Kawamoto, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Florence Toy Kam
June 30, 2012
Florence Toy Kam, 90, of Honolulu, a retired manufacturer's representative of Campus Men's Clothing, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by brothers Leland, Harry Jr. and Eugene Toy; and sisters Margaret Erkilla, Frances Lee, Helen and Virginia Toy, Earlyn Price, Lucille Low and Judy Stock. Private services.

Kenji Kanekuni
July 11, 2012
Kenji Kanekuni, 95, of Hilo, a retired manager of the former Hawaii Grocers Ltd. in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Florence Miyazono; brothers Isamu, Yoshiaki and Morris S.; and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Jennifer Livingston Kilgour
July 7, 2012
Jennifer Livingston Kilgour, 51, of Honokaa, Hawaii, an X-ray technician, died at home. She was born in New York City. She is survived by son Kory Mills, sister Elizabeth Laylor and two grandchildren. Services pending.

Mieko Kobayashi
July 15, 2012
Mieko Kobayashi, 96, of Hilo, owner of Kobe's Delicatessen, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons George and Albert, daughter Lois and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

George Shizuo Kuwada
July 2, 2012
George Shizuo Kuwada, 91, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee and retired ‘Iolani School basketball and golf coach, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kay T., son Carl and daughter Carrie K. Phipps. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

William Tadashi Kuwata
April 7, 2012
William Tadashi Kuwata, 90, of Honolulu, a retired shipfitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 11 and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team 3rd Battalion Headquarters Company, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kakaako. He is survived by wife Yaeko; sons Wayne, Stacy and Clive; brother Tad; sister Nancy H. Toyama; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Additional information for obituary published Saturday.

Fred Fumio Mansho
June 19, 2012
Fred Fumio Mansho, 100, of Honolulu, a retired pharmaceutical representative for Merck, died in Maunalani Nursing Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by daughter Janice L. Okuhara, sister Lorraine Togami and two grandchildren. Private services.

Clarina Agmata Mateo
July 12, 2012
Clarina Agmata Mateo, 92, of Waimea, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Florencio, Rogelio, Ernesto and Lito; daughters Natividad and Vicky Mateo, Pacita Navarro. Hilda Tiu and Tessie Bruno; 31 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church, Waimea. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire.

Helen C. Matsumoto
June 16, 2012
Helen C. Matsumoto, 77, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Yoshito, son Dr. Randal S., brother Dennis Kawamura, sister Aiko Kawamura and a grandchild. Private services.

Martha Hiroko Mayeda
June 25, 2012
Martha Hiroko Mayeda, 80, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper for the former Hawaii Hearing Aid on Oahu, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kaiwiki, Hawaii. She is survived by companion Jitsuo Sumiki; brothers Melvin, Sunao and Clarence Mayeda; and sisters Masako Kadooka and Lillian Y. Okumoto. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Kapii McShane
July 14, 2012
Kapii McShane, 22, of Waianae died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Shane; mother Kaui Aipa; brothers Kalae and Makaala McShane and Kapana and Shane McShane-Lehano; and sisters Chelsey and Harley. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Harry Hitoshi Munesue
June 20, 2012
Harry Hitoshi Munesue, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Sheraton Hotels employee and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Betty Iwamoto and Mary Toyama. Private services.

Edna Kalima Nahakuelua
July 9, 2012
Edna Kalima Nahakuelua, 75, of Haleiwa, formerly of Hilo, a retired kitchen employee on Johnston Atoll, died at home. She was born in Kapehu, Hawaii. She is survived by companion Mariano Lunasco; sons Greg, Darrell, Royden and Terrance Agliam, and Ronald "Tubbs" Nahakuelua; daughters Yolanda and Valerie Agliam; 27 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Henry Nishino
July 7, 2012
Henry Nishino, 83, of Honolulu, a house painter, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan; sons Mark, Bud and Guy; daughters Cyd and Teri; sister Patsy Shigematsu; and three grandchildren. Services held. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Bessie Sina Pacheco Perry
July 17, 2012
Bessie Sina Pacheco Perry, 85, of Kahului, a homemaker and Libby Pineapple Co. cannery employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Harry Sr. and Steven W.; daughters Shirley P.K. Choy and Betty A. Kaya; adopted son John D. Perry; adopted daughter Sheila M. Zarle; brothers Manuel T., Santo T., Richard T., Daniel T. and David T. Pacheco; sisters Frances "Sica" Feliciano, Nancy Moniz and Marie Gonsalves; eight grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at King's Cathedral Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Bounchanch Phanthavong
July 19, 2012
Bounchanch Phanthavong, 81, of Honolulu, a retired landscaper and Laotian military veteran, died. He was born in Laos. He is survived by wife Sio; sons Khampheng and Somsack Phanthavong, and Syce Love; daughters Singh and Noy Phanthavong, and Nicole Kobashigawa; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Private burial. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

William Walter Robinson
June 8, 2012
William Walter Robinson, also known as "King" and "The Commander," 95, of Honolulu, retired Navy rear admiral and former owner of WW Distributors and Windows of Hawaii Restaurant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lynn, Mass. He is survived by wife Joan Anne; sons Matthew, Barnaby, Auguste, Peter, Cyrus and Christopher; daughters Merriam L. Rapisura and Malia I. Christianson; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Monday at Fort DeRussy Chapel. Committal services: 2 p.m. National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Updated service information for obituary published June 17.

Mary Yago Saniel
July 7, 2012
Mary Yago Saniel, also known as Mary Yago Dilag, 89, of Honolulu, a former owner of Elma's Coffee Shop in Hawi, Hawaii, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Eladio Dilag Jr.; daughters Virginia "Nina" Simpson, Carolyn Nakagawa and Cecelia "Amy" Farin; brother Melicio "Badong" Yago; sisters Elisa "Alice" Sarte and Magdalena "Dee" Yago; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. July 30 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Phoebe Anna Keaweamahi Galindo Saucerman
July 7, 2012
Phoebe Anna Keaweamahi Galindo Saucerman, 80, of Makaha died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived husband Robert; daughters Kelly Saucerman-Gladder, Erin Fernandes and Shane Aburamen; hanai daughter Judy Datzman; brothers Daniel Galindo and Victor and Albert Villarin; sisters Mary Apio, Clara Narvaez and Linda Meyer; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo, 99-900 Makakilo Drive. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2:30 p.m. Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Christine Louise Silipa
July 6, 2012
Christine Louise Silipa, 61, of Honolulu, a homemaker, former Avon Cosmetics district manager, Department of Education special-education teacher and Honolulu Community Collge outreach program employee, died. She was born in Orange City, Calif. She is survived by husband Tafa'i, sons Donald Tafa'i and William R., and brothers Richard and Donald Mitchell. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 2124 Pauoa Road. Services: 10 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at City Memorial Park.

Federico Vento Jr.
July 7, 2012
Federico "Fred" Vento Jr., 65, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Hawaii Electric Light Co. foreman and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in La Feria, Texas. He is survived by wife Yvonne M.; son Federico L. III; daughter Yvette M.; brother Edward Sison; sisters Yvonne Paiva, Angie Pavao, Emma Omelau and Bernice Ha‘a; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hazel Haruko Yonamine
July 1, 2012
Hazel Haruko Yonamine, 93, of Palolo, a retired Sheraton Hotel waitress, died in St. Francis Hospice. She is survived by son Gary; daughters Kay Tamashiro, Laura Itokazu and Suzan Nunes; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. No flowers.

David Jiro Yoshihara
June 14, 2012
David Jiro Yoshihara, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard warehouse foreman, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by daughters Linda Vilett and Lisa A. Yoshihara, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Makiki Christian Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.






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