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Obituaries

For Wednesday, July 25, 2012


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David Alcos Jr.
July 16, 2012
David Alcos Jr., 69, of Kapolei, an employee at Oahu Sugar Co. and Foremost Dairies, died in Aiea. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Trudy; son David III; daughters Sandi Whitley and Penny Quevido; brothers Byron, Richard, Buddy, Tommy, Oggie and Desi; sisters Nona Sabanal, Theresa Dano, Sharon Conselva and Annette Oasay; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at 91-857 Pohakupuna Road, Ewa Beach. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Chong Sun Choe
July 16, 2012
Chong Sun Choe, 58, of Honolulu, a Seoul Jung Restaurant waitress, died. She was born in Jung Up, Korea. She is survived by son Andy J. Kim, numerous brothers and sisters, and a grandchild. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Sharron Jean Cordes
July 2, 2012
Sharron Jean Cordes, 69, of Kalaheo, Kauai, an Elks Club Waikiki waitress, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Glendale, Calif. She is survived by husband Daniel R. and brother Gerald Crawford. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Garden Island Mortuary. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Cal Robert Anthony Enrique
July 14, 2012
Cal Robert Anthony Enrique, 52, of Honolulu, an Allied Builders Co. construction labor employee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lethy; son Tarrin; daughter Tia; father Pedro S.; stepmother Gina; brothers Lyle, Michael, Jason and Darrin K.; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Ala Moana Beach Park, near Ala Wai Boat Harbor. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

Yuko Fujita
July 1, 2012
Yuko Fujita, 53, of Honolulu, a Central Pacific Bank Waikiki branch manager, died. She was born in Kyoto, Japan. She is survived by husband Vern A., son Jarrett, daughter Kristyn, parents Yoriko and Kenneth T. Iwata, brothers Naohisa and Aran Iwata, sisters Mitsuyo Shinsato and Shari Iwata, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dorothy Hayase
July 7, 2012
Dorothy Hayase, 82, of Wailuku, an office manager for Dr. Fumio Tsuji, DDS, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Dennis, daughter Darlene, brothers Richard and Raymond Kitaguchi, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Robert Jenko Higa
July 15, 2012
Robert Jenko Higa, 84, of Honolulu, a retired elevator adjustor at Otis Elevator, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Clyde and Scott; daughters Charlene Higa, Carolyn Roscoe, Cindy Baptista and Maeva Mamiya; brothers Zensuke, George, Richard, Harry, Ronald and Michael; sisters Mabel Higa, Alice Howe and Lorene Ono; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Werner Hlinka
July 18, 2012
Werner Hlinka, 72, of Honolulu, a retired film director, died at home. He was born in Aussig, Czech Republic. He is survived by wife Lisa F. Private services.

Daniel Inouye
July 9, 2012
Daniel "Kaniela" Inouye, 59, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kaniela, daughters Danni Inouye and Charlene Kahawaii, brothers Clinton and George, sister Louella Simeona and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Virginia Agnes Jarra
July 17, 2012
Virginia Agnes "Virgie" Jarra, 55, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a farmer, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Geen and Kolomona; daughters Joanna Stephens, Fernanda Corpuz, and April, Denise and Napualani Jarra; mother Diana; brothers Elpjo, Jerry Sr., Timothy, Darryl and Michael; sisters Bernadette and Rose Jarra, and Carmen Wenger; and 13 grandchildren. No services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

Karen Lena Kabei
July 7, 2012
Karen Lena Kabei, 65, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Stephen and Neal. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Rawvern Hoopiiaina Kaluhiokalani
June 19, 2012
Rawvern Hoopiiaina "Vernie" Kaluhiokalani, 62, of Haleiwa, a retired state Public Defender's Office secretary, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Kalalena, brother Roy De Coito Jr. and sisters Rawleen Fisher and Rawlete Kraut. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edwin M. Kamishita
July 13, 2012
Edwin M. Kamishita, 59, of Waimea, Kauai, a barber, died at home. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by brothers Clyde and Galen. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Waimea Honpa Hongwanji. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kauai Hospice.

James Toshiichi Karimoto
July 12, 2012
James Toshiichi Karimoto, 77, of Hilo, formerly of Kauai, a retired security guard, Roberts Hawaii driver and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son Kevin Saflor, daughter Lorene Texeira, brother Herbert, sisters Elsie Kawakami and Shirley Willis, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission, Lihue. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

Clare Hunt Kasher
June 28, 2012
Clare Hunt Kasher, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii collector, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robert J. "Bob," brothers Rubert and Greg Hunt, sisters Debbie Hunt Nordstrom and Naomi Hunt Martin, and a grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Elsie Nobuko Motoyama
July 12, 2012
Elsie Nobuko Motoyama, 89, of Honolulu, a retired State of California secretary, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Itsuro G., brother James Afuso and sister Mary Murakawa. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Elaine Hauoli Ana Mullaney
June 2, 2012
Elaine Hauoli Ana Mullaney, 68, of San Jose, Calif., a cosmetologist, died in San Jose. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Oliver "Buddy" and Ronald, and sister Leonie Randall. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Sans Souci Beach. Scattering of ashes to follow. Beach attire. No flowers.

Nhieu Thi Nguyen
July 22, 2012
Nhieu Thi Nguyen, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by sons Kim Hong, Anh Kiet and Ahn Tuan Le; daughters Thi Ngoc Lan, Thi Thu Van, Thi Thu Lieu, Thi Ngoc Han and Thi Ngoc Mai Le; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. today at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Additional services: 5 p.m. Thursday at St. Teresa, North School Street.

Julie Mariko Okuma
July 8, 2012
Julie Mariko Okuma, 48, of Kelowna, British Columbia, died in Kelowna. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Christopher Large, daughter Alexandrea Large, parents Edward and Thelda, brother Jon and sister Jennifer Watanabe. No services.

Bounchanh Phanthavong
July 19, 2012
Bounchanh 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, Konseng and Somsack Phanthavong, and Syce Love; daughters Sinh and Noy Phanthavong, and Nikole Kobashigawa; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

The Rev. James Yoshiyuki Sanbei
July 21, 2012
The Rev. James Yoshiyuki Sanbei, 88, of Hilo, a retired minister who served at Kinoole Baptist Church in Hilo, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center, Hilo. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Katherine; son Arthur; daughters Marilyn Gusukuma, Phyllis Kuwahara and Jewelle Imai; brother Richard; sister Doris Izuno; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Emilio Guarin Santos
July 22, 2012
Emilio Guarin Santos, 82, of Honolulu, a pharmaceutical manager, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Cristanita; daughters Malou Whitmore, Nancy Castro, Dho Gestuvo, Theng Keller and Em Pepper; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Star of the Sea. Mass: 11 a.m. Lunch to follow. Casual aloha attire. No flowers.

Paul Ryan Schmidt
July 21, 2012
Paul Ryan Schmidt, 21, of Ewa Beach, a Shakey's Pizza Parlor server, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Eric and Sheila, brother Hans and sister Heather. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Family Christian Church. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Lydia Hernandez Tabaniag
July 3, 2012
Lydia Hernandez Tabaniag, 56, of Honolulu, a certified nurse's aide at Convalescent Center of Honolulu and Oahu Care Facility, died in Honolulu. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Delfin M., son Finley H., daughter Vanessa H., mother Manuela D. Hernandez and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Arthur Haruichi Takata
July 2, 2012
Arthur Haruichi Takata, 77, of Ewa Beach, a retired Hawaii state painter and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ethel; daughters Faye Diaz-Ordaz, Gail Takata, Wendy Yezzi and LaVerne Jones; brothers Paul Matsumoto, and Stanley and Lawrence Takata; sister Harriet Woods; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Doris Shigeko Tsuha
June 27, 2012
Doris Shigeko Tsuha, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery Corp. packer, died. She was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Roy Kaneshiro and sisters Betty Toma, Iris Shimabukuro, Mildred Hoshino, Bessie Higa and Okai Kaneshiro. Private services.

Albert Kahawanu Wagner
July 9, 2012
Albert Kahawanu "Bam" Wagner, 71, of Waimanalo, a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran and a former employee at Otis & Western Elevator Co. and Roberts Tours, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Daniel K. Cortez, and Scott I. and Curt K. Wagner; former wife Pua; sisters Sharon Surges and Janie Williamson; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo, 41-972 Oluolu St. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Rudolph Nelson Watson
July 8, 2012
Rudolph Nelson Watson, 82, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government warehouse clerk and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother James, sister Joan P. and companion Rose Cubi. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rose Wai Lin Wong
July 19, 2012
Rose Wai Lin Wong, 98, of Waianae, a pig farm owner, died in Puuwai o Makaha. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Albert W.S., son Rudy Abangan, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Florence Emiko Yasuhara
July 7, 2012
Florence Emiko "Flo" Yasuhara, 86, of Honolulu, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration budget analyst, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Raymond H. "Yas"; daughters Arleen N. Hama, Joy A. Prucnal and Lori A.Y. Okino; brothers Howard T. and Richard M. Miyake; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Daisuke Yoshimori
July 21, 2012
Daisuke Yoshimori, 42, of Honolulu, a Rolex Store Waikiki supervisor, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan. He is survived by wife Toshie Abe, daughter Seira, mother Yoshiko, brother Kensaku and sister Midori Ebisawa. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. today at Moanalua Mortuary.

Samuel Ah Som Young Jr.
June 28, 2012
Samuel Ah Som Young Jr., 68, of Aiea died in Aiea. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by wife Cheryl D.; sons Dallin, Brunson, Brandon and Cody; daughter Sammye-Ann; sisters Priscilla Davin, Ellen Smith and Pamela Young; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Ka Hale Hoano o ke Akua, 1760 Nalani St., Kalihi. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

Virgina Koon Har Young
June 30, 2012
Virgina Koon Har Young of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard office clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Michael and Allen, and sisters Bernatte Young and Priscilla Ho. Private services.






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