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Obituaries

For Thursday, August 9, 2012


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Kenneth E. Adams
Aug. 4, 2012
Kenneth E. Adams, 82, of Kihei, Maui, a retired manager, died at home. He was born in Granger, Wyo. He is survived by wife Gladys, sons Larry and Craig, daughters Wendy Leddy and Lori Swenson, and seven grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday on the grassy area adjacent to Kihei Surfside. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com

G. Philip Bickel
Aug. 3, 2012 
G. Philip Bickel, 86, of Lihue, a Navy veteran and 3M Co. employee in Japan and Hawaii, died in Honolulu. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Patricia, daughters Lindsay Kamm and Cinthia Walker, brother Alan, sister Elizabeth Tunilo and four grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Friday at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Rotary Club of Poipu or St. Michael’s Endowment Fund.

Hildgund Bucky
July 19, 2012
Hildgund “Hildy” Bucky, 88, of Honolulu, founder of Hildgund at Dawkins Benny, died at home. She was born in Germany. She is survived by son Alan Zukerkorn, daughters Malulani Eccleshall and Laola Simmons, stepsons Bruce and Paul, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Bernice Char Choy
July 20, 2012
Bernice Char Choy, 87, of Hono­lulu, a retired Gas Co. inventory clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Brian J.J., Reynold J.L. and Dexter J.L.; brother Albert Char; sister Adeline Char; four grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. No flowers.

Benjamin A. Drose
July 28, 2012      
Benjamin A. “Chico” Drose, 79, of Citrus Springs, Fla., an Air Force flight engineer and Eastern Airlines jet mechanic, died in Kailua. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Kay; sons W. Craig, B. Alex and Derek; brothers Clarence and Steven; sisters Betty Souza and Anita Belles; and a grandchild. Services held in Citrus Springs. 

Pamela Lee Langer Fay
Aug. 2, 2012
Pamela Lee Langer Fay, 62, of Keaau, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by brother Charles Langer, sister Gloria Elder and two grandchildren. For more information, call Gloria Elder at 541-951-1059. Online condolences: www.homelani­memorialpark.com.

Gordon Matthew Fernandez Sr.
Aug. 2, 2012
Gordon Matthew Fernandez Sr., 71, of Makawao, Maui, original owner and longtime operator of Weldrite Welding Inc., died at home. He was born on Maui. He is survived by son Gordon M. “Moki” Jr., daughters Dezinell N.N. and Theresa N., hanai son Bobby Gomes, brother George E. Jr., sister Diana M. Kuala‘au, and seven grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com

Kikue Gushiken
July 24, 2012
Kikue “Kay” Gushiken, 97, of Kilauea, Kauai, a Kilauea Manager’s House cook and housekeeper, died in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kilauea. She is survived by sons Jack, Alan, Ralph and Leslie; brother Hidemi Miyasaki; sisters Katsuyo Inafuku, Wakayo Fukumoto and Yuriko Sakai; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kilauea. Services: 11 a.m. Interment to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Fred Wayne Harper
Aug. 5, 2012
Fred Wayne Harper, 70, of Kailua, a Hawai‘i Convention Center engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Scattering of ashes: 4 p.m. Friday at Kaneohe Yacht Club. Celebration of life to follow at the yacht club. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialpark­mortuary.com.

Judy Kama Hart
June 10, 2012
Judy Kama Hart, 68, of Waimanalo, an H&R Block senior tax adviser and MWR manager, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jerry, daughter Jodie, brothers Herman and William Kama, sisters Josephine Lau and Jewel Purdy, and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Mass: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

Sueo Hashimoto
Aug. 1, 2012
Sueo Hashimoto, 95, of Lihue, an irrigation section head with the sugar industry, died at home. He was born in Halehaka, Kauai. He is survived by sons Wayne and Blaine, daughters Joyce Hashimoto and Jo-Ann Nakabayashi and sister Asayo Sakahara. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Baptist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

Herbert Pualiialoha Ishibashi Sr. 
Aug. 5, 2012
Herbert Pualiialoha Ishibashi Sr., 81, of Hilo, a retired electrical contractor, former owner of Aloha State Electric and an Army veteran who served in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mona, sons Pua Jr. and Skylane, daughters Roxie Tubbs and Star Alameda, brother Vida, sister Lorraine, 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

Erma Evelyn Johnson
Aug. 3, 2012
Erma Evelyn Johnson, 99, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Carson, N.D. She is survived by sons Bruce and Scott, daughter Patricia, and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Johnson’s home in Manoa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to PBS Hawaii or Hawaii Bicycling League.

Meheroo Jussawalla
July 29, 2012
Meheroo Jussawalla, 89, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Honolulu, an East-West Center researcher and an economics professor at the University of Hawaii and East-West Center, will be remembered in services 4 p.m. Sunday at Unity Church of Hawaii, 3608 Diamond Head Circle. She died in Albuquerque. She was born in Secunderabad, India. She is survived by daughter Feroza. Casual or aloha attire. Donations suggested to Unity Church of Hawaii, Meheroo Jussawalla fund for the education of interns.

Joaquin Kahalehoe Jr.
Aug. 2, 2012
Joaquin Kahalehoe Jr., 70, of Haiku, Maui, a retired maintenance worker at Kula Hospital, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Frances; sons Joaquin III and William “Billy”; daughters Maryjane Kahalehoe, Joelaine DeLuze and Joy Puckett; mother Maryann; brother William; sister Margaret P. Kahalehoe-Bair; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Aloha attire. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Franklin Kung Sun Kam
July 29, 2012
Franklin Kung Sun Kam, 71, of Honolulu, a procurement and property management clerk for the University of Hawaii at Manoa, died at home. He was born in Waipahu-Ewa. He is survived by wife Heather and brother Victor K.K. Services pending. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneral­services.com.

Marie Kogawara
July 19, 2012
Marie Kogawara, 90, of Hono­lulu, a retired U.S. government clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by nephews James, Michael, Dennis and David; and nieces Katherine, Barbara and Cynthia. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorial­parkmortuary.com.

Sherlin Lee Kowal
July 17, 2012
Sherlin Lee Kowal, 61, of Hono­lulu, a First Honolulu Securities compliance director, died in Hono­lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gregory F., sons Michael and Paul, daughter Lisa Rose, parents Chock Lun and Margie Lee, brothers Wayson and Waymond Lee, sister Elsa Deveraux and six grandchildren. Private services.

Edna Hisako Ito Kudo
July 20, 2012
Edna Hisako Ito Kudo, 83, of Honolulu, a retired logistics coordinator for the Department of Army near Tripler Medical Center, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Debra Sofinowski, brother George Ito, sisters Margaret “Marge” Satsuma and Helen Kageyama and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Allan W. Latimer Jr.
Aug. 2, 2012
Allan W. “Al” Latimer Jr., 79, of Honolulu, a retired construction contract bidder, died in Honolulu. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by son Tucker; daughters Kimberly Latimer and Alison Mosier; sisters Jody Mauer, Avalee Harmon and Marlice Dunn; and five grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.BorthwickOahu.com.

Margarita T. Layco
July 14, 2012
Margarita T. Layco, 86, of Aiea died in Ewa Beach. She was born in San Rafael, San Nicolas, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Bobby Garcia; daughters Minerva L. Gillespie and Sosima L. Kapoi, brothers Damaso, Cristituto and Adriano Tucay; sisters Leonita Godoy, Elvira Calantoc and Lavinda Balanga; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Richard Yet Chu Lee
July 27, 2012
Richard Yet Chu Lee, 92, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired farmer, died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yuke Quai; son David N.F.; brothers Robert and Joe; sisters Elizabeth, Loretta and Violet Lee and Daisy Mak and Nancy Van Cleave; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home in Hilo. Services: 10 a.m.

Domingo Lopes
July 19, 2012
Domingo “Sonny” Lopes, 93, of Pearl City, a retired Honolulu Rapid Transit/MTL bus driver, died in Pearl City. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by wife Ellen Lopes; daughters Cynthia Simafranca, Aileen Shim and Dale Tanimoto; sisters Ethel Seguirant and Rachel Pacheco; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Eryn Jessica O’Shaughnessy
Aug. 4, 2012
Eryn Jessica “Cabby” O’Shaughnessy, 23, of Kapahi, Kauai, a Scotty’s Beachside BBQ waitress, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by parents Kevin and Sandi and grandparents Carol O’Shaughnessy and Michael and Helaine Perel. Celebration of life: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Kealia Beach.

Anatalia A. Obatay
July 30, 2012
Anatalia A. Obatay, 82, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by companion Kenneth Tyau; sons Anthony “Tony” and Dennis Obatay and David “Obatay” Mindoro; daughters Katherine Simeona, Abigail Farm and Shirley Ann Obatay; brothers Nicasio “Nicky” Ridiros and Franklin Augustiro; sisters Flora Baula, Vicky Eye, Nancy Luat and Pat Garcia; 25 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann Parish, 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, 45-425 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Tadashi Okuda
July 11, 2012
Tadashi Okuda, 89, of Kula, Maui, a retired Maui Palms Hotel maintenance supervisor, died in Kula. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Mildred “Millie”; son Darryl; daughter Charlene Sumida; brothers Shigeo, Michio “Mike,” Fumio “Donald” and Yukio; and sisters Haruko “Nora” Mackey and Ayako Ventura. Private services. 

Philip Onga
July 13, 2012
Philip Onga, 90, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Puna Sugar Co. assistant industrial relations director and former chairman of the Hilo County Police and Liquor commissions, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Rosanne Phyllis Hayakawa, sisters Josephine Ah You and Elizabeth Abing, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Richard Hon Sung Pang Jr.
July 3, 2012
Richard Hon Sung Pang Jr., 69, of Waianae, a retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter and Coast Guard veteran, died in Hono­lulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Josephine; sons Richard III, Russell, Ryan and Royden; stepsons Robert, Dominique, Kevin, Frank, Richard and Tracy; daughter Robin Maganaris; stepdaughters Sarah, Catharine and Susan; mother Hannah Bailey-Pang; sisters Rose Sagon, Hannah Idemoto, Elizabeth Flores, Lillian Pagan and Bertha Drayson; six grandchildren; 35 step-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Patricia Mitsuko Persons
July 16, 2012
Patricia Mitsuko Persons, 85, of Waianae, a retail cashier, died. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons A., Norman D., Roger N. and Kenneth W.; daughter Barbara Maglinti; brothers Seitoku and Wilfred Arakaki; sisters Tomiko See, Yukiko Ross and Sumi Ayling; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary printed Wednesday.

Kenneth E. Slavik
March 6, 2012
Kenneth E. Slavik, 74, of Honolulu, a retired officer of General Printing Co. and an Army veteran, died in Chicago. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Falicia, son Bradley, daughter Jacalyn and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, 1004 Kailua Road. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to The Cradle Society, 2049 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.

Cary Coombs Thornton
July 31, 2012
Cary Coombs Thornton, 54, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Salt Lake City. He is survived by sons Jared W.L. Thornton and Ikaika Bennett; daughters Tara Shook, Lori Miano and Lisa Grooms; mother Shirley Williams; brothers Scott, Kurt and Greg; sisters Chris Bills, Jill Sheldon and Joni Wesloh; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

Harriet Kimiko Toyama
July 13, 2012
Harriet Kimiko Toyama, 99, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by daughters Sharon Matsubara, Marilyn Miller, Patricia Yoshino and Susan Hirata; sisters Florence Matsukawa and Constance Sesoko; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneral­services.com.

Bonifacio Sambo Tumaneng Sr.
July 21, 2012
Bonifacio Sambo Tumaneng Sr., 70, of Lihue died in Honolulu. He was born in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Carlina; sons Armin, Bonifacio Jr., Vicente and Carbonn; daughter Lida; brother Severo; sister Esperanza Yago; and eight grandchildren. Services and burial to be held in the Philippines.

Ron Valenciana
July 29, 2012
Ron Valenciana, 59, of Haleiwa, publisher of North Shore News and pastor of Once a Month Church in Haleiwa Beach Park, died in Haleiwa. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Alexia P., son Gabriel, mother Ruth, brother Ted, sisters Cynthia Harmon and Elizabeth Huerta, and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Waialua Community Association Center, 66-434 Kamehameha Highway. Services: 4 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Aug. 26 at Haleiwa Beach Park, following Once a Month Church service. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

Mary Ann Vea
June 25, 2012
Mary Ann Vea, 57, of Waianae, a Waianae Coast Community Health Center medical receptionist, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Ronald Vea Jr. and Lyle Bonilla; daughters Shilo Noa, Princess Echo Naki and Rondalee and Emily Rose Vea; brothers George Palolo Jr., Gilbert Lee and Don, Daniel and Donald Batalona; sisters Lucille Fernandez, Annette Ramsey, Jennifer Lichter and Stephanie Ozoa; and 22 grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at SGI-USA Hawaii Culture Center, 2729 Pali Highway, Hono­lulu. Scattering of ashes: noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Maili Beach Park across from the 76 Gas Station. Casual attire. 

Nancy Johnston Walker
Aug. 3, 2012
Nancy Johnston Walker, 90, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Port Leyden, N.Y. She is survived by son Henry A. “Ren” III, daughter Susan W. Kowen and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of St. Andrew.






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