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Obituaries

Friday, August 10, 2012


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The Rev. Don M.R. Aanavi
July 22, 2012
The Rev. Don M.R. Aanavi, 72, of Ninole, Hawaii, a retired University of Hawaii-Hilo art professor and campus minister, and Roman Catholic Church deacon, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in New York City. He is survived by son Michael. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo.

Georgette Eloise Bruns
July 26, 2012
Georgette Eloise "Keoki" Bruns, 69, of Waianae, a retired Waianae Intermediate School teacher, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Eloise A. and brothers Elua and Kamalu. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Aloha attire.

Frances Watts Ching
June 16, 2011
Frances Watts Ching, 75, of Salem, Ore., died in Salem. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clifford; sons Richard, Jonathan, Donavan, Mark, Edmund, Jose, Christopher and Robert; daughter Julia; brothers Jerry, Donald, John and Marvin; and numerous grandchildren. Services: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Heeia State Park banquet hall. Casual attire. No flowers.

Piliota Aposetolo Failauga
July 26, 2012
Piliota Aposetolo Failauga, 81, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Fitiuta, Manua, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Vaeoto'oto'o A., Ali'itaeaomai, Namona, Suitonu, Monike and Aposetolo; daughters Silafaga Ioane, Toetuua Taliulu and Gloria Sua; 38 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Samaritan Worship Center, 94-027 Waipahu Depot Road. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial in Washington at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Lawrence Hiromu Fujikawa
July 25, 2012
Lawrence Hiromu "Larry" Fuji-kawa, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii employee, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Judy S., son Lyle H., daughter Kristi R., brother Andrew, sister Sharon Shinno and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Carolina Galvez Gascon
July 11, 2012
Carolina Galvez "Carling" Gascon, 70, of Ewa Beach, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard housekeeper, died in the Philippines. She was born in San Fernando, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by husband Marcelino B.; son Guillermo; daughters Elsie Badua, Delia Cinco, Elena Pascua, Cecilia Flores, Liza Gugudan, Helen Sonan, and Perla and Cherry Gascon; sisters Maria Borillo and Carmen Pimentel; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Louise Reda Horio
July 26, 2012
Louise Reda Horio, 68, of Aiea, a retired teacher at Halekula and Waimalu elementary schools, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband James I., son David M., daughter Rena L. and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Gary S. Ishikawa
July 28, 2012
Gary S. Ishikawa, 63, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Cement Co. mechanic, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Stacey Martinez; mother Kiyoko; brothers Stanley and Harry; sisters Elaine Hirashiki, Carol Matsumoto and June Miyasato; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

William Kalaiku Kamai
July 27, 2012
William Kalaiku Kamai, 94, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Transportation auto mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Beverly "Ululani," sister Emma Kailewa, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Josephine Lagon
July 10, 2012
Josephine "Josie" Lagon, 87, of Ewa, an Oahu Country Club retiree, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Cosme "Frank"; daughters Cathy Quevido, Jo-Ann Reed, Fran Santos and Della B. Wells; brother Jack Damate; 25 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Ella Jean Welke Lee
July 12, 2012
Ella Jean Welke Lee, 85, of Kailua, a retired Demolition Engineering office manager, died in Maunawili. She was born in Ann Arbor, Mich. She is survived by husband Robert J., son Robert E., daughters Laura Lee Brandlin and Linda Lee Thorp, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Additional information for an obituary published July 19.

Dr. Joong Ik Lee
Aug. 6, 2012
Dr. Joong Ik Lee, 63, of Honolulu, a dentist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Carol Y.J. Chin and daughters Kathryn and Carolyn. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Aiea Korean United Methodist Church. Casual attire.

Annie Suen Yin Leonard
Aug. 1, 2012
Annie Suen Yin Leonard, 58, of Kaneohe, a Kalaheo High School teacher, died in Kailua. She was born in Taiwan. She is survived by sons Mikey Yeda and Kendal Leonard, brother Koho Hase and sisters Kyoko Morooka and Nina Hase. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 5 p.m.

George Tai Ping Lum
July 30, 2012
George Tai Ping Lum, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired supervisor with Navy Public Works Telecommunications and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara, sons Gerald and Jeffrey, daughter Donna Hatmaker, brothers John and Walter, sister May Von, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 10:45 a.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Danielle Ann Maeda
July 26, 2012
Danielle Ann Maeda, 65, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dennis K., daughters Robin Maeda and Kristin Wauke, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Tetsuo Matsumoto
July 11, 2012
Tetsuo Matsumoto, 92, of Palatine, Ill., a retired Punahou School maintenance worker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Michael and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Jodo Mission of Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Stephen Lee Mauk
June 23, 2012
Stephen Lee Mauk, 66, of Honolulu, a building contractor and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by companion Lani Lofgren, sons Jacob and Benjamin, daughters Ginger Lee Escobedo and Satin Marie Greene, sister Valerie and three grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society.

Donald A.K. Morck Jr.
July 31, 2012
Donald A.K. Morck Jr., 52, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Robert D.K. and Harry, and sister Christian. Services: 9 a.m. Aug. 18 on the beach near Keehi Lagoon Small Boat Harbor (adjacent to the University of Hawaii Marine Center). Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Mary Edith Snively Muirhead
July 31, 2012
Mary Edith Snively, 75, of Honolulu, a hairstylist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Leslie L., brothers Ralph D. Snively and Michael K. Dove, sister Joann B. Churchill, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Services: 8 a.m. Monday at Outrigger Canoe Club. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

Joseph William Muller
July 12, 2012
Joseph William Muller, 79, of Waianae, a retired Fletcher Pacific Construction Co. supervisor, died in Makaha. He was born in Kona. He is survived by sons Keoki Borges, Alapaki and Iokepa Yost, and Joseph Jr. and James Muller; daughter Janice Kamelamela; brothers Richard and Vernon; sister Laverne Morikani; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 1 p.m. at the park cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Christy Song Ota
July 23, 2012
Christy Song Ota, 57, of Honolulu, a waitress at Sorabol Korean Restaurant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Korea. She is survived by husband Roland. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Helen Sawayo Otake
July 5, 2012
Helen Sawayo Otake, 98, of Laie, a retired self-employed housekeeper, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Robert, Stanley, Richard and David Otake, and James Asari; daughters Eleanor Otake, Elaine Vervisch and Mildred Cabrey; 24 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

Grace Puiaikeonaonaokaleimokihana Parker-Kamohalii
June 29, 2012
Grace Puiaikeonaonaokaleimokihana Parker-Kamohalii, 86, of Maili died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gregory Kamohalii Jr. and Kenneth, Nathan and Darrel Ortiz; daughters Angeline Costa, Carmen Ruis and Charlene and Kathleen Thompson; brother John Parker; sister Alene Eleneke-Pa; 30 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Solidad Pasion
July 28, 2012
Solidad Pasion, 87, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Wilcox Memorial Hospital clerk, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by son Arthur; daughters Priscilla Delgado and Lorraine May; sisters Veronica Cook and Karen Guillermo; caregiver Billy Yadao; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Private burial. No flowers.

William Souza Pregana Jr.
July 27, 2012
William Souza Pregana Jr., 62, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Michael G. and Brian J., and sister Susan C. Keliikoa. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Iyo Sugata Ramos
July 25, 2012
Iyo Sugata Ramos, 85, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Akita, Japan. She is survived by daughter Irlene S., caregiver and son-in-law Henry, brother Isao Sugata and sister Keiko Sugata. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Siva'a Simeaota
July 22, 2012
Siva'a Simeaota, 89, of Nanakuli died in Wahiawa. She was born in Poloa, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Simeaota Mua; sons the Revs. Siaki Penitito, Taleni Sula and Teiano Mua; daughters Lafoga Sagapolutele, Liaina Sula, Sailiaga Avega and Faafetai Numera; 50 grandchildren; 105 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at Malaesaili Church, 87-140 Kahau St., Waianae. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Marcelina P. Teocson
July 23, 2012
Marcelina P. Teocson, 89, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines. She is survived by sons Neo, Ben, Rey and Mark; daughters Aida, Mely and Coring Teocson, and Susan Solomon; sister Leodora Socao; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Filipo M. Tui
July 21, 2012
Filipo M. "Nio" Tui, 67, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Fagaalu, Samoa. He is survived by wife Logoua; sons Shane, Raymond and Wayne; daughter Sabrina; brothers Tui Jr. and Teleso; sisters Emeleta Balbas, Lucy Moega and Christina Matua; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Edwin Yuichi Wada
July 16, 2012
Edwin Yuichi Wada, 71, of Honolulu, a retired ironworker, died at home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Lillian; sons Allen, Robert and Jason; brother Henry; sister Aileen Kageyama; and a grandchild. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Assembly of God, Red Hill. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Masae Yamada
Aug. 6, 2012
Masae "Mildred" Yamada, 80, of Kahului, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Edwin M.; sons Roy and Kyle; daughter Eileen Nemoto; brothers Kunio, George and Wallace Kunisaki; sister Mitsue Doi; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Innichement: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Shizue H. Yokotake
July 22, 2012
Shizue H. "Betsy" Yokotake, 86, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Alvin and Lane, daughter Jan Ohta, brother Yoneji Harioka, sisters Aki Nagata and Miharu Mizoguchi, and a grandchild. Private services.






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