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Obituaries

For Tuesday, August 14, 2012


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Raymond Aipolani
June 30, 2012
Raymond Aipolani, 61, of Waipahu, a Waikiki Beach Marriott cook, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by spouse Jim, brother Alika and sisters Rosaline Downie, Pearl M. Lee, Kathy Elliott and Joyce Aki. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hawaii Yacht Club. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Rosa Asato
July 22, 2012
Rosa Asato, 76, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is survived by husband Masaki and brother Jose. Private services.

Mildred L. Baker
July 31, 2012
Mildred L. Baker, 81, of Kaneohe, an accountant, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael E. and Edward H. III; daughters Diane T. Baker, Coleen P. Reeves, Judy E. Staples and Erin J. Yost; brothers Leonard Nunes and Kenneth Romao; sisters Lois Kekoa and Carol Castro; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Nicholas Vincent Bertuccio
July 5, 2012
Nicholas Vincent Bertuccio, 77, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran and retired lifeguard, died in Honolulu. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by brother Carl. Private services.

Jonathan Erece Blanco
Aug. 8, 2012
Jonathan Erece "Jon" Blanco, 27, of Kalaoa, Hawaii, a houseman for a Kona hotel, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by fiancee Madonna M. Kalavi, parents Mamerto Jr. and Guadalupe E., sister Cathy Rodrigues and grandparent Laurdis P. Erece. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahala Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Elizabeth Krauskopf Bushnell
July 1, 2012
Elizabeth Krauskopf Bushnell, 97, of Manoa, an editor with University Press in Virginia, died in Honolulu. She was born in Madison, Wis. She is survived by sons Andrew F. and Philip J., daughter Victoria M., eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Charles N. Chinen
July 26, 2012
Charles N. Chinen, 79, of Pearl City died in Aiea. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Nobu, son Wade, daughters LeeAnn and Kate, brother Clyde and sisters Kimi Chinen and Elaine Oda. Private services.

Alexander E. Chu
July 27, 2012
Alexander E. Chu, 93, of Honolulu, retired president and owner of A.E. Chu & Co., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gilbert L. and Willy M.H., daughter Kathy C. Kau, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Major Sheldon Maunakea Cockett
Aug. 3, 2012
Major Sheldon Maunakea Cockett, 43, of Wailuku died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brothers Lawrence III, Patrick, Byron and Benjamin Cockett, and Clyde Kia; and sisters Jackie Sacapanio, Beverly Cockett, Lei Carineo and Linda Vea. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuary.com.

Elbert Dickson
July 25, 2012
Elbert "EB" Dickson, 84, of Lebanon, Ore., a retired military veteran, died in Albany, Ore. No survivors. Scattering of ashes held at Pokai Bay, Waianae. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

Maloaufa'atasi Faumuina
Aug. 1, 2012
Maloaufa'atasi Faumuina, 51, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. She was born in Gagaifoolevao, Western Samoa. She is survived by brothers Tulaga, Kirisimasi and Faifaiese Faumui; and sister Falelua Iosia. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. today at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Violet M.H. Grady
Aug. 8, 2012
Violet M.H. Grady, 86, of Honolulu, a retired office clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono lulu. She is survived by husband Richard, daughters Nora Patterson and Nicolette Fritschel, brothers Robert Y.H. and James Y.B. Kim, sisters Nancy Kam and Ethel Kaheaku, eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

Walter Hiroyoshi Ifuku
July 14, 2012
Walter Hiroyoshi Ifuku, 85, of Honolulu, an inventory management officer for the federal government at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sylvia M.; sons Stanton, Neal and Earle; daughter Lynn Yasutomi; sisters Hatsuko Yamasaki and Helen Kodama; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Jennie Kawaiaea
April 3, 2012
Jennie "Noenoe" Kawaiaea, 77, of Waikiki, a Sun Islands Hawaii Travel retiree, died in Pu'uwai o Makaha. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers William and Ernest, and sister Ruby Barker. Celebration of life: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Fort De Russy Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. For information, email noenoe77@gmail.com.

Teruko Nagahisa
Aug. 3, 2012
Teruko Nagahisa, 93, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Marina Flowers florist and Kapaa High School cook, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Albert Sr., son Albert Jr., daughter Jo Ann, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Sonny Puerto
Aug. 5, 2012
Sonny Puerto, 81, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired bartender for Manele Bay Hotel on Lanai, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Josefina E., son Sonny E. Jr., daughters Jane E. Puerto and Felicia P. Remmen, and a grandchild. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 7 p.m.

Jerry R.D. Ramos
Aug. 19, 2011
Jerry R.D. Ramos, 60, of Honolulu, a maintenance worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Moana, daughter Kimberly Caspillo, brothers Eusibio "Sonny" Jr. and Arnold, sisters Norma Lagadon and Nancy Okinishi, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 622 N. Judd St. Graveside services in Hilo at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harold Santiago
Aug. 9, 2012
Harold Santiago, 73, of Hilo, a retired Hamakua Coast Plantation farmer and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Beatrice; sons Thomas, Timothy and Jonathan Malendres and Joshua, Oliver, Nick and Hans Santiago; daughters Eldergard Manasas, Iris Camacho and Sasaki, Pupi and Sabrina Santiago; brothers Wallace, Norman, Stafford and Stanford; sisters Stephanie Lawrence, Caroline and Kathy; 33 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. today at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 6 p.m.

Hideko Shirai
Aug. 6, 2012
Hideko Shirai, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wayne T. and Wallace T.; daughters Barbara Heu, Gail Saiki and Ellen Shirai; brothers George and Shoichi Takahashi; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Jay Slivkoff
Aug. 5, 2012
Jay Slivkoff, 70, of Volcano, Hawaii, a University of Hawaii-Hilo observatory technician in the Department of Astronomy and Physics, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by wife Marilyn Brown, daughter Clearwater S., brother Greg, sister Janet Seleznoff, former wife Lona and three grandchildren. Services pending. Donations suggested to Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka St., Honolulu, HI 96814.

Mildred M. Soria
March 27, 2012
Mildred M. Soria, 90, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association labor relations director, died. She was born in Washington, D.C. She is survived by son Harry B. Jr., daughter Camille A. Miske, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Benjamin Torres
Aug. 2, 2012
Benjamin "Uncle Ben" Torres, 76, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired mason for E.E. Black Construction on Oahu, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Rosemarie; son David; daughters Bernadette Salas and Gertrude D. Malupo; stepsons Harold J. Jr., Olival J. and Tom G. Germano, and Anthony Maldonado; sisters Mabel Garcia, Bella Flores, Josephine Nash, Barbara Jackson and Betty Lou Torres; 27 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences may be sent to Rosemarie or David Torres, P.O. Box 277, Kurtistown, HI 96760.

Harvey Kinimakalehua Wong
Aug. 10, 2012
Harvey Kinimakalehua "Pops" Wong, 68, of Hauula, a retired construction foreman, died at home. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by sons Harvey "Kamali" and Avery "Kini"; daughters Delia "Leilani" Liua, Corrina "U'ilani" Au-Wong, Alivia "Noelani"‚Fredericks and Charisma "Kahealani"‚Hanohano; brothers‚ Jefferey, Anthony and Gregory; sisters Mary Ann‚ Bardo, Judy Ann Wong, Shirley Ann Naliielua and Cy Ann Pierce; and 16 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula 2nd Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.






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