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Obituaries

For Thursday, August 16, 2012


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Thomas Kozen Agena
July 17, 2012
Thomas Kozen “Tommy” Agena, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone repairman, died at home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son James A., brother Arthur, sister Bernice Kimoto, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Aug. 25 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Gertrude Bolton
July 11, 2012
Gertrude Bolton, 102, of Glenwood, Hawaii, a retired Lutheran Elementary School teacher in Long Beach, Calif., and tutor at Laubach Literacy Council in East Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Corder, Mo. She is survived by daughters Louise Robertson and Janet Winkler, five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 12:15 p.m. Sunday at Christ Lutheran Church, 595 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Aloha attire. No flowers.

William H. Borges Jr.
Aug. 11, 2012
William H. Borges Jr., 48, of Haiku, Maui, a state Highways Division supervisor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Maria; daughter Tiare; father William Sr.; brothers Scott and Ethan; sisters Trina Gibbons, Renee Latu, B.J. Smith and Adrianna Borges; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Church, Paia. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Therese Ann Carta
Aug. 10, 2012
Therese Ann Carta, 72, of Ho­no­lulu, a resident manager, died in Hono­lulu. She was born in California. She is survived by Paul, John and Cameron; daughters Erin and Stacey; and sister Linda Lee. Private services.

Mabel Liu Chock
July 20, 2012
Mabel Liu “Popo” Chock, 98, of Honolulu, a retired Pua Lei Lani Cottages manager, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Leonis Wai Kin Hee Karratti, brother Edwin Liu, sister Frances Johnson, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Paul Diggs III
July 4, 2012
Paul “Rocky” Diggs III, 52, of Wahiawa, formerly of Pearl City, a Dillingham Tug & Barge deckhand, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Marylou and brothers Albert “Skip” and Michael “Mike.” Visitation: 4 p.m. Aug. 23 at Our Lady of Sorrows, 1403-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jaime Daniel dos Remedios
July 24, 2012
Jaime Daniel dos Remedios, 100, of Kaneohe, a hotel clerk, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by son James Remedios, daughters Barbara Yamada and Florita Zane, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Toni Gail Breslin Ebos
Aug. 8, 2012
Toni Gail Breslin Ebos, 60, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Durham, N.C. She is survived by husband Peter, sons William Clyde Christopher and Keir Breslin, sisters Nela Utley and Bobby Lou Penny, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Doris Haruko Gomi
Aug. 2, 2012
Doris Haruko Gomi, 75, of Ho­no­lulu, a retired Kaimuki Intermediate School teacher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephew Clayton and nieces Deborah Carrol and Reinette Arase. Private services.

Ralph Honma
July 22, 2012
Ralph Honma, 98, of Honolulu, owner of Choice Bakery, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian, sons Brian and Gerald, daughter Susannah and seven grandchildren. Services held.

Hisashi Kajiya
July 23, 2012
Hisashi “Kaji” Kajiya, 86, of Honolulu, a retired electrician and an Army veteran, died in Manoa Cottage Care Home. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Barbara R., son Dayle S., daughters Lynne Y.K. Chance and Lori M. Kajiya, sister Jane Y. and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Arlene Kehaulani Kakalia
Aug. 4, 2012
Arlene Kehaulani Kakalia, 70, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ronald Jr., Martin, Darin and David Thomas, and Timothy Kamaka; daughters Veronica, Alice and Kuuipo Thomas, and Elizabeth Pregana; sister Edwina Glissman; 28 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Services held. Additional survivor information for an obituary published Sunday.

Stanley Kanekumuhana Kanahele
Aug. 8, 2012
Stanley Kanekumuhana Kanahele, 58, of Waipahu died in Aiea. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by foster parents Juliet and Emmanuel Mateo; brothers Eddie H. and Robert N.; and sisters Joyce N. Hose, Lois L. Waiau, Doreen N. Rivera, Sharon P. Kahuena and Annastacia K. Simeona. Private services.

Paul Shigeaki Kaneshiro
July 30, 2012
Paul Shigeaki Kaneshiro, 97, of Kailua, former owner of Imperial Sales Inc., died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Beatrice K.; sons Wayne P., Earl K., Ralph M. and Russell A.; sister Kimie Gusukuma; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sadako Kinoshita
July 26, 2012
Sadako “Sadie” Kinoshita, 94, of Honolulu, owner of Stanley’s Chicken Market, died. She was born in Manoa. She is survived by Dennis Sr., Neil and Jon; brothers Richard and James Miyamoto; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tatsuki Kusunoki
July 12, 2012
Tatsuki Kusunoki, 92, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired mason and coffee farmer, died in Nakamaru Hale. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by son Garrett; daughter Corrine; brother
Mitsu­yuki; sisters Mieko Sato, Momoya Ritenour and Harumi Shigetomi; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Katherine Letson
July 28, 2012
Katherine Letson, 94, of Hono­lulu, a retired elementary school teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister-in-law Mary C. Spencer. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Violet B. Lum
Aug. 7, 2012
Violet B. Lum, 89, of Honolulu, a former Liberty House salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Milton, sons Eric and Gordon, daughter Donna Lum-Sugiura and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 23 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Mitsuko Masaki
July 26, 2012
Mitsuko Masaki, 97, of Pearl City died in Waipahu. She was born in Kipapa. She is survived by sons George and Roy; daughters June Tanabe, Claire Masaki and Susan Migita; sisters Charlotte Tanji and Grace Uradomo; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Erolia Victoria Koria Mata‘utia
July 30, 2012
Erolia Victoria Koria Mata‘utia, 53, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Herman A.; son Koria L.; daughters Erolina J. and Cherish L.; mother Lemoelefili S. Koria; brothers Sile and Tanumaleu S. Koria II; and sisters Erolini E. Esera, Erolaine L. Luani, Erolina L. Sataraka and Evelyn I. Gaogao. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday at Ierusalema Fou Congregational Christian Church, 616 N. School St. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. Monday. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

Mary T. Moore
Aug. 9, 2012
Mary T. Moore, 90, of Mililani, a retired office manager for the State of California, died in Hono­lulu. She was born in Winnipeg, Canada. She is survived by son John, daughters Kate Butts and Barbara Moore, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services.

Midori Nakahara
July 28, 2012
Midori Nakahara, 90, of Hono­lulu died in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Gardena, Calif. She is survived by son Bryan; daughters Hiroko I. Nakahara, Judy Koyama and Janet Nakagawa; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Rose Misaye Nakamura
Aug. 8, 2012
Rose Misaye “Rosie” Nakamura, 94, of Honolulu a retired Liholiho Elementary School cafeteria employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gary S., Russell S., Thomas M. and Timothy M.; daughter Lynn A. Shiroma; brother Richard K. Saito; sister Kazue “Ellen” Kuranishi; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

Sadie Setsuko Okada
Aug. 4, 2012
Sadie Setsuko Okada, 83, of Honolulu, a bookkeeper, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Diane Okada and Joanne Kurata, brother Paul Sumimoto, sister Jean Endo and a grandchild. Private services.

Margaret H. Penn
Aug. 12, 2012
Margaret H. Penn, 97, of Ho­no­lulu, a retired accountant, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Pierceton, Ind. She is survived by son Edwin A. “Ed,” five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Carla Irene Perreira
Aug. 8, 2012
Carla Irene “Butchie” Perreira, 79, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a Bellows Air Force Station bartender, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Carl L.K., daughter Charlyn M.K. Kaholoaa and sister Mary Beth Johnson. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

Obdulia Valdez Ramos
July 24, 2012
Obdulia Valdez Ramos, 89, of Carlsbad, Calif., formerly of Ho­no­lulu, a retired school teacher, died in Oceanside, Calif. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Myrna Austria, six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Honolulu Fil-Am Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2326 Kanealii Ave. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Russell Blaine Tiffany
July 30, 2012
Russell Blaine Tiffany, 78, of Kapolei, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife Nettie, son Russell, daughters Kellie Tiffany-Tolentino and Ronnie Tiffany-Kinder, brother Robert and four grandchildren. Committal services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

James Maclean Kalua‘aha Tilton
Aug. 8, 2012
James Maclean Kalua‘aha Tilton, 64, of Kaneohe, an aircraft mechanic, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lynn, daughter Lisa M. Yarrow, sister Johnette Tilton-Kapu and three grandchildren. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Adriana Agbayani Viernes
July 16, 2012
Adriana Agbayani “Aning” Viernes, 89, of Haleiwa died in Haleiwa. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Apolinario A., son Benjamin A., brother Esteban Agbayani, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program: 11:30 a.m. Services: noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Hazel Katsumi Watanabe
July 28, 2012
Hazel Katsumi Watanabe, 96, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed barber doing business as Watanabe Barber Shop, died. She was born in Kawailoa. She is survived by daughter Kay K. Hirashiki, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

Mitsunori Watanabe
Aug. 2, 2012
Mitsunori “Eddie” Watanabe, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery mechanical supervisor, died at home. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Doris “Miki,” son Guy N., daughter Karen A., sister Winifred T. Nakamura and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Grace Miyoko Oshima Yamasaki
Aug. 4, 2012
Grace Miyoko Oshima Yama­saki, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired city accounting clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Don and Rand, daughters Joy Yamasaki and Pat Burns, brothers Robert Oshima and Owen Lee Oshima, sisters Helen Furukawa and Doris Kaneshige, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Fred Matao Yamashita
Aug. 11, 2012
Fred Matao Yamashita, 85, of Kahului, a Kahului Trucking machinist, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Nancy, sons Lee and Dean, daughter Cathy Tam, brothers George and Calvin, sister Nancy Tanaka, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial at a later date.

Marjorie Oi Ching Yap
Aug. 6, 2012
Marjorie Oi Ching “Aunty Ocean” Yap, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Health accountant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Norman and sister Dorothy Quon. Private services.






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