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Obituaries

For Wednesday, September 19, 2012


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Jack F. Afuso
Sept. 4, 2012
Jack F. Afuso, 100, of Kapolei, a retired self-employed gardener, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elsie; sons George, Alvin, Glenn and Gary; daughters Joanne Fujikami and Naomi Imai; brother Johnny; sister Lillian Ikeda; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Terry Yasukichi Arakaki
Sept. 11, 2012
Terry Yasukichi Arakaki, 91, of Kailua, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier and an Army veteran, died in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He is survived by wife Nancy S., son Terance Y., daughters Carol H. Steever and Sandy S. Honda, brother Thomas, sister Nancy Muraoka and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Monetary offerings welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Glenn Takeji Azama
Aug. 21, 2012
Glenn Takeji Azama, 61, of Honolulu, a heavy equipment mechanic and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Harris K. "Tolo" and sisters Naomi H. Takara, Pauline K. Muronaka, Nancy S. Yeda, Eleanor A. Hu and Jane M. Hokama. Private services.

Betty Chee Ching
Sept. 14, 2012
Betty Chee Ching, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard supply clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Edyson "Kapua" and Carleton K.L., brother William Chee, sister Rose Young, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 12:15 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Leonard Ah Ping Chun
Sept. 7, 2012
Leonard Ah Ping Chun, 97, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Marc and Cullen; daughters Wilma Lucas and Robin Chun-Hunter; brother Joseph; sisters Eleanor Fern, Florence Diamond, Faith Inouye, Grace Chun, Jeanette Naki and Lily Lee; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Thurston Chapel, Punahou School. No flowers. Donations suggested to Central Union Adult Day Care.

Joseph Tavares Ferreira
Sept. 16, 2012
Joseph Tavares Ferreira, 90, of Hilo, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. switchman, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Wesley, Alan and Mark; daughters Leona Hale, Gayle Bruce and Pamela Chinen; sister Mildred Cervantes; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Susan Anne Ault Finch
Aug. 27, 2012
Susan Anne Ault Finch, 81, of Oroville, Calif., died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Linda Carey, Heather Gray, Patricia Houston and Sheila Manzagol; and eight grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to Daughters of Hawaii. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

Charlotte Alice Vorfeld Fleener
Sept. 15, 2012
Charlotte Alice Vorfeld Fleener, 98, of Waimea, Hawaii, a homemaker and Amfac secretary, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Michael C. and John R., daughter Joanne Fleener Coon, brother Robert Vorfeld, nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. James Episcopal Church, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea, HI 96743.

Emilio Calucag Ganiron
Aug. 26, 2012
Emilio Calucag Ganiron, 85, of Waipahu, a retired city employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Pacita A., sons Alfredo and Emilio Jr., daughters Ermilinda Baguio and Aimee Ganiron, 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard Junio Hamada
Sept. 14, 2012
Richard Kunio Hamada, 92, of Honolulu, a retired federal government general foreman at Fort Shafter and an Army veteran who served in the 100th Battalion in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife July N., daughter Janice Clements, sister Amy Watanabe and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

Harry Hiroo Hashimoto
Sept. 15, 2012
Harry Hiroo Hashimoto, 84, of Honolulu, a retired general contractor, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. No known survivors. Visitation: noon Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. No flowers.

John Piwa Kaanapu III
Sept. 9, 2012
John Piwa Kaanapu III, also known as "Big John" and "Buzzy," 74, of Honolulu, a retired city bus driver and a veteran of the Hawaii National Guard and Army Reserve, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Glory Pascual; sons John P. IV, William S.C.P. "Billy" and Willard K.; daughters Ululani K. Fong, Kathleen L. Kaanapu and Noelani K.C. Mori; sisters Phyllis J. Zeller, Charlene Kaanapu and June Nicholls; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday and 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday and 1 pm. Sept. 26. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Stanley K.M. Kong
Sept. 9, 2012
Stanley K.M. "Kongie" Kong, 76, of Honolulu, a retired United Airlines employee, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sachie A. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaimuki ward. Services: 5 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Robert Longhi
July 30, 2012
Robert "Bob" Longhi, 79, of Lahaina, founder of Longhi's Restaurant, was remembered in private services. He died in Wailuku. He was born in Torrington, Conn. He is survived by sons Peter and Charlie; daughters Gabrielle and Genafer Longhi, and Carol O'Leary; and six grandchildren.

Sandra Shimoe Marcos
Sept. 8, 2012
Sandra Shimoe Marcos, 72, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Fernando B.; sons Timmy, Darryl, Anthony and Theodore; daughters Marlene Santiago, Flora Patton and Fay Salvador; brothers Keith "Masa" and Ernest Kawamoto; sisters Doris Ishimine and Diane Kuwaye; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Talitiga Mauai Sr.
Sept. 10, 2012
Talitiga Mauai Sr., 58, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Olosega, Manua, American Samoa. He is survived by son Talitiga M. Silifaiva Jr., brothers Faamanu M. and Pao M.M. Silifaiva, sisters Faafofoga M. Jose and Lepepania M.S. Matavao, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu ward. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Mitsuo Nozaki
Sept. 13, 2012
Mitsuo Nozaki, 89, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a retired carpenter and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion Headquarters Company, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hanapepe. He is survived by wife Irene; sons Paul, Sidney and Lyle; daughter Nancy; sister Hannah; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hanapepe United Church of Christ. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Janet Yasue Ruiz
Sept. 10, 2012
Janet Yasue Ruiz, 90, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired Kukuiula Store clerk, died at home. She was born in Koloa. She is survived by son Roland; brothers Randy, Ted, Gary and Gaylord Fukumoto; sisters Myra Muramoto, Gladys Yoshii, Helen Hirano and Namoi Masaki; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 29 at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow.

Daniel Lucas Sellona
Sept. 9, 2012
Daniel Lucas "Danny" Sellona, 46, of Waianae, an Xpress Trucking employee, died in Waianae. He was born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by mother Leonida L.; brothers Frederick "Fred," Glenn and Gary "G"; and sister Amelita "Amy." Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Helen June Sternthal
Sept. 16, 2012
Helen June Sternthal, 73, of Waianae died in Makaha. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by sons William Hutto and Julian Sternthal; daughters Donna Foster and Debora Tandal; brothers Mike "Mickey," Robert and William McCarthy; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 87-227 St. Johns Road, Waianae. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire.

Yoshie Tanaka
Aug. 8, 2012
Yoshie Tanaka, 91, of Pearl City died in Aiea. She was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. She is survived by son Randal, daughter Naomi Tanabe, brother Nobuchika Santo, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tranquilino Molina Transfiguracion
Aug. 13, 2012
Tranquilino Molina Transfuguracion, 79, of Waipahu, a coffee farmer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonila, daughters Mila Juan and Angelita Estira, brother Eugenio, sisters Josefina Cercita and Forferia Boromeo, 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.






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