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Obituaries

For Tuesday, September 25, 2012


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Ella Ah Hau Jong Akiona
Sept. 12, 2012
Ella Ah Hau Jong Akiona, 91, of Kailua, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel clerk, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Holbin III, hanai son Stephen Stine, brother Raymond Jong, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Karen Kinningham Apfel
Sept. 19, 2012
Karen Kinningham Apfel, 57, of Las Vegas, an office assistant, died in Kailua. She was born in Columbus, Ohio. She is survived by husband Michael; sons Neil and Alan; daughter Sandra; mother Genevieve Kohler; brothers Russell, Kevin and Bryan Kinningham; and sisters Lynette Figueroa, Sharyn Smith and Cheryl Hill. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Sandra L. Bradshaw
Aug. 29, 2012
Sandra L. "Sandi" Bradshaw, 53, of Mililani, a former Pacific Beach Hotel employee, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Michael R.; son Michael K.; daughter Kelli Sterling; father Benedicto Cui; brothers Wayne Sr., Allan Sr. and Carl Cui; sisters Beryl Senarighi, Beverly "Annie" Alaka‘i and Barbara "Bobbie" Hosaka; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers.

Harold Chu
Aug. 25, 2012
Harold Chu, 64, of Houston, formerly of Honolulu, an attorney, died in Houston. He was born in Pine Bluff, Ark. He is survived by daughter Laura Ryckman and brothers Hall and Herman. Services and burial on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity. Online condolences: ralphrobinsonandson.com.

John Deluz
Sept. 7, 2012
John Deluz, 17, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a Paniolo Country Inn general sanitation engineer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents John and Anita; brothers Keenan, Josey, Haaeo and Kaeo; and grandparents Abraham and Gale Deluz, Roxanne Laboy and Walter Camara. Private services.

Janice Kehaulani Mahelona Ecija
Sept. 3, 2012
Janice Kehaulani Mahelona "Little Rat" Ecija, 26, of Waianae, a Salem radio station receptionist, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Michael G., brother Gerard Mahelona Ecija and sister Ashlee Mahelona. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Leroy E. Hall
Sept. 14, 2012
Leroy E. Hall, 67, of Sherwood, Ore., a mobile notary, died in Sherwood. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Suzanne; son Erin; daughters Jennifer Newmann, Lori-lyn Lovely and Carrie-Ann Lucas; brother Larry; sisters Elsie Chang, Margaret Hall and Carol Gristock; and 13 grandchildren. Services on the mainland. No flowers.

Cy Seichi Izumi
Aug. 7, 2012
Cy Seichi Izumi, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Bitumuls and Paving Co. foreman and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Dennis and Darrell, daughters Wanda Kajioka and Linda Nagata, and sisters Millie Clark and Darling Chee. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

Florence M. Kawamura
Aug. 24, 2012
Florence M. Kawamura, 92, of Wahiawa, a retired Lanakila Crafts seamstress, died in Waipahu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Ken; son Duane; daughters Sandra and Gayle; brothers Hiroshi and Henry Kojima; sisters Yoshie Hirayama, Elsie Nakamura and Alice Murakami; and a grandchild. Private services.

Robert Stanley Kamaluuluolele Keaunui Sr.
Sept. 7, 2012
Robert Stanley Kamaluuluolele Keaunui Sr., 76, of Waimanalo, a retired Army cryptologist and veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Robert S.K. Jr. and Ravern, daughters Debbie Pihana and Keri Prowse, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

Keenan Ku‘uleialohaikamakaokaopuaokalani Kuoha-Montizor
Sept. 12, 2012
Keenan Ku‘uleialohaikamakaokaopuaokalani Kuoha-Montizor, 16, of Hilo, a sophomore at Ka ‘Umeke Ka‘eo Hawaiian Immersion Public Charter School, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Desiree Kuoha, brother Kaimalino Kuoha, sister Kiley Kuoha-Louis and grandparents Dyreson and Ivy Kualii-Kuoha. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Haili Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo. Services to follow.

Brian K.Y. Lee
Sept. 2, 2012
Brian K.Y. Lee, also known as "Sumo" and "Sanch," 51, of Honolulu, an entrepreneur, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by stepsons Weldon and Aaron Kekauoha; stepdaughter Kalele Kekauoha-Schultz; mother Shirley; brother Bruce; sisters Joelyn Nishioka, Jill Barry, Jan Boyce and Janelle Wong; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Walter S.T. Lee
Sept. 20, 2012
Walter S.T. Lee, 94, of Wahiawa, a retired Honolulu Police Department sergeant, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Howard and Eugene, daughter Brenda Chang, brother Godfrey, sister Lila Park, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Clement Clyde Lehuanui Low
Aug. 26, 2012
Clement Clyde Lehuanui "Clem" Low, 88, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a musician, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Pepeekeo. He is survived by wife Margaret Ann "Margee" Lumphrey; sons Clayton, Curtis and Christopher; daughters Carolyn Farley and Catherine Robinson; sister Geraldine Carvalho; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to charity.

Fructuoso Mark Madijanon
Sept. 7, 2012
Fructuoso Mark Madijanon, 66, of Kapolei, formerly of Las Vegas, a carpenter, singer, entertainer and musician, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Theresa; sons Matthew, Michael, Miles and Martin Madijanon, and Jeffrey Velles; daughters Madelene Burke, Melanie Uyeda, and Melisa and Krystal Madijanon; sisters Nancy Hess, Marian Madijanon and Sally Zailo; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

William Morris
Sept. 17, 2012
William "Tiki" Morris, 70, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired Kentfield Fire Department firefighter in Marin County, Calif., died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Judy, brother Alika and sister Dee Griep. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea, 65-1168 Kapiolani Road. Services: 11 a.m. No flowers. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 384261, Waikoloa, HI96738.

James Grant O'Donnell
Aug. 23, 2012
James Grant O'Donnell, 93, of Kailua, a retired Matson Shipping port regional engineer, died in Kailua. He was born in Vallejo, Calif. He is survived by son Ben, daughters Grantlyn O'Donnell and Ann O'Donnell-Dillon, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Manuel Burigsay Pascua
Sept. 9, 2012
Manuel Burigsay Pascua, 76, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Dolores H.; sons Manuel H. Jr., Arnold H., Wilbert H. and Florendo H.; daughters Leilani H. Alvarico and Ronalyn H. Gadingan; mother Lauriana B.; brothers Ernesto B. and Narding B.; sisters Anita B.Aquino and Tina B. Ulep; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional services and burial in the Philippines. Casual attire.

Donald J. Sabagala
Sept. 12, 2012
Donald J. "Saba" Sabagala, 65, of Waianae, an Operating Engineers Local No. 3 member, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia L. "Patty"; sons Donald "Saba" Sabagala Jr., Michael and Aaron Gasco, and Shyne Aquino; daughter Veronica "Roni" Gasco; brothers Clement "Mente," Philip, Steven, Alvin "Bino," Teddy "Mitchell," Robert, Adriano "Kelly" and Ronald; and sisters Juana "Lingy" Kaawa and Lynn "Bojo" Lewis. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Michael Topolinski
Sept. 20, 2012
Michael Topolinski, 91, of Honolulu, an assistant fire chief, a Hawaii Kai Marina patrolman and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Canada. He is survived by wife Jeanette Wong Topolinksi, sons Thomas T. and William M., and daughter Gayle. Private services.

Cathy Leinaala Torres
Aug. 23, 2012
Cathy Leinaala Torres, 44, of Ewa Beach, a Walmart Mililani sales associate, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard P. Villacorte Sr.; son Brian M.K.; brother Manuel III; sisters Puanani Harris, Donna K. Torres and Selena Sheldon; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chpael. Program: 10:30 a.m. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Antone Tony Vega
Sept. 12, 2012
Antone Tony Vega, 82, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a Kohala Sugar Co. heavy equipment operator and a grounds maintenance employee for Hawaii County and Kalahikiola Congregational Church, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Alan and Richard; daughters Marilynn Kanehailua and Raynette McGiness; brothers Alfred and Nicholas Vegas, and Raymond Vega; sister Roseline Noble; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Sunday at Kalahikiola Congregational Church. Services: 3 p.m. Burial to follow at Wainaia Cemetery. Casual attire.

Kiyoshi Watanabe
Sept. 11, 2012
Kiyoshi Watanabe, 82, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a state Department of Accounting and General Services maintenance employee and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Garrett, daughters Joni and Geri, brothers Mitsuo and Myles, sister Lillian Mochizuki and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Gregory P. Wongham
Sept. 16, 2012
Gregory P. Wongham, 67, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Mignonne Min, brother Edward H. and sister Puanani Hardwick. Private inurnment.

Baby Yamashita
Aug. 31, 2012
Baby Yamashita, infant child of Brice and Jalene of Mililani, died in Honolulu. Baby Yamashita is also survived by sister Mila James Yamashita and grandparents Michael and Gladys Maag and Brian and Marian Ito. Private services.






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