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Obituaries

For Tuesday, October 16, 2012


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Henry Saichi Arii
Sept. 22, 2012
Henry Saichi "Jay" Arii, 78, of Waipahu, a retired Aloha Airlines quality control department executive, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by brother Harvey; sisters Hazel Ho, Mildred Kipu, Violet Arakaki and Gertrude Nakamura; 23 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani memorial Park. Casual attire.

Laura Lorinda Camara
Aug. 8, 2012
Laura Lorinda Camara, 92, of Denver died in Colorado. She was born in Kalihi. She is survived by son Adam M. Jr., daughters Dorine M. Camara-Alvarado and Diane Camara-Duncan, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kuhlman residence, 551 Kaha St., Kailua. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers. Call 277-6385 for more information.

Estanis Frank
Sept. 25, 2012
Estanis Frank, 68, of Pearl City died in Aiea. He was born in Ettal Atoll, Micronesia. He is survived by wife Pipiana D.; sons Edwin, Estephanas, Raifen, Haser and Frank Frank, and Ben Haser; daughters Evelyn Anton, Melissa Moses, Julie Holmes and Roselyn and K.C. Frank; brothers Aman and Thomas; sisters Chiako Choniong, Theodora Manchester, Anna Louis, Julia Lino, Lucy Frank and Tomasa Neely; and 22 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Tolentina Ribia Gragas
May 17, 2008
Tolentina Rubia Gragas, 74, of Los Angeles, formerly of Hawaii, a homemaker and retired licensed practical nurse, died in California. She was born in South Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Antonio; sons Bo, Adrian and Aaron; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Masako Katahira
Oct. 10, 2012
Masako Katahira, 45, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Yamaguchi, Japan. She is survived by husband Jeffrey M., parents Atsuko and Udai Yoshimoto, and sisters Etsuko Saji and Saiko Masakane. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Yang Soon Park Kim
Sept. 26, 2012
Yang Soon Park Kim, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Duty Free Shoppers sales associate, died at home. She was born in Korea. She is survived by daughter Yong Hee Yun and sisters Sharon Ko, Rita Choi and Naomi Kim. Private services. No flowers.

Gladys Fujiko Kuroda
Oct. 10, 2012
Gladys Fujiko Koroda, 96, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Naniloa Surf Hotel kitchen employee, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. She is survived by son Edmund, daughters Violet Cook and Sharon Kuroda, sister Asayo Takaki, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Christopher Kailua Medeiros
Sept. 13, 2012
Christopher Kailua Medeiros, 26, of Waianae, a Waianae community youth mentor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by companion Chanda Avilla, daughters Kana‘i Moleta-Medeiros and Chloe Gallarde, mother Girlty and mothers of children Shason Moleta and Chas Gallarde. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Flowers welcome.

LeRochelle Millett
Oct. 11, 2012
LeRochelle Millett, 61, of Kapaa, Kauai, a book writer and a United Health Care insurance agent, died at home. He was born in Louisville, Ky. He is survived by sons Richard and Rudy; daughter Leah Shiira; brothers Ricki, Andre, Jose and Jaun; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Kimiye Nakamura
Sept. 13, 2012
Kimiye "Kay" Nakamura, 88, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress for Goodwear Dress Shop, the Hyatt Regency and the Prince Kuhio Hotel, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Miles K. Private services.

Sadao Nishikawa
Sept. 11, 2012
Sadao "Sada" Nishikawa, 85, of Honolulu, a retired state television technician and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia "Pat," sons Michael and Kinohi, brothers Richard and Herbert, sisters Grace Ishizaki and Ethel Nishino, and a grandchild. Private services.

Michael Takeo Saito
Oct. 8, 2012
Michael Takeo Saito, 58, of Hilo, a Hawaii Community College professor in the auto body repair and painting program, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kona. He is survived by sons Brad and Scott, daughter Brandie Munechika, mother Ukie, brother Alan Saito and sisters Emi Saito, Lyn Guillermo and Marcia Eckel. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Soichi Sakamoto
Sept. 29, 2012
Soichi "Stanley" Sakamoto, 91, of Waipahu, a retired Big Way Super Markets mechandise receiver, died in Waipahu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Mildred; sons Wayne, Karl and Scott; brothers Shoichi and Kihachiro; sister Kimiko Nakagawa; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

John Vega III
Oct. 4, 2012
John Vega III, 37, of Kapolei, an Army veteran, died. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. He is survived by wife Jenna; son Julius; daughters Cassandra, Jessie and Jazmine; parents Rosalind and Anthony; and sisters Ana, Amanda, Amber and Sophia. Celebration of life and potluck: noon Oct. 26, 27 and 28. Call 354-2733 for information.

Tomie Watanabe
Oct. 11, 2012
Tomie Watanabe, 94, of Waimea, Kauai, a Tip Top Bakery baker, died at home. She was born in Waimea. She is survived by sister Elsie Hegwood. Private services.

Stanley Seikichi Yonamine
Sept. 23, 2012
Stanley Seikichi Yonamine, 96, of Honolulu, owner of Medical Arts Laboratory, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dean, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary Monday.






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