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Obituaries

For Sunday, October 28, 2012


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Katherine Helekahi Abreu
Oct. 19, 2012
Katherine Helekahi Abreu, 85, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Kula Sanitorium &Hospital nurse, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by husband Edward L. Sr., sons EdwardL. Jr. and Albert J., daughterWileen Crosby, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass:11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Aloha attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Donald Louis Amaral
Oct. 20, 2012
Donald Louis "Don" Amaral, 82, of Pearl City, a retired plumber and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred, son Darrel L., daughters Donna L. and Brenda E., brother Clyde, sister Margaret Sullivan, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of thePacific, Punchbowl. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Rita G. Atiz
Oct. 6, 2012
Rita G. Atiz, 82, ofMountain View, Hawaii, owner of Atiz Nursery and co-owner of E&R Dozer Service, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pulehu, Maui. She is survived by husband Entiro B. "Terry"; son David E.; daughters Gloria Takemoto, Clarita and Donna Atiz, Sharon Aoki-Caldeira and Michele Atiz-Tejeda; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass:10 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park in Kaieie, Papaikou. Casual attire.

Ronald Awong
Oct. 11, 2012
Ronald Awong, 83, of Honolulu, a retired City Mill heavy-equipment operator in the Lumber Department, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by wifeJane, son Arnold, daughters Lillian Awong and Verley Nakamiyo, brother Abel, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial:2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Friday.

EdwardAugust Bretcher
Oct. 10, 2012
EdwardAugust Bretcher, 90, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired commercial artist, coffee farmer and former owner of Ted Bee Studios, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Calgary, Alberta. He is survived by nephews and nieces. No services.

EllenKuuleialohapoinaole Pukaikapuaokalani Castillo
Oct. 11, 2012
Ellen Kuuleialohapoinaole Pukaikapuaokalani Castillo, 74, of Waimanalo, a hula instructor, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Henry; sons Henry N., Derek and Keola; brothers Bonface Jr., Daniel K. and Dalton Smith; sister Lana Lynn Kalahiki; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. George's Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Services at noon. Aloha attire.

Dorothy Tomiko Dikilato
Oct. 20, 2012
Dorothy Tomiko Dikilato, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Jumbo's Drive In cook, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waiahole. She is survived by son Lorin W.; daughter Doreen J. Parrilla; brothers Akio, Tsugio and John Kozai; sister Sally Fujimoto; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Consuelo Edquiban
Oct. 18, 2012
Consuelo "Connie"Edquiban, 85, formerly of Wailuku, a state Department of Education retiree, died in Fresno, Calif. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by daughtersIda Motoshige, Katrina Martin and Mary C. Reagan; sisters Suzanna Apostal andVickie Malaqui; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui MemorialPark. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Harold Hideo Fujioka
Sept. 28, 2012
Harold Hideo Fujioka, 89, of Pearl City, an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Aiea. He was born inPearl City. He is survived by wifeSharon; daughters Sharlyn Miyahara, Francene Fujioka andKathlyn Abe; brothersRaymond, Hiroyuki and Tadashi; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Kenneth Yoshio Furuta
Oct. 21, 2012
Kenneth Yoshio Furuta, 71, of MountainView, Hawaii, a retired city Department of Parks &Recreation supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by brothersThomas, James and Bert. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.

Patricia Ann Hill
Sept. 28, 2012
Patricia Ann Hill, 59, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born on Long Island, N.Y. She is survived by husband Ernest Ikawa, daughtersCheryl Tuumalo and April Hill, and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Yukio Hirayama
Oct. 18, 2012
Yukio Hirayama, 87, of Honolulu, a former owner of L&L Dairy, L&L Drive In and Happy's, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by brother Fred Y., and sisters Yoshino Hiranaka and Kiyono Masaki. Private services.

JohnKuulei Isabel
Oct. 11, 2012
John Kuulei Isabel, 57, of Glenwood, Hawaii, a California Hawaii Foliage Growers nursery worker and former HawaiiArmy National Guard member, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Leirima, and brothers Rodney and Alan. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Casual attire.

Abraham Lalakea Kahookele
Oct. 19, 2012
Abraham Lalakea Kahookele, 50, of Waianae, a Navy seaman apprentice, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He is survived by son Koa; brothers Jesse "Hanalei" and David "Kawika" Kahookele, and Frank "Palani" Kahookele-Cozart; and sisters Katherine "Mapuana" Yamamoto, Margaret Ann "Kekai" Cooper, Cheryl Cozart, and Ellen and Jean Mary Kahookele. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Friday at Pokai Bay Beach Park, Waianae. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Nahiku Hawaiian Protestant Church, Maui. Inurnment to follow.

Helen Tokie Kawamoto
Oct. 28, 2012
Helen Tokie Kawamoto, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery packer, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sonsRoy andDon; daughter June; brothersGeorge, Thomas and Richard Tsuruda; sister Agnes Tsuruda; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Walter Kiyoshi Kobayakawa
Oct. 24, 2012
Walter Kiyoshi Kobayakawa, 75, ofAiea, a retired auditor for the Department of the Army and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, JTB (Japan Travel Bureau) office manager for daily service and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wifeTeruko, son Mike H., daughterJoy M., brotherKenneth Y., and sisters May S. Hiraoka andEdna S. Endow. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

June A. Kurt
Oct. 13, 2012
June A. Kurt, 83, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by sonRoger and two grandchildren. Private services.

Arthur Lord
Oct. 18, 2012
Arthur Lord, 82, of Makawao, Maui, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wifeBetty Jane; sons Christopher, Kevin "Kip" and Andrew; daughter Amy; and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Reneevile V.M. Manewa
Oct. 9, 2012
Reneevile V.M. Manewa, 65, of Papakolea, a retired driver, died inPapakolea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothersRandy Manewa and Boy Markham; and sistersNona Miguel, Penny Kekahuna and Rochelle Kanei. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Yuriko Moriyama
Oct. 11, 2012
Yuriko Moriyama, 99, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughters Jane andKaren Moriyama, and Joyce Kim; brothers Isamu and Susumu Oi; sisters Tamayo Nitta, Mitsuyo Muneno and Carol T. Miyahara; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Barbara Misue Murakami
Oct. 6, 2012
Barbara Misue Murakami, 91, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Private services.

Tokuzo Nakata
Oct. 22, 2012
Tokuzo "T" Nakata, 86, ofHonolulu, a retired Hawaii Tank Lines truck driver and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation &Nursing Center. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by sisterViolet A. Imoto. Private services.

Hisako Nishioka
Sept. 10, 2012
Hisako Nishioka, 82, of Mililani, a retired salesclerk at Sears Ala Moana, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Yoshito, sons Greg and Jon, daughter Lynne Moore, brothers Hiroshi and Robert Okuno, sisters Teruko Yamada and Ellen Kobashigawa, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Matsuyo Ogata
Oct. 9, 2012
Matsuyo Ogata, 88, of Honolulu, an Edwards Enterprises retiree, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Glenn, Gordon, Gary and Ronald; daughter Gloria Saito; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Stephen Mark Opliger
Oct. 19, 2012
Stephen Mark Opliger, 55, of Kihei, Maui, owner of Art Craft All Natural Stone &Tile on Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in San Bernardino, Calif. He is survived by mother Rose Martinez; and brothers Robert, Rocky and Albert. Services in San Bernardino. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Margaret Fusae Oshio
Oct. 11, 2012
Margaret Fusae Oshio, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Mark, Bryan and Dennis; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Bruno Corsi Paulino
Sept. 26, 2012
Bruno Corsi Paulino, 68, of Nanakuli, a city pool custodian and an Army veteran, died in Nanakuli. He was born in West Point,N.Y. He is survived by wifeMarie; sons the Rev. and Dr. Joseph P. Anghag; daughters Chelsie Paulino, Ramona Hietzman and Wendy Anghag; motherTheresa; brother Bob; and four grandchildren. Scattering of ashes pending at Kailua Beach. Condolences may be sent to bruno96792@yahoo.com.

Primie Viernes Ribao
Sept. 15, 2012
Primie Viernes Ribao, 66, of Hilo, a retired Keaau Elementary School teacher, died in Hale Anuenue RestorativeCare Center. She was born in Aurora, Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by sonsRex Allan V. and George Abel V.; sisters Luzviminda Palilio, Marie Respicio, Teodocia Colobong and Pacita Pataueg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at First Born Temple, Hilo (behind Hilo Shopping Center). Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani MemorialPark, Ilima section. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tatsuo Saito
Oct. 5, 2012
Tatsuo "Tats" Saito, 84, of Honolulu, a retired civil service agronomist and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in South Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Stuart T. and Sanford A., brother Hiroshi and three grandchildren. Private services.

Gladys Kaualoku Santos
Oct. 18, 2012
Gladys Kaualoku "Sweetie" Santos, 77, of Ainaloa, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Hospital housekeeper and Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean War, died inHilo Medical Center. She was born in Kalapana, Hawaii. She is survived by husband James R.; son Robert Fisher; daughters Liana L. Deliduka and Edwina Johnson; stepson William; stepdaughters Virginia Willis, Cindy Mars and Peggy LeClear; sisters Caroline Chan andLiffie Ha‘o; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Graveside committal services: noon Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Santiago Lobong Saragosa Sr.
Oct. 21, 2012
Santiago Lobong "Sandy" Saragosa Sr., 85, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by sons Santiago L. Jr. and Daren L., daughters Sandia Ann Saragosa and Cornelia Revuelto, sistersMary S. Malvas and Hilidina S. Maning, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Tsugio Shishido
Oct. 17, 2012
Tsugio "Peco" Shishido, 92, of Hilo, a retired house painter, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Fujie; son Edward; daughtersPatricia Dagenais and Coleen Uyeda; brothersSeichi and Tsuneo; sisters Etsuko Ishii, Setsuko Sato and Miyako Kuniyoshi; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Joyce Lynn Smith
Oct. 13, 2012
Joyce LynnSmith, 44, ofKihei, Maui, died at home. She was born in Bremerhaven, Germany. She is survived by husbandGary S., daughterNicole A., father Hershel S. Gilliam and mother Alicia S. White. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Hermina Souza
Oct. 22, 2012
Hermina Souza, 78, of Makawao,Maui, a housekeeping and day-care industry retiree, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughtersBernadette Tabol and Mary Ann Morreira, brother Alfred Smith, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 4 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Nov. 5 at Mililani Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Corazon D. Tolentino
Oct. 20, 2012
Corazon D. Tolentino, 61, of Kaneohe, an accounting supervisor, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Dinalupihan, Bataan, Philippines. She is survived by son Robert; daughters Jennifer and Michelle; brothers Orlando, Rodrigo and Willy Dulce; sisters Josefina Mogul, Alice Refe and Evelyn Juquiana; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Nov. 5 at St. Ann's Church,Kaneohe. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Gwendolyn Kuulei Yoshimura
Oct. 16, 2012
GwendolynKuulei "Popo" Yoshimura, 67, of Kaneohe, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village reservations supervisor, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sonStuart Saito; daughter Candace Montgomery; mother Wilhelmina; brothers Newton Yuen, and Keith and Lance Yoshimura; sisterMay Ogimi; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Hisao Yoshimura
Oct. 13, 2012
Hisao Yoshimura, 85, of Pearl City, a retired U.S. government supervisor for the Department of the Navy and an Air Force veteran, died.He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wifeRosa; sons Alden A. and Wayne T.; daughter Carol K.; brother Yoshiharu; and sisters Kimiko Yoshimura, Hanako Izumigawa, Yvonne K. Yoshimoto and Betty M. Higa. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Committal services and burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.






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