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Obituaries

For Sunday, November 25, 2012


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Edith Acosta
Nov. 12, 2012
Edith Acosta, 58, of Waipahu, a medical billing employee, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Sonny U.; sons Sonny Jr. and Eric; brothers Manuel, Santiago and Dominador Longboy; and sisters Theresa L. Badua and Florentina L. Campus. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Harris United Methodist Church. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Leslie Noelani Aki-Kahawai
Nov. 13, 2012
Leslie Noelani Aki-Kahawai, 56, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Brandon Shirai and Blaise Viernes; daughter Raymee Sugihara; mother Violet Aki; brothers William, Wallace, Warren and Willard Aki; sister Wesley Aki; and seven grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Dec. 2 at Kakaako Waterfront Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Lucita Cabanero Amistad
Nov. 9, 2012
Lucita Cabanero Amistad, 81, of Kapolei, a retired Spencecliff Restaurant kitchen helper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ramon Jr., Roland and Ronnie; daughters Florence Amistad, Lyn Sogawa and Glenda Laciste; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Mekonnen Hi‘ialolawakua Belay
Nov. 2, 2012
Mekonnen Hi‘ialolawakua Belay, infant son of Amare and Chantelle Soto of Wahiawa, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by sister Addis; grandparents Belay Gonfa, Etenesh Debele, David and Sharlene Rodrigues, and Clyde and Vanessa Soto; and great-grandparent Eleanor Nihipali. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Balbina Ulep Bocobo
Nov. 10, 2012
Balbina Ulep Bocobo, 91, of Honolulu, a housekeeper, died in Hospice Hawaii-Kailua. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Herminio U., Inosencio U. and George U. Sr.; daughter Virginia B. Damaso; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 2 at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary, Wailuku. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Bonnie Lee Coutsourakis
Oct. 29, 2012
Bonnie Lee Coutsourakis, 69, of Kapolei, a private practicing psychotherapist and former state social worker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband Constantine "Gus," son Christopher, daughter Tonya, sister Laurie Farmer-Espinoza and a grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Kapolei Regional Park. Casual attire.

Michael Paul Creason
Oct. 30, 2012
Michael Paul "Topo" Creason, 32, of Hilo died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Catherine, stepfather Matthew Balbin, brother Leighton Balbin, sister Rachel Balbin and grandparents John and Patricia Baji. Services to be held at a later date.

Alejandro Martinez Domingo
Nov. 15, 2012
Alejandro Martinez Domingo, 72, of Wailuku, a retired laborer in the construction industry, died. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by son Alex Kealoha, daughters Darlyn Cimini and Rhodalyn Domingo, brother Eufresino, mother of his children Beverly P. and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

Merlyn Barrett Ferreira
Nov. 1, 2012
Merlyn Barrett Ferreira, 83, of Kailua, a former trust officer at Bishop Trust Co. and a retired Army National Guard captain, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Merlyn Scott and Byron Joseph "BJ"; daughter Darlene K. Burgess; stepdaughters Stephanie and Melissa Smith, and Jennifer Summa; sister Dorothy "Maile" Gerard; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Church, Kailua. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Basilisa Galano
Nov. 4, 2012
Basilisa "Sitang" Galano, 94, of Hilo, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Co. employee, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center, Hilo. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Olivia C. Santos, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass at noon. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, ilima section. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Maria Y. Giron
Nov. 7, 2012
Maria Y. "Rosal" Giron, 86, of Wailuku, a retired steward at the former Hotel Intercontinental Maui, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Loreto "Lito" and Dominador "Chuco"; daughters Rose J. Sijalbo, Annie Natividad and Helen Giron; brothers Fructuoso and Andres Yago; sister Victoria Ines; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Mass: 8 a.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, main section. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

William Joseph Green III
Nov. 18, 2012
William Joseph "Bill" Green III, 60, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a painting contractor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by companion Linda Brown, sons William J. "Billy" Green IV and Kory Brown, and daughter Joni. Celebration of life to be announced and held at a later date.

Tonilynn G. Gutierres
Nov. 5, 2012
Tonilynn G. Gutierres, 39, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a cashier at Salvation Army in Waimea, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. She was born in Honokaa. She is survived by daughter Kawailani Gutierres-Batalona, father Anthony Sr., brothers Anthony "Bimbo" Jr. and Josten, and sisters Misty and Amber. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Honokaa United Methodist Church. Services: 10 a.m. Urn committal services to follow at Honokaa County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Miriam R. Horita
Nov. 11, 2012
Miriam R. Horita, 81, of Honolulu, owner of Developers Escrow, died in Honolulu. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by son Keith, daughters Karen and Mari, and brother Jay Ishimoto. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private burial. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Kent S. Kaneko Sr.
Nov. 19, 2012
Kent S. Kaneko Sr., 63, of Hilo, a former mechanic at Roberts Tours and Gray Line, and proprietor of Kent's Auto Repair, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Doreen J.P.; son Kent S. Jr.; daughters Tanya M. Kaneko and Sherry L. Taheri; mother Sumiko Johnson; brothers Milton, Russell, Delton, Sheldon and Reed; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Gabriel Ikaika Kapeliela-Yuen
Nov. 12, 2012
Gabriel Ikaika Kapeliela-Yuen, 32, of Tustin, Calif., a Petco assistant manager, died in Orange County, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Susan Phommacharinh, father Randall K. Kapeliela, mother Gail K. Yuen and brother Garrett K. Yuen. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, 45-815 Pookela St. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ranko Kawaguchi
Oct. 14, 2012
Ranko Kawaguchi, 83, of Waipahu, a Lualualei Naval Magazine retiree, died in Waipahu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by brother Yuzo. Private services.

Benjamin Keliikuli
Nov. 4, 2012
Benjamin Keliikuli, 81, of Pearl City, a retired Con Agra truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in North Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kalani "Edna"; sons Hezan Keliikuli and Keonimana Kawelo; daughters Earleen and Bennie Ann Keliikuli, Maylisajoy "Missy" Kamakeeaina and JourDee Vierra; hanai son William Young; brothers William, George and Archie; sisters Shirley Ann Greig, Delilah Keliikuli-Kaimana and Gladys Keliikuli; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Macario Baldugo Labasan
Nov. 15, 2012
Macario Baldugo Labasan, 59, of Ewa Beach, a United Laundry Services garment presser, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Esterlita C.; sons Rusty, Nic-Glend and Mac M.; brother Frank; sister Consing; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional funeral arrangements to be held in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

Gladys Ann Lenchanko
Oct. 29, 2012
Gladys Ann Lenchanko, 91, of Kaneohe, a purchasing agent, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Frederick Jr., daughter Frieda A. Helgerson, brothers Bill and Clarence Young, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

Rose Ululani Ahuna Livingston
Nov. 14, 2012
Rose Ululani Ahuna Livingston, 79, of Hilo, a retired registered nurse, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Aaron D.K. Costa; daughters Debbie Neves, Rowena Freeman and Patricia and Dorena Costa; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kerlut Luter
Oct. 27, 2012
Kerlut Luter, 35, of Wailuku, an Employer's Option employee, died in Wailuku. He was born in Chuuk, Micronesia. He is survived by son Keanu Boteilho, daughter Karita, mother Tapita Amumu, brothers Kaser and Tuter, sisters Ines Franas and Esina Sat Lutz, and mother of his child Lisa Boteilho. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Union Church. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Pauwela, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

Aiko Nakahara
Oct. 26, 2012
Aiko Nakahara, 86, of Honolulu died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Len, daughter Jan Nagamine and four grandchildren. Private services and burial.

Kiyomi Omoto
Nov. 17, 2012
Kiyomi "Kim" Omoto, 89, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County Fire Department captain, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Penny Montibon and Patti Nishimoto, companion Diane Kim, brother Harry, sister Itsuko Murakami, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.

Perfecto Madriaga Ramirez
Nov. 18, 2012
Perfecto Madriaga Ramirez, 95, of Kahului, a Wailea Ekahi grounds maintenance department retiree, died. He was born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Celestino; daughters Aniceta Pilotin, Lilia C. Valdez, Victoria Paranada and Estrelita Pigao; brother Francisco; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Christ the King Church, Kahului. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, main section. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Helena H. Rapoza
Nov. 14, 2012
Helena H. Rapoza, 59, of Ewa Beach, a Wahiawa Botanical Garden nursery assistant, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Joseph K., Joseph J. Jr. and Nicky K.; and sisters Josette and Willette. Services at noon Saturday at Shinshu Kyokai Mission. Casual attire.

Elias Rebibes Rol
Oct. 31, 2012
Elias Rebibes Rol, 104, of Honolulu, a retired Kalia Apartments & Hotel custodian, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Vicente, Philippines. He is survived by wife Isabel Guerrero; sons Jose, Bert, George and Benny; daughter Edna R. Ugalino; sister Maria L.; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Priscilla Fejeran Salas
Nov. 6, 2012
Priscilla Fejeran Salas, 89, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Agana, Guam. She is survived by sons Joseph and Frankie, daughters Lina Mendiola and Lourdes Sarusal, brother Ramon Fejerang, 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Guam. Aloha attire.

Richard Sanoria
Nov. 13, 2012
Richard Sanoria, 65, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired security guard at Securitas Security at Hilo Airport and a retired lance corporal with Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, in Vietnam, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Susan; sons Shane and Ryan; daughters Shanel Chow and Shelbie Sanoria; brothers Fred and Raymond Sanoria, Tony Akiona and Roy Fujii; sisters Marlene Sanoria and Irene Suzuki; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 7 a.m. Thursday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire.

Some Iida Segawa
Oct. 26, 2012
Some Iida Segawa, 81, of Honolulu, a retired retail saleswoman, died in Honolulu. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Roy, Scott and Lance; daughter Lori Nakata; brother Minoru Iida; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Ululani Shigematsu
Oct. 29, 2012
Ululani "Aunty Ulu" Shigematsu, 82, of Waimanalo, a homemaker and musician, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harry "Hale" Huihui and James B. Reyes Jr., daughters Avanel Moikeha and Jocelyn Reyes, 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Dorothy Asayo Shinbo
Nov. 14, 2012
Dorothy Asayo Shinbo, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Raymond T. and brothers Richard and Clarence Sonomura. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Casual attire.

George Ralph Silva
Nov. 14, 2012
George Ralph Silva, 67, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son George R. Lessary; daughters Loutrell Torres, Chandy Reyes and Bernadine K. VonHamm; mother Rose Young; brother KJ; sisters Carol Silva-Tucker, Stringy Silva and Judy Zoller; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

Gaylord Gee Gum Tom
Nov. 11, 2012
Gaylord Gee Gum Tom, 59, of Honolulu, an attorney and honorary consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Randall and Myron, sisters Rhoda Masatani and Beverly Chadwell, and companion Tony Benavente. Visitation and Taoist services: 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. English services at noon. Casual attire.

Wilfred W. Wong
Nov. 5, 2012
Wilfred W. Wong, 84, of Chandler, Ariz., died in Chandler. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Glenfred and Garrick, daughters Suzette Chun and Joanette French, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Roy Yoshikatsu Yamada
Oct. 31, 2012
Roy Yoshikatsu Yamada, 73, of Honolulu, an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Troy, mother Yukie and brother Thomas. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 95-1039 Meheula Parkway, Mililani. Aloha attire. No flowers.






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