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Obituaries

For Tuesday, December 11, 2012


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Consuelo Defiesta Apana
Nov. 6, 2012
Consuelo Defiesta Apana, 72, of Santa Clara, Calif., formerly of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Leilani Haines and Tammy Apana-Dianda; brothers Ernesto, Rosalino, Bonafacio and Enrique Defiesta; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire.

Roy Aumua
Nov. 30, 2012
Roy Aumua, 58, of Hauula, an electrician and construction worker at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bernamae "Bae"; sons Kekua K., NuiO‘kealoha, Kekaulike "Sole Boy" and Kekainamakamae "Zed" Aumua, and Benjamin K. Castillo-Puu; daughters Napua-Kuuipokamo‘opunawahinemaikalanimai "Taina" Aumua-Yamamoto, Ko‘uipokeolakahiaumeheku‘ukaikunane "Tita" Aumua and Kawehilani Ballou; father Telefoni; brothers Pauaea and Telefoni Jr.; sisters Susanann Kelsall, Penina Tafiti, Margaret Tupu and Holepa Soliai; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii Stake Center. Services at noon. Flowers welcome.

Shirley Nalani Bushe
Nov. 12, 2012
Shirley Nalani Bushe, 61, of Kapolei, formerly of Hauula, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Larry Jr.; daughters Nalani Vasquez and Lei Bushe; brothers Hiram "Halama," Horace, Archie, Eugene "Gene," Jacob "Yopa" and Timothy "Timmy" Kahele; sisters Abigail Souza, Isabelle Makalii and Ramona Kahele; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hope Chapel Olomana. Services: 10 a.m. Lei welcome.

Christina Yadao Constantino
Nov. 23, 2012
Christina Yadao Constantino, 79, of Kilauea, Kauai, a retired Kauai County Agency on Elderly Affairs community outreach worker for the North Shore, died. She was born in Kilauea. She is survived by sons Roy and Chaz Julian; daughters Sharon McMillin, Leona Blankley, Julie Pavao, Kay Marie Berry and Jodie Carlsen; hanai son Leslie Peru; hanai daughters Eileen Donohue and Talitha Byram; brothers Jose and Joseph "Juny" Yadao; sisters Josephine Asuncion and Frances Bilog; 25 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Sylvester's Catholic Church, Kilauea. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Eleanor Coop
Nov. 17, 2012
Eleanor "Miss Ellie" Coop, 82, of Honolulu, a retired medical insurance sales representative, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Douglas J., brother Daniel Goeas and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

Celestine A. Mattos De Ponte
Dec. 3, 2012
Celestine A. Mattos "Sally" De Ponte, 85, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County community service worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Donald Mattos and George and Kenneth De Ponte; brother Frank A. Mattos; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Felicia Balaga Gabriel
Nov. 23, 2012
Felicia Balaga Gabriel, 86, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired federal government executive secretary at Pearl Harbor, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William M. Sr.; sons John A., William M. Jr., Stephen J. and Daniel; daughter Serena Botelho; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Bruce Robert Graham
Oct. 22, 2012
Bruce Robert Graham, 56, of Sacramento, Calif., a former assistant manager at several Foodland and Safeway Honolulu stores, died in Sacramento. He was born in Sacramento. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Daniel Edwin Grigsby
Nov. 6, 2012
Daniel Edwin Grigsby, 48, of Haleiwa, a handyman, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Sacramento, Calif. He is survived by parents Carl E. and Carol M., and brothers Mike S. and Christopher C. Scattering of ashes: 4 p.m. Sunday at Alligator Rock below Waimea Bay.

Melvin S. Hashimoto Sr.
Oct. 29, 2012
Melvin S. "Shige" Hashimoto Sr., 76, of Ewa Beach, a retired electrical contractor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Melvin Jr., Eric and Marc; daughters Lynne Campbell-Hashimoto and Joni and Sharilyn Hashimoto; brothers Willard, Kenneth and Brian; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Jodo Mission of Hawaii, 1429 Makiki St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

James Helenihi
Nov. 17, 2012
James "Kimo" Helenihi, 79, of Wahiawa, a Consolidated Theatres retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Errol Helenihi and Clem Kaiama, and sisters Myrtle Cebreno and Blossom Kapua. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Ryuko S. Hirama
Nov. 30, 2012
Ryuko S. Hirama, 89, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Sendai, Japan. She is survived by daughters Hiromi Ishikawa and Sharon Juncker, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Sue Shigeko Ishii
Nov. 24, 2012
Sue Shigeko Ishii, 87, of Honolulu, an American Factors retiree, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Wayne K. and Desmond K., daughter Marilyn N. Payapaya, brother Kazu T. Samura, sister Jean R. Samura-Lukela, 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Manoa Valley Church, 2728 Huapala St. Services: 6 p.m.

Benjamin Joseph Joaquin Jr.
Dec. 2, 2012
Benjamin Joseph "Bully" Joaquin Jr., 50, of Keaau, Hawaii, a former Iniki Demolition & Abatement laborer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Haunani, sons Iwikauikaua and Mokila, daughters Hinaikamalama and Kahele, father Benjamin Sr., stepmother Yolanda, brother Sean and sisters Patricia Rodrigues, Jennifer "Lisa" Joaquin and Tanya Takahashi. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

Mariano Sonny Lampitoc
Nov. 28, 2012
Mariano Sonny Lampitoc, 81, of Waimea, Kauai, a cook at Job Corps Hawaii and Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, died at home. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by son James; daughters Brenda Lampitoc and Barbara Hicks; brother Melvin Soriano; sisters Josephine Alvarez, Diana Sasan, Lolita Toves, Rosalina Agni and Arsenia Schroeder; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Waimea Sacred Hearts Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

LeRoy Wilfred Medeiros
Oct. 23, 2012
LeRoy Wilfred Medeiros, 75, of Nanakuli, a retired Sida Taxi of Hawaii driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by stepsons Brian, Bruce, Kaui and Barry Lelepali; stepdaughter Lila Mae Lelepali; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Greenhaven Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

Asako Obara
Nov. 15, 2012
Asako "Alice" Obara, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dennis A.; caregiver and daughter-in-law Janis; brothers Charlie, Henry and Masa Nishioka; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ethan Allen Yoshio Okuhara
Dec. 2, 2012
Ethan Allen Yoshio Okuhara, 16, of Lihue, a student, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by father Stanley, mother Cheryl Michioka and grandparents Allen and Hilda Michioka. Services: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Kauai Veterans Center.

Aileen Aloha Oyama
Dec. 5, 2012
Aileen Aloha Oyama, 71, of Honolulu, self-employed and doing business as AO Financial Services, and a former American Savings Bank assistant vice president, died. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Andrew T.; sons Dexter, Derrick and Duane; brother Albino Aquil Jr.; sisters Gwendolyn Sorenson, Charmene Kaminaka and Lorene Augustin; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Katherine Ann Russell
Dec. 5, 2012
Katherine Ann Russell, 61, of Kapaa, Kauai, a teacher, died at home. She was born in California. She is survived by husband Ronald. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at 5245-A Kaehulua Road, Kapaa.

William Sarino
Dec. 2, 2012
William Sarino, 91, of Hilo, a retired Windward Toyota sales associate and former Honolulu Police Department officer, died in Hilo. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by son William A., hanai daughter Winona Ramos-Arb, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.






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