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Obituaries

For Sunday, December 16, 2012


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LAST UPDATED: 02:34 a.m. HST, Dec 16, 2012



Melchor Baltazar Agustin
Nov. 24, 2012
Melchor Baltazar Agustin, 67, of Ewa Beach died in the Philippines. He was born in Malacin, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Erlinda J.; daughters Carmelita Oria, Lorelee Padilla, Rowena Agarpao and Geraldine Valencia; brother Aurelio Ancheta; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

James Kaneikawaiula Akana
Dec. 4, 2012
James Kaneikawaiula Akana, 83, of Honolulu, a state Department of Transportation employee and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence; sons James. T., Albert and Donald; daughter Irene Kobayashi; sisters Rosemarie Spencer, Judy Nakamura and Josephine Miller; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Francis N. Cambra
Dec. 7, 2012
Francis N. Cambra, 87, of Kailua, a retired aircraft maintenance supervisor at Hickam Air Force Base and an Army private first class who served in World War II, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Mildred Amaral-Cambra; daughters Francine Russell-Grimes, Wendy Cambra and Tammie Apt; sister Terry Kibbie; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church, Kailua. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Kupono Josias Ching
Nov. 20, 2012
Kupono Josias Ching, infant son of Jonathan and Joanne of Pearl City, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brothers Shayden and Kahiau; and grandparents Loretta Ching, William and Yolanda Congdon, and Fred and Mei Okamura. Private services.

Gary Louis Collins Sr.
Nov. 24, 2012
Gary Louis Collins Sr., 60, of Waianae, a retiree from Public Work Center, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, died in Waianae. He was born in Newellton, La. He is survived by wife Evelyn K. "Lei," sons Dennis Kauwe Jr. and Gary Collins Jr., daughters Eva "Kapela" Eli and Linda Jury, sister Linda Gard and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Michael John Daraban Jr.
Dec. 4, 2012
Michael John Daraban Jr., 38, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He is survived by daughter Briell Daraban-McEnroe, mother Charlene, brothers Chris and Matthew, and sisters Malia Daraban and Maurica Daniel. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1403A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 11:30 am. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Jopelo Theophilo Ermitano
Dec. 5, 2012
Jopelo Theophilo Ermitano, 91, of Hilo, a retired heavy-equipment operator, former maintenance worker at the former Hilo Medical Group and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Keith and Glennon; daughters Claudia Pine, Jo-Nell "Gigi" Palacio, Gaile Prugh, Pam Kahakua and Sharon Fontes; hanai daughter Alicia Rodriguez; 27 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Shirley Juliette Fernandez
Dec. 2, 2012
Shirley Juliette Fernandez, 77, of Las Vegas, a sales associate, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Douglas W., daughters Celeste M. Fernandez and Deborah A. Fernandez Fiori, brother Richard "Dickie" Heartherly, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Clarence Masao Fujitani
Dec. 4, 2012
Clarence Masao Fujitani, 81, of Wailuku, a retiree from Maui County Office of Human Concerns, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Constance T., sons Jay and Riki, brothers Donald and Herbert, sister Katsue Shishido and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Carl Alexander Heoulumanawaokalani Hanohano
Nov. 24, 2012
Carl Alexander Heoulumanawaokalani Hanohano, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Pan American World Airways ramp manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Carlette Luka and Carlene Bautista; sisters Maude Nakila, Esther Lum and Stella Judd; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Taani Vakautakakala Hiliau
Dec. 1, 2012
Taani Vakautakakala Hiliau, 26, of Kahului died on Lanai. He was born in Wailuku. Visitation: 4 to 10 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. All-night vigil to follow until 9 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 10 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Pauwela, Maui. Updated information for an obituary published Dec. 9.

Frieda Masae Honda
Dec. 4, 2012
Frieda Masae Honda, 69, of Honolulu, a retired secretary with the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Horace H., son Chris, daughter Jennifer Hartman, brother Roy Okimoto, sister Judy Nakamura and four grand- children. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

David Hong Sr.
Dec. 4, 2012
David Hong Sr., 71, of Wailuku, a Maui Police Department retiree, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Robin; sons Kawika Hong, Adam van Alderwerelt, David Hong Jr. and Cory Kapahulehua; daughters Elizabeth Rosa, Harolynn and Ronie Hong, and Su-Lang Sarver; sisters Carol Nakaahiki, Kamela Bailey, Conny Cardoza and Toda Paaga; and 16 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary.

Chiyono Ichikawa
Dec. 6, 2012
Chiyono Ichikawa, 92, of Haiku, Maui, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Dennis, sisters Masaye "Vivian" Saikami and Namie "Eleanor" Masuda, brothers Mitsuro "Kam" and Minoru "Pancho" Owara, and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Mae Sayoko Ida
Dec. 9, 2012
Mae Sayoko Ida, 79, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired Hawaiian Tel business representative, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jerome, Damon and Dean Furukawa; brother Gilbert Takaoka; sisters Elaine Chong and Dolly Jane Nomura; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kealakekua, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Miliana Jible
Dec. 4, 2012
Miliana Jible, 49, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Ebon, Marshall Islands. She is survived by husband Jible Labija; sons Andanny Jible and Tarry Limkadre; daughters Maun Uraia, and Diana and Hosina Jible; mother Anban Libokmeto; brothers Milton, Hunson, Josea, Menajet and Gary Libokmeto; sisters Nosie Minor, Luis Erakrik, Cathlina Debrum and Malan Limkadre; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation at noon Thursday at King's Chapel, 5740 Kalanianaole Highway. Services: 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

David Hanohano Kalohi Jr.
Dec. 11, 2012
David Hanohano Kalohi Jr., 59, of Waimanalo, a retired city equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Marcus Starkey, and David III and Kaulana Kalohi; daughters Rhonda Manufekai, Desiree Hee, Robin Kama and Lahela Arroyo; brothers Baldwin "Blue" Makua, Jacob and Wendell Kekumu, and Joseph "Sepa" Napoleon; sisters Leilani Nasau, Eva Malaki and Kuulei Ruiz; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Scattering of ashes and celebration of life: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Aloha attire and surf shorts. Flowers welcome.

Abraham Kawaakoa III
Nov. 29, 2012
Abraham Kawaakoa III, 52, of Wailuku, a cleaning industry laborer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Robin E. Vierra; son Llewellyn Vierra Jr.; daughters Diana and Shayna Vierra, and Christina Ramos; brothers Gary and Samuel; sisters Deborah Naleieha, Lynn Piimauna, Trudiann Kuailani and Pamela Nakooka; and nine grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Family Fellowship (Old Rose of Sharon Church), 420 N. Wakea Ave., Kahului. Refreshments to follow. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes to be held at a later date at River Mount, Pakukalo, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Marion R. Lopes
Dec. 11, 2012
Marion R. Lopes, 73, of Wailuku, a retired Kamaole Beach Club office manager, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Clarence L., daughters Charlene Peacock and Karen Tanaka, sisters Catherine Lopes and Lorraine Perreira, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymort-uaries.com.

Thomas S. Nakashige
Nov. 6, 2012
Thomas S. Nakashige, 87, of Hono-lulu, a retired park caretaker for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

Abner Lepen Nunes
Nov. 26, 2012
Abner Lepen Nunes, 60, of Ewa Beach, a city landscaper, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ranceford K.; daughters Marshalynn, Raynette and Charde; brothers Bulla Lepen, Domingo Jr., Randall and George Rio, Richard Murton, Charles Newman, Franklin Borling, Pete James, and Richard Garcia; sisters Marjorie Bixby, Martha Kamaka, Madeline Agualo, Susan Jeremiah, Anita Seal and Esther Pila; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Tomaokuino Petelo
Dec. 7, 2012
Tomaokuino Petelo, 51, of Waipahu, a Hawaii Coffee Co. supervisor, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Futiga, American Samoa. He is survived by brothers Masimino and Leatutui Petelo, and Nikolao Lafaele; and sister Akenese P. Iosefo. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Benjamin Isaia Purdy
Dec. 3, 2012
Benjamin Isaia Purdy, 82, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Maui Country Club food manager and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by brothers Robert and Palmer; and sisters Beatrice Kaiaokamalie, Bernice Higa-Wirtl and Harriet Fukuoka. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kaahumanu Church, Wailuku. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Mary Jane Santiago
Nov. 24, 2012
Mary Jane Santiago, 64, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Health paramedical assistant, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Julia Kennedy; brothers Orlino, Benjamin and Roy Rabanal, and Glyn Ani; and sisters Lorraine Welch and Juanita Ani Irvine. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hauula Beach Park Pavilion. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

Marvin Lewis Silva
Nov. 18, 2012
Marvin Lewis Silva, 82, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Electric estimator and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Angeline L.; sons Marvin V., Mark L., Marty S. and Marshall L.; daughters Margie A. Yasui, Marleen E. Silva, Mari-Jo P. Correa and Marla T. Wright; brother Clayton; sister Alta Johnston; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Church, 2821 Lowrey Ave., Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Eliseo Rogelio Raras Tangonan
Dec. 7, 2012
Eliseo Rogelio Raras Tangonan, 68, of Ewa Beach, a retired Standard Electric Co. groundsman, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Melilta B., son Eli Jr., daughters Emerlita A. Tangonan and Jean Gomez, brother Florante, sisters Eugenia Castillo and Perlita Tangonan, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m.

Edeser Mojica Venzon Sr.
Dec. 9, 2012
Edeser Mojica Venzon Sr., 76, of Honolulu, an electrician, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Niciancena; sons Candilario, Gerry and Edeser Jr.; daughters Mariflor Calimbas and Michelle Venzon; brother Ernisto; sister Erlinda V. Misa; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Church, Kalihi. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Florence Satoyo Yabusaki
Nov. 28, 2012
Florence Satoyo Yabusaki, 93, of Aiea, a retired kitchen helper at Kabuki Restaurant in Aiea, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Gilbert, daughters Karen Fujioka and Fran Inafuku, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Fusano Yoshimasu
Nov. 22, 2012
Fusano Yoshimasu, 92, of Ho-nolulu, a retired Hawaii Newspaper Agency receptionist, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sister Marion Kanekiyo and two grandchildren. Private services.






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