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Obituaries

For Wednesday, December 19, 2012


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Winifred Louise Landgraf Chrones
Dec. 13, 2012
Winifred Louise Landgraf Chrones, 94, of Kaneohe died in Kaneohe. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Philip, daughters Wanda Yurong and Dimitra Morse, nine grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Please plant a tree or flowers in her memory.

Randolph DeMello
Nov. 13, 2012
Randolph DeMello, 69, of Clearfield, Utah, a Navy veteran, died in Utah. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion DiAna Hansen, son Paul, daughter Patricia, brother Joseph and sisters Barbara Wong and Kay Brilliande. Services held in Utah.

Ellen Haruye Eguchi
Nov. 22, 2012
Ellen Haruye Eguchi, 87, of Waialua died in Lorenzo Care Home. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughter Karen. Private services.

Lena Gomes
Dec. 10, 2012
Lena Gomes, 95, of Makaha, a homemaker, died at home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband John Sr., sons Ronald M. and John Jr., sister Marjorie Duncan, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Walter Beh Herter Jr.
Dec. 15, 2012
Walter Beh Herter Jr., 76, of Prattsburgh, N.Y., a civil engineer in California and for Blades and Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport, N.Y., and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Cincinnati. He is survived by wife Betty Lou, sons W. Beh III and John R., sister Judy H. Moore and four grandchildren. Services to be held in Hammondsport. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Pulteney (N.Y.) Fire Department, Pulteney Library and St. James Episcopal Church in Hammonds-port, N.Y.

Thomas K. Hirayama
Nov. 8, 2012
Thomas K. Hirayama, 88, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife June; son Melvin J.; brothers Hiroshi, Ted and Isao; and sister Harriet Shimamoto. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sarah A. Johnson
Nov. 20, 2012
Sarah A. Johnson, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired licensed practical nurse at Tripler Army Medical Center, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Edward "Kalama" and Donald, daughters May Lei Johnson Barros and Sarah Ann Waeyenbergh, brother Brother Patrick Hughes, 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Jennifer Mamo Kahana
Nov. 13, 2012
Jennifer Mamo Kahana, 67, of Kualapuu, Molokai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard "Tody"; sons Dawson, Charles and James "Baba" Kahana, Donald Marasco, and Johnpol Espejo; daughters Sheila Geiger, Dorothy "Dot" Gaughen, Christine "Tina" and Pearlinda Kahana, Honore'e Tauaalo, and Alohalyn Espejo; brother Dawson Garvida; sisters Joyce Garvida, Sheila Sherman, Sharon Keaweehu, Elaine AhSan and Sandy Keliikoa; 44 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Kahana Valley State Park. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Abraham Kaluna Kalani
Dec. 1, 2012
Abraham Kaluna Kalani, 82, of Waianae, a Marine Corps retiree who served in Korea and Vietnam, died in Ka Punawai Ola. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Cheyenne, Joseph and Kimo J.; daughters Louise Kalani and Louise Punahele Ho; and brother Henry H. Kia. Private services.

Sy Kasombath
Dec. 15, 2012
Sy Kasombath, 61, of Honolulu, a farmer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Laos. She is survived by husband Somboun Kingkeo, sons Somphane Kasombath and Hansana Souvanna, daughter Somphone Kasombath and two grandchildren. Laotian Buddhist services: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel.

Edward Lindsey Lake
Nov. 20, 2012
Edward Lindsey "Eddie" Lake, 77, of Kailua-Kona, a prep cook, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brother Peter and sister Louneille Limahai. Private services.

Jaimie Mahelani Leialoha
Dec. 13, 2012
Jaimie Mahelani Leialoha, 47, of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Joseph Rutter; son Joseph Rutter Jr.; daughter Jaylyn Haleamau; mother Aileen Ogawa; sisters Jeanie Arakaki, and Heidi and Amber Leialoha; brother Frank Ogawa; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Roy Kealoha Machado Sr.
Nov. 26, 2012
Roy Kealoha Machado Sr., 78, of Honolulu, a federal government painter and a Marine Corps veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Roy K. Jr.; daughters Ramona P. Nunies, Elizabeth L. Tuitele, Naomi L. Machado and Cynthia U. Luafalemana; sister Marguerite Ortiz; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi West Stake Center, 1723 Beckley St. Services at noon. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Setsuo Naito
Nov. 28, 2012
Setsuo "Strong Boy" Naito, 87, of Aiea, a retired construction foreman at Oahu Construction and J.M. Tanaka Construction, and an Army veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Misae, son Carl S., daughter Kathleen K.N. Morimoto, sisters Hanako Okazaki and Dorothy Tsutsumi, and five grandchildren. Private services.

Lawrence De Mello Perreira
Dec. 12, 2012
Lawrence De Mello Perreira, 59, of Honolulu, a National Guardsman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Kaulana and Kamealoha Kaneakua, daughter Kaimimoku, brother Frank Jr., sisters Bernadette Santos and Geraldine Fraticelli, and 13 grandchildren. For service information, call Bula Kaneakua at 227-6158.

Dean Wesley Ponggan
Dec. 11, 2012
Dean Wesley Ponggan, 66, of Hilo, a retired HPM truck driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mary; sons Mel J. and Malcolm Lehano, and Charles "BooBoo" Fenenbock; daughter Melanie Lehano; sisters Collen Weza and Deanna Kanuha; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Berean Bible Church, 402 Lama St. Services: 11 a.m.

Nancy Marie Richman
Dec. 6, 2012
Nancy Marie Richman, 51, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Joey L. "Joe," son Skyler D. and father Daniel W. Glass. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the family residence, 91-1145 Puaina St., Ewa Beach. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alexander Tirado
Nov. 8, 2012
Alexander "Alex" Tirado, 81, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Jack's Tours bus driver, co-owner of AGA Landscaping Co. and an Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born on Lanai. He is survived by wife Betty; sons Dwayne and David; daughters Sandy Walters and Kathy Anderson; two stepsons; two stepdaughters; brothers David Tirado, and Wayne and Gilbert Abalos; sister Dolly Best; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Guy Curtis Soichi Uejo
Dec. 2, 2012
Guy Curtis Soichi Uejo, 57, of Aiea, an automotive technician, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Jean K. and sisters Sandy H. Fermahin, Shari A. Kikuchi and Dari R. Uejo. Private services.

Frances Masako Umade
Nov. 23, 2012
Frances Masako Umade, 95, of Honolulu, a retired M's Ranch House waitress, died in 15 Craigside. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughter Sharon L. Shak; brothers James Senaga, and George and Henry Arakaki; and sisters Doris Brown, Hatsuko Kaneshiro and Nancy Gordon. Private services.

A. Hiett Ward
Dec. 16, 2012
A. Hiett Ward, 82, of Princeville, Kauai, a retired Chevron marketing executive, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by wife Sharon "Shari," daughters Debbie Asmus and Sandra Ward, stepsons David and Steven Pugh, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Myong Cha Weirich
Nov. 19, 2012
Myong Cha "Joanne" Weirich, 63, of Kailua-Kona, a Club Korea cook, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Inchon, Korea. Private services.

Janet Marie Williams
Dec. 14, 2012
Janet Marie Williams, 74, of Kihei, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in New York City. She is survived by son Christopher; sisters Mariquita "Kiki" Kraft, Kira Corser, Marguerite DiLeo, Mary H. Storey and Patricia G. Monroe; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 10 a.m. today at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Philip H. Yasuhara
Nov. 8, 2012
Philip H. Yasuhara, 78, of Des Moines, Wash., a retired Northwest Airlines purser and a veteran of the Marine Corps and Air Force, died in Des Moines. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kei, brother Raymond and sister Mari Kirby. Interment: 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Updated information for an obituary published Dec. 7.






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