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Obituaries

For Wednesday, December 26, 2012


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Celestina Oida Dela Cruz
Dec. 14, 2012
Celestina Oida "Celeste" Dela Cruz, 76, of Wahiawa, a retiree from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service in Schofield Barracks, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Nabua, Camarines Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Loreto; daughters Ligaya O. Dela Cruz and Lorena D.C. Reyes; brothers Dominico and Rodolfo Oida; sisters Esperanza Manzano, Adelaida Jove, Corazon Cabaluna, Matilde Oida and Teresa Baldo; and three grandchildren. Burial and services to be held in the Philippines.

Herbert Tadayoshi Hayama
Dec. 23, 2012
Herbert Tadayoshi Hayama, 74, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County Building Department civil engineer, Hawaii County Housing Department consultant as well as an employee for Wesley R. Segawa & Associates and JHK Tanaka Inc., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Phyllis, daughters Mari Nakamura and Claire Horiuchi, sisters Elaine Sugiyama and Irene Higashi, and five grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Robert Kuuipo Higgins Jr.
Dec. 11, 2012
Robert Kuuipo Higgins Jr., 50, of Honolulu, a former mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Denise, son Joshua, daughter Jessica, father Robert K., brothers Derek and Dominic, and sister Iris. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Rachael Misao Jio
Dec. 4, 2012
Rachael Misao Jio, 87, of Haiku, Maui, formerly of Pukalani, Maui, a retired Maui Community College librarian technician and former Maui News community news writer for Pukalani, died in Maurice J. Sullivan Family Hospice Center in Ewa Beach. She was born in Haiku. She is survived by sons Nathan, Stacey and Tilden; daughter Beryl Jim; sister Sueko Saki; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Makawao Hongwanji, 1074 Makawao Ave., Makawao, Maui. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Makawao Hongwanji or Maurice J. Sullivan Family Hospice Center in Ewa Beach.

Toshio Kanehara
Dec. 22, 2012
Toshio Kanehara, 82, of Honolulu, vice president of Waikiki Bazaar, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Yoko Kimura, sons Hiroshi Muroga and ShigeruKanehara, daughters Akiko Kimura and Yuko Kimura-Drye, brother Isao, sisters Sonoko Kanehara and Kazuko Takeuchi, and six grandchildren.Visitation:noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:1 p.m. Casual attire.No flowers.

Melvin Naoya Kaneshiro
Dec. 23, 2012
Melvin Naoya Kaneshiro, 71, of Hilo, a certified public accountant and proprietor of Melvin N. Kaneshiro CPA, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kazuko; son Neil; daughter Julienne; brother Wayne; sisters Myrna Nishihara, AileenKaneshiro, June Bratton, Sandra Toma, Daryl Weaver and Arlene Okamura; and two grandchildren. Visitation:4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Services:5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yoshi Kyhos
Dec. 14, 2012
Yoshi Kyhos, 79, of Davis, Calif., died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald; daughters Alice Belenis, and Jill and Gayle Kyhos; brothers Masao and Kazumi Tamekuni; sisters Sachie Fujii, Hanae Okumura, Sumie Makino and Rosemary Goto; and eight grandchildren. Services to be held in Sacramento, Calif.

Francis Low
Nov. 30, 2012
Francis "Sonny" Low, 78, of Ewa Beach, an Air Force veteran and U.S. Postal Service retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Lanette "Chinky"; sons Anthony F., Timothy N.A. Sr. and Alika Low and Aaron Low Gomes; daughters Carla Low Auelua and Keala Anae-Onishi; brothers Joseph, Robert and James; sisters Rosemarie Morikawa and Lianne Flournoy; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:7 p.m.

Erlinda Alonajan Mangayayam
Dec. 11, 2012
Erlinda Alonajan Mangayayam, 53, of Kekaha, Kauai, a housekeeper, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Armondo; sons Edward, Armondo Jr. and Dan; father Bridedo Alonajan; brother Marding Alonajan; and a grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa's Church, Kekaha. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery.

Kenneth K. Ortiz
Dec. 10, 2012
KennethK. Ortiz, 70, of Waipahu, a retired Pearl Harbor Shipyard electronics technician at Shop 67 and an Air Force veteran, died in Ewa. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Young Chin; sons KennethJr. and Tavee and Songkram Punsuk; daughters Meni, Raianna, Nitnoi and Virginia; brothers Victoriano "Chacho,"Howard and Glen Ortiz; sister Violet "Vi-lani"Robertson; 25 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Charles Albert Keliikuniaupuni Stewart
Dec. 13, 2012
Charles Albert Keliikuniaupuni Stewart of Waiehu, Maui, a retiree from the banking industry, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Estella, daughters Elisa A. Stewart and Melissa N.S. Rodrigues, sister Myrtle Vetekina and five grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at Kaumakapili Church. Graveside services to follow at Oahu Cemetery.

Wilvan GrahamVan Campen
Dec. 23, 2012
Wilvan GrahamVan Campen, 92, of New York, a retired federal government diplomat, died in Manoa Cottage. He was born in Tacoma, Wash. He is survived by son Wilvan I., daughters Mariko and Hana, and a grandchild. Private services.

John Kiyoshi Yanagihara
Dec. 2, 2012
John KiyoshiYanagihara, 79, of Honolulu, a machine operator, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Paul K.; daughters Sandra A.M. Agas, Carol M. Shimizu, Cyd T. Edwards and Loreen S. Oamilda; brother Harold; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary mauka chapel, 1330 Maunakea St. Services:11:30 a.m. Burial:3 p.m. at HawaiianMemorialPark Cemetery. Casual attire.No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.






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