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Obituaries

For Sunday, December 30, 2012


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Isabel Adorable
Dec. 21, 2012
Isabel "Bella" Adorable, 70, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired Kauai Community College library technician, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Eleele. She is survived by brother Andres and sisters Aurelia "Lia" de la Cruz and Eusebia Kline. Visitation: 9 a.m. Jan. 19 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Manjit Kaur Bhatty
Dec. 25, 2012
Manjit Kaur Bhatty, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Punjab, India. She is survived by sons David and Gary, daughters Goody Torgersen and Kamla Koch, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Mathilda Caires Carvalho
Dec. 27, 2012
Mathilda Caires "Tillie" Carvalho, 89, of Haiku, Maui, a retired Maui Dry Goods employee, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by daughter Janell, five grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Lei Muraki Chun
Dec. 23, 2012
Lei Muraki Chun, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Jon Y.S.; daughters Laurie C. Jayne, Valerie P.P. Yin and Nancie Lee; sisters Doris Guerrero and Lily Ho; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Lou Tigre Cordero
Dec. 27, 2012
Lou Tigre "Tiger" Cordero, 37, of Honolulu, a law office clerk at Tom Quitiquit Chee & Watts LLP, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Efren A. and sister Vanessa C. Dudoit. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Kalihi. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Jan. 7 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Carolyn Cortez
Nov. 29, 2012
Carolyn Cortez, 66, of Wailua Houselots, Kauai, a Walmart receiving clerk, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Davis Sr.; son Daniel; daughters Carmelita "Mimi" Cortez and Christina Tice; brothers Frederick, Andrew, Paul and Maurice Pancho; sisters Linda Labuguen, Kathy Castelo, Pamela Peak and Donna Pancho; and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at Kapaa Neighborhood Center.

Melquiades R. Ewa Sr.
Dec. 18, 2012
Melquiades R. "Mel" Ewa Sr., 88, of Waianae died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Melquiades Jr., Glenn and Carl; daughters Darlene and Ashlyn Ewa and Rollie Henrich; sisters Diosdada Suan and Mary Rose Banuilos; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Richard Gomes
Nov. 30, 2012
Richard Gomes, 81, of Waianae, a paniolo and an operating engineer, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Jonathan and Richard Jr., daughter Annette, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Johnny Gon
Dec. 21, 2012
Johnny "John" Gon, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Chinatown Trading Co. co-owner, died in Honolulu. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Jane L., son Andrew, daughter Mamie G. Valez, and sisters Judy Ng and Esther Wong. Visitation and Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 6 at Diamond Head Mortuary. English eulogy at noon. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Marie Charlotte Hagedorn
Dec. 4, 2012
Marie Charlotte Hagedorn, 90, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in St. Louis, Ill. She is survived by daughter Debbie Van Alstine, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Pius Davis Henry
Dec. 17, 2012
Pius Davis Henry, 63, of Kapolei, a deputy chief of immigration of the Marshall Islands, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Ebon, Marshall Islands. He is survived by wife Emma; son Blair; daughters Sherlinda Henry-Perez, Sherlina Ebot, Regina Kelek and Diana Henry; 27 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God, Red Hill. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Edwin Akio Hoshida
Dec. 17, 2012
Edwin Akio Hoshida, 79, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired auto mechanic, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a former Hawaii Army National Guard member, died in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Kohala. He is survived by wife Margaret, sons Earl and Aric, daughter Naomi, brother Stanley, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Gospel of Salvation Church, Kokoike, Kohala. Services: 10:30 a.m. Graveside urn committal services at noon Jan. 7 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Daniel Kazuo Ide
Dec. 9, 2012
Daniel "Dan" Kazuo Ide, 55, of Honolulu, a Palekana Permits principal, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Clarita and brother Matthew. Visitation: 10 a.m. Jan. 6 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Hans R. Johnny
Dec. 15, 2012
Hans R. Johnny, 41, of Wahiawa died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Chuuk, Micronesia. He is survived by wife Grace; sons Ashvin, Haven, Daevin and Lance; daughter Charissa; parents Rioichy and Mercy; brother Alvin; and sisters Ancelly Simina and Merea Johnny. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

George Kiilau Kalahiki
Dec. 6, 2012
George Kiilau Kalahiki, 78, of Pearl City, a Marine Corps sergeant and Korean War veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Koolaupoko. He is survived by wife Alohalinda, daughter Tani D., brother David "Kago," sister Hilda Mahi, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

Richard Bunji Kashiwaeda
Dec. 23, 2012
Richard Bunji "Dick" Kashiwaeda, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Equitable Life insurance agent and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by son Brian, daughters Joan Fujio and Merle Kikukawa, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Matthew Don Kester
Dec. 25, 2012
Matthew Don Kester, 56, of Hawaiian Beaches, Pahoa, Hawaii, a forklift operator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by parents Don and Barbara; brother Scott R.; and sisters Lucy Lombardi, Jenny Dodson and Amy Davis. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hilo United Methodist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Lei‘u Ah Key
Dec. 22, 2012
Lei‘u Ah Key, 73, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Fagasa, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Ioane; sons Otto Ah Chee, Numia Notise, Samu Tua and John, Leo Tai, Aiulutuanaitaisi and Hirama Ah Key; and daughters Maota Moenoa, Malia Leaeno, Orepa Luavai and Selina Meade. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Leonard Kling
Dec. 17, 2012
Leonard Kling, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired Army sergeant major, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Antonita De Vera-Kling; stepsons Kevin De Vera and Marshal De Vera Jr.; stepdaughters Marsha Nelson, Diane Ferreira, Angie Tunoa and Jenna Horton; numerous grandchildren; and seven stepgrandchildren. Services at a later date.

Charles Kalei Kuhaulua
Dec. 9, 2012
Charles Kalei Kuhaulua, 68, of Pukalani, Maui, a heavy-equipment operator for Hawaiian Dredging Co. and Rojac Trucking Co., died at home. He was born in Ulupalakua, Maui. He is survived by wife Geranium; sons Irving, Charleston, Grifford "Kamoa," Ivan and William-Charles; daughters Cecily "Lehua" Poouahi and Geranium "Sweetheart" Kuhaulua; brother Robin Transfiguracion; sister Wanda Transfiguracion; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

Rosalina D. Ligeralde
Dec. 6, 2012
Rosalina D. Ligeralde, 91, of Waipahu, died in Aiea. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Benjamin, Greg and Samuel; daughters Carmelita and Socorro Ligeralde and Adelaida Mabazza; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Archie Y.G. Loo
Dec. 25, 2012
Archie Y.G. Loo, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and a retired Chaminade University director of general studies and academic counselor, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Edna K.S.; sons Les and Brad; sister Betty L. Taylor; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X Parish. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Military Order of World Wars, Disabled American Veterans or Chaminade University.

Siaosi Pakola Mafile'o
Dec. 12, 2012
Siaosi Pakola Mafile'o, 76, of Honolulu, a driver for the prime minister of Tonga, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. He is survived by wife Lolohea T.; sons Inoke Fotu, Taulotofonua and Sami; daughter Fiusani A. Hiliau; 32 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private Hawaii services. Public services in Tonga. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Manuel Robert Mendes
Dec. 16, 2012
Manuel Robert "Curley" Mendes, 63, of Kahakuloa, Maui, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by daughters Angela Chargin, Susan Ancheta and Cheyenne Leffler; brothers Ernest Jr., Jimmy, Alan and Melvin; sisters Irene Rodrigues and Catherine Cordeiro; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Henry Welokiheiakea‘eloa Niheu Jr.
Nov. 30, 2012
Henry Welokiheiakea‘eloa Niheu Jr., also known as "Papa Kihei" and "Soli," 69, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Kanaka Maoli activist and an International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kekahikoa; daughters Kala‘iokamalino and Kalamaoka‘aina Niheu, Aloha‘aina Harawira and Keali‘ikauila Hinewhare-Niheu; brothers David and Luther "Hoppy"; sister Karen Gomes; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life at noon Saturday at Iolani Palace. Big Island services pending. Traditional maoli attire. Food donations welcome.

Randall Kaipo Palakiko Sr.
Dec. 8, 2012
Randall Kaipo Palakiko Sr., 61, of Kapolei, a National Park Service retiree and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Nanakuli. He is survived by companion Debra K.; sons Randall K. Jr. and Ryan K.; daughter Desiree K. Ioane; brothers Fenton and Clayton; sisters Leimomi Kalama, Sybil Kanae, April Julius and Rosalind, Georgiane, Chanel, Dee and Mavis Palakiko; and eight grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Trac Beach, Nanakuli. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Katherine Ululani Park
Dec. 10, 2012
Katherine Ululani Park, 62, of Hana, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hana. She is survived by brothers Andrew Sr., Martin and Matthew; and sisters Nancy Cosma, Eunice Kahaleuahi, Monica Reinhardt, Barbara Hockenhull and Loretta Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Puuiki. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Puuiki Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

Thomas Edward Ravey
Dec. 19, 2012
Thomas Edward "Tommy" Ravey, 62, of Hilo, a Navy veteran and Big Island Stevedores employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Keola and Ka‘ainoa; daughters Debra Ann "Leilani" and Tommie "Lehua"; mother Annie; brothers Joel "Kalani" and Joe "Felix"; sisters Joanne Tamala, Beverly "Leilani" Gonsalves, Winona "Wini" Hooser, Annette "Netta" Nakamoto and Dennilu "Ipo" Carvalho; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

Paul Tatsumi Sasaki
Dec. 24, 2012
Paul Tatsumi Sasaki, 62, of Waipahu, a retired watercress farmer, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rachael, sons Matthew and Ryan, daughter Jennifer and sisters Hannah Hara and Blanche Isaki. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Nelson Nahinu Waikiki
Dec. 10, 2012
Nelson Nahinu "Nelly" Waikiki, 70, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Dolan and Testa Ned; daughter Jo-Nell Agdinaoay; brother Tiburcio Agu; sisters Emma Lapitan, Mary Lou Kaluna and Lani and Kathy Waikiki; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial:1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Leatrice Miyeko Yamaguchi
Dec. 24, 2012
Leatrice Miyeko Yamaguchi, 82, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Earl, Craig, Kurt and Scot; daughters Cheryl Yamaguchi and Noreen Hayamizu; brother Edwin Tani; sister Sister Mary Anne, O.C.D.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mildred Aya Yamashita
Dec. 1, 2012
Mildred Aya Yamashita, 83, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Emmy Escamilla and Ritsuka Fujioka. Private services.

Cheryl Ann Yuen
Dec. 22, 2012
Cheryl Ann Yuen, 56, of Honolulu, a Realtor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Guy, son Gavin, daughter Cherie, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Alban's Chapel, Iolani School. Services: 3 p.m.






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