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Obituaries

For Tuesday, January 1, 2013


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Leonora Benigno Agpalza
Dec. 5, 2012
Leonora Benigno Agpalza, 92, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Felix, Isabelo, Adelardo and Melanio; daughter Alde Agustin; brother Fred Benigno; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples.

Melquiades R. Ewa Sr.
Dec. 18, 2012
Melquiades R. "Mel" Ewa Sr., 88, of Waianae, an Army veteran, 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. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

Michiko Hanzawa Fukuda
Dec. 17, 2012
Michiko Hanzawa "Grace" Fukuda, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Tropicana Sportswear seamstress, died. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Channing Y., Colin J. and Kalani M.; daughters Leimomi Y. and Naomi N.; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Leiola Gerlach
Dec. 13, 2012
Leiola Gerlach, 85, of Hauula, a GTE Hawaiian Tel Co. administrator, died in Hauula. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Phyllis Torres, Geraldene Eckart and Jessica Sintos; sisters Gloria Lee, Sadie Dudoit and Heather Montgomery; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Ross Hiatt
Dec. 25, 2012
Ross Hiatt, 84, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Mission Elementary and Intermediate School teacher and principal, Hawaiian Mission Academy assistant business manager and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Montana. He is survived by son Ryan, daughter Ronna Sato and a grandchild. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

Shigeru Hinazumi
Dec. 7, 2012
Shigeru Hinazumi, 91, of Honolulu, a retired general contractor doing business as Mutual Contracting Co., died. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by sons Jay T., Ross S. and Dean M.; daughter Kate K. Takahashi; brothers Robert and Jack; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tommy Joe Horton
Dec. 24, 2012
Tommy Joe Horton, 71, of Honolulu, a Bank of Hawaii retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Snyder, Texas. He is survived by hanai son Lance R. Tsutsumi, brother Steve and hanai sister Alice Tsutsumi. Private services.

Violet Kai Lin Hu
Dec. 8, 2012
Violet Kai Lin Hu, 93, of Honolulu, a retired New China Daily Press typesetter, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Franklin and Michael; daughters Marilyn Jew and Mabel Okubo; brothers Henry and Albert Kam; sisters Helen Wong, June Tong, Alma Lum and Beatrice Kong; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Constance Gonzalez Humelbaugh
July 28, 2012
Constance Gonzalez "Connie" Humelbaugh, 77, of Los Angeles, a manager of a real estate office, died in Los Angeles. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jay and Jon; daughters Lisa Lei and Gia; brothers Jose "Gonzie" and Juanito "Nito" Gonzalez, and Frank Humelbaugh; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Academy School Chapel, 3253 Waialae Ave. Mass: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Teruko Kadomoto
July 26, 2012
Teruko Kadomoto, 92, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Minoru and Toshio Shimahara. Private services.

Ernest Yasuyuki Koroki
Dec. 8, 2012
Ernest Yasuyuki Koroki, 85, of Honolulu, a federal government retiree and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Norma H., son Bert Y., daughter Jan H. Matsumoto, sisters Winifred Naganuma and Lucy Tashima, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Mele Tiligo Misiafa
Dec. 4, 2012
Mele Tiligo Misiafa, 46, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Misiafa Jr.; son Vincent; daughters Victoria and Vycenthia; brothers Tiligo Jr., Ieni, Tariu, Tanu, Noaese and Tusi Taumua; and sisters Rosie E. Martinez, Paese Umi, Viligia Vo'a, Mata Mapu and Te'evale Taumua. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire.

Aurora Hee Mitchell
Nov. 27, 2012
Aurora Hee Mitchell, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired St. Ann School secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Timothy J. and Michael W.; daughters Kathleen Walter, Shannon Durham, Colleen Rawlins and Kelly Mitchell; stepson Alan L.; sisters Lily Au, Dora Aona and Betty Hopper; eight grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

John Joseph Monette
Dec. 27, 2012
John Joseph Monette, 70, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired Navy flight engineer, died at home. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife Tsuyuko, son Patrick and a grandchild. Private celebration of life.

Hatsue Miyashiro Nakachi
Dec. 16, 2012
Hatsue Miyashiro Nakachi, 89, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Wayne and Brian; daughters Audrey Nakachi and Norine Oshiro; sisters Yoshie "Jane" Higa, Mitsue Miyashiro and Harue Hamada; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Penelope Noakes
Dec. 27, 2012
Penelope Noakes, 63, of Haleiwa, a Turtle Bay jewelry store salesclerk, died. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by brothers Tom III and Tim Allen; and sisters Peggy Diamond, Candy Welter and Melody Allen. Private services.

Teresita Pilakowski
Dec. 19, 2012
Teresita Pilakowski, 67, of Ewa Beach, a Hawaii Newspaper Agency compositor, died in Ewa Beach. She was born on Guam. She is survived by son Adam J. Jr., daughters Nicole A. Wilson and Charlene A. Hornos, and four grandchildren. Services pending.

Debra Ann Mogote Reagan
Dec. 17, 2012
Debra Ann Mogote Reagan, 54, of Aiea, a medical biller, died in Aiea. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband Michael, brothers Bernard Mogote Jr. and Ted Mogote, and sisters Cathy T. Correia and Melinda Mogote. Visitation: 9 a.m. Jan. 9 at St. Elizabeth Church, Aiea. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Jan. 11 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual or aloha attire. Lei only.

Kelly L. Rita
Dec. 16, 2012
Kelly L. Rita, 40, of Keaau, Hawaii, formerly of Kauai, a licensed insurance agent and partner at R & R Productions and RX Inc., and former finance manager for various car dealerships in Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by daughter Hayden K. Nachor-Rita, stepdaughter Faith Nachor, mother of his daughters Pamela Nachor, father Richard, mother Priscilla Lopez and sister Liana Vegas. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Bob Sadashi Sagara
Nov. 11, 2012
Bob Sadashi Sagara, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Piggly Wiggly store manager, former Dunham and Smith sales representative and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by son Wayne, daughters Karen Gearhart and Gayle Asano, brothers Raymond and Ronald, sisters Connie Dang and Edna Uchida, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Alice Aiko Sato
Dec. 20, 2012
Alice Aiko Sato, 88, of Honolulu, a retired King Cleaners clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by son Leonard, daughters Winona Kimura and Paulyn Foster, brother Thomas Funakura, sister Bernice Fukushima, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

William Charles Shodahl
Dec. 11, 2012
William Charles Shodahl, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department officer and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Scott, Kirkland and Sean; and sister Leilani Ho. Private services. No flowers.

Agnes Shizue Tagawa
Nov. 19, 2012
Agnes Shizue Tagawa, 77, of San Antonio, formerly of Honolulu, a Bank of Hawaii mortgage servicing retiree, died in San Antonio. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Frank, son Geary, hanai daughter Carol and four grandchildren. Private services.

Tadayoshi Wakida
Dec. 6, 2012
Tadayoshi Wakida, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration Radio Communication Center specialist and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by sisters Helen H. Takeba, Jean S. Minami, Edith K. Nishimiya and Grace S. Ishihara. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Alice Hoshi Yamagata
Dec. 24, 2012
Alice Hoshi Yamagata, 99, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Roy T., a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.






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