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Obituaries

For Tuesday, January 8, 2013


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Joseph Acohido
Nov. 30, 2012
Joseph "Joe" Acohido, 74, of Aiea, president and owner of City Properties Inc., died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Flora "Flo"; son Vincent; daughter Lisa Fujiwara; brothers Ben, Donald and Ernest; sisters Carmela Lim and Celina Lynch; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Frances F. Akana
Jan. 2, 2013
Frances F. Akana, 78, of Honolulu, a Waialae Bowling Alley control desk operator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kainoa "Skippy," brothers Frederick and Cedrik Robello, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

Marina Santos Ancheta
Dec. 12, 2012
Marina Santos Ancheta, 86, of Quezon City, Philippines, died in Quezon City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Greg D.; brothers Mark, Zoilo and Fred Santos; sister Rosita Baingan; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Albert Bettencourt
Dec. 31, 2012
Albert Bettencourt, 91, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Hawaiian Fruit Packers mechanic, died at home. He was born in Kapaa. He is survived by son Clinton; daughters Priscilla Green, Puaala Akui, Bernadette Bettencourt and Nalani Lingaton; brothers George, Harold and Billy; sisters Carie Viella and Marjorie Brown; 10 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Private burial.

Margarita Cabalce Dawa
Jan. 1, 2013
Margarita Cabalce Dawa, 76, of Hanalei, Kauai, a self-employed taro farmer, died. She was born in Pozorrubio, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rudolfo Mantanan, Romeo Dawa and Remegio Tangonan; daughters Marissa Batterman, Maxima Schmidt and Marilyn Dawa-Loos; stepson Abraham Tangonan; stepdaughters Grace Bancud, Genoveva Yabes and Myrna Rodriguez; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. William's Church, Hanalei. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Catherine's Church cemetery.

William Dinson
Nov. 26, 2012
William "Sonny" Dinson, 70, of Lancaster, Calif., a retiree of Teamsters Local 399 in Southern California, died at home. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Rhonda; sons William Brian, Kevin, Shawn, Mark, William Jr. and Colt; daughters Clarissa Matsumoto, Apryl Sasaki and Melissa Tyson; brothers Emilio Sr., Leonard, Louis and Ronald; sisters Laura Lacaden and Lillian Tamanaha; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at 85-4539 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealia, Hawaii.

Beatrice Johnson
Nov. 14, 2012
Beatrice Johnson, 82, of Honolulu, a retired teacher at Newton Public School in Massachusetts, died in Honolulu. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She is survived by sons Michael and Scott, daughter Laura Sprowls and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church, Aina Haina.

Yolanda Puanani Kaolowi
Dec. 15, 2012
Yolanda Puanani "Yogi" Kaolowi, 60, of Honolulu, a child-care provider, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by sisters-in-law Yoshiko Kunishige, and Anita and Elizabeth "Tita" Kaolowi. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Graveside urn committal services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Aloha attire.

Mildred M. Leong
Dec. 21, 2012
Mildred M. Leong, 99, of Kaneohe died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son David, daughters Barbara Uyeunten and Patricia Antonio, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Lionel John Martin
Jan. 1, 2013
Lionel John "Jack" Martin, 87, of Canada, a veteran of the Canadian First Special Service Force commando unit (Devil's Brigade), died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Bowden, Alberta. He is survived by sons Ronald S. and Douglas J.; brother Howard; sisters Maralyn A. Marchand, Sherry A. Hartridge and Roma L. Crispen; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Yoshio Okamura
Dec. 17, 2012
Yoshio Okamura, 89, of Honolulu, a retired refrigeration mechanic at Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chiyoko, sons Kyle and Clyde, brothers Takeo and Robert, sister Mary Kishi and two grandchildren. Private services.

Antonio Palabrica
Dec. 1, 2012
Antonio "Sonny" Palabrica, 79, of Waipahu, a retired Army recreation office adminstrator at Presidio Army Base in San Francisco and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Mario Jr., sister Marlene Demello and stepfather Anthony B. Clark. Visitation: 9 a.m. Jan. 19 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Beatrice Reeves
Dec. 27, 2012
Beatrice Reeves, 88, of Honolulu, a retired federal civil service employee/radiology technician at Tripler Army Medical Center, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wayne P. Wakeman and Thomas D. Reeves Jr., daughters Lori A. Gonsalves and Susie L. Akamine, sister Leilani Dillard, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Make-A-Wish Foundation or Ronald McDonald House Hawaii.

Ralph Riley Jr.
Dec. 10, 2012
Ralph Riley Jr., 76, of Kapolei, a retired Army National Guard reservist and first lieutenant Army Ranger with the 101st Airborne Division, died in Kapolei. He was born in Oklahoma. He is survived by wife Judith, son Richard K., daughter Teresa Castro, brother Raymond L. and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Makakilo Baptist Church.

Judith Hololio Rodrigues
Dec. 7, 2012
Judith Hololio "Melva" Rodrigues, 71, of Kapolei, a Makakilo Elementary School employee, died in Kailua. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Keith K., Kyle "Kimo" and Kaililaau K.; daughter Kim K. Ilae; brother Richard N.Y. Ah Lee Sam Jr.; sister Alice M.L. Baptiste; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Stanton Romsdal
Dec. 29, 2012
Stanton "Dale" Romsdal, 89, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Colorado State University professor, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in York, Neb. He is survived by wife Barbara and daughters Dana and Kirsten "Leigh." Private celebration of life.

Nannelle H. Sadler
Dec. 31, 2012
Nannelle H. Sadler, 92, of Honolulu, a Realtor, died in Kahala Nui. She was born in Georgia. She is survived by sons James Jr. and Glen, and daughters Michelle Sadler and Trish Farish. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Andrew Nobuo Shohara
Jan. 2, 2013
Andrew Nobuo Shohara, 77, of Hilo died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother William H. and sister Sachiko S. Carlson. No services.

Anna Charlotte Scott Sloggett
Jan. 2, 2013
Anna Charlotte Scott Sloggett, 106, of Lihue, a retired Wilcox Elementary School teacher, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son David P. Scott and daughter Marion S. Penhallow. Graveside services: 4 p.m. Jan. 18 at Lihue Cemetery.

Chae Hi Smith
Dec. 30, 2012
Chae Hi Smith, 77, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Mililani. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by son Paul E., daughters Patricia M. Smith and Betty A. Foster, brother Chae K. Kim, sister Soon H. Kim and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. today at Schofield Cemetery, Lyman Gate. Aloha or casual attire; bright colors. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Yoshio Sugino
Dec. 1, 2012
Yoshio "Yochi" Sugino, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and an insurance agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Emiko K., sons Michael and Mark, daughter Pauline, brothers Stanley and Tatsu, sister Margie S. Tarumoto and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Carol Ruriko Suzuki
Nov. 29, 2012
Carol Ruriko Suzuki, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Amfac data entry clerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Daryl and Rod, sister Joanne Murata and two grandchildren. Private services.

Tsutomu Myles Tamanaha
Dec. 18, 2012
Tsutomu Myles Tamanaha, 73, of Hilo, a retired self-employed painter and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Kevin, Darryn and Dayne Tamanaha, and Justin and Sy Nakashima; daughters Adele Shiigi and Nycole Martin; brother Richard; sister Mae Sakamoto; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

Florence Hideko Tome
Nov. 26, 2012
Florence Hideko "Flo" Tome, 94, of Kaneohe, former owner of Kapalama Grill and Fashion Flowers, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Robert K. Jr.; daughters Lorraine F. Luke, Jane S. Tome, Joan A. Ringor, Susan H. Oshiro and Carol S. Yamane; brother Ralph N. Tomei; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation at noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Khoune Vongkhamchanh
Jan. 1, 2013
Khoune Vongkhamchanh, 81, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Vientiane, Laos. He is survived by wife Bouthsady. Visitation: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Laotian Buddhist services. Casual attire.

Dick Hoy Wong
Dec. 29, 2012
Dick Hoy "Uncle Hoy" Wong, 79, of Honolulu, a retired state personnel specialist and a Coast Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beverly H.K. "Bev"; son Bryan W.K.; daughter Kim L.Y. Balisacan; brother Dick Wah; sisters Jennie Lum King, Quonnie Goo, Hoppy Ching and Marion Chun; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at First Chinese Church of Christ. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment.






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