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Obituaries

For Saturday, February 23, 2013


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Flora Lynn Bacon
Feb. 5, 2013
Flora Lynn Bacon, 94, of Kaneohe, a retired fundraising administrative assistant for Kapiolani Medical Center, died in Kailua. She was born in Hennepin County, Minn. She is survived by hanai daughter Betsy Dew. Private services.

Melton Ralph Beach
Feb. 12, 2013
Melton Ralph Beach, 71, of Las Vegas, a sheet metal journeyman, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dora, son Melton, daughters Jeanette Lindsay and Charlene Beach, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Vianney, Kailua. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Etta Irene Brown
Feb. 14, 2013
Etta Irene Brown, 89, of Kaneohe, a Palama Settlement social worker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in South Palmyra Township, Ill. She is survived by sister Janice Bennett. Services at a later date.

Daniel Seong Chang
Feb. 11, 2013
Daniel Seong Chang, 92, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired Kohala Sugar Co. welder, died. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; daughters Nalani Fujimoto and Bette Sue Cazimero; brothers Benjamin and Joseph; sisters Violet Kaiawe, Florence Brown, Betty Trawick and Leina Begley; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 2 at Kalahikiola Congregational Church, Kapaau. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Waianaia Cemetery, Halaula. Aloha attire.

Irene Lacuesta Coloma
Jan. 27, 2013
Irene Lacuesta "Rene" Coloma, 87, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Meliton F.; daughters Felicitas "Edith" Lucas and Gloria Baldugo; brothers Jose and Agustin Lacuesta; sisters Sabina Baligad, and Antonia and Herminia Magbaleta; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Stephen Joseph Dang
Feb. 17, 2013
Stephen Joseph Dang, 64, of Waianae, a retired Department of Defense employee at Naval Magazine Lualualei and Hickam Air Force Base, and an Air Force veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Luana, son Kevin, daughter Kimberly De Bono, mother Emelia, brothers Michael and Walden, sisters Priscilla Efhan and Pamela Peterson, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Philip Joseph Davido
Feb. 16, 2013
Philip Joseph Davido, 66, of Honolulu, a mechanic, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by companion Kitty Remilev. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at New Hope Voyager, Dole Cannery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to New Hope Voyager.

Ellen Toyoko Asato Doi
Jan. 21, 2013
Ellen Toyoko Asato Doi, 87, of Koloa, Kauai, retired owner of Kalaheo Luncheonette Motel and Steakhouse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by daughter Kathryn Bacarro, brother Ernest Asato, sister Betty Kadekawa, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Ma'aola Tuipelehake Fetuli-Taula
Feb. 20, 2013
Ma'aola Tuipelehake Fetuli-Taula, 56, of Laie, a Northrup Aviation executive secretary, died in Kahuku. She was born in Utulei, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Doc Taula, sons Alipate and Alexander "Cubby," daughters Alisha and Amber, brothers Lama and Malala, sisters Maria and Gauula, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie stake center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery.

Filemon Ballesteros Go
Feb. 13, 2013
Filemon Ballesteros Go, 79, of Honolulu, a retired harbor pilot, died. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Gertrude, son Kimo, brothers Ernesto and Welington, and sisters Preciosa Chio and Luzviminda Sydiongco. Visitation: 3 p.m. March 2 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Stanley Yukiwo Haraga
Feb. 8, 2013
Stanley Yukiwo Haraga, 95, of Honolulu, a retired general contractor for Haraga Construction and Robert M. Kaya Builders, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Rodney K. and Wayne S., daughters Lorraine T. Kashiwa and Nora Y. Muramoto, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard Hiroshi Isono
Jan. 30, 2013
Richard Hiroshi Isono, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Love's Bakery delivery salesman, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Annie S., sons Wesley and Dean, daughter Joanne Morimoto, brothers Katsuichi and Taichi, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Robert Earl Kaainoni Jr.
Feb. 17, 2013
Robert Earl Kaainoni Jr., 63, of Kailua, a retired Marine Corps major and judge advocate, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hisako; sons Michael "Mike," Matthew "Matt" and Mark; and sister Lee. Visitation: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Sophie T. Kaili
Feb. 8, 2013
Sophie T. Kaili, 78, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clarence, sons Clarence Jr. and Scott K., daughters Julia Wadahara and JoAnn Kaili-Leong, brother Vincent S. Aoki, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Rowena Kanaukapu Keaka
Feb. 8, 2013
Rowena Kanaukapu Keaka, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education elementary school teacher, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by caregiver Diane Easley. Visitation: 3 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Estefania Lagua
Dec. 23, 2012
Estefania Lagua, 71, of Kailua-Kona, a Walmart employee, died. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Reynaldo, daughters Aileen Cruz and Marilou Villosa, brother Maximo Pascua, sister Ruperta Rasalan and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holualoa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park.

Dorothy Elizabeth Len
Jan. 17, 2013
Dorothy Elizabeth Len, 85, of Lahaina, a retired salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son John; daughters Charlene Len and Claudia Ham; sisters Bessie DeGarna, Jane Morikawa and Eva Barglsky; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Theodore George Liter
Feb. 8, 2013
Theodore George Liter, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Navy Supply Corps officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Vincennes, Ind. He is survived by wife Hanh, sons Ted J. and David, daughters Catherine Williams and Susan Clemmons, stepsons Vincent and Michael Nguyen, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Mass: 9 a.m. Interment on the mainland. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Teresa Macri
Feb. 15, 2013
Teresa "Tita" Macri, 79, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Caulonia, Italy. She is survived by son Ilario "Larry," daughter Grace Vadovich, brothers Gulio and Nick Grupido, sister Anna M. Boyd, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Additional services: 6 p.m. at Family Life Church of Hawaii.

Michael Dwayne Martin
Nov. 18, 2012
Michael Dwayne Martin, 61, of Kailua-Kona, a carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Nakamaru Hale. He was born in Detroit. No known survivors. No services.

Misae Masutani
Feb. 7, 2013
Misae Masutani, 97, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Carolyn N. Masutani, Sharon M. Nuibe and Janet S. Otake; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Charles Kauluhaimalama Mocksing Jr.
Feb. 15, 2013
Charles Kauluhaimalama Mocksing Jr., 88, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Gwendolyn; sons Ronald, William and Andrew Auld; daughters Emily Kairau, Kehaulani Cancialosi and Hiilani Lapera; brother Hans; sister Lorraine; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Mildred Misako Nakagawa
Feb. 4, 2013
Mildred Misako Nakagawa, 88, of Hilo, a retired employee of the former Sheraton Waiakea Village and Naniloa Hotel, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Kenneth and a grandchild. Private services.

Raymond Ying Chung Ng
Jan. 30, 2013
Raymond Ying Chung Ng, also known as "Pake" and "Charlie," 80, of Nampa, Idaho, a retired mail handler and a retired Navy yeoman first class, died. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Barbara Valentine, sons Raymond P.M. and Timothy, daughters Valray Jeremiah and Carlene Eshelman, brother Robert Lee, sister Pansy "Ah Wan" Costa Ayers, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services at a later date. Online condolences: ngsofmaui@msn.com.

Doris Shigeko Oshiro
Feb. 6, 2013
Doris Shigeko Oshiro, 83, of Aiea, a retired Tripler Army Medical Center clerk, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Gerald S. and brothers Charles and Akio Hanano. Private services.

Nga Angie Prieto
Feb. 20, 2013
Nga Angie Prieto, 67, of Kailua-Kona, a Bank of America employee, died. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by husband Chris, brothers Charles Dzuong and Quan Duong, and sisters Ngan and Ngoc Duong. Visitation: 1 p.m. Monday at the Chapel at Palm Terrace, 74-5615 Luhia St,, Kailua-Kona. Services: 1:45 p.m.

Adelaide Tadios Regidor
Jan. 25, 2013
Adelaide Tadios Regidor, 94, of Waianae, a maintenance employee at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Barbers Point Naval Air Station and Marine Corps Base Hawaii, died in Aiea. She was born in Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Gerardo "Ben" Jr.; daughters Dolores "Ms. Dolly" Learned, Esmeralda "Ezzie" Shelltrack and Juanita "Janet" Ancheta; 11 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program: 11:30 a.m. Services: noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Ellen Lei Roy
Feb. 13, 2013
Ellen Lei Roy, 73, of Kailua-Kona, a housekeeper for Kona Inn and Thurston Estates, died. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by sons Charles and Olney, daughters Lori Batino and Natasha Roy-Batino, brothers Clinton and Benjamin Naugayan, and sister Tina Aiona. Celebration of life: noon March 10 at Queen Liliuokalani Subdivision, 74-5145 Hokulii Place, Kailua-Kona. Call Lori at 990-2734 for information.

Kui Nam Song
Feb. 16, 2013
Kui Nam Song, 82, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by sons Ui In, Ui Sue and Jae Chul; daughters Chong Hui Tsukada, Lisa Shigemura, and Kay Eun Jung and Mikyoung Song; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. March 4 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Joseph F. Souza Jr.
Feb. 12, 2013
Joseph F. Souza Jr., 83, of Wailuku, a retired Army sergeant first class, died in Gresham, Ore. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Lorraine; sons Charles, John, Mark, Paul and James; daughters Mary Gagne, Starlette Bauer, Celeste R. Souza and Carolyn Conner; brother Edward; sister Elsie Furtado; 32 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Umeko Suehisa
Feb. 8, 2013
Umeko "Evelyn" Suehisa, 90, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Mitsuru; sons Miles, Wayne and Gary; daughter Irene Nagahara; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Betty A. Tam
Jan. 30, 2013
Betty A. Tam, 95, of Kailua died in Honolulu. She was born in Charleston, W.Va. She is survived by sons William M. and Robert B., sister Myra Moody, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. March 2 at Waioli Tea Room, Manoa. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Marimed Foundation, 45-025 Likeke Place, Kaneohe, HI 96744; 236-2288.

William Moses Taylor
Jan. 27, 2013
William Moses Taylor, 20, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Tacoma, Wash. He is survived by mother Theresa, father Delbert Hall and brothers Kareem, Alexander and Terrence Taylor. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 2 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m.

Jasmine Cristina Balanay Teodoro
Feb. 15, 2013
Jasmine Cristina Balanay Teodoro, 39, of Honolulu, a C.S. Wo & Sons merchandise purchaser, died in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by companion Chris Caddell, parents Jose Jr. and Constance, brother Jose D. and sister Lei Anne Generoso. Private services.

Minnie Heu Tom
Feb. 20, 2013
Minnie Heu Tom, 97, of Kailua, retired proprietress of Tom's Grill in Chinatown, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gordon, Randall and Clayton; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Mass: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Windward Seniors Day Care Center or St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Katherine Cockburn Tyson
Feb. 2, 2013
Katherine Cockburn "Katy" Tyson, 96, of Honolulu, a retired social worker, died. She was born in San Diego. Services pending.

John Hugh Wilkie
Feb. 5, 2013
John Hugh Wilkie, 69, of Kailua-Kona, president of MacFarms Hawaii, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia. He is survived by wife Ann; son John; daughters Joann Wilkie and Kirstin Pepper; brother Daniel; sisters Phyllis Ommensen, Noreen Snowdon and Katherine Kineston; and two grandchildren. No Hawaii services.

Jackie Leroy Wilson
Feb. 14, 2013
Jackie Leroy Wilson, 72, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a retired self-employed woodworker, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in California. He is survived by hanai daughter Jennifer An Manley. Private services.

Yun Wah Yim
Feb. 3, 2013
Yun Wah Yim, 83, of Honolulu, a travel agent, died in Maluhia Nursing Home. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Mee Ying, son Nathan, daughters Linda Sakai and Shirley Robinson, brother William, sister Lannie Dung, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 2 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.






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