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Obituaries

For Monday, February 25, 2013


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Elaine Marie Ahu
Feb. 12, 2013
Elaine Marie Ahu, 74, of Hilo, a Waiakea High School janitor, will be remembered in a celebration of life 10 a.m. March 3 at Dodo Mortuary. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sister Carol Luciano and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 3. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rhonda Lynn Alohalani Ahu
Feb. 12, 2013
Rhonda Lynn Alohalani Ahu, 45, of Hilo, a homemaker and caregiver, will be remembered in a celebration of life 10 a.m. March 3 at Dodo Mortuary. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Tyler Matsumoto, daughter Taiana Ahu and brother Jonathan Young. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 3. Casual attire. No flowers.

Irenea Colobong Balcita
Jan. 27, 2013
Irenea Colobong Balcita, 82, of Ewa Beach, an elementary school teacher in the Philippines and state Department of Education teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Laoac, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Maria Carmen Castillo, Bella Luz Obello, Glenda Pita, Maria Brinea McFall and Ma. Aurora Dumanlang; sister Teresita Serafica; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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 Patricia, son Melton, daughters Jeanette Lindsay and Charlene Beach, mother Dora 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Anastacio Bibilone
Feb. 20, 2013
Anastacio "Arthur" Bibilone, 94, of Hilo, an automotive parts clerk at Parts Center of Hawaii in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Cebu, Philippines. He is survived by wife Trinidad, sons Calvin and Clark, daughters Veronica and Pamela, stepdaughters Roxanne Onuma and Roberta Ruggieri, brothers Pablo and Richard, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, ilima section. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary P. Cagasan
Jan. 30, 2013
Mary P. Cagasan, 83, of Mililani, a Pali Momi Medical Center food service department retiree, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Raymond Jr., Earl and Lloyd Rodrigues; daughter Francine Takenaka; brothers Vincent and Eddie Reyes; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Henry Franco
Feb. 8, 2013
Henry Franco, 90, of Makawao, Maui, a Maui County Makawao base yard clerk and an Army veteran, died in Kahului. He was born in Olinda, Maui. He is survived by wife Ellen, daughters Melinda Ishii and Cindy Ashdown, hanai sister Beverly Duarte, caregivers Norma Romero and family, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Harriet A. Gay
Feb. 22, 2013
Harriet A. Gay, 90, of Honolulu, an artist and author, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Boston. She is survived by husband E. Laurence, sons Noel L. and Dr. Peter C., daughters Marguerite Gulyassy and Georgette Gay Parrish, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Church, 148 Makawao St., Kailua. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Morning Music Club of Honolulu, c/o Jill Fong, Treasurer, 3360 Kamaaina Place, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Bert Taniguchi Kapahu
Feb. 3, 2013
Bert Taniguchi Kapahu, 57, of Kaneohe, a former employee at Waikiki Shopping Plaza, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Tassilynn K., sons Thane L. and Tyrone K., daughter Tanya Mendez, brothers Stanley and Butch, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Edythe Veronica Kurtz
Feb. 20, 2013
Edythe Veronica Kurtz, 93, of Kula, Maui, a retired Commonwealth of Massachusetts administrative assistant, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Clinton, Mass. She is survived by daughter Mary Hew and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Ghost Church, Kula. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Jeremy David Lapitan
Feb. 13, 2013
Jeremy David Lapitan, 23, of Honolulu, a painter's apprentice, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Peter and Janeth; brothers Shawn and Jonah; and grandparents Teofilo and Francisca Lapitan, and David DeGerald. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

Sonoma Liufau Jr.
Feb. 9, 2013
Sonoma Liufau Jr., 76, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Utulei, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Katherine Unutoa, sons Sonoma M.J. and Gary H.T. Unutoa, daughters Catherine Satele and Lina Flores, brothers Elvis and James, sisters Fualili Tupuola and Faga Fuala‘au, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Mass: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Yen Chin Loo
Feb. 12, 2013
Yen Chin Loo, 93, of Honolulu, a retired accountant, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Thomas and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Lambert Kalani Nalimu
Feb. 4, 2013
Lambert Kalani Nalimu, 43, of Keaau, Hawaii, a former income tax preparer at H&R Block, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers John Nalimu and Alex Cadelario; sisters Sherry Bass, Nadine Taylor, Eunice Bagorio, Nadiline Frendo, Laura and Lorna Sordillia, and Mary Delos Santos; and hanai sister Rahel Selemon. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Casual attire.

Theresa Doris Pacheco
Feb. 9, 2013
Theresa Doris Pacheco, 49, of Hakalau, Hawaii, a nursing student, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Sinton, Texas. She is survived by husband Warren N.; daughters Belinda Rangel and Christina Reyes; stepson Caleb; stepdaughter Alea; parents Louis and Leona Hill; sisters Carrie and Maryann Hill, and Marcy Plenefisch; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ralph Piena
Jan. 29, 2013
Ralph Piena, 82, of Waialua, an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Floserfida "Flo"; son Rowland K.; daughter Kim Banks; brothers Randy W., Harold and Clarence; sisters Jean E. Piena and Eunice C.L. Kasaoka; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire.

Amador Menor Ragudo
Feb. 10, 2013
Amador Menor Ragudo, 63, of Pukalani, Maui, a Makena Beach and Golf Resort maintenance worker, died. He was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Reme; brothers Ernesto and Daniel; and sisters Evelyn Tolosa, Norma Viloria and Perla Foronda. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Burial to be held at a later date in the Philippines. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

David Rosario
Feb. 14, 2013
David Rosario, 73, of Hilo, a retired supervisor at the former Hilo Coast Sugar Plantation and a Hawaii Army Air National Guard and Army veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Aileen; sons Richard and Darren; daughter Denise; hanai daughter Laroma Parker; brothers Alvin and Milton Pavao, and Alan Meyers; sisters Pamela Pavao and Julie Medeiros; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 43 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Hilo. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary B. Simao
Feb. 11, 2013
Mary B. Simao, 96, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons George A. and Alvin R., daughter Mary L. Mercado, sisters Alice Galus and Mildred Botelho, nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral, 1184 Bishop St. Mass at noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Peggy Y. Sugahara
Feb. 17, 2013
Peggy Y. Sugahara, 85, of Wailuku died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Reyno, daughters Shawn Fukeda and Stacey Siangco, brother Akito Katsutani, sister Amilia Kurahara, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Private burial. No flowers.

Gabriella Savalioleola Tanoa
Feb. 19, 2013
Gabriella Savalioleola Tanoa, infant daughter of Sautia K. and Malaetele T. of Mililani, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brother Jeraz S.; and grandparents Sautia L. Tanoa Sr., Tufue Tautala, and Afu and Tapaau Iulio. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Iva Rae Lagasca Tegtmeier
Feb. 13, 2013
Iva Rae Lagasca Tegtmeier, 73, of Wahiawa died at home. She was born in Maunaloa, Molokai. She is survived by daughters Bernadine Kiambao, Darlene "Nani" Viernes, Ernestine "Kalani" Versola and Patricia Sagucio; three brothers; a sister; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at New Hope Leeward, Waipahu. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Masele Fetalia‘i Toeaina
Feb. 6, 2013
Masele Fetalia‘i Toeaina, 81, of Waipahu, a retired teacher for the American Samoa Department of Education, died at home. She was born in Alofau, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Vainuulua and Faleala; daughters Tofa Toeaina, Taloauau T. Utuone, Apeape T. Tavui and Alaimalo Liulamaga; brother Torise Faapouli; sister Faapusi Ioapo; 28 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at First Samoan Full Gospel Church, Salt Lake. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City.

Wilfred Yat Sung Yee
Jan. 28, 2013
Wilfred Yat Sung Yee, 85, of Sacramento, Calif., a retired geotechnical engineer and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Sacramento. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy, son Linton, daughters Trudy and Angela, sister Harriet and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at United Church of Christ, 467 N. Judd St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. March 4 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.






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