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Obituaries

For Friday, March 15, 2013


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 15, 2013

Peter Cruz Agualo
March 1, 2013
Peter Cruz Agualo, 57, of Kapolei, a painter and laborer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sinajana, Guam. He is survived by wife Madeline; sons Chad Agualo and Nolan Brooks Jr.; daughters Noraline and Melanie Brooks, and Kahala Makekau; brothers Jose "Frankie" and David; sister Loretta Garcia; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 22 at Aiea United Methodist, 99-101 Laulima St. Services: 10 a.m. Lunch: noon-2 p.m. Casual attire; black and white. Flowers welcome.

Wilbert Rapoza Branco
March 13, 2013
Wilbert Rapoza Branco, 83, of Kailua, a retired roofer, died in Kailua. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Michael; daughters Diana Berrien, Trinidad Branco-Hill and Roxann Branco-Orona; companion Pauline Gray; brothers Milton, Manuel and Patrick; sisters Margaret Pacheco, Mildred "Dolly" Branco-Pacheco and Dorothy "Baby" Wright; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Kailua Church of the Nazarene. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Donna Marie Bratton
Feb. 26, 2013
Donna Marie Bratton, 93, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, first lieutenant, and a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Millville, N.J. She is survived by sons William, Leslie and Donald; daughter Kristana; sister Rita Anderson; and three grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Passion for the Poor International, P.O. Box 3914, Shreveport, LA 71133. Aloha attire.

Erma L. DeCorte
Feb. 23, 2013
Erma L. DeCorte, 51, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Dennis, Ronald, Thomas, James and Francis; and sister Palma Cabos. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Millie Lester Haku Halemano
Jan. 3, 2013
Millie Lester Haku Halemano, 56, of Waianae died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Carmine Baco Kuewa, sister Cynthia L. Keaulana and companion Berta Perrin. Services: 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at Zablan Beach, Nanakuli.

Emily Saffery Hall
March 9, 2013
Emily Saffery Hall, 88, of Kailua, a bartender, died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons David Menza, Wayne Britodaso and William and Patrick Hall; daughters Lucille Aguilar and Davelyn Monalim; brothers Kenneth and Carl Saffery; sister Phoebe Saffery; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Keolu Hills Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1461 Kanapuu Drive, Kailua. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

Leslie T. Kaai
Feb. 1, 2013
Leslie T. Kaai, 67, of Waipahu, an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Evelyn; brothers Kenneth, Jonathan and Jaime; and sisters Portia Alferes, Linda Agcorpa and Stephanie Kaai. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Elsie Tatsumi Maekawa
Feb. 21, 2013
Elsie Tatsumi Maekawa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government court reporter at Schofield Barracks, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Shigeo, sister Marilyn Caruthers and caregivers Lorraine Lau and Erlinda Ferrer. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Santiago S. Malanog
Feb. 25, 2013
Santiago S. Malanog, 56, of Lahaina died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Larena, Siquijor, Philippines. He is survived by wife Josephine G., daughter Irene G., brother Leborio and sister Genara M. Omlan. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Entombment: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, main section. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Ambrosio Gantala Malvar
Feb. 8, 2013
Ambrosio Gantala Malvar, 72, of Waipahu died in Aiea. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Elenor A.; sons Nelson, Carlito, Gilbert, Ambrocio Jr. and Allan; daughter Felgrace; brother Prudencio; sister Ines Castillo; and 17 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mitsugi Nishio
Feb. 27, 2013
Mitsugi Nishio, 95, of Honolulu, a retired cabinetmaker and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 1399th Engineers, Company B, died in Ann Pearl Care Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Calvin and Karl, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kenneth Charles Quero Sr.
Feb. 18, 2013
Kenneth Charles Quero Sr., 63, of Las Vegas died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Deborah P.; sons Jason, Kenneth Jr. and Orren; daughters Carrie Quero and Ashley Cabadas; stepson Duane Wilkum; stepdaughters Janine Bennett and Jonelle Wade; brothers William Villareal and Joseph Quero; sister Charmaine Miranda; and seven grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date in Hawaii. Donations suggested to Nathan Adelson Hospice, Las Vegas, or a cancer research/treatment center.

Gilbert Thomas Rosa
March 6, 2013
Gilbert Thomas Rosa, 76, of Hilo, a retired mechanic technician at the former Hilo Motors, died in Hospice of Hilo's Pohai Malama facility. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Lorna; sons Raymond and Thomas; daughters Lorilei Ching and Karen Zindric; brother Charles; sisters Lucille Foster, Rita Sarme, Shirley Legaspi and Dorothy Rosa; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Cathrine Joy Sanborn
March 10, 2013
Cathrine Joy Sanborn, 52, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dwayne; sons John-Mitchel and Dayne; daughters Sherene Cote and Saesha-Lyn Sanborn; mother Elizabeth Addington; stepfather Sam Addington; sisters Debra Pila, Marjorie Kealoha and Lisa Amimoto; and three grandchildren. Gathering: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Esther Piikuahiwi Souza
Feb. 19, 2013
Esther Piikuahiwi Souza, 86, of Waianae, a state Department of Transportation retiree, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Keoki Rin, Clayton and Garyloo Kahunanui, and George, Jack, Ezra and Gordon Souza; daughters Karen McDonald, Sharon Kaeo and Uilani Souza; brother Talino Gaison; 40 grandchildren; 113 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Dorothy F. Tokishi
March 7, 2013
Dorothy F. Tokishi, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Shriners Hospital licensed practical nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Kenneth, sons Kenneth Jr. and Gordon, sister Mildred Shima, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Robert Villanueva
Feb. 19, 2013
Robert Villanueva, 74, of Kapolei, an employee at the Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Raymond and sisters Florence Tecson, Virginia Damaso and Cynthia Drew. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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