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Obituaries

For Thursday, March 21, 2013


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Ellen Kaleimomi Haili Aiona-Aka
Feb. 9, 2013
Ellen Kaleimomi Haili Aiona-Aka, 81, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Randy, Russell and Royden Mahi; daughters Deidre and Debbie Mahi, and Denise P. Ferreira; hanai daughters Crystal Spaulding and Heidi Whitney; brother Rodney Haili; sister Mariah Chun; 23 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mario Patli Balloan Sr.
March 5, 2013
Mario Patli "Puring" Balloan Sr., 62, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Mercedes R.; sons Omar R. and Jomar R. Baluan, and Mario R. Baluan Jr.; daughters Lamar R. and Marla R. Baluan; mother Maria; brother Arsenio Baluan; sisters Nilda Bilingon, Lucena Racela, Violeta and Marilyn Baluan, and Annabel Picoc; and four grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date in the Philippines.

Benjamin Alaelua Canonigo
March 9, 2013
Benjamin Alaelua Canonigo, 48, of Kailua-Kona, a security officer at Hawaii County Police Department's Kona Police Station cellblock and former cook at Alex Drive In, Michael's Drive In and Violet's Grill, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kaleo Alves-Bulawan; brothers Richard and Patrick; sisters Theresa Herbert and Therrianne Canonigo; siblings Va‘a, Saga and Leilani Alaelua; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kona Life Church, 75-5699 Alii Drive, above Scandinavian Shave Ice in Kailua-Kona. Services: 11 a.m. Luncheon and fellowship to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Preston B. Crawford
Dec. 13, 2012
Preston B. Crawford, 39, of Waianae, a cook, chore service nurse and stock person, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by sister Jewellyn P.P. Services: 11 a.m. Satur- day at Pokai Bay Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Don Raymundo Erese Crisostomo
March 15, 2013
Don Raymundo Erese Crisostomo, 40, of Waipahu, a Cutter Mazda automobile salesman, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Manila. He is survived by brothers Asterio C. Jr., Joel C. and Robert; and sisters Annaliza E. and Annabel E. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

Treston Samuel Cole Crowley
March 15, 2013
Treston Samuel Cole Crowley, 3, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by parents Neal and Kayanna Woodworth; and grandparents Koli Pio, Iliganoa Matau, Leigaga Fanene and Anna Webb. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Kurtistown Samoan Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Khanh T. Diep
March 12, 2013
Khanh T. Diep, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Tuan and Quang Tran; daughters Anh and Muoi Diep, and Terisa and Lina Chan; and 19 grandchildren. Services: 9-11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Elizabeth Paris Dunford
March 15, 2013
Elizabeth Paris Dunford, 85, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a social worker, middle school teacher and author, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Richard, daughters Elizabeth Dunford and Dorothea Brink, sister Rita Cowell, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at Christ Church Episcopal. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Christ Church Episcopal or Family Support Services of West Hawaii. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

Jeffery Leo Ferreira
March 15, 2013
Jeffery Leo "Jeff" Ferreira, 58, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Maui County Fire Department fireman, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Darlene A., son Chad, brothers Ricky and Bobby, and sister Jean Andrews. Visitation: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Ghost Church, Kula, Maui. Services and burial to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Benny J.O. Fuentes Sr.
Feb. 13, 2013
Benny J.O. Fuentes Sr., 74, of Ewa Beach, a steelworker at Hawaiian Western Steel, died in Aiea. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Benny Jr., Gerald, Gordon and Garrett; daughters Rochelle MasMorell and Sherry Fuentes; sisters Marylee Willis and Mildred L. Ibous; 21 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Braulio Morales Gervacio
March 16, 2013
Braulio Morales Gervacio, 93, of Kahuku, a retired houseman at the Hyatt Regency-Kuilima and a veteran of the Commonwealth Army of the Philippines and the U.S. Army, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Feliciana C., sons Guillermo and Alejandro "Alex," sister Maria Castillo, 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Roch Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Melva Jeannette Gillum
March 6, 2013
Melva Jeannette Gillum, 91, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Beech, Iowa. She is survived by sons C. Dennis and Ted R., daughters Judy A. Strickland and Sharon J. Lyon, nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

Lisa Christine Gregg
March 16, 2013
Lisa Christine Gregg, 50, of Waimea, Hawaii, died. She was born in Ohio. She is survived by son Johnny Alvaro, mother Chris Cameron, brother Bill and sister Beth. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday on the beach in front of the Kawaihae Canoe Club.

James Iwao Hirai
March 3, 2013
James Iwao Hirai, 94, of Honolulu, an Army veteran who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by sons Earl, Alan and Calvin; daughter Pamela; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Helen Marie Hites
March 3, 2013
Helen Marie Hites, 32, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in San Antonio, Texas. She is survived by son Phoenix L. Belen, father Richard W. and mother Jacqueline S. Private services.

Gladys Amui Hoe
March 6, 2013
Gladys Amui Hoe, 82, of Kaneohe, a food handler and caterer, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Paul Sr.; sons Paul K.C. Jr., Harvey K. and Clifford K.; brothers Sam Nahoopii and David Lee Jr.; sisters Elizabeth Kamalu-Lee, Mathilda Adolph and Juliette Aukai; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Benjamin Kaai Jr.
Feb. 24, 2013
Benjamin Kaai Jr., 82, of Pearl City, a retired Hawaiian Telephone equipment installer and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by sons Robert, John and Clarence; daughter Natalie "Hoku"; sisters Mary Ann Kaaiawaawa and Annette Cadang; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Wayne Raymond Kamakea
Feb. 22, 2013
Wayne Raymond "Spanky" Kamakea, 44, of Waianae, a tour bus driver at Ilima Tours, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tracy, son Nainoa Acasia-Kamakea, daughter Lokelani Acasia-Kamakea, father John Jr., brothers George Jr. and Felecito Rivera, and sister Ruby R.M. Rellin. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at 89-543 Pohakunui Ave., Nanakuli. Casual attire. Lei welcome; no wreaths.

Patrick Kuuipo Kawaauhau
March 2, 2013
Patrick Kuuipo Kawaauhau, 56, of Kahului, a warehouse supervisor at Royal Hawaiian Movers on Maui, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Pahala Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mindy W.; daughters Trish, Ka‘aila‘au, Brendie, Reene, Patteee and Tazo lee; brothers Frank "JR," Anthony "Boy" and Alika; sisters Diane "Ulu" Terukina, Kloh-Ann "Tiny" Drummondo and Luana Billington; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Maui Lani Stake Center. Services: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Luncheon: 11:45 a.m. at the church. No alcohol or smoking on church premises. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.

Spencer Joseph Lane
Jan. 31, 2013
Spencer Joseph Lane, 53, of Honolulu, a Rolloffs Hawaii welder and an Army National Guard veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father John, mother Winona, brothers Paul and Butch, and sister Sonia "Noe." Celebration of life: 2-10 p.m. Sunday at Palolo Hongwanji, 1641 Palolo Ave. Casual attire.

Hanalei Joseph Ledo
March 15, 2013
Hanalei Joseph Ledo, 30, of Kailua-Kona, an Alamo Rent A Car service agent, died. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Ala Ahyo; sons Hanalei Jr. and Anu; daughters Naialyn and Starlina; father Michael; mother Alice Carpenter; brothers Teven Faris, Dustin Simms, Kimo Medeiros, Dayven and Cody Ledo, and Jaewin Gonsalves; and sisters Alesia Nunes, Vehealani DeCambra, Keana Lee Wallace and Tricia Ledo. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Haili Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo. Casual attire. Lei welcome. For more information, call 702-677-4976.

Peiyu Lin
March 8, 2013
Peiyu Lin, 84, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Zhongshan, China. She is survived by daughters Ziwei and Dan Xia Zheng, and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

Laurel Lynn Machado
March 12, 2013
Laurel Lynn Machado, 58, of Kapaa, Kauai, a seamstress, died at home. She was born in California. She is survived by husband Roy, sons Vaughn and Ray, daughters Regina Keale and Leila Machado, parents Russell and Edna Adamczuk, brother Howard Adamczuk, sister Gayle Larkin, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 5807 Kawaihau Road, Kapaa. Services: 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow.

Kiyoko Lillian Matsumoto
Feb. 19, 2013
Kiyoko Lillian Matsumoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Kenny's Drive In counter clerk, died. She was born in Halaula-Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ron S.; daughters Sharon E. Maekawa, Laverne K. Sugamoto and Pauline A. Mashima; sisters Norie Uyeda, Yurie Takai and Elaine A. Yamashita; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

Pauline Setsuko Miyamoto
March 13, 2013
Pauline Setsuko Miyamoto, 83, of Kahului died. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Paul, John and Harold; brother Masaji Yamaguchi; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamily- mortuaries.com.

Kenneth Allen Moyer
Feb. 11, 2013
Kenneth Allen "Ken" Moyer, 75, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired Army first sergeant, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Vancouver, Wash. He is survived by wife Amy, sons Mark and John, daughter Paula Golubeckis, sister Barbara Denny and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services at noon. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Tripler Fisher House, 315 Krukowski Road, Honolulu, HI 96819.

Alfred Isaac Luka Nalua‘i
March 16, 2013
Alfred Isaac Luka Nalua‘i, 63, of Waipahu, a Love's Bakery loader, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers George, Robert, Hansel, Dr. Solomon, Arnold, Calvin, Brian, Brent and Duane; and sister Lucia Kamae. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waikalua Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Hope LeAnn Castillo Paglinawan
March 3, 2013
Hope LeAnn Castillo Paglinawan, 13, of Las Vegas, a student at Garside Junior High School in Las Vegas, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Las Vegas. She is survived by parents Jesse Paglinawan and Cheryl Castillo-Paglinawan; sister Peyton C.; and grandparents Leah Paglinawan and Epigenio and Teresita Bagaoisan. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Hono-lulu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome.

Sadao Tachibana
March 7, 2013
Sadao "Sam" Tachibana, 88, of Mililani, an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, Company H, died in Mililani. He was also a retired auto mechanic at Orchid Isle Auto Center Hilo. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by daughters Gail Tachibana and Merle Yusi; brother Walter Matsumoto; sisters Doris Kanemitsu, Betsy Irei and Dorothy English; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Ricardo Unlayao Tajanlangit
March 10, 2013
Ricardo Unlayao Tajanlangit, 91, of Waianae, a security guard and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Pandan, Antique, Philippines. He is survived by wife Fransisca P., son Hercules and sisters Jean and Edna. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m.

Mark Sakae Tajima
March 2, 2013
Dr. Mark Sakae Tajima of Honolulu, a retired dentist at his own business and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice, Nuuanu. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Grace; daughters Diana and Tracey Tajima, and Naomi Peters; sister Ruth Yomen; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

William Joseph Terry
March 12, 2013
William Joseph Terry, 78, of Pearl City, a Cancer Center of Hawaii systems engineer and a Navy veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Cassville, Mo. He is survived by wife Anita K.Y.; daughters Elaine Simon, Patty Maxwell and Danette Hill; half brothers the Rev. Dennis R. and the Rev. Gary; half sister Marilyn Hudson; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.






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