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Obituaries

For Friday, March 22, 2013


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Thelma Sampaio Anders
Feb. 28, 2013
Thelma Sampaio Anders, 81, of Kaneohe died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Virgil T. Sr.; sons Ronnie and Gerald Arevalo, and Virgil Anders Jr.; daughter Velma Cabral; sister Marie Nakachi; 16 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann's Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. April 2 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Blossom Keliheaokekai Asuncion
March 11, 2013
Blossom "Bea" Keliheaokekai Asuncion, 84, of Mililani, a retired manager for Scotty's and Byron's Drive Inn, died at home. She was born in Laie. She is survived by sons Melvin H., Philip and Jason K.; daughter Teana Vann; sisters Victoria "Kiki" Christensen, Jacqueline Chang and Rochelle Asao; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: noon Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Thomas Sakunobu Azama
Feb. 25, 2013
Thomas Sakunobu Azama, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Heeia. He is survived by brother Jerry S. and sisters Elaine Shimabuku, Hazel Nakama and Nancy Takata. Private services.

Robin Sue Barnhouse
March 11, 2013
Robin Sue Barnhouse, 55, of Pearl City died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Muncie, Ind. She is survived by husband Cecil J., mother Iona Combs and brothers Mike Hardwick and Ervin Myers Jr. Private services.

Alberta Carrie Botelho
Feb. 23, 2013
Alberta Carrie Botelho, 82, of Keaau, Hawaii, a musician, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughters Sandra de La Cruz and Dawn Eggstaff, sister Jean Ongies, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Queen's Medical Center.

Marcella Leinaala Kaopua Brede
Feb. 11, 2013
Marcella Leinaala Kaopua Brede, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired Liberty House assistant buyer, died, She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by Paul K. Jr. and Robert K.; daughters Karen P. Soon, NancyAnn M. Souza and Catherine M. Ogata; brother Glenn Kaulukukui; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waikalua Chapel, Kaneohe. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Alfred Carter
Jan. 29, 2013
Alfred Carter, 84, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired architectural engineer for the city Department of Planning and Permitting, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sisters Grace Lum and Kauilani Chun. Graveside services: noon Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to a charity of donor's choice. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

Annie Ching
Jan. 31, 2013
Annie Ching, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Singapore. She is survived by husband Bernard E.P., son Anthony, daughters Mona Lam and Bernadette Chaves, brother John Ng and sister Helen Ng. Private services.

Mildred Chun Ching
March 8, 2013
Mildred Chun Ching, 85, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Curtis K.C., daughter Liane P.Y., brother Raymond Y.K. Chun, sisters Anna M.K. Lee and Jane M.W. Chang, and a grandchild. Private services.

Harper Durham
March 12, 2013
Harper Durham, 38, of Haleiwa, an artist, died. She was born in Kentucky. She is survived by son Jack M. Dogan, daughter Chloe A., mother Jennie Leech, stepfather David Callais and sister Sarah R. Cox. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to Haleiwa Public Library.

Sumako Fukumoto
Feb. 25, 2013
Sumako Fukumoto, 92, of Waimea, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Care Center. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Private services.

Ranson Teruo Hamilton
March 4, 2013
Ranson Teruo Hamilton, 20, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Mary; brothers Randen and Randall T. Hamilton Jr., Kalani Bertilacci and Dillion, Dayton and Joshua Deponte; sisters Randalyn Hamilton and Jasmin Deponte; and grandparents John Santos, Alexander Toki and Kathleen Hamilton. Private services.

Raymonda Helen Haney
March 8, 2013
Raymonda Helen "Monda" Haney, 54, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a Polynesia Cafe kitchen manager, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by father Stanley Carvalho; former husband Michael Cardinez; sons Mikey and Tyrus "T.C." Cardinez; daughters Kalei Cardinez and Kanani Makekau; brothers Kaina, Kaleo, Destry and Dawson Carvalho, Mitch Fanning, Alika Haney and Eleu Kuhaulua; sisters Noreen Kaneholani, Billie-Jean Hairston, Moki Rivera and Abi and Lokelani Kuhaulua; and 10 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. April 5 at Lydgate Beach Park, Kamalani Big Pavilion.

Susan Lynn Harper
March 11, 2013
Susan Lynn Harper, 58, of Keaau, Hawaii, a U.S. government oil spill cleaner and a certified diver, died at home. She was born in Saipan. She is survived by husband Blaine Perguson, parents John and Lou, brothers Gary and Wayne, and sisters Linda M. Hunt and Deborah Bentley. Private services.

Grant Jun Hironaka
Feb. 7, 2013
Grant Jun Hironaka, 56, of Kaneohe, a carpenter, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Yaeko, son John K. Kamalae, daughter Jill K. Lucas, hanai daughter Celeste Hanawahine, sister Lynn M. Parscal and six grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Janice Mitsue Kadooka
Feb. 25, 2013
Janice Mitsue "Jan" Kadooka, 67, of Kailua-Kona, a retired registered nurse at Kona Community Hospital and a seamstress, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Marty Martinez, son Scott, daughters Kimberly Kunitomo and Joy Hamada, sisters June Yukumoto and Mae Oshiro, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. March 29 at Grace Community Church. Services: noon.

Kenichi Kawasaki
Feb. 19, 2013
Kenichi Kawasaki, 95, of Honolulu, a carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by sons Gordon and Allen, and daughter Sandra. Private services.

Anne Umeno Kiyabu
March 4, 2013
Anne Umeno Kiyabu, 98, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Manoa Senior Care, Kaimuki. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Ken S.. Paul K. and Leslie S.; daughter Patricia O. Monteith; brother Yoshio Nakasone; sisters Sueno Furukawa and Rita Nakasone; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

David Kaukaha Lanai Jr.
Oct. 20, 2012
David Kaukaha Lanai Jr., 77, of Honolulu, a retired Primerica employee and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pearl. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Elks Honolulu Lodge, Waikiki. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

James David Lee
March 8, 2013
James David "Kimo" Lee, 42, of Hilo, a mason, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Alfred, Robert S. Jr. and Theodore; and sisters Roberta Vea and Mirriam Lee. Private services.

Bumiko Lukes
March 10, 2013
Bumiko Lukes, 70, of Waipahu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in the Marshall Islands. She is survived by sons Alee, Jack and Jackson Ading, Misio and Lucas Lucas, and Martin and Jellenwa Masao; and daughters Martha Kaious, Misako Lucas and Miko Masao. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Mary Lyman-Viela
March 4, 2013
Mary Lyman-Viela, 48, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John L. Lyman-Tremaine, daughters Tiare and Kiani, mother Henrietta "Etta" Lyman, brother Elmer Pascua, sister Michele "Miki" Lyman-Luckfield and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Falefatu Tamapua Maluina
March 11, 2013
Falefatu Tamapua Maluina, 64, of Honolulu, a merchant seaman, died at home. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Scilla; sons Clinton, Danny and Jason; daughters Pauline, Monica and Uilani; and 12 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sand Island Beach Park. Beach attire. No flowers. Monetary offerings welcome.

Shizue H. Matsuda
Feb. 22, 2013
Shizue H. Matsuda, 92, of Honolulu, a small-business owner, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Ralph S., stepsons Earle and Alan, stepdaughter Johanna, brother John Hayashi, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Su-Hsiang McCraw
March 3, 2013
Su-Hsiang McCraw, 56, of Honolulu, a Maryknoll High School teacher, did at home. She was born in Tainan, Taiwan. She is survived by husband David R., son Kolin Tang, her parents, three sisters and a brother. Private services.

Jeanne M. Michibata
Feb. 16, 2013
Jeanne M. Michibata, 92, of Kaneohe, a waitress, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael T. and Dan K.; daughter Fay T.; sisters Beatrice Shinoda, Elsie Tanimura and Joyce Otsubo; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Everett Eugene Muraoka
Feb. 5, 2013
Everett Eugene Muraoka, 69, of Honolulu, former owner of Mura's Fish Market, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Tammy, hanai daughter Gisele, brother Michael and sister Linda. Private services.

Elaine Sadame Inouye Murata
Feb. 21, 2013
Elaine Sadame Inouye Murata, 87, of Aiea, a former Bank of Hawaii teller, died in Pearl City. She was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. She is survived by husband Akira "Rocky," daughters Charlene Harada and Debra Ann Chun, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Masanori Nakamura
March 10, 2013
Masanori "Masa" Nakamura, 80, of Honomu, Hawaii, a retired Oahu Country Club executive chef and an Army veteran, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Honomu. He is survived by wife Keiko, stepson Mark Toguchi and brother Yoshinori Nakamura. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Rose Leilani Needham
March 7, 2013
Rose Leilani Needham, 83, of Nanakuli and Waianae, a retired medical assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons George K. and Dennis L. Kaluna; daughters Consuelo Tanaka, and Lei, Ala and Rosella L. Kaluna; brother Paul; sisters Violet Ferreira, Lillian Silva and Olivia Dagostino; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools campus. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

Michael Inn Goo Noh
March 17, 2013
Michael Inn Goo Noh, 60, of Honolulu, a Realtor and maintenance employee, died at home. He was born in South Korea. He is survived by wife Kyung Ja; daughters Adrianne, Julianne and Olivia; mother Jung Lim; and brother Frank. Visitation: 4 p.m. today at Korean Catholic Church, Manoa, 2949 Kahawai St. Services: 5 p.m.

Herbert Hiroshi Okano
March 13, 2013
Jane Akiko Okano
March 13, 2013
Herbert Hiroshi Okano, 89, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a retired high school teacher and counselor, coffee and macadamia nut farmer and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, died in Kona Community Hospital; and wife Jane Akiko Okano, 86, a retired schoolteacher and coffee and macadamia nut farmer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honalo, Hawaii. She was born in Honolulu. They are survived by son Darrell, daughter Laurie Landowski and two grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Takeshi. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

Ann Yaeko Naka Okino
Feb. 25, 2013
Ann Yaeko Naka Okino, 72, of Fullerton, Calif., died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenneth K., sons Kerry and Kelvin, brothers Robert and Chester Naka, sister Linda Yoshida and two grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Lina Kafovalu Po‘oi
March 12, 2013
Lina Kafovalu Po‘oi, 64, of Sacramento, Calif., a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Faleloa, Tonga. She is survived by husband Sioeli "Joe"; sons Sitiveni, Salesi and Loni; daughter Ilaisaane; brothers Salesi, Kepueli, Tevita V. and Siliva Kafovalu; sisters Eseta M. Koli, Lineti ‘Aholelei, Koini Temo and Sisilia Manupule; and 12 grandchildren. Private services.

Clifford Nolan Rodrigues
March 9, 2013
Clifford Nolan Rodrigues, 58, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Transit Service bus operator, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karan; sons Cheyenne, Clifford Jr. and Jon-Ray; daughter Chaz; brother Clayton; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 29 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

James Yoshiyuki Sakamoto
March 14, 2013
James Yoshiyuki Sakamoto, 84, of Honolulu, proprietor of Edo Shokudo and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Shimako Nakamura. Private services.

George Takeo Sasaki
March 1, 2013
George Takeo Sasaki, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Sears sales manager, died in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jean. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Genevieve P. Senas
Feb. 20, 2013
Genevieve P. Senas, 87, of Wahiawa, a retired Wahiawa General Hospital nurse, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Stephen P., Jose Jr. and Donald; daughter Janet; brother Martin Ponce; sister Violet Kakaio; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Lee Sheather
March 12, 2013
Lee Sheather, also known as Gayle Lee Sheather, 75, of Kaneohe, a court transcriber, died. She was born in McDonald, Pa. She is survived by son Caffery Todd, daughters Stacee A. Randall and Dawn M. Kaaina, sister Audrey Gamonde, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

Lance A. Stanley
Feb. 3, 2013
Lance A. Stanley, 64, of Honolulu, a retired chef, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lakeview, Ore. He is survived by wife I Ching Chen, daughters Shawna Pallata and Deena Kasser, brother James, sister Janyce, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Vivian Yoshiko Tsuruma
March 1, 2013
Vivian Yoshiko Tsuruma, 94, of Honolulu, a Sheraton Moana Surfrider concierge, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Joyce R. Welsh, Blanche H. Nakano and Diane M. Ensign; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Thomas Minoru Uyehara
March 2, 2013
Thomas Minoru Uyehara, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Civil Service diesel mechanic at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by brothers Hideko and Manabu. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Eugene Akio Yuasa
March 7, 2013
Eugene Akio Yuasa, 51, of Honolulu, an attorney, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents James M. and Marjorie, brother Steven and sisters Frances Higashi and Ann Yuasa. Private services.

Seung Fa Yuen
March 12, 2013
Seung Fa Yuen, 89, of Honolulu, a civil engineer, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brother Watson Seung Hee and sisters Shuk Sim Fung and Shuk Fon Yuen. Services pending. Private inurnment.

Stephen Kar-Kui Yuen
March 17, 2013
Stephen Kar-Kui "Spanky" Yuen, 37, of Honolulu died. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by mother Stella H.C. Services at a later date.






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