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Obituaries

For Sunday, March 24, 2013


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Priscilla Nacnac Andres
March 19, 2013
Priscilla Nacnac Andres, 79, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired housekeeper at the Sheraton Beach Resort in Poipu, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Faustino, sons Reynaldo and Reylito, daughters Faith Andres and Reydelina Rosales, brother Lysender Nacnac, sisters Tranquelina Alejandro and Nely Macadang, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Koloa. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Serviliano Bantilan
March 9, 2013
Serviliano Bantilan, 83, of Riverbank, Calif., a retired Moffett Field electronics technician, died in California. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Marceline, sons Bradford and Brian, daughter Leayne Bantilan-Trubell, brother Nake Atay, sister Mary Camacho and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

James Keheakamana‘o-okaleookalani Beckley
March 9, 2013
James Keheakamana‘ookaleookalani Beckley, 74, of Hilo, an American Hawaii Cruises teacher and story teller, and Abigail Kekaulike Kawananakoa Foundation resource for hula, Hawaiian language and kupuna programs, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was also an Army National Guard veteran. He was born in Maunaala, the Royal Mausoleum, Nuuanu. He is survived by wife Theresa K., five stepchildren, brother Francis Ohelo and 24 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Services: 11:30 a.m. Additional visitations: 6 p.m. April 1 and 9 a.m. April 2 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. April 1 and 10:30 a.m. April 2 at the mortuary. Burial at noon April 2 at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Mathilda C. Burns
March 12, 2013
Mathilda C. Burns, 88, of Haiku, Maui, a food industry retiree, died. She was born in Olinda, Maui. She is survived by sons Robert D. Jr., Richard C., William H., Raymond F. and Sidney G.; brothers Edward and Gordon Franco; sister Lillian Souza; and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

Julia Nawahine-Holokai Dias
March 18, 2013
Julia Nawahine-Holokai "Girlie" Dias, 91, of Peahi, Maui, died at home. She was born in Peahi. She is survived by sons Edwin, Dennis and Gary; sister Audrey McDonnell; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

Sumiko Irei
March 13, 2013
Sumiko "Jean" Irei, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Banana Co. candy-maker, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by husband Hideo, sons John Tengan and Kenneth Irei, brothers Shigeru and Kazuo Uechi, sister Aiko Eckerd and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Elisa Florendo Joaquin
March 18, 2013
Elisa Florendo Joaquin, 98, of Honolulu, a teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Rodolfo, Donato Jr., Nicanor and Doel; daughter Elizabeth Fitzpatrick; sister Nora Lorenzana; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St., Honolulu. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Central Union Church. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Ah Chong Kahinu Jr.
March 11, 2013
Ah Chong "Kuulei" Kahinu Jr., 86, of Kapolei, a retired Sears Roebuck truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ah Chong H. and Ashley K.; daughters Germaine K. "Tweedie" Edwards, Charmaine K.I. Kaimana and Elizabeth Kahinu-Gomes; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Harry Young Kun Lee
March 14, 2013
Harry Young Kun Lee, 93, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian Bank branch manager, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Frances, daughters Deborah Saito and Lori Lee, brother Robert, sister Pauline Chapman and three grandchildren. Private services.

Franklin Loy Kwai Leong
March 15, 2013
Franklin Loy Kwai Leong, 71, of San Diego, a musician and ukulele teacher, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Christopher, daughter Catherine L. Doyle, brother Gordon and three grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes held. No flowers.

Charlotte Hung Moi Luke Maehara
March 10, 2013
Charlotte Hung Moi Luke Maehara, 86, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii account clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Elizabeth A. Young and Rhonda E. Maehara, sister Barbara Tom, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Entombment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Muriel Yae Mizokami
Feb. 23, 2013
Muriel Yae Mizokami, 89, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government voucher examiner at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Neil T., Keith K. and Clinton H.; daughters Iris C. Mizokami and Gail M. Sunada; sister Mildred Kanemura; and three grandchildren. Visitation at noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Frank Sachio Nakahara
Jan. 31, 2013
Frank Sachio Nakahara, 77, of Honolulu, a former employee at Japan Airlines, retiree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Walnut Grove, Calif. He is survived by wife Shirley A.; stepdaughter Christine A.M. Salyers; brothers Allan, Jun, Harry and Bill; and sisters Nancy and Kathy Nakahara, Alice Soto, Mary Iwasaki, Helen Yoshikawa and Amy Yamamoto. Private services.

Satsuki T. Ouchi
March 18, 2013
Satsuki T. Ouchi, 86, of Wailuku, a Kihei Elementary School cook, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughter Shirley Saito, brother Robert Takata, sister Miriam M. Fujita and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. April 2 at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park.

Betty Jean DeCoito Phillips
Feb. 9, 2013
Betty Jean DeCoito Phillips, 80, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Wanda Bello, Roanne Ha and Kelly Matsu; sisters Winona Tadio and Lynette Mareko; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Clifford Nolan Rodrigues
March 9, 2013
Clifford Nolan Rodrigues, 58, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Transit Services 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; mother MaryLouise; brother Clayton; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Thomas Tatsuo Sakamoto
March 6, 2013
Thomas Tatsuo Sakamoto, 70, of Hilo, a retired mechanic, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Violet H.; son Shayne; daughters Michelle Kobayashi, Sharlene Sakamoto-Chaves and Tammy Sakamoto; brother Morrey; sisters Sally Matsuoka, Amy Ito and Lorraine Kitagawa; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Masao Shimabukuro
March 2, 2013
Masao Shimabukuro, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Pacific Construction carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Jane Y., son Glenn, daughters Iris Ha and Kathy Yim, brother William, sisters Haruko Shimabukuro and Sally Hokama, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Mark Ryan Spofford
March 18, 2013
Mark Ryan Spofford, 20, of Mililani died in Honolulu. He was born in Maryland. He is survived by father Cosmas; mother Anna; stepmother Karen; brothers Richard and John E. Spofford, and Mark Oliveira; sister Brianna Oliveira; and grandparents Tenney and Barbara Spofford, Mary Gray, Mel and Jo Souza, and Pat Souza. Services: 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Mililani at Mililani Uka Elementary School cafeteria. Scattering of ashes: 4:30 p.m. at Keiki Beach, North Shore. Aloha attire for services. Appropriate beach wear for scattering of ashes. Correspondence may be sent to 95-206 Kahele Place, Mililani, HI 96789.

Derrik D. Tomas
March 12, 2013
Derrik D. Tomas, 53, of Hilo, a security guard, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany. He is survived by wife Valaree Shire-Tomas, daughters Shannon and Lorena Shire, father Jaime Sr., mother Julia B., stepmother Mary, brother Jaime Jr., and sisters Cencia Chun and Desiree Medeiros. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Church of God. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Patricia Akiko Tomatani
March 7, 2013
Patricia Akiko "Patty" Tomatani, 61, of San Francisco and formerly of Kaimuki, a reservations agent at the Handlery Union Square Hotel, died in San Francisco. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Lillian, and brothers David and Paul. Service to be held in San Francisco. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society or to 6th North Nursing Staff, c/o California Pacific Medical Center Foundation, 2015 Steiner St., San Francisco, CA 94115.

Violet Atsuko Toyota
Feb. 12, 2013
Violet Atsuko Toyota, 95, of Pearl City, a retiree from Punawai Clinic in Waipahu, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Lucille Manuia, Beatrice Munsey, Jennie Takushi and Linda Ishikawa; sisters Elsie "Aiko" Kadota, Helen "Shizuko" Matsumoto and Doris "Fujiko" Funasaki; caregivers Aurea and Jerry Tinaza; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Joe Gago Uepa
March 5, 2013
Joe Gago Uepa, 51, of Waipahu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers David R. and William, and sisters Lisa M. Uepa and Linda P. Quejado. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Mitsuko Yamaguchi
March 11, 2013
Mitsuko Yamaguchi, 92, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael, daughter Joan, brothers Bradford Tomokiyo and Toshio Tomosei, sister Tomoe Tomokiyo and two grandchildren. Private services.






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