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Obituaries

For Sunday, March 31, 2013


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Rosita Bareng Acia
March 25, 2013
Rosita Bareng Acia, 74, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Hilo High School cafeteria worker, died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Anthony, Joey and Emelio III; daughter Rose L. Rose; hanai sons Jason Liwai and Shane Madriaga; brothers Venancio and Ernest Laguisan; sisters Esther Hodges, Julieta Blufuss and Margaret Laguisan; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Section A. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Janet Kikumi Akemoto
March 18, 2013
Janet Kikumi Akemoto, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Medical Center supervisor, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband George T.; daughter Marchelle Rubio; brothers Nori, Paul and Howard Ogasawara; and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Eugenio Alaibilla Azares
March 26, 2013
Eugenio Alaibilla "Rudy" Azares, 90, of Puhi, Kauai, a retired McBryde Sugar Plantation crew chief, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Raois Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonidas "Lee"; sons Constante "Tante," Samuel J. and Leonard "Kimo"; daughters Eugenie "Genie" Carvalho, Francine Dizol and Patricia Santos; sisters Maximiniana "Rita" Valensuela and Rosario "Rosie" Azares; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

Mamerto F. Baliguat Sr.
March 5, 2013
Mamerto F. "Mert" Baliguat Sr., 84, of Ewa Beach, a former representative for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and a Navy veteran who served in the Korean conflict, died in Aiea. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Mamerto Jr. and Russell Lee S. Sr., daughter Nedra Lanakila, sisters Mary Powell and Lei Aloha Constance, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Julia M. Coelho
March 14, 2013
Julia M. Coelho, 87, of Molokai, a retired Molokai General Hospital registered nurse, died in Pearl City. She was born in New York. She is survived by sons Michael and Clarence W. Jr., daughter Clarice Olayvar, sister Connie Ierefino, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Damien Catholic Church, Kaunakakai, Molokai. Services: 10 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Molokai Humane Society, molokaihumanesociety.org/Donate.html. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Frank Damas
March 5, 2013
Frank Damas, 77, of Waianae, a former Lockheed Martin employee and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Hazel; sons Joseph Damas, Frank Damas Jr. and Joshua Atkins; daughters Cordette Cubi, Royleen Cordeira, Nanette Kunewa and Patricia Ann Damas; 15 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

Natalie Gay Ford
March 18, 2013
Natalie Gay Ford, 87, of Kailua, an artist, died in Kailua. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. She is survived by sons Dan Ford and Russell Lane, daughters Susan Ford-Ramsey and Jill Elliott, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorial- parkmortuary.com.

Kasumi Fukagawa
March 18, 2013
Kasumi "Casey" Fukagawa, 86, of Honolulu, a retiree, died. She was born in California. She is survived by son Ronald, daughters Diane Letoto and Shirley Franklin, brothers James and Snow Tagawa, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Abraham K. Heen
Sept. 8, 2011
Abraham K. Heen, 90, of Copperas Cove, Texas, an Army retiree, died in Temple, Texas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Wendy A.K. Bazemore and Juanette C.N. Morrison, brothers Ernest N. Jr. and the honorable Walter M., sister Marion Shim and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. April 18 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Craig Stephen Ho
March 13, 2013
Craig Stephen Ho, 51, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Flora; brothers Glenn, Darrell and Dwight; and sister Colleen Morgan. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa St. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Ronald M. Irimata
March 19, 2013
Ronald M. Irimata, 62, of Kuau, Maui, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by daughter Dawn Gary, brother Denis, sisters Noreen Ishikawa and Charlotte Inouye, and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

John Sam Pong Ko
March 24, 2013
John Sam Pong Ko, 88, of Hilo, a retired owner of the former Kilauea Hotel and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters April Atebara, Barbara Tani and Donna Aoki; sister Diane Moniz; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Rick Lawrence
March 21, 2013
Rick Lawrence, 58, of Wailuku, a self-employed artist, died. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Materesa; sons Justin and Allen Lawrence, and Arvin Baon; daughters Angelica and Lilly Lawrence, and Hayley Kaysing; brother Randy; and sisters Susy Cardoza and Ronnie Lawrence. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Henry S.C. Lee
Jan. 20, 2013
Henry S.C. Lee, 84, of Nevada, a retired Army sergeant major who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Nevada. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Earl M., Henry S.C. Jr. and Ricky S.J.; daughter Phyllis D.S. Dailey; sister Elsie Okamura; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Jane Marion Lowe
March 27, 2013
Jane Marion Lowe, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. corporate secretary, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Wilmington, Del. She is survived by brothers Brother James Mary and Joseph P. Dunn, sister Frances Dunn Haygood, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Charlotte Ewalani Malendres
March 25, 2013
Charlotte Ewalani Malendres, 68, of Orchidland, Hawaii, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. retiree, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. She is survived by son Blaine "Kalani"; daughter Charlene P.; hanai son Kupono Kaluna; brothers Herbert Jr., Eugene and Charles Kaluna; sisters Caroline Ahin and Kathleen Paio; hanai brother Wesley Kobayashi; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire.

Floyd Homer McKeand
March 18, 2013
Floyd Homer McKeand, 98, of Honolulu, an Air Force officer, died at home. He was born in West Virginia. He is survived by sons Robert and Charles. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Samantha Medcalf
March 27, 2013
Samantha "Sam" Medcalf, 57, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Islands Stamp & Coin employee, died in Manoa Cottage. She was born in Chelsea, Mass. She is survived by husband Donald, sons Jason D'Ambrosio and Brian Medcalf, daughter Lori Penitani, father Robert Joseph D'Ambrosio, mother Carol Ann Shea, brother Robert D'Ambrosio, sisters Debbie and Cynthia D'Ambrosio, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Celebration of life: 6 p.m.

Yoshito Mizumoto
March 10, 2013
Yoshito Mizumoto, 88, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Linda, daughter Lynn Kitaoka and a grandchild. Private services.

Rufina M. Munar
March 24, 2013
Rufina M. Munar, 93, of Paia, Maui, a retired nursery worker, died at home. She was born in Rosario, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by son Reuel, daughters Celeste Munar and Anastacia Picana, sister Maria Rapisura, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Church, Paia. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Pauwela, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

John Christopher Paulachak
March 22, 2013
John Christopher Paulachak, 70, of Kaneohe died at home. He was born in Washington, D.C. He is survived by wife Lan; sons John, Chris, Stephen and Thomas; brother Stephen; sister Sue Young; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to a charity of your choice.

Moses Patrick Rodrigues
March 17, 2013
Moses Patrick "Moke" Rodrigues, 49, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a Parker Ranch heavy-equipment operator, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Roberta, daughter Hailey, mother Rita, and sisters Elaine Carvalho and Eloise Rodrigues. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire.

Gladys Chizuko Sakata
March 11, 2013
Gladys Chizuko Sakata, 96, of Honolulu, a retired massage therapist, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Merritt T., daughter Sharon Shigekane, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dionisia Latonio Siores
March 26, 2013
Dionisia Latonio Siores, 82, and husband Florencio A. Siores, 86, both of Kahului, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. They were born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He was a retired field supervisor. They are survived by sons Romeo, Camilo and David; daughters Sergia Nantes, Edna Panila, Mina Vea, Esther Bello and Elvira Ramos; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Pio Latonio and sister Gregoria Tibayan. He is also survived by sister Julia Evangelista. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church, Kahului. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Florencio A. Siores
March 24, 2013
Dionisia Latonio Siores, 82, and husband Florencio A. Siores, 86, both of Kahului, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. They were born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He was a retired field supervisor. They are survived by sons Romeo, Camilo and David; daughters Sergia Nantes, Edna Panila, Mina Vea, Esther Bello and Elvira Ramos; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Pio Latonio and sister Gregoria Tibayan. He is also survived by sister Julia Evangelista. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church, Kahului. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Gliceria B. Tabaco
March 24, 2013
Gliceria B. Tabaco, 88, of Paia, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. laboratory analyst, died. She was born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Shirley Rigunay, sister Susana Pagador, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Church, Paia. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Pauwela, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Fumiko Teraguchi
Feb. 24, 2013
Fumiko Teraguchi, 93, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by daughter Barbara Uehara, sister Doris Yoneshige, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Elise Fuatia Togia Sr.
March 5, 2013
Elise Fuatia Togia Sr., 73, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Aunu'u, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Elise Jr., Mose and Aitofele "Favour"; daughters Arieta Togia and Amanda Ielua; brothers Potoa, Reupena, Faatagi, Fuatia and Tufoua; sisters Sulieta Sakaria and Suitini Lisala; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaii First Samoan Assembly of God, Kapalama. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Haruki Tokita
March 5, 2013
Haruki "Harry" Tokita, 84, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association researcher and an Army veteran, was remembered in private services. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Randall; daughter Sandra; brothers Akio, George and Sadamu; and sisters Jesse M. Minagawa and Blanche Shigeyasu.

Karen Sachiko Tokita
March 5, 2013
Karen Sachiko Tokita, 55, of Waipahu, was remembered in private services. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Randall and sister Sandra.

Mee Lin Tom
Feb. 14, 2013
Mee Lin Tom, 91, of Kailua died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brother Tenny Hoon. Private services. Donations suggested to Hawaii Education Association Scholarship Fund, 1953 S. Beretania St. #5C, Honolulu, HI 96826.

Thomas Vares
March 22, 2013
Thomas "Glenn" Vares, 61, of Lahaina, a Maui Catholic Charities consultant, Maui County Community Development Block Grant Program manager, and a Navy veteran and member of SEAL Team 6, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Evon Rodrigues-Vares; daughter Kimberly; stepsons John and Barry Kim, and Randal and Tony J. Rodrigues; brother Eric; sisters Iris Blessinger, Gwen Martinez and Terri Kauai; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, Makawao, Maui. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial at noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Anne Smisko Zapotocky
March 3, 2013
Anne Smisko Zapotocky, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, tax specialist, legal secretary and an Army veteran who served in the Women's Army Corps, died in Spokane, Wash. She was born in Woodlawn, Pa. She is survived by husband John, son John, daughter Barbara Cook and five grandchildren. Mass: 7 a.m. Wednesday at St. Augustine-By-The-Sea Catholic Church. Services and scattering of ashes in the summer to be determined at a later date.






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