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For Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Nathan Stanley Alayon
March 24, 2013
Nathan Stanley "Nate" Alayon, 49, of Mililani, an Ameron heavy equipment operator, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Deborah; sons Johnathan Zachman, Nathan Alayon Jr. and Levi Lontayo; daughters Nasera Alayon and Lexy Gorgonio; mother Caroline; brothers Calvin and Michael; sister Sandra Davis; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences:

Milton Rapozo Branco Sr.
March 29, 2013
Milton Rapozo Branco Sr., 89, of Hilo, an Army retiree and a retired surveyor at Murray, Smith & Associates Inc. in Hilo, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Milton Jr.; brothers Manuel Jr. and Patrick; sisters Margaret and Mildred Pacheco, and Dorothy Wright; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 43 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Hilo. Casual attire.

Mariano Reclusado Burcena Jr.
March 26, 2013
Mariano Reclusado "Pancho" Burcena Jr., 61, of Kailua-Kona, a mason and former employee at Isemoto Contracting, died in Ocean View, Hawaii. He was born in Keaau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Chastin, Mario III, Kekai and Kemakana; daughters Dana B. Decosta and Marisa, Christina and Anissa Burcena; hanai daughter Jenawae Pacatang; mother Julita Silan; stepfather Rudy Silan Sr.; brothers Rudolf Silan and Marvin and Keneth Burcena; sisters Patricia Amina, Jessica Baskett, Carol Otake and Maria K. Burcena; and 17 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m. No flowers.

Rodney K. Chiogioji
March 2, 2013
Rodney K. Chiogioji, 65, of Bangkok, formerly of Honolulu, an artist and retired researcher and illustrator for Cultural Surveys Hawaii, died in Bangkok. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Faye. Services held.

LaClaire Ralph Colling
March 28, 2013
LaClaire Ralph Colling, 94, of Aiea, an Army retiree, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in the United States. Committal services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Sheryllynne Cramer
April 2, 2013
Sheryllynne "Moki" Cramer, 47, of Wailuku died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by companion Roger Magarin; son Robert "Bong"; daughter Tricia "Tida" Magarin; numerous hanai children; brothers Stephen and Chucky Cramer, and Samuel Jr., Nelson, Dale and Eugene Keala; sisters Rosemary Calvan, Stephanie Legsay, Beatrice Palafox, Shanamie Morondos, Charlene Melendez, Lauliuma Vargas, Cheyanne Cramer and Samantha Kenolio; hanai brother Duane Riveira; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Sunday at Maalaea Harbor. Online condolences:

Julita Marcelina Fernandez
April 6, 2013
Julita Marcelina Fernandez, 64, of Kailua-Kona, a retired bartender at Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, died at home. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Brian; daughter Nicola; brothers James, Vincent and Michael; sister Carmelita Carvalho; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 74-574 Honokohau St., Kailua-Kona. Mass: 6 p.m. Scattering of ashes at noon Saturday in Kailua Bay. Casual attire.

Nicholas Kenneth Giaconi
April 4, 2013
Nicholas Kenneth "Nick" Giaconi, 62, of Kahului, a Transportation Security Administration transportation security inspector of aviation for Maui County airports, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Milwaukee. He is survived by wife Tomisanne Jeffery, son Cristofer R., daughter Nicole D., hanai mother Joyce Jeffery and sister Vikki Liles. Celebration of life and visitation: 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Online condolences:

Tsumoru Ishimoto
March 17, 2013
Tsumoru Ishimoto, 89, of Kaimuki, proprietor of Kawelo Pickle Products Inc., founder of Associated Brokerage Co. and a retired Army master sergeant, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kay K.; son Gary; daughters Michele Vandenburg, Vivian Lee, Diane Nazarro and Loretta Monroy; sisters Kay Sasaki and Karen M. Kanada; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Franklin Kipilii
March 26, 2013
Franklin Kipilii, 83, of Hilo, a retired state bailiff and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Yukio Okutsu Veterans home. He was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. He is survived by sisters Elizabeth Ann Dunn and Lorna Kipilii. Private services.

Thomas Tadaki Matsumoto
March 26, 2013
Thomas Tadaki Matsumoto, 89, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Orville F. Kim, daughters Rochelle A. Matsumoto and Cheryl Lau, sisters Irene Sasaki and Barbara Takayama, and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Robert Woodrow McIntosh
March 17, 2013
Robert Woodrow McIntosh, 95, of Honolulu, a professor at Michigan State University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa Travel Industry Management School, died in Wahiawa. He was also a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve, Army and Army Air Corps. He was born in Pontiac, Mich. He is survived by son Jon R. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

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.

Yoshio Taketa
March 8, 2013
Yoshio Taketa, 95, of Honolulu, a retired draftsman and an Army veteran, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Clara T. Nishioka. Private services.

Ruth Kyoko Taniguchi
March 27, 2013
Ruth Kyoko Taniguchi, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House and Macy's salesclerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Brian and Lance, daughter Lauren Namba, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kenneth Takeo Tarumoto
March 26, 2013
Kenneth Takeo Tarumoto, 74, of Honolulu, a D&N Auto Body repairman, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Buddy Y. and Allison M. Private services.

Yoshitami Tasaka
March 13, 2013
Yoshitami "Jack" Tasaka, 98, of Kaneohe, a historian of Japanese-American history in Hawaii, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai daughter Junko M. Wong and numerous grandchildren. Private services.

Shirley Ann Thompson
April 5, 2013
Shirley Ann Thompson, 65, of Honolulu, a Freight Merchant community service leader, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Pensacola, Fla. She is survived by sons Cedric, Antwan Rawnna and Justin; sister Sarah Lee Maxwell; stepbrothers Press George and Will Davis; stepsisters Annette and Martha George, and Bonnie Cook; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Kenneth K. Tokishi
March 21, 2013
Kenneth K. Tokishi, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Okada Trucking heavy equipment operator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Kenneth Jr. and Gordon, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Josepa Tagay Vidal
March 30, 2013
Josepa Tagay Vidal, 75, of Wailuku died in the Philippines. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Rufino; son Wilfredo; daughters Maria Yamashiro, Mina Chan and Luz Siliado; sisters Florenda Chichioco, Asuncion Aguirre and Lourdes Mejia; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary, Wailuku. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Graveside services: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery, Haiku, Maui. Burial to follow. Online condolences:

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