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Obituaries

For Saturday, April 13, 2013


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LAST UPDATED: 05:02 p.m. HST, Apr 17, 2013



Rudy Acain
March 11, 2013
Rudy Acain, 64, of Wahiawa, a retired Navy Public Works Center supervisor and a veteran of the Army and Air Force, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Justin; daughters Shawna Lacuesta and Janelle Acain; mother Pacita Tolentino; stepmother Carmen; brothers Michael and Nicolas Acain Jr., and Michael, Billy and Julius Tolentino Jr.; sisters Ilona Robinson, Elena Gongob, Jackie Davis, Josie Edayan, Josie Sagucio and Marilyn Gushiken; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

Cecilia Rhobie Maka'imoku Ahue
March 23, 2013
Cecilia Rhobie Maka'imoku Ahue, 82, of Kailua, a retired Lunalilo Home Care nurse aide, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ernest, daughters Arnest Leandro and Sheana Ann Ahue, brother Alfred Silva, sister Wanda Mae Iseke, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. April 20 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. April 23 at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

David Kau'inohea Alama Sr.
March 23, 2013
David Kau'inohea Alama Sr., 93, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Shipyard employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sandra Jo; sons David Jr. and Gary Alama, and Kimo Alama Keaulana; daughters Darsey and Darlene Alama, Debbie Dias and Cindy Nobriga; 10 grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. April 20 at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Chanel A. Ane
March 26, 2013
Chanel A. Ane, 35 of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Mika; sons Kahiau, Kalama and Kapiko; daughter Makana; mother Sandy Crisp; brother Justin Crisp; and sister Joele Crisp. Visitation: 10 a.m. April 20 at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Otome Arakawa
March 28, 2013
Otome Arakawa, 88, of Honolulu, a retired licensed practical nurse at Kuakini Medical Center, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Iwao, daughter Rachel and sister Katherine A. Morikawa. Private services.

Emilio Basmayor Jr.
March 19, 2013
Emilio Basmayor Jr., 58, of Aiea, a City Auto Supply truck driver, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dane S.; brothers William and Frank Enanoria, and Rudy, Richard and Patrick Basmayor; and sisters Betty Lyles, Jeanette Prefontaine, Caroline Alston, Teri Ah Sam, Marilyn Kwan and Josephine Grieb. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. April 20 at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Edward Ching
March 29, 2013
Edward "Eddie" Ching, 95, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard welder, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Phyllis; sons Gregory, Randal and Malcolm; daughter Cindy Tamanaha; sister Gladys Brown; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Kimiko Chu
March 30, 2013
Kimiko Chu, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Kauluwela Elementary School educational assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Debbie 'Ihilani Chu and Kalei Ponce, brother Edward Kihara and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. April 21 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. April 22 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Vigdis Cookman
April 3, 2013
Vigdis Cookman, 62, of Honolulu, a retired flight attendant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Bergen, Norway. She is survived by son Steven, daughter Sonja, mother Kirsten Gjesdal, brother Rolf Gjesdal and sister Ewa Gjesdal. Private services.

Alice Carlyne Crites
March 29, 2013
Alice Carlyne Crites, 87, of Stockton, Calif., formerly of Kailua, a waitress, died in Stockton. She was born in Cheyenne, Wyo. She is survived by sons Michael and Brian McGuire, and David and Johnny Crites; daughters Joyce McGuire and Beth Crites; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Condolences may be sent to meangrandma@juno.com.

Yoshiko Gokan
April 8, 2013
Yoshiko Gokan, 86, of Mililani, an ophthalmic technician, died at home. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. She is survived by sons Albert K. Jr. and Ian; daughters Doreen Nakamoto, Patrice Baker and Helene Oyama; sisters Ethel Okada, Mildred Shirai and Eleanor Takanishi; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services on Kauai.

Akira Ishii
April 4, 2013
Akira Ishii, 88, of Koloa, Kauai, a Kauai County Department of Water cashier and an Army veteran, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Koloa. He is survived by wife Linda; sons James and Shane; brother Takeshi; sisters Hatsue Maeda, Haruko Otsubo, Tomiko Kabazawa and Lillian Makizuru; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery pavilion. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the cemetery.

Daniel Kalani Kahoopii
March 29, 2013
Daniel Kalani "Danny" Kahoopii, 62, of Hono-kaa, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar Plantation welder, former White Sands Construction painter and an Army Reserve veteran, died in Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Royene, sons Kyle and Chad, daughter Danielle Kainoa and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. April 21 at Haina Baseball Park, Honokaa. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ralph Mitsuo Kaneshiro
March 29, 2013
Ralph Mitsuo Kaneshiro, 89, of Hono-lulu, a retired city fireman and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Katsuko K.; daughters Charlene E. Nishimoto and Louise A. Kane-shiro; brother Samuel S.; sisters Thelma C. Izu, Nancy M. Kaneshiro, Janet A. Higa and Elaine Y. Usui; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Sherman Richard Killian Sr.
March 19, 2013
Sherman Richard Killian Sr., 91, of Mililani died in Mililani. He was born in Lawton, Okla. He is survived by son Richard Jr. and two grandchildren. Private services.

Louise Hatsuyo Kimura
March 12, 2013
Louise Hatsuyo Kimura, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Diane Nakamura, sister Josephine Takeshita, caregivers Mario and Beta Patricio, and a grandchild. Private services.

Dominador Sarmiento Laranang
March 29, 2013
Dominador Sarmiento "Doming" Laranang, 86, of Pearl City died. He was born in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Demetria; sons Alexander and Bartolome; daughters Tessie, Nora, Minda, Tina and Susan; 35 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Saturnina Basilio Manuel
March 21, 2013
Saturnina Basilio Manuel, 73, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Antonio L.; son Lawrence T.; daughter Minerva B.; stepdaughters Marie Walker and Gwen Dawson; brothers Euladio and Alfredo Basilio; sisters Veronica B. Ramos, Paulina B. Asuncion and Juana B. Oribello; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. April 20 at the mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Leone Murphy
April 5, 2013
Leone Murphy, 87, of Kihei, Maui, a retired children's librarian for Coalinga District Library in California, died at home. She was born in Marseilles, France. She is survived by son Marc Stone, daughter Suzette and two grandchildren. Private services.

Loretta Yun How Kauinakalani Nuuhiwa
April 10, 2013
Loretta Yun How Kauinakalani Nuuhiwa, 77, of Kailua, a retired Castle High School educational aide, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Max Tremaine; sons Jonah, Dawon and Darin; brothers Walter Anderson and John Ferreira; sisters Leila Wong and Janell Silva; hanai sister Jenny Keola; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Richard William Nystrom
April 6, 2013
Richard William Nystrom, 77, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired Navy quartermaster chief who served in the Vietnam War, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Kearny, N.J. He is survived by companion Marciana Turner, son Richard, daughters Cindy Delaney and Lisa Kingsley, and seven grandchildren. Private services.

James M. Ohta
March 16, 2013
James M. Ohta, 83, of St. Paul, Minn., an auto mechanic and an Army veteran, died in St. Paul. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Clarence, Roy, Stanley, Lawrence and Edwin; and sister Clara. Private services.

Elaine Yuriko Okutsu
April 5, 2013
Elaine Yuriko "Yuri" Okutsu, 89, of Hilo, a retired employee of Y. Hata & Co. and Albers Milling Co., died in Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Wayne and Randal, sisters Samie Goya and Helen Nakaoka, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Alan Masami Onishi
March 28, 2013
Alan Masami Onishi, 64, of Honolulu, a retired electrician, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Young Ae, son Van H., daughter Paige M., mother Mae M., sister Joy Soma and a grandchild. Private services.

Alejandrino Llaneza Palomares
March 25, 2013
Alejandrino Llaneza "Binan" Palomares, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Del Monte employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Barbara B.; sons Daniel, Rosito, Generoso, Father Melchor, Samuel, Allan, Gildo, Michael, Donald and Noli; daughters Felicidad Rivera and Jocelyn Palomares; brother Gil; sisters Hermie Delos Reyes and Letty Baguinon; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Church. Services: 7 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rodney Ricardo Keliikanakaole Pilayo Sr.
April 10, 2013
Rodney Ricardo Keliikanakaole Pilayo Sr., 53, of Keaau, Hawaii, owner of Rod's Customs, former adult corrections officer at Halawa High Security Facility and employee of Sumida's Auto Body in Kailua, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tina; sons Brian, Rodney Jr., Keaka and Damien; daughters Chanell Medeiros and Christina Pilayo; parents Magdalena and Federico Bilermo; sister Mandy Pajardo; grandmother Carolina; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

William Pimento
April 4, 2013
William Pimento, 90, of Hawaii, a state employee and an Army veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Dolores; sons Mark and Manuel Nozares Jr., and William Pimento Jr.; and daughters Dorothy English and Dolly-Ann Clark. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

James Edward Recania
March 13, 2013
James Edward Recania, 63, of Pangburn, Ark., an Air Force retiree who served in the Vietnam War, died in North Little Rock, Ark. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol, son James Jr., daughter Leilani, stepdaughters Geneva and Shelley, mother Ethel, brother Mark, sisters Barbara and Peggy, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Guillermo Salazar
Feb. 6, 2013
Guillermo "Mong" Salazar, 80, of San Diego, formerly of Honokaa, Hawaii, an Army retiree, died in San Diego. He was born in Honokaa. He is survived by sons Ronald, Stephen and Kelly; daughters Stephanie Morris and Janice Delancey; brother Ebencio; and sisters Sue Agor, Pacita Solomon, Chris Ganutan, Carmen Sanchez and Carol Vinluan. Services to be held in February in Honokaa.

Jean Shizue Shimamura
March 20, 2013
Jean Shizue Shimamura, 96, of Mililani, a Sportsmen Lounge bartender, died in Mililani. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons George, Larry H., Allen and Eugene; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

Alice Aiko Shimizu
March 28, 2013
Alice Aiko Shimizu, 86, of Honolulu, a clerk, died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sisters Margaret Ward, Ethel K. Kim and Gladys M. Nekoba. Private services.

Masako A. Shinno
April 9, 2013
Masako A. Shinno, 81, of Lihue, a retired Lihue Barbecue Inn employee, died. She was born in Naha, Okinawa. She is survived by sons Eugene, Norman and Gene; daughters Lucille Austin, Judi Young and Naomi Fukushima; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 20 at Kapa'a Missionary Church. Services: 10 a.m. Private inurnment.

Anthony Silva
April 2, 2013
Anthony Silva, 84, of Kailua-Kona, a retired heavy equipment operator and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kathy, daughters Sylvia and Irene, brothers John and Frank, and sisters Jenny Jerusalem and Caroline Nobriga. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holualoa. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Julia Lee Soehren
April 8, 2013
Julia Lee Soehren, 87, of Kalopa, Hawaii, a retired state vocational rehabilitation counselor, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lloyd, daughter Merriette Carolson, brother David Lee and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Andrew's Priory School.

Wayne Rikio Sugawara
March 21, 2013
Wayne Rikio "Duke" Sugawara, 72, of Waimea, Kauai, an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by brother Alan and sisters Lyndel Erdman and Carolyn Martell. Private services.

Richard William Swanson
March 12, 2013
Richard William Swanson, 78, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government information systems employee at Pearl Harbor, died. He was born in Rockford, Ill. He is survived by stepdaughters Joni K. Kaneshiro and Alisa R. Huking, brother Robert Edward, eight step-grandchildren and a stepgreat-grandchild. Private services.

Stephen Topley
April 8, 2013
Stephen "Top" Topley, 87, of Honolulu, an Avenue Records band manager and a Navy UDT veteran who served in World War II, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Kathryn Heller; sons David Topley, and George and Deno Gellepes; daughters Audrey Topley Harvey and Paula Chang; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Committal services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations suggested to Navy Seals Foundation, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Iakopo Unaite
March 12, 2013
Iakopo "Jacob" Unaite, 55, of Waianae, a U.S. Postal Service employee and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Las Vegas. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by parents Iakopo and Melefu, brother Charles and sisters Mouki, Darlene and Annette. Services: 6 p.m. today at Makaha Community Center SGI-USA, 84-610 Lahaina St., Waianae. Casual attire. No flowers.

Russell E. Yamaguchi
March 20, 2013
Russell E. Yamaguchi, also known as "Fug" and "Bolo Solo," 56, of Mililani, a former Cutter GMC Waipahu employee, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sherrie, daughter Megan Hayashi, mother Doris and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.






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