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Obituaries

Sunday, April 28, 2013


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LAST UPDATED: 02:11 a.m. HST, Apr 28, 2013



Nicolas Castro Abrigo
April 4, 2013
Nicolas Castro Abrigo, 59, of Waipahu, a maintenance employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Tito; daughter Trina; brothers Bernabe, Enrique and Francisco; sisters Manuela Garvida, Augustina Candelario and Naty Pioquinto; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Robert Y.W.C. Akana
April 11, 2013
Robert Y.W.C. "Bobby" Akana, 62, of Mililani, a retired Honolulu Police Department detective sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Deborah "Debbie"; sons Scott K.K., Daniel P. and Andrew K.; brothers Frederick and Alexander; sisters Violet U. Duff and Maile Fletcher; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Gudar F. Aragon
April 17, 2013
Gudar F. Aragon, 53, of Honolulu, a Smith's Motor Boat Services Inc. maintenance employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Abra, Philippines. He is survived by brothers Danilo, Noli and Broaquin; and sisters Liza Santons and Dolores Aragon. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Church, Kalihi. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Lisa Lani Balai
April 19, 2013
Lisa Lani Balai, 45, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Andrew Zander; daughters Chasstine, Chelsey and Tairi Zander; mother Helen Kamalii; brothers Joseph Richardson, and Ernest, Manuel and Aaron Balai; and sister Linda Martinez. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Haili's Tent by Panaewa Park, Hilo. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rachel Betti
April 10, 2013
Rachel Betti, 93, of Kihei, Maui, a retired registered nurse, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Platner, Colo. She is survived by husband Phillip, son Jerry Knight and brother Keith Everhart. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Keawala‘i Congregational Church, Makena, Maui. Services: 9 a.m. Lunch reception to follow. Aloha attire. Lei or loose flowers only. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Rosita Garo Domingo
March 31, 2013
Rosita Garo "Inang" Domingo, 86, of Honolulu, a Noelani Casual Inc. seamstress, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Romulo, Edmund and Danilo; daughters Evelyn Simeon, Eloida Ruiz, Leila Aquiat and Raquel Manuel; sister Juanita G. Vizcarra; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Gwendolyn A. Doom
April 9, 2013
Gwendolyn A. Doom, 85, of Kapolei died in Aiea. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by husband James L. I; sons James L. II and Steven E.; daughters Deborah K. Fischer, Lori A. Bowers and Lisa A. Doom; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Committal services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Domingo Herrera Esmeralda Sr.
March 20, 2013
Domingo Herrera "Doming" Esmeralda Sr., 80, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Norma Q.; sons Wilfredo and Domingo Jr.; daughters Benita, Carolina, Merlita and Imelda; brother Orleno; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Warren Joseph Ferreira
April 6, 2013
Warren Joseph Ferreira, 73, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department deputy chief of police, Outrigger Hotels director of security and University of Hawaii-Hilo director of campus security, died in Pohai Malama hospice facility, Hilo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cindy Kerrigan-Ferreira; son James J.; daughters Wendy Ilac-Ferreira, Lynn "Kehau" Ferreira-Anglin and Stacy Clayton; stepbrothers Billy, Marvin, Roy and Rocky Freitas; stepsisters Paulette Vecasey and Linda Holstein; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, Honolulu. Services at noon. Private urn committal services. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720.

Sina Marie Stevens Fournier
April 7, 2013
Sina Marie Stevens Fournier, 84, of Hana, Maui, owner and operator of a real estate and property management company in Hana, died at home. She was born in Pago Pago, Samoa. She is survived by son Duke Walls, daughter Deborah Lee Emmette, brother Edward Stevens, sister Ramona Robertson, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Hana. Additional services to be held at a later date on Oahu.

Daisy Waiau Garso
April 18, 2013
Daisy Waiau Garso, 74, of Hilo, a former hostess at the Intercontinental Hotel, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons William Jr. and John; daughters Desiree Park, Penni-Lynn Board, Thelma Garso-Pacheco and Lezlie Padaken; brothers Van Alan and Matthew Paio; sister Margaret "Sweetheart" Colon; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Edna May Mahin Lagon
April 8, 2013
Edna May Mahin Lagon, 75, of Aiea, an Arcadia Nursing Home retiree and former employee at the Waikiki Banyan Hotel and Host Coffee Shop at Honolulu Airport, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Dan; sons Dan "Danny Boy" and Troy; daughters Mercedes Hinokawa, Lisa Woo and Myrna Jameson; brother Peter Mahin; sister Laura Hood; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Kwei Lee
April 14, 2013
Kwei Lee, 82, of Honolulu, a printing press operator, died in St. Francis Hospice, Nuuanu. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Min Jie Liang; daughter Mandy Lee Cheng; brothers Yet Li, Tong An Li, Tung Wo Lee and Thomas Lee; sisters Yue Mei Li Lei and Shao Mei Li Lu; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Jesus Borja Lizama
March 20, 2013
Jesus Borja Lizama, 83, of Haiku, Maui, a retired Continental Airlines aircraft mechanic and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died. He was born in Guam. He is survived by sons Ralph H. and James H.; brothers Ben and John; sisters Anna Morcilla, Maria Uribe, Ferminia Comacho, Victoria Conception and Olympia Johnston; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 5 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Kelly Loo Jr.
April 17, 2013
Kelly "Kelly Boy" Loo Jr., 50, of Honolulu, an employee at Entertainment Partners, Omni and Rich International Airlines, and Jolene's Kau Kau Korner, died in Oro Valley, Ariz. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Shane Bush; sons Keoni, Kamuela, Kala, Kala‘i and Kaimana Bush-Loo; daughter Kalia Bush-Loo; parents Kelly Sr. and Norma; and sisters Anna Reed and Prantiss Bannister. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa Chapel. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kukuihaele County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Masaki Matsui
April 21, 2013
Masaki Matsui, 92, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. transportation department supervisor, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by daughter Ann Arakawa, brother Yoshito and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Harry James Medeiros
Jan. 31, 2013
Harry James Medeiros, 64, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Isemoto Contracting Co. heavy-equipment operator and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Yucaipa, Calif. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Jadelin Chun, father Harry V., brother Rodney, sisters Janis Medeiros-Neizmen and Dayna Unea, and three grandchildren. Graveside committal services and urn burial: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Hilo.

Helen Hatsumi Narimasu
April 19, 2013
Helen Hatsumi Narimasu, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Edward and Wayne, daughter Karen Yee, brothers Leo and Henry Iizaki, sister Elaine Nonaka, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:45 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

Yoshie Oba
April 7, 2013
Yoshie Oba, 92, of Wailuku, a Pioneer Inn and Hotel head housekeeper, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Ronald and Dennis; and daughters June Hashimoto, Janice Tokuno and Nancy Fushikoshi. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 11 at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. No monetary offerings.

Wayne K. Ogino
April 20, 2013
Wayne K. Ogino, 65, of Kailua, a University of Hawaii security chief, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shirley, daughter Malialani Pakele, mother Laura and sisters Gail and Naomi. Visitation: noon Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 1:30 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Duane Harold Pederson
April 13, 2013
Duane Harold "Pete" Pederson, 68, of Hilo, a retired Marine Corps first sergeant who served in the Vietnam War and a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Williston, N.D. He is survived by son Julian; daughters Nyla and Marilee Pederson, Monique Palea, and Sharla Tengan; a brother; three sisters; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Juan A. Quintanilla
April 15, 2013
Juan A. Quintanilla, 69, of Ewa Beach, an electrician and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Guam. He is survived by wife Paulette D., son Juan A. Jr.; brothers Sixto A. Quintanilla and Edward Dezell; sisters Mary Q. Reyes, Daisy D. Cruz and Lucy Ann Dezell; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: Borthwickoahu.com.

Sumie Sumida
April 22, 2013
Sumie "Sally" Sumida, 98, of Hana, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hana. She is survived by daughters Myrna Costello and Lorna Ogata, brother Goro Fujikawa, sisters Edna Asato and Jean Higuchi, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 10 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Jared Makana Isamu Teruya
April 7, 2013
Jared Makana Isamu Teruya, 12, of Honolulu died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Keith I. and Penny S., and grandparent Georgianna Y. Miyamura. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

Douglass Lance Vanorden
April 21, 2013
Douglass Lance Vanorden, 77, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Navy fighter pilot and lieutenant commander, died at home. He was born in California. He is survived by son James, daughter Stacy A. Chai and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mass: 6 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.






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