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Obituaries

For Sunday, May 5, 2013

By Star-Advertiser staff

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Rudolph James Brilhante
April 29, 2013
Rudolph James Brilhante, 85, of Kailua, a real estate developer and a National Guard veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Audrey; daughters Paulette and Mari Teves, Celeste Humalon and Corinne Souza; brother Leroy; sister Genevieve Rosa; 15 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's in Kailua. Mass:10 a.m.

Lily Keala Calpito
April 18, 2013
Lily Keala Calpito, 87, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by husband Samuel; sons William and George Naweli and Ernest, Benjamin and Peter Fajardo; sister Mary Keene; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Service:7 p.m. Burial:10 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Lily Kahele Mathias Aiwohi Chai
April 30, 2013
Lily Kahele Mathias Aiwohi Chai, 91, of Wailuku, a retired Department of Transportation employee, died at home. She was born in Honokohau, Maui. She is survived by sons Darryl, Nathan, Ricky, Casey, Gary and Jared Aiwohi; daughters Sandra A. Romias, Valerie A. Dukelow and Puanani A. Lemick; brothers Edward, Ernest andJordan Mathias; sisters Rose M. Yoshizawa, Elizabeth M. Gonsalves and Dorothy M. Awai; 44 grandchildren; 91 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:4:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Ward. Service:6:30 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery in Wailuku.

Sonya Kim Chun
April 30, 2013
Sonya Kim Chun, 73, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Korea. She is survived by niece Song H. Private services.

Evelyn R. Cordero
April 26, 2013
Evelyn R. Cordero, 53, of Kahului, a phlebotomist at Clinical Labs, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Mlang, Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines. She is survived by sons Andy and Joseph, daughter Laurie, sister Deborah Shelar and grandchildren Mandie, Anthony and Andrew. Visitation:6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Christ the King Church. Mass:8 p.m. Additional visitation:9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Entombment to follow at Maui MemorialPark. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Vince Corpis
April 11, 2013
Vince "Vicente" Corpis, 74, of Pearl City, a pastor of Tree of Christ's Life Ministries, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean; son Malachi K.; daughters Madeline Glenn-Paulino, Valerie Castillo, Charmaine Corpis and Dara Underwood; stepsons Lawrence and Jarrett Corpuz; stepdaughters Lawrelean Lacno and Janine Corpuz-Robinson; brother Rodrigo; sister Roffina; nine grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Service:10 a.m. Committal service:1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

Mario C. Cuomo
May 1, 2013
Mario C. Cuomo, 82, of Kihei, Maui, a retired medical salesman, died. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by wife Dorothy; sons Glenn, Dale and Brian; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Francisco Domingo Daquioag Jr.
April 16, 2013
Francisco Domingo Daquioag Jr., 52, of Kohala, Hawaii, a carpenter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Xavier M.T. and mother Felisa D. Visitation:1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Honolulu. Mass: 2 p.m. Additional visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Kapaau, Big Island. Mass:10 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Augustine Church Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kenneth L. De Coite
April 29, 2013
Kenneth L. "Kanedo" De Coite, 82, of Haiku, Maui, formerly of Belmont, Calif., a retired AMPEX maintenance specialist in California, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Margaret L.; son Frank T.; daughters Janet G. Figueroa and Suzette A.Ferguson; brothers Richard, Peter, Paul and Charles Sr.; sisters Marion Myers, Sister Maria Goretti, Phyllis Abreu,Bernadette Franco, Agnes Fernandez, Cecilia Ann Cravalho and Donna Chong; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Service:7 p.m. Additional visitation:8:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Mass:10:30 a.m. Burial:Noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Felix Dela Cruz
April 8, 2013
Felix Dela Cruz, 75, of Waianae, a retired Department of Transportation highway maintenance supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Wai-anae. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Esmenia; sons Edison, Damien, Fulton and Adrian; daughters Lynne Paaluhi and Ingrid Anduha; sister Florentina Obrien 24 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

CoreyKia Dado Deloso-Tallant
April 29, 2013
Corey Kia Dado Deloso-Tallant, 22, of Wailuku died in Wailuku. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Christopher and Colleen Tallant; brother Cejay; sister Cheyna Tallant; grandparents Walter Deloso, Patricia and Earl Helm, and David and Michiko Tallant; and great-grandparent Shigeko Bettencourt. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann Church in Waihee, Maui. Mass:10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Juan Cortez Fontanilla
April 25, 2013
Juan Cortez Fontanilla, 82, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Renaissance Wailea Beach Hotel employee, died. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lelita P.; sons Efren and Eddie; daughters Emily Ambata, Esmin Aquino andElisa Fontanilla; brother Santiago Sr.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Service:7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Church in Kihei. Mass:10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Edwin T. Hirai
April 26, 2013
Edwin T. "Hirai" Hirai, 70, of Honolulu, a retired Eastman Kodak warehouse clerk with 40 years of service, and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gayle T., daughter Chanel A. Kipper, brothers Walter T. and Francis S., and sisters June S. Hirai, Margaret Tom and Eleanor Marquez. Services pending.

Shirley Ann Kaha‘i
April 23, 2013
Shirley Ann Kaha‘i, 60, of Wailuku, a program director for Friends of Moku‘ula, died in Arizona. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Brandon; mother Louise Medeiros; stepfather Peter Keau; hanai daughter Anabelle Paet; brothers James Medeiros, Joseph Kaha‘i Jr. and Matthew Keau; sister Bernadine "Bernie" Kauweloa; and a hanai grandchild. Visitation:1 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service:4 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Edwin Ryuichi Koyama
April 13, 2013
Edwin Ryuichi Koyama, 57, of Honolulu, a state Department of Education administrative services director, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Michele T., son John K. and daughter Celeste K. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Celeste Koyama College Fund, in care of Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, attention Celeste Koyama, P.O. Box 3072, Honolulu, HI 96802-3072. Incorrect information given in an obituary Friday.

Arthur Victor Krumper
April 20, 2013
Arthur Victor Krumper, 95, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. He was born in New York City. Private services.

Chiu Lee
April 1, 2013
Chiu "Pak Chiu" Lee, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Lin Fong baker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Gui MeiLin; sons Simon, Kevin and Dennis Lee, and Jie Feng Li; daughters Feng Chan and Feng Fei Li, Jamie Hui, Yvonne Yip and Dora Chee; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service:10 a.m. Burial:noon at Valley of the Temples.

June Kikue Matsushita
May 1, 2013
June Kikue Matsushita, of Hilo, a retired substitute teacher for theDepartment of Education in Hawaii, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Gordon, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services held.

Helen Uyeno Perry
April 28, 2013
Helen Uyeno "Bunny" Perry, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Craig B.; daughters Linda F. O'Brien, Bonnie P. Galuteria and Celeste Krepack; brother Charles Uyeno; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. May 13 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Service:10:30 a.m. Burial:12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences:www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to favorite charity.

Walter Hoku Poka
April 11, 2013
Walter Hoku Poka, 84, of Honolulu, a retired accountant with the state Department of Budget and Finance, died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Kokomo-Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Fumie A. and son Wesly L.Y. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Robert Elmer Potter
April 30, 2013
Robert Elmer Potter, 89, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii professor and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Maryland. He is survived by wife Prudence S.; sons Bruce and David; daughters Elizabeth Alford and Jane James; brothers Walter, James and John; sister Mildred Painter; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Service:4 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Reception to follow. Donations suggested to Wesley United Methodist Church inHonolulu, University of Hawaii College of Education or favorite charity.

Florentino M. Sagon Sr.
April 27, 2013
Florentino M. "Tino" Sagon Sr., 106, of Hilo, a Volcano House Restaurant head chef, died at home. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by sons Florentino Jr., Alvin, Randolph, Michael and Leonard; daughter Clarita Waldram; sisters Valentina, Pauline, Pilarita and Leonora; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service:11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

Rudy Sebresos
April 28, 2013
Rudy Sebresos, 74, of Pearl City, a retired American Airlines crew chief, died in Aiea. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Elaine; son Keone; daughters Angelique Flores, Rebecca Sebreros and Debbie Chargualaf; hanai daughter Heather Canio; brothers Leonard and Danny; sister Hilda Viernes; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Mary Miyuki Shimabukuro
April 28, 2013
Mary Miyuki Shimabukuro, 91, of Wailuku, a Misaki Star Supermarket clerk, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband James Y., daughter Anna Moss, sisters Thelma Takata and Misayo Kekauoha, and two grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. May 18 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service:6:30 p.m. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Fred Sims
April 14, 2013
Fred Sims, 75, of Mililani, an attorney for the Air Force and an Air Force veteran, died in Hawaii. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Janyce and sister Karen Badenoch. Burial:1 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Margaret Chizuko Tanouye
April 15, 2013
Margaret Chizuko Tanouye, 82, of Mililani, a retired University of Hawaii Student Health Center registered nurse, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by husband Gary, sonMark, daughter Mary Motoda, sister Dorothy Watanabe, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Yoshiko Toma
April 23, 2013
Yoshiko Toma, 90, of Honolulu, a retired hotel housekeeper, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers JerryK. and Paul H., and sister Pat K. Cargnoni. Private services.

Chong Soon Yang
April 26, 2013
Chong Soon Yang, 94, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Kong Ju, Korea. She is survived by sons Hong Sok, Chung Sok "Robert," In Sok and U Sok; daughters Suk Cha, Kwang Cha, Myong Cha and Micha Yang; brothers No Hui Park and No II Park; sister Young ChaHuo; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Service: 6:30 p.m. No flowers.

Leonard Yap
April 24, 2013
Leonard Yap, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village head bartender and an Army veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son David, daughter Annette Okamoto, brother Gordon, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. May 17 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Service:11:45 a.m. Burial:12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers.

Young Taek Yoon
April 14, 2013
Young Taek Yoon, 80, of Honolulu died in KuakiniMedical Center. He was born in Uljin-Kun, Korea. He is survived by wife Choon Mae, sons John and James, brothers Hee Kon and Young Mok, sister Jung Ja and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani DowntownMortuary. Service:10 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at HawaiianMemorial Park Cemetery. Flowers welcome.






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