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Obituaries

For Sunday, May 12, 2013


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Juan Cabato Cabanilla Jr.
April 23, 2013
Juan Cabato Cabanilla Jr., 72, of Kahului, a retired operations manager for government and private contractors at the Haleakala satellite tracking observatory, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Masako; sons Juan "Johnny" and Brandon; brothers Lawrence, Randy, Nathan and Donald; sisters Lenora Carpio, Pricilla Mikell and Karen Coloma; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Eva Cabral
May 4, 2013
Eva Cabral, 91, of Kahului, a retired Maui Beach Hotel cook, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Clayton and Damiem, daughters Sandra Cabrilla and Linda Baylosis, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

C. Bruce Ellsworth
May 6, 2013
C. Bruce Ellsworth, 59, of Wailuku, a professional musician with Chuck Berry and other bands, died at home. He was born in Houston. He is survived by wife Dr. Melody Jayne, son Bruce, and brothers Hal and Hank. Private services. For information, call Melody Jayne at 808-446-2005. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Sharon Fusaye Fujioka
April 20, 2013
Sharon Fusaye Fujioka, 85, of Pearl City, a Bank of Hawaii retiree, died in Pearl City. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters Sharlyn Miyahara, Fran Fujioka and Kathy Abe; brothers Harry and Alton Hirotsu; sisters Diana Herrst, Evelyn Niino and Charlotte Matsuda; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Dorothy K. Gates
April 29, 2013
Dorothy K. Gates, 69, of Kapolei, a medical assistant, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Ronald Jr.; daughter Kanani Matautia; brothers Alan, Howard and Gilbert Young; sisters Judy Ramento and Darlene Hernandez; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Fumio Honda
May 6, 2013
Fumio Honda, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Metal Forming welder, died at home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Dale H. and Brian Y.; brothers Yoshimi, Takeo and Akira; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

David K.H. Hong
April 18, 2013
David K.H. Hong, 81, of Hilo, a retired mechanic for Curt's Union 76 station and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Nancy, sons Randall M. and Curtis J., brother Daniel, sister Edith Kong and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Graveside urn committal services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jack Reynolds Hupp
April 30, 2013
Jack Reynolds Hupp, 86, of Kula, Maui, retired owner of Hupp's Highland Carnation Farm in Kula, a retail tire business employee on Oahu and a Navy veteran who served in World War II, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Bell, Calif. He is survived by son Stephen, daughters Suzanne Darr and Jeanne Garcia, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

Hideto Imai
April 8, 2013
Hideto Imai, 80, of Wahiawa, a retired welder and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brother Noboru, and sisters Yoshiko Fujiwara and Miyoko Hamaguchi. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nelson Keahonui Keala
May 4, 2013
Nelson Keahonui "Chico" Keala, 55, of Waihee, Maui, a former employee at Nakamura Mortuary and Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by hanai daughters Kealohilani and Kahealani Kealoha; brothers Samuel Jr., Eugene and Dale Keala, Samson Vinuya, and Stephen Cramer; sisters Beatrice Palafox, Rosemary Calvan, Lehua Lapenia and Stephanie Legsay; stepbrother Charles Cramer; stepsisters Shanamie Morondos, Lauliuma Vargas, Charlene Melendez, Samantha Kenolio and Cheyenne Cramer; hanai brother Duane Riveira; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Ethel Larita Leong
April 29, 2013
Ethel Larita Leong, 58, of Aiea died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Christian, Valen and Jordon; brothers Bobby and Florendo Cabudol; sisters Elsa Flight, Ellen Schmidt, Edna Unciano, Ruthie Fukuhara and Florence Ner; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Sunao Mayeda
April 29, 2013
Sunao "Sam" Mayeda, 78, of Hilo, a retired bookkeeper at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, and an Army veteran, died in Hilo. He was born in Kaiwiki, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Melvin and Clarence, and sister Masako Kadooka. No services. Private burial.

George Masashi Mishima
April 20, 2013
George Masashi "Ma" Mishima, 81, of Honolulu, a retired billiard parlor owner and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Edward M., daughter Karen Agbayani, sister Phyllis Hashimoto and a grandchild. Private graveside services.

Kenneth Noboru Miyamoto
April 20, 2013
Kenneth Noboru "Lefty" Miyamoto, 100, of Honolulu, a retired General Electric and Amfac appliance repairman, and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion Regimental Headquarters, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Brian Y., daughter Claire R. Kozaki and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Inurnment: 2 p.m. May 20 at Valley of the Temples.

Ruth Kimie Nakada
April 26, 2013
Ruth Kimie Nakada, 93, of Honolulu, retired owner and proprietor of St. Louis Drive In, died at home. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by son Bertram K.; daughter Beverly K.; brothers Seiko, Kenneth S., Masao and Yoshiaki Shiroma; sisters Miyoko Onaga and Haruno Nogami; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tsuneko Nakano
April 29, 2013
Tsuneko Nakano, 97, of Honolulu, a private caregiver, died. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by brothers Jiro and Masaichi, and sisters Shizuko Takamoto and Stella T. Schott. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Hoa Thi Nguyen
May 2, 2013
Hoa Thi Nguyen, 86, of Kailua, a homemaker, died. She was born in Quang-Binh, Vietnam. She is survived by sons Joseph, Trung, Thien, Long, Thomas and Anthony Hoang; daughters Lethu Hoang and Leha Reeves; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Services: 7 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Florence Takako Okamoto
April 19, 2013
Florence Takako Okamoto, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Kaimuki Dry Goods salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard K., daughters Barbara and Frani, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kilohana United Methodist Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Refreshments to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Kiyoshi-Stanley Oshiro
May 3, 2013
Kiyoshi-Stanley Oshiro, 85, of Honolulu, an Army sergeant first class who served in the Korean War, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jeanne, son Kevin, and sisters Alice Kobayashi and Lillian Keone. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Church, 1617 Monte St. Mass: 10:30 a.m.

Bertha Kanani Hu Rivera
April 26, 2013
Bertha Kanani Hu Rivera, 76, of Kahaluu Mauka died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kailua-Kona. She is survived by sons Bernard Hu, Richard and Guy Rivera, and Bert Cordeiro; daughters Brenda Thomas, Bernice Jeminez, Amanda Fai-Fai, Glenda Rivera-Glaser, Gwendolyn Acasio, Anna Saxton and Tina Marie Ogoc; hanai sons Alfred Leberato, Donald Asoncion, and Herbert and Kenneth Rivera; hanai daughters Irene Luta and Carmen Silva; brothers Richardson and Delbert Smith, and Gordon Yaman; sister Adeline Lewi; 19 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Services: 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Halani Congregational Church, Kahaluu Mauka. Gathering to follow at Higashihara Park, bottom part.

Elizabeth Enanoria Rohrer
April 2, 2013
Elizabeth Enanoria Rohrer, 82, of Kailua, co-owner of E&V Cleaning, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael Woolsey and Jack Woodall, daughters Wanda Woolsey-Carpio and Donna Millan, and 14 grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Shoji Taketa
April 15, 2013
Shoji Taketa, 85, of Honalo, Hawaii, an Islander Inn maintenance retiree and former employee at Parker Ranch and JM Tanaka, died at home. He was also a Hawaii Army National Guardsman and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He was born in Kainaliu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Charlene; sons Gregory, Mark, Andrew and Thomas; daughters Irene Adams, Shorene Akiona, Lori Ann Strolberg, Pearl Muraki and Priscilla Lovejoy; brothers Sunao and Takashi; 33 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Lanakila Congregational Church, Kainaliu. Services: 5:30 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Saturday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.

Herbert Akira Toda
April 30, 2013
Herbert Akira Toda, 83, of Kahului, a pharmacist and owner of Pukalani Drugs, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Katherine, sons Jon and Dean, daughter Sheryl, brother Takashi and sister Toshie Nagata. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary. com.

Florante Pascual Villanueva
April 27, 2013
Florante Pascual Villanueva, 66, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. irrigation worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Laoag, Philippines. He is survived by daughter Florieann; brothers Bernard, Rogelio and Joey; sister Rosamilia Ramos; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Grace Seto Wong
April 25, 2013
Grace Seto Wong, 94, of Honolulu, a chief of civilian payroll, died at home. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. She is survived by son Randy, daughter Danette W. Tomiyasu, sisters Rose Ching and Violet Chang, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.






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