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Obituaries

For Sunday, May 19, 2013


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Dorothy Asako Asada
April 18, 2013
Dorothy Asako Asada, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired Hana Sales Co. seamstress, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Les S., daughters Amy M. Omoto and Gail C. Asada, sistersHelen Tatsuno and Toshiko Maeda, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dorothy Malendres Bargas
May 12, 2013
Dorothy Malendres Bargas, 86, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kona. No survivors. Private services.

Estrella A. Calventas
May 3, 2013
Estrella A. Calventas, 67, of Kilauea, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husbandAmancio; son Alexander; daughtersEstrelita Peralta, Adoracion and Erma Suniga, Andrea Laguatan, Esperanza Padre and Imelda Sawad; father Bernardo Aguda; sistersEncarnacion Agreda, Garcia Cascayan and Veronica Rabiniol; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Sylvester's Church, Kilauea. Mass:10 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Catherine's Church Cemetery, Kealia.

Rosemary T. Chun
April 13, 2013
Rosemary T. Chun, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by sons Mark, Mitchell and Norman; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. May 26 at Community Church of Honolulu. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

Robert O. Dame
May 14, 2013
RobertO. Dame, 92, of Kailua, a retired electrical engineer, died. He was born in Garden City, N.Y. He is survived by wifeJacklyn; son Bart; daughtersWendy, Peggy, Lauren, Libby and Alison; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Esperanza Pascua Domingo
April 15, 2013
Esperanza Pascua Domingo, 92, ofHonolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Carmelo Sr. and Philip, daughtersFemme Domingo and Daisy Dudas, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Mass:10:30 a.m. Burial:11:30 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Felicita R. Gaston
April 30, 2013
Felicita R. Gaston, also known as "Madeline" and "Angie," 85, of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in North Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Arnold and Kenneth; daughters Suzanne Tomlinson, Mildred Melanson, Jane Keohuloa, Shirley Gaston and Marie Torkelson; sisters Jane Mack, Patricia Yamamoto, Mary Ann Dela Cruz, Dolores Keohuloa and Sally Dela Cruz; 23 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Rosary:7 p.m. Friday at Kenneth and Jonette Gaston's residence in Pahala, followed by an all-night vigil. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass:10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

Robert Masaru Goto
April 16, 2013
Robert Masaru Goto, 79, of Honolulu, a retired federal air traffic controller, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Lance M. and Blake K., brother Daniel, sister Evelyn Hiraki and two grandchildren. Private services.

Yaeko Hasegawa
May 5, 2013
Yaeko Hasegawa, 97, of Kahului, a janitorial-services worker at Kahului Elementary School, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Waihee, Maui. She is survived by sons Richard and Allan, daughter Arlene Koike, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Woodrow Christopher Hoke
March 26, 2013
Woodrow Christopher Hoke, 95, of Hilo, a retired bartender in San Francisco and former merchant mariner, Matson Lines employee and Civilian Conservation Corps surveyor, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative CareCenter. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Woodrow Jr., Anthony, Francis and Scott Hoke, and Michael Enanoria; daughter Beverly Thome; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to HaleAnuenue Restorative Care Center. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

Takashi Hongo
April 22, 2013
Takashi Hongo, 94, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial &Sugar Co. heavy equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. He is survived by sons Randy and Jon, daughters Doreen Kiyabu and Gale Corley, and brother Sadao. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Shelbi Lynn Hultquist
April 14, 2013
Shelbi Lynn Hultquist, 23, of Marysville, Wash., formerly of Maui, a manager at the Swarovski store in Washington, died in Washington. She was born inWailuku. She is survived by fatherMartin E. Hultquist; mother Piilani Hue; stepfather Deven Hue; brothers Deven Jr. and Kapena Hue; and grandparents H. David and Irene Hultquist, and Jo-Anne andNed Gurule. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Paul M. Imaino
May 6, 2013
Paul M. Imaino, 88, of Hilo, a retired Internal Revenue Service revenue officer, owner of Paul Imaino Tax Service and an Army veteran who served in WorldWar II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Alice; son Wayne I.; daughtersAbigail "Binkie"and Joyce A. Imaino, and Janice S. Pon; brothersTadashi, George, Robert and RichardK.; sister Violet Mimaki; and eight grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

GaryDean Kaleoho‘olaokalani Kahunanui
May 4, 2013
GaryDean Kaleoho‘olaokalani Kahunanui, 33, of Lahaina, a stock clerk at the Safeway in Lahaina, died in Lahaina. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by father Gary L.P.; mother Doradeen M. Kanuha; stepfathers Earl Kakalia, Curtis Kaiwi and Cornelio Bancaco; brothersIsaac Bancaco, Nainoa Kakalia and Keola Kahunanui; and sisters Denise Alavazo, Kalikolehua Storer, Doranela Kahunanui, Kawailehua Opunui, Donelle Sakuma and Kalewalani Bancaco. Visitation: 1 p.m. May 31 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Willie Kapahikaua Kalei III
April 21, 2013
Willie Kapahikaua Kalei III, 57, of Hilo, a Queen Lili‘uokalani Children's Center community builder facilitator, Hilo Family Guidance Center case manager and Ka‘u MacNut Farms irrigation manager, died. He also was an Army veteran with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was born in Fort Dix, N.J. He is survived by wifeDonnalyn N.; sons Trace K. Kalei, and William K. and Edward M. Johns; daughters Hope N. and Heather N. Kalei, and Jacqueline K. Johns; mother Bernadette "Lani" Chase; brother Samuel; and sisters Katherina Mendenhall, MaryFrancis and Iwalani Kalei, and Barbara Jean Nesbitt. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Holy ApostlesEpiscopal Church, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Celebration of life:6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass:11 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. June 2 at Kamehameha Canoe Club, Hilo. Casual attire.

Robert E. Kearns
May 9, 2013
Robert E. Kearns, 92, of Chino, Calif., an Army retiree, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in North Carolina. He is survived by wife Penny, son Sang Been Kim and two grandchildren. Services at a later date. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Howard T. King
May 3, 2013
Howard T. King, 82, of Waianae, an artist and retired Kapaa High School teacher, died in Waianae. He was born in Hutchinson, Kan. He is survived by sons Juan and Paul; daughters Ann and Sharon King, and Laura Furukawa; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Donna Patricia Kochi
May 7, 2013
Donna Patricia Kochi, 51, of Honolulu, owner of Edsung Foodservice, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kevin; daughtersKira, Kaydi and Karis; motherBetty Choi; brother Mike Choi; and sister Diana Astromoff. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at DiamondHead Mortuary. Services:6:30 p.m. Inurnment at a later date.

Leonard A. Kupo Jr.
Feb. 15, 2013
Leonard A. "Butch" Kupo Jr., 70, ofGlendale, Ariz., an Army veteran, died in Glendale. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wifeKaren; daughterV. Leilani; brothers Brother Richard and Leigh; and sisters Lani Joy Valko, Marie Biga and Elizabeth Pao. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Robert H. Ledward
April 14, 2013
Robert H. Ledward, 83, ofKapolei died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Michael, Robert Jr. and Clarence; daughters Leilani and Luana; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Private services.

David Ronald Marquez
April 28, 2013
David Ronald "Kawika"Marquez, 66, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a community developer and activist, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Sacramento, Calif. He is survived by wifeJean E. BevanMarquez; daughters Diane Manriquez, and Judy and Tammy Marquez; brothersRick Krepp, and Phillip and David Marquez Jr.; sisters Debra Krepp Ohler and Carole Krepp; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services in Sacramento and Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Sally Ayame Masamune
April 15, 2013
Sally Ayame Masamune, 89, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sonsNelson andRuss Masamune, Brian Maeda and Michael Morishige; daughtersFaith Miyashiro and Janice Ritchie; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. May 29 at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Leatrice Kuuleimomi Mendes
April 14, 2013
Leatrice Kuuleimomi "Aunty Momi" Mendes, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired housekeeper, died inKailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Walter, Vincent, Kalani and Kehau; daughter Dolly Lum; sister Carolyn Crowder; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

Ty Tsugio Motobu
April 23, 2013
Ty Tsugio Motobu, 53, of Hilo, a former manager for Consolidated Theatres, Minit Stop and Kama‘aina Distribution, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wifeMichelle, daughtersTheresa Hay and Taya Motobu, mother Chiemi, and sistersChana and Mari. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services:5 p.m. Casual attire.

Gaile Anne Ermitano Prugh
May 13, 2013
Gaile Anne Ermitano Prugh, 60, of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughterHaunani Ermitano; brothersKeith and Glennon Ermitano; and sistersClaudia Pine, Jo-Nell Palacio, Pamela Kahakua and Sharon Fontes. Memorial gathering at a later date.

Herodia Simon Ramos
May 7, 2013
Herodia Simon Ramos, 88, of Honolulu, a Scott Hawaii production line employee, died in Waipahu. He was born in Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by son Teodorico S., seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Ana Lisa Buduan Rapanut
April 26, 2013
Ana Lisa Buduan Rapanut, 42, ofKihei, Maui, a Whaler's General Store cashier, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Edgar; brothersErnesto, William, Narciso and Reynaldo; and sistersMarilyn Domingo, Imelda Fabian andJulie Buduan. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial:10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Matthew Keonaona Ryan
May 5, 2013
Matthew Keonaona Ryan, 73, ofKailua, a retired state Department of Agriculture meat inspector, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wifeMona N. Stern-Ryan; son Matthew "Keo" Jr.; daughters Laulani Sesma, Rhonda Roldan, Tricia-Lynn Yamashita and Starr Martinez; sisters Patricia L. Doerfler and Sheila L. Loughran; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at 41-420 Saddle City Road, Waimanalo. Celebration of life: 2:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Robert Stae
April 24, 2013
Robert Stae, 62, of Honolulu, a security guard, died in Kaiser MedicalCenter. He was born in Weno, Chuuk. He is survived by wife Lia Mark; daughters Jayleen and Lian D.; and brothersDepich, Ifraim, Stokichy and Dias. Services:2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary.

Veronica Gusman Texeira
May 5, 2013
Veronica "Ronnie" Gusman Texeira, 55, of Kahului, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Jerome and Dustin Texeira, and Alex Lima; brother John Gusman Jr.; sister Patricia Weber; and companion Adelso Lima. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow at the family's residence. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Takeo Tsuji
May 10, 2013
Takeo Tsuji, 91, of Hilo, a state Department of Transportation Highways Division retiree and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Kalopa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Bruce, daughters Maureen Young and Kathleen de Silva, sisters Beatrice Nakaoka and Ruth Galloway, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Antonio Lero Villaflor
May 15, 2013
Antonio Lero Villaflor, 64, of Liliha, a Kuakini MedicalCenter transporter, died in Kuakini MedicalCenter. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wifeLiwayway C.; sons Tyrone and Jeffrey Villaflor, and Giovanni Generoso; daughtersJennifer Villaflor and Gene Generoso; hanai son Jeremy Fajardo; brothers Eduardo L. and Nesty Villaflor, and Francisco Ruanto Jr.; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

Edith Michiyo Watamoto
April 13, 2013
Edith Michiyo Watamoto, 91, of Waipahu, a retired Carol &Mary Ltd. executive, died in Kuakini MedicalCenter. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Frances Watamoto and Jane Shim. Private services.

Siu Wah Wong
May 3, 2013
Siu Wah Wong, 60, of Honolulu, a seamstress, died. She was born in Zhongshan, China. She is survived by husband Kwan Suen, son Jason, brothersJun Ao and Junkuang Chen, and sisters Xiaohong and Xiaoping Chen. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Services at noon. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Margaret Kam Lan Chock Yamashiro
April 30, 2013
Margaret Kam Lan Chock Yamashiro, 92, of Wailuku, a Maui Pineapple Co. retiree, died at home. She was born in Kailua, Maui. She is survived by sons Russell and Wayne; daughtersVeronica Wong, Yvonne Ching and Gwen Chun; sistersHenrietta Franco and Alma Malo; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Jan Marie Young
May 14, 2013
Jan Marie Young, 67, ofKailua, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Boise, Idaho. She is survived by sons Justin and Ben, and sisters Ruth and Camille. Private services.






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