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Obituaries

For Tuesday, June 4, 2013


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Sandra Samoana Ackerman
May 25, 2013
Sandra Samoana Ackerman, 69, of Hilo, a Floral Resources Hawaii Inc. employee in Hilo, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Christopher-Don K.; parents Donald and Christine Gradle; brothers Herbert and Michael Gradle; sisters Amber Saniatan, Christine McAngus and Jo Marie Holt; and two grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society — Research.

Odelia Mercy Bradbury
April 30, 2013
Odelia Mercy Bradbury, 65, of Hermiston, Ore., died in Hermiston. She was born in Waimea, Hawaii. She is survived by son Jeffery, brothers Raymond F. Souza and Kenneth Kaneshiro, sister Patsy Laysa, hanai sisters Rose Johnson and Wanda Lathan, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private scattering of ashes at Waialua Beach Park. Send condolences to Raymond Souza, 906 Lehua Ave. C-207, Pearl City, HI 96782.

Henry Roy Danielson Jr.
May 16, 2013
Henry Roy Danielson Jr., 47, of Honolulu died. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by brothers McQueen, Bryan, Jacob and Li'a; and sisters Masina, Pat and Talia. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honouliuli Chapel, Ewa Beach. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Dosae David
May 16, 2013
Dosae David, 73, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Chuuk, Micronesia. She is survived by husband Tamak; sons Dave and Deim; daughters Rana, Darling, Diana, Donia and Damaris; brother Ninang Moses; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Alfred Delos Santos
May 10, 2013
Alfred "Al" Delos Santos, 79, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Servco branch manager and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Hospice of Hilo, Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Genevieve "Gennie"; son Alfred R. "Randy"; daughters Dona M. Florendo, Laura A. Chang and Stephanie L. Camarillo; sister Conchita Lizares; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday. Burial: noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Frank Esser
May 19, 2013
Frank Esser, 88, of Kailua, an entrepreneur and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Boonville, Mo. He is survived by sons James Fenton and Nick Van Hevelingen, daughters Sharon Esser and Betsy Chavarria, brother Walter W. and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Church, Kailua. Private inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Knights of Columbus Council 6307.

Ruth Shizue Furuta
May 21, 2013
Ruth Shizue Furuta, 95, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Maunalani Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Kona. She is survived by son Gary S., daughter Karen A. Shiroma, brothers Goro and Shigeru Shiraishi, sisters Linda M. Oue and Carol M. Shiraishi, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Marion Fumiye Gibo
May 7, 2013
Marion Fumiye Gibo, 84, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Kiyoshi, daughter Lauren G. Bobadilla, brother Katsuo "Kats" Yamashiro and a grandchild. Private services.

Eugene Stanley Gomes
Nov. 18, 2012
Eugene Stanley "Pops" Gomes, 82, of Honolulu, a retired city construction foreman and employee with various security agencies, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Dereklee and Keith Gomes, and Lance Ah Quin; daughters Jessica Miles, Janis Gomes, Luwana Ah Quin and Roxanne and Kelly Miller; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services at a later date; for information, call Dereklee at 386-9527.

Caroline Hatori
May 6, 2013
Caroline Hatori, also known as "Caroline Kaili," 80, of Honolulu, a retired Princess Kaiulani Hotel housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alfred Kaili Jr.; daughters Janice Guy, Lori Silva, Cheryl Hosea and Leeann Kaili; hanai sons Keone and Kupono Papaia; brother Joe Seipel; sister Ruby Malepeai; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. June 11 at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Kenneth Tadashi Higashionna
May 19, 2013
Kenneth Tadashi "Kenji" Higashionna, 60, of Honolulu, an Army National Guard veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Alisa Kato; brothers Hiroshi, George, Gary and Nathan; sisters Faith Yoshinaga and Charlene Higashionna; and three grandchildren. Visitation: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Helen Ayame Hirata
May 24, 2013
Helen Ayame Hirata, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Trading Co. packer, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Howard K., daughters Janet S. Pentz and Patricia R. Hirata, brothers Kenji and Thomas Sumida, sister Jean S. Takumi, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Saeko Hodai
May 17, 2013
Saeko Hodai, 84, of Honolulu, a retiree of Sears at Ala Moana Center, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Doreen A. and Sherry Y. Hodai, and Liane M. Tamanaha; sisters Sadie Minakami, Evelyn K. Motoyama and Irene K. Shigenaga; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Josephine Sai Kawakami
May 1, 2013
Josephine Sai Kawakami, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Kawananakoa Middle School cook, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George C.; son Lyle; daughters Jasmine Chu, Shelley Smith, Patti Arakaki and Traci Kawakami; brothers Charles Kim and Hans Goo; sister Elizabeth Salis; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Patricia Kawakone
May 6, 2013
Patricia Kawakone, 71, of Kahului, formerly of Hilo, a homemaker and former cosmetics department employee at the former Standard Drug Co. in Hilo, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Wallace and Robert, and sister June Cabreira. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Sunday.

James K. Kupahu Sr.
March 9, 2013
James K. "Longie" Kupahu Sr., 73, of Nanawale Estates, Hawaii, a retired city heavy equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gwendolyn L.; sons James "Kimo" Jr. and Michael Kupahu, Nakuluai Maave-Kupahu and Lloyd Teanio; daughters Jaime Kahalepo, Darrlyn Kupahu-Canon, Lloydette Teanio and Malie Kupahu; brother Manuel E. Jr.; sisters Jacqueline Kalima, Leihalaopuna Vigneaux and Lana Johnson; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waimanalo Beach Park. Scattering of ashes and luncheon to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Carmela Paruginog Tablada Lee
April 14, 2013
Carmela Paruginog Tablada Lee, 89, of Meadow Vista, Calif., died in Sacramento, Calif. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by sons Jose Jr. and Carman, daughter Pauline V. McCauley, brothers Victor and Martin Paruginog, sisters Alvina Mabuso and Grace Gusman, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Michael Sung Sam Lee
April 23, 2013
Michael Sung Sam Lee, 83, of Surprise, Ariz., an Army specialist first class, died in Sun City West, Ariz. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Queenie Ko and son Myles. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Florence Ho Lum
May 9, 2013
Florence Ho Lum, 100, of Honolulu, a Kalakaua Intermediate School teacher and counselor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Patricia Lum, Myrna Suemori, Margo Rodrigues and Audrey Lum-Alorro; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services held. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Igor Mikhailov
May 5, 2013
Igor Mikhailov, 45, of Moscow, a cameraman for documentary films, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Moscow. He is survived by parents Victor and Valentina. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Honomu Russian Orthodox Church. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

Mary Paliracio Narito
May 11, 2013
Mary Paliracio Narito, 75, of Honolulu, an Alfred Shaheen retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Jose Sr.; sons Daron, Jose Jr., Mark and Lance; brothers Billy Paliracio and Raymond Pader; sisters Teri Devera, Lucy Cho and Phyllis Tindle; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Cresencia Daguman Rabellizsa
May 11, 2013
Cresencia Daguman "Chris" Rabellizsa, 86, of Waipahu, a state Department of Education retiree at Pearl City High School, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ronald; daughters Dylene Aloya, Leonora Largo, Laila Pastrana and Robin Lovediro; brother Alfred Olanda; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

Winona Kam Hee Robello
May 28, 2013
Winona Kam Hee "Pearl" Robello, 87, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Steven; sons George Lee and Steven and Shannon Robello; daughters Raynona Sakazaki, Winona Lee, Stephanie Awa and Sharon Mokiao; brother Charles Burrows; sisters Shirley K. Cunha, Hinano Campton and Kay Farm; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Services: 10 a.m. No flowers.

Henry Pekelo Roberts
May 26, 2013
Henry Pekelo "Boodi-Boot" Roberts, 54, of Waikane-Waiahole, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Michelle Cruz; son Cameron Ward; daughter Chelsey; parents Henry and Violet; brothers Harvey and Manuel; sisters Cynthia Hopkins, Minnieann Roberts, Violet Chock, Lowry Parr and Penny Rapoza; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: Friday at Senator Fong's Plantation Gardens in Kahaluu. Visitation: 10 a.m. Services: 11 a.m. Potluck paina to follow. Scattering of ashes at Kualoa Beach Park at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

Feliza Faustino Sabado
April 16, 2013
Feliza Faustino Sabado, 87, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband Gregorio, son Arnie, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Timothy Francis Shea Jr.
May 10, 2013
Timothy Francis Shea Jr., 51, of Kahuku, an auto mechanic, died. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Mae, sons Koa Shea and Marshall Carvalho, daughter Kristi Carvalho, brothers Everett Tyrrell and Keoki Bognar, sisters Tina Tyrrell and Tammy Shea, and six grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: noon Sunday at Kualoa Beach Park.

Robin Yale Kimm Simeona
May 23, 2013
Robin Yale Kimm Simeona, 51, of Waimanalo died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Chakiris and Chad; daughters Shina White and Sarina Haug; father Randall Sr.; brothers Randall Jr., Princeton, Vestal and James; sister Ran-Li Nii; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Waimanalo Seventh-day Adventist Church. Celebration of life: 2:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Dora Apau Sing
April 24, 2013
Dora Apau Sing, 91, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hospice of Hilo, Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son William K. Jr., daughter Jamie M. Kawauchi, brother Clarence Apau, sisters Mabel MacLaren and Rachel Rabideau, seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Wendy Lynne Stanhope
May 8, 2013
Wendy Lynne "Goldie" Stanhope, 50, of Spokane Valley, Wash., formerly of Kailua-Kona, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Pasco, Wash. She is survived by daughter Haley Kay, mother Ardi, father Merle, brother Trevor and sister Robyn Sanchez. Services in Spokane Valley. Donations suggested to Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation.

King-Sai Tam
April 20, 2013
King-Sai Tam, 91, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Tak Fook and Dr. Tak Shing Lo, daughters Tak Ching Ng and Tak Pui Lo Rimas, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Sakae Tanaka
May 22, 2013
Sakae Tanaka, 87, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, proprietor of the former Seaside Service Station and a Laupahoehoe Sugar Co. automobile mechanic, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Laupahoehoe. He is survived by wife Shizue; daughters Renee Nishioku and Faith Gourley; brother George; sisters Masako Okamura, Bernice Tomiyama, Tsuyako Fujitani, Elsie Doherty and Carole Tsutsumi; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Filivaa Tumanuvao
May 16, 2013
Filivaa "Fili" Tumanuvao, 39, of Mililani, a former Queen's Medical Center employee, died in Aiea. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Amanda; sons Lance M. and Emelio; daughters Reanna, Le Losa and Manaia; mother Tuputala; brothers Liu Liugalua and Sugalu Jr. and Jerry Tumanuvao; and sisters Iasa Iese and Olipa, Bonnie and Connie Tumanuvao. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Irene Shigeko Villamil
May 12, 2013
Irene Shigeko Villamil, 75, of Kailua, a Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children accounts payable clerk, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Abraham A.; daughters Tracy Villamil-Kea and Cory Villamil-Gomes; brother Steven Inouye; sisters Judy Nakamoto, Mildred Yamada and Grace Uchino; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jane Michiko Yamamoto
May 20, 2013
Jane Michiko Yamamoto, 68, of Honolulu, a retired Wilson Elementary School teacher, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Warren S.; daughter Amy M. Aoki; son Reid I.; brothers George H., Henry A. and Edwin T. Hirata; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.






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