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Obituaries

For Thursday, June 27, 2013


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David J. Aguirre
June 10, 2013
David J. Aguirre, 61, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Airlines flight support employee and city administrative support employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by wife Kathy Tooze-Aguirre; daughters Alexandria, Andrea and Sonya; sister Rose Dzurcanin; and a grandchild. Services pending.

Niomey Rudick Alokoa
June 14, 2013
Niomey Rudick Alokoa, 61, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Kosrae, Micronesia. She is survived by husband Rudick; sons Gifford and William; daughters Lona Abraham, Dora and Jocelyn Sigrah, and Ruthey Lonno; brothers Frank and Likaiksa Freddy, and Dick Nena; sisters Shure Palik and Julise Sigrah; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Kona Kosrae Congregational Church, Kalaoa, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Katherine Sumiko Araki
June 5, 2013
Katherine Sumiko Araki, 80, of Wahiawa, a former schoolteacher, Realtor and Pan Am stewardess, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Randall and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Thomas Theodore Bopp
June 15, 2013
Thomas Theodore Bopp, 71, of Kailua, a University of Hawaii at Manoa Chemistry Department professor emeritus, died. He was born in Burbank, Calif. He is survived by wife Georgia K.; sons Christopher P. and Jon S.; daughters P. Jayne Bopp and Galatea R. DeLapp; brothers William and James; sisters Barbara Wille, Deborah Bopp and Mary Harding; and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Oahu Choral Society, 4348 Wai-alae Ave. No. 214, Honolulu, HI 96816, or oahuchoral.org. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

Anne Cohn
June 21, 2013
Anne "Kitty" Cohn, 101, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by son Morton, daughter Ellen Polokoff, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

Manuel Corpuz Domingo
May 12, 2013
Manuel Corpuz "Manny" Domingo, 57, of Kapolei, a federal government electrician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lydia G., daughters Raisa and Chelsea, father Alejo, brothers Danny and Albert, and sisters Nenita Domingo, Jocelyn Advincula and Lydia Berdadero. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

John Joseph Harney
June 21, 2013
John Joseph Harney, 64, of Honolulu, a certified public accountant and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Christian, Johnny and Scott; daughters Katherine and Wendy; and sisters Mary Miller and Katherine Fujii. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

David Akira Hasegawa
April 19, 2013
David Akira Hasegawa, 69, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Telephone Co. retiree, died in Hale Makua Wailuku. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Atsuko, brother Wilfred and sister Karen Nemoto. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Doris Sumire Yoichisako Hotta
June 20, 2013
Doris Sumire Yoichisako Hotta, 97, of Wailuku, co-owner of Ted's Men's Wear and Ted's Maui Store, and a wholesale sales representative for various companies, died at home. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by son Earle, daughters Carole Mizomi and Sandra Tengan, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 5 p.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Minoru Kanemoto
May 17, 2013
Minoru Kanemoto, 99, of Honolulu, a retired auto body and fender painter and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

Danhichi Kaneshiro
June 21, 2013
Danhichi "Danny" Kaneshiro, 83, of Omao, Kauai, a Big Save meat cutter, died at home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Kevin and Vernon; brothers Seiso, Mamoru and James; and sister Yone Gushiken. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Matsusuke Kobashigawa
June 13, 2013
Matsusuke Kobashigawa, also known as "Jeep" and "Mutt," 93, of Honolulu, an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Yvonne S. Kobashigawa, Linda L. Walker, Gayle A. Chang and Faye H. Uyehara; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bart Kort
June 21, 2013
Bart "Koa" Kort, 65, of Kapaa, Kauai, a senior loan originator at First Cal Hawaii, Kauai office, died at home. He was born in Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by wife Jo, sister Stephanie Wilkinson and hanai brother Allen "Ala" Alapai. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Monday at Kalaheo Steak & Ribs.

Evelyn K. Kusaka
June 4, 2013
Evelyn K. Kusaka, 84, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by husband Kenneth; son Russell, daughter Susan; brothers Harvey, Ralph, Lionel and Kenneth Sakai; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Mapuilesua Mata'afa Pelenato Laufasa
May 24, 2013
Mapuilesua Mata'afa Pelenato Laufasa, 75, of Waipahu, an accountant and an Army veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Samoa. He is survived by wife Olive; sons Ikoke and Tupufia; daughters Levalasi Sagapolutele, Diana Titialii, Tofamamao Ippel and Faava Laufasa; brother Mamea T.; sisters Teleia Iosefo, Saofuifatu Ah Wong, Falesau and Sarina Laufasa and Nuanua Moli; and six grandchildren. Services held. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Diana Kam Hoong Lum
June 2, 2013
Diana Kam Hoong Lum, 101, of Honolulu, owner and proprietor of SY Lum Jades Jewelry, died in Ho-nolulu. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Stanley T.U., Gordon T.H. and Glenn T.M.; daughter Evelyn S.H.; sister Eleanor Dang; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Malani Naumu
May 29, 2013
Malani "Maile" Naumu, 92, of Pearl City, a Dole Cannery retiree, died in Waipahu. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by son Hiram, daughters Jamie Lum and Tanya Keala, sister Kida Afong, 11 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Herbert K.D. Ng
June 21, 2013
Herbert K.D. Ng, 85, of Honolulu, owner of H & N Industrial Supply Inc. and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nancy S.M., son Allen, daughter Linda Kaneta, sisters Stella Mew and Annie Kam, and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

Frances Annie Ohelo
June 12, 2013
Frances Annie Ohelo, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery inspector, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Winona, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Nemesio Rosario Rivera
June 11, 2013
Nemesio Rosario Rivera, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Yum Yum Tree dishwasher, died in Aiea. He was born in San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines. He is survived by wife Francisca, sons Alan and Emil, brothers Gaudencio and Nolasco, sister Teresita Eblacas and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Toshiko Sakai
June 6, 2013
Toshiko Sakai, 88, of Waipahu, a retiree from Zippy's in Waiau, died in Pearl City. She was born in Saitama Ken, Japan. She is survived by husband Yoshiyuki; son Ronan; daughter Velda Pendergras; brothers Mitsuo, Hiroshi, Katsuyuki and Tsutomo Hiki; sisters Kazue Go and Teruko and Kimiko Hiki; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m.

Russell Isami Sasaki
June 16, 2013
Russell Isami Sasaki, 65, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Kristi-Ann Jensen, sister Judy Fujimori and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Carol Fumiko Shimizu
June 8, 2013
Carol Fumiko Shimizu, 86, of Aiea, a sales representative at Shirokiya and Liberty House, died in Aiea. She was born in Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan. She is survived by husband Masaharu, son Rodney, daughter Joann Tokushige, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Edwin Clark Smith Jr.
June 19, 2013
Edwin Clark Smith Jr., 71, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Edwin S., daughter Dori L., two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Thomas Katsumi Tamashiro
June 7, 2013
Thomas Katsumi Tamashiro, 76, of Hono-lulu, a welder and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yoshi; stepsons Elias and Abrham Ali; stepdaughter Nanami Taniguchi; brothers Isamu, Yasu, Michael and Richard; and sisters Akiko Makabe and Dorothea Arakaki. Private services.

Scott Mitchell Tobias
June 5, 2013
Scott Mitchell Tobias, 58, of Kaneohe, a production manager, died in Kailua. He was born in New York. He is survived by mother Phoebe and sister Joy T. Sutherland. Private services.

Tracy Mitsuji Uemoto
June 11, 2013
Tracy Mitsuji Uemoto, 45, of Pearl City, an employee at Costco optical department in Hawaii Kai, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Irene, brothers Robert and Shane, sister Iris and companion Lawren Kanoa. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Henry Garcia Zapata
Nov. 29, 2012
Henry Garcia Zapata, 81, of Fircrest, Wash., an Army retiree and a crane supervisor at Pearl Harbor, died in Fircrest. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is survived by wife Mary; sons Henry Jr., Irwin, Joey and Ronnie; daughter Anuhea Daley; hanai daughters Pinky Kahaloa and Kaui Fernandez; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.






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