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Obituaries

For Thursday, July 25, 2013


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Gwendolyn Mew Choy Chang
July 8, 2013
Gwendolyn Mew Choy Chang, 89, of Mililani, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Brian and Walton; brother Walter Ching; sisters Constance Young, Hannah Tom, Phyllis Aana and Caroline Javonillo; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mathilda Kanihonui Chong
July 12, 2013
Mathilda Kanihonui Chong, 75, of Kapolei, a barber, died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Mike and Henderson, daughters Addie Tacub and Gloria Hendry, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

George H.T. Chu
July 17, 2013
George H.T. Chu, 91, of Honolulu, retired owner of GBC Inc. and an Army veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kapaia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Bertha; sons Sanford, Lester and Walton; sister Elsie Mau; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.

Mailien Enright
July 17, 2013
Mailien Enright, 51, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by sister Maichau T. Vo. No services.

Filomena Mariano Fagaragan
June 30, 2013
Filomena Mariano Fagaragan, 84, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by stepson John, stepdaughter Mary Salvador and six stepgrandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

William Fernandez Jr.
June 27, 2013
William Fernandez Jr., 85, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Evelyn Ann, son Duane and two grandchildren. Private services.

Mina Roaquin Gatchalian
July 3, 2013
Mina Roaquin "Mimi" Gatchalian, 44, of Waipahu, a state Department of Education accounting clerk, died in Waipahu. She was born in San Quintin, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by mother Maria R.; brothers Rey, August "Gus" and Quezon; and sisters Viola Gatchalian, Nimfa Ilagan and Levy Obana. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Emma Kahanu
July 12, 2013
Emma Kahanu, 86, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Italy. She is survived by sons Drago and Aldo. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, 712 N. School St. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Violet Sau Me Kipu
July 2, 2013
Violet Sau Me Kipu, 86, of Pauoa, a retired Bank of Hawaii teller clerk, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Samuel L. Jr. and Terence; daughters Audrey L. Ho, Leimomi K. Clark and Donna Mae Okada; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Harue Kojima
July 18, 2013
Harue Kojima, 83, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Kojima Store employee, died. She was born in Kona. She is survived by husband George; son Kevin; daughters Wanda Nagakura, and Iris and Sharon Kojima; brothers Kazuo, Wally, Mike, Richard, Arnold and Gary Iwamuro; sisters Yoshie Miyamoto and Gladys Shigeta; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Kapaa Jodo Mission. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Esteban Ramirez Laureta
June 26, 2013
Esteban Ramirez "Eban" Laureta, 96, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Rodrigo and Jose, daughters Fe and Cresencia Antonio, sister Potenciana Castillo, 19 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Joseph M. Lopez
July 18, 2013
Joseph M. Lopez, also known as "Myboy" and "Papa Joe," 72, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Electric Light Co. machinist and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rosalind M. "Lindy"; son Joseph D. Sr.; daughters Jennifer L. Reavis and Jeana M. Lopez; sisters Lorraine Apo, Diane Ah Nin and Dolores Chun; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Light lunch to follow at Aunty Sally's Luau House, 799 Piilani St., Hilo. Casual attire. No flowers.

Clarence Markham
July 12, 2013
Clarence Markham, 86, of Kailua, a retired United Airlines mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Stoney Point, Ontario. He is survived by wife June; son Jeffrey; daughter Debra Dillingham; brother Lionel; sisters Bernice Antaya, Theresa McCready and Geraldine Jubenville; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Vianney Church-Kailua, 920 Keolu Drive. Mass: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. John Vianney School science lab or a charity of one's choice.

James Daniel McKalvia
June 8, 2013
James Daniel "Chester" McKalvia, 72, of Kailua-Kona, a painter, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Darren; daughters Cheryl and Shirlene McKalvia, and Jaime Lee; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Mary Elizabeth Nacar Mershon
June 21, 2013
Mary Elizabeth Nacar "Aiza" Mershon, 25, of Mililani, a Navy veteran who served in the Gulf War and a Purple Heart recipient, died in Mililani. She was born in San Fernando, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by parents Jerry Mershon and Gemma Espiritu, and sister Amber N. Espiritu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Harry Masao Nakamura
July 20, 2013
Harry Masao Nakamura, 91, of Kealia, Kauai, a sorter at the U.S. Postal Service in California, died at home. He was born in Kealia. He is survived by brothers George and Edward. Private burial services.

Hannah C. Patterson
July 8, 2013
Hannah C. Patterson, 17, of Salem, Ore., a student, died in Salem. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by father Brian Gonsales, mother Patty, brothers Seth Cotton and Bronsen Gonsales, and sister Brelynn Gonsales. Services: 8 a.m. Sunday at Lanikai Community Park pavilion at Aalapapa and Kaiolena drives, Kailua. Casual attire. No flowers.

Florence Pong
July 7, 2013
Florence "Dimmie" Pong, 86, of Mililani, a retired nurse, singer and hula performer, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Herbert; sons Randy and Nolan; brothers Herbert "Boy," Henry "Sonny," Edward "Eddie," Raymond and Franklin "Frankie" Kam; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Takeshi Saifuku
June 27, 2013
Takeshi "Fred" Saifuku, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired University of Hawaii carpenter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Edith F. and brother Naoto. Private services.

Toshio Serizawa
July 14, 2013
Toshio Serizawa, 97, of Keaau, Hawaii, a former Hawaii state legislator, Hawaiian Airlines district manager, state agricultural coordinator and Naniloa Hotel manager, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yoko, son Michael, daughters Sarah Ferreira and Mae Narimatsu, brother Akio, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Glenn M. Toguchi
July 14, 2013
Glenn M. Toguchi, 63, of Kaneohe, a chef and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Ronald and Terry, and sister Linda Hatori. Private services.

Nancy Tomczak
July 9, 2013
Nancy Tomczak, 75, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by brother Marvin J. Pienta. Private services.

Shizuno Uegawa
June 11, 2013
Shizuno Uegawa, 95, of Kapahi, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Eugene and Lincoln; daughters Jane Kanada, Amy Kimura, Katy Uegawa and Irene Lekarczyk; brothers Teruo and Hugh Okasako; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Elizabeth Valentin
July 17, 2013
Elizabeth Valentin, 85, of Anacoco, La., died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son James Jr.; daughters Yvonne Landreth, Rebecca Hennessey and Deborah Franca; 10 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services held in Louisiana. Online condolences: labbymemorial.com.

Dale Shinei Yamaki
July 8, 2013
Dale Shinei Yamaki, 60, of Aiea, a salesclerk at City Mill in Kaimuki, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jason, father James and sister Ada. Private services.

Harry Haruto Yamashiroya
June 7, 2013
Harry Haruto Yamashiroya, 89, of Honolulu, an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, a technician and instructor at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, and Federal Aviation Administration retiree, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Margaret T.; daughters Celeste Yamashiroya-Welch, Arlis Newell and Carla Yamashiroya-Hedges; and four grandchildren. Private services.






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