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Obituaries

For Saturday, August 17, 2013


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Willard Zenei Akamine
July 30, 2013
Willard Zenei Akamine, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Safeway Manoa store manager and an Army Military Intelligence Service veteran who served in World War II, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife May F., son Dan, daughters Jane Ching and Marian Uyehara, brother John, sister Nancy and three grandchildren. Private services.

James T. Dilwith Jr.
Aug. 5, 2013
James T. Dilwith Jr., also known as "Jimmy" and "The Crab Man," 72, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Kauai Police Department lieutenant, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Joyanne; sons Kalani Addington and James Dilwith III; daughter Deborah Walker; hanai daughter Debbie Tandal; brothers Dennis, Glenn and Dominic; sisters Malinda Micus, Joan Boener, Jami Dilwith, Michelle Lacerda and Bernadette; stepsister Christine Dela Cruz; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine Church, Kapaa. Services: 10:50 a.m. Casual attire.

Sione Tinitale Feleunga
Aug. 7, 2013
Sione Tinitale Feleunga, 73, of Honolulu, a stone mason, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by daughters Monalisa Lupi-Halapua, Pilimilose Ate-Sika, Eniselina Anitimoni-Feleunga and Elisi Vaimana-Feleunga; brother Siale Halatanu Siaosi; sister Siokapesi Makaafi; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday at Kilohana Methodist Church. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Crispin Bolosan Fernandez
Aug. 9, 2013
Crispin Bolosan "Benny" Fernandez, 69, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Safeway Kapaa courtesy clerk, died at home. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lucena; sons Jesse, Eugene, Philip and Jemuel; daughter Lovella Taylor; mother Dionisia Ragos; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Kapaa Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 4:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Richard Dean Fernandez
Aug. 9, 2013
Richard Dean Fernandez, 59, of Kaneohe died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Globe, Ariz. He is survived by wife Antoinette; sons Jesse Larson, and Richard, Cheveyo and Joseph Fernandez; daughter Adrene Larson; brothers Stratie Kakadelas, Domingo Corona, and Nick and Greg Fernandez; sisters Eva Corona, and Darlene, Carla and Elsie Fernandez; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services at a later date. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Wendy Mainaivasa Fitzgerald
July 25, 2013
Wendy Mainaivasa Fitzgerald, 54, of Honolulu, a nursing human resources assistant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kevin; parents Takipo Daisy Lelafu and Tinou Ae; brothers Kalani Lelafu, Christopher and Paul Lightfoot, and Tumuauatasi Stuart and Vincent Tino Ae; and sisters Cindy Peninaivasa Copp, Norma Lee lelafu, Fa'atamalii Belinda Alicea and Nafanua Elayne Liva. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Eva Moikeha Hoopai-Lin-Kee
Aug. 4, 2013
Eva Moikeha Hoopai-Lin-Kee, 82, of Waianae, a housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Nakiku, Maui. She is survived by son Colin A. Lin-Kee; daughters Jacqueline Golden, Gracenora Lin-Kee-Kealoha and Gwendolyn Lin-Kee; stepdaughters Barbara Kekahuna and Belinda Borges; stepbrothers Joseph, Albert, Andrew, James and Robert Honokaupu; hanai sister Ipo Burns; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Joseph Jelcick
July 9, 2013
Joseph "Gene" Jelcick, 90, of DuPont, Wash., a retired Air Force colonel, died in Olympia, Wash. He was born in Sunnyvale, Calif. He is survived by wife Coral; sons Thomas, Terry and James; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services to be announced. Donations suggested to Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders, Hawaii or Guam, in care of Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1611 Kewalo St., Honolulu, HI 96822-3134.

Roberta E. Jones
Aug. 8, 2013
Roberta E. Jones, 75, of Makakilo, a director of marketing, died at home. She was born in Portsmouth, Va. She is survived by husband H. Stanley, sons Greg and Brian Nemeth, daughter Debby Weatherford, sister Marsha, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:15 p.m. Sept. 8 at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. Services: 1:45 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Hiroko Kaneko
Aug. 6, 2013
Hiroko "Marian" Kaneko, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Chun Hoon Pharmacy postal clerk and adult supervisor at Nuuanu Elementary School, died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Reynold; daughters Karen Hill, Dianne Imamura and Sylvia Asato; brother George Takenaga; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edith Puanani Tokoyo Kawakami
Aug. 6, 2013
Edith Puanani Tokoyo Kawakami, 91, of Honolulu, retired founder of Iolani Sportswear, died in Arcadia Health Care Center. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by son Lloyd F., daughters Patricia K. and Soozi H., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Flor M. Labuguen
Aug. 3, 2013
Flor M. "Flo" Labuguen, 87, of Lihue, a retired Westin groundskeeper and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Garden Island Healthcare. He was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Juanita; sons Moises, Bennett and Florante; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at Immaculate Conception Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

Cornelio Laoan
July 24, 2013
Cornelio "Cornie" Laoan, 92, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Jose, daughter Arcelie Dela Cruz, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Catherine C. McDonald
Aug. 11, 2013
Catherine C. "Kay" McDonald, 91, of Honolulu, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. She was born in Rothesay, Scotland. She is survived by daughters Cameron and Robin McDonald, and Susan Lynch; sister Jean Hubschmitt; and two grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes at sea.

Michael Owen Mullikin
July 29, 2013
Michael Owen Mullikin, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired Army colonel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Salem, Ore. He is survived by wife Linka C. and sister Carolyn Lebsack. Services: 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 45-435 Aumoku St., Kaneohe. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Denise Eiko Nakano
June 13, 2013
Denise Eiko Nakano, 64, of Kapolei, a Hawaii Medical Service Association claims representative, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wayne Kawakami, sons Wesley and Scott Kawakami, mother Hisako, brother Lawrence Jr. and three grandchildren. Private services.

Lester Kinji Nakano
Aug. 13, 2013
Lester Kinji "Les" Nakano, 64, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired First Hawaiian Bank teller and former Kona Hilton Hotel waiter, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Keauhou, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Nick and Tony; mother Asayo; brothers Richard, Dennis and Kenneth; sister Anne; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nathan Tetsuo Nomura
May 15, 2013
Nathan Tetsuo Nomura, 65, of Honolulu, a Pearson Dental Supplies stock clerk and Securitas security guard, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Teruo and brother Myles. Private services.

Kuuleialoha Mabel Nunes
July 20, 2013
Kuuleialoha Mabel "Lei" Nunes, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired Safeway Enchanted Lake cashier, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard; sons Rocky J., Robert E. and Richard W.; daughter Ku'uipo M.; brother Jesse "Mickey" Tom; sisters Lani and Sarah "Darling" Akana; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Aug. 10.

Amy Emiko Oshiro
Aug. 5, 2013
Amy Emiko Oshiro, 73, of Pearl City, a retired Aiea High School librarian, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband George S., son Todd K.S., daughter Kathryn T. Nishida, mother Betty K. Shimizu and sisters Merle T. Beuggert and Marian K. Shimizu. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Ruth Ely Petersen
July 16, 2013
Ruth Ely Petersen, 98, of Kaneohe, an executive secretary for the National Education Association Washington D.C., died in Pohai Nani. She was born in Bronxville, N.Y. She is survived by niece Yona Chock. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Friday at Pohai Nani. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Ricardo S. Rafanan
Aug. 9, 2013
Ricardo S. "Ricky" Rafanan, 85, of Honolulu, a retired The Cab taxi driver and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Florence "Rafie," daughter Deanna "Dana" Sniffen, brother Joseph "Joe" Tadita, sister Mary Visaya, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Ronald L. Ross
July 29, 2013
Ronald L. Ross, 78, of Honolulu, a Civil Service communications employee and an Air Force veteran, died in Island Hospice. He was born in Ponca City, Okla. He is surived by wife Wendy, son Gary S., daughter Tina A. Navarez, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Aug. 9.

Milton Hueu Saffery
July 27, 2013
Milton Hueu Saffery, 94, of Aiea, a state assistant registrar, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Milton P.; daughters Blossom L. Perry, Camille S. Igawa and Heather H.L. Saffery; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Margaret Salvador
Aug. 5, 2013
Margaret Salvador, 91, of Aiea, a laundry employee, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by son Albert; daughter Sylvia Hanohano; brothers George and Clarence "Pake" Domdoma; sisters Hilda Cannon, Lucy McPalmer, Cecilia Cullen and Agnes Domdoma; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Blossom Puaimohala Pauelua Smith
Aug. 5, 2013
Blossom Puaimohala Pauelua Smith, 86, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Andrew, Robert and Herbert Loo, and Dean Kalilikane; daughters Wilmalynn Amaral and Lorea Andrel; brother Sylvester Pauelua; 19 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Entombment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Barbara Sundby
Aug. 11, 2013
Barbara Sundby, 78, of Ewa Beach, a retired teacher, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by son Scott, brother John Bach and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at Friendship Bible Church, Ewa Beach.

Beatrice Yee Tavares
July 15, 2013
Beatrice Yee Tavares, 92, of Kailua, a retired Kailua Auto Parts bookkeeper, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Patricia Ann Tavares, Debbie Au and Daneil Chinen; brother Harry Wong; sister Kathleen Awai; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Melarie Membrere Templo
July 22, 2013
Melarie Membrere "Mel" Templo, 24, of Waipahu, a Big City Diner Kailua employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Maria L.; brother Efren II; sisters Crystalyn Yamashita, Eleanor Templo, Melodie Membrere and Christie Verano; and grandparents John and Imelda Doherty, and Camilo and Celestina Membrere. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Hanako Teraoka
Aug. 8, 2013
Hanako Teraoka, 88, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons John, Wesley, Michael and Wade; daughter Jo-Ann; brother Makoto Kondo; sisters Mitsue Shishido, Yuriko Kamibayashi, Yoneko Honjo, Rosie Texeira and Joan Choi; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Carlos Isidro Toribio Jr.
July 17, 2013
Carlos Isidro Toribio Jr., 37, of Ewa Beach, a dishwasher and busboy for Alan Wong's Restaurant, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Rosita and sisters Charlotte Banks and Rachel Toribio. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Rodrigo Zulueta Torres
July 31, 2013
Rodrigo Zulueta Torres, also known as "Rudy" and "Rudring," 77, of Honolulu, a retired heavy-duty boulder driver with Hawaiian Cement, died in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He was born in Narvacan. He is survived by wife Lilia Soriano-Torres, son Rodrigo "Jerken" Macabio-Torres and sisters Remedios Gasmen and Hermes Velaquez. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 a.m. Friday. burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Anna M. Tsukayama
June 28, 2013
Anna M. Tsukayama, 82, of St. Louis, a First Hawaiian Bank retiree, died in St. Louis. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Craig, daughter Laurie Siemers, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Margaret Masae Uemura
Aug. 13, 2013
Margaret Masae Uemura, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Ron's Auto Parts bookkeeper, died at home. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by sons Ronald, Stephen and Kenneth; daughter Janet "Jan" Higa; brother Chuck K. Matsumura; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Honolulu Christian Church, 2207 Oahu Ave. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment.

Helen Sadako Wannall
July 30, 2013
Helen Sadako Wannall, 87, of Honolulu, a retired American Savings and Loan accounting clerk, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Les, brothers Leslie and Richard Ishiro, sister Martha Kanda and two grandchildren. Private services.

Christopher Gee Fai Won
Aug. 7, 2013
Christopher Gee Fai Won, 54, of Pearl City, a general contractor, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Taipei. He is survived by wife Heidi, son Nathaniel, daughter Melanie Vakalalabure, mother Helen, brother Jefferson and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Helen Umeno Yoneda Yamamoto
July 27, 2013
Helen Umeno Yoneda Yamamoto, 91, of Honolulu, a self-employed masseuse, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gary S., Carl K. and Ronald M.; daughter Arlene Y. Okemura; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: tributes.com.






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