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Obituaries

For Thursday, September 5, 2013


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Daisy Toshiko Arakawa-Payton
Aug. 18, 2013
Daisy Toshiko Arakawa-Payton, 79, of Kaneohe died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Mark and Keoni Evans-Payton; daughters Musette M. Payton-Kelm and Melissa T. Rapp; sisters Millie, Nancy and Maxine; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services at a later date. Online condolences: oahucemetery.org.

Rogelio Benegas Buenavista
Aug. 1, 2013
Rogelio Benegas "Roger" Buenavista, 66, of Kapolei, a Hawaiian Cement employee, died in Aiea. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Charlene; daughters Davina and Sherry; mother Maximina; brothers Amador, Simon and Rodolfo; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Delanie Maria Cacua
Aug. 15, 2013
Delanie Maria Cacua, 20, of Kailua died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Orlando, Fla. She is survived by parents Russell L. Hedrick and Sonia Cacua Hedrick; brother Ian R.; sister Thalia M.; and grandparents Benedicto Cacua, Maria Gomez and Larry Hedrick. Private services.

Irene C. Fontanilla
Aug. 20, 2013
Irene C. Fontanilla, 76, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a retired Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital cook, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Marcy, daughters Emily Fontanilla and Lani Taeza, brother Michael Caberto, sister Pauline Cachero and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Joseph Freitas Jr.
Aug. 25, 2013
Joseph Freitas Jr., 65, of Honolulu, a security guard, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Tiffany A.M. and Simone U.K. Blankenfeld-Freitas, sisters Pwe Dombroski and Nani Vierra, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Dennis Sueo Fujinaga
Aug. 22, 2013
Dennis Sueo Fujinaga, 62, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Archie, Glenn Y. and Walter M.; and sister Karen M. Funakura. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Alice Faamatau Galuvao
Aug. 15, 2013
Alice Faamatau Galuvao, 37, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joe, son Joey Faamatau-Galuvao, daughter Kaorinessa Faamatau-Galuvao, brother Pio Faamatau, parents Sosefina Faamatau and Mika Mailo, and sister Limalau "Amy" Tauasosi. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Sunday at Moanalua Mortuary.

Dorothy J. Gambsky
Aug. 15, 2013
Dorothy J. Gambsky, 86, of Volcano, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Joseph C. and Demetri P., sisters Olivia Martin and Ann Murphy, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Casual attire.

Helen Cabasal Garcia
Aug. 31, 2013
Helen Cabasal Garcia, 73, of Kailua-Kona, a Walmart Kailua-Kona associate, died in Nakamaru Hale, Holualoa. She was born in Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by husband Jose Sr.; sons Joel, Jose Jr. and Jerry; daughters Loren De La Cruz, Miriam Galang and Marie Jean Labayane; brothers Dominador, Lope and Manolo Cabasal; sisters Nellie Malana, Roseann Gaffud and Virginia Gervis; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holualoa. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Hannah Miyako Hirata
Aug. 4, 2013
Hannah Miyako Hirata, 92, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Ookala and Ahualoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, lauhala weaver and seamstress, died in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Mikio Isu and sisters Betty Nishibun, Betty Ebata and Loretta Kitaoka. Private services.

Toshie K. Igarashi
Aug. 31, 2013
Toshie K. Igarashi, 95, of Waipahu died at home. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughter Jean Oda; brother George Kadoyama; sisters Janet Yonemori, Betsy Aoki and Nancy Matsumoto; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. No services.

Betty Beatriz Cruz Jumalon
Aug. 15, 2013
Betty Beatriz Cruz Jumalon, 80, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired room service inspector for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Manila. She is survived by son Jose Sonny Ramos, daughters Matilda K. "Mattie" Jumalon and Michelle R. Germano, 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Talbot William Kahakai
Aug. 14, 2013
Talbot William Kahakai, 55, of Honolulu, a ride operator for E.K. Fernandez, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Penny Ann Renken; son Talbot W.R.; daughters Casey-Shaun Kahakai, and Ash-Lee and Chassitty Renken-Kahakai; brothers Travis and Taggart; sisters Lei Rodrigues and Natalie Maldonado; and 17 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

David Kealoha Jr.
Aug. 31, 2013
David Kealoha Jr., 61, of Kihei, Maui, a Makena Surf Resort groundskeeper, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by companion Karen Smith, hanai daughter Erin Gallagher; brother Daniel; sisters Avon Kealoha, Doreen "Lucky" Kusunoki, Jaylene Lawrence, Starline Martz and Sonia Cantero; and a hanai grandchild. Celebration of life: 8 a.m. Saturday at Paia Baby Park. Scattering of ashes to follow at Paia Boat House. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Jerry Marn
Aug. 11, 2013
Jerry Marn, 79, of Moanalua, an Aloha Airlines station manager and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Yoko; sons Robert, Francis, David and John; brothers Stephen Marn and Tommy Chan; sister Sandra Partlow; and five grandchildren. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

Kokichi Murayama
Aug. 15, 2013
Kokichi Murayama, 88, of Honolulu, a retired employee of Puunene Dairy and Scott Hawaii, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brother Kumeo and sisters Jeanette Sato, Tsuyako Murayama and Michiyo Miyamoto. Private services.

Seiki Nakayama
July 23, 2013
Seiki Nakayama, 92, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Alice S.; daughters Sharlene Miyasato and Mae Vansant; brother Seifuku; sisters Ethel O. Arakaki, Kay K. Matsuda and Yukiko Otake; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Paul Masao Ninomiya
July 6, 2013
Paul Masao Ninomiya, 90, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini MedicalCenter. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Ayako; sons Roy H., Alan K. and Wesly T.; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Harry Y. Nishida
July 9, 2013
Harry Y. Nishida, 86, of Las Vegas, a retired steel supervisor and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. No known survivors. Private services.

John Harry Riskus
Sept. 3, 2013
John Harry Riskus, 74, of Kapaa, Kauai, proprietor of Hula Girl The Vintage Collection in Kapaa, died at home. He was born in Colorado. He is survived by wife Pilar, sons Johnny and Ric J., daughter Sylvia Vander Elst, sisters Janet Falls and Karen Sartin, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Kapaa. Services: 2 p.m.

John Richard Ruggiero
Sept. 1, 2013
John Richard Ruggiero, 76, of Hilo, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier and Army staff sergeant who served in the Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Boston. He is survived by son John, daughters Nancy Marsh and Suzanne Ruggiero, brother Robert, sisters Carolynn Young and Cathy Ruggiero, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hospice of Hilo Chapel. Casual attire. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

David Kalei Shaw
Aug. 14, 2013
David Kalei Shaw, 79, of Kapolei, a shuttle bus driver for Inspire Church Waikele and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Nanakuli. He is survived by son Bud Kalahiki, brothers James "Jesse" Kanae and Alexander Shaw Jr., and sisters Diane K. Kansana and Marilyn P. Shaw. Services held. Additional information for an obituary published Aug. 22.

Mildred Masako Takemori
Aug. 20, 2013
Mildred Masako Takemori, 101, of Waipahu, a snack shop manager at Paradise Park, died in Waipahu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sisters Elsie Y. Horie, Sue S. Nomura, Mae C. Otaki, June M. Nagaue, Jane S. Kono and Nancy N. Fujino; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.<t-4>

Vaiolini Ipolani Thompson
Aug. 30, 2013
Vaiolini Ipolani Thompson, 70, of Laie, a tour coordinator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Matthew R.T., Vernon J. and Clinton H.; daughters Kelley C. Miranda and Jill K. Thompson; brother Lambert Hiram; sisters Aloma Willis, Noreen Keahiolalo and Evanitta Crowe; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Stake Center. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

Josef Wolfgruber
July 22, 2013
Josef Wolfgruber, 74, of Honolulu, a tile contractor, died in Anger, Bavaria, Germany. He was born in Anger. He is survived by wife Leila; and sons Thomas, Daniel and William. Visitation: noon Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 1 p.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. at Keehi Lagoon Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ruth Tsukasa Yashiki
July 27, 2013
Ruth Tsukasa Yashiki, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Sears Ala Moana sales clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Candace L. Yashiki, Joanne A. Palmeri and Kathryn K. Koshi; brother Henry Tsukasa; sister Louise Ishii; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.






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