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Obituaries

For Sunday, September 8, 2013


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Rose V. Alip
Aug. 20, 2013
Rose V. Alip, 71, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Hilo Medical Center paramedical assistant and former bus driver at Laupahoehoe Transportation Co. and Bragado Bus Service, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Leroy; sons Leroy Jr., Robert and Dwayne; daughter Carrie Pung; brother John Ventura; sisters Josephine Amaral, Priscilla Hetrick, Carmen Green and Antonia Balicanta; 20 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Robert Hung Chew Au
Aug. 20, 2013
Robert Hung Chew "Bob" Au, 86, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian Bank senior vice president and senior credit manager, died in St. Francis Hospice, Nuuanu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kiyono H., son Glenn D. Young, daughter Michelle M.M. Young and sister Lily Y.Q. Yuen. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Michael Andrew Bignami
July 13, 2013
Michael Andrew "Koa" Bignami, 25, of Hawaii, a photographer and videographer, died in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Gary S., mother Lezlie Ann, and grandparents Peggie J. Taylor and Barbara Bignami. Services and scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at 68-544 Crozier Drive, on the corner of Crozier Drive and Olohio Street, Mokuleia Beach. Potluck to follow. Aloha or beach attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to nami.org or Al-Anon International. For more information about services, email nami@808nami.com.

Betty Chew Wan Chang
Sept. 1, 2013
Betty Chew Wan Chang, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Sears catalog sales supervisor, died in Hawaii Kai Retirement Community. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Diane Chung, Marcia Vogl and Lorri Chang; sisters Alma Yee, Eunice Kyle, Gertrude Chun and Brenda Pang; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Donations suggested to 4-H Alumni Association. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Donald Wayne Fritzler
Aug. 22, 2013
Donald Wayne "Don" Fritzler, 73, of Mililani, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Racine, Wis. He is survived by daughters Lena Fritzler and Christine Quintinita, brother William, sister Vickie Guse and a grandchild. Private services.

Leilehua Vivencia Racelis Galvez
Aug. 21, 2013
Leilehua Vivencia Racelis Galvez, 90, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a homemaker and retired secretary for the government and Department of Education in Guam, died at home. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons David and Dani, daughters Debra Morrison and Diane Bobek, hanai daughter Michiko Tarumi, brothers Redro Jr. and Ben Racelis, sister Aloha Carvalho, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church, north of Kahala Mall. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Aug. 25.

Parsha Kahea Green
Sept. 5, 2013
Parsha Kahea Green, 72, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Equipment Co. executive secretary, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai son Bowser, hanai daughter Kitty, brothers Richard B. and Wayne M., and sisters Halaki Morrow and Jennifer "Nohea" Green-Stan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826.

Alipate Halaifonua
Aug. 22, 2013
Alipate Halaifonua, 77, of Honolulu, an Imua Landscaping Co. Inc. tree trimmer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Vaini, Tonga. He is survived by son Sionetalanoa, daughter Matileti Havea, brothers Uhaone and Metui, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Augustine By the Sea Catholic Church, Waikiki. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City.

Tsuneo Hirano
Aug. 12, 2013
Tsuneo "Sam" Hirano, 83, of Mililani, a retired Schofield Auto Hobby Shop supervisor and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Chikayo; sons Earl, Michael and Albert; daughter Shirley Hirano-Dias; sister Mabel Fukumoto; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Lenora K. Kaaukai
Sept. 3, 2013
Lenora K. "Nora" Kaaukai, also known as Elizabeth Akiona Kaaukai, 73, of Puueopaku, Hawaii, an assistant baker at the former Hatada Bakery in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Louis; daughters Lisa Ann P. Kaaukai-Cole, Melanie K. Kaaukai and Michelle K. Kaaukai-Perreira; sister Eunice Sewall; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Haili Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Private urn committal services. Aloha attire. Flower lei welcome.

Richard Yoshiteru Morishima
Aug. 31, 2013
Richard Yoshiteru Morishima, 75, of Lahaina, a retired carpenter, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brother Edward Sr., and sisters Jane Kusuno and Norma Jean Fujise. Private services and scattering of ashes. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

David Allan Murray
Aug. 30, 2013
David Allan Murray, 86, of Pukalani, Maui, an Army veteran who served in World War II and a retired captain and corrections officer at Olinda Honor Camp, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Amy T., sons Calvin and Jeff, daughter Debbie Gonsalves, nine grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at Pukalani Baptist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Isaac Nakooka Sr.
Sept. 4, 2013
Isaac "Ike" Nakooka Sr., 76, of Lahaina, a heavy-equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Kona. He is survived by companion Marge Strong, son Isaac Jr., daughters Noelani Bailey and Maile Consulation, brother Moses Takaki, sisters Janet Quihano and Lana Quedding, 10 grandchildren, 11 hanai grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday at S Turn Park in Lahaina. Casual attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Kay K. Nishimura
Aug. 6, 2013
Kay K. "Kathy" Nishimura, 90, of Mililani, a former employee at Oahu Lumber Co., died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ralph, daughter Raldeen, brother Saburo Takamura and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers.

William Kenneth Puha
Sept. 2, 2013
William Kenneth Puha, 74, of Paia, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. driver trainer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Charlotte A.N.; son Wayne K. Sr.; daughters Tami N. Puha, Babette D. Kahalekai and Wendi K. Ho‘opai; hanai sons Tom "Dude" Hanks and Freddy Waikiki; brother Joseph Lanoza; sisters Luana Helm, Ruthie Farrish and Auria Richards; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Philibert Gabriel Secretario Sr.
Aug. 13, 2013
Philibert Gabriel Secretario Sr., 83, of Lahaina, a former heavy-equipment operator at Pioneer Mill, died in Hale Makua in Kahului. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Trecita; son Philibert Jr.; daughters Wanda Pavao, Beverley Genovese, Cindy Balboa and Maka Secretario; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Church. Mass at noon. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Irene Smith
Aug. 30, 2013
Irene Smith, 85, of Haleiwa, a retired nurse at Kahuku and St. Francis hospitals, and a Navy ensign, died in Haleiwa. She was born in New Haven, Conn. She is survived by sons Michael A., David A., Frederick T. and Kyran O.; daughters Maris van der Lee, Catherine L. Phelps and Judith L. Barber; brother Thomas O'Brien; and 12 grandchildren. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers and monetary offerings, donations suggested to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.

Leimomi Lucille Smith
Aug. 16, 2013
Leimomi Lucille Smith, 72, of Keanae, Maui, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by husband Benjamin Sr.; sons Benjamin Jr., Kaholowaa and Valentine K.; daughters Ui Visaya, and Leihua, Mele and Leialoha Smith; brothers Walter, Joseph and Dennis Kekiwi; sisters Isabel Kaha and Lani Loe; and 14 grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Dolly Jane Davis Stevens
July 30, 2013
Dolly Jane Davis Stevens, 60, of Waimea, Hawaii, a homemaker, caregiver and New Beginnings Assembly of God pastor, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Strickland; son Isaiah; daughters Romona Stevens and Anginette Palacol; hanai sons Onipaa, Kaimi and Kukini; hanai daughter Keola; brothers McKinley Jr. and Melvin Davis; sisters Juann Kai, Lena Mae Davis-Natividad, Angie Okimoto, Velma Tanaka and Rochel Davis; and hanai brothers Rudy and Nelson Kaupu. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahilu Town Hall (Mana Christian Ohana Church), Waimea. Services: 10 a.m. Private urn committal services. Casual attire.

Kenneth Anthony Torres Sr.
Sept. 1, 2013
Kenneth Anthony Torres Sr., 79, of Wailuku, an Army veteran and a retired supervisor at the state Department of Accounting and General Services painting division, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Kenneth Jr. and Anthony, daughters Terry Lynn Jarnesky and Reinette Barnett, sister Paulette Medeiros, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Makawao Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

Judith Kimie Tsutsui
Sept. 5, 2013
Judith Kimie Tsutsui, 83, of Ewa Beach, a clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. She is survived by husband Hidemi; daughters Jeanne Keuma, Julie Tsutsui and Jodene Arakaki; brothers Hiroshi and Seie Chinen; sisters Fusako Chinen, Mitzi Yoshimoto and Nancy Okuda; and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King St. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Wade K. Wilson
Aug. 30, 2013
Wade K. Wilson, 65, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Hawaiian Electric Light Co. supervisor for the power plant and maintenance department, died at home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mabel; sons Edward, Scott, Leslie, Shane and Kekoa; mother Margaret Wilson-Perez; brother Duke; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Kay Na‘oia Young
Aug. 22, 2013
Kay Na‘oia Young, 79, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Atu'u, American Samoa. She is survived by son Frank E.; daughters Marie A. Ching Sam, Jane M. Ifopo and Theresa-Kay N. Young; brothers Juni Maeva and Olo Sa'aga'au; sister Perenite Siliuta; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.






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