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Obituaries

For Tuesday, September 10, 2013


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Edna Masako Arakaki
Aug. 30, 2013
Edna Masako Arakaki, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Holiday Isle Hotel housekeeping supervisor, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Earl Y., Kelvin K. and Norman N.; daughters Pamela M. Tamaki and Sharon N. Franzel; brothers Henry, Morris and Miles; sisters Patricia Arakaki and June Futenma; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Laurie Lei Quintal Araujo-Stuebgen
Aug. 31, 2013
Laurie Lei Quintal Araujo-Stuebgen, 60, of Pahoa, Hawaii, proprietor of Laurie Lei's Laminates and a former bartender, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jeffrey, mother Lauriette Fields and brother Frank Kai Quintal. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at 16-2043 37th Ave., Pahoa. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

James Ponimoi Armitage
Sept. 5, 2013
James Ponimoi "Kimo" Armitage, 87, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired ambulance driver for the Queen's Medical Center and former manager of Tiki Top Waikiki, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Emma Ferreira. Services at a later date. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

Calvin Herrera Arroyo
Aug. 22, 2013
Calvin Herrera Arroyo, 68, of Waimanalo, a retired construction business foreman, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Miriam; sons Calvin Jr., Teddy, Kevin and Keith; daughters Marne Bush and Marci Sarsona; brother Rudy; sister Sylvia Briski; and 17 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Lawrence Alionar Basconis
Sept. 3, 2013
Lawrence Alionar "Larry" Basconis, 66, of Hauula, a retired Koa Coffee Shop dishwasher, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Leonora Bernardo, Irene B. Chee and Saring Fujii. Private services.

Priscilla Hammel Berenzweig
Sept. 4, 2013
Priscilla Hammel Berenzweig, 90, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in New York. She is survived by son John, daughter Priscilla Valles, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Rizalina C. Calma
Aug. 14, 2013
Rizalina C. "Lynn" Calma, 56, of Honolulu, a supervisor for Vision Safe Corp. and Poly Tech Corp., died in Honolulu. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by companion Julie Sagadraca; brothers John, Cesar, Virgilio and Wilfredo; and sisters Purificacion Angeles and Lydia Corpuz. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Raymond Wai Sung Chong
Aug. 25, 2013
Raymond Wai Sung Chong, 69, of Honolulu, retired restaurant owner of Mokauea Kitchen, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Kristine, mother Dora, brother Charles and sister Doreen Enokawa. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Edwin Eala Degala
Aug. 3, 2013
Edwin Eala Degala, 52, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lorna V.; son Kingfrey; mother Conchita E. Eala; brothers Mardio, Mariano, Gilbert and Domingo Degala Jr.; and sisters May Morales and Elizabeth Degala. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Program: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Michael Dougherty
Aug. 31, 2013
Michael Dougherty, 87, of Honolulu, a nonfiction filmmaker and producer, and a Marine Corps veteran who served during World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hammond, Ind. He is survived by son Michael R. and daughters Cornelia and Freya Read. Services in January to be announced.

Kevin Matthew Favreau
Aug. 22, 2013
Kevin Matthew Favreau, 45, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Biddeford, Maine. He is survived by parents Leo and Carol, and a stepbrother. Private services.

Cornelia Macuroy Gagarin
July 26, 2013
Cornelia Macuroy Gagarin, 101, of Waipahu died in Las Vegas. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Carlos M., six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

James Michael Haines
Aug. 23, 2013
James Michael Haines, 73, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died. He was born in California. He is survived by mother Erva Farnsworth, sister Bridget Milligan, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Chuong Thanh Hua
Sept. 3, 2013
Chuong Thanh Hua, 68, of Honolulu, a teacher for English as a second language students at Roosevelt High School and Stevenson Middle School, died in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in Cuchi, Vietnam. He is survived by wife Anh Tram Vo, sons Chau Hua and John Hua-Vo, daughters Thao Hua-Ngo and Jacky Hua-Vo, brothers Thanh To and Quoc Huy, sister Tho Muoi and two grandchildren. Visitation and Vietnamese Buddhist services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Burial in Vietnam. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Clyde June Jackson
Sept. 6, 2013
Clyde June Jackson, 92, of Waimea, Hawaii, an occupational health nurse for the Navy and secretary for the National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association, died. She was born in Towns, Ga. She is survived by daughter Donna Brown and sister Sue Holt. Private services.

Betty Kinue Kadekawa
May 24, 2013
Betty Kinue Kadekawa, 85, of Fountain Valley, Calif., formerly of Pearl City, died in Fountain Valley. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Clayton and Wayne, brother Masanobu Asato, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Leslie Sadao Katekaru
Aug. 12, 2013
Leslie Sadao Katekaru, 90, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education vice principal and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Mae T. and sisters Sadako Hayashida and Beverly Yutaka. Private services.

Jeffrey Lynn Keller
Sept. 2, 2013
Jeffrey Lynn Keller, 73, of Kailua-Kona, a handyman and employee for numerous real estate companies, died. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by brother Larry and sister Norma. Private services.

Harry L. Kitterman
Aug. 26, 2013
Harry L. Kitterman, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Navy submariner, died at home. He was born in Ottumwa, Iowa. He is survived by sons Stevan L., Brett C. and Bart L.; hanai son Richard H. Smith; and two grandchildren. Services pending.

Epifania Ganzon Lapena
Sept. 1, 2013
Epifania Ganzon Lapena, 92, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Andres, Dido and Victor; daughter Marina Ramos; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Yoon Gu Lee
Aug. 29, 2013
Yoon Gu Lee, 83, of Kaneohe, a professor at Handong University in South Korea, died in Honolulu. He was born in Won Ju, South Korea. He is survived by wife Shin Ai, son Shin Il, daughter Yoon Hi Lee-Fulbright, sisters Geun Gu and Eun Sook, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Brady Owen Lumives
Aug. 21, 2013
Brady Owen Lumives, 25, of Waianae died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by father Edward; brothers Shawn Lumives, Bradley McCauley and Keli‘i Ah Leong; hanai brothers Shane Cabiles, Kyle Llanes and Don DeCambra; and grandmother Frances. Scattering of ashes: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nani Kai Beach Park. Casual attire.

Hatsumi Marugame
Aug. 25, 2013
Hatsumi Marugame, 92, of Kaneohe, co-owner of H. Marugame Inc., died at home. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by son Raymond G.; daughters Pat M. Sumida, Linda F. Kawakami, Cynthia I. Kodama and Faye T. Marugame; brothers Kazuto, Hiroki and Harry Okamoto; sister Chieko Yamamoto; 13 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Ernest W. Miller
Sept. 3, 2013
Ernest W. "Ernie" Miller, 95, of Kaneohe died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Sayoko "Sue"; son Bradley; daughters Penni S. Watanabe, Garnet Hart and Leslie M. Darrah; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Patsy Oyadomari Miyashiro
Aug. 11, 2013
Patsy Oyadomari Miyashiro, 89, of Waipahu died in Kapolei. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by son Clifford, daughters Patricia Miyahira and Carol Miyashiro, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Dennis Fumio Morisada
Aug. 24, 2013
Dennis Fumio Morisada, 66, of Honolulu, a medical field perfusionist and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Roy H. Private services.

Masane Muramoto
Aug. 23, 2013
Masane "Mayan" Muramoto, 90, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty K. and sister Margaret Ogoshi. Services held.

Edward Nunez
Aug. 31, 2013
Edward "Eddie" Nunez, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Pineapple tractor-trailer driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley C. and daughters Ruth "Pua" Akiyoshi, Agnes Kapuniai and Marie and Rachel Borges. Private services.

Rhoda King Oi Ogata
Aug. 15, 2013
Rhoda King Oi Ogata, 90, of Honolulu, a retired bartender, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lester T. and Gary R., daughter Patricia L. Fukuda and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Rian Akira Okamoto
July 29, 2013
Rian Akira Okamoto, 55, of Honolulu, a Hertz employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Yukio and Amy K. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Ethel Thelma Schefers
Sept. 8, 2013
Ethel Thelma Schefers, 92, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a property management retiree, died. She was born in West Virginia. She is survived by daughter Cheryl Ames and two grandchildren. Private services.

Nancy Toshie Shibuya
July 26, 2013
Nancy Toshie Shibuya, 72, of Pearl City, a retired Aloha Airlines purchasing agent, died in Pearl City. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Ryan, daughter Tammy Burgher, mother Natsuyo Sunahara, brothers Harry and Eddie Sunahara, sisters Florence Sato and Diane Sunahara, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Kimie Sugitaya
Aug. 12, 2013
Kimie "Karen" Sugitaya, 75, of Honolulu, an Ige's Lunchwagon food server and Ginoza Sonjin Kai catering member, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Herbert H. and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Gladys Solomon Tabil
Aug. 28, 2013
Gladys Solomon Tabil, 78, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Melanio Sr.; sons Mario "Gwayne," Melanio "Jay" Jr., Wesley and Michael "Guy"; daughters Pamela "Pam" Cablay, Clara "Gayle" DeMattos, Giget Esteban, Michelle Liftee and Sabrina Chu; brothers Harold, Rudy, Geno and Fortunato "Junior" Pabre; sister Shirley Pabre; 31 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kailua-Kona. Services: 9:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Raymond Yoshiteru Tajiri
Aug. 18, 2013
Raymond Yoshiteru Tajiri, 87, of Honolulu, co-owner and chairman of Tajiri Lumber Ltd., died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Andrew, Brian, Keith and Kenny; daughter Claudia Morikawa; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Nancy Katsuko Teragawachi
Aug. 27, 2013
Nancy Katsuko Teragawachi, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Watumull's store manager, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Jennie Tsue, brother Robert Kunihiro and caregiver Richard Tsue. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Peggy Tom
Aug. 23, 2013
Peggy Tom, 79, of Honolulu, a seamstress, died. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Timothy; son Dennis; daughter Jolene Decker; brothers Kwong Teng Kit, Kwong Yan Shang, Kwong Yan Kang and Kwong Yan Bin; sisters Kwong Yan Ke and Kwong Yu Fong; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

James Tadashi Tsuji
Aug. 6, 2013
James Tadashi Tsuji, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Nakamura Plumbing plumber and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Kenneth M. and Ronald M. Private services.

Filomena Serdenia Villegas
Aug. 17, 2013
Filomena Serdenia Villegas, 89, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Harold, daughter Remedios "Remy" Baclig, seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Hatsue F. Wilson
Aug. 28, 2013
Hatsue F. Wilson, 82, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by sons Steven K., Samuel A. and Stanley J.; sisters Kiyoko Nakandakari and Kazuko Suzuki; three grandchildren; and four hanai grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Sook Han Wong
Aug. 21, 2013
Sook Han Wong, 90, of Honolulu, a Chinese restaurant chef, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in China. She is survived by daughters Michelle Wong and Wai Fun Chun, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.






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