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Obituaries


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Corazon Lorenzo Alawag
Sept. 17, 2013
Corazon Lorenzo Alawag, 64, of Waipahu, a former Gate Gourmet employee, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Glenny A.; son Glenny L. Jr.; brothers Mariano, Alfredo and Felix Lorenzo; and sisters Gilda L. Amian, Leonora L. Acacio, Pacita L. Suguitan and Maria E.L. Hortelano. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Final services and burial in the Philippines. Casual attire.

Mary Florague Apolonio
Sept. 17, 2013
Mary Florague Apolonio, 77, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Santo Domingo, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Jo-Ann A. Llaneza and Nona Apolonio-Smith, sister Leticia Natividad, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Mass: 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

Benjamin Hoo Keong Chang
Aug. 28, 2013
Benjamin Hoo Keong Chang, 83, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Transportation highway construction inspector, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane; sons Roland and Ronald; daughters Diana Sumida, Lorna Sikorski and Doreen Uyeda; brother Clarence; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Arthur Y.K. Ching Jr.
Sept. 24, 2013
Arthur Y.K. Ching Jr., 66, of Honolulu, a retired Hale Koa Hotel maintenance employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Nathaniel K.; daughters Tamlyn H. Ah Loo, Janelle A. Bower and Priscilla L. Ching; brother Samson K.; sisters Nancy H. Pauole, Mary Jane K. Silva, Gloria Jean K. Laihipp and Victoria K. Freitas Ching; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Lawrence Sun Yee Chun
Sept. 12, 2013
Lawrence Sun Yee Chun, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Verizon employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley N., sons Vance L. and Vern L., daughter Valerie L. Adams, brother Herbert, sister Janet Yee and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Mary Florentine Frank
Sept. 27, 2013
Mary Florentine Frank, 61, of Kailua-Kona, a Terminix service manager, died.She was born in Jonesboro, Ark. She is survived by husband Morris, son James, brothers Johnny and Terry Selman, and sisters Dorothy Gallaher, Dicie Woodard, Mamie Brewer, Jane Howard and Deborah Miller. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Frank family residence.

Masashi Fukumoto
Aug. 12, 2013
Masashi Fukumoto, 89, of Orange, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Army chief warrant officer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred K., son Larry M., daughters Julie M. Montgomery and Lisa M. Lucas, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Setsuko Omonaka Fukushima
July 31, 2013
Setsuko Omonaka "Sets" Fukushima, 83, of Hilo, proprietress of Stop-n-Shop Superette, and an accountant and office manager, died. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ken K.; daughter Tinamarie; brothers Akira, Thomas, Rupert and Stanley; sister Kikuyo Sueyoshi; and three grandchildren. No services.

Yoko Fukuzono
Sept. 15, 2013
Yoko Fukuzono, 82, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Kuakini MedicalCenter. She was born in Shinagawa-ku, Japan. She is survived by sons John N., Jack T. and Tom Y.; daughter June H. Luke; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

Masaru Higa
Aug. 30, 2013
Masaru Higa, 87, of Mililani, a federal government mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by four nephews and six nieces. Private services.

Catalina Himalaya
Sept. 7, 2013
Catalina Himalaya, 87, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Jerry A., Patrick, Larry and Pacifico Jr.; daughters Renita Delay and Loretta Gabalo; brothers Antonio, Eugene and Thomas de la Cruz; sisters Carol Wain, Janet Hasegawa and Linda Kiyotsuka; 27 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Dolores Anna Kaaikala
July 1, 2013
Dolores Anna "Boo Boo" Kaaikala, 61, of Honolulu, a musician, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Keoni Fairbanks; hanai daughters Robin and Jalene Travis and Elison Travis-Bagood; brother Louis N. Jr.; sister Oei Lan Kahale; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ka Hale Hoano Church. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

Robert Teruo Kawamoto
Sept. 26, 2013
Robert "Bob" Teruo Kawamoto, 86, of Kailua, a retired city Division of Sewers civil engineer, Hawaii State Little League administrator and an Army veteran, died in Castle MedicalCenter. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Glenn T. and Brian H., daughter Karen S. Clinton, sisters Ruth C. Hasegawa and Ethel N. Tanoue, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Katherine Setsuko Mizukami
Sept. 17, 2013
Katherine Setsuko Mizukami, 80, of Honolulu died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Esther Umeda. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Maria Neeson
Sept. 18, 2013
Maria Neeson, 67, of Honolulu, a retired insurance sales office manager, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Dumbarton, Scotland. She is survived by husband James J. "Jim," son John D., brother Peter McGregor, sisters Morag Sartain and Ann McCourt, and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices. com.

Richard Hiroshi Okubo
Sept. 10, 2013
Richard Hiroshi Okubo, 95, of Aiea, a retired electrician for Fort Shafter and Tripler Army Medical Center, and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsie and son Garrett. Private services.

Charles Armistead Reeves II
Sept. 11, 2013
Charles Armistead Reeves II, 83, of Honolulu, a fisherman and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Charles A. "Chuck" III, Roger B. and Stramer F.; daughter Renette C. Parker; sister Billie "Bunchie" Banderman; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Janet Aiko Shitabata
Aug. 27, 2013
Janet Aiko Shitabata, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Washington Intermediate School educator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Paul, daughter Alison Brown-Carvalho, brothers George and Walter Ikeda, and six grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Elizabeth Pomaikai Simeona
Sept. 18, 2013
Elizabeth Pomaikai "Honey Girl" Simeona, 78, of Hilo, a former employee of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Hilo Medical Center housekeeping department, and a retired Women's Army Corps staff sergeant, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brother Wilmer "Chiefie" and sisters Rachel Mahuna, Evelyn Pavao, Sharon Simeona and Sandra Evangelista. Private services.

Modesta Mijares Soong
Sept. 23, 2013
Modesta Mijares Soong, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Realtor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Batangas, Philippines. She is survived by son Jeffrey C., daughters Alice C.L. Kimura and Sandra M.S. Hata, brother Tomas Mijares, sister Narcisa Perkis and 11 grandchildren. Private services.

Isamu Takushi
Sept. 6, 2013
Isamu Takushi, 88, of Waipahu, a retired McCabe Hamilton & Renny stevedore and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser MedicalCenter. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Fumiko, son Steve, daughters Judy E. Higa and Diane Swallow, brother Richard Miyashiro, sister Nancy West, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Francis George Woodbury
Sept. 23, 2013
Francis George "Frank" Woodbury, 86, of Kailua-Kona, a retired airlines regional customer service manager and a business owner, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Devonport, England. He is survived by wife Janet, sons Michael and Bruce, daughter Jennifer and two grandchildren. Private services.

Patsy Teruko Yagi
Aug. 29, 2013
Patsy Teruko Yagi, 62, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Sidney M.; sons Darren and Jason; daughter Cheryl Smith; mother Kazuko Higa; brothers Kenwa, Richard and Allan Higa; sisters Marianne Weaver, Margaret Fournell, Irene Nishimura and Ruth Unemori; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Greg Ken Yamanaka
Sept. 16, 2013
Greg Ken Yamanaka, 55, of Honolulu, a chief MRI technologist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Denise; son Elliot; daughters Jenna and Kate Yamanaka, and Breanna, Brittney and Brandee Lane; mother Kimiyo; brother Todd; sister Caryn; and a grandchild. Services: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay. Casual attire. Updated service information for an obituary published Sept. 19.






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