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Obituaries

By Star-Advertiser staff

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Patricia Louise Awana
Sept. 30, 2013
Patricia Louise Awana, 76, of Kailua, a retiree, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael A. and Christopher J. McCauslin, and Daniel C. LaRosse; daughters Cathy J. Easton and Kerry Galdones; brother James Jr.; sister Mildred; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Kailua.

Bette Mae Barrett
Sept. 29, 2013
Bette Mae Barrett, 78, of Keaau, Hawaii, a professional seamstress and artist, died at home. She was born in Long Beach, Calif. She is survived by son Steven, daughter Elisa Adams, sister Shirley Thurston, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Joseph Walter Conner
Sept. 27, 2013
Joseph Walter "J" Conner, 71, of Hilo, owner of the Home Place, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Ma Catherine Jane Jarque "Rose," brother Tim and sister Nancy Westhoff. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Marcia Anna Dolotina-Clawson
Sept. 18, 2013
Marcia Anna Dolotina-Clawson, 65, of Las Vegas, an administrative assistant at various insurance companies in Honolulu, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ralph F. Samuel Jr.; daughters Kristen Dolotina and Marlene Pettit; brothers Rudy Dolotina and Zenon Dolotina Jr.; sisters Jeanette Takahashi, Gwendolyn Badis and Anna Sanders; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 15 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Waialua. Services: 11 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sandra Jean Embernate
Sept. 30, 2013
Sandra Jean "Sandy" Embernate, 71, of Kihei, Maui, a Carlsmith Ball legal secretary, died at home. She was born in Olympia, Wash. She is survived by son Paul Martin; daughters Lisa Silva, and Allison and Alex Embernate; brother Parker Smith; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Hope Chapel, Kihei. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Ernesto Salom Guerrero
Sept. 25, 2013
Ernesto Salom Guerrero, 85, of Lahaina, a retired Pioneer Mill field worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Cabujao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by life partner Angelina Deocares, sons Barney Guerrero and Angel Dadez, daughters Theresa Shim and Linda Pali, 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

William Joseph Henry Jr.
Sept. 12, 2013
William Joseph "Buddy" Henry Jr., 56, of Wahiawa, a former state Department of Human Services employee and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sylvia A., son Jesus P. Ho‘omalu, daughter Marie J., sisters Mary J. Henry and Madeline G. McGuire, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Thomas Masao Inabata
Sept. 3, 2013
Thomas Masao Inabata, 77, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Nelson A., daughters Kathy M. Arakaki and Janine K.I. Mikasa, brother Lawrence A. Inaba, sister Bessie Uchiumi, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Tokie Harada Izumi
Oct. 1, 2013
Tokie Harada Izumi, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hahaione Elementary School teacher, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Keoki, daughters Lani Sparks and Leimomi Chun, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 219 Lunalilo Home Road, Hawaii Kai. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Steven Masao Kuuleiipo Kalawa
Sept. 16, 2013
Steven Masao Kuuleiipo Kalawa, 52, of Kapolei, a Matson longshoreman, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Velma; sons Steven, Adam and Jesse; daughter Jaclyn; father William "Jerry" Soares Sr.; brothers William "Gero" Jr. and Donald Soares; sisters Desiree Hicks, Denise Sorrow, Deirdra Wilson, Shandry Lozano and Franchesca Campbell; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Robert Kazuto Kaneshiro
Sept. 19, 2013
Robert Kazuto Kaneshiro, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Heide & Cook air-conditioning serviceman, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gail K., daughter Scherie L., son Craig M., brother George Y., sisters Mildred M. Higa and Marion Y. Hamasaki, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Saturday.

Edwin Mitsuhiro Kawamura
Aug. 30, 2013
Edwin Mitsuhiro Kawamura, 69, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by companion Tokie; brother Ernest; and sisters Mavis Taniguchi, Beverly Yoshida and Jane Oshiro. Private services.

James Kendall Kaeo McGivern Jr.
Sept. 13, 2013
James Kendall Kaeo "JJ" McGivern Jr., 27, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a laborer and finish carpenter apprentice, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by fiancee Ryanne Dias; daughter Jasmine Dias-McGivern; father James Sr.; mother Lisa Lorenzo; brother Jovin "Bubba" Batalona; sisters Jammielee and Jarrielyne McGivern, and Joylene and Joanna Batalona; hanai sister Royalan "Codos" Cordoban; and grandparents Gertrude Lorenzo, Sam and Lani David, and James Sandifer. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire.

Ellen Chiyoko M. Nakamoto
Sept. 18, 2013
Ellen Chiyoko M. Nakamoto, 88, of Makawao, Maui, a state court clerk, died in Roselani Place, Kahului. She was born in Makawao. She is survived by son George; daughter Norene Fukuda; brothers Tsuzuki, Akira, Howard, Dennis, Yoshito, Masaru and Richard Matsumura; sister Ethel Ujiie; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Joseph H. Oki
Sept. 20, 2013
Joseph H. "Joe" Oki, 65, of Mililani, a retired banker, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Derrick; brothers Stephen, Patrick and Russell; sisters Susan Bohner, Teri Hee, Dawn Watanabe and Judy Shaw; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Leonard Pomaika‘i Paresa
Sept. 25, 2013
Leonard Pomaika‘i Paresa, 85, of Honolulu, a retired real estate broker and an Army veteran, died in Island Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn K.U., sons Leonard "Lonnie" Jr. and Dr. Kenith K., daughter Lenette N. Gadziola, sister Thelma "Toby" Chow and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa St., Honolulu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Dae Young Park
Sept. 27, 2013
Dae Young "Danny" Park, 38, of Honolulu, a Club Spotlite bartender, died in Honolulu. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by father Man Soo, mother Sun Hee Jun and three sisters. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m.

Elaine Setsuko Romig
Sept. 19, 2013
Elaine Setsuko Romig, 74, of Pearl City, a retired Waipahu Elementary School teacher, died in Aiea. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Kevin J., daughter Kelli J. Kunihiro, brother Lanny Omoto and two grandchildren. Private services.

Alan Haruo Unoki
Sept. 19, 2013
Alan Haruo "Waldo" Unoki, 54, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a Kulana Foods truck driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Miyoko B.; brothers Calvin, Karl and Wesley; and sisters Charlene Unoki and Susan Wong. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.






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