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Obituaries

For Thursday, November 7, 2013


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Raymond Adams
Oct. 19, 2013
Raymond Adams, 81, of Kailua, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel operations manager and a retired Hawaii Army National Guard major, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Cheryl Rapoza, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Lei preferred.

Ireneus Borengasser Sr.
Oct. 29, 2013
Ireneus "Leo" Borengasser Sr., 72, of Kaneohe, a retired city paramedic and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda L., sons Ireneus L. "Butch" Jr. and Warren K., daughters Bernadine M. "Bernie" Canite and Michelle K. Cabral, brother Felix, sister Christine "Tina" Gruber, 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Randolph Chun
Oct. 6, 2013
Randolph "Randy" Chun, 74, of Kapolei, a retired pipe fitter, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Randi Lee and Tanya and sister Charlene. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Anuenue Canoe Club practice site near the Hilton Hawaiian Village lagoon. Services and scattering of ashes: 11 a.m.

Arnolfo Cayasan Espinosa
Oct. 30, 2013
Arnolfo Cayasan "Arnold" Espinosa, 75, of Hawthorne, Calif., a lab technician, died in Callaway, Md. He was born in Kalaheo. He is survived by wife Cecilia, son Donell, brothers Rosonito, Aladino and Pelias Sr., sister Enocema Lantaya and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. today at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

John Michael Ewing
Oct. 2, 2013
John Michael Ewing, 42, of Waianae, a Securitas Security Services security guard and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Nashville, Tenn. He is survived by wife Tala, sons Jayden, Harold, Kaimanaloa and Noble, daughter Destiny, father Harold, mother Mabel and brothers Scottie Anthony and Stanley Ewing. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 2:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Mitsuko Higa
Oct. 21, 2013
Mitsuko "Stella" Higa, 85, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Labor clerk, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Waipunalei, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Gaylord Y. and Grant M., daughters Lorelei Kawaoka, Donna Y. Higa and Susan M. Irei, brothers James S. and Richard H. Nagamine, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Helen K. Ho
Oct. 22, 2013
Helen K. Ho, 98, of Honolulu, retired owner of Crystal Cleaners, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Harriet and Brenda Ho, and Wilma Ezzell, brother George Mau, sister Betty Siu and two grandchildren. Private services.

Tong Chin Ho
Oct. 20, 2013
Tong Chin Ho, 96, of Honolulu, a loftsman with the federal government and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by brothers Fred and Richard, and sisters Sylvia Ching, Nora Hanley and Laura Ho. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Hideo Irei
Nov. 2, 2013
Hideo Irei, 87, of Ho-nolulu, a retired machinist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Kenneth Irei and John K. Tengan; brothers Larry and George; sisters Nancy H. Asato, Aiko Irei-Shiroma and June O. Akamine; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Kimie Haranaka Ishihara
Oct. 12, 2013
Kimie Haranaka Ishihara, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Carol & Mary seamstress, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Susan Metivier, sister Tomoe Takemoto and three grandchildren. Private services.

Dolores Ayako Kanda
Sept. 25, 2013
Dolores Ayako Kanda, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Health accounts clerk for children with special needs, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by son Clifford T., daughter Jean A., sister Saeko Sato and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Bernice Angeline Keliinoi
Oct. 29, 2013
Bernice Angeline Keliinoi, 92, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Tommy and Perry Negrones, and Alfred "Braddah" Keliinoi; daughters Gertie Horton, Dolores Mosko, Vicky Basuil and Bernice Sanders; sisters Nola Keliinoi and Rubina Velles; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

John Emory Kobashigawa
Oct. 26, 2013
John Emory Kobashigawa, 71, of Honolulu, a retired Carpets Plus Hawaii sales manager and an Air Force veteran, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Matthew C., sister Dorothy D. "Dede" Dondo and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services and inurnment to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Kichitaro Kobayashi
Oct. 16, 2013
Kichitaro "Kit" Kobayashi, 99, of Waialua, a Waialua Sugar Co. factory supervisor, died in Aiea. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by son Randall T., daughter Patricia A. Nishimoto, sister Helene S. Watanabe, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Marion Miyoko Fujita Magarifuji
Oct. 14, 2013
Marion Miyoko Fujita Magarifuji, 85, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jon and Mark, daughters Jill and Joy, brother Yasuhiro Fujita, sisters Harriet Tanigawa and Jane Morimoto and three grandchildren. Private services.

David Leroy Masanda
Oct. 29, 2013
David Leroy Masanda, 73, of Kahului, retired owner of March Painting Inc., died. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Lelia "Lei"; daughters Darlene Torricer, Charlene Lacno, Davelynn Masanda and Desiree Vaka; brothers Rodney and Dennis; sisters Sherry Hee, Jennifer Medeiros, Valerie Masanda and Madelene Ferreira; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Mary W. Michael
Oct. 20, 2013
Mary W. Michael, 85, of Honolulu, a college professor and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. She was born in Oregon. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Wayne Masaichi Okada
Oct. 22, 2013
Wayne Masaichi Okada, 79, of Hilo, a retired fumigator and retired proprietor of Okada's Termite Control, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hawi, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Irene S., son Clay, daughter Lorraine, brothers Glenn and Roy, sister Karen and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Lawrence Pellerin
Oct. 31, 2013
Lawrence Pellerin, 57, of Waianae, a bartender and a Navy veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Maine. He is survived by wife Brenda, sons Tyson and Trent Ormonde, hanai mother Honey Lee, brothers William, Robert, Phillip and Michael, sister Patricia Scott and three grandchildren. Private services.

F. Wayne Pirtle
Nov. 2, 2013
F. Wayne Pirtle, 91, of Honolulu, founder, president and chief executive officer of Airlines Operations Services, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Sullivan, Ind. He is survived by son Michael, daughters Ada M. McGlothlin, Carol Mann, Linda Gutierrez, Debra Pirtle, Beverly-Jo Miyasaki and Meredith Ross, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Douglas C. Rapozo
Oct. 28, 2013
Douglas C. Rapozo, 59, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a Gay & Robinson seed cutter, died at home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by brother Clyde, and sisters Geraldine R. Boehme, Darlene Rapozo, Tammy Nakayema and Gail Mizumoto. Private services.

Arthur Seiya Saiki
Nov. 2, 2013
Arthur Seiya "Seibo" Saiki, 76, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired Matsuyama Store meat cutter and former carpenter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty; sons Chuzo, Haruo and Osamu Kahawaii; daughters Sonja Kahawaii and Peggy Nakagawa; sisters Betty Maglasang, Miriam Fuchigami and Hiro Hamada; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.

Rudy Sarra
Oct. 18, 2013
Rudy Sarra, 66, of Honolulu, a farmer and an Army veteran, died in Veterans Affairs Community Living Center. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by brother Jim and sister Char. Private services.

Esteban Suguitan
Nov. 3, 2013
Esteban Suguitan, 99, of Lihue, a retired Lihue Plantation truck driver, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. He is survived by son Paul, daughters June Esteban and Marina Martinez, 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Toshi Tsukayama
Oct. 13, 2013
Toshi Tsukayama, 88, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Postal Service airport station special delivery clerk and an Army veteran, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by sons John K. and Randall K., brothers George and Takeshi, and sister Hideko. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Margaret Agnes Ah Sing Veriato
Nov. 2, 2013
Margaret Agnes Ah Sing Veriato, 91, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Franklin, Steven and Rodney; daughter Valerie Victorine; brothers Raymond "Ray," Walter and Melvin Ah Sing; sisters Katherine Lopez, Rosemarie Ciaramitaro, Agnes Ah Sing and Betty Lou Melanson; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Wake: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Robin Leslie Wirgau
Oct. 14, 2013
Robin Leslie Wirgau, 36, of Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Oshkosh, Wis. She is survived by husband Michael, daughters Sarah and Summer, father Robert Koch, brother Michael Koch and a grandparent. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Puna. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

Henry Yan Sum Wong
Nov. 2, 2013
Henry Yan Sum Wong, 90, of Honolulu, a computer operator at Pearl Harbor and Lualualei, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley L.C., sons Michael and Patrick, daughter Carole, brothers Thomas, Richard and Harry and six grandchildren. 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.

Edward Hiroshi Yamamoto
Oct. 24, 2013
Edward Hiroshi Yamamoto, 80, of Kaneohe, a Hawaiian Airlines maintenance retiree and an Army veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Richard and George, and sisters Alice Takamoto, Grace Kamei, Jane Kuniyuki and Nancy Agodong. Private services.

Haruyo Yoshimura
Oct. 21, 2013
Haruyo "Ronette" Yoshimura, 88, of Aiea, a retired Shirokiya Inc. sales manager, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Carol F. Tokushige and Aileen K. Mimura, brother Isami Okino, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.






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