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Obituaries

For Wednesday, November 20, 2013


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Ely R. Alconcel Jr.
Nov. 17, 2013
Ely R. "Ely Boy" Alconcel Jr., 41, of Kula, Maui, a Securitas employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Noe and Ely R. Sr., brother Tyrone D., half brother Norman K.N. Kaiaokamalie and half sister Leenelle N. Tomooka. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Alvin Shigeo Anbe
Nov. 7, 2013
Alvin Shigeo Anbe, 68, of Tempe, Ariz., a retired employee of Service Air in Phoenix, died in Tempe. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brother Carl. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Wailuku Hongwanji. Services: 4 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Thomas J. Burns
Nov. 16, 2013
Thomas J. Burns, 60, of Aiea, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and a federal psychologist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Deer Lodge, Mont. He is survived by wife Kimberly, daughter Samantha, son Sebastian Kwon, sisters Colleen Wilson and Kathy Hill, and a grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Dorothy Ann Caluya
Oct. 19, 2013
Dorothy Ann Caluya, 69, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband Loretto "Shorty"; daughters Athena Caluya, Babette Lareau and Crystal Medeiros; brother Kenny Krause; sister Rosemarie LaBarbera; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Jon'Dale Jerald Kealiiokalanialoha Cullen
Sept. 20, 2013
Jon'Dale Jerald Kealiiokalanialoha Cullen, 42, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Kekaihawanawana Cleveland; brothers James "Kimo" Jr. and Ricardo "Ricky"; sisters Luana Cullen, Bonnie Alexander, Hazeline "Noe" Palakiko, SeannaLynn "Hala" Mahilum and Priscilla-Alana Antolin; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Lei welcome.

Carolyn K. Gillum
Nov. 6, 2013
Carolyn K. Gillum, 70, of Sun City West, Ariz., formerly of Hawaii Kai, a retired licensed massage therapist and owner of Caring Hands Therapeutic Massage in Hawaii Kai, died in Sun City West. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She is survived by daughter Denise Fleming, son Daniel, brother Richard Angrove, sister Susan Tuttle and four grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church, Aina Haina. Aloha attire. Lei only for scattering of ashes on Saturday.

Yong Eun Ha
Nov. 12, 2013
Yong Eun Ha, 77, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Daegu, Korea. She is survived by sons Tae Sik, Tae Sool and Tae Man; daughters Kap Suk Gregory and Soon Hee Kim; brothers Young Kil and Joung Kil Hyun; sisters Ill Boon Shin, Kyu Boon Park and Mar Soon Boulware; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Luana Kanani Holokahi Hook
Oct. 26, 2013
Luana Kanani Holokahi Hook, 72, of Hawi, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband George K.K.; sons Jared, Jeremy and Jacob; daughters Deanne Ah Sing, Heather Hook and Brianne Richter; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Services:11 a.m. Burial on Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Monday.

Donald Kekuipuaahiahi Kamakea Jr.
Oct. 21, 2013
Donald Kekuipuaahiahi "Beez" Kamakea Jr., 54, of Honolulu, a delivery driver and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Donald K. Koa; daughter Donaldeen L. Sanborn; brothers Alexander, Tolbert and Clifton; sisters Donalyn Thompson, Ginnette Lyman, Tracy Spencer and Jodi Kamakea; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School campus. Services: 10 a.m. Private inurnment.

Kwock Hing Lau
Nov. 7, 2013
Kwock Hing Lau, 96, of Honolulu, a pre-need sales counselor, died in Ka Punawai Ola. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Thelma G.; sons Dennis, Vince and Clinton; daughter Marilyn Lupaschuk; brothers Kwock Nam, Kwock Chung, Kwock Choong and Kwock Mung; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Dorothy G. Lee
Oct. 3, 2013
Dorothy G. "Dottie" Lee, 75, of Mililani, a retired Realtor, died in Kailua. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by husband Hugh, sons Joseph and Eric Cheung, daughters Shemayne Cheung Wilson and Sheila Cheung, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Presbyterian Church.

Ruby Jane Masanda
Nov. 14, 2013
Ruby Jane Masanda, 71, of Paia, Maui, a retired Kalama Intermediate School cafeteria employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Paia. She is survived by companion Ty Shimabuku; son Brandon; daughters Darlene Torricer, Charlene Lacno and Davelynn Masanda; brother Elmer Aquino; sister Marcia Walters; hanai sister Sandra Bird; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Gary Seiji Matsushige
Nov. 6, 2013
Gary Seiji Matsushige, 72, of Honolulu, a retired collections manager for Hawaii Central Federal Credit Union, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Mae M., sons Derek K. and Keola, daughter Chantal B. Regis and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Florence DiBello Moser
Nov. 13, 2013
Florence DiBello Moser, 93, of Kailua died. She was born in Erie, Pa. She is survived by son Rick DiBello, daughter Linda DiBello Titmus, sister Rose Bassani and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Patricia Louise Leilani Nartatez
Nov. 7, 2013
Patricia Louise Leilani "Pat" Nartatez, 64, of Puna, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Alvin Bernard; daughters Maria, Crescent and Elvina; numerous brothers and sisters; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Mokuola Room. Casual attire. No flowers. Monetary offerings welcome.

Hong-Lan Thi Nguyen
Nov. 15, 2013
Hong-Lan Thi Nguyen, 64, of Honolulu, an entrepreneur, died. She was born in My Tho, Vietnam. She is survived by husband Chuong Van; son Tuan; daughters Nancy Helfman, Diana Ward, Linda Nguyen and Loan Cabanilla; and sister Cam. Private services.

Ruth Satsuki Miyamoto Ogawa
Nov. 1, 2013
Ruth Satsuki Miyamoto Ogawa, 99, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Dr. Robert Jr., daughter Roann and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Alexandrine Maile Legaspi Olival
Nov. 11, 2013
Alexandrine Maile Legaspi Olival, 85, of Hilo, a homemaker and former insurance agent for Philam Life and Pacific Union Insurance, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Frederick; daughters Angel S. Soares, Valerie Rillon, Charlene Miyashiro, Sandra Nuha and Marilyn Pakele; son Benjamin Legaspi Jr.; brother Raymond Rodrigues; sisters Evelyn Rodrigues and Elizabeth Toribio; stepbrother Clement Chang; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services to follow. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Rosary: 9:30 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park.

Amelia Lorenzo Pascual
Oct. 13, 2013
Amelia Lorenzo Pascual, 89, of Honolulu, a city groundskeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Saturnino, Ricardo, Juanito, Dramie and Dante; daughters Josefina Balanay and Erlinda Ramos; brothers Damaso, Placido and Leopoldo Lorenzo; sisters Primitiva Aguilar and Eufemia Villagin; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Levi Michael Perkins
Nov. 8, 2013
Levi Michael Perkins, 62, of Waianae died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Larry Himalaya; brothers John, Tracy and Robert; and sisters Linda Perkins and Maile Apela. Scattering of ashes: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Waianae Boat Harbor. Loose flowers welcome.

Sangvane Phongphila
Nov. 17, 2013
Sangvane Phongphila, 78, of Waipahu, a retired police officer in Laos, died. He was born in Vientiane, Laos. He is survived by wife Kam; son Johnny; daughters Mani Spence, Penny Ratanakul and Napha Phengsavath; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Laotian Buddhist services: noon Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire.

Leslie Leroy Quisano
Nov. 4, 2013
Leslie Leroy Quisano, 75, of Pearl City, a parts salesman for Datsun and Nissan, died in Pearl City. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Maria; sons Leslie Jr., Martin, Mark and Keith; daughter Geri Solomon; brothers John, Richard, Ronald, Gary, Arthur and Allen; sisters Etta Alba, Darryl Funke, Gwen Osurman and Patricia Malama; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Nov. 27 at the mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Morris Ramos
Nov. 3, 2013
Morris "Mo" Ramos, 52, of Honolulu, a landscaper, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ray and Bronson; mother Ramona; brothers Simeon "Butch," Leonard "Tito," Lawrence and Ronald; sisters Sue Hook and Cheryl Eblacas; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Charles Leonard Ratledge
Nov. 16, 2013
Charles Leonard "Charlie" Ratledge, 79, of Kaneohe, an Army retiree, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Tennessee. He is survived by wife Minuet; sons Barry Cooper, and Dana, Lewis, Mark "Keahi" and Maicah "Kamakana" Ratledge; daughters Diana Ivey, Sonya and Tamara Naumchik, and Melanie "Kanoe" Ratledge; brother Bill; and 12 grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. today at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

Filipe Rebelo
Nov. 10, 2013
Filipe Rebelo, 80, of Ewa Beach, a retired Sheraton Hotel banquet captain, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Painho, Portugal. He is survived by son Robert, daughter Tricia, brother Jose Lavareda and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m.

Leonard Harrington Ronnie Sr.
Nov. 13, 2013
Leonard Harrington Ronnie Sr., 100, of Kailua, a retired fire captain in Kearny, N.J., died in Kailua. He was born in Kearny. He is survived by son Leonard Jr., daughter Darcy Lampe, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.

Ronald Futoshi Saiki Jr.
Nov. 3, 2013
Ronald Futoshi Saiki Jr., also known as "Bones" and "Juju," 71, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii Electric Light Co. linesman and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Raymond, Kalani, Keala and Kaipo Saiki, and Collin Wasti; daughter Renee Saiki Abraham; stepmother Donna; brother Bo; sisters Lei Andrade and Luana Kawelu; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Jason Matthew Saks
Oct. 31, 2013
Jason Matthew Saks, 43, of Waimea, Hawaii, a resident manager, died at home. He was born in Denver. He is survived by wife Faith Leslie Saks; daughter Jessica; sons Micah Citron, and Caleb and Samuel Saks; father Joseph; sister Karen Achziger; and grandmother Carmel Fernandez. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, Honokohau Harbor. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Marian A. Sandelin
Nov. 14, 2013

Marian A. Sandelin, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in California. She is survived by son Ramsay H. Jr. and daughter Victoria K. Reisner. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Arcadia Retirement Residence, 1434 Punahou St. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Honolulu Museum of Art. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Sue Shizue Shiohara
Nov. 2, 2013
Sue Shizue Shiohara, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Like Like Drive Inn head waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wayne and Alan, daughter Faye Rainey, brothers George Ganeko and Kiyoshi Gusukuma, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kimie Soranaka
Nov. 1, 2013
Kimie "Kay" Soranaka, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Diamond Bakery packer, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Itsuko Sugai
Nov. 5, 2013
Itsuko Sugai, 88, of Hilo, a retired housekeeper for Hilo Medical Center, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ted and Myles, and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Don Edwin Talbott
Nov. 2, 2013
Don Edwin Talbott, 62, of Waipahu, a nurseryman and landscaper, died inWaipahu. He was born in Oakland, Calif. No known survivors. Private services.

Margaret Shizue Ushijima
Nov. 9, 2013
Margaret Shizue Ushijima, 86, of Hilo, a retired attorney, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by sister Katherine K. Johnson and brothers Edward S. and Albert N. Kunishige. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Lawrence Hook Hoy Wong Sr.
Oct. 13, 2013
Lawrence Hook Hoy Wong Sr., 91, of Honolulu, a retired salesman and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Lawrence Jr., daughter Kathleen, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Josefina Guzman Yadao
Oct. 27, 2013
Josefina Guzman "Siping" Yadao, 73, of Kapolei died in Aiea. She was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Crispulo P., daughter Edralyn "Edra," brother Prudencio Guzman, sister Eugenia Macadangdang and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.






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