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Obituaries

For Thursday, December 12, 2013


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Estefanio Acosta Acosta
Nov. 19, 2013
Estefanio Acosta "Iniong" Acosta, 86, of Ewa Beach, a Safeguard Security Services retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Milagros F.; daughters Nona Galla, Sylvia Acosta, Grace Giron and Syna Matsudo; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Yukiko Asato
Dec. 5, 2013
Yukiko Asato, 76, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Hiro's Place employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kumejima, Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by sons Darrell and Chad, daughter Maxine Yamamoto, brothers Rinsei and Masaharu Kuniyoshi, sister Etsuko Yamauchi and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Janet Soares Medeiros Borling
Dec. 8, 2013
Janet Soares Medeiros Borling, 81, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Manuel Jr., Ralph and Leroy; daughters Theresa and Helen Caravalho, Deborah Salas and Maryann Estrella; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

John Victorino Oluhaakekukulanaohalemano Britos
Dec. 4, 2013
John Victorino Oluhaakekukulanaohalemano Britos, 71, of Honolulu, a volunteer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a photographer and poet, and an Air Force veteran, died in Moanalua. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by brothers Paul, Edwin and Earl Britos, and Loma Palea; and sister Virginia Tuckey. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations suggested to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Paul Marvin Brostrom
Oct. 24, 2013
Paul Marvin Brostrom, 90, of Tacoma, Wash., a principal and education administrator for Vista Unified School District in California, and an Army veteran who served in World War II and the KoreanWar, died in Tacoma. He was born in Bismarck, N.D. He was the grandfather of Army 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom, 24, a 2002 Damien Memorial School graduate who was killed in a 2008 firefight in Afghanistan. He is survived by wife Geraldine, son David P., daughter Kathleen, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to the 1LT Jonathan Brostrom Memorial Fund, in care of Damien.

James Kam Sing Chan
Nov. 24, 2013
James Kam Sing Chan, 67, of Honolulu, a self-employed certified public accountant, died in Honolulu. He was born inCanton, China. He is survived by wife Yumei Hou; son Jonathan; daughter Cinsy Chan Dinges; stepdaughter Di; brothers Hung Yat, Charles and Aaron; sister Winnie Yap; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Joyce Ching
Nov. 9, 2013
Joyce Ching, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Elementary School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Reagan; daughters Stephanie Norr, Debbie Suzuki and Cathy Shintaku; sisters Sally Won, Irene Coronel and Jeanette Wong; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Theone Keam Yung Chock
Dec. 1, 2013
Theone Keam Yung Chock, 61, of Honolulu, a physical education teacher for Kamehameha Schools, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband John Sabel III; sons John "Jake" IV and Luke Tan Sabel; mother Laura; and brothers Terrill, Lorrin and Kyle. Visitation: 4 p.m. today atBishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Campus. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Thomas Augustus Culbertson Jr.
Dec. 5, 2013
Thomas Augustus Culbertson Jr., 74, of Lihue, a retired attorney, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in North Carolina. He is survived by wife Collis and son Thomas A. III. No services. No monetary offerings.

Miyoko Duesing
Nov. 29, 2013
Miyoko Duesing, 83, of Aiea, died in Honolulu. She was born in Okiha-gun, Fukuoka-ken, Japan. She is survived by husband Harlen H., brothers Hiroshi and Taketo Shiraishi, and sisters Sumako Nonaka and Shizuko Ishimatsu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Joaquin Herbert Dutro
Nov. 28, 2013
Joaquin Herbert Dutro, 91, of Loma Linda, Calif., a machinist for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 38 and an Army veteran, died in Loma Linda. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kula, daughters Stella Fernandez and Mamo Wong, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Toshiko Iida
Nov. 28, 2013
Toshiko Iida, 73, of Kaneohe, a retired Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel housekeeper, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by husband Stanley H., son Wayne Y., daughter Joann M. Barboza, brothers Fusao and Kazuo Kaneshiro, sisters Yoshie Higa and Michiko Matsumoto, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Morris Masayoshi Ishihara
Nov. 12, 2013
Morris Masayoshi Ishihara, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired accountant and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by brothers George and Ted, and sister Satsuko Kamiya. Private services.

Sadao Joyo
Dec. 1, 2013
Sadao Joyo, 95, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. carpenter, died at home. He was born in Kihei, Maui. He is survived by son Dennis; daughter Wendy Isbell; brother Isao; sisters Ayako Muranaka, Alice Morris and Shirley Yoshinaga; and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Mikiko Kajiwara
Nov. 28, 2013
Mikiko Kajiwara, 98, of Honolulu, formerly of Hiroshima, Japan, a homemaker, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Arthur K., daughter Shirley M. Higa, brother Hatsutaro Taguchi, two sisters, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Jane Kaomealani Nahiwa Kakelaka
Nov. 26, 2013
Jane Kaomealani Nahiwa Kakelaka, 89, of Kaneohe, a ground hostess, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kamuela, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Samuel V.K. Sr.; son Samuel V.K. Jr.; daughter Diane K. Lum; sisters Emmaline Foster, Blossom Kelii and Lydia Haena; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Khi Kenh Kan
Dec. 1, 2013
Khi Kenh Kan, 49, of Honolulu, owner of MD Fashion, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by wife Mi Chi Chenh; daughter Mandy; parents Xiu Kan and Mui Loc Hy; brothers Tony, Nam Kenh, Jeffrey, Man and Kenny; and sisters Kiu, Elisa and Theresa. Visitation and Taoist services: noon Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Burial: 3 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Bessie Naleinani Kanahele
Dec. 7, 2013
Bessie Naleinani Kanahele, 80, of Kekaha, Kauai, a lead singer for Niihau Church, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on Niihau. She is survived by sons Uilama H.I.I., Apolani and Brian K. Kanahele, and Kenneth K. Jr. and Barney Shintani; daughters Dolores Niau, Dale E. Kanahele, Judie Shintani and Laurie Pahulehua; sister Kamala Garcia; 22 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.

Fumie Kaneshige
Nov. 29, 2013
Fumie Kaneshige, 81, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Maunalani Nursing Home. She was born in Ogawa, Japan. She is survived by daughter Iris, brother Yoshihiro Uyehara and two grandchildren. Private services.

Dennis M.K. Kim
Nov. 23, 2013
Dennis M.K. Kim, 66, of Aiea, a retired machinist tool maker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lynette M., son Terrence S., daughter Nicole M.N. Biolos, brothers Alfred Jr. and Ronald, sister Laureen Michels and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Isamu Kobashigawa
Nov. 21, 2013
Isamu Kobashigawa, 86, of Pearl City, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Lorraine Asano and Doreen Higuchi, sister Sally Nakata and four grandchildren. Private services.

Susan Lee
Dec. 4, 2013
Susan Lee, 96, of Honolulu, a cook, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Korea. She is survived by daughter Hye Sook, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Tuto'atasi Ausitini Ma'ilealo
Nov. 24, 2013
Tuto'atasi Ausitini Ma'ilealo, 54, of Honolulu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Tovaega; son Tufa A. and Herman T.; daughters Taulafo R.M. Stanley, and Easter, Gataiala, Mile R. and Susanaseradhna B. Ma'ilealo; sisters Sioliula Sivao and Mapu, Ala and Rita S. Tufono; and a grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 1:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Alan Yoshito Matsuoka
Nov. 19, 2013
Alan Yoshito Matsuoka, 63, of Waipahu, a Hawaii Air National Guard retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mina, son Alan Jr., daughters Jodi Matsuoka and Elsie Watanabe, brother Clyde and sister Gail. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Peter Meria Jr.
Dec. 2, 2013
Peter Meria Jr., 64, of Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Sean, mother Soledad G. and sister Patricia Linda Meria Smith. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Elks Honolulu Lodge, Waikiki. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

Jitsuyoshi Nakandakare
Nov. 27, 2013
Jitsuyoshi Nakandakare, also known as "Jits" and "Naka," 91, of Honolulu, retired owner of Naka's Meat Market and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company L, during World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waiahole. He is survived by daughters Bella Yamashita, Fay Jitchaku, Sandra Nakandakare and Kathy McKenna; sons Jay and Bert; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: noon. Aloha attire.

Suu Thi Nguyen
Dec. 3, 2013
Suu Thi Nguyen, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by sons Cung, Ky, Theodore, Nicholas, Mark and Alexander; daughters An Uedoi, Nhan Pham and Nha, Valerie, Kimberley and Catherine Nguyen; a sister; and eight grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Visitation: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Dorothy Nobu Ogura
Nov. 25, 2013
Dorothy NobuOgura, 98, of Honolulu, a Momoyama Restaurant pantry worker at the Princess Kaiulani Hotel, died in Honolulu. She was born inHonolulu. She is survived by sons Ernest and Ross; daughters Jane Kuriki and Joan Osato; brothers Shinichi, Yoshinobu and Tadashi Araki; and sisters Kikue Nimori and Jane Araki. Private services. Updated service information for an obituary published Monday.

Ruby L. Parmelee
Dec. 3, 2013
Ruby L. Parmelee, 59, of Waipahu, a civilian employee at Hickam Air Force Base and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service on Ford Island, died in Aiea. She was born in Manila. She is survived by son Brian Pe; daughter Kathryn Pe, brother Harry; sisters Mary Lippman and Shirley and Grace Parmelee; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Troy Keoki Pattioay
Nov. 29, 2013
Troy Keoki "Poki" Pattioay, 31, of Keaau, Hawaii, a landscaper for C&S Land Clearing and Hauling, will be remembered in a celebration of life Dec. 28 at Laupahoehoe Point. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Aubren; daughter Kyree Mae; brothers Cleighton and Courtney; sisters Shonna Soares, Joylynne Pattioay-Hamamoto and Amber Gomes; and numerous hanai brothers and hanai sisters. Celebration of life: Dec. 28 at Laupahoehoe Point. Email joylynnepattioay@ymail.com.

Crisostomo Raquiz Quiambao
Dec. 6, 2013
Crisostomo Raquiz "Cris" Quiambao, 82, of Honolulu, a self-employed photographer in the Philippines and a caregiver at St. Lucy facility in Baldwin Park, Calif., died in Honolulu. He was born in Santo Tomas, Pampanga, Philippines. He is survived by wife Felisa "Fely" and daughter Carla. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 19 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Family services: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Ingrid Goldly Shofner
Dec. 7, 2013
Ingrid Goldly Shofner, 83, of Honolulu, a caregiver, died in Honolulu. She was born in Cleveland. She is survived by son Darrell Leetham, daughters Debra Murphy and Diana Foster, brother Lothar Eiserloh, sister Ensila Pace, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Tseng Hsui-Chen Tang
Nov. 29, 2013
Tseng Hsui-Chen Tang, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Ren F.; sons Jung H. and Jason T.S.; daughters Nancy Lee, Diana Huang, Linda Wong and Angel Cheng; two brothers; two sisters; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Services: 8:30 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Yoshio Tomori
Nov. 28, 2013
Yoshio Tomori, 90, of Hilo, a retired general contractor, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Craig; daughters Marilyn Thompson, Meryl Farmer and Robin Tomori; brother Takashi; sisters Makiko Kojiro and Hiroko Tomori; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bobby Townes
Nov. 17, 2013
Bobby Townes, 78, of Mililani, an Army veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Greenville, S.C. He is survived by daughters Pia Halemano, Patricia Ann Mamalias, Sandra Dee Aricayos, Bobbie Jo Davison and Michele Ranee Plummer; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m.

Isamu Tsukamoto
Nov. 24, 2013
Isamu Tsukamoto, 86, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service postman and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sachie, sons Gary Y. and Wayne K., brother Tsuneo and four grandchildren. Private services.

Masako Vallesteros
Nov. 2, 2013
Masako Vallesteros, 94, of Honolulu, a retired waitress for the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Room, died in Waipahu. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son James; daughters Jennifer Ropiak and Caroline A. Edelman; sisters Betty Kegley and Hideko and Karen Tamanaha; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Dennis Norinobu Yanagisawa
Dec. 8, 2013
Dennis Norinobu Yanagisawa, 88, of Aiea, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Onomea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lillian; sons David and Randall; daughters Robin Kouchi and Bonnie Viernes; brothers Thomas, Hideto, Lawrence and Wayne; sisters Asayo Okimoto, Michiyo Lewis, Terry Nakaoka and Sachi Toma; and seven grandchildren. Private services.






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Donald Mack wrote:
Obituary of Dennis Kim above: Mathematically, he could NOT have served in WW II. Anybody reading what they write? Ed Lynch?
on December 12,2013 | 05:23AM
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