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Obituaries

For Sunday, December 15, 2013


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Bartolome Obnamia Bajar
Nov. 20, 2013
Bartolome Obnamia "Bert" Bajar, 89, of Ewa Beach, a maintenance retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Rolando and Rogelio, daughters Rosario Carandang and Ruby Ho, 26 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Updated information for an obituary published Saturday.

Tana Hecht Basa
Dec. 6, 2013
Tana Hecht Basa, 73, of Hilo, a retired registered nurse, former director of nursing at Kau Hospital and an employee at Hilo Medical Center's medical records department, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Berlin. She is survived by husband Juanito, daughters Kari Gali and Eliza Talavera, sister Erika Mendelsohn and five grandchildren. Graveside services at noon Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Kaikelokeokalani Brede
Nov. 28, 2013
Kaikelokeokalani Brede, infant daughter of Michael "Kalani" Inoue and Gardenia K. Brede of Kaneohe, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Kailua. She is also survived by brothers Kalani Bereski, Bronson Freitas and Michael Trumble; sisters Koumakana K. and Aika H. Brede, and Tiana Bereski; and great-grandparents William H. Brede Jr. and Helen Sa. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Windward Baptist Church, Kahaluu. Services: 12:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Maria B. Camacho
Dec. 8, 2013
Maria B. Camacho, 87, of Los Angeles, a Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce accountant, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by daughters Barbara Lund and Ducila Schanz; brothers Alexander, Martin and William Bantilan; sisters Fely Atay and Loretta Ridela; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Chiyoko Vivian Chalker
Dec. 10, 2013
Chiyoko Vivian Chalker, 85, of Aiea, a staffing specialist at Fort Shafter, died in Aiea. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Jack L.; sons Maurice L., Anthony L. and Michael L.; daughter A. Leiomi Yamashita; sisters Tomayo M. Adolpho and Yae C. Dang; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Philip Henry Chang
Dec. 12, 2013
Philip Henry "Koko" Chang, 59, of Kaupo, Maui, a glazier in the construction trade, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Jarrett, Philip and Robert; daughters Kellie Iniba and Ashley Chang; brothers Garvin, Dudley and Mark Chang, and Colburn Aragosa; sisters Vivian Ishizaki, Claudia Wallwork, Cheryl McPhee, Sonia Saloka, Alva Wales, Alberna Dortzmann, Donna Alexander, Audrey Kanana Haralon and Beverly Weaver; former wife Georgia Ann Reinhardt; and companion Lan Li. Visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

John William Counce
Dec. 1, 2013
John William Counce, 72, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard tool room mechanic and a Navy veteran, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Adams, Colo. He is survived by brother Dudley and sister Audrey Lusk. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. Dec. 23 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Wilhelmina E. DeRego
Dec. 9, 2013
Wilhelmina E. "Ipo" DeRego, 65, of Kula, Maui, a retired Maui Police Department dispatcher, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Patrick; sons Byron and Conrad; daughter Wanda; brothers Moki, Kimo, Tiny, Major and Peter Day; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary, Wailuku. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Hana, Maui; everyone is welcome to meet 5:45 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Makawao, Maui, for the drive to Hana. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Puuiki Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Bonifacio Asuncion Garcia
Nov. 30, 2013
Bonifacio Asuncion Garcia, 79, of Lahaina, a Pioneer Mill Sugar Plantation truck driver, died in Henderson, Nev. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Rollin and Edison; daughters Marilyn Alvarez, Marjorie Mercado, Mary Ann Fabozzi and Marinette Garcia; brother Ernesto; sisters Socorro "Coring" Serna and Lydia Saribay; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Violet Mae Horie
Dec. 12, 2013
Violet Mae Horie, 67, of Waianae, a retired overnight stock associate at Walmart on Keeaumoku Street, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Randy Lopez and Edward Horie; daughters Renee Arizo, Angie Cornell and Raeleen Naki-Bajet; sisters Theresa "Snookie" Hayward, Marvis Samson, and Dolly and Francine "Ulu" Lopez; 19 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

Richard Hiroshi Ishida
Sept. 4, 2013
Richard Hiroshi Ishida, 92, of Lihue, owner of Aloha Factors and an Army veteran, died on Kauai. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by sons Brian and Eric; sisters Alice, Mildred, Nancy and Jean; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Amy Ann Puanani Kamakeeaina
Dec. 10, 2013
Amy Ann Puanani Kamakeeaina, 65, of Laiemaloo, a Kahuku Medical Center clerk, died. She was born in Kainaliu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Mahi; sons Frank and Kai Colleado, and Paulo and Kahokuokekai Kamakeeaina; daughters Pua Kaneshiro and Mahealani Mello; brother Raymond Moike; 23 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Final visitation: 11 a.m.-noon. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: woolseymortuaryservices.com. Updated information for an obituary published Saturday.

Billy R. Little Jr.
Nov. 28, 2013
Billy R. Little Jr., 42, of Toledo, Ohio, died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Rebecca, stepsons Austin and William, mother Kathleen Bell, and brothers Frank Jobi and Darrell Hahn. He has a son and three daughters from other marriages. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Dec. 6.

Goro Nakasone
Dec. 7, 2013
Goro Nakasone, 87, of Paia, Maui, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. mechanic, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Katherine, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Alfredo Orita
Dec. 2, 2013
Alfredo Orita, also known as "Fred" and "Papa," 79, of Halaula, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Lani Beach Club cook, retired meat cutter at K. Takata Store and M. Nakahara Store, and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in North Kohala, Hawaii. He was born in North Kohala. He is survived by companion Rachel Hiraoka; daughters Bobbi Akana, Teresa and Caroline Orita, Valerie Carpio and Debbie Gay Caravalho; stepsons Clinton, Lance and Myles Hiraoka; stepdaughter Darilyn Fuelles; brother Phil; sister Marcelina Campbell; 27 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. All-night vigil: 5 p.m. Friday at his residence, 53-4233 Akona Pule Highway, Kohala, Hawaii. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Pacita Ramos Ramil
Dec. 7, 2013
Pacita Ramos Ramil, 89, of Wailuku, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Expedita Del Aningat, Dorothy Juan and Loi Ramil; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Church, Wailuku. Mass: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Peter Sedeno
Sept. 7, 2013
Peter Sedeno, 67, of Ewa Beach, a heavy-equipment operator and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife June, daughters Lena-Ann Sedeno and Kimberly-Ann Tanudra, mother Mary, brothers Joseph and Anthony, sisters Kathleen Sedeno and Joanne Rodrigues, and seven grandchildren. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

Vito Talo
Nov. 26, 2013
Vito Talo, 79, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Seetaga, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Vito Jr., Ben, Vito John and Michael Tafilele Talo, and Faataape Laloulu Jr.; daughters Victoria Laloulu, and Elizabeth, Gina, Monica, Punamamao, Makalika and Rose Mary Talo; brothers Aipenu, Faletusi, Loleni and Mila; sisters Fiavae Talo and Faaua Faiai; 31 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Khon Thoai Tran
Dec. 8, 2013
Khon Thoai Tran, 87, of Honolulu, a retired motorcycle, bicycle and scooter mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is survived by sons Xan Sy Chen, and Phu, Quy and Vinh Sy; daughters Duc, Thanh, Lan, Phuong and Kieu Sy, and Kinh and My Tran; 33 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 12:15 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Letitia Adla Welch
Oct. 20, 2013
Letitia Adla "Tisha" Welch, 72, of Las Vegas, a retired teacher at August Ahrens Elementary School in Waipahu, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sister Marie Meaney. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 10 a.m. Aloha or casual attire.

Mardine Day Welch-Smith
Sept. 16, 2013
Mardine Day "Dini" Welch-Smith, also known as Mardine Alisigwe-Smith, 49, of Las Vegas died in Las Vegas. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by hanai brothers Aric Suzuki and Marcus Meaney and hanai sisters Delrie Anderson, Malia Sevilleja and Sheri Suzuki. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 10 a.m. Aloha or casual attire.






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