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For Thursday, December 26, 2013


Eldon Nobu Akamine
Dec. 22, 2013
Eldon Nobu "Elekona" Akamine, 64, of Honolulu, a retired Palolo Elementary and Fern Elementary School teacher, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susan, daughters Carrie K. Akamine and Sandi K. Yamagata, brothers Gerald and Owen, sister Lynette Agard and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Janice Mary Elizabeth Uli'i Akana
Dec. 9, 2013
Janice Mary Elizabeth Uli'i Akana, 77, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired medical transcriptionist at Straub Clinic & Hospital, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joshua K.; mother Kamila Malterre; daughters Janna Keawe and Jerri Dizol; brother Joseph Malterre; sisters Ritchie Ramseyer, Kami K. Civetz and Hazel L. Shaw; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Jan. 4 at Wai mea Annunciation Church. Services: 10 a.m.

Joseph Joaquin Keahi Chai II
Dec. 6, 2013
Joseph Joaquin Keahi Chai II, 70, of Nanakuli, a former Hawaiian Discovery Tours and Polynesian Hospitality tour bus driver, died in Nanakuli. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Joseph Chai III; daughters Jolyn Broad and Sharon Bristol; brothers Vannatti, Roman and Humphrey Sr.; sister Sharon Dickerson; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Milagros Galdiano Embry
Dec. 14, 2013
Milagros Galdiano Embry, 49, of Pearl City died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Sherwin V., son Sherwin B., daughter Sheila J., father Melchor T. Galdiano, mother Dionicia A. Galdiano, brothers Roger and Jeremias, and sister Noralyn Galdiano. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Pauline Yaeko Masada Gibbons
Dec. 10, 2013
Pauline Yaeko Masada Gibbons, 59, of Kapaa, Kauai, co-owner of Poi Pounder shirts, Turtle and Gecko and Gotcha Covered, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Laurence, mother Nancy Y. Masada and sisters Pamela Shimomura, Yvonne M. White, Gail Matsukawa and June Lizama. Private services.

Marcel Llopis Hernandez
Dec. 22, 2013
Marcel Llopis Hernandez, 100, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died at home. He was born in Havana. He is survived by son Marcel, daughters Jane and Madeline, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services to be held at a later date.

Yukie Iwaishi
Dec. 4, 2013
Yukie Iwaishi, 91, of Honolulu, formerly of Makawao, Maui, retired owner of Iwaishi Store in Makawao, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Norman R.; daughter Amy Inouye; sisters Clara Yoneda, Miyuki Kimura, Kazue Kadosaki, Amy Iwamasa, Hanami Matsuda and Koyumi Oda; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

Rick Keefer
Dec. 17, 2013
Rick Keefer, 67, of Pahoa, Hawaii, proprietor of Seawest Studios, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by wife Donna and brother Robert. No services. Donations suggested to Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens.

Terry Teruyo Mitsuyoshi
Dec. 19, 2013
Terry Teruyo Mitsuyoshi, 64, of Hilo, a retired Keaau Elementary School teacher, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Earl, daughter Jeni T., mother Teruko Yamada, brothers Robin and Gene Yamada, and sister Carol Makino. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Lily Yuriko Nakagawa
Nov. 7, 2013
Lily Yuriko Nakagawa, 95, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died in Ann Pearl Care Home. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Takeo "Take," sons Marvin Y. and Ronald T., brother Ernest Kawamoto, sisters Helen Nekoba and Amy Imai, and five grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Shohei Oda
Nov. 24, 2013
Shohei "Stanley" Oda, 85, of Ewa Beach died in Liliha Nursing Home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Wesley T. and Stacey T., and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rose Labez Pratten
Oct. 4, 2013
Rose Labez Pratten, 87, of Hillsborough, Fla., who established Nature's Finest Food in 1972, died. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by husband Glenn; sons Ronald, Leonard and Jed Dacay; daughters Stella Tomita and Rosarie Dacay-Kelekoma; sister Connie Estenzo; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Edith Lau Reyes
Dec. 6, 2013
Edith Lau Reyes, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base personnel clerk and former commander with the Disabled American Veterans Women's Auxiliary, died in Hono lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Emilio "Ernie," daughters Noreene B. Morris and Nadyne V. Cano, brother Ernest Lau, sister Mabel L. Chock, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 3 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Anthony Lawrence Riccio
Dec. 7, 2013
Anthony Lawrence Riccio, 86, of Honolulu, a former restaurant owner in California and a Navy veteran, died in Hale Nohea in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Monique J. Levitt-Riccio. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 2 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to Bristol Hospice Care. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

James William Robinson Sr.
Dec. 20, 2013
James William Robinson Sr., 98, of Aiea, a Navy retiree and Pearl Harbor Submarine Base personnel officer, died in Pearl City. He was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C. He is survived by wife Hulda; sons James Jr., Steven and Paul; sisters Melva and Mary-Ellen; and three grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date. Donations suggested to Shriners Hospital in Honolulu. Online condolences:www.borthwickoahu.com.

Albina Villanueva Viernes
Dec. 19, 2013
Albina Villanueva Viernes, 74, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Kauai High School custodian, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Michael; brother Clemente Villanueva; sisters Laureana Calaycay, Eugenia Agcaoili, Divina Gapusan and Corazon Villanueva; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Jan. 2 at Immaculate Conception Church in Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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