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Obituaries

For Friday, January 10, 2014


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Lerbbie Alfred Akana
Dec. 30, 2013
Lerbbie "Lerb" Alfred Akana, 60, of Hilo, a retired Army captain and a Leleiwi Electric project manager, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Norma, daughter Sherilin, mother Barbara and sisters Selma Bondaug and Lisa Ann Akana. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Eustaquio Mamolo Albarracin
Dec. 23, 2013
Eustaquio "Takoy" Mamolo Albarracin, 86, of Ewa Beach died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Bryan Yap and Dimitrio Albarracin, daughter Celeste Ahana, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Margarete L. Ard
Dec. 31, 2013
Margarete L. "Schnuckylein" Ard, 86, of Honolulu died in Hale Ola Kino. She was born in Germany. She is survived by companion Rolf F.M. Winkler. Private services.

Rochelle Akie Ashikawa
Dec. 19, 2013
Rochelle Akie Ashikawa, 91, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a land developer with Kona Scenic Land and a mango, banana and avocado farmer, died in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Gilbert, son Gary, daughters Amy Hata and Faye McComas, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Phillip Richard Brieske
Dec. 11, 2013
Phillip Richard Brieske, 85, of Honolulu, a retired educator and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in LaCrosse, Wis. He is survived by wife June F., son Richard S., brother Steven and sisters Phyllis Dalton and Elinor Bjornstan. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena's Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment on a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Philomena's Church. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Francis Yuk San Chun
Dec. 29, 2013
Francis Yuk San Chun, 86, of Honolulu, owner of Kapahulu Poi Shop and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred W.S.; sons Francis K.H., Derek K.H. and Duncan E.K.H.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Committal service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Sylvia Gouveia Clement
Dec. 28, 2013
Sylvia Gouveia Clement, 79, of Honolulu, a homemaker and former Maryknoll School assistant librarian, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Chris, sisters Katie Costa and Lillian Perreira, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church, 1701 Wilder Ave. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Felix T. Echavaria
Dec. 13, 2013
Felix T. Echavaria, 87, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard foundry general foreman and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimanalo. He is survived by sons Alan, Terrence and Robin; daughters Phyllis Graham and Jennifer Kincaid; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard L. Ermshar
April 6, 2013
Richard L. Ermshar, 61, of Mililani, an editorial writer, died at home. He was born in Mulberry, Ark. He is survived by sisters Carol E. Fighera and Lucinda Ludwig. No services.

Beatrice Melanie Fanene
Dec. 20, 2013
Beatrice Melanie Fanene, 46, of Honolulu, a former Tesoro gas station cashier, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Jerome M., Jason T. and Arthur; and sisters Linda, June and January. Visitation: 9 a.m. today at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Kimiyo Fujimoto
Dec. 31, 2013
Kimiyo Fujimoto, 96, of Lihue, a Top to Toe Gift Shop retiree, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Patrick and Michael, brother Mac Takemoto, sister Natsue Nagai, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Joseph S. Fung Jr.
Oct. 21, 2013
Joseph S. "Junior" Fung Jr., 82, of Visalia, Calif., a retired Postal Service employee and an Army veteran, died in Visalia. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley F.; son Prescott; daughters Jolinda Yamamoto and Michele Miller; stepson Stuart Garner; stepdaughters Patricia Sanchez, Kimberly Garner and Peggy Ann Furnas; brothers John and Julius; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and 14 step-great- grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Wayne Takashi Harada Sr.
Dec. 31, 2013
Wayne Takashi "Opu" Harada Sr., 65, of Wainiha, Kauai, retired proprietor of Hanalei Museum snack shop, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Kekilani; son Wayne Jr.; daughter Keaulani; hanai son Zion; hanai daughters Nalani Aguano and Kapua Hermosura; brother Stuart; sisters Pauline and Loraine; stepbrothers Togo and Bito Hermosura; stepsisters Teresa Pacatang, Marsha Hermosura and Joan K. Nuhi; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Jan. 19 at Lumahai pasture.

Setsuko Kanekiyo
Dec. 29, 2013
Setsuko "Honey" Kanekiyo, 88, of Hanapepe Heights, Kauai, a Kaumakani Store clerk, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Peter, daughter Jan Crews, sisters Toshie Itamura and Shirley Yamada, and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Robert Matsuichi Kaneshiro
Dec. 19, 2013
Robert Matsuichi Kaneshiro, 94, of Honolulu, owner of M. Kane's Fish Market, died in Honolulu. He was born in Koolaupoko. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; sons Robert K., Alvin M. and Gary M.; daughter Leatrice Oliva; brother Hisashi; sisters Betty C. Doi, Nancy Y. Sekiya and Tomoe Osborne; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Clement Kaanohi Kapono
Dec. 18, 2013
Clement Kaanohi Kapono, 86, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by son Gary Castillo and a grandchild. Services: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery and Memorial Chapel. Committal services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Gail Mele Kimura
Dec. 29, 2013
Gail Mele Kimura, 67, of Honolulu, a lead bed control and staffing clerk at Straub Clinic & Hospital, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Nainoa, daughter Le'a and brother Kahele Kukea. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Dorothy Mae Knox
Dec. 16, 2013
Dorothy Mae Knox, 88, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Columbus, Ohio. She is survived by son Mike, daughters Terrie and Patti, brothers Bob and Bill, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Matsuko Kubo
Dec. 17, 2013
Matsuko Kubo, 86, of Lahaina, a retired Sheraton Maui waitress, died at home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by daughter Alicia Hozaki and sisters Florence K. Fukunaga, Mildred K. Sato and Kay T. Inouye. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Lani D. Leach
Dec. 27, 2013
Lani D. Leach, 73, of Honolulu, an administrative assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Benjamin and Byron, brother Stanley Griep and two grandchildren. Private services.

Arthur Yau Sung Lee
Dec. 26, 2013
Arthur Yau Sung Lee, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Sears furniture department salesman and a retired si gung of Gee Yung Chinese Martial Arts, Dragon & Lion Dance Association, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sylvia J. "Simu," son Harlan "Dai Tong," daughter Taryn "Mee Lung," brother Leo Young, sister Lorraine "Lori," seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

Wilfred Q.S. Lee
Dec. 31, 2013
Wilfred Q.S. Lee, also known as "Sonny" and "Willy," 84, of Honolulu, a retired Windward Nissan comptroller and an Army staff sergeant, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Marcia, sons Duane and Brandon, daughter Darlene, brother Raymond, sisters Sylvia Lee and Sandra Tanaka, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary printed Thursday.

Aiyana Jean Kealoha Maka
Dec. 1, 2013
Aiyana Jean Kealoha Maka, infant daughter of Kawika and Monica Maka of Waianae, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by sister Grace, grandmothers Bonnie Maka and Janet Mason, and great-grandparents Beverly and Thomas Mason. Private services.

Carolyn R. Martell
Jan. 1, 2014
Carolyn R. "Suki" Martell, 72, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired Kekaha School teacher, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Lyle G., son Lance G., daughter Nathalie J., brother Dr. Alan Sugawara, sister Lyndel Erdmann, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sueko Matsumoto
Dec. 18, 2013
Sueko Matsumoto, 104, of Aiea, a retired seamstress, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Oshima, Japan. She is survived by daughters Esther F. Shirai, Edith C. Yamada and Bertha M. Uyeno; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Carol Setsuko Muramoto
Dec. 23, 2013
Carol Setsuko Muramoto, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Central Pacific Bank loan officer, died in Manoa Senior Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Paul M. and Chris A. Maehara, sisters Florence K. Maehara and Amy M. Nakayama, stepson Aaron T. and two grandchildren. Private services.

Richard Tametoshi Murata
Dec. 29, 2013
Richard Tametoshi Murata, 83, of Aiea, a retired Campbell High School art teacher and an Air Force veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Martha H., brother Sunao and sisters Helen C. and Florence Y. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

Joe Garduque Orque
Dec. 27, 2013
Joe Garduque Orque, 86, of San Diego and Honolulu, a retired Navy master chief petty officer, died in San Diego. He was born in Makati Rizal, Philippines. He is survived by wife Bernarda; son Jan V.; daughter Jean Malia Orque-Withy; sisters Cristina Aguinaldo, Ester Peralta, Trinidad Ngayan, Obella Velasco and Amelia Antonio; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Gladys Motoyo Sakamoto
Jan. 5, 2014
Gladys Motoyo Sakamoto, 98, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base seamstress, died in Avalon Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Jane S. Ikene and Judy T. Chang, sister Sadako Yamasaki, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Doreen Mae Shavonis
Jan. 2, 2014
Doreen Mae Shavonis, 74, of Hawaii Kai died in Hawaii Kai. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by daughter Wendy Matsuura, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Theresa Fumie Shimabukuro
Dec. 13, 2013
Theresa Fumie Shimabukuro, 98, of Mililani, a retired saleswoman at the former Ritz Store in Ala Moana Center, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Heeia. She is survived by son David H., two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Carol H. Tanaka
Jan. 1, 2014
Carol H. Tanaka, 80, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Human Services secretary, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ronald, daughters Laurie Chun and Cathy Tanaka, brother Nelson Takahashi, sister Jean Morita and two grandchildren. Private services.

Dyania Mae Tripp
Dec. 26, 2013
Dyania Mae Tripp, 62, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard; daughters Sarah and Donna Santiago, and Juanita Mae Santiago-Liu; brother Miguel Santiago Jr.; sister Linda Hansen; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Christin Bagay Valdez
Dec. 15, 2013
Christin Bagay Valdez, 78, of Wahiawa, a Dole Co. retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Manuel, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leticia; sons Christopher and Aron; daughters Cecilia Gage, Criselda Young, Carolina Sulfelix, Cristita Valdez and Marsha Albert; sisters Anselma Barrientos, Crispina Sulfelix and Lydia Loreto; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Ding Tin Wong
Dec. 24, 2013
Ding Tin Wong, 97, of Honolulu, founder and chief instructor of Luk Tung Kuen Worldwide Association of Hawaii, died at home. He was born in Dong Guan, China. He is survived by sons Tin Kow, Patrick and Tony; daughters Rebecca, Judy, Eva, Kit and Lois; sister Shui Lan; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Grace Hatsue Yokoyama
Dec. 18, 2013
Grace Hatsue Yokoyama, 87, of Honolulu, a Pacific Beach Hotel assistant supervisor of housekeeping, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Roy, Glenn, Alan, Dean and Todd; brothers Yoshio, Francis and Ryan Kamisato; sisters Lillian Isagawa, Vivian Takahashi and Sharon Wada; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Ross Atsuo Yoshino
Dec. 24, 2013
Ross Atsuo Yoshino, 43, of Honolulu, a technical specialist II at the Queen's Medical Center, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by father Roy A., mother Harriet H., brothers Howard A. and Keith H., sister Lori-Ann K. and grandmother Vivian Miyahira. Private services.






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