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Obituaries

For Tuesday, January 28, 2014


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Chiyo Adams
Jan. 24, 2014
Chiyo "Ruby" Adams, 89, of Waipahu died inWaipahu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Alina Kane and Jamie Adams, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Eva Pearl Akamu
Jan. 16, 2014
Eva Pearl Akamu, 87, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband William "Bill," daughters Lynnell K. Akamu and Kanani Mariano, sister Bernice Gabriel and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park.

Puna Lane Holloway Baker
Dec. 15, 2013
Puna Lane Holloway Baker, 28, of Charlottesville, Va., a Food Lion meat technician, died in Charlottesville. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Delfin E.K.; father Clement H.; mother Irene; stepfather Fred; brothers Max, Clement and Keoki; sisters Delfin and Jasmin; and grandparent Mele T. Henderson. Services:2:30 p.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Beach Park, "Flatts" campsite area. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Darwin Everett Barve
Jan. 18, 2014
Darwin Everett Barve, 58, of Pahoa, Hawaii, will be remembered in private services. He died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Battle Creek, Mich. He is survived by daughter Malia Beach Tanimoto; brother William P. Kenoi; sisters Deirdre E. Kailiawa, Diane E. Hunter, Patricia K. Kenoi-Chin, Mary K. Kenoi-Okajima and Rosanne K. Kenoi-Sai; and three grandchildren.

Garnett Busic Jr.
Jan. 24, 2014
Garnett "Tom" Busic Jr., 68, of Pearl City, a retired employee of the state Department of Transportation Airports Division and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Palaski, Va. He is survived by companion Amy Chun, son Ryan Chun, daughters Ronda Kondos and Roxann Bulman, sisters Glenna Journell and Audrey Richardson, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Patricio C. Cadorna
Dec. 29, 2013
Patricio C. Cadrona, 69, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by mother Guadalupe, brother Alfonso and sister Simplicia. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bruce Joseph Coleman
Nov. 26, 2013
Bruce Joseph Coleman, 62, of Los Angeles, formerly of Honolulu, a businessman and an Army communications veteran, died. He was born in Washington, D.C. He is survived by wife Victoria; son Michael J.; daughter Alithea; brothers William, Peter Jr., Milton, Charles, Richard, Paul, Barret and Alan; sisters Aumua A. Radewagen, Sina Coleman and Limonmon Glenister. Services held. Donations suggested to Assumption School, Majuro, Marshall Islands. Online condolences: pc12skip18@yahoo.com.

Ruth E. Earl
Jan. 21, 2014
Ruth E. Earl, 100, of Gahanna, Ohio, an elementary school teacher, records supervisor for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Colorado and Hawaii, and an Army Air Corps radio operator who served in World War II, died in Westerville, Ohio. She was born in Gahanna. She is survived by nephew and caregiver Don and nieces Ruth E. Poth and Nancy Jansen. Services in Gahanna. Donations suggested to the memorial fund of Mifflin Presbyterian Church. Online condolences: schoedinger.com.

Samuel Unser-Gilmore Fukino
Jan. 12, 2014
Samuel Unser-Gilmore "Fuki" Fukino, 35, of Cabot, Ark., an Air Force crew chief C-130 technical sergeant, died in Jacksonville, Ark. He was born in Georgetown, Texas. He is survived by sons Sage Fukino and Ethan Everest, daughters Scarlett Fukino and Skylar Everest, former wife Michelle S. Everest, parents Barbara Unser-Fukino and Steven M. Fukino, brother Tucker and grandmothers Mary Lee Gilmore, June Unser and Jeannine Fukino. Services held in Arkansas. Donations suggested to Operation Warm Heart through any first sergeant.

Koae Fuse
Dec. 26, 2013
Koae "Ben" Fuse, 90, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired Puna Sugar Co. process supervisor, died in Keaau, Hawaii. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Kerry Fuse and Dayna Yamauchi; brother Yoshiharu; sisters Kimie Watanabe, Satsue Yoshizawa, Misae Hironaka and Toshie Miyasaki; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Judith Yoshiko Goto
Dec. 23, 2013
Judith Yoshiko "Judi" Goto, 70, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian Bank auditor, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert Y., son Kevin A., father James T. Sugiura and brother Walter Sugiura. Private services.

Walter Gouveia
Dec. 18, 2013
Walter "Papa Smooth" Gouveia, 77, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, a retired electrician, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife MaryAnn; sons Rusty, Ulysses, Christopher, Jonathan, Walter Jr., Robert and Edmond; daughter Nadine Cabalar; stepsons Ervin and Mervin; stepdaughter Brenda Torres; brother Albert; sisters Emily ReVell, May Toro and Theresa Mercado; 57 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at 94-573 Kahuanani St., Waipahu. Scattering of ashes to follow. Call 676-7484 for confirmation. Casual attire.

Tadanobu Higa
Dec. 21, 2013
Tadanobu "Uncle Palolo" Higa, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. lineman, died in a private care home. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Suzanne Shizue Isonaga
Jan. 7, 2014
Suzanne Shizue Isonaga, 92, of Aiea, a retired state Department of Education cafeteria manager, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Robert Y., daughters Mae K. and Sara C., brother Kengo Uda, sister Kiyomi Uda, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Helen K. Kekoa
Jan. 23, 2014
Helen K. Kekoa, 86, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Nani Johnston, Rochelle Kekoa and Rosamond Vesnefsi; sisters Rose Yap, Lily Rutkowski and Grace Rezentes; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tsuruo Kishi
Jan. 22, 2014
Tsuruo Kishi, 91, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Michiyo; brothers Kameo, Kazuo and Toshio; and sister Kinuko Hedani. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

Violet Nobuko Kitamura
Dec. 22, 2013
Violet Nobuko Kitamura, 88, of Honolulu, a retired clerk for Libby, McNeill and Libby, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jon, daughters Joy Anderson and Lynne Kipi, brother Albert M. Nakamoto, sisters Mary M. Ojiri and Alice F. Isobe, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Leatrice Michie Yamane Lee
Jan. 8, 2014
Leatrice Michie Yamane Lee, 75, of Kaneohe, a Honolulu Advertiser retiree, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Todd and Ken "Pu" Yamane, and Bruce, Terry, Harvey and Rodney Lee; daughter Rona Freeman; brother Minoru Yoshida; sisters Doris Okazaki, Muriel Sugiwaka and Cynthia Nishibe; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Harlan Kalani Calvo Lopes
Jan. 16, 2014
Harlan Kalani Calvo Lopes, 20, of Waimanalo, a roofer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Corina C. and Harry K., brother Kekoa C. and grandparents Corona M.Calvo, and Harry R.K. and Annell Lopes. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Maunalua Bay. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Tsuyoshi Okahara
Jan. 14, 2014
Tsuyoshi "Giger" Okahara, 86, of Honolulu, a retired billeting supervisor at Hickam Air Force Base, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in North Hilo. He is survived by wife Suni, son Baron T., daughter Sharon N. Takao, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Sean Satoshi Saito
Jan. 13, 2014
Sean Satoshi Saito, 36, of Honolulu, a Lockheed Martin senior computer systems analyst, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Akiko K., mother Donna F. Nakano, sister Carrie-Ann C. Nakashima and grandmother Helen. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Feb. 5 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Miles Kazuo Takaki
Jan. 21, 2014
Miles Kazuo Takaki, 53, of Honolulu, a site safety and health officer, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Virginia; daughters Anapalani Hartzell, Meilani Takaki and La‘amea Paleka; parents Moses and Rosing; brother Tracy; sister Nadine Grace; and two grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha School. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard Mitsuo Tamayose
Jan. 23, 2014
Richard Mitsuo Tamayose, 73, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. He is survived by wife Ginger; sons Mark and Troy Inoshita; daughters Jade-Lynn Mersburg and Mary-Lynn Ibana; brothers Ross and Stanley; sisters Ethel Mizuki, Thelma Takemoto, and Fumie and Patsy Tamayose; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m.

Tsutomu Uyema
Jan. 16, 2014
Tsutomu "Larry" Uyema, 88, of Pearl City, owner of Uyema Smoked Fish and Tuna Factory, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sonoko; son Michael; daughters Joyce Uyema, Ann Hiyane and Cheryl Arakaki; brother Ralph; sisters Winifred Nakamura, Muriel Uyema and Edith Furushima; and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Gus Yong
Jan. 24, 2014
Gus Yong, 96, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired radar and electronics technician for the Federal Aviation Administration and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laura H.Y.L., son Kingston, daughters Lana Jones and Mahealani "Mahi" Yong, sisters Ellen Lee and Bertha Lum, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stella Sumie Yoshida
Dec. 27, 2013
Stella Sumie Yoshida, 75, of Honolulu, a retired medical technologist at Tripler Army Medical Center, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother James and sisters Utako Odachi, Miyeko Fujiki and Clara Kawasaki. Private services.






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