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Obituaries

For Tuesday, February 4, 2014


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Rogie Andaya
Dec. 29, 2013
Rogie "Roy" Andaya, 73, of Honolulu, a retired American Electric Co. electrician, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Carmelita and daughter January M. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Michael Bruce Assily
Jan. 24, 2014
Michael Bruce Assily, 36, of Aiea died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Mahina; sons Kamuela, Kamakana and Kaulana; parents Theresa A.M. Tamasayo and Samir Assily; brothers Jonathan and Christopher; and grandmother Galu M. Aloisio. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

Lila Chun Chrystal
Jan. 17, 2014
Lila Chun Chrystal, 82, of Honolulu, retired director of nursing for the Hawaii State Hospital and an administrative nurse for the state Department of Health, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by brothers Henry and Thomas Chun, and sisters Grace Siu and Gladys Lee. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 12 at Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Mass: 9 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. Feb. 13 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Jonathan Hal Curimao
Jan. 10, 2014
Jonathan Hal "Jonna" Curimao, 53, of Lahaina, a self-employed landscaper and an Army National Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by companion Ginney Ripp; son Tyler; daughter Kiana; parents Mariano Curimao and Elizabeth Edlao; stepfather Herman Edlao; brothers Tubs, Eddie and Bully Curimao, George Laikupu and Clayton Cockett; sister Makanani Catugal; stepbrother Greg; stepsisters Kelly and Stacy; and grandmother Concordia. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation and services: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow in Lahaina. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

William Gary Enos
Jan. 22, 2014
William Gary Enos, 69, of Kaneohe, a 3M sales representative and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rose; daughter Brandi Hino; stepsons Thomas Kelii and Dennis Silva; stepdaughters Leila Battease, Tracy Damitio and Tanya Borengasser; brothers Michael and Robert; sisters Marilyn Fox and Joyle Goldberg; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

Kaaren Sue Farmer
Jan 10, 2014
Kaaren Sue Farmer, 72, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Sleepy Eye, Minn. She is survived by daughters Lori Recio, Shelly Cabanting and Kristen Duffy; brothers Thomas and Russell Berkner; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Alan K. Gushikuma
Jan. 21, 2014
Alan K. "Gushi" Gushikuma, 71, of Kaneohe, a Servco Auto Windward salesman, died in Kailua. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Jennifer; sons Scot, Ross, Chad and Dean; brother Wayne; sisters Roberta Nagano and Melanie Gushikuma; and a grandchild. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Kaneohe Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Kent Sadao Hamamoto
Jan. 22, 2014
Kent Sadao "Kento" Hamamoto, 56, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a Hilo Public Library supervisor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Kert. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Harry Teisuke Higa
Jan. 17, 2014
Harry Teisuke Higa, 92, of Kailua, a retired heavy equipment mechanic for Peter Kiewit and an Army veteran, died in a private care home. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by wife Jean H., sons Blake and Keith, sister Nancy Yamauchi, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Roberta Elizabeth Holi
Jan. 16, 2014
Roberta ElizabethHoli, 78, of Pearl City, a sales employee, died in Puuwai o Makaha. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph Jr. and Stanford; daughters Beverly Wong, Laverne "Miki," Holi, Dawn Kunishige and Jonelle "Joey" Bigornia; 27 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

Paul Tadashi Kashiwabara
Jan. 18, 2014
Paul Tadashi Kashiwabara, 95, of Kaneohe, a retired self-employed carpenter and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by son Glenn K. and daughter Gail K. Private services.

Annette Shizuko Sugita Kubojiri
Jan. 26, 2014
Annette Shizuko Sugita Kubojiri, 80, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Keeau School cafeteria employee, died at home. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Frederick; sons Harry, Kenneth and Edwin; daughters Marian Hasegawa and Chako Kubojiri; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Vern Kupuka‘a
Jan. 1, 2014
Vern Kupuka‘a, 65, of Honolulu, a meat cutter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary C.; daughters Tammy and Cheryl Kupuka‘a, and Fern Kupuka‘a-Sotelo; hanai daughter Reyne; brother Na Kua Ana; sister Patricia; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary.

Scilla Lin-Ho Maluina
Jan. 26, 2014
Scilla Lin-Ho Maluina, 57, of Honolulu, a tour coordinator, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clinton, Danny B. and Jason; daughters Pauline and Pela; parents Clinton and Blossom Yoshikawa; brother Joe; and eight grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at Sand Island Beach Park. Casual attire. For more information, contact Ui at 861-9164 or Clinton at 853-0880.

Momoye Matoba
Jan. 21, 2014
Momoye Matoba, 105, of Anaheim, Calif., formerly of Honomu, Hawaii, died. She was born in Honomu. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Dennis, daughter Shirley Nishioka, sisters Aiko and Itsuko, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services held in Anaheim. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: fukuimortuary.com.

Lagimavae Mauai
Jan. 4, 2014
Lagimavae "Lagi" Mauai, 63, of Waianae, a former Paradise Cove employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Fagasa, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Tuvalemaalii, Faaolataga and Agatevaa Mauai, and Leon Jose Jr.; daughters Faafofogaitatalo, Lepepaina and Faafuasei; brothers Mulimuli, Malaki, John and Joshua Alailefaleula; sisters Ferila Primus, Saofaiga Faitaua, Asenati Palaita and Rose Saau; 30 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Charlotte Leihulu Naki
Jan. 22, 2014
Charlotte Leihulu Naki, 63, of Lahaina, a Subway employee at Whalers Village, Kaanapali, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Brandon D. Costa-Naki; daughters Cathy Nacua, Carol Kalehuawehe and Lyndell and Chardell Naki; brothers Samson, Anthony and Sheldon Biga, and Samuel Pagatpatan; sister Yolanda Dizon; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Carol Ann Navas
Jan. 9, 2014
CarolAnn Navas, 64, of Honolulu died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Jessica; brothers Edward Jr. and Allan; sisters Phyllis Rivera, Deborah Naman, Betty Din and Christina Kiaha; and a grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 622 N. Judd St. Services: 5 p.m.

Martin Stanley Oliver
Jan. 24, 2014
Martin Stanley Oliver, proprietor of The Land Office Inc. in Laupahoehoe and Naalehu, and former manager for Dairy Queen in Waimea, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in McLennan, Alberta. He is survived by wife Violet P.H.; son Bryan M.; stepsons Troy Cross, Anthony Ganir and Larry and Morgan Balbarino; stepdaughter Tracey Salmo; hanai brothers Harold and Edward Potraz; hanai sisters Cindy Clarke and Luci Patri; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at Aunty Sally's Luau Hale, 755 Piilani St., Hilo. Aloha attire.

Richard Tsuneki Omija Jr.
Jan. 26, 2014
Richard Tsuneki "Richie Boy" Omija Jr., 58, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii County construction inspector and road supervisor, died at home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife LuciAnn, son Robert, daughters Rikki and Rachel, parents Richard and Thelma, brother Michael and sister Katie Hokama. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at Naalehu Community Center. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Rolland Bernard Keonaona Peahu Sr.
Jan. 30, 2014
Rolland Bernard Keonaona Peahu Sr., 81, of Lihue, a retired employee of HawaiianAirlines and Kauai Surf, died at home. He was born in Nawiliwili, Kauai. He is survived by daughter Rowena Leake, son Rolland, sisters Lani Schumacher and Laola Rapoza, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 13 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery.

Tsunao Saiki
Jan. 25, 2014
Tsunao Saiki, 84, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Young Bros. machine operator and an Army veteran who served in the KoreanWar, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kukuiula, Kauai. He is survived by wife Gertrude, son Wayne, daughter Michele Kaneshige, sisters Midori Ogawa and Gladys Ayano, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jane Kimiko Sawai
Jan. 5, 2014
Jane Kimiko Sawai, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Pan American World Airways flight kitchen worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lionel K., Clarence T. Jr. and Norman N.; daughters Dianne A. Oshiro and Jeanine T. Watanabe; brother Yoshito Nakashima; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Updated service information for an obituary published Monday.

Francis Lucky Shafer
Jan. 23, 2014
Francis Lucky Shafer, 69, of Kailua-Kona, owner of Lucky's Concrete Pumping, Konawaena High School football coach, kempo karate instructor and professional music entertainer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Karen; son Lance; daughter Nanishell Shafer-Robins; sisters Marie Munn, Margaret Pollard, Patricia Malic and Mary Peralta; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua-Kona 2nd Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, monetary offerings suggested to Lance Shafer at P.O. Box 3087, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

Wilfred Yutaka Shimotsu
Jan. 20, 2014
Wilfred Yutaka Shimotsu, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Board of Water Supply inspector and an Army veteran who served in World WarII, died at Hospice Hawaii Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife IvyA., daughter Renee C. Michioka, sister Aiko S. Miyatake, a grandchild, two great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Primotivo Sombrio
Jan. 7, 2014
Primotivo "Patrick" Sombrio, 69, of Kaneohe, a musician with Germaine's Luau and Arthur Lyman, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Patrick Jr. and Aaron; daughters Fonda Ash and Summer Sombrio; brothers Celestino and Denis Gibo; sisters Diane Feliciano, Norma Martinez, Anita Takiue, Shirley Souza and Yolanda and Abbie Gibo; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

David Alan Tetz
Jan. 27, 2014
David Alan Tetz, 60, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a carpenter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Champaign, Ill. He is survived by companion Judy Egger, son Adam, daughters Amanda Grove and Jasmine Melsa, father Ronald, brother Karl, sisters Susan Mason and Nancy Johnson, and nine grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at Punaluu Beach Park.

Stephen Trofka
Jan. 17, 2014
Stephen "Barry" Trofka, 68, of Makawao, Maui, a Singer Sewing Machine Co. employee, West Penn Power lineman, Coca-Cola Co. truck driver and silversmith, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in New Kensington, Pa. He is survived by son Shane and sister Barbara T. DiPalma. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church, Keokea. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Jean Mitsuko Yonaha
Jan. 25, 2014
Jean Mitsuko Yonaha, 85, of Honolulu, a Endodontic Associates office manager, died in Honolulu. She was born on Hawaii island. She is survived by son Derek Terada, daughter Dawn Kattengell and brothers Roy and Charles S. Uehara. Private services.

Yoshiko Yoza
Jan. 19, 2014
Yoshiko Yoza, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Regent Hotel seamstress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. She is survived by son Gerald Y., daughter Judith Okamoto, sister Haruko Nakasone, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.






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