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Obituaries

For Tuesday, February 11, 2014


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Peter Ahoe Akimo
Jan. 30, 2014
Peter Ahoe Akimo, 86, of Kailua, a retired vice president and operations manager for Sun Van Moving Co., died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pauline "Leinaalaz"; sons Peter III and George Akimo, and Michael and Kimo Palenapa; daughters Maile Collignon, Cindy Wilson, Mary Akimo-Luuwai and Brandy Akimo; sisters Thelma Maile and Leina Lewis; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Charles Tadao Aoki
Jan. 27, 2014
Charles Tadao Aoki, 56, of Kaneohe, an information technology specialist for the University of Hawaii, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Van Ko, mother Shirley I. and brother Wayne. Visitation: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Toshio Araki
Jan. 17, 2014
Toshio Araki, 85, of Mililani, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. accountant, died in Mililani. He was born in Wailea, Maui. He is survived by wife Jane; son Clinton; daughters Janice Reisch, Eunice Araki and Jody Fong; sister Shirley Kai; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m.

Baltazar Porte Barroga
Jan. 11, 2014
Baltazar Porte Barroga, 91, of Ewa Beach, a retired Oahu Sugar Co. employee, died in Waipahu. He was born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Elpidio C., brother Hector, sister Somera, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Roy Asprin Burns Jr.
Feb. 5, 2014
Roy Asprin Burns Jr., 51, of Lahaina, a security guard, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Balbina, son Ryan, daughter Reanne, mother Cecilia and brothers Roy R., Robert and Christopher. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Joseph Elaban
Jan. 17, 2014
Joseph Elaban, 85, of Kailua, a retired maintenance foreman for National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, died in Kailua. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons William W., Joseph Jr. and Tommy L.; daughters Geraldine and Catherine L.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Lowell Dale Kanani Farias
Jan. 27, 2014
Lowell Dale Kanani Farias, 50, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Adam, Dale, Kaleo, Kaipo, Chad and Wyatt; daughter Ashley; sisters Deborah and Donna; and 12 grandchildren. Services pending.

Eugene Bal Dunn Gleason
Jan. 28, 2014
Eugene Bal Dunn Gleason, also known as Kini Gleason, 74, of Honolulu, an electronic data processing auditor for First Hawaiian Bank and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen Knudsen Gleason; sons Kevin K., Brian K. and Michael A.; brother Patrick H. Jr.; sister Rhoda N. Vierra; and nine grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Malama Maunalua, P.O. Box 240421, Honolulu, HI 96824; or online at malamanaunalua.org.

Yoshiaki Higa
Jan. 15, 2014
Yoshiaki Higa, 84, of Waipahu, a retired McKesson truck driver and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in North Hilo. He is survived by brother Gengoro and sisters Hatsue Kinoshita and Clara Kajiwara. Private services.

Edwin Masaaki Hiroshige
Feb. 7, 2014
Edwin Masaaki "Hiro" Hiro-shige, 68, of Honolulu, a state Department of Transportation retiree and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Brandon, daughters Kristine Lai and Brittany Albertson, sister Mae Lum and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Suzanne Hirota
Jan. 27, 2014
Suzanne Hirota, 58, of Hilo died. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by husband Lyle, mother Setsuko Asato, brother Kelly Asato and sister Laureen Asato. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Tamie Hori
Jan. 30, 2014
Tamie Hori, 98, of Honolulu, a retired Union Supply Co. seamstress, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Stanley, daughter Jean K. Katsuda, brother Fred Ishikawa and six grandchildren. Private services.

Etsuko Emi Horiuchi
Jan. 12, 2014
Etsuko Emi Horiuchi, 71, of Honolulu, a retired Antonio Benvienuto cosmetologist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Frank M., son Paul A.Q. Hofmann, daughter Satomi E. Hoffman, sister Hisako Yamaguchi and a grandchild. Private services.

Thomas Abraham Keolanui
Jan. 4, 2014
Thomas Abraham "Tutu Man" Keolanui, 75, of Kapolei, a retired Chevron truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Richard Fitzsimmons, daughters Carol Duncan and Claire Hueu, sister Sarah Pierson, 19 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Kapolei. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Tetsuo Kunihiro
Feb. 6, 2014
Tetsuo Kunihiro, 90, of Hilo, a retired agricultural crew chief for Mauna Kea Sugar Co. and an independent cane planter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Yukie; son Nelson; daughters Lillian You, Stella Nojiri and Janet Nishihira; brothers Tamio and Jerry; sisters Gladys Tone and Sachiko Gun Salus; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alana Wong Lau
Dec. 15, 2013
Alana Wong Lau, 87, of Honolulu, an attorney, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Laurie L. Cairns and Lisa L. Ming, brothers Livingston and Alvin Wong, sister Lavinia Wong and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Private inurnment. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Alvin and Trudy Wong Ohana Scholarship at the East-West Center Foundation, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848-16901.

Gayle Lee
Feb. 4, 2014
Gayle Lee, 72, of Honolulu, a Marina Hawaii Vacations broker in charge, died at home. She was born in Michigan. She is survived by daughters Nicole N.L. Mowat and Monique Appleton, and five grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Monday at Outrigger Canoe Club. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire.

Yiu Po Lee
Feb. 4, 2014
Yiu Po "Bobby" Lee, 61, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by wife Betty, sons Brian and Benjamin, parents King Fai Lee and Kit Man Lee Lai, and sisters Juanna Young and Jennifer Padilla. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 1:30 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Ronald Shigenobu Miyasato
Feb. 7, 2014
Ronald Shigenobu Miyasato, 99, of Hilo, a retired Shell Oil Co. kerosene jobber, died in Pohai Malama. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Grace; sons Gilbert and William Miya-sato, and Mitsuchi Miyasato Uechi; daughters Sheila Watson, Patricia Nakamoto, Harriet Kawamoto and Christine Ostrow; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Holy Cross. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Marion Setsuko Miyazaki
Jan. 25, 2014
Marion Setsuko Miyazaki, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Kress Store head cashier, died in Hale Ho Aloha. She was born in Haina, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Hiroji and brother Mamoru Hanamoto. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Edith Fusaye Mizuno
Dec. 27, 2013
Edith Fusaye Mizuno, 92, of Waipahu, formerly of Mililani, a retired Panasonic accountant, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by sister-in-law Edith S. and numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

Lillian Siu Kin Wong Mori
Jan. 17, 2014
Lillian Siu Kin Wong Mori, 98, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Rose S.Y. Chong. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com

Bert Torao Nishihara
Jan. 19, 2014
Bert Torao Nishihara, 60, of Waipahu, a state accountant, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol Ann, sons Stephen and Scott, daughter Kristen and sister Sharon Mitani. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alex Noh
Feb. 6, 2014
Alex Noh, 80, of Honolulu, a broadcaster and disc jockey for KUMU radio, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Beatrice Minn and Loretta N. Lee. Private services.

Sherille Leimamo Ramos-Akai
Feb. 3, 2014
Sherille Leimamo Ramos-Akai, 71, of Aiea, a retired Sansei warehouse clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph, Paul and John Mark Akai; brothers Joseph and John Kuahuia; sister Cynthia Hauwea; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Elisa Yago Sarte
Jan. 19, 2014
Elisa Yago Sarte, 88, of Aiea, an employee of St. Francis Hospital and the state Department of Transportation Airports Division, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawi, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Jaime, Francisco and Jovann; daughters Andrea Teague and Florence Castillo; brother Melicio Yago; sister Magdelina Yago; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to hurricane victims of the Philippines. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Hidetaka Sato
Jan. 18, 2014
Hidetaka "Paisan" Sato, 89, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired carpenter, coffee farmer and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honaunau. He is survived by son Alvin, daughter Claudia, brother Kenji, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Ellie Pajar Segismundo
Feb. 1, 2014
Ellie Pajar Segismundo, 78, of New Jersey, a retired New York Hilton Hotel floor supervisor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband John E.; sons Jerry P. and Jun P.; daughters Leilani S. Lofranco, Gigi Rose S. Skinner and Armi Grace S. Sanseverino; brothers Josefino "Piping," Mario, Regino "Rhey" and Dozenio "Zen"; sisters Teresita "Tessie" Lilker, Saima P. Syed and Catherine P. "Cathy" Quema; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Vincent Mitsuru Tanaka
Jan. 29, 2014
Vincent Mitsuru Tanaka, 63, of Honolulu, a retired HPC Foods sales manager, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Betty, son Brandon, daughter Erin and brother David. Services: 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Aloha attire.

Kiyoko Terao
Jan. 22, 2014
Kiyoko "Kay" Terao, 94, of Kapaa, Kauai, formerly of Ewa, a retired state employee, died in Wailua Homesteads, Kauai. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Ryne and Lindy; brothers Robert, James and Clifton Saiki; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Wright Ernest Upchurch
Dec. 12, 2013
Wright Ernest "Buddy" Upchurch, 76, of Kapolei, a retired quality assurance specialist for Rockwell International Rocketdyne Division and an Air Force veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret; sons Allen, Ransom and Wesley; daughter Anna; brother James; sisters Caroline St. Germaine and Roberta Kalilikane; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Enchy Uremwech
Jan. 10, 2014
Enchy Uremwech, 74, of Kahului died at home. He was born in Chuuk, Micronesia. He is survived by wife Markarita Diney; sons Louis, Bilis and Edson Uremwech, and Riken Saimon; daughters Tachie Jessy, Lisi Raed, Elipi Sillo, Malinta Engopel, Atele Angesou and Ellen Josa; brothers Stomy and Ezra; sisters Rucy Joseph, Elizabeth David and Sucy Paul; and 19 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Burial in Chuuk. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Mildred M. Whitney
Jan. 18, 2014
Mildred M. "Millie" Whitney, 79, of Wailuku, a World Book Encyclopedia sales manager and a children's librarian for Kahului Public Library, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Mark, daughter Lois, sister Lois Mark and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Po'okela Church, Makawao. Services: 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, Hospice Maui or American Heart Association. Online condolences: millie.whitney.muchloved.com.

Jack W.S. Yamashiro
Dec. 21, 2013
Jack W.S. Yamashiro, 91, of Kailua, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Medical Detachment, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marian, daughter Susan Wang, sister Martha and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Shigeo Yamashita
Jan. 31, 2014
Shigeo Yamashita, 94, of Wailuku, a retired carpenter and an Army Tec 4, died at home. He was born in Huelo, Maui. He is survived by brother Sueo and sisters Sally Hinaga and Sybil Herbrick. Services: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at Makawao Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and monetary offerings, donations suggested to Hospice Maui. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.






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