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Obituaries

For Sunday, February 16, 2014

By Star-Advertiser staff

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Abigail Kalaniwaimoe Akima
Feb. 4, 2014
Abigail Kalaniwaimoe Akima, 85, of Lahaina, a former Naoki Steak House dishwasher, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Laki Kaahumanu and Frank K. Akima Jr., daughters Katherine Kekahuna and Tasha Akima, brother Anthony Tony Smith, sister Theresa Gomez, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Eufemio Amores Alibin
Jan. 31, 2014
Eufemio Amores Alibin, 64, of Kihei, Maui, a Hyatt Regency Maui public area supervisor and a Sands of Kahana maintenance department employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in San Julian Norte Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Teresita C.; sons Erwin, Edward, Euclid, Exsor and Elson; daughter Ernalyn Alibin-Pula; brother Julian; sisters Linda Rafanan, Magdalena Rabino, Teodora Puruganan and Julia Alibin; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Kihei. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Graveside services and burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Sandi R. Apuna
Jan. 31, 2014
Sandi R. Apuna, 66, of Mesa, Ariz., and Honolulu, a district reading interventionist with Gilbert Public Schools in Gilbert, Ariz., and a retired Army Reserve lieutenant colonel, died in Tempe, Ariz. She was born in Fort Wayne, Ind. She is survived by stepmother Charlotte Rosenberry; brother Terrone Rosenberry; stepsons Samuel III and John; stepdaughters Melanie Denny, Michelle Barker and Melissa Apuna; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, or to the American Cancer Society.

Eufronio Blen Ballesteros
Jan. 31, 2014
Eufronio Blen "Romeo" Ballesteros, 68, of Makawao, Maui, a retired grade setter with Operating Engineers Local 3 and an Army National Guard, Coast Guard and Navy veteran, died at home under hospice care. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Natividad "Naty"; son Reynaldo; daughter Andrea Norrie; brother Fernando; sisters Marina Bugtong, Candida Pastores and Josephine Espeleta; and four grandchildren. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

George Sabato Castagnola
Feb. 2, 2014
George Sabato "Cass" Castagnola, 81, of Landing, N.J., a restaurateur and a Navy veteran who served during the Korean War, died. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by sons George Jr. and John, daughter Barbara, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. March 3 at Honolulu Elks #616. Casual attire.

Edward Costorio
Feb. 12, 2014
Edward Costorio, 72, of Wailuku, an information technology programming analyst and a Navy veteran, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by son Ulrike "Andy"; daughters Ursula Costorio-Meyer and Zerwas "Ululani" Tolentino; brothers Rick and Ruben; sisters Lenora Costorio, Lorraine Akhay and Esther Criste; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. March 17 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. For more information, contact Ursula at 429-8472 or Ulu at 280-4809. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

David Thomas DeRego
Feb. 11, 2014
David Thomas DeRego, 85, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. heavy equipment operator, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Roseline; sons Leslie, Gary and Jeffrey; daughter Lisa Rodrigues; brothers William and Jim Doherty; sisters Nancy DeRego, Irene Rosa and Carol Carvalho; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Nicolas Ramos Garcia
Jan. 29, 2014
Nicolas Ramos Garcia, 88, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Saragoza, Nueva, Ecija, Philippines. He is survived by wife Gloria L.; sons Cielornilo Garcia and Roy L. Canlas; daughters Elitalina Garcia, Cherrylene G. Foskett and Crystal Canlas; sisters Gregoria Garcia, Simprosa Depano and Rufina Domingo; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Isabel Kuuipoaloha Kaha
Jan. 21, 2014
Isabel Kuuipoaloha Kaha, 90, of Wailuku, a retired Sheraton Maui housekeeper, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by son Milton, brothers Joseph and Dennis Kekiwi, sister Lani Loe, three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Gardens of Meditation. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Samuel K. Kaleiohi
Feb. 2, 2014
Samuel K. "Buff" Kaleiohi, 85, of Anahola, Kauai, a retired security guard, bus driver and County of Kauai parks employee, and an Army veteran, died in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lois; daughter Angeline; brothers Edward, Abraham, Joseph, Robert and Theodore; and sisters Evangeline Evans, Phylis Goias and Daisy Tailfeathers. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kapaa United Church of Christ. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Francis Kalaukela Kapahua Jr.
Jan. 17, 2014
Francis Kalaukela Kapahua Jr., 73, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Fire Department (Makiki station) firefighter and a retired Budget Rent-A-Car customer service agent, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Ren'ee Kapahua-Wise, Susan Goss and Michelle Hatori; sisters Claudette Naauao, Paulette Muragin and Lynnette Tong; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Jeong Soo Kim
Jan. 31, 2014
Jeong Soo Kim, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by son Dong Pil Seo and daughter Gina Suh. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kam-Nam United Methodist Church, 1650 Kalakaua Ave.

Karen Sue Kopec
Feb. 10, 2014
Karen Sue Kopec, 57, of Wailuku, owner of Maui Beads in Paradise, died at home. She was born in Wichita, Kan. She is survived by husband Howard, son Justin, and brothers Jeff and Kirk Schwien. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Saramae Williams Landers
Feb. 10, 2014
Saramae Williams Landers, 107, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Renton, Wash., school district guidance counselor, died at home. She was born in Samaria, Idaho. She is survived by son Lewis F., daughter Sara Burgess, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. Services in Boise, Idaho.

Benjamin Jose Mariano
Feb. 7, 2014
Benjamin Jose Mariano, 89, of Lahaina, a retired Royal Lahaina Hotel steward, died at home. He was born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Veronica, daughter Fely Carbonell, brothers Samuel and Bernardo, sisters Laura Lalica and Leonida Corpuz, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

Agustina Patoc Martin
Feb. 10, 2014
Agustina Patoc Martin, 96, of Mililani died in Waipahu. She was born in Lapaz, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Romel; daughters Florence Teano, Lucinda Fairchild and Anita Williams; sisters Violeta Pinera and Rosamunda Domingo; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 1 at Christ the King Church, Kahului. Mass at noon.

Patricia F. Nacua
Feb. 7, 2014
Patricia F. Nacua, 93, of Wailuku, a self-employed travel agent, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Dwight B. and Alvin H., daughters Beryl Bartakke and Sylvia "Mealani" Malaqui, hanai daughter Francine Yagi, hanai sister Juliet Lum, 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. No wreaths. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Mamo Jean Peltier Pomroy Otineru
Feb. 9, 2014
Mamo Jean Peltier Pomroy Otineru, 69, of Hilo, a Unity House Inc. travel coordinator, died in Hilo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Henry K. "Skosh" Pomroy III and Spencer K. "Poco" Pomroy, daughter Jamesie K. "Serena" Pomroy, sister Napua Peltier, 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

Joseph Robello Jr.
Jan. 29, 2014
Joseph Robello Jr., 80, of Wahiawa died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Edward C.K., James "Kimo" and Solomon K.; daughters Rosalind R. Robello and Kellie Ann A. Taylor; brother Charles; sister Lavern Maurice; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Magic Island.

Ralph Sandobal
Dec. 20, 2013
Ralph Sandobal, 72, of Aiea, a retiree of Sears in Alhambra, Calif., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jason L., daughter Jill N.M. Ayala, brothers Rodney M. and Steven, sisters Angeline "Cookie" Boruck and Valerie A. Astin, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Flowers welcome.

Arnold Marcos Tomas
Feb. 7, 2014
Arnold Marcos Tomas, 47, of Kahului, a construction industry worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Keoni, Kekoa and Kawika Vinuya-Tomas; daughters Azza and Cadye Vinuya-Tomas; father Victor Sr.; brother Nelson; and sisters Marivic Orpilla and Kharen Tomas. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Francis Yoshio Uyeno
Jan. 19, 2014
Francis Yoshio Uyeno, 92, of Ewa, an Ewa Plantation retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Asae "Harriet," son Russell, daughter Janice Nasu, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.






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