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Obituaries

For Tuesday, March 11, 2014


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Mark Makoto Akita
Feb. 4, 2014
Mark Makoto Akita, 82, of Honolulu, a musician and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother George and sister Nobuko "Mary" Seriguchi. Private services.

Floyd Edward Bernier-Nachtwey
March 1, 2014
Floyd Edward Bernier-Nachtwey, 72, of Hilo, a retired graphic designer, died at home. He was born in Wisconsin. He is survived by wife Pauline, sons O and U Krs-Krs, daughter I Trinity and brother Michael Nachtwey. Private services.

Leslie Arthur Botelho
March 5, 2014
Leslie Arthur "Les" Botelho, 71, of Hilo, a retired superintendent for the Hawaii County Motor Pool Division, owner of L&B Trucking LLC and former Hilo Iron Works welder, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betty Jean; sons Anson Botelho, Kyle Schuman and Dalston Cortez; daughters Martha Rodillas, Wendy Botelho-Cortez, Peggy Kealoha and Ellie-Jean Kalawe; brother Brien; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Scott Allen Calistro
Feb. 24, 2014
Scott Allen Calistro, 51, of Kailua, a gardener for St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and St. John Vianney Catholic Church, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Raymond and Tyson, and sisters Cathy Hamasaki and Diane Moses. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

Lorie Phillips Call
Feb. 28, 2014
Dr. Lorie Phillips Call, 70, of Princeville, Kauai, a chiropratic doctor in California, died at home. She was born in Glendale, Calif. She is survived by husband Lynn; son Shawn; daughters Dalana Rayne, Kathie Ensign and Karen Mortensen; sister Pauline McCosh; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life held at Hanalei Pier.

Thelma Chu Chang
Feb. 13, 2014
Thelma Chu Chang, 95, of Honolulu, a former owner of Riviera Hair Fashions, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Marian Yap and Hester Pang. Private services.

Dennis K.M. Ching
March 6, 2014
Dennis K.M. Ching, 64, of Wailuku, owner of Happy Valley Auto Shop, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sherry S.; sons Kimo, Kalani and Bryson Ching, Jason Fujimoto Ching and J.R. Fuqua; daughter Tootsie; hanai sons Dillon Eiland and Blacks Poouahi; brothers Bill and Jeff; sister Linda Mahoe; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Edward Costorio
Feb. 12, 2014
Edward Costorio, 72, of Wailuku, an information technology programming analyst and a Navy veteran, died in Wailuku. 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. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Robert Emmett Dickie
Feb. 27, 2014
Robert Emmett "Bob" Dickie, 86, of Kailua, a director of properties and facilities for Pan American Airways and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Janice, son Robert T., daughters Nalani Tanabe and Dawn Dickie-Stewart, and five grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Mary Ann Dickson
Feb. 4, 2014
Mary Ann Dickson, 82, of Honolulu, a retired real estate agent, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Michael, daughter Laura Chinen, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

Walter Sadayuki Harada
March 1, 2014
Walter Sadayuki "Sada" Harada, 85, of Waipahu, formerly of Honolulu, a retired limousine driver and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Glenn S., daughter Lynn K. Yokoyama and two grandchildren. Private services.

Raylan Glen Hedrix
March 2, 2014
Raylan Glen Hedrix, also known as "Aina" and "Cowboy," 45, of Kailua, a mason and merchant seaman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Cassidy K. Kaloi, brother Lyle and sisters Lorrae M. Ioane and Raenell K. Kaloi. Services at a later date. Donations suggested to Paolani Rehab.

Florence Yoshino Ichinose
March 4, 2014
Florence Yoshino Ichinose, 101, of Honolulu, a state Department of Taxation retiree, died in Hiolani Care Center at Kahala Nui. She was born in Waipio. She is survived by stepson Dr. Benjamin, sister Nancy S. Oda, seven step-grandchildren and 16 step-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.

Mary T. Ikeda
Feb. 21, 2014
Mary T. Ikeda, 77, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Mildred Arita, Leatrice Sasaki, Betty Shiroma, Grace Rhoads, Lillian Lieberman and Florence and Jeanette Ikeda. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Linda K. Jicha
Jan. 29, 2014
Linda K. Jicha, 66, of Mililani, a federal government retiree, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Spokane, Wash. She is survived by husband Harvey J.; sons Jonathan and James K.; daughter Stephanie L. Newton; brothers Ken, Michael and Dennis Regan; sisters Pam Pipkin and Sharon Bryan; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Christopher Liwai Joseph
Feb. 11, 2014
Christopher Liwai "Buddy" Joseph, 63, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Levi; daughters Shayna, Farah "Kulia" and T.J.; brothers Cupid "Helei" III, Kalani "Meka" and Walter "Ho'i" Joseph, and Ernest "Kalei," Eugene "Kalani," Everette "Hoku" and Edwin "Ali'i" Goo; sisters Julie Kassebeer and Eunice "Ming Toi" Goo; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Tadao Kamisato
Feb. 15, 2014
Tadao Kamisato, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired Windward Builders carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Iris T.; son Wayne T.; daughters Lori Ann Y.K. Ohama and Karilynn K.K. Arase; sisters Jessie Teruya, Jane Larson and Gladys Kamisato; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Kyle Palani Kurata
Feb. 18, 2014
Kyle Palani Kurata, 58, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Joanne M., parents Clara and Francis, brother Kevin and sister Kim Macwilliams. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

Cy Keiji Matsuoka
Feb. 21, 2014
Cy Keiji Matsuoka, 63, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Telcom cable splicer and a safety officer at Koko Head Shooting Complex, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon S.; sons Kyle P., Ikaika and Kekoa; and a grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eunice Y.M. Mow
Feb. 21, 2014
Eunice Y.M. Mow, 94, of Aiea, a Trans-Alaska Pipeline accounting clerk, died in Aiea. She was born in Waiawa. She is survived by brothers Henry, Kui Pin and Richard; and sisters Ethel Zane, Frances Ching and Vivian Hee. Private services.

Gaylian C. Mun
Feb. 12, 2014
Gaylian C. Mun, 76, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jeffrey; daughters Laurie Onizuka, Melva Mun, Kimberlee Fujimoto and Celeste Barry; brother Douglas Ching; sister Sylvia Fujiwara; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Phyllis S.N. Muraoka
Feb. 17, 2014
Phyllis S.N. Muraoka, 57, of Honolulu, an office manager for Sanford D. Goto Inc., died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wayne H., son Mark H., daughter Mari K. and mother Helen K. Nakasone. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Alban's Chapel, 'Iolani School campus. Services: 4:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Julia Y.T. Nip
Feb. 2, 2014
Julia Y.T. Nip, 98, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alfred "Timmy," daughter Carol Choy, brothers Hung Kee and Hung Chee Tom, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Myrtle Midori Odachi
Feb. 26, 2014
Myrtle Midori Odachi, 77, of Pearl City, a retired computer programmer for Wahiawa Navy Installation, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Dawnn Y. Odachi-Davis; brothers Keith, Mike and Ike; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 18 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Roy Takeshi Okubo
Jan. 21, 2014
Roy Takeshi Okubo, 64, of Honolulu, formerly of Kohala, Hawaii, an electrician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kohala. He is survivd by sons Ian and Ron, brother Myron and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Jamie Oshiro
Feb. 6, 2014
Jamie "Ufugusiku" Oshiro, 53, of Honolulu, a sales representative, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Albert, brother Myles, sisters Michelle Chang and Robin Kotani, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Toho No Hikari, 3510 Nuuanu Pali Drive. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Miriam Naholowaaokamakaiokapololu Woolsey Jay Reed
Jan. 16, 2014
Miriam Naholowaaokamakaiokapololu Woolsey Jay Reed, 102, of Manoa Valley, a retired assistant vice president for Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan. died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Albert "Eddie" and Bernard Jay, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sadamu Saiki
Feb. 21, 2014
Sadamu "Sada" Saiki, 88, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired maintenance technician for Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort, manager of Ala Moana Bowl in Lihue and an Army veteran, died in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Reiko; son Nolan Omi; daughters Sadie Sunada, Colette Saiki, Raleen Pascua and Leesha Kawamura; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Paul Zenko Sakomizu
Feb. 7, 2014
Paul Zenko Sakomizu, 62, of Honolulu, an inventor and musician, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Kyoto, Japan. He is survived by son Jason Eklund, daughter Chandra Eklund, mother Cecilia Y. Takaki, brother David Takaki, sisters Cecilia N. Marchese and Teresa S. Pang, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Edward Annett Scholes
Feb. 16, 2014
Edward Annett Scholes, 77, of Las Vegas, an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Upland, Pa. He is survived by wife Evelyn K., sons David and Jeff Kawaguchi, daughter Evelyn Wong, brothers Donald and John, sister Blanche and three grandchildren. Private services.

Doris Jene Sharlon
Feb. 14, 2014
Doris Jene Sharlon, 86, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Makaha. She was born in Madisonville, Ky. She is survived by sons Steven Hobbs and Michael Sharlon; daughters Toni Hambaro, Kathi Sharlon and Mari-Anne Goo; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

Chisato Shintani
Feb. 25, 2014
Chisato Shintani, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Edward, Stacey and Jay; brother Yoshiyuki Nagaki; sisters Mitsue Aoki and Doreen Maeda; and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

William Roger Teague Jr.
Feb. 20, 2014
William Roger Teague Jr., 67, of Hilo, a retired civil service firefighter for the U.S. Army at Pohakuloa Training Area, a former police officer in Epping, N.H., and a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Exeter, N.H. He is survived by wife Shirley, son Roger, daughter Tasha, brothers Michael St. John and Donald Maynard, sister Jackie Lemmon and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday at the family residence in Hilo. Casual attire.

Harold Takeshi Tokunaga
March 4, 2014
Harold Takeshi Tokunaga, 81, of Kailua, a retired vice president of finance for Windward Servco Pacific and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Merle, sons Cary and Shane, daughters Wendy Tokunaga and Michelle Marumoto-Kaleimamahu, brothers Henry and James, 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. March 18 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Gaylord Kekoa Williams
March 5, 2014
Gaylord Kekoa "Kahu" Williams, 81, of Lihue, a Lihue First Church minister, died at home. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife June S., sons Jonathan and David, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 22 at Lihue First Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Miyoko Yagi
Feb. 14, 2014
Miyoko Yagi, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Ebisu Catering manager and a retired liquor store owner, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Thelma Arakawa, Irene Yagi, Claire Lou Yoneji, Sheila Harker and Kary Lee Ota; sisters Tomoyo Kaneshiro, Sarah Mitchell, Kay Suga and Jane Makinodan; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Pamela Young
March 3, 2014
Pamela Young, 59, of Honolulu, a Marmol Hawaii employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Kanoe and Makana, and sisters Ellen "Kookie" Smith and Priscilla "Momi" Davin. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Ka Hale Hoano o ke Akua, 1760 Nalani St. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Ruby Ching Yuen
Feb. 9, 2014
Ruby Ching Yuen, 97, of Honolulu, an Aloha Airlines reservationist, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clifford Jr., Newton and Brooks; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.






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