For Monday, March 17, 2014
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Mar 17, 2014
Henry Olaf Burns Jr.
March 11, 2014
Henry Olaf Burns Jr., 70, of Haiku, Maui, a retired heavy equipment operator in the construction industry, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Cynthia N., son Allan H., daughter Allison P., brothers Casmer "Toots" and Michael, and sisters Bernice Montalvo and Myra Pelligrino. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Alfred Gene Cordeiro
March 9, 2014
Alfred Gene Cordeiro, 53, of Ewa Beach, a former manager for Waiawa Nursery, died in Aiea. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sharen, mother Mae Jean and brother Eddie G. Private services.
Benjamin Policar Joco
Feb. 23, 2014
Benjamin Policar Joco, 79, of Waipahu, a Navy veteran and retired welder for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 26, died in Honolulu. He was born in Cavite, Philippines. He is survived by wife Felicisima J., son Jeremy B.J., daughter Jessamine M.J. Songheng, brothers Rustico P. and Avelino P., sister Julia P. and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church, 830 Main St. Program: 9:30 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.
Itumalo Latuaoa Lafua
Feb. 23, 2014
Itumalo Latuaoa Lafua, 43, of Honolulu, an inventory clerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Faiese E.; daughter Latuaoa V.; hanai son Mason Galletes; hanai daughter Hunter Galletes; parents High Talking Chief I'aulualo Sitaiai and Latuaoa Maileoi; brothers Isaako Galletes, Reupena Sitaiai, Galueituvaa T. and Tuiafono Maileoi, and Naiuli I'aulualo; and sisters Faalagilagi Fo'ilefutu, Tauli M. Niumata, Tu'ula Foaina Leutele and Aiganofolelei Tuimaseve. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ierusalema Fou (Samoan Congregational Christian Church of Honolulu). Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.
March 5, 2014
Hansheng Lei, 60, of Honolulu, an administrative chief for the government of the People's Republic of China, died at home. He was born in Guangdong, China. He is survived by wife Hongzhu Yang and daughter Jun Yan Lei. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. No services. Casual attire.
Jan. 17, 2014
Virginia Magaoay, 85, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by sons Victorino, Larry and Kamana; daughters Cresencia Rulloda, Esther Magaoay, Erica Tate and Kainoa Rodriguez; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
March 4, 2014
Barbara Matu'u, 76, of Waipahu, a Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center ward clerk, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Sofa'i Sofa'i Jr. and Vincent T. Matu'u Jr.; daughter Blanche; sisters Makerita Iosefo, Malia Palenapa, Pelenatete Waddilove and Christina N. Timoteo; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Family Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow.
March 4, 2014
Clay Minter, 58, of Wahiawa, a retired union painter and Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Austin, Texas. He is survived by wife Dianne, parents Rondel "Bud" and Bobbie, and brothers Matt and Stewart. Private services to be held at a later date.
John Francis Mitchell
March 1, 2014
John Francis Mitchell, 91, of Ewa Beach, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Community Living Center at Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by wife Veronica; son Robert M.; daughters Olivia and Deanna Rezentes, Vee Medeiros, Kimberlyn Ah Hee and Chaminade Ornellas; sister Diane Taylor; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Committal services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
Amy Fumie Mizukami
Feb. 25, 2014
Amy Fumie Mizukami, 90, of Wailuku, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Mel, daughters Janice Tsukada and Karen Apana, sisters Kay Ishigami and Rose Furuya, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. March 24 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Robert S. Oshiro
Feb. 19, 2014
Robert S. Oshiro, 89, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Robert J. and daughters Diane Fukino and Juliann and Lori Oshiro. Visitation: 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 8:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
March 9, 2014
Faamalosi Pilimai, 71, of Laie, a construction laborer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons George, Losi and Konrad; daughters Gwendolyn "Kaui" and Marlene "Maile"; brother Finau; sister Lila; 22 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.
Kaleo'Okalani Ching Ribuca
Feb. 16, 2014
Kaleo'Okalani Ching Ribuca, 32, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died in Fort Walton Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Robert Clark, son Isaiah Clark, daughter Tehani Clark, parents Naiki and Elmer, brothers Jason and Kimo, and sisters Malin and Lily Ribuca, and Melana Senn. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Sunday at Keehi Lagoon Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Arnold H. Shimizu
Feb. 13, 2014
Arnold H. Shimizu, 84, of Honolulu, an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, proprietor of KSC TV and former pitcher for the Asahi Athletics, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy S., sons Mark Y. and Don M., brother Fred K., sisters Mitsue "Florence" Hashimoto and Betty Tanaka, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Mary Alice Stewart
Dec. 21, 2013
Mary Alice Stewart, 89, of Kailua, a retired state of Hawaii schoolteacher, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by sons Douglas and John Stewart, daughters Alice McWilliams and Leslie Wynhoff, brothers John and Fred Dietrich, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Kaneohe. Luncheon to follow. Donations suggested to St. Mark Lutheran Church and School, Kaneohe. Additional information for an obituary printed Dec. 31.
George Hiromi Tamura
March 1, 2014
George Hiromi Tamura, 85, of Honolulu, a retired shoe sales manager and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Randall, Darryl and Lindsey; daughter Gayle; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel, 1330 Maunakea St. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Casual attire.
Charles Tang Jr.
Feb. 28, 2014
Charles "Chaz" Tang Jr., 60, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu police officer, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Charles Y. and Charlton W.; hanai son Paoa Godsey; daughters Jamie L. Tang and Alexa and Franceska Durkin-Tang; mother Avis A.; brother Russell-Ryan; sisters Sharon A. Akana, Rowena-Mae Wong and Annie-Amoy Tang; and caregivers Margaret "Margo" Sneed and Charles "Charlie" Lambert. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.
March 2, 2014
Saburo Teruya, 89, of Wailuku, co-owner of Teruya Tofu & Noodle Factory, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by son Walter, daughters Anna Mayeda and Janice Teruya, brother Ken, sister Yuki Nishikuni, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Condolences may be sent to ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Cesar Ancheta Vicente
Feb. 14, 2014
Cesar Ancheta Vicente, 78, of Honolulu, a yard maintenance worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Eufemia; sons Roger, Elmer, Edgar and Joel; daughters Jocelyn Tiu and Gernelyn Lanham; brothers Valerio, Lorenzo, Constante and Nelson; sisters Tomasa Castillo, Erlinda Semana and Fenina Placido; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
Catherine Oliveira Vitch
March 10, 2014
Catherine Oliveira Vitch, 68, of Makawao, Maui, a commercial housekeeper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Helen Oliveira; brothers Daniel, James and Gary Oliveira; sisters Juliet Lacio and Sandra Miller; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Church. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.
Charles George White
March 4, 2014
Charles George "Charlie" White, 88, of Waianae, a maintenance manager in the automotive industry, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Dorothy, son Chuck, daughter Karen Smith and a grandchild. Services: 9 a.m. March 24 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waianae. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Alzheimer's/Dementia Charity. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.
Mark Kealii Williams
Feb. 15, 2014
Mark Kealii Williams, 42, of Honolulu, a business owner and business agent at Local 5, died in Aiea. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by spouse Sangayu P., sons Matthew P.K., daughters Mayaryu M.P. and Maliaayu K.P., parents Evern and Jim "Bud," and brother David Billups. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Louis Alumni Club House.