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Obituaries

For Tuesday, March 18, 2014


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William Lester Ah Quin
Jan. 14, 2014
William Lester "Bill" Ah Quin, 71, of Waianae, formerly of Hauula, died. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by hanai daughter Mary K. Harada-Meafou, brothers James "Mililani" Jr. and John Sr., and sister Evan Lou Ah Quin. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hauula Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

Hideo Ajifu
Feb. 27, 2014
Hideo "Hank" Ajifu, 78, of Honolulu, a retired mason and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brother Roy and sisters Janice Ajifu, Kathleen Tanaka and Karen Oshiro. Private services.

Lily Chieko Arikawa
March 3, 2014
Lily Chieko Arikawa, 92, of Hilo, a retired Del Monte Papaya manager and former owner of Skipper's Cove Restaurant, died in Pohai Malama. She was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Russell; daughter Diana Akiyama; brother Fred Kukita; sisters Alice Masada, Thelma Matsumoto, Judy Esquitin and Betty Perry; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

June K. Burton
Feb. 20, 2014
June K. Burton, 87, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Lee and Dean, daughter Kimberly Okabayashi, brother Shigeji Kogachi, sister Masako Cornell, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information published in an obituary Sunday.

Paul L. Caballero
March 4, 2014
Paul L. Caballero, 56, of Aiea died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Dwane and Paul J., daughter Christine Kronkright, brother Ronald, sister Aida Macalutas and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Allen Dat Cho Chun
Feb. 10, 2014
Allen Dat Cho "Dutchie" Chun, 90, of Honolulu, a retired federal government paint supervisor for the Navy Public Works Center, retired state Department of Transportation laborer and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Martha W., sons Randall H.F. and Eldon H.W., daughter Allene E.F., brother Dr. Wallace, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Linda Avery Culverhouse
Feb. 16, 2014
Linda Avery Culverhouse, 55, of Buffalo, N.Y., died in Buffalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kainoa and brother Geoffrey S. Avery. Private services.

Patricia Jo Caldwell DeLong
March 11, 2014
Patricia Jo Caldwell DeLong, 83, of Kailua, a retired director of nursing services at Beverly Manor and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. She was born in Radford, Va. She is survived by sons Edward, Keith and John; daughter Lisa; sister Marianne Reading; and a grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. Monday at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Kailua. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Kailua.

Timothy F. Eden
March 12, 2014
Timothy F. Eden, 53, of Honolulu, an electrician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by companion Diane C. Frommes, sons Gary Stillwell and Shane Johnson, daughter Tamara Lehti, mother Betty, brothers Ernie and Doug, sister Linda and eight grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Adeline R. Franco
March 13, 2014
Adeline R. Franco, 92, of Kahului died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Stan and Norman, daughter Darlene Janosko, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Friday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Shuji Fujimoto
Feb. 28, 2014
Shuji Fujimoto, 80, of Ninole, Hawaii, a retired sugar cane planter, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by stepmother Chikako; brothers Osamu, Tetsuo, Sadao, Takao and Ken; sister Kiyomi Nakamura; and stepsister Donna. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Maxie Subiate Guarin
Feb. 17, 2014
Maxie Subiate Guarin, 91, Honolulu, a retired certified nurse assistant at Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home, died in Avalon Care Center. She was born in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Josephine Ramos and Rose Lazo, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Elizabeth Reynolds Havard
March 6, 2014
Elizabeth Reynolds Havard, 98, of Hilo, a retired physical education teacher, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Fairhope, Ala. She is survived by son Jesse B. Jr., daughter Mildred Cooke, hanai son Keith K. Ka'aukai, hanai daughter Myrna Ablao, brother Ralph Reynolds, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services in Alabama.

James Yoshiharu Inaba
Feb. 28, 2014
James Yoshiharu "Jimmy" Inaba, 93, of Kailua-Kona, a former Kona Inn employee, died in Kailua-Kona. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ann, daughter Sharon Dual and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mokuaikaua Church. Services: 10 a.m. Donations sugested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

Marlene Tsuyuko Kaneshiro
Feb. 22, 2014
Marlene Tsuyuko Kaneshiro, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Kawakami Delicatessen cook, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kevin K. Kaneshiro; daughters Charlene E. Belbot Kaneshiro, Laurie K. Tachino and Codie C. Remirez; sisters Deanna Yamaguchi, Joyce Arakaki and Sybil Morishige; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Karl Tadashi Kawachi
Feb. 22, 2014
Karl Tadashi Kawachi, 66, of Mililani, owner and insurance agent of Financial Forum, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Janice; son Kevin; daughters Kristen and Kari Kawachi, and Joy Nakayama; mother Betty Araujo; brother Ray; and sisters Lynn Okuna and Annie Yonashiro. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Manoa Valley Church, 2728 Huapala St. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Russell David Kalani Kuamoo
March 7, 2014
Russell David Kalani Kuamoo, 59, of Hilo, a former welder and machinist, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Beni-Jo; sons Roland A., Myles and Huaka; daughters Mitzi and Ramzi; brother Darrell; sister Mapu Abraham; and nine grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at Puhi Bay, Keaukaha. Casual attire.

Lloyd Kiyoshi Kunimura
Feb. 15, 2014
Lloyd Kiyoshi Kunimura, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha Airlines aircraft mechanic and an Air Force veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Lynda K. Heim and Lora K. Kunimura, brothers Andy T. and Ernest M., and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Eugene Emil Leucht
March 8, 2014
Eugene Emil Leucht, 85, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired architect, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by sons Gary and Jeff, daughter Nancy Marquiss and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo or Christ Lutheran Church.

Manu Folaumahina Loketi
March 6, 2014
Manu Folaumahina "Tu'ipulotu" Loketi, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Regency Hotel maintenance employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Longoteme, Tonga. He is survived by sons Solomone, Taniela, Saia "Sione Finau," Sitaleki, Alatini and Lupeni; daughter Kakala; brothers Tevita Haiteni and Sione Tupou; sister Kakala Vaihu; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Free Church of Tonga. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Norine Luann Madrona
March 2, 2014
Norine Luann Madrona, 79, of Hilo, a retired operator services manager, died at home. She was born in North Dakota. She is survived by sons Randall and Terry Clay, and Robert Carter; daughter Dinah Clay-Melvin; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences may be sent to Dinah Clay-Melvin, 100 Hoomalu Place, Hilo, HI 96720.

Julana Hanako Mashino-Bowker
March 8, 2014
Julana Hanako Mashino-Bowker, 44, of Kahului, a Walmart stock clerk, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband John Bowker IV; son John Bowker V; daughters Dana, Tanisha, Rebecca and Jazlyn Bowker; parents Alan and Dana Mashino; brothers Alan and Robert Mashino; and sister Chantel Manalo. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pukalani Baptist Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Ronald Thomas Mata
Feb. 25, 2014
Ronald Thomas Mata, 69, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Advertiser district manager, died in Makakilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother Henry Jr. and sisters Moani Dumaoal and Pauline Naumu. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

Craig George Shigeo Matsui
Feb. 19, 2014
Craig George Shigeo Matsui, 52, of Kaneohe died in Kaneohe. He was born in Sacramento, Calif. He is survived by mother Julia N. and sister Sandy Matsui-Cabanilla. Celebration of life in Sacramento. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Josefina Dela Cruz Misa
Feb. 19, 2014
Josefina Dela Cruz Misa, 86, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines. She is survived by sons Wilburn, George and Miller; daughters Wilma Williams and Lorna Misa; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:15 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Lillian Miyoko Miyashiro
Feb. 21, 2014
Lillian Miyoko Miyashiro, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Likelike Drive Inn waitress, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Wayne K., Dennis T., Stanley K. and Neal N.; brothers Robert S. and Albert T. Shimabuku; sisters Shizue Tobara and Yeiko Kohagura; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Matsuko Mizoguchi
Feb. 2, 2014
Matsuko Mizoguchi, 98, of Kahului, owner and operator of Ben Franklin Crafts Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Paul and John; daughters Gayle Frank, Ellen Furukawa and Charlene Schroeder; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

William Kiyomasa Nakamura
Feb. 27, 2014
William Kiyomasa Nakamura, 93, of Honolulu, a controller for Maui News and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Nobuye, son Don, daughter Gwen Yoshizawa, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tsuyoshi Nishimoto
Jan. 30, 2014
Tsuyoshi "Nick" Nishimoto, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Safeway produce manager and a retired Army staff sergeant and 35th Infantry member who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Mary Beth and Maria Boushell, and Ruth Watkins; brother Ronald; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Cattleya orchids welcome. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

Rita Kau'ilani Huihui Parker
Jan. 29, 2014
Rita Kau'ilani Huihui "Lita" Parker, 77, of Waimanalo died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alexander Jr.; sons Alexander III, Lionel and Wes; daughters Alice Parker and Sondra M. Bush; brother William "Zingy" Huihui; sisters Sybil H. Sanchez, Sonja Fredlund, Mona Huihui, Alicia McCullen and Liz Bustillo; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua first ward. Services: 11:15 a.m. Private interment at a later date.

Mitsuko Powell
Feb. 20, 2014
Mitsuko Powell, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Duty Free Shoppers tour coordinator, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Japan. She is survived by son Henry, daughter Shirley, sister Sachiko Shirase, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Michael Phelps Quinn
March 11, 2014
Michael Phelps Quinn, 74, of Kula, Maui, formerly of New York, a Manufacturers Hanover Trust retiree, chief financial officer for the Maui County Department of Water Supply and an Army veteran, died in Kihei, Maui. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Audrey; son Patrick; daughters Gretchen Quinn, Anne Termine and Kara Di Falco; brothers Mark and John; sister Eileen Juico; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life in New York. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Erik Rasmussen
Feb. 17, 2014
Erik Rasmussen, 77, of Honolulu, former owner of Worldwide Store Fixtures in Honolulu and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kolding, Denmark. He is survived by wife Ligaya "Lee," daughter Cindy, sister Jytte Nielsen, a grandchild and four great-grandchildren. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Inurnment to follow. Contact Tanya5762@yahoo.com for more information. Updated service information for an obituary published Feb. 22.

Gertrude Erika Schoeder
March 11, 2014
Sister Gertrude Erika Schoeder, also known as Sister Gertrude Maria Schoeder, 90, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Germany. She is survived by numerous cousins. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Malia o ka Malu Convent, 1117 4th Ave. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Sugiko T. Shoop
Feb. 28, 2014
Sugiko T. "Sue" Shoop, 83, of Mililani, a Host International retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kobe, Japan. She is survived by son Frank Jr., a brother and three sisters. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Antoinette Kuulei Sparacino
Feb. 24, 2014
Antoinette Kuulei Sparacino, 80, of Waimanalo, a private home caregiver, died in Wahiawa Nursing & Rehab. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert, Daniel and Kevin Del La Paz, Albert "Bully" Gomes Jr. and Jacob Cobb-Adams; daughters Marvelee Kalani, Reina Del La Paz, Andrea Cuban, Lorilei Flores, Crystal Mahuiki and Amanda "Kanoe" and Althea Gomes; brother Donald H. Watts; sisters Evon and Mercy; 41 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. April 5 at Alii Beach Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

Judy Yoneko Tomisato
Feb. 12, 2014
Judy Yoneko Tomisato, 76, of Mililani, a Gyotaku retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Sashiki-Cho, Okinawa. She is survived by husband George N., son Jamie, daughter Carrie Ann A. Kubo, brothers Nobuo and Takeshi Taira, sisters Shige and Haruko, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information published in an obituary Sunday.

Fabian Toribio
Feb. 27, 2014
Fabian Toribio, 76, of Hilo, a retired Air Force technical sergeant, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Onomea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nancy K.; son Jon Jon; daughter Nancy T. Tabandera; stepsons Jack, Jeffrey, Mark and Timothy Vanderhoff; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Burial: noon March 25 at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Merle Tatsuno Umebayashi
Feb. 21, 2014
Merle Tatsuno Umebayashi, 90, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by husband Keijiro, sons Colin and Clifford, daughters Cheryl Harris and Faye Koto, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Serices: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mark Steven Vierra
March 13, 2014
Mark Steven Vierra, 60, of Waianae, a retired Wire Products of Hawaii laborer, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Debby; sons David Earl Jr., Matthew J. and Jeffery John Cushing Sr.; sisters Betty Jane Pacheco, Cathy Sabanal and Doreen Bicoy; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Maili Beach Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Ellawin L. Wilk
Feb. 25, 2014
Ellawin L. Wilk, 79, of Honolulu, a cashier, died in Hale Mohalu Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Daniel K. Aki and Ronnie G. Fernandez, brother Edward K. Aki Jr., seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Updated service information for an obituary published Saturday.

Sharon Sachiko Yoshiura
Feb. 25, 2014
Sharon Sachiko Yoshiura, 64, of Honolulu, a member advocacy manager for HMSA, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Glen K., sons Blake and Daniel, and sisters Diane Goo and Arlene Matsuura. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire.






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